Friday, March 12, 2010

March 12, 2010- CAW Pics :)

I've still got some work to do on the bridge, but it's coming along nicely. I still wish we were allowed to use the bridge that came with Riverview. I'm still working on the terrain as well, as you can see lol. I don't know what I'm going to do with the mountains, and I don't know if I should go ahead and paint the mainland as well since it's rather large and it'll be a pain to try and fight with the opacity settings again. Also, "x" marks the spot! Or more accurately..."x" marks the center of the map which will be the city. And the lake that I showed you was shaped like a crescent moon by accident, but now it'll be called Crescent Lake. I'm not laying down any official roads until I get the terrain situated.

This world will be landlocked with the exception of the one part that faces the ocean, and the little island that links to the other side of the world. I'm actually thinking about turning the mountains into hills maybe, so I can have my Crescent Hills. That, and I have no clue how to paint mountains that aren't snowy, lol. I can't seem to find good mountain textures. It's supposed to be kind of country-like anyway, so it would work....


  1. :) It's looking good already.
    It's hard to describe mountains. Most of ours are covered with trees. Some look like big rocks with just a few trees on them.
    With the insane weather we have had some have had rock slides. Picture loose rock down the side of the mountain covering half the road.

  2. Yikes. And thank you so much! I did some work right after posting that and added another bridge, so I might actually wind up making three bridges for this world. I also transformed the mountains into hills, so that made things a lot easier. Now I just have to make them fuller and less sharp, and the hills will be done with as far as sculpting goes. :)

  3. It looks great. I'm curious, if you don't mind, about how much time does it take to get to this point? I haven't played Sims 3 since CAW was introduced.

  4. It took me about two days to get to that point, in which I've spent about 2-4 hours on the world. I can't really stand to be in CAW too much, because I'm working with a large map (again) and plenty of mountainous terrain, making it..not really "slow", but not as fast as I wanted it to be. CAW is very fun though, when it's not being frustrating, and there's an up-for-grabs build template on the official forums. :)

  5. Well, it looks really REAL, which seems like it would be quite an accomplishment. It also seems like it would be overwhelming, starting from nothing with a large map and creating a world, so kudos to you!

  6. Lol, thank you! I try not to go for the cone-like mountains that I've seen on some other worlds unless I'm doing islands. I try to make things as realistic as possible, but also adding in the fantasy element not only to kind of give myself a break, but to remind myself that "it's just a game". I get so caught up in perfecting things that I drive myself nuts, lol.

    It was certainly overwhelming. I just stared blankly at the template for a bit, and I've actually tried to rework the large map 3 times not including New Haiven and the Untitled World I gave up on a bit ago. CAW is definitely trial and error. :)