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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #250 on: December 31, 2011, 03:24:12 PM »
Um, just so you know, there's only one Subway station in town, you can't travel in it.
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #251 on: December 31, 2011, 03:29:21 PM »
Okay, I did some tech research and asked opinions and apparently .rar programs need a special code sketch thing to open them to make them work. Okay, I feel REALLY stupid now because every time I clicked on it and hit open it said something about using a special program to open it and not having what it needs to do this. *Facepalm* cant believe I missed this! Well since I don't have this program could you change the file to something other than an .rar? I've heard that .rar files are tricky and could possibly have viruses and my computer refuses to open it. Thanks! Or maybe direct me to where I could get the program to open it?

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #252 on: December 31, 2011, 03:33:43 PM »
Um, just so you know, there's only one Subway station in town, you can't travel in it.

Right.  It seemed a little strange at first and we debated and debated over whether to have one or not.  Finally decided we needed at least one so musicians could earn the big bucks playing in the subway but didn't want it to be a BP clone.  So only one.
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #253 on: December 31, 2011, 03:50:43 PM »
Using subways is a struggle for most of the players in BP, commuting is long and not efficient, so as Joria said, we decided we won't rely on that sort of transportation in UC, but playing for tips is without any doubt the best to do there, so there is one. If you really want more, it is easy to upgrade lots and add it anywhere, even in dynasties and challenges, buying lots allows you to edit them and add what you want.

Katluvr, I'm glad you like open air market! Original idea wasn't OK for CAW or for challenges LOL, I'll try to remodel it into it and share in Swap Shop eventually - adding a nectar (instead of a bar), general store and relic stand would make it even better, plus fresh harvestables instead of decorative items on food stand, and some other stuff.. I'm looking forward to purchase that property in my dynasty and upgrade it ;D
We did left several lots underdeveloped - so we can upgrade them in dynasties and in regular gameplay (like Zen garden, beach, even exclusive lounge has some rooms left). And some are just too perfect to be touched, like that amazing Pier or Central Park.

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #254 on: December 31, 2011, 03:53:20 PM »
Makes sense.  ;D

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #255 on: December 31, 2011, 03:59:47 PM »
Has anyone welcomed Cathair yet?  WELCOME TO OUR FORUM!  lol  Truly, we are happy to see you and hope you will enjoy yourself here.  There is a lot to see and do and everyone is very caring and friendly.

Ana I never liked the open air market.  "LIKE" would have been to mild a word.  I LOVE the market.  It was a unique idea and it's kind of sad that we couldn't have all the special things you originally had in it.  Looking forward to the original or expanded one in the Swap Shop!  I'm plannin on putting my huge museum in there one day as well.
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #256 on: December 31, 2011, 04:01:44 PM »
Welcome Cathair! I don't like anything about this world, to be completely honest. I love and adore everything about it.  ;D

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #257 on: December 31, 2011, 04:40:50 PM »
Welcome Cathair! I don't like anything about this world, to be completely honest. I love and adore everything about it.  ;D
Haha, you had me worried there for a second!  ;D
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #258 on: December 31, 2011, 06:01:57 PM »
Lol, I've been shamelessly advertising Union Cove everywhere on that forum now.  ;D

EDIT: Can someone go and bump that thread it's buried again and I had the last post so I don't want to be a double poster. :L http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/483763.page

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #259 on: December 31, 2011, 06:10:23 PM »
Lol, I've been shamelessly advertising Union Cove everywhere on that forum now.  ;D

EDIT: Can someone go and bump that thread it's buried again and I had the last post so I don't want to be a double poster. :L http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/483763.page
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #260 on: December 31, 2011, 06:13:06 PM »
just bumped it  ;D
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #261 on: December 31, 2011, 06:13:35 PM »
If you want me to...

It's okay now.  :) Just trying to keep that thread up for as long as I can.

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #262 on: December 31, 2011, 07:32:15 PM »
I tested my theory.

I had over 2000 patterns alone and I scaled that back to around 500. I removed any items that I rarely use and CAS is now running faster and things are loading faster too. I did some basic cleanup.

So it does help a lot.

