I know that this isn’t much, but until I am able to fix the problems with my game, I’m going to try posting things over on Christy’s tumblr account. Basically it will be just pictures that might not have made it into the actual story. I might reveal some of my plans for future updates there as well. I’ve been doing this for about two weeks so there are already a few things posted there. Like I said, it isn’t much, but it’s as much as I’m currently able to do without completely disappearing on you guys again.
I know that I kind of disappeared on you guys again and you absolutely deserve an explanation for that. You probably don’t remember, but this time last year, I made an announcement that I was having trouble with my computer and had to do a full system restore. I was able to restore my computer back to the factory default with no problem. The problem had been that my Sims games were packed away in storage. When I was able to finally get my games out of storage around September of last year, I was only able to find a handful of them. The base game and first two expansion packs were not among the ones I found. Mostly it had been more of the recently purchased expansion packs. In order to continue the story, I downloaded a digital copy from Origin because I had programmed my codes on the Sims 3 site and it literally took forever to just get the base game on my computer.
But it worked and I was able to play for a little bit. Back around January, I tried to load my game up and play a little bit more. That’s when I discovered another problem. My problem is that none of my saved sims – neither downloaded nor saved from my own game – are showing up in CAS in the sim bin. They are all showing up in the SavedSims folder, but not when I actually load the game and try to load them in CAS. Because my game has always hated the Sims3Packs and refuses to install them correctly, using .sim and .package files has been the only way I could get any downloaded content into my game.
Does anyone know if the .sim files are no longer working because I downloaded the earlier games off Origin while the newer games are all installed from a disc? I honestly don’t think that would be the case, but it’s the only thing that is different from before. I’ve tried taking all the custom content out just in case and they still didn’t show that way either.
So I can’t put the male sims that I need into the neighborhood with Christy until this problem gets fixed. I’ve been trying different things for months now trying to get them to show up with no luck so if you have a suggestion, I would greatly appreciate the help.
For the next month and a half, I will be pretty busy with planning my son’s birthday party, going on vacation, and moving. Moving means that I will be able to go through my storage building completely and maybe find all of my Sims 3 discs so I can uninstall and reinstall everything to hopefully fix the problem. *fingers crossed* But if you happen to have a solution to the problem or even if it’s just a suggestion, please mention it.
So things have been a little tough for the past week and a half. There is a lot of sickness going around. My 16 month old son was actually sent to the ER this past Tuesday night because the doctor was so worried about him. Thankfully he wasn’t admitted into the hospital and didn’t have to stay in the ER as long as they originally thought he would have to. He is still sick, but getting better and since I am the one that has been taking care of everyone, I ended up sick as well. So that’s the reason for the delay in the next update.
I made this announcement on facebook some time ago, but I recently had to do a complete system restore to fix a problem with my computer. The family is perfectly safe, of course, but all of my sims games were uninstalled. Currently the actual discs (excluding the last two expansion packs) are in storage. So until I can dig them out and reinstall all of them, I won’t be able to play any further. Which is horrible because I had so much planned for the upcoming few updates and I’ll probably forget what I was going to do by the time I can find my games.
With that being said, it doesn’t mean there won’t be any more updates in the mean time. I have the second half of Baby #70 coming out within the week as well as the next update – a very long update in fact which maybe or may not be split into two.
Also one other thing. Christy and some of her children have been nominated for the 100 Baby Challenge Awards for Spring 2013. I want to thank those of you who have nominated me for these awards, and I would like to ask the rest of my readers to please please vote for me. It would mean the world to me if you did.
This blog is nominated for: Favorite Female Challenge Mom, Sexiest Mom, Trouble Making Child (Lauryn), and Most Colorful Child (Hera)
Deadline for voting is May 18th and all you have to do to vote is visit the page and click like on the pictures
I’m not sure exactly how many of my readers ever think to themselves, “Okay where is she going to go next?” when reading one of my updates, especially since Christy had to change identities recently and things might have gotten a bit confusing for some since then. For those of you who might be curious as to what my plans are, I’ve decided to put this little message together so you’ll have an idea of what’s coming in the next few weeks/months. Continue reading
I just wanted to make mention that this update was originally about 200 pictures. I managed to cut it down to around 75 pictures so it wasn’t excessively long. During the final edit as I was writing out the update, I managed to cut an additional 10 pictures. In this update, you will find some of the pictures that I wasn’t able to include. Continue reading
Update #1: Recently, I ordered a new – and very expensive – laptop in hopes that a faster computer would allow me to play more and get updates out faster since my older one wasn’t really able to handle all the expansions I had on it. However, I’ve been having some problems with it.
Originally, it worked great as long as I only had the base game installed and didn’t patch it. Installing any of the other expansions or patching the game to the most recent version would cause the game to crash to desktop. I messed around with it and found that adjusting the DEP settings helped with this. Continue reading
My husband – being the wonderful man that he is – got me Ambitions about a week and a half ago as a “Feel Better” / Early Birthday present (my birthday isn’t until the end of June so I think he was just hoping it would make me feel better). I haven’t really gotten a chance to play it much since a few nights after he bought it for me, he had to rush me to the hospital at 3 in the morning because of some health issues that I’ve been dealing with. Continue reading
I remember one of the readers requesting to see what the family tree looked like with so many kids so before I had to start a new save in the middle of the last update, I put this together:
As you can see, the image is huge and I had to resize it to get it to fit on the page, but if you click on it, you can bring up an enlarged version of the tree. Included in the tree is Patricia (Christy’s mother), all of the children up until this point, as well as her five grandchildren.