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Featured upload! Jericho

by simsample Posted 28th Dec 2011 at 5:56 PM - Updated 20th Dec 2015 at 7:36 PM by simsample : Added bugmenot link
537 Comments / replies (Who?) - 6 Feedback Posts, 19 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
"It's understood
By every single person
Who'd be elsewhere if they could
So far so good
And life's not unpleasant
In their little neighbourhood"

Neil Peart, Middletown Dreams

Click for movie


For the Showtime update of this world, click here!


Jericho

There has been a settlement along the Kaen-Garen River for as long as anyone can remember. The Old Town of Jericho was a sleepy place, caught in the past, drifting along quite happily in its own little world.

Until one day, someone constructed a big red bridge across the Kaen-Garen, and a new City Hall and high rise buildings sprung up on the other bank. Newcomers moved in, a local government was formed, and new institutions and businesses arose. All at once, the people of Old Town found themselves invaded by a new way of life, and they were not happy!


Will the Old Town citizens be able to preserve their customs, or will they be forced to adapt to the new ways? Will Old Town become part of New Jericho, or will the old buildings remain as a monument to the past? Will the newcomers be accepted into the Old Town culture, or will the societies be ever kept asunder?

Only your sims can decide!

Images

For more images, click here.

I have some images of my sims in Jericho here, I will be adding to those as I play.


Jericho is featured in a great magazine, SF Magazine. Click HERE to read it! Jericho is on pages 106-109. Thank you to asiashamecca for that!

Armiel has started a story about a Sim (Kimi Raikkonen ) who lives in Jericho, check it out HERE! Thanks, Armiel!

Fourk has started a blog which is set in Jericho, check it out HERE! Thanks, fourk!

Kiwi_tea wrote a very flattering review of Jericho, read it here! Thanks, Kiwi_tea!


Geography

Jericho is situated on a peninsula in the ocean. The city of Boscaster can be seen inland, in the distance. The Kaen and Garen Rivers cut the land, creating a natural boundary between New Town and Old Town. The commercial area lies where the rivers merge, conveniently situated for access from both New and Old Town. To the south of the Jericho Peninsula is a swamp area, and several small islands formed by the Kaen are reclaimed for the New Town settlement. Jericho boasts sandy beaches as well as shingle, and several ancient monuments form landmarks on the Eastern hills. Climate is temperate, with varying skies. The wealthier residents tend to live in the New Town area, but some more expensive properties have been constructed on the Old Town river bank, perhaps prophesying a turn of fortune for that neighbourhood.

A map of Jericho can be seen here.


Population

Jericho is unpopulated. As you play, sims will be moved into the neighbourhood, or you can move your own sims in. If you wish to have more control or to rapidly populate the town, I recommend Twallan's Story Progression Mod. If you are looking for sims to move in to Jericho, I recommend looking at the Sim download section of this site, or perhaps the Population Project at Custom Sims 3.

I have the sims I made for Jericho and other worlds available in my studio. Get them here! Treacle O'Flynn is the one I used to start my Jericho 'legacy' family.


World Information

Map Size: Large 2048X2048

World Type: Jericho is a suburb (the same as Sunset Valley).

Game Requirements: Basegame 1.26, WA-AMB-LN-GEN-PETS 10.0.96. Riverview (non-decrapified) is also required.


Performance

System Requirements: The majority of this was built upon a very low spec computer, however Pets has pushed up the minimum requirements somewhat. This is a large world and it is also very complex; it makes use of effects and has a large number of lots.







Custom Content: None used (except for Riverview).

Custom Resources: I have made extensive use of custom resources in this world, these are files that are included in the world file itself and only function for this world.



Effects: Jericho makes extensive use of in-game effects, some are lot-based and some are at world level. Some of the world effects were imported from the EA worlds using this method.
The number of effects in Jericho is comparable to that in the EA worlds, so should not cause performance issues.




Technical Content

Number of layers: 13

Terrain Paints: Jericho uses 15 terrain paints.

All of the terrain paints were created by myself, most are EA recolours/realphas but some are made from textures found online. Each world chunk has 8 or less textures.

