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2020-01-01 12:00 am

Un Amour Éternel - A Prologue.

Welcome to Un Amour Éternel, Yuxi's TS2-crap-dump! I dig decorating, storytelling, making pretty pixel people and posting random lounge music, amongst other things. Older content (like old hair retextures/conversions) can be found on my Livejournal, and a masterlist of most of my stuff can be found here.

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Links, credits and inspiration. )

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If you need to contact me, you can do so via GoS, Tumblr, Livejournal or here - commenting on Dreamwidth doesn't require an account.
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2014-06-30 09:05 pm
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[Clothing] GoS Sims Challenge gifts

Short story short, I've been running the monthly Sim Challenges at GoS and making participation prizes for them. Here are the oldest two for those who missed the December and January challenges.

Outfit Information
File name: yuxi-clothing-AFMelTroubledTunicCrimecraftBoots
Polycount: F3812 V3034
Morphs: Yes.
Categories: Everyday.
Hands: Tenshii's smoother hands, Maxis hands (optional).
Last updated: November 2013.




Outfit Information
File name: yuxi-clothing-AFTRSamanthaNishimura
Polycount: F5380 V4199
Morphs: Yes.
Categories: Everyday.
Hands: Tenshii's smoother hands, Maxis hands (optional).
Last updated: December 2013.



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2014-05-02 11:49 pm

Egg Hunt stuff + Blind Date gift for Shadowfell.

Haylooo. Have some stuff from GoS events. Not going to be terribly verbose today - lack of sleep is a brain killer.

Blind Date gift for Shadowfell.


A TSM and a TS3>TS2 outfit conversion. (click the pictures to go to the post!)

Outfit Information
File name: yuxi-clothing-AMWizardGoldBeltBuckle
Polycount: F3816 V2622
Morphs: No.
Categories: Everyday, outerwear. (Also enabled for EM)
Hands: Tenshii's smoother hands, Maxis hands (optional).
Last updated: February 2014.



Outfit Information
File name: yuxi-clothing-AFWorldsCollide
Polycount: F7300 V8217 (pretty high due to the boots)
Morphs: Yes.
Categories: Everyday.
Hands: Tenshii's smoother hands, Maxis hands (optional).
Last updated: February 2014.



Egg Hunt stuff


I contributed two eggs to the GoS Egg Hunt this year. First one included retextures of a room screen by Moirae, and of the dragon scroll objects from the game extracted by Lmhjws/Clutter-a-holic.






The second egg was a TS3>TS2 conversion from the Gentleman First outfit from the Steampunk Savvy store set. The boots are by aikea-guinea.





Back to hibernation.
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2014-02-19 04:46 pm
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Tutorial: Attaching Tenshii~Akari's smooth hands to tops/outfits.

Here's a tutorial I posted on GoS a little while ago - I thought it might be useful to put it on here, too.

Attaching Tenshii~Akari's smooth hands to tops or outfits.



I noticed some frustrated flailing about using these, so I thought it might be useful to write a little tutorial about them. This is a basic tutorial: It's extremely easy for those who are comfortable with Milkshape, but it was written to be understandable for those who are less confident with the program. Swapping hands is like swapping shoes, but a lot easier. So if you've done that before, this is a walk in the park for you. This will just cover the meshing bit, nothing else.

What are Tenshii's smooth hands?
Tenshii~Akari posted a number of lovely body meshes over at Sim-Oasis a few years back, which feature smoother hands and more detailed feet. The hands are basically edits of the Maxis hands, so they have the same mapping - they're just less blocky. They are interesting for those who prefer a more realistic aesthetic and are put off by the original hands. The drawback is that they do kick up the mesh's total polycount (by about 1800), putting the total polycount on the same level as the average TS3>TS2 clothing mesh. If you can use those without noticing lagging in your game, you ought to have no problems.

Here is a comparison:


What you'll need:
- A recent version of Milkshape
- Unimesh plugins by Wes_H
-msAlignNormals plugin by demon432
-The smooth hands pack I prepared for you.
This archive includes the separated hands for all the ages and genders, cut off at the forearm. The normals and seams are matched to the game's standard naked meshes. They are in .simpe format, so that you can easily import them into your project with bones and comments intact.


Make sure you're working on a duplicate file, or have a back-up somewhere. You might end up deleting a face or vertex that you didn't mean to delete.

Attaching to bare arms )

Attaching to longsleeves )

Again, double check it in-game to see if there is anything that you might have missed. And that is it. Easy, right? Many thanks to Tenshii~Akari for her open policy - remember to credit her if you use these.

Please feel free to post questions or point out anything that is unclear.
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2014-02-09 05:53 pm

[Neighbourhood Decoration] Empire Earth 2

Firstly, I must give credit to the lovely Podchacha for the idea of extracting buildings from strategy games to use as 'hood deco, because it is brilliant. Thank you!

