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Re: READ THIS FIRST - Rules for Stories
« Reply #50 on: February 13, 2012, 01:06:58 PM »
2. Limit screenshots to no more than 25 per post. The preferred size for the Forum is 640 x 480.  If you use the Carl's Sims 3 Gallery, it will automatically resize the images for you.

Is this still valid?  I've noticed that most of the stories lately seem to have 800 x 600 pix.

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Re: READ THIS FIRST - Rules for Stories
« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2012, 09:46:23 PM »
Is this still valid?  I've noticed that most of the stories lately seem to have 800 x 600 pix.

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I believe it's still valid, but the Gallery automatically resizes pictures to the correct size for the Forum, so I haven't had to re-size manually lately.  I'll find out from Carl if it's still 640 x 480.
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Re: READ THIS FIRST - Rules for Stories
« Reply #52 on: February 14, 2012, 01:52:11 AM »
It's 800x600 these days, fixed!

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Re: READ THIS FIRST - Rules for Stories
« Reply #53 on: February 27, 2012, 11:22:02 PM »
I'm planning an Immortal Dynasty Story, or an attempt at one at least. I was wondering if it is acceptable practice to create the dynasty sim and save them to the Bin, and then start a family in a town to get a few screenshots of say the Sim as a child/teen, to help set up the story? As long as the Sim is then started again in a new town when the Dynasty officially begins? I would just want the Sims appearance to be exactly the same as in the Dynasty.
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Re: READ THIS FIRST - Rules for Stories
« Reply #54 on: February 28, 2012, 02:00:58 AM »
I'm planning an Immortal Dynasty Story, or an attempt at one at least. I was wondering if it is acceptable practice to create the dynasty sim and save them to the Bin, and then start a family in a town to get a few screenshots of say the Sim as a child/teen, to help set up the story? As long as the Sim is then started again in a new town when the Dynasty officially begins? I would just want the Sims appearance to be exactly the same as in the Dynasty.
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Re: READ THIS FIRST - Rules for Stories
« Reply #55 on: February 28, 2012, 02:41:15 AM »
I'm planning an Immortal Dynasty Story, or an attempt at one at least. I was wondering if it is acceptable practice to create the dynasty sim and save them to the Bin, and then start a family in a town to get a few screenshots of say the Sim as a child/teen, to help set up the story? As long as the Sim is then started again in a new town when the Dynasty officially begins? I would just want the Sims appearance to be exactly the same as in the Dynasty.
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As long as it's a fresh, unplayed Sim at the point when you start the actual challenge, you're fine.  It would be a good idea to mention what you did in the first post of your story as an author's note so there's no confusion for the readers.
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Re: READ THIS FIRST - Rules for Stories
« Reply #56 on: February 28, 2012, 11:57:11 PM »
That's what I figured but I just wanted to confirm. Thanks Pam!


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Re: READ THIS FIRST - Rules for Stories
« Reply #57 on: May 03, 2012, 06:41:50 PM »
Are we allowed to make family trees?  You know, mainly just put the heirs, their sisters, the founder and their spouses.  Are we allowed to do that?  If we're not allowed to do that on here then where do we do it?  I've been thinking about doing something like that.
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Re: READ THIS FIRST - Rules for Stories
« Reply #58 on: May 04, 2012, 02:11:37 AM »
Are we allowed to make family trees?  You know, mainly just put the heirs, their sisters, the founder and their spouses.  Are we allowed to do that?  If we're not allowed to do that on here then where do we do it?  I've been thinking about doing something like that.

Do you mean make an image of a family tree and post it? I've done that, personally for me it's helpful because it can remind you of who is who and how they are relevant to the story. E.g. Cousin = Daughter of X who was Sister of Y who is Mother of Z. There are various family tree websites which allow you to create a fictional family tree that you can link to, several people do as you can also add images and details easily, I've used Family Echo.
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Re: READ THIS FIRST - Rules for Stories
« Reply #59 on: June 19, 2012, 11:38:05 PM »
Do we need to ask permission for creations from Union Cove to use in our stories?

Also, do we need to ask permission if we use a sim's child/grandchild? Eg: A sim of my creation marries one of the sims in Union Cove, say, Supersim Star, and they have a baby, would I need to ask permission to use that child in a story?

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Re: READ THIS FIRST - Rules for Stories
« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2012, 11:46:43 PM »
Do we need to ask permission for creations from Union Cove to use in our stories?

Also, do we need to ask permission if we use a sim's child/grandchild? Eg: A sim of my creation marries one of the sims in Union Cove, say, Supersim Star, and they have a baby, would I need to ask permission to use that child in a story?

This is only for Sims in the Swap Shop that have been uploaded by members.  The Sims used in Union Cove became part of that town and can be used like any other townies in other towns.
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Re: READ THIS FIRST - Rules for Stories
« Reply #61 on: July 05, 2012, 09:12:03 PM »
Dumb question here. What are Sim Projects?

Are they personal projects? Like a Sim story about a project I'm doing in my game?

Or are they pre-established like those Hall of Fame challenges last year?

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Re: READ THIS FIRST - Rules for Stories
« Reply #62 on: July 06, 2012, 12:27:54 AM »
Dumb question here. What are Sim Projects?

Are they personal projects? Like a Sim story about a project I'm doing in my game?

Or are they pre-established like those Hall of Fame challenges last year?

