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Four Corners (aka Riley's Story): Neighborhood Recreation - No CC - Base Game Compatible *Update* (V2)

by Hood Building Group Posted 30th Jun 2015 at 12:53 AM - Updated 9th Aug 2019 at 9:27 PM by Hood Building Group
92 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
Here we have...
Four Corners (aka Riley's Story)
It's a 'The Sims Life Stories' neighborhood recreated for TS2; uploaded for the current monthly theme "Maxis".

First off, a big thank you goes to marka93 for recreating Four Corners and giving us permission to upload it with the group account. Thank YOU!
He's been working on this neighborhood recreation for 2 years. And it's finally finished! Yay!
He has built Four Corners, and we have playtested the neighborhood for him.

Riley Harlow had been living in Sim City all her life, untill she lost her job. Facing eviction, Riley turned to the one person she could count on, her aunt Sharon. Sharon had always been kind enough to help Riley out in a pinch, so Riley arranged to stay at her aunt's house in the suburb of Four Corners until she was back on her feet.

To Riley's surprise her aunt gave her the house and bought another house down the street.


Install Instructions
For The Primary Hood Version:
1. Put the folder LSR1 into your Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods
2. If you only have the Base Game installed, you 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.

For The Subhood Version:
1. Put the folder BLSR into your Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Open For Business\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate
Note: If you have The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, put it here instead: Program Files\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Best of Business\EP3\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate

In order to use the subhood template, please take note of the following:
-You need Mootilda's mods to fix the subhood selections, available here.
-To use Mootilda's mods, you will need Pets or a later EP/SP installed.
However, if you don't have Pets or a later EP/SP installed, you can temporarily remove Bluewater Village (B001) from the NeighborhoodTemplate folder and move this subhood in there. It will still be referred as Bluewater Village in the game. But the game will add Four Corners to your neighborhood. Restore B001 after adding the subhood and you're done.

Further Information:

This is a ground up recreation of Riley's Story from Life Stories game using Numenor's AnyGameStarter and Mootilda's HoodReplace to create the neighborhood with no Maxis content and to get the original look of the neighborhood with its original roads, neighborhood terrain, trees and decorations.

There aren't any townies or any NPC. So, you have to generate them yourself if you really want them.
You don't need to install a camera mod for this neighborhood. You will see all of the lots in a vanilla game.

All of the lots have been compressed with Mootilda's Lot Compressor.
Four Corners is base game compatible and doesn't have any CC in it. The shopping district/suburb subhood however requires Open For Business.

This hood includes all the original playable sims. The sims have been extracted using SimPE, then cloned in Body Shop and then recreated in the neighborhood using the clones. marka93 also included Jane Harlow; Sharon's sister and Riley's mother.

There are 10 families and 17 sims in total.
Four Corners has 15 lots; 4 of them are community lots, the other lots are all residential lots. One of those lots is a vacant lot.
Look in the comments for this neighborhood to read more about the individual families and lots.

marka93 has rebuilt each house as close as possible to the original using the base game only. Because The Sims Life Stories is a mixture between Uni, NL and OFB, many of the Four Corners lots had half walls and certain EP features (e.g. restaurants).

Therefore, many of the lots that had half walls before don't have any because halfwalls are not available in the base game.
Both of the subhood versions have halfwalls and some of the EP features, though. Look in the comments for this neighborhood to see what's missing and needs to be added.

As always, stay tuned for more neighborhoods to come!

Additional Credits:
marka93 for recreating this neighborhood and giving us the permission to upload it with the group account.
To the others who helped us playtesting Four Corners here in the Creator Feedback Forum.
Numenor for his AnyGameStarter which we used to make this neighborhood base game compatible and empty.
Mootilda for her Lot Compressor which we used to compress all of the lots and for her LotAdjuster which we used on some lots as well and for her helpful HoodChecker (to see whether there are any problems or not) and for Hood Replace which we used to copy the neighborhood terrain with its roads, trees, decorations from LS into this neighborhood.
Compressjpeg.com for compressing the size of the required images for the download page.
The makers of SimPE Of course, EA for The Sims Life Stories and for the original Four Corners!

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
ShoppingDistrictSubhood_FourCornersV2.rar | Shopping District Subhood Version - Requires Open For Business EP - V2

Size: 8.36 MB · Downloads: 4,247 · 30th Jun 2015
8.36 MB 4,247 30th Jun 2015
PrimaryHood_FourCornersV2.rar | Primary Hood Version - Base Game Compatible (Does not require any EPs/SPs) - V2

Size: 8.18 MB · Downloads: 7,374 · 30th Jun 2015
8.18 MB 7,374 30th Jun 2015
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. For The Primary Hood Version:
1. Put the folder LSR1 into your Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods
2. If you only have the Base Game installed, you 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.

For The Subhood Version:
1. Put the folder BLSR into your Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Open For Business\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate
Note: If you have The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, put it here instead: Program Files\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Best of Business\EP3\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate

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Theorist
THANKS POST
#76 Old 20th Feb 2017 at 1:30 AM
Thank you
Test Subject
#77 Old 24th Jul 2017 at 5:36 PM
Thanks for these, they're beautiful... I downloaded this and Bitville a while ago and have finally got round to enjoying them. It's great to play these sims lives again.

Are you going to do the same thing with the 'hoods from Pet Stories? Please say you're planning to!

