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Pleasantview Recreation

by Elias943 Posted 10th Sep 2009 at 5:45 PM - Updated 15th Feb 2020 at 6:26 PM by Elias943
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Hello everybody!

A lot has happened in 25 years, but some new faces in town are stirring up rivalries and creating tension for the once happy families. Can anything be done to get the neighborhood feeling good again?

That was the desciption that was used in The Sims 2.
What are you going to do with them in The Sims 3? Well that's up to you
After 2 months of hard work , I finally can present you Pleasantview!

*Please note that this remake is not a new CAW world, only the original houses from Pleasantview with some extra lots created by me in an empty Sunset Valley layout*

First of all download ALL the parts (Part 1 ,Part 2, Part 3) and then rename them AGAIN to


Then open up the first one and extract normally. Then you can put the extracted file into you Saved Games directory!

[B]YourName/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Saves

Please note that the town in empty..
I won't upload a populated version because I suck at making Sims ( ) so feel free to create them!


The Neighborhood contains all the lots from TS2 Pleasantview and some extra lots made by me:

105 SimLane
110 SimLane (The Goth Mansion)
122 SimLane (Oldie House Made By Me)
130 SimLane
170 SimLane
190 SimLane
215 SimLane (Pleasants)
150 Main Street (Lothario)
170 Main Street (Caliente)
190 Main Street
195 Main Steet (Dreamers)
225 Main Street
250 Main Street
272 Main Street (Combined Rabbit Holes-Dinner Square)
290 Main Street (Shopping Center 1)
330 Main Street (Shopping Center 2)
50 Middle Lane
70 Middle Lane
10 Oak Street
30 Lakeside Drive
35 WoodLand Drive
40 WoodLand Drive
55 WoodLand Drive (Broke)
95 WoodLand Drive
120 WoodLand Drive (Langerak House Made By Me)
210 Wright Way
113 Wright Way
120 Wright Way (Combined Rabbit Holes-DownTown Square)
23 Plaza Street (Tropical Houses Made By me)
25 Plaza Street (Tropical Houses Made By me)
32 Plaza Street (Tropical Houses Made By me)
36 Plaza Street (Tropical Houses Made By me)
39 Plaza Street (Tropical Houses Made By me)
PleasantView Plaza
PleasantView Cemetary
PleasantView Hall
PleasantView High School And Gym (Combined Rabbit Holes)
PleasantView Space Center (Combined Rabbit Holes)
PleasantView Research Center (Combined Rabbit Holes)
PleasantView Crystal Lake
Helluva Hacienda (House that used to be in Sims 2 Premade Houses)

I really hope that this neighborhood is going to be fun for you to play guys.
PS: Please take a look at Comments for more screenshots and info!


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 3

This is a multi-part download:

First of all download ALL the parts...
Then extract starting with part 1...
If you get an error message that tells you you need part 2 just hit the button browse for part 2 and select it.....if you get this also with part 3 do the same
Then put the extracted file in YourName/Documents/Electronics Arts/The Sims 3/Saves
NOT into Program Files/The Sims 3/Saves
But in Documents!
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

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Size: 10.00 MB · Downloads: 41,549 · 10th Sep 2009
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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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Forum Resident
Original Poster
#2 Old 5th Sep 2009 at 12:04 AM Last edited by Elias943 : 15th Feb 2020 at 6:34 PM.
Default Rabbit Holes
I never liked the idea of ''Rabbit Holes'' from the first time we heard about it
Anyway I combined these rabbit Holes because i dont feel like them.
So here's:
Downtown Block

Which consists of:

The Police Station
The Spa
The Theatre
The Book Store

Dinner Square

Which consists of:

Grocery Shop

Pleasantview High School And Gym

Obviously consists of:

High School

Pleasantview Hospital And Research Center

Combined Space Center and Criminals Hide Out.

and the Pleasantview Plaza which is not a rabbit hole.

