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MTS Summer Movie Night - posted on 13th Jun 2018 at 10:07 PM
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Lab Assistant
#6126 Old 17th Jun 2018 at 7:25 AM
I noticed that if two sims have handheld games in their inventory, they can play together!

Just take each day 24 minutes at a time... Unless you hit pause, then you could be there for hours!

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Theorist
#6127 Old 17th Jun 2018 at 9:52 AM
Lab Assistant
#6128 Old 17th Jun 2018 at 11:16 AM
I discovered that any Maxis lot, occupied or not, has Sim references which have to be cleaned first.
Lab Assistant
#6129 Old 17th Jun 2018 at 4:04 PM
If you make a pond, then click undo, it wipes out all the terrain paint on that area.

This was a good thing- I was trying to get it back to normal to blend with the surrounding hood terrain, so I was able to just cover the lot with a pond.
Field Researcher
#6130 Old 17th Jun 2018 at 6:12 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by inspiredzone
If you make a pond, then click undo, it wipes out all the terrain paint on that area.

This was a good thing- I was trying to get it back to normal to blend with the surrounding hood terrain, so I was able to just cover the lot with a pond.

Hold the right click-button and use the terrain paint does the same thing.
Mad Poster
#6131 Old 17th Jun 2018 at 9:57 PM
Or hold down ctrl, just like you would with a floor.

If you have questions on how to use SimPE or WW, you're welcome to PM me.
Scholar
#6132 Old 18th Jun 2018 at 10:46 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yvelotic2001
I discovered that any Maxis lot, occupied or not, has Sim references which have to be cleaned first.
This also includes the CAS and young adult CAS lots, found in game data \TSData\Res\GlobalLots. Sucks.

Felicity Island! :D
"When people put their mind to things, when people are inspired, when people are motivated; anything is possible. I saw a naked woman riding a giant telephone." -nicepeter
Mad Poster
#6133 Old 18th Jun 2018 at 2:42 PM
We don't actually know that these references hurt anything, though.

Ugly is in the heart of the beholder.
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Mad Poster
#6134 Old 18th Jun 2018 at 6:03 PM
I'm going to assume that everyone knows that the Sims series was based on Abraham Maslow's theory of self-actualization.

Today, while browsing I came across this article that discusses it and why some do not think it's actually or totally accurate. I found it educational:

Understanding Maslow's Theory of Self-Actualization

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Alchemist
#6135 Old 18th Jun 2018 at 6:13 PM
The "Water's Flow" painting worth $300 also functions as a light. It has a cute little animation too when the light is switched on.

~Your friendly neighborhood ginge
Lab Assistant
#6136 Old 18th Jun 2018 at 7:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by FranH
I'm going to assume that everyone knows that the Sims series was based on Abraham Maslow's theory of self-actualization.

Today, while browsing I came across this article that discusses it and why some do not think it's actually or totally accurate. I found it educational:

Understanding Maslow's Theory of Self-Actualization


Yes, we are talking about this here. Very interesting reading. There also says that Sims 2 describes all levels of the hierarchy in contrast to other games.
Top Secret Researcher
#6137 Old 18th Jun 2018 at 8:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigsimsfan12
The "Water's Flow" painting worth $300 also functions as a light. It has a cute little animation too when the light is switched on.

My grandmother used to have an animated light similar to that. Those animated lamps were popular at one time. Most of the old ones seem to be round, but I have seen flat ones like the one in the game.

https://www.google.com/search?clien...ih=752&dpr=1.25
Mad Poster
#6138 Old 19th Jun 2018 at 4:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peni Griffin
We don't actually know that these references hurt anything, though.


I thought we had confirmed that, back when Jawusa found how to clean them. Bad memory these days so not totally sure, but like 85% sure.

If you have questions on how to use SimPE or WW, you're welcome to PM me.
Field Researcher
#6139 Old 19th Jun 2018 at 5:48 AM
I learned some new things this weekend, and I'm so happy with this result.

I learned about all the OMSPs from SilentLucidity (oops, who hit the lamp post?). I figured out how to change the model used for favorite mods I use constantly while playing (community trashcan is actually InSim's selector, Sim Crossing sign is VC, and wrecked lampost is BOs Need Freak, all up front where I need them). And, through the helpful simmers in WCIF, I found some awesome decorative skates so my version of Rollers! can finally have a skate rental (through the window). A weekend well spent!
Lab Assistant
#6140 Old 19th Jun 2018 at 5:48 AM
Well, I discovered something while NOT playing: distance definitely makes the heart grow fonder.

56 days and counting, folks! I do not know how much more I can endure! Please, help! Send me a new computer! I miss my game with all my being!

In this house, we respect and treasure all Pleasantview, Veronaville and Strangetown pre-mades. Is that clear?

