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Top Secret Researcher
#26 Old 11th Sep 2021 at 9:44 PM
Just curious, what is your definition of "being hacked"?
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#27 Old 11th Sep 2021 at 10:31 PM
Getting a password changed behind the scenes, that you did not change

that is what I would figure happens more times to people who have been, like when You create a password for Windows XP and write the thing down on paper and nobody has been anywhere near your PC, or your Password and all of a sudden you enter that passwords and can't log in. says you've entered an invalid password.

Files start appearing on your hard drive that you didn't not put their like if someone starts putting porn and then linking your PC to the police to get you arrested, while leaving no trace evidence behind. Getting locked out of all your files in a ransomware attack,

Having something combine the sims 1 and the sims 2 files together as one game, somehow, like the sims 2 icons changing into the sims 1 icons and having sims in the sims 2 no longer blink or move there eyes or face just like in the sims 1. instead having stationary eyes in the sims 2 and when you tell your sims what to do, the face is blacked out. in then eyes and mouth.

brand new Computer catches on fire and won't turn off and you can smell it burning, until you force it off, the sims 2 disc becomes a boot disc and all of a sudden the Windows is reading the sims 2 as a boot disc,

ALL Of the above has happened to people that have been before.


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#28 Old 11th Sep 2021 at 11:00 PM
Are you still using Windows XP now? I've had computers catch fire before; and yes the computer will try to boot from a disc in the CD drive if it is set to in the BIOS. The sims problems could be bad CC or low spec graphics chip.
For the password thing; I worked in tech support for many years, and it's surprising the amount of people who swear they are typing the password correctly, but they actually aren't.
What problems with your computer, or account here, are you actually having now, today, that we can help you to solve? It does sound like you had a bad experience with malware that is making you a bit scared of being attacked, so maybe if you tell us what problems you have, what operating system and software you run then we could help.

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#29 Old 11th Sep 2021 at 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by simsample
Are you still using Windows XP now? I've had computers catch fire before; and yes the computer will try to boot from a disc in the CD drive if it is set to in the BIOS. The sims problems could be bad CC or low spec graphics chip.
For the password thing; I worked in tech support for many years, and it's surprising the amount of people who swear they are typing the password correctly, but they actually aren't.
What problems with your computer, or account here, are you actually having now, today, that we can help you to solve? It does sound like you had a bad experience with malware that is making you a bit scared of being attacked, so maybe if you tell us what problems you have, what operating system and software you run then we could help.


no problems today fortunately, thanks for offering to help, I learned from the hacking experience. I am not scared of being attacked I am just angry because I didn't deserve to be hacked for 16 years, I eventually got help, when my phone kept connected, I've learned to deal with these things but it scared me for life as a teenager, and I even vowed to take my own life because of the anger I had because of it, nothing I could do, and they I assume were probably laughing their asses off behind their little screens while I suffered.

PC games became disc would no longer install because of corruption on that HP XP Machine, and whoever these people were they made my life a living hell, and I still can't get over the fact that, they did this to me. I got blamed by people for hallucinating and because of my mental illness and my age at this time no body believed me, it's not the same today, but I am still angry about the experience, I lost a lot of good games and PC's because of someone I didn't even know.

I was in highschool and 16 these people in their 20's would do drive bys at my highschool and tell me it's my birthday, whatever that meant, they were evil, I didn't deserve that

the hacking slowed down after WIndows 7 and 10
Scholar
#30 Old 12th Sep 2021 at 2:30 AM
password (if trivial enough to make dictionary attack) used on different service (mail, forum etc.) could be just trawled with millions of others (check your accounts if they weren't on some of the known lists: https://haveibeenpwned.com/ ). It happens regularly. Though borking someone's mts account - that something requiring particular and pointless dedication for which could be suspected probably only seriously mentally troubled exes.

You've been experiencing a lot of glory of malware I suppose (these wonderful early 2000and XP, and Internet bonanza).
And don't be surprised by possibility of typing the password wrong. I've once put the whole IT division on high alert blocking myself from access to routers. The outcome was... adventurous. Mess happens.

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#31 Old 12th Sep 2021 at 3:52 AM Last edited by simmer22 : 12th Sep 2021 at 4:39 AM.
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Originally Posted by Aspersim
Getting a password changed behind the scenes, that you did not change
...
ALL Of the above has happened to people that have been before.
me? everything but the porn


Sounds more like you were hit very hard by malware attacks. Still not sure about hacking, though. Hackers tend to be more interested in attacking where they can trick people or organizations out of money. Serious hackers are not interested in your simming accounts (that's usually disgruntled exes, or friends/foes/people who know you well enough to guess your passwords and decided to troll you for whatever reason).

