Alpine County



The Sims 3 Alpine County

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Description: Large American seaside city with suburbs, golf course, forest, countryside and mountains with Texan terrain.

Creator: Western077

Stage: Complete

World AdventuresAmbitionsLate NightGenerationsPetsShowtimeSupernaturalSeasonsUniversity LifeIsland Paradise

Custom Content: None

Store Content: None

Stuff Packs: None

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 🙂

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!

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.

See the Trailer:

Additional information

Custom Content


Sims 3 Expansion Packs

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

World Environment

Cities, Suburbs, Coastal, Forests, Mountainous


  1. Francis

    A massive thank you to the creator of this world, it’s perfect!

  2. SkyDome

    Very beautiful world but takes a while to load even in my high specs 4 GB graphics card laptop like 8 minutes but that is understandable. Another problem I had is that when I open the world for the first time and use the move in option with premade Sims the house icons don’t appear. I can still move in by directly clicking on the houses and lots or by using edit town but this can be a little annoying and makes it difficult to enjoy the full experience. Hope you can fix it.

  3. Bianca

    How do you install it into the game?

  4. PaperVisage

    I’ve been experiencing some issues with sims getting lost around the world. I invited an unemployed family over and the only person that could make it was the one I called…the rest of the household got stuck while on their way.

    When I invited just one sim without the household they would say they’re at work, when again, t they’re unemployed. (these are my own sim families that I created, by the way).

    Just thought you should know!

  5. Nia Symone

    I love this world! Thank you for building it. You are extremely talented.

  6. Ruff

    Will it work if I don’t have any expansion pack.

  7. Justice

    As a reply to Ruff, it probably will work if you have no expansions. However, it will likely look wildly different (and empty) from the original since you won’t have a lot of the objects installed in your game.
    So you can get the town, just anticipate a lot of empty space where objects should be and perhaps even some malfunctioning lots.
    By the way, does anyone know the exact population of this town? I don’t really like it when a lot of the houses are empty (anything above 30% of the houses being empty kind of bothers me). Though I do understand that it is huge, so there’s a good chance a lot of houses are.

  8. Stephanie

    This is the best world I have ever seen! It has a little of everything and I feel like I will never need another world again 😀 Thank you! <3

  9. Britney

    Where is the police station?

  10. Kanaro

    The police station is combined into the Capital building.

    But where is the consignment shop??!

    I googled the Mega Mall who’s creator said they put one in, but there is no consignment register anywhere on the entire map that I can see. I just spent ~2 hours looking for it.

  11. Siham

    I loveeeee this world. My computer is high end but unfortunately the world takes up a lot of memory (RAM) with all of the CC I have. It’s loads up at 3.4 GB (Just loading the world). If I try to play it, it crashes because The Sims 3 can’t read more than 3.4 to 3.7 GB of RAM.
    In a fresh Sims folder with no mods it works like a charm at just 2.4 GB of RAM usage. Thnq so much for this world!

  12. Sydnye

    My computer isn’t high end but it works..takes a long..time for things to load and it takes a while for my sim react to example if i choose for them to go to the bathroom it’ll take them a while to do so …i hope it isn’t like that in all custom worlds lol cause ima download a medium one

  13. Cece

    I love the world so much! There’s so much to choose from and so much to do! However I have a few problems. I downloaded the unpopulated version and when I moved a sim into a house they couldn’t go in because someone else lived there. I tried moving that family out but they wouldn’t move out. So I went to purchase the house again by clicking on the real estate button and it allowed me to do it, but the house still wasn’t mine. Also, when I click on the ground nothing comes up. No walk here or put baby down. I used the pet and clicked the ground and it worked. Not sure what happened there. Anyways, I just wanted to let you know there are a few problems, maybe it was my fault – not sure. Other than that I freaking love this town 🙂

  14. Emma

    I wish it would work but every time I try it crashes 🙁

  15. Emma

    It works if I don’t have mods and it’s super cool 🙂

  16. Luis

    I have a problem, I have been playing it for like 3 days, and yesterday, last I did was that one sim got back home after university, and I saved, I quit the game and went to bed.
    Today I want to start and when I try loading this specific game (after a couple of minutes loading the town) it says that there was an error with the town and I should restart the program. I did it twice and still have the same issue. I haven’t installed any mod or custom content since I installed this city, basically I installed the Supernatural EP and then Diesel SP and Movie SP, that was about the first day when I installed the town. And that’s about all the changes I made, before I installed the town I had the mods NRaas and Master Controller, plus one custom mansion.
    I have to say though, I had added some other mods since installing the town, like a guitars pack, and some hairstyles, but that was before last time I played the game, and didn’t have a problem with it.

  17. Luis

    I have a problem, I have been playing it for like 3 days, and yesterday, last I did was that one sim got back home after university, and I saved, I quit the game and went to bed.
    Today I want to start and when I try loading this specific game (after a couple of minutes loading the town) it says that there was an error with the town and I should restart the program. I did it twice and still have the same issue.

  18. tj

    where is the criminal hideout??

  19. darlingNikki

    My sims are unable to use computers in this town. There is an asterisk when I move my mouse over it but I can’t click on it. The problem is only with this town. Which is a shame because I love everything about this town.

  20. darlingNikki

    NM. I downloaded Master Controller and Story Progression from Nraas. Everything works fine now and I absolutely love this town

  21. Pineapplekins

    Hi! I downloaded it, but can’t install. It says I need a software update. I do have all the required expansion packs though.

    I really want to play on this world, anyone who could help me update my software (I have a cracked version, as well as all my expansions) I’d really be thankful!

    • admin

      Hi Pineapplekins,

      We do not condone cracked versions of the game. You will need to purchase a legal copy of the Sims 3 to receive updates from EA.

  22. Paige

    hello I downloaded this game before but I had taken it out due to bad CC, wasn’t sure if it came from alpine county or other worlds I had. but that’s besides the point. I got the bad cc out and now i’m trying to download the game again but the link isn’t working for either populated or unpopulated. my computer has just been updated yesterday and it wasn’t working then either. been at this for 3 days now. what can I do to get the game back?

  23. Soph

    Does it work without showtime and world adventures?

  24. PortiaRaven

    Hi! I’ve been playing this lovely town for a couple weeks now, and I would like to get rid of the fog in the homes around the cemetery. I have no idea how to do that though. I’ve already removed the fog emitters from the cemetery, but the homes nearby still experience this dense fog. How do I remove that? thanks in advance.

  25. KAM-Cee

    I absolutely ADORE this town. I play it all the time in my game, and as someone who regularly makes my own towns as a hobby, I have a deep appreciation for the amount of work that would have gone into this. The visual style of each area of the map is so distinct yet seamless, and it all blends together so well. I did have a question as to how it was made, but i’m not sure if this is the right place to ask? I’ve noticed that you’ve been able to get cars to drive through the gated community gates, as though there was a road within the lot. I was wondering how this was done? I find it fascinating, and I would love to use it in a world I’m making.

  26. Debz

    Download not working… please help

  27. Steph

    This is a beautiful world, but I wish there were hidden islands (from island paradise). I made a sim where thatwas her lifetime goal, before finding out she was doomed.

    Everything else is pretty great, though! Wish there were some supernatural NPCs, but the abandoned town idea is a really cool reason for there not to be.

  28. Anna

    The download dosent work 🙁

  29. Anya

    The sims3pack won’t work the launcher opens but then the window gets black and nothing gets installed’ could you please update the world or advise ?

  30. Nick

    Waaaaaaay too laggy. Also has a lot of routing errors.

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