Why is it ... ?


After spending a few hours thinking about it, it seems to me that many things being made for the Sims are not really all that common.  Sure, I can hear you, people do wear wedding dresses, but if you think about it, they don't wear them very often... I know that there is a certain perverse appeal in the shabby chic, that sort of grunged up forlorn decay that makes for lovely goth storylines, but common work-a-day things seem to be largely over-looked by custom content makers.

My friend Starfire (Firestar here on TSR) was complaining about the lack of some really common everyday items that would be useful for story-tellers.  She has some great ideas, but I don't think I am capable of achiving all of them.  One of the simplest things as a coffee mug with variable volumes of coffee, which resulted in me making the Not So Simple Coffee Mug which I have released this weekend. It is such a simple and useful thing that I have decided to make this permanently free so all story-tellers in the Sims Community can use it.

Several other things she asked for were the makings of a train station platform (I already made the railway tracks for the Arkham set) and morgue items (which strangely enough I know rather a great deal about).  I'd love to make the locomotive and railway wagons she requested, but I have gone down that road before and the poly-counts were just mind-boggling.  Maybe if there was any easy way to port meshes and textures between different games it might be done, but I can't expect the game industry to all agree on a format.

Any way... If you are a story-teller and have a specific need, don't be afraid to say something to me about it here in my blog.  Admittedly I don't read my blog every day, but I don't make content for the game every day either.  So if you say something here, maybe it will get made.  I am not promising it will, but just saying here is far better than in a PM, since I read my PMs even less often than I read my blog


Add a Comment

Please report any offensive comments so we can remove them. Use of bad language, unsuitable links or flaming may result in deletion of your account.

Add Smilie
Please log in to post comments

2 Comment(s) so far


New Comments are displayed at the bottom.

#1studyofmeFeb 27, 2009

Haha, this is a great idea.  I can totally use this.  (Actually, I probably could have used it recently even!)

#2hiedibear75Feb 28, 2009

I'm with you AND your friend. \:cool\:  I'm always on the lookout for things that look like everyday items we have IRL.  I write stories and sometimes a little bit of realistic clutter in the background can really make the story look and feel more like a TV show or something. \;\)  I see many talks around a cup of coffee in a lot of my upcoming stories. \:cool\:  Thanks again. \:wub\:

More from this Author

Update June 2009 Well blast it! And now a word from our sponsors... Egg on my face... Why is it ... ?

Ad-blocker plugin detected

We have detected that you are using an Ad-blocker plugin. This means our main source of income to cover bandwidth costs is blocked when you are using our free service. We would ask that you whitelist us and allow ads to show.

Anyone using an Ad-blocker plugin will be forced to wait 180 seconds instead of 10 on the "please wait" page.


VIP Membership

For as little as $4.00 per month you can become a VIP member. This lets you use our service free of all ads and unlocks access to our popular Download Basket and Quick Download features.

Become a VIP member now
Proceed to download

Log in to TSR



Sign in with Facebook

Not a Member yet?

Click here to Register now

Download blocked

Please turn off your ad-blocker to download.
If ads are a problem you can become a VIP member and enjoy an ad-free site.



Getting this message with no ad-blocker active?
Go here for help.
Please wait - loading...