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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #425 on: November 12, 2010, 01:33:26 PM »
Haven't seen much from you lately TommyT! Any pics of some houses you can show us?  :P
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« Reply #426 on: November 12, 2010, 06:13:21 PM »
I know I feel bad that I haven't been very active lately.  Different games, new work schedule, new lady friend, just got over a week long cold, ugh lol.  I'm hoping to submit a monster house for the building contest this month!



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« Reply #427 on: November 12, 2010, 07:25:25 PM »
I'm hoping to submit a monster house for the building contest this month!

A house for monsters, or a big house?  :D Oh, and grats on the girl!
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« Reply #428 on: November 12, 2010, 07:42:25 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. 
Yeah, the house really came about because I wanted to play around with the new tools. I think I ended up using fountains, platforms and half walls. I can't wait until I play the game itself, I'm really looking forward to seeing what the professionals have done for the clubs and houses.

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.
Way ahead of ya! They're fantastic for squeezing into awesome locations like on hills or next to workplaces. This is Tiny Towers, 10x10 lot, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, all above ground.


It's in my studio, but I'm too embarrassed to link it because I just playtested it and one of the showers doesn't route properly.  :-\

A house for monsters, or a big house?  :D

Now that I'd like to see! :D

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #429 on: November 12, 2010, 10:09:27 PM »
The best laid plans are often spoiled by playtesting.  ;D Been there, done that! However, both of these houses are very, very creative. Awesome work, Ausette.

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« Reply #430 on: November 13, 2010, 12:19:43 PM »
A house for monsters, or a big house?  :D Oh, and grats on the girl!

Hah!  We'll just have to wait - and thanks!

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« Reply #431 on: November 14, 2010, 05:12:44 PM »
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 :).

Well, you are going to have a looooong wait.  lol  My game was going slow so stupid cleaned things up and.....yep, deleted BP and pretty much all the cool stuff I'd been doing everywhere~!  I was so ticked at myself when I went in to work on it and realized what I had done.  I really must NOT delete in the wee hours of the morning, I get into all kinds of trouble then with my brain on autopilot who failed flight school.

On a better note.  I built an up and down 10x10 lot.  Man!  You can really build an awesome house that way, including with a rooftop garden!  Hmmm, Aria are you reading?  Sounds like a build contest to me!  Wow.  That could be a fun one!
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #432 on: November 16, 2010, 09:53:43 PM »
I just finished a huge project -- a community-style garden featuring every plant in the game (including the ones that came with WA and LN), all of perfect quality:

It took quite a bit of work, especially the archway in the front; and, of course, getting all the plants to perfect quality level.  XD

You can download it here:  http://sweethijinks.blogspot.com/2010/11/beautiful-vista-city-garden.html

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« Reply #433 on: November 16, 2010, 10:09:12 PM »
That's really beautiful! Be sure to post it in the Community Garden Thread so others can find it!
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« Reply #434 on: November 16, 2010, 10:34:20 PM »
That's really beautiful! Be sure to post it in the Community Garden Thread so others can find it!

Just did!  Thanks, LlamaMama!  :D

Quick question to any mods out there: may I post a link to download this lot on my Sims 3 blog, since I have no CC there that I did not make myself, no mods, and no adult content?  I would just throw it up on the Exchange, but I personally believe that the Exchange does not encourage creativity but laziness and the stealing of other people's content, and so don't want to put anything I've made on it. 

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« Reply #435 on: November 16, 2010, 11:07:08 PM »
You made your own CC?
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« Reply #436 on: November 16, 2010, 11:17:33 PM »
You made your own CC?

I don't use CC.  Like, ever.  If I use anything that didn't come with the game, it came from the store.  I might use CC in screenshots, in the future (for clothing, that sort of thing), but I don't like including something for download that has CC required.

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« Reply #437 on: November 17, 2010, 01:27:24 AM »
I have no CC there that I did not make myself, no mods, and no adult content

I misunderstood. Your link is broken, btw. We can't view the picture anymore.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #438 on: November 17, 2010, 01:50:33 AM »
Quick question to any mods out there: may I post a link to download this lot on my Sims 3 blog, since I have no CC there that I did not make myself, no mods, and no adult content?  I would just throw it up on the Exchange, but I personally believe that the Exchange does not encourage creativity but laziness and the stealing of other people's content, and so don't want to put anything I've made on it. 

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #439 on: November 17, 2010, 04:51:33 AM »
Why hello, I've decided to show you all a house I'm decently proud of. I'm sorry about the repeated patterns. I just like them. Be prepared for this style ALOT.




