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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.

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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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Alchemist
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#2 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 8:35 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 16th Mar 2019 at 12:00 PM.
Default Balcony Dorm — 7 rooms — 3x2
The oldest of the dorms on campus, this building has spacious common areas, including a recreation room, dining hall and computer lab. The foyer hosts a grand staircase, lounge area and bathrooms. There is a fireplace in the rec room. Upstairs, some rooms are provided with double beds, others with singles, and there are two shared bathrooms. A large balcony overlooks the entrance, and the tower stair leads up to the attic level, where weekly band practice is held.
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Alchemist
Original Poster
#3 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 8:35 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 16th Mar 2019 at 9:35 PM.
Default Courtyard Dorm — 9 rooms — 2x3
The largest of the dorms available, built during the architect's "barn" period., there are nine rooms on two levels, some having double beds, decorated in soothing greens and blues. A computer lab caters for academic needs, while a modern dining room feeds the residents. There is a TV lounge for relaxation, or spend some time in the courtyard which includes a fish pond. No garden maintenance is required here.
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Alchemist
Original Poster
#4 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 8:36 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 16th Mar 2019 at 9:47 PM.
Default Terrace Dorm — 6 rooms - 3x2
This is the smallest dorm on campus. It is efficiently laid out, and has all the necessities.
Comfort is adequate. Cafeteria and common room, public computer. Two shared bathrooms. Some rooms have double beds, others have desks for private study. Decor is in muted neutrals (except for the common room!). Outdoors, there are tables on the terrace, overlooking a pretty garden with trees and flowers. Garden maintenance is the responsibility of the residents.
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Alchemist
Original Poster
#5 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 8:37 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 16th Mar 2019 at 10:24 PM.
Default Studio Singles — Tan or Cherry — 1x1 — $1629 - $1655 - Rental Houses
This pair of pre-fab student houses is minimally furnished for a single sim each. Their design provides privacy, even on such snug lots. Single bed provided, but there is room for a double if preferred. Minimal gardening.

Food, shelter and sanitation are catered for, but no fun or skill objects are supplied.The units are not identically furnished.

Building design inspired by student housing from San Jose.
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Alchemist
Original Poster
#6 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 8:37 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 16th Mar 2019 at 10:27 PM.
Default Studio Doubles — Green, Gold or Beige — 1x1 — $1611 - $1621 - Rental Houses
A trio of weatherboard cottages for 1-2 students. Identically furnished, but uniquely coloured and named.

Each unit includes a double bed, bathroom and kitchenette. BYO skilling tools, or visit your faculty.
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Alchemist
Original Poster
#7 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 8:37 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 16th Mar 2019 at 10:31 PM.
Default Townhouses — Buttermilk, Salmon or Aqua — 1x1 -$3306 - $3358 - Rental Houses
These two-bedroom townhouses offer a little more space than the studios, with two bedrooms upstairs (one with balcony), 1.5 bathrooms, and open-plan living area. A TV and bookcase are included. Each residence is uniquely decorated inside, and includes a small garden which occupants are expected to care for. Minimally furnished for three sims, or turn the second bedroom into a study.

Internal colours are unique, but the three houses are identical on the outside. Bushes in the front yards are colour-coded so you can tell the three lots apart.
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Alchemist
Original Poster
#8 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 8:38 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 16th Mar 2019 at 10:46 PM.
Default Alpha House — 4 bedrooms — 2x2 - $11, 872 - Rental House
This solid brick house, purpose-built for group living, is ready for you and your friends to move in and call for a charter!
Country green decor downstairs, country blues upstairs. Spacious lobby with powder room. Fireplace lounge behind the bay windows. Large dine-in kitchen. Roomy hallways. Greenhouse ready for planting. Some garden maintenance required.
Upstairs, there are two single and two double bedrooms, with a bathroom between each pair, and access to the balcony. Furnishings out of the box are mid-range, basics only.

Design based on a Greek House in Iowa.
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Alchemist
Original Poster
#9 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 8:38 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 16th Mar 2019 at 9:17 PM.
Default Gamma House — 4 bedrooms - 2x2 - $10 760 - Rental House
Dark brown weatherboarding and river stone give this house, set among the trees, a country feel. Built in the 1920's, it is a relic of bygone days. Serving as a student residence over many years, with minimal updates when necessary, it has become an interesting mix of cheap lino and carved woodwork.

From the front porch, the entry leads you past the lounge with its stone fireplace. The rear hall opens into a full kitchen with breakfast bar and seating for six. The downstairs loo is tucked in beside the kitchen. Up the Art Deco staircase, you will find three large bedrooms and a smaller one, plus a refurbished communal bathroom. The bedrooms have been individually decorated by previous owners. Feel free to add your own touches!

