Quick Update and a funny

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!