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Clean Bon Voyage 'Stealth' Neighbourhood

by IAmTheRad Posted 16th Sep 2007 at 9:57 AM - Updated 17th Sep 2007 at 12:48 AM by IAmTheRad : adding maxis family
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On MATY, this was requested for Bon Voyage. This makes a clean stealth neighbourhood for The Sims 2 Bon Voyage. It's NOT installed the ways you make other mods. In fact, I'll tell you how to put it in the game.

C:\Program Files\The Sims 2 Bon Voyage\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate\V001 is the folder you need to access (assuming that you used the default install location, different install locations require a different path)

Make sure you make a backup, because once you use this, only a backup can restore it. This is VERY important to do.

Once you're in that folder, extract the package, and make it overwrite the old one. Then go into the Characters folder and delete EVERY file from inside.

This only works on a new neighbourhood. Once the game adds the 'Exotic Locations' part, then there'll be no tourists.

However, you must be cautioned once you load into a vacation lot after you use this. You'll get VERY bad lag as the game generates 48 new tourists. Once that's over, it won't need to load it again. As well, the tourists will not have the same family name, and the touristy clothes. They also might have different skintones when they're in a different household. (Each 'family' adds one child, one teen, one adult, and one elder. 12 'families' are made)

I strongly recommend you also get antiredundancy from MATY, since it'll stop tour guides being made for every lot visted, as well as unsavory charlatans. It'll make only the amount it needs (which is one)

This is still in testing.

The maxis_only file has the traveller family also incorporated into it. Same way to install. This time extract the folder after clearing the characters folder into the v001 folder

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

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Test Subject
#2 Old 16th Sep 2007 at 11:24 AM
I don't very understand what you mean...
As I had delete a sim in one of the hotels, then I can load into both the family and the hotel. So does thisbe helpful to me ?
Field Researcher
#3 Old 16th Sep 2007 at 7:30 PM
Thanks so much for doing this! I love having neighborhoods that don't come with ugly pre-made sims, so that I can have them generate based on my default faces instead of the Maxis ones.

More of my work can be found @
Test Subject
#4 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 11:06 PM
Do you mean it only work on custom community? Or any new communities without travel locations?
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 22nd Sep 2007 at 9:41 AM
Hey thanks for this. :D

You had eyes to see.
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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 12:19 AM
This is great. To anyone who is interested in this kind of thing for other 'hoods, here's the tutorials for it. Also a good thread for reporting problems for others to see (in addition to reporting any problems with this particular DL here),4306.0.html

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Test Subject
#7 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 12:05 PM
hi I was wondring if you or some one buildenabild for bon voyage