hyperkaos:

nilxis:

Hi, I’m Nilxis, a world creator, and I have a problem. Some days ago I noticed my Mediafire account was suspended and I had no longer access to my worlds. (Read more about it here). I had some of them in my computer but the other versions are lost. If you have a version of one of my worlds, I’d be eternally grateful if you could upload it and send me a link. Here’s a list of all the versions I have and the ones I don’t have:

(“THIS” means I already have it, and “THIS” means I don’t have it so if you do, please upload it)

Saaqartoq versions:

Saaqartoq Spanish Unpopulated

Saaqartoq Spanish Populated

Saaqartoq English Unpopulated

Saaqartoq English Populated

Plav Raj versions: (completed)

Plav Raj Spanish Unpopulated

Plav Raj English Unpopulated (Thanks Aminovas!)

Plav Raj CC File

Empordà versions:

Empordà Spanish Unpopulated

Empordà Spanish Populated

Empordà English Unpopulated

Empordà English Populated

Empordà CC File

Ziwa Bonde versions:

Ziwa Bonde Spanish Unpopulated

Ziwa Bonde Spanish Populated

Ziwa Bonde English Unpopulated

Ziwa Bonde English Populated

Ziwa Bonde CC File

Suvadiva Resort versions:

Suvadiva Resort Spanish Unpopulated

Suvadiva Resort English Unpopulated

Sa Pineda versions: (completed)

Sa Pineda English Populated

Isla Kalooni versions:

Isla Kalooni Spanish Populated

Kalooni Island English Populated

Costa-Sol versions:

Costa-Sol Spanish Unpopulated

The files I’m looking for are the .sims3pack files you have in your Electronic Arts/Sims 3/Downloads folder

Send me a private message or contact me via e-mail here.

Please help spread this post and reblog so I can upload my worlds again and we can all enjoy them. Thank you so much for your support, we can make it! :)

passing this along in case anyone can help…

cupidmike:

mjwatson:

A Response to ‘Women Against Feminism.’

Imagine this:

The year is 2014. You are a white Western woman. You wake up in the morning in a comfortably sized house or flat. You have a full or part-time job that enables you to pay your rent or mortgage. You have been to school and maybe even college or university as well. You can read and write and count. You own a car or have a driver’s licence. You have enough money in your own bank account to feed and clothe yourself. You have access to the Internet. You can vote. You have a boyfriend or girlfriend of your choosing, who you can also marry if you want to, and raise a family with. You walk down the street wearing whatever you feel like wearing. You can go to bars and clubs and sleep with whomever you want.

Your world is full of freedom and possibility.

Then you pick up a newspaper or go online. You read about angry women ranting about sexism and inequality. You see phrases like ‘rape-culture’ and ‘slut-shaming.’ You furrow your brow and think to yourself: ‘What are they so angry about? There is no such thing as sexism anymore.’

Now imagine this:

The year is 2013. You are a 25 year-old Pakistani woman. A few months ago, you married the man you love. A man you choose for yourself. You are also pregnant with his child. You see your life stretching out before you, filled with hope and happiness. Suddenly, you and your husband are dragged away from each other. You are both beaten with bricks and batons. You can’t fight back. You can’t escape. No one comes to help you. Through your fading vision, you look up, and look into the eyes of one of your assailants: into the eyes of your father.

The year is 2013. You are a 23 year-old Indian woman. You are a physiotherapy student with a promising career ahead of you. You are sitting on a private bus travelling home alone on a warm December evening. You gaze out of the window as the buildings of New Dheli rush past you and feel content. Suddenly, a blunt force hits the back of your head and you fall to the floor of the bus. A group of strange men are standing over you. They bring the metal bar down on you again and again and again until all you can taste is the blood filling up your mouth. You pray that you will die soon. And you do, but not then. You are raped, beaten, and tortured over and over again. Death is slow and agonising.

The year is 2014. You are a 13 year-old girl from Niger. You no longer live there though. You are now living in the neighbouring country Nigeria, sitting alone in small room on a small bed in a small apartment high above the city of Kano. You are not allowed to leave. Your stomach is swollen from the unwanted life growing inside of it. You had no choice. The father is a man in his 40s. He is a businessman. He has bought you as his wife. You were a penniless, uneducated girl when he came for you. You don’t know of any life you could have had. Neither did your family: just one less mouth for them to feed. You still have the body of a child, and it’s straining under the pressure from the one inside of you. You feel like you’re about to be split in two. You don’t wonder if you will survive the birth. A part of you doesn’t want to.

