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Inventor
#201 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 7:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Myshia
I'll come out of my hiding spot now,
Your houses are all wonderful.

gabrielorie, I don't really like the blue room. The rest of the house is in its browny tones and i feel like it just doesn't fit in; it's just out of place.
That's just my opinion.


I tried to make the entire house out of wood but i'll see if i can make some changes .And fragglerocks,thats because i edited it .Also i love those entries guys .
Field Researcher
#202 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 8:00 PM
Wow Fyendiar that's another amazing house! Those last ones are looking really good. I have finally updated mine for the last time I hope. Gamineannie made a very valid comment that 'the hole' wasn't very modern so didn't match the rest of the house so out went the roses and stone seats - see what you think. Hopefully it's better.
Oh wanted to mention Greenlea's house as when I saw those very first pics I honestly really thought they were too green but the entry looks AMAZING - you really made those colours work.
I want to download so many of these after the contest finishes but why do they have to be all 30x30s lol - I'll have to make a new world with all 30x30 lots!
Inventor
#203 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 8:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sandymdh
Oh wanted to mention Greenlea's house as when I saw those very first pics I honestly really thought they were too green but the entry looks AMAZING - you really made those colours work.
!


Why thank you

The Simmer formerly known as Greenlea
Test Subject
#204 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 8:55 PM
I can't believe how amazing the entries have been this round! Y'all are one giant pack of house buildin' fools!

Here's my 3rd entry. Let me just say the foundation for this round gave me massive indigestion, and it caused a few nightmares. lol. I'm not so fond of this entry as I would've liked, but.. really, I'm just happy to have built anything.

Again, another house cohesive to my previous two entries. Perhaps part of a new subdivision popping up in Sunset Valley?

Street View

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/...ng?t=1280860378

3 beds, 2 baths. House features cathedral ceilings in the living room, upstairs master suite, mature landscaping, and various outdoor sitting areas to enjoy the wooded view.

Floor Plan

1st Floor

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/...ng?t=1280860947

2nd Floor

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/...ng?t=1280861027

Living Room

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/...ng?t=1280861072

Kitchen

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/...ng?t=1280861099

Kids Room

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/...ng?t=1280861177

View of Living Room from 2nd Story

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/...ng?t=1280861259

Backyard

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/...ng?t=1280861380

Sunken Outdoor Seating

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/...ng?t=1280861426

No Custom Content, but again, I used various store items.

Furnished- 252, 101

Unfurnished- 97,230
The other one
#205 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 9:39 PM Last edited by missroxor : 3rd Aug 2010 at 9:42 PM. Reason: adding quotes
Apparently I have my perceptive hat on today and as always, I'm the bad news bear

Sookielee
HP said in the first page that the hole is to remain "holey" - no floor tiles or roofs are to cover it. Love what you did with that coffee table btw, so creative

Forevercamp, Think you might've covered the hole too but it's hard to say with no plan.

Fyendiar
, you covered it too. I love your house, yet another beautiful and atmospheric entry from you

Quote:
Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm
You cannot cover up the hole! No floating floor tiles over the hole! You have to figure out something to do with the hole! And just sticking a pool down there is laaaaazy.
Quote:
Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm
You may put a fence around it, and stairs leading down to it, but you may not do floating floor tiles around the hole in any way. The hole has to remain holey.

Guys, rules are good! Rules help control the fun. ~ Monica E. Geller
Inventor
#206 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 9:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HystericalParoxysm

Lastly... You cannot cover up the hole! No floating floor tiles over the hole! You have to figure out something to do with the hole! And just sticking a pool down there is laaaaazy.


A roof ABOVE the hole should be perfectly fine as long as you don't cover up or fill IN the hole with more foundation or put floor tiles over it. So I'm not seeing where they did anything wrong.

The Simmer formerly known as Greenlea
The other one
#207 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 9:51 PM
Maybe. My interpretation of "holey" was that it was to remain completely open but maybe she just meant no floor tiles as you say though some of them would still have broken that rule since their second storey covers thw hole....think we may need clarification from HP

Edit: Looking back I think it's only Fyendiar who's second storey covers the hole. If I am right though and you're not even allowed a roof over it, Gabrielorie (is that spelled correctly?), you've done it too.

Guys, rules are good! Rules help control the fun. ~ Monica E. Geller
Inventor
#208 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 9:54 PM
Yeah. I thought it meant just not to fill IN the hole. Cause mine has a roof on the upper level as well.

