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So, I've been learning how to do a bunch of stuff... including how to edit video, record audio, etc, etc, etc... and I was working on a little project I thought you guys would appreciate. smile.gif My friends and I are going to start doing gameplay videos in the future, so....

...I'm actually using you guys as guinea pigs.... *cough* smile.gif


 
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That is awesome!!!!!

 
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Ok a window should be in one of the circles (not sure which one).

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Hey! So cool! What program do you use for that? I love that stuff! thumbsup.gif

I recently used some time studying the house boat actually, trying to figure out how it looks like and where things are. I love this house and thought of taking inspiration from it to build my own house -perhaps, one day...- biggrin.gif You find a lot of pictures there:

http://www.macgyveronline.com/pages/houseb...ml#.VXAJP3MU6kq
On one of the pictures they say "Front Door Leading into the lounge area with blue storage room door to the right." it confused me quite a lot before I found out it must be a mistake. It is actually not a front door but a little door on the back wall, leading to the storage room which would be back the wall aside the fireplace.

About the back wall, you see its upper part (aside the fire place) very shortly in High control (S4) where you get the best pictures for the 2nd floor too as in MacGyver's women (S6). In Halloween Knight (S6) you see the first floor empty.
The back wall has a window at the kitchen corner, you see it quite well on the real pictures of the lounge. Then the wall continues and opens to the first floor's bathroom and laundry facilities, never mentioned on the series but you see it quite well from the outside picture as it is the rectangle block on the back: bathroom up with a mini-balcony, and toilets/laundry down with the storage room aside. Then comes the little door leading to the storage room.
They actually used the real houseboat for outside shots, and a studio for the inside. Which explains why we do not see everything and why the kitchen/lounge are not at the "right! place in the real house. The second floor did not exist in the studio, the stairs leading nowhere, they had the bedroom aside for filming, and there was only one bedroom in the series while in the house you have a half-bedroom (where you see the sewing machine, no door there, it is part of the landing, over the kitchen), the bathroom, and a wonderful bedroom (master bedroom) over the living-room

http://www.macgyveronline.com/pages/houses.html#.VXAJQXMU6kp

http://www.rdanderson.com/macgyver/location/location9.htm

 
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That's a great design, Jedi. Top work! thumbsup.gif

Yes what program you using?

 
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I'm actually using a game called Sims 4. If you've never heard of it, it's a fun PC game. This is the most recent version, which I've only had for a couple of weeks. It's mostly used to create people, or Sims. But the building feature is just fun and easy to use. The game has a bit of fun, twisted humor... so it's worth looking into if anyone is interested in playing it.

As for the lot, once it's finished, and if you own Sims 4, you can download this lot for free to use, edit and play with. Which is what I'm planning to do once I'm done with it. smile.gif

Thanks for all the info guys! I will play with it this weekend. I already see some changes I need to make. lolz

 
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OMG. That voice! wub.gif


There's a coupe of pictures of that back wall yoru asking about in houseboat gallery

You can also see it in Runners - (when Jennifer first goes to the houseboat) and Rock the Cradle.

I always thought of the bathroom extending out over the kitchen, much like it does in the real interior of that house.


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Duh! You mention it. I must have been smoking something at the time. roller.gif

Last Sims game I played was Sims 2. I think I vaguely recall a design feature but rarely played it. Great work Jedi!

 
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I remember my son talked about Sim4 but we don't have it... I'll see if we can find it somewhere. I am no videogame player, so it can be a big step for me to start with that kind of thing dry.gif

 
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First of all, I have to admit, I love your voice. You've got this storytelling voice. Love it. wub.gif

Anyway, I always found the Sims fascinating but their games always seem the come out real fast. How many games do they have? 20? I think it's because of that I never really got into it, there are so many of them out there. I guess it's the expansion and accessory packs.

Good work so far. I understand you want to keep it as real to the actual houseboat as possible. If that was a real house, everybody would walk against the stairs. I'd move it more to the left but you gotta do it with the things available right.

Every thought about adding water around the house? Oh and remember you can see from the top floor into the living room. biggrin.gif

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I can't remember which episode it's in but there is a scene which shows most of that back wall and there was a little alcove behind the desk which had a big plant in it. I remember it because I thought it was odd to have the desk in front of what looked like a doorway entrance and also odd to have a giant plant stuffed in it.


Anyway here's a shot from Ma Dalton....

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You can see that back wall in "Jericho games" .

