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Alchemist
#9326 Old 29th Jun 2021 at 9:06 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by LauraBow
My sim is in the ghosthunter profession and received a medal. There's one in the inventory to place on the wall, but the message said there was one to wear, too. I looked in CAS, but don't see it. All the posts I can find about it are from 10 years ago and mention using a cheat to unlock it. Is that still the case, or am I looking in the wrong place?

It may be under Accessories, and not available under all categories. I assume the cheat is unlockoutfits on.

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Instructor
#9327 Old 30th Jun 2021 at 6:02 AM
Anybody have suggestions for good quality screenshots on dark skinned sims
Mad Poster
#9328 Old 30th Jun 2021 at 5:41 PM Last edited by Gargoyle Cat : 30th Jun 2021 at 5:59 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mischief Managed
Anybody have suggestions for good quality screenshots on dark skinned sims


I don't know if this is the best or easiest way of doing things, but this is how I do it. The following can be used for skintones of any color, especially for screenshots taken at night.

I use the hidden lights that can be found using the buydebug cheat, and or I use the Buhudain's invisible lights. The lights found in buydebug tend to overexpose skintones, so when using those alone, I put a floor lamp somewhere out of the shot and dim all lights that way.

I don't follow any type of rules or guidelines when placing lights. If a sim has a dark shadow on their face that I don't like, I'll put a light near by and move it around until the shadow is filled in to my liking. Any light placed directly over a sims head will cause dark shadows ( just like with people when they stand outside at noon), so if you want to take screenshots at that time of day in a outdoors setting, use invisible lights to make shadows less harsh

How I decide on which one to use depends on what I'm doing. If it is just a general-type screenshot, the buydebug lights work. If I'm looking to create more mood, shadows, ect... I use Buhudain's invisible lights. They come in all different shapes and sizes so you get the look you're trying to accomplish with relative ease. I can't stand the in game camera, so I use the tab key for all screenshots.

EDIT: Here is a example of using invisible lights as filler light.



Without the filler light for this screenshot, the sim would have been left in dark shadows. There is a window in the area, but because Maxis lighting is so wonky, it didn't do anything. By adding a invisible light were the window was, the lighting looks natural but lights up the sim so he isn't lost in a shadow.
Forum Resident
#9329 Old 1st Jul 2021 at 12:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gargoyle Cat
How I decide on which one to use depends on what I'm doing. If it is just a general-type screenshot, the buydebug lights work. If I'm looking to create more mood, shadows, ect... I use Buhudain's invisible lights. They come in all different shapes and sizes so you get the look you're trying to accomplish with relative ease. I can't stand the in game camera, so I use the tab key for all screenshots.


@Gargoyle Cat I know you were helping out Michief, but I noticed that part about disliking the in-game camera. You don't happen to use a mod to edit the Live Mode camera, do you? That's the exact thing that had me go looking for one several years back that I've used ever since. Gets rid of the horrible drift and feels much better to use.

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Mad Poster
#9330 Old 1st Jul 2021 at 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Jathom95
@Gargoyle Cat I know you were helping out Michief, but I noticed that part about disliking the in-game camera. You don't happen to use a mod to edit the Live Mode camera, do you? That's the exact thing that had me go looking for one several years back that I've used ever since. Gets rid of the horrible drift and feels much better to use.


I don't have any mods for the camera and I don't think I've modified any files for it. Do you have a link?

I've been using the tab key for what feels like forever. I only use it for screenshots as I don't see the point of using otherwise.
Forum Resident
#9331 Old 1st Jul 2021 at 1:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Gargoyle Cat
I don't have any mods for the camera and I don't think I've modified any files for it. Do you have a link?

I've been using the tab key for what feels like forever. I only use it for screenshots as I don't see the point of using otherwise.


Sure do.

https://brntwaffles.tumblr.com/post...-camera-mod-to/ - I recommend the "No Drift" version if you want to try it out.

The changes aren't incredibly drastic to where it will be like whoa this is way different than what I'm used to. But you'll notice it the longer you play with it, especially with that annoying "sliding" from the drift that the camera has by default. Allows you to go much lower too.

