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Lord Woot, the tentacled monster, from the comic Elf Only Inn (Colors & Meshes)

by Akabarl Posted 9th Sep 2007 at 3:08 AM - Updated 1st Jul 2008 at 2:41 AM by Akabarl : Pointing out a nice recolor from baian
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
(Notable additions in italics)
Today I bring you Woot (aka Wootsayediditagyn) the Eternal Sweeper, from the web comic "Elf Only Inn" by Josh Sortelli. I think I've got the bone assignments as refined as I can for a tentacled monster: A few extreme actions have some bad bends, but overall he holds together and looks hilarious in play. The "head" and tentacles are seperate constructs, in case anybody has an interesting use for just one.

Note: My wife has mentioned doing some recolors of the head with different eyelid positions, but for this I decided go with the wide open look.

Includes:

1) Giant Eye Head ("glasses" accessory mesh/color) for all male ages.
2) Tentacled Body (full body outfit mesh/color) for adult males.
3) Lord Woot Sim in his all his glory: Uses (but does not include) the meshes in #1 & #2.
4) Giant Eye Head - Blinking version ("glasses" accessory mesh/color) for all male ages. Requires the Giant Eye Head mesh from item #1. I'm keeping this a seperate option because the animation generates more system strain and might not appeal to everyone. Also note that the CAS icon for this looks odd (and can't seem to override either) but does not impact the functionality.

When first creating a Sim of Woot, make sure to aquire a wardrobe (at least temporarily), and select plan outfit for every category, choosing the tentacle body each time (it should be an option in all of them). After that he should stay correct accept for showering/job uniforms/?alien pregnancy? I will be attempting to address some of this soon.

Feel free to recolor any of the mesh components, pointing back here for the meshes if you do. Baian has some nice ones with a more "realistic" look.

Comments on the results, installation issues, ways to improve my next project's design/presentation, etc are of course welcome...

-Akabarl-

Polygon Counts:
MESH_Akabarl_TentacleBody_AM.package - 3576.
MESH_Akabarl_GiantEyeHead_UM.package - 528 (each age).

Custom Content by Me:
- Mesh - Giant Eye Head UM - Akabarl
- Texture - Giant Eye Head UM - Lord Woot - Akabarl
- Texture - Tentacle Body AM - Lord Woot - Akabarl
- MESH - Tentacle Body AM - Akabarl
- Sim - Lord Woot
- Texture - Giant Eye Head UM - Lord Woot - Akabarl
- Texture - Giant Eye Head Blinking UM - Lord Woot - Akabarl
- Texture - Tentacle Body AM - Lord Woot- Akabarl

Additional Credits:
Special thanks to Josh Sortelli, the creator of Woot and the brilliant comic Elf Only Inn.

Huge thanks also for all the documentation writers on the site especially Dr Pixel, Snowstorm, Tiggerypum, Mininessie, and Demon432. You people are scary cool and I'd be lost without the data. Also thanks to the makers of SimPE and Milkshape.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
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GiantEyeHeadBlnking_UM-Akabarl.zip

Size: 206.1 KB · Downloads: 10,726 · 16th Sep 2007
206.1 KB 10,726 16th Sep 2007
TentacleBodyAM-Akabarl.zip

Size: 232.1 KB · Downloads: 11,862 · 9th Sep 2007
232.1 KB 11,862 9th Sep 2007
GiantEyeHeadUM-Akabarl.zip

Size: 189.1 KB · Downloads: 12,256 · 9th Sep 2007
189.1 KB 12,256 9th Sep 2007
LordWoot-Akabarl.zip

Size: 331.0 KB · Downloads: 13,217 · 9th Sep 2007
331.0 KB 13,217 9th Sep 2007
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Lab Assistant
#51 Old 15th Sep 2007 at 6:45 AM
OMG AWESOME! That´s the funniset thing I´ve seen for like a month (no wait I saw this movie the other day... oh nevermind). Point is, your creation is plain and simply wonderful! Thank you for making and sharing this with us! Im gonna have that thing go wohoo asap with one of my simmies :D
Test Subject
#52 Old 15th Sep 2007 at 10:26 AM
I'm interested in seeing it work as a ghost. I'm expecting it to look suitably spooky.
Field Researcher
#53 Old 15th Sep 2007 at 8:42 PM
Just in case anybody cares, the wardrobe cheat that comes with the inseminator works GREAT to keep Lord Woot in his proper form for exercise, bathing, working, etc. Wait till you see him running on the treadmill when his body level is still pretty low and he keeps slipping off. XD Or playing the guitar when his creativity is high and he puts it behind himself to play. TOOO AWESOME. Best Sim Ever.

If anybody gets to the part of the ElfOnlyInn comic where LordWoot is, I'd really appreciate it if he/she would post a link, please.
Test Subject
#54 Old 15th Sep 2007 at 11:10 PM
Aha Woot! I love Woot! One of the best characters in the series. Thank you sooo much!

Sure I may be trying to take over the world with squirrels. But that doesn't make me crazy.
Lab Assistant
#55 Old 16th Sep 2007 at 2:50 AM
Just a little more Woot-love. These aren't the most hilarious screenshots ever, but they showed a bit of personality, so...

Lord Woot is startled by a vicious canine:



Lord Woot enjoys a bologne sandwich with a friend:



Thanks again.

coming to you directly from the mothership/make my funk the p.funk
Test Subject
Original Poster
#56 Old 16th Sep 2007 at 11:12 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silky-M
Just in case anybody cares, the wardrobe cheat that comes with the inseminator works GREAT to keep Lord Woot in his proper form for exercise, bathing, working, etc.