 
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Indeed. biggrin.gif

I think also in Halloween Knights they take a high shot from the corner to show the empty houseboat and I think you can see most of the wall there too.

 
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here, at 16.57 you see Mac standing at his desk and half of the back wall is quite clear back himl: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ft9t8_m...erico-games_fun

 
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After I saw this vid it almost made wanting to buy this game.

 
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QUOTE (Kristelle @ 6 June 2015 - 08:27 AM)
here, at 16.57 you see Mac standing at his desk and half of the back wall is quite clear back himl: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2ft9t8_m...erico-games_fun

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how did you do that Kiwitek?? surprise.gif It never works for me... sad.gif

 
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Wow, lots of material! Thanks guys! I'll go ahead and make some changes to the main level today... the upstairs will be the next to tackle. BWAHAHAHA!!!

I actually did an original attempt at this with Sims2 but I no longer had my expansion packs and my old computer just couldn't handle it. The building feature is so much more powerful in Sims 4, at least... in my personal opinion.

I have thought about putting it on water. Anything you build can be easily moved and in build mode you can do anything basically. Once I'm finished, I will move it, and put water around it. smile.gif

Those thinking of getting Sims4, it's a great game if you're gamer or not. My mother used to spend hours building and designing houses in Sims1. The Create-A-Sim feature is also very easy... they liken it to using clay, and you can make just about anyone. I'll post a couple of videos a bit further down.

Thanks for all the compliments... the compliments on my voice was very unexpected. XD Usually people find my voice annoying. *shrugs* You guys are awesome. blush.gif notworthy.gif




 
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This seems like so much fun! laugh.gif

I already went to see in the shop but it's still a bit pricey and there is an expansion pack I'd like. Sims Get To Work. I've seen a few clips of it though. All those players are like ecstatic especially on working at the hospital and there are like so many other options to start companies. You can start boutiques and etc. Hmm, I wonder if there is a teacher's career available? I think the options with this game are almost endless.

Jedifferet, I'm looking forward to your finished result. Keep posting those vids.

 
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I think I lucked out because I got it half price. As soon as I did, it went back up to full price. I got the Outdoor Retreat expansion pack, and next week they're adding more lots and a new town for free.

I'll try to stay away from the expansion pack while making the houseboat so that way there won't be any problems with people downloading the lot that might not have it.

If I don't have an update by tomorrow, then later this upcoming week. smile.gif

 
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I think the regular game here was around 33.99 (which is a fair price) and the expansion pack also or maybe a little more expensive. So together that quite adds up.

Just wondering how it works because you need the original game to be able to play the expansion which you have to buy and install seperately? And then there is a whole bunch of downloadable content?

Seeing this just wants me to make my own town. Creating sims based on people you know maybe, just as in that vid you posted. The hell with it, maybe I just have to buy it.

The outdoor retreat seems like a MacGyver thing. You don't by any chance plan to make him a Sim, are you? biggrin.gif

 
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Yeah, you buys Sims 4 first, then you buy the expansions separately. The "Get to Work" one is a bit pricey for an expansion, but that may be due to the things you can now do in the game, I presume. It's expensive here in the US too.

Usually expansion packs run about $15-20. Outdoor Retreat was $15 for me. I'll probably wait on Get to Work until it comes down in price.

I actually do have a MacGyver Sim, though he didn't come out the way I wanted. There are some MacGyver Sims you can download already, but I still like mine better. I can show him in the next video. I also have Dean and Sam Winchester.

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Strangely all the reviews i have read on Sims 4 have been pretty lowsy. Most actually prefer Sims 3.

Do you think its better? More so, do you know what the big deal is?

 
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Actually, I don't. I've only play Sims 3 on the Xbox360, and it makes a lousy console game. lol In fact, I like the graphics better in Sims 4. Sims 3 graphics always looked a bit... off. But, I'm used to Sims being kinda cartoonish. So the more realistic looking Sims just looks creepy to me.

 
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I heard Sims 3 was more of an open world like game with no loading screens so that you can actually see them travel to their destinations. They took that out of the game apparently. Just as toddlers and swimming pools.

I think some of the comments and reviews are exaggerated but I haven't played the games, so what do I know?

 
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So can you can make sims?

 
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You sure can! I'll probably have a gameplay video of my MacGyver Sim later today. I just need to go to work for a few hours first, and then I'll come home, finish up the video and upload it to YouTube. So keep your eyes peeled. happy.gif

 
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UPDATE!!! lol


 
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This is so cool.

 
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