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#1 Old 27th Sep 2017 at 9:01 PM
Default More Lacuna Delta
So the last thread got Photobukkited , although for some reason I can see the images there today. I thought I'd start a new one, with images on MYP so that you can all see them.





So, spring has sprung in Lacuna D, and that usually means cold rain! Luckily, the Nouveau-Riche family have a heated pool.



The person swimming in the pool is Tarquin, who grew up at last!







Thanks for reading!
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Instructor
#2 Old 27th Sep 2017 at 9:18 PM
Thanks for the update! That was a most fashionable clown. In regards to the food contests, do judges have a preference towards certain foods, or is it merely based on skill?

What's going on in your game group here: http://www.modthesims.info/forumdis...546&groupid=906
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Lab Assistant
#3 Old 27th Sep 2017 at 10:18 PM
Tarquin's elder brother looks like an interesting guy!

I'm curious about Babbage. What could be causing his odd behavior?

Wow, Emmett must have really been upset to react physically like that.

Looks like Gump and Belle are getting off to a good start, and being smart with their money.

I'm happy for Alaric that he finally sold that potholder. Maybe he will be able to balance his love of domesticity with his desire to make his father proud.

Hey, you can never go wrong using a recipe from Grandma. Congratulations to Sal on that blue ribbon.

I enjoy your stories and sense of humor.
Theorist
#4 Old 27th Sep 2017 at 10:30 PM
Lovin' that sun room!
And pink Mohawk!

Glad to see you're back!

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

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#5 Old 28th Sep 2017 at 1:07 AM
Awesome Pictures and I liked everything so far.

Loved the Sun Room.

for info on changing the Mac Open File Limit check out my post here http://www.insimenator.org/index.ph...html#msg1628939
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#6 Old 28th Sep 2017 at 1:24 AM
Oh I love your neighborhood! I get so jealous of good graphics cards and even better neighborhood planning!

You can't lie to me. I play Town Of Salem.
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#7 Old 4th Oct 2017 at 4:28 PM
Thanks all for reading!

@Emperor Crat I think it's based on skill, although I don't think a burned high skill food will win. Anyone know for sure?

@Cher64 I think Babbage has been on the juice! Do you remember Sims 1? If you had a nectar bar, the butler would drink it when you weren't looking...

@Charmful Thanks! I like that sun room too, wish I had one!

@lordtyger9 Thanks for reading and commenting!

@AliaD85 I don't know about planning as such, this neighbourhood has kind of evolved...

More updates coming up- this is the weekend in my rotation and it's still early on, with sims trying to form relationships and friends. So I'm warning you, love is in the air!


Our protagonist of the day, Blue Funk, had a date last nigh with Michael Caine and she got some roses:


I'll let you into a secret, Blue is a sim of me! I usually wouldn't play real life characters, but I made this one for when I was on the MTS staff and we made a celebratory card for Delphy with all of our self sims on it. So it was in my sim bin and it got put into the original Lacuna Delta for a joke, and made to swim in icy pools and date ugly townies and so on. Therefore, if it was in the original Lacuna D, it's in the remake. Muhahahaha!

Anyway, Michael Caine obviously loved my self sim so much, that he left a small gift. And so the fun begins...


No, Arnold- No...





Okay, CUT! This is definitely not at all realistic. I've been married for over 25 years so none of that ever happens! (At least, not when I'm in the room )

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#8 Old 5th Oct 2017 at 6:09 AM
I like Blue Funk I think, she is a nice looking Sim.

Glad that she had a great Date. I really like it when my sims have a great date.

Nice pictures.

for info on changing the Mac Open File Limit check out my post here http://www.insimenator.org/index.ph...html#msg1628939
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Lab Assistant
#9 Old 5th Oct 2017 at 7:41 PM
I love Blue and her date! What a fun update to your story.

The first time one of my Sims got something besides flowers for a great date, I was a little surprised. I mean, seriously, no one ever brought me a piano in the middle of the night just because we had a particularly good time.

I do remember the nectar bar in Sims 1! Maybe that is Babbage's problem.
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#10 Old 5th Oct 2017 at 9:21 PM
@lordtyger9 Aww, thanks! She has less wrinkles than me, but the hair is about right.



