Well, at first I had some problems with my sims fainting of heatstroke, especially with children (lot's of socials services paying visits to me ^^" ) and pregnant females (too many miscarriages >.>), but I discovered that if I put children's beds inside their temperature will be normal and I won't have to worry about someone coming and taking them away from their families.
So, my advice is to be careful and put their beds inside (maybe build a room for them) and not to put them work outside too much (I had the bad habit to put them work in the garden when their parents were too tired ).
This challenge is hard, but that's what makes it so interesting ^^
Maybe you could share some photos with us ^^
This only happens in some of my households (they are now living off of gelatin). I still fish and grow crops so I don't really consider it to be cheating!
About your "fishy" problem ... do you have a stove on your lot? (not a grill, a normal stove) Because I had a similar problem before, when I downloaded some medieval stuff and I didn't know that the "stove" that I placed on the lot worked as a grill >.>
EDIT: I was checking the "What did you discover today while playing the sims?" thread and someone else had fish disappear in a fridge. Here's someone's reply to theirs that explains the issue:
Originally Posted by Bellasaurus
In my experience fish doesn't actually increase the fridge food (whether it's a custom fridge or not). Only harvested veg does that. If you want to eat the fish you actually have to cook the fish dishes.
Hope that helps! (and keeps the rest of us from having sims live off gelatin!) ~VP
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I am back, The weather finally straightened out here. I want to say Hi to you new players and wish you luck.
I am currently playing my Neanderthal Gen 2 adults on day 5 in their new hoods. The Sea clan are producing babies left and right. I have Banyan a boy, Banana a girl, Seastar a boy, Shell a girl, Orange a boy, Tikimuku a girl, and Summer a girl. All the 7 women are expecting again after a full day of rest. They had to find the energy to throw a party.
The Sand Clan are also producing their first babies. They are Digger a boy, Jewel a girl, Rocky a boy, Scarab a boy, Nomad a boy, and Treasure a girl, I have goofed and forgot to play Storme and Lainka for 2 rounds. They had twins for my punishment. Cyclone a boy and Tempest a girl.
So far all the sea clan have their tree houses built and having fun throwing parties. It won't be the greatest in the world with all the restricted activities and objects they are allowed to do, but it serves its purpose. Meet and keep friendships.
The sand clan are busy gardening, digging dugout houses and furnishing them. It takes a lot more money and finding buried treasures to complete this task. Soon they will have their dugout hut finished and can get a life other than digging. It reminds me of that Disney movie Holes.... but I am straying from the subject.
Well, The trick for preventing heat stroke is to drink lots of water and have them outside at night doing strenuous activities , and keep them inside an enclosed building to sleep and eat. You can have an archway for a door, but not just an awning overhead will do. I considered my building as a cave. The other trick is to create a swimming hole for them to cool off in when they get hot. Not a hottub or spring. That makes them even hotter. You can recolour the floor and walls with dirt colors to imitate a pond. I hope this helps.
I also had some fun creating a community lot for my 2 hoods. I tried my hand at building a water slide. I looked up the how-to in the sims2 exchange and built a Volcano for the sea tribe and a pyramid for the sand clan. They have not been there to visit yet, but I cant wait for the first babies to grow up to go there.
Well, I will get back to playing my sand clan now and have some fun. The next babies need to get started with each couple. Oh joy more babies. Bring it on.
Hugs, Debs Debestfriend4u.weebly.com my story webpage
No it's a normal fridge aswell! I have tried cooking them straight from the inventory but it still wont let me!! Arrgh it's so frustrating!
Wow your families sound so much more interesting than mine! And I loved that movie (Holes).
Still learning how to create CC, but once I can actually create decent-looking textures I'll be right back into the challenge with new, shiny VT Original Stuff (maybe I need to use a word that isn't 'stuff' - VTOS already stands for VT Original Setting and, for some odd reason, the word 'stuff' makes my dog bark... as long as I say it while standing in the living room doorway closest to the front door, and only in the evening... strange, strange dog. But I digress.)
It might take a while for me to get the hang of it, especially since that Big Event on another site rules my life at the moment but it will be awesome, even though I have no idea what I'm going to be creating. I think I might keep my post-apocalyptic mutant theme... just not on Earth.
