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neighborhood view fix: see whole neighborhood v1.0

by snappledude21 Posted 10th Oct 2004 at 11:29 PM - Updated 12th Oct 2008 at 3:04 AM by porkypine
268 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
Lets you see the whole neighborhood freely. Borders of world look odd but not much you can do about it since they didn't intend you to see them. And yes you can put lots anywhere.

UPDATED: Yes i finally got around to updating it.....people, all you do is right click the txt file and save as. Then put it in

C:\Documents and Settings\mike\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Cameras

Save the original somewhere else just in case you want it back. The others that did a different version, great. I'm sure they work just as well, but this hack works just fine for university also.

I'd like to take an opportunity to NUDGE all of you over to my new hack, which lets you put doors and windows on foundation walls. So you can put water around your house and still have a basement. You can find that here

That works great for finally getting that door directly into the basement from the outside. Hope you guys enjoy that as much as this one.

Type: Global Mods

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 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 914 Bytes · Downloads: 60,050 · 10th Jul 2005
914 Bytes 60,050 10th Jul 2005
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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 Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads 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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Field Researcher
#251 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 9:29 AM
You can't, at least not to my knowledge. Nasty that but hey, how would your simmies go to someone's place.

Oh yes, it does work with BV just fine.

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Lab Assistant
#252 Old 21st Mar 2008 at 3:57 PM
I love this mod!
Lab Assistant
#253 Old 25th Apr 2008 at 2:02 AM
This is blooming brilliant!!! I'm so glad I found this!

Forum Resident
#254 Old 10th May 2008 at 5:38 AM
Default Entering a lot screws up the camera
I just tried your camera.txt replacement. I can look at the neighborhood just fine but when I enter a lot it zooms way way out and I can't zoom back in to my lot.
I did not change anything in your text.

This is what I did to install the text. I went into:
my documents\ea games\The sims2\cameras
I renamed cameras.txt cameras.saf

I pasted your text into a text document that I named cameras.txt

Is this correct?

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Test Subject
#255 Old 10th Jun 2008 at 4:21 PM
No, you must replace the "neighborhoodcamera.txt" ;3
Forum Resident
#256 Old 12th Jun 2008 at 12:50 AM
Hello, This is still working good and I own all the EP's As Well As All The SP's lol

"This too shall pass, I shall walk and not become weary, I shall run and not faint, I shall mount up with wings like and eagle and fly."
Test Subject
#257 Old 11th Jul 2008 at 10:36 AM
Help Please!!!
I just reinstalled University and Pets and I put the camera.txt file in the Cameras folder and it's not working! I tried puting the camera.txt in all expansion cameras folder then just in The Sims 2 folder and it's still not working! It's driving me crazy cause it worked before. What am I doing wrong?
Any help is deeply appreciated.
Test Subject
#258 Old 16th Feb 2009 at 8:30 AM
This mod is still working for me, two years later. I love it. Unfortunately I've noticed that it no longer appears when you search for camera mods. Wish it would because it is simple and easy to use.
Test Subject
#259 Old 26th Sep 2009 at 8:17 AM
hey, On my game it still doesn't allow me to put the lots wherever I want. Can somebody help me with this?
Mad Poster
#260 Old 26th Sep 2009 at 12:04 PM
This is a camera modification. It alters how much of the neighbourhood you can see. It has nothing to do with lot placement. Lots can still only be placed where they can normally be placed; e.g. connected to a road.
This mod just lets you see more road to place lots by.

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Test Subject
#261 Old 3rd May 2010 at 4:24 AM
Originally Posted by drcolossus

excuse me what do I do with the txt file?
plz help plz!!!
Mad Poster
#262 Old 3rd May 2010 at 9:18 AM
The first post tells you what to do with the text file. You put it in the game's cameras folder and let it overwrite the original. Make sure you make a copy of the original first though and save it some place else like on your desktop of in your documents folder.

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Test Subject
#263 Old 5th Aug 2010 at 9:37 AM
umm yeah your hack kinda ruined my neighbourhoods please give me the code for the sims 2 neighbourhood camera email me at [email protected]
Test Subject
#264 Old 29th Jul 2012 at 7:53 AM
In beladonna cove in the end of the train pass at the ocean part. there is a hidden lot.
Test Subject
#265 Old 18th Jan 2013 at 11:52 PM
Still working perfect! I have all the EPs installed
Test Subject
#266 Old 6th Jun 2015 at 10:53 PM
Many thanks!
Lab Assistant
#267 Old 5th Feb 2016 at 7:29 AM
Thanks so much for this! I can get to those pesky edge of the neighborhood lots now that I couldn't access before.
Test Subject
#268 Old 20th Oct 2016 at 5:03 AM
Many thanks! I was getting annoyed with the Downtown view being so in-your-face that I looked around and found your file. It's so weird to finally go anywhere and see lots easily whereas I had to turn around in certain ways to see them. Thank you so much!
#269 Old 22nd Feb 2018 at 10:03 PM
Thank you!!!
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