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Mad Poster
#10726 Old 22nd Jun 2021 at 2:15 AM
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Originally Posted by TadOlson
I've been building and playing my BACC town of Dodge as families are arriving and becoming homesteaders on arrival because it's a new town starting out and it's only 1841 there so far though another couple arrives next spring to take their own homestead.The town is adding to the service center now before winter sets in and hopes it a mild winter with little or no snow this year.The town had a prolonged dry spell starting up in the spring and it's already late fall and still dry.They might be calling it a drought if it keeps up much longer.


Sitting here IRL under a massive smoke cloud from a nearby wildfire, after a mediocre winter and a very dry spring, I have to dispute the thinking of your townsfolk... you need lots of snow this winter! Get that moisture into the area and recharge the springs and the aquifers at least!

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#10727 Old 22nd Jun 2021 at 7:26 PM
They didi get tons of snow in 1840 and it was actually so much the town was buried in it to the rooftops of the buildings and they were snowbound with no supplies coming in all winter so they won't mind a mild winter without snow as long as the dry spell breaks up soon.The town actually flooded in the sring thaw in thee soring after that first hard winter and the dry weather was welcome for now.
Mad Poster
#10728 Old 23rd Jun 2021 at 8:50 AM Last edited by FranH : 23rd Jun 2021 at 9:43 AM.
After reading a fairly interesting novel about a high-powered lawyer who became a vampire, I'm again beset with the urge to play a vampire. I have to tell myself to stop this, because the game is so limiting for those creatures and they're so hard to play without struggling to keep them 'alive' (what an irony) without a ton of mods-and to keep them interesting as well.
In the novel (far better than most of genre-and certainly not "Twilight" by Stephanie Myers..)I read, the vampire got involved with historical vampires, and was on a mission to kill a bunch of 'bad' vampires. Pretty good concept-it's too bad that the game turned them into the literal caricatures they became so that everyone laughs at the idea of playing them.

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Lab Assistant
#10729 Old 29th Jun 2021 at 3:49 AM
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Originally Posted by omglo
Now, I'm trying to figure out what those round things with the hole in them on the pizza are.

@omglo Most likely black olive slices.

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#10730 Old 29th Jun 2021 at 1:07 PM
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Originally Posted by LauraBow
@omglo Most likely black olive slices.

They're too big, though, and they're not black.

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Alchemist
#10731 Old 29th Jun 2021 at 3:52 PM
Yep. To me, they looked like pepperonis, except with a hole in the middle.
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#10732 Old 3rd Jul 2021 at 7:01 PM
I'm about to remove all my mods AGAIN. I'm stuck in a never ending cycle of downloading a whole heap of mods, realizing it slows my loading times to a crawl, feeling like I have too much unnecessary stuff, deleting EVERYTHING, promising myself I'll keep it to an absolute minimum next time, and then going on absolutely insane mod downloading binges until I need to repeat the same process again...

I swear though, the loading is the biggest killer for me. And I'm not even fully sure if I need/want mods like ACR. I mean they are fun, but they also ruin some things for me. I hate how much I overthink about this game lol, it's supposed to be for fun..! But that's my fault, not the game's fault.
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#10733 Old 3rd Jul 2021 at 8:14 PM
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Originally Posted by CosmicEcho
I hate how much I overthink about this game lol, it's supposed to be for fun..! But that's my fault, not the game's fault.

What I did was to remove everything- except for nounlinkondelete, the CEP and Nopke's Shadow fix. Then, I played the game for a while, and only added mods for those things which annoyed me more than amused me!

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Mad Poster
#10734 Old 4th Jul 2021 at 5:18 PM
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Originally Posted by CosmicEcho
I'm about to remove all my mods AGAIN. I'm stuck in a never ending cycle of downloading a whole heap of mods, realizing it slows my loading times to a crawl, feeling like I have too much unnecessary stuff, deleting EVERYTHING, promising myself I'll keep it to an absolute minimum next time, and then going on absolutely insane mod downloading binges until I need to repeat the same process again...

I swear though, the loading is the biggest killer for me. And I'm not even fully sure if I need/want mods like ACR. I mean they are fun, but they also ruin some things for me. I hate how much I overthink about this game lol, it's supposed to be for fun..! But that's my fault, not the game's fault.


Did you ever ask yourself what you get out of the overthinking part? Maybe that gives you some pleasure, too?

Just because we aren't 'supposed' to overthink things doesn't mean we're all wired the same, and you might be finding something you personally need in there. Don't beat yourself up over things that fill your needs, just because someone else thinks you shouldn't even have that need. We aren't sims.

On the other hand, if you really don't get anything from overthinking, then carry on.

My personal solution is to have game instances with different mod sets. Some mods I use everywhere (No what's this?) and others (Community Time, Religion) are only in some instances. Then I can see how much I choose to play with those mods.

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#10735 Old 6th Jul 2021 at 12:16 AM
I got annoyed with how few sims could be on community lots so I looked up a mod to fix it! 30 Sims overwhelmed me though so I changed it to min 15 and max 20. I'm glad to have community lots that aren't basically empty anymore but man all these Sims keep kissing each other! lol

Edit: This is the mod https://modthesims.info/d/606146/mo...s-customer.html

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Mad Poster
#10736 Old 6th Jul 2021 at 2:45 AM
You could change the ACR settings if the kissing is actually interfering.

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#10737 Old 6th Jul 2021 at 3:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Peni Griffin
You could change the ACR settings if the kissing is actually interfering.


