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Instructor
#901 Old 10th Jun 2015 at 11:03 AM
Darielle is perfect for a True Blood setting. I played it when she posted her first Beta and it was stunning even then. Looks like a true Louisiana world... Thanks for the link, I thought she had given up on this project. So very glad she didn't!!!
Test Subject
#902 Old 11th Jun 2015 at 9:57 PM
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Originally Posted by ElaineNualla
yes, as Don_Babilon wrote above - it's not only this area problem. I rebuilded it - mostly by adding additional areas to enter/exit, removing obstacles using rugs etc.
But many houses are as sweet as useless partially. I'd never build so many problematic areas so close, like these doors mentioned above, pseudo-entrances (disconnected basements with also very narrow external entrance space - it's very nice to view but completely ignores sims idiocy - your guests often would try to come into home *from disconnected basement* *roll* not mentioning NPCs which usually lives there x.x) I think most of these buildings were never tested in reasonable way. But indeed world itself is beauty.


That is a bit disappointing about Saaqartoq as it looks seriously beautiful. Absolutely perfect, actually, but I wouldn't have the patience to redo all those routing issues. If anybody wanted to redo it or upload their fixed version (if that is permissible to suggest) I'd snag it in a heartbeat. Please please please!

Anyway, thanks for this thread and sorry if it should have been left for dead. I enjoy discussions about the various worlds though (and this was the latest thread I found on the topic.) I'll have to check out http://www.galadrielh.com/downloads...n/devil-s-port/ and still looking for more. Like others have mentioned, I'm kinda sick of the tropical worlds with their crystal blue sky and palm trees. Want something big with water and dive lots, which still look great with snow.

I just started playing sims 3 again recently (4 is not happening!) and http://thesimscatalog.com/product/cotes-dambonnay/ was already in my game. It is excellent beyond belief. I wouldn't put any sims which I plan on playing, into any of the homes though. They're all done very well, just a little small for my taste. Fortunately there is enough empty bigger lots to use so not really a problem.

Anybody have more suggestions?
Lab Assistant
#903 Old 12th Jun 2015 at 9:04 AM
Certainly, for me, the most beautiful world is Avalon by Bakafox, available on MTS. The notes say you need Pets to play it, which I don't have installed at the moment, but it seems to work fine without it. In any case I just had to have it for my Fairy Queen game. I had some difficulties finding appropriate lots, and my first attempt spoiled the whole thing by making it too urbanized. Now I have managed to make it all look more open and wild, the way a fairy kingdom should be, although there is a 'human' quarter where the theatre, day spa, and business centre are (all EA base game lots). Nearly everything else is either built by me or downloads that fit into the landscape. My civic centre, for example, is just an open park with trees and water gardens, and rabbit hole rugs for the police station, military base and city hall placed underground. And at least four of my residential lots are underground too, including Orcs Hole, where three very unpleasant goblins live.
Alchemist
#904 Old 12th Jun 2015 at 9:44 AM
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Originally Posted by ElaineNualla
New York (up to Seasons) http://sims3newyork.blogspot.co.uk/...y-released.html
BigApple (2nd Beta) http://sims3bigapple.blogspot.com/

I didn't check them out thought - even looking on the screens kills my machine


I tested one of the late betas of NewYork and while everyone else was so exited about it, I wasn't. It might have been hard to run, but what I remember is the lack detail between the buildings. The ground work so to speak. I might be picky, but it didn't impress me much. I'm a builder as well, so I remember an apartment that didn't impress me either. I probably didn't stay long for the gaming though.
Scholar
#905 Old 13th Jun 2015 at 4:36 AM
A little industrial island by Rflong7:


http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/dis...land-o-o#latest

Could be a base for that gritty northern city people are looking for.
Test Subject
#906 Old 14th Jun 2015 at 11:40 PM
Hi all! I found this world a couple days ago and been playing it non-stop ever since. http://thesimscatalog.com/product/mayfield-springs/ Here is my quick review and then I'm off to play more.

