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Featured upload! Northeney

by Norn Posted 27th Nov 2017 at 9:46 PM - Updated 4th Jan 2018 at 9:39 PM by Norn : Added guide how to use save
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Just want to relax and let your mind wander? To enjoy freshly caught fish at the restaurant “Friday's”, which is known across the island’s borders? To rediscover your own creativity? Welcome to Northeney, here you can do all this!

For a long time Northeney had stood in the shadow of larger neighbor’s islands. But especially in the last few years this has proved to be a great advantage. While the others have turned into tourist ghettos, Northeney can offer (almost) untouched nature. Enjoy endless walks in the dunes, experience fantastic sunsets (weather permitting), have a barbecue at the beach.
However, please don’t forget to bring a rain jacket and warm socks - here on the island in the Northern hemisphere the weather can change quickly!
Please note also that large parts of the dunes are subject to nature conservancy protection. Please keep on designated trails. Camping is only allowed at official camp sites. Please take your litter with you and keep your dog on a leash at all times.

After two years of working on this world it’s finally ready for release. It started as a small vacation world but somehow grew into a full world.
Northeney is a bit of a mixture of locations. In our world it would probably be located in the South-Western part of the Baltic Sea. Inspirational pictures below are from Hiddensee and the Zingst peninsula. But then, I took a lot of liberties with style and landscaping so it’s not a “real” place anymore. It’s not intended to be a recognisable place.

Things to note about Northeney:
  • It’s a roadless world. It may take some time until the sims have reached their destination. Also, this comes with some restrictions (see below).
  • The world contains most career rabbitholes (with the help of rabbithole rugs, see below).
  • The lighthouse is working - but the effect is only visible if you are on the lot or very close by.
  • 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.
  • A save is included in the download (see more details below). It will add population and fix some things that cannot be done in CAW. Even if you don't intend to play with the included population I recommend starting any new game in Northeney by the provided save.

Required Expansions: World Adventures, Late Night, Ambitions, Pets, Seasons, Generations, Showtime, Supernatural, University Life, Isla Paradiso, Into the Future
No store content, no Stuff Packs required
Built on patch level:

Required cc:
- Jynx’ rabbithole rugs (pets fixed) for stadium, business and journalism, hospital, spa, town hall, science, movie theater, bookstore, grocery from here: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=552847, post #6, you only need the basegame ones
- Misty’s rabbithole rugs for bistro , equestrian centre (both Naughty Sims Asylum, reqistration required) and resort (simsl3gacies, it's called Island Paradise Rabbit Hole Rug)


The island is roughly divided in to three parts - the town, the village and the remainder In the town you’ll find most rabbitholes and residentals. It’s the cultural center of the island and offers plenty of activities.

The village consists mostly of former farm houses or houses for the farm workers. They have been turned into family homes, often with stables. Orchards and pastures are close.

Large parts of the island are dunes though, inviting long walks at the beach or exploring the area on horseback. Fishing is possible almost everywhere.

List of Residental lots
All residental lots are fully usable and ready to play. To keep object count low, only some are fully decorated, some of them come with basic furniture only. All are CaSt'ed in the style of the world. Quite a few of them offer enough space to expand housing. Some lots are rather tiny though

List of Community lots

Playing in a roadless world
Our lovely little island is happy to welcome visitors and new residents. Please be advised that in order to maintain our quaint and quiet way of life, there are no vehicles permitted in Northeney - no cars, no bikes, no scooters, no brooms, no buses, no taxis, no limos, no trucks, and no carpool.
  • We do not offer pizza delivery or maid service.
  • Our last repair technician has moved off island, so please check out a DIY book.
  • We welcome children, and they walk to our excellent school. We love them so much that we don't send them to boarding school.
  • We do not enforce our teen curfew.
  • There are no child adoption services on the island.
  • Though the main land reports the occasional alien encounter, our skies are free of UFOs, though you may meet a green resident or visitor out and about town.
  • We are happy to provide mail service and daily newspaper delivery.
A butler service will be available.

Thanks and credits
Huge thanks to Crowkeeper, willky12 and attuned, whose constant support and practical help made this world possible. Also to SimmyRN, mammut, maramaja06, ktarsims and Don Babilon for testing and advice.

