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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #475 on: December 09, 2010, 09:52:46 PM »
Joria: Back, maybe around when Fast Lane came out I had a registry error that prevented me from updating the game...  I didn't know how to tackle it, and pretty much gave up on it as the school semester began.  thus I've neglected P&C.  :(  

...Well, semester's finished so I decided I'd give the sucker another shot at correcting that registry error and it's all fixed!

And lol, JUST got done furnishing and updated the pics to show.  Kind of a run of the mill modern furnishing but I'm pretty fond of how the living room came out.  So excuse me while I stop running my yap and get to uploading this'un.  :P

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #476 on: December 09, 2010, 09:59:53 PM »
danefaith: Fantastic! I didn't think there would be many others who liked to build modern style homes. Not many people seems to like building them, which is understandable. They can be quite a pain to get them looking right. A lot of cheats are usually needed and I have found that you also need to know how to use the cheats to their full potential to be able to get modern houses to look right.

Also, love the look of your beach front house. Especially with the pool area and deck. It looks like it would have a great view of the beach!

Joria: Actually, most of the windows and a few of the wall and floor patterns are 3rd party CC. I can't afford to by the Sims3 store things. I've found they are just too expensive for what they are, so I don't have any items from the store in my game. I know that with the windows the store has windows like that now, but yeah. I'm glad you like it!

I generally only make houses that I would actually live in in real life. So, I suppose, because of my tastes, they are usually modern style, but with a nice homey feel to them. =P

Pam & Joria: I'll see what I can do to make it so I can upload it then. :)

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #477 on: December 09, 2010, 10:07:25 PM »
This is no big deal but I'd promised a new member I'd post pics of my modified outdoor living home.  The first pic is a bird's eye view of the entire lot.  The light tan colored area is flooring I put on top of what would normally be a second floor, using a pillar I moved around to get the ability to do that.  I later used two posts as well as the top of the only actual room, (bathroom), to hold it up.  You really don't need to keep the posts but it looked weird to my eyes just hanging in midair without them.




Here's the "house".  I used fairly cheap items, but I did not want any bad moodlets, so I placed a floor, some el cheapo plants and decorations, painted the potty room inside and out and called it good.  I also used top of the line stove and frig as my Sim is also a cook and that nasty, "tastes like fridge" was not for her.  I gave her a good, single bed.  Not the best but good enough to guarantee a good night's rest.  She also needed the second best tv for skilling/entertainment.  Being a cheap skate is not as fulfilling in some ways as using salvaged goods but since we can't salvage now what I did has worked out just fine.  I also opted for a more patio/room feel by partially enclosing the rooms with brick fencing which is a lot cheaper than half walls, is the same height, and looks pretty good.








Edit:  there are actually a lot of modern house builders on here.  As for me, I love the look but totally fail at building them.  They always wind up looking modern on the outside and very, very cluttered and "gramma's kitchen" on the inside!  Now, you give me a castle to decorate and I'm your woman. lol  (Pam is too.  She makes the most wonderful houses and interior designs)
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #478 on: December 09, 2010, 10:26:10 PM »
@Tayena

Your house is gorgeous. I would love to download it for my Sims to use.

@Danefaith

I too find myself building more modern houses. I think there is something wrong with me because every time I try and do something more traditional it ends up completely modern or some other theme that's not traditional. Maybe it's because I live in a really modern house or maybe it has something to do with my love for the combination of black and white with random color pops everywhere. I don't know. Maybe I should see a specialist.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #479 on: December 09, 2010, 10:42:34 PM »
Here's the exchange link for the fully furnished Monochrome Marina.  Hope you enjoy!

http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3485561#


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #480 on: December 09, 2010, 10:47:45 PM »
@Tayena:

As much as I love your house, if it really does have 3rd party CC in it, we can't host the link here.  I'm really sorry.  It's just against our rules.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #481 on: December 09, 2010, 10:52:21 PM »
Pam: Is that if I was to upload it to the exchange? From my understanding though, pictures of houses with 3rd party CC are alright, but just not links to uploads of them. If that is the case, then that is alright. I will remove and replace all the 3rd party CC with EA CC before I upload it to the exchange. I just have to spend quite a bit in the store first, lol.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #482 on: December 10, 2010, 12:43:07 AM »
Pictures of third party CC are fine, but to have a link here it has to be completely free of it.  Our members rely on us only hosting links that are clean of potentially harmful third party CC.  I'm not asking you to spend money or anything.  It's just that I can't allow a link.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #483 on: December 10, 2010, 01:43:17 AM »
Tayena & Danefaith: I love both your houses. Danefaith - I particularly like your pool area with the windowed walls and the sand. Tayena - I love the trees and the living room and basement especially.

Tayena - have you seen the free stuff thread? There's heaps of free items at the shop, plus there's an offer now that if you post on facebook or something (it's explained on the thread), you might get given items on your wishlist. So if you had a small wishlist with just items that you need for the houses, who knows you might get some :)

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #484 on: December 14, 2010, 07:42:00 PM »
I have another house to show everyone. This one took me a while because there were so many interruptions, school being the biggest (and most annoying) one of them.


This is the front view from which you can kind of see a two car fenced in parking area.


Here you can see the two bedrooms with shared pink and blue bathroom. There's a little office area by the left staircase and there's and easel by the right staircase.


Second floor where the kitchen and second bathroom are. There are two decks in the front and back of the house both accessible from this floor only.


First floor entry way with koi pond underneath. Staircase leading to sunken living room with a small office area and bookcase.


And a zoom in of the entryway.

