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The Kingdom of Niua Simoa - World and Population (base game compatible)

by kiwi_tea Posted 28th Jan 2010 at 12:30 PM - Updated 5th Feb 2010 at 10:25 PM by kiwi_tea
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

(EDIT: If you have World Adventures there is now an extended version of this world here: Niua Simoa for WA)

Full World.
Optional save game including a population.
No CC, no store content.
Does not require Riverview.
Does require patch 1.8 or later.


Niua Simoa is a volcanic island, with one extinct volcano (Mount Totara), and one active (Mount Nikau). The island emerged out of the sea at some point less than 20,000 years ago, so it's quite a young landmass. Evenso, a rich coral reef has formed around the island since it emerged, and sand bars have built up atop that 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. The main township is small, and there are very few large houses.

This island is a kingdom. Specifically, it is a constitutional monarchy, with the family Tapuwhai as heads of state. There is a Parliament, but its powers are tightly reigned by the royals. Public infrastructure is very poor, there is no art gallery or public pool, however foreign aid and private investment has ensured science, crime and other elements are represented in the economy. A major 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.

There is a farming community on the plains between Mount Nikau and the Pancake Rocks. Here green-thumbed sims can stock up on fruits, veggies and seeds. Please note that if you want a death plant, you will need to find a seed for it. It does not grow on the island. Quite a few veggies are on hidden flavour lots. (Hidden Tombs are available as a functional lot type in Create A World with and without the World Adventures expansion pack).

Populated Savegame - Minimal CC.

For players who want to enjoy the characters who have shaped the island's development, such as the royal Tapuwhai family, I've included a savegame with all of them. Each family is briefly profiled in the comments, so check them out and consider trialing them. Hopefully they're at least better than Maxis-generated townies. More importantly, the extensive lore I've built around them gives a great sense of meaning and history to the island. All sims have flavour text, and so do all families. Their family trees are revealing, and there are ghosts in the cemetery (and elsewhere). Drop your own sims in the midst of another culture, and transform it from there as you see fit!
Population uses the following optional CC:
- Papercat's Freckle Face.
- Papercat's Lip Lines.
- Awesome Mod sliders from MATY.

The default eyes/skins I have used in the pics are:
- HP's Subtle Glance Eye Replacements
- HP's "Custard" Anti-Puddingface Texture Replacer.
- HP's Increased Texture Detail & Shine - TS3 Skin Replacements (except where otherwise noted).
- TummyZa's reblended Aikea skin for male body and face. Like the body-hair. Pity 'bout those excessive abs.

For instructions on where to place the save game see the Installation tab.

World Stats

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. All the spawners are accessible, but players with WA have access to one of two additional rare spawners that are only reachable by zenoporting.

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 only 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 = 23
Residential Lots = 67

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 military lot in the save game. There is a gym available, several parks (see comments), a fishing hole, a library, and there are several hidden lots as well. Hidden lots, surprisingly, don't require WA.

Most of the housing is from plasticbox's Wee Barnoid series. All of these are linked to in the comments, you can see detailed floor plans at the links. Some of these have been adapted to the terrain, but the floor plans all remain the same. All original lots are profiled in the comments.

Known Issues:
- Medium to low graphics cards will not display underwater terrain, so you won't see the reefs.
- Two sims are missing a trait due to originally having WA traits.
- There is a typo in one of the ghosts' flavour texts, but you won't see this unless you resurrect him.
- Photos taken in Niua Simoa declared themselves taken in "**** Niua Simoa ****".
- There is some footpath distortion beside 1d Hospital Street that I missed. This is repaired in the upcoming WA version. It is a minor, visual glitch visible only when zoomed close in on that lot. Apologies.

Thanks To:
The whole MTS community, really. You've been a massive help to me in my first ever sims project (a massive one, at that). In particular, thanks to HP, Bakafox, JM Pescado, twallan, plasticbox, I'mSimalicious, tomvanroosmalen, Flabaliki, save_the_whales, Simmiller, NekoCat, Srikandi, cookniro and any others that I forget.

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

This is a multi-part download:

Downloading the World

- Download the four individual rar files entitled kiwitea_NiuaSimoa_basegame.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 kiwitea_NiuaSimoa_basegame.part1.rar. This will also extract the other related rar files and leave you with one working Simspack.

