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Re: Building and Construction Requests Thread
« Reply #50 on: October 14, 2010, 12:54:06 PM »
Teacandy - did you want a basement? I didn't see that explicitly mentioned.

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Re: Building and Construction Requests Thread
« Reply #51 on: October 14, 2010, 07:35:59 PM »
Ok, if I pre-plant veggies and fruit it would be from buydebug so they would be actual, already fruiting veggies/fruits.  It makes it faster for you on the one hand, but takes away that learning to garden experience on the other hand.  They are all "normal" quality but for most challenges within the game you are going to be asked for excellent, great, outstanding or perfect quality.  The way to get this from pre-planted items is just harvest them once and plant the harvested fruit/veggies.  Then, fertilizing, weeding and watering will increase their quality level.

I had in mind pastel shades.  I'm not really big on greens either or really bright, shocking colors.

I love that lot, and play it often myself so it will be fun working on it again.
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Re: Building and Construction Requests Thread
« Reply #52 on: October 14, 2010, 09:44:48 PM »
caliban, I don't really explicitly want or not want a basement. If you have an idea for a basement that you think would be nice, go for it. Otherwise, don't worry yourself about trying to come up with anything.

Joria, Pre-plant some for me if it's not a bother, I suppose? It'll probably help me out with figuring out how I should order out gardens in the future.
Pastel shades sound great! I'm pretty much open to any colors other than the ones I mentioned earlier. (Olive green, Seafoam green)

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Re: Building and Construction Requests Thread
« Reply #53 on: October 15, 2010, 01:26:42 PM »
Pretty house, Joria! I'd download it too!
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Re: Building and Construction Requests Thread
« Reply #54 on: October 15, 2010, 03:54:21 PM »
Very nice, Joria.

I'm seeing some interesting stair formations outside. ;-] Can't wait to see the final product!
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Re: Building and Construction Requests Thread
« Reply #55 on: October 15, 2010, 05:31:03 PM »
It's beautiful so far! The kitchen and dining room are just gorgeous, and what you've described sounds exactly like what I wanted. I'm loving the color scheme, too! I can't wait to see it completed!

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Re: Building and Construction Requests Thread
« Reply #56 on: October 16, 2010, 09:54:35 PM »
First off, I totally do not mind at all that you're using a stock house.
Second, it's BEAUTIFUL! You've totally blown away all of my expectations so far! I was sitting here gasping at the screenshots. I'm so glad you're having fun with it, too! I wish hugs could be transferred through the internet, I can't think of any other way to express how much I like it so far! (Too much gushing?) Don't worry about the price by the way, that really just makes me like it more! Keep up the amazing work!

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Re: Building and Construction Requests Thread
« Reply #57 on: October 16, 2010, 10:12:52 PM »
What a beautiful house and the landscaping is just awesome. The people on this forum are so good at building.

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« Reply #58 on: October 17, 2010, 12:15:52 AM »
Very different! I'm lovin' what you've done with it so far!

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Re: Building and Construction Requests Thread
« Reply #59 on: October 17, 2010, 12:49:11 AM »
What a beautiful house and the landscaping is just awesome. The people on this forum are so good at building.

I second that! I've just started looking at this part of the forum, and I've seen some lovely work. And as a non-builder (beyond a slightly expanded version of TommyT's smallest house from his tutorial) I really appreciate that there are people out there who are willing to share all this hard work and creativity with others. Thank you, all of you!

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Re: Building and Construction Requests Thread
« Reply #60 on: October 17, 2010, 07:54:48 AM »
@Joria:

I absolutely love what you've done!  I found the Miramontes house when I first started playing Sims 3 and really liked it even then.  It's even better with what you've remodeled.  I'll have to download this one when you finish.
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Re: Building and Construction Requests Thread
« Reply #61 on: October 17, 2010, 10:52:26 AM »
I am just amazed at what you've done with that house, Joria!  You are a very talented builder.
 
