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Mission State University - no CC.

by aelflaed Posted 20th Mar 2019 at 12:19 AM - Updated 20th Mar 2019 at 8:42 PM by aelflaed
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Mission U - A University Template
by Aelflaed

Mission U provides a full, state-funded, education for all tertiary students. With a variety of accommodations and modernized faculty buildings, plus a selection of local merchants and entertainment venues, everything you need is on campus. Tucked away under the mountains, some say the seclusion helps them to study. Others just want to party!



The site began as a nineteenth-century mission, taken over by the State Education Department in the early twentieth century. The oldest residence, Gamma House, dates from the 1920's, and there was something of a building surge in the 70's - but there has never been a lot of grant money, so the campus has evolved gradually, and the buildings are fairly modest. There is a coast road linking up with the city, but the college is rather isolated otherwise.

My aim was to create a compact campus with a small-town feeling, neither too modern nor too ancient, not flashy but serviceable. The map was created by me. If you want the sc4 for your own editing purposes, it is attached as a separate download.

This neighbourhood is UMAE.
To install, place the UMAE folder into University Life/EP1/TSData/Res/NeighborhoodTemplates. Mission U will then be available to add to any of your primary neighborhoods.

All lots should be viewable without a camera mod. Although I didn't test specifically, this is a compact town, set in the centre of the map.

Created in AnyGameStarter using all EPs and SPs. No Custom Content required. Contains no playables or townies. All lots have been tested extensively in a separate environment.



All lots have flat edges, except for the secret lot. All lots should have a pool tile (often concealed under something) to enable water-shader mods. You may see fog in odd places (coming off the water) during cold weather.

Every lot has toilet facilities and some source of food. Bushes and flowers in need of care should be accessible. There is space to add more lots if you wish.

There is only one cash register per lot, even where there are multiple shops, to prevent excess NPC creation. Feel free to add more registers if you want them.



Warning:
A number of the lots in this hood have been altered using Mootilda's LotAdjuster. If a lot has walls closer than two tiles from the edge of the lot (the rental housing, for example), these walls should not be deleted, as the game will not let you rebuild in the same place. If you want to alter the roof or walls on a shrunk lot, you will need to use the LotAdjuster to do so. Make a copy of the unaltered lot before beginning, in case something goes wrong.
Repainting is not affected, so decorate as much as you like.

There are 25 lots in the hood:
- 3 dorms,
- 8 mini houses to rent,
- 2 larger rentals suitable for Greek Houses,
- 11 community lots, including faculty buildings and other venues,
- a secret society.


Courtyard Dorm - 2x3 - map ref 4.
Balcony Dorm - 3x2 - map ref 14.
Terrace Dorm - 3x2 - map ref 19.

Studio Singles - 1x1 - map ref 2.
Studio Doubles - 1x1 - map ref 10.
Student Townhouses - 1x1 - map ref 16.

Gamma House- 2x2 - map ref 9.
Alpha House - 2x2 - map ref 15.

Faculty of Arts - 3x2 - map ref 6.
Faculty of Sciences - 3x2 - map ref 11.
Faculty of Fine Arts and Music - 3x2 - map ref 13.

Bowling Arcade - 3x1 - map ref 1.
Uni Pub - 2x3 - map ref 3.
Student Services - 3x2 - map ref 5.
Library - 2x3 - map ref 7.
Sports Centre - 3x3 - map ref 8.
Quad - 3x3 - map ref 12.
Shopping Strip - 2x1 - map ref 17.
Boutique & Cafe - 1x2 - map ref 18.

If you need to make any changes to the secret lot, use this cheat: loadlot "The Clubhouse"

Full lot descriptions and images are in Comments. Note - some pictures were taken in the test environment, so you will see occasional evidence of live sims - fear not! The version uploaded here is clean and empty, ready for you to generate your own dormies.

Thanks to Chris Hatch and Numenor, for the AnyGameStarter, and for troubleshooting some issues with the hood. Many thanks to Mootilda, for providing clear instructions on making hood templates, and for her numerous essential programs, including LotAdjuster, LotCompressor and HoodReplace - all of which have been used extensively in making Mission U!

EDIT: Many apologies to early downloaders - I had attached a neighborhood file with additional wording in the folder name. If you have that file, just remove the extra words, so it is called "UMAE'. I have replaced the download file, so it should be fine now.