Downloading the Save Game

- Download the two rar files entitled kiwitea_NiuaSimoaPopulation.partX.rar to the same directory.

- Using a program such as WinRAR, extract the file kiwitea_NiuaSimoaPopulation.part1.rar. This will also extract the other related rar files and leave you with one Sims 3 save folder entitled Niua Simoa + Population.

- See the installation instructions for where to place this folder.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
kiwitea_NiuaSimoaPopulation.part2.rar | Populated Save Game Part 2

Size: 119.0 KB · Downloads: 31,307 · 28th Jan 2010
119.0 KB 31,307 28th Jan 2010
kiwitea_NiuaSimoaPopulation.part1.rar | Populated Save Game Part 1

Size: 10.00 MB · Downloads: 33,357 · 28th Jan 2010
10.00 MB 33,357 28th Jan 2010
kiwitea_NiuaSimoa_basegame.part4.rar | Niua Simoa - Part 4

Size: 9.24 MB · Downloads: 53,317 · 28th Jan 2010
9.24 MB 53,317 28th Jan 2010
kiwitea_NiuaSimoa_basegame.part3.rar | Niua Simoa - Part 3

Size: 10.00 MB · Downloads: 46,401 · 28th Jan 2010
10.00 MB 46,401 28th Jan 2010
kiwitea_NiuaSimoa_basegame.part2.rar | Niua Simoa - Part 2

Size: 10.00 MB · Downloads: 46,766 · 28th Jan 2010
10.00 MB 46,766 28th Jan 2010
kiwitea_NiuaSimoa_basegame.part1.rar | Niua Simoa - Part 1

Size: 10.00 MB · Downloads: 54,867 · 28th Jan 2010
10.00 MB 54,867 28th Jan 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.


Installing the World

- Once extracted, double click on the resulting simspack. The Sims3 launcher will install the world for you.

Installing the Save Game

- Move the extracted save folder to Documents>Electronics Arts>The Sims 3>Saves.

- The save game should appear among your other saves when you open The Sims 3.

Need more information?
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Test Subject
#351 Old 23rd May 2010 at 3:29 PM
the 4th base game one wont it okay if I just don't use that one?
Test Subject
#352 Old 23rd May 2010 at 3:32 PM
Okay nevermind, its working now
19th Jun 2010 at 9:16 PM
This message has been deleted by paintress07. Reason: problem became a non-problem. :)
Test Subject
#353 Old 20th Jun 2010 at 7:18 PM
How do you add the population for this world? I don't know where to put the population files.
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Original Poster
#354 Old 22nd Jun 2010 at 11:04 PM
The directory is in the Install Instructions tab on this page, wiistevenduda1.

CAW Wiki - A wiki for CAW users. Feel free to edit.

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Original Poster
#355 Old 23rd Jun 2010 at 12:40 PM
Argh! I totally forgot to provide the .world file! *facepalm* I'll set aside an unpopulated one for that purpose, the one I'm working on atm has families in it.

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Test Subject
#356 Old 26th Jun 2010 at 3:39 PM
This looks very awesome however I am unable to install it as when I download the files and remove the MTS stuff as requested and then using both win rar or 7zip it says the volume and file is corrupt.

I have the High-End Loft Stuff 1.0, World Adventures 2.6.1, Ambitions 1.0 and the base game at 1.12 or whatever the latest one. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
#357 Old 1st Jul 2010 at 3:27 AM
Where is the extended version of this world for WA? The link you provided just leads to an error page. The hell?
Test Subject
#358 Old 1st Jul 2010 at 6:36 AM
Originally Posted by Felix6
This looks very awesome however I am unable to install it as when I download the files and remove the MTS stuff as requested and then using both win rar or 7zip it says the volume and file is corrupt.

