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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?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 4 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 32,259 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part02.rar 9.00 MB 28,320 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part03.rar 9.00 MB 27,045 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part04.rar 9.00 MB 26,583 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part05.rar 9.00 MB 26,658 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part06.rar 9.00 MB 35,382 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part07.rar 9.00 MB 26,983 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part08.rar 9.00 MB 24,872 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part09.rar 9.00 MB 24,535 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part10.rar 9.00 MB 24,439 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part11.rar 9.00 MB 26,369 28th Dec 2011
Jericho.part12.rar 6.96 MB 24,601 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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Field Researcher
#526 Old 2nd Jun 2015 at 4:32 AM
Thanks for sharing this world.I hope to be able to use it in my game.
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#527 Old 18th Jun 2015 at 7:08 PM
Beautiful city! Can't wait to play in it!
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#528 Old 23rd Aug 2015 at 4:12 AM
I've used quite a lot of custom worlds and I have to say this is by far my favourite. I first used it for my runaway sim challenge, and having her rummage through the junkyard, which looks brilliantly rundown, then to spot rats running around. Amazingly detailed.
I wish it was more populated, but at the same time I could enjoy making families to move in around my main game.
I love this world.
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#529 Old 31st Aug 2015 at 10:09 AM Last edited by JohnDJ : 31st Aug 2015 at 10:23 AM.
Default First Impressions
I just downloaded this world, and have only played it for about 3 hours now. From what I've seen so far, the town is empty. This isn't a surprise, since I did see quite a bit of that in the previous comments. (I simply spent about half an hour creating 7 or 8 families in the CAS using just random everything and moved them into the small houses & I have NRASS Story Progression installed so it won't take long to fill up the rest of the town.) I've also noticed that there aren't very many big (40x40 +) lots that are in the town at the start. I did also notice that there were at least 3 Dive Bars, 2 Dance Clubs, and 3 Lounges in there... REALLY?!? Who drinks like that any more? I didn't seen any Elixer Consignment Shop in there; am I missing it somehow (which wouldn't surprise me with as big as this town is) or was it just not included?

All that being said, I am overall very impressed with this town. The details in each and every one of the lots make them all unique and very interesting. (I seriously considered moving my Sim into the Rundown Shack, but the lot was too small, so I didn't.) I don't know if it was supposed to be there or not, but I had my Sim hold a protest in front of the City Hall and had a rat run right through the middle of the crowd right about the time another sim was coming out of the building! If I'd been expecting something like that, I'd have recorded it... It was just priceless.

I'm really looking forward to exploring more of the town over the next few days (at least).

Thanks for such a stunning world.
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#530 Old 31st Aug 2015 at 11:33 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnDJ
I just downloaded this world, and have only played it for about 3 hours now. From what I've seen so far, the town is empty. This isn't a surprise, since I did see quite a bit of that in the previous comments. (I simply spent about half an hour creating 7 or 8 families in the CAS using just random everything and moved them into the small houses & I have NRASS Story Progression installed so it won't take long to fill up the rest of the town.) I've also noticed that there aren't very many big (40x40 +) lots that are in the town at the start. I did also notice that there were at least 3 Dive Bars, 2 Dance Clubs, and 3 Lounges in there... REALLY?!? Who drinks like that any more? I didn't seen any Elixer Consignment Shop in there; am I missing it somehow (which wouldn't surprise me with as big as this town is) or was it just not included?

All that being said, I am overall very impressed with this town. The details in each and every one of the lots make them all unique and very interesting. (I seriously considered moving my Sim into the Rundown Shack, but the lot was too small, so I didn't.) I don't know if it was supposed to be there or not, but I had my Sim hold a protest in front of the City Hall and had a rat run right through the middle of the crowd right about the time another sim was coming out of the building! If I'd been expecting something like that, I'd have recorded it... It was just priceless.

I'm really looking forward to exploring more of the town over the next few days (at least).

Thanks for such a stunning world.


Hi JohnDJ, this world was made way back in 2011, before the Supernatural EP was released. Hence no Elixir consignment store. It has one of each type of the Late Night bars, so that your sims can complete the opportunities if they start a band. I created the world primarily for myself, to suit the way I played the game and to fit some sims that I created. You can download those from my EA page if you like, I provided a link in the front page. NRaas Story progression has a rapid immigration option which you could use. There are many effects (like the rat) used in this world, as I like small detail. My daughter tells me that you can remove lots and add larger lots with the in-game world editor, which was a feature that caused routing problems back in 2011 when I built this world. Apparently it works better now with the latest patches. I did make an update to this world for Showtime (it's uploaded here too), but it was about that time that I abandoned Sims 3 altogether, as it was apparent that you would need a world the size of Australia to be able to incorporate the hundreds of lot types that each EP brought with it. I hope you have fun playing, thanks for your nice comments!

Thanks to all of the other great commenters, and to everyone for downloading and playing my world.

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#531 Old 6th Oct 2015 at 2:19 AM
This world looks awesome! I haven't played Sims 3 is quite a while, but this may actually get me to start playing again. Thanks!
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#532 Old 20th Dec 2015 at 7:39 PM
For anyone who has had trouble downloading this world from the altenative download locations, please try again. I uploaded the Sims3Pack, CAW files and resources to Sim File Share. Links on front page.

I will choose a path that's clear- I will choose free will
RUSH
Please try my Sims 2 and Sims 3 worlds!
Sims File Share- ask me for a code :)
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#533 Old 1st Feb 2016 at 5:46 PM
Hello and thank you for sharing such a lovely world.
Please, a question: I saw a link to an alternative download at Sim File Share, where there is only one Sims3pack file. I am guessing that this is the updated downloading option, that is, that instead of needing to get all original 12 .rar folders posted here, now I can get the world by just downloading that sims3pack file, am I right?
Again, thank you very much for your work!
Be like the 22nd elephant with heated value in space- Bark!
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#534 Old 1st Feb 2016 at 6:19 PM
@RedMallie Yes that's correct; I have to split the file into parts to upload it to MTS, as there is a filesize limit. SimsFileShare has a higher limit, so I can share the Sims3pack intact there.

I will choose a path that's clear- I will choose free will
RUSH
Please try my Sims 2 and Sims 3 worlds!
Sims File Share- ask me for a code :)
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#535 Old 4th Feb 2016 at 9:57 PM
Thank you very much!!!
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#536 Old 23rd Dec 2016 at 6:13 AM
would you please make us a gift and clean the world to have no custom content needed and use all EP's and stuff packs?
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#537 Old 23rd Dec 2016 at 1:02 PM
@mysteryhouse Sorry, no- I don't have all of the EPs and Sps, unfortunately. The only CC needed is Riverview, and I did do a version for Showtime. Otherwise, you could download the CAW files and modify it for yourself. See the Download page or my journal for a link to download the files.

I will choose a path that's clear- I will choose free will
RUSH
Please try my Sims 2 and Sims 3 worlds!
Sims File Share- ask me for a code :)
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