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Hey there SImlicious. I've got a quick question for you; you make tons of patterns, some of them small scaled but the texture always manages to stay crisp. I've followed Peace's tutorials and compressed them the way recommended but mine still look pixelated/blurry compared to my original image. I was wondering if you had any tips to increase the quality of patterns. (Fri, 08 Dec 2017)
hi @heavensims :) I hope you don’t mind the public answer, I’m sure others are wondering the same thing! Most patterns do look a lot blurrier in the game than outside/before converting them to a pattern. A little less blurriness can be achieved through saving the texture .dds file uncompressed (which you have been doing already if you have been following Peace’s tutorials). Patterns with predominantly straight horizontal or vertical lines tend to look crisper as well. Bigger sized patterns tend to appear less blurry than smaller sized ones. Whenever you reduce a pattern in size, the edges tend to get a “halo” on contrasting edges which can increase the blurred appearance in-game. This depends on the compression algorithm your image editing program uses during the resizing process. You should be able to change the algorithm to get softer or harder lines in the dialog before scaling. Usually, softer lines are the default setting. You can try these different algorithms while scaling your pattern to see which have the best effect. You could also try to increase the contrast of the pattern or the single channels to reduce the halo effect. (I love to use the “levels” menu in Photoshop for this. Gimp has a similar function, I just don’t know what it is called. It lets you manipulate and cut the lights and darks in your image, which is great to increase or decrease contrast.) The pattern can look pixelated or blocky if you overdo it though. It is best to fiddle around and see which outcome looks best. I also found that the object the pattern is applied to in the game has a huge effect too. Patterns used as wallpapers, for example, tend to blur due to the large size and somewhat stretched UV. I try to counter this effect by using the HD mod (if your device can handle it, this does make a big difference). Using reshade filters (post-processing) might also help, but they can’t do miracles. I hope some of these tips will help. Have fun designing your patterns :)
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galadrielhs-simblr:Glennborough’s Christmas market is finish... (Wed, 06 Dec 2017)
galadrielhs-simblr: Glennborough’s Christmas market is finish now; i tried to build with “nearly” no CC. Except the christmas trees+lighting and some FREE EA Store Content found here, and one or two patterns. edit: i’ve forgotten Nr.8 = Fortunes telling :-D Download with all included/Mediafire If you want to get into a festive mood, check out Galadrielh’s wonderful Christmas markets for her worlds. Simply amazing!
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hey! do u know why my sclera eyes does not appear in the game? (Sims 3) (Wed, 15 Nov 2017)
hi, maybe you have another set of eyes or skintone installed that has a sclera as well and it might conflict. You could try putting the sclera file in the overrides folder in your mods folder to give it a higher priority and thus avoid conflicts. If you don’t have an overrides folder, you can use the mod framework that MTS provides, check the download button in this tutorial: http://modthesims.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Installing_Sims_3_Package_Files/Setup_and_Files Hope this helps :)
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Simbreen (Sun, 22 Oct 2017)
I probably won’t have anything new to download for this year because of my inactivity due to health reasons, but I wanted to showcase my spooky treats from the last years in case you missed them! 2016: Fall Pattern Collection 2015: Halloween Pattern collection 2013: Grim Reaper costume set 2012: Spooky Pants for teens Enjoy and have a happy Halloween :)
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yeahhh (Wed, 04 Oct 2017)
eliavah: really hate to have to write these words out at all, but I no longer have a choice. so hi its me, I am a SL / Sims creator (on long hiatus, i wish to come back but cant really do nothing but work to try to get out of here atm) and I’m stuck in an abusive household, which is becoming progressively worse as days pass by. And it has reached a point where if I do not leave soon I am sure I will be trapped here. my dad has been verbally and emotionally abusive to my whole family for my entire life, and it has only gotten worse as I’ve become older and he has become more bitter and spiteful. I don’t want to go in to too much detail but this fractured my family last year, causing my mother and sisters to leave. I was unable to.(and im kinda glad i didnt because they ended up moving in with another abusive asshole, just with a job this time,  and my sister ended up coming right back here anyways, and mom now renting in a apartment room with someone) The verbal and emotional abuse continued and worsened considerably without the sort of “buffer” of protection the rest of my family provided, when i was living alone with him. last May I was finally able to leave, but only temporarily. I went to visit my girlfriend in Missouri for a month. which became two month, thene three months. And the three happiest months of my life so far. I returned to new york due to the guilt tripping and pressure of family and friends, only too find that nothing had improved at “home.” It’s just become worse and worse. My mother stopped paying her portion of our phone bill during this, without my knowledge. This