Pounawea – A sleepy New Zealand town for The Sims 3

Posted on July 29, 2012  |  Comments (140)  |  Free Sims 3 Downloads, Worlds

Pounawea - A New Zealand world for The Sims 3 - Free Sims 3 downloads by Awesims
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Some Sims like the hustle & bustle of the big city, while others prefer a much slower pace, in a place where they can relax and enjoy natures bounty. Pounawea is just such a place.

The township, situated on an estuary, lies where the Owaka and Catlin rivers meet. A wonderful place to fish, hike and relax, Pounawea is a popular summer holiday spot, with its spectacular waterfalls, gorgeous views of the mountains, and friendly locals. In recent times, the idyllic town was chosen as the site for a premier golf course, and with it came tourists and their money, a very luxurious golf club and brand new visitor centre. Fortunately (or not, depending on your point of view) the town has retained all its sleepy character, which you’ll notice as you wander down the main stret, with its small shops long overdue for a makeover.

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Despite its small size, you’ll find plenty to do in Pounawea. Performers can be seen regularly at the swanky club in the new Golf Club, with smaller acts performing in the basement club & Community Centres. Of course the locals prefer to have a pint at the local watering hole, where budding musicians are often found practicing their new songs. There’s a lot this town doesn’t have, but what it does have is just wonderful.

Pounawea - A New Zealand world for The Sims 3 - Free Sims 3 downloads by Awesims
Map size: Large map, however town occupies only a small area on map.
World filesize: ~80mb
Expansions required: All EP’s, SP’s optional.
Residential Lots: 30 total; 20 built & fully furnished; 10 empty lots.
Commercial lots: Grocery; Fish & Chip Shop (Diner); Community Hall (Hangout); Gym; City Hall/Police/Mil; Bookstore; Offices; Spa; Restaurant; Consignment Store; Nectary Library; Playground; Medical Centre; Graveyard; Pub; Fire; Fishing Spot; Private Venue (Golf Club); Sports Club(Golf Club); Visitor Centre (Hangout); School; Salon; Beach; Art Gallery. I think that’s everything!

CC Required: Jynx Rabbithole Doors & Rugs; Awesims Cornice & Terrain Paints (merged into 1 package). No other CC required, no store content.

Pounawea - A New Zealand world for The Sims 3 - Free Sims 3 downloads by Awesims
This world is designed to be relaxed, “holiday-ish” coastal Otago town, and as such doesn’t have some of the rabbitholes or community lots. There is no stadium, no movie theatre, only 2 bar types (sports & dive bar), no junkyard (but there are junkyard spawners behind the nectary & some junk piles there), and no movie set. There are, however, a few empty lots should you wish to place your own. There is not a great deal of room for expansion in this world, but if your sim wants the simple life, this is the world for you!

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Save Game:
I was originally going to pre-populate the world, but have since decided to provide a save file instead, for people who wish to populate the world with their own sims. In the save game the world is populated with 15 different families, which gives the town a starting population of 57 sims. There is a diverse mix of sims, with different ages, genders, sexualities and ethnicities.

Pounawea - A New Zealand world for The Sims 3 - Free Sims 3 downloads by Awesims
To install the world, simply extract the file from the rar, double click the Sims3Pack file to install it via the launcher. Install any cc you might need following the links above. To install the save game, all you have to do is extract the folder from the rar, and copy that folder to you My Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 3 > Saves folder. Then load up the game and save and play!

Pounawea - A New Zealand world for The Sims 3 - Free Sims 3 downloads by Awesims
Known Issues & Notes
You may notice that when you first load the world, all fog emitters emit just fog – this is a known bug that can’t be changed. It is fixed by saving, quitting to the main menu then reloading the save. You’ll only have to do this once.
Pounawea - A New Zealand world for The Sims 3 - Free Sims 3 downloads by Awesims
If you notice that the sky doesn’t have any clouds in it when you enter the world, save your game, exit to the main menu, then re-enter your save. The clouds etc should display as normal. This is a bug that happens with all worlds in some peoples games, but exiting to the menu and re-entering the save fixes it for that play session. You’re missing out if your sky is blank!

