The past several weeks have been very busy for me. Sadly that meant less time to work on mods and even less time to play The Sims. Fortunately my course is over and I have a bit of a break. I hope to use this time mostly to work on mods and CC, but will also like to return to the Smith Family for a bit. I probably won't make as much progress on either front as I did on my last break as I do have other stories I'm having fun playing out. For now feel free to follow the progress of my mod projects!
I am a simmer who loves playing The Sims, but also hates how limited they game can be at times. I, therefore play with a selection of mods and custom content. Mostly I find the lack of content for children very disturbing and look to increase it. Unfortunately childhood is a life stage that is not only forgotten by the original developers, but, also, seemed to be relatively forgotten by the custom content and moddng community.
Recently I have begun creating my own custom content to fill my needs. This all started when I needed a subtle eye scar for an OC that I wanted to create a sim for and has grown from there. I am also a web designer and have dabbled in programming as well. As such I find tuning mods to be fun and interesting challenges and have created one just for the fun of it.
Most recently a mod I have been using completely broke the UI of the game for all vampires. The Smiths, which is the current save game as of this writing, didn't have any, but I had been working on a storyline involving Morgana which required her to be turned as a child, which is what the mod allowed for. A took it upon myself to fix this mod. It has not been fully tested, but it reminded me that I have other ideas for mods that I would like to do and prompted me to create this section.
This section will list mods and custom content that I intend to release, but that is not yet ready for release, or has not yet been worked on. As previews of the content or mod become available and I upload them to the site, I will begin linking to them here. Once all the features I describe are implemented the mod or CC will be removed from this list and live only on the main section.
Child Vampire Manifestation was an interesting mod originally created by jerrycnh. I had another OC of mine that I wanted to create into a sim who was a vampire and a child so this was a perfect mod for me. Unfortunately the mod broke the UI after the Island Living update. I have applied a hotfix for this mod and managed to test many of the features, but I have more plans for this other than just a hotfix. Hence the new name. For your information, as teens, young adults, adults, and elders essentially use the same mesh in the Sims 4 any reference to adults below is actually reference to teens, young adults, adults, and elders unless otherwise specified.
Warning! Though I try to remain professional during all of my writing, my own personal bias is likely to show in the following introduction. I hope it is still informative and not just a rant. I apologize if things seem heated. Nothing below should be taken as an attack on the team at MAXIS or EA or The Sims itself.
While playing The Sims with auto aging turned off I noticed that children tend to be forgotten not only when it comes to new content such as clothing and accessories, but also new interactions. It is my belief that this is either done because EA pressures MAXIS too much and they feel they do not have the time to implemented animation for certain interactions for children or that MAXIS is simply getting lazy. Either way the plan for this mod is to add back some of the interactions and create proper animations for child sims.
An additional goal of this mod is to maintain compatibility with the True Child Vampire mod shown above so you can use both at the same time for an even more interesting experience.