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« Reply #225 on: August 10, 2010, 11:56:22 AM »
Nice house Danefaith.  I just love it when you guys post your houses. 

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« Reply #226 on: August 12, 2010, 08:04:39 AM »
I'd like to report on danefaith's tomb that he posted on here a while ago. Not sure if anyone else played it, but I thought it deserved a review. I had a problem or 2, but that is simply because of the wonderful uniqueness of the tomb, and I forgot something I should have remembered lol. I think it's very original and creative. My only critique would be it has a lot of keystones. But it all worked together well and I think the special items that need to be used are a great idea - I haven't seen them in a tomb before. **** (out of 5) :)



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« Reply #227 on: August 12, 2010, 03:38:12 PM »
I get what you mean by too many keystones, I could probably mix it up a little.  Although pushable statues might look a little... unfitting.  Lol.

Thanks though, glad you found your way through the key concept, and enjoyed it!  I might tweak it a bit for variety, I'll let you know if I ever reload it, or if I make any others.


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« Reply #228 on: August 12, 2010, 11:00:14 PM »
An established rose garden at the front with an old fountain

I keep coming back to look at this beautiful courtyard, but I can't figure out what kind of wall was used to make the fountain. Does anyone know?
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« Reply #229 on: August 12, 2010, 11:18:50 PM »
Oh! Sorry, thank you so much for the kind offer. I must have missed that.

I'm just trying to puzzle out the process used to make a fountain. I haven't found a tutorial or hints anywhere. I do see that a fountain tool is coming up in the next expansion though.
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« Reply #230 on: August 12, 2010, 11:26:34 PM »
See how closely I've browsed the decorations and sculptures option? Sorry to confuse you. I'll have to go take a look at what else is there, that I've missed. :D This is exactly why it's so great to have these picture threads!

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« Reply #231 on: August 13, 2010, 05:18:22 AM »
A fountain tool? Why not something useful like being able to recolour chimneys!  :-\
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« Reply #232 on: August 13, 2010, 07:09:47 AM »
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« Reply #233 on: August 13, 2010, 08:10:10 AM »
That's why often in my builds, I remove the stacks and just leave the top bit sticking up on top of the roof. The less of it I see, the better. I only ever allow the whole stack if I'm building a brick home, which is rarely... and rarer still, an orange one at that !

I often enclose them in walls. But yes, it would be so good if we could recolour them.
I'm still working on my mega house. I'm happy with most of what I've done so far, but the couple of rooms I'm trying to make look very old expensive I am not that pleased with the effect. Anyway, I'll show you all when I'm done. :)

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« Reply #234 on: August 13, 2010, 08:51:08 AM »
Check your personal messages samoht

Thanks for the link to the tutorial Twinmum!  ;) That was a really helpful tutorial, maybe you should make a thread with your own instructions. As that site does have mods, well they did for S2.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #235 on: August 13, 2010, 09:32:21 AM »
I made this house for my sim and I wanted to show you guys (it's thunderstorming here, or so I think) since I have nothing better to do. Here's the house:

Here's the outside of the house:


Here's the inside:

Ignore the sleeping man in the background. He's renting the house and he still owes me rent)

So what do you guys think?
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« Reply #236 on: August 13, 2010, 10:22:49 AM »
On first impressions - It Needs colour!  ;)
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« Reply #237 on: August 13, 2010, 10:36:58 AM »
And that tile floor throughout looks cold, maybe some floor mats or at least fluffy slippers  ;D
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #238 on: August 13, 2010, 11:47:55 AM »
@Solstice *sigh* I guess some people can't really see red on a white background (Phoenix Wright Joke). I suppose I can add a little color inside. The houses colors are based on my own house (white tile floor and white walls, don't worry I've got used to it).
I'll use this advice when I'm making a scientist or doctors house (or maybe a DNA Specialist).

@Twinium Maybe that matches my "dark" side? Who knows? I'll try to work on that "cottage" feel once I get enough money or when I decided to evict him out of his house.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #239 on: August 13, 2010, 12:28:48 PM »
Even in real life (and the type of environment you currently live in), I'm sure your walls and floors are not that stark white ? They must be a little off-white, no ? ;) But hey, you don't have to do anything you don't want to do with your houses, all we gave are suggestions, but of course in the end, it's up to you how you want to do it. ;D

As for the lab/scientific scene idea, yeh totally go for it !! I'm a fan of labs and the clinical look of labs myself... as I am as equally fond of old houses and decaying stuff.

