(goes to this just to plug my inactive sim blog) (leaves)
one thing i actually liked about the sims 3 a lot was the ghosts, namely the ones you could control. they made legacies more fun.
but i also like how the sims 4 is suddenly bringing all this stuff in? it’s so clear this game was rushed. this shoulda been in base.
WELL AT LEAST ITS FREE
ts2 people: not counting legacy style gameplay, how many families do yall balance at once?
i used to play by having 10+ families, most of which i could not really stand but had to keep them aged right, and keeping them all perfectly timed with each other but i just can’t keep up with that any more. and ts3 kinda spoiled me with the story progression.
I tend to get overwhelmed with more than 5-6 families. Like, i sure have attempted to juggle more, but I rarely end up playing for more than two in-game weeks in each household. By the time the hood-wite doration is over, I don’t remember what I was going to do in that first household.
I can juggle a bunch of families but i play them all in small intervals? Literally like a few days, because i invite someone over from another household and they further the story and im like “well now i gotta play their household”
HOO NELLY HERE WE GO
for hoods, delete any base games ur gonna use and replace them with meetme2theriver’s cleaned up templates, as well as downloading the subhoods so you can make your own lil uberhoods at your discretion. you also need to download this to get it to work.
defaults; i always have been a fan of lilith’s honey skinblend, which fivey kindly defaulted here. i use honey for s1-s4, and vampires. as for aliens, i lil lilith’s alien skin blend and this plantsim skin. i jump around with face replacements, but the butterflies and hurricanes one gave me cute sims last time around (sighs @ carmen in my dead legacy)
as for buy/build, i literally have only one link; jodeliejodelie’s resources page! seriously, every time i restart my game i just scourge this
finally, clothing n stuff. well, i’m kind of impartial to nyren as far as creators go, but like…honestly, trappingscrushes is the place to go. go through the tags on that and you’ll eventually just get lost down a loop of cc.
OK, I think these are just about ready - mods to replace the Bro trait and the Insane trait. Why? Because I didn’t like them as they were. So there’s three mods to choose from here, one that replaces the Bro trait with the Wanker trait, one that replaces the Insane trait with the Eccentric trait and one that replaces both. You can only have one at a time and they will conflict with any other mods that alter the game strings.
Please note, these only alter the text. I can’t change the icons (yet) and the game behaviour is still the same. Eccentric sims will still experience random emotions, only now they’re not hiiiiiilarious nonsense and Wankers will still have their own super duper special completely platonic hug.
Fancy having a go at changing some strings too? Perhaps you want to change the Mean trait to the Asshole trait, or rename WooHoo to Shag Like Bunnies or Tell A Joke About Dicks instead of Ducks. To do so, you’ll need to use S4PE to export the .stbl data from Strings_ENG_US.package (usually found in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 4\Data\Client folder) and edit it with TS4 STBL Editor found here. Once edited, simply right-click the package, replace the .stbl data and save it as a new package in your Mods folder. I don’t recommend saving over the original, you never know when you might need it again.
Challenge Eleven: Stella Terrano
Stella feels as though her colleagues would take her much more seriously if her freckles didn’t look like multicolored stars. They would actually take her far more seriously if she’d just stop equating Mr. Darcy to every single god damn Physics class, but the stars are pretty distracting, too.
- (via pucksummerdream)
Hermia: "My relationship status? Ahaha, well, my current relationships involve white wine, rock gardens with spiritual significance, and a large cardboard cutout of Mikasa Ackerman."
Hermia: "…also Puck Summerdream and I keep flirting but I’m pretty sure neither of us know why."
this was a great blog. I can’t believe I didn’t update this blog more. why did you all let me do that.
so today, i did something i had never done before: i bootcamped my computer, specifically so i could play the sims 2 again with all EPs.
it didn’t take too long to do; the process itself was harmless, albeit long, and i actually kind of was getting excited to have windows capabilities on my computer again. i missed stupid stuff like ms paint, or just the general look and feel of windows 7.
then i ran into an issue. now, the downloading of the sims 2 ultimate edition was like…comically fast, and opening the game saw some of the speediest opening i had ever seen. i had loaded veronaville, and then la fiesta tech, on a new game, in under eight minutes.
then, pretty happy, i decided to check the cpu
IN RETROSPECT, I COULD HAVE SEEN THIS COMING.
now i’m no linguist with a machine, but if one video game and google chrome could do this, i literally couldn’t imagine what would happen after a few hours of gameplay.
obviously, bad experiment. i’d delete windows off of my computer, sigh wistfully at the sims 2, and just wait until i get home to my PC this thanksgiving, right?
you see, totallymaxis is having its college thing right now. know who i haven’t seen submitted yet?
no stella terrano
this is literal fucking injustice. who doesn’t love stella terrano?? she’s one of the only premade aliens you can play. she’s a physics major who loves reading, studying, and cookies. COOKIES!!! she’s ADORABLE!!
i had to rectify this. i had to download enough CC to make my game look half-decent, and then take a picture of her
and i did it
every piece of custom content you’re seeing in the image above is every piece of custom content in my game, right now. the pose, the clothes, the makeup…all of it i downloaded specifically to take this picture.
i had so little data left on my computer that my heart was literally pounding while i was opening stella’s lot. setting her up to pose felt like waiting for the executioner to put on his gloves. but i got it. i got it. i got the shot.
but you’re probably thinking, pucksummerdream, you’re thinking, that isn’t the best shot you could possibly make, right? the pose is making her sweater clip, and you can barely see that clipboard in her other hand.
well you see, the second i took that screenshot, the game completely crashed.
the dying breaths of my windows’ short-lived stint as a boarder on my computer was used up taking a picture i don’t even really like of stella terrano.
so did i submit it?
fuck yeah i fucking submitted it. sure the picture was awful, but it’s not about that. it was the blood, the sweat, the tears, the perfectly placed and compressed custom content, the way i could feel my computer threatening to explode when stella went up to the mirror to put on her makeup.
so in a few hours or days when pucksummerdream’s stella terrano picture drops on totallymaxis.tumblr.com, you fucking remember this. you remember that this very well may have made my computer explode and murder everyone in my dorm.
this is the way the world ends. not with a bang, but an adorable alien college student.
alright @the person who told me to bootcamp my computer, i finally, finally did and………….
i’m gonna try it out, but i’m this far not too impressed by how bootcamped windows 7 is handling the game’s look, and also how the fucking game took a majority of the GB on the windows partition.
it IS weird playing this game on my mac, also.