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Sam Tyler Shimeji 
28th-Jul-2011 11:55 pm

It's a Sam Tyler shimeji! Or in other words, a wee little Sam that lives on your desktop! :D

Click here to download!


1. Download the .rar file located above.
2. Extract the folder named 'Sam Tyler Shimeji' to your computer.
3. Open the folder (located on your computer) and double click the .exe file.
4. Watch as mini!Sam walks/runs/crawls/does paperwork all over your desktop :D

No installation is needed, and to delete the shimeji, simply delete the folder.

When you open the shimeji and mini!Sam is wandering around, a little 'ST' icon will appear in the bottom right of your screen. Right-clicking this brings up a menu in Japanese. This menu is very useful and the translation is easy to remember. Here it is:

Menu Translation

1. Create a new Sam.
2. Have Sam come over to your mouse.
3. Delete all the Sams but one.
4. Return any windows Sam may have thrown off.
5. Exit.

- Left-clicking the icon also creates a new Sam.

- To delete just one Sam, right click on the one you want to get rid of and click the option that appears.

- If Sam's causing mischief or you want him to stay put for a bit, just click the second option on this menu. All Sams will run over to your mouse and settle. (Sam may not listen to Gene, but he'll listen to you! XD)

If anyone has any problems/questions, let me know and I'll be happy to help :)

Hope you enjoy! :D (And try not to whump him up too much!)
(And also a big thank you to chamekke, for testing him and helping get rid of some pesky stray pixels! :) )

A Gene Hunt Shimeji also available HERE.
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28th-Jul-2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
OMG! That is so fab!!!

I've got two Sams running all over my desktop. They're so cute *g*

Thank you. Although how I'm supposed to go to bed now, I don't know *g*
28th-Jul-2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
Awwwww, thankyou <3 So glad you like it!

Hahaha... They do get a little addictive to watch! Especially when they look like they're interacting with each other <3
28th-Jul-2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
Love him!!! He does such sweet little things on my desktop.

One of the best Shimeji's around ever!!!!

He looks so miserable when you click on him ,its brilliant!

Can't wait for the Gene one!

Well done for making it all work.
28th-Jul-2011 11:22 pm (UTC)
There's gonna be a Gene one?!? I didn't like to ask, but I'm hoping so *g*

One of mine's doing paperwork and he looks happy. Another one is crying. It puts me in mind of that fic of mikey's actually, with all these Sams running about *g*
28th-Jul-2011 11:28 pm (UTC)

He's so cute!

I mean, so far all he's done is climb the walls of my computer screen like he's trying to escape, but he's like a new puppy or tamagachi!

And now there are four of them. It's like a litter of adorableness. And I'm keeping them all.
28th-Jul-2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
XD a litter of Sams!

Thanks for downloading! So happy that you like it :D
29th-Jul-2011 12:14 am (UTC)
Awww I bloody love you ^^ This is so awesome XD
29th-Jul-2011 07:39 am (UTC)
Awwww <3 Thanks :D Glad you like it!
29th-Jul-2011 01:20 am (UTC)
Do these work on Macs?
29th-Jul-2011 07:37 am (UTC)
Unfortunately not :( Sorry... If you have that thing where Windows runs on your Mac then it'll work on that...

I think I DID find a tutorial once on how to make them run on a mac though - I'm not sure if it works or not. If I find it, I'll shoot it over :)
29th-Jul-2011 01:47 am (UTC)
I never knew how much I needed this in my life until this moment. Definitely going to download! You're fantastically creative. :3
29th-Jul-2011 08:00 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks! <3
29th-Jul-2011 04:46 am (UTC)
I may or may not have just spent several hours setting up VirtualBox just to test this on my Mac (well, also to use a few other programs that previously only worked on my dad's PC - but mostly this as of now.) Was it worth it? Hell yes.

The really funny thing is whenever I switch to seamless mode (basically Mac and Windows running together as one OS) and back, about 20 (I've lost count - they multiply like rabbits!) little Sam Tylers suddenly rain down my screen. WHAT HAS MY LIFE BECOME?

