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Builder's Island

by armiel Posted 29th May 2010 at 3:59 PM - Updated 28th Jan 2012 at 2:58 PM by armiel : added version for lower patches
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Hi everyone!

I have been wanting to make this kinda world for some time now, and I finally managed to kick myself to do it.



!!!READ THROUGH BEFORE DOWNLOADING!!!

I like to build, and I like to have easy and fast access on building when I feel like it.
Builder's Island has 13 residential lots, some of them are the most common sizes, and some are smaller than Sims 3 base game provides. I add those with future builders in mind, now that people are getting used to CAW, we are getting many nice worlds to play in.

I could have made just a flat world with the lots, and maybe roads, but I thought that would be really boring. So this little island has some landscaping, so that you could enjoy nice surroundings while you build, and get nice screenshots.

I didn't paint on the lots at all, so they are all base green. I know that world-terrainpaint doesn't travel with the house when it's relocated, so houses made in this world should look nice on any other they are later placed.


Uses for this world:
- To be able to go building fast
- To be able to go to CAS fast
- To be able to test objects fast when meshing

Does not suit playing very well, since there are no spawners, and there are only very few effects. You can of course play on it, but it won't be as fun as in gaming purposes made world.


The facts:

There are 4 layers...
- world
- lots
- plants
- items

There are 13 residential lots, sizes are...
10x10
10x15
15x10
15x15 x2
20x15 x2
20x20
20x30
30x20
30x30
40x30
40x40

All the lots are flat and empty.
I didn't change any lot values, so they cost the same as they would in any EA made world.


Performance:

Map size: tiny
Sims can go: everywhere (world is not ment for playing)
Camera can go: everywhere
Terrainpaints used: 6 types

The world loads in about 4 seconds from main menu to play ready. It might be faster or slower, depending on your computer's stats.

Note:
For some reason some of the lots claim to be different size than they are when choosing them. First I thought I had made mistakes when laying them, but when I count the squares in game, they were correct. So I guess this is just a minor clitch. (Happens sometimes with Sunset valley too)

Game requirements: the Sims 3 Base game

Note:
The world was made with Sims 3 basegame and WA installed, with patch 2.6.11.
This world SHOULD be base game compatible (with latest basegame patch which is 1.10.something I think). If it doesn't work for base game only, please make a comment or PM me and I'll edit the requirements.


I hope you find this useful, happy simming!

Credits:

Thank you Tom for being there, commenting, and giving feedback!


EDIT 31.5.2010!
I had a request to add the .world file of the world so that people with lower patch could use this too.

There are now 2 rars available for download, download only 1!!

Builder's Island.rar has the sims3pack of the world.
Download it if you have base game with patch 1.10 or higher, or WA/HELS with patches 2.6.11/3.2 or higher

Builder's Island for lower patch.rar has the .world file of the world.
Download it only if you have base game only, patched lower than 1.8.

HOW TO INSTALL .world file:

Extract the Builder's Island.world to:

C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds

((C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds with 64 bit OS))


IF you have happened to install sims 3 to non-default path,
put the file to GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds in the directory you have installed the game.


This is all new to me, that you can use the world like this too, but if you have questions on installing the .world file I'll try to answer and help the best way I can.

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:


Builder's Island.rar has the sims3pack of the world.
Download it if you have base game with patch 1.10 or higher, or WA/HELS with patches 2.6.11/3.2 or higher

Builder's Island for lower patch.rar has the .world file of the world.
Download it ONLY if you have base game only, patched lower than 1.8.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Builder's Island.rar | Includes a sims3pack of the world. Download this if you have patch 1.10 or higher.

Size: 6.39 MB · Downloads: 13,701 · 29th May 2010
6.39 MB 13,701 29th May 2010
builders island for lower patch.rar | Includes .world file of the world+install instructions. Download this if you have only base game patched lower than 1.8.

Size: 6.47 MB · Downloads: 2,305 · 31st May 2010
6.47 MB 2,305 31st May 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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Lab Assistant
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#51 Old 2nd Feb 2012 at 6:27 PM
Armiel, I love you for making this!
Such a great idea!
Test Subject
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#52 Old 3rd May 2012 at 5:08 AM
Wow!!Finaly no more slow loadings!! 1000 Thanks !!!
Lab Assistant
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#53 Old 28th Jun 2012 at 2:00 AM
Can't wait to make this into an island of castaways! Thanks for all your wonderful hard work, Armiel!
Test Subject
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#54 Old 12th Oct 2012 at 10:30 PM
Brilliant!
Inventor
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#55 Old 5th Feb 2013 at 4:52 PM
Perfect for us that never have time to fill up one of the large neighbourhoods! Love it!
Test Subject
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#56 Old 6th Feb 2013 at 5:44 PM
hahaha!!! perfect! I'll definitely play in this world ... and with NRAS traveler and custom mini habbitholes this will be totally possible

thanks a lot! i am looking for small worlds so i can travel faster because i usualy get stuck on loading screen for 30, 40 min ¬¬ .... and this one is perfect! and for building and find crash cc too. love it
Test Subject
#57 Old 19th Apr 2013 at 5:34 AM
Is there a way you can open this in CAW?
Test Subject
#58 Old 24th Jul 2013 at 10:44 PM
Thanks
This world is so helpful when I just want to sit and build. Thanks for creating it!
Lab Assistant
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#59 Old 1st Aug 2013 at 8:32 PM
I LOVE compact things, and therefore I love this. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#60 Old 12th Aug 2013 at 10:33 PM
This is awesome. I hope once I install this I'll be able to use most of the EPs I have, right now I have to pick and choose >.<
Test Subject
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#61 Old 22nd Sep 2013 at 10:08 PM
Yes! Now I can build anytime I want!
Test Subject
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#62 Old 14th Nov 2013 at 9:19 PM
And it's the letter J!!! AWESOME!! :D
Inventor
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#63 Old 23rd Apr 2014 at 3:49 PM
This island is such a lovely piece. Perfect for us that loves building, but that never have time to start on a huge map. I think I filled this island up with my own small custome made rabbit holes and homes. Sadly, as you mentioned, is not a player's island. Carpool's doesn't show up, so it's difficult to play the game fully.

Still it's really worth having just for the sake of building and being able to fill a world with your creations only!
Test Subject
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#64 Old 23rd May 2014 at 1:06 AM
This was above and beyond what I was searching for! Thank you.
Guest
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#65 Old 6th Jul 2014 at 4:46 PM
Thank you so much, this is perfect for movies, and making a island the way you want. I put all my custom sims in here, and it worked great ;D
Test Subject
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#66 Old 6th Dec 2014 at 1:57 AM
this will be great for a very small community, and don't mind about the spawners, i'll just have them on lots :)
Field Researcher
#67 Old 8th Nov 2015 at 10:34 PM Last edited by candesco : 8th Nov 2015 at 10:50 PM.
Dashboard says it's corrupted. I have everything installed up to into the future and updated to the final patch, 1.67.2
The world itself seems to work, but if i check with dashboard then it got a red line. I checked which file it is, since it is a world file that it says it's corrupted and it just turns out to be builder's island.
Though it doesn;t say what is corrupted about it. I guess it ain;t compatible with 1.67?

edit: checked qbuilderz version in CUSTARD and gives also a nice red line. Dunno what is going on.
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#68 Old 13th Dec 2015 at 1:26 AM
thanks I've been looking for something like this.
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#69 Old 5th Nov 2016 at 6:18 PM
Amazing work!
Field Researcher
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#70 Old 6th Jun 2017 at 3:41 PM
Thank you!
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