Check my tumblr:
Test Subject
#3 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 5:59 PM
Totally Awesome
Test Subject
#4 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 6:01 PM
You finally uploaded it! :D
#5 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 6:04 PM
Woohoo! It's finally up, I've been waiting forever! You've done a fantastic job, dude. I cannot thank you enough for sharing you work with us. And look, it's the first TS3 hood upload on this site--congratulations! :D
Forum Resident
#6 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 6:13 PM
Whoa, that was a lot of work! Very cool, thank you.
#7 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 6:33 PM
I've encountered a problem.

I'm not sure if it's just me but I tried downloading Part 1 and all I get is an error. Same thing with Part 2, the file size is 0 kb after extracting it from the rar. I was really looking forward to playing this hood.

Should I be downloading all 3 parts for this to work?
Forum Resident
Original Poster
#8 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 6:36 PM
Thanks everyone for you comments
I appreciate this...:D
CharmingFirewaller you should donwload all parts and then extract from part 1...

Check my tumblr:
Test Subject
#9 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 6:41 PM
Charming Firewaller: download all 3 parts, extract nr1.It will ask for number 2.
You can look foor it by clicking on the button,than select it and click OK.It will ask for do the same again for this part and then you'll get the real file.


And for the poster: Great thanks for this upload! Will there be also seads and stones around to find?
Test Subject
#10 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 6:48 PM
where I do this .sims3 in ?
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 6:48 PM
Thanks for making this neighborhood... The extraction of the files r not working..I downloaded all parts and tried to extract.. but its not working..
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 6:52 PM Last edited by Dorothy : 10th Sep 2009 at 10:27 PM.
Thanks that worked.. i was able to add all 3 files
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 6:55 PM
are the sims in the town already or do we have to move them? i recently made a copy of some of the families in riverview and moved them to sunset valley, cant wait til some one is able to make a sunset valley riverview combo
Test Subject
#14 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 6:56 PM
This is a terrific idea,unfortunately I cannot extract the files either.I have downloaded all 3 files,put them in a seperate folder and tried extracting them,but I am being told that the first file is corrupt.Hopefully you will be able to fix this, I look forward to being able to play this new hood.Hard job well done!
#15 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 7:16 PM
What a huge wonderful work! Can't wait to see it in the game.Thank you so much for sharing your talent and your efforts with us.Big hugs.
Test Subject
#16 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 7:24 PM
This is really amazing , great job. Where can I find all Pleasantview families recreated in Sims 3?
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 7:29 PM
This looks really good and I'm looking forward to having a ago. Sadly I have been trying to download it pretty much since it became available and all I get is: 503 - Service Not Available I'll keep trying...

Thanks for all your hard work.
Test Subject
#18 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 7:48 PM

I could only get it to extract correctly using WinRar. WinAce nor WinZIP worked for me.
Test Subject
#19 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 8:00 PM
Thanks newjames37 I'll give it a try
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 8:37 PM
Pleasantview was always my favourite premade 'hood. Thanks for recreating it!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 9:03 PM
I can only imagine the amount of effort you must have put into recreating this, but it was well worth it; PleasantView looks incredible on TS3!!

Congratulations on being the first Neighbourhood creator too!
Test Subject
#22 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 9:07 PM
omg, this is so incredible. a LOT of work! Thank you so much...I'm simply astonished, lol. Great, terrific, awesome job, hehe. xx

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Lab Assistant
#23 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 9:51 PM
Downloaded fine after reading your answer to firewalker excelent job
Thank you
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Original Poster
#24 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 10:07 PM
Guys im sorry for the incovenience!
First of all thank you very much
Second you must download all the parts and extract from part number 1

Check my tumblr:
Test Subject
#25 Old 10th Sep 2009 at 10:12 PM
This is really great. I've been missing my pleasantview neighbourhoods. Thanks so much for creating this and the time you put into it.

Now ... if EA could just release a strangetown style neighbourhood, I miss my desert regions.

You're only as good as the last book you wrote...
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