Links - Page 7
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Comments and Commentary
Natalia's SimShop Online
Seems to have disappeared from the web. Our original review follows.
Impressive collection of building materials, objects, and clothing in all categories.
Back on line after a brief hiatus at the same URL on 8 Dec 01. Renamed from "SimShop Online".
Some of the stuff isn't back on line just yet, so stay tuned.
Pasiphae says, "The beautiful natural wood doors and windows are magnificent! And,
erm ... terrestial. There's a space mural here that just has to go up on the
entrance from the spaceport to Topside Mall, and the Luna City Hotel has opened the bidding
for a contractor to make the Zodiac Murals for their Celestial Ballrom!"
Entry updated 27 Feb 03
Natsy's Super Sim Shoppe
We haven't written our review of Natsy's Super Sim Shoppe yet, but we will soon!
Recommended by Kate, webmistress of Parsimonious (page 7), so we know you'll like it!
Entry updated 20 Feb 2004
Antonius Nerva offers downloable houses for Roman Sims.
Entry updated 14 Sep 01
Nicole's Sim Skins
Original heads and clothes. Classic art. Plants made from photographs. Hosted on Angelfire.
Entry updated 2 Sep 01
Large collection of original clothing for women, men, and girls in several categories. Very
impressive collection of women's faces using head meshes from SimFreaks.
The "nighttime" them comes into play more with the objects than the clothes and faces. You
spend a lot of time exploring the extensive collection of objects in all categories.
Moved from Terrashare to The Sims Resource in August 2001.
Caution: Most of the SimFreaks heads, though beautiful, can slow down your game because of the number
of vertices in the mesh. Use them sparingly; your game can keep up with about one per household.
Carla says, "I'm especially impressed by the attention to detail in all the skins and items."
Entry updated 4 Mar 02 -Updated URL
Goth skins -- dark clothes, black lips, media fandom. Back on line on 8/28/2001 after a brief hiatus.
Hosted on Geocities.
Entry updated 2 Sep 01.
Oasis, Inc. offers lots of houses for all income levels.
The really impressive work in Sims architecture includes a model of the White House.
The original Oasis, Inc. site on Ocatch is closed, but webmaster Stephanie B. moved to new
sites open on freehompage.com and then to Angelfire. She is actively maintaining the
Angelfire site, so that's where our link points now.
Also known as S & R Construction, which is listed on
page 8 of the Moon Sims links.
Pasiphae says, "The sci-fi textures are pretty neat, but not quite Livin' Luna."
Entry updated 18 Jun 02
Known as Obsidian on the boards, Sim Wytch maintains two sites that we know of:
Pay Site Review (below on this page) and
Sim Wytch (page 12). The Sim Wytch site got Pasiphae's Livin' Luna rating.
Entry updated 18 Feb 2004
Old Hippie's Secondhand Sims
Affordable houses costing less than $20,000 for every lot. Burger Sims, Ma's, and Pop's restaurants.
Floor plans for houses. Advice on how to build playable houses.
Hosted on Triposd (pop-up ads).
Entry updated 6 Oct 01
by Daboo & Ana
This site is being built on SimsHost as we write this on 31 August 02, so it might
not be ready for you just yet.
Old Skins by Daboo & Ana hosts the archive for two of the most outstanding artists in
the Sims community. You really have to see their heart-stopplingly beautiful people for
yourself; no description we could provide here would do justice to their work.
They have revised many of their early skins with the skills they have
developed in the past couple of the years, so now they look even better.
This site also includes Ana's work from her old site,
OlÚ Sims (page 9) and will be updated with things that
are no longer available at
Sim Skins by Daboo & Ana
Popular demand encouraged them to bring back all their earlier skins at this
new site. For Daboo and Ana's latest work, visit Sim Skins (see above for the link) and
Exclusive Sims and Sim Fever
(see "Sim Fever" on page 9).
This is one of more than sixty great Sims sites hosted by
You'll want to subscribe to SimsHost so you can download the goodies.