@Cher64 Thanks for reading! No-one brought me pianos either, but I did once get a Ford Cortina!

I was playing Alvin Chip, a sim my daughter made about a million years ago. He is getting quite serious with a girl he met, so he thinks it prudent to kick out his current flatmate, Whitney Houston, in case of potential jealousy.



I will always love you!

The replacement roomie is Hank E. Pankey, and of course he's had a makeover at Femme Fatale's salon!



"So, Hank- read any good Enid Blyton books lately?"







Thanks for reading!
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#11 Old 5th Oct 2017 at 10:24 PM
I love a good date. Did you make all of the places you went on your date? They looked like they were pretty good.

for info on changing the Mac Open File Limit check out my post here http://www.insimenator.org/index.ph...html#msg1628939
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#12 Old 5th Oct 2017 at 11:43 PM
Curses, Femme Fatale, another victim (or winner, if you are half glass is full type of person)!

You have juicy pics Simsample, keep them a coming! I'm also thankful that in sim world, electrical equipment doesn't freak out if left in the rain - thus preventing future oogie nights.

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

#13 Old 6th Oct 2017 at 12:22 AM
I might be seeing this wrong angle wise but it looks like your sky ate most of a building (Arrival pic to Bartoli's the big tall building in the background) is that a common feature of sky boxes?
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#14 Old 6th Oct 2017 at 9:17 AM
@lordtyger9 Thanks! Yes, I made them all. The original version of Lacuna Delta had a downtown and a business hood, and I put my favourites from those into the main neighbourhood for Lacuna D 2017, as it has no subhoods. They aren't very complex builds- I tend to avoid things like stealth stairs or CFE or excessive clutter as I like to play them and take pictures. Anything which causes route failure or which distorts the ceilings or causes strange shadows is out!

@Charmful Now that would have been an amusing end, if Arnie had been electrocuted!

@SingleClawDesigns Haha, I see what you mean. No, that's actually how the building is- it's a pyramid shape and you're seeing a side that's flat on to the camera. Here's what it looks like from inside the lot- it's a nightclub called 'Club 42':


Here's what it looks like from Gaylords'- you can see Bartoli's to the right.


That long flat side looks odd, doesn't it? Also the lot impostors don't have the correct shadows, as they were imported from the old build of this neighbourhood. I need to fix that, but I also have a lot of decorating to do on that side of the hood anyway, as you can see from this image:




Anyway, here are a load of random pictures from the neighbourhood- to counteract all that lurvveee stuff that's been going on!







Thanks for reading!
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 6th Oct 2017 at 4:18 PM
I love all the hood shots. There is so much custom content that really makes the game beautiful, I can't imagine how I managed before I discovered it.

Really, if you can't brag about the size of your warhead, what CAN you brag about?
Theorist
#16 Old 7th Oct 2017 at 3:32 AM
You got some slick eye for composition, SimSample. I loved that pic of the hearts with the nuclear reactor in the background (not sure what else to call it since I associate it most with the opening credits of the Simpsons?) and also this new crack o' lighting shot in your recent post. Let me guess, more of Femme Fatale's handiwrok on striped polo, red-dreads, old viking dude (whom I've seen in your original hood thread), and naughty real-sized elf (oh nvm, that's Hank! But that could be his alias since he's coming from the bar)

If Femme is behind the rock chic symphony trench coat sim, she's doing something right because I am swooning.

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

#17 Old 8th Oct 2017 at 4:54 PM
That is a feat of architectural ingenuity right there.
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#18 Old 9th Oct 2017 at 9:40 PM
Thanks all for the comments!

@Cher64 Yes, there have been some really nice CC for hood view made in the last year or so. It really feels like Sims 2 has had a bit of a revival!

@Charmful Aww, thanks! Yes, they are all makeovers by Femme. Hank E Pankey, too! Which sim do you mean by 'rock chic symphony trench coat sim'?

@SingleClawDesigns Haha, thanks- but they are all quite straightforward builds really- and that club in particular isn't too good to play, on account of the strange angles and excessive height. It's fun to watch sims getting stuck in the corners, though!