These are fictionalised accounts of real events that have happened to real women living in our world today. They follow the past 250 years of women and men campaigning for women to be given equal rights to men to prevent these kinds of injustices and abuses on the grounds of gender taking place. Over the course of this time, campaigners – Feminists, both female and male – have been locked up, beaten, tortured, and even killed, in the pursuit of equality. They did this with pen and ink and print; they did this with their voices; they did this with their bodies; they did this with art and music; they did in courts of law and halls and houses of government that they fought be to allowed into.

They did this so that women would no longer been seen as property, livestock, breeding machines, sex objects, punching bags, or infantile morons. They did this not just for themselves, but also for their daughters, and their daughters, and their daughters for generations to come. They did this for women they would never meet – women who lived across countries, across vast oceans, across the entire globe, and even across time.

They did this so that women like me – a white Western woman – could attend school and university; to learn to read, write, and think critically; to gain a degree; to get a job and be paid an equal salary to a man in the same position; and to sit here with my own computer and type all of this.

Feminism is a movement for freedom, equality, choice, love, compassion, respect, solidarity, and education. We may argue, we may disagree, we may struggle to understand the choices and perspectives of others sometimes, but these core beliefs of the movement have never changed, and they never will.

That is why I am a Feminist.

If you feel that you have so far lived your life unaffected by even the mildest form of sexism – anything from feeling uncomfortable when a man catcalls you in the street, to feeling scared walking home alone at night in a secluded area – and are treated with love and respect by every man in your life, then to you I say: I’m glad for you. If you don’t think you need feminism, then that is a victory for the movement. You have fulfilled all those dreams that every suffragette being force-fed in prison and every ‘witch’ burnt at the stake dreamed you would one day.

But perhaps take a second to consider the life of the Pakistani woman who was beaten to death by her own family for marrying a man of her choosing. Or the life of the Indian woman who was raped, beaten, and murdered on a bus by a gang of men. Or the life of the little girl in Niger who was sold to a man more than twice her own age and forced to carry a baby that may kill her to deliver. Do they still need feminism?

And perhaps take a second to consider this too: Even in our liberal, Western world, why do women still only fill 24% of senior management jobs? Why are more women than men domestically abused or even killed every week at the hands of their male partner or ex-partner? Why is there still a pay gap (in the UK specifically) of 15% for women doing the same jobs and working the same hours as men?

And what about on a cultural level? Have you ever noticed how comedy panel shows usually only have one female panellist compared to 4-5 male ones? That almost every dieting product on the market is solely aimed at women? How a lot of newspapers and advertising campaigns will use a sexualised or pornographic image of a woman to sell news or products that have nothing to do with sex?

Or perhaps on a personal level: Do you choose to wear certain clothes because you want to or because you feel ‘unfeminine’ if you don’t? Do you choose to cover yourself up because you want to or because you feel ashamed or intimidated by a man looking at your body? Do you shave your legs and underarm hair because you want to or because you will look ‘ugly’ if you don’t? Did you parents dress you in pink as a baby because they liked the colour or because you were born a girl? Do you want to have children because you want to or because you are a woman?

When you look at yourself in the mirror in the morning, do you see yourself through your own eyes, or through the eyes of the men that will look at you when you walk out the door?

The fact is, like it or not, you still live a world where gender matters. Where gender controls not just the entire course of your life – but the lives of women all over the world. Every second, a child will be born female in a country where she will persecuted for this random biological occurrence for the rest of her life. So before you hold up your anti-Feminist placard proudly and smile at your own sense of empowerment, think not what Feminism can do for you, but what it can do for that one girl. She needs someone to stand up for her. That someone could be you.

[ x ]

Read this. Read all of this. Then read it again.

Calling All CC Users and Creators

zerbu:

I’m pleased to announce the creation of S4CC Wiki, a directory of custom content for The Sims 4 allowing users to find the content they need more easily.

S4CC Wiki lists links to pages where you can download custom content, and is categorized into categories that allow for easy browsing. Want Red content? Search the “Red” category. The directory also has categories dedicated to specific Maxis-made meshes, so if you’re looking for new swatches for that specific CAS part, they’re easy to find! No more wrecking through multiple sites to find exactly what you want!

Of course… at the time of this announcement, the site is empty. More content will continue to be added, and hopefully in the future it will become the best place to find custom content with ease. S4CC Wiki is a wiki, so anyone is free to edit it. Anyone interested can add new content to the directory, whether it’s their own or someone elses.

http://s4cc.wikia.com/

Let’s make CC browsing a more pleasant process for Simmers!

cyberqueen13:

HOW TO ADD SIMS WITHOUT LOSING HOMES

For anyone who doesn’t already know…

You can add all your favorite sims to your town without them taking up the few homes you have in your world.

