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  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,140 Member
    Here are some pictures from my play this morning.

    I loaded Episode 29 of the 30 Grandchildren Badge Attempt a couple of days ago. These pictures show my work on the beginning of Episode 30. Not much of this is on video as it's mainly just them getting skills but some of it will be in the next video.

    The thing is, I need them to learn skills so I can send them to live back in Cake Island so I need to get them skilled. Also, I need to make them learn skills or this game will get bogged down and go nowhere fast.

    However, watching Sims read books isn't all that much fun, especially if you're watching a video. So I try to get them to read while I'm not recording a video.

    This morning's play session has had them all doing different things so I did record bits of this. Here's the screen shots I got.

    At the end of Episode 29 video the entire household went to the Spring Festival to collect festival eggs. It was a very frustrating search as mostly they searched exclusively in places where there were no eggs. They did manage to collect a few eggs.

    I discovered on their return home much later that Clara had managed to pick up a Fancy Festival Egg so that was nice. I didn't see her pick up any eggs but with 11 of them it wasn't possible to keep an eye on any of them all the time.

    At the start of Episode 30 they are still dancing at the Spring Festival. Except for Lionel - he's playing horseshoes.

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    Several of them had a wish to buy a Bonehilda Coffin so I got one for them. I like to click the 'dice' button sometimes and that's what I did with this coffin. I thought the effect was interesting. A lot of things that can't be recoloured with the recolouring tool can be given random colours and patterns if the dice is clicked when in Buy Mode.

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    Next morning I sent Rachael to the Spring Festival alone and she collected ALL of the available Festival Eggs. She came home with one fancy egg and one Spring Gnome.

    I added a side table to the Common Room and placed the two Fancy eggs on it. Rachael got the Freezer Bunny egg and Clarice the red egg.

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    I didn't get screen shots, but several of them had a wish to collect seeds.

    I sent them to the Greenhouse to collect seeds. While there Clara kept wanting to collect more seeds so I let her do that.

    When everyone was back at home Clarice and Rachael started planting their seeds. Unfortunately neither of them could plant any other than Common seeds so they set to work gardening to get their gardening skill up. They are currently at level 6 so can plant Uncommon Seeds. Mostly though, they collected Special and Rare seeds so it'll be a while before they can plant them.

    Here are the two Imaginary Friends made real gardening.

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    The garden is growing. By the time I have it filled up they will have enough gardening skill to not need to garden any more. But, of course new Imaginary Friends made real will be coming to stay in the future and they will benefit from this effort.

    Eventually there were no plants needing tending, and Jack had picked a pumpkin so he sat down in the middle of the garden and carved it.
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    After gardening for a while Lionel and Mark went upstairs to sit in their kitchen and read some recipes and fishing books. I think they are probably just reading recipes as not many of the household members have any fishing skill yet. I'll have to get to work on that soon. Now it's Springtime and the ponds are thawed they probably can go to a fishing hole together and all learn to fish at the same time.

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    I discovered Wilfred telling a ghost story. Only Karen was interested and sat and listened. Jack was happy watching Clarice playing the piano.

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    Not much has been happening between Wilfred and Wendy so far today. Wendy doesn't have a very high level at anything but she's managed to get to level 3 or a little above in most necessary skills. She's read all of the recipes available to her and she's read her fishing bait books too. Since she's got to level 7 in fishing and gardening she's now ready to get married. That'll happen later in Episode 30. I still need to record video of her and Wilfred visiting some of the local venues. I added the Ice Lounge which came with one of the expansions, I think, can't remember which one. I had a look inside and it doesn't seem very inspiring but I might send this couple there for a few minutes to see what it's like at a Sim's eye view.

    Wilfred's not showing much interest in befriending the cat. He might take it home with him and maybe they'll improve their relationship there. I really don't think he's going to get his lifetime wish of adopting a unicorn.

    That's it from me for now.

    Happy Simming.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,140 Member
    Today my sims were busy. I played on and off during most of the day.

    I only managed to get 3 screen shots. It's getting late now - 10 pm.

    I've been working on skills, reading books and getting Wilfred and Wendy married. They are both currently wishing to have a party - a bachelor and a bachelorette party. Wilfred just proposed marriage to Wendy and she accepted and I saved and shut down.

    I found only 3 members of the household need to learn fishing. They all had 0 fishing skill. I sent them to the pond to fish.

