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#1 Old 17th Mar 2012 at 6:58 PM Last edited by d_dgjdhh : 23rd Mar 2016 at 6:33 AM.
Default NCI Comic Shorts - The Adventures Of Superman (Sims 2 Edition)
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Editorial Notes
Greetings, fellow Simmers. NCI Comics introduces short comic strips from the small adventures of the one and only Superman.
The story begins with Issue 1, and is available for download as a Simlish written transcript, from my game mod's Gaming Magazine replacement.
Other issues wll be introduced as they're produced, though not available as mod replacements. The following comics portray
the events of Clark Kent in dealing with small time crime and other mischievous occurences. Comedy is the intent. Not laugh out loud
comedy, but more from the silly humor that runs rampant throughout The Sims 2 game. So, enjoy these short strips...and don't bother
me too much about making new ones, lol. Also, if you enjoy these comic shorts, you may leave your thanks by clicking the button below.
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#2 Old 18th Mar 2012 at 1:04 AM Last edited by d_dgjdhh : 28th Apr 2015 at 4:59 AM.
Default -------- Issue 1 -------- A Distressed Damsel

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---------------------------- Credits ----------------------------
The Adventures of Superman, Sims 2 Edition, Digital Comic Book Issue 1
Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster. 1938-2015.
This Sims 2 version of Superman created by d_dgjdhh. Year 2011.
Written in 2012. No challenge to ownership implied.
Created for non-commercial personal entertainment.

Scholar
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#3 Old 25th Mar 2012 at 6:27 AM Last edited by d_dgjdhh : 28th Apr 2015 at 4:59 AM.
Default -------- Issue 2 -------- Fountain Suds

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---------------------------- Credits ----------------------------
The Adventures of Superman, Sims 2 Edition, Digital Comic Book Issue 2
Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster. 1938-2015.
This Sims 2 version of Superman created by d_dgjdhh. Year 2011.
Written in 2012. No challenge to ownership implied.
Created for non-commercial personal entertainment.

Test Subject
#4 Old 27th Mar 2012 at 6:52 PM
Dude, this is so incredibly detailed! The comic format is seriously faithful to the whole feel of the Superman fandom, but the best part of this sim story is that the characters are so fleshed out and quirky in a wonderful way!
Seriously, how many hours did it take to do all these comics? They're awesome!
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#5 Old 28th Mar 2012 at 12:09 AM Last edited by d_dgjdhh : 23rd Mar 2016 at 5:29 AM.
Uh, well it's easier than writing full on books, and thankfully because this is The Sims 2, all the character animations are already available. No drawing from scratch so to speak, lol. Same for the scenery settings.

Basically, this is the process and thinking behind the development:

1) Make sure the comic and events can be written in two pages.
2) Make sure there are 19 to 21 frames. No more, no less.
3) Even out the panels with no more than 12 frames a page.
4) Have Superman appear no later than the second page.
5) If Superman appears in the first page, end with Clark Kent in the second half of the last page.

Now as for drawing the frames:
- I draw the frames on paper (rough sketch, using pencil)
- Then I create the frames on Microsoft PowerPoint (to draw blank green frames)
- Then I import the frames into Adobe Photoshop (where I can remove the green spaces, leaving them transparent)

As for the story, I write out a couple of words per frame to describe the action or event (e.g. Clark look at windows, Crime occurs, etc.).

Now the main part. Those buildings and parks...they're usually just facades created in a studio environment. They don't have functions to them, just decorations. About the only thing that would have functions would be Clark's office environment (e.g. the boardroom, his office, his secretary's office). This is the studio lot:



I use the studio lamps to light the scene inside the building in the middle (it's all black walls). This was original a 50x20 lot, but it expanded to 50x40, then later on 50x60, using LotAdjuster.

As for the Sims who come over, I use a bush from simlogical to summon the people I want for the scenes. Then, I cheat and make them selectable. Free will goes off, and I set the scenes using pose boxes from a variety of creators. The sims were already people in my neighborhood, so luckily no new Sims needed to be created.

The writing is pretty much an afterthoguht, since the actions are more important to portray. If I had like 40 pages per book, then yeah, writing out the comic would be longer. The only thing about the writing is that it has to be Sims 2 related, in terms of crime/mischief. Nothing too complicated to impliment in the game.

So how long does this take? That depends. It could take 12 hours or longer for the story actions, if scenes are built using complex objects, or if they're just plain decorative stuff. I don't remember how long it took for Issues 1 and 2.