led to a sudden request for $210 to continue service ( on top of not paying the phone bill anymore, she disconnected her phone from our plan, which still had the remaining balance from her phone to pay off, so we have to pay that too eventually, on top of that a year or two ago she forced me into college and im now ending up paying student loans that shouldn’t even be mine, i made a post about that,and managed to get help from others to get nelnet (the government loans) to let me pay when i want, but the credit bureau (the money i owe to school itself) its not optional to pay monthly). just to clarify i only had *one* year of schooling, because i couldn’t go back untill I paid the school off. After paying this amount they then requested $400+ to keep our lines connected. I could not pay this, I could barely afford the original $210, and my sister has been struggling to find a job. My phone service has since been disconnected entirely (which means my older sister basically cant find a job now because people cannot call her phone). This leaves the internet as our only means of connecting with anyone outside of this apartment. and now this will be lost as well. My grandmother, who pays this bill, has decided to cancel the internet service suddenly and without warning. I don’t know what day she will cut this off, just that it is going to happen and I will lose everything in the process. Without an internet connection I am unable to continue creating for second life and working, since I work online freelancing for Secondlife, and as this is my only means of making money at all, it essentially costs me my job. Without this income I will be stuck here, in this small apartment, across the room from my abusive father (we all have to sleep in a small ass room because my grandmother is a hoarder) The only break I have from his glares and rude comments is when he himself is doing something on the internet, so even that small amount of peace will be lost. Again I really hate having to type this out, asking for help, or sharing this information that is painful for me to think about, let alone send to other people, but I have no choice. I need help and I have nowhere else to turn. Absolutely anything that you can offer is appreciated. I have to get out of here, and get back to my real home with my girlfriend, and I have to help my sister get her phone service restored for she can get a job and get out of here too. thanks for reading, and heres my paypal: anything helps really, even a dollar, even 50 cents. im not trying to be cliche here, but anything *really* does help even a reblog here & here I don’t have much to give, but I hope the little amount helps. You are such a kind and friendly person and deserve to have a happy life, and of course your sister too!
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I found this really cute unicorn pattern at vexels.com and just... (Sat, 30 Sep 2017)
I found this really cute unicorn pattern at vexels.com and just had to convert it for ts3. I haven’t created a pattern in a looong time, it sure feels good! :D I still have to be very careful not to overuse my hand, so I won’t be creating like mad, but I hope to create new ones occasionally. Before I had to stop creating because of hand problems, I had been working on a new themed set, and this pattern fits right in :)
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davidmont asked “I&rsquo;m so glad you&rsquo;re doing better ♥♥ Lots of love ♥♥”Thank you! <3... (Tue, 15 Aug 2017)
davidmont asked “I’m so glad you’re doing better ♥♥ Lots of love ♥♥” Thank you! <3 Lots of love to you too :)
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I opened my sims 3 game yesterday, the first time in months. I... (Tue, 08 Aug 2017)
I opened my sims 3 game yesterday, the first time in months. I didn’t do much, had to reinstall my reshade mod and define new filter settings, once that was done I played around with a few pattern recolors. The result is shown above :) I’m still a long way from being back, and I still can’t use the mouse very long, but I just wanted to let you know I’m doing a bit better every day :)
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Simmers Against Adfly! (Tue, 08 Aug 2017)
histrionicsandtea: danjaley: questforsims: blackswan-sims: mishas-sims: simmers-against-adfly: image Reblog this if you don’t use Adfly!   Creators: Comment which game(s) you create for and we’ll add you to our list of dedicated ad-free creators! I create for the sims 2, sims 3 and the sims 4 but mainly the sims 2 Sims 2 only. :) I create for all three of the games, though mostly just 2 nowadays I create for Sims 3. Sims 3! I’ve got adfly-free Sims 3 content :)
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small update *hiatus* (Sun, 11 Jun 2017)
hello lovelies, I’ve been very quiet here on my blog and in the Sims community in general. I’m taking a hiatus, I’m not well, unfortunately, and have to try to get back on track with my mental health, bodily health, and my whole life. I have such limited energy that I have to keep several of my hobbies on hold, including blogging and making cc :( I do hope to return one day, and I might update every once in a while. I want to thank you for all your support and hope to see you all again soon! Lots of love, Simlicious
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You! ♡ Your sims, your pictures, your simblr... & YOU.. They are all amazing, beautiful and just everything! You are a joy to see ♡ Spread the love and make the ones important to you smile. Thank you for being here. (Fri, 07 Apr 2017)
Awww, thank you so much for thinking of me :)  also…right back at you ♥ ♥ ♥  you are such a wonderful person and so creative! ♥  Your rock!
