Monday, 30 January 2017

UPDATED: GTW Window Addons

UPDATE 30/01/2017: I realised I forgot the matching door, so that has now been added to the archive. It is now available in medium wall height and all original swatches. 
I was reminded by people on tumblr just how much I liked these windows from GTW, but also how limited their use is. So I set about changing that with some addons in additional sizes and also a medium height version. I am happy with how they turned out and now they are so much more usable then the original alone.

The "Look At All This Stuff!" windows have both a standard and diagonal wall meshes, and both have been edited for the new sizes. The "Sims Are Watching" windows didn't come with a diagonal mesh, but I did see there was an issue with the original cutout, so I included a fix for that too. The textures are also linked (not included in the package) so save file size. If you want to recolour these, you will need to make a selective clone of the original window then import just the window textures into my window edits before cloning.

  • Requires Get To Work
  • 8 original colour options
  • costs for "Look At All This Stuff!" windows:
    - 1 Tile short/medium: $175/$200
    - 2 Tile medium: $275
    - 3 Tile short/medium: $300/$325
  • costs for "Sims Are Watching" windows:
    - 1 Tile short/medium: $200/$225
    - 2 Tile short/medium: $250/$275
    - 3 Tile medium: $295
  • custom thumbnails
  • found in respective wall height door section of build mode
  • Polycount for "Look At All This Stuff!" windows:
    - 1 Tile short standard/diagonal: 400/384
    - 1 Tile medium standard/diagonal: 424/422
    - 2 Tile medium standard/diagonal: 316/408
    - 3 Tile short standard/diagonal: 368/616
    - 3 Tile medium standard/diagonal: 424/608
  • Polycount for "Sims Are Watching" windows:
    - 1 Tile short/medium: 528/544
    - 2 Tile short/medium: 804/820
    - 3 Tile medium: 974
  • Luxuriant Breeze Double Door
    - 2 Tile medium standard/diagonal: $485, 762/1141 polys
The archive contains the package file and style image inside a folder. Extract the archive using winRAR or winZIP and drop the package file in your mods folder and look for it in-game. 


UPDATED: The Other Side - New Skin Colours for TS4

UPDATE 30/01/2017 - the Vampire pack added new occult tags which were needed for these skins to be used so they have new been updated. I have also did a little update for the texture and pinkened the lips so they look more natural. 
Today I bring you an experiment that came about from the selection of skin colours available in TS4. There is a serious lack of dark skin colours, and the light ones have left a lot to be desired. After a bit of research, diving into the clientfullbuild files, lots of backwards and forwards into the game for testing, hex editing to edit the colour swatches because s4pe threw errors, I finally came up with the lightside and darkside skintones. I could not be more happy with my first, and possibly last foray into the world of TS4 skins. I came away knowing more about the game and some awesome new colours that don't look jaundice or ashy.

These are not new skins, they are new skin colours. They are found by default with Maxis skin colours and act as such. They work with all the Maxis skin details such as muscle slider, age categories, weight sliders and are for both genders and all age groups. They can also be a base for custom overlay skins that you find in the face detail sections. Pictured above (and in the archive) you can see previews from a standard basegame skin settings and with Kijiko's skin overhaul. Hopefully you will all find a use for these like I have in tandem with the other TS4 skin colours. A big shout-out to Snaitf for the tutorial over at Mod The Sims on uncovering the mystery of making non-default skin tones.

The skin colours feature:
  • Basegame compatibility
  • non-default
  • 5 new light skin colours
  • 5 new (desperately needed) dark skintones
  • found in light to dark order after the Maxis tones (refer to preview images)
  • available for all ages and genders (except babies because they are objects)
  • works with kijiko's skin overhaul
  • works with custom skin overlays
These have been made to work with Game Version (game patch prior to GTW release). They may work with the previous game versions, but has not been tested. 

Note: Due to TS4's genetics system for choosing skintones and the order and position I placed the skintones to separate them from the Basegame selection, if one of your sims uses one of my skin tones and another uses and Basegame tone, then the genetics system dictates that the tone of the children will be somewhere inbetween. The system does not take into account custom tones, so your babies may have odd colour skin differing from the parents. I only found out about this recently, but you should be aware of it. You can solve this by either have both sims use my skin tones, or editing the children in CAS afterwards. I may look at fixing this in the future, but i would need to determine a way of separating my skins while maintaining the way a genetic offspring's skin colour is chosen.

The archive contains the package file and the colour preview images. Unzip the archive, and put the package file in your mods folder. They will be found under the skin colour section of CAS. I have provided a merged file containing both light and dark sets, as well as individual downloads if you don't need one of the sets.

Download Combined Package:

Download Lightside Skincolours:

Download Darkside Skintones:

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Lofte Living - Brick Arch Decor Set

This set has been a long time coming. When City Living was first announced I had an idea. That idea was to make a set that would allow me to recreate my dream apartments in San Myshuno with brick arches and that warehouse/brownstone feel. After arduous planning, meshing, then testing, they are finally ready to be shared with you all. These have become some of my favourite decor pieces to use in my builds as they work great inside and out giving a build depth and detail that prior to this was not possible in my game.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Updated Merged Files

Please avoid merged files for the time being as they have not merged correctly when I overwrite files so will contain older, pre-patch content. Please download separated for the time being.

