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Mermaidia

by Crowkeeper Posted 15th May 2020 at 5:09 PM - Updated 5th Oct 2020 at 5:17 PM by Crowkeeper
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


Welcome to the realm of Mermaidia
The realm of Mermaidia is hidden behind a veil of endless waves, deepest sea and fog so impenetrable, that not a single sailor has ever entered its shores. The realm is flourishing under the watchful eye of Saela - Goddess of all Waters. The lives of all Mermaidians are guided by magical rituals and ancient customs.




World Details

Population: unpopulated
Size: 1024x1024 - medium
World Type: Base (suburban)
Number of community lots: 18 (plus 6 dive lots)
Number of residential lots: 14
Diving and tomb adventures included
File size: ca. 49 MB

Number of layers: 8 plus Global Layer
Number of terrain textures: 15 on some chunks I used more than the recommended 8 per chunk but that shouldn’t be a problem.
Most parts of the islands are routable but the sea can be entered only from specific spots to limit water taxi usage and to avoid lags.

Spawners
  • All BG fish spawners
  • All seashell spawners
  • All BG harvestable plants can be found on lots
  • All turtle spawners
  • Most BG, WA and LN gem spawners
  • Most BG and WA metal spawners




Requirements

Required Expansions: All Expansion packs, No store content, no Stuff Packs required
Built on patch level: 1.67.2.024

Required CC

Mermaidian subway (included in the download, please don't forget to put it into your mods (packages) folder) - Custom CC for Mermaidia by the amazing Ladyatir

- Jynx’ rabbithole rugs (pets fixed) for Business and Journalism, Hospital, Science, Bookstore, Grocery, Graveyard, Town Hall, Diner and School from here: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=552847, post #6, you only need the basegame ones. (It is very important to download these specific rabbit hole rugs I have linked to. Others won’t work even if they have the same name! You will know you have the correct files installed if there are correct lot tags displayed on the map).

Optional:

Caitie's Mermaid Hunger and "Drying Up" Moodlet Tweaks: http://modthesims.info/d/507123/mer...ve-flavors.html

Many of the community lots are combo lots with a specific lot type (e.g. Library) and a rabbithole rug. The RH rugs overwrite the lot type map tags in these cases. The lots work fine, the specific lot map tags just do not show in map view. If that bothers you this will help: map tag fixes by Don Babilon http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=614360.

Things to note about Mermaidia
  • Mermaidia is a roadless world. It may take some time until the sims have reached their destination.
  • The world comes with custom lighting/weather. So if you have a global lighting mod you might want to take it out to see how the world is meant to look.
  • EA tends to spawn collectibles for all EPs you have installed. So you might find e.g. small pets in inconvenient places. If you want to prevent small pets from spawning you could try this mod: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=518178
  • Many of the characteristic features of the buildings were achieved with the cfe cheat and editing of the lots is not advisable.
  • Skip level markers have been used and you will have to enter the: "RestrictBuildBuyInBuildings off" cheat to edit the buildings.
  • Mermaidia uses custom textures and weather so it is highly recommended to quit the game and reload if you want to switch worlds. Weather or textures may bleed into the next world. It will be ok after saving and reloading. This is not an issue with Mermaidia but EA default.
  • Snow doesn't look right on the Mermaidian land due to it's sculpting (the land level being extremely close to the sea level). It is recommended to switch off all seasons except summer.
  • The diving lots can trigger unexpected errors (e.g. swimming on land) This is not an issue with Mermaidia but EA default. You will most likely have to reset your sim if you experience such issues.
  • Most parts of the islands are routable but the sea can be entered only from specific spots to limit water taxi usage and to avoid lags.
  • Mermaidia contains tombs some of which can lead your sim to premature death. It is recommended to create a separate save file before entering them.
  • There are many rubble piles used as decoration in Mermaidia so if your sim is saying they can't remove them you should skip them.

