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Norn 27th Nov 2017 9:46 PM

Northeney
 
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Just want to relax and let your mind wander? To enjoy freshly caught fish at the restaurant “Friday's”, which is known across the island’s borders? To rediscover your own creativity? Welcome to Northeney, here you can do all this!

For a long time Northeney had stood in the shadow of larger neighbor’s islands. But especially in the last few years this has proved to be a great advantage. While the others have turned into tourist ghettos, Northeney can offer (almost) untouched nature. Enjoy endless walks in the dunes, experience fantastic sunsets (weather permitting), have a barbecue at the beach.
However, please don’t forget to bring a rain jacket and warm socks - here on the island in the Northern hemisphere the weather can change quickly!
Please note also that large parts of the dunes are subject to nature conservancy protection. Please keep on designated trails. Camping is only allowed at official camp sites. Please take your litter with you and keep your dog on a leash at all times.

After two years of working on this world it’s finally ready for release. It started as a small vacation world but somehow grew into a full world.
Northeney is a bit of a mixture of locations. In our world it would probably be located in the South-Western part of the Baltic Sea. Inspirational pictures below are from Hiddensee and the Zingst peninsula. But then, I took a lot of liberties with style and landscaping so it’s not a “real” place anymore. It’s not intended to be a recognisable place.


Things to note about Northeney:
  • It’s a roadless world. It may take some time until the sims have reached their destination. Also, this comes with some restrictions (see below).
  • The world contains most career rabbitholes (with the help of rabbithole rugs, see below).
  • The lighthouse is working - but the effect is only visible if you are on the lot or very close by.
  • The world comes with custom lighting/weather. So if you have a global lighting mod you might want to take it out to see how the island is meant to look.
  • A save is included in the download (see more details below). It will add population and fix some things that cannot be done in CAW. Even if you don't intend to play with the included population I recommend starting any new game in Northeney by the provided save.

Requirements
Required Expansions: World Adventures, Late Night, Ambitions, Pets, Seasons, Generations, Showtime, Supernatural, University Life, Isla Paradiso, Into the Future
No store content, no Stuff Packs required
Built on patch level: 1.67.2.024

Required cc:
- Jynx’ rabbithole rugs (pets fixed) for stadium, business and journalism, hospital, spa, town hall, science, movie theater, bookstore, grocery from here: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=552847, post #6, you only need the basegame ones
- Misty’s rabbithole rugs for bistro , equestrian centre (both Naughty Sims Asylum, reqistration required) and resort (simsl3gacies, it's called Island Paradise Rabbit Hole Rug)



Overview



The island is roughly divided in to three parts - the town, the village and the remainder In the town you’ll find most rabbitholes and residentals. It’s the cultural center of the island and offers plenty of activities.



The village consists mostly of former farm houses or houses for the farm workers. They have been turned into family homes, often with stables. Orchards and pastures are close.


Large parts of the island are dunes though, inviting long walks at the beach or exploring the area on horseback. Fishing is possible almost everywhere.



List of Residental lots
All residental lots are fully usable and ready to play. To keep object count low, only some are fully decorated, some of them come with basic furniture only. All are CaSt'ed in the style of the world. Quite a few of them offer enough space to expand housing. Some lots are rather tiny though

List of Community lots

Playing in a roadless world
Our lovely little island is happy to welcome visitors and new residents. Please be advised that in order to maintain our quaint and quiet way of life, there are no vehicles permitted in Northeney - no cars, no bikes, no scooters, no brooms, no buses, no taxis, no limos, no trucks, and no carpool.
  • We do not offer pizza delivery or maid service.
  • Our last repair technician has moved off island, so please check out a DIY book.
  • We welcome children, and they walk to our excellent school. We love them so much that we don't send them to boarding school.
  • We do not enforce our teen curfew.
  • There are no child adoption services on the island.
  • Though the main land reports the occasional alien encounter, our skies are free of UFOs, though you may meet a green resident or visitor out and about town.
  • We are happy to provide mail service and daily newspaper delivery.
A butler service will be available.

Thanks and credits
Huge thanks to Crowkeeper, willky12 and attuned, whose constant support and practical help made this world possible. Also to SimmyRN, mammut, maramaja06, ktarsims and Don Babilon for testing and advice.

