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Newcrest: Filled!

by SnowieSimmer Posted 5th May 2017 at 8:18 PM - Updated 4th Jun 2019 at 5:58 PM by SnowieSimmer
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6/4/19 Update: I've updated a couple of the lots to have Seasons-friendly roofing, and added hot/cold outfits for all of the Newcrest Sims! (Don't worry, Seasons isn't required.) The save was made with Seasons disabled though, so if you have Seasons you can still choose your starting season as usual. I also added a second save file which I'll explain down below, just know that there's two save files in the updated zip.

New Stuff: So as I said up above, there's two save files included in this mod. One is "NSB Save", which is just a brand new save game with Newcrest filled, with the updates I listed above. The second one, "NSB Save - Townies" has all of the Newcrest updates including hot/cold outfits for EVERY townie from every pack that came out before Seasons. I only used CAS items from base game and their respective DLC, so you shouldn't have any issues. If you don't want your townies updated, you can just delete that save file when you load up your game. The townies weren't changed at all, just given new hot/cold outfits that match their style instead of being randomly generated. That's all for this update, thanks for downloading the mod!

The Sims 4 has had a lot of substantial updates, including one that added a new, totally empty world for us to build on! The problem with this world is; not everyone is a builder. So, I took on the project of filling Newcrest with unique, modern-style houses, community lots, and families, for those of you who don't use Newcrest due to its... emptiness. Everything is built with the base game only, so anyone can use it.

I built everything myself, and have speed build/CAS videos for everything on my YouTube channel! I used the Sims 3 free-rotate, sizing up objects, split-leveling, half walls, and so on. The only new feature I didn't use was the major CAS update, as it came out as I was working on the last lot. As I said before, this is made with all base game content, but it isn't a mod--it's the save files containing the filled Newcrest. Please read the installation instructions below before you post issues about this not working!

Install Instructions:
Firstly, DO NOT PUT THIS IN YOUR MOD FOLDER! This "mod" is a save file, as I know no way to mod the game so that it replaces the empty Newcrest with the filled version I made every time you hit "new game". Because of this, the files you download do not go in your mod folder. Please make a backup of your save files before you install this mod.
  • Backup your save folder somewhere.
  • Download the zip file and extract the .save files.
  • Put the .save files into your save folder.
  • In game, select "Load Game" and you should see an entry called "NSB Save". Load that save.
  • You're all done! This save file is your filled Newcrest, so be sure not to overwrite it or you'll have to re-download the mod!
Having a hard time finding your save folder? Its usual installation path is: Local Disk (C: )>Users>(current user)>My Documents>Electronic Arts>The Sims 4>saves

Notes:
  • Since this is a save file, it should always be compatible with every game version since the version I created it with, which is 1.42. I won't actively check every patch to make sure it's still working, so if you ever have issues with the file not loading properly just PM me and I'll look into it!
  • If you want to see the speed builds for this world, click here .
  • All of these lots and households are already uploaded to the gallery, under #NSB. I can figure out how to upload individual lots to MTS though, if you want.
  • The Sims packaged with this mod are all employed and equipped with various skills. The Price household (in the starter neighborhood) is designed to be a somewhat challenging family to play, and only have $20 to their name.

Permissions:
Since these are all my own personal creations, you may not upload this anywhere else. You are more than welcome to use this in let's plays, and let me know if you do! I'll be sure to check them out.

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 4
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
NSB Mod.zip

Size: 7.87 MB · Downloads: 7,401 · 4th Jun 2019
7.87 MB 7,401 4th Jun 2019
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the file(s) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
 
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 5th May 2017 at 8:51 PM
thank you! i am excited to check this out!
Test Subject
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#3 Old 5th May 2017 at 9:17 PM
Wow! How long did this take to do?
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#4 Old 5th May 2017 at 9:19 PM
Thank You, very nice.
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#5 Old 5th May 2017 at 9:32 PM
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Originally Posted by steadypaws
Wow! How long did this take to do?

