Before we start, I must apologise for being so bad at answering comments. I love getting comments and I read and appreciate each and every one, never ever think that I don’t. But I haven’t had the best spoon supply lately, and intelligible (or at least somewhat coherent) communication… some days, it takes a lot of spoons. And I just haven’t had those spoons to spare. Very sorry about that. 😦 But things are looking better now, and I’ll try to catch up post-haste!
But you’re not here to hear me whine about spoons, you’re here for Sim stuff. So let’s do Sim stuff! My last post was something of a teaser. Now I’m not teasing any more. 😉 Consider this the first official post for “Project Heavy”!
“Project Heavy” is what I call my Big Bodyshop Project of 2021: converting as much medieval clothing as I possibly can (spoons allowing) for Consort’s heavy male. Because chunky Sims need clothes, too – and proper clothes, thank you very much, not just some skimpy (and skinny) fat morphs that are neither chunky nor shapely enough for a truly heavy Sim. So I’m going to get them some proper clothes (and hopefully inspire others to join the cause as well).
My plan is to convert clothing of all categories as well as some showerproof skintones, so your nice, chunky Sim gents can look nice and chunky all the time, all the way. I’m selfishly going to start with some of my favourite outfits (I can tell you right now that Almighty Hat’s stuff will be heavily featured, as well as some of the great TSM conversions by VampireKiss666), but when we get a bit further down the line I’ll be taking requests, too. Just to give you a heads-up. 😉
So let’s get this party started!
I love Aligeth’s Robin Hood tunic and I love Oph3lia’s bracer-less edit of it edit even more, and I’ve known ever since I first thought of this project that I wanted to convert it for heavy males. All those pretty folds made it a little challenging, but I’m still happy with how it turned out.
I’ve converted my favourite recols, by Lothere, Andavri, and Almighty Hat (but I’m absolutely open to suggestions if there are others you’d like to see as well!). All in all that’s more than 100 recols (mostly because of Hat), so hopefully your heavy Sim gents will be able to find something that’s to their liking.
A couple of things before we start. First and foremost, all outfits are texture-referenced to the original ones. This because I think/assume medieval players will have most of the originals in their games already and don’t want to bloat your Downloads folders more than necessary. Of course, it also means that for my converted outfits to appear correctly, you need to have the corresponding original in game lest your heavy Sims will show up wearing their birth suits (sort of). I can easily think of a number settings where this might not be appropriate. 😛
Second, everything comes in two versions, tooltipped and mfBSOK’d – choose one. The mfBSOK’d outfits are (mostly) sorted by colour according to these charts @ PBK (or as close to them I could get for colours not included).
All outfits are for YAEM and the mesh has fat and preg morphs.
And with that out of the way – on to the conversions!
We’ll start with the Lothere’s 14 recolours. The plain ones, I’ve categorised as everyday, athletic and outerwear, but not as formal. The formal, gold-embroidered ones on the other hand, I’ve categorised as everyday, formal and outerwear, but not as athletic. (I thought the plain ones not quite fancy enough for formal wear, but the formal ones a little too fancy for athletic wear.) King Richard in the title pic is wearing the formal red & green one.
To give you an idea of the overall shape:
Next, we have Andavri’s eight “Beautiful as Me” recols. They’re all categorised as everyday, formal and outerwear. (Guilty confession: I cheated with the mfBSOK’ing here, and sorted them all as Merchant rather than by colour. 😳 ) Lord Jonathan is wearing Fox in the title pic.
And then we have Almighty Hat’s Du Lac tunics. Since Hat is even more insane than I am 😉 she made “a whole slew” of recolours – no less than 82 of them, in Aelia’s Autumn, Pooklet’s Naturals and CuriousB’s Any Colour You Like (ACYL). And your heavy Sim gents are getting all of them. 😀 (These, I did mfBSOK by colour – yes, all 82 – so hopefully you can give me a pass for cheating with the Andavri ones. 😛 )
I’m not giving you screenshots of all 82 recolours because that would break my brain and it’s got black holes in it already (no, I’m not kidding, even though it’s a medical term in my case rather than an astronomical one), so instead I’m going to give you the great swatches Hat provided for her uploads – thank you, Hat! ❤ – so you know what colour combos you're getting. All outfits are categorised as everyday, formal, athletic and outerwear.
First, we have Aelia's Autumn colours. (In the title pic, Robin Hood is wearing Olive, no. 11.)
Then we have Pooklet’s Naturals:
And finally, CuriousB’s ACYL:
That should be enough to keep your heavy Sims going for a while, don’t you think? Next stop: underwear!
About File Names
Consort called this bodyshape Heavy Male (and that’s the name I’ll use when talking about it), but in the original BSOK it’s called Consort’s Fat Male (CF) – which means it’s called Consort’s Fat Male/CF in the mfBSOK, too. So my conversions will be labelled “CF” as well. I’ll always keep the original file names and they usually have an “am” in there somewhere, so when you’re browsing your Downloads folder it’ll hopefully be clear that these are outfits for adult males and not female children. 😛
Credits and Thanks
Consort for the heavy male bodyshape
Aligeth for the original Robin Hood tunic
Oph3lia for the edit to Aligeth’s tunic
Lothere, Andavri and Almighty Hat for the original recolours
Norica for the mfBSOK and for adding this bodyshape to it
and Lifa for telling me how to make WSOs