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30 Day Sims Challenge

Day 3 - Your favorite neighborhood (EA, downloaded, or self-made) from this challenge in thesims2 community.






Cooke's Landing was a little town I started as a BACC but two seasons in I wanted to play without rules. For awhile I've been missing the places I grew up. The neighborhood became a place for nostalgia and fantasy. I think it is a bit of small town, lush landscape and fantasy remixed from places I hold in my mind's eye. It is the first neighborhood that I've fully decorated and built from the ground up (though I did not build the terrain). The inhabitants for the first generation are Maxis made sims that I remade and repurposed to seed the neighborhood. The hood is played in rotation but I haven't taken many screenshots of the families. I've kept with the idea of living off the land, growing slowly but I'm willing to pop in a few cheats to achieve some of the visual feel I want.

I'll be linking in a separate topic some photos that capture the places I have in mind when building. I didn't take shots of the houses for today's challenge. Most residents are just now getting their businesses or careers on track to make a bit of money so I haven't done much decorating. From the main hood:

















A couple from the in-progress vacation hoods






Comments

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olivethegreat
Sep. 5th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
Wow, the neighborhood is beautiful. I can't wait to see more pictures of it. :)
sidgwick
Sep. 5th, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
Excellent! This is the 'hood that gets more of my TLC so you will definitely be seeing more of it here.
katee412
Sep. 5th, 2011 02:32 am (UTC)
These pictures are just incredible, what a beautiful neighbourhood!
sidgwick
Sep. 5th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks! It was difficult to pick just a few shots. Mostly I wanted to capture the mood of the place.
kizzy_sims
Sep. 5th, 2011 11:11 am (UTC)
Awwwww it's lovely! :D
sidgwick
Sep. 5th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it!
atticbox
Sep. 5th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, very nicely done neighborhood! I do really like how quaint the town seems. And I especially like the beach lot you showed from the main hood. It is amazing and your landscaping looks so natural. I'm quite impressed!
inferiarecoming
Sep. 27th, 2011 09:30 am (UTC)
Love the vacation spots... they remind me of the place where my family used to go camping. Gorgeous, gorgeous shots. You have a great eye for decorating and designing these lots.
mswn
Oct. 12th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
These are so nice. I *do not* have your patience for landscaping at all!
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