    Jack, Mark and Lionel fishing. Lionel is closest to the camera.
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    I noticed Lionel was cold so I sent him home to fish at the wishing well. I didn't check the other two. They probably were cold too but there is only one wishing well at home so they stayed at the pond. I checked their progress just before I shut down. Lionel was at level 6, Jack at level 5 and Mark at level 4. So more work still needs to be done but it doesn't have to be done before the wedding. I might get them to improve it a bit but there is no hurry. They've been reading recipes. Of course they will still have their fishing books to read once they get their skill to level 7.

    Wendy and Wilfred went into Stylist and got their wedding outfits. Wilfred got a new Outer wear outfit too. His red checked shirt and black fingernails were not my idea of suitable outerwear. Maybe I didn't give him a proper makeover when he aged up to Young Adult.

    I got a couple of shots of Wendy. She scored jewellery as well as a new dress and some lipstick.
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    This pair have been best friends for ages. They went on a date to the Ice Lounge tonight and then they went to the Dome in the early morning time. The wedding venue is set up for them. They had a look at it while they were there but I don't think I got any video of it. I am going to have too much to edit by the time they are married. I got a heap of video of them riding the roller coaster and that's going to take ages to edit.

    Once Wilfred and Wendy are married I'll send them home to Cake Island and they can move into their new house. I haven't decided where to put them yet. All of the houses in the street where I put the previous married couples are now taken. There are other houses around the world so I'll find something for them.

    The next episode will show the makeover of both houses, Wilfred and Wendy's as well as Frank and Felecia's.

    Then I'll send Derek and Delores on their vacation. I think I'll send them to Isla Paradiso or maybe Roaring Heights. Haven't decided yet. I don't need them to travel to The Great Southern Land so I won't send them there. Once they've moved out of the Main Household I'll probably make the final 3 imaginary friends real and send them to the Great Southern Land. I might get Dave and Demetria married before I do that though. I'll have to work out the logistics.

    I don't want to overload either household. I don't think the two Imaginary Friends made real in the Great Southern Land will be ready to move out by the time Wendy and Wilfred are ready to go home so there won't be room in that house until after Coby travels to the Great Southern Land to marry Clarice and returns to Cake Island with the pair of Imaginary Friends who are staying there. All four of them will then move out to their new homes in Cake Island.

    Then Sharonda goes to the Great Southern Land to meet and marry Stan. So I might put off making the final 3 imaginary friends real until after there is more room in the Great Southern Land and either Coby or Sharonda can travel with the Imaginary Friends. When Sharonda and Stan have returned to Cake Island and moved out Megan or Latoya could take the final three to The Great Southern Land when Megan goes there to marry Mark and Latoya goes to marry Lionel. Which will leave only Constance, Joni and Kendall to meet Chris, Jack and Karen. I'm sure it'll all work out in the end.

    Once they are all married and safely in their own homes in Cake Island and Gerry is alone in the main house the babies will start arriving. With 15 couples having babies, they should only need to have 2 babies each to get the 30 grandchildren. Then I think Gerry has to have another child somehow to get the badge to trigger. Only time will tell if it all happens as hoped.

    Happy Simming All.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,140 Member
    The 30 Grandchildren Badge Attempt Episode 30 is now available for you to watch on YouTube



    The entire episode is set in The Great Southern Land Beta by @Frogprincess_q

    All 11 members of the household plus 2 cats are seen around the house and elsewhere.

    The video begins with all 11 of the sims dancing or playing horseshoes at the Spring Festival after their egg hunt seen in Episode 29.

    We see them working on skills, reading books and enjoying each other's company.

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    In the second half of the video the focus is on Wilfred and Wendy. They start out this episode as Best Friends but by the end of the episode romance has changed their friendship and they eventually become engaged.

    Their bachelor and bachelorette parties and wedding and eventual return to Cake Island will happen in Episode 31.

    Happy Simming

  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,140 Member
    The 30 Grandchildren Badge Attempt Episode 31 video is now available for you to watch on YouTube.



    We get to know a few of the townies in this video. They are guests at the three parties that form the majority of the video.

    Firstly we meet up with Wilfred and Wendy at the Dome where they have been alone together and have just got engaged to be married.
    Wilfred plans a bachelor party and we see some highlights from the party which is attended by numerous townies, most of whom Wilfred doesn't recall inviting to his party but they all enjoy themselves.

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    Then Wendy hears about the bachelor party and decides she ought to have a bachelorette party and she organises her party with much better control of the guest list. A few of Wendy's female friends show up and they have a great time dancing together at the Cake Pleasure Dome.

