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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #875 on: January 22, 2013, 11:04:25 AM »
Try to download save file again. Crash happens when trying to load new game if you don't have all EP's, but really can't think of the reason why it would crash with saved file.

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« Reply #876 on: January 22, 2013, 02:37:08 PM »
Thanks :). I tried that as well - this is my second time trying to install (the first time was maybe 3 weeks ago before V3 came out). I'll redownload the save file and then report back tonight.



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« Reply #877 on: January 23, 2013, 04:15:58 AM »
First of all, both welcome to this forum :)

@ unicornkafasi, since you said you have pets and supernatural, I assume you don't have all expansion packs? If so, you did the right thing. You do need the save file. When you are in the main menu of the game, you shouldn't start a new game in Union Cove but choose the save file to play from.
thanks for your help. I will try that too :)))

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« Reply #878 on: January 24, 2013, 07:57:12 PM »
Try to download save file again. Crash happens when trying to load new game if you don't have all EP's, but really can't think of the reason why it would crash with saved file.

I tried redownloading the save file, and it crashed again :(. Don't know what I'm doing wrong since it seems to be fine for everyone else and I've followed the instructions...

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #879 on: January 27, 2013, 11:14:53 PM »
Hi Everyone. I'm a long time lurker, first time poster. I just wanted to thank everyone who worked on this wonderful world! I'm in love! :D

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« Reply #880 on: January 28, 2013, 10:44:39 AM »
Hello!

This looks awesome.  I'm a bit worried about how it will run after hearing how big it is. . .

but I've got a question.  I don't have Showtime or Supernatural.   I'm thinking of getting Showtime, though. Will there be obvious missing things in Union Cove if I don't have Showtime?  (that is, should I wait on getting Showtime before I install UC?)

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« Reply #881 on: January 28, 2013, 03:23:50 PM »
This world has elements from all the sims 3 expansions packs. But is a bit lacking on elements from Late Night. Two apartments and one subway is far to few of each. But has just the right numbers of bar/clubs. I hope the next you guys updates Union Cove there will be one or two more apartments and wider subway network.



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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #882 on: January 29, 2013, 07:16:19 AM »
I don't think the world can handle apartments and the extra influx of game produced sims.  I think when I first started the world it had 185 alive which is a big number to start out with.  More game generated sims will only slow the world down.

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« Reply #883 on: January 29, 2013, 08:43:07 AM »
Hi Everyone. I'm a long time lurker, first time poster. I just wanted to thank everyone who worked on this wonderful world! I'm in love! :D

Thank you Tiffani, it is always a pleasure to hear something like that!

This world has elements from all the sims 3 expansions packs. But is a bit lacking on elements from Late Night. Two apartments and one subway is far to few of each. But has just the right numbers of bar/clubs. I hope the next you guys updates Union Cove there will be one or two more apartments and wider subway network.

I understand what you are saying but this is a maximum of LN content that we would add to Union Cove. LN features are fully used in big cities like Bridgeport, so adding that kind of urban area in UC would not be possible (and it would significantly change the athmosphere of the city we wanted to achieve). At first we wanted much more subway stations, but many reported issues with changed routing (like driving in a limo to the nearest Subway, and similar) that actually takes commuting much longer and is not as efficient. We put only one for playing for tips option, and since stations are small anyone who wants more of them can place them practically anywhere they want in UC. Saturn also point out important reasons why we didn't add more appartments and more Late Night features (Thank you Saturn :) )

Hello!

This looks awesome.  I'm a bit worried about how it will run after hearing how big it is. . .

but I've got a question.  I don't have Showtime or Supernatural.   I'm thinking of getting Showtime, though. Will there be obvious missing things in Union Cove if I don't have Showtime?  (that is, should I wait on getting Showtime before I install UC?)

I would suggest you get the latest one because once you get Showtime you'd want it anyway and you would have to save households in bin and place them in new version of UC. If you download the latest one, you wouldn't have to go trough that process, and would be able to simply continue playing old games and start new ones with all Showtime features already there (you would need to reinstall that same world but saved games will work without problems). One of the obvious missing lots would be the big performing stage lot and private venue - they will probably look like empty shells you can delete if you don't like, while other features are included in already existing lots and should not be that much visible.

