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1  Sims 2 Community Downloads / Eyes / Alien Eyes on: November 03, 2008, 04:07:44 pm
It's Maxis eyes with the colors inverted, if this is your first recolor it's not so bad. I think it looks more robotic than alien, though. Smiley
2  Sims 2 Community Downloads / Female Hair / < INNOCENCE > on: September 17, 2008, 05:24:09 pm
I like this hair, it's crazy but cool. :thumbup:
3  Sims 2 Community Downloads / Sim Celebrities / Kiki Kannibal <3 on: June 05, 2008, 06:39:33 am

A good sim, though, it looks just like her.
4  Simmers' Paradise / Sims 2 Apartment Life Chat / Apartment Life- EP 8? on: April 28, 2008, 10:13:31 am
You can already kinda make apartments with one of the various 'larger household' modifications out there and using those University 'claim' doors, although with those doors the Sims have to live alone for it to work. A modification for door locks that offer an 'allow family' option rather than 'allow household' would make apartments work.

This "Apartment Life" isn't a bad idea, but I don't see how it can comprise an entire expansion pack. There are more EP's I'd rather see, like hospital as mentioned by GingerGal08 or maybe one where you follow Sims to work/school instead of them disappearing for x amount of hours.
5  Sims 2 Community Downloads / Junior / Fan Sites Must Be Destroyed! on: April 03, 2008, 10:45:17 am
There's no excuse for paysites, they claim the money goes toward hosting. But it isn't really that expensive to host an individual website anymore (i.e. anything other than large group efforts and very large sites like Insim & MTS2), costs have gone down considerably over the years as more and more people open websites and blogs.

Domain name: $10-20 (so let's say average $15) /year ($1.25/month)
Site hosting: $5-30/month depending on whether you choose shared or dedicated server (only very large sites need dedicated servers), so let's say average $17.50/month.
File hosting: you can get a Rapidshare premium account for hosting your files (each file can be up to 2000 MB) at $86/year, or $7/month.

So an economic, but very functional site can cost around $25.75/month if you shop around and do your homework. How does someone justify a site like offering donation scheme from $10-70? Or Carla Niven offering a sub for $15/month? :smt120

If it is expensive for them, it actually HELPS them in the long run in improving the quality of the downloads. If they pay the cost themselves they are forced to only release the best of the best. If they offer really beautiful downloads for free, they can put a 'help us out' PayPal button & people will show their support financially. On the other hand, if you look at a mega huge subscription site like TSR they have about 10% - 15% really talented Featured Artists making the best high-end stuff (usually for pay) and the rest 85% - 90% is page after page of gappy hairs and fugly recolors and stuff that looks like it was made in MS Paint. Paysites become quantity before quality.:sad4:

"Well, I'm not rich. Do you think only rich people should be able to have Sims 2 websites?!" Kinda, yeah. That's how the world works.

Newsflash: Anyone who can afford a computer capable of playing the Sims 2, a high speed internet connection, the Sims 2 game + the Expansion packs ($50-18 apiece), has a PayPal account (thus obviously a credit card or bank account), programs like Poser 7 (expensive), Milkshape ($25-40 depending on where and when you bought it) and Photoshop (expensive) is probably not a starvin' Marvin in a hut somewhere. And if they really are poor and are using any sort of pirated software to make their custom content, I don't think they have any right to complain when someone shares their pay content on a site like PMBD.
6  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / The Sims 3 buzz/gossip/rumours on: March 30, 2008, 06:47:48 am
Quote from: ktggoodnight;1189959
and i cant re itteratte how much I HATE THEIR SKIN/EYES/HAIR + CLOTHES DESIGNERS!- seriously the clothes are designed around the early 90s and are AWFUL! - seriously if you thought about wearing any of those items in real life. and dont get me started on the plastic hair and shiny shiny unrealistic skin!

I think people in most of the world are stuck in the 90's fashion-wise! :rabbit: Maxis makes bland stuff on purpose, it has to appeal to the widest audience. Most people seem to want dumb cartoonish crap in their game. But yeah, custom hairs by people on Insim, MTS2, Noukie, Raon, SAU, et al are 1000% more attractive than the crapola which comes with the game. Maxis also makes some weird clothing, 90% of it is fugly & unwearable (except for some custom recolors).

I'm going to hold off on buying the Sims 3 until a few years after its release, from the screenshots and descriptions it doesn't appear to be worth buying a whole new system for it..:smt120
7  Sims 2 Community Downloads / Residential / Jacob Grandzarz Shepherds-Hut on: March 30, 2008, 06:20:37 am
If I don't have one of the stuff packs (H&M) will the whole thing not show up in my game at all, or just those items from H&M will be missing?
8  Sims 2 Community Downloads / Residential / Veronaville Hospital on: March 15, 2008, 11:18:41 pm
This is neat, thanks for making it, and making it CC-free. :clap:
9  Simmers' Paradise / Content Creation & Recoloring Help / Meshes from other games: possible to convert to the Sims? on: March 15, 2008, 10:07:40 pm
I found these meshes and textures and want to put the tanks and the uniforms into the Sims to make a war movie. Is it possible to take clothing meshes & objects from another game and convert them for use in the Sims 2? Sorry if I'm a noob.. :smt120
10  Sims 2 Community Downloads / Custom Pets / Mice and cages on: March 14, 2008, 07:24:26 pm
These are adorable. :angel:
11  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Discussion / What is the size of your 'Downloads' Folder ? on: November 24, 2007, 03:30:14 pm
I had in my downloads folder at one point more than 4GB, my computer is not "great" so it took about 10minutes to load the game. :-P A few months ago I went through and got rid of lots of big & not frequently used files (junk). My current total is a much slimmer 2.4GB.
12  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / question about combining 2 meshes on: November 24, 2007, 03:24:17 pm
Hi, I was wondering if someone experienced with clothing meshes could tell me how difficult is it to combine 2 clothing meshes into 1?

I want to take just the top part of a full-body suit mesh and combine it with a Maxis bottom mesh to make a new full-body mesh. I'm only experienced with doing recolors/retextures of existing clothing & hair and have never created a mesh before. How difficult of a process is this? I'm not technically inept and enjoy learning new things yet I want to know if it is so difficult and frustrating, because if it is I won't bother buying Milkshape & attempting it.

Thanks for any advice. :smile:
13  Sims 2 Community Downloads / Junior / Fan Sites Must Be Destroyed! on: September 08, 2007, 08:49:44 am
Poor people who want to make their own Sims CC sites need to a. get a less expensive hobby, b. ask for voluntary donations without "gift sets" as an incentive, or c. get together with other 'financially challenged' Sims CC creators and split the hosting bill together. Donators could be rewarded with something other than exclusive gift sets and donation meshes (which is a violation of EA terms). For example, if a site is set up to allow people to download only one file at a time (like MTS2), donators could be rewarded with a higher bandwidth allowance (three or more items at a time), since donations are only to help pay the bandwidth bills, right?
14  Sims 2 Community Downloads / Female Hair / Dreadfalls retexture (photo hair) short and long fringe on: August 10, 2007, 03:08:09 pm
Thanks for this! :smile: I love this hair, but the fringe was always too long even on my sims with giant foreheads. Cheesy
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