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'Sand Simolean Point' A Neighborhood Designed for Beach Lots

by Phaenoh Posted 21st Sep 2007 at 3:00 PM - Updated 7th Sep 2011 at 9:02 PM by Phaenoh
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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.
Update: I've redone the terrain to lower the land. In my first version the street was about three stories above the beach water. In the 'Lower' version it is less than one. If you've had trouble placing beach lots in my original Sand Simolean Point, try the lower one!

Simspiration Studios Presents: "Sand Simolean Point"

"The people of Sand Simolean Point welcome you to their quiet little town. They invite you to shop, vacation, and even stay and settle down, provided you can slow down from that fast city pace!"

This quaint little neighborhood is perfect for a vacation neighborhood or commercial 'hood. The shorelines have been painstakingly leveled to correctly accept the new Beach Lots that Bon Voyage introduced, but if you don't have it, they still will more support the old system of creating beach lots, or just plain look nice with the water behind them. See all the empty lots around the shoreline? They are all beach lots. Mix and match sizes that suit you, every size fits everywhere, I tested to make sure (and had to redo it about 30 times to get it right).

This neighborhood is quite usable without a camera hack, though, if you do use one you can get to the lighthouses (currently, there aren't any there, you have to decorate it all yourself).

When you download this neighborhood, IT IS COMPLETELY BLANK. There are no lots, no decorations. Populate and decorate (or don't) to your heart's content. I personally think it looks pretty with a couple of lighthouses placed out of normal camera view, some sand, and some palm trees, but do what you like.

I personally use this neighborhood as an alternate to Bluewater, I moved Don, Nina and Dina, and Daniel Pleasant down here. They were causing too much trouble back in Pleasantview, so they headed for calmer weather. (If you want to move sims to different neighborhoods, first move the sim out of the house, then put the house in the bin, if you move them together, they will forget who they were! Silly sims!)

This is how I've got mine set up. In red you can see that I moved the Palm Tree houses from Pleasantview here, they fit in so much better down here in Sand Dollar - I mean Simolean - Point. In green you see my latest addition, my Sand Simolean Point Shops. In blue you see my 'Katrina Cottages'. There are 25 of them, they are all unfurnished, and are all under 20K. I think they are just ADORABLE! (and they got featured!) Cottages 1-5, Cottages 6-10, Cottages 11-15, Cottages 16-20, Cottages 21-25. The last set you see, in yellow, is my 'Nana Series'. There are 10 and they are also available right here at MTS2. They are ALL starter homes and they are ALL COMPLETELY FULLY FURNISHED. This neighborhood was made especially for these ten little houses, so go check them out! Banana Escape, Blue Lagoon, Patio Villa, Calm Serenity, Nutmeg Memories, Papaya Dreams, Seabreeze Island, Cinnamon Retreat, Seashell Cove, and Licorice Daze!



To install, place all of the files that you have downloaded here and un-rared in your SC4 Terrains folder.

Enjoy!
-Phaenoh

P.S. I love reading comments! Leave me a couple?

Additional Credits:
To EA, for making it SO EASY to edit terrain in SimCity4. I'm SO GLAD that I can EASILY tell if the beaches are at the right level or not. ...hate them.

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
Phaenoh-LowerSandSimoleanPoint.rar

Size: 605.7 KB · Downloads: 6,715 · 4th Mar 2009
605.7 KB 6,715 4th Mar 2009
Phaenoh-SandSimoleanPoint.rar

Size: 607.6 KB · Downloads: 13,799 · 21st Sep 2007
607.6 KB 13,799 21st Sep 2007
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. Place in SC4Terrains Folder: Cut and paste the .sc4 and .png file(s) into your SC4Terrains 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
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Instructor
#51 Old 3rd Dec 2007 at 11:36 AM
Oh WOW! Thank you for sharing this fantastic Neighborhood with us.
Instructor
#52 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 4:18 PM
Wow. Just discovered this great 'hood by way of your terrific Katrina lots. So I've been on a bit of a downloading binge, getting all your fabulous lots and this wonderful, wonderful neighborhood.

THANK YOU very much for sharing all of this with us.

pureheart
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 21st Dec 2007 at 4:18 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 3rd Apr 2008 at 6:36 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
This neighorbood looks great and I also just saw your Katrina Cottages, I can't wait to try them both out. Thanks for taking the time to do this, it is much appreciated becase I have no clue on how to make a neighborhood with beach lots.
Test Subject
#54 Old 30th Dec 2007 at 10:01 AM
Excellent work and all the houses look terrific on it. Cant wait to use it and them.
Test Subject
#55 Old 31st Dec 2007 at 9:14 PM
I love this lot, what a fantastic piece of work.
I do, however, have one tiny little problem.
When my sims get sunburned the face will return to its natural shade but the body won't. I haven't found this problem with BV (at least not that I am aware of), only on this lot. It really doesn't bother me too much so I thought I would just mention it.
Other than that it is by far my favorite lot.
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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Original Poster
#56 Old 2nd Jan 2008 at 12:29 AM
This isn't a lot, its a neighborhood, and your problem actually would have absolutely nothing to do with this download. This terrain wasn't created for BV, just with BV in mind. I'd suggest looking in the Game Help section to figure out whats going on with your game.
Test Subject
#57 Old 30th Jan 2008 at 2:00 PM
It looks really nice but it always gives me a window that something went wrong when I try to download it :/
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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Original Poster
#58 Old 30th Jan 2008 at 7:39 PM
problem with your connection to the server. keep trying to download.
Lab Assistant
#59 Old 3rd Feb 2008 at 8:23 PM
This is a wonderful neighborhood, and it works really well with your Katrina and Nana lots!
Test Subject
#60 Old 4th Feb 2008 at 7:32 PM
Thanks so much for this 'hood (and all the nice lots too)! I get tired of making my own, and this will fill up nicely and really make the 'hood seem like a real 'hood instead of the usual hodgepodge or emptiness of my own creations.
Test Subject
#61 Old 6th Feb 2008 at 11:30 PM
Nice job.... ehmmmm ¿Where can I find the light house???

