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Old 4th Feb 2019, 8:11 PM #11501
MeowMixPls
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Here is absolutely vanilla Bidgeport, no mods in game at all: https://i.imgur.com/zB7Xa70.jpg

I swear I had taken one at 12pm but only could find a sunset one.
Old 4th Feb 2019, 9:07 PM #11502
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See, there you go. Not so terrible at all. The pleasant lighting almost makes it an interesting world to look at. It's short a few thousand trees and a few dozen lots, but it's a start.
Still shocked by the dome thing though because I have no memory whatsoever of ever seeing it before. And since when is the city hall such a tiny little building? I don't remember the city having such a low density.

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Old 5th Feb 2019, 4:19 AM #11503
tizerist
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Its crap, face it. You can't polish a turd.

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TS3 NEEDS: TENNIS COURTS > BUSES > PIGS/SHEEP
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Old 10th Feb 2019, 4:42 AM #11504
Nocriel
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So I started a fresh new game in Twinbrook, everything untouched. I'm in the "Choose Household" menu, I want to play with the EA townies in this save. And as I click through the premade households I notice a new one that hasn't been there before: a Bayless family with 7 greenish-grey adults in a big manor, no household description. I choose them as active household out of curiosity which immediately makes the interface vanish (like when you press tab key) and the camera won't move or even zoom in on the house, it just opens the roof but stays in the zoomed out edit town view. Again, I had literally just started this new save and not played at all yet, so I have no idea how this family even got there! Had to quit the game, started a new Twinbrook game again, no creepy family anymore.
My question is, what on earth happened?! I'm seriously a bit spooked!
Old 10th Feb 2019, 6:01 AM #11505
igazor
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Quote:
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My question is, what on earth happened?! I'm seriously a bit spooked!

This may not be it, but the symptoms you describe are what can happen if we start a new game or load an existing one from the Main Menu after having played a different save but without quitting all the way to the desktop (or Origin if relevant) first. The game tends to not clear out the contents of RAM properly in between game sessions without a total quit and reload, so the data from one save can get superimposed on another with all kinds of mismatched results.

The presence of the NRaas Traveler mod makes this glitch potentially more severe and more likely to happen, but it can and does happen without the mod as well.
Old 11th Feb 2019, 5:02 AM #11506
MeowMixPls
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Quote:
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Its crap, face it. You can't polish a turd.


Ok, I'll bite. What's not turd then? Do not dare to link me some tropical world.

I think I have already complained about my dislike towards effects, today this happened:



I simply had max zoomed out off a lot, nothing more.
Old 11th Feb 2019, 6:14 AM #11507
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I think it looks a lot like the default Bridgeport lighting, which is miserable, unflattering and dated. Goes with the whole gritty city theme but I just dislike it so much. I've found adding a lot of extra bloom and ambient lighting effects helps, though. Even lifeless fog can look good when it's overexposed.

Look out for BRIDGEPORT'88 - it's the hottest new show on YT this season!
Already renewed for '89!

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Old 18th Feb 2019, 3:24 AM #11508
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I have a girl Sim who is a child, when she was born she was given the Hydrophobic trait by the game.

I found out that when you direct such a child to go on a Submarine adventure in the bathtub, she'll balk but do it, but will not get the positive moodlet afterward--and will start to cry afterward.

I hate that trait. Once she gets enough Lifetime Happiness points I'm changing it (I don't always cheat. LOL)

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Old 18th Feb 2019, 4:09 AM #11509
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AGuyCalledPi
I've found adding a lot of extra bloom and ambient lighting effects helps, though. Even lifeless fog can look good when it's overexposed.




BLOOM ---- BLOOOOM!!!!!

I haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate bloom. I think TS3 already has too much bloom and you want to add MOOOOORE?
Old 18th Feb 2019, 9:23 AM #11510
Jathom95
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BLOOM ---- BLOOOOM!!!!!

I haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate bloom. I think TS3 already has too much bloom and you want to add MOOOOORE?


The funny thing is that the way bloom is used in TS3 can be realistic... in certain cases. Many reflective objects will react to light this way in real life, such as a car in broad daylight, especially during hotter times of the year. The problem is that it's applied to basically everything. Which is how you end up with desk lamps or couches to seem as if they're glowing.

