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January

1/2/2009
Where has the time gone?!

Happy New Year, everyone. Somehow I had no idea that it had been almost a year since I posted an update. I want to apologize to anyone I left hanging, and give a quick status update...

Things got really busy with work for a while, and sadly my Sims work kind of fell by the wayside. Towards the end of the year, I also started having problems with a corrupt hard drive in my desktop computer, so I really have to get that fixed before I can do any more creating. I think knowing that the Sims 3 is right around the corner has also taken away some of my motivation, because I'm afraid that all my stuff is about to become obsolete! If any of you think you'll still be playing the Sims 2 for a while, let me know. The Sims 3 looks like it has way more built-in creation potential, but I have no idea if I have the energy to start over. :)

I know I've been horrible about checking my Sims 4 Rent email too, so I apologize to anyone who sent me a message that I haven't responded to. A HUGE thank you everyone who signed up for my email list in the meantime though, even if I haven't had anything to report!

One last note, a bit of shameless cross-self-promotion. While I've stepped back from the electronic creations for a while, I did start another big RENT-related project. I crochet, and I've recently been introduced to the Japanese art of amigurumi and become addicted. I decided to see if I could create my own patterns based on the RENT cast. I've opened up an online shop at Etsy, so if you're interested please stop by at http://shadycreations.etsy.com. So far I have four dolls (Collins, Angel, Roger and Mark) available, and one pattern (Collins). I also have a blog dedicated to the crafting madness at http://shadycreations.blogspot.com.

Thanks again for all of your comments, patience, and support. Happy 2009!




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January

1/18/2008
How Do You Measure...

12 years of RENT? No new downloads yet, but I feel like the announcement of RENT's closing this June warrants an update...

In case you haven't heard, the producers have officially announced that RENT's evening performance on June 1, 2008 will be its last. I knew it was inevitable, but it was still incredibly shocking and sad to heard the news.

I can't even begin to describe how much this show has meant to me or what it feels like to know that it's closing. It's changed my life in so many ways, both directly and indirectly, and I'll be forever grateful for the experiences and opportunities it's led to - one of which is this site, of course. :) Hopefully people will still be interested in my work, and this project will eventually see completetion! RENT will continue to live on in many forms, even if it's not on Broadway.

I know everyone likes to end with this, but it really can't be said enough:

Thank you, Jonathan Larson.


1/8/2008
Mark's Sweater

Mark finally has some clothes! The stage version of his famous striped sweater is now available. This is the outfit without the scarf, but don't worry - there will eventually be a version with the scarf too.

Right now Benny's the only one who doesn't have any clothing to download, so I'm planning on making something for him next.

I'll be seeing touring cast when they come through Chicago next month. Since it's harder to find good quality images of the stage costumes, I'll be putting some of those on hold until I see it in person again and refresh my memory. :)


1/2/2008
Happy New Year!

I hope everyone's year is off to a good start! To help kick off 2008, the stage version of Collins' New Year's outfit is now available for download.




2007

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December

12/26/2007
New Year, New Website, New Downloads!

Sims 4 Rent is still alive! Or maybe revived is more like it - I can't believe how fast the time has gone. A huge thanks to those of you still checking the website. There are finally a bunch of new things to look at, just in time for 2008:

  • New site design - a modified version of the old look with some new, more consistent layouts and added functionality. I definitely didn't mean for it to take the better part of the year, but I finally got the chance to apply many of the things I've learned at work to this site.
  • More content - I've gone back and filled out some of the sections that were under construction. There are new links, an updated Terms of Use policy, and an improved update archive. There's also a new signup form that makes it fast and easy to receive updates.
  • New screenshots - now that I have a new video card and a much faster system, I'm realizing how low-quality my old screenshots were! As much as I'd like to go back and redo them all, I know it would be counter-productive while I'm trying to get *new* stuff up on the site. However, I've at least updated the icons and main pictures for all downloads, so they should look all sharp and pretty and detailed now. :) I'll probably be slowly replacing the rest of the screenshots over time.
  • New downloads - Roger and his plaid pants can be reunited at last! Two of his stage outfits featuring the pants are now available in the Roger section.

I've tried to double check everything, but there are a lot of changes to keep track of. Please let me know if you come across any broken links, typos, wrong or missing info, etc., or if you have issues with any of the downloads.

NOTE: Pretty much all of the pages in the site have been renamed, so be sure to update anything you might have bookmarked.

Thanks again to those of you who still visit the site. I hope you're all having a wonderful holiday season, and the next year is a happy and healthy one! It's gonna be a happy New Year...


