Queen's Decor ~ Recolors for The Sims 2 & Sims 4

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Here is why the news about paywalls today is so important:

The primary reasons are because: 1) The old "ruling" was made by ONE EA staff member and was posted in a forum. So anytime people quoted the 2-3 week early access rule, there was always that potential pushback of "That was years ago, and the guru who stated that isn't even in the company anymore etc." This is recent (this year, this month), and posted on EA's OFFICIAL FAQ for the sims. 2) There was a screenshot that was being spread around of that same guru making other statements about meshes that some people purposefully misinterpreted to mean that they could paywall if the mesh was 100% theirs. This was always untrue, however a lot of people in the alpha CC community were so desperate for $$$ that they took that misinterpretation and ran with it. This statement debunks that screenshot entirely. 3) It indicates that EA SEEMS willing to enforce their policies. Because unlike Guru Drake's statement saying that EA isn't going to police CC, this not only has links and ACTIONABLE steps, but mentions the team will be reviewing them. The fact that this policy on mods/CC also goes hand in hand with another policy (about using EA's logos/etc) that I KNOW they have been very good at enforcing (The modder/CC maker Nando can testify to this as he got contacted by EA about his previews for one of his CC packs) gives me significant hope. I should also note that the strong use of phrases like "do not" "must be" and "cannot use" very much seems like they are behind this. 4) It gives the players the ability to cut through the bullshit of permapaywallers and tell them to shape up or fuck off. Over 90+% of modding communities are not like this one and operate on a donation only model of support for their mods. Usually what happens when people try to make their mods monetized is they are very plainly told what the expectations are for the community and that if they aren't going to follow them, to get out. This gives simmers the power to tell that to these people. Because they can't hide behind the excuses anymore. Now the important questions that remain: 1) What does this do to early access creators? Because the new policy seems very much to be anti-early access. People are very mixed on this right now, with some being very "monetization has ruined this community entirely it all should go" and some going "Well I don't mind early access but permapaywalls are bad". We'll see how this shakes out... 2) How will the community handle this new policy? Will creators who are currently permapaywalling quit and take their ball with them, or will they adapt to the new policies and just hope donations are enough? Will early access creators end up having to change policies? Will this lead to an exodus of creators, or a more thriving community as monetization becomes less of a priority? 3) What will perma-paywallers do in reaction? Although this kinda falls under the previous question, I think it is interesting to see what happens. Will perma-paywallers ignore this change and hope that EA does nothing? Will some of them try to lie and justify themselves to the community? Another question is....could some of them try to scrounge up enough money to try to legally challenge EA? [They wouldn't win, but I can speak from past experience they LOOOOVE legal threats.] And last but most importantly: 4) Will EA actually enforce this? My hope, is that this is a sign that they will. Since it's pretty stupid to massively update policies you don't plan on enforcing. But of course, this is EA...so we'll seeeee..

This is a very helpful summary of where we are and moving forward defining next steps. Thanks Mack!

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people: "but if early access is no longer an option, a lot of eacc creators will leave the community!"

me:

A poem comes to mind when I read this.

The Indispensable Man

Sometime when you’re feeling important; Sometime when your ego’s in bloom; Sometime when you take it for granted, You’re the best qualified in the room: Sometime when you feel that your going, Would leave an unfillable hole, Just follow these simple instructions, And see how they humble your soul.

Take a bucket and fill it with water, Put your hand in it up to the wrist, Pull it out and the hole that’s remaining, Is a measure of how much you’ll be missed. You can splash all you wish when you enter, You may stir up the water galore,

But stop, and you’ll find that in no time, It looks quite the same as before.

The moral of this poem: There’s no indispensable man.

It has come to our attention that EA has officially came out against permanent paywalls!!!!! Creators can still profit off their content as long as they are also made free to the public, like we’ve been saying this whole time *cough cough*

You may now direct creators who don’t follow those guidelines to this statement:

Thank you to everyone who did their part by sending a ticket or reaching out to a guru, this is a big deal. Glad EA is finally doing something about a huge portion of the CC creator communities exploitative practices.

About d*mn time! Also worth noting are two other critical statements needed to ensure that user's are held accountable with EA's policy, they are:

Policy, Reporting, and Enforcement. The full policy that also includes content above.

(Updated) TS4 Pinkbox AnYe - Recolors

Post has been updated to include AnYe's BW Dining Pillow mesh (see below). Thanks @pinkbox-anye!

It's all about AnYe (aka @pinkbox-anye), y'all! We go waaay back, back to Sims 2, she is also in my top list of Creators. AnYe is a kind, generous, and gentle soul who love to create for the Sims. Thanks AnYe for all you do!

