Designed in such a way that relaxation is key, this terrific apartment is sure to please. With its 3 bedrooms and private balcony, it really is all you could look for in a town home.
Lot Zone: Residential apartment
Lot Size: 30x30
Furnished cost: §67584
Unfurnished cost: §9526
4th Feb 2012 05:27 PM
Trusted Tenement - Studio, 1ba
If you're just one step removed from being homeless, this is most likely where you'll be. Cramped, crowded and with a daily dose of noxious fumes.
Lot Zone: Residential apartment
Lot Size: 40x30
Furnished cost: §10018
Unfurnished cost: §1498
4th Feb 2012 05:33 PM
Colonial Estate - 3br, 3ba
This beautiful building has stood in this place for many years. In fact, it was one of the very first buildings constructed here; apart from the indigenous people's huts. It used to be part of an extensive farm, but those times are long gone. Regardless, this home is still a truly wonderful place, a hint of the olden days amongst the spiring towers of the modern age.
Lot Zone: Residential
Lot Size: 30x20
Furnished cost: §122862
Unfurnished cost: §74828
4th Feb 2012 05:39 PM
Sultan's Spire - 4br, 3ba
Just as old as the Art House, this magnificent building has seen many owners. Through the years it has been renovated many times, slowly moving away from its original look. Still, it remains a jewel to this day; a truly marvelous place to call home!
Lot Zone: Residential
Lot Size: 30x40
Furnished cost: §178443
Unfurnished cost: §120337
4th Feb 2012 05:43 PM
Sovereign - 4br, 3ba
Home of the esteemed Wanton family, this impressive structure is the envy of many. As a result of mister Wanton's reserved nature, no one can say for sure how it looks from the inside, but the exterior is without a doubt a joy to the eyes.
Lot Zone: Residential
Lot Size: 40x50
Furnished cost: §255191
Unfurnished cost: §165392
4th Feb 2012 05:46 PM
Setra Art House
Inspired by the oriental architecture, the colonists built this awe-inspiring building to host displays of the fascinating cultural items found throughout the deserts. Back in those days, only the wealthy nobility was able to visit. These days, however, everyone can!
Lot Zone: Community, art gallery
Lot Size: 64x64
Furnished cost: §367566
Unfurnished cost: §273537
4th Feb 2012 05:52 PM
This historical building was set to be demolished due to structural failure. One entrepreneur saw its potential, however, and bought the place instead. It was fully renovated and converted into this trendy dance club. Bust out those moves!
Lot Zone: Community, dance club
Lot Size: 30x30
Furnished cost: §159023
Unfurnished cost: §125333
4th Feb 2012 05:56 PM
The Wild Goose
Finding this dance club isn't a wild goose chase, because it's one of the best-known clubs around town. Exciting, thrilling and fun; this is the place to be!
Lot Zone: Community, poolside club
Lot Size: 37x25
Furnished cost: §10788
Unfurnished cost: §1408
4th Feb 2012 05:59 PM
Mary's Merry Moments
Yes, the name is as corny as they come, but we have to admit: this establishments does offer quite some merry moments!
Lot Zone: Community, local watering hole
Lot Size: 20x37
Furnished cost: §76639
Unfurnished cost: §21443
4th Feb 2012 06:02 PM
Swim & Soak Public Pool
Swim & Soak Public Pool, for those who like to bathe in water which tons of other sims use too! If so many people use it, it probably can't hurt, right?
Lot Zone: Community, pool
Lot Size: 30x52
Furnished cost: §144044
Unfurnished cost: §126456
4th Feb 2012 06:08 PM
Part of the Wanton household, for which the description is:
Geoffrey Wanton, the man responsible for most of what you see in this city today. A true visionary, he has, almost single-handedly, made a modern paradise out of nothing but sand. These days he spends more time at home, doing experiments and building gizmos. One such achievement is Dawn, a robot which he almost considers to be a daughter. Little does he know of what she's up to when she's out.
Age: Elder Traits: Workaholic, Vehicle Enthusiast, Perfectionist, Handy, Eccentric Career: Science Celebrity: Yes Family:A daughter and a robotic creation.
4th Feb 2012 06:09 PM
Part of the Chase household, for which the description is:
The Chase family is probably the most famous family in the city. Fame, however, does not guarantee everything is fine. Jevan loves being the center of attention, but he's been itching to expand his career into music. Layla might look like a model, but she is actually a rising athlete, something which their son, Jason, is very proud of. Will they reach their aspirations, or will the lights dim before the show has ended?
Age: Adult Traits: Neurotic, Star Quality, Great Kisser, Virtuoso, Lucky Career: Film Celebrity: Yes Family:A daughter, son, wife and 2 dogs.
4th Feb 2012 06:11 PM
Part of the Utbar household, for which the description is:
Amar is a broken man. He's been in Setra for decades, saw the fall of the old and the rise of the new. He has always been a sensitive person, and these days he's downright petrified of the world around him. The only comfort he has is the mysterious child Zavier. No one knows how the two are related, but Amar seems to take care of him as if he's his own. Can Amar's courage be restored?
Age: Elder Traits: Insane, Loner, Childish, Coward, Green Thumb Career: None Celebrity: No Family:A mysterious toddler who isn't related.
4th Feb 2012 06:13 PM
Part of the Klein household, for which the description is:
Kate is a single mother, a job we all know isn't easy. She's been working as a line cook for some time now, but actually wants to do something else. Will she be able to switch jobs and thrive at a new profession, or should she keep her current job and make sure there is stability for her kids?
