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  • Mstybl95Mstybl95 Posts: 4,881 Member
    Ethroptur wrote: »
    I have recently been given a digital copy of The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection, yet in my attempts to transfer all of my save files to the Ultimate Collection via copy/paste, I have encountered an error. For some reason, the Ultimate Collection refuses to recognise my transferred custom neighbourhoods. This is made even more bizarre by the fact that the game recognises my CC perfectly fine (the "running-with-scissors" scissors).

    I've already tried repairing my copy of the game via Origin, but to no luck. Does anyone have a workaround for this issue? Before downloading the Ultimate Collection, I was using the store edition of TS2. Thanks.

    Did you have all packs before? Did you place the neighborhood folders into the game folder before the game updated?

    I think the problem might be due to the game being updated, but the neighborhood files not having the same data in them.
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  • Rflong7Rflong7 Posts: 35,423 Member
    @Ethroptur wrote: »
    I have recently been given a digital copy of The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection, yet in my attempts to transfer all of my save files to the Ultimate Collection via copy/paste, I have encountered an error. For some reason, the Ultimate Collection refuses to recognise my transferred custom neighbourhoods. This is made even more bizarre by the fact that the game recognises my CC perfectly fine (the "running-with-scissors" scissors).

    I've already tried repairing my copy of the game via Origin, but to no luck. Does anyone have a workaround for this issue? Before downloading the Ultimate Collection, I was using the store edition of TS2. Thanks.

    Hi, :mrgreen:
    How did you transfer the files? Did you paste over the originals? -What were the neighborhood numbers?
    Where did you put them- location address.
    Did you let the game generate all the files first? :)
  • EthropturEthroptur Posts: 9 New Member
    > @Rflong7 said:
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    > Hi, :mrgreen:
    > How did you transfer the files? Did you paste over the originals? -What were the neighborhood numbers?
    > Where did you put them- location address.
    > Did you let the game generate all the files first? :)

    The location address is C:\Users\andyb\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection. Before I was given the Ultimate Collection I had all of the EPs, and two of the SPs (Mansion & Garden Stuff & Holiday Stuff).

    I moved the files into a backup folder before uninstalling the physical version of the game, then I installed the Ultimate Collection. I let the game generate all the files first. I then deleted the original neighbourhoods file, along with SC4terrain & storytelling files from the aforementioned address and copy-pasted the corresponding files from the backup into the Ultimate Collection documents folder.

    Thank you in advance.
  • EthropturEthroptur Posts: 9 New Member
    > @Rflong7 said:
    > @Ethroptur wrote: »
    >
    > I have recently been given a digital copy of The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection, yet in my attempts to transfer all of my save files to the Ultimate Collection via copy/paste, I have encountered an error. For some reason, the Ultimate Collection refuses to recognise my transferred custom neighbourhoods. This is made even more bizarre by the fact that the game recognises my CC perfectly fine (the "running-with-scissors" scissors).
    >
    > I've already tried repairing my copy of the game via Origin, but to no luck. Does anyone have a workaround for this issue? Before downloading the Ultimate Collection, I was using the store edition of TS2. Thanks.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Hi, :mrgreen:
    > How did you transfer the files? Did you paste over the originals? -What were the neighborhood numbers?
    > Where did you put them- location address.
    > Did you let the game generate all the files first? :)

    Apologies for double-posting. I made an error with the quotations.

    The location address is C:\Users\andyb\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection. Before I was given the Ultimate Collection I had all of the EPs, and two of the SPs (Mansion & Garden Stuff & Holiday Stuff).

    I moved the files into a backup folder before uninstalling the physical version of the game, then I installed the Ultimate Collection. I let the game generate all the files first. I then deleted the original neighbourhoods file, along with SC4terrain & storytelling files from the aforementioned address and copy-pasted the corresponding files from the backup into the Ultimate Collection documents folder.

    Thank you in advance.
  • Rflong7Rflong7 Posts: 35,423 Member
    edited March 2018
    Instead of deleting the whole folder- neighborhoods- let it generate the folder and then just move the neighborhood folders you want: N00#. - is what I do and I didn't have a problem. Not that I know if it's better or not. Just a suggestion to try.

    You still have your old neighborhoods files backed up, then delete the whole folder (Neighborhoods) again to let the game generate it again- this time move your specific neighborhood folders into the new one- delete any old N00# and don't paste over them. Maybe.

