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Empire City

by mctammer Posted 26th Mar 2011 at 6:32 PM - Updated 26th Mar 2011 at 6:01 AM by user826
30 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 13 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This is only my second attempt at making a Sims 2 neighborhood using SimCity 4, and the first one that I actually liked.

I wanted something vaguely reminiscent of New York City, particularly Manhattan, but couldn't find anything already available. Thus, I was forced to make it myself and this was the result. This neighborhood consists of a central island with a grid of streets and five bridges leading off to the opposite shores where a few outlying communities can be built.

I recommend you use a camera hack to get the full benefit out of the map but it still works without it.

To install, extract the files to your Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/SC4Terrains folder.

Any comments and constructive criticism are welcome!
Tags: #new, #york, #city, #manhattan, #island

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
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EmpireCity.rar

Size: 1.11 MB · Downloads: 8,975 · 26th Mar 2011
1.11 MB 8,975 26th Mar 2011
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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 SC4Terrains Folder: Cut and paste the .sc4 and .png file(s) into your SC4Terrains 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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Instructor
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#2 Old 26th Mar 2011 at 7:15 PM
Wow! Thanks! You just saved me some time and money...I was going to buy a copy of SC4 so I could make something like this!
Test Subject
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#3 Old 26th Mar 2011 at 11:05 PM
I have been wishing I could find something exactly like this! This is so perfect.
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 27th Mar 2011 at 1:02 AM
This is really cool! Thanks
Test Subject
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#5 Old 27th Mar 2011 at 2:26 AM
I've been thinking about making a landscape!
Site Helper
#6 Old 27th Mar 2011 at 3:07 AM
This is in the wrong category. It's just a map, not an entire neighborhood.
Instructor
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#7 Old 27th Mar 2011 at 11:01 AM
Interesting idea you have here!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#8 Old 28th Mar 2011 at 10:45 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootilda
This is in the wrong category. It's just a map, not an entire neighborhood.


Oh... Well, if it gets to be a problem, I'm sure a mod can move it.
Top Secret Researcher
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#9 Old 28th Mar 2011 at 5:11 PM
It looks good!
Test Subject
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#10 Old 28th Mar 2011 at 10:53 PM
Great work there. I've been wanting to make a small Japanese style city, but haven't as yet found a terrain that suits. I think this will do nicely for what I have in mind. Cheers.
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#11 Old 29th Mar 2011 at 5:39 PM
I love it! You can have clearly separated districts in such a hood, a middle class, a poor district over here and luxury mansions over there. Thank you for sharing!
Test Subject
#12 Old 31st Mar 2011 at 1:01 AM
Constructive criticism? Well, you dont need it, this is perfect! Thank you so much, you did a great job

"Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says "Oh Crap, she's up"!
Test Subject
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#13 Old 2nd Apr 2011 at 12:41 PM
A really nice and well thought out neighbourhood. Thank you .
Site Helper
#14 Old 3rd Apr 2011 at 8:04 PM
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Originally Posted by user826
Oh... Well, if it gets to be a problem, I'm sure a mod can move it.
OK, I'll ask the mods to move it.
Test Subject
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#15 Old 4th Jul 2011 at 4:25 AM
Empire City from Infamous 1 and Infamous 2 Start?
Field Researcher
#16 Old 4th Aug 2011 at 5:55 AM
This isn't the Empire City I know...the Empire City I know is in Infamous 1, and the start of Infamous 2...

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Deadly Assassin Ninja...on a tricycle...
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Test Subject
Original Poster
#17 Old 6th Aug 2011 at 10:50 AM
This is not based on the city from the Infamous series. As I stated in the description, I was looking to create a city inspired by New York. Since New York is the Empire State, I figured it'd be a clever name for my not-New York City. I guess some people are either very easily confused or don't read the description...
Test Subject
#18 Old 12th Aug 2011 at 12:43 AM
I've read fracking idiots but I didn't see this addressed. I have Sims 2 Double Deluxe. Do I still install this map to the folders indicated on the downloads page or is there an exception if you have Double Deluxe? Thanks for any help.
Test Subject
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#19 Old 16th Aug 2011 at 10:57 AM
Hi, hillybean. Isn't Double Deluxe just a bundle, packaged with The Sims 2, Night Life and the Celebration Stuff pack? If that's the case, it ought to work the same way. My advice is just try it and see. It's a map file, it's not going to change any of your game files so if it doesn't work, just delete it.
Test Subject
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#20 Old 24th Aug 2011 at 10:50 PM
Hi That great! :D
Could you do the Upper East Side for the Sims 2, and if you can for the Sims 3?

Thanks in advance!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#21 Old 25th Aug 2011 at 2:33 PM
I haven't got The Sims 3, so I can't help you there. Sorry!
Field Researcher
#22 Old 14th Sep 2011 at 2:09 AM
Now make the Empire City From the inFAMOUS Series! And if you can, New Marais...

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Deadly Assassin Ninja...on a tricycle...
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Test Subject
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#23 Old 7th Oct 2011 at 6:52 PM
If it's constructive criticism you want... I'd change the terrain a bit on the middle island(if possible) to include as little green as possible...

btw, this is going to drive me insane because I actually live in NYC and am now going to make this as accurate as possible. *dies*
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#24 Old 8th Oct 2011 at 6:02 AM
Believe me, I wanted to do that but I don't think it's possible to combine the concrete and lush terrain colors in one map (or if it is, I don't know how). It was either all green or all gray, and I chose to go with green since when you build lots on the island, you can always just cover up the green with concrete tiles.
Test Subject
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#25 Old 5th Nov 2011 at 5:46 PM
Thanks for the map!!! I actually modified it with SC4 to include more streets, I wanted a more "urban" map. Would it be OK to post it? Let me know!
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