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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!
Enjoy!
-Phae

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

Operating System: Windows Linux Mac OS X
Utility Type: Miscellaneous
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

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
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Sims Icons.rar

Size: 727.7 KB · Downloads: 5,430 · 18th Jul 2008
727.7 KB 5,430 18th Jul 2008
SimGenerators-HTMLpreversion.rar

Size: 384.7 KB · Downloads: 5,479 · 18th Jul 2008
384.7 KB 5,479 18th Jul 2008
Sims 2 Random Aspect Generators.rar

Size: 519.8 KB · Downloads: 9,572 · 18th Jul 2008
519.8 KB 9,572 18th Jul 2008
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Stupid people are stupid
#2 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 9:52 AM
Oh My God! This is awesome!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Test Subject
#3 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 10:05 AM
Excellent - thanks!
Test Subject
#4 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 10:11 AM
Congratulations!!! Many thanks for you whole work.
Field Researcher
#5 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 10:47 AM
love it all! good job and congrats.

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Lab Assistant
#6 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 10:54 AM
Wheeee!

Congrats! Your work has gotten better and better, and this was only one year- so keep up the good work! :D

Lab Assistant
#7 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 10:55 AM
I love it. :] This is great, especially for townies. ;3 Thanks a bunch.

A winner is you.
Mad Poster
#8 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 11:12 AM
This is awesome! Great work-you have come far in a year. Congrats and thanks!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 11:20 AM
Yay congratulations on a wonderful year on MTS2! :D

Thank you for these. I will be using the teen legacy one a lot. Saves me from having to find my small tiny dice on my large messy desk every time. It can be a challenge believe me. I might even use it for spouses as well.

Icons are good too! I can use them for collection files.
Mad Poster
#10 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 11:42 AM
Yes, the icons are spiffy and will be put to good use. Thank you so much for sharing.
Test Subject
#11 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 11:44 AM Last edited by Charamei : 18th Jul 2008 at 11:45 AM. Reason: To remove 'thanks' marker as I accidentally hit the wrong button
Awesome - I've been looking for something like this ever since the Prosprity Randomiser went down. Thanks so much!

I'm finding the family one slightly hard to read, but I'm sure I'll get used to it. It seems to be more to do with having icons instead of words than any actual problem with spacing, size etc.
Scholar
#12 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 12:15 PM
Wow! Amazing!!
...and this tool is pretty awesome too!
Thank you and congrats to you for being acknowledged for the wonderful creator that you are! Thanks,again.

"What we say is good for nothing, if we say nothing for good.".
Test Subject
#13 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 12:30 PM
You are frank, but to be honest, everyone loves to be appreciated. And in your case there are reasons why to appreciate you as a creator. So congratulation and thanks.
Field Researcher
#14 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 12:39 PM
Happy birthday and I’m in awe, lovely programme and nicely designed.
Test Subject
#15 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 12:41 PM
I just started my first proper legacy today so you have no idea how awesome this is for me!
Great Job!
And heres to another year *toast*

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Test Subject
#16 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 12:43 PM
Congratulations!!!Thank you so much for all your hard work and your amazing uploads!This is another awesome tool!Keep up creating
amazing stuff for the Sims!
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 1:55 PM
Thank you for these awesome tools and for the icons, I've put them to use already! :D

Congratulations on being here for a year and for improving so much so quickly. We all appreciate your work, even those members who don't post comments, I'm sure they all appreciate your work very much!

Here's to another great year!



Hopefully The Sims 3 will be easier to mod!

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"The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!" - Coco
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 2:04 PM
Please you writte: "3 identical icons for your AnyGames when one is clearly your Medieval hood, one is a testing ground, and the last is Zombie Apocalpyse?"

It is possible? I can more instaled game (the sims2) on my pc? As 1 game instaled c:/thesims2 and another game with another downloads on c:/Sims2?
Thank for answer, sorry me english...
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 2:24 PM
Thank you so much for these great tools! Thank you also for all your amazing creations, and congratulations!
Field Researcher
#20 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 2:59 PM
Congrats & Thanks for all your hard work

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Field Researcher
#21 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 2:59 PM
Congrats! I love the icons to pieces
Test Subject
#22 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 3:18 PM
Congratulations. And wow. This is awesome. I've been looking for icons like these. :D
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 3:21 PM
Thanks so much for all your hard work, and I hope that you keep offering great advice and creations!!

CONGRATS!
Field Researcher
#24 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 3:24 PM
I just love your work, and have enjoyed seeing you improve over time This program is just going to be so useful to me! Easy to use, read and 'friendly' to. Thanks for a great year, and heres to the next!
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 18th Jul 2008 at 3:52 PM
I've just re-started my medieval 'hood and this will be absolutely perfect!! Thank you so much and congrats on all your accomplishments!!
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