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#101 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 6:32 AM
Wow,my score went up by a landslide compared to my other entries .I just have to work on better landscaping...Congratulations Fyendiar,missroxor,Armiel and Gail.wyness .
Test Subject
#102 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 7:46 AM
Since summer ended yesterday (boohoo), I haven't found the time to work on this contest --or play any Sims3 for that matter. As of now, I'm dropping out; although, it is the last round anyways. haha I'd still like to know my score for round 3 and I'll try to keep posted when it's up. Thank you HP for hosting this contest, it was certainly full of tears, sweat, and joy. Good luck everyone!! May the force be with you.
#103 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 8:42 AM
To much star wars for you

Btw does anyone know how much time we have left?
#104 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 1:09 PM
My scores have been a rollercoaster too just not an extreme one. I think it went 69, 60, 66 lol

The Simmer formerly known as Greenlea
Lab Assistant
#105 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 3:04 PM Last edited by Waterstar : 10th Aug 2010 at 3:10 PM. Reason: Replying someone
Default - Unoriginal House Name Here -
gabrielorie: 2 more days

Hey, 2 days left instead of 6 or 7 this time, hope I did ok!

This house I didn't even both to name (As I'm terrible with naming things) The outside isn't a plain siding this time, has those little corner things though the inside isn't that great (as I went on a budget this time and I went a bit over too -_-')

The house is worth around 20,600 furnished and holds 1 person, yes, 1. Most objects are at it's most cheapest/basic, but I think it was the lot itself (and the hedges) that rose the price.

Again this house has a browner tone in most places (idk why I like it). Has the occasional gray and white also. I also overdid the terrain, but the default in the area was a dryer (I was using Niua Simoa base game).......... anyways, onward to pictures!


-Back (oops on this pic)-

-Living Room-

-kitchen/dining room-



-Top Down-

1 Bed
1 Bath
Logic/Painting/Book Shelf included
Small Pond
Small/Med hills
1 Alarm (Fire)
Lab Assistant
#106 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 3:08 PM
ooo 60... *checks previous scores again* R1: 48 (Sux) R2: 55 (Meh) R3: 60 (Kay)... I'm seeing a pattern right? A good one?
#107 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 5:24 PM
Greenlea Thats a very good rollercoaster .My scores were 49,52,65.5 I hope i do better in Round 4...Nice house Waterstar ^__^.Very cozy .
#108 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 6:12 PM
Well you definitely went up each time. I hope I get a good one for R4 lol

The Simmer formerly known as Greenlea
Field Researcher
#109 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 7:14 PM
Mine have gone 60, 67and 68.5 though to be honest the third was sooooo much better than the first and that doesn't really show you how much. Anyway - I want to beat 70 this round!
#110 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 7:52 PM
I'd like to as well but I rather doubt I will lol

The Simmer formerly known as Greenlea
Mad Poster
#111 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 8:20 PM
I beat a score of 70?! Wow! That's certainly the best landscaping score I've had all contest. I must be getting better. I hope at least.

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Test Subject
#112 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 9:00 PM
Beautiful entries so far, but of course there is. I wouldn't expect anything less from y'all.

Here's my final entry. This foundation, like the last round, was another hard one for me. Such a teeny little foundation.

This is what I came up with..

Street View

3 stories, 3 small bedrooms, 2 and 1/2 baths, large backyard with pool, seating, BBQ, and bar, small second floor laundry room, plenty of natural light, one car garage with extra uncovered parking, and a fully landscaped yard.

1st Floor

2nd Floor

3rd Floor

Living Room

Kitchen & Dining

2nd Floor Bedroom

One of the 3rd Floor Bedrooms


Neighborhood View

No custom content used. Store stuff used, of course.

Furnished- 115,635
Unfurnished- 64,819

House was thoroughly play tested due to it's smallness. I really wanted to make sure that everything was accessible before uploading pictures. I played with 3 young adults for a total of 1 sim week, and I didn't encounter any problems, other than the usual traffic jam in hallways.

I had such a great time being part of this contest, and I feel as if I've learned a lot from watching you amazing builders!
Lab Assistant
#113 Old 10th Aug 2010 at 11:27 PM Last edited by BGatot : 11th Aug 2010 at 2:42 AM.
Here's my entry for Foundation 4 contest:

Grandma's Blue Cottage

For most of the town's residents, Grandma Jones and her little blue cottage seem to have been part of the town forever. Grandma knows better, of course. In fact the cottage was built by her late sculptor husband Paulie as their retirement home when all their kids have grown up and moved out. Of course even that was a long time ago. Grandma Jones is very old, you see, well over one hundred years old, easily the oldest person in town. In fact, she has outlived all of her children, and grandchildren! Sadly, none of her offspring seem to have been blessed with her long life.

Grandma Jones now lived alone in her little cottage. Townies come by once a day to check on her and help her with errands, but Grandma Jones is still in good health. She still gardens in her small backyard garden, and she still fishes occasionally in the pond behind her home. Her husband is an avid fisherman, in fact he chooses this lot to build the cottage because of the pond. She took up the hobby when her husband passed away.

Grandma Jones now lives happily in her little cottage, enjoying her blessing of long and good life, and waiting for the time she will finally meet her husband Paulie again, and all her children, and grandchildren...

