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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2017, 10:02:27 PM »
Play and I are working on the next Challenge that will start in March. We will post more information on that later. No, voting for the past challenge. Play will be posting who won when she gets the chance.
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2017, 05:52:58 PM »
There will be more challenges. I'll try to get a schedule posted soon. Real life suddenly became super busy over the last few days so I am running a bit late with posting the winner of our first challenge. Watch this space!
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2017, 06:20:53 PM »
Lesleyj42 is the winner of the Toddler Challenge

See Lesley's Entry in the link below:
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=28122.msg461795#msg461795

Congrats!!

It was a tough choice picking the winner. There was a few of them that just called to me - So warm and inviting that you could picture yourself living there.

Sorry for the repeat, but wanted to post the winner here too. - The entry thread is now open for comments.
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2017, 06:32:25 PM »
Super excited that we have announced the winner for the Toddler Challenge. Congrats to @lesleyj42  our winner.
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2017, 06:36:26 PM »
Grats to lesleyj42. :)

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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2017, 06:50:10 PM »
Congrats, @lesleyj42! I really liked your apartment, nice color combinations.
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2017, 08:42:18 PM »
Thanks, everyone! Jesminder and Arun are some of my favorite townies from San Myshuno. I really enjoyed remodeling their apartment for their new addition.

Thanks again to @Playalot and @MrsFlynn for putting so much personality into a building challenge. I had lots of fun with this build, and the next one looks awesome, too.

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Re: Retirement Dreams Challenge (S4 Building Challenge #2 2017)
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2017, 04:50:43 PM »
Please note that today I made a slight change to the way MOO may be used. Now the rules state that the move objects cheat can be used for anything outside the house.

Retirement Dreams Challenge (S4 Building Challenge #2 2017)
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2017, 05:15:18 PM »
I don't really understand the fishing spot in Ivan's list?
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2017, 04:37:53 PM »
I don't really understand the fishing spot in Ivan's list?
Using MOO and showhiddenobjects and the search function in build mode can produce interesting fishing options.
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2017, 08:50:30 PM »
We'd like to post a reminder that we require entry photos be in .jpg format, please. They are easier to upload to an image hosting service, plus easier to load for the viewer. As keep in mind some members are using mobile or slower internet.

If you don't know how to convert .png files into .jpg. We do suggest using Irfanview.

How To: Use IrfanView to convert photos into .jpg format
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If you don't want to use that program. You can use your own photo editor, load the photo and export the images as .jpg.

How To: Edit Photos - Basics using Paint.net
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=25578.msg432278#msg432278
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenge
« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2017, 04:07:24 PM »
Thank you to all that have entered!! :)  We have some more time before the deadline. Which is 2 weeks from today. Thurs. Mar.30th.

Play and I are looking forward to seeing more entries. See the post linked below for challenge details:

Retirement Dreams Challenge (S4 Building Challenge #2 2017)
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Go cast your votes!!
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2017, 05:12:09 PM »
Voting is now open for our Retirement Dreams Challenge. See link below for the poll and details.

Retirement Dreams Challenge Poll - Cast Your Vote!!
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=28342.0
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Retirement Dreams Challenge Poll - Reminder
« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2017, 09:50:45 PM »
Poll is to close tomorrow Thurs. Apr. 6th and the winner will be announced Fri.

We wanted to post a reminder to vote if you haven't already. Everyone is allowed to vote!! :)

Retirement Dreams Challenge Poll - Cast Your Vote!!
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Re: Retirement Dreams Challenge Poll - Winners Announced!!
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2017, 04:44:41 PM »
The winning entry is:

Entry #8 - Alex with 6 votes
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=28342.msg464113#msg464113

We'd also like to give a shout-out to our two runner-ups:

Entry #1 - Deenahax with 5 votes
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=28342.msg464104#msg464104

Entry #7 - Twocatash12 with 5 votes
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=28342.msg464112#msg464112

Congrats to the winners!! :)

