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Harborview [no cc] [Update 1.3 October 23rd, 2022]

by orkahm Posted 28th Oct 2020 at 4:00 PM - Updated 25th Oct 2022 at 4:34 PM by orkahm : New Update/fixes
60 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
Update 1.1 May 15th, 2022:
  • Added personal bios for the Harborside Families.
  • Deleted Exploratory Drone due to multiple reports of being a bugged character.
  • Made Dramatism's Randall room addition an official part of the Fisher house.
  • Fixed Melissa Cray bio.

Update 1.2 May 25th, 2022:
  • Renamed and rezipped file
  • Play tested official copy to ensure function
  • Ironed out bugs in official copy (neighborhood story tab was empty instead of being full)

Update 1.3 October 23rd, 2022:
  • Rezipped file
  • Used TwinCrows' Package fix as part of official file release (Thank you for your help there TwinCrows)




Harborview is a bustling fishing hub that has gotten more popular with time for people who want to either make a name or reeling fortune for themselves, but will those goals work in tandem with their family life, or will they break it apart?


Harborview has been my relaxing Coronavirus project this month. Originally this town was going to be a Japanese city, then I took a complete 180 and decided to make a town based off Maine (or at least multiple google pictures I've seen of different parts of Maine). A lot of the buildings are based on actual buildings or houses from Maine, or in some cases inspired by those buildings and houses.

This is a complete neighborhood, all the lots and the neighborhood are decorated. There are 99 Character files (comprising of essential NPCs, a small group of custom Townies, and the playable families) and all lots were compressed by Mootilda's Lot Compressor. Some characters were created with custom CAS sliders made by Nopke, you do not need these sliders in order to play this neighborhood, but having them is recommended for enhancing your Sims 2 CAS experience.






Most lots are fully furnished, with some lots only being furnished bathroom and kitchen wise in order for prices to be reasonable, each house has a smoke alarm, but no burglar alarm.



This hood is ORK02, if you already have one you'll have to alter the number to something not already in your Neighborhoods folder.
  • Open the ORK02.zip file and place the ORK02 folder in\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods.
  • Open the Harborview SC4.zip file and place the PNG files and the SC4 file in Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\SC4Terrains.

Cheats Used:
MoveObjects - used to move mail boxes, trashcans, etc. and to place sidewalk and asphalt.
boolProp allow45DegreeAngleRotation true - used to make some lamp posts diagonal

Credits
Mootilda - Used her Lot Adjuster and Lot Compressor.
Nopke - Used their CAS sliders (20 sliders and 24 sliders)

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 8 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
ORK2.zip

Size: 79.76 MB · Downloads: 4,415 · 24th Oct 2022
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79.76 MB 4,415 24th Oct 2022
Harborview SC4.zip

Size: 843.3 KB · Downloads: 3,233 · 28th Oct 2020
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843.3 KB 3,233 28th Oct 2020
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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Test Subject
#51 Old 28th May 2022 at 5:10 PM
It's another single problem, it doesn't appear in my neighborhood menu, I still don't see anything there, so it's a problem again and it's renamed.
Test Subject
#52 Old 29th May 2022 at 9:33 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by orkahm
Hi, I saw that there was an issue with the recent update, I didn't expect for there to be such an error during the renaming process, I renamed the file and recompressed it. The update is coming out today in a few minutes

I suggested the rename because that's usually the issue when people can't access the hood, but from what AndrejUruba and others have said there seems to be something else. Does anyone else have any insight into what the actual problem might be and how to fix it?
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#53 Old 30th May 2022 at 6:02 PM
This neighborhood looks wonderful! Thanks so much for uploading it!
Test Subject
#54 Old 23rd Jun 2022 at 8:41 PM
Sadly this isn't working for me. Followed the directions and recommendations but does not show up at all. Such a shame.
Test Subject
#55 Old 9th Jul 2022 at 9:36 PM
I can't get it to work, neighborhood is installed in correct place, but it won't show up on the neighborhood start screen. SC4Terrain shows up in create a neighborhood tho.
Test Subject
#56 Old 11th Jul 2022 at 6:01 PM Last edited by nickkeane : 11th Jul 2022 at 7:24 PM.
I managed to figure it out. There's a hex edit that needs to be made on the ID component for the neighborhood to work and show up with the non-Origin version of the game, mentioned earlier in this topic by simsample.

However, when I went to play the Roomies at the Mortar Complex, the two male Sims spawned stuck in the Women's bathroom and can't get out. Dunno if this is a bug or bad luck lol.
Also, there were no Beds in the Apartment. idk if this is a bug, an oversight, or if the intention was for the player to pick out the beds when u start playing.
Also when using a mod called More Decorative Slots for Maxis Furniture, the Armoire component (LdDarcy_MaxisMoreDecoSlot_Armoire) causes the game to crash when loading the Lazuli Family.
Test Subject
#57 Old 23rd Aug 2022 at 3:39 PM
I looked at your neighborhood to download the file but it still doesn't work on the neighborhood menu, there is still some error and I can't find it, but you have to fix it and rename it, I miss the neighborhood.
Test Subject
#58 Old 4th Oct 2022 at 7:26 AM
Simsample did have the solution on page 1! But it can be very difficult to apply if you're not super technical... So I've uploaded my adjusted .package file for anybody having trouble. Hope it works for you & enjoy! (Remember to delete your NeighborhoodManager.package file to reset your cache)
https://mega.nz/file/DqQmXAbB#b2Jj0...nVWB19HB3n3g5Rk
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#59 Old 23rd Oct 2022 at 9:00 AM
Thanks SimSample and TwinCrows, it works perfectly now, excepted the names, all changed and upside down in my non-english game, but it's another problem.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#60 Old 24th Oct 2022 at 12:42 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by nickkeane
I managed to figure it out. There's a hex edit that needs to be made on the ID component for the neighborhood to work and show up with the non-Origin version of the game, mentioned earlier in this topic by simsample.

However, when I went to play the Roomies at the Mortar Complex, the two male Sims spawned stuck in the Women's bathroom and can't get out. Dunno if this is a bug or bad luck lol.
Also, there were no Beds in the Apartment. idk if this is a bug, an oversight, or if the intention was for the player to pick out the beds when u start playing.
Also when using a mod called More Decorative Slots for Maxis Furniture, the Armoire component (LdDarcy_MaxisMoreDecoSlot_Armoire) causes the game to crash when loading the Lazuli Family.

Hi, sorry for getting to this late, I will fix the hex asap! For the roomies thing, they should all be in their apartment, so it sounds like bad luck.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#61 Old 24th Oct 2022 at 12:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwinCrows
Simsample did have the solution on page 1! But it can be very difficult to apply if you're not super technical... So I've uploaded my adjusted .package file for anybody having trouble. Hope it works for you & enjoy! (Remember to delete your NeighborhoodManager.package file to reset your cache)
https://mega.nz/file/DqQmXAbB#b2Jj0...nVWB19HB3n3g5Rk

I was about to post the fix, but it looks like you got the hang of it, do you mind if I post this as part of a new update?
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