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Featured upload! Charlton Island

by armiel Posted 16th Sep 2011 at 9:53 AM - Updated 28th Jan 2012 at 2:48 PM by armiel
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
UpdateDate
This world works currently only Pre Pets/patch 1.26-1.27 due the massive CC breakdown!!18.10.2011
If you do wish to play this with pets you will either need to wait that the creators have fixed what ever CC used is broken or fix them yourself with the methods mentioned in MTS front page news post.
Here is the CC that works and does not need fixing: my chimneys; build set; my shelf (the counter is broken); rabbithole rugs; patterns; the mods used (except moar interactions I think); awesims cornices; garden fences. The rest I'm not sure off/have not yet tested.
There was some sneaky CC in the world sims3pack so I have reuploaded the cleaned files. Please either use CUSTARD to delete the extra CC yourselves from the old files you may have BEFORE installing or download the new cleaned version. Here is more info about the issue I had.19.09.2011


What you are about to see now is the result of months of sweat, tears, moments of joy, and a lot of work. This is my Charlton Island, and I'm very proud of it. I hope that you like it too!



Charlton Island:

Charlton Island was first found by the men sailing the Simmean Seas in early 1900s. First settlements were built on the beaches, but the men quickly saw the beauty and natural resources of the island and brought more people to live in there.

People started building the city in the shadow of the mountain some time in the 1920s. They only had few shops and houses around the main city area, but more people moved in, children were born, and Charlton Island's population grew. First industry buildings were established on the harbor area sometime in the late 1920s.

By 1940, the island faced a hurricane, that destroyed half of the housing, greatly affecting the island's economy. But the people were strong, and determined to stay - so they rebuilt. The city was made with more care and thought, and residential areas built around it and on the beaches. The harbor had survived, but was unfortunately taken over by a group of criminals in the 1960s, who moved in on the shacks, and scared off the city people who wanted to renew the harbor area.

Little by little the city people fought their way over to the harbor, founded the film industry and took over the harbor buildings to allow importing and exporting resources. Rich people moved in, and the island grew more.

These days, Charlton Island is a lovely community, with some little drawbacks like the stubborn criminals in the harbor, but people love to live there and call it their home.


Layout:

Charlton City is at the heart of the island, in the shadow of the mountain. It is surrounded by Henderson apartment area, Charlton Beach with many community lots and residences, The Harbor where the criminals nest, West Beach which is wealthier residential area, The Forest with some houses, and East Beach with it's lovely views.


Population:

This world is not pre-populated. The sims will move into the houses little by little, depending on the rate you explore the world. Some lots will be inhabited instantly, for some it may take weeks of playing time.


World information:

Map size: Medium (1024x1024)
Layers: 13
Terrainpaints used: 8
Routing: All decorative islands and basically all rocky areas are painted unroutable. Camera routing is painted round around the island.
Spawners: All from Base game
Effects: Birds
Lots: 73 in total, 29 Community lots, 44 Residential lots




Game information:

This world should work with Base game only, but it's not recommended. See full game information below!
Game:Patch:Used in World Decoration:Used World Objects:Used as a Lot subtype:Used in Residentials:Used in Community lots:
Base Game1.22.9YesYesYesYesYes
World Adventures2.17.2YesYesYesYesYes
Ambitions4.10.1YesNoYesYesYes
Late night6.5.1YesYesYesYesYes
Generations8.0.152NoNoNoYesYes

Explanations for the headlines:
Used in World Decoration - This is trees and plants. These will either be missing or replaced if you do not have the game.
Used World Objects - This is any object from said game used in the world, for example LN retaining walls. These will be missing if you don't have said game.
Used as a Lot subtype - This tells you whether there are lot types such as firestation that require said game to work.
Used in Residentials/Community lots - This part tells you if any object from said game is used on these types of lots. If you don't have said game, the objects will either be missing or replaced with base game objects of same type.

All the games above with same patch levels or higher are required for the world to look exactly as it's meant to and for it to fully function like it should.


Custom Content list:

Please read this list carefully and download at least the files that are not optional. To make sure what is really required, see info under the headline "optional?". Stuff in category "Mods" are not required, but I wanted to credit them too, and they are very useful.

You can also sort the list by pressing on the headlines.




How to install?

Please read the following carefully. I am not answering any comment asking how to get this to your game.

There are two ways to extract the files - Use only one.




Now if you hit any problems, please read again and retry. If you still can't make the files extract - use google.


