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Sunset Valley 7.0 (ALGPStSnSs)
« on: January 03, 2011, 09:59:59 PM »
Update: Mar.31.2019 ** File attached with permission.

Please see the zipped attachment below for Naga's Sunset Valley remodel.

SV(ALGPSs).sims3.zip = 30,379kb



How to Install:
1. Extract the folder located inside the zipped file using WinRar, or another zip program. If you need help with unzipping the file, please see how to linked below:

Zip and unzip files
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14200/windows-compress-uncompress-zip-files

2. Copy/Cut the SV(ALGPSs).sims3 folder and paste it into your Saves directory (Normally at C:\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Saves)

3. Open the game, and in the Main Menu, you'll see a new save called "SV(ALGPSs)" (it may have different letters, depending on your version);

4. Create a new family/Choose a household/Move your sims from another neighborhood;

5. Play and have fun.

Click here for graphical help

Please note that you may not use this neighborhood for Challenges yet. Maybe some day in the future.



Hey everyone! I'm here to proudly present you my Sunset Valley neighborhood, designed for those who have Ambitions and Late Night, along with Generations, Pets, Showtime, Supernatural and Seasons.

Not sure where to put your Ambitions lots?
Trying to get 42 mixology recipes, or maybe just enjoy a few features from Late Night, but don't want to move to Bridgeport and can't fit the buildings anywhere without creating a massive slope that ruins your town's looks?
Can't be bothered to make a park for the Generations playground?
Equestrian Center is just too big, and the pre-made pet parks are ugly?
You wanted your sim to be a star with Showtime, but it's getting complicated to put even more of those big lots anywhere?
Need a place to buy elixirs, enter gardening competitions, or maybe feeling the lack of a gypsy wagon?
Would you like to enjoy each season's festival, without messing the Central Park up?

Well, here's the solution!




With this neighborhood, you'll be able to:
-Access Ambitions lots in Sunset Valley, including the Consignment Store, the Salon, the Laundromat, the Junkyard and the Fire Station;
-Access all club types from Late Night, allowing you to socialize during night-time, get to hotspots, have better outings, moonlight and be blocked by bouncers;
-Complete the Mixology challenge that requires you to learn 42 recipes, from the 9 different clubs and bars;
-Play without those annoying stiff slopes that ruin the looks of your neighborhood;
-Use subway stations, for getting tips and easier transportation;
-Make your Sims become directors and actors/actresses with the Films Studio (64x64? Yea, right);
-Enjoy the playground from Generations (it's at Central Park);
-Take your dogs and cats for a walk in their species' own park;
-Train your horses and compete with them at the Equestrian Center;
-Bring out the artist in your Sim in the four show venues and the park;
-Buy elixirs and magic stuff, join gardening competitions and get your Sims' fortunes told;
-Enjoy the most you can out of each season with a festival lot.

Here's the map:


On a side note, I would like to state that three of the clubs (the Dive Bar, the Sports Bar and the Dance Club) were not made by me, they were built by Joria (Dive Bar and Sports Bar) and Ausette (Dance Club), two great builders and members of this forum. If you get the "Some objects could not be loaded and were replaced" message when you start the game, don't worry about it.

No extra spawners (seeds, fish, gems, metals, insects) were added - the spawner layout is the same of every fresh Sunset Valley, with the exception of the Elixir Consignment Store, which seems to have brought some spawners.
The neighborhood is fresh-new; None of the Sims aged or got anything changed.



NO Custom Content Was Used. If your game starts giving errors, you probably did something wrong along the way. If your game gets corrupted, it's most likely from something you did or had done, so don't blame me. There are no viruses, malwares or spywares in this file. Download and use are of the user's responsibilities. This was made by Naga aka NagaDontJump from Carl's The Sims 3 Guide and Forum, intended to all The Sims 3 players. You may share this file with friends, but may not take credit for making it.



::EDITS::
Jan 4th 2011: Added pictures, minor text correction, new file uploaded due to map inclusion and a minor correction.
Jan 5th 2011: Added the gallery link.
Jan 6th 2011: Added graphical help for installation and moving households.
Jan 8th 2011: Fixed business and journalism careers and added a bathroom to The Llama Shack.
Jan 10th 2011: The Under now more vampirish. Fixed minor mistake with savegame.
Jan 12th 2011: Version 2.0 released!
Mar 13th 2011: Version 2.1 released!
Apr 23rd 2011: Alternate download method added.
Jun 4th 2011: Version 3.0 released!
Jul 3rd 2011: Updated to version 2.2/3.1!
Mar 15th 2012: Updated to versions 4.0 and 5.0. Versions are now by letters instead of numbers. Every expansion pack combination added, as well as their no-winrar methods.
Oct 8th 2012: Updated to 6.0, no-winrar alternate download method discontinued.
Dec 24th 2012: Updated to 7.0. Happy holidays!


