Alpine County


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The Sims 3 Alpine County

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Description: Large American metropolis with sprawling suburbs, golf course, forest, countryside and mountains in a Texan terrain.

Creator: Western077

Stage: Complete


Custom Content: None

Store Content: None

Stuff Packs: None

Populated: Yes

Welcome to Alpine County! 

I started building the Alpine County in the summer of 2011 with the aim of making a world that had everything my Sims might need during their lifetime without having to move to another world. I wanted to build something that had enough variety so that as the family grew into their various life stages, they could all find somewhere nearby that suited them. Hopefully you will find a neighbourhood in Alpine County that suits your Sims :)

Although there is a county in the US named Alpine County, this world is not a copy of it. It instead is a hybrid mixture of several of my favourite places, with a predominately American theme:

Texas. The world uses a lot of Texan style McMansions and terrain.

Virginia. The sprawling suburbs and shopping malls, although common in much of the US, were copied from my visits to Virginia.

California. The golf course and some of the shopping Malls use Californian architecture.

Florida. The beaches and tropical resort have a little bit of inspiration from the Sunshine State :)

Mallorca. (a Spanish Island in the Mediterranean Sea). The ocean and mountains are partially influenced by this, but not enough to make it look like a European country.

UPDATES: What’s New?

So since releasing the complete version I’ve made a few changes. For starters, the world is now populated! Secondly, I tidied the forest area and added more vegetation to make it look more realistic when you use the first person camera view. I’ve also reduced the amount of kiosks that require NCPs so that hopefully the world will run a bit smoother, and the bug that was stopping the house icons from appearing appears to be working now. There is also now a science center, so unless there is anything else – enjoy! (unfortunately there will never be dive lots as the water is too shallow and can’t be made any deeper).

All of the Sims families in the world are taken from EA worlds, but I have given all of them some plastic surgery to de-pudding their faces and mixed it up a bit so that they will look and behave like brand new Sims that you have never met before :)

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The world, as the name suggests, is a county and not just a town. It’s split into several neighbourhoods, which are:

  • Downtown – this is the city center where all the clubs and skyscrapers are.
  • Commercial District – a sprawling suburban shopping district with giant Malls, restaurants, gyms and car parks everywhere
  • Gated Community – this is an exclusive neighbourhood containing giant McMansions in secluded part of town
  • Colonial Community – a cluster of middle class suburban houses
  • Affordable housing – cheap houses in cosy neighbourhood
  • Golf Course – A Californian themed housing development with spa and hotel facilities, and a golf course too ;)
  • Farmland – out of town farms in a rural setting
  • Large Forest & Lake – self explanatory
  • Abandoned village – a Victorian themed village which has been left to decay since it’s residents disappeared.
  • Tropical resort – away from the rest of the city is a small tropical resort by the sea.

So if you move one of your Sims to this world, he or she can grow up on a farm in the country, then move to the city as a young adult, start a family in the suburbs, get a job promotion and buy a bigger house in a gated community, go on vacation to a seaside hotel or camping by the lake in the forest, go on adventure exploring an abandoned village, divorce and move into a modern apartment nearby a huge commercial district, remarry and move to live by the sea, and then retire in a Californian style housing development on a golf course. All the while, the rest of you family can spread out across Alpine County and live their own unique lifestyle, making a big family reunion more far more interesting!

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Special thanks to those who helped build lots specifically designed for Alpine County:

EeriannaAsongforxxLil GemAnyayRubiinSadie Von Vanityseth_soul,

Some of the lots in the world were taken from other worlds, so special credit to:

Suva Diva by Nilxis

Los Aniegos by Coaterboi

Setra by Pyronium3

Mariners Reach by Johnnywr

I also used a few lots from the exchange, some I downloaded a long time ago and cannot find it’s original creator, but when I do I will add them to the list as they deserve credit for their awesome creations: bbordewykestyle36ruthless_kksusanna827

And a big thank you to all the Beta testers who helped spot any issues prior to the worlds release so hopefully you won’t encounter any :)


File size: 169 MB

The world is HUGE and unfortunately will only really be playable on high end computers, although it may work on less powerful ones with the graphics turned down.

Requires all EPs up to Island Paradise, and for your game to be up to date. However, the world will still run fine without Supernatural and University installed, but it won’t look the same as in the photos! If you don’t have any of the other EPs installed, then assume the world won’t work for you.

The world does not use any Custom Content, Store Content or Stuff Packs.



