Saturday, October 31, 2009

Regarding kleptos

There's a challenge created by MrAlex on ModtheSims called the Klepto King Challenge. I've been wanting to play a game this way, but not necessarily follow all the rules and aim for the goal. It's more that I just am intrigued by the idea of having a klepto sim and having to furnish my house with stolen goods. I started a game this way once and found it amusing, then stopped when I realized if I waited until I got a decent graphics card, I could take pics of my progress and it might be pretty amusing.

Here are the rules, gathered from the challenge thread. My idea was to use them as a loose guideline rather than play the actual challenge to the letter, because some of them seem a little contradictory to me, and some of them I just didn't like much. Besides, I just want the fun of seeing what all kinds of bizarre and mismatched stuff my sim will steal.


1. Create a sim. They must be a Young Adult. They can be any gender (I called this challenge Klepto King for the alliteration!  ) Looks wise: They must wear all black for all of their outfits, everything else is up to you.
2. Their traits MUST include Kleptomaniac, Mooch, and Evil.
3. Their lifetime wish must be Master-Thief.
4. Purchase the house called "The Monotone". It must be UNFURNISHED. If you want to play in Riverview, please copy this house over.

- You are NOT allowed to buy ANYTHING from buy mode. EVER. Everything MUST be stolen from other people's houses. (Yes, you will end up with a very quirky mis-matched house! )

- You are NOT allowed a burglar alarm (The Monotone house shouldn't have one anyway). If you get burgled, that's karma for you!

- You are NOT allowed a job. EVER.

- ALL money and food must be made through mooching off other sims. (You can eat from the fridge if you really want, but this is going to cut into your already miniscule amount of cash!)

- You CANNOT steal or sell seeds.

- If you want, you can steal other sims vegetables by harvesting them. You can then either sell, or harvest these Obviously, this isn't counted in the game as "stealing" so you can help yourself to as much as you like! You CANNOT however grow vegetables on your own lot.

- You CAN steal stuff from community lots.

- Seeing as Klepto's like shiney jewels, you can also make money through cutting gems.

- In the case of metals + space rocks, you can only sell these. You cannot smelt them.

- You CANNOT make money through guitar tips.

- Money made can ONLY be spent on extending the house, hiring a maid, repairman, or babysitter.

- Extending the house includes anything in Build Mode that CANNOT be stolen, e.g. driveways, swimming pools, windows, doors etc. Please remember that plants CAN be stolen.

- You can also get money from selling some of your stolen goods. However, please bear in mind that the goal is to have the highest worth of house, so you want to keep as many objects as possible!

- For instructions on how to steal from a house, see below.

- Once you have stolen the most you can that day (3 items) you CANNOT steal from that same house again. However, you CAN return to mooch money or food off those sims.

- You can steal repeatedly from community lots

- you can buy lifetime rewards

- If you are concerned about running out of houses in the neighbourhood to steal from, make sure Story Progression is turned ON. You can steal from the same house if it has a new family in.

- If your sim wants a partner or child, they must have NO income WHATSOEVER, and they are NOT allowed to help swipe.

- Sim Lifespan MUST be set to "Normal: 90 sim days".

- You can ONLY steal from the base-game houses. This makes it fair for everyone, and stops people downloading really expensive houses just for the items.

- You can NEVER return any stolen goods. If you are stuck with 3 cieling lamps from the same house - tough! That's the fun of the game!


- You must place your three stolen objects into your home as soon as you get back from stealing, unless of course you can't. (For example, you can't place a computer down until you have a desk, so you would have to wait until you get a desk to place the computer down also).

- You can buy any of the happiness trait things  And yeah, you can mount any of the fish you catch, or the jewels you get cut

- you cannot spend money on classes or restaurants

- Everyone has to end the challenge when their sim reaches the ripe old age of 90!

- if you find families aren't moving out, or some houses remain empty, go to the "edit town" screen and place copies of the sims in the sim bin in the empty houses, or evict some families and replace them with custom sims. You can move the custom sims in to any house by using the "freerealestate" cheat.

New blog is now up

Wanted to let you all know that the new sunset blog is up. I'll be going back to the game for awhile. You will see all your sims kids again in this last blog. I am leaving Sunset sitting there as it is now for awhile. If any of you want me to upload the offspring, let me know. Later I will probably get rid of that game.

