Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sims 3 Big Apple First Beta released!


I am proud to be able to release the first version of the Sims 3 Big apple today!



More than 6 month of hard work lay behind me and I really hope that you will enjoy the world as much as I do. Though it is still far from being finished, the release of the First Beta is another important step in the creation process of this world.

So here it is, the download link:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/p72g4eq9w245a14/Sims_3_Big_Apple_First_Beta.zip

Please have a look at the readme first. There you will find instructions on how to install the custom content and some other important information. I really want to thank all the people who contributed yet! You can find their names in the credits section in the readme.

I do now kindly ask for your feedback: Do you like the current layout of the city? Do you miss something? What do you like most?
I am always open for any suggestions or ideas and I would be glad if some people would actually contribute some lots to this project, as it would really speed up all the work.

Have fun playtesting!

Horus

32 comments:

  1. What are the Expansion Packs that are required to play this???

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  2. Can you put up more photos first? I need to see more of the city before i download it ^_^

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  3. Expansion packs are World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night and Seasons.

    Photos can be found in the gallery.

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  4. Congratulations for that great work !!! Can we have the CAW files, please ?

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  5. I was hoping there would be a new york without CC included but good work

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  6. great, just installing that. please DON'T EVER MIND people complaining about custome content wich is the true magic of this world and the only way to have something different from the usual boring suburban world. keep it up!

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  7. Thanks for your comment Manuel :) I share exactly your opinion.
    I am sorry for all people that don't like custom content, but it is an essential part of this world.

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  8. I like your custom content it is perfectlt scaled down for your city. though I think it needs more night lights. You should just add them as you create the building so you won't have to stick the windows and advertisements on in caw.

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  9. Mine isn't working for some reason. It downloaded properly and is under installed content on the launcher, but after I choose in the main menu in the game, it only loads about half way and quits. Do you know why this is and possibly how to fix it?

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  10. Hi Horus.
    I've been testing the beta on/off for a few days now and i have no negative issues to report yet. However there are 2 things that really bothered me though. firstly the road textures. Do you intend changing them? it's not very new york/urban. its best suited for a suburban world like SV. Secondly there is no bridge centered through central park :( will you be updating that?

    Otherwise overall so far you've constructed it down to a T :) very good work.

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  11. @Ethan Brown:
    I had similar problems with a custom world I downloaded some times ago. Your crash could be caused by DEP:
    http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Data_Execution_Prevention

    Please follow the solution on this page and tell me, if it works for you.
    http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Data_Execution_Prevention/TS3W

    @Shannon Doherty:
    I am glad you like the world. I will think about changing the road textures and I will try to add the bridge ;)

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  12. I still haven't downloaded it, but the new pictures are jaw dropping (Dat Starbucks). Keep up the good work!

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  13. That looks absolutely amazing ! I can't test it right now due to lack of hard drive space (I want a bigger hard drive for Chrismassss) but I'm curious:
    will you add more buildings or suburban-type lots to the "green" empty areas later on ?
    How many residential lots are there ?
    Are the shops only "painted on" buildings or is there some "real" shops too ?
    Is this world populated or will it be in the future ?
    Is there "city sounds" like in Bridgeport to add realism ?
    Is it categorized as a city and not town (it's only a detail but I noticed no custom city is tagged as such)
    Am I asking too much questions ? (lol)

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  14. Hi, don't worry, I like answering questions ;)

    1) Of course I will add more buildings, I am working on it right now, just doing LaGuardia Airport.
    2) There are about 20 residential lots right now in Manhattan, but there will be more in Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn and so on.
    3) Most of the shops are deco-buildings, but there are some boutiques, cafés, etc. which can be visited.
    4) The world is not populated at the moment. I will maybe do that later.
    5) The world is a city like Brideport with fake traffic (taxis) and so on.
    6) I have not checked, if it is tagged as a city. I will do so later on.

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  15. Manhattan looks really nice! Great work! I'm looking forward to when the other districts are finished (or at least to when the whole project is).

