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PostSubject: Tractor Discovery !   Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:43 pm

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I was doing a new lot and thinking that maybe I'll add a greenhouse, since when winter comes the plants turn dormant.   No   Purely out of curiosity, I placed three rows of 3 different plants inside and some trees in the other and  . . . SHAZAMM!!  Celebrate  It will have the plants even in the green house, no more waiting untill winter is over.  HappyTrio 

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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:25 pm

Does the tractor work through walls? Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:13 am

Interesting. Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:02 pm

It does work if you have the greenhouse windows.  This is after I planted a full garden in both greenhouses.  It harvested them both.



I'm trying to test out making a Festival Ground with the tractor on it.  I added more track to Blue tower and leveled down the bldg.  Sims did show up for the booths and Sims were able to get on for a hayride . . .


But after the first turn, the tractor booted them off and popped in the grassy spot  thinkin   Still trying to figure out what caused it.


I think it would be nice to have a hay ride at the festivals. beta    Anyone have an idea I'm all ears  SOS Help
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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:33 pm

Hey I think I'm on to something, still have some ground cleanup to do, but it's working.  Click on pic and it will take you to video (I hope)



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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:26 pm

Cool video ... Tractor Festival is a great idea!
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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:56 pm

Great idea and great video. It's nice to see it in action.

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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:53 pm

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But after the first turn, the tractor booted them off and popped in the grassy spot  thinkin   Still trying to figure out what caused it.


I think it would be nice to have a hay ride at the festivals. beta    Anyone have an idea I'm all ears  SOS Help
This must be some sort of bug because it happens to me every other day or so... I'll harvest then for some reason It will only harvest half.. when I go to harvest again it then boots my "mom" on the other side of the lot and the tractor a random spot in the grass as well....

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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:23 pm

Well it was back to the drawing board. . .  Mad  I had to completely redo the building, I couldn't figure out why the two snacks stands were disappearing when it changed seasons.  I must have had MOO when I placed them.  Turns out the ceiling wasn't high enough, and I made the mistake of putting it on a 60x60 instead of 50x50.   Surprised  Thank goodness I saved the original in my build world.   So I just use the 2-story columns to build a cover over it.   Now to go test it again, hope I didn't break it.

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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:20 pm

What a wonderful idea! Hope you get it figured out!! Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:39 am

Good work you're doing here. If I have a big farm with a long greenhouse and a track for the tractor going around it, the tractor will tend to the plants inside and I will be able to grow it? Then I can have a house on the right side at the front and a farm building at the back with a stable or some chicken or something?

Can you drive the tractor inside the barn?
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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:14 am

You sure can V, as long as this is where you put the start track, but remember you have to be able to drive out of it as well.  Both sides will need to be open.  The guy has two tractors, but they in  go two different start tracks

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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:49 am

It won't lift the garage door then? Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:25 am

Just a side note, your farm is beautiful LadyGee! I love it, Appaloosa?
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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:13 pm

Volvenom I did a quick test and it did go through the barn door.  A quick video for you. (click on pic)



Thank you Pieta, but it's not actually my farm, just used  pic as example.  But it is on the sims 3 site

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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:53 pm

Thanks for the link!
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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:10 pm

Your welcome.


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It won't lift the garage door then? Laughing 
Volvenom you've inspired me from that little test with the barn doors.  high five   This is the results, calling it "Over the Top"  (living space over the tractor barn)  


Thanks again for the idea  thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:01 pm

Haha I didn't think EA would have the ground contact to make the barn doors work and I was right. It does work partly though, perhaps something to consider Cool 

Thanks for bothering with the testing BigHug 
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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:20 pm

I know, her driving through the barn doors . .   Laughing   of  course you could alway do an open barn door.


But if you want the visual effect of the doors it kinda defeats the purpose.
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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:36 am

The open barn doors looks very good, great idea thumbs up 
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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:05 pm

Great ideas, ladies! I haven't had a chance to play with it yet but sure am looking forward to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:44 pm

This is awesome idea! Smile

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I know, her driving through the barn doors . .   Laughing   of  course you could alway do an open barn door.


But if you want the visual effect of the doors it kinda defeats the purpose.
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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:21 am

I just wake up this thread. I was wondering about those barn doors for my lot, but I don't want to install Pets just for that.

It does look like she harvests 5 or perhaps even 6 tiles away from the track?
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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:43 pm

I like the open barn doors and was thinking of doing an angled wall on each side and just using the barn siding. I couldn't get the tractor to start out of the barn with the barn doors at each end. And there didn't seem to be enough room for the tractor to turn into the barn at the back. Took me so long to get the track right I got tired of the barn working for the tractor.
Lionheart Farm takes the tractor 3 times to harvest to get everything. They had everything growing there for awhile.
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PostSubject: Re: Tractor Discovery !   Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:58 pm

Thank you Gram, that was very useful. Perhaps I could have a diagonal wall instead. I might have a size issue, but I could perhaps just make the barn a bit smaller.

That tractor is really efficient, 3 times over to harvest everything isn't that much. Can you get to top skills for this farming without tending to with the sim in person?
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