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#1 Old 3rd Nov 2013 at 12:42 PM Last edited by HystericalParoxysm : 14th Jun 2014 at 2:23 PM.
Default TS3 Sims
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Quality
1. **Likeness
2. **Uniqueness
3. **Other content

Files
1. SIM file
50. (From common rubrics) Rar, zip, 7z

Information
1. (From common rubrics) Title
2. (From common rubrics) Description
3. Credits and links for custom content
4. Expansion Packs and Stuff Packs required
5. Saved properly

Screenshots
1. Required screenshot: Face closeup
2. **Required screenshot: Comparison picture
3. Full body (optional)
4. **Grown up (optional)
5. In-game
50. (From common rubrics) Size
51. (From common rubrics) Lighting
52. (From common rubrics) Clarity
53. (From common rubrics) Distance
54. (From common rubrics) Distortion
55. (From common rubrics) Photoshopping
56. (From common rubrics) Attached
57. (From common rubrics) Show all items
58. (From common rubrics) Inline images

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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#2 Old 3rd Nov 2013 at 12:50 PM
Default **Quality|1|Likeness
Quality

1: The sim doesn't look much at all like the person they're supposed to be, and needs adjustment to the face until the sim is a recognizable likeness.

2: The sim looks a bit like the person they're supposed to be, but still needs some significant adjustment to be a really recognizable likeness.

3: The sim is recognizable as the person they're supposed to be, though some additional tweaking could improve the likeness further.

4: The sim is definitely recognizable as the person they're supposed to be!

5: The sim looks exactly like the person they're supposed to be and is a truly excellent likeness!
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#3 Old 3rd Nov 2013 at 12:52 PM Last edited by Lyralei : 26th Aug 2020 at 5:04 PM.
Default **Quality|2|Uniqueness
Quality

1: The sim is not terribly unique, mostly resembling the faces you get when clicking "randomize sim." Some significant adjustment to the face is needed to make the sim truly unique.|Tutorial: Making Sims in TS3 and Tutorial:Fool-Proof Facial Sculpting We also recommend checking out our page with default sim faces to see what we  consider a not-so unique sculpt: Sims 3 Default Sim Faces

2: The sim is a bit unique, but still mostly resembles the default faces from "randomize sim" but with a bit of tweaking. More adjustment to the face is needed to make the sim truly unique.|Tutorial: Making Sims in TS3 and Tutorial:Fool-Proof Facial Sculpting We also recommend checking out our page with default sim faces to see what we  consider a not-so unique sculpt: Sims 3 Default Sim Faces

3: The sim is fairly unique, with all the features sculpted to be fairly interesting.|Tutorial: Making Sims in TS3 and Tutorial:Fool-Proof Facial Sculpting We also recommend checking out our page with default sim faces to see what we  consider a not-so unique sculpt: Sims 3 Default Sim Faces

4: The sim is nicely unique, with all features well sculpted to make an overall interesting look.

5: The sim is very unique, with all features done extremely well, creating an overall very interesting and different look. Well done!
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#4 Old 3rd Nov 2013 at 12:57 PM
Default **Quality|3|Other content
Quality, CAS Content Creator Guidelines

1: The other content included with the sim does not meet our Creator Guidelines for CAS content.

3: The other content included along with the sim meets our Creator Guidelines for CAS content.

5: The other content included along with the sim not only meets the guidelines for CAS content, but is truly excellent and well done!
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#5 Old 3rd Nov 2013 at 1:02 PM
Default Files|1|.SIM file
Files

1: The file for your sim is not a .sim file. Use the "save sim to bin" button to get a .sim file to upload to MTS. See the link for more details.

5: The file for your sim is a .sim file, which is the correct file to share. Thanks!
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#6 Old 3rd Nov 2013 at 1:07 PM Last edited by HystericalParoxysm : 3rd Nov 2013 at 5:12 PM.
Default Information|5|Saved properly
1: The post text does not indicate (or is unclear) whether the sim is saved correctly. Please make sure that the sim has been saved wearing default (or default replacement) skin, but with any other custom content shown, and state somewhere in the text of your post (along with the description), preferrably in bold text, "This sim is saved with default skin, but with the other CC shown".

5: The post text states that the sim has been saved with default (or default replacement) skin and with any other custom content shown - OR you have clearly indicated that your sim does not use custom content at all. Thanks!
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#7 Old 3rd Nov 2013 at 2:05 PM Last edited by HystericalParoxysm : 1st Dec 2013 at 5:21 PM.
Default Information|3|Credits and links for custom content
1:Your sim is pictured with custom content, but you have not provided credits for that custom credit. You must post a link and credit for each item of custom content shown on your sim in the text of your post. This should look something like "Hair by Simmer123: http://www.simmer123site.com/hair.html" - people downloading your sim want to get them how they look in your pics, so you need a good "shopping list" for them to use for the custom content.

