Monday, 9 November 2020

Catch hell blues

Round 37: September 2046 (Spring)

(Evan is 57, Ione is 50, Xavier is 25 and Georgina is 22)
Narrated by Justin Moretti

Things are so much better now than a couple of years ago, when Louisa was hating her job.

Sunday, 18 October 2020

You say it's your birthday, September 2046

September 2046 (Spring)

It was always a possibility that Chris and Veronica would choose to move to Exeter when they got a place together but Caleb and Cara are glad they found a home in Sullivan.

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Bring it on down

Round 37: August 2046 (Winter)

Steve Nihill is 51, Olivia is 49, Jacinta is 16 and Theo is 11. 
(Ramona and Jon are 19, Grace is 16, Thomas is 15 and Andrew is 10)

Narrated by Jacinta Nihill

At the beginning of the year, Mum got me a job at her work. Ramona worked there too, when she was in high school. 

Thursday, 1 October 2020

The (new) Kirby farm house

As you'd know if you've read August birthdays, the Kirby family has a new house! I decided they needed a new one in the middle of my last play session with them. As you would also know, this house basically resulted in poor Trent's death!

But let's work through our grief with a house tour!

So this is the house. I don't think I changed a ton on the outside, apart from the siding and roof colour. It took me ages to decide what roof colour to use with this siding but as soon as I landed on this one, I knew it was the right one! 

I changed quite a lot on the inside, particularly upstairs. The layout wasn't working for me, so I got knocked down a lot of walls and redid them to suit. 

The house is by melethana at MTS.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

You say it's your birthday, August 2046

August 2046 (Winter)

Matilda is 26 weeks along now and she feels pretty awful. Not long after our last check-in, she learned she was expecting triplets! 

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Hunting bears

Round 37: July 2046 (Winter)

Trent Kirby is 76, Megan is 74, Claudia and Jacob are 45, Daphne is 15 and Iris is 12.

Narrated by Daphne Kirby

This winter, Grandpa came down with the flu. He didn’t get too ill with it but it was still a worry, because he’s pretty old.

Sunday, 5 July 2020

You say it's your birthday, July 2046

July 2046 (Winter)

12 weeks along, Lucy is finally showing and it comes as somewhat of a relief to her.

Thursday, 27 February 2020

An update on Sullivan

It's been a while and I know not everyone follows me on Twitter or is a member at N99, so I thought I would pop in and tell you all what's going on.

Not long after my last update, my computer started showing signs that it didn't have much more life in it. It couldn't really cope with any game any more without crashing or freezing (except Sims 2 and some really non-demanding games, like Stardew Valley). I do love my TS2 but I also play a lot of other games, so it was time for an upgrade. That, unfortunately, meant an upgrade to Windows 10. Knowing the issues people have had with Windows 10, I was very nervous about this!

A few weeks later, I have Sims 2 successfully installed (went with the Ultimate Collection this time). I initially had some pink flashing, even after I did the 4GB patch and Graphics Rule Maker. This was after less than a sim day playing and with NO custom content. A friend on Twitter was kind enough to point me in the direction of this guide. It took me a while to get around to trying it but I finally did the other day and managed to play for four or five sim days with no pink flashing. To be clear, I just quit out at that point - I still didn't see any pink flashing, nor did I crash.

What I plan to do next is play another session with no CC, just to make sure everything still seems good. Then I will slowly add my CC in, testing as I go. I do need to get rid of some stuff anyway, so that will be an opportunity for me to have a close look at everything. Hopefully, once I'm done, the load will not be too much and my final step will be to test with Sullivan. That's still safely backed up, not that I need it, because my old hard drive is still in my PC.

Keep your fingers crossed that these next steps go well for me, as I'm very keen to continue with TS2 and Sullivan!

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Who feels love

Round 37: June 2046 (Winter)

Brendan Lachance and Caitlin Romilly are 23 and Annabel and Georgina Nott are 22. 
(Lia is 49, Anthony is 29, Mitchell is 27 and Xavier is 25)

Narrated by Annabel Nott

I try to enjoy the freedom I have living away from home, though it’s hard when Mum pops over all the time. 

Sunday, 29 December 2019

You say it's your birthday, June 2046

Round 37: June 2046 (Winter)

Daniel Halmi is 39 this month and with money being as tight as it is, he isn’t expecting or wanting much in the way of gifts.