Jynx and Misty for their Rabbithole Replacements
HP and Awesims for their fabulous textures
willky12: all dive lots and decoration of the flower shop
Crowkeeper: Beach, Beach bar and beach souvenir shop, interiour design boathouse residental
attuned for interiour design and name of Come Clean lot
willky12, Crowkeeper, Roocheysims, Titosims, AcquireSimoleons for population
Brntwaffles for their lighting mods which I used as base for the custom lighting for this world

Known Issues
  • The names of the rabbitholes don't survive CAW export. If you don't use the provided save you will have to rename them yourself.
  • The game likes to respawn the trash can in the resort in front of the entrance stairs no matter where I place it. Better to move it someplace else to avoid potential (but not very likely) routing issues (fixed in savegame).
  • If you don't use the provided save, please note that in some fresh games the Seaport lot and the Black Gull lot are not accessible due to the way the lots are built. This does not happen in every fresh game. But if it does, enter build mode on these lots and set the front of the lot again. This should resolve the issue for this save. If you start a fresh game in this world, you might have to do it again.
  • Please note that plattform and slide into the ocean in the Old Boathouse Pool are decorative only. Sims cannot use it, nor can they climb onto that plattform. If you try to make them, they will show the weirdest routing and eventually get stuck. You will have to manually reset them in this case.
  • Wild horses tend to get stuck in the town. I recommend to play without this option. I also recommend to use NRAAS Overwatch to tidy up some other EA bugs.
  • There are different versions of the Bistro and Equestrian Centre Rabbithole rugs floating around. So in case they are missing in Northeney please manually replace them with the version you have installed. Please don't use two different versions of the same RH rug at the same time, I'm not sure if this wouldn't cause conflicts. The Equestrian RH rug should be located at the Bytzel-Anger (the big lot with the horse training course), the Bistro RH rug is supposed to be at the Harbour Master's Office.
  • The names for the seasonal festival days at the festival lot don't seem to survive caw export. So if you have only generic names for them feel free to apply whatever names you want for them (fixed in savegame).
  • You will need to reset/replace the ITF-Elevator at the Institute for Science or your sims won't be able to use it. This is an EA bug.

Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Norn_Northeney.zip 43.40 MB 14,001 27th Nov 2017
Northeney_save.sims3.zip | Description: Please install the world prior to using the save! 24.69 MB 9,441 27th Nov 2017
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Original Poster
#76 Old 31st Jan 2018 at 11:17 AM
Hi, @meowool, The world comes with custom weather, so there are occasions (depending on time and weather) where the sea may look black in map view. Now, if you don't have seasons EP I actually don't know how the game treats the custom weather files. It seems that it reads only a small part of it... Please let me know if it stays black after saving and reloading the game and if it looks black during play (I understand it only looks black from map view).
Test Subject
#77 Old 2nd Feb 2018 at 5:26 PM
Hello, Norn!

I'm in love whit this beautiful world but i noticed that Misty’s rabbithole rugs is deleted.
Should it work whitout Mitsy's rugs ?

Thank you and sorry for my English.
Original Poster
#78 Old 2nd Feb 2018 at 6:19 PM
Hello Dorottya8!

Happy to hear you like Northeney Don't worry about your English, I'm no native speaker either. What do you mean, the rugs are deleted? Are they missing from the world? Or do you mean the downloads don't work anymore?

I just tried the download links and they worked fine for me:
The rugs for bistro and equestrian centre can be found at the Naughty Sims Asylum (reqistration required) :
The resort rug can be found at Misty's page simsl3gacies (it's called Island Paradise Rabbit Hole Rug): http://simsl3gacies.com/downloads/

If they are missing from the world, maybe you have a different version installed (there are several available). Just place your own version then. Let me know if any of this helped you with your question!
Test Subject
#79 Old 9th Feb 2018 at 4:04 PM
Hi Norn!

Yeah i was stupid!
I didn't noticed i need to regist and i only saw the " Sorry, You do not have permission to view this content." I tought it maybe a broken link or something like that.
But now i can finnaly try your wonderful world !

Much love!
Lab Assistant
#80 Old 21st Mar 2018 at 5:26 PM
Do you think there will ever come a time when you successfully add inhabitants to the World, as opposed to a mandatory saved game?


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Original Poster
#81 Old 21st Mar 2018 at 6:36 PM
Originally Posted by TurtleShroom
Do you think there will ever come a time when you successfully add inhabitants to the World, as opposed to a mandatory saved game?

@TurtleShroom Not sure if this is a general question or if you want to know if there will be a populated version of Northeney? Generally it is possible to populate worlds. I didn't go that way for Northeney because the save allows me to do more - add ghosts to the graveyard, give the sims more details, rename RH rugs and other things. So, for Northeney I can say - no, this is not going to happen. Sorry! Are there any specific reasons why you don't want to try the saved game if you want Sims in the world?
Lab Assistant
#82 Old 23rd Mar 2018 at 7:13 PM
I absolutely adore this neighborhood! It's perfect for my current legacy family. I love exploring and taking pics here! Great job! :D
Test Subject
#83 Old 18th Apr 2018 at 11:38 AM
Hi ! I've got a little problem (sorry for my english ) I downloaded the Northeney neighborhood ,then I installed with your save.
First, I wanted to move in my own household,and the game stayed between the live mode and the "city editor(?)" Mode. It didn't freeze actually ,I could use the camera options.
After all this I updated my game from 1.62 to 1.67 version,so I could go and play with the basic households.
But if I want to move in my own household it's just loading forever. And I can wait forever ,it will change nothing.
I don't have 3 expansion pack : Into the future,island paradise and showtime. Then, what's wrong with this cute and perfect game? I fallen in love with this neighborhood and i don't want drop it out :/
Thanks for the help ! ><
Original Poster
#84 Old 18th Apr 2018 at 1:49 PM
Hi @YumeChama, I'm sorry to hear you have so much trouble - I sent you a private message (which you should find when you click on the little envelope item right next to your name in the navigation bar at the top of the page).
#85 Old 18th Apr 2018 at 11:27 PM
Hi Norn,

