VPZ Research Center
Starting September 2006, this site can no longer be updated due to a computer crash. All breedz currently at this site will remain available here as long as my host doesn't delete it. (Remember you may host any breedz you like on your own site as long as you include a note that I made them.) I will be making new breedz, and they will be available at these sites:
(All my Usage Info still applies.)
How and Why I Hex...
People have different reasons and methods of hexing. For me, it is a hobby and sort of an art form. I have no desire to be popular or to fulfill other peoples' desires. I do it because I enjoy it, and it is an outlet for my creativity. I like the problem solving that goes along with getting animals to look right, move right, breed true, and extra features such as having young ones change as they grow. That said, it should come as no surprise that I don't do requests. There are things I like hexing and things I don't like. When the urge hits me, I'll switch gears and try something new. I am not a fan of popularity or "peer pressure" (though those who request things usually aren't that close to peers; no offense but a 20-something such as myself doesn't have much in common with the pre-graduation crowd). That's just the way I work. -- How I hex is very simple. I use ResHack (mostly), pay attention to hexing techniques others have tried, and experiment liberally myself. I like to try toying with most everything within a breed file...
My favorite things to hex are cartoon creatures, cats, and rodents, but I switch gears and try new things all the time. I choose my base according to build and personality (as in, does it climb trees? Hiss? Growl? Dig?). Most of my "cartoonish" creatures are catz-based. For the sturdier and/or clumsier beasts, I often choose dogz.
I am a free spirit. Not even I know what I will create next, so please put up with my eccentricities, hang on, and enjoy the ride!
First of all, I strongly encourage sharing! Feel free to post my breedz, scenes, etc. for download! Make litterz! enjoy! However, since I have put a lot of work into them and came up with everything on my own (with a little help and suggestions from friends), I do ask that you follow a few basic rules. Five dos and 5 don'ts seem fair, right?
On this site...
Note: Some computers have errors with some versions (Windows XP and Me). I won't be held responsible if something screws up. I have these OS related problems myself and will let you know which breedz have the problems.
Note 3: I do all my own hexing, but I sometimes "borrow" sounds. Sound credit goes to the people who made them (which are indicated). If someone helps me out a lot or lets me borrow some code (I always get permission), they are also indicated. I also indicate anyone who has done a conversion. Many thanks to all of you!
Interested in some online fun?
~Neopets is a community that mimics capitalism and has lots of fun games and people playing.
~PsyPets is a neat pet simulation, where your pets have some autonomy and personalities that develop.
~Jinopets is a game ith beautiful graphics, similar to Neopets play but a smaller and less commercial community.
~GoPets actually run around your screen, and you can pet and play with them, but also be a community.