Additional Information

Custom Content


Sims 3 Expansion Packs

World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations, Pets, Showtime, Supernatural, Seasons, University Life, Island Paradise


  1. :

    What a superb world. I absolutely love it. My sims are in it right now. The whole place is very well done, not a flaw to be seen. Certainly will be recommending to friends. Thank you so much for your hard work :).

  2. :

    Thank you for your kind words DebL, I’m glad you like the world! :)

  3. :

    How can i download this?

  4. :

    Hi Roos,

    If you click on the blue “Download Populated” or “Download Unpopulated” depending on your preference, it will redirect you to a MediaFire download page. Make sure you have pop-ups enabled as it will try to open it in a new tab.


  5. :

    Quick question…. Do you absolutely HAVE to download World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations, Pets, Showtime, Supernatural, Seasons, University Life, Island Paradise to get everything to work right? I am not the biggest fan of a lot of the things on Late Night and I have removed it from my game.


  6. :

    Beautiful world! It was a ton of fun to play. Unfortunately, I keep CTD. However, I stuck with it until it got insane. Totally worth the effort!

  7. :

    I did a review of your world a quite a few months back, I hope you like it! :-)

    • :

      Bryan S,
      Crazy that you wrote a review on here! The only reason I know about Alpine County is because, I happened to fumble on to one of your first vids about it on youtube. Loved the vid you made for Alpine County.

  8. :

    where can i get this from ??? PLEASE answer

    • :

      Ellie, you can download it from the page that shows you the pictures of the town. Download the populated town though!


  9. :

    Hey, i installed sims again and i remembered your beautiful world ^^ so i downloaded it again and installed it. But when i go to the world, everything is red. It is really strange.. do you know why and how to fix it?

  10. :

    Is it ok if I use your world in a series? I will give you the credit you deserve since this is your creation.

  11. :

    I was just wondering is this available in a package not a sims 3 pack because when i open it after download it just opens origin please help any advice on how to fix this because it is meant to open up the sims 3 game launcher not origin ?

  12. :

    Was looking for a big open world to use. As for performance, the biggest suggestion I’d have would be to use the NRAS story progression mod instead of the usual Awesomemod one (they are compatible mind you, AM detects if NRAS is installed and shuts down the story part of itself) as it both has the benefit of not being as utterly hopeless as the EA one while not grinding everything to a complete halt. Still need a decent PC mind you, but it won’t cause everything to instantly explode.

  13. :

    I love this world overall, but one thing that really bugs me is the fog in the abandoned village. I can’t stand it!

    Does anyone know how to delete it? I tried doing so in Edit Town’s World Editor but it won’t let me. Help! I can’t stand the fog!

  14. :

    Can this world work without World adventures and Island paradise?

  15. :

    Hi, can this world work without Ambitions, Island Paradise, Supernatural and Seasons? If not, how will it not work? Will it seriously don’t work at all or will certain lots not appear, which wouldn’t be that much of a problem as I can live with random open lots. I really hope it does, because this world looks amazing!

  16. :

    @Yasmin and lily, tthe world does work without world adventures, ambitions, and university. I’ve tried it without them. You need the island paradise for the awesome beach and water- I guess that’s the biggest must have. I suggest saving your game and then trying to installing and running it. That’s the only way you’ll know for sure. Also I dont have superantural or into the future or showtime and my world runs perfetly without them! Only a few lots are missing/blank.

    I loooove this world! It really is worth trying!

  17. :

    Absolutely love this world! But my games in it won’t save. :( tried almost everything to fix it but nothing’s worked so far.

  18. :

    This looks beautiful. The sheer amount of work put in is astounding. Props to you! I just installed and I can’t wait to play. Thank you so much!!!!

  19. :

    Am I allowed to use your Heightmap in another wolrd (I would give you credit.)? Cause I suck at making Terrain…

  20. :

    Thank you so much for this wonderful world. I appreciate your talent! I love the creation and I love you for making it! :-)

  21. :

    i just need someone to teach me how to add this amazing world in my sims 3 game

  22. :

    already download it, but i dont know how to play my sims in alpine country. someone help please

  23. :

    i love this world so so much. So much creativity and talent. I keep discovering new things about the world every time i play. Thank you very much for this :)

  24. :

    why when i enter new game then i choose alpine county, there is an eror about the world. Can you solve this?

  25. :

    why there is an eror when i enter a new game?

  26. :

    hi im having an hard time installing your world i downloaded it but it wont open up as a world in the game

  27. :

    I downloaded this and now i cannot open Origin or the Sims 3 game.

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