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Originally Posted by Aspersim
Getting a password changed behind the scenes, that you did not change
that is what I would figure happens more times to people who have been, like when You create a password for Windows XP and write the thing down on paper and nobody has been anywhere near your PC, or your Password and all of a sudden you enter that passwords and can't log in. says you've entered an invalid password.


Everyone can type a password wrong. If you accidentally leave CapsLock on, or don't hit the Shift button three times in a row, or type too fast and hit the wrong buttons (been way too close to do that multiple times, probably done it a few times as well). After a few tries some sites will lock you out automatically for trying too many times. Even E-mail accounts do this. Doesn't always need to mean someone changed your password. If you've managed to lock yourself out of the mail you used for that account too, then you've got a problem. These days you can use your phone or a second E-mail or some other form of 2nd verification as a safety mechanism, so at least there are options now.

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Originally Posted by Aspersim
Having something combine the sims 1 and the sims 2 files together as one game, somehow, like the sims 2 icons changing into the sims 1 icons and having sims in the sims 2 no longer blink or move there eyes or face just like in the sims 1. instead having stationary eyes in the sims 2 and when you tell your sims what to do, the face is blacked out. in then eyes and mouth.


This sounds more like an install issue (not having anything to do with TS1, as TS1 doesn't use the Package format - I don't think anything TS1 would show up in TS2), or a CC incompatibility issue.

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Originally Posted by Aspersim
Files start appearing on your hard drive that you didn't not put their like if someone starts putting porn and then linking your PC to the police to get you arrested, while leaving no trace evidence behind. Getting locked out of all your files in a ransomware attack,


I don't think I've heard of anyone getting their PC linked to the police to get them arrested. Usually hackers don't want the police involved.

Files appearing on your harddrive without you saving them there happens all the time, but it doesn't always mean hackers or malware did it. If you use internet and various programs, the computer saves cookies and cache files etc. in various folders, and unless you have very spesific knowledge of where they save to, it can appear as if something weird is going on even if it isn't. Besides, a decent antivirus program should be able to distinguish between good and bad files.

Getting locked out of your files is usually how a ransomware attack would work. Other malware can vary in their attacks.

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Originally Posted by Aspersim
brand new Computer catches on fire and won't turn off and you can smell it burning


A similar thing happened to someone I know who builds computer (not the disc issue, though). Turned out there was something very critical missing in the build. Can't remember what they'd done wrong (been a while since he told the story), but newly built computer and it almost caught on fire due to a critical build error. Missing CPU cooling paste or fans the wrong way around or wires put in the wrong place or something like that. So brand new computer doesn't necessarily mean it can't have critical problems without hackers being on the loose.
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#32 Old 12th Sep 2021 at 9:53 AM
I really want to believe in the victims of gang stalking, but the way you express yourself reminds me more of autism than anything else, and look, I don't speak English, but I can tell that something is wrong. Either that or you are a stubborn person who does not listen, they have helped you countless times in this forum, they even offered to clean your custom neighborhood, and you only make more nonsensical posts.
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#33 Old 12th Sep 2021 at 12:18 PM Last edited by Aspersim : 12th Sep 2021 at 12:45 PM.
You don't know people if you think there are no people out there that would never torment you for fun, I've had a tech once posing as a Microsoft tech uninstall my Glamour Life in front of me, and therefore corrupted my install of the sims 2, and no I did not pay him and he was satisficed enough that he just disconnected and hung up the phone without charging me a cent.

Quit telling me that everything I say is wrong because I am not stupid, and I never called any of you so quit.

Same guy tried it again? I disconnect him off my computer and he started threating to kick my ass so I hung up on him, I don't know who he is he has an Arabic Indian or Philippine Accent not sure which. It could be him because that same guy keeps calling my house telling me I've been hacked. He never stops telling me that Someone bought an Iphone under my name from Amazon.com, then someone keeps calling my house and hanging up. it's happen to me for 9 years now, I been having these issues for 16 ongoing years

Luckily My family member was able to save everything on my moms computer this year using Linux when she was locked out of Windows 10, Windows 10 PC was running and all of a sudden it crashed Windows would no longer boot and my family member is an advanced tech so if someone decides to break this computer I'll just get it fixed.

