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Once Upon a Blue Moon Set

by bluetexasbonnie Posted 9th Feb 2008 at 6:03 AM - Updated 18th May 2009 at 6:00 AM by bluetexasbonnie
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This is a new mesh recolour, and means that you will need to download the particular mesh itself in order for this to show up in your game. See the Meshes Needed section or read the text for more information.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
This download is part of the SciFi Creator Challenge
If you are interested in my lot that started all of this, it is available at The Sorceress and Company, http://www.thesorceressandcompany.com/.




For all you Sci-Fi builders and decorators out there -- here are some build and decorate things to make a Blue Moon neighborhood that is on the Sim-i-verse list of Who's Who and Who's Blue.

Almost everything in this set is basegame compatible. I believe that the sofa sectional recolor and the large Two Dogs & an Olive painting recolors are the only things that requires NightLife.

010 -- The Neighborhood.
This is a modification of Qwinsepia's Waterworld terrain replacer http://hideki.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=169909. This requires at least one EP.

Extract this file to your downloads folder and then any neighborhood with the "Dirt" terrain will have this terrain substituted instead of the ugly brown grass. The big picture is a lot view, the small inserts are Patul's Lebos Island, http://hideki.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=168975 and Strangetown. I tried this with a lot of neighborhoods and IMO it generally looks best in smaller, custom neighborhoods with a variety of elevations.

Delete from downloads to get the Maxis look back. You can only have one terrain modifier open in your downloads folder at a time.

A special thanks to Rowenaenchantress, http://hideki.modthesims2.com/member.php?u=168235 who helped get me started on how to modify Qwinsepia's file. And an extra big Thanks to Qwinsepia who was the genius behind this. It is really her hard work & know-how that made this possible. All I did was substitute in some pretty pictures.

020 -- The Terrains.
I made many of these unique seamless terrains from actual pictures of mineral specimens. (Making a nice, seamless texture out of a picture of a pretty rock was a lot harder than I thought -- but all you folks who make seamless textures, already knew that, didn't you?) Others came from Pixelperfect, http://www.pixelperfectdigital.com/...ery.php/cat/603. IMO, they are both realistic and alien.

Because of the detail involved, I used fairly large texture files. I do not believe these will work for Mac users. Sorry.

030 -- Plants, Rocks and Stuff
You don't expect to find your Grandma Maxis same old tired trees and bushes on the Blue Moon do you? Well I sure don't, so here are a few things to make your garden special.



My favorite Maxis tree is the basegame willow -- and here are 4 recolors that coordinate and contrast with the Blue Moon terrain - the very full peacock tree, the drapey blue fern tree, the spring time peach blossom tree and the barely there, wispy peacock feather tree.

Lethe_S made the catapillar forest for the fantasy theme -- and Sci Fi is fantasy using technology rather than magic -- what better set to grace your Blue Moon Garden. I must admit that I am particularly partial to those electric blue mushrooms! Download mesh here:
http://freya.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=259850

Rocks are the perfect acessory for gardens -- and you would expect some rocks of a different color on the Blue Moon. Macarossi has the rocks and I have the different colors. Get the meshes PagodaRocks_Pond_Collection_2007, PondBorderStones_macarossi_PondCollection2007, and
waterfall_baseGameWith_Sound_PondCollection2007 here:
http://freya.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=237912. The rocks and waterfall come in 5 Sci-Fi Terrain coordinating colors.

040 - Windows, Floor trim, walls & floors.
When I think futuristic building, Iimmediately think of Numenor's wall-window set, http://hideki.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=70222.

The set of wall-window recolors includes an electric blue that matches Olemantiker's tube fence,
http://www.insimenator.net/showthread.php?t=36159, a blue-brown patterned art glass, solid rock wall and 7 variously shaped windows in rock wall. Download the mesh here:
http://hideki.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=70222. The rock wallwindows take their stone pattern from several of the rock wallpaints below. You can see most of them in the opening shot.

Have you ever noticed how ugly the exposed edge of a floor tile is? Here are some Pixelhate-Numenor wall poster recolors that can be used to cover that ugly edge. These match the trim on the rock walls below.

