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Resources for's various Fixes [update 2013.12.01]

by ellacharmed Posted 5th Oct 2013 at 9:28 AM - Updated 21st Dec 2013 at 6:02 PM by ellacharmed : fixes as reported by Trickai
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What is this?
Game Help:World Routing Lagswiki

If you have never read that wiki article before, I suggest to read it first and then come back to this Download. Everything is explained there because I had to repeat the Instructions for many worlds.

Isla Paradiso is another world that has not been exempted from routing errors. For a full accounting of all the routing holes that have been corrected, please take a look at the Dotted map. The wiki version (expand the "Map Gallery of Fixed Worlds" section) would be in a higher resolution.

What has been done?
  • 3_Manzano_8f300527e43d7f0 : Adobe Abode, 11 Ocean View Road
    • The Lone Artist Household. Front door set.
  • 6_Alto_8f3005284fc98b0 : Luxury Villa, 1 Alto Road
    • Alto Household. Front door set to the main double doors facing the street. Set front of Lot. Platform on the right: I applied the pool wall paint to the platform facing the pool and the path leading up to the front door. I left the right side facing the driveway alone, as it has been painted with "Fully Framed Wall with Rivets" which I thought fitting for a driveway.
  • 5_Ichtaca_8f30051b70f18d0 : Castillo de Ichtaca, 1 Camino del Ray
    • Ichtaca Household. Fix 1. If you have Pets EP, small stray pets tend to spawn at the side of the lot (see image). I have painted all of that area of the lot with non-routing paint.
    • Fix 2. In order to be able to set the main door accessible to visitors, the vestibule area is enlarged. I've added archways to use as a visual indicator for this world as there are no disconnected Road Intersections for me to correct. The changes on the main floor is propagated to upper levels of the Lot, to ensure there are no gaps in the roofing, especially if you have Seasons.
  • 8_Hamada_8f3005343eb3f60 : The Spanish Queen, 7 Sea Spray Lane
    • Hamada Household. Set front of Lot. Front door already set is confirmed. Other then setting the front of the Lot, I didn't change anything else, as my play testing show the household moving about, while controlling another Household, and Overwatch's Stuck Check does not get triggered by this household much. But, then again I only let the game run for two Simweeks in each of my testing phases.
  • 13_Collins_8f300533282ebe0 : Colonial Casa, 76 Civic Center
    • Collins Household. Front door set.
  • 15_Alvarez_8f30051ae995e50 : The Modern Hideaway, Dry Land, Kraken Island
    • The Siren Household. Front door set on double door.
  • 18_Vidal_8f300533282ec00 : The Painted Lady, 74 Civic Center
    • Vidal Household. Front door set.
  • 25_HashiniGoldMat_8f30052bf12f680 : Holiday House - 25 Riviera Road
    • Babes on the Beach Household. Front door set. Deck to Front door expanded. Double-wide staircases moved to the right because somehow the Paper Boy refused go up the stairs to deliver the paper if the stairs were unchanged, and instead dropped the paper at the bottom of the hill to the right of the front door deck.
  • 52_StoryProgression_8f30052d7b71a60 : Modern Marvel, 10 Modern Mile
    • Unoccupied. Front door set. Front of Lot set. Front of Lot leveled with road and terrain's rough pointy edges smoothen a tad. Lot was also "Conformed Edges" in CAW since the terrain was touched.
  • 54_StoryProgression_8f30051ae9960f0 : Personal Paradise, 9 Sea Spray Lane
    • Unoccupied. Front door set.
  • 63_SpaBistro_8f3005353628570 : Spa/Bistro Rabbithole, 10 Sunshine Street
    • Rabbithole. Trees and objects were most likely placed with MoveObjects On cheat, I just moved them to be visible at ground level instead of underground. Small pets tend to get stuck at the edge of the Lot near the cliff falloff; area has been painted with non-routing.
  • 105_Starter_3a7a00554bd6f550 : Floating Fortress, docked at Pleasing Port
    • Unoccupied. Bathtub in the left bathroom was inaccessible. Bathroom rearranged to accommodate the Bathtub being turned around the correct way.
  • 111_Port_8f300536f64ea00 : Port Pleasant, Surf Island
    • Unoccupied. A boulder and bush was moved to accommodate Sims going into the water without having to make one big round to reach the beach via the street.
  • There are no disconnected roads in IslaParadiso (that I can find). If I missed it, do let me know with an image
  • Some of the Lot terrain had been smoothed as they appear to be too pointy and unnatural - there are no straight lines in nature. This jaggy pointy bits seem to trap small strays.
  • I'll have images of each Lot here on my blog - mainly as a reminder to myself as I recall visuals easier than text, but also because there's a limited number of images we can have inline.
  • I forgot if I set the front of Lot for each of those edited Lots just to ensure they are set properly, but the ones I remembered doing so has been mentioned. If there's any that I missed, let me know, please.

