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PSA: About Animations and NPCs

Posted by NixNivis on 26 October, 2018

Since this is a question I’ve been asked a few times, and also something I’ve seen come up on other sites:

None of my animated objects are controlled by NPCs!

 
Contrary to what seems to be popular belief, animated objects don’t always require an NPC to run; whether they do depends on the type and complexity of the object and not just on whether or not it’s animated. Objects that move around the lot, like Rebecah’s farm animals, usually need an NPC to work, but simple animated objects like mine, that rotate/swing/rock in place, do not.

But if any object of mine did spawn an NPC (which I say again, they do NOT), I promise you it would say so very, very clearly in the upload post. I know there are creators out there who like to foist undisclosed features upon their downloaders, but I’m not that kind of creator.

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REQUESTED: Bella Statue, Floor Version

Posted by NixNivis on 14 November, 2017


Thanks to Colin Hay for the title.

Category: Decorative -> Sculpture
EPs Required: None – base-game compatible
Cost: $1500
Poly Count: Medium poly (1982)

A while back, downloader Joke Dam asked for a life-size (well, life-size for Sims) version of my Bella table statue, “so Mortimer Goth could have one hidden at his attic.” I thought this was a great idea – I mean, it’s not just Mortimer, every Sim home ought to have a statue of Bella, right? So, as requested, I made one. 🙂

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2016 Fishmas Gifts

Posted by NixNivis on 30 January, 2017

Fishmas Gifts 2016

Feel like some more candles? 😛

These are my gifts for the 2016 Fishmas Advent Calendar at leefish.nl. I know not everybody frequent that site, so I’m going to share them here as well, now that the creators of the gifts at long last have been revealed over there. 🙂

I actually made four gifts for the Advent calendar, but the fourth one, which was fulfilling a wish, will be in a separate post. (You’ll understand why when you see it.)

You’ll find a download button after each gift, but there will also be one at the very end of the post, in case you want to download all of them in one swoop.

Merry Fishmas! :mrgreen:

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Posted in BUY MODE, Decorative, DOWNLOADS, Lighting, Seasonal | 6 Comments »

Animated TSM Orrery

Posted by NixNivis on 23 May, 2014

Animated TSM Orrery

Category: Decorative -> Sculpture
EPs Required: None – base-game compatible
Cost: $2000
Poly Count: Low poly (>2300 polys, but on 5x5x2 tiles)

So. The TSM orrery. You know, that huge thingamajig that sits high, high in the ceiling of the wizard’s tower and rotates in fifteen different directions at the same time. That orrery. I’ve been looking at it askance for some time now, wondering if I were brave enough to attempt animating it. Yes, it would require a bazillion joints, but it’s just going ’round and ’round, right? And if there’s one thing I’m good at animating, it’s things that go ’round and ’round… so I did. Like so:
 

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Posted in Animated, BUY MODE, CONVERSIONS, Decorative, DOWNLOADS, Medieval-ish, Objects, THEMES, TSM | 26 Comments »

Six TSM Floor Mirrors

Posted by NixNivis on 5 February, 2014

Six TSM Floor Mirrors

Category: Decorative -> Mirrors
EPs Required: None – base game compatible
Cost: Varies
Poly Count: Low poly to High poly!

Remember back when I converted the TSM wall mirrors, and said I’d eventually do the floor mirrors as well? Probably not, but I do. 😉 And I have. So without further ado I bring you six TSM floor mirrors, converted for your TS2 convenience.

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Posted in BUY MODE, CONVERSIONS, Decorative, DOWNLOADS, Medieval-ish, Objects, THEMES, TSM | 14 Comments »

Nine TSM Wall Mirrors

Posted by NixNivis on 22 October, 2013

Nine TSM Wall Mirrors

Category: Decorative -> Mirrors
EPs Required: None – base game compatible (but can be shifted if you have Apartment Life)
Cost : Varies
Poly Count: Low poly (none over 600 polys)

Maybe it’s because I haven’t been downloading from the right places, but if there’s something I don’t have nearly enough of in my medievalish Westeros ‘hood, it’s mirrors, especially wall mirrors. Thankfully, there is no lack of such in The Sims Medieval you can convert, only I couldn’t choose which ones I wanted in my game… so I converted the lot of them. 😀

So, I give you the nine TSM wall mirrors (yes, nine; one isn’t in the title picture), seven of them with frames in Pooklet’s naturals. Picture heavy post ahead!

