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Four Corners (aka Riley's Story): Neighborhood Recreation - No CC - Base Game Compatible *Update* (V2)

by Hood Building Group Posted 30th Jun 2015 at 12:53 AM - Updated 9th Aug 2019 at 9:27 PM by Hood Building Group
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Here we have...
Four Corners (aka Riley's Story)
It's a 'The Sims Life Stories' neighborhood recreated for TS2; uploaded for the current monthly theme "Maxis".

First off, a big thank you goes to marka93 for recreating Four Corners and giving us permission to upload it with the group account. Thank YOU!
He's been working on this neighborhood recreation for 2 years. And it's finally finished! Yay!
He has built Four Corners, and we have playtested the neighborhood for him.

Riley Harlow had been living in Sim City all her life, untill she lost her job. Facing eviction, Riley turned to the one person she could count on, her aunt Sharon. Sharon had always been kind enough to help Riley out in a pinch, so Riley arranged to stay at her aunt's house in the suburb of Four Corners until she was back on her feet.

To Riley's surprise her aunt gave her the house and bought another house down the street.


Install Instructions
For The Primary Hood Version:
1. Put the folder LSR1 into your Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods
2. If you only have the Base Game installed, you have to copy the contents of the Storytelling folder into your Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Storytelling folder in order for it to function properly. Later EPs do not have this requirement.

For The Subhood Version:
1. Put the folder BLSR into your Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Open For Business\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate
Note: If you have The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, put it here instead: Program Files\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Best of Business\EP3\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate

In order to use the subhood template, please take note of the following:
-You need Mootilda's mods to fix the subhood selections, available here.
-To use Mootilda's mods, you will need Pets or a later EP/SP installed.
However, if you don't have Pets or a later EP/SP installed, you can temporarily remove Bluewater Village (B001) from the NeighborhoodTemplate folder and move this subhood in there. It will still be referred as Bluewater Village in the game. But the game will add Four Corners to your neighborhood. Restore B001 after adding the subhood and you're done.

Further Information:

This is a ground up recreation of Riley's Story from Life Stories game using Numenor's AnyGameStarter and Mootilda's HoodReplace to create the neighborhood with no Maxis content and to get the original look of the neighborhood with its original roads, neighborhood terrain, trees and decorations.

There aren't any townies or any NPC. So, you have to generate them yourself if you really want them.
You don't need to install a camera mod for this neighborhood. You will see all of the lots in a vanilla game.

All of the lots have been compressed with Mootilda's Lot Compressor.
Four Corners is base game compatible and doesn't have any CC in it. The shopping district/suburb subhood however requires Open For Business.

This hood includes all the original playable sims. The sims have been extracted using SimPE, then cloned in Body Shop and then recreated in the neighborhood using the clones. marka93 also included Jane Harlow; Sharon's sister and Riley's mother.

There are 10 families and 17 sims in total.
Four Corners has 15 lots; 4 of them are community lots, the other lots are all residential lots. One of those lots is a vacant lot.
Look in the comments for this neighborhood to read more about the individual families and lots.

marka93 has rebuilt each house as close as possible to the original using the base game only. Because The Sims Life Stories is a mixture between Uni, NL and OFB, many of the Four Corners lots had half walls and certain EP features (e.g. restaurants).

Therefore, many of the lots that had half walls before don't have any because halfwalls are not available in the base game.
Both of the subhood versions have halfwalls and some of the EP features, though. Look in the comments for this neighborhood to see what's missing and needs to be added.

As always, stay tuned for more neighborhoods to come!

Additional Credits:
marka93 for recreating this neighborhood and giving us the permission to upload it with the group account.
To the others who helped us playtesting Four Corners here in the Creator Feedback Forum.
Numenor for his AnyGameStarter which we used to make this neighborhood base game compatible and empty.
Mootilda for her Lot Compressor which we used to compress all of the lots and for her LotAdjuster which we used on some lots as well and for her helpful HoodChecker (to see whether there are any problems or not) and for Hood Replace which we used to copy the neighborhood terrain with its roads, trees, decorations from LS into this neighborhood.
Compressjpeg.com for compressing the size of the required images for the download page.
The makers of SimPE Of course, EA for The Sims Life Stories and for the original Four Corners!

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ShoppingDistrictSubhood_FourCornersV2.rar | Shopping District Subhood Version - Requires Open For Business EP - V2

Size: 8.36 MB · Downloads: 5,127 · 30th Jun 2015
8.36 MB 5,127 30th Jun 2015
PrimaryHood_FourCornersV2.rar | Primary Hood Version - Base Game Compatible (Does not require any EPs/SPs) - V2

Size: 8.18 MB · Downloads: 8,745 · 30th Jun 2015
8.18 MB 8,745 30th Jun 2015
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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#2 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:22 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th Jun 2015 at 6:12 PM.
Default The Fortuna Family
A lifelong go-getter, Fiona can't understand why her daughter Madison can't stand even the smell of Simoleons.
Family Funds: §4,544
  • Bailey Fortuna (Adult, Family, Cancer, Unemployed):
    In love with Fiona, Bailey wants to start a family as soon as possible.

