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The Sims 3: Union Cove (Seasons Update)

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There are two versions of Union Cove available for Download. The older of the two (V2) requires the Pets Expansion Pack, while the new version corrects this issue and does not require any specific Expansions. The new World is updated to include content from The Sims 3 Supernatural and The Sims 3 Seasons Expansion Packs.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Carl's Sims 3 Forum Top Secret Team proudly present to you, Union Cove:

Union Cove is a free Sims 3 world that is detailed and fully featured. Download this new town exclusively from Carl's Sims 3 Guide

"When a team of explorers discovered Union Cove, they knew it wasn't an ordinary place. Its beauty and mysteries attracted Sims from all the world, who live in peace and harmony through a set of laws, known as "The Rules". Considered home by many Sims, Union Cove is fully developed technologically and beyond, offering anything a citizen may need. The spirit of justice and friendship brought by the pioneers made this beautiful land the most attractive place to live in, while it's mysteries are still unsolved. Can one unveil all there is behind Union Cove?"

Discover a new Sims 3 WorldTechnical Details:
World name: Union Cove
Map size: Huge (2046x2046)
World type: Suburban
Content from the following Sims 3 Expansion and Stuff Packs were used:
- World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations, Pets, Showtime;
- HighEnd Loft, Fast Lane, Outdoor Living and Town Life;
- No Store content, no Custom content.

- Residential lots: 101
- Empty/inhabited lots: 47
- Community lots: 47
(Includes all lot types from Base game, Ambitions, Late Night and Pets)

Number of Habitants: 116 Sims and 25 Pets
Number of Households: 56
Total lot value: $7.438.698

Additional info:
- Contains EA-like balanced spawners;
- All brand-new community lots, created from scratch and never seen before;
- Uses residential lots and sims created by forum members, with permissions.
- With provided saved file, it is playable even with just base game. WA trees and objects are heavily used in landscape so world will look significantly different but all the lots and features will still be there.
- World was built on an average PC, 2.4GHz Intel Core2 Duo, 2GB RAM. It should be playable on the average PC.

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Background Story

Before the start of TS3's story, shortly before the first simoid robot (SimBot) was invented. For references, Bella and Mortimer were to be born 4 years later.
Space:In the conference room of a science institute.

Brilliant Sims from all around the world gather to discuss what to do next, seeking technological advancement. During the main event, there's some sort of confusion at the lobby. Out of the mess, a man who calls himself Carl grabs the microphone and claims to have found a map to a secret island, not before known to Sims. He requests help to explore the mysteries of that island, filled with ambition and dreams.

--The Sail--
Time: The day after.
Space: The Royal Port, next to a fancy anchored ship.

A team of explorers is assembled. The brave Angela Buznik was the quartermaster, for her known experience. Adventure-seeking Panther Character and runaways Declan and Eliza Jade were the ABS and gunners. Carl, with his map, was the sailing master. Hansum Lee was the medic. They boarded the big blue-flagged ship, The Cobalt Cruiser, where they met the captain Steven Brustle and his wife, first-mate Nicole.

Once everything was packed and ready, the ship set sail to Carl's directions. The travel was easy, if not for some bad weather now and then. After some days, a strange formation appeared at the sky and a person came out of it, falling into water. Hansum Lee rushed to save the Sim, Mye Thyme, the newest member of the crew, a nice cook, and crucial to the success of the exploration.

Five years and many desert islands later, the team found what seemed to be the mysterious island they had sought for so long at night. They decided to wait until morning, to be safe, but during the night a violent thunderstorm struck and drove the ship to the shores, breaking it. All the crew survived, but they were stuck on the "island", which they later discovered to be a cove, part of a much bigger land.

--The Cove--
Time: A week after crashing in the cove.
Space: At the nicely improvised camp, in a forest clearing.

The team groups up to once more go exploring the island. So far they've found a waterfall, some ruins and a mysterious location across the river that seems to be an ancient nest of some kind. That day, they found yet another mystery, some sort of hidden passageway that lead to a small clearing, with some rocks, drawings on the floor and a weird tree. Upon touching the tree, Carl felt a pulse. Back at the mainland, the pulse reached Pam, and old friend of Carl's who was worried about his travel. She could hear his voice clearly say "We did it! Come find us!", and knew what to do.

--The Dreamweaver--
Time: Two days after.
Space: Back at the port, next to an enormous ship.

