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Woodshore: A lovely little oceanside town in a nature rich environment

by rosydear Posted 28th Oct 2020 at 12:00 PM - Updated 30th Oct 2020 at 5:28 PM by rosydear
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Description
Woodshore is a quaint town near the ocean.
It is surrounded by natures beauty: In the east the ocean and in the west a flourishing forest.
The town may be small, but it surely does not lack facilities.
It has everything you could wish for and more, homes, workplaces, restaurants and a national park.

There are many bookshops, let's just say the people went a bit crazy with reading?
Have you discovered the secret spots?
Perhaps you noticed the hangout in the park where recently the campfire got a little bit...out of hand.
Or where you a real detective and did you find the hidden tomb?

Notes
The idea of the town formed from the ocean landscape and natural dunes in the Netherlands.
I always thought it would be neat to have a wild natural area to have picnics in.
There are many Easter eggs and treasures hidden in this town.
One in particular is the hidden tomb, I spend many hours perfecting it and would love to hear what you think about it. If you manage to find it?

I've tried to be creative when it come to the architecture, to show the weird and crazy ways you can built houses in the Sims.
I've also tried to make the backstories of the population interesting and not too stereotyped.
I strive for inclusion, even in The Sims, and have chosen to create non-traditional families and Sims with genetic disorders.

- Map Size: Small

- Populated: Yes. To include the population, download and unzip the Woodshore population file and put the folder in your Saved folder. I highly recommend it, because the houses and building have backstories linked to the population.

- Spawn Points: There are spawn points for fish/birds/butterflies/rodents/gems/metal/junkyard/beach bottles/seashells. I believe I?ve used slightly more spawn points than EA, I enjoy the added realism the birds and butterflies provide. They are proper and logically distributed.

- Tomb: Yes! There is a tomb! Making this was hard, but I had so much fun figuring it all out. The story behind the tomb is based on an old legend from my country, I hope you find it and like it!

- Routing Info: The camera and sim routing is limited to the edge of the woods surrounding the town. With small exceptions for those who enjoy a walk in the woods. Since the map is small the edges are visible when in town view and completely zoomed out, since the world is too small to fit one of CAW distant terrain.

- Layering: 8 layers including the Global Layer

- Patch Level: 1.67

- Textures: 5 textures

- CC: Required but not included, the hospital rug by Jynx (see rabbitholes)

- Effects: I have used surf effects in the ocean, seagulls, birds and the lighthousefx effect for the lightbeam.

- EPs Required: All EPs (WA, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations, Pets, Showtime, Supernatural, Seasons, University Life, Island Paradise, Into the Future).

- Lots: There are a total of 62 lots, of which 33 residential and 29 community lots.

- Residential: There are 33 lots of varying sizes, luxury and style. Because I love the idea of apartments above shops there are a few apartments with rabbitholes beneath them/on the property. If you don't like this, simply change the lot type to visitors allowed and it will no longer be a residential lot.
The residential lots are furnished in different styles depending on how I envisioned the owners. There are also some fixer-uppers, starter homes, an abandoned shack, trailer park and two empty lots for your own creations. For the perceptive ones under us, there are a few references processed in lots and descriptions. Let me know if you've found them!

- Rabbitholes:
Required but not included. Although you could play without (it's only for the hospital rug). I have used Jynx's Rabbit Holes for Residential Lots. You can find it here:
http://modthesims.info/d/411270/jyn...ntial-lots.html

Download, unzip and place the folder in your Mods folder. If you do not have one, follow these instructions: http://modthesims.info/wiki.php?tit...Setup_and_Files

- Aside from the working rabbitholes and community lots, the world also contains a non-functional pet shop, clothing shop, toy shop, general store, community centre and launderette.

Community Lots

Lot Name - Lot Address - Lot Size - Lot Assignment - Rabbithole - Lot Description

Gin, Rum and the salty sea 50x48 Local watering hole ? The local watering hole, drink & pool

Beach 46x53 Beach

Supervised beach 38x35 Beach

'Free Willy' Marine Lab 40x27 On this prime location near the ocean they do extensive research on corals, plants fish and..mermaids?

