zeldathemes
Hello there and welcome to my simblr! I create content for The Sims 3, everything from houses and community lots to clothes and mods, and I intend to use this blog as a place to post pictures of my various projects and uploads. In addition, I love writing stories for the game, and once in a while I will share updates from my legacy here as well.

Sims 3 Bulletin Board Freezing/Crashing Bug

You know that glitch when you hover over the base game bulletin board or the University Life bulletin board in the buy mode catalog? The one that causes the entire game to lock up until you force quit it? I made a fix that stops the game from crashing with those two objects, but I’m wondering if you all know of any other base game, expansion pack, stuff pack, or store items that have that bug too. I’d like to take care of them all at once, but I can’t think of any other objects that freeze up the game like that. Thanks in advance! =)

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  #TS3  
Rules:
Take a screenshot of your desktop.
Don’t change anything.
Don’t delete anything.
Tag five people.
Thanks for tagging me, demonwolfs-den! =D My desktop is boring though, heh. I need to change my background to something more personal, but lazy.
I’m tagging heavensims, jenba, annywayssimblr, unconstrainedcreations, and gigasims. Just if y’all want to, of course. <3

Rules:

  1. Take a screenshot of your desktop.
  2. Don’t change anything.
  3. Don’t delete anything.
  4. Tag five people.

Thanks for tagging me, demonwolfs-den! =D My desktop is boring though, heh. I need to change my background to something more personal, but lazy.

I’m tagging heavensims, jenba, annywayssimblr, unconstrainedcreations, and gigasims. Just if y’all want to, of course. <3

  #Non-Sims    #Saviorhide  
I knew that F5 toggled between half tile and quarter tile snapping for things on the ground, but it works for wall objects too! =D Which means, if you want to place lights or curtains or whatever at the exact same height, you can double your available positions!!!
&#8230;I get excited about strange things. XD

I knew that F5 toggled between half tile and quarter tile snapping for things on the ground, but it works for wall objects too! =D Which means, if you want to place lights or curtains or whatever at the exact same height, you can double your available positions!!!

…I get excited about strange things. XD

  #TS4  

Calvin Campbell, a floundering artist who spends more time goofing around with his buddies than practicing his painting. He has the maturity level of a twelve year old boy, including a particular fondness for fart jokes and the movie Animal House, and the dexterity and coordination of a drunk elephant. Nevertheless, give him a brush, some canvas, an easel, and his ADHD medications and he will create a symphony for your eyes.

His great aunt Mildred died recently and left him a hefty inheritance, and he intends to use the money to move out of his mother’s house in the city and buy a small starter in the nearby town of Willow Creek. But can he maintain his focus and make a name for himself as an artist with all the distractions of young adulthood bearing down on him?

Creative | Childish | Clumsy

  #TS4    #Pixel Person    #Calvin Campbell  

Rosings Cottage, my first TS4 build. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, but I’ve only furnished the downstairs so far. I created it for an artist sim, Calvin Campbell. He’s creative, clumsy, and childish, and he aspires to own a mansion someday. I haven’t actually started playing him yet (or any TS4 sims), but I’ll try to post some CAS pictures of him later. I may move him into a starter home first and make him work his way up to this house, though. Haven’t quite decided yet. =D

  #TS4    #Lot    #Residential  
I made some more OMSP resizers, 70%, 80%, 85%, 90%, and 95%, as I thought Buhudain&#8217;s 75% resizer was a touch too small for a toddler/faux baby. However, I *suck* at using Blender, so I can&#8217;t offer any poses to go with it, but would anyone like these? If so, I can do some other sizes as well, if you have any in mind. ^_^ Just let me know! =)
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I made some more OMSP resizers, 70%, 80%, 85%, 90%, and 95%, as I thought Buhudain’s 75% resizer was a touch too small for a toddler/faux baby. However, I *suck* at using Blender, so I can’t offer any poses to go with it, but would anyone like these? If so, I can do some other sizes as well, if you have any in mind. ^_^ Just let me know! =)

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  #TS3  
The anon will have to adjust the skintone’s TONE ramp
Open the skin in Skinator and lower/increase the shine control

Thank you both very much! =D

To nonny: You can find the Skininator tool here. It’s very easy to use, but if you have any questions please let me know! I’d be more than happy to help. =)

That sounds like the bug you get when your clothing normalmap is imported via SimPE with the wrong compression setting, to me.
Oh wow, totally the wrong game there. :D

Lol! I’m afraid I’m going to be doing the exact same thing with TS4 soon. =P

  #Replies    #woohoo-juice-simoleons    #nyshabrokeit    #simifymylove  
So I saw your post about shinny clothes and how to fix them do you know anything about the shiny/opaque faces with some skin tones ?

