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Old 20th Mar 2019, 8:53 PM #7701
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I am playing a BACC, but I have rebuilt the rules several times from what I originally started with - which was already a conglomeration from other people's variations. I don't want paperwork like a spreadsheet, nor to keep track of things like taxes. Eventually I may post my version, but it is still being tweaked as I play

As Peni says, if a rule is not fun for your game, ignore it.
Old 21st Mar 2019, 12:46 AM #7702
terula8
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I installed... a graphics card... and omg my game looks almost as beautiful as it does on my proper rig. I am so happy. And so relieved that my PC survived its minor surgery...

Now to business. On laptop I got sucked down the tubes with Strangetown and loved every minute of it. I backed up that game (to just before the Gavigan triplets were born) and I do intend to keep playing it - BUT, I think it might also be interesting to have another version on the burner pc. I've also gone back to my OCD ways and am playing the very first Maxis hood in the list - one Belladonna Cove (San Tolino). It's appropriate because I live in the Bay Area atm and I think it'd be hilarious to build it to resemble a very 'sims' version of San Francisco. I loaded it up last night and I'm about to get into it properly this weekend. <Excited>
Old 21st Mar 2019, 6:12 AM #7703
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I actually enjoy my spreadsheet. I made my own, so it has the things on it that I need. It really helps because I play multiple hoods and sometimes have the same families in all of them. So, the info on each, say Betty Newbie, in each hood makes a big difference.


That would confuse me. How can there be more than one Betty Newbie? XD
Old 21st Mar 2019, 8:13 AM #7704
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Alternate universes.
Anyway, there's two Ivy Copurs, and that doesn't confuse you...

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Old 21st Mar 2019, 8:35 AM #7705
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There is? I don't think I have even one Ivy Copur. XD
Old 21st Mar 2019, 10:01 AM #7706
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Quote:
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Alternate universes.
Anyway, there's two Ivy Copurs, and that doesn't confuse you...


I started out playing Strangetown, because well I have this thing about Aliens....I think they are wonderfully Amusing, to me the whole Alien Thing is a tremendous SF Joke that it is endlessly funny. Anyway I later decide to make my Original Strangetown into an Überhood by adding Cleaned versions of Pleasantview, Veronaville, and Riverblossom Hills as Shopping Neighborhoods. BTW I also added Sedona and Widespot RFD as Shopping Neighborhoods, partly due to that fact that they both have Aliens.

So of course I have Bella Goth that lives in Strangetown and Bella Goth that lives in Pleasantview, this might be a problem for some people.

Me I handled it by deciding that Aliens had cloned Bella Goth and returned one of the Bellas to Pleasantview and dumped the other Bella off in Strangetown, presumably the Aliens experimented on the Bella that they had before dumping her off in Strangetown. Naturally the Aliens are being Secretive and they are not revealing anything about their Undoutablly Black Op that had Abducted Bella in the first place, they don't even admit that Bella was Abducted. No Information at all, not even "we neither confirm nor deny", just Silence.

Previously I had Bella Goth get married to another Sim {not one of my Aliens} and I had him take her last name, so when I ended up with two Bellas, I used the Sim Blender and changed both hers and his and their offsprings last names to O'Connor. When I first started playing My Strangetown version of Bella I decided to make her a Fortune Sim, because at the time I did not play Romance Sims...Retcon now I say that this change was due to Aliens experiementing on her and that she had lost her memory and her Aspiration and Life Time want changed due to the Aliens and their Experiments. Also I had Bella in Strangetown start 5 Businesses that she still owns and operates {I love OFB} and so I kept that about her, no need to change that part. So really the only I did with Strangetown Bella is I changed Bella's Surname and added some story line stuff.

With Bella Goth {Romance Sim, because I now play Romance Sims...since I have added a No Jealousy Mod for one thing} in Pleasantview I left her as a Townie.

Because I decided that Mortimer had Divorced her after she was gone for an extended period of time with no explanation. Of course this was because the Aliens had kept her with them for a few years before dumping her back in Pleasantview, but Mortimer didn't know this and he figured that Bella had left him as they weren't getting along that well. Bella had plenty of time to think while she was with the Aliens and she realized that she just didn't want to be with Mortimer anymore due to not being all that compatiable with him.

