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Waterside

by George.English01 Posted 3rd Jul 2021 at 11:53 PM - Updated 21st Aug 2021 at 7:09 PM by George.English01
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For those interested in a subhood version, there will be one available soon. Along side a brand new revised "Waterside 2.0" that has a lot improved from the current version as there are so many things I wished I had done better. It might take a little time as I'm remaking the neighbourhood from scratch and improving thing like the lore and sims details that I messed up with the original version.

Update log:

.06/07/2021: Fixed various memories, relationships and other misc sim details

"Nestled along the bank of the great Simoleon river is the small town of Waterside. The neighbourhood was founded by Stanley Waters and Stanford Side in 1912 when both sought a luscious water side to build their bustling bean farms. However, both were shocked to discover the other had also settled on what they mistakenly believed to be their own land, and so the two competed in a multi-part multi-month competition of brains, brawn, and beans. The competition ended in a 50/50 tie, establishing the land as Waters & Side, which was later shortened to Waterside for ease of paperwork filing.

Today many sims move to Waterside as an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, but recently with romances from the past being upturned and a mysterious disappearance of one of the townsfolk. Can the residents of Waterside learn get along in peace or will the changing of the tide drive once happy families forever apart?"


Waterside has 11 playable families, 9 that are already moved in and 2 that are in the family bin. Each have their own storylines to play through much like the 3 base game neighbourhoods, all the premade sims have their own set of memories, family trees, relationships and other personal details such a biographies. There are around 67 lots, 50 unoccupied prebuilt homes, 3 empty residential lots, 5 community lots. There are four big storylines in the neighbourhood: The Don, Dina and Sarah love triangle, Connie Speck's missing husband, the rivalry between Akito Hill and Mateo Jackson and Chris Jackson and Melissa Moore's affair. These have all been set up so you can get the most out of the drama in Waterside.

Recommended play order of Waterside Families:

1) Garcia
2) Ross
3) Jackson
4) Moore
5) Davis
6) Hill
7) Speck
8) Ford
9) Baxter
Family Bin:
10) Roomies
11) Bros

In each sim's bio it has directions on what to do in each household to start them. Like the scripted events in the base game neighbourhoods.

This is a recreation of the lost maxis preview neighbourhood Waterside used in promotional material during the mid 2004 pre-release period it can be seen in the Sims 2 2004 Demo Walkthrough for E3 2004 by Will Wright and the Producer Walkthrough by Tim LeTourneau. Waterside is the neighbourhood that can be seen in the background of the sims 2 main menu and loading screen. It was originally thought that Waterside was going to be the 4th neighbourhood shipped with the release of the game but not too long before launch, Maxis decided to delete it. The only sims that are accurate to Waterside are the Baxter family, Sarah's brother, sister and father, Dina and an unnamed female sim. The rest of the families are my own except from Chris and Melissa who are from the sims 1.

Waterside doesn't need a camera mod to view the whole neighbourhood.

Demo Walkthrough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpItHVR9oa0&t=424s

Producer Walkthrough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h7cLEtSdlY

Unreleased Neighbourhoods SimsWiki: https://sims.fandom.com/wiki/Unreleased_neighborhoods

Waterside is a base game only neighbourhood there are two versions one that's populated and one that's unpopulated.

There's also two versions available for those of you who play Ultimate Collection

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
BG (Disc Only) with sims.rar

Size: 73.83 MB · Downloads: 363 · 4th Jul 2021
73.83 MB 363 4th Jul 2021
BG (Disc Only) without sims.rar

Size: 32.07 MB · Downloads: 76 · 4th Jul 2021
32.07 MB 76 4th Jul 2021
UC Compatible with sims.rar

Size: 88.79 MB · Downloads: 1,190 · 6th Jul 2021
88.79 MB 1,190 6th Jul 2021
UC Compatible without sims.rar

Size: 31.86 MB · Downloads: 143 · 5th Jul 2021
31.86 MB 143 5th Jul 2021
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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#26 Old 11th Jul 2021 at 11:54 PM
I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I really wanted to try this, but when I start up Waterside, there are only four families in town: Baxter, Davis, Moore, and Speck. The description said to play Garcia first, but I can't FIND Garcia or the other 7 families that are supposed to exist besides Baxter, Davis, Moore, and Speck.

I have TS2 on disc, and I have all the expansion packs but only the M&G stuff pack. I'm playing on Windows 8.1.