Step 1: You should already have a sim in town you are playing.

Step 2: While playing your active sim open "game options"

Step 3: Then open "Manage Worlds" and go to the gallery

Step 4: Find the sim you want to add to town and click "Bring Household into Neighborhood."  (Put them in a starter home)

Step 5: Now click their home and say "Evict"

You’re Done!

This sim is now in town and you will randomly see them out and about but not taking up space.

If you ever want to remove them from town completely, just go into "Households Management" and they are under the "Unplayed" tab in the "Not in town section".

[Please reblog so others are also helped]

too-much-tv-no-social-life:

micthemicrophone:

poeticallybrown:

owl-vortex:

10 things our kids will never understand…

limewire lmao I forgot that was a thing woww. my memory

Fucking Limewire.

Wow I feel old now. 

hey folks :)

I haven’t arrived back in the sims zone yet, I am still thinking about my amazing week in Denmark and I’m planning meetings with my new friends. I don’t really want to play sims 4 or create for sims 3 right now, I guess I’ll extend my hiatus a bit longer.
Also, when I get back to creating, I’d like to create things for sims 4 that are perfect and not made with a tool that’s only half-done. I fear that I’ll be the last to make any new CC if I stick to that policy… but I really don’t want to create stuff that’s missing normalmaps or speculars and stuff like that and to redo everything later would be tedious too.

I am not sold on ts4 yet, to be honest… at least playing it really bored me after a while. I’m hoping it will get better with expansion packs, but right now it’s rather meh.
And I still have stuff in my sims 3 project folder (and I don’t think I’m done with sims 3 anyway, it’s way more fun than sims 4)

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

I tried s3ce, but it doesn't work. I get "application stopped working" message. Help? :/

I don’t really know what might cause your error :( for me, the tool works well.
Did you drag&drop sims3pack files onto the s3ce.exe file? Double-clicking the exe only opens the options. Maybe you dragged too many at once, sometimes it doesn’t like that… try less than 100 at a time.
Hope this helps somehow!

jongarakun asked:

Hello! Your TS4 edited jeans look fantastic! Do you mind explaining just a bit how you got the mesh to work? I've been trying to extend the pant legs a bit on the overalls+shorts for men, but keep goofing it up somehow... I don't need too many details, just a quick rundown if you can! ^^ Anything would help.

hey there, sorry for the late reply!
After exporting all geoms, I loaded all the mesh pieces that belonged to the highest LOD into milkshape (mostly these are the geoms with the biggest filesize). They need to match each other seamlessly - this is how you can see if you got the right ones. I then used the move and scale tools on all groups simultaneously (just have all groups visible) so every mesh piece would be affected at the same time and there wouldn’t be gaps in between the mesh pieces. I then exported every group separately again.
I also loaded a sims 4 feet mesh for reference purposes to see how far the flare opening could be changed.

Hope this helps :)

sunnyanubis:

simhelaene:

Hi all -

Exciting news! I’ve had the pleasure of contributing in a small way to a great new program for editing Sims 4 custom content. We’re now ready for alpha release, and want you to check it out!

Read more about it and download here:
The Sims 4 Studio v1.0

In this version of the app, you can create replacement or standalone recolors, with multiple variants per package file (with their own swatches). You can also create new meshes for accessories and shoes (clothing and hair coming ASAP). The program integrates with Blender for an accurate, smooth 3D preview as you work. They’re also planning to add functionality for custom animations.

Please take a look, and reblog so everyone sees the good news!

<3 helaene

All coding credit to the amazing Sims 4 Group at Simlogical!

Amazing job! Looking forward to clothing/hairs addition!

awesome! Thanks so much to all involved for your hard work :)
YAY for blender integration!

I’m back from Denmark… one week of playing card games, relaxing at the beach, baking, cooking and eating yummy things, playing WII games and watching awesome movies and series with amazing people. It was one of the best vacations I ever had. I traveled with 18 other 20something students. They have made it a tradition to vacation together to Denmark once a year and this was the fifth year they organized it. New people who are lucky to have been invited (like me) can join in. I met wonderful people and am about to make wonderful new friends!
We want to set up a Doctor Who group to watch it together every week - OMG! I’m so lucky to have found fellow fans in my area :)

What happened??

baufive:

I was expecting glitch filled memes or news footage of angry villagers with torches, tar, and feathers upon the release of TS4 and I am (at least on MY dashboard) not seeing any critiques. In fact - I am seeing tons of shots from TS4 and NO dialogue about what’s lacking (that was presented as such an egregious oversight prior to release) or malfunctioning or simply hateful.

