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The Beginning of Strangetown.

by marka93 Posted 25th Mar 2014 at 2:09 PM - Updated 23rd Aug 2014 at 3:10 PM by marka93
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Welcome to "The Beginning of Strangetown".

(3rd installment of the "Beginning Hoods".)

Going back to the beginning of Strangetown.
The UFO has not crashed (yet) so there is no crater and the earthquake has not happen so the little hill has not formed (yet).

Have you ever wondered how Strangetown would have turned out if you were able to play the Strangetown Ancestor's from the start.
Well now is your chance, bring them up to current Strangetown or take them in a whole new direction.

Just a little back story of why I made this hood, EA/Maxis deleted most of the ancestor's in Strangetown, (This is one of the reason why Strangetown is corrupted from the start) and when I found out I could restore the deleted Sims so they would become playable again, I did it!

After following "A summary of the illustrated tutorial by Celesta92059" on how to Resurrect Sims with no character data http://sims.wikia.com/wiki/Resurrecting_tips
I made Sims with all the stats that I could find in-game and on the Wiki to fix the deleted Sims with.
I fixed all the deleted Sims so I could extract them using SimPE.
After extracting them I cloned them in this new "The Beginning of Strangetown" hood using the AGS program making a clean and empty environment with no Maxis content.
There are only 41 Sims in 25 families, there are no townies/NPC's in this hood.
There is no way to know if EA/Maxis made all the Sims in Strangetown or if they were born in game so to that end you may come up with different looking Sims when the babies are born

These Sims have the original DNA, original Genetics and original looks of the Strangetown Ancestor's.
(These are not the corrupted Strangetown Sims. They are cloned and fixed from the Strangetown ancestors.)
I tried to use the same style and color clothing they had in the game.
Some of the tops will have different colors than they originally wore. (If its not in the Base Game then they don't have it.)
After cloning them I cycle through all the ages from toddler through elder and back down to adult.

I have not placed any lots in this hood. Most players like to remodel or use houses they made or downloaded anyway.
To install place the STR1 folder in your "C:\Users\(your computer name)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods" folder.

Credits:
Celesta92059 for the tutorial on fixing deleted Sims: http://sims.wikia.com/wiki/Resurrecting_tips
Numenor for the AnyGameStarter v. 2.1.1: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=250555
Mootilda for the HoodReplace 2.3: Replace Neighborhood Terrain program. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=279992

I have made this hood into a Shopping District and you can get it here: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417

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
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TheBeginningofStrangetown.7z

Size: 3.90 MB · Downloads: 1,985 · 25th Mar 2014
3.90 MB 1,985 25th 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
#26 Old 24th Nov 2014 at 11:52 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by marka93
@AnnaSue Yes you can by using Mootilda's Hood Replace Program. http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=279992

Ah, perfect! Thank you very much!
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#27 Old 10th Sep 2015 at 4:02 PM
The best story going at this time is by Ovenhole and can be read here: http://modthesims.info/article.php?t=561495


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
#28 Old 6th Jan 2017 at 12:06 AM
Thank you soooo much for making these hoods. I'm totally obsessed with them right now. How do I make polination tech #9 impregnate male sims? Thank you!
Mad Poster
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#29 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 1:41 AM
@LaineyBug12

You mean Tech 7?

You will need 2 mods, 1 to teleport the sim to the lot and 1 to impregnate your sim with.

Teleporter that I use is the Cat. http://www.simlogical.com/sl/Sims2P...Teleporters.htm

The Sim Blender to impregnate the sim with. http://www.simbology.com/smf/index.php?topic=20.0
The sim you want to get pregnant must be the active sim.
Also the Sim Blender can teleport other sims to your lot if you just want 1 mod.

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
#30 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 8:02 PM
Thank you so much! Yeah, I get the aliens mixed up sometimes. I appreciate your reply and I super appreciate these neighborhoods you made! I am having so much fun playing them.
Mad Poster
THANKS POST
#31 Old 20th Feb 2017 at 1:51 AM
Thank you
Test Subject
#32 Old 7th Oct 2017 at 1:11 PM
how come when glarn curious was a toddler he had a LTW? is it my game or the neighbourhood?!
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#33 Old 7th Oct 2017 at 3:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emerald123
how come when glarn curious was a toddler he had a LTW? is it my game or the neighbourhood?!

It could be your game or just the hood but that is a sign of hood corruption.

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
#34 Old 8th Oct 2017 at 12:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by marka93
It could be your game or just the hood but that is a sign of hood corruption.


should I try downloading again?
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#35 Old 9th Oct 2017 at 4:02 PM
@Emerald123 you can try it again and if you still have the rar file you do not need to redownload it, just unpack a new set of files.

If it happens again then it will be your game that has screwed up on you and not just the hood.

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
#36 Old 14th Oct 2017 at 7:41 PM
Okay, I was thrilled to find this, and since I LOVE breeding Sims I grabbed this in a heartbeat. Thank you so much for making it!
However...

Since this is a neighborhood, the files need to go in the Neighborhoods folder, correct? Well I did that, and played one of the families for long enough for them to have a baby, but the next time I tried to play them, the loading screen got stuck on loading the family. It wouldn't advance past the last step to actually load the lot. So...I reinstalled the hood from the rar file...it was wonky from the start. Instead of the correct families in the Sim Bin, it had random Sims and animals. I loaded the Beakers as a test, and it was an animal control officer and a dog instead of Canute/who it was supposed to be.

