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  • Sarila as a Sim

    Sarila as a Sim

    (Note: Sarila’s name is pronounced as “Sa-reel-la” with a hard e sound)

    For the past few days, I’ve been working on making a sims version of Sarila that is as close to the character as the sims will allow for (during the Middles Ages part of her life). Unlike Sara Yootz, I’m not going to actually play the game as her. This is more of something for her character sheet. I read a post by another author talking about how they build their worlds for their novels in minecraft. But I’ve always been more of a sims person, so this is my version of doing that. So far it’s been super helpful, especially trying to build the house they live in.

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  • Cottage Living Playthrough: Skye Aston

    Cottage Living Playthrough: Skye Aston

    I started watching James Turner’s Rags to Riches in The Sims 4 Cottage Living a little bit ago. This inspired me to play cottage living with very few packs to focus on just that one pack.

    I created a sim, Skye Aston, and bought the small/cheaper house in the village area of Henford. She is available on the gallery. There’s two versions: one with 1 piece of CC and one without any CC at all. I prefer the CC version; it includes a bandage on her left forearm.

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  • Sims 4 Campfire Mod Update

    Sims 4 Campfire Mod Update

    Back in 2018, I made a sims 4 mod to stop the outdoor retreat campfires from setting everything and everyone on fire. At some point between then & now, one of EA’s updates to the game moved the campfire interactions (like adding logs), which made them disappear for anyone using this mod.

    Today I’ve updated my sims 4 campfire mod so it works with EA’s changes. Now your sims can use all the campfire interactions again! All without the purely random chance of bursting into flames 👍

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  • Yootz Story & “Get Jinxed!”

    Yootz Story & “Get Jinxed!”

    So, related to the previous post: the reason I changed that package for Atom was to work on the story I’ve had in my head about the Yootz Family I’ve been playing as in the Sims 4 on and off since like 2016. They’re currently a bunch of vampires, I set the life span in the save to long, and I haven’t played the sims that regularly over the years so I haven’t played them that much, but they’ve evolved as the game itself has.

    Please note: This is a super early rough draft (probably not even the first draft, really)

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  • Customized Markdown Images: An Atom Plugin

    Customized Markdown Images: An Atom Plugin

    To write stories about my sims 4 main family, I’m trying using the markdown editing abilities of Atom. I tried GhostWriter, but it simply doesn’t even correct for special characters for itself.

    So I took markdown-image-assistant and made my own little version of it markdown-image-assistant-useSameDir that puts the image in the same directory and can handle special characters in the file names of the images, because heck knows I wouldn’t be able to change how the sims 4 names it’s images. Bleh.

    I managed to get it submitted to Atom’s website but it’s all blank. Which isn’t very helpful, but it will do for now. At least the package & code it’s online so if anything happens to this old rig I’m still using, then I won’t just lose the changes I made to that code.

  • Started Jacq’s Labz

    Started Jacq’s Labz

    This is the original “Hello World” post. It generated when I created the Jacq’s Labz blog/site on a wordpress.com subdomain.

    If you find posts with a date before this one, that means I post-dated them. Obviously based on when I actually worked on that project.