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« Reply #725 on: July 26, 2012, 04:07:13 PM »
Just to make sure, downloading the new version without all the expansions (ie I don't have Showtime) is still the same; download the saved file version and put it into your game as well as downloading the hood itself, yes? Double checking as I've gotten a new computer a few days ago and have to reinstall everything.

And as a side note, Anushka, were you able to experience the glitch with the movie studio lot, or was that just my game spazing out?

Yes, yes and no :D Yes you should have both installation file and saved file to play in UC if you don't have all EP, and start with saved file. And no, I couldn't recreate the bug you mentioned. I did reset all objects in world anyway, so hope you'll see it fixed in your game too, and no new strange bugs to appear. Thank you for noting that and hope you'll enjoy the game there :D

Hi Anushka .

First of all Thanks Team Union Cove

The download link im getting for UC is V2. Is it the Showtime Updated Version with the lot behind the crater removed or should i be seeing a V3 ?

Thank you! Since the only change is that lot being removed and trees put back there, it is not named as new version, but is simply replaced on server when I posted that. So you should be getting V2 - updated with ST EP lots, but without the empty lot near crater :)

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« Reply #726 on: July 27, 2012, 08:50:55 PM »
The movie studio lot absoutely refuses to work properly for me. I've installed and used the pre made file, I've installed without using it. I removed any custom content from the game, made sure to delete caches...nothing. Still gives me 7AM - 2PM for the hours for the first job instead of the 1PM - 7PM that it's supposed to. I even used a sim already in the neighborhood instead of making one myself. Nothing. Even tried putting down the EA lot again to see if that worked, and still nothing.

Is there a way for me to reset my lots in game so I can see if that fixes the problem? I'd hate to have that be the only thing in the hood not working for me; it locks me out of the Film careers entirely as there's no way for the Sims to complete any of the mini jobs that come with it.



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« Reply #727 on: July 28, 2012, 11:03:18 AM »
I actually think when i have played the movie careers in other towns than brigdeport that i had other working hours too, so i think you cant do anything against it.

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« Reply #728 on: July 28, 2012, 01:34:54 PM »
LenaLJ I believe you're right. When I tested before I went straight to Bridgeport...when I tried to put a movie lot in Appalosa Plains it suddenly had the wrong hours. I've done a fresh install and made sure not to put in any store or custom content, made sure the game was properly patched and the movie studio still doesn't give the correct hours if I put it on any hood besides Bridgeport. I think this is just an example of EA not correctly coding the object to work in other neighborhoods.  So Anushka, you don't have to worry about testing it anymore -- it's just not working because UC isn't Bridgeport. Heck, I even tried tricking the game by selecting the movie career from the mailbox cheat and not from the lot itself and it still doesn't give correct hours. I think I'm just SOL on that one.

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« Reply #729 on: July 28, 2012, 01:44:05 PM »
Bridgeport does late hours for all careers not just the movie lots.   When I first got LN, I thought it was a mistake because they didn't want my policeman to go in until like 11 when in every other two prior to BP it was 7 am.   So you can't judge what the hours "should be" by Bridgeport standards.  It has later hours to accommodate all those "late nights" you should be having at the clubs.
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #730 on: July 28, 2012, 03:02:37 PM »
Ok so where do I find the download link? UC sounds awesome! Also, ummm... I was BORN an architect. I'll build anything. Sims. Houses. Worlds. Tombs (woohoo!). ANYTHING. I've been playing Sims3 for over two years now and though I know that isn't much, I do build very well I think. I do have the perfectionist and genius traits, after all... So without any more convincing: PLEASE seriously consider me for any required design work? Oh, and did I mention I am a graphic designer... Thanks for putting up with my efforts to get involved, hahaha!
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« Reply #731 on: July 28, 2012, 04:19:11 PM »
Look to the guide for the link.  It's on the front page. 
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« Reply #732 on: July 28, 2012, 06:04:35 PM »
Ok thanks, found it. Now one last thing before I download: the download page says UC is 125MB. But my browser's pre-download page says it is only 105,9MB. I don't have anything approaching unlimited data, so I just want to make sure I'm downloading the right file. The save file is fine, no discrepancy is really possible since no size is claimed to start with.
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« Reply #733 on: July 29, 2012, 08:45:16 AM »
Two strange questions:

1. Was there any custom sky/light parameters set by messing with the INI files? This is mostly a matter of curiosity to me.

2. Does anyone reproduce under EA's Story Progression? Once I feel like doing an immortal dynasty, I really want to do it in UC, but I don't want a town of immigrants 1 generation into playing.

