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Project Heavy: Aligeth’s Robin Hood Tunic for Consort’s Heavy Male

Posted by NixNivis on 13 Apr 2021

Before we start, I must apologise for being so bad at answering comments. I love getting comments and I read and appreciate each and every one, never ever think that I don’t. But I haven’t had the best spoon supply lately, and intelligible (or at least somewhat coherent) communication… some days, it takes a lot of spoons. And I just haven’t had those spoons to spare. Very sorry about that. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But things are looking better now, and I’ll try to catch up post-haste!

But you’re not here to hear me whine about spoons, you’re here for Sim stuff. So let’s do Sim stuff! My last post was something of a teaser. Now I’m not teasing any more. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Consider this the first official post for “Project Heavy”!

“Project Heavy” is what I call my Big Bodyshop Project of 2021: converting as much medieval clothing as I possibly can (spoons allowing) for Consort’s heavy male. Because chunky Sims need clothes, too – and proper clothes, thank you very much, not just some skimpy (and skinny) fat morphs that are neither chunky nor shapely enough for a truly heavy Sim. So I’m going to get them some proper clothes (and hopefully inspire others to join the cause as well).

My plan is to convert clothing of all categories as well as some showerproof skintones, so your nice, chunky Sim gents can look nice and chunky all the time, all the way. Iโ€™m selfishly going to start with some of my favourite outfits (I can tell you right now that Almighty Hatโ€™s stuff will be heavily featured, as well as some of the great TSM conversions by VampireKiss666), but when we get a bit further down the line Iโ€™ll be taking requests, too. Just to give you a heads-up. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So let’s get this party started!

I love Aligethโ€™s Robin Hood tunic and I love Oph3liaโ€™s bracer-less edit of it edit even more, and I’ve known ever since I first thought of this project that I wanted to convert it for heavy males. All those pretty folds made it a little challenging, but Iโ€™m still happy with how it turned out.

Iโ€™ve converted my favourite recols, by Lothere, Andavri, and Almighty Hat (but I’m absolutely open to suggestions if there are others you’d like to see as well!). All in all thatโ€™s more than 100 recols (mostly because of Hat), so hopefully your heavy Sim gents will be able to find something thatโ€™s to their liking. :mrgreen:

A couple of things before we start. First and foremost, all outfits are texture-referenced to the original ones. This because I think/assume medieval players will have most of the originals in their games already and donโ€™t want to bloat your Downloads folders more than necessary. Of course, it also means that for my converted outfits to appear correctly, you need to have the corresponding original in game lest your heavy Sims will show up wearing their birth suits (sort of). I can easily think of a number settings where this might not be appropriate. ๐Ÿ˜›

Second, everything comes in two versions, tooltipped and mfBSOKโ€™d โ€“ choose one. The mfBSOKโ€™d outfits are (mostly) sorted by colour according to these charts @ PBK (or as close to them I could get for colours not included).

All outfits are for YAEM and the mesh has fat and preg morphs.

And with that out of the way โ€“ on to the conversions!

We’ll start with the Lothere’s 14 recolours. The plain ones, I’ve categorised as everyday, athletic and outerwear, but not as formal. The formal, gold-embroidered ones on the other hand, I’ve categorised as everyday, formal and outerwear, but not as athletic. (I thought the plain ones not quite fancy enough for formal wear, but the formal ones a little too fancy for athletic wear.) King Richard in the title pic is wearing the formal red & green one.

To give you an idea of the overall shape:



Next, we have Andavri’s eight “Beautiful as Me” recols. They’re all categorised as everyday, formal and outerwear. (Guilty confession: I cheated with the mfBSOK’ing here, and sorted them all as Merchant rather than by colour. ๐Ÿ˜ณ ) Lord Jonathan is wearing Fox in the title pic.



And then we have Almighty Hat’s Du Lac tunics. Since Hat is even more insane than I am ๐Ÿ˜‰ she made “a whole slew” of recolours – no less than 82 of them, in Aelia’s Autumn, Pooklet’s Naturals and CuriousB’s Any Colour You Like (ACYL). And your heavy Sim gents are getting all of them. ๐Ÿ˜€ (These, I did mfBSOK by colour – yes, all 82 – so hopefully you can give me a pass for cheating with the Andavri ones. ๐Ÿ˜› )

I’m not giving you screenshots of all 82 recolours because that would break my brain and it’s got black holes in it already (no, I’m not kidding, even though it’s a medical term in my case rather than an astronomical one), so instead I’m going to give you the great swatches Hat provided for her uploads – thank you, Hat! โค – so you know what colour combos you're getting. All outfits are categorised as everyday, formal, athletic and outerwear.

First, we have Aelia's Autumn colours. (In the title pic, Robin Hood is wearing Olive, no. 11.)