Friday, October 30, 2009

New improved Klepto!

I darkened her grey eyes and changed her last name to Tomasi.

You can find her at:

The other Marta was deleted. 

Mwah Ha Ha Ha Ha

Meet my new klepto, Marta Scott.  I still haven't run the criminal track so I'll be attempting master thief with Marta.  A new town, a new game, a new career and maybe we'll be stealing your sims toilet someday soon!

Marta traits are klepto, athletic, brave, charismatic and handy.  She likes cookies, latin music and lilac (it's so pretty!!).  You can find her at:

My new blog

Inspired by Dee, I started a test "freewill" game.. lol, I have commented on it here and there in Dee's blog.

After getting the idea from a comment Dee made, I decided to make a seperate blog. You will be able to catch up on all my experiences with 'freewill' gameplay. I will start a fresh town with most of the freewillers I am already playing with and will add some more.

Thanks Dee for the marvelous idea, I am really enjoying this fun way to play. This is the first time I am blogging via 'post' fashion so I hope it is not too much of a balls up! LOL.

Here is the link

P.S PiB, can I add a link for this group blog on the page?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

My cat and other useless waffle

I uploaded a number of sims which I was selfishly 'hiding' in my sim bin before this day. This is a step forward for me... lol, I like to keep my creations for myself... *feel proud that you made me progress you guys*

Anyhoo, I have a pic of my cat, and hopefully I can get him uploaded right. (okay so after 45 tries for some reason I cannot upload images?? *pout*)

Working on the next Sammy story

It's taking a while to get things to a point where it's worth posting about but I am making progress. And I expect the story to be very slow at first, Sam and I will get there in the end.

Starting a town fresh, I don't know why some people seem to love it. I find it a bit freaky, having all the families back to how they start.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wyatt Walker

You'll be seeing this guy around town. Description is below the pics.

I made a new sim finally. His name is Wyatt Walker. His traits are brave, athletic, charismatic, schmoozer and kleptomaniac. His favorites are electronica, cobbler and black. His lifetime want is to become a master thief.

grrr.. problems with sims2

I have not played sims2 since I got a new graphics card for my pc in August. As usual it took ages to load, even though I have also updated my memory.

Anyway, I tried to upload Jamie and Adam onto the sims2 site with their house from my game for Sue in the meantime, as I see all my uploads have been deleted for some reason from that site.

I got a weird code error5 and code error 1.

I then exited sims2, then tried to load the bodyshop to load them from there (possibly) and it said this programme has encountered a problem and needs to close - send error report -??

What the heck?

Do you think it is because of my new graphics card? Or what the heck? I did try to load the bodyshop from my latest expansion pack, "Mansions and Gardens".

Should I uninstall and reinstall? And is there anything I need to know before I do that?

Meanwhile, I will carry on making Jamie and Adam for sims3, though I am worried about Jamie's hat.. lol

Monday, October 26, 2009

So who needs a simmy napped?

Anyone have any 'volunteers'?  LOL.  I don't think I have any from our newest blogger and only one Sim napped from a couple of you.

But only under the understanding that they may change clothes, hairstyles and may be called on to fill whatever role is needed for the Sammy blog, including being the bad guy/girl or love interest.

BTW - I'd like to introduce my newest Sim Wilson based on the House character

I don't usually do this but this one seems to have worked.


So yes, a bit slow and all... but anyways, here I am.

I put a bit about myself on my profile page, so you can get to know me a bit more.

Tomorrow I have an exam *dreading it*, so that is why I have been more quiet(if that is possible), lol, than normal.

Glad to be here, and hopefully I can add something insightful in the future, though I must say I am a complete noob when it comes to using all the fancy commands to move stuff and so on.

I have played sims since 2004 when I got sims1. Micheal Bachelor was my favorite character for some reason.

In sims2 I loved the Broke's and the Burb's most and they have seriously over-populated the town.. lol.. there are hundreds of them. I liked Pleasantview best of all.
I downloaded Gimp to start creating my own hairstyles and clothes and so on, but never got around to learning how to use it sadly.
I uploaded houses mostly on sims2 site.

In sims3 I am enjoying playing Legacies, and though I have not played with any of the old characters to date, Micheal Bachelor did somehow end up getting married to one of my sims.