Again, thanks for sharing

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Original Poster
#62 Old 7th Feb 2008 at 12:34 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by aurorita_1788
Where can I find the light house???
It's a neighborhood decoration, don't know which expansion it is from, prolly BV.
Lab Assistant
#63 Old 16th Feb 2008 at 7:15 PM
thank you!! i've just download some of your nana series and katrina series. this is perfect.
Test Subject
#64 Old 20th Feb 2008 at 3:31 AM
I have been having problems placing beach lots in this neighborhood and no matter what I do if its a downloaded beach lot it will not place no matter what. yes I have checked that they are beach lots and I have successfully placed empty beach lots. any ideas to why they wont place? (one such lot is the coconut village club by ninipupucea on this site just one of the many I have tried since BV came out)
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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Original Poster
#65 Old 20th Feb 2008 at 7:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fallenangel020403
I have been having problems placing beach lots in this neighborhood and no matter what I do if its a downloaded beach lot it will not place no matter what. yes I have checked that they are beach lots and I have successfully placed empty beach lots. any ideas to why they wont place? (one such lot is the coconut village club by ninipupucea on this site just one of the many I have tried since BV came out)
I went and downloaded the coconut club you mentioned and I was also unable to place it. From what I could see of it in the neighborhood view, the slope of that beach is much shallower than the beaches in this hood. I imagine most downloaded lots are created in Twikki Island where the beaches are more graceful. I'm sorry I didn't realize this when I was making the terrain, though I had a heck of a time just getting (empty) beach lots to be placeable in the first place. Sorry!
Test Subject
#66 Old 3rd Apr 2008 at 1:54 AM Last edited by Muleskinner : 3rd Apr 2008 at 3:06 AM. Reason: Lost Is Found - My Bad!
Disregard Post About Missing SandSimoleanPoint.sc4
Thought I had the WinRAR Program on my PC when I didn't. Downloaded WinRAR and all files were there. I've already created my 'SandSimoleanPoint' hood. Looks great! Thanks for the sharing.

Disregard the rest of this message. Leaving it though in case others have trouble paying attention to details. Geez, how could I have made such an obvious oversight.

Would really like to use this 'hood' but when I open the Phaenoh-SandSimoleanPoint.rar there is no SandSimoleanPoint.sc4 file and only the SandSimoleanPoint.png.

Am I missing something about this download, or is the download missing the sc4 file.

Thanks in advance for your response.

Happy Simming!

Muleskinner

Given a choice I'd always pick quality over quantity.
'mod the sims 2' is a quality place.
Inventor
#67 Old 3rd Apr 2008 at 5:27 PM
I just went on a downloading frenzy lol I downloaded all the lots you have shown in the screenshot, just hope I can place them to where they look as good as what you have done lol
Lab Assistant
#68 Old 5th May 2008 at 1:38 PM
This is perfect! I wanted a neighborhood where I could build beach lots. Thank you.

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Field Researcher
#69 Old 8th May 2008 at 12:40 AM
What a wonderful coincidence! I was just wondering how I would satisfy my sims' needs for some great beach vacation homes, but I would never have thought of creating a sub-hood with so many beach house locations. I appreciate your charming creativity with this whole project. Great pictures, too; they make me wish that Sand Simolean Point was real.

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Test Subject
#70 Old 11th May 2008 at 7:49 AM
I envy your skill at creating this wicked neighbourhood. Thanks!

The champ is here!
Lab Assistant
#71 Old 20th May 2008 at 4:00 PM
Yey ! I've only just discoverd this and have downloaded the entire set. This looks so amazing, thanks so much!
Test Subject
#72 Old 23rd May 2008 at 6:00 PM
Hi I thought I mention it, I really love your little neighbourhood but could you please number the houses on the map so I can see were to put each house?
Test Subject
#73 Old 4th Jun 2008 at 3:54 PM
Thank you for making this :] it's a really great idea (I'm surprised nobody else thought of it!)
Test Subject
#74 Old 19th Jun 2008 at 10:11 PM
This neighborhood looks fabulous! But maybe I have done something wrong. I have NEVER been able to get any neighborhood other than the Maxix ones that come with the games to work for me. I have tried several others, but hoped this lovely beach setting would work. Saddly, after I started adding houses and sims, a multitude of game freeze-ups and shutdowns started, as I have experienced with other "home made" neighborhoods before. Do you have any idea what may cause that? Thanks for your insight.

KicksBass63
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Original Poster
#75 Old 20th Jun 2008 at 4:21 PM
Perhaps you aren't following the install instructions for new terrains correctly or you might have a hack that is messing up that process. Try looking in the Help sections.
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