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Lunar Lakes.world with Fixes applied

by ellacharmed Posted 13th Dec 2013 at 5:09 PM
10 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
What is this?
This is the download with the resources from the Lunar Lakes resources download thread imported and uploaded as a .world file, in 2 multi-parts.


What has been done?

Refer to the Map available in Game_Help:World_Routing_Lags/Wherewiki for the fixed spots. And the Resources thread linked above, just to see what I've done.



Backup!

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.


How to install?
  • If you don't already have the Lunar Lakes world installed, install it first.
  • 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?)
    Code:
    \Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\InstalledWorlds
  • Delete caches before starting game if you encounter issues. Especially any files named Lunar Lakes in
    Code:
    \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 "Lunar Lakes.world.fixed"
  • 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


FAQs
Q: Do I need to have/buy the Lunar Lakes world?
A: Well, yes. This fixed world won't work on its own. You need the Sims3Pack from the Store to install it in Launcher. Just having this .world file in the InstalledWorld path, on its own without having the Sims3Pack from the Store installed, won't do anything.

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:
Quote:
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. @ellacharmed.wordpress.com. 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 Lunar Lakes Save game.
A: Well, you need to start a new Lunar Lakes 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 in the Feedback section.



Feedback

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. the filesize & filename of the Sims3Pack and when you downloaded it,
  3. what browser and version (if you have issues with downloading),
  4. if you use a download manager (if you have issues with downloading),
  5. what archive program you are using (if you have issues with extracting and joining), and
  6. 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 done so, give it some time to try again later?


Notes & Changelog:

As and when I get reports of any issues, or new spots, or patch changes (if any).
  • Made while on Patch 1.63, and Lunar Lakes.Sims3Pack downloaded in Dec 2013, with filesize of 129MB.





Additional Credits:
Inge & Peter Jones; the tool makers of s3pe, s3su, package compare
Pescado for the Recompressor
My beta testers.
spagtscully & StormchaserOne for the gifted worlds.

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Lunar Lakes.part2.rar

Size: 15.76 MB · Downloads: 14,551 · 13th Dec 2013
15.76 MB 14,551 13th Dec 2013
Lunar Lakes.part1.rar

Size: 50.00 MB · Downloads: 15,462 · 13th Dec 2013
50.00 MB 15,462 13th Dec 2013
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
THANKS POST
#2 Old 17th Dec 2013 at 5:05 AM
Ella, you totally rock! Thank you for all the incredible work you do fixing what EA didn't get right.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#3 Old 13th Jan 2014 at 9:09 PM
Three cheers for ellacharmed! Hip! Hip! HOORAY! Hip! Hip! HOORAY! Hip! Hip! HOORAY!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#4 Old 27th Jan 2014 at 7:21 PM
Now I finally know how to get free worlds! Thank you so much! <3 these are amazing! :D
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#5 Old 24th Mar 2014 at 1:23 PM
the world is installed, but it's not in the game..
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#6 Old 21st Apr 2014 at 11:05 AM
And another world replaced. Thank you so much for all the hard work.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#7 Old 22nd Jan 2016 at 10:07 PM
Thanks.
Instructor
#8 Old 28th Sep 2017 at 11:58 AM
Looks like this thread is a few years old, but I'll hope you're still active...
I have a problem when I delete the files in the worldcaches folder, and only when I do that (Lunar Lakes objects get replaced with regular ones all over the world). So my question is - is it necessary I do that or can I just leave it be?
Field Researcher
#9 Old 9th Jan 2019 at 12:42 PM Last edited by candesco : 9th Jan 2019 at 12:57 PM.
To those who want to use this and have read some posts here above: this file is a fix for lunar lakes. It is NOT a free version of lunar lakes, nor it never will be. What it does is it fixes routing issues in lunar lakes itself, resulting in less lag. It is then quite obvious you already have lunar lakes yourself and have it installed.


Quote:
Originally Posted by M_A_R_I_A
the world is installed, but it's not in the game..


You do have to have Lunar Lakes by yourself, otherwise it won't do anything. This is meant to fix the existing lunar lakes world.
So if you haven't installed lunar lakes, then nothing happens.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sam&skye
Looks like this thread is a few years old, but I'll hope you're still active...
I have a problem when I delete the files in the worldcaches folder, and only when I do that (Lunar Lakes objects get replaced with regular ones all over the world). So my question is - is it necessary I do that or can I just leave it be?


As this is merely a file which fix the world itself of lunar lakes no objects are touched. Only the flat world itself and it's roads and terrains. What it does is fixing the route that sims use to travel from one point to another. By default EA had messed it up pretty bad, which causes lag. I don't know why you delete the worldcache files. If there is no problem with it, then don't touch it. If you already did it, then reinstall lunar lakes.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 9th Feb 2019 at 2:01 AM
I don't know if its an error in the file or the way I saved it?? but I find that my science lab rabbit hole it's not like the one in the original world nor the one that's on your preview pic. It's just a regular lot and not the tall building one.
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 18th Sep 2019 at 1:12 PM
This world doesn't seem to be showing up in my game. I previously bought lunar lakes and replaced the world file, now it will not show up for some reason?