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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
33 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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: 523 · 16th Nov 2020
18.43 MB 523 16th Nov 2020
[redandvidya] NPV1 - Downtown.7z

Size: 18.43 MB · Downloads: 418 · 16th Nov 2020
18.43 MB 418 16th Nov 2020
[redandvidya] New Pleasantview v1.2.7z

Size: 18.44 MB · Downloads: 3,513 · 30th Sep 2020
18.44 MB 3,513 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\
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  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 23rd Apr 2020 at 1:43 PM
This is truly amazing! The lots look so pretty. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#3 Old 23rd Apr 2020 at 5:25 PM
Yay this is awesome!!
Alchemist
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#4 Old 23rd Apr 2020 at 7:09 PM
I love this idea! Thank you!
Test Subject
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#5 Old 24th Apr 2020 at 11:00 AM
as I recently broke my Pleasantview I may try your makeover out. Looks so damn good
Field Researcher
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#6 Old 24th Apr 2020 at 5:06 PM
Thank you!! Everything looks so great. I must try a new version of my favorite neighborhood!
Test Subject
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#7 Old 25th Apr 2020 at 12:22 AM
Thanks!
Scholar
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#8 Old 25th Apr 2020 at 11:38 AM
Heey. That's great. But why didn't you turn back Bella Goth? She is iconic. So much time had passed. 25 years. I can't imagine she is still not back from space and crying with Alexander.
Test Subject
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#9 Old 25th Apr 2020 at 2:43 PM
This looks amazing!!!! Great job! I love the renos and feel of the homes.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#10 Old 25th Apr 2020 at 5:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Victor_tor
Heey. That's great. But why didn't you turn back Bella Goth? She is iconic. So much time had passed. 25 years. I can't imagine she is still not back from space and crying with Alexander.


That's up for the player to decide. My goal of New Pleasantview is to untouch all the sims memories, biographies, wants and personalities, so that the player can decide on those specifically. Unfortunately, not bringing Bella back falls under those.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 26th Apr 2020 at 12:24 AM
Did you make this on Tumbler because it looks just like one I got from Tumbler?
Inventor
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#12 Old 26th Apr 2020 at 3:43 PM
The new neighbourhood is amazing! Loved it. By the way... I didn't find out what you did to have the distance view changed... I mean... we can see cliffs and mountains and other stuff, which mod have you used? Thank you!
Test Subject
#13 Old 27th Apr 2020 at 11:37 PM
0/10 - You removed the pigtails. Literally unplayable SMH ~
Test Subject
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#14 Old 29th Apr 2020 at 5:34 AM
i saw this on tumblr as well! just wanted to pop by and say it looks great. i can't wait to play this hood!
Test Subject
#15 Old 29th Apr 2020 at 7:22 PM
Hi, is it based on the clean version of Pleasantview?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#16 Old 2nd May 2020 at 1:48 AM
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Originally Posted by cherylus
Hi, is it based on the clean version of Pleasantview?


Yes, these are all based on meetme's rereleased templates
Test Subject
#17 Old 8th May 2020 at 3:35 AM
This will not interfere with the OG Pleasantview, will it?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#18 Old 9th May 2020 at 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Desmei
This will not interfere with the OG Pleasantview, will it?


No, this has a unique ID (NPV1) so that it doesn't interfere with the original Pleasantview, whose ID is N001
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13th May 2020 at 10:37 AM
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Test Subject
#19 Old 13th May 2020 at 10:45 AM
I appreciate the amount of work you've put in this makeover, but you've done some things that aren't understable. For example the Dreamer family - they were poor and you bulid their house as quite modern, you added the pool. Some families lost their character. And in many buldings there are too many windows. But either way trying to recreate the original neighbourhoods is super awesome! I like that you moved in the families from the family bin! Good job and keep trying!
Test Subject
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#20 Old 15th May 2020 at 6:36 PM
Could I ask where you got the SC4 terrain? When I create a pleasantview in my game the terrain looks different!
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#21 Old 24th May 2020 at 12:29 AM
I love <3
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 23rd Jun 2020 at 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by KatastrophicNoodle
0/10 - You removed the pigtails. Literally unplayable SMH ~


For what? Gosh.. you can just use a mirror with a sim and change it back.. this is just ridicoulos..
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#23 Old 16th Nov 2020 at 12:52 AM
November Update - Added Subhood & Downtowns
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