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Alchemist
#10826 Old 26th Aug 2021 at 2:55 AM
It must be going around. I am in the same situation.
Mad Poster
#10827 Old 26th Aug 2021 at 3:43 AM
It's a natural part of the process. Don't push it. Letting the project rest a bit before you do this part will give you a chance to see things you wouldn't have noticed if you'd done it all in a swoop.

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#10828 Old 26th Aug 2021 at 12:34 PM Last edited by AndrewGloria : 26th Aug 2021 at 5:33 PM.
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Originally Posted by CASnarl
But I do wonder if I could play without CC hair, clothes, etc. Objects is probably a yes. Hair and clothes is probably a no.
The average Sim in my game lives in a house with Paste paint on the walls (maybe Beachy Keen in one room). The floor will be covered by a §2 a square carpet, or, if it's in Veronaville, Smitty's Distressed Floorboards. They will dine off an inexpensive table, typically a NuMica Allinall Card table, or perhaps for larger families, The Talking Table. (I have an basic and inexpensive 2-tile CC table too for a little variety.) When they're dining they'll be sitting on Tea Party in Teak chairs. Somewhat wealthier families might run to Simple Sit Chairs, while really hard up Sims will get their dining chairs from PatioPlastics. Some poorer families have a mixture of Tea Party in Teak and PatioPlastics, with the wooden chairs not necessarily matching each other. Sofas and armchairs also typically come from the bottom end of the Maxis range. Only on beds do they usually spend a little more, as there really is no doubt that higher quality beds do give Sims a better night's sleep. Again though the beds will all be Maxis, unless it's a Christianlov EasyBed, which looks exactly like a Maxis "#4234" and costs the same.

But they will be wearing skimpy exotic (erotic?) CC underwear and swimwear, and their Everyday, Formal, Sleepwear and Athletic outfits are all likely to be CC with minimal coverage too. Males are more likely to be wearing CC clothing than females, as Maxis did make quite a few sexy outfits for women. (So my female Sims often wear the Maxis outfits that everybody else here hates -- the "raver" outfits for instance.) When it comes to hair, I like emo type styles for the boys, and similar (if a little longer) for the girls. There are 3 or 4 Maxis hairstyles that please me, but I like all my Sims to look different, so CC hair is a must. I think I've got nearly enough suitable male hair, but I could still use quite a bit more female hair.

So all told, I don't use a lot of Build/Buy CC, and I could just about get by with vanilla in that area, but for Body Shop/CAS stuff, I need my CC!!

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Alchemist
#10829 Old 26th Aug 2021 at 4:41 PM
@simsample How old is pixelated Simsample? I saw you link to an old mod that had a picture of him, but I didn't want to hijack that thread. Have you had the same Sim this whole time, or do you remake him?
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#10830 Old 26th Aug 2021 at 6:03 PM
@omglo In my current neighbourhood which is around 10 (real) years old, he is almost elder and has used the elixir a few times. His parents were in this hood too. But he has been in many neighbourhoods, and suffered many fates. My favourite thing is to just put him in a neighbourhood as a townie, so that he turns up and annoys you whenever there is a party. I had him in Sims 1, sims 3 and sims 4 as well!

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#10831 Old 26th Aug 2021 at 7:06 PM
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My favourite thing is to just put him in a neighbourhood as a townie, so that he turns up and annoys you whenever there is a party.

That's what he did to Dudley

Hoh Abba Dah No
I chase time with this dope rhyme and it's fine

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#10832 Old 26th Aug 2021 at 7:15 PM
@HarVee you have him in your town already? That was quick! Glad to know he's doing his job!

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#10833 Old 26th Aug 2021 at 7:40 PM
The sims 2 has made me too serious when it comes to my sims. I saw a simmer on discord say they sometimes just give a name like "Broccoli Pleasant" or "Pandemica" to their sims, and made me think how I just can't bring myself to do something like that anymore, since it would bother me how it wasn't perfect.

