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#51 Old 19th Jun 2017 at 11:04 AM
Whooha, I have just noticed I missed this question - sorry for not replying earlier!
Quote:
Originally Posted by lordtyger9
How do you do your Summary Pics?

I get the background images of all the families from a package inside the hood' folder named Thumbnails. I extract them all at once with SimPE.
I do the same for the Sims portraits - each picture is located in the Sims file, I use SimPE's Sim browser to find the right one. I resize them to 25% and store them for further use.
Icons I got them from some package or another, I don't remember which one because I extracted them long ago.
And then I put them all together with Gimp.

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#52 Old 19th Jun 2017 at 12:56 PM
Waaait
Which map are you playing xD

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#53 Old 19th Jun 2017 at 2:11 PM
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Originally Posted by OnayaW
Waaait
Which map are you playing xD

One called "Sedona". Yes, I'm that unoriginal when it comes to naming my hoods xD

I'm not sure if it's a Maxis one or I have downloded it. Roads look like this but it's not in my downloads list here at MTs...

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#54 Old 19th Jun 2017 at 2:56 PM
that's the maxis terrain titled Sedona LOL

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#55 Old 19th Jun 2017 at 9:46 PM
Default Rotation #07c
And I have just finished another rotation so it's time to write another chapter of this story

Vilma Zadra-Atkins dated the paperboy, Alon Raymond. It was a nice date but Vilma should know this relation was no future.

Why? Because Alon was about to go to college.
Yes, college!
He has been the paperboy since the hood was created, so I guess it's time due to get a new one. Hence Alon gets to spend all his savings to get a higher education.

There are two more new students at the campus, Laern Durant-Dukrarn and Vivian Zadra-Atkins. They are friends so it seemed a good idea to get a house for them. (I have not played them yet and they definetely need a make-over, I'll take some pics when I do.)

And there they are likely to meet Christian Walker, who has saved up enough to move out the dorm and rent a house with a double bed. Because he thinks he can give a double bed a good use...



His relation with Klaav is getting definetely serious and she takes it as a reason to go ahead and propose.

Btw she has already moved out her parents apartment and her plans include Christian moving in with her as soon as he's done with his studies.


And there is another new teen couple: Prid and Kliive had a wonderful date and fell in love. As expected.




And now about love and deception!
Arvian Zadra-Atkins seduced Dagmar Gilmore, one of the landladies. Always risky because Eleanor might catch him at any time in the building.


But what actually happened was that he was flirting with Eleanor, and Ray Mayhew (her fiancé) caught them!!



This is probably the worst moment for a break up!
In fact Eleanor was quite ready to get married - mostly because she was absolutely broke and it was time to pay the rent, so it's either marriage or getting a job. What's she supposed to do now?
Well, she decided to seduce J'Sapp Daeli (not a great idea because he's married) and failed miserably.


There was also quite a bit of slapping between Martha Smithers and Derrick Lowe.
Former lovers and still next-door neighbours in an apartment building, something happened which certainly killed whatever good feelings they had towards the other.

Martha is decided to not let it ruin her mood and have fun with her friends!


Not all unhappines though. Most families carry on pretty well.
The Palmers left their tiny house and decided to spend the money into renting a larger luxurious apartment. Renting will allow them to live way more comfortably. (Lucy is now a child, with a colourful dress which makes a funny contrast with her mom's black outfit. Unfortunately I have no close-up pics.)

The Maces also moved into a new larger house because their tiny apartment would be too uncomfortable for a family of five - btw Herbie is now a child and looks quite handsome.

Another Sim I forgot to take pics of is Jess Walker, child of Roger and J'Kepp. It's a pity because she has inherited her grandma Carol angry eyebrows, haircolor and eyes. (I love genetics!)
The Freemans kids are also growing up, and were lucky enough to receive a visit from the matchmaker - who left them a mysterious oil lamp. They got a little extra money from the genie, although that also meant a visit from a burglar

And I think those were the most important events.
For some reason I'm missing pics I was quite sure to have taken, I must be getting senile XD

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#56 Old 19th Jun 2017 at 10:53 PM
Nice to see an update on your Neighborhood Amura


Oh you count the rotations, I don't and I am not sure how many I have done at this point. I guessing that it is around 5 or 6.

Your girl Vilma that had the date with the paperboy, is she heading to College any time soon?

Of the pictures that you took, they are good pictures. I know how it is when it comes to missing pictures. Although I have been trying to do better lately.

Eleanor should just get a job and then later try to see about getting married.