I know this is likely a sign of game corruption, and I can deal with that if eventually necessary, but I was hoping if I could do something simpler than uninstalling/reinstalling the game first before going through that massive trouble. Any advice/information is useful, if anyone has heard about these sorts of issues. Thank you!
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#37 Old 16th Oct 2017 at 3:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tanathir
Okay, I was thrilled to find this, and since I LOVE breeding Sims I grabbed this in a heartbeat. Thank you so much for making it!
However...

Since this is a neighborhood, the files need to go in the Neighborhoods folder, correct? Well I did that, and played one of the families for long enough for them to have a baby, but the next time I tried to play them, the loading screen got stuck on loading the family. It wouldn't advance past the last step to actually load the lot. So...I reinstalled the hood from the rar file...it was wonky from the start. Instead of the correct families in the Sim Bin, it had random Sims and animals. I loaded the Beakers as a test, and it was an animal control officer and a dog instead of Canute/who it was supposed to be.

I know this is likely a sign of game corruption, and I can deal with that if eventually necessary, but I was hoping if I could do something simpler than uninstalling/reinstalling the game first before going through that massive trouble. Any advice/information is useful, if anyone has heard about these sorts of issues. Thank you!


It maybe your My Doc folder for Sims 2 that is missed up, so try this.
Remove Sims 2 My Doc folder then start up the game and let it gen up a new setup for you and then try the hood.

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
#38 Old 27th Oct 2017 at 8:55 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by marka93
It maybe your My Doc folder for Sims 2 that is missed up, so try this.
Remove Sims 2 My Doc folder then start up the game and let it gen up a new setup for you and then try the hood.


Thank you! I will try this. It's been a frustrating time trying to figure things out, and I have horrible luck with technology. Thank goodness for help on the internet! I am glad to have options to try.
Mad Poster
#39 Old 31st Dec 2018 at 9:58 PM
Probably no one is still around...but just in case...
about the Muenda/Nigmos family, marka93 says Olive marries Rigger Mortis, "who also dies soon after with his brother". Who was Rigger's brother? And are her 3 husbands (+ one brother) and one fiancé (+ one brother) created with the hood? If not, wouldn't I have to create them (as adults), so the memories would be correct?
ALSO: when Maxis starts the hood old Olive is living with teen Ophelia, the child of Olive's dead sister Willow. The dynamics of THAT are not mentioned. How do Ophelia's parents die? How old was Ophelia? (info from memories in original hood?).

Namaste... or "go"
Mad Poster
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#40 Old 3rd Jan 2019 at 12:57 AM Last edited by marka93 : 3rd Jan 2019 at 8:06 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by grammapat
Probably no one is still around...but just in case...
about the Muenda/Nigmos family, marka93 says Olive marries Rigger Mortis, "who also dies soon after with his brother". Who was Rigger's brother? And are her 3 husbands (+ one brother) and one fiancé (+ one brother) created with the hood? If not, wouldn't I have to create them (as adults), so the memories would be correct?
ALSO: when Maxis starts the hood old Olive is living with teen Ophelia, the child of Olive's dead sister Willow. The dynamics of THAT are not mentioned. How do Ophelia's parents die? How old was Ophelia? (info from memories in original hood?).


I think you miss read it for Rigger Mortis does not have a brother.

Quote:
First Olive gets left at the altar by Earl E DeMise who dies soon after with his brother.
Then she marries Rigger Mortis who dies soon after of fire, now she gets married to Hugh Thanasia (he died in a fire) who also dies soon after with his brother,

Rigger Mortis, Earl E DeMise and his brother and Hugh Thanasia and his brother are included in this hood.

This story starts before Olive is even born so after doing all what I posted you then have your own choices to make if you want to go with what was in the original hood or take it in your own way its all up to you.

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
Mad Poster
#41 Old 5th Jan 2019 at 11:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by marka93
I think you miss read it for Rigger Mortis does not have a brother.
>>>>I quote: And then she (Olive) Rigger Mortis who dies soon after of fire, now she gets married to Hugh Thanasia (he died in a fire) who also dies soon after WITH HIS BROTHER,...


Rigger Mortis, Earl E DeMise and his brother and Hugh Thanasia and his brother are included in this hood.
>>>>Yes, I found that out.

This story starts before Olive is even born so after doing all what I posted you then have your own choices to make if you want to go with what was in the original hood or take it in your own way its all up to you.

>>>>>>> Sure. I also decided not to worry about how old the ancestors were when they died. I have done 3 1st generations by moving in 2 couples, whose children are ment to marry. I play till babies are children, then age everyone up. Also I've changed the terrain; created a hill for the Curious brothers, but not one for what will be the Beaker "castle" - I always hated that the castle (or the Spector "medieval" house) made no sense in this hood.
And thanks for still being around!

Namaste... or "go"
Test Subject
#42 Old 2nd Dec 2020 at 3:55 AM
Can anyone help me by building lots for the from the begining pleasantview and strangetown as im not good at building lots
Mad Poster
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#43 Old 2nd Dec 2020 at 3:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Invinciblebain1
Can anyone help me by building lots for the from the begining pleasantview and strangetown as im not good at building lots


Just get @Jawusa clean and empty neighborhood and you have all the houses.
https://modthesims.info/d/615468/cl...-templates.html

And if you don't want all those bin sims that get added to every hood then get @Jawusa clean and empty stealth hoods.
https://modthesims.info/d/520751/cl...-templates.html


In Strangetown I made the only house we have some early pics from that you may want to get.
And I made it 2 different ways.
247 Saucer Lane: https://modthesims.info/download.php?t=561911
249 Saucer Lane: https://modthesims.info/download.php?t=561968

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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