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#1 Old 31st Dec 2006 at 7:20 PM Last edited by khakidoo : 15th Feb 2007 at 6:52 AM. Reason: changing title.... updating link....
Video Tutorials - Basements & Garages
I made 3 -And I'm wondering what people think of them. Are they helpful at all? Could they be helpful if I improved them somehow? They are on google video.... if the screen is too big or too small for you... click the little down pointing arrow under the video window...

Basement Building:
~ ~ ~ http://video.google.com/videoplay?d...776792128492211

Garage Attached To A Foundation:
~ ~ ~ http://video.google.com/videoplay?d...180210434817092

Sideways Entry Garage:
~ ~ ~ http://video.google.com/videoplay?d...756246640064588

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#2 Old 31st Dec 2006 at 7:38 PM
Very good tutorial, thank you khakidoo.
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#3 Old 31st Dec 2006 at 7:44 PM
Useful and well done khakidoo
but...I dont hear the comment I expected ear your voice
Yes this can be useful, to add to a tutorial.

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

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* The more I fail the more I approach the success

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#4 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 3:19 AM
Thanks for the feedback you guys
LOL Sorry to dissapoint you Patul... but everything I buy for my computer is for the dang Sims2 Game, and I never needed a microphone for the game before, so I don't have one .... I think I'd be too shy having my voice on the thing.... I could imagine myself recording it over and over again thinking "I don't actually sound like that!!" I might splice in/overlay some text with tips though... I've haven't video recorded much before... I'm going to play around with it some more... oooo maybe I could put some really annoying music in the background... just kiddin' I won't

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#5 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 5:05 AM
I think very helpful, thanks
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#6 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 7:32 AM Last edited by niol : 1st Jan 2007 at 7:53 AM.
As video clips become eaiser to make, guess they can provide aother platform for tutoring...

khakidoo,
Thanks for the nice videos.
A tip: may add some lights @ night mode and bright tiles can help brighten up the in-room area or even leave a wall segment gap for in-room visualisation in the future tutorials...

I guess, with these, things are made even easier...



Linkage for garage or driveway tutorials or threads (alphabetically ordered in terms of username):

cwin1024
TUTORIAL: building a house on a foundation with attached garage (nothing to download!)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=201764

cwirsing
Sloped Driveway tutorial
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=90496

dogman
How To Build A Backwards Garage
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=188960

eedgan
Sideways Garage Tutorial
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=164641
Sideways Garage Templates
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=200969

Envious
TUTORIAL: How to build a Driveway / Garage (Nightlife Only)
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=90174

hexameter
4 Modules of basement garages + Tutorial
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=99315

Jonesi(with EP2 garage)
My simple tutorial for connecting a garage to a house with a foundation and adding a garage to houses already made pre nightlife
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=93917
My tutorial for placing a garage in the middle of a split level house on a foundation
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=93926
Sideways Garage template
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=97235

khakidoo
Basements & Garages - I made some video tutorials
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?p=1527988

mirelly
A Simple Way With Underground Garages
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=128450

Neveah223 @ sims2.EA
Slopped driveway tutorial
http://thesims2.ea.com/exchange/sto...asset_id=116775

niol (without EP2 garage)
An easy way to build a garage along with a house on foundation...
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=91504

shrekheatherbelle
Easy Tutorial for Connecting a Garage To A House on a Foundation
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=178018
Tutorial For Circular Looking Driveway
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=168860

SimsSherry2 @ TS2 exchange,
Nightlife Garage on a Foundation Tutorial
http://thesims2.ea.com/exchange/sto...ory&user_id=370

Sotalia
Sideways driveways & shadows - problem solved
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=97102

SteveUK
Nightlife garage and tutorial: {hint: about basement/underground garage}
http://www.insimenator.net/showthre...ghlight=SteveUK
http://www.insimenator.net/showpost...01&postcount=20
{Old or outdated:
tutorial for building a working garage on a downward slope
(downloads) http://www.insimenator.net/download.php?id=3227
or
(view threads) http://www.insimenator.net/viewtopic.php?t=1499}



Linkage for garage or driveway trouble-shooting-threads:

Method of returning the horizontal driveway back to normal
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=168266
Sideway Garage Problem + Boundary problem
http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=167953
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#7 Old 1st Jan 2007 at 8:06 AM Last edited by khakidoo : 1st Jan 2007 at 8:14 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by niol
As video clips become eaiser to make, guess they can provide aother platform for tutoring...

khakidoo,
Thanks for the nice videos.
A tip: may add some lights @ night mode and bright tiles can help brighten up the in-room area or even leave a wall segment gap for in-room visualisation in the future tutorials...

I guess, with these, things are made even easier...