Beach Plaza Coffee & Kiosk 16x18 For a fresh cup and a newspaper before a nice swim or a bake on the beach (don?t forget the sun lotion!)

Sea sight private parking lot 48x23 You know? for those that don't make the cut and can't park on the ground level of Sea sight.

Barnes Beach Loot 31x30 Consignment store Barnes Senior is long gone. However, his son Jared has taken over the family business... and the family secret?

Hueber Associates & Kim Gould?s Steakhouse Mainstreet 1 41x21 Apartment Business & Restaurant The liveliest street in the town! Or not... Just an office building and a steakhouse. Three guesses where the annual office party is located this year...

The Cinema, Van Gould Merchant house & Cafe Mainstreet 2 35x27 Apartment Business, Cinema & Restaurant The cinema! For all those uncomfortable first dates. Also, the merchant house and a caf?.

Woodshore memorial grounds 29x36 Mausoleum A peaceful rest place for your loved ones... and vampires...loads of vampires.

Mike's Corner store & Billy's petstore. Mainstreet 4 20x21 Residential Grocery store Mike's Corner store & Billy's petstore. For food, for you and your animal.

'Letters in paper' bookstore & The library, Mainstreet 6 26x13 Library 'Letters in paper' bookstore & The library, the refuge for the curious and the lonely.

Paper and Ink & Willie's supermarket, 'sniffles and snufflings' Mainstreet 8 19x27 Apartment Book store & Grocery store Ah yes.. yet another bookstore! 'Paper and ink'. Next door you can find Willie's supermarket, which hasn't been doing well since the megamarkt popped up. then there is the 'sniffles and snufflings' store for all peculair products...

Papers & Letters , the Bistro Main street 7 25x16 Book store & restaurant 'Papers & letters' the competing bookstore. What is better? Letters on papers of papers and letters? If you can't decide, there is stull the bistro next door, for lunch while you think about it.

The doctors office Mainstreet 9 21x16 Jynx's Hospital Rug The doctors office, for all your ails and pains.

The Community centre 19x24 lovely place for the community to come together. Includes the town stage, which currently has a show in progress about Cybermen & the Doctor. For our younglings there is the daycarecenter, conveniently close to the school. There is also a wide variety of workshops available, from politics and budgeting to arts & crafts.

Woodshore Townhall 36x27 City hall, police station & Military For all your birth certificates, diploma's, marriage licenses, divorce papers and well... death certificates. Life's full circle.

The Seacost Secondary School 64x64 School & Stadium A yes... prison.. Uhm,.. I mean educational institution of course...

Small Park 22x18 Small Park

The Army Academy 42x40 The army base, for the army and the unruly kids.

The Lab and Office buildings 50x34 Lab, business centre The local science lab... Hopefully no gateway to another dimension here?

The Science labs parking lot 51x23 No description needed. Just cars

The Dump 34x18 Ahhh... yes, home sweet home, the dump. Right where I belong.

'Phil her up' & Sam's diner 23x25 Diner The local gas station owned by Phil and a dingy diner run by his partner Sam. Looking for snacks for a roadtrip, a runaway teen or gas? You have come to the right place!

The Fire Station 32x23 Fire station Fire? No problem. Kitten stuck in tree? That's what we're here for. Gasleak? Run.

Equitibus Horse Ranch 42x38 Horse ranch Horses, horses, horses, horses, horses, horses, horses, horses, horses, horses, horses, horses, horses, horses, hay

The Picnic grounds 14x14 Snacks baby, snacks.

The Hidden campsite 22x24 Caravan Ssshhhhh...

Cheerio campsite 17x17 Fancy a night under the stars? In nature itself? Bugged by mosquitoes and your snoring partner? Come to Cheerio campsite!

The pond 37x42 No, not Amy

Fountain Park 26x21 A lovely park for the locals. Come play chess, barbecue or play on the playground!



