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Lab Assistant
#9976 Old 7th Sep 2020 at 2:40 AM
I wonder if there's a reason why Maxis made chairs and other random objects placeable on roofs. :p
Scholar
#9977 Old 7th Sep 2020 at 9:17 AM
A truly random thought I had today while playing my house of chaos. In trying to organize 2 rooms to fit all the kids in without putting the baby in a hallway I suddenly had a memory of the old TV show The Brady Bunch. They stuck 6 kids in 2 rooms with one shared bath between them and that was considered perfectly acceptable. How am I unable to work this out with pixels? It's the cribs that are killing me, once I don't have to deal with those I should be ok.
Forum Resident
#9978 Old 7th Sep 2020 at 11:18 AM
I'm definitely not regretting my new laptop purchase.
5Ghz processor with NVidia GeForce 1650 ti graphics card.
The game used to load for at least 30 mins from desktop to main menu (as I've said before) Now it takes less than 4 mins desktop to lot.
What do I do with all this extra time, play the game or something?
Still can't play the giants that @Zarathustra crafts so diligently but I can load them and have a non laggy peek around them.
best and I'm hoping my only $1.8k I'll spend in a long time.
So far worth all those hours to save up.
Theorist
#9979 Old 8th Sep 2020 at 12:54 PM
@Sims2Christain Don't you also have a SSD?

Random though: when I feel like downloading and Sims File Share is still under maintenance...
Going on downloading spree is like window shopping to me. I dislike that.
Lab Assistant
#9980 Old 8th Sep 2020 at 2:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Clashfan
A truly random thought I had today while playing my house of chaos. In trying to organize 2 rooms to fit all the kids in without putting the baby in a hallway I suddenly had a memory of the old TV show The Brady Bunch. They stuck 6 kids in 2 rooms with one shared bath between them and that was considered perfectly acceptable. How am I unable to work this out with pixels? It's the cribs that are killing me, once I don't have to deal with those I should be ok.


That's cause real humans don't have routing issues and can squeeze past and step over stuff!
Instructor
#9981 Old 8th Sep 2020 at 10:26 PM
So many people seem to have an issue with birthday sims aging up in the middle of the party without the birthday cake because it's hard to get them to age up exactly at 6 o'clock... like, y'all know you can edit the process hour to give them more time, right?
Mad Poster
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#9982 Old 9th Sep 2020 at 1:28 AM
As I understand it, they can age up with the cake at any time in the 24 hours up to 6 p.m. If they still haven't aged up by 6 p.m., they will age up automatically, and any birthday party they were having will fail. So give the the cake well before 6 p.m.

I think that's the way it works, but I'll find out for certain soon, as the twins Peni Jo and Peregrine McBain will age up to children in the next few days.

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Scholar
#9983 Old 9th Sep 2020 at 1:49 AM
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Originally Posted by AndrewGloria
As I understand it, they can age up with the cake at any time in the 24 hours up to 6 p.m. If they still haven't aged up by 6 p.m., they will age up automatically, and any birthday party they were having will fail. So give the the cake well before 6 p.m.

I think that's the way it works, but I'll find out for certain soon, as the twins Peni Jo and Peregrine McBain will age up to children in the next few days.

That is exactly how it works. When I throw a party I have them do the cake very first thing and don't start a party later than 4pm. I often use the cake with no party though and for that, I sometimes cut it close as the only thing lost is the price of the cake. Just depends if I'm waiting for a parent to get home from work or not. The latest I've ever started it and gotten away with it is between 5:20 and 5:25 any later than that and you probably will not have enough time. Kids should have a wee bit of fanfare for the birthday even if it's not a full-blown party.
Mad Poster
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#9984 Old 9th Sep 2020 at 2:54 AM
The twins mum Jenny wants a party, but Peni Jo and Peregrine don't. So I think we'll just invite a few friends round informally. It would be nice if the children from next door, Brigitte and Hans (Julian's younger sister and brother) could come. (From their names it sounds like they come from the same part of the world as your chaos family, Clashfan.) Jenny's shift as a police cadet is currently finishing at 3 p.m.

I suppose we should get the twins a cake each. It would be mean to try to make them share.

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#9985 Old 9th Sep 2020 at 5:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Essa
@Sims2Christain Don't you also have a SSD?
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I do undead have an SSD but Zarathustra lots are much more show than tell (ie more visually pleasing than functional)
Scholar
#9986 Old 9th Sep 2020 at 6:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Sims2Christain
I do undead have an SSD but Zarathustra lots are much more show than tell (ie more visually pleasing than functional)

Do you mean "indeed"?

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Scholar
#9987 Old 9th Sep 2020 at 7:37 AM
Ok, so I got a bit complacent and didn't back up for a few play sessions and today it bit me in the ass. Makes me so angry with myself when I do something stupid that I absolutely know better than to do. I installed a couple of mods that not only didn't agree with my game they crashed it to the point I couldn't even get it to load. I only lost 4 days worth of game time, the worst of which was a couple of big building projects I did. I struggle with building in general so I'm not looking forward to those do-overs. I also have to replay my house of chaos as I lost all that progress. I've only myself to blame though as I so know better.
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#9988 Old 9th Sep 2020 at 11:00 AM
Such a shame @Clashfan ,I hate losing gameplay!

