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True Blood Sims: Franklin Mott

by fanseelamb Posted 30th Mar 2012 at 1:16 PM - Updated 22nd May 2013 at 11:23 PM by fanseelamb : new thumbnail
16 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 15 Thanks Posts
Franklin Mott
Such an entertaining psychopath. If you watch True Blood....SHHH!! Please don't discuss the plot in this thread. We don't wanna spoil it for folks who haven't seen it yet, right? Right. Good. Extra special thanks to all the custom content creators mentioned below, and to the actors, writers, and entire crew that makes True Blood. Particularly James Frain who portrays Franklin so brilliantly.

Please do not redistribute this sim or altered versions of him. Thank you.

Recommended but Not Included
  • Fangs! Franklin is packaged as a human. He'll grow fangs when you turn him into a vampire in your game. You must have the Nightlife Expansion Pack installed in order to make him a vampire.

  • Fang fix. If you have Nightlife and Pets or a later expansion pack installed, adult male vampire fangs tend to flash blue and get detached from the sim's mouth. To fix this, please install Cyjon's Blue Fangs Fix. You should delete the "Accessory.cache" file from your "Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2" folder before installing the fix, in order to fix any glitchy fangs on vampires already in your game.

  • Default-Replacement vampire overlay. By default, Sims2 vampires have a blueish tinge which is wrong for True Blood vamps. I highly recommend TSN's Normal looking NL Vampire Skin Overlay (vampireNoBlueNoRedEye version) if you have Nightlife and plan to make Franklin a vampire.

  • Maxis Skin. This sim uses default Maxis skin. If you have default-replacement skins installed, please download the light non-default Maxis skin here and put it on him in CAS.

  • Eyes. Franklin uses my own default-replacement eyes. If you don't want to use those, I recommend these lovely eyes by Opeu. You could even get away with using the default Maxis eyes since the light blue ones aren't so bad.

Included Content
  • Franklin Sim

  • Eyebrows and sideburns by me. They're colour-binned with all the colours (black, brown, blond, red, grey) in ONE file. Done this way because when binned facial hair is saved in separate files, the wrong colour gets packaged with sims.

  • Chin dimple and red-rimmed-eyes eyeliner by me.

  • Wrinkles by Onah

  • Eyelids by TileToad

  • Outfit and its mesh by me. Full Body. Poly count: 2078.

  • All included content has been compressed with jfade's Compressorizer to reduce filesize.

Free Tips
  • Install with Clean Installer to avoid "missing EP" error messages.
  • Franklin requires no Expansion Packs, but you'll need the Nightlife EP to make him a vampire.


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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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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Special Installation Instructions
  • If you get an error that says "This content requires expansion pack data that is not installed", please use either Clean Installer to install this sim.
world renowned whogivesafuckologist
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#2 Old 30th Mar 2012 at 1:54 PM
I always find it amazing, the likenesses you're able to achieve with just a touch of Maxis-match content. I recognized him immediately on your eye upload!
Sesquipedalian Pisciform
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#3 Old 30th Mar 2012 at 4:25 PM
I don't even watch TrueBlood but I know all the characters in the show.

Thank you. I think.

/me mumbles about sex and violence and steamy swamps and simmies.
Demon Sheep
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Original Poster
#4 Old 30th Mar 2012 at 4:29 PM
D'awww! Thank you both. Such sweeties you are.
#5 Old 30th Mar 2012 at 9:59 PM
Hee! He was one crazy vampire. Let's find out if he's just as 'cute' in my game. Thank you! :D
Test Subject
#6 Old 31st Mar 2012 at 7:32 AM
Goodness!! How I love James Frain..and he was excellent as Franklin. Good job
Test Subject
#7 Old 31st Mar 2012 at 11:20 AM
Love it!
Demon Sheep
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#8 Old 31st Mar 2012 at 9:27 PM
Aw, thanks guys!

ufcfighterchic: I loved him in The Tudors too. Not sure exactly how old Franklin is supposed to be, but I can totally imagine him as Cromwell turned vampire and gone mad.
Field Researcher
#9 Old 31st Mar 2012 at 10:36 PM
I've only seen the 1st season so I didn't know this character. But I recognized the actor immediately - you are THAT good. Got talent? Yes, you do.
Test Subject
#10 Old 1st Apr 2012 at 2:16 PM
I have to say I kinda like the Franklin in the books better. But this sim looks absolutely amazing!
Field Researcher
#11 Old 3rd Apr 2012 at 6:22 PM
Squeeeee!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing him <3 I really like this actor a lot and in my hood I will be able to dress him like Cromwell lol Maybe we'll get to see a slightly saner version of him 500 years ago....Nah, I kind of like the crazy old vamp the way he is and hope he causes some mischief in my game. Of course he might bump into Eric and Godric from time to time. I really need to take some medievally pics of these guys and share them. I'm so excited now...
Demon Sheep
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#12 Old 3rd Apr 2012 at 6:47 PM
Sunni: Heeeheeee you're VERY welcome!! YES you must take pics of them in your medieval world! I would so love to see that!

Caige86: Awww, thank you! I am more a fan of the show than the books. TV Franklin amuses the heck outta me, while book Franklin just creeps me out. The only character I prefer in the books is Alcide. Am still waiting for TV Alcide to impress me.

shastakiss: Gosh what a nice compliment. Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#13 Old 4th Apr 2012 at 6:49 AM
He is so fascinatingly mad. I'll make sure not to let him on the same lot with my Tara sim!
#14 Old 5th Apr 2012 at 4:40 PM
He looks seriously amazing. I recognized him right away.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 20th Apr 2012 at 4:38 AM
Oh nutty Franklin. I have been stalking your tumblr, so thank you for this! :D
#16 Old 2nd Nov 2013 at 7:08 PM Last edited by fanseelamb : 2nd Nov 2013 at 9:23 PM. Reason: abusing my modly power to remove the blatant spoiler
Demon Sheep
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#17 Old 2nd Nov 2013 at 9:22 PM
@Nick-the-Greek - Glad you like him, but did you not see my request that people not discuss the plot? I know it's a few years old now but would still prefer to keep spoilers out of this thread.