yesterday, i finally started fiddling with TS2 again… i just can’t make myself not use hacks, so i’ve been testing all my hacks. i’m taking a different approach to hacks this time around. i decided to use Pescado’s Director’s Cut as my base and then i’ll add on the other hacks. if i have to use someone else’s hack over one of Pescado’s, then i’ll list it here. i still can’t believe Pescado is still making and fixing hacks! anyway, this will help me maintain my list of hacks more efficiently.
i’ll be making a new page that i’ll link to on the sidebar… it’s a work in progress so it’s not there yet. [update: it's here!]
so i ran the Paladin’s Hack Detector Conflict Utility against all the hacks i still had back from Seasons (because i didn’t even play Bon Voyage at all) and Pescado’s current DC, and it found a bunch of conflicts. i decided to put them all in my game (except for the ones i knew would crash my game). my Sim went to cook herself a meal and everything was hunky dory until she put the food on her plate and her plate disappeared. so i took out all my hacks except for the DC and my Sim was able to eat properly.
there’s a bunch of other hacks that i have to have so i’m testing them one-by-one by creator. it’s going to take me forever, but on my Vista laptop (where i’m testing & playing), i turned the graphics settings down to the lowest possible setting so it won’t take me forever to do anything in the game. when i had them all on high (because i thought my laptop could take it), it was choppy and slowly getting on my nerves. that’s also why i’m not playing & testing it on my XP desktop because it doesn’t seem to like my 1920×1200 resolution or it could also be that the graphics settings are set on high. i don’t feel like messing with it right now anyway. but yeah, i’m back in the game… it’s a start. it’s still going to be another year until Sims 3 comes out and i’m really so excited about what’s going to be included!
Posted in EP7 Free Time, general ramblings | no comments » | March 16th, 2008 by daysies
i haven’t blogged about this yet… but if you ask me what i download the most for my Sims, it’s kitchen & bath stuff. i love me some kitchen & bath clutter! thanks to OMSPs (”one more slot packages” - link to follow, or you can search for them under JohnBrehaut1 on MTS2), you can totally clutter up your counters. i’m not sure when it’s coming out, but check out this page for more details.
Posted in SP7 Kitchen & Bath Interior Design Stuff, official EA/Maxis schtuff | no comments » | March 7th, 2008 by daysies
i bought it a couple days after it was released. i still haven’t installed it yet. i know, i suck! i keep forgetting to get the Prima Guide. both Gamestops (that are within a mile from each other) i went to didn’t have it. they both told me that not a lot of people pre-ordered it. i wonder if Wal-Mart or Target has it. i have plans to go to both stores sometime this weekend.
Posted in EP7 Free Time, general ramblings, official EA/Maxis schtuff | no comments » | March 7th, 2008 by daysies
i don’t know why i keep buying this stuff when i never play with it! over the weekend, i got MySims for my Nintendo DS system. did i tell you that i have it for the Wii, too? did i fail to mention that i haven’t played it yet? i don’t know what’s wrong with me… i already have several games for my NDS that i haven’t played with but once. and Free Time is coming out soon, too, like in less than a couple weeks. i should just admit that i have no interest in playing… but the pictures just lure me back in. LOL
Posted in EP7 Free Time, MySims, general ramblings | no comments » | February 12th, 2008 by daysies
even though i haven’t touched my game since July, i still check Snooty Sims from time to time… to see if there are any free downloads or patch updates. i haven’t even installed Bon Voyage yet… or the patch… or Teen Stuff, which i forgot to blog that i bought it at Toys ‘R’ Us for 50% off right when it came out. and i haven’t installed H&M Fashion Stuff either. told ya, i am so behind!!!
perhaps Free Time will be my comeback EP. it looks to be chock-full of activities for the entire family. that’s why i loved Seasons so much and played it religiously for the first month. LOL from the FT trailer, you can play the violin! i used to play the violin in middle thru high school. you can repair cars, make pottery, SEW (but not knit like Mrs. Crumplebottom), play basketball and soccer, and a whole bunch more. i already saw the trailer twice and i’m sure i missed some stuff.
i wonder if we’ll get any new build mode stuff like spiral staircases. i know that has been asked for since the beginning of time. maybe when FT comes out in February, i’ll dump all my hacks and play the game as is. i’m already so far behind on everything that there’s no way i have the patience to grab the latest hacks and mods. that’s why i think i never really enjoyed playing the game… because of all these hacks! i would spend time testing and reporting bugs, i could never play the game for what it was designed for. wow, it took me 3 years to realize that. huh.
anyway, don’t think i’ll be updating this blog every day again. i’m not ready to come back. i’m enjoying the news, though. i owe it to CC for sending me the link to the trailer. i’ve been so busy with work today that this was the first time i could sit and read for a bit without having my phone glued to my ear. (thanks, lady!)
Posted in EP6 Bon Voyage, EP7 Free Time, SP5 H&M Fashion Stuff, SP6 Teen Style Stuff, general ramblings, official EA/Maxis schtuff | no comments » | December 6th, 2007 by daysies