My avatar is of my fav sim, Morticia CrinkleWinkle.. she really grew on me, perhaps because inadvertently, even though she was a random trait rolled sim, she turned out been alot like me.

Anyway, hope this post wasn't too long.. back to the books for now.


p.s the (w) in worsiedog is pronounced (v), it is afrikaans slang for sausage dog.... I have one, along with my cat, who I have mentioned in Dee's blog.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sam and Celia and family

Chrysame, that family is by far my most popular download on the Exchange now.  They are up to 71 downloads which is way over the Sam Grant downloads of 50something.  

The rate people are downloading them is slower but it's definitely not stopped.

Hmm, you aren't one of the contribution team...if you want to be, I need an email address so I can add you.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hi all

A pic for PiB and sims3. Also wanted to let you all know that a pic of little Jamal has been posted in my current blog instead of starting a new one.

I just noticed sims3 isn't in the list for this blog. How do you invite someone?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hurry up and add more to your blogs

I went to the forums and they are just completely overwhelmed with modeling comp threads.  So I'm counting on you to save me and write more.  Now! Please??

Seriously, the number of comps is just too much.  Doesn't anyone actually play any more?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I notice the little things in my game

I think it's funny watching how the AI and story progression make things happen, and how it sometimes doesn't sync up 100% but is still fascinating. Zayne Hunter rolled a wish to chat with Wayne Garth, so I made her call him on the cell phone. Just as they began talking, I saw him running by her house. He kept on running, but I could tell he was talking to her because the friendship plus sign kept appearing over his head and their relationship bar was increasing. He ran to the pool, and when he got there, he finally stopped and took out the phone. I guess he had one of those earphone things to use when he runs.

Lately I've also been noticing little details like when they read a book their eyes move back and forth across the page, and their footsteps made different sounds depending on what surface they're walking on, and at night you can hear owls. I keep noticing new things to love about this game.

An interesting read...

... sooner or later I get curious about how things have their beginnings. I found this to be interesting. Thanks Blogger Pioneers!

The Story of Blogger

Blogger was started by a tiny company in San Francisco called Pyra Labs in August of 1999. This was in the midst of the dot-com boom. But we weren't exactly a VC-funded, party-throwing, foosball-in-the-lobby-playing, free-beer-drinking outfit. (Unless it was other people's free beer.)
We were three friends, funded by doing annoying contract web projects for big companies, trying to make our own grand entrance onto the Internet landscape. What we were originally trying to do doesn't matter so much now. But while doing it, we created Blogger, more or less on a whim, and thought — Hmmm... that's kinda interesting.
Blogger took off, in a small way, and eventually a bigger way, over a couple years. We raised a little money (but stayed small). And then the bust happened, and we ran out of money, and our fun little journey got less fun. We narrowly survived, not all in one piece, but kept the service going the whole time (most days) and started building it back up.
Things were going well again in 2002. We had hundreds of thousands of users, though still just a few people. And then something no one expected happened: Google wanted to buy us. Yes, that Google
We liked Google a lot. And they liked blogs. So we were amenable to the idea. And it worked out nicely.
Now we're a small (but slightly bigger than before) team in Google focusing on helping people have their own voice on the web and organizing the world's information from the personal perspective. Which has pretty much always been our whole deal.
For more on Google, check (Also good for searching.)

She's baaaack!

Yes I'm back, and so is Zayne, and she has finally met Travis Carson! In a very oddball way, too. She's put a new blog entry up and I'll let her do more later. Too sleepy now.

Oh, and I managed to upload another new sim. I'm tired of all the pretty-boys on the Exchange and all the homely guys in Sunset Valley. Plus, people have been complaining on the forums about the lack of "manly" men. So I'm attempting to rectify that situation. What do you guys think?

 YAY for baby animal and puppy pics!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

New - I found the button to enable titles.

If any of you want to experiment with settings, layouts or anything else, this group blog is open for change.  I've made all of you admins so everyone should be able to make changes.

