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SimCity Renaissance Faire - NO CC

by Zarathustra Posted 12th Sep 2021 at 11:46 PM - Updated 15th Sep 2021 at 4:58 AM by Zarathustra
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Hear ye, hear ye! All Lords and Ladies, all Knights of the Realm, and all the common folk of this land are hereby called to appear and pay homage to their Royal Majesties at the annual SimCity Renaissance Faire!

I've actually had this lot in the works for quite a while, trying to find a way of capturing the fun of a Renaissance faire so that your Sims who don't happen to live in medieval times can still have fun putting on a suit of armor and throwing an axe across a training field, while small children can dress up as dragons or princesses and imagine they're ruling over an entire kingdom of their own!

I tried to give a wide mix of different activities available to your Sims without the need for TOO many NPC employees to show up, but there's still quite a few, by my count 10 NPCs will generate if you leave this as an unowned community lot. I would highly encourage setting this up as an owned lot though, for two main reasons- First, that way you can actually charge admittance to the faire, which anyone who's visited one of these attractions in real life can quickly confirm is an ever-present cost, and second, because while NPCs on an unowned lot will generate in the typical cashier or waiter or barista uniforms, an owned lot will let you assign them to wear suits of armor or a witch's robes or a peasant's tabard, making the medieval flavor of the lot come through so much better when your Sims pay it a visit, and helping them forget their modern-day cares and immerse themselves in the fantasy medieval world that surrounds them!

I've playtested a clone (that clone was also used for the attached images that include Sims- the lot as uploaded has never been visited) and addressed all the problems I could find, so for the most part your Sims should behave themselves reasonably well while on this lot! I think the biggest outstanding issue is taking food or drink a long way from where they bought it before they eat, but even that I've managed to deal with in most cases!

While it is definitely an expensive lot, at $546,336, and a large one, at 5x6 in size, most of it is limited to the first few stories or just open air at ground level, so hopefully it's not TOO hard on your computer's graphics processor! And just like all my other uploads, there's no CC included or required, so you should be able to just launch right into playing with this lot in your game once you've downloaded it! If you do find technical trouble anywhere though, please let me know and I'll do my best to get it corrected!



This annual festival provides an opportunity to hearken back to medieval times without giving up on the conveniences of indoor plumbing! Merchants will have stalls set up in the town square, selling goods of all sorts, from courtly gowns and noble attire to spellbooks and potions to capture the powers that exist in the world beyond the mundane and everyday! A feast hall waits just inside the festival gates, where you can partake of roast boar and rich mulled wine in front of a roaring fire, surrounded by the heraldry of every noble house in service to the Crown, and serenaded by the melodic strains of a lute or pipes played by the most talented bards SimCity has to offer!

Those seeking a wake-up potion will do well to head towards the woods at the rear of the faire grounds, where a helpful fae has set up a wonderful small cafe. No need to fear being charged your firstborn child or any such exchange from the old tales, this shop has a clear exchange of coin for goods, just like any other shop you've visited! Beware any diminutive pixies or sprites appearing out of the woodwork though- they are not employees of the faire, and management cannot guarantee your safety should you enter into any agreement with them! Carrying an iron horseshoe with you may be advisable...

For those seeking more rustic fare, across the town square lies a tavern counter where aspiring rangers and wandering minstrels can spend their hard-earned coin on foodstuffs better suited to a hard day's travel through the wilderness and the far reaches of the kingdom. (Note that while food is welcome in almost all areas of the Faire, ales, wines, and other spirits may not be taken outside the town square area of the festival, due to SimCity health and safety codes)



Aspiring knights can test their skills in the tournament grounds below the Western Watchtower, where the royal army's trainers are on hand to teach skills with the axe in the throwing range, of movement through the obstacle courses, and of balance in the tournament's log pools. Those wishing to watch the competition are welcome to attend, and the grounds include stands specially for viewing the different contests. (Combatants are required to wear appropriate safety attire when participating in tournament activities- armor of any sort is prohibited)



Traveling merchants have set up camp on the western edge of the tournament grounds as well, so any visitors in need of goods from faraway lands should be sure to stop and browse the wares available from the wagon caravan, or those in need of novel forms of entertainment are invited to watch the firedancers travelling with the troupe. These amazing feats and remarkable goods can be found nowhere else in the kingdom today!

Far to the back of the faire grounds, the lands begin to give way to the magic forest, and here stands a proud sorcerer's tower. The sorcerer bids all welcome, but especially those still young (or young at heart) enough to still believe in magic, and high in this tower you may find just the magical item or toy you've hoped for, that will always be able to conjure up the magical adventures of the faire, even long after you have turned your feet for home.



And of course, towering high over the faire and all the lords and ladies, all the peasants and nobles milling about the town square and the tournament grounds below, stands the Great Castle of SimCity. Its high stone towers and battlements stand as a testament to the strength of the Crown, and it is here before the castle gates that traveling minstrel shows and acts are performed, and where at midday each day of the festival, Their Majesties the King and Queen hold court and greet the assembled masses. All subjects are called to attend and make their obeisance known!

This royal proclamation was issued by sovereign decree of the Crown of SimCity. ALL HAIL!!!

