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All Maxis Downtownies - Easy to add to any existing neighborhood!

by TheDudeWithTheDragonTattoos Posted 1st Jul 2021 at 4:43 AM - Updated 4th Jul 2021 at 3:24 AM by TheDudeWithTheDragonTattoos
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Hi again everyone! Hope you're all doing well!

I’ve got something quick for you today - all of the Maxis Downtownies in one easy to add subhood! This is part 2 in my Downtown series, soon to be followed by a CC FREE version of my Downtown :D

I’ll let you all in on a little secret - I love my Downtown, but I always disliked that it didn’t have any Downtownies, which is what, in my opinion, made it so alive! I recently figured out how to really easily add them to any hood - even if you don’t use my Downtown, and I’ve uploaded it in an easy to add subhood!

What is this? This is a subhood that contains all Downtownies that come with Downtown in Nightlife. They ALL have their same aspirations, personalities, jobs, etc!

Quick notes:
- This contains all Downtownies, special sims, and service NPC’s from Downtown!

- Once you add the hood following the instructions outlined below and in the download, you’ll notice that the townie and NPC names get randomized and aren’t their original names. Though annoying, this is normal and you will have to rename them all yourself. Not much I can do about this :/

- Since all of these sims are still (or should still be) flagged as downtownies, they will not appear in your main hood. To see them, you need to travel to Downtown, as you would with the regular Downtownies

- This is CC FREE!

- This requires Nightlife at the minimum, however, I have UC so it may or may not work without that or all packs.

- I have also included a folder called “Portraits” that has pics of all the sims in the hood because, why not.

- Not that is makes a difference, but this is a DOWNTOWN subhood, not a shopping district.

- This does NOT include the dead Tricous, but still includes the teens who are alive

- The living Tricou's (Teens) are still related

*Please backup your game before you dump all of these townies into your hoods. This has been tested but as with TS2, it's always better to be safe than sorry!

IMPORTANT NOTICE if you have other POPULATED Downtowns attached to your hood:

Two Versions:

* There are two versions of the dowtownie subhood - one as a Downtown and one as a Shopping District. There are two different versions because the game will not allow two inhabited Downtowns to exist in the same hood. I added the Shopping District version in case anyone wanted to play with them but already had an inhabited Downtown. Please see the install instructions below depeing on which version you are downloading:

Install Instructions:

Once you have downloaded and extracted the Downtownies.Zip, follow the instructions below:

1. You are going to right click and copy/cut the entire DTDT folder.

2. Navigate to one of the following file paths, depending on if you have the disk version or UC and if you are using the Downtown version or the Shopping District version:

Downtown Version:

Ultimate Collection: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Double Deluxe\EP2\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate

Disk: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Nightlife\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate

Shopping District Version:

Ultimate Collection: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Best of Business\EP3\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate

Disk: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Open for Business\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate

Within this folder is where EA stores the Downtown/Bluewater Village that you add in game. Paste/drag in the DTDT folder.

3. Once you have done this, open your game and the hood you wish to add the sims to.

4. Go to add a Downtown/Shopping District as you would in hood view. If you did this properly, you should see an option called "Downtownies". Select this and proceed with adding the hood. There are no actual buildings or anything in this hood. The physical hood is just a "vehicle" for you to add the sims with.

5. Once the downtownie hood has been added, you can go back to view the downtowns/shopping districts by clicking the button at the top of the screen. There you can select and delete the empty hood you just added

*This will NOT delete the sims, just the physical hood. This is safe to do.

6. Now, you will have 67 additional Downtownies to roam your downtown! Beware that these are downtownies, so they WILL NOT appear on lots in your home hood
Credit:

ALL Credit for this goes to Sunrader Sims for sharing their amazing technique for how to do this on MTS here! Couldn’t have done this as easily as I did without them

- Additional thanks to Jawusa for letting me know this would work with a shopping district as well!

Let me know if you have any questions, and as usual, enjoy

- Mike

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 Nightlife
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Downtownies Downtown Subhood.zip

Size: 16.38 MB · Downloads: 159 · 4th Jul 2021
16.38 MB 159 4th Jul 2021
Downtownies Shopping District.zip

Size: 16.38 MB · Downloads: 104 · 4th Jul 2021
16.38 MB 104 4th Jul 2021
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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Mad Poster
#2 Old 1st Jul 2021 at 7:16 AM
I'm so excited to see more people doing sets like this! I love Meetme's tourists and island locals and had been hoping others might start doing things like this as well. I already have the Tricous because I'm using Meetme's cleaned Downtown that includes them, but I just wanted to let you know that I really am excited to see sets like this and I hope to see even more in the future!
Instructor
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#3 Old 1st Jul 2021 at 10:39 AM
Would it be possible to make Dina? I can't find her anywhere and she is not in the body shop either. She has a sister called Nina.
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#4 Old 2nd Jul 2021 at 4:54 PM
Yayy! Thanks for putting this together! I'm sure many people will find this useful!

