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#7626 Old 3rd Oct 2022 at 5:25 PM
saw a debug super duper hug option while my sims were visiting lesyasun's punch night club
thankfully it didnt contaminate my other lots. a shame tho, i do enjoy their builds.
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#7627 Old 3rd Oct 2022 at 5:27 PM
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#7628 Old 3rd Oct 2022 at 10:22 PM
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The first thing Juliette did on Saturday morning was send a message of condolence to the British Royal Family on the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Then she played The Sims Bustin' Out on her computer. Then the whole family then met, all rather scantily clad, for a breakfast of cereal in the dining room.

Tybalt bought the PaintBoyz gay nightclub, visited it with his friend Jack Gill, made some minor improvements and then sold it back to the community. Tybalt isn't gay, but Jack is, and he wanted to help his friend. When he got home, Tybalt had a pillow fight with Hermia, before helping her with her homework.

Tybalt invited Jack round again. Jack brought Marion Hutchins, who works as a Bunny Girl hostess at Club Dante, with him. Tybalt greeted both of them, but Jack had a pillow fight with Marion and left, without even coming up to the house. Marion however did wander up to the house after Jack left her, and joined the Capp family for the evening meal.

Before going to bed on Saturday night, Juliette asked Jamie Siddons round and asked him to try to tidy up the gardens. He worked all night, well into the small hours, pulling weeds and trimming the hedges, but the amount of work required there is really overwhelming, and a gardener three days a week simply doesn't cut it.

Very early on Sunday morning, Tybalt got up, and bought the downtown Gaia LGBT club. He went there and made some changes that Jack Gill had asked him to make, and, on returning home, sold it back to the community. His wife Lexie greeted him enthusiastically when he got home.

Tybalt wanted to make friends with Hermes Hunter (Miriam Hunter's kid from Bluewater), so he invited him round. He brought another child, townie boy Thomas Hewitt, with him. Hermia invited her on/off boyfriend Puck Summerdream round, partly because Juliette thought she should get to know sister's boyfriend better. Puck also brought a younger friend with him -- young Benedick Monty.

In the late evening, around 11 o'clock various parents arrived to take their children home. Miriam came for Hermes, and townie Willie Worth came to take Thomas Hewitt home. Antonio Monty came for Benedick, but he got side-tracked, and ended up playing chess with Lexie Kauker-Capp (Tybalt's teenage wife) until long after midnight. So Benedick ended up walking home on his own.

Wanting to sleep together, Tybalt and Lexie went to bed in the bed in the front courtyard that was set up for their wedding night. It's not really satisfactory, but without major alterations, there's no room for a double bed in Tybalt's room. It makes it all the more urgent that they move out to their own place. They plan to buy 7 Chorus Court where they will be next door neighbours to Gloria and Andrew (and their husbands). Tybalt and Lexie, like most Veronavillians, usually sleep in their underwear, but tonight they wore pyjamas, seeing they were sleeping outside.

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#7629 Old 4th Oct 2022 at 12:10 AM
My game computer won't turn on; or rather, it turns on, then makes a grinding noise and turns off, then turns itself on, makes a grinding noise, etc. So it's in the shop for the next couple of days.
The least of many frustrations and setbacks I'm having, but a real one.

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#7630 Old 4th Oct 2022 at 6:39 AM
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oh!! thank you very much <3
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#7631 Old 4th Oct 2022 at 2:34 PM
I've been playing a megahood of the three base game neighborhoods, and I thought it might be fun to do a "Where are they now?" update on the premade families. I'm on about day 18, I think, so my oldest elders are just now passing away and my oldest adults becoming elders. I'll just start with the Pleasantview families, so this won't get too long.

The Goths: Mortimer and Bella passed, so it's Cassandra, Alexander, and Achilles in the mansion. Cassandra has isolated herself since kicking Don out and she quit her job. She is still in love with Darren and spends most of her time alone, either studying or thinking about him. Alexander is laser focused on his law career. He had one good date with Jill Smith, but that seems to have fizzled out, and he doesn't think about marriage much at all. Achilles is very close to his dad, and has taken after him in both looks and aspiration (although he seems much sweeter and less of a player). Right now, he's the only Goth heir, but it's questionable whether he will choose to shut himself away in the mansion like his mother and uncle have or whether he'll want a life more like his father's.

The Pleasants have become the quintessential all-American family since Mary-Sue caught Daniel cheating and they both turned their lives around. They are now a loving couple, both elders, and doting grandparents to little Adam. Angela and Dustin are devoted to each other. They adopted a pug dog and a cat, and Dustin is training them both for jobs. Dustin has really straightened his life out and recently became interested in entering politics. Lilith is invited over occasionally, and even if that relationship is still strained, it has improved a lot since she married Mercutio. No drama there.

