Make a new folder in your Sims 3 Saves folder called IPonlyRdy.sims3 and copy these four files into it:
When you next load up your game, it should be your first option there with other saved games.
I tried to only do the bare minimum changes, but I wanted to avoid lag in your game; so you do get some of my redone EA homes. I did redo them so they only need IP - no other EPs or SPs or any store stuff.
I had redone most of the lots using all the EPs and SPs and some store stuff earlier. If interested in any of those lots, look in this folder and you can do individual replacements
If you have all the EPs and SPs and own the store
(or lots of it), you could download these files instead:
(Your new folder would be named IPrdy.sims 3 and would go in the Sims 3 Saves folder. I made many more adjustments to this version as I was simply making it for myself.)
Older UPDATE: I have played a houseboat in IP without any mods
or world fix (for three sim weeks) following a suggestion to give all sims cars (and boats) to cut down on taxis. When you start to experience a lot of lag, save and then quit your game. Clear your caches. Then reload your game. It should play normal then. I only play with one houseboat (mine) and one resort (Hobart's). I have systematically been playing every family in IP and they have all played well for me.
I consolidated notes of lag and freezing in IP and went in to fix things. I now have my notes in a one-page Word document (short, sweet, and to the point). Also, the Loner's home has NO front door or even a lower level - Solitude
. You can replace it with:
open document text:
I have played with Overwatch and Error Trap (NRaas mods) and only getting the normal vehicle removal and electonics turned off notices each day. So, if you take the time to remove the houseboats and resort towers
, I think that you can play without lag too. Simply evict Sims and move them to land. By making the problem ports No Visitors Allowed (NVA), only your active sim should go there, so you should not get stuck sims there. You don't have to make changes to all the lots. You can delete problem lots and replace them with others.
To help with lag and freezing in IP, these helpful fixes were suggested
: Turn off Pets.
You can get Ellacharmed
's fixed version of Isla Paradiso:
Install twallan's NRAAS overwatch
(and ErrorTrap) mod(s)! (Highly recommended, but not required!)
You can use twallan's NRAAS register
mod to annihilate the Scott family and remove horses and wild animals.
* Delete all boats
(place residents in other houses) and every boat-platform. (Keep ports and one boat to play.)
Change designation on the problem ports to No Visitors Allowed (NVA)!
cheat to delete most of the laggy fog.
You can add another school
for kids, but moving ones currently enrolled will cause grades to reset.
and turn your anti-virus programs off and game mode on, and have ts3w.exe in your DEP.
for editing ports and dive spots are: control/shift/c...
When you enter the cheats, you click on the port you want to change. (In the right part of the window opened, there will be a padlock icon. If you click it, the lock will open and you can then enter buy/build mode.) Remember to turn off all the cheats in reverse order, changing on to off and true to false.
Enter edit town mode.
Delete the 3 resorts
: Hobarts, La Costa Verde, and Sparkling Sands. (Save to bin first if you want.) OR simply remove the towers, check-in desks, and snack cart so no workers are needed there and change to community lot.
Delete empty houseboats & their bases
first: Odyssey (Port Placid, Surf Island), Happy Houseboat (Promising Port), You're on a Boat (Port Popular), Floating Fortress (Pleasing Port)... Keep Sea Spirit (Premium Port)
to be No Visitors Allowed (NVA)
Evict sim(s) in houseboats
, delete the houseboats & bases, delete or edit ports: cntl/shift/c: testingcheatsenabled true & enablelocklocking on, click on port, click on padlock, change port to residential lot (if desired), click on buy/build to edit port, make storage building into small starter home, and place evicted Sim(s) in homes. (Delete fencing on piers first & hold alt when placing stairs.)
(move to Humble Home on main island) - Tide Runner (Port Perlious, Surf Island), Angler
(move to Cozy Cottage) - Aquaholic (Port Prosperous), Dregg
(put in starter house on pier) - Atlantis (Picturesque Port), Arias
(move to Personal Paradise) - Our First Houseboat (Port Pescado), and Romantic (Rubisel Ichtaca)
(whom I move to Modern Marvel after I relevel that lot) - FantaSea (Port Primavera) Keep FantaSea and make it NVA (no visitors allowed)
Here are my starter lots on the empty posts:
Perilous Place - a pink and turquoise shack on the water's edge:
Picturesque Place - with 3/4 bath and awesome views:
Pleasing Pad - complete with a real shower and toilet:
Popular Pad - wooden shack with motorcycle and all in one bath:
Prosperous pad - with a full-sized bath complete with tub:
Premium Port and Ports
Primavera, Pleasant and Playa (and others) have uneven terrain at lot edges. Change Ports to No Visitors Allowed (NVA). Place a NVA boat on Port Pleasant & delete rocks & trees in the way. Pile rocks on lot edges where needed. (World editor needed to delete two trees at Port Primavera.) Lock all ports and turn off cheats. (cntl/shift/c: testingcheatsenabled false & enablelocklocking off)
Delete arches in front of entrances
Collins - Colonial Casa - 76 Civic Center (Set front door & delete access to top floor.)
Ichtaca - Castillo de Ichtaca - 1 Camino del Ray (Delete stacked spiral stairs & Set front door)
You can download mine:
Hamada - The Spanish Queen - 7 Sea Spray Lane (I also widen path & paint inner single bed balcony.)
The Lone Artist - Adobe Abode - 11 Ocean View Road (One wallpaper missing - inner back porch.)
(Empty home) - Personal Paradise - 9 Sea Spray Lane
Set front doors
: (Set front doors last after making all other changes and saving.)
Alto - Luxury Villa - 1 Alto Road (Platform that surrounds right side needs CASting.)
The Siren - The Modern Hideaway - Dry Land, Kraken Island (I delete side door.)
(Empty) - Modern Marvel - 10 Modern Mile (level terrain & unstack stairs)
((or just download this version: ))
Other: Unstacked spiral stairs, etc.
Babes on the Beach - Holiday House - 25 Riviera Road (Expand front deck & move stairs to right)
Vidal - The Painted Lady - 74 Civic Center (Entrance is too small & stairs are outside.)
Medina - Modern Folly - 65 Paradise Road (Fence yard, delete garage door, turn spiral stairs & add crib)
Los Amigos - Spirit of the Sea (Sandy Beach, Surf Island) Turn tub! (Ichtaca's boat & Floating Fortress too)
Nautical Art Museum - (delete fencing or just the corners)
Ojeda - Sea House - 1 Shark Bay (Widen path & move garbage can & mailbox.)
Delete the stairs to the fountain in the festival park (so small animals and toddlers are NOT left there.)
I also add a grocery & other stores/lots to the main island (to avoid boating to other island).
And, I notice the Loner at Solitude had no door at all or even a ground floor wall to put one on.
You can add one yourself or replace the lot with mine:
There was nothing really wrong with the Han residence, but the pool required everyone to go up to the third floor. So, I redid it here: