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Hylewood Edit (Small World)

by Fluse Posted 17th Apr 2019 at 1:06 PM - Updated 17th Apr 2019 at 4:21 PM by Fluse
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Hello everyone This is my first upload and I hope, I've done it correctly.
(*edit: nope, I have not xD Third times it had to be checked. I would've already lost my head if it wasn't glued to my neck^^).

I have been falling in love with Nilxis world Hylewood:

Other Pictures of Hylewood:

But soon I realised, that the tiny map is too tiny for my needs. So in CAW I decided to export Hylewood to a small map.
You can read about the CAW-Torture here, if you want to know how I managed to make it working ->
Maybe it helps for your project, too.
I thought about whether I should share it or not, because I don't wanna "steal" anything from someone. It's important to me, that it's clear that this world was originally made by Nilxis, it functions as a base for my edit and he kindly allowed me to upload my expanded version here on MTS.
You DON'T need Nilxis original world to play in any of my versions and in fact it conflicts with his original Hylewood!
(As I think about it now... because I used a new map (see Technical Info) , it probably won't conflict with the original world, but I haven't tested it^^ dammit. why is this stuff so complicated xD)

In the end I came to the conclusion, that I'd love to give something to you nice people back.
So... thanks to all dear creators, builders, modders and meshers, to all who just read, clicking the thank-you-buttons, to those who help people find stuff or help with caw/ingame problems <3
But enough blahblah for now - I am sure, you want to check out the world ^^

IMPORTANT - Custom Content
I used a bit custom content which is NOT included (but also not necessarily required).
1) I used Grande Lamas CAW Sidewalk Curbs. I recommend downloading them if you want to play either in the Full-Version or the No-IP-Version (see below: which file to download). You can get them here:
They are not required If you do not download them, they just won't show up in game - that will cause NO (routing) problems and it won't look odd - or let's say it will look more EA-ish^^
2) The original Hylewood comes with a lot if Nilxis' specifically for this world created Plant-Recolors. I kept most of them, but replaced his Boxwood Recolor with one of Sweetdevil Sims' Recolors (Dark Withered) :
You do NOT have to download it from her page, I have asked her if she's fine with me including the recolor and it's alright - so it's already included
3) This is just a recommendation: Originally Nilxis Lighting Mod for Hylewood is included in his world. But when you export a world from CAW all the weather files disappear and I decided to not put them back in case someone wants to use another Lighting Mod. If you want to give Nilxis Hylewood Lighting Mod a try - which I totally recommend, because it fits the world perfectly - you can download it here :
There are listed some Weather Files for different worlds - but there is written Hylewood on one, you can't miss it. Just click on it! I recommend putting the package file in your override folder. (You can ignore the other files, it's just the package file you need.)

Finally - What Do You Get:
You can download 1 of 3 versions (or all, if you want ^^) of a nice and cute autumn-y world, which is on a Small Map. But you can only have one world at a time in the game, not all at once

42 lots in total - if you download the No-Diving-Spot-Version then 41 lots. 19 (+Diving Spot) community lots and 22 residential. But you can change that as you wish, because those lots are NOT filled. This world comes EMPTY.
The lot sizes are sometimes very odd - I wanted to use every bit^^
There is one lot (18. Old Bridge - 8x28) which leads over the small river. I have built a bridge for this lot, if you like you can look at the pictures and download it in the first comment (:

Some Lot Details (I hope it's not too messy):
01) Aspen Island 1 - 25x50 - View 10 - Water Access
02) Aspen Island 2 - 20x30 - View 10 - Water Access
03) Aspen Island 3 - 20x30 - View 15 - Water Access
04) Aspen Island 4 - 30x20 - View 15
05) Beachfront Street 1 - 20x30 - View 10
06) Beachfront Street 2 - 40x40 - View 10
07) Beachfront Street 3 - 22x20
08) Beachfront Street 4 - 22x22
09) Beachfront Street 5 - 30x30 - View 20 - Water Access
10) Beachfront Street 6 - 14x21
11) Beachfront Street 7 - 12x21
12) Beachfront Street 8 - 12x21
13) Beachfront Street 9 - 12x21
14) Arbor Trail 1 - 30x30
15) Arbor Trail 2 - 20x20
16) Arbor Trail 3 - 20x20
17) Arbor Trail 4 - 20x12 - View 10
18) Old Bridge - 8x28 - View 10 - Water Access (River)
19) Dendron Path 1 - 30x12 - View 5 - Water Access
20) Dendron Path 2 - 30x15 - View 5 - Water Access
21) Dendron Path 3 - 30x12 - View 5 - Water Access
22) Dendron Path 4 - 40x60 - View 20 - Water Access
23) Dendron Path 5 - 20x30 - View 5 - Water Access
24) Cottonwood Road 1 - 26x20
25) Cottonwood Road 2 - 24x12
26) Cottonwood Road 3 - 16x16
27) Cottonwood Road 4 - 24x20
28) Cottonwood Road 5 - 24x30
29) Cottonwood Road 6 - 60x30 - View 15 - Water Access
30) Cottonwood Road 7 - 24x30
31) Cottonwood Road 8 - 24x13
32) Cottonwood Road 9 - 24x12
33) Pine Tree Street 1 - 60x50
34) Pine Tree Street 2 - 60x60
35) Pine Tree Street 3 - 60x60
36) Aspen Slope 1 - 25x50 - Water Access
37) Aspen Slope 2 - 25x50 - Water Access
38) Waterfall Beach 1 - 20x10
39) Waterfall Beach 2 - 30x15 - Water Access
40) Cottonwood Beach 1 - 12x25 - Water Access
41) Cottonwood Beach 2 - 12x25 - Water Access
42) Rocky Reef - 60x60 - Diving Area