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Mad Poster
#9332 Old 1st Jul 2021 at 4:27 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jathom95
Sure do.

https://brntwaffles.tumblr.com/post...-camera-mod-to/ - I recommend the "No Drift" version if you want to try it out.

The changes aren't incredibly drastic to where it will be like whoa this is way different than what I'm used to. But you'll notice it the longer you play with it, especially with that annoying "sliding" from the drift that the camera has by default. Allows you to go much lower too.


Thanks for the info and link.
Forum Resident
#9333 Old 1st Jul 2021 at 4:50 AM
You're very welcome.

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Inventor
#9334 Old 4th Jul 2021 at 4:06 PM
Can't figure out why sims won't show up at the neighborhood pool lot unless I invite them with Nrass.
Lot is set as a pool.
It is summer.
Lot has a pool, a play ground, picnic area, and outhouses.
Playing in aurora skies and they showed up at the old original swimming pool lot, but I built a new more natural looking one and now I am flummoxed as to what is wrong with it.
Yes, I did bulldoze the old pool so they aren't going there.
Any ideas?

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Lab Assistant
#9335 Old 4th Jul 2021 at 6:58 PM
I don't have any specific ideas, but have you seen this thread here: https://modthesims.info/t/613154
It contains several general tips about populating lots. If I remember correctly, I've once read that Aurora Skies in particular has too many community lots for the number of sims living there... perhaps the location of your new pool lot is just too far away from the center?
Inventor
#9336 Old 5th Jul 2021 at 3:15 PM
Hmm, Okay I suppose that could be the problem, but at first I hadn't added any lots and they weren't showing up, but had been before changes. Then I added a hangout and a consignment store. People do show up at the hangout. Weird.

Its actually closer to town center than the old pool was.

I went ahead and removed all but one of the beaches and changed the parks to small parks.
Made sure all rabbitholes were set to no visitors allowed, most already were.
I shall see if it has any effects.
If not, maybe I'll make it a festival lot.

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Instructor
#9337 Old 5th Jul 2021 at 4:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gargoyle Cat
I don't know if this is the best or easiest way of doing things, but this is how I do it. The following can be used for skintones of any color, especially for screenshots taken at night.

I use the hidden lights that can be found using the buydebug cheat, and or I use the Buhudain's invisible lights. The lights found in buydebug tend to overexpose skintones, so when using those alone, I put a floor lamp somewhere out of the shot and dim all lights that way.

I don't follow any type of rules or guidelines when placing lights. If a sim has a dark shadow on their face that I don't like, I'll put a light near by and move it around until the shadow is filled in to my liking. Any light placed directly over a sims head will cause dark shadows ( just like with people when they stand outside at noon), so if you want to take screenshots at that time of day in a outdoors setting, use invisible lights to make shadows less harsh

How I decide on which one to use depends on what I'm doing. If it is just a general-type screenshot, the buydebug lights work. If I'm looking to create more mood, shadows, ect... I use Buhudain's invisible lights. They come in all different shapes and sizes so you get the look you're trying to accomplish with relative ease. I can't stand the in game camera, so I use the tab key for all screenshots.

EDIT: Here is a example of using invisible lights as filler light.



Without the filler light for this screenshot, the sim would have been left in dark shadows. There is a window in the area, but because Maxis lighting is so wonky, it didn't do anything. By adding a invisible light were the window was, the lighting looks natural but lights up the sim so he isn't lost in a shadow.


forgot I had posted here thank you
Scholar
#9338 Old 8th Jul 2021 at 6:46 PM
I read all kinds of things and something confuses me: What is the difference between playable, townies and NPCs?
And if I want to install a skin that works as default and can be passed on which do I install?
For example, Pleasantsims recommends this one but which one do I install? Are custom skins not geneticized and does geneticized mean what I think it means? They can be passed on? And what does townified mean?
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Thanks!
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#9339 Old 8th Jul 2021 at 8:52 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by 310175
I read all kinds of things and something confuses me: What is the difference between playable, townies and NPCs?
And if I want to install a skin that works as default and can be passed on which do I install?
For example, Pleasantsims recommends this one but which one do I install? Are custom skins not geneticized and does geneticized mean what I think it means? They can be passed on? And what does townified mean?
https://lilith-sims.tumblr.com/post...ey-skinblend-hi
DOWNLOAD HONEY HONEY - CUSTOM
DOWNLOAD HONEY HONEY - GENETICIZED AND TOWNIFIED
DOWNLOAD HONEY HONEY - ALL DEFAULTS
Thanks!