These are conversions of buildings from the game Empire Earth 2, edited to be used as neighbourhood decoration for Sims 2. It's mostly medieval Western and medieval East-Asian architecture (along with some Greek buildings). They look decent enough from lot view as well, but some will have some missing faces only visible from bottom-up. So, you know... don't put those close to lots if it bothers you. Still looks better than what the game does to your own lots, though. They're placeable everywhere, too. Credits go to Mad Doc Software for making this game, naturally.

Here's an impression of what it looks like in neighbourhood view:


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The stuff on the island in this picture is not included. The pagoda and the little houses are by Podchacha, and the tower is by Lethe_s/Sunni.

And here are overviews showing everything that is included. They're huge, so I'm going to link to them instead:
One
Two
Three

You can find them in the 'Miscellaneous' section of the 'hood deco catalogue, except for a little fire pit not pictured (you can find that under 'Stones').

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2014-02-07 09:23 pm

Public announcement.

Dear 小魔女碧碧,


I know you're going to see this, so let me take this opportunity to kindly ask you to

stop selling my stuff on Taobao.

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2014-01-28 02:15 pm

[Clothing] TS3's Faux Faux Fabulous

Last thing for a while, I swear! Maybe. I'm just terrible at keeping stuff to myself.

This is TS3's Faux Faux Fabulous dress for TS2, with that infamous extra cleavage added to it (which originally came from a hidden outfit in TS2). I only noticed there was already a conversion out there when I was almost done, but I think the boob-swap makes it different enough to justify putting it here anyway.
There is a wee bit of clipping at the bottom during walking. I tried everything I could do reduce it, but when I found out it does the same even in TS3 I just gave up. So avoid this one if that bothers you.

Outfit Information
File name: yuxi-clothing-AFFauxFauxFabulous
Polycount: F3689 V2859
Morphs: Yes.
Categories: Everyday, formal.
Hands: Tenshii's smoother hands, Maxis hands (optional).
Last updated: 28 January 2014.





Fake Static Noise - Fall (feat. Laurie Webb)
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2014-01-27 11:01 am

[Clothing] TS3's 'Elven Armor' + 'Sylvan' for AM

Yet again some TS3-TS2 conversions, this time originally posted to the wonderful Plumb Bob Keep. This is the 'Elven Armor' from Dragon Valley, and the 'Sylvan' outfit from the Faire Folk set. These things are entirely too addictive.

File name: yuxi-clothing-AMDragonValleyElvenArmor
Polycount: F4552 V5006
Morphs: Yes
Categories: Everyday
Hands: Maxis hands, Tenshii's smooth hands
Last updated: 19 January 2014.



Cut for swatch )



File name: yuxi-clothing-AMTS3FaireFolkSylvan
Polycount: F3982 V3814
Morphs: Yes
Categories: Everyday.
Hands: Maxis hands, Tenshii's smooth hands
Last updated: 26 January 2014.



Cut for swatch )

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2014-01-20 10:38 am

Tumblr follower gift -TS3-TS2 Eight Button Trench Coat

This will likely get lost in the maelstrom that is Tumblr, so I'll repost it here for easier reference.

A cute little trench coat that came with the Mother Russia set from the TS3 store, with boots ripped from RE6. Has both morphs. Includes a mesh for smoother hands by Tenshii~Akari and one for Maxis hands - delete the one you don't want.

Outfit Information
File name: yuxi-clothing-AFEightButtonTrenchCoat
Polycount: F2331 V1855
Morphs: Yes.
Categories: Everyday, outerwear.
Hands: Tenshii's smoother hands, Maxis hands (optional).
Last updated: 20 January 2014.




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2014-01-01 10:06 am

12 Days of GoSMas - 12 TS3toTS2 outfits

This was my contribution to the 2013 Advent over at GoS. This post will serve as a back-up of these files, and for easier troubleshooting.

Here's some general info about these files:
- Files are compressed and all previews are included.
- All outfits have both preg- and fatmorphs and are for AM and AF only.
- All outfits include an extra mesh labelled 'smoothhands': This mesh uses Tenshii~Akari's smooth hands, which makes the hands appear well, smoother, as visible in the previews. The regular mesh uses the regular Maxis hands. Delete the mesh you don't want - you can't use both at the same time.

