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2017 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« on: January 17, 2017, 08:06:29 PM »
The 2017 Building Challenge is now live with our first challenge being dedicated to toddlers. Each month we will post a new challenge with it's own rules. You can enter just one or them all. Of course we hope you will enter them all but that is entirely up to you.

At any time you can ask MrsFlynn or Playalot for clarification or the rules or post any general questions here in this thread. Please do not post anything that is a strategy or tip so that we can ensure everyone has a fair opportunity for completing each challenge.

Let the 2017 Building Challenge Begin!

Here is a link to the rules and challenge:

S4 Building Challenges Rules
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=27852.msg458762#msg458762

Toddler Surprise! Challenge (Building Challenge #1 2017)
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=27853.msg458763#msg458763



Start Date: Wed. Jan.18th
Photos Due: Wed. Feb.22nd



Entry Rules:

1 entry per member, per contest.
8-10 photos of the build including one birds-eye view with roof down and walls up and one photo at street-level view with roof up and walls up.

Take photos without drawings/text on photos. We need clear shots of the build. Write a description either under the photo or link you send as part of your entry.

Example Entry Photos:

Street View
Bird's Eye View
Front
Middle
Back



How-To Enter:

1. Upload photos of your build to an image hosting service.
2. Share the image link and description of build with us via pm. (How-To: PM)
- You can use Imgur for example:

Photo Sharing Using Imgur.com
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=22892.msg403214#msg403214
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2017, 11:25:38 PM »
I started participating in the tournament challenge on this forum last fall, but I didn't know there was a building challenge too. This makes me very happy.

Looking forward to participating.

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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 09:46:22 AM »
Is object resizing allowed?
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2017, 04:09:30 PM »
Thank you for asking, MoveObjects (MOO) is NOT allowed. Enlarging Objects IS allowed.

@MrsFlynn I have edited your post to reflect the correct rules. Sorry for putting you wrong this morning.  :-\
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2017, 04:13:37 PM »
So MOO is allowed? I thought the Bheeda toddler renovation rules said MOO was not allowed. Just want to be sure before I start.


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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2017, 04:25:31 PM »
Thanks for asking about the cheats. I have pmed Play to get some clarification on the cheats - if they're actually allowed or not.
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2017, 07:36:19 PM »
Sorry about the delay in answering. For the Toddler Challenge:

MOO is NOT allowed

bb.showhiddenobjects is NOT allowed.

Enlarging Objects IS allowed.



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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2017, 07:37:51 PM »
Can we use bb.showhiddenobjects?

No, no cheats like this allowed in the Toddler challenge.
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2017, 12:33:38 AM »
I have never tried this. I just mocked something up according to the instructions, with $19,500, no cheats or even resize. 

But, I do have a question regarding the included details and the personalities. Since Jesminder has the mixologist aspiration, is three+ barstools on a counter an acceptable replacement for the dining table and two chairs?

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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2017, 01:44:14 AM »
I have never tried this. I just mocked something up according to the instructions, with $19,500, no cheats or even resize. 

But, I do have a question regarding the included details and the personalities. Since Jesminder has the mixologist aspiration, is three+ barstools on a counter an acceptable replacement for the dining table and two chairs?

This is really a strategy question and as such I will simply reply that the rules state which items are required.  :) And I'll leave it up to you to decide what items may reflect the young couples personalities etc. I'm really happy you're giving it a go as that is what it is all about.
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2017, 09:02:13 AM »
Sounds like fun - I just completed the other challenges....I think I'll give this one a try - not that decorating is my strong suit, lol  ;D.

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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2017, 07:12:46 AM »
I think there's a typo on the rules page. You've got:

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Your budget is $20,000. You must bulldoze the lot and start with an empty apartment. You will need to enable testingcheats on and then use the cheat money 20000

but then later, in the 'setting up your file' bit

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Next type money 19500 and hit Enter. Finally, type testingcheats off and hit Enter.

Presumably the first line is right?


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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2017, 09:08:35 AM »
I'm going to finish up the party challenge, and then, do this building one, starting tomorrow.  This looks so cool, Play and MrsFlynn :).  I'm glad there's a building challenge again!
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2017, 10:22:25 AM »
... not that decorating is my strong suit, lol  ;D.

You and me both. A real life decorator I know, who has seen my real house calls my style "Sparse", with her face guarded and being as polite as possible given her line of work. ;)

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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2017, 03:09:19 PM »
I think there's a typo on the rules page. You've got:

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Your budget is $20,000. You must bulldoze the lot and start with an empty apartment. You will need to enable testingcheats on and then use the cheat money 20000

but then later, in the 'setting up your file' bit

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Next type money 19500 and hit Enter. Finally, type testingcheats off and hit Enter.

Presumably the first line is right?

*massive face palm* yes 2000 is the correct figure. I've corrected that now. Sorry... proof reading obviously didn't work there! Thank you for bringing that to our attention.  :)
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2017, 03:11:53 PM »
Awesome to have you on-board @coolsim9999999   

Thanks for everyone's patience. It's amazing how much there is to think about setting these challenges up (this is my first time giving it a go... lol, like you can't tell!!) but it's been a blast so far and of course MrsFlynn is a pro.  ;)
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2017, 03:37:32 PM »
Awesome to have you on-board @coolsim9999999   

Thanks for everyone's patience. It's amazing how much there is to think about setting these challenges up (this is my first time giving it a go... lol, like you can't tell!!) but it's been a blast so far and of course MrsFlynn is a pro.  ;)
Thanks, @Playalot!  I already have some ideas about how to approach this challenge, and I'm very excited about it :)!
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« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2017, 12:52:50 PM »
Are we going to have a "Hall of Fame" for the winners? Not something complex like Boss-man has for the Tournament, just a page where it says the challenges (in date order) with the winning entry under each heading.
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« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2017, 04:19:26 PM »
@Magpie2012 yes we will have a post acknowledging the winners.
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2017, 12:36:48 PM »
Just a reminder that our toddler building challenge is still going on. We have a little less than two weeks to go. Photos are due to us by Wed. Feb.22nd.

Please see the post linked below for more details.

2017 TS4 Building Challenge
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=27854.msg458772#msg458772

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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2017, 07:07:11 PM »
Um, the 22nd is a Wednesday! Is the deadline next Wednesday or next Thursday?

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« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2017, 08:54:06 PM »
Um, the 22nd is a Wednesday! Is the deadline next Wednesday or next Thursday?

Wednesday 22nd.  :)

(I've corrected that now.)
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« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2017, 11:47:25 PM »
Thank you to all that have entered. We will be posting photos of everyone's apartments and announcing the winner within the next couple of days.
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More challenges?
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2017, 09:49:05 PM »
Will there be new Building Challenges? I wish I had seen this sooner so I could have participated. Also will there be voting of any kind?

 

anything