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Build An Arrrrrsland- A piratey place for your buildin' pleasure!

by bakafox Posted 28th Jan 2012 at 5:40 AM - Updated 22nd Jun 2013 at 1:35 PM by bakafox : Clarifying install & Sidewalk points
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This world has been edited as of 6-22-2013 to take into account the new water lots/swimming/routing that's been happening. Beaches should no longer have impediments to swimmers or builders.An *EMPTY* base camp lot was also placed on a shoreline, so it's easier for people with Traveler by Nraas to have their Sims visit. Again, the Base Camp lot is empty, just placed- it'll have to be built (or deleted) by the player in edit town/edit world mode in game.

Ahoy there!

Need a little pirate flavor for yer building dreams and legacies? Look no further than this treasure of an island! Make yer scurvy Sims walk the plank bridges, for there be no cars allowed, just dirt trails (actually have sidewalk, which may be visible when game first loads, but should become more see-through as you zoom in/start playing) or goin' their own way through the neighbors' yards. There be falls and caves and spawners for them creepy bugs and squawky parrots should ye have the Pets expansion. Trees come from them World Adventure places as well as them Ambitions ones.

Thar be no CC required (though some be optional), and the Cap'n was sailing under the flag of patch 1.55.






Optional Custom Content (not required, is just a few beach things):
Raft Decor from Castaway Set Part 1 by lhawk07 http://linna.modthesims.info/download.php?t=457515
Campfire from Castaway Set Part 3 by lhawk07 http://linna.modthesims.info/download.php?t=458325

A few more things to note:

*The sidewalk once fully in game is visible as those dirt trails- in my thumbnail they show up much more than in game, since I wanted to show there were actual sidewalks.They use a custom opacity level to render them invisible other than the dirt terrain paint, but as noted above, they WILL usually be super visible and ugly when you load the map for the first time, but will vanish as you play other than the occasional glitch when at distance.

*That itty island in the center eye can only be attached to rest of the map for Sims to explore using WA dive wells for lots you build.

*Remember you need BOTH .rar files and have to unpack 1 first- here is a better explanation than I previously gave for how to un-rar it as a multipart download: http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php...ulti-part_files

*You are free to share savegame files if you build up lots or play legacies or the like. You may NOT put the world file itself anywhere-- send folks here to get it! You can also use it in any contest screenshots, storytelling or movies you make with credit.



Additional Credits:
Thanks to everyone in #create for encouraging me, giving me feedback & letting me cry on their shoulders when my PC melted for a while.

Much love to Inge and Peter Jones for S3PE which let me do crazy things like make junkpiles placeable outside of lots!

Also thanks to folks on the CAW forums for having so many great ideas, and figuring out how to do things to make worlds built better, especially SimSample who unlocked a bunch of goodies for use in CAW like the hitching posts.

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
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Build-An-Arrrrsland.part2.rar | Part 2- Remember you need Part 1!

Size: 4.31 MB · Downloads: 6,574 · 28th Jan 2012
4.31 MB 6,574 28th Jan 2012
Build-An-Arrrrsland.part1.rar | Part 1- Remember you need Part 2 as well!

Size: 9.06 MB · Downloads: 7,618 · 28th Jan 2012
9.06 MB 7,618 28th Jan 2012
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 28th Jan 2012 at 5:51 AM
OMG I can't believe I'll be the first comment! I'm honoured.
This is fantastic ! MARVELOUS AMAZING !!
Can't wait to play this word !! THANK YOU SO MUCH !!
I'll die for this..
Forum Resident
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#3 Old 28th Jan 2012 at 7:08 AM
Your island really looks marvellous! I've got it now and install it immediately, decorating it with castaway items! Thank you so much for your great work! You saved my weekend!!!
Field Researcher
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#4 Old 28th Jan 2012 at 9:52 AM
Thank you <3
Be like the 22nd elephant with heated value in space- Bark!
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#5 Old 28th Jan 2012 at 10:41 AM Last edited by simsample : 28th Jan 2012 at 11:31 AM. Reason: Spelling!
Wow, this is great! I'm going to build this into a vacation destination for my sims.