Check out "The Adventures of Superman" Digital Comic Books for fun with Superman in The Sims 2.
Check out My Website to see my superhero uniform creations for The Sims 2. THANKS!!!
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#6 Old 4th Apr 2012 at 7:29 AM Last edited by d_dgjdhh : 28th Apr 2015 at 5:00 AM.
Default -------- Issue 3 -------- Alarm Picking

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---------------------------- Credits ----------------------------
The Adventures of Superman, Sims 2 Edition, Digital Comic Book Issue 3
Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster. 1938-2015.
This Sims 2 version of Superman created by d_dgjdhh. Year 2011.
Written in 2012. No challenge to ownership implied.
Created for non-commercial personal entertainment.

Test Subject
#7 Old 6th Apr 2012 at 9:29 PM
Nice!

And wow, can I say how the studio lots look awesome? Dang, you make it sound like it's no big deal, but it's one of the awesome examples of game modding effort here. Awesome update as always! Do we get to see a Lex Luthor? Or Clark's old buddy Batman? Can't wait to see the series go on!
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#8 Old 7th Apr 2012 at 6:12 AM
Thanks for the compliments about the studio lot.

As for Lex Luthor and Batman, I have no clue what'll occur. Only time will tell. ^_^

Check out "The Adventures of Superman" Digital Comic Books for fun with Superman in The Sims 2.
Check out My Website to see my superhero uniform creations for The Sims 2. THANKS!!!
Scholar
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#9 Old 15th Apr 2012 at 6:32 AM Last edited by d_dgjdhh : 28th Apr 2015 at 5:02 AM.
Default -------- Issue 4 -------- Lunch Money

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---------------------------- Credits ----------------------------
The Adventures of Superman, Sims 2 Edition, Digital Comic Book Issue 4
Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster. 1938-2015.
This Sims 2 version of Superman created by d_dgjdhh. Year 2011.
Written in 2012. No challenge to ownership implied.
Created for non-commercial personal entertainment.

Scholar
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#10 Old 25th Apr 2012 at 4:26 AM Last edited by d_dgjdhh : 28th Apr 2015 at 5:03 AM.
Default -------- Issue 5 -------- Sidewalk Clean-Up

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---------------------------- Credits ----------------------------
The Adventures of Superman, Sims 2 Edition, Digital Comic Book Issue 5
Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster. 1938-2015.
This Sims 2 version of Superman created by d_dgjdhh. Year 2011.
Written in 2012. No challenge to ownership implied.
Created for non-commercial personal entertainment.

Scholar
Original Poster
#11 Old 5th May 2012 at 5:39 AM Last edited by d_dgjdhh : 28th Apr 2015 at 5:03 AM.
Default -------- Issue 6 -------- Sizzling Hot Dogs

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---------------------------- Credits ----------------------------
The Adventures of Superman, Sims 2 Edition, Digital Comic Book Issue 6
Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster. 1938-2015.
This Sims 2 version of Superman created by d_dgjdhh. Year 2011.
Written in 2012. No challenge to ownership implied.
Created for non-commercial personal entertainment.

Inventor
#12 Old 8th May 2012 at 5:47 PM
I LOVE this....it's so simple yet so profound. Thank you!
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#13 Old 9th May 2012 at 10:01 PM
You're welcome, labellavienna. I have one more story, Issue 7. Then it's gonna be slow in making the comic. The goal is to reach 25 issues, then start a new comic short. Ambitious, and hopefully there'll be some cameos in the later issues.

Check out "The Adventures of Superman" Digital Comic Books for fun with Superman in The Sims 2.
Check out My Website to see my superhero uniform creations for The Sims 2. THANKS!!!
Test Subject
#14 Old 15th May 2012 at 2:59 PM
Sweet! Love those pages, even the cover!
Man, considering the rate of explosive fire whenever sims cook, it's awesomely fitting to make a scenario over how Superman deals with that.
Also, is it just me, but I'm seeing some Smallville philosophy when Superman decided to teach the guy how to cook (and avoid) fires. Seriously good work though. Now I'm wishing Maxis did a superhero expansion pack. :p
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#15 Old 16th May 2012 at 5:10 AM Last edited by d_dgjdhh : 28th Apr 2015 at 5:03 AM.
Default -------- Issue 7 -------- Buzzing Hands

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---------------------------- Credits ----------------------------
The Adventures of Superman, Sims 2 Edition, Digital Comic Book Issue 7
Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster. 1938-2015.
This Sims 2 version of Superman created by d_dgjdhh. Year 2011.
Written in 2012. No challenge to ownership implied.
Created for non-commercial personal entertainment.

