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by Nilxis Posted 28th Sep 2015 at 11:29 PM - Updated 14th May 2018 at 7:03 PM by Nilxis
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Urban and modern, yet historical and artistic, Barcelona is one of the most important cities on the Mediterranean shores. The proud capital of Catalonia invites you to discover its lively street life, its singular architecture and its bustling nightlife. Barcelona is calling you, don’t miss it.

Barcelona is one of the most interesting cities I've ever been to, so around two years ago I had the idea to build a world based on it. My intention was to build most of the famous landmarks of the city and design a layout based on the actual distribution of the city's different areas, focusing on the most interesting ones. Of course I've had to cut many areas, and reduce the ones I've represented in order to adapt the idea to a playable Sims 3 world map. It's a very big and diverse city that includes all the necessary elements for your sims to live an truly urban life set in a coastal mediterranean environment full of history and art.

Map size: 2048x2048 (Large)
File Weight: 157 MB
World type: Suburb, like Sunset Valley
Spawn Points: The world includes all the spawners available in CAW from all the EPs except the WA ones. They are mostly located outside the urban area, in flat grassy areas. Some can also be located in parks and green areas inside the city. Many of the gem spawners can be found on the riverbanks.

Total number of lots: 113
Residential lots 31 (1 empty)
Community lots: 82*
*7 are actually small hidden lots (fountains,train tunnel entrances...), and other 7 just contain Subway stations. That makes a total of 68 "big" community lots.

EPs Required: All EPs (WA, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations, Pets, Showtime, Supernatural, Seasons, University Life, Island Paradise, Into the Future).
SPs Required: High End Loft Stuff, Fast Lane Stuff, Outdoor Living Stuff.
Game update when the world was finished:

Some people have been able to play the world with some EPs or SPs missing. I still recommend to have them all installed, if your game is able to handle the world with some of them missing or not will depend on your computer.


There is also a flat area on the other side of the highway especially designed for adding lots from Edit Town, see a picture here

The world uses 65 Custom content files (.package). They are not included in the world file (Custard showed it clean), so it is necessary to download the used CC apart.

If you don't install the CC the world will lose all its playability and charm. The game will not replace the objects, so the rabbitholes will be missing and the look will radically get worse. I totally recommend to install the CC.

These are the used objects:
♦ Boat by Monsoon (boat.package):
♦ Deco Buildings by Monsoon (tall buildings 2 and 3):
♦ Goggalor's M&G and AL mansard roof conversions (Goggalor_BohemianOuterCorner, Goggalor_BohemianRepeat, Goggalor_MansardOuterCorner, Goggalor_MansardRepeat):,18244.0.html
♦ Criquette's Airport converted to Sims 3 by Moria (Graham_Airport_Terminal, Graham_AirportHanger_Blue, Graham_Buisiness_Jet, Graham_Cessna):
♦ Ilana's ferris wheel: (I converted it to .package with Sims 3 Pack Multi Installer)
♦ Jynx's Rabbithole Rugs (Bookstore, BusinessJournalism, CityHall, CriminalHideout, Diner, Hospital, Military, Police, School, Stadium, Theatre, Day Spa):
♦ Simsl3gacies' Rabbithole Rugs (Barcelona Rabbit Hole Rugs):
♦ Mutske's Dormer Dutch Facade: (I converted it to .package)
♦ Awesims' Cornices:
♦ 12 deco buildings I converted myself from Microsoft FSX (+ a building by Monsoon with edited textures):
♦ 26 objects* that right now are not available online either because the original links were taken down or because they were created especially for this world and were never uploaded. The creators of these objects are: Monsoon, TJStreak, Luna and Suzetter. Download them here:

*Click here to see a list of these 26 items

I've used The Boardwalk and Carousel sets from the Store. I recommend to have them, however, not having them will only affect one lot (Tibidabo Amusement Park).

- If you're using Barcelona with NRAAS' Traveler and these errors appear: your sim's UI goes black, the money is lost, the subscreen doesn't open, and the sim is unselectable, change the Base Camp's (Youth Hostel) lot type to something like "hangout" and the error will not return.
- There are some floating tiles on the bottom part of the National Museum of Art, next to the dirt path. You can delete them easily in the building mode.
- There is a road under a bridge in the highway where cars go up down. This happens everytime you add roads under bridges, and causes a weird animation. However, it is just a visual bug, routing is not affected and after the car has moved past the bridge everything goes back to normal.

The world was tested by me and other simmers who helped out. During the testing period most bugs were corrected, but I might have missed something. However, apart from the mentioned ones, you shouldn't find any serious errors and the world should be fully playable.

For populated, Spanish, and city-type (like Bridgeport) versions, visit my blog: Nilxis Designs.

