I've been guilting over the problems you found and what I can do about them. Re crashing lots
- I'm actually pretty pleased you can't get any of the lots to crash! I was thinking them through in my head last night as I went to sleep and Philip's is the only house I remember with a driveway. I'd have to do what you're doing and go back to every lot to be sure of my facts. As to community lots, I can see from the pics on the website that there are ford mustangs on the car showroom
and probably a driveway too. I can also see a catastrophic cat on the flea market
. I'm now wondering if the crash problem with Philip's lot was always the cat and not the driveway. hmmmm Re the Monty's.
I think all the Monty ancestors are stubs, so they aren't going to be running around as ghosts spreading gossip if that helps. I think also that they were the first, or among the first families I placed. I tried very hard to keep the 'hood clean. Isabella Monty is one I remember doing a lot of work on and I did that in another 'hood before putting her in Meadow Lawns. Most families were kept clean from the start. I put for more effort into the backstory of the living sims than I did with ancestors. For me, the albums are the back story, not the family tree. Hope you like those.Staines family
- somebody reported that they were getting flirt wants in that family. I couldn't see anything wrong with the family relationships, but it was a worry. It was intended as a dysfunctional family anyway so a bit of incest would be in keeping. Let me know if you see anything odd with them. They were pretty much the first family I ever made (in CAS).Camera hack required
- it's noted on the website, but you can't get to the edges of the 'hood if you don't have a camera hack. The secret army base becomes a lot more secret without one! I give a link to Dewshine's update of Gunmod's hack, http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?p=1647071#post1647071but
I had trouble with it in an all EP game and took it out. Do you have an expert recommendation. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?p=1647071#post1647071Extras
- I built seven cottages using Seasons which are much nicer than some of my base game efforts plus roller rink & skating rink lots. If I were playing the hood myself, I'd replace some of the cottages with these and add the community lots. All the Willow lots are free on TSR http://www.thesimsresource.com/members/cwykes/downloads/details/category/sims2-sets-lots/title/willow-lane/id/689231/
Yes, I know they come with added sypware... Putting them on my site is another job that's been on the to-do list forever. I'll mail clean files to you if you like the pics.
Unless the Monty problem is fixable, I don't think it's worth doing a v7 of the 'hood. I should update the website though to say the catastrophic cat is required and note the Monty problem. Even updating the website is a pain because I haven't even got an ftp package installed on my new Win7 PC and there are probably passwords I've forgotten/lost; plus SimPE crashed on me both time I tried. If I were to update, would it be worth going round the lots to use that lighting fix you mention? I'm not clear if they'd stay fixed if downloaded by somebody without the fix.
Well I have more things on my to-do list now... Let me know if the list grows.