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Pleasantview with Tutorial Joe and Jane

by zachjohnunlimited Posted 18th Apr 2022 at 3:08 AM - Updated 20th Aug 2022 at 5:23 PM by zachjohnunlimited
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After finding you that Tutorial Joe is the child of Bob and Betty; I have always felt that Joe and Jane should be residents of Pleasantview. So I did just that. This is meetme2theriver's clean Pleasantview (with townies) with Tutorial Joe Sim and Tutorial Jane Sim (called Joe Newbie and Jane Newbie in this hood) from the sims 2 tutorial as a bin family.

Version Compatibly
All versions of this hood were made with the Ultimate Collection so I believe that you need Mansion & Garden Stuff to use it.

Important things to note
*Joe and Jane don't have their lifetime wants and turn ons and turn offs set so they will be random.
*I gave Joe and Jane proper memories just like the maxis premade.
*I set the family ties for Joe and Jane so they are related to Brandi.
*Joe and Jane do have relationships with the members of the Broke family
*Joe and Jane have proper recessive genes.
*Brandi does have the memories and Joe joining the family and Joe aging up.
*Joe is friends with Daniel.
*Jane's parents are in the family tree.

Update 1
*Jane's recessive genes didn't save for some reason. I fixed this.
*Changed Joe's recessive genes to make more sense.

If you have already started playing this hood, then you can change the recessive genes yourself. If you don't know how to do that then you can follow this guide. (One thing the guide does not say is that for recessive skintones you change the SkintoneRange number but not the Skintone number.)
http://www.lothere.com/verso/page/29
(Select the link and click "go to http://www.lothere.com/verso/page/29")

Joe's recessive genes
brown eyes
black hair
tan (skintone 2)

Jane's recessive genes
dark blue eyes
brown hair
dark (skintone 4)

Update 2
*Jane's parents are no longer set as townies and now they are in the same category as the dead premades.
*Brandi now has memories of Joe getting engaged and married.
*Dustin now has a memory of Joe getting married.

Added a 2nd version called the no Bella version.
This version also makes Bella actually be missing the exact same way as my "Clean Pleasantview without Bella Goth".

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you want to reintroduce Bella at some point while playing this hood, then don't try to resurrect her in game. You would need to go into SimPE and delete her death token.

Update 3
Added a shopping district version for the regular and no Bella versions for people that play uberhoods.

Update 4
*Changed Peggy and Roger's appearance so now it matches their appearance in the tutorial.
*Joe and Jane's interest now match their interest in the tutorial.
*Fixed an issue where Joe and Jane did not have a one true hobby.
*All of Joe and Jane's outfits now match their outfits in the tutorial.
*I originally had it so that Joe and Daniel met while Daniel was a teen, however I realized this makes no sense since Daniel is way older then Joe. I fixed this plot hole.

Update 5
*I just realized that mod the sims bugged out and didn't update the no Bella main hood version to the newest update. This should now hopefully be fixed.
*Joe and Jane now start with some skills.
*Fixed a couple of very minor oversites that I made.

Update 6
*Both subhood versions now have unique filenames which fixes an issue where the subhood versions would not show up in game.

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

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Pleasantview with Joe and Jane + no Bella Subhoob.rar | no bella shopping district version

Size: 43.21 MB · Downloads: 84 · 9th Jul 2022
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Pleasantview with Joe and Jane Subhood.rar | regular shopping district version

Size: 43.21 MB · Downloads: 137 · 9th Jul 2022
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Pleasantview with Joe and Jane + no Bella Main.rar | no bella main hood version

Size: 43.21 MB · Downloads: 154 · 30th Jun 2022
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Mad Poster
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#2 Old 18th Apr 2022 at 6:22 PM
Have to try it. Expect a funny, quick play.
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 18th Apr 2022 at 6:48 PM
Thank you
Test Subject
#4 Old 20th Apr 2022 at 1:47 AM
Yes! wanted this for a long time!
Mad Poster
#5 Old 20th Apr 2022 at 5:46 PM
As usual, I can't do anything quick. Rebuilt Pleasant & Goth houses - for the umptieth time. Actually, I like waiting till everyone is asleep then putting them in the yard. ..along with anything I will keep for the new house...windows, that dang piano, etc. Sometimes I just need to move a few walls for better navigation, sometimes the house gets totally demolished. And THAT process gives me more than enough money to rebuild! And silly sims never notice, or wonder where the best toilet is.

Stand up, speak out. Just not to me..
Test Subject
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#6 Old 22nd Apr 2022 at 3:26 AM
I put this in my game before the update came out with no Bella (thank you btw!). So I just gave Bella "I am Dead" token via SimPe, does that work?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#7 Old 22nd Apr 2022 at 3:52 AM Last edited by zachjohnunlimited : 22nd Apr 2022 at 7:12 AM.
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Originally Posted by RachieTheSim
I put this in my game before the update came out with no Bella (thank you btw!). So I just gave Bella "I am Dead" token via SimPe, does that work?


Giving Bella the "I am Dead" token should work since the token makes the game treat Bella as if she is dead. But if Bella still appears in your hood then you should edit Bella to not be a townie. To make Bella not be a townie you first change her Family Instance number to 0x0000. Next you click the Family Information (FAMI) button in the resource tree, then click on the 2nd to last family Information FAMI (it will have the name Townies), and finally remove Bella from the list called Family Members (She is at the bottom of the list) .
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 24th Apr 2022 at 11:55 PM
Can any of the dead ancestors be resurrected in either version? Thanks, this is so cool!
Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 26th Apr 2022 at 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Airazor65
Can any of the dead ancestors be resurrected in either version? Thanks, this is so cool!


