Monday, October 30, 2006

General Update

Since many of the families I've played in Sim Swap have retired, I've moved them to the three various neighborhoods in the game, mixing it up a bit and putting a Mikata family (I had played them at three different stages in their "life" rotation) in each neighborhood.

I'm having a significant problem with my CC interfering with Pets and don't know how to fix it except rename the downloads folder. Bleh. So much good CC going to waste and no instant grocery deliveries. I'll have to look for what hacks I have and see if I can get them updated for pets and see if that'll fix it. Mainly, I have Inteenimater and Monique's computer. I also have the Babysitter piece. Maybe that's it. Anyone know?

Today I moved a Maxis created family, Cyd Rosewood (Rosemont?) and his dog Porthos into a house in Strangetown. Porthos already knew a few commands and the play dead made me laugh out loud. Cyd taught him to shake, which wasn't quite as amusing, but is still cute. Cyd got a job as a criminal to fulfill his LTW and romanced townie Florence who he later married and had boy Titus with. Florence is working in science toward her LTW but I may have to get her pregnant again as ever since she got pregnant she does the waddle walk all the time now. Strange. It's cute when they're bumped, but not in their street clothes. Toddler Titus cuddled Porthos who didn't look like he liked it, but then Porthos turned right around and independently cuddled again. I plan to have Tidus get Porthos a job as I haven't had any pets go to work yet.

Did you know: when your Sim plays an instrument, their dog will howl along? Too funny!

Cyd wants desperately to be a werewolf. He's met the wolf a few times but I don't know how to get him to turn yet. I did try having Cyd scold the wolf (seemed like a very bad idea indeed) after the wolf demolished the only sitting chair in the house (no money cheats) and knocked over the trash.

Cyd also taught little Titus to the middle of the street. He scooped him up into his arms in a congratulatory fashion just before Florence's ride arrived to take her to work. He's not winning Father of the Year.

And over in Veronaville, I played the Ohana family (from when they were just created) and decided they needed some kind of big dog. Makaha (dad) phoned up and had one delivered from the pound. Abbey the chow is a well behaved dog for the most part, but isn't fully trained not to destroy the furniture so she gets scolded more often then I'd like. The kids, Meli and Lana, enjoy her, as I knew they would. Oh, and Leilana (mom) wanted very much to have another baby, so she's pregnant, but hasn't gotten her bump yet. I let her roll up the want for 5 days before I relented and let them try once. This photo is of the welcome wagon (Karen Anderson and Rodney, Karen's ex boyfriend and baby's daddy) having lunch with Leilani. Rodney says "This chili gives me gas!" Later, Karen had the same problem. Something about playing in speed 3 while Sims dive I think.

With the Downloads folder renamed (D_Downloads) it works fine. My fiance suggested I not keep moving the folder in and out, especially since it's so large (over a gig, yikes!) because it'll cause too much fragmentation on my drive. Good call. I'll have to check that simply renaming it doesn't leave the CC in the lots for upload for Swap. At this point, I'm not able to access any CC except for recolors of some objects (cribs, etc) and I can see the CC on characters in the game hasn't gone away (custom hair and clothes on some visitors to the lot). Not sure what that means exactly, but okay.

Blogspot isn't in the mood to upload the photos for this entry. I'll try again tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Being frustrated with Strangetown - and what did I expect from Strangetown anyhow? - I moved over to Pleasantville and decided that Don Lothario, local man about town, needed a puppy to help him meet women at the local dog park. He found an adorable beagle and named her Smootches. I'm sure he has his own motives for that name. He grew her into an adult dog and housebroke her after quite a few floor piddles. Here he is rubbing her belly, which she seems to enjoy. I must say that the trick is proving to be a charm as he has had an additional 3 successful whoohoo relationships since he got her. The first thing Don taught Smootches was to stay off Sim beds. He said Sim beds are for Sim whoohoo and were no place for a puppy. That's good advice in his house.

In order to get Don's lot to work, I had to remove my downloads folder. There must be some conflict between a hack in there (although I only use a couple like Inteenimator) and the game running. However, the game ran fine with the downloads folder in when I installed it. Nothing changed on my computer between the night I installed the game and the next day. Odd. Otherwise, my game has all the patches. If you know what causes this problem (jump bugs) please let me know by leaving a comment below.


With the introduction of the Pets expansion, I created a female, Adrianna, and a grey and black tiger striped cat for her named Anderson. The game installed fine (after I'd backed up my files, of course) and Adrianna and Anderson played finger wiggle and other things to try out the new expansion.

The next day, I loaded the game up and Adrianna had the dreaded jump bug. I left her lot and installed Eric Banna, which I found on the Exchange awhile back, and had him attempt to adopt a dog from the pet store. However, he was also afflicted with the jump bug and ended up not being able to enter his car or a cab. I restarted the game several times and had no luck. I did, however, get an interesting picture of Anderson who fell through the floor. Poor kitty.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Romeo, through the use of Inteenimator and only one try for baby, impregnated Juliette. All the while, when asked what he wanted, it was to flirt with or kiss or something to her cousin, Hermia. Since he was such a, well, a Romeo, I had him impregnate Hermia too. Then Juliette dumped him - although she never knew of his infidelity. Juliette had baby girl Romance and Hermia had baby boy Romero. Then the three Capp kids (Juliette, Hermia, and Tybalt) went off college leaving poor old Consort to watch the babies.

Juliette has been romancing Antonio, another Monty. He's a single dad with two schoolaged kids who is recently widowed. Juliette moved in with him after she finished school, taking baby daughter Romance with her, of course. I think Antonio is also the uncle of Romeo.

Ah, but more happened at university. Hermia got engaged to Puck Summerdream. And, surprise of surprises, Tybalt got engaged to his once-mortal enemy, Mercucio. Meanwhile, Consort Capp, the widow, has been romancing the married Isabella Monty.


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