So, it's still the weekend in Lacuna Delta, although spring is in the air!


Sherman Boggle has a date with the lovely Jilly Jelly, and of course they go to Dino's Bar & Grill.







Thanks for reading!
Theorist
#19 Old 9th Oct 2017 at 10:10 PM Last edited by Charmful : 10th Oct 2017 at 5:15 AM. Reason: spelling is hard
@simsample

The 'rock chic symphony jacket' sim is the sixth pic down in your 'show yet more' spoiler tag from your last post...if it helps, they have reddish-borwn dreads in a small pony tail? I dig their style and face paint but not sure if Femme is behind that.

That is a scrumptious burger shack and can't get any more intimate that a spaghetti-speedo proposal!

Again, it's a good thing electronics are fine in the elements otherwise that poor date gift would be toasted in a lightning storm.

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

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#20 Old 10th Oct 2017 at 5:12 AM
@simsample

I enjoyed eveything, but there are parts that stand out in my mind. There was the scene in the Maze where Melba was lost and there was the Mutant Plant lurking not far away... I was worried that she might get eaten.

I liked the whole of Zeke's outing with Melba, I think it was very good.

My favourite food in the Sims is the Catfish. I have never taken pictures of my Sims eating anything though, so I can't show you.

I have never managed to get my Sims to woohoo in a clothing booth, not sure that they can in BV and earlier. Does anyone know? I also have trouble with the Photo Booths and I have decided not to bother with them.

I love the layout of your town and I love how the buildings look and I love how the businesses look, all quite good I think.

Me I tend toward the basic when it comes to design and the layout of my buildings. I am really happy with my Club that I created though. Others that I am happy with, my Strip Clubs, my Casino and my Swingers Club, Massage Place, and my Chess Club. I like to create as many different kinds of Businesses as I can think of, but the design of the buildings are pretty ordinary and basic though.

The Server with the Ears, is she an Elf? I have finally added the various Neighborhoods that I could as sub-Neighborhoods to Strangetown which is my Main and so I noticed that the Summerdream family all has the Ears. At the moment there are no other Sims with the Ears in my game.

I wonder how an Alien will look with the Ears? heh I will see if one of my Aliens has babies with one of the Summerdream family and then I will see eventually. I am not in a hurry though.

Great Update and Great Pictures as usual. Great job.

for info on changing the Mac Open File Limit check out my post here http://www.insimenator.org/index.ph...html#msg1628939
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#21 Old 10th Oct 2017 at 10:33 AM
@Charmful Ahh, you mean Ulysses Nouveau-Riche, son of the hapless Alaric! He secretly wants to be a vampire I think (one of his turn ons) and the outfit is one of the Maxoid Monkey ones (teen vamp). I actually created him like that- he was made in CAS along with his family, and though I did age him up in the old version of this world, I plan to keep him teen for a while here. Not sure whether I'll bother with Uni or not, as of course I'll have to build one first if I do that! Thanks for the lovely comments!

@lordtyger9 Thank you! I try to build lots that I'll enjoy playing, and lots that aren't fun usually get replaced. I'm pretty sure that clothing booth woohoo is a basegame thing, as the basegame booths have cameras on the top that angle down to look in the booth when it happens! You just have to direct a sim to try something on, and then whilst he's in the booth have him click on another sim to 'woohoo'.

I need to create a casino! I think Zeke needs one, as they don't have betting shops in Sims 2 (and I think gambling would be something he'd do).

Yes, Cubah Sugar is an elf- I have a mod that enables townies to be created from the elf and alien archetypes- by Terrakosmos here. There is also a mod on that page in the first post to fix two broken archetypes including the alien one, by Argon so get that one too. I can't remember whether I showed you the mods from Theo which enable townies to be generated with alien skin/ eyes? Get them here, if you'd like them. I also like this mod by Mirablu that allows townies to generate with beards and spectacles. So this way, I get more- ahem- individuality!

If you want Elf ears without the facial archetypes, Louis (Simcribbling, Ren) did some here on MTS and there were some with a different shape from here old site which I uploaded here and here. They looked like this.