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March

3/5/2007

So this is a small detail, but I realized today that the texture on the left shirt cuff of the outfit I posted yesterday was weird in one spot - turns out I missed one vertex on the mesh when I was moving things around. I've corrected the mesh and re-zipped the files, so you can re-download it if you want. The files will overwrite the existing ones, so you won't have to change anything in-game.


3/4/2007

While Fredi is in the works, my other goal is to have at least one outfit per character before I move on. On that note, Collins finally has some clothes! :) I put the leather coat outfit on the back burner for now, since that'll be more time consuming, but I did finish his Without You outfit (which is technically also part of his New Year's outfit) from the stage version. Clothing for Roger, Mark, and Benny on the way next!

***Note:I have the new Seasons EP installed - I've tested this download, and as far as I can tell it's fully compatible with the base game and all other expansions, but please let me know if you have any problems. Hopefully Seasons won't create as much of a mess for creators as Pets did!


February

2/27/2007

Huge thanks to the people who sent me Fredi pictures! Hopefully they will help enough for me to do her justice in Sim form. :) Keep 'em coming if you find any more... I've reorganized what I've got, including the new additions, here.


2/15/2007

Well, the day is finally here, and hopefully it was worth the wait - Joanne's download page is up, featuring a full Sim (modeled after Tracie Thoms), one outfit from the movie, and lipstick. That means the movie cast is complete!

I'd love to do what I did with Mimi and have both the stage and movie Joannes, but I'm finding it impossible to find a clear, high quality picture of Fredi Walker that I can use. You can click here to see what I've found - if you have a picture that you don't see there, please let me know! Pictures that are most helpful for Simming are ones where the person is looking straight at the camera and not smiling much, but I'm interested in anything of Fredi's. Any help is greatly appreciated. Meanwhile, enjoy Tracie!


2/1/2007

Just a heads up - I'll be out of town for the next week (2/1-2/7), so I probably won't be answering emails until I'm back. There just haven't been enough hours in the day to get everything together before I leave, but right after I come back I will be putting up new Joanne downloads!


January

1/15/2007

I think all the bugs are finally worked out, so I bring you another full Angel ensemble - the movie version of her New Year's outfit, in five parts: outfit, blonde wig, earrings, lipstick, and eye makeup. All can be found on Angel's download page.

Some people have been asking, and now that the holiday stuff is out of the way, I promise Joanne (Tracie Thoms) will be the next thing I finish!


1/4/2007

Happy 2007! Maybe my New Year's resolution should be to stop predicting when I'll have things done. :P There were some unforeseen animation issues with Angel's New Year's outfit, so sadly I didn't have everything up on New Year's Day like I had planned. I've just about got it fixed, but in the meantime I've put a different New Year's ouftit up - Maureen's catsuit (and ears). Both are available on Maureen's download page. It's gonna be a Happy New Year!




2006

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December

12/29/2006

Okay, so forgive my stupidity. :P I forgot to change the file link on the Angel v. 2.0 page, and it was still pointing to the old Angel. It's fixed now - if you downloaded the new Angel today, please check to see if you need to re-download the correct file. Otherwise, if you downloaded it after 12/29 you should be fine. Sorry!!!


12/29/2006

Happy Holidays! To celebrate, a bunch of new Angel downloads are now available - a total of six, including the various parts of her Christmas ensemble. Here's the breakdown:

Santa Outfit (movie version) - Ironically, this was the outfit that made me want to learn to create things for the Sims 2 and launch this whole project in the first place, but it's taken me until now to be able to make it the way I wanted to.

Red Flower (movie) - I created this as an accessory so it can be worn with the existing black bob wig, or any other hairstyle that it works with.

Blush & Pink Lipstick - Angel finally has some custom makeup! :) These were created based on the makeup worn with the Santa outfit in the movie.

Angel Sim v. 2.0 - While creating all of this stuff and modeling it on my Angel Sim, I realized that I wasn't happy with my original Angel anymore. That was the first custom Sim I ever made, and now that I've done many of the other characters and had a lot more practice, I really wanted to go back and fix some things. As a result, I bring you a new and improved (in my opinion, anyway) Angel. The new files are named differently, so they won't overwrite anything if you already have the original - both Angels can coexist peacefully in your game. :) The first one has been archived, but is still available.

Next up: New Year's outfits in time for the real thing!


12/5/2006

Benny's download page is up! Hooray for Taye not having hair, which made things go quite a bit faster. :) Although, trying to figure out how to model Tracie Thoms' hair is more than making up for that break!

Since I've got a nice run of long weekends going here, I hope to be able to get a bunch of stuff up in time for the holidays (like Angel's Santa outfit and some of the New Year's outfits). We'll see (boys)!


