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*100th Upload and 1st Year Creator Anniversary* Sims Random Aspect Generators

by Phaenoh Posted 18th Jul 2008 at 8:12 AM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 3:29 PM by Nysha
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HURRAY!!! (we are celebrating with this post!) Today marks one full year that I have been a creator AND its conveniently my 100th upload.

Today is special to me because I can look back and see how much I've grown as a creator. My very first upload was a Bodyshop Copy and it was the most basic thing I can think of. Since then I have learned how to make textures for clothes that don't suck (believe me, my first attempts at recoloring the af Tracksuit were AWFUL) to my first dabbling with SimPE for my first clothing mod. Next came learning how to make decent looking realistic walls and my first attempts with object meshing. Those were both learned on the spot in MTS2's first creator challenge and I did well enough that I was our first winner as well.

For my next trick I figured out how to make default replacement textures for clothing and ran with that for a while. Next I got myself a copy of SC4 and figured out how to make a neighborhood terrain. That needed houses so I got busy with my Nana Series. Next came another creator challenge and I set myself to the task of learning to make both a hair mesh and a clothes mesh. Then keeping with genetics I tackled a huge eye set. Then Halloween rolled around and I had some fun with that. Then another creator challenge and I tackled creating a custom career.

To further round out my portfolio I through in a CAS Screen and some terrain paint. Then I decided I needed some more houses in my neighborhood and ended up getting Featured for my Katrina Cottages. I was speechless for days about that one. Then winter hits and I churn out another contest entry, this time a custom swing. Swings are the single most complicated thing I've ever run into, I stand in awe still of anyone who understand BHAVs.

Then I took up my Milkshape and started making conversion meshes, I learned quite a few things about the importance of aligning normals to be sure! Next up my OCD compelled me to do something about the disorderly state in which the Buy Mode and Clothing Catalogs were in and those two mods are my most popular downloads to date. Some more contests and miscellaneous mods and suddenly I'm asked to join MTS2 staff. As that had been my dream since the first day I cowered in phear of the mods in #create I said yes as fast as I could. Now slightly more than a month later, I'm celebrating my 100th upload and my 1st year as a Sims 2 Custom Content Creator. How's that for a year?

OK, so all that aside, what goodies did I bring to the party? Well, not to disappoint or anything, but there is nothing in this post that you can use in your game. I (with some help from my dad) have written two programs that will randomly generate sim aspects for you. What's the purpose you ask? Well, during my stint in starting up Medieval Veronaville (nothing much has happened there lately, rl to busy) I've had to create random families. First I had to roll a dice to see how many families I needed to create, then roll again to see how many sims would be in the first family. Then roll once for each sim for their age, gender, aspiration, and zodiac sign. Repeat per sim per family. As you can probably guess without getting out your calculator, that is an AWFUL lot of dice rolling. And don't forget to keep track of all those rolls and what each one was for. Lordy thats a lot! So, why not instead, use this spiffy program I've created that does all that for you in one click with nice easy to understand pictures? YAY! I have two versions of each program available, the official copy that was coded in Visual Basic and is complete with custom icons and an installer (yes, it writes to your reg files, but it also uninstalls completely) or the version that I coded in Javascript that will run in your web browser. To run that just open the .html file with a web brower (IE, Firefox, Safari) This version doesn't work nearly as well as the official version because, quite frankly, I'm not a computer programmer and my dad is!

The second program is for when a teen grows up. In the Legacy challenge you are supposed to roll for their aspiration but I believe you still get to pick their turn ons and turn offs. I've written a program that will random an aspiration, two turn ons and a turn off. In the official VB version the turn ons and turn offs are customizable based on the Expansion Packs you say you have. (Phae isn't that spiffy at Javascript to be able to pull that off, sorry!)

The last goodie I have for you today is a set of icons. What are they useful for? Well if you plan on writing your own sims program and need an icon for it, then its useful. What if you are tired of seeing 3 identical icons for your AnyGames when one is clearly your Medieval hood, one is a testing ground, and the last is Zombie Apocalpyse? Well, right click on their properties and tell it to change the icon. (The zombie turnon icon works quite nicely for the Apocalypse Challenge AnyGame) What if you are just so sims obsessed you'd like to change ALL your desktop icons into sims graphics. Well, thats a bit over the top, but YOU CAN DO IT!

Here's to another great year of creating at MTS2!

P.S. I hope you all now by now that I LOVE READING COMMENTS! Leave a note, (pretend its a birthday party!)

Additional Credits:
HP, Tig, fanseelamb, whiterider, Delphy, plasticbox, Echo, Canoodle, Lethe_s, Numenor, wes_h, Carmee_kitty, wndy_26, Sophie-David, Fresh-Prince, and all the other wonderful creators and friends who've welcomed me here at MTS2 and made this the best year my sims and I have ever had. THANK YOU ALL!!! <3

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Utility Type: Miscellaneous
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Lab Assistant
#101 Old 16th Dec 2008 at 2:34 AM
Just wanted to let you know that I use this all the freaking time. I have the HTML versions as I'm on a Mac (thank you SO much for including those! <3) and use the Grow Up generator on pretty much every Sim I play as, if I don't, I will always go for Knowlege aspiration. The family generator comes in very handy for Townie creation even if one doesn't play many challenges.

