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Aspen Islands

by Miuki Posted 10th Oct 2011 at 10:44 AM - Updated 2nd Jun 2014 at 2:34 PM by Miuki : making install instructions more clear
184 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 12 Thanks Posts
ASPEN ISLANDS

DESCRIPTION

Aspen Islands are situated far from Sunset Valley shores, it is a group of four islands with moderate climate and abundance of aspen and birch trees. They were first inhabited at the beginning of the 20th century. Most dwellers were fishermen and retired sailors, as island's waters had plenty of fish and its sloping banks enough taverns and beaches. Originally, only one island of four was colonized, its lands supplied sims with enough produce and fish. With the inflow of new residents new islands had to be occupied, thus the industrial and later suburbian part of the isles were connected to main one with bridges and roads. Today it is a balanced and peaceful community with laidback style of life.


REQUIREMENTS
  • EP: World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night (patch version 6.081.009)
  • SP: No items from SPs used, but I suggest rockabilly radio station for tattoo parlour and dive bars
  • CC: No custom content used, except custom terrain paints and road textures (come with the world file)

GENERAL INFORMATION
  • Map Size - Large
  • Spawn Points - All base game spawners used, plus several from LN and WA
  • Routing - Sims can go almost everywhere except steep terrain and decorative islands, the edges of the map are painted camera non-routable
  • Layering - 9 layers total
  • Textures - About 10-12 textures per chunk in general, does not cause lag

OVERVIEW

LOT INFORMATION
  • Total number: 131 lot (Community 54/ Residential 77)
  • Rabbitholes and Community Lots: All rabbitholes and community lots up to Late Night, including all kinds of bars, plus several empty lots suitable for upcoming Pets (40X40 and 60X60 lots)
  • Residential Lots: Lots with houses 48/ Empty lots 29
  • Sizes of lots:

COMMUNITY LOTS FOR PETS AND GENERATIONS - GET THEM HERE

THE LATEST LATEST VERSION OF ASPEN ISLANDS WITH CONTENT FROM ALL EP'S (EXCEPT IF) CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE .



INSTALLATION
  • Make a folder somewhere you can easily find
  • Download all the files to the folder you just created
  • Right click on the first file and select "Extract here..."(WinRar option)
  • When prompted, choose the next file by finding it the folder they are in and manually selecting the next file asked for
  • Repeat the procedure until all files are extracted
  • Copy the sims3pack and move it to your documents/Electronic arts/Sims 3/Downloads
  • Install as a regular sims3pack file

NOTES AND KNOWN ISSUES
  • First ten comments show examples of community and residential lots
  • Transportation time may be an issue for cheap cars and taxis, use subways, disguised as ferry stations.
  • When you start a new game save it and exit to the main menu so that fog emitters show proper effects.
  • Effects in clubs are randomized and there's nothing I can do about it, you should set them yourself.
  • Give couple of days for spawners to spawn.
  • Ghosts tend to drive around instead of staying quietly in their graves.

CREDITS AND THANKS
This world would've never been uploaded without your help, feedback and encouragement - Gabrymato, Zandvoort, Deluxe Designs, SimmyRN, kattenijin, Nightlight, Mr.Fry, Demagog, simsample, Bchbch Walk, rian90, Miko09, kiwi_tea, Linarina, Rileyjcquinn, Myshia, hudy777DeSign, Lennon7777777, scoopy_loopy, Dasila, SommarBlomma, RylandHomes, lorenrose1013, jedi_waffle.
A huge thanks to simsample for tutorials and Various Objects Enabled for CAW , Ashillion for custom roads and Martine for wonderful terrain textures.
All MTS world creators and builders - for inspiration and tutorials.
MTS - for being such a great site.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Aspen Islands.part08.rar

Size: 6.21 MB · Downloads: 10,260 · 10th Oct 2011
6.21 MB 10,260 10th Oct 2011
Aspen Islands.part07.rar

Size: 9.00 MB · Downloads: 11,270 · 10th Oct 2011
9.00 MB 11,270 10th Oct 2011
Aspen Islands.part06.rar

