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Bayside Flats: Inhabited/Base Game/No CC/Storied Neighborhood

by Hood Building Group Posted 25th May 2015 at 8:25 PM - Updated 6th May 2018 at 4:12 PM by Hood Building Group
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The HoodBuildingGroup proudly brings you...
Bayside Flats
an inhabited/BG/CC-free/storied Neighborhood

Bayside Flats lies peacefully at the water's edge. Many of the buildings are very old - there's even rumors of a dungeon
in the ancient Tower House. Things are usually pretty quiet around here. That is - until yesterday! It was a sunny afternoon,
the kids were home from school, things were winding down for the day - when suddenly, a gunshot rang out! Then another!
Screams were heard, then sirens. It was murder; a double homicide. Right here in Bayside Flats!

But wait! That's not all! This morning brought two more mysterious deaths! What is happening? Who is the killer? When will it end?
The new Detective in town, Chace Z. Keller, has his work cut out for him! We hope he didn't move here expecting to twiddle his thumbs
and enjoy the serenity! Follow his notes in the "Case File" reports found at the end of each character's bio.


Install Instructions
For The Primary Hood Version:
1. Put the folder BF01 into your Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods
2. If you only have the Base Game installed, you have to copy the contents of the Storytelling folder into your Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Storytelling folder in order for it to function properly. Later EPs do not have this requirement.

For The Subhood Version:
1. Put the folder BBF1 into your Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Open For Business\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate
Note: If you have The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, put it here instead: Program Files\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Best of Business\EP3\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate

In order to use the subhood template, please take note of the following:
-You need Mootilda's mods to fix the subhood selections, available here.
-To use Mootilda's mods, you will need Pets or a later EP/SP installed.
However, if you don't have Pets or a later EP/SP installed, you can temporarily remove Bluewater Village (B001) from the NeighborhoodTemplate folder and move this subhood in there. It will still be referred as Bluewater Village in the game. But the game will add Bayside Flats to your neighborhood. Restore B001 after adding the subhood and you're done.

This neighborhood has a story to tell...

...To follow the story, read EVERYTHING carefully. Start with the neighborhood storybook. It will introduce you to the characters and how the hood is structured - just click the storybook/album icon on the main map to get started! More bits of story are to be found in each family's photo-album, and in each character's biography (click for an example) We created six families for this neighborhood; with one family still in the family bin. There are also eight pre-made ghosts. You can read more about the families and the individual sims in the comments of this thread.

This town has been suddenly embroiled in mystery. Everything is chaos. Is there a murderer on the loose? Maybe one of the eight deceased sims knows what happened? You can resurrect one and see if their biography is helpful or not. To resurect the sims, you'll need University, FreeTime or the Apartment Life expansion pack. If you do not have those EPs, then you'll have to wait until the ghosts appear at night. Use "boolprop testingcheatsenabled true" to make the ghosts temporarily selectable in order to read their biographies. Don't forget to make them unselectable before the ghosts leave the lot.

Of course, you don't have to follow the neighborhood story. You can play as you want. Help the detective find the murderer, or help the criminal kill as many sims as possible - the choice is yours.


Further Information:

Bayside Flats uses an edited SC4 terrain of EA's Mesa Flats map.
You don't need to install a camera mod for this neighborhood. You will see all of the lots in a vanilla game. In some cases, you may have to rotate the camera a bit in order to load certain lots.

This neighborhood has been created with Numenor's AnyGameStarter with no Maxis content, so there aren't any townies or any NPC. You have to generate them yourself if you want them. We have built a cemetary lot for this neighborhood so you can move your urnstones to the cemetary. You need Nightlife for this. If you don't have Nightlife but later EPs. Then you can put the urnstone into the inventory of any sim and visit the cemetary lot with that sim. Then you can click on the ground and choose the option to place the tombstone. You can read more about that cemetary lot (Peaceful Lawns) in the comments of this thread.

There are 8 vacant lots in Bayside Flats.

All of the lots have been compressed with Mootilda's Lot Compressor.

Bayside Flats is base game compatible and doesn't have any CC in it. The shopping district/suburb subhood requires TS2 OFB and the downtown subhood requires TS2 NL.

This is our 3rd neighborhood and we'll soon start working on the 4th neighborhood.
We always accept applications. So, if you want to join us, you can PM us and we'll add you to the group.

Stay tuned for more neighborhoods to come!

