Time for an update once again! The following has been added to our Artist teams.
Sims 3 Featured Artists:
Sims 3 Select Artists:
Give them all a warm welcome in their guestbooks and check out their latest offerings!
Our Wiki continues to grow with World Adventures information! The Object Catalog's have been painstakingly updated with preview images and stats for all of the build and buy mode objects from World Adventures and the latest EA Store content (once again, more accurate than the Official Strategy Guide). Destination guides are up for Egypt, France and China and the Tomb Building Tutorials are coming along nicely. More will be added during the coming weeks.
You may also start to see the World Adventures compatibility rolling out across the site. Your preferences will allow you to select Sims 3 EP's during the coming days and EP and SP requirements are being tested on the download databases with auto detection on submissions for improved accuracy. Good times!
Some of you may have seen yet more false accusations made against TSR on another so called community site claiming that our member database containing personal names and addresses has been leaked. We would like to assure all member of TSR that this list of usernames has not come from TSR. Many of the usernames published do not even exist in our database, and never have. For the usernames that do exist, in some cases we have more info than they claim, and in others, less.
This list is clearly not a list of TSR users. This latest folly only demonstrates further that the information posted on that site about TSR is false, dreamt up in an underhanded attempt to try and discredit our community. Because we are absolutely confident that we can prove this to be farce we have instructed a law firm to press for full legal recompense for libel.
Update: Some comments posted by users on that site who are listed, state that they never gave TSR that info, or that the username is actually used on another Sims site and not on TSR.
We are very happy to release our first Release Candidate for TSR Workshop. Many hours and lots of work has gone into this version (thank you Micke!) to make sure it has most, if not all, features you would want from our all-in-one package. The biggest new features is the support for morph states and the automatic generation of shadows.
And of course this new version is compatible with EA's latest patch and Expansion Pack and also only produce completely safe .sims3pack content.
Make sure you also update our Milkshape plugins when you download this new verson. Info on this here (new window).
Grab the file here (make sure you download the file called Release Candidate!)
* Image editor cleaned up
* Importing/exporting project to package moved to project contents
CAS Creation support:
* Morph states with sliders to preview fat, thin and fit states
* All morph states included on export
* New morph states automatically generated on import (based on exported morph meshes)
Object Creation support:
* Automatic generation of Sun shadows
* Ability to create terrainpaints
* Ability to create fences and roofs
* Editing of bounding boxes
* Automated/optional footprint update
* Slider with fixed angle rotation of objects to see sun shadows from different angles
* Ability to set final texture sizes with Material Editor
* Editing of Color and HSV patterns
* Exchanging patterns with WSP format between projects
* Possible to view and change material states (dirty and default)
* Alpha color values can now be set
Improved 3D preview:
* 3D Preview rotation / pan improved to feel more natural
* Color adjustments for 3d preview
* Adjustable ambient lighting
Overall Improvements and bug fixes:
* Creating new project from existing project
* EP and game patch breaking workshop fixed
* Arms stuck to body fixed
* Automatic mask size update fixed
* Ceiling lamps placement fixed
* Importing package now creates unique id´s
* HSV Shift text entries not updating hsv shift fixed
* Various importing problems fixed
* Color variations not showing up in game fixed
* Problems when cloning fences fixed
The release of a new expansion pack has traditionally been a time of upheaval for custom content makers. For Sims 3, we decided that all TSR custom content should be made into 100% compatible Sims3Pack files that match EA's specification for game content to give us (and you) the best chance of moving through patches and expansion pack releases without any troubles. Not everyone was happy with the decision, but sticking to EA's native game format was a wise decision that's already paid off. The recent patch and upgrade to World Adventures has caused problems for many in the community, but we're happy to say that our Sims3Packs have remained a 100% safe download format. The few files we have on offer that have caused problems has not been due to the Sims3Pack format, rather an error on the creator's part.