The Burbs are a different story. John has always "worked from home" but then he came down with a protracted illness and is pretty much an invalid now. Jennifer got restless during his illness and found herself in the arms of a much younger man: Romeo Monty. Theirs has been a stormy relationship, since Jennifer refuses to leave John while he's sick, but they keep going back to each other. Of course, John has some inkling of what's going on and hates Romeo. Lucy has graduated from college, got her own house, and is husband hunting. The youngest, David, is now a teen.

I recently updated on the Dreamer-Broke situation. In brief, Darren and Brandi fell on hard financial times and they, with their son Dylan, had to move in with Dirk and Bianca Monty in their large house in Veronaville. Everyone seems to be adjusting, and Darren's paintings are selling very well. Beau has just graduated from college. He had his pick of young ladies who were interested in him, but he chose to get engaged to Cleo Curious, alien daughter of Pascal. They don't have high chemistry but seem compatible in other ways, so I wish them luck. Bobby is still in college.

Finally, the Lothario-Caliente families: Nina died a long time ago under suspicious circumstances. Dina has always suspected suicide. After Nina's death, Dina sold the condo and moved Downtown to pursue her career as an Adventurer. She roomed with Jonah Powers and Roxie Sharpe for a while. Nina's death also brought Dina and Don back together, and they restarted their affair. Cassandra got fed up with Don staying out all night and divorced him. With the divorce settlement, Don was able to buy a very modern loft-style house downtown, and he moved Dina in with him. He quit his job at the hospital to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a Professional Party Guest. He also pursues many women in his free time, but Dina is his primary partner. It doesn't seem likely that they will have children at this point, but you never know.
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#7632 Old 4th Oct 2022 at 9:08 PM
I tried getting into my game today and was only able to remain in the game for a very short time though it did start up faster with a Mod disabling that message about no assosiated districts added to my town.I ended up loading my Pleasantview game and only got to edit the rooftops for both of my Pleasantview lots.I switched from the old design to straw style rooftops for both lots as it looked more realistic for a 17th century colonial settlement.
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#7633 Old 5th Oct 2022 at 1:31 PM
I'm a bit sad because I was playing the Grunts and Tank's dog Midnight was called over the Rainbow Bridge. I didn't even realize he was an elder although I should have, because he had gray on his muzzle. Tank just adopted him in the background at the pet store one day, but I got really attached to that goofy dog, and so did Tank. He had a really bad day because in addition to his dog dying, he missed the carpool, stood up a date, and had to attend a birthday party for his little brother given by his dad and his dad's wife, Stella, who he's so in love with. Poor Tank.
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#7634 Old 5th Oct 2022 at 2:37 PM
It's summer in Badlands, and people are having trouble keeping cool!


There's no stopping the fish fighting, though!

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#7635 Old 5th Oct 2022 at 5:16 PM
Fish slapping til the feathers fly! Love that. But is goth-girl-in-red unaffected by the heat? She shows up twice in the pics rescuing others and looking a bit deranged - she'd be the villain in my psychological thriller.
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#7636 Old 5th Oct 2022 at 6:45 PM
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But is goth-girl-in-red unaffected by the heat? She shows up twice in the pics rescuing others and looking a bit deranged - she'd be the villain in my psychological thriller.

She likes playing video games, so stays indoors more. The two she rescues are her parents and they like the juice bar or the hot tub, both of which are outdoors! They are an attractive family, aren't they?

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#7637 Old Today at 2:18 AM
I was playing another family and spotted General Buzz in the pet shop, autonomously adopting a new dog for Tank. He really is a softie at heart. I went in and checked on them. She is another elder dog and also seems like a real goofball--her name is Ziggy. Tank wanted to play fetch with her right away. Any family that adopts elder pets can't be all bad, right? Maybe Tank should stop chasing after his dad's wife now.
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#7638 Old Today at 2:38 AM Last edited by Peni Griffin : Today at 5:15 AM.
I got my computer back! Yay! And I bought new mice for both computers because the old ones were becoming unreliable. I put the machine back together, and the new mouse has a short cord, which necessitated my moving the tower. It's a little awkward and will clearly require some futzing to work out the best place for it.

First up was the home of Tessa Ramirez, her fiancee Meadow Thayer, and her lover Orlando Bertino (with whom she's furious, but in love). Orlando had bought a lot of stuff at the bakery and it wouldn't stop raining, and Tessa wanted a wedding party, so I figured instead of taking an outing to Wedding Beach, as originally planned, Tessa would throw a party. I rearranged the living room to fit the arch, got the place cleaned up and the toilet unclogged, set the Cherry Chip Valentine Cake (obviously bought for the occasion!) on the counter ready to serve, called the party, and my cat got up in my face. So I saved and tried to figure out what she wanted. When I returned, I moved the computer back a bit, and it turned off.

