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Welcome to Cronor
...the beautiful forest, mountain meadows and crystal clear lakes invite you to hours of walking. Majestic trees and a rich variety of beautiful and rare flowers make the area most attractive for nature lovers and families alike... Agreed, this is not something you would write in an advertisement about Cronor. But if you enjoy greenery you might like the local water. Why would someone visit such a dreary place voluntarily anyway? Well, it's the very kingdom of science with several breakthroughs in various fields of research. Some other breakthroughs, too, but we don't want to talk about them right now. But scientific progress with it's advantages is not the only thing you will find in Cronor. Except for the obvious lack of nature Cronor has everything you could possibly need. Or don't need right now. It seems Interstellar Police don't have such a keen eye on this place. Or maybe it's that your travel pass has expired and you just can't get the local authorities to renew it. So whatever reason you have to be here, welcome to Cronor!
Size: 1024x1024 - medium
World Type: Base (suburban)
Number of community lots: 17 (plus 2 rabbitholes off-lot)
Number of residental lots: 14
File size: ca. 52 MB
Number of layers: 9 plus Global Layer
Number of terrain textures: 21, on some chunks we used more than the recommended 8 per chunk but that shouldn’t be a problem
Most parts of the islands are routable, only steep slopes are not accessible for sims. Non-camera routing was not applied. Due to recent instabilities Cronor Council strongly advises not to leave your cars while on Cronor Crescent. (In fact, we made the area unroutable except for the road to keep your sims away from the hazardous stuff!)
If you enjoy playing a gardener then Cronor will be a new challenge. Due to the nature of the world and the small size there are only very few spawners. Maybe take that space ferry and do frequent trips to other planets?
One gem and 2 meteor rock spawners from Basegame
All metal spawners from Basegame and Late Night
Only a very small selection of butterfly and insect spawners
A few nanite spawners
All fish spawners on lots (except for WA ones)
Junk piles on lots
Cockroaches and termites
All harvestable plants can be found on lots (except for WA ones)
Address and Number
The Circuit 2
Rise and Fall
Sometimes people make it from the Wasteland to the Upper Platform or so they say. They never really manage to fit in though, bringing their junk with them. (1 br, 2.5 ba, sleeps 5; Interiour by Simsmidgen)
The Circuit 3
Looking for a home where you can untie your creativity? You've come to the right place! Spacious and elegant, but not so elegant as to mind the occasional splot of paint on the floor. (2 br, 2 ba, sleeps 4; Interiour by Simsmidgen)
The Circuit 8
It doesn't matter from which planet you are, how many eyes, wheels or antennae you have or whether you are blue or purple - the Rainbow residence welcomes residents of all shades and shapes (as long as you pay the rent on time!) (1 br, 1 ba, sleeps 2)
The Circuit 9
They say the previous owner was some grumpy, car hating neurotic with an exaggerated fear of germs. How do you avoid germs when you have kids? (2 br, 2 ba, crib, sleeps 4)
Cronor Crescent 2
The High Commander's Residence
You don’t know what Cronor’s boss is doing. But he certainly knows what you are doing - every minute of every day. (6 br, 3 ba, crib, sleeps 9; Base by RamboRocky90, modified by CroNor)
Cronor Crescent 3
It is not that safe, not very comfortable and not really clean but it is definitely the cheapest home at Cronor Crescent. (Starter Home, 1 br, 1 ba, sleeps 1)
Cronor Cluster 1
Blessed Home, Sweet Home
A comfortable home for aspiring sims. And if life happens, well, there is room for that, too. (2 br, 2 ba, sleeps 4, room for more)
Cronor Cluster 2
This dwelling offers so much more than the usual shelter from rain, heat and toxic fumes. (1 br, 1 ba, sleeps 2)
Cronor Cluster 3
In this small home there is enough space for everything. Including rugrats. (2 br, 2 ba, sleeps 3)
Whoever lived here before seems to have lost at least some of their marbles. (1 br, 1 ba, sleeps 1)
Bot Builder's Den
You can hear the whirring sounds of screwdrivers almost all day long. Sometimes some other strange noises mingle with it. Just keep moving, don't stop here to listen. (1 br, 1 ba, sleeps 2, but room for more)
Maybe not the best spot to build a house. But it was cheap, and who would mind a bit of air now and then? (Starter Home, 1 br, 1 ba, sleeps 1)
Not much to say about this place. Better not be here. Starter home (1 br, 1 ba, sleeps 2)
House at the End of the Maze
Space... ah, let's get philosohical, because space is not something you'll find here. Yet space is in the smallest hut, isn't it? You could even raise a kid here. And don't we all need some sort of space (even if you don't find it here)? (1 br, 1 ba, crib, sleeps 2)
Address and Number
Lot Function (Lot Type)
The Circuit 1
Rabbitholes for Town Hall, Police, Movie Theatre, Bistro and Business/Journalism (Visitors Allowed)
Welcome to the bustling town center of Cronor! Apart from everything administrative you might have to deal with (don't forget to renew your travel permit if you ever want to leave again!) you will have the time of your life here! If you behave appropriately, that is. The Eye of the Law is close, even when you're enjoying your Lobster Eye Cronoise at Le Supernova or the latest Blockbuster from that other part of the galaxy that doesn't have a name.
The Circuit 4
Dance Club and Showtime Stage (Disco-Club)
A dark enclosed space where organic life forms mingle and dance. Buy overpriced drinks, listen to loud music, watch cheap shows. It's called fun.
The Circuit 5
Why the cynical name you ask? And why do you think it is cynical? Have you never heard of the phrase "Every end is a new beginning"? This is not a final destination, this is a travel agency for the deceased.
