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Build An Arrrrrsland- A piratey place for your buildin' pleasure!

by bakafox Posted 28th Jan 2012 at 5:40 AM - Updated 22nd Jun 2013 at 1:35 PM by bakafox : Clarifying install & Sidewalk points
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This world has been edited as of 6-22-2013 to take into account the new water lots/swimming/routing that's been happening. Beaches should no longer have impediments to swimmers or builders.An *EMPTY* base camp lot was also placed on a shoreline, so it's easier for people with Traveler by Nraas to have their Sims visit. Again, the Base Camp lot is empty, just placed- it'll have to be built (or deleted) by the player in edit town/edit world mode in game.

Ahoy there!

Need a little pirate flavor for yer building dreams and legacies? Look no further than this treasure of an island! Make yer scurvy Sims walk the plank bridges, for there be no cars allowed, just dirt trails (actually have sidewalk, which may be visible when game first loads, but should become more see-through as you zoom in/start playing) or goin' their own way through the neighbors' yards. There be falls and caves and spawners for them creepy bugs and squawky parrots should ye have the Pets expansion. Trees come from them World Adventure places as well as them Ambitions ones.

Thar be no CC required (though some be optional), and the Cap'n was sailing under the flag of patch 1.55.






Optional Custom Content (not required, is just a few beach things):
Raft Decor from Castaway Set Part 1 by lhawk07 http://linna.modthesims.info/download.php?t=457515
Campfire from Castaway Set Part 3 by lhawk07 http://linna.modthesims.info/download.php?t=458325

A few more things to note:

*The sidewalk once fully in game is visible as those dirt trails- in my thumbnail they show up much more than in game, since I wanted to show there were actual sidewalks.They use a custom opacity level to render them invisible other than the dirt terrain paint, but as noted above, they WILL usually be super visible and ugly when you load the map for the first time, but will vanish as you play other than the occasional glitch when at distance.

*That itty island in the center eye can only be attached to rest of the map for Sims to explore using WA dive wells for lots you build.

*Remember you need BOTH .rar files and have to unpack 1 first- here is a better explanation than I previously gave for how to un-rar it as a multipart download: http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php...ulti-part_files

*You are free to share savegame files if you build up lots or play legacies or the like. You may NOT put the world file itself anywhere-- send folks here to get it! You can also use it in any contest screenshots, storytelling or movies you make with credit.



Additional Credits:
Thanks to everyone in #create for encouraging me, giving me feedback & letting me cry on their shoulders when my PC melted for a while.

Much love to Inge and Peter Jones for S3PE which let me do crazy things like make junkpiles placeable outside of lots!

Also thanks to folks on the CAW forums for having so many great ideas, and figuring out how to do things to make worlds built better, especially SimSample who unlocked a bunch of goodies for use in CAW like the hitching posts.

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 Pets
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Build-An-Arrrrsland.part1.rar | Description: Part 1- Remember you need Part 2 as well! 9.06 MB 6,512 28th Jan 2012
Build-An-Arrrrsland.part2.rar | Description: Part 2- Remember you need Part 1! 4.31 MB 5,496 28th Jan 2012
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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.).


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