This house is available at the exchange here:
http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3504253

Hope you enjoy! ;D

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #485 on: December 14, 2010, 08:48:02 PM »
The building would have interesting implications as a living environment.  Very conjoined, yet distinctly private.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #486 on: December 14, 2010, 10:25:40 PM »
Just want to let everyone know that we have a brand new free in-house image hosting service!  Anyone who is a member of this Forum can use it to host Sims 3 images that you use in posts here.  It's working great so far and means there will be no more thumbnail sized images in your posts.  Very exciting step for us!  :D
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #487 on: December 16, 2010, 05:02:38 PM »
Wonderful, Shenice!  Downloaded it and used their thingie for "liked it". 
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #488 on: December 16, 2010, 07:10:35 PM »
Thanks Joria! That means a lot to me. :D

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #489 on: December 18, 2010, 08:54:05 PM »
I made a mansion  it has an outdoor sitting area, a garage, a main house and guest house. sorry no pics.
I TRIED to make the White House but my game crashed :(

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #490 on: December 19, 2010, 07:14:00 PM »
Wow, this was a fun build.  I normally build small one bedroom or two bedroom modern homes; today I ended up churning out a country inspired McMansion able to house a full eight!







You can pick it up here if you'd like.  fyi: the red and green torches in the basement are triggers, which open and close the door to the collectiom rooms.


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #491 on: December 19, 2010, 07:41:26 PM »
I love it danefaith! It's beautiful.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #492 on: December 19, 2010, 07:46:53 PM »
Thanks!  I'm really happy with how the landscaping and nectary turned out, especially, although I might go back and make some ground texture touch ups.

The roof could use some work, but if there's anything that drives me insane it's roofing, so, I've learned to just accept defeat in that area.  :D


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #493 on: December 22, 2010, 03:02:27 PM »
I'm with you on the roofing danefaith. I usually just throw a flat roof on my more complex houses and call it a day. I absolutely can not figure out roofing. It gives me a major headache. :(

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #494 on: December 23, 2010, 03:26:00 PM »
Hello everyone! As you can see I'm new to the forum, as well as to Sims 3. I've played a few of the previous versions but since I never owned my own copy I never delved too deeply. Now that I've snagged the newest version I'm glad I did. I read through all 50 pages and was amazed at all the different styles and interpretations everyone has! Everyone makes such beautiful homes, I know I will definitely learn a thing or two. Well here is my first attempt at home building. This is a modern style mansion for my Rock Star sim. It boasts 3 stories and a basement as well as 2 pools. Glad I read the rules so I will stick to 5 pics but there is definitely too much to show. This baby cost a whopping $300k unfurnished and almost $1mill fully furnished, don't worry though the bills only cost $9k. Heck, after reading all the walkthroughs I'm fairly certain only a musician or a painter could afford the place. Unless you have a huge family, maybe use this as a dynasty house.

The First Floor: Starting at the top right corner and going clockwise. Sitting Room-Bathroom-Display Room-Office-Display Room-Foyer-Kitchen-Dining Room-Bar-Bathroom-Great Hall- And a pool in the center.


Second Floor: Laundry Room-Master Bath-Master Bedroom-Outdoor Entertaining Area-Pool Viewing Room- Junior Master Bedroom-Jr. Master Bath-Mother In-Law Suite-Full Bath-Great Hall


Third Floor: Patio-Bathroom-Artist Studio-2nd Pool-Bedroom-Full Bath-Shared Balcony-Bedroom-Full Bath- Great Hall


Basement: My pride and joy! Gym-Recording Studio-Bathroom-Kitchenette-Arcade-Night Club (Full Bar, Dance Floor, Stage)-Night Club Bathrooms- And windows in the center the allow you to view swimming sims.


Front View: The Rocker Mansion in all its glory!


I'm am open to any and all constructive criticism. This house is not available on The Exchange yet, not sure if I'm going to. All content is included in the main expansion packs, I'm sure someone could go wild with more content from the store. The four pillars surrounding the main pool are covered in glass it gives it a great look. I have since added a gate closer to the mailbox and trashcan to better facilitate the butler's recycling efforts.  ;)

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #495 on: December 23, 2010, 06:52:01 PM »
I'm particularly fond of the wood flooring arrangement in the master bedroom and the exterior shape of the building.  The copious carpets is an interesting motif that leaves the house with a distinct personality. 


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« Reply #496 on: December 23, 2010, 07:49:33 PM »
That's a really cool house! I especially like the open floor plan and use of windows, it comes together as a very modern-looking house. I'm terrible at building larger ones and I'd love to download it if you decide to put it on the exchange, great job!

On a side note, I'm working on something that I hope to upload after Christmas, and I'll post it on here when I do. It's a 20 x 30 apartment block with three self-sufficient, differently themed flats, as well as communal lobby, laundry and rooftop area. I need Ambitions content to fully finish it, so now I'm just filling in the details intil Christmas. Here's a preview:


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #497 on: December 23, 2010, 08:16:54 PM »
I'm the same way!  Waiting impatiently for my chance to toy around in Late Night.  :D


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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #498 on: December 23, 2010, 10:27:11 PM »
@ Ausette Great apartment building! It looks like something you'd see in Miami overlooking south beach. I promise to put my house on the exchange if you will put this up when it's done. I can see a few families I'd like to put in there.
@ Danefaith Thanks for kind words. I've saw quite a few of your houses perusing this thread and I must say your are quite the architect. I wish I had WA so I could play with those traps that you stick in the basement. The back yard of the house before last was truly impressive and gave me quite a few ideas.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #499 on: December 23, 2010, 10:57:19 PM »
I'm flattered you'd find it inspirational.  :D

But yeah, I'm definitely an advocate of WA!  Nothing's quite as satisfying as building a vineyard and winery or a private museum into your homes.


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