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Lab Assistant
#3751 Old 6th Nov 2018 at 4:49 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lordtyger9
@Peace

Maybe you have a Mod that is interfering and that is why Vidcund is not getting pregnant? I forget the name, but I am sure that there is a mod that makes it so that females and not males get pregnant for example. Me I have NoAlienSexism by Cyjon, it makes so that both male and female sims get pregnant by Alien Abduction.

Every time I have an Adult Sim get Abducted that sim has come back Pregnant.


The only alien pregnancy mod that i have is ... Smonaff_AlienPregnancyForFemales.
Im gonna remove it see what happens! Thanks!!

Have you ever walked into a room & forgot why you went in there?
What if God is playing The Sims & he just cancelled your action.
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Scholar
#3752 Old 6th Nov 2018 at 4:54 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by terula8
I decided to mess about and start a new hood: Maclandon (because it's on... my macbook...)

This time, I want to build a university FIRST, and then use all those spawned sims to build up the hood with skilled workers. Or something like that. It feels weird to add a university when I haven't got anything in the main hood, but in an odd way I feel like it kind of makes sense - towns often boom because of universities drawing a whole bunch of people and businesses to an area. The University of Scarborough is the regions first, and the adjacent town of Maclandon is totally empty, a frontier for the first graduates to colonize.

I've been building dorms first, but there's quite a few buildings that will need to be put up before students start arriving. The Music Hall, Science building and laboratory, the health center - cough - to provide adequate medical and... pre/post natal care... and office of the registrar where each student will go on their first day to sort out the financing part of their education. There's also a few more off campus things like affordable housing, bars, restaurants, shopping, and things like that. It's the first university I'm building, and I think I'm drawing on stylistic inspiration from my own University experiences, so there's a hybrid of UK and US going on that I like a lot. Scarborogh isn't really and urban region, but it's not a totally suburban one either... it's... maybe it's a manufacturing center. I dunno, it uses a lot of brick in light and dark shades, and tall-ish buildings. It's got a very UK high-street vibe to me, which is both comfortable and comforting.


Sounds good. I got this idea from another member of MTS, but I forget who it was other than it is a regular. Anyway the idea is you make the Office of the Registrar be a Dorm, and put Monique's Computer there so that the Sim can withdraw money or take out a loan, and that there would be the clothing tool from MATY so that they could get new clothes and what ever else you wanted there. Then of course you would move the Sim out to live elsewhere.

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.
Scholar
#3753 Old 6th Nov 2018 at 5:03 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peace
The only alien pregnancy mod that i have is ... Smonaff_AlienPregnancyForFemales.
Im gonna remove it see what happens! Thanks!!


@Peace

If you want both Genders to become pregant by Alien Abduction then I recommend that you use Cyjon's NoAlienSexism Mod. Using Cyjon's Mod I get both genders pregnant by Alien Abduction and it works with Abductions - Higher Odds.package by Twojeffs and BoilingOil's Multi-PT Mod with out any problems. Note my load order is that I have Cyjon's load then Twojeffs Mod and BO's Mod loading last. I don't know if the Load order matters in case, I just thought I would share the detail.

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.
Lab Assistant
#3754 Old 6th Nov 2018 at 5:26 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lordtyger9
@Peace

If you want both Genders to become pregant by Alien Abduction then I recommend that you use Cyjon's NoAlienSexism Mod. Using Cyjon's Mod I get both genders pregnant by Alien Abduction and it works with Abductions - Higher Odds.package by Twojeffs and BoilingOil's Multi-PT Mod with out any problems. Note my load order is that I have Cyjon's load then Twojeffs Mod and BO's Mod loading last. I don't know if the Load order matters in case, I just thought I would share the detail.