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Theorist
#9989 Old 9th Sep 2020 at 11:59 AM
I didn't get what @sugoismama explain about birthdays. I barely do birthdays nowadays and let my sims growing up automatically.
I stumbled upon this mod by Simler90 yesterday: aging mods

@Clashfan
I'm sorry. Losing gameplay is annoying especially when interesting events are happening.
Been there, done that. Having sims stuck at a community lot and have to revert to a backup. Mess up in SimPE which messed up my hood, had to revert to a backup.
I usually back-up the hood before launching the game or after significant changes.

I built a small post office for my hood, trying to keeping it minimal. I downloaded some stuff and found out that I already had the CC I wanted.
Scholar
#9990 Old 9th Sep 2020 at 7:09 PM
@simsample I hate it too but it could have been so much worse. I will just play different lots or do some more builds for a few days. It's never successful for me to try to play what I've just lost immediately as I find I push to replicate instead of letting it unfold. At least with the biggest build I lost of a hotel in Twikki, I was able to play the lot first. I can use that to make adjustments that might work better. Like I added an outdoor showering platform for the tourists but I ended up putting it directly behind the restaurant so when playing with walls down it looks like you have sims showering in the middle of your dining area.
#9991 Old 11th Sep 2020 at 11:58 AM
Blech. I've probably complained about this before, but does anyone else ever feel as though they REALLY love a shell they built, but they just can't get the interior to look right?

On a totally unrelated note, does anyone fancy furnishing a hospital? (kidding, kidding.)

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#9992 Old 11th Sep 2020 at 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by didyouevenmakeasound
Blech. I've probably complained about this before, but does anyone else ever feel as though they REALLY love a shell they built, but they just can't get the interior to look right?

Every house I've ever built.
Scholar
#9993 Old 13th Sep 2020 at 1:53 AM
Ever have a moment of pure nirvana while playing? Just a moment where you are fully happy with all the stuff you've added and all your mods are in harmony (I'm ignoring my communal shower issue so just go with me on this one) and you find yourself just happily playing with no thought to what you need to change? I had one of those today, it was really nice

All credit goes to the fabulous people who create and share such wonderful things.
Field Researcher
#9994 Old 14th Sep 2020 at 11:55 PM
Today is the Sims 2's 16th birthday.

I played The Sims 1 when it came out, but I never got the Sims 2 until the Mac Store offered the Super Collection. It came at a difficult time in my life, and it's really helped me on and off since then. I don't think I would have gotten through (and still be getting through) COVID-19 quarantine without it. Grateful for the game, and also this community, which has been so much fun to participate in over the past year or so.
Theorist
#9995 Old 20th Sep 2020 at 7:13 PM
"I think I hate the Desrosiers household!"
They have teen quadruplets, two of them spending their time fighting. They have the knack of getting on my nerves.
I had to smite them. They peed themselves, one of them was nearly starving to death and wanted to fight back. Silly sims are silly.
And then my game crashed. "roll eyes"
Instructor
#9996 Old 20th Sep 2020 at 10:02 PM
"I can't believe I'm on generation four of Veronaville already with Edward and Jacob... wait. Edward... and Jacob... Edward and Ja- OH MY GOD"
For the record this was unintentional.

WAIT I JUST REALIZED
I NAMED BIANCA'S DAUGHTER BELLA AFTER ISABELLA
I'M
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#9997 Old 20th Sep 2020 at 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by sugoisama
"I can't believe I'm on generation four of Veronaville already with Edward and Jacob... wait. Edward... and Jacob... Edward and Ja- OH MY GOD"
For the record this was unintentional.

WAIT I JUST REALIZED
I NAMED BIANCA'S DAUGHTER BELLA AFTER ISABELLA
I'M GOING TO CALL MY NEXT SIM BABY RENESMEE

FIFY

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#9998 Old 20th Sep 2020 at 10:44 PM
Bruh

If the Monty and Capp families won't be too intertwined by then I might just play out this love triangle thing

Yes I wrote this bc it wouldn't let me reply just "Bruh"
Scholar
#9999 Old 20th Sep 2020 at 10:46 PM
@Simsample -I agree on losing gameplay which is why I copy the conents of my TS2 folder to another folder and 7zip it right before installing anything new or at least once every other week.I've had issues with my folder forcing me to revert to my most recent back up.
@HugeLunatic -I would agree with that for my Jankowskys and my BACC builds in general because I'm under restrictions in the BACC with my town just starting out.I've also got some ancient apartment builds from ten years ago on my old computer when Apartment Life was just released or shortly after which I still use with M&G modifications like adding green energy sources to make them subsidized rental housing for poor sims.I've got a town house project in progress as well.I've build homes with very complex styles of walkout basements and even moved foundations up to create ground level walkout basements.I also build community service centers with most community lot functions on one lot as I started with the base game over ten years ago not long after it was released and had to use the taxi for every outing until Night Life changed that.I currently play TS2 UC and make them walk to community lots unless they lived out in a new shopping district and had to come into the town center which would require taking a bus from one of my Mods or taking a taxi.

I've been storing up Mods like one to stop dormie generation for when I don't want them generated.
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#10000 Old 23rd Sep 2020 at 11:41 PM
The "double houses" in Veronaville have always kind of puzzled me. Maybe they made sense in the 16th and 17th centuries when they were built -- servants' quarters, or a dower house? -- but how does a modern family use them. Especially bearing in mind that they're all grade 1 listed buildings in a conservation area -- it's hard to get planning permission to make substantial changes. But I've found a use for them now. When I had a Sim with 'flu, by far the easiest way to isolate him was to send him to bed in the smaller house, while the rest of the family went about their lives in the main house.

P.S. I've just noticed that this is the 10,000th post in this thread that I started nearly five years ago!

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