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    Finally Wilfred and Wendy arrive at their wedding venue with other members of the Potential Spouses household and a few of their townie friends. By this time some of the townies will be familiar to you as they have been dancing at two parties already.

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    There are some interesting goings on at the three parties but overall it is just a fun video that fulfils the need for Wilfred and Wendy to get married and move out to live in their own home in Cake Island.

    Clara, the unstable Imaginary Friend made real, features quite prominently in all three parties as she rotates through a variety of outfits. She's currently insane. I think her traits are going to need an overhaul before she is allowed to move out of the house to live on her own in Cake Island.

    Happy Simming

    I hope you enjoy the video.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,140 Member
    30 Grandchildren Badge Attempt Episode 32 is now available on YouTube.



    In this episode we will get an update on all of the married couples in the 30 Grandchildren main family. Then we have a tour of the new house Wilfred and Wendy have moved into after they return from The Great Southern Land where they were married in Episode 31.

    Derek and Delores leave for their vacation in Isla Paradiso and choose to live on a luxury houseboat while on vacation. Their fist day in Isla Paradiso begins with Derek cooking them a hearty breakfast which they eat together then they decide on what to do that day. We join them as they visit the beach then a bowling alley and finally go scuba diving where they meet a mermaid, Maya Ocean.

    I hope you will enjoy the video. It runs for approximately 31 minutes.

    Happy Simming
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,480 Member
    edited June 3
    @Karritz I watched your last video, episode 32.

    Cake Island is an interesting world. Sims 4 doesn't have a Create a World function. But I'm ok with that right now since I'm still exploring the EA worlds. ... Fun to see the family all lined up with the toddlers and pets. ... Enjoyed seeing the home. Nice place. Great décor. I liked the mushroom people paintings. Very cute. ... Awesome house boat! Isla Paradiso is a good place for romantic getaways. ... Seeing the Twizy again was fun! ... I liked your bowling venue. Sims 4 has a bowling pack, but I don't have that one. I wonder how they compare. ... I'm surprised that stereo didn't break from the hauntings. Maybe I'm used to Sims 4 ghosts now. Remind me, do S3 ghosts break items they haunt? ... I love the scenery you showed in the video, especially the dive site. There aren't any underwater lots in S4. Too bad that mermaids are still having problems with scales and tails. I remember having to fix all those! ... I enjoyed watching the video. Good job putting it all together.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,140 Member
    @lanlyn thank you for watching and commenting on the video.

    When I got the notification that you had mentioned me in 'Sims 3 and things' I was wondering what had happened. It took me ages to work out it was in the Australian and New Zealand forum and is something I made and post in regularly. I am amazed you found my posts in this thread. It is something I've done to let fellow Australians and New Zealanders know Sims 3 is still happening, but mostly so I can keep together some of my posts that are scattered all over the internet. I'm so impressed with your being able to find this thread. I usually feel invisible here.

    The mushroom people paintings are custom content made by Sim Picasso. The original art work is by Elsa Beskow, she was a famous Swedish author and illustrator, living in the 19th century. I like her art, but the reason I use it in my sims houses is because it costs the sims 45 simoleans and gives 10 environment points.

    I've never known ghosts to break anything in Sims 3, but I don't play with them often. That scene with the ghosts happened because the game decided to send them to the venue. I thought it was fun as the whole thing was a bit different and unexpected.

    I think the mermaid issue will be with us permanently. It took me a long time before I got the issue in my own games. I think there are a lot of people who still haven't experienced it. That tutorial I did, with your assistance, on fixing the problem has been really popular. I think if I was really serious about getting thousands of views for all of my videos I'd stick to making tutorials and forget about doing the story videos. But I just can't leave the stories alone. I keep doing them. Haven't done a tutorial for about a year now.
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,480 Member
    Karritz wrote: »
    When I got the notification that you had mentioned me in 'Sims 3 and things' I was wondering what had happened. It took me ages to work out it was in the Australian and New Zealand forum and is something I made and post in regularly. I am amazed you found my posts in this thread.
    @Karritz LOL, well that was more a mistake than expertise on my part! After watching the video, I clicked on your profile name here on the forums, found your comments and just chose the first one I saw about Episode 32. It wasn't until later that I realized I'd chosen the Aussie forum! :s

    I've learned a lot from your different tutorials. But I certainly understand wanting to try new things. I haven't done a lot with my sims blog recently and haven't gone back to Sims 3 since trying out S4. Oh well, different projects keep our interest alive, right? ;)
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,140 Member
    30 Grandchildren Badge Attempt Part 33 is now available for viewing on YouTube.