-Auntielynds, for helping me fixing the problems that stopped the world from exporting, and literally, saving the whole project.
-Luna, for creating the Sagrada Familia towers and the Agbar tower.
-Monsoon, for converting some deco buildings and helping me to learn to do it myself.
-Daisylee, Daethaqt, Monica Almela, Junceda, Encloped, Alma70, Titi022002, Volvenom and Thranduil Oropherion for furnishing apartments.
-Javier, Thranduil Oropherion and Volvenom, for creating families.
-Volvenom, Tizerist, Diancarock, Marc, Mika Alaminos, Zach_Bundy, Monica, Parca, Joel, and Reenadelenyel for helping me test the world.
-Gabrymato, JarkaD, and Domangcop for letting me use their lots in the world.
-Gelina, Brntwaffles and Gurra for their lightning mods I've modified.
-Simsample, for this thread.
-Luna, Monsoon, TJStreak, Goggalor, Moria, Ilana, Jynx, Mutske, Suzetter, Simsl3gacies and Awesims for the used CC.
-Heaven, for the guidance during the uploading process here on MTS.
-Everyone who has left me comments, likes, feedback, ideas, etc. and has encouraged me to go on and finish the project.

I hope you enjoy Barcelona if you download it

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 Generations Pets Showtime Supernatural Seasons University Life Island Paradise Into the Future + 3 SPs

This is a multi-part download:

Method 1:
1)Make a folder to any location you can easily find - desktop for example
2)Download all 3 files in this thread and save them to the folder you just created
3)Right click on the first file and select "Extract here..."
When prompted, browse the next file by finding the folder they are in and selecting the next file asked for
4)Repeat until all files are extracted
5)Copy the sims3pack you got and move it to your documents/Electronic arts/Sims 3/Downloads
6)There, double click on the file and let launcher complete the install process

Method 2:
1)Make a folder to any location you can easily find - desktop for example
2)Download all 3 files in this thread and save them to the folder you just created
3)Rename the files by deleting MTS_Nilxis_xxxxxxx_ off the file names
4)Right click on the first file and select "Extract here..."
5)Copy the sims3pack you got and move it to your documents/Electronic arts/Sims 3/Downloads
6)There, double click on the file and let launcher complete the install process

*Credits Armiel for the Install instructions!*
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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Size: 30.31 MB · Downloads: 24,003 · 28th Sep 2015
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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
#101 Old 3rd Aug 2017 at 9:43 AM
hey does anyone know what expansion packs do i need to download this?
Test Subject
#102 Old 2nd Sep 2017 at 12:53 AM
This is absolutely stunning and I wish I had a beefy enough set up to support something so big and gorgeous. I was wondering if you had any of the lots available individually so I can have a taste without the whole world.
Test Subject
#103 Old 19th Sep 2017 at 7:53 PM
Oh my... This looks so much like Barcelona!!! It's awesome! Thank you ! =D
#104 Old 23rd Feb 2018 at 8:12 AM
This is beautiful!! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#105 Old 26th Jun 2018 at 10:19 PM
Hello, this is a great download, but I wanted to mention that the ferris wheel by Ilana is missing on their site, in fact even the site doesn't exist. Could you provide a download link for it or do you have an alternative?
Test Subject
#106 Old 13th Sep 2018 at 9:56 PM
Agradecer la fidelidad casi perfecta de este diseño de mi ciudad. Maravillosa!
To appreciate the almost perfect fidelity of this design of my city. Wonderful!
Test Subject
#107 Old 23rd Mar 2019 at 4:26 PM
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#108 Old 23rd May 2020 at 6:29 AM
It's wonderful, I was looking for a world like this for ages.
Test Subject
#109 Old 11th Jul 2020 at 3:08 PM
this is giving me an error when i try to unzip it. and when i install it to the sims 3 downloads, it says "failed".
Lab Assistant
#110 Old 12th Jul 2020 at 2:20 PM Last edited by justpass11 : 12th Jul 2020 at 5:39 PM.
I'm gonna try this on my semi high-end PC and update. What I haven't got is the Ashillion road texture, a requirement of one of the CC objects used, I think.

Update: It's a grand town, but feels subpar during gameplay compared to the original EA towns. I think it's because it has a lot of decor only buildings that are not aesthetic/high quality CC and the town is not populated. My PC took some time to load up all the world's CC, so there's definitely heavy lag at the beginning. I have videos if any wants them.
Test Subject
#111 Old 1st Nov 2020 at 7:02 PM
Good work recreating such complex location.
Test Subject
#112 Old 25th Jan 2021 at 1:25 AM
I could only get four generations into my legacy before my file just got totally unplayable, but I really enjoyed playing in this world! I love the empty street just out of town allowing me to place a whole bunch of variously sized lots (instead of having to deal with that unroutable terrain error), perfect for building different homes for the extended family. And downtown was really interesting and there are some beautiful views. Thanks!
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