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#9901 Old 11th Aug 2020 at 2:19 PM
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Originally Posted by HarVee
Housemix station... but where's the house music?

It's one of the "radio stations" available on the DJ booths. I don't think this station is available on normal stereos.
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#9902 Old 11th Aug 2020 at 7:37 PM
My close friend is having some rough times with her boyfriend and this morning I got a text saying he kicked over her trashcan. My first thought was "I can't believe people actually do that when they get mad, I thought it was just a sims thing!"

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Mad Poster
#9903 Old 11th Aug 2020 at 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by BeckyBoo8
Where do you think Pleasantview takes place?

My whole life I've lived on the east coast of the US and been to every state on the coast. Otherwise I've only traveled to the west coast and Canada. I always thought of Pleasantview being in a place like my hometown because that's what I knew best and they're similar enough. This past week I went on my bday vacation trip with my bf to Kentucky (we went camping, so social distancing was maintained ) and I noticed a lot more similarities between Pleasantview and the area we were in. Especially with the trailer home area of Pleasantview, the Red had so many of those. It also had more lakes and mountains, much more like the Pleasantview terrain than where I'm from. I'd be interested to know what inspired the creators for Pleasantview, or if it was a just a random town.



I am convinced it's a mash-up of a couple Southern California suburbs. Like you have the big, fancy old house that looks like it should come from the east coast that has a widow's walk and all, clearly built by one of the railroad barons or silent films millionaires, back in the day. You've got the cute little stucco houses with the palm trees that (if the windows opened) actually work in the climate. You've got weird random non-climate suited houses from everywhere that people came from and put up what looked like home to them that really doesn't work . . . an old trailer park where people put the trailers on foundations and have sorta fixed them up a bit . . . (heck, if my town in Idaho were green, it could almost be here. We've got a couple little stucco houses that look like they probably leak like sieves during snow-melt, a general hodgepodge of catalog houses, a few people had more money than climate sense houses . . . but you'd have to put us on the dirt or desert terrain, and palms would freeze.)

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Mad Poster
#9904 Old 12th Aug 2020 at 1:22 AM
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Originally Posted by RoxEllen1965
It's one of the "radio stations" available on the DJ booths. I don't think this station is available on normal stereos.

No I mean where's the house music? It plays pop music for the euro releases and just the Junkie XL theme remix for north america users. There is no house music and no mix of it on this station. It leaves a sour taste in my mouth as a wasted potential station. I always wanted some banger '90s tunes.

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Mad Poster
#9905 Old 12th Aug 2020 at 1:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Sunbee
You've got the cute little stucco houses with the palm trees that (if the windows opened) actually work in the climate.

You want the windows to open?
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Mad Poster
#9906 Old 12th Aug 2020 at 2:40 AM
As far as where Pleasantview is, I'd also point out that the neighborhood expansion that came with Unleashed in TS1 had some pretty clear New Orleans/Cajun vibes to it.

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Instructor
#9907 Old 12th Aug 2020 at 12:37 PM
I just assumed that Pleasantview was supposed to be like, every single suburban town in America mashed together to create Anywhere, USA that everyone could relate to, sorta how Strangetown is literally in The Middle Of Nowhere with just two community lots that are pretty much re-purposed from something else. Then again, all I know about America is what I learned from cringe teen-dramas on the telly so I'm probably wrong lol
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#9908 Old 12th Aug 2020 at 2:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Charmful
My close friend is having some rough times with her boyfriend and this morning I got a text saying he kicked over her trashcan. My first thought was "I can't believe people actually do that when they get mad, I thought it was just a sims thing!"
Tell her to pick it up again quickly and put the rubbish back into it. And look out for cockroaches. If she does find some, tell her whatever she does, don't stamp on them. Call in an exterminator to get rid of them professionally. It will cost her money, but it's better than getting 'flu.

I wish my Sims and I had known all that when I was first starting to play.

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Lab Assistant
#9909 Old 13th Aug 2020 at 6:54 AM
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Originally Posted by sugoisama
I just assumed that Pleasantview was supposed to be like, every single suburban town in America mashed together to create Anywhere, USA that everyone could relate to, sorta how Strangetown is literally in The Middle Of Nowhere with just two community lots that are pretty much re-purposed from something else. Then again, all I know about America is what I learned from cringe teen-dramas on the telly so I'm probably wrong lol

Strangetown is definitely based on Area 51, Roswell, and all that. Pleasantview... takes place in SimCity of course Or actually, its suburbs. I guess I imagine midwestern U.S. Somewhere with 4 distinct seasons.
Mad Poster
#9910 Old 13th Aug 2020 at 11:44 PM
Gonna reinstall my game tomorrow probably. Got a new SSD I have to figure out how to mount in my computer. Hope it goes okay and I can get back to simming.

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#9911 Old 15th Aug 2020 at 11:14 AM
@HarVee, good luck with that! Spent a week sorting out the fallout from a new SSD install, and most of that was operating system trouble rather than the SSD. Worth it though; my game is a lot faster these days
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#9912 Old 15th Aug 2020 at 1:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Neverwinter_Knight77
Strangetown is definitely based on Area 51, Roswell, and all that.
So much so that I always feel that the place has a 1950s feel to it. Though perhaps the social attitudes of some of the locals are more medieval than 1950s. Buzz thinks that Olive is a witch, and I'm sure he thinks that she ought to be burnt. (Maybe having carnal knowledge of Death really does amount to witchcraft? What do you think?)