Which File to download

Choose only ONE version at a time. You cannot have all of them at the same time in your game

Full Version : - One Diving Spot PLUS the caw layer for the curbs (Grande Lamas CAW Curbs are not included)

No IP : - NO Diving Spot and NO Shell Spawners, BUT the caw layer for the curbs is still there (Grande Lamas CAW Curbs are not included)

Lite Version : NO Diving Spot, NO Shell Spawners and I deleted the curb layer That means, if you download this version, the curbs won't show up, although you might have Grande Lamas CAW Curbs installed

I made a Pack and a Package version of each world-version, choose one

Technical Infos:

Originally Nilxis used 16 terrain paint layers, I think... Because I had to import everything to a new map, I had to remake the paint layers. There are now 15 in total. And as the original Hylewood there are more than 8 paints per chunk. But I have had no problems, when I tested in game. When I first started Sims 3, the loading time was between 15 and 30 seconds. When I reloaded from Main Menu, it took 2 to 5 seconds^^
I also had to remake all the roads and I was able to export most of the original Hylewood textures, but I used the original EA sidewalk instead of Nilxis'.

There is a huuuuuge amount of plants (over 9300), but I took care that they are all in one layer! I took also care of the global layer being empty! I don't know how well it will run on a not-so-good-computer because of all the trees. But it's a small world and I spend 3 days doing the routing as good as possible. So hopefully everthing is fine ^^

I placed some additional effects (fireflies 5x, cat eyes 2x) and Nilxis already had a bunch of river/waterfall effects and some geese/bird effects in that world.

Spawners: I took mostly only ONE from every Basegame Spawner. I placed the Gem Spawner from Ambitions and 2 Gem Spawners from Late Night (Vampire Eye and the Metal Spawners) , also 4 Shell Spawners from Island Paradise and one from every Small Pet Spawner from Pets EP. I also used 4 or 5 Flower Spawners from Seasons.
For me, I like it to explore Spawn Points in new worlds on my own, but if someone if interested which Spawner is where to find just leave a comment and I will work out a map

There are 9+1 Layers: Global Layer, Distant Terrain, Plants, Effects, Objects, Lights, Rocks, Spawner, Lots + Grande Lamas Curbs

WA, Ambitions, Pets, Supernatural, Late Night and Seasons are required
Just like Nilxis original world - without them the world might be even unplayable. IP is just for the diving lot - and shell spawners - required. If you download the Lite Version, you do NOT need Island Paradies.

About the Routing:
Because there are a lot of plants, I had to be really careful so no sim/pet will get stuck between them. But there are many paths between all those trees/plants, so sims will find a way through the jungle^^ In general sims cannot walk on the hills which are surrounding the island and in really dense vegetation and they can't walk on some small islands.
If you don't want your sims to use water taxis or route/spawn on the smaller island with the 4 lots, just set them to "visitors not allowed".
I painted No-Camera-Routing in the edges of the map so the camera should not get "stuck" there.

Known Issues:
There is only one issue I know of: The snow texture looks on the beach lots really ugly (screenshots). I tried a lot of different things to make it work, but either I made it worse, or it just didn't improve. But I saw this issue also in original EA worlds... what a shame, it's really sad that beach lots break the snow texture ):
Edit 17.04. : I forgot to mention, that you still can see the distant terrain patch - like in the original hylewood. Personally i don't care and it isn't bad for gameplay^^

If there are questions or if you want to say something, just leave a comment

Additional Credits:
Last but not least:

A huge Thank You to Nilxis, who created this masterpiece in the first place, who was so kind and shared his CAW files. Without him my edit wouldn't have been possible - obviously^^ And he encouraged me to share it with you!

Another special thank you to Sweetdevil Sims for creating those nice boxwood recolors and allowing me to share it with all of you.

And thank you to Grande Lama for his curbs - they are so cool. Those stupid roads don't look flat anymore^^

AND thank you again, fellow simmers (and not simmers^^). For just being here and trying to be a decent human being!