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If you encounter lag
Is it right when you load the world for the first time? If so, that is most likely the world spawning register clerks & townies to fill the jobs needed in the town. If it is later in game play, then there could be a sim or animal stuck somewhere. I suggest you install Twallans Overwatch mod, to check if there are any stuck sims/animals in the town. It happens sometimes, but is easy to fix by resetting any stuck sims that are found with Overwatch. The mod also cleans up the hood every night of cars that have built up and are abandoned by townies, plus a host of other great features. I highly recommend getting it if you don’t have it already. Download Overwatch

I leave you with some pictures of Pounawea, and hope that you enjoy playing it as much as I enjoyed making it :)
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There has been 138 comments so far

  1. 07 / 30 / 12

    Ankuuh says:

    Another awesome world Sarah. My sims are happy campers because of you! Can’t wait for the nesxt one lol.

  2. 07 / 30 / 12

    Joanie says:

    I’m so glad I went on your website instead of simblr today! I’m so excited for Punawea! Installing it right now. Thank you so much for all your wonderful world and objects, you are my favorite.

  3. 07 / 31 / 12

    Shirley says:

    cool cool cool! It looks fantastic, thank you so much!!

  4. 08 / 01 / 12

    macthekat says:

    I just want to say thank you Sarah. And thank you for not giving up on the internet. The world is running smoothly.

  5. 08 / 01 / 12

    Megan says:

    Thanks so much for the world! It looks lovely. I’m wondering if anyone has tried playing it without Showtime? St. Claire works beautifully without it, so I’m wondering if this one will, too. Either way, I’ll be testing it today and seeing how it goes!

  6. 08 / 01 / 12

    Matt says:

    Thank you for this awesome world! ♥ I download ‘Save Game’ too, but in folder there’s no file like Pounawea.sims3 . Strange thing. There’s .data file, .nhd file, ‘TravelBD’ and film file (I can’t open it x.x). What’s wrong? Who want to help me? ;>

  7. 08 / 01 / 12

    Matt says:

    sorry, now all’s good.

  8. 08 / 01 / 12

    Blitzgal says:

    OMG, this is the best day ever. You are my favorite world and lot creator, hands down. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

  9. 08 / 01 / 12

    Ronetta says:

    Simply stunning as usual! I love your work! Thank you for putting so much into your work for us Sims fans. You make the game worth playing!

  10. 08 / 01 / 12

    Doramon says:

    Aaahhhhh I had lived in New Zealand for a while and this looks so close to where I lived!!
    Very sleepy town yet beautiful :) Thanks a lot for sharing this brilliant work!

  11. 08 / 01 / 12

    Matt says:

    Who want to help me? Where’s hospital in Pounawea? I can’t see it. ;<

  12. 08 / 01 / 12

    Jasumi says:

    You’ve done a great job with this world. It’s nice and compact, too. Should run well on most computers. Beautiful landscaping and mountains as well. Bravo!

  13. 08 / 01 / 12

    Marisa says:

    Love, love, love this! Thank you so much for creating and sharing this beautiful NZ town. I can’t wait to play it. :)

  14. 08 / 01 / 12

    Kenza says:

    Stunning world, good job. But I have a problem with this. I can’t go to school, or city hall. And I don’t know how to resolve the problem. Can someone help me please ?

  15. 08 / 01 / 12

    Sarah says:

    Please make sure you have installed the required rabbithole rugs & doors.

  16. 08 / 02 / 12

    A happy simmer says:

    This world is amazing and it downloads easy! I can’t thank you enough for this beautiful work of art. I would donate , but i am on 14.
    Thank you thank you thank you thank you

  17. 08 / 02 / 12

    Jessica says:

    Absolutely LOVE this world. It is perfect and runs like a dream. So small but such a homely feel to it. Thank you so much for all the hard work you put in. It is really appreciated and I will donate as soon as my wages go in ;). Only one problem, (sorry to be a pain)… When I click on the newspaper.. there is no ‘find a job’ option… Just ‘find a profession’. I think it must be something to do with the rabbit holes as it said some objects were missing when I loaded the world.. but I did place the CC package file in my mods folder?
    Thanks again,

  18. 08 / 02 / 12

    Dutchysim says:

    Hey Sarah!

    Just wanted tell you thank you for letting me test this beautiful world, its my favorite to play!
    Your such a talented and nice person. Congrats with the release!

