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By Request: Diamondbar Islands

by Caupi Posted 25th Sep 2007 at 10:50 PM - Updated 28th Sep 2007 at 6:56 PM by Caupi
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Due to drastic environmental issues, rising waters have submerged the lowlands of Diamondbar Delta, reshaping the neighborhood into a chain of low islands. The locals have dubbed the new landscape Diamondbar Islands.

This neighborhood is simply Diamondbar Delta remade into islands instead of penninsulas, per a request I received by someone that plays only island terrains (what a good idea, I may have to try that) I've tested and ensured that all roads fronting on the ocean are capable of taking a Bon Voyage beach lot.

Thumbnails for different terrain types have been included in the zip, so no picture taking is necessary unless you find mine too ugly for words. The file should be unzipped into \My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\SC4Terrains.

Note: To be able to fully utilize the available property, a camera mod such as GunMod's Camera Mod is highly recommended to be able to utilize all of the beach lot ready areas.

Comments, suggestions and random thoughts are always welcome. Enjoy!

Important (tenative) information for beach house downloaders!

People are having problems with custom neighborhoods and some downloaded pre-built beach lots not fitting (I've tested with my own and other people's custom beach neighborhoods, my own and others' downloaded beach lots) - here's what I *think* is going on:

If you download a house originally built in a 'hood with a beach (road) that is LOWER than the neighborhood you are trying to import it to, it will not fit. Maxis 'hoods tend to have very low beach roads, most user created 'hoods have higher roads (SC4 being the PITA that it is). This means that you will probably have issues trying to place houses built in "stock" neighborhoods on custom ones.

If you download a lot that is built on a beach (road) HIGHER the one you are importing to, it WILL fit. This means that most beach lots build in custom 'hoods will fit in Maxis hoods, but may not fit in other custom 'hoods if their beach level is higher than your original build site.

Unfortunately, there's really no way for you to know what neighborhood the houses were built in unless the uploaders state it in their posts.

Tenative information/discovery until I can mess with it some more, this is just what seems to be true from my own fiddling. ::sigh:: I really wish there was a more accurate map-builder than SC4 to do this in. Will update if I figure anything else out.

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Size: 1.39 MB · Downloads: 3,840 · 25th Sep 2007
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Tags: #neighborhood, #beach lot, #diamondbar, #coastal, #hood, #Bon Voyage, #vacation