The terrain is gorgeous with lots of height variation where your sims can appreciate the beautiful views; the town also has plenty of variety in differently themed mini neighborhoods with smooth transitions from one area to another. It was a simpack file and no cc, so super easy installation. The (large) town is already populated so I didn't even have to do that and each sim even has a description of themselves in their little pop-up. All the houses are obviously designed with a good eye for design AND playablity (I have Errortrap and Overwatch so would have noticed routing issues). The houses all all furnished very nicely with good color schemes, but not too cluttered, so I don't feel the immediate urge to play re-decorator. Frankly, I was amazed at how nice everything looks and still remains playable. I have no idea who made this world but honestly, if EA wants a world builder for Sims3, this person could do it. The whole thing reminds me very much of how EA does a world.

I've only uncovered one slight problem so far, and that is the camera gets stuck around one lot (the fortune teller's wagon) way up in the mountains. I had to use Edit Town to move the camera away from the area. Other than that, the whole thing seems really excellent. Oh and none of the Store stuff appears to be placed in the world, so guess I'll have fun deciding where to put all that. I haven't tried the dive lots yet though or seen how it does in snow.

Anyway, keep those suggestions coming please, if anybody has anymore! I foolishly went into an old Dragon Valley save in order to steal my lastest version of the Crumplebottom sisters and Branch Timbley, and it was so sad to look at that world... The design elements used in Dragon Valley are probably my favorite (well that and Monte Vista) but ITS WAY TOO SMALL and flat as a pancake, arrrrgh. Apologies for whining. Seems difficult making a world, I can't even make my bed. :P
One Minute Ninja'd
#907 Old 15th Jun 2015 at 2:12 AM
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Originally Posted by jje1000
A little industrial island by Rflong7:


http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/dis...land-o-o#latest

Could be a base for that gritty northern city people are looking for.


It looks like an interesting industrial setting, but when I look at that island, all I can think of is building Alcatraz on it.
Scholar
#908 Old 15th Jun 2015 at 4:20 AM
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Originally Posted by eskie227
It looks like an interesting industrial setting, but when I look at that island, all I can think of is building Alcatraz on it.


That's not a reason for a 'but'!

That's a reason for an 'and as I'm planning out my prison challenge'!
Scholar
#909 Old 28th Jun 2015 at 10:00 PM
For anyone looking for an updated Pleasantview:


http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/729477.page

In case anyone has forgotten doublemedion694 has also done excellent English and Scottish worlds as well.


http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail...assetId=6024201


http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail...assetId=7451577

Pet peeve though- there isn't any terrain paint under the water!

I might look into fixing that myself in the future.
Instructor
#910 Old 29th Jun 2015 at 9:57 PM
I have a question about these worlds. Most of them have features from expansion packs I don't have (for instance, dive lots). Does this make the worlds unplayable by me, or will those features just be missing? Are there some features which can be ignored and others which must be had? (in case it's relevant, the packs I do not have are Island Paradise, Into the Future, Showtime, and Supernatural)
Top Secret Researcher
#911 Old 5th Jul 2015 at 7:55 PM
Domworld3. Reminds me of a perfect Sims 2 type suburbia, but Ts3 style. On the exchange.
E]

TS3 NEEDS: TENNIS COURTS > BUSES > PIGS/SHEEP
Can't find stuff in build and buy mode? http://www.nexusmods.com/thesims3/mods/1/?
Scholar
#912 Old 5th Jul 2015 at 8:07 PM
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Originally Posted by lucy kemnitzer
I have a question about these worlds. Most of them have features from expansion packs I don't have (for instance, dive lots). Does this make the worlds unplayable by me, or will those features just be missing? Are there some features which can be ignored and others which must be had? (in case it's relevant, the packs I do not have are Island Paradise, Into the Future, Showtime, and Supernatural)


I'm pretty sure that you need all of the EPs that were used. You could always try it and see what happens, but I'm thinking most people say that the world just won't load if you don't have all of the EPs. I think you're best bet would be to go check out the world's description. Some of them have a thread or blog post about them (depending on where the world is available) that would cover this kind of question.