2:You have shown your sim with custom content, and provided some credits, but the credits are not sufficient. Each and every item of custom content must have a proper link and credit in the text of your post. This should look something like "Hair by Simmer123: http://www.simmer123site.com/hair.html" For sites where many users submit content (like ModtheSims, The Sims Resource, Garden of Shadows, etc.), you must link to the user's profile or the upload thread - not just the site itself. Please make sure the links are clickable too!

5:You have indicated that your sim uses no custom content. Thanks!

5:You have provided a good link and credit for every item of custom content shown on your sim, so downloaders can get everything they need. Fantastic!
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#8 Old 3rd Nov 2013 at 2:13 PM Last edited by HystericalParoxysm : 9th Dec 2013 at 9:50 AM.
Default Information|4|Expansion Packs and Stuff Packs required
2: You have ticked Expansion Packs (EPs) and/or Stuff Packs (SPs) for your sim as required which are not actually required. Unless your sim is an occult (vampire, fairy, etc.), or the EP/SP content used on them is absolutely essential to their overall look, please don't tick any EPs or SPs as required. This ensures that people browsing MTS in "compatible" mode (to see items that work with their particular EPs and SPs as set in their profile) will still see your sim, since they can use it and just change the sim's hair, clothes, etc.

5: You have not ticked any Expansion Packs (EPs) and/or Stuff Packs (SPs) for your sim, or have ticked only those which are absolutely required for their overall look. Thanks! This makes sure that everyone who can use your sim will see it when browsing on MTS.
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#9 Old 3rd Nov 2013 at 5:53 PM
Default Screenshots|1|Required screenshot: Face closeup
Required Screenshots

1:You have not included a close-up shot of your sim's face. This screenshot should be like a "passport photo" of your sim, from a straight-on angle with the sim's face uncovered and not smiling, laughing, etc.|Making Sims in TS3: Screenshots

2:You have included a close-up shot of your sim's face, but this screenshot is insufficient. This screenshot should be like a "passport photo" of your sim, from a straight-on angle with the sim's face uncovered and not smiling, laughing, etc.|Making Sims in TS3: Screenshots

3:You have included a close-up shot of your sim's face, and this screenshot is good enough that we can see the sim's face.|Making Sims in TS3: Screenshots

4:You have included a close-up shot of your sim's face, and this screenshot is quite good, so we can see the sim's face well.

5:You have included a close-up shot of your sim's face, and this screenshot is excellent; not only good enough that we can see the sim's face quite well but is also well-presented. Good job!
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#10 Old 3rd Nov 2013 at 5:58 PM Last edited by HystericalParoxysm : 4th Nov 2013 at 9:52 AM.
Default **Screenshots|2|Required screenshot: Comparison picture
Required Screenshots

1:You have not included a comparison picture of the real person or character your sim is based on. This screenshot should show the face of the real person, and as much as possible, should be similar to a "passport photo" of the person/character: from a straight-on angle with the person's face uncovered and not smiling, laughing, etc. |Making Sims in TS3: Comparison Pictures

2:You have included a comparison picture of the real person or character your sim is based on, but this screenshot is insufficient to see if your sim is a good likeness. This screenshot should show the face of the real person, and as much as possible, should be similar to a "passport photo" of the person/character: from a straight-on angle with the person's face uncovered and not smiling, laughing, etc.|Making Sims in TS3: Comparison Pictures

3:You have included a comparison picture of the real person or character your sim is based on, and this picture is good enough to tell whether your sim is a good likeness.|Making Sims in TS3: Comparison Pictures

4:You have included a good comparison picture of the real person or character your sim is based on, so that we can see the real person/character's face well.

5:You have included an excellent comparison picture of the real person or character your sim is based on, so that it is very easy to evaluate the likeness. Thanks!
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#11 Old 3rd Nov 2013 at 6:02 PM
Default Screenshots|3|Full body (optional)
3:Your upload doesn't include any full-body pictures of your sim. While this is okay, consider adding a pic or two of your sim from waist-up or feet-up to show the outfit(s) you've used and to give an idea of their body shape, etc.

4:You've included one or more full body pictures of your sim. Nice!

5:You've included one or more full body pictures of your sim, and they are very good, well-presented pictures. Excellent!
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#12 Old 3rd Nov 2013 at 6:06 PM Last edited by HystericalParoxysm : 4th Nov 2013 at 9:56 AM.
Default **Screenshots|4|Grown-up (optional)
3:The sim you're sharing is a toddler, child, or teen, and your upload does not include any pictures of what the sim will look like when they grow up. It's okay that you haven't shown them older, but perhaps consider aging up your sim and taking a picture of what they'll look like older. It's okay if they're weird looking, but it's nice for downloaders to know how a sim will look when they grow up.

4:You have included one or more pictures of your sim grown up, so downloaders will have a good idea of how your sim will look when grown. Nice!

5:You have included one or more pictures of your sim grown up, and your sim looks quite good when grown too! Well done!
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4th Nov 2013 at 9:48 AM Last edited by HystericalParoxysm : 22nd Dec 2013 at 2:09 PM.
Default Screenshots|5|In-game
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