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The Delacroixes: Part I

by jje1000 Posted 7th Dec 2009 at 5:27 PM
22 Comments / replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

Alex and Jean-Pierre are brothers but are a world apart. Both were born in Avignon to an Egyptian journalist and a French archaeologist; but Alex left France with his mother after she objected to his father's plans. He's never seen his brother since, and they've have barely talked to each other for the last 15 years. But after his father's untimely death, Jean-Pierre decides to return to his mother in search of help.

The Delacroix Family
Once a vastly wealthy and influential family in the south-east of France, the Delacroixes lost their power and land to the Castello family of Piedmont. Since then, they've been been embroiled in a bitter feud for at least five hundred years, with neither side intending to stop.

Alex (Alexandre) Delacroix
Alex is a young man wracked with worries and self-doubt, who hides behind a facade of jerkassery. Madly jealous of his brother's apparent success and his own lack of accomplishments, what will his brother's return bring?

Traits
- Grumpy
- Loves the Outdoors
- Natural Cook
- Neurotic
- Unlucky

Favorites
Food- Key Lime Pie
Music- Pop
Colour- Blue

Jean-Pierre Delacroix
Unlike his brother, Jean-Pierre achieved moderate success as a violinist in the Orchestre de Paris.

Yet faced with death as one of the last remaining members of the Delacroix family, he's decided to ask his older brother to help him with his personal vendetta against the Castello family. What will Alex say? Will the Castellos track them down here in Simnation?

Traits
- Ambitious
- Hot-headed
- Perfectionist
- Virtuoso
- Lucky

Favorites
Food- Grilled Salmon
Music- Classical
Colour- Yellow

Raeesah Al-Helal
The thing Raeesah wanted most was for her sons to be away from the bitter feud between the Castellos and Delacroixes. Raeesah left behind her successful career and her otherwise happy marriage when she with departed with Alex for Simnation, as she thought it would be safer there.

But fifteen years later, with Jean-Pierre's abrupt arrival, will the things she fear come back with him?

Traits
- Absent-minded
- Family-oriented
- Frugal
- Good
- Good Sense of Humor

Favorites
Food- Fruit Parfait
Music- Classical
Colour- Lime

Antoine Delacroix (deceased)
Born in the city of Chevreux and raised in Champ-les-Sims, Antoine Delacroix almost achieved what he had always wanted; restoring some semblance of the fame the Delacroixes once had. It is well known that he discovered the tomb of King Ramsim IV, but apart from the brief period of fame, he gained nothing.

He always remembered the vitrolic stories his father and uncle told him about the Castellos, and had no hesitation about telling these stories to his son Jean-Pierre. If only Alexandre was still around...

Notes/ Issues
- As Alex uses the body slider, too much exercise will cause his body slider to snap back to the pre-set limits, leaving him looking weird. Anything that affects the muscle mass slider may cause this issue. Either revert to an earlier save, find a way to reset his body fitness, narrow his face and features to match the slimmer body, or hope a mod comes out soon that changes it! Other than that and some cosmetic clipping issues, he plays well.
- With Alex and Jean-Pierre, aging will result in 'pout-mouthedness', due to the way the Sims 3 handles facial structures (durp a durp). Just edit them in CAS and move the mouth height slider to the right until it looks right!
- I've included a pre-made household for convenience. However, it is in a Sims3pack format, and I hold no responsibility if your computer starts smoking!
- If you want to use any one of these sims in a story of your own, do notify me first. I'm itching to see what stories you have!
- Have fun :D


Credits (Thanks to all of you for all the awesome stuff)

Required Content (Stuff that I suggest you have):
-EsmeraldaF's Men's Messy Combed-Back Hair
-EsmeraldaF's Improved men's 'Extreme V' arched eyebrows
-Nanashihito's Slightly Altered Muscular Male Mesh Mod (SAMMMM)
-Robo Kitty's Facial Hair
-Robo Kitty's Eye Baggage
-Rick & Delphy's CAS slider hack (Body slider only, may or may not work with newest patch)
-PanthroSamah's Body Hair
Sims 3 Store Content:
-Blazer Jacket with Hoodie
-Business Casual
-Men's Cargo Pants


Optional Content (Stuff you can substitute for):
-Aikea Guinea's Default Replacement Eyes for TS3
-HystericalParoxysm's "Custard" Anti-Puddingface Texture Replacer
-234jiao'sTS3 Skin Replacements
-Amvalvo's Scout Gloves
-Papercat's Lip Lines
-Any slider hack for the face (if you want to edit them)
Sims 3 Store Content:
-Resort Pants
-Blazer and Rugby Shirt
-Kung Fu Pants
-Jacket/Vest/Shirt Combo

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
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Raeesah_Al-Helal.rar

