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Picked upload! Fix subhood selection

by Mootilda Posted 29th Sep 2010 at 5:01 PM - Updated 19th Oct 2010 at 2:30 AM by Mootilda : Restore default picture
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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.

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.


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:

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:

Additional Credits:
Quaxi and Peter and Inge Jones for SimPE:

Numenor for the AnyGameStarter, which allowed me to test these mods with various configurations of the game:

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 29,563 29th Sep 2010
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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\


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

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#51 Old 16th Dec 2017 at 7:21 PM
Thank you
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#52 Old 30th Sep 2018 at 12:57 AM
Originally Posted by LaBlue314
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.

I'm having the same trouble myself. I really don't know what's going on.

Rob Riemensnyder is the biggest coward who ever lived. Stay away from him.
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#53 Old 11th Nov 2018 at 11:49 PM
Thank you <3
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