A supposedly empty neighborhood that is full of sims
I use all the no___regen mods from MATY and this method to reduce townies: http://esmeiolanthe.livejournal.com/131558.html (It will also eliminate them if you so desire)
So if you want your custom hoods to be uninhabited, you may need a clean and empty PV template, and all of Pescado's no-regen mods.
I have asked other people, and mostly people have fewer sims than thatin played hoods.
My current theory is that my downloaded apartments brought them in, because I made a new hood and it also has this number.
edit: I do have antiredundancy, nossrespawn and notownieregen as well as cj's only one professor.
edit again: I have read simgaroop's tutorial and it doesn't apply. I don't want no Maxis playables or no Maxis townies or strays: I just don't want four hundred before anything else happens.
last edit: I'm giving up. It's not the lots: it's every brand-new custom neighborhood I make. I've tried some other things, and I still get sixty-four cats and dogs and a full complement of service sims and twenty unknowns and who knows who some of these sims even are. I don't want totally empty neighborhoods, and there's no lag or anything, so I guess I'll just ignore the bloat behind the scenes.
If you use blank templates (or empty, if you prefer), you can always tell the game to make some townies. It'll make somewhere between 50-100, and you'll likely end up with fewer than 400 character files fresh out of the box.
I'm sorry you're so frustrated, and I hope you can have fun again soon!
(21-12-2014 11:11 AM)BoilingOil Wrote: Oohhhh, that's a nice, clear set of instructions! I might wanna get those empty templates and try this, some day.
Cool! Building your own hood from scratch is time consuming but really rewarding if you're into full game immersion. You can grow your hood very slowly, and you are in full control of your population count--so you don't have to stress about early corruption due to excessive townie/stray pet spawning.
Here is where I got my empty templates from... I'm posting the link because to the best of my knowledge there are several templates to choose from; these work flawlessly in my game: http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/smf/in...pic=4306.0