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Re: The Building Contests - Rules and Instructions
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2011, 06:38:19 PM »
When it says "must house # sims", do we include that number of bedrooms or that number of bed spaces? (3 sims, 1 double bed and 1 single bed)

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« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2011, 06:42:48 PM »
The House just needs to be able to accomodate Four Sims, of any Relations and Ages so it could be Two Parents, Two Children or Four Adults, your choice. So at least that many bed spaces (Cribs count as a bed space).
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« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2011, 07:06:52 PM »
Just to be clear what's your definition of a townhouse, and what things does it require to be one.

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« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2011, 07:09:51 PM »
Just to be clear what's your definition of a townhouse, and what things does it require to be one.

It's your own opinion. Make it look comfortable in town. So don't make a ranch right in the middle of town.

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« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2011, 07:12:02 PM »
Just to be clear what's your definition of a townhouse, and what things does it require to be one.
It's your own opinion. Make it look comfortable in town. So don't make a ranch right in the middle of town.

As Seabody said, if you want some ideas try looking on Google Images or if you live near/in a town what do the Houses there in the streets look like, it's those kinds of things I was thinking of but it can be any period as long as it looks right and matches the specs.  :)
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« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2011, 07:13:59 PM »
As Seabody said, if you want some ideas try looking on Google Images or if you live near/in a town what do the Houses there in the streets look like, it's those kinds of things I was thinking of but it can be any period as long as it looks right and matches the specs.  :)

Yeah, I know they're those tall narrow houses that are all lined up to each other, I just wanted to make sure because I didn't want to be the odd one out that build the wrong kind of house.

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« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2011, 07:15:02 PM »
Just to be clear what's your definition of a townhouse, and what things does it require to be one.
I think where I live it's two houses connected to each other. But that seems to be different than what Thomas intends it to be.



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« Reply #32 on: August 26, 2011, 07:16:56 PM »
I started getting blurry here, when you say must fit the town's theme, you mean towns like sunset valley and Bridgeport, or you mean real towns?
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« Reply #33 on: August 26, 2011, 07:17:44 PM »
Like SV and BP.

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« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2011, 07:18:51 PM »
Ok because that google image talk started to disturb my thinking,
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« Reply #35 on: August 26, 2011, 07:20:05 PM »
Ok because that google image talk started to disturb my thinking,

Just to get inspiration. I live out in the country (kind of), and so I have next to no idea what townhouses are meant to look like.

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« Reply #36 on: August 26, 2011, 07:20:49 PM »
New Rule: Custom Patterns are Not Allowed, this is simply because they do not always transfer well and can look messy once downloaded. (Patterns made in Creat a Pattern)

I think where I live it's two houses connected to each other. But that seems to be different than what Thomas intends it to be.

That's a Terrace but it could also be considered a Town House. By Town House I really mean a House you'd typically find in a Town, so it won't have a huge garden for example.

I started getting blurry here, when you say must fit the town's theme, you mean towns like sunset valley and Bridgeport, or you mean real towns?

I'm sorry it's confusing for everyone. The Town Houses must look like they fit in the centre of a town, in Sims. Which town is up to you or whether you just want to build a House you would find in a town that's fine as well.

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« Reply #37 on: August 26, 2011, 07:23:17 PM »
Oh, so you mean like an average run of the mill house and not one of these:


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Re: The Building Contests - Rules and Instructions
« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2011, 07:24:34 PM »
I believe if you google "townhouse" it will answer most aesthetic questions. There are a lot of attached townhouses in the images that come up in google so you could, for example in imagleek's picture, just take one section off from the line and build it like a single family home.
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« Reply #39 on: August 26, 2011, 07:25:40 PM »
Ok. I get it. Now of to build my house. :D

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Re: The Building Contests - Rules and Instructions
« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2011, 07:27:03 PM »
When does it end? September 9th Forum Time, or September 9th in our time zone (whatever it may be)? Can we build on September 9th?

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« Reply #41 on: August 26, 2011, 07:32:25 PM »
I believe if you google "townhouse" it will answer most aesthetic questions. There are a lot of attached townhouses in the images that come up in google so you could, for example in imageek's picture, just take one section off from the line and build it like a single family home.
That's a Terrace but it could also be considered a Town House. By Town House I really mean a House you'd typically find in a Town, so it won't have a huge garden for example.
Thank you. Where I live town houses (or townhomes) are like imagleek's picture. But I understand now. Thanks.

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« Reply #42 on: August 26, 2011, 08:00:59 PM »
When does it end? September 9th Forum Time, or September 9th in our time zone (whatever it may be)? Can we build on September 9th?

You have till Midnight on the 9th of September on your Time Zone, like the Challenges.
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« Reply #43 on: August 26, 2011, 08:03:50 PM »
it's great, because I have some very important work to do for pesedit, guess the contests will have to wait eventually ( me who was really exited :( ) hope I can make it by then
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« Reply #44 on: August 26, 2011, 08:06:45 PM »
it's great, because I have some very important work to do for pesedit, guess the contests will have to wait eventually ( me who was really exited :( ) hope I can make it by then

I hope you make it to! Don't force yourself to rush anything though, there will always be more contests.  :)
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Re: The Building Contests - Rules and Instructions
« Reply #45 on: August 26, 2011, 08:19:26 PM »
Just to get inspiration. I live out in the country (kind of), and so I have next to no idea what townhouses are meant to look like.

At least I am not the only one who had to google townhouses.  There aren't really townhouses where I live either.  You could take most of the houses in my town, plop them in the middle of 20 acres and they'd fit right in.  ;D

This should be a fun contest, though.  I can't wait to get started. :D

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« Reply #46 on: August 26, 2011, 08:25:27 PM »
New Rule: Custom Patterns are Not Allowed, this is simply because they do not always transfer well and can look messy once downloaded. (Patterns made in Creat a Pattern)
Thank God I visited this thread first thing, I was just about to upload my house and it had a custom pattern in it!!

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« Reply #47 on: August 26, 2011, 08:35:38 PM »
Wow, this is great!
Thanks to samoht, and everyone else who has organized this great event to return to the forum!
Have fun guys, and although I'm really not much of a builder, I'll be sure to be viewing and voting very enthusiastically.
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Re: The Building Contests - Rules and Instructions
« Reply #48 on: August 27, 2011, 04:09:23 AM »
Thank God I visited this thread first thing, I was just about to upload my house and it had a custom pattern in it!!

It isn't really a major problem it's more just because it might not display properly if anyone downloads it and might lower your chances. For everyone else check this thread and the Contest Thread before you upload, just to make sure nothing has changed.

If you want an example of how to layout your Entry, take a look at how TallStar has posted her entry, that is how you should lay out your entry.
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« Reply #49 on: August 27, 2011, 06:19:18 AM »
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