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'Sand Simolean Point' A Neighborhood Designed for Beach Lots

by Phaenoh Posted 21st Sep 2007 at 2:00 PM - Updated 7th Sep 2011 at 8:02 PM by Phaenoh
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update: I've redone the terrain to lower the land. In my first version the street was about three stories above the beach water. In the 'Lower' version it is less than one. If you've had trouble placing beach lots in my original Sand Simolean Point, try the lower one!

Simspiration Studios Presents: "Sand Simolean Point"

"The people of Sand Simolean Point welcome you to their quiet little town. They invite you to shop, vacation, and even stay and settle down, provided you can slow down from that fast city pace!"

This quaint little neighborhood is perfect for a vacation neighborhood or commercial 'hood. The shorelines have been painstakingly leveled to correctly accept the new Beach Lots that Bon Voyage introduced, but if you don't have it, they still will more support the old system of creating beach lots, or just plain look nice with the water behind them. See all the empty lots around the shoreline? They are all beach lots. Mix and match sizes that suit you, every size fits everywhere, I tested to make sure (and had to redo it about 30 times to get it right).

This neighborhood is quite usable without a camera hack, though, if you do use one you can get to the lighthouses (currently, there aren't any there, you have to decorate it all yourself).

When you download this neighborhood, IT IS COMPLETELY BLANK. There are no lots, no decorations. Populate and decorate (or don't) to your heart's content. I personally think it looks pretty with a couple of lighthouses placed out of normal camera view, some sand, and some palm trees, but do what you like.

I personally use this neighborhood as an alternate to Bluewater, I moved Don, Nina and Dina, and Daniel Pleasant down here. They were causing too much trouble back in Pleasantview, so they headed for calmer weather. (If you want to move sims to different neighborhoods, first move the sim out of the house, then put the house in the bin, if you move them together, they will forget who they were! Silly sims!)

This is how I've got mine set up. In red you can see that I moved the Palm Tree houses from Pleasantview here, they fit in so much better down here in Sand Dollar - I mean Simolean - Point. In green you see my latest addition, my Sand Simolean Point Shops. In blue you see my 'Katrina Cottages'. There are 25 of them, they are all unfurnished, and are all under 20K. I think they are just ADORABLE! (and they got featured!) Cottages 1-5, Cottages 6-10, Cottages 11-15, Cottages 16-20, Cottages 21-25. The last set you see, in yellow, is my 'Nana Series'. There are 10 and they are also available right here at MTS2. They are ALL starter homes and they are ALL COMPLETELY FULLY FURNISHED. This neighborhood was made especially for these ten little houses, so go check them out! Banana Escape, Blue Lagoon, Patio Villa, Calm Serenity, Nutmeg Memories, Papaya Dreams, Seabreeze Island, Cinnamon Retreat, Seashell Cove, and Licorice Daze!



To install, place all of the files that you have downloaded here and un-rared in your SC4 Terrains folder.

Enjoy!
-Phaenoh

P.S. I love reading comments! Leave me a couple?

Additional Credits:
To EA, for making it SO EASY to edit terrain in SimCity4. I'm SO GLAD that I can EASILY tell if the beaches are at the right level or not. ...hate them.

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 1:38 PM
Default 'Sand Simolean Point' A Neighborhood Designed for Beach Lots
Many thanks! I for a long time searched for a hood for downtown. I think, I can't find the neigborhood better than yours! Huge gratitude!
Test Subject
#3 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 1:45 PM
I can imagine that this must of been painstakingly time consuming. Thank you for sharing, I shall use it straight away.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 1:47 PM
you done a great job...it looks great
I will have good use for it.

thank you
Scholar
#5 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 1:48 PM
This will go great with BV -- thanks for making it!

Can one build houses with basements in this neighborhood, or is the area low-lying enough that basements would just fill with water?