Fortunately, it won't cost you much to subscribe and in addition to getting
access to dozens of the greatest sites on the net, when you subscribe to
SimsHost you are doing your part to keep all of the great Sims sites
Entry created 31 August 02
Old Soul Sim
Walls and floors. This extensive collection of walls by Susan Helene includes some breathtaking multi-panel murals with coordinated drapery walls. Hosted on geocities.
Caddy says, "Here's an important lesson for simsmasters! The Old Soul Sim pages often stall out during loading because of the number of banners pulled from other sites coupled with the lack of height and width definitions in the image tags. All these web sites have to complete their transmissions to your computer before your browser has enough information to format anything on the web page, and just one slow response or lost packet from any of a dozen sites means the page will never load. So if Old Soul Sims comes up with a blank page that just sits there, it's usually OK to just tell your browser to stop loading. What you will be missing is a banner image or two."
Ana is incorporating her stuff from Olé Sims into
Old Skins by Daboo & Ana
(see above on this page), which is where the link to the left takes you.
Our original review follows, mostly because we had so much fun writing it that we
didn't want to change it. Ana inspires passion. Look at her work; you'll see what we mean.
Ai! Cara mía! Qué bonitas! Erm ... very nice collection of beautiful new faces and hairstyles based on Fionn's
head meshes. Lovely original clothes, too, with a collection of lingerie based on Disney characters. There are also skins
for men, but I was too busy ogling the women to notice them.
It says here the site was created on 12 Aug 01. Hosted by galeon.com.
Pasiphae says, "So now we know what it takes to shake you off of stodgy, Adam."
Caddy says, "I'll be right back. I'm going shopping for Cinderella's underwear."
Carla says, "I don't think it's the Disney characters."
Entry updated 31 August 02
Openlea's My Sims
Openlea's My Sims has long been one of the pioneers of the Sims community who are always venturing into new areas.
All of OpenLea's characters feature traffic-stoppingly shapely women and bigger-than-life guys. Skins and meshes. Ladies with hats! Unique meshes for big girls with more voluptuous figures. Muscular guys. Unique head meshes. In the parlance of the site, a "doll" is an adult female sim.
The site has quite a lot of adult content, including updates to Openlea's lust
beds that have had the Sims egroups rockin' since they first appeared in July 2002. Now several
more items offer custom animations.
Features work by guests artists The Cardassian, The Lady V, Ladered, LizzieShay, Landomann, Mirra Mage, Sim Krell, and KinkyPegasus.
OpenLea offers some "free" stuff and some a-al-carte items. If you want to purchase some of the characters or other items that only appear as previews on the site, the trick is to send money via PayPal and tell OpenLea what you want in subject line of the message that PayPal delivers. Make sure that you are reading the mail that comes to your PayPal address. Prices seem to range from US $5.00 to $10.00 per item.
This is an "anonymous ftp" site. Don't change "ftp" to "http" in the URL; there's no web server to respond. Also don't leave "index.htm" off of the end of the URL in your bookmarks and web links; otherwise you get a confusing directory listing. Some web browsers will show a login window when you first visit the site. Just leave the password field blank and the username set to "anonymous". If you get a directory listing, just close the window and click on our link again. If you go there from someone else's link and get a directory listing, try adding "index.htm" (without the quotes) to the URL.
OpenLea has given up on the bandwidth-limited Angelfire sites with their pop-up ads and spyware, so we have removed those URL's from this entry.
Warning: Adult content.
Entry updated 14 February 2004
Ophelia's Little Page About The Sims
Sims Noir! Dresses, objects, and houses with a Goth flavor. Two very innovative transporter
objects. Offers a 3D preview of the dresses for those who can run the plug-in.
Carla says, "I couldn't get Pasiphae interested in the objects, but I love the
dramatic and entertaining layout of the site.
Opo's Sims Stuff
Unusual objects from Opo Terser. Nice variations on the wooden bookcases. Guitars. Skateboard. Motel sign.
Java-based chat room. Hosted on Homestead. Bandwidth limited.
Warning: Background music.
Entry updated 15 Nov 01
Opposite Six Sims
Caddy says, "Another silly use of frames, loading whole new pages with frames on them. The boy
needs to learn to use tables."
