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How important is family?

by Slipslop Posted 8th Apr 2010 at 9:15 AM - Updated 17th Jan 2011 at 9:31 PM by Slipslop : Changed link to the escand's eyes, Added missing lipsticklink for Maria, fixed some errors in the text, fixed maria's northern lights music link (full song)
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Check the "Related Pages" Tab for the house i created especially for this family, it's named "The Cole Residence"


It's been a while since i uploaded something, but i wanted to come back with something nice, it's a very big upload. Most of the time you download single sims on MTS, but i wanted to offer a whole group of sims this time, basically a ready to play family.
I wanted to push the limit a bit in terms of presentation and backstory, as bonus to this upload. I know that the former two things are entirely secondary for Sims on MTS, but i think to give a sim more background makes him more interesting to play, especially for people who really like and appreciate these things and like the roleplaying aspect of this game. So i compiled a nice and long story and put an additional effort into the picture-creation to give some life to the characters (clever use of the cheat 'moveobjects on' and 'Chaos Mod Painting' animations to achieve some of the screens). The story changes between narration and conversation between the characters, so you get a feeling of the attitude of the characters, how they interact with each other, how they became how they are, how they found each other, how they tick, about their problems and dark sides (yes it's not happyland this time) etc.
If you take the time to read through the story, you'll get a good idea, how these six characters found together. The story is open-ended and the further progress is basically a challenge for you, the trusty downloader. It's intended to focus around the character Daniel Tobayashi (he's the hero of the story) who faces new difficulties and a change in his life and mindset about how important companions really are and the meaning of family. It's your challenge to decide how the story goes on (or how it ends), how the bonds between the characters develop and how they handle the situation they are in, IF you take the challenge to play them in "Storymode" and take the personalities of each character into consideration.
I'm sorry, I won't post a tl:dr version of the story, because it's an important part of this upload. It's your choice, if you want to take the time to read it or not. I promise it's a pretty sweet storyline and you won't be dissapointed.
So i hope the sims are appealing and you enjoy reading the story.

How did they meet? (STORY)
The story, which explains how the characters found together, will take you about 1-2 hours to read through, so if you are not a tl:dr person, you gonna like this! I also added pictures to it, to support the story and to give it more life, so it's not just a dry wall of text. I created a blog just for this, to achieve a better presentation.
►►► >>> Click here to read <<< ◄◄◄

Meet the characters
Custom Content

MEET THE CHARACTERS (with backstory for each character)

►►►] Daniel Tobayashi [◄◄◄
(Click here to view picture)

-= Loner =-
-= Brave =-
-= Good =-
-= Hot-Headed =-
-= Commitment Issues =-


Background story for Daniel Tobayashi

►►►] Haruka Ling [◄◄◄
(Click here to view picture)

-= Loner =-
-= Frugal =-
-= Commitment Issues =-
-= Unflirty =-
-= No Sense Of Humor =-

.Nutrient Bars or Cookies.

Background story for Haruka Ling

►►►] Stanley Gibs [◄◄◄
(Click here to view picture)

-= Athletic =-
-= Brave =-
-= Genious =-
-= Good Sense Of Humor =-
-= Insane =-


Background story for Stanley Gibs

►►►] Maria Campbell [◄◄◄
(Click here to view picture)

-= Coward =-
-= Dumb =-
-= Family-Oriented =-
-= Good =-
-= Natural Cook =-


Background story for Maria Campbell

►►►] Rebecca Lane [◄◄◄
(Click here to view picture)

-= Clumsy =-
-= Family Oriented =-
-= Natural Cook =-
-= Exciteable =-
-= ???? =-


Background story for Rebecca Lane

►►►] Elena Cole [◄◄◄
(Click here to view picture)

-= Loner =-
-= Grumpy =-
-= Commitment Issues =-
-= Artistic =-
-= Inappropriate =-


Background story for Elena Cole


I list every CC i used under each name, hair, Maria's lipstick and the store item needs to be downloaded, the other CC is of course included in the downloadfile(s).
bold + underlined = DOWNLOAD

