Saturday, November 27, 2010

I knew I shouldn't do it

I put a new post on the blog no one follows - the Sims 2 blog.

And I discovered that the biggest folder of pics on the photobucket account that I put Sims 2 pics in needs work. I had never finished titling and tagging the 400 pics there so searching on a name via tag only brings up some of their pictures.

So I've just spent a lot of time tagging pics that I may never get around to blogging about. LOL

I just hope that the other folders were tagged properly as I dropped the pics in. I think they were.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Hey Pib

When you have time will you put the link to my new blog on her and remove the links to my old ones?

Friday, November 19, 2010


Uber buff Ollie with his uber fashionable hair.  This is just wrong.

Mabel getting her groove on in her home party room.


 Jamie Hamilton - son of Josh Hamilton and Shannon Sprague Hamilton.

The new sale code

You all do know about the new store point code don't you? NOV15OFF. There is supposed to be some huge sale Monday. I read on the forum this morning about many items in the store being marked down already. The lower price isn't showing up until you click on the item though.
I bookmarked this link this morning because I didn't have time to go shopping.

Which of your Sims

Should be joining Mr Sam Grant in Bridgeport? I've moved a few in but only a few.

This time, they should be fairly safe. Sam is going for stardom - so I don't anticipate death or overt evilness for the volunteers. Unlike their last outing with Sam, which was fatal for so many.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tidbit for PiB

As another teensy b-day present, I bring to you yet another excerpt of the action between Sam and Thomas... Courtesy of Twallan's new Cops and Robbers addition to Story Progression.

For once, it appears that Thomas has been given the short end of the stick, instead of poor, guinea pig Sam! Looks like Sammy's kicking some serious butt. ;)

Hope you had a great birthday, PiB!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

If Late Night's Giving You Problems...

... Here's a possible reason why.

I got Late Night last night (yay!) and I discovered when I loaded up a copy of Bridgeport, my game crashed instantly. I'm not sure how my usual save was faring (I didn't check), but it wasn't looking promising.

But, while I was checking out what might be the issue, I discovered two things:

1.) The Late Night .exe was not on my DEP list (because I forgot to re-add it after installing, stupid me).
2.) One thing that EA patched was that the Sims game is now *automatically* allocated <2GB, so you don't have to set it manually anymore.

If any of you have had to use the trick of increasing TS3's memory allocation before, then you'll know what I'm talking about; it's something that prevents a lot of crashing issues, and it's about damn time that EA made that automatically set so that people don't have to download CFF Explorer to fiddle with their program's settings.

But what it also means (I'm assuming) is that, particular in Vista/Windows 7 systems, this makes the program look unstable and unsafe, so Windows automatically shuts it off when it starts drawing too much memory. I could be totally wrong on this, but, it seems logical -- and it also means that people who weren't <2GB'ing their program previous weren't aware that it now is, and so they don't know how to tell their computer how to not wig out about it.

In a nutshell:
If you're having crashing issues immediately upon start-up, particularly in Bridgeport, you probably need to add The Sims 3 to your DEP Exception List.

The DEP List (DEP: Data Execution Prevention) basically just tells Windows what programs NOT to shut off if they look insecure.

To add Sims3 to your DEP Exception List, here's a few sites that explain how:
For Windows XP:
For Windows Vista:
For Windows 7:

The Sims 3 EXE file you'll be looking for, if you are doing this for Late Night, is:
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 Late Night\TS3EP3.exe

Anyways, I hope this helps anyone that's having crashing issues. If not, make sure to do the usual things, such as checking for mod incompatibilities, mods that haven't been updated yet for Late Night,  yada yada.

Have fun, y'all!