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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #75 on: June 07, 2018, 11:51:30 AM »
Question #2
Are we allowed to add a "modern touch" or two to our Dutch Colonial style?
My question is, I guess, are we allowed artistic  liberty in our interpretation of the architectural style?

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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #76 on: June 07, 2018, 03:53:40 PM »
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I hope you've been feeling better lately.

I have another question about Build Challenge #3.
How do I calculate the use of roof trim in a minor color? Do I subtract $125 for each click?
Or does it not matter since roofing materials are free?

Roofing materials are part of the cost so for each 'complete roof piece' it would be one use of a minor color ($125) if it is not in your main color option. The trims are the same cost, so for each 'complete use-one whole roof piece' that would be a cost of one minor color...if not in your main color choice.
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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #77 on: June 07, 2018, 03:55:12 PM »
Question #2
Are we allowed to add a "modern touch" or two to our Dutch Colonial style?
My question is, I guess, are we allowed artistic  liberty in our interpretation of the architectural style?

Up to you but the challenge states the Dutch Colonial Style is the style built in. I would say that if the main design elements of that style are clearly recognizable then you would have met that particular requirement.
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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #78 on: June 07, 2018, 04:31:20 PM »
@Playalot
I hope you've been feeling better lately.

I have another question about Build Challenge #3.
How do I calculate the use of roof trim in a minor color? Do I subtract $125 for each click?
Or does it not matter since roofing materials are free?

Roofing materials are part of the cost so for each 'complete roof piece' it would be one use of a minor color ($125) if it is not in your main color option. The trims are the same cost, so for each 'complete use-one whole roof piece' that would be a cost of one minor color...if not in your main color choice.

Thank you for your responses.
Now that I've actually played around with the exterior elements, I've found no need to "stray" from the Dutch Colonial style, hehe.
I'm still a little unclear about the roofing.
For example, say I have 4 rooms, a portico, and 2 dormers.  If they aren't my main color, does that mean 7 x $125 = $875?
My problem is that I can't use a single roof piece for the porch--so if my porch requires 6 pieces, for example, does that means $6x125 = $750?

My apologies for my density! I'm just trying to figure out what's budget-efficient styling and what's not.  :P
I'm having so much fun...

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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #79 on: June 07, 2018, 04:36:53 PM »
Yes, basically! I had to rethink my design when I realized just how much the roof and its other elements were going to cost me. It's good to point out that the little fake dormers (roof decoration pieces) will also be a cost if they are not in your main color choice. lol

*edited: Let me clarify about rooms... if say, all your rooms can be covered by one continuous roof piece that would be only one cost of a minor color. It is not room coverage but roofing pieces that are costed.

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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #80 on: June 07, 2018, 04:47:00 PM »
Thank you for reminding me about the fake dormers---I abandoned those to make my own but I'll keep them in mind.

I appreciate the clarification about roofing pieces. I think I counted wrong the first time, lol!
This is such a great challenge idea, Playalot. (But I'm having way too much fun with the exterior at this point, haha)

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Building Challenge #3 Deadline Reminder -
« Reply #81 on: June 07, 2018, 07:19:12 PM »
The challenge deadline is next week - Wed. June. 13th 12am-midnight.
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Poll Open!! = Building Challenge #3
« Reply #82 on: June 15, 2018, 12:27:49 AM »
Poll is now open to voting. :)

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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #83 on: June 17, 2018, 10:45:54 PM »
Challenge 3 poll experienced technical difficulties so once again, everyone needs to head over to it and place their vote again.

Vote here: http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=29968.0

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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #84 on: June 24, 2018, 07:40:16 PM »
The winner of the Color Challenge is @LBelle2015



Congratulations LBelle2015  :) Your build is stunning.

http://www.carls-sims-4-guide.com/forum/index.php?topic=29968.0

Thank you for all those wonderful entries! Now you can take a look and see who build which house on the polls thread.  8)
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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #85 on: June 24, 2018, 09:09:42 PM »
Congrats LBelle2015!!

Now that the challenge winner has been announce, if you choose you can upload your build to the gallery.

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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #86 on: June 25, 2018, 03:34:45 AM »
Congratulations LBelle2015!  Great build 8).
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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #87 on: June 25, 2018, 05:00:44 AM »
Thank you! It was fun doing this build. I have uploaded it to the gallery. I hope you enjoy the house!

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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #88 on: June 30, 2018, 01:25:28 AM »
You're welcome @LBelle2015 :)!  I've uploaded my house for this challenge, as well.
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2018 Building Challenge 4 - Water Water Everywhere
« Reply #89 on: July 10, 2018, 12:13:24 PM »
Ever looked at those amazing water themed builds on the gallery and wondered how on earth the builder did that? Well, now it's your time to learn. This build is to be not quite all about water, but mostly. Take a community lot type and imagine it with water. Simple, right?

Details in the post linked below:

2018 Building Challenge 4
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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #90 on: August 04, 2018, 07:56:11 PM »
Hi everyone,

Due to an event that was expected but has occurred a littler earlier than anticipated in my personal life the current building competition and all other scheduled building comps for 2018 have had to be cancelled.

Nothing negative or serious but just very time consuming, but sadly this means that I simply do not have the hours in the day needed to focus on building competitions. I've thought hard about this and realize that there isn't any other solution.

This thread here is open and available for anyone who has already completed or is going to complete the 'Water Water Everywhere' build to showcase and share by posting their screenshots themselves. If anyone does this, all are welcome to post positive supportive comments on just how lovely the screenshots are.

You of course can upload any completed 'Water Water Everywhere' builds to the Gallery still and post links here so others can enjoy your build too.

So super sorry everyone but thanks for your anticipated understanding.

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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #91 on: August 05, 2018, 06:53:29 PM »
Hi Play.  I totally understand, and I've had a great time doing building challenges and any we have after 2018 and beyond, as well!  I haven't started the current challenge, but I may do it anyway.  Good luck with your personal life stuff :).
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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #92 on: August 14, 2018, 08:20:21 AM »
@Playalot , I hope that everything works out for you. When playing with a game about life - life happens :)

I hope to post my build after the upcoming patch this Thursday - this was a fun challenge at any rate.

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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #94 on: September 06, 2018, 03:08:12 PM »
Totally awesome build @deenahax!  What a cool pool/bowling alley 8).
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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #95 on: September 06, 2018, 03:12:54 PM »
I built a karaoke bar, which also includes gaming and TV areas, bar games, a bubble blower, two dance floors with a DJ booth, 1 bowling lane, and a giant wrap-around pool outside.

My Karaoke bar is posted in the gallery under this challenge's hashtag.
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The in-game gallery says lot type "karaoke bar."  The online gallery says lot type unknown.  I'm not sure why.
Final Price: $235,724

Thanks again to the team for these awesome challenges 8)!

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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #96 on: September 08, 2018, 01:51:18 PM »
thanks @coolsim9999999. I love the color of your build - looks like a fun place to hang out.

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Re: 2018 TS4 Building Challenges Discussion Thread
« Reply #97 on: September 09, 2018, 01:01:23 AM »
You're welcome @deenahax.  I'm glad you like my build, as well!
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