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!
I told wife that the gen 3 Fiebelkorn legacy haus was not very exciting or elaborately decorated but she did not believe me, so here is awkwardly-angled proof.
Also, leave it to me to spend weeks off and on painstakingly setting up the downtown area only to put this house way out in the sticks where none of it is visible.
pooklet mentioned to me in passing that they wished they had some cute patterned recolors of guatla’s broken bathroom shower so of course i had to jump on that all ME ME ME I WILL DO IT LET ME. and they came out very cute if i do say so myself so i am unleashing them upon the internet at large!
base shower texture by guatla. patterns came from my vast uncredited texture collection, though i’m pretty sure many are from spoonflower. they have both clean and dirty states, and the mesh is included.
CrabOfDoom’s mandragora (affectionately known in my and pooklet’s games as mr. shrieky) is one of my favorite pieces of cc. therefore, it was only a matter of time before i recolored it in ridiculous, cutesy, lore-breaking colors. that time has come.
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 Tumblr I have a question for you.
So I think I mentioned before that Azaya and I have started binning my unnatural colors to a) cut down on custom bin bloat b) make hair-based turn-ons more widely usable c) have less broken genetics to fix in SimPE when a sim has neon hair and I forget to make it something natural when putting them in game and d) babies born with blue hair?? BABIES BORN WITH BLUE HAIR!!
The darker shades ended up as black, pastels went in blonde, reds and pinks in red, which left most of the cooler tones in brown. There’s a little variation here and there (TNT could probs be a red, but I stuck it with black because it’s so dark; afterburner could maybe be a blonde but I wanted to keep powder cake with the other pastels, etc.) but I really like this system and so far it’s been rly fun to play in my game and see townies popping up with rainbow hair.
So here is my question: if I shared hairs like this would anyone be interested? Because having to do it one way for uploading and another way for personal use is kind of confusing for me and honestly more work than I am willing to do. So if this is not too out there and folks would actually be interested in having neons all up in their bins I will probably start sharing a lot more hair, lol.
But if no one would be interested (which is totally understandable!) then I will just keep my weird binning system to myself and let other people handle the hair-making.
For the record, naturals would still be binned as usual so for those who don’t use neons at all, no need to fret.
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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?
I super hope this isn’t completely unhelpful!