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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #825 on: December 31, 2012, 05:25:00 PM »
Yes and yes. You can save your family in the bin, than uninstall the old version and install the new UC with Seasons. 

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #826 on: January 01, 2013, 08:43:03 AM »
Thank you Lizzy and Odie!

Yes, we can use UC for challenges including Dynasty.
Sadly no, ther is no Vault of Antiquity but I am shore those that want it can place in in graveyard as it looks like it belongs there. 
There are still pets in families and pet store does exist, none of existing Pets objects were taken out, it was something attached to the world file not in the world itself that blocked installation process without Pets. Glad I find the way to get rid of it.
And last, you can use Seasons version with or without any EP , while for V2, the old one, you have to have at least Pets.  :)

Thank you very much Anushka, for your quick reply. As always ;)

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #827 on: January 01, 2013, 09:33:43 AM »
I love the new Union Cove! The festival park is fantastic, I love how the elixir register was added to the open air market - I always thought it belonged there, but had to add in the store instead. The Gypsy wagon and fairy place are also added, which is great too. It was a wonderful world to begin with, but adding these features helps folks like me who have all expansions, without disadvantaging those who don't. The only disappointment of the old Union Cove was the need to have Pets but now that's fixed anyone can enjoy this beautiful place. Well done to all, it will be my preferred location for the Tournament Challenges this year!

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #828 on: January 01, 2013, 07:06:33 PM »
How exactly do I get Union Cove to show up as a playable world?  The same danged thing is happening with my Monte Vista and the Curtis Paradis world, Paradise Island.  It SAYS successfully installed, but I don't see the file in the Installed Worlds folder.  I used s3p3 to go into that DCBackup and tell which was which.  Sure, I can rename it Union Cove Seasons.world, but it stays as a package file.  I had other worlds I wanted to play, but those were WORLD files, and when I put them in both the Installed World and the Program Files etc. folder, now they show up twice in the list of playable worlds... but NOT Union Cove, Paradise Island, or Monte Vista.  So, how do I change it from a .package file to a WORLD file?  Seems to take more than a simple renaming.  *sigh*
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #829 on: January 01, 2013, 08:57:31 PM »
If .package files are associated with a program, the extension may be hidden. In windows explorer push alt-f and go to tools > folder options > view > and uncheck hide extensions for known file types. Then you will see the .package at the end and be able to make the change. Hope this helps.


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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #830 on: January 01, 2013, 09:44:58 PM »
Ha!  Just after I finally updated the old version of UC with Supernatural locations, the new version comes out!   ;D  That's ok--I had only placed some stuff, and was trying to figure out what else to do, and hadn't played much anyway, so I'll take that as my exploration of UC, and download the new one to play in.

YAY!  And thanks to all who worked on this, either on the original world or the update!

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #831 on: January 02, 2013, 03:00:53 AM »
How exactly do I get Union Cove to show up as a playable world?  The same danged thing is happening with my Monte Vista and the Curtis Paradis world, Paradise Island.  It SAYS successfully installed, but I don't see the file in the Installed Worlds folder.  I used s3p3 to go into that DCBackup and tell which was which.  Sure, I can rename it Union Cove Seasons.world, but it stays as a package file.  I had other worlds I wanted to play, but those were WORLD files, and when I put them in both the Installed World and the Program Files etc. folder, now they show up twice in the list of playable worlds... but NOT Union Cove, Paradise Island, or Monte Vista.  So, how do I change it from a .package file to a WORLD file?  Seems to take more than a simple renaming.  *sigh*

Actually it does only need simple renaming and coping that file in appropriate folder - Installed worlds in My Documents and Worlds in Program Files/.../Worlds.
I read it happens with Riverview too so I am hoping that EA will fix this soon enough for everyone.



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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #832 on: January 02, 2013, 03:27:41 AM »
Please test this method of getting the save to appear and successfully loading UC and let me know. I'll change the instructions on the download page if it works.

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #833 on: January 04, 2013, 12:06:26 PM »
Hello! First thing - The Union Cove is a great world to play in and is my all times favorite. But here is a question (or two) I have about it. Just how many proprietors are there? I like to play a magician and maybe I did something wrong but it seems like there is only Central Park proprietor and that's all. No live venues, maybe there are big venues, but it's a bit hard to get to them without something in between, and Park while a good spot for tips brings little money and exp for the shows. Also there was a proprietor at Pier Fun Oh Won but she got stuck in a pool and ResetSim made her dissappear completely... Somehow... So, to summarize: 1) how many lots there are where a magician could get a gig especially those live and big venues? 2) what to do with disappeared proprietor? Is there any way to get her back?

