Quick Update and a funny

25 March 2016

So, quick update:

My old computer died and it was very sad, because it had been a hard worker.  However, it only died in a small way — the modem died, so I couldn’t get online.  However, the poor thing was about eight years old, so I decided it was time the computer retired.  With it being such a small death (and wow, do I love this computer or what for not exploading or destroying my files, as previous computer deaths have done), and I was able to back up everything on it, and put it on the new replacement computer.

TS2 took ages to install, because it was a complete nightmare, it kept asking for disc 4 of the base game, which caused it to crash.  Windows 10 is not TS2’s friend.  (Pro Tip: the way around this is to install the base game, download the update, install that, and then install the rest of the games.  It will stop it from asking for the base game final disc.)

I managed to install the Moxleys’ neighbourhood and we seem to be a go there (although the shadows are solid black rectangles under everything at the moment).  However, I haven’t had time to do much more than test.

Also, gloaty moment: a vanilla install of every TS2 EP and SP loads in 58 seconds.  And with 10gb of custom content, it loads in 2 minutes.  And given that I was delighted when I got it down to 15 minutes from 45 on my old computer, my tiny brain can hardly comprehend how quickly everything goes.

With that in mind, I thought, right, let’s load TS3.  Now, the reason I’ve never particularly fallen for TS3 is because on my old computer it took ages to load everything.  My computer was a hard worker, but it had limitations, and with TS3, my poor little sim would be surrounded by white blocks for ages while each texture loaded.  Naturally, this made doing a legacy pretty much impossible, because who wants to see a sim doing anything surrounded by solid white blobs?

It runs like a dream on my new computer.  It’s so sleek and quick, and I quickly fell in love with all of the things I liked about it before, without most of the problems I faced before (thought I’m still not a fan of the pudding faces).  I love the gardening, and the fact that one of my sims routinely chows down on raw garlic, which leaves her both full of food and amused that she has garlic breath.  I love create a style.  I love the dramatic trait.  And I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE the horses.  By far, this was the best selling point of the whole series for me.

And so, without further ado, I present my sim, learning to ride her new horse up a slight incline:

ARTAX! STUPID HORSE! You’ve gotta move or you’ll die! Move, please! I won’t give up! Don’t quit! Artax! Please!

ARTAX! STUPID HORSE! You’ve gotta move or you’ll die! Move, please! I won’t give up! Don’t quit! Artax! Please!

 

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The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.4

17 February 2016

The Moxley Legacy

The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.4

So, last update I did something so magnificently stupid that someone ought to give me a medal.

Even worse? After playing this game for twelve years, I didn’t know it was stupid.

Here is the stupid thing I did.

The Moxley Legacy
For the love of all that is holy DO NOT GIFT GRAVE STONES.

I have managed to destroy my legacy, for the sake of a quick joke. I am ridiculously stupid.

Since that update, I haven’t managed to get into Nikki’s lot for longer than a minute before it crashes my game. At first, I didn’t even know what was wrong, so I cleared out my downloads – which, to be fair, I should’ve done ages ago. Quick pro-tip? Use this wonderful, awesome and magical tutorial.

Eventually, after a bit of googling, it suddenly occurred to me that gravestones are odd little blighters, and Maxis gave us free rein to do what we want to them, despite the face it will bork games. And that’s when I found out that gifting tombstones is fatal to the lot.

So, since I didn’t want to start a new legacy, I moved over to Brie’s lot. Which crashed, because she had the gravestone too. I managed to reload, then the first thing I did was send the tombstone to a custom community lot, then reloaded, and Brie’s lot now works.

Only problem, I’d played Brie a bit so she and Sorin are married and have two kids already, so we missed the toddler stage.

tl;dr: WE ARE PLAYING BRIE NOW BECAUSE I AM STUPID.

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The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.3

7 February 2016

The Moxley Legacy

The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.3

Catch up: 1.1 | 1.2 | 2.1 | 2.2

*adopts serious voice* Previously on the Moxley Legacy…

Nikki, gen 2 heir, attended college where she was initially Grilled Cheese, and it drove me up the wall. Thankfully, she did well enough to re-roll her aspiration and became Popularity instead.

Her lifetime want is to have 50 Dream Dates, which is awesome. It’s one of my favourite aspirations, because it keeps the Sims happy, mood-boosted and if you date enough rich folks, you get lots of free swag.

All dream dates so far have taken place with the love of her life, Garruck. Garruck’s twin brother, Sorin, is married to Nikki’s twin sister, Brie. Brie is awesome. She cuts bitches.

Also, Nattie and Tyson, Brie and Nikki’s older siblings exist. And nobody cares.

Nikki is now moving home to live with her mothers, Mickie and Harriet.

… continue reading The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.3

The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.2

7 February 2016

The Moxley Legacy

The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.2

Catch up: 1.1 | 1.2 | 2.1

*adopts serious voice* Previously on the Moxley Legacy…

Mickie and Harriet (lesbians), had two sets of twins, Nattie (Little Miss Perfect, who later became addicted to strip poker) and Tyson (who was recently abducted by aliens); and Brie (who cuts bitches); and Nikki (the heir).

Nikki found a boyfriend, Garruck, who has alien genetics. Brie’s beloved, Sorin, is Garruck’s twin. You can’t get much more twee than twins dating twins, can you?

Brie cuts bitches. Her two favourite bitches are: Cedric (a guy in combats and a CM Punk shirt), and Bad Santa (I have no idea what Bad Santa’s real name is).

Nikki’s lifetime want is to have 50 dream dates, which I love (free swag from grateful suitors), but have never succeeded in doing before (50 dates is a lot).