Routing: The majority of the land is routable, including offshore islands. Near to the distant terrain is a band of non-routable terrain, this is to prevent your sims from seeing the join! Some steep areas have been marked as unroutable, where it would look unnatural for sims to walk.

Spawners: All basegame and EP spawners have been included, except those which can be found in the WA Vacation destinations (although one or two exotic fish spawners are placed). I have made a map showing the location of OFF-LOT spawners; I have not included the lot based spawners in this, since those can be changed to your liking. Click here for spawner map. Small animal/bird spawners are placed on lots; however the metal/gem/seed spawners seem to spawn small animals and birds too, so you should see plenty in Jericho after a few days.

Lots: There are 162 lots, 82 residential and 80 community.








Known Issues and Notes




Installation Instructions:

Thanks to Armiel for these, I pinched them from her Charlton Island thread!



Alternative Download Link:



Create-A-World files for Jericho

If you are a world creator and would like the CAW files for Jericho, I have uploaded them to a file host. You do not need these files if you just want to play Jericho, they are only here for people who would like to edit the world file for their own use.



Resources for Jericho

If you would like the custom recolours and sea/sky files for Jericho, I have uploaded them to a file host. You do not need these files to play Jericho, they are just for people who like to build their own worlds.



Fabulous Persons List



Thank you to all who have downloaded, commented and sent me kind messages regarding Jericho. I am really pleased that so many people are enjoying this world, and am grateful for all of the feedback!

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

This is a multi-part download:


Method 1:
1)Make a folder to any location you can easily find - desktop for example
2)Download all 12 files in this thread and save them to the folder you just created
3)Right click on the first file and select "Extract here..."
When prompted, browse the next file by finding the folder they are in and selecting the next file asked for
4)Repeat until all files are extracted
5)Copy the sims3pack you got and move it to your documents/Electronic arts/Sims 3/Downloads
6)There, double click on the file and let launcher complete the install process


Method 2:
1)Make a folder to any location you can easily find - desktop for example
2)Download all 12 files in this thread and save them to the folder you just created
3)Rename the files by deleting MTS_simsample_xxxxxxx_ off the file names
4)Right click on the first file and select "Extract here..."
5)Copy the sims3pack you got and move it to your documents/Electronic arts/Sims 3/Downloads
6)There, double click on the file and let launcher complete the install process

*Credits Armiel for the Install instructions!*
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Jericho.part01.rar 9.00 MB 32,208 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part02.rar 9.00 MB 28,278 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part03.rar 9.00 MB 27,003 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part04.rar 9.00 MB 26,542 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part05.rar 9.00 MB 26,615 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part06.rar 9.00 MB 35,340 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part07.rar 9.00 MB 26,935 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part08.rar 9.00 MB 24,832 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part09.rar 9.00 MB 24,494 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part10.rar 9.00 MB 24,398 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part11.rar 9.00 MB 26,326 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part12.rar 6.96 MB 24,560 28th Dec 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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Test Subject
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#26 Old 28th Dec 2011 at 10:21 PM
Wow - I can see all the hard work you put into this town in every amazing detail! I've been working with CAW lately and it is NOT easy! Truly an amazing creation! Can't wait to dive into this town! Congrats!
Test Subject
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#27 Old 28th Dec 2011 at 10:54 PM
Thank you so much for all the hard work you have done! This is truly an amazing neighborhood!
Scholar
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#28 Old 28th Dec 2011 at 11:04 PM
Absolutely stunning! I'm probably just parroting everybody else, but wow Great job, you should be very proud of what you've done!

And for anybody strugging with method 1 of installing, method 2 is easier. Just delete the numbers, not the MTS_simsample part
Test Subject
#29 Old 28th Dec 2011 at 11:44 PM Last edited by littleblackdog : 29th Dec 2011 at 2:46 AM.
Amazing world! Thank you!!
I am having one problem. The only spawners that seem to be in my game are the fish, and seeds. None of the others are showing up. I am wondering if I did something wrong that somehow left the other ones out, when I installed. Also, I was wondering about the spawners from PETS, I did not see any of them on you spawner location map.

