First things first, Sim File Share went down for a while again as you could still download but couldn’t upload anything new. It’s back to working again now but for how long? As a precaution, I added a third download option to all of my mod and custom content posts. Now you can download from either Sim File Share, Google Drive, or Dropbox. I like having backups!
I just wrote up two forms (using Google Forms) to try and make it easier/more efficient for you to request custom content and new mods from me. I’ll add links to the header menu or side bar for the forms later once I decide exactly where I want them. Until then, here are the links so you can be the first to make requests! To request new custom content use this Custom Content Request Form. To request a new mod, use this Mod Request Form. Oh, if you have more than one idea for new content and/or mods, you can submit each form more than once. So, just submit a new form for each mod or cc idea that you have. Thank you!
Okay, I promised you some previews so here we go. Here are some new custom content packages that I almost have finished and will be releasing them all over the course of this week. I’ll give you a rundown of each one after the preview images. (Did I mention that I’ve been posting WIP or work in progress images as I create them on my new Tumblr site? No? Well, I just did!) Click an image to see it enlarged:
1) Male Body Hair Tattoo Set
I think I showed you all a preview of this in my last update but I’ve done more work on it since then and it’s just about finished now. After being weirded out for far too long by my male Sims looking like smooth plastic Ken dolls, or only finding male body hair addons that look like things were growing on the Sim that weren’t hair, I decided to paint my own male body hair. Since the game doesn’t have a category for body hair, the set is provided as tattoos. This set is compartmentalized into three parts (arms hair, legs hair, and torso hair) so you can use only what you want in the intensity that you want. That’s right, there are three hair intensities included from light to medium to thick. If this set proves popular, I may paint more because each male Sim deserves his own unique body hair, right?
2) Lifelike Eyes as Non-Defaults & Contacts
I also have so much trouble finding the right “windows to the soul” for my favorite Sims. Either the color is too unreal or the texture is off or something. Also, every eye set I come across is one texture that is then recolored into different shades. I didn’t do that. I created nine different textures for nine different eye colors for nine unique eyes. I used some stock photos of real eyes for these that I normally use for my commercial 3D work then painted over them as needed to create these “lifelike” eyes. They still look a little too glassy for my liking but I think that’s just how the game renders eyes and there’s nothing I can do about it. Not sure, I intend to ask around and find out for sure before I release these if possible.
3) Full Body Freckles
There are a few full body freckles addons out there but the ones that I’ve seen don’t look right to me at all. Either their creators don’t have freckles themselves and/or just don’t realize how freckles work. Freckles 101: Freckles are darker where the sun is more likely to touch the skin and lighter where it doesn’t. Most of them look like the Sim just got too close to a can of splatter paint or something. 😉 So, rather than just complain needlessly, I painted my own set. This is a full body set of freckles from head to toe. Unless I change my mind again, you’ll find them in the Skin Details section under Freckles (seems like the most logical place for them). I’m including four freckle intensities from dark to medium to light to very light. I think the preview shows medium intensity. I’m still working on these… damn Perfectionist Trait… but, I hope to have them finished later this week if possible.
Now for some IRL news. I may have to be taking a break from, well, everything computer-related soon. I will soon have to have surgery on my right arm to repair some moderate nerve damage and I don’t yet know what the recovery time will be. I am right handed so this poses a problem. I just found out today that surgery is necessary and that I need to schedule an appointment with a surgeon. No idea when the actual surgery will take place. I’ll try to keep you all posted but will also keep it brief. This site is about the Sims, not me! I only mention this because it will impact my ability to create content and mods. After the surgery, I probably won’t even be able to play the game!!
That should be enough for now. I’ll be posted one of the above mentioned content packages tomorrow and then the rest in the following days assuming I’m finished with each of them. I’ll have more for you soon and don’t forget that I’m always open to suggestions and new ideas so make sure you use those earlier mentioned request forms! Thank you for viewing and I’ll have more to share with you soon. 🙂