Saturday, March 27, 2010

World for Sim and Clothing Creators/Using CAS and Nothing Else (Updated)

UPDATE: Added a 40x40 version, for taking sim pics on. You could build a studio there.
Mediafire seems to be having some issues, adding a new download link would just take up space- just keep trying, or try again later, sorry!

This took no time to make, but the concept is cool enough to me that I will share it.

Sometimes I want to make a sim. And when making a sim I do not need my hood to load. So rather than wait for it to load...


I made a world specifically for it. It's the smallest world size possible with NO details but a 5x5 lot in case you wanna check your sim in-game. You dont even need to make a save file, because clicking New Game and choosing this takes less than 3 seconds to load. Compared to, what, 2-3 minutes or more for a populated world? And it's actually better if you dont make a save, because that means the game doesn't have to remember NPCs or magic homeless sims who might show up when checking out a sim. (Plus that cute CAS logo I made shows up every time :p)



It's less than 3MB in size and I've already gotten a ton of use out of it. Hopefully sim and clothing creators will get some, too.

61 comments:

  1. What a great idea, this does look extremely useful for sim and clothing/accessory making, thanks!

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  2. Thanks! This is pretty cool. I will definitely get use out of it.

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  3. What a fantastic idea! Thank you so much.

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  4. Thank you so much! I love making sims, but it's always annoying to wait for some hood to load when you just wanna make a sim. Wonderful!

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  5. This will be really useful! Thanks Claeric!

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  6. I was thinking of something like this yesterday! Thank you very much!

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  7. I just love this!
    Thank you a lot!!

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  8. This is seriously the best thing EVER

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  9. This is such a great idea and this is very useful for me because I got a lot of cc so it takes so long for me to load a town even though all I want is to create a sim so...MANY MANY MANY MANY THANKS!!!!

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  10. its not working.. when I try do download it, it gets stuck! it doesn't appear de pop up

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  11. Wow, thanks so much for sharing this, as a creator I hate the fact it takes forever to load up a new hood just to test a new bit of cc. So once again, cheers!

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  12. can u put another download link? pleez? <3

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  13. I'm also having problems with the download. Anyway, it's a great idea :-)

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  14. Tested, and it's fantastic! :D
    May I suggest something? Would you create another version with a bigger lot? I use a big room to take pics for my stuff, and that lot it's too small :/
    Thanks! ^-^

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  15. can not download. :(

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  16. Just downloaded and will insert in game shortly...if this works Claeric you have made a new friend!!!! :-) Awesome concept!!

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  17. Agreeing with Cece, this is awesome. Great to use for testing and looking at cc objects and clothes. I really do appreciate your sharing with us.

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  18. This is brilliant!
    I'd love a world with a bigger lot, though. I also take my photos inside a box-house.

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  19. Wow, what a great idea.
    Thank you so much for sharing!

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  20. Had no problem with downloading link it's just it's on an updated game and I have not updated and won't because the latest patch has had some issues. So I won't be able to use this. darn...

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  21. That was not made with the latest patch.

    However, refusing to patch will give you more issues in the long run than patching anyway.

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  23. Claeric, I successfully downloaded the mod but the problem is that I CAN'T install it. It says that I need to update my game to make this work. I have HELS & WA installed and my game version is 3.1.7.

    Please help me. Thanks!

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  24. "Requires a software update. Please make sure your game has the latest Software Updates."

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  25. That means you need to update.

    I don't know how to put it any simpler.

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  26. no, 5x5 works great!
    but 40x40 doesn't!!

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  27. Oh, well, 40x40 might have been made after patching CAW.

    You will simply have to patch your game, there is nothing I can do about it.

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  28. Claeric, you can post the .world file that results in installing the world, that way we can put it at the Worlds folder in the Sims 3 directory.

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  29. Thank you so much for this Claeric!
    This is something I really need.

    Very useful!

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  30. Claeric does this work with Awesomemod? I patched but I get a conflic message from aweseomemod when it is installing.

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  31. Actually scratch that, it's just awesomemod being a poo.

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  32. That's pretty cool.. Great idea.
    Thank you!

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  33. Now I can flood my sim bin with sims I'm never going to play! :D

    (Would you object if I hugged you?)

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  34. I downloaded 40x40 version and its working perfect for me. I launched the game and it took me about 5 sec to get to the cas :D
    I love making sims so for me this world is briliant. Thanks so so much :))

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  35. How can I install this, my launcher is broken?

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  36. Thanks a bunch! After wrestling with the newest patch (damn videocamera.ini not being exactly the way it wanted it) I installed it, and it's perfect for testing out new content! I suppose one way it could be improved is to have a version that has a second lot that's 65x65, for testing large lots or those narrow beachfront lots.

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  37. Absolutely love this world. It's been great for testing lots and shooting scenes without the bla of an entire town going on.
    A grateful simmer :D

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  38. This has been so helpful, thanks for making this.
    ~Kitty

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  39. Thanks so much, this is pretty genius :D

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  40. This is the BEST thing. No more waiting for ages on testing one mod. This hood has once functional house thats all. Will do great for creating clothes, skins etc too.

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  41. I was randomly looking at your blog and then saw this. Pure genius, and very, very, VERY useful for testing my sims! Thanks!

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  42. BRILLIANT!!!! Thanks so much! <3 <3

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  43. This is awesome, thank you! :D

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  44. Thanks! I can't to try it in my sims 3 ....

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  45. Thank you! It's perfect!

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  46. Lady FB's site linked to this fabulosity!
    Thanks so much for sharing your cleverness!
    This will be so useful!
    Again, thank you! :)

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  47. Doesn't download :(

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  48. I just downloaded it & installing now :)
    This will be ever so awesome!
    Thanks, Shivar!

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  49. I found this somehow by searching for "choker" on MS3B :S Odd but I'm so glad I did! I've been wanting something like this for ages as my games usually take 7 mins to load, when all I want is CAS :D
    Thank ye very much! ;D

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  50. Thank you for this. Seriously, it's a great concept...something that EA will never put out.

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  51. It is amazing! Thanks so much! Will make easy to download CAS for me without town!

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  52. My game won't install .sims3pack anymore. Could you or anyone with a PC make a .package version or is that too much trouble? Being on a Mac I have no idea what it might entail.

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  53. Thank you for this! Now I won't feel like ripping my hair out every time I need to test clothes!

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  54. Same issue as Sunny Lauren. It use to work fin for me :/

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  55. I'm patched to 1.63 so I'm wondering why it seems to go through the launcher, indicate it's there, but no longer reflects when I click the window open to choose which world I want to go to. WAH! Was this base game done or just not working because of the launcher or something else? It was working prior to the 1.63 jump....

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  56. I use this pretty much 90% of the times I play. Couldn't live without it.

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  57. Thanks, can you make a version of 64x64?
    (Sorry bad english)

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