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Finnington - an empty world for your simmies

by armiel Posted 12th May 2011 at 7:34 AM - Updated 1st Aug 2012 at 6:00 AM by armiel : Deleted save-file
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Finnington - an empty world for your simmies:



Introduction:

I started making this world in February 2011. My idea was to make a lovely town that has expanded its area with a little city. I was very excited for the project, and had quickly made a nice little world with the areas I wanted to have. Then it was time to build.

I laid down the city, and the town area. Then I started on building on the lots and made the shells for the buildings in the town and in the city. I soon had a half built world, with a lot of buildings that had the exterior done, but were empty/in process in the inside.

At that point I had a total loss of interest on making the world, and I started on working in some other projects. The world files sat on my CAW-folder for weeks, and I started to feel bad about me being so unable on continuing the work with the world.

I think I actually got quite depressed. I lost interest and will to do anything that included building. I tried to start a new world project to see if it was just Finnington that annoyed me, but I failed miserably. Multiple times. I was ready to throw all my world-files to a trash bin, and give up on world making completely.

I have to be very thankful for having so many friends in the simming community, who care for me and like my work. One of them gave an encouraging prep talk to me in a private conversation in chat, and that made me feel a whole lot better about my work again.

I still had lost the interest on working with this world, but I had an idea. Why don't I finish all the work in the actual world, and then delete all the lots that I had made. After all, many simmers like me actually like building lots themselves better, than using lots made by other people. So I'm proud to present you my world, with empty lots. Now everyone can make it look the way they want!

Thank you for everyone that commented on the world on the Creator feedback-Forum, and tested it. I'm sorry I couldn't make it a full world with finished lots. I hope that you are not too disappointed on me.


Information:

General
Map Size: Medium
Spawn Points: All from Basegame

Performance
Routing Info: Sims can't go to any rocky areas. Camera can't go behind the edges of the world, or behind the mountain.
Layering: 15 layers - General, Residential lots, Community lots, Individual ones for different tree types, then for some different areas.
Textures: 11 - Some chunks have 9-11 paints used in one. The world has been play tested and this has not caused any lag.

Lots
Total: 73
Community: 33
Residential: 40

All the lots are empty, and besides the beach lots that touch water, also flat



Custom content included in the world file
Some road textures from CAR: Create a road Urban pack by ashillion
Simple but useful recolours of EA terrain paints by me


Game requirements:

Games required
Basegame, World adventures, Ambitions and Late night are required for the world to look exactly like it is suppose to.

You can however use the world without Late Night installed. The rest of the games are required for you to use this.

Patch levels
Basegame - 1.19.44, World adventures - 2.13.6, Ambitions - 4.7.4, Late night - 6.2.4.


Installing:

Download all 3 rar-files
Put them to a folder
Rename the files by taking off the MTS_armiel_#####_ (leave part(number).rar)
Right click on part1.rar and select extract here
Put the sims3pack you get to ...Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads
Double click on the file and the launcher will install it.

Launch the game
Select start new game - Select Finnington
Enjoy!

Related downloads
Finnington - Community lots Pt.1
Villa de Finn

Additional credits
A huge thanks and a big hug to Tom, Flabs, Baka, DD, CN, HP, Whitey, Lee, Davey, Tree, Kayla, FP, simsample, Zandvoort, Omini, Nilxis, adonispluto, Swatme101, melanise, Gamineannie, sleepalldaypartyallnight, Volvenom, and all the others who were involved in the process but I can't remember a name of now.. + ashillion for the textures


Important - Change log
12.5.2011: I had trouble with the files, and re-uploaded them. Should be all good now. Please see the comments by me for more info.
13.5.2011: Changed game requirement due the crashes people where having, that are caused by not having WA/Ambitions
2.9.2011: Added save-file for Finnington pre this upload, so you can snatch the lots there if you wish Save file deleted August 1st 2012, too badly outdated.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
world.part3.rar

Size: 7.02 MB · Downloads: 25,976 · 12th May 2011
7.02 MB 25,976 12th May 2011
world.part2.rar

Size: 7.63 MB · Downloads: 26,677 · 12th May 2011
7.63 MB 26,677 12th May 2011
world.part1.rar

Size: 7.63 MB · Downloads: 28,905 · 12th May 2011
7.63 MB 28,905 12th May 2011
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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Lab Assistant
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#2 Old 12th May 2011 at 8:51 AM
Great to See the World Up Armiel!
Forum Resident
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#3 Old 12th May 2011 at 9:37 AM
*love* Thank you very much for sharing this with us hun.
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 12th May 2011 at 10:12 AM Last edited by rorsdors : 12th May 2011 at 11:37 AM.
Thanks for the share looks lovely,I've being trying to extract it and keep getting that the file is corrupt dont know if anyone else has had the same problem?
Test Subject
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#5 Old 12th May 2011 at 10:54 AM
Thank you, it looks beautiful. Congratulations on finishing it, I know how hard it is to finish a world - I've had one in progress since 2009. I look forward to playing this one.
Test Subject
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#6 Old 12th May 2011 at 10:59 AM
This is really perfect. It looks great and is just the right size. I've been looking for a world like this forever. Thanks for sharing :D
Test Subject
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#7 Old 12th May 2011 at 11:19 AM
This seems to be a great world but please help me cause I can`t install it. It says: "! C:\Documents and Settings\F!R3\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\part1.rar: CRC failed in Finnington.Sims3Pack. The file is corrupt
! C:\Documents and Settings\F!R3\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\part1.rar: Unexpected end of archive
! C:\Documents and Settings\F!R3\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims \part3.rar: Unexpected end of archive"
Please help me out! I really want to play on your world!
Mad Poster
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#8 Old 12th May 2011 at 11:20 AM
This looks lovely, thank you!
Veteran Finn
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Original Poster
#9 Old 12th May 2011 at 12:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by codrin03
This seems to be a great world but please help me cause I can`t install it. It says: "! C:\Documents and Settings\F!R3\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\part1.rar: CRC failed in Finnington.Sims3Pack. The file is corrupt
! C:\Documents and Settings\F!R3\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\part1.rar: Unexpected end of archive
! C:\Documents and Settings\F!R3\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims \part3.rar: Unexpected end of archive"
Please help me out! I really want to play on your world!


