The Sims Emporium -- Welcome

Welcome! This site is a continuation of my project for The Sims 2. You can view and download mods and sims that I have made (My Sims/My Mods), view a catalog of mods I've downloaded and/or find useful or particularly noteworthy for one reason or another (Mod Gallery), or take a look at what's available for yourself at several mod/modding sites (Link Repository). Enjoy your stay!

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Sorry I haven't been keeping up. College is pretty much killing me. Any free time I have has been going toward reading or video games. Unfortunately, this isn't the update you've been waiting for. I have updated the way the images work on my site. Now, instead of full-size images popping up in a new window/tab, they show up in a layer on top of the page. Click the close button or somewhere off of the image to close the layer. This should hopefully make your viewing experience more pleasurable. I'll try to have a major content update soon!


The downloads database has been restored, so everything on the site should be functioning correctly again. If you see anything that isn't working correctly, please contact me with details so I can get it fixed as soon as possible.


Well, yet again using free hosting came back to bite me in the butt. The last host I tried terminated my account because I had more than 100 people visit my site at one time. This restriction was a hidden stipulation, not mentioned anywhere in the information about the plan or in the terms of service. The termination came at a horrible time, as I have been traveling for Thanksgiving. I only have my netbook with me, which did not have the backup files of my site. Thankfully, I was able to persuade the last host to allow me access to the backup of my site. However, I still don't have a backup of the downloads database, so that won't be up until Sunday when I return home. Sorry about that.

Anyway, the moral of the story is I had to break down and purchase hosting. Realistically, this site's popularity and use of technologies such as php/mysql combined with my lack of desire to have ads imposed on the site have made it impossible to rely on free hosting. The great side of this is that delusionsandgrandeur.net now has an excellent, reliable host (HostGator), so there will be no more days-long downtime to worry about. The less great side is that I'm a poor college student, and paying for hosting does take away some of my much-needed money. Please consider donating using the button above if you like this site. Every little bit helps a lot =)


My sincerest apologies for any downtime you have experienced. Free things cannot always be perfect. My previous host deleted my account, so I have had to find a new host. I am in the process of restoring everything to normal right now. I suspect I know what happened, and it is very disheartening. This is a terrible inconvenience to me, and I'm sorry to those of you who are affected. I'll get the site back up and running as soon as possible.

Domain name has propagated to new host. Updates will follow once I get everything on delusionsandgrandeur.net restored to its previous condition. All content except for the Mod Gallery is back up or should be back up in the next several minutes. Mod Gallery content will be reposted as it is stripped of unwanted links. The Mod Gallery is back online. Links from The Sims Resource are no longer supported and will not be supported in the future. I haven't supported this site in a long while, and decided in light of recent events, I may as well take this opportunity to change the site to reflect this.

Mod Gallery:

  • Added separate page to female hairs for Anubis
  • Added tons of Anubis hairs to female and some to male hairs
  • Female clothing by Anubis added
  • Hair, clothing, makeup, replacements and clutter added from Club Crimsyn
  • Added shoes from lilisims
  • Added hosiery from ATS3
  • Added accessories from MTS
  • Added tattoos from MTS
  • Added female everyday clothing from MTS
  • Added female and male sims from MTS
  • Added sliders from MTS
  • Added cosmetic global mods from MTS
  • Added some buy mode objects from MTS
  • Moved around some incorrectly categorized makeup and body details

Hello, I have a couple more things for you guys, if you want them. Firstly, I've redone the Jeanette Biedermann top. The texture now matches up all the way down the model, and the shirt recolors much better. So, if you downloaded the previous version, please redownload and delete the original from your game. The second thing(s) is that I've done rough teen conversions for pretty much all of my mods. I didn't tweak the textures at all, so there may be some small issues on the shoulder/underarm areas. But, I figured since my teen mods were severely lacking, I'd go ahead and convert stuff for teens, and share it in case anybody else was interested! No new pictures, though, I'm too lazy. Sorry.

My Mods

  • Jeanette Biedermann top has been redone. Please download and delete the old file if you downloaded before this update.
  • Added rough teen conversions for almost all of my mods. Sorry I was too lazy to get pictures, but the textures haven't changed, so, see the old pictures.

Mod Gallery

  • New female everyday and swimwear from MTS, Club Crimsyn
  • New accessories from MTS, Club Crimsyn
  • New makeup from MTS
  • New tattoos from MTS
  • New female and male sims from MTS
  • New female and male hairs from MTS, Club Crimsyn
  • New default clothing replacements from Club Crimsyn
  • New build mode objects from MTS, Einfach Simlisch
  • New buy mode objects from MTS, ATS3, Awesims, Desdren, GOS, Infusorian
  • Furniture page split into sections to make it less unwieldy
  • New global replacement object textures from MTS
  • New cosmetic hack mods from MTS

More clothes, accessories, hairs, sims, lots, hacks, and utilites due to the Mod Gallery soon.


