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UPDATED: The Kingdom of Niua Simoa for World Adventures

by kiwi_tea Posted 2nd Feb 2010 at 4:28 PM - Updated 7th Aug 2011 at 2:27 PM by kiwi_tea
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NIUA SIMOA for World Adventures

fig.1 - Niua Simoa overview.

MAJOR UPDATE 2: An Amb/Late Night/Generations version of Niua Simoa is now available here: Niua Simoa (update 3)
  • Added Ambitions venues.
  • Added Late Night venues.
  • Shifted some lots to make the world more fun to play.
  • Made Ariifano Karakia never age.
  • Made the three kuia never age and be vampires.
  • Added a LARGE number of new homeless and service Sims.
  • Revamped several fale lots so that they were more playable.
  • Fixed and play-tested tombs many times over to ensure they work as I intend.
  • Improved terrain painting.
  • Added lighthouse beam.
  • Checked routing.

MAJOR UPDATE 1: Niua Simoa for World Adventures is now prepopulated. The world will install with its sims, fresh from the Simpack.
  • Town is now much larger. Like a... ...town.
  • Several new families and lots (see below).
  • Tombs fixed.
  • No more getting stuck on the outer volcano! This area is no longer routable.
  • Store content removed.
  • No CC/slider hacks on Sims.
  • No more heat haze. (It was a bit much, frankly).
  • Full World.
  • No CC, or store content.
  • The flyover on the initial load is shaky, but there. It's a trick I'm still learning.


Caution: The prepopulation method has resulted in no issues for testers so far. If you do come across an issue and suspect prepopulation may be the cause, please alert us in the comments. However, the method has had a lot of testing at this point and seems perfectly safe.

DESCRIPTION
If you played the basegame version of Niua Simoa, you explored a temperate island, but times have changed. Several years ago a volcano erupted out of the ocean floor near Simoa, dramatically warming the local climate. Plant life on the island has thrived in the increased humidity, allowing bigger palms and brighter flowering bushes. The sudden increase in heat may, in fact, be exactly the event that will attract tourism to the otherwise quiet nation. With more tombs, a richer backstory, lusher vegetation, and the opportunity to escape the island and head overseas, this version is in many ways the definitive one.

Niua Simoa is a volcanic island with a large coral reef around its edges. There are three local volcanoes. Mount Totara is extinct, and the site of an old fortified village. Mount Nikau is active, towering up in the centre of the island. The third volcano is unnamed, but it is out in the ocean, and the resulting steam has caused a permanent heat hase over the island. Sand bars have built up atop the reef, forming islands (motu) around the lagoon. There is great fishing in the shallow lagoon, with a fresh water source flowing down from lava formation hills. Tapuwhai Town, the main township, is small, and there are very few large houses.

This island is a kingdom, a constitutional monarchy, with the family Tapuwhai as heads of state. Henry I is current ruler, although his age is showing, and Henry II is set to take over. There is a Parliament, but its powers are tightly reigned by the royals. Public infrastructure is very poor, there is no public pool and the Sim Nation military have withdrawn from the island. However foreign aid and private investment has ensured science, crime and other elements are represented in the economy. A recent investment is the Waka Village subdivision, an attempt to lure wealthy overseas sims. This is a sim-made island in the lagoon with lots that sell at a very hefty premium, although they provide lovely views to make up for the cost.

fig.2 - Tapuwhai Town map.

WORLD FILE
Map Size: Large.

Spawners: All the basegame spawners are available, except for some seed spawners. All the missing seeds, however, can be found as plants on community lots. Some rare spawners might require zenoportation. You can find Geodes, Septarian Nodules, and some Koi on Niua Simoa.

Routing/Layers: Sims can route almost everywhere except steep volcanic terrain, and two small islands that contain nothing except rare spawners accessible elsewhere (you can walk on these islands, but only via zenoportation). The camera routes to the very edge of the reef surrounding the islands, giving good panoramic views, without ugly horizons. The world file is divided into twenty layers. Different kinds of spawners and plant species account for most of them. I've only used 7 textures, so there's no risk I've exceeded the 8 texture limit.

