Discussion in 'Sims - My Tank Flying Through The Air' started by MulMizu, Sep 6, 2012.
It's actually because I have a crappy integrated video card that doesn't keep skin tone consistent with what it is in Create A Sim. :D
Well, it suits her! XD
About to start the game back up and see what happens.
Assuming that the game has just killed this ONE HOUSEHOLD'S ability to function without me obsessing over everything they do, should I keep playing with you guys aware that I CONTROL EVERYTHING ALL THE PUPPET STRINGS, should I make this an LP of the alternate household, or should I just show images from other houses?
because i don't know man i don't want this to be game over
EDIT: Yep, they're not doing anything unless I specifically tell them to. This is the only household not only in this town, but in the entire Sims 3 anything that's doing this.
You don't have an earlier savefile, do you? If not, have you tried disabling mods (one by one) and loading up the game?
Edit: I suspect your savefile is corrupted, but I don't know for sure... :\
Now may perhaps be a good time to pimp the wonderful GameSave Manager. You can set it to automatically back up your save games at 3 in the morning or something. Also, it'll keep as many old versions as you want it too.
It sounds like what happens to my games, yeah, sadly probably a corrupted save. Still, this doesn't seem to make the game unplayable and you do have a pretty good idea by now what they'd do if you did go the puppet route, right?
Can't you trick the game? Will the corruption follow the family members or is it stuck with the house itself? You could maybe move them. You make all of them move out by themselves, one by one or two, and then move them all in to a new house. But I've never played Sims 3, so I got no idea if that's even possible.
What version of Windows are you running? If it's Windows 7, there may be an old copy of your save file hidden in the Previous Versions tab as described here.
Just do that on the files themselves and you may be good to go.
It'd still be the same "follow all of the wishes" thing, it's just a matter of them being unable to do anything for themselves.
I'll try moving everyone around to see if it is the house that was corrupted, which means I'm gonna have to cheat money into the household. 'S for a good cause, though, so it's not a big deal.
Elyscape: The problem with that method is that with the way the game and its files save, all previous versions have the same name. And I don't know exactly when this problem started, so I'd have to go through each and every save individually. That would take a very long time.
If all else fails, I can make a copy of the family in-game and then just place a new family in the world, deleting the old one. Hopefully, it should work.
I know. Right-click on the current file and go Properties -> Previous Versions and restore something from a few days ago. You can work forward from there.
hello ely what are you doing awake so late
I'm trying to look as far back as I can using the LP as a template to see where all of this may have started.
EDIT: WELP, it looks like the saves only go as far back as last week. And the last properly functioning post was more than a week ago. Time to try in-game things.
EDIT EDIT: From what I can tell, after moving the family and the house to another lot, it seemed to make a difference. Sims are now doing a few things on their own, which is a lot better than things were before! C:
WHAT HAPPENED TODAY!!
Problem solved, guys! Just had to move the entire house and its inhabitants to a different lot! EVERYTHING IS OKAY.
so let's start this update off with alli doing some martial arts at 1 am.
Also, take note of that crystal behind her. Let me explain what that is. That is a mineral/crystal called Tiberium. Tiberium is incredibly valuable and will make both Sims and Pets nauseous if they keep it in their inventory for too long. It's also worth noting that, at random, they'll give off little sparkles and make a pretty tinkly noise.
And since it's Leisure Day in-game, I decided to have the women of the household take a trip to the beach. ...Everyone in the house is supposed to have the day off, but the game hiccuped, sooooo Alice and Ely had to go to work. :< Immediately, Bladi and Alli decided to have a balloon fight! C:
okay look bladi the goal is not to injure your opponent please tone it down
Meanwhile, Mul decided to f-
is that a blowfish
are you holding a blowfish with your bare hands-
"Last one to the water has to clean the house!"
"okay see i thought you were gonna play fair"
this random lady wouldn't stop vomiting is she okay
that is a jellyfish
you are holding a jellyf-
At the end of the day, Bladi got a "suntan". Which basically means "glow a funky yellow color for like a day". I put her next to Alli to compare it looks so ridiculous what made them think this would look appealing in any way
I had them have fish and chips for dinner. C:
you better pray that ain't blowfish y'all funna die
While everyone else went to bed, I had Bladi go to the club. LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO UMBRELLAS.
You have to go into buy mode and get one for each individual Sim, and they are incredibly fragile; will end up looking broken and nasty after a few uses. Luckily, you can upgrade them to be Unbreakable!
so a gif summary of the club visit
Now I point out little details from this Expansion that lets me know they have been working on it for a long, long time.
After it rains, when Sims walk, water droplets explode from each step they take. Similarly, when cars drive on the road, there's a leftover tire trail where you can see where the car went through the water.
