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Welcome to Carnen, a fully decorated neighborhood, using many of Criquettes excellent decorations. You do not need to download all of Criquette's sets if you don't want to, but it has been designed to use the road pieces that came with the decorative road pieces set. Which means that if you do not have this set there will be many roads that end abruptly.
Carnen comes with two areas where you can build beach lots, a large main street and residential area. There are also a couple of other areas outside of town where you can build houses.
As a decorated neighborhood can't be packaged you need to download the custom content yourself. The neighborhood will work if you do not download everything. Please remember to place the cc into the downloads folder before
you start the game, as the cc will not appear if you add them after you have opened the neighborhood once.
To install Carnen, open the .rar file and move the folder named N155 to your EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods folder. You'll find them in your "My documents" folder. (Or "Documents" if you've got Vista. Sooo efficient .) If you just want the terrain with no decor, the .sc4 file is included in the same .rar. Just move it to EA Games\The Sims 2\SC4Terrains and make a new neighborhood the usual way. You do not need the .sc4 terrain to use the decorated 'hood.
CC you need:
Decorative Road Pieces Set
CC you should have:
Basic Motorway Set
Basic Tramway Set
Ferry Mini Set
Marina piers and boats set
A camera mod can be a good idea, though you can see most of the town with the normal camera.
As for which EP's that are required, it seems like you only need one for the neigborhood cc to show up, but some of the maxis neighborhood decorations will not show up if you don't have the right EP installed. Edit: There has been some trouble with getting the neighborhood to appear without AL installed, so you should have that one.
I hope I wrote everything clearly, but I'm certain that I didn't, so good luck and have fun!
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