Game Updates

I have been really lax in keeping my updates on a regular schedule.

May saw me finally saving what families I could from the February/March hard drive issue.  June saw a lot of Sims 2 being played also.

Sims 3:

On May 10, I recovered the Vinson family.  By June 21, I knew something was wrong with Gemma and put up a poll.  The results are in and a new heiress will be raised and nurtured.

May 18 – Lavender Wishes: Chapter 27 was posted up after having to age everyone up from a year old save I found.

June 15 found Cola-Fizz Tart leaving the ISBI to start a Perfect Genetics Challenge.  So far there are six updates, starting here.

June 26 – Speaking of the Tart ISBI, they have had two updates.  Chapter 1 on June 26 and Chapter 2 just a second ago on July 5.

There is nothing new for the Parker Alphabetacy.  It keeps saying the game was saved with Expansion data no longer found.  I have not added, deleted, or changed anything.  I will get more indepth in fixing it later this month.

Sims 2:

For most of June, I have been doing a Test of Time Challenge for Sims 2 called Time Marches On.  I have about 26 updates for it so far starting with the Croze household.  Currently the generation 2 kids are hitting teen and the generation 3 kids are now being born.

In regards to Sims 4, I see nothing interesting and the rumors and arguments are getting old.  As of right this minute, I will NOT be buying this stupid ass game.

Vinson Update

Yet again, the Vinson’s have an issue.  The family was found on a backup disc from last year.  Gemma went from a college student back to a toddler.  Upon aging up to child, then teen, it became clear that she had lost her genetics completely.

I put up a Poll to have you choose what should be done.  With Sims 4 coming out in a few months, I really want to get this family completed.

Concordia 1 & 2

So, I have been working on my Parker Speedy Alphabetacy and my Midnight Sun Challenge (Post #1031 – Must be registered to view) when I saw the Lavender’s in my save games from last year sometime that was found on an old backup disc.

When I entered that old save, I was happy to note that all buy Johnny had been born.  I forced Ye to have the baby, a boy that I did name Johnny again and then aged up everyone to where they were in the last update.  I put them in the same world as the Parker’s, because I had spent a lot of time on it and I really like the sims I put in there.

Then I realized that story progression was not moving anyone around due to no housing.  I decided to do a series of homes for spares and the townies.

Concordia 1

Lot size: 15×10
Price: $11,665/$14,865
One bedroom
One bathroom
Kitchenette – No sink (I totally forgot, dur)
Living Room
Bedroom has a spot for a crib.
Basement.
No CC.
Ep’s and Sp’s: Supernatural, Seasons, IP and Late Night
Store content: Worthington’s Washbasin (Storybook Bathroom Set)

Note: To keep costs down, no decor or landscaping.

Download (goes in the library folder).

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As is, there is space for two sims and a baby, but with the some expansion upwards (or in the basement) you could shove more in.

Concordia 2

Lot size: 15×10

Price: $19,819/$31,013
One bedroom
One bathroom
Kitchenette
Living Room
Bedroom has a space for a crib.
Office/Writing area
No CC.
Ep’s/Sp’s: Supernatural, Seasons, WA, Late Night, Supernatural, Generations, Ambitions, HEL, ITF and Fast Lane
Store content: Listed Here

Download

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Space provided for two sims, but you could possibly replace the office area with a nursery if you needed too.  The bedroom does have space for a crib also.
I have a third one in progress.  All are different house types from pseudo-modern to traditional.  I am hoping to do about 10 of these, but who knows how far I will actually get.

New Hard Drive

The new hard drive is in.  Good thing Old Guy keeps this shit laying around collecting dust.  Plus my war with the internet company for the past five years finally culminated in me threatening their very existence about two weeks ago.

They finally came out and found out that I was paying $100 (yes triple digits) for 1 mb (highway robbery) but was only getting 25 kb/s.  They called it an “office mishap”, but now my nvidia driver update only took 30 minutes instead of the 3-4 hours.  I should be back up and simming, work permitting, in the next 24 hours!

Everything and all my blogs are now a total loss.  The light at the end of the tunnel is over at the Tart’s blog.  There are several option on how to proceed with them, so go on over and vote.  I just posted up a new poll while waiting for updates to download.

Sad, Sad Day

Well, I had thought I was losing my graphics card for the past few weeks, but I got that sorted out a couple of days ago when I uninstalled the past 30 driver updates and reinstalled the newest one.

Today, it was apparent by the large “Insert Boot Device” message that it was my hard drive.  In fact, it is my 3rd hard drive in two years.  Of course, this one was decades old and sucked ass anyway.

The actual bad news of the day is that all my saves are now gone.  Tart’s, Vinson’s, megahood.  Sims 3 and Sims 2 alike.  Old Guy says he will look at it after work, but I am not hopeful.  What’s even worse is that I have my Skyrim backups on my jump drive from the reformat a couple of months ago and so I never put my save back ups on there.  I was always so diligent in at least keeping my Tart’s and Vinson’s though, so yeah.  I suck.

Plus with the ear infection that I partially paid the $400 for I was told was gone.  So, instead of being able to buy a hard drive, I will now be wasting my life paying for that.  I’m moving to Canada where healthcare system isn’t a piece of shit.  All I have is my work laptop that can’t do anything but turn on so I can type up my dictations and an old hard drive from a hacked xbox.  Joy.  I don’t think it was more than 25gb, so no sims on that.

I will be consoling myself with chocolate, lots of foot stomping and curse words.  I did get Pokemon Y on my hacked 3ds, so there is that to do at least.

Rant Day

So, I reformatted my computer at the beginning of February.  The goal was to fix some registry issues and also solve some unknown (as per Crash Log Analyzer) crashes in Sims 3.  I ended up deleting my whole Sims 2 downloads folder so that I could start that fresh and more organized.  I got Sims 2 installed completely and then got Sims 3 installed up to the Movie Pack of all things.

