Novelty Jellyfish Lamp with custom light.

I recently figured out custom lights so I could make some for our ongoing Carnival project at Sims Crafter’s. Meantime as part of my “practice” I looked up lamps and lights. I found a really cute one online that is a novelty jellyfish lamp that lights up and turns all rainbow colored. So I decided to make it!

It is cloned from the jellyfish (stinging jelly) light from Family Fun Stuff (sp pack1). It costs 90 simoleans. It is found in table lamps.

When turned on it emits a soft turquoise light and has an animated rainbow swirl on the glass and the jellyfish themselves also have a rainbow overlay on them when lit up.

As you can see it is definitely a soft blue color, and will light up the room with a very soft light. Perfect for a night light or bedside table.

To the best of my knowledge it takes just family fun stuff but at the very least should be okay for Mac computers. I kept the textures small deliberately to save on space. The object itself has 3052 polys. Mainly due to the egg shaped glass surrounding the jellyfish.

As this is a custom light, it has an NLO included in the zip file along with the lamp package and the 2 base recolors (the other recolors are inside the lamp package.) so you need to have the scriptorium installed and drop it into the custom lights folder. If you do not have the scriptorium installed here is the link. Also this lamp will also slightly raise the environment score a bit more than normal, but you probably won’t notice it unless you are next to it. The light is set to be automatically on auto but is changeable.

There are 3 jellyfish recolors (the same as in the original stinging jelly lamp that comes in Family Fun Stuff). There are also 3 base colors. Silver, gold and black.

lit lamps daytime with table top glow state

lit lamps and recolors all in a row with no table top
glow state. Night time setting which makes it a bit dimmer as there is a glass door next to it.
more lit pictures
blue jellyfish unlit
green jellyfish and pink and blue jellyfish unlit

There is a minor maxis lighting issue. The NLO installed in both the package and in the program files (through the scriptorium) helps the lamp retain its diffused state. I say helps because sometimes even though it remains lit, and casts light, the table top itself loses its glow. This applies to MAXIS lamps too. They have a light pattern that casts light onto table tops so you probably never noticed (like me, until I worked with this project). This is a known Maxis bug that the NLO thing supposedly fixed. However not completely.

SOMETIMES when you come back from a community lot table top lamps will lose their table top glow. As you can see, the Maxis lamp on the left most edge is lit there, but the one next to it lost its glow after about 3 trips in a row to a community lot. The same thing occurs with my lamp. You can save and exit to neighborhood (or if you quit it will be fine next time you go in) to correct it, go into buy mode to jiggle it or move it around slightly, or stick it into inventory and pull it back out to reset it if it really bothers you. It doesn’t happen every time. As you can see they still emit light, they just don’t emit it on the table top. My top picture up above shows it in its glow state on different types of table tops, then the second one shows it in its unlit table top state. There really isn’t that much difference.

Have fun and enjoy! As usual, if there is a problem, or you just want to let me know how you like it, feel free to contact me ๐Ÿ™‚

Animated Baby Bouncy Seat

Ok it doesn’t really bounce. But! it has custom baby animations and the baby sits and plays with toys in it. They can also sleep in it.

The bouncer can also be put on a variety of surfaces such as various tables and counters, and even stocked for sale on ofb shelves. It is also Apartment Life shiftable. When you buy it, it fulfills the baby toy want that goes along with the store toys.

It can be found in General/Child for a 150 simoleans. It is repositoried to the base game crib so picks up all of it’s recolors. It has 6358 polys but is only 0.6 mb even with all of the animations included!

There are 2 versions of this. One can be used by anyone who has any or all of the following configurations. Pets, Seasons, Bon Voyage, or Freetime. The other one is usable by anyone with either Apartment Life, Mansions and Gardens, or both.

I did as thorough a testing and checking of the code as I could in the circumstances, especially with the fact that I have the Ultimate Collection so cannot actually test the Pets through Freetime code directly (except with AGS and frankly it has messed up my registry multiple times so I do not trust it). However if there is any sort of issue not already reported as an issue, please let me know. I cannot fix what I do not know about.

I am happy to report that a Mac using individual reported back that it works fine in their game and their babies love it ๐Ÿ˜€

Her name is lilithandangela and she said to add she would love to test creations for other people on a mac as well ๐Ÿ™‚ Just click on her name to go to her Tumblr.

