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Which were your three favourite entries?

Swirl-Girl - Mama Maddie's Motel
3 (5%)
Gulliver the cat! - The Pharoah's Hotel
7 (11.7%)
Ladybug53 - Pharaoh's Desert Inn
3 (5%)
Cerelove - Callesty Beach Hotel & Resort
3 (5%)
Edward Huang - Shang Simla Mountain Resort
3 (5%)
Shaunta - Remy Blu Hotel
9 (15%)
Chuckles_82 - Cubeacious
12 (20%)
Vinyl - La Ficelle Jaune
12 (20%)
Gogowars329 - French Retreat
3 (5%)
Odinsdottir - Madame Esmeralda's Inn
5 (8.3%)

Total Members Voted: 19

Voting closed: May 15, 2013, 06:30:58 AM

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Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« on: March 23, 2013, 10:44:11 AM »



Building Contests 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases


The Task:
Tired of the normal, overly cheap Base Camps of France, Egypt and China? Now is your chance to spend some money on making some far better ones! No longer will the weary adventurers have to sleep in tacky tents and bad beds. It's time for luxury!



Additional Information:
If you do not own World Adventures you can create a residential lot to suit the task but for one of the EA Worlds, pretending it is a holiday hotel or base camp for that town: for example a beach resort style building for Sunlit Tides.


Entry Specifications:
  • Lot Type: Residential or Base Camp
  • Lot Size: 20x20 and Above
  • Budget: $85,000
  • Content Restrictions: There are no additional content restrictions.
  • Number of Bed Spaces: Minimum of 10
  • Other Specifications:
    • Themed for your World of choice
    • Communal Living
    • Facilities to cater for all needs
  • Optional Specifications:
    • Suitable Skill Items
    • Best Furnishings


Contest Start Date: Sunday, 21 April - 12:00am
Contest End Date: Saturday, 4 May - 11:59pm


For instructions on how to enter the Contests follow this link.


Only post in this thread if you are posting an entry or you are asking a question, we would prefer however if questions were PMed to us. If you have any questions please PM the Contest Team: samoht04, Lilygirl and Ausette. Ensure all receive your question to ensure it gets answered as quickly as possible.

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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 11:18:47 AM »
This contest comes from an idea by Vinyl in the suggestions thread, I'm sure it will be great to have some new options to use!  :)



A question was just asked about whether those without WA could still build an entry for a WA world such as Champ Les Sims but in SV or RV - that is perfectly fine.  :) If anyone else wishes to do so they may!
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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2013, 08:21:12 PM »
Mama Maddie's Motel

Lot size: 40x50 (I like putting it on the upper ledge of AP where Varg's Tavern is typically placed)
Lot value: 78,631 (When placed in position described above, it is still under 85,000)
Content: Pets
Bed spaces: 10
Bathrooms: 4 showers, several toilet stalls


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What a nice kitchen; it's cozy. I made myself a breakfast of pancakes on their wonderful stove-top. Yum!




After breakfast I played some music and started a fire. I love the atmosphere in here. I can't wait to bring some life to this place!



I washed up in the communal, but no less private and sanitary bathroom. And went to scope out the bedrooms.




I was surprised at how nice the bedrooms were, considering the size. Tonight I think I'll sleep in the first room I visited.

Thank you for joining me today. I hope you'll consider staying at Mama Maddie's on your next visit to Appaloosa Plains!

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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 03:47:53 PM »
For those of you wanting to use the Base Camp lot designation here are a few things that have been brought to our attention and I googled them for answers. (Disclaimer: I haven't tried these in game so please PM the contest team if these don't actually work.)

1) In order to edit current Base Camps in the WA worlds you need to activate a couple cheats in Edit Town (according to this thread at the official site)
    a) testingcheatsenabled true
    b) enablelotlocking true
    c) Click on the base camp lot you want to edit
    d) There will be a padlock symbol next to the save, share, buy/build, etc. icons. Click it so that the lock appears open (unlocked)
This will change the build/buy icon so you can click on it and edit the lot.

