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Crowborough - Full Hood

by Klaartje Posted 27th Jul 2016 at 10:17 PM - Updated 24th Sep 2016 at 9:14 PM by Klaartje
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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.

Behind the riverbend lies the beautiful, quaint town of Crowborough. Work hard and Crowborough will give you the tools you need to become a succesful businessowner. Idle away and you will be stuck in a starter home forever. Crowborough, where the choice is yours.

Crowborough is ready for your sims to move in and start their lives. Will they sell paintings, bake cupcakes or give make-overs to their neighbours? Buy one of the small businesses or get a job at one of the many shops that are located nearby. The tiny starters are perfect for sims fresh from college. Maybe if you make enough money, you will be able to buy one of the luxurious homes to move your family into. Crowborough has plenty of entertainment to offer for your days off. Take a stroll through the park, throw a strike at the bowling alley or go work on your abs in the gym.


Update - Additional lots
Since uploading Crowborough, I've built some extra lots in the same style that could easily be added to Crowborough. Go take a look!
Rooks Peak - Apartments
Stoneybrooke House - Apartments

Update - Business district added
Several of you have requested a subhood version of Crowborough. I have added Crowborough as a business district. Everything is exactly the same as the main hood version of Crowborough. If you want Crowborough as a business district download B624. To install, place the folder in the following location: C:\Program Files\EA Games\The Sims 2\Open For Business\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate. If you want the regular version of Crowborough, download N624.

Lot information
Crowborough includes a total of fifty lots: thirty residential lots and twenty community lots. Four residential lots are homebusinesses. Housing is available for both wealthy sims and those who are endowed with a little less. The more expensive lots have a pool and/or driveway. Sizes vary from one to four-bedroom houses, perfect for those just starting their families and for those whose familyplanning has gone a bit out of hand.

Lot sizes - residential
# of lotssize
61x1
61x2
42x1
112x2
32x3

Lot sizes - community
# of lotssize
41x1
11x2
52x1
23x1
22x2
12x3
13x2
33x3
13x5

Lot prices - residential
# of lotsprice-range
16> 20.000
720.000 - 35.500
435.500 - 55.000
3> 55.000





CC Required
I have kept the use of CC to a minimum, but there are a couple of pieces I simply couldn't not use.
  • OFB windows add-on part 1 and part 2 by HugeLunatic @ MTS.
  • IKEA sofa repository from this set by HugeLunatic @ MTS. You don't need the meshes linked in the comments.
  • Astro Stall Door by me.
  • Midcentury Modern Wall set by me. I have attached it to this thread.

Terrain
If you wish, you can download the terrain for Crowborough seperately. The terrain has been made by me, especially for Crowborough. It contains two flat buildable areas for you to shape your own custom neighborhood with buildings you like. A camera hack is NOT required to view the two buildable areas.

Credits
A lot of people have generously offered their opinions, thoughts or have playtested Crowborough to find all those little mistakes I thought I wouldn't make. I very much appreciate all of you! You've made sticking with this project worth it. I would like to thank Jawusa, Justpetro, Peni Griffin, maxon, celebkiriedhel, Karen Lorraine, Leefish, grinEvilly, esmeiolanthe, krystinz, poisson, joandsarah, ekrubynaffit, laughdreamlove. You guys are awesome! And finally a big thank you to Mootilda. Thanks to her research it has been become possible to share neighborhoods safely in the first place.

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 Nightlife Open for Business + 1 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
B624.zip

Size: 37.40 MB · Downloads: 4,738 · 30th Jul 2016
37.40 MB 4,738 30th Jul 2016
N624.zip

Size: 37.52 MB · Downloads: 6,516 · 27th Jul 2016
37.52 MB 6,516 27th Jul 2016
MidCenturyModernWalls.zip

Size: 1.34 MB · Downloads: 5,468 · 27th Jul 2016
1.34 MB 5,468 27th Jul 2016
Crowborough_terrain.zip

Size: 585.9 KB · Downloads: 5,339 · 27th Jul 2016
585.9 KB 5,339 27th Jul 2016
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#2 Old 13th Apr 2016 at 3:54 PM Last edited by Klaartje : 24th Jul 2016 at 11:56 AM.
#1 - 1 Fairview Lane
Size: 1x2
Price: § 19.789
Info: Small starter with 2 bedrooms

#2 - 3 Fairview Lane
Size: 1x2
Price: §19.917
Info: Small starter with 2 bedrooms

#3 - 5 Fairview Lane
Size: 2x2
Price: § 50.534
Info: Family home with 4 bedrooms and a pool
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#3 Old 13th Apr 2016 at 7:36 PM Last edited by Klaartje : 24th Jul 2016 at 12:25 PM.
#4 - 7 Fairview Lane
Size: 2x2
Price: § 44.952
Info: Family home with 4 bedrooms and a pool

#5 - 9 Fairview Lane
Size: 1x2
Price: § 19.951
Info: Small starter with 2 bedrooms

