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Mad Poster
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#1 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 4:52 AM Last edited by AGuyCalledPi : 8th Feb 2020 at 9:46 AM.
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Was thinking just now that I've never seen a thread where feedback on each others' Sims is expected and appreciated. I mean I don't know about you guys but I'm into the constructive criticism thing, and making the best and most diverse pool of Sims is a major creative challenge for me.

I think it could be fun if we can post pictures of our latest new Sims here and give each other comments about them. Not as creators' feedback but just to compare preferences and strengths.
Edit: if you're into actual feedback that is, it's not a show and tell sort of thing.

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#2 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 7:39 AM
I think posts to showcase different Sims and the diversity possible would be interesting to see. I am not a fan of "rating" per se as things like that can turn into popularity contest types of things and cause hurt feelings. And we each make Sims to our own tastes and everyone's tastes as to what they like and do not like vary. So a post and comments such as I really like how you did the shape of those eyes, or whatever, I think is good. But to say your Sim is a 5 out of 10, or make the nose wider, or whatever, are not my cup of tea posts, as they say,

So showcase yes, but pick apart other's Sim creations unless someone specifically asks for that kind of critique, I am not a fan of that.
Mad Poster
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#3 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 8:52 AM
Then don't post here if you're not interested in actual advice

Anyway, here's two of mine that I'm not sure look good enough. Thoughts on the facial structure? Choice of outfit? Does this look dumb to you?


I'm really running out of things to put my Sims in. Men are easier, I can have 10 guys wearing the same basic thing and nobody will bat an eyelid. But only a small subset of women can get away with that.

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#4 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 9:28 AM
As you want this, I am not a fan of the sweater(sweat top) colors and patterns with the bra top on the blond. But just my taste. And if it is warm enough to wear the bra top that type of jacket usually is not worn. I see summer looks of white shorts and bra/swim top and a ski/Western look of the other. If she is heading to a bonfire on the beach for example and needs something for when chilly later I do not think most ladies would grab that from their closet. Otherwise, I like them.
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#5 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 9:34 AM
My taste is that it's basically March in basically New England, and that the only reason this girl is dressed like this is because I'm an idiot. I wish those were shorts but no, they go all the way down to the ankle. I'm thinking the pants could stay if they're linen, though I certainly don't agree with the colour, and I can stick some sort of blue blazer over it with a grey or a red shirt underneath.

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#6 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 9:36 AM
I have lived in New England and generally March is way too cold for that. Other than the jacket I like all. If the jacket was a solid color I think it would work better. They are nice
looking Sims.

Do not know about there but here the coast is often very windy and cold at night. So I can see being dressed for warmer day temps and have something to put on later. And in the summer. :D

edit: shirt and jacket would work much better with slacks depending on where she is and what she is doing, so yes.
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#7 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 9:41 AM
I barely know what March is like in my own area, to be fair. Is this a New England in March type of outfit?


And did I overdo it up top? I'm thinking the earrings and the bangs and the scarf thing is too much. The denim, that's non-negotiable.

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#8 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 9:47 AM Last edited by daisylee : 8th Feb 2020 at 10:01 AM.
March can be really all over the place. It may still be snowing and cold weather clothes are needed, or there may be sunny and warmer days. I like the jeans. I would do a solid denim color top as less busy. And bleach blond, bandana, hoop earrings is not very New England ish. NE is pretty conservative overall as far as clothes go. There are all the usual boho, goth, everything folks, but Jane average, if that is who she supposed to be, dress more simply most of the time. So it all depends on who she is supposed to be.


https://weatherspark.com/m/26197/3/...s-United-States

Still some snow usually and getting warmer but still pretty chilly. Just heading to spring.
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#9 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 9:48 AM
I'm really in to alien/human hybrids right now. They look like some sort of messed up Legolas.

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Nitromon is a type of Pokemon encountered in the Pokemon Nitrome Version series.

There. Mystery solved.
Theorist
#10 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 9:56 AM
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Originally Posted by nitromon
I'm really in to alien/human hybrids right now. They look like some sort of messed up Legolas.



LOL we want to see some of those!
Mad Poster
#11 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 10:21 AM Last edited by nitromon : 8th Feb 2020 at 10:34 AM.
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LOL we want to see some of those!


Well you're in luck b/c I'm in the game right now. This is Aileen, she's a generation 4 alien hybrid. Still has the oogly eyes and the vulcan ears. But I think she lost the alien chin. Maybe her mother still has it, I'll see if I can find her in the game.




