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**TS3* Build-n-Share Challenge #231 **Fall Designer Showdown** **Due 31st October, 2020**

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  • suepeasuepea Posts: 1,832 Member
    edited February 2014
    Jounin138 wrote:
    I decided to not enter the Venus Challenge. I may do the optional part. I just don't want to hurt my build by not being able to decorate or have to take out rooms just to make the budget work. I will say I think this is my best build yet :D Good Luck to everyone

    You should post pictures and share a link so we can all see!
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  • _Princess_Natasha__Princess_Natasha_ Posts: 626 Member
    edited February 2014
    suepea wrote:
    Jounin138 wrote:
    I decided to not enter the Venus Challenge. I may do the optional part. I just don't want to hurt my build by not being able to decorate or have to take out rooms just to make the budget work. I will say I think this is my best build yet :D Good Luck to everyone

    You should post pictures and share a link so we can all see!

    I would also like to see your build, Jounin138!
  • Simming_SpoonieSimming_Spoonie Posts: 1,880 Member
    edited February 2014
    Howdy all! Apologies for being a little AWOL, but RL and ME have been kicking my butt quite spectacularly. Although, it was my last ME clinic today, so that should help to even out my activity levels, I need to try and stick to approx 3hrs 'high energy' activity each day, that includes, housework, cooking and Simming...... But when I have a 7 hour day like today it completely throws my body out of whack!!!

    I have read through and noticed some comments regarding budget, at this point, I would say that a budget increase probably isn't going to be forthcoming, it's not really very fair on those who have already entered, but I will have a chat with the other judges and see what they say. I will say that CASt is your best friend when you are struggling to get your build in on budget, take cheaper items and make 'em look great!
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  • RachelShennanRachelShennan Posts: 161 Member
    edited February 2014
    DDUCKNBELLE

    Link to lot:
    http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8014192

    Link to media:
    http://lvlt.thesims3.com/sims3_asset/sims3_asset/media/shard000//shard000/397/719/016/00/screenshot_original.jpg
    http://www.thesims3.com/mediamanager.html?

    If anyone can help me with the media part, I don't know how to take pictures without using the sims in-game camera, so all my shots are in the sims profile media.. I took lots of them this time..I combined them all in a story this time so I hope this helps my entry.

    I find the best way for taking pictures is once i'm done building I go to the build section, then click on the tool for grass etc, this way the grid lines are gone from your pictures and you dont need an active sim living there.

    Also, once you've finished taking pictures upload them all then post a link so that all your pictures are available for the judges. You can check the link just by clicking on it to make sure.

    Hope this helps!
  • MaryKupMaryKup Posts: 92 Member
    edited February 2014
    So I have my house finished and my family done and I can't share anything:(. I had this problem the last challenge. I don't use custom content only base game and store stuff so I don't understand. This seemed to happen after the last patch they put in. I have some great pictures of my house but would love to upload it but I says failed, HELP!
  • MaryKupMaryKup Posts: 92 Member
    edited February 2014
    I have my house done and my family done all are ready for uploading and they game won't let me:( every time I click share it does it's thing and comes back with a message saying shared has failed. I had this issue the last time with Nature's Child. I have great pictures of my house with and without family but would love to share the house. This seemed to have started after the last patch. I don't use CC just base game and store stuff. HELP!
  • ISHTARJMDISHTARJMD Posts: 260 Member
    edited February 2014
    MaryKup wrote:
    I have my house done and my family done all are ready for uploading and they game won't let me:( every time I click share it does it's thing and comes back with a message saying shared has failed. I had this issue the last time with Nature's Child. I have great pictures of my house with and without family but would love to share the house. This seemed to have started after the last patch. I don't use CC just base game and store stuff. HELP!

    You might want to use something like Mediafire. Sims3.com is very touchy.
  • NvZantenNvZanten Posts: 10 New Member
    edited February 2014
    MaryKup wrote:
    I have my house done and my family done all are ready for uploading and they game won't let me:( every time I click share it does it's thing and comes back with a message saying shared has failed. I had this issue the last time with Nature's Child. I have great pictures of my house with and without family but would love to share the house. This seemed to have started after the last patch. I don't use CC just base game and store stuff. HELP!

    I had the same problem for my pictures and decided to use Google+ instead. It's free so that's always a plus.