Download the mesh here: http://hideki.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=242442



On a colony planet, they would initially build out of native materials -- rock and partially processed rock. I personally dislike the look of 'uniform' rock walls, so I made a huge set of rock walls. It consists of 2 sets (A-D and E-H) of 4-wall seamless rock paints. Each set of 4 is also seamless top & bottom with the other set of 4. On the A thru D set there are two polished stone trim variations -- plain and star. There is an additional 'polished stone' wall that matches the trim. It works great for accenting walls with windows or doors. I know, it is overkill for most builders, but there are a few (you know who you are) who share my passion for variety.

There are two polished stone floors, and two colored-patterned rock 5-tile floors -- beautifully seamless & richly hued. To wrap up the series, there is a light colored tile floor whose colors coordinate nicely with all the other parts of this set.

Finally, there is a series of deceptively simple looking interior walls. When you have them in game, take a close look at the rich, varied tones that give them a deep, realistic look.

050 - Decorator items.



You wouldn't expect to find the same old tired Maxis art on the Blue Moon -- so here are some recolors of The Lady in Red, Two Dogs & an Olive, The chimes, and rare recolors of the Korean Keumongo. On earth, you would have a Maxis potted fig -- on the BlueMoon, you can have a potted peacock tree. A few more Pixelhate Poster recolors round out the set. There are two Pixelhate space-scapes (not pictured in art image, but you can see one in the furniture pic) which are lightly translucent. I used them as view screens in a control room.

060 - The furniture



An assortment of Maxis recolors to get your decorating started. The Nightlife sectional sofa is warm and inviting in a plush dawn-fawn color. Pair it with the loft bookcase -- either in a matching fawn-dawn color or a contrasting soft blue. The outdoor chess set is available in a deeper fawn color, a blue-moon bornite rock and a highly reflective blue-green peacock color. The egg chairs come in fawn, deep blue and a translucent blue.

You can fully equip your kitchen with the blue counters and matching appliances-stove, refrigerator, dishwasher & trash compactor. The lights and table in the picture are by Olemantiker.

edit 5/16/2009: http://www.insimenator.net/forumdisplay.php?f=199.
Olemantiker's set can now be found at Male Order Bride




You are welcome to include these recolors in your lots. At the time of this posting, the referenced custom meshes were allowed to be included in lots. Creators do change their policies occassionally, so be sure to read them and adhere to the policy in effect at the time of your use.




