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  • Moody 23:37 on September 16, 2016 Permalink
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    I’m forever carrying a torch for XP, 😀 but I’m using Windows 7. The main issue was that it was taking a really long time for my laptop to boot up. I have the K-Lite pack installed, and every time I updated it, I’d get a message that VP6 was unstable and I should uninstall it. I don’t know if it was because VP6 doesn’t get along with K-Lite, or if it just didn’t install correctly to begin with (unfortunately it didn’t occur to me to take a screenshot or anything… face-palm!) but uninstalling it fixed the problem. It got me wondering- especially because I’m so late to the party- if other machinima directors might prefer other codecs, anyway.

  • AldoHyde 11:13 on September 12, 2016 Permalink
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    0=VP61 # On2 VP6.1
    1=VP62 # On2 VP6.2
    2=VP60 # On2 VP6.0

    These are the values in my VideoCapture file. I believe they are all default values.

    Please describe in more detail what sort of “computer problems” you encounter when shooting Sims 2 videos.
    Are you still using XP? 😮

  • Moody 02:31 on September 12, 2016 Permalink
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    Codec Question… 

    What codec do you use for recording Sims 2 video? I’ve never bothered to change the default for any of my previous installations, but now VP6 (at least VP6.1) is causing computer errors. (Which makes perfect sense, given how old it is!)

  • Moody 20:48 on July 11, 2016 Permalink
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    That’s good to know. I’ve been pretty underwhelmed by Dropbox!

    I finally have unlimited data (crap Internet is one of the trade-offs of rural living) so I can use cloud backup, and watch more than 1 or 2 YouTube videos a month (the irony!) Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to comment on much because I seriously can’t *remember* much. Time for some serious binge watching…

  • AldoHyde 13:51 on July 2, 2016 Permalink
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    My latest works:

    STM 2.06(B)

    STM 2.06(C)

    STM 2.06(D-AU): https://is.gd/stm206dau

    PVCS 2015: https://is.gd/pvcsstm

    PVCS 2035: https://is.gd/pvcsstm2035

  • Moody 16:40 on June 28, 2016 Permalink
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    Better late than never. So the computer crashes were the main reason for the delay… glad you’re backing up more diligently now.

    That, and some health issues. But yeah, turns out it doesn’t do you any good to back up all your data to an external drive, just in case that also fails and corrupts a bunch of your files (facepalm!)

    I don’t recall seeing the two detectives’ names though. Is this intentional?

    Eons ago, when I thought I could release this episode all at once, I didn’t come up with a way to organically fit the detectives’ names into this scene! 😀 But they’re nothing significant. I really need to do some research about how cops are expected to address each other by rank. I’m under the impression that they- officially- aren’t on a first name basis, but I certainly could be wrong.

    I don’t know if it’s stubbornness or not, but I still just really prefer the look of Sims 2.  (Then again, I’m still carrying a torch for XP.  Maybe I’m just getting old! 😀  )


  • Moody 02:08 on June 23, 2016 Permalink
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    Well… at least it’s something! 😀 (Parts 2 and 3 will be longer)

  • AldoHyde 03:14 on September 20, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: football, , screenshotstory, sims2   

    Since some of us prefer to be on the safe side of the possible cut-off period for the Sims 2, I decided to experiment with a potentially easier alternative to machinima:

    This 90-Minute Sims Football Match is the Result of my 1st Experiment.
    The script is co-written with another Simmer, but I took & edited all the screenshots.

    Capps & Montys go to “war” on the Football pitch…
    in an Alternate Universe where the “Veronaville Disaster” did not happen.


    There are 6 chapters in this story, which is fully completed.

    We know that a 90-minute match is NOT possible in actual Sims gameplay, so this is clearly done via machinima-style manipulation.

    If machinima takes too much time/effort, and stories face the risk of the game expiring before being fully told, this may be a feasible alternative.

  • Moody 18:23 on September 13, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: bluewater village, broke household, , , sims2,   

    WKSB Chapter One Trailer 

    I can’t give an ETA on the first episode, I’m afraid, but I hope you enjoy this trailer in the meantime!

    (btw, this looks really distorted to me, but I’m fairly certain it’s my computer. I really hope so!)

  • AldoHyde 14:29 on September 3, 2015 Permalink
    Tags: sims2, sims4,   

    I know I can download / recreate Sims 2 premades in Sims 4, but my major concern is the seeming lack of Sims 4 animation hacks / poseboxes, as these give STM its hallmark precision.

    I don’t spend a great deal of time recreating premade Sims.
    The only ones I bothered to make in Sims 4 are 2 Montys + 1 Capp.
    However, I downloaded many Strangetown premades.

    I’m not sure if I can meet the 2020 cutoff. If the deadline is too near, I may consider switching to screenshot story for the very late episodes. Or earlier, if I’m too busy in the near future. As I said before, all the scripts for the entire Season 2 have already been written.

    At this time, 2.06(B) is a major headache, but it’s too far on to switch strategies. I don’t even know how many % it really is.

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