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MTS Summer Movie Night - posted on 13th Jun 2018 at 10:07 PM
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Field Researcher
#14226 Old Yesterday at 4:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Bulbizarre
Attraction score - check that the Sim hasn't lost her aspiration (there will be a blank icon). If they did, InSim/Blender/Manipulator or the big globey aspiration reward can fix it.


OMG, @Bulbizarre! You are frackin brilliant! Thank you so much. I had never noticed, but no wonder she was so depressed and anti-social, poor thing had totally lost the will to live!


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Originally Posted by Bubblebeam
Is there a way to disable a sim owned restaurant table without actually removing it?


Do you want it to be decorative (no one uses it, you could clone an object that looks like a table) or you want only the owner to use it (you could maybe disallow visitors from using it)?
Scholar
#14227 Old Yesterday at 5:15 PM
how do i make a "show spoiler" ? i've forgotten but i need to upload my strangetown trading places curious makeover.

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#14228 Old Yesterday at 5:19 PM
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Top Secret Researcher
#14229 Old Yesterday at 8:06 PM
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Originally Posted by inspiredzone
Does "Practice Romance" in a mirror actually doing anything beyond charisma points?
I recall from somewhere (I do not remember where) that Maxis/EA originally intended more for that interaction but later removed those parts. I do not remember the details.
Test Subject
#14230 Old Yesterday at 9:22 PM
How do you guys line up your uni rotations with your neighborhood rotations? Just start playing the uni hood right off the bat?
Top Secret Researcher
#14231 Old Yesterday at 9:34 PM
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Originally Posted by complexion
How do you guys line up your uni rotations with your neighborhood rotations? Just start playing the uni hood right off the bat?
this kind of question might be better as its own thread.
Lab Assistant
#14232 Old Yesterday at 9:36 PM
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Originally Posted by complexion
How do you guys line up your uni rotations with your neighborhood rotations? Just start playing the uni hood right off the bat?


If a teen moves out to go to college, I put their rotation next on the list. I've stopped bothering trying to keep the ages of siblings all aligned (even sets of multiples often end up with different ages because they move out at different times of the week); however, if the YA and their parent/s were the only ones in the house, then I will skip the parents' rotations until their college student returned home. I don't want them to lose out on inheriting their parents' house because Grim came for Ma and Pa while their little student was studying away. :P

If there are multiple playable college students in a dorm, then they go through multiple semesters each rotation. I like getting them done in batches and I'm not going to sit there and mess around with who's aging which rotation.
Mad Poster
#14233 Old Yesterday at 9:52 PM
That's something you'll have to experiment and find your own comfort level with. University is on a different time scale than the main hood, and we all have different interpretations of how that works out, and if you have any aging or pregnancy mods that will be different again. Different playstyles will also affect the comfortable ratio.

In Drama Acres, which I still think of as my main hood, I play one-day rotations in Drama Acres, Downtown, and Sim State. Sim State is played in between Drama Acres and Downtown, and it is played for three single-day subrotations, with each college household being played for a total of three days. If any sims are on vacation, they get a special vacation subrotation, for which purpose I generally send more than one family on vacation at a time so I can rotate there, too. I have played college from the beginning in Drama Acres, because each of my six core families sent one teen to college the first day of play; but I didn't bring in the Greeks and Bright household until my CAS students had made friends among them, and I only activated student bin families once I started needed additional households for my rotational playstyle. Drama Acres is so big, and I love playing University so much, that I always have playables in college and always play them.

In Strangetown, however, I didn't play LFT until Johnny, Ophelia, and Tank went to college; at which point I started playing the Greeks and the Shifting Paradymes as well. Strangetown rotations are much looser than Drama Acres ones, and I play Strangetown much less consistently, so I tend to alternate - one session in town, playing however many families is comfortable; one session at LFT ditto; back to Strangetown; back to LFT. As the town gets larger and sends more teens to college, I can adjust that on the fly. If I ever have a point at which no college-aged playables will be available, I may put placeholders in the Greeks and not play LFT again until a new playable is ready to go. Or, I may not.

You won't know how you like to play it till you've played it for awhile, so don't get too hung up on getting it right the first time or forcing everything to make sense chronologically. You can always do that with mods and cheats after the fact when something bugs you.

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Inventor
#14234 Old Yesterday at 9:54 PM
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Originally Posted by complexion
How do you guys line up your uni rotations with your neighborhood rotations? Just start playing the uni hood right off the bat?


Not at all, I very much dislike Uni gameplay (it's tooo looooooong) and I have enough households as is, so I just use the college adjuster to have my sims take their final exams like 2 hours after they first arrive on campus.