2) Stoves cannot be added to community lots (even building as a residential lot and then changing the lot to a community one doesn't work) so food preparation options are limited to grills.
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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2013, 10:18:41 PM »
Is it ok to build it as a residential lot, then use CAW to change it to a base camp lot, then save it to the library?

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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2013, 01:11:34 AM »
From the research that I did, people are saying that doesn't work either with the version of CAW EA has released for our use. I don't have, nor will I be getting CAW, so I can't check. Chuckles, feel free to do a test and I'll chat with Tom and Ausette about it.

EDIT: The information was that even if you use CAW to create a Base Camp designated lot, the stoves still get removed when the lot is placed in another world through Edit Town.
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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2013, 03:58:26 AM »
Oh what a pity. I know they stay and get exported if you leave it where it is. I had hoped that method would work. I used that method for the fire station in Cypress Lakes.



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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2013, 08:52:26 AM »
I think I just successfully placed a stove in a Base Camp, exported it, downloaded it, placed it back into an adventure world, and then was able to use it!  Note that the stoves only work in a travel world - placing any base camp in a normal world results in non-functional decorative stoves.



Here's how I did it:

-Whichever lot is the base camp building lot, make sure there's a nearby visible lot
-Build on the nearby lot and place a stove
-Switch to the base camp lot
-With testingcheatsenabled true, ctrl+shift+click on the nearby stove and select the 'clone item' option*
-Place the duplicate stove on the base camp lot

That's it!  As long as this method is allowed for building contests it's a simple way to get stoves into base camps.  If anyone feels like triple confirming the stoves stay and transfer with the export/download just let me know.

*I feel compelled to note that ctrl+shift has to be held down in order to clone an item.  It wasn't until this morning I figured out how to clone things successfully.   :-[

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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2013, 09:53:18 PM »
The Pharoah's Hotel
Size of Lot: 40 x 30
Lot Value: $83,985
7 bedrooms (10 beds), 2 communal bathrooms
Expansions Used: Pets, Showtime, World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Seasons, University
Store Content: None

This little hotel is perfect for adventurers who like to travel in comfort. With amenities including fire pit and meeting room.










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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2013, 10:05:29 AM »
I have a question.

If you are using CFE to make your base camp, as in high rises, are level skip markers OK?

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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2013, 11:39:49 AM »
A direct quote from the Building Contest rules: "All Apartment Markers are Banned: Hidden Room Markers and Level Skip Markers etc, unless a contest specifically allows them".

This contest doesn't state that apartment markers are allowed so you may not use any of them, sorry.
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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2013, 11:41:48 AM »
Ah. OK, thanks Lilygirl.

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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2013, 04:31:18 PM »
Pharaoh's Desert Inn
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Lot Size : 40x40
Price Furnished : 84,981
Price Unfurnished : 52,699

Expansions Used : World Adventure - Seasons - University Life .
Stuff Packs Used : None .
Free From the Store : New Years Nectar Here and Explorer's Loot Here

While in Egypt be sure to drop in at the Pharaoh's Desert Inn . The Inn has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 10 , living room , kitchen with computer area , 2 communal bathrooms , a large foyer with sitting areas , a patio with grill plus a stocked pond .

Follow me for a tour of the premises .




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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2013, 10:53:42 AM »
Vinyl's stove cloning method for adding usable stoves to Base Camp lots as explained above is OK to use.

For those of you that have already submitted an entry, you are allowed to edit your current lot and add a stove (or 2), provided you remain within the budget. If you need to remove a counter to place the stove, you may do so. You may not make any other changes! Please replace your current attached lot with the updated one.

This contest runs until Saturday, May 4th so you guys still have plenty of time. :D
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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2013, 06:03:54 PM »
Callesty Beach Hotel & Resort
Size of Lot: 40 x 40
Lot Value: $85,000
Expansions Used:  Seasons
Store Content: None

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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2013, 04:38:47 AM »
Shang Simla Mountain Resort

Price: 43,694 Simoleons

Lot Size: 30X20

I hope you like it! It has 10 beds, 3 bathrooms with baths and showers for all three, and a spacious living room. The kitchen is very small, but i didn't see the point in dedicating an entire room to a kitchen without a cooking function.










