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Empty and Cleaned-up Templates. [UPDATED]
« on: 2006 May 18, 03:01:14 »
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EMPTY Pleasantview

Download: http://www.box.net/public/q51a8g3pr9

Argon created an even emptier Pleasantview. Get it here.

Sick of having Pleasantview's townies and NPCs in every custom neighborhood? Sick of fixing the mess that "DeleteAllCharacters" leaves behind? If you replace your Pleasantview template with this empty template, neither of the above will be a problem anymore. Any time you create a custom neighborhood, it will be completely empty, with no sims at all.

  • Open C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\UserData\Neighborhoods
  • Make a backup of the N001 folder
  • Open the N001 folder. Delete everything inside the Characters folder and delete the file N001_Neighborhood.package
  • Unzip the downloaded file, which is N001_Neighborhood.package. Place this into the N001 folder.


Repeat the process for StrangeTown and Veronaville, located here:
http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,4306.msg334133.html#msg334133



EMPTY UNI, NL, and OFB TEMPLATES

Download: http://www.box.net/public/rhnaxge14b

These are completely empty templates.

Once you install them, any time you add one of these sub-neighborhoods to one of your neighborhoods, no new characters will be added. Very useful if you hate townies, or want to control the number of characters that get dumped into your neighborhoods.

  • Open C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Nightlife\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate\
  • Make a backup of the D001 folder
  • Open the D001 folder. Delete everything inside the Characters folder and delete the file D001_Neighborhood.package
  • Unzip the downloaded file, which is D001_Neighborhood.package. Place this into the D001 folder.


  • Open C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 University\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate\
  • Make a backup of the U001 folder
  • Open the U001 folder. Delete everything inside the Characters folder and delete the file U001_Neighborhood.package
  • Unzip the downloaded file, which is U001_Neighborhood.package. Place this into the U001 folder.
  • Repeat for U002 and U003


  • Open C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Open For Business\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate\
  • Make a backup of the B001 folder
  • Open the B001 folder. Delete everything inside the Characters folder and delete the file B001_Neighborhood.package
  • Unzip the downloaded file, which is B001_Neighborhood.package. Place this into the B001 folder.




EMPTY SEASONS TEMPLATE

Three empty houses come with Seasons. If you want to get rid of them, delete the files in C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Seasons\TSData\Res\UserData\LotCatalog

The two simbin families, plus some nasty townies and NPC's, are being dumped into your neighborhoods thanks to the "stealthy" sub-neighborhood that is added to every single one of your neighborhoods.

Download: http://www.box.net/public/d6j78gvmxk

  • Open C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Seasons\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate\
  • Make a backup of the G002 folder
  • Open the G002 folder. Delete everything inside the Characters folder and delete the file G002_Neighborhood.package
  • Unzip the downloaded file, which is G002_Neighborhood.package. Place this into the G002 folder.


Empty Desiderata Valley:
http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,4306.msg342952.html#msg342952



EMPTY PETS TEMPLATE

Pets gives you several occupied houses. To get rid of them, delete the files in C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Pets\TSData\Res\UserData\LotCatalog

The rest of the Pets sims come with the neighborhood.

Download: http://www.box.net/public/0g2fvth4pb

  • Open C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Pets\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate\
  • Make a backup of the P001 folder
  • Open the P001 folder. Delete everything inside the Characters folder and delete the file P001_Neighborhood.package
  • Unzip the downloaded file, which is P001_Neighborhood.package. Place this into the P001 folder.




CLEANED-UP TEMPLATES

Download Links

Downtown (NL): http://www.box.net/public/fmb791itc0

Blue Water (OFB): http://www.box.net/public/x3hvomc3yq

Universities: http://www.box.net/public/7yfr117d9d

Pets: http://www.box.net/public/v87395s8z6

These are templates with only Maxis-made playable sims. Once you install them, any time you add one of these sub-neighborhoods to one of your neighborhoods, no new characters will be added except the Maxis playable sims. That means no townies or NPCs will be added.

Follow the same instructions as for the Empty Templates, but also replace the Characters folders with the ones downloaded from here.



Clean and Fixed Bon Voyage stuff

http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,4306.msg264144.html#msg264144



Clean and Fixed FreeTime

http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,4306.msg317272.html#msg317272



Clean and Fixed Apartment Life

http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/index.php/topic,4306.msg369354.html#msg369354



Clean and Fixed Pleasantview, Strangetown, Veronaville

http://www.4shared.com/dir/2250323/a7d398b0/Temporary.html
http://www.mediafire.com/?dvntyo1mw3x

The three original Maxis neighborhoods (Pleasantview, Veronaville, and Strangetown) come with all the Maxis playable sims plus any townies and NPCs that those sims know. No other townies and NPCs are included. The DNA, memories, and other problems have been fixed. There is also a PleasantviewTownies.rar file, which will let you add the townies back in, in case you'd miss Benjamin Longnose and the rest of the gang.

You're on your own for installing these, but it's pretty easy. The location to start in is C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\TSData\Res\UserData\Neighborhoods


Moderator edit: I added a link to Emma's post with the Strangetown and Veronville templates, added Bon Voyage, FreeTime, and Apartment Life sections, and fixed the broken link in the last section to point to Sysa's download instead.

