Monday, November 30, 2009

I think I need therapy

My name is Nicarra60 and I'm addicted to Sims multiples

First there was the sweeping wave of twins that hit Pleasantview and surrounds. Three family lines, all of whom had twins due to unsuspecting pregnant wives eating cheesecake during their pregnancy. And every one of them had twins.

Worse in the next generation was a house with lots of Sims already, 2 pregnant females. They both ate cheesecake and this

was the result.

And now poor Sam should be shuddering in those sexy boots cause I have this urge toward multiples. He can easily get fertility treatment. I think Rachel can too. I know she could watch some kids tv and listen to kids music.

I am Nicarra60 and I love Sim twins. :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Moved to Sunset Valley

I saved all our sims to the sim bin as a household without the houses.
I want to say that whether the fix is permanent or not is yet to be seen but: After moving all the families to SV, I went into one of the houses and sent a child to plan outfit. I changed his shoes and some shorts he was wearing. He DID NOT age backward. Hopefully that little problem is fixed by starting a new game. It did take a minute for their features to clear up when I first entered the household. That's understandable since I just put 16 families, couples and singles in the town.

They did keep their jobs but of course they will have to make friends again. They don't know anyone outside their family right now. I forgot to check skills but feel sure they still have them.

I did not delete any of the SV pre-mades. Believe me, there are no more than a couple of empty houses left so I am sure some sims will be dying or moving out of town.

I still haven't added Wyatt, Marta and Myra. I'll be doing that before I start playing the town.
I can not say at this time whether or not I'll be entering all the sims houses again or not, because there are so many. I will be sure to take pics of them when I see them. I do know some have aged to child now.

I made a list of who went into which house, if anyone wants to know. I started with the largest familes and made sure they had enough room, then the couples and then the singles.

We may lose a sim or two because I didn't check for fire alarms. I also didn't check for burglar alarms. I did go to each house before adding the sims and make sure they all had at least one crib with teddy, a block table, a peg box and a Xylophone.

The houses that have more than one floor have toys on every floor so the poor little ones don't get stuck on a floor with nothing to do.

I did not use the free realestate cheat this time as they all had enough $'s for the homes.

Now I'm going to go add Wyatt and family to the mix.

Sue you were mentioned LOL

I am not sure if you guys know about(sorry, I still can't get the url thing right in blogspot)

Not to everyone's taste, but frankly I love it! LOL, 'we', that is the mares, give a witty account of the life that is sims and the 'narcissists' that often frequent the forums. Witty, giving credit where due, and well, showing those for who they are when appropriate.

Anyway, back on topic. Sue! LOL, your Rachel got a mention! Woot!

Here is the link(please can someone tell me how to make the link clickable?)

It's the second post for this page "We have a whim for a LOLSim"

Yay Sue! Lol, your notoriety precedes you.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Installed content?

I have been going through the installed content in my game launcher.

Some of the patterns have little icons inside the block, I do not go to other sites to dl stuff so I was wondering if you guys could help.

Where do they come from?

'SW3' in the block?

One that is outlined in purple with a 'plumbob' inside it?

One with a 'W' inside it?

Dee, those boxer shorts of Fred's are originally by someone called alex and the lipgloss has the name Suza_simplestyling.

Patterns are safe right? They did not mess up my game with the patch other than the normal glitches everyone is having... no blue lots or anything like that though.

Makeup is ok? Is it just mods and hacks that change the core game files that are a problem?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanks for the gifts!

I am going through all the emails I missed since Sunday, but I just wanted to post this first before I comment further.

Thanks Sue and Crysamme for gifting me with the goodies! It was completely unexpected and a lovely surprise when I logged in this morning:)

I have a wishlist as I am having problems buying simpoints:( and I wanted to remember what I want to buy when I eventually get it sorted.

For both the cc option as well as the paypal option there is only a US option in the country of origin adress bar thingy:(

SO I can't put in my address properly, I have emailed support but am still waiting for a response of some sort.

THANKS!! Chrysame and Sue :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

If you have WA installed

Is your story progression working? Mine is supposed to be on but I'm getting no romances and no babies turning up in the neighborhood. I've had a few families move around but no spontaneous relationships.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Violation in forum

Your Electronic Arts account has been flagged for violating the Electronic Arts Inc Terms of Service. We believe that the violation or behavior is serious enough to bring to your attention as it may impact your future access to the service.

Violation: BTW, I also find it highly amusing that the blame for the faults of the patch and WA errors atm, fall on CC, mods and hacks but we have this thread in general discussion regarding CC created by a GURU>

Now please do pray tell why this is a violation? Is this oppression of speech or was it indeed offensive in some way?


I just logged into my Wyatt and Marta game having left them both at home with young Wade after a successful overseas trip was completed by Mr. Walker.

I see this...

