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  • Hi, everyone. :)

    Please understand that no one single player has prompted this post but I see it's time for another reminder. My wall is not a very good place to seek game support. I can't edit or control the conversations here, they disappear sometimes all on their own, and half the time I can't even see very well what has been said within the threaded responses.

    If you need assistance with NRaas mods, we are there for you at NRaas and always happy to help where we can.
    How to Join: http://nraas.wikispaces.com
    (see the Becoming a Member section; it's a 2-step process)

    Where to Post: http://nraas.wikispaces.com/page/messages/Chatterbox is the best place unless you have script logs or are expecting a conversation with our mod developers over bug reports and feature requests, then
    http://nraas.wikispaces.com
    (see Where to Post and How to Upload Error Files for those who need to)

    (cont'd)
    July 8
    • igazor
      igazor
      If you need general, not NRaas related tech assistance, I would suggest the TS3 Tech Discussions board here on this forum. We have a thread set up for New Members who are not yet able to start their own.
      http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/categories/technical-discussions-en
      http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/893122/thread-for-new-members-to-post-their-sims-3-game-issues#latest

      For general game, not so much tech discussions, that's really what the TS3 General Discussions board is for.
      http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/categories/general-discussion-en

      Again, I love helping players with their game and mod usage, but this Wall is really not the best place for these conversations. :)
  • Alice122
    Hello sorry to be posting directly to you but it looks like you know a lot about nraas story progression for Sims 3 and I cannot find somehow how to post a new threat. I have 3 issues with it I cannot figure out how to change let's start with simple one my Sims before they even go to school or work already seem to know all the Sims, is there a way to turn that off?
    Number 2 would be all Sims in town seem to have really big families it wouldn't be an issue if there was two or three really big ones but majority of the households feels overpowering, any options to work around that?
    And lastly I keep getting message there are no vacant houses both in the town I play in and in in which means my sin can only live in the dorm when they go uni, if I delete few households usually few mins and they're already taken. I have experimented with immigration and emigration but nothing seems to help. Would really appreciate it if you wouldn't mind helping me out a little here
    July 8
    • igazor
      igazor
      1 - On City Hall or an in-game computer,
      NRaas > SP > General Options > Options:Careers > Meet Coworkers Immediately > False (default is True)
      (SP Career add-on module required)

      I'm not actually sure if that setting also stops the automatic meeting of school kids, but it's worth a try. If you have the NRaas RelationshipPanel mod, you can also zap unwanted relationships away by ctrl-clicking on them. But without a setting to gate the automatic meeting of sims, they will likely just come back again.

      On the others, hi there. Am happy to help when I can but these two are going to take some familiarity with SP's general household operations as well as immigration/emigration and there will be some back and forth discussion needed. My wall isn't very conducive to providing support like this, especially since I can't edit my responses and half the time can't even read what's being said. Instead, I suggest that you join us at NRaas and open up a thread there on the general Chatterbox message board.
      http://nraas.wikispaces.com/page/messages/Chatterbox

      (free Wikispaces account and NRaas wiki membership required to post, it's a 2-step process but should be painless)
      http://nraas.wikispaces.com/home
      (see the Becoming a Member section)

      We have other members, players, the mod developers who are always happy to assist where they can as well. :)
  • Elizabethsims
    Hi there! I'm very sorry for always coming to your page whenever I have a problem. It's just I was told you're the best when it comes to mod related things when I first started playing ts3 a year back, and it's stuck coming here. So can I make story progression (the nraas) not affect people in my family tree that live in different houses. I wanna move my sims out of their parents house but I'm afraid the parents will cheat on each other or break up in the meantime, and that's why I don't want story progression affecting them. So what can I do for this?
    July 3
    • igazor
      igazor
      The fancy way to do that is arranging for what we call Rotational Play. What we do is put together a set of SP settings that protect households we don't want progressing in certain ways while they are inactives and we are off playing a different household in town.
      http://nraas.wikispaces.com/Story+Progression+Rotational+Caste+Settings

      Alternatively, on a simpler level, you could set the protective aspects you want just on the parents' household using NRaas > SP > Household Options and then not have to use castes. The list of settings I have there in Option One and Sarah lists in Option Two should give you an idea of what you might want to protect against -- Romance: Allow False will stop them from breaking up, you probably don't want them getting new jobs or moving to a new house, etc.

