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Buckley's Sims
Hello there and welcome to my simblr! Some of you may know me from around the community as Buckley, but feel free to call me by my real name, Colleen, instead. I create content for The Sims 3, everything from houses and community lots to new clothing meshes and accessories, 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.

This blog is strictly for sims content, and any exceptions will be tagged “non-sims” for easy blocking. Also, I track the tag “buckleysims”.

Super early WIP shot of a new sweater top I made. ^_^ The textures need a crap ton more work, but I’m pretty happy with how the mesh itself turned out. Still need to make the morphs and lower LODs, but so far so good. =D

Super early WIP shot of a new sweater top I made. ^_^ The textures need a crap ton more work, but I’m pretty happy with how the mesh itself turned out. Still need to make the morphs and lower LODs, but so far so good. =D

  #TS3    #CAS    #WIP  

Another elimination, Alexander sighs. Although he’s only known these women a short while, he hates to let any of them go just yet.

"You three ladies face elimination today for one simple reason," he begins stoically. "Your behavior toward each other is simply unacceptable. I can save two of you, but I hope that no matter who stays and who leaves you will all try harder to treat other people with respect and civility, if not kindness and compassion."

He approaches Darya first. “You, above all, need to learn to control your temper, but despite your tendency to overreact you intrigue me. I admire your spirit and passion, and I would like a chance to get to know you better. You are safe this week.”

"Majda." Alexander’s eyes remain impassive as he shifts his attention to her. "You also have a temper, but your spunk and charisma impress me. I know in my mind that if I want any peace around here I should probably eliminate you, but my heart doesn’t want you to leave just yet. You too are safe this week."

Majda grins in relief. “You won’t regret it, Alexander. You’ll see,” she promises enthusiastically.

Turning toward the pretty brunette, Alex shakes his head sadly. “Venus, I’m sorry, but you have been eliminated.”


Producer’s Notes:

KD, thank you very much for Venus! I really enjoyed having her for my BC, and I hope that she will find love and happiness with somebody else in the future! <3

  #TS3    #BuckleySimsBC    #BuckleySimsBC Episode 2    #Alexander Knight    #Darya Pankov    #Majda Greenwood    #Venus Searl    #jelly-nick    #bodacsims    #king-deadlysimmies  

This hat came attached to a hair from the EA store, but I wanted to use it on a sim without bangs so I converted it to an accessory. Found under the accessories/glasses section of the CAS catalog, it has three channels and includes a custom thumbnail for easy identification. Teen to elder females only, although if anyone wants it for guys I would be happy to make it for them too. You will probably need aWT’s hat sliders, and unless you use an HQ mod textures and patterns will appear blurry in CAS. However, they look much crisper in game.

Download the Mustang Molly Hat Accessory HERE.

Polygon Counts:

LOD0: 1132
LOD1: 588
LOD2: 352
LOD3: 168

Please let me know if you have any issues! =)

  #TS3    #CAS    #Accessories    #From Buckley with Love  
I love aWT&#8217;s hat sliders, but the scale X one was broken. It only scaled the hat larger, not smaller, and whenever you pushed the slider into the negative region (moving it to the left) it would randomly alter the hat&#8217;s position a different way every time you loaded the game. So I fixed it.
You will need to delete aWT&#8217;s original scale X hat slider and replace it with my fixed version. Putting this package into your overrides folder without deleting the original slider *may* work, but I can&#8217;t guarantee it. You won&#8217;t break your game or anything if you try, but the results will probably be unpredictable and inconsistent.
Download aWT&#8217;s Hat Slider- Scale X Fix HERE.
This will not affect any pre-existing sims unless you already have the scale X hat slider in the negative region (pulled past the middle to the left), in which case it should, theoretically, revert back to zero (same as if you removed a custom slider that a sim was using from the game). However, I doubt anyone will encounter this issue as the left side of the hat scale X slider was broken anyway. If you already have it set in the positive region on a sim (pulled past the middle to the right), it should remain at the correct value, as I didn&#8217;t alter that half of the slider at all.
Finally, a word of caution. I tested this extensively in my own game, and it worked just fine. However, I&#8217;m nervous about releasing it as I&#8217;ve never made a slider before, so please please PLEASE let me know if you have any issues with it. Thank you! =)

I love aWT’s hat sliders, but the scale X one was broken. It only scaled the hat larger, not smaller, and whenever you pushed the slider into the negative region (moving it to the left) it would randomly alter the hat’s position a different way every time you loaded the game. So I fixed it.

