Thursday, January 10, 2019

Midnight at the Armory- Munitions Essentials Part 5


Happy Friday, folks.

About

Midnight at the Armory- Munitions Essentials is a multi-part set of weapon accessories for your security personnel. Part 5 is a comprehensive set of overlays and poses found in:

Part 1

Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


Overview

The Midnight overproject represents a return to my roots: sci-fi stuff. My original vision was much like Modular Furniture Series 4. I wanted to build a whole set of objects, walls and floors, and build mode elements that blend seamlessly with each other. The difference is that whereas MFS4 was utopian and clean-ish, Midnight is more gritty, for creating sinister, dystopian sets.

Credits and permissions

TOU has always been a thing for me. Respect mine and I'll respect yours.

As always, to Coni for helping with alpha testing/troubleshooting.

A full catalog of poses under the cut.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Midnight at the Armory- Munitions Essentials Part 4


Happy Friday, folks.

About

Midnight at the Armory- Munitions Essentials is a multi-part set of weapon accessories for your security personnel. Part 4 (of four) includes eight heavy weapons that attach to the security harnessfrom Midnight at The Quartermaster-Part 5, in three sizes. The set also includes a right hand accessory (in various states for most of the accessories)

Overview

The Midnight overproject represents a return to my roots: sci-fi stuff. The Project 2395 uniforms were good for the time that I made them, but I've learned a bit more about body meshing since then and these sets are intended to be an overall improvement.

Everything is organized neatly into subfolders, so you can quickly and easily remove anything you don´t like.

Credits and permissions

TOU has always been a thing for me. Respect mine and I'll respect yours.

I tried to comply with the TOU of the original creators. To my knowledge, all of the original creators either allow redistribution or have been inactive now for a long time.

As always, to Coni for helping with alpha testing/troubleshooting.

To SynapticSim inspiration and for providing the base accessory for the handheld pistols.

To Nightshift3D for the models (Yes, I actually purchased these models. This weapon pack bundle is really top shelf stuff).

More under the cut.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

State of the Blogs Address

Hi, everybody! I hope everybody had/is having a wonderful holiday season

2018 was a busy year for me. I dismantled my old story blogs and made them available as downloadable .pdf documents, I wrote a few tutorials (not as many as I would have liked), found a new friend/co-creator/frequent collaborator, joined the Sims 2 Discord, and uploaded faithfully throughout the year. I made 37 uploads at BHS and 23 at BHSA. All in all, a really productive, exciting year with a lot of changed, both IRL and at the Blogs.

I hope I can keep up that same frenetic pace during 2019, but only time will tell. One thing I can assure my fans of is that I have no plans on retiring soon.

I stopped doing “On the Horizon” and “Coming Soon…” posts a while ago because it was putting undue stress on me and I felt I was focusing more on cranking out the projects than on quality. Still, I get a lot of questions/feedback about what’s coming next, and I’d like to respond generally, without an exact timetable. This is generally my plan for each project (plans are subject to change, and timetables are not exact).

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¡Hola a todos! Espero que todos hayan tenido / que tengan unas vacaciones maravillosas.

2018 fue un año muy ocupado para mí. Desmonté mis viejos blogs de historias y los puse a disposición como documentos .pdf descargables, escribí algunos tutoriales (no tantos como me hubiera gustado), encontré una nueva amiga / co-creadora / colaboradora frecuente, me uní a Sims 2 Discord, y he publicado regularmente durante todo el año. Hice 37 publicaciones en BHS y 23 en BHSA. En definitiva, un año realmente productivo y emocionante con muchos cambios, tanto en la vida real como en los Blogs.

Espero poder mantener ese mismo ritmo frenético durante 2019, pero solo el tiempo lo dirá. Una cosa que puedo asegurarles a mis fans es que no tengo planes de retirarme pronto.

Dejé de hacer las publicaciones "En el horizonte" y "Próximamente ..." hace un tiempo porque me estaba poniendo un estrés excesivo y sentí que me estaba enfocando más en desarrollar los proyectos que en la calidad. Sin embargo, recibo muchas preguntas / comentarios sobre lo que viene a continuación, y me gustaría responder en general, sin un calendario exacto. Este es generalmente mi plan para cada proyecto (los planes están sujetos a cambios y los horarios no son exactos).

