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Neighbourhood terrain: Ocean Peaks

by Duds Posted 9th Mar 2009 at 5:14 PM - Updated 7th Mar 2009 at 3:08 AM by Duds
35 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts
Hey all,

Been lurking about and not posting, so it was about time to give something back.

Here is my neighbourhood terrain, Ocean Peaks.
I am one of those people that dont like to have the perfectly flat section to build on, so thats why there is a lot of slopped land.

To gain full use of the neighbourhood you will need a few modifications to a couple of files.

To gain access to the edges you can check out this post:

Edited info:
A more recent post has in my opinion better camera angles, zooming and greater access to the edge of the terrain. Therefore I recommend you check out this post and consider using the changes there instead of above:

GunMod's Camera Mod 3.1


I have created a few terrains that have a distinct lack of flat ground because I find it more challenging to design my houses on sloped ground.
The game defaults however keeps the slope you can build on and the slope within the lot pretty tame.

Thus you might find you have the dreaded 'red coloured' no placement allowed when trying to place lots in this neighborhood. To gain access to more locations you need to adjust some settings.

Its helpful to backup the file first in case you mess things up.

To maximize the places available for lots you need to edit the Neighborhood.ini file.
To make it work in all your neighborhoods (i.e. expansion packs), you need to change the neighborhood.ini files in the following directories, (if installed in default locations):
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Sys
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 University\TSData\Sys
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Nightlife\TSData\Sys

Open each neighborhood.ini file with notepad and look for the paragraph that begins with the words [LotPlopTunables]
My setting at the end of the paragraph is:

And to stop the lot becoming too flat when created in the [SmoothingUnderNewLot] paragraph I have changed the value to:
(This will enable lots that have very changable slopes, and can make for very interesting house designs, however the novice designer might want to give this one a miss)

Dont forget to save the changes after your done.

Boatnana’s post has a few more details of allowing lots to be placed on bigger slopes:
Change max slope value **Update Dec 14, 05**

Add all the files to the EA Games/The Sims 2/SC4Terrains directory.
The pictures will let you see an image in the neighbourhood selection screen instead of the green line picture.

Hope you will enjoy this neighbourhood terrain !

Yes, I know that I spelt neighbourhood with a u but I'm from New Zealand :howdy:

Created by Duds !
(feel free to distribute as you please, though would be nice to hear what you think of it)

Updated files:
Included the terrain pictures for concrete and dirt options,
New pictures for lush and desert options,
New Screen shots so you get a better idea of terrain.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Ocean Peaks.rar

Size: 736.8 KB · Downloads: 2,180 · 9th Mar 2009
736.8 KB 2,180 9th Mar 2009
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 SC4Terrains Folder: Cut and paste the .sc4 and .png file(s) into your SC4Terrains 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 30th May 2005 at 11:50 PM
Pack Grandma's urn and kiss Meadow goodbye! It's moving day!
Test Subject
#27 Old 26th Sep 2005 at 12:54 PM
Thank you. This is beautiful!
Test Subject
#28 Old 16th Nov 2005 at 6:10 AM
SWEET!!! Great job, I love it.
#29 Old 26th Jan 2006 at 4:13 AM
This is my FAVORITE of all neighborhoods! Awesome job!
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 7:03 AM
*thumbs up* Downloading this - loving it
Test Subject
#31 Old 31st Mar 2006 at 12:07 PM

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#32 Old 9th Mar 2009 at 11:42 PM
very interesting terrain!

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10th Mar 2009 at 2:49 AM Last edited by whoden : 10th Mar 2009 at 10:08 AM.
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Test Subject
15th Mar 2009 at 1:57 AM
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Test Subject
#33 Old 30th May 2009 at 8:55 PM
Hey, people in England spell it with a U too ^^
And woooow this neighbourhood is sooo pretty ^^
Great work
Test Subject
#34 Old 27th Nov 2012 at 7:35 PM
Excellent! Thankss

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