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Ocean Shores - Neighborhood Terrain

by Duds Posted 11th May 2006 at 2:38 PM
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INSTALL INSTRUCTIONS:

Add all the unzipped files to the 'My Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/SC4Terrains' directory (folder).
The pictures will let you see an image in the neighborhood selection screen instead of the green line picture.
You can then choose Oceanshores.sc4 from the list when you create a custom neighbourhood.


INCREASING CAMERA OPTIONS FOR INCREASED VIEWING

To allow better camera angles, zooming and greater access to the edge of the terrain I recommend you check out this post out:
GunMod's Camera Mod 3.1
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=97642


BACKGROUND TO DESIGN

I have created a few terrains that have a distinct lack of flat ground because I find it more challenging to design my houses on sloped ground.

Jayhawk4Ever sent me a request for a terrain based on Naples where there was both a beach and a mountain feature. Using a little bit of artistic licence I created a bay with a penunisula either side trying to get the amalfi coast feel.

At least with this terrain your sims will get a view over their neighbours roof !

Now, the game defaults unfortunately do not allow you to build on decent sloped land.

Thus you might find you have the dreaded 'red coloured' no placement allowed when trying to place lots in this neighborhood. To gain access to more locations you need to adjust some settings.

Its helpful to backup the file first in case you mess things up.

To maximize the places available for lots you need to edit the Neighborhood.ini file.
To make it work in all your neighborhoods (i.e. expansion packs), you need to change the neighborhood.ini files

in the following directories, (if installed in default locations):
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Sys
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 University\TSData\Sys
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Nightlife\TSData\Sys
C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Open for Business\TSData\Sys

Open each neighborhood.ini file with notepad and look for the paragraph that begins with the words
[LotPlopTunables]
My setting at the end of the paragraph is:
MaxLotSlope=80.0

(the number is the angle of the slope allowed to build on)


And to stop the lot becoming too flat when created in the [SmoothingUnderNewLot] paragraph I have changed the value to:
SmoothingTalusAngle=35.0
(This will enable lots that have very changable slopes, and can make for very interesting house designs, however the novice designer might want to give this one a miss)
For an example see my 'Cliffside Retreat - On the Edge' lot, enabled by adjusting this value...
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=131878


Dont forget to save the changes after your done.


Boatnana’s post has a few more details of allowing lots to be placed on bigger slopes:
Change max slope value **Update Dec 14, 05**
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=47544


Click on 'Duds' in the creator details box or follow this link to to see my other uploads which includes some more terrains...
http://www.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=55313


All the best, and if you give decided to use this neighborhood then I hope it serves you well!


Happy Simming !


Feel free to distribute as you please, though would be nice to hear what you think of it, maybe even spare a moment to click on the thanks option



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