Before you begin
  1. Make a Backup! Game Help:TS3 Back Upswiki
    • Store this backup away from the user Documents path - like an external USB stick, external HDD, sync it to your cloud, give it to your friend to store. Anything that is outside of the computer system, in case you need it back and you messed up the one in <world path> so bad there's no recovery possible!
  2. Prepare the Porter! Porterize your favorite Households before you do the steps below.
    • Reminder that I don't guarantee that the transplanting procedure would be successful in a fixed world. So if you run legacy games you might want to test this in a different AGS profile

  • Island Paradise EP
  • game patched to 1.57
  • s3pe
  • 7-zip (or any Archive tool that can process .7z files)
  • Twallan's Porter @NRaas
Links to any 3rd-party tools, and further information provided in Game_Help:World_Routing_Lags/Howwiki, under "Tools needed to Import Resources".

How to install?
Please be sure to read and follow the instructions under "Edit in S3PE" in full in Game Help:World Routing Lagswiki
The rest of the info is the same, pretty standard - backup, read and follow instructions to the letter, provide feedback, etc etc. All is in the wiki - READ it!

Download the .7z file(s) and extract all the contents into a temporary folder onto your Desktop, then import all the Resources in S3PE by selecting all files (Ctrl+A).
For this world, the changes done to the Lots may be subjective and not to everyone's liking. So, I have packaged them in separate folders and you can pick and choose which Lot you want to import. I would strongly suggest you import one Lot at a time (in separate files) and then load the game after each Lot is imported. To check that you like the changes done. If you make the proper backups, you'll be fine; just always ensure there's only one file in the World path at all times.

If you like the look of all the changes done as explained above, then by all means import all Lots at one go. Just note that once imported, it cannot be undone. You need to use a fresh and untouched .world file if you need to start over.

Resources modified:
  • containing 2 files.
    1. 0x05CD4BB3 UNKN World Routing
    2. 0x05DA8AF6 UNKN World boundaries
  • containing 13 14 folders each having 69-81 files respectively for the Lot data that pertains to the Lots mentioned.

How to remove or restore the file before updating?
  • Up to the time this download was published, EA has yet to update any of the worlds released, but one can never say never with EA. So, this is here just as a precaution. In the event that a miracle happened and a patch has updated and fixed a world, you need to rollback/undo these changes and restore the original world file, otherwise you may get an "INVALID FILE FOUND" error during patching.
  • Go to this path
    \Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 Island Paradise\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds
    • If you don't have the DVD version, please visit the Game_Help:World_Routing_Lags/Wherewiki wiki page for the path to other distribution System and/or Operating System, e.g. Origin, Steam, OSX
  • Delete the *.world file. Or if you want to reuse it after patching, rename it with a ".fixed" extension, so the filename becomes "". But don't use my fixes until I can confirm if it is save to do so. My fixes could have been made redundant by the update, or may conflict with something or other.
  • Rename the "*.orig" copy by removing the .orig extension (or from whatever you have renamed it to).
  • Delete caches before starting game. Game Help:Sims 3 Delete Cache Fileswiki

Q: Will this show up in my existing Saves based on IslaParadiso?
A: Sorry, no. You would need to start a totally New Game and then select the World (with the fixes imported). EA changed something in patch 1.42 onwards that disables this ability. Any changes to the .world file are only available in New Games. The workaround to this is to use Porter to "transplant" your favorite Households if you want to continue their storylines.

As always, feedback is welcomed.
Please report any other areas that you get stuck Sims at that I might have missed. Unless it is on a Lot, which is not within the scope of these fixes.

Notes & Changelog:
As and when I get reports of any issues, or new spots, or patch changes (if any).
  • Dec 1, 2013 update:
    • Issue with Alto, Dregg, ResortModern & ResortSpanish as reported by Trickai on post#28 of the thread.
    • gaps from various EIG actions made Lot tears at SpaBistro & Rodel grow, and fixes now includes world terrain and roads, due to the Conform Lot steps.
  • Nov 21, 2013 update:
    • Issue with Medina lot's pool as reported by @bigfeef in post#4
  • 10/5/2013 published.