Ahh found her, but forgot she's an elder now, so her face changed a bit. But you can tell she has a rounder face, when she was younger, she had that pointy alien chin. This is generation 3 hybrid, Nicolle (I didn't actually name them, the game did). And they're both short, so ... more Keebler than Legolas.




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Originally Posted by AGuyCalledPi
Anyway, here's two of mine that I'm not sure look good enough. Thoughts on the facial structure? Choice of outfit? Does this look dumb to you?


That first one looks great, like that chick in the movie Flashdance.

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I'm really running out of things to put my Sims in. Men are easier, I can have 10 guys wearing the same basic thing and nobody will bat an eyelid. But only a small subset of women can get away with that.


I have that exact same problem. Now I just kinda let the game random their outfit without changing them except to color match.
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Sanity is overrated.

Nitromon is a type of Pokemon encountered in the Pokemon Nitrome Version series.

There. Mystery solved.
Mad Poster
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#12 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 11:00 AM
I wish I had that luxury, but since I'm stubbornly sticking to that '80s theme I have to consider shape as well as colour and texture. Baggy and top-heavy outfits are very hard to come by, and the chance of a randomly generated outfit already matching what I'm looking for is basically nil. I tend to use pieces that are high-waisted, that emphasize the shoulders, that are loose and have layers to them. A lot of the CAS content doesn't have a great shape. It's too narrow and form-fitting. I'm not in the right era for that. I can't use most T-shirts and most vests for example. They're just not loose enough, and if I want to use something like a tank top I'll need to put a blazer over it.

I do have a neat little Shoulder Width slider so for a lot of Sims, I'll just stretch that shit out until they look like they're about to lure Captain Picard into a trap.

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Mad Poster
#13 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 11:03 AM
Do you use CASP editor? To block or at least remove the randomizing on outfits that doesn't fit the 80s era. That way your sims get generated only with the CCs and outfits you approve.

but yeah, so much easier dressing the guys. lol

Sanity is overrated.

Nitromon is a type of Pokemon encountered in the Pokemon Nitrome Version series.

There. Mystery solved.
Instructor
#14 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 11:47 AM Last edited by Wojtek : 8th Feb 2020 at 1:51 PM.
@AGuyCalledPi, your sims look unique. You must spend a lot of time preparing those sims before you take a picture. And yes, it's a lot easier to dress men both in game and IRL.

My sims never look perfect and this is something I like most. They're all born in game, so no facial editing is involved. They remind me that I'm also no longer a teenager and changes over time are natural and that one can age gracefully without botox or cosmetic surgery, look and feel good in their own body. These are my favourite sims, Paweł and Marietta, but for some reason I don't remember their names. I'm really not good at remembering names IRL too. The woman is a teacher and her ex-husband is a soldier.
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#15 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 4:57 PM Last edited by lakme : 8th Feb 2020 at 5:30 PM.
I'm trying to make a Korean-American Sim and made some modifications to one I found on the Exchange using an actor in a Korean drama as a reference. I've always really struggled with Asian Sims.
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Mad Poster
#16 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 5:30 PM
I'm way too organized, but perhaps this should belong in The Sims 3 Picture section, no?

P.S. Sorry for my bad english.
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#17 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 7:53 PM
I love the look of yours, @Wojtek, they're realistic but still look great within the confines of the game. And ever since you sent me those households I've been using yours, too. I haven't kept track of who made who but I know the Wozniaks, predictably, were yours and I do like having them around.

And I think he looks good @lakme, I really struggle with Asians too and that's a shame, because I'd like to have more. But your guy looks Asian to me and more importantly, he looks Korean. I think I'd tweak his ears though, not sure why but I think that's what I'd do.

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Mad Poster
#18 Old 8th Feb 2020 at 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by lakme
I'm trying to make a Korean-American Sim and made some modifications to one I found on the Exchange using an actor in a Korean drama as a reference. I've always really struggled with Asian Sims.


I wouldn't use Korean drama as a reference for Koreans b/c they all have plastic surgery.


btw, anyone else here know of any other kinds of occult hybrid that is fun to try? I don't have supernatural, so can't try those. Ghost hybrids are a waste of time b/c they're either fully translucent or not. I did try a "death" hybrid through a mod, but they just have black/grey skin. Haven't tried vampire or plant sims... may try those next.

Sanity is overrated.

Nitromon is a type of Pokemon encountered in the Pokemon Nitrome Version series.

There. Mystery solved.
Mad Poster
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#19 Old 9th Feb 2020 at 12:21 AM
Well I don't have any, but I noticed you named your alien hybrid Aileen. Cheeky bastard. Clearly, the only way forward is to only use occults you can come up with a stupid name for. I do it loads. Just yesterday I made over a very lengthy man called Richard. Those close to him call him Tall Rick, those closer to him call him Big Dick.

