Monday, October 29, 2012

New Vacation Destinations

This is another project I've been sitting on for a while and I keep forgetting I have it. I'm working on a custom vacation destination. It's for Strangetown and technically it's an Asian local, but its designed to be an Alien Space Colony. It's called Pollination Station #23 and I've already got a sweet hood deco and layout going on, but I should really work on making better custom lots. I also need to research what vacation activities you are supposed to be able to do at the Takemizu and see how many of them will line up with this new place.

I'm also interested in making a ski resort for a mountain local, where its always winter and it would have lovely ski lodges and lots of christmasy and winter decorations. It would be sweet if I can figure out how to make custom outings for it as well, so they can pay a tour guide to take them skiing and snowboarding since it's not so likely that I'll be able to include those activities any other way. An ice skating rink would be nice to include as well.

The third vacation spot I'd like to create is a wooded lake area. It would have lots of beach lots and activities like fishing and canoeing. Many of the existing mountain tours work well enough for this. I just want to include a lake beach that would be perfect for my Log Cabin Lake House and my Lakeside Cabins.

To round it out I'd need a beach local, and the point of these is to kind of mix up the typical so I can't do a nice warm tropical beach, so the only other option is a colder one, similar to New England beaches. But, no sense in reinventing the wheel, plasticbox has a fantastic neighborhood that I turned into just that. So I will have to think on this some more. I made a bunch of those little houses into single family 'rentals' by placing hotel doors on all the bedroom doors. This helped out when my Stargazer family vacationed there but had trouble making sure that the kids got fed. Renting a house with its own kitchen meant that mom could still cook for the littler ones.


  1. I love your scrapbook page! Is there a tutorial somewhere on how to convert main 'hoods into vacation 'hoods that I could follow?

    I picked this post to comment on because I wanted to tell you how much I like your scrapbook page, but all your mod ideas look great. I voted just now, for the College Collection, but I would love to have all of them in my game! :-)

  2. Kinda, the way I did it was to use Mootilda's Custom Sub Hood Template and linked it up that way. When I put my West Weasles hood in as a sub hood I did it with her Hood Replace Program and I moved each lot by hand into the bin and back onto the hood. About as tedious as the other method, but much less likelihood that you will mess something up. I couldn't do that for Elsewhere because many of the lots have been custom placed and can't be plunked back down in the same spot again.