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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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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.

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Phaenoh-LowerSandSimoleanPoint.rar

Size: 605.7 KB · Downloads: 6,716 · 4th Mar 2009
605.7 KB 6,716 4th Mar 2009
Phaenoh-SandSimoleanPoint.rar

Size: 607.6 KB · Downloads: 13,800 · 21st Sep 2007
607.6 KB 13,800 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:
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Lab Assistant
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#126 Old 22nd Feb 2014 at 12:46 PM
This is *the* perfect neighborhood for me. It's got an area for everything.

Beach lots
Beach front lots
Tightly knit roads to make a building-clustered town center or city center
Areas to build cliff-houses on
Areas to build secluded houses on
Mountain lots
Field Researcher
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#127 Old 18th Jul 2014 at 11:08 PM
Thank you sooooo much for this hood, Phae! I've always wanted a small, non-island hood, and it didn't take me long looking at the map to discover snippets of Sand Simoleon Point's story. If you fancy taking a look at what I've done with it, I'm documenting it on my tumblr, here: http://natteryaktoad.tumblr.com/
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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#128 Old 19th Jul 2014 at 12:19 AM
NatteryakToad, thank you for sharing! I got a real kick out of seeing so many of my things being used in addition to SS Point. I loved it all. I must say though, your sims have rather 'interesting' facial features... :P
Forum Resident
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#129 Old 27th Oct 2014 at 7:54 AM
well thought-out and designed! thanks :)
Lab Assistant
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#130 Old 17th Sep 2016 at 5:44 PM
Ooooh this is nice!
Test Subject
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#131 Old 7th May 2021 at 8:26 PM
Everytime I think of something new I need in game...I can always find it on your creator page! I love your work!!! Thank you SO much!
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