Update 27 July, 2016: In case your Sims don’t like to run around all day with their swords unsheathed (I mean, you can poke somebody’s eye out like that. Or your own), ocelotekatl @ Blue Heaven Sims has made great completer set with scabbards for these!
When she saw my posebox with accessory swords, Morgaine – the brilliant author of The Chronicles of Albion – wondered if it would be possible to turn the swords into the kind of accessories your Sims put on in a mirror, so you could use them with other poseboxes and animation boxes as well. Since Albion is one of my favouritest (that is too a word!) Sim stories ever, of course I accepted the challenge. 😀
The swords have all been extracted from TSM, so much as I’d like to I can’t take any credit for the meshes or textures.
As you may have guessed from the title image, these swords are for both genders and for both the left and the right hand (so your left-handed Sims won’t have to fight with their off hand). They can of course be worn together with other accessories – including with each other, so your Sims can hold one sword in each hand in case they’re feeling doubly belligerent.
Unfortunately, hand-held accessories tend to look not so much like they’re being held in the hand, but more like they’re… glued to the palm. 🙄 We can’t have that, of course, so I made a mini-posebox to make the Sims’ hands grasp the sword properly.
Note that this only poses the hand; the rest of the Sim is free to walk, run, jump rope or do whatever else you want them to do. (I’m not sure why they would jump rope holding a longsword, but they’re your Sims. 😉 ) If you use the hand poses together with another posebox, the results may vary depending on what that other posebox is doing with the Sims’ hands, but together with animations, the hands stay posed. The poses are “one size fits all”, though, so for some swords there may be a little clipping, while the grip may be a little large for others. You’ll only notice this if you zoom in very closely on the hands, though.
On to the swords! First we have two wooden swords. At first these were only for children (no, they’re not getting real longswords 😛 ), but by request I’ve now made them for all ages, including toddlers. Your toddler Sims get little mini swords, but child – elder get full-sized ones.
Your grown Sims won’t have to make do with just wooden swords, though – they get real longswords as well. There are ten in total; nine of them are for teen to elder, one is for adults only. Since I play TSM in my native Swedish I don’t know what the swords’ English in-game names might be, so I’ve simply given them their TSM file names:
And then we have the final sword. This is the one that is just for adults and elders – because trust me, you don’t want your teens handling this. If you’ve played TSM and got the Darkness Unleashed achievement, you’ll recognise it: it’s the Cursed Doomsword. It will cut through enemy armies like butter… but it will also consume your soul in the process.
…Of course, if you don’t have a soul, this isn’t an issue. 😈
Thank you, Morgaine, for letting me borrow Mr Cray-cray! 😉
Now, I don’t know about you, but it drives me ever so slightly bonkers when I’m putting accessories on my Sims and all I have to work with is a number of bald and utterly non-descript heads (that may or may not have tooltips which may or may not just be the creator’s URL). So for the sake of my sanity and yours, these swords have custom icons in game and in CAS (but not in Bodyshop) – and of course, they also have descriptive tooltips.
So. In the .zip file below, you will find a folder with twelve subfolders: one for each sword. This isn’t because I want to annoy you with a bazillion subfolders, but for ease of deletion. This way, if there are any swords you don’t want, you can just delete their subfolders and get rid of both meshes and recolours at one fell swoop. 🙂