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Old 6th Aug 2016, 9:36 PM DefaultMaxis makeover lots #1
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Hello lovelies!

Small change to the guidelines for lots (for all games). Starting from now, for lot uploads which are renovations of pre-built Maxis/EA lots, we will be asking for a few screenshots to make the job of comparing things easier. After all, we want to be able to see all of that home-reno TV show magic you've done! We'll need the following screenshots from the original, unmodified (probably ugly as hell) Maxis/EA version of the lot:

  • Front view: A picture of the front of your lot with all levels showing, from a low enough angle that it shows the structure well.
  • Floorplans: An overhead picture of each floor.

There are shiny new rubrics to go along with these guidelines, so everything should go smoothly with moderation. Please note that this only applies to Maxis/EA lots. For renovations of lots from other creators, we require a link to the original post, which generally will have the screenshots we need easy to access.

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Old 8th Aug 2016, 6:03 AM #2
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This is off topic, but was there a reason why we never added a Sims 1 download section?
Old 8th Aug 2016, 6:34 AM #3
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I have two Maxis lot makeovers and already have the old front and floor plan shots, to me that's a given.

I hope you add that creators (at least for sims 2) have to state if a sim was ever moved into the lot file uploaded. Its a source of corruption and something I have wanted added to the upload rules for quite some time.

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Old 8th Aug 2016, 7:53 AM #4
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I hope you add that creators (at least for sims 2) have to state if a sim was ever moved into the lot file uploaded. Its a source of corruption and something I have wanted added to the upload rules for quite some time.


Is this only for ts2 and what do you mean by lot file uploaded. Do you expect people to keep 2 different versions of the lot always? I would consider it more important for the lot to be playtested. In that case people might leave out playtesting it all together.
Old 8th Aug 2016, 10:01 AM #5
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The lot that gets play tested should be a copy. You place the lot into the lot bin and put it back down renaming it. Move in a sim and test, jotting down anything that needs changing and tweak the original lot accordingly. The majority of us here who upload lots (sims 2) already do this but I got a nasty surprise from a dorm last year which had dormie faces already on the dorm doors. I doubt this applies the TS3 or TS4, they have other issues; but sims TS2 main issue is corruption. I would much rather get an untested lot free from extra sim references than a tested one full of sim references.

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Old 9th Aug 2016, 6:58 PM #6
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@joandsarah77 - You raise a very good point, thank you! I have written up a proposed change to the guidelines warning about the dangers of uploading lots which have had sims on them, I'm getting feedback from other mods. Should have the changed wording live within a couple days.

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Old 9th Aug 2016, 9:40 PM #7
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Originally Posted by eyuri
This is off topic, but was there a reason why we never added a Sims 1 download section?



We did have a Sims 1 section years ago but by the time Sims 3 rolled in, it was not used much so that section was removed. I don't remember exactly when it was removed but it's been gone for a few years at least.
Old 9th Aug 2016, 10:21 PM #8
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PharaohHound, I'm glad it's being looked into, thank you.

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Old 14th Aug 2016, 3:58 AM #9
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love sims 4
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very nice
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