  19. 08 / 02 / 12

    Sarah says:

    Hi Jessica, just double check that you have installed the rabbithole doors & rugs correctly. They are not included in the CC package I uploaded – that only includes the terrain paints & my cornice.

  20. 08 / 02 / 12

    Sarah says:

    Hey Dutchy! Thank you for all your help, it has truely been invaluable :)

  21. 08 / 02 / 12

    Jessica says:

    Ooooh, silly me!! I thought it was included in the CC file. It’s working fine, now! Thankyou ever so much. I am just in love with this world.!! :D You’re the best :)

  22. 08 / 02 / 12

    Sarah says:

    thats good to hear Jessica! Enjoy the world :)

  23. 08 / 02 / 12

    Purplepaws says:

    Awesome! Should play a little smoother than St. Claire, I’m guessing, due to the size. Can’t wait to try it out! Thank you so much for sharing your exceptional work.

  24. 08 / 03 / 12

    Harry01 says:

    Thanks a lot for this fantastic world. I appreciate your dedicated work for the rest of us simmers like me, especially when they don’t have any clue to build something like that.

  25. 08 / 03 / 12

    Kesha says:

    OMG, y u sew ausum!?!? This looks absolutely gourg and lush. Thanks! I haven’t even fully dove into St. Claire and now I’m contemplating this world. Decisions, decisions.

  26. 08 / 03 / 12

    sunbunny says:

    A small, beautiful world is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for! Thanks so much. Your worlds just keep getting better!!! LOVE the golf course!

  27. 08 / 03 / 12

    Daniel says:

    I would love to have all your worlds! but, one problem, I don’t have the EP’s & SP’s. I only have The Base Game. I WOULD ABSOLUTELY LOVE FOR YOU TO MAKE A BEAUTIFUL WORLD FOR ONLY THE BASE GAME. Keep up the amazing work!

  28. 08 / 03 / 12

    Domino says:

    This is amazing! Always a great job with your worlds! :D I only have a question, should we download ALL rabbit hole doors and rugs or only a number of them?

    Thank you!

  29. 08 / 04 / 12

    Lisfyre says:

    OMG!! This is gorgeous Sarah!! Of course, you make fabulous worlds :) Thanks very much and I look forward to seeing this in my game :)

  30. 08 / 04 / 12

    Samantha says:

    I am in love with this world. I’m currently making families for it. With the announcement of Sims 3 Seasons, I can’t help but feel this world will be even more incredible. Cannot wait for November 13 and a rainy/fall Pounawea. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent.

  31. 08 / 05 / 12

    666 says:

    Hi, needless to say, it’s one of the best worlds I’ve seen, however I just can’t install it. I have all expansion packs but no stuff packs, which suppossedly are not needed, but exactly because of that I can’t get it into the game. I get a message from the launcher…any help would be greatly appreciated!!

  32. 08 / 05 / 12

    Sarah says:

    you need to be more specific with the message its giving you and what you are doing to install, 666, or noone can help you.

  33. 08 / 05 / 12

    Megan says:

    Just letting everyone know that it works just fine without Showtime! Thanks again, Sarah. It’s gorgeous.

  34. 08 / 05 / 12

    Dakota says:

    Hi, I downloaded the world and the rabbit holes (LN version) and in the game it says that there are no schools to attend in the town. So I went and switched to the base game version, but it says the same thing. Is there something I’m doing wrong?

  35. 08 / 06 / 12

    Mariie says:

    Hi ! This is a rly awesome world ! I really love it :) But when i tried to download the CC file it didnt work so i downloaded all the cc separately but i cant find your Terrain Paint.. Do you have a link to it for me ? :)

  36. 08 / 06 / 12

    Juliana says:

    I absolutely love this world! It’s perfect. I love St. Claire too, but my game keeps chrashing b/c its just too big for my computer. But this one has a perfect size, my game runs smooth and nice and I adore the small village :)

    Do you think it would be possible for you to build a couple more lots to match this town? Like a petstore and a small theatre? That would be just awesome!

  37. 08 / 07 / 12

    Joey says:

    I love this world, however, there’s an error when loading the world it says “Some objects could not be loaded…”. I’ve downloaded the all the CC’s and the Rabit Hole Rugs and I have all EP’s and SP’s. What seems to be the problem? Pls. help. Thank you.