Townies specifically refer to unplayable role Sims and such when people mention them most of the time, though some people do use it to refer to the premades. If referring to the Sims that come with a neighborhood or iconic Sims like the Goths, people usually just say premades.

The link you posted is for a TS2 skin. TS3 skins don't work like that. You have default, which replaces the base skins wholly and you can only have one, or non-default which you can have as many of as you'd like. Geneticized in TS2 just means the skin was specifically made to be compatible with the genetics system and can be carried over to offspring. Same deal for eyes.

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Scholar
#9340 Old 9th Jul 2021 at 2:33 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jathom95
Townies specifically refer to unplayable role Sims and such when people mention them most of the time, though some people do use it to refer to the premades. If referring to the Sims that come with a neighborhood or iconic Sims like the Goths, people usually just say premades.

The link you posted is for a TS2 skin. TS3 skins don't work like that. You have default, which replaces the base skins wholly and you can only have one, or non-default which you can have as many of as you'd like. Geneticized in TS2 just means the skin was specifically made to be compatible with the genetics system and can be carried over to offspring. Same deal for eyes.



Yikes! I'm in the wrong section! I wanted to ask that in the Sims2 Stupid Questions thread. Thanks!
Mad Poster
#9341 Old 9th Jul 2021 at 5:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by 310175
Yikes! I'm in the wrong section! I wanted to ask that in the Sims2 Stupid Questions thread. Thanks!


Eh, it happens. LOL I posted something on the TS2 board that belonged in the TS3 section not all that long ago.
Lab Assistant
#9342 Old 10th Jul 2021 at 12:09 PM
After not having time to play for a long time, I am finally able to play again! I've started a new save with an old family from the bin. After setting up, building the house and importing NRaas settings I'm ready to start and the first thing I realize is that there are most options missing from the toy oven

The only options available are "Muffin" and "Cake", no flavors (wasn't there vanilla and blueberry for muffins?), no brownies or cookies My sim child has 3 cooking skill points now and still no change...

Does anybody know of a mod that is messing with these options? I don't remember putting something new in the game, but it is more than 6 months without playing now, so who knows

Thank you for any suggestions
Scholar
#9343 Old 10th Jul 2021 at 3:51 PM Last edited by Florentzina : 10th Jul 2021 at 11:19 PM.
For people who play with Nraas mods (Sorry I dont like being member at several websites).

Its been a few months before I played so my memory is a bit messed up. I like to use Woohoo Near romance for story purposes, but I don't like how the SP hoo up random related sims.... like siblings. I was trying to match up two cousins (because my game has a pre-modern setting where I allow certain near romance relationships - cousins, nephews/nieces, step family etc---- but not full-blood siblings or parents), but with those settings on false, for some reason I only get "take romantic pictures" and yes Ive tried to reset the sims and removed cache.

I tried to put Woohoo Near romance on true but disable automatic interactions, yet the game want to mate siblings in non-active households...

Any ideas?
Lab Assistant
#9344 Old 11th Jul 2021 at 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Smyrrna
... the first thing I realize is that there are most options missing from the toy oven

The only options available are "Muffin" and "Cake", no flavors (wasn't there vanilla and blueberry for muffins?), no brownies or cookies


Nevermind! Turns out, I didn't select Ambitions in the launcher and this is the expansion that brings us more baking goods variety for the toy oven I didn't know that and it is one of the few examples where expansion packs are related to each other. You learn something new everyday
Scholar
#9345 Old 11th Jul 2021 at 10:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Florentzina
For people who play with Nraas mods (Sorry I dont like being member at several websites).

