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Picked upload! Default townie pool replacement (with subhood version)

by Queen of France Posted 6th Jan 2016 at 11:10 PM - Updated 21st Jan 2016 at 12:22 PM by Queen of France
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
You can see all of the townies' stats in this spreadsheet.

This hood was created in a full EP/SP game! Use with caution if you don't have all expansions installed.

Since it's the very first of the upload, make sure to test it on a throwaway neighborhood before attaching it to any hoods you care about, and remember to make backups!

This is a hood containing ready-made townies with personalities, aspirations, and TOs. I realized that I waste way too much time adding custom townies to my legacy hoods one by one every time, when there are already tools to make it easier for me. It's much better to just make them once, and to add them into the game all at once in the future.

There's two versions of this file available: a subhood template and a main hood template. The subhood can be added to any main hood of yours to add the townies, after which you are free to delete the empty subhood; the main hood is intended to work as a townie pool replacement, not as a playable neighborhood. If you've ever noticed that every time you start a new hood, Komei Tellerman is there, it's because TS2 pulls its default townie pool from a Pleasantview-based template, located in The Sims 2/TSData/Res/UserData/NeighborhoodTemplate. Replacing it with any other hood with the N001 prefix - such as this one - will make the game use townies from it instead.

More than anything, I'm hoping this upload will encourage more people to make and upload their own ready-to-add townie batches, because on its own, this upload isn't all that special, but having multiple batches to choose from would save plenty of simmers time and effort when starting a new hood or trudging through a legacy. It's a very straightforward process - I followed the tutorial on The Wooden Simolean, and then Mootilda's subhood creation tutorial for the add-on version.



This hood contains 40 sims, all of them adults - 28 women and 12 men. The townies have diverse body states - there's fit, neutral, and fat sims, as well as ones wearing glasses, makeup, and facial hair. They have custom personalities, randomized with the SimBlender or chosen by me. None of them are overly funky when switching between genders.

Installation:

Always remember to test subhoods on a throwaway hood before adding it to any hoods you care about!

Replacement version:
Place the extracted N001 folder in your Program Files/.../The Sims 2\TSData\Res\UserData\Neighborhoods directory. If you still have the original N001 folder there, zip it and store it someplace safe, in case you ever wish to revert to it.This will not affect existing hoods - only ones created while the replacement is in your game; to use the townies in already-existing hoods, use the subhood version.

Subhood version:
Place the extracted B101 folder in your Program Files/.../The Sims 2 Open For Business\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate directory. Add it to your oods in-game using the "Add Shopping District" button. You might have to use Mootilda's Fix Subhood Selection mod to see the template. Once the subhood is created and the sims are added, you are free to delete the empty subhood. Townies' names will be randomized, and their file numbers will be different form the ones in the main hood version.

Notes:

- You need OFB to use the subhood version.
- The hood contains no NPCs and sims other than the townies. They will be either pulled from their associated EP's templates, or will be generated by the game as needed if you have disabled the templates.
- Sims in the subhood version will have their names randomized when they're added to a hood. If you wish to use their original names, you can use SimPE or do it in-game using the Batbox.
- All sims were created by me, and almost all of them are available for download separately, and with cc, on my tumblr.
- There's way more female sims than male ones, which I realized about ten minutes into gathering all my sims. I'll try to make more male sims and add them in the future.
- All sims are wearing basegame content, aside form two sims wearing EP hairstyles, and contain no cc; but they were created in a full SP/EP combo game, and I'd appreciate someone letting me know if it works well in other game combinations, as I cannot run AnyGameStarter.

Future plans:
- Version with children, teens, and elders.
- Recessive genetics.
- All-dormie version.
- More male sims.

Additional Credits:
Mootilda
Miros
Inge Jones
Tags: #townie, #default

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

University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
TownieBatch1-Subhood.zip

Size: 8.94 MB · Downloads: 2,767 · 6th Jan 2016
8.94 MB 2,767 6th Jan 2016
TownieBatch1-default.zip

Size: 8.94 MB · Downloads: 3,788 · 6th Jan 2016
8.94 MB 3,788 6th Jan 2016
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. Replacement version:
Place the extracted N001 folder in your Program Files/.../The Sims 2\TSData\Res\UserData\Neighborhoods directory. If you still have the original N001 folder there, zip it and store it someplace safe, in case you ever wish to revert to it.This will not affect existing hoods - only ones created while the replacement is in your game; to use the townies in already-existing hoods, use the subhood version.