    (Bio as it is on the web)
    Bailey was dead at the end of Riley's Story but marka93 has brought him back for all to enjoy.
  • Fiona Fortuna (Adult, Fortune, Scorpio, Senior Manager):
    A lifelong go-getter, Fiona can't understand why her daughter can't stand even the smell of Simoleons.
  • Madison Fortuna (Teen, Family, Aquarius, Private School Student):
    Madison has grown up wanting for nothing but acceptance and love from her parents.
Screenshots
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Original Poster
#3 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:23 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 25th Jun 2015 at 12:49 PM.
Default 21 Hyacinth Circle - Residential Lot (The Fortuna Residence)
Note: In LS, certain walls on this lot are actually halfwalls. Because halfwalls are not available in the base game, you have to change that yourself if you have EPs/SPs that have halfwalls.
Click here to see the pictures of the lots that have halfwalls in LS.

You don't have to do this if you're downloading the subhood versions; because those versions already have the halfwalls.

21 Hyacinth Circle
2 stories
3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms
3x2 lot
§109,693
Screenshots
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#4 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:24 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th Jun 2015 at 7:30 PM.
Default The Foss Family
Her friends at college used to call her "Sharon the Librarian," so after making a killing in the stock market she decided to come to Four Corners to get out of her shell. She still loves a good book, though.

After falling on hard times Jane took up her sister's offer to live with her.
Family Funds: §904,291
  • Jane Harlow (Elder, Family, Aries, Unemployed):
    After falling on hard times Jane took up her sister's offer to live with her.
  • Sharon Foss (Adult, Knowledge, Sagittarius, Unemployed):
    Her friends at college used to call her "Sharon the Librarian," so after making a killing in the stock market she decided to come to Four Corners to get out of her shell. She still loves a good book, though.
Screenshots
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Original Poster
#5 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:24 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 25th Jun 2015 at 12:49 PM.
Default 12 Hyacinth Circle - Residential Lot (The Foss Residence)
Note: In LS, certain walls on this lot are actually halfwalls. Because halfwalls are not available in the base game, you have to change that yourself if you have EPs/SPs that have halfwalls.
Click here to see the pictures of the lots that have halfwalls in LS.

You don't have to do this if you're downloading the subhood versions; because those versions already have the halfwalls.

12 Hyacinth Circle
2 stories
2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
3x2 lot
§95,709
Screenshots
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#6 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:24 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th Jun 2015 at 5:36 PM.
Default The Harlow Family
Riley has moved into Four Corners to meet new people, seek excitement, and perhaps find love...

After her aunt returned from vacation she gave Riley her house and bought a new one down the street.
Family Funds: §1,325
  • Riley Harlow (Adult, Fortune, Aries, Unemployed):
    Sometimes I feel like a total basket case. Like, what am I doing with my life? I’ve always wanted a great job, a great boyfriend—and now I have it all, sort of. So how come I’m doubting every decision I make? OMG, I’m only 23. I just need to have some FUN! —

    Riley's biography in The Sims Stories site.
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#7 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:25 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 25th Jun 2015 at 12:49 PM.
Default 10 Hyacinth Circle - Residential Lot (The Harlow Residence)
Note: In LS, certain walls on this lot are actually halfwalls. Because halfwalls are not available in the base game, you have to change that yourself if you have EPs/SPs that have halfwalls.
Click here to see the pictures of the lots that have halfwalls in LS.

You don't have to do this if you're downloading the subhood versions; because those versions already have the halfwalls.

10 Hyacinth Circle
1 story
2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
3x2 lot
§61,561
Screenshots
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#8 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:26 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th Jun 2015 at 5:39 PM.
Default The Kincaid Family
Dylan is living and loving his life in Four Corners. Now if he could get Mickey to stop hogging the action, he'd be set.
Family Funds: §9,970
  • Dylan Kincaid (Adult, Popularity, Taurus, Junior Officer):
    ''Dylan is living and loving his life in Four Corners. Now if he could get Mickey to stop hogging the action, he'd be set.''
Screenshots
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#9 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:26 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 25th Jun 2015 at 12:45 PM.
Default 24 Hyacinth Circle - Residential Lot (The Kincaid Residence)
Note: In LS, certain walls on this lot are actually halfwalls. Because halfwalls are not available in the base game, you have to change that yourself if you have EPs/SPs that have halfwalls.
Click here to see the pictures of the lots that have halfwalls in LS.

