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#1 Old 31st May 2015 at 8:07 PM Last edited by marka93 : 29th Jun 2015 at 11:58 PM.
Default {Approved) Four Corners aka Riley's Story (Approved)
Ok I have been working on this off and on for the better part of 2 years.

This is a ground up recreation of Riley's Story from Life Stories game using only the base game to make. This is the first hood you would play in LS.
Using the AGS program making a clean and empty game and using Mootilda's Hood Replacer program here I hope is the final creation of this hood.

This hood only includes all the playable sims and I have made each house to as close as possible to the original as possible using only the base game.
I extracted each sim using SimPE and clone them and made them new in this hood.

Before I upload more pic of the other houses I would like to get a mod's opinion on if this is allowed to be uploaded here at MTS.


ADD: I have added Bio's to each sim with what they have on the web: http://sims.wikia.com/wiki/The_Sims_Life_Stories
I have added in Jane Harlow as Riley's mother and set the family ties. I have given Jane Harlow some memories to what I think they should be.
I have set the 2 teens to what they should have been in the first upload and now there fixed and ready for testing.
New download is ready for testing.

ADD: All fixes through post 44 are now done and V5 has been uploaded.

ADD: V6 is now uploaded for finale testing.

ADD: V7 with the storytelling folder and all the fixes through post #59.
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#2 Old 31st May 2015 at 8:23 PM
I like it! I'm looking forward to play it!

Is Jane Harlow included? I mean, did you include Riley's mother? Because, Sharon's children won't be the cousins of Riley; the game doesn't recognize it. But it would be fixed, if you would include Riley's mother.
Thus, Sharon would be Riley's actual aunt and vice-versa.

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#3 Old 31st May 2015 at 8:24 PM
No I did not include a Jane Harlow for there was none or I missed her when I was doing it.

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#4 Old 31st May 2015 at 8:28 PM
This will be quite an interesting neighborhood. I hope it does get approved.

I think if you do include Jane, Riley's mother, then that means the neighborhood won't be exactly the same as the original (even though your version is, as you said, BG only, so it's already different), so that should give some sort of a clear pass.
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#5 Old 31st May 2015 at 8:29 PM
The original version does not have a Jane Harlow but there should be one. There was one! Because it's like EA deleted her, so that Riley is Sharon's niece but there should be a Jane Harlow. The game messes up the relationships when Sharon has a child and "incest" would be possible because of this...

I think, you can clone Riley and change the clone's appearance and make her the parent of Riley.

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#6 Old 31st May 2015 at 8:29 PM
Just went in and looked but there is no Jane to extract. I would be afraid of missing something up trying to add in a sim at this time.

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#7 Old 31st May 2015 at 8:31 PM
As said, you could clone Riley, age her up to elder and make her the parent.

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#8 Old 31st May 2015 at 8:31 PM
I will see what I can do.

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#9 Old 31st May 2015 at 8:32 PM
She can be deceased if you want, or a townie.

I'd suggest you making her a townie, then you only have to create her in CAS, move her in an empty lot, and make her a townie using the Teleporter Scrub.
Oh and, she should carry Sharon's genetics as recessives and vice-versa. As well as Riley's genetics.

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#10 Old 31st May 2015 at 8:36 PM
Ok this is what I am going to do.

Make a clone of Sharon and then use the pacifier to make a new sim with and delete the clone of sharon, age up the baby/child to elder and make her Sharon sister and Riley's mother and move her into Sharon's house.

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#11 Old 31st May 2015 at 8:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Jawusa
She can be deceased if you want, or a townie.


Preferably deceased, cause having townie relatives can create weird aging instances. :S

ETA: Or, as marka said, move her in with her sister.
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#12 Old 31st May 2015 at 8:39 PM
Jane needs to be a copy of Riley. So, you could clone Sharon and Riley. Use the pacifier to generate child of Sharon and Riley. Roll until you get a clone of Riley. Name that sim "Jane".
After doing this, move her in with Sharon. Then, open up SimPE and copy the dominant DNA of Jane into the recessive DNA of Sharon. And copy the dominant DNA of Sharon into Jane's DNA and Sharon's DNA. Then, it would be like they were all born in game and are genetically linked to each other.

