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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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The ModFather
retired moderator
#426 Old 1st May 2006 at 6:35 PM
As for the objects, you can safely put them in a subfolder within your Downloads folder, regardless the EPs you have installed.
For clothings, genetics and sims-related stuff, you can put them in a subfolder only if you have at least Nightlife installed. If you don't have it, put them either in the main Downloads folder or into the SavedSims folder.

But if you can't see any of the objects and clothings in your game, you probably have che custom content turned off. Read the "Game Help" forum about this subject.

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.
Field Researcher
#427 Old 6th May 2006 at 12:38 PM
Holy koi carp... That's a lot of stuff!
Top Secret Researcher
#428 Old 6th May 2006 at 10:54 PM
This project must have taken a while to complete and lot of effort! Congrats to the whole team and thank you for this galore of awesome stuff!

You will find my older and newest creations here
Test Subject
#429 Old 7th May 2006 at 12:14 AM
i cant download the file...there is no download button!
Lab Assistant
#430 Old 15th May 2006 at 12:08 AM
Wonderful Retroville Set... thank you for all the hard work!!!
Test Subject
#431 Old 15th May 2006 at 3:25 AM
Originally Posted by Regan66621
where exactly is the mesh for the coke cap???i mean where exactly in that site???

Living Rooms, Page 2, the set is called "Zimbardo"

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Test Subject
#432 Old 17th May 2006 at 7:59 PM
Wow ... This is absolutely amazing! Thanks for everything. I'll build my first own neighborhood ever - Retroville :-)
Test Subject
#433 Old 18th May 2006 at 10:13 PM
its gonna take a while 2 download but it still rocks
Lab Assistant
#434 Old 22nd May 2006 at 1:49 AM
My god, I missed this >.<
Shame on me!
Test Subject
#435 Old 26th May 2006 at 10:28 PM
One word says it all AWESOME! Thank you all for the great stuff
Lab Assistant
#436 Old 29th May 2006 at 3:05 AM
Okay, okay, I know that this was done for-freakin'- ever ago, but I just got around to peeking at it. Call me whatever you like on the subject, I've been called worse. on to the alocades!
You know, I would gush, but you guys know that you rock and kick big, stinky mod-butt, so what's left to say but "thank you?" Nothing' That's what!
Thank you guys for all of your wonderful work, your time, creativity, attention to detail, technical know-how, computer memory... there's more, I know it. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#437 Old 8th Jun 2006 at 2:48 AM
Aaaaugh! I want it! But I know if I download it my computer will crash! Dang it! Oh, well, maybe my hubby will update my computer for Christmas!
Test Subject
#438 Old 14th Jun 2006 at 11:12 PM
'Sniff' Beautiful, I think I'm going to cry, great job, and thanks

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Lab Assistant
#439 Old 20th Jun 2006 at 12:44 PM
these sets are really cool1 thanks for all the hard work guys!
Lab Assistant
#440 Old 20th Jun 2006 at 12:44 PM
these sets are really cool! thanks for all the hard work guys!
Test Subject
#441 Old 26th Jun 2006 at 1:05 PM
i simply love it! i love retro-things, the 50ies and 60ies and 70ies, and that's perfect for me! =)

I love Sweety Glitter & The Sweethearts - the boys rock!
Lab Assistant
#442 Old 26th Jun 2006 at 5:02 PM
One word:

great job guys! i'm almost speechless!

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Lab Assistant
#443 Old 7th Jul 2006 at 2:32 AM
More, more, more!

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Test Subject
#444 Old 12th Jul 2006 at 7:40 PM
I have a question: Are there some cars for the EP Nightlife? I just found some for the careers / gardeners etc. ...?!

I love Sweety Glitter & The Sweethearts - the boys rock!
The ModFather
retired moderator
#445 Old 12th Jul 2006 at 11:47 PM
The Retroville set has been released before the Nightlife was out: no NL objects in this set

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.
Field Researcher
#446 Old 14th Jul 2006 at 8:21 PM
:jaw: I really in truly this Retroville set!!!I am curious, where is the lucy Sim? I mean the link says that Damealot has removed this thread.

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Test Subject
#447 Old 17th Jul 2006 at 10:18 AM
Really great job! Now I can go download everything! Right after that 503 Service thing disappears...but I'm really excited! Thx!
Top Secret Researcher
#448 Old 21st Jul 2006 at 8:48 PM
You guys are amazing! What a team..thank you so much! :clap:
#449 Old 22nd Jul 2006 at 8:06 PM
This is most probebly the best thing to download on this site............YOU GUYS ARE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME that must of taken you a whole year to make wow this content really really really rocks WOW CONGRATULATIONS 300 out of 5 stars THIS IS THE BEST WOW I'm speechless.

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Test Subject
#450 Old 23rd Jul 2006 at 4:07 AM
you guys rip,thanx for putting in the hard work
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