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Posted in BUY MODE, CONVERSIONS, Decorative, DOWNLOADS, Medieval-ish, Objects, THEMES, TSM | 8 Comments »

Bella Statue, Table Version

Posted by NixNivis on 29 July, 2012

Category: Decorative -> Sculpture
Cost: $300
Poly Count: High poly!
EPs Required: None – base game compatible

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Sims Snow Globe

Posted by NixNivis on 3 January, 2012

Category: Decorative -> Sculpture
Cost: $30
Poly Count: Low poly
EPs Required: None – base game compatible

I had originally planned to have this finished for Christmas, but that obviously didn’t happen – so you’re getting it as a (slightly delayed) New Year’s gift instead.

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Posted in BUY MODE, Decorative, DOWNLOADS, Seasonal | 14 Comments »

Small Ancient Transport Urn

Posted by NixNivis on 15 September, 2011

Category: Decorative -> Sculpture
Cost: $200
Poly Count: Medium poly
EPs Required: None – base game compatible

If you think this looks a lot like the Ancient Transport Urn from the base game, then you… are absolutely correct. 😉 This is the Ancient Transport Urn, only without the column and reduced in size so you can put it on a table or a shelf. It’s base-game compatible, but it can be placed on all surfaces – including, but not limited to, OFB shelves and deco slots like on dressers and mantles.

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Decorative Sextant

Posted by NixNivis on 28 August, 2011

Category: Decorative -> Misc.
Cost: $250
Poly Count: High poly! 6500+
EPs Required: None – base game compatible

A sextant for your sea-faring Sims. 🙂

I wish I could take credit for this gorgeous mesh, but I can’t – it’s from Turbosquid. Tweaking it to be game-friendly and turning it into (shiny!) Sim deco is all my doing, though.

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Small Basketball Hoop

Posted by NixNivis on 21 August, 2011

Category: Decorative -> Wall Hangings
Cost: $50
Poly Count: Low poly
EPs Required: None – base game compatible (but can be shifted up and down if you have Apartment Life)

I really can’t take any credit for this mesh, nor for the textures – this is simply the hoop from the Free Time basketball court, resized a bazillion times and turned into (base-game compatible) wall deco.

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Starfleet Clutter III: Coffee Mugs (Plain and with Starfleet Insignia)

Posted by NixNivis on 18 June, 2011

Category: Decorative -> Misc.
Cost: $10
Poly Count: Low poly
EPs Required: None – base game compatible

No matter what they say, it’s coffee (or possibly tea, Earl Grey, hot), not dilithium, that makes Starfleet go ’round. So of course your Trek Sims – and your Trekker Sims – need some coffee mugs to clutter up their desks!

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Starfleet Clutter II: Isolinear Chips

Posted by NixNivis on 9 May, 2011

Category: Decorative -> Misc.
Cost: Between $3 (single chip) and $50 (chip tower)
Poly Count: Low poly
EPs Required: None – base game compatible

Today I bring you some more Starfleet clutter, this time for your engineers: isolinear chips!

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Starfleet Clutter I: PADDs

Posted by NixNivis on 3 May, 2011

Category: Decorative -> Misc.
Cost: Between $10 (single PADD) and $50 (PADD tower)
Poly Count: Low poly
EPs Required: None – base game compatible

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Deco Kal-Toh

Posted by NixNivis on 6 December, 2010

Kal-Toh - Deco for your Vulcans

Category: Decorative -> Misc.
Cost: $200 (incomplete), $250 (completed)
Poly Count: Medium poly
EPs Required: None – base game compatible

Another object from my SimTrek anniversary set. Note that this kal-toh is just decorative, it is not playable. And yes, I know this isn’t really what a completed kal-toh looks like, so think of it as a kal-toh variaton – IDIC, right? 😉 (Read that: I couldn’t for the life of me nest my two icosidodecahedra like on the show.)

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