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American Style Street Default Replacement [Update-13/12/2013]

by xdarkshadowx Posted 4th Aug 2009 at 1:47 AM - Updated 13th Dec 2013 at 5:58 PM by xdarkshadowx : Added default replacement for expansion worlds
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This is a (Latin)American Style Street Default Replacement

Update [13/12/2013]
- Replaced crosswalk on Sunset Valley to improve visual style
- Added default replacement streets for :
Twinbrook
Bridgeport
Starlight Shores
Appaloosa Plains
Moonlight Falls
- Please Redownload the new file and delete or overwrite the old one


IMPORTANT NOTE: Please delete your cache files before starting your game after these file are installed. That and letting the movie run through after installing mods like this result in way fewer crashes to the desktop on the load screen.

Default Street Colors [Sunset Valley]


New Street Colors [Sunset Valley]


High quality textures created by me


Enjoy !!!

Additional Credits:
Inge and Peter L Jones for the S3PE, Echo for Postal.
And Misty_2004, who inspired me to create this ... Anything is possible

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

Sims 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
MTS_DarkShadow2013_StreetDefaultReplacement.rar | [Update2013] Default replacement streets for Sunset Valley and other worlds

Size: 280.9 KB · Downloads: 1,337 · 13th Dec 2013
280.9 KB 1,337 13th Dec 2013
TS3_DarkShadow_StreetDefaultReplacement.rar | old file, default replacement streets only for Sunset Valley

Size: 209.5 KB · Downloads: 7,093 · 4th Aug 2009
209.5 KB 7,093 4th Aug 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 2:15 AM
WOWZA! I am so installing these! Thanks so much, and amazing work, looks so HQ in the pics!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 2:32 AM
pretty coolies! ill have to try them out!

DOEreoh
Test Subject
#4 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 2:36 AM
Fabulous (: x

I didn't slap you. I high-fived you in the face...
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 3:04 AM
so much better. thanks.
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#6 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 5:30 AM
Wow. These are really good!
Test Subject
#7 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 6:36 AM
They look really good. You realize that if you're going by US laws, though, you've just made all the streets one-way, though, right? I'm still going to download it, I just thought you should know.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 8:43 AM
Your textures are lovely! Like usagibouzu said, though, I think that the original street lines were technically correct if you assume that the streets are two-way and passing is not allowed. I haven't paid close attention to the way that sims use the roads, but I think that the roads are two-way and I'm pretty sure that the vehicles don't pass. Either way, the textures are lovely (much nicer than the originals) and I'm sure that these will get a lot of use. Thank you!
Test Subject
#9 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 9:24 AM
I believe this is just what I'm looking for. The American roads often confuse me - I would love some good European-looking roads for my town.

Thank-you so much for this.
Test Subject
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Wiki Wizard
#10 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 12:34 PM
wow this is great! well done on figuring this out! :P


It's ok, we all laugh-snort occasionally!
Check out some of my other stuff here.
Instructor
#11 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 12:50 PM
Default sim streets are CANADIAN!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Emmies
I believe this is just what I'm looking for. The American roads often confuse me - I would love some good European-looking roads for my town.

Thank-you so much for this.

Euro-Style street replacements have already been made, here:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=356780

Not buying TS4 until Terrain Sculpting is back and cheatless Split Levels are added!
Here's an idea: Stairs Pitch Slider.
"...We've always been at war with EAstasia."
Field Researcher
#12 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 3:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anshin Lanugo
Default sim streets are CANADIAN!


I don't think the default streets are exclusive to Canada. Here in the U.S. we have tons of streets like those.There are several just a few streets over from my house. And I do have to agree with the previous comments, that yea, these new street replacements would all be one way streets in the U.S.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 4:15 PM
Agreeing with lizbethbear on that the default EA streets are what I see in the US also (Yellow double lines is a two way street) EA made it too light on the asphalt. So for that reason I used the euro street replacement for darker roads but they do not show up at far zoom camera level, do your street replacements work from far zoom xdarkshadowx?
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 5:33 PM
It never bothered me so much until I saw your replacement
Test Subject
#15 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 6:07 PM
These are awesome!! When I go to My documents/ea games etc., I have several different cache files. Do I delete them all? Thanks for any help.
Banned
#16 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 7:17 PM
Cool! Can you do a Canadian roads replacement? (White on the sides, yellow in the middle, grey sidewalks with yellow lines to mark where it ends and the street begins)
Banned
#17 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 7:20 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lizbethbear
I don't think the default streets are exclusive to Canada. Here in the U.S. we have tons of streets like those.There are several just a few streets over from my house. And I do have to agree with the previous comments, that yea, these new street replacements would all be one way streets in the U.S.


Those streets look nothing like Canadian streets in the game, after all, I live there, and I think that the streets in Canada are yellow dashed lines, dark asphalt, lighter sidewalks, but not by too much, and yellow on the part of the sidewalk where it hits the road. :D
Mad Poster
#18 Old 4th Aug 2009 at 9:22 PM
Well whatever you guys are saying, these roads are PERFECT for UK players! Looks just like our roads.

I'm not too sure about the white lines down the outside of the road, I think the only lines we have there are usually single or double yellow lines to indicate short stay or no parking. I could be completely wrong though as I can't drive so don't pay much attention to road markings.

Just one question; why did you get rid of the drain grates?

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Instructor
#19 Old 5th Aug 2009 at 3:01 AM
I can't think of any place in the USA where the center road lines are white in the center rather than yellow--again, the default is the way it looks in the US. Nice job, but kind of odd.
Test Subject
#20 Old 5th Aug 2009 at 7:22 AM
Yes, as a Guy who long ago worked for the city and actually painted the streets after the resurfacing, the origianl were very nice and what we would do for 2 way streets, with no passing, these look like one way streets, which i have noticed sims going both ways,so my questions is, is it just cosmetic, or will sims actually get stuck in trafic, with nothing but 1-way streets
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#21 Old 5th Aug 2009 at 10:44 AM
My design is just cosmetic, I did the design like the streets of The Sims 2
Theorist
#22 Old 5th Aug 2009 at 12:10 PM
Hurray! thank you so much for this
Test Subject
#23 Old 5th Aug 2009 at 7:58 PM
Well, the default streets are already US style, and yours are US style one way streets. For a small town like Sunset Valley or Riverview, one way streets wouldn't be too frequent haha, but nice work! I like the darker asphalt.
Test Subject
#24 Old 5th Aug 2009 at 9:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anshin Lanugo
Default sim streets are CANADIAN!


Euro-Style street replacements have already been made, here:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=356780


*hates having to explain self*

What I meant was, although those euro-style streets are great, I prefer these ones because of the lines in the middle of the road (standard in the UK) and the darker road surface. So although they are intended as american versions, they work great for the UK's road system.
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