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« Reply #834 on: January 04, 2013, 06:01:46 PM »
I'm really sorry if this is in the wrong section. I was having trouble locating the UC thread. I'm not sure if I overlooked it or what.

Anyway, I have a routing issue with UC that I'm not really sure how to fix. The issue comes from KonFusion. I found that there is a little light in front of the sprial staircase that prevents Sims from going up. After deleting it, they were able to get up just fine. But now they can't get down. I'm not really sure why. I can't seem to find what is blocking the way. I was able to successfully move my Sim by teleporting here, but I'll end up getting up messages every 5 seconds saying that other Sims won't be to leave.

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #835 on: January 04, 2013, 06:53:49 PM »
Hello! First thing - The Union Cove is a great world to play in and is my all times favorite. But here is a question (or two) I have about it. Just how many proprietors are there? I like to play a magician and maybe I did something wrong but it seems like there is only Central Park proprietor and that's all. No live venues, maybe there are big venues, but it's a bit hard to get to them without something in between, and Park while a good spot for tips brings little money and exp for the shows. Also there was a proprietor at Pier Fun Oh Won but she got stuck in a pool and ResetSim made her dissappear completely... Somehow... So, to summarize: 1) how many lots there are where a magician could get a gig especially those live and big venues? 2) what to do with disappeared proprietor? Is there any way to get her back?

Hi and welcome to the forum!

To answer your questions:
1. A magician can perform on 5 different types of locations: Park Venue, Coffee House, Private Venue, Live Show Venue and Big Show Venue. All of those are (at least) once in UC.
2. A proprietor is a sim you don't control. This could be any sim and is randomly appointed by the game I believe. If he/she dies for instance, a new proprietor will be appointed. This is likely to happen the next day. Resetting the proprietor may result in the same thing. If you think the proprietor might be in the game somewhere but not visible or something, you could try ResetSim again. If you don't remember the name, ResetSim * will reset every sim in town.

Good luck and let us know if it works :)


Edited for names of locations:
Park Venue = Central Park
Private Venue = The Atlantis Experience (Near the Pier)
Live Show Venue = Pier Fun Oh Won
Big Show Venue = Polloi Theater

The Coffee House used to be Little Samoth Diner... Which gives me a question for the team: why isn't that a Coffee House anymore? Luckily I saved all lots from the previous version to my library, so I can place it again. But shouldn't it be in the last version too? Personally, I'd prefer a complete UC for my next Dynasty Challenge. And if you change this, could you also add the Vault of Antiquity please (pretty please?) :)
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #836 on: January 05, 2013, 02:39:47 AM »
Thanks for answer! I played a bit more and it seems that proprietor for Pier Fun Oh Won really likes to spend time in a swimming pool right at the center of the lot... It's quote an obsession actually. I wasn't able to ask her for a gig because she wouldn't get out of the pool. I got lucky and my sim was invited to make an appearance but I don't know if I would be able to audition otherwise. Although, maybe that's her way of cooling herself off in all that summer heat... Anyway, it seems like everything is working at least for now. It's a bit sad that there are so little places to get a gig but I'll manage. Again, thanks for answering!

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #837 on: January 05, 2013, 06:47:10 AM »
It's a bit sad that there are so little places to get a gig but I'll manage. Again, thanks for answering!

Really? You think? UC has all types of buildings and lots in it from all Ep's, plus many beautiful houses and farms.
But if that's not the way you like it, you can always delete some lots you don't want and place more Showtime Venues of course.
For me, it has all I could ever wish for in one world (and more). I am very happy it has one of each :)
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #838 on: January 05, 2013, 05:41:18 PM »
I have a problem. I've completed all the steps to installing the new version except for copying the file into the GameData folder as I do not have one. Does anyone know how I can install the world without the GameData folder or how I can get one?
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« Reply #839 on: January 06, 2013, 02:11:30 PM »
I have a problem. I've completed all the steps to installing the new version except for copying the file into the GameData folder as I do not have one. Does anyone know how I can install the world without the GameData folder or how I can get one?