Though, I just wanted to let you know that you don't necessarily have to make it a downtown subhood. Downtownies have their own specific townie group which is completely separate from the original townie pool. (There are a few more groups ie. Service NPCs, Garden Club Members, Strays, Hobby Instructors, Apartment Life Social Group Members, Tourists, etc.)

Meaning, changing the subhood type from Downtown to Shopping District wouldn't affect the downtownie pool. They'd still be classified as downtownies, even if you add the subhood as a Shopping District to a neighborhood. So, you may want to include a Shopping District version as well, since the game doesn't let you have multiple inhabited Downtown subhoods by default.
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#5 Old 2nd Jul 2021 at 6:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Rosawyn
I'm so excited to see more people doing sets like this! I love Meetme's tourists and island locals and had been hoping others might start doing things like this as well. I already have the Tricous because I'm using Meetme's cleaned Downtown that includes them, but I just wanted to let you know that I really am excited to see sets like this and I hope to see even more in the future!


Thank you! I'm glad you like it and hope you enjoy the other sets that I intend to post eventually! The Tricou's are tricky because half the family is alive and half the family is dead. If I can manage to figure out a safe way to delete sims like Meetme does with their clean templates, I would absolutely include a version of this that does not include the teens, that way everyone can download them, even if they already have a version with the Tricous

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Originally Posted by Sims Girl
Would it be possible to make Dina? I can't find her anywhere and she is not in the body shop either. She has a sister called Nina.


Not sure if this is serious or...? Lol, anyway, if you're looking to just get Dina there are many ways you can do this. I'm sure someone somewhere has posted just her for download, but if not you should ask how you can extract her in the help forums here on MTS. Currently, I am not interested in just extracting/posting Dina. Sorry

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Originally Posted by Jawusa
Yayy! Thanks for putting this together! I'm sure many people will find this useful!

Though, I just wanted to let you know that you don't necessarily have to make it a downtown subhood. Downtownies have their own specific townie group which is completely separate from the original townie pool. (There are a few more groups ie. Service NPCs, Garden Club Members, Strays, Hobby Instructors, Apartment Life Social Group Members, Tourists, etc.)

Meaning, changing the subhood type from Downtown to Shopping District wouldn't affect the downtownie pool. They'd still be classified as downtownies, even if you add the subhood as a Shopping District to a neighborhood. So, you may want to include a Shopping District version as well, since the game doesn't let you have multiple inhabited Downtown subhoods by default.


Hi Jawusa!

Absolutely! Super happy you like it! I was not aware that they wouldn't lose their Downtownie tag/classification if I made it a Shopping District - that's good to know! Thank you! I originally did it as a Downtown subhood not only because I wasn't sure if they would lose their classification, but also just for ease of adding them since they are under the "Downtown" menu in the game. However, now that I know this I will definitely make a version that is a Shopping District so players don't have to follow the tutorial and can just easily add them to their games

Thanks again!
Mad Poster
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#6 Old 4th Jul 2021 at 10:09 AM
Thank you. There are a couple of downtownies I have grown fond of, and I miss them
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#7 Old 9th Jul 2021 at 2:19 PM
Thank you so much, this is an awesome download. I didn't know this was even possible. I hope you're ok with me asking this, but... How did you do this? Is there a tutorial out there? Because I would love to make a few similar ones, for example containing the dormies from the universities and the apartment townies from the AL stealth hood. I figure, if I do those once, then it saves me a lot of work in the future. Because I really love using clean templates, but I also love the townies a lot.
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#8 Old 11th Jul 2021 at 3:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Adrime
Thank you so much, this is an awesome download. I didn't know this was even possible. I hope you're ok with me asking this, but... How did you do this? Is there a tutorial out there? Because I would love to make a few similar ones, for example containing the dormies from the universities and the apartment townies from the AL stealth hood. I figure, if I do those once, then it saves me a lot of work in the future. Because I really love using clean templates, but I also love the townies a lot.


Hi! I don't mind you asking at all! At the very end of the description I give credit to the original simmer who discovered this along with the forum from which they posted it, I can't be bothered to screw around with the linking stuff here in the comments but if you go back to the description and scroll down, you'll see them there