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Halloween Hideaway (No CC)

by pancake101 Posted 10th Oct 2019 at 1:17 AM - Updated 31st Oct 2020 at 4:12 PM by pancake101
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Hidden away from the realm of our world, surrounded by a dark and eerie ocean, and sat beneath an ominous purple sky, is a mysterious little town known only to the supernatural and those looking for a good scary time! Here, frightening fun lurks around every corner along with a healthy dose of spine-tingling scares! Welcome to Halloween Hideaway!

I was inspired to build this Halloween world after doing my Lemax and Department 56 Halloween builds last year. I wanted to create a place where they could all come together with other spooky builds I've done in the past and create a world that is all year Halloween!


Map Size: 512x512- Small
Spawners: Fish, Nanite, Seed, Insect, Gem, and Junkyard
Layers: There are 5 layers including the Global layer
Terrain Textures: There are 8 terrain textures used, but none that exceed 8 per chunk
Routing: Sims can route anywhere except steep hillsides and areas with excessive foliage or object details such as rocks. Non-Camera routing was also not applied to this world.
Number of Residential Lots: 13 (10 built, 3 vacant)

Number of Community Lots: 26 (21 regular, 5 Rabbitholes)

A few things to note about Halloween Hideaway:

- This world does use a lot of Katy Perry Sweet Treat items! If you do not have this pack, some areas such as Tricks and Treats candy store , or any of the town playgrounds will be missing most all of their items and will be replaced by non working base game replacements!

- This is a ROADLESS world, so there are no vehicles of any kind, nor can vehicles be used. This means no cars, scooters, bicycles, broomsticks, taxis, trucks, limos, buses,and carpools. Some services that require vehicles such as maids, repairmen, pizza delivery etc. will not be available as well. There is an "invisible sidewalk" system in place that keeps your Sims on the designated pathways around town. Or if you prefer, there are LLAMA teleporters sprinkled around to make transportation easier. I would suggest downloading this mod that reduces the risks of using teleporters:
- This world has customized weather and lighting files. If you have any global lighting mods in your game I would suggest taking them out so they do not interfere with the custom lighting. The lore of the island dictates that it is set in a perpetual time loop that keeps it forever Halloween night. For this reason, Daytime and Nightime lighting are essentially the same to give the feel of an eternal Halloween night. Weather is still routine however and clouds will change colors based upon weather patterns.
- The plants in the greenhouse at Oleanders will go dormant in the winter as the roof is open. Also, any pumpkins set out around the town are debug items and will expire in about three days. Feel free to replace them with proper decorative pumpkins! This does not apply to the pumpkin trees, as those are simply textured that way.
- The Dollhouse is perfectly livable, but is not seasons-proof due to the open back. This can easily be managed with controlled weather, but rain and snow will pile up inside if you choose to leave them on. Your Sim may also get privacy notices due to the open bathroom.
- There are a few buildings that utilize the Supernatural sliding bookcase doors. However, they will not work upon your first use and you will have to manually delete and replace them or click them and 'reset' them to make them work. This is just an EA bug with the doors, but they can easily be remedied as stated before.

Expansion Packs: World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations, Pets, Showtime, Supernatural, Seasons, University Life, Island Paradise, Into The Future.
Stuff Packs: Fast Lane, Outdoor Living, Town Life, Master Suite, Katy Perry's Sweet Treats, 70's 80's & 90's, Movie.


Thanks and Credits:
I would like to extend a huge thanks to everyone who helped me along the process of creating this world! It has long been a goal of mine to get into world building and I don't think I could have done it without everyone's help. A big thanks to Norn and Sirrena for helping me with the Rabbithole recolors and teaching me how to do it myself! Thank you to attuned, Norn, and Fluse for testing the world and helping me find and fix any issues and troubleshoot everything so that everything worked as it should!


Happy Halloween everyone! And Happy Simming!

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 + 7 SPs
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Size: 37.65 MB · Downloads: 3,218 · 10th Oct 2019
37.65 MB 3,218 10th Oct 2019
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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.).

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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.
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Space Pony
Original Poster
#2 Old 1st Oct 2019 at 5:07 AM Last edited by pancake101 : 1st Oct 2019 at 5:26 AM.
Residential Lots-

Name: Morbid Manor
Lot Size: 20x20
Furnished/ Unfurnished Price: $83,959/$42,404
Description: Creaking floors, drafty roof, mysterious paranormal noises... Yup! Sounds like the perfect haunted house to me! Join the throngs of undead that haunt the walls of this eerie old house. They've just been DYING for some company... 2 br, 2 ba

Name: Candy Corn Cottage
Lot Size: 30x20
Furnished/Unfurnished Price: $87,933/$49,179
Description: Looking for a house to satisfy your sweet tooth? This candy corn themed home is the perfect place for you! 2 br, 2 ba

Name: Trick R Treat Trailer
Lot Size: 15x25
Furnished/Unfurnished Price: $15,946/$12,945
Description: A nice starter home for new residents to this spooky little island! 1br, 1ba

Name: Gloomy Gravesider
Lot Size: 20x30
Furnished/Unfurnished Price: $62,247/$28,738
Description: If you like the idea of living next door to a graveyard, this little house is perfect for you! But be warned. The dead buried in that cemetery have no intention of staying buried! 2 br, 1 ba

Name: House On The Hill
Furnished/Unfurnished Price: $100,435/$57,017
Lot Size: 40x40
Description: The house on the hill has always had an air of mysteriousness about it. The owners were almost never seen in public, strange, disturbing noises often emanated from within its walls, and many would claim to see a dark, shadowy figure peering out from the attic window. Whatever the truth is, the house is now empty and awaiting new owners. Will you be the next one to call it home? 2 br, 3 ba
Space Pony
Original Poster
#3 Old 1st Oct 2019 at 5:28 AM Last edited by pancake101 : 7th Oct 2019 at 7:47 PM.
Community Lots-

Name: Dead End Diner
Furnished/Unfurnished Price: $67,070/$17,449
Lot Size: 20x20
Description: This spooky little eatery may seem a bit frightening, but rest assured they have some of the best food in town!