I could do this for you if you want. I know how the game sets the genetics as dominant and recessive genes. So, I could make Jane the genetic sister of Sharon and the genetic parent of Riley.

ETA: Well, Jane actually don't need to be a clone of Riley. Maybe, Riley is a copy of his father... But Jane needs to have Sharon's genetics so, forget what I've said above. But Sharon needs to have Jane's dominant genes as a recessive and vice-versa.

I could still do it for you if you want... I guess, I caused headache... I'm sorry to ache your head.

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#13 Old 31st May 2015 at 8:56 PM
Ok here is a pic of Jane and will upload the new hood and @Jawusa please take a look at it to make sure I did it right.

Will need some time to do the work in SimPE but it should be done in about 20 min.
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#14 Old 31st May 2015 at 9:04 PM Last edited by Jawusa : 31st May 2015 at 9:35 PM.
Riley probably looked like his father. Yeah, you're right! As I see, she has green eyes, just like Sharon and I assume, Jane and Sharon have the same skintone and have the same hair color. If that's the case, then you only have to copy Jane or Sharon's dominant eye color DNA record into Riley's recessive eye color record. (Because she has brown eyes, not green eyes) Sharon has skin S1 while Riley has skin S2. If Jane has skin S1, then you have to change the "2" to a "1" in Riley's recessive SkintoneRange DNA record. So that the game knows, that Riley inherited her skintone color from her father. Riley has brown hair (like her mother and aunt), so if you want, you can change the recessive hair color record but it's not necessary. I'd leave it as it is. Then, Riley's other parent would be brown-haired as well.

Last but not least, you'll have to copy Jane's recessive DNA records into Sharon's recessive DNA records. So that the game knows, that their parents are the same.

Anyway, I'll check it out whether their DNA records are correct or not. I'll fix it if I find a mistake and upload the neighborhood then.

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#15 Old 31st May 2015 at 9:27 PM Last edited by marka93 : 1st Jun 2015 at 12:13 AM.
@Jawusa Ok uploading new hood. I did not do anything with DNA.

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#16 Old 31st May 2015 at 9:54 PM Last edited by Jawusa : 1st Jun 2015 at 7:03 AM.
OK, I fixed the DNA records. They all are genetically linked to each other now.

I noticed, that the sim biographies are all empty.
You can copy the sim biographies from the Sims Wiki. Like this: (copied from the wiki) Riley has moved into Four Corners to meet new people, seek excitement, and perhaps find love...

As for Jane, you can use this text (also copied from the Sims Wiki): Jane Harlow (née Foss) is a sim mentioned in The Sims: Life Stories. She is the mother of Riley Harlow and the sister of Sharon Foss.

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#17 Old 31st May 2015 at 10:43 PM Last edited by marka93 : 1st Jun 2015 at 12:28 AM.
Thank you @Jawusa for you help in this and that is the next part of the project and I will load up Riley's Story and make sure ever thing matches.


ADD: I have added in the family ties and memories that I think Jane needs and have uploaded the new one in the first post.
Please remove your attachement @Jawusa and thank you again for your help.

I have set the 2 teens as they should have been the first time but forgot to do but now it is done and ready for the testing to begin.


ADD again. Since there is no story to follow here should I rename the hood to Four Corners or leave it as Riley's Story.

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#18 Old 1st Jun 2015 at 7:04 AM
I'd rename it to Four Corners. There's no story to follow, as you say.

Anyway, I downloaded your newer file and will test it out.

ETA: Is there also an empty version of this neighborhood and are you also going to rebuild Bitville (Vincent's Story)?

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#19 Old 1st Jun 2015 at 2:04 PM
Ok Four Corners it will be.

No I don't remember making a empty version but I will go look around and see.

Yes Bitville is in the making now but it a little slower at getting going. I have all the Sims extracted and I think 2 houses have been built.

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#20 Old 2nd Jun 2015 at 3:40 PM
I playtested the Harlow family so far and took note of the following:

1. In the kitchen, there's a mismatched floor tile.

2. While playing the game, Bailey Fortuna walked by. Shouldn't he be deceased at the start of the game?

3. Riley has a memory of meeting her mother. That can't be done without making the father pregnant. She also has a memory of meeting Sharon. I'd remove those two memories and add a "Riley joined Family" memory for Sharon.