Thanks!!! i just downloaded it and now im off to give it a try! I also cleared out a lot of mods that i have no clue what they were for. They have been in there for a while! lol

Have you ever walked into a room & forgot why you went in there?
What if God is playing The Sims & he just cancelled your action.
Adopt-a-Sim and My Creations
Mad Poster
#3755 Old 6th Nov 2018 at 10:18 AM Last edited by AndrewGloria : 6th Nov 2018 at 11:05 AM.
Default News from (Greater) Veronaville
I used to be quite good at reporting events in our Veronaville in this thread, but over the last few years I've grown quite lazy. My method (if you can call it that) is to take in-gamer pictures with the "C" camera, add captions to them with the game's Storytelling feature, and then I can use those captions as the basis of a post here. I still take the in-game pictures, but recently, far too often, I shut the game down at the end of the play session, without adding any captions. And then, the next time I start the game, I play a different lot, with captions for the last session still not added. Now it can take me years to complete a rotation in Veronaville (I'm about to play a family last played in May 2015!), so, if I continue to do nothing about it, the result will be that I'll be looking at pictures for the last session and wondering what on earth was going on. So in the last few weeks, I have been revisiting recently played households and adding captions. But I don't think I can really post the reports of what I did 12 months ago in a thread entitles "What's happening in your game right now?" I might start a thread in the "Hoods you play" group and post the recent stories of at least the most important families there. Especially if any old readers ask what's been happening since I last recorded events here. I wish I had the self-discipline that other more-regular posters (like freefalldreams and Peni Griffin) have.

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As it's a long time since I last reported on events here, I'd better set the scene first. Miriam Hunter (Romance) lives at 22 Toboggan Way, Bluewater, with her two children, Candy and Hermes. Bluewater is now an outer suburb of Veronaville. As most of you will know, there are a lot of shops there, many of them independently owned. Miriam has a lodger, Nicholas Watson (also Romance) who has now become her lover. Since moving to Bluewater, Miriam has discovered that Hunter Park was once the park of a big house belonging to an ancestor, who unfortunately lost his money, his estate, and finally his house on the gaming tables in downtown Veronaville. Miriam would love to re-establish her family's former position in the area. Miriam really over-extended herself buying this house, which has a swimming pool, and she is actually quite short of cash. With two children attending the local primary school, it's hard for her to take an ordinary job, so she's decided to try to start her own hairdressing business. She has borrowed §1,000 from Julian Moltke (Andrew's boyfriend) towards the price of a hairdressing chair. Nicholas works in the slacker career, but would like to change to something in the catering line.

It's Saturday morning, so the children are at home. Julian's younger sister and brother, Brigitte and Hans Moltke are staying with Candy and Hermes on a sleepover. . .

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All the children woke up promptly at 6 a.m. The boys (Hermes and Hans) went out to play in the swimming pool. The girls (Candy and Brigitte) played with the dolls' house. Feeling a bit hungry, Candy made herself a muffin in the play oven. Unfortunately she burnt it.

When she finally got up (about 8 a.m.) Miriam made up cereal for everyone. After breakfast the children continued to play together, but mostly the boys and the girls played separately.

Despite the §1,000 loan from Julian, Miriam still didn't have quite enough money to buy a hairdressing chair. Miriam knows she has a good body, she decided to try to earn the difference by doing private "exotic" dances for clients at the Gaia LGB nightclub. 3 dances earned her enough to buy the chair. It left her with a very meagre §106 in cash funds though.

Candy and Hermes asked Brigitte and Hans to sleep over for another night. Nicholas went to work (nightshift at the petrol station), and, worn out by her dancing, Miriam fell asleep on the sofa. Brigitte decided it was her turn to sleep in the Princess Bed. Her 13th birthday is coming up fairly soon, so she wanted to sleep in it before she grows too big!

At 3 a.m. Nicholas came home with a promotion to convenience store cashier, bringing some much needed money.

