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15th Dec 2012, 4:25 PM
These are the rubrics that MTS staff use for evaluating TS2 CAS Screens shared here. The corresponding guidelines may be found here: Guidelines (http://www.modthesims.info/wiki.php?title=MTS2:Creator_Guidelines/CAS_Screens)

The title above the post text controls the rubric's category, a number indicating its display order in the list, and its title, with no spaces between the word and the dividing | character: Category|Display Order|Title

Titles that begin with ** are rubric items that will not apply to every upload (a neighbourhood deco item does not need to be recolorable for example) and thus can be set to N/A by the moderator when evaluating an upload. Links below the title are provided to the creator along with the rubric reasons and are links to the appropriate section of the guidelines, relevant tutorials, etc.

In the post text, the numbers at the beginning of a line indicate the star rating for a particular rubric item, with a possible 1 to 5. Exactly how these numbers are used will vary based on the type of rubric item... Is it a "was it done right? yes or no?" type evaluation which would have only 1 or 5 as options? Or a matter of quality that will be more of a sliding scale including 1, 2, 3, 4, 5? Or something else?

A dividing | character can be given at the end of any one of the 1-5 star items to give a link that is relevant to that item.

No Restricted EPs (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4288559&postcount=2)
Lighting (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4288560&postcount=3)

1. File Type (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4288561&postcount=4)
50. (From common rubrics) Rar, zip, 7z (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273650&postcount=2)

Required Expansion Packs (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4288563&postcount=6)
CAS Object Hider Mod (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4288565&postcount=7)
Custom Content (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4288566&postcount=8)

1. Both Rooms (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4288587&postcount=9)
50. (From common rubrics) Size (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273690&postcount=5)
51. (From common rubrics) Lighting (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273693&postcount=6)
52. (From common rubrics) Clarity (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273699&postcount=7)
53. (From common rubrics) Distance (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273702&postcount=8)
54. (From common rubrics) Distortion (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273704&postcount=9)
55. (From common rubrics) Photoshopping (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273707&postcount=10)
56. (From common rubrics) Attached (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273729&postcount=11)
57. (From common rubrics) Show all items (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273799&postcount=12)
58. (From common rubrics) Inline images (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273840&postcount=13)

1. (From common rubrics) Pay or pirated content (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273889&postcount=14)
2. (From common rubrics) Adult content (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273896&postcount=15)
3. (From common rubrics) Content we do not allow (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273901&postcount=16)
4. (From common rubrics) Credits (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273902&postcount=17)


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 (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273919&postcount=18)
2. (From common rubrics) Stolen content (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273920&postcount=19)
3. (From common rubrics) Other (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4273923&postcount=20)
4. (From common rubrics) Duplicate (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4274541&postcount=21)
5. (From common rubrics) Uploads in Sets (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4288440&postcount=22)
6. (From common rubrics) Not Completed Requested Changes (http://www.modthesims.info/showpost.php?p=4294597&postcount=23)

Note to moderators: This first post (the summary) must be maintained manually. If you delete or add a rubric item or reorder anything, please edit this first post. All edits to Common Rubrics (http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=514801) requiring editing its summary must be manually updated on every single individual rubric thread. Please copy the # link to use in the summaries, not the post number, to view the individual post.

15th Dec 2012, 4:40 PM
1: This upload requires the Seasons EP. If you have the Seasons EP installed you MUST use the AnyGameStarter to create your CAS screen without Seasons. If you do not do this, any sims in the CAS screen will turn blue and freeze.

1: This upload requires the Pets EP. If you have the Pets EP installed you MUST use the AnyGameStarter to create your CAS screen without Pets. Using the Pets EP will cause stray pets to wander into your CAS screen and get stuck.

5: This screen does not require Seasons or Pets

15th Dec 2012, 4:47 PM
1: This CAS screen has no lighting in it. It is too dark to see the sims being created. Please add some lights!

2: There is some lighting, but it is not adequate. Having only a few lights or lights behind the sim causes dark shadows in places that should be lit instead.

3: The CAS screen and CAF screen both have lighting, but there are still a few shadows in places there shouldn't be.

5: Both rooms are well light. Great job!

15th Dec 2012, 4:56 PM
1: Your .package file is incorrectly named. It needs to be CAS!.package to work correctly in game.

5: Your file is correctly named, thank you!

15th Dec 2012, 5:10 PM
1: This CAS screen has objects for Expansion Packs or Stuff Packs that you have not listed as being a requirement. This will not work without them and needs to be marked as such.

5: This CAS screen is correctly marked as to which EPs and SPs it requires.

15th Dec 2012, 5:27 PM
1: This CAS screen requires windkeeper's mod (http://www.modthesims.info/d/162363) to make the CAS objects disappear. You need to say so in your post and provide a link to it.

2: You mentioned needing a mod to hide the CAS objects, but didn't link to it (http://www.modthesims.info/d/162363) or credit windkeeper, the creator.

5: Thank you for linking and crediting the object hider mod properly!

15th Dec 2012, 5:32 PM
1: There is custom content in this CAS screen but you didn't credit or link to it. CAS screens do not package their custom content like lots do so you will need to find, credit, link, and provide site directions for every piece of CC you have shown.

2: You've credited and linked to some of the CC shown, but not all of it. CAS screens do not package their custom content like lots do so you will need to find, credit, link, and provide site directions for every piece of CC you have shown.

3: You've credited and linked your CC, but the links aren't enough to get users to the items. For sites with Flash or frames, you need to provide directions as to how to get to the proper page as well.

5: Everything is properly credited and linked so that users will be able to find and download everything you used.

30th Nov 2013, 9:55 PM
1: We need to see a picture of both rooms; CASim and CAFamily.

4: We can see both rooms clearly in the only two pictures you provided.

5: Wow, thank you for the multiple views in CAS, not many people show us both the full view and the face view. Nice attention to detail!