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Originally Posted by zoe22
Wow this is such a beautiful world! Sorry if this has already been said but is there a download for it yet? I'd really love to play in this world, it looks so amazing!
You can see from the bird's eye view it is about half done.
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Originally Posted by Nilxis
And I guess you have also noticed the new waterfalls I've created. The big one is inspired by Angel Falls in Venezuela. On top of the cliffs I'll create the Great Jungle.
Any chance you might be building some ancient tombs using the TS4 to TS3 conversions by Sandy?
The kids of tommorrow don't need today,
when they live in the sins of yesterday...
@zoe22, as daisylee and GrijzePilion have said the world is not finished yet, but I'm glad you like it so far
@GrijzePilion, I only sent it privately to a few people, but yeah that was a long time ago and now the world is much bigger. I'm very happy you felt like that about Uranesia (and Ziwa Bonde!), Sims 3 maps are actually very small, but still I always try to make my worlds feel a bit real scale-wise, so thank you for your words
@Yuiri, thank you for the suggestion! If I need new objects for the buildings in the wild areas I might use some stuff from there.
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The detail you are putting into this is unbelievable. I could never create something like this. It is well planned out too. Quite impressive. If Sims 3 Store had made this it would easily had over cost 30 bucks (or 3,000 simspoints) .
Can't wait to see the finished product. Keep up the good work!
TS3 NEEDS: TENNIS COURTS > BUSES > PIGS/SHEEP
Can't find stuff in build and buy mode? http://www.nexusmods.com/thesims3/mods/1/?
@tizerist, I've never tried this mod but I'd like to know too, I can try it someday.
If you have been checking my tumblr page, you know that lately I've been working on the wild areas of the world. The wild areas are the places that haven been barely explored (or not explored at all) by the inhabitants in the city or by the Pirates. These are going to be very mysterious areas, with lots to discover, so in the next updates I'm not going to be showing a lot of details that would spoil these surprises. But still, I've got things to show, so here we go:
Overview of the entire island. Right now only half the island is done, but the empty part's size was just an approximation. I'm going to make it smaller because I don't need that much space for what I still have to make, and these areas are going to be less dense that what is already done.
I've added some more islands and rivers in the swampy area.
This altar marks the boundary between the city's domains and the wild areas. Here the Great Jungle starts, a mysterious and unexplored place. Uranesians don't venture into the Jungle because they believe it's cursed and full of spirits. Here the priests and priestesses of the graveyard temple make offerings to the spirits of the Jungle so they don't use their powers against them.
Under the trees
The island's shape at dusk. I realized I wasn't really pleased with the contrast between the pointed shape of the volcano and the flatter shape of the mountains on the right. So I've made some changes to the terrain:
(Pictures taken in CAW). So the mountains on the right are no longer flattish, now the terrain is pointed like the volcano. I think now it all flows better together, the general verticality of the island's shape is not broken and it looks more like a volcanic island.
And finally some views from the city
That's all for now, I hope I'm able to post new stuff soon!
Always love your updates
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Are you making any new Speedtree trees?
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@jje1000, thanks I actually have never used speedtree! Most of the trees are recolors, and the ones I added most recenty are these ones (also recolored): https://architectural-sims.tumblr.c...-ts4-conversion
|so it wouldn't make sense to cram temples and settlements into every corner of it|
Exactly! Like you say, it's not that there's nothing in the jungle, it's just something different.
And though I say so, I don't want to rush you. It is better if you work long and work well than if you do everything hastily.
What am I waiting for? I really want to Uranesia there were a lot of tombs! I love them in Sims 3, but there are very few tombs in the game. I have completed all quests and tombs, and all hope for Uranesia. More tombs to the God of tombs! Small and big, tiny abandoned houses and giant tombs of the dead kings! Too bad Sims doesn't have caves.
I'd also like a lot of secrets (little and big!) and gathering places! I want to find interesting things everywhere. Precious stones, insects, animals!
Speaking of animals. What about stables?
I also have an unfinished cat head for sim. It works like hair. I can finish this and create a sim with this head. Something like a goddess, maybe? I know, I know, the cat goddess was in the religion of ancient Egypt. But we can make our own!
