January 04, 2009

Happy Birthday (Hold a Holldum)

Happy Birthday!

Mmmm... birthday cake

A few years ago I got in the habit of making a little something for my birthday. Last year, I posted to the message board I'm on a version of a certain sim-with-delusions-of-overlorddom. This year, I thought I'd go a little bigger... and make it available for everyone. I'd meant to do this a while ago, and my birthday was just the right motivation...

Texas, young again

"Hot Day-um. Duz that mean what I think it done be meanin'?"

That's right Texas. This year I'm making everyone available for download. Okay, not quite everyone from the Holldums, but certainly everyone featured in their Christmas picture. In the zip file linked below you'll find a rejuvenated Texas and Waylon, Cleveland, Kasson, Salina, adulterated adultified Orrin, Omaha, Treynor, Salina's husband Cirrus, Cleveland's love Veronica, and SK (a.k.a. Strangetown Keth).

"Still, that done be a good passle o' folks."

Yes, yes it is. While they're all in one zip file, they're in seperate sims2pack files so people can install just the Holldums they want or need. There are also screenshots of just what each person will look like in CAS/Bodyshop, because some people will... ah... look a little different

"Diffurnt how?"

Everyone is packaged entirely in Maxis content. Hair, clothes, makeup, the works. It's mostly from the base game but there's a few bits from University, Nightlife, OFB, and Bon Voyage too. I wanted to make them as compatible as possible for people. My main concern is that since I have all EPs and SPs, people who try to use the EA/Maxis installer to install the files might get version errors. It's why I recommend folks use the Clean Installer if possible. I will say that because they're packed with only Maxis content, if you use the EA Installer they won't make any strange files with huge random file names in your downloads folder.

"Er... well... ah guess that's kinda a good thing."

Saves the headache of trying to figure out just WTF piece of custom content adba2w835638d923261dsde.package is. Plus not having any custom content means the size of the sims2pack files is relatively small. The entire zip file for download is 6MB (warning for dial up users) and most of that is the image files.

"Well where kin folks be a-downloadin themselfs a Holldum?"

Right here. There's a ReadMe included in the ZIP
and let me know if the zip or any of the files don't work.

Download a Holldum

"Ah... do ya have any of them terms or poller-seez about folks a usin' us or anything?"

Terms or policies? Er, well... Texas and her clan are my creations (well, with the exception of Veronica; Maxis made her for Nightlife) so please don't claim them you created them. Don't know why anyone would, but you never know. Otherwise, they're free to fold, bend, spindle, mutilate, and cross breed as you wish. Yes, this means whatever you want to do with them is probably pretty much fine by me. If you use them in a screenshot or story or similar type stuff that you're posting somewhere, just give me credit please. And let me know too, if you get a chance, because I'm a curious wench and I'd love to go check it out.

"Well it sounds like we're all a done ready ta go!"


"I think I'm hearing that voice again. The one I hear when all the audio devices are powered down."

"Waylon, have you done bin using da noodlehootchie agin? Didn't I tell ya quit using 'em? They'll suck yer brain clean out through yer ears."

"Yes dear."


At 1/05/2009 1:43 PM, Blogger Anjel76 said...

*snickers* Wee!! *boogies* Thanks, Keth! :O))

At 1/05/2009 1:45 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

I love Texas! She's such a hoot!

Thanks for the prezzies!

At 1/05/2009 7:03 PM, Blogger Infinity-Nevermore said...

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At 1/05/2009 7:04 PM, Blogger Infinity-Nevermore said...

This is awesome! And it's great to see Texas and Waylon young again. Thanks for the birthday presents. This totally beats all.

At 1/05/2009 7:30 PM, Blogger Oydie said...

Ohhhh thank you very much! :D

At 1/06/2009 12:09 PM, Blogger ruby said...

I love it! We get an awesome pressie on your birthday. This is a custom I can totally get use to! *giggles*
Thanks Keth!!

At 1/06/2009 2:15 PM, Blogger AeronwyDiobhell said...

Very cool. :D I'll have to remember to sneak back here. If you don't mind that Texas isn't with Waylon, I might stick them in as townies into Riverblossom and see who's kids catch who's eye. ;)

At 1/06/2009 8:17 PM, Blogger Kethwyn said...

Thanks everyone :)

Nah Aer, I won't mind if you let Texas loose and she hooks up with someone other than Waylon. I've love to see what her kids would look like with different dads (since the Holldums look so dang much like Waylon)

So yeah folks, feel free to hook Texas -- or any of the Holldums -- up with whomever you like. Set 'em up free range in your townie pool, marry them off to your challenge sims or their spares, however you want to use 'em. Heck, you could even turn Orrin into a romance sim and have him fertilize half the neighborhood.


*snickers evilly*

At 1/07/2009 3:32 PM, Blogger AeronwyDiobhell said...

You're so mean to that poor boy. *offers to comfort Orrin*

At 1/07/2009 8:25 PM, Blogger Bubbs said...

*tsk tsk* *comforts Orrin*

It's ok sweetie! Let us play with you for awhile. Haven't I always been nice to you in my game?

Thanks Keth!


At 1/09/2009 10:10 AM, Anonymous Tracy said...

Ooh, definitely going to download my favorite Owb (overlord wanna be) :D
and more than likely a few of the others too. (when I get off work tonight)


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