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Nysha's New Creators for November - posted on 1st Dec 2017 at 10:00 AM
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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 9th Aug 2017 at 5:03 PM
I've usually just played families, and watched how the various generations turned out. The longest I went was a hood that was in its 4th generation, then I had to get a new computer and started all over. I did once play a small hood where I had each family do something (farm, make pottery, etc.) to see if they could be completely self-supporting. That was hard but fun, and it took a long time for them to fully furnish their houses.

I play in rotation, currently from Monday morning to Monday morning. For the kids in Uni, the rotation is two semesters. I use a lot of mods and default replacements, and a lot of custom content. I started using ACR and am much less of a dictator with my Sims now. I try to slow down and just enjoy their day to day lives, but often end up pushing them to be more serious about skills and things.
Test Subject
#27 Old 11th Aug 2017 at 3:11 AM
Rarelly i play by rotations, the most of the time i play with a family 3 or 5 days, then i have a new idea and i play another family a few days, and generally i switch between premade hoods and custom sometimes.
i play a lot of the premades specially from Strangetown.
One time i tried that a couple only survived by fishing and farming, however they were going to die by hungry and heat. In that time i didnt want that they die so i let them to use the refrigerator to eat something more than fish.
Test Subject
#28 Old 25th Aug 2017 at 1:36 AM
I used to just play whoever I wanted, whenever I wanted, but I just now got into playing rotations. I'm wishy washy as hell with how many days I'll play a family, but I always make sure to keep my households synced up. I do have a bit of storyline to fall back on but otherwise I'm a "whatever happens, happens" player

That being said, I'm currently playing premades and 2, soon to be 3 CAS households in Strangetown.

I think tonight's gonna be an ice cream night.
Forum Resident
#29 Old 25th Aug 2017 at 5:41 PM
For years, I played whatever pre-mades interested me for however many days I wanted. I'd usually play for two to six weeks, uninstall the game and then not play at all for months at a time. Little by little, I'd add something new. I'd make a CAS family, I'd find new Sim clothing or furnishings on the Internet. But there was never any rhyme or reason is my gameplay.

Then, last December, I learned about empty templates, no Maxis townies and generations challenges. I dabbled in making my own community a bunch of houses, some apartments, CAS townies and a self-sustained farming family. I only sort of rotated. I'd play my generations family for a season, then another house for a season. Then I'd return to my founding family for yet another season. My generations (self-sustained) family aged much more quickly than their neighbors. I had great fun making them plant, tend and harvest their crops. They had a warehouse stocked full of fruits, veggies and fish. I got only four generations in when I had a computer issue and had to reinstall Windows7. That's when my gameplay changed yet again.

I'm still using empty templates, no bin characters and no townies, but I am no longer focusing on one family and I'm not in a race to have these Sims breed and die so I can count the next generation. Instead, I've added an age mod that lets these Sims live very long lives, and I'm trying to let them to make more of their own choices when it comes to love & marriage. Right now, my Sims are "living off the land" but I hope to morph the game into a self-sustained (integrated?) hood with Sim-own shops and neighborhood government. Also, instead of playing willy-nilly as in the past, I now rotate households daily and I keep my neighborhood in sync and in the same season (Sync Timer from MATY; Weather Controller from SimWardrove; Day Setter from Neder here on MTS).

So many things to learn; so few brain cells to process the info needed to learn things!
Shipwreck Island
Test Subject
#30 Old 26th Aug 2017 at 8:27 PM
I usually play the Sims I make. I have rarely actually played with premades or townies! I would like to change that, but the premades and townies are so ugly to me! And I forgot how to open the plastic surgery CAS so I can't modify them right now.
Forum Resident
#31 Old 27th Aug 2017 at 1:03 AM
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Originally Posted by tictachoe
I usually play the Sims I make. I have rarely actually played with premades or townies! I would like to change that, but the premades and townies are so ugly to me! And I forgot how to open the plastic surgery CAS so I can't modify them right now.


@tictachoe I play sims that I make, Premades, Townies, moved in NPCs, and sims born in game.

One of the easier ways to do Plastic Surgery on your Sims is to use The Sim Blender and I use that function liberally.

http://www.simbology.com/smf/index.php?topic=20.0

for info on changing the Mac Open File Limit check out my post here http://www.insimenator.org/index.ph...html#msg1628939
Curiosity killed the cat,
but satisfaction brought it back.
Forum Resident
#32 Old 27th Aug 2017 at 5:29 AM
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Originally Posted by lordtyger9
@tictachoe I play sims that I make, Premades, Townies, moved in NPCs, and sims born in game.
One of the easier ways to do Plastic Surgery on your Sims is to use The Sim Blender and I use that function liberally.
http://www.simbology.com/smf/index.php?topic=20.0


I have SimBlender, but had no idea that Plastic Surgery was possible with it. I've also never used the plastic surgery station in the game.

