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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?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 11 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

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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 32,424 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part02.rar 9.00 MB 28,465 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part03.rar 9.00 MB 27,192 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part04.rar 9.00 MB 26,729 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part05.rar 9.00 MB 26,806 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part06.rar 9.00 MB 35,533 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part07.rar 9.00 MB 27,148 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part08.rar 9.00 MB 25,023 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part09.rar 9.00 MB 24,688 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part10.rar 9.00 MB 24,591 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part11.rar 9.00 MB 26,523 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part12.rar 6.96 MB 24,751 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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Veteran Finn
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#76 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 5:10 PM
The hospital shows up just fine for me, and my sims can access it with no issues what so ever

Un-modded world, pic is from my story-game.

EDIT
For people experiencing those lags; Simsample did post the solution on the mainpost when she uploaded.
I too have had the lag a couple of times, but checking the little island and reseting the poor unfortunate soul that has got lost there has solved it. Reset all works too of course, but might not too good for your story progression, in case you care for it.
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#77 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 5:24 PM
Has anyone discovered if the critter spawners included with Pets are in Jericho?
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#78 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 5:56 PM
littleblackdog, I've seen deer, lizards, birds, and a stray dog in the first four Simdays of my Jericho game.
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#79 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 7:00 PM Last edited by simsample : 2nd Jan 2012 at 5:32 PM. Reason: Removed infobutton, evidently people were not seeing my replies!
Thank you everyone for your lovely replies, the feedback is great and I appreciate the thanks.


SAGGG, I'm not sure whether Jericho would work without Pets, as I use objects, lot types, a rabbithole and spawners from that EP. You could try it and let me know if it works if you're feeling brave, though! You would definitely have a lot of items missing, such as the street signs and some trees.

MrsNervousSubject, yes- Fast Lane and Town Life are the only two SPs I used, and only in those two lots mentioned. I was careful not to use too many stuffpack items, as I know not everyone is lucky enough to have relatives who buy them as presents like me!

Zokugai and littleblackdog- Yes, there are minor pet spawners on some of the lots (I've not included the lot-based spawners on my map, which is why you can't see them there, since lot based spawners can be changed). Also, the basegame mineral/seed/metal spawners will spawn birds and animals too, so you should definitely see the little pests after a few days.

CinderEmma- That is intentional as much of the Old Town has very low lot prices. Depending upon what you have built on there, your lot will either cost nothing or a very small amount. Some of the lots in different areas of the world have higher lot costs. This can easily be changed in CAW in case you wish the lots to be priced differently.

fairybug- Thanks for your nice comment, have you checked the World Index?

AmberIndia- That's a reference from an obscure eighties British comedy show with Lenny Henry and Tracey Ullman, called 'Three OF A Kind'.

WayBack- I put an alternative Download link in the first post, see if you can download that.

pcdoctor- Try the alternative download too.

darksoul1978- My guess is either a spawned NPC on Mapleburg, or else a horse stuck somewhere (they seem to obey no routing rules and get stuck in bushes, walls and subways without rhyme or reason). Twallan's Story Progression can help with routing problems, check out the first post for details. I added a bit about this under the 'Performance' heading.

vacationgirl36- Do you have your graphics options on High? It's possible that lower settings may not allow the clouds to show.

JazUnknown- I extracted the texture files from the game data files, and recoloured them and imported them into the world file. You can view those files if you download the Jericho Resources from the link in the first post. More information on this method here and here.

pcdoctor, there are a few lots that have Nectar machines on them (some are hidden away in tombs). The most accessible is one in the basement of the Caltown Liquor Store.

ewwwwwww- this world is based off many places, some real and some fictional. Influences I can think of at this moment are: The area I live in. Distillery District, Toronto, Canada. Twinbrook. Riverview. Aberystwyth and surrounding areas, Wales, UK. Many places in Eire. Many places in The Isle Of Wight, UK. Tomb Raider (many incarnations of). Portal. Silent Hill. Myst. Riven. Many obscure British TV series including The Prisoner. Many Novels. Many poems. Many songs. Many Sims creations on this site and others. You get the idea!

Shenandoah- The beauty salon is called 'The pool of Narcissus Beauty Salon'. The Spa is on the small island next to the Bistro (New Town side). If you cannot see the spa or the Hospital then it's likely you don't have the required EPs (or perhaps you don't have Riverview). The requirements for this world are listed in the main post (Overview tab).

astrid88- Thanks for the tip, I put a link in the first post to find stuck sims so that you can reset them easily.


Once again, thank you all!
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#80 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 12:24 AM
Oh wow! This is just amazing. I really hope my computer can handle it! :D
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#81 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 3:25 AM
Hey Simsample, first off, may I say beautiful world! There are many worlds that I slowly fall in love with as I play, but this world, I saw the pictures and was instantly hooked. One of the best worlds out there, it has even inspired me to create a story set in Jericho, I just wanted to ask for your consent as I might change a few things, all credit will go to you of course. And again seriously great world, it's my new favourite!
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#82 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 3:50 AM
Just reading through past comments and I don't have Pets or any stuff packs, but I simply HAD to have this world, the gym and petrol station were easily fixed! But I do notice strange out of place EA object replacements and the equestrian center is missing, but I'll just load a new Jericho when I get pets :D

So end of story is that even without pets this is a great world!
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#83 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 4:38 AM
Oh SimSample, I am so happy to see this done. It is a little Gem in my eye. Thank you!
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#84 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 7:45 AM
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Originally Posted by mangaroo
littleblackdog, I've seen deer, lizards, birds, and a stray dog in the first four Simdays of my Jericho game.