  38. 08 / 07 / 12

    Dakota says:

    Nevermind, I got it to work now. But thanks for the wonderful world~!

  39. 08 / 08 / 12

    juna says:

    is the new patch 1.36 required due to getting error that software update require when i try to install

  40. 08 / 08 / 12

    Alma70 says:

    I’ve played it for a few days now and I love it! It’s very different from St Claire wich is still my favorite cc world of all the worlds I’ve played so far, but it’s very charming and is one of my top 5 favorites at this moment.

  41. 08 / 08 / 12

    Sarah says:

    Yes, probably Juna

  42. 08 / 10 / 12

    Jen says:

    Thanks for all the work you do!

  43. 08 / 13 / 12

    Mae says:

    Hi there Sarah! I love the world you made :)
    I have a problem (im so sorry to be such a pain) but when ive installed the CC and the worlds according to your instructions and went onto the sims, i clicked new game and clicked the world and it loaded till half way only and crashed i’ve tried this many times and I still get the same thing :( do you know why?

  44. 08 / 17 / 12

    Twink says:

    Hi ! Can’t tell you hooow much that I love this world ! I enjoyed it with a new legacy game…until..until I saw that I can’t find school (yeah me too) and some careers rabbit hole (thief career…). But I downloaded everything wich was required… :(

  45. 08 / 22 / 12

    Kate says:

    Thanks for all your lovely worlds! They make playing The Sims 3 so much more enjoyable!

  46. 08 / 22 / 12

    Ayo says:

    I’m sorry but I’m having trouble downloading the CC file for your new world. How can I access this?

  47. 08 / 22 / 12

    Birgitte says:

    I’m having the same problem as Ayo above.

  48. 08 / 23 / 12

    Al says:

    Hi, unsure whether it’s just me but i’m unable to download the CC file. The link to Media Fire works but once I click download the server times out.

  49. 08 / 23 / 12

    Al says:

    Oops just read the comments, looks like i’m not the only one after all.

  50. 08 / 24 / 12

    Alicia says:

    Wow! Another masterpiece! I love your worlds :D

  51. 08 / 24 / 12

    Alicia says:

    Regarding the ‘issue’ above, maybe it’s your browser? I downloaded it fine using chrome.

  52. 08 / 25 / 12

    Sarah says:

    Al, just keep trying with mediafire, sorry but I have no control over their servers :) Try another browser if its a browser issue.

  53. 08 / 27 / 12

    Kristen says:

    I can’t stand it, I HAVE to write you a fan letter, something I don’t often do. I LOVE St. Clair (which works fine without Showtime) and this one seems to, although I have a feeling I’m missing stuff for the golf course…which I could care less about, although I wonder what to do with that area…. Anyway, all that said, I have a question: are you from New Zealand? Not having read every word of your site, I don’t know. I’ve never been there, but my daughter lived there for awhile, and from her photos and what she said, it looks like you knew to make this really authentic….which, loyal Hobbit lover that I am, makes me hesitant to mess with it. Anyway, both are just beautiful, and I can’t help but wonder why we pay EA for their crappy creations when folks like you are out there giving us works of art!

  54. 08 / 27 / 12

    Sarah says:

    hi Kristen, yes I am from New Zealand – I live in Christchurch and have travelled extensively throughout the South Island so am very familiar with Otago, where Pounawea is inspired by :)
    Thank you for your kind words, I really appreciate it!

  55. 08 / 30 / 12

    Joe says:

    Are there any spawners? I didn’t read about any in the description. Just wondering.

  56. 08 / 31 / 12

    Breanna says:

    You should totally make a world that is horse friendly with big lots but that still looks amazing! It’s so hard to find a world that fits into the equestrian lifestyle.