The boys didn't want to go to sleep. Even after Hans eventually went to bed -- in Miriam's double bed -- Hermes still wanted to stay up. Miriam sat on the bathroom floor and read him an appropriate bedtime story. (Appropriate for the bathroom that is -- it was a story about a toilet!) After his mum had gone to bed, Hermes ate a muffin he had baked himself, and then slept on the sofa until morning.

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Field Researcher
#3756 Old 6th Nov 2018 at 5:27 PM
Ellen Frost does not know how she ended up with three kids and no husband to show for it. She was always a very ambitious woman, but she ended up being expelled from college because she couldn't keep up after having baby Eliza. She knows Beau was engaged to another woman and had twins with her, but he also has three kids with her and she made sure to remind him of that. After that, he came over more to help take care of the kids and spend some time together. More recently, Beau and Ellen agreed to enter into a marriage of convenience. Their two households were combined and everything became a lot easier for both of them.

At the LeTourneau's, Jordan, with a little bit of help from her live-in cousin James, managed to teach her triplets all their toddler skills and they all grew up happily into children. Darrell decided to wear the exact same outfit his brother wore in toddlerhood which was a little funny to me. He also had some demands regarding stuff to be bought. He got his easel and started working on his creativity. The other two, Chase and Ripley, wanted to make friends nand interact with their mom. Jordan invited over her old lover, Jimmy Phoenix. They ended up in bed and risky woohoo hit. She got pregnant. Jordan doesn't want more kids, so she decided to terminate the pregnancy. During the date with Jimmy, Jordan rolled a want to marry him. Jimmy did not reciprocate the feeling, so no engagement ensued.
Mad Poster
#3757 Old 6th Nov 2018 at 5:48 PM
Oh, I love Ellen. She deserves better than that. I hope things get better for her.

Why is it the songs we hate the most set up permanent residence in our brains? Chris Hatch's family friendly files archived on SFS: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=603534 . Bulbizarre's website: https://bulbizarre.neocities.org/
Lab Assistant
#3758 Old 6th Nov 2018 at 6:24 PM
Currently in my Veronaville Subhood in my Uber/Megahood:

Consort finally got to the top of his career and now enjoys his retirement. Tybalt graduated with honors and found a beautiful woman who he wishes to marry. For a twist in the Veronaville storyline (for my own benefit, lol), it looks like Juliette and Hermia Capp are planning to destroy their family tradition of being a matrilineal family. Both are in College right now. Kent Capp has shown no interest in Bianca Monty, instead, he is falling heavily for Nervous Subject as he just rolled the want to get Engaged to him. Regan approves of Nervous, which is nice. She is currently pregnant with Cornwall's baby as they both had a want for it. Cornwall and Kent despise each other, nothing new there. Goneril Capp actually had her 5th child with Albany Capp which they decided on naming him Polonius. Miranda had a fling with David Ottomas when she was a teen. She's currently a YA in College and wants him to join her. Perhaps she may change her Aspiration in the future? Hal grew up into a teenager with the Popularity aspiration. Ariel is a child and looks a lot like Desdemona - she literally copied her sisters look! Desdemona doesn't look like she will grow up to be like her big sister Miranda but she still looks up to her as her big sister.

That's as far as I've gotten right now. Currently finishing Regan Capp's household then on to the Summerdream household!
Instructor
#3759 Old 6th Nov 2018 at 9:53 PM
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Originally Posted by lordtyger9
Sounds good. I got this idea from another member of MTS, but I forget who it was other than it is a regular. Anyway the idea is you make the Office of the Registrar be a Dorm, and put Monique's Computer there so that the Sim can withdraw money or take out a loan, and that there would be the clothing tool from MATY so that they could get new clothes and what ever else you wanted there. Then of course you would move the Sim out to live elsewhere.



Oooh, interesting idea Lordtyger! I'm realllllly enjoying the process of building a uni from scratch. There's so much that I wanted to add when I was playing Strangetown/La Fiesta Tech, so now I can do it myself and make it feel / look the way I want.

