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geminiagre


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CRYSTALLINE COVE

By Geminiagre



Known for it's crystal clear waters, Crystalline Cove combines beautiful mountainy and beach sceneries. From The highest top of the Minty Mountains, forming several waterfalls , decends river Tinuviel that crosses the Cove and finally meets the Saphire Ocean. The white sand beaches give an exotic feel to the Cove, that can please even the most eclectic Sims. From rich Celebrities looking for luxurious mansions, to humble new comers , everyone can find a place to call home here. Crystalline Cove is also famous for great horsemanship, exhibiting an Equestrian Center that has brought up several generations of Champions.
Is it the natural diversity and beauty, is it the peacefulness of the scenery and the kindness of most of the inhabitants, or is there another secret that is the reason for the thrieving population and rabid progress that have made Crystalline Cove what it is today? Could it it be all of those?


Basic Info

Status: Released


Showtime Version

ST World Final File: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=5642671
---Mediafire link: http://www.mediafire.com/?yr4m3e604iv3l4j
ST Save File: http://www.mediafire.com/?2fl5lwkvwvz2o7v
ST World Test File: http://www.mediafire.com/?f7grhdskf2xkwej
ST Test Save File: http://www.mediafire.com/?2fl5lwkvwvz2o7v

Pets Version

Final File Pets version: http://www.mediafire.com/?iu2rf504yr8rvgm
Save File: http://www.mediafire.com/?dztgrc56vhf8hsh
Latest Test File: http://www.mediafire.com/?ubt4qnke16kb5vk


Release Date: Feb 26th
Testing Dates: Feb 9th - Feb 25th




TESTING DETAILS - KNOWN ISSUES HERE:
http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/135/485076.page#764
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MAC issues Here: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/585/485076.page#868
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NOTE: The consignment store is next to the gym. You might not see a map tag for it as there is the TLS grocery store on the same lot. It still functions as it should though.
Also note there are 9 "placeholder" community lots (less in ST version) that are tagged as "no visitors allowed" that you can use for future EPs. The lots are filled with trees to blend in with the rest of the scenery, but the game still consideres them as empty. So to place a lot from the bin,in one of those lots, you'll need to first enter the lot in buy mode (edit town) and delete the trees first, and then place the lot from the bin. Directly placing a lot from the bin without removing the trees, might cause the map tags to dissapear. Bouldosing the trees through edit town will delete the lot entirely as the game considers it as empty.

IMPORTANT NOTE
You can have both versions of the world installed. However since the save files work with BOTH versions of the world, and they may confuse the game engine, i would suggest to have only one of them installed if you are using the save file.

WARNING
ST version Only: There is a chance that some of the venues at some point might break and won't let simported Sims to perform. This is Random and it is usually caused by the game assigning more than one proprietors to the lot. It sometime fixes itself, but if it doesn't, simply Binning the lot , bulldozing and replacing it, fixes the issue.


Tech:

System Requirements
2.4GHz Dual Core CPU
3-4GB RAM
512MB GC
The world can be played on lower specs as well, but note that you may experience minor lag or error codes 12. The specs above are recommended for a fluent, lag free gameplay

Large world 2048x2048

Populated:
Nope, but there is a save file

CC:
NONE

EPs used:
WA, AMB, LN, GEN, PETS (ST for ST version)

SPs used:
HELS, OLS, FLS, TLS (MS for ST version)


Store:
Hidden Springs, Dr Pepper Stadium, Pet Store (Pets LE), Ford 2012 Set, Riverview, Gumball mashine, + Ultimate Venue and Stage Rig For ST Version (ST LE)
NOTE: The store items are NOT required. You will be able to install the world if you don't have them, and those items will be simply missing. I have set an additional value to the lot with the HS Spa, so you can easily convert the lot to a legacy lot if you don't have HS, or build a Showtime lot if you want to later. I'll also add an additional Spa Rabbithole (the pets one) for the ones that don't have HS





Creator Specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad 2.83MHz
Asus ATI Radeon HS 4870x2 2 GB
8GB RAM
1TB HD
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Sims 3 Currently patched up to 1.29
Using Twallan's SP, MC, MC cheats, Decensor and Overwatch



Testers:


SummerSong86
Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Memory: 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 256 MB & NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB

Rukaya
Intel(R) core (.TM)i7-860 8MB Cache, 2.80Hz
RAM: 8.00G.B.
64-bit Operating System
ATI Radeon HD 5700Series 1024MB GDDR5
1TB Serial ATA 2 hard drive 7200 RPM
Game Patch 1.29


HappySimmer3
Intel Core i7-2 6 0 0 K CPU, 3.70GHz processor (not overclocked)
8.0 GB RAM
Windows 7 64-bit
NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti GPU
Using 4 Twallan's Mods


lovejoyriteia
Intel Core2 Quad 2.4 GHz
ATI Radeon HD 3870x2 1 GB
6 GB RAM
1 TB HD
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
TS3 Pets, patch 1.29
uses Pescado's Awesome Mod


Writin_Reg (thank you for answering my call )
AMD Phenom II X 6 3.2Ghz each core
Asus motherboard
Asus Nvidia 550Ti
8 gigs Crucial Ballistic High Speed Gaming ram.
All EPs, and SPs patch 1.29
Uses Twallan's Overwatch and Error trap

Greenb70
Intel(R) Pentium(R)D CPU 2.80GHZ(CPUs)
2GB RAM
Nividia GeForce 6200SE Turbo Cache
Uses Twallan's MC/SP/Overwatch/Dresser

xBanan


Lots:

Total lot count: 168
Residential lots: 104
Community lots: 65 (9 of which will be empty for future EPs - 10/11 if you don't have HS/ford 2012 set)
Including ALL EPs listed above


Credits:

Rflong7/13:
You are a dear friend but I also consider you my mentor, as it was you who helped me with my first CAW steps and still giving me tips and I will never forget that.