The Sims3Pack format:
These are all the reasons why we offer Sims3Pack files only (and why TSR Workshop will only output Sims3Pack files). We do our best to guarantee trouble-free Simming and Sims3Pack files have proved themselves to be a safe format for coping with the upgrades.
As we plough through all the new details of World Adventures we are constantly updating the TSR Wiki with new information about the Expansion Pack which you might find useful if you have the pack, or interesting if you don't! So far we have updated with the 10 new Fish, the 8 new Food Dishes, 3 new Traits and the in house document from EA, "Tomb Creation 101" which is full of tips and tricks they used for building the tombs.
If you already to subscribe to our Facebook or Twitter feeds then you might have already seen that we post there with each new page and update, as well as a daily roundup of TSR's hot new downloads. So if you are keen to stay bang up to date with all the new stuff, just add TSR to your favourite social networking sites!
For Sims 3 we have a new feature in place where you can get a list of items that have been updated by the creator since you downloaded the previous version. The reason for the update could for example be a bug fix or some kind of improvement.
If there are updated Sims 3 items you should get a note about that when you login to TSR, with a link provided to that page. After you have downloaded the updated version that item will disappear from the page, although this might take up to 10 minutes to happen. If there are items you don't want to download, you can dismiss these items.
If you were once a subscriber, at which time you downloaded a subscriber-only file, you are able to download the updated version although you no longer have a subscription.
The new Expansion Pack adds some new object types and categories. This causes some issues with Workshop and cloning. We are working on a fix for this so look for an announcement soon.
We have had our first round of retirements in our SA/FA teams now. Artists come and go unfortunately, but thankfully new talent pops up all the time :)
Please welcome the following new additions to our teams:
Sims 3 Featured Artists:
Sims 3 Select Artists:
Check out their latest creations and enjoy them in your game. Please give them all a warm welcome in their guestbooks!
We have restarted our monthly Select Artist competition now. It was a very hard decision to make considering the sheer talent here. The winners for October are as follows:
Check out their contributions from last month and enjoy them in your game. Well done everyone!
Contact Thomas with a PM and state what e-mail the gift certificate should be sent to.
I have just updated the Wiki with the latest release of Sets from the EA Store. We also included them in our database so that uploads containing these creations can be identified.
To see the Object Catalog reference guides on the Wiki click here. They are a great resource for finding things you really need in your game as they include the stats and values of each, as well as for custom content creators looking for base items from the game, the store, or from EP's.
We are happy to announce a new tool to help you organize and install Sims 3 downloads. This tool is specifically targeted at Sims3pack files only and will soon be available for Macs as well. For our subscribers you can look forward to on-site installations and download basket returning for Sims 3 based on this tool, stay tuned!
Our 20th Kudos Lottery Draw took place today with 3 winners being airway who wins their choice of any Sims 1, 2 or 3 Expansion or Stuff Pack, Granny Emm who wins one of our increasingly popular TSR 2Gb USB Flash Drives (great for storing Sims downloads on), and justevasim who is now the proud owner of a TSR Coffee Mug!
Thanks to everyone that bought a ticket (or many tickets), and you'll be pleased to know that a new Kudos Lottery has already been posted for you to spend some of your hard earned Kudos points on. You might be able to pick up that Christmas present you wanted that nobody bought!
World Adventures is the first Expansion Pack for Sims 3. People have high expectations, but this pack is often being considered as "just another Bon Voyage or Vacation". How does it compare, and what will it offer your game? Read Steve’s full preview here.
Create A World will be the first Official Custom Content tool from EA. Steve has been at EA this week attending the Simposium and has now written a preview of this new tool to help answer some of your burning questions. Check it out.
Interested in creating something nice with our new release of TSR Workshop? How about creating a plant, a nice new object or why not a pattern? Check out the 4 new tutorials available here and share your fantastic creations with everyone here at TSR!
