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Mad Poster
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#1 Old 31st Aug 2014 at 10:29 PM Last edited by marka93 : 26th Nov 2014 at 5:07 PM.
Default Hood building thread, application being accepted
Application now being accepted.

I am looking for 4-8 players to make a hood together. (Or more if I get to many.)
I would like to have the players make the families and redo the inside of the houses they live in.
Must be made in Base Game only with no CC.
Would like 2-4 business lots made.

I will make the hood and place the house in it then pass it to the players to make the families and to redo the inside of the house they chose to use. (When done it will be tested.)
(Will be made using AGS with no Maxis content to make the hood.)
All houses will be Maxis made with all inside wall deleted for the player to make it how they see fit.
(As long as it does not match what Maxis did.)

1. The outside and first floor footprint must remain the same, only the inside of the houses need to be done but it can not be like Maxis made them.
2. You can add levels up to 3 stories only and all floors must be made to look like the first floor on the outside, you may recolor the outside of the houses.
3. Must be a family of 4-8 for each household. They must not be played, after moving them into the house the game must remain paused. (We will play test a copy of the hood when done.)
Each family must have a family story and each sim needs a bio.
Each family member must have 1 extreme facial feature with one slider either going all the way to the left or right.
Pacifier can be use for the kids but you must keep the first roll. No rolling untill you get the best looking sim.

Any suggestion on what houses and how many to put in would help.

After the hood is done I will need someone to come up with a hood story.

Every one will get credit for what they have done for the hood.

When 1 player gets done with there family then it will be passed to the next player and so on until the hood is done. We will use the "Creator Feedback Forum" to pass the hood around.

If this goes over well then we will make more hoods.

Any other guide lines we should use please post them.

Question from M.M.A.A.
Quote:
1- Will this neighborhood feature any NPCs and/or townies?

2- What is the time frame we are looking at here for this project (approximate)?

3- Why is the range of the number of family members between 4 and 8? (I understand why 8 is the upper limit, but we still can have loners, can't we? You know; for variety!)

4- Will this neighborhood feature a custom terrain? If so, I'd like to create one if possible.

5- How many households are there going to be?


1. No, it will be made using AGS with no Maxis content.
2. That is flexible.
3. This hood will be about family, but we may include singles at a later time.
4. If you want to create one then go ahead for I was going to use one from Pets Stories using the hood replacer program.
5. That is up to how many applicants we get and how many you all want to put in to it.

ADD: We can also use any of the houses out of my Old Town no sim hood or Riverside no sim hood if any one wants them, same rules will apply as they do for Maxis houses.
Old Town http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=522506
Riverside http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=503756

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
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Mad Poster
#2 Old 31st Aug 2014 at 11:43 PM Last edited by M.M.A.A. : 1st Sep 2014 at 2:55 AM. Reason: Upload not needed anymore.
I uploaded the terrain, with only the preview that you see when picking a new terrain, I'll upload the complete package later. Its called Mountainside Valley, thought it would be better to name it something rather than nothing, or something gibberish. :P
Mad Poster
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#3 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 2:41 AM Last edited by marka93 : 1st Sep 2014 at 4:34 AM.
M.M.A.A. you can remove your up load for the hood is ready for the first family.

The name of the hood can easy be change for it don't have to stay Mountainside Valley.

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
Mad Poster
#4 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 2:57 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by marka93
M.M.A.A. you can remove your up load for the hood is ready for the first family.

The name of the hood can easy be change for it don't have to stay Mountainside Valley.


Ok, removed the file.

Though, I have a question, is there anything like antiredundancy or notownieregen that I need to have installed?

I'm still confused with the whole clean and empty templates. :S What do I need to do FIRST before I open the neighborhood?
Mad Poster
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#5 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 3:12 AM
You may want to get all the antiredundancy like mods just incase some NPC get gen up. No townies should get gen up while just making the sims and putting them on a lot.
The only one I see for just the Base Game is "notownieregen" http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/ffs/old/hacks/

Remember "Each family member must have 1 extreme facial feature with one slider either going all the way to the left or right."

The houses don't need to stay where I put them and can be move any where in the hood you want them.

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
Mad Poster
#6 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 3:16 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by marka93
You may want to get all the antiredundancy like mods just incase some NPC get gen up. No townies should get gen up while just making the sims and putting them on a lot.

Remember "Each family member must have 1 extreme facial feature with one slider either going all the way to the left or right."