#6 - 11 Fairview Lane
Size: 2x2
Price: § 49.700
Info: Family home with 4 bedrooms
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#4 Old 24th Jul 2016 at 12:25 PM Last edited by Klaartje : 24th Jul 2016 at 12:42 PM.
#7 - 13 Fairview Lane
Size: 2x2
Price: § 54.217
Info: Family home with 4 bedrooms and a pool

#8 - 15 Fairview Lane
Size: 1x2
Price: § 19.919
Info: Hair salon homebusiness with 2 bedrooms

#9 - 17 Fairview Lane
Size: 1x2
Price: § 19.996
Info: Small starter with 2 bedrooms
Pretty Space Pony
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#5 Old 24th Jul 2016 at 12:42 PM Last edited by Klaartje : 24th Jul 2016 at 12:53 PM.
#10 - 2 Fairview Lane
Size: 2x1
Price: § 19.897
Info: Flowershop homebusiness with 1 bedroom

#11 - 4 Fairview Lane
Size: 1x2
Price: § 19.908
Info: Artist studio homebusiness with 2 bedrooms

#12 - 6 Fairview Lane
Size: 2x2
Price: § 29.974
Info: Small family home with 3 bedrooms
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#6 Old 24th Jul 2016 at 12:53 PM Last edited by Klaartje : 24th Jul 2016 at 3:17 PM.
#13 - 1 Winmeade Grove
Size: 2x2
Price: § 34.940
Info: Small family home with 3 bedrooms and a driveway

#14 - 3 Winmeade Grove
Size: 2x2
Price: § 35.693
Info: Small family home with 3 bedrooms and a driveway

#15 - 5 Winmeade Grove
Size: 2x2
Price: § 34.972
Info: Small family home with 3 bedrooms
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#7 Old 24th Jul 2016 at 3:17 PM Last edited by Klaartje : 24th Jul 2016 at 3:28 PM.
#16 - 7 Winmeade Grove
Size: 2x2
Price: § 29.948
Info: Small family home with 3 bedrooms and a driveway

#17 - 2 Winmeade Grove
Size: 2x2
Price: § 29.994
Info: Small family home with 3 bedrooms

#18 - 4 Winmeade Grove
Size: 2x2
Price: § 29.604
Info: Small family home with 3 bedrooms
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#8 Old 24th Jul 2016 at 3:28 PM Last edited by Klaartje : 24th Jul 2016 at 4:19 PM.
#19 - 1 Hazell Close
Size: 2x1
Price: § 19.961
Info: Toystore homebusiness with 1 bedroom

#20 - 1 Holmbury Square
Size: 1x1
Price: § 19.665
Info: Tiny starter with 1 bedroom

#21 - 2 Holmbury Square
Size: 1x1
Price: § 19.504
Info: Tiny starter with 2 bedrooms
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#9 Old 24th Jul 2016 at 4:19 PM Last edited by Klaartje : 25th Jul 2016 at 5:44 PM.
#22 - 3 Holmbury Square
Size: 1x1
Price: § 19.662
Info: Tiny starter with 2 bedrooms

#23 - 4 Holmbury Square
Size: 2x1
Price: § 19.717
Info: Tiny starter with 1 bedroom

#24 - 5 Holmbury Square
Size: 2x1
Price: § 19.846
Info: Tiny starter with 1 bedroom
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#10 Old 24th Jul 2016 at 7:05 PM
#25 - 6 Holmbury Square
Size: 1x1
Price: § 19.339
Info: Tiny starter with 2 bedrooms

#26 - 7 Holmbury Square
Size: 1x1
Price: § 19.362
Info: Tiny starter with 2 bedrooms

#27 - 8 Holmbury Square
Size: 1x1
Price: § 19.745
Info: Tiny starter with 1 bedroom
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#11 Old 24th Jul 2016 at 7:11 PM Last edited by Klaartje : 24th Jul 2016 at 7:29 PM.
#28 - 2 Stoneybrooke Avenue
Size: 2x3
Price: § 88.222
Info: Luxury family home with a driveway, pool and 4 bedrooms

#29 - 4 Stoneybrooke Avenue
Size: 2x3
Price: § 69.745
Info: Luxury family home with a pool and 4 bedrooms

#30 - 6 Stoneybrooke Avenue
Size: 2x3
Price: § 87.087
Info: Luxury family home with a garage, driveway, pool and 2 bedrooms
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#12 Old 24th Jul 2016 at 7:32 PM Last edited by Klaartje : 24th Jul 2016 at 8:11 PM.
#31 - Reception Hall
Size: 3x1
Price: § 85.039
Info: Even though Elvis might not be here, the Reception Hall provides you with all the other amenities you need to get properly hitched.

#32 - Town Square
Size: 3x3
Price: § 86.615
Info: At the heart of Crowborough lies the Town Square. Come here for a grilled sausage, game of chess or a swing on the swings.