Building is slow as I haven't got much time during the week, but I've finished three dorms and need to build three more - one more for freshmen since I make them live on campus their first year, and then two for senior students who can't or won't find a place off-campus. After that the real work starts with the campus buildings, the auditorium, the labs and school of dance, the bars and restaurants and the shops! Then I'll drag the maxis teen townies in and start educating that lot, perhaps en mass, perhaps not. Not sure yet how I want to do it!
Theorist
#3760 Old 6th Nov 2018 at 11:20 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lordtyger9
Sounds good. I got this idea from another member of MTS, but I forget who it was other than it is a regular. Anyway the idea is you make the Office of the Registrar be a Dorm, and put Monique's Computer there so that the Sim can withdraw money or take out a loan, and that there would be the clothing tool from MATY so that they could get new clothes and what ever else you wanted there. Then of course you would move the Sim out to live elsewhere.

It looks like @maxon
Scholar
#3761 Old 9th Nov 2018 at 11:21 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lordtyger9

Sounds good. I got this idea from another member of MTS, but I forget who it was other than it is a regular. Anyway the idea is you make the Office of the Registrar be a Dorm, and put Monique's Computer there so that the Sim can withdraw money or take out a loan, and that there would be the clothing tool from MATY so that they could get new clothes and what ever else you wanted there. Then of course you would move the Sim out to live elsewhere.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Essa
It looks like @maxon


Could have been maxon, also I was sort of thinking it might have been @Bulbizarre, or it could be some other person who posts regularly and not maxon or Bulbizarre, I can think of at least 3 or 4 others that I pay attention to and make note of something that they write. Anyway I thought it was a good idea and so I made an Office of the Registrar.

Right now I am playing my Sorority House in Académie Le Tour.

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.
Inventor
#3762 Old 9th Nov 2018 at 11:57 PM Last edited by Orphalesion : 10th Nov 2018 at 9:53 AM.
Well it finally happened, after playing Sims 2 since it first came out I actually had an accidental death. Katrina Caliente, after marrying Castor Nova, was pregnant with his child, I wasn't paying attention due to talking to a friend while playing, and she starved.
I had to get Castor to plead with the Grim Reaper and he succeeded, Katrina came back to life. Let's see what their baby will be.

Edit: They had a daughter, I named her "Miranda Nova"

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Mad Poster
#3763 Old 10th Nov 2018 at 2:50 AM
Default News from Veronaville
I'm glad Castor succeeded; reading of the death of a Sim always saddens me.
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Despite the computer problems I mentioned in another thread, I'm still playing when my computer's working. In my very loose rotations in Veronaville, I'm slowly catching up with some Sims I haven't played for a long time. I hadn't played BJ Shaikh since May 2015!

Shaikh (72 Canal Walk)

BJ Shaikh is the Tricou Goth. He lives alone in a dark little cottage hidden among the trees near the canal. He's still a teen and goes to school. But it's the weekend! On Saturday, he and Ravi Bertino arranged a reunion of all six Tricou teens. Now it's Sunday morning. . .

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In the morning only Ravi Bertino and Weldon Roennigke were still there. Weldon had climbed into bed with BJ, and Ravi had been playing chess almost all night. By morning he was very tired, but he made up cereal for the three of them. After breakfast, Ravi lay down in bed to sleep for a while.

BJ invited his girlfriend Kendra round, and she joined Weldon in the hot tub until it was time to go out. The four of them went first to Fashionista, the biggest fashion store in Veronaville. There BJ bought himself a new outfit of shorts and a Goth shirt -- both black of course. They went on to the Club Venezia, but unfortunately Kendra couldn't come. As they arrived, Jack Gill (who lives with Ravi) was just leaving. The three boys ate there. After the meal BJ decided he wanted to play darts. Weldon joined him and Ravi watched.

