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Misty's Red Dwarf Project

by MistyBlue Posted 25th Oct 2010 at 11:29 PM - Updated 19th Jun 2012 at 10:19 AM by MistyBlue
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What is Red Dwarf?

Assuming you're not all that familiar with the show (so nice of you to click to view this upload anyway! ), I'll just take a second to describe what's it's all about:

The series does not involve an actual red dwarf, but a red Jupiter mining ship that, for unexplained reasons, is named Red Dwarf. The protagonist, Dave Lister, is the last human being in the universe. His companions are a humanoid cat, a borderline-senile computer, and a hologram of his dead bunkmate. None of this makes sense, but it doesn't matter because of just how good this series is.

Really, Sci-Fi combined with British humour is as good as any show can get. I used to watch it when I was a kid, and it was the awesomest thing ever. I was too young to get all of the jokes though, but still, a humanoid cat, a slob and a guy with a letter H stuck on his forehead were enough to make me watch the show. Simple times those were. Then earlier this year, I've cought a glimpse of it on TV and it all came back to me; bought all of the DVD-s, re-watched them twice, and then the idea of this project was born.
This simmified crew will have to do without Kryten, sadly; my meshing skills are quite basic, and I'm sure even experienced meshers would find it difficult to mesh all of his mechanoid parts.
Because I am completely and utterly bonkers (and also because many people really want Kryten), I've decided to at least try and make a decent Kryten sim. Yes, it will take a while :P

It took me about 230 hours to finish this (why yes, I -have- actually counted :P). It's my biggest Sim project up to date, and something that made me get off my lazy butt and learn something about meshing.

Anyway...let's get down to business. Long post coming up mind you.

Dave Lister

"I'm an animal! I'm a tasteless, uncouth, tone-deaf, mindless, revolting, randy, blokeish, semi-literate space bum."

"Rimmer, there's nothing out there, you know. There's nobody out there. No alien monsters, no Zargon warships, no beautiful blondes with beehive hairdos who say, "Show me some more of this Earth thing called kissing." There's just you, me, the Cat, and a lot of floating smegging rocks. That's it. Finito."

Dave Lister (played by Craig Charles) is a Liverpudlian slob, but in a really loveable way. He really wants to go back to Earth and start a farm, but even though Earth is three million years away, he seems unwilling to go back into stasis rather than put up with Rimmer and the Cat and probably die before the ship even comes close to Earth. He's just that awesome.


- Outfit is a new mesh combined of Aikea Guinea's jacket mesh and Maxis pants. Thanks to the ever so awesome Aikea for giving me permission to edit her awesome mesh, and to use her gloves textures.

- Both hair meshes use parts of Nouk's ponytail mesh. Thank you Nouk for being such a fabulous creator with such an awesome policy.

Arnold Rimmer

"You are a total, total ... a word has yet to be invented to describe how totally whatever it is you are, but you are one and a total, total one at that."

Arnold Judas Rimmer (played by Chris Barrie) is a snob, but in a really lovable way. For most of the series' run, he is dead; fortunately for Rimmer, death is less deadly in the future, which means he gets revived as a hologram. But death is also not the life-changing experience it used to be, and Rimmer remains a snobbish annoyance while being dead. Not many people can be annoying while dead; that takes an awesome amount of callousness.


- Huge, huge thanks to Alfred Askew for her generous permission to recolor her delicious hair texture. It was a most simple job, I've just moved a couple of sliders, all credits go to awesome Alfie.

- You will need the hair mesh by Nouk. Follow this path: All Old Downloads->Male Hair->Sport it short.

- Skintone is by Anva, edited by me. Thank you, Anva, for your awesome policy!

- The outfit is a recolor of a Maxis mesh that comes with Apartment Life, so you will need AL for the mesh to show up.


"Eh, what's that? Oh, it's my shadow. Hey, even my shadow's looking nice! I'm looking nice, my shadow's looking nice, what a team! We are unbelievable! Okay, team, this way."

Cat (played by Danny John Jules) is a member of the species Felis sapiens. He's very stylish and self-centred, but in a really loveable way. Also he's ... er, actually, that's about it. In fact, he's self-centred to the point of complete obliviousness. Whenever he plays a major role, half of the episode is spent on attempting to explain to Cat what is going on and what he needs to do. But he's just awesome!


- You will need the fangs mesh by GeneralZoi.

- The suite is a recolor of a Maxis mesh that comes with Bon Voyage, so you'll need that EP. Stud earrings on the pictures are from BV as well.

- Skintone is my edit of one of Needlecream's awesome skins. Thank you, Needlecream for making and sharing your lovely creations!

- Hair is my edit of one of Maxis ponytail hairs.

Poly count: F=384 V=236.

"As the days go by, we face the increasing inevitability that we are alone in a godless, uninhabited, hostile and meaningless universe. Still, you've got to laugh, haven't you?"

Holly (played ny Norman Lovett and Hattie Hayridge) is the ship's computer. He's senile, but in a really loveable way. He has an IQ of 6000, which is only because the average intelligence of a computer his age is equivalent to that of a brand new Talkie Toaster. Just like many old people in real life, Holly attempts to appear cool by using colloquial language ("What's happening dudes?") and, just like many old people in real life, fails miserably.

