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Picked upload! Felicity Island

by topp Posted 5th Apr 2016 at 11:06 PM - Updated 6th Apr 2018 at 3:37 PM by DJ.
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Felicity Island
[Neighborhood] | Vacation Destination
for The Sims 2
FI40 - Minor update 2016/07/29


Hi. Please read the yellow part, it's kind of important.

READ BEFORE DOWNLOADING
No roads.
The lots and the island itself have no roads. This means you cannot put new lots down, you cannot move existing lots around in-game, and you shouldn't bin lots, as you won't be able to put them down anywhere. However, you have nearly 40 empty lots at your disposal, and you may rezone them, or resize them using Lot Adjuster. I recommend you use Sim self menu/Walk to Lot command to navigate to lots.

Neighborhood camera mod.
You need to have one in order to see all the lots of the island, given that some of the lots are placed near the very edge of the world. My personal pick is GunMod's Camera Mod 3.1, but you may use any other mod.

Powerful enough machine.
Needed to avoid the great amount of lag that could happen on big lots, the waterfall, or in neighborhood view (because of lots of trees).

Custom Content Required
Please bear in mind that in order to play this neighborhood, you have to download a big deal of CC (around 150 MB). I've gathered most of the files in a single archive, but since the file is too big for upload on MTS, it's hosted on SimFileShare. There are several items not included in the bundle. Also, some of the required content is a default replacement of certain in-game items; I would therefore advise you to make a separate gaming environment just for Felicity Island, to avoid your other neighborhoods having barrels for street trash cans, etc.

The items on the following list are required in order to play this island.



A BRIEF SUMMARY
I got the idea of creating Felicity Island from the same-named neighborhood from The Sims Castaway Stories. What got me into making this big island is, among many other things, the limited real estate EA provided us with in their Felicity Island.
So, here's mine, with 80 lots in total.


ISLAND PLAN
The island has eight districts: The South Village, The Highlands, The Valley Village, The Grasslands, The Aurora Glade, The Hot Springs, The Outlands, and The Jungle.
You can find several different maps of this island and a list of all lot names and positions at the end of the gallery (at the top of this page).


LOT STATS
EMPTY LOTS: 36
STARTER HOMES: 4
RESIDENCES: 10
APARTMENTS: 9
TOTAL NUMBER OF RESIDENTIAL LOTS: 59

PURPOSEFUL COMMUNITY LOTS: 8
DECORATIVE COMMUNITY LOTS: 11
LODGING: 2
TOTAL NUMBER OF COMMUNITY LOTS: 21


ADDITIONAL PICTURES
The images at the top of this page give you an overall idea of what this island is about. You can find more pictures that I took while I was building this island in this thread.


INSTALLATION
FI40 folder (found in FI40.rar) goes to Documents\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods.
Required CC goes to Documents\The Sims 2\Downloads. Watch out for special installation instructions of modular stairs.
A modded neighborhood camera file (Gunmod's, for example) goes to Documents\The Sims 2\Cameras.


KNOWN ISSUES
  • When traveling by vehicle, the vehicle will just appear on lot instead of driving and pulling over. It will also disappear when traveling off lot. This is due to lots having no roads and vehicle portals being placed on non-flat terrain.
  • Saltwater Pools - reported by ApplezNBananaz:
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ApplezNBananaz
    I went to the Staltwater Pools and the terrain there has made a cluster of sims end up stuck on the edges or in some of the far corners.
    If you're experiencing this issue, you can easily fix it by fixing the pedestrian portals. Download the Portal Revealer, load Saltwater Pools to edit, go to Build mode, Doors & Windows, Double Story Windows, and pick and place the yellow flamingo on the lot. Now, search for yellow boxes with a red arrow on the top. Pick them up. The object description should say "*Portal - Pedestrian". Place the box somewhere on a flat surface with enough space for Sims to reach it. Search for any remaining, sunken or otherwise inaccessible portals, and move them somewhere appropriate. Once you're done replacing the portals, you can delete the yellow flamingo.
    This issue happened probably because I forgot to replace the portals once I tweaked the lot's elevation in Lot Adjuster.


ADDITIONAL CUSTOM CONTENT
The required custom content is listed at the top of this page. Do not play this island without the required bits in your Downloads!

There are also things I recommend having alongside the required CC.
Not included, recommended:** To have this mod work properly with this neighborhood, please make sure to add a 1x1 pool to all non-beach lots.

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I think I managed to mention it all. Hope you enjoy.



Additional Credits:
A very big thanks to our late Mootilda, without whom the Lot Adjuster wouldn't exist today, and without which this roadless neighborhood with unique-looking beaches would not be possible to make.

Thanks to Inge Jones for her Portal Revealer, which was also a much needed tool in making the lots look more natural without roads.

Another big hug and thanks go out to Lauratje86, who's been so thorough in testing the pre-release version of this neighborhood.

Thanks to EA and Maxis, for creating The Sims: Castaway Stories. Without the game, I would not have ever got to know Felicity Island, and I wouldn't become so obsessed with it.

Thanks to Quaxi, Inge Jones, and numerous other contributors who made SimPE possible.

Thanks to all of the creators whose content I used in the process of making this island.

Also, thanks to Jawusa, for her heart-warming words she sent my way when the island hasn't even been published yet, and for taking her time to extract the Sims' appearances (and fix them!) from EA's Felicity Island.

Finally, a pat on the back to Prah, who was the person that suggested I posted pictures of this island wayyy back in November '15. If it wasn't for him, this island would have remained for my private use only!



Download files
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
FI40.rar | Description: Neighborhood - No Sims (minor update 2016/07/29) 26.99 MB 2,678 29th Jul 2016
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Want to add the original Felicity Island inhabitants, such as Fangaloka Manave, Rainui Heimata and others to this world? Check out Jawusa's extracted fixed CS Sims! Put the packages in SavedSims folder instead of Downloads. Sims are found in CAS in-game, in Sim bin (not the neighborhood Family bin).

Remember how sexy CS water looked like? Voeille made Sims 2 water sexy, too! Check it out here. Make sure you add a 1x1 pool to all non-beach lots!