Lots: There are 90 lots in this world, with the following sizes

- 3 lots sized 10x10
- 33 lots sized 16x18
- 1 lot sized 16x20
- 1 lot sized 18x41
- 23 lots sized 20x30
- 1 lot sized 25x35
- 1 lot sized 25x50
- 8 lots sized 30x30
- 1 lot sized 30x40
- 1 lot sized 30x50
- 1 lot sized 38x64
- 6 lots sized 40x40
- 1 lot sized 44x58
- 1 lot sized 50x50
- 1 lot sized 60x60
- 1 lot sized 64x64

Community Lots = 24
Residential Lots = 66

37 residential lots are entirely empty of houses or sims.
13 houses are empty.

All basegame rabbit holes are included except for the Military one. This is missing to reinforce the poverty and remoteness of the island. There is a gym available, several parks, a fishing hole, a library, and there are several hidden lots as well. There are two tombs on the island.

LINKS:

The following lists will link you directly to the information of those lots/families.

LOTS


Click the links in the list to see a detailed description.

Residential

- EA lots
- plasticbox's Wee Barnoid #04
- plasticbox's Wee Barnoid #08
- plasticbox's Wee Barnoid #09
- plasticbox's Wee Barnoid #11
- plasticbox's Wee Barnoid #12
- plasticbox's Wee Barnoid #15
- plasticbox's Wee Barnoid #16
- plasticbox's Wee Barnoid #17
- plasticbox's Wee Barnoid #19
- plasticbox's Wee Barnoid #21
- plasticbox's Wee Barnoid #22
- plasticbox's Wee Barnoid #23
- plasticbox's Wee Barnoid #24
- plasticbox's Maywood House
- Mau Fale
- Palefau Fale
- Rotorima Fale
- Small Pasimfic Fale
- Bung Fale
- Royal Tapuwhai Palace
- Density Pasimfic
- Solitary Grunge

Community

- Rabbit Holes
- Flavour Lots
- Niua Simoa Donation Library
- Tapuwhai Cultural Centre
- Sevele Gym
- Elesabeti I Park
- Waka Pond Juice Bar
- Ancient Pa Site
- Starfruit Cemetery
- West End Nectary
- Kingdom Dojo

- The Copper Eel
- Tapuwhai Fire Station
- Royal Salon
- Laundromat
- Knack's Tiki Shack

POPULATION
Time has passed, and the population has developed since the base game version of Niua Simoa. Sims met in the earlier version are older, there are new children, new adults, and even one or two new residents.

Click the links in the list to see a detailed description.

- Palefau (Tane & Totara)
- Palefau (Hakopi & Runa
- Tapuwhai (Royals)
- Mau (Marie-France & Joseph)
- Mau (Isobelle & Penelope)
- Sevele (Anju & Honare)
- Young Roomies
- Rotorima
- Karakia
- Gao
- Chin (Mae)
- Chin (Hina & Tim)
- Stevenson
- Potpourri
- Schiffer
- Ling
- Tumeke
- Roger
- Red
- Blue
- Bowie
- Solomon
- Fuanaki




KNOWN ISSUES
- Some graphics cards will not display underwater terrain, so you won't see the reefs.
- Photos taken in Niua Simoa declared themselves taken in "**** Niua Simoa ****".
- I couldn't rename this dramatically enough to allow it to be played alongside the basegame version. For some reason. It's an either/or thing, sorry.
- There is a statue blocking the way to the mailbox on the Tapuwhai lot that I forgot to fix. If you play this family, make sure you squidge the statue out of the way. Many apologies!

THANKS
The whole MTS community, really. Thanks to HP, Bakafox, JM Pescado, twallan, plasticbox, dolldrms1, I'mSimalicious, tomvanroosmalen, Flabaliki, save_the_whales, Simmiller, NekoCat, Srikandi, cookniro, Judhudson from simprograms.com, moyrie, and also thanks to any others that I forget. Also thanks to Googalor and ascarrott for guiding me to the appropriate .ini files!