Captain Pam and her husband had their own ship, The Dreamweaver, but didn't have a crew. They found quite a lot people who were willing to help, including gunner Damon Farrier, known for his precise shooting, second-mate James Douglas, cook Hebe Smith, steward Thea Voice, lieutenant Elvis P., boatswain Dave Maroon and his wife Dr. Tara James. The ship was also filled by other sailors, friends and families of those onboard.

The travel was exciting and calm at the same time. They all arrived safely at the cove three years later. It was clear that the small camp wouldn't be enough to hold all those people. After some woodcutting and territorial settlements, the urbanization had started, and there were building sites everywhere. Moira Dernier-O'Connell, owner of "Modern-o'Co", was hired for being one of the most brilliant architectures. Among the people who financed everything, the biggest contributors were the Brustle family, Panther Character and Mye Thyme.

--Discoveries and Population--
Time: Five years before the start of TS3's story.
Space: In the island's science laboratory, next to the mysterious basin.

Having a base just by the tree's area, the scientists' discoveries were many. The magical tree was a source of knowledge and energy, and it's mysterious substance made it possible for SimBots to be invented, along with teleportation pads and time machines. They had changed the world as they knew it in a blink. Some scientists still study the ruins and the dragon nest, hoping for even more discoveries.

Throughout the next five years, the island attracted many sims worldwide. It was clear that it would be the most important city in the world for many generations, and everyone wanted to be a part of it. Seeing how sims from all the globe were responsible for building that new town, it was named Union Cove.

It includes Sims from known legacies and dynasties, and contest-winning houses, all with permissions from their creators. Come enjoy this beautiful place we created, as it is also your home, for Union Cove is a world dedicated to Carl's Sims 3 Forum's people. Consider it a Christmas present from the Top Secret Team to you. ;)

Naga for the initiative, several ideas about the world, it's landscape, features and functionality, and for a story behind it.
Carl for taking the initiative further, additional ideas and selfless support in everything and all the time!
Metro for being available, ready to answer all the questions and support us during the whole process. Special thanks for letting us play Official Immortal Dynasties in this world!
Pam for watching over us and supporting us whenever needed. And for the Dreamweavers!
Anushka for building the world in CAW, developing the ideas and finding solutions for them, and being a part of building team.
Joria, Ausette, Danefaith and Samoht who build this world, for being greatest team ever.
Samoht and Lilygirl for organizing contests in themes to fill in this world with unique buildings.
Moderators for their support and encouragement, and for agreeing to try and build their own dream mansions. Special thanks to Leto who was supporting and developing the idea from the start, and Ratchie and Schipperke for being active members of the team. Thanks to Saltypaws, MtGlady, Hosfac and Ariagirl too, for building their lots and sharing their Sims.
Finally, thanks to Lynley, Agneza, Katluvr, Zapkid, Caliban, Legendary Plunder, Twinmom, Gheez, Kiko, Gogowars, Micler, Chuckles, Dellena, Choccolatee, Sydney, SasySimmer, KJSinclair, Ballerina4life, Dimmy, MoonsAreBlue,WickedSimmer, Enchanted, TallStar and Seabody and Sportsfan for building and sharing fantastic lots with us.
And thanks to Alexandria, Esther, Juxtaposition, JeanaMarie, xFezIsAFreakx, SqueakyClean, kattiq, CSquared, Pallyndrome,MoonShadow, CreativeCrayolla, Summers and Flootiebeauty for sharing their households.

UC, like all populated worlds, is inhabited by Sims thanks to mods for world builders created by twallan. This is to save them in the world and doesn't install any mod on your machine. You can learn how this is done at the Sims Wiki: Populating CAW Worlds.

"In the name of The Top Secret Team and the community, I'd like to thank Carl Ratcliff for creating this forum and writing the awesome guide as we know it, Pam Marsden for being the strong foundation that holds this forum so greatly and being so helpful, and Tom Schlueter (aka Metropolis Man) for the great challenges and being such a nice sport." - Naga

Happy holidays, everyone! 8)

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Comments (130)

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Smallz says...
I am pretty new to this, haven't played the Sims in about 10 years. Recently Sims 3, Hidden Springs, Late Night, and University Life have found their way into my life again. I have a brand new MacBook Pro and I stumble onto your site when I was searching for answers. I would like to download your town, but I don't know if it would work for me due to not having all the expansion packs and such. I also have been experiencing tech issues such as : Game Freezing at random moments and I have to completely shut down and start this a normal issue or is it something that I can prevent?

