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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 20,614 16th Sep 2011
Charlton Island.part2.rar 7.63 MB 15,851 16th Sep 2011
Charlton Island.part3.rar 7.63 MB 16,984 16th Sep 2011
Charlton Island.part4.rar 5.87 MB 15,145 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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Test Subject
#51 Old 16th Sep 2011 at 10:31 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by armiel
Bloch676, my reply was for perfectionist posting above you

For you, I don't mind being tested


Oops Sorry!

By the way..... I have run a quick test.....Everything works perfectly. Nicely spaced
and plenty of room left to expand. I like it!!

I think I'm gonna carry on playing as this is the first map/world that haven't given me any
problems and after loading my CC, still no problems. (I use Awesome Mod and NRAAS's
MC and Overwatch as well).

Only 1 problem, when is the next world available? ( ducking behind a chair, just incase! )... A desert scene perhaps?
Rogue Redeemer
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#52 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 3:55 AM
Ah, I really enjoy strolling around in this world, something about it just turns my mind to a very blissful mood!
Test Subject
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#53 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 4:15 AM
Great work. Your time was well spent
Test Subject
#54 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 6:12 AM
Default Thanks ,but...
Hello!
First of all,thanks for sharing this world!!

Jinx Rugs BasegameRabbitHoles R&C1 File is not included in Rabbit Hole Replacement Project page in CC list.

if have not this package, Hospital(diner,etc..) does'nt work .

so,please download this package(free download)
http://customsims3.com/forum/thread-53.html

thanks for reading my poor English Speech?!
Test Subject
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#55 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 6:16 AM
Oh wow, this is absolutely AMAZING! I really can't properly express it in words. Thank you so much! I can't wait to play!
Veteran Finn
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Original Poster
#56 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 6:34 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lorenrose1013
EDIT: Doesn't work in my game. I downloaded every piece of cc, have the latest patch, all EPs/ SP and yet it refuses to load. It gets to the very end of the loading bar and just stays there for half an hour before I give up and shut down. I'm fairly certain it isn't my game as all my other custom worlds work, but it's being stubborn. Is there anything I could be doing wrong?


Maybe try redownloading, and installing again, there might have been a glitch in the extract process that has broken the sims3pack just a little, not too much to prevent it from installing.

Uninstall via launcher, delete the world from your downloads, clear caches, redownload and install. Hopefully it works!

I don't see this as a problem with the files since other people have managed to play it.


takingarest, thank you. I forgot to add the alternative link. Is edited in the main post now
Top Secret Researcher
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#57 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 6:44 AM
Stunning. Simply stunning. Your pictures are beautifully taken and presented. I know I'm going to love playing this island. And I'm so happy to see the final product available for download. I'll be downloading it after I get some sleep :-) Thanks for all of your hard work!
Lab Assistant
#58 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 8:45 AM
Like the world, but can't find the stadium... am I being dense?
Veteran Finn
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Original Poster
#59 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 9:00 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Soneen
Like the world, but can't find the stadium... am I being dense?


http://thumbs2.modthesims.info/img/...reenshot-92.jpg
Forum Resident
THANKS POST
#60 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 10:22 AM
OMG I just shed a freaken tear!!!! xx much enthused love.!!!!!
Field Researcher
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#61 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 12:22 PM
Great work and a lot of it!!! Looking forward to visiting it.
Test Subject
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#62 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 12:52 PM
this world is magical!! *o* <3 if only I had world adventures... :'(
Test Subject
#63 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 3:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lorenrose1013
This is AMAZING!

EDIT: Doesn't work in my game. I downloaded every piece of cc, have the latest patch, all EPs/ SP and yet it refuses to load. It gets to the very end of the loading bar and just stays there for half an hour before I give up and shut down. I'm fairly certain it isn't my game as all my other custom worlds work, but it's being stubborn. Is there anything I could be doing wrong?


I had this problem and found Buzzler's same energy gain for every bed hack was the culprit after some testing. Really not sure why since I've never had an issue like that before. Try loading the world without hacks installed and see if it loads, then go from there.
Test Subject
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#64 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 3:59 PM
this is great! I love this neighborhood! Thnx a million
Captain Louie
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#65 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 4:51 PM
Pssh, whateva. Give Tom and Tree credit, but not me. It's cool, it's cool...



I am extremely happy to see this all finished. You put a great amount of detail, effort, and time into this world and it turned out fantastic! I enjoyed seeing its transformation over the past few months and, though I haven't been around as much to see you finish it all up, I wanted to say how fun it has been (for me) to talk with you while you worked to the end of this project.

Awesome, awesome job, Armi
Lab Assistant
#66 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 5:18 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by armiel


Instructor
#67 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 5:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Destria
I had this problem and found Buzzler's same energy gain for every bed hack was the culprit after some testing. Really not sure why since I've never had an issue like that before. Try loading the world without hacks installed and see if it loads, then go from there.


You're right! I didn't re-install or anything, just pulled out that one package, loaded up the game, and voila! I wonder why it conflicts...
Test Subject
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#68 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 8:58 PM
This is absolutely beautiful! No lag at all and the houses are just gorgeous. Kiitos!
Mad Poster
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#69 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 9:51 PM
Normally I don't keep the residential lots of most worlds, but it looks like I don't have to do much editing to play this world. I am in love with the style you presented here. Must give this world a try.
Thank you.
Test Subject
#70 Old 17th Sep 2011 at 11:08 PM Last edited by tazzmann61 : 18th Sep 2011 at 5:17 AM.
I also had a problem with it conflicting with Buzzler's same energy gain. It would get to about 98% loaded and then just stop but loads fine when I take Buzzler's mod out. I checked and it doesn't appear to be a conflict with any of the custom content you listed for use with this world as other worlds load fine with the custom content and Buzzler's mod installed. It seems that the Charlton world file itself is what conflicts with Buzzler's mod and won't load.

Almost forgot. The world looks very nice. You can tell a lot of thought and hard work went into it. Thank you for sharing it.
Lab Assistant
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#71 Old 18th Sep 2011 at 8:17 AM
Om nom nom
Beautiful.

(Finally get to play after rummaging around in my Mod folder.. Wonder why it's conflicting with people's mods?)
Veteran Finn
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Original Poster
#72 Old 18th Sep 2011 at 8:30 AM
Regarding Buzzlers Same energy gain for all beds mod..

This is really interesting, I tested myself and the world indeed doesn't load but freezes in about 98%. I don't see anyone else poking him about the conflict yet, so Imma poke him when I see him the next time.

Also, when you people say mods instead of mod, are there other mods too that cause this?
1978 gallons of pancake batter
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#73 Old 18th Sep 2011 at 11:54 AM
Everyone who uses my bed energy mod please redownload it. The issue has been taken care of. BTW, it's not lupusconflict, it's never lupusconflict!

PS: Good job on that world, armi! The lot interiors aren't exactly to my taste, but the rest is beautifully done.

If gotcha is all you’ve got, then you’ve got nothing. - Paul Krugman
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Test Subject
#74 Old 18th Sep 2011 at 4:31 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by armiel
Also, when you people say mods instead of mod, are there other mods too that cause this?


The only one I found in my mods folder (and I have over 1GB of them) was Buzzler's bed energy mod. Nothing else caused the load lock-up, which is now null since Buzzler provided a quick update.

Now that I had a chance to play it... this world is beautiful and it runs very smoothly, you've done a lovely job.
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