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DIY Arrrsland! CAW files to customize!

by bakafox Posted 4th Jul 2012 at 4:07 AM - Updated 5th Jul 2012 at 2:13 PM by bakafox : updating info about patch/EP reqs
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To use these CAW files, you must extract them and then place them into the following directory or its equivalent on your machine:

C:/My Documents/Electronic Arts/the Sims 3 Create A World Tool/User Tool Data/Worlds

Once you have the .world file, the .settings file and the world folder all in your directory, you can open it in CAW to edit however you want to. You change how sidewalks go, delete or add trees, add streets, add lots, and so forth!

Please note I am not including my terrain paints- If you rework terrain painting you may just want/have to replace them. You can find great terrain textures in the Create A Worlds Forum here, under resources to use- I used some from Martine's pack and some of HP's but mostly used common EA ones.

I am including a .png file with this that is what I used as sidewalk opacity- you should put it in your source textures folder (though I recommend subfolders for organization and so forth).

While this kit has trees, paths, EVERYTHING already in place (except lots), you can easily delete objects since for the most part I kept things to their own layers, with only a bit of probable spill over.

This World was created using the modded SUPER CAW and some items I placed like junkpiles will not be available to you unless you also mod your CAW or you grab them from the Resources Thread in MTS CAW forums.

This world is a SMALL map, and was created with all the EP's through Showtime installed, though no stuff packs (and no actual Showtime content) and patch 1.33. However you might be able to open it even without owning everything and just be missing the relevent content. I can make no guarantees about it working without them all, and if you try this please post your results in terms of if it worked or not in the comments here!- Update: I have reports that it DOES open fine so far in CAW for folks who do not have all EP's and are not fully patched!

ALSO! Using these files means they keep the ID they originally had when I made them, so if you don't want your world to keep my name and risk it conflicting with anyone else using these files:

Back up your files, then open your CAW world file (from Documents/ Electronic Arts/ The Sims 3 Create A World/ Usertooldata/ Worlds) in S3PE and then delete the WPID resource. Save the file and close S3Pe.

After that, open CAW and open your world. Check that the world has a title, description and thumbnail picture. Then save it as a different file name. Now you should be able to export that world and install it and/or upload it to the free content site of your choice *cough*modthesimsisgreat*cough* successfully


You may alter the everlovin' heck out of this map for your personal use, and may then also share it under the following conditions:

You may NOT upload your altered neighborhood to any pay site. Any site you upload it to, every single bit of content must be absolutely free, no special prize content for subscribers or donations (donation buttons are OK but the site cannot REQUIRE a donation to get content). Cookies for you if you share on MTS!*

If you upload the altered map anywhere, PLEASE plainly credit me as the originator of the world files in both your description in the upload site's text areas and in either the thumbnail image and/or the neighborhood description, with a link back to my profile here on Mod the Sims.

Have fun! I am unfortunately unable to help you learn CAW for whatever you need to do- there are great tutorial videos on Youtube, and tutorial articles at Mod the Sims and the Sim Supply. Google for the help you need if all else fails or try the Create-A-World forums on Mod the Sims or the MTS create chat! Please do NOT PM me asking me how to use the files!

If you have issues unzipping the .rar files, and have tried all the troubleshooting here, you can find the files mirrored in the downloads section of but please be kind to my bandwith and only grab them in one go there if you cannot get the multiparts to work for you =)

*Imaginary, internet cookies, and also not official MTS internet cookies, just you know, generic internet cookies. MTS in no way backs me in my offers of cookies.

Additional Credits:
Big thanks to all the Create-A-World forum dwellers here at MTS

Martine and HP for the texture packs in the resources thread

Also huge thanks to Inge and Peter Jones for S3PE without which so much would be impossible!

And lots of snuggles and so forth to mi compadres in the create chat for all their support xD

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
Arr DIY for MTS.part2.rar | World Files Rar Part 2 of 2

Size: 3.56 MB · Downloads: 1,588 · 4th Jul 2012
3.56 MB 1,588 4th Jul 2012
Arr DIY for MTS.part1.rar | World Files Rar Part 1 of 2

Size: 9.50 MB · Downloads: 1,982 · 4th Jul 2012
9.50 MB 1,982 4th Jul 2012

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Sims 3 World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Pets Showtime

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