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Build Avalon

by bakafox Posted 12th Jul 2012 at 4:41 PM - Updated 12th Jul 2012 at 9:17 PM by bakafox : Fixing outdated multipart file tutorial link issue
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Requires: TS3, WA, AMB, LN, GEN, PETS, patch 10.0.96 or later



Avalon is a medium-sized, fantasy world, started as a realm for fae, but could easily become an alien or other fantasy setting.

For more images than are in this post, you can view a gallery at Bakasims.com


There is only one lot- a camp built so people can easily use it with the Traveler mod from Nraas. It is not a 'locked' lot, so is easily destroyed by anyone not interested in having it, and editable by those who are. (Exporting the world apparently caused the base camp's trash can and bulletin board/mailbox to move to generic/wtf locations. Sorry about that.)



Avalon is a base world/suburb, wild horses and deer will appear, and there will be the usual 'suburb' amounts of traffic (and the ice cream truck) unless you use mods.

There is an issue with trees and plants darkening at some distances and angles, there's nothing I could do about that, unfortunately.

There are fog emitters used in the base camp- due to an EA glitch they will not show properly until you have saved and exited to main menu once. After that they will show up properly in your game.



Apparently the old multi-part file info I'd had is gone, here's some instructions I've cribbed from the overview for Pyronium's world "Setra" . (CHeck the world out is lovely!)[list][*]Make a folder to any location you can easily find - desktop for example[*]Download all 9 files in this thread and save them to the folder you just created[*]Right click on the first file and select "Extract here..."[*]When prompted, browse the next file by finding the folder they are in and selecting the next file asked for[*]Repeat until all files are extracted[*]Copy the sims3pack you got and move it to your documents/Electronic arts/Sims 3/Downloads[*]There, double click on the file and let launcher complete the install process[*]Play and enjoy!
IF you cannot get multipart files to work, I do have the world also hosted at my Bakasims site as a single .rar but please be kind to my bandwith and try getting it here at MTS first if possible =)

As with all my worlds:
You may not redistribute this world file on any other Sims content site!


You may share your savegame files with others, just link them back to here or to my personal little corner of the Sims community http://www.bakasims.com for the world file itself.

You may use the world in your storytelling, whether it's screencaps, movies, whatever, really. Please credit and link back if you do so! =)

Additional Credits:
Thanks to everyone in the MTS #create channel & CAW forum for the help & support

Special thanks to Atavera for unlocking the mysteries, and SimSample for tirelessly moderating the forum & helping investigate new theories

Thanks to Twallan at Nraas for his handy dandy mods

<3 Inge and Peter Jones and their hearty crew at SimLogical for S3PE and other great tools

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 World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Pets
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Avalon - Build Edition Baseworld by bakafox.part5.rar | Avalon Build - Part 5 of 5 (You need all 5!)

Size: 5.36 MB · Downloads: 5,267 · 12th Jul 2012
5.36 MB 5,267 12th Jul 2012
Avalon - Build Edition Baseworld by bakafox.part4.rar | Avalon Build - Part 4 of 5 (You need all 5!)

Size: 9.54 MB · Downloads: 5,587 · 12th Jul 2012
9.54 MB 5,587 12th Jul 2012
Avalon - Build Edition Baseworld by bakafox.part3.rar | Avalon Build - Part 3 of 5 (You need all 5!)

Size: 9.54 MB · Downloads: 5,369 · 12th Jul 2012
9.54 MB 5,369 12th Jul 2012
Avalon - Build Edition Baseworld by bakafox.part2.rar | Avalon Build - Part 2 of 5 (You need all 5!)

Size: 9.54 MB · Downloads: 5,282 · 12th Jul 2012
9.54 MB 5,282 12th Jul 2012
Avalon - Build Edition Baseworld by bakafox.part1.rar | Avalon Build - Part 1 of 5 (You need all 5!)

