Contest Results and Other Stuff

Hey all, just wanted to let you know that I made runner-up in the Triple Trouble contest! Lhonna was the winner, and no surprise, too, as her pics were gorgeous. It was a fun contest — I learned so much, and am now armed with some cheats and decorating knowledge that I didn’t have before, so I’m richer for the experience. I have to say, though, I’m glad it’s all over — I was obsessing over it for almost a month! Now I can get back to Mt. Geneva and all my other projects. ;)

Speaking of Mt. Geneva, I got all giddy and grumbly when I saw that new downloadable world from EA — Hidden Springs. Grumbly because it’s going to be another pay world like Barnacle Bay, but giddy because I absolutely love the geography of it! It reminds me of those lake towns in Switzerland with mountains all around — I have always wanted to build one of those in Sims 3, but I lack the CAW ability to do so. I always pictured Mt. Geneva to be like those towns — heck, it’s even named after Geneva, Switzerland. So the wheels are turning in my head, and I’m pondering redoing Mt. Geneva on the Hidden Springs map…but we’ll see. Yeah, I know…there’s always something! I never quite get around to just playing.

Also, my new computer is here! So just to see what it could do, I moved Christopher Steel into Macthekat’s Zamel House, and decided to decorate it for him. I’ve been experimenting with modern style, which is a refreshing change of pace after doing those complicated and clutter-filled contest entries. So far I’ve had no crashing problems, and it runs just fine with all of the graphics settings on high, so…*fingers crossed*! I haven’t tried actual playing yet, so we’ll see what happens there. Here are a couple of pics from the bathroom and bedroom:

Christopher's House

(Hah, I just realized I forgot to put blinds on one of the bathroom windows…oh well, it was for a 60 Minutes challenge, so I’ll just have to go back and finish it up! :-D)

Christopher's House

3 thoughts on “Contest Results and Other Stuff

  1. Wow – Chris will be horribly luck to have those digs! I’ve used him before in one of my families… But his house stayed horrible while he moved into another one. I personally think he’ll be VERY happy to live in this until he finds his true love! LOL

  2. I wanna see pictures of your new ‘puter!! *whines* ;O)

    Congratulations on getting runner up in the contest. Do you get any kind of prize (like a certificate or some downloadable things or anything)?

    Loving that bathroom you posted pics of.

  3. Hey Jen! I’ve been slowly but surely going on a redecoration spree too, in Barnacle Bay. I used the destroy all humans cheat, and then started going through house by house. There’s a handful that were glitchy, so I destroyed those totally.

    My idea is to repopulate the neighbourhood with pre-made families based on these classic dollhouse dolls: because I vividly remember the Clarks from when I was little. :D I will make them all modern, though, since I don’t feel like downloading a bunch of stuff just for one ‘hood.