Credits

First of all, I would like to thank the amazing tomb makers who have made Mermaidia a much more fun place to play: Kylaaab, Chokolady and Celtysims

Ladyatir for creating amazing additions for the world - her subway replacement and the water taxi replacement (already included in the world file)

Nemexia of the nightfall, Willowsblood and Windermere for creating beautiful sims for the artwork in Mermaidian's gallery.

Simsmidgen , for dedicating countless hours to testing every version of the world and patiently replaying all dive lots and tombs again and again.

attuned, Bbcopperdaisy, and Frou , who tested the world, provided helpful advice and support!

I would also like to thank the creators of the following mods:
Decorator's Best Friend by misukisu: http://virtualartisan.blogspot.com/...est-friend.html
NRaas Debug Enabler: https://www.nraas.net/community/DebugEnabler
Velocitygrass' stencil remover: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=478307

Also a big thank you to the many more who offered their help!

But the greatest thanks belongs to my dear friend Norn, who did not only come up with the whole idea of making a Mermaid themed world (proof ) but created beautiful crystal trees for it and helped me through the whole creative process, taking care of the routing, discussing every detail with me for hours and motivating me to finish the project even when I felt like it is impossible. So if you want to thank someone for this world, it should probably be her.

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
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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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Instructor
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#2 Old 5th May 2020 at 4:02 PM Last edited by Crowkeeper : 11th May 2020 at 5:41 PM.
Residentials lots (comments section)

Residential lots
The common Mermaidians live in caves under the sea, the royals inhibit castles on the surface.


The Ocean Pearl
Home of the Mermaidian King and Queen



Lot details:
Lot typeResidential
Furnished/ Unfurnished price234303/165088
Lot size64x64


The Aquamarine
Residence of the royal family.



Lot details:
Lot typeResidential
Furnished/ Unfurnished price235180/159288
Lot size40x40




Sapphire Lair
Cozy cave for two



Lot details:
Lot typeResidential
Furnished/ Unfurnished price52090/34905
Lot size20x20


Crayfish Den
Dwelling for two.



Lot details:
Lot typeResidential
Furnished/ Unfurnished price17007/1804
Lot size15x15


Basalt Cavern
Dwelling for two.



Lot details:
Lot typeResidential
Furnished/ Unfurnished price18073/2112
Lot size15x20


Screenshots

Visit my Tumblr for more creations http://crowkeeperthesimmer.tumblr.com :)
Instructor
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#3 Old 5th May 2020 at 4:04 PM Last edited by Crowkeeper : 5th May 2020 at 8:35 PM.
Community lots
Mermaidians engage in many rituals during their life. Their land is full of magical sites built for this purpose.


The Fortress of Wisdom
All Mermaidian knowledge is stored on the dusty shelves of this ancient archive.



Lot details:
Lot typeLibrary
Furnished/ Unfurnished price314588/112887
Lot size30x30


Temple of Reverence
Join the ranks of the humble servants of our Queen's will.



Lot details:
Lot typeTown Hall
Furnished/ Unfurnished price37921/13528
Lot size20x20




Altar of Seala's Commandment
Saela has been watching over this sacred shrine for centuries, approving the bonds of true love and friendship. She has been protecting the Mermaidian younglings during their sea-coming rituals and providing her powers to the ones in need. But be aware! Only with pure intentions you can stand at the Altar of Seala's Commandment. You will suffer from her wrath if you are not true to your heart.



Lot details:
Lot typeExclusive Lounge
Furnished/ Unfurnished price178560/35089
Lot size50x50


The Altar of Eternity
At the Altar of Eternity, through an ancient ritual, Saela will take you home and your soul will become a single drop of Water, joining your brothers and sisters in the Sea forever protecting our realm.