Age: Young Adult Traits: Family-Oriented, Genius, Perfectionist, Coward, Ambitious Career: Culinary Celebrity: No Family:2 daughters.
4th Feb 2012 06:14 PM
Part of the Mazaki household, for which the description is:
Charice came to Setra to build a life of her own. Get the perfect job, the perfect home, and possibly the perfect partner. Will Setra be what she's dreamt of, or will her dreams turn into nightmares?
Age: Young Adult Traits: Perfectionist, Party Animal, Eco-Friendly, Frugal, Artistic Career: Business Celebrity: No Family:No
21st Feb 2012 07:11 AM
Setra, jewel of the sands
Many would think Egypt is a place of relics and ancient history, but these days you'll find that there's more than antiquity. A modern paradise has risen from the sands. With the use of state of the art technology and the funding of the richest Sims, Setra was founded. Among the ancient pyramids of old now lies a modern settlement, welcoming all who are drawn to its gleam.
A large desert world, Setra combines the features of Late Night with the aspects of suburban life. Exotic and exciting, it should offer something for every simmer out there.
Map Size: Largest (2048x2048)
Map height: Highest
World type: City, like Bridgeport. This means different work times and no wildlife in the form of wild horses/deer/raccoons. You will still see unicorns and strays.
Spawn Points: All basegame spawners + expansion spawners (AMB, LN and PETS), except the World Adventures variants. I decided to keep their location-specific exclusivity.
Game requirements: World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations, Pets and game update 1.29 (from 12/14/11).
Routing: I've tried to include as much terrain in the routable part of the world as possible. Any places that would seem too steep or inaccessible are properly designated as non-routable. I've spent a lot of time perfecting the routing, making sure there are no gaps and glitches. Camera routing is possible throughout the entire world, with the exception of the outer edges of the map.
Number of layers: 15 including the Global Layer.
Number of textures: 16, but no more than 8 per chunk.
Performance has been optimized as much as possible, but because it's a large and complex world it's quite likely that you'll need a decent PC to run it (though fluidly is probably out of the question. The Sims seems to run worse with every expansion and at this point I can't run Setra without some form of lag either). I personally recommend at least 4 GB of RAM memory.
All lots are made, and fully decorated, especially for this world by yours truly. Each and every lot has a description and in case of residential lots their names specify the number of bed- and bathrooms.
Rabbitholes: All individual ones, no buildings with more than 1 career. 2 places for the cook career: diner and bistro.
Community lots: All basegame, WA, AMB, LN, GN, PETS lots, except for: hangout, academy, Chinese garden, small market, market, junkyard with no visitors, nectary, pet store and landmark tomb.
Nightlife: There's 10 different night life venues in Setra. These include clubs, bars and lounges.
Setra is fully populated with both sims and pets - all original creations by me. Most sims have careers and skillpoints, some of them have relationships with other sims in town. There's also celebrities and vampires. Each household has a little description to give them a small story.
Number of sims: 92
Number of pets: 24
None! All you need are the required expansion packs. This means there is no custom content, no store content and no stuff pack content.
There are, however, some custom resources attached to the world. These are custom ini files and altered textures. You don't need to do anything special to get these working, they're included in the world file and only apply to Setra.
Files for initial flyover and heatwave + misc stuff.
File to assign the city status.
The Mendez family seems to be corrupt. They function just fine as a NPC family, but when you try to switch to their household the game gets stuck with no interface and you're forced to quit the Sims. I believe it's because of the horses, which seem to get corrupted by CAW upon saving. A work-around is to either not play them, or to use 'testingcheatsenabled true' and shift-click on the horses + Object>Delete. When you've deleted the horses that way the family should become playable.
Make a folder to any location you can easily find - desktop for example
Download all 9 files in this thread and save them to the folder you just created
Right click on the first file and select "Extract here..."
When prompted, browse the next file by finding the folder they are in and selecting the next file asked for
Repeat until all files are extracted
Copy the sims3pack you got and move it to your documents/Electronic arts/Sims 3/Downloads
There, double click on the file and let launcher complete the install process
Play and enjoy!
If extracting won't work, try renaming each file to 1,2,3... etc. If for some reason this doesn't work for you, or you're too lazy to go through this process (Don't lie!) you can also download it through the exchange.
Thanks to everyone who helped me test the world.
Thanks to Twallan for this MasterController, DebugEnabler and Porter mods.
Thanks to kiwi_tea for his population tutorial here.
Thanks to Simsample and the other people in this thread for figuring out how to mark a world as a city.
21st Feb 2012 08:06 AM
One Question,is there any CC in the World?
21st Feb 2012 08:27 AM
It's in the spoiler marked "Custom Content" :P
21st Feb 2012 08:39 AM
THIS IS SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL. Even the sims look beautiful. I love this and I love you.
21st Feb 2012 08:53 AM
Oh, my. Please excuse me while I pick up my jaw from the floor. This is just brilliant.
21st Feb 2012 09:05 AM
I would always wish for a Casablanca-type Late Night city like this, and this is brilliant! The terraforming is the hotness and coolness itself. Sublime.
And... it requires Pets EP. Which I don't have. Intentionally. So... either I give up to get my custom Casablanca... or I buy Pets just in order to play this city...
21st Feb 2012 09:24 AM
21st Feb 2012 10:04 AM
Great work! You've done a wonderful job with this world!