Thank you, I asked because the racoons, deer, stray dog/cats are spawned more in the same way taxis are. While the rodents, snakes, lizards,turtles,small birds and large birds all have seperate spawners and are placed the same way that the minerals, fish ect... are spawned.
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#85 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 11:31 AM
Well, I think this may be a wee bit too big for my ol' gal. Pouty McPouty Face.
I went out and bought ODL, FLS, and TLS, and yeah. I don't mind getting them, I love the little outfits and such (although wow, TLS took like 10 seconds to install? ==')
It keeps throwing Error 12s at me, or will just lag.
I don't mind really, I tend to only play Medium worlds anyway (dies inside though from lack of pretty).
Once again, thanks for this anyway

I swear by my pretty floral bonnet: I will end you.
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#86 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 12:53 PM
PINKPANTHER243- Yes, please feel free to make a story about this world, and to change whatever you like. I would like to see what you do with it! If you download the CAW files you should be able to replace all of the missing Pets items with other things.

littleblackdog- did you see my reply to you regarding the spawners also? Click the button in my previous post.

MrsNervousSubject- Aww, what a shame- since pets the system requirements are much higher, and although I built most of this world on a low spec computer, I built a new computer after Pets because the old one was too slow! I do have a smaller world for download on another site, check my journal for that. It does not have the detail that this one does, but plays much better on lower specification computers. It's called Shearwater.

Thank you for the nice comments Akiou and LadyAwesome!
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#87 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 3:28 PM
This is the most beautiful world I've ever seen! I can't believe the detail, its amazing!
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#88 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 6:23 PM
I will test it, it looks fantastic! I really admire world builders, I tried to build one world too, but I don't have the idea how it should look like, and my world was very laggy... My world was a distater.. :P
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#89 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 6:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by astrid88
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.


Thanks for the information, got it fixed, and also fixed the beauty saloon :P
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#90 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 7:09 PM Last edited by mayah : 1st Jan 2012 at 7:11 PM. Reason: Typo
I've only just started playing this world. Last night I had my sim and the infamous dog Laika move into the redbrick twin houses at the small beach. Soon as they they moved in, they were informed that the house was under water damage, and asked if they were ready for the challenge - and sure they were! (never had that happened to me in game before). Unfortunately I couldn't save the game, it just stalled. So today I tried again with the same household. This time they moved into the bed&breakfast place at Upper Eley street. Wow what a house - so full of stuff I never realized the game had in it. And what a clever idea with a b&b! Went for a walk and saw the house under construction - I mean this world is so full of ideas, imagination and challenges, I wanted to say: THANK YOU! really! You've managed to get me intrigued about the game on whole new level after playing since TS3 was released.
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#91 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 7:56 PM
I really like the movie at starting of the new game there. I wonder if it's normal, that there are no people at any home. Was it suppose to be this way? Maybe It's because I have all ep's and sp's?
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#92 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 9:25 PM
I can download the files fine, but I cannot extract the files from the .rar. It tells me "error code 3" (i use keka). anyone else having this problem or know a solution?
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#93 Old 1st Jan 2012 at 10:55 PM
Thanks Simsample, I'll be sure to share a link when I finish the first chapter
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#94 Old 2nd Jan 2012 at 6:56 AM
Not only the world is well built and decorated, but we can see that you really put a lof of thought into the buildings too. I particularly love the roman baths ! Inscriptions in latin had my curiosity piqued. I wish I had your talent (and the patience) to create such a beautiful world.
One question : no tattoo chair in the salon ? Or is it in one of the rooms you can't enter ? Too bad : my Sim wanted to get a tattoo...
And also one niggle : there aren't empty big lots in anticipation of upcoming expansions. I know we can add them through the in-game "Edit Town" function but there's not that much flat land to integrate them. and I don't want to destroy the beautiful mansions you built.
Thank you very much for this great addition to the Sims 3 !
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#95 Old 2nd Jan 2012 at 7:17 AM
"One question : no tattoo chair in the salon ? Or is it in one of the rooms you can't enter ? Too bad : my Sim wanted to get a tattoo..."
Sorry, I hadn't noticed the Ink Inc Tattoo parlour on Gilsboroway. I started playing very late last night so we'll say I was tired...
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#96 Old 2nd Jan 2012 at 1:25 PM
Great World thank you
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#97 Old 2nd Jan 2012 at 5:38 PM
Thank you all for your replies!

Shenandoah- I did reply to you also, but I hid it in an infobutton so possibly you didn't see it. Please check out post #79.

anie_1981: Yes, that is normal- please see the note in the main post regarding population. This world is unpopulated, so that you can populate it yourself.

MaddyO84: Please read the first post, I have linked to an alternative download for you to try. If you want to use the MTS download then you need to read the instructions regarding renaming the files, and clear your browser cache/ redownload if you still have errors.

Matthewgayle2- I'm glad you found it! Where I come from, you rarely find a tattooist in a beauty salon, so I made Jericho the same.

SAGGG: Please see my reply to you in post #79.

Thank you all for downloading and commenting!
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