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by ellacharmed Posted 6th Nov 2013 at 6:57 PM - Updated 3rd Jan 2014 at 11:44 AM by ellacharmed : fixes as reported by Trickai
274 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
If you're not already aware, broken spots in the routing is what causes Freezes and Lags in your game, as explained in Game Help:Intermittent Freezeswiki FAQ. To permanently solve this, the routing need to be repainted over in Create-A-World. This is the result of that exercise. You can find the full guide on how to use this in Game Help:World Routing Lagswiki.

What is this?
So, here is the file with the FIXED Resources imported, for people who don't want to mess with files in S3PE.

What has been done?

Some Before and After images that you can use as Visual Indicators on how to check if the world file is the original or fixed version.
At the Ichtaca Castle: 3 archways to the Front Door

At the Floating Fotress houseboat: bathroom re-arranged.

At Port Pleasant: rocks and plants re-arranged.

For a more comprehensive list of things done, please read this download thread Resources for's various Fixes for ALL of the problems that were addressed; that were reported to me. It might even be worthwhile to take the time to read the Comments of that thread, especially if you encounter issues, just so you can check if it has been discussed and addressed before.

If you encounter more routing issues that have not been addressed in this fix, do please report it on either of the IslaParadiso threads' comments section. Do bear in mind that not all routing or lags can be corrected in a world fixes.


Heed that backup instructions in Game Help:World Routing Lagswiki, really! You've been warned!

If you care to continue any legacy games or Saves that you care about in the fixed version, use Twallan's Porter to transfer any Sims or Household you care about from your previous Saves. The World Routing Lag wiki has a FAQ section.

How to install?
  • Download all parts of the world, and rename them to get rid of the "MTS_ellacharmed_<numbers>_" portion. See Game Help:DFDD4 Download the File#Content with Multi-part fileswiki with pretty pictures.
  • Right-click on the file with "part1" in its name and "Extract here", or whatever command your program uses. See Game Help:DFDD5 Extract from Archive#Multi-part fileswiki with pretty pictures.
  • Place the extracted & joined .world file in this path and replace the default version. (You have backup, right?)
    \Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 Island Paradise\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds
  • Delete caches before starting game if you encounter issues. Especially any files named IslaParadiso in
    \Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\WorldCaches
    Game Help:Sims 3 Delete Cache Fileswiki

How to remove or restore the file before updating?
  • Just in case, but not really necessary, as per past experience with EA's patches.
  • Go to the path above
  • Delete the *.world file. Or if you want to reuse it after patching, rename it with a ".fixed" extension, so the filename becomes ""
  • Rename the "*.orig" copy by removing the .orig extension (or from whatever you have renamed it to).
  • Delete caches before starting game. Game Help:Sims 3 Delete Cache Fileswiki

Notes & Changelog:

As and when I get reports of any issues, or new spots, or patch changes (if any).
  • Nov 29, 2013 update: More updates, with reports from MeestorMark’s post from carl-sims’ forum (link in MTS IP fixed world thread), supplemented by reports from Trickai from post#28 onwards.
    • 6_Alto_8f3005284fc98b0 : Luxury Villa, 1 Alto Road
      • Alto Household. Toilet on 2nd floor with the zebra double doors had the 2 walls torn down and door replaced.
    • 14_Dregg_3a7a005540d45f00 : Atlantis, docked at Picteresque Port
      • Dregg Household. Front door set.
    • 19_Rodel_8f3005343eb3ef0 : Casa del Sol, 17 Paradise Road
      • Rodel Household. Front door set. Front of Lot set. Teeny bit of tearing on edge with main road. Lot nudged a teeny tiny bit in CAW, Conformed Edges and so now terrain and Road has to be included in fixes file.
    • 63_SpaBistro_8f3005353628570 : Spa/Bistro Rabbithole, 10 Sunshine Street
      • Rabbithole. Also teeny tiny bit of Lot tearing on the side connected to road. Was originally nudged in the first version of fixes, but now each time I use EIG and export the edited Lots, the terrains that have been nudged appear to have bigger gaps in the tear. Gaps also started appearing in the adjacent sides.
    • 100_ResortModern_8f30052dc063ab0 : Sparkling Sands, 45 Paradise Road
      • Community Lot – Resort. One of the spiral staircases doesn’t appear to work, has been rotated. The other one appears OK.
    • 101_ResortSpanish_8f30051ae996000 : La Costa Verde, 75 Fiesta Circle
      • Community Lot – Resort. Fences surrounding the trees on the 2 islands removed.
  • Nov 21, 2013 update:
    • Issue with Medina lot's pool as reported by @bigfeef in post#4
  • Made while on Patch 1.57.
  • Would most likely be compatible with any patches in the future as well, as EA has never ever modified a .world file in any of the patches.

Alternate Download:
No multi-parts. Please feedback any issues on this thread as I log in to MTS more often than on Wordpress.
This is an experiment; if the account gets flagged for high traffic and exceeds the allowed bandwidth, I have to take it down. So please do download from MTS as a first choice.
The bandwidth stats are recycled at the beginning of each calendar month. So, when the bandwidth is exceeded, please download from MTS, or wait until next month.

