Wow, the work you did on this looks incredible. I think it makes so much sense to have Belladonna Cove as the main hood.

I wish I had Pets so I could download!

Thanks! Aw, sucks that you don't have Pets. :( You could always wish for a last minute Christmas present...

Congratulations on finishing this massive project! And just in time for Christmas, too. What a nice gift to all of us who have been impatiently following your progress. Thanks A LOT!!!! I know what I'll be doing during Christmas now... (What a good thing it is that we are not going anywhere or having guests over for Christmas - it's the first time since....oh, must be like twenty years *I feel so old*)!

I have a couple of questions before I install the game:
- what is the hood number? Since you used Belladonna Cove as your base hood (didn't you?), I suppose it is E001 and I'll have to move my regular BC before I install this.
- have you tested the alien abductions with multiple PTs? I know there were problems with PT-hacks in Mixreality's hood and I did have them even in HP's hood (got daddy clones instead of green beans).
- what did you do to the DNA of the townies who's DNA has been fixed/altered? I know that you asked about that in a post, but what conclusion did you make? Just in case I want to change something back...

That's all for now - I'm sure I'll come back with more questions after a while. :)

Once again, thanks for your huge effort!

Have a nice Christmas!

And got the answer to my first question already, when I clicked the download link... :)

What a lovely Christmas gift! ^_^ Thank you for the massive amount of work you put into this. If my current Strangetown ever becomes borked, I'll be rebuilding with this.

Oh, and a bit of a noobish question...

is it generally okay to resurrect the Tricous and Rainelle? I was a little unsure about whether I should do that in my Strangetown. If it's iffy, I'd just as soon clone them instead.

Thank you!! *happy dance* What a great Christmas present :)

You've done such a wonderful job, thank you!
Merry Christmas! :D

Thanks! Have fun, and Merry Christmas. :)

This is amazing! I've been planning to re-model all the neighborhoods and give the inhabitants some makeovers (as a hobby, because I enjoy re-decorating houses) and I think I'll begin with this one :)

Thank you!

Thanks! :) I hope you'll have fun! We plan to do something similar with it, actually. Lots and lots of makeovers (but playing it too).

Woot! Thanks so much for all your hard work on this project!

Thanks, and you're welcome. :) Have fun!

I love it! I played around with it a bit but am gonna start fresh, probably gonna restart my uberhood story (AGAIN!) with this!

:) I'm glad! I'd be very interested to see your uberhood story restarted too!

I'm a bit late at catching up, but you deserve a standing ovation for this work! :D

Personally, have too many unfinished business with my current hoods, but I'll surely use it next time I start a new one (probably soon anyways, you know the sim-ADD!! lol!)

Awesome job! <3

Thank you, ale. :)

Hah, yeah, I'm still hoping for some story updates from you... though I'm not exactly doing too well with my own, lately. :P Cursed Sim-ADD!

I've found some weirdness...

Okay, it seems the sims in Veronaville and Desiderata Valley have no memories, though the ones in Belladonna Cove do. I checked one house in each place, and the sims' memory panels were blank in Veronaville and Desiderata.

Re: I've found some weirdness...

(ALSO, because I feel like a jerk to leave a bug report before thanking you for doing this, OMG YAY THANK YOU BEST MEGAHOOD EVER.)

Hiya! So, I went ahead and downloaded the full version to try it out with Multiple-PT with custom skintones and ...initially it worked. My sim had a baby with an interesting skintone anyway :) But I wanted to try all the different PTs so tried again and struck some problems :/ I think my game just hates me :)

I tried with Brilliantcat's set, and it seemed that PTs Ruse and Polly showed up fine, but every time I tried with Shangri-La or Willow the babies ended up with 'human' skin. And I tried about 10 times, so it doesn't just seem to be a fluke. PT Willow's children always seemed to have the human sim's hair, eyes and skin. Shangri-La, I think, was different a few times, so it isn't like the last problem with Mixreality - they were all carbon copies of their 'parents'.

This just seems totally weird (to half-work :D) so I'm hoping it is just me and not a weird glitch?

How bizarre. That doesn't seem consistent at all. And it works fine in other neighbourhoods? You're sure the skintones are dominant (more dominant than the human sim's skintone)? How about facial features, do they get passed on?

