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Acorn Bend, Predecorated Neighborhood

by QBUILDERZ Posted 16th Sep 2009 at 1:57 AM - Updated 16th May 2012 at 4:34 AM by QBUILDERZ : Fixed file name issues -- Holy shit, the title has been misspelled for over two years! How did nobody notice!?
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Welcome to Acorn Bend!
Updated: September 15th 09 - Fixed issue with the decorated version, for the 20 of you who downloaded, DL again



Check out our pamphlet!
Acorn Bend is a new town located between majestic mountains. Since the roads are often long, winding, and precariously perched among the jagged mountain sides, they are the path less traveled. Here in Acorn Bend, main means of access are via canal. This clean and clear canal is home to some of the best fishing and recreational activities, such as boating and human to marine life interactions. With the ocean only a short ride away, Acorn Bend is truly a wonderful region to start zoning and building on!

There is plenty of room for houses of all shapes and sizes. There is a low coast if you would like to try experimenting with beach lots or the water flowing technique. This are is a true modern day marvel. Stare in awe, for this once used to be a mountain! Technology...well...blew it up! Massive retaining walls were erected to hold back the sliding land, and a canal was dredged out for a way to access the other towns far out of reach.


Notices

- Decorated version requires NL or higher
- For decorated version to show up, download BOTH files
- Terrain is base game compatible


CC Required but NOT included

- CC Required for the neighborhood to appear with decorations includes all of the following:
"Ultimate Train Set" By Criquette
"Road Bridges Set" By Criquette
"Modest Embankment Set" By Criquette

Without it the decorations will not appear!


Installation






Video Brochure, because watching is better than reading

I made a video for it, I like it so much. So, be sure to swing in and check it out if you have a chance. Be warned though, it is one of my most FAVORITE video game music pieces ever, it may cause you to have nostalgic moments and wanna play "Super Mario 64"

Link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzAJIDKlARc



Additional Credits:
Criquette - The TOTALLY kick butt Train, Bridge, and Embankment sets! They are awesome and this upload would be terrible without them!
Phaenoh - For pushing my buttons and making me wanna make a hood
Fanseelamb and Loaf - Awesome encouragement in #create
Zaxis - Because his decorated hoods are SUCH an inspiration to me, thanks!
Staff - For the achievements, because I want to get them all!

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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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Acornbend Terrain.zip | Requires no expansions, this is the un-decorated, terrain only file

Size: 813.8 KB · Downloads: 23,984 · 16th Sep 2009
813.8 KB 23,984 16th Sep 2009
N174.zip | Reminder: Will NOT be decorated unless you download Criquettes sets (see post for links)!

Size: 331.9 KB · Downloads: 27,209 · 16th Sep 2009
331.9 KB 27,209 16th Sep 2009
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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 Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Mostly Harmless
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#2 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 2:04 AM
Awesome Q! And it's for TS2!! Just fantastic!

Check out my other downloads at my blog!
Mother Function
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#3 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 2:16 AM
Good Job Q :D

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Test Subject
#4 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 3:03 AM
Holy Crap! All I can say is that's freaking awesome! OMG...I can't wait to get it in my game! Thanks so much for sharing your awesomeness
Test Subject
#5 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 3:15 AM
Absolutely amazing, you really did a beautiful job on this! Thanks so much for sharing!
Mad Poster
#6 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 3:17 AM
That's amazing, and it's for Sims 2! :: Great work, Q! ::

This allows me to see into the minds of people! That's right, I can actually see what they're thinking!
So long as what they're thinking is exactly what I think they're thinking.
Mad Poster
#7 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 3:19 AM
LOL, that was fast.

Great on, Q!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 3:33 AM
Very cool! Thanks for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 4:16 AM
I'm not sure if anyone else had this problem, but when I first installed the neighborhood it wouldn't show up on my neighborhood chooser. I ended up going into the N147 folder and having to rename the neighborhood and thumbnail files as they were set to N001. After that it worked just fine.