    Good luck.
  • EthropturEthroptur Posts: 9 New Member
    > @Rflong7 said:
    > Instead of deleting the whole folder- neighborhoods- let it generate the folder and then just move the neighborhood folders you want: N00#. - is what I do and I didn't have a problem. Not that I know if it's better or not. Just a suggestion to try.
    >
    > You still have your old neighborhoods files backed up, then delete the whole folder (Neighborhoods) again to let the game generate it again- this time move your specific neighborhood folders into the new one- delete any old N00# and don't paste over them. Maybe.
    >
    > Good luck.

    I've just attempted such a thing, but it was no luck.
  • Mstybl95Mstybl95 Posts: 4,881 Member
    Did you update the game before or after you put the neighborhood files in the game folder?
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  • Rflong7Rflong7 Posts: 35,423 Member
    You let it regenerate the whole thing? Sorry... :(
    I actually didn't have a problem moving my old files into the new game files so I'm no help. I just thought the new NeighborhoodManage.package file would fix it. :(
  • EthropturEthroptur Posts: 9 New Member
    > @Mstybl95 said:
    > Did you update the game before or after you put the neighborhood files in the game folder?



    I did update the game, but as soon as I did all of the neighbourhoods, including the pre-made neighobourhoods, have disappeared. The files are still in the Neighborhoods folder, but the game refuses to acknowledge their existence.
  • Mstybl95Mstybl95 Posts: 4,881 Member
    Are they the original game neighborhoods or custom neighborhoods?

    Is the game generating the originals? Can you tell me the names of the neighborhoods? Do the files inside the neighborhood folder match the name of the folder? For example if the folder is named N001, then all the files inside should also be named N001_xxx.
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  • EthropturEthroptur Posts: 9 New Member
    > @Mstybl95 said:
    > Are they the original game neighborhoods or custom neighborhoods?
    >
    > Is the game generating the originals? Can you tell me the names of the neighborhoods? Do the files inside the neighborhood folder match the name of the folder? For example if the folder is named N001, then all the files inside should also be named N001_xxx.


    Both the original neighbourhoods and my custom neighbourhoods are failing to appear. The names of the neighbourhoods are as follows.
    E001
    F001
    G001
    N001
    N002
    N003
    N004
    N005
    N006
    N007
  • Mstybl95Mstybl95 Posts: 4,881 Member
    Ok...troubleshooting might be lengthy, but let's start from the top.

    Please move your neighborhoods to the desktop. Then delete the neighborhood folder. Run the game and go into one of the neighborhoods. Go into a lot and save the game. Exit the game. Report back if you are able to do this successfully.
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  • EthropturEthroptur Posts: 9 New Member
    I believe I may have identified the issue. According to a webpage on SimsNetwork, the store edition of TS2 contains some data files that are absent from the Ultimate Collection. Subsequently, neighbourhoods from one will be incompatible with the other unless one transfers some of the game files from the store edition files to the Ultimate Collection folder. I don't have my physical copy of the store edition with me right now, though I will do in a few days time. I will report back when I have tried this.
  • Scribal_GoddessScribal_Goddess Posts: 748 Member
    Ethroptur wrote: »
    I have recently been given a digital copy of The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection, yet in my attempts to transfer all of my save files to the Ultimate Collection via copy/paste, I have encountered an error. For some reason, the Ultimate Collection refuses to recognise my transferred custom neighbourhoods. This is made even more bizarre by the fact that the game recognises my CC perfectly fine (the "running-with-scissors" scissors).

    I've already tried repairing my copy of the game via Origin, but to no luck. Does anyone have a workaround for this issue? Before downloading the Ultimate Collection, I was using the store edition of TS2. Thanks.

    Hey, are you transferring the whole neighborhood? Because you can only have one (at a time) versions of the same neighborhood number. IIrc, if you have neighborhoods that were N001, n002, etc, it's possible that you won't be able to add them unless you delete or remove the game-generated N001 (Pleasantview) and N002 (Veronaville) first. Old save files won't just overwrite them properly, last I checked.
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  • sleekoduck87sleekoduck87 Posts: 164 Member
    Has anyone used MeetMe2theRiver's shopping districts with Ultimate Collection? Is there a certain way to install them without deleting the neighborhoods that came with your game? I just downloaded the new mod, but I'm afraid to install it because everything is working properly the way it is.
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    Check out my You Tube channel (Sleekoduck) for a working University Mod!
  • Scribal_GoddessScribal_Goddess Posts: 748 Member
    Has anyone used MeetMe2theRiver's shopping districts with Ultimate Collection? Is there a certain way to install them without deleting the neighborhoods that came with your game? I just downloaded the new mod, but I'm afraid to install it because everything is working properly the way it is.