There is more...

I hope this post was not too TLDR, cause there is more stuff on the comments. I have show cased 10 lots, 5 residential + 5 community ones, and also posted a lot of extra pictures to show the world. I didn't post the biggest lots, mainly cause of the picture limit per post, so you'll have to see something by yourselves too :P


Credits:

A huge thank you for everyone involved in making this world!

Tom - Thanks for all the support, comments, feedback (nice, and not so nice), and for being there for me. *huggles*
SilentPsycho - Thank you for helping with the name
Tree - A special thanks is in place for her being so nitpicky
Skype & MSN buddies - Thank you for all the conversations, whether they were about this world or not
#Create and all the lovelies there - Thank you! You kept me sane when making this
Creator feedback - Thank you for all the people who commented on the world process, gave feedback and tested.
CC and mod makers - Thank you, this world would not be the same without your efforts!
MTS - For being the best Sims site there is!
My son - For giving me time to make this and for his comments like: "Mom, are you sure you don't want to make that wall pink?"
You - for viewing this, and hopefully for downloading too!

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Charlton Island.part1.rar 7.63 MB 20,651 16th Sep 2011
Charlton Island.part2.rar 7.63 MB 15,889 16th Sep 2011
Charlton Island.part3.rar 7.63 MB 17,023 16th Sep 2011
Charlton Island.part4.rar 5.87 MB 15,180 16th Sep 2011
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


Need more help?

If you need more info, see:
 
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Field Researcher
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#76 Old 18th Sep 2011 at 7:01 PM
When I put it in the downloads folder using way 2, it shows up as this:

http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums...18at15522PM.jpg

And when I click show file it brings me to the world file.

PM me with a request!
Veteran Finn
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#77 Old 18th Sep 2011 at 7:04 PM
Perfectionist, you double clicked to install as directed?

If it still messes up like that, please redownload. The files have been proven to work.
Test Subject
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#78 Old 18th Sep 2011 at 7:12 PM
All I Can Say Is Wow It Shows Amazing Detail It`s Just Amazing
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18th Sep 2011 at 7:13 PM
This message has been deleted by armiel. Reason: One time is enough, thanks :)
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Field Researcher
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#79 Old 18th Sep 2011 at 8:08 PM
Yes I double clicked to install, and the launcher opens and I can't click anything, but I waited 10 minutes and no install window ever opened. Then I tried clicking it again, and the sims 3 icon opened again but then closed.

PM me with a request!
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 19th Sep 2011 at 1:29 AM
Played it for a bit today and I'm in love with the hospital to be quite honest.
Which is strange because I hate hospitals.

All the work you put in is amazing.
This has got to be one of my favourite CC worlds of all time, not gonna lie.
Scholar
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#81 Old 19th Sep 2011 at 2:04 AM
WOAH. This is amazing! Everything fits together so well, and it's so quaint and beautiful! I don't even want to think about the huge effort you must've put in, and I can only say great job! :D
Forum Resident
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#82 Old 19th Sep 2011 at 3:05 AM
Thank you for sharing your wonderful world with us.
Only FYI, when extracting the world file, I notice there are two other items included beside the Einfach simlisch Build Set, one is a store wall light, one looks like a train model that I didn't see in CC list.
Veteran Finn
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Original Poster
#83 Old 19th Sep 2011 at 5:01 AM Last edited by armiel : 19th Sep 2011 at 2:08 PM.
noxnoxnox, thank you! I can't believe I was so sloppy and didn't do a custard check before uploading, I usually do.

I have not downloaded those items myself, that is what I found out on my quick search. And they are freaking stubborn to get rid of too, I need to do a complete launcher clean up. I suppose anyone who's got the items now has to do that too. I'm terribly sorry.

I will upload a fresh and clean version this afternoon, so till then, please do not download, or if you do, clean it with custard first!


ETA:
Fresh files uploaded!

If you already got the extra files installed, and want to get rid of them, you'll need to uninstall every piece of sims3pack cc in launcher, then delete the unwanted files in downloads-folder, empty DCCache and DCBackup folders, clean up caches and then you can reinstall all your CC in launcher.

