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Terrain Mod: Country Roads For Grass Neighbourhoods

by Stev84 Posted 29th Dec 2006 at 8:53 PM - Updated 30th Apr 2007 at 2:06 PM by Stev84 : Added two matching floor files
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Update (01/04/2007): I added two more floors to cover the road in front of the house. The two I did before could only be used on some properties, because sometimes road tracks leaded in the wrong direction.

There is also a version of this mod, that replaces the dirt-terrain instead of the grass-terrain. You can find it here.


This mod changes the appearance of all roads in your grass neighbourhoods. The roads will look different in the neighbourhood view and also outside your property when you enter a house. This affects on ALL neighbourhoods which use the standard grass terrain. That means that even neighbourhoods you created before downloading this mod will look different. If you want the old roads back, just delete the .package-file [country-road-mod-for-grass-terrain.package] from your downloads folder and the usual asphalt roads will show up again.

This mod only automatically changes the road textures outside your properties. The road in front of your house will still have the usual asphalt texture. Therefore I made some matching floors which you can simple draw over the street. You have to enter the “moveobjects on”-cheat. (To open the cheat-window press the Ctrl-, Shift- and C- key simultaneously.)

I have tested this mod intensively and it works just fine with my game. However I am not responsible for any damage this mod could do to your game or computer.

Known problems

1. Driveways:
In some cases the driveways can’t be placed correctly, if the street-floors in front of the house are replaced. This depends on the orientation of the lot in the neighbourhood. In half of the cases the driveway flips 90°. Either place the driveway first and replace the street-floor afterwards or do not replace the outside floor-tiles of the rearward sidewalk.

2. Seasons:
The streets are not snow-covered during winter in the neighbourhood. (But they are snow-covered when you play on a lot. It’s only a neighbourhood problem).

Do not use this mod, if you already have another mod that changes the appearance of the roads or the landscape of the grass-terrain (e.g. snow-terrains). You have to delete the other mod before using this one.

This mod is based on the work of QwinsepiaSquared. Visit this thread to say thank you for the possibility to change the road textures.

I have all big add-ons installed (including seasons) but no mini add-ons. However this terrain-mod should work with the basic game and any add-on combination. If not, please let me know.
Tags: #terrain, #country, #road

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
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County Roads Floor (Updated).rar

Size: 479.6 KB · Downloads: 14,805 · 4th Jan 2007
479.6 KB 14,805 4th Jan 2007
Country Roads Mod.rar

Size: 551.6 KB · Downloads: 15,431 · 29th Dec 2006
551.6 KB 15,431 29th Dec 2006
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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 31st Dec 2006 at 3:57 AM
WOW!!! The screenshots look SOOOOO real..... AMAZING! Downloading right now...!

Starting fresh with Sims 3 content. I've learnt a lot since then and I hope I can create some fun things for everyone to enjoy! :)
Test Subject
#27 Old 31st Dec 2006 at 9:26 AM
I will never ever use it in a million years but it looks great and it's a very good idea, just not my thing. Keep up the good work.
Test Subject
#28 Old 31st Dec 2006 at 3:40 PM
I looked for other roads than these ugly modern ones everywhere ... Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum Resident
#29 Old 31st Dec 2006 at 8:34 PM
Thank you so much!!! I have been using a mod that replaced the roads with solid dirt for over a year but it didn't change the sidewalks so it was better for my medieval 'hood than all asphalt but still not perfect. Your version covers up both the road and the sidewalk!! Now if only someone could figure out how to replace the cars in the neighborhood view with horse-drawn carrages...

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Lab Assistant
#30 Old 31st Dec 2006 at 9:45 PM
I agree I would like to use this only for my medieval neighborhood and not my normal one....maybe if it was this from cment (one thats prolly never really used)...I could temp make my medieval hood cement, then use a mod package like this.

Hope you can work it out!
Field Researcher
#31 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 4:38 PM
Wow, they look great!
Test Subject
#32 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 8:19 PM
Any chance of making a seperate neighbourhood option so this doesn't change all grass neighbourhoods? I havn't dowloaded it, because I want some suburban places, but this looks totally amazing! I don't know nothing about mods so I dunno if it's work or not. Would be cool if you could have both options though- asphalt and country. It's really a great job alone though. Well done
Test Subject
Original Poster
#33 Old 12th Jan 2007 at 9:23 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nugent_For_President
Any chance of making a seperate neighbourhood option so this doesn't change all grass neighbourhoods? I havn't dowloaded it, because I want some suburban places, but this looks totally amazing! I don't know nothing about mods so I dunno if it's work or not. Would be cool if you could have both options though- asphalt and country. It's really a great job alone though. Well done


I already did another mod, that replaces the dirt-terrain from NL, but looks like a simple grass-neighbourhood with country-roads. You can download it here.