All of the dead ancestors can be resurrected without causing corruption.

This uses meetmetotheriver's clean Pleasantview which restores all of the dead ancestor's character data. For Jane's parents they were created in CAS and then flagged as dead in SimPE so they have all of their character data.
Forum Resident
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#10 Old 27th Apr 2022 at 9:47 AM
Darn, I've already added my pleasantview to my uberhood. Do you have a subhood that is just these two? Or even just their extracted selves, maybe? I'd love to add them as relatives of the Brokes!
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 27th Apr 2022 at 9:55 PM
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Originally Posted by didyouevenmakeasound
Darn, I've already added my pleasantview to my uberhood. Do you have a subhood that is just these two? Or even just their extracted selves, maybe? I'd love to add them as relatives of the Brokes!

You can extract Joe and Jane from the tutorial hood using SimPE and BodyShop.
Here is a link to a tutorial on how to do that.
https://www.thesimswiki.com/wiki/Ga...of_in-game_Sims

I will also upload a subhood version of this hood, but I can't do that right now because I am currently not home.
Test Subject
#12 Old 25th May 2022 at 2:33 PM
This looks great! Is it for Base Game? I have Super Collection and it doesn't appear to be showing up for me when I launch the game.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#13 Old 1st Jun 2022 at 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by emmaclmitchell
This looks great! Is it for Base Game? I have Super Collection and it doesn't appear to be showing up for me when I launch the game.


I tried to make it base game compatible, however I made this with the Ultimate Collection so I think you need Mansion and Garden stuff to use it.
Test Subject
#14 Old 14th Jun 2022 at 4:05 PM
Why do the subhoods read the same as the main hoods? They all appear as N001.
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 17th Jun 2022 at 4:06 AM
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Originally Posted by algerth
Why do the subhoods read the same as the main hoods? They all appear as N001.


I just didn't rename the subhoods. If the subhoods having the same filename as the main hoods causes an issue then you can use bulk rename utility to rename the subhoods yourself.
Mad Poster
#16 Old 17th Jun 2022 at 7:28 PM
Sooo "This version was remade from scratch using the disk version so the hood should now be base game compatible. "
Does that ^ mean it no-longer is based on Tarlia's clean hood?

I'm confused... I want Tarlia/MeetMe's clean hood, with your townies, Jane and Joe, and a properly missing Bella. Did I miss it?

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#17 Old 20th Jun 2022 at 6:50 PM
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Originally Posted by CatherineTCJD
Sooo "This version was remade from scratch using the disk version so the hood should now be base game compatible. "
Does that ^ mean it no-longer is based on Tarlia's clean hood?

I'm confused... I want Tarlia/MeetMe's clean hood, with your townies, Jane and Joe, and a properly missing Bella. Did I miss it?


The current version still uses MeetMe's clean Pleasantview.
What I meant by that statement is that I redid the process of adding Joe and Jane to the hood, but the hood is still based on the clean Pleasantview template.
Mad Poster
#18 Old 21st Jun 2022 at 12:00 AM
OK. Thanks.

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Catherine's MOUSE ~ Up/Recycled Jewelry
and Vintage Stuffeths
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#19 Old 21st Jul 2022 at 4:30 PM
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Originally Posted by zachjohnunlimited
I tried to make it base game compatible, however I made this with the Ultimate Collection so I think you need Mansion and Garden stuff to use it.


Ahhh sad times!
Test Subject
#20 Old 24th Jul 2022 at 3:41 AM Last edited by Kat Attack : 25th Jul 2022 at 6:54 PM.
Question, does this use MeetMe's original 2011 LiveJournal uploads of her clean neighborhoods, or does this use her updated and much more recent "Fixed Dead" rereleases of her clean neighborhoods from Tumblr?

Edit: Reason I ask is because I love this idea, but I would only want to use this if it's made with the most recent rerelease of MeetMe's clean Pleasantview and not the old one, as I'm otherwise using her rereleases and not the original 2011 releases.

Edit 2: After reading the description a bit more carefully, the clarification of this being her clean Pleasantview with Townies makes it apparent this uses her 2011 clean hoods. Darn. This is still a really sweet idea though!
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#21 Old 27th Jul 2022 at 3:47 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kat Attack
Question, does this use MeetMe's original 2011 LiveJournal uploads of her clean neighborhoods, or does this use her updated and much more recent "Fixed Dead" rereleases of her clean neighborhoods from Tumblr?

Edit: Reason I ask is because I love this idea, but I would only want to use this if it's made with the most recent rerelease of MeetMe's clean Pleasantview and not the old one, as I'm otherwise using her rereleases and not the original 2011 releases.

Edit 2: After reading the description a bit more carefully, the clarification of this being her clean Pleasantview with Townies makes it apparent this uses her 2011 clean hoods. Darn. This is still a really sweet idea though!


No this does use the most recent version of the clean template. For some reason her clean Pleasantview is the only one that includes the Maxis townies and NPCs.
Test Subject
#22 Old 28th Jul 2022 at 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by zachjohnunlimited
No this does use the most recent version of the clean template. For some reason her clean Pleasantview is the only one that includes the Maxis townies and NPCs.


Oh, you're right, my bad! I was using the version without townies, and since the other main hoods don't come with townies, I guess I just assumed that the Pleasantview clean hood I was using already must have also not used townies by default. Well, time to install yours with Jane and Joe, thanks for clarifying!

Edit: If I had to guess, her rereleases probably exclude townies either for the sake of convenience of not having to clean them all up, orrrrrr so they can more safely be used with mods like Pescado's antiredundancy and notownieregen mods.