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#2 Old 13th Sep 2021 at 3:05 AM
Awesome job on this one!! It reminds me of a renaissance faire I went to in 2019. My cousin Marlene was working there. It was a lot of fun! I should download it for my game sometime! :
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#3 Old 13th Sep 2021 at 10:46 AM
I was just thinking of this kind of lot the other day since Ren Faire season is upon is and while watching a Twitch streamer play a medieval hood and thinking how clothing cc could be utilized in a contemporary hood. Wonderful work as always, I love the log rolling activity used in this scenario.
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#4 Old 13th Sep 2021 at 6:45 PM
This would be great for my Pleasantview Epic Challenge when the town is a little bigger as a community hangout though with cash registers replaced by the Simlogical ones that don`t generate NPC's as well as not having the restraunt until later when it's added back in.I can use medevel versions of food replacators instead.It's also going into my MCC,apocalypse challenge and it can show up in other towns as a novelty.
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#5 Old 14th Sep 2021 at 12:29 AM
Lovely! And what a cute idea
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#6 Old 16th Sep 2021 at 4:28 AM
Very tempted by this for my medieval game. Great work as always.
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#7 Old 16th Sep 2021 at 6:37 PM
What a lovely and fun lot Fine attention to detail as always, and all in all, magnificent.
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#8 Old 20th Sep 2021 at 1:10 PM
Huzzah!
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#9 Old 21st Sep 2021 at 1:47 AM
This lot has so much potential! We can notice that every single tiny detail was planned... thank you!
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#10 Old 3rd Oct 2021 at 3:20 AM
Great job! Nice usage of the castle-themed items from Family Fun Stuff, too.
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#11 Old 3rd Oct 2021 at 4:05 AM
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Originally Posted by LauraBow
Great job! Nice usage of the castle-themed items from Family Fun Stuff, too.


@LauraBow Thanks! Of all things, that set might actually be most responsible for inspiring this lot- it's fun, but it's so hard to work into things since it's so unabashedly cheesy and clearly modern, but at the same time clearly medieval. A ren faire is really the only place for it!

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#12 Old 5th Nov 2021 at 7:23 AM
You never cease to amaze me, @Zarathustra! Another beautiful creation! Your builds always draw me so deeply into the many possibilities of the game and get my brain boiling over with inspiration. The Sims 5 folks should bring you onboard. Your work is fantastic!!


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#13 Old 19th Nov 2021 at 5:36 PM
This is awesome
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#14 Old 9th Dec 2021 at 11:42 PM
This lot looks amazing, but every time I try to enter it, my entire came crashes. My game works perfectly in every other way so I'm not sure what's going on. I have UC and graphics rulemaker 2.0 configured just right. Is there something I'm missing?
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#15 Old 10th Dec 2021 at 6:18 AM
Sorry to hear that! There shouldn't be any weird configuration needed so far as I'm aware, since this is only using EAxis content that you should already have if you've go the UC. The only thing I can think is that if you've got a lower-end GPU it may just have trouble with the amount of stuff and the number of NPCs this lot generates.

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#16 Old 10th Dec 2021 at 3:32 PM Last edited by jmrosseter : 10th Dec 2021 at 5:30 PM.
Hi there! Thank you so much for answering my post! I have an Acer Nitro 5, which is considered a gaming laptop. I can play Frostpunk on Steam, so my GPU is fine. Apparently, I can't enter any of your lots (I've tried several). I never get error messages, the game just quits and I'm suddenly staring at my desktop. Weird. Would L.O.V.E. to use these lots! Do you think the problem would show up in the log file? I'm not very good at reading them, but perhaps I should post it here under "spoiler" so you can take a look?

EDIT: Here is the first part of the log. My sim tried to go there by taxi, and it just crashed. I've never had this problem before with other downloaded lots. I hope we can figure this out!




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Sorry to hear that! There shouldn't be any weird configuration needed so far as I'm aware, since this is only using EAxis content that you should already have if you've go the UC. The only thing I can think is that if you've got a lower-end GPU it may just have trouble with the amount of stuff and the number of NPCs this lot generates.
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#17 Old 10th Dec 2021 at 6:48 PM
Sorry, this is where you get into the technical aspects that I' can't even pretend to understand, let alone offer informed suggestions- you're going to be better served by bringing this up in the forums more generally!

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#18 Old 19th Dec 2021 at 10:29 AM
Wow!!! Amazing!!!
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#19 Old 19th Dec 2021 at 11:07 AM
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This lot looks amazing, but every time I try to enter it, my entire came crashes. My game works perfectly in every other way so I'm not sure what's going on. I have UC and graphics rulemaker 2.0 configured just right. Is there something I'm missing?

Perhaps this will help:
https://answers.ea.com/t5/Other-The.../6619378/page/8
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#20 Old 19th Mar 2022 at 5:49 PM
Ever time I go there. I didn’t see anyone work there so I have to hire people
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#21 Old 20th Mar 2022 at 1:02 AM
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Ever time I go there. I didn’t see anyone work there so I have to hire people


Assuming you're going there with it as an owned lot, yeah, you'll have to hire most staff (the firedancer and mountain-theme outdoor restaurant chef should still spawn). If you're just sending Sims there with it zoned as an unowned community lot and you're STILL not seeing NPCs generate though, then you'll probably want to bring it up in the help forums.

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#22 Old 18th Apr 2022 at 7:55 AM
Thanks! This is a really cool lot, and despite having an old laptop from 2017 (its not a gaming one) it still runs fine, theres small lag here and there but its more than playable.