    Delores and Daryl are enjoying their vacation. They visit two roller coasters in this episode and ride them both. Delores does two keg stands with the able assistance of Daryl - sort of able assistance of Daryl. In spite of a few mishaps along the way they are growing accustomed to each other and flirting and some romancing has begun. There was too much going on to squeeze it all in this episode so expect their vacation to continue into the beginning of the next episode.

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    In this episode, apart from riding roller coasters, doing keg stands and riding a carousel they go scuba diving and explore two dive lots and meet a mermaid. They met Maya Ocean in episode 32 and in this next episode they met Mia Azul.

    I hope you enjoy the video.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,140 Member
    The video showing my experience and thoughts on the new Sim State mod is now ready for you to watch on YouTube.



    It was made by Timecatcher who says they have now retired from mod making but will make the code available for someone else to take on the further development and support of the mod. I do hope someone takes up the mod as it does need some work but, once I got used to it I found it a lot of fun and I'll probably continue to use it in some of my future games. I've made a separate Sims 3 folder for games using this mod.

    The mod is available on Mod the Sims
    https://modthesims.info/d/656829/sim-state-the-sims-3-open-for-business-mini-expansion-v1-4.html

    The two bakeries I used in the video are available on the Exchange.

    Old Mill Tea Room and Residence:
    https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8400389

    Fantacy Land Bakery
    https://www.thesims3.com/assetDetail.html?assetId=8188930

    There are other bakeries in my studio but I didn't test the mod in any of them yet.

    Happy Simming
  • rosenero10rosenero10 Posts: 530 Member
    Love seeing all your TS3 screenshots, @Karritz
    I miss this game a lot. A better playing game than TS4.

  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,140 Member
    rosenero10 wrote: »
    Love seeing all your TS3 screenshots, @Karritz
    I miss this game a lot. A better playing game than TS4.

    Thank you. I'm glad you enjoy them.

    I've been a bit diverted over the past few days and am planning an update on my plans for the future of my video series on Oscar's Childhood. I've been setting up a world with relevant sims and getting screenshots. I've written most of the text. It'll take a few days probably before I do the post. In the meantime I'm trying to complete episode 34 of my series on my attempt to get the badge for a sim having 30 grandchildren. I think I better try to focus on the video tomorrow.

    I did try Sims 4 briefly but I soon got to the point where I was impatiently waiting for it to finish loading so I could shut it down. After doing that a few times I decided to stick with Sims 3.

    Happy Simming
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,140 Member
    I've been diverted with thoughts of my Oscar's Childhood series of videos.

    He's a teen now and I'm making plans for how his future will turn out so I can be sure to steer him in the right direction rather than let him just do a random wander through the many worlds he's about to begin visiting with his buddies Eric and Susanne.

    First thing I did was find the save in Erewhon where their home was left burning fiercely after that evil alien, Fleur, called down a meteor strike that killed Oscar's Parents.

    Elouise was sent to Erewhon to pick up Oscar as there was no trace of any members of his family having survived and he was a child needing assistance.

    The thing no one knew was Oscar's older siblings had been out at sea with their mermaid friends and knew nothing of the meteor strike until much later. When they got home they couldn't find any trace of Oscar but they did find their parents' graves which they picked up before leaving Erewhon to start a new life in a new world, Our Beach City.

    I managed to get a bit of video recorded of them preparing to leave Erewhon. It will appear eventually as part of the Oscar's Teen Years series of videos. I will add that story to this thread as it is all connected.

    I believe the maker of Our Beach City is @Rflong7. I had previously played in her Beach City world and for some reason thought this was another version of that world. I discovered it isn't.

    In preparation for the family's move to Our Beach City I thought I'd pack up their furniture from the Erewhon house and I'd build them a new place in Our Beach City. But they had so much stuff I decided to save the entire house to my library and placed it in the new world before demolishing everything above ground. Most of their living area was in the basement. That's the part I wanted to keep and I didn't want their Erewhon house (the part above ground) to be in the new world. I want it to look like they have a new house.

    When I finally got Our Beach City open I discovered it was totally unfamiliar to me. It was also totally empty. Devoid of almost all buildings. I think I found a few buildings, maybe 2 or 3. So I placed the Jacobsen family and their old house onto a large lot away from the town.

