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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
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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: 56,133 · 6th Nov 2013
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Size: 9.50 MB · Downloads: 55,012 · 6th Nov 2013
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Size: 9.50 MB · Downloads: 57,337 · 6th Nov 2013
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IslaParadiso.part01.rar | see updates #2 in blog post

Size: 9.50 MB · Downloads: 60,488 · 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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#51 Old 28th Nov 2013 at 6:32 PM
This is another one of my favorites. Thanks so much.
In the Arena
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#52 Old 29th Nov 2013 at 2:46 PM
.world file Updated.
The Resources thread have to wait a couple of days for the new Guidelines to be in place, as the archive have grown larger due to the Terrain and Roads now being included.
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 29th Nov 2013 at 4:38 PM
Palm trees, babes and dudes in bikinis and swim trunks, cute little beach shacks, water cabs, and a bustling shopping district with park...what more could a sim want.
Test Subject
#54 Old 1st Dec 2013 at 8:08 PM
This really has helped my game considerably. I've been recommending it everyone.
Test Subject
#55 Old 13th Dec 2013 at 6:33 AM
Hello there, I'm just checking in to say that part6 is down.
In the Arena
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#56 Old 13th Dec 2013 at 10:05 AM
Thanks for the report, have you tried again?
I could download it just probably just hit a congestion period when there's a lot of people downloading from the site.
Test Subject
#57 Old 15th Dec 2013 at 5:49 PM
I have a question. I suspect the answer is no but I have to try as I've had massive issues with Isla Paradiso and it's horrific routing/lot placement. Is there anyway to use this file if I have the digital version of the game? I don't think so as I don't have a folder for the expansion pack, it's all done through Origin, but I have to try. I love your resource and fixes files and they are the reason I will always try to get a physical disc copy of the game. If I had to spend the extra money to get the physical copy I will but let me know, can you use this fix with a digital copy?
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#58 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 3:51 AM
Origin games have the same world files; just in different locations. Of which, if you have installed to Defaults, have been documented in Game_Help:World_Routing_Lags/Wherewiki, under Install Paths.

If yours is different and not customised, let me know and I'll add.
Test Subject
#59 Old 16th Dec 2013 at 6:17 PM
Originally Posted by ellacharmed
Origin games have the same world files; just in different locations. Of which, if you have installed to Defaults, have been documented in Game_Help:World_Routing_Lags/Wherewiki, under Install Paths.

If yours is different and not customised, let me know and I'll add.

Nope, it was there. Thanks a million! I had no idea where origin put the game files!
Test Subject
19th Dec 2013 at 6:17 PM
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Test Subject
#60 Old 19th Dec 2013 at 6:23 PM
Downloaded all files, tried to unrar them, i get stuck because the part02 file is named different than it needs to be. meaning the files is worthless? Something must have been missed. Updated files and have old startfile or something?
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#61 Old 20th Dec 2013 at 2:16 PM
Did you do the "rename all files" after downloading step?
Test Subject
#62 Old 23rd Dec 2013 at 11:55 PM
I don't know how much I can help in your brave en devour but instruct me if you can. The world still stalls/lags. It's NO WHERE NEAR as bad but it still does. That's not your fault or problem. However, if you want to make it better I would like to help you find problems. I sincerely want to play on this world. I like the design over all others and your work on other worlds has been phenomenal.

Please let me either here or via PM how I can help.
In the Arena
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#63 Old 24th Dec 2013 at 4:48 AM
Sure, just tell me when you have lag in an EA world; any world, not just this one
- how long in Sim weeks and days this Save is,
- how big the file size is
- what Sim and Lot you're playing,
- what action did you just queued up or is the Sim autonomously doing,
- if on the way to a Job, what is the Career track, career level, own vehicle or carpool,
- if on a Community Lot, which one and how many Sims are present,
- by using Overwatch and setting the Stuck Check Auto-reset to false, what Sims are always reported as stuck and where,
- plus the basic info: CPU, RAM, GPU, Operating System, gameversion, DVD or Digital (Origin/Steam).

...and many more, all documented in the Game Help:Intermittent Freezeswiki article, i.e if you answer the questionnaire in that and provide the answers, that should cover most scenarios where I could get an idea of whether it is a routing issue correctable in CAW, or not.

This reporting has to be done on a Save based on EA's default Sims and Households, however. So, that I can try and replicate the issue. And the more information I have, the more things I can try...and pictures is always a BIG help! Instead of describing "Sim stuck in that bush near so-n-so Lot", you can just point to a spot in the picture and say "look here!".

If the world hasn't got a fixes thread yet,
- PM me, or
- post in my Guestbook, or
- comment in or
- if a Store world, post in the "What I've read/saw/etc about <worldname>" in Sims 3 Discussion, or
- via tweet, or
- via Google Talk/Hangout ( ellacharmed[at]gmail[dot]com or routing.fixer[at]gmail[dot]com ), or
- via Skype (ellaz.cinders)

See? So many ways to reach me... And only the Skype ID has been hidden, up till now.
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 26th Dec 2013 at 2:03 AM
O____O too many files. I'll download it when theres less files. Till then i'll just use the island town from the store.
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#65 Old 26th Dec 2013 at 9:25 AM
Originally Posted by kinghorus_02
...too many files. I'll download it when theres less files....

Urm, did you reach the end of the post?
Alternate Download:
No multi-parts. <snipped>Full .world upload is now on Google Drive

...Till then i'll just use the island town from the store.
Yes, well....need fixes for that one too. Which is also available here.
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26th Dec 2013 at 10:12 PM
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Lab Assistant
#66 Old 26th Dec 2013 at 10:14 PM
DLed it. I cant figure out how to install it. The links that you posted dont help
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#67 Old 29th Dec 2013 at 3:04 PM
I posted so many links , which one are you referring to?
And which part of the install instruction can I further clarify, which line, that is?
Lab Assistant
#68 Old 1st Jan 2014 at 10:43 AM
Does this remove all of the routing issues?
In the Arena
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#69 Old 2nd Jan 2014 at 1:14 PM
Not ALL routing issues, just the routing issues that were
- correctable in Create-A-World, and
- I was informed about,
as shown in the thread and blog post.

If you find more areas, do let me know...
Top Secret Researcher
#70 Old 4th Jan 2014 at 9:16 AM
As always, Ella, thank you a million for cleaning up after shit EA makes. <3
Test Subject
#71 Old 4th Jan 2014 at 1:25 PM
Hey there! Thank you so much for this awesome mod, I hope this will get rid of the freezes every 10 seconds!
I'm guessing those were caused by bad routing because the game ran well when I used "resetsim *".
I'd also like to know when is the new version going to be available in .world format.
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#72 Old 4th Jan 2014 at 2:55 PM
"I'd also like to know when is the new version going to be available in .world format."
What new version?
Test Subject
#73 Old 5th Jan 2014 at 6:44 AM
Thank you so much I hope this fixes my problem with the lag.
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