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Midnight at…

No division/ Multi-division/neutral

       •   Midnight at the Quartermaster- Activewear 2

       •   Midnight at the Quartermaster- Activewear 3

       •   Midnight at the Quartermaster- Sauna Towels Part 2 (BHSA)

       •   Midnight at the Cryo Lab- Recolor Pack4

       •   Midnight at the Commisary- Rec Essentials

       •   Midnight at the Commisary- Commerce Essentials

       •   Midnight at the Commisary- Leisure Time Adventures (BHSA)

       •   Midnight at the Quartermaster- Additional sizes (Working title- a project to convert existing meshes to AY-M, AY-F, Lifa’s MTr and FTr, and Bootylicious if I can figure out how to make an action for it.)

Command Division

       •   Midnight at Central Command- High Command Adventures (BHSA)

Science Division

       •   Midnight on the Surface- Blue Planet Essentials

       •   Midnight on the Surface- Blue Planet Adventures (BHSA)

       •   Midnight on the Surface- Yellow Planet Essentials

       •   Midnight at the Chemlab

       •   Midnight at the Biolab

       •   Midnight at the Astrolab

Tech Division

       •   Midnight at the Reactor Core

       •   Midnight at the Shuttle Bay

Medical Division

       •   Midnight at the Medlab

       •   Midnight at the Medlab- Artificial Insemination Essentials (Working title- BHSA)

Security Division

       •   Midnight at the Armory- Arsenal Essentials

       •   Midnight at the Brig

       •   Midnight at the Brig- Interrogation Essentials (Working title- BHSA)

Combate Moderno

      •   Suministros Pt. 6

      •   Apoyo Aéreo- Uniformes Pt. 2

      •   Apoyo Aéreo- Uniformes Pt. 3

      •   Fuerzas Especiales

      •   División Mecanizada Pt. 1

      •   División Mecanizada Pt. 2

      •   División Mecanizada Pt. 3

      •   La Vida del Cuartel- Ropa Pt. 3 (BHSA)

      •   La Vida del Cuartel- Ropa Pt. 4 (BHSA)

      •   La Vida del Cuartel- Ropa Pt. 5 (BHSA)

      •   La Vida del Cuartel- Poses Pt. 2 (BHSA)

Action News

      • An as-yet-untitled follow-up Project

Merrie Minstrels

     •  A brand new project for 2019

BHSA Gold Series

     •  A new series of single-themed adult posesboxes (generally 40-60 new poses per box).

Tutorial Libarary

       • A revised edition of the WSO action tutorial (this has been requested by several Simmers, both at Lifa’s tumblr and at my blogs)

       • Hopefully several more tutorials on a number of subjects (skinblending, graphics issues, accessories to jewelry, the repository technique, poseboxes).

Ocelotekatl’s Sims 2 Stories (Story Blog)

       • New chapters of Harmony Station

       • I will be reposting Kingdom of Colton/Tales of Colton at this new location.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Midnight at the Armory- Munitions Essentials Part 3


Happy Friday, folks.

About

Midnight at the Armory- Munitions Essentials is a multi-part set of weapon accessories for your security personnel. Part 3 (of four) includes seven weapons located on the right and left shoulders, available in all sizes.

Overview

The Midnight overproject represents a return to my roots: sci-fi stuff. The Project 2395 uniforms were good for the time that I made them, but I've learned a bit more about body meshing since then and these sets are intended to be an overall improvement.

Everything is organized neatly into subfolders, so you can quickly and easily remove anything you don´t like.

Credits and permissions

TOU has always been a thing for me. Respect mine and I'll respect yours.

I tried to comply with the TOU of the original creators. To my knowledge, all of the original creators either allow redistribution or have been inactive now for a long time.

As always, to Coni for helping with alpha testing/troubleshooting.

To Nightshift3D for the models (Yes, I actually purchased these models. This weapon pack bundle is really top shelf stuff).

