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Old 17th Jan 2018, 7:34 PM #5276
quycksylver
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It never really occurred to me before today, but...why on earth are zombies immortal? If anything, it seems like they should they should have a shorter life span than regular sims because they're basically, well, rotting meat--well past their expiration date.
Old 17th Jan 2018, 8:21 PM #5277
Orphalesion
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It never really occurred to me before today, but...why on earth are zombies immortal? If anything, it seems like they should they should have a shorter life span than regular sims because they're basically, well, rotting meat--well past their expiration date.


I think it's because they aren't the standard, icky virus zombies, but instead they are magical zombies created with the involvement/in defiance of the Grim Reaper himself. So they are Sims revived as partially rotten corpses doomed to walk this earth forever, hence why they also have a free will and all.
Old 17th Jan 2018, 8:54 PM #5278
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Dunno why, but sometimes 'Bare Bones' makes me cry.


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Old 17th Jan 2018, 8:54 PM #5279
alljoj
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...So they are Sims revived as partially rotten corpses doomed to walk this earth forever, hence why they also have a free will and all.


When you phrase it that way, that is dark.

ya mum
Old 17th Jan 2018, 9:15 PM #5280
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Dunno why, but sometimes 'Bare Bones' makes me cry.

I can see that. It kinda...captures the innocence and hope of the game, I think.
Old 17th Jan 2018, 11:00 PM #5281
frogz2007
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Paintings are ridiculous in regards to how much fun it gives to a Sim..
Old 17th Jan 2018, 11:33 PM #5282
SneakyWingPhoenix
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Man, The Sims 2 is hardcore, because it's the only series that has helicopters.

Am I honestly surprise they didn't include them in later games and not many beg for those taking a return. Really, helicopters are dope.
Old 18th Jan 2018, 12:44 AM #5283
Aliena
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The sims 2 actually allows my sims to reach the top of their career before they get old. I haven't really reached that goal with any sim in ts3 or ts4.

Time is so scarce in the latest two games, but ts2 actually allow your sims to get through the day without feeling you barely had time for a few activities.

Oh, and restaurants: They actually bring your food out in a reasonable time. I remember spending no less than 3 hours in a ts4 restaurant, waiting for the food. Extra waiting time if the waiter drops it!.
Old 18th Jan 2018, 1:53 AM #5284
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Oh, and restaurants: They actually bring your food out in a reasonable time. I remember spending no less than 3 hours in a ts4 restaurant, waiting for the food.

I did that in ts2 the first time I installed Nightlife and tried to have sims eat at a restaurant! I don't know what the deal was, exactly, because this was years ago and I have hundreds more mods in my game now, but I distinctly remember my sims throwing a fit because they were starving as they waited for the food that didn't seem to be coming! Restaurants work fine in ts2 for me now, but of course my sims are hardly ever hungry when they're out and about, so I'm mostly just having them dine out to fulfill wants.

On the rest of it, though, I think the main reason why we're not so strapped for time in ts2 is that we can pretty much get as much extra time as we ever would want by just going to community lots.
Old 18th Jan 2018, 3:48 AM #5285
Annorah
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Dunno why, but sometimes 'Bare Bones' makes me cry.


Aaaaaah, I am not the only one! Well, the song does not make my eyes water, but every time I stop playing because of real life and I come back two years later with my mind at ease, this is the song that makes me realise how much I have missed this game. It feels like coming home. I am going to label the reason as nostalgia and fondness, I guess.
Old 18th Jan 2018, 9:17 PM #5286
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Same house. I haven't used aging off and I noticed the kids got older... I should probably check closely next time to make sure everyone else is actually aging, even the adults, but I'm pretty sure they do. It's a residential lot. I have used life elixir on another adult female (her mother who is still in the process of getting 10 children), but not on this sim.


It's the aging bonuses! That's my theory anyway.



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I also have a problem with never being able to get older adults pregnant, even after using elixir of life, I always have to force it with insimenator. (I view it as artificial insemination, it's kind of realistic anyway :P) Maybe it has something to do with ACR or a hack after all? I also can't get pets pregnant except by insimenator. But this is the first ever immortal sim so...


It is ACR! Or rather, the combo of ACR and Inteen--which is what I have and why I recognize the problem. You'll know that ACR is the issue if, when you click for your sim's stats on the ACR controller, your sim's fertility chance is at 0, even though they are still an adult (and more than 5 days away from aging into an elder). So, if you have a mod alongside ACR that is affecting when sims can get pregnant like Inteen or a YAs can get pregnant mod, then you need to edit ACR's fertility curve and add more days to its fertility curve. The pets, though--no idea.



Oh, and ihate, Makeover is the song that does that for me, though the TS2 theme (I think it's the NL one) also gets some teary-eyed nostaglia. I really love the soundtrack for TS2 and to this day I'm still miffed that EA had the audacity to use the AL theme to market TS3. But, idk, maybe it's time to let that one go...

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Old 19th Jan 2018, 5:13 PM #5287
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That SimsFileShare heart is so useful. You can use it to show appreciation, and you can use it to keep track of what you've downloaded so you don't accidentally grab it again.
Old 19th Jan 2018, 5:14 PM #5288
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Oh yes, that could be it, she is one of the happier sims, constantly in platinum mood. Good theory. I'll see if she ages eventually. Maybe I should wait with the elf ears.

