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Featured upload! Setra, jewel of the sands

by Pyronium3 Posted 21st Feb 2012 at 7:11 AM - Updated 21st Feb 2013 at 9:17 AM by Pyronium3
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Many would think Egypt is a place of relics and ancient history, but these days you'll find that there's more than antiquity. A modern paradise has risen from the sands. With the use of state of the art technology and the funding of the richest Sims, Setra was founded. Among the ancient pyramids of old now lies a modern settlement, welcoming all who are drawn to its gleam.

---Launch trailer---
---Earlier trailer---







General

A large desert world, Setra combines the features of Late Night with the aspects of suburban life. Exotic and exciting, it should offer something for every simmer out there.
  • Map Size: Largest (2048x2048)
  • Map height: Highest
  • World type: City, like Bridgeport. This means different work times and no wildlife in the form of wild horses/deer/raccoons. You will still see unicorns and strays.
  • Spawn Points: All basegame spawners + expansion spawners (AMB, LN and PETS), except the World Adventures variants. I decided to keep their location-specific exclusivity.
  • Game requirements: World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations, Pets and game update 1.29 (from 12/14/11).










Installation instructions:

Thanks to Armiel and Simsample for this, I borrowed it from their threads.
  • Make a folder to any location you can easily find - desktop for example
  • Download all 9 files in this thread and save them to the folder you just created
  • Right click on the first file and select "Extract here..."
  • When prompted, browse the next file by finding the folder they are in and selecting the next file asked for
  • Repeat until all files are extracted
  • Copy the sims3pack you got and move it to your documents/Electronic arts/Sims 3/Downloads
  • There, double click on the file and let launcher complete the install process
  • Play and enjoy!

If extracting won't work, try renaming each file to 1,2,3... etc. If for some reason this doesn't work for you, or you're too lazy to go through this process (Don't lie!) you can also download it through the exchange.

Thanks

Thanks to everyone who helped me test the world.
Thanks to Twallan for this MasterController, DebugEnabler and Porter mods.
Thanks to kiwi_tea for his population tutorial here.
Thanks to Simsample and the other people in this thread for figuring out how to mark a world as a city.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

World Adventures Ambitions Late Night Generations Pets
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
SetrabyPyronium3.part01.rar 9.00 MB 58,378 21st Feb 2012
SetrabyPyronium3.part02.rar 9.00 MB 49,824 21st Feb 2012
SetrabyPyronium3.part03.rar 9.00 MB 46,960 21st Feb 2012
SetrabyPyronium3.part04.rar 9.00 MB 46,092 21st Feb 2012
SetrabyPyronium3.part05.rar 9.00 MB 47,639 21st Feb 2012
SetrabyPyronium3.part06.rar 9.00 MB 60,498 21st Feb 2012
SetrabyPyronium3.part07.rar 9.00 MB 48,459 21st Feb 2012
SetrabyPyronium3.part08.rar 9.00 MB 45,879 21st Feb 2012
SetrabyPyronium3.part09.rar 6.93 MB 43,089 21st Feb 2012
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


Need more help?

If you need more info, see:
 
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#2 Old 4th Feb 2012 at 5:23 PM Last edited by Pyronium3 : 21st Feb 2012 at 2:39 AM.

Tropica - 3br, 1ba

Quote:
Designed in such a way that relaxation is key, this terrific apartment is sure to please. With its 3 bedrooms and private balcony, it really is all you could look for in a town home.


Lot Zone: Residential apartment

Lot Size: 30x30

Furnished cost: ยง67584

Unfurnished cost: ยง9526
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#3 Old 4th Feb 2012 at 5:27 PM Last edited by Pyronium3 : 21st Feb 2012 at 2:40 AM.

Trusted Tenement - Studio, 1ba

Quote:
If you're just one step removed from being homeless, this is most likely where you'll be. Cramped, crowded and with a daily dose of noxious fumes.


Lot Zone: Residential apartment

Lot Size: 40x30

Furnished cost: ยง10018

Unfurnished cost: ยง1498
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#4 Old 4th Feb 2012 at 5:33 PM Last edited by Pyronium3 : 21st Feb 2012 at 2:40 AM.

Colonial Estate - 3br, 3ba

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This beautiful building has stood in this place for many years. In fact, it was one of the very first buildings constructed here; apart from the indigenous people's huts. It used to be part of an extensive farm, but those times are long gone. Regardless, this home is still a truly wonderful place, a hint of the olden days amongst the spiring towers of the modern age.


Lot Zone: Residential

Lot Size: 30x20

Furnished cost: ยง122862

Unfurnished cost: ยง74828
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#5 Old 4th Feb 2012 at 5:39 PM Last edited by Pyronium3 : 21st Feb 2012 at 2:40 AM.

Sultan's Spire - 4br, 3ba

Quote:
Just as old as the Art House, this magnificent building has seen many owners. Through the years it has been renovated many times, slowly moving away from its original look. Still, it remains a jewel to this day; a truly marvelous place to call home!


Lot Zone: Residential

Lot Size: 30x40

Furnished cost: ยง178443

Unfurnished cost: ยง120337
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#6 Old 4th Feb 2012 at 5:43 PM Last edited by Pyronium3 : 21st Feb 2012 at 2:40 AM.

Sovereign - 4br, 3ba

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Home of the esteemed Wanton family, this impressive structure is the envy of many. As a result of mister Wanton's reserved nature, no one can say for sure how it looks from the inside, but the exterior is without a doubt a joy to the eyes.


Lot Zone: Residential

Lot Size: 40x50

Furnished cost: ยง255191

Unfurnished cost: ยง165392
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#7 Old 4th Feb 2012 at 5:46 PM Last edited by Pyronium3 : 21st Feb 2012 at 2:41 AM.