The Simmer formerly known as Greenlea
Test Subject
#209 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 9:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenlea
Yeah. I thought it meant just not to fill IN the hole. Cause mine has a roof on the upper level as well.


As does mine. I was under the impression the roofing didn't count as covering the hole, but.. goodness knows I've been wrong before. :D
Top Secret Researcher
#210 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 9:59 PM
I was unsure about it. Asked very early in the thread. Anyway, I just found my way around it just in case

TS3 aliens? Finally! Now give us OFB and proper apartments, damnit! - EA, you are breaking my heart. - I give up.
Inventor
#211 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 9:59 PM
If it does I'm just screwed lmao
I've got 30 minutes before I leave for the day and may not get clarification before then. And I'd have to have my entry submitted by tomorrow cause by the time I come in Thursday the round will be up.

The Simmer formerly known as Greenlea
Destroyer of Worlds
staff: administrator
#212 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 10:06 PM
Fyendiar - another fantastic entry. I want this one too! I so hope you will be uploading your lots. Wonderful, wonderful job!

Heaven Sims | Avendale Legacy
"On the internet, you can be anything you want. It's strange that so many people choose to be stupid."
Field Researcher
#213 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 10:09 PM Last edited by Craggles : 3rd Aug 2010 at 10:27 PM.
hiii
so id like to apologise for offending anyone from/near mansfield
its a joke at uni cuz one of the girls on my course is from there and shes a bit rough n ready bless her :P

so anywho
heres my house, created in a style to match a world me and some guys at CAW Group are making, its a Mediterranean style world, based on a small fishing village so yeah I though I'd kill 2 birds with one stone!!

Required: Floor Plans





Now, the sharper ones of you will notice that the bedrooms are downstairs, this is cuz the entrance to the house is upstairs, I dont know why haha it just took my fancy at the time :D

Erm..what else is required? Oh yeah haha

Living Room


Kitchen


Bedroom


Now you'll notice that compared to my other houses this one is almost empty (crap I know) but thats to stay in keeping with the theme of this town we're building, so I needed it to be functional but buyable as well :D

Other Piccyyys:

View of the House from a Different Angle


Back of the house


And a nice bit at the side that I liked


NO CC

erm, on a 40x40 lot
Furnished - 107,078
Unfurnished - 86,904

needs WA and possibly HELS, but thats it, we're not using ambitions in this world :P

cheeeers guys

I'm the sexy guy with half an orange in my face ;)
Top Secret Researcher
#214 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 10:16 PM
Lovely house Craggles

(If I'm one of the people you thought you'd offended) I know it's a rough place, or some of it is anyways. Some chavs set my nan in law's car on fire, for fun!

TS3 aliens? Finally! Now give us OFB and proper apartments, damnit! - EA, you are breaking my heart. - I give up.
Lab Assistant
#215 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 10:50 PM
Thanks sandymdh and heaven send 8 18, it was quite a challenge, but I like how it turned out.

Missroxor, as I understand the rules we are not allowed to adjust the foundation in any way or form, but adding roofs or balconies over the edges of the foundation are allowed as long as they are at a higher floor. I may be wrong though, but if I am I will just have to live with it. I am too happy with how it looks now and if I had to remove the top floor that covers the hole I might as well start from scratch.
Test Subject
#216 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 10:54 PM Last edited by Gail.wyness : 4th Aug 2010 at 12:34 AM.
Default Glas Dachaigh
Glas Dachaigh



Street view

Built in about 1806 as a dower house for the Duke of Argyll, the house is now the ancestral home of the Morran family.
Set in the Scottish Highlands on the northern edge of Loch Sloy it has stunning views of the town and Ben Cruachan .



The Study

The family has a long rooted history in invention, Bruce Morran invented the paper-clip, currently his great, great grandson is working on a mechanical octopus in the converted attic (his daughter and wife or unsure as to purpose as yet)




Living Room



Dinning Room




Kitchen



The Hall and staircase

The grand stair case houses the families mounted fish and gem collection.



The Master bedroom



The Compulsory floor plans



ground floor


First floor


Attic

The lot costs £212,452 (£110.779 without furniture)

No CC used
Scholar
#217 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 10:56 PM Last edited by ForeverCamp : 3rd Aug 2010 at 11:21 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by missroxor
Forevercamp, Think you might've covered the hole too but it's hard to say with no plan.


