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May 30, 2010Tomb Raider theme
Jun 29, 2009My Terms of Service
Jun 04, 2009Sims1 replicas for Sims3
May 24, 2009Getting ready for Sims3
Apr 20, 2009More Vintage Barbie skins
Mar 31, 2009Gone with the Wind skins
Mar 17, 2009Malibu Barbie skins and men to boy conversions
Mar 09, 2009Vintage Ken skins
Mar 03, 2009Vintage Skipper skins...and maybe more
Feb 17, 2009Twilight faces and Gossip Girl requests
Blog post added May 30, 2010 | 3 comments
Long time, no blog. LOL
Anyhoo, just wanted to give a heads up to all Tomb Raider fans out there. I am currently working on a TR theme for Sims3. This is a rather big theme, as it will include a Lara Croft Sim, clothing from the various games, and Croft Manor as well. While the clothing will be representative of all the games, the Lara Sim and Croft Manor will actually be based on the older games. I have seen a lot of folks doing versions of new Lara and the newer manor, but I think old-school, classic Lara needs some love too. I may try my hand at builing some tombs, and possibly some other characters from the games, but that isn't set in stone yet. Sorry, Angelina Jolie fans, I will not be recreating anything from the movie versions of TR. Once again, there are thousands of Angelina Jolie Sims to found around the internet and I wanted to do something different. Don't get me wrong, I loved the movies. They are part of my DVD collection. But for the purposes of this theme, I am sticking to just the video games.
Blog post added Jun 29, 2009 | 2 comments
Since I have had some of my Sims3 stuff stolen and placed on the Exchange, and I just had someone once again try to steal my Buffy the Vampire Slayer cast faces for Sims1, I guess it's time to remind folks of my Terms of Service for my Sims creations.
Sims1 Terms of Service
All of my Sims1 creations come with a Read Me text file that says...
"I work very hard to give you these creations, so don't try to take credit for my work. You cannot use any part or the whole of my work without permission from me. Do not distribute my work without my knowledge or consent. This item was made exclusively for The Sims Resource, and that is where it needs to stay."
If you want to use one of my creations on your site, ask me first. Do not just take it and upload it without my permission or without giving me credit for my hard work. I'm a nice person and usually agree, provided I am credited as the original artist. But I still deserve the common courtesy and respect of being asked to use my work. I sign all of my Sims1 heads and skins with "Sam". Do not remove my signature and try to claim my creations as your own.
A few days ago, I discovered a new site that was stealing my Buffy faces, along with other Buffy related skins, objects, and houses from other Sims1 creators, and trying to claim them as her own. I contacted her hosting service and filed a copyright violation complaint. Two hours after filing the complaint, the site was shut down. The moral of the story is...Don't steal. If you want to use my creations, just ask. It's that simple. If I see anyone using my stuff without my permission, or trying to claim my work as their own, I will take action.
Sims3 Terms of Service
I place a "Do not re-upload without my permission" on all of my Sims3 creations. My Sims3 policy is the same as my Sims1 policy. If you want to use one of my creations, just ask. Once again, I am a nice person and tend to agree, as long as I am credited as the original artist. But do not make the assumption that I will agree and thus skip the step of asking for my permission. As the original artist, I deserve the courtesy and respect of knowing the who, what, why, where, when, and how's of what is to become of my work.
Blog post added Jun 04, 2009 | 2 comments
For my first foray into Sims3 creating, I will be doing replicas of the Maxis Sims1 houses, lots, and families. This is a big project so it will take me a few weeks to complete, especially since I'm still creating for Sims1 as well. I'm trying to split my creating time between both games. I'll start uploading as soon as the site techs open up the Sims3 submissions. I hope you like them!
Blog post added May 24, 2009 | 0 comments
Yep, you read that right. I am preparing for Sims3. When Sims2 first came out, I still had so much I wanted to do with Sims1 that I decided not to go with Sims2. I did play it a few times at a friend's house, but it just didn't hold my interest. I was still too attached to Sims1. However, the more I read about Sims3, the more interested I become. So while I will be getting Sims3 and creating for it too, I will not immediately stop submitting Sims1 stuff. I still have quite a few things on my To Do list that I haven't gotten to yet -- more Barbie skins and a ton of Tyler Wentworth skins and so on. I am estimating that my Sims1 To Do List will last at least through the end of this year, possibly longer depending on the custom content situation with Sims3. Sims1 will still be installed on my computer. I cannot bear to part with my Sims1 Simmies yet. I have the game customized just the way I like it, so until I can do that with Sims3, I will not give up on Sims1.
Blog post added Apr 20, 2009 | 0 comments
This week I am working on more skins based on vintage Barbie fashions. There may be a stray Ken, Francie, or Skipper skin in there as well.
Blog post added Mar 31, 2009 | 0 comments
This week I am working on some skins based on the movie Gone with the Wind -- my favorite movie!! I have had some skins in my game from other very talented skinners (DeAnne, Glory Be, Daboo and Ana), but I needed a few more. Scarlett and Rhett just don't have enough to wear. I may also be doing a face for Scarlett as well. I currently use the Scarlett face from Sim Skins (pay site), but it doesn't quite work well with the head mesh I want my Scarlett to use. The face I use for Rhett can be found at Sims Go Go Go. I highly recommend it. Dean does fabulous work.
Blog post added Mar 17, 2009 | 0 comments
This week I am working on more Barbie-related skins. These outfits are swimwear based on Malibu set of dolls -- Barbie, Ken, PJ, Francie, and Skipper. I am also converting some of my previous adult male skins into child skins for boys. Time permitting, I may even get a chance to submit an Old Town community lot.
Blog post added Mar 09, 2009 | 0 comments
This week I am working on some male skins based on vintage fashions for the Ken doll by Mattel.
Blog post added Mar 03, 2009 | 0 comments
This week I am working on some girl's skins based on vintage fashions for the Skipper doll (part of the Barbie family of dolls by Mattel.) I may also be finishing up some other assorted items that are currently half-done, so I can get them off of my computer.
Blog post added Feb 17, 2009 | 3 comments
This week I am working on a couple of things...1) finishing up some requested faces for Leighton Meester, Taylor Momsen, and Chace Crawford of Gossip Girl and 2) faces for the cast of the movie Twilight. I am currently planning on Edward and Bella(of course), the rest of the Cullen family (Alice, Jasper, Rosalie, Emmett, Carlisle, and Esme) and Jacob Black. Since the Cullens are vampires, their faces will be in the pale skin tone. This is the first time I've tried making pale faces, so this should be interesting.