Here I sit once again, in a hotel across the street from EA in Redwood Shores California, ready to go get some great news and info about upcoming products in the Sims series. This time it's the first Sim3 Expansion Pack, World Adventures. It's a two day event on Thursday and Friday so I have a sneaking suspicion there is more to see than just EP1, especially given that there is already so much info out there about World Adventures already (these fan events are usually before EA start announcing all the details). I'll be keeping you up to date on the TSR blog during the event, with the usual preview once the event is over. Check back during the coming days for the very latest fro EA HQ!
You can follow Steve's adventures on our brand new Twitter page here: http://twitter.com/TheSimsResource
Due to a server problem newly published Sims 3 Sets were empty. This problem has now been fixed.
It's time for celebration!
All those of you impatiently waiting for the new release of TSR Workshop with full support for objects, hair, makeup, accessories and clothing - the wait is finally over!
The public beta, version 0.8.7 is now available for download in our Workshop downloads section.
Please note this is still a beta product and there will no doubt be various bugs left to discover. We have however taken this long closed beta period to make sure as many obvious bugs as possible are fixed and that the version we provide has as many features as possible.
Please note we will not offer any dedicated product support for TSR Workshop since it is not a commercial product. The support you can get is from our dedicated Wiki section with getting started guides and manuals, our user tutorials and our TSR Workshop forums where many of our experienced FA's and SA's are available to answer your questions.
Make sure you read our EULA before using TSR Workshop in your projects and please give proper credit back here.
If you are interested in knowing who made it all possible, check the credits page here.
If you want to support our onward development please consider a donation. The money we get from donations will be used to obtain developer licenses for programs such a 3DS Max, Maya, Lightwave, Cinema 4D and others. With those licenses we will be able to create plugins to be used directly from within those programs and not having to resort to Milkshape only for the mesh import.
Here we go again. Another week, another slew of fantastic artists added to our teams. Please welcome the following:
Sims 3 FA's:
Sims 3 SA's:
Check out their recent and upcoming work and give them awarm welcome in their guestbooks!
All those who had made a transaction on October 14/15 and never received your days, please log in and verify that your days have now been added. If not, contact support.
We weren't going to start up TSRAA immediately for two reasons:
(1) Objects are still in beta form and some of us have already had to make wide-ranging updates to our earlier work. We knew this would likely be the case and so we didn't want bad objects flying out in lots.
(2) TSR needs to ensure there is enough exclusive content available for people who have already subscribed for it (and we're being slow on that, so we need to catch up urgently).
HOWEVER, it is clear that holding back ON TSRAA is causing more than a few problems (and we're REALLY sorry about that), so we're going ahead and launching TSRAA for Sims 3 objects immediately for everyone - including any Featured Artists who wish to participate. We're confident now that Workshop objects are pretty stable and starting TSRAA immediately will hopefully stop any further muddles.
Starting yesterday any lots containing TSRAA FA material is automatically set as subscriber only - so no need to ask in support about this please! This might change further down the road, as it did for Sims 2 - but we won't promise anything regarding this.
A pleading note for anyone making TSRAA objects: it will help Sims 3 players ENORMOUSLY if you can include "TSRAA" in your object descriptions in the Workshop (to be released shortly). That would be wonderful because builders will then know what is safe to use in their lots. And a BIG thank you to everyone who supports the TSRAA with content.
TSRAA now also supports clothing for Sims!
Yes you read that right, all FA's willing to participate in TSRAA and who specialize in clothing can now offer you their entire catalogue of fashion to use on your Sims creations uploaded here on TSR. The same rule is true as for objects, meaning any such Sims will be for subscribers only for the time being.
For anyone thinking "TSR-what?", here's information about the scheme: http://www.thesimsresource.com/artists/tsraa/. It needs a little update, but gives the essence of TSRAA.
Enjoy the benefits of TSRAA and being a part of TSR!
It's not quite ready yet, but we're certainly getting real close now! The current public release is version 0.6.4 and the upcoming version is up to 0.8.4 - as you can imagine that means a LOT of changes and fixes has taken place. Here's what you can expect:
CAS Creation support:
Object Creation support:
Improved 3D preview:
Estimated release date is surprisingly soon - possibly even the coming week!
There's so much talent here right now it's amazing, both new and old showing off their fantastic skills. We are very happy to announce the following additions to our teams.
New Sims 3 Featured Artists:
New Sims 3 Select Artists:
New Sims 2 Featured Artist:
New Sims 2 Select Artist:
Check out their recent work, upcoming work and be sure the give them aw arm welcome in their guestbook! :)
We are happy and proud (as usual) to announce three new additions to our fantastic teams. First off, we have a new makeup and clothing FA star for Sims 3. Please welcome:
Secondly, we have another fabulous addition to our Sims 2 FA clothing team, none other then the talented:
Last but not least we have a new addition to our Sims 3 SA team, please welcome:
Be sure to check out their latest offerings and give them a warm welcome in their guestbooks!
Our 10yr celebration screenshot competition winners are hereby announced!
1st Place: duochanfan with A Grave Party
2nd Place: maxi king with let's party
3rd Place: marie88 with Sims beach party
4th Place: Dec07 with Baby's (the twin's) 1st Birthday
5th Place: foxysensei with Green Party!
6th Place: grandmajam_of6 with Happy Birthday TSR
Congratulations to the winners who get bundles of great prizes and subscriptions. Thanks to everyone who took part. If you didn't win, try your hand at the Kudos Lottery for a chance to win the upcoming Sims 3 Expansion Pack, or watch out for another competition coming soon.
Today we have a massive update in the artist department both for Sims 2 and Sims 3. So, starting out with Sims 3, please welcome the following familiar stars to the FA team:
Also welcome the following rising stars to the SA team:
Over to Sims 2, please welcome the following additions to our FA team:
Also welcome the following to our SA team:
There are a handful of artists to add once they have answered our invitations so this list will be updated. Regardless, be sure to give them all a welcome in their guestbooks and check out their recent and previous work!
Our 19th Kudos Lottery Draw took place today with 3 winners being sandrakorb who wins their choice of any Sims 1, 2 or 3 Expansion or Stuff Pack, stephanie1225 who wins one of our increasingly popular TSR 2Gb USB Flash Drives (great for storing Sims downloads on), and TheNinthWave who is now the proud owner of a TSR Coffee Mug!
Thanks to everyone that bought a ticket (or many tickets), and you'll be pleased to know that a new Kudos Lottery has already been posted for you to spend some of your hard earned Kudos points on. You might be able to pick up the new Sims 3 EP for free!
We have been hard at work enabling full object editing for The Sims 3 with our TSR Workshop tool. Testing is in the final stages internally and brand new objects are already available on the site.
Moving forward we have now developed an SDK that allows for third party plugin development. The TSR Workshop team is very happy to announce the first plugin, supporting a format, s3asc developed by Wes Howe, used when importing and exporting meshes in TSR Workshop and supported by Wes Howe's MilkShape object plugins. This will not replace our own 3D software export/import plugins, but rather give you a choice as to which you prefer to work with, and compatibility between different tool sets. In order to comply with TSR workshop's EULA the new s3ac plugin comes with an updated license that grants it's users full rights to use the end product in any way or form they choose with no limitations.
TSR has also been granted the rights to redistribute said plugins and will also provide a support forum and regular news updates
through the TSR Workshop site. Check for a public release of both Workshop and the plugins shortly!
It is with great pleasure we present the first Sims 3 Featured Artists focusing on objects. All three are familiar faces here at TSR so please give a warm welcome to:
It is also with great pleasure we announce another addition to the Sims 2 FA team:
We would also like to welcome the following new Select Artists to the growing and talented team:
Give a warm welcome in their guestbooks and check out their latest creations here on TSR!