Sorry I haven't updated in awhile. College and real life have been interfering more than usual. I have been busy doing Sims-related things though! I come bearing nine conversions of some of my favorite outfits from The Sims 2. Technically, all I've done is alter some wonderful pre-existing textures to fit TS3 in-game meshes, but I'm proud of how well some of them turned out. Hopefully some of you out there recognize these, and/or can enjoy them anew in The Sims 3. Please note the credits for the original textures. These artists are the ones who did all the original hard work. You should check out their original versions of these outfits, and their other work.

My Mods

  • Added several mods that are conversions of things from TS2: three outfits from Gelydh, one from Kamikitten, one from Styphn_Synthetic, one from stoked4sims, one from sleepless_angel, one from Sim Chic, and one from evanesco
  • The links to Gelydh's projects have been restored, as she kindly approved the conversions =)

My Mods

  • Added another of my mods: a painting based on Priya Tsetsang's meaningful original painting from the Dollhouse series

My Mods

  • Added another of my mods: a set of paintings from the 10th anniversary collection from society6

First of all, everything on the site should be restored and working fine. If anything isn't, please contact me with details. Moving on...

Mod Gallery

  • New accessories from MTS, GOS, Rose, and other sources
  • New clothing (male and female) from MTS and other sources
  • New hair from Savio and Annihilation
  • New makeup from MTS
  • New tattoos from GOS
  • New sliders from MTS and other sources
  • New replacements from MTS and GOS
  • MTS Patterns page sorted to make it less unwieldy, and new patterns added
  • New male and female sims from MTS

An update with content from Build/Buy Mode, Lots, etc... will occur at a later date.


My sincerest apologies for any downtime you may experience today. Free things cannot always be perfect, and as such I had to completely delete my site in an attempt to fix server issues that were not allowing me to update or many other things to function correctly. I am in the process of restoring everything to normal right now. Hopefully all of the subdomains on delusionsandgrandeur.net will be restored within a few hours or less. Thanks for your understanding!


Link Repository

  • Pruned list of download sites (removed broken/inactive sites)
  • Added creator blogs section and several sites
  • Redesigned content available key
  • Updated content available key for each site

If you haven't already seen my notice, PLEASE redownload the Jeanette Biedermann top and delete the old file if you downloaded it before 12/24/09. It was enabled for pregnancy, but there is no pregnancy morph for the mesh.

  • Fixed the issue with the image on the 404 page
  • Updated links on my new mods so that the downloads don't go through a third party server

My Mods

  • Added another of my mods: a set of lingerie inspired by Frederick's

My Mods

  • Added some of my mods: a conversion of my Jeanette Biedermann top and pants modifications from TS2, a pinstripe vest inspired by Hot Topic, and a default replacement conversion of Yumedust's Eye Love eye set

Sorry I haven't updated in around a month. Finals time at university gets completely ridiculous, and I simply didn't have the free time to look at mods and update the site. Today's updates are mainly from the last month, but I went back and added a few nice mods I missed. Mods were added from MTS, TSR, GOS, and Rose. Be on the lookout for another update soon!

  • Fixed a broken link or two and some typos

Mod Gallery

  • Clothing added to male everyday from TSR
  • Clothing added to female everyday, formal, and sleepwear from TSR
  • Accessories added to female and unisex from TSR and Rose
  • Makeup added from TSR and MTS
  • Hair added to male and female pages from GOS and MTS
  • Skin color section added to replacements
  • Several buy mode objects added from MTS
  • Several furniture items added from MTS
  • Couple of build mode items added from MTS
  • Couple of mods added to gameplay and cosmetic section from MTS
  • DABOOBS added to utilities section from MTS

Today's update involves many, many items being added to the Buy Mode section. This includes items released from August to November, ranging from cars to decorative objects to furniture. Additionally, a few other things have been added to Build Mode and Body Shop.

Mod Gallery

  • Automobiles section added to Buy Mode category
  • Cars added from MTS
  • Decorative clutter, plants and other objects added to Buy Mode from MTS
  • Several furniture items and sets added from MTS
  • Fences added to Build Mode from MTS
  • Several picked/featured residential lots added from MTS
  • Community lots added from MTS
  • New page added for separated skins under Replacements in Body Shop
  • Clothing/accessory mesh replacements added to Body Shop from MTS

This is another update where I'm basically trying to catch what I've missed. Today we're focused on buy/build mode objects.

