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#1 Old 27th Nov 2013 at 8:44 AM Last edited by HugeLunatic : 25th May 2020 at 3:14 PM.
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TS3 Game Mods

Guidelines

These are the rubrics that MTS staff use for evaluating TS3 Game Mods shared here.



Quality
1. Tuning Mods - Versions
2. Usefulness

Files
1. File Type
50. (From common rubrics) Rar, zip, 7z

Information
1. (From common rubrics) Title
2. (From common rubrics) Description
3. Mod Type
4. Mod Function
5. **Tuning Mods - List values
6. **Special instructions
7. Post presentation
11. **Slider information
12. **Updates and Remixes - Credits

Screenshots
1. Illustrative Image
2. Show everything


Other
1. (From common rubrics) Pay or pirated content
2. (From common rubrics) Adult content
3. (From common rubrics) Content we do not allow
4. (From common rubrics) Credits

Special

Note: These are the only rubric items that can be rejected for on their own, with no other rubric items selected at all.

1. (From common rubrics) Uploader requested
2. (From common rubrics) Stolen content
3. (From common rubrics) Other
4. (From common rubrics) Duplicate
5. (From common rubrics) Uploads in Sets
6. (From common rubrics) Not Completed Requested Changes


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Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#2 Old 27th Nov 2013 at 8:59 AM Last edited by HugeLunatic : 9th Jul 2020 at 8:20 PM.
Default Quality|1| Tuning Mods - Versions
1: There is only one version of this mod. Whenever possible, it is best that creators make multiple versions in different flavors. For example, don't just double a value, but offer it triple, as well as half, a third, and none. Obviously, exact values vary depending on your mod.

2: Please list the values used in the mod flavors and the original so we can see what has been changed.

3: The mod only comes in one version but it's logical to have just one flavor.

4: There are at least 2 versions of this mod and you've listed their values, but a few more could be useful to some downloaders as there are many playing styles.

5: There are more than a few useful flavors included in this mod. Thanks!
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#3 Old 27th Nov 2013 at 9:05 AM Last edited by HugeLunatic : 25th May 2020 at 3:12 PM.
Default Quality|2|Usefulness
1: This mod repeats functions available through game cheats - examples of existing game cheats are debug or motherlode
2: This mod already exists on MTS.
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#4 Old 27th Nov 2013 at 4:17 PM
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#5 Old 27th Nov 2013 at 5:54 PM
Default Files|1|File Type
1:The files are not working .package files. All files uploaded to MTS must be in .package format, not xml files, or sims3packs containing a recategoriser or hider. |Convert Sims3Pack to Packagewiki

5: You've uploaded a .package file. Great!
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#6 Old 28th Nov 2013 at 7:29 AM Last edited by Nysha : 2nd Dec 2013 at 12:12 AM.
Default Information|3|Mod Type
1:It is not clear what kind of mod this is. Mods need to be identified (for example, a resource override, recategorizer or hider, XML tuning, or a full script mod. This is VERY important since it will affect what your mod may conflict with.)

5:You have clearly stated the type of the mod you uploaded. Thanks!
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#7 Old 28th Nov 2013 at 7:35 AM
Default Information|4|Mod Function
1: It is not clear from the description what the mod is for or what it does.

3: You have explained what your mod does, but it is a little unclear.

4: You have clearly explained what your mod does.

5: You have explained what your mod does, it's purpose, and in great detail as well. Thanks!
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#8 Old 28th Nov 2013 at 7:43 AM Last edited by leefish : 28th Nov 2013 at 8:20 AM.
Default **Information|5|Tuning Mods List Values
1: There are no listed values. Please make sure that you list the default values and what you changed them to. For example, if you upload a mod to make showers take less time, please state the original time that it would take a Sim to shower, along with your changed values.
1: There are no listed values because this is an update of an older mod which did not list the resource edited. When updating a mod please list the default and changed values. For example, if you upload a mod to make showers take less time, please state the original time that it would take a Sim to shower, along with your changed values.