Exercise/sleep/outerware you should be able to set him without using inseminator just by planning his outfit to himself for each category at a wardrobe. I'm probably going to try and address the bathing thing within a few days. Great general solution though you have... Jobs though, didn't even think of that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silky-M
If anybody gets to the part of the ElfOnlyInn comic where LordWoot is, I'd really appreciate it if he/she would post a link, please.

Woot was first brought into in EoI on October 27th, 2002, in a misguided attempt to drive out one annoying demon with another. Shortly after that he became pretty much a regular feature until an extremely long hiatus for the comic. When the comic was relaunched with a mmo theme rather then the original chatroom theme, they spent months of strips trying to hack the game to allow something resembling Woot to be available for use by Will, the guy who had been playing him all along. Since succeeding he has been sadly underused.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#57 Old 16th Sep 2007 at 12:04 PM
Default !!! New uploaded component - Blinking eye !!!
In an effort to add more life to Woot's stare, I've added a blinking eye to the list of files on the original post. Do to processor concerns and that people might prefer no blinking, I'm having as a seperate file rather then replace the standard eye... As I say in the post, the CAS for this turns out ugly, but doesn't have an impact on the functionality.

-Akabarl-
Field Researcher
#58 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 2:32 AM
Thanks for the link! I'm having fun getting to know Lord Woot better. He's a Spears fanatic, huh? That's the weirdest thing of all.

I'm playing different households now and it is such fun to go to community lots and bump into my Woot. ^^

If I download the new file will my already-extant Woot have the blinking eye?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#59 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 6:29 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silky-M
If I download the new file will my already-extant Woot have the blinking eye?

No, the blinking eye is an entirely seperate hair option, so putting it on an existing Woot involves using a mirror.
Test Subject
#60 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 6:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akabarl
It started up again like a year ago with the characters having moved from playing in a chat room to playing in a World of Warcraft clone.


Nice I love WoW I am an addict lol
Field Researcher
#61 Old 19th Sep 2007 at 10:46 PM
Oh, the blinking eye works very, very well. You did yourself proud.

I'm enjoying the comic very much too. Thanks for bringing that to my attention!
Instructor
#62 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 2:28 AM
W00t!

Now where's his broom?
Test Subject
#63 Old 24th Sep 2007 at 10:49 AM
I'm noy sure what worries me more - the fact that someone did a sim of Lord Woot, or the fact I promptly downloaded it.

That said, great job. :D

Never regret growing old- it is a privilage denied to many.

I like the end of these adventure trips best- because I don't look at the obstacles and say "I can't", "'I won't", or even "I will". Instead, I look back and say "I did."
Test Subject
#64 Old 25th Sep 2007 at 4:13 PM
Thank you so much for making this! I love Elf Only Inn!

I must download and make an EOI house in my game immediately...
Test Subject
#65 Old 27th Sep 2007 at 1:19 AM
AMAZING!

Thanks bunches! <3

YoU wIlL gIvE mE cOoKiEs.

*remains cookie-less*

...you seem to be immune to my mind control.
Test Subject
#66 Old 27th Sep 2007 at 1:20 AM
P.S. Blinking eye = GORGEOUS!
You've truly outdone yourself with this one!

YoU wIlL gIvE mE cOoKiEs.

*remains cookie-less*

...you seem to be immune to my mind control.
Test Subject
#67 Old 29th Sep 2007 at 7:23 AM
Okay, I seriously don't post, um... ever... But I have come out of Lurking! Sorta.
I have to say that EOI is just the best thing since sliced bread, and now that I have a Lord Woot, I think I may need to make some other characters. However, because I'm a lazy bum, if anyone else feels like making any characters from EOI, I'd totally love and adore said person.
Also, this is probably the best thing I have EVER downloaded in my game. Totally has a place of honor. Lovelovelove and such.
-goes back to hide and lurk-
Test Subject
#68 Old 10th Oct 2007 at 6:55 PM
LOL!!!!! HAHAHA! nice 1 m8 xD
Field Researcher
#69 Old 14th Oct 2007 at 4:23 PM Last edited by Canoodle : 30th Nov 2007 at 6:37 AM. Reason: Converted to a 'thanks' post.
Brilliant! I'm sure my romance sims will enjoy him >:D

~~like a dirty dog
Test Subject
#70 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 10:43 PM
awesome job! Looking forward to adding him into my game. Thanks much!
Lab Assistant
#71 Old 28th Oct 2007 at 3:55 PM
Hilarious! Can't wait to see it in game!
Lab Assistant
#72 Old 6th Nov 2007 at 8:57 AM
Awesome!

It's not clean unless it's Pine O' Clean!
Field Researcher
#73 Old 20th Nov 2007 at 1:37 AM
I don't know if you've had to give up on everything Simmish for awhile or what, but when/if you do install BonVoyage you MUST take Lord Woot on vacation. Get him on the log roll and have him swim in the ocean. Everything he does is wonderful... he is the best Sim imaginable. I'm sorry you've vanished and you're missed!
Test Subject
#74 Old 27th Nov 2007 at 10:02 PM
This is one of the greatest Sims I have ever seen. I have started making movies with him, and I will send you copies when they are finished! Completely amazing.
Lab Assistant
#75 Old 13th Jan 2008 at 8:08 PM
He would be perfect for a sim horrormovie :D
Good job!
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