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Picked upload! Fix subhood selection

by Mootilda Posted 29th Sep 2010 at 4:01 PM - Updated 19th Oct 2010 at 1:30 AM by Mootilda : Restore default picture
49 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 16 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
These mods will allow you to select from a list of downtowns and shopping districts, by removing the large button which prevents the display of the entire list.

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After:
The mods will also properly display a scroll bar if there are too many universities, downtowns, shopping districts, or vacation destinations to display in the available space, so that you can easily see the entire list.

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After:

AllowMultipleDowntown requires Pets or any later EP or SP. Before Pets, the game will not properly fill the list of available Downtown areas, which means that you cannot select a Downtown area without the button. I am trying to find a way to force Nightlife and Open for Business to fill the list.

All of the mods (except AllowMultipleDowntown as noted above) are compatible with any combination of EPs and SPs, including just the base game. However, if you do not have the EP which allows you to select a particular type of subhood, then the mod will do nothing. The download contains four separate mods, so that you can select only the ones which you actually need:
- Moo_FixMultipleUniversity.package is only useful if you have University.
- Moo_AllowMultipleDowntown.package is only useful if you have Nightlife. It requires at least one EP or SP from Pets on.
- Moo_AllowMultipleShopping.package is only useful if you have Open for Business.
- Moo_FixMultipleVacation.package is only useful if you have Bon Voyage.

These mods are particularly useful for creating and using custom subhood templates, and for creating mega-hoods using the same technique:
http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=420196

Sharing Policy:
Please feel free to share these mods, along with a link to this thread. I especially hope that you will share these mods along with any subhood templates that you create.

Possible Conflicts:
These mods will conflict with any other mods which affect the subhood-template selection UI. To my knowledge, the only existing conflicts are with Marvin Kosh's mods which remove the Downtown and Bluewater Village buttons:
http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...pic,6872.0.html
http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...pic,9803.0.html


Additional Credits:
Quaxi and Peter and Inge Jones for SimPE:
http://sims.ambertation.de/

Numenor for the AnyGameStarter, which allowed me to test these mods with various configurations of the game:
http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=250555

Marvin Kosh, for the inspiration of his two mods which will remove the Downtown and Bluewater Village buttons, but which do not properly display the scrolling lists.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Moo_MultipleSubhoods.zip 10.0 KB 23,543 29th Sep 2010
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: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 8th Feb 2011 at 4:28 PM
It sounds to me that people are expecting this mod to add more options for downtown/uni/shopping, like in Mootilda's screenshots. It will not do that. It will only allow you to see more hoods, if you already made/installed more hood options separately from this download. This only gets rid of the big button, it does not contain any custom hoods.
Thanks, Mootilda, this is great! Now if only we could find some more custom hoods to download... Your Uni hood is awesome, btw
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#27 Old 8th Feb 2011 at 7:35 PM
That's correct; thanks for the clarification. I actually created new subhood templates so that I could test this mod. You are seeing those subhood templates in the screenshots.

I am hoping that my new simpler tutorial for creating subhoods will inspire people to create new subhoods:
http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=420196

I am currently working on a list of available neighborhoods, including subhoods.

I also intend to write a new tutorial about converting an existing neighborhood to a downtown or business district subhood. This technique will allow the simple creation of custom mega-hoods.
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#28 Old 9th Feb 2011 at 9:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by 6akalaka1
It sounds to me that people are expecting this mod to add more options for downtown/uni/shopping, like in Mootilda's screenshots. It will not do that. It will only allow you to see more hoods, if you already made/installed more hood options separately from this download. This only gets rid of the big button, it does not contain any custom hoods.
Thanks, Mootilda, this is great! Now if only we could find some more custom hoods to download... Your Uni hood is awesome, btw


Thanks that answers my question as to why the download doesn't work for me.
Test Subject
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#29 Old 23rd Aug 2011 at 2:30 AM
Ty for this, now its less confusing lol
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Original Poster
#30 Old 23rd Aug 2011 at 3:49 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by 6akalaka1
Now if only we could find some more custom hoods to download... Your Uni hood is awesome, btw
Here is the list of all known subhoods:
http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title...rhoods#Subhoods