Name: Oleander Gardens and Elixirs
Furnished/Unfurnished Price: $81,014/$50,064
Lot Size: 30x20
Description: If your Sims are in the market for new elixirs and ingredients, take a trip to Oleanders! This creepy little market sells only the finest potion ingredients, many of which are grown right in the store's greenhouse! Whatever it is you need, they are sure to have it!

Name: Misfortune Teller
Furnished/Unfurnished Price: $26,105/$6,966
Lot Size: 10x10
Description: Everyone loves having their fortunes told, so take a trip down to this spooky little shop and see what the fortune teller has in store for you! Will it be riches and prosperity, or doom and despair??

Name: Ghastly Goblin Gymnasium
Furnished/Unfurnished Price: $105,687/$74,882
Lot Size: 25x18
Description: If you want a chance to be able to outrun those monsters that are after you, you're gonna need to work on your fitness! Luckily, the town gym has plenty of equipment that will boost your levels to maximum capacity and make sure those beasties won't be snacking on you tonight.

Name: Last Hope Lighthouse
Furnished/Unfurnished Price: $57,599/$40,014
Lot Size: 25x25
Description: The souls of those lost at sea are said to haunt this spooky lighthouse.
Test Subject
#4 Old 10th Oct 2019 at 12:48 PM
What a cute town! Thanks so much for sharing
Field Researcher
#5 Old 10th Oct 2019 at 3:11 PM
Spooky! I love the building on the screenshot 8. Your work is a treat for the eyes
Test Subject
#6 Old 10th Oct 2019 at 4:13 PM
WOW! Beautiful job! And just in time for Halloween! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 10th Oct 2019 at 5:37 PM
Looks Fun. Perhaps this should be set up as a vacation world from Supernatural

Lab Assistant
#8 Old 10th Oct 2019 at 6:05 PM
Well, you're amazing. Thank you! I loved your lots from last year. Can't wait to plug in all the sims from Midnight Hollow into this town.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 10th Oct 2019 at 8:05 PM
dear pancake, i am a bit busy atm but i wanna say a quick congrats to your great world! i had a lot of fun testing it and thank you for your hard work!
Field Researcher
#10 Old 10th Oct 2019 at 8:40 PM
What an adorable world! Can't wait to try it out. All the lots in it are absolutely beautiful, and it's perfect that it came out in time for Halloween!
Top Secret Researcher
#11 Old 10th Oct 2019 at 9:23 PM
Congratulations, it's smashing!
Trainee Moderator
staff: trainee moderator THANKS POST
#12 Old 10th Oct 2019 at 10:03 PM
Nice to see you get your world completed and uploaded.
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 11th Oct 2019 at 6:41 PM
I'm a town-addict <3
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 12th Oct 2019 at 6:58 AM
That's a Sims 3 for you. The whole freakin'n world for players liking.
Try that in Sims 4...
I cannot get over it still - no large worlds with customization options and no open worlds.... Such a deal breaker for me.
Long live TS3.
Test Subject
#15 Old 13th Oct 2019 at 3:53 AM
This is such a cute world. I love how the buildings all are theme-related. Am going to try the world tonight! Thank you for creating it!
#16 Old 17th Oct 2019 at 8:19 PM
Yayy! You did it! Fascinating!
Test Subject
#17 Old 20th Oct 2019 at 5:49 AM
Default CAW files
It's fantastic! Could you put the CAW files? I would like to translate street names into my language
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 20th Oct 2019 at 9:44 PM
Wow! This is great! Can't wait to try it in game!
Test Subject
#19 Old 22nd Oct 2019 at 9:50 AM
I've been waiting for a halloween based world for years LOL thank you!!
Test Subject
#20 Old 3rd Nov 2019 at 7:32 PM
This map is just beautiful! I love the atmosphere "Halloween", there with all these beautiful buildings, the color of the sea, the sky, the fog, the streets ... The atmosphere is superb! When I think this map is bigger and 1000 times more successful than the Sims 4 Magical World, it's just crazy. The Sims 3 always on top !!

Thank you very much for this achievement. It is always a pleasure to discover new creations again in 2019 and discover new places for this game. Thank you and congratulations !!
Test Subject
#21 Old 15th Jan 2020 at 7:13 PM
this is insanely cool and so well built!
Test Subject
#22 Old 30th Jan 2020 at 7:14 PM
Do you plan to add npcs in the future?
Space Pony
Original Poster
#23 Old 30th Jan 2020 at 7:22 PM
Originally Posted by babacon88
Do you plan to add npcs in the future?

Im planning on leaving the world unpopulated so people can populate it with their own characters
Forum Resident
#24 Old 16th May 2020 at 3:14 AM
This is really cool, I love the Halloween theme and horror elements. Downloading!!
Test Subject
#25 Old 19th Oct 2020 at 3:41 AM
I have made this world my main world since its release. It runs flawlessly fast and lag free, and I can play for extended periods and generations without having a bloated save. The Nraas mods prevent corruption as well. Coupled with the world, I have included a huge palace instead of the 64x64 Caroline Mansion with up to an average of 30 Sims running it with Ani's Apartment mod.

Your world never has disappointed me in almost a year now. It still loads very fast and it svaes fast as well. Never had an error code 12.

I can confirm this is a reliable custom world. Thanks Pancake.
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