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Leave Requests Here

As most of you should know--I am always open to Requests. My favorite types of Requests are for making Sims and Patterns for people, but I don't mind doing Lot/Object/etc Requests either, though they tend to take (a lot) longer to complete, as I have my own Creations Schedule to keep (I'll never post what wickedness I'm up to--it's a surprise! :D LoL). I have decided to let people leave Requests in these blog messages. It will be easier for me to keep track of projects people want done this way, as I need to flush out my PMs folder PRONTO, before it fills up. DOs: So, leave your requests in a post below! I like getting links to pictures online so that I have some idea as to what you all want from me, so try to include that in the Request. Even though I mostly stick to Historical/Fantasy creations, I don't mind doing Celebrity Sims at ALL, so those are 100% fine. Themes I am fine with: -Cultural -Historical (anything from prehistoric times all the way up to the Vintage era (no later than the 1940s)) -Scientific (Steampunk through Futuristic) -Fantasy and Horror DON'Ts: The one thing I don't do, however, are 'Contemporary' lots--bleh. If you just want some regular modern home with the works that just looks nice, or a plain Starter Home or whatever, I am NOT the one to ask, lol! Same goes with asking for Model sims--Celebrities are fine, but I won't just make 'A pretty sim man or woman, please!?' NO. Also, don't Request anything that will force me to have to use something from an EP or SP--I don't have any, pfft! *weeping internally* Don't expect your Request, if I accept/consider it, to be finished right away, sadly. As I said, I have my own Schedule I keep, and though I tinker with it on occassion it takes time to create things, so waiting is not an option. And remember: keep your Requests PG-13 (so we don't get banned)!

Quick Tip if the Launcher Won't Install Files

In addition to the other advice I gave in my last post, sometimes it's not anything wrong with anything at all. Sometimes TSR, especially if you download something as a sims3pack, botches up the download, and you'll end up with a dud file. :( When you put it into the Launcher, instead of seeing a proper thumbnail, all you'll see is a brown box--you'll know it when you see it: TRUST. ;) 9 times out of 10, if you try to install anything showing up as a brown box in the Launcher, the installation will FAIL. But don't despair! Just go back and try again--this time, try to dl the desired item as a ZIP file, NOT a sims3pack. Extract the ZIP file wherever you need it, and reinstall the sims3pack(s) within. This time, the installation SHOULD work. ;) This happens to me when I download things at LEAST twice a day, and dl-ing the file as ZIPs instead has ALWAYS worked for me. ;)

Happy Simming! :)  

Problems Installing My Lots & Sims

I have recieved a few complaints during my time here at TSR that my Lots fail to install with the Launcher. I find this very disturbing. I have had some people test my lots in-game with 100% success, so I know the files aren't BROKEN or anything, but when others tell me that they don't work, I get very confused.  As of November 2011 I only have the WORLD ADVENTURES, AMBITIONS and LATE NITE EPs, and NO SPs at all, so any lots of mine dated BEFORE November 2011 do NOT require ANY EPs or SPs. Therefore, the problem clearly lies with who has certain CC properly installed, and who doesn't. With lots made ater November 2011, you may need to update your game to the latest patch or game EP I have to get them to appear. As of March 2012 I am currently using Patch Update 1.29, so as to avoid all of the social crap nonsense going on with Showtime.

1. ) PACKAGE FILES: as I ALWAYS say on my Downloads pages: You NEED to install the Extra CC Not Included files BEFORE you install my Lots and Sims into your Launcher, or it won't work! Download ALL of EA's FREE sets and things, including Riverview, at The Store if the frakking Launcher keeps telling you you're missing something.

When I list Package files I use in my creations, you MUST follow the links I give you, and download EVERYTHING I tell you to. The Launcher cannot read Package files, so you must already have the Package files in your Packages folder under Mods (under Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Mods/Packages). If you don't know what a Package file or Mods folder is, go here to learn what to do: . DO NOT try to install my Lots or Sims creations in the Launcher without having FIRST put all the necessary Package files in your Packages folder. DO NOT.

