Tuesday, April 28, 2015

TS2 Going Oldschool- We Got A Rotation Going On

Chapter 4

So I was just playing and about to start the rotation over and realized it's been DAYS since I've done an update!  Sooooo much has happened!  I might not have taken pictures of everything because truthfully I'm so into the game and the characters I don't think about it.  Normally I play with the intention being that I'm going to be blogging about it.  With Sims 2 I'm playing and as an afterthought I might make a note of something or take a picture.  It's crazy.  So I started out with just one sim and her cat and now I'm rotating through 9 households!  (Okay now that I wrote this I realize there's a lot of gaps and this is a long period of time I'll try to be better with my next post sorry.)
  • David and Jimmy, the oldest Marx twins, went away to college.
 Rhys gets a new puppy after Scruffy dies.

  • Rhys and Sierra get sick (probly because they keep going outside socializing) and I can't get them to rest.  After a day they are fine but I've read sickness can lead to death if you don't take care of your sim, what if they won't let you!?
  • Jimmy and David spend their first days at university but nothing of note happens.
  • I started playing the Pleasants household to get the girls skills up some.  My favorite is Lillith.
  • When I played the Goths Mortimer and Don are enimies.  I don't know if this happened after Don moved in or what but they fight constantly.  Should'a gotten a pic of that!
 Studly ages up to adult.  I've yet to potty train this darn dog.  He pees then does something else so when I go to have someone scold him it's the other thing they would be scolding him for.  Ugh.

Cassandra gives birth to Maxwell Goth.

  • I decided to send Monica Marx to college since she already has all the skills she'll need for her future job.  Her twin Alex will stay home working on making robots.
  • Then I sent Lillith Pleasant to college leaving her sister Angela at home because 1. I don't like Angela and 2. Angela's grades kept dropping and I don't know why.
  • I created a teenage girl for Alex since he hasn't met any and all his wishes are related to relationships since he's a family sim.  Her name is Eliza Dutchess.  (I later killed her Mom using SimBlender aging, she was really annoying.)
 Alex and Eliza after their 1st kiss.  They are now going steady and just waiting for Monica to finish college to age up. (They are twins after-all)

David gets engaged to Marielle.
(He later breaks the engagement because she turns out to be a brat.)

Jimmy plays kicky back with Lillith Pleasant and Tara.  He's dating both.  By the time he leaves college he's "in love" with like 5 girls in the dorm!

Alex "in the zone" making his first servo!  I had to keep using simblender to up his needs I was so excited!

I played the house an extra day and kept Alex home from school.  The servo is name Ms. Bot.

I sent Alexander Goth to college too.  Him and Monica still have chemistry, 3 lightning bolts to be exact!  They're engaged now.

 Sierra Marx got promoted and now takes a freakin' helicopter to work.  When I saw this I freaked out!

The grim reaper came for Snuggles the cat.  Ya gotta think, she was Rhys's cat when he was a teenager and his Mom gave her to him after college.
(If you're wondering about the piles of trash the clean bot malfunctioned and nobody is home to stop it)

Maxwell Goth ages to toddler.  Mortimer died the night this picture was taken.

  • David and Jimmy graduate from college.  I put in an apartment building in the neighborhood and they have apartments next to each other.
  • David invites over Marielle (that he's engaged to) and breaks up then invites Frances who he got hearts whenever he saw her at school and proposes.
 Frances and David on their wedding day.  I can't believe you can only invite 2 guests!

  • Alex makes a servo for Jimmy.  Jimmy names him Zeek.  Jimmy invites Lillith for his first whoohoo.  Then unfortunately several other girls.  I really like them together and thought the romance sim aspiration would be fun but it's getting old.
 Rhys and Sierra age to elder.

She looks pretty good for an old lady.

They throw a golden anniversary party and invite all the kids.

Another party pic.  Oh did I mention Frances (David's wife) is pregnant?

David and Frances have a little girl named Samantha.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

TS2 Going Oldschool- Growing Up And Meeting Neighbors

Chapter 3

I think I'm getting the hang of this.  I've gotten a routine with the Marx family that works out pretty well.  I also started playing the Pleasants and the Goths.  I know I said I wasn't interested in that but oh well.  All in all I'm having a blast playing Sims 2.  I'm so glad I decided to give it a try!

David and Jimmy go to the park to look for girls.

Their loading screen is so cute!  I have it as my desktop wallpaper.

Jimmy met Lillith Pleasant at the park and invited her over.  According to what I read online about her she has a boyfriend but she doesn't seem to mind cheating on him.  Jimmy doesn't mind because he's a romance sim.  He already has the wish for another love, lol.

  • I played the Pleasant household and the twins have 10 days until they age up so I won't be able to play them much.  I had the Dad have an affair with the maid since he wanted it and I thought it was funny.
 Another Genie lamp!  I looked it up this time cuz I was like what is going on here?   It seems that if you get 16 hobby points you get a lamp.  Monica was playing the piano, that's the only thing I can thing of.  I've gotten it so many times on different households, it's just weird.  Now all the family has platinum needs.

