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Sep 21, 2012Where do you do it?
Aug 06, 2012Ooh! Clean!
Aug 01, 2012Back so soon?!
Jun 15, 2012The time has come...
Oct 30, 2011Experts in the Bleeding Obvious walk this way!
Oct 27, 2011Fixes you should download (NOT Pet fixes)!
Oct 14, 2011Gypsy Caravan Tutorial
Sep 27, 2011Going potty!
Sep 12, 2011Make someone Worse-Than-You today
Jun 17, 2010Tyre Fire Burns EA Fire!!!
Blog post added Sep 21, 2012 | 3 comments
I've been asked a few times now which world I use for my screenshots, and even if I would be willing to upload it. However, you may well already have it! I use Bridgeport (which came with the Late Night expansion pack).
I had to butcher a few EA properties (mostly parks and stuff) but chose a spot with a neat view over the bay and with plenty of high-rise apartments to litter the view, and then all my 'Bridge Lane Railway' properties have been built along the same road (I have another of those ready for upload, by the way).
Blog post added Aug 06, 2012 | 3 comments
And so they should be!
Dirty little Sims! No more running through the house in wet cozzies straight out of the pool. No indeed - time for the Changing Room, a place of singular horror residing in the dark memories of school-days gone by.
Yes, my new set is a cleaning-up thing. I can't believe it. Naturally, all that shiny stuff offers equally grotty variations that are more in my style. So what's coming?
- A working sliding curtain for cubicles (and separate fixed-open version - shown)
- Stackable, recolorable lockers
- Communal inter-connecting showers (for bold Sims)
- Single shower for cubicle use (shy Sims!)
- Sports bag - allows change of clothes when placed on the floor
- Cubicle 1-tile wall-mounted bench
- 3-tile full bench both with and without clothes pegs
- Deco objects for pegs and benches
Blog post added Aug 01, 2012 | 4 comments
Okay, scratch what I said before.
When I posted in June, I felt I owed it to people who come to my page to mention that I was no longer active, so I did. It had been six months since I'd last created anything - far too long, and so I handed in my dog-tags to TSR and said I was done. They said: "Whew!" I said: "Call me when Sims 4 happens." I heard guffaws of laughter behind the closed (hastily bolted) doors where I should instead have heard: "Of COURSE we will!"!
And now here I am creating again! The creative bug has bitten. I have 9 pieces of the set finished - a sneak-peek of which is shown here.
As if the game wasn't already full of useless pap!
Blog post added Jun 15, 2012 | 6 comments
Blog post added Oct 30, 2011 | 4 comments
The urban viaduct: something I've built for every Sims game - only in Sims 3 you get to build your own. Well, I expect I'll build one too for all those who positively hate building (and for my own ego-gratification from succeeding in building a row of boxes in the name of lot design). But you don't have to have my lot this time; just don't even contemplate making a better viaduct than mine, because I'll have to come destroy your PC if you do.
So far, the set contains a steel rail bridge (fence), rail track (fence), brick arch (decorative curtain-thing), sized-to-fit 3-tile windows (er, windows) and a notable absence of doors because I haven't had the patience to make any yet. Everything else in the piccie you've already got, unless you kept fluffy hills, fluffy trees and fluffy bunnies in your game instead. The fact you're even at my minisite gives me hope for you though.
And I LOVE that fabulous subway grate that came with, er, um, [insert-name-of-pack]. Anyway, thank you EA!!! Who knew it could be this cool?! Makes a great top-surface for the steel bridge. Anyone wishing to point out about how the rail track stops dead at a barrier will be unceremoniously awarded my Golden EBO award (Expert in the Bleeding Obvious). Yes, I know it does. I'm currently inventing some grisly story (a.k.a excuse) in my head about it.
And a new picture to show taller viaducts (the arches like to be placed on walls so I used the moveobjects cheat...