Test Subject
#16 Old 23rd May 2012 at 5:46 PM
The plot thickens! Also that supervillain lair looks COOL.
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#17 Old 28th May 2012 at 11:33 PM Last edited by d_dgjdhh : 28th Apr 2015 at 5:07 AM.
Default -------- Issue 8 -------- Grocery Time

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---------------------------- Credits ----------------------------
The Adventures of Superman, Sims 2 Edition, Digital Comic Book Issue 8
Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster. 1938-2015.
This Sims 2 version of Superman created by d_dgjdhh. Year 2011.
Written in 2012. No challenge to ownership implied.
Created for non-commercial personal entertainment.

Banned
#18 Old 30th May 2012 at 6:31 PM
Cool! This is really great.
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#19 Old 10th Jun 2012 at 12:19 AM Last edited by d_dgjdhh : 28th Apr 2015 at 5:07 AM.
Default -------- Issue 9 -------- Ship & Meditation

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---------------------------- Credits ----------------------------
The Adventures of Superman, Sims 2 Edition, Digital Comic Book Issue 9
Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster. 1938-2015.
This Sims 2 version of Superman created by d_dgjdhh. Year 2011.
Written in 2012. No challenge to ownership implied.
Created for non-commercial personal entertainment.

Scholar
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#20 Old 19th Jun 2012 at 8:40 PM Last edited by d_dgjdhh : 28th Apr 2015 at 5:08 AM.
Default -------- Issue 10 ------- Laywers & Monsters

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---------------------------- Credits ----------------------------
The Adventures of Superman, Sims 2 Edition, Digital Comic Book Issue 10
Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster. 1938-2015.
This Sims 2 version of Superman created by d_dgjdhh. Year 2011.
Written in 2012. No challenge to ownership implied.
Created for non-commercial personal entertainment.

Lab Assistant
#21 Old 3rd Jul 2012 at 7:05 PM
I like it! It's really good.

I'm currently have 616 downloads and their all in their little folders.
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#22 Old 20th Aug 2012 at 12:30 AM Last edited by d_dgjdhh : 28th Apr 2015 at 5:09 AM.
Default -------- Issue 11 ------- Lost Toy

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---------------------------- Credits ----------------------------
The Adventures of Superman, Sims 2 Edition, Digital Comic Book Issue 11
Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster. 1938-2015.
This Sims 2 version of Superman created by d_dgjdhh. Year 2011.
Written in 2012. No challenge to ownership implied.
Created for non-commercial personal entertainment.

Scholar
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#23 Old 30th Aug 2012 at 3:14 AM Last edited by d_dgjdhh : 28th Apr 2015 at 5:10 AM.
Default -------- Issue 12 ------- Museum Heist

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---------------------------- Credits ----------------------------
The Adventures of Superman, Sims 2 Edition, Digital Comic Book Issue 12
Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster. 1938-2015.
This Sims 2 version of Superman created by d_dgjdhh. Year 2011.
Written in 2012. No challenge to ownership implied.
Created for non-commercial personal entertainment.

Scholar
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#24 Old 11th Sep 2012 at 1:38 AM Last edited by d_dgjdhh : 28th Apr 2015 at 5:10 AM.
Default -------- Issue 13 ------- Museum Aftermath

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---------------------------- Credits ----------------------------
The Adventures of Superman, Sims 2 Edition, Digital Comic Book Issue 13
Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster. 1938-2015.
This Sims 2 version of Superman created by d_dgjdhh. Year 2011.
Written in 2012. No challenge to ownership implied.
Created for non-commercial personal entertainment.

Scholar
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#25 Old 16th Sep 2012 at 4:28 AM Last edited by d_dgjdhh : 28th Apr 2015 at 5:11 AM.
Default -------- Issue 14 ------- A Jailed Accomplice

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---------------------------- Credits ----------------------------
The Adventures of Superman, Sims 2 Edition, Digital Comic Book Issue 14
Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster. 1938-2015.
This Sims 2 version of Superman created by d_dgjdhh. Year 2011.
Written in 2012. No challenge to ownership implied.
Created for non-commercial personal entertainment.

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