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Fincastle - "An island of Americana"

by cutsocks Posted 6th Jun 2010 at 9:23 AM - Updated 6th Jul 2013 at 11:46 AM by cutsocks
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Fincastle is a little slice of the American Dream on an island of fir trees. Ideally stylized with a happy, homey tint, this custom, fully built world is a complete experience. Inspired by the towns and cities that I have lived in Indiana, most of Fincastle's homes are made in a style that predates the 1960's. From mansions to trailers, from parks to warehouses, the town is perfect for sims from all walks of life.

Founded in 1885 by Forrest Martin Fincastle, a brief, but rich, history of the town can be read through lot descriptions.





Details:

* Requires World Adventures. [And I would assume a fully patched game.]
* Medium-sized world.
* 135 lots, of various odd sizes. [Please see the list below for exact dimensions.]
* 84 residential lots of which 17 are starters under 16,500. Least expensive furnished lot is 11,708, and the most expensive is 382,955. All residential lots are built with homes, save for the test residential lot which contains no furniture, so townies will not move in. Though there are no empty lots, I encourage players who wish to build their own to bulldoze and have at it. Due to the odd sizes of lots, placing lots created elsewhere may prove difficult. Homes are furnished from elaborate to minimal; I tried to keep the costs down on a variety of different house sizes.
* 51 community lots, including all 16 rabbit holes, two art museums, gym, library, pool, and beach. There are four churches, 14 parks [3 are fishing spots], and 11 miscellaneous community lots.
* All base game spawners are provided. WA trees and grapes are provided at the orchard/vineyard.
* Sims can route nearly everywhere on the islands and might need to for collection of spawns; the exceptions are the two smallest islands, which are inaccessible due to water [there are no spawns there], and the steep cliffs by the scenic roads next to the ocean.
* There are no routing limitations for the camera.
* No chunk exceeds the 8 terrain paint limit.
* Two layers were used, global and lots.
* No custom content was used.

Known issues:

* There is a graphic glitch in the waters by "mansion" island.
* Carpools will take sims to the backs of the stadium, hospital, and city hall.
* Many front doors need to be set as front doors, especially on lots with homes built on foundations and detached garages.
* This is a detailed world with many lots in close proximity. You may experience performances issues.

Installation:

* Download all parts of the rar file.
* Extract using your extraction program of choice, such as WinRAR.
* Enjoy!

Lot Sizes:

* Community
13x11
14x14
16x34
2 16x40
16x48
2 20x24
20x28
20x30
20x56
22x32
26x40
26x42
2 28x32
28x46
30x16
2 30x32
30x42
2 30x60
5 32x20
32x28
32x42
32x60
34x32
34x36
36x19
36x64
2 38x12
38x16
38x22
38x56
38x64
54x40
56x28
56x40
64x32
64x40
64x47
64x48
3 64x64

* Residential
10x34
4 14x20
4 14x22
16x24
17x32
18x36
6 22x14
22x16
22x22
24x14
35 24x18
24x26
2 24x30
3 24x40
3 26x12
26x40
28x30
35x32
36x30
36x40
2 38x40
40x27
42x40
48x40
52x33
56x28
61x50
64x39
64x50
64x63
3 64x64

Please see post #2 for detailed street maps and more overview shots. Addition posts have details on the individual lots.

EDIT: FINCASTLE WILL NEVER BE UPDATED IN ANY FORM. I'VE LOST THE CAW FILES FOR IT.
Tags: #americana, #world, #custom

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Fincastle.part1.rar 9.00 MB 25,012 6th Jun 2010
Fincastle.part2.rar 9.00 MB 21,605 6th Jun 2010
Fincastle.part3.rar 9.00 MB 21,410 6th Jun 2010
Fincastle.part4.rar 9.00 MB 23,238 6th Jun 2010
Fincastle.part5.rar 8.20 MB 20,700 6th Jun 2010
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.


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