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QBUILDERZ
17th Jul 2013, 5:23 PM
Groundwork: A Foundation Challenge


Moderator on site for a few years
Judged and participated in various #Create challenges
Judged the official, site wide, foundation challenge
Hosted a previous challenge – “Building Blocks” (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=480537 )


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Sometimes, it is awesome having unlimited freedom. It is nice – sure! I’ll make a giant mansion with a pool on the second floor!
Yeah, I want that bathroom to have a hot tub in it! – but eventually, all the glitz and glamor of being uninhibited wears away.
There is just no challenge to it after a while and some people, like me, get very bored…very quickly.

This contest aims to fix that by testing your skills a little bit, and putting some challenge back into your game!

The idea is super simple – instead of building your house to a set of criteria, or trying to stay on budget, I will provide you
with a footprint that you must build on, decorate, landscape, and deck out, with a catch, to the best of your ability. Don’t forget
that all of this will be done while competing against the other entrants!

Much like the previous foundation challenge I hosted – “Building Blocks” (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=480537 ) – this contest will attempt to challenge you in more
ways than just changing shapes. Instead of each round increasing in shape complexity, each round will bring a new hitch
(with the exception of R1.) This might mean split levels, diagonal segments, basements, any combination thereof, and even more.
Join in on the action and have a great time with the rest of us!

*Note* This is a TS3 only contest; based on what I have planned, replication in TS2 would be very difficult / impossible.

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No altering the foundation is allowed
o Its shape should still be clearly visible from top down.
o No adding more foundation on
o No taking any foundation off
o No adjusting the height
o Aesthetic changes are allowed (ex. Painting, adding or removing plants, wall hangings, etc.)
Building away from the foundation
o 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. However, you are permitted to add a shed, car ports, garages, etc. and attach them to the lot as long as
they don’t add more livable space. For example, garages can only be used to house cars, not store an extra bed.
Lot Size
o The lot size will be included in the post. You are not allowed to place the foundation on a larger sized lot than what is given.
o You are allowed to rotate the lot any way you would like.
Custom Content
o Is allowed.
o MTS encourages the creation and use of CC, but everyone deserves their credit. You don't have to list each bit of CC,
just the creators that made it so they get their work highlighted.
Pictures
o You are REQUIRED to upload the following pictures with each round:
----->• Front picture
----->• Back picture
----->• Floor plan pictures
o Extra pictures are recommended, but not required.
o No photoshopping please!
Time and Extensions
o Each round will last for a ten day period.
o Extensions are allowed, but there should be a valid excuse.
Questions
o For the most part, this contest relies on people being honest. The more you adhere to the rules, the more fun it is for
everyone. Try not to bend the rules; if you think you can exploit something, try not to – it ruins the game for everyone. If
you want to make sure that what you’re doing is allowed, just ask down below and I, or someone else who has done
these before, will help you out.



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Structure: 25 Points
o Everything related to the physical building of the house is scored here! The following criteria are what we will
be looking for in this category...
----->• Curb Appeal (front of the house)
----->• Structure as a Whole (sides and back of the house)
----->• Roofing
----->• Interior Layout
----->• Aesthetically Pleasing
Landscaping: 25 Points
o Don't forget to make the yard look fitting, too. Gardens, driveways, terrain paint, and sculpting bring a lot of dimension
to a house! Don't forget this important category!
----->• Is there landscaping?
----->• Does it fit the theme? (desert, lush, forest, etc.)
----->• Aesthetically Pleasing
Decorations: 25 Points
o The inside is just as important, if not more important, than the outside. Make sure you keep these key points
in mind for a high score!
----->• Space is Filled
----->• Good Flow (no stomping sims)
----->• Coherent Style
----->• Matching Colors
Presentation: 25 points
o Now, you gotta show off your work! To get the last few points on your score, hit on these points for a guarenteed
25 points!
----->• Pics at least 800x600
----->• Clear, Detailed Pics
----->• Detailed / Descriptive Post
Bonus Points: 20 points
o These are awarded hit or miss. You either get all of the points or no points at all.
o Is your house set to a theme? How neat!
----->• +5 bonus points
o You took extra pictures and they are gorgeous! They show off the lot really well!
----->• +5 bonus points
o WOW! Your lot was a standout all around! You really went the extra mile!
----->• +10 bonus points




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Entering is simple! All you need to do is download the attached file labeled "Round 1" and complete it. Once you've done that, take
the required screenshots (posted above) and some bonus point screen shots (also above) and make an awesome post showing
your entry off!Since entry rounds are normally longer than the subsequent rounds, you will have 14 days to complete your lot and
enter it. After those two weeks, the judges and I will close off entries, give you the next foundation, start scoring your previous
round, and post the scores up for everyone to see!

If you'd like to be a judge, all you need to do is post your interest, say a few qualifications (like how awesome you are, any other
contests you might have participated in, other things you've judged, etc.) and I'll let you know if we need you or not! I'd like to have
a cap of five judges, unless there are a large amount of entrants.


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Round 1 over!
SCORES (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AirbIEXvRwrHdFMzSzROeEs3YXNOaFFBbGRmeFVPUnc#gid=7)

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Round 2 over!
SCORES (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AirbIEXvRwrHdFMzSzROeEs3YXNOaFFBbGRmeFVPUnc#gid=7)

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Round 3 over!
SCORES (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AirbIEXvRwrHdFMzSzROeEs3YXNOaFFBbGRmeFVPUnc#gid=7)

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Round 4 over!
SCORES (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AirbIEXvRwrHdFMzSzROeEs3YXNOaFFBbGRmeFVPUnc#gid=7)

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Here is a list of scored contestants and their entries:


Contestant, Round 1, Round 2, Round 3, Round 4
King_Deadly (http://modthesims.info/m/5647387), Belinda GreenWork (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4197813&postcount=42), Cozy Elegance (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4219856&postcount=631), --, --
Levini (http://modthesims.info/m/3410892), Spirit of Painted Rope (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4198062&postcount=53), Spirit of Glass and Shimmering Lights (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4214609&postcount=501), --, --
Bhanse1 (http://modthesims.info/m/4668063), Villa di Lusso (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4198205&postcount=56), --, --, --
Elegant Rubble (http://modthesims.info/m/1348271), Sunflower Grove (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4198345&postcount=65), Clearwater (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4214108&postcount=484), Student Rental (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4228739&postcount=865), You Can Take the House out of the City (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4243178&postcount=1185)
Fairycake89 (http://modthesims.info/m/4335095), Mrs. Miggins' Pie and Bread Shop (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4198382&postcount=70), Castaway (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4214106&postcount=483), Gramarye (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4234544&postcount=945), Arrivederci Morgana! (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4247169&postcount=1251)
Fuzzlechan (http://modthesims.info/m/4830951), Aurora Abode (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4198446&postcount=75), Graduation Place (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4212907&postcount=430), --, --
Aisquared (http://modthesims.info/m/6368449), Strictly for Singles (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4198597&postcount=84), Pondside Retreat (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4219582&postcount=628), Wood and Stone Modern (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4230979&postcount=892), Strictly for Richer Singles (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4247565&postcount=1261)
Sionelle (http://modthesims.info/m/6057699), Alessandro's Elixirs (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4199478&postcount=92), Zoolie's Interstellar Cantina (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4217575&postcount=584), Hong Kong Highrise Penthouse (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4239098&postcount=1047), Khizanat Kutub al-Hikma (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4249977&postcount=1330)
Diwtay (http://modthesims.info/m/376664), Garden Siesta (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4199486&postcount=93), Open Concept Split Level (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4217256&postcount=565), A Fairy/Elven Forest Home (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4236149&postcount=972), Grimm's Mansion (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4247561&postcount=1260)
Rikachu (http://modthesims.info/m/2472846), Fancy Titles (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4199527&postcount=97), --, --, --
P13579odds (http://modthesims.info/m/4672779), Grandma's Country Cottage (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4199767&postcount=101), --, --, --
Jerman (http://modthesims.info/m/3639375), Brick 3 Story (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4199986&postcount=104), Grandma's House (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4216136&postcount=534), --, --
Mandimoo33 (http://modthesims.info/m/7691632), Feels Like Home (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4200194&postcount=113), --, --, --
LucyBorgia (http://modthesims.info/m/8048124), Artist's Cottage (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4200568&postcount=117), Old Dressmaker's House (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4215712&postcount=519), Searching for Surf (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4238699&postcount=1031), Quarry House (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4250923&postcount=1341)
Lewjen (http://modthesims.info/m/1354442), Still Loved (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4200668&postcount=120), Hidden in the Trees (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4226296&postcount=774), Sprung Up (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4240554&postcount=1134), --
Elephants (http://modthesims.info/m/8107509), Susanna's Place (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4200951&postcount=124), --, --, --
Rosebud1773 (http://modthesims.info/m/758521), Modern Bliss (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4200980&postcount=126), Modest Luxury (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4215896&postcount=526), Colonial Cottage (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4235258&postcount=952), --
Mage4Dragons (http://modthesims.info/m/3061334), Tower House (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4201066&postcount=129), Louisa's Luxury (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4219002&postcount=620), Hill Top Manor (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4238189&postcount=1013), Spider Cube (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4249712&postcount=1327)
Auronette (http://modthesims.info/m/623624), Summer Breeze (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4201470&postcount=130), --, --, --
Cutsocks (http://modthesims.info/m/3911859), Serho Concept Cottage Model #46 (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4201516&postcount=131), An Occidental Orientation (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4221681&postcount=654), Carnegie Library (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4237830&postcount=997), Alvarez-Rosenthal House (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4248724&postcount=1287)
Volvenom (http://modthesims.info/m/1443314), Brick Hipster (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4201590&postcount=132), --, --, --
Armiel (http://modthesims.info/m/3524400), Sonate to Pink Bushes (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4201851&postcount=133), Autumn Colors (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4224881&postcount=720), Colors and Bushes (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4238046&postcount=1001), --
Architectlings (http://modthesims.info/m/8267473), Dissoudre le Béton (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4201882&postcount=135), --, --, --
Miles2007 (http://modthesims.info/m/7066223), The Franconia Cottage (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4202128&postcount=138), --, --, --
ReyaD (http://modthesims.info/m/4668464), Meadow Family Home (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4202342&postcount=143), --, --, --
Beccapixie10 (http://modthesims.info/m/2904836), The Ardmona (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4202559&postcount=149), Moonshadow (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4223323&postcount=683), Simmington State Library (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4237706&postcount=996), Taylor Family Home (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4248583&postcount=1282)
Simsgirliexd (http://modthesims.info/m/4587349), Baie Blomme (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4202707&postcount=152), --, --, --
Morgaroni (http://modthesims.info/m/7607171), Il Gardino Cinese (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4202884&postcount=153), Sweetwater Loop (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4229608&postcount=875), The Modern Beach House (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4238228&postcount=1017), --
Evairance (http://modthesims.info/m/7261778), Black White and Red (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4203105&postcount=165), --, --, --
Buckley (http://modthesims.info/m/6075969), Standpretty Cottage (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4203119&postcount=166), --, --, --
Sahmormakmom (http://modthesims.info/m/709331), Mom and Pop's Glen (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4203144&postcount=167), The Inheritance (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4217536&postcount=579), Lazy Afternoon (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4239330&postcount=1062), Abandoned Airstrip RND4 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4248088&postcount=1268)
AdonisPluto (http://modthesims.info/m/3749619), Witzenhausen Tudor (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4203186&postcount=169), Dagressi Modern (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4221755&postcount=658), Little Modern (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4241097&postcount=1151), --
Taesang (http://modthesims.info/m/7908508), Pounawea House (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4203294&postcount=172), --, --, --
Ohthatsimschick (http://modthesims.info/m/8108248), Old English Cottage (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4203303&postcount=173), --, --, --
Yogi-Tea (http://modthesims.info/m/302572), The Canary House (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4203754&postcount=188), Dragonhill Castle (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4225363&postcount=726), Moonbase Beta (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4238054&postcount=1003), The Village Holiday Resort (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4250256&postcount=1333)
quileutegirl (http://modthesims.info/m/3323342), Tiny Tudor Farmhouse (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4203760&postcount=190), --, --, --
NaiyasFury (http://modthesims.info/m/3676717), Suburban Pride (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4204161&postcount=200), Derelict and Decrepit (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4217424&postcount=575), Country Manor Vineyard and Nectary (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4239001&postcount=1043), A Fisherman's Dream (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4249199&postcount=1303)
Dreamfoil (http://modthesims.info/m/7436847), Middle of Nowhere (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4204330&postcount=201), Middle of Nowhere 2 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4214711&postcount=503), Middle of Nowhere 3 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4235473&postcount=958), Middle of Nowhere 4 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4250959&postcount=1342)
Poundingheart (http://modthesims.info/m/127421), The Simple Cottage (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4204351&postcount=203), --, --, --
Sunnaie (http://modthesims.info/m/7235294), Sunny Side Up! (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4204368&postcount=204), --, --, --
Isteffensimlady (http://modthesims.info/m/936086), Hiding in Plain Sight (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4205111&postcount=218), Hiding in the Mountains (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4217513&postcount=577), The Woodword Porterson Mansion (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4238376&postcount=1024), --
Klf1 (http://modthesims.info/m/6937972), The Border Hoose (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4205342&postcount=222), Oriental Re-Orientation (http://m--odthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4214460&postcount=495), Il Casa Per Libre (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4235947&postcount=966), The Horse / Inheritance / Bookcase (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4248986&postcount=1295)
Klf1 (http://modthesims.info/m/6937972), Designer Dream (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4205369&postcount=223), --, --, --
Deluxe Designs (http://modthesims.info/m/1172929), No.3 Plimco Drive (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4205799&postcount=230), Dwindling Water (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4221432&postcount=645), Khadija (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4234987&postcount=948), --
SatiDelenn (http://modthesims.info/m/5792109), Grandma's House (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4205956&postcount=236), Ruins of the Mother (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4227107&postcount=804), The Bear Pitt (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4238982&postcount=1042), --
Soulofsilence (http://modthesims.info/m/21895), Reflection Pond (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4206677&postcount=244), Relictus Castle (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4214924&postcount=509), --, --
Missroxor (http://modthesims.info/m/2739233), Mid-Century Mini (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4206907&postcount=245), Ye Olde Witch's Cottage (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4227295&postcount=819), Papa Mario's Italian Bistro and Coffee Shop (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4239175&postcount=1050), --
Saramaa (http://modthesims.info/m/7525606), Glade Road 114 (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4207096&postcount=246), Kate's House (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4215629&postcount=515), The Pastel Dream (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4236397&postcount=981), Elements (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4248610&postcount=1283)
Slkjdfv (http://modthesims.info/m/3900835), Basic Family Home (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4207128&postcount=247), Cabin in the Woods (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4226798&postcount=787), --, --
IshigreenSA (http://modthesims.info/m/833657), Nursery Friendly Home (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4207901&postcount=256), Three Levels (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4215016&postcount=510), Simlan Church (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4234533&postcount=944), The Science Station Lab (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4245063&postcount=1210)
Marbi (http://modthesims.info/m/930616), Bright'n Blue (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4208003&postcount=257), Modest Modern (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4218662&postcount=615), Stonehurst (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4238051&postcount=1002), --
Creativemommy1985 (http://modthesims.info/m/3484081), The First Modern (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4208254&postcount=261), Chocolate Slice (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4227067&postcount=802), --, --
Saiyru (http://modthesims.info/m/3315893), The Greengrass (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4208275&postcount=264), --, --, --
HedfonezX (http://modthesims.info/m/4243335), Zen Gardens (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4208556&postcount=273), Old World Charm (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4219421&postcount=623), The Cargo Van (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4238277&postcount=1023), --
Craggles (http://modthesims.info/m/3803799), Cosy Little Cottage (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4209075&postcount=277), --, --, --
Nanette37 (http://modthesims.info/m/7210533), Cozy River Cottage (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4209132&postcount=278)-, --, --, --
Fenisa (http://modthesims.info/m/5489673), Simple Beach House (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4209219&postcount=280), --, --, --
Fukothepixie (http://modthesims.info/m/7206783), On The Breeze (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4209297&postcount=283), 15 Mercedes Bends (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4214513&postcount=497), Terrace Vineyard (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4234456&postcount=940), --
Fairycake89 (http://modthesims.info/m/4335095), Villa Contento (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4209345&postcount=284), --, --, --
Slkjdfv (http://modthesims.info/m/3900835), Modern Bachelor Pad (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4209406&postcount=285), --, --, --
Tamlyn (http://modthesims.info/m/3210974), Cabin in the Woods (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4209419&postcount=286), The Dorothy Lane Centre for Arts (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4227255&postcount=812), Victoriana (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4240537&postcount=1131), Old Warehouse (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4249311&postcount=1310)
Klaarjte68 (http://modthesims.info/m/7206533), Primrose Farm (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4209609&postcount=290), G.A.T.E. Modern (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4221415&postcount=644), Three Cherries (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4238922&postcount=1038), Stonehill Cottage (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4248753&postcount=1289)
Harlequindusk (http://modthesims.info/m/3326539), Humble Family Abode (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4209669&postcount=291), --, --, --
Fenisa (http://modthesims.info/m/5489673), Family Beach House (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4209708&postcount=292), --, --, --
Menaceman44 (http://modthesims.info/m/59363), Greens and Blues (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4209820&postcount=293), Aqua Fitness Activity Centre (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4225729&postcount=742), Mystery Manor (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4240172&postcount=1098), Supporting Cubix (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4249010&postcount=1296)
Gogolinopz (http://modthesims.info/m/1700366), Fairytale Retreat (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4209910&postcount=295), Tudor for Two (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4222824&postcount=677), La Hacienda Loca (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4237189&postcount=988), Bayview House (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4248612&postcount=1284)
Qnshr5 (http://modthesims.info/m/2964533), Call of the Wild-ish (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4209963&postcount=296), Ardin Nectary (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4227330&postcount=822), Boarding School House (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4239190&postcount=1054), Mediterranean Knock-Off (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4249286&postcount=1309)
WriterChick (http://modthesims.info/m/1894645), Shabby Chic Second Empire (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4210190&postcount=301), --, --, --
Saramaa (http://modthesims.info/m/7525606), Swedish Country Home (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4210253&postcount=302), --, --, --
Selaroche (http://modthesims.info/m/8279861), My First Competition (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4210397&postcount=303), --, --, --
Cocoli (http://modthesims.info/m/2550868), The Lonely Red (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4210447&postcount=306), The Inspiring Abode (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4227203&postcount=809), The Bloody Manor (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4240180&postcount=1099), --
Kmoldovan (http://modthesims.info/m/7021656), Weeping Roses (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4210452&postcount=307), Cherry Manor (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4223995&postcount=694), --, --
Kahemeh (http://modthesims.info/m/1858771), Chalet Encombre (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4210459&postcount=308), Tabloid Dream (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4225724&postcount=740), Lighthall House (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4238975&postcount=1041), The Old New Barn (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4249055&postcount=1297)
Invisibleturtle (http://modthesims.info/m/3858200), Sweethaven (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4210463&postcount=309), Pirate Castaway (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4215926&postcount=528), Razzle Dazzled (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4231160&postcount=894), Mother of Invention (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4243077&postcount=1184)
Sulyuki (http://modthesims.info/m/668567), Country Home (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4210748&postcount=320), Casa Alla Cascata (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4224220&postcount=698), Merton Manor (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4238754&postcount=1033), Grandviews (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4249470&postcount=1322)
Fenisa (http://modthesims.info/m/5489673), Writer's Retreat (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4210765&postcount=322), Blue in the Mountains (http://modthesims.info/m/showpost.php?p=4220542&postcount=633), Hidden in the Trees (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4231565&postcount=900), Fireman's Loft (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4247199&postcount=1254)
Crinury (http://modthesims.info/m/3214866), Modern Gingerbread Formal (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4210789&postcount=323), --, --, --
Charmedqueen (http://modthesims.info/m/1382916), Javanut Cafe (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4210801&postcount=324), --, --, --
Yogi-tea (http://modthesims.info/m/302572), Academy of Sun Shangxiang (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4210821&postcount=327), --, --, --
Ajabilene (http://modthesims.info/m/102934), Vista Breeze (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4210854&postcount=329), ECOasis (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4213595&postcount=462), Forsyte Manor (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4239172&postcount=1049), Celebrity Beach Mansion (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4249325&postcount=1315)
Aeval99 (http://modthesims.info/m/24160), Frankencottage (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4210869&postcount=331), The Vinter's Cottage (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4227125&postcount=805), Hacienda Hell (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4239180&postcount=1051), --
Nanatoana (http://modthesims.info/m/56736), French Blues (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4210898&postcount=334), Country Blue (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4217199&postcount=563), Mountain Blue (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4236257&postcount=976), Azul Espana (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4249224&postcount=1307)
Snailpaste (http://modthesims.info/m/2606023), Willow Cottage (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4210932&postcount=338), Almost Boathouse (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4226466&postcount=777), Oceans Edge (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4239073&postcount=1046), Underhill Home (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4248578&postcount=1280)
Matts_Dad (http://modthesims.info/m/3514635), MiniModern (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4210937&postcount=339), 464 Shoreline Drive (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4227279&postcount=814), 251 Foothill Drive (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4239194&postcount=1055), 56 Oceanview Drive (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4249316&postcount=1311)
Morphead (http://modthesims.info/m/2093808), 35 McDougal Drive (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4210947&postcount=340), Oxford Hitch's Modern Craftsman (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4212682&postcount=418), --, --
Rosebud1773 (http://modthesims.info/m/758521), Victorian Summer (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4211255&postcount=343), --, --, --
jhd1189 (http://modthesims.info/m/93409), The Professor's House (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4211454&postcount=349), The Dornish Water Gardens (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4227873&postcount=841), Amazon Theatre (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4239877&postcount=1090), --
kmoldovan (http://modthesims.info/m/7021656), Grandma's Haven (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4211684&postcount=353), --, --, --
Tee Hee Hee (http://modthesims.info/m/3816795), Ariocarpus (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4211711&postcount=357), The Knott Residence (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4227326&postcount=821), The Finnspiration Center (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4239431&postcount=1069) , --
Electra225 (http://modthesims.info/m/8295436), Bamboo Grove (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4211743&postcount=359), Lost Temple of the Stars (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4216170&postcount=535), Blue House (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4239185&postcount=1052), --
Aree (http://modthesims.info/m/48021), 25 Left Ave. (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4211783&postcount=362), --, --, --
Silenscupio (http://modthesims.info/m/3652262), Modern Writer's Retreat (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4211792&postcount=363), Birchwood (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4227739&postcount=836), --, --
lace_and_metal (http://modthesims.info/m/7993762), Just in Time (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4211802&postcount=364), --, --, --
ReyaD (http://modthesims.info/m/4668464), Bleep (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4211809&postcount=365), Blaine's Legacy House (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4227284&postcount=815), --, --
snailpaste (http://modthesims.info/m/2606023), The Beached Bachelor (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4211917&postcount=373), --, --, --


Here is a list of late-comers who still made wonderful entries. They will not be scored, but check them out anyway!

Player, Round 1, Round 2, Round 3, Round 4
Jones7659 (http://modthesims.info/m/3560313), Fairie Fields Coffee House (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4214136&postcount=486), --, --, --
Wittymore123 (http://modthesims.info/m/7646901), Oak Lullaby (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4215639&postcount=516), --, --, --
_Phae_ (http://modthesims.info/m/7500394), Prescott Street 22A (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4215927&postcount=529), --, --, --
Plirtoo (http://modthesims.info/m/8320184), Beach Home (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4221136&postcount=642), --, --, --
FinnKid, --, --, Robottien kotitalo (http://modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4238046&postcount=1001), --



http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/45272_130623203321Judges.png

Here is a list of judges and stuff:

1 - Qbuilderz (modthesims.info/m/1155044)
2 - PlayinSafe (modthesims.info/m/4772258)
3 - Seemyu (modthesims.info/m/4040578)
4 - TVRdesigns (modthesims.info/m/838199)
5 - BlakeS5678 (modthesims.info/m/6082028)
6 - GigaRevival (modthesims.info/m/4800601)

The judges scores will be kept anonymous through the whole competition so you guys don't attack them. Much like
last time, they will be assigned a color on a Google docs sheet, they'll fill out the scores, the averages will be calculated
and posted here on this post. Last time, it was a bit messy, and I aim to keep it simple and easy to do this time
around for both the participants and the contestants.


Answered Questions


This is a TS3 only contest

I built the foundations in Armiel's builder's island, but you can build them anywhere
you'd like. The lots are 100% flat, so be sure to take that into consideration!

Whole house, of course! I have to make it challenging ;D

Yes! The stuff I have there is just for decoration.

No limit on landscaping, provided it doesn't change the height of the foundation (no
raising or lowering the terrain around the edges of the foundation, this includes ponds)

It needs to be the same size so everybody has the same set of parameters.

Make whatever you'd like as long as it follows the rules!

Well, this is tricky. You can have a gazebo (off foundation) as long as it doesn't expand
livable space. If it is just a couple chairs and more along the lines of landscaping, then
that is perfect. If you're using it as an outdoor kitchen or something that serves a large
function, then no.

TVRdesigns Method Link (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4198228&postcount=58)
MissRoxor Method Link (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4197839&postcount=45)
Alternatively, try plaing the lot in Armiel's Builder's Island. (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=419136)

The first round is 14 days, with rounds 2, 3, and 4 lasting 10 days, with small extensions if asked for.

I would really appreciate it if you don't mind, but it isn't required. Use the vB codes down below
to learn how to use the "infobutton" and "spoiler" boxes :)

Overhangs are fine on two conditions:

1 - If the overhang is habitable, it needs to be on the footprint still. It can't poke
out an extra tile BEYOND the foundation -- imagine the foundation being a barrier
up into the sky. As long as you build in that barrier, you're fine.

2 - If the overhang is CFE, non-useable, or purely decoration, it is fine! I had this
happen last time, too.

Editing is perfectly acceptable up until the judges start scoring, then it is a no-no.

Nope! You need to landscape like the dickens :)

Sure! You can enter more than once. I'll just give you two columns on the table and, for
all intents and purposes, your higher scoring total will be the one we use for ranking.
**NO LONGER TRUE. ONE ENTRY PER PARTICIPANT.**
Make SURE that if anyone does this, though, that you specify if it is part of your first or
second "entries."

