and Update 9/7/2020
and Update 9/12/2020
and Update 9/13/2020
The Final Version of Nectary Hills is here. I also added a couple Into the Future lots that I had forgotten about as well as a few community gardens.
This is an updated cover image for the world.
Sorry but I really don't think I'm going to be able to get it on the exchange. It won't even begin the upload process, so you guys will have to download Nectary Hills via Media Fire. Sorry about that. If you guys know of another third party download site I could use, please let me know. I would like to have this uploaded to another site in addition to that one.
Nectary Hills Download via Media Firehttp://www.mediafire.com/file/zio1tmagiaswxjl/Nectary+Hills+Final.zip/file
Here is the saved game file. I included short biographical snippets for all the sims I created including the NPC cemetery ghosts. I hope you like the sims I created for Nectary Hills! I worked really hard on them. The Nectary Hills Story save file includes 33 households, plus 7 graveyard ghosts. There is also a brief text file with some basic information about each of the households!http://www.mediafire.com/file/urajoq3txsq5cql/Nectary_Hills_Story.zip/file
Sorry I forgot to mention that I left it on permanent summer so that the seasons wouldn't change will I was creating the ghosts. You'll have to change it when you create a new save from the saved game file. Also if you want it on, Story Progression is off. Sorry about that.
Oh and I found out just today that a blogger didn't think I did a good enough job with my screenshots for Nectary Hills. They think I was doing a poor job advertising it by taking pictures with everything at such low settings. I was going to mention them and post a link to their blog, but the forum doesn't seem to like me mentioning them for some reason. Not sure why.
So I decided to take their advice, since I thought about it for a moment and realized that it might actually help. Here are some brand new screenshots of what the world looks like when the game is on its highest settings.
First this one was taken in the same place and at a similar angle to the official cover image
Here's one with Norma Mcgovern doing her homework. She's a sim I created, but I did not include her or her household in the official saved game file. Maybe I will upload her family to the exchange later if you guys would like
Here's a screenshot of a blue van heading downtown.
Here's a screenshot of the Nectary Hills Mall, looking out the two huge front windows from the second floor
Here's a picture of the buffet area inside the hotel
This is Deshaun McGovern grilling at the beach. Again, I made him and his household after the official saved game file, and they are not included with it, but the sim jogging towards him in the background is.
Here's one of my Sims working out at the Fireworks Gym
Now we see a bunch of my sims practicing their kung fu fighting at the local academy!
One of the Sims I'm currently playing, ( Deshaun McGovern ) is a ghost hunter, and this is him on the job
A bunch of the locals visiting the Junkyard Dog and having a good time
Another image of the countryside at night.
Finally here's a picture of the grocery store at the other end of town.
Here are some more lower quality screenshots of the world at night. Tell me if you can tell the difference.
For anyone who has played the Beta, but not the current version, as you can see I added a few more buildings in this area
Here's the inside of the fast food restaurant, and by the way, this actually functions as a legit restaurant with those food synthesizers, and unlike with the Business as Usual Bistro, children can even order food here
Here's the inside of the town's "Future Lounge" and it also functions as a restaurant that will serve children! Those two sims wearing white shirts are waiters.
Here's the beautiful campground where you can have epic keg and bonfire parties!
Here's the Riverfront Park at night, man that is a lovely view
Here's the North End Community Garden, another one of the lots that wasn't in the beta
This is the inside of the Elixir Shop. I don't think I created that sim, but I'm not sure.
And finally, take a gander at the Orchard!
Everything image on this page below this line is out of date.
Update 8/23/2020 - Its time to start beta testing! I uploaded a day early
Here's the link to the first beta for the map, I hope you guys enjoy it, and don't find too much wrong with it. I have already been play testing it a lot, so this could actually be close to the final version. Before we begin, you will need to make sure that you have all expansion packs installed. Don't worry about stuff packs, since I didn't use any stuff pack content. It does however, use a couple free store pack items from "More Halloween Treats" and "More Holiday Presents The world does not use any mods or CC. No saved game file with this version, but I plan on making one, and the final version of Nectary Hills will also be on the exchange.
Nectary Hills Beta ( No Longer Available
Here are some imagines of what the world looks like now, and it shouldn't look too different from the final version.Update 8/28/202 Scroll down to read update. I have a few questions for you, and I want to let you know about the problems I found will play testing.Update 9/2/2020 Go to page 2 to read the update. Unless beta testers find something wrong, or something they really want me to improve, the final version of Nectary Hills should be on the exchange within a week at most.
Every image I posted below this line is out of date and may not represent the current state of the world.
I decided it was time to show off what I have created so far. I've gotten a lot done, but this thing is still far from finished, and far from the playtesting phase, but I think I finished enough that you should be able to get somewhat of an idea of what the final product will be like. I haven't even finished any of the starter homes yet, but I have finished all the mansions and apartments, and about half of the regular homes
When I say "all in one hood" by the way. I pretty much mean it. Nectary Hills uses content from every single expansion pack and includes every single career, including the bot combat arena and the astronomy career that you can normally only get when traveling to Oasis Landing in the future. It also will have all Late Night venues so having a band will be an option if that's what you want. This world does not include a university, but it does include a coffee shop, and every single one of "social group" venues from that pack. The city also will have an academy, a Chinese garden and two nectaries. With a name like Nectary Hills, there has to be more than one of those. It will also include all Ambitions venues, Pets, Showtime, and Supernatural venues, a Seasons festival lot, along with all the Island paradise venues, including a medium size resort and three dive lots. If that wasn't enough it also will include a bot shop from into the Future and pretty much all base game venues.
Note that this is not intended for really slowly machines, but I will do my best to make sure it gets a decent framerate on most modern computers
There's a bunch of mansions in this neighborhood, but they're not even the biggest ones, those are the two 50 by 50 ones near the legacy challenge lot. Yes you will be able play a legacy challenge in Nectary Hills if you want
A closer look at the downtown, this was originally going to be significantly more densely populated, but I ran into too many framerate issues so I had to move some of the community lots.
Here's a view of the hospital, a mall, the library and a couple bars
The Nectary Hills Mall / Festival Lot!* Oh and yes, it is a fully functional mall, in addition to a festival lot, which includes an extra book store, consignment store, along with a World Adventures food register, and a coffee shop.
Another view of the downtown area, from another angle. You will probably be able to guess what many of these buildings are supposed to be, and no, none of them are empty
Here's River Front Park, one of two beaches in Nectary Hills
There's also a bunch of houses surrounding two lakes that I haven't even started building yet, along with two full neighborhoods of starter homes, along with many of the community lots.
So what do you guys think of this world so far? Any comments, criticisms or suggestions?*At one point, I referred to it as the "Sunshine Mall" which is what I was originally going to call it, but I somehow forgot that I changed the name.