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I’m sorry, I’ve never heard of that glitch before. =( Can you give me any more information? When you say opaque, do their faces turn a different color or tone or does the lighting change somehow? Or just generally the skin becomes shiny and opaque on their face? I’d love to help you, but I don’t believe I’ve ever seen that before. Perhaps if you sent me a picture of it? Either way, I really hope you can fix it! <3

  #Replies    #Anonymous  

I’m sure y’all probably already know both of these, but in case anyone doesn’t here are two quick and easy solutions to eliminate saran-wrapped clothes in The Sims 3.

  1. First, there is a glitch whenever a sim is placed directly from the bin into the world where the game miscalculates the specular (shine) on their clothing. It doesn’t happen every time or with every sim, but often enough that it was irritating me. Restarting the game and/or reloading that particular save might fix this issue too (although I’m not 100% certain about that), but a simpler way to solve the problem is to take the offending sim into stylist mode with MasterController (or edit in CAS or use a mirror or a dresser) and change something about them. Anything will work, but you need to alter their appearance somehow so the game will know to recalculate the textures on their outfits. I typically just move their eyelash slider over by half a centimeter, but changing the opacity on their makeup slightly or giving them a new accessory or a different pair of shoes would work too. When you exit back to live mode, their clothes should appear a lot less shiny.
  2. The second fix involves removing the specular texture from within the game using velocitygrass’s Remove Deco mod. Once you’ve installed the mod, go into stylist mode or CAS, open the CASt tool on whatever item of clothing you want less shine on, pull up the cheat console (ctrl+shift+C), and type “deco p” without the quotes. This will completely replace the specular on whichever item you are CASting with a solid black texture, essentially eliminating the extra shininess. It doesn’t work on hairs as far as I know, but it will take care of plastic looking shoes, accessories, and clothing.

If anyone has any problems or questions, please let me know! Or if you have any other solutions for that first glitch, I’d be more than happy to hear it! =D Thank you!

ETA: It’s a very subtle difference in my pictures, but if you click to enlarge you should be able to see it. Or maybe I’m the only one who’s bothered by it, lol! XD

  #TS3  

Theme Still in Progress!

And what I have so far looks terrible. ;_; I’m going to try to finish it later today after homework, but at this point I just want my old one back. :(

  #But it's gone now    #;____;    #Non-Sims    #Delete Later  

Theme In Progress!

Just an FYI if I don’t finish it tonight. =)

ETA: It’s 2:00 a.m. now, and this is not going to happen tonight. If anyone sees this, sorry for the mess, and I promise I’ll fix it up tomorrow! <3

  #Non-Sims    #Delete Later  
I don&#8217;t do this very often because I&#8217;m really self-conscious about my appearance, but I wanted to post a reference picture to go with the self sim I made yesterday. =) Plus, I was looking through some old photos last week and found this cute shot of me and some high school friends at a quinceañera. (I&#8217;m the blonde in the middle.) I was part of her court and got to wear a fancy white dress and participate in this choreographed dance number. =D That was such a fun night, even though I totally goofed up the dance, hehe. Seriously, the phrase &#8220;two left feet&#8221; doesn&#8217;t even begin to describe how uncoordinated and clumsy I am on the dance floor. XD

I don’t do this very often because I’m really self-conscious about my appearance, but I wanted to post a reference picture to go with the self sim I made yesterday. =) Plus, I was looking through some old photos last week and found this cute shot of me and some high school friends at a quinceañera. (I’m the blonde in the middle.) I was part of her court and got to wear a fancy white dress and participate in this choreographed dance number. =D That was such a fun night, even though I totally goofed up the dance, hehe. Seriously, the phrase “two left feet” doesn’t even begin to describe how uncoordinated and clumsy I am on the dance floor. XD

  #Non-Sims  

Westley Monahan for Siml3gacies’ Sims 3 Store Giveaway.