You will need to delete aWT’s original scale X hat slider and replace it with my fixed version. Putting this package into your overrides folder without deleting the original slider *may* work, but I can’t guarantee it. You won’t break your game or anything if you try, but the results will probably be unpredictable and inconsistent.

Download aWT’s Hat Slider- Scale X Fix HERE.

This will not affect any pre-existing sims unless you already have the scale X hat slider in the negative region (pulled past the middle to the left), in which case it should, theoretically, revert back to zero (same as if you removed a custom slider that a sim was using from the game). However, I doubt anyone will encounter this issue as the left side of the hat scale X slider was broken anyway. If you already have it set in the positive region on a sim (pulled past the middle to the right), it should remain at the correct value, as I didn’t alter that half of the slider at all.

Finally, a word of caution. I tested this extensively in my own game, and it worked just fine. However, I’m nervous about releasing it as I’ve never made a slider before, so please please PLEASE let me know if you have any issues with it. Thank you! =)

  #TS3    #CAS    #Sliders    #Fixes    #From Buckley with Love  

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theratway:

anyone experienced with modding (i guess script mods, it’s an ITUN file?) who can answer some questions for me?

Anyone?

Don’t be nervous about going to MTS! If you have a question about it, someone else might need help with that too. =) Also, simlogical has some great resources for script modders as well, but I’d be happy to (try to) help, or at least attempt to point you in the right direction. I’ve just started messing around with scripts mods a bit (and failed so far, haha), but I have some experience tuning ITUNs. They’re generally pretty straightforward. Feel free to send me a message or whatever’s easiest. =)

  #Reblog  

Notice the discoloration on the scalp in the top left hand picture? My good friend heavensims discovered that bit of ugly on ephemera’s otherwise flawless WEAK Freckle non-default skin tone update, and as it’s her all time favorite I decided to fix it for her. I figured that other people might want it to, so I’m putting it up publicly for anyone else who uses that particular skin.

However, I didn’t want to steal ephemera’s work, so you will still need the original non-default skin tone as my package only contains the fixed scalp textures. You can download ephemera’s WEAK Freckle skin here (at the bottom of the post, click the link next to “more pics and info”). Just as a side note, you shouldn’t need to reapply the skin on any sims who are already using it. This fix will work automatically, although you WILL need to clear your caches (both your world caches and your regular caches).

To use my fixes, either place my package directly into your overrides folder or, if you don’t want any extra files, use S3PE to import the resources from my package into ephemera’s package, making sure the “replace duplicates” and “use resource name” boxes are ticked. If anyone needs more help with that second option, send me an ask and I will write up some better directions for you.

Download the scalp fix HERE.

If ephemera decides to fix the scalp on this skin tone themselves, I will gladly remove my download and delete this post, but until then enjoy! =)

Credits: CmarNYC for her Skininator and Peter and Inge Jones for S3PE.

  #TS3    #CAS    #Fixes    #From Buckley with Love  

The morning of the elimination Alexander awakens to find Anja brooding on the patio outside, and deciding not to waste the rare alone time together he tries out his best pick up line on her.

"Hey Anja," he grins at her amiably. "Is it hot out here or is it just you?" he asks with his signature eyebrow waggle.

Surprisingly, she doesn’t roll her eyes and stalk away, instead sighing and giggling at his corny remark. “Oh, Alex,” she flirts and leans in closer. “Your pathological need to be worshiped and adored by everyone should send up a huge red flag for me, but I actually find it kind of endearing. Unlike that joke you just told, but I guess you can’t win them all,” she adds with a wink.

