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Featured upload! Barcelona

by Nilxis Posted 28th Sep 2015 at 10:29 PM - Updated 5th May 2016 at 11:12 PM by Nilxis
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Urban and modern, yet historical and artistic, Barcelona is one of the most important cities on the Mediterranean shores. The proud capital of Catalonia invites you to discover its lively street life, its singular architecture and its bustling nightlife. Barcelona is calling you, don’t miss it.


Barcelona is one of the most interesting cities I've ever been to, so around two years ago I had the idea to build a world based on it. My intention was to build most of the famous landmarks of the city and design a layout based on the actual distribution of the city's different areas, focusing on the most interesting ones. Of course I've had to cut many areas, and reduce the ones I've represented in order to adapt the idea to a playable Sims 3 world map. It's a very big and diverse city that includes all the necessary elements for your sims to live an truly urban life set in a coastal mediterranean environment full of history and art.



TECHNICAL DETAILS
Map size: 2048x2048 (Large)
File Weight: 157 MB
World type: Suburb, like Sunset Valley
Spawn Points: The world includes all the spawners available in CAW from all the EPs except the WA ones. They are mostly located outside the urban area, in flat grassy areas. Some can also be located in parks and green areas inside the city. Many of the gem spawners can be found on the riverbanks.

Total number of lots: 113
Residential lots 31 (1 empty)
Community lots: 82*
*7 are actually small hidden lots (fountains,train tunnel entrances...), and other 7 just contain Subway stations. That makes a total of 68 "big" community lots.

EPs Required: All EPs (WA, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations, Pets, Showtime, Supernatural, Seasons, University Life, Island Paradise, Into the Future).
SPs Required: High End Loft Stuff, Fast Lane Stuff, Outdoor Living Stuff.
Game update when the world was finished: 1.62.153.024017

Some people have been able to play the world with some EPs or SPs missing. I still recommend to have them all installed, if your game is able to handle the world with some of them missing or not will depend on your computer.




AREAS AND LOTS IN THE WORLD



There is also a flat area on the other side of the highway especially designed for adding lots from Edit Town, see a picture here





REQUIRED CUSTOM CONTENT
The world uses 65 Custom content files (.package). They are not included in the world file (Custard showed it clean), so it is necessary to download the used CC apart.

If you don't install the CC the world will lose all its playability and charm. The game will not replace the objects, so the rabbitholes will be missing and the look will radically get worse. I totally recommend to install the CC.

These are used objects:
♦ Boat by Monsoon (boat.package): http://monsooncreations.blogspot.co...boats-pack.html
♦ Deco Buildings by Monsoon (tall buildings 2 and 3): http://monsooncreations.blogspot.co...-buildings.html
♦ Goggalor's M&G and AL mansard roof conversions (Goggalor_BohemianOuterCorner, Goggalor_BohemianRepeat, Goggalor_MansardOuterCorner, Goggalor_MansardRepeat): http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/s...ic,18244.0.html
♦ Criquette's Airport converted to Sims 3 by Moria (Graham_Airport_Terminal, Graham_AirportHanger_Blue, Graham_Buisiness_Jet, Graham_Cessna): http://modthesims.info/t/433217
♦ Ilana's ferris wheel: http://sims3-modeli.ucoz.ru/forum/22-174-6#13733 (I converted it to .package with Sims 3 Pack Multi Installer)
♦ Jynx's Rabbithole Rugs (Bookstore, BusinessJournalism, CityHall, CriminalHideout, Diner, Hospital, Military, Police, School, Stadium, Theatre, Day Spa): https://nraas.wikispaces.com/Other+Mods+FAQ
♦ Simsl3gacies' Rabbithole Rugs (Barcelona Rabbit Hole Rugs): http://simsl3gacies.com/downloads/
♦ Mutske's Dormer Dutch Facade: http://www.thesimsresource.com/arti...ade/id/1190837/ (I converted it to .package)
♦ Awesims' Cornices: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=540812
♦ 12 deco buildings I converted myself from Microsoft FSX (+ a building by Monsoon with edited textures): https://www.dropbox.com/s/qvno1n6af...bjects.rar?dl=0
♦ 26 objects* that right now are not available online either because the original links were taken down or because they were created especially for this world and were never uploaded. The creators of these objects are: Monsoon, TJStreak, Luna and Suzetter. Download them here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z2b940etj...Online.rar?dl=0

*Click here to see a list of these 26 items


STORE CONTENT:
I've used The Boardwalk and Carousel sets from the Store. I recommend to have them, however, not having them will only affect one lot (Tibidabo Amusement Park).


