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The Isle

by GLachaille Posted 7th Apr 2009 at 4:59 PM - Updated 6th Apr 2009 at 8:44 PM by GLachaille : Fix files
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The Isle

This file was modeled after the general shape of the UK/British Isles. My goal was not an exact replica of the terrain, just something vaguely reminiscent of it that I could use as the primary ‘Hood for my Harry Potter themed ‘Hood.

In my game, I disliked placing lots like “The Burrow”, “Shell Cottage” and “Malfoy Manor” in ‘Hoods based on specialized terrain like Hogsmeade or Godric’s Hollow. Generic terrains didn’t work just didn’t make me happy – so…

Over the years, I have tweaked the file to meet my game needs (specific to my lots) and this file is the final result. There is beach - special lot usable terrain.

Available for download are the basic SC4 file and required images (TheIsle.rar) and a the files necessary to use my decorated but lot-less version of the hood (N479.rar).

This download has custom installation instructions!

In addition to the normal installation instructions, this download also has a custom instruction, as follows:

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. How I use N479 –

I simply unzipped N479.rar into my Neighborhood directory and booted up the game. When I selected the N479 – Wizarding World – hood, the game automatically added all the other necessary folders.

Alternate Instructions –

Create a new hood using any terrain you have, the shut down the game. Copy the N479_neighborhood.package file and the N479_Neighborhood.png image into the new hoods folder. Delete or remove the N00X_neighborhood files created by the game and rename the N479 files to N00X. Restart your game – the decorated hood should have replaced the generic terrain.

Content Used in Screenshots and Decorated Version but not included:

I used three custom NHood decoration pieces (Cinderella’s Castle, Snow White’s Castle and Belle’s Village) from StormWench, available here:

NOTE: I have edited my version of SnowWhite’s castle (used as Azkaban) to allow it to be placed over water, since the game insisted I was trying to place it over water and not on the island I made for it. I did not have a problem when I tested the files in a different account that had an unmodified version of the object, but if you have an issue or want to adjust the placement, you can find the information to make the changes to your copy of the file here (thanks to saramkirk):

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Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
TheIsle.rar | Required SC4 and PNG files

Size: 1.41 MB · Downloads: 3,699 · 7th Apr 2009
1.41 MB 3,699 7th Apr 2009
N479.rar | Files needed to use decorated version

Size: 367.5 KB · Downloads: 2,850 · 7th Apr 2009
367.5 KB 2,850 7th Apr 2009

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Tags: #England, #Harry Potter, #UK, #Island

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I used three custom NHood decoration pieces (Cinderella’s Castle, Snow White’s Castle and Belle’s Village) from StormWench, available here: