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Well, just because I don't yet have everything done that I want to do is no reason not to post what IS ready, especially since I finally got it all neat and pretty.

Before I start with the pics and descdropping, since there are techncially three sets here I'm just going to do the boilerplate outside the cut.

One: These are default replacements. There can be only one. If you have any other defaults for any of these items, remove them before you change over to mine.

Two: No bloody paysites. No, not even if you do give me 25% of the proceeds; I don't care. For one thing, I extracted the danged files all by myself in SimPE, so if you want to charge for defaults you can spend YOUR time on it, and two, the two meshes that aten't EAxis aten't mine, either.

Three: If you do not demand payment for them, please feel free to use my textures as templates. If you want a proper template for something, let me know and I'll dig it out of my massive Projects folder for you.

Four: Everything is always compressorized. Packages include only textures unless something else was needed to make it work right.

That'll do.


Sweet little baby belongs to everybody...

There is no baby bottle in this set. I use Anoeska B's from The Booty (here) for smart milk and Squinge's Feed Baby the rest of the time.

Just so you know.

There is a rather familiar dirty diaper-- the only difference is that it's been compressorized.

New for this set, however, is a crockery baby powder bottle. It didn't come out quite how I expected, but it's not shiny white plastic anymore.

It seemed a shame to have a cloth diaper to fall on the floor, but no matching one to put on a baby. The only one I'd ever found had safety pins, which, um, are a Victorian invention. So here's one without any! Good for peasant babies, or if you just like seeing cute little baby tummies in your game.

Another familiar item-- the unbleached linen baby dress, with smocking. Honestly, I think this one works well for babies of all classes, but it's falling in a sort of middle-class area for this set. Mesh by Bloom, all hail Bloom. Mesh is included (it's an one-package dealie), but you can also nab it here.

Don't want your baby catching a chill in those drafty old castles? Try a long dramatic baby gown! Honestly, I'm not super happy with this one-- I was working without a UV map and any real shading seems to go all streaky, so I welcome and challenge anybody who thinks they can do better to please do so! You can find the mesh here.

Okay, some baby-set specific notes...

One: So yeah, there are three infant outfits here. You may choose ONE. ... Or one at a time, anyway. Swapping them instamataneously changes what all your in-game infants are wearing. Mixing and matching... I don't know, but I don't think it's going to be good.

Two: Look at diaper baby, so happy kicking away in his danglemonster... I think it's a him, I forget. The danglemonster is made of adorable, and I heartily recommend it if you have Apartment Life, Mansion and Garden, or the Sims 2 Store Edition... but I don't recommend it with the long white baby gown. It stops looking like a gown and starts looking kind of funky when the baby tries to kick at the toys or nom its own delicious little baby toes.

... Yup, that'll do it.


Take that out of your mouth right now!

Ah, toddlers. The age where Sims aren't quite props the way they are as babies, but can't really DO very much... and are most likely to look like hideous mutant alien freaks. (... Um yes all the toddlers pictured here are alien/elf babies, why do you ask?) And yet in a Medieval game, they need some attention in the Default Replacement department, too!

First, lunch! As I said, I try not to use bottles in my game, because they just plain aren't period... so toddlers get mush.

There, mush gone, now you can see the bowl. Originally, I had a default that matched Morague's Wheat dishes, which I was using for ages. It occured to me, though, even if those dishes were crockery or stoneware instead of anything particularly fine... who the heck gives that kind of bowl to a toddler? A nice wooden bowl, that's just the ticket, even if it is a little beat up. Kid's only gonna gnaw on it or knock it on the floor, right?

This particular toddler bowl will also be included in my upcoming kitchen default set (thought I'd get to it tonight, but I kept finding utensils), but I'm offering it singly with the toddler mod anyway... maybe you won't like my other dishes.



Three! Three logic toy blocks! Ah ah ah! *thunderclap* ... Wait, Sesame Street is out of period, too. Well, anyway. The original blocks for the logic toy were too brightly painted for my tastes. These are in pretty good shape, but are just desaturated enough to be a vegetable dye of some kind, nice and safe for Junior to cut his teeth on, especially if he's His Royal Highness Crown Prince Junior. (The logic toy shown here is a Castaway Stories extraction, from MATY.)

"I don't look very ladylike in this short dress!"

"How do you think I feel? I'm in bell bottoms!"

"I've got you both beat-- I'm wearing blue jeans!"

