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SelfSim v2 Generation 4.1

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Last time, Jane grew up, got knocked up, and had a hasty marriage in the kitchen to Ross, taking her husband's last name and becoming JANE STEELE. We all sit with bated breath for Kathleen to grow up and move out with her loser brother, Philippe, so I can free some room up in the house for the quickly approaching generation four.

Andrea has been oblivious all her married life. Leo's been an awesome romance sim.
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Generation 4 has arrived! Oh, Ross likes blondes, but I won't keep her like that for long, since I've noticed he likes her sister, who is brunette. NOTE TO EVERYONE: recessive hair genes count for attration!
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GAH the kid was born albino because I forgot to remove the skin again. Too many occurrences of albinos, so I'm going to change it.
Does anyone know how Wain here ended up blonde? His mother is brown/black, which should dominate his father's blonde/blonde. *Andrea Hogan is naturally blonde :/*
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I put a tattoo skin on him that is coded as a slightly darker skin than albino. It also apparently has a crown on the baby's forehead.
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Well, it is a legacy.
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The first litter of puppies grew up. One has floppy ears, pink eyes, and a rough coat and the other has pointy ears, red eyes, and a curly coat.
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Finally, we reach Kathleen's birthday. Note the lovely new pool area with path leading off to the raveyard.
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WOW she looks the same. Stephen Gothier, you are scary, man.
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Pop!
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I'm pretty sure this is her makeover shot.
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Doesn't matter. Say goodbye, everyone! Oh, and check out her nose, too.
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They left in their pyjamas. Everyone that was awake waved them off to their new home.
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I'm playing them, and they're marrying their high school sweethearts because I'm sick of the same two kids coming home from school with every generation.
We all know who this is, right? Turns out she's beautiful. And a knowledge sim.
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What, you don't recognize Kathleen's husband? It's Leo's lookalike. He comes home with the kids EVERY DAY, so I'm getting rid of him humanely.
He looks evil :/
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:O
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Now back to the legacy house.

I saw the fire before she did, but she's the one standing there fueling it.
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I think Leo wants a piece of the fireman.
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Imposing Belly of Doom (tm)
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Uh, ew.
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The other two puppies grew up.
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I don't know which one to keep, because they look identical, with their little black underpants.
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Is he...grey? Shoot, I put a weird skin on him.
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No more albinos, k?
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Phew. Looks like a nice blended skintone.
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Meanwhile, in the gen 3 spare lot...BUBBLE GLITCH!
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Kathleen is blonde for her husband. It works for her.
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Meet Bob, with Richard's eyes and Kathleen's hair.
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Ivy went into labour the next night right after I finished building a nursery for two.
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This is Jeff, with all of Ivy's colouring.
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And this is Jim, also with Ivy's colouring. They're not clones, though, I checked their DNA in SimPE and Jeff is recessive for Joe's eyes while Jim is for the founder's eyes, which were dominant in his grandfather. :D Genetics.
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So, this is Bob. I'm in love with that face. That's his natural look: mischievious.
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And Jeff posing with a pile of garbage.
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And Jim. You can tell who the twins' mother is, that's for sure. I wish she'd thrown a girl.
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Once again we travel back to the main lot.
Wain is consistently grey, which lets me know which skin I gave him. He also appears to exhibit toddlerhood long-chin sydrome, a terrible disease which causes downward movement of the mouth throughout the affected sim's life.
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For wylde_sims, some fish.
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BE BLONDE, KAYLYNN, there's no shame in it.
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Oh! New puppy! I hope she's cute. The family kept one of the floppy-eared dogs with the pants-like colouring.
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I love Jane's portrait.
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Question: Although I've been using it since I started using default skins, I'm really disliking how Lin's skin's look with my new graphics card (that, and I hate the EYEBROWS ON THE SKIN). They're really blotchy. Besides Enayla, her skins are too greasy, what skins are good defaults?
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Ugh
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*sigh*
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Does anyone else find this very sad? The kid's RIGHT THERE, Repo Guy.
I'll admit to laughing.
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Richard, you are not allowed to molest the baby just because you are married to its aunt. The baby's own parents are not allowed to molest the baby, so QUIT IT.
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Grey alien child Wain's birthday!
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Beau Broke, is that you??
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Marie NO. You are not allowed to hit on your niece's husband, no matter how sexy he is in Hugh Hefner's rejected bathrobes.
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Leo: So, do you think we'll have Bon Voyage or Seasons installed next?
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*eyebrow raise* Little brat's birthday snuck up on me.
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Anyway, I put some gloss on Wain because his lips were freaky. Also, I left the walls down so you can see that he looks just like his dad.
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:D Toddlers with toys.
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Blue is on the way (for skittlebox, mostly, but for franwi, too :D)
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Ross is always interacting with his kids. Andrea, too. I think fortune sims have slight aspects of family to them.
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Wait, who's this? Oh, right, it's Bob! I spent a lot of time bouncing back and forth between this generation's houses. I just want all the kids to age the same, since they were all born at the same time.
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It's Bob's birthday party! Keep an eye on that red-headed kid, he's sneaky.
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Sometimes I actually buy cake!
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Ooh, he's nice. Is anyone else attracted to this child?
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Can I change his name to Fabio?
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SEE? I noticed him in the bathtub, but not when he slept in Kathleen and Richard's bed. GO AWAY
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Uh, Jeff's face is lumpy.
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So is Jim's...and he has a different skintone than his brother. One of them must have tats.
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Holy crap, did I jump around enough for you? I think I'm dizzy.
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ohcherub
Nov. 9th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
So Ivy Copur is no longer in witness protection? How do you keep all of these kids straight?! I got lost so many times and I'm only reading it! D:

Rensim has a nice set of defaults -- Freshie something... The lightest skintone is really pale though. :/ I know you can get the two for free from her site, the other ones from PMDB.
hidden_kitten
Nov. 9th, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
I get Jim and Jeff mixed up constantly. I didn't try to jump around too much, but my storytelling folder was atrocious, as you can imagine. I kind of forgot that pics aren't saved by lot. Next time I attempt this sort of thing, I'm going to try to divide it.
Rensim, eh? I'll have a look!

Once I figure out where to find GIMP and how to make a family tree, things will get less confusing. Even if I have to slap up a Paint one in the meantime.
skittlebox
Nov. 9th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
Yay, Blue! hehe.

Word on the Lin's skin being blotchy. I only have two, which came on sims I downloaded but with all my skins I townified them and one of the Lin skins spawned on a dormie. She got out the hot-tub and OMG HER LEGS. They're the most horrible looking things I've ever seen D:

Yay for editing features!

Edited at 2007-11-09 08:13 pm (UTC)
skittlebox
Nov. 9th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
Oh for default skins, I like a set by @Stefan here: http://modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=210915 there's a default set floating around somewhere... SFV I think? I use two of these in my default set (I mixed and matched with other skins).
hidden_kitten
Nov. 9th, 2007 08:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Lin's looked perfect on my old GeForce 5200, but not on the 8500GT I have now. Which skins do you prefer?
:D LEGACY PLAYERS AGAINST CHRONIC ALBINISM, JOIN NOW!
skittlebox
Nov. 9th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
Here's the default @stefan set: http://www.simsfilevault.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=7771

I'm using the second lightest and the tan ones of those for my s2 and s3; Ren's Circonflex Umber for my S4 (her other Circonflex skins are way too yellow) and one of these I use for S1. Makes a good mix, I think.
hidden_kitten
Nov. 9th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)
That actually is a very nice mix! I think your s1 choice is great!
I've looked at tutorials for how to make default skins, and it's far too involved just for some default skins. Makes me really appreciate the work of people that do it.
MTS2 doesn't actually have as many sets as I thought :/ well, away to the sims sites with me
skittlebox
Nov. 9th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
hidden_kitten
Nov. 9th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)
And that worked for you? Of course, when I did it, I deleted the originals. This time I won't, I promise. Sorry if I'm bugging you.
It's skin-shopping time! ...That sounds weird.
skittlebox
Nov. 9th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
Yep, works fine for me. But most of my sims end up with the custom geneticised skins, so I don't really see the actual defaults much.

