First off the TL:DR message:
If you already know how to install Clean/Empty Hoods, then move on to the next guide, as there is no relative difference between Sims2 disk installation and Ultimate Collection, even on a Win10 system. However, I do have updated template links below the cut.
Table of Contents
|C1. Which Player are You? |
C2. Pick a Template
C3. Optional Step
C1. Which Player are You?
Do not start playing your game yet! We have more work to do before you start playing! Trust me! First read the section below that applies to you:=== > This section has been written for those who are NEW to sims2 and have just installed Ultimate Collection. Already know all this - lets move on. ( New to Sims2 and UC )=== > This section has been written for those who have previously played Sims2 using disks, and just installed UC for the first time.Since you already know about clean/empty hoods, go pick your poison where-ever it may be. Follow their directions and move on to step C3 of this guide. If you DO NOT KNOW about clean/empty hoods templates, then you need to go back to the previous section
.C2. Pick a Template
Decide on the templates you want to use. This may not be a complete list, but these are the ones I remember best. Follow the directions of the author to a T. If you fail to do this, your installation will not work! And if you have trouble doing this, contact the author/fourm please. I could answer questions here, but THEY are more likely able to better assist you than myself.
Personally, I recommend Jawusa's and meetme2theriver templates...
These are listed in reverse chronological order of appearance:
-- > ReRelease of Clean Templates - [tumblr link
] by meetme2theriver on Oct 13, 2018 (to current)
-- > Pleasantview with a Twist - [tumblr link
] by strangetomato & meetmetotheriver on Sept 03 2018
-- > ReRelease of Clean Steathhoods as Shopping Districts - [tumblr link
] by meetme2theriver on July 29, 2018
-- > Clean And Empty Neighborhood Templates - [MTS link
] by Jawusa @ MTS on Jul 27 2018
------ > Extended testing details about these templates can be found here : http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=544800
---- > Clean And Empty Stealth Hood Templates - [MTS link
] by Jawusa @ MTS on Feb 22 2014
-- > Overhauled Templates with Flavor - [tumblr link
] by dreadpirate on 14 Mar 2018
-- > Clean Premade EA/Maxis Neighborhoods V2 - [livejouranl link
] by meetme2theriver on Feb 10 2011
-- > Empty Vs Clean Templates - [dreamwidth link
] by simgaroop on Apr 13 2008
-- > Clean custom hoods + townie creation - [forum link
] @MATY on Oct 09 2006
If I have missed one, or you would like to have one added, feel free to mention it to me! I will add it!C3. Optional Step
Believe it or not, I actually created a Working copy of the game files and calling the original game file "Original-The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection". Now I have a patched version of the game without having ever played a single hood or sim, ready just in case I ever corrupt my game. Because of this, I won't ever have to do the steps listed in section B or C, Never-EVER again.
All you will have to do is "manually" delete the files of the corrupted Game, then Copy the files from "Original-The Sims2 Ultimate Collection" folder into the game path of "The Sims2 Ultimate Collection" Think of it as Clean Game with Clean Hoods ready for play at your fingertips! Mind you this piece of advice is only for games that refuse to load because of missing/broken game files. If its just a corrupted hood, I will address that in my troubleshooting guide.
Seriously! If you have the space on your system to do this, I HIGHLY recommend this Optional Step.