This recolor set require Anye's meshes that are not included, direct links are provided. All meshes used in this set of recolors are free except for one (sorry, thought this set had been release for free), hope you already have it.

Refer to picture above for content describe below:

SYS Chair - mesh: https://www.patreon.com/posts/sys-60559908

Pillows (from l to r):

  • BW Dining - set Updated: Download mesh here.
  • Harvest - mesh: https://www.patreon.com/posts/harvest-42886746
  • Prio - mesh: https://www.patreon.com/posts/prio-61240391

Textures below are for all pillows.

Sonali Living Framed Art - mesh: https://www.patreon.com/posts/sonali-53793479

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Today is Juneteenth, which commemorates the ending of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, it was not enforced in the state of Texas due to a lack of Union troop presence and enforcement in the confederate state.

However on June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger and his regiment  entered Galveston, Texas to override the resistance to the law and to enforce the Executive Orders. Union Major-General Gordon Granger read General Orders, No.3 to the people of Galveston. It stated:

“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.”

Since 1865 black Americans have regarded June 19th as the official emancipation day, and on January 1, 1980, the state of Texas proclaimed June 19 an official state holiday thanks to the African American state legislator Al Edwards.

Well doesn't this paint such a pretty picture of Juneteenth history. Please read the article linked at the bottom of the page.

Although this post is mostly accurate there are a few facts that need to be adjusted or added. So let's start by cleaning up this post .

  • June 19, 1865, is the date that Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, TX, and announced the end of both the Civil War and slavery.
  • Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, had legally freed slaves in Texas on January 1, 1863, almost 2½ years earlier.
  • Because most slaves could not read or write, some slave masters withheld the information from their enslaved people, holding them enslaved through one more harvest season.
  • As families emigrated from Texas to other parts of the United States, they carried Juneteenth celebrations with them.

You may find this article an interesting read: https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/06/19/how-juneteenth-turned-texas-shameful-slave-legacy-into-an-international-celebration-of-freedom/

Born, raised, and lived in Texas.

~ MTQ

TS4 Sundays Sims - Recolors

Needless to say @sundays-sims is among my top five Creators. Her custom content is high quality, timely released for free, and she is one of the most friendliest Creator in this Community. Thank you Sundays for all you do, I appreciate you!

Recolors of the following sets (you will need the meshes, click on links):

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Anyone know where I can find this chair?

Found (See notes). Thanks everyone for your help, much appreciated. A special shout out to @bodaccia48 and @szanne7000. bodaccia48, you are right about your girl szanne7000, if she does not know where it is (cc's), it does not exist. Thanx!

Reblog this post if you are a Simblr who WILL NOT DELETE THEIR ACCOUNT

If you are found to be deactivated later on (Simblrs are going missing!), we will raise the alarm to Support that your account was deleted without your consent. This is a major issue right now and we need to protect and help each other. 

I’m not going anywhere!

Ditto. Not going anywhere.

TS4 Recolors - Lillian Bedroom

Before I get into the details of my latest upload, I must address the latest issues circulating tumblr.

ETHICS defined - moral principles that govern a person's behavior or the conducting of an activity.

It appears that some unethical behavior has once again raised its ugly head. Anyone involved in this scheme of "Doxxing" "Tracking", and/or "Black Listing" mean that they lack; integrity, honesty, values, and morals. Why would anyone knowingly conduct business with people that lack these basic qualities? Whatever you do protect yourself and stay safe.

Note:

  • My content has been and will continue to be free.
  • I do not upload my content on Patreon and have no future plan to do so.
  • I am not a member of any Patreon sites and only download from these sites once content has been released, for free, to everyone.

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Today's update includes recolors for Lillian's Bedrooms. The base colors are browns, black and white with splashes of bold colors.

  • For recolors to show in game meshes are needed and links are provided.
  • When a mesh is included with a recolor it will be noted.
  • Mesh converted by me is the mesh, nothing else is needed.
  • To see this complete set, search Lillian Bedroom.

This set includes the following:

Novvvas - Desierto Bedroom (blanket & pillows 1&2; meshes here)

Sundays-Sims - Solitude Bedroom (blanket & pillows; meshes here) and Uluwatu Set (floor baskets; meshes here)

TS2 To TS4 Milla & BNK - Coronett Chair & Blanket (Note: These are the meshes)

PlatinumLuxeSims - Chanel Luxe Cushion (mesh here) and TSR Ung999 - Living Avon Pillow (mesh here)

Nordica-Sims - February Gifts (Livy Pillow; mesh here)

B5Studio - Anonymity and Japanese Woodcut Art (not shown; meshes included)

Thank you to the following Creators: @novvvas @sundays-sims @xplatinumxluxexsimsx @nordica-sims TSR Ung999 and B5Studio.

