Some folks thought it might be a good idea for me to put a sticky post up here to explain that I don’t answer questions about outfits in the images. The reason is because I can’t share a lot of them due to permissions (or legality), and don’t wish to offend people by having to refuse them, and believe me, some people get very offended.

Generally, I take last minute pictures before a release and don’t tend to consider what the characters are wearing. This isn’t likely to change. Please be respectful of that and refrain from making requests or demands regarding them.

HC Poser

Well, I guess I lied. I didn’t mean to lie. Just releasing nothing for Christmas this year didn’t sit well with me, so I made something to release.

This is HC Poser. The HC stands for “Halo’s Christmas” but the title could be misleading, because it contains no Christmas themed poses, so it’s just HC Poser. It’s a standalone one shot, unrelated to any of the other posers, and will never be updated. It’s 162 poses (that’s 2 modules) of all kinds of stuff, including a small few object poses and lots of staff poses, because I know folks like those staff poses.

The release also comes with some pre-generated data for Poser Hotkeys, and a special esp for use with poser hotkeys that has none of the rings etc. The poser hotkeys esp is probably safe to merge into something else (except maybe the Halo’s Poser special poser hotkeys esp, because I think some of the object names are duped and god knows what might break) so you can make it take up less space in your load order.

I’m not quite done here, but merry Christmas all the same!

Here’s the download: Download

Tightness

And as a little extra bonus for UNPCM fans, particularly those who enjoyed last year’s huge dump of items for the high poly version, here’s an outfit. Mostly of my own making, with the exception of the heels, which, as always, are petrovich’s lovely sandals.

It’s totally standalone and each main piece actually contains the body due to the nature of the outfit (tight skin squishing abound) so you technically don’t need the high poly body to use it, but it is designed to work with it, so if you just want to use the gloves, or any of the other peripherals, they should work fine on the main body itself.

It’s just clothing designed for screenshooting, and you’ll be wanting to add the items with AddItemMenu. If you don’t know what that is, you can look it up on the nexus.

As a note for anyone intending to convert the outfit, you’re welcome to try, and all the assets are open permission, but I don’t recommend it. The whole thing was made completely skintight using a lot of little shader tricks, so unless you really know what you’re doing with meshes, you probably won’t have much luck. SSE ports are a-ok.

Here’s the download: Download

And a final merry Christmas to everyone!

The tl;dr of this post is: There will be no mods released this Christmas, but there will be some staggered releases in 2020, mostly in the latter half.

If you’re interested in the in-depth reasons, a bit of personal insight, and what you can actually expect to surface throughout 2020, read on.

So I’m sure if won’t have escaped everyone’s attention that I’ve been pretty silent, both here and on social media. It’s been a rough year for me. PC breakdowns and data losses on the computing side of things, as well as on the personal side, I’ve been trying to deal with some long-standing mental issues. I finally started taking medication for severe depression and anxiety this year, which unfortunately had the undesirable side effect of completely murdering my energy levels and creativity completely for about 5 very long months. I essentially spent a lot of time vegetating playing Final Fantasy XIV, and not doing very much else at all. That hasn’t changed much, but I’m not on a different medication which seems to be having a more positive effect.

Now normally at this time of year I’d begin a headlong rush into pushing out a pile of mods for Christmas day, but given my current situation, I don’t particularly feel like putting that kind of pressure on myself, especially since all the mod releases I intend to make will be the final releases. With that in mind, I decided to take a slow and steady approach with an eye towards quality as I slowly release things one by one.

It’s been a lot of years now that I’ve been releasing regular and not-so-regular mods for Skyrim, and it’s been a lot of fun for me doing all this creating, but the game is getting old, and even if I did feel like moving over to SE, the fact remains it’s still the same old game, just for DX11 with some fancy effects tacked on, and it’s about time to put the poor thing to rest in terms of my modding.

So, what’s to be released in the coming year, and (very very roughly) when?

I have quite a few ongoing, every growing mods, and I aim to do a final release for each of them, so throughout 2020, and in this order, you can expect to the following releases:

Halo’s Poser S 2.0
Fuwaposer 7.0
MK Poser 2.0
Knox Poser 1.0
Aether Suite 1.0

The posers will likely begin surfacing around February or March some time, and keep popping up slowly until the latter half of the year. Aether Suite… the last update is going to be a pretty big one. It’s already WIP, and too WIP to shape into something releasable at the moment. It could come as late as all the way on to Christmas 2020, though I don’t intend for it to be that long, but the last thing I want to do is be that guy who says “summer 2020″ and then nothing happens. If I find myself with the time and inclination, I might at least pop out one poser update for Christmas, but don’t get your hopes up, it’s not likely.