Additional Credits:
- S3PE developers
- community members who contributed to the research both here on MTS and on my blog, namely fullsheet, babele44, bigfeef, and the folks forum; especially those who included images have my most heartfelt thanks.
- crinrict and her ever helpful Bug thread
Tags: #fixed, #routing, #lags

Type: Fixed

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Sims 3 Island Paradise
Built with Game Version: 1.57
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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#26 Old 22nd Oct 2013 at 11:29 AM
Ok, first I've downloaded your fixes, I've added everything from this thread to the fresh (original) version of Isla Paradiso (and only those fixes), all files from routing and all files from all mansions. Then I've cleared caches, turned on the game, and started a new game in IP. When I've tried to choose the family, the "V" button turned grey, I could move camera, press options button, but I couldn't enter any family. That is why I've written "refused to work", cause I could only edit town, that's all. Then I've started all over again, I've taken fresh world file, and added only routing fixes, no mansions at all, the game works fine. So I only wanted you to know, that routing part works excelent, but my game reacted badly on lot's changes.
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#27 Old 22nd Oct 2013 at 2:59 PM Last edited by ellacharmed : 22nd Oct 2013 at 3:49 PM. Reason: found thread link
@anie, can you do another quick test for me? Restore the original world and load to see if the stuck gray button is there? In the meantime, I'll go search for this to see if there's a known fix; I remember reading it in the Bug Thread @official forum or somewhere.

[eta]Let me know if the following suggestion works for you - in both the original (if it happens there, too) and the fixed world.
Edit Town/Pick household

- Can't pick household, checkmark is grey (melynir, MelissaSh, magiccookie, trekkie78, cyrynpen)
--> Try deleting tmp files in DCCache and starting game bypassing the launcher
--> Try factory reset on first page.
source: Island Paradise Bug Thread (under Other Issues)
Note that the "factory reset" is the 3-step Game Problem FAQ in simswiki and does not mean a factory reset of your system.
#28 Old 23rd Oct 2013 at 5:08 PM
OK, so on original world file, everything is fine. On the file with only routing fixes, everything is fine. The problem is only when I was adding fixes for the mansions.
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#29 Old 24th Oct 2013 at 6:25 PM
How about the suggestions with the tmp files and new User folder? Doesn't help?

Do you have Tester access to my World Testing folder? If not PM me your email and I'll send you a link. You can try with the .world I used when I test the fixes before uploading here.
It'll take me a while to redownload and reimport to confirm if there's any differences with the files here than the one I have in-game, since I'm taking off for a weekend away in a couple hours.

Or wait for the .world version. Which I don't have an ETA as yet on when I'll be able to work on the upload thread. Between the patching and updating wiki and working on LTR mod, I'm running behind on my Sims-related-TODOs before the weekend.
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 25th Oct 2013 at 10:26 PM
I tried the custom fix method (this).. sadly, I still lag.. it's horrible, At least Oasis Landing doesn't seem to lag, so hopefully I can just get on with ITR.. even though I really wanted to play Island Paradise ... oh well..

Guess it's time to go back to Moonlight Falls and try out being a crazy scientist...
Test Subject
#31 Old 31st Oct 2013 at 3:51 PM
I don't run in Isla Paradiso very much, but thank you for what must have been an enormous amount of work. Its creators and devs like you that make playing games like this SOOOOO much more enjoyable.
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#32 Old 31st Oct 2013 at 5:53 PM
still the same in new user folder, then? I didn't get a PM asking for Test access, so I suppose you're waiting on the .world version. I'm gonna get to that soon.

in a brand new (fixed) Isla Paradiso game? Or after how long of gameplay?

thanks. Encouragements are always nice to hear.
Test Subject
#33 Old 3rd Nov 2013 at 6:18 AM
@ellacharmed Can I post Isla Paradiso (fixed) on another forum? I am asking this because I need your permission first.
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#34 Old 5th Nov 2013 at 7:21 AM
Hi cat2006house.
If you mean post the link to this thread, by all means! Any free advertising is welcomed.