All my dear "WE" friends:
You guys know who you are. Your support, tips, ideas and often being the voice of reason will always guide me through the darkest paths. You guys will always have a place in my heart.

All the amazing simmers who helped test this world
Sharp eyes are always needed. Thank you all so much for your time and effort. Your input has been very helpful.
Additional Credits to:
DOLLDRMS1
BBSIMS
Ceres_Meiriona
panicxfan94
SimGuruRusskii
who joined in with all the other testers and either helped with testing the files or helped testing the lots by simporting with us. Thank you so much guys, I really appreciate all the effort and time.

Everyone else who supported me
Thank you guys!

Additional thanks to SimGuru PopTart for giving Crystalline Cove a nice super shiny FEATURE, and to SimGuru Hydra who helped when the feature would not show up on the upload. Thank you both so much



This post will be updated whenever new info is available. Next Post will be including latest pics and links to older ones as well as to the world album.

This is my Second world. Thankfully my sculpting and painting skills have been improved since Lothlorien Island, but I still need work. So constructive critisism, tips and ideas are always welcome.


PS: Excuse any grammar or spelling mistakes. English is not my native language and I can be careless sometimes, so the combo of the two, can easily produce some nastiness when typing





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Eye Candy for you - Gameplay Pictures










Birds eye view - Layout (updated on Feb 9th):


Older Pics:
http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/180/485076.page#766
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/165/485076.page#765
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/135/485076.page#764
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/135/485076.page#763
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/135/485076.page#762
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/120/485076.page#759
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/120/485076.page#758
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/105/485076.page#758
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/105/485076.page#757
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/105/485076.page#748
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/90/485076.page#7483
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/90/485076.page#7476
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/75/485076.page#7469
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/75/485076.page#7460
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/75/485076.page#7451
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/75/485076.page#7437
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/60/485076.page#7431
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/60/485076.page#7425
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/45/485076.page#7418
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/45/485076.page#7411
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/30/485076.page#7403
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/30/485076.page#7384
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/15/485076.page#7367
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http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/15/485076.page#7365
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Album Link Slideshow:
http://s90.photobucket.com/albums/k270/geminiagre/Sims/Sims3/Cr
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I'm done with the Spawners (I'm pretty sure i've added all of them) and the basic decorations , only need to add rocks. So not really much to show here, as it still looks quite bare. I hope that it will start looking decent once I place plantation.

Random Pics


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OMG, it's looking beautiful, Gem! I love your waterfall already.

I hope you will have enough done before SHT comes out to release a version of it, even if it's not finished! Since I love LI so much I know I'm going to love this, but I am not planning on buying Showtime. If not I guess I will just be cheering you on from the sidelines.




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Thanks Tangie

Hopefully I'll be done with everything but building before ST. I'll be able to release an early version for you, but I don't think it will be needed. LI won't open any more in CAW, so I guess I'll have to finish with this before updating, installing EP/SP, just in case.


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Pary


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It looks gorgeous Gem I love the colour of the water, and your train + waterfall are so beautiful.

I'll also be watching with admiration from the sideline, as I'm not buying SHT, and I refuse to patch to 1.29.
I will enjoy looking at your pictures though

blunote00: IDC about DM's stank booty!


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Wow! It looks really beautiful!

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Looks very nice so far!

Kinda looks like a Tennessee world with a beach! Love it!
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geminiagre


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Thanks Pary It's a shame that EA has managed to make so many people to refuse to update their games.

Thank you Betty.

ImAbushWookie, thanks I've never been in Tennessee, and I have no idea how it looks like. To tell you the truth I was imaggining it a lot less green Propably because we had an add years ago here with to guys from Tennessee and they where dressed like cowboys, and cowboys usually remind me of Texas.
I am fascinated with the diversity of the States though. I really like the fact that each one differs so much from the others.

PS: I just Googled Pics of Tennessee and I was stunned...It's amazing. I was worried about haybales on grass untill i saw a real life pic of it there LOL

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The waterfalls are amazing! Can't wait to see the finished world. I'll keep this page bookmarked.

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It's really beautiful!
I love your terrain painting and that waterfall is gorgeous
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ö Looks amazing so far, can't wait to see it progress

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Thanks everyone

Done with the decorations and....
Let there be LIGHT!

I'm done with lighting as well.

Starting to work on plants. We will finally have some more decent pics later

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Looks great so far! I wouldnt mind testing it out. My rig usually does well with big worlds but for some reason, it was crippled by Los Angios. But every other world works wonderfully..
My specs are below:
AMD Phenom(TM) X4 945 Quad-core 3.0MHz
ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB
6GB RAM
750GB HD
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Sims 3 Currently patched up to 1.29

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geminiagre wrote:Thanks Pary It's a shame that EA has managed to make so many people to refuse to update their games.

Thank you Betty.

ImAbushWookie, thanks I've never been in Tennessee, and I have no idea how it looks like. To tell you the truth I was imaggining it a lot less green Propably because we had an add years ago here with to guys from Tennessee and they where dressed like cowboys, and cowboys usually remind me of Texas.
I am fascinated with the diversity of the States though. I really like the fact that each one differs so much from the others.

PS: I just Googled Pics of Tennessee and I was stunned...It's amazing. I was worried about haybales on grass untill i saw a real life pic of it there LOL
haha in the winter Tennessee looks a little ugly with the brown/green grass but in the spring it looks amazing!
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