Need more help?  Check out Jordi's Clean 'Hood Tutorial.  Further, Emma put all of the empty neighborhoods up through FreeTime into one place at this link:
http://www.4shared.com/dir/4323880/c0795b00/EmptyHoods.html
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Re: Empty Templates.
« Reply #1 on: 2006 May 18, 20:16:00 »
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Thanks so much for these...will make my sim life a lot easier.
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« Reply #2 on: 2006 May 19, 22:30:30 »
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Thank you Sara!
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« Reply #3 on: 2006 May 30, 11:17:41 »
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Did you ever finish the templates that only had the Maxis playables and townies that they already knew? I know you said that it was nearly (if not completely) possible to do so for Bluewater village, and the Downtown in the merged hood is already done that way (right?), but I would really like to have the "trimmed" universities if at all possible.

If nothing else, could you tell me the procedure I'd have to follow to do it for myself?
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« Reply #4 on: 2006 May 30, 19:11:06 »
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http://www.geocities.com/saramkirk/nhoods/nhoods.html

That's her tutorial on how to do it yourself. I followed it to trim down the universities and its pretty simple.
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« Reply #5 on: 2006 May 30, 20:08:53 »
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Awesome!

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« Reply #6 on: 2006 May 30, 20:47:11 »
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Awesome!

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Actually, I just forgot all about it. I have the attention span of a squirrel.

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Re: Empty Templates. UPDATED: Cleaned up Templates.
« Reply #7 on: 2006 May 30, 22:06:20 »
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http://www.geocities.com/saramkirk/nhoods/nhoods.html

That's her tutorial on how to do it yourself. I followed it to trim down the universities and its pretty simple.

You'll probably also want to delete the unused Sims Wants and Fears, DNA, and Relations. I didn't know that those could potentially cause problems at the time I wrote the tutorial. I'll update it as soon as I can.

EDit: Updated. Let me know if it isn't totally clear.
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Re: Empty Templates. UPDATED: Cleaned up Templates.
« Reply #8 on: 2006 June 16, 07:55:48 »
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Just wanted to note that I had to replace my original B001 folder before the new OFB patch would install.
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« Reply #9 on: 2006 June 16, 15:45:00 »
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Just wanted to note that I had to replace my original B001 folder before the new OFB patch would install.

Must be because of the part about the J'Adore Bakery and the Jacquet family being fixed.
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« Reply #10 on: 2006 October 26, 04:43:21 »
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Pardon the dark sorcery, but will these be updated for Pets?  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: 2006 October 26, 05:06:19 »
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Pardon the dark sorcery, but will these be updated for Pets?  Smiley
Cleaning Pets addons is easier: Backup your neighborhood, let Pets install, save the most-recently-generated SuburbXXX file, keep that, restore backup, add this file.
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« Reply #12 on: 2006 October 26, 05:42:00 »
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Noted and appreciated, but I'm wondering whether these templates for the prior neighborhoods need tweaking to work properly with Pets also or can they be used as-is?
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« Reply #13 on: 2007 January 25, 02:19:15 »
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Updated and new download locations.
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Re: Empty and Cleaned-up Templates. [UPDATED]
« Reply #14 on: 2007 January 28, 04:18:29 »
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I don't want the pre-made Maxis playable Sims. Is it ok to delete the character files before using the templates or will that leave garbage behind?
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« Reply #15 on: 2007 January 28, 05:21:23 »
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You should completely delete the characters folder if you use these templates, as is mentioned in the first post.
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Re: Empty and Cleaned-up Templates. [UPDATED]
« Reply #16 on: 2007 January 28, 07:56:29 »
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the first link provides the totally empty templates (all nice and clean)


the second set of links provides the templates that have the maxis playables
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« Reply #17 on: 2007 January 28, 14:21:58 »
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Why? You already have those on your PC…
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« Reply #18 on: 2007 January 28, 15:35:28 »
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Why? You already have those on your PC…

These have all the other (townie/NPC) sims deleted, which is harder for someone SimPE-challenged to do than to just delete all sims.
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« Reply #19 on: 2007 January 29, 05:26:10 »
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Thank you for doing this, and thank you for clearing up my confusion. I missed that top link.
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« Reply #20 on: 2007 January 29, 05:53:12 »
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SaraMK: oh good. That is actually perfect for a thing I am doing.
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« Reply #21 on: 2007 January 31, 22:33:31 »
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I re-uploaded the empty Pleasantview template. Somehow it had gotten edited out of my post and I didn't notice. Thanks to the person who emailed me about it!
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« Reply #22 on: 2007 February 14, 02:32:41 »
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Okay, stupid question of the day:
If I add those templates, create hood X and later on want to create hood Y with all the original Maxis characters, can I then just exchange the templates with the original Maxis ones, create hood Y and still play hood X unaffected  Huh

Does this make sence  Huh  Huh  Huh

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« Reply #23 on: 2007 February 14, 02:41:00 »
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Makes sense, and the answer is yes.
The templates only apply at the moment you add a subneighbourhood to your neighbourhood. If you change the templates later (because you want the EAMaxis Sims back), your previously added subneighbourhoods will not be affected.
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« Reply #24 on: 2007 February 14, 02:48:36 »
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Great and thanks  Grin

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