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« Reply #734 on: July 29, 2012, 08:59:37 AM »
Ok thanks, found it. Now one last thing before I download: the download page says UC is 125MB. But my browser's pre-download page says it is only 105,9MB. I don't have anything approaching unlimited data, so I just want to make sure I'm downloading the right file. The save file is fine, no discrepancy is really possible since no size is claimed to start with.

You probably downloaded it by now. World file is in zip format and that is probably why you got aproximate size different from final size of the file. There is only one version of the UC available at server so there is no chance for wrong version or other misunderstandings :)

Two strange questions:

1. Was there any custom sky/light parameters set by messing with the INI files? This is mostly a matter of curiosity to me.

2. Does anyone reproduce under EA's Story Progression? Once I feel like doing an immortal dynasty, I really want to do it in UC, but I don't want a town of immigrants 1 generation into playing.

Glad to see some different questions, and I like your username ;)

1. No, there was no messing with .ini files, mostly because there was no reason for it as UC is realistic place where standard weather applies well, and changes there tend to apply on other words in same loaded game.

2.That is actually depending on your PC and randomness of the story progression. There are plenty of cribs in houses, and plenty of couples/Sims to reproduce, but if your PC can't handle all the townies it is more likely that there will not be new babies, but that Sims will move in and out of the town. There are few toodlers and babies, so first 2 generations of dynasty are likely to have "original" spouses. From what I read on forum, reproduction of original townies are happening, but .I find it rare even in SV to find descendants of original townies after 3 generations.

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« Reply #735 on: July 29, 2012, 09:27:17 AM »
Thanks! I guess I'll have to see when I actually play it.

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« Reply #736 on: July 29, 2012, 10:22:14 AM »
No I haven't downloaded it yet. Thanks for the reassurance, I can now move to UC in peace. Really looking forward to it.
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« Reply #737 on: July 29, 2012, 11:45:36 PM »
Ok, I love the world, and it looks amazing.  But I haven't downloaded it for the following reasons.
1. I don't know If my computer can handle a world that detailed.
2.  Um, it has showtime right?  Yeah, I don't have the required expansion packs.
3.  I think it's so detailed that it might not be exactly healthy for my graphics card.  I'll probably have some real graphic issues with it.

But I would love to download it!
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« Reply #738 on: July 30, 2012, 03:35:11 AM »
Ok, I love the world, and it looks amazing.  But I haven't downloaded it for the following reasons.
1. I don't know If my computer can handle a world that detailed.
2.  Um, it has showtime right?  Yeah, I don't have the required expansion packs.
3.  I think it's so detailed that it might not be exactly healthy for my graphics card.  I'll probably have some real graphic issues with it.

But I would love to download it!

1. Some can and some can't. I can play it reasonably well yet some people with better computers have been unable to, I guess it just depends on your own PC. My Card isn't even supported and the only thing I really get is lag and at one point I had random crashing but fixed that.
2. The latest version comes with Showtime Upgrades, a few new lots and some of the items to make the careers work but nothing major really. If you don't have all the EPs you need the Save File.
3. You may get Graphic Issues but like I said it depends on your own PC, there isn't really anyway to predict how it will behave for you as it seems to be fairly different for everyone. Some people dip their settings when playing the world, it still retains most of it's beauty though! It's recommended to really reduce the Detailed Lots.
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #739 on: July 31, 2012, 03:03:10 AM »
Two strange questions:

1. Was there any custom sky/light parameters set by messing with the INI files? This is mostly a matter of curiosity to me.

2. Does anyone reproduce under EA's Story Progression? Once I feel like doing an immortal dynasty, I really want to do it in UC, but I don't want a town of immigrants 1 generation into playing.

Yes, our implanted "townies" do reproduce randomly, acquire pets randomly, and do pretty much anything any other Sim in any other town would.  I've been playing there off and on for a few days just to see what would happen and was surprised by a few new babies and new pets that I did not personally have them acquire.  It did seem if the family already had a few children no new ones showed up.  The townspeople also age appropriately.
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« Reply #740 on: August 01, 2012, 05:04:29 PM »
I had to join the forum just so I could share my joy...and check the challenges!

No matter what word I think of, it only seems to put it mildly but... zomg this world is amazing! It's so beautiful! It's perfect! Thank you all who created this jewel! ;D  It runs smoothly with some high, medium and low graphics settings. All my families are moving there! :D

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« Reply #741 on: August 01, 2012, 05:06:50 PM »
Welcome to the forum Cassi and thank you!  Please let us know how your families do in UC!  We really love hearing about how Sims act and react and also if there are any problems.
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #742 on: August 01, 2012, 06:24:02 PM »
So happy, turns out some of the mods I was using were doing more harm than good, and now I've ditched them I can play UC. ;D

Kinda creepy how my beginning sim that I created in that world had 3 of the same traits as Damon, with me not knowing any of the sims pretty much, and he was the first male sim she met in the world...o.O

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« Reply #743 on: August 01, 2012, 06:41:31 PM »
Thanks Joria :) I'll share anything fun my sims experience, however I always play with freewill off so whatever they react to, is because of my will alone mwahahaha! ::)

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« Reply #744 on: August 04, 2012, 11:52:34 PM »
Hello, all :)

My name is Ashley and I am new to the forums.