From there they took a taxi downtown and went to Bopperz. Ravi lives just down the road, so he went home to Jack. Bopperz is a club for straight teens, and Ravi might not have felt too comfortable there. However BJ was very pleased -- Kendra was there. After goosing her, he and Kendra had their first kiss. Then the three of them (BJ Kendra and Weldon) soaked in the hot tub, after which Kendra and BJ went for a swim. Weldon left the two lovers and went home -- he was beginning to feel himself the third wheel on the wagon!

So BJ and Kendra went back to BJ's little house in Canal Walk together. Before they went into the house, with the rather romantic view of Veronaville's old bridge behind them, BJ made two proposals to Kenda, and she accepted them both. First they agreed to go steady together, and then she consented to stay the night. Since BJ lives alone, this definitely had possibilities! Kendra was getting really hungry. (She had after all missed the meal at the Club Venezia.) So BJ went into the kitchen and started to cook. They ate a rather romantic meal of home-made hamburgers together. Then they sat together on BJ's old fashioned sofa. There they cuddled, kissed and made out for the first time. Before going to bed they had a pillow fight in the garden, and ate a rather healthy dinner of salad. Then they climbed into BJ's black four-poster bed. To help them keep themselves from doing anything they shouldn't in bed, they both wore their pyjamas. (Though BJ's "pyjamas" consisted only of a pair of spandex shorts!)

All Sims are beautiful -- even the ugly ones.
My Simblr ~~ My LJ
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Alchemist
#3764 Old 10th Nov 2018 at 4:14 AM
Aliens always seem to like abduct Sims in my Beginning of hoods. Coral Ruggbryne (Mary Sue Pleasant's mother) is going to have a half alien little sister in my hood. Coral is currently a child 4 days away from being a teen and when I opened up her household to get her to teen, her father immediately got abducted by aliens. Bruno is 17 days away from being an Elder, so he came back alien pregnant.

He gave birth to a half alien girl I named Hydra. Coral aged to a Knowledge Aspiration teen (based on her wants as a child) and is currently working on scholarships for college. Herb Oldie just became a teen also in the rotation before this one so I'll see if Coral rolls wants for dates (they are already best friends). They still have plenty of time as teens and young adults.
Mad Poster
#3765 Old 10th Nov 2018 at 10:52 AM
Bellefleur update: The notable and well-gossiped about item regarding Mayor Mary Sue Pleasant and Beau Broke just took a turn for the worse-having decided to test her lover's commitment to their relationship, Mary Sue invited the Judge over for a bit of play time. Because she can and she's not married to Beau-who's not even divorced from his wife either.

She wanted to see if it would create a reaction of any kind with Beau.

It did. It made him so furious that he moved out of her house-just a while after he had moved in. Mary Sue shrugged and then asked the Judge to move in. He agreed to-mostly because he doesn't want to share his house with 4 YA daughters who are constantly whining about not having their own space.

One notices that Mary Sue Pleasant has become almost the twin of her ex-husband Daniel, who in turn has settled down with his second wife to raise twin sons.

She calls it 'having the time of my life.'

Receptacle Refugee & Resident Polar Bear
"Get out of my way, young'un, I'm a ninja!"
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Field Researcher
#3766 Old 11th Nov 2018 at 2:19 AM
It's Springtime in my Beginning Pleasantview and things are blooming along with the births of Mortimer Goth and Michael Bachelor. They look nothing like their Maxis-shipped versions, but they're cute anyway.



Bob Newbie Jr. got his hand caught in his Mother-in-law's cookie jar. So now, he's sleeping on the couch until his wife Betty is over it. I need them together so Brandy Broke can be born. Bob is really trying to mess up my plans.


Currently Playing:
Beginning of Pleasantview by Marka93

Want Danies-simsational-blog's Sunset Valley hood as a subhood? Download it here.



