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Welcome to Riverside Shopping

by The Riverside Group Posted 18th Mar 2014 at 6:46 PM - Updated 11th Mar 2014 at 1:32 AM by HugeLunatic
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Welcome to Riverside Shopping District.

Riverside is a serene neighborhood with an eclectic assortment of homes nestled between the river and the mountains. Lots of parks, lakes, and trees increase the surrounding beauty. But, is trouble brewing beneath the peaceful veneer?

The neighbors include freewheeling singles like the Anderson and Ross households; large nuclear families like the Jeffersons, and Marshalls; and multigenerational families like the Molyneux and Russells. Each family has its own challenges to face, in its own way; and whether they triumph or succumb to despair, only time will tell. You can read about our residents, their houses, and the community lots in the comments for this thread.

In addition to the playable families, Riverside contains a number of townies; however, it was built on empty templates and the townies were built to match the original ones shown in the preview pictures. They are not the Pleasantview townies, and care has been taken to ensure that no sims unnecessary to the vision were created.

Although we have a variety of families already living here, there are plenty of new homes to choose from. You'll be glad that you decided to join our community. New homes are completely unfurnished, so be sure to bring your old furnishings or stop by the furniture store before you come. You'll find information in the comments about a small selection of the houses for sale in Riverside. To view the rest, be sure to visit our lovely neighborhood.

This is a recreation of Maxis' lost neighborhood. As many of you know, Riverside was meant to be the only neighborhood featured in The Sims 2 during early production. During this time, Maxis released a series of screenshots of Riverside and its amazing lots. Later on in development, Maxis decided to destroy Riverside to make way for three new Sims 2 neighborhood. In the process, this great neighborhood was lost and forgotten. After finding a Riverside hood made by Thsms204, which was incomplete and corrupted, we decided to make a complete, safe, base-game version of Riverside for all to play.

For the original fly through:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO-5JPFxe9c

To extract:
1. Download the rar file RiversideShopping.rar.
2. Double click on RiversideShopping.rar to unpack.

To install: (Open for Business Expansion Pack required.)
1. Place the folder B107 into your "C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Open For Business\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate" folder. (This must be placed in the programs folder for it to work.)

You will need to use Mootilda's mod "Fix Subhood Selection" to fix subhood selection button: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=420924
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Originally Posted by Mootilds
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- You can temporarily move the shipped B001 (Business District) folder somewhere else. Then, your new subhood should be available to be installed by clicking on the large button. Be sure to restore the original shipped neighborhoods after you've installed your new subhood.


Camera Mod:
This shopping district does not require a camera mod. All lots are visible in a vanilla game, although you will not be able to see all of the lots at the same time. You may need to rotate the camera to see some of the lots.

Potential Issues:
Some players may not see all the "Story Telling" pictures, if so please let us know.
Though the scenarios described in the neighborhood story and household description were created with care, certain functions of later EPs may interfere with their realization; for instance, the trashed bathroom in the Molyneux house may be cleaner and less broken than expected. The developers have done their best, however, to ensure that every player entering every household walks into the middle of some challenging situation. Enjoy.

Additional Credits:
The original, flawed recreation of Riverside by Thsms204 was used as a model. Tools used in construction include Mootilda's LotCompressor, LotAdjuster, and HoodChecker; Numenor's AnyGame Starter, Quaxi's SimPE which was further developed by Peter and Inge Jones, and SaraMK and Argon's Empty and Cleaned up Templates. The neighborhood was compressed using JFade's Compressorizer, which in turn uses benrg's DBPF library

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Open for Business
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
RiversideShopping.7z 18.80 MB 3,393 18th Mar 2014
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\

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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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