Other awesome moment: I opened IE for a bit and as soon as I made the window smaller, one of the Sams grabbed it. He calmly walked with it for a while, and then he suddenly chucked it out into oblivion as if to say "THIS IS WHAT I THINK OF INTERNET BLOODY EXPLORER!!!". This has happened twice now. They haven't even done this to any of the other windows I've had open.

And sometimes? They fly to things. That's just plain awesome.

Thank you for the best distraction ever. :D
29th-Jul-2011 08:00 am (UTC)
HAHAHAHA! He does like to multiply, doesn't he! He probably thinks he's more efficient that way. Have you thrown him around the screen yet? I love when he sticks to the walls XD

XD!!! He's obviously Firefox predjudiced.

I'm so glad you're enjoying it! :D It's so nice to hear what people think <3
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29th-Jul-2011 08:04 am (UTC)
Awwww... Thankyou <333 Anyone can make one of these - all it takes is replacing the images in the 'img' folder to make your own character. :)

XD!! The Gene one's going to be at least another week longer, I'm afraid. I'm going home for the weekend, so no drawing for me until Monday. But YAY, it's nice to know you're excited for it! :D

Hehehehe! Yeah, poor Sam can't escape the future!noises, even when he's stuck in Windows XD

Thanks for the lovely comment! :D
29th-Jul-2011 10:28 am (UTC)
D'aaaw! Miniature Sam's have now swarmed my desktop, it's cluttered and distracting but so what, it's brilliant. Excellent work you fab person you :D
29th-Jul-2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks :D I'm glad you like it! <3
29th-Jul-2011 02:20 pm (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥ Oh, Fern. Struggling to comprehend the extent of your brilliance, at this point. I've just finished reading the RP and now I get to watch lots of little Sams crawling all over my screen. I'm having a pretty LoM-tastic day! XD I keep throwing him up in the air, the only time he looks like he's enjoying himself is when he's falling back to the bottom again. :P Oh, and when two of them take a side of my screen each, I can watch them race to the top! It's all pretty damned awesome.

30th-Jul-2011 09:44 am (UTC)
Awwww, thanks so much <3 I'm so glad you like it :D

HAHA you can bet on which Sam'll win. And when I manage to finish the Gene one, they can race each other :D
29th-Jul-2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
These are amazing and adorable. I'm listening to Cabin Pressure and watching mini Sams. Nothing at all will get done!
30th-Jul-2011 11:15 am (UTC)
XD Nyaww! Glad you like it :) Thanks!
29th-Jul-2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
YAAAAY it's official!!!! *does happy dance*

*reads comments*

I obviously have to play more with the Sam shimeji because at no point during my 'beta-ing' did any of the Sams seize a window and throw it about. (They did clamber on top of one, though :-)

Also I've only ever seen the mitosis-Sam reproduction thingy. There's another one? Really? (is imagining some perverse Sam/Sam action now, erm, *cough* I'll be in my bunk)
30th-Jul-2011 11:22 am (UTC)
It is! :D And thanks again for giving him a test run. I wasn't able to get rid of ALL the white pixels, but I did manage to get rid of a few :)

He seems to like running off with MSN windows, and anything that's not maximised. He threw my Firefox window off the screen once, but I think he was just trying to save me from watching bad reality TV XD

Ahh, I mean the one where he pulls 2006!Sam up from the bottom of the screen - That's the other way he reproduces. But feel free to imagine perverse Sam/Sam action anyway! He could always jump his 2006!Self's bones! >:D
29th-Jul-2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
THANK YOU! He's awesome. I'm sitting here just staring at him and it seems the only time he's happy is when he does paperwork. And he reproduces after every fisticuff with the guv! OMG! You are really really fantastically talented, you know that?! Thank you. Now in every corner of the world is someone sitting at her/his pc - grinning like a loon, just because of you. How does it feel? Masterful?
29th-Jul-2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
Eeeeee! I have a Mac at home, but I'm so gonna try and smuggle this past the security at work! I've got to see what the multiplying mini!Sams look like!
29th-Jul-2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
It's worth a try! Really it should be possible since it's effectively a portable app (the executable doesn't involve writing to the registry, so you don't need administrative privileges).
30th-Jul-2011 02:28 am (UTC)
This is great. Is it wrong to want him to swing at Clippy?
2nd-Aug-2011 07:12 pm (UTC)
XD oh god. That'd just be too awesome <3
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