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The Ultimate Michael Bachelor

Bella Goth's brother, a Maxis character who appears in all three Sims games, but is practically a different person in each one. In TS1, he's a young guy just out of college with black hair and olive skin. 25 years before that, in TS3, he's a teenager with light skin and brown hair (Thus retconning TS1 Michael to being almost forty) In TS2 they slapped his name on a face 2 template. I decided to combine all three of them and create the Ultimate Michael Bachelor.

sloppy/neat: 2
shy/outgoing: 8
lazy/active: 2
serious/playful: 6
grouchy/nice: 7

Zodiac: Libra
Aspiration: Popularity
Turn-ons: Blonde hair / Charisma

In TS1, Michael is a Libra, in TS2 he's an Aries and Leo. I just went with the original.



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Dec. 21st, 2010 12:21 pm (UTC)
Very nice! Thank you for sharing.

I think you made a good call with his look. I lean more towards his Sim 1 looks as being accurate, because he has the same skintone as Bella there, the Sims 2 version seems like he was just phoned in with a generic Face 2, and Sims 3 is, well, Sims 3. :P I consider it an alternate timeline. I don't see how else to factor it in.

I really love your photos. They're gorgeous. The one on the bottom right looks like one of those official EA Sim illustrations. It's the lighting, I think. Very nicely done.
Dec. 21st, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC)
It's weird how TS1 Michael looks the most like Bella when I don't think they were even written to be siblings at that point. The TS3 timeline only works if you figure Michael went through a midlife crisis that inspired him to dye his hair, get a tan, chug ten gallons of the elixir of life, and head back to college...after which he still had no idea what to do with his life. Perhaps that's why he started going after younger women.

They didn't even try with TS2 Michael. I think all the dead Sims are face templates or exact copies of their descendants. I noticed that Flamenco is just Dina as a dude and Jocasta is Bella with blue eyes.

Thank you! I'm always concerned about lighting because I have a really old school monitor, so I'm never quite sure how it's going to look on other people's screens.
Dec. 21st, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
I think you may have made the perfect Michael. For me the biggest shame isn't the face inconsistencies... it's the fact he's dead at the start of Sims 2! I reckon if he was an alive pre-made he'd be one of the most played characters in town!
Dec. 24th, 2010 03:42 am (UTC)
AHhhh! My favorite S1 character! Thanks!!!!
Mar. 11th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
A very handsome man, thank you.
Jun. 19th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
I have a little question due to the point that I already planned everything for Michael. Is he a young adult or adult?
If he is a young adult I have to think everything over and over again.
Jul. 9th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
Wow, LJ did not send me a notification about this comment! This download is an adult, but you can make him whatever age you want him to be.
Oct. 17th, 2011 04:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you, this Michael will fit rather nicely in my game!
Nov. 5th, 2011 04:52 am (UTC)
mike's eyes dont show up as bright as in your pictures. is that normal?
Nov. 5th, 2011 05:14 am (UTC)
I probably packaged him when I was using an eyeset with a shaded sclera. I've uploaded them brighter ones here, along with some contacts: http://www.mediafire.com/?9er94t8ptczm4ve
Dec. 11th, 2011 10:03 am (UTC)
Ooh, loving the idea, and the result! Any chance you can try a Holly Alto & Erik Darling conversion? I'd love having these guys for part of this Pleasantview: Next Gen series I'm gonna do (they'd be both in flashbacks AND their children).

P.S.~ Lol, I love the Santa Baby reference in your Christmas layout. That song fits Dina TOO well here. =P
Dec. 11th, 2011 10:34 am (UTC)
Thanks! I actually have a Holly in my game but she's kind of face 1-ish:

I could try tweaking her face a little more though. It's also hard to find the right hair color for her!

simcerly has recreated Eric and uploaded him here: http://simcerly.livejournal.com/24364.html
Dec. 11th, 2011 05:48 pm (UTC)
Ooh, no she's perfect to me, as I'm actually a face-1+2 FAN, believe it or not. I'm lame creating sims, so if I need a spare CAS, I often either grab from the Maxis premade pool in said CAS, or I use one of those two templates. To me its the OTHER face templates that creep me out a bit. Benjamin Long is one of the FEW I like! =P

OMG, I nearly squeaked when I saw the link to the Erik conversion, (I squeak often when I'm VERY excited ^-^) this made my whole day, thank YOU! ^-^

I'll be sure to credit you for each of your sims I use, as well as Eric's re-creator, & anyone else whose' simmies I use! :D

Once again, thank you so much! & I'd absolutely love having your Holly in-game. ^-^

P.S.~ LOL, I love the pics btw, second one is just hilarious on the expressions. ^_^
Dec. 11th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
Okay, here you go:

Hope she works out for you! Good luck with everything!
Feb. 5th, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
Hm. Do you know if there'd be a way to effectively replace the Michael Bachelors currently in my game (memories, tombstone, marital ties) with this one without ruining my game? This one's perfect, and the other two look nothing like I always imagined him.
Feb. 5th, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC)
Meetme2theriver has a cleaned up Pleasantview neighborhood template with this version of Michael in it:

Or if you want to change the one in an existing hood, you could use the Sim Surgery tool in Sim PE to change his look, but you'd have to create another Michael in that hood to clone his appearance off of.

Hope this helps!
Mar. 6th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
I wish my game wasn't borked so I could download him!

And off topic, I really hate captchas. It's like, please confirm you are human, by re-typing illedgible gibberish!
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