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Happy New Year!

Posted by NixNivis on 31 December, 2018

 

Well, I had hoped to be much more active in 2018 than I have been. Don’t know where this year went, it just whooshed past, and there always seemed to be something to take time and/or spoons away from simming. 😦

But hopefully, this year will be better (seeing how I only posted one item in all of 2018, it’s not as if the bar is set high). I have a couple of things that are very close to being finished, one medieval and one not, that I hope to be able to get out the door… well, before 2020, at least. 😛 And things that were high on my list for 2018 (that sword mod, publishing my medieval fantasy story…) are still high on the list for 2019.

Happy New Year, everybody! 🍸 Here’s to hoping it’s a good one, for all of us. ❤

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PSA: Moving House

Posted by NixNivis on 19 February, 2018

Or moving file hosts, at least. 🙂

As you may have noticed if you’ve downloaded something from here recently, I’ve now joined many if not most creators in the community, and moved my files to Sim File Share.

“Silly Nix,” I hear you say, “why didn’t you do so before?” Because before, the SFS terms of use said that, if and when they closed down, they would rehost all your files, both public and private, on the Graveyard or wherever else they might see fit, and if you had a problem with this, you shouldn’t use SFS. (There was no way to opt out.)

Now, I have no problem with people doing whatever they dang well please with my files after I’ve left the community (which certainly isn’t anything I’m planning on doing any time soon, but you never know what may happen in the future, especially when you have medical issues), but as long as I’m active, I’ll be damned if I give Nysha or anybody else the right to decide where my files should or shouldn’t be uploaded. 😡 So I haven’t used SFS.

But now their ToU (yes, I know they’ve been up for a while, but I saw it only recently) say that they’ll only rehost public files, and to me this puts things in a different light. I do think SFS is a great idea for and service to the Sims community (show of hands, everybody who’s had their files removed by their file host because they haven’t been downloaded in six months? Or who’s had their host change their URLs, so you’ve had to edit every. single. gorram. link. on your blog? Yeah, me, too); it’s just the MTS-ish “you’re too stupid to make decisions about your own files” mentality I don’t care for. At all. But since private files are now exempt from rehosting (and I wasn’t planning on having my files and folders be public anyway), I felt I could start using SFS. So now I am.

This move won’t affect you, my downloaders, in any way, of course. The only difference is that you’ll be taken to a download page instead of having the files download directly, but since it’s like that for everybody who uses SFS, it’s nothing you haven’t encountered before. So download away! :mrgreen:

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Happy New Year!

Posted by NixNivis on 31 December, 2017


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I know I haven’t been uploading much this year, and I’m sorry about that. This has been one of those years when RL has been interfering with my simming more than I’d have liked. Often, I just hadn’t had the spoons for both RL stuff and Sim stuff – and no matter how badly I wish it didn’t, RL stuff has to come first. Which means less Sim stuff.

But hopefully, there will be more spoons in 2018 – and more downloads for you. 😉 I do have things planned, lots of things (and if you know me at all, you know there’ll be unplanned things as well). A certain sword mod is very high on the agenda (Charity, if you’re reading this, you know what I mean).

I also hope to start releasing this medieval fantasy story I’ve been poking at, but then again I’m an even slower writer than I am creator, so it might very well be 2020 before that happens. 😛

Happy New Year, everybody! ❤

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Oh, Happy Day!

Posted by NixNivis on 4 July, 2013

I have a new computer, and it runs like a dream! :mrgreen: Most importantly, it runs TS2 like a dream; my full game, that took 35< mins to load on my old computer? Now takes <15. And even big, CC-laden lots, that tended to lag a bit on the old comp., run smoothly – even though the graphics card doesn't have any dedicated memory, but sponges on the RAM.

I'm still in the process of moving in, but hopefully I'll be able to return to my original simming shortly and all will once again be well in my world. 🙂 And this will be the last you'll have to hear about my computer troubles. 😛

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“Holonovel”: K’Diwa

Posted by NixNivis on 31 December, 2012

Chocolate Therapy

Even Vulcan hearts can break.

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled simming for *another* announcent

Posted by NixNivis on 30 September, 2012

Yeah, so I got into bad company over at leefish.nl, and it ended in me making this thing that I never, ever would have thought of making otherwise.

It’s a vampire music box. An animated vampire music box. With custom sound.
 

It’s a companion piece to the SÖMNIG Vampire Sleep Set by the Coffin Crew @ MTS, and since you need parts of that set (well, one part, the vampire bed) for this object to work in game, I won’t upload it here – it’s the easiest for everybody that way.

So what are you waiting for? Get over to MTS right now! 😀

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled simming for this announcement

Posted by NixNivis on 8 August, 2012


(Picture by Fanseelamb)

You need to get yourselves over to ModTheSims right now and download this absolutely brilliant set! 😀 Seriously. Run, don’t walk!

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“Holonovel”: Catharsis

Posted by NixNivis on 21 December, 2010

Mother

Reconciliation. Forgiveness. Catharsis.

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“Holonovel”: Requested and Required

Posted by NixNivis on 29 September, 2010

Looking back on the road you’ve walked as you prepare to take the next step.

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“Holonovel”: Deliverance

Posted by NixNivis on 28 September, 2010

Even demons of the past can be cast out.

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“Holonovel”: Fallen Star

Posted by NixNivis on 28 September, 2010

In the dark of night, decisions are made.

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“Holonovel”: An Unstable Element

Posted by NixNivis on 28 September, 2010

No matter how deeply you bury your pain, sooner or later it will reach the surface.

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“Holonovel”: Never Forget, Never Forgive

Posted by NixNivis on 27 September, 2010

When disaster strikes, somebody must get the blame.

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“Holonovel”: Subject to the Requirements of the Service

Posted by NixNivis on 27 September, 2010

The ones you love the most, can also hurt you the most.

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“Holonovel”: The Road Not Taken

Posted by NixNivis on 27 September, 2010

No matter the cost, you make any sacrifice to protect the ones you love.

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