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Instructor
#101 Old 22nd Feb 2020 at 10:37 AM
I once tried to have a spreadsheet. All it had was the names, I really don't' have the energy or the patience, to write everything down. Kudos to anyone who can

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Lab Assistant
#102 Old 10th Jul 2020 at 4:33 AM
@Bulbizarre - Your database is looking really good. I had been trying to see if I could make something like that with OpenOffice, but I could never figure out how to correlate between tables and forms very well.

I took a look at the file you uploaded in the very start. I was able to take a look at what you did and even got something to work with OpenOffice - except for one of the forms that has a subform in it. (Guess I need to learn that one. )

Anyway before I start to ramble, I was wondering if you would be willing to share you more updated file. (The screenshots are looking really juicy - from an overall point of view.) I would love to be able to test it out and maybe even work it into OpenOffice. (I can't promise anything, @kestrellyn, but I might be able to do it if I have something guiding me.)

@FranH - I was heavily beta testing with Reba with SimTracker 2. We had a lot going with it, but there were a lot of bugs. I never had the source code and I am not where even as good at programming as she was, so I don't even think I could get anything working even if I tried. (I don't even have the program because my gaming computer literally exploded, and I lost everything Sims related. I only now got a new computer, so I am trying to scrap as much I can to get back to where I was with Sims. Some things are just lost. )
Top Secret Researcher
#103 Old 10th Jul 2020 at 4:56 AM
Since I got a new computer and installed Windows 10 I moved my spreadsheet over to Excel now because I got an actual honest-to-god MS Office package with my computer, so figuring out how to do charts with OpenOffice Base is no longer really part of my plan. I don't, however, have Access, and I'm not sure I want to actually shell out for it just so I can track sims. What I did find out before I switched was that the chart functionality in OpenOffice Base appears to be broken, so if you want charts you may be out.
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Inventor
#104 Old 17th Jul 2020 at 5:43 AM
Like a few other people in here have said, I don't bother with spreadsheets for TS2; I usually just jot a few notes in a Sim's Bio (usually that Sim's bodyshape, so I won't forget which clothes I need to buy for him or her)...stuff like "Rio / Mad Scientist" or "5 fights w/ Mortimer Goth, W/L: 4/1"...stuff like that. You can easily check certain details in-game (like a Sim's parents, children, One True Hobby, et al), so I don't bother noting those.

But as far as my recently rediscovered love for that old landmark MicroProse RPG, Darklands? Oh, yes...I keep handwritten spreadsheets up one side and down the other, just so I can keep track of all my party's quests in Darklands!


(Would you believe that this is the fifth sheet of paper that I've gone through with my new Darklands party? You can easily rack up dozens of quests in that game, and as wonderful a game as Darklands is, MicroProse didn't provide any in-game menu for keeping track of quests! What else could I do? )

That does count as a spreadsheet, right? :-/

"$21! Oh, how COULD you?" --Kankritty
Mad Poster
#105 Old 26th Jul 2020 at 3:12 PM
@icemandeaf

Sorry I took so long to get back, but here's an empty version of my current database I sent to someone a while ago: https://simfil.es/1821337/

Notes:
- Most of the stuff you'll be able to enter via form. But use the Neighbourhoods table to enter your main hood/subhood details instead.
- There's a few hidden objects, mostly subforms and queries used for sorting. They're unhidden if you want to poke about. If you want to re-hide them right-click somewhere on the left sidebar and use the checkbox in Navigation options.
- I forgot to change the header of the main form before uploading it. Just use design mode to change "Sims of Oakbrook" to whatever you prefer.
- There's some odd flickering when moving around the form because of the coding tricks I used for it. Wasn't really able to do much about it. Also the "Family" tab in the Sim section is empty because I didn't get around to finishing it.
- Double-click the big empty squares in the form to attach pictures. If you use Chris Hatch's version of SimPE, there's a neighbourhood export there to grab all the sim/family portraits.
- A few of the form details are specific to my own setup (e.g. bank accounts and college funds, take-home salary for the Sim Salary bonus scheme mod, etc).

I'm secretly a Bulbasaur. | Formerly known as ihatemandatoryregister

Usually hanging out in Sim Crafters these days. | Looking for SimWardrobe's mods? | Or Dizzy's? | Faiuwle/rufio's too! | smorbie1's Chris Hatch archives | Welcome to Oakbrook.
Lab Assistant
#106 Old 27th Jul 2020 at 7:51 AM
Made some family trees in MS Paint just to help me keep track of generations in the hood. But I don't know if I saved it.
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