      But if you intend to switch active play back and forth between various households, even if it's only two of them, I think the caste method is simpler to manage. I take the household I am playing out of the protective caste after I make them active and put them back in again before switching to the next one.
    • Elizabethsims
      Elizabethsims
      I am going to go with the caste since that is what I intended to do, since I always like to play large families and move them out and so. I'm gonna use some options from yours and some from Sarah's since I do want my sims to age but not become pregnant or so. That link helped me a lot cause I honesty don't know how to work with castes. Also on the nraas topic, I do have one question, which option when I host a party invites all the family's close friends and so not only a indidual's cuz because of that I don't host parties anymore. So is there anyway?
    • igazor
      igazor
      On the party question, instead of using the phone to send the invites, try using MasterController. It opens up the potential invite list to a much wider range of sims than EA standard does. Of course, if you invite those who are complete strangers to your entire household, they may not show up.
      NRaas > MC > (Sim) > Basic > Party
    • Elizabethsims
      Elizabethsims
      Thank you! You're a lifesaver. ^_^
  • A_Culler
    Hey, so I started noticing some major lag playing Sims 3. I followed your instructions (correctly I think) about limiting frame rate, but when I check mt FPS in game it's spinning at a rate of like 400! What do I do?
    July 3
    • igazor
      igazor
      Stop playing until we get this fixed, for a start. In addition to making the game unstable, frame rates that high will overwork your graphics card and have the potential to burn it out, and possibly damage your system board as well.

      You tried both Adaptive and On for vsync, used the correct executable (TS3.exe for Patch1.69 or TS3w.exe for 1.67), and were playing in full screen mode?

      If vsync on the Nvidia Control Panel is not going to lock the frame rate in, the next tool we usually try is Nvidia Inspector.
      http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/nvidia-profile-inspector-download.html

      Or some find RivaTuner Stats Server (RTSS) easier to manage; this is what I use because I am on an AMD card so the Nvidia tools won't work anyway.
      http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/rtss-rivatuner-statistics-server-download.html

      In either case, look for the download links 2/3 of the way down the page. If you see any in the upper right corner, and you don't have an Ad Blocker, that's probably rogue advertising and not the real download.

      One major difference between the two is that RTSS must be up and running before the game is launched. It can be set to start up alongside of Windows, but when adjusting the options it's easy to quit it by mistake when we mean to minimize (hide) its control panel.

      If you need help getting either one configured, again for the correct executable, please post on the TS3 Tech Discussions board. :)
  • Qualide
    Hey! I need some help on TS3...
    Up to now, my fellow left me a few expansions of The Sims 3 with the included basic game, I played for a while and afterwards I deleted all the expansions and the basic game, but I saved the folder of LS3 in My Documents where I had several saves.
    And my doubt is, now, Im only going to buy the game base (the expansions I returned to him, they broke, i dont know...), If I transfer the save of when I played with expansions to now that alone I have the game base, it will give mistake? Will I have to buy me the expansions with which I played in order that the content appears and the game does not give error?
    Please I need a way of recovering these saves, I threw myself enough months playing and now it gives me laziness to begin again... :'(
    July 2
    • igazor
      igazor
      It kind of depends on the EPs in question and the content that your games were using. Some of the EPs are such that if a saved game has "seen" them, then it cannot be loaded up or played without them, the game will crash on loadup. Some will allow saved games to continue without the EPs, but there may be issues. The EPs each contain skills, careers, lots, worlds, occult states, animal species, things that sometimes the game will try to make substitutions for if the EP goes missing on it but in many cases (worlds, staircases, bridges, etc.) that would be impossible. But no, EP content cannot appear or be used at all if the EP is not installed because the pack's resources that are needed would be missing entirely.

      Stuff Packs (SPs) tend to be more forgiving with the ensuing substitutions.

      What you may need to do is set those saved games aside until such time as you can acquire all of the packs you were playing with.
    • Qualide
      Qualide
      THANK YOU
  • Qualide
    And... I have a plum question too, how I open a post? xD
    I do not see anywhere the option to create it...
    July 2
    • igazor
      igazor
      For forum security reasons (e.g., spam attackers), those with New Member status cannot start their own threads but you can add onto existing ones. We have a master thread for new members on the Tech Discusssions TS3 board for players who need help and cannot find a suitable existing thread to add onto.