1. Leonid & Lyubov




From the Mother Russia set: Russian Wrap with Valenki Boots for AF + Wool Trenchcoat with TS3 base game loafers for AM.
Cut for swatches )




2. Whitechapel




Count M coat with loafers for AM + In Stride waistcoat (with boots ripped from Resident Evil's Jill Valentine) for AF.
Cut for swatches )



3. Chumemin




Kingly Attire with Riding Boots (from the Palace of Versailles store set) for AM + Conservative Couture with TS3-base game high-heeled boots for AF.
Cut for swatches )



4. Iuvenes




Left Side Warning with SynapticSim's boots for AM + Knock 'em Out skirt and top with TS3-base game sneakers for AF.
Cut for swatches )

Additional Credits: SynapticSim for the boots. Images from Vintage Printables (one of my new favourite sites - so useful!)



5. Soul Anatomy




Boldness Beckons with loafers for AM + The Poet's Muse with Gothplague's slingbacks (edited to remove the original bow) for AF.
Cut for swatches )
Additional Credits: Gothplague.




6. Papillon




Long Mandarin Coat with loafers for AM + Boldness Beckons with Jill boots for AF.
Cut for swatches )



Note: The Long Mandarin Coat has some seriously messed up animations, visible when the sim is walking. Please don't redistribute that mesh with recolours/defaults until I've fixed it. I wish I could do it faster but it's being baffling and infuriating.
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2013-11-22 11:40 am
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[Hair retexture] Cazy 84 Mystical

Hello! Have a hair retexture for a change, of Cazy's Mystical/84. This hair quite intrigued me when I saw it for TS3, but I only recently noticed it has a TS2 version, too. Uses my own textures blended with Cazy's, and it only works for AM-YAM-EM. The mapping on the right side was a bit sassy, but I hope I managed a compromise with the highlights and everything.

Credits go to Cazy for the mesh and textures I edited.







Swatch )


< Dropbox >
Mesh included for convenience.
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2013-10-20 08:36 pm

[Objects + windows] Backlog.

This is some old stuff that I hadn't posted here yet.


For the Yesterday is History theme, retextures of Sims Design Avenue's Church windows. I edited the meshes a wee bit to correct some normals and wonky mapping, so naturally they are included.






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A trade with Maron over at the Big Trade-off: An antique Chinese bedroom ripped from Resident Evil 6.
Cut for big picture )

Go here to download.

And lastly, a Tumblr gift: Two objects from Unreal 3 and some cutesy mugs and animanga posters. Credit for the mug mesh to Yuliya - it's included.



Cut for two more pictures. )


< Unreal 3 objects & Cutesy objects >

That is all from me for now. As for GoS, I hope we'll be able to bring you news soon. I can only say that we are not letting it die.
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2013-08-08 09:42 pm
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[Clothing] Prospero + Sojourner + Diender AM outfits

Here is a little backlog of stuff I posted at the Plumb Bob Keep over the last few months: Three pseudo-medieval outfits for yon adult lads. For all three, the top parts are based on Maxis outfits, the bottom parts on Dragon Age 2 boots, and the textures were partly borrowed from Skyrim. I have one more outfit in this vein to finish, but we'll see how that goes.

File name: yuxi-clothing-AMtunicBethBoots
Polycount: F3142 V2122
Morphs: Yes
Categories: Everyday
Hands: Maxis hands, Tenshii's smooth hands
Last updated: 11 June 2013.



Cut for swatch )



File name: yuxi-clothing-AMTravellersRobe
Polycount: F2901 V2151
Morphs: Yes
Categories: Everyday, outerwear.
Hands: Maxis hands, Tenshii's smooth hands
Last updated: 14 June 2013.



Cut for swatch )



File name: yuxi-clothing-AMtabardbeltedboots
Polycount: F2838 V2130
Morphs: No
Categories: Everyday.
Hands: Maxis hands, Tenshii's smooth hands
Last updated: 7 August 2013.



Cut for swatch )

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2013-07-25 02:26 pm

[Object retexture] Foliage and spider web overlays

Well, let's not beat around the bush:
I slapped a bunch of foliage textures from Tomb Raider Underworld and Devil May Cry on two of Aikea's wall writing meshes. You'll also get some spider webs, because they're just dusting away in my game at this point. For more versatility, put the meshes on a shiftable OMSP so you can plaster them on columns and balconies and such.

I did a small edit of both of these objects so that all the textures show up on the back as well - this should make them more useful while decorating with moveobjects on and snapobjectstogrid off. For this to work, you'll need to remove "MESH_aikea_guinea-HalfHeightWallWriting_OrderOfTheReptile.package" and "MESH_Aikea_Guinea-Object_TwoTileWallWriting" from your downloads folder if you already have them.

Preview of the foliage (14 textures in total, not all shown - plants on the floor aren't included):


My preview for the webs turned out shitty, so here is the picture I made them for to start with (5 textures in total):


Apologies, no swatches at this moment - I'll add them when I have a little more time. I hope these are useful to some of you!

Credits to aikea-guinea for the meshes, Capcom and Eidos/Crystal Dynamics for the foliage texture, and the brush creators whose brushes I used for the webs. I just put everything in a recolour package.