Jynx and Misty for their Rabbithole Replacements
HP and Awesims for their fabulous textures
willky12: all dive lots and decoration of the flower shop
Crowkeeper: Beach, Beach bar and beach souvenir shop, interiour design boathouse residental
attuned for interiour design and name of Come Clean lot
willky12, Crowkeeper, Roocheysims, Titosims, AcquireSimoleons for population
Brntwaffles for their lighting mods which I used as base for the custom lighting for this world


Known Issues
  • The names of the rabbitholes don't survive CAW export. If you don't use the provided save you will have to rename them yourself.
  • The game likes to respawn the trash can in the resort in front of the entrance stairs no matter where I place it. Better to move it someplace else to avoid potential (but not very likely) routing issues (fixed in savegame).
  • If you don't use the provided save, please note that in some fresh games the Seaport lot and the Black Gull lot are not accessible due to the way the lots are built. This does not happen in every fresh game. But if it does, enter build mode on these lots and set the front of the lot again. This should resolve the issue for this save. If you start a fresh game in this world, you might have to do it again.
  • Please note that plattform and slide into the ocean in the Old Boathouse Pool are decorative only. Sims cannot use it, nor can they climb onto that plattform. If you try to make them, they will show the weirdest routing and eventually get stuck. You will have to manually reset them in this case.
  • Wild horses tend to get stuck in the town. I recommend to play without this option. I also recommend to use NRAAS Overwatch to tidy up some other EA bugs.
  • There are different versions of the Bistro and Equestrian Centre Rabbithole rugs floating around. So in case they are missing in Northeney please manually replace them with the version you have installed. Please don't use two different versions of the same RH rug at the same time, I'm not sure if this wouldn't cause conflicts. The Equestrian RH rug should be located at the Bytzel-Anger (the big lot with the horse training course), the Bistro RH rug is supposed to be at the Harbour Master's Office.
  • The names for the seasonal festival days at the festival lot don't seem to survive caw export. So if you have only generic names for them feel free to apply whatever names you want for them (fixed in savegame).
  • You will need to reset/replace the ITF-Elevator at the Institute for Science or your sims won't be able to use it. This is an EA bug.


Norn 26th Nov 2017 10:42 PM

Community lots
 
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The Art Barn



A small community center focused on creativity and art classes. And gossip.

Lot type: Community, Small Park
Lot Size: 25x20
Price (furnished): 42.428



Resort Windjammer



"The decoration is a little tired in places, but the owners are welcoming, the rooms are clean, the bed was comfortable and the food was ample and good." Brad, Aug. 7th

Lot type: Community, Resort
Lot Size: 40x50
Price (furnished): 304.866



The Black Gull



Once a fishing port, now there are mostly pleasure crafts moored. The small shacks of the fishers evolved to the Black Gull - famous for it's onion rings.

Lot type: Community, Dive Bar
Lot Size: 50x60
Price (furnished): 148.592



Southern Beach



This beach can be properly used for splashing in the ocean.

Lot type: Community, Beach
Lot Size: 60x54
Price (furnished): 53.959
Built by Crowkeeper.



The Institute of Science



This lighthouse has seen a lot. Since the Institute for Science moved in it has seen a lot more…

Lot type: Community, No Visitors Allowed
Lot Size: 30x30
Price (furnished): 122.657

Norn 26th Nov 2017 10:46 PM

Residental lots
 
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Hillside House



Familyfriendly home with a beautiful view and a small garden. (3 br, 2 ba, crib, sleeps 4)
Lot Size: 25x15
Price (furnished): 37.755


Eerkjes Farm



Spacious former farmhouse with a garden, stables and lots of room for expansion. (3 br, 2 ba, crib, 2 stables, sleeps 4+)
Lot Size: 40x40
Price (furnished): 76.632


Hill House



There are lots of rumours about the lady who lived here for a long time. (1 br, 1 ba, sleeps 2)
Lot Size: 20x20
Price (furnished): 58.737


Norn 26th Nov 2017 10:52 PM

Residents
 
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Meet some of the residents you will get with the savegame

The Von Eulenburgs (created by willky12):


The Jansens (created by titosims):


Wulf Schlopp (created by willky12):


The Aydogdus (created by willky12):


Anton Buchholz (created by willky12):


The Schwarzeneggers (created by willky12):


Mareike Scholl (created by willky12):


And the star of the island, Fritz (and the Spahns) (created by willky12):

LeeAlee 27th Nov 2017 10:33 PM

I've been looking forward to the release of Northeney so much, and it's really here! I'm going to need to tell my family to get on without much input from me because I'll be busy (after I finish cleaning the oven, etc.). This is such a beautiful world, with oodles of atmosphere and I'm looking forward to meeting all of the households in town. Thank you so much for creating and sharing! *Trying not to squee but it's not easy.

