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Featured upload! Cronor

by CroNor Posted 30th Oct 2018 at 9:13 PM - Updated 3rd Nov 2018 at 9:19 PM by CroNor : Typos and tags...
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


Welcome to Cronor

...the beautiful forest, mountain meadows and crystal clear lakes invite you to hours of walking. Majestic trees and a rich variety of beautiful and rare flowers make the area most attractive for nature lovers and families alike... Agreed, this is not something you would write in an advertisement about Cronor. But if you enjoy greenery you might like the local water. Why would someone visit such a dreary place voluntarily anyway? Well, it's the very kingdom of science with several breakthroughs in various fields of research. Some other breakthroughs, too, but we don't want to talk about them right now. But scientific progress with it's advantages is not the only thing you will find in Cronor. Except for the obvious lack of nature Cronor has everything you could possibly need. Or don't need right now. It seems Interstellar Police don't have such a keen eye on this place. Or maybe it's that your travel pass has expired and you just can't get the local authorities to renew it. So whatever reason you have to be here, welcome to Cronor!



World Details

Population: unpopulated
Size: 1024x1024 - medium
World Type: Base (suburban)
Number of community lots: 17 (plus 2 rabbitholes off-lot)
Number of residental lots: 14
File size: ca. 52 MB

Number of layers: 9 plus Global Layer
Number of terrain textures: 21, on some chunks we used more than the recommended 8 per chunk but that shouldn’t be a problem
Most parts of the islands are routable, only steep slopes are not accessible for sims. Non-camera routing was not applied. Due to recent instabilities Cronor Council strongly advises not to leave your cars while on Cronor Crescent. (In fact, we made the area unroutable except for the road to keep your sims away from the hazardous stuff!)

Spawners
If you enjoy playing a gardener then Cronor will be a new challenge. Due to the nature of the world and the small size there are only very few spawners. Maybe take that space ferry and do frequent trips to other planets?
  • One gem and 2 meteor rock spawners from Basegame
  • All metal spawners from Basegame and Late Night
  • Only a very small selection of butterfly and insect spawners
  • A few nanite spawners
  • All fish spawners on lots (except for WA ones)
  • Junk piles on lots
  • Cockroaches and termites
  • All harvestable plants can be found on lots (except for WA ones)




Requirements

Required Expansions: World Adventures, Late Night, Ambitions, Seasons, Showtime, University Life, Into the Future
No store content, no Stuff Packs required
Built on patch level: 1.67.2.024

Required CC
- Jynx’ rabbithole rugs (pets fixed) for stadium, business, journalism, hospital, spa, science, movie theater, bookstore, grocery, police, military, school from here: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=552847, post #6, you only need the basegame ones
- Misty’s rabbithole rugs for bistro (Naughty Sims Asylum, reqistration required) and the Stellar observatory (Sims3legacies: Into The Future Rabbit Hole Rugs)

Optional:
Many of the community lots are combo lots with a specific lot type (e.g. Salon) and a rabbithole rug. The RH rugs overwrite the lot type map tags in these cases. The lots work fine, the specific lot map tags just do not show in map view. If that bothers you this will help: map tag fixes by Don Babilon http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=614360.

Things to note about Cronor
  • The world comes with custom lighting/weather. So if you have a global lighting mod you might want to take it out to see how the island is meant to look.
  • The world contains all career rabbitholes (with the help of rabbithole rugs) except for the Movie Set RH from Late Night.
  • EA tends to spawn collectibles for all EP you have installed. So even if we didn't use any content from Pets, Supernatural, Generations or Island Paradise you might find e.g. small pets in inconvenient places. If you want to prevent small pets from spawning you could try this mod: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=518178
  • You will notice that some objects were placed to create a certain atmosphere. Even if some of the objects are not usable anymore or cause routing tantrums, we left it this way to keep the unique look.
  • On some lots we used garage doors as regular doors. Please keep in mind, that those cannot be opened autonomously by sims! You as a player will have to open and close them manually.
  • Many of the characteristic features of the buildings were achieved with the cfe cheat. For this reason you might encounter ceiling tiles that look like stray tiles, especially if you play with "walls down". Those are ceiling tiles of warped floors and not stray ones.
  • To ensure the unique and grimy look we recoloured everything or used the CaSt-Tool on it. For this reason it may take a while until all textures are loaded. Also loading times when placing sims or loading the game might be a bit longer than usual.
  • For this same reason and the custom weather it is highly recommended to quit the game and reload if you want to switch worlds. Weather or textures may bleed into the next world. It will be ok after saving and reloading. This is not an issue with Cronor but EA default.
  • Snow adds a heavy load on performance. If you have any issues with freezing (of the game, not sims) or crashes during winter, we recommend to switch off snow in the game options.