So Bella Goth was single and living on her own until just a couple of days ago when I had her get Married to a born in the Game Sim that she had met while he was going to Académie Le Tour. My born in the game Sim is a son of Shiela Deadbones {Shiela is a CAS Sim that I did modeled after the Console version of The Sims 2, by the same name, also Shiela is a Romance Sim} and my born in the game Sim has his mom's last name. Bella took his last name when she got married. Also she dresses different...more sexy in some ways.

So now I have a Bella O'Connor and a Bella X Deadbones, they might look very much alike, but they have different Aspirations and they wear different outfits. Their hair is the same I think, but they have different friends and they live in different areas...Bella X Deadbones moved to Strangetown and Bella O'Connor lives in Bluewater Village.

I like how I dealt with the issue, it does not bother me to have two Bellas in my game. I just wanted to share, I hope that you enjoyed reading what I wrote.

for info on changing the Mac Open File Limit check out my post here http://www.insimenator.org/index.ph...html#msg1628939
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but satisfaction brought it back.
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 2:36 PM #7707
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Quote:
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Someone mention making a Game of Thrones Hood. Now, I want to forget my plans for my current hood and make a GOT hood. However, I think it would be too time-consuming for me. It would take me months, just to build 1 castle.


Quote:
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that was me c:

yep, I'm blanking on the castles...I've asked over at the Wishing Tree, and I'm actually hoping that someone has made the castles already in 2. I know I've seen them in 3/4.


This whole thing kinda makes me want to create a Neighbourhood based on an Alternative Universe Game of Thrones where instead of Medieval Lords and Ladies, they are business CEOs and socialites
Manors and Mansions are a little bit easier to build and/or find

Probably could use my expanded Goth manor for the Starks and my refurbished Monty/Landbgraab hazienda for the Martells.....

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Old 21st Mar 2019, 3:13 PM #7708
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There is? I don't think I have even one Ivy Copur. XD

There's 3 (apparently). Really messes with me because I like to have all my sims in my megahood with unique names - I never even use the same first name twice. The 'extra Bella' in Strangetown was renamed Isabella Gough (though she eventually married into the Goth family, and became Isabella Goth. Confusing.) so I might do something like that with my Ivy's. For now though, Adult Ivy is a grave outside the Broke household, due to a fire. When I resurrect her, maybe I'll rename one Iris and the other Irene, seeing as those seem to be their names in other language installments of the game.

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Old 21st Mar 2019, 5:28 PM #7709
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I've never seen Sim State Ivy. Just as well, because I've sent Teen Ivy to college after her "aunt," Adult Ivy, married a playable. Two YA Ivy Copurs might have been confusing, if they looked too much alike. But they might not - Townie Jill Smith could never be confused with Playable Jill Smith, even when they're both in the same age-group.
Old 21st Mar 2019, 5:55 PM #7710
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Perhaps I was unclear. I don't have three Betty Newbies in one game. But, I have three active hoods and she, or any other character, may appear in each. So, for example, in one hood she might work in the medical field and have two grown children while in another she might run a boarding house with Bob and their two daughters. In the third Bob might have passed on, leaving her a widow with one small child.

Also, my neighborhoods tend to have magical elements and/or evil Councils that move people around at random. If, again using the Newbies, I open their home to discover Bob mysteriously gone, I have a spreadsheet to tell me where he lives now.

"Fear not little flock, for it hath pleased your Father to give you a kingdom". Luke 12:32 Chris Hatch's family friendly files archived on SFS: http://www.modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=603534 . Bulbizarre's website: https://bulbizarre.neocities.org/
Old 21st Mar 2019, 6:13 PM #7711
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When I start a new hood and get the 2 Ivy's I'll generally take the teen one and rename. She goes from bein Ivy Couper to Ivory Cooper. As for the Strangetown Bella Goth I renamed her as well to Belinda Gathe. There are also the male teen and child that share a first name with different last names and I'll change one of them. Oh yeah, and Brandi LeTourneau gets her name altered too from Brandi with an I to Brandy with a Y, that way when I use items that just give first names I can tell which Brandi I'm choosin.

I think there is also 2 Marylena Hamiltons, one is a townie and the other is some NPC.
Old 21st Mar 2019, 7:20 PM #7712
terula8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CaliBrat
When I start a new hood and get the 2 Ivy's I'll generally take the teen one and rename. She goes from bein Ivy Couper to Ivory Cooper. As for the Strangetown Bella Goth I renamed her as well to Belinda Gathe. There are also the male teen and child that share a first name with different last names and I'll change one of them. Oh yeah, and Brandi LeTourneau gets her name altered too from Brandi with an I to Brandy with a Y, that way when I use items that just give first names I can tell which Brandi I'm choosin.

