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Welcome To Retroville! A FULL Neighborhood Themed Set*Now with B&W cars!*

by The Mod Squad Posted 25th Jul 2005 at 2:19 PM - Updated 29th May 2008 at 9:09 AM by MTS2Staff : Fixed inline image
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

Welcome To Retroville......

Submerse your sims in the olden days with this completely Black and White world before you. Created to remind us of that warm feeling of 1950's Americana, this set includes everything you need to create a TV-Land neighborhood. Every aspect (within the moddable world) has been created to allow you to create a full Retroville neighborhood.

This set is being presented to you from the MTS2 Community and a group of incredibly talented modders, meshers, and members. We have worked very hard together over the past weeks to bring you something truly unique for your gaming pleasure. We hope you enjoy this new world.

Members of The Mod Squad: LyricLee, Faylen, CynicalChick, DBCAB, TKDJunkie, JWoods, Boblishman, Numenor, xanathon, Bink13y, just_kathy, faeriegurl, anonymous, besen

*A special thank you to DameSporkalot for her I Love Lucy sim that can be found in the forums as one of our Retroville teasers. Thanks as well to all of the staff and the members of chat for their ears and eyes and ideas for this set. Thank you all.*

We began this project privately and hope to be able to bring you more sets in the future just like this one... This is a community effort. And what we hope to accomplish from this, is inspiration to new creators to make new and unique additions to this well as future sets.... So anyone who wishes to create pieces for this set, please do so, and feel welcome to note in your post title that your items are add-ons to the Retroville Set and a link back to here...... Have fun with it!


For those of you who have seen the movie "Pleasantville" You will recognize where some of our inspiration came from. Some of our items on this thread show just a small splash of color as happened in the film. This also makes the Black and White stand out even more dramatically..... Other inspirations were the TV sit-coms from the 1950's such as Leave it to Beaver, and Ozzie and Harriet. We tried to encompass all genres from the 50's and 60's

For those of you with a high speed connection-Please take note of post #12 which contains all of the items in one compressed file per room-for speedy download

*****Please take note that most of the new meshes specially designed for the Retroville set also include a color texture as well as the black and white one. Which means all of these items are versatile. As well, the new meshes you see are all within the confines of the poly ranges listed by maxis and have been tested in game. In addition these should all be both original and university capable. You should not need the EP for any pieces unless noted in the posts.

*****You'll all notice the file names for this set do not necessarily match eachother. That is because we formed an idea together and worked both as a group and independantly. But You'll also see that each post has an itemized list of the content in the downloads. The order of the list matches the order of the downloads So you can easily find any specific items you want.

*****You'll also notice that there may be repeats of certain Maxis items. Each one should be a varying shade of grey, however if you feel you dont want two grey toilets, you can easily remove one from your downloads folder after you install.

*****Also, the files here are a mix of both WinZIP and WinRAR files. We will not be changing these over. If you need an extracting program please go to and download WinRar. It also unzips zip files as well and then you will be good to go. The files have been presented here in smaller packages, so that those on slower connections may download as they like and those on high speed connections will have no problems downloading many small files.

*****You need CEP installed in order for recolors to show up in your game. You can download CEP from here*****

******Redistribution Notes******

You can redistribute this material with proper credits as long as NOTHING from this set or recolors of new meshes from this set go on to any PAY SITES....This set was presented free and it shall always be free, as should all recolors of any items as well.

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
Warning! There are no files attached to this upload. If this is a "group project" or multi-part upload please check the comments for more files.
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
#401 Old 13th Feb 2006 at 1:53 AM
:gonemad: :gonemad,
This is fantastik....Hats off to all of you :salute:
#402 Old 16th Feb 2006 at 9:04 AM
wow.. thats great thank you
#403 Old 17th Feb 2006 at 4:44 AM
The Coolest thing since sliced bread. Brings back the good ol' days of t.v.
#404 Old 21st Feb 2006 at 4:59 PM
Bates Motel
I am having an issue with the Bates Motel download. When I try to place it in my community, there are five or six flashing blue areas in the lot.

Is there a tree mesh, or something similar which needs to be installed?

