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#1 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 7:59 AM Last edited by SimmyRN : 19th Feb 2017 at 8:32 AM.
Default Final, Hopefully, Test Files Posted for Simburbia - Something for Everyone! All Playable Lot Types from All EP; No CC
Love city night life; great cultural, recreational, and educational facilities; high rise apartments; quaint houses in the suburbs; ranches; farms; and all the modern technology your heart could desire? If so, Simburbia's the place for you! Simburbia has it all - and sims will flock to it. But wait, there's a seedy underbelly too - grimy businesses, a criminal element, not so nice houses, a "no tell" motel out by the airport, and Simburbia's own version of Area 51. There's even a rumor that sea monsters lurk beneath of the dark water of Simburbia bay. What path will your sim choose in Simburbia - black widow, beach bum, business mogul, mad scientist? Or, something better or worse?

Simburbia is the result of more than 3 years of work in CAW. Simburbia has all community lots from all expansion packs except a Rebel Hangout, Student Union, Cafeteria, Business Park, Wasteland, and Dried Up Beach as most have no functionality outside their associated expansion pack. Riverview Lite was used as the base for Simburbia because I thought it would be quick and easy to add all the expansion pack lots to it for a fully functional, all encompassing neighborhood. I also wanted space for large lots to use Roaring Heights rabbit holes and my "Enchanting" series of suburban houses. Was I wrong! Much terraforming has been done and streets/paths revised. Sea level was raised considerably to make Simburbia water deep enough for dive lots. Routing was completely re-worked. My hope is that players will hardly recognize Riverview as the base for Simburbia. Note: Simburbia is a large world with many objects, plants/trees, and lots! A higher end computer may be required to run it. I have a moderate gaming PC and run Simburbia without problems. The only lag experienced is a few seconds at 3 a.m. and/or 5 a.m. when the game resets NPCs and so forth. ~~SimmyRN




Lots:
176 lots total - 108 Community & 68 Residential



Built with patch 1.67.