If you have downloaded Mid Century Eclectic, Shaker Kitchen, Serenity Bathroom, Lennox Kitchen and Dining, Hamptons Hideaway, Myra Living, Atwood Dining, and Hamptons Getaway prior to the 24th of January, please redownload those files. There was a bug when merging and overwriting my old files that led to the new merged files not being updated correctly. 

Monday, 23 January 2017

Updated Object Sets

I have updated all of my buy mode custom object sets. I managed to get the rest up on simfileshare this morning since i wasn’t getting the upload errors. 
If you are unsure that you have updated packages, please check the date created for merged files and the date modified for separated package files (from downloading the archives). If any of them contain files edited in January 2017, then you have updated files. I did not need to update every file so don’t freak out if all of them don’t say they were modified Jan 2017. The amount of edited files varies depending on the set.
If you downloaded files individually there is no way for you to tell if they are new or old so best to redownload any bookcases, seating, counters/islands or items specifically mentioned in the update notes. If you think I have missed updating anything from my custom objects, let me know as soon as possible so I can check it out. I still have addons and recolours to do, which will be next so i am aware of those. 
Now time to move onto more updates for my other creations. Yippee

Saturday, 21 January 2017

UPDATED: Atwood Living - Lounge Room Set for TS4

Updated 21/01/2017: With the toddler patch breaking a few things, I have taken the opportunity and gone through and updated my sets to fix issues and generally improve on some things. Here, I have updated all seating with new tags and toddler rigs, redid floor lamp, as well as redo surface slots. Items placed on objects that have slots redone will need to be placed again from the family inventory.
Update: 17/07/2016: I spotted a small mesh issue this morning and my perfectionist self couldn’t unsee it, so i updated the files again. Its just a seam on the tea light candles but its fixed now.
Update 16/07/2016: Updated The cantilever floor lamp, and tealight candles for the July patch. They can now be adjusted per room. I also tweaked Ferntastic potted fern, Gloss Side Table, Wood Geometric Table so the shadow group doesn't glitch with the floor, and changed out a missed thumbnail with the three seat sofa i missed last update.
Update 7/03/2016: just a small update for this set, nothing relating to cc fixes, just gave the items easier-to-find thumbnails. I know that was one thing a lot of people commented on so here it is. So if you want the content easier to find, please re-download.

This older version of this set is no longer supported, you can find the updated version here


Updated 21/01/2017: With the toddler patch breaking a few things, I have taken the opportunity and gone through and updated my sets to fix issues and generally improve on some things. I have fixed seat rigging for toddlers, and added new toddler tags to objects.

UPDATE 6/07/2016: NOX needed a few updates besides fixing the chairs and tables for the Dine Out Update, these include:

  • chairs correctly flagged to be used in restaurants
  • Dining tables now have correct slots for use in restaurants (i.e. snap to booths and for colouring placemats)
  • Dining Chair had weird glitch where it stretched at some angles, was remade and added black leather option. Will have to be re-placed in your games due to new IDs
  • Pendant light emission height has been corrected for all styles; originally all at same height which was not correct
  • Pendant lights priced based on type, not length, new, clearer thumbnails
  • re-did slots on sideboard and tree shelf. Objects placed on slots will need to be re-placed, but not the surface objects themselves

This set is outdated and no longer available, you can find the replacement here.

UPDATED - Bayside Bedroom Set

Updated 21/01/2017: With the toddler patch breaking a few things, I have taken the opportunity and gone through and updated my sets to fix issues and generally improve on some things. I have redone surface object slots, fixed seat rigging for toddlers, and tweaked day bed so its correct mesh height for toddlers and adults.

Update 16/07/2016: The merged and separated archives have been updated to include the fixed lamp for the July update. I have also fixed the weight paint and optimised the geometry. 

Update 12/11/2015: I have redone all three of the shielded candles as they had smoothing group issues and the dropshadow clipped through the floor if you had it on the ground. 

This is now out of date and is no longer supported. You can find the replacement here

UPDATED: Grove Furniture Collection - Separated Bedding and Bed Frames

Updated 21/01/2017: With the toddler patch breaking a few things, I have taken the opportunity and gone through and updated my sets to fix issues and generally improve on some things. Items have been remeshed, remapped and retextured.
Update 20/06/2015 - I have remade both the double mattress and double bed frame. I have had people with the woohoo issue to test them and they have confirmed that the issue is resolved. 

This set is now outdated. You can find the new version here.

Updated: Grove Furniture Collection - Tumblr Followers Gift

Updated 21/01/2017: With the toddler patch breaking a few things, I have taken the opportunity and gone through and updated my sets to fix issues and generally improve on some things. Grove items have been partially remeshed, remapped, and textures fixed, along with redoing the slots. The items wont need to be replaced in your homes, but since I redid the slots it means anything placed on them will be in your family inventory and will need to be put back.

This set is now outdated. You can find the new version here.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Planned CC Updates

With the addition of toddlers are a few things needing updates, I am going through all my sets and checking out what needs fixing and updating accordingly. So if you know of any issues, be sure to let me know so i can see if it can be sorted out for this batch of updates.