Phew, we've finally reached a level with Sims 3 where we have a steady flow of content coming from our Select and Featured Artists (and much more to come as objects are fully released!). So, now the time has come to do a refresh regarding Sims 2. This means we are going to go through and retire and recruit and handful of Artists from the Sims 2 teams.
This also means we are looking for a few good men/women. There are currently 4 Sims 2 FA positions and as many SA positions as we deem necessary available. If you are interested please let us know by contacting me with a private message (or if I contact and invite you). It could be that you have a Sims 2 site you wish to close or whatever the reason, we'd like to hear about it! The FA positions are incentive based and allows you to make some money from your "hobby" - read more about the Select and Featured Artist benefits here.
The Sims Resource recently celebrated its 10th year online. Can you believe it's been that long? We held off slightly on the celebrations so that the Workshop, the very first Sims 3 Object CC and our shiny new Wiki could join in the celebrations. We also have a special celebration discount on subscriptions so that you can start benefiting from the first, quality CC Furniture to appear for your game!
Added to that we have a 'Party Themed Competition' for you to enter and maybe win some great prizes, a new Theme for you to find some great content for it, and in the forums, Tug and her Mods are digging up some old forum discussions from way back! Check out the old posts and old screens threads for some retro giggles!
To either take a new subscription or top up your existing one with a 10% discount, check out the Subscriptions Page.
Now, to the fantastic new Sims 3 objects you are all itching to put in your games.. check out the Sims 3 Object Database for the latest (we'll be adding stuff all wekend).
Party on people... we Simmers have lots to celebrate!
TSR's Sims 3 Workshop is just about ready to roll out for its public beta with limited object functionality included. This is a huge milestone for the Sims 3 community and a great achievement that we are very proud of here at TSR.
Currently the Workshop is capable of exporting static objects only (animated objects like dining chairs are almost working), although some of the color variants are still not functional is some objects. Lighting and Build Mode objects are also well into testing and should be completed soon. Tables, Sofas and Decorative type items are working well though, and as result, we are ready to roll out the very first Sims 3 Custom Objects for you to download and test in your game! Check them out here, with more being published throughout the weekend.
For more details on Workshop and its continued development, check out its dedicated webpage
During the past few weeks, many hours have been spent by dedicated volunteers configuring, customizing and content building to bring TSR's community a brand new Wiki for Sims 3! In true TSR fashion, this wiki will almost certainly be the easiest on the eye you ever saw but past that, it's packed full of reference tables for all aspects of the game, object catalogs and more!
It's also home to all the documentation and reference guides for The Sims 3 Workshop including in-depth tutorials. Check out your new Wiki today!
We are very pleased to announce further additions to our team of talented Select and Featured Artists her at TSR.
First of all, please welcome the following new Select Artists:
Last but not least, please welcome the following new Featured Artists:
- Apple (Sims 2)
Check out all of their recent work and be sure to give them a warm welcome in their guestbooks!
A new release is out that fixes the following:
You can grab the new version here.
TSR is seeking experienced object meshers who would be willing to carry out some real testing over the coming week. Time is tight which is why our selection criteria are also tight.
What you'll need:
The following are advantages but not essential:
In return you'll get exclusive access to the TSR Workshop beta and the ability to test object creation for Sims 3 in a very easy to use tool. We'll also feature your work here on TSR upon launch of our objects database.
Please send a PM with a work sample (a textured mesh you've created to prove that you know what you're doing) to Thomas if you are interested.
We are very happy and proud to welcome the follow new Artists to our growing and talented teams:
Give all of them a warm welcome in their guestbooks and check out their recent and upcoming work!
If you are unsure of how to use TSR Merlin when installing Sims 3 downloads, here is the guide for you.
We are happy to report we've just released an update to our Sims3pack/package installation tool. This version includes a proper installation Wizard, desktop icons, installation of multiple files at once and various bugfixes. Head on to the download page and grab your copy now! Installing .Sims3pack content from TSR has never been easier or faster!
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