Hmph! Apparently the tower ran up against the shelf underneath the desk (where I keep all my program disks, manuals, etc.) and that turned the power switch off, but when I got Windows loaded again the audio didn't work, though it had before. Somehow the speaker plug came loose, I guess. So the game's loading again now and I suppose I should be grateful to my cat for prompting me to save when I did. The moral of the story, brethren and sistren, is to always save the game when interrupted, not just pause it, no matter what the interruption or how soon you expect to come back from it!

Update: The game loads again. The wedding party goes off without a hitch and is a roof-raiser. I decide I will do two more things and shut down for the night: move Jason Larson's family into the new house I built for them, and get Malcolm's alien baby born. I hadn't moved Jason et al into the new house when I moved them out because I miscalculated how much money they'd have left, so they were sitting in the family bin about $10K short. I put them on an empty lot, kachinged them until it looked like they'd have enough and some over to buy new beds and change some furniture to meld with the new decor, saved, went to neighborhood, compared their worth to the new house, moved them out, found they were still about $5K short! The game hadn't paid them for the empty lot! Firk ding blast and screw you, too, game. So, back in they went, some more kachinging, and this time when they moved out they had enough. I moved them in, unloaded their inventories, arranged the furniture and bought the necessary, saved, went across the street to the Landgraab beach house.

There I got both sets of twins off to school while Malcolm snoozed. Delores was puttering around the house when he hollered from - of course - the upstairs bathroom. Up we went to see the last Landgraab baby born, looking forward to only having one for a change, and the pop-up told me that two new babies were on the way. I am absolutely certain that Malcolm hasn't had any cheesecake, but all right, it's not as if they don't know how to do this and hey, that's two chances for Malcolm V, right? So Malcolm has one alien baby, walks down to the nursery to put it in its cradle, has another, and then stands there holding it and looking rather pleased with himself (Delores went to take out the trash; all this happened before the maid arrived) and I was told to name a baby boy and a baby girl. The boy was a foregone conclusion, but I went to my baby name book for Mal names for girls, since Mallory was already taken. The first one I saw was Malvina, which means "smooth brow," so, no, that is a stupid name for a Landgraab. But the second one I saw was Malcolmina and yeah, that is exactly something Malcolm would do. I typed them in and moved my hand to the mouse to save.

And the game crashed.

I cannot believe this and yet, I have to. One of the things fixed on the computer was a bad power supply and that had made me happy - because that seemed like a really good reason for increased random crashing like I'd been having, and it seemed more than probable that I'd stop having so much. But apparently not. So I guess Malcolm will have new twins (watch them both be girls this time) tomorrow evening and I still won't have a clue how to troubleshoot this problem because there is no common factor whatsoever that I can detect to this crashing. Small families, big families, residences, apartments, community lots, minimal CC, lots of CC, high polys, low polys, air conditioning on, air conditioning off, machine turned off between sessions, machine left on - some conditions crash a little bit more but they all crash sometimes and play smoothly others and I don't know what to do. Except for the one time everything turned white at the Kwiki Mart, there is never any warning - no funny noises, no flashing, nothing! It doesn't even always crash the same way. Sometimes it starts making a stuck-record beepy sound, sometimes it doesn't; sometimes I get the "this application has crashed" pop-up (but I have to alt-tab to get to it), sometimes I don't; sometimes when I don't get the pop-up it crashes to desktop but other times (far more frequently) won't let me alt-tab to anything but a black screen with the toolbar along the bottom in the wrong size, CTL+ALT+DEL doesn't respond, and the only way to get out is to turn the machine off manually, which yes, I know isn't good for the machine but nothing else will do anything.

Sorry; if I had any hope whatever of anybody being able to suggest anything useful to try I'd take this rant to the help forum, but there simply isn't anything to hang a test on so I find myself venting here.

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#7639 Old Today at 8:37 AM
@Peni Griffin -I've been though what you went though when my current computer ended up need a new fan nine years ago because the original one was faulty and had brokenMy computer was overheating back then until I had it sent to the repar shop for a new fan.I've loaded my game up recently on it and changed the rooftops in my Pleasantview game to ones that were more historically accurate to the 17th century colonial settlement.
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#7640 Old Today at 12:30 PM
I thought I might update on what's been happening with my Veronaville families since I started replaying my megahood. There are only three families, but there are a lot of Sims, and they have been very busy. Except for Albany and Goneril Capp's family, I started them out by moving all the Capps in the bin into the main Capp house and all the Montys into the main Monty house, so those houses started out very crowded but have since dispersed. I also moved each family from their original house into one of equivalent value but somewhat easier to play.

