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Picked upload! ~*Eclipse [Dilandau Albatou & Miguel Lavariel] Sims*~*UPDATED*

by Lunar Eclipse Posted 18th Apr 2008 at 10:14 PM - Updated 1st Aug 2008 at 8:31 AM by Lunar Eclipse
60 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.


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Finally!!! These two were due months ago! >_<
Anyways, this is an insane group upload.. with lots and lots of stuff, so let's get started. :D

Some people who watch popular anime from the 1990s might recognize these two. It's Dilandau Albatou, one of the antagonists from the anime "Tenkuu No Escaflowne/The Vision of Escaflowne" and one of his main subordinates, DragonSlayer Miguel Lavariel.

Dilandau has 5 main Dragonslayers, but I made just one because I wanted to upload this sometime this century. I chose Miguel.. because he's so my favourite one. Plus, he's the only one with an official last name, making sim creation more accurate.

The Dragonslayer armour is the traditional outfit for all 5 boys anyways, so if people want to make the rest themselves, the outfit is already complete. :D

Dilandau is my favourite silver-haired pyromaniac and took about a month to complete. Miguel was an additional week or two because his hair was heck-in-a-handbasket to mesh... ^^


So what's special about these Simmies?
Read On!



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New Facial Structures + Genetics



Yes, back to the MS3D facial adjustments used on my Ash Crimson sim!
The 3D models for both faces were imported into MS3D after undergoing as much as humanly possible in bodyshop. Very anime-eque features are nearly impossible to perfect in bodyshop alone.. at least for a freak perfectionist like me. In MS3D the eyes were altered to appear more square and the nose was narrowed and shaped to mimic the famous "Escaflowne" nose. XD (For those familiar with Esca you'll know what I mean about the nose).
Also the jawline was seriously touched up a lot... to make the face narrow along with lower cheek bones. Normally doing this in bodyshop alone causes a malnourished look paired with offensive bulges during smiling animations. I eliminated that.... but it took FOREVER. *cries*

Also, the genetics were programed for toddler to elder. So babies will get all the new pretty genetics. XD

Want to try all this excessive work for yourself?
Read HystericalParoxysm's wonderful post here:

How to 3D Edit Faces (Yes, Really!)

Seriously. This tut is the best thing EVER! :D

All genetics and make-up textures are mine.


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Hair



Oh.. two all new hair styles. :O

The features on the hair are as follows:

Dilandau's Hair - Albatou Flip
-Fully Animated.
-All ages + All genders
-Genetically correct
-Family Linked
-Colour binned

Miguel's Hair - The Lavariel
-Fully Animated.
-All ages
-Genetically correct
-Colour binned
-(Sorry, I think I forgot the family link for this one. If it pleases anyone let me know and I'll adjust that and upload a fixed override).

Also, I apologize. Miguel's hair took a long time because I kept hating on it and fussing over it. So I did not make a female counterpart. If anyone has now died a little inside for lack of Female versions of Miguel let me know and I may try to find some time to do the female refitting!

For the female version of Dilandau's hair, you'll need to grab the extra last rar file!
But the mesh itself is bundled with Dilly.

I don't know if I'll be doing any recolours yet. Feel free to create your own recolours if you like. Just credit me and don't upload to any paysites, yadda yadda...

The hair meshes and textures are my own. Textures digitally painted via photoshop. No photoskinning or ref.


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Outfit


OMG. Crazy outfit.
For the Armour...
It's easier to state what parts I did NOT mesh totally myself. I did not mesh the Sim torso (eg: chest, arms, hands), those parts are just an altered maxis base. Everything else including pants, boots, belt, shoulder plates, collar, lower coat... were meshed out by me from rough drawings.

The boots and shoulder plates are reflective. The gold trim, buttons, and buckles are also reflective.

About the Shoulder Plates:
Sims do not have special bone assignments for hard shoulder plates of this caliber. Because of this.. choosing assignments for these plates was time consuming death! I ended up with a balance between flexible and non-flexible.
Due to the shape however, it was still impossible after 12 hours of testing to get them perfect. At extreme angles like the sim lifting his hand completely vertically or forward crossed you will still find some cutting. But that cannot be helped. Aside from that I'm pretty satisfied.

Outfit Features:

Lord Dilandau's Armour/DragonSlayer Armour:
-Footsteps fixed
-Includes all Morphmods
-Contains 4 Mesh Parts, Body/Body2/Extra/Body_Alpha
-Metallic Parts have reflectivity
-All parts hold Bumpmaps.


Additional Outfits:

I also completed Dilandau's out-of-uniform clothing. It's set for PJs.
I also did his underwear. XD
It's based of the underwear he had in the Escaflowne Movie.
His necklace is relective.