Disregard the above. Full .world upload is now on Google Drive, no sign in should be required.

Q: When I try to download, I get a 403 error.
A: This tells me the wiki to the multi-part files weren't clicked on and read, as at the bottom of the DFDD4 page states:
If you get a 403 or 503 error, means that you're downloading too many files at one time and are using up all the download slots. There's a limit of 3 files at a time or 3 chunks per file per downloader to give other members a chance. You'll have to wait for six hours when the server reset its caches for you to be able to download again.
If after sometime, you still cannot download them, try downloading another MTS item - like a mod or a Lot. If the other item can be downloaded and this item still cannot be downloaded one at a time, then please log out from the site, clear caches, relogin and try again. If none of that help then, post with web browser name and version, archive program name and version, the error message, and whether you have logged out and cleared caches

Q: When I try to extract, I get an error.
A: Have you read the DFFD5 wiki? Have the files been renamed? If yes, to both questions, post with the filenames after the rename action and the exact error message, please. And also state what archiver program you use?

Q: Why don't you upload it as a single file, and avoid all that hassle?
A: There's a file size limitation onsite. If none of the above answers help, the file is also available on my blog Please feedback any issues on this thread as I log in to MTS more often than on Wordpress.

Q: My game crashed when I load my Isla Paradiso Save game.
A: Well, you need to start a new Isla Paradiso game. If it still crash on a new game with the caches and worldcaches deleted, please post in comments with the information asked for below.


As always, feedback is welcomed.
If you want to report an issue, please don't forget to state
  1. your gameversion Game Help:TS3_Patching Find Gameversionwiki,
  2. what browser and version, and archive program you are using,
  3. if you use a download manager, and
  4. if you're getting an error when downloading and it is not the 403/503 error explain above, state the exact error message, and how many times you have tried downloading; and if you haven't given it some time to try again later?

Additional Credits:
Inge & Peter Jones; the tool makers of s3pe, s3su, package compare
Babele44 and the gang who posted on the Unroutable sims thread, bigfeef, MeestorMark’s, Trickai all who provided very detailed reports.

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 Island Paradise
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: 6.66 MB · Downloads: 55,983 · 6th Nov 2013
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Size: 9.50 MB · Downloads: 57,184 · 6th Nov 2013
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IslaParadiso.part01.rar | see updates #2 in blog post

Size: 9.50 MB · Downloads: 60,327 · 6th Nov 2013
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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
#251 Old 30th Dec 2017 at 2:03 PM
Very useful, thanks
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Original Poster
#252 Old 1st Jan 2018 at 3:52 AM
Originally Posted by dragon_1911
Might want to update install instructions origin versions require replacing the file in Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 3\EP10\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds
@dragon_1911, you're welcome to edit the Wiki link here: Game_Help:World_Routing_Lags/Wherewiki. That's why I create wiki pages for the instructions, so the community can help keep it updated with current and correct information.
#253 Old 3rd Jan 2018 at 9:22 AM
Did anyone tell you already how awesome you are? :)
Test Subject
#254 Old 11th Feb 2018 at 5:15 AM Last edited by lovesstorms : 11th Feb 2018 at 6:33 AM.
Default Thank you so very much!
I just wanted to send a quick thanks for your hard work to make IP work. It has always worked for me but the lag was a downer. So, thank you so much from one simmer to another. <3

Edit: Well, after multiple tries, the world works fine, but when I try to go to Uni, it kicks me completely out of the game, kind of like there is no link to University. So, I can't use it for what I hoped. I did delete all caches multiple times, ensuring I only had one world file. I do have cc, though. Perhaps one of them is conflicting with it somehow.
Test Subject
#255 Old 17th Feb 2018 at 9:51 PM
I'd just like to notify you that the google drive for the .world file isn't loading for some reason(i can load the drive for the CAW files but not the one for the world files).
Test Subject
#256 Old 3rd Mar 2018 at 2:51 AM Last edited by Armise : 3rd Mar 2018 at 1:36 PM.
I replaced the .world and deleted my cache (except for the Launche cache and the WorldCaches, but there wasn't any Isla- anything there), but when I launch the game, the world is not replaced ! I still see only one arch in the castle, and the fortress still has the old style bathroom. Any idea why or how this would happen ? :'(

Otherwise could you give or create a .sims3pack to install the world as a new world, in which my sims would move to ? I wanted to do it with your CAW files, but they seem a little previous in dev...

EDIT : I finally created a new save in Isla Paradiso, letting go my previous family, and it was the fixed version.
Test Subject
#257 Old 18th Mar 2018 at 12:34 PM
Originally Posted by dragon_1911
Might want to update install instructions origin versions require replacing the file in Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 3\EP10\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Worlds

Thanks. I'm quoting this to keep it recent, so others like me can find it.
Test Subject
#258 Old 7th May 2018 at 3:49 AM
Great, thanks for ALL of your fixed worlds.
Test Subject
#259 Old 17th Aug 2018 at 12:46 AM
Default No sims?
Now I love this so much, it only a few minutes of playing, the lag was very much reduced! So thank you for that!