Pasiphase says, "The organization of this site is so odd that I can't figure out what
it's about. I couldn't find a thing to tell you about. Maybe you'll have better luck!"
Original Sim Junkies 2 is a companion site to Carol's
Original Sim Junkies site
on Geocities. When the Geocities site hits its bandwidth limit (which is most of the time)
you can still use your SimsHost subscription to download the goodies from OSJ2.
Offers a collection of excellent recolors in just about every category, presented
in a format that you will find very easy to navigate if you're used to Greg's work on
Moon Sims and Trollops & Johns.
You'll want to subscribe to SimsHost so you can download the goodies. Fortunately,
it won't cost you much to subscribe and you will be helping to keep dozens of great sites
Entry created 17 June 02
"Its been fun, but Pacific Property is now closed."
Amusing statistics: Opened January 06, 2001. Closed July 10, 2001.
Caddy says, "I wonder why someone would close a web site? Why not just leave the stuff on line?"
Paladin's Place is the home of Sim Wardrobe. Very unique.
Offers "Servette" -- a Servo robot that bears a striking
resemblance to our favorite French maid -- and a coffee maker that must have been cloned from the
one at our office. Links for "Skins" and "Walls, Floors" are place-holders.
Has links to several utility programs (Windows only) written in Visual Basic.
Entry updated 17 July 01 - updated URL
Pandora Sims is a subscription site now, charging $5 a month to subscribe.
The thing in the top frame is a navigation bar; hold your mouse over the blue bubbles
to see where their links take you.
Offers a few floors and some recolored objects including several dance floors that don't look
like sheet metal. Screen windows. Offers a nude patch that allegedly works with Hot Date.
The well-marked adult section has two televisions that show adult channels. Apparently came on
line in November 2001. Hosted on cjb.net.
Entry updated 28 May 02
Appears to be off line. Our original notes are below.
Used to be "Origin Objects" on The Sims Resource. We got just a broken image on the front page, so
this link takes you to the second page. Navigate the site with the pull-down menus at the top.
Pasiphae says, "These white counters and the white table with metal legs (the "Bright Air" line)
are definitely Livin' Luna -- take some aluminum and alodyne it, and you've got it! The flat-panel
table TV fits the mileiu, too; and there's quite a collection of tile floors." Hosted by sim-paradise.com.
Carla says, "There's some serious industrial design artistry going on here in the objects,
but I'm not so sure about oversized bricks in primary colors."
Caddy says, "I had some navigation problems due to broken links, and the server push seems
like unnecessary overhead; but tenacity and liberal use of your Back button will pay off!"
Entry updated 14 April 02
Park Avenue Designz
Another addition to the wave of proliferating pay sites, Park Avenue Designz opened in February 2004. It has a small collection of really nice items, many of which follow a Livin' Luna theme with lots of metal and glass and sparse use of wood and cloth.
(Warning: Very expensive recurring billing to your PayPal account. Be careful what options you select if you subscribe.)
Entry updated July 1, 2004
Including Zen Sims
If we tried to accurately describe what you will find at Parsimonious we would quickly run out of superlatives. The huge collection includes complete sets of everything for your game, all created with a consistent eye toward detail and creative variations on each theme.
The little image at the left is barely an appetizer. It shows just a few of the items from the immensely popular Parsimonious Meandering Through Marrakesh bedroom set. Totally awesome; totally Livin' Luna! (Yes, that is a love bed.)
Pam's entire collection of skins and heads from My Lovely Sim (page 6) are now hosted at Parsimonious and Pam continues to contribute new work to the site. All of Cyndi's skins are still available for download, too.
The site is very easy to navigate. Make sure not to overlook the scroll bar on the frame-within-a-frame on the front page's preview window. If this is your first visit to Parsimonious, pack a lunch; you'll be there for a while.
Pasiphae says, "From the Seventies to the moon! If you are building a Livin' Luna household, don't miss Kate's "70's" furniture set. She is also very Parismonious in the use of wood in "The Sanctuary." The "Luminosity" sets for the dining room are Livin' Luna through and though, and the "Scaling Dizzy Heights" restaurant could be right out of the Luna City Raffles Hotel!