My ear to head ratio is mildly off so this makes me an especially good listener. If you have nothing nice to say come sit next to me. I need to hear what you really think about this game … publicly.

Let me tell you about my sims experience so far - let’s start with the juicy details (the glitches).
Sometimes the sims are randomly resetting in an interaction - I had a packed bar where several sims were seated and suddenly, all sims that were currently seated stood next to the bar.
I once wanted to call over a lover to my house and got a message that he’s on his way - a second later, some random townie rang the doorbell, the invited sim didn’t show up. I called him 5 times in a row, every time only a random townie showed up. I then chose to go to a date on an offside location with that sim and instead of the sim, a random stranger showed up and it was suddenly an unwanted blind date (that funnily went pretty well).
I also had a glitch where sims were standing too far apart and the animations were at really weird angles (like in sims 3 when you chose to pull a sim away from an embrace with moveobjects on) - that happened once.
I had one random “game stopped working” crash and lost about three hours of gameplay.

I later had a weird bug at the wedding of my sims - I chose to have the wedding at the park and right after the ceremony, a dialogue popped up where you could choose to move the sims into one household. I invited the spouse into the household and after that was done, he vanished (apparently he was “taking care of himself at home”, but I couldn’t click on him), the wedding party objectives were gone and the party stopped. When I went home with my sims, the spouse was there… but it was like the wedding party never really happened - luckily, the sims still got their “married” status.

So yeah, quite a lot of glitches for my tastes :(

Dealing with the Sims’ emotions all the time does get tiring after a while, but there are definitely funny things happening because of them. For example, at the wedding I mentioned before, my sim and the groom got into an argument and almost didn’t marry because they were so cross at each other - the groom poured his drink on the bride and the bride yelled at him… I had the option to cancel the wedding completely. And they were soulmates and the romantic bar was at 100% before - this must have been triggered by a current emotional state of the groom or a party guest and then it spread. In an angry emotional state, sims are able to yell at other sims and provoke them, I guess that’s what happened to my bride. Soon she was yelling at party guests as well. It was pretty hilarious…

What I love are the animations, they are gorgeous. I’m not sure if the game at this state has long-term playing potential for me though… I kinda wish for an expansion pack already, because there isn’t much to do for my tastes and I miss the rabbit holes (I definitely prefer them to no such buildings at all), the NPCs, that all added to the realness of everyday life. There’s not much to if one wants to take sims on a date- the “museum” is boring as hell and is just a room with decor in it, the “nightclub” is just a bar with tables, a piano and a microphone.

I guess I’m spoiled by the many expansion packs for sims 3!
I’ll probably not play much and rather create CC until the first x-pack.

simhelaene:

Hi all -

This is a heads up that there are reports coming in indicating that ALL recolors created for The Sims 4 Create-a-Sim Demo do NOT work in the full game. Please be sure to remove all mods before loading up your game for the first time. Reports are that the mods don’t cause the game to crash, they just won’t actually work.

Creators, anything you’ve posted will need to be recreated once the community has had a chance to test and release new tools. Please remove current download links and warn your users.

Thanks for your patience - let’s make the Sims 4 rock together!

<3 helaene

Now I’m glad I didn’t release or download a ton of Sims 4 stuff already - it’s always good to be cautious! I do hope that the tools will be adapted soon.
Edit: Seems like Grant already posted an updated version of ColorMagic!

ladydogbarf:

atomic-glitter:

micdotcom:

She pointed out the sexism in video games, so men threatened her until she fled her home

On Monday, Anita Sarkeesian posted a segment titled “Women as Background Decoration.” It examined how gratuitous sexual abuse and violence permeates contemporary video games. By the next day, she had received so many violent threats that she had to flee her home. And these weren’t idle Internet threats — some contained accurate identifying information about Sarkeesian’s home and family, enough for law enforcement to get involved.

But she’s not wrong | Follow @micdotcom

The people who say that there’s no sexism in gaming; do they ever wonder why “trolls” consistently target people who point out sexism and take it to these extremes or is the whole thing just random chance to them every single time?

Wow. I watched this video a few months back, and I had no idea this had happened. I ultimately stopped being an active online gamer due to the harassment. Getting a message saying “hey whore” every time I logged onto PSN. Or being told a variety of sexually explicit things while playing online… it’s exhausting. Poor girl.

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