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Re: Building and Construction Requests Thread
« Reply #62 on: October 17, 2010, 01:15:34 PM »
To fledgling builders like myself, I highly recommend learning by modifying stock houses, which is something I've been doing too (although not to the extent Joria has). Recently, I downloaded a house from a forum member, but wanted it placed on a larger lot. The game centered it on the lot, which I didn't want, so I took screenshots, printed them out, and rebuilt the house from scratch at the front of the larger lot. I'm learning a lot about building that way!
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Re: Building and Construction Requests Thread
« Reply #63 on: October 17, 2010, 05:18:11 PM »
I just turned my Comp off for the night when I got the notification Joria! I can't see the pictures so I will have to look in the morning. I am sure it looks great though!
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« Reply #64 on: October 17, 2010, 06:05:12 PM »
Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! And go ahead with the fish tank if you want. I know I sound like a broken record, but it's so pretty! Gee, I'm running out of things to say other than I love it! I know it must be tricky trying to recall what came from where, sorry about that! You're doing great, thank you very much for putting so much time and effort into it!

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« Reply #65 on: October 18, 2010, 01:19:36 AM »
Okay I can see the pictures now but I need a frontal view, it's a bit hard to see the driveway so if you could do something from the road it would be easier to see.
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Re: Building and Construction Requests Thread
« Reply #66 on: October 19, 2010, 02:52:58 PM »
I'll give it a try samoht.  The difficulty is there are tall mountains in front of the house and it makes my camera flip up.
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Re: Building and Construction Requests Thread
« Reply #67 on: October 20, 2010, 04:39:39 PM »
What a great House! I would say that there needs to be a Flower border on the driveway and maybe a central border with some flowers or shrubbery maybe a tree in that big expanse of grass, you could have it in the corner instead.
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« Reply #68 on: October 20, 2010, 08:30:57 PM »
Looks wonderful so far! Great job  :)

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Re: Building and Construction Requests Thread
« Reply #69 on: October 20, 2010, 09:52:10 PM »
Thank you, Teacandy.

Samoht, what about a fountain in the big space surrounded by flowers?  Or a large sculpture?
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Re: Building and Construction Requests Thread
« Reply #70 on: October 21, 2010, 12:54:24 AM »
Joria, I vote for a fountain area with some flowers.

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« Reply #71 on: October 21, 2010, 01:38:53 AM »
Ah yes, a fountain with flowers as Salty also suggested is a good idea.  :)
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Re: Building and Construction Requests Thread
« Reply #72 on: October 21, 2010, 11:07:27 AM »
Teacandy: Here is what I created based on your request.

Download Link: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=3273603

I did use one Store item, the Cellar Arch, which i believe is a free item. It's mainly on the exterior and should be replaced by another arch if you didn't want to download it. Everything else should be from the base game or World Adventures.

Outside, there is a patio at the back of the house for entertaining, and a good sized pool. There are 3 garden plots waiting for plants, and three parking spaces at the front of the house.

First floor contains kitchen and dining rooms, a reading room and a TV room. There is a half bath and a room set aside for Laundry (I do not have Ambitions).

Second floor contains 4 bedrooms (2 singles, 1 double and 1 currently a nursery), 2 full baths, a Master Bedroom with en suite bath and a painting/chess room.

Third floor contains a workout room, a full bath with shower, and two extra rooms that could be used for an Office, extra bedroom, etc. (I left these empty so that they could be filled with some of the Ambitions skilling stuff, as desired.)

There is a Cellar with a full bath and some decorative items. It would be easy to move things about and add a sculpture work area, and a nectar making area.

The exterior of the house is based on the Patsy Clark mansion (easily googled.) I had a lot of fun recreating the house in a way that was functional in game. Feed back would be lovely, feel free to PM me. (anyone).

I may go back and recreate this on a 40x40 lot so it can be used closer in to town.





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Re: Building and Construction Requests Thread
« Reply #73 on: October 21, 2010, 11:38:26 AM »
Wow, Caliban!  That is gorgeous!  Thanks for adding the link.  I can't even begin to have a clue as to how you did this.
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« Reply #74 on: October 21, 2010, 01:49:11 PM »
Thank you Joria!

Converting from a photo (or actual house plans) is actually kind of fun (to me). Usually where it gets frustrating is with the roofs, which don't always want to play well with others.

I just make educated guesses from the size of windows, etc, how many "squares" long the wall is. Having graph paper to fiddle on helps too.

Once I have the basic outline of the house, I'll figure out where the stairs go. Because they're such space wasters, I've found it easier to build everything else around the stairs, than to try and make the stairs fit into some other plan. (Same thing with multi-story fireplaces)

Then I try to fill in from there with a floor plan that makes sense in terms of game mechanics.

The 3rd floor on this one changed a lot, due to issues with the roof from the lower story.


re: Your house, I really liked how you did the kitchen with that little island in it. I also really like the color scheme in the dining room.
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