As a salty sea breeze whips up around him, Westley Monahan pulls up the anchor and aptly maneuvers his small skiff out of the shallow harbor and into the open ocean. Once safely away from the shoreline, he reaches down for what must be the hundredth time today and briskly unhinges the lock on the compartment below his seat, ensuring that his loot rests safely where he stashed it. His boss expects a good haul this time, and he will not disappoint him.

West never wanted to become a thief, but born in the crossfires of an ugly civil war he learned quickly to rely upon himself and only himself. After the slaughter of his mother and siblings at the tender age of fourteen, he journeyed hundreds of miles alone toward the nearest city where he took to pickpocketing and swindling to survive. Before long, however, the quick witted, charismatic young man joined forces with a local street gang and began taking on larger and larger jobs, eventually working his way up to the very top. Now, an elite con artist and master thief with an impressive record of hits to his name, he travels the world stealing ultra-rare artifacts and performing whatever other nefarious tasks his bosses set out for him.

Nevertheless, despite enjoying the thrill and freedom that comes with his career, Westley feels trapped by his life of crime and yearns to escape it, but in his line of work one cannot simply resign. Still, as the stakes grow higher and the risks grow deadlier, he knows that something must change. But how?

Adventurous | Charismatic | Daredevil | Irresistible | Rebellious

Private Download

  #TS3    #Pixel Person    #Westley Monahan    #simsl3gacies  
simsl3gacies:

Another giveaway for my Tumblr followers! I’m absolutely getting rid of all of my sim points this time. This time the contest is for a sim of your making to join my legacy village in the Ouroboros legacy.
There will be a 1st and 2nd place prize.
1st place is up to 3,000 sim points’ worth of any combination of any giftable items in the Sims 3 store.
2nd place is up to 2,000 sim points’ worth of any combination of any giftable items in the Sims 3 store.
You’re not limited to choosing just one set as your prize this time. You can add a world, sets, or any number of giftable items to your wishlist, up to the value of sim points that you win. Note that Complete Your Set discounts and sale prices are not applicable when gifting items, unfortunately. Nor, alas, can I just gift you the simpoints, only the items. Blame that on EA.
To enter to win:
You must be following me on Tumblr.
You must reblog this post at least one time, to help me spread the word.
You must submit your sim to me within 7 days, by Saturday, August 30th.
More details and guidelines at Simsl3gacies

Oops, forgot to reblog this before! My entry is coming soon! =D

simsl3gacies:

Another giveaway for my Tumblr followers! I’m absolutely getting rid of all of my sim points this time. This time the contest is for a sim of your making to join my legacy village in the Ouroboros legacy.

There will be a 1st and 2nd place prize.

  • 1st place is up to 3,000 sim points’ worth of any combination of any giftable items in the Sims 3 store.
  • 2nd place is up to 2,000 sim points’ worth of any combination of any giftable items in the Sims 3 store.

You’re not limited to choosing just one set as your prize this time. You can add a world, sets, or any number of giftable items to your wishlist, up to the value of sim points that you win. Note that Complete Your Set discounts and sale prices are not applicable when gifting items, unfortunately. Nor, alas, can I just gift you the simpoints, only the items. Blame that on EA.

To enter to win:

  • You must be following me on Tumblr.
  • You must reblog this post at least one time, to help me spread the word.
  • You must submit your sim to me within 7 days, by Saturday, August 30th.

More details and guidelines at Simsl3gacies

Oops, forgot to reblog this before! My entry is coming soon! =D

  #TS3    #Reblog  
My self sim. I showed her to my mother this morning to see if she could guess who I&#8217;d made, and she recognized her (me?) instantly. I was very pleased. ^_^

My self sim. I showed her to my mother this morning to see if she could guess who I’d made, and she recognized her (me?) instantly. I was very pleased. ^_^

  #TS3    #Pixel Person