I'm grabbing this meme
because I love to read what other people think of being their most essential downloads.
Answer the question: What are the five best things you've ever downloaded for the Sims?
- Make a list, in no particular order.
- Be specific. "Default skintones" is a bad answer. "Defaults" is a really
- Links are love.
- More than five? That's why honourable mentions were invented.My answers:
1. Twojeff's ACR
. I've used it for 3 years now and can't imagine to ever play without it again. I love ACR because it decides for me which partners my sims choose, how many babies they'll have and so on. It's like watching a soap opera instead of guiding them myself, so playing never gets boring for me. :)
2. Twojeff's Find-A-Mate Crystall Ball
. It has never been easier to find the perfect mate for my sims. When they grow up to be teenagers I beam their five best matches over to my lot and check their attraction scores (via ACR menu: Casual > Will I woohoo?). The three to five teens per generation with the highest attraction scores towards another sim will form the next generation.
3. Piggi's Recolors for the whole Maxis furniture in game
. I've dumped almost every piece of custom furniture after I had raided that site. Now I can mix and match every piece of the furniture already in game because everything now matches in color. That's why I don't need any custom furniture now - ok, except a few highlights I didn't have the heart to get rid of. :)
4. Empty templates for my neighborhoods
. Before I knew that these existed I had to marry off the ugly townies to my spares so that the game will generate new and hopefully prettier townies. And that leads me to ...
5. Face templates. I used terrakosmos' set
when I first discovered what a great invention these were. They inspired me to make my own two sets (set 1
, set 2
), and I've used the second one ever since. :)
Spookymuffin deserves an honorable mention for her lighting mod
. My screenshots look so much brighter and full of color since I've used it!