09/03/2012

KIA









I really did think that my longest lasting hobby ever had died until I saw a picture of a bed, a basic bed made up of a few rectangles. I opened milkshape, uvmapper and my trusty rusty photoshop elements 3 and got to it. I got carried away with the enjoyment of simply making things. Sometimes you can work your butt off but it never quite gets to what you want it to be and this lot just flowed, probably because I wasn't thinking of the sharing with everyone thing which creates enormous pressure btw. Testing time produced a few flaws for game play but I managed to sort them out without major migraines.

I know that there are fewer updates for Sims 2 nowadays but the game isn't over until we say it is. It is a wonderfully creative outlet with very few constraints and endless possibilities. I am still learning things five years on from when I first started.

Back to Kia; different bits can be used in different rooms. As I hate having routing issues in a hallway and sims need a place to put their bills,preferably next to a front door, I designed the console table to be slim enough so that they could pass by it. There are 3 extra deco slots for very small things....so choose wisely, ie, the orchid-in-sisalbasket needs to be rotated to fit well on the sides. Leave the middle space for post unless you only play to decorate.

The two cube endtable fits snugly under the big appartment life window but will only hold objects with cheat "moveobject on". Why? I haven't the foggiest. If you have Al you can stack them as high as you want and come up with all sorts of combinations. If not, everything is still base game compatible.

The only repository part are the baskets slaved to the orchid and a fair few separate recolours for each. Oh and the wardrobe is completely empty. Small picture frame is slaved to BV poster and the wall frames are slaved to the Olive Peynter with 3 new painting recolours.

Well, there you go. I can't think of anything else apart from that sisal baskets rule forever! ...and I babbled....alot.

17 new meshes and a collection file included in the download. I hope you enjoy using this as much as I enjoyed making it.

ps, pictured but not included: bedding and brown shade lamp from Aurore, catnip from Pebbles and squiggly lamp from Bamboozled.

UPDATE 13 March: the bed was not recolourable so that should be fixed. The updated bed is included in the main download.







70 comments:

  1. This is awesome...to see you back and the set on itself too.
    I will enjoy this very much.

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  2. this is wonderful. I really love your stuff. Thank you so much for all your hard work and imagination.

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  3. Nat, it's wonderful to see you're open once more, with a beautiful new set for us. "Kia" is just gorgeous, a wonderful re-opening set, sending lots of love and big hugs, judith.

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  4. This set is just beautiful Natalie, I´m so glad to see you are back!♦

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  5. Goddamn, this is awesome. Thank you so much.

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  6. I'm so glad that you are enjoying creating things once again! This is a fabulous set and I can't wait to use it; thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work with us!

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  7. Thankyou all so much for the lovely support! It means alot to me!

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  8. Love that set!!! Thank you!

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  9. Sims 2 definitely isn't dead! I'm so glad that you haven't abandoned it, since you're one of the best creators for it out there. And this set is just fabulous as always. Thank you!

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  10. I'm so glad to see you back!! Love the set!! Thank you so much!!!

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  11. This set is just lovely! So glad to see you back, though I hope you'll continue to just enjoy it, rather than worrying about "sharing with everyone thing." And when you do share, I hope you know how very much it's appreciated!

    Thank you!

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  12. I 100% agree with the anonymous above me. :) Thank you for everything you've ever done.

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  13. The set looks beautiful; I already have plans to sprinkle it heavily throughout some homes. Thank you for sharing....and I'm glad you're back.

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  14. I agree, sisal baskets rule forever! :P

    Thank you Nat, for creating this set and for sharing it with everyone.

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  15. As usual, this set looks perfect and I look forward to adding it to my game. I just love everything you make! Thank you so much <3

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  16. I wish my real life looked like your work - it makes me happy just looking at it :D Sublime textures - thank you for the pretties!

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  17. This is just beautiful. <3 And it's great to see that you and your blog are back! Thank you for sharing.