I'll start with the Montys since they are have had the least drama. The Montys are a very close-knit family. Most of them stayed in Veronaville and work in the family's restaurant business. In the main house, Antonio is the restauranteur. He has remarried a townie named Sharon (who might be better known by her original name, Crystal Vu), and they are expecting. Also living there is Romeo, still single and hung up on Jennifer Burb; he is living off the family wealth and painting a lot. And Benedick, newly graduated from college and just figuring out his life. Living nearby is Bianca Monty, who married Dirk Dreamer and then his whole family moved in with them; last I saw her, she was in a bad way because she was having a hard time getting pregnant. Also nearby is the country house where Mercutio lives with his wife Lilith Pleasant, their son Banquo, and the two dogs Mercutio has trained as service dogs. Beatrice married Hal Capp out of college and moved with him to Pleasantview.

There are two branches of the Capp family: those who stayed in Consort's good graces and those he disowned. When he was alive, Consort ruled his family with an iron hand and made enemies with anyone who defied him. Those who remained with Consort were his daughter Regan, who took over the family business after he retired; her husband Cornwall, who ran the criminal side of the family's business; and his grandson Tybalt, who is working to increase the political power and local reputation of the family. Tybalt has remained single and spends most of his time networking. Regan and Cornwall had a son, Alonzo, who is basically a spoiled rich kid and managed to get to be a teen without acquiring one skill point.

Consort's son Kent was the first to be disowned, I guess for being a little odd (and maybe for being gay, I don't know). Kent crashed on the Summerdreams' couch for a while, which is where he got abducted by aliens. He moved to Strangetown to raise his alien daughter, where he met Nervous, and they are now married. Next was Juliette, who defied Consort at every turn. She is now married to Ripp Grunt, and they live the bohemian lifestyle with their son, Mick. Finally, Hermia dated Puck Summerdream all through high school but broke up with him in college when he cheated on her during Jill Smith's wild freshman year. She started going with a townie teen I sent to college with them named Damion, but Consort refused to let them marry because Damion was a "nobody." Hermia and Damion eloped, and now they live in Pleasantview in extreme poverty, with one child and another on the way. Damion works for the Montys, a job he got through his friendship with Dirk.

Also on the outs with Consort was Albany, who refused to have anything to do with the Capp's dirty business when he married Goneril. They were exiled to the countryside to raise their four children in relative poverty. Eventually, things got so tough that Goneril secretly went to Regan to ask for a job. She started working closely with Cornwall, and they started having an affair. Goneril thought Albany was ignorant of all this, but maybe not so much, because someone unknown poisoned Cornwall. Goneril and Albany fought over this and broke up. Goneril went back to live in Capp manor. Her eldest daughter Miranda was recruited to run the criminal branch of the Capp family business after Consort died and has recently been turned into a vampire by one of her lovers, so she now lives downtown in the House of the Fallen Trees and isn't really played anymore. For his part, Albany moved in with his son Hal--who is very much like him--and started seeing Jenny Smith after she was widowed. Desdemona just graduated from college and also lives there for the time being. It's a good thing Beatrice values family so much, since so many of her in-laws are living with her now! Ariel is still in college.

Finally, the Summerdreams had a third child named Sylvia. That was when Titania started her affair with Consort, which lasted until he died. She was so grieved by his death that she confessed all to Oberon and changed her aspiration to Romance. Oberon was going through a tough time just then, as he had recently been abducted by aliens and had a baby, and then he was almost killed in a fire, so he had his own mental breakdown. Kent invited Titania to stay with him and Nervous while Oberon got himself together, and also asked her to act as surrogate for the baby he and Nervous want. Meanwhile, Sylvia as a teen pretty much singlehandedly took care of Oberon's daughter, since he wasn't capable. Bottom is now back at home from college to help at least. Puck married Erin Beaker, who he is completely gaga over, and they got their own house and a cat. Erin got into debt with the Capps from some sports betting she did, so out of love, Puck took a job with them as a bookie to help pay back those debts.

I think that's all of the original Veronaville Sims. I've never played with them so long before. They have been really fun to play.
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#7641 Old Today at 1:35 PM
Peni, you haven't mentioned whether or not your graphics card is over-heating during this? How about your power supply or your fan?

It might be that if your power supply is inadequate/over-powering for the job, your graphics card will fail/falter/crash, and that will cause the computer to overheat and make a crash without having a warning. A cascading effect, so to speak.

Mine has been doing that-the graphics card is second-hand and old, and when it gets over-stressed, it will crash out. I'm going to have to change graphics cards eventually, because that's the leading problem in most games-if the graphics card is weak, old or over-stressed, your games will reflect that.

Of course I could be wrong and you've already done your best to keep it all together. But it is very frustrating.

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