This is the Sims 2 small terrain I made in SC4 that I’m using to play my custom ‘hood Edgewood. I’ve had a few requests to share it, so here it is!
The terrain consists of two peninsulas meant to be connected by train and a small island. Only the large peninsula has roads, but you can easily use Hood Replace to add more roads if you like. This is perfect for a small, playable custom neighborhood.
Required & Recommended CC
The only required CC for this terrain is a camera mod that allows you to see the entire map. These are my favorites:
You don’t need any other CC to use this terrain besides a camera mod. But I recommend you download the following:
This will allow you to get a look similar to my hood, where the train is on a bridge over the water and “stops” at a little train station in your ‘hood.
How to Add the Train
If you want to add the train as seen in my ‘hood, here are the instructions. I will assume that you have downloaded the Ultimate Railway Set above.
First, place down a train station next to the road at the West side of the map. I like to center it like this:
Next, there will be an area of the terrain that isn’t completely flat. Enter the cheat “modifyneighborhoodterrain on” without the quotes. Right click to select an area of the ground near the end of the train station. It will be highlighted in green. Then press the \ button on your keyboard (forward slash).
If you did it right, you should have a leveled area at the end of the station for your tunnel into the mountain. You may have to play with this a bit to get it exactly how you want it, but you WILL need to do this if you want a train with tunnel.
NOTE: You need the Freetime Expansion Pack in order for this cheat to work.
Now, place the Maxis train track down, making sure to place the tracks over the decorative ones like this:
Once you place the tracks, the train will appear and you can see exactly where it will travel. The tracks will extend all the way across the ‘hood to the peninsula on the other side.
Next, it’s time to place the tunnels. The tunnels also came with the Railway Set you downloaded above. Center the tunnel over the train tracks and into the mountain like this:
Your train will appear to come out of the tunnel on it’s way through your ‘hood. It makes a really nice effect.
Repeat this process for the mountain on the other side, so it looks like your train disappears through another tunnel and moves on out of your neighborhood:
Next, add your bridge. This part is optional, but it looks SO MUCH better if you add a bridge over the water. Select the “Railway Single Bridge Long” from the Railway set. Use the < and > buttons on your keyboard to turn the bridge to the right angle. Then line it up over the track and place it like this:
The Edgewood terrain is made specifically for this bridge to work properly in this exact spot. If you try to place it elsewhere, you may have to mess around with it to get it to work. It will reach all the way across to the other side.
Finally, add a little deco around your tunnels to cover up the sharp angles. Use trees, rocks, and whatever else you like. Here’s what your terrain will look like when you’re done:
Now you’re ready to start building. Don’t forget to beautify your ‘hood by adding skylines, terrain replacements, and an animated sky.
Download & Install
Click the button below to download.
To install the terrain, unzip the package folder and place ALL the files in your Documents/EA Games/The Sims 2/SC4 Terrains folder. Now when you create a new ‘hood, the terrain will be available to choose.
Alternate download link: Dropbox