Yes I agree, the vids are kind of dark... I'm doing some new ones - well
same subjects but recorded with video capture quality set to high (which
still doesn't seem very clear - I've been cruising the movie-makers forums
for tips) and I had thought to add some lights (yah switch over to night
and then add lights then back to daylight) but then I completely forgot
to do that! Luckily, there's a way in the windows movie maker to brighten
the clips... Not as good as having it lit up in-game... I didn't even think
about the floor color though - I'm afraid the carpet in the new one
(basement tute) is even darker... but I'm learning


These vids take up a lot of room on my computer! I tried to do some vids
on my old computer but didn't have room - got this comp a couple weeks
ago - 3 hundred seconds of playback fills up like 90MB's !yowza!.... and
it's wierd because gameplay is slow while recording... and I build for 15
minutes... then the playback is super fast 300 seconds - I have to slow
it down in the movie maker... oh well I'm babbling...

hmmm it just hit midnight here in AZ USA...Happy New Year! Ugh! I really
need to get a life...

EDIT to add: Hey! I'm in a list! The list you just added! Yay! That totally
qualifies as "getting a life" right? Being helpful is fun

oh and - I will probably have the three ones that I did , re-done a bit clearer
and with text on it and up on google, by sometime tomorrow... so check back
for updated links...

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#8 Old 25th Jan 2007 at 11:30 PM
These are wonderful, especially for someone like me who learns by watching and doing instead of reading. I really appreciate it!
Instructor
#9 Old 30th Jan 2007 at 4:21 PM
Yeah too bad you can't print it off to read while playing like text but video is easier out of game. I think they're really good though!
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#10 Old 30th Jan 2007 at 4:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Sims&Slayer666
Yeah too bad you can't print it off to read while playing like text but video is easier out of game. I think they're really good though!


Classic tutorials are on : http://www.sims2wiki.info/Tutorials..._Mode_Tutorials

khakidoo's job is awesome, it is a new tutorial way. Perhaps the next tuts will be with paper AND vidéo downloads ? Why not ?

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

* Plus j'échoue plus je m'approche de la réussite
* The more I fail the more I approach the success

(Lao patul MMVI AD)
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#11 Old 30th Jan 2007 at 5:07 PM
Yeah I use so many tutorials in text but how cool would it be like importing video tutorials into the game and watching em while you build.... :D
Test Subject
#12 Old 4th Feb 2007 at 11:19 AM
Yes these are very good, thanks for posting them

Littlepips posted
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#13 Old 5th Feb 2007 at 9:48 PM
Great tuts, I will use those
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#14 Old 15th Feb 2007 at 6:57 AM
Ok WOW.... I'm shocked.... it seems that Google video changed the addresses of all my videos, they didn't bother sending me any sort of notice or "update your links" e-mailor anything.... luckily someone responding to another post of mine told me links weren't working....... that is so wildly lame .... I've updated the links above so they should be ok for now - Please if anyone finds that they aren't working again, let me know... In the meantime I guess I'll upload them to youtube instead - although I preferred googles screensize options.... I dunno wow.... I'm shocked..!!
Thanks...

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#15 Old 6th Mar 2007 at 6:09 AM
I have never gotten the basement thing before, no matter how good the tutorial. Seeing it live action finally got it to click. Thank you so much for these!
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#16 Old 14th Apr 2007 at 5:00 AM
You're very welcome, I'm glad it helped

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#17 Old 15th Apr 2007 at 6:21 AM Last edited by XTS : 17th Apr 2007 at 8:48 AM.
Thanks for sharing the videos. I watched the one for adding a garage to a foundation.
I can't imagine how much room my videos take. I am sure I passed the 750 video mark recently, though some are those "Oops, I hit the video button instead of camera" situations lol.

You did a great job


EDIT: I tried it (by memory) and though it was a long process (due to trying to memorize it) I finally got it!! Had a bit of trouble figuring out how to level it all down again (the walls) but figured out it was the level option for the ground. I had no idea it worked on walls too. Then I forgot to turn it off (LOL!) and messed up some things but had learned how to level so it wasn't drastic :D

Thanks much!!
Xts

(Quote) ~ "If it isn't one thing, it's going to be another. It is usually one thing. Oh man, is it a mother" (The Mother of All Things) - PB
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#18 Old 18th Apr 2007 at 6:57 PM
playing?
i know you like to create housing and items but ive got to ask, do you actually play the game in live mode? i am a fan of what u do but its always been a thought of mine
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#19 Old 20th Apr 2007 at 7:54 PM
It's hard for me to play Live Mode... everytime I try, I realize that my sims need a special new house... so I go build them one... then as I'm building the house I realize it needs this or that new custom object....

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#20 Old 20th Apr 2007 at 9:24 PM
I am playing a quite maxis only pleasantville nbhood, to avoid to build too much !

You know a site allowing re-upload of free build/buy stuff in lots ? Help us to update the list !

* Plus j'échoue plus je m'approche de la réussite
* The more I fail the more I approach the success

(Lao patul MMVI AD)
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#21 Old 21st Apr 2007 at 4:35 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by khakidoo
It's hard for me to play Live Mode... everytime I try, I realize that my sims need a special new house... so I go build them one... then as I'm building the house I realize it needs this or that new custom object....


that's a lovely answer...
Sometimes, some of us do want more than what the game can offer.
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