I then spent the past 5 days adding about 12,000 packages to Sims 2.  No, that is no exaggeration.  I then played for several days crash free.  I had no interest in adding in Into the Future and just ignored it for over a week.  Why?  Because I DETEST the shit I have to go through as soon as it is installed.  Superpatch was added with the base game, I also patch each individual game as I install them, so that is not the problem.

My problem is having to add 20 games to my DEP settings.  Making sure to add that line in command prompt to allow this stupid ass game to use up more than 2gb of RAM and then, just to be safe, I have to do the LAA crap too.  THEN, after all that is done, I have to install more than 630 sims3packs so that my store content can be used.  Then, I have to hunt down all my non-EA worlds (in a zip file that is 20 gb) and add in all the ones that my legacies use.  Then making sure all my saves are going to be found (Again in a zip file that is 200gb..okay not really, but it is super big..40+ saves).  After that….Dealing with the shit from not having the correct CC for each save.  No, I do have my mods folder saved, but something in there was crashing my game.  So now, I get to spend the next 30 years of my life scouring through it and deleting it and starting over.

Then there is the fact that EA decided to patch twice and Twallan is retired.  Sure, they have people taking over his stuff, but I don’t know them.  We can’t call up Twallan to fix it if they fuck up his shit.  So, no.  I will not ever be patching past 1.63 unless something amazing and wonderful (like a monkey shitting gold) comes through the store.  I am happy to hear that I do not need to patch up for the new venue that I might get next week.

And that is my rant of hate for the week.  166 store items installed.  400 to go!  Oh and don’t forget the hair!  I have roughly 10,000 gbs of hair and makeup to add in next.  I am also going to add in all my freakin roofs that I spent a month downloading last year too.  I miss them!   Ugh, give me two seconds and I’ll find 100 other things to whine about too.

Maybe I will spend the day converting all my non-store items into package files. I am so filled with hate for sims3packs.

On another note, I was so worried about seeing if my Sims 2 BACC, Camden Legacy and 5 Want Challenge were working, that I installed everything needed to make a Megahood.

Hahaha.  Cassandra Goth married Consort Capp.   Amuses me every time I think of that.  Of course, I have it so that only matching first initials can get married and Consort was the first “C” name Cassandra met.  Alexander is gay and in love with an older Amin Sims.  I am hoping he can find someone else though.

Thinking of Sims 2 put me in my happy place.  Maybe I will leave Sims 3 for another week and go back in and play the Caliente’s.  Dina needs a D named man and so far Don is her only option, too bad Don has 3 bolts for Bella and is trying desperately to get in her pants.

New Legacies

I started up a dual legacy in the hopes of regaining interest in Sims.

The Camden Legacies have both finished their respective first generations.

One is Sims 2, the other is Sims 3.   Sims 2 founder is Riley Camden and the Sims 3 founder is Kevin Camden.
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It’s going pretty good so far.  I have had a couple of oopsies in Sims 2, but I think I got it sorted out.  I do not like the scoring in sims 2 and I am thinking of changing it to be more like sims 3 with only points for Portraits, Cash, Aspiration points, Permaplat, since Sims 3 is so basic and Sims 2 is pretty hard.

I think I will even attempt impossible wants for both games at one point.

Also going strong in the Sims 2 department:
Pleasant Wishes is almost finished with Round 3, with only two more households before getting all the kids back from University.
Valley View BACC is still plugging away.  Rotation 7, house 4 posted up the other day.

Other than that, I am having crashing issues in the other games.  I had a week of problems that ended up being from a graphics driver update at the beginning of January.  I never noticed it because it did not affect sims 2.  It’s all sorted out thanks to the help of friends at Sims Asylum.  I am hoping to get back to them, I just have no timeframe of when that will be.  At this point, I don’t even miss them or think about them.

Oh and I am running out of things to read.  Damn you people for completing legacies and stories!  If you have something for me to read, post here and I will link it!

I’m Still Around

Well, mostly anyway.   I have been immersed in Skyrim, which I picked up (and it’s expansions) over the holiday’s on Steam for like a total of $15.  I have also been playing  shit-ton of Sims 2, which can be seen over on my Sims 2 blog, which includes a Build a City Challenge and a version of ASimWen’s 5 Want Challenge.

I have not played Sims 3 officially since around October, but I have tried.  I just keep losing interest.

In the hopes of rekindling my interest, I have decided to do official legacies in both Sims 2 and Sims 3, concurrently.  Today, I came across Crowbeak’s Sims 3 Scoresheet and updated it through Into the Future.  I am also awaiting permission from her to post if publicly since hers has not been updated since Showtime.

The question is, will this get me back interested in playing enough to finish up my million ongoing projects?  Who knows.  I am sure they will get done eventually.   The Tart merge has me stuck.  In theory, the generation was a great idea at the beginning, but now that I need to get both families back together, I am coming up with severe issues, dopplegangers and flat out crashes.  One of the Tart’s was born insane, but in the losing side of the family.  The other side already has a sim seconds away from YA and should be heir.  I am thinking Milk Dud for heir, but I still have to get 300 sims merged into one single town.  Is there even a town that Tart’s have not invaded  yet?

Yeah, yeah.  I promised the end of the Vinson’s.  I at least got the Generation 9 heiress all voted on.  I lost that save, but I had a back up so both girls did get new makeovers.  I think I will have them done by Christmas 2025.  I promise this time.

All others are on long hiatuses still.  Most of which were corrupted in a crash a while back, but I do have them portered out and just need new homes.  Touch of Evil, while I miss them, I am waiting for the Villain Legacy scoresheet to be updated.  I believe the last update was for University last March.