Exotic world version 2
After playing game this week, I've decided to remove version one of exotic world, I was disappointed with the dark lighting while playing the game.Old New
The entire concept was to make a large playable world, during the early stages of this world I reduced the number of textures and reduce some of the quality of the world in favor of being able to play the world, to much eye candy is bad for the speed of the game.
I was a little disappointed with the end result, let down by me changing the lighting files very late in the world development. With this new version I've done my best to correct them errors and taken on-board suggestions made by fellow simmers to improve and tweak the world.
So for anybody reading this for the first time I will do a full showcase of the world and include the new picture that show off the world:-
The biggest improvement in the new version is the lighting, you can see in the top left how clear the Sims are in the new version, the second pic top right you can see the heat glow on the taxi, this is a new additions to the files, I increased the bloom effects on a hot day, to give the world that extra cool touch. In the bottom left you can see I still make days murky, but like the close up pic in the bottom right shows you it makes little difference to the sim details.
The only time during me testing the files I did see some darkness that produced poor lighting was during a sunrise on overcast day, with no lighting from the street lamps and it being a bad day, to reduce this I've increased the bloom on them days, it still not 100% perfect, but it very much playable and a lot better than it was.
The first pic shows the new sunset, I wanted to keep this in this version, it makes a dramatic ending to the days.
The other things tweaked in this version are some of the lots made more user friendly
Version one would be great version to play if your a Goth, version 2, you will be more at home if you like lots of colors, the top right pic show you the new background terrain I made, notice how the background terrain now, is reflecting the heat from being a sunny day. During overcast day the background looks dull.
The bottom left pic shows a overcast day, notice how the mountains fades away behind the castle. Bottom right shows you the emerging train.
The top two lots show you the level detail used on the lots and with the new lighting in full force you can see more clear on how things look, notice the smoke coming out of the chimney on snowwhites cottage on the right pic, you probable missed this in version 1, due to it being so dark. Do not think I've forgotten about indoor lighting this also got a little tweak, it will be great place show off any new lots you build with the tweaked indoor lighting.The Story
Hope Island is a picturesque development on the northern end of the Gold Coast.
In 2012 hope Island broke away from the gold coast, and became to the locals the Exotic world.
Current Year 2020The Coast area
Here summers are warm, or even hot, with a three-month period when rain rarely falls. When it does rain in this season it is heavy and often associated with thunder. Sunshine is abundant, as much as eleven to twelve hours a day in summer and five in midwinter.
Winters are generally mild and sunny but this pleasant weather is often interrupted by very changeable cold and blustery weather brought by a northerly wind called the mistral. This blows with particular strength in the Exotic valley and around the coast area.The Mountainous Regions
These areas are the wettest and coldest regions of Exotic World and much of the winter precipitation is snow. Winter sports are best developed in this area and Pyrenees but can be pursued for a shorter period in the other mountain regions. The weather and climate of the is very similar to that found in the Swiss Alps. Plans for a special Xmas Exotic world are already in the planning stages of the local Sims.Central Eastern Island
Summers also tend to be a little warmer. Rainfall is generally low and tends to fall in summer when it is often associated with thunderstorms.
Winters become colder towards the east and they are not any warmer farther south. In winter occasional very cold spells can occur. There is a definite increase in summer warmth in the south and an increase in sunshine from an average of seven to nine hours a day. This is also home of the main city area for exotic island, most people come here for jobs.
On the north end of the island, a oriental housing zone was established, this was attempt by the city council to introduce a higher cultural level to the island.Western Island
This is mainly a lowland region, winters are generally mild and cold spells do not last for long.
The summers are significantly warmer and sunnier than in eastern Island. They can be rather wet, particularly towards the border, but the rain tends to be heavy and of short duration. Summers have more sunshine and longer spells of settled weather than farther north.
This area also contains a small french rural area and a medieval castle. Also home for the main science and industry area and boast some great nighttime shopping area'sNorth Island
Low-lying and rather flat area, there are some high mountain regions around the small island. Since 2015, the military have used this area, still some people live in this area and rumors that several archeologist have set up camp to explore some new ruins bring this place some interest.KEY FEATURES
* Edit INI files
* All Rabbit holes
* Animated Train
* 122 Lots
* Compressed to reduce loading times.
* DX5 Textures used
* Vista used on the lots
* Texture sounds used
* Street names
* Lighting used on roads
* Emitters used inside lot, will only activate after one save, you will hear a bang the second time you load in the world, to tell you the emitters are working correctly
* Hiking area's used
* The Tricksters Dungeon, 5 levels of death and chaos
* Effects used on world map
* Spawners used in a balanced way
* Working Rainbow
* Edited Moon
* Edited Rabbit Holes
* Edited Posters inside the theater
* Working Ambitions lots with a new fire stationDownload LinkLOTS USED
Hillside Wedding Chapel
Lone Artist Loft by EQ $39,475
21st Century Central Park
Doo P's 5 Towers Centre
The Villa Dubai
Starter Cottage under 16K
Pinehearst Science Lab
Archeologist Camp Site
White Wash Delight
Irish Rose Cottage
Many of the other lots in the world are made by me or I used edited EA lots.
The number of lots in the world might get reduced prior to release so this list might change.
All the designers of the world have been given credit inside the game for the lots they designed in form a plaque that your sim can read and it will state the designer of the lot.Tutorials
I got sick of making guides in the end, but here is full list of all the guides and CAW stuff I used while building this world:
I started a building a world guide, it's split into 12 parts, the guide will cover all the trick I used to build this world.
11-12 Large Address Aware
Spillway Ambitions missing object from CAW Replacement Dungeons
Pack contain a replacement exotic world dungeonWorld Specific Params files
How to re-upload worlds to the exchangeExotic World Household Sims
This pack contains 44 sim households to used with exotic world, all the Sims are based around lifetime wantsCUSTOM GRAPHICS
The world contains a large number of custom graphics, all the change are limited to this world only, you will not be able distribute the graphic changes inside any lots you design in this world. The world is mod free and nothing will be installed other than the world file.Bigger pictures of the world
The Trickster Dungeon
West of Town
The Swimming Pool
Northwest AreaTHE SAVE GAME
Warning you need Exotic world version 2 installed for this to work
You need winrar to unzip the fileSetup
A copy of the setup is included in the download:
It's very simple, just copy the contents of the exotic world save to
C:\Users\YOUR NAME\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Saves
Your good to go at this pointBonus
I've done some tweaking on the Holiday resorts, nothing major, just played about with base camps and tweaked a few lots.
To use them in your game, just place them in your saved game folder with your save.
This contains the files that I used in building this world, the Sea, sky, lights, posters, custom graphics. This folder is for builders who wish to tweak there own worlds and much of the donkey work is already done for you. Use them files anyway you choose.DOWNLOAD LINK SAVED GAME FILE
Click on the "Save file to your PC: click here" to download the world
So this might be the end for this world, but it's going out with bang, many thanks for all your support and looking forward to seeing your worlds.