Mod Gallery

  • Objects sections added to Buy Mode and Build Mode categories
  • Doors, windows, fences, terrain, and more added from MTS
  • Various decor items from MTS added

I realize that it's been forever. And I'm sorry about that. This semester in college has been completely ridiculous. I haven't had time to play Sims, much less look for content for the game and maintain this site. Never be a biology major. It eats your life. But, anyway, I'm in the process of looking over what I've missed.

Mod Gallery

  • Female clothing added from MTS, GOS, TSR and LianaSims3
  • Male clothing added from MTS and TSR
  • Accessories added from MTS, GOS, TSR and RoseSims2
  • Tattoos added from MTS
  • Male hair added from GOS
  • Female hair added from GOS
  • Makeup added from TSR

I didn't realize another week had gone by. I'm sorry for not doing at least a few more updates. I'm trying to catch up where I left off though, so don't worry! Within the next day or two, everything I missed that I especially liked within the last week should be added.

Mod Gallery

  • Female everyday tops and outfits added from MTS
  • Female sleepwear added from MTS
  • Male everyday bottoms added from MTS
  • Male accessories added from MTS
  • Unisex accessories added from MTS
  • Female hair added from MTS
  • Male hair added from MTS
  • Makeup added from MTS
  • TSR links fixed where applicable

Well, they've gone and done it. I must admit, I'm rather upset about the state of TSR. They did what I thought/hoped they surely wouldn't do, they made patterns eligible for subscriber-only. While I plan to leave links to all the content from TSR up for the moment, I will not be including any subscriber content from TSR in the future unless it is also made available free elsewhere. For those of your that like giving your money to TSR, you'll just have to go straight to their vile site to find the good content. It will not be included here.

Mod Gallery

  • Male everyday tops added from TSR
  • Male sleepwear added from MTS
  • Female everyday tops, bottoms, and outfits added from MTS and LianaSims3
  • Female sleepwear added from GOS, LianaSims3, and Peggy
  • Female socks and hosiery added to accessories from MTS
  • Patterns added from MTS and TSR (to fabric and fauna)
  • Female sim added from MTS
  • Hair section split into male/female
  • Hairs added from MTS and Peggy

  • Fixed broken link issue for enlarging pictures in the Mod Gallery and My Mods/Sims
  • Repaired CSS code that was throwing the Update Log all out of whack
  • Updated the link exchange marquee to work more smoothly with all browsers

Mod Gallery

  • Female everyday tops added from MTS
  • Male sleepwear added from MTS
  • Furniture added from ATS3
  • Pattern added from MTS
  • Female skin replacements added from LianaSims3

Mod Gallery

  • Accessories page split into female/male
  • Male accessories added from MTS and GOS
  • Female everyday outfits and bottoms added from GOS and LianaSims3
  • Male everyday bottoms added from GOS and LianaSims3
  • Patterns added from MTS and GOS

Hello, all! Sorry for the delay again, but as you can see, I've been re-designing the site. I've simplified the layout and removed the iframes to maximize compatibility with various browsers and display resolutions. The display area should be equal to or greater than the space available in the previous version of the site. I hope you like it! If you come across something that doesn't work correctly, please contact me here with details of the error, and I'll get it worked out as soon as possible.

Mod Gallery

  • Accessories added from MTS
  • Female, male, and child everyday clothing added from MTS
  • Female athletic clothing added from MTS
  • Female character sims added from MTS and TSR
  • Male celebrity and character sims added from MTS and TSR
  • Residential lot added from MTS
  • Patterns added from MTS
  • Fabric, flora, and fauna patterns added from TSR
  • Gameplay tweak mods added from MTS
  • Mod Generator added to Utilities from MTS

Mod Gallery

  • Subsection links added to Accessories, Replacements, Male and Female Sims, Furniture, Other Sites' Patterns, Gameplay Tweaks, Utilities
  • Adult female clothing added from All About Style, LianaSims3
  • Child clothing added from LianaSims3
  • Accessories added from LianaSims3
  • Furniture added from Around the Sims 3

Mod Gallery

  • Accessories added from GOS
  • Gameplay tweaks section re-organized

Mod Gallery
  • Patterns added from MTS
  • TSR patterns added to fabric, flora, Masonry, themed, tree products sections
  • Child clothing added from MTS
  • Accessories added from MTS
  • Female and male sims added from MTS and TSR

Mod Gallery

  • Starter lot added to residential lots from MTS
  • Several patterns from TSR added to fabrics section

Mod Gallery

  • Clothing section added
  • Male and female clothing added from All About Style and LianaSims3
  • Necklace and watches added to accessories
  • Skin replacements added from MTS and Peggy
  • Furniture sets added from ATS3 and DH4S
  • Patterns added from TSR to masonry and fabric
  • Gameplay tweak mod added