It's Alex and Monica's birthday.  Alex goes first.
(BTW I love how everyone crowds in and cheers for the birthday sim.  In Sims 4 they don't even pay attention unless they are right next to the birthday sim.)

He looks too much like his brothers and Dad.  I think I'll have to change his hair.  He rolled the family aspiration like David.

Now it's Monica's turn.

Sheesh she got the same hair as her mother so that'll need to be fixed as well.  She rolled the fortune aspiration.

Alex and Monica after changing their hair.  I liked the clothes they got so I didn't change them.

Alex gets a robot crafting station.  I plan for him to have a business I'm just not sure if I want to do home or not?  David and Monica play chess for the logic they'll need for school/work.

Everyone had the day off so they all went to the community center.  I have no idea why Alex and Monica are in their pjs.  It was a boring day and they didn't meet anybody interesting.  Yay for the time thingy, they didn't waste their day after all.

I decided to play Sierra's parents and Sierra's Mom died.  I was so bored I had it on high speed and missed the grim reaper!

I played the Pleasants then switched to the Goths for the first time.  There was this like step by step get Cassandra and Don married thing.  So now they're married and she's pregnant.  I added family as his 2nd aspiration so we'll see how it goes.  I also changed her hair cuz omg I hate those pony tails!

I aged Alexander to teen and darned if he doesn't look like my Sims 4 Alexander!  I'm thinking of hooking him up with Monica.

I played the Marx family for a few days then decided to switch over to Sierra's Dad.  I noticed he had enough money to buy another car so he invited Sierra over to give it to her.  Just in time because Grim showed up while she was there!

I switch back to the Marx family and Scruffy dies!  I'm getting sick of seeing Mr. Grim.  I really liked that dog.

Back at the Goths, the 1st day Alexander goes to school he brings Monica home.  They talk and flirt and have their 1st kiss.  The only problem with the cutscenes is you don't get that 1st kiss pic.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

TS2 Going Oldschool- Where'd Daddy Go?

Chapter 2

Today I learned my lesson on when to save and exit the game.  I had been playing Rhys and Sierra's parents then switched back to their house.  A few minutes later I get a notification that Rhys has taken a vacation day.  I'm like what the heck he's at work?  So I wait and he never comes home from work.  I'm like uh-oh and close without saving.  I start back up and the same thing happens.  So I search online and the only solution I find is to use cheats to teleport him home.  Well, the SimBlender doesn't have Rhys as an option and I can't find teleport on the mailbox cheat.  I go back to the forums and find one saying to move the family out of the house and back in.  I'm so eager to try this fix I forget to pick up all the furniture!  So they move into an empty house.  *sigh*  I cheated and used motherlode to make up for all they had to spend replacing everything.  On a high note I used SimPE to change all their last names to Marx.  Yay!  

Sierra plays with Monica and Alex.  They both know all their skills now.

I swear I did nothing that would make the lady bring the lamp but she did! 

Sierra wished for happiness and fortune and I used a number randomizer to decide which of the older twins got to wish for happiness.  Jimmy won.

 This has to be one of the cutest things I've seen in the game so far.  Mom, the older twins and even toddler Alex dancing to music together.

Monica ages up to child.  I changed her hair and outfit as soon as I figured out how to.

Alex, very proud of himself for aging up to child.

The bedroom setup in the old house was fine when I needed a nursery but not so great otherwise.  I tried downloading a house off Mod The Sims but I must be doing something wrong because it's not showing up.  So instead I built a house myself.

See how I made the bedrooms just a little bed for each of them.  It has 4 bathrooms too.  It looks a bit different now because I had to re-furnish it.

All the family having dinner together.

I decided to play Rhys's parents and his Dad went to work, came home and died of old age.  The hula girls are a little bugged in this shot.  I thought it was hilarious.

 Poor Raina was so upset!  Luckily she had a platinum plumbob from having grandkids.  Yea, I had to bring the grandkids to the house for it to register.

The next day I played Sierra's parents and darned if they didn't get a lamp.  I swear to you I'm not doing anything to try to get one!  They each used fortune, bought cars, gave the cars and the lamp to Sierra.

This pic is out of order but I thought it was so cute.

Back at the Marx household it's the older twins birthdays.  David goes first.

 I used a number randomizer to choose their aspirations.  David got family.

Jimmy blows out his candles.  So cute how he uses a step stool.

He's all like woah that was weird I twirled and now I'm a teen!  Jimmy got romance for his aspiration.

I switched back to Rhys's Mom's house.  I had her give her cat Snuggles to him.  Good thing too because just after 6:00 she was fixing the broken tub and died.  I love this "finale" thing that popped up.

It let me go into buy mode and move her grave.  Look she got a special one!