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Hey everyone! My name is metalmoose and I retexture hair for The Sims 3. I retexture what I feel like playing with, but feel free to send me any suggestions!

Monday, August 29, 2011

My Body's Naked And Now I Am Free (Raon 36 Moose'd)

So I realize that I haven't posted anything in an obscenely long time; and I actually got some (one) complaint, which kind of makes me happy. So I got back on the retexture horse last night, and I discovered that my textures suck hard (Which is hilarious, because my last retexture was with my newest texture (which sucks)). Anyway, I spent all day making new textures, and I have a completely new method of retexturing, and it completely blows my previous method out of the water. And innovation is hot, right? Right. Fuck yes, it is. So I've finally perfected my textures, although there's a really good chance that I'll end up tweaking

So now that I'm finally happy with my textures, chances are that I'll post more, but not as much as I used to. I won't post as often as I used to because retexturing now takes much much longer than it used to (but it looks much, much better). 

The title of this hair is based on lyrics from my new favorite song, Rainbounce by Reptar. I REALLY recommend listening to it, its incredible, and they don't have all the fans that they deserve. 

Although I really love Raon's new textures, I decided to retexture it anyway due to the balding issue (very easily seen on the first image), and the fact that I really hate Raon's control, I just thought it looked weird and it didn't match my other CC, so retexturing it was the only option (that, or not use it). 

Anyway, as before, if you hate gifs, you can click the hair color to see the jpg version of the image. 

(Notice how the shine isn't displaced like before? New retexturing methods for the WIN.)

This is only available for adult females, because I have no idea how to age-convert things (THANK YOU DABOOBS).

Disclaimer: I didn't mesh this, although I wish I did, because it is beautiful. It was meshed by Raon, and can be found here

If you like what I do, please comment, subscribe, click an ad, or like my facebook page. (Although I prefer the ad clicks, I'd love to be able to buy stuff). 

Buenas noches mis cariños, 

P.S. (In Aqua): If you find any issues with my files, please let me know, and I'll fix everything. You can use my stuff for whatever you like, but please give me (and Raon, if you're feeling generous) credit, and NO PAYSITES.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Never For Money, Always For Love (Newsea Dream Glory Moose'd)

So I made a post on my facebook saying that I would have this up by 1 AM, and that ship has sailed. But whatever, here it is. I'm going to make this post quick. The title is based on a song by Miles Fisher called This Must Be The Place. As you can see, he is quite attractive, and that is him singing right there. So cool beans, yeah?


This be all ages thanks to DABOOBS.

Disclaimer: This wasn't meshed by me, it was meshed by Newsea. You can find the originals here, here, and here

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I'm Just An Animal, Looking For a Home,

P.S.(Aqua!): If there's anything wrong with my files, let me know, and I will fix quick. Do with my files as you wish, but no paysites, please give credit and link back here.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Regardless of Warnings, The Future Doesn't Scare Me At All (Peggy SGift Dec '10 Moose'd)

So this morning, I told myself I had to remake my textures, and I haven't left the computer since. I had a certain goal in mind, and that was to evenly distribute my shine placement, and I completely and utterly failed in that category. My shine placement is the same, BUT, my textures are now darker (but not too dark, as you will soon see) which makes my shine pop! It will also give a bit of shine to the EA Control versions, but not too much. I will try to make new textures again, but not for a while, because I can't stand to use that fucking motion blur tool for the time being. I believe that my new textures are much better than my previous textures, but I don't really have any way to compare them, so I guess you'll have to take my word for it, yeah? Yeah.

The title is based on a song by Utada called Simple and Clean (like my textures! [badum tshh]). I realize that it isn't the original version, but I love the remix, and its been stuck in my head on and off since before puberty hit, so there.

So lets get to the previews, shall we? ( I noticed that some people don't really like gifs, because they think that it impedes their ability to judge the quality of my work [because it lowers the quality of the image]. I must admit that it does, but only slightly, and I really like my new system, so if you'd like to see the ungiffed versions of the hair, just click the hair color [e.g. Black, Brown, Red, Blonde, Control] and it will take you to the image.

(See how if you look really really close, you can definitely tell that there's a difference between the AS and EAC version of the blonde? Progress, my friends)

Anyway, this is available for all ages, and should not conflict with any other retexes or versions thanks to DABOOBS.

Disclaimer: This very pretty hair was not meshed by me. The original version by Peggatha (not her real name), and can be found in two parts: here and here (Warning, her page is not compatible with Google Chrome).

If you enjoy my work, please click on an advertisement (the flashy things/links that make google give me moneys), visit my facebook page, shoot me a comment, or subscribe to me via the handy doo-dad at the bottom of the page. 

When you walk away, you won't hear me say 'please, oh baby, don't go,'

P.S.(its aqua, the same color of my images and complimentary to the orange accents on my page, therefore pleasing to the eye): If you find any problems with my files, please let me know, and I will fix them right up lickety split. Do what you want with my files, but no paysites, because they're evil. If you use my files and decide to post them somewhere, give me credit, please. Thank you for coming, have a fantabulous day.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Marina Marquez

Okay, so quite a few people wanted me to upload my sims, and I finally couldn't ignore the requests for much longer, because I felt bad. So here is my first Sim! She's one of the first (pretty) Sims I've ever made, and I hope you love her.

Marina says hi!