… continue reading The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.2

The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.1

9 July 2015

The Moxley Legacy

The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.1

Catch up: 1.1 and 1.2

*adopts serious voice* Previously on the Moxley Legacy…

Our founder, Mickie, found NOBODY IN THE WORLD except for Harriet, so we married her and had two sets of twins: Tyson and Nattie, and Nikki and Brie.

Nattie became Little Miss Perfect despite the game’s insistence she missed ONE WHOLE DAY OF SCHOOL, Tyson started to unravel with unfulfilled family wants (ha!), Nikki realised she was the most beautiful thing in the world and Brie refused to react to anything, just like her mother, Harriet.

I sent them to college, and cheated a little to play Mickie up to the top of her career. She is now perma-plat.

I never announced it, but Nikki is heir.

… continue reading The Moxley Legacy: Gen 2.1

The Moxley Legacy: Gen 1.2

7 July 2015

The Moxley Legacy

The Moxley Legacy: Gen 1.2

Catch up: Gen 1.1

Sooo, quick catch up. Last update was full of fail. Not my Sims, but me. I failed to install necessary hacks, I didn’t have useful custom content, and my screen caps were mostly useless.

As far as the Moxleys are concerned, we started with founder, Mickie, who could find absolutely NO-ONE in the world, and then we fell in love with Harriet, the first Sim to walk by. Both women got pregnant, with batches of twins a day apart. First were Nattie and Tyson, then Nikki and Brie.

Also, Wing, my friend told me I’d been numbering this legacy wrong. I previously had switched over to the next generation number at birth, but apparently you only do that when the next gen torch-holder takes over. … continue reading The Moxley Legacy: Gen 1.2

The Moxley Legacy: Gen 1.1

7 July 2015

The Moxley Legacy

The Moxley Legacy: Gen 1.1

Soooo. A few years ago I uninstalled Sims 2 after deciding that Sims 3 would do. Not that it was great or anything, but it was roughly as enjoyable as Sims 2, and had the added bonus of horses and create a style. And I could use it to finally get around to a rainbow legacy. (That never happened.)

Moments after beginning the uninstall process, I began to panic, but kept telling myself to calm down, it was ok, I could learn to love Sims 3 as much as Sims 2.

As it turned out, I ceased loving either of them. I have no idea why I stopped playing, I suspect my job. *glares and kicks the work computer*

Anyway cut to about a month ago, I fired up Sims 3, ready to get my Sim on and realised that no, I could not love it as much as Sim 2, despite all of the nice things it had on offer.

So, I reinstalled Sims 2, thinking to myself, “This will be easy. After all, I kept my downloads, and I have that backup folder – I bet I could pick up where I left off.”

Yeah, no. Apparently in the quest for MOAR SPACE, I deleted pretty much all of my Sims 2 downloads. I did retain some and I literally can’t even guess at what my process was when it came to elimination. All my beautifully re-coloured hairs? Yeah, fuck them, let’s get them deleted. All of SunAir’s stuff that tends to push through walls that I haven’t used since they first released them? KEEP THAT SHIT!

So, yeah. Basically, I’m in for a world of hurt as I start this legacy and realise all of the crap I’m missing.

There’s plenty of fail on my end. You’ll see if you keep reading.

 

… continue reading The Moxley Legacy: Gen 1.1

Sims 2 v Sims 3

5 July 2012

Ok, so now I’m going back and forth as to whether to install Sims 2 again.  This is because, since the update Sims 3 does not let me interact with any Sim.  And before it went to that level, it would not let me do any flirty/romantic interactions.  Before the update, the sims in question were flirting all over the place, kissing, making out, etc.  Now they can’t even watch the stars together.  Unless one of them autonomously suggests it.

So, Sims 2:

Pros:

  • Hacks are awesome, I know exactly what they all do
    • Do not have to choose between two different awesome mods, can have both
  • I miss Uni
  • I miss aliens
  • I miss my lovely defaults
  • I miss DM boots (thank you GoS, for putting them on everything)
  • It’s a fun game, damnit!
  • Bodyshop and the catalogue only take ages to load once, after that the thumbnails are cached, unlike S3
  • Can interact with other sims, no matter what hacks I have

Cons:

  • Have deleted everything, all of my backup discs are at least a year out of date
  • Hate that none of my custom objects match (unlike the lovely create a style thingie of S3)
  • Takes forever to load
    • That’s after it’s taken forever to install (silly Sarah bought the PC not the DVD version of almost all games)
  • Crashes often
  • Does not have the awesome story mode, so your spares will never grow old, get married, have children, etc
  • Uni takes ages to play through, no matter how much I miss it, I know I’ll get bored after the first semester
  • Always think it will be really easy to do a Rainbow legacy.  Never have enough of any colour ever.  Not a problem in S3

Fuck, I’m torn.

First Post

5 June 2012

Hi, I’ve just moved over here.  Posts will be uploaded shortly.  Forgive the disaray.

Also, I did this:

RIP Sims 2: 24 October 2005 - 5 February 2012

RIP Sims 2: 24 October 2005 – 5 February 2012

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The Clancy Legacy: Generation 3.1

31 March 2009

The Clancy Legacy: Generation 3.1

Catch up:
1.1
2.1 | 2.2 | 2.3

Last we left off, Dove was pregnant, her brothers and sisters had resigned themselves to a long tragic existence as townies, and Ava’s right nipple was constantly on show. Oh, and Dove was in labour.
… continue reading The Clancy Legacy: Generation 3.1