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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
#401 Old 13th Feb 2012 at 10:05 PM
I'm fairly sure I've downloaded and installed correctly, at least I've read the instructions repeatedly, however the population doesn't appear, any idea how to fix that?

Absolutely brilliant world, beautiful landscape, love the architecture!
Test Subject
#402 Old 17th Feb 2012 at 10:05 PM
I'm getting the same messages Kattster got.
Test Subject
#403 Old 17th Feb 2012 at 10:10 PM
Nevermind, found the answer. Thanks Lollingsims3!
Test Subject
#404 Old 24th Mar 2012 at 7:09 PM
Part 3 is corrupted
Lab Assistant
#405 Old 8th May 2012 at 7:04 PM
...and Part 2 as well. It opens up the "Forbidden" window...
I would really love to play with your world.
For the ones who have trouble with extracting files: Look up in your help of your program for the multi part files. Maybe you find a way to solve your problems there.
retired moderator THANKS POST
Original Poster
#406 Old 11th Jul 2012 at 5:30 AM
Kattster et al. - You need to remove the randomly generated numbers from each file's name, then extract them in the same folder.

Gincgo & Anirosse - Sorry guys, this is an issue with downloading large files from MTS sometimes. They seem to corrupt occasionally. I find re-downloading the affected part solves this.
Test Subject
#407 Old 13th Jul 2012 at 1:24 PM
This is the very first world I ever download when I started playing the sims 3, it's very nice ^^
Test Subject
#408 Old 26th Jul 2012 at 8:43 PM
Hello! This is a beautiful world, especially coral details. It is little too big for my taste. It would be awesome if someone would create a world very similar to this, but little bit smaller. I tried, but don't have time to tinker in caw.
Test Subject
#409 Old 15th Aug 2012 at 12:59 AM
This world is simply beautiful, thank you for making it!! <3
Test Subject
#410 Old 16th Aug 2012 at 1:20 PM Last edited by biancoest77 : 16th Aug 2012 at 1:56 PM.
excellent work - very lovely and exciting neighborhood. i took time to go through all the comments and was wise enough to rename all .rar files before unpacking and then remove all spaces & unnecessary characters from the folder title before placing it in saves. and it worked like magic! gonna have loads of fun getting to know the citizens & the possibilities all over the town. i'm eternally grateful this neighborhood is free and base game compatible. thanks! xx
Test Subject
#411 Old 25th Aug 2012 at 12:01 AM
I found a weird problem: I created new lots (from the builtin edit mode in Sims3) and I cannot turn them into residential lots. I can only play this world with the premade residential lots.

I'm using basegame+ambitions if it matters. I'm using the Mac version fully updated.
Mad Poster
#412 Old 11th Sep 2012 at 12:42 AM
Downloaded and installed without a hitch, and it looks excruciatingly gorgeous in the pics; hope I like it as well in-game.
Field Researcher
#413 Old 23rd Sep 2012 at 4:47 PM
im patched up to supernatural (i think) with basegame/WA/Amb and late night only.
and i only grabbed the world, not the savegame.
installed with no hitches, and im peering at the houses right now
Thanks for puting so much work into this place

(and no, i didnt fancy the WA version lol, i like a nice simple island and this version is just perfect for that )
Top Secret Researcher
#414 Old 27th Sep 2012 at 11:38 AM
You did a fantastic job on this. I love the subdivisions. Can't wait to play this world. Thank you.
Lab Assistant
#415 Old 10th Dec 2012 at 3:40 PM
This looks great!

Unfortunately, the link to the populated save game part 2 file is broken. It just takes me to a page that says "Forbidden."
Test Subject
#416 Old 18th Apr 2013 at 7:46 PM
I was SO sure this was never going to work on my poor laptop and basegame and all but it DOES and it's AWESOME especially since it doesn't require a million expansion packs but also because it's so beautiful and such a much-needed break from the tulips and red bricks of the default neighbourhoods. Thank you.
Test Subject
#417 Old 18th Jun 2013 at 9:11 PM
Originally Posted by palabravampiress
Unfortunately, the link to the populated save game part 2 file is broken. It just takes me to a page that says "Forbidden."

I'm getting the same error.
Test Subject
#418 Old 20th Jun 2013 at 1:40 AM
I'm unable to install anything -or even extract them into the folder. Every time I try, it just comes up with the message "You need to have the following volume to continue extraction: 1050256_kiwitea_NiuaSimoa_basegame.part (then it will have either the previous or next file number). rar Insert a disk with this volume and press "OK" to try again or press "Cancel" to break extraction."
Any help? Because no matter in what order I try and extract them in, it always comes up with the same message.
Test Subject
#419 Old 12th Jul 2013 at 8:13 PM
I downloaded it a day or two ago, and it extracted and is playing wonderfully for me. I downloaded the world and the saved game.
I think the problem people may be having (from 2 months ago, but oh well, I'm late to the party) is that they are not removing the string of numbers before the "kiwitea_NiuaSimoa_basegame.part". Before extracting, you have to rename the file to match the name of it on the download page here

Anyway, so far I'm enjoying it and I'm so glad I found it because I couldn't find an island world that I liked, until this one and since I have a Mac I couldn't create one of my own. This is perfect. Thanks again.
Forum Resident
#420 Old 23rd Sep 2013 at 8:13 PM
Anyone having extraction issues, simply rename all files to "1.PartX"

Replace "X" with 1,2,3,4 depending on part.
Lab Assistant
#421 Old 30th Jan 2014 at 1:14 AM
Amazingly Made! You Rocked this world and i use it lots.
#422 Old 21st Feb 2014 at 2:44 PM
thank a lot ^ ^
Test Subject
#423 Old 13th Apr 2014 at 4:32 PM
This is such a lovely world! i can't wait to use it!!!!!
Test Subject
#424 Old 4th May 2014 at 9:42 PM
Could I use one of your houses in my island? I will give you credit.
#425 Old 15th May 2014 at 2:16 PM
Excellent neighborhood, original creativity and a lot of fun to play around with this neighborhood. Great job and if you're able to, please make more island worlds!
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