    The save for Oscar's Teen Years has at least 13 worlds plus the 3 World Adventures worlds and there are about 800 sims living in them. Most of those sims are sims I've made over the years.

    I know there are sims I've made but not included in these worlds and I needed sims to populate Our Beach City.

    I plan to eventually add this version of that world to the big save - otherwise known as My Big Game.

    I needed to find sims that are not in any of the worlds already in my Big Game. I particularly looked for sims I've not played before. I have quite a lot of them. I make a new sim and then I move on. I have hundreds of old save games as well and many of the new sims I've made over the years were never exported so they are still in the save in which they were made and maybe played for a while or not played at all. One day I might go looking for some of those sims. Probably not though.

    So I spent about 2 days scouring my hard drives looking for sims that were scattered around. I found a lot. I think I ended up adding about 100 to the new save. There are a few duplicates with sims in the Big Game, but not too many I hope. If I wasn't sure I left them out. But a couple of them I may have to change their name to make them into different sims. I already did that for one of them. Her name is Glory Flower and in the Big Game she is married to a werewolf and they have babies. I rarely play that world but I expect Oscar and his buddies will visit it eventually. So I named her copy in this world Minnie Flower. She's a fairy.

    Next thing I did was add all of the rabbit holes I felt I needed in the world. There are a lot of them. I avoided rabbit holes that are combinations. This is a big world and I didn't come close to using all of the available lots. I think I managed to get all of the rabbit holes I needed into the world. I still need to landscape their lots. That'll happen eventually.

    I also got as many venues for as many of the different lot types as I could find. I avoided some of the Late Night venues as I didn't want skyscrapers in the world and I didn't want to make myself any new venues that weren't skyscrapers just to have all venue types in the world. There are a few tall buildings. I added one of them, the others were already in the world but they are not near the town part of the world.

    I used the Gothic Library as my library.

    The world ended up being a mixture of old and futuristic builds. I included two rabbit holes from Into the Future. The Bot Arena and the Mercury Stellar Observatory. The Observatory is a very tall building but I put it way out of town near an airfield. I put the tiny military base rabbit hole there too. I noticed the Ford Focus Sky Diving Centre was already placed there. I had been planning to use it so that was good. It's designated as a gym but I added another gym in the main part of town. The Skydive Centre is no longer available from the store - it came with cars at one point. I don't use it as a gym as it's a rabbit hole. I have sent a sim there occasionally when they have a wish to get pumped otherwise I don't have much actual use for it.

    I used a few of the venues that came from the store and that includes the gym and art gallery and the greenhouse. Most of the rabbit holes I used were from the store too.

    I added a heap of sims to a few empty lots. Then I relented and placed some houses around town planning to let the game move them into houses. But then I moved them into houses without having too much regard to where each of them lived or if they even knew their new housemates. I added some extra empty houses. I noticed the game is moving them around.

    Here are a few pics on what I've done with the world so far. I did it all as fast as possible so I suspect it'll gradually gain more character as I continue to play in the world.

    There's a lot of screenshots so I'll add a spoiler. The first group are scenes around Our Beach City after I added rabbit holes and houses.
    This is the new above ground bit I built for the Jacobsen's new home with the ITF Observatory in the background.
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    I used Verde Park (the festival grounds from one of the worlds) instead of Performance Park. I used the version where it is just a park, not a festival grounds. Hoping it works the same way as Performance Park as it has a stage. It mightn't matter if I don't have any Showtime performers in the game.
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    When I picked up the Jacobsen family from Erewhon I wondered if I'd find a mermaid who had lived with them for a while before moving out. I unexpectedly found her when looking for something else. She had a puppy named Ollie. So I added them to the household before I moved them all to Our Beach City. This is little Ollie sleeping in his new bed in the Jacobsen house.
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    Olive is the teenaged older sister of Oscar. She's going to need to age up to Young Adult soon but I'll have to play them for a while first before I do that. I found she had an imaginary friend in her inventory. I found all of the Jacobsen's have imaginary friends in their inventory. I wonder if Oscar has one? Not sure about that. I'll have to check when I next load up his game. If I remember.