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
UMAE-Final-FolderNameFixed.7z

Size: 6.88 MB · Downloads: 9,335 · 20th Mar 2019
6.88 MB 9,335 20th Mar 2019
AE-CollegeCorner sc4.7z

Size: 789.7 KB · Downloads: 4,960 · 20th Mar 2019
789.7 KB 4,960 20th Mar 2019
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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Alchemist
THANKS POST
Original Poster
#51 Old 24th Mar 2019 at 9:13 PM
Thank for your kind comments, everyone. I'm glad it is working properly now!
Test Subject
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#52 Old 25th Mar 2019 at 12:34 AM
I don't know which file to download (for the first time) "AE-CollegeCorner sc4.7z" or "UMAE-Final-FolderNameFixed.7z"
Alchemist
Original Poster
#53 Old 25th Mar 2019 at 10:53 AM
College Corner.sc4 is just the map, undecorated and empty. UMAE is the full Subhood, so if you want the whole university, that’s the one.

The sc4 file is not needed to play the university. It is included as a bonus, since I made it myself, and someone was bound to ask for it sooner or later. If you like my terrain and road layout, you can use the sc4 to build your own custom neighbourhood.
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#54 Old 25th Mar 2019 at 1:27 PM
This is fantastic. Great attention to detail, and so well thought out. I need a new university, and really didn't want to start any new projects. Perfect timing.
Test Subject
#55 Old 25th Mar 2019 at 7:36 PM
I've been playing this uni for a few days, and I absolutely love it. The only problem is that the Faculty of sciences building crashes my game while on the loading screen. I'm fine with not playing that lot, but thought that you should know in case anyone else has the same problem
Alchemist
Original Poster
#56 Old 25th Mar 2019 at 8:11 PM
@Morbidmuch, no one else has reported that so far. Thanks for letting me know.

I don't know what the problem could be, as there is no CC. Do you have all EPs and SPs? Did the crash happen more than once?
Test Subject
#57 Old 25th Mar 2019 at 9:09 PM
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Originally Posted by aelflaed
@Morbidmuch, no one else has reported that so far. Thanks for letting me know.

I don't know what the problem could be, as there is no CC. Do you have all EPs and SPs? Did the crash happen more than once?


I have the ultimate collection, and it crashes everytime I try to load it.
Alchemist
Original Poster
#58 Old 26th Mar 2019 at 1:40 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Morbidmuch
I have the ultimate collection, and it crashes everytime I try to load it.


So do I, and I have had no trouble. Well, I wouldn't, would I? So UC is not the issue.

General shout to anyone looking - is this a general problem, or something specific to Morbidmuch? Anyone else seeing this crash? Anyone got any suggestions?

My functional time for today has been used up, so my brain is full of fog... Maybe something will occur to me later.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#59 Old 5th Apr 2019 at 10:50 PM
This is such a lovely little university, and thank you for including the sc4 because I know I will be adding some roads to the university eventually (as the town grows). I can't wait to play in university again :D
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#60 Old 29th May 2019 at 3:33 PM
Looks like a nice compact Uni, and very playable.
Test Subject
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#61 Old 10th Jun 2019 at 8:03 AM
Where am I to find 'University Life/EP1/TSData/Res/NeighborhoodTemplates'?

This is the first neighborhood I've installed, and I'm not sure how to do it in Win 10.
Test Subject
#62 Old 10th Jun 2019 at 6:37 PM
Yeah, @aelflaed I must be doing something wrong... I'm in '\steamapps\common\The Sims 3' and I'm seeing the EP1-EP11 and SP1-SP9, as well as 'Game' and 'GameData' but after searching the root /The Sims 3' folder, I'm not seeing 'NeighborhoodTemplates' anywhere.

Is there a different way of installing if the game is through Steam? I really can't wait to start trying this hood out!
Alchemist
Original Poster
#63 Old 11th Jun 2019 at 8:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by UncleDuckjob
Yeah, @aelflaed I must be doing something wrong... I'm in '\steamapps\common\The Sims 3' and I'm seeing the EP1-EP11 and SP1-SP9, as well as 'Game' and 'GameData' but after searching the root /The Sims 3' folder, I'm not seeing 'NeighborhoodTemplates' anywhere.

