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New Pleasantview! - A CC-free makeover of Pleasantview

by redandvidya Posted 23rd Apr 2020 at 1:07 PM - Updated 16th Nov 2020 at 12:53 AM by redandvidya
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UPDATE: Added Subhoods & Downtowns :3

READ THIS!:

A lot has happened in 25 years, but some new faces in town are stirring up rivalries and creating tension for the once happy families. Can anything be done to get the neighborhood feeling good again?

Welcome to New Pleasantview!

I tried (again) to makeover Pleasantview, and I'm super glad how it came out! I tried my best to keep the original feel of most of the lots, while now using items from much later expansion packs. All of the premade sims now have new hair, makeup, and clothing. However, all of their memories, genetics, and faces are now untouched. This is just my interpretation of a New Pleasantview! - hence the name. I've also made some lovely new HQ storytelling cover photos for each family to go along with it. These will show up in your game, if you click the storytelling icon in neighborhood view. These are based on meetmetotheriver's new, rereleased clean templates, and this was created without subhoods or the maxis townies. (Thanks, meetme!)

Requirements:

This hood was made with the Ultimate Collection in mind. Therefore, for this hood to work, you must have ALL EPs & SPs or the Ultimate Collection on Origin. You can try it with only all EPs, but there will definitely be some missing objects / clothes.

Recommended Mods:

Basically all of the No Corruption Mods, linked here, which help turn your game into something that's actually playable. For New Pleasantview specifically, I recommend disabling the stealth hoods, as they add on to bloat and they aren't intended to be part of this hood



Enjoy!!!

Additional Credits:
@ara-fusilli​ on tumblr, who did a lot of the testing and gave me some wonderful advice on the hood; @eddysims​ on tumblr using his tutorials and advice, my photoshoots got a LOT better, @meetmetotheriver​ on tumblr, because I used her wonderful clean rereleased hoods as a base, and all of my 300+ simblr followers for sticking with me even when I wasn?t able to put out any content due to obligations. I love you all!!!

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 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
[redandvidya] NPV1 - Subhood.7z

Size: 18.43 MB · Downloads: 514 · 16th Nov 2020
18.43 MB 514 16th Nov 2020
[redandvidya] NPV1 - Downtown.7z

Size: 18.43 MB · Downloads: 409 · 16th Nov 2020
18.43 MB 409 16th Nov 2020
[redandvidya] New Pleasantview v1.2.7z

Size: 18.44 MB · Downloads: 3,479 · 30th Sep 2020
18.44 MB 3,479 30th Sep 2020
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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THANKS POST
#26 Old 17th Nov 2020 at 5:47 AM
Wow, that's amazing! But i have just one small question about it, which is: does it comes with the scripted events from the original Pleasantview?
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#27 Old 19th Nov 2020 at 1:41 AM
Thanks, this looks awesome! Just one question though, I'm not great at the installations sometimes. Where do you put the subhoods? Is it in Neighbourhoods or somewhere else?
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THANKS POST
#28 Old 5th Dec 2020 at 7:21 AM
Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for. You did nice makeovers but didn't change too much from the original.
I have only one issue. I found out that there are quite a few unfinished things like floors and wall paint in some rooms and also some beds are missing. But those are really easy to fix. :-)
Test Subject
#29 Old 5th Dec 2020 at 7:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Peter Molinari
Wow, that's amazing! But i have just one small question about it, which is: does it comes with the scripted events from the original Pleasantview?

There are scripted events mostly. First two pop ups in Don Lothario's place weren't showing but if you know what to do it will catch up.
Test Subject
#30 Old 5th Dec 2020 at 7:34 AM
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Originally Posted by DukeHugh
Thanks, this looks awesome! Just one question though, I'm not great at the installations sometimes. Where do you put the subhoods? Is it in Neighbourhoods or somewhere else?

The Subhoods go to OFB like that (Downtown will be the same but into Night life folder):
The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\The Sims 2 Open For Business\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate
Mad Poster
#31 Old 22nd Dec 2020 at 3:02 PM
You said disable the stealth hoods; I thought Talia's hoods already did that?

Namaste... or "go"
Field Researcher
#32 Old 8th Mar 2021 at 11:52 AM
This looks amazing! Could you please share which default replacement skin, eyes, make-up, facial/brows and hair you use? I love how maxis-match but "fresh" your character portraits look.
Test Subject
#33 Old 24th Apr 2021 at 9:29 PM
This is BEAUTIFUL! I do have some "clone" issues, though. I'll have a Sim do a walkby, get greeted by resident Sim, then when Sim neighbours come to welcome the family to the hood, that same Sim will show up. So far I've had two Darren Dreamers, two Jennifer Burbs, and two Dirk Dreamers (one came home with Lilith, one showed up)
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