    This is Olive, she's the eldest of Oscar's two older sisters. She's in the front yard of their new home in Our Beach City.
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    And some more shots around town.
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    This is a sim I was glad to find. It's years since I've seen him and I have no idea what I named him. I added him to the world as a townie and came across him skating at the festival grounds. I used the Bridgeport Festival Grounds because I almost never play Bridgeport.
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    Here is Millie Flower - she was originally Glory Flower but Glory is already in a seldom played world in the Big Game.
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    Owen Jacobsen. He's Oscar's eldest brother and has their parents' grave stones in his inventory. He was in the military career but became unemployed during the move so I got him to join the military career again. He's starting at the bottom. Again.
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    Fleur Shukopoi is an evil alien in disguise. The rest of the household still have no idea that she is the one who called down the meteor that killed their parents and possibly their little brother, Oscar.
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    Just a shot of town.
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    Simone is almost engaged to Owen. I am still planning on something happening there. She is a mermaid and I sent her to investigate one of the many dive lots that came with the world. Unfortunately none of them came decorated. I've only decorated two of them so far. I overdid the décor of the first dive lot.
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    Here is Olwyn Jacobsen. She's a teen and is the youngest of Oscar's siblings. I found her imaginary friend, Wiggles, in her inventory and decided to get rid of it in my own unique way. I used Debug Enabler to force it to become live and now poor Olwyn has to find the potion to turn it real. Her logic skill is already at level 8 so it may not take her long to find that potion.
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    Simone finally made it to the dive lot. As you can see it needs some work. I'll get to it eventually. She needed to swim as she had the dried out moodlet.
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    While she was there Rose Flower turned up. I'm not sure if Rose is already in my Big Game. If she is I'll have to change her a bit.
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    Sukie went to the first dive lot I decorated. It's somewhat overdone. I might change it a bit at some point. Move things around and remove a few spawner.
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    Sukie will stay with the active household as she's a mermaid. I've discovered any mermaids I add as townies soon loose their mermaid status and become regular sims and I like her scale colour.

    Olwyn is now discovering potions. She wants to find a Ninja Vanish potion. I want her to find a potion to turn Wiggles real. She's at level 8 of logic and still has not discovered any potions.
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    Little Ollie woke up. Looks like he may have made a puddle but Olwyn couldn't clean it up.
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    Fleur Shukopoi and Owen Jacobsen in their home basement kitchen.
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    Now this is where things get a bit unusual. I was working on my video for Episode 34 of the 30 Grandchildren Badge Attempt. I wanted to verify what a Sim had wished for at the wishing well when they get surrounded by pink sparkels. So I decided to add a wishing well to a lot in town where everyone can use it. I put the Tree of Prosperity on the lot too so they pixies or the fireflies would visit the wishing well at night.

    I found an empty lot in the middle of town. I added the wishing well and ToP. Then I needed to add a few more things. I added a few trees. Many different varieties. Some of these trees I've never used before as I tend to stick to just a few. Then I added some spring riders and a sandpit and some community rubbish bins.

    I had decided I didn't want to add a huge wedding center to the world so I added a wedding arch in a corner then thought I'd place a few chairs and a buffet table (not sure how that'll work on a community lot) and some other décor around it to make it look special.

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    There was also a smallish fountain and the Twaillan statue and a fire pit as well. A few picnic tables and I thought that's it. Finished. Saved and realised we needed lights. I added some strings of coloured lights around the outside instead of using a fence and then scattered a few other outdoor lights around.

    It was time to find out what my sim had wished for to produce the colours I am seeing in my video. My sims often autonomously wish for things and I have no clue what they wish for. So I decided my victim would be my least favourite evil alien and told her to present herself at the wishing well in town. She did as she was told.

    Before Fleur arrived at the newly decorated lot Sandi O'Donnel turned up. She's another one I've rarely played and I'm not sure if she's in the Big Game already or not. Her hair is green.
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    Now, there are some things a sim can wish for that I won't use. But I wasn't thinking very hard about what each of those choices could do. So I wondered what colour she'd be surrounded with if she wished for love.

    Fleur approached the Wishing Well and she wanted to steal a coin and she succeeded. Made me wonder if evil sims always succeed at that.
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    I had been planning to get her to wish for Power and for Happiness to see what colours she got. So I saw she could wish for Love. I never let my sims wish for love at the wishing well. But I didn't think too hard and vaguely wondered what colour she'd be surrounded by. I was surprised she was holding a huge frog which she kissed and suddenly she had a elderly love interest.
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    She attempted wishing for wealth a few times and the fairies delivered her some simoleans each time.

    She wished for happiness and power several times and never had any of her wishes granted. I also decided she could perhaps get that evil child that comes out of the wishing well occasionally and got her to wish for a child a few times and never got one.