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Lab Assistant
#9913 Old 15th Aug 2020 at 11:29 PM
The Sims series is such a weird anachronism.

The Sims 1 had a big 1950s aesthetic to it, especially the cars. Still don't understand it. But then you had the plasma TV and the late 90s computers. The Brahma 2000 looked so much like my Windows 98 PC, particularly the monitor with attached speakers.

The Sims 2 brought things up to the modern age (at the time), early 2000s. I don't think the Sims themselves (Pleasantview) aged 50 years, but I may be wrong.

The Sims 3 was presumably present day, yet for the famous families, it was a prequel.

But I know, I'm overthinking Sims lore.
Mad Poster
#9914 Old 16th Aug 2020 at 12:22 AM
I constantly find it hilarious that the Sims 3 supposedly takes place 50 years before TS2, yet the cell phones are newer.

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#9915 Old 16th Aug 2020 at 2:36 AM Last edited by Shadow214 : 16th Aug 2020 at 11:51 PM.
I always found it weird how the Roomies never appeared again despite the fact that all the other Sims 1 base game families appeared in Pleasantview.
Mad Poster
#9916 Old 16th Aug 2020 at 3:47 AM
I have a headcanon that Melissa Roomies somehow ended up in Strangetown and is Kristen Loste. As for her lack of aging...well, it's Strangetown.

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Mad Poster
#9917 Old 16th Aug 2020 at 3:52 AM
That's some Maxis level whitewashing there, Bulb.

I resent that Mary Sue isn't Melissa and Chris's adopted daughter.

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#9918 Old 16th Aug 2020 at 4:51 AM
It's fun hearing about the sims in the EA Strangetown cummunity when I've got the Strangetown terrain map in use for my BACC in Dodge,Kansas set in the 1840's back when child labor was the rule before the town added a school and even for a long while after adding a school until into the 20th century it was still very commomplace for some child labor to take place with farming families.The Jankowsky and Hobbs families will probably take advantage of child labor when they start having children becuase they would need the help with chores and the children won't have school to fill up their days and would want something to do in the daytime.
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#9919 Old 16th Aug 2020 at 2:16 PM
There are so many continuity issues between Sims 1, 2 and 3 that I honestly just treat them as alternate universes.
As for the Roomies, when I played that beginning of Pleasantview hood I reintegrated them into the storyline; Melissa married the uncle of the Caliente sisters (and had a daughter; Katrina, the Caliente Cousin), while Chris married Michael Bachelor (Dina tried to marry him after Chris had died of old age).

And before somebody complains because I didn't marry them to each other; I'm gay myself, I always have a number of homosexual families (in the same neighbourhood I, for example, married Jane Stacks to a female descendant of the Crumplebottom family) I just didn't feel like making them a couple only because fandom decided that they are one.

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Instructor
#9920 Old 16th Aug 2020 at 4:41 PM
I was wondering why massive attraction, a reward to boost chemistry, was made the first reward for romance sims, then it hit me that it's probably the devs' way of mending the fact that they made romance the worst aspiration when it comes to chemistry
Mad Poster
#9921 Old 16th Aug 2020 at 10:08 PM
I can't think of any in-universe reason to justify the anchor sunken at the bottom of the log-rolling pit... did they just think we wouldn't notice it?

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Mad Poster
#9922 Old 16th Aug 2020 at 10:25 PM
There's a anchor? I never noticed that.

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#9923 Old 16th Aug 2020 at 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Orphalesion
There are so many continuity issues between Sims 1, 2 and 3 that I honestly just treat them as alternate universes.

In Sims 4, they replace the Caliente sisters' mom completely with a single mom named Katrina. Dina and Nina are teens, and Don Lothario is their mom's live-in boyfriend. Which implies a kind of creepy grooming angle if you consider Sims 2 and Sims 4 in the same universe.
Mad Poster
#9924 Old 17th Aug 2020 at 1:44 AM
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Originally Posted by HarVee
There's a anchor? I never noticed that.


It's faint, since it's more opaque water than most other things, but it is there!

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Instructor
#9925 Old 17th Aug 2020 at 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by inspiredzone
In Sims 4, they replace the Caliente sisters' mom completely with a single mom named Katrina. Dina and Nina are teens, and Don Lothario is their mom's live-in boyfriend. Which implies a kind of creepy grooming angle if you consider Sims 2 and Sims 4 in the same universe.

Nah, they're both adults. No weird Don-hitting-on-teenagers thing there. Unless you count Cassandra but luckily they never even met.

Now that you mention it, that Don might be a bit more on-brand than sims 2 Don. In the sims 2 it's hella easy for Don to get engaged and married, since you just have to woohoo him a couple times to make the relationship 100-100, but in the sims 4 I remember one of my sims proposed to him and he rejected (and caused her to die from embarassment). Such fun.
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