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I’ve downloaded Matkoosie with the intention of making it into a sleepy coastal Maine college town. (Want to replace the military base area with a college my sims can attend in their homeworld.) How do I use CAW to do that? Or do I need to?
It depends on if you want to change the roads/lot sizes up in the military area or not. You can delete the military base in World Editor, and possibly remove some lots and replace them with differently-sized ones, if they fit (though this doesn’t always work, for whatever reason, so make sure you save first, because World Editor doesn’t have an Undo button).
If you want to add more roads or rearrange the lots in any way, you will need to take the world into CAW. You can find instructions for editing premade worlds at Mod the Sims (I believe I used the “Original Method”). Make sure you have the latest versions of both CAW and S3PE.
The instructions may seem a little intimidating if you’ve never used S3PE, but it’s really not bad at all. I’m not a very technical person, and I was able to do it with no issues. CAW itself, on the other hand, can be a pain in the heiney, but there are a ton of resources out there for it you run into trouble (like these CAW tutorials on the Sims Wiki).
Best of luck whatever you decide to do! “Sleepy coastal college town” sounds awesome. :)