2. ) STORE STUFF (RIVERVIEW): Riverview is a MUST. Register your Base Game at EA's TS3 site, and download the world--it's FREE (thank goodness). A lot of CC I use on my landscapes comes from Riverview--stuff like the wood logs and the scarecrow, especially.

2b.) STORE STUFF (WORLDS): I currently have Barnacle Bay, Hidden Springs and Lunar Lakes installed. There is exclusive CC that comes with these worlds that I may or may not use, so if you think something is missing, it might be from one of these 3 Store Worlds.

3. ) STORE STUFF (FREEBIES): As I said above, I recommend that you download it ALL. Any and everything Free at The Store: GET IT. I did, and I may or may not use any of these CC objects/clothes in my creations. Sometimes I use them without even realizing it, and TSR does not always list what is included in the creations, I have come to realize. If you don't know what is being offered freely, this is a good site to see everything all at once, and then go to the Store and get them:

3b.) STORE STUFF (FREEBIES--ACHIEVEMENTS and MYSTERY BUNDLES): I learned at Mod the Sims a few weeks/months back that it was possible to get free things at The Store by uploading your sim Memories to the website. Eager for anything my broke behind didn't have to pay for, I started uploading my Memories to My Studio, and sure enough I received a lot of cool things from EA, which are all listed here: so be sure to Upload your Memories, folks, so you can get the freebies, too! ^0^ Also, a few months ago EA started including a few TSM to TS3 conversions as Mystery Bundle Prizes for buying simpoint bundles at the Store. I have them ALL. You can see images and learn more about Mystery Items here:

4.) STORE STUFF (PAY): I won't name individual files, but I'll list Store Sets I own that I might use stuff from: Mediterranean Life, Viva Las Vegas Living, Regency Arcade, Olympian Physique, Morrocco Mystique, Buccaneer's Bounty, Hacienda Luxury, Indulgent Living, Zen Again, Asian Fusion, Old Town Starter, Worldly Goodies; Adrenaline Rush, Transportation to the Future, Pushin Pedals, Speedy Styles, ALL Futureshock, More Magic, Steampunk (plus Return and Kitchen), ALL Street Couture, Through the Spyglass Bedroom, Frontier Finds Living Room, ALL Faire Folk Life, Gothique Living and Sleeping, ALL Regal Living, Victorian Fashions, Complete Castle Kits, Tiki Living and Dining, Mid Century Fantasy Living, Killer Classics and Three Lakes, Boho Vintage Womens, ALL Jazz Age, Bayside Laundry and Kitchen, ALL Storybook.

5. ) EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOADS: I was lucky enough to snag a few downloads from the T-Mobile GetConnected promotion a few months ago, and got some things. The offer is no longer available, sadly: T-Mobile - Retro Record Player and T-Mobile - Music Arsenal.

So download all of these things, if you can. If you can't get the Sims Store Pay Items and Exclusive Content, then you can't use my lots, whether they're free or not, sorry :( least, NOT VIA THE LAUNCHER. It won't work, so your only other option is to....

6. ) DELPHY's MULTI-EXTRACTOR as last minute rescue: Download my lots anyway, and then go to Mod the Sims and download Delphy's Multi-Extractor at This will allow you to turn any sims3pack into a package file, including lots and sims. Turn the lots/sims into a package file, and put it in your Library folder under Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Library if it's a Lot, or the SavedSims folder if it's a Sim, and load the game--EASY! You now have my lot/sims!

If you still have problems, PLEASE: LET ME KNOW!!! I have over 400,000 people who downloaded my things so far, and I can count on both hands the people who told me that they had problems. If I don't know it's broken, HOW will I know to fix it?

I hate knowing that people are having problems with my things. :( It takes me so long to do lots (especially the Furnished ones--those are a pill) and I truly and utterly mean this: HAPPY SIMMING!


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