I had a few questions about this world that I was hoping you could answer (if you don't mind):

1.) I was skimming over the lots listed but I can't really see pictures so I couldn't really tell
-Is there a kid's playground/park somewhere?
-Is there a "campground" lot that has tents and some sort of grilling section for those who are poor or the nature type?
-Does the graveyard or another lot have some sort of church building/area for a wedding?

2.) Are all of the residents custom made and if they are, do they all have interesting stories/dynamics (single, couple, big family, crazy cat lady, etc.) ?

3.) Is there sufficient empty lot space for any lots I have saved and enough houses to move in saved townies?

3.) Will this continue to be updated for Supernatural, Seasons, and any future EPs?



Sorry for all of the questions I just want to make sure that this world is as practical as it is gorgeous. If the lots I've asked are not included, are there areas where they would fit perfectly, or anyone who would be willing to make those?

Thank you to all who have contributed to this world! I didn't look through all of the pages--the beginning and the last few pages--so if there are pictures of this world I have missed, my apologies.
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« Reply #745 on: August 05, 2012, 09:42:57 AM »
Quote from: StarryEyedDreamer link=topic=8363.msg230252#msg230252 [b
1.) I was skimming over the lots listed but I can't really see pictures so I couldn't really tell
-Is there a kid's playground/park somewhere?
-Is there a "campground" lot that has tents and some sort of grilling section for those who are poor or the nature type?
-Does the graveyard or another lot have some sort of church building/area for a wedding?

There is playground equipment at Central Park and possibly other lots but there isn't a specific playground lot. Neither is there a Campground but there are cheap lots for poorer sims and an apartment. There are grills around on the lots.

There isn't a Church or wedding area but there is plenty of beautiful scenery for a wedding, most community lots have fantastic views which are all over the world.

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2.) Are all of the residents custom made and if they are, do they all have interesting stories/dynamics (single, couple, big family, crazy cat lady, etc.) ?

They are all custom made by the team or by people on our very forum. Many of them come from stories on the forum so you can read all about their history. Some are also modern versions of historical figures.

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3.) Will this continue to be updated for Supernatural, Seasons, and any future EPs?[/b]

Currently it isn't planned simply because of how large the world is and constant upgrades take time and can cause problems. That isn't set in stone though but like I say currently there are no plans to keep updating, we settled for just updating for Showtime since it required a few new Lots. Whereas not all EPs will provide additional lots.
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« Reply #746 on: August 05, 2012, 10:18:25 AM »
There is playground equipment at Central Park and possibly other lots but there isn't a specific playground lot. Neither is there a Campground but there are cheap lots for poorer sims and an apartment. There are grills around on the lots.

There isn't a Church or wedding area but there is plenty of beautiful scenery for a wedding, most community lots have fantastic views which are all over the world.

They are all custom made by the team or by people on our very forum. Many of them come from stories on the forum so you can read all about their history. Some are also modern versions of historical figures.

Currently it isn't planned simply because of how large the world is and constant upgrades take time and can cause problems. That isn't set in stone though but like I say currently there are no plans to keep updating, we settled for just updating for Showtime since it required a few new Lots. Whereas not all EPs will provide additional lots.


Ah, thank you kindly for your response :)

Is there a certain lot that you can think of that would fit the campground or wedding arch without looking cluttered or would I need to buy one of the cheap lots and decorate?

Also, is there an album that contains Union Cove pictures or anything? I absolutely love pictures ;D
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« Reply #747 on: August 05, 2012, 10:21:15 AM »
I bet Union Cove will be even more beautiful in Seasons with the snow!

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« Reply #748 on: August 05, 2012, 10:49:11 AM »

Ah, thank you kindly for your response :)

Is there a certain lot that you can think of that would fit the campground or wedding arch without looking cluttered or would I need to buy one of the cheap lots and decorate?

Also, is there an album that contains Union Cove pictures or anything? I absolutely love pictures ;D

Yeah there is space on various lots for you to place a campsite or wedding arch. There are also a few empty lots around. See the Exploring Union Cove Thread for some pics.  ;)
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« Reply #749 on: August 05, 2012, 10:52:21 AM »
Thanks!
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