2: The changed values are listed, but not the default values. Please provide both changed and default values.
2: The default values are listed, but not the changed values. Please provide both changed and default values.

3: You have listed both the default and changed values in your description, but the listing could be clearer.

5: You have listed both default and changed values clearly. Thanks!
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#9 Old 28th Nov 2013 at 8:28 AM
Default ** Information|6|Special Instructions
1: This mod requires special instruction to use or install. Please add an instruction on how to install/use the mod. This is especially important for .ini file mods.

2: There are install instructions for part of this mod but they appear incomplete.

3: You have added some instructions on how to install/use your mod, but it could be expanded upon and/or worded better.

5: Your mod either doesn't require special steps or you have added clear and concise instructions on how to use and install it. Thank you.
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#10 Old 28th Nov 2013 at 8:58 AM Last edited by leefish : 28th Nov 2013 at 5:54 PM.
Default Information|7|Post Presentation
1: Please format the post in a readable format. Lists, headings, and proper use of bold text where appropriate is a much easier to read and follow than a dense block of text.

2: The post is formatted, but is still difficult to read. Use headings and bold only for emphasis of important points.

3: Your description is formatted so that it's fairly easy to read, but is still a little cluttered.

4: Your description is formatted well.

5: Your description has excellent formatting making it very easy to read and understand. Thank you.
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28th Nov 2013 at 9:37 AM Last edited by leefish : 28th Nov 2013 at 11:14 AM.
Default Information|8|Conflicts
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28th Nov 2013 at 9:40 AM Last edited by leefish : 2nd Dec 2013 at 12:20 AM.
Default **Information|9|Overrides - Overriden Resources
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28th Nov 2013 at 5:16 PM
Default Information|10|Built with game version
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#11 Old 28th Nov 2013 at 5:26 PM
Default **Information|11|Slider Information
1: There are no details about the sliders. Slider uploads require information regarding which area of the sliders panels they can be found, what age(s) and gender(s) they're for, and what they're called in-game. Example: This slider is for young adult and adult males and females, shows up in Eyes > Eyebrows and is called 'Thumb Length'

2: There are some details about the sliders but they are incomplete. Slider uploads require information regarding which area of the sliders panels they can be found, what age(s) and gender(s) they're for, and what they're called in-game. Example: This slider is for young adult and adult males and females, shows up in Eyes > Eyebrows and is called 'Thumb Length'

5: You have added a clear description of the in game names, slider panel area and appropriate genders and ages for your slider. Thank you.
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#12 Old 28th Nov 2013 at 5:37 PM
Default **Information|12|Updates and Remixes
1: Please add the creator's name, and a clickable link to the page where the original mod can be found, or (if the original page is down) the creator's profile or website.

2:The original creator is credited, but there is no link to the original mod. Please add a clickable link to the page where the original mod can be found, or (if the original page is down) the creator's profile or website.


5:Thank you for providing credits and a link to the original mod.
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#13 Old 28th Nov 2013 at 5:38 PM
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#14 Old 29th Nov 2013 at 10:10 PM
Default Screenshots|1| Illustrative Image
1: There are no images attached to the post. We know it can be difficult to capture something useful in-game for many game mods, but we do require -some- sort of illustrative image for the mod to appear on the downloads pages.


3: The attached picture is appropriate for the downloads page, though some in game screenshots would be great too.

4: The attached picture is appropriate for the downloads page and there are in game screenshots as well. Thank you.

5: The thumbnail is appropriate for the downloads page and the picture(s) showing your mod in action is great. You can easily tell what the mod does from the picture(s) you've set up. Thank you.
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#15 Old 12th Mar 2018 at 3:37 PM
Default Screenshots|2|Show everything
1:The screenshots do not show enough of what you have made. If you are using all the same textures in different colours, you can do one full-size picture of one colour, and smaller swatches of the rest. If you're using all different textures, you must show full-size pictures of everything.

5:Your screenshots are a good preview of everything you've made. Thanks!
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