I got tired of the ugly Sims, so I downloaded default face templates. I went with a mix of three or four different creators in an attempt to keep my Sims from all looking the same. Now, most of them are almost too pretty for my taste. In my current game, I've used CAS to add a touch of "ugly" to a few of my Sims. (Several of Dagmar clan have pinched cheeks, squinty eyes or no chin. And while you can't really tell from the pictures, Captain Grumby--though young--has wrinkles.)

So many things to learn; so few brain cells to process the info needed to learn things!
Shipwreck Island
Test Subject
#33 Old 24th Sep 2017 at 1:26 AM
I play rotation-style, one season per household. Everybody's gotta be in the same season or I go nuts.

You can probably call me pretty particular - I pretty much micro-manage my sims, and I have a determined storyline to go with, though some things I'll leave up to spontaneity. I dislike playing Popularity or Romance aspirations, so I never assign those. Premade teens usually change from those in University when they complete Junior year, while I generally just go ahead and cheat to change adults. Only Don Lothario is allowed to keep his Romance aspiration, because it suits him.

Everything is Maxis-Match except for eyes and hair. I rarely use hair that isn't Pooklet'd, and I will not use any eyes that aren't recolors of Yumedust's Eye Love set. I've been using those so long that anything else looks wrong to me - I even went and made my own alien eye defaults out of them that are pretty cute.

I have two main 'hoods at the moment: Simsissippi, which is a custom hood with all premade hoods attached as shopping districts, and Summer Isle, for my custom sims.
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 2nd Oct 2017 at 2:41 PM
I happened to play rotation at the very begining, like when i got the game without any SPs. My favourite town was (and still is) Pleasantview, where i was stick with Marysue, Lilith etc. Although after maxis's force movement of making Mary face the fact that her husband has an affair and their breaking up i decided to stay away from them (as if their situation can get any worse).
Now i rather create families play a few hours with them and leave them alone and forget about them. It's not that i do not like them or that i got bored, just that I do not want them to die since ones i have made at the very begining are ones i have played the most with, and was trying to keep them alive (even was leaving the game after they have set themselves on fire). As i have started to create and upload sims i have made i do not focus on playing that much. I play an hour or so to take screenshots and then just pack them from game to submit them.

I hold with those who favor fire.
Lab Assistant
#35 Old 31st Oct 2017 at 4:38 AM
Please let me know if this is the wrong place for this, but I'm interested in who plays with a lot of subhoods and why. Or who doesn't, and why. What are the benefits or disadvantages to subhoods vs. a large main hood with all those things in it?

I'm looking to start over with my game that I'd just started with the Isle of Demeter terrain. I like that it has many different areas, and I set up different zones such as Mediterranean, South American, Tropical, Mountain, etc. For each zone, I had a shopping center and some forms of entertainment for the inhabitants. I'm not greatly bothered by anachronisms like a zone with an old-style village market while another zone is much more modern. However, I'm wondering if it would be better to have actual subhoods for some of these. I'd appreciate anyone's ideas and input on this.
Field Researcher
#36 Old 31st Oct 2017 at 5:16 AM
I have a main hood (Old Town), a Campus, Downtown and 2 subhoods, for me the Main Hood is the Center of the city, but for the purpose of my story, only the rich Sims live there and others that received benefits, that means that all the community lots are exclusive and with higher prices. In the first subhood "Bluewater village" we have the "entrepreneurs and young professionals" is the shopping district, almost all the stores are here, but a lot of houses also, mainly of the owners of the businesses. The second subhood is Riverside and I choose to give it a natural look, a lot of parks, museums, and pools. The Sims that live here are big families or young couples, also some rich Sims that want to escape from the envy of the center of the Town. If some Sims wants to travel to another subhood, they need a car, because my idea is that each subhood is distant around 40 minutes to 2 hours, so the taxi is very expensive, that way I can keep the most of the Sims in their subhood and I can form stories like Dina Caliente who lives in Riverside want to go to Bluewater village for the day to shopping and meet some new people, also the teens can have their big adventure when they travel to another subhood or to Nocturna (Downtown)

In the DownTown we have only night buildings and people that live in little houses or apartments. I like to play with subhoods, because it gives me the chance of make like stories within the same hood, like families that fight and decide to separate and one of them travel to another place to live, etc. Each hood have the basic stores and one H&M and they are decorated to represent the hood.
Alchemist
#37 Old 31st Oct 2017 at 5:43 PM
I play with three custom down towns a custom shopping district, all three vacation hoods and all three uni hoods that came with the game. Even when I was on my slow computer, I had multiple down towns because I like to have a variety. Some areas give off a different feel than others, this also allows sims a variety of places to live (subruban vs urban vs small settlement).

