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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 20,541 16th Sep 2011
Charlton Island.part2.rar 7.63 MB 15,772 16th Sep 2011
Charlton Island.part3.rar 7.63 MB 16,919 16th Sep 2011
Charlton Island.part4.rar 5.87 MB 15,081 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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Veteran Finn
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#2 Old 12th Sep 2011 at 8:21 AM Last edited by armiel : 15th Sep 2011 at 8:02 PM.
http://thumbs.modthesims.info/getimage.php?file=1232472

Charlton City and Henderson apartments area part 1:

The city area consist mainly of community lots and apartment buildings. They are...

Charlton Island Cityhall:

The heart of the city where all the decisions are made, and the politicians plot against each other.

Saint Thomas Hospital:

Huge hospital to nurse the sick. Specialized in surgery, child birth and heathcare. Includes a morgue and a gift shop too.

Robs Corner:

Buy some books, relax in a spa, or wash your laundry!

Fancy John:

A disco/night club in the center of the city. Not everyone gets in, will you?

Charlies Gym:

Get yourself in shape at the gym!

Reqruit Center:

Charlton Island doesn't have a military of it's own, but they do still recruit. Here you can choose to be a military man, or train yourself in martial arts.

Chess Park:

Have a nice day in the sun, and play some chess!
Veteran Finn
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#3 Old 12th Sep 2011 at 8:22 AM Last edited by armiel : 12th Sep 2011 at 11:16 AM.
Charlton City and Henderson apartments area part 2:

Charlton Market:

Here you can sell your stuffs in a consignment store, buy groceries and get yourself styled and tattooed.

Charlton Central:

Charlton Central consists of two buildings and is the biggest community area in the city. There you can find Fire fighters, policemen, business men, Investigators, journalists, nice restaurant, net cafe, teather and an arts gallery.


Showcasing Charlton Central West:

http://thumbs.modthesims.info/getimage.php?file=1232479
This is one of the biggest and most busy lots in Charlton Island.

Built in multiple floors, this lot holds many work places such as Fire Station, Police office and Business center. The lot costs 214840. You can see more pictures below, they are labeled.

If you wish to work as a firefighter, you need to click on the building instead of the map tag!


Showcasing Saint Thomas's Hideout:

http://thumbs.modthesims.info/getimage.php?file=1232481
Lovely fishing spot hiding behind the hospital. Lotsize is 10x20, costs 1160. You can see more pictures below, they are labeled.
Veteran Finn
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#4 Old 12th Sep 2011 at 8:23 AM Last edited by armiel : 12th Sep 2011 at 11:17 AM.
Charlton City and Henderson apartments area part 3:

Charlton Avenue 15-16, Henderson Avenue 6, 7,10, Henderson End 5:

Apartment buildings. 1-2 bedrooms and baths. For wealthier sims.

Henderson Park:

Lovely park in the Henderson apartments area. More info below.


Showcasing Charlton Avenue 15:

http://thumbs.modthesims.info/getimage.php?file=1232484
Lovely modern apartment building. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom. Lotsize is 20x20, costs 41508 Furnished, 3266 Unfurnished. You can see more pictures below, they are labeled.


Showcasing Henderson Park:

http://thumbs.modthesims.info/getimage.php?file=1232495
Small park designed to entertain families with children. Lotsize is 30x30, cost is 11193. You can see more pictures below, they are labeled.
Veteran Finn
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#5 Old 12th Sep 2011 at 8:25 AM Last edited by armiel : 12th Sep 2011 at 12:31 PM.
Charlton Beach part 1:

Charlton Beach is a big area below the city, and it consists of both community and residential buildings.

Community Pool:

Relax in the pools, have drinks, and judge bikinis.

Mike's:

A small restaurant-cafe. More info below.

Charlton Beach Avenue 12,14,16, Hill Alley 1, Hill Road 10,12:

Lovely cottages for small families. 2-3 Bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms.

Charlton Beach Avenue 20,42-43, Pond Way 1-4:

Empty residential lots.


Showcasing Charlton Beach Avenue 12:

http://thumbs.modthesims.info/getimage.php?file=1232501
Small cottage. Built in two floors. Lotsize 15x15, costs 33588 Furnished, 23508 Unfurnished. You can see more pictures below, they are labeled.


Showcasing Mike's:

http://thumbs.modthesims.info/getimage.php?file=1232497
Have a nice meal, drink some coffee. Lotsize 20x20, costs 26418. You can see more pictures below, they are labeled.
Veteran Finn
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#6 Old 12th Sep 2011 at 8:26 AM Last edited by armiel : 12th Sep 2011 at 11:52 AM.
Charlton Beach part 2:

http://thumbs.modthesims.info/getimage.php?file=1232516

Charlton Island Education:

Educate your young sims, or visit the library. Play football and other sports.

Charlton Island Community Park:

Main place for sims to meet out. Listen to the bands playing, eat, play with the kids.

Neville's Nectar:

Harvest some finest fruits and brew them into nectar. If you do not wish to work yourself, you can also buy the nectar.

The Beach:

Drinks, disco, views. What more can a sim wish for a beach club?

Kid's Corner:

Park for the small sims. Play with the kids and enjoy the day.

Charlton Public Beach:

Get a tan, have coffee, eat food. This is a place for outgoing sims to have a nice day.

Charlton Church:

Mourn your dead - Beware of the ghosts!
Veteran Finn
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#7 Old 12th Sep 2011 at 8:28 AM Last edited by armiel : 12th Sep 2011 at 12:10 PM.
Harbor part 1:

http://thumbs.modthesims.info/getimage.php?file=1232528

Old Charlton Factory:

This is place where the criminals meet. And work. And plot evil plans. And terrorize the rest of the island.