"Throughout the site you will also find a wonderful variety of plants that are so important as part of the ecosystem in your lunar habitat. Science fiction enthusiasts will especially enjoy the "Lunar Landings" bedroom sets. Kate's lavish use of glass and tile throughout the site are so Livin' Luna that there are just too many to list here; go to the site and experience it for yourself!"
9 April 2004: Parsimonious now hosts all the goodies from the late, great Zen Sims (page 16). The Zen Sims collection includes all of Kate's wonderful decorative items.
Entry updated 9 April 2004
Lots of original objects and recolored stuff, mostly for Vacation. Many things redone with simulated woodgrain.
The invisible burglar alarm was a clever idea. Ditto for the semi-transparent dance floor.
No skins yet. If you don't have all the expansion packs, be careful; most items don't tell what expansion packs
are required. It's not a pay site per se, but has items which are reserved for people who donate money.
Operates the Party Sims Pub on
EZBoard where webmistress Delena gets
into a lot of discussions about the challenge of creating objects for Vacation. Apparently came on line
the first of April, 2002.
Entry created 27 Apr 02
Patti created this site to share her beautifully detailed faces for women and men.
Do you sometimes think those sallow sims ought to have a little color in their cheeks? Then check out Patti's people!
Faces are presented on Fionn's 700-series head meshes from
Sim Freaks, so try them out on some of his other meshes
or any C001-compatible head mesh. Patti's Place came on line on April 13, 2002. Hosted on Angelfire.
Pasiphae says, "I like to read the little story about each of the people. It makes them seem more real."
Entry created 14 April 02
Pay Site Review
aka Sims Pay Site Listing
Pay Site Review (also known as Sims Pay Site Listing) has the most comprehensive listing of subscription sites that we know of. This should prove to be a valuable reference if you are deciding whether to subscribe to a given site.
Sites are listed in alphabetical order with a feature for visitors to review each site based on an overall rating, quantity of downloads, value For money, the quality of help and service from the site owner, and the frequency of updates.
The webmaster has some legitimate concern that the ratings might turn into a political contest based on how many friends a given site can get to write rave reviews. We are hoping that the huge number of Sims fans worldwide will result in feedback that overwhelms internal fannish politics. It might be helpful to know the number of people who contributed to each aggregate rating since small numbers would be more likely to indicate that the average review hasn't overcome politicking.
The Pay Site Review is maintained by Sim Wytch (page 12) whom you may know as Obsidian on the discussion boards.
Hosted by Labyrinth in Australia. On line since February 18, 2004.
Entry updated 18 Feb 2004
Warning: Be a little careful when subscribing to new sites. We are beginning to see a trend of a webmaster starting a pay site, updating a little, and then abandoning the site to start another one with a whole new subscription required. It would be wise to avoid subscribing to sites with anonymous or fictitious webmasters.
The term "pay" site is very misleading because, of course, somebody pays the bills
for all web sites. Usually within the Sims community, it refers to web sites that offer
subscriptions, as opposed to those that require "donations" to download part of their
For the most complete listing of "pay" sites that we know about, visit Obsidian's Pay Site Review (see above on this page).
Here is a sampling of subscription-based Sims sites. Obsidian's site is so complete that we won't attempt to maintain a comprehensive list here. This list has all the subscription sites we knew about as of 1 Jan 2003, but we just can't keep up with the proliferation of profit-seeking pay sites these days.
All these sites have in common the key feature that they have lots and lots of stuff to download. (In my mind I include 7 Deadly Sims as part of the 8th Deadly Sim. If you subscribe to 8DS, you're helping to keep 7DS on line, just as when you subscribe to Sim Freaks you're helping to keep the "free" parts of the site on line.) Most of them also offer top-quality goodies, which attracts an enormous amount of traffic.
The pricing schemes vary so I calculated what it would cost to subscribe for a whole year, based on the best price we could find on the site on the day we last visited. I counted 30-day subscriptions as 1-month subscriptions.