Theft of Intellectual Property is a big BIG BIG no no. So...nope, that isn't allowed.

Yes! You are free to edit your posts UP UNTIL THE DEADLINE.

Yes! However, do NOT let the height of the foundation get altered in the process.

Yes, as long as the platforms don't contribute to breaking another rule (like no livable overhangs)

Participant Resources

ModYourPanties (http://www.modyourpanties.com/) -- You can use this site to host images as long as you have an MTS account.
Advice on Picture Taking (modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4202610&postcount=151) -- A hint from AdonisPluto on taking grid-free pictures.
Armiel's Builder's Island (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=419136) -- A flat, quick loading world that makes the challenge lots easy to access.
The Building Blocks Foundation Challenge Thread (http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=480537) -- Can be used for some quick ideas and as a guide to see what's to come.
vB Code List (https://modthesims.info/misc.php?do=bbcode#img2float) -- Learn some stuff to make your post nice and tidy.


Additional Credits:
Entrants to my previous challenge -- you guys were awesome!
The creators and their intellectual property I used to make the banners up there ^^^

heaven
17th Jul 2013, 5:38 PM
Contest Approved

Do not post replies and/or contest applications before the contest host has checked in on this thread, or your post will be deleted.
DO NOT WRITE USELESS POSTS like "Hey cool contest, I think I might join." Reserve type posts and useless posts about coming back with an application will be deleted.

QBUILDERZ
17th Jul 2013, 8:50 PM
Checking in, everybody. I just need to find where I put that first foundation file and we can get this started :D

Karen Lorraine
17th Jul 2013, 8:58 PM
Hey is this for sims2 and 3? or just sims3?

QBUILDERZ
17th Jul 2013, 9:00 PM
Hey is this for sims2 and 3? or just sims3?

Unfortunately, I only have TS3 installed on my computer at this point in time, so this will be a TS3 competition only. Sorry for the inconvenience :(

Karen Lorraine
17th Jul 2013, 9:26 PM
ok, but it's not very clear from your blurb which game it's for. Pity cos it looks like fun but i'm a sims 2 builder.

QBUILDERZ
17th Jul 2013, 9:36 PM
I apologize once again for misleading you -- I have updates the title and first paragraph to be more clear to avoid this from happening again :)

ekrubynaffit
17th Jul 2013, 9:37 PM
That is a shame, was hoping it was going to be sims 2 as well! :(

chasmchronicle
17th Jul 2013, 10:10 PM
Ooo! This looks like fun! I'd love to be a judge! Since my contest just ended, I have free space to do so! :)

Annabel Lee
18th Jul 2013, 1:30 AM
Hey Q! Sounds great! :)
If you need another judge, please sign me up.

Qualifications: judge [Building Blocks] & participated in at least 2 other contest

PS- I love that you used pics from previous contest entries. That's really nice! :up:

missroxor
19th Jul 2013, 8:45 AM
I'm certain it's just me being dim because it's way past my bed time already but I'm not seeing the attachment :/ Sounds fun, I'll need to see if I can squeeze in some time somewhere to give it a shot :)

Annabel Lee
20th Jul 2013, 1:48 AM
You're not all dim, missroxor. :giggler: The foundation file's hiding from Q (post #3).

missroxor
20th Jul 2013, 6:44 AM
Haha, so I was being a little dim then ;) Thanks for pointing that out, I must've just read the checking in bit and skimmed past the rest of that post :rolleyes:

QBUILDERZ
21st Jul 2013, 9:41 PM
Goddamnit! I could've sworn...ugh.

Give me 5 minutes, I need to switch computers.

Edit -- it is up! Now, I'mma go advertise a bit :)

TVRdesigns
21st Jul 2013, 10:38 PM
Hey Q, I'll put my name in for judge. Obviously if we have to list qualifications... haha. I dunno. I build them? Pretty well, I would think.

Jaguwar
22nd Jul 2013, 12:00 AM
Does round 1 have a particular theme? If so, I must have missed it. If not, then I take it this is just "build on this foundation", correct?

QBUILDERZ
22nd Jul 2013, 12:08 AM
Does round 1 have a particular theme? If so, I must have missed it. If not, then I take it this is just "build on this foundation", correct?

Yes, R1 was going to have a gimmick, but I decided against it. Nice and straight forward for round 1!

Jaguwar
22nd Jul 2013, 12:34 AM
Excellent, thank you! :)

InkSketch
22nd Jul 2013, 12:39 AM
I think I might be on the slow side when I ask this: are things from the expansion packs allowed to be used? :)

QBUILDERZ
22nd Jul 2013, 12:47 AM
I think I might be on the slow side when I ask this: are things from the expansion packs allowed to be used? :)

Of course! Use everything you've got if you'd like!

BlakeS5678
22nd Jul 2013, 12:56 AM
I know this is a really long shot, and it's unlikely. But, would love to be a judge if you'll have me. While I don't necessarily meet the qualifications I have been building houses for The Sims since 2005 and have experience, (I play The Sims 2 and 3 all the time to this day) , in no way am I saying I'm perfect though. I have ton of time on my hands and it really would be a total honor if I could help out.

QBUILDERZ
22nd Jul 2013, 1:15 AM
I know this is a really long shot, and it's unlikely. But, would love to be a judge if you'll have me. While I don't necessarily meet the qualifications I have been building houses for The Sims since 2005 and have experience, (I play The Sims 2 and 3 all the time to this day) , in no way am I saying I'm perfect though. I have ton of time on my hands and it really would be a total honor if I could help out.

You seem really passionate about the game and I really like that! Sure! I'd love to have your help :)

BlakeS5678
22nd Jul 2013, 1:19 AM
You seem really passionate about the game and I really like that! Sure! I'd love to have your help :)

Thank you so much, I guess I was really enthusiastic sounding. :)

Sunnaie
22nd Jul 2013, 1:27 AM
is there a preferred world/lot for this?...not sure if i saw anything saying that..

BlakeS5678
22nd Jul 2013, 1:31 AM
is there a world/lot for this?...not sure if i saw anything saying that..

Sunset Valley may be a good choice seeing as it has lots of flat area that can be used and looks pretty generic, but you can choose anything you want really. If you have a certain theme in mind you could choose a world that corresponds with that theme, all in all only your lots will be judged so it's not that important.

QBUILDERZ
22nd Jul 2013, 1:34 AM
is there a preferred world/lot for this?...not sure if i saw anything saying that..

Nope! The lot is 100% flat, so any flat spot you find will do :)

Sunnaie
22nd Jul 2013, 1:34 AM
Sunset Valley may be a good choice seeing as it has lots of flat area that can be used and looks pretty generic, but you can choose anything you want really. If you have a certain theme in mind you could choose a world that corresponds with that theme, all in all only your lots will be judged so it's not that important.

Nope! The lot is 100% flat, so any flat spot you find will do :)


Thank You!~

joandsarah77
22nd Jul 2013, 1:39 AM
Is this just a room or an entire house? I'm not very good at building in The Sims 3, so I was wondering how large and difficult it is. A picture of the foundation from overhead would be helpful.

ZodiacRain
22nd Jul 2013, 1:39 AM
Should we list which expansion packs we use when we enter the contest?

BlakeS5678
22nd Jul 2013, 1:42 AM
Thank You!~

Your welcome, dear. :) Feel free to ask other questions if you need anything else.

ReyaD
22nd Jul 2013, 1:42 AM
Armiel's Build Island is really great for building in my opinion. You can put down whatever lot size you need in edit town. Loads in a few seconds for me and my computer is terrible.

http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=419136

QBUILDERZ
22nd Jul 2013, 1:43 AM
Is this just a room or an entire house? I'm not very good at building in The Sims 3, so I was wondering how large and difficult it is. A picture of the foundation from overhead would be helpful.

It is an entire house, friend! I think you should give it a try -- you can only get better! plus, with the people who are playing along, you'd probably learn a whole bunch of new things. As for the picture, I like it to be ambiguous, so that way when you look at in game you have a "Well...crap" kind of moment :P I am secretly evil.

Should we list which expansion packs we use when we enter the contest?

You don't have to, but you can if you'd like, of course!

Jaguwar
22nd Jul 2013, 2:04 AM
I think I already know the answer, but we can move the existing landscaping, right?

joandsarah77
22nd Jul 2013, 2:08 AM
Lol okay. Another quick question, how do I place the lot? Will it just place along a road? Or do I place it over an existing bare lot? I've never quite figured out placing lots in Sims 3. They always seem to be at an angle to the road. Also will this work when I don't have the latest patch? Or should I just tell it to update?

QBUILDERZ
22nd Jul 2013, 2:17 AM
I think I already know the answer, but we can move the existing landscaping, right?

Yep! I just do it so the lot looks a little more interesting in the post ;)


Lol okay. Another quick question, how do I place the lot? Will it just place along a road? Or do I place it over an existing bare lot? I've never quite figured out placing lots in Sims 3. They always seem to be at an angle to the road. Also will this work when I don't have the latest patch? Or should I just tell it to update?

If should work just fine without the patch (I don't believe I am patched to the latest version) and you can do it either way! You can either go into edit town mode and plop down a 2x3 lot, then place the foundation lot on that empty slot, or you can find an existing 2x3 house, delete it, and put down the foundation in that space.

Sunnaie
22nd Jul 2013, 2:31 AM
So I'm not very good at building and I've had this problem before but i can never figure out how to fix it...the lot that i selected i guess is higher than the original foundation template... but the console command that is supposed to fix it doesn't do anything at all when i put it in...can anyone help me lift it up from its sunken in state or should i just try and find a plot that it doesn't sink into? Not even sure if i should ask about it here..

Aree
22nd Jul 2013, 2:31 AM
Oh my gosh, I'm so happy this is running during one of my more active simming periods! For the sake of a challenge I actually practiced house building with the last contest's foundations and rules.

A few questions though... what are the limits on landscaping? Are we allowed to do pools, fountains, boats, etc? And does the lot need to be the same size, or can it be bigger? And is this limited to houses or can we make community lots as well?

Rin_of_Water
22nd Jul 2013, 2:57 AM
So...if you can't place extra foundations, does that mean no features such as gazebos? Just curious...probably a dumb question :P.

QBUILDERZ
22nd Jul 2013, 2:58 AM
So I'm not very good at building and I've had this problem before but i can never figure out how to fix it...the lot that i selected i guess is higher than the original foundation template... but the console command that is supposed to fix it doesn't do anything at all when i put it in...can anyone help me lift it up from its sunken in state or should i just try and find a plot that it doesn't sink into? Not even sure if i should ask about it here..

Use the cheat "Setimportedterrainoffset [value]" to raise the lot up and down. This happened to a few others, too. I built the lot in Armiel's builder's island, so maybe try downloading that and plaing the lot there? I don't know if it will help or not, but it may be worth a shot.


Oh my gosh, I'm so happy this is running during one of my more active simming periods! For the sake of a challenge I actually practiced house building with the last contest's foundations and rules.

A few questions though... what are the limits on landscaping? Are we allowed to do pools, fountains, boats, etc? And does the lot need to be the same size, or can it be bigger? And is this limited to houses or can we make community lots as well?

No limit on landscaping, provided it doesn't change the height of the foundation (no raising or lowering the terrain around the edges of the foundation, this includes ponds) The lot needs to remain on a 2x3 plot in the interest of keeping a standard across the competition, and if you want to do a community lot, that'd be awesome! I know Llamaforever made some awesome clubs last contest!

QBUILDERZ
22nd Jul 2013, 3:04 AM
So...if you can't place extra foundations, does that mean no features such as gazebos? Just curious...probably a dumb question :P.

Well, this is tricky. You can have a gazebo (off foundation) as long as it doesn't expand livable space. If it is just a couple chairs and more along the lines of landscaping, then that is perfect. If you're using it as an outdoor kitchen or something that serves a large function, then no.

Rin_of_Water
22nd Jul 2013, 3:51 AM
Well, this is tricky. You can have a gazebo (off foundation) as long as it doesn't expand livable space. If it is just a couple chairs and more along the lines of landscaping, then that is perfect. If you're using it as an outdoor kitchen or something that serves a large function, then no.
Thank you. That's helpful!
On another note, I'm having technical difficulties. When I import the lot into a world, the terrain level is way below the street level. When I look at the thumbnail picture, the lot looks like it's supposed to be flat. I play the game with several mods installed, so could that cause it?

King_Deadly
22nd Jul 2013, 4:53 AM
Hello! Well I saw this contest and saw it very interest and I instantly started on building
So here's my entry Ill call it "Belinda GreenWork"
WARNING: Pic Heavy


http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46397_130721233618required1.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46398_130721233652required2.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46399_130721233749required3.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46400_130721233826required4.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46401_130721233906required5.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46402_130721234002required6.jpg



Extras
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46403_130721234154extra1.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46404_130721234242extra2.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46405_130721234341extra3.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46406_130721234425extra4.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46407_130721234522extra5.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46408_130721234551extra6.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46409_130721234626extra7.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46410_130721234705extra8.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46411_130721234803extra9.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46412_130721234855extra10.jpg

CircusWolf
22nd Jul 2013, 5:16 AM
Rin there is a cheat to fix it, but it depends on the world you play in
setimprtedterrainoffset [value] The value is tricky, it depends on the world you are playing. Example, Armiel's finnington. I got it to work with the value at 3.55.

Now onto my question, does the house have to be functional? As in sims should be able to live in the thing?

QBUILDERZ
22nd Jul 2013, 5:23 AM
Rin there is a cheat to fix it, but it depends on the world you play in
setimprtedterrainoffset [value] The value is tricky, it depends on the world you are playing. Example, Armiel's finnington. I got it to work with the value at 3.55.

Now onto my question, does the house have to be functional? As in sims should be able to live in the thing?

The lot doesn't need to be functional / support a sim, but it should be mostly route-able at least. Armiel did an "unfinished" house last round, which was partially capable of housing a sim, but it still looked awesome and was route-able.

So, no, it doesn't need to support a sim, even if it is preferable. If you can make something awesome, but rundown or something like that, I'm all for it.

missroxor
22nd Jul 2013, 5:34 AM
I'm assuming it doesn't matter which way round the lot goes since you didn't post a pic with the front annotated?

I had the sinking lot thing too. The easiest way to fix it (since it's only an empty lot) is to delete the plants, set CFE false, hit flatten lot then re-size the foundation back to it's original height. It's a lot quicker than faffing about trying to guess the exact number :D

ETA: Remember to move the trash can and mailbox before you flatten the lot or you'll have to dig them out again :lol:

QBUILDERZ
22nd Jul 2013, 5:37 AM
I'm assuming it doesn't matter which way round the lot goes since you didn't post a pic with the front annotated?

I had the sinking lot thing too. The easiest way to fix it (since it's only an empty lot) is to delete the plants, set CFE false, hit flatten lot then re-size the foundation back to it's original height. It's a lot quicker than faffing about trying to guess the exact number :D

It is 12:40 am here and I work at 6:00 am, but tomorrow I am going to update the main post with a "questions" section. That way I can move all answered questions there, as well as post the fix for this. It seems to be occurring to a bunch of people, so I feel it should be made more prominent. :)

This is a much quicker solution, though, for those who know CFE.

CircusWolf
22nd Jul 2013, 6:24 AM
I do have another question. you did say no liveable space can be made outside, but would having a small grill or a clothesline break the rules?

Thranduil Oropherion
22nd Jul 2013, 7:53 AM
Thank you. That's helpful!
On another note, I'm having technical difficulties. When I import the lot into a world, the terrain level is way below the street level. When I look at the thumbnail picture, the lot looks like it's supposed to be flat. I play the game with several mods installed, so could that cause it?

A few of us are having the problem of the sunken lot. I found that downloading and using
Armiel's Builders Island (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=403308) somewhat helpful - I ended up with slightly raised terrain instead of sunken terrain in the end.

QBUILDERZ
22nd Jul 2013, 10:41 AM
I do have another question. you did say no liveable space can be made outside, but would having a small grill or a clothesline break the rules?

That does not break the rules -- having a seating area on a back patio, or a grill, or a gaage for just a car are all fine. What you can't have are garages that function as pool houses or bars, you can't make that grill be an out-door kitchen, etc.

DoctorWholmes
22nd Jul 2013, 2:37 PM
I have never done a sims 3 contest or in fact made a full house in sims 3, but I'm going to do this because it's summer and why the hell not?

BlakeS5678
22nd Jul 2013, 2:47 PM
I have never done a sims 3 contest or in fact made a full house in sims 3, but I'm going to do this because it's summer and why the hell not?

Of course! Anyone can enter, we'll be happy to see your entry! :anime:

elegant rubble
22nd Jul 2013, 3:30 PM
I can't figure out how to resize the height of the foundation back to normal. I was able to flatten the lot using the CFE cheat, do I use lower terrain to get the foundation back to normal or something else? tried lowering the terrain under the foundation but it didn't fix the problem

CircusWolf
22nd Jul 2013, 3:49 PM
After a few hours, I present my entry to the contest.

Groundwork Round 1 - Levini's application
Name: Spirit of painted rope - A loft for the nautical artist
This home is set up in a mix of Nautical chic, shabby chic, colonial and southern style with a smooth simple color scheme consisting of light airy nautical tones set off with an artistic and personalized touch throughout the home. The home is a one bedroom loft with a balcony for just watching the stars at night, or to gain inspiration for that next dramatic painting. Contains an adorable display garden bound to make the neighbors jealous at your artistic talent and green thumb. This is the destination for any artistic rebels who want a light and airy place to call home.

Required Shots
Front
http://i.imgur.com/uoaja0yh.jpg

Back
http://i.imgur.com/yAIsoDIh.jpg

Floorplan
Main Floor
http://i.imgur.com/ZUuQ2Bz.jpg

Loft
http://i.imgur.com/yBEblfQh.jpg

Extras
Display Garden
http://i.imgur.com/HEmjnPAh.jpg

Living Room
http://i.imgur.com/JWhuauQh.jpg

Foyer area (From the living room, contains a view of the kitchen)
http://i.imgur.com/3KpiCsQh.jpg

Kitchen/Dining area
http://i.imgur.com/7OaFQGEh.jpg

Outdoor Patio
http://i.imgur.com/Yq24Bnch.jpg

Outdoor Service area
Part 1
http://i.imgur.com/rJjfFsIh.jpg

Part 2
http://i.imgur.com/e0mW8JXh.jpg

Bed Space
http://i.imgur.com/TcZORYch.jpg


CC Credits (Will provide links to free items in question.)
Around the Sims 3 (No pay content used)
Awesims
BauFive
Gelina
Holy Simoly (No pay content used)
Hysterical Paroxsysm
Pocci
SailfinDragon
TS3 Store

missroxor
22nd Jul 2013, 7:04 PM
I can't figure out how to resize the height of the foundation back to normal. I was able to flatten the lot using the CFE cheat, do I use lower terrain to get the foundation back to normal or something else? tried lowering the terrain under the foundation but it didn't fix the problem

With CFE set to false and the lot flattened build one square of foundation somewhere away from the house foundation (just so you don't forget which one you added). Then with the level terrain tool selected click and hold down on top of your one square of foundation and drag across the top of the house foundation. You should see lots of highlighted green squares then when you release the house foundation will be the same height as your one square of foundation. Hope that helps :)

Menaceman44
22nd Jul 2013, 7:36 PM
If I can get motivated enough then I think I'll join in with this.

bhanse1
22nd Jul 2013, 9:00 PM
As soon as I saw this I knew I wanted to try it, so here goes nothing!
My entry is a stereotypical Italian villa designed in a classical fashion which I have titled Villa Di Lusso (Luxury Villa). The home itself is a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom family home with a pool and carport. The home's colors were chosen to feel homey and comforting, while also being presentable and stylish. So now I present the images.

Required:
Front
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag53/brandthansen12/Front_zpsbe1339fe.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/brandthansen12/media/Front_zpsbe1339fe.jpg.html)
Back
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag53/brandthansen12/Back_zpsf1ba7fe7.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/brandthansen12/media/Back_zpsf1ba7fe7.jpg.html)
Floorplan 1
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag53/brandthansen12/Floorplan1_zps3b98deb2.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/brandthansen12/media/Floorplan1_zps3b98deb2.jpg.html)
Floorplan 2
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag53/brandthansen12/Floorplan2_zps99b030eb.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/brandthansen12/media/Floorplan2_zps99b030eb.jpg.html)

So those were required, but now for the extra bits!

First is the Car Port complete with a little Italian hatchback (Fresh-Prince's Fiat 500 Abarth) and some shrubbery.
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag53/brandthansen12/Carport_zps1c23951f.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/brandthansen12/media/Carport_zps1c23951f.jpg.html)
Then There are the Master (Blue) and Guest (Green) bedrooms that occupy most of the second floor along with the 2 identical upstairs bathrooms.
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag53/brandthansen12/MasterBed_zps844f932f.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/brandthansen12/media/MasterBed_zps844f932f.jpg.html)
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag53/brandthansen12/GuestBed_zps40109023.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/brandthansen12/media/GuestBed_zps40109023.jpg.html)
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag53/brandthansen12/Bathroom_zps6b574ab7.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/brandthansen12/media/Bathroom_zps6b574ab7.jpg.html)

Next up is the Living Room which also contains the dining table and leads to the Kitchen and the porch which then leads to the Pool Area.
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag53/brandthansen12/LivingRoom_zps9c1526e0.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/brandthansen12/media/LivingRoom_zps9c1526e0.jpg.html)
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag53/brandthansen12/Kitchen_zpsb1e2e3bf.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/brandthansen12/media/Kitchen_zpsb1e2e3bf.jpg.html)
http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/ag53/brandthansen12/Pool_zps9b5f300d.jpg (http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/brandthansen12/media/Pool_zps9b5f300d.jpg.html)

So that is pretty much it, my whole entry.

BlakeS5678
22nd Jul 2013, 9:13 PM
@ Bhanse. While your pictures are lovely, I'm going to request you please paste the IMG code onto this thread to make it a whole lot easier for the judges to score. Scrolling down the page is a lot easier than clicking each individual link. Thank you. :)

TVRdesigns
22nd Jul 2013, 9:38 PM
For those having issues with placing the lot (with raised or lowered terrain), go to edit town mode, go to place the lot so you can see whether it will be raised or lowered, and then cancel out of it. Then press **Control(Command if you're on a Mac)+Shift+C**, which brings up the cheat menu.
Enter the following.

"SetImportedTerrainOffset (value)"
without the " marks and substitute (value) for a number.

After you've placed the lot, check if the elevation is what you want before you press OK. If not, cancel and change the value you put in. Positive numbers raise the lot and negative numbers lower it. If you want to get it even more exact, use decimals.

bhanse1
22nd Jul 2013, 11:11 PM
@ Bhanse. While your pictures are lovely, I'm going to request you please paste the IMG code onto this thread to make it a whole lot easier for the judges to score. Scrolling down the page is a lot easier than clicking each individual link. Thank you. :)

No problem, I'll do that right away. :up:

GigaRevival
22nd Jul 2013, 11:16 PM
Thanks a bunch, TVR and missroxor! I tried both of your solutions, for giggles, and both worked. :up:

*the more you knoww!*

elegant rubble
22nd Jul 2013, 11:41 PM
With CFE set to false and the lot flattened build one square of foundation somewhere away from the house foundation (just so you don't forget which one you added). Then with the level terrain tool selected click and hold down on top of your one square of foundation and drag across the top of the house foundation. You should see lots of highlighted green squares then when you release the house foundation will be the same height as your one square of foundation. Hope that helps :)

Thanks, I've finally got it sorted.

Another rather silly question, how exactly do I get the images on here? I'm not that familiar with uploading on this site

QBUILDERZ
22nd Jul 2013, 11:49 PM
Thanks, I've finally got it sorted.

Another rather silly question, how exactly do I get the images on here? I'm not that familiar with uploading on this site

When you write a response, there is a "Manage Attachments" section at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, since you have an account, you can use this website:

Modyourpanties.com

To host your images, and post them inline without going through the hassle of attaching them. I recommend Modyourpanties as the size limit is larger as well. It is a very good tool to use :)

BlakeS5678
22nd Jul 2013, 11:51 PM
Thanks, I've finally got it sorted.

Another rather silly question, how exactly do I get the images on here? I'm not that familiar with uploading on this site

To insert picures:

1. Go to photobucket or wherever you usually upload pictures. Personally, I use MYP (http://modyourpanties.com) because it requires no registration if you have a MTS account you're logged into.

2. Copy IMG by selecting all of the IMG and hitting ctrl+c

3. Paste into thread by hitting ctrl+v

4. Admire your wonderful pictures as well as my tutorial. :) *Optional*

EDIT: Looks like QBUILDERZ beat me to it. :up:

QBUILDERZ
22nd Jul 2013, 11:57 PM
--THE FIRST POST HAS BEEN UPDATED--

I have included the answers asked as well as a few resources. Figured what better place to put them than in the first post?!

elegant rubble
23rd Jul 2013, 12:25 AM
Entry: Sunflower Grove. The perfect starter home for a young family. Includes a cozy master suite with a nautical en suite bathroom, a princess/fairytale themed children's bedroom, an upper balcony relaxation area, an open plan living/kitchen/dining area with an adjoining utilities room and last but not least a spacious open garden area complete with a grilling zone, child's play area, veg garden and of course sunflowers galore!

Required:

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/479/drgw.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/194/drgw.jpg/) Front [/URL]

[URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/21/3xi4.jpg/]http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/7388/3xi4.jpg (http://imageshack.us) Back ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/8138/mgab.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/22/mgab.jpg/) Overview Upper Level ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/1772/j0sl.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/j0sl.jpg/) Overview Lower Level ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

Extras:

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/4615/2k5v.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/7/2k5v.jpg/) Entrance ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/2834/d0a3.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/600/d0a3.jpg/) Living/Dining Area ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/4227/kfh2.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/kfh2.jpg/) Living Room ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/6769/ujnw.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/51/ujnw.jpg/) Overview of Living Room ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/6079/ygc3.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/19/ygc3.jpg/) Upstairs Hallway Complete with Child's Heigh Marker and handy storage for coats and bagsImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/6131/axrc.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/191/axrc.jpg/) Master Bedroom plus En Suite ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/9651/ubcy.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/109/ubcy.jpg/) Bedroom from Bed Level ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/4755/t9o5.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/801/t9o5.jpg/) Children's room fit for a princess (or prince)ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/4360/6l0n.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/203/6l0n.jpg/) Close up of sleeping quarters and viewImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)[spoiler]

[spoiler]http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/5593/28ly.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/14/28ly.jpg/) Nautical bathroom ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/4697/o5ou.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/268/o5ou.jpg/) Pathway with sunflowers ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/746/z9ld.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/600/z9ld.jpg/) Backyard and Fun ZoneImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)

poundingheart
23rd Jul 2013, 12:30 AM
Hi

I am lousy with building anything so I thought I will give this a go. So count me in lol

cheers :)

Gutterfly
23rd Jul 2013, 12:51 AM
Roughly how long will we have for each subsequent stage of the competition? I do mean roughly. I'm away for four days in a couple of weeks, so I wondered if it would likely still be possible to participate...