If you know how to use SimPE, could you open up the uberhood where you had some testbabies, and look at the alien parents' DNA? And also at the babies' DNA? If you don't know how to do this, I can help.

You FIXED the buggy DNA?!?!!
Now I can actually play strangetown!
:D (weird, huh, that was the deal-maker for me)

Thank you a million times for the amazing amount of effort you put into this! I don't have all EPs installed yet, but when I do, I'm totally popping this into my game. (:

No problem. :) Hope you'll like it!

New, possible issue - when I've tried to load the Aspir or Monty (main) household, the game has crashed. I've tried twice with both houses. I'm going to load the game without any hacks/content and see if it still happens, but just thought I'd post just to see if you've had any issues with those houses?

I can't remember if I've loaded the Aspir house, but I know tiipiipii has as she's played through Desiderata Valley. The Monty household I've loaded several times while building the uberhood, and was my Veronaville testhouse when I had finished too, so I know that one works.

Like I told silvainsims, make sure you have no other versions of any of the merged 'hoods (BC, PV, ST, VV, RH, DV) in the game, it may cause problems in the Uberhood. Also, check whether you have the same problem in a fresh version where you haven't been fiddling with the PTs/done anything else.

Thank you so much. I just installed BV so I could get this and I'm sure I'll love it (I have an older one, but I want it AAALLL)

I just picked up M&G Stuff so I could install this, which I will later today (sooo excited!!!), but I have one question. I'm not sure if you've answered this already, or if this a totally stupid question, but how is Pascal Curious' pregnancy handled? Will my multi-PT hack interfere with it, or will it just go on normally using the Maxis PT?

Hey there. :)

Pascal's pregnancy will behave just like it would in regular Strangetown with a multi-PT hack. The baby will get the genetics from the original PT, although for some reason the PT won't show up in the family tree. Baby will be green and definitely alien, though.

Sorry for the necromancy.

I like making my own townies. Will it hurt anything if I delete all the Pleasantview townies and NPCs (other than Kaylynn, who I know I should keep because of her relationship with Don and Daniel)? What about the pet families and strays?

Thanks! I'm really excited to have this!

Hi. :) There is no problem with deleting (if done correctly) the townies/NPCs that have no relationship with anyone else. However, Kaylynn isn't the only one who has a relationship to someone. Gordon King the burglar is another, and the Strangetown townies I kept - Crystal Vu, Abhijeet Cho and Meredith Lillard - also have relationships with playables. The same goes for the two Bellas, of course.

There's also a reason I kept some Bluewater Village townies. These have relationships to existing businesses and/or sims, and therefore couldn't be deleted.

The strays and adoptable pets do not have any relationships with anyone, and neither does the garden club.

So the answer is... yes, you can delete townies and strays, but be careful about which ones. :)

I seem to have a problem with this uberhood. I have no lots, and hence no playables, in any hood, even BC. Is it because I have some clean templates that are conflicting with this? I only have clean templates from University through pets, and since they aren't empty templates I should still have some playables, or at the very least have lots. Any ideas on what I should do? The stealth bin families are still there.

Hi there.

You'll have to tell me a little more about what you're doing to install it.

The clean templates do not matter - those only affect new neighbourhoods that you generate yourself in your own game.

It sounds like you might not be downloading/installing both parts? Because of file size, the Lots folder is in a separate download (Uberhood Part 2) which must be extracted into the same folder as Part 1.

A quick installation instruction:
1. Download Uberhood Part 1 AND Part 2.
2. Extract Uberhood Part 1 into your Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods folder.
3. Extract Uberhood Part 2 into the same folder, and answer yes to any questions.

Keep in mind that all EPs + M&G are required, and that you cannot have regular Belladonna Cove (E001) in your game at the same time as the Uberhood.

Good luck!


Sorry for poking you - I just found this, and am just reinstalling Sims2, so I want to grab it. However, I can't download Part 1 of the full version - part 2, and both parts of the light one work without a problem, when I click on the the "download" link at mediafire for part 1 of the full version, it just takes me to an empty page.

Could you check if maybe they did something with the file? I will re-try downloading later or tomorrow, in case it's temporary (and let you know).