Download: SimFileShare

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

What's Wrong With This Pic? If you guessed or know, the reflection is from the back of the mirror. I was elated to get my new PC (see this post), but unfortunately I've had numerous problems which I attribute to the graphic card. Every month my PC goes blank, nothing, nada and have had other graphic related issues. For example, loaded Sims 4 and got the error message "graphic card does not support game" (not the exact wording, but you get my drift.) Wait, what? I just loaded the game the day before. My graphic drivers just disappeared and had to be added back. To fix the "blank screen" problem, the tech folks said it's the bios and just need a reset, I say BS. I should not have to do this every month!

Back to the mirror issue. Most of us are aware of the EA mirror issue after one of those endless updates. Got that all fixed on my old PC, worked just fine after installing this graphic fix. So needless to say, this mirror issue was unexpected. After researching this problem I found it is both an AMD Radeon graphic card and EA problem with both pointing the finger at each other that so far, neither have provided a solution/fix.

Note: Up to now, I have always used Nvidia, but because of supply shortages I was stuck with AMD Radeon.

As a FYI for those of you with plans to upgrade or purchase a PC or who have a Radeon 5000 or 6000 (mine is 6900) series and wondering what the H*ll, here is news you may be able to use.

(Note: I have not tried this fix, working on replacing with Nvidia.)

TS4 - Art

Hope 2022 has been good and you had fun bringing it in. My neighbors sure had a blast New Year's Eve, literally. They were shooting fireworks and guns, not sure if alcohol was involved but with all the carrying on I'm pretty sure they were all "two sheets to the wind". I slept in the family room (it's in the middle of the house) just in case the house caught on fire or a bullet flew through my window. Last night I could hear a pin drop, guess they were working on that hangover. I had to check to see if the neighbors had all moved. Didn't have a problem seeing either, because "Griswold" who lives across the street had allll his lights on.

Anywho, have some paintings for you guys....

  • In game pictures, no reshade.
  • Mesh is included with recolors if Creator is no longer active.
  • Link provided to mesh that's not included.
  • My converted file is the mesh, nothing more is needed.
  • Wall by @tilly-tiger and Rug by @rusticsims-blog

Enjoy!

DaerOn - LH Painting Recolors (mesh included) Note: If anyone is interested in the chairs/ottoman recolors let me know.

TSR Padre - Zenotta Lounge I Recolors (need mesh)

Mango Sims (2T4) - Trend Painting

Note: This is the mesh file.

Time to start something new and trust the wonder of new beginnings. Be blessed in 2022. ~ MTQ

Honing my skills using Reshade. Feedback welcome.

Hi! Are the classic motorcycle paintings in your main picture yours and available to download? If so, could I have the link please? Your conversions etc are fantastic! Thank you!

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Hello! I'm so glad you like that set! Yes, the paintings are my recolors and will be available for download after the 1st of the year. Fingers crossed and barring any other PC technical difficulties (I've had 2 major in-house adjustments and 3 interventions by technical support) I'll stay on schedule.

Wishing all of you Peace, Joy, & Happiness.

Hello! I was just wondering if you allow conversion of your objects to TS3? In a Christmas conversion mood and love your xmas signs, mugs, basically all your Christmas cc! Either way, appreciate your lovey creations and hope you have a lovely a day!

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Go for it! These are old conversions so let me know if you have problems. Also, please give credit to the original creators.

Testing 1 2 3

For most of this year my PC was slowly dying and completely shut down a couple of weeks ago. It was a good PC at the time (2012), with all the bells and whistles for a pre-made system that was perfect for Sims 2 and in the beginning for Sims 4. However, Sims 4 proved to be a bit much. It was not just the game but all the other stuff (resources) needed to create for this game.

This go 'round I decided to have my "system" built from the ground up with plenty of room for expansion. After several consultations, debates, and a ton of money, I have my new PC.

I've had my PC for a little over a week and have been busy installing needed software and files, learning new/updated software (ie, Windows 11, Photoshop, etc.). FYI, Windows 11 have some useful new features such as the cut/copy/paste functions...just Wow!! This simple change has changed my life. Yea, I know a little dramatic and I've digressed.

The purpose of this post is to test how I will post my downloads in the future since I have not posted downloads in a while. Humor me please.

See Ya Soon!

MTQ