QBUILDERZ
23rd Jul 2013, 12:54 AM
Roughly how long will we have for each subsequent stage of the competition? I do mean roughly. I'm away for four days in a couple of weeks, so I wondered if it would likely still be possible to participate...

This first round is 14 days in order to gain more attention, the last three rounds are 10 days (with minor extensions if needed)

BlakeS5678
23rd Jul 2013, 12:54 AM
Roughly how long will we have for each subsequent stage of the competition? I do mean roughly. I'm away for four days in a couple of weeks, so I wondered if it would likely still be possible to participate...

It would be very possible. Each round is two weeks and you can whip out a house in a day, easily if you're determined.

EDIT: QBUILDERZ beat me to it again! Darn slow page refreshing! :D

Thranduil Oropherion
23rd Jul 2013, 1:13 AM
A snapshot in time of an old London back street, featuring Mrs Miggins's Bread and Pie Emporium.
Front of lot and rear of lot
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46729_130727200651mrsmigginsshop.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46731_130727200749rearofshop.jpg
Her simple home consists of the shop itself and an upstairs room - no running water of course.
Floor Plans
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46735_130727200941topfloor.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46738_130727201015shopfloor.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46739_130727201044foundation.jpg
Poor Mrs Miggins! Left alone to run her shop, her husband is off fighting the war against that scoundrel Napoleon Simaparte as she struggles to earn a living
for herself and her baby.
Additional Pictures
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46434_130722200000poormrsmiggins.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46743_130727201404baking.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46744_130727201448shoppic.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46745_130727201519stairs.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46746_130727201601tinbath.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46747_130727201655bedroom.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46748_130727201739nightime.jpg

But Mrs Miggins waits - maybe one day, her husband will come home ....

Please note the 'walls' on the fence line are dummy walls and doors and provide merely 'set dressing' and offer no extra room whatsoever; they are essentially 'fences' with windows and doors in. The lot was playtested and there was surprisingly little stamping, shouting and unnecessary peeing on the floor.

Lot Type
Community Hang Out
Mods Used
Buy/Build Restriction Choker by Buzzler
Cheats Used
CFE on staircase
Move Objects On
Custom Content Used
Around The Sims - Free Content
Sims 3 Store Content
Credits
Builders Island - Armiel (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=403308) - without which most of us would have been royally screwed :giggler:

QBUILDERZ
23rd Jul 2013, 2:05 AM
Thses entries are all so wonderful! It's only been a day :D Keep them coming guys -- this is sure to be the best foundation contest yet!

Sunnaie
23rd Jul 2013, 2:13 AM
i saw someone ask if pools away from the foundation were allowed but i didnt see if there was a responce, are pools not allowed away from the foundation?

Thranduil Oropherion
23rd Jul 2013, 2:32 AM
Just a quick question - would it make life easier if we enclosed our pics in spoilers? It wont take a moment to change my entry if it's preferred that way.

QBUILDERZ
23rd Jul 2013, 2:36 AM
Just a quick question - would it make life easier if we enclosed our pics in spoilers? It wont take a moment to change my entry if it's preferred that way.

I would preferr it as it prevents the page from stretching, but I forgot to speciy it in the main post, so I'd feel bad asking for people to do so now :P I would appreciate it if you did, though, for sure!

Fuzzlechan
23rd Jul 2013, 3:32 AM
Groundwork Entry One: Aurora Abode
Warning: Very large images. All are within individual spoiler tags.
Aurora Abode is a miniature modern mansion designed for this year's most eligible bachelor or bachelorette. Featuring a large kitchen, high-end television and large bedroom with a sitting area, this home is a single sim's dream.



http://i.imgur.com/g38PRIS.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/A8bxAve.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/ilsXVsF.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/7bewtkj.jpg





http://i.imgur.com/4ydU0rN.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/pSIYvCl.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/lMJRoN3.jpg (http://imgur.com/lMJRoN3)


http://i.imgur.com/x3eAmsV.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/9knVIoG.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/Bwuvbix.jpg


Imgur Gallery for all pictures in thumbnails (http://imgur.com/a/U9IBa#0)

EDIT: Reread rules, and realized no fountains by the foundation. Fixed lot and updated outside shots accordingly. Ignore fountain on the extra Front Yard shot and the floor plan shots. Actual lot has no fountain.

Kokiiito
23rd Jul 2013, 4:46 AM
well , first of all , im chilean so my english it isn't the best one , i hope you understand it xD
when i saw this , all i tought was that i was going to enter to this contest , but when i tried to install the sim3 archive ( the lot) , it jumped a message saying that i have to update my game in order to use it , but sincerely , i have so many bad experiences with updating , so i tought that i can just simply build the basement , i mean , like trying to copy the basement just as i saw it on pictures , pls , i need help :c

QBUILDERZ
23rd Jul 2013, 4:49 AM
well , first of all , im chilean so my english it isn't the best one , i hope you understand it xD
when i saw this , all i tought was that i was going to enter to this contest , but when i tried to install the sim3 archive ( the lot) , it jumped a message saying that i have to update my game in order to use it , but sincerely , i have so many bad experiences with updating , so i tought that i can just simply build the basement , i mean , like trying to copy the basement just as i saw it on pictures , pls , i need help :c

Tomorrow, I will post the specifics so you can recreate the lot. As long as you make it -exactly- the same way, I don't see a problem with you replicating it :)

Jerman
23rd Jul 2013, 7:43 AM
I would like to participate, but my game never updated past Generations... IDK what, is due to the fact I own the pre-order edition that depends on the EA download manager to update... Can anyone help me?

joandsarah77
23rd Jul 2013, 8:00 AM
Okay back again with another silly question -you can tell I don't play Sims 3 very much. I've also had heaps on my plate, so we'll see if I make the deadline, I have to make my round 3 deadline on the Sims 2 Build A Business contest yet...

So dumb question-How do install a lot on Sims 3?

Jerman
23rd Jul 2013, 8:14 AM
Okay back again with another silly question -you can tell I don't play Sims 3 very much. I've also had heaps on my plate, so we'll see if I make the deadline, I have to make my round 3 deadline on the Sims 2 Build A Business contest yet...

So dumb question-How do install a lot on Sims 3?


Just download it and double click. It installed automatically.

joandsarah77
23rd Jul 2013, 9:05 AM
That sounds easy. Thanks. It says it has to update my game so I'll cross my fingers on that one.

Jerman
23rd Jul 2013, 9:50 AM
Is anyone else having problems with the leveling of the lot. Mine is sunk into the ground.

GigaRevival
23rd Jul 2013, 10:06 AM
Jerman: There were a couple of solutions to that problem posted on the previous page.

With CFE set to false and the lot flattened build one square of foundation somewhere away from the house foundation (just so you don't forget which one you added). Then with the level terrain tool selected click and hold down on top of your one square of foundation and drag across the top of the house foundation. You should see lots of highlighted green squares then when you release the house foundation will be the same height as your one square of foundation. Hope that helps :)
For those having issues with placing the lot (with raised or lowered terrain), go to edit town mode, go to place the lot so you can see whether it will be raised or lowered, and then cancel out of it. Then press **Control(Command if you're on a Mac)+Shift+C**, which brings up the cheat menu.
Enter the following.

"SetImportedTerrainOffset (value)"
without the " marks and substitute (value) for a number.

After you've placed the lot, check if the elevation is what you want before you press OK. If not, cancel and change the value you put in. Positive numbers raise the lot and negative numbers lower it. If you want to get it even more exact, use decimals.

Try those out. Hopefully one of them works for ya'. :)

aisquared
23rd Jul 2013, 10:29 AM
Strictly for Singles, 1BR+1BA

As the name says, this house is made for only one sim. Situated at the outskirts of Sunset Valley, this place is perfect for a genius and loner sim who wishes to live away from the noise of downtown while searching wisdom within. The main feature of this house is an attic which functions as a studying hub, leading to a balcony which provides a broad view of Sunset Valley, along with a telescope for a better view or a stargazing buddy at night.

Front view:
http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag129/aisquaredchoco/groundwork%20mts%20contest/front_zpsfd03d690.jpg

Back view:
http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag129/aisquaredchoco/groundwork%20mts%20contest/back_zps1d60b568.jpg

Floorplans:
ground:
http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag129/aisquaredchoco/groundwork%20mts%20contest/floorplan-ground_zps37c41fcf.jpg

second:
http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag129/aisquaredchoco/groundwork%20mts%20contest/floorplan-2nd_zpsc4a599ae.jpg

third (attic):
http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag129/aisquaredchoco/groundwork%20mts%20contest/floorplan-top_zps2e987afc.jpg

roof:
http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag129/aisquaredchoco/groundwork%20mts%20contest/floorplan-roof_zps5a64f70d.jpg
bedroom:
http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag129/aisquaredchoco/groundwork%20mts%20contest/bedroom_zps831bf76a.jpg

kitchen:
http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag129/aisquaredchoco/groundwork%20mts%20contest/kitchen_zpsbc449978.jpg

living:
http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag129/aisquaredchoco/groundwork%20mts%20contest/living_zpsb5eeaff2.jpg

back/side view:
http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag129/aisquaredchoco/groundwork%20mts%20contest/backside_zps6e61b1d2.jpg

front/side view:
http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag129/aisquaredchoco/groundwork%20mts%20contest/frontside_zps29a2171c.jpg

the balcony at night:
http://i1302.photobucket.com/albums/ag129/aisquaredchoco/groundwork%20mts%20contest/balconyatnight_zps1ea93d20.jpg

No custom content is used. :D

Volvenom
23rd Jul 2013, 11:54 AM
What! Can't I change the height of the foundation? WOW that's just so last year! haha, with patch 1,55 that's one of the interesting features, and I can't be up to date ;) Unless you're actually talking about lifting the foundation itself.

I used "SetImportedTerrainOffset 5", It's not totally level, but I decided I could live with it. That's if it's same for everybody :)

aeval99
23rd Jul 2013, 7:48 PM
No limit on landscaping, provided it doesn't change the height of the foundation (no raising or lowering the terrain around the edges of the foundation, this includes ponds) The lot needs to remain on a 2x3 plot in the interest of keeping a standard across the competition, and if you want to do a community lot, that'd be awesome! I know Llamaforever made some awesome clubs last contest!

Can the terrain away from the foundation be raised/lowered or does the entire lot have to remain flat?

BlakeS5678
23rd Jul 2013, 8:17 PM
Can the terrain away from the foundation be raised/lowered or does the entire lot have to remain flat?

You can edit any terrain you want, so long it doesn't affect the height of the foundation. :up:

Fuzzlechan
24th Jul 2013, 12:05 AM
Out of curiosity, why isn't there allowed to be a fountain up against the foundation? As far as I know it doesn't raise or lower the foundation at all.

Diwtay
24th Jul 2013, 12:37 AM
Out of curiosity, why isn't there allowed to be a fountain up against the foundation? As far as I know it doesn't raise or lower the foundation at all.

I believe pre-made fountain statues shouldn't be a problem since they have no effect on the foundation's level. I think the fountains you construct yourself are not allowed because they would fall under the "pool" category.

QBUILDERZ
24th Jul 2013, 12:59 AM
Out of curiosity, why isn't there allowed to be a fountain up against the foundation? As far as I know it doesn't raise or lower the foundation at all.

Both pools and fountains are allowed along the foundation walls, as long as you don't change the height of the foundation. it is PONDS that aren't allowed, because the adjust the foundation walls height :)

Jerman
24th Jul 2013, 3:48 AM
Well I have mine done. Just have to take screenshots...

sionelle
24th Jul 2013, 4:51 AM
ALESSANDRO'S ELIXIRS

An elixir consignment store for Monte Vista, Alessandro's Elixirs is a tiny old world shop and garden that provides the town's witches, warlocks and alchemy scholars with all of their needed supplies and tools. Clientele can park their bikes, cars or brooms in the provided spaces outside, or they can simply arrive by LLAMA. One side patio has a fountain and a moondial, while the other has a crystal ball, and picnic tables for those waiting for their fortunes to be read. The back garden provides some of the goods for sale-- it contains an variety of mushrooms, herbs and other ingredients, as well as three hives for honey. The exterior is designed to fit in with the local architecture, while still having a bit of supernatural flair, like the owl perched on the porch post, the crystal ball finial, and the striped shutters.

Inside, a shopkeeper watches over an assortment of jars, bottles, wands and boxes, as well as some scarves, masks, jewelry and knick knacks used in local supernatural rituals. There is a magic mirror for advice and conversation, as well as a gem cutter for those who don't have room for one at home. Upstairs is a small bathroom and some additional merchandise, plus an alchemy station and books for research.

REQUIRED IMAGES:

FRONT VIEW
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a248/sionelle/Lot%20Images/Groundworks/r1req1_zpsb9c06d9b.jpg
BACK VIEWhttp://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a248/sionelle/Lot%20Images/Groundworks/r1req2_zpsb893b064.jpg
TOP LEVELhttp://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a248/sionelle/Lot%20Images/Groundworks/r1req3_zps6d119bb9.jpg
GROUND LEVELhttp://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a248/sionelle/Lot%20Images/Groundworks/r1req4_zps8bcfeaf3.jpg

OPTIONAL IMAGES:

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a248/sionelle/Lot%20Images/Groundworks/r1opt1_zpsd30cd002.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a248/sionelle/Lot%20Images/Groundworks/r1opt2_zpsd473cb32.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a248/sionelle/Lot%20Images/Groundworks/r1opt3_zps694b19e2.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a248/sionelle/Lot%20Images/Groundworks/r1opt4_zps829b7c5c.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a248/sionelle/Lot%20Images/Groundworks/r1opt5_zps450f94ca.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a248/sionelle/Lot%20Images/Groundworks/r1opt6_zps4dc6fb25.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a248/sionelle/Lot%20Images/Groundworks/r1opt7_zps32616c56.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a248/sionelle/Lot%20Images/Groundworks/r1opt8_zpsbdda349e.jpg

Diwtay
24th Jul 2013, 5:07 AM
This is my first contest submission. I hope I'm posting this right.

Round 1 Submission - Garden Siesta

This fully furnished, one bedroom, one bath, Southwest Adobe styled home features a well decorated pool area and a romantic potted garden ripe with Tomatoes, Garlic, Peppers, Ghost Chillies, and Limes. Everything you need for salsa and margaritas!

Game Version: 1.55.4.022001
Built on a 30 x 20 Residential Lot
Furnished Cost: 73,635
Unfurnished: 44,176

Uses content from World Adventures, Ambitions, Night Life, Generations, Outdoor Living Stuff, Pets, Seasons, Supernatural, Island Paradise, and requires store content from the Haute Hacienda Kitchen and Dining Room Compilation (http://store.thesims3.com/setsProductDetails.html?categoryId=11488&scategoryId=13509&index=0&productId=OFB-SIM3:50392&pcategoryId=12861&ppcategoryId=13507) and the Al Fresco Street Market (http://store.thesims3.com/setsProductDetails.html?scategoryId=13570&productId=OFB-SIM3:59084) .

Optional Images:

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46493_130724072554GardenSiestaLot.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46494_130724072626GFLiving.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46495_130724072659GFKitchen.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46496_130724072721GFPool.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46497_130724072741GFNightTime.jpg

Required Images:

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46498_130724072822GFFront.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46548_130725103048GFBack.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46500_130724072859GFFloor1.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46501_130724072914GFFloor2.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46502_130724072932GFFloor3.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46503_130724072958GFRoof.jpg

Diwtay
24th Jul 2013, 5:09 AM
Very nice lot sionelle :)

Thranduil Oropherion
24th Jul 2013, 5:28 AM
Very nice lot sionelle :)

I love the way you've used the potted plants, Diwtay, just gorgeous!

sionelle
24th Jul 2013, 5:54 AM
Very nice lot sionelle :)

Thanks! Yours is really nice. I especially like the exterior and the landscaping. It's great that there are so many good looking lots already!

Rikachu
24th Jul 2013, 6:47 AM
I haven't got a fancy title or description or anything for this, so go ahead and come up with your own name for it, Q.

Anyways, this is the first thing I've built in the past ~2 years, and I'm rather proud of it:


http://i.imgur.com/TloYMDf.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/fU1kQxc.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/B1GQ5Ll.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/psbpxOP.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/OqBJKyI.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/vq32uZQ.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/rnthAiv.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/B1KzVUP.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Z4PNrMM.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/PUomJ4W.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/qMwDwkt.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/vRFS03g.jpg

Kokiiito
24th Jul 2013, 10:35 AM
Tomorrow, I will post the specifics so you can recreate the lot. As long as you make it -exactly- the same way, I don't see a problem with you replicating it

haha thanks a lot ! :D , it looks like there are other simmers who also had the same trouble that i had lol .
i ve been just replicating the basement from a picture of a entry here and here are the results of the specifics , on the picture that i ve just posted below.
i hope that the measures are the correct ones :D

lewjen
24th Jul 2013, 11:11 AM
it is PONDS that aren't allowed, because the adjust the foundation walls height :)

Craaaaaap... I'd better scurry off and edit my lot, then. :P

QBUILDERZ
24th Jul 2013, 12:34 PM
Craaaaaap... I'd better scurry off and edit my lot, then. :P

Just flatten out the tile under the foundation so the pond is along the foundation. If it pulls it down, then it is a problem. If it is just right up against it, but the foundation is still 4 clicks high, you are fine :)

haha thanks a lot ! :D , it looks like there are other simmers who also had the same trouble that i had lol .
i ve been just replicating the basement from a picture of a entry here and here are the results of the specifics , on the picture that i ve just posted below.
i hope that the measures are the correct ones :D

Don't forget that it needs to be a certain amount of tiles away from the edges of the lot, too!

p13579odds
24th Jul 2013, 4:00 PM
I saw this contest and I was pretty interested. After a few hours and trials, here my entry! Hope you all enjoy!


Groundwork Round 1 - p13579odds's application

Name: Grandma's Country Cottage
This home is a simple yet attractive southern-cottage style. Fully landscaped with a few extra details thrown in, the home contains a fully functional laundry room as well as a clothesline, picnic table, and even room for more. The home contains two bedrooms, one master suite and a small girl's bedroom with a bed and bookcase. The home also contains two bathrooms, the upstairs containing a shower.

Required Shots

Front Yard

http://lvlt.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/790/619/015/00/screenshot_original.jpg

http://lvlt.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/788/619/015/00/screenshot_original.jpg

Back Yard

http://lvlt.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/784/619/015/00/screenshot_original.jpg

Floor Plan

Main Floor

http://lvlt.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/783/619/015/00/screenshot_original.jpg

Upstairs

http://lvlt.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/781/619/015/00/screenshot_original.jpg

Extras

The Entry Way

http://lvlt.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/789/619/015/00/screenshot_original.jpg

The Living Room

http://lvlt.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/786/619/015/00/screenshot_original.jpg

The Laundry Room

http://lvlt.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/787/619/015/00/screenshot_original.jpg

The Kitchen/Dining Room

http://lvlt.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/782/619/015/00/screenshot_original.jpg

CC Credits
TS3 Store

Download is provided

King_Deadly
24th Jul 2013, 5:52 PM
Oh Qbie I now finally came up with a title for my house I edited my post entry with the tittle in it. Cause everyone else was coming with names and i was plain "round 1" so yeah.. :P

Annabel Lee
24th Jul 2013, 7:15 PM
Holy groundworks, Qman! That's alotta foundation conquerors! I loooove it! :D

Really great entries, everyone! :beer: And to the contest newbies, welcome!

Anyone considering entering, check out the countdown timer (http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/to?iso=20130805T235959&p0=103&msg=End+of+Round+1&csz=1).
You've got plenty of time (12-1/2 days till Aug 5), so keep 'em coming. :up:

Jerman
24th Jul 2013, 9:00 PM
Brick 3 Story:
An old building build in the 1920's in downtown sunset valley, being abandoned in in the 50's it was bought in the 90's and converted into a high end 3 story house.

Front
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46511_130724154616TS3W 2013-07-24 12-23-58-815.jpg
Back
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46512_130724154720TS3W 2013-07-24 12-24-33-951.jpg
Bottom Floor
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46519_130724160240TS3W 2013-07-24 12-25-17-916.jpg
2nd Floor
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46514_130724154838TS3W 2013-07-24 12-25-27-884.jpg
3rd Floor
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46515_130724154906TS3W 2013-07-24 12-25-32-800.jpg
Pool
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46516_130724154923TS3W 2013-07-24 12-24-47-379.jpg
Living Room
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46517_130724155002TS3W 2013-07-24 12-26-29-028.jpg
Bathroom
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46518_130724155024TS3W 2013-07-24 12-27-37-786.jpg

Need to export the file (derp) I'll be back in a few min


EDIT: Ok I have the file, I'm attaching it.
EDIT AGAIN: I guess I have to double post :faceslap: forgive me.

BlakeS5678
24th Jul 2013, 9:40 PM
Ok here is the file...Finally...

Jerman, there was no requirement to post the file. But, thanks. :p It will make a very lovely Sim-House, I'm sure.

quileutegirl
24th Jul 2013, 10:05 PM
Ok, i would really love to enter but my game is simply refusing to update. I saw the post saying you would post the specifics but i can't see them anywhere, it would be really helpful if i could have them, please?

Thranduil Oropherion
24th Jul 2013, 10:15 PM
@p13579odds the gnome in the front garden of Grandma's cottage really made me smile :)

BlakeS5678
24th Jul 2013, 10:18 PM
Ok, i would really love to enter but my game is simply refusing to update. I saw the post saying you would post the specifics but i can't see them anywhere, it would be really helpful if i could have them, please?

I always update my game, so I really wouldn't know, but are you sure your game has to be updated to install lots. I know lots are backwards compatible, at least.

quileutegirl
24th Jul 2013, 10:39 PM
I always update my game, so I really wouldn't know, but are you sure your game has to be updated to install lots. I know lots are backwards compatible, at least.

Yep, when i try to install the lot it pops up with a message telling me that my game needs updating. I've tried multiple times to update, but i think it's my internet connection failing me unfortunately.

Jerman
24th Jul 2013, 10:40 PM
Jerman, there was no requirement to post the file. But, thanks. :p It will make a very lovely Sim-House, I'm sure.

Really? :faceslap:

Annabel Lee
24th Jul 2013, 11:01 PM
quileutegirl, Kokiiito, and any others who are having update-related issues installing the Round 1 file, please be patient for QBuilderz to post the images and lot specifics, so that you can replicate it in your game. :)

If I recall correctly, the previous foundation challenge also had some contestants with patch-related issues. We'll get it sorted. :bunny:

p13579odds
25th Jul 2013, 12:23 AM
@p13579odds the gnome in the front garden of Grandma's cottage really made me smile :)

Thank so much! :)

mandimoo33
25th Jul 2013, 1:06 AM
After sitting on this site and doing nothing for ages, I thought I'd jump in on a contest.

Lot Name: Feels Like Home

A nicely furnished home for a small family of three, decorated in tones of green. Featuring lavish garden space and an open main floor this home is a great place for your sims who happen to have a quiet elegant side. The house includes a sparsely furnished master bedroom, a snug study, a trendy room for a teen girl, one full bathroom, a large front porch on which to enjoy weather, an airy kitchen, open yard space, a treehouse and swing set, along with numerous other features your sims will be sure to love.

Required Shots:

Top:
http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/205/f/d/screenshot_178_by_blizzardstar33-d6ez5s2.jpg

Upper Floor:
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/205/a/6/screenshot_162_by_blizzardstar33-d6ez3sh.jpg

Main Floor:
http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/205/f/5/screenshot_161_by_blizzardstar33-d6ez6zb.jpg

Front:
http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/205/b/7/screenshot_163_by_blizzardstar33-d6ez3tt.jpg

Right:
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/205/9/e/screenshot_164_by_blizzardstar33-d6ez3uc.jpg

Left:
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/205/3/b/screenshot_165_by_blizzardstar33-d6ez3us.jpg

Back
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/205/4/f/screenshot_166_by_blizzardstar33-d6ez3v3.jpg

Bonus Shots:

http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/205/2/4/screenshot_176_by_blizzardstar33-d6ez42n.jpg
Gnomes chillin with the flamingos at the pond.

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/205/c/3/screenshot_179_by_blizzardstar33-d6ez80q.jpg
Play area and patio.

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/205/c/2/screenshot_168_by_blizzardstar33-d6ez3vx.jpg
Breakfast counter, viewed from dinner table.

http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/205/b/1/screenshot_169_by_blizzardstar33-d6ez3w9.jpg
Kitchen, viewed from couch.

http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/205/2/8/screenshot_170_by_blizzardstar33-d6ez3wp.jpg
Living room, viewed from kitchen

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/205/9/7/screenshot_180_by_blizzardstar33-d6ez8uh.jpg
Carport and front porch, also I spy a really cute car.


The Prius was from thesims3.com
And the only other CC I recall using are the windows, but I can't for the life of me remember where I got them.

YSD
25th Jul 2013, 7:43 AM
Can I use CC?

missroxor
25th Jul 2013, 8:14 AM
I have a cheek to quote the original post since I've already asked a question that was already answered on it, lol, but...

Custom Content
o Is allowed as long as it is free or store content. NO PAY CONTENT.
o MTS encourages the creation and use of CC, but everyone deserves their credit. You don't have to list each bit of CC,
just the creators that made it so they get their work highlighted.
First post in 2.5 years? Welcome out of lurk mode :beer:

LucyBorgia
25th Jul 2013, 9:45 AM
Not finished my entry yet, but I am using the builders's diy island and still had to use "SetImportedTerrainOffset (value)" to get the ground level - first time I'd heard of it or consequently used it so that was a learning curve :D Sounds obvious now, but you don't put the brackets in when putting your value... :rolleyes: I set mine at 3.5 to get it level.

