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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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Lab Assistant
#376 Old 20th Nov 2010 at 11:04 AM
Test Subject
#377 Old 20th Nov 2010 at 1:05 PM
Hi, thank you for this great world!

For those who having problems to unzip:
I had this problem, too. It was because the 4 .part files had different names. There where numbers where the xxxxx are: MTS_kiwi_tea_xxxxx_kiwitea_NiuaSimoa_basegame.part1 - .part4
Those are different for any reason, just klick right and rename the parts (delete the numbers). This worked for me.
Test Subject
#378 Old 2nd Dec 2010 at 11:41 PM
can you post the .world file? [2]
Test Subject
#379 Old 10th Dec 2010 at 4:30 PM
just downloaded world and savegame, and the world looks beautiful!!
somehow the savegame doesn't show up, any idea why? i'm still new at all this, so... i'm playing with base game, patch 1.17. would be great if someone could help me, because i'd so love to play the world...
Test Subject
#380 Old 9th Jan 2011 at 8:58 PM
Default same problem. cant install.
Originally Posted by kiwi_tea
Please let me know if everyone is having lion's problem. It shouldn't be the case, because I installed it onto a fresh load of TS3 base game patched up to 1.8 without any trouble, but if it is, I'll try updating the files.

i am having a huge problem with it also. i dont know what to do about it, ive tried everything and its so irritating because nothing works. please help, i would LOVE to use this world. thanks =]
Test Subject
#381 Old 10th Jan 2011 at 11:41 PM
This is mean as bro.
Test Subject
#382 Old 14th Jan 2011 at 8:21 AM
Thank you. You have put so much effort into this, it's amazing. Thanks, again.
Mad Poster
#383 Old 5th Feb 2011 at 6:25 PM
This is so pretty, I just hope it works well in my game (:
Test Subject
#384 Old 14th Apr 2011 at 3:10 AM
I just started playing this world, and I love it! The political economy of Niua Simoa is perfect -- thanks for making this!
Test Subject
#385 Old 10th Jul 2011 at 6:47 PM
I love this world, thanks so much.
Test Subject
#386 Old 26th Jul 2011 at 11:48 PM
This Is Friggin Awesome!!!!
Test Subject
#387 Old 8th Sep 2011 at 1:14 AM
Thankyou so much! This is exactly what I was looking for A lovely discovery at the end of a bad day for me :') Thanks for spending time on this and then sharing it with us
Test Subject
#388 Old 10th Sep 2011 at 4:07 PM
I'm coming back to this world after discovering Twallan's traveler mod but I cannot download the second half of the population file.
Lab Assistant
#389 Old 27th Oct 2011 at 2:45 AM
Love this world! Thank you so much!
#390 Old 18th Nov 2011 at 5:38 PM
I loaded the world and tried to load the population, but my computer told me that it didn't know what a NHD file is. What gives?
Test Subject
#391 Old 30th Nov 2011 at 1:58 AM Last edited by Icypoke : 30th Nov 2011 at 2:08 AM.
I clicked on part 2 of the population download and it brought up a message "403 forbidden". :/ ?? So i can't download the second part. If I skip downloading the population files will I just have an empty world? Maybe i can just fill it up myself by creating families to fill it in. Is that possible?
The Camera Eye
retired moderator
#392 Old 30th Nov 2011 at 6:22 PM
Icypoke, clear your browser caches and try again- all files are working for me, so I guess it was a glitch.
Test Subject
#393 Old 1st Dec 2011 at 2:25 AM
simsample, thanks for your suggestion. ok so i tried doing what you said and at first it didn't work. But then after waiting for the rest of the files to download, i tried clicking on the link once more and bam it worked. I guess since i was downloading all of the other files at once, i had to wait for them to load first before adding more to my downloading list. Whatever it may be, I'm just glad i tried again! Thank you. :D
What just happend?
retired moderator
#394 Old 30th Dec 2011 at 12:01 PM
I thought you might like to know that I have just played this for 2hrs without a hitch and I have patch 1.29!
Thank you for a great download!

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Test Subject
#395 Old 31st Dec 2011 at 11:17 PM
This world looks phenomenal, but sadly it isn't working for me. As a Mac user, I use Keka to extract files, and it has always worked with all kinds of mods. I followed the instructions for downloading this world, but whenever I try to extract, an error message pops up. Any idea how to fix this?
Test Subject
#396 Old 4th Jan 2012 at 10:06 PM
thank you so much! i've been looking for an island town without required CC for ages, and this on looks like it's really high quality. Thanks again!
Test Subject
#397 Old 10th Jan 2012 at 12:23 PM
Absolutely stunning Neighbourhood; I love it! Thanks so much for creating it! <3
Test Subject
#398 Old 25th Jan 2012 at 1:34 AM
I'm having an issue extracting the files. Whenever I extract them to a folder, it just says the folder is empty. I've had the same result on another world (and only on other worlds). Any suggestions to the problem? Because I really love the world you've made.
The Camera Eye
retired moderator
#399 Old 25th Jan 2012 at 2:27 AM
vegitariandino, clear your browser caches and redownload. Also be sure to follow the instructions on the Download tab.
Test Subject
#400 Old 2nd Feb 2012 at 2:07 AM
I would love to have this world, but when I do the first part (extracting all the files to one folder) it tells me I need the next volume and to insert a disc. When I press okay it just comes up with the same message. It errors if I click cancel, but goes away after a few times. It refuses to extract them. :'(
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