Credits

A huge Thank You! to Simsmidgen (Simsmidgen.tumblr.com) and attuned for helping and testing and support! Also to Architectural-sims (architectural-sims.tumblr.com), City-Mouse (https://city-mouse.tumblr.com), Dylan-Walsh-Sim (http://dylan-walsh-sim.tumblr.com/), Gaiahypothesims (http://gaiahypothesims.tumblr.com), Maramaja06 (maramaja06.tumblr.com), Mpartsbuilds (mpartsbuilds.tumblr.com) and Nocturnalazure (nocturnalazure.tumblr.com) who tested the world.
Simsmidgen for the wonderful furnishing of the Blue Note and the Rise and Fall.
RamboRocky90 for allowing the use of his fantastic tower as a base: https://www.thesimsresource.com/dow...use/id/1267208/
Decorator's Best Friend by misukisu: http://virtualartisan.blogspot.com/...est-friend.html
NRaas Debug Enabler: https://www.nraas.net/community/DebugEnabler
Velocitygrass' stencil remover: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=478307

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

World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Showtime Seasons University Life Into the Future
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Cronor.zip 41.87 MB 4,203 30th Oct 2018
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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Test Subject
Original Poster
#2 Old 29th Oct 2018 at 10:26 PM

Residential lots

The Sciramid
This dwelling offers so much more than the usual shelter from rain, heat and toxic fumes.

Lot details:
Lot typeResidential
Furnished/ Unfurnished price202578/ 61743
Lot size25x30


Blessed Home, Sweet Home
A comfortable home for aspiring sims. And if life happens, well, there is room for that, too.

Lot details:
Lot typeResidential
Furnished/ Unfurnished price150 606/ 93 795
Lot size25X30


Rise and Fall
Sometimes people make it from the Wasteland to the Upper Platform or so they say. They never really manage to fit in though, bringing their junk with them.

Lot details:
Lot typeResidential
Furnished/ Unfurnished price149 072/ 97 902
Lot size30x25


Botbuilder's Den
You can hear the whirring sounds of screwdrivers almost all day long. Sometimes some other strange noises mingle with it. Just keep moving, don't stop here to listen.

Lot details:
Lot typeResidential
Furnished/ Unfurnished price87 083/ 63 347
Lot size20X12


Painter's Shack
Whoever lived here before seems to have lost at least some of their marbles.

Lot details:
Lot typeResidential
Furnished/ Unfurnished price26 337/ 15 735
Lot size10X10
Screenshots

A group account of Norn and Crowkeeper :)
Test Subject
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#3 Old 29th Oct 2018 at 10:30 PM Last edited by CroNor : 29th Oct 2018 at 10:47 PM.

Community lots

CronART Gallery
Mystic objects from distant pasts, strange vegetation from alien planets - if you're interested in these things, this is the right spot for you!

Lot details:
Lot typeCommunity/ Art Gallery
Furnished/ Unfurnished price193 252/ 135 834
Lot size35X45


Cosmodrome
A dark enclosed space where organic life forms mingle and dance. Buy overpriced drinks, listen to loud music, watch cheap shows. It's called fun.

Lot details:
Lot typeCommunity/ Dance Club
Furnished/ Unfurnished price141 729/ 98 916
Lot size25X30


The End
Why the cynical name you ask? And why do you think it is cynical? Have you never heard of the phrase "Every end is a new beginning"? This is not a final destination, this is a travel agency for the deceased.

Lot details:
Lot typeCommunity/ Graveyard
Furnished/ Unfurnished price65 044/ 42 680
Lot size35x30


The Commissioner
Want to dispose of something? You might want to try here and with a bit of luck you even get some money for it. There is also some opportunity to get rid of that money again...

Lot details:
Lot typeCommunity/ Dive Bar
Furnished/ Unfurnished price116 628/ 80 884
Lot size20X25


Barber Shop
Fresh look, fresh tattoo, fresh ginseng - it's an insider tip, really.

Lot details:
Lot typeCommunity/ Salon
Furnished/ Unfurnished price70 219/ 46 011
Lot size15X22
Screenshots

A group account of Norn and Crowkeeper :)
Test Subject
Original Poster
#4 Old 31st Oct 2018 at 7:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Floraflora2
And when I think that TS3 limits cannot be pushed further, you guys can always do it again, making it look like a totally different game, built with totally different building tools. Looks incredible, looks even impossible to do! Is there any specific lore that influenced this? I'm not very familiar with sci-fi titles.

As neither of us is familiar with sci-fi titles either we collected a lot of inspirational pictures from various games and movies which we didn't even know but in the end it doesnt really look like any of those... So the short answer would be: probably not:D

PS: Thank you everyone for the nice comments

A group account of Norn and Crowkeeper :)
Inventor
#5 Old 31st Oct 2018 at 7:36 PM
Amazing job O_o I was looking for nice future/alien world and finally found it!!! Thank you for sharing this
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 1st Nov 2018 at 5:46 AM
Congratulations to you both, this is an awesome world and was an absolute pleasure to test
Inventor
#7 Old 1st Nov 2018 at 10:51 PM
neat ; w ;
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