Additional Credits:
Numenor for his AnyGameStarter which we used to make this neighborhood base game compatible and empty.
Mootilda for her Lot Compressor which we used to compress all of the lots and for her LotAdjuster which we used on some lots as well and for her helpful HoodChecker (to see whether there are any problems or not)
Peni Griffin for proofreading the descriptions.
The Riverside Group for the following lots that we renovated and renamed: 13 Baypoint Circle, 37 Bayside Drive, 46 Bayside Drive, 11 Douglas Lane and 26 Flat Road
Compressjpeg.com for compressing the size of the required images for the download page.
The makers of SimPE

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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ShoppingDistrictSubhood_BaysideFlats.rar | Shopping District Version - Requires Open For Business EP

Size: 19.35 MB · Downloads: 3,245 · 25th May 2015
19.35 MB 3,245 25th May 2015
PrimaryHood_BaysideFlats.rar | Primary Hood Version - Base Game Compatible (Does not require any EPs/SPs)

Size: 19.33 MB · Downloads: 6,591 · 25th May 2015
19.33 MB 6,591 25th May 2015
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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\
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#2 Old 24th May 2015 at 8:37 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:39 PM.
Default The Douglas Family
This is a family, created by CatherineTCJD

The Douglases have lived in this small castle for many, many generations...
Funds: §93,030
  • Craig Douglas - Ghost (Adult, Fortune, Taurus, Unemployed)
  • Fiona Douglas (Adult, Knowledge, Aries, Unemployed)
  • Ian Douglas (Teen, Popularity, Cancer, Public School Student)
  • Leslie Douglas (Child, Grow Up, Capricorn, Public School Student)
  • Sarah Douglas (Child, Grow Up, Capricorn, Public School Student)
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#3 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:14 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:39 PM.
Default 17 Douglas Lane (The Douglas Residence)
This is a house, built by CatherineTCJD

17 Douglas Lane
4 stories
3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
3x4 lot
§206,825
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:15 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:40 PM.
Default The Murphy Family
This is a family, created by Jawusa

It's not even been a week since the Murphy family moved to their new house in Bayside Flats. They were so excited to have this opportunity for a fresh start! Life, however, had another plan...
Funds: §51,895
  • Clyde Murphy (Adult, Knowledge, Pisces, Intern)
  • Aisha Murphy - Ghost (Adult, Family, Virgo, Unemployed)
  • Ethan Murphy (Teen, Popularity, Gemini, Public School Student)
  • Aileen Murphy (Teen, Family, Pisces, Public School Student)
  • Cassidy Murphy (Teen, Knowledge, Pisces, Public School Student)
  • Kyle Murphy (Child, Grow Up, Scorpio, Public School Student)
  • Carly Murphy (Child, Grow Up, Virgo, Public School Student)
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#5 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:16 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:40 PM.
Default 75 South Bay Way (The Murphy Residence)
This is a house, built by Jawusa

75 South Bay Way
4 stories
6 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms
3x4 lot
§137,680
Field Researcher
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#6 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:17 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:42 PM.
Default The O'Deth Family
This is a family, created by M.M.A.A.

After watching the news last night, the O'Deth family was worried for their safety...
Funds: §150,821
  • Damion O'Deth - Ghost (Adult, Popularity, Virgo, Unemployed)
  • Angel O'Deth - Ghost (Adult, Knowledge, Cancer, Unemployed)
  • Rose O'Deth (Teen, Fortune, Aries, Public School Student)
  • River O'Deth (Child, Grow Up, Sagittarius, Public School Student)
  • Lily O'Deth (Toddler, Grow Up, Taurus)
Screenshots
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#7 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:17 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:43 PM.
Default 13 Baypoint Circle (The O'Deth Residence)
This is a house; originally built by The Riverside Group, then renovated by M.M.A.A.

13 Baypoint Circle
3 stories
4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms
4x4 lot
§98,756
Screenshots
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:18 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:44 PM.
Default The Sinclair Family
This is a family, created by Jawusa

Constance doesn't want to believe in the supernatural; but, could it be that she is somehow cursed...
Funds: §3
  • Constance Sinclair (Adult, Fortune, Scorpio, Pickpocket)
Screenshots
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#9 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:18 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:47 PM.
Default 12 West Bay Way (The Sinclair Residence)
This is a house, built by Jawusa

12 West Bay Way
2 stories
1 bedroom and 0.5 bathroom
3x2 lot
§20,199
Screenshots
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#10 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:19 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:46 PM.
Default The Moutardes Family
This is a family, created by M.M.A.A. and Jawusa

Cher has lived in Bayside Flats almost longer than anyone...
Funds: §57,358
  • Jean-Pierre Moutardes - Ghost (Elder, Fortune, Aries, Unemployed)
  • Destiny Moutardes - Ghost (Elder, Popularity, Gemini, Unemployed)
  • Ima Keller - Ghost (Adult, Family, Virgo, Unemployed)
  • Daniel Keller - Ghost (Adult, Romance, Aries, Unemployed)
  • Cher Moutardes (Elder, Popularity, Gemini, Unemployed)
Screenshots
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#11 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:20 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:39 PM.
Default 107 Main Street (The Moutardes Residence)
This is a house, built by CatherineTCJD

107 Main Street
2 stories
1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms
3x2 lot
§53,112
Screenshots
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#12 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:20 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:53 PM.
Default The Keller Family
This is a family, created by M.M.A.A.