      Full membership requires 30 (or is it 35) posts and 50 points plus some element of time. They keep changing this around a bit; if you participate in other threads and some of the Off Topic chats, gain some Likes and Awesomes, then it shouldn't take all that long to gain full membership.
      http://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/770609/member-or-new-member-everything-you-need-to-know/p1
  • A_Culler
    Since the conversation is getting a bit technical I thought I'd bring my next question here. I did purchase and started downloading the game off of Steam. I can figure out framerates later as my more pressing concern is hard drive space. So my OS is on a SSD that's about 118 GB of space. (Yeah I know I'm dropping jargon right after saying I'm not tech savvy, but it's just stuff I've learned about my PC googling the internet.) Anyway, I'm a bit concerned because I just told Steam to delete Final Fantasy 14 which is a very large game in preparation to DL Sims 3. I remember checking my space before I deleted FF14 and I had about 34 GB free. Now that it's deleted and Sims 3 has begun it's DL it's saying I only have about 18 GB free and Sims 3 is a 28 GB DL. Any idea what's going on here?
    July 2
    • A_Culler
      A_Culler
      Sorry to bombard you, your assistance is very much appreciated.
    • igazor
      igazor
      Steam is unusual. Before it downloads anything, it tends to reserve the space for it in advance. So if you were downloading the base game together with all of the EPs, it could be that by the time you looked at your available drive space, it was already taking the in-process TS3 installs into account.

      Also, would there be any user specific files associated with FF14 besides the game program itself, like saved games or extra content, that got left behind? Is your Recycle Bin empty?

      But that does sound far too tight. Your saved games and any content you add later will take up more space than just the installs, there is the user game folder that will be in Documents to consider. Plus Windows requires at least 30 or 40 GB of free space in which to maneuver properly. The game, as well as other programs, will not function properly with 18 GB or less of free space as you are reporting. Is this SSD your only drive? Usually an SSD that small is meant to be used for Windows and its associated processes, maybe one or two other systems related things, with a large regular internal HDD to accommodate game installs, user game folders, and storage of other things.

      Installing Origin and its associated games on what would likely be the D drive (or some other letter) is usually not difficult, but my experience with Steam is a bit limited. Hopefully it would be the same, but you would have to direct such an install to D (or whatever) from the outset.

      SSDs are great, they will load, cache, and save the game tons faster than an HDD can (actual gameplay is about the same, reportedly), but they do have to be large enough to work with properly or there are more downsides than benefit.
    • A_Culler
      A_Culler
      Yeah I have a 1.8 TB Hard Drive that I don't even use because I had this PC for over 6 months before I even knew it was there... >_<
    • igazor
      igazor
      The question becomes then, if Steam itself is installed on C, can it manage games that you direct to be installed on the HDD. I actually have no idea, that would be a question for Steam support or for their forums. But one option might be to cut losses, uninstall all Steam games that you own, uninstall the Steam client engine itself, and reinstall everything on the HDD.

      And you will then want to consider redirecting your Documents folder to the HDD if it's currently storing everything on C. That's a Windows function.
    • A_Culler
      A_Culler
      Maybe I should take the time to do a restore and DL Steam and Origin there. Oh btw FF14 is an online game so I don't really know how much is stored client side.
    • A_Culler
      A_Culler
      So I stopped DL Sims 3 and then tried to DL it to my HD. It turns out Steam is very user friendly in this regard. Like a few mouse clicks and it sets up a game folder for you on D. This is why I profess my lack of technical knowledge, it's a great cover for my failure you see the obvious. xD
    • igazor
      igazor
      Wish I could do that. Profess lack of knowledge (about some things, I mean). I even wear a "No, I will not fix your computer!" tee-shirt to work often enough in the summer. My employer doesn't buy any of it for a moment, especially since I am the one-person IT "department" there. :)
    • igazor
      igazor
      But hope the reinstall of the game on the HDD works out better, regardless.
    • A_Culler
      A_Culler
      Yep, when people know you're Superman it's pretty futile to say you're Clark Kent.
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