In conjunction with Tutorial Week, this is our 12 Days of Christmas gift-sharing thread. Want to give the gift of CC to your fellow forum-mates? Here's the place to share your creations. Gifts can be shared up until Monday, January 6. You can post them in this thread.
Members are encouraged to try their hands at creating something new and unfamiliar to them, by using the tutorials created over the past month. We have:
Well, here's my gift to you all. Originally Caitlin and I were going to do a surprise staff gift, but then she had problems with game, so I'll just share what I made here.
This is NewSea Disco Heaven done with natural and unnatural gradients in Pooklets V3 textures. I also used Trapping’s twists texture to put in a few braids. Four retextures total, binned/familied by their base color, and elders do go gray (mail bomb, linked to black). Mesh is included, all ages by Martini. Files compressed, clearly labeled, and tooltipped.
I'm here to share some object recolours, following on from my tutorial.
Here's a custom mesh, with some (somewhat obscure) Pokémon faces slapped onto it. They're meant to be cute and cheerful, and they'd maybe look good in a kid's room (or an adult's - I certainly won't judge).
Double whammy here. I'm sharing the Maxis recolour I made in the tutorial, as well as 9 other recolours of that square canvas mesh. I also recoloured the cheap base game stereo in all but one of Anna's colours. While the textures aren't great quality, I hope having it in more colours will make that radio a little more usable.
Samantha: OOh I meant to say: what drew me back to this site was that I had a dream last night that I was playing TS4 (which I've never played before) and it looked EXACTLY like TS2 (of course)
Jun 18, 2018 12:28:29 GMT -5
Samantha: then I worry that it's a rabbit hole. But I agree, Zoe. This place and TS2 will always have such a special place in my heart
Jun 18, 2018 12:24:20 GMT -5
Samantha: It's so strange looking through this site after so many years away. I hardly remember the lingo that was once so integral (I no longer play Sims). Sometimes I think about it, about just downloading the game and giving it a play for old time's sake, but
Jun 18, 2018 12:23:56 GMT -5
Samantha: I had to log in just to see if I *could* remember my password. Last I knew, Photobucket had gotten rid of third-party photo linking, so I was certain this place would look a mess (all images are hosted on PB)
Jun 18, 2018 12:22:19 GMT -5
Zoee: Also I no longer remember my username or password haha
Oct 24, 2017 22:50:33 GMT -5
Zoee: I hope everyone is doing well! Even though I no longer play the Sims, this forum and all of its members will always have a place in my heart.
Oct 24, 2017 22:50:06 GMT -5
Bea Glass: I'm still playing! Happy holidays to everyone
Dec 23, 2016 5:46:28 GMT -5
Samantha: Checking in as well...does anyone still play?
Dec 19, 2016 13:21:31 GMT -5
Slurpee: I check in, update my story, and generally lurk around here every once in a while, but I wish this place was lively again as well!
Jun 24, 2016 23:30:37 GMT -5
Caitlin: I hope you are all doing well <3 decided to check in.
May 22, 2016 0:35:58 GMT -5
Samantha: I have not opened my Sims game in...a year? 10 months? I actually gave away my computer which has my Sims games on it...
Apr 22, 2016 11:55:55 GMT -5
Bea Glass: Still playing Sims - uni has gotten abit in the way
Jan 17, 2016 9:59:53 GMT -5
Samantha: Yeah, I'm sorry to see that this place basically died. How is everyone? Still playing the Sims?
Jan 16, 2016 12:36:28 GMT -5
Bea Glass: I miss this place
Jan 1, 2016 7:47:11 GMT -5
Zoe: I was reading a blog post and it reminded me of this forum, so I decided to check back on it. There were a lot of great times spent here. I hope you're all doing well.
Dec 28, 2015 0:09:52 GMT -5
PlyPlay665: That awkward moment you're like, "Oh, I cycled that family a few months ago!" and then realize you last played them A YEAR AND A HALF AGO!?
Jun 11, 2015 20:47:19 GMT -5
Bea Glass: Reinstalled TS2 on my laptop - yay!
May 25, 2015 9:55:39 GMT -5
Samantha: Too bad I have a ton of work I need to get done...
Apr 25, 2015 12:42:06 GMT -5
Samantha: I'm feeling pretty nostalgic for my game right now haha
Apr 25, 2015 12:41:42 GMT -5
● The House Design Challenge for this summer has been announced! Proceed to this thread to check out all the details. This year, we've got a twist on the challenge: Starter Home!
May 19, 2015
● We will be hosting a House Design Challenge for the second year in a row! Keep an eye out for the rules and sign-up post, to be posted within the next week! For a refresher, check out last year's thread.
April 25, 2015
● Happy birthday, Unoffical BBS! We missed it back in March, but here's to acknowledging our four-year presence now!
● If any active members are interested in participating in a summer event, please leave your feedback in the newly created thread!
● A new release of the Monetary System was installed today. Hopefully that means the problems we've been having with disappearing money will be fixed now.
January 1, 2015
● Happy New Year, everybody!
December 22, 2014
● There's just over a week left of our Very Merry Simself Christmas! Check out the greeting cards that have already been posted (which are being uploaded to the forum Tumblr!) and submit some of your own!
