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Builder's Island - DIY

by armiel Posted 15th Sep 2010 at 10:02 PM - Updated 29th Jun 2020 at 9:40 PM by HugeLunatic
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NOTE: IP patch that made ocean swimmable, causes random flooding on basements built on the lots. This is unavoidable, and something I won't be fixing on this island. You can still build on the island, use it for testing, etc. but basements are unfortunately randomly "broken".

Some of you might remember my Builder's Island. I wanted to make a new version, in which you can decide the lotsizes yourselves, so I proudly present you...

Builder's Island - Do it yourself!!

BIDIY is a small island with two separate building sides. At first sight it looks pretty dull and empty, maybe cause it is The catch is, that you can make it your own. One day you might want to build on a 30x30 lot, one day to a 64x64, and some other day to a 10x10. BIDIY makes it possible

How to use:
- Install the world
- Launch the game
- Select new game and choose Builder's Island - DIY
- Wait few seconds that it loads (Load time varies, it can be 2 seconds, or 10, depends on your stats.)
- Go to Edit town-mode
- Place the lot size(s) you want
- Start building

- If you are not happy with the lotsize(s) you chose, simply delete it/them and place another one(s).

Here is example on max lotsizes per side:

Here is an example of different lotsizes placed on the world:

Technical info:
- Mapsize used: Small
- Layers: 2, World layer and Junk
- Terrainpaints used: 7
- Plants used: 3 different types
- Objects used: 1 type
- Load time should be 2-10 seconds from Choose map to Play (Depends on your stats.)
- The building areas are perfectly flat. You can put a maxsize of 30x30 lot to the smaller side, and maxsize 64x64 to the bigger side.

Some thanks, well, actually one:
I used Martines CAW Textures megapack when I made the world. Terrainpaints used are Rock granite base, Rock granite detail A and Rock granite detail B. These are automatically included to the world so you don't need to download them separatelly.

Thanks Martine for these amazing terrainpaints!!

Note about compatibility:
The world was built in CAW version, with Base game, WA and Ambitions installed, with patch 4.2. The world SHOULD be Basegame compatible, and you SHOULD need at least patch 1.12/2.7/3.3/4.0 to use!

P.S. Like original Builder's Island, this too can be used for many things...
Fast access to Building, CAS and Object testing!!!

P.S.S. This world is not ment for playing. There are no spawners, rabbitholes or additional landscaping that would make it enjoyable. I mean you CAN play on it, but that's not what it's made for...

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Size: 7.73 MB · Downloads: 12,459 · 15th Sep 2010
7.73 MB 12,459 15th Sep 2010
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 the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in SC4Terrains Folder: Cut and paste the .sc4 and .png file(s) into your SC4Terrains folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Veteran Finn
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Original Poster
#51 Old 22nd Sep 2013 at 9:23 AM
I'm aware of this issue, but thanks for pictures anyways.

My best guess is, that EA did something to waterlevels after making ocean swimmable. As the world is so old, I'm not going to fix it anymore, so unfortunately you can only build without basements on it anymore.
Field Researcher
#52 Old 28th Sep 2013 at 6:45 AM
Perfect for the building challenges on here! Thanks so much!
Test Subject
#53 Old 4th Jan 2014 at 2:24 AM
I love this totes adorbz little island! can't wait to do some creating on it to make it the perf private island!
#54 Old 11th Jan 2014 at 3:08 AM
I just downloaded to my game and I'm working on latest home. TY for the upload... great job..

You only live once make the most of it..:)
Test Subject
#55 Old 23rd Jan 2014 at 10:25 AM
THANKS its Good.
Top Secret Researcher
#56 Old 10th Mar 2014 at 8:59 AM Last edited by tomomi1922 : 10th Mar 2014 at 9:24 AM.
Can I ask for a smaller world? This is a tad big for me still.

This makes a perfect vacation world (with NRAAS' Traveler mod).
#57 Old 24th Mar 2014 at 2:38 AM
You're wonderful for spending your time to make and upload ALL these for everyone here. God bless. :)
Lab Assistant
#58 Old 13th Jun 2014 at 5:36 AM
I use this quite a lot. Definitely a useful tool. Thanks!
Test Subject
#59 Old 27th Jul 2014 at 7:23 PM
Really useful!
Test Subject
#60 Old 28th Jan 2015 at 12:52 AM
Thank you for making this! I have been looking for a very small world to take pictures in and build because I wanted to do it quickly(doesn't take ages for it to load).
Thanks again!
Forum Resident
#61 Old 20th Jun 2020 at 7:03 PM
Thank You!
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