Residential Lots

Lot Name - Lot Address - Lot Size - Lot Assignment - Rabbithole - Lot Description

Seastar cottage 16x18 Res Style: Nautical! 1 Bedroom 1 bathroom

Sea Sight Condo's 59x26 Apartment Beautiful (and expensive!) condo's with a view of the sea. It is rumoured that Paris Hilton owns the entire fourth floor... just for her clothes...

Old Arch lane 2 9x12 Res Style: abandoned. 1 Bedroom 1 bathroom

Old Arch lane 1 9x14 Res Style: as cheap as possible, but good for a starter. 1 Bedroom 1 bathroom

Old Arch lane 3 9x14 Res Style: Old fashioned 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Mainstreet 2 Mainstreet 2 35x27 Apartment Business & Restaurant Style: standard. 1 Bedroom 1 1/2 bathroom

Mainstreet 1 Mainstreet 1 41x21 Apartment Business & restaurant Style: Mediterranean. 2 Bedrooms with 1 crib, 1 1/2 bathrooms.

Mainstreet 3 Mainstreet 3 20x16 Apartment Apartment, Style: modern. 1 Bedroom 1 bathroom

Mainstreet 4 Mainstreet 4 20x21 Apartment Grocery store Style: Cheap but ok. 2 Bedrooms with a crib 1 bathroom. For parents and their baby.

Mainstreet 5 Mainstreet 5 19x17 Apartment Apartment. Style: artsy, colourful. 1 Bedroom 1 bathroom

Maple lane 1, 2 3 6, 7 & 8 41x33 Apartment Style: outdated .2 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms. House number 2: Style: grandma. 2 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms

Maple lane 9 36x26 Res Style: 80s. 4 Bedrooms 1 bathroom

Maple lane 10 26x23 Res Style: Grandma. 1 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom

Maple lane 5 20x21 Res Style: fancy cute. 3 Bedrooms with a crib, 1 1/2 bathrooms

Maple lane 4 24x20 Res Style: country. 3 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms. With one bedrooms for your wizard nephew Harry or maybe a nasty in-law

Academy street 1, 2 & 3 24x22 Apartment Style: Fresh. 2 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms

Academy street 4, 5 & 6 24x22 Apartment Style: Fresh. 2 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms

Mainstreet 8 19x27 Apartment Grocery store, book store & consignment store Style: Old Victorian. 1 Bedroom 1 bathroom

Mainstreet 10 46x26 Apartment Style: grandma. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom.

Oak Drive 7 22x26 Res Style: hip. 2 Bedrooms 2 bathrooms

Oak Drive 6 22x26 Res Style: empty. 2 Bedrooms 2 bathrooms

Oak Drive 5 22x26 Res Style: standard. 2 Bedrooms 2 bathrooms

Oak Drive 2 22x26 Res Style: empty. 2 Bedrooms 2 bathrooms

Oak Drive 4 23x26 Res Style: Strange. 2 Bedrooms 1 bathrooms

Oak Drive 1 22x26 Res Style: standard. 2 Bedrooms 2 bathroom

Woodlane 3 16x20 Res Style: warm. 2 Bedrooms with a crib, 1 bathroom

Drivers run Woodlane 4 40x31 Res A nice ranch on the outside of the town. Style: country. 2 Bedrooms with 1 crib, 1 bathroom

Woodlane 2 14x18 Res Style mediteranian. 2 Bedrooms with a crib, 1 bathroom.

Woodlane 1 20x18 Res Style: cozy. 1 Bedroom 1 bathroom

Old cabin down the road 33x37 Res Style: cabin. 1 Bedroom, 1 bathroom

The Hidden campsite 22x24 Res Sshhh...

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Sims 3 World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Pets Showtime Supernatural Seasons University Life Island Paradise Into the Future + 9 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Woodshore Population V7.sims3.zip

Size: 28.27 MB · Downloads: 2,023 · 30th Oct 2020
28.27 MB 2,023 30th Oct 2020
World Woodshore Version 6.zip

Size: 20.35 MB · Downloads: 1,466 · 28th Oct 2020
20.35 MB 1,466 28th Oct 2020
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 28th Oct 2020 at 7:12 PM
Het ziet er geweldig uit. Vooral omdat je geïnspireerd bent door de Nederlandse kust! Ik zal je wereld en de populatie zeker downloaden. Bedankt voor het delen!

