MTS2:Creator Guidelines/Sims 3 Pets/Sandbox
Sims 3 Pet Upload Guidelines
When uploading a pet for The Sims 3 to Mod The Sims, we have some basic requirements to ensure that your upload is good, shown well, and has the correct info and files needed for people to use it in their games. This allows both moderators to check your uploads for quality, and for downloaders to see if your item is something they want to add to their games.
|Saving your pet|
| Your pet must be saved as a .sim file to upload to MTS. When you save your pet in-game, use the button to save your pet to the bin. This will create a .sim file in your My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\SavedSims folder. This is the file that you will put in an archive file (see below under Zip, Rar, or 7z) to upload to MTS - NOT the .sims3pack created in Exports when you "share sim".
Why? The .sim file is much smaller in filesize, should work for everyone, and can just be tossed into SavedSims when people download, it rather than having to install it with the Launcher.
|Zip, Rar, or 7z|
|To upload your file(s) to MTS, you will need to compress them into an archive file, which makes them smaller and allows you to include many files in one download. The archive file formats we currently accept are .zip, .rar, and .7z.
For instructions on compressing your files into an archive, please see: Creator Guidelines: Creating Archive Files.
|Title & Description|
|Give your upload a descriptive title and write a text description for your upload, describing what you're uploading. Your title and description must be in English or provide an English translation. If you are not a native English speaker, using Google Translate is okay. You can also ask for help writing your description in the Creator Feedback Forum.|
|Credits and links for custom content|
| You are responsible for providing accurate descriptions, links, and credits for all pieces of custom content included with or pictured on your pet. This is to give credit to the creators for their hard work, and to make sure downloaders can get anything that isn't included by downloading it separately.
Crediting and Linking: If your pet is shown with ANY custom content, then you will need to provide links and credit for ALL pieces of custom content shown on your pet! This is not optional! Downloaders will need to follow the links you give as a "shopping list" to get your pet to look as it should in-game. Unless the content is no longer available from the original creator, do not include any of the custom content itself in your rar/zip file - only a "shopping list."
You must provide links and credit for all custom (default or non-default) markings, eyes, accessories, patterns, or custom sliders. A link and credit means writing something like: "Eye markings by tachyglossus: http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=471377" - it states the item (markings, eyes, whatever), the creator's name, and gives a direct link to where it can be found. If the site uses Flash or frames and you cannot link directly, please provide the best link you can, plus directions on how to get to the item ("click on hair, then page 3, and it's the fourth one down").
Please also make sure that you are clear on what is included with your pet and what is not. In the interests of clarity and consistency, please use the following terms so it is clear to both the moderator reviewing your upload, and the downloaders reading your info.
|When uploading your pet, you'll be asked to tick which expansion packs (EPs) and stuff packs (SPs) are required for your pet. In the case of pets, this should be Pets only.|
| Take some nice big (600 pixels or more on the smallest side is a good size to aim for), clear pictures of your pet. Your pictures should be in-game (not in CAS), and you should take your required screenshot indoors, with good lighting.
You will need to include certain screenshots with your pet. You must have at least:
Keep the following in mind for your screenshots, especially the required ones:
Please remember, for your required pictures:
Tip: You may, of course, include other pictures like posing pictures to show off your pet how you like.
|Uploads not allowed on MTS|
| These items are not allowed on MTS in any category.