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Ziggy Atkins - A Hobo by TVRdesigns

by TVRdesigns Posted 13th Jul 2011 at 6:17 PM - Updated 12th Jul 2011 at 9:40 AM by TVRdesigns
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So.. I have never done sims before, and to be honest, I never had any interest in doing so. But in the last week and a half, I've been creating a lot that was for a hobo, and I couldn't find any really cool ones, so I thought "how hard could it be to do this"? Turns out that its not terribly hard, at least in my view, but it IS time consuming. So yeah, I finished the sim, after what seemed like forever, and I set to making the set to take the pictures. The set took longer than the sim did, and it was just one side of the buildings, with some hidden room markers behind to make them look completely finished.

When I was sculpting him, I wanted to emphasise his life within his facial features, I think i did that, with the constant sad eyes and mouth, the nose, if you look at it, looks like it has been broken a few times, and his clothing, as you can see from the screenshots, has led a hard life. I tried to make all the clothing a bit worn, but the actual bases for the 'Formal' catagory were being really difficult, so that might explain why it looks just a little out of place.

Anyways, I really had fun making him, and I think I will be uploading sims from now on, as well as lots. I still don't like playing though.. :P

Born to Henry and Kate Atkins in the late 80's, Ziggy had a normal life. Normal, that is, until his father was killed in a freak stuffed animal accident. His mother, without income, was forced to move out of their house, and to the mean streets of Sunset Valley. Fast forward 20 years of street violence, death and cotton candy, Ziggy is scarred. With nowhere to turn, he lays down in the gutter to wait for death. Suddenly, he hears a voice. He follows it. This is where you come in. Will you make Ziggy's dreams come true, a family, a home? Or will you lead him away from the voice, back down the path he left behind. The choice is yours. *dramatic music plays*

Age: Young Adult
Traits: Family Oriented, Loves the Outdoors, Insane, Mooch, Bookworm
Lifetime Wish: Surrounded by Family
Star Sign: Pisces
Favourite Food: Stu Surprise
Favorite Music: Indie
Favourite Color: Sea Foam

Required CC
Fingerless Gloves by Lilli @
Facial Sliders that I have Installed(For editing the sim)
Facial Sliders by bella3lek4.
Default Replacement Skintone I have installed
Default Replacement Skintone and Face Overlay by Shady @

Thanks and Credits
  • I think the biggest one would probably go to HP, who was there from the beginning of this one, and, as usual, gave amazingly helpful feedback. She doesn't hold back and I love that about her.
  • Wouldn't be a TVR upload without mentioning the usuals, armiel, QBuilderz, Kayla and irxatlife. You guys are great fun, and I treasure every moment we talk.
  • whiterider for helping me overcome my *duh* moment when uploading the sim
  • #create and my CFF thread, very helpful and very prompt feedback
  • Finally, I used traelia's Sleeping Pose Pack for the thumbnail/main image of this upload, and, because I used poses, I should also thank cmomoney's PoseBox kit

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Ziggy 'Hobo' Atkins.rar | .sim file

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Tags: #hobo, #homeless, #grunge, #poor, #ziggy, #atkins, #tvr, #tom