The View from the Street

The car out front belongs to her husband Paulie. Grandma Jones can't drive anymore, she lost her license right about the time she turned one hundred. Even if she still have it, with her failing eyesight she would be a menace on the road! But she had a local teenage boy, Alvin, keep it in tip-top shape, in exchange of his occasional use. She has promised him he can have the car when she's gone, so that's an excellent motivation for the boy to take care of the car! The boy's an avid surfer, the surf board sticking out the back is his.

Living Room

This is where Grandma likes to relax, watch TV, reading, or just listening to that old gramophone.


Grandma's other passion besides gardening is cooking. Nothing like cooking using all the fresh and high quality produces from her garden and lovely, plump fishes from her pond! The kitchen is quite large in such a small cottage because of this. One reason why townies keep appearing at her doorstep to help her with small errands is because they can then enjoy Grandma's delicious cookings!


The cottage has just one bedroom, and it's a small one. The 'tower' right on top of it gives it a spacious and airy feeling despite of its small size.

Layout: Roof

This is a helicopter, or high-resolution satellite, view of Grandma's cottage, showing her lovely garden, pond, and little garden shed. The garden shed houses the washing machine and some logs for her fireplace. The pond is stocked with delicious fishes just waiting for Grandma's expert hand at catching and preparing them.

Layout: Upper Floor

The top floor houses the fireplace and a small reading area, the cottage's only bathroom, and the bedroom. You can also see the cottage's L-stairs clearly here.

Layout: Ground Floor

The ground floor has a sitting room with TV and gramophone, kitchen and dining room, and Paulie's sculpting equipment, which has sat unused ever since he died.

Bonus Pictures


This is the view from the back of the cottage, showing the lush garden, the small shed partially hiding the pond, and of course Paulie's woody wagon.

Side View

From this side of the cottage you can see the pond with its small fountain more clearly, and the cottage's little tower.

The L-stairs

As you enter through the cottage's front door, you can immediately see the L-stairs, the walkway connecting the reading area and bathroom on one side of the upper level to the bedroom on the other side, and Paulie's sculpting station.

No CCs used! Does use items from expansion packs and EA store.
Lab Assistant
#114 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 1:09 AM Last edited by Waterstar : 11th Aug 2010 at 1:11 AM. Reason: Grammer, I not haz them
The above definitely beat me. Awesome houses!
#115 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 1:27 AM
Greenlea thanks .I've learned from my mistakes .

TheNubbyPeanut Those colours,that landscaping that house,I'm in heaven .Amazing house .

BGatot i see you took my fence advise,I love the finished result,especially the backyard and the bedroom .
Lab Assistant
#116 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 2:14 AM
Yes! I need to thank everyone that has helped me (in chat thread) with wonderful suggestions in the refining of my entry. It wouldn't look as good without your advices!
Forum Resident
#117 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 2:17 AM
I just love your garden, BGatot. Looks like I'm not the only one to have thought of it. And I love your story. Grandma Jones sounds like a character.

[you say you believe me but you don't deceive me]
#118 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 2:26 AM
Originally Posted by LifesLover
I just love your garden, BGatot. Looks like I'm not the only one to have thought of it. And I love your story. Grandma Jones sounds like a character.

Ditto this! Grandma Jones is a great character. Would definitely love to see your version of her as a Sim, BGatot. And the house is so cute!

Please consider taking part in LifesLover's "The Build To Plan" Contest. You'll make new friends and have tons of fun!
Lab Assistant
#119 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 2:50 AM
Thank you!

I've actually created a Grandma Jones character for this house. Is there a way to assign skills and stuff to sims without actually having to play it? I mean, certainly a person that old would've had some skills already! Most notably gardening, fishing & cooking skills! I know in Sims 2 we have to use outside tools to do this (made by Delphy, I think), is there a similar tool available for Sims 3?
#120 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 3:06 AM
Twallan's Super Computer is what I use to boost their skills up. I don't know about any other mods that would do it. I'm sure there are others, though.

Please consider taking part in LifesLover's "The Build To Plan" Contest. You'll make new friends and have tons of fun!
Forum Resident
#121 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 3:20 AM
I know that I'd love to have a Grandma Jones there for when I download the house (you will be uploading it, right? I'd love to play it), but I don't know of anything to boost their skills. I'm not one to make Sims for others' use.

[you say you believe me but you don't deceive me]
Lab Assistant
#122 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 3:43 AM
Thanks Fragglerocks! Twallan's master controller (replacement for super computer) looks like the tools I wanted! I will definitely give it a try. Hopefully it won't mess up my game! :D

I will upload this house with Grandma Jones in it when the contest is over.
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#123 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 3:58 AM Last edited by cmomoney : 11th Aug 2010 at 11:50 PM.
Aww, HP showed the low-poly version of the trophy, here's a better pic:

Also, it gives you a "beautifully decorated" moodlet.
Good luck everybody!

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#124 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 4:29 AM
Originally Posted by BGatot
Thanks Fragglerocks! Twallan's master controller (replacement for super computer) looks like the tools I wanted! I will definitely give it a try. Hopefully it won't mess up my game! :D

I've never tried Twallan's master controller so don't know what it does but I can thoroughly recommend Treeag's book of talent: It lets you set any skill to any level instantly, all you have to do is buy the book of talent from buy mode and click on it with the selected sim

Guys, rules are good! Rules help control the fun. ~ Monica E. Geller
#125 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 5:14 AM
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