I have the High-End Loft Stuff 1.0, World Adventures 2.6.1, Ambitions 1.0 and the base game at 1.12 or whatever the latest one. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

Had the same problem, then I noticed the file names are slightly different by a few characters. This is most likely your problem. Just change and make all the file names identical (keep the .partX at the end of course) and then extract it. Worked like a charm for me.
Field Researcher
#359 Old 4th Jul 2010 at 7:34 PM
Hey, I'm having a bit of a problem. My unRARing/unzipping (7-Zip) program keeps telling me that some of the files are "broken". I'm actually just trying to reinstall the population save, since it's been glitching since Ambitions*, so I managed this before, but I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

I noticed on page 12 someone was a bitch about it, and someone else told them they weren't unRARing it properly...? I tried looking at the download page's instructions and didn't see anything, though. Sorry if I just missed it.

*If anyone wants to know, the side tabs of people's faces, to the left, where you can choose between different family members, weren't showing up. I'm pretty sure it's just Ambitions being a brat, though.
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Original Poster
#360 Old 6th Jul 2010 at 12:23 AM
@Le Carrera

Should link right to the WA version, otherwise look at my profile by clicking my name. You'll find a link there.


Thank you for being helpful!


Hmmm. That's very odd. I might have to retest this world with Ambitions. I think MTS's system for downloads is a bit shaky sometimes. I tested the files by redownloading and could get to unzip fine. Perhaps you need to try WinRAR? Sorry I can't be more help.

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Lab Assistant
#361 Old 7th Jul 2010 at 8:33 PM
Umm so, it took me like 3 months to figure this out and I got it. I love the whole place .
Lab Assistant
#362 Old 8th Jul 2010 at 11:21 PM
Hey, can I get some help? When unzipping, it tells me to 'insert new volume'? WTH do I do? LMAO.

Then the piper will lead us to reason
And a new day will dawn
For those who stand long
And the forests will
Echo with laughter
Lab Assistant
#363 Old 8th Jul 2010 at 11:28 PM
Nevermind, thanks Lollingsims3.

Then the piper will lead us to reason
And a new day will dawn
For those who stand long
And the forests will
Echo with laughter
Test Subject
#364 Old 17th Jul 2010 at 1:15 AM
Okay, so I just have a story for you Kiwi. I have been playing Simoa for a while, and I have never seen ghost of Tora Rotorima. Just now I spotted her by the graveyard, which I thought was strange because her gravestone is by the house. Anyways, she was heading towards one of the cliffs and she just floated off, and she was literally flying over the mountains.
I was so amazed because usually my ghost sims run down the hill, break into a npc car and drive around the neighborhood, but never fly in mid air! So I followed her to see where she was descending to, and she flew right through the Sevele residence (Sisana married Ama in my game) and then she landed on the ground at the end of one of the Fales.
So my question to you is did you make her special in anyway? Have you ever seen this happen? Anyways I LOVE playing your neighborhood. Thanks
Test Subject
#365 Old 9th Aug 2010 at 2:26 AM
I think you may have a thief on the exchange...
Test Subject
#366 Old 4th Oct 2010 at 4:29 PM
i have question - i downlaod this world, everythings work, but i can;t f.ex go to shop, i have;t any cook/logic/etc books in bookshop, i can't go to the cinema. what's wrong?
Test Subject
#367 Old 5th Oct 2010 at 6:05 AM
i cant download part 4.rar please help!!!!
Test Subject
#368 Old 14th Oct 2010 at 4:49 PM
weird. Downloaded the world and can not open it, Keeps giving an error.. Bummed out wanted to try it out
Test Subject
#369 Old 15th Oct 2010 at 2:51 AM
I'm getting a 503 error for part 4 of the base game. ):
Lab Assistant
#370 Old 17th Oct 2010 at 5:34 PM
Thank you so much for sharing this awesome neighbourhood with us! I love the layout and look of it, and the families are great fun. You really have put a lot of work into this - thanks again
Test Subject
#371 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 1:41 AM
Test Subject
#372 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 1:45 AM
sorry, my bro posted that. :O. otherwise, great neighborhood. Perfect layout for my simmies.
Test Subject
#373 Old 11th Nov 2010 at 4:31 AM
can you post the .world file? i would like to un-unroutable some sections in CAW
Test Subject
#374 Old 19th Nov 2010 at 12:37 PM
I've been playing on the world for a while and I have a question...
Is there like a default for the clothes? Because whenever someone ages up, majority wear farmer clothes.
Are the farmer clothes a default from the villagers? How can I get the system to randomly choose normal clothes again?

Nice job by the way...
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