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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, 18 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!


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!


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!


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.


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.


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 32,594 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part02.rar 9.00 MB 28,611 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part03.rar 9.00 MB 27,340 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part04.rar 9.00 MB 26,880 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part05.rar 9.00 MB 26,954 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part06.rar 9.00 MB 35,679 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part07.rar 9.00 MB 27,299 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part08.rar 9.00 MB 25,174 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part09.rar 9.00 MB 24,838 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part10.rar 9.00 MB 24,738 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part11.rar 9.00 MB 26,671 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part12.rar 6.96 MB 24,896 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
29th Dec 2011 at 4:47 PM
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#51 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 6:32 PM
This world is absolutely stunning. I have had so much fun exploring and experiencing it. Thank you so much for all the time and effort that you put into this. It's amazing!!!
Test Subject
#52 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 6:59 PM Last edited by HugeLunatic : 29th Dec 2011 at 7:11 PM. Reason: please read site rules regarding posting
This world has everything that I've been looking for in a neighborhood. Wonderful!
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 7:17 PM
Can I live in your imagination? It is clearly a fantastic place. And you have the patience of three people; I can hardly focus long enough to color-coordinate two rooms, let alone a whole neighborhood of houses.
Test Subject
#54 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 9:06 PM Last edited by fatt_tony_13 : 29th Dec 2011 at 10:59 PM.
Id really like to download this world, but I cant figure out how to download to a folder. When I click on the links to download it goes straight to winrar. I have the free trial of WinRAR which I use to extract downloads to the package folder. Can anyone help me with this please?

I may have figured it out. I right clicked chose "save link as" and am saving them to a folder on my desktop.
#55 Old 29th Dec 2011 at 10:57 PM
This is truly amazing. Great work!
Field Researcher
#56 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 12:16 AM
I've just installed this and I'm loading my game now to play it. I've been looking for a town that has the new city buildings and apartments, along with the smaller rabbit holes and lots of houses as well. I like to create a lot of sims - even if I don't play them. I just like to have sims that I've customized hanging out in the game rather than random ones spawned. Call me picky. :P

I hope you plan to create more beautiful worlds in the future! I'll be back to post how my experience went with this town.
Test Subject
#57 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 1:34 AM
This is the most beautiful world I have seen!
I can't even imagine how long it took to create such a masterpiece

Great Work!
Test Subject
#58 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 3:52 AM
I downloaded all 12 files, but in 2-12, there are no file names in the rar files.
Field Researcher
#59 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 5:10 AM
This looks amazing. It's things like this that make me feel privileged to be a part of such a wonderful, dedicated, and hard working community.

I'm downloading this ASAP (aka right now )
Test Subject
#60 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 7:50 AM Last edited by darksoul1978 : 30th Dec 2011 at 10:21 PM. Reason: more feedback
quality of the world created is a 10 no doubt...after playing for a night severe lag developed in the world freezing for almost 15 seconds every 3 seconds....all other worlds run fine so something is a miss in this world.
Test Subject
#61 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 2:24 PM
I have moved everyone into this world, so well made and very very interesting to play. Thankyou so much for all your efforts and to the great people who helped.
Test Subject
#62 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 3:41 PM
So, I had no issues download and installing this world. I used the rename method; followed the directions exactly and it worked like a charm. About to play now...
Test Subject
#63 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 4:19 PM
I NEVER post comments... BUT for you I had to say BRAVO... You put in a lot of detail and made every lot seem real... I only wish I could get the Custom Clouds to work. I still get the Plain light blue sky and cloudless night skies.. I did what you instructed but to no avail. If you have any suggestions I would love that. but other than that I love the world and will continue to use it - Plain sky and all. LOL.
Test Subject
#64 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 5:01 PM
First of all, this is really incredible. The amount of time you must've put into this... I can't even imagine! So thank you so much for creating something so detailed and wonderful!!
Test Subject
#65 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 7:03 PM
I am in awe over this world, the amount of effort and details are amazing, I love the run-down look of all the buildings. The use of the fog emitter just adds a perfect finishing touch to the lots. I stayed up to almost 4 am last night playing with it, and I haven't seen even half the lots. EA couldn't dream of making such a beautiful world, and if they tried, they would charge an arm and a leg for it. It's my new favorite!
Test Subject
#66 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 8:41 PM
This is a realy wonderfull world for our sims.
thanks alot for this great work.
i wish i would knew how u made ur bridge RED..thats realy an unusuall eyecatcher
(sy for my bad english).
Field Researcher
#67 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 9:19 PM
Test Subject
#68 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 12:22 AM
I was eventually able to install this world and I must say. It's rather nice. I want to know, is there a place to make nectars at? I can't seem to find one.
Test Subject
#69 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 2:40 AM
I LOVE this world!!! It's like one big puzzle with tons of amazing lots! I like how you put more than one of each type of lot, it really makes it more realistic. I'm loving the tombs and reading the story behind them. You put so much detail into all the lots and I love it (especially the little trailers). I WANT TO MARRY THIS WORLD!!!
Just one question, what was this world based off of? I was showing it off to my dad and he said it reminded him of Boston. Great job on this, thanks so much for creating such an awesome town!
staff: retired moderator THANKS POST
#70 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 6:15 AM
This is so exciting! I always (always, always, ALWAYS) wanted to play the Sims 2 neighborhoods you displayed in the TS2 picture forum. To realize this dream, I'll even eat pudding.

I am awed by your attention to detail. Thank you so much for sharing your hard work.
#71 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 9:41 AM
It took eight tries for me to make the world work, but it's definitely worth the hassle. I love it. It almost feels like getting a new EP. I can't imagine the amount of work that went into creating this. I bow down to your patience and creativity. Thank you for sharing Jericho with us.
Test Subject
#72 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 9:59 AM
That's amazing
GOD!! @[email protected]
Test Subject
#73 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 3:26 PM
Wow, what a lovely world you made! Really awesome!
Got only one question, is there a beauty sallon somewhere where you can get a massage and that sort of stuff, can't find it.
The hospital in the world isn't showing for me, is this something that you heard before?
Test Subject
#74 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 4:59 PM
Originally Posted by Shenandoah
The hospital in the world isn't showing for me, is this something that you heard before?

The hospital is not showing for me too but I got this issue in almost every custom world. It happens sometimes when a rabbithole was placed using moveobjects on cheat durning world cration. Just use any hospital and put it in the empty place (using moveobjects on if nessesary).

BTW. I love the world, it is awsome. Though I got quite a lot of lags there. For a few simdays there it is ok but then a lag happen it happen. I barely can enter build mode or something, it takes hours to react for my clicks. Fortunatelly Reset All function of Nraas MasterController fixes it.
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