LucyBorgia
25th Jul 2013, 12:22 PM
I took the inspiration for this house from a cottage in the village my son goes to school in. I'm seeing a house that's been changed over the years, has some original features (the fireplace, the fruit trees randomly scattered about the garden showing at some point in the past it was used for much needed food production. But now it's lived in by my building test Sim, Laurence Llywellyn-Bowen, an artist. (She'd like to become an architect but due to my amazing cruelty in only letting her live in empty worlds, it's not going to happen.) So the house has been modified to make it more modern, walls knocked down for the open plan ground floor, the original winding stairs widened...

Anyway, photos - probably too many!

Front elevation by day

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Lollspix/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-19.jpg (http://s698.photobucket.com/user/Lollspix/media/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-19.jpg.html)

Left elevation by day, showing sculpting area and vegetable patch

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Lollspix/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-20.jpg (http://s698.photobucket.com/user/Lollspix/media/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-20.jpg.html)

Rear elevation by day

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Lollspix/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-21.jpg (http://s698.photobucket.com/user/Lollspix/media/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-21.jpg.html)

Right elevation by day, showing car port and pond

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Lollspix/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-23.jpg (http://s698.photobucket.com/user/Lollspix/media/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-23.jpg.html)

Overhead shot by day - the garden had more fruits in before Bambi the deer ate some overnight!

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Lollspix/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-25.jpg (http://s698.photobucket.com/user/Lollspix/media/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-25.jpg.html)

Front elevation by night to show lighting

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Lollspix/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-16.jpg (http://s698.photobucket.com/user/Lollspix/media/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-16.jpg.html)

Rear elevation by night to show lighting

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Lollspix/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-17.jpg (http://s698.photobucket.com/user/Lollspix/media/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-17.jpg.html)

Floor plans - foundation to show not changed

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Lollspix/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-40.jpg (http://s698.photobucket.com/user/Lollspix/media/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-40.jpg.html)

Ground floor - porch, opening onto open plan living/dining/kitchen area, u shaped stairs to the right, bathroom under the stairs.

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Lollspix/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-36.jpg (http://s698.photobucket.com/user/Lollspix/media/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-36.jpg.html)

First floor - double bedroom, artist's studio with computer for research and working (if I let her get a job), showing stairs and open area above part of the kitchen

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Lollspix/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-37.jpg (http://s698.photobucket.com/user/Lollspix/media/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-37.jpg.html)

Attic to show again the shape wasn't changed

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Lollspix/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-39.jpg (http://s698.photobucket.com/user/Lollspix/media/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-39.jpg.html)

Laurence showing the stairs are fully routable

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Lollspix/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-31.jpg (http://s698.photobucket.com/user/Lollspix/media/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-31.jpg.html)

Laurence showing open area behind her

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Lollspix/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-34.jpg (http://s698.photobucket.com/user/Lollspix/media/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-34.jpg.html)

And relaxing on Leisure day (no pool party for her!)

http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv346/Lollspix/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-24.jpg (http://s698.photobucket.com/user/Lollspix/media/Sims%20Competions/Groundwork%20for%20MTS/Screenshot-24.jpg.html)

I know I used the foundation at my front for a porch and I'm sorry if that breaks the rules, please tell me nicely :cry: . I haven't changed the foundation at all for it and kept trying different ways of having the stairs for getting into the house, but it just didn't look right.

Two pieces of CC used - Lisen801's awesome sliding door, into the bathroom; and DasMatze2's superb corner shower that's actually accessible from the corner. Both found on Mod The Sims. All other content from EA (to the best of my knowledge, if something is there from another creator, my apologies for not crediting them, and my suspicion that it came from a lot I downloaded so I didn't realise I had it to credit them).

Edited to say, I refused to look through the thread till I'd finished my lot & uploaded the pictures, and now I think mine looks rubbish - there are so many great lots here!

LucyBorgia
25th Jul 2013, 12:43 PM
I would preferr it as it prevents the page from stretching, but I forgot to speciy it in the main post, so I'd feel bad asking for people to do so now :P I would appreciate it if you did, though, for sure!

Sorry, I didn't do this! I don't know yet how to do it but will find out for the future...

QBUILDERZ
25th Jul 2013, 12:56 PM
I have a cheek to quote the original post since I've already asked a question that was already answered on it, lol, but...


First post in 2.5 years? Welcome out of lurk mode :beer:

Yep, I still have a distaste for making people pay for content, so I BAN IT. I BAN IT ALL!!1!

lewjen
25th Jul 2013, 2:38 PM
Hopefully after my break from TS3 my building 'skills' haven't, uh, gotten too much worse than they were beforehand. :P Honestly though, it's been great fun getting back into TS3, so thanks for this competition Q. :)

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Back Story: 'Still Loved' is a unique home, in that the older it gets the more beloved it is. For years after it was abandoned by its original owners as a holiday home, community members fought to keep the house maintained and looking pristine. The house was such a beautiful sight in the neighbourhood, that, well, how could they have just let it rot in its abandonment? And thus, people spared what they could to keep the furnishings and decorations as up-kept as they possibly could. Gardeners gave up their time to prune the overgrowth and tidy the plants. As time continued to pass, the interior thrived from the effort put into it, but the exterior walls and architecture continued to deteriorate.
And now it finds itself in its current state. Very recently bought out by a rich investor from overseas as their own little holiday home, how will the community react? And what will change under the new control of the overseas investor?

(Just a bit of fun. :P).

And onto the pictures.


Front:

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46537_130725093236StillLoved2.jpg

Back:

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46538_130725093305StillLoved4.jpg

Ground Floor:

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46539_130725093319StillLoved7.jpg

First Floor:

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46540_130725093333StillLoved8.jpg



http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46541_130725093422StillLoved1.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46542_130725093437StillLoved3.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46543_130725093457StillLoved5.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46544_130725093543StillLoved6.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46545_130725093600StillLoved9.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46546_130725093618StillLoved10.jpg


Built with just Base Game and Ambitions. Playtested to make sure that the stairs and a few other places were accessible. :) I'd also like to point out that I haven't used any CC or Store Content.
Uh, hopefully I haven't left anything out - so I look forward to the future rounds. :)

Jerman
25th Jul 2013, 6:54 PM
Gee I thought my work was good... I can't hold a candle to some of these... I have alot to learn.

morgaroni
25th Jul 2013, 7:23 PM
Are we allowed to use store content that we got for free ( as in downloaded from the internet?) Thanks so much,
Morgaroni

Rosebud1773
25th Jul 2013, 7:31 PM
Yep, when i try to install the lot it pops up with a message telling me that my game needs updating. I've tried multiple times to update, but i think it's my internet connection failing me unfortunately.

You might try getting Delphy's Converter (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=364038), convert the lot to a package file then put the package in your Library folder. The worst that happen: it doesn't show up. It's a great way to bypass the sims3pack launcher issues. It might even work to bypass your particular issue with the updates. :)

Elephants
25th Jul 2013, 8:21 PM
*Insert overly interesting intro here*

Susana recently inherited this amazing house from her great aunt, her mother was awfully jealous and disinherited her so she started wearing suits so the photos her dear mother sees of her make her look terribly rich and successful. The cars were her great uncles pride and joy but now they are just another pawn in Susana’s game to win back her rightful inheritance. Her story may follow as I have no motorbike currently to keep me entertained. I took a simple country theme, I tried not to do too much landscaping as I wanted the focus to be on the house.


http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/RJRWolfshield/Screenshot-42_zps5083b5a3.jpg (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/RJRWolfshield/media/Screenshot-42_zps5083b5a3.jpg.html)

http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/RJRWolfshield/Screenshot-45_zps34adde2e.jpg (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/RJRWolfshield/media/Screenshot-45_zps34adde2e.jpg.html)

http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/RJRWolfshield/Screenshot-43_zpsa31e783a.jpg (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/RJRWolfshield/media/Screenshot-43_zpsa31e783a.jpg.html)

http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/RJRWolfshield/Screenshot-44_zpsf35e5601.jpg (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/RJRWolfshield/media/Screenshot-44_zpsf35e5601.jpg.html)

Now for some gorgeous floor plans

http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/RJRWolfshield/Screenshot-47_zps4612d165.jpg (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/RJRWolfshield/media/Screenshot-47_zps4612d165.jpg.html)

http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/RJRWolfshield/Screenshot-46_zps5b0655dd.jpg (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/RJRWolfshield/media/Screenshot-46_zps5b0655dd.jpg.html)

http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/RJRWolfshield/Screenshot-41_zpsd1ce3825.jpg (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/RJRWolfshield/media/Screenshot-41_zpsd1ce3825.jpg.html)

Some fancy extra shots to make it look better

The master bedroom
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/RJRWolfshield/Screenshot-53_zpsf7075c9c.jpg (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/RJRWolfshield/media/Screenshot-53_zpsf7075c9c.jpg.html)

The spare bedroom/ dressing room
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/RJRWolfshield/Screenshot-54_zpsc5217520.jpg (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/RJRWolfshield/media/Screenshot-54_zpsc5217520.jpg.html)

A hallway
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/RJRWolfshield/Screenshot-55_zpsda3b7b60.jpg (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/RJRWolfshield/media/Screenshot-55_zpsda3b7b60.jpg.html)

The bathroom
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/RJRWolfshield/Screenshot-56_zpsca542115.jpg (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/RJRWolfshield/media/Screenshot-56_zpsca542115.jpg.html)

The living room
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/RJRWolfshield/Screenshot-57_zpsaa674877.jpg (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/RJRWolfshield/media/Screenshot-57_zpsaa674877.jpg.html)

The dining room
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/RJRWolfshield/Screenshot-58_zps700f8261.jpg (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/RJRWolfshield/media/Screenshot-58_zps700f8261.jpg.html)

The kitchen
http://i1069.photobucket.com/albums/u475/RJRWolfshield/Screenshot-61_zps215f9a81.jpg (http://s1069.photobucket.com/user/RJRWolfshield/media/Screenshot-61_zps215f9a81.jpg.html)

Custom content used- I am not sure so please if you wish to do so criticize me and tell me what I should of credited (I do know I used the Sugary sweet sit poses by Eternila (That better be your name :P (If not why did you put it in the pose list thing by the pose name ;D)))

quileutegirl
25th Jul 2013, 8:42 PM
You might try getting Delphy's Converter (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=364038), convert the lot to a package file then put the package in your Library folder. The worst that happen: it doesn't show up. It's a great way to bypass the sims3pack launcher issues. It might even work to bypass your particular issue with the updates. :)

I have actually managed to get my game to update now, finally, but thank you! this may have worked & i'll bear it in mind to try if i get problems in the future :)

Rosebud1773
25th Jul 2013, 8:56 PM
Here are the required shots for round one. I poked around at the foundation for awhile and came up with two possible houses for this. It took another day to decide which one I wanted to enter. So far, it seems everybody is going big, big, big with this foundation. I decided smaller, simpler might be the key for me.
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq333/Rosebud1773/Sims%20Stuff/TS3W-2013-07-25-00-46-57-58_zpsbb94ad95.jpgFront (the white marks on the exterior tan stonework are intentional)
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq333/Rosebud1773/Sims%20Stuff/TS3W-2013-07-25-00-47-52-01_zpsd5c9ab12.jpgBack
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq333/Rosebud1773/Sims%20Stuff/TS3W-2013-07-25-00-49-43-77_zpscee738df.jpgRoof
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq333/Rosebud1773/Sims%20Stuff/TS3W-2013-07-25-00-49-59-27_zpscefdfece.jpgFloorplan
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq333/Rosebud1773/Sims%20Stuff/TS3W-2013-07-25-00-50-37-45_zps79621ba9.jpgFoundation

Here we have some extra pics of the interior and exterior. The house has been play-tested for a about a sim week and surprisingly everything is accessible. The only trouble you'll note in the screenies is the lack of trash can and mailbox. Lovely little glitch that replacing the lot fixed.
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq333/Rosebud1773/Sims%20Stuff/TS3W-2013-07-25-12-02-53-42_zps786fbff7.jpgLivingroom
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq333/Rosebud1773/Sims%20Stuff/TS3W-2013-07-25-12-02-16-10_zps3b237e30.jpgKitchen
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq333/Rosebud1773/Sims%20Stuff/TS3W-2013-07-25-01-04-08-48_zps01a6bb02.jpgFountain
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq333/Rosebud1773/Sims%20Stuff/TS3W-2013-07-25-01-03-40-11_zps5845e85e.jpgCarport
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq333/Rosebud1773/Sims%20Stuff/TS3W-2013-07-25-01-02-52-60_zps198adcc6.jpgFront
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq333/Rosebud1773/Sims%20Stuff/TS3W-2013-07-25-00-58-53-97_zpsba7921d7.jpgPool
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq333/Rosebud1773/Sims%20Stuff/TS3W-2013-07-25-00-57-28-13_zpsac6fab53.jpgBathroom
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq333/Rosebud1773/Sims%20Stuff/TS3W-2013-07-25-00-56-10-55_zpse0da310f.jpgBedroom
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq333/Rosebud1773/Sims%20Stuff/TS3W-2013-07-25-00-55-42-81_zpse349250f.jpgKitchen/Dinette
http://i461.photobucket.com/albums/qq333/Rosebud1773/Sims%20Stuff/TS3W-2013-07-25-00-48-38-97_zps4ac3adfe.jpgPool
The world is fairly small, something I threw together in CAW just for building so not a lot of scenery beyond the lot. Not much CC used here.

The Sims 3 Store (http://store.thesims3.com/setsProductDetails.html?productId=OFB-SIM3:19504)
Lisa86's Glass Tiles (http://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims3-sets-objects-decorative/title/glass-tiles/id/1010822/)
Plasticbox's Simple Kitchen (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=393576)
DasMatze2's Corner Shower (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=502408) - Missed this piece when I posted.

TVRdesigns
25th Jul 2013, 9:39 PM
Are we allowed to use store content that we got for free ( as in downloaded from the internet?) Thanks so much,
Morgaroni

This can't be a serious question?
MTS does NOT support the illegal acquisition of store content. If you paid for it, use it. If not, substitute it for an item that came with either base, stuff or expansion packs. Simple.

In saying that, if you're just referring to the limited number of free store items that they give away via the official site, go ahead and use those. :)

QBUILDERZ
25th Jul 2013, 10:03 PM
These lots are fanstastic, guys! I am so excited to see them piling up!

Mage4Dragons
25th Jul 2013, 10:23 PM
Was bored an thought i'd give this a go. not sure if im posting this right but here goes. clicking pic opens hirez 1 :)

Modern Tower for a family, This 3 bedroom house has large family room 2.5 bathrooms and luxury master suite on top floor. Outside has formal gardens to front, sunspace and pool/hot tub to the rear with a mini forest at the end giving soothing sounds of wildlife.

Due to a problem with CC just now on my pc the only extra content is my own stuff (posted on tsr under name tag MaNuke)

Front
http://s23.postimg.org/58zur9ahz/Screenshot_7.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/58zur9ahz/)

back
http://s9.postimg.org/ho7yay4t7/Screenshot_8.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/ho7yay4t7/)

Floors
http://s24.postimg.org/ob6ezl79t/Screenshot.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/ob6ezl79t/)
http://s21.postimg.org/ynrsj0q2r/Screenshot_3.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/ynrsj0q2r/)
http://s24.postimg.org/yf4s6ljpt/Screenshot_4.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/yf4s6ljpt/)
http://s18.postimg.org/lfzusw9xx/Screenshot_5.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/lfzusw9xx/)

Sorry for way pics are posted could work the vb code out
An now some extra beauty shots
http://s23.postimg.org/6888ndd2f/Screenshot_9.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/6888ndd2f/)
http://s21.postimg.org/j81notlab/Screenshot_10.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/j81notlab/)
http://s10.postimg.org/g2j67585x/Screenshot_11.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/g2j67585x/)
http://s16.postimg.org/hsjyo0agx/Screenshot_12.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/hsjyo0agx/)

Auronette
26th Jul 2013, 8:38 AM
:blink: There are so many great entries so far that it makes me nervous to post!

Here goes nothing...


Entry name: Summer Breeze

Thanks for this! I was super bored and came across your post and it’s been really a fun process.

What I was going for was a summer home theme. I wanted it bright, airy and open. I had some fun with it and this is what came out. I hope you find it as it was intended to be.




House Specs

2 Bedrooms (4 Sims)
3/4 Bath (shower/no tub)
Hot Tub
Fully Landscaped with High Privacy Fencing
I have included skill items for writing and logic.
EPs used: Base, World Adventures, Ambitions, Late Night, Generations, Pets and Seasons.
Play tested and mother approved. ;)





Required Shots

Front
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46693_130727135934frontalt.jpg
Back
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46694_130727140138backalt.jpg
Floor Plan (floor 1)
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46695_1307271402061stflooralt.jpg
Floor Plan (floor 2)
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46696_1307271402372ndflooralt.jpg
Roof
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46697_130727140306roofalt.jpg
Foundation
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46698_130727140334foundationalt.jpg
Wide view with Landscape
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46699_130727140434wideshot.jpg




Interior Shots

Center of First Floor
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46623_130726023147CenterShot.jpg
Living Room
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46624_130726023428Living1.jpg
Kichen
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46626_130726023541Kitchen1.jpg
Bath
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46627_130726023733Bath1.jpg
Master Bedroom
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46629_130726024008MBed1.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46630_130726024046MBed2.jpg
2nd Bedroom
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46631_1307260241442ndBed1.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46632_1307260242112ndBed2.jpg




Exterior Shots

Front Porch
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46700_130727140519frontporchrep.jpg
Right Side
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46621_130726022826RightSide.jpg
Left Side
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46622_130726022856LeftSide.jpg
Back Entrance
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46634_130726024329BackEntrance.jpg
Hot Tub & Garden
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46636_130726024515HotTubnGarden.jpg




Test Sims in Action

Cuddling in the Hot Tub (view of the hot tub & garden at night)
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46635_130726024442HotTub.jpg
Hugs (alternate view of Living area)
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46639_130726024724MommyHugs.jpg
Reading a child to sleep
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46640_130726024756BedtimeStories.jpg
Searching the skies (or is it the seas!)
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46641_130726024829SearchingtheSkies.jpg
Testing the flow in the Kitchen (After seeing the look on his face, I could not bear not to include this one because he looked so excited at having been chosen to test the lot!)
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46643_130726024942Kitchen2.jpg




Free Custom Content Used

Lilies (in Master Bedroom) are from Simcredible Designs @ Simcredibledesigns.com
Roof with white trim is from Sookielee @ customsims3.com
Builder's Island (http://modthesims.info/d/419136) by armiel
One More Slot Please! (http://modthesims.info/d/428179) by granthes





Special Info for Judges

In the interest of total honesty, I did have a small issue in the placement of furniture in the master bedroom for which I used the “Alt” button to move the bed a small fraction of a centimeter, since my test Sim decided to throw a fit when being routed to the dresser in the room. This was despite the fact that there was no discernible overlap of the footprint on either piece. After nudging the bed, he was able to access the dresser just fine.
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46642_130726024854WardrobeFunction.jpg

A few of the pictures have a slightly different look to them as they were taken in a different neighborhood. I built it using Builder's Island and then put a test copy in my regular hood, therefore, you may notice an extra tree or other neighborhood decoration in the background but it is the same house.


Good luck everyone!


Edit Note: Since "Q" ok'd the ability to edit as long as judging has not begun, I replaced the pics with grids to ones without grids per suggestion by AdonisPluto. My mind works in a different way than most and I actually thought the grids would help with the judging in regards to verifying the integrity of the foundation and placements of overhangs. I did not take into account the possibility of difficulty with judging the "aesthetic" portions with the grids in place, although it should have been obvious!

Also added cc credit which I had overlooked previously.

cutsocks
26th Jul 2013, 10:42 AM
Contest! Whee! So, for something different from me, I present...

Serho Concept Cottage Model #46

Famed designer Kal Serho created this lovely "concept" cottage for the '61 Bridgeport Expo. Working against an irregular foundation, Serho adhered to his love of basic shapes, building up to a simple, sleek, single peaked roof. On the exterior, beige stone and stucco are wondrously paired with tiles in soft teal, framed with dark brown wood trim, topped with matching shingles. Underneath soaring beams in a rainbow of colors, the interior spaces are decorated with muted primaries against neutrals. The living areas are grounded by two massive stone fireplaces. A sunken garage compliments the one bedroom, one bath cottage.


http://imageshack.us/a/img407/3637/hkrc.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img689/4706/a8rh.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img534/1476/s8d7.jpg



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http://imageshack.us/a/img819/2931/0ahy.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img844/9475/sjfs.jpg





1 bedroom
1 bathroom

Lot size: 30x20

Price furnished: 82,066

Store Content:
La-Di-Da Windows by BahHaus (http://store.thesims3.com/productDetail.html?&productId=OFB-SIM3:19621&categoryId=&scategoryId=11573&ppcategoryId=&gender=female&startAt=0)


Edit note: I might have inadvertently bent an answered question, but that limitation was not listed in the rules as I understood them. The path to the garage lowers the terrain next to the foundation, but the height of the foundation is still four steps above "street level". Sorry if that is an issue. :/

'Nother edit: I fixed the pics, my image host was resizing them strangely.

Volvenom
26th Jul 2013, 1:01 PM
Time for a change again. This is not the most practical house I've seen, but young people only care about the next party, sleep off last nights party, or studies don't they. These people just had their family send them stuff and had to make it work somehow, something borrowed and something new, but they didn't just accept every piece of junk they would send.

Technical data: Used 4 sets from EA Store, haute hip, the casino lot, Sushi kitchen and modern loft. The lot is 20x30 and roughly playtested.


http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5492/9367873743_cefb8b0771_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9367873743/)
260713 Brick Hipster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9367873743/) by Volvenom (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3736/9367874353_5a0252cb31_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9367874353/)
260713 Brick Hipster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9367874353/) by Volvenom (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2878/9370671078_d30c598041_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9370671078/)
260713 Brick Hipster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9370671078/) by Volvenom (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3754/9367888951_e5b9b596d6_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9367888951/)
260713 Brick Hipster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9367888951/) by Volvenom (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7431/9370669996_ed2bc78812_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9370669996/)
260713 Brick Hipster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9370669996/) by Volvenom (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3721/9370669428_84b6f88102_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9370669428/)
260713 Brick Hipster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9370669428/) by Volvenom (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3800/9367887185_ccc0a77b02_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9367887185/)
260713 Brick Hipster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9367887185/) by Volvenom (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr



http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/9370663346_40bc4f32dc_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9370663346/)
260713 Brick Hipster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9370663346/) by Volvenom (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3807/9367880129_351913c415_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9367880129/)
260713 Brick Hipster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9367880129/) by Volvenom (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7315/9370659456_cbfb59a0db_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9370659456/)
260713 Brick Hipster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9370659456/) by Volvenom (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3699/9370654398_9e44304c3c_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9370654398/)
260713 Brick Hipster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9370654398/) by Volvenom (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7441/9367871071_442af398a5_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9367871071/)
260713 Brick Hipster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9367871071/) by Volvenom (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7349/9370653018_28ef292048_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9370653018/)
260713 Brick Hipster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9370653018/) by Volvenom (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7457/9370656934_e67a59a9c9_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9370656934/)
260713 Brick Hipster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9370656934/) by Volvenom (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

armiel
26th Jul 2013, 6:14 PM
Halloo,

I decided to take part on this contest just to see if I could still build stuff, and ended up building a tribute/sonate to HP's pink bushes.

I'm not so much of a story-teller, so I'm just going to let the pictures speak for themselves.The pictures may speak for themselves, but I still added some info about the lot with them as well. Word of warning though, I kinda went overboard with the pictures, so there is a TON of them. :D

The house is not a model home, I wanted to create something that would look like someone actually lived there. All though, I think my sims are a lot neater bunch than I am. ;)


I also need to disappoint you guys. I sort of bet, at least most of you (who hadn't already seen this lot in chat) were totally expecting me to enter with something grungy. Nu'uh. Nope!

Required pictures:
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Required%20pics/Screenshot.jpg~original
The front of the lot with relatively well kept driveway and flowerbeds. There is also a small um, thing for bike and trash bin and such.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Required%20pics/Screenshot-2.jpg~original
A picture from outside the lot.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Required%20pics/Screenshot-3.jpg~original
Backside of the lot from outside the boundaries, showing the whole back of the lot.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Required%20pics/Screenshot-4.jpg~original
Other side of the lot, with more flowers and... more flowers.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Required%20pics/Screenshot-5.jpg~original
Overview, where you can see the lot layout, landscaping, and that the foundation/footprint of the house has not been modified/overlapped.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Required%20pics/Screenshot-7.jpg~original
Groundfloor layout, also showing the non modified foundation shape/size. The house is rather small and cozy, with still enough room for living. The entrance of the house opens to a combined living-diningroom with attached kitchen that has an access to the back yard. There is also an additional sitting room for those who require more peace, and a well sized bathroom with separate toilet and another access to the backyard for laundry making.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Required%20pics/Screenshot-6.jpg~original
From the downstairs sitting room you find stairs to the second floor, which is split to two levels. On the first there is a small office. Second floor houses a sitting room that also acts as a guest bedroom. There are also two bedrooms for the residents of the house.

Additional pictures:

Architectural close-ups:
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Architectural%20close-ups/Screenshot-2.jpg~original
Front of the house.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Architectural%20close-ups/Screenshot-3.jpg~original
Side of the house.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Architectural%20close-ups/Screenshot-4.jpg~original
Back of the house.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Architectural%20close-ups/Screenshot.jpg~original
Side of the house.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Architectural%20close-ups/Screenshot-5.jpg~original
Bike/trash bin-, stuff- thing.

Landscaping shots:
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Landscaping%20shots/Screenshot.jpg~original
Front yard with slightly stony walk way, lots of relatively well kept flowerbeds.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Landscaping%20shots/Screenshot-4.jpg~original
A view of the side of the yard, from outside the lot.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Landscaping%20shots/Screenshot-2.jpg~original
Backyard landscaping, with some garden plants that some one totally forgot to water. I guess the sims living in this house are a bit sloppy when it comes to stuff that bypassers can't see.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Landscaping%20shots/Screenshot-3.jpg~original
Another view of the backyard landscaping, showing the slight elevation the little hill creates.

