Ultimate Townie Default Replacement

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Uploaded: 23rd Dec 2021 at 1:49 PM
Updated: 23rd Dec 2021 at 6:24 PM
This is something I've been experimenting with for awhile, inspired by Queen of France's Default Townie Pool Replacement here on modthesims. It was uploaded in 2016 and I haven't seen/found anything else like it.

Sometimes hoods feel empty without townies, especially if you start a BACC, but some people (myself included) can't stand maxis townies. Or some people like townies but when they download custom hoods and there aren't any, the game only spawns random adults as townies. Making a million custom townies is quite time consuming but there aren't a whole lot of options.

Now I've made an option, custom townies you can add to any game! Altogether there are 170 sims (which was A LOT of work!), made up of Townies, Downtownies, Dormies, Garden Club, Far East Locals, Island Locals, Mountain Locals, Tourist Families, Gearheads, Bohemians, Jocks, Techies, and Socialites. Mix and Match to only download what you want. I take requests if your ideal combination is not available (for example, I could create a child-free version of the base game townies as a N001 template or a subhood upon request).

I decided to go all out and create a Townie default replacement with subhood versions. There are 170 unique sims in total. There are an equal number of males and females in each category and age range. I worked hard to make sure zodiac and aspiration, as well as skin, hair, and eye color combinations were fairly equally spread out. There are a small percentage of fit and fat sims to add body diversity. Sexual orientation has also been pre-set to add diversity, but you can always change it however you want. A fair number of sims have been assigned jobs and all sims have been updated to start with some skill points.

Everyone is CC free and I did my best to make their hair and clothing stay within their required packs so any players missing certain packs can still use them without a bunch of randomization when they are generated.

Please read the differences in the available versions. You will need Open for Business to use the subhood versions.

Versions:

N001 Default Replacement: Base Game Townies, Downtownies, and Dormies

Subhood: SNS+BV+AL Townie Collection

Subhood: Base Game Townies Only

Subhood: Downtownies Only

Subhood: Dormies Only

Subhood: Garden Club Members Only

Subhood: Vacation Townies Only

Subhood: Apartment Life Townies Only


Meet the Sims:
See the comments for more info on the townies!
TowniesDownTownies
Dormies
Garden Club Members
Far East Locals
Island Locals
Mountain Locals
Tourist Families
Gearheads
Bohemians
Jocks
Techies
Socialites

Installation Instructions:

N001 Default Replacement:
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, rename it to N001-bak, in case you ever wish to revert to it. This will not affect your existing hoods - only the ones you create while the replacement is in your game; to add the townies to already existing hoods, you'll need to use the subhood versions.

Subhood Versions Install:
Place the extracted folder that begins with a "B" in your Program Files\...\The Sims 2 Open For Business\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate directory. To add it to your hood in-game, use the "Add Shopping District" button. You might have to use Mootilda's Fix Subhood Selection mod to see the templates. Once the subhood is created and the sims are added, you are free to delete the empty subhood. Some Townies names may be randomized (specified above) and their file numbers will be different from the ones in the main hood version.

Notes and Additional Credits:
- I'd love if more people also continue to make custom townies to share. Something my collection doesn't cover but would be cool is if someone makes a subhood to add custom Stray Pets
- Credit again to Queen of France for the inspiration
- Credit to Mootilda for her tools and tutorials
- Credit to Sunrader Sims for her advice and help experimenting with this project