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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
205 Comments / replies (Who?) - 14 Feedback Posts, 11 Thanks Posts
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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#176 Old 27th Dec 2011 at 1:42 PM
oh thank you armiel . ur the best
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#177 Old 28th Dec 2011 at 4:02 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous. I'm playing with patch 1.29, and as far as I can tell it's working perfectly.
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#178 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 10:21 PM
This world is great! The attention to detail is incredible.
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#179 Old 3rd Jan 2012 at 8:10 PM
anyone playing with the patch and pets? this is on my wish list
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#180 Old 7th Jan 2012 at 2:25 PM
Totally Fabulous !! :D
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#181 Old 8th Jan 2012 at 10:53 PM Last edited by leesester : 9th Jan 2012 at 9:43 AM. Reason: no requests please.
Hello. Thank you for all your hard work, the island is fantastic. I have a sims 3 facebook page and it's a fan made expansion pack. We need an island or town for this fm expansion pack. I would love it if you were to make it. Please reply to this comment by posting on the facebook page because i'm not so sure I would get the reply on this website. Thank you for everything.
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#182 Old 9th Jan 2012 at 9:44 AM
Thank you soccerman616,

unfortunately I don't do request, and I don't have a facebook either. Please see "WCIF - creators who take requests", and read there how the system works.
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#183 Old 24th Jan 2012 at 9:13 AM
Absolutely gorgeous.! I will definitely download this as soon as I get the expansion packs.<3
As the mesh crumbles....
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#184 Old 25th Jan 2012 at 10:55 PM
Thanks for making such a lovely island. :0)
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#185 Old 30th Jan 2012 at 2:03 PM
Yeesss!! I realllly love this world! It runs smoothly on my small computer
Too bad not all rabbithole is available. There isn't any "Bistro". But then I created it myself

Ohh, the routing is so narrow, because I can't place many lot in unroute-able terrain...
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#186 Old 1st Feb 2012 at 11:45 PM
Hi! I have downloaded your island and I love it too, but Im confused about where do I collect my service award, it says to go to nearest theatre, I know that it is in East something, but when I clicked it it doesnt show anything but visit that and that (cant remember what). And where do I see movies, l mean like in other default cities, or review movies etc. Sorry for bad english
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#187 Old 2nd Feb 2012 at 4:16 AM
Theatre is on the red building, across the road from cityhall parking spaces. It should show on mapview, if you have the rabbithole rugs.
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#188 Old 2nd Feb 2012 at 1:42 PM
me again, I have rabbithole rugs, but still nothing, I put it in there in buy mode, and when I exited I have to click on it to show me the list , but not in map view, am I doing something wrong?
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#189 Old 2nd Feb 2012 at 4:27 PM
I dunno, I don't have the world installed myself, so I can't test. But if you can access theatre options, I see no issues.
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#190 Old 17th Mar 2012 at 10:36 AM
Hi Armiel, first of all thank you for this world, it works perfectly for me as my PC doesn't like large worlds.

Now for my question. I have the updated version of all EinfachSimlisch windows, doors and arches in my game (merged with S3PE) so I tried to take them out of the world file with custard and that would not work. I then installed with the Launcher and then tried to uninstall the windows and the Launcher won't allow me to uninstall them.

In the game my sims walk through the doors and there is no open and close animations.

Do you have any idea as to what I must do to remove them from the world file or are yours the updated versions then I can just take mine out of the game.

Thank you for your help and also for all your creations, I use most of them.
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#191 Old 17th Mar 2012 at 10:46 AM
SIMCITIZEN4,
if you have installed the world with the windows included in to the file, you need to uninstall both the world and the windows at once.
For custard not working for the deleting of the windows, I don't know why it doesn't work. And what comes to merging the windows to one file, I don't know how the game recognizes them since they were originally sims3packs when I made the world.

I'm sorry I can't help more with this (if what I just said even helps any). I have purposely left the thread to state where it says it's usable pre-pets only. Which is by my knowledge the only state it works fully as I intended.
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#192 Old 17th Mar 2012 at 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by armiel
SIMCITIZEN4,
if you have installed the world with the windows included in to the file, you need to uninstall both the world and the windows at once.
For custard not working for the deleting of the windows, I don't know why it doesn't work. And what comes to merging the windows to one file, I don't know how the game recognizes them since they were originally sims3packs when I made the world.

I'm sorry I can't help more with this (if what I just said even helps any). I have purposely left the thread to state where it says it's usable pre-pets only. Which is by my knowledge the only state it works fully as I intended.


Ok thanks Armiel and yes you have helped a little. I will try again with Custard and see what I can do. I realise that you said that it works pre-pets but I would really like to try and make it work as I was thinking maybe if I used Rigfix to fix the various files I could maybe get it to work, here's hoping .

Anyway just to let you know I played your world for about two hours and I have Showtime and I am patched to 1.32 and the only problem I had was the doors and I can live with that if I have to, so thank you once again for all you do for us.

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#193 Old 4th May 2012 at 6:18 AM
Would it be ok if I made a Sims 3 series called Charlton Island about characters on the island and stuff? Like, I could make it really good.
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#194 Old 4th May 2012 at 6:40 AM
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Originally Posted by YasminBrat4711
Would it be ok if I made a Sims 3 series called Charlton Island about characters on the island and stuff? Like, I could make it really good.
Go for it
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#195 Old 23rd Jul 2012 at 9:22 AM
Love that world <3
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#196 Old 4th Aug 2012 at 9:59 PM
Does this world work with the latest patch?
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#197 Old 17th Aug 2012 at 6:18 PM
Default Great Looking place
Charlton,...pretty place. Why am I commenting is I can not find any other comments on Where to find this program "CUSTARD", Delphy dose not have here, or at least not any more I do apologize if this is yet again the same question , but I did spend the time looking for a possible answer in any other posting...is this a program that will help me with building of my own world? Or at least make it right for others to download?

There are no short cuts to a place worth going!
Thankyou for your creative works of art.
They are well appreciated. AKA: Tricia
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#198 Old 17th Aug 2012 at 8:26 PM
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Originally Posted by pjbrooks56
Charlton,...pretty place. Why am I commenting is I can not find any other comments on Where to find this program "CUSTARD", Delphy dose not have here, or at least not any more I do apologize if this is yet again the same question , but I did spend the time looking for a possible answer in any other posting...is this a program that will help me with building of my own world? Or at least make it right for others to download?
Google "Delphy CUSTARD". And read the post. All the answers are there.
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#199 Old 9th Sep 2012 at 11:07 PM
great up thx alot
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#200 Old 22nd Dec 2012 at 12:02 PM
If I rigifix the CCs, will the island be fixed?
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