I made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes ONE :-) -- which you can find at http://corylea.com/Sims%201%20Mods%20by%20Corylea.html
Field Researcher
#6 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 2:03 PM
Thanks, really good. I be the seconed person to donwload it,

More Power !!!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 2:12 PM
Could you please upload the version with those lots?
Field Researcher
#8 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 2:12 PM
I was looking for a hood like this one!! Thanks for sharing!!
Field Researcher
#9 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 2:31 PM
wonderful! This is EXACTIALLY the type on N'hood ive been wanting, especially since BV! Thank you
Test Subject
#10 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 2:37 PM
Wonderful hood! I'm downloading now and look forward to using it!
Alchemist
#11 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 3:00 PM
You really did a famous job and shared a marvellous neighborhood with us!
I´ll be looking out for your starters!!
Tons of thanks!
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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Original Poster
#12 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 3:04 PM Last edited by Phaenoh : 21st Dec 2007 at 1:40 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corylea
Can one build houses with basements in this neighborhood, or is the area low-lying enough that basements would just fill with water?
I've got no idea there. Everything is really flat and this is my first neighborhood I've built. My first instinct would be to say no, but you can try it and report back. Though, not to many of these beach towns have houses with basements, can we write it off as realism?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nelson340
Could you please upload the version with those lots?
No, I won't be uploading a version with the lots. The ones in red are from Pleasantview, so you don't need those ;-) The other two are already available in their own threads. The placement of the lots in the town was done rather quickly and haphazardly, there is no real right way of doing it, so once you collect all the ones I've used and place them as you like, you win. Glad to see you are interested in using it as I am though!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 4:09 PM
Ahh thank you! This is gonna be soo perfect for BV ^_______^
Again, thank you soo much!


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Test Subject
#14 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 4:15 PM
Thanks for making this great neighbourhood! I've been searching for something like that for months! But I would have a question (only if you are totally bored and have nothing better to do): could you make the same neighbourhood but with only one beach and a little bit bigger? So, if you have other plans like doing another different looking beach neighbourhood, it would also be great, but doing the same should be less work! If you could do that, I would be very, very glad and thankful!
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#15 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 4:25 PM
What do you mean by bigger? If they are any wider (or less wide) they no longer support beach lots. Sadly, I'm not totally bored, currently I'm frantically taking pictures of all the starter lots so I can upload them today. School started for me on Wednesday, so I'm trying to finish all my projects here before I have to abandon them for a while. I actually didn't have plans to do another neighborhood for a while, though I had another in mind, but it isn't much of a beach neighborhood. Terrains are hard to get just right if you need them for something specific. See my 'additional credits'.
Mad Poster
#16 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 4:35 PM
Awsome neighbourhood!!! The one I presently have supports only two beach lots and i've been thinking on expanding, so this is just perfect. Thank you so much for sharing.
Test Subject
#17 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 4:49 PM
You have no idea how happy this makes me! Thanks a million. I've been trying to build a beach neighborhood and have been really frustrated by the lack of shorefront space. YAY for you!!
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 5:22 PM
I've installed it and I love it, thank you!

I would love to know how you get the beach lots to actually run right down into the sea without BV, ie the old method you mention. Do you know anywhere I can find instructions?
Test Subject
#19 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 5:34 PM
So, by asking for a bigger neighbourhood, I just meant more lots... But I can understand that you are occupied with other (or even 'better' - that's what teachers would say) things... So just thank you for this neighbourhood! It's great!!!
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 5:35 PM
I have BV installed but can't seem to get lots to plop down to cover the beach and water, am i doing something wrong, love this n'hood and want to move all my sims there, btw called it pleasant point (pun there somewhere) as it is a sun n'hood of pleasantview
Thanks and big thumbs up!
Test Subject
#21 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 5:52 PM
Thank you. This is perfect. I truly wanted a beachfront neighborhood, but sorely lack the skills to do this. Thanks...downloading now!
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Original Poster
#22 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 6:03 PM
No, sorry guys, but I'm not going to make another one, or make this one bigger. It took me the better (and worse) part of 5 evenings to get it all to work out right, I'm frustrated and done with it.

Saladoor, make sure you are using the special beach lots, regular lots won't go in water. Kinda sad you didn't keep the name I gave it, but its your game, so its alright I guess. I also am using it as a sub of Pleasantview. See above, I moved some of my trouble makers from Pleasantview out to the coast. Maybe the sea air will help them 'chill out'.
Test Subject
#23 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 6:37 PM
I love you! lol Many Thanks!!!! it looks awesome im gonna go try it out now!
Scholar
#24 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 6:56 PM
Thank you Phaenoh, it will be a nice beach neighborhood to live in.

All of nature is within us and we are part of all nature (Chief White Cloud)
Field Researcher
#25 Old 21st Sep 2007 at 8:18 PM
Thankyou for all your hard work, truly appreciated and well worth it!
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