I am eagerly looking forward to your next update on your Neighborhood after the next rotation is done.

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#57 Old 20th Jun 2017 at 12:07 AM
I'm only on my second rotation omfg
I though forget to count days
Better begin that
I think I meant to not do the the first few rounds to have everyone in different ages though

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#58 Old 20th Jun 2017 at 9:47 PM
My actual rotations are rather short - only one SimDay per session, because I usually can't play longer than that - so I take in consideration "rounds" which happen to be SimWeeks. Now I've started playing #07d, that is, the fourth SimDay of the seventh SimWeek.

Vilma is likely to go to college soon, yes, now that it is avaliable. Her sister Vivian is a fresh(wo)man and I recall there was not much different in age.
I'm not sure whether Alon will remember her though. He seems to have lost all his memories of previous lovers (and even rolled a first-kiss want).

And Eleanor is a Romance Sim... with no interest so far in working nor creating a family. So at this point she would only choose one of those things in order to avoid the other xD
If she gets a job she won't need a husband to pay her bills, if she gets married she expects him to bring money home. And in any case she will try to keep her romancing on.
(Unless of course she rolls an stray want for either thing.)

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#59 Old 20th Jun 2017 at 10:40 PM
How long have you been playing the hood?
//stupid question, too lazy to math

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#60 Old 21st Jun 2017 at 1:49 PM
If you meant Sims time:
6 full weeks + 4 days, that's 46 SimDays.

If you meant RL time:
Since February.
First rotations were quite fast, because the population was very small and they all lived in the same house. As they left the barracks and started marrying and having children it got a bit slower. But even so I manage to play at least one household most days.
I would like to finish some buildings, but the me-builder is not strong enough to beat the me-player lately XD

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#61 Old 21st Jun 2017 at 2:14 PM
Meanwhile I'm a builder and not player so I really have no patience to wait for things to happen xD

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#62 Old 21st Jun 2017 at 5:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amura
If you meant Sims time:
6 full weeks + 4 days, that's 46 SimDays.

If you meant RL time:
Since February.
First rotations were quite fast, because the population was very small and they all lived in the same house. As they left the barracks and started marrying and having children it got a bit slower. But even so I manage to play at least one household most days.
I would like to finish some buildings, but the me-builder is not strong enough to beat the me-player lately XD


I am definitely more of a player than a builder, I only build occaisionally. My rotations take a long time, in real time usually something around 15 hours or so. Sometimes I might play longer before ending the rotation. Heh this is why my posts are so long, I do a lot per rotation. I end rotations based on achieving a Goal, usually sending my teens off to University.

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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#63 Old Yesterday at 9:15 AM
I sometimes get in a builder rut and get a lot done.
I like building, specially when I want some sort of very specific house/apartment. I can't stop building until it's finished.
Then I playtest it... and I keep playing as usual for a while, until I feel the urge to build again.
Right now I have an unfinished building, but I lack the inspiration for the last apartment and the wilpower to stop and think about it for long enough xD

My rotations are time-fixed: 1 SimDay per household.
That's 30 minutes each top (large families usually take longer than 1-person households) so the whole hood takes probably less than 10 hours.
Fast? I don't know, because I usually don't play several households in a row, so those ours may be divided into many days.

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#64 Old Yesterday at 12:19 PM
I began on the 1 day thing with my own neighborhood though with smaller households I have noticed I forget the time (7 in the morning) xD
Ugh

But it's a fine idea, special when the neighborhood is growing

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#65 Old Today at 4:01 AM Last edited by lordtyger9 : Today at 4:12 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amura
I sometimes get in a builder rut and get a lot done.
I like building, specially when I want some sort of very specific house/apartment. I can't stop building until it's finished.
Then I playtest it... and I keep playing as usual for a while, until I feel the urge to build again.
Right now I have an unfinished building, but I lack the inspiration for the last apartment and the wilpower to stop and think about it for long enough xD

My rotations are time-fixed: 1 SimDay per household.
That's 30 minutes each top (large families usually take longer than 1-person households) so the whole hood takes probably less than 10 hours.
Fast? I don't know, because I usually don't play several households in a row, so those ours may be divided into many days.


I think your way of playing is cool, even if I don't play that way.

Anyway I wanted to note that I like building as well, even if I do spend more time playing than anything else.

I have several community buildings that I have built because I really love to create new unique businesses and I have built some houses from scratch. Also I like to remodel, so I might start with a Maxis design or I might start with something that I have built already and remodel it.

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.
 
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