Custom Content by Me:
- BlueMoon dirt terrain replacement
- RoseQuartz
- Beusite
- Bistrite
- Sci Fi 161
- Sci Fi 302
- BTB-SciFi-Lumpy-1
- Zinkenite
- Sci Fi 165
- Dull Bornite
- Biotite
- Titanite
- Biphosphammite
- Sci Fi 12
- Barite
- Sci Fi 86
- Bornite
- SciFi Dull Rock
- Lethe_S Mushroom Recolor
- Lethe_S Mushroom Recolor
- Lethe_S Mushroom Recolor
- Lethe_S Catapillar Forest Recolor
- Lethe_S Catapillar Forest Recolor
- Lethe_S Catapillar Forest Recolor
- Lethe_S Catapillar Forest Recolor
- Lethe_S Catapillar Forest Recolor
- Lethe_S Catapillar Forest Recolor
- Lethe_S Catapillar Forest Recolor
- Macarossi Pagoda Rock Recolor
- Macarossi Pagoda Rock Recolor
- Macarossi Pagoda Rock Recolor
- Macarossi Pagoda Rock Recolor
- Macarossi Pagoda Rock Recolor
- Macarossi Pond Stones Recolor
- Macarossi Pond Stones Recolor
- Macarossi Pond Stones Recolor
- Macarossi Pond Stones Recolor
- Macarossi Pond Stones Recolor
- Macarossi Waterfall Recolor
- Macarossi Waterfall Recolor
- Macarossi Waterfall Recolor
- Macarossi Waterfall Recolor
- Macarossi Waterfall Recolor
- Maxis Willow Recolor
- Maxis Willow Recolor
- Maxis Willow Recolor
- Maxis Willow Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Numenor Wall Window Recolor
- Pixelhate Poster Recolor
- Pixelhate Poster Recolor
- Sci-Fi Stone G
- Sci-Fi Stone D - Star Trim
- Sci-Fi Stone D
- Sci-Fi Stone G
- Sci-Fi Stone G
- Sci Fi Light Plain
- Sci-Fi Stone H
- Sci-Fi Stone A - Star Trim
- Sci-Fi Stone B - Star trim
- Sci-Fi Stone F
- Sci-Fi Stone D-Trim
- Sci-Fi Stone B
- Sci-Fi Stone A - trim
- Sci-Fi Stone B-Trim
- Sci Fi Light Star Trim
- Sci-Fi Stone C
- Sci-Fi Stone A
- Sci-Fi Stone C-Star Trim
- Sci-Fi Polished Stone-Plain
- Polished Stone - Star Trim
- Sci Fi Polished Rock - diamond Trim
- Sci Fi Rock 2
- Sci Fi Rock Floor - plain
- Sci Fi Magic Crystal
- Sci Fi Light Brick
- Sci Fi Interior-10
- Sci Fi Crystal 1
- Sci-Fi Interior 6
- Sci-Fi Interior 7
- Sci Fi Crystal 2
- Sci Fi Interior 11
- Maxis Fig Recolor
- Maxis Keumongo Recolor
- Maxis Keumongo Recolor
- Maxis Lady in Red Recolor
- Maxis Lady in Red Recolor
- Maxis Lady in Red Recolor
- Maxis Lady in Red Recolor
- Maxis Lady in Red Recolor
- Maxis Lady in Red Recolor
- Maxis Chime Recolor
- Maxis Chime Recolor
- Maxis Chime Recolor
- Maxis NightLife Painting Recolor
- Maxis NightLife Painting Recolor
- Maxis NightLife Painting Recolor
- Maxis NightLife Painting Recolor
- Maxis NightLife Painting Recolor
- Maxis NightLife Painting Recolor
- Maxis Dishwasher Recolor
- Maxis Stove Recolor
- Maxis Stove Recolor
- Maxis Stove Recolor
- Maxis Chess Recolor
- Maxis Chess Recolor
- Maxis Chess Recolor
- Maxis Eggchair recolor
- Maxis Eggchair recolor
- Maxis Eggchair recolor
- Maxis Eggchair recolor
- Maxis Eggchair recolor
- Maxis Eggchair recolor
- Maxis Refrig recolor
- Maxis Refrig recolor
- Maxis Loft Bookcase Recolor
- Maxis Loft Bookcase Recolor
- Maxis Loft Bookcase Recolor
- Maxis Loft Bookcase Recolor
- Maxis Island recolor
- Maxis Trash Compactor Recolor
- Maxis Wall TV recolor

Additional Credits:
Qwinsepia Terrain Replacements: http://hideki.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=169909

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

Sims 2 Nightlife
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060-BTB-Maxis Furnishings Sci-Fi.rar

Size: 1.38 MB · Downloads: 7,513 · 9th Feb 2008
1.38 MB 7,513 9th Feb 2008
050-BTB-Decorator_Art.rar

Size: 1.63 MB · Downloads: 7,879 · 9th Feb 2008
1.63 MB 7,879 9th Feb 2008
040-BTB-Sci-Fi Build.rar

Size: 2.22 MB · Downloads: 8,180 · 9th Feb 2008
2.22 MB 8,180 9th Feb 2008
030-BTB-BlueMoon_Plants_and_Rocks.rar

Size: 4.53 MB · Downloads: 8,610 · 9th Feb 2008
4.53 MB 8,610 9th Feb 2008
020-BTB-Sci-Fi Terrains.rar

Size: 2.68 MB · Downloads: 7,420 · 9th Feb 2008
2.68 MB 7,420 9th Feb 2008
010-BlueMoonTerrainModifier.rar

Size: 650.6 KB · Downloads: 7,650 · 9th Feb 2008
650.6 KB 7,650 9th Feb 2008
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Test Subject
#2 Old 19th Feb 2008 at 2:50 PM
Cool! Thanks so much! This will be great for building a Sci-Fi neighborhood.
Test Subject
#3 Old 19th Feb 2008 at 3:34 PM
Great job.
Test Subject
#4 Old 19th Feb 2008 at 4:53 PM
my jaws dropped on the floor all i can say is ... WOW!

I GOT A JOB .. IM A SUCKER FOR DOWNLOADS HEHE :D
Alchemist
#5 Old 19th Feb 2008 at 5:05 PM
Overwhelming! Thanks,
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 19th Feb 2008 at 7:41 PM
Wow! I love this. I feel so honoured... I'm not sure I even helped at all!
Anyway, great job on all these!