I think there is also 2 Marylena Hamiltons, one is a townie and the other is some NPC.


I do this too!

I had Marylena and Marylisa, or Marilana, and I've renamed the 'not Bella Goth' to Isabella Goethe before lol. Usually, as long as their surnames are different, I sometimes let duplicate named townies keep their same first names since in real life people do occasionally have the same name, especially if it's a common one like Kate or Sarah.

To Smorbie's point, I usually use the bin sims in every hood, and I simply pretend that they've moved from the last hood, and gone back in time, and aren't quite the same selves because parallel certainties.

Sometimes the Picasso's never have a child, sometimes they have several. Sometimes Goodies don't end up adopting the Newsons, sometimes they do. Somtimes the Ottomai end up with three more children, other times just the twins are born before Samantha ages up. It's all theoretically linear, just alternate realities
Old 21st Mar 2019, 7:33 PM #7713
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Originally Posted by smorbie1
Perhaps I was unclear. I don't have three Betty Newbies in one game. But, I have three active hoods and she, or any other character, may appear in each. So, for example, in one hood she might work in the medical field and have two grown children while in another she might run a boarding house with Bob and their two daughters. In the third Bob might have passed on, leaving her a widow with one small child.


Quote:
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To Smorbie's point, I usually use the bin sims in every hood, and I simply pretend that they've moved from the last hood, and gone back in time, and aren't quite the same selves because parallel certainties.

Sometimes the Picasso's never have a child, sometimes they have several. Sometimes Goodies don't end up adopting the Newsons, sometimes they do. Somtimes the Ottomai end up with three more children, other times just the twins are born before Samantha ages up.


I do this, too. It doesn't bother me at all. I like to play with sims I know well and not age them and keep them for years, so it makes sense to me. I think of them as different points in time or alternate realities or magic or whatever fits. My Sims live in their own universe, anyway, with different biology, concerns, attitudes, whatever, so my rules are whatever makes me feel immersed in the story. I spent a lot of time once coming up with a way to make the story work with a clone I needed so it felt right to me and I've been known to totally change a whole family and story to take into account a stray I liked. As for rules, I'm with the "what rules?" crowd. Too many challenge rules will get nixed quickly and spreadsheets is way too much work for me. I do love to export all the data from SimPE into a rufio file and peruse it looking for patterns, but that is not data entry, which, to me, seems... just yuck. I do enjoy updating all the bios and lot descriptors and changing career chance cards and such to fit my stories, so that's enough record keeping for me. I figure if I've forgotten it, it's not important. I do admire people who are streaming and such for the work they do to stay consistent for their audiences. I've done that sort of work in my writing, irl, but I don't think I'd enjoy it enough to do it for sims. Good on em, I say.
Old 21st Mar 2019, 11:14 PM #7714
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Why does this actor look like a TS2 sim to me?

Old Yesterday, 12:41 AM #7715
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I think the ts2 female body was modeled after Monica in Friends.

Simland's Next Top Model - Cycle 2 Part III is out!
Old Yesterday, 3:11 PM #7716
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I don't have the patience for neighborhood decorating.
Old Yesterday, 3:45 PM #7717
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I'm the opposite with Maxis premades. For some reason, I love reading about them but have no interest in playing them! My hood is full of handmade simmies with a few townies to ugly-up the gene pool when needed!

Speaking of, I would love to have the original Pleasantville townies in my custom hood but I didn't think of that beforehand and they're all generated. They do have the original maxis face templates though, so that's something! And quite a few of the social group townies have made it into the gene pool too, since they're the same in every neighbourhood.

@monijt1 I don't have a heck of a lot of patience for neighbourhood decoration either. Some of the landscapes I see on here amaze me! But I do plop down a few of the good old Joshua Trees when needed!
Old Yesterday, 7:39 PM #7718
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And quite a few of the social group townies have made it into the gene pool too, since they're the same in every neighbourhood.

They don't have to be the same in every neighborhood. If you want random Social Groupies, use Jawusa's stealth template for AL.

http://www.modthesims.info/d/520751...-templates.html

(Having the same townies, etc. in each and every neighborhood used to drive me crazy. Thank heaven for clean stealth templates!)
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