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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2013, 02:14:41 PM »
Remy Blu Hotel
Lot size:20x30
Lot price(furnished):84,977
Lot price(unfurnished):72,282
Content used: HEL's, late night, 70's 80's 90's, Seasons, Base Game, Supernatural, University, Showtime
Free Store Content: Eco-friendly Pack, Earth day
Welcome to the Remy Blu, an exclusive boutique hotel in beautiful downtown Bridgeport close to all the nightlife,and the Sports stadium.

Our modern style will suit and upscale sensibility. Let's go inside shall we?

 Our reception area.. The front desk Is unmanned... how unprofessional.
A view through the skylight in the ceiling

Our accommodations can hold 10. Some rooms are set up for families, or roommates on a trip together

Our restrooms are only the best for our guests.

Our Roof top Pool area boasts a dance floor, self-serve bar, and lounge chairs to get that nice even tan

The kitchen is small but efficient and has a view of the pool... from under the water!

Our outdoor dining area gives you lots of sunshine and sim watching.

The small intimate courtyard is a quite spot for reflection and meditation.

As you leave us, We hope that you have enjoyed your tour of our facility and will see why we are here to cater to your needs. Until next time, Remember the Remy Blu as your choice in Luxury accommodations. Bye-bye now.

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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2013, 12:04:48 AM »
Cubeacious

Lot size: 30x30 (residential so it can be placed in Lunar Lakes)
Lot Price: §84,826 placed
Content: World Adventures, High End Loft Stuff, Late Night, Outdoor Living Stuff, Generations, Pets, Showtime, University Life

If you want a well-rounded stay in Lunar Lakes, then this is not the place. Here, you will get a cube-acious experience! Lo ! The Perfection in the clean, straight lines and symmetry! Bask in the intense UV rays relaxing by the pool which surrounds the resort!









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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2013, 12:43:29 PM »
La Ficelle Jaune - (Base Camp)
Lot Size: 40x30
Lot Value: $84,990
Suggested Placement: 15 Primrose Road, Champs Les Sims
Content Used: All Expansions
Number of Bed Spaces: 10 (4 double, 6 single)
Number of Bathrooms: 4
Description:  The renowned cooking school, La Ficelle Jaune, has opened its doors for sims from around the globe to stay, study, cook, laugh, and fall in love.  Courses cover a variety of topics on international cuisine and nectar making.  Between the orchards, the grape vines, the kitchen garden, and the bee hive the grounds provide the freshest, most delicious produce for the students to use.  Once the meals have been prepared they are enjoyed in the open air in the garden, where the great views overlooking the city can be savoured alongside a glass of freshly pressed nectar.

The library allows a quiet space to relax, while the great room offers plenty of opportunities to socialize and have fun.  After a long day of gardening, cooking, sightseeing, or exploring, everyone enjoys gathering under the stars for some lively conversation, beautiful music, and perhaps a romantic spin across the dance floor.





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-The garden will wilt if not watered.  To keep the plants alive just turn on all of the sprinklers and let them take care of the garden.
-All World Adventure produce can be found in the gardens.
-The garbage can and adventure board refused to spawn except in live mode, so they'll likely show up in random spots when the camp is placed.  Feel free to move them wherever you like.
-A fireplace can easily be installed in the great room (right where the couch and sunflower painting are).  Unfortunately I couldn't make it fireproof so I didn't include it in the upload - in testing it kept starting fires, like most of my fireplaces do - but feel free to pop one in if you have a handy sim or your version of the game isn't such a pyromaniac.   ;)

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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #19 on: May 03, 2013, 04:27:12 AM »
Building Contest 2013, #8
Beautiful Bases

 

Name: French Retreat
Lot Type: Base Camp
Bedrooms and Bathrooms: 7 br and 6 ba
Lot Size: 30 x 30
Price Furnished: $81,799
Price Unfurnished: $64,424
EP and SPs: World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Pets, Showtime, Supernatural, University Life
 French Retreat is the perfect holiday destination for any sims, alone or with others, to experience the best that Champs Les Sims has to offer while having a great place to call base. With a large open floor plan downstairs and 7 different bedrooms to hide away in you can mix private time with community time easily.


