lol - "limited sale price!!1" As if lowering the too-high price of 25$ down to $22.50 is going to make more people buy it. XP
I'm trying to decide by picture if this hilly map comes with it's own Distant Terrain or not.
I might be able to convince family that this would be a good X-mas present for me, if I get new building materials out of it...
I don't want them to love on the mountains, I want EA to make better use of the space. >.<
Go to an art class, they'll tell you about wasted space. I'd rather they put a colony of green Sims in the area with the mountains as a forest (reworked, of course) rather than have the town and the forest so pushed together.
@ani_: The museum is so... portly done. The items in the museum are from the base game and they aren't portrayed as magical at all, just on display. They didn't even try.
I've checked the Fountain of Youth's script. Here it's what it does:
The "Drink" option will always work and it will reduce the Sim's lifespan by one day (à la Life Fruit), it can't be used by Sims that bought the "Age Freeze" lifetime reward. Drinking from the fountain can be done by children or older Sims.
The "Wish for Youth" interaction has three possible outcomes: do nothing (happens 90% of the time), fail (happens 5% of the time; removes the "Dislikes Children" trait, or a random trait if the Sim doesn't have that one, and replaces it with the Childish trait), and grant the wish (happens 5% of the time, resets age). It looks like the chances are not influenced by the Lucky or Unlucky trait. Wishing costs §25 and only young adults or older Sims can do it.
Further to my review: They have left a whole inaccessible island without any derouting paint. There are a couple of holes in the derouting paint because they evidently have not turned off the flora layer while painting.
There is also what looks to be a disconnected road right in the middle of town. Edit: Scrap that, the road appears to be designed to look disconnected when it's not. SMRT.
I have downgraded the playability score in my review to 3/10 from 9/10 on the basis of these really painfully basic mistakes.
There are no spawners missing from this world except Uncommon Lake 2, and you can catch all the fish that spawner spawns from others. ^_^
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26th Aug 2011 at 7:03 AM
Last edited by skmt999 : 26th Aug 2011 at 2:42 PM.
So, not only is it priced high enough that your average player won't get it - those of us who eventually DO, are going to be faced with a fixer-upper? My folder of routing fix downloads is getting ridiculous already! I shudder at the thought of all the work I'll have to put in should I need to reinstall everything now. XP
But.... I want those paints. The cracked sidewalk is great! And as I suspected, a NICE distant terrain. Hm.
Okay, I just opened up the world and took a look at some of the lots, how the world is set up. Since I don't know the mechanics of CAW, I don't usually see the same things that those whom do know CAW, I can only give my review as a player. I do like there is a developed area of town and a rural part with the dirt roads and metal bannister type fencing that actually ends the road, making a proper dead end.
I don't usually use the homes and community lots EA have in the world, not my cup of tea, but I was pleasantly surprised that some of the lots are decent. Like the larger pool lot, I like that one. Have been planning on reducing the pool size, add some hot tubs, and a LN bar. Will remove the indoor pool and make it an eating and dancing area, this could be a nice party venue. The Ambitions lot placement will be changed since I use my own created lots for that. I can see my Sims living in Hidden Springs and I can enjoy it. It will take me a couple of days to set it up. Hope it plays okay, but that will be another post.
I was getting frustrated because I couldn't find where the fountain of youth was located, then found out on the official forums you have to place it yourself. So there you go EA, hyping up a world with false bravado, having simmers looking for something that doesn't exist yet in game play. I never listen to that crap anyway, especially since it's not an EP.
I don't have problems downloading the world but installing. It means I have the file Hidden Springs.Sims3Pack but I cannot install it with Launcher even though I have the latest patch 1.24 and Generations. I downloaded Origin but it doesn't do anything.
Ah sorry! Only thing I can think of is deleting the world then re-download, the download may have been interupted for a split second corupting the file prehaps. If that doesn't do it then some head bashing may be required.........
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Thanks for the review kiwi_tea and lewisb40. I can't afford to get it and I honestly hope they bring the price down by ALOT!! Kinda like Riverview perhaps... I know... I can dream. But it looks pretty.
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