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Rural Area Sidewalk and Road Default Replacements

by Kolipoki Posted 21st Feb 2010 at 9:18 PM - Updated 21st Jan 2010 at 9:22 PM by Kolipoki
8 Comments / replies (Who?) - 7 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
I have had this in my game for a while now, and finally decided to upload it. These are default replacements that make the road in game more rural, specifically there are no more lines in the road and the side walk color is changed.


What to install
The Sidewalks and Roads file contains all of the new default replacements.
The sidewalks file changes the old sidewalks to the new one.
The lines file removes the lines that are originally on the road (you might get some missing parts of road)
The asphalt file changes the color of the asphalt to the new version.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
kolipoki_defaultreplacement_asphalt.rar | Changes asphalt color.

Size: 111.1 KB · Downloads: 907 · 21st Feb 2010
111.1 KB 907 21st Feb 2010
kolipoki_defaultreplacement_lines.rar | Removes lines from street

Size: 259 Bytes · Downloads: 826 · 21st Feb 2010
259 Bytes 826 21st Feb 2010
kolipoki_defaultreplacement_sidewalks.rar | Changes Side walk colors

Size: 143.6 KB · Downloads: 967 · 21st Feb 2010
143.6 KB 967 21st Feb 2010
Kolipoki_DefaultReplacement_SidewalksandRoads.rar | Contains all new content

Size: 254.9 KB · Downloads: 2,313 · 21st Feb 2010
254.9 KB 2,313 21st Feb 2010
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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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 21st Feb 2010 at 11:01 PM
Great idea and beautiful work, Thank you!
Test Subject
#3 Old 21st Feb 2010 at 11:27 PM
thankyou no more ugly yellow lines XD

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Field Researcher
#4 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 9:08 AM
These are great, thank you for making them!

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#5 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 2:52 PM
Great work!
#6 Old 22nd Feb 2010 at 6:54 PM
I have a few questions! ^_^ These are nice replacements, so I want to make sure they'll work in my neighborhood before I commit to them.

1. Is this mix-and-matchable? For example, can you get rid of the lines but keep the old asphault color? It won't look weird if I do, will it?

2. You said "you might get some missing parts of road" with the lines file. Could you explain or show what you mean? I expect it's negligible, but I'd still like to see.

3. If I plop these into my game (and clear the caches, of course), will they show up in existing saves, or do I have to start a new game to see them?
Test Subject
#7 Old 23rd Mar 2010 at 2:21 PM
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Lab Assistant
#8 Old 27th Oct 2011 at 3:52 AM
So beautiful. I love this. Not necessary, but makes gameplay *that* much better!
Field Researcher
#9 Old 19th Jan 2013 at 10:44 PM
Ahh, perfect. This will do. Now, if only I could get my hands on something exactly like this..but as dirt roads and sidewalks for my historical 'Hood. :o

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