During 2013, I plan on updating all of my old accessory and body meshes.
Most of the meshes I use for my Starfleet uniforms and accessories were made more than five years ago. I’m a better, more confident mesher now (for one thing, I no longer think that fat morphs have to look like shapeless blobs just because most Maxis ones do) and I also have better tools at my disposal. So it’s high time for a mesh overhaul.
The meshes that have been updated to date can be found under the *UPDATES* category, as well as on the Updates page. The updated meshes will of course also be added to the relevant posts.
Category: Lighting -> Misc.
Poly Count: (2,200+)
EPs Required: None – base game compatible
It’s not easy, being a Sim in Westeros: As if it weren’t enough that winter is coming, the night is dark and full of terrors to boot. To get through, your poor Sims obviously need something that can both keep them warm and keep away those white-faced, blue-eyed things that don’t just go bump in the night. You know, like a good brazier.
Category: Hobbies -> Exercise
EPs Required: None – base game compatible (but can be moved with the M&G quartertile cheat)
I don’t know about your Sims, but most of mine like to stay fit. Problem is, not all of them like to push weights on a benchpress, and others think that going jogging or running on a treadmill is mind-numbingly boring. Of course, for Sim kids the options are even more limited. So what’s a Sim to do if he wants to increase his body skill without being bored out of his pixel skull?
Why, get a trampoline, of course!
I’ve got myself a Tumblr, since all the kool kids seem to have one these days. (Not that I’m under any delusions of being either, but anyway. )
I will still be posting my uploads and stories here, but sometimes I’ve wanted a place where I can just ramble on about random stuff, or post screenshots of silly things my Sims do, or muse about WIPs, and I don’t want to clutter up this place with that.
So welcome to follow me at Nixed Thoughts!
Category: Electronics -> TV and Computer
EPs Required: None – base game compatible (but can be shifted if you have AL and moved with the M&G quartertile cheat)
I admit it: My medieval-ish Westeros ‘hood isn’t quite as medieval as it could be. My Sims have lots of cleverly disguised but no less horribly modern appliances, such as phones, stereos, computers – and TVs.
Personally, I prefer wall TVs for my Sims (even though I know there are different kinds of table TVs out there as well). Now, I’ve seen some two-tile wall TVs disguised as big, ornate paintings, and they’re great – for lords, ladies and knights anointed. But what about the smallfolk? The peasants and the common labourers, who don’t have all the gold of Casterly Rock at their disposal – what are they supposed to watch?
Why, this little one-tile wall TV disguised as a painting, of course!
Today I bring you hair for your Vulcan ladies, binned and familied for all ages.
This mesh hasn’t been posted on my blog before, but it’s been previously released at SimTrek (and then promptly ridiculed at another forum – for why be honest and actually tell somebody that you don’t like something when you can point and laugh behind their back where you think they won’t see?). Compared to the SimTrek version, though, this one has been thoroughly updated:
- it’s now animated for all ages, not just for AF/EF
- it fits more closely around the ears so that it looks better on Sims who don’t have pointy ears
- for all ages, it blends more smoothly with the neck
- AF/EF no longer has a gap at the neck
- all UV maps have been slightly edited, but not so much as to break existing recolours
- and finally, it’s got brand new Pooklet textures!
This is all George R. R. Martin’s fault. I’m currently re-reading A Song of Ice and Fire, and suddenly I realised I had to do something about the thinking caps in my Westeros ‘hood (that resides in an AnyGame that otherwise has been default replaced within an inch of its life). I mean, a lightbulb, really? A lightbulb?? Gods be good!
So I made some lightbulb-free default replacements.
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StephSim is back with another set of beautiful Babylon 5 textures, and once again I have the honour of hosting it. This time, Steph is regaling us with no less than 64 walls and 4 floors for the B5 Advisory Council Chamber.
All images are courtesy of Steph.