Sunday 22 December 2019

Province Kitchen - A Selvadorian-Inspired Country Kitchen

Ah, the (possibly) last upload of 2019. I think I am ending on a bang. This kitchen started off as an idea to turn the "Polished Wooden Bar Caddy" from Jungle Adventures into a kitchen. Because of it's size, it was awkward to adjust so i decided to take inspiration from it and design a kitchen from scratch based around the original style. This is far more Maxis Match then I usually do, but I love the end result. Was a perfect opportunity to do another butcher-block kitchen too.

Sunday 8 December 2019

Post Uni Patch Update Part 2: Bedding and Bedframes

Finally able to fully test bedding and bedframes to make sure they no longer cause error 102. It came down to bedframes being categorised as beds using the tags which incorrectly labelled them as beds which could not be assigned a roommate/uni-student causing the error. They are now found in the Misc section of comfort. I also added the new uni housing function tag to the bedding as well. 
Updated sets are:

Updated Maxis Addons

Sunday 1 December 2019

Maxis Painted Brick - Basegame Wall in Fifty Colours

I love the brick that came with Realm of Magic, and love the fact we got a pain version added to the base game too. It is just the right style; not to pristine, but not too worn. The only thing I needed was to recolour it so I got even more use out of it, and that is exactly what I did. I tweaked my existing wall palette and expanded it to 50 colours so there is plenty to choose from. Now I have even more painted brick to choose from.

Sunday 24 November 2019

Smaller Rustic Siding - Timber Baton Siding in 50 colours

I liked the idea of the Seasons siding, but found the scale way to large for my liking. So I took the base texture, edited it, and recoloured it in a tweaked wall palette and voila! Another wood siding that works really well on both classic and modern builds. Endedup using this on the Seasons Buildmode Addon and thought i would polish it up for release so everyone benefits.

Saturday 23 November 2019

Post-Uni Patch Updates

Hi everyone! I have completed the updates for items affected by the patch released prior to Discover University EP that affected items with too many slots and showers. I still need to update custom bedding to work in dorms, but they currently work fine in normal homes. When i have completed that more tedious update, i will post again with the updated links. Here are the sets you will need to update currently:

Serenity Bathroom
Hamptons Getaway
Futura Living
Vara Office

Do note, with the new bookshelves, you are going to have to replace any items that were placed on them because of the side effect of editing the slots. If you are still experiencing issues, make sure you don't have a duplicate file, and if you don't take out and let me know. As far as I am aware the new restrictions shouldn't vary depending on your game settings, but i have heard of issues that people can't use some of the updated items. So if that is the case, best to permanently remove that file until an official statement of what the recommended number of slots as, and whether game settings affects that number.

Saturday 16 November 2019

Mielo Rowhouses

Well look here, I completed a build for Discover University. I really love the style of this world and all the rowhouses, so i decided to replicate that look in this home. It is 3 units, but I only have 1 furnished. With the roommate function you could furnish the other 2 to act like and apartment, or turn into a larger house if you wanted. Playing a single sim, 1/3 of the build suited me just fine.

Thursday 14 November 2019

Broken CC Pre-Uni Patch

thanks to all those who have sent in asks. 
So far I have: 
  1. showers
  2. Beds
  3. Bookcases
these all make sense so i am in the process of investigating exactly what is causing the issues and will update those accordingly. If you have a house using any of my bookcases, it is best to remove the cc until I can update them since it causes the game to crash to desktop. 

Saturday 9 November 2019

Quaint Cottage Expanded - Get Famous Buildmode Addon Part One

Get Famous had a lot of different styles jammed in one pack. Because of this, there is a lot of potential but not a lot of base-items to use as a starting point. This is both a good and bad thing depending on what those items are. In this case is is very good because the items are versatile, but bad because my imagination ran wild. Hence why GF addons will be done in a few instalments in order to get the maximum potential out of all the items the pack offers. The first set up is the Quaint Cottage items with craftsman vibes. So I took the four original items, and turned them into 34 additional styles (and tile configurations for the single sash versions). I feel this set is now complete and will offer much more options for building.

Saturday 26 October 2019

Quintin Kitchen - Stylish Modern Design

Well I was in a kitchen mood. This came about quite quickly after I finished Essa because there was a few things I wanted to experiment with, like more Maxis shading/highlighting, a new wood texture and playing around with the fridge nooks to see if i could get cats to not use the fridge while placed (still not sure on the last one, bit tricky to test). My favourite part is definitely the pantry design on this kitchen with the 3 panels. The caged pendant is also a favourite amongst the many designs I have already made. You really cannot have too many kitchens and this is yet another that will go into my rotation.

Saturday 19 October 2019

The Other Side - New Skin Colours for TS4

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.

Saturday 12 October 2019

Gwendoline Sofa Suite - Classic Scroll Arm Style

What would this blog be without sofas? How would i cope if I couldn't make them? Luckily, i will never find out because I made another set LOL! This is on the classic side because I always need more options in this style range for townhouses and alike. The scroll are is probably one of the most classic looks, and combining it with the recess is just so elegant to me. Because of the style, these are also a bit higher then usual, so it is advised to use in moderation.

Saturday 5 October 2019

Seasons Buidmode Expanded - 40 New items (and 2 fixes)

This has been a long time coming, and for good reason: this was a lot of work. Much like C+D buildmode addon, there was a lot to work with to start with which meant a lot of possibilities. I was also not that keen on doing it originally since the windows are almost exactly like the C+D versions with slight modifications. I have grown to appreciate the differences and wanted them in additional variations and sizes. Since I mainly work with medium height ground floor I needed items more in proportion to that size and some more options on the smaller side. I definitely think I will be using this set more now I have other options.

Sunday 29 September 2019

Welcome to Glimmerbrook - A Realm of Magic Makeover

Glimmerbrook is probably one of my favourite worlds with it's paths, landscaping and the beautiful lead-up to the Magic Realm portal. I could spend a lot of time just taking pictures of the scenery. But I felt I could always improve on the buildings, so that is what I did. Art Nouveau was the buildmode style and it was a challenge initially, but after getting a cohesive look, I hit my stride. I ended up building all 4 residential lots, a community lot, and a personal version of the Magic Realm HQ.