The houses don't need to stay where I put them and can be move any where in the hood you want them.


Ah! So, notownieregen and antiredundancy, okay, but when I went to MATY to get the BG compatible antiredundancy, I couldn't find it in their index for the BG: http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/f...orig%2Fhacks%2F
Mad Poster
#7 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 4:10 AM Last edited by M.M.A.A. : 1st Sep 2014 at 2:15 PM. Reason: Upload no longer necessary.
Default Update
Ok, so, I've edited the red Family Farmhouse, which is at like 46k+. I've only furnished the public areas like the living, dinning rooms, kitchen and bathroom. I've uploaded the neighborhood, but I would recommend you to keep the original file uploaded as it is, just in case, that way, if anything went wrong, we can revert back to the earlier/earliest version.

Check the house out and let me know what you think.

I haven't added any families; I thought it would be best if we first start building and get done with that.
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#8 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 4:33 AM Last edited by marka93 : 1st Sep 2014 at 6:52 PM.
Ok got it and looked, 1 room was missing pink paint of 2 walls is all I fixed it.

Now you need to make the family for that house and name the rood it is on by way of the house id.

I would recommend you get 7zip it will cut down the size of your uploads by almost half and it is free. http://www.7-zip.org/

Go ahead and take down the one you loaded up I have a copy of it and the org. one to.

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
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#9 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 2:09 PM
This isn't the appropriate place for a group project. You'll want to create a social group, then invite anyone who want to join (who expresses interest in other thread).

Go to Discussion / Social Group Home / Scroll to Make new group. Once you do that, I should be able to move this thread there for you.
Mad Poster
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#10 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 2:51 PM
Ok its made called "Hood Building Group".

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
Mad Poster
#11 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 3:03 PM
Suggestion: Perhaps y'all should bundle a Downloads folder containing relevant hacks with the neighborhood as you share it around. So if one person uses the teleporter picture, and another the hacked clothes rack, they stick those things into the Downloads folder along with the spawning and corruption suppressors, the next person doesn't have to go looking for them separately. That way everybody's on the same page and using the same tools, and maybe some of you get some tools you haven't used before.

Obviously this would be only for the development team and would not be uploaded. You could also try using the storytelling tool for making development notes so you'd be able to refer to important points in each other's different households, and have problems to solutions available, right there in the game without having to hunt them down on the internet. And then just erase them during the final edit.

I look forward to seeing what you do. (I'm having a few AGS issues and am behind on my own project, but will be available for playtesting when the time comes.)

Ugly is in the heart of the beholder.
(My simblr isSim Media Res . Widespot,Widespot RFD: The Subhood, and Land Grant University are all available here. In case you care.)
Mad Poster
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#12 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 3:24 PM
The families should not be played and the only mod that may be needed is the "notownieregen" which is the only one made for BG that I can find. (I will include it for the next players turn.)

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
Mad Poster
#13 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 3:56 PM Last edited by M.M.A.A. : 1st Sep 2014 at 4:08 PM.
marka, I've installed anitredundancy in addition to notownieregen, just to be safe. It seems to be compatible with the BG.

Now, for the families, how about we first plan the type of families we're going to have? Like a nuclear family, single mom/dad with 3 kids, etc...

Also, on another different note: the rule of "1 extreme facial feature"; can we have more than one slider set to an extreme? And as for the kids created through the pacifier; do we need to modify their faces too?
Mad Poster
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#14 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 4:15 PM
The family is up to each player. (As long as they can breed and keep the family going.)

I keep seeing the "pacifier" remark but I really don't understand what or how it works.

Yes it is at least 1 "extreme facial feature", you can do as many as you want but I really don't want to see "freaks of nature" we need to try to keep them looking good enough to play with.

ADD: Any house that does not get used will be bulldoze before final upload.

@M.M.A.A. please include the mods when you upload your family and I will pass them along to the next builder/family maker.

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
Mad Poster
#15 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 4:22 PM
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Originally Posted by marka93
The family is up to each player.

I keep seeing the "pacifier" remark but I really don't understand what or how it works.

Yes it is at least 1 "extreme facial feature", you can do as many as you want but I really don't want to see "freaks of nature" we need to try to keep them looking good enough to play with.