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2013-06-21 09:20 pm
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[Objects] Desidere - DMC4 lighting and trinkets

It's ornate o'clock and I have a little dump of DMC4 conversions for you. Mostly lighting, plus some decorative trinkets. I'd like to attempt converting some doors and arches next - if I manage to not make them explode, heh.

I don't have a lot of time for fancy previews at this moment, but hopefully these are clear enough to show what's included. Most of the lighting is probably fit for a world lit by fire, too.



Cut for two pictures. )


Credits to Capcom for the meshes and textures - I only wrestled with them to make them work in TS2. Also to Sunni over at Plumb Bob Keep for one of her braziers that I cloned to get the fire effect on the large brazier - I tried adding it myself but BHAVs go completely over my head.


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2013-06-10 11:09 am
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[Columns] Arduin - Ten columns from Devil May Cry 4

I posted this to GoS last week, figured it was time I posted it here, too - for the sake of organization and all.

Right, this is exactly what it says on the label: 10 columns converted from Devil May Cry 4. I love me some columns - they're such an easy way to spice up uninspired square rooms. Unfortunately that part of my catalogue was a bit lacking, so in an attempt to rectify that somewhat I turned to DMC and its pretty, pretty graphics and extracted a bunch of them.



All files are Compressed, the preview pictures are included. All credits go to Capcom, I just wrestled with the files and textures a bit to make them work in TS2.

Now, previews of all the included variations:

Cut so these don't kill any reading pages. )


< Dropbox or Box.net >
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2013-05-27 10:24 pm

[Durante] Devil May Cry 4 lighting + bonus column and pedestal.

I've been a bit inactive lately, so here's a little set to make up for it. Like the title says, these are some items ripped from Devil May Cry 4: A wall sconce, a candelabra, a two-story chandelier, a little stone pedestal and a column. The lights are similar to the Spencer candles I extracted from Resident Evil, so if you liked those, you might like these too.

It's late and I'm too tired for proper preview pictures, so you'll have to do with these. All textures and meshes by Capcom, I just fiddled with them to make them work in TS2. Files are compressed, previews included.

Forgot to mention, you need University for the candelabra and Mansion & Gardens for the chandelier. Polycounts are all well in the Maxis range - even the chandelier, surprisingly enough.








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2013-03-31 05:18 pm
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[Prisonic] Mauretania door/arch retextures

Another little something from the old bargain bin: Some semi-grungy retextures of the 'Chiclettina ‘Mauretania’ Beveled Glass door' (and its matching arch) that came with the base game. Nothing ornate, not even anything that is overly kaput, just some doors that were probably never much to look at to begin with.






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And with that I bid you adieu.
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2013-03-24 05:08 pm
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Ai mia mia.

Well, let me just take a feather duster and wipe the mould off this place. I've been a bit AWOL - my monitor broke, then I broke some fingers at work, more issues reared their ugly heads and then I kind of lost interest in everything with keyboards. Tough life.

Anyway, I got crafty with the monitor so it sort of works for now. I decided to clean out my hell-basket of a HD and found this thing, and thought maybe someone would have use for it. It is basically the open robe from Kitchen and Bath stuff on a nude mesh, so you can slap any underwear on it. The briefs I used are by aikea-guinea.

Outfit Information
File name: yuxi-clothing-AMopenrobes
Polycount: F7051 V4774 (BlooM's sexyfeet up the count)
Morphs: No
Categories: Nightwear, underwear.
Hands: Maxis hands.
Last updated: 29 August 2012.




< Mediafire or Dropbox or Box.net >
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2012-12-29 06:47 pm

[Clothing] Fortune's Fool - Vest and loafers for AM

Well, slap me silly if it isn't an upload! I've been cleaning out my game lately, so of course I had to clutter it up by making new stuff immediately. I basically took aikea-guinea's edit of a Store outfit and had my way with it, swapping shoes, reshaping the trousers and then retexturing the thing.
I included two meshes, differing only in the hands - one for Tenshii's smooth hands, one for the Maxis hands. Delete the one you don't want or your game will just pick whichever version it fancies.

Outfit Information
File name: yuxi-clothing-AMvestloafers
Polycount: F2371 V1889 (Maxis hands)
Morphs: Yes.
Categories: Everyday.
Hands: Tenshii's smooth hands, Maxis hands.
Last updated: 29 December 2012.




< Mediafire or Dropbox or Box.net >

ETA
For the Magic and Fantasy theme over at GoS: I don't usually make genetics or make-up and the like, but I really wanted the eyes from Dragon Age's Lady of the Forest and the Desire Demon in my game. So I unceremoniously ripped their textures from the Dragon Age game, edited them to be usable with TS2 and ended up liking them enough to make a complete set.




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