For reference, back when I was playing the sims 4, my most iconic household was named Fart, lived in a house shaped like a (REDACTED), and contained Hipster Ariel. And where did I end up? I once deleted a Pleasantview hood I had so many good memories with, with sims I loved, because I had Brandi marry a townie, then didn't like him, divorced them, and made them live in the yellow castle house from the bin. And that wasn't perfect. So in the trash it went.

My mom was right, I really need to loosen up, there is no other university student this frigid...
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#10834 Old 26th Aug 2021 at 8:04 PM
Honestly, I never liked giving punny or silly names to my Sims (one of the reasons I banished the standard Townies from my game is that I didn't want a Sim named "Goopy" running around my hoods, and yes, I know it's a nickname, no need for his fans to point that out to me) the most I sometimes do/did was giving Sims alliterative names or names that are similar to their parents.

But I agree Sims 2 with its rigid memory system and everything makes my actions in the game feel more "serious" and "permanent". I usually don't delete whole hoods because of things like that, I'm more likely to abandon individual families.

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Mad Poster
#10835 Old 26th Aug 2021 at 8:48 PM
For me banishing the Maxis townie's was done because I don't want all that Maxis bloat in my game. I like goofy goopy and all, but having him in every town is just annoying, not to mention doesn't make sense.

As for seriousness, I can do both. When I have plans to share something it's more on the serious side, but if I don't have plans to share something then I've been known to name a Sim "Watermelon Seed". I've never went and abandon entire 'hoods because I didn't like the Sims, but like Orphalesion I do abandon individual families. In fact I actually abandon most families after a few generations because I get writers block and want to see something new. I think the Goths, Landgraabs and my own legacy family, the Babybats, are the only families I haven't abandoned.

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Originally Posted by simsample
@HarVee you have him in your town already? That was quick! Glad to know he's doing his job!

Yep. I'm at the phase in my town where I've got all the Sims created, now I'm play testing it all and seeing how it unfolds. I like to use the events that happen in my short play sessions as inspiration as to where the story can go next.

Hoh Abba Dah No
I chase time with this dope rhyme and it's fine

Mad Poster
#10836 Old 26th Aug 2021 at 8:56 PM
I tend to miss the damn townies. And the damn bin sims. While I have 2 hoods without them, I also have Binville - where the bin sims reside, the townies are present, all the sims from Bluewater Village have moved to the main hood and I added the Kat and Kim families. (And it is quite fun to take a break from the others and return to these familiar faces at times).

Besides, I have always had a soft spot for Goopy and for Benjamin Long - after all, in my very first hood in my very first game, my very first sim family's eldest daughter married him
Alchemist
#10837 Old 26th Aug 2021 at 9:28 PM
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Originally Posted by simsample
@omglo In my current neighbourhood which is around 10 (real) years old, he is almost elder and has used the elixir a few times. His parents were in this hood too. But he has been in many neighbourhoods, and suffered many fates. My favourite thing is to just put him in a neighbourhood as a townie, so that he turns up and annoys you whenever there is a party. I had him in Sims 1, sims 3 and sims 4 as well!

That's really cool, thanks.

On townies, I like the Maxis versions, but I only like to have one version of them at a time. So if I have the Pleasantview townies in Pleasantview, I don't also want them to be in all my custom hoods.
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#10838 Old 26th Aug 2021 at 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by omglo
On townies, I like the Maxis versions, but I only like to have one version of them at a time. So if I have the Pleasantview townies in Pleasantview, I don't also want them to be in all my custom hoods.
I agree. I want the Pleasantview townies in Pleasantview, and my own townies in my own 'hoods. And that, by and large, is what I've got. When I create a new 'hood, I make sure the Pleasantview template is removed from the Program Files, so the game can't import the townies from it. I either make my townies in CAS, or let the game generate them with the Townie Tree. (Mine is a Tree -- not a Gun!)