I might end up doing that. I can also just take away the crush/whatever flags with no penalty too so i'm not too worried. I know I have something for that, it's just been months since I played. Sim manipulator maybe?

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#10738 Old 6th Jul 2021 at 10:13 PM
Decided to play some vacation hood, but remember there were problems in each, like no bathroom and nothing to do it Big Foots. Looking for "How to build" and "How to make changes..to secret lots". I found...myself, from years ago. Sad how many things I've learned to do, and forgotten. And I left my stove burner on...again. Would it be funny if I started a fire and started doing the Sim's fire dance?

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Mad Poster
#10739 Old 7th Jul 2021 at 2:35 AM
Every time I make a forested lot it seems like I always start with about 3x the number of trees I actually want by the end of it... completely backwards from how I'd judge most real-world construction projects!

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#10740 Old 7th Jul 2021 at 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by grammapat
I found...myself, from years ago.

This happens to me all of the time, I just recently started playing Sims 3 for the first time in years and I had to google how to do things... three times, I found the answers in tutorials I myself had written, many years ago!

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#10741 Old 7th Jul 2021 at 12:47 PM
I feel like if that happened to me it would be looking for a piece of CC that I was also looking for several years ago which still doesn't exist.

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Scholar
#10742 Old 9th Jul 2021 at 6:41 PM
I despise hybrids! And no I'm not talking about creatures. I'm talking about hybrids between sims who need help in a store and don't need help. They will be talking to other sims and then all of a sudden apparently they needed help this whole time and they get a red star sooner than I can react. Stupid!!! I always moveobjects-delete them like a plague!

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Mad Poster
#10743 Old 10th Jul 2021 at 7:43 PM
The CC dance continues....in one dorm, if someone tries to get bills the mail box disappears briefly and the Sim resets. I keep re-downloading "no finals at night" but they still have them (whose stupid idea was it to schedule finals at 3am!). Some sims cannot be told to clean up empty plates. I have "no meeting professors" but students still know LOTS of them. Mirrored bunk beds keep flashing blue and throwing errors, but I've downloaded "fixes". Random Sims, in different hoods, keep resetting; I think they are having some sort of fit and want to put them out of their (my) misery.
I know I know, CC conflict. Too lazy to figure it out.

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Mad Poster
#10744 Old 11th Jul 2021 at 2:59 AM
I wish landscaping that was present on a lot from the outset didn't run the price up so dramatically... like, IRL if you're buying a lot that's covered in forest, it might cost more (or less) than a nearby cleared lot, but that would be determined by property values that TS2 already ignores (e.g. a 2x2 lot in the middle of downtown costs the same as a 2x2 lot out in the suburbs). My lots are already expensive enough without the 'natural' landscaping running up the price tag even more!

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#10745 Old 12th Jul 2021 at 8:43 PM
I've been unable to focus on a single project for months, juggling between clothes/hair/food defaults, recolors, meshing, improving older projects... everything is a WIP and nothing is done. I wonder if this has to do with the fact that lockdown restrictions were lifted and I suddenly had much more to do in general, + I'm finally getting some positive outcomes in my job search. Which means I can't just sit at my computer and hyperfixate about a particular thing for 3 days straight

I wonder how some people manage to play and create while working a full-time job and/or raising kids... or do they?
Mad Poster
#10746 Old 12th Jul 2021 at 9:17 PM
They do; but they aren't you and you aren't them. Comparisons are odious. You focus on doing the things you want to do the way you want and need to do them, and don't worry about how anybody else does it.

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#10747 Old 12th Jul 2021 at 9:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Zarathustra
I wish landscaping that was present on a lot from the outset didn't run the price up so dramatically


Would the Magic Wand by pescado fix that? I've not used it, but i think it lowers the price of objects you hover over?
Scholar
#10748 Old 12th Jul 2021 at 10:01 PM
Random thought: When a group of Sims are meant to walk to lot, it should actually wait for them all. I had La Fiesta Tech sorority girls walk to a lot and all of them were supposed to go, Jessie was on her way but it apparently thought she was taking too long and left her! So I went back and got her but now the other girls are 1 hour closer to their final exam than she is lol.

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#10749 Old 12th Jul 2021 at 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by grammapat
Some sims cannot be told to clean up empty plates.
I get that problem sometimes. It seems to go away on its own after a few hours. I don't know if it's a CC related problem, but I recall getting it in my early game when I had very few mods. Not so long ago Mercutio was the only member of the Monty family who could do the dishes, so Isabella and Patrizio were anxiously waiting for him to come home from school and clear the breakfast table. By the next day (or thereabouts) Isabella, Patrizio and Romeo were all able to clear up dishes again.

My normal workaround, if no family member is available to do it, is to invite a friend round, make them controllable, and get them to clear away the dishes.

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Field Researcher
#10750 Old 13th Jul 2021 at 9:15 AM
I've had problems with glitched plates too, the option of putting away leftovers did not always appear, and in the worst case I couldn't click them in live mode or even grab them in buy mode with moveobjects on. My last resort was to delete them in debug mode

My game is a bit buggy lately too, I had a sim constantly resetting until I deleted a CC bed from the lot (with which I had no problems until then, maybe a conflict with another CC object?). Also pretty messep up attraction mechanics between step-sisters, adopted brothers, and in-laws - the latter not necessarily being a bug but still everyone in the room was basically getting the hots over each other. Maybe I should mention that I'm playing Arkhelios at the moment, and the family trees are very... tangled
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