Loosely based on a set of 1920's uni buildings in Connecticut.
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Alchemist
Original Poster
#10 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 8:51 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 16th Mar 2019 at 9:03 PM.
Default Faculty of Fine Arts and Music - 3x2
Students of the Fine and Performance Arts will be at home in this building.
Lecture theatre, studios and practice rooms are all fitted out to enhance your learning experience.
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Alchemist
Original Poster
#11 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 8:51 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 16th Mar 2019 at 11:08 PM.
Default Faculty of Arts - 3x2
History, Literature, Philosophy and Political Science students will attend classes in this building. There are two lecture theatres, a reading room with public computer access, and a cafe upstairs. There is supposed to be a restricted study area for Honours students, but someone lost the key, and the space has since become a games room.
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Alchemist
Original Poster
#12 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 8:51 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 16th Mar 2019 at 11:11 PM.
Default Faculty of Sciences - 3x2
The faculty building hosts lectures for students of Biology, Economics, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology. There is a break room and a lounge area for students. Includes medical, psychology, biology and robotics labs. The Botany students have a greenhouse for specimen plants, and the strangest specimen of all is kept behind a very tall fence.
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Alchemist
Original Poster
#13 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 8:51 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 16th Mar 2019 at 9:04 PM.
Default Quad - 3x3 - Community Lot
Relax on the lawns, listen to performances in the rotunda, practise chess or painting, or improve your putting. BBQ area and toilets provided.
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Alchemist
Original Poster
#14 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 8:52 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 16th Mar 2019 at 11:17 PM.
Default Sports Centre - 3x3 - Community Lot
The Sports Centre caters to all your fitness needs. Downstairs are the pool, sauna and change rooms. Upstairs you will find the gym, and a massage therapy room. Relax on the observation deck, overlooking the forecourt, or challenge your mates on the basketball or soccer practice fields.
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Alchemist
Original Poster
#15 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 8:52 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 1st May 2019 at 10:08 PM. Reason: frost warning
Default Student Services - 3x2 - Community Lot
Buy your university merchandise, grab a meal in the cafeteria, veg out in the reading pit, or work on your term paper in the computer lab.

Note - the reading pit gets frosty in winter. Upside - natural light!
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Alchemist
Original Poster
#16 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 8:53 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 16th Mar 2019 at 9:05 PM.
Default Uni Pub - 2x3 - Community Lot
A student pub has to cater to certain needs...booze, dancing, small-scale gambling. Toilets are important too.
This venue also offers meals and a chance to hone your fishing skills.

Buyable chinese food was placed using Labine's mod: http://modthesims.info/d/145026 (community-enabled by me), but the mod should not be required for it to show in your game.
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Alchemist
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#17 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 8:53 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 16th Mar 2019 at 9:05 PM.
Default Boutique & Cafe - 1x2 - Community Lot
Boutique clothing at the front. Coffee shop at the rear.
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Alchemist
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#18 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 8:53 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 16th Mar 2019 at 8:57 PM.
Default Bowling Arcade - 3x1 - Community Lot
Bowling, video games and burger stand. Fun fun fun!
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Alchemist
Original Poster
#19 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 8:54 AM Last edited by aelflaed : 16th Mar 2019 at 8:58 PM.
Default Shopping Strip - 2x1 - Community Lot
Pizza, groceries, news kiosk. And some kind of weird robotics place...

Buyable pizza boxes were placed using Labine's mod: http://modthesims.info/d/145026 (community-enabled by me), but the mod should not be required for them to show in your game.
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Alchemist
Original Poster
#20 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 9:13 PM
Default Library - 2x3 - Community Lot
The library is the place for quiet study or catching up on your term paper.
Comfy chairs provided.
Picnic area in the courtyard. Views towards the Quad.
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Alchemist
Original Poster
#21 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 11:48 PM
Reserved for future use.
Alchemist
Original Poster
#22 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 11:48 PM
Also reserved.
Alchemist
Original Poster
#23 Old 16th Mar 2019 at 11:50 PM
Reserved, just in case.
Alchemist
THANKS POST
#24 Old 20th Mar 2019 at 2:06 AM
Wow, I don't even play uni... but now I will have to! I love this. It actually made me a little homesick for my favorite little uni town in real life. Love how well it all fits together, the cozy feel, the history. Really lovely work. Thank you!
Mad Poster
THANKS POST
#25 Old 20th Mar 2019 at 7:56 AM
I am going to play it - it will suit my playing style - and it is lovely
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