I looked at the family tree and he isn't dead.  I look at all her relationships and Wyatt shows but he's kind of greyed out.  She can call him long distance.  I had Marta invite Wyatt (who is now a foreign visitor?) to the house.  He's supposed to arrive the next day.  We'll see.  This is very very odd.  I hope I can get him back!

Edit:  I got him back. He came back as a foreign visitor and I had to use the add to active family cheat to keep him.

Here's Marta and Wyatt together again as she still mourns his "death".

But he is now unemployed. *sigh*  He has to start all over in his career.  He lost everything he had in his personal inventory and in some places they show as husband and wife while in others they don't.  The family tree is borked.  I'm just happy I got him back!!

And some serious story progression happened.  Couples have changed, other people have hooked up, lots of moving around...weirdness.

 New pic of Wyatt in his sleepwear that changed on it's own when the Lost Wyatt glitch occurred. 

Nice underwear...

A stray cat

About 4 days ago, I was going into the kitchen to check on some beans I was cooking for soup later... I spied a cat eating out the bowl of my cat, I had put the bowl outside, because sadly in summer one gets an ant infestation in SA regardless if you have 'ant-proof' bowls... I went outside to give my cat whatfor for being so gross, and the cat skidaddled.

Inside I notice my cat is inside... this cat is a complete dobbelganner of my cat!

Later it returns and eats the fresh biscuits, mince, water I have laid out for it... yet it is extremely skittish everytime it sees me near the sliding door. Finally it vanishes into the abyss that is cat nothingness because the annoying Yorkshire terrier from the across the road that assumes it lives here, scared it.

My husband made all the tut sounds and reassured me that at least it went wondering on a full belly.

We have had extremely heavy rain for the last 3 days and I was really worried about this cat! Today, the cat appears and I go out and give it some biscuits, my worsiedog goes outside to do her business and starts barking at the flowerbed where the cat is hiding so it dissapears for an hour or so.

It reappears later and I go outside and see it sitting in the bushes meowing sweetly. I manage to coax it to the food and finally it comes and rubs itself against me... it is quite friendly, it can't be a feral cat, sadly I just think someone moved and 'forgot' about it:(

Later we went out to check again, and my daughter was with me, it seriously loves my daughter, yet again proving it once belonged to a family. It comes and sits in our laps and all we feel is skin and bones:( I am so seriously disturbed by this since I am a cat lover. How can a house cat get into such a state I ask myself?

We have finally coaxed her(i think) into the house, yet she is still skittish, my 16yr old puss sat up to attention for 5 secs and then turned over and decided that sleep was more exciting, and my worsie seems that she wants to play more than anything... but having to fend for a LONG while for itself I guess the cat is skittish of dogs.

My daughter and I have for now named this cat "LUCKY", though it is answering to PussPuss. I hope that it will be around tomorrow morning so we can take it to the vet for a checkup. My heart is very sore that ppl abuse animals in this way with no feeling. It does not mean because they have no 'voice' they have no feelings!

I will keep you posted on Lucky/PussPuss.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Oh no, more email

I think I found an option that emails new posts (or maybe just post notifications) to us...maybe.

Run for cover Muleskinner!

CrinkleWinkle Updates

Since the feed thing doesn't want to work, which I think is because that whole blog is pages and not posts, I thought I would just start this little post.

Since PiB has this fancy new email gadget installed I can just mention there is an update each time and you guys will be notified that way in future.

So anyway there is an update... but I will not post another until after exams.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Rachel Thorpe Tomb Raider

A Pictorial Short Story

Spoiler Warning
If you haven't gotten WA yet and don't want to see any spoilers, you might not want to look in here.

Well...I thought this was funny...

Hilarious spam post

LOL! So I went to CrinkleWinkle, as I need to do an update, and I found this hilarious spam msg in my spam folder *rolls eyes*... I felt the need to share it.

"Why hello associated forum people! I well-grounded wanted to set up myself here as this looks like a dialect right interesting forum! I myself am interesting in things like writeing and computer revamping so if anyoune needs facilitate forgive me differentiate! I also Suffer from Sciatica so if you aslo have this disease suffer to me recognize so we can share out some stretches!"

Anyhoo, tell me if you figure all that out!

I have a regular visitor to CrinkleWinkle, who finds me via google search "girls in bathroom"... I shudder to contemplate.

I even recently got a weird stalker mail from someone seeing my profile.. yes the picture of Morticia in labour! LOL... who wanted to start an intimate relationship 0.o
Of course all future msgs from that address will be going to spam.

Anyway, I am really peeved about the code 16 error BS and I am trying some ways to save my sanity and find humor in the ridiculous for now.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sims 3 update

I was apprehensive about installing it, though I have had no major malfunctions after installing an update in the past. I find myself more nervous ever since my game crash and save data loss awhile back. I saw lots of posts on the TS3 forum after the 1.4 patch regarding it giving game malfunctions...

