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Picked upload! Dirt Road & Grass Replacement *Updated*

by sunni9676 Posted 27th Apr 2010 at 4:09 AM - Updated 26th May 2010 at 5:34 PM by sunni9676
43 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 9 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
***This road has been updated on 5/26/10. I thought I had fixed a problem where the road would revert to the game road during snow (on the end piece and curves), but the problem kept happening. I have absolutely, without-a-doubt fixed it now!!! And I compressorized it so it wouldn't be such a large file. So, you may want to re-download the updated road. If you do not have Seasons expansion you do not need to get this updated version.

Change the appearance of the game roads and grass instantly with a new dirt road and textured grass. This mod will only change grass terrain neighborhood types and affects both neighborhood and lot views. The dirt road is designed for themed or rural neighborhoods. It offers the impression of being a narrow road with natural ruts and indentations and has no sidewalk.

In lot view you will be able to see the altered roads and terrain automatically, however the asphalt game road remains in front of the lot. It will be necessary to use the moveobjects on cheat to remove the asphalt road and apply the included floor tiles that match the dirt road to create a nearly seamless look. They are large 5x5 tiles, so drag them to apply the roadway (located in Floor -> Miscellaneous). Please note that you need to place any driveways you want to have on the lot before you remove/replace the road.

Also, you can only have one road/terrain mod at a time in your Downloads folder. To return to the original game roads or use another road mod, just delete or remove the Dirt Road & Grass Replacement file.

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
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
sunni9676-DirtRoad&GrassReplacement.rar | Description: Outdated version - Please download the 5/26 Update 1.42 MB 8,764 27th Apr 2010
sunni9676-DirtRoad&GrassReplacement[5-26].rar | Description: UPDATED MAY 26 for Seasons 1.60 MB 15,092 26th May 2010
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.

  • 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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Test Subject
19th Jan 2012 at 11:53 PM
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Test Subject
#26 Old 16th Feb 2012 at 10:34 AM
Errr, When I downloaded this, I didn't know it replaced the default neighborhood roads and grass. I thought they were just like... Floor Tiles or something. So i wanted it back to normal. I deleted the files... I checked on Sims Game and it was still there but worst when i'm in a household only the road in front of my house is normal the rest is dirt. So can someone help me please ?
Test Subject
#27 Old 17th Feb 2012 at 8:35 PM
I downloaded this, and I didn't like it very much so I decided to delete it from my downloads folder. But when I did, the grass and the roads on my lot all turned white! How can I fix this?
Test Subject
#28 Old 23rd Feb 2012 at 7:42 PM Last edited by exoticlips : 23rd Feb 2012 at 10:05 PM.
Default I Lost My Sky
i tried to remove your stuff from my download folder and now all my game is screwed. i have no more rivers, sky and no matter what terrain style i choose for a new neighborhood, it's all green and horrible. i appreciate that you created this but now all my game ( i have all the ep's that i paid a lot for) is useless. i'm a movie maker but now i can't keep doing what i do just for one download. i feel a little mad because i see that i'm not the only one having this problem.i even see here that the last time someone voiced that problem was in 2011. you haven't answered since. so please help us !!!!! i want my neighborhood back, i want my rivers, my sky , my moon and my sun!

ps: the problem occured yesterday, just after i installed the 7 eps that i bought the same day. i know you may not answer today but i would appreciate if it didnt take you another year to react.

a very sad and frustrated downloader
Test Subject
#29 Old 23rd Feb 2012 at 11:09 PM
Originally Posted by multiskydiamond
Errr, When I downloaded this, I didn't know it replaced the default neighborhood roads and grass. I thought they were just like... Floor Tiles or something. So i wanted it back to normal. I deleted the files... I checked on Sims Game and it was still there but worst when i'm in a household only the road in front of my house is normal the rest is dirt. So can someone help me please ?