  57. 08 / 31 / 12

    Sarah says:

    The equestrian lifestyle isn’t for me, but I definitely suggest you try CAW and create your own awesome horsey world! After the initial learning curve it is super fun sculpting and building a world from nothing :)

  58. 09 / 01 / 12

    Breanna says:

    That’s too bad, I adore your worlds. I’ve tried CAW a few times but it doesn’t run smooth enough on my computer. :/

  59. 09 / 03 / 12

    Aisha says:

    I’m trying to download the rabbit hole rugs/doors but the site you posted no longer provides those links, either that or I just cant find them (although I looked everywhere on the first page!) :(

  60. 09 / 06 / 12

    Andrew says:

    I absolutely love this world, it is my favourite of all the custom ones. The only issue though is I can’t see any of the spectacular waterfalls… :(

    Any suggestions, should I re-download it? I’ve saved the game, went to the main menu, and back but still no luck. The world is still great without it, I was just hoping that I could experience it to the fullest. :)


  61. 09 / 06 / 12

    Sarah says:

    I am not sure why that would be, Andrew. It may be something to do with your graphics settings? I honestly don’t know. Can you post a picture of the problem from in Live mode? Have you googled to see if others have had that problem?

  62. 09 / 07 / 12

    Andrew says:

    Thanks Sarah for your help, I’ll post a photo as soon as I get the chance. I had also googled around as well, but can’t seem to find anything. As for my graphics settings, they’re set on high. I’ll keep tying different stuff and maybe something will make it work. :)

    Have a great day.

  63. 09 / 08 / 12

    Sim_me says:

    Adding this to the finds section on Mod The Sims. Thanks for sharing. =)

  64. 09 / 11 / 12

    Ailurophile says:

    How do I download the save game?

  65. 09 / 17 / 12

    Anonymous says:

    It’s kind of sad that the sims aren’t included in the sims3pack one. Especially for players who sometimes want to start fresh from everybody’s default.

  66. 09 / 17 / 12

    Sarah says:

    Sorry anon, can’t please everyone.

  67. 09 / 20 / 12

    Melanie says:

    How can download this for free?!!!

  68. 09 / 21 / 12

    Sarah says:

    What? All my downloads are free… I don’t understand you Melanie.

  69. 09 / 23 / 12

    Jay says:

    First let me say, I love your creations and you can see the great detail you put into creating them. I have a question regarding the terrain paints included in the cornices package. I already have your cornices installed via sims3pack and for the life of me cannot locate them to delete in my launcher (ugh EA). Therefore, my question is- Are the terrain paints included with the St. Claire world the same terrain paints needed for Pounawea? I so hope so :-)

  70. 09 / 23 / 12

    Sarah says:

    Yes Jay, with a couple of new ones. If you don’t want to install them I don’t think it’d be too big a deal.

  71. 09 / 24 / 12

    Jay says:

    Okay thanks!

  72. 10 / 07 / 12

    Gi F. says:

    I fell in love with this town and it’s villagers!
    It is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thank you so much!
    I just have one question:
    Are you planning on updating Pounawea to Supernatural or Seasons?
    Because I think it would look soo beautiful in Winter or Fall! And that “trailer spot” looks like
    a gypsy caravan!
    Thanks, again,
    Gi F.

  73. 10 / 12 / 12

    Tanya says:

    I’m going to post a comment here in the off chance that someone can help me. XD

    First, I absolutely love the town. ^.^

    My issue is, I cannot get my sky to work at all. I tried what was said to do, saving, exit to main menu, and reload. It never works. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the town, and had the same issue.

    Is there some graphics quality setting I’m missing or something? This town is beautiful and I’d really like to see the sky. Can anyone help?

  74. 10 / 15 / 12

    Megan says:

    I’ve installed the world file, but I don’t know how to download the cc file?

  75. 10 / 21 / 12

    Ashleigh says:

    This comment, a little late, but just wondering if I may make a request; Do you think possibly one of your next worlds could be something like a medium sized beautiful scenic island? I’d just love to see that pop up one day on the site, sort of like redcliffs in a updated island format omg that would be amazing!!

  76. 10 / 28 / 12

    ellie says:

    This is so pretty but will it only work if i have all the eps?

  77. 11 / 01 / 12

    Kate says:

    Hey, I love this world, thanks! 1 question – should there be a criminal rabbithole because mine doesn’t seem to have one?

  78. 11 / 12 / 12

    Azee says:

    Pounawea is going to look gorgeous blanketed in snow :)

  79. 11 / 20 / 12

    bitterquill says:

    I can’t believe I just found this world. I’ve been loving St Claire for a long time, and this is another work of art. Even on my test laptop with all the settings turned down, you can tell that it’s beautiful (and I can’t wait to see it on my desktop, with good graphics). It has a lot of atmosphere, and as usually I’m struck by the little details that make the lots come to life. Freaking awesome stuff. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  80. 11 / 22 / 12

    Lisa Marie says:

    I love this world! You are so amazing and I cannot believe you have done all this. I am truly amazed! But when I try to download the Save File there is no Pounawea file in there. I only have one called Pounawea_0×00000000.nhd and TravelDB.package. What is wrong? I have downloaded the CC file though.