I already admitted to being mentality ill before, but I am not stupid

Everything was undetected by my moms anti-malware and she only has one, because If you have 2 or more anti-malware they can cause conflict and not work
Field Researcher
#34 Old 12th Sep 2021 at 1:01 PM
Okay, but you could understand that the people who help you tend to have a lot of experience and looking at what they tell you maybe you can fix a lot of things. It actually feels bad talking to you like this because I like all creative people, like you, but sometimes you don't seem to understand the tone of the conversations. You close in being afraid of tools that you do not know, and in reality that is not a bad thing, it happens to all of us, just do not make statements that could lead someone who makes a quick search to be wrong. And accept the help of others, read things carefully, and if necessary several times. You could upload your clean neighborhood for people to enjoy and yet you are not doing it out of stubbornness. I wish they told me that I just have to build and they do everything else to me. xDDD
About boolproop, I believed the same, but in reality it only shows things that are happening in the background, (errors or mod conflicts that are sometimes harmless, for example ...)
And about the fear that you have of simpe, yes, there are complicated things, but there are other very basic and tremendously simple things that even began to take away my fear and that is why I dared to upload a personalized and relatively clean neighborhood. The goal is that people who play it can play it for years without corruption, nothing more.
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#35 Old 12th Sep 2021 at 1:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Sokisims
Okay, but you could understand that the people who help you tend to have a lot of experience and looking at what they tell you maybe you can fix a lot of things. It actually feels bad talking to you like this because I like all creative people, like you, but sometimes you don't seem to understand the tone of the conversations. You close in being afraid of tools that you do not know, and in reality that is not a bad thing, it happens to all of us, just do not make statements that could lead someone who makes a quick search to be wrong. And accept the help of others, read things carefully, and if necessary several times. You could upload your clean neighborhood for people to enjoy and yet you are not doing it out of stubbornness. I wish they told me that I just have to build and they do everything else to me. xDDD
About boolproop, I believed the same, but in reality it only shows things that are happening in the background, (errors or mod conflicts that are sometimes harmless, for example ...)
And about the fear that you have of simpe, yes, there are complicated things, but there are other very basic and tremendously simple things that even began to take away my fear and that is why I dared to upload a personalized and relatively clean neighborhood. The goal is that people who play it can play it for years without corruption, nothing more.


thank you for understanding and being kind Sokisims
Mad Poster
#36 Old 12th Sep 2021 at 3:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Aspersim
I've had a tech once posing as a Microsoft tech uninstall my Glamour Life in front of me, and therefore corrupted my install of the sims 2, and no I did not pay him and he was satisficed enough that he just disconnected and hung up the phone without charging me a cent.


These types of phone calls are common. They tell you there's an issue with your computer (there usually isn't - sometimes there's a virus attack on your computer that pulls up a phone number you can call to "fix" the problem, but most of the time they just call random numbers and say there's an issue). "Microsoft" scammers and other type of scammers have been around for a while now. Letting them gain remote access to your computer is pretty much the worst thing you do, because it's exactly what they want.

Blocking the numbers or not answering them might help (assuming you can see the number calling, and they use some kind of out-of-area/country number, or if you can search up the phone number to see who it is - usually it's registered to either a random company or random person you don't know). If you keep answering, they'll just keep bothering you.
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#37 Old 12th Sep 2021 at 4:21 PM Last edited by Aspersim : 12th Sep 2021 at 4:50 PM.
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Originally Posted by FranH
To be precise, a total clean re-install of the game involves at least a few days of getting all the EP's and SP's in the computer, putting back in all the CC you have, all the mods, everything.

You want to do a total reinstall? Take about a week off because that's what is going to be involved. I've only done it officially 4 times in my entire Sims 2 time-over 16 years, and 5 computers.

It is a big fat PITA and I don't do it for fun. Don't recommend this as a solution to bad mods/CC.

Instead, try the 50/50 method, take out the troublesome mod, try HCDU.

Anything but a total reinstall.


what kind of work do you do FranH that takes you so long? to reinstall Sims 2 and all stuff packs? and put All your Custom Content back in?

Do you take breaks from your PC AFK and do other choirs while you are installing your game? How old is your Oldest Sims 2 PC with having all Stuff packs?

Mine is a PC with an Athlon AMD Processor from 1999, it was a custom build, with Windows XP the Athlon this was back in 2007-2009 when I had all Expansion packs installed with using a PC that had parts as old as 1999. it would take me less then 4 hours to do this but? when I would play the game every loading screen was 5-7 minutes long.
just a girl
#38 Old 12th Sep 2021 at 8:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Aspersim
I wanted to help Lamare help her downloaders since I've noticed a lot of her comments were about people not getting this to work on their end so I wanted to help,

It's nice of you to try to help, but I wouldn't worry. There were only a handful of people, and given that the mod has thousands of downloads, it's normal that a few users would have issues. It's probably a mod conflict or missing EP, as Jo said. Hopefully, those people figured it out and got it working and just didn't come back to tell about it. One person did.

