Monday, February 29, 2016

TS3- 100 Baby Challenge 2.4: And I'm Gone Again

100 Baby Challenge Chapter 2.4: And I'm Gone Again

Since Blake was born Isabel has had no luck getting pregnant.  One guy came over that night and when they were about to whoohoo said she had issues and left.  The next day the same thing happened with another guy.  The third guy she has high friendship with is always at work.  *sigh*  It's been so long I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

Blake ages to toddler.

The triplets all have A's so they age up early.  Clay's new trait is mooch, Crystal's is a good sense of humor and Callie's is vegetarian.

After this my computer started having problems.  I've tried replacing the video card with no luck and so there will be no more updates until I get a new computer unfortunately.  :(

TS3- 100 Baby Challenge 2.3: I'm Back!

Okay so it's been well over a year since I played this challenge.  First, my saves were corrupted and I had to go back to old saves from my backups.  Then, my mods weren't working and (I guess) I was too lazy to fix them.  It ended up being a very easy quick fix.  Anyway, then Sims 4 came out and I wanted nothing to do with Sims 3.  About 3 months after Sims 4 came out this PC stopped working and I switched to playing on my laptop which couldn't handle Sims 3.  Soooo now my laptop has stopped working and, once again, it was an easy fix for the PC I haven't used in over a year.  It only needed a new power supply!  So I've read the last few chapters of the Baby Challenge, which I completed in Sims 4 and plan to complete in Sims 3.  I'm really excited!  The first thing I noticed is that Isabel's first child Katie has an A in school but hasn't been aged up to teen. I lost like a week of play of this family when the game got corrupted, at that point I think Katie was close to moving out and the triplets were children.  So with my very basic updates I'm trying to reacquaint myself with a game and challenge that I haven't played in close to a year and a half!

Katie ages up to teen after she wakes up.  Her traits are disciplined, angler, clumsy and socially awkward.  Yay for her, lol.  Now she can help with the triplets especially since apparently they don't go to school if they age up on that day, weird.

 The day starts with potty-training the triplets.  I learned from a youtube let's play that if you set up the potty train over and over they learn all in one shot.

Here's Clay in the walker while his sisters get potty trained.  By the end of the day he knows all he needs to age up!

Things go a bit slower with his sisters and it's the end of the next day by the time Callie learns to talk.  They'll age up in the morning but ugh I still haven't gotten Isabel pregnant again!  I'm so out of practice!

 Clay loves the cold, is perceptive and lucky.

Crystal is evil, hates the outdoors and is adventurous.

Callie is good, neurotic and a light sleeper.

Isabel invites Jeremey Lin (Katie's Dad) over.  You might remember I changed the rules for the challenge so that each father could be whoohoo'd with 5 times.  I did this because story progression makes it almost impossible to find a single guy.  I didn't bother asking Jeremey if he was single, lol.  So she's preggo and back on track.

 Cole and his twin Cora age up on their birthday with A's.  The weekend ruined an early age up for them.  Cole is neurotic, loves the outdoors and has a good sense of humor.

Cora is artistic, good and insane.

The whole family getting their fun up watching tv before school.  (Kids channel for Mom of course.)  When she stood up to lecture some of the kids I realized that the bus never came to pick them up!  Looking this up on the forums it seems this happens sometimes and you have to go to map view and select the school for each child.  I was about to do so when the game crashed.  *sigh*  I forgot how long it takes Sims 3 to load and save.

Just one. <pout>  His name is Blake and he's artistic and friendly.

Chapter 2.4: And I'm Gone Again

TS2- BaCC Reamon: From Another World

Build a City Challenge Reamon House Chapter 1.1: From Another World

Since they had experience with harsh environments Nebula and Jupiter Curious were recruited to move to Westwyvern.

First Nebula left.

Then Jupiter.

It was night when they arrived at this strange place.

Soon 2 sims arrived.  Juan Reamon and Sharlene Royce.  They were told that they were to marry them.

First Jupiter marries Juan.

Then Nebula marries Sharlene.

But this chapter is about Jupiter and Juan.  The house is by Plasticbox.

They started dancing shortly after moving in and I thought it would be cool if Jupiter opened a dance studio since she has to open a business.  Juan wants to top the adventurer career and I need a museum for that.  So until then he will fish for money and Jupiter will increase her music and dance hobby.

Everyone in the welcome wagon was from my other houses.  For some reason Sharla didn't look pregnant even though she did the pregnant walk.

Jupiter and Juan wouldn't even sleep in the same bed together.  When she wouldn't accept one of his flirts he went into aspiration failure.

That didn't last long.  Since Juan is a family sim he wanted a baby.  I am to have them try once a day.  They got preggo on the first try.