Now on to further details.

1. It works best when you have two tiles in front of it. It’s front however is on its left side not the actual front. If you do not, the sims are apt to glitch when they try to put the baby down.

2. Nannies WILL use this but they much prefer a regular crib instead. And they will often leave the baby on the floor unless the baby is tired, then they will use it.

3. Animals will utterly ignore this. They have NO interactions with it at all.

4. I accidentally positioned it a tad off when I made it, so the very tip top of it is capable of being walked through. This will most likely occur in a very crowded area or if there are a lot of sims moving around and getting in the way. Too crowded an area will lead to the same glitch as listed in 1 above.

5: If you delete the bouncer from your upload, you will discover it was actually made from the venus statue and had the crib code imported in, so it could be truly a one tile object then. Not really an issue, just so that you are aware in that instance.

Also don’t do this:

If you do, the one in the blue bouncer will not be accessible. If you put a baby down on the left there (which is within the two blocks of tile I said it needed), the one on the right either cannot be taken out or if it is empty, cannot be put in.

Now on to thanks and general credits.

I was able to make this because one fine day while walking through the various creator sections at MTS Omglo dropped in a baby animbody! Something never seen before ๐Ÿ˜€

I snatched it up. So go thank Omglo ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also thank you to all my friends at Sims Crafters, most especially Jo, Rosawyn, Mr. Joe Starr, and Kiri (celebkiriedhel)for their testing and/or encouragement.

Here is where I got the toy sounds that are included in the bouncer. Because of that particular site and the way it works, I cannot link you to the direct sound you have to do a search there, so if you are interested in acquiring it for yourself, just do a search for toy sounds or toy clinking sounds.

Enjoy!

Toddler girl’s spring time dresses

*Quick note* I had already created the simfileshare link for this set with the original recolors then I updated the set. Unfortunately that is just what I THOUGHT I did, but in reality I created a new simfileshare link instead so if you downloaded in the couple hours or so since I posted and now, a little before 10 pm CDT April 3, 2021 you were downloading the original set which is a little different than this one (3 were improved and a few extras added). The link has now been properly updated.

Recently I saw this toddler dress by deedee (the scalloped one not the scarf) and fell in love. Sooo I immediately decided to make some recolors.

So here, just in time for Easter, or at least in time for Spring! and our spring theme at my Sims Crafter’s discord ๐Ÿ™‚

The following dresses are all marked for everyday and formal, and some have colored socks and some don’t (one comes in both flavors because my friend Jo wanted it done in white).

Yes I am absolutely HORRIBLE with pictures, especially tired ๐Ÿ˜€ but here is the link to the recolors. Deedee’s mesh is included but please go check out her cool new mesh and grab her recolors!

Bridal Shoppe Deco

*Update. Guys I am so sorry! if you downloaded before approximately 2pm on March 8, 2021 please redownload as I realized I uploaded the wrong version of my mannequins. The simfileshare has already been corrected.*

My friend Karen asked me to make some deco for her bridal shoppe she was making here while back. Specifically wedding veil displays and a redo of the outfits on MenaceMan’s mannequins. She was needing them for bridesmaids’ dresses.

So these are the results of my efforts. I made the mannequins in a gray finish so are neutral, and the original outfits of the Glamour Life Stuff Pack dresses. All told, there are 5 recolors and the mannequin, so colors of the dress. Pearl (gold), red, black, blue, purple, and green. The mannequin has 2848 faces and 2442 vertices. It cost 250 simoleans and is in miscellaneous, decorative/sculpture. It is in residential in decorative/sculpture, and under regular decorative in community buy mode, and in the buy mode in community sort buy/decorative on community lots. It takes an expansion pack (not sure if it matters, but probably OFB if it is a specific one but I am not sure on that, as I don’t like to test with AGS. It was made with all packs).

Base Mannequin Mesh

All Mannequin Colors

from behind
Karen’s Bridal Shoppe using the mannequins on display

The wedding veil stands come with the EA veil on them from Celebration Stuff hair, and come in 2 varieties. One is a short stand with a shortened veil, and one is a short stand with a longer veil for use on shelves.