Hmm. I tested myself with the directions I wrote.
I made a new folder to desktop
placed the rar files there
renamed them to part1.rar etc
and then with all of them renamed, right clicked on the part1 one and selected extract here. worked like a charm.

Please try first by doing what I just told I did, and if that doesn't help, re-download the files and then try again.

ETA:
I see you have 2 times part1.rar and one times part3.rar in your error. You need to have part1.rar, part2.rar and part3.rar to make it work.

ETA2:
Quote:
Originally Posted by rorsdors
Thanks for the share looks lovely,I've being trying to extract it and keep getting that the file is corrupt dont know if anyone else has had the same problem?


When you have a problem, please make a new post instead of editing the one you made before. At this point I was able to notice it, but if this download had a lot more comments, I would have missed it.

My answer for you is abouts the same as I just gave codrin03
Test Subject
#10 Old 12th May 2011 at 12:41 PM
I have the same problem as cordin03. And I have did what you said,but it just doesn't work.
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 12th May 2011 at 12:44 PM
Oh Armi it's amazing I know how you feel I start a world get depressed making it then start again, maybe you need to give me that prep-talk
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 12th May 2011 at 12:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by codrin03
This seems to be a great world but please help me cause I can`t install it. It says: "! C:\Documents and Settings\F!R3\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\part1.rar: CRC failed in Finnington.Sims3Pack. The file is corrupt
! C:\Documents and Settings\F!R3\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\part1.rar: Unexpected end of archive
! C:\Documents and Settings\F!R3\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims \part3.rar: Unexpected end of archive"
Please help me out! I really want to play on your world!


Sometimes I get that when I download a world, I normally just re-download the files then it works fine.
Test Subject
#13 Old 12th May 2011 at 12:49 PM
Unfortunatly I have the same problem as codrin03.
However, I do have all the parts and I have downloaded them over and over but nothing seems to work.
I tried different names (using the ones you told us to use first) and even that doesn't work.
Is it possible to put them all in one rar?
Test Subject
#14 Old 12th May 2011 at 12:53 PM
I'm starting to think that maybe it's the upload?
I also downloaded the Autumn Falls world from himawara106 but that one extracts without problems
Test Subject
#15 Old 12th May 2011 at 12:53 PM
i agree with beyoncefanny. can u upload only 1 part file?
Veteran Finn
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Original Poster
#16 Old 12th May 2011 at 1:00 PM
I'm working on the problem, I tried downloading them myself and got the same error myself.

MTS has a limit of 10mb per rar, so i have to split it, sorry :P

Please be patient, working with it as fast as my connection allows.
Test Subject
#17 Old 12th May 2011 at 1:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by armiel
I'm working on the problem, I tried downloading them myself and got the same error myself.

MTS has a limit of 10mb per rar, so i have to split it, sorry :P

Please be patient, working with it as fast as my connection allows.


Thank for replying to my problem, I will try to download it again!
Wiki Wizard
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#18 Old 12th May 2011 at 1:05 PM
Yay it's up for download!! It looks great armi! And i like that it's empty, i like making my own mark on NHs
Test Subject
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#19 Old 12th May 2011 at 1:26 PM Last edited by Listen Fight : 12th May 2011 at 1:49 PM.
Oh, this is so perfect. I've been looking for a small, rural, mountainous world for so long. Thank you so much for creating this and persevering! I know building a world is so much more difficult than it seems. I've tried before and there's just so much that goes into it. But your world is just so sweet, I love it so much. Thank you, again!

EDIT: Guys, armiel's working on the download. People have been having issues with it as stated above, and armiel is trying to figure out why it won't work for other people. Be patient, it'll come back soon.
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 12th May 2011 at 1:41 PM
I don't see a download link. It says that the files are located on the discussion area, but they aren't.
Test Subject
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#21 Old 12th May 2011 at 1:41 PM
Hey, sorry for beeing such a troublesome guy but I want to download it again, maybe it will work but it seems there is no download link.
Veteran Finn
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Original Poster
#22 Old 12th May 2011 at 1:54 PM
I said already that I'm working with the problem, this includes reuploading the files. there are none cause i'm currently replacing them.
Please be patient, I'll notify when it's done.
Lab Assistant
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#23 Old 12th May 2011 at 2:04 PM
Awww I just want to hug you!!!!!
Instructor
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#24 Old 12th May 2011 at 2:25 PM Last edited by fxchrfxchr : 12th May 2011 at 2:39 PM.
Looks very good. Thank you for not trashing this and for sharing. I appreciate all your creative efforts as I am sure many in this community do.
(I just wanted to add that the current files worked fine for me.Thanks again!)
Veteran Finn
retired moderator
Original Poster
#25 Old 12th May 2011 at 2:28 PM
After a long fight.....

I managed to reupload the files!

I also tested right away, and for me, downloading them and extracting worked, even without renaming them.

So go on and try again, sorry for the trouble.
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