(yes, I've tried pulling the file down again and reinstalling it. I have all EPs, up to date)

Thank you!
Test Subject
#405 Old 22nd Feb 2006 at 3:34 AM
holy should have seen how far my jaw dropped when i started looking at the pics of these and reading about it...what an amazing and fun idea! i can't wait to play with it all!!!

Test Subject
#406 Old 24th Feb 2006 at 5:17 PM
Hey you guys, I just wanna say thanks a bunch, I know you all have spent time and effort to create these things. I want to say thank you on behalf of me and everyone else, even those that didnt say thanks. This is really nice.
Test Subject
#407 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 8:30 PM Last edited by blonde_nyc : 27th Feb 2006 at 8:34 PM. Reason: lol spelling error this is truely amazing!!! thank you for having the quicker download files it makes life way easier!!!!
Test Subject
#408 Old 1st Mar 2006 at 2:41 AM
one word.... daaaaaaaaaaaaamn
Test Subject
#409 Old 1st Mar 2006 at 2:41 AM
oh yeah... thanks
Test Subject
#410 Old 3rd Mar 2006 at 6:58 AM
Bate's Motel

I am having the same problem as Xyrra above. The flashing also occurs on the other Retroville lots I've downloaded.
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#411 Old 10th Mar 2006 at 5:26 AM
IN the neighborhood view the custom trees will flash blue- its a CEP issue... in the lot they shouldnt

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Test Subject
#412 Old 10th Mar 2006 at 10:38 PM
wow very cool, cant wait to use them in my sims game, thanks everyone, this is all amazing
Test Subject
#413 Old 16th Mar 2006 at 2:05 AM
EVERYTHING IS SOOOO ADORABLE!! it totallty reminds me of "Pleasantville" andd the weird thing is i just watched it in school lol

great job

Field Researcher
#414 Old 19th Mar 2006 at 2:13 PM
This is definately the best themed set that I have ever seen; it's just brilliant.
Lab Assistant
#415 Old 24th Mar 2006 at 10:37 PM
I love this!I give this themed set 2 thumbs up!
Test Subject
#416 Old 26th Mar 2006 at 4:09 PM
Default Help!
I can't download it! Every time I click the links in Post 12, it says: Website Not Responding And whenever I try to reload, LIKE IT SAYS, It doesn't do ANYTHING!!! :down: I WANT THIS STUFF SO BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :skull:
#417 Old 27th Mar 2006 at 9:50 PM Last edited by MIWHALKI : 27th Mar 2006 at 9:52 PM. Reason: responding to nick
I just finished dl em all

I got em just fine...sometimes u need to refresh or sometimes when u try to dl more than 2 at a time ull get a message.
Test Subject
#418 Old 7th Apr 2006 at 11:33 PM
Default Oh NO !!
What happened to the files? Am I too late ?
The ModFather
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#419 Old 8th Apr 2006 at 10:23 PM
The warning says "No downloads here. Check the rest of the thread for possible files."
The "rest" of the thread starts from the first page...

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)

I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
#420 Old 16th Apr 2006 at 8:41 PM
Originally Posted by The Mod Squad

Here are the original Maxis 5 eye colors converted to greyscale. We fixed an issue with the thumbnails and here they are for you to customize your simmies...enjoy*****

skins coming soon

will the eye colors overwrite the xis ones or will they show up like other custom eyes?
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#421 Old 19th Apr 2006 at 5:38 AM
They are custom eye colors- not defaults

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Test Subject
#422 Old 20th Apr 2006 at 10:21 AM
are there any cars?
Field Researcher
#423 Old 22nd Apr 2006 at 9:09 AM
hmmm... I was looking for the cars too :shrug:

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do !!
Test Subject
#424 Old 23rd Apr 2006 at 10:46 AM Last edited by lolovolley : 29th Apr 2006 at 9:56 PM. Reason: Got the dowload, can't get it to run in game
I don't know how to find any of the stuff in my game. I downloaded it all into the downloads folder but I created a subfolder for only retroville stuff. Can I not do that and still find it in the game? I can't find the houses or community lots or anything. Please help!
Test Subject
#425 Old 30th Apr 2006 at 7:42 PM
Can someone please help me I haven't had a reply and I have had this here for at least a week. I really would like to try retroville seeing as how I have heard only good things about it. I would appreciate anyone's reply. Thank you

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