And just to note, all of my Sims are available for download for any purpose you want.  Be kind, be cruel, make them happy, kill them off.  Whatever reason you need a sim, you can use mine.  :-)

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

I think I've got it right now. As most of you know already, I set it up again.
Sims in Sunset Valley now are:
Jedediah Muleskinner III by Muleskinner
Jon Marsh by me
Sam Grant by Nicarra60
Thomas Leman by Nicarra60
Travis Carson by me
Jon Lessen by EA
Tanya Pole by Nicarra60
Lexie Alexander by Sue_D_Nim
Menuchah Lothario by Muleskinner
Shannon Spraque by Chrysame
Alicia Longshore by me

Anyone else wants their sim in the game, you need to let me know. I haven't heard anything from anyone else, so I didn't put anymore in the game.

They all have two or three story homes except Alicia. I put her in Shotgun Style house. I'll be playing her so I can change things in her house.

I decided to be fair and everyone else's sim got all the same things. Baby cribs and toys, guitars and alarms. Who knows, if sims get married I may move them in together.

I took pics of all the homes that hopefully will be posted later. I finished all this sooner than I expected. I didn't put any sims into the houses until I had them all ready for them. That way they all get to start at the same time.

I only had a few minutes left to get into the gameplay. Alicia wanted to take a charisma class. When she came out of the court house, Sam Grant was there so I had her meet him. They chatted, he complained about something, they chatted, they made funny faces. Then the group conversation popped up but something was in the way so he went and chatted with what's her name, Wolff and Alicia went and chatted with what's his name Wolff. Guess I'm tired. I can't remember their names.

Maybe I'll get to play a little tomorrow night. I may start a separate blog for Sunset because I know that later I will be going back to Riverview.
A little tragedy for me

I'm not a happy camper, and I won't be able to post any blog updates for a few days. After that ... well, keep your fingers crossed for me.

First I couldn't save any sims to the bin, and I couldn't upload any sims or item types (with one or two exeptions to the items). Oddly, I could save and upload lots. I hated it, but I played that way for a few months until I could afford a new graphics card that meets specs, and maxed out my RAM.

I was in sim heaven for a few days, but without warning or rhyme or reason, I can no longer save any sim to the bin OR to the library - that means no new CAS-made sims for me EVER. Can you imagine how awful to be condemned to only play with townies for ever? I began having worse and worse graphics problems, too. Sure, once inside the game it was prettier, and the thumbnails actually started showing up, but it took longer and longer to load the graphics.

For several minutes, everything would be fuzzy and the lot would be floating in a sea of blue nothingness, the items would show up slowly and then they were grey, and the sims were invisible. (It was kind of funny watching plates float through the air and books turn their own pages. I wanted to take videos, but the graphics always "caught up" before I could). This happened all over again ever time I moved the camera to a new lot.

Anyway, I made copies of my saved games and uninstalled everything, and THEN, stupid me, I discoved that my serial number isn't where it was supposed to be, so I can't reinstall.

Until I find it, I'll be like a junkie going through withdrawal. I might have to play The Sims 2 or Spore for a few days.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Lexie's Hair, for Dee

Cherub Hair at MTS

Dee, here's a link for you if you want to get that short curly hair that Lexie has. The mesh is included. I hate it when people upload sims to the Exchange and don't tell you where to get the cc, so I made sure to include it in the description, but you can't put an actual link there, so I have to just hope people will see it and know to post it into their browser.

Thanks for downloading her. As I said before, I just wanted to slap a sim together so I could see if that hair was pretty or ugly in the game. I thought she turned out so pretty that I uploaded her. I'm all excited to see her in your new neighborhood.

You guys have made me want to start a brand new game and play the way you do. Maybe after I finish with Avi, so I don't have to keep up with too many games at once.
Just thought I would let you know, I'm going to start over again in Sunset. This time I'm going to put one sim at a time into a house and get them set up with stuff before adding the next sim. They are all going to keep having babies and I find it difficult to visit them and see babies on the floor with no place to sleep. After that is done, I will add Alicia and have her meet all of them. I'm just not happy with the way it's going at this time.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Here's my first contribution to the group blog.

Video Farewell

Tribute to Grandpa, his family and all his friends and neighbors of Riverview 1. It's time to move forward with a clean game.

Click your mouse on the words Video Farewell.
Looks like we have a group blog. Welcome guys, we can see how well this goes.

In a stunning move, I created another blog today as well, I'm calling it "Hi Mum, this is Sammy".  There are many unlucky Sammy clones that will not be having a good time.