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Harborview [no cc]

by orkahm Posted 28th Oct 2020 at 4:00 PM - Updated 29th Oct 2020 at 10:58 AM by orkahm
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Harborview is a bustling fishing hub that has gotten more popular with time for people who want to either make a name or reeling fortune for themselves, but will those goals work in tandem with their family life, or will they break it apart?


Harborview has been my relaxing Coronavirus project this month. Originally this town was going to be a Japanese city, then I took a complete 180 and decided to make a town based off Maine (or at least multiple google pictures I've seen of different parts of Maine). A lot of the buildings are based on actual buildings or houses from Maine, or in some cases inspired by those buildings and houses.

This is a complete neighborhood, all the lots and the neighborhood are decorated. There are 99 Character files (comprising of essential NPCs, a small group of custom Townies, and the playable families) and all lots were compressed by Mootilda's Lot Compressor. Some characters were created with custom CAS sliders made by Nopke, you do not need these sliders in order to play this neighborhood, but having them is recommended for enhancing your Sims 2 CAS experience.






Most lots are fully furnished, with some lots only being furnished bathroom and kitchen wise in order for prices to be reasonable, each house has a smoke alarm, but no burglar alarm.



This hood is ORK02, if you already have one you'll have to alter the number to something not already in your Neighborhoods folder.
  • Open the ORK02.zip file and place the ORK02 folder in\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods.
  • Open the Harborview SC4.zip file and place the PNG files and the SC4 file in Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\SC4Terrains.

Cheats Used:
MoveObjects - used to move mail boxes, trashcans, etc. and to place sidewalk and asphalt.
boolProp allow45DegreeAngleRotation true - used to make some lamp posts diagonal

Credits
Mootilda - Used her Lot Adjuster and Lot Compressor.
Nopke - Used their CAS sliders (20 sliders and 24 sliders)

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 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 8 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
ORK02.zip

Size: 49.97 MB · Downloads: 2,204 · 29th Oct 2020
49.97 MB 2,204 29th Oct 2020
Harborview SC4.zip

Size: 843.3 KB · Downloads: 1,700 · 28th Oct 2020
843.3 KB 1,700 28th Oct 2020
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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
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Test Subject
#26 Old 7th Nov 2020 at 2:38 AM
I downloaded this neighborhood a few days ago and i can't get into some of the bigger lots? It always crashes whether i go with a via taxi or in build/buy mode. Also, I saw that you mentioned there were custom townies, did Exploratory Drone 125(...) happen to be one of them? He moved into an apartment unit and I cant interact with him and it resets my sim if i try. It's a darling neighborhood and it's quickly become my favorite.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#27 Old 8th Nov 2020 at 8:35 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by AbandonedLoneliness
I downloaded this neighborhood a few days ago and i can't get into some of the bigger lots? It always crashes whether i go with a via taxi or in build/buy mode. Also, I saw that you mentioned there were custom townies, did Exploratory Drone 125(...) happen to be one of them? He moved into an apartment unit and I cant interact with him and it resets my sim if i try. It's a darling neighborhood and it's quickly become my favorite.

This is the first time I heard about this problem, is anyone else having this problem? If yes, then I'll look into the files and fix it, if no, your game or computer might have problem that requires you to reinstall it.
Test Subject
#28 Old 22nd Nov 2020 at 8:53 PM
Hi, I´m loving the town, buildings are amazing! I have played a few families so far, just wanted to let you know that Santiago and Haverford are all missing bio descriptions. Of course I can make some up, but out of curiosity, in which direction did you intend for these families to go? Also I´m happy to report that I have sorted out difficulties in Connery family. Let´s just say that the whole town is feeling sorry for a poor grieving widow with two kids who totally did not cheer when her husband died in a very very unfortunate accident...
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#29 Old 23rd Nov 2020 at 2:10 PM
Hi Orkahm, I'm absolutely enarmoured with your neighbourhood and the families you've created! Thank you so much for all your work!!
Theorist
THANKS POST
#30 Old 28th Nov 2020 at 4:58 PM
Thank you
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Lab Assistant
#31 Old 3rd Dec 2020 at 7:24 AM Last edited by RockStarDrunk : 3rd Dec 2020 at 2:25 PM.
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Originally Posted by Ovenhole
Thanks!

@littleEgg, if you want to fix it for yourself, here's how:
You open the character file for each playable sim, go to "Catalog Description" and select "Copy string to all" for the first and third line. (Second line is the biography, which should already show up correct.) Commit and save. Repeat for each sim.

If you don't feel comfortable enough with SimPE to do that, I can PM you the correct names for the sims and you can edit them ingame with SimBlender.

I'd like the list of names. I've done everything I can think of short of changing the names via SimBlender.

Edit: I checked the language of my EPs/SPs in the Registry following this tutorial . They were mixed between US and UK spelling. Fixed that, redownloaded the hood and the names are correct!
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 19th Dec 2020 at 8:31 PM Last edited by wowrosanna : 19th Dec 2020 at 9:19 PM.
The names are not correct for me. In the Haverford lot I have the male as Keira Louie, the female as Roberto Jalow, the toddler as Tracy Sartor, and the dog as Chloe Haverford. The other lots are messed up also. Any suggestions? I don't mind changing them if I knew what they all were suppose to be...may a list of names would be great> Thanks. I am anxious to play this hood.

Edited to Add: I did the above mentioned tutorial and the hood has been redownloaded and reinstalled, the game is loading right now so I will see if it worked.

Edited again to say that it did not work for me. I still have the "bad" names. I need a list of the residents to make the change.
Test Subject
#33 Old 3rd Jan 2021 at 8:51 PM Last edited by SomethingSomething : 3rd Jan 2021 at 9:02 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by orkahm
This is the first time I heard about this problem, is anyone else having this problem? If yes, then I'll look into the files and fix it, if no, your game or computer might have problem that requires you to reinstall it.


I'm having the same issues. at first, I thought it was mods causing problems so I removed all the custom content and hacks from my downloads folder but my sims still reset when trying to interact with the alien Exploratory Drone. I had a crash too when I went to the bowling alley via car.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#34 Old 19th Feb 2021 at 4:28 AM
Amazing work. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#35 Old 29th Mar 2021 at 3:34 AM
It's been awhile since I saw a new neighborhood kicking around! Yay!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#36 Old 29th Mar 2021 at 3:35 AM
It's been awhile since I saw a new neighborhood kicking around! Yay!
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