Outfit Features:

Lord Dilandau's PJs:
-Footsteps fixed
-Includes all Morphmods
-Contains Parts body/extra.
-Necklace holds reflectivity.
-Bumpmap Enabled


Gaia Undergarment:
-Footsteps fixed
-Includes all Morphmods
-Contains Parts body/extra.
-Necklace holds reflectivity.
-Bumpmap Enabled


Also, I did ALL morphs for each outfit, INCLUDING pregnancy morphs.
If anyone uses Squige's maternity wear mods found Here:

http://files.sims2graveyard.com/squinge/pregnancy/
http://files.sims2graveyard.com/squinge/pregnancywear/

You can keep the outfits on during any unfortunate alien impregnation.
Maternity flags were set accordingly.

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Accessories


Sword has it's own custom Icon. The Icon appears in-game but not bodyshop.
The sword and crown were meshed from scratch with my own rough drawings. The gold parts on the sword are metallic and reflect in bodyshop and in-game. The crown is fully meshed. The jewel protrudes from the rest of the crown and has it's own seperate reflectivity.


Features:
Dragonslayer Sword:
-Metallic Parts reflect
-Holds Bumpmaps
-Has Custom Icon for thumbnail. Shows up in-game CAS and change appearance mirror options.
-Categorized to work on everyday with Armour.
-Available for Adult Male + Young Adult Male.


Albatou Crown:
-Metallic Parts reflect + Jewel shines.
-Categorized to appear for Everyday/PJs/Workout/Formal.
-Available for Males teen and up.



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Comparitive

Some Actual Official pictures of the characters. Because I'm sure some people want to compare.




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Download Instructions:

All mesh files are included in the respective rars for each character.

Double click the sims2pack to install, then put all remaining files into your downloads folder!

For the female hair if you want it, download the additional hair package. You still need the mesh in the rar with Dilandau however.

Dilly and Miguel SHOULD work in base game! I made all files originally from base game package files only. Hopefully there are no issues. I have OFB installed, but nothing prior. Footsteps for the main outfits are fixed to armoured, which is an OFB addition. I hope this does not cause any conflict for older expansions, I don't think it will, but I could be wrong.


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HIGH POLY COUNT

Dilandau's Hair:
Count=5868

Miguel's Hair:
Count=6658

Dilandau's Armour & Dragonslayer Armour:
Count=5624

PJs:
Count=2326

Underwear:
Count=2064

Crown:
Count=146

DragonSlayer Sword:
Count=1060

Much MUCH apologies. Miguel's hair was initially much lower poly, but I didn't like it and it ended up being higher than I wanted. If you can run my previous "Floreal Fall" hair with Ash Crimson in your game, you should be fine with these meshes, however, I must try to be better next time....

UPDATED FILES: 01/08/08

It has come to my attention, after getting a new videocard, that the bumpmapping on the outfits is messed up! It is not seen on older cards, but is ugly with newer ones!
Especially on the Shoulders!
It is recommended that you replace all outfit files with the new versions I uploaded below! This should fix the mapping.

If you are downloading Dilandau or Miguel for the first time, download and install them first, then override the old outfit files with the updated ones!

Downloading for BV:
I've uploaded new files for Dilandau's Crown and the Sword.
Download these only if you have the "Bon Voyage" Expansion pack!

If you have BV, override the old files with the newer ones below after installing all other files.

If you do this correctly, Dilandau's Crown and the Sword should appear in the custom jewelry/accessory area of BV.

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These sims are by Lunar Eclipse but "Escaflowne", the character "Miguel Lavariel", "Dilandau Albatou", or any associated affiliates are NOT. All rights reserved.
Lunar Eclipse holds no rights to the listed names or terms.



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Custom Content by Me:
- [AlbatouFlip] ~(D.Eclipse)
- [AlbatouFlip] ~(D.Eclipse)
- [Miguel Lavariel] ~(D.Eclipse)
- [Miguel Lavariel] ~(D.Eclipse)
- [Dilandau] ~(D.Eclipse)
- Layerable Mouth Corner ~(D.Eclipse)
- Timeless Lashes (Light) ~(D.Eclipse)
- [Miguel Lavariel] ~(D.Eclipse)
- [DragonSlayerSword] ~(D.Eclipse)
- [Miguel Lavariel] ~(D.Eclipse)
- [The Lavariel] ~(D.Eclipse)
- [DragonSlayer Armour] ~(D.Eclipse)
- Eclipse-[DilandauAlbatou]-CompleteSim
- [Dilandau] ~(D.Eclipse)
- [Dilandau] ~(D.Eclipse)
- [Dilandau] ~(D.Eclipse)
- [Dilandau] ~(D.Eclipse)
- [Dilandau] ~(D.Eclipse)
- [Dilandau] ~(D.Eclipse)
- Layerable Mouth Corner ~(D.Eclipse)
- RightFacialScar ~(D.Eclipse)
- [Albatou Crown] ~(D.Eclipse)
- [DragonSlayerSword] ~(D.Eclipse)
- [Dilandau] ~(D.Eclipse)
- [AlbatouFlip] ~(D.Eclipse)
- [Master Dilandau's Armour] ~(D.Eclipse)