    MeetMe's Bluewater should replace your Bluewater. I am not 100% on what it would mean if you had already added bluewater to a neighborhood, but based on what I know of templates it shouldn't change a bluewater you already added, because the template only stores a neighborhood at the state it is in at the start of play. (For example, if you replace the pleasantview template and swap between a vanilla N001 that you were previously playing, and a game started with the new template, Original Pleasantview should not be altered. Nor should any custom neighborhood you made that was assigned N001. You just can't have them in your neighborhoods folder at the same time.)

    That said, I recommend backing up your game to an outside location, then taking careful note of which files you'd have to delete to remove the custom shopping districts, and playing a throwaway test neighborhood. Once satisfied, you can put your real neighborhoods back in, or remove the custom districts and replace them with the original. (Save the originals. Just change the name to something like ShoppingDistrict1_backup so the game can't read them.)
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  • lulubadwolflulubadwolf Posts: 630 Member
    edited March 2018
    Has anyone used MeetMe2theRiver's shopping districts with Ultimate Collection? Is there a certain way to install them without deleting the neighborhoods that came with your game? I just downloaded the new mod, but I'm afraid to install it because everything is working properly the way it is.

    I have used MeetMe2theRiver's shopping districts (the clean version of Bluewater and the other neighbourhood, if that's what you're asking for) with Ultimate Collection to (successfully) create an uberhood (and to replace the original bluewater ). But i'm afraid that i don't understand your question. What new mod are you talking about ?
    Edit: Typo
  • sleekoduck87sleekoduck87 Posts: 164 Member
    Has anyone used MeetMe2theRiver's shopping districts with Ultimate Collection? Is there a certain way to install them without deleting the neighborhoods that came with your game? I just downloaded the new mod, but I'm afraid to install it because everything is working properly the way it is.

    I have used MeetMe2theRiver's shopping districts (the clean version of Bluewater and the other neighbourhood, if that's what you're asking for) with Ultimate Collection to (successfully) create an uberhood (and to replace the original bluewater ). But i'm afraid that i don't understand your question. What new mod are you talking about ?
    Edit: Typo

    Mod = MeetMe2theRiver's neighborhoods

    I've used them before I installed Ultimate Collection, but I'm concerned about replacing what I already have.
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    Check out my You Tube channel (Sleekoduck) for a working University Mod!
  • octobersimmeroctobersimmer Posts: 38 Member
    Loving that there’s still huge support for sims 2
  • lulubadwolflulubadwolf Posts: 630 Member
    Has anyone used MeetMe2theRiver's shopping districts with Ultimate Collection? Is there a certain way to install them without deleting the neighborhoods that came with your game? I just downloaded the new mod, but I'm afraid to install it because everything is working properly the way it is.

    I have used MeetMe2theRiver's shopping districts (the clean version of Bluewater and the other neighbourhood, if that's what you're asking for) with Ultimate Collection to (successfully) create an uberhood (and to replace the original bluewater ). But i'm afraid that i don't understand your question. What new mod are you talking about ?
    Edit: Typo

    Mod = MeetMe2theRiver's neighborhoods

    I've used them before I installed Ultimate Collection, but I'm concerned about replacing what I already have.

    I didn't understand, i thought you were talking about a mod like better camera mod or else :D
    Don't worry it won't touch anything you already made, and it's perfectly compatible with the ultimate collection :)
  • JoeyslangJoeyslang Posts: 8 New Member
    I love the Sims 2. Runs a bit slow on the bigger lots tho.
  • EmilytheSimmer18EmilytheSimmer18 Posts: 8 New Member
    My game still got object errors when I create a sim.
  • Scribal_GoddessScribal_Goddess Posts: 748 Member
    My game still got object errors when I create a sim.

    Does CAS crash when it does this?
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  • marcel21marcel21 Posts: 11,484 Member
    Loving that there’s still huge support for sims 2

    The sims 2 is worth supporting.
    I appreciate how much they thought went into the whole experience.

    Reacting is better
    Life stages are better
    Jobs are better
    So much was put into each expansion.
  • octobersimmeroctobersimmer Posts: 38 Member
    I’m back my friends with more great news: I have the pink flashing issue every now and again. How do I solve it.
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