On a high end computer, this looks absolutely amazing. Those are water droplets dripping from the roooooooffffff~~~ <333333
also these are growing and budding and i told you to keep them in mind run they've become sentient
We're all going to fucking die, aren't we? If Kane shows up, I am OUTTA HERE.
i know nothing about tiberium other than that it can grow
this playthrough is teaching me things. For instance, that it makes Sims Nauseous.
so i'm learning WITH YOU! :D
Isn't Tiberium that stuff from Red Alert?
Aye, that it be.
"'Yes it is', not 'that it be', you don't have to use that stupid tone with me, I am not a tourist!"
Sorry. Too much Blackadder.
This could either be very good or very bad. Probably very bad.
Also, Blackadder. \(o)/ Haven't watched too much of it myself, but I like what I've watched.
Something I wanna bring up because it relates to this LP and it's sorta weird/interesting. I'll probably need input, too.
So this household runs slowly. There's really frequent hanging, we had the issue with the autonomy, and everything is just all-around slow. For the longest time, I thought it was my computer. Until I spent the last while playing one of my other files and realized that I'd had little to no hang. It took me a while to realize that the biggest reason I was having so many problems was the house.
I don't know what it is, but something about multiple-storied houses in this game causes problems with my computer.
That said, what I am going to do is temporarily move everyone out into a single story house and see if that makes a difference. If my testing and theory proves correct, well... Well.
And this is where your input comes in.
Would you rather the household have a two-story house at the cost of performance...
Would you rather the household have a one-story house at the cost of space/items?
I would say the one-story house, but whatever's easier for you.
Whatever makes it easier to tell sim stories, MulMizu... which seems to lean toward the one-story, so...
I'd say one-story for the same reasons stated as the others.
I decided I'd make one more update before moving everyone...
It's uh. It's making me cry for real.
Will be posting it shortly.
Spoot threw up and ate it.
As a note, each of those? Worth $40k. Yep, when they move, they're gonna be loaded.
Bladi and Alli decided to slow dance to the sound of wailing babies.
Mul leveled up in her career, so now she has to take care of three toddlers at once.
If you have ever needed convincing to not have multiple children at once, this game'll do it for you.
Alice came home and immediately ran to the birthday cake. Everyone crowded around to celebrate.
What did she wish for? To make lots of friends. That's her Lifetime Wish. She wants to have 20 friends.
Managed to capture Mul celebrating...by having her back turned to the festivities and looking over her shoulder.
i do not understand what she is wearing but she doesn't look too different from her teen self. Just like reaaaal life.
...i need a moment...
The moment she aged up, both Mul and Ely wanted Alice to go into Science. Do you see those goggles? Do you need to ask what field she went into?
And you all know what came next...
"Thanks for always being there, even if you were kinda weird about it...Dad."
"i love you too random child that showed up at my doorstep one night."
"...in your own special way, that must mean a lot"
"Thanks for always watching out for me, Mom."
"DON'T LEAVE I LOVE YOU MY BABYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY"
"this is a nice moment let me just stare while grinning widely"
Goodbye Alice. You were a surprise addition to the household, but I can't imagine you not being in it.
Be safe! Don't talk to strange men! I love you!!
TO COMMEMORATE ALICE'S LEAVING...
I quickly sketched and colored a thing.
Full size here.
...Is she naked?
...THAT'S what i forgot to add ughhhhh i usually add clothes at the end.
ASSUME SHE IS ACTUALLY WEARING A FANCY JESSICA RABBIT DRESS HELD UP BY SPACE AND TIME
just do it. for me.
I will. And I HATE it when the kids have to move out. Another downside of always playing on the slowest aging, you get so damned attached to them and it seems like only yesterday they were screaming and soiling the diapers and needed constant care and then they had to learn to drive and do homework and I just... ;_;
my babyyyyyyyy ;A;
I'm... way more sad than I should. These damn TS3 stories.
Also, for all I know, she is wearing a strapless dress.
I'm only happy, because I was so sure someone was going to die ;n;
Aliceeeeee! Be safe!
Am I the only one thinking it's a creepy coincidence Sim!Ely ended up being the legal guardian for a girl named Alice?
Where... where is Alice going? I mean, she's coming back, right?
I finally catch up on this thread.
I'll be sure to talk about what the game tells me she's doing with her life.
I just hope she doesn't end up getting ten thousand cats and living in the park.
Did Alice interact with Ali often? Because if she did, her fate as crazy cat woman is already sealed.
By the time she left the household, everyone in the household was at "best friends" level. Filled all the way to the max.
Alices don't live in parks, do they? Just... remember to patrol it at night if Alice becomes a Musician.
Okay, I am done beating the dead horse. In the park.
Of course not.
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