However, if you meant to download and reupload the 7z files there, I'd rather you don't. If ever I need to update this, I would rather not have outdated versions floating around the Interwebz somewhere, as it would then be difficult to support users' issues with it. Hope you understand.
Test Subject
#35 Old 5th Nov 2013 at 11:02 AM
I will only post the fixed .world file I promised. I won't reupload the resources of routing fixes
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#36 Old 5th Nov 2013 at 11:25 AM
Same reason...

The fixed .world version is in the queue - awaiting approval, currently - you'll be able to post the link to it once it's approved.
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5th Nov 2013 at 11:37 AM
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#37 Old 15th Nov 2013 at 11:47 PM
Do you think you could make one for University Town? It's probably the worst when it comes to routing issues and slow downs, which is a shame because I really like the improvements they made to The Sims 2's university system.

Thanks for your work on the other towns! It's really helped make the gameplay experience more enjoyable.
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#38 Old 19th Nov 2013 at 7:56 AM
@AlanOwen, Sims does not have a lot of routing holes, so I don't think bad routing is the main cause. If you'd like to post on my blog where the issues occur in your game, for the majority of the time, I'd get to it faster. Since I no longer play, I don't have any idea where the issues are if no one reports it to me.

If you guys haven't been following the developments in the fixed, there's some changes upcoming for this world's fixes...on the Medina Lot.
While play-testing, I chose Doug Rodel's Household for the first time and noticed this lot tear (see image). Does anyone have any issues moving back and forth on the threshold of this Lot? The mail delivery kid and the University mascot came on over and move off-Lot without any complaints, however.
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#39 Old 21st Nov 2013 at 5:31 AM
Medina lot's fixes have been uploaded. Please redownload.
Many thanks to bigfeef for bringing it to my attention.

Still awaiting Rodel's Lot reports...
Test Subject
#40 Old 22nd Nov 2013 at 11:56 PM
Wow this works like a dream. I did this with S3PE before I noticed you'd also uploaded the fixed .world file, looking over the directions with S3PE can be pretty daunting at first but I'd used it a little before, just following the instructions it's much easier than it sounds. I really enjoy Isla Paradiso and the IP features but after a while the lag just got too unbearable, particularly if I was in a larger house, but after importing these fixes I think IP is running better than any other EA world I have installed now. Thanks a lot!
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#41 Old 1st Dec 2013 at 3:12 PM
Thanks to @trickai as reported in thread, more issues were identified.
Fixes now lumped into one 7z file, made possible by the new site changes. Downside is you guys cannot now pick and choose what Lot you want changed, you're stuck with my edits.
Test Subject
#42 Old 18th Jun 2014 at 9:06 AM
Thanks so much! The lag has gone down so much... and it doesn't crash all the time anymore. Thanks again
Field Researcher
#43 Old 27th Jul 2014 at 5:07 AM
Awesome work!
Test Subject
#44 Old 7th Aug 2014 at 1:52 PM
I would really love to use this but I do not have this Path in my Electronic Arts Folder. So I am lost as to where it goes. Full path: \Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 Island Paradise\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds In my Electronic Arts folder I only have these options.... Collections, ContentPatch, CurrentGame.sims3, Custom Music, DC Backup, DCCache, Downloads, Exports, FeaturedItems, InstalledWorlds, Library, Mods, Recorded Videos, SavedOutfits, Saves, Screenshots, Thumbnails, WorldCaches. So where are you extracting the files to because I don't have this path: \Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 Island Paradise\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds
Test Subject
#45 Old 7th Aug 2014 at 2:32 PM
Default C: Drive
Full path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 Island Paradise\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds Had a programmer figure this out the C: path is missing. Thanks can't wait to try this!!
Field Researcher
#46 Old 18th Nov 2015 at 5:24 AM
I might just being lazy today, but I need to know. Does this mod actually stop the super Lag that Island Paradiso has?
Test Subject
#47 Old 6th May 2018 at 6:12 PM Last edited by scurvywench : 6th May 2018 at 9:51 PM.
Hellooo from the future of 2018, is anyone still here? >.> I still want to play Sims 3 and I know I can't play without ellacharmed's world routing fixes! Just the prep to load all of the content and bug prevention has taken me several days so far! Anyway! I just wanted to point out that the file for Isla Paradiso, when extracted, doesn't create a .world file. It creates a long list of .bnry files with some .references files all dated 11/28/13. Do we have the wrong zip file uploaded, atm? Thanks for dusting off the cobwebs in the comments section here!

Edit to note I solved my problem by realizing I downloaded the Resources file and not the actual downloads for the world fix. All good!
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