That's the best answer I can give you since I have all the EPs so don't have personal experience with this. Maybe someone else will have some input for you?

Receptacle Refugee ~ Where are we going, and why am I in this handbasket!? ~
Test Subject
#913 Old 10th Jul 2015 at 5:16 AM
Ok, I am being very very picky when it comes to worlds. I really like Alpine Country, but I don't like that it has no real Island Paradise support. My current go to has been Grey Meadows, but I want something a bit less urban. I so far have been enjoying Mayfield Springs, but it's not quite urban enough.

Basically, here's what I'm looking for and I hope someone can point me in the right direction:

It MUST support houseboats and dive lots.
It MUST have SOME kind of urban area (even if the tallest building is five stories, I want highrises)
I would prefer large worlds, but I'm not as picky about this.
I would also prefer a very wide variety of socio-economic areas. I tend to start my sims off in cheap apartments, trailers, or tenements. I have a starter trailer park I like to try to plunk down, but it's 50x40, so it's not always doable.

Edit: Oh yea, and lastly I really really want something with a temperate climate. This is one of the reasons Grey Meadow was my go-to for such a long time: it was one of the only Island Paradise maps I found that had a temperate climate. I like winter, but snow on palm trees makes me (personally) feel awkward.

If anyone can help me I'd greatly appreciate it. I've been scouring the internet for a few days now looking for the perfect world, but I'm having problems.
Instructor
#914 Old 10th Jul 2015 at 8:11 PM
Thank you, Tangle0906.
Scholar
#915 Old 11th Jul 2015 at 1:28 AM
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Originally Posted by captainradish
Ok, I am being very very picky when it comes to worlds. I really like Alpine Country, but I don't like that it has no real Island Paradise support. My current go to has been Grey Meadows, but I want something a bit less urban. I so far have been enjoying Mayfield Springs, but it's not quite urban enough.

Basically, here's what I'm looking for and I hope someone can point me in the right direction:

It MUST support houseboats and dive lots.
It MUST have SOME kind of urban area (even if the tallest building is five stories, I want highrises)
I would prefer large worlds, but I'm not as picky about this.
I would also prefer a very wide variety of socio-economic areas. I tend to start my sims off in cheap apartments, trailers, or tenements. I have a starter trailer park I like to try to plunk down, but it's 50x40, so it's not always doable.

Edit: Oh yea, and lastly I really really want something with a temperate climate. This is one of the reasons Grey Meadow was my go-to for such a long time: it was one of the only Island Paradise maps I found that had a temperate climate. I like winter, but snow on palm trees makes me (personally) feel awkward.

If anyone can help me I'd greatly appreciate it. I've been scouring the internet for a few days now looking for the perfect world, but I'm having problems.


Point Ouerbacker? It has a built-up town area, support for houseboats and 3 dive lots, is a large world, and has four distinct regions. Only problem is that it's not tremendously urban, but it does do a small town well.
Test Subject
#916 Old 11th Jul 2015 at 5:37 AM
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Originally Posted by jje1000
Point Ouerbacker? It has a built-up town area, support for houseboats and 3 dive lots, is a large world, and has four distinct regions. Only problem is that it's not tremendously urban, but it does do a small town well.


That's on my to try list. I've gotten a bit distracted by SSDs and re-installing WIn7. It DOES look promising, certainly.
Top Secret Researcher
#917 Old 12th Jul 2015 at 2:32 AM
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Originally Posted by jje1000
Point Ouerbacker? It has a built-up town area, support for houseboats and 3 dive lots, is a large world, and has four distinct regions. Only problem is that it's not tremendously urban, but it does do a small town well.

