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Picked upload! -SciFi Starter Families- Get the Paranormals HERE!

by Phaenoh Posted 29th Feb 2008 at 12:46 AM - Updated 15th Sep 2013 at 8:59 PM by Phaenoh : My creations are ready! Conquer the world my beauties!
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This download is part of the SciFi Creator Challenge
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Update: I've finally gotten around to including the Apartment Life witches. You get an infallibly good, a neutral, and an atrociously evil witch all living in the same house. - Sept. 15, '13

A few days before the deadline, again. Iím sensing a pattern in my workÖ This was actually Plan D for this contest. Plan A was a Mad Scientistís Death Ray, but the BHAVs were too complicated for me. Plan B was more clothes for Servos, but my I ended up losing my entire Pleasantview during that process (donít worry, I found a really recent backup, nothing lost). Plan C was sim versions of SciFi movies, but I couldnít get any AVI edit programs to work well enough for me. This one had some issues in moderation que, but Iím glad this one finally worked. I really hated my Plan E.


My entry is a set of starter families each one with a different one of our supernatural sims. Iíve been playing since forever and Iíve still never had some of these different types through the course of my normal gameplay, my idea is that some of you are in the same boat.

Each family is set on a 2x3 lot with a rather basic starter home. My entry is NOT supposed to focus on the houses, but so you know what you are getting, here are links to the pics (also below) Front Views, Floor Plans. The reason for uploading these sims in lots is because certain sim supernatural abilities are only available through gameplay. Each lot has been played for a minimum amount of time to acquire their supernatural traits. They have also been closely monitored so that they never met any other sims and have only memories pertaining to gaining their new traits. The procedure for safely moving sims (the hard way) found here was strictly adhered too. This 'should' make them safe for your game. (Being careless about it is why MTS2 doesn't allow these types of uploads normally.) A copy of each family has been tested in both another copy of the game configuration that they were created in and my full, all EPs and SPs, played version of Strangetown. In all fairness though, I need to warn you that these families don't have a 100% chance of being safe. From what I know about how I created them and all the posts I've read about the correct procedure and why you shouldn't do this in the first place, I'd rate them between 90% and 95%. (Moving sims within lots is NEVER 100% safe). If you need a neighborhood for them, I recommend this one I made almost especially for them.

Scary stuff aside, Iíve made up cute little stories for each family and I love each of the names Iíve given each sim, there is a reason (or a bad pun) behind each. Bonus points to whoever figures out why Iíve chosen the names Elliot, Brian, and Pris. Donít think too hard about the vampireís name. She is a vamp version of my self sim and I go by the name Avicia in different circles. All the others are just bad puns. The text below is the same as what you will read in game in the lot description, so donít worry about trying to remember everything here if you want to follow my story starts.

Each family is trying to learn how to live among Ďnormalsí so their houses are pretty tame (much in the same style as my Katrina Cottages) but they are still individually suited to their owner. Each family also has a custom thumbnail in the lot catalog so you can identify it quickly (look for the images that are in the animated picture). Also, everything in this post is COMPLETELY CC FREE! Simple houses didnít need anything special and I only used Maxis makeup to make my sims look less ugly. I also understand that they still do look kinda Ďuglyí by the beauty standards here, but I donít want beauty queens in my game, I like the cartoony Maxis look that they have. (No one is ugly, I have standards too!) I created an entire Neighborhood for them to live in, go check it out!

Stargazer, Elliot and Polly
SciFi Starter Families Ė Alien, BaseGame
Elliot was abducted by aliens and just gave birth to baby girl, Polly. Their old town was a little less than accepting of his daughter's green skin. Can you help them fit in better in another town? Update: If you want to see how Elliot and Polly are doing in my game, he married Marigold and I used them for my scrapbook contest.


Gray, Brian and Elaine
SciFi Starter Families Ė Zombie, Requires UNI
Brian died in a tragic toaster pastry fire and Elaine couldn't live without him, but she didn't have enough money. She resurrected him as a zombie. Horrified at what she had done, Elaine drowned herself. Brian had no idea why she had killed herself, so he resurrected her, again, without enough money, and Elaine became a zombie as well. The two were in love, and it seems that they still are. Can you help them cope with their tragic past and still make a life for themselves? Click for pic

Vladinya, Countess Avicia
SciFi Starter Family Ė Vampire, Requires NL
Avicia loves the nightlife, raves are her all time favorite, aside from finding an unsuspecting victim of course... See if you can't help her fit in.