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

Sims 3 World Adventures

This is a multi-part download:


Downloading the World

- Download the four individual rar files entitled NiuaSimoa(WA).partX.rar to the same folder. You may need to remove the MTS-generated numbers from the start of each file for this to work. Use the filename above as a reference for what the files should look like prior to unzipping.

- Using a program such as WinRAR, extract the file NiuaSimoa(WA).partX.rar. This will also extract the other related rar files and leave you with one working Simspack.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
NiuaSimoa.part5.rar | Niua Simoa world file part 5

Size: 9.17 MB · Downloads: 16,526 · 2nd Jul 2010
9.17 MB 16,526 2nd Jul 2010
NiuaSimoa.part4.rar | Niua Simoa world file part 4

Size: 10.00 MB · Downloads: 18,244 · 2nd Jul 2010
10.00 MB 18,244 2nd Jul 2010
NiuaSimoa.part3.rar | Niua Simoa world file part 3

Size: 10.00 MB · Downloads: 16,304 · 2nd Jul 2010
10.00 MB 16,304 2nd Jul 2010
NiuaSimoa.part2.rar | Niua Simoa world file part 2

Size: 10.00 MB · Downloads: 17,300 · 2nd Jul 2010
10.00 MB 17,300 2nd Jul 2010
NiuaSimoa.part1.rar | Niua Simoa world file part 1

Size: 10.00 MB · Downloads: 17,737 · 2nd Jul 2010
10.00 MB 17,737 2nd Jul 2010
IndividualSims.part2.rar | Individual Sims Part 2 (Optional - not required)

Size: 8.14 MB · Downloads: 10,845 · 9th Mar 2010
8.14 MB 10,845 9th Mar 2010
IndividualSims.part1.rar | Individual Sims Part 1 (Optional - not required)

Size: 10.00 MB · Downloads: 11,988 · 9th Mar 2010
10.00 MB 11,988 9th Mar 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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#2 Old 31st Jan 2010 at 10:12 AM Last edited by kiwi_tea : 27th Jun 2010 at 10:05 PM.
EA LOTS

These four lots are all adapted from EA lots. Keep them, or delete them and replace them with your own preferred lots.

Aero



Size = 30x20
Unfurnished = 73,833
Furnished = 79,905
2BR/1BA

Brownstone


Size = 20x30
Unfurnished = 63,271
Furnished = 78391
4BR/2BA

Ginger


Size = 30x30
Unfurnished = 22,727
Furnished = 27,312
2BR/1BA
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#3 Old 31st Jan 2010 at 10:57 AM Last edited by kiwi_tea : 2nd Feb 2010 at 11:15 AM.
I have gained permission from plasticbox to use this lot. Each of the plasticbox lots' titles link to the original upload. Please note the originals are all base game compatible and have no CC at all.

Wee Barnoid #04

Size = 16x18
Unfurnished = 34,304
Furnished = 38,194
3BR/1BA

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I have gained permission from plasticbox to use this lot.

Wee Barnoid #08

Size = 18x16
Unfurnished = 17,593
Furnished = 22,188
3BR/1BA

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I have gained permission from plasticbox to use this lot.

Wee Barnoid #09

Size = 18x16
Unfurnished = 14,636
Furnished = 17,558
2BR/1BA

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I have gained permission from plasticbox to use this lot.

Wee Barnoid #11

Size = 18x16
Unfurnished = 26,979
Furnished = 28,410
1BR/1BA

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I have permission from plasticbox to use this lot.

Wee Barnoid #12

Size = 18x16
Unfurnished = 17,578
Furnished = 22,156
3BR/1BA

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#8 Old 31st Jan 2010 at 11:42 AM Last edited by kiwi_tea : 31st Jan 2010 at 7:45 PM.
I have gained permission from plasticbox to use this lot.

