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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vulcan Candle

Posted by NixNivis on 5 December 2010

Vulcan Candle

Category: Lighting -> Misc.
Cost: $125
Poly Count: Low poly
EPs Required: None – base game compatible

This was a part of the Vulcan set I made for the anniversary of the now-defunct forum SimTrek 2 Boldly Go. I call it a Vulcan candle because it’s inspired by the large golden candle seen in Spock’s quarters in ST:VI, but it really works in any setting you’d like. It can be placed on all surfaces, including on dressers/mantles with slots and OFB shelves.

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Starship Mobile

Posted by NixNivis on 30 September 2010

Baby's First Command

Category: Misc. -> Children
Cost: $150
Poly Count: High poly!
EPs Required: None – base game compatible

  • An animated (and lower-poly) starship mobile can be found here.

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Vulcan Meditation Lamp

Posted by NixNivis on 30 September 2010

Vulcan Meditation Lamp

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

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