Size: 337.8 KB · Downloads: 905 · 7th Dec 2009
337.8 KB 905 7th Dec 2009
Jean-Pierre_Delacroix.rar

Size: 367.7 KB · Downloads: 1,655 · 7th Dec 2009
367.7 KB 1,655 7th Dec 2009
Alex_Delacroix.rar

Size: 426.3 KB · Downloads: 1,710 · 7th Dec 2009
426.3 KB 1,710 7th Dec 2009
The Delacroixes.rar

Size: 265.4 KB · Downloads: 1,661 · 7th Dec 2009
265.4 KB 1,661 7th Dec 2009
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Rabid Recoloring Renegade
retired moderator
#2 Old 7th Dec 2009 at 5:56 PM
Ooooooooo....nice work!
Instructor
#3 Old 7th Dec 2009 at 7:33 PM
Epic! Nice layout out and background story. They look so team fortress 2 animated I can totally see them having a TV show.
I love Jean-Pierre Delacroix the most.
I likeyour sim creating style, please create more! so pixar! I'm dying
Test Subject
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7th Dec 2009 at 7:46 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 7th Dec 2009 at 11:52 PM. Reason: Oh, for heaven's sake. :/
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Mad Poster
#4 Old 7th Dec 2009 at 9:22 PM
Those are some attractive and manly-looking guys, nice work!
Instructor
#5 Old 7th Dec 2009 at 10:11 PM
Great looking family. Love the story that comes with them. Can't wait to see part 2!

"Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio."

- William Shakespere ~ Hamlet
Banned
#6 Old 7th Dec 2009 at 10:54 PM
Since the very first day The Sims came out, I can honestly say this is one of the most beautifully epic uploads for any of hte games I have ever seen.

Jean-Pierre is beautiful, too. And I love that you made the third photo an old photo from an in-game shot instead of in-game shots.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 8th Dec 2009 at 12:32 AM
I really like the way you've made their noses! I look forward to using them in my game and I hope the noses pass on. Thank you.
Mad Poster
Original Poster
#8 Old 8th Dec 2009 at 1:28 AM
Thanks!
Mother Function
retired moderator
#9 Old 8th Dec 2009 at 1:50 AM
Brilliant!

"Holy Shift! Check out the asymptotes on that mother function!"
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 8th Dec 2009 at 7:19 PM
Everyone is right, it is epic, The pictures the story, while reading it I felt like it was a movie coming to theatres soon or something.Awesome.

"I didn't lose my mind, it ran away and refuses to come home"
I am like an oreo cookie, sweet at first but I cause cavities.
I R A pirate. Arr!
Lab Assistant
#11 Old 8th Dec 2009 at 8:48 PM
Downloading right away, I can't wait to play this family!
Test Subject
#12 Old 9th Dec 2009 at 6:33 AM
I love this story, but I think I'm going to wait until the next part comes out before downloading. I'd hate to start playing and miss out on something neat. Good job, though!
Test Subject
#13 Old 9th Dec 2009 at 4:43 PM
I haven't the patience or skills to make Sims like this, thanks so much for posting *shifty eyes* I only downloaded Alex. Need somebody to be trap-fodder in Egypt, honest.
Test Subject
#14 Old 21st Jan 2010 at 10:26 PM
great sims, but this is my first time downloading sims into sims 3. do i just extract the file into the downloads folder?
Test Subject
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Field Researcher
#15 Old 28th Feb 2010 at 9:08 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by FREEDOM_55
Epic! Nice layout out and background story. They look so team fortress 2 animated

My exact thoughts!

jje1000, good job. They look great in game. :D
Test Subject
#16 Old 15th Mar 2010 at 1:08 AM
this is awesome your guys are pretty hot
Test Subject
#17 Old 9th Jul 2010 at 3:37 AM
I love them. When do we get part 2?
Test Subject
#18 Old 16th Jul 2010 at 6:23 AM
Part 1? Is there a part 2 coming soon? :D
Scholar
#19 Old 19th Aug 2010 at 12:07 PM
Words cannot describe how epic this is, so I'll just say... :D

Quote:
Originally Posted by jje1000
If this succeeds, then we will have driven a stake through the metaphorical heart of pudding.

♥ Receptacle Refugee ♥
Now also on Tumblr !
Test Subject
#20 Old 4th Aug 2011 at 4:41 AM
For some reason, I end up crashing whenever Jean-Pierre is in the CAS. He appears without his hair, so I initially thought that it was a problem with the hair. However, after a bit more prodding, I found out that the real problem was in the sim itself (he crashes regardless of whether or not I have mods downloaded whenever I put him in CAS).
I've got my game patched fully and I'm running base game only. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Jean-Pierre is just so awesome
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#21 Old 6th Jun 2013 at 8:41 AM
Curious what you used to get the expressions?