Size: 9.00 MB · Downloads: 14,093 · 10th Oct 2011
9.00 MB 14,093 10th Oct 2011
Aspen Islands.part05.rar

Size: 9.00 MB · Downloads: 10,906 · 10th Oct 2011
9.00 MB 10,906 10th Oct 2011
Aspen Islands.part04.rar

Size: 9.00 MB · Downloads: 10,584 · 10th Oct 2011
9.00 MB 10,584 10th Oct 2011
Aspen Islands.part03.rar

Size: 9.00 MB · Downloads: 10,632 · 10th Oct 2011
9.00 MB 10,632 10th Oct 2011
Aspen Islands.part02.rar

Size: 9.00 MB · Downloads: 11,064 · 10th Oct 2011
9.00 MB 11,064 10th Oct 2011
Aspen Islands.part01.rar

Size: 9.00 MB · Downloads: 12,303 · 10th Oct 2011
9.00 MB 12,303 10th Oct 2011
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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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#2 Old 5th Oct 2011 at 3:56 PM Last edited by Miuki : 8th Oct 2011 at 6:56 PM.
RESIDENTIAL LOTS

EMERALD HOUSE
Lot size: 40X30
Furnished:113,433
Unfurnished: 70,499
Adress: Green Dale Avenue 18
Quote:
A nice house with a beautiful view and a porch to observe it, three bedrooms and bathrooms included.


Screenshots

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#3 Old 5th Oct 2011 at 4:04 PM Last edited by Miuki : 8th Oct 2011 at 2:36 PM.
FLOTSAM CABIN
Lot size: 10X20
Furnished: 15,482
Unfurnished: 11,532
Adress: Seaside Lane 2
Quote:
A tiny one room shack for a single sim, seems like it has been built out of flotsam and jetsam gathered nearby.


Screenshots

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#4 Old 5th Oct 2011 at 4:09 PM Last edited by Miuki : 8th Oct 2011 at 3:10 PM.
DETACHED HOUSE
Lot size: 20X30
Furnished: 102,903
Unfurnished: 68,236
Adress: Emerald Blossom Road 8
Quote:
A respectable detached house with three bedrooms, nursery, spacious living-rooms, formal dining-room and large kitchen.


Screenshots

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#5 Old 5th Oct 2011 at 4:14 PM Last edited by Miuki : 8th Oct 2011 at 2:38 PM.
BEIGE COTTAGE
Lot size: 30X40
Furnished: 65,648
Unfurnished: 47,254
Adress: Green Dale Avenue 9
Quote:
Beautiful traditional house with large patio and spacious frontyard. Garage is included. Rent it or buy it to spend warm summers and solemn winters here.


Screenshots

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#6 Old 5th Oct 2011 at 4:18 PM Last edited by Miuki : 8th Oct 2011 at 3:11 PM.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Lot size: 40X30
Furnished: 113,433
Unfurnished: 70,499
Adress: Green Dale Avenue 18
Quote:
Quite expensive place with three bedrooms, big nursery, beautifully decorated patio and garage for two cars.


Screenshots

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#7 Old 5th Oct 2011 at 4:26 PM Last edited by Miuki : 8th Oct 2011 at 2:40 PM.
COMMUNITY LOTS

ST. LORETTA'S CHAPEL
Type: Visitors Allowed
Lot size: 20X30
Furnished: 72,774
Unfurnished: 35,174
Adress: Green Road 10
Quote:
One of the most romantic sites in the area, St. Loretta's Chapel is situated on a cliff overlooking the bay. It is the perfect place for your perfect wedding.


Screenshots

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#8 Old 5th Oct 2011 at 4:32 PM Last edited by Miuki : 8th Oct 2011 at 3:15 PM.
SHORT IVAN'S BAR
Type: Dive Bar
Lot size: 30X25
Furnished: 53,983
Unfurnished: 4,310
Adress: Red Oak Road 8
Quote:
The bar is said to be founded by mysterious Short Ivan. Rumours say that due to his bad temper he was banished from the rest of bars in town and was forced to open his own venue.