Charlton Science Center:

Some mad scientist founded this facility in the 1970s. Be careful when you enter those doors, you never know what you may face.

Charlton Junk:

The trash needs to be dumped somewhere, right? You can also find all kind of nice parts for home-made robots here.

The Warehouse Pub:

A pub, more info below.

Salty Dip:

Small diner, be careful with what you eat here, it may as well be from the sewers.

Charlton Films:

This is what makes the island rich. Actors. If you're lucky you might see Simgelina Jones, and Harrisim Ford!

Harbor path 1,3:

Really small homes. Quite grungy too.

Harbor Road 7:

An apartment building. Not in too good shape.


Showcasing The Warehouse Pub:

http://thumbs.modthesims.info/getimage.php?file=1232522
A dark, but lively pub to serve those in a need of a drink. Get wasted, have a few fights, play against your friends, have fun! Lotsize 30x20, costs 83726. You can see more pictures below, they are labeled.
Veteran Finn
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#8 Old 12th Sep 2011 at 8:29 AM Last edited by armiel : 12th Sep 2011 at 11:59 AM.
Harbor part 2:

http://thumbs.modthesims.info/getimage.php?file=1232536

Dump Alley 1-4:

Four grungy little homes.


Showcasing Dump Alley 1:

http://thumbs.modthesims.info/getimage.php?file=1232530
A small starter. No separate bedroom, 1 small bathroom. Built on a 15x10 lot, costs 8724 Furnished, 7612 Unfurnished. You can see more pictures below, they are labeled.
Screenshots
Veteran Finn
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#9 Old 12th Sep 2011 at 8:30 AM Last edited by armiel : 12th Sep 2011 at 12:29 PM.
West beach:



West Beach Avenue 2,8,11:

Beachy residential homes. 1-2 bedrooms and bathrooms.

West Beach Avenue 4,9,10,12, Ocean View 44-55:

Empty residential lots.

Bay End:

A beach lot, in city protection - not built on.

Fishers End:

Small fishing spot at the end of the peninsula. Great views, not sure about the fishing luck.


Showcasing West Beach Avenue 8:

http://thumbs.modthesims.info/getimage.php?file=1232537
Small beach home. Two bedrooms, one bathroom. Built on a 20x15 lot, costs 31594 Furnished, 20659 Unfurnished. You can see more pictures below, they are labeled.
Veteran Finn
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#10 Old 12th Sep 2011 at 8:31 AM Last edited by armiel : 12th Sep 2011 at 12:27 PM.
Forest:

http://thumbs.modthesims.info/getimage.php?file=1232553

East Beach:

A forgotten community park at the beach. Your sim must love the nature to be bothered to go here. It is quite a hike.

Forest Road 1,2,11, Forest End 67:

Residential homes. Built to survive rough winters, which have not yet been seen. 1-3 bedrooms, 1-2 bathrooms.

Forest Road 10:

Empty residential lot.


Showcasing Forest Road 11:

http://thumbs.modthesims.info/getimage.php?file=1232545
Small home in the forest. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms. Built on a 20x20 lot, costs 72184 Furnished, 36798 Unfurnished. You can see more pictures below, they are labeled.
Veteran Finn
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#11 Old 16th Sep 2011 at 12:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by nonamena
One question, I don't suppose you have any information to share with us about beautiful vista moodlets in the world? I'm mainly interested in knowing if there are any residential/empty lots that provide the moodlet.


I have not changed the lot values regarding the moodlets.
Test Subject
#12 Old 16th Sep 2011 at 1:30 PM
Hello,

My computer doesn't seem to handle large Sims 3 worlds very well. I am not sure why, despite my computer being rather recent.

Anyway, I was looking for a new medium-sized home for my Sims, I found your addy this morning, and I must say it looks very enticing ^^

I especially appreciate that you paid attention to the routing, and still managed to make the whole look very pleasant to the eye, presented in a package that some professionals (look at me, EA, yes) could take a lesson from.

I would like to try it out please, but when I try to combine the archive files, it says that my resulting file is corrupted or something. I tried downloading twice now, but I got the same message again when using 7z to uncompress.

Is there another way for me to get your world, perhaps on websites like mediafire , without the files being split ?

If it is not possible, I would understand.

In any case, thank you for sharing with us what seems to be a labor of love of yours.
Veteran Finn
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#13 Old 16th Sep 2011 at 1:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Caitie
BTW, any info you're willing to share on spawners? Which ones do you have? Also, any "wild" plants?


Spawner info is on the main post, and you can also see the location of many in the lot placement picture. No "wild" plants, but there are some garden plants on the nectary and seeds all around the map.


Kittenpaw Please try the install method 2 (on main post). I just downloaded the files myself, and at least that one works.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 16th Sep 2011 at 2:12 PM
Beautiful work, armiel. The time you put into this world really shows in the attention to detail. It all just flows together so nicely.

Bix AKA Champion le Bleu Cardinalis born Nov 18th 2006. Home from Poland Jan 14 2007 with brother Jack!!!
Scholar
#15 Old 16th Sep 2011 at 3:12 PM
Your world is well thought out and gorgeous looking, I love it!! Thank you for sharing Charlton Island..I'm downloading as we speak .
Veteran Finn
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#16 Old 16th Sep 2011 at 3:19 PM
Shante, if you want the lighthouse to have a light and few little final touches, yes, you do
Test Subject
#17 Old 16th Sep 2011 at 4:55 PM
Thank you so much! Your world is looking awesome

I`m downloading the world and even the cc you used (and I hate to download a lot of cc ).
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