Hello to a new thread and hello to any CAW Forum members and visitors who have never seen our thread! This is the fourth installment of this thread because they keep breaking and posts won't show up.
This is not about the WA EP, in case you were wondering.
This thread consists of a group of people who love exploring new Sims 3 Worlds, hence the title of our group: WORLD EXPLORERS. Some of us have created worlds using the CAW tool, and some of us test creators' new worlds to help them find problems and issues before the final world is released; most of all we just enjoy the creativity and variety of the wonderful custom worlds that are created and posted here on this forum.
HOW TO JOIN
The premise is simple: we all create and share one or more sims (it could be a family) that we want to represent us, and that everyone in the group is able to download and add to any custom or EA world they'd like to play. This is fun and also it's helpful to have extra sims when testing unpopulated custom worlds. Then we play the game and share some of the antics our sims find themselves in, and the interesting goings on of the world we are playing at the time.
SCREENSHOTS WELCOME BUT NOT REQUIRED
Screenshots of the sims and world are not required but are welcome because this lets others see their sims as well as what the world looks like in case anyone else would like to download and try it out. If you do post pictures we usually try to limit ourselves to vignettes, which could be as few as 1 or 2 screenshots and on occasion could be up to 6-8 screenshots in one post, although it's no big deal if you go over that. There is no requirement for how often you need to post about your games or anything like that either; some of our members get busy IRL for awhile but may return later. So play and share whenever you have the time, but do try to stay on-topic as much as possible so that our thread doesn't get deleted. :-)
Occasionally a world we are playing may no longer be available but we hope their beauty and creativity will inspire other world builders. Other worlds we use should be listed in the World Index thread stickied at the top of this forum and we hope this venture will expose more people to the wonderful custom worlds of our CAW creators. We encourage others to try their worlds! If you don't see a world we've mentioned in the World Index, just ask, and if we can we'll tell you where to find it.
Participants may also post a link to a house to use for their sim(s), but it would be best if it is a separate download. The reason is that there are some worlds where there may not be enough space available for our houses and it will be easier to just add our sims. In other worlds, having a house to go with our sims will be very helpful. If you'd rather not go to the trouble of making separate downloads for house and sim that's OK, we'll manage! We can always save a copy of your sim(s) to our libraries.
If you do wish to share a house you may use any lot size you want but a standard size is best. A standard lot is one that is 20x20, 20x30, 30x30, 30x40, 40x40, etc. But keep in mind that very large lots may not fit in all worlds, or be feasible for everyone to play depending on their system specs.
PLEASE NO CC
If you want to participate by sharing a sim, we request that there be NO 3RD PARTY CUSTOM CONTENT. This also applies to a house if you decide to provide one. Some of us use CC and some of us do not, but even those of us who use it prefer to download it separately so that we have more control over it. So please, no CC. You may use any EP, Store, or Stuff Pack content but be mindful that not everyone may have the items you are using. If we get simmers who want to join but they can't download your sim or house because they lack the items you used, we may need to reconsider this. We would like to make it as easy as possible for others to come join the fun!
Here are the simmers that have agreed to join World Explorers so far. If you would like to participate, just create a sim following the guidelines above and post the name of your sim(s) (and optional house) and provide us the link(s) to where it/they can be downloaded.
PARTICIPANTS SO FAR
Please remember to recommend these downloads; hopefully this will keep the files from being purged!
DD Katt's Farmhouse:
This is a larger version of DD Katt's Farmhouse, with a horse stall.
DD's 3rd choice for a house is Revelry, a lot she created.
Amy Simbody and daughters Sheridan and Cassidy with house:
Alternate sim is Justine Grace:
Sheridan and Cassidy Grace are also available as separate downloads in her studio.
Amy Simbody Asylum Challenge version:
Sweet Cupcake Castle:
Kiana Arribadiba 2:
Rukaya's Alternate sim Emily Miller:
Country House for Emily Miller:
Gem Purple and Mike Rossi, Sims and House together:
Add Gem's dog Ivan and cat Milan to their household:
Her new alternate sim Gemmy Deviant:
You can use her as an alternate, or change her traits for an asylum challenge. CC free.