    Good luck! :)
  • Jounin138Jounin138 Posts: 28 Member
    edited February 2014
    Don't worry about the budget increase. I just had to many ideas and I decided to go big. :D I'll post a link. Good luck to everyone who is entering.
  • MaryKupMaryKup Posts: 92 Member
    edited February 2014
    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM Venus 233-235

    NAME: MaryKup

    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8018629
    I deleted a couple of pieces of CC in my game(but not used in my build) and it all worked for me :)

    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s870.photobucket.com/user/MaryKup5856/slideshow/VanEllisVictorian

    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8018627

    LEVEL: intermediate

    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 50 x 50 345 Riverblossom Hills Drive, Riverview 256,552 simoleaons
    A lovely Victorian home with all the finer things in life. Three bedrooms, two baths and game room upstairs. Formal living room,dining room, eat in kitchen, laundry room and bulter suite down stairs. Two car garage included. Pool, maze, BBQ area, kids play area and garden area complete with green house. Fully landscaped
    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS:

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: "yes"

    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED:no cc just games and store items.
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  • EleneKEleneK Posts: 136 Member
    edited February 2014
    Oh I'm not worried about going over budget. 35K should be plenty to finish the house and will leave enough for the rose garden. The really expensive rooms are already done and the high cost pieces already in place.
  • Suzieqz420Suzieqz420 Posts: 51 New Member
    edited February 2014
    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM ~ Venus Build n Share 233-235

    NAME: Suzieqz420

    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8016827

    LINK TO MEDIA: http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=461287

    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8016840

    LEVEL: Beginner

    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 50x50 - 261 Valley View Drive - Moonlight Falls
    $256,517

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Hi, This is my first ever build n share. I have never built a traditional Victorian floor plan but gave it a go.
    I wanted an open feeling downstairs that way family and friends can move around freely during gatherings. Also adding small rooms off the open area to enjoy reading, tv, painting and more. Tons of bathrooms and bedrooms and room to expand if they want on the second floor. I wanted to add a romantic flare with the pool and heart shaped pepper garden along with the landscaping around the house.
    Had a few problems with color and uploading..If you switch the color on an item in game to say a yellow table to a pink one it won't allow me to upload to the exchange. What are the rules on creating your own style inside the home w/ your own creation.. is that not allowed with this group as well?

    I also hope this is the spot to post this lol.. thanks!

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes

  • oXseashellXooXseashellXo Posts: 678 Member
    edited February 2014
    My strengths are my creativity and making basic things kind of unique. My biggest weakness is my roofing skills. I make these floor plans that just aren't condusive to a workable roof. I get so frustrated!
    Someone may have already beat me to it by the time I post this, but I find myself constantly referencing ruthless_kk's roofing tutorial for Zoo U. She walks you through the different roof types, how to properly utilize them and where they're most appropriate.
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/45/527220.page#8368990
    Lesson 2 is specific to Victorian roofs.
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/105/527220.page#8432633
    It all seems very intimidating but once you know the techniques you'll be fine. :-)

    Thanks! That tutorial was really helpful! I have a really hard time finding good roofing tutorials, and this was exactly what I needed!

    Side question... If I enter the optional challenge, do I upload the original Sims - right out of CAS or can I upload the Sims where I took them through the story?
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  • oXseashellXooXseashellXo Posts: 678 Member
    edited February 2014
    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM 233-235 Venus

    NAME: OXseashellXO

    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8019025

    LINK TO MEDIA: http://s41.photobucket.com/user/seashell034/library/Build and Share/233-235 Venus

    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE: No.

    LEVEL: I don't know! I'm thinking maybe advanced, but that might be because I really like how it turned out...

    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 60x60, 20 Summer Hill Court, 255,600 Simoleons

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: This traditional Victorian manor follows the Victorian style of small rooms, with a separate room for each type of activity. With so many rooms, Victorian hallways were very large in proportion (today it would seem like a waste of space). I arranged the pictures (of the rooms) in a clockwise fashion, starting with the hallway for each floor. I included pictures of the family enjoying their new home. The way the pictures are arranged, the family's storyline is a bit out of order. This was because I thought it would be easier to get a clear picture of the house using a room by room structure.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: yes!

    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: none
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  • oXseashellXooXseashellXo Posts: 678 Member
    edited February 2014
    MaryKup wrote:
    I have my house done and my family done all are ready for uploading and they game won't let me:( every time I click share it does it's thing and comes back with a message saying shared has failed. I had this issue the last time with Nature's Child. I have great pictures of my house with and without family but would love to share the house. This seemed to have started after the last patch. I don't use CC just base game and store stuff. HELP!

    I don't know why it wouldn't let you upload your house. Especially if you don't have any cc. It could be a glitch because of the recent patch, or it could be your game. You shouldn't have any trouble uploading lots with stuff you recolored. I'm not technical, so the only thing I can say is to search online. Also, sometimes the servers on the Sims 3 site get overloaded. It might have just been a busy time of day. If you try at a time that less people are on, then you might have better luck.

    If that doesn't help, you might have to uninstall and reinstall everything! I hope you don't have to!
  • LebannaLebanna Posts: 1,156 Member
    edited February 2014
    MaryKup wrote:
    I have my house done and my family done all are ready for uploading and they game won't let me:( every time I click share it does it's thing and comes back with a message saying shared has failed. I had this issue the last time with Nature's Child. I have great pictures of my house with and without family but would love to share the house. This seemed to have started after the last patch. I don't use CC just base game and store stuff. HELP!