Visite my websit SimClan 84 for more Sims1 and Sims2 downloads and photo storys.
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 5th Feb 2007 at 10:11 PM
These are just wonderful! I wouldn't DREAM of playing a neighborhood without this road!

You have done just an AMAZING job!
Test Subject
#35 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 9:36 PM
hi! great mod!
however, i downloaded it and put the files in the downloads category, but it still doesn´t work...
is it because i have pet installed?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#36 Old 22nd Feb 2007 at 7:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Azirath
hi! great mod!
however, i downloaded it and put the files in the downloads category, but it still doesn´t work...
is it because i have pet installed?


No, this mod works with Pets, too. (It does on my PC, so it should on yours, too). Are you sure you have the file "country-road-mod-for-grass-terrain.package" in your downloads folder?

Visite my websit SimClan 84 for more Sims1 and Sims2 downloads and photo storys.
Field Researcher
#37 Old 1st Jun 2007 at 5:22 PM
I love this mod so much. It makes such a huge difference in my Victorian neighborhood. And I really appreciate you making the floor textures to go with it. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Field Researcher
#38 Old 18th Jun 2007 at 2:36 AM
Thank you for this. My castaway island would look odd with paved roads.
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 12:19 AM
Love this mod, but I experienced the driveway glitch and since removing the mod the glitch still hasn't gone away. Just wanted to clarify something with you before I try something else to fix it.

I removed the asphault-street-texture and replaced it with just plain old dirt terrain from my lots to match the global mod and now the driveway is forever oriented 90 degrees in the wrong way. Are these lots ruined driveway-wise and will I only be able to place driveways on new lots that don't have the streets removed, or is there a fix?

Thanks! *so confused, lmao*
Test Subject
Original Poster
#40 Old 25th Jul 2007 at 3:39 PM
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Originally Posted by LaVieBoheme
Love this mod, but I experienced the driveway glitch and since removing the mod the glitch still hasn't gone away. Just wanted to clarify something with you before I try something else to fix it.

I removed the asphault-street-texture and replaced it with just plain old dirt terrain from my lots to match the global mod and now the driveway is forever oriented 90 degrees in the wrong way. Are these lots ruined driveway-wise and will I only be able to place driveways on new lots that don't have the streets removed, or is there a fix?

Thanks! *so confused, lmao*


Sorry, that I didn’t respond earlier. To fix the driveway problem, I will have to replace the house in the neighbourhood (you can place it on the same position). By replacing the house, the game generates the normal asphalt-roads in front of the house. And this fixes the driveway problem. To avoid this problem, you mustn’t replace the two sidewalk tiles in the corners of the property. This tiles seem to have a “special” power .

Visite my websit SimClan 84 for more Sims1 and Sims2 downloads and photo storys.
Test Subject
#41 Old 3rd Aug 2007 at 3:18 AM
Wow, these are beautiful! Now I can make those fantastic and historical neighbourhoods I've been itching to make. Thanks!
Test Subject
#42 Old 21st Aug 2007 at 5:18 AM
Dirt Roads are marvelous!
Can I ask a favor? Can this road be made useable in a desert neighborhood? I have an ancient egyptian neighborhood and the asphalt looks yucky! Any chance of this road or maybe another one would work in a desert landscape??
Thanks a bunch!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#43 Old 22nd Aug 2007 at 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by adelegarland
Can I ask a favor? Can this road be made useable in a desert neighborhood? I have an ancient egyptian neighborhood and the asphalt looks yucky! Any chance of this road or maybe another one would work in a desert landscape??
Thanks a bunch!


There already is a desert version: http://www.modthesims2.com/member/s...ad.php?t=219613

Visite my websit SimClan 84 for more Sims1 and Sims2 downloads and photo storys.
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Field Researcher
#44 Old 5th Mar 2008 at 11:53 AM
great job
thank you sooo much!!!
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 15th Mar 2008 at 6:38 PM
Just what I needed for my fantasy/medieval story. . . awesome work! Thanks a million for sharing this, Stev84!

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#46 Old 22nd Jul 2009 at 4:06 AM
Thank you so much! I was looking everywhere for these! Just one question. Can the cars, wagons, ect. drive on it? I have tried to make something like this for my own use, but I can't find out how to replace the road with something else AND drive on it. Is there any way I could do that?
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