One other maybe-helpful thing before I get to responding to asks and such; milkshape tutorials! I know embarrassingly little about milkshape and written-tutorials often go over my head so these were really helpful to me to see someone use the different features in real time and such!
I recently went on a quest to find a very specific item from a closed site for Azayawife and in the process found literally 107 yahoo groups dedicated to hosting files from dead Sims 2 sites, and I thought maybe I was not the only one who didn’t know about these groups so I am posting the link here!
The drawback is that you have to join each group (and thus have a yahoo account in the first place see edit!) to get to the files. But you can see what each group hosts on their info page, so if there’s a specific site you’ve been desperately trying to find a backup for, you’ll know right away if a given group contains it.
To access the other groups, simply change the number in the URL, ex. savingthesims2_1, savingthesims2_2, savingthesims2_3, all the way up to savingthesims2_107.
edit: apparently you can sign in with a google account! Thank you for the tip, blissful-indigo!
Are you a girl? Sorry I'm just really confused I am not trying to be mean
In my sidebar it says “there’s also an FAQ, which you should check if you wanna ask me IRL stuff!” because I get this question a lot.
(Incidentally if there’s any issue with my layout that makes the sidebar hard to see or difficult to navigate, please let me know!)
edit: anon, I got your follow-up message but I need to think on my reply for a little while. In the interim I added a couple links to my FAQ that might help. I just wanted to let you know I’m not ignoring you!
Isn’t there an option to turn on a grid/light up the part of the face you’re hovering over so you can see better? Maybe OP couldn’t find it or it isn’t in the demo?
From what I gathered from the post, finding it was the issue, because you have to hunt for the right place to click on the face to bring up the more detailed view (it sounds like the click area is kind of small or not where people would expect it to be). And then apparently once you do, the controls are still really limited and counter-intuitive.
Given that EA is in damage-control mode now it seems really silly that they wouldn’t release the full CAS for the demo. Buuut this is EA we’re talking about, so who knows!
[…] it seems incredibly hit-or-miss whether you actually edit the thing you want to select, or something completely different (up/down and left/right on the forehead adjusts entire face fatness and length rather than, say, the actual forehead itself, which can only be made more bulbous or flat), or whether a particular adjustment is even available because ???? It seems a Myst-like pixel hunt for where the hell you’re supposed to put your mouse cursor to, say, resize the eyes, that often utterly fails - can’t find it, or it doesn’t seem to work at all if you do find it.
So, my dear Pooklet, what did you think of the new Sailor Moon?
I FREAKING LOVED IT. LIKE, EVERY SINGLE MOMENT OF IT. Aside from maybe one or two microscopic nitpicks it was perfect in every way and more than I could have hoped for and I really feel like they’re going to do the manga justice this time, I FEEL IT IN MY BONES. And that matters a huge, huge amount to me because the manga was my first and forever love. I haven’t even watched all of the old anime, honestly, because the pointless plot deviations make me squirrely with rage. But back on track, did you notice that even some of the POSES were exactly the same as they were in the manga? Like when Naru’s talking about her family’s store having a sale, THAT’S EXACTLY HOW HER HANDS LOOKED IN THE MANGA. Oh, oh! And Usagi’s ultrasonic crying attack!! SO HAPPY THEY KEPT IT IN. I love that even when she’s just straight bawling she’s still kicking everyone’s ass in the process (and still way better at it than Mamoru; he’s so hilariously bad at everything, it’s great).
I’m totally over the moon (LOL PUN) about it. Waiting two weeks for each new episode is going to be agony.
Thaaat’s a good question, anon! I don’t know. I haven’t played TS1 since TS2 came out, and I never really made content for it. I think the only thing I’ve ever even halfway made for TS1 was a little poster for Azaya when she was playing it more regularly a few years back, but even then all I did was the photoshopping, someone else did the actual make-it-work-in-the-game part.
But given that I tend to devotedly follow Azaya around when it comes to gaming interests (and most other things), if she cycles back around to playing TS1 I will more than likely follow suit, lol.
Is there a chance you'll make more cc for the sims 2?
Umm, yes! That’s pretty much all that I’ve been doing lately. Unless that was a mistype and you actually meant Sims 3, in which case the answer is still yes, just not right away because I’m slightly consumed with getting my TS2 neighborhood set up at the moment!
Also, I’ve already started going back and either redoing my old sets (cuz they need a texture update anyway) or rebinning them. Also rebinned some of Azaya’s, too. So for the people who mentioned not wanting to bin old hairs, I’ve got you covered!