You don't have to do this if you're downloading the subhood versions; because those versions already have the halfwalls.

24 Hyacinth Circle
2 stories
2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms
3x2 lot
§67,939
Screenshots
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#10 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:27 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th Jun 2015 at 7:32 PM.
Default The Margison Family
Keats is a well-paid scientist who only talks in facts, but his son Jacob is infatuated with Madison Fortuna, and is neglecting his schoolwork. Can Keats persuade his son that studying is more important than a shortsighted romance?
Family Funds: §1,664
  • Keats Margison (Adult, Knowledge, Virgo, Inventor):
    Keats Margison is a well paid scientist. He strongly disapproves of his son's "short-sighted" romance with Madison Fortuna. It is unknown who is his wife or the mother of his son Jacob. He wants his son to stop thinking of love and concentrate on his school work.
  • Jacob Margison (Teen, Family, Leo, Public School Student):
    Jacob Margison is the son of a prestigious scientist, Keats. It is unknown who his mother is. He is dating Madison Fortuna and is infatuated with her, due to this it has made him fall behind in his schoolwork. His father does not approve of their relationship.
Screenshots
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#11 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:27 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th Jun 2015 at 6:39 PM.
Default 15 Hyacinth Circle - Residential Lot (The Margison Residence)
15 Hyacinth Circle
3 stories
2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms
3x3 lot
§61,664
Screenshots
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#12 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:28 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th Jun 2015 at 7:31 PM.
Default The Rhome Family
One of Four Corners' promising young couples, they could be harboring dark secrets that they share only with each other; or maybe they just don't get out much.
Family Funds: §2,178
  • Adrien Rhome (Adult, Family, Pisces, Resident):
    'Kind and upstanding, Adrien wants someone to share his life with, and he thinks he's found the perfect partner in Sara.'

    (Bio as it is on the web.)
  • Sara Rhome (Adult, Knowledge, Scorpio, Con Artist):
    'Adrien wants to get married and settle down, but Sara is unable to commit. Is she really telling him what's on her mind?'

    (Bio as it is on the web.)
Screenshots
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Original Poster
#13 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:28 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 25th Jun 2015 at 12:46 PM.
Default 17 Hyacinth Circle - Residential Lot (The Rhome Residence)
Note: In LS, certain walls on this lot are actually halfwalls. Because halfwalls are not available in the base game, you have to change that yourself if you have EPs/SPs that have halfwalls.
Click here to see the pictures of the lots that have halfwalls in LS.

You don't have to do this if you're downloading the subhood versions; because those versions already have the halfwalls.

17 Hyacinth Circle
2 stories
1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms
3x2 lot
§52,822
Screenshots
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#14 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:29 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th Jun 2015 at 5:59 PM.
Default The Sinclair Family
Waring Sinclair has always been a hardworking and sharp businessman. Under his direction Ashely has become accustomed to the finer things in life, but he worries that as he enters his twilight years her attention may be wandering.
Family Funds: §1,164
  • Waring Sinclair (Elder, Fortune, Aries, Business Tycoon):
    ''Waring Sinclair has always been a hardworking and sharp businessman. Under his direction Ashley has become accustomed to the finer things in life, but he worries that as he enters his twilight years her attention may be wandering.
  • Ashley Sinclair (Adult, Romance, Taurus, Prep Cook):
    After being swept off her feet by Waring, Ashley Sinclair married him while she was still fairly young. Lately she has been finding herself wondering what she might have missed out on.
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Original Poster
#15 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:30 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 25th Jun 2015 at 12:46 PM.
Default 22 Hyacinth Circle - Residential Lot (The Sinclair Residence)
Note: In LS, certain walls on this lot are actually halfwalls. Because halfwalls are not available in the base game, you have to change that yourself if you have EPs/SPs that have halfwalls.
Click here to see the pictures of the lots that have halfwalls in LS.

You don't have to do this if you're downloading the subhood versions; because those versions already have the halfwalls.

22 Hyacinth Circle
1 story
2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
2x2 lot
§46,954
Screenshots
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#16 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:30 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th Jun 2015 at 6:02 PM.
Default The Smith Family
Despite his reputation as a ladies' man, Mickey is actually a hopeless romantic looking for love with the right woman. He just can't decide which woman...
Family Funds: §4,261
  • Mickey Smith (Adult, Romance, Aries, Party DJ):
    'Despite his reputation as a ladies' man, Mickey is actually a hopeless romantic looking for love with the right woman. He just can't decide which woman...'
Screenshots
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Original Poster
#17 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:31 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 25th Jun 2015 at 12:46 PM.
Default 7 Hyacinth Circle - Residential Lot (The Smith Residence)
Note: In LS, certain walls on this lot are actually halfwalls. Because halfwalls are not available in the base game, you have to change that yourself if you have EPs/SPs that have halfwalls.
Click here to see the pictures of the lots that have halfwalls in LS.