Great job on the decorating. I love Criquette's embankments but I have always failed to place them correctly. This is the perfect neighborhood for my psuedo-French sim town! ^_^

~ Non ducor, duco ~
Captain Louie
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#10 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 4:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by insidious_glamour
I'm not sure if anyone else had this problem, but when I first installed the neighborhood it wouldn't show up on my neighborhood chooser. I ended up going into the N147 folder and having to rename the neighborhood and thumbnail files as they were set to N001. After that it worked just fine.

Great job on the decorating. I love Criquette's embankments but I have always failed to place them correctly. This is the perfect neighborhood for my psuedo-French sim town! ^_^


Thank you VERY much for pointing this out. I have updated the download files, with them properly named now of course. I won't say it is updated in teh title, but I will in the main post. I assume most of the 20 or so people who DL'ed it will come back to try again

Again, MAJOR thanks!

Now streaming on at Twitch.tv/SeveralNerds or UglyHoesConnect.com - whichever is easier for you to type in your browser.
Instructor
#11 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 7:22 AM
Woah, this is awesomesauce Q, this is by far my favorite hood of yours :D

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Lab Assistant
#12 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 8:14 AM
This is simply amazing. The detail and layout is by far the most impressive neighbourhood I have seen, well done...

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Field Researcher
#13 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 11:46 AM
This is a beautiful hood The best thing is, that since you're an accomplished builder yourself you know the needs of builders. Thank you!

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Scholar
#14 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 2:23 PM
Nice work, Q...looks great! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 2:28 PM
Ooh nice! I think I have found my new neighorhood for the BACC! Thanks, I'll make sure to download once I get home from work! Good job!

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Lab Assistant
#16 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 2:32 PM
It's amazing! Can't wait to move my sims in

"Now I am become Death"
Gone Fishin'
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#17 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 2:54 PM
Yowza!! "Gorgeous" doesn't even begin to describe it! My Sims are going to flock to this 'hood. Thank you!!!
Alchemist
#18 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 3:02 PM
It looks perfect, mr Q, we look at this land and imagine the next house we're going to build, or shop or lighthouse to place on that lovely hill, with a "beautiful vista" very well done, thank you
Scholar
#19 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 5:51 PM
Oh now I am very much inspired to play a new hood! Very beautiful!

So be it. Move. ~Jason Bourne
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Forum Resident
#20 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 7:00 PM
Q, This is an amazing 'hood! Thanks so much for it mate!

Nacho average teen.
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Test Subject
#21 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 8:01 PM
oh my daiiz! this is perfect. Thanks!!

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Wiki Wizard
#22 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 8:03 PM
Yay!!! this is totally kick ass!!! i love it to BITS! thank you!! also ts2 FTW!


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#23 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 8:11 PM
Q, do you see any reason I can`t use this as a predecorated SUBneighborhood by installing it as a predecorated main `hood, and as a undecorated sub-`hood of suitable type, and using Mootilda`s HoodReplace to copy the decorations?

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Captain Louie
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#24 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 8:18 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeneralOperationsDirector
Q, do you see any reason I can`t use this as a predecorated SUBneighborhood by installing it as a predecorated main `hood, and as a undecorated sub-`hood of suitable type, and using Mootilda`s HoodReplace to copy the decorations?


Hrmm, I am not particularly sure with how that program works, but after skimming it I will try to answer it with the best of my ability. Since it will move EVERYTHING if you set the options correctly, I don't see any reason for it not to work. Just make SURE you have the criquette sets included. If that doesn't work, come back and we can clash our heads together, see if we can figure it out for you

Now streaming on at Twitch.tv/SeveralNerds or UglyHoesConnect.com - whichever is easier for you to type in your browser.
#25 Old 16th Sep 2009 at 8:41 PM
As for criquette`s decorations, I`ve got most of `em already, but haven`t had suitable opportunity to USE `em. I expected that my proposed procedure would work, but --as you know more about this `hood than I do-- wanted to be sure that YOU didn`t know of anything that would make it fail. It also seemed like an opportunity to tell other people about the method, in case they wanted to do same. Thank you.

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