Angled floorplans:
These pictures are to give a better view of how the things look like inside.
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Angled%20floorplans/Screenshot-3.jpg~original
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Angled%20floorplans/Screenshot-4.jpg~original
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Angled%20floorplans/Screenshot-5.jpg~original
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Angled%20floorplans/Screenshot-2.jpg~original
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Angled%20floorplans/Screenshot.jpg~original
Interior detail shots:
http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Interior%20detail%20shots/Screenshot-7.jpg~original
View from the kitchen showing the dining- and livingroom, as well as the sitting room.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Interior%20detail%20shots/Screenshot-8.jpg~original
View from the livingroom to the dining area.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Interior%20detail%20shots/Screenshot.jpg~original
The kitchen seen from behind the dinner table.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Interior%20detail%20shots/Screenshot-4.jpg~original
Totally random picture of the dining area.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Interior%20detail%20shots/Screenshot-6.jpg~original
Master bedroom.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Interior%20detail%20shots/Screenshot-5.jpg~original
The office on second floor.

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af300/armielsims/MTS%20uploads/Qbie%20contest%20072013/Round%201/Interior%20detail%20shots/Screenshot-3.jpg~original
The bathroom.

That wasn't grungy at all, but still, thanks for your time! :)

The lot has been playtested with two sims living there for a couple of sim days. All of the stuff is accessible, unless I managed to forget to test some of them.
The foundation has not been altered, for any other but color and covering.
The lot was built using Only EP/SP content, my own terrain paints, and a couple of carefully selected mods that deserve recognizing. Big thanks for these mods for their creators!
Buzzler - Builder stuff. Needless to say this is a must have!
HP - LN camera mod, and of course the altered plants of which the pink flowers and tamed aspens are from.
Granthes - Curtain adjustment
Velocitygrass - Stencil removal mod

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Qbie, thanksies for hosting yet another fun foundation contest! And darn you for not allowing to alter the height of the foundation for even landscapy purposes! :P
Everyone with entries, great job you all!
Everyone else, go on, take part, drown Qbie to entries since he wanted more than the last time! :D

Happy simming,
~armiel

mikey
26th Jul 2013, 6:33 PM
Meh, not bad for a "retiree" :rofl:

Architectlings
26th Jul 2013, 6:41 PM
Wehee! First post and its a contest entry! :bunny:

Just realised I've made a bit of an assumption with this, the building does have overhangs, but they don't fall outside the footprint of the foundation - hope this is ok!

No town, city or village has ever become immune to bad architecture.
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46599_130725165258-Screenshot.jpg
In Europe, the period of time after WWII was a time of a monumental shift in architecture; where mass housing was suddenly needed, cheap and quickly. Innovations in materials, structure and society gave birth to the above architecture, béton brut raw concrete) also known as Brutalism.
The dream and the vision was to create vertical cities in the sky never quite worked, and the concrete slabs soon fell into disrepair.

Fortunately, this tower block was rescued, and redesigned to produce a luxury house for the modern 2.5 Sim family,

This is Dissoudre le Béton (The dissolving of the concrete)


http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46549_130725105502-0%20-%20Ground%20Floor.jpg
Ground Floor, entrance, living area, outdoor deck, study & painting area
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46550_130725105517-1%20-%20First%20Floor.jpg
First Floor, kitchen, dining
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46551_130725105533-2%20-%20Sesond%20Floor.jpg
Second Floor, child's bedroom, play area, main bathroom
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46552_130725105544-3%20-%20Third%20Floor.jpg
Third Floor, master bedroom, relaxation area, main bathroom


http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46554_130725105627-5%20-%20Front.jpg
Front
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46555_130725105635-6%20-%20Back.jpg
Back
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46557_130725105728-7%20-%20Right.jpg
Left
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46558_130725105734-8%20-%20Left.jpg
Right


Some of the furniture is very difficult to see in the main plans - its in stealth mode!
Hopefully these are a little clearer!
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46559_130725105745-9%20-%20Axo%20Ground.jpg
Ground
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46560_130725105756-10%20-%20Axo%20First.jpg
First
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46561_130725105815-11-%20Axo%20Second.jpg
Second
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46562_130725105832-12%20-%20Axo%20Third.jpg]
Third


[img]http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46564_130725110022-14%20-%20Living%20Area.jpg
Living area, being put to good use by Jolina Bloggs!
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46565_130725110032-15%20-%20Kitchen%20Area.jpg
Kitchen, cooking up a storm. Or waffles.... Probably a storm.
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46566_130725110045-16%20-%20Dining%20Decor.jpg
(Un)appreciating some modern sculptures in the dining room.
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46567_130725110101-17%20-%20Bedroom.jpg
Relaxing after a hard day's house modelling in the master bedroom.
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46568_130725110111-18%20-%20Study%20Area%20from%20Front.jpg
The painting studio from the doorstep. (Keep practicing Jolina!)
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46571_130725110152-20%20-%20Overall%20Structure.jpg
FINALLY, an overall view! Brutalist tower block brought kicking and screaming into the modern age!

Thranduil Oropherion
26th Jul 2013, 9:25 PM
Just gotta say that I am so impressed with the way the entries are coming in. So many different takes on one foundation! But that's simmers for you, imaginative folks :)

QBUILDERZ
26th Jul 2013, 9:43 PM
Alright, I am going to post here in hopes that SOMEONE knows how to work GoogleDocs / Excel better than I can.

The score sheet is all automatic, but I ran into a problem. I am trying to make a function to add on the bonus points, but I can't figure out how to go about writing the function.

Basically, what I want to say is this:

- If 3/5 judges agree that this lot deserves bonus points, then they will get 5 bonus points.
OR
- If the the sum of Yellow/Blue/Green/Red/Purple judge G2 is greater than 14, then a number 5 will appear in the cell.

I've done =IF functions before, but this one is stumping me. If there is anyone here who really knows their excel stuff, I am seeking your guidance :(

miles2007
26th Jul 2013, 11:56 PM
Hello
Here is the house i built this afternoon for this contest, i call it "The Franconia Cottage"
This house is made in a dark wood stile, with the furnture following a similar dark brown color scheme. It is a 2 story house with only one bedroom.

Required Pictures
Front
http://i39.tinypic.com/34rbvur.jpg
Back
http://i43.tinypic.com/2wod92d.jpg
Floor Plans
http://i42.tinypic.com/5cdpbd.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/214rpdt.jpg

Extra Pictures

http://i41.tinypic.com/2jdf8s0.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/6iwget.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/1pxk02.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/2n9cb6a.jpg
http://i42.tinypic.com/258uejp.jpg

That's it. This is the first time i'm taking part of a contest, so i know the pictures aren't so good. I hope you enjoyed the house. Thanks

Auronette
27th Jul 2013, 12:12 AM
Alright, I am going to post here in hopes that SOMEONE knows how to work GoogleDocs / Excel better than I can.
(

I'll give it a shot.

The COUNTA function will help in the case of the:
“If 3/5 judges agree that this lot deserves bonus points, then they will get 5 bonus points.”

The syntax would be =IF(COUNTA(range)>=3,5,0)

What the function does is count the number of cells that are not empty. So, if your judges mark their desire to give the bonus with an x, or anything else really, the function will count the number of xs (cells that are not empty) in the range you are comparing and if the number of xs is 3 or more, than it will add five points to the cell otherwise it will insert a zero.

OR

The SUM function works for this particular case:

If the the sum of Yellow/Blue/Green/Red/Purple judge G2 is greater than 14, then a number 5 will appear in the cell.

The syntax for this is =IF(SUM(range)>=14,5,0)

This one will simply add all the numbers in the range and determine if it is greater than or equal to 14. If it is, it will insert a 5 and if not, it will insert a zero. If you want to exclude the 14 itself then you would take out the = after the >. This will force it to ignore scores of 14 exactly.

I’m not sure if you were saying you wanted to combine the two into one function so that the contestant would be given 5 points if either of those two situations occurred or not.

If you want to combine the two into one cell using the “OR” function then it would look like:

=IF(OR(COUNTA(range)>=3,SUM(range)>=14),5,0) (remember to remove the = if you wanted to exclude totals of 14 exactly.)

This one checks to see if either of the prior functions would result in a bonus and if so, puts a 5 in the cell. If not, it leaves it blank.

I did the basic formulas, but it’s been a while since I’ve had to do the “or” so I did take a quick refresher on the statement. Credit goes to:

Experiglot (http://www.experiglot.com/2006/12/11/how-to-use-nested-if-statements-in-excel-with-and-or-not/)

QBUILDERZ
27th Jul 2013, 12:37 AM
^^^ THAT IS WHAT I THOUGHT!

Turns out, Google docs doesn't allow =Sum to work across multiple sheets.

Bullshit.

Annabel Lee
27th Jul 2013, 1:56 AM
So many different styles from 1 foundation.
Color me impressed! :up: :)

BlakeS5678
27th Jul 2013, 2:05 AM
So many different styles from 1 foundation.
Color me impressed! :up: :)

I'm very impressed too! ;) Entry after entry has blown me away with the creativity and passion that these contestants contain. I don't know who will win in the end, but, all of these contestants should feel proud of their entries. :)

I'm a little intimidated myself... :giggler:

ReyaD
27th Jul 2013, 3:32 AM
Didn't we come across similar issues during your last build contest regarding google docs? Anyway, I'm so glad I got back from my trip in time to join. Armi coming out of retirement just gives me one more reason to kick ass and take names.

Also: We should totally get extra points for sucking up. Just saying. (Hi SeeMyu! How are you? Love what you've done with your hair. TVR your Ziggy Atkins never fails to cheer me up on a bad day. That bio is fantastic and he's just so adorable.)

Without much further ado, I give you the Meadow Family Home. A small, two bedroom family home for Ren Meadow and his new family. He married his beautiful wife, Zahara at a small beach ceremony only a few years after meeting her at college, and less than a year later they welcomed their baby girl Sarah into their lives. Ren inherited his new home from his grandmother not long ago but he and Zahara are very quickly making the house into a home, and are slowly replacing the nature photos favoured by Ren's grandmother with photos of their own growing family.

The Exterior keeps much of its old world charm, located in scenic skaggit valley in Washington State. The green is a colour favoured by both Ren's grandmother and his new wife and so it stayed when they moved in. The window frames and doors have all been replaced, but made to look worn. The fence and porch supports however are completely new. Nothing but the best for the new Meadow girls. The various flower bushes and roses were all mostly there but in terrible condition. Under Zahara's green thumb however they have found new life and flourished like never before. Pruning may be needed if they continue to grow at their current rate.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/9aa0830f-ac5c-4b7b-a96a-cd5376abb7ac_zps47dbc27f.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/9aa0830f-ac5c-4b7b-a96a-cd5376abb7ac_zps47dbc27f.jpg.html)

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-312_zps6c834abe.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-312_zps6c834abe.jpg.html)

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-315_zpsd9daf657.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-315_zpsd9daf657.jpg.html)

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-337_zpsb2e9bc4d.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-337_zpsb2e9bc4d.jpg.html)

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-330_zps74c3a4a4.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-330_zps74c3a4a4.jpg.html)

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-336_zps28b4b39c.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-336_zps28b4b39c.jpg.html)

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-331_zps6a35a83d.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-331_zps6a35a83d.jpg.html)

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-333_zps8d7769e9.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-333_zps8d7769e9.jpg.html)

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-338_zps9a920e83.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-338_zps9a920e83.jpg.html)


Ground Floor
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-308_zpsd2d0fd3f.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-308_zpsd2d0fd3f.jpg.html)

Second Floor
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-310_zpscd5e4d85.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-310_zpscd5e4d85.jpg.html)

Top Down view of Roof
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Screenshot-354_zpsca9840ca.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Screenshot-354_zpsca9840ca.jpg.html)


Ren's study area where he does much of his writing, inspired (or distracted) by the photos of his wedding, and of his baby girl.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-320_zps0eb59c60.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-320_zps0eb59c60.jpg.html)

The living room is a bit more cluttered than the rest of the house, but thats because its the most used room in the house. Between little Sarah's outerwear hanging at the ready behind the couch and (more) of Ren's totally necessary writing exercise books. The living room also holds my absolutely favourite portrait, its from Qbuilderz' Match Things! (http://www.modthesims.info/d/450979) painting set. Oh its just such a life saver and its so beautiful. Qbuilderz is such a fantastic creator.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-321_zps4009bac3.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-321_zps4009bac3.jpg.html)

My favourite "room" is also the room thats holds the most of Ren and Zahara's personality. Quiet and traditional with a bright splash of a colour to make everyday meals much more fun.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-317_zps2f0c0514.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-317_zps2f0c0514.jpg.html)


The upstairs fall way is pretty basic, but another one of Qbuilderz' fantastic paintings just ties the whole room together. Isn't it beautiful? I love it.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-325_zpsd46d944c.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-325_zpsd46d944c.jpg.html)

Ren and Zahara's bedroom is decorated with their respective favourite colours, with the lighter wood of the bed being carried throughout the rest of the house. Their favourite wedding photos hangs framed above their bed.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-323_zpsbbc2d693.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-323_zpsbbc2d693.jpg.html)

Another photo of Ren and Zahara's bedroom.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-324_zps6d621fba.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-324_zps6d621fba.jpg.html)

Sarah's bedroom is much more colourful, with a few scattered toys and a rocking chair for bed time cuddles.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-328_zps392f8ed1.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-328_zps392f8ed1.jpg.html)

Also: She has a princess bed. It is awesome.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh87/ReyalinDawn/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-344_zpsb5c34913.jpg (http://s254.photobucket.com/user/ReyalinDawn/media/Build%20Contests/Groundwork%20Round%201/Screenshot-344_zpsb5c34913.jpg.html)

Hope you enjoyed and thank you for reading.

CC used:
Various items from the sims 3 store, item of note being the curtains from the faire folk collection which are scattered throughout the house.
Paintings from Qbuilderz' Match Things! (http://www.modthesims.info/d/450979) painting set.

With thanks to:
- Miss Roxor's advice on how to fix the "HOLY SHIT MY LOT HAS SUNK" problem.
- Armiel for her fantastic Builder's Island - DIY (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=419136)
- Granthes for the fantastic and super helpful OMSP (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=428179)

Edit [July 28]: Added overhead view of roof because I was derpy and forgot it the first time around.

Auronette
27th Jul 2013, 5:16 AM
^^^ THAT IS WHAT I THOUGHT!

Turns out, Google docs doesn't allow =Sum to work across multiple sheets.

Bullshit.

I don't know if you'd be able to, because I've never used Googledocs, but you might try doing the sum formula manually across the pages.

I found reference to how to achieve it in Google Docs by following the postings:

here (http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/docs/how-do-i/4fxVNv7WnWI)

Might be worth a try.

Good luck!

Volvenom
27th Jul 2013, 8:25 AM
iiiiiiik I don't remember reading anything about overhangs outside of the foundation, must have missed it. Do I get some minus for that or what? I will probably have to redo the entire house if I'm gonna fix that ... or perhaps I was just trying to be inventive, don't remember.

armiel
27th Jul 2013, 8:46 AM
Forgive me if this has been answered somewhere in the thread and just not added to the questions list, but....

Are we allowed to edit our posts/entries after posting them?

I'm happy with my house, but I noticed I left out some bits out from the post that I wanted to mention. And I would also like to edit my description of the house after all, since I kinda only read the bits about scoring -after- my post. ^^

AdonisPluto
27th Jul 2013, 9:36 AM
Forgive me if this has been answered somewhere in the thread and just not added to the questions list, but....

Are we allowed to edit our posts/entries after posting them?

I'm happy with my house, but I noticed I left out some bits out from the post that I wanted to mention. And I would also like to edit my description of the house after all, since I kinda only read the bits about scoring -after- my post. ^^

Hey Armiel, I thought you are retired :) . Hahahahaha, so happy to see that Qbee brought you out. Your house is just too lovely :up: . Well then, I guess I have to enter the contest then. Honestly how do you come up with such crazy houses :cool: . I try as hard to build those but I never get to get it right :( . I think I need building tutorial from you. But mind you no payment. Just Boobies :rofl: .

Regarding your question, I think its allowed to make changes but you have to inform the judges in case they have started judging.

joandsarah77
27th Jul 2013, 10:20 AM
I can't see me having time what with everything I have on right now. Shame it's on at the same time as the TS2 build, but I'm already in that and still not finished this rounds lot. I'll keep an eye out for the next one.

Beccapixie10
27th Jul 2013, 11:31 AM
I loved the Foundation challenge last time so I thought I'd go for it again.
I'm lacking creativity at the moment so we'll see how I go with making up a description without resorting to horrible humour.


The Ardmona
This classic red-brick one bedroom, one bathroom home was the loved home of the Smiths before cutbacks at the local fruit processing factory caused them to lose their jobs and move interstate, leaving this wonderful house for its next lucky inhabitants. The happy couple decorated their house in shades of green, brown and blue to match with the native trees and crystal blue pond in the backyard; and to contrast with the dull grey of the factory where they spent their working lives. The house provides everything a couple needs to live a pleasant life on a budget, whether they be starting out or just looking for a country change.


Front:
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46672_130727045258Screenshot-2392.jpg

Back:
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46673_130727051842Screenshot-2394.jpg

Overhead (Entire Lot):
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46674_130727052027Screenshot-2396.jpg

Main Floor:
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46675_130727062126Screenshot-2397.jpg

Foundation:
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46676_130727062228Screenshot-2398.jpg



Kitchen:
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46677_130727062339Screenshot-2399.jpg

Entry & Living:
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46678_130727062435Screenshot-2400.jpg

Study Nook:
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46679_130727062535Screenshot-2401.jpg

Bedroom:
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46680_130727062629Screenshot-2402.jpg

Bathroom:
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46681_130727062730Screenshot-2403.jpg

Clothesline & Pond:
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46682_130727062830Screenshot-2404.jpg


No custom content used.
Built in armiel's Builder's Island - DIY (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=419136)

RanewenM
27th Jul 2013, 12:52 PM
I think this is an awesome idea for a challenge! :D Still I find that the lot is way too big for the foundation, so I was wondering if we are allowed to put the foundation on a smaller lot. And I had another question: can we participate with more than one house or is it just one lot per participant?

AdonisPluto
27th Jul 2013, 1:14 PM
Actually took time to see all the wonderful entries so far and I must say this contest is in a world of its own. Same floor plan, but different designs. Thats really wonderful and I have to say well done to all.

Apart from this, I saw that some of the entries had the images taken with the build grid line showing. Having the screen shots taken with the grid line does not really do justice to the images that are taken and it sure covers some details. I do think going this way will give the judges a hard time judging the scores for the entries. I believe that this is not a hard thing to do in case of a next time.

From the images with the grid lines, I am meant to believe that they where taken while in build mode with the capture key (C). The easy way out if you are taking the images while in build mode is to click on the terrain tools in the build mode and this will disable the grid lines. As long as you are on the terrain tools, the grid lines will be hidden while you take your screen shots until you exit out of the terrain tools. I hope this is helpful

Simsgirliexd
27th Jul 2013, 2:24 PM
Helllooo fellow simmers, first contest postt ever :p finaally finished, it is called "Baie Blomme", I dont think I have ever uploaded a Lot anywhere !

(Oh and you can click to enlarge the images below)


* 2 Bedrooms (3 Sims)
* 3 Restrooms (2 bath tubs)
* Study room
* Veggie Garden
* Basketball court
* Outdoor dining and seating area
* Chicken Coop
* Pond
* Unfurnished cost: 29,629
* Furnished cost: 53,019
* Play tested for 1 sim week

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/Photofreakxd/Screenshot-28.jpg (http://s735.photobucket.com/user/Photofreakxd/media/Screenshot-28.jpg.html) http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/Photofreakxd/Screenshot-43.jpg (http://s735.photobucket.com/user/Photofreakxd/media/Screenshot-43.jpg.html)
http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/Photofreakxd/Screenshot-26.jpg (http://s735.photobucket.com/user/Photofreakxd/media/Screenshot-26.jpg.html)

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/Photofreakxd/Screenshot-30.jpg (http://s735.photobucket.com/user/Photofreakxd/media/Screenshot-30.jpg.html)

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/Photofreakxd/Screenshot-27.jpg (http://s735.photobucket.com/user/Photofreakxd/media/Screenshot-27.jpg.html) http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/Photofreakxd/Screenshot-44.jpg (http://s735.photobucket.com/user/Photofreakxd/media/Screenshot-44.jpg.html)

http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/Photofreakxd/Screenshot-32-1.jpg (http://s735.photobucket.com/user/Photofreakxd/media/Screenshot-32-1.jpg.html) http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/Photofreakxd/Screenshot-31.jpg (http://s735.photobucket.com/user/Photofreakxd/media/Screenshot-31.jpg.html)


http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/Photofreakxd/Screenshot-41-1.jpg (http://s735.photobucket.com/user/Photofreakxd/media/Screenshot-41-1.jpg.html) http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/Photofreakxd/Screenshot-39.jpg (http://s735.photobucket.com/user/Photofreakxd/media/Screenshot-39.jpg.html) http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/Photofreakxd/Screenshot-37.jpg (http://s735.photobucket.com/user/Photofreakxd/media/Screenshot-37.jpg.html) http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/Photofreakxd/Screenshot-45.jpg (http://s735.photobucket.com/user/Photofreakxd/media/Screenshot-45.jpg.html) http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/Photofreakxd/Screenshot-47.jpg (http://s735.photobucket.com/user/Photofreakxd/media/Screenshot-47.jpg.html) http://i735.photobucket.com/albums/ww355/Photofreakxd/Screenshot-49.jpg (http://s735.photobucket.com/user/Photofreakxd/media/Screenshot-49.jpg.html)


So I used alot of the EP's, I used quite a bit of EA store content but...phewww I have a long list of custom content, I tried to make it cc free at first, but using everyones creations made making this house a whole lot more enjoyable!(The CC used in this lot was mainly for the garden) Thanks to:

Cmmoney--For the One More Slot package, alot of the placement couldnt have been done without it, also for their crockery and plants
Armiel-- Build set
Gelina
LemonC-- Various little cute bedside/tabletop plants
Qbuilderz --Bumpercrop fences (fence around the garden)
HugeLunatic
Sims3d
Suza-- Mainly their plants are used in this lot's garden
Carlos
Yarona
Lillyofthevalley
Baufive
hystericalparoxysm
Buzzler -- Build/buy cheat mod
Simul8reviews
Pocci

Please if i left any artists work out, let me know!
Luna

Well I guess thats it folks, good luck everybody! :D

morgaroni
27th Jul 2013, 5:05 PM
Please view here (http://dasimslegacy.blogspot.com/2013/07/il-giardino-cinese.html)

I was having some problems with the post so I did it on blogger. If this isn't good please give me an extension because I will be on vacation. Thanks so much!

QBUILDERZ
27th Jul 2013, 5:12 PM
iiiiiiik I don't remember reading anything about overhangs outside of the foundation, must have missed it. Do I get some minus for that or what? I will probably have to redo the entire house if I'm gonna fix that ... or perhaps I was just trying to be inventive, don't remember.

Overhangs are fine on two conditions:

1 - If the overhang is habitable, it needs to be on the footprint still. It can't poke out an extra tile BEYOND the foundation -- imagine the foundation being a barrier up into the sky. As long as you build in that barrier, you're fine.

2 - If the overhang is CFE or purely decoration, it is fine. I had this happen last time, too :)

Forgive me if this has been answered somewhere in the thread and just not added to the questions list, but....

Are we allowed to edit our posts/entries after posting them?

I'm happy with my house, but I noticed I left out some bits out from the post that I wanted to mention. And I would also like to edit my description of the house after all, since I kinda only read the bits about scoring -after- my post. ^^

Yes, editing is allowed up until we start judging, then it is forbidden! We will take away ALL YOUR POINTS (not really, but, gotta instill fear on those reckless types.)

I think this is an awesome idea for a challenge! :D Still I find that the lot is way too big for the foundation, so I was wondering if we are allowed to put the foundation on a smaller lot. And I had another question: can we participate with more than one house or is it just one lot per participant?

Nope, gotta fill that sucker up with landscaping! It is part of the challenge :D

Sure! You can enter more than once. I'll just give you two columns on the table and, for all intents and purposes, your higher scoring total will be the one we use for ranking. Make SURE that if anyone does this, though, that you specify if it is part of your first or second "entries."

armiel
27th Jul 2013, 5:21 PM
Thanksies for the reply, Q. *shuffles off to edit her post*

ETA
Added captions to my pictures, and edited the post to add the missing info I forgot, as well making it match the new "status" of descriptiony stuff that was added after all.

QBUILDERZ
27th Jul 2013, 5:40 PM
So, I'd just like to say we've gotten 28 entrants! There are still 9 whole days left to enter, and we've already built up more entries than my entire last contest. *applause* Awesome work, everyone!

ReyaD
27th Jul 2013, 6:12 PM
Question: Will we be getting comments on our entries?

QBUILDERZ
27th Jul 2013, 6:16 PM
Question: Will we be getting comments on our entries?

I am planning on leaving comments here and there, but I don't know if other judges will. I will talk with them about it! :D

Aree
27th Jul 2013, 6:24 PM
I'm not sure if this has been asked or not, but I am having some net issues and everything is currently loading remarkably slow, so I'll just ask. Does it matter if we make the lot 20x30 instead of 30x20? I assume that falls under being able to rotate any way that we want, but I wanted to make sure!

QBUILDERZ
27th Jul 2013, 6:28 PM
I'm not sure if this has been asked or not, but I am having some net issues and everything is currently loading remarkably slow, so I'll just ask. Does it matter if we make the lot 20x30 instead of 30x20? I assume that falls under being able to rotate any way that we want, but I wanted to make sure!

Yes, that counts as "rotating the lot" and it is allowed :)

Aree
27th Jul 2013, 7:15 PM
Excellent! I figured it was, but then I second guessed after I had the shell of the house built :|

ReyaD
27th Jul 2013, 7:20 PM
I am planning on leaving comments here and there, but I don't know if other judges will. I will talk with them about it! :D

Thanks! I know it'd be hard to judges to give comments on the 28+ entries that will be there each round but I thought I'd ask just in case it pushed people into thinking about it. Comments are really helpful in order to understand why you got a 3/10 on landscaping and how you can get a higher score next round.