Wee Barnoid #15

Size = 18x16
Unfurnished = 33,323
Furnished = 36,028
2BR/1BA

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I gained persmission from plasticbox to use this lot.

Wee Barnoid #16

Size = 16x18
Unfurnished = 33,644
Furnished = 37,509
2BR/1BA

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I have permission from plasticbox to use this lot.

Wee Barnoid #17

Size = 16x18
Unfurnished = 26,160
Furnished = 29,660
2BR/1BA

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I have permission from plasticbox to use this lot.

Wee Barnoid #19

Size = 16x18
Unfurnished = 33,930
Furnished = 30,935
1BR/1BA



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I have permission to use this lot from plasticbox.

Wee Barnoid #21

Size = 18x16
Unfurnished = 12,930
Furnished = 17,724
2BR/1BA

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I have permission to use this lot from plasticbox.

Wee Barnoid #22

Size = 16x18
Unfurnished = 14,935
Furnished = 17,757
1BR/1BA

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I gained permission from plasticbox to use this lot.

Wee Barnoid #23

Size = 16x18
Unfurnished = 26,519
Furnished = 36,836
1BR/1BA

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I have permission from plasticbox to use this lot.

Wee Barnoid #24

Size = 20x30
Unfurnished = 13,777
Furnished = 17,366
1BR/1BA

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Maywood House

Size = 20x30
Unfurnished = 74,899
Furnished = 128,257
3BR/4BA

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#17 Old 31st Jan 2010 at 12:32 PM Last edited by kiwi_tea : 31st Jan 2010 at 12:42 PM.
Mau Fale

A very large fale with lots of room to build and expand. In the populated savegame Mau Fale houses the ever-growing Mau family. Very close to fresh water fishing and the science rabbit hole.

Size = 40x40
Unfurnished = 53,443
Furnished = 62,815
2BR/2BA



Because this is the first of several fales, here is an example of a real (touristy) Pacific Island fale:

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Large Pasimfic Fale

Large because it is much larger than typical fale, it comfortably houses a family of five.

Size = 40x40
Unfurnished = 26,879
Furnished = 21,243
2BR/1BA

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Medium Pasimfic Fale

A medium-sized fale that comfortably houses a family of five.

Size = 30x30
Unfurnished = 26,700
Furnished = 32,631
2BR/1BA



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Small Pasimfic Fale

A comfy, single-sim fale. Three rooms in total.

Size = 16x18
Unfurnished = 13,451
Furnished = 15,312
1BR/1BA
Instances = 3 (two on 20x30 lots)

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Bung Fale

A mismatched but cute single-sim fale made out of traditional materials and old pieces of ships.

Size = 16x18
Unfurnished = 11,846
Furnished = 13,896
1BR/1BA
Instances = 3

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Royal Tapuwhai Palace

Modelled to some degree on the Tongan royal palace, this is the largest residential lot on the island, with cellars for nectar. The lawns are extensive, and provide great night-sky viewing.

Royal Palace of Tonga

Size = 64x64
Unfurnished = 412,389
Furnished = 459,154
4BR/1BA


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#23 Old 31st Jan 2010 at 1:25 PM Last edited by kiwi_tea : 31st Jan 2010 at 1:58 PM.
Niua Simoa Donation Library

Libraries aren't common in the Pasimfic, but foreign aid keeps this small community/cultural centre chugging along. It houses bookshelves and some old computers.

Lot Type = Library
Size = 20x20



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Tapuwhai Cultural Centre

The Palefau family, in their conservative zealotry, converted a family plot into a cultural centre, to display some Pasimfic Island treasures.

Lot Type = Art Gallery
Size = 18x16



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Power Gym

A gym with a kitchen and bathrooms. Has several of each machine, as well as a TV and stereo for work outs. It also has some martial arts equipment, but sims probably won't use this autonomously unless the lot type is set to 'Dojo'. The block breaker is available here only in the world file. In the save game you will have to find it on a hidden flavour lot.

Lot Type = Gym
Size = 30x30

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