Hopefully this has been nice and informative for everyone.

See you in the new year, and happy holidays.

The Aether Suite has been expanding and expanding for years, and the file size for the mod had become very big, both as a download, and as an unzipped install. With that in mind, a lot of my more recent updates have been trying to provide new content without too much increase in asset load. For the Christmas update this year, I’d like to know, if you guys had to see more of the same, what would your preference be.

Here’s a poll. You can vote for multiple options, but please don’t vote for more than 3. It’s not helpful.

[Edit]

So after letting the poll run for a week, I got a lot more votes than expected, and the end results went in directions I also was pretty surprised about. You can view the results in the link below. I’ll be using these results to figure out just exactly what I want to do next, so thanks to everyone who voted.

Final Results

Thanks for your help!

Aether Suite v3.9.0

Well, it’s been a heck of a couple of months for me. My PC died, and so did my C drive with an awful lot of my work in progress data. However, since I got my new PC up and running, I’ve been working on an AS update. Usually I only release these at Christmas, but I’m feeling pretty thankful for the people who’ve donated to me since my PC blew up. Thanks to them, I’ve managed to pay back a portion of what my new PC cost. So instead of letting this sit around until Christmas, I decided to release it now, and I’ll just have to work a little harder on the Christmas update this year.

Here’s the changelog:

  • Added Haru’s Aethernet Dash – Accessible from Haru’s Apartment Bedroom.
  • Added Kana’s Aethernet Dash – Accessible from Eve Residence.
  • Added Sawa’s Apartment – Accessible from Yanabayashi Park.
  • Added A E S T H E T I C – Accessible from The Last Man Standing Residence Bedroom Computer.
  • Added Duplicated Space – Accessible from Celty’s Apartment Computer.
  • Now I realise it doesn’t sound like much, but I can assure you, the last 2 areas are a lot to play with, and regarding Duplicated Space, make sure you explore and find out what’s really there.

    A quick reminder that all clothing for the AS is female only and designed for the UNPCM body.

    Here’s the download: Download

    Happy screenshooting!

    I didn’t really want to be asking for donations so soon, but my PC has completely died. I’m stuck with an ancient laptop as my only computing device at the moment.

    If anyone has a few euros to spare to help me replace it, I’d appreciate it. Of course, no need to help if you don’t want to.

    Thanks for your time.

    EDIT: Since apparently we have some cynics in our midst, to be clear, my motherboard is fried. My machine is 8 years old. The main parts are no longer in good condition. The RAM doesn’t always work properly. I have chosen to replace the core parts (mobo, CPU, and RAM) because I can’t keep dragging the old one around any more. I will be using parts from the old one which are still in good condition, and I have already paid for replacements by getting a small loan. This post was put here simply because I’d like to pay that loan back.

    The situation is fine and if literally no one wants to help, that’s fine too.

    I got a donation this morning, which reminded me that I usually look for help to cover the server for the first few months of the year around now. I know I didn’t do much modding this year, so perhaps people don’t feel compelled to lend a hand, and that’s totally fine, but if anyone finds themselves with a few euros to spare, I’d certainly appreciate the help.

    Lizard Tongues

    Lizard Tongues

    It’s Christmas! That usually means Halo’s doing something. Halo is doing something, and has been doing something.

    I’ll start today off with the smallest and probably most niche of all the releases. It’s a release of all the different lizard tongues I’ve made up for my character Velassa over the past couple of years. Modeled here by Breezy.

    They’re a simple equippable item, and there are 2 types of each tongue with a higher or lower height to better suit different characters.

    You’ll see this a lot of times today: This mod is released as is. I will not be likely to ever update it, and if there’s bugs, I will not fix them.

    Here’s the download: Download

    HFeet 2

    HFeet 2

    The second mod of the day is something relatively minor, but something all screenshooters who use my high poly feet can make use of. Much like the name suggests, it’s got the same theme as the older HFeet which was merged into HTools.

    This pack is smaller, but it uses the final version of my high poly feet, so it looks a lot better than the old HTools feet.

    Much like you’ll see about most of today’s releases. This mod is released as is. It won’t likely get any updates, and if there’s bugs, I doubt I will fix them.

    Either way, enjoy: Download