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Mad Poster
#20 Old 9th Feb 2020 at 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by AGuyCalledPi
Well I don't have any, but I noticed you named your alien hybrid Aileen. Cheeky bastard. Clearly, the only way forward is to only use occults you can come up with a stupid name for. I do it loads. Just yesterday I made over a very lengthy man called Richard. Those close to him call him Tall Rick, those closer to him call him Big Dick.


I don't actually name any of my sims. I didn't even actually create her. I run my world like a digital aquarium. It is a self-containing uh... biosphere... or rather digitalsphere. I switch household at least once per session, but often 3-4 times in 1 session. So I'm not particularly playing any household.

Aileen is a 4th generation human/alien hybrid. It is fascinating b/c her mother, Nicolle, is a 3rd generation but the only one of her generation still retaining any alien DNA. All her siblings and cousins are noticeably human. I thought Aileen would be born fully human as well, surprised she maintained the DNA. I actually thought she was just a replica of her mother until I took those 2 screenshots and realized her face is actually longer, from her father, and lost the alien chin.

Actually 2 days ago I injected another alien (full blood) into the game, I want to see how this one progress before losing all the alien DNA. Actually my previous labels were not correct. Aileen is not a 4th generation, she's a 4th generation since I returned to Bridgeport. However, I injected an alien strain into the world prior to moving on to Riverview. I don't know how many generations went on in Bridgeport while I was in Riverview. This might explain why her great grandmother, 1st generation, already had human skin rather than green.

Sanity is overrated.

Nitromon is a type of Pokemon encountered in the Pokemon Nitrome Version series.

There. Mystery solved.
Theorist
#21 Old 9th Feb 2020 at 2:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Wojtek
My sims never look perfect and this is something I like most. They're all born in game, so no facial editing is involved. ......

She looks like she is saying if you tell them my age I will have to kill you! LOL

And nitromon, I like your hybrids.

And Pi, I have to ask, how is it that you have such an interest in the 80s?
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#22 Old 9th Feb 2020 at 2:15 AM Last edited by AGuyCalledPi : 9th Feb 2020 at 2:44 AM.
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And Pi, I have to ask, how is it that you have such an interest in the 80s?

Oh, I grew up with a lot of '80s pop culture so it's well inside my comfort zone, basically. My parents stopped being cool sometime during the late '90s so I was exposed to a lot of stuff they could personally vouch for. But with The Sims it's more of a practical thing. I used to spend so much time trying to keep everything in my world looking up to date with new CC and makeovers that I realized it'd just be easier to pick a fixed moment in time that I was familiar with. And besides, literally everyone likes 80s nostalgia so why not? It's easy attention and basically no one else is doing it.

I have to say though, there's a lot of content I wish I had in the game. It's a very long wishlist and I still have to actively look for new content. But once I have it, there's no expiration date on it. And I seem to have a pretty good grasp on what I want and what I don't, because I can immediately tell if something fits in or not. I don't want to create my own John Hughes movie or anything, I'm not crazy about cheesy Schwarzenegger flicks, and I certainly don't feel like repeating tired old clichés but I really love the idea of creating something that looks and feels genuine.


Anyway, this is really off-topic.

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Mad Poster
#23 Old 9th Feb 2020 at 4:20 AM
Hmm... I've only seen B/T, RoboCop, and Ferris...

Sanity is overrated.

Nitromon is a type of Pokemon encountered in the Pokemon Nitrome Version series.

There. Mystery solved.
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#24 Old 9th Feb 2020 at 5:57 AM

Hypocrisy is only okay if I do it.
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Theorist
#25 Old 9th Feb 2020 at 7:57 AM
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Originally Posted by AGuyCalledPi
.But with The Sims it's more of a practical thing. I used to spend so much time trying to keep everything in my world looking up to date with new CC and makeovers that I realized it'd just be easier to pick a fixed moment in time that I was familiar with. And besides, literally everyone likes 80s nostalgia so why not? ...


I do not try to do any time period as Sims is Sims and no matter what world we make, how we dress our ones, and where they live, everyone around them will dress however the EA AI dresses them, often awful. The vehicles generated will always be the same. The phones they have the same. And so on. So I just let them live in their crazy nonsensical Sims world as it won't make sense anyway. I did like how in Medieval all was period. That was cool.

As for the 80s I can just say one word, Dynasty! LOL I am sure it played there. Huge hair, huge shoulder pads, and all of the other things. The decade of conspicuous consumption. Nothing subtle then. Lots of flash and bling for those who could afford it.
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