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Re: Building Contests 2013: Rules and Instructions
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2013, 02:16:21 AM »
Ohhhhh, it's the lot cost! Is that what they meant when it says use that number not the lot price? That confused me so much! Okay thanks Vinyl (and Gogo and Decima too, thanks guys ;D)
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Re: Building Contests 2013: Rules and Instructions
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2013, 03:35:30 AM »
I understand that it depreciates if you Live Mode/playtest it. I already saved it to the Library, but it looked like as soon as I went from Build/Buy to Edit Town it already depreciated, so I'm afraid if I go back to my saved lot it will have depreciated and I don't want to cheat.

Ther's quite often a difference anyway.  The price it shows as you're building isn't necessarily right: Twinmum found that it charges you twice for corner counters, for instance.  When you save a house to the library and place it again, the price gets corrected.



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Re: Building Contests 2013: Rules and Instructions
« Reply #27 on: March 06, 2013, 06:14:56 PM »
When people post "no CC or store content" in their list of expansion packs, is that suggested? Cause it's kinda in the rules already. Thanks for clarifying!

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Re: Building Contests 2013: Rules and Instructions
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2013, 03:23:21 PM »
When people post "no CC or store content" in their list of expansion packs, is that suggested? Cause it's kinda in the rules already. Thanks for clarifying!

It is not required but it can be an idea to get into the habit if you upload regularly to the swap shop.  :)
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Re: Building Contests 2013: Rules and Instructions
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2013, 07:16:46 PM »

Entry Rules:

  • All Apartment Markers are Banned: Hidden Room Markers and Level Skip Markers etc, unless a contest specifically allows them.

Please observe the above rule addition. This is due to a dramatic decrease in lot value that can be used to a builders advantage. If there is an Apartment Contest you will most likely be allowed to use these markers, however unless it does not say you can - you can't. If you want to make sure it was not a mistake that we have not allowed the use of these markers do PM us to check.

If anyone is curious, my testing showed a reduction in the value of a build by 50,000 on using both of these markers, it appears they wipe the cost of the exterior due to the new apartment status gained by using the markers.
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Re: Building Contests 2013: Rules and Instructions
« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2013, 02:26:19 PM »
Rule Update: The following new rules have been added:

  • You may use content from a Store World once it goes Retail in Stores, so far only: Barnacle Bay, Hidden Springs and Monte Vista.
  • You may build on Houseboats, as long as the Lot Size Requirements are met.
  • Blueprint Mode is Banned.
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Re: Building Contests 2013: Rules and Instructions
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2013, 08:16:58 AM »
Hey there

May I just clarify one of the rules please?

"Custom Patterns from the Swap Shop and the Official Exchange are allowed, as long as a download link and credit is given to the original creator of the pattern. Patterns from other websites may not be used."

Does this mean patterns created using the CAP tool and ONLY the default patterns within that tool, or can I use some of my own patterns where I've imported patterns from google images and made into a Sims 3 pattern and uploaded to the Exchange?

EG: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=7304575
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Re: Building Contests 2013: Rules and Instructions
« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2013, 06:08:55 AM »
As long as CAP Tool was used it's fine. For the Exchange it has to use the Tool and likewise for the Swap Shop.  :)
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Re: Building Contests 2013: Rules and Instructions
« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2013, 11:24:21 AM »
As long as CAP Tool was used it's fine. For the Exchange it has to use the Tool and likewise for the Swap Shop.  :)

Great, thanks for that. I've been avoiding using my patterns in contest builds because I didn't think they were allowed. I should have read the rules more closely ;)
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