... Okay, okay. I couldn't do as much to fix the dollhouse dolls as I might have liked, I admit it. There's only so much you CAN do to them! I did try to give them a painted-wood look, and none of the textures are as flat as they originally were. Colors that can crop up in clothing are red, blue, green, yellow, and black, although I think black is only for shoes. Hair can be black, blonde (the yellow), or brown (from the mandoll's eyebrow, believe it or not). How the game chooses which you get is a little bit sadorandom. This got slotted into the toddler section because I was short of stuff for them; kids can, of course, play with the dollhouse, too.

Dollhouse shown is by Maylin over at MTS.

... You know, I plum can't think of any notes for the toddler set, so let's go straight to downloads, shall we?


All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy...

Ah, childhood. That magical time in your life when you seem to get shoved from one activity to the next without any real regard for whether or not you actually WANT to be on the swim team or play the clarinet. ... It's not that different for Simmy kids, either, although at least a lot of their educational toys actually are fun.

Know what's not fun?

Homework! Not even for Sims. Those bright colored notebooks just weren't cutting it, and the only mods I found either made them MORE colorful (Lisa Frank) or just desaturated them. Desaturated binder paper is not Medieval, guys. So yeah, that's the BACK of the homework...

That's the kids' assignment...

And in the only part of this post applicable to someone who can drive (the family carriage), here's the teen assignment. They're in Simlish because anythng else annoys me.

So yeah. Unique assignments for each age, immediately replaces any stacks of homework you may have lying around, and also, tooled leather covers.




Four. My apologies for the odd variety of surfaces; sadorandom in the case of homework defaults can REALLY mean it. I grabbed pics where I could. What do you get after all that homework?

A report card, of course! Granted, the colors on the seals are based on my 'Hood-- red for the school, purple because of course the school is endorsed by the Crown.

Someday I may release an updated version, but I need to come up with a seal/crest/coat of arms/symbol besides The Gray Woman statue for my church. Can you see the rampant lion on the purple seal?

No idea what the writing says. They'd probably be baffled at what I was using it for, really.

Good grades deserve a snack! No, not the cookie bag, the stepstool. You may have seen it before on GoS, and I'll be including it in my updated kitchen defaults, too, but technically this is the best place for it. Kids use it getting into the fridge, looking through the telescope, washing their hands... I was tired of the green plastic.

What do you do if there are no leftovers or snacks in the fridge?

You make your own, of course! (I've fixed the font, but my kid grew up before I could get a new picture. There's no more smearing.)

Wooden bowl, stoneware measuring cup, and burlap ingredients bag, and even your Medieval kids can cook a little. This replaces ALL the toy oven tools, even on recolors-- you won't see that pink plastic measuring cup again, unless you pull the packages.

The muffin, in the end, shows up on a dessert plate; whatever default you have installed for that will show up.

Okay, so we've studied, gotten our grades, stood up, made a snack, what's left?


Blowing bubbles requires (most likely) Open for Business, but it's the cutest thing ever. The primary-plastic bubble jug just wasn't making it, so here's a clay-and-crockery version. Go on, make a soapy mess!

Hey, there's no kid in this pic! That's okay, though, because this is technically the default ACR controller, because that's how I could show off this default to its best advantage. Behold the stack of phone books! Now your Medieval kids don't have to kneel on something that shouldn't exist while they play chess.

Notes! Notes are important, here.

I used Comedy711's desaturated homework as a template, because I started the tooled leather homework before I really knew how to rip out my own. I think I'm also using his or her pen default.

... But that's all I can think of. If you can think of something I've missed, hey, that's what the comments are for, right?


If you downloaded the kids' defaults before June 23, 2010, you might want to grab the defaulted phone books-- they've been added to the set, but there's no reason anybody ought to miss out just because I'm a dingbat, right?


Date: 2010-02-19 04:30 am (UTC)
silvainshadows: I am terrible at interacting with other people.   Sorry. (Default)
From: [personal profile] silvainshadows
Every bit of this is made of awesome. I especially love the default for the toddler's bowl-of-mush, and for the homework and report card.

Date: 2010-02-19 07:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silvainshadows
Okay, either dreamwidth is messing with me or my email alerts are-- didn't get notice of your comment.
Huh. I didn't get an alert about your reply to my comment, so I'm guessing dreamwidth's being weird. Also, yay for MOAR defaults coming soon! Defaults are awesome.

I cherish a certain hope of seeing my goodies in someone else's pictures, someday. *grins*
Well, then, you'll probably like my latest post. *grin* There are fairies. Well, one half-fairy, technically. Because one of my wizards went and got himself stolen by fairies. And aforementioned half-fairy is also seen in the wonderful baby dress thing of yours, because I grabbed it immediately when it was first posted on GOS back when the default theme was going on.