I downloaded the version of Waterside that's for disc WITH sims, and I combined the Sims 2 folder you gave me with the existing Sims 2 folder. This seems to have put the WTSD folder in Neighborhoods and combined the Storytelling folder with the files in the existing Storytelling folder in Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Storytelling, which I thought was what was supposed to happen.

What have I done wrong?

I made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes, The Sims ONE :-) -- which you can find at http://corylea.com/Sims%201%20Mods%20by%20Corylea.html
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#27 Old 12th Jul 2021 at 12:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corylea
I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I really wanted to try this, but when I start up Waterside, there are only four families in town: Baxter, Davis, Moore, and Speck. The description said to play Garcia first, but I can't FIND Garcia or the other 7 families that are supposed to exist besides Baxter, Davis, Moore, and Speck.

I have TS2 on disc, and I have all the expansion packs but only the M&G stuff pack. I'm playing on Windows 8.1.

I downloaded the version of Waterside that's for disc WITH sims, and I combined the Sims 2 folder you gave me with the existing Sims 2 folder. This seems to have put the WTSD folder in Neighborhoods and combined the Storytelling folder with the files in the existing Storytelling folder in Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Storytelling, which I thought was what was supposed to happen.

What have I done wrong?


I'm so sorry that you're having this problem. I'd suggest using the Ultimate Collection version and seeing if that one works better.
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#28 Old 12th Jul 2021 at 1:20 AM
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Originally Posted by George.English01
I'm so sorry that you're having this problem. I'd suggest using the Ultimate Collection version and seeing if that one works better.


Thanks for the suggestion! That does, indeed work better; I have all nine families now. I look forward to checking out your hard work.

I made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes, The Sims ONE :-) -- which you can find at http://corylea.com/Sims%201%20Mods%20by%20Corylea.html
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#29 Old 12th Jul 2021 at 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Corylea
Thanks for the suggestion! That does, indeed work better; I have all nine families now. I look forward to checking out your hard work.


Yay! I'm glad that works better!
Scholar
#30 Old 13th Jul 2021 at 3:34 AM
I played the Garcia family for awhile today. Mariana and Cruz both had low social, so I had them kiss each other. According to the game, this was their very first kiss, and the "First Kiss" animation played. Pretty amazing that they managed to have two children together without ever kissing. :-)

I made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes, The Sims ONE :-) -- which you can find at http://corylea.com/Sims%201%20Mods%20by%20Corylea.html
Scholar
#31 Old 13th Jul 2021 at 4:54 PM
Question -- I tend to micro-manage my families. Do I need to let them completely manage their own lives in order for whatever's supposed to happen to happen?

Thanks!

I made some mods for The Sims 1 -- yes, The Sims ONE :-) -- which you can find at http://corylea.com/Sims%201%20Mods%20by%20Corylea.html
Test Subject
#32 Old 4th Aug 2021 at 6:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Corylea
Question -- I tend to micro-manage my families. Do I need to let them completely manage their own lives in order for whatever's supposed to happen to happen?

Thanks!


you could try the story progession mod by lazyduchess, its in beta however
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#33 Old 7th Aug 2021 at 3:41 AM
How do I get just Dina in my game? I don't want all the neighbourhoods. Please help. Thanks.
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#34 Old 20th Aug 2021 at 10:26 AM
Hi are you going to make this into a subhoods version?
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#35 Old 20th Aug 2021 at 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Fearless Butterfly
Hi are you going to make this into a subhoods version?



Yes, there will be a shopping district version up for download soon. I'm currently making a "Waterside 2.0" of sorts and when that's done I'll upload the subhood version along side the updated base hood.
Instructor
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#36 Old 1st Oct 2021 at 3:02 PM
Can you just give me a separate Dina sim download? That is really the only Sim I want in my game. Please help me. Thanks.
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#37 Old 12th Oct 2021 at 10:54 AM
Please help me get just Dina. I really can't keep installing the neighbourhood just to get Dina in my sims. Come to think of it, if she is in the game, wouldn't she be in the sims directory where all the faces are? Please help me. I really just want DINA!
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#38 Old 19th Oct 2021 at 9:53 PM
Well, seems like I won't be able to get Dina here or anywhere else because all of your files are completely broken. You can't even open the rar which in my opinion, that is pretty sad. PLEASE FIX! THANK YOU.
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