Setra Art House

Quote:
Inspired by the oriental architecture, the colonists built this awe-inspiring building to host displays of the fascinating cultural items found throughout the deserts. Back in those days, only the wealthy nobility was able to visit. These days, however, everyone can!


Lot Zone: Community, art gallery

Lot Size: 64x64

Furnished cost: ยง367566

Unfurnished cost: ยง273537
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#8 Old 4th Feb 2012 at 5:52 PM Last edited by Pyronium3 : 21st Feb 2012 at 2:41 AM.

Alimah

Quote:
This historical building was set to be demolished due to structural failure. One entrepreneur saw its potential, however, and bought the place instead. It was fully renovated and converted into this trendy dance club. Bust out those moves!


Lot Zone: Community, dance club

Lot Size: 30x30

Furnished cost: ยง159023

Unfurnished cost: ยง125333
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#9 Old 4th Feb 2012 at 5:56 PM Last edited by Pyronium3 : 21st Feb 2012 at 2:41 AM.

The Wild Goose

Quote:
Finding this dance club isn't a wild goose chase, because it's one of the best-known clubs around town. Exciting, thrilling and fun; this is the place to be!


Lot Zone: Community, poolside club

Lot Size: 37x25

Furnished cost: ยง10788

Unfurnished cost: ยง1408
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#10 Old 4th Feb 2012 at 5:59 PM Last edited by Pyronium3 : 21st Feb 2012 at 2:41 AM.


Mary's Merry Moments

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Yes, the name is as corny as they come, but we have to admit: this establishments does offer quite some merry moments!


Lot Zone: Community, local watering hole

Lot Size: 20x37

Furnished cost: ยง76639

Unfurnished cost: ยง21443
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#11 Old 4th Feb 2012 at 6:02 PM Last edited by Pyronium3 : 21st Feb 2012 at 2:41 AM.


Swim & Soak Public Pool

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Swim & Soak Public Pool, for those who like to bathe in water which tons of other sims use too! If so many people use it, it probably can't hurt, right?


Lot Zone: Community, pool

Lot Size: 30x52

Furnished cost: ยง144044

Unfurnished cost: ยง126456
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#12 Old 4th Feb 2012 at 6:08 PM Last edited by Pyronium3 : 21st Feb 2012 at 2:47 AM.




Geoffrey Wanton
Part of the Wanton household, for which the description is:
Quote:
Geoffrey Wanton, the man responsible for most of what you see in this city today. A true visionary, he has, almost single-handedly, made a modern paradise out of nothing but sand. These days he spends more time at home, doing experiments and building gizmos. One such achievement is Dawn, a robot which he almost considers to be a daughter. Little does he know of what she's up to when she's out.


Age: Elder
Traits: Workaholic, Vehicle Enthusiast, Perfectionist, Handy, Eccentric
Career: Science
Celebrity: Yes
Family:A daughter and a robotic creation.
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#13 Old 4th Feb 2012 at 6:09 PM Last edited by Pyronium3 : 21st Feb 2012 at 2:45 AM.




Jevan Chase
Part of the Chase household, for which the description is:
Quote:
The Chase family is probably the most famous family in the city. Fame, however, does not guarantee everything is fine. Jevan loves being the center of attention, but he's been itching to expand his career into music. Layla might look like a model, but she is actually a rising athlete, something which their son, Jason, is very proud of. Will they reach their aspirations, or will the lights dim before the show has ended?


Age: Adult
Traits: Neurotic, Star Quality, Great Kisser, Virtuoso, Lucky
Career: Film
Celebrity: Yes
Family:A daughter, son, wife and 2 dogs.
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#14 Old 4th Feb 2012 at 6:11 PM Last edited by Pyronium3 : 21st Feb 2012 at 2:45 AM.




Amar Utbar
Part of the Utbar household, for which the description is:
Quote:
Amar is a broken man. He's been in Setra for decades, saw the fall of the old and the rise of the new. He has always been a sensitive person, and these days he's downright petrified of the world around him. The only comfort he has is the mysterious child Zavier. No one knows how the two are related, but Amar seems to take care of him as if he's his own. Can Amar's courage be restored?


Age: Elder
Traits: Insane, Loner, Childish, Coward, Green Thumb
Career: None
Celebrity: No
Family:A mysterious toddler who isn't related.
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#15 Old 4th Feb 2012 at 6:13 PM Last edited by Pyronium3 : 21st Feb 2012 at 2:44 AM.




Kate Klein
Part of the Klein household, for which the description is:
Quote:
Kate is a single mother, a job we all know isn't easy. She's been working as a line cook for some time now, but actually wants to do something else. Will she be able to switch jobs and thrive at a new profession, or should she keep her current job and make sure there is stability for her kids?


Age: Young Adult
Traits: Family-Oriented, Genius, Perfectionist, Coward, Ambitious
Career: Culinary
Celebrity: No
Family:2 daughters.
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#16 Old 4th Feb 2012 at 6:14 PM Last edited by Pyronium3 : 21st Feb 2012 at 2:43 AM.




Charice Mazaki
Part of the Mazaki household, for which the description is:
Quote:
Charice came to Setra to build a life of her own. Get the perfect job, the perfect home, and possibly the perfect partner. Will Setra be what she's dreamt of, or will her dreams turn into nightmares?


Age: Young Adult
Traits: Perfectionist, Party Animal, Eco-Friendly, Frugal, Artistic
Career: Business
Celebrity: No
Family:No
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#17 Old 21st Feb 2012 at 8:27 AM
It's in the spoiler marked "Custom Content" :P
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