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My Simblr ~~ My LJ
Sims' lives matter!
The Veronaville kids are alright.
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#10839 Old 27th Aug 2021 at 2:24 AM Last edited by HarVee : 27th Aug 2021 at 4:42 AM.
I've been listening to songs from TS1, TS2 BG, Urbz and Bustin' Out a lot and noticed that the Simlish is more pronounced and fluent sounding in the older songs. The licensed music isn't settling well for me anymore so I've been turning off the licensed soundtrack in the options.

Hoh Abba Dah No
I chase time with this dope rhyme and it's fine

Top Secret Researcher
#10840 Old 27th Aug 2021 at 9:26 AM
I'm honestly glad that there's now a version of Pleasantview that's without the standard townies, prior to that I had a home-made version where I had removed them myself with Simpe, and probably had a lot of corruption because of that. And before that I just ignored them as best as I could for years.
I just prefer to make my own Townies, especially so I can avoid double names, the very cartoony faces and overall give them a more coordinated appearance (as in better hair and clothing that doesn't clash and things like that) The only one among the Pleasantview Townies I like is Kaylynne Langerak, due to how tied she is to the storyline of Pleasantview.
Similarly the only Bin Sim I like is Tara Kat, since again she seems to be somewhat tied to Pleasantview if she's a descendant of Gina Kat from Sims 1. Though I also sometimes use the Ottomases but only after genetically alter g their faces to be less cartoony (or sometimes I just make my own version of them, for the same reason) I know a lot of people like the cartoony faces and that's good for them, but I don't and it's my game I play

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#10841 Old 27th Aug 2021 at 2:34 PM
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Originally Posted by AndrewGloria
I agree. I want the Pleasantview townies in Pleasantview, and my own townies in my own 'hoods. And that, by and large, is what I've got. When I create a new 'hood, I make sure the Pleasantview template is removed from the Program Files, so the game can't import the townies from it. I either make my townies in CAS, or let the game generate them with the Townie Tree. (Mine is a Tree -- not a Gun!)


I have never played Pleasantview - and never will, after being in that hood just long enough to leave Don in a pool without a ladder So my feeling is that - if that were to be the default game - I would have been denied a lot of things, such as the charm of Goopy, the fun Benjamin can be, the fights that are caused by Kennedy Cox and the loveliness of Meadow Futa - so there's that
Instructor
#10842 Old 27th Aug 2021 at 8:04 PM
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Originally Posted by simsample
@omglo In my current neighbourhood which is around 10 (real) years old, he is almost elder and has used the elixir a few times. His parents were in this hood too. But he has been in many neighbourhoods, and suffered many fates. My favourite thing is to just put him in a neighbourhood as a townie, so that he turns up and annoys you whenever there is a party. I had him in Sims 1, sims 3 and sims 4 as well!



I kinda wish I had a sim like this that I just used for everything. I did have one, a teen boy named Kim, who I used to make a terribly embarrassing video telling an irl guy I had a crush on him in high school (the sim was talking). I then again used him for various sims music videos, which sadly nowadays aren't on youtube anymore because unlike the good ol youtube days you can't just chuck a whole irl song in there anymore this all in addition to playing him normally in his normal sim life, where he ran a furniture store with his grandma.
But many many years ago he, along with all my other sims, neighborhoods, stories and clusterf**k of cc off the exchange - did not survive the transfer from dinosaur PC to schmancy laptop because I thought that starting afresh was the best idea.
I'm really quite awful at saving/keeping things. I do actually enjoy starting fresh from time to time, and whenever I do I just straight up delete everything, thereby banishing all my simmies into the void, with no trace of their existence other than my own memory.
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#10843 Old 27th Aug 2021 at 10:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Justpetro
I have never played Pleasantview - and never will, after being in that hood just long enough to leave Don in a pool without a ladder So my feeling is that - if that were to be the default game - I would have been denied a lot of things, such as the charm of Goopy, the fun Benjamin can be, the fights that are caused by Kennedy Cox and the loveliness of Meadow Futa - so there's that

Meadow Futa... now I wanna know what Alvin Futa and Meadow Thayer's kids would look like...
Mad Poster
#10844 Old 28th Aug 2021 at 8:52 AM
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Originally Posted by sugoisama
Meadow Futa... now I wanna know what Alvin Futa and Meadow Thayer's kids would look like...