    Later on Oliver came to the lot and he wished for love, a child, power, and happiness. He didn't get a child. He got a frog which he kissed and he was rejected. It leapt back into the wishing well. When wishing for happiness he got surrounded by pink and later on gold lights. Wishing for power gave him green lights. So I think that answers my question. I was confused because I thought only pink was produced when they wished for happiness. I wondered about the gold. Don't remember seeing green before. Maybe the colours are random.

    Some of the sims on the lot were hungry so I told Fleur to light a fire and toast marshmallows. She was soon joined by others. In th is pic we see, from L to R Pam Gates, Fleur Shukopoi, Ruben Gould (Fleur's Romantic Interest from the Wishing Well), Oliver Jacobsen and Maurice Smith.
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    Maurice is a sim I made at some point. If he has high sculpting skill he'll be one of the sculptors I made a few years ago when I was trying to get a group of sims that can make all possible sculptures in ice that doesn't melt. I have a group of 4 that between them can do that now.

    Then I realised the lot type is "Sports Bar". I briefly thought of changing it to Small Park or something similar. Then thought - why not add a bar? Then once I added the bar it needed 4 walls and a roof. The roof wouldn't comply with my wishes so I added a fence up there. That fence came with Katy Perry Sweet Treats, as did the bar and bar stools used in this new Sports Bar.

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    I have a mod that lets me use any bar as a professional bar. I tried to use it. I needed to click onto the bar. No go. The bar is shut. It opens between 11 am and 3 am and the in game time was 3:30 am. I'll worry about that tomorrow.

    Happy Simming All.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,140 Member
    30 Grandchildren Badge Attempt Episode 34 is now available for you to watch on YouTube.



    This has a lot in it. It follows on from episode 33 and at the start of the episode the couple, Delores and Derek, are alighting from their roller coaster ride in The Bluewaters Fun Park. They go on to a few activities at the fun park that include a slow dance, a visit to the Love Inspector and the Wishing Well before there is a proposal. By the time their night of activities is over the sun has come up and they head off to The Carnival on the Water where they have another roller coaster rids, Daryl tries a keg stand and they use another Love Inspector. They play a few arcade games in the games room. At the end of the day, after dark, they go scuba diving where they meet up with Triton King. Next day is the final day of their vacation. Daryl goes off for a swim while Delores visits the Festival. Daryl goes scuba diving and meets another mermaid, Maya Ocean. They chat for a while before Daryl remembers Delores, and his desire to find her a special sea shell. So he says his goodbyes to Maya Ocean and heads for the beach. Maya Ocean heads for the same beach and Daryl is captivated by the beautiful mermaid. When he finally comes to his senses it's already dark and he rushes off to find Delores. On his way he spots a black unicorn and he is distracted. He decides to watch the unicorn for a while. In the meantime Delores is beside herself with worry about him. When he calls her she rushes to the Lucky Fishing spot to see this unicorn he's going on about. She decides there is no way that thing is going home with them. Then the trip is over. They return to Cake Island II. Their big wedding is the next day.

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    Daryl and Maya Ocean scuba diving

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    The bride and groom with the bride's parents

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    The wedding party with the bride's unmarried siblings

    The sim's voices are featured more in this video than in previous videos in the series. I hope you enjoy watching it.

    Happy Simming
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,140 Member
    edited August 31
    30 Grandchildren Episode 35 is now available for you to watch on YouTube.



    In this episode Demetria and Dave conduct their romance at home rather than going on vacation. They have their wedding near the end of the episode. The other main activity is the final three imaginary friends are made real. We have a look around Cake Island and visit the gym, pizza place and nectary that come with the world. As you can probably imagine, they are in Cake island so think Cake when imagining their architecture.

    In the end Coby and Sharonda, accompanied by the three new imaginary friends made real, head off to The Great Southern Land where Coby will meet and marry Clarice and Sharonda will meet and marry Stan and the imaginary friends will begin learning their skills and reading books that will prepare them for live on their own in Cake Island.

    We are getting close to the end of this.

    Happy Simming

    I hope you enjoy the video.

    EDIT:

    The final 3 imaginary friends made real

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    Lucy, Cameron and Bruce
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,140 Member
    I'm so excited. I have had my newest married couple return to Cake Island from The Great Southern Land. I settled them into their new homes and activate the main household - the place where they all grew up. My aim is to get it down to a 1 sim household. And it now has only 6 sims living in it. I'm putting the next video together now. Coby and Sharonda went to The Great Southern Land to meet their future spouses, Clarice and Stan. They got married on the same day - almost a double wedding. And then returned to Cake Island.

