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by hatthecat123 Posted 15th Dec 2010 at 4:14 PM - Updated 23rd Dec 2010 at 1:23 AM by hatthecat123
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All working now, I've clean installed the packs so they are now less than half the size they were orginally (some wierd unknown stuff)!!! So now they should be super game friendly, sorry about all this, i don't think any thing super bad will happen to your game cause of this but just in case it would probably be best to reinstall if you don't use Clean Installer to sort these things out any way. sorry if this is all mispelt and stuff IE don't have no spell checker like my good friend Chrome.
Thanks Lance for reporting this!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I present to you Nereid my latest sim...enjoy and thanks are always welcome!

A little story

One day an old fisherman was out on his boat to retrieve his days catch, when he looked inside to net he found a beautiful silver fish with gleaming scales he could not make himself kill it. Instead he put it back into the net and sailed back to shore. In the night he heard a strange ripping noise from outside and the figure of a child was shown to be disentangling it’s self from the net, it came towards him face and body oddly glistening in the light. The fisherman reeled backwards as the child was covered in patches of scales which shone oddly in the moon’s rays and then pilled onto the floor unconscious. The old fisherman took her into his home, he gave her warm food and took care of her as if she was his own child. He took her fishing with him since she never looked so happy as she did at the sea and weather always seemed that much fairer and the catch that much greater when she was with him. He named her Nereid, since she had been a fish that changed it’s shape to a human girl; like one of nymphs who had been thought to of live in the Aegean Sea.
When she was near 17 her adoptive father died and left her all he had, for the next couple of years she fished alone on the open sea and once she had saved up enough money she bought an old tea clipper and hired a crew, although at first they were hard to find (due to many people thinking she was a witch of sorts) but the wages were good and the contract reasonable. Soon she assembled a fine crew and they set sail going where no man (woman) had gone before…sorry I just couldn’t resist that.

Yeah anyway no meshes this just uses maxis' meshes from the base game.

About the Stuff and Credits(there's about a ton of it)

There are two different available downloads
"Nereid Original" and "Nereid Normal", the "Original" has patches of scales on her skin where as "Normal" doesn't and that's about the only difference.
Both the "Normal" and "Original" skins are based on the SimCribbling's Self-MakeUp Skintones shade tan, thank you so much for your friendly policy! I have made it so the face texture is more realistic and structured (it looks good on the guys)this applies to all ages at varying degrees. The "Original" has scales on all ages. And thank you again SimCribbling!
The hair is a maxis' one I retextured...I think its pretty good since it was done with a mouse in a very painstaking manor.
The outfit is a maxis' retexture it took to long and I think I have become even madder during the process and cannot bear to spend another second on it.
The cheek sculpt helps give structure to her face and uses SimCribbling's marvellous skin as a base (sorry for the mass maulage).
This also includes "London" eyeshadow from Bruno's Cosmopolitan collection, thank you for your open polices!
Also in the picture for the skin Nereid is wearing cutie pie undis by Bruno.

"Ahoy me maties!"

Custom Content by Me:
- NereridSim by hatthecat123@MTS2
- NereidEyebrows by hatthecat123@MTS2
- NereridEyes by hatthecat123@MTS2
- NereridEyeLashes by hatthecat123@MTS2
- NereidSculptedCheek by hatthecat123@MTS2
- NereidFishySkin by hatthecat123@MTS2
- NereidHair by hatthecat123@MTS2
- NereridHairRecolour by hatthecat123@MTS2
- NereidOutfit by hatthecat123@MTS2
- NereridSim by hatthecat123@MTS2
- NereidNormalSkin by hatthecat123@MTS2

Custom Content Included:
- Cosmopolitan - London - Bruno@MTS2 by bruno

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
Nereid Orginal.rar

Size: 7.73 MB · Downloads: 882 · 23rd Dec 2010
7.73 MB 882 23rd Dec 2010
Nereid Normal.rar

Size: 7.54 MB · Downloads: 1,108 · 23rd Dec 2010
7.54 MB 1,108 23rd Dec 2010
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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.
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Not actually evil.
#2 Old 16th Dec 2010 at 3:57 AM
Nifty idea for a sim and cheek sculpts for all kinds of sims, thanks.
Test Subject
#3 Old 16th Dec 2010 at 2:48 PM
Wonderful job
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#4 Old 16th Dec 2010 at 11:45 PM
thanks! i am glad your enjoying!
#5 Old 21st Dec 2010 at 8:39 PM
She seems nice enough for me, I'll take her for my game
#6 Old 21st Dec 2010 at 8:43 PM
Can I ask what this included-in-the-package-twice thing is:
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 22nd Dec 2010 at 6:45 PM
Originally Posted by Lance
Can I ask what this included-in-the-package-twice thing is:
fa75c15471410b0fd8577511cae4cc2f.package.package.package.package be frank i don't really know, but i'll have a look into it since it might be pets expansion related or maxis meshes or something. Does she still work in game?
"included-in-the-package-twice" also is this referring specifically to CC, like did you get more than one of each piece of CC?
I am sorry i can't be of more help but this is out of my depth, but if any one knows about that i would be grateful if you could comment or PM me whether this is major and if it is how to fix it.

A good friend of mine once said "Pythagorain Circles, that's just what life is.", when you think about this it doesn't make sense...well neither does life.
#8 Old 22nd Dec 2010 at 9:29 PM
fa75c15471410b0fd8577511cae4cc2f.package.package.package.package is 6+ MB and Clean Installer says the file is of unknown type.

By "included in the package twice" I meant this file is doubled in the .sims2pack, and hair recolor is doubled too. Waste of space.

The sim works fine, but, well, I am used to check every file I put in my game, and there is a lot of people who don't do that. And, you know, unknown files tend to have unpleasant side-effects. I think you should check sims2packs more careful before uploading.

PS My version is "Original".
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#9 Old 23rd Dec 2010 at 12:23 AM Last edited by hatthecat123 : 23rd Dec 2010 at 1:30 AM.
Hi, i am just re uploading files (taking a while, nothing to do with me running different browsers and several programs) but anyway all sorted and clean installed!
it isn't just isn't the downloads aren't showing up on the thread, they show up on saved threads but not here, refreshed page, waited a while, reuploaded
its fixed no worries!

A good friend of mine once said "Pythagorain Circles, that's just what life is.", when you think about this it doesn't make sense...well neither does life.
Test Subject
#10 Old 8th Sep 2014 at 10:53 PM
Love this little fishy tale. ^^<3