Known issues:
  • Public Sounds Stereo speakers on community lots may default to classical music and need to be reset by the player. (This is an EA issue.)
  • Special effects generators on stages at show venue lots must be reset after installation of Simburbia. (This is an EA issue.)
  • The Gnubb set must be placed in-game in order for the “rigging” to work correctly. Eerie Park is marked with terrain paint so it’s easy to tell where the set is supposed to go. (This is an EA issue.)
  • Boats “jump” as they cross the edges of dive lots. (This is an issue with all custom dive lots.)
  • Caves on dive lots sometimes “boot” divers to the shore. If this occurs, it is recommended to wait until the tentacles are visible at the cave before entering, not point the in game viewer directly at the cave as the sim enters, and/or to “reset” or delete/undo the cave. See link "Sim Resets When Exploring An Underwater Cave" for more information. (This is an issue with all dive lots.)
  • Players may see register attendants, baristas, or other "role" NPC sims experience needs problems if they are linked to an object which is supposed to be continually manned but the object is placed on a community lot with operating hours, i.e. "opening" and "closing" times. While I believe I avoided this on lots I built, I did not feel it was appropriate to change other creators' lots in this manner. (Add link with more information.)
Additional credits:
simsample unlocking the Food Truck and Parking Space (Post # 3) was very helpful.
Cleaning the Global Layer tutorial by simsample.
Thank you, Winterhart, for these mods: Generations Cars Buyable & Available for Community Lots and Cars for Community Lots.
CyberBob78 for EA\Maxis Mail & Trash Receptacles *Unlocked*.
Creating Dive Lots.
Guide to Houseboats in game & in CAW.
Other - [Tutorial] How to make hidden island.
World Adventures - How to create tombs?, The Sims 3 Tomb Creation Guide How to Build a Tomb in World Adventures, and The Sims 3: World Adventures Building Tombs.
Tutorial Changing out the WPID File by auntielynds.
MTS modders for CAW Resources.
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#2 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 8:07 AM Last edited by SimmyRN : 11th Jan 2017 at 3:58 AM.
Thanks in advance for your patience and assistance! This feedback thread is a work in progress so please bear with me as it is completed. I'd really appreciate play testing by anyone who is interested and able to give constructive criticism of Simburbia. I have play tested it pretty extensively but welcome others' feedback. I am especially concerned with lot, street, or sidewalk tears; "lumpy" roads or sidewalks; and routing or lag issues. Suggestions for improvement of terrain, decorating, and so forth are also welcome.
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#3 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 8:07 AM Last edited by SimmyRN : 23rd Jan 2017 at 12:41 AM.
Default Allegro Cafe & Pool Hall
Community Lot # 1 - Allegro Café & Pool Hall
University Hangout
20x30
F: §107,332
U: §35,934
Inspired by Café Allegro, Seattle Washington's Original Espresso Bar established in 1975, Allegro Café is a great place for University sims - or other caffeine addicts - to get their daily fix and grab a snack. Caffeinated sims can play instruments or expound on philosophical issues in the first floor coffee bar. Or, shoot pool in the building next door. Upstairs at the café is a Ping-Pong table, photo booth, and the café office. On the third floor is an outdoor juice keg, dance floor, whiteboard, and foosball table. Spawns barista. Has LLAMA. Local law enforcement tends to stake out the alleyway, so everyone should feel safe at Allegro Café & Pool Hall!
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#4 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 8:07 AM Last edited by SimmyRN : 14th Jan 2017 at 9:01 AM.
Default Gypsy Campground
Community Lot # 2 - Gypsy Campground
Small Park with Gypsy Wagon Rabbit Hole
20x20
F: §19,624
U: §12,534
The gypsy caravan has come to Simburbia! Campground has bee hives, fire pit, grill, tents, Supernatural plants, and the Gypsy Wagon Rabbit Hole. There are also amenities like a toilet, bath house, refrigerator, and soda machine.
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#5 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 8:07 AM Last edited by SimmyRN : 14th Jan 2017 at 9:45 AM.
Default Simburbia Internat'l Airport
Community Lot # 3 - Simburbia Internat'l Airport
No Visitors Allowed
50x60
F: §417,037
U: §93,328
With architecture inspired by modern airport designs, Simburbia Internat'l Airport has hosted sim travelers from all over Sim Planet. From the efficient ticket agents to the airport security center and concourse with restaurant, shops, and bars, it's bon voyage for sims! Sims can have passport photos taken at the security center. Juiced travelers can wile away layover time by listening to the piano in the piano lounge or dancing on the dance floor. (Public Sounds Stereo may need to be reset to Songwriter music.) Even sims who aren't traveling may want to visit the second floor arcade or business center. The third floor air traffic control center is where all the real action takes place. Spawns register attendants, bartender, and barista. (Notes: Airport entrance is at the left side of lot. Airport parking is not included on lot.)
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#6 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 8:08 AM Last edited by SimmyRN : 19th Feb 2017 at 8:54 AM.
Default The Kickin' Kowboy Klub
Community Lot # 4 - The Kickin' Kowboy Klub
Local Watering Hole
30x20
F: §88,656
U: §38,504
Drink, two-step, and line dance the night away at The Kickin' Kowboy Klub! Enjoy a friendly game of horseshoes or a little woo-hoo outside. Then, head inside where there are two bars and dance floors. (Public Sounds Stereos may need to be reset to Country music.) Try your luck at bull riding or foosball, or practice chess on the second floor. The third floor has bathrooms, bookcases, and a Kingdomino table. Bars spawn bartenders.
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#7 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 8:08 AM Last edited by SimmyRN : 14th Jan 2017 at 5:50 AM.
Default Simburbia Cemetery
Community Lot # 5 - Simburbia Cemetery
Graveyard
35x50
F: §119,205
U: §47,538
This is the place to go for those sims who wish to visit a graveyard at night. Surely it's just their over-active imaginations when sims feel that someone or something is watching them ...
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#8 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 8:08 AM Last edited by SimmyRN : 26th Jan 2017 at 2:50 AM.
Default Plumbob Apartments
Residential Lot # 1 - Plumbob Apartments
Late Night Apartment
3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms
15x20
F: §22,047
U: §4,777
Not to be confused with Plumbob Apts. II, Plumbob Apartments has a jungle gym and sandbox outside for the children to play in. Garage parking is available. The first floor of this tri-level apartment has a bedroom with two single beds and bathroom. Kitchen, dining, and living areas are on the second level as well as a half bath. The third level has the master en suite, another bedroom with two single beds, and a third bathroom. There are desks for doing homework - one for each single bed. Houses 6 sims. Two NPC apartments are located on the fourth floor. The fifth floor common area features a hot tub, gym equipment, foosball and chess tables, and lounge chairs. It's the perfect place to take a hot soak and then relax in a lounge chair while taking in Simburbia's sights!
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#9 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 8:08 AM Last edited by SimmyRN : 26th Jan 2017 at 2:50 AM.
Default Enchanting Home - 2 Story
Residential Lot #2 - Enchanting Home - 2 Story x 2
One lot has a crib
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
20x30
F: §23,923
U: §923
One of a series of "enchanting" houses created especially for suburban living, this is a home for a big family! Outdoors there's a grill and play area for the children. The first floor features an open kitchen, dining and living areas, fireplace, half bath, and laundry. There's a private patio off the master bedroom. The nursery is next to the master en suite. A reading nook is upstairs along with 3 more bedrooms - 2 with bunk beds - and a full bath. Houses 7 sims plus infant/toddler.
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#10 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 8:08 AM Last edited by SimmyRN : 26th Jan 2017 at 2:50 AM.
Default Modern Triplex
Residential Lot # 3 - Modern Triplex
Late Night apartment house
3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
20x20
F: §18,469
U: §3,578
Located on a dead end street near the cemetery, it might not be the best neighborhood but at least it's quiet. Just ignore the tales about ghosts in the graveyard across the street. The playable apartment has an easel, telescope, and small garden in the back yard. Open plan first floor with 1 single bedroom and 1 bathroom. (First floor bedroom could be converted into an office or laundry room.) Upstairs there's a master en suite, a single bedroom, and another bathroom. (Single bedroom upstairs would make an excellent nursery!) Houses 4 sims. 2 NPC apartments.
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#11 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 8:09 AM Last edited by SimmyRN : 26th Jan 2017 at 2:51 AM.
Default Travel Trailer
Residential Lot # 4 - Travel Trailer
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
15x10
F: §15,767
U: §1,047
From the mismatched furniture to the wallpaper that screams the 70s, this travel trailer needs a lot of TLC! Owners may first have to evict any poor college student squatters. At least it has indoor plumbing and a little garden. Houses 3 sims. Uses base game and University objects only except for the Island Paradise boat trailer. (Note: the truck on which the travel trailer sits should be considered decorative only as it was placed using the "MoveObjects on" cheat.)
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#12 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 8:09 AM Last edited by SimmyRN : 18th Jan 2017 at 5:48 AM.
Default Nectar Maker's Dream
Residential Lot # 5 - Nectar Maker's Dream
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
15x20
F: §16,354
U: §11,078
This modest home is ideal for sims who aspire to be nectar makers! Located next door to the Nectary and down the road from vineyards and orchards, plus with a home garden, all the supplies needed for making top quality nectar are close at hand. Features nectar maker and nectar rack in the basement. Upstairs is 1 bedroom with double bed, an open kitchen, dining, living area, and 1 bathroom. Houses 2 sims. Home can easily be expanded.
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Default Gypsy Campground
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#13 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 6:26 PM
I have played multiple games in Riverview, and I didn't recognize the general map until I read the OP again and got to the Riverview mention. Riverview was always a nice and easy world to play, but the lack of water activities and beaches put me off after a while and I would move my households to other worlds.