You get two Hollies for the price of one! Isn't that awesome?


"Why are we even asking him? Let's at least ask someone who's going to give us a slightly more intelligent answer... Hello, wall, what do you think?"

Kristine Kochanski (played by Chloe Annett) Kochanski dated Dave Lister for about 3 weeks, and Lister has been infatuated with her ever since. His whole plan for a life in Fiji included Kristine Kochanski, so it was a bit of a blow, when she was killed in the accident, with the rest of the Red Dwarf crew.


- You will need a mesh by Nouk, follow All Old Downloads->Female hair->Girl Next Door hair.

The Expansion Packs are needed only for Rimmer's and Cat's outfits to show up, all of the sims will work just fine when installed with CleanInstaller

If you're a Red Dwarf fan I do hope you will enjoy these sims in your game, and if you're not...well, perhaps these sims will make you go and watch an episode or two? Even if they don't, have fun with them, they still make quite nice 'regular' sims

Custom Content by Me:
- Lister
- Eyebrows
- Unkempt stubble
- Eyebags
- Chin Dimple
- Cheekshine
- Smirk Line
- Lister Skintone
- Lister Hair
- Lister Hair Mesh
- Lister Outfit
- Lister Outfit Mesh
- Lister Hair+Hat Mesh
- Lister Hair+Hat
- Rimmer
- Rimmer's H
- Nasolabial2
- Forehad anti-shine
- Eyebags Pinkish
- Eyelids
- RimmerSkin_Anvaedit
- Rimmer Hair recolor
- Rimmer Outfit
- Cat
- Nose lines
- Jaw shadow
- nose mask
- CatSkin_Needlecreamedit
- Cat Hair Mesh
- Cat Hair
- Cat Suite
- Hollie
- Eyebags
- Lip Lines
- Nosemask
- Holly
- Lashes
- Nosemask
- Lip lines
- Kochanski
- Lip LInes

Custom Content Included:

Note: Rensim site is, sadly, dead, so the links in the CC list will take you to the model railroad building website (yes, apparently such thing does exist:P).

- Eyes by JoanneDyer at MTS2
- Shadow by SimpleLife
- Sclera v2 - Dark by Anva
- Facekit - Nose Bulb 2 by Rensim
- Facekit - Teeth, Eyebags, Lashes by Rensim
- Layerable Mouth Corner by D.Eclipse
- Shadow2 by SimpleLife
- Nosemask by Sironasims
- Ga_Laxy Eyes by Teru_K
- Blush by Louis
- Blush - Circonflex Anti-Shine by Rensim
- Eyebrows by Rensim
- Nosemask by SironaSims
- GlamBrows by La_Exotique
- Eyes by -Shady-
- Lashes by Lunar Eclipse
- Shadow by Simplelife
- Eyes by Bruno
- Sclera v2 - Light by Anva
- Aging Mask by SimpleLife
- Eyes Blush by Alfred Askew
- Shadow by SLU
- Eyebrows by SLU
- Anva edit by Misty/Anva
- GlamBrows by La_Exotique
- Eyes by @stefan
- Lip Blush by Bruno
- Skintone by needlecream
- GlamBrows by La_Exotique
- Eyes by JoanneDyer
- Lipstick by Pyxis
- Nosemask by SironaSims
- Nosemask2 by Pooklet
- Hollow of the Cheek by A.S.K. by AtomicSpaceKitty@MTS2
- Eyelids by SLU
- Blush by Bruno@MTS2
- Lashes by zoej
- Skintone by Anva

Additional Credits:
Milkshape, Wes_H for plug-ins, the creators of SimPE, Uncyclopedia for some of the text used in the upload, all tutorial writers whose tips I've used, the creators of and the cast of Red Dwarf, folks at Creator Feedback Forum and everyone else who contributed to this fun project :D

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

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 25th Oct 2010 at 11:35 PM
Very nice! I think you captured Cat especially well.
Field Researcher
#3 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 12:20 AM
My jaw just about hit the floor when I saw your David Lister!

You did a spectacular job on him! (They are all great, but David is amazing!)
Test Subject
#4 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 1:21 AM
Fabulous job! Love "Red Dwarf". Currently have it in my Netflix cue and have been rewatching it.

You got Lister spot on.
#5 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 1:35 AM
I've never watched or heard about this show, but I think it's great how you made a whole project out of it All the characters turned out fantastic!

.. maybe I have to check out an episode now.
Test Subject
#6 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 2:56 AM
I watched this show on PBS when I was little, and thought it was so funny. This brings back some memories. Great job!
Test Subject
#7 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 4:33 AM
I ADORE these...ocelotekatl over at SimTrek2BoldlyGo had designed an EXCELLENT Red Dwarf, and these will kit it out v. v. nicely...

There's only one thing missing, IMHO...and that's Kryten...I'm sure he'd be probably almost impossible to recreate (what with the blocky head and all) but I mention him because he was always my fave character...