Good.
Field Researcher
#6141 Old 19th Jun 2018 at 10:07 PM Last edited by Sunrader : Yesterday at 3:52 AM.
Default Exploring GA for the first time
Am I the last simmer to figure out how to use GridAdjuster?! Wow, I'm just loving it, no more sloped or doubled walls. I love tiny lots. Now my single sims can have a tiny apt and a tiny business all on the same tiny lot.

Three photos showing just a quick throw together play test of GA's basement for a tiny footprint on a tiny lot.
Mad Poster
#6142 Old 19th Jun 2018 at 11:01 PM
Is that a cloned Rod Humble?

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#6143 Old 19th Jun 2018 at 11:06 PM
@Sunrader you realize with lot adjuster (rather than Grid Adjuster) you can build one tile closer to the edge?

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Field Researcher
#6144 Old Yesterday at 3:47 AM Last edited by Sunrader : Yesterday at 4:01 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by joandsarah77
@Sunrader you realize with lot adjuster (rather than Grid Adjuster) you can build one tile closer to the edge?


No, is that a particular setting or do you mean build on a bigger lot, then shrink? That could be useful. I do find, though, that it's sometimes good to leave the two spaces so sims can walk around or to put the occasional item where they can interact with it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bulbizarre
Is that a cloned Rod Humble?


Yes, now known as Humbler Humble, since he can't give away his computers anymore. He's cloned as safely as I can, I think, cloned with christianlov's cloner, then rinsed through Body Shop. He has so many computers because he's the only sim in my entire test hood, or he was, until the game spawned a newspaper carrier - When I get tired of building test lots, I might have them hook up to repopulate....

This idea of putting in the underground apt has grown over time. I've tired of watching sims do everyday stuff like go to the bathroom, so I have sometimes put those upstairs and never bothered to follow them up when they go. But, mostly the vast majority of my sims get stuck with only Veranka's All-in-One. I like the idea with this of putting a more luxurious place underground (Humble has a nice clawfoot down there) that is just for them. Once they are built and the fun stuff is upstairs, even I won't follow them down when they go down for a nice long bath or a good sleep. Give em a little privacy, you know?!
Be like the 22nd elephant with heated value in space- Bark!
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#6145 Old Yesterday at 12:32 PM
@Sunrader I love your Humbler Humble!
Lab Assistant
#6146 Old Yesterday at 3:46 PM
@Sunrader I love what you did with the grid adjuster! I've never really experimented with it as much as I'd like to because I never knew what to do with it, but you've given me an excellent idea! Just curious - do you think that the basement will play well with windows?

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Field Researcher
#6147 Old Yesterday at 3:52 PM Last edited by Sunrader : Today at 1:35 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by cheezypuff121P
@Sunrader I love what you did with the grid adjuster! I've never really experimented with it as much as I'd like to because I never knew what to do with it, but you've given me an excellent idea! Just curious - do you think that the basement will play well with windows?


Do you mean putting windows in the basement? No, I couldn't place windows if the level was totally underground, though if you use a different level in GA and make the basement walls more above ground, then you can. The Simpler Times Screen Window looks like a basement window from the exterior in a lot where I did that.

I've only tried the basement function and figuring out the counting needed took some trial and error. In case this is new and confusing for anyone else, this is what I figured out. This and that you don't have to start with a foundation. Otherwise, it's all Moo's tutorial all the way.

Mad Poster
#6148 Old Yesterday at 4:12 PM
You certainly aren't the last simmer. I've been meaning to take a better look at grid adjuster ever since community spirit contest, but still haven't gotten around to it. Cool to know you can make proper basements with it, I'll have to remember that next time I replicate a real life lot with a basement

If you have questions on how to use SimPE or WW, you're welcome to PM me.
Field Researcher
#6149 Old Yesterday at 4:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by simsample
@Sunrader I love your Humbler Humble!


Me, too. In my head, his computers spawned a virus that jumped to humans and wiped out the population. Poor Humbler, he's a popularity sim, too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gummilutt
You certainly aren't the last simmer. I've been meaning to take a better look at grid adjuster ever since community spirit contest, but still haven't gotten around to it. Cool to know you can make proper basements with it, I'll have to remember that next time I replicate a real life lot with a basement


It took me a long time to get to it, too. I had looked a few times, but it seemed complicated. That's why I shared the pic of the mathy part that I, finally, figured out. It was when I was trying to play in a double-walled basement (yuck) that I finally took the trouble.
Lab Assistant
#6150 Old Yesterday at 4:47 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunrader
It took me a long time to get to it, too. I had looked a few times, but it seemed complicated. That's why I shared the pic of the mathy part that I, finally, figured out. It was when I was trying to play in a double-walled basement (yuck) that I finally took the trouble.


I may finally be able to make my own house, then, if you can add a basement
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