If it was more, well... exclusive then I'd like the effect a lot more. But the way it's used in game, I agree.

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Old 18th Feb 2019, 11:13 AM #11511
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Did someone say Bloom?

Sanity is overrated.

Nitromon is a type of Pokemon encountered in the Pokemon Nitrome Version series.

There. Mystery solved.
Old 18th Feb 2019, 5:47 PM #11512
Eronel
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Sent Mortimer and Bella off for another romantic trip to France

the Rose Campgrounds have no men's bathroom had to buy Mortimer the steel bladder LTR

Due to utter lack of TS3-friendly servers, I have recently created a Sims 3 discord server! It's brand new so if you'd like to chat here's the link!
Old 18th Feb 2019, 10:26 PM #11513
igazor
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the Rose Campgrounds have no men's bathroom had to buy Mortimer the steel bladder LTR

That's one solution. Or you could have changed his gender.

But am I oversimplifying things by suggesting going into Build/Buy Mode on the lot in question and replacing one of the doors with either the male version or one that is not gender restricted?
Old 18th Feb 2019, 10:36 PM #11514
igazor
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nitromon
Did someone say Bloom?

If that was supposed to be a screenshot of one your sims in one of your games, I am going to start kicking myself for ignoring all these lighting, bloom, shader settings discussions over the years...
Old 18th Feb 2019, 10:48 PM #11515
Eronel
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You know it doesn't sound like a lot, but in the moment going into build mode is like, so much work.

As for discoveries, I've been messing with icarus' Transmogrifier + tomb objects. I was hoping that putting the tomb object scripts on regular deco items and such would allow for unlimited tomb themes. Unfortunately I also discovered that making tombs is hard and confusing. So far the only useful thing I've found was that you can turn wall hangings into readable plaques which is actually pretty cool because you can put any custom message on any painting or photo.

Due to utter lack of TS3-friendly servers, I have recently created a Sims 3 discord server! It's brand new so if you'd like to chat here's the link!
Old 19th Feb 2019, 11:38 AM #11516
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Thing is, bloom works. The more exposed you want your scene to be, the more bloom you'll need. And since TS3's lighting engine is incredibly bad at realistic outdoor atmospheric lighting, you kind of have to do it yourself. My aim is to light my Sim words as if there is a giant radioactive ball of immense heat up in the sky that is so immense and powerful that our entire society both literally and figuratively revolves around it. So when my Sims go outside on a sunny day, yes, I suppose it should strain their eyes. If you're going to have HDR and an adaptive exposure filter to deal with this light strength, you'd be silly not to go the whole way. Now of course my monitors are nearly 2 years old so the sharp edge has worn off by now, but turning them up to 75% brightness is still well worth it in TS3.

But Igazor has a valid point in that the more you can have your game look like a screenshot from a movie, imperfections and everything, the better. I'm pretty stoked to finally have a realistic, believable videotape look and holy crap, I want to use it so badly. Putting it together is a bit of a process but it looks properly legit so it's the sort of thing I'll gladly inconvenience myself for. You could have your game look au naturel, as the human eye sees, or you could embrace the dramatic nature of it all and give it a film look. I tend to choose the latter.

Look out for BRIDGEPORT'88 - it's the hottest new show on YT this season!
Already renewed for '89!

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Old 19th Feb 2019, 4:02 PM #11517
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Bit of bloom, bit of fuzz, fairly decent video filter with a nice blending method, and some stock 80s pop music with a highpass filter on it. Voila, fairly decent clip. Could be better, but it'd take longer.

In fact, that's just random footage I took last year. I didn't even do any tweaking on the filters or the shaders, I just used the same settings I use for everything. Jittery picture and everything. So yeah, could look better, but you get the idea.

Look out for BRIDGEPORT'88 - it's the hottest new show on YT this season!
Already renewed for '89!

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Old Yesterday, 7:46 PM #11518
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I had a new interaction (for me). One of my Sims is an interior designer and was sent to a job at her fiance's mom's house. I wanted her to become friends with her future mother in law so I clicked on the mom and an interaction for "ask for son's hand" came up. So after my Sim fixed up the room as per her job assignment, she schmoozed the mom of her husband to be and the mother was "overjoyed" to welcome her into the family. There's always something new in this game.

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