I am not sure Gogo. Do you miss more folders or only that one? If you miss only GameData, maybe you can create it and put it in there. Still, it is weird you don't have it because in my GameData folder is also Sunset Valley, so I think you should have that too. Are you sure it is not somewhere else?
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #840 on: January 06, 2013, 04:45:38 PM »
I am not sure Gogo. Do you miss more folders or only that one? If you miss only GameData, maybe you can create it and put it in there. Still, it is weird you don't have it because in my GameData folder is also Sunset Valley, so I think you should have that too. Are you sure it is not somewhere else?
I'm pretty sure it is the only one missing. I tried creating one but that didn't work. Could it possibly be because of Windows 8?
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #841 on: January 07, 2013, 03:56:53 PM »
I'm pretty sure it is the only one missing. I tried creating one but that didn't work. Could it possibly be because of Windows 8?

Wow, Windows 8, and I am "only" on 7 ;). Don't know Gogo, sorry.


If someone could answer this for me, I would really appreciate it:
(especially since I can't switch the lots or change the lots for a challenge)

The Coffee House used to be Little Samoth Diner... Which gives me a question for the team: why isn't that a Coffee House anymore? Luckily I saved all lots from the previous version to my library, so I can place it again. But shouldn't it be in the last version too? Personally, I'd prefer a complete UC for my next Dynasty Challenge. And if you change this, could you also add the Vault of Antiquity please (pretty please?) :)
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #842 on: January 08, 2013, 09:04:16 AM »
UC looks wonderful, I just installed the Seasons' version. I assume it's meant to be unpopulated? The install save option appears to be for those who haven't got all the EPs?

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #843 on: January 08, 2013, 03:00:26 PM »
UC looks wonderful, I just installed the Seasons' version. I assume it's meant to be unpopulated? The install save option appears to be for those who haven't got all the EPs?

Yes, the save is for those who haven't got all the EPs.

And UC is wonderfully populated--there are a lot of fun surprises in exactly who lives in UC!  I usually don't care about the townies in games, but that was one aspect of UC I loved!

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« Reply #844 on: January 08, 2013, 04:12:40 PM »
Yay, EA came with an update! :) Haven't tried it yet, but they say to have fixed many of our problems and I quote:

Game Update 1.47
This game update includes the following changes:

Base game updates:
 •Fixed an issue where Sims could not get married.
 •Fixed an issue where Sims could not use the telescope.
 •Fixed an issue where Sims could not collect space rocks.

Create a world updates:
 •Fixed an issue with saving worlds in Create A World.
•Worlds will now install and appear on the main menu properly when downloaded. Worlds do not need to be resaved for this to apply. Any worlds that were affected by this issue can be reinstalled via the launcher and will appear in the main menu.

Store updates:
 •Fixed an issue where several Store sets were not appearing in the appropriate room category in Buy Mode.

I sure hope this will fix the problems with installing and saving UC!

Edit: Yes, it worked! After the patch, just install the world from the launcher once more and you're done :)
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #845 on: January 08, 2013, 07:06:10 PM »
Yay! I can play the new UC now! Thanks Odie.
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« Reply #846 on: January 09, 2013, 06:13:22 AM »
I am very pleased to say that this update came in time and saved us all the troubles of complicated steps.
Thank you all for putting additional effort to get it in the game even with the troubles, it makes our effort worth and valued a lot. Still we are very happy that enjoying the game in our beautiful UC seems to be much easier to achieve!

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« Reply #847 on: January 09, 2013, 01:22:10 PM »
I would like to thank all of those that participated in this project, you've made a lovely world that I am now able to play!  I have put a link to the world up at my site:
http://www.ladymoiraine.com/forum/index.php?topic=6102.0

I hope I send more simmers your way to try out this great world!  I don't play custom worlds but I did decide to make an exception for this one!  Great job guys!

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« Reply #848 on: January 09, 2013, 02:40:46 PM »
Thank you Saturn! It is flattering to hear UC is an exception and that you want to recommend it further!

I am off to enjoy my simming time there now, relieved that this patch taken care of these big issues we all had.

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« Reply #849 on: January 09, 2013, 07:57:29 PM »
I installed the new patch and was so excited that I would finally be able to install and play UC.  It downloaded and went into the game and in the game menu.  It started to load and then crashed.  Is there something I am missing?  Does the same thing on my sisters computer also.
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