So, so many hours. The two big houses took 4-5 hours each, and I have no idea how long the rest of them took. We won't get into the time spent editing the videos for YouTube :p
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#6 Old 5th May 2017 at 11:24 PM
i like empty new crest for my lot tests
Instructor
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#7 Old 6th May 2017 at 1:09 AM
I hate how empty Newcrest is, especially considering the map itself doesn't have much to it either. Thanks for this!
Test Subject
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#8 Old 6th May 2017 at 5:15 AM
My families with children and the grandfolks all live in newcrest but your newcrest looks very nice
Instructor
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#9 Old 6th May 2017 at 10:14 AM
YAY you rescued all lazy people now including me you're my hero thank you :P
Lab Assistant
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#10 Old 7th May 2017 at 12:37 PM
I already wondered why I don't have to delete everything in Newcrest before actually starting... Thanks, this brings a somehow "the way it should be by default" feeling back to the game.
Scholar
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#11 Old 7th May 2017 at 5:54 PM
This is a great idea! I always laugh when people complain about having no space in the game; I have more empty lots than full ones. Usually I love making lots, but the lack of CASt and terrain tools in TS4 just leaves me feeling lazy and uninspired. Thanks for doing all the hard work!
Lab Assistant
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#12 Old 8th May 2017 at 3:21 AM
This is a great upload/download! I don't like trying to fill Newcrest with buildings when I start a new game, and this will make a great place to start off a new Legacy challenge!
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 8th May 2017 at 3:58 AM
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Originally Posted by IAmTheRad
This is a great upload/download! I don't like trying to fill Newcrest with buildings when I start a new game, and this will make a great place to start off a new Legacy challenge!

I hope you enjoy playing around with it If you notice any issues on lots, let me know. I'm already aware of one of the desk chairs being missing at the library (MOO problems), so let me know if you see anything else. I'll probably update this with any fixes necessary once I have a few to do.
Top Secret Researcher
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#14 Old 8th May 2017 at 9:55 AM
I hope you enjoyed creating such a wonderful and pleasant world as much as I would love to do it too one day, Awesome world! Thanks
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#15 Old 8th May 2017 at 12:11 PM
I do like building new lots and creating sims but sometimes it's nce not to have to do it, thanks for this, I'll give it a try. :)
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#16 Old 11th May 2017 at 1:02 PM
Awesome! Thank you!
I've never used Newcrest because of its emptyness, I'm to lazy to build all of that houses.
Now I can play happily!
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#17 Old 12th May 2017 at 12:36 AM
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Hey, uh. Hate to be this guy, but upon installing this, I've entirely lost the option to load games. The only button I have on the main menu is the giant "continue" button. Even after uninstalling the mod, this is keeping up. Any suggestions? :/

Hmm, I don't see how adding a save file would really screw the game up at all. When you copied the save files into your saves folder, did you let it overwrite any files? It's the "first" save file, so it will overwrite your very first save file. As far as I know, creating a renamed copy of the file just makes it not show up in the load game section.
Test Subject
#18 Old 13th May 2017 at 4:37 AM
Is there a way to 'merge' saves? That is, keep everything in my old game, but now have this filled Newcrest?
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#19 Old 13th May 2017 at 7:06 PM
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Originally Posted by superdave
Is there a way to 'merge' saves? That is, keep everything in my old game, but now have this filled Newcrest?

I would just go into your old save file and hit "Save As", which will create a copy of the file with a new name. Then you should be able to safely move the Newcrest files into your folder and let them overwrite the old ones, but still have both saves.
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#20 Old 14th May 2017 at 2:32 AM
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Originally Posted by SnowieSimmer
I would just go into your old save file and hit "Save As", which will create a copy of the file with a new name. Then you should be able to safely move the Newcrest files into your folder and let them overwrite the old ones, but still have both saves.


Sorry, I meant like, have my sim family that I've already been playing, but also all their friendships with people around town and such. But move them into a new house in Newcrest
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#21 Old 14th May 2017 at 7:27 PM
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Sorry, I meant like, have my sim family that I've already been playing, but also all their friendships with people around town and such. But move them into a new house in Newcrest

Ah, well in that case you could just download the lots/households from the gallery. I have them all uploaded under #NSB, so you can just place the ones you want. You can try to follow the picture of the map view to get them on the "right" lots

For households, just check their description to see which house was designed for them. You'll want to use the free real estate cheat, but the Price household can move in without it.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 31st May 2017 at 1:13 PM
Ach, I will forever miss an opportunity to create and install worlds as it was in sims 3. Sims 3 forever and ever.
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#23 Old 31st May 2017 at 5:05 PM
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Ach, I will forever miss an opportunity to create and install worlds as it was in sims 3. Sims 3 forever and ever.

Yeah, we REALLY need a Create-A-World tool. Even if they're just small worlds like Magnolia Promenade and Forgotten Hollow.
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#24 Old 12th Jun 2017 at 4:48 AM
Looking forward to using this. It looks awesome.
Test Subject
#25 Old 7th Aug 2017 at 5:44 PM
Hello! This is kinda not working with my game, when I try to play with my family it just loads back to the world select I used to play this world.
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