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Greymont Bay Matching Terrain Paints

by heaven Posted 17th Oct 2019 at 3:03 PM
7 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
Creating a world often means using terrain textures that aren't the default EA provides (I mean, why would you limit yourself like that?!? ) but then when you get your world in-game, suddenly you find that you can't make things match. And, for people like myself who like things to match, this is a huge dilemma. To avoid this problem in my own world, I have created matching in-game terrain paints that will blend nicely with the paints used in CAW. All paints have been properly sized so their in-game version is the same scale as the CAW version, with the exception of the Sidewalk Half-Size which is...well, half-size should you want a smaller, 1-tile square of the sidewalk.

All paints are base game compatible and found in Build Mode > Terrain Paints > Stones and Pavers.
  • Matching Sidewalk Normal, Offset X, and Offset Y look very similar. This is intentional. Offset X is, well, offset, 1 tile on the x-axis, while Offset Y is 1 tile on the y-axis. This means that for lots where the Normal paint will not line up properly, using the correct Offset paint will create a seamless look.
  • Bridgeport base and Bridgeport detail are both paints that were used in the Bridgeport world but never had a matching paint for in-game. I happened to use both those paints for my world and wanted matching version that was scaled for lots.

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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.).


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#2 Old 17th Oct 2019 at 7:44 PM
This is nice to have a terrain that matches the sidewalk tiles in game. Thank you.
Inventor
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#3 Old 17th Oct 2019 at 8:04 PM
Oh my word, Thank you! The sidewalk terrain paints are perfect, just what I needed
Mad Poster
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#4 Old 17th Oct 2019 at 8:07 PM
Those sidewalk tiles wouldn't happen to match those in other worlds would they? Ones I have now only come in one size and offset.
Test Subject
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#5 Old 18th Oct 2019 at 3:13 PM
A million thank yous from me! I've played the Sims 3 for years and always hated that there were never any terrains to match the sidewalks! I am one happy Sims 3 player now!
Test Subject
#6 Old 19th Oct 2019 at 2:14 AM
How close is Greymont Bay to being finished? These screenshots look great and they're not even meant to show off the world! I haven't seen you mention it, but I'm assuming it will be available to download?

(I know this is probably not the place to ask this but I have no idea where else to ask??)
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 21st Oct 2019 at 7:15 PM
Excellent! Especially the offset ones, I've wanted that so often! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 11th Jul 2020 at 7:05 AM
Hey Heaven! I'm trying to figure out how to do the same thing for custom terrains I've made for my world. Where can I find information about the appropriate scale for the textures for use in-game? Thanks so much!