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What Default Replacements I use: CAS edition (Thu, 06 Apr 2017)
acquiresimoleons: Because there seems to be some interest, I decided to make a post listing the defaults I use, at least in CAS. I will probably do one for the rest of the game too, but not today :P Default eyes and teeth: Simlicious’ Radiant Eyes and Custom Teeth  I’ve been using her eyes and teeth for… ages. I don’t even know. I think since she first released them. I’ve yet to find a set that fits the sims and is nicer than hers :) Default skin: KB’s Primer HD skin I use HD as my default and HD+ as my custom. It’s nice, detailed and I find it transitions nicely between light and dark. Only very few other custom skins make it into my game, namely some of Brntwaffle’s freckled skins. Some odd skintones are in my story save but that is a different animal entirely. In addition to my default skin, I use the You Are Real Mod that is a skin normal map edit that adds a LOT of skin detail and especially muscle detail on bigger sims. Want your sims to have hand wrinkles? Get this mod. In addition, I have KB’s No Shine mod that kills that horrible plastic texture on sims’ skin. You can use both this and You Are Real at once, as one is the normals and one is the specular. I use a default for the sims feetsies too, because I find when they’re not in shoes that I like for them to actually have toes xD You can find Bloom’s Default sexy feet here, where they’ve been reuploaded by a helpful soul A bra and bikini top fix for boob slider usage not really necessary if you’re not slider crazy like I am ^^ Default eyebrows, beards and cosmetics: Simplelife’s Defaults I really like her beard and brow replacements, they make life SO MUCH BETTER. My nude default outfits are by Cmar  I have default replacement hair retextures for every EP. They are mostly by OneEuroMutt and Aikea_Guinea. I also highly recommend Buckley’s store hair edits as her versions are lovely, though not defaults.   I think that mostly covers the actual Sims. Onto the actual clothing! Buckley’s Maternity defaults Late Night, University, Master Suite, and University Sports Bra Edit these can be used with texture edits as they don’t interfere. They just add the morph. ILTDS’ denecklaced Defaults WA/LN/SN/AMB/PETS/GEN , University and ST Tamo’s ST defaults for AF (ad.fly) PLB’s SN skirt edits OneEuroMutt’s less shiny shoes defaults  Procrasimnation’s sherwani edit, Salwar edit Something else I really like to use is VelocityGrass’ removedeco mod to get rid of that icky plastic shine that has kept me from using game clothing (especially basegame stuff!) for ages. It’s also useful for some cc :P and sometimes can be used to remove weird stencils. For Animals I use HD Horse coat and Brinwood HQ dog coat  I think that about covers my CAS defaults, if I think of anything else, I’ll edit this post. There are other CAS items I highly recommend but I’ll worry about those later, if someone wants them. I hope this is helpful <3 oh wow. You use my default replacements? I thought no one ever uses them anymore. This makes me so happy right now *jumps excitedly up and down* That reminds me, I wanted to release an updated version with separate sclera and eyeballs for ages. Might check and see how they’re doing in my WIP folder.
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TBH I think you're both a great creator and a great person. I find your tutorials very easy to follow and your CC seems to find its way pretty often in my game. Thank you for everything you do! :) (Mon, 03 Apr 2017)
Thank you so much <3 You truly made my day!
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Hi Simlicious! Are you by chance familiar with making curtains in TS3? I'm trying to make some blinds shiftable, but they only shift upwards and will not shift down no matter what I try! I tried to look for tutorials but with how I don't exactly know what the problem is, I have no idea what to search for. Could you please point me to the right direction? :'( (Sun, 02 Apr 2017)
I’m so sorry for the late reply! That’s strange… unfortunately, I haven’t made curtains, or shiftable ones for that matter. As far as I know, you only have to set a flag in TSR Workshop (or another tool, like s3pe) to make them shiftable. At modthesims, there are already shiftable curtains available, maybe they might have what you’re looking for? In case you’re trying to adjust CC blinds, you could also take a look at the files at modthesims to see what you might have to change in order to make them fully shiftable. Good luck!