I know I'm horribly behind in all the Forum activity so please forgive me in advance.  :-[

It's not a dumb question.  Projects are basically challenges written by members and posted on the Projects board.  We call them Projects to help avoid confusion with the challenges that Metro writes for the annual Tournament and the Dynasty challenges.  Any Project that gets posted has to go through an approval process first.  Information for that can be found here.
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Re: READ THIS FIRST - Rules for Stories
« Reply #63 on: July 29, 2012, 02:00:48 PM »
Are we required to use the sim gallery or is it optional and we can use another image host (like Photobucket or ImageShack)?
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Re: READ THIS FIRST - Rules for Stories
« Reply #64 on: July 29, 2012, 05:32:11 PM »
Are we required to use the sim gallery or is it optional and we can use another image host (like Photobucket or ImageShack)?

If you already have an account with an image hosting site, that's fine. The gallery is simply another option for members.
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« Reply #65 on: July 29, 2012, 10:39:56 PM »
Are we required to use the sim gallery or is it optional and we can use another image host (like Photobucket or ImageShack)?

As Twinmum said, the Gallery is not required.  It does have some benefits, however.  It will automatically re-size your images to the proper size for the Forum.  It will also keep your Sims 3 pictures out of your personal photos and help keep your account from getting too large.
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Re: READ THIS FIRST - Rules for Stories
« Reply #66 on: July 30, 2012, 02:12:06 AM »
Thank you. One more question. Can we have two legacies at once? Because I've got an idea for another one I want to start and I'd like to share it.
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« Reply #67 on: July 30, 2012, 03:02:05 AM »
Thank you. One more question. Can we have two legacies at once? Because I've got an idea for another one I want to start and I'd like to share it.

Yes, there's no limit to how many challenges you can play at the same time and write about here.
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« Reply #68 on: August 04, 2012, 04:41:49 PM »
Hi Pam,
I'm gearing up for my second Immortal Dynasty. I'd like to use a wordpress.com account to display it. This is because I am also affilliated to Boolprop and I'd like to share this story with the readers there too. My reasons? Only Teresa has published her story there. My second attempt, in story form, might sparkle some more interest in this fabulous challenge on that forum too. Ok, that, and also, because it's cool when your story is read a lot, I suppose.
The problem with writing a story through the wordpress site is that I'd have a boring thread bumping for updates - awful expression and awful, but nessecary practice. So, I'm wondering, if I showed the first picture of any new post with text (almost like what you'd get in 'notify' internet messages) and then provided a link... Well, would it be alright? Members here, who do not want to comment on the actual blog, could still do it here. But, overall, I'd save you web space?

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« Reply #69 on: August 04, 2012, 11:59:19 PM »
Hi Pam,
I'm gearing up for my second Immortal Dynasty. I'd like to use a wordpress.com account to display it. This is because I am also affilliated to Boolprop and I'd like to share this story with the readers there too. My reasons? Only Teresa has published her story there. My second attempt, in story form, might sparkle some more interest in this fabulous challenge on that forum too. Ok, that, and also, because it's cool when your story is read a lot, I suppose.
The problem with writing a story through the wordpress site is that I'd have a boring thread bumping for updates - awful expression and awful, but nessecary practice. So, I'm wondering, if I showed the first picture of any new post with text (almost like what you'd get in 'notify' internet messages) and then provided a link... Well, would it be alright? Members here, who do not want to comment on the actual blog, could still do it here. But, overall, I'd save you web space?

I think that would be fine.  You can start a thread here and post updates with, say, a chapter name/number and a picture with the link.  That should work.  Thanks for checking ahead of time.  :)
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« Reply #70 on: August 28, 2012, 12:44:25 AM »
Okay, I hope I don't sound like I'm asking a stupid question here, but I feel like since cartoon violence and mild mischief from both our times may no longer be considered acceptable, (Looney Tunes, Mickey Mouse, etc.), but would the little Red Riding Hood story be acceptable on here? It would be the classic kid friendly version, but it's going to involve the same storyline, where Grandma is locked in the closet, the girl gets eaten by the wolf, etc. except the plot will have their silly Sims stuff.

I will be planning on doing this when Supernatural comes out, and I hope it would be okay, since these types of things seem no longer acceptable to the young children today, and I don't want anyone to get the wrong message. I'll most likely put a strike through, on the "The better to eat you with my dear..."

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Re: READ THIS FIRST - Rules for Stories
« Reply #71 on: November 21, 2012, 11:17:01 PM »
Umm... I've just registered here about a few week although I've read many of the dynasty etc.etc. and inspired me.
So, my question am I allowed to post a Legacy which is inspired by a story here(with main char. Raven Goth), and actually on the same family too? but with some difference. For example I made the legacy trigger is Agnes...
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« Reply #72 on: November 21, 2012, 11:20:11 PM »
That would probably be something to ask the original author about.

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« Reply #73 on: November 21, 2012, 11:21:30 PM »
Umm... I've just registered here about a few week although I've read many of the dynasty etc.etc. and inspired me.
So, my question am I allowed to post a Legacy which is inspired by a story here(with main char. Raven Goth), and actually on the same family too? but with some difference. For example I made the legacy trigger is Agnes...

You would need to discuss it with ILoveDolls before you do anything. Welcome to the forum, by the way! Make sure you read the Forum Rules (the link is in my siganature).  :)

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« Reply #74 on: November 21, 2012, 11:26:32 PM »
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You would need to discuss it with ILoveDolls before you do anything. Welcome to the forum, by the way! Make sure you read the Forum Rules (the link is in my siganature).  :)

I'll try PM-ing dolls then. Thx :)
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