Both versions are in the same location as the mannequins, but for 150 simoleans instead. The long and short veil both come in at 2704 faces and 1584 vertices. They have identical recolors so are a matched set. The base is black and silver with a white veil. There are 2 gold stands, one light wood, one dark wood, a black one and a silver. The veil colors are yellow, green, blue, and pink in pastel colors, and red and black for those who want the darker ones. The same info known about the expansion pack, whether it just takes any pack, or OFB in particular I don’t know. They can be put on a variety of surfaces, such as counters, tables, floor, and shelves but the long veiled one was specifically made for taller surfaces so the veil could hang off.

The veils on display in Karen’s bridal shoppe

Again on display at Karen’s bridal shoppe
Wedding veils lt wood and pink on shelves

The short stands with the long veils can be found here.

The short stands with the short veils can be found here.

The mannequins can be found here.

Dollhouse recolors

These are dollhouse recolors for the in game dollhouse. You will need my cep extra found over at MTS to use these, if you don’t have it already. These are base game compatible. You can find the link here.

I do suggest using the remapping for it Michelle did for Snowstorm’s dollhouse clone that dharden converted over for the actual dollhouse found here. It isn’t necessary but makes it look even nicer than pictured.

turquoise dollhouse
coral
bright yellow
lilac
aqua green/mint

Recolorable Wedding Cake

Here while back, my friend Jo asked me to fix the Pronupsims wedding cakes (available here) as they were very pretty but would error when you would go to cut them. I went in and looked at them, and realized they were missing some bhavs. So I fixed them, made them custom slices etc. Then got the urge to make some more. I very quickly decided cloning a cake just to make essentially a recolor was for the birds, and just said I would make a recolorable cake instead.

So that is how I came up with the idea of making a recolorable Wedding cake. Just blame my friend Jo ๐Ÿ˜€ or thank her, whichever. The download link for it is at the bottom of the page. It is found with the original Wedding cake, for 400 simoleans in the party section.

Base cake texture

Now for the technical details below:

Each cake spawns its own individual slice correctly when cut. The slice is slaved to the cake itself. This means to make a recolor, you don’t have to worry about recoloring the slice as well, just recolor the original cake.

Since all I was doing originally was making a maxis recolor, but as a clone instead, the recolorable cake uses the Maxis mesh. It is rather confusing as to what it requires however, because although it is a base game object, the code for cakes changed in Celebrations, (doesn’t mean the code isn’t compatible with base game exactly tho) but other parts of the package indicate it requires an expansion pack, and the pie menu mentions dogs and cats. I am going to say that you need pets and celebrations to be safe, but feel free to try it with just pets. The polys are the same as the original Maxis wedding cake, and the sizes of the packages (including the mesh itself) are in the kilobytes range. These are not high texture/high poly items.

The essential part of the mesh includes the Roseweddingcake package and the rosesweddingcakeslice package. The rest are all recolors.

It sells fine in an OFB environment, when marked for sale. Side note: It works great with the usual mods (putting in the decra chiller object for instance, and midge’s cake tester mod as well.) The cake tester mod is found here.

The African Silhouette cake (orange and black one) uses the following clip art.

https://www.clipartmax.com/middle/m2i8N4d3d3K9N4N4_africa-clipart-africa-nature-zoo-animal-silhouettes-transparent/

https://www.clipartmax.com/middle/m2H7i8G6m2H7G6G6_giraffe-landscape-animal-mammal-africa-tall-neck-giraffe-silhouette/

https://www.clipartmax.com/middle/m2i8G6A0m2A0K9i8_african-tree-silhouette-png-for-kids-african-tree-silhouette-png-for-kids/

The feather on the peacock cake came from my friend Catherine who it was made for.

The whipped cream dollop was given to me by Jo. The Victorian Vintage Rose Pattern is mine, with the gold heart. The pattern on the silver and white Victorian cake came from here https://www.patterncooler.com/#aF6bC8c12Cd12Ce0f0g64hF9F4E1222A99iAFj0k64l1F4m1F4

Now for the thanks. I received a LOT of help from my SimsCrafters group on my Discord, especially Rosawyn and Jo who went above and beyond, but also special shoutouts to Catherine and Bulbizarre for their help as well. And a very special shoutout to Fire_Flower who was right there with me when I was struggling with slaved subsets (darn underscores!)

