Tuesday, August 31, 2010

blogger adds another feature

I suddenly realised this afternoon that I have a new blogger tab in *all* my blogs. Stats. You get a stat page like the Google Analytics without specifically signing up and creating an analytics account.

I know you don't need to install analytics because this blog has a stats tab and I've never made an analytics profile for this blog. Nice to have the stats right here, no popping to a different place.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New male sim on the exchange

Oops. I'll be right back with the link.
I'm back. Here ya go.

Dalton Davis is now available for your pleasure, torture or whatever you want to use him for. He says he loves being used. He is ready, willing and able.
Dalton is an excitable, snobby, innappropriate, kleptomaniac, party animal. Best to keep an eye on your valuables when you invite him to that party. He plans to be swimming in cash one fine sim day. He loves Lobster Thermidor, soul music and the color black.
One more thing I'm supposed to tell you. He doesn't care how much you change him to suit you.

I forgot to take a picture. :/

Exchange stuff

I've decided that I'm clearing out any of my exchange items with less than 10 downloads over the weekend. So if there are any of them you vaguely thought you might want someday, grab now.

The exchange can be so weird. For safety, I uploaded the hair colour of Sam and called it by the stunningly unfindable name of Grant hair. And yet it managed 30 downloads in spite of that. :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Blog

Hello everyone! I'm here to announce the arrival of a brand spankin new blog by yours truly... follow the adventures of Katalina Craft in Twinbrook at Keepin It Classy With Katalina Craft

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Well, hello there.

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

Hi, guys! Wow, what a lot of new faces. I'm not exactly "back" yet; I just wanted to poke my head in the door and wave hello.

Back in something - January, February, who remembers? - I was hospitalized for a while for high blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat. When I got home, I didn't feel like playing games for a while. Also, I've lost my CD key and, until I find it or buy a new copy, I won't be playing.

Besides, being without the Sims has done two things, neither of them good for me. (heh). It cooled my Sims Fever (actually, I guess that IS good), and it forced me to find other gaming outlets. So I've been playing stuff on the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live, which is all new to me and weird, and MMORPGs on the PC. The really bad news? Dungeons and Dragons Online, the MMO version of a couple of generations of gaming geeks' secret obsession, finally went free-to-play. I'm doomed. So far, I at least remember to take regular bathroom breaks and sleep breaks, although I don't bother to stop for food. LOL.

Off to read some blogs ...

Friday, August 20, 2010

T-Mobile Free Stuff

T-Moble currently has a free-stuff offer going on, not sure how long it's going to last -- there are 6/7 items to choose from for download, but can only download one per 24-hr period (so I assume it'll last for a few days at least).

For more information on how to obtain this stuff, visit:

Yay for Sim Programs!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Major update for Twallan's woohooer mod

The new phase of development

  • allows you to set options in game, not just via tuning mod
  • has a new trait based scoring system that lets you gage how attractive another Sim is to your sim (and vice versa) 
  • unlocks teen stuff without the need for a separate mod (woohoo and pregnancy apparently)
  • unlocks romance/woohoo for near relations
Personally, I'm not the least interested in the last two. My teens rarely get much dating time, they aren't getting any bed time.  And I'm not particularly interested in near relations being able to get into a bed either.  But the trait based scoring system and the options can be set in game sounds very nice indeed.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Linking to your forum posts

Hey Kaleeko, MJ, Kai, Raisin and everyone

You may notice that there is a little widget on the right that jumps to some of our recent forum posts.
To do this, you need a link like http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/listByUser/xxx.page

So what I need from you to add you to this list is the xxx.page. The easiest way to find your id on the forums is to go to your bookmarks page which will be something like
http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/bookmarks/list/xxx.page and tell me the number there.  my id is 61145 so my recent forum posts can be found at http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/listByUser/61145.page

So if you post your id or the full link http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/listByUser/xxx.page, I'll be able to add you to the list and we can bump up each others posts from time to time. :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Potentially an excellent new thing from blogger/blogspot

Two of my horde of blogs have a new tab - Comments. Blogger is trialling a new comments service that detects Spam.  I hope that it works well, I'd love to volunteer all my blogs for the service.

It might also mean in the long run I can do things like not moderate comments on older posts because they tend to be spam every time but when they aren't, it takes me a while to notice and approve them.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Call for families

I don't know if I'll ever quite get this world to a usable stage but I'm currently slowly developing Rflong's Longview.

I quite like the world, it has several 'districts' with many many lots to fill. There are a 1/2 dozen near the military base. There's a lot of lots in two different areas and a scattering of lots elsewhere. Including a few select lots near a little beach cove.

But it's empty, and I can dump every Sim I have in the bin without coming close to filling it. So if you feel inclined to make a family or three - I can certainly use them. :) From baby to elder - all life stages to make it feel like a town.

I won't promise that you'll ever see them, but if the town does get to a usable stage, it might be a backdrop for Sammy stories.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Free Store Items

These items can't be downloaded yet (there's a system error) but we can keep an eye on them and grab them when they're available. 

Warm Wishes Bundle

Cela Bear

Rainbow Balloon Sculpture

Birthday Balloons Bouquet

Monday, August 02, 2010

How to Alter The Nraas's Woohooer Tuning Mod

As Chrysame have requested this is a simple (I hope) explanations of how to change the tuning of the Woohooer package.
 I put it here because there are links and an image.
Full Credit: Nraas Industries.