12/4/2006

In honor of December 1st, which was World AIDS Day, and December 2nd, which was the one-year anniversary of the first time I saw the RENT movie, I bring you a few miscellaneous RENT-themed t-shirts.


November

11/23/2006

So it turns out the Pets expansion is a total disaster when it comes to creating new content. I had Mark all ready to go last week, only to find out that it was pretty much impossible to make him compatible for people who don't have Pets. Luckily, thanks to the lovely folks at MTS2 I was able to make a non-Pets version without completely starting over, so Mark's download page is now up.

People who *do* have Pets have also been reporting various problems with custom accessories. This appears to be a problem with the game and not the actual downloads themselves, so if you are experiencing problems with any of the accessories on this site please check out this thread at MTS2.

I personally have not had any problems with my old custom content yet while running Pets, so please let me know if any of my downloads are not working properly for you.

I hope those of you that celebrate had a nice Thanksgiving!


11/14/2006

I know half of these updates start out with me apologizing for the lack of recent updates, but I swear I didn't mean to drop off the face of the planet! Assuming there are still people out there who haven't given up on me altogether, I promise I'm still working on the project. :) Did you ever have one of those months where it seems like everything just explodes, one thing right after the other? That was pretty much my October... being sick, things at work going crazy, Halloween, my mom having foot surgery... probably more detail than anyone cares to know, but if I had known I was going to have to put Sims 4 Rent on hold for so many weeks I would definitely have given a heads up! I was really hoping to have some fun stuff up for Halloween too, but I guess it wasn't meant to be...

Unfortunately, I fell just as much behind on answering emails as I did on the rest of the project. I think I'm pretty much caught up now, but if I missed anyone I apologize - please let me know.

Anyway, I'm finally getting back in the creative swing of things, so there will be new things this week. I'm also hoping to add some more functionality to the website itself in the near future, so stay tuned!


October

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September

9/26/2006

I was a little quicker this time, right? :) Roger's download page is up, which currently includes his full Sim with custom skin and two hair options - I'll be working on an outfit for him soon.


9/14/2006

This download isn't directly Rent-related, but after I posted my nail polish for short nails there were a lot of requests for a longer version... so here you go! Like the other mesh, this one is available for ages child through elder, for both males and females. Right now the polish is available in 12 solid colors, but I have several other recolor sets (including ones with designs) in the works.


9/6/2006

Yikes, I definitely didn't mean for a whole month to go by before I got new stuff up, but I'm still waiting for the craziness at work to die down. Mimi's Download Page is now up, with Sims based on both Daphne Rubin-Vega and Rosario Dawson, and both the stage and movie Out Tonight outfits.

I hope people are still enjoying the downloads, even though I've been so slow lately. Thanks as usual for your patience and feedback, it keeps me motivated! :)


August

8/5/2006

Thank you everyone for being so patient - there's lots of new stuff, so hopefully the wait was worth it! Maureen's download page is up, which currently includes her full Sim with custom skin, two of Idina Menzel's real-life hairstyles, Maureen's Over the Moon/La Vie Boheme outfit from the movie, and two shades of lipstick.

After I had posted Angel's blue nail polish, I received several requests for a version for all ages/genders and more colors. I created a new mesh that works for both genders and all ages child through elder, as well as 11 new colors - they can be found under the new 'miscellaneous' section on the main downloads page. This section will be for things that don't fit under any single character/actor.


July

7/16/2006

Two new downloads: Angel's rings and blue nail polish from the movie.


7/4/2006

Happy Fourth of July! Two new downloads are available. I know a lot of people were anxious for a Collins to go with Angel, so I tried to get him done as fast as I could. I haven't finished any of his clothes yet, but the full Sim and knit cap can both be found on the new Collins page.


June

6/25/2006

***Please read if you experienced problems installing the full Angel Sim*** I believe I've fixed the compatability problem, and a new version of the file is available. The file name is still the same, so if you are prompted to overwrite the original just say OK. Let me know if there are still any issues, since I'm anxious to make sure the Sim can be used by everyone! If you do *not* have the Family Fun Pack installed and you are still able to get this to work, it would be great if you could drop me an email just so I know everything is indeed working correctly now. Thanks!


6/23/2006

Apparently there is a compatibility issue when the person downloading has a different version of BodyShop than the one that was used to package a Sim, even though the Sim itself is compatible with the base game and all expansions. I have someone helping me test out a fix for this... in the meantime, I apologize to anyone who has been unable to install the full Angel Sim. I hope to get it working ASAP, so check back for updates. NOTE: This is only a problem for *full Sims*; all other items should still install correctly.


6/20/2006

Sims 4 Rent is officially up and running! So far there are four items available for Angel in the downloads section. Please be sure to read the terms of use before downloading any files.