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Picked upload! Welcome to Riverside

by The Riverside Group Posted 1st Mar 2014 at 12:51 PM - Updated 28th Feb 2014 at 3:08 AM by The Riverside Group
137 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 4 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.
Riverside is a serene neighborhood with an eclectic assortment of homes nestled between the river and the mountains. Lots of parks, lakes, and trees increase the surrounding beauty. But, is trouble brewing beneath the peaceful veneer?

The neighbors include freewheeling singles like the Anderson and Ross households; large nuclear families like the Jeffersons, and Marshalls; and multigenerational families like the Molyneux and Russells. Each family has its own challenges to face, in its own way; and whether they triumph or succumb to despair, only time will tell. You can read about our residents, their houses, and the community lots in the comments for this thread.

In addition to the playable families, Riverside contains a number of townies; however, it was built on empty templates and the townies were built to match the original ones shown in the preview pictures. They are not the Pleasantview townies, and care has been taken to ensure that no sims unnecessary to the vision were created.

Although we have a variety of families already living here, there are plenty of new homes to choose from. You'll be glad that you decided to join our community. New homes are completely unfurnished, so be sure to bring your old furnishings or stop by the furniture store before you come. You'll find information in the comments about a small selection of the houses for sale in Riverside. To view the rest, be sure to visit our lovely neighborhood.

This is a recreation of Maxis' lost neighborhood. As many of you know, Riverside was meant to be the only neighborhood featured in The Sims 2 during early production. During this time, Maxis released a series of screenshots of Riverside and its amazing lots. Later on in development, Maxis decided to destroy Riverside to make way for three new Sims 2 neighborhood. In the process, this great neighborhood was lost and forgotten. After finding a Riverside hood made by Thsms204, which was incomplete and corrupted, we decided to make a complete, safe, base-game version of Riverside for all to play.

For the original fly through:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO-5JPFxe9c

To extract:
1. Download the rar file for which one you want. Riverside.rar With Sims or RiversideNoSims.rar WIthout Sims.
2.Double click on Riverside.rar or RiversideNoSims.rar

To install:
1. Place the folder N107 into your "Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods" folder. (This is the full complete hood.)
2. With the base game and early EPs, you will have to copy the contents of the Storytelling folder into your "Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Storytelling" folder in order for it to function properly. Later EPs do not have this requirement.

3. Place the N207 into your "Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods" folder. (Riverside without Sims.)

Camera Mod:
This neighborhood does not require a camera mod. All lots are visible in a vanilla game, although you will not be able to see all of the lots at the same time. You may need to rotate the camera to see some of the lots.

Potential Issues:
Though the scenarios described in the neighborhood story and household description were created with care, certain functions of later EPs may interfere with their realization; for instance, the trashed bathroom in the Molyneux house may be cleaner and less broken than expected. The developers have done their best, however, to ensure that every player entering every household walks into the middle of some challenging situation. Enjoy.

Additional Credits:
The original, flawed recreation of Riverside by Thsms204 was used as a model. Tools used in construction include Mootilda's LotCompressor, LotAdjuster, and HoodChecker; Numenor's AnyGame Starter, Quaxi's SimPE which was further developed by Peter and Inge Jones, and SaraMK and Argon's Empty and Cleaned up Templates. The neighborhood was compressed using JFade's Compressorizer, which in turn uses benrg's DBPF library

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

This is a multi-part download:


To extract:
1. Download the rar file for which one you want. Riverside.rar With Sims or RiversideNoSims.rar WIthout Sims.
2.Double click on Riverside.rar or RiversideNoSims.rar

To install:
1. Place the folder N107 into your "Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods" folder. (This is the full complete hood.)
2. With the base game and early EPs, you will have to copy the contents of the Storytelling folder into your "Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Storytelling" folder in order for it to function properly. Later EPs do not have this requirement.

