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The Little Mermaid

by marie_fay Posted 29th Nov 2007 at 4:32 PM - Updated 23rd Sep 2010 at 10:13 AM by marie_fay : edited links
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This download is part of the Fairytale Creator Challenge
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Hi there
I've started this little project before the contest was announced. I widened the range of the content when I found out about the theme...

So now I present you the The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. (This is not Ariel, as much as I love this film, I based this on the original fairytale.... And because I want to give you a quick impression of this wonderful fairytale, I created a little story with pictures... I hope they're ok... I'm really new to this...) click the thumbs for bigger versions ^^

The Fairytale:








The facts (what you get):

There are 7 colours: blue, purple, green, red, silver, gold and black
(all Ages are included for one colour- no meshes included!)
The teen mermaids share the same shell-bras with the adult version. The elder mermaids have different shells ;]
All hairs are binned...
all dresses are packed into the "regencydresses" zip... Only the seawitch is separate...
The regency suits include a teen and an adult version (you don't need a mesh for the teen pants, they're just a Maxis recolour)

Edit: The mermaids only appear in the everyday category... I didn't want to flood your game even more.... If you want to use these skins for other purposes than everyday, use insim's wardrobe adjuster or search for a hack that enables everyday clothes for other activities...


The meshes (what you need):

hair:
Bipsouille mermaid updo
SAU hair currently on page 7 of the genetics section (MYOS Female Hair 07)
XM long crown
Rose mermaid updo
New siren hair (absolutely lovely mesh!)
peggy messy
peggy longflowing
[for peggy's meshes you'll need to download the mesh from the link that is above the green >download< button]


tiara (choose language, find the page of the meshes and download: MESH_RosematATiara301005)

clothes:
regency suits ( Mesh--MaleRegency-(Adult) & Mesh--MTregencyjacket-(Teen))
Seawitch dress
empiredress (meshes -> page 5 on the far right; female 21)
formal empire dress ( currently second row, left; mesh_k8parsfacempiredress092706)
Wedding gown mesh (bodymesh ID: #02470)

Mermaid Meshes:
male (young) adult, elder
teen mermaids
mertoddler
adult mermaids
teen merboys
merchildren
elder mermaid


wow... that was a lot..... I hope you like it :]

Please let me know if something is wrong...

Custom Content by Me:
- black merboy by marie_fay
- black merchild by marie_fay
- black mergranny by marie_fay
- black mermaid by marie_fay
- black mermaid by marie_fay
- black merman by marie_fay
- black mertoddler by marie_fay
- the little mermaid seawitch by marie_fay
- golden merboy by marie_fay
- golden merchild by marie_fay
- golden mergranny by marie_fay
- golden mermaid by marie_fay
- golden mermaid by marie_fay
- golden merman by marie_fay
- golden mermaid by marie_fay
- blue merboy by marie_fay
- blue merchild by marie_fay
- blue mergranny by marie_fay
- blue mermaid by marie_fay
- blue mermaid by marie_fay
- blue merman by marie_fay
- blue mertoddler by marie_fay
- Mermaid updo/rose by marie_fay
- the little mermaid gown by marie_fay
- The little mermaid Weddinggown/marie_fay
- the little mermaid's gown by marie_fay
- the little mermaid prince by marie_fay
- the little mermaid prince by marie_fay
- the little mermaid prince by marie_fay
- the little mermaid crown by marie_fay
- Mermaid Updo by marie_fay
- brown flowing hair /marie_fay
- green merboy by marie_fay
- green merchild by marie_fay
- green mergranny by marie_fay
- green mermaid by marie_fay
- green mermaid by marie_fay
- green merman by marie_fay
- green mertoddler by marie_fay
- silver merboy by marie_fay
- silver merchild by marie_fay
- silver mergranny by marie_fay
- silver mermaid by marie_fay
- silver mermaid by marie_fay
- silver merman by marie_fay
- silver mertoddler by marie_fay
- red merboy by marie_fay
- red merchild by marie_fay
- red mergranny by marie_fay
- red mermaid by marie_fay
- red mermaid by marie_fay
- red merman by marie_fay
- red mertoddler by marie_fay
- purple merboy by marie_fay
- purple merchild by marie_fay
- purple mergranny by marie_fay
- purple mermaid by marie_fay
- purple mermaid by marie_fay
- purple merman by marie_fay
- purple mertoddler by marie_fay
- long straight blonde /peggy by marie_fay
- Curly pulled-up-do /peggy by marie_fay
- SAU wavy hair by marie_fay
- XM crown mermaid hair by marie_fay

Additional Credits:
priest hat/mitre
priest clothing
dagger/knife/sword
wooden floor
lots of effects
dolphins
awesome terrains
the awesome rock^^
decorgals poses

additionally: deviantart
all dresses shown are either my creations, found on mts2 searching for regency or on All About Style in the regency section
Makeup: Helaene, Bruno, skintones by willstefan

and of course I want to thank amy for her input and bearing with me despite all the secrecy
AND! tony ^^ He helped me so incredibly much.... searching for pictures, rendering backgrounds, judging and on and on...