I suppose i'll try it out.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #240 on: August 13, 2010, 01:49:02 PM »
@MasterSiwel:  I think it's a good house.  It's got a nice layout and plenty of room to walk through the house with the double hallways.  The white on white is unique and I think it will look pretty cool with paintings (I see an easel) and then maybe some plants as your Sim makes a little money.  The very back of the house has a perfect spot for a back door for when you're ready to have a patio, grill, etc.  Good job, MasterSiwel.  :)
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #241 on: August 13, 2010, 02:08:51 PM »
@MasterSiwel:  I think it's a good house.  It's got a nice layout and plenty of room to walk through the house with the double hallways.  The white on white is unique and I think it will look pretty cool with paintings (I see an easel) and then maybe some plants as your Sim makes a little money.  The very back of the house has a perfect spot for a back door for when you're ready to have a patio, grill, etc.  Good job, MasterSiwel.  :)

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #242 on: August 13, 2010, 05:46:16 PM »
I just want to let everyone know how great the house is that Samoht built for me.  The primary colors are bright and unusual, true, but they really do work well with that design.  There's lots of glass and starkness, which I think looks great.  The reds are dramatic for the Master bedroom and playful in the nursery.  Bright solid walls with white furniture in the living areas is a bold modern statement that I love.  The layout is fantastic and it has a courtyard in the middle where the house wraps around it.  I added picnic tables there, and put a pool where the smaller vegetable garden was.  It's just a really cool house.  Thanks again, Thomas! 

Between this one and the one that TommyT built, I'm practically giddy!  I've got both of them placed in my current neighborhood and haven't decided yet exactly who is going to live in them.  Oh, another thing...  I was missing some furniture that TommyT had placed in the house.  I bought the Ultra Lounge living and bedroom sets a few days ago, which is what the house has in it that I was missing.  The game had substituted other furniture in its place.  But now!  Oh my!  It's even better than I realized.  Thank you, TommyT!
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« Reply #243 on: August 13, 2010, 06:28:06 PM »
Glad you like it!  Sorry I thought you had the Ultra Lounge set Pam, which is why I tried to use it extensively lol. 

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« Reply #244 on: August 13, 2010, 06:50:18 PM »
I kind of had an artistic insanity moment when painting that house!  :D Good to know you liked it!  :)
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« Reply #245 on: August 13, 2010, 07:14:52 PM »
Glad you like it!  Sorry I thought you had the Ultra Lounge set Pam, which is why I tried to use it extensively lol. 

I had Ultra Lounge everything else:  teens room, kitchen, bath.  I just didn't have the living/dining.  But I do now!!
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #246 on: August 13, 2010, 08:36:23 PM »
Hey Everyone!

I just read this thread from pages 1 to 27 (at this moment), and I really wanted to express how very, very nice so many of these homes are.

If I point out any single instance of a style or design I appreciated, I feel I'd be unnecessarily unkind to those who spent to the time to upload their pictures, or made their designs available for download/comments.

Very nice stuff, folks! :D

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #247 on: August 14, 2010, 06:36:06 AM »
Alright I built my new house. It's called Java Joe. And here it is:







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« Reply #248 on: August 14, 2010, 07:29:19 AM »
Nice small hovel! Wow, I like it.

But are you done with it? I miss a pond (with bridge across) and some tree/bushes and stones around it. And a quiet spot with a bench :)

I'm a cozy type of girl, I guess. ;)

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« Reply #249 on: August 14, 2010, 07:30:38 AM »
Nice small hovel! wow :D i like it

But are u done with it? I miss a pond (with bridge across) and some tree/bushes and stones around it. and a quit spot with bench :)

im a cosy type of girl i guess ;)

Actually this is supposed to be a "coffee lovers" home. I already put bushes in there and I think I'll put a bench on their someday. Right now I want to keep on making houses so that I can get better at making them.
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