Aldo Hyde (aka Dr. Prometheus / Hyde Dynamic) is a Sims 2/3/4 Machinima Director & Critic, Storyteller, Game Guide Writer & Racing Man. He is best known for the StrangeTown Monty (STM) Sims 2 Simlish Machinima Series, a scientific conspiracy & psychological drama.
[EDIT: Jan 16 2016] PVCS vs STM Chapter 7B – 2nd Half Part 2, an image-intensive chapter, is finally ready.
I hope you appreciate the effort I put into these stories, especially in the images. Some of these scenes require almost as much precision as in my machinima.
PVCS vs STM will be on hiatus till mid-Feb 2016, as I plan to concentrate on STM 2.06(C) for the next few weeks.
Here is my Jan 17 The Sim’s Pen Feature Article.
In the following week, I will continue with illustrating Chapter 7B (2nd Half Part 2) of PVCS-STM (another image-intensive chapter), and try to put it up by mid-January.
You may also read my Jan 10 The Sim’s Pen Feature Article, where I now recommend sims stories too, instead of solely machinima.
Happy New Year! :) [Chapter 7A: 2nd Half – Part 1], which focuses on 46th to 64th minute of the 2035 Match, is my first completed Sims story chapter of 2016.
These 18 minutes on the pitch are bound to be football-intensive, but they also equally infused with Sim-oriented drama.
I will take a one-week break from the PVCS-STM story, to focus on STM 2.06(C) of the main STM.
After that week, I’ll go back to doing “7B: 2nd Half – Part 2”, which I expect to finish in mid-Jan 2016.
Note that the PVCS-STM story will NOT end at 7B. There are 9 chapters altogether in the 2035 version of the [Veronaville-centric football epic] of the three Sims 2 Base Game Neighborhoods.
[Update: Dec 26 2015] Chapter 6, [Half-Time: In the Dressing Room] (LESS football intensive) is ready.
Just like what I do with the main STM Machinima episodes, I am considering breaking the next chapter, #7: 2nd Half, into two parts (7a & 7b), so they will be released faster.
I’m also going back to filming the main STM 2.06C too, simultaneously with taking the PVCS-STM screenshots :)
Original Post: Dec 13 2015
[1st Half] of the 2035 Match is available today. The first 45 minutes on the football pitch is bound to be football-intensive, BUT it also has a significant amount of “Sims-focused” player/manager dialogues and thoughts.
But during that hiatus week, I MAY still write more PVCS-STM player fanon profiles on Sims Wikia.
I will continue creating screenshots for PVCS-STM AND filming STM after Dec 20 2015. Which means, Chap 6 (Half-Time Break) is likely to be available around the Christmas period.
All that’s missing are the pics, which can be done in approximately 1-2 weeks. See how fast this is, compared to all the filming and editing of machinima footage? :o
Like my machinima scripts, my screenshot stories are also written WAY in advance, because I never rush to complete anything. Well-written and thought-out stories are simply never done in a haste.
[Chapter 4 – Before the Kickoff] is surprisingly NON-football intensive, for the most part, except for the segment where the starting lineups are announced.
Two hours before the kickoff, tensions and mysteries brew among certain players, team managers, spectators and/or the refereeing team. We also discover a bizarre fact about the 2015 Match…
Future chapters of the 2035 Match may appear every 2-3 weeks, because I need more time to capture and process those screenshots. Static images are significantly less complicated to capture and edit than machinima footage…
I’m also starting to film STM 2.06(C), having reviewed the script carefully over the past month.
New Poll: As these are STM Alternate Universes, there may be a chance of a “2035 child” appearing in the *MAIN* STM timeline. The question is, [who is it MOST likely to be]? ;)
[EDIT: Nov 28 2015] The [third chapter – Silo Incident & Secret Communications] is available today. It focuses on two events in between 2015-2034, one from the household of Goneril Capp, and the other from Regan Capp‘s family (NOT football intensive).
[EDIT: Nov 21 2015] The [second chapter], introducing the 2035 StrangeTown and Monty families, is ready today (NOT football-intensive).
How many simmers [guessed the 4 Team Managers correctly]? ;)
[Original Post: Nov 15 2015]
This first chapter (and the 2nd one) will be LESS football-intensive, as they introduce what happened to the families during the 2 decades that elapsed after the previous match.
You’ll also find out who are the representatives of Pleasantview and Capp/Summerdream who became the managers of Team PVCS.
So you still have time to guess the Strangetown and Monty team managers… Revealed in Chapter 2 ;)
Please note that this 2035 Match is done SIMULTANEOUSLY with STM 2.06(C), and that the MAIN STM Machinima series is NOT cancelled.
[EDIT: Nov 9 2015] New Sims Wikia Fanon Article for [Sepp Rossi]. It clarifies the GTR98 jargon in Sims terms.