● Members, please take the time to leave your thoughts in the new Holiday Event suggestions thread, located here.
November 14, 2014
● There is one day left to complete your Trick-or-Treat achievements!
● We are once again having problems with our monetary system plugin. The issue has already been reported to the support forum, but unforunately the plugin creator "is currently away and it's not sure when he'll be back." For now, we're asking that all members keep an eye on their money and report any issues in the Shoutbox.
November 1, 2014
● We've finished our Round Robin Legacy! If you'd like to request a Sim from any of the generations, there's a thread to do so here.
● New to the forum? Been a member here since the very beginning? In celebrating our membership this month, we thought it would be fun to get to know some of the people behind the display names. Sign up to take part in our "Who's that Simmer?" member interviews, here in the Member Appreciation Month thread. And don't forget to check out all of the CC gifts that the staff has been sharing. More still to come!
September 1, 2014
● If you haven't already noticed from the banner, it's Member Appreciation Month! All festivies will be posted about in this thread. Membership is required to see the thread, but guests can view the intial announcement here to see what MAM is all about.
August 29, 2014
● We have another new shop item: Sims 2 game icons for your mini profiles! We'll be raffling off a shop item during the first few days of Member Appreciation Month, but if you just can't wait, you can grab yours at the shop now!
● Also new: "The Sims 1" and "The Sims 4" options for your owned games in your profile. A long time ago a member had requested that we add "The Sims 1" as an option, and now we have! Your owned games can be updated by editing your profile and clicking on the "Personal" tab.
August 27, 2014
● Check out the new forum portal, where you can find quick links to all of the current happenings on the forum. You'll also notice the newest item available at the shop, as promised in time for Member Appreciation Month: Affiliate Banners!
● Have you noticed any Simoleons missing from your wallet or bank account? We've been experiencing some issues with the monetary system plugin, and we're not sure if the issues have been resolved. Please report any problems to a staff member by dropping a quick note in the shoutbox. Thank you!
August 13, 2014
● Congratulations to Laura, our House Design Challenge winner! Her designs have been made into prints for your TS2 game, and can be downloaded here.
August 13, 2014
● This is the last day to vote for winner of the House Design Challenge! The poll will be closed in a couple of hours.
● The winners poll for the House Design Challenge is up. Cast your votes here. And don't forget to check out the participation prize, also available for download in that thread.
July 28, 2014
● The final prompt for our House Design Challenge is up! This week we're also sharing floor plans and exterior shots.
● The Generation 9 heir has been passed along to the next participant. Be prepared for updates from our second-to-last generation soon! (We also need one last person to volunteer to take on Generation 10--if interested, sign up in the main Round Robin thread.)
July 21, 2014
● We have a new tagging system for forum custom-content downloads. Be sure to check out the announcement here.
● Also, the week seven prompt for the House Design Challenge is up.
July 14, 2014
● The week six prompt for the House Design Challenge is up. Please try to get in/catch up on your designs on time!
July 7, 2014
● The week five prompt is up. For those of you who are late with your designs, please check the challenge thread and confirm your intention to participate. Thank you!
June 30, 2014
● The week four prompt for the House Design Challenge is now up. Get building!
June 27, 2014
● The week three prompt for the House Design Challenge is up! Get your designs in ASAP!
● Also, check out the lasted Round Robin update, found here.
June 16, 2014
● The week two prompt for the House Design Challenge is now up!
June 11, 2014
● The Round Robin Legacy Family Tree is now updated through Generation 8. And we have the first updates of the generation as well, posted here.
June 9, 2014
● The House Design Challenge is underway! This week's prompt can be found here. Happy building!
May 31, 2014
● Participation awards are now up, and the jackpot prize for the prize wheel has been determined: twinkle stars! See them here.
● Also, we've introduced even more forum features. Get all of the info here about our new Prize Wheel and CC thread title images.
May 23, 2014
● Reminder about some of our forum features: Don't forget that you can express your gratitude by giving "Thanks" to your fellow members! You can also "Like" individual posts by clicking the 'thumbs up' at the top of the post.
May 12, 2014
● The summer is almost here, and that means it's almost time for our Summer Event! We have two ideas up for a vote now. Let us know what you think!
● Because we have both the winter event and the Round Robin currently going on, the monthly writing challenge will be put off this month and a new prompt will be posted in January.
December 1, 2013
● Happy holidays, everybody! Our forum holiday event is up. Guidelines and signups can be found here.
November 23, 2013
● The Generation Two update of our Round Robin is complete! Read the update here and vote for the Generation Three Heir here.
November 1, 2013
● We're starting our monthly writing challenges this month. The first challenge prompt can be viewed here. We hope our writers will consider participating!
October 31, 2013
● Happy Halloween!
October 21, 2013
● The first generation of our Round Robin is complete! You can read the update here and vote for the Generation Two heir here. Also, we still have unlcaimed generations, so if you're interested in participating, please visit this thread for the rules and signups.
October 11, 2013
● The new forum opens today! Welcome, everybody, to the new 'Unofficial BBS.'