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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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
EclipseDragonSlayerSword_BVversion.rar

Size: 507.1 KB · Downloads: 4,212 · 1st Aug 2008
507.1 KB 4,212 1st Aug 2008
EclipseDilandauCrown_BinnedforBV.rar

Size: 63.6 KB · Downloads: 4,361 · 1st Aug 2008
63.6 KB 4,361 1st Aug 2008
EclipseDSlayerArmour_fixedBMaps_Update300708.rar

Size: 790.9 KB · Downloads: 4,641 · 1st Aug 2008
790.9 KB 4,641 1st Aug 2008
EclipseDilandauOutfits_fixedBMaps_Update300708.rar

Size: 1.20 MB · Downloads: 5,105 · 1st Aug 2008
1.20 MB 5,105 1st Aug 2008
Eclipse-FHair-AlbatouFlip_Silver.rar

Size: 1.78 MB · Downloads: 8,530 · 18th Apr 2008
1.78 MB 8,530 18th Apr 2008
EclipseMTS2-MiguelLavariel_FullSim.rar

Size: 6.35 MB · Downloads: 9,339 · 18th Apr 2008
6.35 MB 9,339 18th Apr 2008
EclipseMTS2-DilandauAlbatou_FullSim.rar

Size: 7.12 MB · Downloads: 10,120 · 18th Apr 2008
7.12 MB 10,120 18th Apr 2008
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Test Subject
#51 Old 29th Oct 2008 at 8:38 PM
This is so awesome! I can't wait to try it out i <3 Dilly-sama and his insanity ^_^*
Test Subject
#52 Old 31st Oct 2008 at 7:19 AM Last edited by LadyVivica : 31st Oct 2008 at 9:07 AM.
I'm having a problem, anytime i mouse over a closet i get "Missing Action String in Table" And his crown and sword disappeared when he moved in, i can't use closets =(

Also it would be great to have the DragonSlayer suit in teen boys cuz the real DragonSlayers were like 16 lol

Thank you so much for your awesome work, i have seen ALOT of Sims 2 work for years and yours are very high quality ^_^lml

Now if you could make a decent Zack Fair my life would be complete lol!

Also there was a comment above that you might look into doing Vampire Knight characters...i totally agree that would be incredible and its really pretty males ^_^*

<3 ya thanks!
Test Subject
#53 Old 16th Nov 2008 at 8:13 AM
truly remarkable artisrty, the detail is spot on perfect, dilly's armor is sooo shiny, fantastic job...i have been looking everywhare for a dilandau sim, and now i found one, thanks ^_^
Test Subject
#54 Old 23rd Dec 2008 at 11:10 PM
<3 I love you and all of your work<3 I can't even download it but you still get a thank you from me because you deserve it. You absolutely deserve it. *hugs*

If it's Courtesyof24; it's courtesy of me!
Test Subject
#55 Old 25th Dec 2008 at 6:52 PM
I love you for making these- they are so amazing!
Scholar
#56 Old 24th Jan 2009 at 12:01 PM
Whow, wait, Dilando was in his undies in the movie!?
.. I haven't watched that thing in, like, 7 yrs and I completely forgot it! (Except for the Heroes and Milerna's looks - she looks so much better in the movie than the anime)

Ah, the skin is pretty and the lips

C-A
Test Subject
#57 Old 8th Nov 2009 at 10:08 AM
That is just too awesome for words. I'm afraid to ask how much time you spent on this project XD A solid performance as always
Test Subject
#58 Old 27th Mar 2010 at 4:49 PM
Wow i really love escaflowne and i have been looking for characters from it for ages! you have made my day, thanks a bunch :D
Test Subject
#59 Old 31st Aug 2010 at 1:23 PM
Oh yes is like a virtual anime
like an original videogame
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#60 Old 28th Dec 2011 at 7:34 AM Last edited by Edorenel : 20th Aug 2012 at 12:06 PM.
Oh wow! This is amazing! Everything in this post is accurate, almost as if you ripped them straight from the Anime itself! I am happy to see this, for this is one of my favourite Animes. It may be an old one...but it is a good one. I recommend it.

Will you be making Allen Schezar and Hitomi Kanzaki? After seeing this post, it doesn't seem right to leave those two out, for they are, in my opinion, the best characters from the show. :3
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#61 Old 6th Jul 2014 at 12:20 PM
Thanks for is hair meshe ^^
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