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  18. It just became gorgeous!! This is an awesome and perfect reopening for your blog. You're awesome Natalie! Thanks for always sharing your hard work with us!
    <3
    ~Gigi

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  19. This is fantastic. I am so glad you got bitten by the creative bug!! Thank you!!!

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  20. Oh my. Thankyou for such lovely comments!

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  21. Buggy, thank you so much for these fabulous creations! Great that you're back :)

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  22. Thank you for this awesome set :))

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  23. This is a gorgeous set! You're right about Sims 2 not being over until we say so; I'm certainly loving it more almost a decade after it was released. I can also empathize with how sometimts creative things just flow - I don't create for Sims, but the feeling transfers across all areas of creativity. Items from this set are going to get muchly-used in my game. Sisal rules! Thank you for making.

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  24. Yay! It's absolutely lovely and I almost squealed of happiness when I saw this update, lovely to see something from you again. Can't wait to use it. <3

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  25. This set is fantastic! I really love it (and the fact that I can access your site again). =)

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  26. It turned out so lovely!! thanks a lot for sharing. I am glad to see the blog back up and you enjoying this game again... I think all the comments speak for itself, this game still has it!!! xoxox Hannie18

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  27. Great to see you back creating Nat! I absolutely love Kia! I'm glad that you're still with Sims 2. :)

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  28. Absolutely incredible! Thank you so much, Nat!
    Heaps of love,
    Sharon

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  29. I don't know what to say apart from thank you all so very much for the glowing feedback. Cheers a million!

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  30. ASBSFJPÄÅ THANK YOUU!!! <33333


    -Maron

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  31. Ooh Nat...This is absolutely stunning!!! You're such an awesome and talented artist!!! Having a break was a cool thing to do!!! I'm having mine now but before I get to play I have to have all those goodies you and other great artists create for us!!!

    Thanks again,
    Chrisa

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  32. Yay, you're back! :D And wow, what an amazing set! I love it! And I'm envious of my Sims who get to use it. :)

    And you're right, even if fewer people are creating for Sims 2 these days, people are still creating, and playing. The game definitely isn't over!

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  33. I love all your work, I follow you from ModTheSims. I have all your downloads, and I love this, specially. It reminds me my mother's paints. I hope you understand my english, it's not my native language. Thank you for share your work.

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  34. I can only add my praise of the wonderful work you do and the fact that there are still creators out there who haven't abandoned those of us who still play Sims 2. Thanks so much, Buggy. Your kindness and talents are much appreciated and beloved.

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  35. Thank you! We have missed you so much! As usual you have created another breath taker. This set is just sooo beautiful!
    jasonpam

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  36. Thanks for the gorgeous set and for sharing it with the rest of us!

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  37. Buggy, you continue to make the most wonderful things. Thank you so much for sharing with us. I'm happy you're still in it!

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  38. Woah, this is such awesome and beautiful set, it's beyond words! Thank you so so much for sharing it!

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  39. love all the stuff you make, please please please convert them to the sims 3

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  40. Thank you so much for this lovely set. You're very talented and have always been one of my fave creators. What's great, and more important, is that you enjoyed yourself so much in creating this set. That's the way it should be. First thing I did when I seen it was to turn my laptop around so my oldest daughter could see it. I am looking forward to using this in many of my sim homes. :)

    Dominie

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  41. MTQ had made recolours of this set she made me noticed you realized a new set I already adore, this is a new MUST HAVE ! You're the best Natalie.
    Thank you very much !
    Kweenie

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  42. Ah, it's nice that there's still S2 lovers, but tbh, S3 ate my life... is so much better!!

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  43. I just came across your blog, and all I can say is wow! Your skill with textures is amazing. Your objects look so real, yet still fit with the general style of the game. I for one still love Sims 2 and am always thrilled to find a new source of quality CC. Thank you so much for sharing your creations!

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  44. I am a bit overwhelmed by all the feedback actually and again, thankyou!

    I do strive to make things so that they will blend to a certain extent with the in-game stuff and also have a quality that makes you feel you could reach out and touch them for real, even if they have a cartoony look. If anyone else feels the same way that makes me so happy.

