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Beautiful Brighter Blue Tropical Water

by Claeric Posted 4th Feb 2010 at 9:16 PM
42 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 4 Thanks Posts
The water in The Sims 3 looks pretty ok. Right? Nice and blue and beautiful.

But...uh...seeing this might ruin it for you, because ever since making this I am unable to go back. Compared I think the original water looks horrible and polluted.

This here is a mod to turn THIS:

Into THIS:

It's a package file, so all you have to do is toss it in your downloads, and BAM! Instant prettier water.

In every single world! (Except those that already have their own custom water color).

What? Custom water color in an individual world? That's right! You might like this water color, but might not want it for a forest world, or something like that. What are you to do? Well, I included a zip file with all the ini files, ready to use, and a link to the tutorial on how to apply them to a single world. If you do this, you can have this water in one world, but default in all the others. Not recommended for beginners, though. Only download this zip if you intend on trying to add the effect to a single world.

Things to note:
-This affects ponds, too. Ponds and the ocean are all the same water.
-This does not in any way affect pools, bathtubs, etc. It's just the sea and ponds/rivers.

Have fun. :D

Additional Credits:
KiwiTea fo Nua Simoa, the perfect world to show this off :p

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 2.3.3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date

Size: 2.2 KB · Downloads: 5,009 · 4th Feb 2010
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Size: 874 Bytes · Downloads: 17,035 · 4th Feb 2010
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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
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Field Researcher
#26 Old 11th Feb 2010 at 8:52 PM
Yes! that is the gorgeous bright blue color of the tropical islands. :D

Test Subject
#27 Old 11th Feb 2010 at 9:40 PM
Aw, it's so pretty. <3 Though it looks a little weird in ponds. XD Is there a tutorial knocking around somewhere on how to do this? I kinda want to make a murky brownish looking water for a post apocalyptic world. :3

Edit: Oh, wait, never mind, I found it. :D
Field Researcher
#28 Old 12th Feb 2010 at 3:43 PM
How did I miss this? It's beautiful!! I can't wait to see how this looks in my world! and congrats on making that mod list thing

~ Nyn ~
Test Subject
#29 Old 27th Feb 2010 at 5:05 AM
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#30 Old 7th Apr 2010 at 12:10 PM
Wow this is beautiful!
Can you by any chance tell me where I can find the neighbourhood/world that you've used too? It's absolutely gorgeous and I must have it along with your mod!

Test Subject
#31 Old 3rd May 2010 at 4:44 AM
and where do you download worlds from?
Test Subject
#32 Old 25th May 2010 at 5:35 PM
hello Claeric and downloaded your mod and install it in my game when I enter the game change the water color world I have the sims 3 sims 3 adventures and the high end loft Updated stuff with the mod is 1.11 with this update? ? or does the mod does not work with the two expansions of the game?
Test Subject
#33 Old 28th Jun 2010 at 10:40 AM
Thanks, this was what Niua simoa was missing
#34 Old 30th Sep 2010 at 9:25 PM
THANKS A BUNCH! it´s perfect!
Test Subject
6th Dec 2010 at 9:52 PM
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Test Subject
#35 Old 6th Dec 2010 at 9:54 PM
This doesn't work in Bridgeport... at least not for me. Is anyone else experiencing similar problems, or is it working for you?
#36 Old 8th Dec 2010 at 8:55 AM Last edited by FalseZen : 15th Dec 2010 at 9:50 PM.
Nope, didn't work for me in Bridgeport. I think the water is just to dark for this mod to help.

It works fine in Sunny though.
Test Subject
#37 Old 22nd Oct 2011 at 12:51 PM
Sweet.... thank you!
Test Subject
#38 Old 1st Nov 2011 at 3:43 PM
This will look so very beautiful in the world i am working on, thank you dear
Test Subject
#39 Old 15th Sep 2012 at 11:54 AM
what expansion pack neighbourhoods does this not work in? or should it work with all of them?
Test Subject
#40 Old 21st Dec 2012 at 6:13 PM
anybody considering an update for the 1.42 patch?
#41 Old 7th Oct 2013 at 1:38 AM
I can't believe I'm saying this to someone who was very, VERY rude to me on the MATY forums, and hurled unwarranted profanity and insults at me, but... thanks.
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