New Sims to Love

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here are some new sims that I hope you will fall for!  They are all CAS genetics experiments this time, as I haven’t been playing the game enough to round up a new crop of born-in-game sims.  To download a sim, simply click on his or her headshot (note that the Simpacks were compressed using WinRAR).  Please be advised that I did use some expansion clothing items on some of the sims, mostly Late Night.  Their skins are base EA.  They are pictured with Escand’s “Oh My Eyes” default eye replacements (which I highly recommend).  See bottom of post for alternative base game only and .sim file download links.

First, I give you Emery Knowles.  He’s got a bit of a smoldering look here that I liked.  The only editing done on this picture was to add a frame.

Emery comes packaged with Tamo’s athletic wear Leisure Shirt and a couple of patterns.

Next, we have Anna Moreau.  In my game, Anna is a famous actress (well, she will be, once I actually have a chance to play Late Night).  I used Anna as one of my model’s in my winning SIFF Photo Reporting Fall 2010 gallery.  I enjoyed photographing Anna with the new city of Bridgeport as her background.  The only editing done to the photo was to add a frame.

Anna comes packaged with a few patterns and:

Our next sim is a handsome cousin to Emery; meet Andrew Knowles.  I took Andrew’s head shot at sunset, and I love the rich colors.  The only editing done to the photo was to add a frame.

Andrew does not come with any custom content except for a couple of patterns.

Next, I bring you Annette Johnson.  In CAS, she conjured up images of the stereotypical 50’s housewife to me, so I decided to go ahead and have fun with that theme.  While she’s no knockout beauty, I think she’s really cute.  I used an in-game painting for the background in her headshot.  The only editing done was to add a frame to the image.

Annette comes packaged with a Hollister Top by Modern_Sims and Crystal Embellished Nails by NataliS.  Her hair is by Rose; it is not included but may be found here.

Our final male this time is Sean Graham.  Sean is my Ken doll; almost too perfect, but you can always rough him up a bit by adding facial hair or maybe changing a few of his features.  I again enjoyed shooting Sean with Bridgeport’s night life as his background.  I may turn him into a vampire in my game – it should give him a bit more edge, and Bridgeport could certainly benefit by having some more attractive vampires!  The only editing done on Sean’s picture was to add a frame.

Sean does not come with any custom content other than a pattern.

Next among the ladies, I give you Mia Miller.  I think Mia would make an excellent model for Sims 3 modeling contests, not that I’m likely to have the time to participate in another one.  My lighting was a bit weak in this headshot, so I did add highlights via editing and also added a frame.

Mia comes packaged with:

Last but not least among the ladies, I’d like to introduce Kristy Frost.  Kristy brings to mind the TV show V; I think she looks just a touch alien, and I love it.  The only editing done to this image was to add a frame.

Kristy comes packaged with PlumpLip lipstick by Channy & Vivin and Earrings with Gems 007 by NataliS.

For those having difficulties installing/using the sims, here are base game only versions of them (non RAR as well):

Here are links to the .sim files as well (again non-RAR):

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The Forest Retreat

Today, I bring you my completed A-Frame home.  I really think it’s my best offering to date.  The home was originally inspired by house plan PH09-000-100, but as I worked on it, I decided that I wanted to go for a larger home with a more woodsy feel.  The house is situated on a 40×40 lot.  It has 3 bedrooms (plus bonus 4th bedroom or office), 4 bathrooms, living room, den, open kitchen and dining, and the perfect outdoor entertainment space with a small fish pond, pool and jacuzzi, outdoor cooking and dining, and a play area.  It also includes a garage with an attached workshop.  I think pictures will speak much louder than words in this case, so please take a look at the screen shots below. 

If you would like to download the home, I’m offering two versions:  fully furnished with custom content or unfurnished with only essential architecture custom content (ordinarily, my second version would be completely CC free, but in my opinion, this house just wouldn’t make sense without the windows, columns, and roof architecture ).  All CC used is listed at the end of this post.

Front Exterior Shots:

Back Exterior Shots:

Some of my inspiration for the interior architecture and color palette/theme came from these images:

Interior Shots:

  • Living Room

  • Kitchen/Dining/Bar

  • Den/Game Area/Architecture

  • Master Bedroom/Bathroom

  • Guest Bedrooms/Bathrooms

  • Workshop

  • Overheads/Floorplan

Custom Content included in both versions of home:

Custom Content included in the fully furnished version only:

Custom Content not included in either version:

For the furnished version, it’s also important to note that I used the Frontier Finds store set and the Fraud Log in the home.  I also used objects from all three expansions.  For the unfurnished version, you should at least have Late Night, if you want the jacuzzi.