Forum Resident
#3767 Old 11th Nov 2018 at 3:03 AM
My sim who cheated on his wife and got kicked out got an apartment, and so far the ex-wife has been over to the apartment three separate times in the past 24 hours to kick over the garbage can and there are at least three or four separate roach infestations for the landlord to deal with tomorrow. She even came over during the day despite being a vampire. If my sim gets the flu and dies, it will be justice.
Test Subject
#3768 Old 12th Nov 2018 at 4:26 AM
Keep in mind I'm one of those players that live for drama:

So it starts with two sim best friends, Lacey and Mirabelle. They both start off in university with Lacey majoring in art and Mirabelle in psychology. Mirabelle has a lot of flings in university and some of her flings find out about her infidelity and get into fights with both her and the other people she sleeps with. Which then leads me to be petty and kiss other sims right in front of the furious sim. Lacey keeps to her self and focuses on her studies. Both girls reach the dean's list each semester and eventually graduate. Mirabelle of course friend zones every single fling she has (with the wonderful help of ACR).

Both girls move into a custom town named Tumbleton (which I downloaded). They are still living together in an apartment. Lacey goes to get a job in the art profession and Mirabelle goes on to get a job in the law profession. Prior to them moving, I set three sims into the world for Lacey and Mirabelle to "run into". And by run into I mean using cheats to have all of them know each other without actually meeting because I'm that lazy. These three sims are Keith, the rock star heartthrob heartbreaker, Archie, the curious journalist, and Catherine, the perky cosmetologist. These three already knew each other because they all lived in the same apartment building. Archie and Keith lived together as they are cousins.

Lacey eventually falls head over heels for Archie and vice versa. With Mirabelle, she falls for Catherine, but has a relationship on the side with Keith. With ACR, I set her autonomy to high and she was having risky woohoo even when I wasn't even looking. She has now gone steady with Catherine as her and Lacey prepare to move into a house since they have reached high levels in their careers. Mirabelle invites Catherine to move in and LAcey doesthe same with Archie. While Lacey and Archie have their fairytale relationship that Catherine wishes she could have, Mirabelle still sneaks around with Keith whileCatherine is at work. Later, Mirabelle starts to get sick and the ACR pregnancy test confirms that she is pregnant and Keith is the father (tried using a mod to have relationships change when a sim realizes their partner is pregnant with another sim's child, but it didn't work). Keith moves in because he wants to be a good father, but Mirabelle and Keith decide to keep their relationship platonic and only be there for the kids. Catherine still loves Mirabelle and takes her to the love's maze to propose. Two days later, Mirabelle gives birth to twins at the hospital and both Catherine and Keith are there to help raise them. Meanwhile, Lacey has actually gotten pregnant the night before. Now, Catherine and Mirabelle eventually get married, but don't go on a honeymoon because SOMEONE forgot to schedule it while they were still engaged.

Lacey and Archie would have gotten married had it not been for the fact that I had to delete the household and restart with Lacey and Mirabelle at university again because I needed to change a few parts.
Field Researcher
#3769 Old 12th Nov 2018 at 6:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by terula8
I decided to mess about and start a new hood: Maclandon (because it's on... my macbook...)

This time, I want to build a university FIRST, and then use all those spawned sims to build up the hood with skilled workers. Or something like that. It feels weird to add a university when I haven't got anything in the main hood, but in an odd way I feel like it kind of makes sense - towns often boom because of universities drawing a whole bunch of people and businesses to an area. The University of Scarborough is the regions first, and the adjacent town of Maclandon is totally empty, a frontier for the first graduates to colonize.

I've been building dorms first, but there's quite a few buildings that will need to be put up before students start arriving. The Music Hall, Science building and laboratory, the health center - cough - to provide adequate medical and... pre/post natal care... and office of the registrar where each student will go on their first day to sort out the financing part of their education. There's also a few more off campus things like affordable housing, bars, restaurants, shopping, and things like that. It's the first university I'm building, and I think I'm drawing on stylistic inspiration from my own University experiences, so there's a hybrid of UK and US going on that I like a lot. Scarborogh isn't really and urban region, but it's not a totally suburban one either... it's... maybe it's a manufacturing center. I dunno, it uses a lot of brick in light and dark shades, and tall-ish buildings. It's got a very UK high-street vibe to me, which is both comfortable and comforting.