All areas encompass a sort of larger community and you can give each area it's own flavor, which you mentioned you have done. Mine aren't so drastic, as they are all considered in the same region but even having multiple areas could give your hood an even wider world feel.

For example, in my hood, Memosa Bay is the only one that has an art museum, Scandalica City is the only place with a dedicated nightlife/night club area, Pandora is the only place with a casino and oasis. Even if they do have the same types of businesses, there's differences in them. For example, Isla Del Kashmire has a small indoor/outdoor fitness building called 'Gymboree', Memosa Bay has a two-wing gym with an upper floor electro-dance sphere called 'Quick Gym', and Scandalica city has a ginormous complex called 'Recreation Center' which has an Olympic sized pool and then a second floor with indoor soccer nets and basketball hoops. Pandora has a tiny spa with a room with work out equipment.

Then you can have 'chains' of businesses where you build it and then plop copies down in each hood. In mine there is a Mocha Chip Coffee Shop which is every uni hood plus the main one and then a 'top of the world' restaurant that is every city (minus Pandora) that covets the highest spot for the best views.

The disadvantages, of course, are the varying load times - if I want a sim from Isla Del Kashmire to visit a bar in Memosa bay, that's twice the loading time than if I just had them visit a local bar in the same hood. The other disadvantage I can see is that playing with multi-subhoods will not give you a tight sense of community with your sims. If they are all in one place, then theoretically they all know of each other more. I don't wish to play like that so it's not a disadvantage for me.


I think multi-hoods are great for world-building and you can really expand your sims outward that way so maybe one family is the most known one city while another one is in another and creates sim politics or something.

Uh oh! My social bar is low - that's why I posted today.

Instructor
#38 Old 2nd Nov 2017 at 2:49 PM
That is a rather interesting idea, after I complete the aesthetic of my main hood, perhaps I will experiment with this idea. Thanks!

What's going on in your game group here: http://www.modthesims.info/forumdis...546&groupid=906
Check it out ;)
Forum Resident
#39 Old 7th Nov 2017 at 1:39 PM
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Originally Posted by lordtyger9
@tictachoe I play sims that I make, Premades, Townies, moved in NPCs, and sims born in game.

One of the easier ways to do Plastic Surgery on your Sims is to use The Sim Blender and I use that function liberally.

http://www.simbology.com/smf/index.php?topic=20.0


I used to only have Strangetown, Downtown and Bluewater Village, but lately I added Veronaville, Pleasantville, and Riverblossom Hills as subhoods to my game and so I have more Premades that I am now playing and while I have not added any new lots to the new subhoods at this point I will eventually.

My playing style has not changed at this point. I still play with lots of Aliens and I am playing Generations and Legacy style in a rather loose way. I do have several tightly organized clans that I have formed around my different Alien Families. I have several Human Clans as well, and I have them mixing with my Alien Clans as well.

Lots of Clans in my Game.

Currently The Aliens are only in Strangetown, Bluewater Village and Downtown at this point, but they are planning on spreading to the other subhoods in time. :D

for info on changing the Mac Open File Limit check out my post here http://www.insimenator.org/index.ph...html#msg1628939
Curiosity killed the cat,
but satisfaction brought it back.
Test Subject
#40 Old 17th Nov 2017 at 11:32 PM
I play with one main family like all the time, but when i play another family, its because i want to age them or its family of dated sim by any sim from my main family.
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I also play test household where I test some cheats and kill stupid sims like chef who frking burned like 120% of all meals they prepared when i was in college im so mad at her lul

Boooo 🎃
Field Researcher
#41 Old 18th Nov 2017 at 7:23 PM
i play in rotations and always complete ltws etc i'm currently playing in a beginning megahood

I may be life dumb but i'm sim smart.
I am apparently the leader of a Susan wainwright thread;new members are appreciated
i want to start creating but not sure what to create...
 
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