(It looks great. Especially because you are inspired by the Dutch coast! I will definitely download your world and population. Thanks for sharing!)

Happy-Go-Lucky
Test Subject
#3 Old 28th Oct 2020 at 10:17 PM
Please upload the woodshore Population V7 in a zip file. I cant open the rar-file. Thank you
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#4 Old 29th Oct 2020 at 11:17 PM
Thanks! This is a very charming little world!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#5 Old 30th Oct 2020 at 4:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Manna2710
Het ziet er geweldig uit. Vooral omdat je geïnspireerd bent door de Nederlandse kust! Ik zal je wereld en de populatie zeker downloaden. Bedankt voor het delen!

(It looks great. Especially because you are inspired by the Dutch coast! I will definitely download your world and population. Thanks for sharing!)

Thanks! Ik heb er hard aan gewerkt, en hoop dat je het wat vind!
Test Subject
Original Poster
#6 Old 30th Oct 2020 at 5:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michi13741
Please upload the woodshore Population V7 in a zip file. I cant open the rar-file. Thank you

I changed it to zip!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#7 Old 30th Oct 2020 at 6:21 PM
Awesome small village by the shore. I must have this one. Thank you.
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 30th Oct 2020 at 9:02 PM
This looks quite nice love the large beach and dunes

Thanks !
Test Subject
#9 Old 31st Oct 2020 at 9:45 PM Last edited by 44candycane : 31st Oct 2020 at 10:21 PM.
i want this world bad, i downloaded the populated zip file, did all that right and put in my saves and world not showing up, any advice please?
Test Subject
#10 Old 1st Nov 2020 at 2:48 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by 44candycane
i want this world bad, i downloaded the populated zip file, did all that right and put in my saves and world not showing up, any advice please?


You have to download both zip files.
You have only downloaded the save (population) file, the other one has the actual world in it - which you need to install in order for the save file to work.
Test Subject
#11 Old 1st Nov 2020 at 3:00 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kaztomp
You have to download both zip files.
You have only downloaded the save (population) file, the other one has the actual world in it - which you need to install in order for the save file to work.

Thank you so much, i will try it
Test Subject
#12 Old 3rd Nov 2020 at 1:18 AM
My sim wasn't able to access the bookstore but once I went in to edit town I was able to remove the two potted planters and it was fine.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#13 Old 4th Nov 2020 at 8:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikazukiChu
My sim wasn't able to access the bookstore but once I went in to edit town I was able to remove the two potted planters and it was fine.

Thank you for your feedback! It's greatly appreciated!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#14 Old 13th Nov 2020 at 5:54 PM
This is so cute! When I looked through your screenshots I immediately wanted to explore your world myself. <3
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 13th Nov 2020 at 6:44 PM
So it looks like the population file won't work without all the stuff packs? I get a pop-up stating "Cannot load this save game. It may have been saved with expansion pack data that is no longer present on this system."

I didn't notice the stuff packs listed at first, I do have all EPs and three SPs. So are the SPs need for more than just items?

The world itself works fine for me and is quite charming!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#16 Old 18th Dec 2020 at 11:57 AM
Great job on this world! Though, there are some issues I've noticed while playing.

The first one is that you have to remember to lock your door if you live in an apartment building, because the game always adds enough roommates to make a full 8 Sim household even if there aren't enough apartments for them. If you don't lock your doors, these annoying roommates are going to enter your apartment and use your furniture, eat your food, etc.

The second one is about the hidden tomb. You have to sell and buy the bookcase door again, because otherwise Sims can't go through it. Aside from that, it has a good layout and interesting story. I didn't notice any other problems.
Test Subject
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#17 Old 8th Apr 2021 at 3:49 AM
Obrigada! Mundo muito bonito.