This is one of my favourite downloads and definitely one of my most-used ones. Thanks again! 8D
Test Subject
#102 Old 5th Jan 2009 at 7:44 PM
Wow, looks impressive (but what is it) and I'm confused by legacies... And medieval 'hoods... I'm like 12 and a I never new you could customize TS2 until like 3 days before Dec '08, LOL! So I'd never heard of legacies. Lol, any help? Please and Phaenoh I LOVE your other creations which don't confuse my small but creative brain. CONGRATS

Tiff :)
Test Subject
#103 Old 7th Jan 2009 at 10:01 PM
I'm in love with this! Thank you SO much! :D
Test Subject
#104 Old 12th Jan 2009 at 4:32 AM
the legacy is a contest some people try the rules at
Field Researcher
#105 Old 28th Jan 2009 at 10:24 PM
Neat thanks for sharing.
Lab Assistant
#106 Old 29th Jan 2009 at 1:12 AM
Oh Em... Cheeessseee!!!!
Test Subject
#107 Old 6th Feb 2009 at 12:55 PM
These are so cool! Thank you so much. I was really getting tired of rolling dice.
Test Subject
#108 Old 14th Feb 2009 at 6:25 AM
Congrats, Phaenoh and thanks for all the neat stuff!

I don't want to sound like a noob...but what's an AnyGame?
#109 Old 23rd Feb 2009 at 5:18 PM
"what's an AnyGame?"

Check out Numenor`s AnyGameStarter.

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Test Subject
#110 Old 7th Mar 2009 at 9:48 AM Last edited by beckey12 : 7th Mar 2009 at 9:50 AM. Reason: Grammer
Well Done another Great download Phaenoh! When I found your Tiny Tikes set I was so curious to see what other great stuff you have! Its all perfect! Too bad I only have base game... But you have done well to let base game players have a number of objects. Thanks :p
Field Researcher
#111 Old 15th Mar 2009 at 11:00 PM
I'm gonna do exactly what you said,change all my desktop icons to your sim icons!Yay! :D

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Things are better if I stay.
So long and goodnight,so long and goodnight."-Helena,My Chemical Romance
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Field Researcher
#112 Old 5th Jun 2009 at 10:16 AM
Test Subject
#113 Old 1st Jul 2009 at 5:05 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! *Throws blue and green streamers and confetti* Do you want chocolate cake or vanilla? This is amazing, wow. This will really help when I start to get bored with the game. Do you like balloons? I have some. This is a fun party!
Test Subject
#114 Old 5th Aug 2009 at 11:08 AM
Wow! I really love this. I always find myself creating the perfect family and choosing turn ons and turn offs that will be helpful later on. This will hopefully make my game a little more interesting. Thanks!
Field Researcher
#115 Old 12th Sep 2009 at 5:09 AM
cute! interface looks nice, and this should be handy for use lazy people
Forum Resident
#116 Old 27th Sep 2009 at 6:50 AM
OMG! No more rolling a dice when my children age up! Woo hoo! And the icons will come in handy, too. Many thanks!
Test Subject
#117 Old 26th Oct 2009 at 11:18 AM
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday to you!
Happy birthday dear Phaenoh!
Happy birthday to you!!
Congrats! Where did you learn to do all that awesome stuff? Could you tell me? Cause I would love to do the stuff you do but I'm not very good.
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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Original Poster
#118 Old 26th Oct 2009 at 4:54 PM
I learned to do everything all right here at MTS. We have the best selection of resources here to teach you anything you want to learn.
Test Subject
#119 Old 29th Dec 2009 at 12:16 PM
Thank you so much - this is awesome, just what I needed for my Legacy family!
Lab Assistant
#120 Old 13th Feb 2010 at 2:57 AM
I am so changing all my desktop icons now Thanks!!
Lab Assistant
#121 Old 17th Feb 2010 at 3:49 AM
This is the most amazing way of creating new sims I've ever seen. It'll be a great help in all my 'hoods!
Test Subject
#122 Old 11th Nov 2010 at 8:13 AM
Wow....that's amazing! Congrats.
#123 Old 9th May 2011 at 6:15 PM
The one for teens is constantly in use on my computer, both as it's originally designed and to choose a secondary aspiration for any sim

Heartily recommend these programs for anyone doing legacies or who simply want a touch of randomness in their game. You've spiced up my sims' lives for the better! Thanks.
Test Subject
#124 Old 24th Oct 2011 at 7:48 PM
It's great! The only problem for me, is with the random family generator, because it doesn't make sure that at least one adult/elder is in the household. Sometimes it generates a family of one child and one teen if you see what I mean. And they won't let me save a family like that...
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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Original Poster
#125 Old 25th Oct 2011 at 2:11 AM
... so roll again?
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