Create A World Tool (not) Being Released Today!
Update: Ok, I now feel abused :( Sorry guys – but unfortunately the Create a World Tool is yet again not coming out when expected. IGN removed the notice saying that it was going to be released today and claim that the Beta Tool will be out ‘shortly’. I just feel a bit upset but will definitely let you know if anything new comes up. Sorry if I let you down, I feel let down myself.
Wow, just had to post this this morning, there’s still loads of other news but that can wait until later this afternoon. First of all, there’s a definite release date! Today – Tuesday 15th December! It’s not available yet but it will be shortly. That’s not all, we also have a review from IGN (check it out):
For the most part, creators will probably prefer to maintain the basic GUI for the Create A World tool, visually seeing the placement of items and environmental work in a general area on their map. However, for players that want precise placement, the tool can be swapped to a wire frame or grid layout to allow you to put objects exactly where you want them to be. Of course, once you’ve finished the design of your world, you’ll want to test it out, and the Create A World editor will allow you to explore your new map by instantly launching The Sims 3 so you can see what it would look like in the game world. This “pseudo-game” feature will also allow players to build and furnish houses on lots that have previously been constructed in the tool, and will let you place created Sims in the map so you can test the navigability of your pathways and other items.
And, SimGuruRain has also written about the Create-a-World tool, she’s the one who made Riverview, the first new town, she’s made an awesome guide which I’ll share with you all later – gotta get going but I’ll update you all shortly!