His moves do not go over nearly so well with Venus, but Majda makes it clear that she likes his sense of humor. Either that, or she just really doesn’t want to go home today.

  #TS3    #BuckleySimsBC    #BuckleySimsBC Episode 2    #Alexander Knight    #Anja Østergård    #Venus Searl    #Majda Greenwood    #heavensims    #king-deadlysimmies    #bodacsims  

"Enough is enough," Alexander begins in a surprisingly heated tone. "I’m sick and tired of all the fighting in this house, and it’s past time that I put a stop to it. I spoke with the show’s producers, and we all agree. Any woman who lays a hand on anyone else in this house will automatically become a candidate for elimination that week. I will not tolerate physical violence around here any longer."

"As for you three ladies," he continues, turning toward Majda, Venus, and Darya. "I see the way you act around each other, the arguing and name-calling and slapping and brawling, and I highly doubt anything I say will ever convince you guys to behave civilly. Furthermore, as the instigators of every single incidence of hostility in this house so far, I have decided that the three of you will all face elimination tomorrow morning. Only one of you will be sent home, but hopefully that will end this chaos."


Producer’s Notes:

The fighting in this house became absolutely unbearable for me, and I decided back in April before I took a break from my BC that I needed to do something about it. I’m really sorry it came to this, but I hate watching those three beat each other up all the time. Starting now, there is a no tolerance policy for fighting. The ladies can argue and harass and insult each other all they want, but if I catch them slapping or scuffling they will be added to the pool of potential eliminations for that week. I haven’t had a problem with it amongst any of the other ladies, however, but I hope that by eliminating one of the troublemakers it will calm down some. Again, I’m very sorry about changing the rules like this, but I just hate all the animosity and tension. It ruins the fun for me and makes playing my BC a chore rather than an escape.

Thank you for understanding. =)

  #TS3    #BuckleySimsBC    #BuckleySimsBC Episode 2    #Alexander Knight    #Darya Pankov    #Majda Greenwood    #Venus Searl    #jelly-nick    #bodacsims    #king-deadlysimmies  

As soon as they arrive home from the carnival, however, the cat fighting starts up again full force. The cameras only manage to capture a single altercation between Darya and Venus, but Majda and Darya had several clashes earlier in the evening as well.

Fed up with the constant bickering and generally hostile atmosphere in the house, Alexander consults with the show’s producers, and together they come up with a dramatic solution. Adopting his most stern and serious expression, Alexander gravely calls all the ladies into the living room for an emergency meeting. He has an announcement to make.

  #TS3    #BuckleySimsBC    #BuckleySimsBC Episode 2    #Darya Pankov    #Venus Searl    #jelly-nick    #king-deadlysimmies  

The afternoon slips by quickly, and everyone seems to really enjoy themselves. Stacy, Anja, Chloe, and Vanilla Pudding partake in a hotdog eating contest (Vanilla Pudding wins) while Maria occupies herself with her favorite book, The Fault in Our Polygons, and studiously attempts to ignore the unladylike slurping noises coming from Venus’ direction. As the noon sun begins to sink, Mack firmly cements her status as the absolute nicest girl in the house, brightening up the days of her fellow contestants whenever an opportunity arises, and Majda and Maria pass the time gossiping about Alexander. (“Did you see his butt in those jeans?!” “No way, he said what to Anja?!”) Meanwhile, Darya diligently attempts to stay upright on the skating rink as Venus, Stacy, and Céleste not-so-subtly whiz past her.

All told, Alex feels quite pleased with himself. So far the day seems like a smashing success.

