Friday, February 2, 2018

Around the Sims - Modernline Kitchen (2015) - Repository

In 2006 - Sandy made the Modernline Kitchen as a part of a full house set. You can download the original here - Around the Sims - Modernline Kitchen.

I loved that kitchen because it was nicely modern, and also because the Modernline set was one of my most used sets in Sims 1.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Tutorial - Repository Part 1 - Linking back to EA textures (Simple)

This is the start of a number of tutorials that I'm creating around repositorying things to minimise textures in your game.

WHY have repository:

This is useful to downloaders because

1. It allows you to have things matching in a much more complete way.
2. It minimises the number of textures that you have loaded into graphics memory - reducing the opportunity for pink flashing.
3. Makes it easier to remove some things from the game - don't want that slaved table? remove it, and don't worry about the recolours - you don't need to go searching for them.  Note: if you want to remove a master - don't. Instead go into Simpe, and untick it's catalog sorts in the OBJD segment. Commit, Save. And it's gone from your game, but still retains the recolours for your other pieces.
4. You don't have to have hundred's of recolours in game to match up your sofa pieces with your armchair, etc.

This is useful for creators because:

1. You don't have to recolour all umpteen million pieces to have a matching set.
2. If everything is mapped correctly, you only need to test your recolours on the master object.
3. It allows you to have an expanded set, with less work.

So that's the why: Under the cut - the How