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Pleasantview meets the Simstones - Pleasant Household

by SimmieCal Posted 29th Jul 2006 at 8:23 AM
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Pleasantview meets the Simstones!

Inspired by the Simstones set by the Mod Squad, I've decided to restart Pleasantview and bring all the Maxis characters back to the stone age. With the exceptions listed below, all items used are either from Maxis or the Mod Squad.

The second family dwelling I've created is the Pleasant family. There is a swimmable "swamp" in the backyard and the family dines al fresco. The girls' bedrooms are on the second floor and of course, Lilith gets the one above the garage.

***** NOTE ON CUSTOM CONTENT ******

I am assuming that if you are enjoying the Simstones as much as I am, you have already downloaded the files for the Simstones custom content created by the Mod Squad from this thread:
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=172481
To help save bandwidth, I've removed the Mod Squad Simstones custom content from the packaged lot, but you will need to have the Simstones custom content installed in order for the lot to display properly. I have left in the non-Simstones custom content and have detailed those files below.

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Credits:

Of course, all the great stuff created by the Mod Squad!

I've used Qwinsepiasquared's dirt road replacement for my neighborhood. In the lot, I've used his/her dirt road replacement to cover the street and using moveobjects on I've removed the sidewalk. Testing the lot, it appears that when you import the lot, the street will not be covered and the sidewalk
is back. You can use the moveobjects cheat to remove the sidewalk and place the dirt tile over the street.
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthre...ighborhood+dirt

I used Targa's "construction ladder" instead of stairs. I thought it had a more "primitive" look to it.
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=96542

I used Tkdjunkie's diving board, ladder and water terrains.
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthre...&highlight=pool

I also used some of CycloneSue's terrain paints
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=53761

Tiggerypum's walls and floors
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=178194

Roddyaleixo's invisible driveway
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=90875

Some recolors I did are also included in the lot (bathtub, bookcase, easel, exercise machine, zebra recolors). The bathtub used Boblishman's texture from the tortise shell in the crib.


The lot is 3x2 and costs §34,200 (including the vehicle in the garage).
Hope you enjoy it.

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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#2 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 9:14 AM
I am enjoying the Simstones as much as you are.. and I love this Lot..

How can I get the family to move into my new Simstones ngh??

Thank you for sharing

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#3 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 9:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Makai
How can I get the family to move into my new Simstones ngh??

Thank you for sharing


I assume you are asking how do you move the Pleasant family into the new neighborhood? I started a brand new Pleasantview, moved all the families out of their existing homes and tore down all the Pleasantview lots.

I would suggest that you NOT move a family from one neighborhood to another as I've read that causes a bunch of problems. You can clone a family and then place the cloned family into the new neighborhood. You can use SimPE to copy them. I'd tell you how, but I haven't tried it myself. Below are a couple of threads that talk about cloning sims if you're interested.

http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...opic,844.0.html
http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...pic,2937.0.html
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#4 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 1:43 PM
when i want to move a family to a different neighbourhood i put them in a house and then put the house in my house bin, then when you go in to a different neighbourhood that house will be there with that family in it.
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#5 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 4:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Hellraiser01
when i want to move a family to a different neighbourhood i put them in a house and then put the house in my house bin, then when you go in to a different neighbourhood that house will be there with that family in it.


That method will get the family to the other neighborhood -but- you can potentially corrupt the neighborhood that way. The thread below talks about the potential problems if you move families that way as well as a method to "safely" move them.

http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...pic,4151.0.html

Of course, if you routinely start neighborhoods over and over again (like me) you probably won't run into a problem. But if you like playing a neighborhood for multiple generations, moving sims by lot binning them may cause problems for your neighborhood down the line. YMMV.
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#6 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 3:27 AM
Must this house be in that n'hood? Can I use it in my own custom made one? I really love it. Thanks for sharing.
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#7 Old 5th Aug 2006 at 3:31 AM
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Originally Posted by motherspet
Must this house be in that n'hood? Can I use it in my own custom made one? I really love it. Thanks for sharing.


You can place the lot in any neighborhood that you like. Just make sure you have the core Simstones downloads installed if you want them to appear in the lot.

Please feel free to use/clone/copy/share anything I have made in whatever manner you wish. Have fun!
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#8 Old 7th Oct 2006 at 12:20 AM
This house looks really good, from the posted pics. I cant get the house to load in my game. I installed it, all the Simstone files, etc. Start the game, find the house in my House Lot Bin, click on it and my game closes with an error. Does the same with the Broke-Simstone house also. All other houses in my housing bin work no problem.
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THANKS POST
#9 Old 20th Jul 2014 at 9:29 PM
MMMMhhmmmm!!! Nice!!!!