  #But it's not over yet    #XD    #TS3    #BuckleySimsBC    #BuckleySimsBC Episode 2    #Stacy Reynolds    #Anja Østergård    #Chloe Huntsford    #Maria Lopez    #Venus Searl    #Mackenzie Majors    #Majda Greenwood    #Darya Pankov    #ninisims    #heavensims    #spladoum    #bellesgrotto    #king-deadlysimmies    #gigasims    #bodacsims    #jelly-nick  

annywayssimblr:

The first picture is from Colleens BC and it made me laugh so bad. It’s totally normal to stand in bushes and stare, right? xD

*falls onto the floor laughing*

I love Majda, I really do, but I swear she likes to troll me. XD I mean, here’s this adorable picture of Alexander flirting with Céleste, and then BOOM. Majda photobombing them in the background. =D

I used it anyway, though, cause it was a good way to segue into those shots of Céleste and Majda rollerskating together. I was just hoping no one would notice her intense stare. XD

  #Replies    #annywayssimblr    #bodacsims  

Céleste makes a beeline for Alexander as soon as they arrive at the carnival, but clueless about the actual purpose of the challenge Majda decides not to let her hog him again all afternoon and quickly pulls her friend onto the rollerskating rink to practice their spinning together. Of course, they spend more time falling than skating, but thankfully no one (like Alex *coughcough*) seems to notice.

  #TS3    #BuckleySimsBC    #BuckleySimsBC Episode 2    #Alexander Knight    #Céleste Verreuil    #Majda Greenwood    #annywayssimblr    #bodacsims  

Alexander and the show’s producers tell the ladies absolutely nothing about the second challenge, which of course leads them all to fear the very worst, but when their SUVs pull up to a cheerful, brightly decorated carnival grounds just outside of downtown Cape Garner the women appear visibly relieved. A day at the fair? they giggle amongst themselves. How challenging can this be?


Producer’s Notes:

Episode 2 focuses around the charisma skill, and while the group date assessed how much the women could improve their relationship with Alexander during the allotted six hour time frame the challenge tests how well the girls get along with one another. They have an entire day to build their friendships with each other (almost ten hours), and at the end of the challenge I will add up the aggregate change in each lady’s relationship scores. Their relationship with Alexander will not factor in, however, but the two ladies who have the lowest total score improvement with the other women in the house will face elimination tomorrow.

  #TS3    #BuckleySimsBC    #BuckleySimsBC Episode 2    #Stacy Reynolds    #Chloe Huntsford    #Darya Pankov    #Venus Searl    #ninisims    #spladoum    #jelly-nick    #king-deadlysimmies  

Morgana Banana made a s3ccwish for someone to remove the leaves and teeth from this Sims Medieval conversion (here). I thought it would be super easy and quick, but holy wow I forgot that those TSM clothing packages come with a crap ton of meshes in them! Eighty plus individual files later, I’m finally finished with it though. =D

To morganabananasims, I hope you don’t mind that I went ahead and tackled this. If you would like anything else changed or tweaked, I’d be happy to take a look. =) I did not make any other alterations to the mesh besides removing the leaves, but the original did have some small, but noticeable imperfections. However, if you’ve used other TSM conversions before, it’s nothing out of the ordinary.

I created an entirely new package (so you can have cocomama’s original and my alterations in game at the same time), and it comes with all the morphs (including the pregnancy morph) and properly reduced and edited LODs. You probably already know this, but you’ll need to put your sim in bare feet when she wears this in order to minimize overlap on the UV map. Hair and accessories don’t matter though, so no worries there.

Download it HERE.

I hope you like it! <3 Again, please let me know if you want something changed on it. (Those buttons on the belt… I swear they looked way cuter in photoshop than they do in game. XD But I can go back in and edit them out if they bother you. =D)

  #TS3    #CAS    #S3CCWishes Fulfilled    #morganabananasims  
I can't seem to reply to your posts, but I love your maternity separates!! Question, though, do the meshes you're using replace the nude meshes, or are they separate? Just asking because I already have some default replacement nude meshes installed that I wouldn't want overwritten!


Nope, my morphs are completely separate from the nude mesh. =) Unless you have some other Master Suite default replacements (and I honestly don’t know of any off the top of my head), you shouldn’t have any conflicts. However, if you’re worried about resources getting overwritten, I believe Delphy’s Dashboard can identify conflicts as well.

I hope you don’t mind, but I’m publishing this in case anyone else was worried about that. *hugs melanijann* Thank you for the great question! <3

  #Replies    #melanijann