I agree with others that reinstallation of the game shouldn't be advised for troubleshooting issues with mods not working. Because it won't even help in most cases.

On a side note, I recently installed the game on my new machine and it is indeed a pain. You don't just install the game files, you also do graphic rules, 4GB patch and other little tweaks nowadays.
Mad Poster
#39 Old 12th Sep 2021 at 9:11 PM
Yeah, I just reinstalled after my main hard drive died suddenly in the night, and even though I was able to skip a lot of steps at the end because I had the game installed on a different drive and could just copy over my patched files and cheats and bin items and scriptorium, it still took me a good chunk of the day just to install all of the various CDs and their patches. I do have the game on Origin, so I suppose I could've saved some time just downloading it all from there, but it seemed sensible to keep the same game setup. But if you want a new, clean game environment that works like a fresh install, just rename the folder in My Documents and let the game make a new one. It's that easy!
Alchemist
#40 Old 12th Sep 2021 at 9:33 PM
I'm going to ignore the past few posts because it seems clear to me you have a few different mental health conditions that probably don't need to be discussed here.

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Originally Posted by Aspirsim
I'll let the mods or her decide if she want to keep the comment...

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Originally Posted by Aspersim
it was deleted by an admin already


But this attitude. This attitude is the problem. It comes across as rude. People explained to you that with your advice you could cause more problems in peoples games, but instead of apologising and deleting the comment, you put responsibility on other people to delete it "if they decide to". It's just cruel to purposely put other peoples games at risk, especially given what you've said about the difficulties you've faced when trying to play the game.

As a side note, due to work and kids. I can only play between the hours of 9pm-10:30pm on a good day. Honestly if I was to reinstall my game, my neighbourhoods, all my mods and cc... it would probably take about a week. I have enough trouble finding the time to back up my megahood and put it off for.. way longer than I care to admit... It's not like everyone can just uninstall/reinstall their games when the mood strikes.

~Your friendly neighborhood ginge
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#41 Old 12th Sep 2021 at 9:36 PM
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Originally Posted by sushigal007
But if you want a new, clean game environment that works like a fresh install, just rename the folder in My Documents and let the game make a new one. It's that easy!

Well, to be fair, it's not exactly the same as the fresh install, but for the most purposes it is enough.
Mad Poster
#42 Old 12th Sep 2021 at 9:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Lamare
Well, to be fair, it's not exactly the same as the fresh install, but for the most purposes it is enough.


Lol, I very nearly went back to sneakily edit in an 'almost' there. But yeah, it's generally close enough for troubleshooting CC.

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Originally Posted by Bigsimsfan12
I have enough trouble finding the time to back up my megahood and put it off for.. way longer than I care to admit...


I beg of you, please do it ASAP! I had absolutely no warning signs when my hard drive died last month and if I didn't happen to have all of my Sims stuff on a completely separate drive, I would've lost weeks of gameplay and all my most recent downloads!
Alchemist
#43 Old 12th Sep 2021 at 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by sushigal007
I beg of you, please do it ASAP! I had absolutely no warning signs when my hard drive died last month and if I didn't happen to have all of my Sims stuff on a completely separate drive, I would've lost weeks of gameplay and all my most recent downloads!

Mhm I really should. My laptop has been on its last legs for a bit now and I finally bought a new external hardrive. Maybe that will be my goal for tomorrow.

~Your friendly neighborhood ginge
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#44 Old 13th Sep 2021 at 1:25 AM Last edited by Aspersim : 13th Sep 2021 at 4:45 AM.
May I suggest buying an older computer? with an older video card it should be cheaper then buying a new PC and a lot easier than needing to mess with graphic setting and such, I've talked to people that have multiple PC's one for retro like the sims and one for modern, The Sims 2 is old and it better played with at least an old video card, besides a modern video cards can cost an arm and a leg these days anyway

And you can still buy old video cards off amazon here This is mine currently and I have a vary small inexpensive 2014 motherboard too

this part can still be purchased new (in the box) and was originally manufactured in year (2009) (for desktop PC's) "image in spoiler"

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=GeForce+210&ref=nb_sb_noss_2



(edit) but You will need to know how to put it into your PC or have someone else

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Originally Posted by Lamare
It's nice of you to try to help, but I wouldn't worry. There were only a handful of people, and given that the mod has thousands of downloads, it's normal that a few users would have issues. It's probably a mod conflict or missing EP, as Jo said. Hopefully, those people figured it out and got it working and just didn't come back to tell about it. One person did.