    As for the S3 is better type comments, they are rather misplaced here. I could say that I enjoy the creating process for Sims 2 and that creating for Sims 3 would be a very dull chore for me personally. That is not a sweeping statement about either game or any indication of what others feel. It is simply personal preference.

    There are plenty of people playing Sims 2, plenty playing both games, plenty who prefer Sims 2, plenty who prefer Sims 3 etc. Almost 3 years along, the Sims 2 should be totally dead and that is not the case. That speaks for itself. There are fewer updates for both games frankly as I think many creatives have gone off to other pastures and so what? It's not a competition. It is about enjoying what feels good for each player.

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  45. hi buggy - it's mocha. thanks for letting me know that you've reopened the site. its great to have you back and i love the new set. your stuff is always top notch and i'm so happy that you continue to create for s2. and just like like your kitchens and planters i will get a ton of use out of this set. thanks so much for sharing your pretties with us.

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  46. My favourite creator did it again. Yay!
    Everything is perfectly well done.
    Thank you very much
    for creating and sharing such a beautiful, quality crafted set.

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  47. Fabuleux set!! ravie de voir que tu crée à nouveau!!...tes créations nous manquaient trooooooop!!!!
    Léhahia

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  48. WOOOOOOW....Totally Luv it....You r awesome.

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  49. Good to see you still creating. Thank you for sharing this pretty set wity us.

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  50. This is awesome...to see you back and the set on itself too.
    I will enjoy this very much.Kia

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  51. Hi, I've visited your site the first time now...And I am sooooooo...WOW, your creations are wonderful, beautyful, fantastic...Really great work! greets, Jessica from Germany (rainy, cold Germany:)

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  52. I for one must say thank you for your extremely beautiful creation and I will use it with care, love and respect since I do not yet know you but feel as if I do. I am new to the Sims2 family and love living it. Like so many I wish we could really live it but since we can't then it is played and played with friends new and old. This is where I say thank you once again and welcome to this newbies family of great creators and players and new friends. They all say welcome back and since I didn't know you then I say welcome home and hope to see many of your wonderful ideas come to life.

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  53. Thank you for these; they are gorgeous. As is everything else you have made! I've only just discovered this site but it made me ridiculously happy to see a recent post. I'm glad you're still finding enjoyment in the Sims :)

    I go through stretches of not playing and then, out of the blue, experience this massive, obsessive urge to load my game or find cc. Anyway. Your work is lovely and thank you for sharing!

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  54. Bonjour! vos créations sont magnifiques et soignées, superbes ! Merci

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  55. Love it, Buggy.

    And hope so much you're fine again.

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  56. Gorgeous set! I usually stick to Victorian or Medieval but cannot resit this set :)

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  57. I love this set. Thank you, thank you.

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  58. This is so lovely. I wish I had the energy to learn to create like this!

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  59. Buggy, Wow this Set is Beautiful as usual, thank you so much for all your Gorgeous Creations. you have always inspired me over the years, especially when you create something new.
    thanks again. from downunder2006

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  60. Lovely set, with nice, simple lines. Thank you.

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  61. Thank you for making this beautiful set! I just found it and I LOVE IT!! :D

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  62. You make such awesome stuff! Thank you for sharing!!

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  63. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart! I have been stuck at home resting for awhile now and so I broke out all my old Sims 2 games. Finding all these quality extras has kept my spirits up. It really is the simple things in life!

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  64. aww.. I love this tone color, It's really beautiful !
    Thank You ♥♥ > <)

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  65. I put in the cheat code and they still aren't stacking...what should I do?

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  66. I didn't kbow your blog, but your creations are stunning. Thanks a lot :)
    But I couldn't download the updated bed because the link is broken :(

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  67. Nice and beautiful. Thank you !!!

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  68. I have AL and the buggers still won't stack. I even used the cheat code. Any advice?

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  69. I couldn't answer before so I don't know if you'll read this:

    With AL you can move them up and down the walls so and they will look like they are stacked, not actually "stacked", probably the wrong choice of wording.

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