Oh, they are quite good-looking, and they met when I sent them both to Uni in order to fill up one of my 6-room dorms And young Ivy Copur has become Ivy Centowski, married to Orlando
Instructor
#10845 Old 28th Aug 2021 at 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Justpetro
Oh, they are quite good-looking, and they met when I sent them both to Uni in order to fill up one of my 6-room dorms And young Ivy Copur has become Ivy Centowski, married to Orlando


I just married those two in my game as well. They are a cute couple.
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#10846 Old 28th Aug 2021 at 6:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Justpetro
I would have been denied a lot of things, such as the charm of Goopy, the fun Benjamin can be, the fights that are caused by Kennedy Cox and the loveliness of Meadow Futa - so there's that


Or you could have had a completely different set of characters to discover, which might have turned out as good or maybe even better. I just wish Sims 2 would have had an easy way to change and remove townies. That's one of the things I envy about Sims 4.

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#10847 Old 28th Aug 2021 at 8:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Orphalesion
Or you could have had a completely different set of characters to discover, which might have turned out as good or maybe even better. I just wish Sims 2 would have had an easy way to change and remove townies. That's one of the things I envy about Sims 4.

Unpopular opinion, but I just can't bring myself to like randomly generated characters as pre-made ones. Maybe it's the fact that there was some thought put into pre-made ones, I don't know, but I never liked playing with randomly generated townies for some reason. They just seemed more boring to me than like, the ones from the maxis hoods.

This also works in other games too, for some reason. For example, there's this social sim game I found recently where the whole point is that you interact with a set of randomly generated characters and watch as they make friends and enemies alongside you. And even in that game, I only talked to the like 6 pre-made characters, put into it to test rarer character traits. Literally no idea why. I just can't get attached to randos I guess.
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#10848 Old 29th Aug 2021 at 3:12 AM
I must admit that after playing a 'vanilla' Pleasantview, I really don't like it or the other 2 hoods-why? Because after all these years, the canon storylines are so well known and played through, the characters are limited and boring to me.

It's not that I haven't played them-I've played a Megahood, and I know all of them..but they're so boring now. That's why I need to play my own created neighborhoods because I don't know how things will turn out. The pixels do surprise me from time to time, and even challenge. me.

Don, Dina, Nina and all the rest are just the same characters time after time, and their story-lines are pretty predictable, as are their reactions to things.Plus, they're rather dated for their personalities-Don's the womanizer, Dina's the wannabe golddigger, etc.

It's just too rote for me.

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#10849 Old 29th Aug 2021 at 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by CASnarl
But many many years ago he, along with all my other sims, neighborhoods, stories and clusterf**k of cc off the exchange - did not survive the transfer from dinosaur PC to schmancy laptop

Aww, shame- it's sometimes fun to look back on the sims you used to play with!
Although, once I built a neighbourhood for my daughter, and I put Sim Sample in there as a townie- she was not happy! And she spent a long time trying to kill him off. Eventually she moved him in with someone and had a satellite fall on him!

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#10850 Old 29th Aug 2021 at 1:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Orphalesion
Or you could have had a completely different set of characters to discover, which might have turned out as good or maybe even better. I just wish Sims 2 would have had an easy way to change and remove townies. That's one of the things I envy about Sims 4.


I have other townies in my other hoods.
However, having played the vanilla game for a longer time than most - not having access to proper working internet back in the day, since I was living in the mountains in South Africa - I got attached to the PV townies. I played my first custom hood for many years before it did the vanish into space thing one day - and by that time, most of the townies were not townies anymore. The game, of course, generated new ones, so I kind of got that too
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