    Gerri will be the final sim in the main household when they start having the 30 babies who will be the 30 Grandchildren. All of her children will have married and moved out to their own homes.

    Currently only Gerri, Megan, Latoya, Joni, Constance and Kendall are left. Next episode Megan and Latoya will travel together to The Great Southern Land and they will meet their future spouses there. Lionel and Mark. I will send them home again fairly quickly too as the house in The Great Southern Land is a bit too overcrowded to successfully teach the untrained sims much. I think both Mark and Lionel will need to do more study before they will be able to get married.

    I got the two couples who were married in Episode 36 out of the GSL fast because of memory issues. The new Imaginary Friends who I left there barely started learning skills before I had Coby and Clarice; and Sharonda and Stan married and home again.

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    Clarice in her wedding outfit

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    Coby and Clarice getting married

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    Sharonda and Stan getting married

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    Sharonda and Stan cutting their cake

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    Coby and Clarice, and Sharonda and Stan dancing at their wedding
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,140 Member
    Hello All. I've been busy and stressed about life in general. But I did finally manage to get the next episode of the 30 Grandchildren Badge Attempt completed and loaded to YouTube. I hope you are able to watch it and enjoy it. Don't forget to give it a like if you do enjoy it and a comment on the actual video in YouTube will do wonders to assisting with the channel growing. But if you want to only comment here that's fine.

    Happy Simming.



    In this episode, Coby and Sharonda travel to The Great Southern Land to meet their future spouses, Clarise and Stan.

    In the previous episode the final three imaginary friends were made real. There are no more imaginary friends in Gerri's household to be made real. The end of this apparently never ending series is looming.

    The last of the imaginary friends to be made real.
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    Lucy, Cameron and Bruce - imaginary friends of Joni, Kendall and Constance

    The Final Five Imaginary Friends made real are now in the house in The Great Southern Land
    Clara, Rachael, Cameron, Bruce and Lucy
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    Lucy is evil, Bruce is a coward and Clara is unstable and currently insane too.

    I had a few issues with memory in this episode as I had 19 Sims in the household and the computer didn't like it. So I focused on the romance between the two couples and then they got married. They didn't go out and slowly get to know each other in multiple venues.

    Coby and Clarise are in the Dome and there is plenty going on there and it's interesting to see. Sharonda and Stan made do with a park. But both couples were very happy to find each other and all went smoothly. Until the wedding. I invited about 6 guests from town. All seemed to be going well until Coby and Clarise never got to the point of actually getting married. They just stood under the wedding arch and did lots of autonomous idle actions. Finally I got the message. I shut down without saving then relaunched and invited only 2 guests and it all went very smoothly after that.

    Coby and Clarise got married and cut the cake and there was dancing. This was interrupted by Sharonda and Stan going to the wedding arch and they got married too. This was followed by more cake and dancing.

    Clarise and Coby
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    Sharonda and Stan
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    We get to meet all members of the Great Southern Land household who will be left there when the two newly married couples leave for home in Cake Island II.

    The current occupants of the house in The Great Southern Land

    Mark, Lionel, Jack, Chris, Karen, Clara, Rachael, Cameron, Bruce, Lucy
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    Then we have a quick look at the houses the newly married couples will live in before returning to Gerri's house and we see Megan and Latoya leaving for their journey to The Great Southern Land where they will meet their future spouses Mark and Lionel.

    Their new homes in Cake Island II
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    The Rose Pink House - Coby and Clarise
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    The Lemon House - Sharonda and Stan
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    The end of the video is in the house in the Great Southern Land again.

    The game seems to run quite nicely with 16 Sims in the house so I'll be doing a lot of training of sims before the next episode will be ready. I'll record video of the sims visiting places around the world before the weddings. But there will be a lot of skilling and book reading going on behind the scenes before I post the next episode. I can't wait for this to end. So there will be another double wedding next episode and I'm thinking there will probably be a triple wedding in the following episode.

    Mark and Lionel - to be married next
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    Final Five Future Spouses
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    Karen will be the last to marry - I have set the rules that there will be no moving out or marrying anyone else. But I noticed, just as I was shutting down the game last night, that Karen had moodlets indicating she has had her first kiss and first romance, presumably during the weddings. Her romance is with one of the Imaginary Friends Made Real - Cameron. I hope nothing comes of it. She's meant for Kendall. And Cameron just happens to be Kendall's imaginary friend made real.

    The couples to get married to each other in the next episode.
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