Holding thumbs! But I did backup my save files just in case.
If anything I hope they fix the darn story progression and the food in the fridge issue! I hope if you guys install the new version 1.6.6, you don't experience any problems.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

PiB's Awesome Email Plan!

PiB is brilliant!  If you've been following the comment section on her last Sammy entry you know about her canny plan to add us to the email feed so we know when a comment has been made!  You're all welcome to add me to your blogs as an email buddy.  If I get the okay from you all, I'll add you to mine. 

Thank PiB!

Friday, November 13, 2009

14 Nov == My birthday

Since the husband is overseas at the moment, it's probably going to be a very quiet day. Not his fault, it's a meeting he really needed to go to. He does have a list of things to look for while away. :)

So a bit of light shopping, a bit of gym time and quite a lot of time on computers...hmm, wonder what I might play?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The two latest blogs are now posted

I have to tell you all what a stupid thing I did. I posted an update the other day and then posted another one tonight.
Tonight, I added all the pics, told the story, clicked publish post and then realized I had posted it in this group blog.
I tried to copy and paste and that didn't work, at first. I then tried again in edit html and it worked for the story but not the pics. I went back and added all the pics again. I also, as you can see, deleted it from this group blog.

It's up now.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I'm starting a new free will game

Okay, I'm ready to start a real Free Will game in the manner I learned from you guys, switching active households in rotation rather than playing just one. I haven't done it like this before, so I might need some coaching from my favorite simmers group.

I used notes from Dee's Behind Closed Doors and PiB's Adventures with Sims 3 blogs as a guide on how to set it up. I'm playing in Riverview because that just seemed right.

I've simnapped the following sims and moved them in already. Most of them are ours, but a few came from the "Manly Enough For Ya?" thread on the forums.

Rachel Thorpe by me
Becky Sharma by Worsiedog
AJ Anderson by Dee
Talia Dean by Chrysame
Menuchah Muleskinner Lothario by Muleskinner
Lexie Alexander by me
Wyatt Walker by Dee
Sam by PiB
Max Staple by me
Tyler Townsend by me
Ronnie Rausage by Johnnywr
William by rflong7

I also added Dee's improved Plumpuddle Park and my The Corner Pub and Turtle Daycare, and a couple of custom houses.

I gave them all free houses and have not yet done anything else to set them up; as far as I know all the houses were furnished. When they start having babies I'll do some redecorating.

I guess I'll be rotating between houses to check on their progress. If I need a sim to play while observing the others, like in Dee's Sunset Valley game, I'll use Rachel.

It will be at Slices of Life and .

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Have I forgotten any more active blogs?

I just happened to find worsiedogs blogs over at wordpress again. So I've added the Crinklewrinkle legacy and The Freewill Experiments blog to our list.

So have I got all the Sims 3 blogs that people are using?

Saturday, November 07, 2009

I had an idea for a new gadget, but I need help

Basically, I thought we could have a gadget that points to our forum posts so we can check out what we've been typing.

I have what I need to make it work for Sue and for me but I need information from everyone else

Sue D. Nim

To make the gadget work, I need the user number for each of you so I can link to the posts like above.

If you go to either my preference or my bookmarks in the forums, your user number is the name of the page right at the end of the url (mine would be 61145).  So let me know your number and we can have a gadget.

sim3 worsiedog

Or let me know if it seems like a really bad idea or you don't want to participate.

Story telling via Sims

It is so interesting since I only need partly plan the story.  Like the current Sammy story in progress.  I have a general plan and so far everything is moving to plan.  But I'm not sure how it ends.  I'll know the end when we get there, but I'm not quite sure what it's going to be.  There are several possibilities and it's really going to depend what the Sims do.

I know some people who do story telling force every moment but I find this method more satisfying.  I tell part of the story and they tell part of the story.  :)

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

New blog up

I finally got started on my new blog featuring my klepto, Marta.  Whew. 

You can find it at

Sunday, November 01, 2009

They feel like old friends now

I've noticed something with playing Sam's neighborhood this time. I feel like Dee's Jon Marsh, Alicia Longshore and AJ Anderson and all the other Sims that keep appearing around town are old friends. Even those relative newcomers Zayne Hunter and Celia Pendragon are getting to that point (plus some of the other Sims that have been volunteered to my games.) Not to mention my own Thomas and Tanya who are always around somewhere these days.

Once Sam hits town, I don't switch households any more so he had to find out who was responsible when Tanya got pregnant (Jon Lessen), when Kristen Zaney got pregnant (Jon Marsh) and one of the other volunteers Kathyrn was pregnant (together with Jerod Bodette, again). Once he finds out, I edit town so the families do all live in one house.