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European House Add-on (EHA) by Gn_Leugim
« on: July 30, 2012, 02:30:37 PM »
Hi everyone

First of all, let me introduce you the European House Add-On, EHA. EHA is my own project to make some new houses, and maybe in future commercial buildings too, using both size, specs, families and lots from maxis homes. what are the advantages?? I'll quote Cogeo's reply on this matter for you

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Usually what is released is a BAT (and bulding), along with a single lot (or maybe with a ploppable version too); no lot variations, no different lot dimensions, sizes or growth stages. All these actually require significant effort, which most custom content developers apparently are not willing to make. Therefore why not avoid lotting completely, and instead make BATs (buildings) that comply to certain simple standards, and are thus possible to grow on the professionally designed Maxis lots?
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While the work made by Maxis as far as lotting is concerned is very good actually, players still complain of getting repetitevely the same buildings, especially if a single building style is selected. This is easy to explain, simply the building collection is not extensive enough. Many families consist of three, two, or often just one member! So the simulator (combine this with the growth stage too) may have very few, if not just one option! Therefore extending the families, can be the preferred way to go, esp if one wants to concentrate on BATting and avoid tinkering with providing all the aforementioned lot variations. Making a BAT (and a building exemplar) that can grow on Maxis lots can be much better than releasing a single lot, no matter how many props it has, or how good it looks (of course generally speaking). Modding can be much easier too. One can simply copy-and-paste all properties from a similar Maxis building, and change only a few things like the names (Exemplar Name name and User Visible Name Key) and Resource Key Type 1 - all others being the same. This can be very acceptable.

So,
  • No unbalances duo to miscalculated occupancy\size ratio. they will no overgrow, nor grow very few, they will grow equally to maxis buildings;
  • Following the above, you have for sure that they will grow, given that you have European tile set selected;
  • Lower size plugins, because all you download is the model and his description file. no lot files, because they will use maxis lots to grow on

   
Multilanguage files. I try as far as I can include the following languages:

   
  • English (both USA and UK)
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese


Also, diagonal versions of the same models will be made, to be used in special lots, to make diagonal buildings growable (still testing).

So, I'll be leaving the development of this project and leave also a list of buildings done, buildings being done and to be done Hope you enjoy.

Label: To Be Done (TBD) / On Progress (OP) / Done Waiting Upload (DWU)

Residential Low Wealth (R$)

4x10: Thin Home / John's Home  /TBD
6X8: Aunt Zeza's Home /TBD
8x10: Standing House  / TBD
16x8(w2w):Granny's Home / TBD
10x24: Poor Terraces / Poor Apartments /TBD
16x30 (w2w): Lousy Apartments / Mr. Hammer Apartments /(DWU) / TBD
28x24: Azuleijitos Apartment / TBD
28x22: TBD
(New!)16x32 (w2w): Houses in the corner (DWU) /TBD
40x44: [/url]High Fall Apartments (LEX) / TBD

Residential Mid Wealth (R$$)

10x14: Berto's Home / Berto's Place / TBD
12x10: Nice Home / House with View /  TBD
12x14: Pretty House / Arched House / TBD
(new!)16x8 (w2w): Comforting Houses / TBD
(new!)16x12(w2w): Friend Houses / TBD
16x16(w2w): Germinated Homes / TBD
16x20 (w2w): TBD
24x30
: Pleasant Block / TBD
28x20: TBD
28x28: TBD

Residential High Wealth (R$$$)

16x20: TBD
20x20: TBD
24x14: Villa de Vinho / TBD
20x24: TBD
24x28: TBD
28x26: TBD
32x32(w2w): TBD


EDIT - Corrected all your links to Simtropolis. Arthur/Moderator.    ;)

thank you ;)
« Last Edit: March 02, 2013, 02:57:52 PM by gn_leugim »

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Re: European House Add-on (EHA) by Gn_Leugim
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012, 02:35:56 PM »
Hi,

This sounds interesting!
Maybe I can be of help in adding the Dutch language?

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Re: European House Add-on (EHA) by Gn_Leugim
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 02:38:24 PM »
that could be useful  :thumbsup:

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Re: European House Add-on (EHA) by Gn_Leugim
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 04:12:43 PM »
Very interesting indeed!

That's one great project to follow. ;)
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Re: European House Add-on (EHA) by Gn_Leugim
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 04:42:38 PM »
Great idea for a project, and I can help with a Dutch translation too if needed.