Well, off to switch back and forth between Texturing 101, baking and weird online sports. (Maybe I could make my Sims some team T-shirts! )
About the fishy situation. I find that I don't use a stove at all in the caves. I use a bbq instead. I click on the bbq and click Bass and squash meal. I looked up Snootysims website online. It says cooking the Bass is level 0, Blackened catfish is level 2, Stuffed Rainbow trout is level 4, Stuffed Golden Trout is level 6 on the cooking skills chart. Since my cavesims do not learn how to cook all that fast, I just keep the bass and sell the rest. You can keep the fish in the fridge or in the back pack, the sim who cooks the meal has to have the fish in their possession.
I hope this helps out.
Hey there VT, I can't wait to see your new Stuff, er creations. I heard the bark. lol
My cat comes running and jumps in my lap when I have to shout so my hubby can hear me.
Let me know what you think.
Nice weebly you have there DitzyEkko, and welcome to the tot. What do you want us to call you?
Silent Footprints, are you doing better with the fishy situation?
I am on day 6 of my Gen 2 with toddlers all over the place and expecting mothers again. Whew, if the babies kept the couple busy, you should see how the demanding toddlers do it. I decided to try a little bit of diffrence with my clans. I am not going to have any ponds for fishing for my desert clan. They will survive only on their produce gardens and trees. They will eat up all their fish they have in their back packs, then have to live off the land. I will keep their meals to salad and cereals from the fridge they will become vegetarians of sorts. My Sea Clan will be the opposite. They will not garden at all, just harvest their orange and lemon tree and fish on their small private pond for food. They will be allowed salads from the fridge to eat and the bbq for the fish. Star and I want the 2 clans to start to separate and be diffrent for the next phase in the challenge.
Well, I'm off to play some more.
I read a fun book the other day that reminded me of an alternative way to play this game. The book was called Enclave by Ann Aguirre. Really reminded me of VT's style. I think Ms Aguirre was channeling VT.
Hoping to find some time to play....
Debs, you seem to be getting on great with your ToTM too. I have to admit fishing ponds don't make much sense in the desert - maybe one oasis on a community lot, but one on every home lot... unless it's some sort of alien spawning oasis that branches off onto all the lots... I've just this minute got out of bed, can you tell? I like the idea of creating differences between the two clans, Variety being one of my keywords. I have always wanted to create a massive huge hood and build each subhood as a different country or area or something, but I just plain don't have the attention span...
Hi Star! Hope you find some time to play soon. I've never read the book you mentioned, but I think I might just look into it. Once I have some spare cash, that is. *used to always have plenty of money to spare... then I discovered earrings* I've never heard anyone describe a published author as 'channeling VT' before. I have to admit I'm flattered by that statement - my ambition is to have something published myself. You know, once I step away from my Sims long enough to actually get around to writing it.
Keep on Simming everyone!
I noticed that you all seem to consider your 1st generation born in game your 1st generation instead of the. starter sims being the 1st gen. That depressed me, cuz that means I'm just starting to have 2nd gen births where as I was calling them 3rd gen.
If you've seen my weebly (WWW.elvis2010.weebly.com), then you'd know I've lost another family. I now have only 3 surviving surnames from the original 5 couples. But I made CAS sims to replace those families. And I'd only have 2 but I cheated to save some children who are now reproducing teens.
Also interesting but true - my 1st births were twins Unga & Ungers Ugg and now in the 2nd gen my 1st births are Ugg twins Brayv & Bouph (sons of Adduh Ugg and her sister Unga's mate Bodba Bo)
Uploaded picture of the Uggs just before my parents age and Daimer moved out with Adduh and Oo-Oo
Adduh Ugg has given birth to Bodba Bo's babies, but she isn't married to him. She will live in a cave with her brothers (Daimer & Oo-Oo) and have babies with anyone (Erman Erm, Erodu Oworo, or Bodba Bo) Unattached women do not retain the rights to their children so the children will then be split up onto different lots dependent on their skin color. Skin 4s will live with Bodba and his mate Unga, Skin 1s will live with Erman and his mate Fuma, mixed skins will live with Erodu Oworo and his sister Yleri. Same goes for Yleri who also will not marry. She will only retain children that have her coloring and only because she lives with her brother.
Actually maybe Adduh can keep her sons because she lives with her brothers. I don't know yet. What do you guys think? I won't move them around until they are child age, so there is time to think about it. But moving them out of their mother's cave does leave more room for pregnancies on that lot, but could overcrowd their father's lot since he will have a mate and children there also.
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Ditzy - I love your Sims's name's! Oo-oo is most definitely my favourite.
Anna, good to hear from you again. By the way, WHERE are those holiday snaps of yours? I've been checking your blog for ages but haven't found any! I hope you get back to good old TS2 soon. *VT needs updates from her ToT friends!*
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