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Issue 34: Celebrating 3 games!

001We have been hard at work to get issue 34 out, but we are now ready to bring you 200+ pages of Sims goodness! This issue is all about celebrating Sims 2, Sims 3 and Sims 4! We have been playing with all three games and I hope you enjoy them all as much as we do. We of course have interviews for you as well as finds, regular articles and new creative goodies.

Please tell us what you think! Leave a comment here or on the forum.

We really hope you enjoy!

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Issue 33 Springs Forth!

001Issue 33 is now out! Despite our attempts to pare down, we have yet another big issue for you – we just love our readers that much! You’ll enjoy a great interview with community member therearecookieshere and get to see our staff members’ takes on the hot, new colors for the season.  You’ll also get a glimpse into some fantastic Sims’ homes. And, of course, we feature our community’s great work from the forum challenges as well as all the recurring articles you’ve come to expect.

Please tell us what you think! Leave a comment here or on the forum.

We really hope you enjoy!

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Contest: From Drab to Fab

EA’s decoration can be hmm how to put it, unfortunate at times. Often the house itself is perfectly nice, but the decoration lacks details and seems unfinished and the colours, lets not go there. This contest is all about fixing that!

The Task

Take any EA residential lot. Take before pictures of the house. We want you to finish what EA started and turn the house into what it should have been.  Take what EA tried to do and do it right. Add details to it, decorate it, change the colours. See the rules for more details.

Prizes

Get featured in the next issue of the magazine and win sims store prizes.

Join the contest

The Christmas is officially published

001Hi everyone, now I am done stuffing my face with Christmas food and had time to sit down and fix all the links for the newest issue. This means that you can now read the full official version issue 32. It now also include the gift from BauFive that we have teased you about on the cover! I really hope you all enjoy it. I know I have!

The pdf will be added shortly.

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Beta Christmas Issue Out Now!!!

001We worked really hard to get the issue out before christmas. It is not quite finished but here you have an early beta version. All the links will be fixed after christmas, none are working right now. All the articles are finished and ready for you, but if you are after the links, come again after christmas.

Happy holidays and a merry christmas!

 

Read the beta issue online

 

Donation Plea Update

Edit: Update 23/10 2013

We are now halfway to our goal! That means that all of last year is now payed for! Any new donations from now on will go towards paying for the next year’s expenses!

I would like to personally  thank Bridelyn for a large donation. I would also like to thank Enla and the anonymous donors for their generous help!

Because of your generous donations we have a new gift for you all. This time it is from Lis0 who generously donated a stack of collages for us sims 3 players. Grab them at the donation page. They are free for all of the community.

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EDIT: Update 6/10 2013

We are now at 250 $ so thank you guys! Lets see if we can’t reach 350 $ within the next 14 days – that will mean that we have raised enough money to cover all of 2012/13 costs! Any money we raise after that will go towards the next year’s costs so we don’t have to do this again any time soon. Once we reach the next goal we will have a gift which is not a house build by me, but something else!

That also means that I have more gifts for the community for you to say thank you for being awesome and helping us reach our goals!

Gift for reaching our second goal – 200 $ 

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Get the gifts at the donation page

Original post 18/9 2013

For those who might have had problems donating on Sunday due to the country setting of the first donation form I set up. It is fixed, so if you wanted to donate and couldn’t please try again.

As of right now we have raised 150 $ out of the 700 $ we are aiming for. Thank you to those who have donated already. When you donate, make sure to put your forum name in the note area or PM me your name on the forum. I would love to thank you probably on the forum.

Become a backer!

In the upcoming issues all donators will have their names listed as LivingSims backers. We really appreciate this!

Drive Gifts

I would like to offer a little bit of incentive for us to reach the goal. For each 100 $ we raise I would like to offer all of the community a gift of a house build by me or another staffer. Let me know in the comments if that should be decorated or not please. Those who donate will get to wish for a style/type of house if they donate more than 3 $ – put your wish in the note area or send me a PM on the forum.

If we do not reach the goal…

If we do not reach our goal of 700 $ within a month, we might have to move our forum and site to a less expensive server and we all know that that will result in more downtime and general annoying crap. So please if you can spare a few bugs, send them our way!




Gift for reaching our first goal – 100 $ 

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Get the gifts at the donation page

 

 

Donation plea

Dear LivingSims Community. It has been two years since we last had a donation drive. In that time I have footed the bill for running the site. At this time I can not afford it on my own. I hope that our generous community will help cover the expenses for running the site and the magazine. I have to ask you dear community to please help us economically. Any amount will help and if you can not help we understand that completely!

Our expenses are: Domain name fee, 1 dropbox pro-account and our servers at mediatemple.net. That amounts to about 350 $ a year. We want to cover the coming year and last year’s expenses in this drive, so that amounts to 700 $  which is our goal for this donation drive.

We will of course not come asking for donations again until we have we have used all of the money you donate which should not be until a year or two has passed. The donation link will be up until we reach the amount we need and then we will remove it.  A big thank you to all who donate.

We sincerely hope you will help. Any amount would be appreciated!

Macthekat, Editor in Chief




Challenge rule update: Go wild, no more only enter 3 times

We have decided that we want to remove the “You may only enter a challenge 3 times rule” from all current and future challenges. We do this so that you can keep doing a challenge you enjoy without having to wait for it to get a second incarnation. But we also want to encourage you to try out different challenges and keep challenging your self!

Go wild and I will see you in the challenges!

Issue 31 unleashed!

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Issue 31 is now out! We have a great and rather big issue for you! The theme this time is Outdoor Living. We are taking you on a roadtrip across America. The staff have all tackled the same backyard makeover and made beautiful pool areas. We have some great interviews with community members, FraniJo & Krissuliin along with an interview with all the staffers. We of course also feature our community’s great work from the Challenges and of course all the regular articles. We really hope you enjoy.

Read online

Read the Pdf

If you want to give us feedback, drop us a comment here, or post on the forum

And I have finally gotten around to creating a pdf of issue 30, sorry it took me so long. Read the pdf of issue 30.

I have also updated the Article List, that you can use to find that old article from issue 8, that you are looking for. It is searchable with your browser’s find/search function – most likely located on ctrl+F

Issue 31 is in the works

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We are working frantically on getting the next issue done. We was planning to put it out some time ago, but somehow we didn’t quite get there. However we are back on track and the issue will be out within days. This coming issue is focused on outdoor living. Here is a quick preview of how the cover will look like this time.