For everyone having trouble with Redcliffs, I've found that changing all the lots to 'No Visitors', not just Military Point Park, got the lagging and crashes to stop for me. I'm not sure if it'll stop the crashing on your end, but it's worth a shot.
Thanks for the tip. I may try to reinstall and try that, although I never had any lag or crashing. My issue was that not all of the content was showing up, despite following the instructions perfectly.
After googling for some help, someone mentioned that it might have be the newest patch that is causing problems?
Yay, thanks to this thread I found some nice worlds I'm gonna try, I tried LA, but sadly it keeps crashing and I'm yet to save a game I played in LA.
Gonna try some of the "medium" worlds some have mentioned here.
Redcliffs looks good so far :D
Man, Los Aniegos is pretty awesome. Unfortunately it's so massive it slows down my game.
Also, I must be pretty picky because I've pretty much downloaded and tried every neighborhood mentioned in this thread, and none of them have offered what I wanted. I want a kinda grungy city that has plenty of lots that aren't located in skyscrapers and don't require elevators to get to. I guess I'm gonna have to break out CAW
Well I've tried to find a neighborhood suitable for my play-style, and I haven't found shit. I was good with Los Aniegos for awhile but like mentioned so many times before, it's way too big and laggy. I want a neighborhood that has plenty of suburbia, but also a significant downtown area with some high-rises. It seems as though you can only find one or the other.
I finally just gave in and turned to CAW. Right now I'm almost done edited a pre-made world in CAW, and changing things around to my liking etc.
Jay and anyone else going to try and create their own world -- you gotta let us know what you create! I'll be waiting to try it out myself. I have been trying Brooklyn Heights (I looked for the post about it in this thread but could not find it. It is there though.) Really am liking it so far. It's got a nice urban center with lots of residential lots ringing it. (and quite a few of the urban areas have placeholder shells or whatnot so you can make your own if you want.).
Well the neighborhood I'm editing in CAW right now is the 'Simsville' remake. I changed the bridges, some of the roads, expanded a bit etc. Idk if the original creator would let me put it up for download, but I can post some screens and if you guys like it, I could probably upload it and PM a few of you the link to the dl.
My playtest is done now for Neverglade, and I find that it has all of the great qualities of the other two worlds I have palytested. There was room to add subways on community lots in Neverglade and they work, all the houses are wonderful and I love the fact that it includes the World Travel houses from France and has a Euro style neighborhood. Its a fantastic foil to LA, and I find that I cant choose which one to play because they are both so engageing. I was afraid that I wouldnt see any quality suggestions, or that the worlds would pale in compairison to the ones Maxis included, but at this time I wonder why the ones we got with the game were not more interesting, though I do have a pretty great computer and Maxis has to create for a lot of lesser machines. I guess I can forgive them. For now. Back to decorating, all those houses and so little time.
Well, I downloaded it yesterday and while it does look amazing it is not really a world to play in, I think. For several reasons:
1. You'd need a pretty decent computer to run it on, because every single lot has between 30 and 170 (!) fog spawners on them, plus the world itself is foggy.
2. The creator used mainly houses from other sources, most of which use a lot of CC. So, even if you use the cc free version you will end up with houses with missing content. There is one lot, for example, that is worth approximately 350,000 § because, according to MasterController, it contained every expensive car. These must have been cc ones because they were invisible when I entered the lot.
3. Accordingly ErrorTrap gave me several script errors everytime I loaded this world because it couldn't find objects that were supposed to be there.
4. Maybe also because of that, most houses are barely furnished, so you will have to do a lot of editing before you can play in it.
5. Most of the community lots are merely there for decoration. Nothing you can do there except for sucking in some creepy atmosphere.
But maybe I can add a little WCIF in here? There is one house in Silent Hill that I'd really like to have. I attached a screenshot. Maybe someone remembers that. If not, this will at least give you an impression what this world looks like AFTER I had deleted all the fog spawners on all lots. Edit: It may look somewhat different originally because this is also one of the cases where I did not have the cc required and some things were replaced by default items, others were simply deleted.
I've been playing in Winchester for the past few days, and I've been quite happy with it.
It's a small world, but tons of seed and fish spawners (found all base-game seeds save for the money tree in the wild). It has all rabbitholes that I can see (a number are hidden in the basement to keep the looks). No gym, but there is a swimming pool available. Requires WA and AMB, but is CC-free.