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #263 on: December 31, 2011, 07:44:39 PM »
I'm sorry, I've been reading tons trying to find a step by step but I can't. I'm absolutely in love with this world. I've wanted a new world with everything from the expansions in one place and it's finally here!! I just don't know how to download and install it.... can someone please give me a quick step by step on how to do it? I have all of the expansion packs...
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #264 on: December 31, 2011, 07:49:51 PM »
Click on download here and install it just like you would anything from the swap shop.

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #265 on: December 31, 2011, 07:56:07 PM »
Welcome Jncathcart :)

Click here and another window will open with an article about UC and a direct download link - you should scroll down and click on words "Download now". Save it anywhere but easiest is to save it in MyDocuments/EA/Sims3/Downloads. Once it is saved, double click on that file, it should start the launcher and install it in game. And that is it ;D

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #266 on: December 31, 2011, 07:58:19 PM »
Ohhhh. Well don't I feel like a dork! Awhlie ago my computer was having trouble with my launcher, so my friend disabled it so I just went straight to the game, so it wasn't opening in my launcher to install. Thanks guys! =)

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #267 on: December 31, 2011, 08:41:43 PM »
So downloaded it, clicked on it, installed it via the launcher and when I entered my game and clicked start new game, it wasn't on the list to choose from for towns, any suggestions? =(

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #268 on: December 31, 2011, 10:45:52 PM »
Hi Just like to say been using Carl's guide since I got my Sim game and it is so great the new town I downloaded is great. I had to install it on launcher twice but great

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #269 on: January 01, 2012, 12:21:46 AM »
Oooooohhhh!!!!! I'm so excited for this world, that I HAVE to start a new family there! I always need to do a family-oriented family in a new neighborhood, to experience it in as lifelike a way as possible. But the challenges are starting soon, so I'll have to pause my new family to compete. I'll be so sad to have to pause them, since I'm so looking forward to their home and world! Looking through the starter houses, I was so torn between family cottage and the starter farm, so I had to try to combine them by putting family cottage on the big lot and trying to recreate the farm-style lot around it. I'm just giddy about their home! I only wish I could grab the house and drag it from the middle of the lot to one of the corners, like the starter farm had; the game put it smack in the middle of the lot lol!

Thanks so much for this world! Even though I've not been terribly active in the forum, the concept of a world for all the members of the forum makes me feel so included, as if when I play my family, they will be living in a neighborhood with all of you!

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #270 on: January 01, 2012, 12:53:49 AM »
Top Secret Team, would you be able to show us the board that no one other than you guys so we can have a good look at how much work was put in.
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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #271 on: January 01, 2012, 02:27:59 AM »
So downloaded it, clicked on it, installed it via the launcher and when I entered my game and clicked start new game, it wasn't on the list to choose from for towns, any suggestions? =(

I'm having the same problem. I can download it but it won't install. I have been searching this thread for any clues. Any suggestions?

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #272 on: January 01, 2012, 02:36:06 AM »
Do you have the latest patch? 1.29

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #273 on: January 01, 2012, 02:39:17 AM »
And what do you mean - can't install - it doesn't appear among installed content or it pop up the message and don't install it?

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Re: Union Cove - The Forum's World
« Reply #274 on: January 01, 2012, 04:54:16 AM »
Top Secret Team, would you be able to show us the board that no one other than you guys so we can have a good look at how much work was put in.

I'm sorry Gogo but that spot is still Top Secret.  *Singing, "We've only just begunnnnn"*.  There are some things that are ideas for possible future plans so we're keeping it Top Secret for now.  However, with permission from the team,  I can download a lot of early pics that won't give away all our secrets, but will give you guys an idea of how things progressed.  We've been taking screenies since day one.  The one that really blows my mind is the beginning of the pier.  Now that was a challenge and a half.  Once I get a concensus from the team I'll start posting some on the "Exploring Union Cove" thread.

On a different note, in doing research for SqueakyClean's computer we discovered that not only is her video set up inadequate, (it's a built in thing and they just don't work well), but mine is not good enough for my game either!  We had bought a new one and it was fine up until Generations came out.  With that expansion and then Pets, the video card became inadequate.  So playing UC is a challenge, but it IS doable.  If some of you have concerns, there are places to check for what would be a proper video card for anything after Generations.
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