Thank you Baka!
Mad Poster
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#6 Old 28th Jan 2012 at 10:56 AM
This looks great, look forward to trying it out, thank you!
Inventor
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#7 Old 28th Jan 2012 at 11:01 AM
Wow, this little world looks fantastic - very much like a real home for pirates and such... - love it. Great work!
mature minion
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#8 Old 28th Jan 2012 at 12:30 PM
Looks great and I love the themed intro text

Good job bakafox! :D
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#9 Old 28th Jan 2012 at 1:17 PM
Default \o/
Thanks everyone! Hope you all like it as much once you've gotten it out of the treasure chest
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#10 Old 28th Jan 2012 at 2:14 PM
Cool. It would be a great for my traveler. Thank you very much.
Test Subject
#11 Old 28th Jan 2012 at 4:50 PM
I'm stuck at being able to extract the files. It says the file is locked, and if I'm suppose to put part.2 inside the password box I can not. Is that what I'm suppose to do? Or am I completely in the wrong direction? (By the way my .rar extractor is HamsterArchiver)
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#12 Old 28th Jan 2012 at 5:53 PM
You've given me a whole new way of playing TS3, thank you so much!
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#13 Old 28th Jan 2012 at 6:58 PM
I've got a quick question - when you say there are real sidewalks under the trails, are you meaning that the sidewalks are buried under the ground slightly and the trails are painted on; or that the sidewalks use custom texture to look like trails (which is what most people do).
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#14 Old 28th Jan 2012 at 9:58 PM
Darn it, Jzip keeps telling me that the files fail the integrity test and that they're corrupted. I've downloaded them several times ...but it refuses to open them.
Someone please suggest a program that worked for you to get these open? I'd love to build in this world. I'm very nearly done with the medieval world I've been working on for the last month (it also has no roads, which I love, I just wish it were a little bigger, it's a small world, which is hard for the horses at times) and I was thinking I might see what would happen if I started putting my existing lots down in this one...see if it has more room for the horses so I could have bigger lots....
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 28th Jan 2012 at 11:40 PM
I cannot seem to be able to install this, it says the file is broken. I use 7zip for extracting, and when I try to install the sims3pack, it tells me my game is not update enough but I have the latest patch. When I try to use the decrapifier, it tells me the file is corrupted.

I have gone out to find myself. If you see me before I get back, please let me know where I'll be.
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#16 Old 28th Jan 2012 at 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by skmt999
I've got a quick question - when you say there are real sidewalks under the trails, are you meaning that the sidewalks are buried under the ground slightly and the trails are painted on; or that the sidewalks use custom texture to look like trails (which is what most people do).


Sidewalks are using a custom opacity level, which renders them basically invisible.
Field Researcher
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#17 Old 28th Jan 2012 at 11:53 PM
Default Install errors:
For people having troubles unrar-ing and installing the files, here's the MTS guide to multipart files installs, which I am also going to put link to in overview:
http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php...ulti-part_files
Mad Poster
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#18 Old 29th Jan 2012 at 1:24 AM
Oh yes, please make a Lots version! I will definitely be using this world REGULARLY--it's perfect!!! I-I mean: Arrrr!
Test Subject
#19 Old 29th Jan 2012 at 3:18 AM
I've followed the directions and I cannot get the second part out of the file no matter what I do. 7zip says the file is broken.
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#20 Old 29th Jan 2012 at 3:43 AM
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Originally Posted by prettyevil
I've followed the directions and I cannot get the second part out of the file no matter what I do. 7zip says the file is broken.

Unfortunately I can't think of any reason that'd still be happening, I'm not familiar with 7zip. It might be you have to rename the .rar files a little to make it fit what it expects? Does it give a message as to what file it is looking for after it's dealt with part 1?
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#21 Old 29th Jan 2012 at 3:49 AM
Got it! There must have been a corruption with my first download; I redownloaded and it extracted fine. Looks so cute in game. Thanks!
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#22 Old 29th Jan 2012 at 4:16 AM
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Originally Posted by prettyevil
Got it! There must have been a corruption with my first download; I redownloaded and it extracted fine. Looks so cute in game. Thanks!

Oh good! Glad to know it got worked out!
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#23 Old 29th Jan 2012 at 5:06 AM
This shizzz owns, and I played it before it come out but :d
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#24 Old 29th Jan 2012 at 7:30 AM
I don't usually download worlds, but I had to have this one! This world is amazing! I wish I could go there myself! I love all the little details, waterfalls, caves etc. You really put a lot of thought and work into it.
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#25 Old 29th Jan 2012 at 7:57 AM
I can't wait to see it when you've made lots for it, but I was wondering if you could add one now? I was trying to use it as a vacation destination with NRAAS Traveller Mod and it doesn't work, probably because the game has no place to put the sims?
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