So, my main questions: How can I download your town and will it work and how can I access it once I download it and why does my game keep freezing at random moments?

Thanks for any and all help.
18th June 2013 4:56pm
Me says...
I only have generations and seasons ep. Will union cove still be OK for me to use?
You should be able to.  Just remember to download both Union Cove and the save file.  You'll need to use the save file to avoid any crashing.
11th June 2013 3:03am
Nicola says...
I have all expansions yet UC won't load for me :( It doesn't crash but doesn't load the neighbourhood. I've tried with and without the save file. Any other solutions? Thanks!
Have you made sure your PC has all the right specs for it? Also - have you tried lowering your settings?
19th June 2013 5:58pm
Nicola says...
It's a brand new PC and the spec is lowest it can go.
Have you tried doing it in a factory reset folder? The way to do this is to rename your Sims 3 folder under Documents > Electronic Arts. Then redownload Union Cove into this Sims 3 folder without any store content, CC or mods to see if it will load then.
21st June 2013 4:52am
vikumi says...
hey, I was wondering, how do you add households into world (when you create one), so they would always appear when staring a new world?
This requires mods to do.  There is more information about this on our forum.
20th June 2013 8:58am
Confused says...
I'm a new member as of earlier today. I want to start by saying, "I love your site and thanks for the worlds". Now, to business (lol). Maybe, I'm just really sloooowwww... but I can't get this to work for the life of me. I downloaded both the V3 and the save file. Extracted unioncovesave to the
Saves file. And tried extracting the UnionCoveSeasons to downloads. Big NO-GO! I keep getting a note to insert last Multi-something (???) disc. Then, it says that the extract wizard cannot complete extraction. What am I doing wrong? I even tried to download file by not clicking the save action button and click the open button. Still no luck--I'm lost! Please help...
21st June 2013 8:31pm
Mezurashii says...
I've you use the V3 you don't need the save file. But for v3 you do need all expansion packs. To install v3 just extract it to your desktop. Then double click the extracted file. It should then download and install itself in the game launcher. DON'T extract it to downloads!!
2nd July 2013 5:29pm
James Sarkar says...
will this be updated with Island Paradise? Hopefully so :)
We hope to have it that way but there is no way to tell when that update will happen.
25th June 2013 11:55am
ed says...
will you be making a world including the island paradise?
At this moment we cannot give a negative or positive response about this.

The gurus said that diving spots wouldn't be allowed in other worlds due to the depth of the sea and while there are some places where you can place diving spots using a trick found on the main forums, there are some glitches associated with it.
30th June 2013 11:38am
Lorenzo says...
How easy is it to add new lots to this neighborhood? When I play on existing neighborhoods I often find that I can add only a few large lots (40x40 or bigger), and sometimes very few, even though there is a lot of free terrain around, because the game tells me that it "can't place a lot on unroutable terrain".
It all depends on what you're trying to add. This world already has lots for every venue type leading up to Seasons. There are also some buildings that can be changed or deleted.
2nd July 2013 7:25am
KL says...
I Love UC and miss it very much while playing IP, but i do love to do my own thing, so i have added Many lots of different sizes all over UC. My fairy's live off the trail behind the military post, I have a lil witch lot back in the rocks. a campground back behind the golf course, I have added lots all over. and lot size depends on where you want to put them, but i have added many different sizes as well.
12th July 2013 5:29am
jigmen says...
will there be an island paradise update? loving this world so far!!!! :D
We are hopeful that it will be possible in the future but there is no guarantee at this time.
2nd July 2013 11:16pm
KL says...
Crossing my Fingers, I do love UC.. I have saved all my lot changes in hopes, CAW frustrates me and i guess i have gotten used to UC, a few islands a few dive spots, beaches & ports and i would be in simmy heaven.
12th July 2013 5:36am
Danny says...
Would you make a smaller version? I really like this world, but this map is too big for my computer, it keeps lagging.
3rd July 2013 1:17pm
Justin O'Brien says...
Is there a list of the sims & townies and their age?
Yes. You can find it on the forum under Towns and Townies. It will be reupdated soon for the latest version that is missing a few of the original Sims.
8th July 2013 1:20am
hi says...
I recently downloaded IP, and i want to play in this world. Am able to play in this world even with IP?
You can play in this world without IP as it's not yet updated for that yet.  There are several versions. If you have all of the expansions and stuff packs, Version 3 is the one for you.
11th July 2013 6:59pm
holly says...
um I would like to download this world, but I don't have all the expansions. the only ones I have are generations and supernatural. do I need to have all the expansions or can I get by with what I have. also what is the MB size?
You will probably need to choose one of the older versions and remember to use the save option but you should be able to use it.
14th July 2013 5:30pm
holly says...
when I go to download it is there options? also is it safe for my computer .
one more thing I intend to get several more expansions. are all versions the same?
If you don't have all the expansions, you need to use a very specific version and the save file. Please read the directions carefully to determine which one meets what you have. 

