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Just to keep you all informed, I have been quite busy reorganizing my pattern collection. I have discovered that it is actually a lot more extensive than I had thought. I'm in the process of downloading TheSims2 Ultimate Collection, having uninstalled Sims4 to correct a glitch between package files and my PSP program.

Once Sims2 is installed, then I am going to re-install Sims4 and see if my problem has gotten resolved.

I am hoping that the re-installation of Sims4 can be completed by this coming weekend. Then I hope to resume uploading content for both games.

However, with regards to Sims4, I will only upload EA content and NOT any creator content.

Most of the creators for Sims4 have a TOU that states you are not allowed to upload their mesh with your recolours. Some TOU's even do not allow you to recolour the item at all. What does one do if they like the mesh but the colour choices leave a great deal to be desired? Oh c'mon, we have all come across a wonderfully designed mesh but wouldn't use that particular pattern to dust our coffee table with....Personally I find that kind of TOU simply too restrictive. Any recolour of any mesh is a sincere compliment to the original creator because you actually have to really love that mesh to want to put in the work and thought and time to recolour it. A different pattern or a different texture can really have an effect on some clothing.

Affinity has a policy of including the mesh in with the recolours to make things easier for our members. I personally will not send our members hither and yon in search of meshes that have a habit of disappearing after a time. It is frustrating and time consuming. I have always given credit to the original mesh and creator. In fact I have *fangirled* several creators that just make me swoon with their fabulous creations.

Anyone that knows me knows that I only recolour things I am deeply enamored with. Certainly all of my recolours have been my way of honouring the original creator in the case of ALL recolours I have done for Sims2. It's also been my belief that once you download anything that I recoloured it then belongs to you, the downloader. If you like it but want to embellish it, tweak it or even add something to it, then by all means feel free to do so. I'm tickled pink if you have something I recoloured in your game. Even after all this time it still gives me a thrill when something I've done is downloaded.

I have hundreds of CC for Sims4 but due to the restrictive TOU's I cannot share them. I will do private recolours within my area of capability if I am sent PM's requesting them, but I cannot post them for general downloads and for that I am truly sorry.

At the end of the day this is really just a game we play for whatever reasons we choose to play. Anything that is made to enhance our play is a bonus. For people like me who cannot quite grasp all the intricacies of creating, then recolouring can give us immense satisfaction and a real sense of achievement. In fact I prefer to recolour rather than play the games. When experimenting with different patterns, and combinations of patterns I feel like I can change an everyday dress into a garden party type dress. Sometimes it even works that different textures can change an everyday dress into an alluring evening dress. You can add a shiny belt or a jewelled belt and get a totally different outcome. I've used embroidered images I found on the internet that I put on pillows to make them unique. The fact is design possibilities are endless and only restricted by one's own unique taste. That's what makes this so much fun for me.

Thanks to Rebecah for taking me under her wing and teaching me to recolour I can finally give back to a community that has given me so much enjoyment.

I have had some health issues and some family issues that have had an unwanted affect on the time I have had to make things to upload but with the prayers from my Affinity Family and with God's grace most of those issues have been resolved. I still have a very demanding dog that needs my time and attention but in the last year and a half, we have gone from a 5 cat household to a one cat household and those passings have left me bereft at times.

And now for a wee bit of comic relief....I don't pay any attention to my birthday or my age and someone asked me recently how old I would be this year. To my utter shock I had no idea, so out came the calculator (I never was any good at math) :o I'm 58, I'll be 59 this September and then the BIG OLE 60 next year. Seriously I didn't think I was that old....:slapLaugh: because I almost said I was 54 or 55.

The not being good at math is no joke, I failed it my senior year in high school and by failed, I mean miserably failed! And yet I worked in the banking industry for 23 years and was very good at my job. Go figure.....:hmm:

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I'm getting there, slowly but surely. These are the final 3 outfits I am working on before I transfer the necessary files to my desktop so I can take pictures.

 

 

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The first one is From RentedSpace and is for female adults only, the second one is from RentedSpace as well, but is for female adults and teens and the third one is from DeeDee Sims and is a teen female outfit. Naturally I will also enable the adult outfits for elders. Normally I don't recolour such short dresses for teens, but this one is just so cute, I had to.

My only problem with my progress is Pip, my cat. He's taken to sitting on my desk and either rests his head on my right hand, or tries to sleep on the mouse. He's killed one mouse, it sticks instead of clicks. So now I have to switch my remaining mouse between the laptop and the desktop, and NO I do not use that stupid scroll pad thingie on my laptop. I hate that thing. :smiley:

 

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:up4: Oh by the way, I found out that if I add the alpha files sized 1024 X1024 for the outfits that I made before installing the Ultimate collection. I don't have to redo any of those outfits. I am so glad I am a Virgo cause I never toss the files that I export, so I have all the necessary files I need. I just replace all the 512 sizes in the projects folder with 1024 sizes, the outfit gets made and it's good to go. I know because I tested a few of them in my game on my desktop. All I need now is some drama free time and I'll have lots of new outfits.

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Just a lil teaser. Jake got me up at 3am as usual and I didn't go right back to bed like I should have. Skell made the cutest sailor dress for our little girls and I just happened to have some nautical patterns. :grin:

fakepeeps at MTS made a darling school dress for our little girls and of course I'm experimenting. ` The first picture is the original creations.

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This next picture is me experimenting to see if co-ordinating patterns will look ok on the school dress. I thought the anchor patterns were really cute on the sailor dress.