Blog post added Oct 27, 2011 | 2 comments
I've been fixing content - making improvements that are long overdue. Trouble is: even though they'll be listed in your Updated Content page, they'll probably be buried in your Pets-fixed stuff, so I'm going to list here what has been fixed and why.
In every case, please uninstall the original before installing the replacement. Unless otherwise stated, the replacements will reappear in lots where you've used them because the replacements have retained their same internal ID numbers...
FIXED SETS AND OBJECTS
Details of fixes and what you need to download are set out below:
Gravestone set - complete overhaul
This entire set has been updated and improved. Every item can now be placed on slopes, repeat-buy is enabled and faulty sunshadows have been fixed.
Note: the original skull file could not be opened, so this new skull will not replace the old (you'll need to re-add it to anywhere you used the skull). Everything else in the set will replace the old.
Prison set - bedding and desk slots fixed
The RigFixer did not fix bedding problems and so I fixed these myself, and the desk lost its computer-placement slot too.
Colonial windows - Late Nights wall-masks problem fixed
All the 2-tile windows in this set were affected by the Late Nights bug, which meant that the wall masked part of the window when these windows were placed on diagonal walls.
The one-tile windows were unaffected and are fine.
LOTS AFFECTED BY THE ABOVE CHANGES
These changes have meant a few of my lots needed to be updated with the new content. If you want the updated versions, uninstall the above-listed content first so that the lot can install the new updates...
The Old Clockwork Mill
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Bracemoor Medium Security Jail
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Spooky Hollow Graveyard
Download (opens in new window)
Blog post added Oct 14, 2011 | 1 comments
To accompany the Gypsy Build Set being released, I've put together a very simple 10-step tutorial. As well as demonstrating every part to creating a lot like the one shown on the right, it explains:
- how to build the bases
- which doors to use for which wagon
- how to match your wallpapers to the wagon roofs
Blog post added Sep 27, 2011 | 3 comments
Whilst on the subject of construction, how could I resist the humble Porta-Potty, or as we often refer to them here in the UK (Porta-Loos - a phrase our American friends find totally hilarious).
This version is decorative only but there will be a working version too. The only toilet without 'privacy' problems is (alas) the 2-tile stall toilet, but I can place two cabins together - the toilet in one, and the animated door on the other, and it should look convincing enough.
I could of course make a 1-tile version too, but it could have no animated door and Sims will demand privacy before using it. I might make one for kicks anyway - just to laugh ruthlessly at shy construction workers!
Blog post added Sep 12, 2011 | 13 comments
It's been a while - a LONG while!
I hate gardening. I mean I REALLY hate gardening. If I lived in an apartment, my upstairs neighbours would by now be complaining about my weeds blocking their window daylight. However, no-one lives above me to complain and I don't have to look at it. It's not MY problem if my neighbours find it fruitful to glare at my urban rainforest, but it IS my problem that everyone else has Posh Gardens, because they only do this to make me the Worst Neighbour. They are trying to make me Worse Than Them.
So I've made this deluxe gardening set. It's designed purely to make someone else's garden look worse than yours. When someone is Worse Than You, you will feel fulfilled, you will sleep easily, you will be fantastic-looking, intelligent and very rich, so make someone Worse Than You today by crushing their prize geraniums with a nasty old cement mixer. To be published next week.
Blog post added Jun 17, 2010 | 2 comments
My latest creation, the Tyre Fire, had a fault. it wasn't a fault I spotted, because the fault actually manifested on the EA fireplace I'd used for my clone, not the fireplace I made. My fire worked fine - succeeded in all manner of tests, and of course the orignal EA fire was still in the catalog. All good then!
Well, no. Baufive wrote to say that the EA fire now carried the name and description of my tyre fire! If you're familiar with the ridiculous descriptions I often add to creations, you'll realise how funny that is. Well, funny for an approx 3 seconds before it becomes extremely infuriating! Therefore I apologise humbly for whatever went wrong with this.
IT IS NOW FIXED - DOWNLOAD UPDATE
Please ensure you UNINSTALL the old version because this version will not replace it automatically.