Nope, no coverage being done on that - I think it'll become clearer with the floor plan up (which should be up within the next few minutes). It may appear to have floating tiles, but that's just careful placement of rugs to cover up the ugly grey top of the foundation. The hole is entirely uncovered - the couches are flat against the foundation wall.

Either way in regards to the roofing counting as "covering the hole" (which I think is bull, IMO)...

I'm not building a fourth damn house.
The other one
#218 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 11:01 PM
I really hope I am wrong since so many people have covered it but the only reason I think I might be right is that I specifically asked if I could put fence over the top or lay a floor tile that supports stairs and was told no (see above quotes)....so I figure If that's not allowed then surely you can't cover it with anything. Fyendiar I'm a bit fuzzy on the overhang rule...I thought you were allowed an overhang as long as it didn't extend the liveable space...which a room on the second floor would do, especially if we've specifically been told not to cover it with floor tiles.

Even if I am right, maybe HP will be sympathetic and let this one slide since there was so much confusion?

Guys, rules are good! Rules help control the fun. ~ Monica E. Geller
Lab Assistant
#219 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 11:05 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by missroxor
I really hope I am wrong since so many people have covered it but the only reason I think I might be right is that I specifically asked if I could put fence over the top or lay a floor tile that supports stairs and was told no (see above quotes)....so I figure If that's not allowed then surely you can't cover it with anything. Fyendiar I'm a bit fuzzy on the overhang rule...I thought you were allowed an overhang as long as it didn't extend the liveable space...which a room on the second floor would do, especially if we've specifically been told not to cover it with floor tiles.

Even if I am right, maybe HP will be sympathetic and let this one slide since there was so much confusion?


This is the post that makes me think it's alright:
http://www.modthesims.info/showpost...20&postcount=32

You may be right though, but I sure hope you are not.
Lab Assistant
#220 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 11:09 PM
Gail.wyness I love the design of your study, living and dining rooms! Nice work!
The other one
#221 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 11:12 PM
Yes, but she says in that thread, "You -can- do it - you won't get disqualified for it, but you will definitely lose points for doing so."

That's the whole point of this arguement....I'm not saying that you can't physically cover the hole or that doing so will have you banished from the contest...just that you may be penalised for it.

Guys, rules are good! Rules help control the fun. ~ Monica E. Geller
Destroyer of Worlds
staff: administrator
#222 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 11:20 PM
I think she means that you won't get disqualified for floating floor tiles outside of the foundation but you will lose points. If I reword it, I think it makes more sense:

"Extending the lower levels with floating floor tiles basically negates the whole idea of using the foundation as the limitations. You can do it; you won't get disqualified but you will definitely lose points for doing so. However, you can extend the upper levels to make overhangs."

I could be WAY wrong though. I took this to mean the same thing. You can cover the hole, just like you can cover any part of the foundation with walls, roofs, etc as long as it doesn't modify the liveable space or change the foundation.

Heaven Sims | Avendale Legacy
"On the internet, you can be anything you want. It's strange that so many people choose to be stupid."
Lab Assistant
#223 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 11:21 PM
HP, u need to come in here and clarify things for us please

Anyways, i'm almost done my house and i'm surprised to see not many people have entered their house in yet. I guess we're just all working extra hard this time
world renowned whogivesafuckologist
retired moderator
Original Poster
#224 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 11:22 PM
At this point, you CAN do whatever you want, really. You're not gonna get kicked out for anything other than gross dickheaditude (which I haven't seen even a hint of, from anyone, which is awesome, when you're dealing with this many people). Really, what it boils down to is sticking within the spirit of the contest - don't modify the foundation, use it as the footprint for what you build. When I've tried to say - you can do this, you can't do that, that's what I've been considering.

And when it comes to things outside the spirit of the contest - modifications you might have made, it's up to the individual judges to decide how many points to dock for it. They do discuss judging with each other, in that they point out particular elements they notice - both good and bad, as they judge. Not in an attempt to come to a consensus, but merely to share thoughts and observations.

So... um, yeah, tealdeer and all, but... just try to stick to the idea of, the foundation and footprint it sacred, everything else is up to you, and I think ya'll will be fine.

In short: Don't do overhanging tiles on the lowest floor - but you can do them on upper floors as much as ya like. And the hole in the foundation can be furnished however you want, as long as you don't stick floor tiles over it to cover the hole in any way. You can put stairs down into it but only foundation to ground, not with an extra floor tile or two inside the hole.
Lab Assistant
#225 Old 3rd Aug 2010 at 11:29 PM
Thanks for the update HP!
 
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