My medieval legacy: Rowena's Sims
Test Subject
#7 Old 19th Feb 2008 at 7:49 PM
Beautiful work! It looks amazing
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 19th Feb 2008 at 7:53 PM
Wow. Incredible work!
Field Researcher
#9 Old 19th Feb 2008 at 9:54 PM
This is another planet for sure. You are magic. Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 19th Feb 2008 at 10:18 PM Last edited by tanner1002 : 19th Feb 2008 at 10:19 PM. Reason: -
Thank You !!!

Resistance is Futile
Field Researcher
#11 Old 20th Feb 2008 at 1:16 AM
I'm in love! thank you a million times, now i'm off to build a new planet!

You're lying to Sam like he's your wife. Which kinda makes me your mistress.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 20th Feb 2008 at 2:13 PM
Bonnie, what an amazing and big project it has become It looks great, you are so good in recoloring, i'm in awe. I love the peacock tree and plant You have done an awesome job and i wish you lots of luck in the contest
Alchemist
#13 Old 20th Feb 2008 at 2:50 PM
Bonnie, your entry is stunning and I didn't realized how much work you put into it, apart the lot itself - which looks a very beautiful place where the colonizing sims can live. I'm also surprized how much alien a peacock texture can be! This Blue Moon planet is to my taste Kiss and good luck for the contest
Test Subject
#14 Old 20th Feb 2008 at 5:09 PM
Wow!!! That house is amazing!! You have quite a talent!!

.:Embrace the pain behind my lips:.
Scholar
#15 Old 20th Feb 2008 at 10:34 PM
THE DREAM SET for builders, pampered with love in every details, overflowing with poetry, imaginative and appealing, luxuriant and profuse, full of art and artful . Looking at the pictures is already travelling elsewhere. Sky isn't the limit : Blue Moon is the destination.
I want to go and live on that planet !

Understand Material definition-TXMT and customize the look of your objects ! This way

"The longer something exists in this world, the more wear and tear it will have."
Scholar
#16 Old 21st Feb 2008 at 8:37 AM
I'm in awe. I had just downloaded your haunted mansion. You're just a genius, that's all there is to it. And danged persistent, too--I can't imagine how much work and testing went into making the things you make and this set in particular. Thanks ever so much for making the game more interesting!

What if one little pop could open a world of wonder
So sensory, so satisfying. It's the magic Friskies makes happen every day in so many ways
Friskies, feed the senses. Cat sez eff that, gimme cheezburgers.
Field Researcher
#17 Old 22nd Feb 2008 at 2:55 AM
Bonnie, thank you so much for sharing this wonderful vision (and all your hard work) with us. Best wishes with the contest.
Top Secret Researcher
Original Poster
#18 Old 22nd Feb 2008 at 3:15 AM
Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement. I'd love to get a glimpse of how you used these things. I

Retired from the Sims world. Please continue to enjoy my creations. Thank you to everyone who helped -- by either giving me the tools and knowledge to create or by encouraging me & downloading my creations. The Sims community is the BEST!
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 22nd Feb 2008 at 10:54 PM
Thank you for this! ^_^

coming to you directly from the mothership/make my funk the p.funk
Theorist
#20 Old 22nd Feb 2008 at 11:41 PM
Wow, I'm blown away! This is so beautiful, detailed, highly imaginative and professionally executed! Of all the wonderful items in this set I think the blue chimes have currently captured my imagination, but we are greatly spoiled for choice. This has to be one of the finalists for sure. All the best!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 23rd Feb 2008 at 2:45 AM
Whoa Bonnie! I can't possibly say it any better than Pixelhate, so I'll just say "yeah - like Pixelhate said!"
Test Subject
#22 Old 26th Feb 2008 at 8:54 PM
This is absolutely amazing! Just what my galaxy needs :D
Instructor
#23 Old 3rd Mar 2008 at 11:41 AM
Oh wow. This is beautiful!
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 9th Mar 2008 at 6:44 AM
That looks really good! Its superDduper kewl

meow.
Test Subject
#25 Old 10th Mar 2008 at 11:08 PM Last edited by silver514 : 10th Mar 2008 at 11:10 PM. Reason: tipo
I have downloaded a few sets and this comes in second out of 10!
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