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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 (122)

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AliceHyde says...
Would you make a Supernatural "update"?
Like creating/updating lots....
10th September 2012 5:49pm
samoht04 says...
Union Cove will be updated for Supernatural and Seasons.
24th November 2012 4:43pm
SimQuestions says...
And What about updates for the rest of them?!
What do you mean?
12th July 2013 10:42pm
Niamh says...
I think SimQuestions means all the other expansion packs. Will UC be updated for the rest of the EP's like Island Paradise and Into the Future?
30th December 2013 6:28am
Urbanliner says...
I personally like to have a version that excludes some expansion pack. Also, is it possible to make a optional version of UC with University buildings?
31st December 2013 12:17am
Flyians says...
Just build them into your own world, pretty simple in Edit Town.
8th February 2014 11:44am
AliceHyde says...
BTW, I just installed it and when playing it makes the "click" sound all time... it's annoying! (I had the world before and no issues... no idea why is not working well now)
13th September 2012 8:16am
Meredith says...
Will this world work on my mac?
Sure should.
28th September 2012 4:48am
Admirer says...
I'll be playing on this from now on, however I'll probably have to switch quite a few residential lots to community lots from "recently" released expansions. On the plus side there are 101 residents to pick from. If you plan on making any more worlds, please include a list of lot sizes. For example 64*64 lots - 10. Last time I used CAW I'm pretty sure I came across a function like that. Anyways, onto the download!!!
30th September 2012 1:16pm
Eric Hull says...
Thought you might like to know that installing Union Cove also installs a Sims 3 Store item that I have not purchased (shows it as cc though.) It is the Thermal Sanitarium hot tub from the Future Shock Living set.
11th October 2012 12:28am
Gareth says...
mine sais im missing a certain product.what is that product?
14th October 2012 5:45am
tabby kat says...
because you probally dont have season. (i dont either but i am gonna give it a shot)
16th March 2013 6:08pm
Jason Dayspring says...
OH MY GOD! Thank you sooooooo much! I was looking through your forum trying to find instructions, (or the proper place to ask) on how to update one of the prebuilt towns with the content from all the expansions, or if someone knew of a town that had all the features from everything except Supernatural. (I have Supernatural, but I want to play in a "realistic" world, not a fantasy one, so have most of the features disabled.) I ran across a link to this.

It is PERFECT! It's far better than anything I was hoping for. (And before I started looking, I had had no idea how much work it would have been to update any of the prebuilt towns.)

Thank you!
You definitely want to look into Sunset Valley 6.0 on our forum. One of the Team UC members, Naga, regularly updates SV to have the latest content from all expansions.
23rd October 2012 4:03am
Makibird says...
Now I've had a chance to play it, I'd like to say that this world is amazing! It's clear how much time and effort has gone into this and boy has it paid off. Thank you so much!
27th October 2012 11:40pm
Carlos G. says...
This world looks absolutely fantastic; however, I've got a few problems: you go to a store with a shopkeeper and a menu pops up not showing any items - i.e you can't buy anything.. btw, I've got all expansions installed, if that's important.
But anyway, you guys did a great job with this world !
2nd November 2012 5:41am
Kaung Linn Thaw says...
Can it work on normal sims 3?
I believe it really needs World Adventures to truly shine - you should be able to try with the save file, but the plant diversity would be cut down dramatically and will affect the look.
12th November 2012 4:53pm
Kentokae says...
Will this world be updated for supernatural and season? Also there are no junk yards to dive into for inventors.
13th November 2012 10:53am
Carol says...
Hello, I have the Sim's 3 seasons..and when it rains umbrella for my Sims..Please could I have some Sim gets soaking wet..
If I recall, umbrellas and sun parasols are under outdoors > outdoor activities in Buy mode sort by room.
13th November 2012 11:28pm
Sim-addicted says...
Hi Carl.

Can you guys make a big city world of the same size? Like a downtown area and then neighborhoods and suburbs, and has all types of things to do?

If not, do you all know of any that I can download? I checked on the exchange and there aren't really any...
They take an incredible amount of work if the world is to have all original buildings and a population. UC was built over 6 months or so, with a team of people. I'm sorry to have to say that we won't be able to fill a request like that any time soon, if ever. 
17th November 2012 8:50pm
Ausette says...
Hi Sim-addicted, have you checked the world index on the official forum? You can find it here:

There's lots of beautiful cities there. My personal favourite is Los Aniegos by Coasterboi. :)
21st November 2012 1:47am
stev0 says...
The World looks great but everytime I move in a sim to an empty lot the mailbox and trash can are black and within a minute 'The Sims 3 has stopped working' pops up. I have tried uninstalling and re installing but that hasn't had an affect. I have all EPs except supernatural so thats not the issue. Any ideas?

Have you set detail lots down in the game's graphics options? Also how much memory does your machine have.. It sounds like the objects in UC overwhelm your system :(
19th November 2012 3:32pm
Judi says...
I downloaded Union Cove and love everything about it. Only question I have is about the festivals from Seasons. Is there a way to get the festivals to work?

Thank you so much for all the hard work.
You need to go to Edit town from the menu, delete something or find an empty lot and place one of the festival lots. We'll eventually have UC updated with its own festival lot.
19th November 2012 5:39pm
Hysamacc says...
Haven't had a chance to move Sims in yet but I was looking through the town and it looks great! I love all the different types of houses in one world! (Ranches, beach houses, apartments, etc.)

I just wanted to make a suggestion, during the next update could your team please add the bedroom/bathroom count to the house names?
Some have it in the name, others in the description, and some don't have it at all :( It just makes it so much easier to find my Sims the prefect sized home
20th November 2012 4:27pm
Byron says...
hello sir can you help me how to install this world? i am really confuest. where will i put the CC file?
You can open the zip and put the contents into your Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Downloads folder or simply double click the .Sims3Pack inside to make the launcher install it automatically.
21st November 2012 10:34am
Jordan says...
Hi, I have every expansion pack, and stuff pack besides Fast Lane. Will this town work without it?
It sure will.
23rd November 2012 1:54am
anachronism138 says...
Perfect world! I've been searching forever for something like this! Thank you!

I have supernatural and seasons and just rearranged some lots and it works great!
25th November 2012 8:39pm
Adam Lee says...
Hi, can you tell us when will you release the updated version of Union Cove with the supernatural and seasons lots? I love the map very much anyway. Good job!
29th November 2012 12:11am
Barbara Allen says...
I have a Blue sim with name of Hebe Smith, who has befriended my sim. What or who is she? She had trait as Insane which I changed. Is she normal, alien or what?

On another vein, when I first got Union Cove Lucky Lischynski was trapped on 2nd floor of Konfusion lot. Was surprised I saw no other entries in the forum about it. Kinda funny!

I love Union Cove I think it will be my forever World. Thanks so much for all of the Creators.
29th November 2012 3:45am
Sarah says...
hello just wanted to say a massive thank you for all the hard work that was put into this :-) i have all EPs up to showtime but no SPs will i still be able to play the neighbourhood?

1st December 2012 11:56am
Michelle says...
I'm sad I never got the chance to play this. It looks fantastic! Even better than most of the overpriced worlds in the sim store. Hopefully the "not able to install" issue will be fixed soon. This world seems so perfect from the size, user made households, and the little details put in by so many talented people... Just can't wait for it to be available and I can use in my game :D
7th December 2012 11:23am
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