EDIT Some people pointed out that the siren mesh doesn't seem to work... that's because the file is a bit wrong.... When you've downloaded the mesh, find the meshfile amongst the recolours, it's called: MESH_takihairmesh01
or something like this.... Just click on the file, rename it to: MESH_takihairmesh01.PACKAGE
and everything should work just fine...

I started uploading the recolours of the hairs... If you'd like a particular colour, that I don't usually do, please tell me....

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
XM_longcrown_red.zip

Size: 236.1 KB · Downloads: 10,889 · 29th Nov 2007
236.1 KB 10,889 29th Nov 2007
SAU_hair_brown.zip

Size: 121.8 KB · Downloads: 11,430 · 29th Nov 2007
121.8 KB 11,430 29th Nov 2007
Rose_mermaid_updo_brown.zip

Size: 350.7 KB · Downloads: 11,038 · 29th Nov 2007
350.7 KB 11,038 29th Nov 2007
peggy_messy.zip

Size: 169.7 KB · Downloads: 10,270 · 29th Nov 2007
169.7 KB 10,270 29th Nov 2007
peggy_longflowing_blonde.zip

Size: 492.7 KB · Downloads: 12,236 · 29th Nov 2007
492.7 KB 12,236 29th Nov 2007
new_siren_hair_brown.zip

Size: 261.5 KB · Downloads: 15,387 · 29th Nov 2007
261.5 KB 15,387 29th Nov 2007
bipsouille_mermaid_updo_blonde.zip

Size: 290.6 KB · Downloads: 10,584 · 29th Nov 2007
290.6 KB 10,584 29th Nov 2007
the_little_mermaid_seawitch.zip

Size: 304.2 KB · Downloads: 11,010 · 29th Nov 2007
304.2 KB 11,010 29th Nov 2007
the_little_mermaid_pronup_tiara.zip

Size: 10.0 KB · Downloads: 11,654 · 29th Nov 2007
10.0 KB 11,654 29th Nov 2007
regency_suits.zip

Size: 637.2 KB · Downloads: 10,219 · 29th Nov 2007
637.2 KB 10,219 29th Nov 2007
regency_dresses.zip

Size: 1.98 MB · Downloads: 13,441 · 29th Nov 2007
1.98 MB 13,441 29th Nov 2007
mermaids_black.zip

Size: 1.14 MB · Downloads: 15,654 · 29th Nov 2007
1.14 MB 15,654 29th Nov 2007
mermaids_blue.zip

Size: 1.40 MB · Downloads: 17,387 · 29th Nov 2007
1.40 MB 17,387 29th Nov 2007
mermaids_gold.zip

Size: 1.50 MB · Downloads: 19,273 · 29th Nov 2007
1.50 MB 19,273 29th Nov 2007
mermaids_green.zip

Size: 1.39 MB · Downloads: 18,125 · 29th Nov 2007
1.39 MB 18,125 29th Nov 2007
mermaids_purple.zip

Size: 1.37 MB · Downloads: 17,236 · 29th Nov 2007
1.37 MB 17,236 29th Nov 2007
mermaids_red.zip

Size: 1.29 MB · Downloads: 16,780 · 29th Nov 2007
1.29 MB 16,780 29th Nov 2007
mermaids_silver.zip

Size: 1.30 MB · Downloads: 21,441 · 29th Nov 2007
1.30 MB 21,441 29th Nov 2007
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Test Subject
#2 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 3:17 AM
Wow, simply amazing!! Wonderful Job!!!!

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-=-and the vermin of the world inhabit it,-=-
-=-and it's morals aren't worth what a pig could spit,-=-