How many simmers guessed the “4th Racing Man” correctly?
Roadblocks have been overcome, so the results of my latest balancing act is finally ready. This is the middle part of my original long script of STM 2.06, and the overall longest episode so far. It also uses a significant amount of Sims 3 footage.
This episode focuses on the following Patriarchs:
– Feuding Fathers of Monte Vista & Roaring Heights
– Racing Men
– Antonio Monty
Instead of a new Poll for this episode, I have a New STM Quiz (15 qns, mix of easy & tricky), which you should only attempt after watching 2.06(B) in full.
In the NEXT part, STM 2.06(C), we go back to Strangetown to see the conclusion of the sticky situation in Specter’s House…
Writing stories / making machinima is a balancing act between (what the fans want), and (what the author wants).
If there isn’t enough of (the part the author wants), there’s a risk of the author losing interest in the entire project, so neither part (not even “the part fans want”) gets produced.
In the case of premade Sims, all simmers start off with an identical sandbox. The CAS and non-canonical aspects are what makes one simmer’s show/story different from another simmer’s.
So note that [if I never did put the Racing Men in STM], the entire show might have been cancelled in early-2014. Aren’t you glad I’ve chosen an approach where I can maintain my interest in continuing the series?
As always, the show’s NOT over unless I explicitly say it is.
[EDIT: Nov 5 2015] STM 2.06(B) is 95% complete. There is an excellent chance for it to be available this weekend, assuming the last 5% does not lead to a roadblock.
This upcoming chapter will be the longest STM episode so far, surpassing STM 2.05(B) Grimm Prospects 2. If that previous episode is about two Racing Men discussing Strangetown’s latest scandal…
Then expect this new episode to be about two other Racing Men discussing matters pertaining to Veronaville… and Antonio Monty’s impossible situation.
Here is an actual scene in the upcoming 2.06(B):
– This pic can also be interpreted as a teaser for the next football story, the one where all the premade Elders are dead. These kids will all be grown up by then.
– Look out for clues in this pic. However, not all obvious details will necessarily be true in the final tale…
– Since they are all Veronaville natives, there is also a chance that not everyone in this pic will survive to appear in the next match… :(
[Original Post: Oct 22 2015]
STM 2.06(B) is about 80% complete.
As promised, here is the 3rd type of scene:
|There will be a sequel to the Sims Football Match, also co-written with S2P. It will be written slightly differently, so simmers who are less into football can enjoy it as much as any other Sims story.
This next match takes place after ALL premade Elders from all 3 neighborhoods are dead.
It will be released one chapter at a time AFTER STM 2.06(B) is finished, and will be produced in the weeks when I’m CONCURRENTLY working on STM 2.06(C).
While the overall form is still “Live Update Parody”, there will be more Sims story dialogue that takes place on the field itself, not just during Half-Time in the dressing rooms.
There will also be some “background chapters” which are less football-intensive, as they focus on what happened to the sims’ families since the previous match — and those will be marked as such.
Remember Dina Caliente’s alien baby from my early video parody? ;)
Similarly, the Curious Brothers’ grown-up alien babies (Newton, Vivian & Zoe) will also be playing, but on Team STM instead.
Some marriages are also implied to have taken place shortly after the 2015 Match, so expect their offspring to make an appearance. Premade teens / children / toddlers such as Tank Grunt, Hal Capp and Beau Broke are also the right age to participate.
Unfortunately, the Veronaville Feud is still ongoing, so some non-Elder sims may not survive to participate :(
But I’m not asking you to guess who died.
A Sim is more likely to become the manager if they:
The choice of managers determines the focus of the story, so you may think of the possible drama on the bench / dressing room, depending on who are leading the teams…
Have fun. See you at the next match! :)
STM 2.06(B) is more challenging than 2.06(C), and I proceeded with the more difficult part first. Now at 55% completion, there is a decent-to-good chance for the full episode to be available in late October or early November.
2.06(B) is the middle segment of my original long script for STM 2.06. This part contains a mixture of Sims 2 & Sims 3 scenes, and focuses more on Veronaville than Strangetown.
Here are the two (of the three) types of scenes to expect in this part:
Sims 2: Baptiste, the Red Racing Man in Hyde Dynamic Veronaville, or “The Referee” in the [Football / Soccer Match Screenshot Story], which takes place in a STM Alternate Universe. This “Sports Live Update” Parody may tide you over till I’ve completed the main STM episode.
WHO is he talking to in this scene… and why?
There’s still time for you to guess in the “Other 5 Racing Men” [Poll]…
Sims 3: This Consort & Contessa Capp screenshot is more of a Blooper, since mobile phones were not commonplace in the Watcher World in the late 1970s.
I will show you the 3rd type of scene in a later post, when I’m closer to finishing.
Remember, as long as I’m in good health, the show is NOT over unless I explicitly say so. Take care, and thank you for checking my updates.