Private Room FAQ
Guide to Using the Cats Paw Island Room Uploader
Many of the subscription levels on Cats Paw Island allow the creation of "rooms" (also known as "locations"). Your rooms on Cats Paw Island are your own personal space. They can be pretty much anything as long as they don't violate the Terms of Service.
What are the absolute basics that I need to know?
  • Your image can be submitted as a GIF, PNG or JPEG.
  • The file size must be under 512 KB.
  • Any ratio (height and width) is fine because the image is stretched to fit the available space in the browser. To get the best ratio, you should probably be using about 9 x 5 (for example: use a room background picture that is 450 pixels wide and 250 pixels high).
  • What sorts of images am I allowed to use for my private room?
    You can do pretty much what you want, but here are some ideas:

  • Trees, mountains, rivers, etc. (all kinds of outdoor scenes)
  • Rooms (from your house, or a castle...any sort of room)
  • Outer space, or perhaps the surface of the moon.
  • Large utensils, cups, spoons, plates, the back of a bug (make it look like the wolves are as small as bugs at a picnic!)
  • Text (like, the words "I Love You" in big letters that you can rest on)

    And more! These are just some ideas to get you thinking. One common mistake that newbies make is to put water in the foreground. You need to have a lot of space for the people in the room. Don't forget that key element and you should be fine. You can have almost anything you want that could be seen as a background of some sort somehow. Just make sure that you have a place for the wolves to stand (or sit or lay down!) and remember to keep it PG-13!
  • PG-13? But I thought anything was okay in a private room! What isn't allowed?
    The fact is, there are some rules, even with "private" rooms. First of all, if you neglect to PASSWORD PROTECT your private room, and you don't have it "locked down" (i.e. maximum of zero users allowed in) and it is not restricted by an age appropriate setting, that means that anyone can just "walk in". We don't want to have a younger user visit your room and then see something inappropriate. So, you must be sure to set the ROOM RATING on your private room with an age appropriate restriction and then you must abide by it! With these thoughts in mind, here is what you can't have for your private room background:

  • No human, dead or alive. After all, this is Cats Paw Island!
  • No copyrighted artwork, photographs or other intellectual property unless you control the copyright (ie: from a video game or a TV show. That is art theft and we take that very seriously!)
  • No "naughty bits" (nudity that would violate a PG-13 rating).
  • No suggestive themes (example: dungeons are fine, but don't put anything in it that would make people think the room was for one thing, and one thing only.)
  • Rooms that will somehow start a fight. (ie: a room with writing on the walls that says "I hate ________" or "Death to ________")
  • In that same light, do not upload rooms that have any in appropriate words sprawled across the walls. (as detailed in our General FAQ and Rules.)
  • Gore, guts, or anything too graphic. A little blood is allowed, but don't overdo it.
  • Got it. I'm ready to upload! How?
  • Go to the map and click on Dream Islets.
  • Click on any of the areas you'd like to have your room in.
  • Double check any of the mini rules you see in the uploader to be sure your room meets the standards.
  • Click "Browse" and look for your room. Select it once found.
  • Then, in the dropdown menu below it, click which area of the map you'd like it to go.
  • Once you've done that, click "GO!" and make sure the room loaded successfully.

    Your room is now in the Room Reviewer awaiting a decision from one of our art staff. Don't worry, it'll go through in a timely manner. If it takes a day or two, that means your room is in discussion, but trust me, it is far from forgotten. Just sit back, enjoy the other rooms on WH and your room will be there in no time.
  • So.what can I do in my shnazzy new private room?
    Please read our General FAQ and Rules for more information on that. The main thing to remember is that almost anything is allowed in your own room, but the don't bring any of that stuff to the public rooms or it's a whole different story.
    There are people in my room that I don't want. What can I do?
    In your room, you are the boss. You can kick ('chase off') people you don't want right out of your room! You can even ban them from coming back in. You can also allow your friends the ability to kick people out, too. To do this, find your room in the Dream Isles and click the 'Edit' link next to your room. From there you can control who is allowed to enter, or who is denied entry. You may select certain people to be 'room alphas' (the 'police') and so on.
    I want to change my room title, too. How do I do that?
    Select the room editor by finding your islet and clicking on the 'Edit' link for your room. Using the room editor, you can change your room name, or indicate your room rating ('G', 'PG', 'R' and/or 'X').
    I have more questions. What should I do?
    Check on the Cats Paw Island forum, or contact a member of the Art Staff or a Cats Paw Island Administrator. They can assist you. But most important of all: Have fun!

    [ Cats Paw Island FAQ ] [ Cats Paw Island Rules ] [ Terms of Use ] [ The Art FAQ ] [ Uploading Poses ] [ Uploading Rooms ] [ Back to Cats Paw Island ]