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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.

Posted in Animated, BUY MODE, Children, CONVERSIONS, Decorative, Dressers, Electronics, Exercise, Hobbies, Lighting, Medieval-ish, Objects, Objects, PSA, Seasonal, Speciality, Star Trek, THEMES, Toddler Month, TSM | Comments Off on PSA: About Animations and NPCs

Vulcan Hair for Ladies of All Ages

Posted by NixNivis on 14 March 2013

Vulcan Hair for Ladies

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. Compared to the SimTrek version, though, this one has been thoroughly updated:

  • the mesh is 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! 😀

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Posted in BODY SHOP, DOWNLOADS, Genetics, Star Trek, THEMES, Vulcans | 8 Comments »

Vulcan Ears for All Ages

Posted by NixNivis on 6 February 2013

Vulcan Ears for All Ages!

Over at SimTrek (forum is gone now), Dominie wanted ears for her Vulcans – proper Vulcan ears, thank you very much, that angle forward like Spock’s. My Vulcan Sims and I thought this sounded logical, so I took her up on it. 🙂

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Posted in Accessories, BODY SHOP, DOWNLOADS, Star Trek, THEMES, Vulcans | 13 Comments »

Rank Insignia – New and Improved!

Posted by NixNivis on 30 December 2012

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During 2013, I plan on updating all my old body and accessory meshes. But I’m going to jump the gun a little and start with my Starfleet rank insignia already – they really needed help.

I haven’t just updated the meshes, though. I’ve updated… well, everything. 🙂

Changelog:

  • all meshes have been updated; they now have a better shape and look crisper
  • all UV maps have been updated so that they actually make sense
  • all textures have been updated, following the new UV maps
  • the admiral’s rank insignia for TNG/VGR now have their own meshes and recols
  • the TNG/VGR shoulder rank insignia have new bone assignments; they now move properly with the shoulder and won’t clip as badly into the Sim’s body
  • and last but not least, all rank insignia now have custom thumbnails in CAS and in game, so you’ll no longer have to squint at a nondescript head to try to figure out how many pips it’s wearing

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Zócalo Wall Light

Posted by NixNivis on 17 December 2011

Category: Lighting -> Wall Lamps
Cost: $150
Poly Count: Low poly
EPs Required: None – base game compatible

A three-tile wall lamp that emits a green light, inspired by the wall light in the Zócalo in Babylon 5. It’s base-game compatible, but it can be shifted up and down if you have AL.

The mesh is all of 10 polys and 22 vertices, which I think is fairly decent for a three-tile object. 😉

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Posted in Babylon 5, BUY MODE, DOWNLOADS, Lighting, THEMES | 2 Comments »

Two Kirk-style Bookcases with Deco Slots

Posted by NixNivis on 2 December 2011


(Oil lamp by Parsimonious, potted plant by Ohbehave, other somewhat repetitive deco by Maxis and me.)

Category: Hobbies -> Knowledge
Cost: $600 (wall version), $650 (standing version)
Poly Count: Low poly
EPs Required: None – base game compatible (BG version)

Sometimes when I’m watching a film or a tv show, I come across something I know I’ll just have to make for the Sims. That’s what happened when I spotted Kirk’s black-and-chrome bookcase/display case in The Wrath of Khan – the thing was just screaming to be simmified. So I made like the Borg, and complied. 😉

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Posted in BUY MODE, DOWNLOADS, Hobbies, Knowledge, Objects, Star Trek, THEMES | 2 Comments »

Animated Starship Mobile

Posted by NixNivis on 25 June 2011

Category: Misc. -> Children
Cost: $50 (one-tile) and $51 (two-tile)
Poly Count: High poly! (2,100+)
EPs Required: None – base game compatible

High poly warning! This object has almost 2,200 polys! If you are on a slow computer, you might want to limit the number of mobiles on your lot, and I recommend you keep the animation turned off if it makes your game lag.

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Posted in Animated, BUY MODE, Children, DOWNLOADS, Objects, Star Trek, THEMES | 2 Comments »

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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Posted in BUY MODE, Decorative, DOWNLOADS, Objects, Star Trek, THEMES | 6 Comments »

Lochley Lights

Posted by NixNivis on 15 June 2011

Category: Lighting -> Floor Lamps
Cost: $140 (short), $150 (tall) and $175 (double)
Poly Count: Medium poly
EPs Required: None – base game compatible

This is a set of three floor lamps, inspired by (but not intended to be exact replicas of) the lamps seen in Colonel Elizabeth Lochley’s quarters in The Babylon 5 film “The Lost Tales”.

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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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Earthforce Acessory Set: Badges, Wings and Hand Links

Posted by NixNivis on 5 March 2011

  • Uniforms can be found here.
  • Rank insignia and stat bars can be found here.

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Trek Lab Coats for Your Lady Doctors

Posted by NixNivis on 18 January 2011

Lab Coats

Ages: YA/adult, elder – female only
Categories: Everyday, outerwear
Bump Map: Yes
Body Morphs: Fat morph only

  • Rank insignia can be found here

Lab coats for your lady doctors from TNG, VOY and (late) DS9.

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Andorian Antennae for All Ages

Posted by NixNivis on 16 January 2011

Andorian antennae

Andorian antennae for all ages and both genders. They stay on at all times and can be worn together with other accessories.

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IDIC Mosaics

Posted by NixNivis on 12 December 2010

The final item in my SimTrek Vulcan anniversary set. It is a recolour of “Two Dogs and an Olive”, so Nightlife is required.

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