However, is it normal for the town to be completely empty? Like, void of sims? Sorry If I sound like an idiot because of my question, but I was trying to start a legacy there, so this hinders it a lot.
Test Subject
#260 Old 7th Sep 2018 at 12:05 PM Last edited by Cap'n Crimson : 7th Sep 2018 at 12:21 PM.
I followed the instructions, and could load up the world just fine. But upon trying to actually play the game, it crashed...

EDIT: I loaded it back up, started with a household already in the neighbourhood, and then moved in my other sim. It worked! I haven't played much, as I just wanted to test and make sure (I have work to do lol), but so far it seems to be running much smoother. Thanks you so much!
Test Subject
#261 Old 26th Nov 2018 at 6:26 AM
windows explorer crashes everytime i try to rename part 3
Test Subject
#262 Old 27th Nov 2018 at 4:15 PM
I have followed all of the instructions and renamed the files. Only part one can be extracted. The rest say that the file is broken.
Test Subject
#263 Old 28th Dec 2018 at 7:57 AM
Originally Posted by Aurelas
I have followed all of the instructions and renamed the files. Only part one can be extracted. The rest say that the file is broken.

Did you remove only that "MTS_ellacharmed__" part or string of numbers too? I didn't remove string of numbers at first, and it didn't work. Then I removed that too, and it worked.
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25th Jan 2019 at 12:37 AM
This message has been deleted by Paola3. Reason: I figured it out!
Test Subject
#264 Old 23rd Apr 2019 at 8:13 PM
I just installed this mod but it didn't really change much in my save, do I have to wait longer or do I have to start a new game for it to work?

Test Subject
#265 Old 15th Jun 2019 at 10:56 PM
I cannot download the other parts but only the first part and even at this moment i can't even download it again... Why ?
Test Subject
#266 Old 1st Jul 2019 at 2:34 PM
You have told me how to do it thanks!
Test Subject
#267 Old 9th Jul 2019 at 1:09 PM
Many thanks! I'm certainly going to try this, because I LOVE Isla Paradiso, but HATE the lagging!
Field Researcher
#268 Old 13th Jul 2019 at 5:17 AM
Firstly - thank you so much for making all these fixes!!

Secondly.. I've been googling but have yet to figure out why this is happening but Sims 3 does not show up under my Origin Games folder (in Program Files (x86)). Because of this, I cannot access the correct string of files to replace and add these fixes. Oddly enough... I have no issue running or playing the game, otherwise. I have only recently reinstalled it via Origin along with other Origin games and yet that folder is blank. It's strange and frustrating because I would love to complete the process to fix this particular world! I apologise in advance if this issue has been addressed already and do welcome any and all feedback you (or anyone else) can offer.

Test Subject
#269 Old 4th Apr 2020 at 3:07 PM
thank you
Test Subject
#270 Old 3rd May 2020 at 8:53 AM Last edited by simmeryllonjohnb : 3rd May 2020 at 8:58 AM. Reason: typos
Default After a successful install of the world fix, i found a routing problem.
Hi ellacharmed i found a bug that might help furbish this fix . First, to make sure i installed the world fix properly, i checked on the fortress boat bathroom and the port pleasant changes, and yes, the changes are present, so it is successful.

Then, I played. Thinking i wont get any routing problems again after installing this world, but then sadly the game freezes again and the plumbob is still moving ( i knew immediately this is a routing problem), so i quickly turned off overwatch's "Auto-reset sim" so i can check where is the problem. There, the overwatch notification lead me to the sim Rubisel Ichtaca from "The Prince" household ( a moving boat lot), he is stuck at the side of the bridge trying to go home in his moving boat. I did reset him using "resetSim Rubisel Ichtaca". After that i recreated his action by going to his last position(right side of the bridge entrance) and then Visit "The prince household" by clicking his house. There, I confirmed the routing issue because everytime i do it the game freezes, and i thought i should share this asap for a fix.

I attached a picture, and also uploaded a video on youtube of me recreating the routing problem with my sim. LINK TO VIDEO :

I hope you see this and i hope it will help

Ts3 Version:
Test Subject
#271 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 7:27 AM
I installed this, and the water for some reason was very dark in map view, almost pitch black. Do you know what might be the cause?
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11th Oct 2020 at 11:18 PM
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#272 Old 13th May 2021 at 8:00 PM
I appreciate your hard work in fixing this world. Thanks!
Test Subject
#273 Old 16th Aug 2021 at 7:37 PM
Originally Posted by spankenstein89
I appreciate your hard work in fixing this world. Thanks!


I've been thinking about trying out isla paradiso again since it was my all time favourite pack, but it didn't last long until it was completely broken.. So I've been searching for fixes, the last few efforts to try and fix it hasn't been working so I'm thinking about trying this out. Did you install this mod? If yes, did it work?
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