KNOWN ISSUES
- If you're using Barcelona with NRAAS' Traveler and these errors appear: your sim's UI goes black, the money is lost, the subscreen doesn't open, and the sim is unselectable, change the Base Camp's (Youth Hostel) lot type to something like "hangout" and the error will not return.
- There are some floating tiles on the bottom part of the National Museum of Art, next to the dirt path. You can delete them easily in the building mode.
- There is a road under a bridge in the highway where cars go up down. This happens everytime you add roads under bridges, and causes a weird animation. However, it is just a visual bug, routing is not affected and after the car has moved past the bridge everything goes back to normal.

The world was tested by me and other simmers who helped out. During the testing period most bugs were corrected, but I might have missed something. However, apart from the mentioned ones, you shouldn't find any serious errors and the world should be fully playable.

MORE:
For populated, Spanish, and city-type (like Bridgeport) versions, visit my blog: Nilxis Designs.

THANKS TO:
-Auntielynds, for helping me fixing the problems that stopped the world from exporting, and literally, saving the whole project.
-Luna, for creating the Sagrada Familia towers and the Agbar tower.
-Monsoon, for converting some deco buildings and helping me to learn to do it myself.
-Daisylee, Daethaqt, Monica Almela, Junceda, Encloped, Alma70, Titi022002, Volvenom and Thranduil Oropherion for furnishing apartments.
-Javier, Thranduil Oropherion and Volvenom, for creating families.
-Volvenom, Tizerist, Diancarock, Marc, Mika Alaminos, Zach_Bundy, Monica, Parca, Joel, and Reenadelenyel for helping me test the world.
-Gabrymato, JarkaD, and Domangcop for letting me use their lots in the world.
-Gelina, Brntwaffles and Gurra for their lightning mods I've modified.
-Simsample, for this thread.
-Luna, Monsoon, TJStreak, Goggalor, Moria, Ilana, Jynx, Mutske, Suzetter, Simsl3gacies and Awesims for the used CC.
-Heaven, for the guidance during the uploading process here on MTS.
-Everyone who has left me comments, likes, feedback, ideas, etc. and has encouraged me to go on and finish the project.

I hope you enjoy Barcelona if you download it

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 Showtime Supernatural Seasons University Life Island Paradise Into the Future + 3 SPs

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 3 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 3 files in this thread and save them to the folder you just created
3)Rename the files by deleting MTS_Nilxis_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
Barcelona_En.part1.rar 40.00 MB 14,921 28th Sep 2015
Barcelona_En.part2.rar 40.00 MB 12,908 28th Sep 2015
Barcelona_En.part3.rar 30.31 MB 12,611 28th Sep 2015
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. 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:
For package files: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki
For Sims3pack files: Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki

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#2 Old 16th May 2015 at 2:04 PM Last edited by Nilxis : 6th Sep 2015 at 11:35 PM.
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Sagrada Familia

Quote:
This is perhaps the most famous landmark of the city, a work of Antoni Gaudí. It is designed as a church, so it includes some benches, an altar and some colorful stained glass windows. There are also two elevators that lead to a platform between two towers with great views of the city.


Lot type: Community, Art Gallery

Lot Size: 50x50

Price: § 365.804

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#3 Old 16th May 2015 at 2:21 PM Last edited by Nilxis : 6th Sep 2015 at 11:36 PM.
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National Museum of Art

Quote:
It's the biggest art gallery of Barcelona, home to many paintings and sculptures. It's located on the top of Montjuïc mountain, overlooking the left side of the city and the Magic Fountain. The whole area is a nice place to walk, relax and spend a quiet day, surrounded by nature and art.


Lot type: Community, Art Gallery

Lot Size: 64x64

Price: § 432.788

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#4 Old 16th May 2015 at 2:35 PM Last edited by Nilxis : 7th Sep 2015 at 4:27 PM.
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Liceu Grand Theatre

Quote:
Only the best artists are allowed to perform here, the most glamorous and classy place for your sims to enjoy a live performance.


Lot type: Community, Private Show Venue

Lot Size: 40x54

Price: § 303.170
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#5 Old 5th Sep 2015 at 10:55 AM Last edited by Nilxis : 7th Sep 2015 at 4:27 PM.
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Park Güell

Quote:
Back in 1900, Mr. Güell, a rich politician and bussinessman, hired the genius Antoni Gaudí to build this park for his family. When he died, the park was offered to the Barcelona City Hall, and soon it became open to public. Today is one of the top landmarks of Barcelona, which offers great views of the city in a beautiful and relaxing environment.