I really love this concept. If you don't mind me using the idea, I'm going to do a 'University/Decades Challenge', where I start in like the 60s and slowly move my way up through the generations, using the offspring of each previous generation as well as new residents as time goes on.

You can call me Diddy :)
My Simblr (shared with a friend) is TwoSimmingFreaks - there's not much on there yet, but there will be soon :D
Instructor
#3770 Old 12th Nov 2018 at 7:46 PM
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Originally Posted by didyouevenmakeasound
I really love this concept. If you don't mind me using the idea, I'm going to do a 'University/Decades Challenge', where I start in like the 60s and slowly move my way up through the generations, using the offspring of each previous generation as well as new residents as time goes on.


Absolutely! I love the idea of playing decades - in a weird way, that's kind of how it feels! I took the maxis teens that spawned (I play with a full deck of townies) and added about half of them to the hood so that there'd be students to move in and get things rolling. I haven't created a single sim yet, but I did do some surgery on four of my new freshmen. I don't want the town to be totally awash with Maxis genetics so I'll be tweaking them here and there, and completely eradicating certain templates.

It's given a depth to the hood already that I haven't really had before. No one seems to have come from nowhere, it feels like they have families and histories - and if they don't their descendants definitely will.
Alchemist
#3771 Old 13th Nov 2018 at 8:51 PM Last edited by Orilon : 13th Nov 2018 at 9:03 PM. Reason: Added info
I have a feeling that my Pleasantly Thriving hood may have a bunch of alien abductions like my previous Veronaville. Bruno Ruggbryne was abducted by aliens an gave birth to an alien daughter I named Hydra who is currently a child. Brad Burb is a teen and just got abducted by aliens. I don't have mods that allow teen pregnancy, so he won't come back pregnant, he will just get the scholarship for being abducted by aliens. BO's aliens apparently have taken an interest in this hood...

I got a good laugh at Susan's actions right after Brad came back. Benjamin Burb is in the Law Enforcement field and is Police Chief. Susan's first speech bubble to Benjamin was of prison bars, so in my head I imagine that Susan was asking Benjamin to arrest the aliens that abducted their son and put them in prison. (Susan and Benjamin are both Family Sims and both have a negative memory of Brad being abducted. Brad and his twin sister Anne are both Knowledge Sims and have positive memories of Brad meeting aliens.)
Lab Assistant
#3772 Old 13th Nov 2018 at 9:16 PM Last edited by Fyren5 : 13th Nov 2018 at 9:51 PM.
Still on Rotation #1 and finally reached Desiderata Valley. Currently in my Belladonna Cove Mainhood of my Uber/Megahood:

Benjamin Baldwin changed his job & Isabel Baldwin had twin baby girls. Marcus aged into a child. Sofia will be aging to a teen (and possibly go to College) in Rotation #2. They moved to a new home in Bluewater Village. Jessica Peterson is in love with both Carlos Contender and Malcolm Landgraab. She wants to get Engaged to Malcolm & is pregnant, but who's the father? Carlos Contender is Woohooing with most of the Uber/Megahood alongside Chastity Gere & Geoff Rutherford. Cordial sisters are witches & Gabriel Green moved in with Samantha Cordial, while Kimberly Cordial married Armand DeBateau. Gabriel Green wants to become a Warlock. Connor Weir is Engaged to Florence Delarosa and will be getting married when I reach her household. Newson's are doing well - Ginger and Gavin are in College (at home) and Gabriella & Gallagher are both still children. Garret and Georgia are children now. They're all great friends with each other. The Goodies adopted a teenage son and would like to adopt a daughter, too. The Gavigan family had twin boys. Mary is pregnant again and is hoping for a baby girl. Marissa and Jason Cleveland had an accidental pregnancy resulting in a little boy named Roderick. Justin is in College and is interested in Max Flexor (premade Sim in Academia Le Tour).