Have fun!
Naga

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2011, 11:10:24 AM »
Wow, this looks awesome, Naga! Thank you for putting this together! :)
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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011, 06:47:17 AM »
looks brilliant and just what I am looking for! Having major problems trying to fit it all in to sunset valley, problems with awful looking slopes etc.

How did you make it? Would love to try out something like this myself. Did you use the download from the website about making your own worlds?  Can you use Sunset valley as a base to start?

Thanks in advance x

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011, 09:02:51 AM »
I used the original Sunset Valley for doing it. All the households are still there, as you may notice. It was a little hard to fit it all, since there doesn't seem to be space anywhere, but I think I only bulldozed 3 inhabited houses* and removed 2 empty lots (where now is the vampire lounge).

The only things I'm slightly sorry for is that I couldn't put the Cosignment Store, the Salon and the Laundromat in the same lot, like the bookstore-teather-grocery store area, because they aren't rabbit holes, and the fact that I have to live with the shame for that lousy miniature sports bar I built.  ;)

*Which, in case you want them, you can just start a new Sunset Valley, save them to the library and add them at this neighborhood whereever you see fit.

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2011, 02:42:24 PM »
eerrr... sorry for sounding dump but what do you mean by 'rabbit holes'? :)

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2011, 02:46:23 PM »
Buildings or objects that your sims go in, stuff happens, but you don't see them doing it (Bookstore, teather, grocery store, stadium, city hall, police department, school, hospital, spa, criminal HQ, mausoleum, science labs, military base, time machine, drilling hole, and probably some other stuff I may have forgotten).

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2011, 03:21:20 PM »
eerrr... sorry for sounding dump but what do you mean by 'rabbit holes'? :)

Ambitions added more buildings you could enter (job-wise) but the old buildings were still the same. Anyways I may try out the neighborhood Naga, but I'm not sure I want to. I'm always on the fence when it comes to stuff like that.
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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2011, 05:17:03 PM »
right.... thank you so much! Im learning something new almost every hour! :)

I have started to look at changing around the town to fit all the other places in, but was wondering how you managed to fit the 30x40 blue roofed house up Pinochle point as there are no 30x40 world editors placements!!

Hope this makes some kinda of sense!!

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2011, 07:02:20 PM »
I think there was a 30x40 empty lot already there, and I just moved the house over... Not sure. Running too many stuff on my PC right now, can't open the game to check.

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2011, 07:34:34 PM »
It looks great and I just tried it. I must have done something wrong because there are only 3 new places. The fire station, tattoo, and a wrapping place that as a tag as the image when looking at map view. I didn't see any clubs or movie studio, etc... I don't see a new saved either. What did I do wrong?

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2011, 09:30:48 PM »
It looks great and I just tried it. I must have done something wrong because there are only 3 new places. The fire station, tattoo, and a wrapping place that as a tag as the image when looking at map view. I didn't see any clubs or movie studio, etc... I don't see a new saved either. What did I do wrong?

Seems to me like you just started a "new game" and picked Sunset Valley as your town.  If you followed the instructions and copied the extracted folder to your Saves folder, then when you get to the main menu, you will have a saved game - the large squares at the bottom - called Sunset Valley Start.  Select that one to play.

Thanks a lot Naga - it looks great.  I only had about 40 minutes of play time in the town, and what I've looked at is wonderful and plays well.  I couldn't play Bridgeport - it lagged my game terribly - lots of wasted time in elevators.  So far, in your town, everything is running smoothly.  Hopefully I can spend more time tomorrow night and visit all the clubs.

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2011, 11:29:01 PM »
Seems to me like you just started a "new game" and picked Sunset Valley as your town.  If you followed the instructions and copied the extracted folder to your Saves folder, then when you get to the main menu, you will have a saved game - the large squares at the bottom - called Sunset Valley Start.  Select that one to play.

Thanks a lot Naga - it looks great.  I only had about 40 minutes of play time in the town, and what I've looked at is wonderful and plays well.  I couldn't play Bridgeport - it lagged my game terribly - lots of wasted time in elevators.  So far, in your town, everything is running smoothly.  Hopefully I can spend more time tomorrow night and visit all the clubs.


Ok. Now I am confused. When you say main menu do you mean on the launcher? Or When you start the sims game?

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2011, 11:50:49 PM »
Gosh, this is awesome Naga! I just wished I could use it now. I'll have to wait until after I'm done with challenges!

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2011, 08:33:49 AM »

Ok. Now I am confused. When you say main menu do you mean on the launcher? Or When you start the sims game?

This download has nothing to do with the launcher. When you download it, there will be a folder called Sunset Valley Start.sims3 in it. Put that folder inside your Saves folder, which is at Documents> Electronic Arts>The Sims 3>Saves, and start the game. At the main menu (after the EA logo, TS3 logo, opening video, and loading screen), instead of choosing your normal save file, you'll choose one that is a blue square with a house in it, called Sunset Valley Start*, and click play.