  81. 11 / 26 / 12

    JK says:

    Hey I love this world too! I seem to have the same issue as Lisa, it looks as though the Pounawea 0×00000000.nhd file is corrupted/damaged?

  82. 11 / 26 / 12

    Nick says:

    Is there going to be a new world?

  83. 11 / 30 / 12

    Liljason says:

    Love this world. My only wish is that you make another village, mountain, lake side world like this one, but with LOTS of forest trees and farms and all the things of a small farm country town. :)

  84. 12 / 04 / 12

    Gabriel says:

    Amazing world, soo beautiful! There is this weird problem though, when I install it, it installs twice so I have two pounawea’s in the drop down menu to choose a town :/… I’ve already tried uninstalling and re-installing.. :(

    Otherwise it’s perfect!

  85. 12 / 05 / 12

    Xena says:

    I just wanted to say that I think u are a wonderful world creator ever,i’m saddly to say that I can not
    download any of your worlds & I tried to download the sims3 pack version but no such luck there.
    I so wanna play the world but I cant,is it any way u can it easier to download?

  86. 12 / 05 / 12

    Xena says:

    I finally downloaded St.Clair & Pounawea,beautiful worlds.I love them.thank u for making beautiful worlds…

  87. 12 / 06 / 12

    Jule says:

    I can’t get the rabbithole doors & rugs w/provided link.
    > Registration is required at that site for downloads.
    > I’ve tried to register (even sent Admin several emaisl via contact link), but their site keeps saying I’m a bot– ?!? Ummm… :/

    Hoping to play this world sooner than later– it looks absolutely gorgeous from all pics I’ve seen!

  88. 12 / 19 / 12

    Saskia Watts says:

    HEY G, is sarah your name? I like this world, reminds me of a village, is it supposed to be themed like a little like a ‘poor’ area, cus i think it’d be real nice if u make like a richer village, more country like english village? THANK BABES, IT WOULD BE REAL NICE, AND I COULD GET U SOME MORE SIMMERS DOWNLOAD THIS SHIZZ!! :) jokes i love it lols xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  89. 12 / 19 / 12

    Tracie says:

    Hey I just have a quick question. I absolutely LOVE your worlds. They are amazing and I just…UGH. So perfect. I was just wondering how you get pre-made Sims into the town as well. I’m just confused about the whole ‘Save game’ file thing. I’m kind of new to downloading worlds that aren’t from the EA Store, ya know? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you very much.

  90. 12 / 25 / 12

    Asia says:

    Wow Saskia,
    What an ignorant comment! And your grammar is horrendous.

  91. 12 / 25 / 12

    Asia says:

    By the way Sarah are you working on any new worlds at the moment? My sims live in Pounawea but I would love more worlds for them to vacation to (nraas traveler) and your worlds are the most gorgeous ones available!

  92. 12 / 27 / 12

    Sarai says:

    OMG. I’m seriously in love with this world. I’m trying to decide where my couple should raise their family. I just spent like three hours exploring each crook and nanny. I’m actually really mad that I didn’t get married in your Golf Club … like I’m thinking someone might need to get a divorce …

    I sadly didn’t follow some of your instructions. I’m going back and doing that now, but I thought I’d just say thank you for your hard work and dedication to making our Sim experience even better.

  93. 12 / 28 / 12

    Elene says:

    Hi Sarah, Are you never going to make any of those lovely (mid century) objects anymore?

  94. 01 / 01 / 13

    ViolettaVie says:

    This town looks breathtaking. I love the coloring and atmosphere. I see most of the families have children. :) I can’t wait to play this world. Thank you so much.

  95. 01 / 03 / 13

    Tim Collins says:

    Will you ever be releasing a sims3package of the populated world?

    I like being able to load up this world from the menu instead of relying on one save file.

  96. 01 / 12 / 13

    Asia says:

    Could you make a Thailand-inspired world someday? Pure white sandy beaches that stretch out for miles and turquoise waters?

