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Sunset Valley/Riverview Emptied!! (Obsolete)

by Flabaliki Posted 12th Jun 2009 at 11:55 PM - Updated 17th Aug 2012 at 6:53 AM by Flabaliki
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Sunset Valley/Riverview Emptied!!

Sunset Valley is the default town for The Sims 3, but as you all know, it is less than satisfactory, one of the main things being the lack of empty lots...and ugly lots as well. But have no fear, because -I- have fixed deleting it all!

Yes, that is right, I present to you a totally spick and span absolutely no lot neighborhood...except for the work destinations because those would be a pain to re create. This means that you will have a total of 60 or so residential lots and about 15 community lots with nothing on them.

Sunset Valley - Playable Version

Riverview - Playable Version

This will help out all of the lot builders out there, because in all honesty, there is a lot of things that screwed over builders this time around, and I want to make it easier for you guys out there! This is also excellent for legacy challenges because you get a much wider range in how you play.

I have included four different versions in this post. You can download Sunset Valley with absolutely no lots OR Sunset Valley with the 'require to play' lots. This is the same for Riverview.

UPDATE: I have included a new version - Community Lot, this has all of the original community lots including the cemetery, ponds, park, pool, art gallery and all the required lots.

Sunset Valley [Empty].rar -> Playable Version
Sunset Valley [Res-Empty].rar -> Build Version
Sunset Valley [Com].rar -> Community Lot Version
Riverview [Empty].rar -> Playable Version
Riverview [Res-Empty].rar -> Build Version
Riverview [Com].rar -> Community Lot Version

Playable Version: This is the one you want to download if you want to build lots and play the game with. You need this one as it includes the required community lots for play, EG, the work buildings, book store and grocery store.

Build Version: This is the version you want to download if you are a builder. This has absolutely no lots, no community lots, it is all empty residential lots.

To install, all you so is simply
1. Extract '(FileName).rar'
2. Move the '(FileName).sims3' to My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Saves
3. Load up your game and it should be displayed in the main menu.

I hope you enjoy it...I spent a half an hour of my life on each of these, deleting it all for you, so feel special, all of you...

Sincerely, Flabaliki

Update 23rd June: I've added the School into the Riverview playable version as it was previously missing. Re-download 'Riverview [Empty].rar' if you wish to have the school included.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to Qbuilderz for helping with the description :P
Tags: #sunset, #valley, #empty, #build, #empty, #lots, #custom

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Riverview [Com].rar | Community Lots

Size: 9.51 MB · Downloads: 29,626 · 14th Jun 2009
9.51 MB 29,626 14th Jun 2009
Sunset Valley [Com].rar | Community Lots

Size: 9.81 MB · Downloads: 28,704 · 14th Jun 2009
9.81 MB 28,704 14th Jun 2009
Riverview [Res-Empty].rar | Build Version

Size: 8.37 MB · Downloads: 21,942 · 12th Jun 2009
8.37 MB 21,942 12th Jun 2009
Riverview [Empty].rar | Playable Version - Updated 23rd June, School Added

Size: 7.85 MB · Downloads: 38,431 · 12th Jun 2009
7.85 MB 38,431 12th Jun 2009
Sunset Valley [Res-Empty].rar | Build Version

Size: 8.41 MB · Downloads: 23,322 · 12th Jun 2009
8.41 MB 23,322 12th Jun 2009
Sunset Valley [Empty].rar | Playable Version

Size: 8.92 MB · Downloads: 37,835 · 12th Jun 2009
8.92 MB 37,835 12th Jun 2009
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 12th Jun 2009 at 11:58 PM
Wow, I might try it one day. Thanks for creating it!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 12:02 AM
I'm not up to the task of filling up the town, but this is a wonderfully welcome piece of work. Thank you.

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Field Researcher
#4 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 12:04 AM
How exactley did you empty these towns. It is known that simple deletion of sims from the clipboard leaves some trash behind, that might harm the game later. Did you use "destroyallhumans" from awesomemod?
Test Subject
#5 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 12:06 AM
How can one create the City Hall for instance?
Mostly Harmless
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#6 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 12:10 AM
This is great Flabs...too bad I don't have TS3 :P

But really, terrific job :D

Check out my other downloads at my blog!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 12:12 AM
Lol, I already did this with sunset valley & saved it as 'experimental town' so i could build build build!!

@nillionaire: When in build mode on a communtity lot, all the towns buildings are available to place.
Test Subject
#8 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 12:40 AM
Amazing! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 12:49 AM

I take it these are in addition to the originals and they don't replace/overwrite them?

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#10 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 12:52 AM
How did you empty these lots, did you bulldoze them? In case you did: are you aware they lose the "Nice View" moodlet when you do that? (The only workaround I know of would be to go inside the lots and sledgehammering them)

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Field Researcher
#11 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 1:09 AM
Thank you! This will tide me over until EA releases that promised neighborhood creator set.

...if they do. I'm hoping they don't decide not to, since the fact one WOULD be available was the final 'buying' decision for me. (I hate using pre-made neighborhoods!)
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 1:22 AM
Thank you for doing this. I tried and gave up.I'm using one already and its working perfectly.
#13 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 1:24 AM
Originally Posted by BlackCat007
How exactley did you empty these towns. It is known that simple deletion of sims from the clipboard leaves some trash behind, that might harm the game later. Did you use "destroyallhumans" from awesomemod?

Do you think maybe he just got them all to move out and they went to the clipboard. I would think he would have?

I'm just wondering if there are actual lots still there but empty. I haven't had a good look yet but I haven't seen any mention of empty lots we can place yet. i could be wrong
Test Subject
#14 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 2:11 AM
this is brilliant
Test Subject
#15 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 2:19 AM
you... are... god <3 I was really annoyed at the thought of going through and deleteing everything~ (stupid pre-made crap!) glad I was lazy XD THANK YOU SO MUCH
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 2:49 AM Last edited by raindrops84 : 13th Jun 2009 at 3:08 AM.
Thank you for this!

On a side note does anyone know how this affects finding certain rare fish and garden seeds?
Test Subject
#17 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 4:32 AM
Thank you so much for this, I just didn't have the patience to do it all.
#18 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 4:40 AM
I've played this as my hometown - Sunset Valley is a lot like MetroVancouver - and it worked out perfectly! Thank you! By the way, to raindrops84 > it doesn't affect fish or seeds, for me at least it worked just fine. :D
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 5:07 AM
I think this is great and I would love to fill up my own town. If I download this version will it overwrite the original Sunset Valley?
Test Subject
#20 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 5:20 AM
one problem i have found is the cemetary there are no headstones or grave markers. Is there a way to get them back?
Test Subject
#21 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 5:20 AM
No if you download to bare town it does not interfer with your original towns
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#22 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 5:24 AM
This is amazing, Flabaliki, I am so down loading this! Thank you so much, and for being so determined!

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Test Subject
#23 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 7:06 AM
Firstly, let me saw this is an awesome idea, and thankyou so much for posting this up for everyone! Now I can get closer to creating a neighbourhood I like!

I hate to be a nuisance,but I'm having a problem I dled the file, placed it in programfiles/electronicarts/thesims3/saves but when I go to the new gaem button in game, no new hood shows up. Any ideas?

Test Subject
#24 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 7:19 AM
Thanks for the awesome work.
Original Poster
#25 Old 13th Jun 2009 at 7:26 AM
Acria - My Documents NOT Program Files, it's an easy mistake to make.

Everyone - Thanks for all your awesome comments and I'm glad to hear that this can help all of you

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