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« Reply #400 on: October 19, 2010, 06:50:19 PM »
Joria, next time you move out uncheck the option to pack furniture. I'm not sure if it comes up in Edit Town mode, so you might have to move them out through the phone or computer.

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« Reply #401 on: October 19, 2010, 11:07:06 PM »
The furniture might actually still be in the house.  I had done that before when my sims kept moving and they would take the furniture. I went back to the house to put some stuff back in and imagine my surprise when I found the furniture there.  So, take a peek at the house and see if the stuff is still there.  If not, I tried, mayb it was a glitch or something.  Nice redo, I might have to give it a try.  Good luck.
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« Reply #402 on: October 20, 2010, 03:12:49 AM »
Thanks!  I'll check it out and see if the stuff is still there.  Meanwhile I'm working on Mosquito Cove now which actually is much easier than I thought it would be.  In this neighborhood of low priced starter homes, I really didn't want to make the houses I redo too grand.  If you do that, then where would folks with low to moderate income and those just starting out live?  Still they shouldn't live in squalor either.
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« Reply #403 on: October 21, 2010, 03:00:23 PM »
Solstice won the September building challenge with her fabulous entry which you can see here.

I like it so much I downloaded it, then placed it on a 60x60 lot in BB. Unfortunately, the game places it in the center of the lot, so I decided to rebuild it myself closer to the front of the lot. This also gave me a chance to play with color, which I love. I'm very pleased with how it turned out, so I want to share the exterior...with the credit for all cleverness and design going to Solstice. I learned a lot from this exercise.

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« Reply #404 on: October 23, 2010, 02:43:22 AM »
ooooo!  Very nice rebuild.  I love the landscaping and the car ports.
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« Reply #405 on: October 23, 2010, 01:40:02 PM »
ooooo!  Very nice rebuild.  I love the landscaping and the car ports.

Thanks. The carports were Solstice's idea. My Klepto Ghost Hunter stole 3 expensive sports cars, but a burgler came and stole one back. After that I added locked gates to the carports. Can't have evil types stealing her hard-earned klepto loot. :D

Oh, and the corner accents to the fence were inspired by you, Joria.
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« Reply #406 on: October 23, 2010, 02:31:19 PM »
Hmmmm.  The more I look, the more I see that I love.  The bridge over the stream, that really wonderful and complete play ground and picnic area.  This was really well thought out and put together.  Did you change the inside also?
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« Reply #407 on: October 23, 2010, 03:41:40 PM »
Yes, very much, spanish tile floors, bright colors. The pond is now stocked with deathfish, angelfish, vampire fish, and alley catfish too.
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« Reply #408 on: October 24, 2010, 02:33:19 PM »
Sounds like a great dynasty home to me!
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #409 on: October 30, 2010, 07:23:32 AM »
Remember that hut on the river where the rich stars houses are?  Well, this is an attempt at remodeling it.  I am not quite finished yet, but realized it is bigger than I wanted.  The new pool tool is awesome and I really like putting a pool in the house.  The room underneath the hot tub I closed in and I am not going to use it.  Was trying to figure out how to hide that contraption in the room under it.  I placed mirrors on the outside of the house, because mirrors do not break away when walls are partially down.  Now I do not see that silly thing when I am playing.  Sounded like a plan to me. lol :)

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« Reply #410 on: October 30, 2010, 09:08:35 AM »
That's an awesome house Saltypaws! I love the rooftop party zone. Its too bad the skyscrapers can't have these.

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« Reply #411 on: October 30, 2010, 12:06:20 PM »
The house sure looks different Diane and I love what you did to the pool.  I can just picture myself in it, then swimming under the water and looking out through windows.   ;D
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« Reply #412 on: November 02, 2010, 11:26:09 PM »
I love watching your projects develop, Joria. So much imagination and care goes into them.
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« Reply #413 on: November 03, 2010, 01:49:17 AM »
Were you asking if different families could live in each apartment, but play with them seperately?  We can't do that in this game, if that is the question, if it is not the question, maybe I need to go to bed and start over tomorrow, lol.  I wish that was the case, but that was the way it was in sims2, but you could not play them at the same time.  You could have four of your families in an apartment building, but it was just like a house, you had to go out of one and go into the other family.  They have not done that here.  As you noticed, all apartments are black holes except your sims apartment.  Maybe they will add that one day, but right now, it is fine with me.  I would not want to see this game like the other sims games, thank heavens. :D
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« Reply #414 on: November 03, 2010, 12:33:28 PM »
Were you asking if different families could live in each apartment, but play with them seperately?  We can't do that in this game, if that is the question, if it is not the question, maybe I need to go to bed and start over tomorrow, lol.  I wish that was the case, but that was the way it was in sims2, but you could not play them at the same time.  You could have four of your families in an apartment building, but it was just like a house, you had to go out of one and go into the other family.  They have not done that here.  As you noticed, all apartments are black holes except your sims apartment.  Maybe they will add that one day, but right now, it is fine with me.  I would not want to see this game like the other sims games, thank heavens. :D