Edit 17.04.: Thank You to the moderators who were so kind and patient with me <3

...well, okay... and thank you EA for sims 3... which does not run properly without mods... but hey, thanks non the less^^

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 Pets Supernatural Seasons Island Paradise
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PACKAGE_Hylewood_EDIT_LITE.rar | NO Layer For Grande Lamas Curbs &amp; NO Diving Area as PACKAGE File

Size: 26.02 MB · Downloads: 400 · 17th Apr 2019
26.02 MB 400 17th Apr 2019
PACKAGE_Hylewood_EDIT_NoIP.rar | Layer For Grande Lamas Curbs &amp; NO Diving Area as PACKAGE File

Size: 25.86 MB · Downloads: 280 · 17th Apr 2019
25.86 MB 280 17th Apr 2019
PACKAGE_Hylewood_EDIT_FULL.rar | Layer For Grande Lamas Curbs &amp; Diving Area as PACKAGE File

Size: 25.82 MB · Downloads: 783 · 17th Apr 2019
25.82 MB 783 17th Apr 2019
PACK_Hylewood_EDIT_LITE.rar | NO Layer For Grande Lamas Curbs &amp; NO Diving Area as PACK File

Size: 25.78 MB · Downloads: 355 · 17th Apr 2019
25.78 MB 355 17th Apr 2019
PACK_Hylewood_EDIT_NoIP.rar | Layer For Grande Lamas Curbs &amp; NO Diving Area as PACK File

Size: 26.12 MB · Downloads: 288 · 17th Apr 2019
26.12 MB 288 17th Apr 2019
PACK_Hylewood_EDIT_FULL.rar | Layer For Grande Lamas Curbs &amp; Diving Area as PACK File

Size: 26.12 MB · Downloads: 1,889 · 17th Apr 2019
26.12 MB 1,889 17th Apr 2019
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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 17th Apr 2019 at 3:38 PM Last edited by Fluse : 17th Apr 2019 at 4:06 PM.
Unfortunatley, I don't know how to upload images here in the comments section (edit: i am stupid, nvm xD)
There is the Library File in the rar file. You have to put the package into in the library folder in your sims 3 folder^^ but i bet you know that.
I build it in a new opened world, where I have never been in the live mode. After i saved it to the library i tested it in live mode, everything works fine.
This bridge is just a base (so you don't have to fight with constrain floor elevation), the lot is not decorated or anything, because I want you to get creative (:
I don't know your taste, so decoration is up to you!
You need the pets expansion, but you need it anyways for the world to run.

If there are any question or if something isn't working as it should, you can ask of course (:
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar HylewoodRiverBridge_Library.rar (419.4 KB, 151 downloads)
Test Subject
#3 Old 17th Apr 2019 at 7:21 PM
Bravo! et merci!
Test Subject
#4 Old 18th Apr 2019 at 12:46 AM
Absolutely lovely, thank you ! !
Field Researcher
#5 Old 18th Apr 2019 at 12:12 PM
Great job and congrats on your first upload!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#6 Old 18th Apr 2019 at 12:21 PM
Thank you everyone! I hope you have fun playing in it
This is so exciting^^
#7 Old 20th Apr 2019 at 10:22 PM
I collect beautiful empty worlds. I love this.
Test Subject
#8 Old 2nd May 2019 at 12:39 AM
I downloaded Nilxis' version ages ago and I really liked it. Your version suits me even better because I love tiny maps, thanks for your efforts
Mad Poster
#9 Old 11th Jun 2019 at 5:30 AM
Thank you so much for this. I love Hylewood but it was tiny and always ran out of space! I'm currently in the process of building here
Test Subject
#10 Old 26th Jul 2019 at 6:19 PM
Pretty decent. It looks a little weird in the corners of the world cause land isn't usually a 90* angle and beaches aren't usually super round. My question is how you got the water to look so good in some of the screenshots.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#11 Old 29th Jul 2019 at 3:58 PM
Originally Posted by Trash_45678
Pretty decent. It looks a little weird in the corners of the world cause land isn't usually a 90* angle and beaches aren't usually super round. My question is how you got the water to look so good in some of the screenshots.

Thank you for your feedback. I've often tried to build a world from scratch, but i suck at terrain-sculpting, especially creating beach areas, I also wasn't that much satisfied with my version of the "hills" around the island. Nilxis did a perfect job when he created the rocks and hills, and I tried to recreate it, but I think I am better at decorating and planting trees^^
To answer your question: I took those screenshots without ANY mods in game. But ALL my graphics settings are set to the highest possible!
Test Subject
#12 Old 19th Aug 2021 at 4:25 AM
So where do i put the .world file? I cant figure it out :/
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 24th Aug 2021 at 11:13 AM
sorry for the late reply, I wasn't active on here the last few months ):
You have to go on the hard disk you installed sims 3, e.g. for me it's D - then Electronic Arts -> The Sims 3 -> GameData -> Shared -> NonPackaged -> Worlds
If you are right, there is already Sunset Valley in this folder. Just copy/extract Hylewood (in package/world format) into the Worlds folder.
I hope this helps!