Hello. :)

The file appears to be fine, the link worked and the download started fine. So it's probably just a temporary thing. MediaFire tends to do that every now and then.


does it require PETS and IKEA?
cause those two are the only EP and SP I dont have.

I believe someone has gotten it to work without Pets, the animals and EP-specific objects just were missing in the Pets families. You'll have to try it and see.

It does not require IKEA or any other SP.

Thanks so much for the fabulous uberhood! It works like a dream.

I'm in the middle of making over the sims in Pleasantview (again!) and playing with the Goth family. Speaking of which, I've tried getting Bella to move back in by summoning her with Inge's Teleporter Cat (and InSim) and getting Mortimer to ask her to move in, but I can't seem to get her memories to stick. They revert back to default, like Strangetown's Bella. What am I doing wrong? :(

Good to hear. :)

You're not doing anything wrong. The game is just stupid. This happened to me as well. It seems like the memories reset on their own somewhere along the way, while Bella's going about with her townie business. :/ There are hacks out there to prevent this townie memory loss, but it's unfortunately probably too late in your case (as it was in mine). Luckily, all her relationships and family ties are still intact, so I guess you could play her as if she lost her memory and needing to reexperience things like her first kiss with Mortimer.

I finally got all the eps and sps and just wanted to say thank you so much for this - I love it :D
I'm a noob trying to avoid VBTs and had some questions:
What method do you recommend for resurrecting the Tricous and Rainelle?
Will installing squinge's TownieMoveInNoMemoryLoss hack before loading any lots keep Bella Goth's memories from resetting after (re-)joining the Goth household? Or was there another hack you recommend?
Any help is appreciated, thank you!

Hi there, and thank you. :)

Ingame, I THINK you have to have someone get scared by a ghost of one of the Tricous or Rainelle in order to resurrect them with the Paranormal career reward or the Genie. Through SimPE, you could just cheat and make a relationship tie between one of the Tricous and a playable sim, and then resurrect them as normal ingame.

And yes, installing that hack before playing should indeed keep Bella Goth's memories intact. :)

Deleting Sub-Neighborhood

Thanks for this really cool uber-neighborhood! But I have a question here.
I know we're not supposed to add any new shopping district, but can I delete one instead?

Re: Deleting Sub-Neighborhood

You can delete as many as you like. :)

And I'm no longer sure it's really all that dangerous to add one, either, although I haven't tested it myself.

Hi there - I hope you don't mind me commenting like this - but I've had a small issue with trying to upload MMO lots from the uberhood. I'm not sure if it is an uberhood problem, but I thought I'd raise it here just in case. I've made a post over here asking for advice, and have tried the suggestion in the comments.

Hi there. Hm, I don't see how this could possibly be an uberhood issue. The lots work the same here as in any other 'hood. If you're worried, I'd recommend trying to package the Town Centre Grocery lot from a regular Riverblossom Hills (it's from RBH, right?), just to see what happens. The text 'TEMP - Grocery Store' has to come from SOMEWHERE, and it's entirely possible it's some sort of garbage string of text left behind by EAxis. Either way, it's just a name and shouldn't do any harm.

hi, i d/l this after HP's got buggy 2 seasons in. i noticed an issue today when playing yours. my lots arent saving and its just crashing the game when i attempt to save/go back to neighbourhood. has anyone else had an issue like this before?

Hi. I haven't heard of anyone else having this problem with the uberhood. Something similar DID happen to me, though, after I'd been playing it for quite a while, but I believe I must have done something to corrupt the neighbourhood. How long have you played the 'hood for? Do you have many downloads, especially hacks? Do you have Pescado's crucial hacks (you should)? Have you done any fiddling with your 'hood, using debug cheats or SimPE or similar?

...this might be a stupid question, I really don't know - but can you re-name the hood from E001? I was pondering having two of these going at the same time (because the one I've been making over is rather old and I want to start afresh!).

You can rename E001... but I'd advise against having two versions of the same base hood in the game at the same time. People have reported that this causes conflicts. If you want two uberhoods, you should use a different 'hood as the base for your second one. I just got someone nudging me about making the shopping district version of Belladonna Cove, so I should get around to that very soon, probably tomorrow.


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