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The Sims 3 Beautiful Open Worlds!

GoodywoodGoodywood Posts: 3,989 Member
I found this video showing Timelapse of Sims 3 worlds, and I started thinking "How could anyone say Sims 4 isn't a stop backwards from this?". I surely hope that TS5 worlds are an improvement of this. This video uses lighting tweaks, and it is so pretty.


I really love Bridgeport at 0:55 during the night.




Here is the link on to get your game to look like this: http://simscommunity.info/2016/03/23/how-to-improve-the-sims-3-graphics/


o:) <3

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  • CyrusTheLoserCyrusTheLoser Posts: 872 Member
    edited May 17
    i mean to be fair, the video is showcasing a graphic enhancement mod (◡‿◡✿)
    i get what you mean though
  • GoodywoodGoodywood Posts: 3,989 Member
    i mean to be fair, the video is showcasing a graphic enhancement mod (◡‿◡✿)
    i get what you mean though

    I know. I mentioned it (I thought) that it is using "tweaks". But imagine how the game could look now if EA had stayed on this path? I hope TS5 looks even better than this! <3
  • JoAnne65JoAnne65 Posts: 17,485 Member
    edited May 17
    Love how at 1:07 you see a unicorn. And that you could wake up your sim and send them to that unicorn. I was looking around Dragon Valley once while my sims were sleeping, when I suddenly saw a spaceship landing somewhere. So I moved my camera there and indeed, an alien had left the ship and was walking around, apparently checking out this strange planet. My sims were sleeping and I was having fun ;)
  • jaletu2005jaletu2005 Posts: 449 Member
    Sometimes I love to just go exploring in whatever world I'm playing while my sim sleeps at night. Sometimes you catch sims doing really strange things!
  • Simasaurus09Simasaurus09 Posts: 12,444 Member
    I was so happy to find a fix for jagged shadows last year. I first noticed it in 2015 and it had bugged me ever since... I prefer to play with lighting mods but the game is still beautiful without any mods.
    Some screenshots I took without mods or any editing which is so rare for me. :D
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    @jaletu2005 Agreed! Like a couple of sims enjoying their beach day even though it's raining and overcast.
  • GoodywoodGoodywood Posts: 3,989 Member
    Love the photos @Simasaurus09 . No mods and still looks good. <3

    I do feel these mods really show TS3 potential. Which is why I love the mods.
  • Odonata68Odonata68 Posts: 790 Member
    edited May 19
    Great video and pics! I love the open world and it's one of the things that keeps me coming back to Sims 3. I don't use lighting mods (yet) to enhance my worlds. I'm kinda up in the air about it because the game doesn't really need it. :)
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    jaletu2005 wrote: »
    Sometimes I love to just go exploring in whatever world I'm playing while my sim sleeps at night. Sometimes you catch sims doing really strange things!

    I do the same! B)
  • KevinL5275KevinL5275 Posts: 1,536 Member
    All the beautiful open world screen shots you want are in this thread:

    http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/802147/i-still-love-scenery/p1

  • SimaniteSimanite Posts: 4,050 Member
    My issue with lighting mods is that they always look TOO dark at night.
  • VromanceVromance Posts: 17 New Member
    I do agree, it is nice but yet again it's another "matter of taste" ... what's backwards for you could be forward for someone else. Just how it is. This doesn't just apply to the sims but many things in life. :S
  • igazorigazor Posts: 12,460 Member
    edited May 20
    Vromance wrote: »
    I do agree, it is nice but yet again it's another "matter of taste" ... what's backwards for you could be forward for someone else. Just how it is. This doesn't just apply to the sims but many things in life. :S
    Welcome to the forums. While you are of course correct, I really don't think one should be surprised to find a stronger fan base with tastes running more towards TS3 on this side of the place. This is, after all, a TS3 message board and in fact the main one here where TS3 players tend to congregate and share.
  • JoAnne65JoAnne65 Posts: 17,485 Member
    Simanite wrote: »
    My issue with lighting mods is that they always look TOO dark at night.
    I'm real easy on the lighting mods (I don't need it to be too overwhelming myself) but the one I have (@brntwaffles ) rather makes nights a bit brighter than darker. And it gets dark later, not at 6:00 pm, which I love as well.
  • cwaddellcwaddell Posts: 4,178 Member
    edited May 20
    JoAnne65 wrote: »
    Simanite wrote: »
    My issue with lighting mods is that they always look TOO dark at night.
    I'm real easy on the lighting mods (I don't need it to be too overwhelming myself) but the one I have (@brntwaffles ) rather makes nights a bit brighter than darker. And it gets dark later, not at 6:00 pm, which I love as well.

    Yes, it does depend on which lighting mods you are using. I think those lighting mods that have darker nights are based on dDefinder's balanced or darker lighting tweaks. I'm currently using a combination of lighting tweaks but my night skies are too blue and too bright. Maybe when I learn a bit more I'll be able to fix that.
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  • JoAnne65JoAnne65 Posts: 17,485 Member
    @cwaddell Must say that on picture it looks beautiful!
  • cwaddellcwaddell Posts: 4,178 Member
    JoAnne65 wrote: »
    @cwaddell Must say that on picture it looks beautiful!

    Thank you.
  • JuudiaJuudia Posts: 23 New Member
    Bridgeport's my favourite, i' like to take mattiew hamming and make him raise a familly
  • Namaya92Namaya92 Posts: 451 Member
    I personally love it that my game is pitch black at night except for wherever i place lights. I prefer playing in rural towns than in cities so it being so dark is more realistic for me. It also makes for very pretty screenshots like this one. It's not edited. My game looks exactly like that:

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  • GrijzePilionGrijzePilion Posts: 460 Member
    edited August 4
    Oh look, a thread I haven't posted these in yet.

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  • KaikoMikkusuKaikoMikkusu Posts: 546 Member
    Yeah, it is very beautiful. One day you will see the realm I will make for the Fovix-Nyaat (starchildren).
  • GrijzePilionGrijzePilion Posts: 460 Member
    One day you'll see what happens when I reverse engineer the game and start revamping the entire shader model. TS4 will look like a mobile game, I tell you!

    Oh, wait...it already does.
  • Fireheart2010Fireheart2010 Posts: 52 Member
    I personally do not like premade worlds but if I had to chose one, I have to pick Appaloosa Plains. It has the lovely fall colors and it's small & cozy but not too small that it's cramped and plus how can anyone resist all of the animals!
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