Builder's Island - DIY
Some of you might remember my Builder's Island. I wanted to make a new version, in which you can decide the lotsizes yourselves, so I proudly present you...
Builder's Island - Do it yourself!!
BIDIY is a small island with two separate building sides. At first sight it looks pretty dull and empty, maybe cause it is The catch is, that you can make it your own. One day you might want to build on a 30x30 lot, one day to a 64x64, and some other day to a 10x10. BIDIY makes it possible
How to use:
- Install the world
- Launch the game
- Select new game and choose Builder's Island - DIY
- Wait few seconds that it loads (Load time varies, it can be 2 seconds, or 10, depends on your stats.)
- Go to Edit town-mode
- Place the lot size(s) you want
- Start building
- If you are not happy with the lotsize(s) you chose, simply delete it/them and place another one(s).
Here is example on max lotsizes per side:
Here is an example of different lotsizes placed on the world:
- Mapsize used: Small
- Layers: 2, World layer and Junk
- Terrainpaints used: 7
- Plants used: 3 different types
- Objects used: 1 type
- Load time should be 2-10 seconds from Choose map to Play (Depends on your stats.)
- The building areas are perfectly flat. You can put a maxsize of 30x30 lot to the smaller side, and maxsize 64x64 to the bigger side.
Some thanks, well, actually one:
I used Martines CAW Textures megapack when I made the world. Terrainpaints used are Rock granite base, Rock granite detail A and Rock granite detail B. These are automatically included to the world so you don't need to download them separatelly.
Thanks Martine for these amazing terrainpaints!!
Note about compatibility:
The world was built in CAW version 0.2.0.110, with Base game, WA and Ambitions installed, with patch 4.2. The world SHOULD be Basegame compatible, and you SHOULD need at least patch 1.12/2.7/3.3/4.0 to use!
P.S. Like original Builder's Island, this too can be used for many things...
Fast access to Building, CAS and Object testing!!!
P.S.S. This world is not ment for playing. There are no spawners, rabbitholes or additional landscaping that would make it enjoyable. I mean you CAN play on it, but that's not what it's made for...
Thank you for this, Armiel. I've been wanting a world to test custom creations in, but just haven't had the time and energy to build one in CAW, so I'll definitely check this one out.
Looks good! As i said on TSS, lol. (:
Ooo. Perfect for just creating things for MTS. Thanks
what a WONDERFUL idea! :O :D
Great for my favourite big lots
I was very good with Sim City 3 and this looks like a good challenge as soon as I saw it. Lets see what I can challenge myself with it. It looks like fun! Thanks much, I appreciate it.
Thank you, that's really useful!
I was wondering how you got your CAW to not crash. I downloaded this and it's nice. Thanks! But I want to build my own worlds, and CAW always stops responding.
I'm not going to make a huge how CAW works and what it takes post here, so all I'm going to say is that CAW eats a lot of recourses at your PC. Here is Create a world-forum here at MTS, you should find the answers there http://www.modthesims.info/forumdisplay.php?f=616
Might be a bit hard to put all necessary community lots on it.
May I point you this little mentioning at the end of my post:
""P.S.S. This world is not ment for playing. There are no spawners, rabbitholes or additional landscaping that would make it enjoyable. I mean you CAN play on it, but that's not what it's made for... ""
The world is made for builders, not players
Thank you so much for creating this world! This is just what I was looking for, I've been using Riverview as my test neighbourhood and I have a feeling that Builder's Island will run a lot faster
can you say me, where i can get the tunnel?
The tunnel is made in CAW, of two railway tunnel ends.
Thank you, I´m searching over two weeks, but i dont came on this simple idea -.-
When I tried to load the world, there was no terrain - the land was just black. What do I do?
Sometimes custom worlds, and even EA ones do that, so when you load the game, you just have to wait a little for it to load completely. How ever you can clear the caches (help can be found under Help), then load again.
If that doesn't help, there might have been an error during the install. In that case, uninstall the world in launcher, check the installed worlds folder that it's gone (if not, delete), clear the caches and then reinstall the world.
Thank you so much. This will be perfect for making movies without all the issues caused by... Everything else. Sometimes the basics are the most beautiful. :-)
Thank you for this!
I may use this! Thanks!
armiel, help! (I'm sorry if I should not be leaving this question / feedback here - pls point me in the right direction) -- I have been using your DIY Builder's Island to create two lots. One is a 60x60 lot with a dome. The other, a 30x30 is a house I remodeled for rflong7's "Moon Base Charlie" World. I saved a copy of her current house and put it on your island to remodel / save it. When I was finished, and re-saved / re-loaded it into rflong's world (same lot I took it from originally) - it pushed the entire lot 3 stories up on an elevated lot! I used flatten lot both before placing the lot and after to try fixing the problem, but this only causes the lot to flatten and the house to remain elevated on its foundation. If you'd like to see screenshots of what I am talking about (plus a lot more detail about what I did) - please look at my blog about it here:
I've started blogging in my adventures with my androsims and learning to build and use mods.
I hope there's help for this and not a terrain elevation issue with either your DIY builder island or rflong's moon world terrain conflicts. Thank you so much in advance.
EDIT: I think I have found a way to fix this - as apparently its a bug. Some of the helpful builders over on CAW board @ sims3 community forums pointed me in the right direction. Apparently something in EA coding since Ambitions is doing this. Going to try a fix now. Sorry to bug you when its not your world at all
Thanks so much for this. This speeds everything up for building. Its like CAS for buildings! Now, to tackle some 30 story skyscraper shells...
Thanks so much, this is a great help for me.
Muchísimas gracias, tu isla es una estupenda ayuda. Estoy construyendo solares para un mundo que estoy personalizando, y uno de ellos me daba un montón de problemas, me sacaba del juego cada dos por tres, y cargar esa partida otra vez me llevaba mucho tiempo, por la gran cantidad de contenido que tiene mi mundo. Con tu isla, las cargas son muchísimo más rápidas, pero además no me ha sacado del juego todavía, con lo que a lo mejor puedo encontrar el error, quizá algunos contenidos personalizados que entran en conflicto.
Looking for new worlds, I saw you island a lot of times, but never before I thought it could be so helpful for me.
omg this is AWESOME! thanks
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