*My laptop might not be able to handle an extended game in Suburbia, but I might be tempted to give it a go later in the week. This looks awesome!

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#14 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 8:38 PM
can't download file and don't have a 4 shared account.thx
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#15 Old 9th Jan 2017 at 9:36 PM
@SimmyRN

The world looks great!

You could try 7zip instead of WinRAR, as it has a better compression. Also, why not use Sim File Share? No-one will need an account to download from there.
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#16 Old 10th Jan 2017 at 5:22 AM
Wow- it looks amazing! I am happy to help test.

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#17 Old 10th Jan 2017 at 5:34 AM Last edited by SimmyRN : 16th Jan 2017 at 2:51 AM. Reason: Removed Sim File Share files
Quote:
Originally Posted by simsample
@SimmyRN

The world looks great!

You could try 7zip instead of WinRAR, as it has a better compression. Also, why not use Sim File Share? No-one will need an account to download from there.


Thanks, simsample! I'll try 7zip. Gosh, I forgot all about Sim File Share. I'll try posting it there, if need be. Thank you for the suggestion, simsample and attuned!
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#18 Old 10th Jan 2017 at 6:50 AM
Hi Simmy Your link goes to the sign in page, on SimsFileShare, not the download page.

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#19 Old 10th Jan 2017 at 8:34 AM Last edited by SimmyRN : 12th Jan 2017 at 8:58 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by attuned
Hi Simmy Your link goes to the sign in page, on SimsFileShare, not the download page.


Thanks for letting me know, attuned! I was a bit confused about how to do it. I edited my post.
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#20 Old 13th Jan 2017 at 4:52 PM
Hi, I'll be happy to have a look at your world. Installation went fine, loading takes quite a while. Seems to be really heavy. I'll let you know my findings

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#21 Old 16th Jan 2017 at 2:49 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimmyRN
Thanks, simsample! I'll try 7zip. Gosh, I forgot all about Sim File Share. I'll try posting it there, if need be. Thank you for the suggestion, simsample and attuned!

Well, 7zip didn't help much but I may not have used the correct settings. I'll keep working on it.


I tried WinZip, 7-zip, and WinRAR. None would compress the file enough. Therefore, I split the file into 2 parts and attached it above. I fixed a couple of things on lots and repaired some routing. So, I'm removing the files from Sim File Share. Please download from Post # 1 to test the world. Thanks very much!
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#22 Old 19th Jan 2017 at 2:49 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by attuned
Wow- it looks amazing! I am happy to help test.


Thanks so much, attuned! I hope you enjoy playing it and look forward to your feedback about Simburbia!
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#23 Old 19th Jan 2017 at 2:50 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincent T.
Hi, I'll be happy to have a look at your world. Installation went fine, loading takes quite a while. Seems to be really heavy. I'll let you know my findings


Thank you, Vincent T. I'm really looking forward to reading what you think of Simburbia. Enjoy playing!
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#24 Old 19th Jan 2017 at 4:07 AM
Default Redorated Simerset Apartment at 2000 Sycamore Street
(Middle) Simerset Apartment
1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
F: §16,259
U: §1,102
The middle Simerset apartment building in Simburbia located at 2000 Sycamore Street, this home has been redecorated with an aqua, tan, and orange color scheme. Features better appliances and a breakfast bar.

The other two Simerset apartments have been redecorated as well.
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#25 Old 19th Jan 2017 at 4:54 AM Last edited by SimmyRN : 19th Jan 2017 at 5:21 AM.
Default More Simburbia Screenshots
Hope it's okay to post some more Simburbia screenshots.
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