Thanks so much for the lovely comments!
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#22 Old 10th Oct 2017 at 7:15 PM
@simsample I got the Items that I use for my Casino: Slot Machines and Texas Hold'em Tables from The High Rollers Project, I don't use the Craps Table myself as I don't care for the way it works, which is not very well to me, but you might find that is ok.

The clothing booth woohoo thing is very likely basegame, but I just find it very difficult to do the steps and the same thing more or less for the Photobooth. I just figure the sauna, the tent, the car and the hammock are good enough for me.

I am going to check out the Terrakosmos thing and also the Argon one. I got the one from Theo, but I uninstalled it as Aliens born in game all ended up with Normal eyes instead of Alien eyes, instead of only some Aliens having the Normal eyes, and those with incorrect eyes showed the Alien eyes after I had removed the mod. I didn't test to see if it was a Mod conflict, I just removed it.

I downloaded the mods by Mirablu that allows townies to generate with beards and spectacles, but I didn't install them. I am wondering which would be the correct path so that I don't get the star on the Maxis beards and glasses, part of the path I can figure out. This is on my Mac and it is Contents/Home/Expansion Packs/Bon Voyage/TSData/Res/Catalog. Then I am not sure if I should I put them into /Catalog or Catalog/Bins or Catalog/Skins? Does this make sense?

for info on changing the Mac Open File Limit check out my post here http://www.insimenator.org/index.ph...html#msg1628939
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#23 Old 10th Oct 2017 at 10:05 PM
@lordtyger9 Ooh, I forgot all about the high Rollers! They did such a lot of great stuff, just like the Mod Squad. Thanks, I'll download some of those casino games and use them for sure.

For the alien eyes, not sure why that would happen, as I've been having alien skinned, alien eyed babies and townies in game. I have Theos' mods loading last though, as they conflict with some other mods I have (like creaturefixes), and so loading them last means that they overwrite them. This is the readme:


For the Mirablu mod, as long as they are in the Catalog folder it will work. Catalog/Skins or Catalog/Bins would be best as that's usually where other overrides of this ilk are put, so it keeps things consistent.

So this is Atticus Benefact's weekend- he's having a break from the charity shop. He starts off by doing the crossword.


The paper was delivered by Audrey of course- obligatory Audrey picture follows...


For some reason, Landlord Greg House was in a grouchy mood, and picked a quarrel with poor Charlie Chan. Maybe he was late with the rent?


Greg House ordered pizza (maybe Charlie paid him after all?) and so we had some fun and games as the delivery sim tried to navigate the staircases and walkways.

There's always someone smustling! (I design my apartments that way- some people may be driven to distraction by constant smustles and foot stomps, but for some reason I find it funny. So every apartment has a public stereo and at least one narrow corridor! ) This apartment is one of my favourites to play because the staircases are fiendishly difficult to navigate, and there's no alternative route. Stamp your foot, maid!





Thanks for reading (or at least looking at the pictures)!
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#24 Old 11th Oct 2017 at 9:19 AM
Great pictures as usual and I enjoyed reading it as well. Very nice.

for info on changing the Mac Open File Limit check out my post here http://www.insimenator.org/index.ph...html#msg1628939
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#25 Old 12th Oct 2017 at 9:16 PM
Another fun update!

Sherman had a great day. I actually find it nice when a Sim can have a perfect day like that.

Gunther and Nigel seem happy. I hope they don't have a stalker. Maybe spaghetti is the only thing chefs in Lacuna Delta make well.

Eddie seems to be a rather thoughtless lodger; good thing Zeke is easygoing about it. Maybe that little temper tantrum at the restaurant is what cost Zeke an expensive date gift. Melba seems pretty tolerant, but not tolerant enough to reward that kind of behavior. Also, it's not like he went out of his way to make sure she didn't stumble upon the cowplant in the maze.

I remember the pizza parties; they were a fun way to get Sims acquainted with each other. I think I have the mod installed that eliminates them, though.

Is Trevor perplexed, or might he have lice?

Poor Atticus needs a day off from his days off!
 
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