More under the cut.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Midnight at the Armory- Munitions Essentials Part 2


Happy Friday, folks.

About

Midnight at the Armory- Munitions Essentials is a multi-part set of weapon accessories for your security personnel. Part 2 (of four) includes five weapons located on the right and left thighs, available in all sizes.

Overview

The Midnight overproject represents a return to my roots: sci-fi stuff. The Project 2395 uniforms were good for the time that I made them, but I've learned a bit more about body meshing since then and these sets are intended to be an overall improvement.

Everything is organized neatly into subfolders, so you can quickly and easily remove anything you don´t like.

Credits and permissions

TOU has always been a thing for me. Respect mine and I'll respect yours.

I tried to comply with the TOU of the original creators. To my knowledge, all of the original creators either allow redistribution or have been inactive now for a long time.

As always, to Coni for helping with alpha testing/troubleshooting.

To Nightshift3D for the models (Yes, I actually purchased these models. This weapon pack bundle is really top shelf stuff).

More under the cut.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Midnight at the Armory- Munitions Essentials Part 1


Happy Friday, folks.

About

Midnight at the Armory- Munitions Essentials is a multi-part set of weapon accessories for your security personnel. Part 1 (of four) includes five weapons that attach to the security belts from Midnight at The Quartermaster-Part 5, for regular-sized sims and HBB Sims. The belt accessories aren't a really good fit for the Slim Male and Momma Lisa sizes. Unfortunately, there isn't much I can do about that.

Overview

The Midnight overproject represents a return to my roots: sci-fi stuff. The Project 2395 uniforms were good for the time that I made them, but I've learned a bit more about body meshing since then and these sets are intended to be an overall improvement.

Everything is organized neatly into subfolders, so you can quickly and easily remove anything you don´t like.

Credits and permissions

TOU has always been a thing for me. Respect mine and I'll respect yours.

I tried to comply with the TOU of the original creators. To my knowledge, all of the original creators either allow redistribution or have been inactive now for a long time.

As always, to Coni for helping with alpha testing/troubleshooting.

To SynapticSim inspiration and for providing the base accessory for the handheld pistols.

To Nightshift3D for the models (Yes, I actually purchased these models. This weapon pack bundle is really top shelf stuff).

More under the cut.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Midnight at the Cryo Lab- Recolor Pack 3


Happy Friday, everybody.

Overview

The Midnight overproject represents a return to my roots: sci-fi stuff. My original vision was much like Modular Furniture Series 4. The difference is that whereas MFS4 was utopian and clean-ish, Midnight is more gritty, for creating sinister, dystopian sets.

For Recolor Pack 3, there are a total of 12 walls, 12 floors, and 12 base textures divided into two "families", along with a set of fences for each base texture. Since the base texture is the backbone of every object in the set, one recolor allows you to recolor over 400 (and growing every day) individual objects. As all of the base recolors for each "family" use the same texture for the keypad and border/base part of the map, you can mix and match them.

Additionally, there are five chair/cushion recolors (the original division colors, but without text.

For the Cool Blue family, I took my inpiration from the old anodized/blued steel wall and floor sets by pixelhate and bluetexasbonnie. The Institutional family is great for making sterile/clinical environments. How will you decorate your space station, science lab, or evil lair? You decide.

Note: this is a recolor pack only. The furniture sets must be downloaded separately.


Credits:

Coni for help in development and testing.

Here's everything you get with the recolor pack:



















Application:

I did some floor-to-ceiling recolors of some of the sets to illustrate the beauty and versatility of this recolor pack.

Main cryo lab- uses Institutional 3








Decontamination chamber- uses Cool Blue 5 (radiation suit storage), Cool Blue 6 (showers), and Cool Blue 2 (locker rooms)









Download from Sim File Share

Midnight at the Cryo Lab- Recolor Pack 3

Thursday, November 22, 2018

New posebox at BHSA!!


Warning: Adult-themed objects and naked pixels. Definitely NSFW! Redirects to Blue Heaven Sims Adult.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Action News: Freedom of the Press, Pt. 2


Happy Friday, everybody!