WOW!! I'm loving this one but.. I don't have Pets, Showtime, and Supernatural. I don't think I could run it without those. If someone has this world that doesn't have those EP's and are running it, please let me know. I'd love to have this one.

Life is short, insecurity is a waste of time. ~Diane Von Furstenburg
You don't get out of life alive. ~Jimmy the Hand

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Inventor
#918 Old 14th Jul 2015 at 12:52 PM
I'm looking for a nice rural, farming English village. You know, rolling hills and flowing rivers and all that stuff. I'd like the actual town proper to be close together, too. A sort of downtown area, even if it's only small. Just not all spread over the map. Bonus points if it doesn't need Superstar or whatever it was, Island Paradise or Into The Future. And by "bonus points" I mean it's probably a requirement.

I'm writing a TV series, yeah. It's a cross between True Detective and Pretty Little Liars.
Mad Poster
#919 Old 14th Jul 2015 at 1:38 PM
@pirate_wolf_12 - I've been playing a Scottish rural village with a small area with shops and houses (where most of the stuff is), lots of rolling hills and a river and two bridges. I think it might meet your requirements. It's called Glen Donnach. It doesn't seem to rely on expansion packs, but calls for something from the Sims Store. I installed it anyway and it's beautiful. Below are a couple of in-game shots of the village.

While I was looking for the above, I saw this one, which is English and looks quite nice. It didn't fit my theme and it looks like it requires a couple of expansions and I can't tell if they are the ones you mentioned or not. I don't really have the symbols memorized. Otherwise, the town fits your description. I'm not sure what would happen if you installed it if you didn't have the expansion packs. If it were me, I'd try it and see if it still had enough content in it to enjoy.
Screenshots
Inventor
#920 Old 14th Jul 2015 at 9:40 PM
What percentage of custom worlds are up-to-date in patch, and yet require only basegame? And where would I find them? (I've seen the two at Sims Realty.)
Inventor
#921 Old 14th Jul 2015 at 10:47 PM
Thank you, VanDeTerre. When the entire sims community collapses through wars over which generation is better and the powers that be are nothing more than shadows imprinted on the blasted remains of cement I shall reward you with a sizable kingdom.

I'm writing a TV series, yeah. It's a cross between True Detective and Pretty Little Liars.
Mad Poster
#922 Old 15th Jul 2015 at 12:47 AM
Ooo! Will it have some large lots so I place castles?
Inventor
#923 Old 16th Jul 2015 at 8:36 AM
Your castles will be crafted from bone and built upon ash and the size of a skyscraper if the lots in those recommended worlds fit my style. If the lots in those worlds are mainly 20x30 or smaller you will rule nothing more than the most forgotten, cursed and rueful wastelands where neither survivor nor roach dare to tread and also I'll pour salt into your drinks when you're not looking.

I'm writing a TV series, yeah. It's a cross between True Detective and Pretty Little Liars.
Mad Poster
#924 Old 16th Jul 2015 at 11:09 AM
Rut-Roh, the Scottish village has mostly smaller lots and most of them are already built upon. You could always take over a community lot and put a rabbit hole rug in another building. Also, I originally wanted a Scottish village because I downloaded the most beautiful Scottish manor house here. It uses the largest size lot available and there were none in Glen Donnach. I placed one in, but the only available space was on slopes and hills. It isn't the prettiest, but I live with it anyway.

I do hope one of those villages works for you. I didn't really want a castle quite like you described, but that's ok. Your heart was in the right place.
Test Subject
#925 Old 29th Jul 2015 at 10:30 PM
Sunset Valley 2nd Edition by LynxAQ
I just got this world, but I love it to bits! So, Sunset Valley's been my favorite town for a long while, and this world is just an extended Sunset Valley. It's bigger, more routable terrain, more space for lots. And, speaking as someone running Sims 3 and all expansions on a beat-up old mac, it runs pretty well. I have some stuttering in Edit Town mode, but no major lag or crashes. At least, not more than usual! :P
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