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« Reply #884 on: January 29, 2013, 01:21:00 PM »
I would suggest you get the latest one because once you get Showtime you'd want it anyway and you would have to save households in bin and place them in new version of UC. If you download the latest one, you wouldn't have to go trough that process, and would be able to simply continue playing old games and start new ones with all Showtime features already there (you would need to reinstall that same world but saved games will work without problems). One of the obvious missing lots would be the big performing stage lot and private venue - they will probably look like empty shells you can delete if you don't like, while other features are included in already existing lots and should not be that much visible.

Ah.

Alright, then, awesome.  :)  Thank you!

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« Reply #885 on: February 04, 2013, 02:19:28 PM »
I'm not sure where to post it but I'm having a little trouble with the world.  I need some of the large lots and when I bulldoze them and place my lot down, it changes back to the original--and it's already been bulldozed!  If I delete the empty lot, I can't place it next to the sidewalk because there are so many light posts so close together, it won't allow the lot to mesh to the sidewalk so the lot must be placed far from the sidewalk and does not look good at all.  Anyone else having this trouble?  I have cleared my cache files out hoping it would help but it doesn't.  It's like the original lots are hard coded into the hood!

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« Reply #886 on: February 08, 2013, 08:22:55 PM »
I have been looking at Union Cove for awhile, but you needed Pets and I didn't have that one yet. Then I got Pets and Showtime, and then Supernatural and Seasons when they came out. So I finally installed the Seasons version last Sunday. The thought and hard work that all of you put into it --- it is Amazing!!! So many lots, and so much detail. And the Sims that everyone donated/created---I've met Carl, Pam, and Velmoor, so far. It was like meeting old friends you hadn't seen in forever. And I laughed out loud when Sheldon Cooper walked down the street. I will have to play his house before too long. Thinking his children must become part of my family!!! :o

And a special thanks to Esther1981---- I recently relocated my Being Green heir families, only 4 of them so far, to see if I could continue my legacy that kept error 12'ving in their original Hidden Springs. Whenever I load a new neighborhood, I always go in and check out all the new families. When the family picture of the Halliwell's popped up--I was shocked--Greenies in Union Cove! ;D The shock was quickly followed by feverish thoughts of who they were, how to play them, and most importantly, which one of my heirs would marry the teenage daughter, when she grew up of course. So imagine my surprise and delight when I realized that the Halliwell's are not a couple with a child----but 3 single Sims, elder, adult, and teenager----3 GREEN sims... Needless to say, I have incorporated them into my family already. Elder, Wyatt Halliwell has been turned by and married Johanna Rhoen Shue Halliwell. They have both been made YA with potion and he joins his wife as an immortal. They have also had twin daughters, toddlers, now. Brooke has her Mom's dark hair, while Zelda Jane inherited Wyatt's unique blue/red/white hair along with his blue eyebrows! I need to get a close-up of her to see if she kept the red eyes as well. And they are both vampires. Pam Halliwell is engaged to my Luke Earthsong and she has been turned as well. Her eyes are an amazing glowing red. As for Paige, she has Prom coming up with Fairy boyfriend, Andy Earthsong (Luke's great-great grandson) and she surprised him with a beautiful pair of light green wings of her own.

I noticed another blue/green couple with a green child too---and they will be my next household to play! I'm not sure who made them yet, but many thanks! I can't wait for more blue/green nooboos. And a single girl who is green as well. I can't believe my luck----3 new blue/green sim families to mix and match into my legacy!

Amazing job to all who contributed/collaborated on the beautiful world of Union Cove--- it will provide me with many many hours of wonderful simming.

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #887 on: February 08, 2013, 08:24:41 PM »
I cant wait to get it! I am going to download it once i get Late Night, I'm so excited   ;D

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #888 on: February 10, 2013, 12:40:16 AM »
I just downloaded this world and the save file cause I don't have all the EPs, but the game keeps crashing during the loading process  :(

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #889 on: February 10, 2013, 02:47:49 PM »
Most people who have it crash midway through loading are selecting new game, but need to be loading the actual saved file in order to play.

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« Reply #890 on: February 10, 2013, 04:48:26 PM »
Most people who have it crash midway through loading are selecting new game, but need to be loading the actual saved file in order to play.
i loaded the saved file

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« Reply #891 on: February 11, 2013, 02:47:41 PM »
Hi nessi,
I would recommend you check this check list and if you still have problems with it, specially after DAP settings, ask for more help in Union Cove Technical Issues.