You don't have to do this if you're downloading the subhood versions; because those versions already have the halfwalls.

7 Hyacinth Circle
1 story
2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom
3x2 lot
§39,450
Screenshots
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#18 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:31 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th Jun 2015 at 7:31 PM.
Default The Stardust Family
Four Corners' most unlikely residents, the would-be artist Ethan and neo-hippie Mission drifted in and settled a few months ago, but for how long?
Family Funds: §1,646
  • Ethan Stardust (Adult, Romance, Gemini, Unemployed):
    Ethan Stardust started his life wanting to be on the road, which led him to Four Corners.
  • Mission Stardust (Adult, Family, Pisces, Fast Food Shift Manager):
    A hippie at heart with a penchant for black, Mission follows Ethan wherever he goes, like the scent of patchouli.
Screenshots
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#19 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:32 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th Jun 2015 at 6:44 PM.
Default 23 Hyacinth Circle - Residential Lot (The Stardust Residence)
23 Hyacinth Circle
1 story
1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms
2x2 lot
§51,646
Screenshots
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#20 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:32 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th Jun 2015 at 6:09 PM.
Default The Tchotchke Family
After making her living on the DJ scene in SimCity, Agora decided to disturb the quiet in Four Corners.
Family Funds: §5,728
  • Agora Tchotchke (Adult, Popularity, Leo, Party DJ):
    ''After making her living on the DJ scene in SimCity, Agora decided to disturb the quiet in Four Corners.
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#21 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:32 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th Jun 2015 at 6:46 PM.
Default 25 Hyacinth Circle - Residential Lot (The Tchotchke Residence)
25 Hyacinth Circle
1 story
2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
3x2 lot
§72,979
Screenshots
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#22 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:34 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 25th Jun 2015 at 12:50 PM.
Default 19 Hyacinth Circle - Residential Lot (Unoccupied Lot)
Note: In LS, certain walls on this lot are actually halfwalls. Because halfwalls are not available in the base game, you have to change that yourself if you have EPs/SPs that have halfwalls.
Click here to see the pictures of the lots that have halfwalls in LS.

You don't have to do this if you're downloading the subhood versions; because those versions already have the halfwalls.

19 Hyacinth Circle
1 story
2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
3x2 lot
§31,433
Screenshots
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#23 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:35 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th Jun 2015 at 7:01 PM.
Default Lead's Gym - Community Lot
Lead's Gym is a full featured Club offering the following amenities - Pool, Two Floors of training equipment, and Sauna.
Get the Lead Out! Join Now!

Note: If you have University installed, the espresso bar at the back right corner doesn't spawn any barista NPCs. Because it's not a real espresso bar.
You have to replace that fake espresso bar with an actual espresso bar yourself.

Lead's Gym
3x2 lot
§108,039
Screenshots
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#24 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:36 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 25th Jun 2015 at 12:47 PM.
Default Old Grove Park - Community Lot
Old Grove Park is Four Corners' neighborhood play area. Grand birch trees used to line the park, but were removed after they died from a previously unknown birch borer.

Note: If you have University installed, the espresso bar at the front left corner doesn't spawn any barista NPCs. Because it's not a real espresso bar.
You have to replace that fake espresso bar with an actual espresso bar yourself.

Note: In LS, certain walls on this lot are actually halfwalls. Because halfwalls are not available in the base game, you have to change that yourself if you have EPs/SPs that have halfwalls.
Click here to see the pictures of the lots that have halfwalls in LS.

You don't have to do this if you're downloading the subhood versions; because those versions already have the halfwalls.

Old Grove Park
3x3 lot
§43,338
Screenshots
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#25 Old 21st Jun 2015 at 11:37 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 25th Jun 2015 at 12:47 PM.
Default Starlight Cafe and Market - Community Lot
Enjoy a romantic outing at our Bistro style cafe featuring full course meals for the discriminating Sim! In a hurry? Then shop at our market featuring the freshest produce.

Note: If you have Nightlife and/or Open For Business installed, this lot won't work as a restaurant because there's no restaurant stove and podium. So you have to replace the grill with a restaurant podium and buy a restaurant stove and place it into the kitchen in the back left corner yourself, in order to dine here.

Both of the subhood versions already have working restaurants. So you don't have to do this in the subhood versions.

Note: In LS, certain walls on this lot are actually halfwalls. Because halfwalls are not available in the base game, you have to change that yourself if you have EPs/SPs that have halfwalls.
Click here to see the pictures of the lots that have halfwalls in LS.

You don't have to do this if you're downloading the subhood versions; because those versions already have the halfwalls.

Starlight Cafe and Market
3x2 lot
§97,436
Screenshots
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