Size: 9.54 MB · Downloads: 5,888 · 12th Jul 2012
9.54 MB 5,888 12th Jul 2012
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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Test Subject
#51 Old 4th Jun 2013 at 12:10 PM
First of all, thank you so much for this wonderful world! I love it and it seems to work like it's supposed to -- however, I've one problem I can't figure out (I'm fairly new to The Sims 3, sorry) and since Google isn't helping either I'm turning to you.

When placing new lots in the neighborhood view, it sometimes gives a message saying "can't place on unroutable terrain" even if the terrain seems fine... when you zoom in, you see plants (bushes, weeds, flowers) usually in places where there used to be trees that I deleted. I can't pick up and delete the small plants. I think they're the problem because I can place lots almost anywhere where they don't touch any plants. Is there any way to get rid of those?
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#52 Old 6th Jul 2013 at 3:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by konvehti
First of all, thank you so much for this wonderful world! I love it and it seems to work like it's supposed to -- however, I've one problem I can't figure out (I'm fairly new to The Sims 3, sorry) and since Google isn't helping either I'm turning to you.

When placing new lots in the neighborhood view, it sometimes gives a message saying "can't place on unroutable terrain" even if the terrain seems fine... when you zoom in, you see plants (bushes, weeds, flowers) usually in places where there used to be trees that I deleted. I can't pick up and delete the small plants. I think they're the problem because I can place lots almost anywhere where they don't touch any plants. Is there any way to get rid of those?


I'm not sure what the plant issue might be- generally you can place lots in world editor mode even with plants- though if you are trying to place your lots on steep edges where I probably do have nonrouteable terrain that could be a problem.
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THANKS POST
#53 Old 1st Sep 2013 at 12:53 PM
This might be perfect for my amazon challenge! Thank you!
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#54 Old 10th Sep 2013 at 10:36 AM Last edited by sirguylittle : 10th Sep 2013 at 10:38 AM. Reason: corrected wording
For anyone struggling to get 7zip to work correctly with multi-part files, just delete the part of the filename that MTS adds to the front, so that the filenames are the same as shown on the download page.
eg.
MTS_bakafox_1306414_Avalon-BuildEditionBaseworldbybakafox.part1.rar
becomes
Avalon-BuildEditionBaseworldbybakafox.part1.rar
do this for each file so that you have similarly named files ending with .part1.rar, .part2.rar and so on, and then ask 7zip to extract part1.
What is important is that the part of the filename preceeding the number should be the same, you can in fact leave it out altogether and just name the files, 1.rar, 2.rar, 3.rar, 4.rar and 5.rar
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#55 Old 18th Apr 2014 at 4:57 PM
Love this world, but FYI, there are a few bits of CC attached when I opened it in Custard. I'm still deciding if I'll clean it and install it or not.
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THANKS POST
#56 Old 25th Apr 2015 at 10:34 PM
Thank you so much! I have been looking everywhere for an island world that I could use for a Neverland game, and this is perfect!
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#57 Old 28th Apr 2015 at 3:16 PM
Default Playing without pets.
This is my favourite world. I've just re-installed Sims 3 on a new laptop, and this time I didn't include pets (I got tired of raccoons turning over my bins, and all my non active families adopting pets when I'm not looking. Honestly, two horses on a lot that had hardly any garden!) Anyway, this is just to let you know that Avalon is working just fine without Pets. I've had a few 'un-routable sim' messages from Overwatch, but that's down to my lot placing, I expect. By the way, you can boat out to that island if you have Island Paradise installed. Or you can use the LLAMA if you've got Supernatural..
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#58 Old 30th Jul 2015 at 9:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Elynda
This is my favourite world. I've just re-installed Sims 3 on a new laptop, and this time I didn't include pets (I got tired of raccoons turning over my bins, and all my non active families adopting pets when I'm not looking. Honestly, two horses on a lot that had hardly any garden!) Anyway, this is just to let you know that Avalon is working just fine without Pets. I've had a few 'un-routable sim' messages from Overwatch, but that's down to my lot placing, I expect. By the way, you can boat out to that island if you have Island Paradise installed. Or you can use the LLAMA if you've got Supernatural..
Or a dive well thing if you want to get one of those working

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