Use PayPal to buy your Antics content

July 10, 2008

It’s now easier to get your hands on Premium Antics content or upgrade to the ProPack thanks to our newly added PayPal support.

Next time you have some Antics content in your Shopping Basket you will see a shiny new “Checkout with PayPal” logo. You know how PayPal works, so I don’t need to say any more!

If you had your eye on the new Damaged Vehicles content pack then now’s the perfect time!


New content pack – Damaged Vehicles

June 26, 2008

We’ve just released a new Damaged Vehicles Premium Content Pack that is available for download in the Antics Content Warehouse.

Damaged Vehicles

These vehicles are great for dressing your scenes. Although the cars and trucks are not interactive (they’re in no fit state to drive!), with 20 to choose from they will form a perfect backdrop to your action.

These vehicles will be a great addition to dress the US and UK City Street Packs.

The pack retails for £3.95/$7.95/€5.45 and of course are free for ProPack users.


If there’s any content packs that you would like to see in future then please let us know over in the Content Wishlist area of the forum.


Everybody do the twist

June 25, 2008

Hi everyone,

First off an introduction, I’m Trevor, I’m a software tester here at Antics. If you find a bug in the software, well it’s the developers’ fault, nothing to do with me what so ever – although I suppose I should have spotted it first. As well as diligently searching for bugs in the Antics application, one of my roles is to build content packs.

Some of the more observant among you may have noticed that when you import a prop into a set, its x-axis aligns with the world x-axis but when you import a character into a set, its x-axis aligns with the world’s negative y-axis.


Well that’s the way it’s always been done.

What’s New?

From now on, the character based content packs will have the characters import into the set with their x-axis aligned to the world x-axis. There are a couple of reasons for this; issues with props attached to the character, inconsistent behavior between characters and prop and last but by no means least, because I have to manually rotate every character in a content pack before it can be built and that seems like a lot of effort just to propagate a system which is wrong to start with.

What are the side effects?

If you have some old characters which you drag into the set from the content viewer, they will face in one direction, while the characters from newer packs (see Foot Note #1) will face in a different direction. However, the first thing pretty much everyone does when importing characters and props into a set is to manually move and align them to their start positions so this change should be pretty minimal.

Note #1 – I believe Characters Casual Female Adult 08 Content Pack is the first pack which will have characters aligned in this way

If you have any questions about any of this then please drop us a line over in the Content Help section of the Antics Forum.