Monday, September 13, 2010

102 Firefly Pass

I volunteered to makeover this house for Nikki who commented on my blog. It's a house that came with Seasons that is located in Riverblossom Hills. It's a pretty nice house, but needed a bit of help. I didn't change as much as I usually do, but I knocked out all the inside walls and rearranged them. I redid the roof, decorated the lot a little, and I fixed the silly deck on the back of the house that had a weird slot in it for the tree. That didn't make sense - it's not like a gardener needs to get in there to water the tree.

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This is the original house.

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This is my version.

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Hearty Home - a requested Maxis makeover

I received a request to rebuild Hearty Home about a week ago.  It came in the lot bin with the Seasons EP.  I had a lot of fun doing a makeover on it. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, although I did forget to add all the light fixtures I meant to, oops. I kept all the outside walls intact, but knocked out and rebuilt all the interior walls. I changed the windows, doors and decor, although I did stick with mostly Seasons stuff. I changed the roof and added a loft bedroom and bathroom that is weatherproof for Seasons. I expanded the porches and added a sun porch to the front of the house. I also added a deck to the back and a greenhouse. I knocked out the bathroom wall in the separate building and added on a bathroom, making it a bigger building which will be a nice home business, or could be used for something else. I kept the ponds as they are and changed the fencing and flooring on the bridge and added a little arch to it..

I did briefly playtest a copy of the lot, and didn't find any problems.

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The original lot

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My version

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Twilight: Bella Swan's House (base game)

I had a few requests on Mod The Sims to build a base game compatible version of Bella Swan's House, so I thought I'd give it a try. It should have been easy, but I have been working on it for about 3 weeks. I first started using a laptop with the base game, but it was just too slow to build stuff on. Then, I tried AnyGameStarter again, but it only wanted to work part of the time, and so it was very frustrating. Finally, I remembered that I had another computer I could use with just the base game. Then, I had trouble with some of the custom content either crashing the game or not showing up in the base game, so I decided to keep it simple and use less stuff.

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So, this is the 3rd base game version I've built, but it now seems to work.  I'm fairly satisfied, even though it's not everything I'd hoped it would be.

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These first 2 pictures of the exterior were taken from the base game, just to show how it actually looks with no expansions.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Twilight: Bella Swan's House

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I finally have DSL, and I thought I would celebrate by finally posting a new house.  I did the best I could on the floorplan and decorations within the limits of building in The Sims 2, and the custom content I have.  I had to watch a lot of Twilight and New Moon, but I enjoyed it. ;)

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The New Moon movie added the bay window on the side of the house as part of Bella's bedroom, although it really doesn't work with the floor plan for that to be a part of her room unless hers is the only upstairs room. In my version, the bay window is in Charlie's bedroom.  The most important window for Bella is the front window, the one that Edward frequently climbs through.  Of course, Jacob also climbed through once in New Moon.

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Here is a night view of the house.

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