Lot type: Community, Big Park

Lot Size: 64x55

Price: § 215.649
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#6 Old 6th Sep 2015 at 10:15 PM Last edited by Nilxis : 7th Sep 2015 at 4:26 PM.
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France Railway Station

Quote:
Don't worry if your sims don't have a car! They can easily move around the city thanks to the railway and subway network. The France Railway Station is the main station in Barcelona, offering connections to all over the city and the area around it.


Lot type: Community, Java Hut

Lot Size: 53x64

Price: § 325.980
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#7 Old 6th Sep 2015 at 10:49 PM Last edited by Nilxis : 6th Sep 2015 at 11:37 PM.
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IKEA Barcelona

Quote:
As most big cities in the world, Barcelona also has its own IKEA store. Take your sims here and give their houses a modern and Swedish flair!


Lot type: Community, Consignement Store

Lot Size: 55x50

Price: § 254.246
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#8 Old 6th Sep 2015 at 11:06 PM Last edited by Nilxis : 7th Sep 2015 at 4:26 PM.
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Boqueria Market

Quote:
The Boqueria Market is located next to Les Rambles, the main pedestrian street of Barcelona. It's a great meeting and shopping place where your sims can find the freshest food and the most interesting items on sale.


Lot type: Community, Market

Lot Size: 46x36

Price: § 300.161
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#9 Old 6th Sep 2015 at 11:31 PM Last edited by Nilxis : 7th Sep 2015 at 4:25 PM.
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Tibidabo Amusement Park

Quote:
The Tibidabo Amusement Park is located quite far from the center of Barcelona, however it's really worth the visit because of the great views it has of the city, actually the best, and the great fun it offers for all publics. Even the most religious sims can attend the Sagrat Cor Temple, right next to the rides, in case they need God's help to survive the rollercoaster!


Lot type: Community, Visitors Allowed

Lot Size: 64x64

Price: § 222.393
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#10 Old 7th Sep 2015 at 3:16 PM Last edited by Nilxis : 7th Sep 2015 at 7:17 PM.
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Casa Batlló

Quote:
Casa Batlló was designed by Antoni Gaudí between 1905 and 1907, and it's one of the finest examples of "Modernisme", the Catalan Art Nouveau. All the floors are livable and decorated in the style of the time, but fully adapted to the modern necessities. The (deco) house on the left is another modernist building, Casa Amatller by Josep Puig i Cadafalch


Lot type: Residential

Lot Size: 50x50

Price: § 797.818

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#11 Old 7th Sep 2015 at 4:22 PM
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Illa de la Pedrera

Quote:
This is a two storey apartment with a patio and two little terraces. Despite the old façade, the interiors are decorated in a modern style. Facing the other side of the street, there is "La Pedrera" or "Casa Milà" (another work of Antoni Gaudí) which is actually a deco building.


Lot type: Residential

Lot Size: 50x50

Price: § 129.237

The interiors were furnished by Encloped.
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#12 Old 7th Sep 2015 at 6:00 PM Last edited by Nilxis : 7th Sep 2015 at 6:11 PM.
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Vistamar A

Quote:
This is a modern apartment located in front of the sea. It has two floors, four bedrooms, a swimming pool and a garage.


Lot type: Residential

Lot Size: 44x44

Price: § 212.706

The interiors were furnished by Volvenom, and some of the attached pictures were originally taken by her.
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#13 Old 7th Sep 2015 at 6:11 PM Last edited by Nilxis : 27th Sep 2015 at 12:50 PM.
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Ciutat Vella

Quote:
This apartment is located in front of Les Rambles, right in the center of Barcelona. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom.


Lot type: Residential

Lot Size: 47x33

Price: § 105.904
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#14 Old 7th Sep 2015 at 6:50 PM
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Habitatges St Martí A

Quote:
This apartment has two bedrooms and one bathroom. It's located in the quiet area of St. Martí, next to the school and a park, which makes it perfect for families with one or two kids.


Lot type: Residential

Lot Size: 35x44

Price: § 95.147

The interiors were furnished by Thranduil Oropherion, and one of the pictures was taken by him.
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#15 Old 30th Sep 2015 at 2:06 PM
It's finally up. I believe congratulations are in order. I know the upload of worlds on this place can be a real test of one's patience. Thanks for letting me decorate one flat and test the world. I bet you're so happy it's finished
Test Subject
#16 Old 30th Sep 2015 at 3:33 PM
is this world verry laggy?
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#17 Old 1st Oct 2015 at 3:13 AM
Just as a PSA, Simsl3gacies closed her request queue on September 28. It will be closed until at least October 5, if not longer, as unfortunately Simsl3gacies will be in the hospital over October's first weekend. Hence, her rabbit hole rugs are unavailable for now, and this world won't function without them.
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