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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

Lot sizes - community
# of lotssize

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.

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.

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
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

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2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
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#26 Old 28th Jul 2016 at 10:55 AM
It's truly incredible. I already began imagining families I'll make for each house in future. And I'm loving the easy-to-play floor plans and beautiful community lots, my Sims certainly won't sit at home
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 28th Jul 2016 at 11:50 AM
Wow, it looks amazing! I've looked through all the pictures, and I love the lots. The floorplans are so sensible, but all the buildings look unique. And I especially love the in-house business ones! I can't wait to try this hood in my game. Thank you!
Test Subject
#28 Old 28th Jul 2016 at 11:51 AM
This is a cool neighbourhood - are you going to make it into a surburb?? I would really like to add it to my superhood :-)
Test Subject
#29 Old 28th Jul 2016 at 1:43 PM
Amazing! Exactly what I've been looking for Honestly amazing!
Top Secret Researcher
#30 Old 28th Jul 2016 at 1:47 PM
This is quite lovely, thank you.
#31 Old 28th Jul 2016 at 8:17 PM
So much work! It looks brilliant, Klaartje. Thank you for sharing.
#32 Old 28th Jul 2016 at 8:51 PM
Its amazing Klaartje, you've put your heart and soul into this hood, and it shows!
Pretty Space Pony
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Original Poster
#33 Old 28th Jul 2016 at 9:01 PM
Thank you all for your lovely comments. I hope you guys enjoy playing it as much as I did building it
Test Subject
#34 Old 28th Jul 2016 at 10:05 PM
Lab Assistant
#35 Old 29th Jul 2016 at 6:35 AM
I second the vote for making it a subhood. I would love to attach it to other neighborhoods!
Constant Contestant
staff: moderator THANKS POST
#36 Old 29th Jul 2016 at 8:30 AM
It's lovely, so much hard work, love and care went into making this an amazing 'hood!
Field Researcher
#37 Old 29th Jul 2016 at 5:03 PM
This looks great-thank you so very much!
Mad Poster
#38 Old 29th Jul 2016 at 7:48 PM
Gorgeous, Klaartje!!! I know how much work you put in to this - and it shows
Mad Poster
#39 Old 29th Jul 2016 at 9:35 PM
I never have enough hoods. Thank you!
Pretty Space Pony
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Original Poster
#40 Old 30th Jul 2016 at 8:38 AM
Update: As requested, a subhood version has been added. You can now add Crowborough as a business district to your primary neighborhood.

@spicie95 @bloodstained_black_lace
Test Subject
#41 Old 30th Jul 2016 at 1:01 PM
Thank you so much :-) I can´t wait to explore it!!
Lab Assistant
#42 Old 30th Jul 2016 at 1:31 PM
Thank you!!
Test Subject
#43 Old 30th Jul 2016 at 6:56 PM
I really appreciate your work! This is really amazing and beautiful Thanks for sharing it with us.
Test Subject
#44 Old 3rd Aug 2016 at 7:58 AM
I'm loving the home businesses. Cause the maxis hoods didn't have many of them I don't play them much.
#45 Old 3rd Aug 2016 at 7:07 PM
Thank you for the Business District (subhood) version!! I am adding this to my 'Sim To Sim" neighborhood (Songbird Hills). Much appreciated :-)
Field Researcher
#46 Old 3rd Aug 2016 at 11:17 PM
Thank you very much Love it!
Trainee Moderator
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#47 Old 7th Aug 2016 at 10:00 AM
I'm glad to see this uploaded! It was fun to playtest it.
I'm looking forward to playing this neighborhood... maybe as a shopping district this time.
Forum Resident
#48 Old 7th Aug 2016 at 8:37 PM
If I install this in a game without Ikea stuff, will it still work? Only some furniture will be missing, correct?
Pretty Space Pony
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Original Poster
#49 Old 8th Aug 2016 at 1:40 AM
Originally Posted by Rarr
If I install this in a game without Ikea stuff, will it still work? Only some furniture will be missing, correct?

It will work only if you have a later EP/SP than IKEA installed. If not, it sadly won't...
Lab Assistant
#50 Old 13th Aug 2016 at 8:24 PM
Fantastic!! Looking forward to playing it, thank you, Klaartje!
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