Then, Pooklet’s Naturals:




And finally, CuriousB’s ACYL:



That should be enough to keep your heavy Sims going for a while, don’t you think? Next stop: underwear! :mrgreen:

About File Names

Consort called this bodyshape Heavy Male (and that’s the name I’ll use when talking about it), but in the original BSOK itโ€™s called Consortโ€™s Fat Male (CF) โ€“ which means it’s called Consortโ€™s Fat Male/CF in the mfBSOK, too. So my conversions will be labelled “CF” as well. Iโ€™ll always keep the original file names and they usually have an “am” in there somewhere, so when youโ€™re browsing your Downloads folder it’ll hopefully be clear that these are outfits for adult males and not female children. ๐Ÿ˜›

Credits and Thanks

Consort for the heavy male bodyshape
Aligeth for the original Robin Hood tunic
Oph3lia for the edit to Aligeth’s tunic
Lothere, Andavri and Almighty Hat for the original recolours
Norica for the mfBSOK and for adding this bodyshape to it
and Lifa for showing me how to make WSOs

10 Responses to “Project Heavy: Aligeth’s Robin Hood Tunic for Consort’s Heavy Male”

  1. These are sooo amazing! So many colors. I’m a huge fan of the original outfit; all my minstrels wear it, and this is a great addition for that one minstrel who lags behind the rest of the troupe strumming idly on his lute.

    • NixNivis said

      Thankee muchly. ๐Ÿ˜€ Glad you like them! The original outfit is one of my all-time favourites, there’s at least one Sim (often more) wearing it in every. single. one. of my medieval households. And yeah, this is definitely for that lagging minstrel, who then hitches a lift with a passing hay cart and waves cheerfully at his mates as he leaves them behind in the dust. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. croiduire said

    Beautiful work, as always. I’ve never played with body shapes, as much as I’ve wanted to, because the custom skins available just don’t work with my beloved default and geneticised skins (Pyxis’ Venice skinblends) and thus far properly inheritable skins have been more important to me, but I can’t wait to see your showerproof skins!

    • NixNivis said

      Thank you. โค I must admit I was quite late to the bodyshape party myself, but now I use them all over my medieval 'hood (not so much in my "normal" (if there is such a thing ๐Ÿ˜› ) and Star Trek 'hoods, even if I'm thinking of doing some conversions of my Starfleet uniforms – I'm working on a major updates for those anyway). For some reason, geneticised skins have never been that important to me, I use a glorious mess of non-gen, gen and gen + townified skintones in my games, so bodyshaped parents not passing on their skintones to their children doesn't really bother me. To each their own. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Pyxis Venice, you say? *makes a casual note*

  3. I absolutely love Consort bodyshape. It’s the only chubby one I use for my males. I love your conversions too๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—Thank you so much for making them. Would you consider making some modern consort outfits? He doesn’t have any outwear. No one is making anything for this shape and I can retexture and recolour but I can’t mesh๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

    • NixNivis said

      Hi there! ๐Ÿ˜€ Glad you like my conversions! I love this bodyshape, too, I don’t understand why it isn’t more popular. Our games need chubby Sims!

      I’ve seen your Consort recols over at Tumblr, they’re great! ๐Ÿ™‚ And I can absolutely convert some modern outfits, too, once I’ve got a bit further with the medieval ones. We can’t have our chubby Sim guys go out in the cold without proper outerwear, now can we? :mrgreen: Are there any particular outfits you’d like to see? Or just the Maxis ones?

  4. darklingTiresias said

    Hey, Nix, would you be willing to share that .wso? I’m in a converting kind of mood.

    • NixNivis said

      HI! I’m absolutely willing to share the .wso! ๐Ÿ˜€ I actually thought about uploading it before, but I honestly wasn’t sure if anybody but me would be interested. I’m thrilled to hear that you are, IMHO this bodyshape needs more love.

      I’ve uploaded it here. And I’d love it if you’d shoot me a link to your conversions when they’re done (if you want to, of course), my heavy Sims always and desperately need more clothes. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • darklingTiresias said

        Your wish is my command. ๐Ÿ˜€

        I know you’ve mostly been focusing on royal/noble sims with Project Heavy, and I don’t wanna step on your toes, so I decided to go for some stuff that probably wasn’t in your immediate project pool. Hope you enjoy anyway!

        • NixNivis said

          That was quick! Thanks! And your conversions turned out great – I foresee an influx of heavyset pirates and blacksmiths in my medieval ‘hood in the immediate future. ๐Ÿ˜€

          And that’s very considerate of you, I really appreciate that. ๐Ÿ™‚ Know what, I’ll tell you what I’m currently working on, so you know… well, what I’m working on. ๐Ÿ˜› Apologies in advance for the wall of text.

          First of all, underwear – I’ve converted all (I think) of Hat’s hosen and also the linen braises; I’m currently in the process of mfBSOK’ing them, so hopefully it won’t be too long before they’re up. I was thinking of doing Andavri’s Superman Is Dead, too, for the sake of variation (and also because I like them), but after doing 80+ of Hat’s I was a bit fed up with hosen, so I decided not to do Andavri’s, not in this round at least. (So if you feel like doing underwear… ๐Ÿ˜‰ I cheated with the mesh here, BTW, and used Consort’s original underwear mesh – making my own when he already had one seemed a bit redundant, especially since I made my .wso from Consort’s mesh.)

          I’ve also made meshes for Aligeth/Oph3lia’s Friar Tuck tunic (with and w/o poulaines) and Aligeth’s doublet and hose, and am working on the mesh for VK’s TSM king cape sword. But those are the only projects I’ve actually started on; other than that, I do have a project list, but it’s just a list, nothing more. I haven’t started making anything else. So if there are outfits you want to convert, by all means convert them! And if they happen to be something I’d been thinking of converting as well – great, then I won’t have to do them and I can cross them off my list. ๐Ÿ˜€

          Hoping to see many more great conversions from you! I’m thrilled to see someone else converting for this bodyshape. :mrgreen:

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