Chace Z., a detective, who's just arrived in town...
You will find him in the Sim Bin, he has not moved into a house yet.
Funds: §20,000
  • Chace Z. Keller (Adult, Knowledge, Gemini, Detective)
Screenshots
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#13 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:21 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:57 PM.
Default 37 Bayside Drive - Unoccupied Lot
This is a vacant house; originally built by The Riverside Group, then renovated by CatherineTCJD

37 Bayside Drive
2 stories
4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
3x3 lot
§76,349
Screenshots
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#14 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:21 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:58 PM.
Default 46 Bayside Drive - Unoccupied Lot
This is a vacant house; originally built by The Riverside Group, then renovated by Jawusa

46 Bayside Drive
2 stories
4 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms
3x3 lot
§145,101
Screenshots
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#15 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:22 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:58 PM.
Default 52 Bayside Drive - Unoccupied Lot
This is a vacant house, built by Jawusa

52 Bayside Drive
2 stories
2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms
3x2 lot
§21,197
Screenshots
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#16 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:22 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:59 PM.
Default 4 Tower Road - Unoccupied Lot
This is a vacant house, built by Jawusa

4 Tower Road
2 stories
2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
2x2 lot
§16,455
Screenshots
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#17 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:23 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:57 PM.
Default 11 Douglas Lane - Unoccupied Lot
This is a vacant house; originally built by The Riverside Group, then renovated by CatherineTCJD

11 Douglas Lane
2 stories
2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms
3x3 lot
§55,414
Screenshots
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#18 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:23 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:57 PM.
Default 9 Park Street - Unoccupied Lot
This is a vacant house, built by Jawusa

9 Park Street
1 story
1 bedroom and 1 bathroom
3x2 lot
§16,081
Screenshots
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#19 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:24 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:57 PM.
Default 26 Flat Road - Unoccupied Lot
This is a vacant house; originally built by The Riverside Group, then renovated by Jawusa

26 Flat Road
2 stories
5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms
2x4 lot
§119,658
Screenshots
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#20 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:25 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:56 PM.
Default 44 West Bay Way - Unoccupied Lot
This is a vacant house, built by HugeLunatic

44 West Bay Way
1 story
1 bedroom and 1 bathroom
3x2 lot
§18,928
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#21 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:26 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:56 PM.
Default Bayside Park - Community Lot
Community lot - built by Jawusa

This is the perfect place to say "I do!" There are benches, a heart-shaped lake, and even a romantic 'Love Tub' for those impatient newlyweds. Everything is ready, the only thing left for you, is to say, "I do."

3x3 lot
§37,306
Screenshots
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#22 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:27 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:55 PM.
Default Longevity Health & Fitness - Community Lot
Community lot - built by M.M.A.A.

Are your clothes too tight? Your place too small? Come visit us! Our health and fitness equipment will surely 'longevitize' your lifespan! Or, ...not.
(It really depends on your genetic make-up; we're not in the business of false advertising!)

3x3 lot
§70,497
Screenshots
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#23 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:28 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:55 PM.
Default Peaceful Lawns - Community Lot
Community lot - built by Jawusa

Peaceful Lawns, the local cemetery, is a quiet place to mourn deceased sims. Some have reported strange sounds and unexplainable sights - so enter at your own risk. Especially when the midnight bell tolls...

5x4 lot
§41,172
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#24 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:29 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:55 PM.
Default All-In-One Shop - Community Lot
Community lot - built by Jawusa

Do you need something? We got it! We have a clothing store, a grocery store and an electronics store (with all the lastest gizmos, doo-dads, and games!) Be sure to pick up a magazine or newspaper - stay up-to-date with all the latest gossip! This is the shopping center of Bayside Flats.

4x3 lot
§136,196
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#25 Old 24th May 2015 at 9:30 AM Last edited by Hood Building Group : 24th May 2015 at 10:54 PM.
Default The Mustard Spot - Community Lot
Community lot - built by CatherineTCJD

Purveyors of the finest pastrami and other delicious deli victuals ...with a heaping helping of gossip served hot or cold, on the side.

3x2 lot
§56,345
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