To move your family from another saved game, go to the main menu, load that saved game*, click the "..." button and then Edit Town*. Click your household's tag, and it will bring up a window. In that window, click Save Copy to Library* (you may choose to save only the family or family+house*). Go to the main menu*, load Sunset Valley Start, click "Return to Game Setup" on the top of the screen, and your family will be in the panel after you click Move In Household*. All you have to do then is click where you want them to live.

Click the *s for graphical help.

::EDIT::
Note that now the save game isn't called Sunset Valley Start anymore. It's now SV(), with the letters of your version inside the parenthesis.

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2011, 06:46:24 AM »
Excellent Job with this world! One issue though. It may be a good idea to go to the homes of those employed in the Business and Journalism careers and get them their jobs back using the Shift+Click on the mailbox with testingcheats enabled. Because when you delete a rabbithole, even when you put it back in, the sims employed there will lose their jobs. Other than that, I love this world!

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2011, 11:24:25 AM »
Fixing that as I post this message. This will give around 5 sim-minutes less to the players every time they start the game in that neighborhood, but that shouldn't be that much of a difference. I'll also take this opportunity to add a bathroom to the sports bar.

Also, by doing this, the sims that had their jobs lost won't get their job performance back. Still, I guess it's better than leaving them unemployed.

::EDIT::
How ironic, when I was going to give Cycl0n3 Sw0rd his job at Journalism back, I noticed he had already become a Rabid Fan (Sports career). So much for a couch potato.

Sorry if anyone here likes Nick Alto or playing with the Alto family, but he somehow managed to get himself in the Stylist career and got 6 or 7 promotions, in 2 sim-minutes (it was 8:02 when I got to him). He's back to being a Vice-President, but the portfolio is stuck in his inventory.

::EDIT::
It's done. Check the first post for the updated version.

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2011, 03:35:02 PM »
Fixing that as I post this message. This will give around 5 sim-minutes less to the players every time they start the game in that neighborhood, but that shouldn't be that much of a difference. I'll also take this opportunity to add a bathroom to the sports bar.

Also, by doing this, the sims that had their jobs lost won't get their job performance back. Still, I guess it's better than leaving them unemployed.

::EDIT::
How ironic, when I was going to give Cycl0n3 Sw0rd his job at Journalism back, I noticed he had already become a Rabid Fan (Sports career). So much for a couch potato.

Sorry if anyone here likes Nick Alto or playing with the Alto family, but he somehow managed to get himself in the Stylist career and got 6 or 7 promotions, in 2 sim-minutes (it was 8:02 when I got to him). He's back to being a Vice-President, but the portfolio is stuck in his inventory.

::EDIT::
It's done. Check the first post for the updated version.

All those same things happened to me! and Victoria Andrews was a Criminal O.o

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2011, 06:30:52 PM »
I have a couple of questions. It looks great btw...

1) Does it always go into the Sims 3 folder, or can it go into the Sims 3 Late Night folder etc?
2) I have Windows 7, and I can't find a folder that says saves inside the Sims 3 folder, do you have any ideas?

Edit: Inside my Sims 3 folder (from C://Program Files x86-Electronic Arts-The Sims 3-) I have Caches, Game, GameData, Support, Thumbnails

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2011, 08:49:53 PM »
It's inside your Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 3 folder (which is created automatically upon installing), not the folder you installed the game in.

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2011, 12:42:20 PM »
OH ok, I get it now. Thanks :D Can't wait to start it!

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2011, 07:39:41 PM »
Another tiny thing, this is merely about looks, but the vampire club, The Under, doesn't seem very... vampirish. When i first played it i did some major editing to make it more dark and vampiry.

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2011, 08:34:03 PM »
Just because they're vampires doesn't mean they must be gothic. I see your point, though, and I admit I didn't change it because I was lazy.

::EDIT::
File updated, check first post.

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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2011, 05:28:20 PM »
Thanks so much for this.  As a very casual sim player, this makes a lot more of the game accessible to me.  I've just been moving my sims from town to town with each expansion pack, but I missed the other lots.  I actually went on the exchange to see if there was something like this, but I found it impossible to navigate.

Thanks again!


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Re: Sunset Valley + Late Night
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2011, 12:43:58 PM »
Doing some considerable changes on the local watering hole and the exclusive lounge. When it's done, Sims will stop being stupid in that cheap bar I put in the business building, and the exclusive lounge will appear in the map with a Lounge icon, so it's easier to find. This will result in a new map, and a few changes to the gallery. I'll let everyone know when it's ready, so that you can download it again. Sorry for the inconvenience.

::EDIT::

Version 2.0 released. This neighborhood should now be flawless. Latest changes include:
Business Complex changed to Visitors Allowed, bar removed.
Unagi Center is now the Exclusive Lounge.
Added a new Local Watering Hole.

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Re: Sunset Valley 2.0
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2011, 02:35:38 PM »
Looks good, though I have my own version I've been working on for some time off and on.  I am curious though if you have any tips or tricks you discovered while building this.  Did you find that you had to design a lot of your own clubs?