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WooHoo! I got Sims 4 for my birthday.

I worked feverishly on 'The Higgs' update before heading out to Oregon (Mt. Bachelor & Seaside) last month; I got my storyboard ready, images edited and re-sized. Basically, I wanted to be ready to write when I returned. Then… I got Sims 4 for my birthday, and have been playing it ever since. I feel like I’m cheating on my old TS2 sims now. *lol* And, as an extra birthday surprise, the addition of pools arrived on my first day of game play. Yay!

Sims 4 has been a lot of fun to play, much in the way that Sims 3 was for me, but it still lacks that personable feel of Sims 2. Now, I'm in no hurry to switch over to TS4, but the way that my computer has been huffing & puffing lately, I honestly don't know how much longer I'll have a working system to operate TS2 on. I also feel like TS4 would be easier than TS3 to continue my with aesthetically. Maybe a few EP's down the road. ;)

[ETA: I still forget to add curtains in my houses.]


Sims are everywhere!

One of the parks near my house put up a little free library case. The book Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs caught my eye, so I took it home. I giggled to myself when I saw the chapter Billy Sim, because anytime I hear, or read the word "sim", I automatically think of The Sims. As it turned out, this chapter really was about The Sims, and it was fascinating to read someone else's account of it, and see some familiar names. I won't say any more about it, because I don't want to spoil anything for anyone, but I just had to share. The book is a fun, non-official memoir of the author, so each chapter is pretty self-contained; you won't be lost if you only want to read the part about the Sims, though I highly recommend reading the whole book.


Well, I managed to pull off two marathon gaming sessions this weekend, wrapping up a huge part of my story chapter. While sorting through the pictures, moving them in and out of folders... I inadvertently deleted the entire folder. I don't even know how that happened, but I was pretty tired, and my cat kept leaning on the keyboard. Now, I have to reshoot the whole scene again, and I had some shots I was quite pleased with too. Isn't that the way it always goes though?

It worked!


The test run with the hospital was a success! However, it was a bit boring as a residential lot; I'm tellin' you, even my sims were bored. *lol* I'll rezone it tonight and test it further. If it's too much of a drain as a community lot, at least I know it's playable as a residential.

[ETA] I spoke too soon. I rezoned it, and now it's crashing just as badly as the original.
Now that my classes are over with for the quarter, I can get back to simming! I booted up the game last night and was all ready to send Alice & Hadron over to test out the hospital, and get some story shots done, when I realized I needed some staff to run the place. I quickly made up a doctor and nurse, then motherloded them to hell and back so they could buy the hospital; remember, I need to go into live mode to remove that object that's wedged into the tile. Just when I grabbed the "stuckobjectremover" thingy, my game minimized to the desktop due to a fricken' pop-up, and since I had already been playing for about 7 hours, it wouldn't load back up afterwards. So, as it stands, I still don't know if the new hospital is even playable... I'm going to be sooo pissed if it's not.



I’ve finished the hospital, packaged it up, and saved it on a flash drive. The buiding is ten stories tall, but I only furnished four of the floors, because I do want to be able to play this lot, and I don't need my sims running off to the roof.

With that out of the way, I can now get back to working on my story again. YAY!!!




Progression of the sim hospital I’ve been working on. It's based off of another hospital, which I absolutely adored, but was unable to play. So, for my own use and story purposes, I decided to make my own.

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I finished the first scene for the next upcoming Higgs chapter. I even had a photobomber try sneaking into a few shots. Nice try there, buddy.

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