Intro in English:

Action News: Freedom of the Press is a two-part follow-up to the Action News set. Part 2 is new set of camera objects and accessories, and the poses/overlays to accompany them. While the original set is fairly complete as is, Coni suggested that I add some SLR cameras and protest signs for more storytelling options.

While I consider this a sister project to the Combate Moderno series, and it dovetails nicely with Combate Moderno, Action News is an independent initiative, and for this project, the presentation will be primarily in English and the posebox strings are written in English.

Introducción en Español

Action News: Freedom of the Press es una continuación en dos partes del conjunto Action News. La segunda parte es un nuevo conjunto de cámaras (objetos y accesorios), y las poses / overlay que los acompañan. Si bien el conjunto original es bastante completo tal como está, Coni sugirió que agregaba algunas cámaras SLR y letreros de protesta para más opciones de narración de historias.

Si bien considero que este es un proyecto hermano de la serie Combate Moderno, y encaja muy bien con Combate Moderno, Action News es una iniciativa independiente, y para este proyecto, la presentación será principalmente en inglés y los comandos del posesbox están escritos en inglés.

Credits:

First and foremost, to Coni for the original concept, for much of the creative energy that went into the project, for the design of the news station logos, for constant feedback on how to improve the project, and probably for about ten other hings I've neglected to mention.

The meshes for the Canon, FujiFilm, Lumix, telephoto, wide-angle, professional camera, and minicam are courtesy of CanNav.

The Pentax ME camera is courtesy of 2fingerswhiskey.

The small semipro camera model is courtesy of Oo-fil-oO

The 3to2 Camera is courtesy of Crisps&Kerosene

The Nikon camera is courtesy of victormiguelcreations

Warning: Intense Picspam ahead


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Midnight at the Quartermaster- Part 5


Happy Friday, folks.

About

I'm sorry for taking as long as I have to develop the regular clothing sets. The project has taken longer than expected. A new set of clothes for the Security division. The Security division is responsible for keeping the station safe from external and internal threats.

This set includes recolors of the standard uniform and rank pips, plus a new uniform belt mesh, a new mesh for riot gear, and eight new helmets.

Overview

The Midnight overproject represents a return to my roots: sci-fi stuff. The Project 2395 uniforms were good for the time that I made them, but I've learned a bit more about body meshing since then and these sets are intended to be an overall improvement.

The security uniform set include uniforms, belts, and rank pips (all meshes included).

The riot gear set includes riot gear (new clothing) and eight helmets.

Everything is organized neatly into subfolders, so you can quickly and easily remove anything you don´t like.

Credits and permissions

TOU has always been a thing for me. Respect mine and I'll respect yours.

I tried to comply with the TOU of the original creators. To my knowledge, all of the original creators either allow redistribution or have been inactive now for a long time.

First and foremost, SynapticSim for the high boot mesh that I used as a base for the modified clothing meshes, the LBB bodyshape, the harness bit I used for the safety gear, the Overwatch-stly goggles mesh, as well as for the AF, LBB, SBBv2, BBv2, HBB, AG and BBG meshes included in the Science uniform folder (Syn's policy graciously allows redistribution), most of the bits and bobs added to the riot gear meshes, and probably another half-dozen things I'm forgetting. This project would simply not been possible without his original work. Syn, you are a god among Simmers.

Julie J for the July77 Slim Male edit and the Sussi edit. These were the base meshes I used for my new clothing meshes. You rock, Julie.

Marvine for the original groundwork that went into the Slim Bodybuilder (SBB), Bodybuilder (BB), Huge Bodybuilder (HBB), Athletic Girl (AG), and Bodybuilder Girl (BBG) body shapes.

Warlokk for the Fashion Model (FM), Rio, and CPU bodies

Poppeboy for the FitChick bodyshape

Franniesims for the original Momma Lisa bodyshape. Sigmund Sims for the blockfoot mesh that I modified to make the outfit meshes for Momma Lisa

July77 for the slim male mesh

SussiSoGoodSims for the Sussi bodyshape

NigelThornberrySteam for the helmet assets.

More under the cut.