GrijzePilion 27th Nov 2017 10:48 PM

Well, looks like I'll have to come up with an excuse to visit this wonderful island soon. Maybe I'll even do it in my let's play. Thanks!

desiree101 27th Nov 2017 11:23 PM

I love this world so much! And the buildings are great, especially the light house 🖤Thank you!

willky12 27th Nov 2017 11:34 PM

Thank you for this amazingly beautiful, and totally playable world. The atmosphere is wonderful, the lighting, weather and the attention to detail in every single lot is something rarely seen. This sort of attention normally comes with a price to pay, but not so with this world. It's everything you could hope for. Thank you Norn!

Crowkeeper 28th Nov 2017 12:12 AM

This world is so amazing that it is very hard to put into words. It has both vital parts which make a world perfect - playability and visual attractiveness. The terrain painting is really a feast for the eyes and the weather makes an amazing atmosphere. It has been an honour to watch your progress and I hope to see many more projects from you now

tangie0906 28th Nov 2017 12:24 AM

This looks absolutely wonderful and I can see a lot of loving detail in everything; the world, the lots, the sims. Congratulations on finishing it and thank you for sharing it!

Hellfrozeover 28th Nov 2017 12:25 AM

It looks amazing Thank you so much for sharing it!

sirrena 28th Nov 2017 1:04 AM

It looks absolutely stunning!Honestly thank you so much for sharing it!!You did a fantastic job!Love it!

Honeywell 28th Nov 2017 1:10 AM

Amazing! Truly special, thank you for sharing it with everyone.

thjap 28th Nov 2017 2:35 AM

Very nice world. It looks so perfectly made and peacefull. Congrats.

Butterbot 28th Nov 2017 2:44 AM

@Norn

Wow This is brilliant! It even has dive lots and doesn't need tons of CC.

I'd love to start a game in this world; does it play well without Late Night? I'm happy to work around the professional bars by replacing them with something else, but would not want a major landmark to go missing or for things to look very different from what you envisioned.

Thanks for sharing this!

SimmyRN 28th Nov 2017 3:24 AM

What a wonderful job, Norn! I'm so thrilled to see this stunning world released - and a well-deserved picked upload, too. I'm honored to have made a small contribution to it. Thanks so much for making it CC free (except for the rabbit hole rugs) and for the save game! Great job, everyone!

attuned 28th Nov 2017 3:44 AM

This world is beautiful and amazing and unlike any other I have seen. It is not just a pretty face though, it is a joy to play with. Thank you!

daisylee 28th Nov 2017 8:29 AM

YAY! I am so excited to see this in the game.

Floraflora2 28th Nov 2017 8:45 AM

As beautiful as a painting. I admire creators so much who are so amazing in terraforming, landscaping and terrain-painting, like it is presented in this world. Even the map view is beautiful. My favorite maybe is how the town is arranged on three levels of height, it's unique. Thank you for still creating a custom world for Sims 3 players, and keeping Sims 3 alive and exciting.

bunyip 28th Nov 2017 12:50 PM

oh YAY! I've been waiting for this since I first saw the posts on your site. It reminds me so much of my Nantucket rambles. I can't wait to get the chance to go exploring! It looks amazing - thank you!

Johnny_Bravo 28th Nov 2017 5:49 PM

The landscape really brings me back to the times I've visited the islands IRL

Collector 28th Nov 2017 6:23 PM

Looks like somewhere I definitely need to explore

Thanks

RedMallie 28th Nov 2017 6:58 PM

This is a beautiful world!!! Thank you so much for sharing it!

barbarat 28th Nov 2017 7:34 PM

This is absolutely fantastic. The building design and layout is wonderful. And the terrain paints are awesome. I generally do not play with save files but I sure will this time around. Thank you so much for all your hard work and sharing it with everyone.

cbryant911 28th Nov 2017 10:26 PM

Thanks for the creation I'm always looking for something new for my game.


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