Sheesh. You mention that a computer is on the fritz and next thing you know I get gobs of emails about how I need to backup the system, offerings of online storage of blueprint (complete with source code of course) and other wild ideas. Thanks for the offers guys, I’m fine. Sure my silicon hardware is having problems here but my regular backups are happening in various guises each week. blueprint is safe. Remember, dumb… not stupid. I did however return to my desired resolution of 1600×1200 but now all my dialogs are stretched width wise. Gotta love Windoze. Give me Linux anyday. Stupid monitor, grumble, grumble, grumble…

My plan this weekend is to get a) a few new screenshots of the creation process to you b) a new object created with blueprint and c) most of the work done before blueprint goes to testing. There is eating and sleeping mixed in there as well, but I didn’t want to bore you with the details.

The forums here have been updated with some 3D Resources and Editing forums so feel free to post links to sites or just ask questions about the topics there. Thanks.

A couple non-Sim pet peeves I have. I realize everyone is chomping at the bit, but please stop asking me when it’s going to be out. I don’t give dates unless I know so you’ll be the first to know here. And I will not be releasing some special version to just do certain functions. People keep asking me things like “Well, I don’t need everything so just give me the export part”. Sure, blueprint is made up of a dozen or so separate executables that I can just hand out bits and pieces of it as needed (did you catch that? it was sarcasm). Also, I’m a fairly simple guy so if you want to get on my ICQ list (and put me on yours) just tell me who you are and that you’re here for blueprint. I get I don’t know how many requests a day that are blank or something like “r u there?”. Please understand that I have a HUGE ICQ list (it takes about 4 hours to get a message out to the entire Sims group) and I organize it based on catagories (I have about a dozen catagories based on the projects I’m working on) and blueprint/The Sims is just one of them. I need to put people into these catagories but without someone telling me why they want to put me on their list, I have no idea what part of the world you’re coming from. So a simple “blueprint” will suffice (although something a little more would be nice). Blank requests will just be ignored. Okay, rant mode off. Back to work…