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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.


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.

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Size: 605.7 KB · Downloads: 6,715 · 4th Mar 2009
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Size: 607.6 KB · Downloads: 13,799 · 21st Sep 2007
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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 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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Test Subject
#76 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 5:07 AM
Lovely, lovely, lovely Neighborhood.
There is too much time I'm looking for a neighbourhood of beach like this. Thank you for sharing.

Lab Assistant
#77 Old 16th Jul 2008 at 3:35 PM
Oh, thanks! I'm trying out new beach everyone else, I have problems sometimes with placing lots so always on the lookout for new ones to try! Thank you for sharing!
Test Subject
#78 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 8:17 PM
Thanks! this hood rocks! however, the beach lots and lighthouse aren't working, which expansion packs do i need?
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Original Poster
#79 Old 22nd Jul 2008 at 1:01 AM
BV for the Beach lots, probably BV for the lighthouse as well.
Test Subject
#80 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 12:46 AM
Hey...i just come across this is amzing!!
Im no good at creating anything for the sims and i have been searching for the perfect neighbourhood and my god i found it!! It is exactly what i have been looking for!!!
This is truly appreciated..thankyou sooo much

P.s you said put all the downloads into the sc4 terrains...even the houses?
im new to these things sorry x
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Original Poster
#81 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 1:05 AM
Houses not included. This is just the land and the streets. All the houses are linked to separately. Sorry about the inconvenience!
Test Subject
#82 Old 3rd Aug 2008 at 4:08 AM
i found the seperate links....big thanks
Lab Assistant
#83 Old 13th Aug 2008 at 10:54 AM
I absolutely love every single thing you have posted so far, but this one takes the cake I will definitely be adding this one to my game.

Thank you so much for all your painstaking work, you've almost singlehandedly made me enjoy my game so much more!
Test Subject
#84 Old 22nd Aug 2008 at 4:08 AM
Thank you for all the hard work you did on this--I'm working my way through all your downloads, because I so fell in love with your Katrina series. And even though it's been almost a year since you uploaded this, I'm madly in love, and wanted to say thanks, because I know how frustrating that has to be! Thank you again!
Test Subject
#85 Old 20th Nov 2008 at 8:38 PM Last edited by itsTAYLOR1234 : 20th Nov 2008 at 8:40 PM. Reason: Misspelt word
Does this require any EP'S. I know it says that it requires none, but your Nana houses and the cottages require some EP's that i dont have. So is it safe for me to download or not?
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#86 Old 20th Nov 2008 at 9:40 PM
This upload is only a sc4 terrain. It is NOT a fully put together neighborhood, so it is basegame compatible.
Test Subject
#87 Old 25th Jan 2009 at 2:40 PM
Nice! Great for BV!
Test Subject
#88 Old 4th Mar 2009 at 10:43 PM
Thanks so much!
#89 Old 5th Mar 2009 at 12:57 AM
I was the 1000th person to thank this. Thank you
Test Subject
#90 Old 5th Mar 2009 at 11:39 AM
Wow, I just grabbed the neighborhood and all your recommended houses for it - this is so awesome, it's actually the first time I've been inclined to download a custom neighborhood! Thank you!

Test Subject
#91 Old 5th Mar 2009 at 1:27 PM
I loved this the first time around; I did get some beach lots to place, I think, but I used it as a Bluewater replacement so it wasn't a big deal. Now I can see using it as a vacation 'hood or even as a main 'hood. Thank you! (I've been messing in SC4 myself lately and, jeez, could they have *made* it any harder? Well, okay, yes, they could have, but I'm not sure how.)
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#92 Old 5th Mar 2009 at 1:52 PM
This is beautiful! Thank you!!
Lab Assistant
#93 Old 6th Mar 2009 at 2:07 AM
I must tell you, this is the terrain I use on my favorite neighborhoods which I've been playing for many generations. I love this so much, I even kept the name. Sand Simoleon University and so on. I'm wondering though, do you think it would be possible for me to swap out this new one for the old one so I can fix some of my beach lots? I feel like I've read that being possible, but I can't remember if it causes a lot of problems.

Anyway, thanks for being as awesome as you are and sharing it with us!

Musiquefille's Modest Mods - well, lots really.
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#94 Old 6th Mar 2009 at 2:21 AM

I'm not sure if that's what you mean, but you can replace neighbourhood terrains with this tool: ("HoodReplace"). I haven't used it myself yet, but I believe it's pretty easy. You need Windows to run this.

Stuff for TS2 · TS3 · TS4 | Please do not PM me with technical questions – we have Create forums for that.

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#95 Old 6th Mar 2009 at 2:43 AM
Thats exactly what you should be able to do musique, I've switched hoods before, I think you will have to pick up and plop back down all the lots (otherwise they might be floating) but it should work just fine.
Lab Assistant
#96 Old 6th Mar 2009 at 5:28 AM
Originally Posted by Phaenoh
Thats exactly what you should be able to do musique, I've switched hoods before, I think you will have to pick up and plop back down all the lots (otherwise they might be floating) but it should work just fine.

Thanks Plasticbox and Phaenoh. I'll back it up and try it as soon as I can. I'm so happy at the though of having beaches with a less dramatic slope. I'll confess, I've only created 3 beach lots in this hood because of the slope. Thanks for updating the terrain!

Musiquefille's Modest Mods - well, lots really.
Lab Assistant
#97 Old 6th Mar 2009 at 5:30 AM
Thank you! I love all the beachfront area :-) Perfect!

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Lab Assistant
#98 Old 8th Mar 2009 at 5:16 AM
Aw, sad to say the switch didn't work out too well for me since my lots were all jiggered into perfect places like tetris, and I would have had to sacrifice my beach lots. Not that that's in any way your fault, just that my hood is far too used at this point to make such a switch easily. Still, if I ever start another neighborhood, I might try this for one of the terrains. Thanks!

Musiquefille's Modest Mods - well, lots really.
Test Subject
#99 Old 23rd Mar 2009 at 6:58 PM
I just wanted to write a thank you, for all that you have done, I love the Nana lots, and the katrina cottages, and also this lovely little neighborhood. You are one of my favorite creators and I'm always looking to see if you've uploaded anything each day. Great job on everything! Thank you Thank you and Thank you!
Test Subject
#100 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 5:49 PM
I just downloaded and installed this and all the lots for download you listed. I'm going to stick this in somewhere, I could put it in almost any neighborhood as some sort of a resort. And when I say resort, I mean a place to relax, not a fancy hotel building thing. Great job on everything, I'm going to start my game and put this in with the lots as soon as this comment posts. You are a wonderful creator, Phaenoh.
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