Terribly sorry for all the trouble this may have caused to many of you, I really didn't even know I had those CC pieces, and was not careful enough with the upload process :/
dodgy builder
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#84 Old 19th Sep 2011 at 4:40 PM
Thank you for the installation instructions, finally I got kiwi's Riverblossom hills right

I haven't finished playtesting a couple of my lots in your beta yet, so I don't dear replaicing the files. Will do later. Nice looking and flat land to test my lots in thank you
Field Researcher
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#85 Old 19th Sep 2011 at 7:15 PM
simply a delightful work of art done by masterful hands...
Lab Assistant
#86 Old 19th Sep 2011 at 11:29 PM
I couldn't get any of the files extracted, it kept asking for a disk at the first file. Then it just gave errors for the rest.
dodgy builder
#87 Old 20th Sep 2011 at 2:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dobydog
I couldn't get any of the files extracted, it kept asking for a disk at the first file. Then it just gave errors for the rest.


when it asks for the disk click "brows" and choose where you put the other files. So you have to put the files somewhere on your comp first, and then select the new file to extract.
Forum Resident
#88 Old 20th Sep 2011 at 3:46 AM Last edited by noxnoxnox : 20th Sep 2011 at 8:52 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by armiel
Terribly sorry for all the trouble this may have caused to many of you, I really didn't even know I had those CC pieces, and was not careful enough with the upload process :/

Thank you for your quick respond, I was a little bit worried when I couldn't uninstall them yesterday. But now I'm happy with the world and there is a sure thing that it tops all the worlds EA has released so far.
Lab Assistant
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#89 Old 20th Sep 2011 at 5:10 PM
I don't play - or even own - Sims 3, but this is so amazing and beautiful, that I almost wish I did! Truly fantastic job! If I ever get around to Sims 3, I am definitely downloading!
Test Subject
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#90 Old 20th Sep 2011 at 6:46 PM
Thank you a lot!
Inventor
#91 Old 20th Sep 2011 at 9:33 PM
I installed the world with the cc and I don't understand what to do now. I have so much stuff installed via the launcher so I can't delete everything because I haven't kept every single cc item I installed. What problems does this cc cause exactly? How can I uninstall this crappy cc without deleting everything?

Quote:
Originally Posted by armiel
noxnoxnox, thank you! I can't believe I was so sloppy and didn't do a custard check before uploading, I usually do.

I have not downloaded those items myself, that is what I found out on my quick search. And they are freaking stubborn to get rid of too, I need to do a complete launcher clean up. I suppose anyone who's got the items now has to do that too. I'm terribly sorry.

I will upload a fresh and clean version this afternoon, so till then, please do not download, or if you do, clean it with custard first!


ETA:
Fresh files uploaded!

If you already got the extra files installed, and want to get rid of them, you'll need to uninstall every piece of sims3pack cc in launcher, then delete the unwanted files in downloads-folder, empty DCCache and DCBackup folders, clean up caches and then you can reinstall all your CC in launcher.

Terribly sorry for all the trouble this may have caused to many of you, I really didn't even know I had those CC pieces, and was not careful enough with the upload process :/

You never know whatís cominí for ya.
Be like the 22nd elephant with heated value in space- Bark!
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#92 Old 21st Sep 2011 at 1:06 AM
It turned out just beautiful, well done Armiel!
Lab Assistant
#93 Old 21st Sep 2011 at 2:02 AM
Hi, Armiel,

when I load the world, it gets stuck right at the end and doesn't want to complete the loading. What can I do?
Test Subject
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#94 Old 21st Sep 2011 at 2:08 AM
This is beautiful Armiel, thank's so much for sharing. It's just the right size too
Test Subject
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#95 Old 21st Sep 2011 at 4:07 AM
After a little bit of pummeling my computer, I finally managed to download it. Looks wonderful! You are definitely a pro world maker. At least, way way better than me. I suck at making worlds. I hope to someday make a world that is designed around the island from The Cay by Theodore Taylor or maybe the island off of Sims 2 Castaways. Definitely 2 worlds I would like. Especially the Sims 2 Castaways one, that island is so beautiful! :P
Veteran Finn
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Original Poster
#96 Old 21st Sep 2011 at 4:25 AM
himawara106, try uninstalling just the world and the unwanted CC (all in one go). For some people this has worked.

Limogi, maybe a conflict? Do you have an old version of Buzzlers Same energy gain for all beds? Please read earlier comments.

Everyone else, thank you! :D
Lab Assistant
#97 Old 21st Sep 2011 at 5:36 AM
Thank you. I immediately updated the mod and voila! It works! Thank you for a super world, with absolutely stunning scenery and architecture. Thank you for answering my question so promptly and effectively! <3

Limogi.
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