This was made with the Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, for the Sims 2 (obviously ๐Ÿ˜› ) and the link for the cake itself is found here

Valentine’s Day Candy and Display

Time got away from me, and that little upload I had promised to upload around Valentineโ€™s Day? Well it is finally time ๐Ÿ˜Š

This is a heart box of Valentineโ€™s Day chocolates, cloned from the pizza box in game, that can be bought both straight out of the buy catalog for 15 simoleans from the party section, or off a stand (originally cloned from the perfume stand) out of stores.

Just like the perfume, you can buy it as a single purchase or in groups of 3, 5, or 10. The display stand is found in miscellaneous/miscellaneous on residential lots (for home businesses) for 150 simoleans, or on community lots for 150, in the shopping/miscellaneous section. It is usable in both owned and unowned shops.

The color of the heart box on the stand determines the color of the box you buy. It carries through from stand to what you have in your hand when you buy at the register, bring home in your inventory, and pull out to use at home.

Children and older can all buy from the stands. On unowned lots, children float, on owned ones they do not. The animations are slightly odd on how the sims carry them to the cash register in unowned stores, but they hold them then put them in a shopping bag in owned ones.

There are several recolors of both the box and the stand available. The candy is fully edible. They use the pizza eating animations with it, which are surprisingly not bad considering. One minor issue is that the chocolates shift around in the box, just like the slices do in the pizza box, once it has been in inventory, and the box comes out at a slightly different angle than if you just bought it from the buy catalog, but not bad, and it is all usable, still able to be picked up and doesn’t look bad. Just something you are apt to notice but doesn’t impact game play at all. When you pull it out and put it down, and tell them to serve, they put it down properly somewhere.

The stands require Nightlife, OFB and Pets.

I am including a picture and txt file that has bcon tuning instructions so you may change the prices that the box sells for from the stand individually.

Some more technical notes for creators out there who might want to make recolors/clones, you color the box for the box recolors on the stand, and you color the stand for the stand recolors.

You may download it here.

Stand: Poly Count full stand: 2967 Poly Count empty stand 444

Heartbox: 504 Heartbox state, Morphed state 504

Chocolate Piece: 454 times 8 so 3632

This is for the Sims 2

I wanted to thank Rosawyn , Jo, and MSD for their help and for all of my SimCrafters crew who dealt with all my pictures, gave me advice, and bore with me on my never ending quest for the prettiest Valentine’s Day boxes ever ๐Ÿ™‚

Senior Centre

Done as a request for Tea Addict https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeoTreqvisbO8MepZLrkUSw/about

This is a remake of one of my MTS lots- The Child care Centre.

Added structure, redone floor plan with activities for elders, redone garden and colour scheme.

No CC but I do recomend Menacemanโ€™s ceiling light fix so the tiny Maxis ceiling light sits flush to the ceiling.  http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=315720

ย Made on the M&G game engine.
Building cheats like CFE were used on this lot.
Not play tested, hopefully everything works as it should.
Contains buyble extracted game items by Huge Lunatic.

Download SFS https://simfileshare.net/download/1627502/

More pictures on Tumblr https://joplayingthesims.tumblr.com/post/190922141521/senior-centre

Mannequins and Clothing Racks

I started a project about a year ago to make maternity (and child) enabled clothing racks that sold clothing that was differently priced than the standard racks in game. I always enjoyed these mods by Squinge and Motoki, as I always enjoyed taking my sims to buy maternity clothing. I also always found it annoying that they built in game stores that were “cheap” and “expensive” and yet all prices were actually the same (in an unowned store) and the default starting prices were the same in owned ones. I basically completed it, with the buy part working just fine, when I got a bit overwhelmed by life and put it aside for a time. I recently came back to it, decided to expand on it with more options, including mannequins. Or rather, clothing racks that look like mannequins.

These racks have cheap, standard, and expensive versions, that are all maternity enabled as well as child enabled. Noticeably pregnant sims can try on, as well as have clothing shown to them, as well as buy all categories of clothing. Same with children. Noticeably pregnant sims can only try on, or have suggested clothing that is maternity, instead of everyday (although the other categories remain the same.)

