You can contact me by clicking the contact link
on the menu above for help directly involving my objects or tutorials.
For general help, please see the support links.
Ever wonder what the
most popular downloads are
from Sim a Little Dream a Lot? I love statistics, I love to crunch
numbers and think about what they mean. I find it both interesting
- The overall downloads on the site
are sitting at 1,485,486 as of
January 2013 and that doesn't include before I set up the SQL
database of course. I used to remember what I had before then,
but I have long-since forgotten.
- The site is about 250 MB
in size, containing 187 Folders and 3,871 Files
- Over 100 countries, territories, districts and principalities
are being served with well over a decade of uptime.
- The current number one download on the site is:
- The reason Monkeybars are #1? I have no idea! My
favorite item I ever made is the Coloring Book and Hopscotch used to
be the hands-down favorite download back in this site's heyday, but it has been handily, if
oddly, surpassed by the monkeybars.
Permissions granted for sharing via forum or email, not on a website.
For cloning or to contact me for any reason, you can contact me via forum PM.
At Ezboard or TSR I'm daydream58. You may also post a private note
or at the official EA site you can leave a guestbook message to
DeedeeDaydream. You can also PM me at the official
SimPE forum user name
Deedee, but don't do this to get help with my SimPE tutorials!
There is a forum for asking for help with those
My object file names and zip files usually start with the letters SEDD.
If you're downloading empty zips it's something you are doing as none of
my zips are empty. Most likely you're somehow stopping the
download before it's complete or using some kind of download manager
that is doing so. Thousands of people have these files who got
them without problems so don't jump to the conclusion that there's
anything wrong with the files because there isn't.
My Sims1 objects were for the most part TMOG'd with ALL expansions installed (excluding
Deluxe or Double Deluxe) and categorized for all expansions up to and
including Makin' Magic and have their thumbnails generated.
However, this is not guaranteed.
My Sims1 objects may or may not have a unique magic cookie number assigned to them as
the Sims Community has serious magic cookies issues. I have
however been using one for the last couple of years, so that should
cover everything on this site I believe. I use 16F4 so that would cover 5876, 71412, 136948, 202484,
268020, 333556, etc. as well because you just add 65536 to each successive
unique numbers but they're NOT unique COOKIES.
I have never been notified that a Sims1 object of mine was causing an ID
conflict. So far so good, but incase this happens to you, please
If you have an ID conflict with any of my Sims1 objects, you can very easily
fix it yourself by using the Sims Object ID program which you can get
here or here. Another program that will give you a new ID by way of
changing the cookie portion of the ID would be of course the
program. If you're going to use the Sims Object ID program, you
just do a scan for duplicate ID numbers and delete your duplicate
objects first off. Set it up so the report files go onto your
desktop so they're easy to find.
Then you can double click the non-duplicate objects (for multi-tile
objects remember each tile has it's own ID number so make sure you're
changing the one that is causing the conflict carefully) and note the
MIDDLE FOUR numbers. Raise them by one or just change them, you
can usually change them to about anything you want (as long as it's in
hex) and it will probably be fine. You'll know either way if you
just do another search afterwards. Your old
files will be backed up with a .000 extension, so after you make sure
everything's okay, you can delete those.
Objects of mine with the cookie value of 16F4 show up in the edit
programs backwards, so for instance in Object ID as F416. NOTHING IN
SIMS IS EASY FOLKS!
If you're going to use TMOG to get a unique ID number assigned to each
tile of your conflicting object, just make sure all of your downloads
are in your SIMS folders so the numbers TMOG generates are unique for
what you have at hand. What is unique for you is not necessarily by any
means unique for someone else! It all depends who's objects you've
got! Some very popular sites to this day do not use magic cookies,
so this conflict can happen to anyone at any time. It has nothing
to do with the object being "bad" it's simply a combination of numbers
that need to be unique. You can just clone
anything that needs a new number and delete the old one. Nothing
to it. I prefer to use Object ID though.
If you need general help playing Sims or using programs like Object ID, you can ask questions and get
instructions at the
TSR Forum. There are lots of people there who are ready and
happy to answer questions. For quick Sims2 help try
TSR's Sims2 forum or
MTS2 support forums on for size.
Looking for a nice FREE utility to unzip RAR files? Try this one
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Ultimate Sims List and Simsational Votes
See Ultimate Sims Hot List on Wayback Machine
neck and neck with Pronupsims for the top spot for many years but I think when someone
insisted they switch me from "free" to "per item" I lost all my count.
Someone (no idea who, I stayed out of it) argued on my behalf,
saying that technically everything on this site *is* free, it's only
ENHANCEMENTS to two items that are donation, not the items
themselves, but to no avail.
Even so I was in the top 5 for literally years and then the top 10 for ages
even after I quit creating for the original The Sims and started
creating for Sims2 - which continues to be
where most of my traffic to this day comes from due to unique
content in my Sims 2 area.
But whatever - I know thousands of votes were
freely and spontaneously given, and the voting was never hidden in
my navigation system or anything sneaky like that. So thank you so much for all those votes!
I was absolutely blown away by the response from my users who voted.
I really and truly was! xoxo!!
Community Bullshit Detection
No, thankfully I was not caught up in ANY of the DRAMA,
in fact I had no idea any of it was even going on
at the time as I was busy making stuff or doing stuff IRL
offline... but it sure
is fascinating to read about!
|Sometimes a site is
such a pleasure and treasure, I just can't help but acknowledge it
somehow in some small way, so indulge me that little pleasure.
No nominating, no voting, nothing other than my admiration and
Magic Sims - August 2004,
Best New Site
August 2004, Best Hack Site
Annas Timeless Treasures - August 2004, Best Pay Site
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