Sorry to trouble you again. I would like to edit the festival lot on Seaberry Trail to add the TS3 Store's fortune teller's table to one of the cubicles behind the concession stand. However, I cannot find the seasonal marker on the lot, even with buydebug enabled. Would you mind pointing me to its location?

Thanks again for this awesome world. It's so much fun to set the camera to follow an active sim and just sit back to gawk at the scenery.

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Original Poster
#86 Old 19th Apr 2018 at 7:08 AM
Hi Butterbot,

no bother at all, I'm very happy to hear you are still enjoying the world. The marker is located at the back of the lot ("North"), between stage and pond, right next to the birch tree. After you enabled buydebug you will have to switch the catalogues, e.g. from build to buy mode or vice versa before it appears. Hope this helps!
#87 Old 19th Apr 2018 at 10:17 PM
Got it; thanks for your help!
Lab Assistant
#88 Old 23rd Apr 2018 at 7:38 PM
I have Norton Security installed and had no problem installing this amazing world. I saved and quit my game in order to come here and comment. The World is trouble free for me and I do recommend starting with the offered Saved game, then rename it when ready. The world is so well done, lots of unexpected surprises in the town and with the town's people. I can see why it took a couple years to put together. Well worth it. Looking for something a little different? This is it. SO SO well done. Bravo!
Original Poster
#89 Old 23rd Apr 2018 at 7:45 PM
Looseal, I'm very happy to hear that you could make it work in the end! Enjoy your time on the island
Test Subject
#90 Old 1st May 2018 at 8:41 PM
This is awesome! Such a beautiful world and so much detail!
#91 Old 15th May 2018 at 10:04 AM
Hi Norn!

I just noticed that an object on the beach has been replaced by my game, probably because it's from Late Night. It looks like some kind of partition or fence, although I don't recognize it as one of the Build Mode fences that came with LN. I've attached some screenshots. If you could let me know what that object is so that it can be extracted for my game, that would be great!

Thanks again for everything.

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Original Poster
#92 Old 15th May 2018 at 5:41 PM
Hi Butterbot, That item is from Late Night and is called sculptureFloorDiveDivider. Hope that helps and you're very welcome!
Test Subject
#93 Old 27th May 2018 at 5:02 AM
i love this mod thank you
Lab Assistant
#94 Old 31st May 2018 at 6:49 PM
It's absolutely perfect!!! Thank you so much for sharing! No lags, no crashes. Beautiful landscaping <3
Lab Assistant
#95 Old 1st Jun 2018 at 4:02 PM
I'd been putting off WA, ITF and Showtime as they were the least appealing EPs to me, but seeing how stunning this world is just ensured I'll be nabbing them in the next Steam sale! Can't wait to move my Sim there, even if she has to give up her beloved Ford Anglia.

Spectacular work! :D
Test Subject
#96 Old 1st Jun 2018 at 7:08 PM
Absolutely outstanding. Thank you!
Test Subject
#97 Old 4th Jun 2018 at 1:46 AM
Hi Norn, this world is awesome and I want this world to be mine first after returning to the Sims 3 after years.
One question - is there any career impossible to pursue because of lack of roads?
Original Poster
#98 Old 4th Jun 2018 at 6:34 AM
Yay for another simmer coming back! Hope you will enjoy Northeney. To answer your question: Most careers are available. Military, police, movie set and ITF careers are not available as the required Rabbitholes are missing. All other basegame careers are available, as are the Ambitions and Supernatural ones. But you can add other rabbithole rugs or replace existing ones. The lack of roads doesn't matter much in this regard.
Test Subject
#99 Old 6th Jun 2018 at 8:14 PM
Grandiosa idea de no incluir vehĂ*culos. Me encanta como opciĂłn!
Test Subject
#100 Old 15th Jul 2018 at 7:36 PM
I recently started playing Sims 3 again after getting a laptop with a good video card and I wanted to take full advantage of the graphics with a new world, so I can't wait to try this out! I was just wondering though, is it possible to use the Galaxa Space Car (Alien spaceship) in this world?
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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Pets Showtime Supernatural Seasons University Life Island Paradise Into the Future

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