TVRdesigns
27th Jul 2013, 8:43 PM
Personally, I'm planning on handing out comments with my judgings. Again, like Q already said, I cannot speak for the other judges. But, its something I know I'd appreciate if I were participating in the actual contest, so.. :)

BlakeS5678
27th Jul 2013, 9:01 PM
I really, really want to do comments!

With that being said, I'm not sure I will be able to write nearly as much as I would like to with so many entries :( I feel like I wouldn't be doing my judge duties without comments, but I would like the contestants to understand that 28+ is very overwhelming for a judge to write comments for each one. I would write two pages for each contestant if I had the time!

I promise to do my best, in any case. :)

Evairance
27th Jul 2013, 9:32 PM
'Ello! I meant to enter this yesterday, but me being scatterbrained, completely forgot. Here it is now! I call it Black, White, and Red.

http://i44.tinypic.com/vgj7a0.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/2wh3uwx.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/30k4wg5.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/2q21g1x.jpg


http://i44.tinypic.com/34r7gcg.jpg
http://i44.tinypic.com/2m5xo9f.jpg
http://i43.tinypic.com/8z3bqr.jpg

Buckley
27th Jul 2013, 9:59 PM
So many awesome entries! :D Well, here's mine. (Sorry for the long text! I got carried away I guess, lol.)

Standpretty Cottage

Built in the quaint suburbs of Cottonwood Hills, Standpretty Cottage has not always been so well cared for. For over fifty years, the property housed the town’s most mysterious resident, a man by the name of Archibald Schmittendorf. The reclusive curmudgeon rarely ventured out of the cottage, only surfacing once in a long while to feed the neighborhood’s large population of stray cats and yell at any local children who dared to walk across his unkempt front lawn, but despite keeping a low profile the secretive old man often found himself the target of wild and outrageous rumors about his seemingly dark past. However, upon his death, the entire neighborhood took in a collective gasp when it was discovered that Mr. Schmittendorf had bequeathed the ramshackle cottage to his previously unheard of granddaughter, a young woman who lived in a small town less than an hour away.

Lisbeth Rosalie was just as surprised by the inheritance as anyone, but following her recent divorce she seized upon the gift as a sign. Packing up her two young daughters, she loaded her precious few belongings into a small SUV and moved into the rundown old house sight unseen. One year later, the place is now thriving under her careful touch, and after spending countless hours fixing up the small cottage she has really turned the house into her home.


Front
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46701_130727160427Round 1 Required 1.jpg

Back
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46702_130727160513Round 1 Required 2.jpg

First Floor
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46703_130727160538Round 1 Required 3.jpg

Second Floor
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46704_130727160602Round 1 Required 4.jpg

Bird's Eye
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46705_130727160625Round 1 Required 5.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46707_130727161614Round 1 Exterior 1.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46708_130727161657Round 1 Exterior 2.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46709_130727161716Round 1 Exterior 3.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46710_130727161740Round 1 Exterior 4.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46711_130727161753Round 1 Exterior 5.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46712_130727161809Round 1 Exterior 6.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46713_130727161949Round 1 Interior 1.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46714_130727162021Round 1 Interior 2.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46716_130727162122Round 1 Interior 4.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46717_130727162136Round 1 Interior 5.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46718_130727162150Round 1 Interior 6.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46719_130727162203Round 1 Interior 7.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46720_130727162226Round 1 Interior 8.jpg

A big thank you to all the wonderful creators of the custom content I used. :lovestruc

HystericalParoxysm for the desaturated/recolored plants.
QBUILDERZ for the roof recolor.
Sionelle for the CAStable rugs and paintings.
Armiel for her CAStable chimneys.
Misukisu at Virtual Artisan for the Decorator's Best Friend mod.
Velocitygrass for the stencil remover mod.
Granthes for the shiftable curtains mod.
Heaven for her "So Many Shiftables" mod.
Kithri for the decorative items.
Orangemittens at Simlogical for the inset wall niches.
Martine for the Sunset Valley remake, the world in which I built the lot.
And The Sims 3 Store for everything else that isn't from an EP/SP.

This lot has been thoroughly play tested, and everything routes fine.

Thanks for the fun contest, Q! Can't wait to see what you throw at us next round. :)

sahmormakmom
27th Jul 2013, 10:22 PM
My entry Mom and Pop's Glen is a 3 bedroom 2 full bath home situated on a private Island. This was mom and pop's get away with the kids. Now it is their retirement home with lots of room for the grandkids to stay over for the summer.
The lot features a mature garden fenced in to keep critters and wayward Zombies out. A trash and recycling caddy. A 2 car garage although this one houses a car pad and a boat trailer. On those stormy days we will be just fine when everyone else is in the dark, we have Solar panels to run the lighting and central air. Mom and pop aren't ones for the TV so we have plenty of books and a piano to entertain us. Stop by for a lovely glass of Sweet tea. we can rock the afternoon away on the porch.

Contents
Maxis items
recolors by Lori Beam
Country windows custom by Huge Lunatic

I have all games through Island Paradise. Some items may need to be purchased from the EA store before they show.

enjoy. sahmormakstevmom~ Lori Beam

Annabel Lee
27th Jul 2013, 11:09 PM
Actually took time to see all the wonderful entries so far and I must say this contest is in a world of its own. Same floor plan, but different designs. Thats really wonderful and I have to say well done to all.

Apart from this, I saw that some of the entries had the images taken with the build grid line showing. Having the screen shots taken with the grid line does not really do justice to the images that are taken and it sure covers some details. I do think going this way will give the judges a hard time judging the scores for the entries. I believe that this is not a hard thing to do in case of a next time.

From the images with the grid lines, I am meant to believe that they where taken while in build mode with the capture key (C). The easy way out if you are taking the images while in build mode is to click on the terrain tools in the build mode and this will disable the grid lines. As long as you are on the terrain tools, the grid lines will be hidden while you take your screen shots until you exit out of the terrain tools. I hope this is helpful

I have no problem with grid lines in entrants' pictures. :)
Though no grid lines are generally more aesthetic,
in this contest, they can really lend to checking the foundation floor area. :up:
As a lot builder, I can easily see right past those grid lines.
So, no worries to anyone about their lot pictures. It's all good. :D
However, if anyone is going to upload your lot to MTS, you should not have grid lines in your upload images. ;)

Question: Will we be getting comments on our entries?
I hope so, as it's more personal than just a number.
I love contests (especially building). I enjoy looking at each and every picture and reading the stories that go along. I know the time, hearts, and souls that go into making these entries, so I'm always happy to add comments.
Personally, it is nice to hear when you've done well and helpful to hear another's "kind perspective." :anime:
Keep in mind, there should not be any negative comments from the judges.

Qbie- Let me know when the .doc's done to get started.
I'll make coffee for the judges. Hmmmm... 30+ entries and counting... may be making espresso instead! :Pint:

This is awesome!

AdonisPluto
27th Jul 2013, 11:27 PM
So I thought I was not going to participate in this contest. Not sure of the reason why. Maybe I was too busy and had no time, or I was just plan too lazy. But having seen so many lovely houses I just realized that I have no excuse staying away because it has become just too tempting to ignore. So I said to myself there was no problem giving it a go. So after nearly 11 hours building and destroying, I finally came out with this as my entry house. So I present my own entry house into the contest. I call it Witzenhausen Tudor.

With the long hours spent in building this, I guess my brain is just too steady to think properly. And so I honestly do not know how to describe the house but I guess I will allow the pictures to describe it for me and where necessary, I will offer some information. The house is intended for 2 Sims preferably a newly married couple. I humbly ask for forgiveness in advance for the amount of pictures shown.

The house contains the following
Living room
Kitchen
Dining (With Island counter for 2)
Laundry room
I bedroom with double bed
Library/Study
BBQ area
Swimming Pool
Garage
1 and half bathroom



Required Image Shots:
THE FRONTVIEW
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/nefrontclose_zps08c62df4.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/nefrontfar_zps113fbfb3.jpg

The BACK VIEW
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/WItzenhausen%20Required/Backview_zpsf75f5c0b.jpg

FLOOR LEVELS
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/WItzenhausen%20Required/Floorlevel_zps40eb2ebd.jpg
The Ground floor layout, also showing the non modified foundation shape/size. The entrance into the house, welcomes you into an open combined living room and Kitchen, with an attached counter island dining for two. There is a rest room for visitors. There is also a small hall way that leads to the laundry, stairways to the top floor and an access to the outdoor area.

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/mytopfloor_zpse3281935.jpg
The little hallway on the ground level provides the stairway to the top floor. You are welcomed to the top level by a small private living space ideal for relaxation from prying eyes. From here you have access to the study/library and also access to the only bedroom in the house.

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/WItzenhausen%20Required/garage_zpsf1135e68.jpg
A view of what the inside of the garage looks like.

FOUNDATION
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/floorplanfoundation_zps41876cb2.jpg
Image of foundation showing showing non modification

ROOFING
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Roof_zps4b2df247.jpg
Overview of the lot layout, showing the roofing of the house.

Additional Images:

Exterior House Image Shots:
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/leftside_zps0e950c10.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/RIghtside_zpsfe1d6704.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/outdoor2_zps7298a70f.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/outdoor4_zpsdc28800b.jpg

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http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/outdoor6_zpsb3cec5cd.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/outdoor5_zps56b78e25.jpg



Landscaped image shots:
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/mainroofing_zps1cf5a9be.jpg
General overview of the lot as a whole showing the landscaping from top bird eye view

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/ladscapp_zps127138f2.jpg
Perspective view of the landscaping from an angular view with building down.

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/scaping_zps798fd989.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/landscap_zpsc4cc4681.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/scaping6_zpsd2798368.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/scaping2_zpsc2a33b2d.jpg

[http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/Scaping4_zpsbaed2d5a.jpg

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http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/scaping5_zpsa029ec30.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/scaping7_zpsf53e8c53.jpg


Interior Shorts:

LIVING ROOM
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/livinrroomm_zps753d45a1.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/livinrroomm2_zps49b897ac.jpg

KITCHEN WITH COUNTER ISLAND DINING
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/kitchenfull_zpsec364dbd.jpg

BEDROOM
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/bed1_zps40e1681d.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/TS3W2013-07-2808-27-16-06_zps0be0cf44.jpg

BATHROOM
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/bathroom1_zps04da834f.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/bethroom2_zps67399922.jpg

LIBRARY/STUDY
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/librarry_zps0b2106bf.jpg

LAUNDRY
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/laundry_zps8a32e632.jpg

FIRST LEVEL PRIVATE LIVING
http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/topnew1_zps23529847.jpg

http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae8/adonispluto1/topnew_zpsc4f050dc.jpg


Custom Contents:
The house was built mainly with contents from TS3 EP and SP. THe only Custom contents used are Modern Mowed grass terrain paint and the bedroom rug both by me

TVRdesigns
27th Jul 2013, 11:34 PM
A few notes to contestants. At least 3 of the 5 (currently 5) judges WILL be leaving comments where possible. Obviously if there are 40-50+ entries, it will not be ideal to have them on every single entry, but we will try our best. Comments will all be constructive and offer advice to increase your chances of gaining points for the next round.

As well, gridlines ARE a choice, but keep in mind that the choices you make regarding screens will affect your final scores. Yes, gridlines help judges to make sure the foundation is as it's meant to be, but they look VERY tacky. The trade-off is yours to choose.

AdonisPluto
27th Jul 2013, 11:46 PM
My entry Mom and Pop's Glen is a 3 bedroom 2 full bath home situated on a private Island. This was mom and pop's get away with the kids. Now it is their retirement home with lots of room for the grandkids to stay over for the summer.
The lot features a mature garden fenced in to keep critters and wayward Zombies out. A trash and recycling caddy. A 2 car garage although this one houses a car pad and a boat trailer. On those stormy days we will be just fine when everyone else is in the dark, we have Solar panels to run the lighting and central air. Mom and pop aren't ones for the TV so we have plenty of books and a piano to entertain us. Stop by for a lovely glass of Sweet tea. we can rock the afternoon away on the porch.

Contents
Maxis items
recolors by Lori Beam
Country windows custom by Huge Lunatic

I have all games through Island Paradise. Some items may need to be purchased from the EA store before they show.

enjoy. sahmormakstevmom~ Lori Beam

Nice house you have there. I would suggest taking another images of the house because the ones you have are so small :) . On the other hand, this is a contest where what is required are just your build images to show what you did. If you want to submit your lot for download, you have to use the upload wizard. I would suggest you edit your post and then delete the attached file.

Taesang
28th Jul 2013, 12:57 AM
Here is my entry, it was built in the Pounawea world by Awesims. I have a lot of store content and all of the EPs and SPs.

The required images:

1. Front view http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-83_zpsc4c299ea.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-83_zpsc4c299ea.jpg.html)
2. Rear view http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-87_zps112c3d84.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-87_zps112c3d84.jpg.html)
3. Foundation floor plan http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-79_zps6f1a1d82.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-79_zps6f1a1d82.jpg.html)
4. 1st floor plan http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-78_zpsb69194f3.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-78_zpsb69194f3.jpg.html)
5. 2nd floor plan http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-77_zps890d27a1.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-77_zps890d27a1.jpg.html)
6. Attic floor plan http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-76_zps1071c39e.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-76_zps1071c39e.jpg.html)
7. Roof floor plan http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-75_zps15249317.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-75_zps15249317.jpg.html)

Extra images:
1. Entryway http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-92_zps44c481b4.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-92_zps44c481b4.jpg.html)
2. Living room http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-94_zps07053c8e.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-94_zps07053c8e.jpg.html)
http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-93_zpsfe44a915.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-93_zpsfe44a915.jpg.html)
3. Study http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-95_zps011a3533.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-95_zps011a3533.jpg.html)
http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-96_zpsadea67bf.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-96_zpsadea67bf.jpg.html)
4. Dining roomhttp://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-98_zps9f29c45c.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-98_zps9f29c45c.jpg.html)
http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-97_zps001b9ff4.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-97_zps001b9ff4.jpg.html)
5. Laundry roomhttp://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-99_zpsc8f3e5e6.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-99_zpsc8f3e5e6.jpg.html)
6. Kitchenhttp://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-100_zps53a3a325.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-100_zps53a3a325.jpg.html)
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7. Upstairs landinghttp://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-104_zpsc6b6f236.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-104_zpsc6b6f236.jpg.html)
8. Girl's bedroomhttp://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-102_zps73999273.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-102_zps73999273.jpg.html)
http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-103_zps2bcb0740.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-103_zps2bcb0740.jpg.html)
9. Bathroomhttp://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-105_zps94cd55c7.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-105_zps94cd55c7.jpg.html)
http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-106_zpsc6330466.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-106_zpsc6330466.jpg.html)
10. Boy's room onehttp://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-114_zps45f90f52.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-114_zps45f90f52.jpg.html)
http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-112_zps5b4ddbb2.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-112_zps5b4ddbb2.jpg.html)
11. Boy's room twohttp://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-110_zpsc238a779.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-110_zpsc238a779.jpg.html)
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12. Parent's room http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-108_zps1b9c0b57.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-108_zps1b9c0b57.jpg.html)
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13. Balconyhttp://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-109_zps3dacfafc.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-109_zps3dacfafc.jpg.html)
14. Assorted extra shots http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-91_zpsbb9f1637.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-91_zpsbb9f1637.jpg.html)
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http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-85_zps698b1b6e.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-85_zps698b1b6e.jpg.html)
http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/b621/falsettotesla/Screenshot-89_zpsc0c5b159.jpg (http://s1295.photobucket.com/user/falsettotesla/media/Screenshot-89_zpsc0c5b159.jpg.html)
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ohthatsimschick
28th Jul 2013, 1:12 AM
Ok, here's my entry... I don't usually enter building contests, because I'm still intimidated by how awesome everyone is, but I figured I'd just go for it this time.

This house is based on old English cottages... specifically one that I used to stay in when I went on holiday, many moons ago! I've always loved this style, and it's my dream to be able to own one of these for real one day. :D

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46727_130727200506Front.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46728_130727200637FrontRightSide.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46730_130727200719FrontLeftSide.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46732_130727200753Back.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46733_130727200826BottomFloorPlan.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46734_130727200858TopFloorPlan.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46740_130727201053FromAboveRoof.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46736_130727200943Kitchen.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46737_130727201014LivingRoom.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46741_130727201145Rockery.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46742_130727201216Patio.jpg

:up:

Fuzzlechan
28th Jul 2013, 1:35 AM
So I just read that we're allowed to post a second entry... Is posting multiple entries and asking that they not be officially judged allowed? I've been having a ton of fun with this foundation, and was hoping to post some not-for-judging lots up. They would all be in one post, and marked at the top that they're not official entries, just eye candy. xD

QBUILDERZ
28th Jul 2013, 1:41 AM
So I just read that we're allowed to post a second entry... Is posting multiple entries and asking that they not be officially judged allowed? I've been having a ton of fun with this foundation, and was hoping to post some not-for-judging lots up. They would all be in one post, and marked at the top that they're not official entries, just eye candy. xD

Of course! Last contest there were three people who just wanted to join in, but not be scored. Same deal, just make sure you CLEARLY specify the lot you want to enter, and the ones you don't.

BlakeS5678
28th Jul 2013, 3:26 AM
So, a little update for all of you. :up:

I've got fourteen scored already, ready to go. So, I'm getting close to halfway done, unless a considerable amount of more people join, so things are starting to look good. I'm hoping to get the rest of the scores done tomorrow, seeing as I have nothing to do. Since I have until August fifth I think I'll be able to give all of you some pretty decently sized comments.

Unfortunately, starting the 29th I will have to start working on the Sims 2 Build-A-Business challenge, which I already committed to way earlier this summer. So, my judge duties will take a backseat for a couple days.

So, that's my schedule. You know, if anybody cares... :giggler:

ReyaD
28th Jul 2013, 3:41 AM
Waaait. Did I dream it or are we allowed to edit posts? Because I just realized I'm missing a pretty important shot.

BlakeS5678
28th Jul 2013, 3:43 AM
Waaait. Did I dream it or are we allowed to edit posts? Because I just realized I'm missing a pretty important shot.

You can edit any posts you want until up to the deadline. :) In fact, even if you wanted to completely scrap your idea and do something entirely different that would be allowed .

Thranduil Oropherion
28th Jul 2013, 3:46 AM
Waaait. Did I dream it or are we allowed to edit posts? Because I just realized I'm missing a pretty important shot.

yeah me too I completely more or less re-shot mine. I start getting twitchy and keep messing about with it, and probably will until the last moment :blink:

*le sigh*

I suppose what Reya is getting at is we would worry about being judged before we had absolutely, totally and utterly finished messing about with our lots :bunny: Cos we are a community of natural born fiddlers to the end!

*guilty as charged*

BlakeS5678
28th Jul 2013, 4:00 AM
Well, technically we're not even supposed to start scoring until the end of the round. But, you can understand how overwhelming that could be, plus you can get the scores I know you're just dying for, sooner.

How about this, would you prefer I wait to score both of your lots until the end of the round so you can make as many changes as you like? I think I did fairycake's but I wouldn't mind redoing it if you want to re-shoot again. I don't think I got to ReyaD's yet, so you're fine.

ReyaD
28th Jul 2013, 4:51 AM
Nah I just realized I forgot to add an overheard shot of the roof. It'll take two minutes to put it but I've been out all day. I just had a mini heart attack is all. Thank you very much for going out of your way for us. That means a lot to me : )

ETA: Photo has been added in, and I also put a note on the bottom of my post saying when and what I edited. Thanks for making editing an option.

xeaudo
28th Jul 2013, 5:25 AM
After reading through all the threads, I fully understand the requirement about not expanding outdoor living space, but still being able to add outdoor features such as gazebos. What about a fishing dock? I have been building a beach house in my head all summer and now finally have some time to build one. This contest would require me to actually finish a lot I start. It would be a no-frills straight shot 2xn dock out the back with no roof--nothing but a dock. Well, that's if I can fit this foundation on Isla Paradiso.

EDIT
nvm...the lots that would allow for a dock won't work with this foundation.

Thranduil Oropherion
28th Jul 2013, 5:26 AM
How about this, would you prefer I wait to score both of your lots until the end of the round so you can make as many changes as you like? I think I did fairycake's but I wouldn't mind redoing it if you want to re-shoot again. I don't think I got to ReyaD's yet, so you're fine.

I appreciate your offer! And thanks for your time and patience.

AdonisPluto
28th Jul 2013, 6:07 AM
Wow Wow 33 entries. Am lost of words. Hope to see more before the deadline

Menaceman44
28th Jul 2013, 2:33 PM
There will be at least one more! I finally started working on my entry. I haven't a clue what I'm aiming for as I'm just building and altering as I go. So far I have only really focussed on the entry porch.

QBUILDERZ
28th Jul 2013, 3:11 PM
Yes, for those worried about the score sheet being passed out to the judges, do not fret! There were two judges who didn't want to get bombarded with 30 (potentially 40) lots to judge at the end of the round. Since I can see where they are coming from with their concern, I have made them promise to not finalize their scores until the deadline. If you change your post / decide to enter a different lot / etc. They will go back through and re-score you :)

dreamfoil
28th Jul 2013, 4:57 PM
This means no over hangs for more space and no
adding basements. However, you are permitted to add a shed, car ports, garages, etc. and attach them to the lot as long as
they don’t add more livable space. For example, garages can only be used to house cars, not store an extra bed.

Does a washing machine outside of the house count as more livable space?

Yogi-Tea
28th Jul 2013, 5:00 PM
The canary House (No CC)

A few months ago Kate and Will moved to Appaloosa Plains to live in the house that had passed on to Will after his grandmother had died at old age. The house was a bit shabby and furnished rather old-fashioned. Kate and Will have worked hard to give the house a more modern look. They kept some of grandma's old stuff because they ran out of money and could no longer afford to buy everything new.

Will's grandmother loved lantanas and so this flowering plant could be found all over in the garden. The couple decided to share all the work and so Will worked in the garden while Kate tried to make the house look nicer.

Much to Will's horror Kate had chosen an "eye-blinding" colour for the house's wall covering. He thought it looked as yellow as a canary bird. Kate, however, explained to him that this IKEA color was the only color that had a reduced price and an additional discount when bought in large quantity. Unfortunately the paint buckets were nonreturnable and so they had to keep it, due to their low budget.

Making of...

I wanted to change as little from the original Round 1 lot as possible. I kept all the plants (at their original location) and just added a few more. I did not remove any of the terrain paint, I just added the pathway and a little dirt under the chairs, the grill and the fireplace and the clothesline. I also kept the flooring on the foundation and just changed the color to make it fit to each room.

Since this is a challenge I didn't use a regular staircase and build it in two parts (don't remember how this is called in English). Even though I have done so in the past I still feel I'm not good at it so I welcome this foundation challenge to improve my skills. :) http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46794_130728103813x1.jpg

Front/Back shots & Floorplans:
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46782_13072810315101-front.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46795_130728103845x2.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46783_13072810322102-back.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46784_13072810323903-backyard.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46785_13072810325604-top.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46786_13072810331905-firstfloor.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46787_13072810333806-secondfloor.jpg

Extra shots:
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46788_13072810353907-living.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46789_13072810355708-corridor.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46790_13072810361509-dining.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46791_13072810363310-stairway.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46792_13072810365411-fireplace.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46793_13072810371212-bedroom.jpg
Lot Price:
Furnished: 70,963 §
Unfurnished: 47,360 §

Lot Placement:
The house was built at 67, Rachelle Lane in Appaloosa Plains.

Rooms:
The house is suitable for a couple and includes the following rooms


bedroom with a double bed, mirror, dresser, balcony and en-suite bathroom (2nd floor)
reading corner with fireplace (2nd floor)
living room with tv, game simulator and radio
dining room with fireplace
kitchen with basic kitchen equipment, food processor and dishwasher
extra guest bathroom
stairway (room) with washing machine, clothing hamper and dresser

The house also has a nice outdoor grill area, moveable fireplace and a clothesline at the rear side of the house.
Cheats used & Requirements:

Cheats used: Buydebug, Moveobjects and ConstrainFloorElevation

No Custom Content and no Store Items were used to build this house.

Requires The Sims 3 Base Game, Ambitions, Supernatural, University and Island Paradise to show up as seen on pictures.

Built/Saved/Playtested with Game Version 1.55

QBUILDERZ
28th Jul 2013, 5:00 PM
Does a washing machine outside of the house count as more livable space?

Again, it depends. You can't build a "laundry room" outside of the house, but you could plunk one down a patio and that'd be fine. AdonisPluto has counters outside, but that is fine because he didn't built around it. Same deal :)

quileutegirl
28th Jul 2013, 5:09 PM
Name: Tiny Tudor Farmhouse

I had what seems like a million problems with getting the lot into my game, but i'm pretty sure i recreated the foundation and positioning perfectly, let me know if anything is wrong please :)
Some of these photos may look really strange, that's because i'm terrible at taking them, sorry about that. I hope they show the house off well enough as i'm really proud of it!



Anna has always wanted her own farm, but never thought that could be a reality, so when she spotted a ruined Tudor farmhouse up for sale she jumped at the chance to renovate it into her dream home. Years later and she's running the house as a 'farm', well at least, she grows fruit and veg in the garden, and though it may not look like much to other sims, she's living in her own little piece of paradise.





Front
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46797_130728110415Front.jpg

Back
(apologies for the strange angle, because of the tree's and landscaping at the back of the house it was difficult to get a decent picture)
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46803_130728112552back2.jpg

Floor1
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46800_130728110647floor1.jpg

Floor2
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46801_130728110832floor2.jpg

Attic
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46802_130728110857attic.jpg





Kitchen
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46804_130728113630extra3.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46805_130728113937extra4.jpg

Living room
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46806_130728114108extra5.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46807_130728114211extra6.jpg

Bathroom
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46808_130728114425extra7.jpg





Landing
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46809_130728114644extra8.jpg

Bedroom
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46810_130728114801extra12.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46811_130728114854extra13.jpg

En suite
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46813_130728115031extra14.jpg

Spare room
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46812_130728114944extra10.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46814_130728115104extra11.jpg





http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46815_130728115331extra15.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46817_130728115450extra16.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46818_130728115634extra17.jpg



Ooooooooh, my first competition entry ever! I'm excited and nervous all at the same time, lol. I've seen the entries so far and they look amazing, well done & good luck to everyone :)

dreamfoil
28th Jul 2013, 5:11 PM
Again, it depends. You can't build a "laundry room" outside of the house, but you could plunk one down a patio and that'd be fine. AdonisPluto has counters outside, but that is fine because he didn't built around it. Same deal :)

That's great. I dumped it in the awkward corner of the foundation with some overgrown bushes :)

Yogi-Tea
28th Jul 2013, 5:38 PM
I know that we are not allowed to change the foundation in any way, however, I'm still unsure about the terrain. I thought we are also not allowed to change the terrain (e.g. raise or lower it) and/or to add a pond (since this lowers the terrain, too). Now that I had a look at the other entries I'm confused as what is right or wrong.