4. In the story, Riley and Dylan were sweethearts but then broke up when they were both teen. But in Riley's memories, there aren't any memories of Dylan and vice-versa. They don't even know each other.

5. Riley's house doesn't have any terrain paintings. As you see in picture 4. (Ignore the sprinklers I've placed there)

In LS, there's a gravel pathway, though.
You can acutally extract terrain paint from the LS lots and import it into those houses.

I should have switched my game to English before playtesting it... I'm sorry.
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#21 Old 2nd Jun 2015 at 4:18 PM Last edited by marka93 : 2nd Jun 2015 at 5:07 PM.
1. Will fix next time in game. Done
2. This is not the story game. (Bailey is such a nice looking sim I just could not kill him off.)
3. Will fix next time I open in SimPE. Done
4. Again this is not the story game this is a brand new hood that does not need to follow the story.
5. Will fix next time in game. Done

In my mind Sharon moved to town over a year ago and now hearing that Riley was looking for a change she invited Riley to move here and settle down, Sharon is Riley's favorite aunt.
Jane on the other hand fell on bad times and Sharon took her in.

Thanks for testing it out.

@Jawusa

I have fixed all so far in Riley's lot including the tile.
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#22 Old 2nd Jun 2015 at 8:57 PM Last edited by Jawusa : 2nd Jun 2015 at 9:18 PM.
Is Madison genetically linked to Fiona and Bailey? Because, as you say, you cloned the sims and remade them (meaning all of the sims have homogeneous genes; Madison should have genes from her father and mother) Madison's DNA should be like this:

Dominant Gene:
Eye: Brown (32dee745-b6ce-419f-9e86-ae93802d2682)
Facial Structure: - don't make any changes on this record
Hair: Brown (00000002-0000-0000-0000-000000000000)
Skintone: 1 (00000001-0000-0000-0000-000000000000)
SkintoneRange: 1 (00000001-0000-0000-0000-000000000000)

Recessive Gene:
Eye: Grey (0758508c-7111-40f9-b33b-706464626ac9)
Facial Structure: - should always be empty
Hair: Red (00000004-0000-0000-0000-000000000000)
Skintone: 1 (00000001-0000-0000-0000-000000000000)
SkintoneRange: 1 (00000001-0000-0000-0000-000000000000)


Anyway, I played some other families (Smith, Kincaid and Tchotchke):

1. In Starlight Cafe and Market, there's a missing counter at the edge. I'm just wondering, are you going to create subhood versions of Four Corners, because, then, you could convert this lot into an actual restaurant. (It can be done in NL for the downtown version and in OFB for the suburb subhood version) Both of those EPs have that restaurant feature.

2. There are no lights in Dylan's bedroom upstairs.

3. This is not an actual issue but Dylan's lot is not flat. I prefer flat houses, so that I can move those lots without messing up the neighborhood terrain. You can fix it with Mootilda's LotAdjuster, if you want to.

4. Mickey's house is not flat as well. You can fix it with Mootilda's LotAdjuster, if you want to.

5. Agora's house is not flat as well. You can fix it with Mootilda's LotAdjuster, if you want to.

6. The terrain paint is not complete in Agora's house. Did you extract the terrain paints or did you do it yourself?

That's it for now. I'll playtest the other families tomorrow.

Oh and, this would be perfect for the current Monthly Theme.
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#23 Old 2nd Jun 2015 at 9:52 PM
I will do all the fixes that is in post #20 and 22 and fix the DNA then I will upload a new hood with every house terrain paint under all bushes. Please download the new one in about 1 hour or so.

2. There are no lights in Dylan's bedroom upstairs. There is a light you just need to have Dylan go in there for the light to come on, you can see it in the pic. I will replace it just incase there is something wrong with it.

As for the "Oh and, this would be perfect for the current Monthly Theme." I have asked and am waiting on a reply. see post # 24 and 28 in this thread http://modthesims.info/showthread.p...25#startcomment

@Jawusa V2 is now uploaded with all the fixes in.

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#24 Old 2nd Jun 2015 at 10:09 PM
OK, I'll check it out.

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#25 Old 2nd Jun 2015 at 10:21 PM
As for the missing counter in Starlight Cafe and Market, that is how it is in LS.

After its all done I will turn it into both a downtown and shopping district.

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