Date: 2010-02-19 07:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silvainshadows
(Also, this one went right through. Maybe replies to your comments are faster than replies to posts?)

I think they must have fixed it, I'm now getting reasonably-timed alerts.

Yay for garden defaults!

Date: 2010-02-19 05:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freudroid.livejournal.com
You know, I don't even have a medieval hood. Yet, I find your creations so lovely and thoughtful and well-executed I can't help but say thanks! I might just make such a themed hood just so I can use all your gorgeous stuff.

Date: 2010-02-19 10:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eefje00704
Hat, these are all awesome! I don't have a medieval neighbourhood, but I do have plans for a castaway neighbourhood, so they'll be very useful there as well!

Date: 2010-02-19 02:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anuvi
Thank you Hat, you're awesome!! Really! Absolutely awesome! I love these!!
By the way, have you seen this recolour of the kiddie oven:

I just thought it would pair nicely with that great wooden bowl of yours!

Date: 2010-02-19 07:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] anuvi
Hih, that's funny. This is the first time I ever thought about that kiddie oven other than a toy! Yes I know, kids can really bake muffins with it so it is actually an oven but still, I've always thought about it only as a toy...so it has never occured to me to think about whether the material of the kiddie oven is safe for baking or not. ;-D I used to play with a toy oven a lot when I was a kid so I've sort of completely ignored the fact that when sim kids are playing with the 'toy oven' the result is edible muffin. ;-)


Date: 2010-02-19 04:59 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
oh wow, I shall bookmark this immediately in case I ever play more than adults and elders. Post-apocalyptic and medieval have a lot in common. ;) You should rename yourself to Almighty Awesomesauce Hat! :D

Thank you, thank you!

Date: 2010-02-19 07:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] morgaine2005.wordpress.com
Sweet!! Default replacements for the kiddies! Those homework pads drive me mildly insane, now, though, I don't have to worry if they accidentally-on-purpose end up in a picture!

Thank you so much, Hat!

Date: 2010-03-01 01:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] madamkerrington
You just blew my mind with these sets. Wow. -Bow.-

Date: 2010-03-27 08:46 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Took me sometime to actually check out your site Hat (been busy with real), I want to thank you for sharing all your hard work with everyone. Hopefully now I can get some playtime in with all this new stuff :)


Date: 2010-05-26 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I love that gorgeus recolor of the danglemaster !! it´s your own ??

Late to the party

Date: 2011-11-16 07:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nonni_noodles
I cannot play my game now without these defaults. My addiction is crippling. Any time I lose them for whatever reason (who knows with the temperamental TS2), I have to come back and download again. I am so glad you have these available. I do make backups of my game and always put them in a safe place. Unfortunately, my safe places are safe even from me.
Thanks, Hat!


Date: 2012-02-06 11:21 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hat. ALMIGHTY HAT!! I just downloaded all your DRs for my medieval hoods. I cannot thank you enough! Well done, m'lady, well done indeed! I mean, I'm swooning all over the place, these are amazing game additions/enhancers.

castaway toys

Date: 2012-03-07 03:00 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I can't find the castaway story toys at MATY. It doesn't seem to be in the MATY castaway download list unless it has an odd label. Can you remember where you found it?

Thank you for your wonderful downloads. After a computer reboot and reformat, I've spent nearly 5 hours downloading your wonderful stuff and I'm not done yet.

Re: dr toys

Date: 2013-12-31 06:03 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hat, I've been looking for the default replacement toys for quite some time (for the toy box), but I have no idea where they are! I had downloaded them, but they crashed my game (I only have through OFB). The thread did not say I needed any EPs, and the toy box is base game. Thought I would let you know.

Date: 2015-02-17 08:43 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] shastakiss.livejournal.com
Hello! I was making some replacements for the toy oven's mixing bowl, measuring cup and muffin mix packet. I thought I'd use your files and switch out the textures (thank you allowing that by the way). I've noticed the toy oven itself has a medieval flour sack etc pieced all over the pink and blue plastic. The k&b colors are fine. Does it need to go somewhere besides the downloads folder or do they need to load before or after certain files? I know this is an older upload and you might not remember but any help is appreciated, thank you!

Date: 2015-02-17 05:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] shastakiss.livejournal.com
You don't need an excuse, the pink and blue plastic default doesn't get used much in my game either ha ha! Also so happy you used the word accoutrements (which always sounds best in my head in a Glenn Close "Dangerous Liaisons" voice).

Date: 2017-01-14 07:15 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] rabit169
Ahh I love these so much! I hate having to choose just one baby default though, bc they're all so lovely <3 They wouldn't happen to come in a a custom version, would they?

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