I'm posting our Winners announcement here in our challenge discussion thread. To make sure it's noted here too.
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New building challenge?
« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2017, 02:05:09 PM »
I saw a building challenge posted by @Playalot in the gallery.  That looked like the new building challenge to me, but I can't find the ruleset or any other information on the forum.  Maybe I missed it somehow.
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Re: New building challenge?
« Reply #41 on: April 24, 2017, 05:26:05 PM »
It's coming soon... don't do anything with that download yet.  :)
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Re: New building challenge?
« Reply #42 on: April 24, 2017, 06:47:02 PM »
Thanks Playalot.  I thought I missed something --- I won't look at that download until the challenge is up.  It will be interesting to see what the whole challenge is :)!
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #43 on: April 24, 2017, 07:27:17 PM »
I've posted our new challenge. Information linked below.

Foundations? What Foundations? (S4 Building Challenge #3 2017)
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=28419.msg465204#msg465204

I've also merged the questions in with our discussion thread.

Also, sorry for posting a few times about this. One post was the actual information post, one was the announcement, and I posted one here in the discussion thread.

If you have any questions/concerns about this challenge or any other of our challenges, please post in this thread.
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2017, 09:03:17 PM »
Quick clarification on the foundations building challenge:
As stated above, the top down view should still resemble the original lot. This means:
no over hangs for more space and
no adding basements.

-- Does that mean it has to be a one floor structure? I understand we can do split level.

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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2017, 10:38:46 PM »
In the rules specific for this challenge is does state:

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You may adjusting the height of the foundation but any steps up need to be incorporated into the existing foundation as you may not add on a porch or veranda.
Creating split level rooms in the foundation is permitted.

Not sure what a split level room is? You'll find that explained here:
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/tutorials/building/split-levels-lofts.php

If you'd like to read over the challenge information:

Foundations? What Foundations? (S4 Building Challenge #3 2017)
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=28419.msg465204#msg465204

Also, we'd like to add:

No basements, no underground building at all,  but anything above ground is fine as long as it does not overhang the original shape... so no adding extra space through hangovers. 

To answer the question - Yes to split levels, and you get to decide how many floors you want above ground.
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Foundation Challenge Reminder
« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2017, 03:49:01 PM »
Thank you to all that have entered!!

We wanted to post a reminder for those who are still thinking about entering - Deadline for photos is Fri. May 19th

Please be sure to upload images to Imgur in .jpg format so the photos are easier to work with, upload and view. It also helps make sure that the challenge remains anonymous and fair for everyone - the builds get judged by their own merits, not by who built it.

More information on the Challenge in the post linked below:

Foundations? What Foundations? (S4 Building Challenge #3 2017)
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=28419.msg465204#msg465204

How to: Convert photos to jpeg format
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=25154.msg427387#post_JPG

If you're wondering why do the photos have to be in .jpg format?

Not only are .jpg file sizes a lot smaller than .png, they're easier to upload to image hosting sites, easier to view because they load quicker and easier to work with.

Read the post linked below about About the default images that come from Sims 4. It's an interesting read, and will explain in more detail why it's better to use .jpg for sharing on the internet.

Sharing photos on the forum
http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=25154.msg427387#msg427387
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2017, 12:27:23 AM »
Hi everyone. Just thought I'd give you all the opportunity to post some ideas on the kind of building challenges you might like to see come up in the months ahead. Or maybe just give some feedback on how you think it is all going so far etc.

It's all very well with me coming up with ideas etc but if it is not touching on the kind of building projects or themes you would like to try then it isn't really serving the community correctly.  :)

Let me know below what you think.  :)
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2017, 11:22:11 PM »
@Playalot --- I love the ideas that you've come up with in these building challenges!  They're all unique and all great.  Therefore, whatever you come up with will be awesome 8)!

I liked not having a budget on the current building challenge, but I don't mind if other challenges have one --- although, building without a budget has always been my favorite way to build --- in this case, if challenges would still be challenging, as this one is.

I can't come up with a challenge idea tonight, but I'll post here if I do.
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Re: 2017 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2017, 07:07:25 PM »
Thanks for the feedback coolsims  :)
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