#33 - Gepetto's
Size: 1x1
Price: § 14.289
Info: Toys with no strings attached.

#34 - Mad Batter
Size: 1x2
Price: § 49.125
Info: It's always teatime at the Mad Batter.
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#13 Old 24th Jul 2016 at 7:52 PM Last edited by Klaartje : 24th Jul 2016 at 8:21 PM.
#35 - Bovary's Boudoir
Size: 2x1
Price: § 73.410
Info: Looking for a pretty frock for a crazy night out? Bovary's Boudoir is the place to be spending more money than you really should.

#36 - Gracy's
Size: 2x1
Price: § 49.820
Info: Because hamburgers taste the best when eaten in a vintage 50s diner.

#37 - Puzzles
Size: 2x1
Price: § 62.372
Info: The bar that never closes. Why is it called Puzzles? That's the puzzle.

#38 - Cemetery of Forgotten Books
Size: 3x1
Price: § 116.121
Info: Take your children here to be raised among books, making invisble friends in pages that seem cast from dust.
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#14 Old 24th Jul 2016 at 8:21 PM Last edited by Klaartje : 24th Jul 2016 at 8:34 PM.
#39 - Midnight Garden
Size: 2x1
Price: § 18.699
Info: Enjoy the midnight moon with a walk in the garden.

#40 - Gray's Gallery
Size: 2x2
Price: § 543.783
Info: Contemporary art gallery established in memory of Gilbert Gray, Crowborough's first and finest ceramist.

#41 - Can-Do Playground
Size: 2x1
Price: § 13.575
Info: Play on the swings and feel like you're the King of the world.

#42 - The Hive
Size: 2x2
Price: § 112.264
Info: The Hive is the place to go to show off your sparkling diamonds to the rest of town. Only the most exquisite dishes are served here.
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#15 Old 24th Jul 2016 at 8:34 PM Last edited by Klaartje : 24th Jul 2016 at 8:51 PM.
#43 - House of Cards
Size: 1x1
Price: § 24.239
Info: Keep calm and let the games begin!

#44 - Alphabet Soup
Size: 1x1
Price: § 14.900
Info: The store where letters dance around, fairytales come to live and no page goes unread.

#45 - Flying Pig
Size: 1x1
Price: § 18.264
Info: A very convenient store for all your foodie needs.

#46 - Will Wright Memorial Park
Size: 3x5
Price: § 61.736
Info: Take a stroll through the park whilst you remember the greatest puppetmaster of all time. Or if you don't feel like walking, play a game of chess or fish for some fish.
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#16 Old 24th Jul 2016 at 8:51 PM Last edited by Klaartje : 24th Jul 2016 at 9:07 PM.
#47 - Curls 'n Crunches
Size: 2x3
Price: § 59.889
Info: Curl your toes and crunch your abs at Crowborough's local gym!

#48 - Disco Inferno
Size: 3x3
Price: § 80.998
Info: Burn, baby, burn! Dance to the music!

#49 - Splitsville
Size: 3x2
Price: § 105.280
Info: Roll the balls, hit the pins and may the odds be ever in your favour!

#50 - The Nutty Screw
Size: 3x3
Price: § 169.010
Info: Screws can drive you nuts when you don´t screw them in the right assemble your furniture according to the pictures.
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#17 Old 25th Jul 2016 at 5:24 PM
Midcentury Modern Walls
Created especially for Crowborough, this set will make any modern home you build look midcentury in the blink of an eye!

CatalogPrice
Brick§ 5
Wood§ 5
Poured§ 4
Screenshots
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip MidCenturyModernWalls.zip (1.34 MB, 155 downloads)
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#18 Old 27th Jul 2016 at 11:05 PM
And finally it is up :) Congrats, Klaartjie, I loved playtesting and I am certainly going to enjoy playing Crowborough :) Thanks for all the hard work!
Field Researcher
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#19 Old 28th Jul 2016 at 12:35 AM
Beautiful hood! Thank you very much :)
Field Researcher
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#20 Old 28th Jul 2016 at 1:16 AM
Woot! Congratulations on a beautiful neighborhood and thank you for sharing :3
Mad Poster
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#21 Old 28th Jul 2016 at 1:21 AM
You're going to love seeing people use your hood; and I'm sure many people will. Congratulations.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#22 Old 28th Jul 2016 at 2:52 AM
I cannot wait to play this!
Theorist
THANKS POST
#23 Old 28th Jul 2016 at 4:11 AM
This looks wonderful! Thank you for adding a terrain only option - I will certainly be using it.
Mad Poster
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#24 Old 28th Jul 2016 at 4:43 AM
Holy crap! This looks amazing, I LOVE what you did with the angled rooves and the mid-century architecture. It really brings to mind so many different places in the world to me - thank you so much! :D
Test Subject
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#25 Old 28th Jul 2016 at 10:19 AM
This hood is amazing, can't wait to play in it. Loved the HIMYM reference!
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