We wouldn't have posted Union Cove if it wasn't safe. Just make sure that your computer is within the minimum specs for it.
15th July 2013 5:05pm
holly says...
its a shame , I cannot download this world because it has a zip file.
I have a brand new dell that I got for xmas 500g 1 tera bite of memory . not the problem. the problem is my dad made himself admin so I can no longer use my 7zip that I had. even with admin permission. ive tried uninstalling it and reloading another or different zip but that wont work either. and I doubt you have a version that doesn't have a zip file with it . which sucks for me. oh well. (have no problem with getting suff from the sims 3 site). any ideas?
Sims 3 site uses sims3packs.   We had to use a zip file due to the size of the file. It's massive. Have you tried just extracting it? I use Windows 7 and I don't need a program to extract anything.
16th July 2013 12:30pm
Krissy says...
I've been having issues in play mode. After I start playing it doesn't take long before it crashes and I get the notification "The Sims 3 has Stopped Working"

Can anyone help me with this issue?
Does it happen while you are trying to save? Have you tried clearing caches and lowering your settings? Is it every file or just the same one?
17th June 2013 5:51pm
Lisa R says...
I'm just wondering if there is any reason that this world isn't available on the exchange site?


24th March 2013 1:38pm
Nuria says...
Will this work on a mac? It says that it should run on the average PC, but the only ones I have are my brother's and a crappy netbook. My gaming computer is a macbook pro. I don't want to have to buy another computer, but this seems so awesome!
5th March 2013 9:08pm
Impakt says...
I dl'd and installed this world but it isn't showing up in game
24th March 2013 6:01pm
Carlthebest says...
Carl I need your help. I cant find the save file inside the game. I unzip the downloaded save file and put it inside the saves folder in Documents>Electronic Arts>The Sims 3>Saves and the FOLDER I put was 'Union Cave Seasons .sims3' And Renamed it as 'Union Cove Seasons.sims3' But still cant find the save file. I only have Late Night, Generations, Showtime, and Seasons. Thanks Carl and the team :))
27th March 2013 1:00am
Angel says...
Cool World.. What about Seasons?
1st April 2013 12:38am
Karen says...
Is this MAC compatible??
Yes, it should be. Whether it works or not is largely determined by your system stats. You need plenty of RAM for UC to play well.
7th April 2013 8:54pm
DanSinge says...
Hey guys, this is my first comment ever here. I just wanted to say another massive congratulations. I downloaded UC yesterday, expecting to be massively underwhelmed and now I feel stupid to have doubted it's quality at all. The worst part about playing it is all down to my computer, it's just scraping the minimum requirements so I can't appreciate it fully but I will say for anyone who hasn't downloaded but is considering it, you can really tell good quality CC when you can play on the lowest graphical settings and it still looks tremendous.

I am excited for any community projects in the future.

13th April 2013 6:49am
Ames says...
I downloaded and started playing Union Cove yesterday and just wanted to say how awesome it is. I've been a visitor to this site for years and its really cool seeing Carl and Pam! I'm also loving NormaJean and Charlie Sheen, The layout is great, the amount of starter homes is brilliant and it's just an all round well designed city. Much more fun than any of the worlds that come with the games.
Nice one guys :)
14th April 2013 5:21am
Katelyn says...
I only have Seasons and none of the stuff packs. Will it work for me? Just making sure. Thanks!
15th April 2013 3:34pm
Delon says...
I have: Base Game, WA, AMB, LN. I am going to get GEN, Town Life Stuff and PETS next month. I'll get Seasons and University Life at a later point in time- possibly not soon. Will I be ale to run Union Cove with this combo? I really want a nice town to play in that is well populated too.
24th April 2013 10:30am
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