It's been 10 years!!!

Date Posted: 10th Jun 2020 at 8:51 AM

Just looked at my journal. Ten years ago (10!!!) I said I was back to business and working to complete 2 mods where had been in my game for, what appeared at the time, forever.

Well, life took me elsewhere. A lot. But recently I got an opportunity. I have a few more free hours at the moment and decided to put it at modding for TS2 again. Although I was able to redownload all of my published mods, and all of my favourite mods that I used to play with (that's an ongoing effort, I'm still looking for them as I realise what's missing). But those mods I was working on before and didn't get published got lost. Forever. They were not included in my Dropbox account, like the rest of all of my important files (don't ask me why, I thought they were), and they were lost as I moved countries a couple of years ago.

Well, I accepted the fate and decided to just rewrite them from scratch. It's probably for the best. Being totally focused on it now, rather than having written them over a number of years, would probably result in better coding. So there I am, coding three different mods at once, switching from one to the other to keep my interest high.

The first one was published just a few days ago, after having spent an entire week in the moderation queue. I suppose the team was busy lately, maybe at planning that recent upgrade. That mod was totally new. It's just something that always annoyed me about pregnancy in general in the game. I decided to give it a go an spent days researching and trying different bits. At some point, I had rewritten a whole routine to try and replace some of the functionality of the pregnancy controller, only to realise it didn't work and then scrapped it. In the end, it wasn't even that complicated, you only had to know where to look, and it took me forever before I looked there. So there it is, pregnancy is now non intrusive and way more natural. No mum-to-be waking up in the middle of the night just because she suddenly starting to show.

The next one is currently in the moderation queue. I can't believe this one is finally published. It's my biggest mod to date, and it's one of those I was planning on completing 10 years ago. You'll see in a few days when it's approved, but it makes using the toilets feel better. At least to me, you'll tell me what you think of it when it's out.

The next one is about beds. It's going to take a while, if I ever complete it, as there's not much done so far. I remember how much time I've put in testing, because my idea on that one requires a lot of fine tuning of values and a lot of math. And I do remember that I didn't get it quite right at the time and had to remove it from my game to be able to play until the day I would get back to it and fix it. Well, I'll give it another try.

Happy to be back, and nice to see TS2 modding is still quite alive.
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Back at business

Date Posted: 27th Sep 2010 at 2:31 AM

I am happy to tell that I have just got a renewed interest into TS2. I have spent most of my free time during the last few weeks playing the game and downloading new mods/clothing/objects, trying to get back at all that I missed over the several months I have been away, lost into real life issues. Life have been crazy for me actually over the last year or so, and I'm just starting to get a comfortable life again. I will skip the details for now (I might decide to write an essay about that at some time, as those that know me know that I like to type a lot).

Just to make things clear, I have not, and do not intend to, move to TS3. I have stuck with TS2. Do even mention TS3. It just haven't got my attention. As I can see, I am not alone, because there is still a lot of activity on the TS2 side of the site, so as of now I think TS2 is still very alive.

I have started looking back at mods which I had started a long time ago and, for whatever reason, have not made it to MTS yet. Two of those, in particular, have been lying in my Downloads folder forever, and even though they seem to work properly, have not yet been cleaned and documented, so I am going to look into that over the next few days. They will only be uploaded after I have determined they are safe and bug free, so I don't make any promise.

Though I am not accepting requests as is, if you have any idea or suggestion for a mod, please let me know (I gladly accept PMs), and I might decide to just do them.

Happy Simming,
Tom
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Missing Files Fixed - Updates - Current Projects

Date Posted: 15th Mar 2009 at 8:01 AM

I have re-uploaded all missing files, removed old versions (I don't wish to re-upload old, unsupported versions) and updated text descriptions where appropriate.

I might not be spending as much time as I did before on this website, but I still visit regularly, at least 2 or 3 times a week, answering any comments or private messages on the way. Please keep the comments (positive or negative -- as long as it is constructive) coming. I do accept private messages.

I regret to inform you that I won't be taking any requests anymore. I know there are a few people which I accepted requests some time ago and which I never returned. I'm sorry to those, but please consider that I will never return to you.

I am still planning to complete the update to the adult version of my C-Store Career (which primarily consists to write all ten chance cards), but the project is temporarily on hold as other projects and other life issues are taking much of my time currently. As this file is the one I care the most of all those I released on this website, I will definitely return to it and complete it as soon as possible.

I am not currently working on any project which could possibly be released here on MTS2, but I am nevertheless working on some Sims related project right now. This is a long-term project which I don't expect to be released before another month or so. I will probably post a link here when available. I cannot discuss details about the project, as we (another person is part of the project) have decided to keep the thing secret until ready.
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3 new uploads in the moderation queue

Date Posted: 30th Dec 2008 at 11:29 PM

The Cameras been uploaded just a few days ago and they were downloaded more often than the Marriage mod which was uploaded 6 months ago

Last night I uploaded three new files, which are currently in the moderation queue. Those are little mods I have been working on for some time. One of them, Alien abduction, was working for the very beginning, but I was trying to have it to work for teens with InTeen. I haven't figured yet, but I figure a lot of people wanted that one anyway. The two others are age duration hacks, one for Sims and one for pets. Both have been tested for a while and I was now very satisfied. Let me know what you think when they become available.
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Cameras, C-Store and some non sense deblitering

Date Posted: 27th Dec 2008 at 7:52 PM

Although I had tweaked those cameras over a very long period of time, initially just for myself, I recently decided to compile them and distribute them in the hope that someone else would like them as much as I do.

The little yellow star was an unexpected surprise, so much as the attention it received. However I'm listening to your comments, both positive and negative, and I'm already testing different values based on those comments. I have released a couple test versions on the thread for your consideration, and I expect to release an updated version in the next few days.

I had initially thought I would spend my Holidays working on the C-Store update, but since I expect spending more time on those cameras in between the Holiday parties I will probably postpone the C-Store update to the first week of January instead.

Please do not stop the flow of comments on any of my creations, they are all supported and updates will always come as needed. I happily accept private messages.

Happy Holidays to all Simmers!
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C-Store career update

Date Posted: 25th Dec 2008 at 6:22 AM

I have recently updated the teen version with modified hours and all three chance cards.

The adult version is being updated (writing all chance cards) and will be posted soon (possibly before the end of the year).
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