The Circuit 6
Cronor Fire and Emergency Services
Rabbitholes for Firestation and Hospital (Firestation)
In case of a fire go to the right, in case of heavy bleeding go to the left, in case of explosion — right, broken limbs — left, bomb in the city — right, breathing troubles — well, can’t help you with that but you know what we mean, right?
The Circuit 7
Eden Day Spa
Spa Rabbithole (Big Park)
We all grew up listening to our grannies telling fairy-tales about fresh air, green grass and fragrant flowers. Maybe you thought that you would never see something like that in your whole life — but you were wrong! If you visit the Eden Day Spa you can experience all that and even more!
The Circuit 10
Art Gallery (Art Gallery)
Mystic objects from distant pasts, strange vegetation from alien planets - if you're interested in these things, this is the right spot for you!
Cronor Crescent 1
Space Port with Military Rabbithole (No Visitors Allowed)
Welcome to Cronor! Thank you for identifying yourself after getting off the space ferry. Please wait in line while we process your inquiry.
Cronor Crescent 4
Laundromat and Criminal Rabbithole (Laundromat)
Wash your dirty laundry here! (Dirty money also welcome.)
Cronor Cluster 4
Cronor Institute of Knowledge
Rabbitholes for School, Stadium and Bookshop (Library)
A well of knowledge. We send our children there. No, we don't ask what these green clouds are.
Cronor Cluster 5
Nectary and Fishing Spot (Nectary)
Can you ever forget the sweet smell of your first nectar? There is a reason why they call it the drinks of the gods. Nothing will ever be the same.
A hole in the ground where you can enjoy the perks of each season. Or not, as you wish.
Dance Club and Brothel (Basecamp)
It's undecided if the name of the establishment describes the proprietors or the guests. See for yourself.
Bot store and Rabbitholes for Science and Stellar Observatory (No Visitors Allowed)
Whatever is going on in this area it is so top secret that this building doesn't even have an address. But they say it has to do with mechanical sims.
Salon, Tattoo Parlour and Grocery Rabbithole (Salon)
What, you have never heard the story of how Daddy Exiam took down the Saturenornian alpha? Drunk? One-handed because he couldn't find a table to put his drink on? Well, come in, get a drink, we're happy to tell you the story. Oh, you can also train here.
Bar, consignment store and WA food stall (Dive Bar)
Want to dispose of something? You might want to try here and with a bit of luck you even get some money for it. There are also some opportunities to get rid of that money again...
Pix and Papers
Nerd Shop and Arcade (Nerd Shop)
Quite a rarity indeed and a well guarded secret - here you'll find some real comic books on paper! Don't get too excited, you might pay a price for it.
Bot Arena Rabbithole
Required Expansions: World Adventures, Late Night, Ambitions, Seasons, Showtime, University Life, Into the Future
No store content, no Stuff Packs required
Built on patch level: 1.67.2.024
- Jynx’ rabbithole rugs (pets fixed) for stadium, business, journalism, hospital, spa, science, movie theater, bookstore, grocery, police, military, school from here: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=552847, post #6, you only need the basegame ones
- Misty’s rabbithole rugs for bistro (Naughty Sims Asylum, reqistration required) and the Stellar observatory (Sims3legacies: Into The Future Rabbit Hole Rugs)
Many of the community lots are combo lots with a specific lot type (e.g. Salon) and a rabbithole rug. The RH rugs overwrite the lot type map tags in these cases. The lots work fine, the specific lot map tags just do not show in map view. If that bothers you this will help: map tag fixes by Don Babilon http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=614360.
Things to note about Cronor
The world comes with custom lighting/weather. So if you have a global lighting mod you might want to take it out to see how the island is meant to look.
The world contains all career rabbitholes (with the help of rabbithole rugs) except for the Movie Set RH from Late Night.
EA tends to spawn collectibles for all EP you have installed. So even if we didn't use any content from Pets, Supernatural, Generations or Island Paradise you might find e.g. small pets in inconvenient places. If you want to prevent small pets from spawning you could try this mod: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=518178
You will notice that some objects were placed to create a certain atmosphere. Even if some of the objects are not usable anymore or cause routing tantrums, we left it this way to keep the unique look.
On some lots we used garage doors as regular doors. Please keep in mind, that those cannot be opened autonomously by sims! You as a player will have to open and close them manually.
Many of the characteristic features of the buildings were achieved with the cfe cheat. For this reason you might encounter ceiling tiles that look like stray tiles, especially if you play with "walls down". Those are ceiling tiles of warped floors and not stray ones.
To ensure the unique and grimy look we recoloured everything or used the CaSt-Tool on it. For this reason it may take a while until all textures are loaded. Also loading times when placing sims or loading the game might be a bit longer than usual.
For this same reason and the custom weather it is highly recommended to quit the game and reload if you want to switch worlds. Weather or textures may bleed into the next world. It will be ok after saving and reloading. This is not an issue with Cronor but EA default.
Snow adds a heavy load on performance. If you have any issues with freezing (of the game, not sims) or crashes during winter, we recommend to switch off snow in the game options.
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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.
@swartkil Cronor uses only a medium map and as you see has very little landmass. As stated in the description we made parts of it unroutable to avoid routing issues due to the decorative objects we used. This is especially true for the Crescent. So sorry, but the only option is to bulldoze an existing lot and rebuild.
The amount of detail that went into this was incredible. Thank you!
I was able to place a small residential lot next to the broken, half sunken sign. I named it, 'On the Outskirts' and the description is, 'Good luck getting into town.'