Screenshots

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#9 Old 5th Oct 2011 at 4:39 PM Last edited by Miuki : 8th Oct 2011 at 6:55 PM.
ROBERTSON SQUARE
Type: Hangout
Lot size: 44X28
Furnished: 79,742
Unfurnished: 13,636
Adress: Haven Street 9
Quote:
A beautiful place, part of the old town left unchanged by Aspen Islands town council. Here, you can dine out with your date or go for a few drinks with your friends at Cafe del Sims or shop in fancy Vicky's Wardrobe.


Screenshots

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#10 Old 5th Oct 2011 at 4:45 PM Last edited by Miuki : 8th Oct 2011 at 3:19 PM.
MORRISON'S FARM
Type: Visitors Allowed (Community Garden)
Lot size: 40X30
Furnished: 67,832
Unfurnished: 49,198
Adress: Green Road 2
Quote:
Shop for fresh and organic produce at Morrison's Farm. We supply the best vegetables around!



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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#11 Old 5th Oct 2011 at 4:52 PM Last edited by Miuki : 8th Oct 2011 at 2:44 PM.
SMILE'S PARK
Type: Big Park
Lot size: 42X64
Furnished: 52,494
Unfurnished: 43,707
Adress: Haven Street 11
Quote:
Spend your weekends in Smile's Park - play chess, fish or enjoy a family picnic. Here you can also meet your neighbours and taste the finest burnt hotdogs in town.


Screenshots

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Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#12 Old 10th Oct 2011 at 12:22 PM
I love it!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#13 Old 10th Oct 2011 at 12:28 PM
me too!!! beautifully detailed. amazing work you did here!
Veteran Finn
retired moderator THANKS POST
#14 Old 10th Oct 2011 at 12:42 PM
Nice work, great to see this approved! (I did spy on the CFF thread occasionally )
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#15 Old 10th Oct 2011 at 1:49 PM
Wow! This is fantastic! Thanks so much!
Mad Poster
THANKS POST
#16 Old 10th Oct 2011 at 1:49 PM
Lovely world, the lots are really nicely done too (the little Flotsam Cabin is adorable!). Very nice work!
Scholar
THANKS POST
#17 Old 10th Oct 2011 at 3:13 PM
Absolutely gorgeous!! I can't wait to download and play. Thank you for sharing Aspen Islands.
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#18 Old 10th Oct 2011 at 3:33 PM
This is such a lovely world! I love the layout - it looks so natural and fits the storyline! I will be downloading this one for sure. Off now to have some fun with it! Thanks so much for sharing your fine world!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#19 Old 10th Oct 2011 at 4:44 PM
Thank you for the comments everyone! I hope you will have fun with it!))
armiel I usually follow your work too (I really like your style)
When is the next world up?

Noone expects the spanish inquisition!
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Space Pony
THANKS POST
#20 Old 10th Oct 2011 at 4:55 PM
fantastic work. I'm definitely downloading. :D
Destroyer of Worlds
staff: administrator THANKS POST
#21 Old 10th Oct 2011 at 4:59 PM
Congratulations on getting this approved. I was following on CFF but never really had any feedback. This is quite lovely!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 10th Oct 2011 at 5:22 PM
Awesome. Definitely downloading! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#23 Old 10th Oct 2011 at 5:35 PM
Another member posted a link to this, over on the Sims Daily Forum, in their "Shiny" section. So very glad that they did! This is absolutely beautiful, and is going into my game today. Will be the perfect world for the new Pets EP. Thanks for creating and sharing with all of us.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 10th Oct 2011 at 5:36 PM
Thank you for your work. Most comments have already stated the beauty and detail and unodubtedly, long work invested in your new world (I know how long can take to make only ONE building). I can only add my admiration for the consistency and "togetherness" of all of it. I'm fully prepared to enjoy it.
Forum Resident
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#25 Old 10th Oct 2011 at 5:53 PM
I was in the process of customizing a world but now I'm second guessing that when I can just play in your beautiful world! I'm incredibly excited to try it out. Geez, why do I have to go to work today? lol Nice job Miuki!
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