Ponds allowed, yes or no?
Raise/lower terrain allowed, yes or no?

If we are allowed to I'd like to make use of it... at least from next round on...

QBUILDERZ
28th Jul 2013, 5:46 PM
You can change the terrain, provided it doesn't change the foundation height.

Ponds = Yes
Ponds along a foundation = No

Diwtay
28th Jul 2013, 6:16 PM
*pokes pokes* You should upload your house onto the exchange armiel :lovestruc

naiyasfury
28th Jul 2013, 8:54 PM
Qbie, I have a few questions before I finish up my round for posting.

1. How do you feel about CC that used to be pay, but is now free. Specifically the items on TSR that say "now free"?

2. Do the pictures of the front and back of the house have to be straight on or can they be shot at an angle?

~Thanks ^^b

QBUILDERZ
28th Jul 2013, 9:08 PM
Qbie, I have a few questions before I finish up my round for posting.

1. How do you feel about CC that used to be pay, but is now free. Specifically the items on TSR that say "now free"?

2. Do the pictures of the front and back of the house have to be straight on or can they be shot at an angle?

~Thanks ^^b

1 -- That is fine! It is purely selfish reasoning behind no pay CC. I just don't like it is all :P If it is now free, then that is all cool!

2 -- Be artsy with it! Whatever you'd like, just as long as we can see it :)

morgaroni
28th Jul 2013, 10:36 PM
This can't be a serious question?
MTS does NOT support the illegal acquisition of store content. If you paid for it, use it. If not, substitute it for an item that came with either base, stuff or expansion packs. Simple.

In saying that, if you're just referring to the limited number of free store items that they give away via the official site, go ahead and use those. :)


Oh, so sorry. Yeah, I was talking about free store from the site. (aka. that they give away). But never mind, I changed my plan. Thanks so much!

HugeLunatic
28th Jul 2013, 10:43 PM
1 -- That is fine! It is purely selfish reasoning behind no pay CC. I just don't like it is all :P If it is now free, then that is all cool!


I'd like to point out that this is most likely in contrast of the Creator Guidelines for upload to MTS. So keep that in mind if you intend to upload (some already have).

QBUILDERZ
28th Jul 2013, 10:49 PM
I'd like to point out that this is most likely in contrast of the Creator Guidelines for upload to MTS. So keep that in mind if you intend to upload (some already have).

Yes, make sure that if you're going to upload your lots that you guys bone up on your submission rules. My contest isn't set to the standard of the queue :)

naiyasfury
29th Jul 2013, 1:32 AM
Here is my entry for Round 1, I like to call it "Suburban Pride"


Be the talk of your neighbourhood with this 2-story beauty. Suburban Pride features a spacious floor plan fit for a family of four if the kiddo's don't mind sharing a room! The floor plan is a pretty standard layout with the downstairs featuring a large living area, an eat in kitchen, a laundry/mudroom, a half bath, and a small study nook nestled under the stairs.

The second story features two bedrooms, a master and guest/child bedroom, each room having their own bathroom.

The flower beds in front and the small vegetable and herb garden in back are a real find for the gardening enthusiast. You can relax on a warm evening on the covered porch, or host a barbeque for the neighbours in the backyard on a sunny summer afternoon. The previous owners built a single car detached garage, that can be used to store your car, or as a shop if there's a handysim in the family.

All in all, this home is a real steal! Coming in at $55,680 fully furnished, and $31,270 with just plumbing and appliances.



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My thanks goes to these wonderful creators for their part in my entry

LunaSims (http://lunasimslulamai.jimdo.com/)
ATS3 (http://www.aroundthesims3.com/)
Lpvinyl21 (http://www.blackpearlsims.com/downloads.php?do=cat&id=197)
SinKitty (http://www.digitalperversion.net/gardenofshadows/index.php?topic=28097.0)
SimplyKitsch (http://simplykitsch.tumblr.com/)
Gosik (http://www.thesimsresource.com/artists/Gosik/)
Inge (http://www.den.simlogical.com/denforum/index.php?board=15.0)
Aikea Guinea (http://club-crimsyn.dreamwidth.org/)
mutske (http://www.thesimsresource.com/artists/Mutske/)
Cemre (http://www.thesimsresource.com/artists/cemre/)
MangoSims (http://mangosims2.free.fr/)
lemonjelly (http://lemonjelly.dreamwidth.org/)
awesims (http://awesims.sixty-ten.net/)
Sim_Man123 (http://www.thesimsresource.com/artists/sim_man123/)
RepulsivelyDesirous (http://sims3graveyard.com/download.html) (retired creator)
Buhudain (http://mahamudosim3.blogspot.tw/2012/11/environtment-lighting-v12.html)
Marky Boy (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=2827514)
kitkat (http://kitkatssimporium.webs.com/)
BlackGarden (http://www.thesimsresource.com/artists/BlackGarden/downloads/details/category/sims3/id/979697/)
simsinspring (http://simsinspring.blogspot.com/)
Porphyria (http://vicariouslivingsims.wordpress.com/)
Woe (http://landofwoe.simvalley-realestate.com/)
misukisu (http://virtualartisan.blogspot.com/)
seemyu (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=4040578)
hugelunatic (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=368179)
cmomoeny (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=2545457)
lisen801 (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=105276)
orangemittens (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=59876)
heaven (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=2650007)
granthes (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=3590828)
newshoes (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7161451)
qbuilderz (http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=1155044)
and me ^^

**Double checked that I have free content from the sites that also host pay content**

dreamfoil
29th Jul 2013, 7:47 AM
QBUILDERZ, thank you for the challenge. :)

I know I'll be losing points for not using split level stairs, but I liked this floorplan and didn't want CFE to warp the dirty brick pattern. Only hope I did the roof correctly.

Middle Of Nowhere
Set in Lucky Palms on the now dry lake bed sits a solitary house. Constantly beaten by harsh winds and burned by the sun, the home contuines to stand unbroken by it's foes. Perfect home for someone who doesn't wish to be disturbed by in-laws, psycho-ex's and meddlesome neighbours.
The home is in great condition just needs a new coat of paint, some weeding and a good dusting off!

CC Used
Curtain Height Adjustment (http://www.modthesims.info/d/427026) by granthes
Remove stencils (http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=478307) by velocitygrass
Column (http://www.thesimsresource.com/downloads/details/category/sims3-objects-buildmode-columns/title/syl-zen-paradise-column-2/id/956542/) by eryt96
Shutters (http://www.thesimsresource.com/artists/Angela/downloads/details/category/sims3/id/941006/) by angela

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/48438_130821092213MiddleOfNowhere-Front.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/48437_130821092151MiddleOfNowhere-Back.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/48439_130821092238MiddleOfNowhere-Side1.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/48440_130821092305MiddleOfNowhere-Side2.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/48441_130821092325MiddleOfNowhere-Floor1.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/48442_130821092348MiddleOfNowhere-Floor2.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/48443_130821092409MiddleOfNowhere-Floor3.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/48444_130821092427MiddleOfNowhere-Floor4.jpg


http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/48445_130821092446MiddleOfNowhere-Extra1.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/48446_130821092536MiddleOfNowhere-Extra2.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/48447_130821092552MiddleOfNowhere-Extra3.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/48448_130821092611MiddleOfNowhere-Extra4.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/48449_130821092629MiddleOfNowhere-Extra5.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/48450_130821092648MiddleOfNowhere-Extra6.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/48451_130821092721MiddleOfNowhere-Extra8.jpg

TVRdesigns
29th Jul 2013, 7:50 AM
I know I'll be losing points for not using split level stairs


You won't lose any points at all for not using split-level stairs. Some people cannot use CFE (Not saying you can't), so we try and limit the rules of the contest to allow them to take part as well.

poundingheart
29th Jul 2013, 8:46 AM
This Cottage is for a couple or a single Sim wanting to live a quiet life in Sunset Valley and who would enjoy unwinding by the pond or sitting under the tree after a hard day at work or play.


Front
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f90/poundingheart63/Screenshot-2.jpg
side
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f90/poundingheart63/Screenshot-8.jpg
back
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f90/poundingheart63/Screenshot-4.jpg
pond side
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f90/poundingheart63/Screenshot-3.jpg
1st floor
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f90/poundingheart63/Screenshot-6.jpg
ground floor
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f90/poundingheart63/Screenshot-7.jpg

Extras

Bedroom
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f90/poundingheart63/Screenshot-9.jpg
Study Area
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f90/poundingheart63/Screenshot-10.jpg
Dressing Area
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f90/poundingheart63/Screenshot-11.jpg
Lounge and Dining Area
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f90/poundingheart63/Screenshot-12.jpg
Kitchen
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f90/poundingheart63/Screenshot-13.jpg
Entrance and Music area
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f90/poundingheart63/Screenshot-14.jpg

Lot Info

Built on a 30x20 lot
furnished $118,908
unfurnished $45,193
No CC was used as I have none installed.

Thank you.

Sunnaie
29th Jul 2013, 9:23 AM
First time I have decided to try and join anything with building... I'm not very good, I rarely build houses for my Sims, I usually just download other peoples or have a box haha~
There is a couple things that are not properly routed; the hamper in the 2F bathroom, the chair in the 2F bedroom with the plants sitting on it and the chair in the 2F hallway with the plant sitting on it.
Kind of Photo Heavy... got carried away~

Edit: noticed second floor plan was actually first floor o.o;

A little back info about Sunny Side Up!
This two bedroom, two bathroom may had a bit of a price tag at 82,257 Simoleon Fully Furnished or 38,010 Simoleon Unfurnished but its a perfect place for a small family or friends willing to split the price that are looking to relocate to the beach of Isla Paradiso. Its semi-open floor plan lets light easily to flow through the rooms, offering many views of the sea and opening the windows fills the house with the wonderful scent of the ocean. There's nothing better than to relax in the sun in front of the wonderful view of the ocean, except maybe your laundry scented by the ocean naturally (who needs artificial smell from a dryer sheets when you can hang them on the line!...sure it takes longer and you have to be careful of the wind blowing sand..but why are you thinking about that!).


Required:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/FrontView_zps6f808a80.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/BackView_zps9b86ddae.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/1F_zps37d5bd71.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/2F_zpsb2fc324a.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/3F_zpsfee407f0.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/RightSide_zps7c72dde4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/LeftSide_zps353b971a.jpg


Extra:

Outdoor Extras:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/Smallhillinfrontofhouse_zps960dd2b3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/LoungeChairView_zpse39ca3db.jpg

First Floor Extra:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/FrontDoorView_zpscd380407.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/1fStairsView_zps3563d104.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/Livingroom_zpsc2074909.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/Kitchen_zps5745bb47.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/KitchenTableView_zpsec1fd770.jpg

Second Floor Extras:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/2FStairsView_zps6bc5c6ec.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/ViewfromPiano_zpsf35d3ae8.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/2FKitchenView_zps75a9cac9.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/2FBath_zps3b907f5e.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/2FBedroom_zps515ebc76.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/SFBelcony_zpsebd80833.jpg

Third Floor Extras:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/MBrViewfromDoor_zpsc857d84d.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/ViewfromBeconyDoor_zps320b1e53.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/MorningView_zpsdde02cb1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/MBrBelcony_zps532f9d38.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/LilRye/Sims%203%20House%20Challenge/MBath_zps31af1bc6.jpg



Custom Content ~ All Free. (x.x looks like so much in text)

Angela:
~Arezzo Bathroom: Bathroom Sink, Mirror
Armiel:
~ Build Set DIY: Basic Column 4
~ Traditional Piano
~ Landscaping Tutorials ( would be lost without them)
Asia!:
~ asiacurtainset01
Cmomoney:
~ Shelf Clutter Pack: SeaShell, Snowglobe, Picture Frame, Plant,
~ Animated Modern Ceiling Fan
Granthes:
~ OMSP (would be lost without it)
Kithri:
~ Grammaw's Cookie Jar
Lbvamp:
~ Starfish, Beach Views (paintings)
LilyOfTheValley:
~ Kitchen Decal with Mugs 1
Marcorse:
~ Splotchy Florals, Lily basket (paintings)
Morphead:
~ More Animated Ceiling Fans (Grandma's Old Fashioned Ceiling Fan)
Playful:
~ Natural Oak Walls
Pralinesims:
~ Cottage Roof IV
Purplepaws:
~ TS2 -> TS3 - BV Souvenirs and Collectables: Starfish, Palm Tree, Pirate Chest
~ Pattern Pack 1: Comfy (small)
~ Carpet Love - 8 Essential Styles: Berber
Riccinumbers:
~ Ploxine: Master Suite Mirror
Sasilia:
~ Newport: Livingroom Light
~ Outdoor Havana: Hanging Bench, Pillow02, Pillow
Shakeshaft:
~ Richmond Bedroom: Double Bed, Bedroom Prints, Bedroom Fringe Rug
~ Richmond Cozy Corner: Woven Edge Rug, Cozy Cushion,Clam, Conch, Starfish
~ Richmond Veranda: Coffee Set, Coffee Table, Cushion, Sofa, Love Seat, Magazines,EndTable
~ Simple Patio Set: Daffodil Planter,Lily Patio Pot
~ Adina DiningFruitBowl
~ AvelineFruitBowl
Trustime:
~ Aline Build Set
VitaSims3:
~ Rattan Outdoor Set: Canapy, Lounge, EndTable, Juice

armiel
29th Jul 2013, 11:03 AM
Sunnaie, very cute lot!

Some of your required, and other pics too are missing the img-tags and thus show up as links only. You might wanna edit those, so we can see all the prettyness! :)

naiyasfury
29th Jul 2013, 7:34 PM
QBUILDERZ, thank you for the challenge. :)
I know I'll be losing points for not using split level stairs, but I liked this floorplan and didn't want CFE to warp the dirty brick pattern. Only hope I did the roof correctly.


If you ever want to use split level stairs but don't want to warp the walls with CFE, might I suggest Inge and Gosik's scripted split level stairs. You can snag them at Simlogical :D. I used them in my entry ^^b

Sunnaie
29th Jul 2013, 9:01 PM
Sunnaie, very cute lot!

Some of your required, and other pics too are missing the img-tags and thus show up as links only. You might wanna edit those, so we can see all the prettyness! :)


oops! I didn't even notice that, thank you for telling me!

I believe they are all fixed :)

Menaceman44
29th Jul 2013, 11:36 PM
My game hates me! Twice it's crashed or glitched out while I've been trying to work on this entry making me lose work. I've not even finished the ground floor yet!

Sunnaie
30th Jul 2013, 12:22 AM
My game hates me! Twice it's crashed or glitched out while I've been trying to work on this entry making me lose work. I've not even finished the ground floor yet!

I feel your pain, I had that happen to me for a couple days in a row. >_<

lsteffensimlady
30th Jul 2013, 12:26 AM
Can we add store content that we purchased? I hope so. Please let me know. Thank you.

Thranduil Oropherion
30th Jul 2013, 12:44 AM
Can we add store content that we purchased? I hope so. Please let me know. Thank you.

Here is the rule about content and yes, you can use store content!

Custom Content
o Is allowed as long as it is free or store content. NO PAY CONTENT.
o MTS encourages the creation and use of CC, but everyone deserves their credit. You don't have to list each bit of CC,
just the creators that made it so they get their work highlighted.

lsteffensimlady
30th Jul 2013, 1:16 AM
Thank you fairycake89! :)

lsteffensimlady
30th Jul 2013, 1:33 AM
Hi all, I have another question. I have never uploaded to this site before. I have read the instructions on how to insert my photos into the post, but it isn't working. :( I am using the right code that is listed in the help pages. Can someone help me please? Thank you so much.

Annabel Lee
30th Jul 2013, 1:50 AM
When typing your your reply, highlight the typed hosted image link (left click & drag over it) and click the image icon above the post box. This should auto-place the image tags around your link.
So that your picture shows properly, make sure that your url link ends in .jpg or whatever format the picture is. ;)

lsteffensimlady
30th Jul 2013, 1:55 AM
Hi PlayinSafe, I did what you stated, but my image does not show in the preview. I am pulling pics off of my C: drive. Do I have to do that differently?

ButchSims
30th Jul 2013, 2:06 AM
Hi PlayinSafe, I did what you stated, but my image does not show in the preview. I am pulling pics off of my C: drive. Do I have to do that differently?You first need to upload your pics to a hosting site, like photobucket or tinypic. read the first post in this thread (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=330419) to see how to do that.

lsteffensimlady
30th Jul 2013, 2:19 AM
You first need to upload your pics to a hosting site, like photobucket or tinypic. read the first post in this thread (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=330419) to see how to do that.

Thank you so much! :)

lsteffensimlady
30th Jul 2013, 3:54 AM
In Aurora Skies, a small country home sits on a quiet street. It is an ideal home for this mother and her twin boys in hiding.
The complete opposite of where they came from. He will never find them here. The two story, two bedroom, 1.5 bath home with laundry room, is the perfect hiding place. The home features an abundance of trees for privacy and is completely fenced in. There is a secret bookcase door on the second floor that leads to a small attic in the off chance that you need a "bug-out" room. The two bedrooms are a little small, but fully functional. A half bath on the first floor allows for guests to not need to invade private space of bedrooms on the second floor. The master bedroom has a private terrace with a great view of the sunset in the evenings. This home is perfect for the single mother in the family oriented town of loyal community members.
Hopefully, this mother can keep her children in hiding and continue their life without him finding them.

Custom Content: (all are free)
Flowers lining driveway: sim_man123 @ The Sims Resource
Candle Holders: pocci_Luella
Wood Rack: deeiutzar @ The Sims Resource
Pictures: stfotduo.simstratsos.com
Windmill Art Picture: Jacob van Ruisdal
Picture Frames: MM_Rose_Livingroom_Frames
Pillows on Floor & Saran Painting: Mutske @ The Sims Resource
Fruitbowl: AnoeskaB
Eyeglasses, Schoolbag, & hairbrush: AroundTheSims3
Mug Tree: DOT @ The Sims Resource
Aveline Storage Jars & Square Prints Art: shakeshaft @ The Sims Resource
High Chair: Kyta1702 @ The Sims Resource
Storage Box: Luna Sims

Required Photos:

Front Day View 1
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/OutsideFront2_zps318e0d62.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/OutsideFront2_zps318e0d62.jpg.html)

Front Day View 2
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/OutsideFront_zpsef3b3851.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/OutsideFront_zpsef3b3851.jpg.html)

Back Day
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/Outside-Back_zps851dfebe.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/Outside-Back_zps851dfebe.jpg.html)

Floorplan Roof
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/Floorplan-Top_zpsf1f33095.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/Floorplan-Top_zpsf1f33095.jpg.html)

Floorplan Secret Attic
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/Floorplan-SecretAttic_zps847473ed.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/Floorplan-SecretAttic_zps847473ed.jpg.html)

Floorplan Floor 2
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/Floor2_zps7e546c4a.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/Floor2_zps7e546c4a.jpg.html)

Floorplan Floor 1
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/Floor1_zpscdd99b4b.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/Floor1_zpscdd99b4b.jpg.html)

Floorplan Ground
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/FloorPlan-Ground_zpse7303432.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/FloorPlan-Ground_zpse7303432.jpg.html)

Bonus Photos:

Parking Spot & Front Porch
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/ParkingSpotAndFrontPorch_zpsdea69fa8.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/ParkingSpotAndFrontPorch_zpsdea69fa8.jpg.html)

Right Side Yard and Playground
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/RightYardAndPlayground_zps786d11da.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/RightYardAndPlayground_zps786d11da.jpg.html)

Right Side of Home
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/Outside-Right_zps3693a9bc.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/Outside-Right_zps3693a9bc.jpg.html)

Left Side of Home
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/Outside-Left_zps161f2392.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/Outside-Left_zps161f2392.jpg.html)

Left Side CloseUp, Garbage Area
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/LeftYard-Front_zps60863198.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/LeftYard-Front_zps60863198.jpg.html)

Left Side Utilities Area
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/Screenshot_zpse4f0f156.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/Screenshot_zpse4f0f156.jpg.html)

Playground
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/PlayGround_zps75cb22a3.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/PlayGround_zps75cb22a3.jpg.html)

Front at Night
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/OutsideFrontNight_zpsf3b8ef26.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/OutsideFrontNight_zpsf3b8ef26.jpg.html)

Back at Night
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/OutsideLeftNight_zpsf917ad4d.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/OutsideLeftNight_zpsf917ad4d.jpg.html)

Utility Room
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/UtilityRoom_zps92240fdf.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/UtilityRoom_zps92240fdf.jpg.html)

Computer Corner
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/ComputerCorner_zps55f09046.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/ComputerCorner_zps55f09046.jpg.html)

Living Room
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/LivingRoom_zps2a221216.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/LivingRoom_zps2a221216.jpg.html)

http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/LivingRoomKidsArea_zps9a8a9450.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/LivingRoomKidsArea_zps9a8a9450.jpg.html)

Dining Room
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/DiningArea_zps9a582fcb.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/DiningArea_zps9a582fcb.jpg.html)

Downstairs Half Bath
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/EnteringDownstairsBath2_zpsf50d206e.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/EnteringDownstairsBath2_zpsf50d206e.jpg.html)

http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/DownstairsBath_zps1299690f.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/DownstairsBath_zps1299690f.jpg.html)

Kitchen
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/Kitchen_zps8a2698af.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/Kitchen_zps8a2698af.jpg.html)

Back Deck
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/BackDeck_zpsdc1ce5ed.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/BackDeck_zpsdc1ce5ed.jpg.html)

The stairs work
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/SpiralStaircaseWorks2_zps0232779f.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/SpiralStaircaseWorks2_zps0232779f.jpg.html)

Upstairs Loft
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/UpstairsLoft_zps1478d5eb.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/UpstairsLoft_zps1478d5eb.jpg.html)

Upstairs Full Bath (the tub works)
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/UpstairsBathtubWorks_zpsb5bacaf9.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/UpstairsBathtubWorks_zpsb5bacaf9.jpg.html)

Bedroom 1
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/Bedroom1_zps668cb601.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/Bedroom1_zps668cb601.jpg.html)

Bedroom 2
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/Bedroom1and2_zpsa564c673.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/Bedroom1and2_zpsa564c673.jpg.html)

Bedroom 2 Dresser in Closet works
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/MasterClosetDresserWorks_zpsa2788757.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/MasterClosetDresserWorks_zpsa2788757.jpg.html)

Bedroom 2 Terrace
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/MasterBedroomTerrace_zps458a0356.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/MasterBedroomTerrace_zps458a0356.jpg.html)

Secret Attic Entrance (Staircase works)
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/SecretAtticEntrance_zpsdef525c4.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/SecretAtticEntrance_zpsdef525c4.jpg.html)

http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/UsingSecretAtticLadder_zpseb7886a8.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/UsingSecretAtticLadder_zpseb7886a8.jpg.html)

Secret Attic
http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p794/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/EnteringSecretAttic_zpsc99f85de.jpg (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Elizabeth_Berg_Steffen/media/EnteringSecretAttic_zpsc99f85de.jpg.html)

Thank you so much for your consideration of my submission. :)

Thranduil Oropherion
30th Jul 2013, 5:12 AM
lsteffensimlady - your house looks so homely, I love it!

AdonisPluto
30th Jul 2013, 5:46 AM
My game hates me! Twice it's crashed or glitched out while I've been trying to work on this entry making me lose work. I've not even finished the ground floor yet!

I feel you. It has happened to me a number of times. When you think you have done much and you are about to save, the foolish game crashes and you are left if misery. I wonder why Ea did not make the save like in TS2. Any bes of luck in the building. Hope the game does not crash again because it would be good having your entry to the contest.

dreamfoil
30th Jul 2013, 11:42 AM
You won't lose any points at all for not using split-level stairs. Some people cannot use CFE (Not saying you can't), so we try and limit the rules of the contest to allow them to take part as well.
Good to know. It really is great so many people have entered.

If you ever want to use split level stairs but don't want to warp the walls with CFE, might I suggest Inge and Gosik's scripted split level stairs. You can snag them at Simlogical :D. I used them in my entry ^^b
I do have them but I'd prefer to limit the amount of CC used to make it more of a challenge. And they didn't suit the look or floorplan I wanted. But thank you for the reminder :)

klf1
30th Jul 2013, 1:13 PM
This is my first contest and my first ever share on MTS, fingers crossed you don't all hate it. :) I decided to enter twice for the fun of it and because I couldn't pick between my entries.(my first coded post too, fingers crossed)

This is the first entry, The Border Hoose. Set in the Scottish Highlands, bordering a wood, is a renovated 2 story wee croft. Hope you enjoy.