A more random question... I know most people loath townies but I love them, and like to have the "correct" townies for the each neighbourhood. I own Life Stories; is there any way for me to copy the townies from the 'hoods there and add them to these hoods?
Trainee Moderator
staff: trainee moderator
#78 Old 3rd Sep 2017 at 1:06 PM
@GneissGuy

Sorry for the late response!
Yes, we're going to re-create the Pet Stories neighborhoods as well. We actually already did and only have to add the sims... so it should be available very soon!

As for the townies, you could clone those townies using SimPE and recreate them in the neighborhood. Then you can use the Teleporter Shrub or Teleporter Cat to convert them into real townies.
If you don't know how to do that, I could explain it to you as well!

Catalogue of Custom Neighborhoods for TS2
All Hood Building Group neighborhoods are available here
Want to get rid of EA's sims in neighborhoods? Check out my Clean and Empty Steatlh Hoods and Clean and Empty Neighborhood Templates
My Simblr
Test Subject
#79 Old 18th Sep 2017 at 9:30 PM
@Jawusa

Ooh great, how soon is "very soon"?

And I have heard of this process before but don't actually know how it's done. Could you explain it or link me to a good tutorial or something. Is it as slow as it sounds, having to do each individual townie separately? And is there any chance of corruption (not that I know much about corruption but know I want to avoid it). Thanks!
Field Researcher
#80 Old 26th Sep 2017 at 11:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jawusa
@GneissGuy

Yes, we're going to re-create the Pet Stories neighborhoods as well. We actually already did and only have to add the sims... so it should be available very soon!


That's wonderful news! I love the Pet Stories neighbourhoods, Midnight Masquerade especially, but there are so many borked faces there that I had no idea how to fix on my own. We're lucky to have you guys on the case

~~like a dirty dog
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#81 Old 30th Sep 2017 at 1:51 PM
@GneissGuy

We firstly want to upload our current project (Emerald Heights), and after that, we'll get to fix the sims' faces and then, the n'hoods will be available for upload.
The neighborhoods on their own are finished, so, the empty versions are already ready!

And no, there's no chance of corruption. And yes, you have to do all individual townie separately, but in CAS, you can create them in groups.
Alternatively, you could re-create the townies using the pictures on the Sims Wiki. Then, you can see what aspirations/names the townies have and you wouldn't have to use SimPE.
http://sims.wikia.com/wiki/Four_Corners#Townies

Catalogue of Custom Neighborhoods for TS2
All Hood Building Group neighborhoods are available here
Want to get rid of EA's sims in neighborhoods? Check out my Clean and Empty Steatlh Hoods and Clean and Empty Neighborhood Templates
My Simblr
Test Subject
#82 Old 21st Oct 2017 at 9:47 AM
Thank you guys so much for this! It brings back a lot of memories.
Do you happen to have a choice to download the neighborhood without the sims? I really love the neighborhood and thought about attaching it as a subhood to another town I've got going.
Mad Poster
#83 Old 22nd Oct 2017 at 3:32 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eleos2095
Thank you guys so much for this! It brings back a lot of memories.
Do you happen to have a choice to download the neighborhood without the sims? I really love the neighborhood and thought about attaching it as a subhood to another town I've got going.


Sorry but no, we did not make an empty version.

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
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#84 Old 18th Dec 2017 at 8:49 PM
I was hoping someone would do this someday! I've attempted to recreate Sims 2 Pets from PS2 myself for a little side project, so seeing these kind of uploads makes me happy!
Lab Assistant
#85 Old 30th Dec 2017 at 11:25 PM
Geez I wish this and Bitville had come with no sims version since they barely have vacant residential lots for my next legacy.
Mad Poster
#86 Old 4th Jan 2018 at 3:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by legacyoffailures
Geez I wish this and Bitville had come with no sims version since they barely have vacant residential lots for my next legacy.


I never uploaded it but I do have Bitville without sims in it http://simfil.es/22844/ You may need to renamed/renumber it for it to work because I think it has the same as the full version does.

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
THANKS POST
#87 Old 22nd Jan 2018 at 7:57 AM Last edited by attabiah : 22nd Jan 2018 at 10:47 AM.
Wonderful!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#88 Old 27th Jan 2018 at 7:46 PM
I'm having fun with this neighborhood!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#89 Old 30th Jan 2018 at 10:02 PM
Thank you all so much, finaly i can play LS with Mods.
Inventor
#90 Old 3rd Nov 2018 at 6:21 PM
Since there's an empty Bitville, is there an empty Four Corners by chance @marka93?

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Mad Poster
#91 Old 4th Nov 2018 at 2:00 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Primavera
Since there's an empty Bitville, is there an empty Four Corners by chance @marka93?


I don't think I keep that one but will look over the next month or two, my extra drives are all packed up for now.

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
#92 Old 9th Oct 2019 at 11:52 PM
Default Empty Four Corners?
Quote:
Originally Posted by marka93
I don't think I keep that one but will look over the next month or two, my extra drives are all packed up for now.


marka93: Did you ever look to see if you still have an empty Four Corners? I, too, would like to play an empty version.

Thanks!
Mad Poster
#93 Old 11th Oct 2019 at 1:49 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by piper2014
marka93: Did you ever look to see if you still have an empty Four Corners? I, too, would like to play an empty version.

Thanks!

It looks like it was on one of the ones that got burned up with my bad surge protector.

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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