Updated mods for Realm of Magic

Hi, I have finally found some time to update my mods after moving to my new apartment. Gender Less has been updated with the strings from the new game pack, and there are two new packages for Unlocked CAS Parts with unlocks some makeup for Aliens and a costume that originally came with the deluxe edition.

Hope you are enjoying the new pack,
Fogity

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Updated mods for Island Living

The summer is here (if you live on my side of the globe) and so is the new expansion Island Living. And I have finally finished updating my mods, so you can get some fresh copies in preparation for visiting Sulani.

Gender Less has been updated for the new expansion. I also took the liberty of improving the process I use to fix grammar errors, so now the mod is even better than before!

Unlocked CAS Parts required almost an all-round update, which means that you should re-download all of the packages you use. It now also includes stuff from Island Living, specifically: new full- and part-time career outfits, snorkels, mermaid eyes, and mermaid tops. I will be updating the parts lists when I am back from midsummer holidays.

As usual Hidden Highlight works fine and doesn’t need to be updated.

Now I am off to celebrate midsummer,
Fogity

Gender Less updated

This one comes a fair bit later than usual, but I have been busy with finishing up my studies. Anyway, the freelancer update did not come with any new CAS parts, so that mod did not need any updates. However, there where some new gendered text for the careers which I have added in an update to Gender Less.

I still have some more work before my studies are over, so you can only expect patch updates, but you should not have to wait so long for those.

That was all from me right now,
Fogity

Updates for Get Famous

With a patch comes an expansion, or is it the other way around? Well, an expansion has come either way, and that means mod updates. However, as I mentioned with the patch update, Gender Less has already been updated for Get Famous.

Anyway, I have now unlocked the hidden CAS items for Get Famous and added them to Unlocked CAS Parts. As usual, I have added all the new items to the Unlocked CAS Parts List (look at the Careers, Lost and Misc. lists).

There isn’t much more to say really. Have fun and enjoy all the new content.

Cheers,
Fogity

Mods updated before Get Famous

What a patch, so many new features, so many worried people.

First things first, I have now updated all of my mods for the new patch (2018-11-13) and I suggest you go and download them right away. Although I did not update Hidden Highlight, which has survived, and continue too, through both big and small patches. Only some Unlocked CAS Part files needed to be updated, so you can just pick the ones mentioned in the change log. And as always you can look at the new parts in the Unlocked CAS Part List.

As the title suggest, Get Famous will soon be upon us, which means I will be updating mods again in just a few days. However if you are using Gender Less, I have very good news for you. I have been able to update the mod for Get Famous already, so if you can just add the mod and enjoy Get Famous without gendered terms as soon as it’s released.

And finally, most of you are probably aware that this patch have broken a lot of script mods. What you might not be aware is that I have been working hard this last month making a new tool for modders that help them update old and make new script mods. This was the main reason I launched my patreon page, but the idea is for it to serve as a way to support all of my sims modding efforts.

Enjoy the new patch,
Fogity

Discord and Patreon

The observant visitor might have noticed that there have been a bunch of changes to Foggy Frontier the last few weeks. Even the unobservant should have noticed this, as the site looks completely different. Let me walk you through what is happening…

First up is the obvious, I have switched the theme of the site. The motivation for this is that I wanted a more suitable layout. This layout is both more suitable for the current content and for the new things I have planned.

The second thing I want to address is the removal of the forum and introduction of my discord server. In contrast to the forum, my intention with this discord server is to not only use it for my mods and tools but as a place where anyone can come and discuss and work on mods and tools. Currently we are only a few active people, but I hope that it will grow into a large community. While I am discussion discord, I would be remiss to not mention Deaderpool’s server. It is a great community that I can highly recommend visiting.

I would also like to mention that I have started a Patreon page. If you like my work and want to give me thanks in the form of a monetary contribution, this is the place to do it. By showing your support you help motivate me to make mods for the community and I can justify purchasing new (and old) packs.

Finally, I would like to briefly discuss what I am doing right now. As you are certainly aware there is an upcoming expansion and with it a new game patch. As you might be aware, this patch will upgrade the Python version used by the game. This means two things:

  • All script mods will stop working and have to be updated.
  • We need new tools to be able to look at the game code.

The first point does not affect my mods, I will be updating them shortly after the patch and the expansion are released. But for the second point I have been hard at work making such new tools with great success. There is still a few things left to do, but the new tools are probably as good, or better, than the tools we had before. After I am done with this project, I will be doing some experimenting and hopefully expand our knowledge about some less explored areas of modding. I don’t want to go into specifics as it is uncertain whether I will be successful, I am optimistic though.

Cheers,
Fogity

Introducing Gender Less

I am pleased to announce a new, neutrally aligned mod called Gender Less.

This mod replaces all gendered terms in the game (including every single pack) with gender neutral ones. I have chosen the pronoun “they” and replaced all gendered titles with the corresponding neutral term (such as “parent” instead of “mother”). There are a couple that do not have a neutral term (such as “uncle/aunt”), in these cases I have selected suggested terms that are as clear as possible (in this example I chose “unty”). When replacing the pronouns I encountered the problem of subject-verb agreement, and have had to use some cleaver tricks to correct the grammar. I am very proud of the results.

I think I am in my right when I say that this is a very important mod. It is not important to me, although I am proud of it, but it’s existence will doubtlessly be of tremendous worth to some people. It will be a nice addition for those who would like to play with sims that do not conform to a specific gender and not have the game mis-gender their sims. But it will be much more important for those who themselves do not conform to a specific gender and in their everyday lives have to deal with being mis-gendered or linguistically excluded. This will enable them to escape this within The Sims, something they might sorely need. This is why I think this mod is important.

Enjoy,
Fogity

Updated Unlocked CAS Part List

To accompany my update of Unlocked CAS Parts I have now also updated the Unlocked CAS Part List.

I have combined the full-time career pages and added the careers from City Living and Seasons. I have done the same with the unused and recolour pages (now called “lost”) and the NPC pages. The perk page as been changed to a miscellaneous and now contains perks, prizes, skill rewards and purchasable clothes. And finally, I added a page for scout outfits.

I hope this updated list will be useful and remember to check out the updated mod!

Cheers,
Fogity

A long overdue update.

It was three years since I updated my Unlocked CAS Parts mod.

For three years I have thought that I probably should update it, but my relationship with The Sims is very complicated. However, I recently got bitten by the Sims bug and started playing around with remaking some modding tools. Apparently I have become better at it, and now I have some nice tools to easily make updates the above mentioned mod.

Btw, I have been checking in on the Sims community from time to time in my absence, and I am really astonished by retained popularity of this simple mod. To each person that gave someone a link to this mod: you are the reason I have now made an update, and will continue to update the mod moving forward.

The mod covers a lot more than it did before, and I have a page detailing the 40 (!) individual packages you can download. I still have to update the thumbnail lists though.

I hope you will be happy with this new update and I am sorry for the delay,
Fogity