[legend=#4E66AC Empty house interior rules]whiteThe empty house interior (also known as the custom interior or warehouse interior) is one of the interiors available at Silver Trading. While all other interiors are made by Rockstar - this specific one allows you to create the whole interior from scratch, using SA:MP walls and other objects. It requires maturity and realistic thinking from those who purchase it, and while the admin team doesn't dictate you on how your interior should exactly look like - there's still some guidelines that have to be followed.
- House interiors should not be bigger than twice the size of their exterior. We understand that Rockstar made a lot of the house exteriors awkwardly small, and it's fine if your interior is bigger than the exterior - within limits though. Contact a member of Silver Trading if you're unsure whether your house will be too big or not. - House interiors should not have features that their exteriors don't have. While things like windows are alright, unexistant back door entrances, garages or basements in a trailer are not acceptable. - The empty interior allows you to create a basement. However, basements should not be seen as an extention to your house - if your house is small then it's small, you should buy a bigger one if you want to fit more rooms. You are allowed to create a small one-room basement, you need permission from a Silver Trading member if you want to create a larger one. - Hidden passages and entrances are allowed, as long as they make use of the door object (either the swinging one or the one openable with /door). It is not allowed to exploit objects with no collision or use objects that can only be moved via the furniture editing dialog. - House balconies and patios that expand into the blue void are allowed, as long as they cannot be entered (aka are only visible through a window / glass door). If your house exterior has a balcony or a patio - use the exterior furnishing feature to furnish it and roleplay there. If your house exterior doesn't have a balcony or a patio - then your interior may not have them either, refer to one of the guidelines above. - If you don't feel capable enough of creating the interior yourself you can always seek help and feedback from Silver Trading members or the Mapping Team. You can also find various IC furnishing factions in the IC factions section on the forums, their members will surely be willing to furnish your house in exchange for in-game money. [/legend]
Two things that were unwritten until now have been added to the rules:
Businesses loaned by factions from Faction Administration can have their interiors changed without a fee.
Disclaimer: Business interiors are tied to businesses, not players. Once the interior is added to the business - it belongs to that specific business, no matter who owns it. You lose the rights to the interior by losing the business, whether it happens through selling it to another player, through an inactivity wipe, through the return of a bizz that was loaned from Faction Administration or via any other means. The price you paid a mapper for creating the map is irrelevant in this case. You are, however, allowed to swap the interior between two businesses owned by you, as long as the change is approved by the Head of Maps.
This has been unwritten for quite a while and we've only done it upon being specifically asked whether it's possible or not, but following a discussion within the ST team we've decided to make it an official possibility.