No, I was just thinking it would be cool if different townies could just move in to the different apartments/flats within the same building that I set up.  I shudder at the thought of trying to play more than one family at a time!  It would be cool if a large band or something all moved in to the different flats/apartments in a building but from what I can see they wouldn't be able to because there is no way to price the apartments as such.
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« Reply #415 on: November 04, 2010, 02:07:47 AM »
I've tried doing the reverse, putting Bridgeport buildings in SV.  It really doesn't work well.  You cannot do anymore with them in SV than in Bridgeport and if they are on a lot that gets all distorted because of uneven terrain, you cannot fix the terrain.  Anyway I couldn't figure out a way to do it.  Just and FYI
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« Reply #416 on: November 10, 2010, 08:41:23 PM »
Hiya! Just finished skimming over this thread, and now my downloads panel is fuller than it has ever been before! Some of these houses are just spectacular (I'm lookin' at you, TommyT), it's awesome seeing what everyone else has come up with and all. I seriously suck at building houses with more than one bedroom, but thanks to this thread I now have enough of those to last me a lifetime and a lot of inspiration for building them myself  :). But hey, in case anyone's interested in my tiny, poky little houses, here's my latest. I'd love some feedback.

Presenting: The Mixologist's Residence, named as such to justify the party/bar area at the back. One bedroom, one bathroom, and very little else.
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OK, tiny as it is I was actually pretty proud of it  :D. It's only 20x30 so there isn't that much space to work with, and I guess the carport could be converted into an extension in a pinch. The only store content is the free stuff, like the planter out the front from the Twizy set.

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« Reply #417 on: November 10, 2010, 10:37:14 PM »
That is an awesome little house Ausette!  Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #418 on: November 10, 2010, 11:07:12 PM »
I love your house Ausette! The outside in particular is just so fresh and interesting!

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« Reply #419 on: November 11, 2010, 12:11:20 AM »
Squeeeee, thank you  ;D. I'm a sucker for a compliment.

Oh and Joria, I love what you're doing to Bridgeport! That's a huge remodelling job you've taken on there. I can't wait to see the city when you're done :).

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« Reply #420 on: November 11, 2010, 10:07:13 AM »
Wow, that house looks really cool. I'm trying to figure out in my head how it all fits together from the screenshots, but I'm just gonna have to download it, I think.

Very nice job! Fun and funky house!
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« Reply #421 on: November 11, 2010, 10:53:37 AM »
Love that house, Ausette!  It's so modern and hip.  Love the way you did the wood flooring upstairs so that the planks go around the room.  Very creative!

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« Reply #422 on: November 11, 2010, 08:21:42 PM »
The front of the house is so pleasing to look at and there is still lots of room to put things.  I am going to download it and add it to one of my games in Riverview.  I know just the Sim couple I am going to move into it too.  Thanks for sharing your creation with us Ausette!  ;D
   
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« Reply #423 on: November 12, 2010, 12:00:11 PM »
I like your house Ausette!  I am definitely downloading it! 

When you want to add more room or rooms, don't forget you can go underground and up on the roof!  Even the smallest lot can accommodate a house.  Hmmm, I feel a personal challenge about to strike.  Build a livable house on the 10x10 lot you can place from Edit town.
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« Reply #424 on: November 12, 2010, 12:07:26 PM »
That's a good one, Ausette!  Late night brought so many great tools to build awesome modern homes, the fountains out front are way cool.  The color choice on pretty much every aspect of the house is spot-on and I like the use of placefriezes on to really seal the deal :)