The "pacifier" is the where you can generate a child from one male sim and one female sim in CAS. When you create two of the opposite gender, the option will appear for you to generate a child using the two sims' facial features. Its actually called 'Make a Child' in CAS.
Me? Sarcastic? Never.
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#16 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 4:35 PM
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#17 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 4:42 PM
HugeLunatic, its ok, we'll just keep on posting here then, till someone moves the thread.

marka, I found out you can't use the familyfunds cheat in the BG, I'm not sure what to do now... Should I move the family to an empty lot first, motherlode them, then move them out?
Mad Poster
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#18 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 4:51 PM Last edited by marka93 : 1st Sep 2014 at 5:07 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by M.M.A.A.
The "pacifier" is the where you can generate a child from one male sim and one female sim in CAS. When you create two of the opposite gender, the option will appear for you to generate a child using the two sims' facial features. Its actually called 'Make a Child' in CAS.


Thanks I have never used the pacifier and I just went and tried it out and it is the same thing I am looking for in this hood for the genes get passed on to the next gen.

Yes you can use the pacifier but we need to come up with a number of times rolled and must keep so there is no choosing which one looks the best. Something like 3 times or so, what do you think.
ADD: or keep the first roll.


@M.M.A.A. Get the InSIMenator mod and you can adjust there money and just make a small empty lot to start them out on or use SimPE after you make them to add the funds they need for the house. Or you can leave them in the bin and upload it and I can do the money and move them in.

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
Mad Poster
#19 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 5:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by marka93
Thanks I have never used the pacifier and I just went and tried it out and it is the same thing I am looking for in this hood for the genes get passed on to the next gen.

Yes you can use the pacifier but we need to come up with a number of times rolled and must keep so there is no choosing which one looks the best. Something like 3 times or so, what do you think.
ADD: or keep the first roll.


Oops! I actually rolled the pacifier several times, and tried to get the best "unique" looking face. Don't worry, they're not all pretty. They might seems pretty because at the toddler and child age, the facial features are still not that well defined.

Quote:
Originally Posted by marka93
@M.M.A.A. Get the InSIMenator mod and you can adjust there money and just make a small empty lot to start them out on or use SimPE after you make them to add the funds they need for the house. Or you can leave them in the bin and upload it and I can do the money and move them in.


I'll see about it. I might just use SimPE or the InSim method.
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#20 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 5:15 PM
I just went and did a test hood and move a family on to a lot and no other sims were gen up, so as long as we don't play the family there should not be any other sims other than the playables.

@M.M.A.A. you can leave them then but for the next player we need a number for them to roll if they want to use the pacifier.


Kaching cheats works on the lot or motherlode will work.

I will check every lot and make changes that are needed before we go to testing play anyway.

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
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#21 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 5:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by marka93
I just went and did a test hood and move a family on to a lot and no other sims were gen up, so as long as we don't play the family there should not be any other sims other than the playables.

@M.M.A.A. you can leave them then but for the next player we need a number for them to roll if they want to use the pacifier.


Kaching cheats works on the lot or motherlode will work.

I will check every lot and make changes that are needed before we go to testing play anyway.


Yeah, I just used SimPE, loaded the Neighborhood.package and adjusted the familyfunds to 60000, and the house is 51000 (some thing close), so they'll end up with like 9000 in family funds.

Also, what about careers? Should I use SimPE for that too?
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#22 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 5:37 PM
On careers we will leave that up to the player to chose.

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
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#23 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 6:03 PM Last edited by M.M.A.A. : 26th Nov 2014 at 5:29 PM. Reason: Attachment no longer necessary.
Quote:
Originally Posted by marka93
On careers we will leave that up to the player to chose.


Well, I guess I don't have to pick anything now, especially since my family "Just moved in from abroad.". I can give them jobs later, but for now, I just moved them in.

ETA: I'll start a thread in the Group about the family I created. Just discuss it.
Mad Poster
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#24 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 6:52 PM Last edited by marka93 : 1st Sep 2014 at 8:40 PM.
Got it so you can remove the links now, well look it over and make sure it ready for the next player to add a family.


Ok I adjusted the age of the parents to reflect having a teen in the house and set there funds down to 1999 so it is ready for the next player to pick a house and make a family for it.

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
Mad Poster
#25 Old 1st Sep 2014 at 7:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by marka93
Got it so you can remove the links now, well look it over and make sure it ready for the next player to add a family.


Ok I adjusted the age of the parents to reflect having a teen in the house and set there funds down to 1999 so it is ready for the next player to pick a house and make a family for it.


Thanks (again )! Just gonna download it to check it out.
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