The prices in the catalog are as follows: 1000 for the cheap racks, 2000 for standard, and 3000 for expensive. Remember that owners for an owned shop will receive discounts on it so it will be below that slightly in game.

I also reuvmapped the in game value rack with dresses as it had a few issues (one dress bled over into another dress), and made a single custom recolor of it. Otherwise, it comes with the default recolors the original rack had. I did make it have two subsets. For those that recolor, one is a txmt only recolor. The rack itself.

The mannequins, no matter how hard I tried, could only have their dress recolored, so I gave up and just made 3 standard recolors, red, green, and blue, plus an animated one that changes slowly between all the recolors. The mannequin shows up backwards in the catalog, as I had to reposition it.

The children float when paying for the items in an unowned shop, but that is a cash register issue, not a rack issue. I am working on a custom cash register as well ๐Ÿ™‚

I believe it only requires OFB and Seasons to work. I tested it in a UC AGS with those plus M&G and it worked fine.

Yes you can have all three styles of racks in the same store, and they will all work fine. ๐Ÿ™‚

I do suggest going through your CAS before running it the first time, especially if you have a slower computer or a lot of content, or it may bog it down a bit.

The mannequins have custom browsing animations (various idles from base game) as shifting clothing around on a rack didn’t make much sense with a mannequin.

If you don’t have H&M, you will need either custom maternity clothing marked as maternity or Motoki’s mod to unlock the hidden clothing in order to have anything show up. I have included some maternity clothing to download for those who don’t have any located here. They use the base game maternity mesh. (female only) Wardrobe Wrangler can also be used to mark items as maternity, if you have outfits you want to show up there.

I have a tutorial that explains more, and shows you how to adjust pricing for both these types of racks, and the global mods following, if you so wish. It is found here.
The poly counts are as follows:
Mannequins 1st state: faces, 2913, vertices 1915
2nd state Faces 4830 vertices 1986
Racks 1st state: Faces 1336 vertices 916 (EA mesh)
2nd state: faces 619 vertices 862

Mannequins and recolors are found here. Clothing Racks and recolors are found here. They can be found in Buy Mode Catalog, in community sort under shopping/miscellaneous for 1000 for the cheap rack and mannequin, 2000 for the standard rack and mannequin, and 3000 for the expensive rack and mannequin respectively.

Global Mods

I have six global mods to choose from.


First of all, I combined Squinge’s (compared to make sure it still works in Apartment Life as it was written for EP 5 (Seasons)) and Motoki’s with the bcons for all the ingame racks so that you can change the prices accordingly as you wish. I preset them so that the value racks clothing starts at 115 with mark up at owned stores, expensive racks at 345 with mark up at owned stores, and H&M stay the same with 230 markup at owned stores. I have two varieties of this one. EP8BuyMaternityClothingbasegameracks has Squinge’s, Motoki’s and the base game rack bcons. EP8BuyMaternityClothingallracks has all of the above plus the H&M clothing racks’ bcons as well. These require OFB and Seasons. All thanks to Squinge and Motoki for their parts of the mods as I take no credit for those parts just including them for ease of use for those who want them as an all in one package.

In case you don’t want all of it, or have it and just want to add to it, I added two varieties of the base game racks, one with maternity, with a z in front of it, so that it works with Squinge’s so the price changes will take effect, and one without, so only the racks are affected. There are also variations including the H&M racks.
zBuyClothingRacksMaternity and zBuyClothingRacksMaternityBase are the two that work with Squinge’s mod if you already have it. The base one is the one that leaves off the H&M racks. These require OFB and Seasons.
BuyClothingRacks and BuyClothingRacksBase are JUST the bcons for the in game racks, Seasons and OFB required. The base game ones are for those without H&M. All these do is change the prices of the in game racks in owned stores (plus there is a bcon you can use to change the prices of individual types of clothing in unowned stores).

Happy Thanksgiving! ๐Ÿ™‚

Pink Maternity Outfit
Blue maternity outfit. It also comes with darker pants
Yellow maternity otufit
Notice how the mannequin’s outfit changes color on the right. That is the animated recolor.
default mannequin texture
mannequin recolors
maternity being suggested
clothing rack recolors. default texture is the same as the one it is cloned from (value rack, dresses)