I’ll update my info section and such later right now I feel like making more hair, lol.
Apologies to anyone who hates this idea! If you would like recommendations for other people who do hair similarly to me but without weird binning, feel free to message me and I can provide some links!
Hey TS2 community, so as I am organizing everything, I was wondering how the TS2 simmers organize their custom content. Maybe I could get a better idea of how to keep things neat and organized(as I am not totally finicky about it, but I’d like not to have a bomb go off in my computer from my hectic downloads), so if you can screenshot or tell me your best way, it would definitely give me some insight. So, how neat are you with all this gorg cc going around?
As one of the older people in this community, I feel it’s some kind of duty for me to help protect and advise the younger ones here about perverts.
Paedophile is a very strong term to label anyone, so I’m not going to use that word, but as I have seen from other posts and his actual Blogspot, this Lungpaul person is someone who I am concerned about.
His blog contains photos of an Asian teen who is posed in lewd and pornographic poses focusing on genitalia. It’s accompanied by writing with emphasizes the fact that she is clearly a minor. Mentions of the school bus, mentions that it is her step father who she is engaging in sexual activity with, she’s also wearing a school uniform and it’s a teen Sim. He was also associated and thankful to that other pervert Sims4me, who created all the teen stuff such as panties and a ‘milky upper lip.’
From things I have read, and then went to see for myself, this man is between the ages of 50 and 60. He himself has an Asian daughter or step daughter who is in her late teens. You can see my point here. Why would anyone, let alone a father, write such things?
I have seen the smarmy comments on his reblogs, but he seems to be using Tumblr as a go between. E.g: He isn’t posting anything here, but there are a few redirect links back to his Blogspot where he posts this teen sex story. I have reported him to Blogspot who have done nothing. I have reported him to Tumblr, who have also done nothing. This man is allowed to stay in our community in the midst of minors.
Things you can do to keep yourself safe:
Report his blog if he says anything on a post of yours which makes you feel uncomfortable.
Block him so he cannot talk to you
Do not follow him.
Obviously, keep your personal information safe. This includes photos as I have seen him reblog a selfie of someone and ask ‘Can I have you?’
Some links if you want to report him to a higher place than the unhelpful staff at Tumblr who will quite willingly leave this man in our community.
Aaaah just followed Pooklet’s and Azaya’s idea for hair retexturing
I am actually excited for hair textures and now I understand why Pooklet was trying to reduce the time to create hair packages
I’M RLY GLAD IT WAS HELPFUL. i’d love to do a proper, detailed tutorial on macros but i can’t figure out how i would do that concisely just w/ written instructions. it would probably need to be a video tutorial and i am le shy. also azaya is full of lies the macro was totally her idea to start.
Wow, this is a project I’ve been working on for weeks. And now finally the time has come to share this hard work with you, guys!
I have made the famous Pooklet Photoshop actions into Gimp “actions”. Well, not really actions, they are curves. Curves change the RBG values of a layer. So you start with a base, throw a curve on it, and you have a recolor. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?
Let’s go on with al the necessary information. These curves use Volatile as base, just like the Photoshop color actions. There are two exceptions. Volatile must be used on a grey base and Flammable uses Molotov as base. Flammable can turn the darker colors in a nasty black. I have not been able to fix that yet, but I’m working on it.
This download includes the natural and unnatural Pooklet colors, two swatches and two textfiles with extra information. I also uploaded Pooklet’s base textures. Those aren’t mine, but Pooklet’s. I just uploaded them for your convenience.
I made these with GIMP 2.8.10, the latest version. They should work with previous versions, but I haven’t been able to test. Let me know if you have any problems.
You install them by copying them to C:/USER/.gimp-2.x/curves. A tutorial on how to use curves will follow.
1. Your game looks so wonderful, and I’m going to read/love everything you do even though it doesn’t fit with my aesthetic (bomb-ass Maxis matchers and ts3ers go here)
2. Your game is so inspiring, I want that and I love you and I’m going to steal all your ideas straight away and download everything you make ever (these are mY PEOPLE of my HEART and I am fiercely posessive of you jsyk)
3. I’ve known you since everyone thought Jirka’s skintones were cool and I’m TOTALLY not still sad at all that you play sims 3 now TOTALLy not at all *wipes tear*
4. Whoa that must have taken some hardcore time and dedication, I mean look at that wow
5. WHAT THE FUCK are we even playing the same game you make me SO ANGRY