If you know of any subhoods that I've missed, please let me know.
Meet Me In My Next Life
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#31 Old 28th Oct 2011 at 8:53 PM
Thank so very much for this it is much needed in my game.
Test Subject
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#32 Old 11th Aug 2012 at 11:48 AM
Thank you so much! Very much appreciated!
Field Researcher
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#33 Old 15th May 2013 at 4:21 AM
TY Mootilda! =D
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 17th Aug 2013 at 7:51 AM
Thank you for posting the subhoods list. There is a major one not on the list.
http://meetme2theriver.livejournal.com/56486.html
This has populated cleaned up neighborhoods of all the maxi hoods. Each can be used as a basehood or a shopping district. (Separate downloads.) In this way anyone can make their own megahood (in combination with this mod you made) in any combination.
This leads me to a request. I would love to have the maxi hoods as subhoods, only unpopulated. I'd like to use all those nicely laid out hoods, link them up, and create an interesting challenge.
I have no skills or talents in modding. I am greatly hoping someone will read your directions and want to try it out....like my idea....and then feel like sharing.
And to the mts moderators, I would so love it if you created a new section called "subhoods" to make it easy for us to find them. It will make less work for Mootilda too.

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Original Poster
#35 Old 17th Aug 2013 at 4:21 PM
Tarlia's hoods have been documented in the wiki from the beginning, filed under Megahoods, Nightlife subhoods, and Open for Business subhoods. It would probably make sense to add a section labelled Neighborhood Templates and add links to Tarlia's clean hoods and the empty hoods from MATY.

It's very simple to remove sims from a neighborhood or subhood:
http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=468987

Of course, if you're working with subhoods, you'll need to work in an empty environment, just as you do when creating the subhood from scratch:
http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=420196

It's very unlikely that the moderators will see comment posts in a download thread. If you want to make suggestions about the site, try posting in the Site -> Site Questions and Issues forum.
Test Subject
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#36 Old 22nd Apr 2014 at 12:18 PM
Good job... Great contribution... Thanks.
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 16th May 2014 at 10:00 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mootilda
Tarlia's hoods have been documented in the wiki from the beginning, filed under Megahoods, Nightlife subhoods, and Open for Business subhoods. It would probably make sense to add a section labelled Neighborhood Templates and add links to Tarlia's clean hoods and the empty hoods from MATY.

It's very simple to remove sims from a neighborhood or subhood:
http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=468987

Of course, if you're working with subhoods, you'll need to work in an empty environment, just as you do when creating the subhood from scratch:
http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=420196

It's very unlikely that the moderators will see comment posts in a download thread. If you want to make suggestions about the site, try posting in the Site -> Site Questions and Issues forum.


Mootilda, isn't this the same thing as when you create a custom hood, and it adds it to the list? If not, what's the difference? I like to know so I won't download anything I don't need.
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Original Poster
#38 Old 17th May 2014 at 12:24 AM
The purpose of this mod is to allow you to see multiple items in the subhood selection list. The default for the game is to show one large button (assuming that you only have one subhood which can be added), but that doesn't allow you to select between different subhoods.
Mad Poster
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#39 Old 27th May 2014 at 3:40 PM
I resisted this for a long time. Now I can't see why I did that. This makes things easier. Thanks!
Field Researcher
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#40 Old 25th Jul 2014 at 4:08 AM
Thank you... so much for this.
Lab Assistant
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#41 Old 10th Aug 2014 at 6:28 AM
thanks Mootilda good work on your part
Test Subject
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#42 Old 21st Sep 2014 at 12:26 AM
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Scholar
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#43 Old 9th May 2015 at 12:36 PM
I'm so glad that i can build my own megahoods with this mod now.
Thanks for the great work... and everything else
Top Secret Researcher
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#44 Old 11th May 2015 at 7:39 PM
Thank you
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 2nd Jul 2015 at 9:28 PM
I don't know if I'm doing something wrong, or not, but I'm not getting the choices of the different towns, just Downtown, and Bluewater Village shows. I don't know if this makes a difference or not, but I only have The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, but it has all the EPs in it. The big buttons are gone though, just the choices of the different towns are not there.
Test Subject
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#46 Old 18th Sep 2015 at 11:12 PM
Thanks!!
Field Researcher
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#47 Old 27th Jan 2016 at 8:33 AM
Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#48 Old 29th May 2016 at 1:40 AM
Thank you! It's really appreciated!!
Inventor
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#49 Old 17th Mar 2017 at 9:09 AM
Rest in peace, Moo. Thanks a bunch for this mod. God bless!
Test Subject
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#50 Old 28th May 2017 at 10:09 PM
It's been almost 3 years since you left us. Thanks a lot for this fix, as well as all other wonderful stuff you shared with us fellow simmers. We shall never forget you, dear Mootilda.
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