SimsHost is a hosting service exclusively for Sims sites. As of February 18, 2004, it hosts more than 60 independent sites, all of which you can access through your one subscription to SimsHost. It has an additional fee for bandwidth use that might add another $10 to $20 a year for a very active downloader. Taken collectively, the sites on SimsHost constitute by far the largest Sims site in the world, but nevertheless they have the lowest monthly subscription cost. There is a complete list of SimsHosted sites (dozens of 'em) on the front page of the parent site.
July 13: Added Sims Style.
July 11: Added Exclusive Sims & Sim Fever and Chocolate Covered Sims to the list.
August 24: Chocolate Covered Sims no longer offers an annual subscription.
August 31: The Sims Resource reduced the annual subscription cost from $31.80 to $26.95, and has limited "free" downloads to only 3% of the stuff at a time.
September 9: Added Wood for Sims.
November 3, 2002: Added Elegant Sim Fashions.
November 5, 2002: The ESF webmaster requested that we remove the links to her site, so we did.
November 17, 2002: Added Scoobysims.
November 25, 2002: Added Simplosion.
January 1, 2003: Updated entry for Simplosion and the notes about SimsHost.
July 1, 2004: Dropped Chocolate Covered Sims; the site is closed. So is Elegant Sim
Entry updated July 1, 2004
Clothes and faces for adult females, including some maternity sets and a section of undead.
Also has a section of screen shots from the game and a unique page of ideas for names for your sims.
Recently added some objects and skins adult males, too.
Features work by Pepperfroth, Jizell, and ZotheraX.
She has own domain now, too, so we updated the link!
The site opened March 1, 2002 on Geocities.
Peppersim is back on line after a brief hiatus for maintenance. Enjoy!
Entry updated 2 May 02
Persephone Lee's Simsource
Skins, clothes, and some walls and objects in several fascinating categories related to fantasy realms.
Fans of The Wheel of Time will especially enjoy characters from that series of fantasy novels.
Entry updated 12 Feb 02. New entry.
If your tastes run toward natural wood and outdoors living, you will truly enjoy Persimmon Grove.
You can build a fantastic screen home and outfit all its rooms and gardens with rustic wood furnishings,
and almost everything on the site works without requiring an expansion pack. (The only exception we found
was the woodworking bench and gnomes, which require Livin' Large.) The animated fish pond added
on April 15, 2002 attracted a lot of attention in the alt.games.the-sims newsgroup.
Provides links to other sites where you can find
the goodies used to complete the scenes shown on the site.
Navigation hint: mouse over the persimmons. Note the clever animation as you mouse over the download links.
Hosted on Lycos in the UK.
Pasiphae says, "So pretty! And so terrestrial. I want to be an Earth Mother in my next life."
Carla says, "The airy house design would be perfect here in the moderate climate of the Luna City Cavern, but
we wouldn't dare use that much wood. These are definitely Earth homes."
Caddy says, "Outstanding woodcraft! Outstanding webcraft!"
Entry created 16 April 02
Phantasims seems to be permanently off line; the domain has disappeared from the DNS tables. Our original notes follow.
Fantasy objects and spooky stuff from the folks who do The Original Sim and Gone With The Sims.
Entry updated 2 August 2003
Swimwear for men and women; and also some winter wear and lingerie for the ladies.
If green and purple is your favorite color combination, you'll really enjoy the Pickle Sims Bar.
Nice collection of other recolors in more subdued shades. Our favorite object: The clocks that
light up, in the Outdoors section.
Came on line in July 2002.
Entry updated 12 August 02
Pasiphae says, "What? We missed your site? Our notes are out of date? Well then,
please write to us!
We are getting buried in spam, so we are giving up on posting an email address for updates to
the Moon Sims Links List. Instead of sending email to us, please let us know about new sites
by posting a note in the
Moon Sims Yahoo group.
"We won't add sites that are primarily oriented toward an adult audience or that overtly
promote the use of illegal drugs; and of course I reserve the right to exercise my own discretion
about whatever else comes to mind.
"Please put the name of your site in the message subject. Don't forget to tell us the URL
for your site, too."
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