After losing her parents to a freak car accident, Marina spent her childhood and most of her adolescence  in a orphanage. Her outgoing and friendly spirit grouped with her wild imagination made certain that she was never lonely in the orphanage, but she had always wanted more out of her life. Marina was never told of her parent's untimely death, but was instead told a romantic and exciting tale of a forbidden romance and an unexpected pregnancy by one of her kindly caretakers. Her imagination went over the story constantly, adding new twists and pleasing details until it became a reality for her, and she convinced herself that finding her parents was her only goal in life. She began making attempts to run away, but her caretakers were quick on their feet, and always seemed to be two steps ahead of her. She tumbled into her teen years frustrated and angsty, dramatically huffing and puffing around the orphanage until she met a boy. He was new to the orphanage, and  managed to sneak out often, eventually bringing Marina with him. He took her to see feature films with strong characters and fantastic stories, and Marina became more content with her life at the orphanage and with this new boy. During one of the duo's adventures in the orphanage, they stumbled across the orphanage's records; finding Marina's. Curiousity got the better of Marina, and she read through her file. Devastated to find out that her life was a lie; the always good-natured Marina seemed to recede into herself. She locked herself in her room all day, only leaving to go see movies with her new friend. Eventually, at age 16, she asked him to help her escape. He managed to get her as far as the nearest gas station before wishing her luck and hugging her a tearful goodbye before leaving her, leaving Marina alone for the first time in her life. Taking her cues from the women she had seen in the movies, she flirted her way into the hearts of kindly truck drivers who would feed her and take her where she needed to go in exchange for her company. After countless miles and a few scary situations, she found herself in Bridgeport. Having learned so much from the movies she had seen as a child, Marina decided that she wanted to act. Having trouble gaining recognition as an extra, she began a temporary job modelling for Moose magazine in order to up her celebrity status. Marina needs to use her skills to fulfill her lifelong ambition of becoming a Superstar Actress, and who knows where she'll go from there? Will she ever become the famous actress she dreams of being? Or will she stick with her modelling career?

In case you missed that, Marina is Friendly, Ambitious, Flirty, Dramatic, and Good.

If you want to bitch about how my pretty gif isn't sufficient, you can check out the non-gif version here


Alright, so I'm only going to clarify this once. There are 2 versions of Marina that you can download. 
The first is the Package version, which comes with the .sim and all of the wonderful CC necessary to recreate Marina as you see her here (and a txt file with a list of all the CC and where to redownload it if you're a cunt and do not trust me). 
The second is the Sims3pack version, which is supposed to be all of Marina (CC included)stuck into a cute little sims3pack file. Frankly, I do not trust or recommend sims3packs, they tend to cause problems, and I fucking hate problems. But if you want a fucking mess, you got it. 
(I recommend the package version, because that way you're guaranteed to get everything and you won't have conflicting CC as long as you look everything over).

So yeah. That is that. My first sim! Oh wait, I have to make a content list (Kill me now).

Every day shoes here or here.
Every day dress here
Formal shoes here
Formal dress here
Athletic shoes here
Athletic shirt here or here
Athletic shorts here
Swimwear here
Eyeshadow here
Lipstick here
Hair here
Contacts here
Skin here
I also recommend #aWT's amazing eyeball slider set, because I use it a lot.

(Heres the thing about the Skin and contacts, I can't find the old contacts made by Gary, and I edited them anyway, so they're half mine. The skin is called 'Frankenstein' because I stuck a bunch of different skins together (one of them was made by subaxi) to make this one. Don't worry, they match, I think they're lovely, but that's just me. Basically, you can't find them anywhere else, because I sortof kindof made them.)

Everything else is EA, so you should be cool if you have all the expansion packs, if not I'm over it, sorry, make enough money to buy them or borrow a friend's copy. 

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I'm hella tired, so I'mma go snooze,

P.S.(IN AQUA): Any problems? I will fix, just let me know. Use my work for good and not evil. By evil, I mean paysites, other than that, everything else is fine, but I would very much like some credit

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Stilettos and Broken Bottles (Peggy SGift Aug Moose'd)

So it has been a crazy long time since I posted anything, but its also been quite some time since Peggy or Newsea have released anything nice. I thought about retexing Cazy's new hair, but I actually like her textures, I just lighten the diffuse for my own game, and they're perfect!

Lately, I hadn't felt motivated enough to do anything, just because everything seems to slow down during the summer, and I'd rather take a nap than retex and post a hair most of the time. But I've started seeing this therapist, and he's incredible, so I feel much better about my life in general, which is great, because I feel motivated more often. TL;DR, I'll retex more stuff soon.

So yeah, this hair's name is based on Robyn's song, Dancing On My Own. I really love this song, and I think its beautiful, and I can really sympathize, you know?

Also, we now have a new preview system! A few days after my last retex, I learned how to gif, so all of the previews will now be gifs, which are tons of fun. HEYULL YEAH.






(Yes I am aware that the AS and EAC versions of the blonde hair look exactly the same, that is due to the lightness of the hair and the lightness of my texture, I guess)

All ages available, but not for males, because I firmly believe that less than 0.001 % of the male population can pull off long hair, and I think it looks bad. If you want that, enable the casparts yourself, there are tutorials everywhere. Also, the meshnames are all original, and they should never ever conflict with anything else, so if you want to have my version(s) along with other versions (because I'm sure either or both anubis and/or lotus will retex this beauty), its totally cool because they won't conflict (FUCK YEAH).

Disclaimer: Peggy meshed this, she did a fantastic job aside from the lack of slider compatibility, but whatever the fuck. Originals here and here, if they strike your fancy, but you'll have to pay (or be a pirate (don't use limewire unless you want your computer to die)).

If you enjoy what I do, please click an ad (because google will give me money), subscribe (click the cute dongle thing at the bottom of my blog), comment, or check out my facebook (exclusive previews and downloads for the fucking win!).


P.S. (HOLYFUCKAQUA): I hope you like the retexes, if you have any problems do not hesitate to let me know, and I'll fix it ASAP.
Also, no paysites; other than that, do what you please, I just ask that you give me credit by linking back to my blog :).