Tea for Sims

Soggy Bottom Island

Once, it was connected to the mainland by bridge, and it was home to a fashionable B&B.  And then, well…things went wrong.

Now there’s privacy, and fresh water.  Or, at least, there is a lot of water without salt in it.  How bad could it really be for you?

What it is:

  • a small map
  • 1 residential lot
  • 1 small park

Tell me more:

Soggy Bottom Island has custom lighting, a very swampy feel, and many spawners. 

The lighting is a combination of Monte Vista, Twinbrook, Roaring Heights, buhudain’s, and a lot of hand painting and tweaking.

I tried to provide a lot of seeds for beginner gardeners, but they keep turning into lizards.   Even so, shipwrecked sims should be able to stay alive, with few problems.

Known issues:

Snow looks weird.  I couldn’t wrestle CAW into obedience so the edge of the world shows under the water.   When I test played lakes didn’t freeze, but it may not have gotten cold enough.

What you need:

Built with the latest patch.  I have all EPs except IP, so there are no dive lots.

I know I used many plants from Ambitions, World Adventures, and Supernatural.  I may have used plants from other EPs. I used rocks from Pets. There are a few items from Seasons. Without those 5 EPs this world will look dramatically different.

I used a lighthouse and llama sign from Monte Vista, some rubble from Dragon Valley, and some gravestones from Midnight Hollow.  Without these towns the items should just be missing, and it won’t affect the look of the island too much.  Even a missing lighthouse didn’t look too bad, though I’m partial to the island with it.

Many thanks:

First of all, many thanks to everyone for their patience!  I was so excited to be tackling all these challenges, and I know I posted many, many, many pictures.  Plus, your feedback kept me going when I thought CAW would make my head explode right off.

Thank you to tosimornottosim who helped test the island and helped me spot things.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the lighting, including simsample, buhudain, SimsExpressie, Zerbu, and everyone else who has posted tutorials and dds files.  Soggy Bottom uses simsample’s and buhudain’s code, and a modified version of buhudain’s aurora.  

Ok, Ok, the goods:

Soggy Bottom Island

I just want to play through a full sim year, all 4 seasons.  Wish me luck!
If nothing explodes I’ll put up a download link.
And then you too will have a chance to say, “Wow, I can’t believe Halloweenscones took so many pictures of such a small, square island.”

I just want to play through a full sim year, all 4 seasons.  Wish me luck!

If nothing explodes I’ll put up a download link.

And then you too will have a chance to say, “Wow, I can’t believe Halloweenscones took so many pictures of such a small, square island.”

Sometimes the light is nice.
Sometimes the light doesn’t match the weather, and I’m trying to decide if I care.

Sometimes the light is nice.

Sometimes the light doesn’t match the weather, and I’m trying to decide if I care.

I have high hopes. <3 <3

YESSSSSS!
I edited a color ramp!

YESSSSSS!

I edited a color ramp!

I went back through, and I think the majority of the things I used for Soggy Bottom were from World Adventures, Ambitions, and Pets.

I found a road sign and the lighthouse from Monte Vista, and some rubble from Dragon Valley.  Only the lighthouse really affects anything.  As far as I know decrapped versions won’t play well?

Hmmm…

HummmmMMmmmm…

mmm…

tosimornottosim:

I built a house look

(building works fine! i’m gonna test whatever comes into my head im sorry if this isn’t right)

Ahhhh! I’m so excited, thank you :)

tosimornottosim:

Mechanics question: If you don’t have a school in town, the kids can’t have grades, right? So will they all have negative traits when they age up (because technically they don’t have good grades) or will I be given the choice to choose a trait? How does that work?

I think…when I tried it I just ended up editing the kids with master controller…so… I am actually unhelpful.

I tried to make the water more murky, and weather stopped working.

Trying it out with Monte Vista lighting and the Jericho INI files by simsample.

Pretend there’s a gif of a dog in a lab coat here.