Its been a few months before I played so my memory is a bit messed up. I like to use Woohoo Near romance for story purposes, but I don't like how the SP hoo up random related sims.... like siblings. I was trying to match up two cousins (because my game has a pre-modern setting where I allow certain near romance relationships - cousins, nephews/nieces, step family etc---- but not full-blood siblings or parents), but with those settings on false, for some reason I only get "take romantic pictures" and yes Ive tried to reset the sims and removed cache.

I tried to put Woohoo Near romance on true but disable automatic interactions, yet the game want to mate siblings in non-active households...

Any ideas?


Are you using Nraas Story Progression? It's been a while since I used it, so I might be wrong, but there is an option in Woohooer called "Link to Story Progression" which is, by default, set to true. I think I had to set it to false. Otherwise, like you, I only got the option to "take romantic pictures".

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Forum Resident
#9346 Old 12th Jul 2021 at 1:00 AM Last edited by Jathom95 : 12th Jul 2021 at 3:15 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smyrrna
Nevermind! Turns out, I didn't select Ambitions in the launcher and this is the expansion that brings us more baking goods variety for the toy oven I didn't know that and it is one of the few examples where expansion packs are related to each other. You learn something new everyday


That's one of the many reasons I hate that horrible launcher when they updated it for 1.69. I know you probably meant just having Ambitions unselected anyway, but I've heard people say it randomly forgets which ones you've selected in the first place.

So glad I kept a backup of 1.67 around lol.

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Lab Assistant
#9347 Old 12th Jul 2021 at 9:56 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jathom95
That's one of the many reasons I hate that horrible launcher when they updated it for 1.69. I know you probably meant just having Ambitions unselected anyway, but I've heard people say it randomly forgets which ones you've selected in the first place.

So glad I kept a backup of 1.67 around lol.


Yes I did it on purpose this time Wanted to help my overloaded 100 baby save with using less expansions. But you are right, it is usually Supernatural for me which deselects itself from time to time. I usually only realize it when the save is already loaded and the message about "objects have been replaced" pops up. Than I need to restart everything and usually that means my time frame for playing is already used up for that day

So yeah, good for you to have a backup, for me there is no going back, I've purchased to many packs via Origin
Theorist
#9348 Old 18th Jul 2021 at 10:30 PM
If you have EPs downloaded, will all the items appear in the decorating catalogue or do you have to go to the collection files to find them all? It seems like if I go to find tables for example, I'll see my downloaded tables and the ones that come with the game and maybe a few from the EPS, but if I go into the EP collections I will see other items. I just wonder why and if they don't show up in the normal catalogue. I tend to use the same cheap object so maybe it's me.

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Forum Resident
#9349 Old 19th Jul 2021 at 5:02 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by HCAC
If you have EPs downloaded, will all the items appear in the decorating catalogue or do you have to go to the collection files to find them all? It seems like if I go to find tables for example, I'll see my downloaded tables and the ones that come with the game and maybe a few from the EPS, but if I go into the EP collections I will see other items. I just wonder why and if they don't show up in the normal catalogue. I tend to use the same cheap object so maybe it's me.


I don't know about the Collections specifically as I don't use them, but I do know that EA had a bad habit of miscategorizing items throughout TS3's lifespan. You've probably noticed how a lot of things like plants or something got pushed into Misc Decor because they couldn't be bothered to actually sort it properly. In some cases, they were tagged with categories that don't even exist, so they wouldn't even show up.

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Instructor
#9350 Old 29th Jul 2021 at 3:02 AM
Do outfit items, moodlets (outside of loves the cold/heat), and/or weight affect how susceptible to temperature a Sim is? I feel like I've noticed Sims that wear everyday outfits that I would otherwise consider winter outfits (such as leather jackets, sweaters, etc) seem to get the "sweating profusely" moodlet more quickly than other Sims. I would almost swear on my life that Lang Gwydd got the "sweating profusely" moodlet almost immediately after going outside in the summer, but I don't know what might have caused this.

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