Lot details:
Lot typeGraveyard
Furnished/ Unfurnished price164562/43023
Lot size30x30


Explorer's Shelter
You, who travelled so far and into the realm of Mermaidia, can rest in this humble shelter, under the protection of Saela. Be aware though, the Waters of Mermaidia, which are our home, can become a grave for those who instead of fins have limbs and their bodies are weighted down by heavy bones.



Lot details:
Lot typeBase Camp
Furnished/ Unfurnished price123610/89747
Lot size30x30


Screenshots

Visit my Tumblr for more creations http://crowkeeperthesimmer.tumblr.com :)
Scholar
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#4 Old 15th May 2020 at 7:26 PM
Yay, congrats! It's finally done, a marvel you created here! It's the most amazing world. Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 15th May 2020 at 7:49 PM
......Wow. This is beautiful!
Top Secret Researcher
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#6 Old 15th May 2020 at 8:02 PM
An absolute triumph of imagination and mad skills. This world has blown me away!
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 15th May 2020 at 9:21 PM
Breathtaking. So cool to see this done at long last, it looks incredible.
Field Researcher
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#8 Old 15th May 2020 at 9:47 PM
This is the definition of fantasy at its greatest. It's a masterpiece, thank you, Crow
Alchemist
#9 Old 15th May 2020 at 10:25 PM
In..*pg13*..credible!

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#10 Old 15th May 2020 at 10:39 PM
Well done! Congrats on such a beautiful world!
Field Researcher
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#11 Old 15th May 2020 at 11:14 PM
Wow, absolutely gorgeous!
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#12 Old 16th May 2020 at 2:30 AM
Absolutely mind blowing. The CFE sculting, CAST work and combination of objects to create whole new pieces is amazing.
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#13 Old 16th May 2020 at 3:10 AM
OMG.. This is amazing!!!! WOW!!!! Just Wow!!!
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#14 Old 16th May 2020 at 4:29 AM
Woweeewow!!! This is beautiful!
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#15 Old 16th May 2020 at 5:39 AM
Just simply amazing! A beautiful world!
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 16th May 2020 at 7:33 AM
It's such a beautiful world <3 Thank you so much for sharing (:
Field Researcher
#17 Old 16th May 2020 at 8:11 AM Last edited by simsmidgen : 16th May 2020 at 4:37 PM.
Congratulations, it's a masterpiece of a world, that not only looks truly amazing, but you can actually play in and enjoy and the absolute Best Tombs of any world!

You've set an incredibly high standard and I loved watching it all evolve
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 16th May 2020 at 9:14 AM
Congratulation with the release of the world :)
Field Researcher
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#19 Old 16th May 2020 at 10:17 AM
It looks magical and otherworldly as all your works! I also admire how you transferred the usual community lot functions to "rituals" by building lore.
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#20 Old 16th May 2020 at 11:49 AM
Oh my ...! This looks so nice!!! It is a beautiful world! Congrats on all the hard work!
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#21 Old 16th May 2020 at 12:06 PM
Something really unique. Not sure how to fit it into any of my stories, but I'm going to love exploring it.

Thanks
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#22 Old 16th May 2020 at 12:41 PM
This is amazing :O
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#23 Old 16th May 2020 at 1:38 PM
Amazing. Seems inspired by PWI Raging tide expansion, am I right?
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#24 Old 16th May 2020 at 3:13 PM
I had a chance to go in and actually play in the world for a little bit.. First of all the routing in wonderful, the game runs so smoothly in this world. Now let's talk about aesthetics, OMG.. It really does look like you're in Triton's domain. The attention to detail is superb. I only got a chance to visit one of the diving lots but it was gorgeous and interactive, and I felt like I was on a underwater quest to find the Sea Witch Ursela..lol I love this world, I can see so many stories being told in it. Also fairies and sea witches will be right at home here, not just mermaids.. Beautiful!!!
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#25 Old 16th May 2020 at 6:41 PM
You just completely changed my weekend plans! Can't wait to explore this beautiful world. Thanks for sharing with us!
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