 

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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2013, 02:17:32 PM »
Madame Esmeralda's Inn, Residential Lot
Lot Size: 40x40
Lot Value: $84,960
Content Used: All Expansions

Number of Bed Spaces: 11
Number of Bathrooms: 5
Description:  Madame Esmeralda, late of the Black Hill of Simdonia in Wales, is proud to announce the opening of her inn for witches, werewolves, fairies, ghosts, vampires, genies and, of course, humans in misty Moonlight Falls.





Four comfy, cosy bedrooms welcome the weary traveler to sleep easily.  Five luxurious baths, four en-suite, offer to wash away the dust of the road and sooth the adventurer's troubled brow.



A full self-service kitchen awaits the chef. There is no need to settle for fast food while travelling!  Slow down and prepare your favourite dish in the spacious kitchen and share your meal with your new friends, be they winged, furry or wish-fullfilling. 



The common rooms are decorated with items Madame Esmeralda has collected in her own broad travels.  Elixirs ay be made in the great room and gem cutting service is available.



Study your maps and plan your journey in the library...



...or just relax in the lounge.



The kiddies will enjoy our play ground and a full range of elixir making plants are available in our charming garden. 



Stay a night or a week, you will receive a warm, friendly welcome.



This building places as a residence.  Please note that all Supernatural plants are included but must be cared for.

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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2013, 06:34:51 AM »
Voting is now up, vote for your top three entries!  :)
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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2013, 03:16:58 PM »
Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases - April 21, 2013 - May 4, 2013
    Chuckles_82 and Vinyl!

Congratulations to both Chuckles and Vinyl! You can download the winning entries here: Chuckles_82's Cubeacious and Vinyl's La Ficelle Jaune.

   

Chuckles_82's Comment:

"Firstly thank you to Lilygirl, Thomas, and Ausette for such an interesting contest - the budget is indeed becoming very challenging! Secondly, congratulations to Vinyl, and all the other contestants for such talented and amazing builds that all fit perfectly into their surroundings. I had a very clear idea about what I wanted to build for this contest - I had been working on a sci-fi project, and I had the structure clearly in my head before I even started, and a good-to-go colour scheme. My favourite area was the living area. If I could use store content, I would spruce up the garden a bit with a few plants from Lucky Palms. I was very excited to win, especially when there were so many talented builds. "

Vinyl's Comment:

"The entries were all spectacular and so very diverse!  I've got base camps for every world (and then some) thanks to all the creative builders who entered.  Thanks go to Lilygirl, Samoht04, and Ausette for running this contest and improving the future travels of all of my sims!

The lack of gourmet cooking in Champs Les Sims always surprised me.  It was great fun creating a base camp to change that!  Once I had the idea, it was a challenge to fit in the skilling objects while trying to find enough room in the budget for decent furnishings.  It was a lot of fun trying to build in a style that matched the rest of the vacation world and I'm pleased with the end result.  Hopefully other player's sims enjoy visiting it as much as mine do!"




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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2013, 04:44:23 PM »
Congratulations to both Chuckles and Vinyl ! Your entries were just so perfect . I want to also thank samoht04 , Lilygirl and Ausette for such a fun contest . Everyone did a marvelous job on their entries . The voting was a bit difficult due to such creative people .

I'm open for comments on my entry .  :)
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Re: Building Contest 2013: 8 - Beautiful Bases
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2013, 01:11:01 PM »
The entries for this contest were really, really, really amazing.  Wowza.  I love every one of them, and was amazed by the diversity of them.  Each one feels like it belongs in the world it was built for, which is just incredible.   :D 

I'm always open to comments on my submissions.  I'll admit I wish we had a bigger budget - it looked large at first, but then when I started fitting in ten (!!) bed spaces it seemed to evaporate before my eyes.  If anyone ever drops my build in their game, feel free to go crazy with upgrades and truly give your sims more luxury than they can handle.   ;)

Ladybug - I loved your entry!  It just screamed Al Simhara.  Great colours, great furnishings, great walls, great floors - really, it was all so great!  Fantastic work.

 

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