-=-and it goes by the name of London-=-
Scholar
#3 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 3:26 AM
This is really flippin' wonderful! I love The Little Mermaid!!
Test Subject
#4 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 3:36 AM
Absolutely gorgeous! I downloaded everything!
Field Researcher
#5 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 3:58 AM
Very well done, and beautiful and creative presentated. I love the brown recolor of the hair. Thanks!
#6 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 4:15 AM
This is very good and the TAIL was so interesting and sad. Thhank you and good luck!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 5:44 AM
Holy cow!! A story AND different Mer-clothing for ALL ages?!? You've been working hard on this one!
Test Subject
#8 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 5:57 AM
Absolutely LOVE the way you put the story together.
Unsocialized Homeschooler
#9 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 6:56 AM
Wow! This looks great Marie!
Test Subject
#10 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 7:06 AM
This is my favorite fairytale, I'm glad you brought it to life using the sims 2! You did a great job, you forgot the part when she turned into a being of the air and kissed the prince good bye, I really don't like that part of the story since from romantic it suddenly turned religious but i would had love to see how she could have looked like if you created the spirit version of her.
Test Subject
#11 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 8:43 AM
Wonderful tale! Your beautiful screenshots remind me of a book with black and white illustrations, which I liked very much, though the story ended sadly. Good luck on the contest (on the other hand you shouldn't even need it :D)
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 8:58 AM
Amazing
Alchemist
#13 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 9:02 AM
This is so beautiful, H.C.Andersen would be very proud with you! Thanks,
Alchemist
#14 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 10:50 AM
Really impressive. The whole set is stunning but I think that the pics of your story are the genious touch! I've no words. Thank you and ciao.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 1:51 PM
this is an impressive set. tanks so much for your hard work and effort it's definitely been worth it. these are stunning :D

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Field Researcher
#16 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 2:16 PM
Beautiful work. I've loved the original story from being a child and kind of didn't like the Happy ever after version by Disney quite so much. The story board was excellent work.

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Darkie
Scholar
#17 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 4:34 PM
and pretty story. You've done well Marie Fay ! Thank you !!

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Lab Assistant
#18 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 4:57 PM Last edited by VictoryQueen : 1st Dec 2007 at 5:35 PM.
They`re fantastic. But I`m confused about some meshes.
About Bipsouille mermaid updo mesh... is really the "Geisha hairstyle by request"??
About the Rose mermaid updo: shall I get one of the 3 hairs at http://www.rosesims.org/hair/rosehair_14.htm (in this case, which one shall I get?) or the Rose Hair 14 at http://www.rosesims.org/hair/rosehair_5.htm?
Thanks sooo much for sharing your fantastic job!!! I really would like to have them so I`m looking foward to clarify these doubts and know the Peggy meshes/links, too. Thanks a million once again!
Vicky
Forum Resident
#19 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 5:06 PM
I can't give you enough credit, details are important, and you haven't missed a one! This must have taken forever!! Not enough thanks, but thank you all the same, this is a lovely download!

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#20 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 6:11 PM Last edited by Sim_Me : 1st Dec 2007 at 6:11 PM. Reason: typo
Awesome work Thanks!

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Lab Assistant
#21 Old 1st Dec 2007 at 10:40 PM
uhhhhhh...well, I'll say you've out done yourself! You are such a brat for not showing me any of this! :p

The all hairs are so beautiful, and the outfits...especially the wedding dress.

And the positions you got the sims in for the pictures...is nothing short of mind blowing. (thank goodness you got Bon Voyage...I never would have been able to get you anything like that >.<)

seriously, i'm amazed. absolutely fantastic!!!!!

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#22 Old 2nd Dec 2007 at 4:09 AM
I am so impressed! Wow, look at all the mermaid variety...And the pictures are storyline are stellar as well. You did such an amazing job; thank you so much for sharing! <33
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#23 Old 2nd Dec 2007 at 1:52 PM
squeeee thank you all :] I'm so glad I was able to get in! Thanks again to Tiggerypum!


Quote:
Originally Posted by VictoryQueen
About Bipsouille mermaid updo mesh... is really the "Geisha hairstyle by request"??


Just compare the shapes ;] yes, it is the right mesh

Quote:
Originally Posted by VictoryQueen
About the Rose mermaid updo: shall I get one of the 3 hairs at http://www.rosesims.org/hair/rosehair_14.htm (in this case, which one shall I get?) or the Rose Hair 14 at http://www.rosesims.org/hair/rosehair_5.htm?

again, just compare, I provided the correct links for the time being.... I don't know whether the owners of the sites are going to change something about them... it's the hair on page 14 on the right

I'm back and sort of not... I think I'm leaving mts2 and the whole sims2 business... If anyone is interested in uploading what I've created but not uploaded so far, please contact me...
Test Subject
#24 Old 3rd Dec 2007 at 12:51 AM
She is quite lovely, and the original story is by far the best and my favourite as a child. In my book it just said the sisters of the air swept her up in thier arms, and brought tears to my eyes. Wonderful.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#25 Old 3rd Dec 2007 at 5:30 PM
yupp... I left out quite a bit.... The gardens and the feast and the ending with her becoming a creature of the air and the whole immortal soul thing, too..... Sorry for that, but I didn't have enough time...

I'm back and sort of not... I think I'm leaving mts2 and the whole sims2 business... If anyone is interested in uploading what I've created but not uploaded so far, please contact me...
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