I agree with others that reinstallation of the game shouldn't be advised for troubleshooting issues with mods not working. Because it won't even help in most cases.

On a side note, I recently installed the game on my new machine and it is indeed a pain. You don't just install the game files, you also do graphic rules, 4GB patch and other little tweaks nowadays.


Glad You could join the conversation Lamare

(edit) that desktop video card I mentioned should also work for the sims 3, But? although according to what I read The Sims Medieval is marked at "Fair" compatibility and that is coming from the manufacturer software on my end

According to google though
Google searches

What graphics card does Sims 3 use?
Supported Video Cards: Nvidia GeForce series: FX5900 or greater, G100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150, GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295; ATI Radeon™ series: ATI Radeon 9500 series of greater, X300, X600, X700, X800, X850, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950, 2400, 2600, 2900, 3450, 3650, 3850, 3870, 4850, ...

Is a GeForce 210 good for gaming?
But it's weak card and is not suitable for any "cool" games like - Bf3, mw3, skyrim... But it would be nice if you could specify what hides under "gaming" for you. Any way you could aim for Gt220, it's still low-end, not very far more costly(+~10-20$), but it's far more better then Gt210



question?
On The Sims 3 Forum
WILL THE NVIDIA GEFORCE 210 WORK FOR THE SIMS 3?
https://forums.thesims.com/en_us/di...-for-the-sims-3

post copy from TS3 forum member
According to the box it will run on Nvidia Geforce series FX5900 or better and all Nvidia G, GT, GTS and GTX cards

Edit: just copied this from the game readme file:-

Windows Supported Video Cards

NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) series
FX5900 or greater
G 100, GT 120, GT 130, GTS 150
GTS 250, GTX 260, GTX 275, GTX 280, GTX 285, GTX 295
* Please note that the GeForce 6100 and 7100
cards are not supported

ATI Radeon(TM) series
9500 Series or greater
X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950,
2400, 2600, 2900
3450, 3650, 3850, 3870
4850, 4870, 4890 series or greater

Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA)
GMA 3-Series, GMA 4-Series

EDIT again:_

* The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista.
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#45 Old 13th Sep 2021 at 9:06 PM
Who the heck has money, or better yet, space for two pc's?! I've got a tiny, cramped office. And when I sew I have to pull the machine out and put it away. lol
Alchemist
#46 Old 13th Sep 2021 at 9:23 PM
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Originally Posted by HugeLunatic
Who the heck has money, or better yet, space for two pc's?! I've got a tiny, cramped office. And when I sew I have to pull the machine out and put it away. lol

I mean... if I take the crib out of my room... I could probably fit a PC. It would probably wake me up less too

(That being said, I would still need a place to put another PC, as I currently only have a laptop)

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#47 Old 13th Sep 2021 at 9:39 PM
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Originally Posted by HugeLunatic
Who the heck has money, or better yet, space for two pc's?!

I have almost as many computers as I have cars, but I will never have as many cars and computers as I do stereos. Oh and musical instruments too. And vinyl records. The correct number of any of the aforementioned is n+1.
(This makes me sound like I'm a millionaire, but I'm not- I just never throw anything away! I have cars and computers and records and guitars that are older than most of the MTS users. So yeah, I have a tiny house full of lots of crap! )

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#48 Old 13th Sep 2021 at 9:55 PM
I see some holes and contradictions in your mathematical statement right there, simsample, but I'll let it slide. Otherwise, teach me for which n in N does n+1<n+1
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#49 Old 13th Sep 2021 at 10:56 PM Last edited by Aspersim : 14th Sep 2021 at 12:47 AM.
I have 2 PC's but one is a studio/radio station computer and the other is strictly for older games, I play 2 primary games on my gaming PC The Sims 2, and Duke Nukem 3D. But I could not even afford one PC they were both gifts from family members, I am lucky to now have 2

one is in a separate room and is used for my rock mix music broadcast, I would provide the link it's a commercial free no talk, all music 24-7, broadcast but I am afraid it would get called down as spam.

You can even listen to it on Mobil devices in your car but like I said it's not sims related and probably would be deleted as spam
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#50 Old 14th Sep 2021 at 7:29 PM
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Originally Posted by simsample
And vinyl records.


Guilty.

Oh, I guess I forgot, I do have a laptop that I got custody of after a divorce. I use it for Yoga and meditation. Until it blue screens. haha The poor thing has PTSD from Iraq.

Although fingers crossed, it hasn't blue screened since I installed linux on it.
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