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Crowborough - Full Hood

by Klaartje Posted 27th Jul 2016 at 10:17 PM - Updated 24th Sep 2016 at 9:14 PM by Klaartje
63 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 11 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.

Behind the riverbend lies the beautiful, quaint town of Crowborough. Work hard and Crowborough will give you the tools you need to become a succesful businessowner. Idle away and you will be stuck in a starter home forever. Crowborough, where the choice is yours.

Crowborough is ready for your sims to move in and start their lives. Will they sell paintings, bake cupcakes or give make-overs to their neighbours? Buy one of the small businesses or get a job at one of the many shops that are located nearby. The tiny starters are perfect for sims fresh from college. Maybe if you make enough money, you will be able to buy one of the luxurious homes to move your family into. Crowborough has plenty of entertainment to offer for your days off. Take a stroll through the park, throw a strike at the bowling alley or go work on your abs in the gym.


Update - Additional lots
Since uploading Crowborough, I've built some extra lots in the same style that could easily be added to Crowborough. Go take a look!
Rooks Peak - Apartments
Stoneybrooke House - Apartments

Update - Business district added
Several of you have requested a subhood version of Crowborough. I have added Crowborough as a business district. Everything is exactly the same as the main hood version of Crowborough. If you want Crowborough as a business district download B624. To install, place the folder in the following location: C:\Program Files\EA Games\The Sims 2\Open For Business\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate. If you want the regular version of Crowborough, download N624.

Lot information
Crowborough includes a total of fifty lots: thirty residential lots and twenty community lots. Four residential lots are homebusinesses. Housing is available for both wealthy sims and those who are endowed with a little less. The more expensive lots have a pool and/or driveway. Sizes vary from one to four-bedroom houses, perfect for those just starting their families and for those whose familyplanning has gone a bit out of hand.

Lot sizes - residential
# of lotssize
61x1
61x2
42x1
112x2
32x3

Lot sizes - community
# of lotssize
41x1
11x2
52x1
23x1
22x2
12x3
13x2
33x3
13x5

Lot prices - residential
# of lotsprice-range
16> 20.000
720.000 - 35.500
435.500 - 55.000
3> 55.000





CC Required
I have kept the use of CC to a minimum, but there are a couple of pieces I simply couldn't not use.
  • OFB windows add-on part 1 and part 2 by HugeLunatic @ MTS.
  • IKEA sofa repository from this set by HugeLunatic @ MTS. You don't need the meshes linked in the comments.
  • Astro Stall Door by me.
  • Midcentury Modern Wall set by me. I have attached it to this thread.

Terrain
If you wish, you can download the terrain for Crowborough seperately. The terrain has been made by me, especially for Crowborough. It contains two flat buildable areas for you to shape your own custom neighborhood with buildings you like. A camera hack is NOT required to view the two buildable areas.

Credits
A lot of people have generously offered their opinions, thoughts or have playtested Crowborough to find all those little mistakes I thought I wouldn't make. I very much appreciate all of you! You've made sticking with this project worth it. I would like to thank Jawusa, Justpetro, Peni Griffin, maxon, celebkiriedhel, Karen Lorraine, Leefish, grinEvilly, esmeiolanthe, krystinz, poisson, joandsarah, ekrubynaffit, laughdreamlove. You guys are awesome! And finally a big thank you to Mootilda. Thanks to her research it has been become possible to share neighborhoods safely in the first place.

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 Nightlife Open for Business + 1 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
B624.zip

Size: 37.40 MB · Downloads: 4,709 · 30th Jul 2016
37.40 MB 4,709 30th Jul 2016
N624.zip

Size: 37.52 MB · Downloads: 6,468 · 27th Jul 2016
37.52 MB 6,468 27th Jul 2016
MidCenturyModernWalls.zip

Size: 1.34 MB · Downloads: 5,441 · 27th Jul 2016
1.34 MB 5,441 27th Jul 2016
Crowborough_terrain.zip

Size: 585.9 KB · Downloads: 5,312 · 27th Jul 2016
585.9 KB 5,312 27th Jul 2016
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\
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#51 Old 14th Aug 2016 at 11:39 AM
so cute^^
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#52 Old 19th Aug 2016 at 1:04 PM
Thanks for the beautiful neighborhood! Looks amazing!
Lab Assistant
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#53 Old 3rd Sep 2016 at 9:32 AM
The small size of this terrain is just what I've been looking for for some time. I want a tiny downtown and I really like this one. I like the community too, but unfortunately can't use it at this time. Thanks!
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#54 Old 27th Sep 2016 at 2:56 AM Last edited by Shelaelae : 27th Sep 2016 at 3:13 AM.
I love this! I do have a stupid question though. Do you have to download the lots seperately, or are they included? I can get everything to show up ingame except the lots.
Top Secret Researcher
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#55 Old 27th Sep 2016 at 2:46 PM
Thank you
Field Researcher
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#56 Old 14th Oct 2016 at 6:49 PM
This is such a beautiful, detailed neighbourhood. I can only imagine the time and effort that went into it. Thank you so much for sharing!!
Theorist
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#57 Old 20th Feb 2017 at 12:23 AM
Thank you
Test Subject
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#58 Old 11th May 2017 at 8:21 AM
Very Nice, Thank you :)
Test Subject
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#59 Old 24th Jun 2017 at 5:58 PM
Do you know how I'll be able to install it? I've tried several times but it never works. Amazing neighbourhood though! :D
Lab Assistant
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#60 Old 24th Jun 2017 at 9:41 PM
Beautiful neighborhood. Thanks for sharing!!!
Test Subject
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#61 Old 20th Aug 2018 at 8:07 PM
Hello! I love this neighborhood and use it exclusively now. It's perfect for me.

I was wondering if you would consider making a community beach lot for the empty area? It's the only missing for my purposes and I'm just awful at building lots, especially ones that match the neighborhood
Lab Assistant
#62 Old 19th Mar 2019 at 5:46 AM
Default Crowborough - Full Hood
Thanks for the wonderful neighbourhood. But how do you activate build mode on places which show "locations out of boundaries"?
Field Researcher
#63 Old 21st May 2020 at 2:17 AM
I just want to say thank you so much, the neighborhood is great and so beautifully detailed. I added a subhood version to my city and right now I'm moving several of my Sims, your houses are wonderful and I love the feel that your work give to the game.


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