Daniel Tobayashi:
→ "Newsea YU022m Hair" converted by Yagisims
Haruka Ling:
→ "Raon Male Hair 36" converted by "Krisan Thyme" → download (original source)
→ "Realism Contacts" by Jessica_2020
Stanley Gibs:
→ "Short Sleeves and Tie" from The Sims 3 Store
Maria Campbell:
→ "XMS3-FloraHair010" by Flora
→ "Adult + Young Adult Thong" by innocentsheep
→ Sims 3 Original BikiniTop enabled for every 5 clothing categories
→ "Plump Lipstick" by Channy & Vivin (Search for the word "megaupload" to quickly find the downloadlink!)
Elena Cole:
→ "XMS3-FloraHair014" by Flora
→ "Mesh and Fishnet Tops as Accessories" by wolfodude
Rebecca Lane:
→ "Retextured Raon fhair85" by Abbey at Garden of Shadows

Mods which determine their looks, like they looks in the pictures:

Note: To achieve the shape of the Stanley's and Haruka's glasses i used the genious "Glasses Sliders" by james_rocks89

-- Patch 1.10, Awesomemod sliderhack (x5): -> >> CLICK <<
-- Facial sliders: -> by bella3lek4, and download here: >>CLICK<< Thanks to "candy1985" for providing a downloadsource!
-- Facial and Body Sliders: -> by jonha
-- Adjustable Female Breast sliders -> by Delphy
-- Female Body: -> by Peggyzone
-- Female facial texture & "increased shine": -> by HystericalParoxysm
-- Male body -> by Peggyzone
-- Male face texture + "increased shine" -> by HystericalParoxysm
-- Oh My Tiffany -an eye set- (default replacment): -> by escand

Very Important!
You NEED any sort of sliderhack, or their faces will snap back, if you try to edit them! Additionally you also NEED all the sliders and "Awesomemod" OR at least any mod which increases the sliderlimit like "S3Z's IncreasedSliderLimit", or their faces and features will look slightly different and not exactly like in the pictures! (for instance the chin area -> "Jaw Line Width" Slider or Maria's "features")

--> Just put the ".sim" file from the download rar into the
"My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/SavedSims" folder.

--> The ".package" files which are included in the download file must be installed correctly to create their unique looks. The easiest way to install them is to download Delphy's "TS3 Install Helper Monkey" . Package files must be placed in your game directory "xxx/Sims 3/Mods/Packages" and the CC shows up correctly.

Sims can now climb onto roofs?? Yes, they can

Custom Content Included:
- "Mesh and Fishnet Tops as Accessories" by wolfodude /
- "Mesh and Fishnet Tops as Accessories" by wolfodude /
- "afTopBra_bikiniTie" by SIMS 3 Original Item
- "Adult + Young Adult Thong" by innocentsheep /
- "Adult + Young Adult Thong" by innocentsheep /
- "Goth boots" by Aikea Guinea /
- "Goth boots" by Aikea Guinea /
- "Realism Contacts" by Jessica_2020 /

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
Rebecca_Lane.rar | The cute&#039;n&#039;clumsy teen girl

Size: 478.1 KB · Downloads: 420 · 8th Apr 2010
478.1 KB 420 8th Apr 2010
Elena_Cole.rar | The Broken Bird

Size: 1.62 MB · Downloads: 506 · 8th Apr 2010
1.62 MB 506 8th Apr 2010
Maria_Campbell.rar | The Redhead Beauty

Size: 458.4 KB · Downloads: 317 · 8th Apr 2010
458.4 KB 317 8th Apr 2010
Stanley_Gibs.rar | The former corporate fighter with way too many talents

Size: 376.8 KB · Downloads: 191 · 8th Apr 2010
376.8 KB 191 8th Apr 2010
Haruka_Ling.rar | The Troubleshooter

Size: 1.06 MB · Downloads: 283 · 8th Apr 2010
1.06 MB 283 8th Apr 2010
Daniel_Tobayashi.rar | The Hot-Headed Loner

Size: 382.5 KB · Downloads: 482 · 8th Apr 2010
382.5 KB 482 8th Apr 2010
All_6.rar | Just gimme all of them!

Size: 4.33 MB · Downloads: 1,858 · 8th Apr 2010
4.33 MB 1,858 8th Apr 2010

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Tags: #Daniel, #Tobayashi, #Haruka, #Ling, #Stanley, #Gibs, #Maria, #Campbell, #Elena, #Cole, #Rebecca, #Lane, #Story, #family, #challenge, #redhead

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-> "The Cole Residence" (the intended house for this family)