Mod Gallery
  • TSR pattern page revised to be a little less unwieldy
  • Tattoo section added under body shop
  • Patterns added from TSR
  • Male sims added from TSR and MTS
  • Zippered boots and fishnets added to accessories
  • Move inventory tab position mod added to cosmetic tweaks
  • Several gameplay tweak mods added
  • Gameplay section added to Utilities page, along with a couple of programs

Mod Gallery

  • Global texture replacement section added, along with mods to replace painting, book, and billboard textures
  • Patterns added from TSR, Around the Sims 3, Parsimonious, and Simenapule.it

Mod Gallery

  • aikea-guinea's and Rose's default replacement skintones added

Link Repository

  • Checked many Sims 2 sites for TS3 updates
    All About Style, Club Crimsyn, rosesims, Sim Street, Sky Sims added

The first official Sims 3 patch is out! Be sure to grab it. See info here

Mod Gallery

  • Hair section added, along with hair from Peggy
  • Categories added to Gameplay Tweak Page
  • Two patterns added from TSR: twitter, odonata
  • Residential lots added from TSR and MTS
  • Male sims added from TSR and MTS
  • Rockermonkey's eye replacements added
  • *several(over 10) gameplay tweak mods added
  • No red lines mod added under cosmetic tweaks

Mod Gallery

  • Three patterns added from TSR: herringbone brick, running brick, damask

  • Affiliate/Link Exchange page added to Site Information and marqee to main pages
  • Site Information page revamped so that it is more organized

Mod Gallery

  • Two patterns added from TSR
  • Shortened laced boots for females from GOS added

Link Repository

  • Added separate forum section under personal mod sites
  • Added several sites

My Mods

  • Images for my mods updated, daily update images revised
  • Separate info pages added for each of my clothing mods
  • Terms of Use updated for TS3

Mod Gallery

  • Accessories section added, along with a set of Hello Kitty watches
  • Pattern from MTS added
  • TSR pattern pictures updated with current thumbnail and larger linked pictures, where applicable
  • Added Delphy's CAS Texture Unitool [BETA] to utilities

Mod Gallery

  • Hello Kitty patterns now have their own page under TSR patterns
  • 5 Hello Kitty patterns added from TSR
  • Face texture replacements by HystericalParoxysm added
  • Hexagonal tile pattern from GOS added
  • Aztec pattern from Parsimonious added
  • Added Echo's TS3 Unpacker to utilities

Link Repository

  • Added indication for personal mod sites that require registration to either view or download content, to avoid confusion

Mod Gallery

  • "The Box" lot added to residential from TSR
  • One geometric and one themed pattern from TSR added
  • Fishnet pattern set and three others added from MTS

Mod Gallery

  • Section added for furniture
  • Lots section added
  • Furniture sets added from DH4S and Sims 3 Liberty
  • Residential lots added from TSR and MTS
  • Community lots added from MTS

Link Repository

  • Section added to Link Repository for non-English sites that have good, fairly easy to access content

My Mods

  • Two female sims added to My Sims, and detailed info pages added for each

Mod Gallery

  • Default eye replacements by aikea-guinea added
  • New patterns from TSR: weather surplus, tiny ruching, chunky ribbed knit
  • Added skin replacement from Peggy

Link Repository

  • Couple of sites added to Link Repository

My Mods

  • Added content from my Exchange profile to my mods section: green peasant top, jeans w/ grey & black belt, black ballet flats, brown polka dot dress, blue & green skull swim top and bottom, grey & teal tracksuit top

Mod Gallery

  • Full Sims section up and running
  • Utilities section up, with most of the available programs linked
  • Several female and male sims added from TSR and The Exchange
  • New patterns from Sim~Antics and LianaSims3 under .sims3pack other sites

Link Repository

  • More sites added to the Link Repository

Mod Gallery

  • New patterns from TSR: blue mosaics, brick, Hello Kitty

Mod Gallery

  • New quilt pattern (and bonuses) from aikea-guinea on GOS
  • New patterns from TSR: wrinkled cloth, stone

Link Repository

  • Worked on Personal Mod Sites section, but it's still rough

  • Banner and button Images replaced
  • Broken links removed until content is ready

Mod Gallery

  • Original patterns from TSR page up and running
  • Original patterns from Mod The Sims and other sites page up
  • Overhaul mod page outfitted with awesomemod
  • Cosmetic tweaks page up
  • A few gameplay tweaks added to page
  • Body shop replacements page up with HystericalParoxysm's skins

Link Repository

  • Personal Mod Sites section up in Link Repository, but is under heavy construction

  • Sims 3 version of the site established.
  • Needless to say, it is under heavy construction. Broken links are present because that content has not been updated yet.
  • Don't panic. Sims 2 related images will disappear once I get my copy of the Sims 3, so there will be less confusion about which site is which.

 

 

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