Or she's a cursed recluse living in the deep jungle. She's half a cat because of the curse. And no one knows, whom she was before: someone says, that cat, and someone, that human. Maybe she's a witch who put a curse on herself because she was wrong about witchcraft?
(Sorry for my English, translation was done by translator (thanks, Google!). Yes, this city is expected in many countries)
And again returning to topic animals: they after all there must be, I think. What are their colors? After all, if the world is fantastic, then the animals can be unusual. Also, since there's a place to dye fabrics, maybe make a winery somewhere? Since the climate is tropical, the grapes will probably grow well. Or not grapes, wine can be made from other fruits.
Love this idea. I hope I have a Sim brave enough to explore these areas.
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@Tigrezki, thanks for the nice words, I'm glad to read that
|I really want to Uranesia there were a lot of tombs! I love them in Sims 3, but there are very few tombs in the game. I have completed all quests and tombs, and all hope for Uranesia.|
Uranesia is going to have a decent amount of tombs, but they will not be independent tombs, everything is going to be interconnected as part of the challenge, and that will allow you to learn about the history of Uranesia and beyond, as well as discovering the secrets and mysteries that the island hides
|Too bad Sims doesn't have caves.|
Uranesia does have some caves! I've posted some pictures here in some of the updates, here's one, for example: here
|Speaking of animals. What about stables? And again returning to topic animals: they after all there must be, I think. What are their colors? After all, if the world is fantastic, then the animals can be unusual.|
I decided there was going to be only a few animals in the city, cats and dogs only, so no stables. Horses can be tricky with routing, and also due to the steep terrain Uranesia is not the most suitable place for horses or other big animals. However the wild areas are going to be richer in wildlife, both in quantity and variety. Color-wise there will be a little bit of everything, since this world is only semi-fantasy there will be some unusual colors, but nothing too extreme.
|Also, since there's a place to dye fabrics, maybe make a winery somewhere? Since the climate is tropical, the grapes will probably grow well. Or not grapes, wine can be made from other fruits.|
There is already a farming area with a farming center, and also a lot where the "water of Uranesia" is produced. You can read more about it in these updates here and here
And finally, I don't think I understand what you mean with the cat goddess Is that something you want to make for yourself?
|Love this idea. I hope I have a Sim brave enough to explore these areas.|
YES! Get the courage from wherever you can, because the jungle needs to be explored
|How funny, and what a nice shape on your island. It looks very much like a tropical vulcanic island. Very realistic. Great work|
Thank you And I'm very glad you say this because even though I wanted a volcanic shape since the beginning, I had also sculpted a lot of areas like plateaus, so it's been hard to shape it all in a way that still looks volcanic.
This new update is a bit like the previous one, focused on the landscapes. Like in the previous update too, I'm not posting everything I've made so far, but I wanted to clarify that I'm keeping some things a "secret" not only for the sake of not showing absolutely everything and thus leaving room for you to explore the world yourselves (which is something I always do), but also because this stuff I'm hiding contains key information for the challenge and the tomb system I have in mind, so I'm talking about huge spoilers. With that being said, let's move on to the pictures:
As usual let's start with an overview pic. You can clearly see that the unfinished/empty area has been greatly reduced, so right now I estimate that 70-80% of the island's total surface is finished, while around 90% of the lots are finished.
This is what Uranesia looks like from the Pirate controlled coast, from this angle it looks like the world is finished (lol I wish)
This will be the final shape of the volcano, after playing with different shapes I finally went for this typical (kinda stereotypical too) conical volcanic shape.
I still have to finish sculpting and painting the volcano, but it already has a crater with some gases coming out of it
The swampy/wetlands area is also finished!
I've also added some islands in the distance using a recolored version of Isla Paradiso's distant terrain.
But probably the most notable addition from this update are the new coral reefs around the island. More pics below:
The reef offers the Pirate settlement a natural protection against the waves, before that it was too exposed to the ocean.
And finally here's some pictures of the world at sunset, nighttime and dawn.
As always, I hope you like it, but opinions and suggestions are welcome!
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You’ve done a really great job
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