    Thought: Many custom made items go into the Misc Decor section, which causes long load times of that section. Would it be possible to change them to community only items?

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  16. I found this world just now and I'm so happy to have it! I'll definitely play it through and let you know how it works for me - I'm just really excited.
    By the way, I love creating sims - since the world is not populated, I could make some families and send you a save or something like that... I'm sorry, it's just a suggestion.
    Anyways, congratulations on bringing this project to its first beta - if I have any thoughts, I'll send them in.

    PS: Sorry for any mistakes in my English, not my first language.

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    1. It would be great, if you'd create some Sims for the city. Contact me, when you are done.

      Enjoy the world and don't worry about your English, I'm not a native speaker, too

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  17. Hi. I am from Brklyn ny. And have been waiting forever for a nYC world. Yours looks awesom. But I dl'd and then i start my game and in the world menu it is not there. So a tried re installing again, and still it does not show up at all. like i never installed. What could be the issue? The optional folder?? I did not take that because it was optiona. And i have late night EP. Do I need to install it anyways? Please help.

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    1. Hey there,
      do you have ambitions, world adventures and seasons, too?
      Does the launcher show any issue when installing the world?
      The optional folder can't cause the issue, of that I am sure.

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  18. Horus, I have Ambitions, WA adn Seasons. I also have PETS, but i took that one out. It installs. And is says success after it is done. But when i reopen the launcher, I see the world is gone again. Just a little (beige box) sits where the picture of the world use to be. I go ahead a start my game anyways, only to see in the select world on the menu, the world is NOT there. I installed 3 times, and each time the world simply disappears - Like it was never installed. :-(

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    1. That is really weird. I have no clue what could cause this issue at the moment. Maybe you could try what they propose here:

      http://nonasims.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/help-i-installed-a-world-from-the-sims-3-store-but-its-not-in-game/

      Hopefully, one of those steps solves the issue for you. Please report, if you have been successful!

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  19. Hi horus. Finally I have the world and its loading. turns out the EA had glitches with the launcher. THey have now fixed it, or are in the middle of fixing it. Anyhoo, the world is loading now and im so excited to explore it. Thanks again for all your help, and your hard worlk. Cant wait for you to do Brklyn, as that is my home town born and raised. I lived on Saint Marks Ave right across from the brklyn Childrens meuseum. and went to school at Prospect heights where mom worked at the Brklyn Botanical Gardens right across the stree. HEHE. im excited.

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  20. Hey! I love this world, congrats on the work, it´s amazing and I really can´t believe how people do this stuffs.
    I only have one question. I played this world for a few days by now, and still can´t see all the buildings that appear on the pictures here. Do I need to have more patience or do I have a problem with the world?
    Thank you so much for this NY!!!

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    1. Hi, I am glad that you like the wordl! Have you made sure that you installed all the cc correctly? Which buildings are missing?
      They should load right at the beginning, so patience wouldn't help solving the issue.

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  21. Yes, the cc was the problem. I think I fixed it. Thanks!!!

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  22. Found this at perfect timing and so amazed! Thank you <333

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  23. WOW! BIG WOW!, I've always been a BIG BIG fan of Sim dynasty since day 1!; this creation of yours only makes me far more than excited to see who can reach the bar, because you and who ever contributed just surpassed it by a large margin. I'm awfully amazed by this, please never give up, this is the BEST!

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  24. Thank you very much! Comments like yours keep pushing me to continue my project :)

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  25. Hi there!!

    This world looks just REALLY genius! I would love to play it - but sadly, I don't have WA installed at the moment. Will it still work without WA or is it just impossible to play it without this EP?

    xo

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    1. Hi,
      just feel free to try it! It should work, but you will face some issues with some of the 3rd party custom content I used.
      Have fun!

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  26. I downloaded the world and it's awesome but non of the buildings/news tickers are showing up in times square.. I have all the EPs so not sure why.. if anyone can help? please

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