 

 

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 A sneak peek into what's happening in my Body Shop   :loveblow:

 

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I've had the 3t3 FifthAvenue Suit for a really long time and as you can see I like to have the top part different from the bottom part.

I've managed to find quite a few co-ordinating patterns that suit these kinds of outfits nicely.

I'm not really liking the teen' pattern I used but that can be quickly fixed. I always make a test outfit to see if I have all the bases covered.

There is nothing worse for me than having an outfit with white pixels here and there cause I wasn't paying close enough attention.

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MAJOR PROBLEM!!!! I cannot open my desktop.....now I have no idea when it can even get fixed. It was my plan to transfer my finished clothing projects to my desktop and take the pictures on it because the way the Sims2 Ultimate Collection Body Shop shows on my laptop makes it impossible to take my pictures.

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On 9/1/2017 at 3:38 PM, gayars said:

Oh no!

 

What is the problem with the bodyshop?

I'll show you a picture....:oops: It's not bodyshop, it's when I go in the game to the  *make a family*  that the pictures are messed up.

 

 

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I've downloaded a *Posebox*, something I've never used before and I'm going to try that out. It does mean I have to make a family and put it into a house...

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I have been really busy and also focused. I've been in body shop completing outfits and then in-game taking pictures. I had forgotten that I always make my adult outfits elder enabled and didn't have the *Wardrobe Wrangler*, so I had to get that. So far I have 15 outfits completed in the body shop folder and am in the process of taking pictures. Then I have 24 outfits completed in PSP-Pro9 (my paint program) that have to be completed in body shop. Then comes the picture taking *insert groans here*

Once I get myself organized, the plan is to upload one outfit a day for as long as my projects hold out. For the next 2 weeks Michael will be here and I hope to also begin to teach him some recolouring, but he's really into Sims4 so it would just be for that game.

I have some 14 or 15 projects lined up with the patterns already picked out and then probably75 or more just on the back burner.

 

Thanks to gayers, I can now take the required pictures on my laptop which has been a life saver since I can't get a-hold of my computer man to fix my desktop.

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Another sneak peek. All of these are creations by CatOfEvilGenius at MTS. The first one is an elbow length tunic. The second one is a long sleeve version of that tunic.

The third one is an edit of a sweater by Amaryall. The fourth one is a top called *Perdita*. The last one is the teen version of her French Farmer shirt and skirt.

 

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I kinda tweaked the pink top, I used patterns obviously, but then I made the neckline and ribbon in the back a solid colour. When I made my first recolour it needed the neckline and back ribbon to stand out and not fade into the entire top. Then I also went back to the first two and made corrections.

I really made use of my contrasting patterns too.

All day long I have been getting serious stink-eye from Jake.....I have no idea what I have or haven't done.  :sherlockholmes:

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I have to tweak the top two and get rid of that dark ring along the neckline. I seriously love CatOfEvilGenius creations.

I'm goofing around with the hoodie....and Pippy and I are playing tug-of-war with the carrot muffin I just took out of the oven.

I made it it's mine! If he wants one he can make his own.   :slapLaugh:

 

For those who don't know, Pippy is my cat......and yes he is named after Pippy Longstocking kinda.....

 

 

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I was kinda bored today, so I went searching for some more patterns, like I need more  :grin: That's a dangerous thing for me to do because I find new ones and then it hits me what they would be awesome for. Then my to-do project file just gets bigger and bigger. I found some wonderful tweeds and think they would be great on that one coat that is for men that is in the formal section. I really don't understand why EA put it in that section, it's a coat, that's Outerwear to me.

DeeDee released a new top for adult and teen females that I went bonkers over. Then I decided to make some more recolours for a set of teen female dress pants, that progressed into using those same patterns for the pencil skirt.....I blame DeeDee for that :slapLaugh: cause I need more colours for the skirts and pants because of her new top. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

MDP released a converted male adult suit--those tweeds might look good on the jacket and I have some nice linen patterns that might do for the pants.....and that's what happens when I surf the internet.  :Whistle:

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So.......Pippy has taken to walking across my laptop keyboard and it's making me :insane:  Then 4 days ago he made me cry for nearly an hour. He stepped on the keyboard and deleted my patterns file. I didn't know that had happened, noticed my recycle bin was full and stupid me, didn't check and just emptied the darn thing. I'm not even sure what other files are missing either.

My one desktop will not open at all and I've left several messages but haven't gotten one reply. I have no idea where to take it to get it fixed. I'm not comfortable taking it to a store, I want to know I can trust the person to fix it.

Jake has been really nutty these days. He's racing all over the place, trying to get Pip to play, jumping on my lap for cuddles and has pretty much covered the living room floor with all his toys. I put some away and he brings them all out again.

Dave took me shopping for some new clothes, I'm down one pant size and I'm not sure how that happened. I could comfortably wear one size smaller top, but I like my tops baggy.

So I am in the process of trying to find more patterns to replace the lost ones. I've found quite a few that I remember having but it's a long slow process. I still can't sit at my desk for extended periods of time because both my knees start to throb. Jake kinda likes that because I get the heating pad out, put both legs up and he gives me this happy smile and lays across my knees on top of the heating pad.

It gets a bit boring as there is not much worth watching during the day on TV.

I'm also putting away summer clothes and getting out the winter ones, but they all have to be laundered. Dave likes his comfort meals in the fall and winter so I also have to make huge batches of beef stew, chili, cabbage rolls and lasagna. We are getting low on spaghetti sauce so I have to make a big batch of that as well.

Sadly Sims have to take a back seat for a bit until I can get my patterns made and organized along with all my other fall chores.

 

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