I was so worried about money and it turned out Juan had all this junk in his inventory.

Jupiter was huge pregnant.

Baby girl Isis is born.  She looks just like Mom.

So I was messing with my laptop cord and not paying attention and they whoohoo'd all by themselves and got pregnant again!

After I made this chapter my laptop died and my desktop needs replaced so there won't be any updates until I get a new PC.

TS2- BaCC Bellamy 1.1: Robot Master and the Cop

Build a City Challenge Bellamy House Chapter 1.1: Robot Master and the Cop

So here they are Zeke and Sharla Bellamy.  Zeke had just aged to teen in the apocalypse neighborhood so they're the same age.  I figured at first all it would be between them was noogies.  I was wrong.  Okay, Sharla's ltw is to be the top of the Law Enforcement track.  All I need is one more fire and she can get into that career.  Zeke wants to marry off 6 children!  Whew.  So as the rules state I set the ACR to always try for baby but they have to either get a want for a baby or autonomously whoohoo.

Erm yea.  I figured they wouldn't autonomously whoohoo until they were adults.  I was wrong.  Sooo she's pregnant!  Shortly after getting pregnant she rolled the want for a baby, lol.

Okay so Zeke, according to the rules, is supposed to be a farmer.  But the thought of playing 2 farmers in a row each rotation sounded horribly boring.  Zeke will not only bring forth baybees he will make at least one servo household!  Yay!

Umm did you know those could catch on fire?  Yay 3 fires!  Sharla gets her job!  LMAO at the stray dog to the left of the house.

Welcome to Westwyvern baby boy Beau.

ZOMG they did it again!  And, shortly after she rolled the want for a baby.  Silly teens.

Lastly I have for you Beau aged to toddler.  He's stuck in that snazzy suit because there is no clothing store.

Reamon Chapter 1.1: From Another World

TS2- BaCC Inada 1.1: Farming at Night

Build a City Challenge Inada House Chapter 1.1: Farming at Night

Finally I get to do something about Nerissa's looks!  I've been seeing her around town all week looking like this and it drove me nuts.

She cleans up pretty good.
Notice that while I was playing with Nerissa Lukas was not in a coffin for the day.  OMG  His needs were all red!

Lukas starts his garden with tomato plants.

I have no idea why he was even cooking but I'm glad he did!  One more fire and I open up a Law Enforcement career.

The garden is actually twice this size now but I didn't want to be repetitive with the garden posts.  He now has a gold talent badge.

They did it all by themselves.  Gotta love ACR, there's a little vampy on the way!

Bellamy Chapter 1.1: Robot Master and the Cop

TS2- BaCC Rauscher 1.1: My Store Sucks!

Build a City Challenge Rauscher House Chapter 1.1: My Store Sucks!

Here's the inside of Lina's house.  It's the exact same one as Edric's, I just changed the color-scheme.

If she gets pregnant by risky pregnancy the guy moves in so I thought what the heck and picked this random guy that had been walking by the house and made friends with him.

She takes out a whopping $16,000 loan to afford this money-pit.  It's called Get Your Body In Shape.  Real original, I know.  I couldn't think of any names, lol.

Here's the outside of the money-pit.  I ended up selling some of the stuff and buying a bubble blower hoping it would make sims stay but it's not working.  They pay, run on the treadmill for a few minutes and leave.  They don't even get stinky.

Lina meditates between selling tickets to customers.  It keeps her needs from dropping.

She spent Saturday and Sunday with this guy Peter Sims.  Even though they don't seem to have any chemistry she met him at the store and kept flirting with him so I figured why not.  No risky baby yet.  Although at this point I have no idea how I would care for a baby and run the money pit.

Yesss my first fire!  2 more and someone can go into law enforcement.

Inada Chapter 1.1: Farming at Night

Monday, February 22, 2016

My PC is Alive! (Then it Died a Painful Death)

For the first time in over a year I have access to my PC!  The bad news is that my laptop died.  I have no idea where I was in my Sims 2 challenges when I saved to my external last.  Now to figure out how to merge my Sims 4 files:

On the left are my files from my PC... on the right are my files from my external hard drive from my laptop.  As you can see they have the same slot numbers.  Soooo confusing!

Yesss that's right!  Sims 4... and 3!  Holy cow I'm overwhelmed.  Now if I could just get my graphics drivers to update I'd be on cloud nine!

Update: I played Sims 3 for a day and then the computer started having problems.  The graphics card quit working and only the onboard graphics card will work.  Trying a new graphics card did not solve the problem so I am convinced it is the motherboard of this ancient beast.  I am now saving up for a new PC and will only be playing Sims 1 and similar games until then.  If you have any Sims 1 ideas or other game ideas please contact me!