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*:・Give me your honest opinion about me (creator/blogger) or my sims...*:・゚✧*:・゚ (Sun, 02 Apr 2017)
simplyimaginarypeople: sweet-simlish: pretty-little-silwermoons: Rules: 1) Do it anonymously 2) Start with TBH… 3) If you want opinions about you reblog this post so that your followers can see. 4) Try to keep it clean. We don’t really need anymore drama in the community *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ *:・゚✧*:・゚✧ Be honest guys!!! Let’s do it!!!! lol this should be fun :P
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hello spring!Do you enjoy my lace patterns as much as I do? :)My... (Tue, 28 Mar 2017)
hello spring! Do you enjoy my lace patterns as much as I do? :) My graphics settings aren’t perfectly adjusted yet. But I’m getting there :))
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followyourdeans: fandomgirl-the-modblog: crotchkat-vantass: jus... (Wed, 22 Mar 2017)
followyourdeans: fandomgirl-the-modblog: crotchkat-vantass: juststrokemyglabella: 2spookysamy: highonvodka: themixedbagofspooky: spoopy-len-in-a-dress: riningear: doryishness: displaced-angel: ryedragon: inritum: reblog and make a wish! this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :) OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH. THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS. The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert. AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT. THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT. YOOOOOOO I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS holy fuck, I didn’t expect this to work, I was like psh, whatever it’s just a quick reblog, but I wished my Dad would actually respond back to me AND HE FUCKING DID A FEW DAYS LATER, I GOT A FUCKING TEXT FROM MY DAD TODAY WHO HASN’T SPOKEN OR RESPONDED TO ME IN MONTHS HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS MAGIC IT WORKS.  I WANTED TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDN’T THINK I’D GET DAYS OFF BUT THIS WEEKEND I’M HEADING UP THERE??? THIS IS CRAZY SHIT  SO LIKE I JOKINGLY WISHED FOR MY OWN LEN KAGAMINE AND THEN LIKE A WEEK LATER I GOT A LEN NENDOROID??? H ELP WTF OKAY SO THIS SHOT ACTUALLY WORKS BECAUSE WHEN I WISHED, I HAD WISHED MY CRUSH WOULD LIKE ME BACK AND GUESS WHAT? I HAVE A BOYFRIEND NOW. WHAT THE HELLLLL????? ok I’ve said this before but IM DOING IT AGAIN THE FIRST TIME I SAW THIS, MY WISH DID COME TRUE SO I REBLOGED AGAIN AND SAID IT IN THE TAGS BUT THEN I WISHED FOR SMTH ELSE AND IT LITERALLY LITERALLY HAPPENED LIKE A COUPLE DAYS LATER WHAT THE HELL SO NOW IM WRITING THIS HERE FOR YOU BC I DONT BELIEVE IN THIS CRAP BUT STILL IT’S AN AWFULLY BIG COINCIDENCE THE BOY I FELL I LOVE WITH LEFT TO TRAVEL THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD AND HAS BEEN GONE NOW FOR 3 MONTHS. WE HAVENT SPOKEN SINCE BECAUSE I DIDNT WANT TO MAKE HIM FEEL TRAPPED TO ME AND NOT ENJOY HIS TIME SO I WAITED FOR HIM TO CONTACT ME FIRST. I SAW THIS ON A PARTICULARLY LOW DAY WHEN I WAS MISSING HIM SO MUCH I CRIED FROM THE PAIN, GUYS I REALLY LOVE HIM, SO I THOUGHT MEH WHAT THE FUCK, AND WISHED HE WOULD JUST LET ME KNOW HE WAS OKAY. GUYS. HE FUCKING CALLED ME 20 MINUTES LATER 20 FUCKNG. MINUTES. LATER. GOOD THINGS DO HAPPEN. AND ITS IN THIS POST. I wish for someone to leave something in my ask. OKAY SO I ASKED FOR A HEDGEHOG AND NOW GUESS WHO HAS A PET HEDGEHOG I WISHED FOR SNK MERCH THE FIRST TIME. I GOT A JACKET. I WISHED FOR MY GIRLFRIEND THE SECOND TIME. I HAVE A GIRLFRIEND. I wish for 1989 tickets to an L.A. show appear for me.
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Sunglasses Mod TS3 (Tue, 21 Mar 2017)
gardenof-sims: I don’t tend to use sunglasses on my sims, due to them having to be worn all the time with an outfit but I think this about to change, as Arsil has created a mod for your sims, so they can put them on or take them off in live mode.  Link how awesome!
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Hi, I have a problem with TSR Workshop. I saved the meshes from a Generations shirt to make it base game compatible for a cc I'm making. I imported them into my project, and when it asked to optimize the vertex data I clicked "no" and in the second window that popped up, I clicked yes. When I tried my cc in game to see if it worked, it showed a weird shadow at the height if the waistline. (I used the base game t-shirt and then imported textures and meshes from the Generations' one) (Tue, 21 Mar 2017)
Hello nonny! So far you have done everything right, judging by your description :) Have you changed the textures in the materials tab as well? This often gets overlooked. The diffuse map (which is the same texture as your multiplier), specular and the normalmap? Maybe this might have something to do with it. It might also be an issue with the normals or tangents, maybe something got scrambled on export or import. Did you make any changes in a meshing program? If these tips do not help, feel free to send me a message or an ask with a screenshot of the problem area attached. It might also be helpful to know the version of TSR Workshop that you’re using. I won’t publish any part of our conversation if you don’t want me to! I’m shy myself, so I know it can be hard to come off anon sometimes. Good luck and have a wonderful day :)
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my sims game is working again! (Mon, 20 Mar 2017)
Thanks to everyone who helped and/or offered help. You rock <3
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