Lots of fun with these Sims, especially because I sent them to vacations and lots of Community lots this time!

Edit: Forgot the DeBateaus! Tara is head over heels for Ginger Newson. She's in College now. Armand married Kimberly Cordial and during their honeymoon, Kimberly got pregnant!
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#3773 Old 14th Nov 2018 at 6:24 PM
I'm finally happy with the first-year class at Scarborough. Last night I hardly played- I spent all my time sorting out genetics. Because I foolishly didn't delete the dormies from the master templates in my game files, the entire first year class spawned from them. It was too much without any decent looking sims to balance it out, so I took gussy-up for a spin and tweaked, edited, and outright replaced certain faces and features. I still need to sort through a number of poor outfits and unfortunate hairstyles, but for the most part I'm really pleased with how everyone looks, and with minor editing a number of sims sporting maxis templates are immensely better looking. Maxis did something horrible and strange with the noses. They're always too short and too pointy, or ENORMOUS. It's strange. Once I'd corrected for that (and for ethnicities), everything sort of came out better.

I spent an annoying half an hour in SimPE making sure that their new looks are permanent, and I'm feeling pleased at having secured the future generations. Then I went and removed the dormie templates from the game files. Because I am never doing that again.
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#3774 Old 14th Nov 2018 at 9:24 PM
Beginning of Pleasantview neighbourhood again.

So Cassandra (Goth) and Malcom Landgraab had their first child; a girl named Bella. I usually name Cassandra's first daughter after her mother. Of course since Bella never disappeared in this neighbourhood and is still alive naming a kid after her isn't quite as significant, but well. The girl has blond hair and dark blue eyes like her father (also) pale. So it's the first time the recessive blond gene that has been passed down in the Goth family since Cassandra's great-grandfather was expressed again. The genetic system in Sims 2 is so fun.

Magnus Goth meanwhile married Emanuelle Jeffress (Denis Jacquet's sister) and Dorian and Dina Bachelor had a daughter named Paris. So far, all of Michael Bachelor's six grandchildren are girls (Titania, Artemis and Galadriel by his oldest son, Emily and Rose by his daughter and now Paris by Dorian) Dorian is still slated to have another child, let's see whether it will be Michael's seventh granddaughter

Bluewater Village is coming along fine as well, I decided at some point that, except for the Landgraabs I'd settle the family's delayed by one generation in comparison to the Pleasantview bunch so that, for example Denise Jacquet would be of a similar age as Cassandra Goth.
That's working out well so far. Gilbert Jacquet is currently a toddler, and, as mentioned above Denise has a younger sister, Emanuelle, who has just married the Goth heir. Checo Ramirez and Lisa Mendoza have just turned into teens and are currently in the process of falling in live (they're childhood friends, their parents lived together for a while) and Checo has a younger brother named Leon.
Stephen Tinker and Wanda Zarubin are going steady (Stephen has an older brother named Thomas, who's gonna be off to uni soon) and Florence Delarosa is a child (and has a younger sister named Cecily)
Chester Gieke and the Larson twins are still being gestated by their mothers. The Giekes live in the Desert, the Larsons in Pleasantview Proper.

Also in case anybody is worndering why I have so many families where they have a set of children of the same sex (so a pair of brothers or a pair of sister)....no I didn't arrange it that way, that's just how the RNG fell for all of those families O_o
Outside of the "canon" characters from PV and BWV, and a few semi-canon characters I like to recreate whenever I play those neighbourhoods, I generally try to "take what I get" with Sim births in this play through, so no "exiting without saving" Which, right now, kinda has produced a surplus of girls among the current Toddler and baby generations. Let's see how that turns out :-)

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