It's skin-shopping time! ...That sounds weird.
LOL I know what you mean. When I figured out how to customise and townify skins, I went download happy. I did the same with eyes too haha.
aznpinkluver
Nov. 9th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
for default skins i suggest rensims, oepu,and lyholy's skins
aznpinkluver
Nov. 9th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
or the tasty set
hidden_kitten
Nov. 9th, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
:D Thanks, I'll have a look.
wylde_sims
Nov. 10th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
LOL! Thanks for the fish!
hidden_kitten
Nov. 10th, 2007 09:25 am (UTC)
:D I wasn't sure whether you'd want to slap me or not. Randomly throw them into your legacy and gloat.
Sorry about the death of your ocean, though. It's a sad thing to see the environment go like that.
wolfsilveroak
Nov. 10th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
Does anyone know how Wain here ended up blonde? His mother is brown/black, which should dominate his father's blonde/blonde. *Andrea Hogan is naturally blonde :/*


I'm still trying to figure out how two Sims with NO ancestors (one was a created Sim, the other a Maxis NPC), blonde and brunnette, could throw TWO boys with BLACK hair.

Heh.


I use RenSims' default skins, Very nice and natural looking.
hidden_kitten
Nov. 10th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
:D Which Maxis NPC? Pleasantview dyes its hair. Check this out for more info.
I'm testing the @Stefan ones mentioned above. My only problem with them so far is that the dark skin has such a shiny face that it looks like the dark tan. I tried rensim's circonflex umber and it looked too much like Maxis skin for me.
I never thought I'd like a realistic skin :S
wolfsilveroak
Nov. 10th, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
Brandi Letourneau.

I glared at her and said, you not only dye your hair, but you dye your eyebrows too! Shame on you!}:P

It's an Uglacy, so doesn't really matter, both Boys have her nose, woohhoo}:P
wolfsilveroak
Nov. 10th, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
Oh and it's a custom hood.}:P
hidden_kitten
Nov. 10th, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
Custom hoods use PV townies and NPCs unless you have a blank template. Andrea Hogan is the one that screwed me for the blonde, with her dark skin and black hair and eyebrows.
wolfsilveroak
Nov. 10th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
Ahh, see you learn something new every day}:P

I bookmarked that page, so I can pick potenial spouses for later generations.1st Gen is only a toddler, a baby, and unborn, so the heir has yet to even be chosen.}:P
hidden_kitten
Nov. 10th, 2007 09:59 pm (UTC)
You will find it very very useful. I actually wrote it all down because my bf deletes my bookmarks all the time so I won't know he's looking at porn ;)
wolfsilveroak
Nov. 10th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
Men think they're so smart. *rolls eyes*

On the other hand, this is why you need two computers}:P


(Dur, it's not the comm.)

Edited at 2007-11-10 11:05 pm (UTC)
silentsteel
Nov. 10th, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
I'm probably too late to pipe up, but I suggest Hysterical Paroxysm's Idolatry of Flesh set. Mmmm, tasty. They satisfy my need for detail without getting ubershiny/greasy-looking.
hidden_kitten
Nov. 10th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
I totally forgot about those, thank you! They look just as good as I remember.
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I checked them out in BS and they seem to be just the same tones as Louis. Ithink I'll use the two light @Stefan ones and the two dark HP ones (now with nipples!) so that my dark-skinned sims aren't horrifyingly shiny.
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