Tada! The exterior of this house. I like it.  :)


I will be giving you a tour from the bottom-most floor,  to the top.



The basement. Just the butler's tiny room, and some Late Night content. Also a mini gym.



The next basement which I randomly made. It's the TV area, the vampire's bedroom, and 2 bathrooms, both identical. All the bathrooms are identical because I got bored recolouring them.



The entrance level. It has the kitchen, dining, and piano room. As well as yet another bathroom, and stairs leading up to the living quarters. The swimming pool is on the left hand side.



The top level. Extremely identical bedrooms, and two boring bathrooms.


As you can see, it's not brilliant, but the colours are nice and I like it. The simplicity of it is nice.  :)

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #440 on: November 17, 2010, 01:33:58 PM »
Very nice!

I really like when each floor has a purpose: sleeping floor, activity floor, etc. At least for me, play wise, makes it easy to know where to "go" to assign tasks to folks.

Looks very nicely laid out, and I like the clean simple color scheme. I do the same thing with bathrooms, get bored and just make them all the same.
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« Reply #441 on: November 18, 2010, 12:05:21 AM »
Very nice!

I really like when each floor has a purpose: sleeping floor, activity floor, etc. At least for me, play wise, makes it easy to know where to "go" to assign tasks to folks.

Looks very nicely laid out, and I like the clean simple color scheme. I do the same thing with bathrooms, get bored and just make them all the same.

Awh, thanks!  ;D
I spent so much time on the exterior I got bored and rushed the interior.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #442 on: November 18, 2010, 06:34:14 PM »
I LOVE it!  I struggle with a modern look to a house yet you have done so with style!  Are you going to upload it so we can all share?
It really is an awesome house.  What size lot did you use?
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« Reply #443 on: November 19, 2010, 12:02:01 AM »
I LOVE it!  I struggle with a modern look to a house yet you have done so with style!  Are you going to upload it so we can all share?
It really is an awesome house.  What size lot did you use?

Thanks heaps! Modern for me is easy but traditional is really hard. I don't think I'm gonna upload it because I haven't playtested yet and I THINK I have one thing of custom content in it.

I can't remember the lot size.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #444 on: November 27, 2010, 03:24:47 AM »
Heres some pictures of my two newest houses, hope you like them.  ;D

The front of house number 1...





The first floor...





The second floor...





The front of house number 2...





And inside...





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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #445 on: November 27, 2010, 12:36:49 PM »
I really like the interior angles in the first house! Gives it a twist.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #446 on: November 29, 2010, 12:51:42 PM »
House number one looks like it might be very small from the outside front view but then when you see inside you see it has all the conveniences not to mention a great view!  Good for that beautiful vista moodlet.  House number two is very unusual but I love it.  What a cool idea to build a house around a great play ground for the family.
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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #447 on: December 03, 2010, 08:59:52 PM »
I'm not really good at building but I've been told I should become a professional interior decorator.  ;D Here is one of my latest works of art. Well the inside that is.

Front Daytime


Back Daytime


First Floor Daytime


Second Floor Daytime


Roof


Here's the link to download it at the exchange:
http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3461329

I have some other homes I'm working on at the moment but I needed a break from them. Making the inside of a house beautiful is a long and exhausting process. ;)
Now to go get a snack. My mom made a cake!  :D

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« Reply #448 on: December 05, 2010, 11:34:19 AM »
Here's another house I built. I have been playing around with this idea for a while. The whole underwater room thing. Except I'm going for a whole house underwater. This is just my first attempt at it.


The outside view.


General View Daytime
Here you can see all the necessities a sim needs.


General View Nighttime


Zoom in of Living Room/Office Area/Bathroom


Zoom in of Bedroom

The whole goal is to eventually get a three or four person family to live underwater. And maybe if possible get multiple floors and gardens as well. But for now this is good enough. I haven't play tested this yet so I'm not sure if a sim could actually live here. I'm sure they can but I should probably test it. If anyone wants to test it for me go right ahead, but it will cost your sims a pretty penny at $76K. Another kink I have to work out.

Here's the link for download anyway:
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I look forward to hearing what everyone has to say. I'm open for criticism.

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Re: The Official Building/Remodeling Showboat Thread
« Reply #449 on: December 05, 2010, 05:43:45 PM »
@ Shenice: That is a fabulous concept - living surrounded by water! What would be the icing on the cake, so to speak, for me is of Sims can actually swim in the pool, for which I don't see why they couldn't. Really, really neat idea!

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