Is there a different way of installing if the game is through Steam? I really can't wait to start trying this hood out!


This is a Sims 2 download, and it looks to me like you are trying to install it in Sims 3. If so, it isn't going to work, sorry.

If that's not the case, let me know and I will troubleshoot further. I'm glad you liked it enough to try for your first hood install, anyway.
Test Subject
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#64 Old 11th Jun 2019 at 8:17 PM
Oh son of a... I thought I had it set to only show Sims 3 content.

Man, bummer... I really would love this in my game. I hate how far apart and poorly laid out the Sims 3 Uni is.

Oh well, still going to say thanks for all your hard work! You did an amazing job and you should be proud of yourself.
Alchemist
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Original Poster
#65 Old 12th Jun 2019 at 5:31 AM
Sorry I couldn't make it work for you!
Test Subject
#66 Old 23rd Jun 2019 at 6:45 PM
This looks AMAZING. Can we dumb it down for an utter simpleton, though? :oD I am on a Mac. I do not have a "university life" option in my neighbourhoods. Where do I put it? Also, do I just dump the whole kit and caboodle as is, or do I have to change anything, even though it's been "fixed"?

Halp?
Alchemist
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#67 Old 24th Jun 2019 at 7:31 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Desmei
This looks AMAZING. Can we dumb it down for an utter simpleton, though? :oD I am on a Mac. I do not have a "university life" option in my neighbourhoods. Where do I put it? Also, do I just dump the whole kit and caboodle as is, or do I have to change anything, even though it's been "fixed"?

Halp?


I’ll try.

The file is stand-alone, nothing should need altering except to unzip and put it where your game can find it.
I am not familiar with Macs, so perhaps the file path is different? Also, my file path is for a UC installation, if you are working from discs it will be somewhat different.
I believe Mac users don’t get access to all the EPs and SPs. Do you have University in your game at all? Assuming you do, but checking in case the problem is that fundamental...
Test Subject
#68 Old 30th Jun 2019 at 8:42 PM
I am going off of discs, and I do have University.
Alchemist
Original Poster
#69 Old 1st Jul 2019 at 10:26 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Desmei
I am going off of discs, and I do have University.

Okay, that’s a bit more info. The hood was made using the Ultimate Collection, which means a full set of EPs. If you don’t have the full set, the file may not work for you. Or it may work, with some items missing from lots.
A disc installation will have a different file path. It shouldn’t be too hard to discover what that should be...race you to find out?
Alchemist
Original Poster
#70 Old 1st Jul 2019 at 10:45 AM
@Desmei, have a look at this thread, it may help you find where your install path is: http://modthesims.info/showthread.p...979#post4874979

If that doesn’t help, I suggest asking in the Sims2 discussion forum. There will be other Mac users who understand! Either the help section or the random questions, I suggest.
Test Subject
#71 Old 5th Jul 2019 at 2:01 AM
LOL Thanks for your hard work. I do not have the UC, so it wouldn't work for me anyway. Again, I appreciate you going the extra mile. I've been using a tiny house of yours for YEARS.
Alchemist
Original Poster
#72 Old 5th Jul 2019 at 10:12 AM
You’re welcome, sorry it was not solvable. I’m a bit sad that I can’t create houses anymore without high-level EPs, but that’s the way it is with the UC. All or nothing. And since I can’t use my discs anymore, UC if has to be!
Hope that old house of mine stands you in good stead for many years yet.
Test Subject
#73 Old 25th Sep 2019 at 8:54 PM
this uni looks absolutely gorgeous. however i cant get it to show up in game. i have UC, i put it in the correct folder, but when i want to add it to a neighbourhood it doesnt show up in the list of available unis. im not sure what ive done wrong
Alchemist
Original Poster
#74 Old 18th Oct 2019 at 1:00 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by julee92
this uni looks absolutely gorgeous. however i cant get it to show up in game.


Hi julee, sorry I haven't been around for a few weeks. Did you resolve this?
Test Subject
#75 Old 13th Nov 2019 at 10:13 AM
I have the same problem as julee, uni doesnt show up in the game. its in the correct folder and I dont know whats wrong. Hope you can help me because it looks great.
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