Here are the links I know about for CAW textures. If you know of any others post here and I'll pop them in the top post.Terrain Textures14 Caw Textures
by Rusty333P @ tumblr15 Caw Textures
by Rusty333P @ tumblrRoaring Heights Textures, Roads, INI Files and Colour Ramps
by Zerbu @ mediafireOasis Landing ini, color ramps, and Future World Designator
@ CawsterOasis Landing Textures, Roads,
by Zerbu @ mediafireOasis Landing Textures, Roads,
by Mr. C @ EA Caw Forum Added Nov. 2013Midnight Hollow Textures, Roads, Height Map,Distant Terrain, INI & Color Ramps
auntielynds @ MTS Added June 2013Boardwalk Wood Plank Texture Pack
by aminovasIsla Paradiso Textures, Roads, INI & Color Ramps
by Zerbu @ mediafireCollingwood's Terrain Textures
by MrCrumplebottom1 Added June 2013Dragon Valley Textures, Roads, Height Map, INI & Color Ramps
auntielynds @ MTS Added June 2013University Town Textures & Roads
auntielynds @ MTS Added March 2013
Nothing exciting, but here they are. Aurora Skies Textures, Roads
auntielynds @ MTS Added Feb. 2013Monte Vista Textures, Roads
extracted by 123456123456123456 @ Mediafire Added Dec. 2012Monte Vista Textures, Roads, Height Map, Distant Terrain, & ini & Colour Ramps
extracted by auntielynds @ MTSMr.C's Supernatural Textures & Roads
EA Caw Forum, added Sept. 2012Moonlight Falls: Textures, Road, Height-Maps
extracted by Atakoy @ MTSSunlit Tides Textures & Roads - mediafire downloadMr.C's Lucky Palms Textures & Roads
EA Caw Forum, added July 2012Lucky Palms Textures & Roads - box download
added June, 2012Lucky Palms Textures & Roads - mediafire downloadTwelve Tempting Terrains by Simmiller
@ MTS added April, 2012Starlight Shores Textures & Roads - mediafire downloadStarlight Shores Textures & Roads - box downloadLunar Lakes Textures & Roads - mediafire downloadAppaloosa Plains Textures - mediafire downloadAppaloosa Plains Roads - mediafire downloadAppaloosa Plains Textures - box downloadAppaloosa Plains - Roads box downloadI have 47 new textures for you
by HturnerP added Sept, 2011MrCrumplebottom1 HiddenSprings Textures
extracted by Mr. Crumplebottom added Aug 28th, 2011MrCrumplebottom1 HiddenSprings Roads
added Aug. 28th, 2011New Grass, Water, and Sand
by NILXIS @ Nilixis Sims3 added Feb 7, 2011Textures Extracted from other EA games
by Ouerbacker added Jan 29th, 2011Apocalyptic/destroyed terrain paints by VampireSim @MTS
added Jan. 18th 2011
In this post are distressed, in game textures as well.CAW Terrain - Simple but useful recolours of EA terrain paints by Armiel @ MTS
added Dec. 30th 2010Late Night ,Bridgeport Textures
Extracted by EmmiesBridgeport roads extracted by Emmies
Added Nov. 6th 2010http://emmies.dreamwidth.org/3821.htmlTwinbrook/Ambitions Textures
extracted by DrowssapTwinbrook/Ambitions Roads
extracted by Drowssap
:!: Beach Rock Texture Pack with matching in game Terrain Paint
by HystericalParoxysm @ MTSThese are some of my favorite, go-to textures 130 Custom Textures Pack by Stw405Horror Texture Pack by Chellemh29
This is her threadThis is the mediafire link to Chellemh29's texturesNew Terrain Textures for CAW - Extracted from Ts2!
by MrCrumplebottom1 added Sept. 4thFaerie Grass set by Ghost at CS3
@ mediafireMatching Sidewalk Tiles: Terrain Paints and Texture Files
by SimsimsillionSnow & Ice Textures from auntielynds
added Nov. 2010Auntielynds Water Textures FolderMy Opacity FolderBSI Regina's Caw Textures & Shire Road
box downloadCaw Terrain Packs & Create A Road: Urban Street PackIce age Terrain Pack by AshillionEruption Terrain Pack by AshillionBadlands Terrain Pack by AshillionFossil World Terrain Pack by AshillionCreate A Road: Urban Street PackMartines CAW Textures MegapackEnglish Road Textures! ;D by MrCrumplebottom1
added Jan. 30th, 2011Drowsapp's Snow Tire Track RoadWater_Cat1s French Road TextureWyndhane's Custom Roads Pack Pictures Download LinkCAW Textures by MerryWiddow Viewing your .dds textures so you don't have to guessMystic Thumbs .dds Viewer for WindowsSource Texture OrganizationInstructions for installing your new textures:
When you download click on save and then download them where you can find them.
Okay now you have your files downloaded I will walk you through putting them into your game. I'll write this for beginners like I was just a few months ago.
Find your files and then open up Windows Explorer.
On the left hand side under Folders, go down to Documents,
then to Electronic Arts,
then to The Sims 3 Create A World,
then to UserToolData.
then click on SourceTextures.
Now just drag and drop the new .dds files into the SourceTextures file.
Adding the Textures to your World PaletteMake Your Own Textures
If you would like to try your hand at making your own textures here is a link:The Easy Way to Create Terrain Textures
or here is a quick tutorial:Using Gimp
1. Get gimp, and the .dds plugin. Links here, and how to do the plugin, very easy...Free Image Editors for use with Caw
2. Pick a pre-existing texture from your Source Textures File. If you want pink grass, get a grass texture you like. Choose something that's not too dark.
3. Drag and drop this into gimp. you get a pop up like this, un-check the Load mipmaps box.
4. Click on "Colors" on the menu bar, and the "Hue-Saturation"
5. Now you get this pop up and you just mess around with the sliders.
6. Under "File" click on "Save as", and name it, and click "Save".
7. Then just save with these options, and your done.
At this point I always do another "Save as" and save it as a jpeg. now when you are looking for your textures, you can see them.
You can also get your own new textures. Google "Free Seamless Textures" and you'll get a bunch of different sites with interesting textures. Just make sure they are cropped to 1024x1024, or 512x512. You'll lose some detail in the texture if they are 512, but for some textures you only use to highlight it's better to have them at the 512, they are a much smaller file size, which will help lower you're overall world file size.
Easy Peasy Obtaining DDS Plug-ins and installation