3. Place the N207 into your "Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods" folder. (Riverside without Sims.)
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Riverside.7z | Riverside complete with Sims N107

Size: 18.80 MB · Downloads: 16,864 · 1st Mar 2014
18.80 MB 16,864 1st Mar 2014
RiversideNoSims.7z | Riverside without Sims N207

Size: 11.54 MB · Downloads: 4,578 · 1st Mar 2014
11.54 MB 4,578 1st Mar 2014
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
THANKS POST
#126 Old 25th Aug 2016 at 9:36 AM
Thanks. Great hood!
Theorist
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#127 Old 20th Feb 2017 at 12:56 AM
Thank you
Theorist
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#128 Old 20th Feb 2017 at 12:56 AM
Thank you
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#129 Old 15th Jun 2018 at 12:45 AM
OMG this Riverside town from the Beta version of The Sims 2 is brilliant and I've always wanted to play with that 3 story modern house where the Anderson family live for years since I first seen it on one of the early trailers back in 2003 :D
Test Subject
#130 Old 19th Jun 2018 at 12:35 AM
Look Dina Ross is just like Dina Caliente
Test Subject
#131 Old 16th Jan 2019 at 2:35 AM
Default Lack of Hills
Ok, I LOVE THIS NEIGHBORHOOD! But, when I installed it, there weren't any hills on the certain sides like it showed in the pictures. Is anyone else having this issue? Thanks in advance.
Mad Poster
#132 Old 16th Jan 2019 at 1:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrycenTheSimmer
Ok, I LOVE THIS NEIGHBORHOOD! But, when I installed it, there weren't any hills on the certain sides like it showed in the pictures. Is anyone else having this issue? Thanks in advance.


It was done that way because the mountains were getting in the way of the big lot next to them but if you want the mountains back just make a throw-away hood with the SC-4 and use Mootilda's program "Hood Replacer" and replace it with that one. http://modthesims.info/d/279992/hoo...an-24-2010.html

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
Test Subject
#133 Old 10th Feb 2019 at 11:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by marka93
It was done that way because the mountains were getting in the way of the big lot next to them but if you want the mountains back just make a throw-away hood with the SC-4 and use Mootilda's program "Hood Replacer" and replace it with that one. http://modthesims.info/d/279992/hoo...an-24-2010.html

OMG!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
Test Subject
#134 Old 11th Apr 2019 at 11:06 AM
I'm amazed!
Omg, this is so, so awesome! I had already started to recreate some of the families by myself some time ago.
I found this thread by chance yesterday when engaging in some research about The Sims 2 Beta version. So it's great to see someone else has already done the work.
I can't wait to play with them and stir some drama!
Test Subject
#135 Old 26th Apr 2019 at 11:40 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bewbala
THIS....IS....AWESOME!!! Only thing I can think to make better was in the Brooke family, the twins were Melissa and Star (Not Danielle). And the Marshall family, the teen's name was Teeny not Lila. BUT STILL AWESOME

How do you know the original names? I mean, where does this info come from?
Test Subject
#136 Old 14th Apr 2020 at 10:23 PM
I love this neighborhood.
It has been really fun to remodel all the houses and add to the families.
Mad Poster
#137 Old 22nd Apr 2020 at 2:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nessa19892
How do you know the original names? I mean, where does this info come from?


To me it is almost like Thsms204 had inside info when he did Riverside for all the info he had and how the sims look very close to what was on the internet at the time he made the org. Riverside hood and I use his info to make this fixed and clean version of Riverside with just the base game so everyone would be able to play it.

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
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The Riverside Group also recommends you check the following:

To extract:
1. Download the rar file for which one you want. Riverside.rar With Sims or RiversideNoSims.rar WIthout Sims.
2.Double click on Riverside.rar or RiversideNoSims.rar

To install:
1. Place the folder N107 into your "Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods" folder. (This is the full complete hood.)
2. With the base game and early EPs, you will have to copy the contents of the Storytelling folder into your "Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Storytelling" folder in order for it to function properly. Later EPs do not have this requirement.

3. Place the N207 into your "Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods" folder. (Riverside without Sims.)