  97. 01 / 13 / 13

    Autumn says:

    This is beautiful! And your computer’s graphics.:o I was gonna download, but I read there isn’t much room for expansion, so I decided against it, I like having some lots from each expansion.

  98. 01 / 14 / 13

    Carrie says:

    This is stunning! I wish there was room for more things to do as there really isn’t any where for my sims to go but the beach and beaches aren’t very fun, but the layout. the builds, the colors are all beautiful!

  99. 01 / 14 / 13

    Autumn says:

    I caved in and downloaded it! I love it! However you forgot to put a grocery store, I would think even a quaint town like this would have a place to get groceries.:P

  100. 01 / 15 / 13

    Autumn says:

    This is the first world that hasn’t lagged horribly for me.I have a few q’s though.

    1.How do my sims buy new recipes without the bookstore? As there isn’t one available in town, I tried ordering online but it says I need one.I really don’t want to delete anything.

  101. 01 / 18 / 13

    Em says:

    Someone re-uploaded your world, on the sims 3.

  102. 01 / 20 / 13

    Fur says:

    just a ‘thank you’ or something like ‘an amazing’ world is not enough for this town you created! Its above everything! Seriously so much thanks for what your have done, it should be praised! people like you deserve the best for giving us this and all the effort you put in, i can’t thank you enough for this, you realy are talented as well!


  103. 01 / 26 / 13

    Alice says:

    I really want to use it, but my game crashes ;w; I only i have pets expansion…

  104. 02 / 01 / 13

    Ves says:

    This looks like such a wondeful world that I just had to dowload it. However, my game crashed everytime I tried loading it. I have reinstalled it several times now and am not quite sure what the problem is.
    Would you possibly mind sharing the CAW files?

  105. 02 / 05 / 13

    Alexus says:

    Quick question; how do you download the save game? Of course I go to mediafire, click download, but where do I go from that? thorough instruction please please please please please and PLEASE.

  106. 02 / 12 / 13

    Prosims says:

    Absolutely lovely world with a fast gameplay, but, unfortunately, crashes every several minutes. The world doesn’t playable because of Mods, which must be installed.
    Sarah, you are VERY talented creator, your work have a soul, but I hope you won’t use any Mods next time. We need more small worlds for average PC.

    Good luck!

  107. 02 / 12 / 13

    Sarah says:

    Prosims what mods are you talking about? I don’t know what you’re talking about sorry. Do you mean the rabbitholes? They shouldn’t cause problems. Make sure your game and mods are all up to date, and perhaps check the crash log analyser from Mod The Sims to help diagnose your crashes.

  108. 02 / 12 / 13

    Mia says:

    Thanks so much! Exactly my style. Looks like the town i live in ha ha. Beautiful world.

  109. 02 / 13 / 13

    Prosims says:

    Sarah, thanks a lot for the answer!
    I’ve installed only “Jynx Rabbithole Doors & Rugs” (’pets’) and “Awesims Cornice & Terrain Paints” in the “/Mods”. There are nothing else. And the game doesn’t want to work properly. I’m on Mac, so, may be something is going wrong.
    However, the base game with all addons were making some trouble in official worlds and without CC too, but not very often.

    Anyway, it’s very good that another simmers can enjoy your worlds! :)

  110. 02 / 21 / 13

    Bru says:

    Hey, I know my computer is dumb, but I can download things. Just with them going to windows media center. Can you find them there to move them? No. If anyone has ANY suggestions, please reply!!!! Help meeeeee!!!

  111. 02 / 23 / 13

    Imani says:

    How do we play it ? What to we open it with because everytime i press on it it says can`t open sorry first time user.

  112. 03 / 14 / 13

    Becca says:

    An absolutely beautiful world once again! I especially love the small town feel of this one. Also, I’d really like to know which terrain paints and which roads you used? I’ve been looking for roads like these forever..

  113. 03 / 30 / 13

    theadootkasim says:

    This world is amazing! I love it, but…only from photos. When I start a new game in Pounawea, the game turns off. What should I do with this problem? Actually I haven’t got any CC or mods.