ETA: I re-installed and now the spawners indicated on your map all appear . Voodoo..
Test Subject
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#30 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 1:17 AM
Simsample!!! I had most of your neighborhoods for Sims 2... I've been waiting with you to come out with one for Sims 3. :] Thanks for this, it's my precious now.
Instructor
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#31 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 2:10 AM
Holy...
Sadly I have absolutely zilch stuff packs, but looking at pictures of this I may just use some of my xmas cards to get them.
Absolutely stunning.

I wonder how my system will handle it... Oh who cares it looks fantastic.

Edit: Just a quick question: FLS and TLS are the only stuff packs used, right?
Just double checking while I mop up my drool.
Scholar
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#32 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 2:51 AM
Have you placed minor pet spawners for Pets?
Scholar
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#33 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 3:02 AM
One problem I've had so far, I don't know if it's was a custom world problem or something, but a few of the houses have negative prices to buy a house? Besides that, I've been enjoying Jericho so far
Alchemist
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#34 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 3:40 AM
YAY it's here!
Lab Assistant
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#35 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 4:00 AM Last edited by fairybug : 29th Dec 2011 at 6:04 AM.
This is gorgeous. I wish i had all the expansion packs necessary -- I would *love* to play in Jericho. I'm going to go ahead and try to download all the parts of it that I can anyway, because this is simply *beautiful*, and I think it's exactly the sort of world I've been looking for. If it's not much trouble, could anyone suggest which downloads would be wise for me, since I only (as of yet) have Pets and Ambitions?
Field Researcher
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#36 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 6:15 AM
Holy hell, gorgeous, much?

ALSO AOD SIMLISH ADVERT! <33333333333333
Test Subject
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#37 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 6:42 AM
OH!! This world is so gorgeous! Definitely looks like it took a lot of hard work, the screenshots of the world themselves are already breathtaking. Can't wait to explore it in my game. Thank you for sharing with us!!
Mad Poster
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#38 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 7:17 AM
As a person talentless at TS3 world creation, I applaud you! The part with the colourful modern houses, especially how the road is paved, reminds me of all those cartoons where the people live in idyllic little houses and lead idyllic little lives. The French villa literally made me squee and the brick homes look marvellous. JOB WELL DONE! :D
Lab Assistant
#39 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 7:31 AM
Temple Of Ramakhama? (Rama supposedly had nothing to with Khama right?) Poor Sita!! ^^ Very beautiful world indeed!!

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.
Test Subject
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#40 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 8:51 AM
It looks wonderful!!I can't wait to try it out!
Inventor
#41 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 10:07 AM
Oh my god, this is amazing! You put so much work into this, and it really shows.

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Also, check out my tumblr if you want!
Top Secret Researcher
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#42 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 10:20 AM
really extraordinary and amazing work! your world looks so stunning! i can already imagine my simmies walking through it.
it will be the first time that i am downloading a custom-made world, but i am sure it is worth it!
thanks for your hard work!
Instructor
#43 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 10:59 AM
Beautiful world, but it clearly hates me. Even after three tries I couldn't extract the files; it always says it's corrupted. Is there any chance to get the whole Sims3pack, please?
Instructor
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#44 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 11:21 AM
It is simply gorgeous....thank you
Test Subject
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#45 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 11:46 AM
Aw, requires Pets. Well, I'm off to buy Pets then!
Veteran Finn
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#46 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 12:14 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by WayBack
Beautiful world, but it clearly hates me. Even after three tries I couldn't extract the files; it always says it's corrupted. Is there any chance to get the whole Sims3pack, please?


Try the method 2, renaming. It works. Am playing as am writing this comment.
Instructor
#47 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 12:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by armiel
Try the method 2, renaming. It works. Am playing as am writing this comment.


Still no luck. The files fight tooth and nail against me; I should better leave them alone
Test Subject
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#48 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 2:13 PM
beautiful *_*
Inventor
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#49 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 3:31 PM
Wow, this world is just amazing. I love all about it. Great work!
Lab Assistant
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#50 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 3:46 PM
Downloading now and can't wait to play it! I loved all of your hoods for TS2. Its obvious you put a ton of time and work into this and I can't wait to find all the little details and oddities.
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