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« Reply #892 on: February 11, 2013, 04:00:33 PM »
So far I LOVE Union Cove!  Every contributor deserves all of the accolades I've seen and then some!  THANK YOU for your amazing work!  Quite incredible.

I had trouble getting it running - got the Stopped Working, Closing crash message (Win 7) and the save file said it was invalid in my launcher. 

I had installed Union Cove before the save file and before I had installed some of the EPs I thought were worth buying with the 50% off sale over the weekend.

I removed UC, and after all EP/stuff was installed, I reinstalled UC and re-saved the save file and it worked just fine.

So for those of you having issues, maybe try installing the UC custom content last.  And when you double click that file, be patient - on my computer, the launcher opened and nothing happened for at least 90 seconds. 

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« Reply #893 on: February 11, 2013, 04:42:36 PM »
i redownloaded the saved file a few times and it's working good so far right now :D

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« Reply #894 on: February 13, 2013, 06:37:59 AM »
I'm going to start crying soon.
I love Union Cove.  I LOVE Union Cove.  It's a beautiful world and I love all of the fine details that were put into it; genuinely my favorite world.

But my god, it is difficult to run on my computer!  The load time for the town can take upwards of 5-10 minutes and once it DOES load, my game runs fairly slowly/has rubberbanding, which I've only seen in MMOs prior to this.
Are there specific things I can do to the town to get it working better?  For instance, should I move some families out?  I would really prefer not to do that, since I love each and every Sim and I want to give attention to every single Sim lovingly made by the community.

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« Reply #895 on: February 13, 2013, 12:41:11 PM »
This looks like a great world! I actually haven't yet tried a world not made by either ea or myself so this will be my first one!
The only thing is ifeel uncomfortable not knowing anything about the spawners beyond they are ea-like. Could someone please give me more info or direct me to it?
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« Reply #896 on: February 13, 2013, 03:35:07 PM »
I'm going to start crying soon.
I love Union Cove.  I LOVE Union Cove.  It's a beautiful world and I love all of the fine details that were put into it; genuinely my favorite world.

But my god, it is difficult to run on my computer!  The load time for the town can take upwards of 5-10 minutes and once it DOES load, my game runs fairly slowly/has rubberbanding, which I've only seen in MMOs prior to this.
Are there specific things I can do to the town to get it working better?  For instance, should I move some families out?  I would really prefer not to do that, since I love each and every Sim and I want to give attention to every single Sim lovingly made by the community.

I run Game Booster with it:
http://www.iobit.com/gamebooster.html

I also use Pescado's 3 booter and fps limiter.  You can try running it on lower settings also.  I turn my shadows off.  Once in the game I remove most of the fencing around houses, reduce the number of lights in the homes, reduce or remove the excess fountains and sprayers.  Also I use the CFF suite:
http://www.ntcore.com/exsuite.php

It has a setting that opens up the game to use the 4 gigs of ram instead of 2.  By using this combination the world runs a little better but it does take forever to load stuff.  It's worth it though, the world is very pretty and the sims are fantastic!  Before I used the CFF I did get some error 12 during saves but after adding the fps limiter and CFF I haven't had the error 12's lately.  Error 12's are usually associated with lack of memory.  My computer has 16 gigs of membory & a quad core but the world is still difficult to run.  I have portered the sims from that world and there are 185 including pets.  Twallan advises to have the world set on 150.  I have raised mine to 350 - 400 sims depending but for some, 185 for a beginning number of sims is quite a lot.

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« Reply #897 on: February 13, 2013, 05:06:28 PM »
Lately I am finding that Union Cove takes the same amount of time to load as Sunset Valley and other EP Worlds, actually for the time spent waiting I open Union Cove more often than I open Sunset Valley now.
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« Reply #898 on: February 13, 2013, 11:19:39 PM »
Union Cove is absolutely better than Sunset Valley for loading times, at least for me. That wasn't always the case, so I'm happy for that change.

I'm slowly rediscovering my love for this world. I just love all the scenery, which is strange because I'm usually turned off by semi-tropical worlds for the game.

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« Reply #899 on: February 21, 2013, 07:17:07 AM »
I just wanted to say, I just got my new rig/tower and for the first time since UNION COVE came out, I can load it in lightening speed! Everything renders on time and it's just beautiful! My new graphics card makes a world of difference, plus a quad core and bigger power supply. Thank you again guys. I can't wait to play in this world again!   

 

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