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Official MTS 2014 Photo Contest Calendar -2 Versions!- + Holidays!

by Phaenoh Posted 20th Dec 2013 at 4:16 PM - Updated 21st Dec 2013 at 4:22 PM by Phaenoh
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Our yearly calendar contest was again quite popular. As always, the winners were used to create a 12 day calendar. As before a special 20 day SSN calendar was also done. The major difference with this calendar (aside from lovely new images) is a change in the font used. I'm rather embarrassed to say, I had a request for my calendar to be made with Simlish. As that's what I'd thought I'd done, it was clear that I needed to do a better job with it! :P

The filler images were chosen by looking at the highest non-winning scores. Anyone who had already won a spot on the calendar was skipped over to let others have a shot. The full 12 and 20 photos are on a collage attached at the bottom of this post. The winners names' are included in the catalog description of each calendar.

With the 12 Day calendar you can choose which month to start at and every night around midnight the photo will roll over to the next. Unfortunately, the setting will not stick after a lot reload, so you will have to remember to reset it each time you enter the lot. The calendar itself costs $100 and is in the decorative > wall hangings category.

The 20 Day calendar is made for those of your with Seasons, where each season is 5 days long and your year is 20 days. As per last year's updates, this calendar does not need to be set at all. It will automatically set the day to the correct weekday (as does the 12 day one), the season to whatever season you happen to be in, and the picture to the day of the year. The 'year' starts at the top of the seasons UI, btw. In debug mode (testingcheatsenabled) you can change which day of the week it is and change the season to the first day of any season. This was done to help you sync your neighborhood up easier. It's a tad cheaty, so that's why its only in debug mode.

Additionally, I've also created a 20 Day calendar that includes Holidays! It is identical to the normal 20 Day calendar, but on 8 days throughout the year you will be notified via pop up message that today is a holiday and what that holiday is celebrating. It is entirely up to you to decide if you actually want your sims to observe the holiday, so it's pretty harmless. The holidays were created by doing some research on the TS3 holidays and then tweaking them, and adding in a few holidays that are already present in our games (with the Holiday Packs) and also a few things that many simmers share in common. MTS celebrates Great Ideas Day on April 1st, and every simmer whose played a Legacy or most other challenge knows you need a Founder to get started.

Spring 2ndLover's DayToday is Lover's Day! Love is in the air; make sure your sweetheart knows how much you care!
Spring 4thLlama Fools DayToday is Llama Fools Day! Pranks on llamas and pranks by llamas; don't fall for them or you'll be the butt of the joke!
Summer 3rdNation's DayToday is Nation's Day! Today is a great day for getting outdoors having a grill-out and watching fireworks.
Fall 1stFounders DayToday is Founders Day! Appreciating grandparents and remembering ancestors; today is a day to be thankful.
Fall 4thSpooky DayToday is Spooky Day! Ghosts and zombies witches and vampires - are they real or just the kids next door?
Winter 3rdWinter's EveToday is Winter's Eve! Make sure you have a tree and some cookies if you want Santa to come tonight!
Winter 4thWinter's DayToday is Winter's Day! Gift giving and spending time with family is what this day is about.
Winter 5thNew Year's EveToday is New Year's Eve! The best New Years' parties start at 8 so don't be late!

It is up to you whether you intend to observe these holidays, or if different sim families celebrate different ones. I've found in my game Winter's Eve and Day gets celebrated if there are kids in the house and if not, then the adults celebrate New Year's Eve instead. Lover's Day has become a big wedding and engagement day, and the kids love Llama Fool's Day. How you play with these new days is up to you, and you can of course let some holidays go by unnoticed, like Columbus Day , does anyone even know what month that is in?


P.S. Congrats to our winners!

Polygon Counts:
The calendars have 16 faces, super low poly to make up for the slightly larger texture files.

Additional Credits:
Heaven for hosting the contest, and the staff for judging.
Neder for the day changing code.
Paladin's Palace for the season changing debug code.
Inge for creating the page flipping code on the original calendar.
Black Spirit for the day of the week code.

Our lovely images were provided by (winners) Phaenoh, Fivey, CatherineTCJD, mustluvcatz, janequimby, leefish, katvenus, Miuki, marmbite12, Chemik, Taylor1880, TotallySimsCrazy, and (runner ups) ekrubynaffit, cutedragon, Function09, zoozeegirl, cespencer7, peedieprincess, hannahsim201999, Charmful.

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