Subhood version:
Place the extracted B101 folder in your Program Files/.../The Sims 2 Open For Business\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate directory. Add it to your oods in-game using the "Add Shopping Distric" button. You might have to use [ur;=http://modthesims.info/d/420924]Mootilda's Fix Subhood Selection[/url] mod to see the template. Once the subhood is created and the sims are added, you are free to delete the empty subhood. Townies' names will be randomized, and their dile numbers will be different form the ones in the main hood version.

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Test Subject
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#26 Old 5th Feb 2016 at 1:47 AM
This is awesome! (Not because one of the Sims has my last name, which I was shocked to see xD) Thank-you so much form making this!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#27 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 1:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Ibelieveinchocolatediets
I love this! I do have a small question, would it be possible for you to upload individuals of these sims for play with? The gothic girl with the black lipstick and bob is my favorite.


She's already available for download here! Anyone else you like has a good 90% chance of already being on my tumblr.
Scholar
#28 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 1:01 PM
What do you mean you have to test with another neighborhood first? Are there any risks with this? :o Just want to know before I download, I love these townies.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#29 Old 6th Feb 2016 at 4:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Pideli
What do you mean you have to test with another neighborhood first? Are there any risks with this? :o Just want to know before I download, I love these townies.


That means: make a new hood, attach that subhood, and check if you like the sims and if you don't get errors. Nobody so far reported any problems with it, but attaching a subhood is irreversable, so it's always safer to make a test.
#30 Old 9th Feb 2016 at 7:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Queen of France
She's already available for download here! Anyone else you like has a good 90% chance of already being on my tumblr.

Thank you! :p
Test Subject
#31 Old 9th Mar 2016 at 4:55 AM
I play the sims 2 Ultimate Collection so I wonder where I have to place the N001 file...
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#32 Old 12th Mar 2016 at 4:40 PM
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Originally Posted by lilmissrain
I play the sims 2 Ultimate Collection so I wonder where I have to place the N001 file...


I don't know, sorry.
Test Subject
#33 Old 29th Apr 2016 at 5:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Queen of France
I don't know, sorry.


I also have ultimate collection, what about here C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin GAMES\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\Base\TSData\Res\UserData\Neighborhoods and having it override the nhood 1 folder there? Would that work? I'm interested in a whole new set of faces too, what a great idea! Thanks :-)
Top Secret Researcher
THANKS POST
#34 Old 5th May 2016 at 4:12 AM
Wow, Benjamin Long is actually a cute guy! lol.
They are really cool! Great set. I don't have a new neighborhood just now, but when I do, I will certainly use these. Thanks for sharing!
Lab Assistant
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#35 Old 5th May 2016 at 9:27 AM
Finally!!!!! Thank you for making all the townies awesome~~~
Field Researcher
#36 Old 15th Mar 2017 at 8:57 PM
Can I use this on Pleasantville itself?
Scholar
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#37 Old 2nd Mar 2018 at 7:33 PM
Did anyone figure out how to get this to work with UC?
Field Researcher
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#38 Old 11th Jun 2018 at 8:02 AM
I love this townie pool and have been using it on my Pleasantview save quite a bit.
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 11th Sep 2018 at 11:43 PM
These sims are wonderful. The ones that come with the game are unbelievably ugly. Does anyone know if there's a youtube tutorial for this. I didn't grow up with computers (I'm 62), and this description goes right over my head. Oh, and thanks for taking the time to create and share these.
Test Subject
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#40 Old 20th Nov 2018 at 8:48 AM
This is exactly what I was trying to figure out how to do - because I didn't want to remake all of my custom townines everytime I started a new game. Thank you.
Test Subject
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#41 Old 5th Feb 2019 at 4:57 PM
For those wondering about Ultimate Collection,

C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Best of Business\EP3\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate

Works for me so far! <3

Thank you for making this!
Lab Assistant
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#42 Old 27th Apr 2020 at 11:01 PM
Sorry to be confused, but do they replace the NPCs in the game? Like, the waiters and locals in NL and BV? Or are they just townies in the main neighborhood? Would they replace the ones I have in my current Belladonna hood?
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