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Sammie5460
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:58 pm
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Hi, I was wondering how to post a picture from your sims game onto the website. Please help!

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:27 pm
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Step 1: Get the picture on line somewhere, preferably in JPEG format (.jpg)

If you don't have your own web space, you might use: http://www.photobucket.com/


Step 2: The get your image to show up in a message on the Hullabaloo, add [img] and [/img] tags like this:

[img]http://www.somewhere.com/myimage.jpg[/img]

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Sammie5460
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:55 pm
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Thanks, but how do I save the pictures to my computer first?

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:19 pm
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Sammie5460 wrote:
Thanks, but how do I save the pictures to my computer first?

Well, let's see. So you know that you can take pictures with the "c" key or the camera icon? And you can get into "cameraman mode" using Tab (and then zoom around with various keys; see the manual I think or Google for it) to get better angles for your pictures.

When you take a picture it's put into the "Neighborhoods/N003/Storytelling" directory under the main Sims2 user folder (which in Windows is usually something like "/documents and settings/your name/my documents/ea games/the sims 2/"). Where "N003" may be "N001" or "N004" or whatever, depending on what neighborhood, and "your name" is your name. *8) It'll be a jpg file with a long funky name whose first part will be the same for all pictures taken in the same lot (or really the same "household"), and the second part will be pretty much random junk.

The best approach is to just take some pictures with "c", and then go into Windows explorer or whatever, find the user folder, go into Neighborhoods and then N00whatever and then Storytelling, and look around at the files. It'll probably make more sense that way than trying to understand all these words I've written... *8)
Sammie5460
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Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:26 pm
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Thank you so much, both of you! thumright

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:21 pm
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Just a little addendum to David's note about how to capture images:

If you're not happy with the quality of the images you get, you can adjust that with the "Camera Options." The game's default is low quality, small images; saves disk space.



You get to the Camera Options control panel by clicking in the bottom option where you'd normally click to quit the game, but choose the camera instead. (The camera is highlighted in green in the picture above.)

The section of concern here is "Snapshot Size". The largest size is 640x480, I think. That's what I use, but I scale the pictures to 512x384 before posting in the Hullabaloo.

(The screen shot in this message is 512x283 because I just did a screen capture and pasted the whole screen into Photoshop before I cropped it to just show the good stuff. I wasn't trying to be careful about the height of the picture.)

Other Amusing Features of Camera Options

Disabling the "Special Event Camera" turns off the extra animations you get for births and woohoo and stuff like that. Disabling picture-in-picture turns off the little screen that pops up in the lower right corner of your main screen to show sims doing dumb things, burglars arriving, and other amusing events.

The "Video Capture Size" block is fairly self-explanatory. I hardly ever make videos, and I have a fairly fast machine with bags of disk space, so I have that set to the maximum video size and quality.

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The feet you see in the background belong to the models for the sports bra & shorts exercise outfits that I just posted in the downloads section. They went back to exercising after a refreshing dip in the pool.

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Sammie5460
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:39 am
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Wow. Thanks for that. I've always wondered how to get rid of thoughs little movies.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:22 am
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Personally, I like to hit the "Print Screen" key, tab out to a paint program, paste, and save from there. That way, I control the quality on a per-picture basis.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:15 am
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"tab out"?

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:38 am
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While playing, you can hit Alt-Tab or Alt-Esc to get back to the desktop and/or other programs.

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Post Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:33 am
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Oh, right.

I just use the Windows button in the lower left corner of the keyboard. smile

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