it happened to me too but no one can help me . i will contact the creator personally. this could not happen in a worse moment. i' was about to start making a movie . it happens in a city so i need a concrete neighborhood, but this download erased it all. now i have no other choice of terrain texture but this green grass. i'm about to lose my mind when i realize how much i've spent for this, and to loose it all for one download makes me really mad. contact me in mp if you find something, i'll do the same
Test Subject
#30 Old 28th Feb 2012 at 12:20 PM
Is there any way to apply this to just one neighbourhood and have the rest still assphalt?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#31 Old 2nd Mar 2012 at 11:25 AM
As I have indicated previously, this "mod" is only texture files. They are recolors of the game's road and grass images. It will only change the look of the roads when the .package is placed in your Downloads folder. When taken out, your game will use it's original images for the roads/grass. It does not affect the game in any other way and will not conflict with any expansions or stuff packs, as well as any other kinds of custom content.

To all people that encounter what they consider issues with the "mod" - Did you backup your Downloads folder before applying my mod and any other custom content? If you have not done this, I cannot be responsibile for anything that happens to your game. In the event that you ever have problems with custom content you should be able to revert to your previous saved "The Sims 2" folder and all your problems will be sorted.

Next did you test your custom content in a blank hood/game to be certain it was compatible with your computer/expansions set up?

Lastly, if you did not do the previous actions, have you tried creating a "fresh" game by deleting your "The Sims 2" folder? (Obviously this will delete your current game, so you should back that up before doing this step.)

In any case, it is important that you understand how to back up your game and test custom content before using it in your permanent/playable hood. Otherwise, the game is easily prone to borkage which is unfortunately a part of the Sims2 experience. The problems indicated by commenters was easily avoidable by backing up the game.

Visit these sites for more Medieval downloads: Sunni Designs, Plumb Bob Keep, and The Medieval Smithy.
Top Secret Researcher
#32 Old 4th Jul 2012 at 9:22 AM
The illusion is awesome. Can't wait to try this! :D
Test Subject
#33 Old 8th Feb 2013 at 8:23 PM
this is beautiful, beautiful work! thank you, it looks amazing in-game. would you have any interest in converting this for dirt neighborhoods, but in a way that the grass would transfer too? ::fingers crossed::

UPDATE: nvm, found your files at the Plum Bob Keep. Thanks again, you're an amazing creator!
Test Subject
#34 Old 16th Feb 2013 at 2:38 AM
super love it thanks so much : ] ~
Forum Resident
#35 Old 29th Nov 2013 at 11:16 PM
This mod is one of the best I've seen since playing the original game. It completely changes the way the neighborhoods look, especially if you change carpools to horse-drawn coaches and the like. However, I noticed with Strangetown there was no alteration. Is there a known problem with desert/concrete tiles?
Test Subject
#36 Old 16th Mar 2014 at 1:33 AM
Thank you :)
Test Subject
#37 Old 5th Apr 2014 at 11:23 PM
thanks so much! i'm remaking my towns to be medieval/Victorian and this comes close to the look i want for town!
Test Subject
#38 Old 12th Apr 2016 at 10:21 PM
Doesn't work
I truely love your work, but I placed it in my download folder and it doesn't work...any idea why? Or what I can do?
Test Subject
#39 Old 22nd Apr 2016 at 12:19 AM
thanks, i can do my kindoom in the sims 2 , its fantastic and amaizyng!
Test Subject
#40 Old 8th Dec 2016 at 7:59 PM
Is there any way to update this mod for Sims 4? It's awesome!
#41 Old 10th Feb 2018 at 7:26 PM
Awesome work! Sunni, you was one of the greatest creators for the game! Rest in peace, my dear.
Lab Assistant
#42 Old 12th Mar 2018 at 9:36 PM
I know this is posthumous, but I'd still like to thank you for the work you've done. I really appreciate these lovely roads.
Mad Poster
#43 Old 13th Sep 2019 at 4:23 AM Last edited by grammapat : 14th Sep 2019 at 6:42 PM.
Default Fyi
I have terrain replacement mods; does this interfere with yours? The dirt roads are not showing up.
ADDED: I discovered that hood-terrain defaults DO interfere with road replacements.
And sorry I didn't realize the creator has passed away.

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