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Paloma Islands Neighborhood

by frillen Posted 12th Sep 2007 at 1:40 PM - Updated 9th Feb 2009 at 11:54 AM by frillen
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 18 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

Create your own tropical paradise with this neigborhood!
It's especially designed for creating beach lots which is now possible with The Bon Voyage EP, but BV is not required in order to use this hood.
There's one big main island and several smaller islands where some can be built on - You can even live on your own little private island in this neighborhood.

You may have to rotate the camera in order to place lots on some of the islands, but they're reachable.

I've created this neigborhood in such a way that there's room for several beach lots.
Use it as a Vacation hood, normal hood or any kind of hood you desire, decorate it in your neighborhood editor to give it a better look!

It looks best if you choose lush for the terrain, but you can use any kind of terrain available in the game, thumbs for each kind is already included in the zip-file, so you won't have to design your own neigborhood pic!

I might be doing a decorated version of this neighborhood at some point!

Enjoy my little version of a paradise :D

Unzip the content to your ..\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\SC4Terrains folder.

You may:
Upload a decorated version of it with or without lots to any site as long you don't take credit for the neighborhood file creation!

Created by Frillen - March 2007 especially for the following sites:

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Size: 562.9 KB · Downloads: 7,105 · 12th Sep 2007
562.9 KB 7,105 12th Sep 2007
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in SC4Terrains Folder: Cut and paste the .sc4 and .png file(s) into your SC4Terrains folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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21 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 17 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
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12th Sep 2007 at 5:08 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 13th Sep 2007 at 4:35 AM. Reason: is a thanks post
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 12th Sep 2007 at 6:12 PM
aww nice !! I was looking for a nice island for a neighborhood serie, you did it just in the right time ! thanks !
#3 Old 12th Sep 2007 at 7:28 PM
Lovely! Thank you!
Forum Resident
#4 Old 12th Sep 2007 at 7:38 PM
It is my personal dream to live on a deserted tropical island (but I need electricty, water & internet services...), but in reality it will never happen. I guess I will have to live out my fantasies through my sims... and this is a great neighbourhood to start with! Thanks for sharing.

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Test Subject
#5 Old 12th Sep 2007 at 8:21 PM
Thanks a lot!Keep working!!!

#6 Old 12th Sep 2007 at 9:23 PM
All I said is amazing.

Update: July 2009-I am back now to make invisible and tranparent recolors again in sims 2. You can pm me if you want your objects to be invisible and transparent from now.
#7 Old 12th Sep 2007 at 11:28 PM
Beautiful job and yep perfect for a tropical vacation island archipelago (not sure if it's an english word, erf it's for "archipel" = group of islands :D) .
Thank you frillen !

All of nature is within us and we are part of all nature (Chief White Cloud)
Test Subject
#8 Old 16th Sep 2007 at 7:56 PM
you've got talent.

Lab Assistant
#9 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 4:01 PM
This is awesome. I just used a template I downloaded from somewhere else and I wasn't real pleased with it in game. This looks like it will work alot better for my sims' paradise (base neighborhood)

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Field Researcher
#10 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 3:27 PM
Before I download it, I wanted to get a look at it, but the thumbnail isn't working.

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Original Poster
#11 Old 20th Sep 2007 at 1:25 AM
Originally Posted by Anjelstar76
Before I download it, I wanted to get a look at it, but the thumbnail isn't working.

There are 3 pics showing this neighborhood in the first post

Or are you talking about the included neigborhood thumbs included in the file?
If so, those pics are in-game pics of what the neighborhood will look like once you've created a new neighborhood using this template.
If you for example created a desert neigborhood using this file then you'll see the islands with a desert terrain in your neigborhood select screen

BTW Thanks a lot folks for all your fine comments

Life's a game, so let's play!
Forum Resident
#12 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 2:44 AM Last edited by SvJW : 21st Sep 2007 at 2:54 AM.
Originally Posted by Anjelstar76
Before I download it, I wanted to get a look at it, but the thumbnail isn't working.

You should place the All contents of archive in a folder
\My Documents \EA Games \The Sims 2 \SC4Terrains

frillen -
Many thanks! It is very beautiful! It fine works in my game. I have the house on island now. I happy!

Sorry my bad English

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Lab Assistant
#13 Old 23rd Oct 2007 at 1:19 AM
Really nice!
Thanks a lot!
#14 Old 27th Dec 2007 at 1:11 AM
Frillen, I just wanted to say thank you for this neighborhood. It looks like it will be fun to play. I was trying to figure out from the photos, whether I could place bridges across to the islands? Aren't they needed for the Sims to go places? Hmmm. I'll find out when I play it! Thank you again.

* Pickles *
Test Subject
#15 Old 6th Jul 2008 at 7:24 PM
I just started MTS2 and I want to know a couple things.
I downloaded it and used Q-Xpress to put it on the game,
But it wont show up on the menu, is there something else I have to do?
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 12th Oct 2008 at 4:35 PM
My own personal island? Awesome! Thanks so much for your hard work!
Test Subject
#17 Old 18th Jun 2009 at 6:38 AM
Just what I needed for my neighborhood of pirates!
Test Subject
#18 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 6:22 PM
Thank you so much! It's almost exactly what I wanted, but had no idea you could create neighborhoods! (I'm not tech savvy....)
Test Subject
#19 Old 21st Sep 2010 at 8:34 AM
For some reason this reminds me of Myst...Can't remember how exactly...
Nice job. It's very awesome and singular!

Lab Assistant
#20 Old 10th Apr 2011 at 5:35 AM
Looking for some smaller maps for tiny communities....PERFECT!!
Test Subject
#21 Old 21st Jan 2013 at 4:10 PM
Wow! I love this terrain