    Hey I've heard more of this problem. There seems to be a lot that sticks to uploads. And if it's there, it won't upload to the exchange.
    You can use the custard check to remove the lot, and it should upload then.
    The lot is not CC, but just random. Don't know where from, but I've heard more people had this problem. So if you can. Custard check your upload and see if the lot is also sticking to yours. http://sims3.crinrict.com/en/2011/01/tutorial-delphys-custard.html

    Edit: just saw you got is uploaded ;)
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  • LebannaLebanna Posts: 1,156 Member
    edited February 2014

    Side question... If I enter the optional challenge, do I upload the original Sims - right out of CAS or can I upload the Sims where I took them through the story?

    You don't have to upload the sims at all for the optional challenge. But just like the house, with pictures :) show them in their new home, or something (I'm really bad at it myself haha)
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    Gallery ID: Annabelli_22
  • MaryKupMaryKup Posts: 92 Member
    edited February 2014
    Wow I just realized that I had a whole week more to do my house:). Oh we'll, it's done now and I'm not changing a thing or adding more pictures. I could play it more but I uploaded and arranged a lot of pictures last night.
  • saint_gambisaint_gambi Posts: 286 Member
    edited February 2014
    My strengths are my creativity and making basic things kind of unique. My biggest weakness is my roofing skills. I make these floor plans that just aren't condusive to a workable roof. I get so frustrated!
    Someone may have already beat me to it by the time I post this, but I find myself constantly referencing ruthless_kk's roofing tutorial for Zoo U. She walks you through the different roof types, how to properly utilize them and where they're most appropriate.
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/45/527220.page#8368990
    Lesson 2 is specific to Victorian roofs.
    http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/105/527220.page#8432633
    It all seems very intimidating but once you know the techniques you'll be fine. :-)

    Thanks! That tutorial was really helpful! I have a really hard time finding good roofing tutorials, and this was exactly what I needed!
    No worries! Your lot looks great, by the way. :)
  • JasonmlohJasonmloh Posts: 54 New Member
    edited February 2014
    Jasonmloh - Your architecture is gorgeous. I really like the landscape. I love the pond; I like how you put the statue in the middle of it. Your interiors are pretty. I like the kitchen a lot altho I would have liked to see some stone, brick or tile behind the stove and counters. I like the neutral and natural colors you went with inside. The office is really nice; it has a good layout. In the bedroom with the double beds, I would have liked to see the curtains and bedding CAS'd differently. Overall it's a really lovely build with lots of charm and curb appeal! Great work!

    Thank you Princess Natasha. You were right about the curtains. I hope my score won't suffer too much. :D
  • suepeasuepea Posts: 1,832 Member
    edited February 2014
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  • LebannaLebanna Posts: 1,156 Member
    edited February 2014
    Aww!! Happy valentines day to you too Suepea!
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    And everyone else too :)

    edit: btw, is that a photo you took yourself Suepea?
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    Gallery ID: Annabelli_22
  • suepeasuepea Posts: 1,832 Member
    edited February 2014
    Lebanna wrote:
    Aww!! Happy valentines day to you too Suepea!

    edit: btw, is that a photo you took yourself Suepea?

    Yes, at Le Jardin des Plantes in Paris :-)
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  • VannaRedVannaRed Posts: 161 Member
    edited February 2014
    suepea wrote:
    Lebanna wrote:
    Aww!! Happy valentines day to you too Suepea!

    edit: btw, is that a photo you took yourself Suepea?

    Yes, at Le Jardin des Plantes in Paris :-)


    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING PHOTO!!!!
  • masajomasajo Posts: 4,762 Member
    edited February 2014
    OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM [Venus 233-235]

    NAME: masajo

    LINK TO LOT: http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8022609

    LINK TO MEDIA:
    http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/masajo1/library/Venus
    http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/masajo1/slideshow/Venus

    OPTIONAL CHALLENGE:

    http://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8025364
    http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/masajo1/library/Venus optional
    http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/masajo1/slideshow/Venus optional

    "Nouveau riche" Victor is in love with Venus who is of noble birth. Her parents do not approve of their love and have promised Venus to another of noble birth. They cannot bear to be apart and have planned to elope with the help of Victor's butler, Jarvis. Here are the pics showing their reunion .. and union.

    LEVEL: Advanced

    LOT SIZE, ADDRESS & FINAL COST: 50x50, 323 Knott Street, Moonlight Falls, 249,049 simoleons

    LOT DESCRIPTION & DETAILS: Built and decorated in traditional Victorian style. Walking through the entrance hall all ground floor rooms can be accessed along the corridors. Archways in the drawing room lead to two games rooms. Kitchen pantry has been converted to a utility room. All bedrooms with en-suites on the first floor. Butlers suite on the top floor. Fully landscaped with bee boxes, gazebo, children's play area, pond and carport.

    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM: Yes please.

    CREDIT TO SIMMERS FOR CUSTOM CONTENT USED: No CC used.
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