  114. 04 / 21 / 13

    Amy Winks says:

    Wow, I love the look of this world, it really looks like New Zealand, I’m a Kiwi from North Canterbury and wow just wow, really reminds me of different parts of NZ, the picture with the boat pulled up to the beach really reminds me of Swann Beach at Whangaparoa and the picture with the playground reminds me of the Waikawa Bay picnic area in the Marlborough Sounds :) You have done an amazing job and I am really looking forward to trying it out in game soon :)

  115. 04 / 29 / 13

    Kimberly Clay says:

    It is funny. With the internet lots of big companies involve in social media trying to catch their future customers in the internet. But what about our nature, our world? Shure – there are organisations like Greenpeace or National Geographics who do care about the world. But we think this is not enough – and it is not enough to help to save the world. We believe that with the help of the internet – and the people we can reach with social media instruments we can build a strong community to help to save the world. Our goal is to document the companies, the people which destroy our planet and show them that this can´t be done so easy anymore.

  116. 05 / 02 / 13

    sylphe says:

    First: Pounawea is the most beautifull world for the sims 3 I’ve ever seen. Thank you very much for this :D
    But… I don’t have City Hall, Book Store, Military Base etc. I have only Spa. I installated Jynx’s mod. I want to play in this city so much, what’s wrong? Please, tell me :(
    PS. Sorry, my english isn’t very good, but I hope you’re understand me.

  117. 05 / 28 / 13

    Marie says:

    I need help really bad I can download it but it wont let me install it at all I tried all the steps over and over again. Please help!! I want to play this world so bad!

  118. 05 / 28 / 13

    Marie says:

    Help me please I want to play this world so bad but it will not let me install I tried all the steps over and over again but it will not work please help me!!

  119. 06 / 12 / 13

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  120. 07 / 04 / 13

    Ackwell says:

    I hope you update this world with Island Paradise content. I would love some beach homes, a resort and offshore islands. And watersports are huge in NZ. :)

  121. 07 / 08 / 13

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  122. 08 / 01 / 13

    Grace says:

    this is an amazing world and I currently have about 3 households in it I haven’t noticed that much lag and to be honest im insanely happy with it…
    thank you sooooooooo much <3

  123. 08 / 01 / 13

    Katie says:

    I downloaded this and it doesnt load and crashes my game :(
    I only have the base game do you think thats the issue?

  124. 08 / 03 / 13

    Max Power says:

    When you say all ep’s, do you mean up to and including island paradise?

  125. 09 / 19 / 13

    munds says:

    Duh. Obviously “all eps” means all eps that had so far been released when this world was uploaded, July 29 2012. If she had updated it after that I really don’t think she would have kept it a secret, would she?

    So all eps means up to and including Showtime.

    And for the people who can’t find City Hall, the bookstore, etc.: the rugs to them can be found inside the community lot called Pounawea shops. It’s a bit unglamorous, but to “use” them you have to click on the rugs.

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  127. 10 / 11 / 13

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  129. 01 / 26 / 14

    Libby says:

    I am late to the world of TS3 custom worlds and I have installed this one then took a tour of it. This world is absolutely stunning. I doubt I will eve use one of EA’s worlds again. It is packed and yet spread out too managing to be roomy, the builds themselves are gorgeous it is clear that you are an artist. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  130. 01 / 26 / 14

    Libby says:

    I’m a dolt, my above comment was suppose to go in the St. Clair page but I have so many tabs open looking at your other worlds. I am sure this one is just as breath taking as St. Claire

  131. 02 / 01 / 14

    Coffey says:

    Love this world, runs like a swiss watch, I have one question though, is it normal for the swamp grass to be red at the tips?

  132. 02 / 02 / 14

    AnonSimmer says:

    I would love to say how much I appreciate this world. By far my absolute favourite, its perfect for making series and minor editing, it reminds me of my dreams to live somewhere alike in real life :(

  133. 03 / 04 / 14

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  134. 03 / 06 / 14

    Joly says:

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  136. 08 / 01 / 14

    Moogin says:

    Hey I downloaded the world and the CC package but when I start up the world none of the career rugs make the places career buildings. I really like this world and would love for it to work right.

  137. 12 / 16 / 14

    Shawn says:

    Download link is broken. Does anyone have a working link for this world? Thanks.

  138. 01 / 03 / 15

    Kersti says:

    Link’s broken…likewise for another of your worlds, shame as they seem so lovely!!

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