And okay so they should still be able to get pregnant with the usual method? That's all I'm using... so I dunno. But thanks for the help. Not a huge issue, I can always use the good ol' microwave.
Old 19th Jan 2018, 7:33 PM #5289
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ACR's Fertility curve doesn't affect any kind of try for baby that is not ACR's try for baby. If you're using just maxis objects (Beds, hot tub, car, closet etc) and the basic try for baby, ACR doesn't get involved at all. Inteen, if you have that, may I think make it harder for older sims to get pregnant, and there's a base game blanket ban on females with five or less days left before aging getting pregnant.
Old Yesterday, 12:23 AM #5290
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Do you ever load a new hood you haven't played before, and when you enter a house, you ever feel like you're entering a stranger's home?

Like, who are these people?
Old Yesterday, 6:40 PM #5291
legacyoffailures
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Me: okay I'm going to play The Sims 2 for two hours then off to bed.

*looked at the clock*

*already 4 in the morning*

Me: my life is over.

All the hoods are merely the same, so I made ones where all the Sims aren't straight.
Old Yesterday, 9:00 PM #5292
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My baby names are starting to get weird as I get further into the generations. I started with Daniel, William, Natalia, Maria, and now their great-great-great grandchildren are getting names like Juni, Reign, Cambria, Kyler.

I heard about a real life celebrity's silly baby name the other day and I thought "I could use that for my sims!"
Old Yesterday, 10:06 PM #5293
Mrmo
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Names are quite interesting. Sometimes I go into some sort of a crisis when it comes to naming my sims so I just try to create someting "out of the blue" so to speak. And I do not google it first! So one of my sims is named "Siamtara Nabulu". It turned out, Siam-Tara is a resort hotel in Chiang Khong, Thailand. Nabulu on the other hand is a female name from Kenya (or Africa in general) and I did want it to sound african. The father is named Nikuhitu but I did not find any info about that name. Chinese maybe?
Old Yesterday, 10:33 PM #5294
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We have a whole thread here about naming sims: http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=583676
Old Yesterday, 10:50 PM #5295
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Some Sims Random Thoughts for the day:

I'm pretty sure sims hate paying bills as much as we do IRL because every time I have them fetch bills from the mailbox, cancel their action to find a surface to put them on, and then quickly go look at something else in game to wait while they set them down...by the time I come back the little pixel has freaking laid their bills behind a hedge or fence or in the perfect spot so I can't see them and then I have to spend time rotating the camera to see where they hid their bills from me!

Second thought: It's so very satisfying to put a sim in a bubble bath when their hygiene and comfort are low. It's kills two bird with one stone so to speak and they look so relaxed afterward

Uh oh! My social bar is low - that's why I posted today.

Old Yesterday, 10:57 PM #5296
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I'm not that much annoyed. I can just have a sim fetch them, put them on a dedicated-coffee table I set for them, pan camera back to the mailbox and click on it to "Pay all bills". In some rare instances, I would put an automatic bill payer gadget.
Old Yesterday, 10:57 PM #5297
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Charmful, you don't have to play hunt-the-bills; just click the mailbox for the option "Pay all bills."

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Old Today, 12:14 AM #5298
RoxEllen1965
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Charmful
I'm pretty sure sims hate paying bills as much as we do IRL because every time I have them fetch bills from the mailbox, cancel their action to find a surface to put them on, and then quickly go look at something else in game to wait while they set them down...by the time I come back the little pixel has freaking laid their bills behind a hedge or fence or in the perfect spot so I can't see them and then I have to spend time rotating the camera to see where they hid their bills from me!


LOTS of options to deal with this:

1) "Pay all bills" by clicking on the mailbox, like Peni said.

2) Pescado's improved version of Windkeeper's mailbox cover. This has a shelf built into it so the sims don't wander all over the lot to find someplace to put their mail. Pescado improved it so ONLY mail can be put there (no newspapers, coffee cups, etc.)
http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/f...al%2Fobjects%2F (look for windkeeperian.zip)

3) Pescado's Macrotastics mod has an option to Macro > Pay Bills. The sim will get the mail, but only be allowed to go a few steps from the mailbox before being forced to put it on the ground and pick it up again to pay it. This mod will recognize the mailbox cover above and use the shelf on that instead if you have it.
http://www.moreawesomethanyou.com/f...r=al%2Fhacks%2F (look for macrotastics.zip)

4) Monique's computers have an option under electronic banking to pay the bills online. No need to leave the house at all.
http://www.insimenator.org/index.php/topic,93501.0.html

5. Paladin made a hacked desktop calculator that can be set to pay bills automatically. The AL version can also be set to pay apartment rent automatically.
ihatemandatoryregister's SFS account has them here under "Objects - Home Life Improvements." The old version is Automatic-Bill-Payer. The AL version is Automatic-Rent-Payer.
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Old Today, 12:38 AM #5299
Rosawyn
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I can just have a sim fetch them, put them on a dedicated-coffee table I set for them, pan camera back to the mailbox and click on it to "Pay all bills".

Yes, this! I always put a cheap one-tile coffee table or end table out front of the house near the mailbox.

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Second thought: It's so very satisfying to put a sim in a bubble bath when their hygiene and comfort are low. It's kills two bird with one stone so to speak and they look so relaxed afterward

I also have a mod that makes bubble baths fun! :D
Old Today, 7:02 AM #5300
Phantomknight
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Speaking of coffee tables near the mailbox... There's Nanette's Rock. But personally, I second using Monique's computer. No need to get the mail at all!

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