Thanx HUGELY for sharing these though...they're brillig!
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
retired moderator THANKS POST
#8 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 4:57 AM
Excellent work Misty - and all the specialised cc as well - hair - hats - clothes - skins. I am most impressed. And Lister looks great - I'm glad you did not give up on him
Test Subject
#9 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 7:51 AM
I wish I had Apartment Life so I could have these folks. Especially Lister. He's spot-on! He'd be right at home in my Sim-verse. *siiiigh* Great work though. The hours of work really show.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 8:31 AM
These are really awesome. My roommate has the entire series, and now I want to go watch a season or two.
Test Subject
#11 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 8:46 AM
i have seen every single episode of Red Dwarf... great work!
Née whiterider
retired moderator THANKS POST
#12 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 12:20 PM
I've been watching this project for months, and it's turned out fantastic. Amazing, Misty, seriously! Thankyou!
Bowties are cool.
retired moderator
Original Poster
#13 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 12:38 PM
Thank you guys! I'm really proud of this upload, so it's nice to hear you lovely folks appreciate it. I was afraid that I'll work my butt off and no one will care :P

malfoya - Yes, do check it out! It's one awesome show

ayshara - Oh, that's awesome, I had no idea he made a Red Dwarf ship! And, I do love Kryten myself as well, but with my current meshing skills and knowledge I wouldn't be able to make a proper Kryten sim. Perhaps, someday...

Lee - Well, perhaps I -would- have given up if it weren't for your encouragement and help Thank you <3

leaf - You don't need to have the EPs for this to work, just for Rimmer's and Cat's outfits. Everything else is base game compatible

jylla - It would be a shame to have all the DVDs so close and not to watch the whole series I hope you'll check it out.

- Thank you so much, I'm so happy it all turned out well
Forum Resident
#14 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 2:53 PM
Misty, these are just awesome! Very good likenesses. I love the whole set. Thank you so much!
#15 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 3:56 PM
Great set of Sims! Excellent work Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 4:38 PM
Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast!!

The whole set is brilliant and so lifelike. Great work :D
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 5:22 PM
Hmm, quite a nice set. I can see the total hours put into it,,,, LITERALLY.
Lister, as mention spot on.
Rimmer, now he doesn't look quite right some how. Hair is too light, and something in the face.
Cat,, does look great and just about spot on,, head does seem a bit like it should be a bit,, shorter, too much forehead, know what I mean?
Kochanski is pretty spot on too. Seems she has a slightly narrower face in the chin area though in the show.
The Hollys,,, spot on too. Are they sims, or something on the computers??
OH, and before you get upset by my critics,,,, I warn you I'm OCC. So please no hex vision! But really, these are simply the most awesome sims I have seen. Love the work you've done. Sadly, I agree, does seem off without old novelty condom head, ya know, LOL. I'm sure someone out there would be able to help with doing a Kryton sim.
Test Subject
#18 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 6:30 PM
These are amazing! Being a fan of Red Dwarf myself, I can totally appreciate these. I love the Cat! Dave is done really well. What are the Hollys like by the way? Just floating heads or are they wearing black?
Field Researcher
#19 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 7:22 PM
You are so one of the best celeb simmers out there.
#20 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 8:45 PM
These are quite simply amazing! Mr. Flibble approves
Several years ago I started thinking about a Red Dwarf career--maybe someday ... these would be perfect for it.
Bowties are cool.
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Original Poster
#21 Old 26th Oct 2010 at 10:58 PM
Jason - Thank you, I'm glad you like 'em! I just downloaded your Red Dwarf lot, my sims were kinda homeless

- Thank you, I'm happy they turned out well

Hencing - Well, as long as you're not asking me to stoke you a klipper...

therebel - Thank you! Well, they might not be perfect, but I hoenstly think it's the best I could've done Hollies are just sims, sadly.

shirocker - Hollies are regular sims, but, now that you've mentioned it, making them floating heads might be kinda cool.

Taure - Aw, thank you, I'm happy you like my work

M3g7e - Phew, lucky for me Mr. Flibble approves! Otherwise I might be in big trouble
#22 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 12:04 AM
Love these....wish it was the original Kochanski though (Claire Grogan) as I prefered her. I have a Sci-Fi hood and these are much needed. Thankies so much!

Never wake a sleeping Dragon...for you are small and crunchy and taste good with ketchup!
Forum Resident
#23 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 1:21 AM
Holy smeg! This is awesome.. It almost makes me wanna reinstall sims 2.
Mad Poster
#24 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 1:57 AM
These are awesome! Not just as the characters, but as the actors as well. Tell me, when you select them in CAS, have you tried making Dave and Rimmer into women, to see if they even remotely resemble their female counterparts from that one episode? Just curious - that's the first thing I plan to do with them when I next play my main game! :-D
Gone Fishin'
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#25 Old 27th Oct 2010 at 6:13 AM

Holy moly... you've outdone yourself this time, Misty!! These are amazing! YOU are amazing!!

It's been a long time since I last watched Red Dwarf, but I'm going to rectify that now.
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