That being said, only very few Sims in my hoods even get to go to college, mostly knowledge Sims, Sims with rich parents or Sims that roll the "Go to Uni" Want on their last day of teenagerhood. in addition the Parents have to fork over 10.000 simoleons for their kid to go to uni. If they don't have that, then no uni for you.

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#14235 Old Yesterday at 10:18 PM
@Orphalesion there are mods that shorten Uni. For all sims, not something you have to set individually. I have mine set for 8 days + 2 days after graduating.

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#14236 Old Yesterday at 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by joandsarah77
@Orphalesion there are mods that shorten Uni. For all sims, not something you have to set individually. I have mine set for 8 days + 2 days after graduating.


Yeah you are of course right, but that's still 8 whole Sim days, for something I don't really enjoy playing and can just cut down to two Sim-hours with the College adjuster. In most cases my teens have already all or nearly all skills they need for their degree, so there's no stress with that either.

In any case thanks for the recommendation

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Lab Assistant
#14237 Old Yesterday at 11:44 PM
I have Uni shortened to two days a semester, and I play it one semester per sim day in the main hood (my rotation is to play everyone for one day or one semester at a time). Usually I have multiple YAs on the same lot with different semester schedules, but I have one born-in-game sim (as opposed to a moved-in dormie) who is aligned to the rotation schedule (so that their semester starts when the rotation starts, and ends when it ends). When they graduate, the sim with the most hours on their clock when I load the lot next becomes the new syncing sim. I don't let sims stay after graduation unless they're waiting for a spouse to finish college, and with Lamare's YA maternity hack they can stay waiting even after they become adults! All of my teens go to college on the morning when they are 9 days to adult, so that they age up to adult at the same time as the teens who don't go to college (due to lack of funds, mainly).
Scholar
#14238 Old Yesterday at 11:50 PM
I'm another who finds uni boring and I have two mods - shorter semesters and only three years not four. Before that I often cheated with boolprop to have them graduate way before they'd finished, but that gave them top skills in everything which is too easy.

As for timing, I play the equivalent of two years in uni to match the two days in the main hood.
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#14239 Old Today at 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Orphalesion
Yeah you are of course right, but that's still 8 whole Sim days, for something I don't really enjoy playing and can just cut down to two Sim-hours with the College adjuster. In most cases my teens have already all or nearly all skills they need for their degree, so there's no stress with that either.

In any case thanks for the recommendation


Now I am wondering why you play Uni at all then. You could just set them as updated on the Bat Box and keep them in the main hood as YA doing other things.Have you tried playing uni differently? Like instead of studying have them use dormies for work, hack grades and sleep with professors.

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Mad Poster
#14240 Old Today at 12:57 AM
When installing custom stairs and such by hand (not the Scriptorium), does it go into The Sims 2 folder, or the latest EP (Mansions and Gardens) folder?

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Test Subject
#14241 Old Today at 1:32 AM
Thank you everyone who responded!
Top Secret Researcher
#14242 Old Today at 1:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Emerald1234
how do i make a "show spoiler" ? i've forgotten but i need to upload my strangetown trading places curious makeover.

Mad Poster
#14243 Old Today at 2:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Bulbizarre
When installing custom stairs and such by hand (not the Scriptorium), does it go into The Sims 2 folder, or the latest EP (Mansions and Gardens) folder?


Apparently it works with both. I put half of them in the base game folder and the other half in the M&G folder to test. All of them showed up properly.

I'm secretly a Bulbasaur. | Formerly known as ihatemandatoryregister

My memory is poor, so please take anything I say with a grain of salt. | Looking for SimWardrobe's mods? | Or Dizzy's? | Faiuwle/rufio's too! | smorbie1's Chris Hatch archives | Check out my website!
Field Researcher
#14244 Old Today at 5:43 AM
I recently got Photoshop CS4 and I was looking around for tutorials about hair retexturing (I'm gonna use Remi's textures and colors). I was wondering if it's possible to retexture Maxis hairs, like, the actual game hairs, not Pooklet or Poppet hairs (already read tutorials covering those). If not I'm still going to recolor them to fit in with the custom hairs I have in Remi's shades.

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Scholar
#14245 Old Today at 7:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Sunrader
Do you want it to be decorative (no one uses it, you could clone an object that looks like a table) or you want only the owner to use it (you could maybe disallow visitors from using it)?


Decorative, as half the tables in this particular restaurant never get used (since seating seems to be calculated on a whichever-is-closest-to-the-host basis). I was hoping to change that with minimal aesthetic change, like an invisible object trick someone discovered or something. Maybe a second podium would work.

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#14246 Old Today at 7:28 AM
Use an invisible slot blocker. http://www.feenwald.de/en/specials/slotblock01.php

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