And here is the home RJ wanted to share, her recreation of the the Zugovich home from Pet's Story (FYI lot contains 3 custom patterns):
Reggie and Peter as YA's:
Pary Mk II -
Original selfsim, Tangie:
Self-sim with University degree:
Alternate Sim- Jordan St. Claire:
Patio Home (the house says it belongs to a different sim but that's because I changed her name :P )
This file is for the same Sim already loaded into the game as a household. Meaning she will not be in CAS but will be in the library/bin ready to be put into your town. This is her without a house. She has some very basic skills, especially one cooking skill so she won't burn her house down! Requires Late Night and Generations, for some reason.
Riley Summers Cabin:
Her cute little house:
Conchubhar O' Glas - Summer Edition by Conorsim
Pronounced Con-ku-var O' gloss. It literally means Conor O' Green, or translating it fully, Conor, son of Green.
Sim Gray Winters and House:
Gray without a lot:
Self-sim and fiance:
Home for the happy couple:
Insane version of her sim for Asylum challenges, Ruthie LaChienne:
Sim and house:
New Selfsim, June 2012:
Dutchysim's new house:
Dutchysim Household (new sim and house together):
The Jacobs Family:
Be sure to read the description of the family listed under Household on his Page.
An alternative single sim for Quailhogs is here:
bunbunnyny (all items are cc free)
The Sim is an Imaginary Friend turned ghost. He has enough money to move into Wizard's Keep without a job. He also has 3 planned styles for every outfit now, too, and I worked him up to 100,000 Lifetime Happiness!
Bun's house, Wizard's Keep:
A second choice, in case you want to take one of Bun's Sims on vacation, or if you don't want him to be an Imaginary Friend Ghost! And he's CC-free, too! (A note to TS1 fans, do you recognize something that Bun is wearing?
Lunar's house, Mummy's Pyramid:
Jessy Rees is a computer savvy genuis who loves the environmant. Her boyfriend is called Kenny O'Loughlin who is an outdoorsy athletic guy, who loves comic books. They met at college whilst studying photography. And have been together ever since. They decided to settle down and buy their own place. A small log cabin. But they like to travel. And haven't decided where they will end up. Requires ST LN GEN AMB.
Requires ST LN WA AMB.
Allebeck siblings without house:
Matthew and Kathleen are two fusionnal siblings. They are best friends for ever and they share evrything. But, Kathleen, a sweet-heart, is also a bit crazy. She is not indepedent at all. So, her brother watch over her...
Allebeck House with sims:
This is Regina and her cat Ruby. She is the definition of a future star and her cat is just as proud. Her traits are: Snob, Dramatic, Unknown (Charismatic maybe?), Cat Person, and Star Quality. Ruby is Independent, Proud, and if I remember correctly, Shy. I thought they would be perfect to explore
This is Bernard. He is very secure in his masculinity. :-)
This is Bernard's House:
And this is the Bernard household and his house combined:
Link to sim:
Jake Gyllenhaal is my newest sim and he is cc free (only ea content used) I use him as a celeb for my towns and re-named him in game as Gyllensim. Feel free to re-name him to anything you want in game.
Here's a new self-sim for Tammyjo. She probably requires Island Paradise since she is at level 10 scuba diving. She can be downloaded here:
Mariah Black, No CC, available in her studio here:
I would like to introduce you all To Hunnie Pye. I have uploaded her as a household to my studio using only EP/SP items.
She is also available in several variations in my studio because she is the only sim I have ever created that I felt was worth sharing.I have lots of fun with her but only because I allow her to choose her own path (most of the time).She brings me many laughs and I hope she will do the same for any who choose to use her. Feel free to dress her up and change her any way you see fit, she won't mind.
And her sim (freshly uploaded but the same old simself):
My first world link (more to come!):
Thank you! Let there be (more) sims! And custom worlds!
Edit: DM's sim and info removed by request on 9-15-12