Servo, (Pris)
SciFi Starter Family Ė Servo, Requires OFB
You will have to create your own family to move into this house, it contains an unactivated servo. Pris is the name Iíve chosen for the servo, but since itís not activated, you can name it whatever you like. I think itís a cute name for either male or female servo. Prisís maker abandoned the house, and since servos acquire the personality and skill points of the sim who activate them, Iím leaving that job of finding a suitable Ďfatherí up to you. (no pic provided, all servos look the same!)

Pax, Wolfgang
SciFi Starter Family Ė Werewolf, Requires PETS
He didn't know it at the time, but that cute puppy dog was a wolf! Wolfgang befriended him and got himself bit! What he does next is up to you! Click for pic

Gardner, Marigold
SciFi Starter Family Ė Plantsim, Requires SSN
Miss Marigold loves to garden. She would also love to raise a daughter, can she fufill both her dreams? Update: If you want to see how Marigold is doing in my game, she married Elliot and I used them for my scrapbook contest.
Click for pic

Bigfoot, Geoffrey
SciFi Starter Family Ė Bigfoot, Requires BV
After having had many vacationers trespass on his land, Geoffrey figured maybe he should try living in their neighborhood for a while. Will they accept him, and will he be able to cope with living in a developed area? Click for pic

Baum, Glinda, Oscar and Elphaba
SciFi Starter Family Ė Witches, Requires AL
This little family of witches is rather conflicted. Glinda and her grandaughter Elphaba see things a little differently, while Oscar, Glinda's son and Elphaba's father walks a fine line between them. Will the family come together or drift farther apart?


My First Time: Having a zombie, servo, werewolf, and playable bigfoot.
Previous Knowledge: boolprop testingcheatsenabled true, and some limited success with editing memories.

Custom Content by Me:
- 9 Sims: Elliot, Brian, Elaine, Avicia, Wolfgang, Marigold, Glinda, Oscar, Elphaba
- 8 Starter Homes

Compatibility: Each family was made with a different setup of Numenorís AnyGameStarter. This means, if you want Avicia, my vampire and you have Nightlife but not any of the other expansion packs, you can have her. If I had made them all in the same game you would need all the EPs to install any of these families. That means you would get to play none of my families if you didnít have all EPs, sad! Thank you Numenor for this powerful tool!

Nitty-gritty: Please don't reupload my sims, its silly in this case, but still bad karma! I'd also really appreciate it if you don't reupload my lots without the sims in them, even though they are not the focus of this post, they are still my creations and deserve respect. For those of you who like the houses but don't want the sims, download and install with CleanInstaller, you can yank the sims out of the house that way.

Enjoy!
-Phaenoh

P.S. Leave note? I'll be interested in seeing which one gets downloaded most, is it because the supernatural is harder to get, or because some EPs are more popular?

Additional Credits:
Numenor for the AnyGame,
The writer of the Wiki Tutorial on changing lot thumbnails,
The writer of the Wiki Article on how to safely move sims,
Whiterider for listening to me panic in the chat room about this upload requiring changes that would have killed it entirely, and
MTS2 staff for letting this submission in and because I don't thank them often enough for all the wonderful things they do for us.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
SciFi Starter Families - Servo.rar | Description: Requires OFB 426.2 KB 14,287 29th Feb 2008
SciFi Starter Family Ė Bigfoot.rar | Description: Requires BV 554.3 KB 13,024 29th Feb 2008
SciFi Starter Family Ė Vampire.rar | Description: Requires NL 551.6 KB 17,778 29th Feb 2008
SciFi StarterFamilies - Zombie.rar | Description: Requires UNI 793.3 KB 14,665 29th Feb 2008
SciFi StarterFamily Ė Plantsim.rar | Description: Requires SSN 627.5 KB 13,904 29th Feb 2008
SciFi Starter Families - Alien.rar | Description: BaseGame Compatible 888.1 KB 14,292 1st Mar 2008
SciFi StarterFamily Ė Werewolf.rar | Description: Requires Pets 534.8 KB 16,661 1st Mar 2008
SciFi Starter Family - Witches.rar | Description: Requires Apartment Life 1.00 MB 1,674 15th Sep 2013
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