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Re: European House Add-on (EHA) by Gn_Leugim
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012, 04:14:59 AM »
Thank you, I shall need that then. I have one BAT (which are two, as it has 2 different textures) which is the R$10x24

For those who have not seen it, here it is :p
Version1


version2


Now, for its name, I go for (in Portuguese) Varandas Pobres. In English it goes as Poor Terraces (Balconies)

Now, for other languages I have (via google  :-[)


French: Terrasses Pauvres
German: Schlechte Terrassen
Italian: Terrazze Poveri
Spansh: Terrazas Pobres
Dutch: Slechte Terraces


So, I am wrong about any of them? XD

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Re: European House Add-on (EHA) by Gn_Leugim
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012, 05:26:24 AM »
If you want to translate it literally, it should be "Arme Terrassen/Balkons"
Where Terrassen = Terraces and Balkons = balconies

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Re: European House Add-on (EHA) by Gn_Leugim
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2012, 05:40:46 AM »
The same goes for German, if poor is meant to mean devoid of monies. Schlecte does indeed mean poor sometimes, but more to the effect of being bad or in poor condition.

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Re: European House Add-on (EHA) by Gn_Leugim
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2012, 09:21:34 AM »
check, thank you  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2012, 09:36:10 AM »
In italian we don't use the word terrazze to indicate buildings :)so I would go for something like "Appartamenti popolari" :thumbsup:hope this help :D

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Re: European House Add-on (EHA) by Gn_Leugim
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2012, 12:36:34 PM »
For german, I'd suggest sth. like "billige Appartments" or "billige Mietwohnungen" :)
and if you want to keep the balkonies in the name, simply add : " mit Balkon"

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Re: European House Add-on (EHA) by Gn_Leugim
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2012, 12:49:19 PM »
In french, I would say it's the same as in italian: "Terrasse pauvre" wouldn't be said... we'd use "Appartements pauvres" or "Appartements populaires". Hope this helps! :)


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Re: European House Add-on (EHA) by Gn_Leugim
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2012, 01:32:29 PM »
Come to think of it, "Arme Appartementen" would probably better as Terras or Balkon refers to the actual balcony mostly, but you can still add "met terras/balkon"  if you want (much like in the case of the German translation.

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Re: European House Add-on (EHA) by Gn_Leugim
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2012, 01:58:57 PM »
Terrace is not a for the building, it means "Balcony". Maybe Balcone is more suitable?  ::)

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Re: European House Add-on (EHA) by Gn_Leugim
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2012, 06:12:32 AM »
so, reformulating:

French: Terrasses Pauvres Appartements Pauvres
German: Schlechte Terrassen Billige/Arme? Appartments
Italian: Terrazze Poveri Appartamenti Popolari (maybe Poveri?)
Spansh: Terrazas Pobres Balcones Pobres
Dutch: Slechte Terraces Arme Balkons

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Re: European House Add-on (EHA) by Gn_Leugim
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2012, 06:16:13 AM »
Uhmm, for the french I would use Appartements populaires, I've never seen " pauvres " being used officially.
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Re: European House Add-on (EHA) by Gn_Leugim
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2012, 07:09:04 AM »
hmm, I see. does it also means "poor" btw? my French is so rust XD

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Re: European House Add-on (EHA) by Gn_Leugim
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2012, 07:17:38 AM »
Yes it does means Poor in some way. " classes populaires " ( popular classes) are generally the people who don't have lots of money / are poor.
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Re: European House Add-on (EHA) by Gn_Leugim
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2012, 07:52:09 AM »
In Dutch it is almost the same as in German. Billige means cheap and arme means poor. In Dutch arme means poor, too. In Dutch cheap is goedkoop. I would say goedkope appartementen in Dutch, because arme appartementen sounds a bit weird to my ears; and I would go for billige Apartments in German.

It looks like a nice project, so keep it up. :thumbsup:

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Re: European House Add-on (EHA) by Gn_Leugim
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2012, 11:32:29 AM »
For the italian translation that is the best...what art128 said regarding the french translation is the same in italian
Yes it does means Poor in some way. " classes populaires " ( popular classes) are generally the people who don't have lots of money / are poor.
that's why we don't say "appartamenti poveri" but "appartamenti popolari" :D
hope this helps
Gugu