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46913_130730070652Screenshot-107.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46914_130730070738Screenshot-109.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46915_130730070821Screenshot-111.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46916_130730070859Screenshot-110.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46917_130730070932Screenshot-112.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46971_130730111216Screenshot.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46918_130730071353Screenshot-103.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46919_130730071430Screenshot-104.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46920_130730071513Screenshot-105.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46921_130730071539Screenshot-106.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46974_130730111525Screenshot-8.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46922_130730071718Screenshot-130.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46923_130730071750Screenshot-132.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46924_130730071903Screenshot-134.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46925_130730071932Screenshot-135.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46926_130730072036Screenshot-136.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46927_130730072106Screenshot-137.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46980_130730112123Screenshot-4.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46981_130730112149Screenshot-5.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46928_130730072215Screenshot-49.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46972_130730111324Screenshot-3.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46973_130730111435Screenshot-7.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46929_130730072243Screenshot-118.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46930_130730072349Screenshot-53.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46931_130730072418Screenshot-120.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46932_130730072443Screenshot-54.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46975_130730111813Screenshot-6.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46976_130730111838Screenshot-56.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46977_130730111901Screenshot-58.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46978_130730111926Screenshot-123.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46933_130730072558Screenshot-133.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46934_130730072657Screenshot-126.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46935_130730072727Screenshot-125.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46936_130730072804Screenshot-114.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46979_130730112012Screenshot-2.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46939_130730081028Untitled.png

2bed, 2bath, separate living, dining and kitchen areas. Small office and small veranda. Seating in the woods in the form of fallen logs. BBq on back patio, seating under canopy and around front of house near garden

Moveobjects, disablesnapping with Alt, Buzz_BuildBuyRestrictionChoker, Lovejoyriteia_UnlockedLandmarks-SN

World Adventures, High End Loft Stuff, Ambitions,Fast Lane Stuff, Outdoor Living Stuff, Town Life Stuff, Pets, Diesel Stuff, Supernatural, Seasons, Island Paradise
Thanks :)
*EDIT, everything is also Fully Playable and accessible, although stair animation is that of Spiral Stairs.

klf1
30th Jul 2013, 2:34 PM
My Second entry due to my indecisiveness is The Designer Dream
It was a choice between garden and a workspace studio and this designer forfeited nature for concrete and career, fear not though, plenty of oxygen due to the population of potted plants placed prominently :giggler: has our fashion stylist overcome by clients visiting their shop/workspace. Hope you likey :)

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46941_130730084604Screenshot-12.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46942_130730084630Screenshot-70.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46943_130730084703Screenshot-71.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46982_130730115254Screenshot.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46945_130730084805Screenshot-15.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46983_130730115336Screenshot-2.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46984_130730115430Screenshot-3.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46946_130730084830Screenshot-98.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46985_130730115524Screenshot-4.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46948_130730084929Screenshot-102.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46949_130730084956Screenshot-101.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46950_130730085024Screenshot-100.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46951_130730085048Screenshot-99.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46952_130730090013Screenshot-91.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46953_130730090149Screenshot-92.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46954_130730090246Screenshot-26.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46955_130730090330Screenshot-90.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46986_130730115616Screenshot-11.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46987_130730115654Screenshot-9.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46956_130730090433Screenshot-28.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46957_130730090502Screenshot-96.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46958_130730090524Screenshot-97.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46959_130730090614Screenshot-94.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46988_130730115737Screenshot-10.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46989_130730115820Screenshot-8.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46960_130730090731Screenshot-85.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46961_130730090819Screenshot-86.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46962_130730090840Screenshot-87.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46963_130730090907Screenshot-89.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46964_130730091029Screenshot-73.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46965_130730091124Screenshot-16.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46966_130730091222Screenshot-81.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46967_130730091258Screenshot-82.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46968_130730091326Screenshot-83.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46969_130730091403Screenshot-84.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46990_130730115858Screenshot-5.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46991_130730115948Screenshot-6.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46992_130730120031Screenshot-13.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46993_130730120100Screenshot-14.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46994_130730120130Screenshot-15.jpg

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46970_130730093319Untitled.png

Split Level Bedsit, Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom/Living area, Upper Patio, Shop/Workroom

Moveobjects, disablesnapping with Alt, Buzz_BuildBuyRestrictionChoker, Lovejoyriteia_UnlockedLandmarks-SN

World Adventures, High End Loft Stuff, Ambitions,Fast Lane Stuff, Outdoor Living Stuff, Town Life Stuff, Pets, Diesel Stuff, Supernatural, Seasons, Island Paradise

Thankyou, everything is accessible and playable :)

lace_and_metal
30th Jul 2013, 4:06 PM
Holy Llamas! There are some amazing houses already available from this contest. Almost too daunting to enter!

*fires up the sims cannon* I'm still going to try. The try part comes from wading through all of the store content I'll need to avoid including.

Good luck and best of skill everyone.

Time to dust of the years (we're talking sims 2 launch) of simply lurking MTS and use it to breathe new life into the game.

I too am having that issue with the house digs itself into the terrain upon placement. I could either use the cheat, or solve the problem by creating the base myself. This sparked a question.

Are we allowed to recreate the exact dimensions of the base?
If so, are we allowed to orient it anywhere in that lot, as long as it's the same 20x30 lot size? By that I mean rotate it or move it to a corner of the lot.

If someone answered this, I admit, I am oblivious at times and apologize.

Kahemeh
30th Jul 2013, 5:45 PM
I have a question about the rule on landscaping and changing the house's foundation height.

When I put the lot onto the builder's island, it appears either in a ditch or on a raised lot like so:
http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b483/kahemeh/Screenshot-35_zps7571316f.jpg

Is it okay to leave the foundation at this raised height (and landscape around it to make it look a bit more natural?)
Or should I lower the ground to make the lot on ground level?
(Or is it up to me as long as the foundation remains flat overall?)

armiel
30th Jul 2013, 7:21 PM
Kahemeh,
you need to place an empty lot to a flat area on the island. There is no way to make it flat if you place it along the mountainside. :)

Kahemeh
30th Jul 2013, 8:38 PM
EDIT: Sorted.

naiyasfury
30th Jul 2013, 9:37 PM
Holy Llamas! There are some amazing houses already available from this contest. Almost too daunting to enter!

*fires up the sims cannon* I'm still going to try. The try part comes from wading through all of the store content I'll need to avoid including.


I'm not sure about your other questions, but official store content IS allowed. See the following which is taken straight from the rules :D


Custom Content
o Is allowed as long as it is free or store content. NO PAY CONTENT.


**I can see how this would be confusing if you don't read it carefully. Yes you do have to pay for the store content, but MTS's official ruling on that is since it's made by the sims 3 dev team it's considered official content, much like a stuff pack or expansion pack would be :D**

TVRdesigns
30th Jul 2013, 9:41 PM
I too am having that issue with the house digs itself into the terrain upon placement. I could either use the cheat, or solve the problem by creating the base myself. This sparked a question. Are we allowed to recreate the exact dimensions of the base? If so, are we allowed to orient it anywhere in that lot, as long as it's the same 20x30 lot size? By that I mean rotate it or move it to a corner of the lot.

You cannot alter its position WITHIN the lot, only the direction the lot is placed in. I suggest building it to the exact specifications via both the size of the foundation AND its position relative to the lot, and then just re-placing it on the orientation you desire, just to be absolutely sure you've got all the numbers and measurements right. :)

The reason we can't allow you to move the foundation is that its where it is specifically for the challenge, and its not really a challenge if they can move the foundation to one side or corner and use the rest of the lot as they see fit. :) Have fun with it though.

Deluxe Designs
30th Jul 2013, 10:56 PM
No.3 Pimlico Drive

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46997_130730175410Outside%201.jpg

A bit about the house:
This is No.3 Pimlico Drive, an art deco themed house situated on the beach front. I chose to do art deco for two reasons; the first is that I love the art deco style, I think it's totally awesome and I want to live in an art deco house. The second reason is because I made an art deco house earlier this year but sadly lost it to a HDD failure, so I was keen to make another one to share with the community!

The inside of the house on the lower floor is very open plan. This is the first time I have used spiral staircases in the game, and I was super excited to design a floor plan that centred around the stairs. I am so used to building and struggling to shove the stairs in somewhere, but I have always thought having a spiral staircase would be a neat centre piece of a home, with the space around it divided by virtue of the stair's placement; so I guess for once I was actually excited about the stairs... how unnatural. Upstairs it features three bedrooms, two of which are single and one double with en-suite, as well as separate bathroom. Outside there is a BBQ patio area and a walkway to the swimming pool. Out front there is a car port, I appreciate that in the photos this isn't connected to the road, but that's my fault for stupid lot placement, I just liked the view. :cry:

I hope that this visually pleases your retinas!

http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46998_130730175442Outside%202.jpg
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/46999_130730175500Outside%204.jpg

Other External Views
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/47000_130730175516Outisde%203.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/47001_130730175533Outside%205.jpg
Birdseye Views
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/47002_130730175547Birdseye%20Lower.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/47003_130730175601Birdseye%20Upper.jpg
Interior Shots
http://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/47004_130730175616Inside%203.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/47005_130730175630Inside%202.jpghttp://www.modyourpanties.com/hosting/47006_130730175644Inside%201.jpg

SatiDelenn
31st Jul 2013, 12:05 AM
I don't post (ever) and I'm having trouble getting the pictures to show up... (in other words I have no idea how to post pictures)

:help:

QBUILDERZ
31st Jul 2013, 12:27 AM
I don't post (ever) and I'm having trouble getting the pictures to show up... (in other words I have no idea how to post pictures)

:help:

Upload your pics to a hosting site
Copy the url
paste the url
at the beginning of the url put IMG inside of brackets
at the end of the url, put /IMG inside brackets

lsteffensimlady
31st Jul 2013, 12:28 AM
I don't post (ever) and I'm having trouble getting the pictures to show up... (in other words I have no idea how to post pictures)

:help:

I had the same issue. Upload your photos to PhotoBucket. See This Thread (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=330419) on how upload to PhotoBucket and grab the link. Then, paste the link into your post.

SatiDelenn
31st Jul 2013, 1:32 AM
Thank you! :)

Sunnaie
31st Jul 2013, 1:54 AM
we can have more than one entry?

SatiDelenn
31st Jul 2013, 1:56 AM
This is the type of home I can see myself living in when I get older. It's also kinda-sorta modeled after my grandmother's house. She always had a TON of flowers surrounding her house. It's simple, open and light. Easy to live in.

Front
http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r725/SatiDelenn/Screenshot_zps898afdfb.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/SatiDelenn/media/Screenshot_zps898afdfb.jpg.html)

Back
http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r725/SatiDelenn/Screenshot-2_zps7e6ca42c.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/SatiDelenn/media/Screenshot-2_zps7e6ca42c.jpg.html)

Floor One
http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r725/SatiDelenn/Screenshot-6_zps90f11375.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/SatiDelenn/media/Screenshot-6_zps90f11375.jpg.html)

Floor Two
http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r725/SatiDelenn/Screenshot-7_zps875624a2.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/SatiDelenn/media/Screenshot-7_zps875624a2.jpg.html)

Roof (to show shape)
http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r725/SatiDelenn/Screenshot-5_zps3d840981.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/SatiDelenn/media/Screenshot-5_zps3d840981.jpg.html)

Extras!!!


Close up of Garden
http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r725/SatiDelenn/Screenshot-8_zps8d859641.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/SatiDelenn/media/Screenshot-8_zps8d859641.jpg.html)

Kitchen/Living/Dining/Study Space (It's the entire first floor :giggler: )

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r725/SatiDelenn/Screenshot-9_zpsaf24f07c.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/SatiDelenn/media/Screenshot-9_zpsaf24f07c.jpg.html)

My Grandma's living room actually has this furniture.

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r725/SatiDelenn/Screenshot-10_zps8700f3a4.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/SatiDelenn/media/Screenshot-10_zps8700f3a4.jpg.html)

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r725/SatiDelenn/Screenshot-11_zps449d7095.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/SatiDelenn/media/Screenshot-11_zps449d7095.jpg.html)

This is in the corner off the kitchen.

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r725/SatiDelenn/Screenshot-12_zps125fbd93.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/SatiDelenn/media/Screenshot-12_zps125fbd93.jpg.html)

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r725/SatiDelenn/Screenshot-13_zpsf6efcd8a.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/SatiDelenn/media/Screenshot-13_zpsf6efcd8a.jpg.html)

Upstairs!

Landing
http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r725/SatiDelenn/Screenshot-14_zps037b4710.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/SatiDelenn/media/Screenshot-14_zps037b4710.jpg.html)

In that picture it's a little hard to see so... Here!
http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r725/SatiDelenn/Screenshot-15_zps7c7c8cb1.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/SatiDelenn/media/Screenshot-15_zps7c7c8cb1.jpg.html)

Bedroom

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r725/SatiDelenn/Screenshot-17_zps425d2ef1.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/SatiDelenn/media/Screenshot-17_zps425d2ef1.jpg.html)

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r725/SatiDelenn/Screenshot-18_zpseb17755b.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/SatiDelenn/media/Screenshot-18_zpseb17755b.jpg.html)

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r725/SatiDelenn/Screenshot-16_zpsbab90de6.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/SatiDelenn/media/Screenshot-16_zpsbab90de6.jpg.html)

Bathroom

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r725/SatiDelenn/Screenshot-20_zps3eb88632.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/SatiDelenn/media/Screenshot-20_zps3eb88632.jpg.html)

There is a tub in there!

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r725/SatiDelenn/Screenshot-21_zps50cc4d8a.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/SatiDelenn/media/Screenshot-21_zps50cc4d8a.jpg.html)


Lastly, the house all lit up a night!

http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r725/SatiDelenn/Screenshot-22_zpse45f2c59.jpg (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/SatiDelenn/media/Screenshot-22_zpse45f2c59.jpg.html)

And thanks everyone who helped me figure out how to post pictures!

lace_and_metal
31st Jul 2013, 4:25 AM
Thanks for the help TVRdesigns and Naiyasfury! I appreciate the clarifications. That makes a lot more content available for staging. Knowing that the position is not an option also makes it far easier to decide on orientation. Inspiration from limitation, in this case. :up:

LucyBorgia
31st Jul 2013, 9:44 AM
In Aurora Skies, a small country home sits on a quiet street. It is an ideal home for this mother and her twin boys in hiding.
The complete opposite of where they came from. He will never find them here. The two story, two bedroom, 1.5 bath home with laundry room, is the perfect hiding place. The home features an abundance of trees for privacy and is completely fenced in. There is a secret bookcase door on the second floor that leads to a small attic in the off chance that you need a "bug-out" room. The two bedrooms are a little small, but fully functional. A half bath on the first floor allows for guests to not need to invade private space of bedrooms on the second floor. The master bedroom has a private terrace with a great view of the sunset in the evenings. This home is perfect for the single mother in the family oriented town of loyal community members.
Hopefully, this mother can keep her children in hiding and continue their life without him finding them.
....


I love your back story and the way you've taken the photos so mum's face isn't clear so she can keep hiding, but I felt so sad when I realised her boys are still babies!

Marbi
31st Jul 2013, 6:47 PM
This is what happened to me when I placed the lot in my game (see pic). I made an exact copy of the lot/foundation and placed that instead. I hope that is OK.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj259/marbimarsian/MTS/Screenshot-11_zpsfb6fed09.jpg (http://s274.photobucket.com/user/marbimarsian/media/MTS/Screenshot-11_zpsfb6fed09.jpg.html)

Menaceman44
31st Jul 2013, 7:13 PM
entering SetImportedTerrainOffset 3.5 into the cheat bar before attempting to place the lot would have fixed it.

Marbi
31st Jul 2013, 8:12 PM
I didn't know about that.

Craggles
31st Jul 2013, 8:53 PM
I am LOVING this competition. I can't wait to show everyone my house, and I've loved seeing how everyone makes totally different things from a set foundation!!

I have a question, if I put a washing machine in an unattached garage, will I get shouted at? Everything else in there is deco/a car, but I was unsure whether a washing machine would be allowed!!

Thaaaanks :D

Dragonstarlady
31st Jul 2013, 9:53 PM
I might not play Sims3, but I just love seeing all the different styles people come up with on the houses in these contests! And I think all of them are beautifully done. No 'rubbish' in the bunch. :D

soulofsilence
1st Aug 2013, 12:32 AM
Hello, here is my entry for the challenge. I hope you all enjoy looking at 'Reflection Pond'.


Maura Carver and Marina Machado have been BFFs since Marina accidentally rode her bike into Maura when they were 8 years old. Since then the two girls have been inseparable and as close as sisters. For college, they both attended the same school and lived in the dorms together. This situation led them to an important discovery. While they loved each other and enjoyed the companionship of their friend, they were not compatible roommates!

Upon graduating, Marina and Maura decided that, while they weren't meant to share the same house, they didn't want to live to far away from each other. The perfect solution? A rundown duplex! The girls were able to pull together their meager savings and buy the duplex. Living in the duplex, Marina was able to decorate her living quarters in the modern style that she loves while Maura kept to a more traditional, cozy style.

It's been a year since they moved in and all the renovations are finally done. Now Maura is focusing on her career as an aspiring artist and Marina is making progress in the local music scene.

About Maura:
Maura grew up in a quaint country house on a horse farm with 7 siblings. Now that she finally has a place of her own she has stuck with a style that is reminiscent of her childhood home. Thankfully though, with such a small apartment, there is no room for her annoying siblings to come and visit!

About Marina: Marina grew up as the only child of a struggling single mother. While Marina never lacked for love, sometimes she wished she was able to have more material possessions. Marina took the opportunity of having her own place to decorate it with all the modern furniture and accessories she could find (and afford). Marina cannot wait until her mother is able to come and visit her to see how well she is doing for herself.




Front:

http://imageshack.com/a/img24/8916/4jyb.jpg


Back:

http://imageshack.com/a/img15/7402/0f0j.jpg


Floorplan:

http://imageshack.com/a/img542/8143/fvk1.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img594/700/f10w.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img10/6572/w0qg.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img442/5015/20xp.jpg





Exterior:
http://imageshack.com/a/img708/7480/rs4s.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img545/6743/lhti.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img834/5994/ytsi.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img856/5364/3qu5.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img821/5543/oxmm.jpg

Maura's side:

http://imageshack.com/a/img15/1986/qd05.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img577/7144/m9cl.jpg

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http://imageshack.com/a/img32/6734/9tye.jpg

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/7519/fmvg.jpg

Marina's side:

http://imageshack.us/a/img836/591/d2n6.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img43/5774/92t3.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img94/1849/lskz.jpg

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http://imageshack.us/a/img28/3779/uonq.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img546/8128/k3v.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img20/134/ty6e.jpg


Marina and Maura, enjoying their home:
http://imageshack.us/a/img801/8914/hcfx.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img196/3601/5uvx.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img194/2343/eb9v.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img809/3125/mtc6.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img21/4561/3xns.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img687/3423/7zmo.jpg

missroxor
1st Aug 2013, 8:35 AM
Mid-Century Mini


Gary Gibson is a small town guy working his way up in the big city. He’s only two rungs from the very top of his career ladder and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to get the coveted head-honcho position. Naturally when you’re playing with the big boys your career performance is ranked less on the amount of paper you can push about a desk and more on how well you can schmooze potential clients into trusting your company with their business. Gary knew he’d get his chance to leave the piles of paper work behind one day and had been researching buzz words and working on his golf swing for years in preparation. He was more than a little surprised though, when his boss informed him that he’d be expected to entertain potential high profile clients at home -old school style– You know, to really make them feel like the company cares about them and isn’t just after their money. Gary thought about his home and his heart sank. You see, he commutes; he lives with his wife and 2.4 kids in a modest little home in a great school district on the outskirts of Starlit Shores. They love their home but the scattered toys on the stairs, sticky table tops and fingerprints on the walls weren’t exactly the sort of things that impressed high profile clients.

The solution? A second home closer to the city – one that’s stylish, grown-up and completely free of kids’ mess! This fun mid-century modern home is practically designed for classy entertaining whether it’s a martini by the pool or three fingers of scotch on the settee. Its tiny footprint and lack of additional bedrooms meant Gary was able to snap it up for a steal and had money left over to hire a professional designer in to kit it out. He can’t be sure if it’s his scintillating company or the scandalous quantities of vintage spirits that are consumed on the property but Gary’s landed every big client he’s ever invited round and the best part? Come the weekend Gary and his wife can drop the kids with the grandparents and spend some –strictly adult- time together in the city! ;)



Required Shots

FRONT:
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/1_Font_zoomin_zps57ee491a.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/1_Font_zoomin_zps57ee491a.jpg.html)
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/2_Font_zoomout_zpsdd852914.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/2_Font_zoomout_zpsdd852914.jpg.html)

PLAN:
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/3_Plan_zoom_zps74c2ccce.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/3_Plan_zoom_zps74c2ccce.jpg.html)
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/4_Plan_zoomout_zps09aad296.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/4_Plan_zoomout_zps09aad296.jpg.html)

SIDE/BACK:
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/5_Back-Side_zpsd5d21271.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/5_Back-Side_zpsd5d21271.jpg.html)
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/6_Back_zps13f1ff8d.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/6_Back_zps13f1ff8d.jpg.html)
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/7_Side_zps022952b3.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/7_Side_zps022952b3.jpg.html)


Bonus Interior Shots

LIVING AREA:
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/8_LivingArea_zps710b31d3.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/8_LivingArea_zps710b31d3.jpg.html)
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/9_DiningArea_zps886d6cfe.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/9_DiningArea_zps886d6cfe.jpg.html)
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/10_DiningArea-kitchen_zps821ebc47.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/10_DiningArea-kitchen_zps821ebc47.jpg.html)
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/11_Kitchen_b_zps94ed96ff.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/11_Kitchen_b_zps94ed96ff.jpg.html)
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/12_Living_a_zpsb9cb15aa.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/12_Living_a_zpsb9cb15aa.jpg.html)
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/13_Living_b_zpsd2772a45.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/13_Living_b_zpsd2772a45.jpg.html)
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/14_Living_c_zps9ad3e81f.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/14_Living_c_zps9ad3e81f.jpg.html)

BED + BATH:
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/15_Bed_a_zpsfc80e9c7.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/15_Bed_a_zpsfc80e9c7.jpg.html)
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/16_Bathroom_b_zps3ee852a5.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/16_Bathroom_b_zps3ee852a5.jpg.html)
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/17_Bathroom_a_zps1602e8bc.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/17_Bathroom_a_zps1602e8bc.jpg.html)


Bonus Exterior Shots

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/18_Exterior_c_zps8479db24.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/18_Exterior_c_zps8479db24.jpg.html)
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/19_Exterior_Side_zps49df8f08.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/19_Exterior_Side_zps49df8f08.jpg.html)
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/20_Exterior_firepit_b_zps578be9c3.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/20_Exterior_firepit_b_zps578be9c3.jpg.html)
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/21_Exterior_Bar_b_zps7b4bb611.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/21_Exterior_Bar_b_zps7b4bb611.jpg.html)
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/22_Exterior_Bar_c_zps212fa837.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/22_Exterior_Bar_c_zps212fa837.jpg.html)
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/23_Exterior_Bar_d_zps2918fc1b.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/23_Exterior_Bar_d_zps2918fc1b.jpg.html)
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/24_Exterior_Seaview_zpsee9d7422.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/24_Exterior_Seaview_zpsee9d7422.jpg.html) (Sea view :) )



Proof Shots

Plan with grid:
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/25_Plan_gridon_zps523d319a.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/25_Plan_gridon_zps523d319a.jpg.html)

Since we can now do 1-step foundations I thought I should probably include proof that I used stages to make decks in the garden and didn’t just extend the foundation ;) Hope this satisfies but let me know if you need additional shots.
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab154/missroxor/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/26_Stages_zpsad2ec48a.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/missroxor/media/Contests/MTS_Qs_Foundations/26_Stages_zpsad2ec48a.jpg.html)



CC credits

Retro furniture/decor items:
Pocci
Awesims
Baufive
Pyszny
Lisen

Build columns + fences:
Armiel

Roof recolour:
Q

Geometric patterns:
Simsationaldesigns

Other:
OMSPs – Granthes
Builder’s stuff – Buzzler
Store stuff – EA

ETA: There's lots of overhangs on the roof levels but it's purely decorative. There is only one livable floor of the house and that floor has no overhangs/additions etc as per the rules :)

Saramaa
1st Aug 2013, 3:49 PM
I got it wrong. :faceslap: So I made a new house with the fondation.
Just ignore this one please.

slkjdfv
1st Aug 2013, 5:09 PM
This is a basic two story single family home. It has two bedrooms, two full baths, one half bath, and a two car garage. Check out the pics below for more details.


http://s7.postimg.org/6opw9p67v/Screenshot_232.jpg
http://s7.postimg.org/bq1vot323/Screenshot_234.jpg

http://s7.postimg.org/hi1zvycvv/Screenshot_235.jpg
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Annabel Lee
1st Aug 2013, 8:35 PM
...
I have a question, if I put a washing machine in an unattached garage, will I get shouted at? Everything else in there is deco/a car, but I was unsure whether a washing machine would be allowed!! ...

You won't get yelled at. Maybe smacked on the finger with a ruler, but not yelled at. :)
I would say no. To me, that would seem like an additional, enclosed living space.
However, that's not to say that you can't do it-- you just may have some points deducted. :|

Official response to prior question about placing a washing machine outdoors:
Again, it depends. You can't build a "laundry room" outside of the house, but you could plunk one down a patio and that'd be fine. AdonisPluto has counters outside, but that is fine because he didn't built around it. Same deal :)

lsteffensimlady
1st Aug 2013, 8:48 PM
You won't get yelled at. Maybe smacked on the finger with a ruler, but not yelled at. :)
I would say no. To me, that would seem like an additional, enclosed living space.
However, that's not to say that you can't do it-- you just may have some points deducted. :|

Official response to prior question about placing a washing machine outdoors:

I built a greenhouse, no furniture in it, just plants and stuff. I believe that is ok, but wanted to be sure. Thank you!! :)

Annabel Lee
2nd Aug 2013, 1:40 AM
Alright. Trying to answer questions and calling upon the vast and almighty knowledge of the wise sage Q to clear the mysteries...

we can have more than one entry?

Absolutely! :up:

From Answered Questions @ 1st post:
Sure! You can enter more than once. I'll just give you two columns on the table and, for
all intents and purposes, your higher scoring total will be the one we use for ranking.
Make SURE that if anyone does this, though, that you specify if it is part of your first or
second "entries."

I built a greenhouse, no furniture in it, just plants and stuff. I believe that is ok, but wanted to be sure. Thank you!! :)
Aww, seriously? Doesn't anyone want the ruler smacking?! :anime:
I do not see a greenhouse in your pics. If you are making a 2nd entry or editing your 1st, I'd say as long as the greenhouse area serves no Sim function and is deco-only, then no points would be deducted.

From Answered Questions @ 1st post:
Well, this is tricky. You can have a gazebo (off foundation) as long as it doesn't expand
livable space. If it is just a couple chairs and more along the lines of landscaping, then
that is perfect. If you're using it as an outdoor kitchen or something that serves a large
function, then no.

:alarm: If anyone's editing their entry post(s), please remember to make a new post stating that you've changed your entry. :report:

And did I mention that all of you builders are amazing? I love, love, love the many, many, many viewpoints 1 foundation has given! :beer: