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  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    This is Part 2 of the 30 Grandchildren badge. It's quite short. 13 minutes 28 seconds according to YouTube.

    You see the basement I built under the house they live in. I didn't want to destroy the look of their house as it's such a pretty building.

    They have basic living quarters in the basement with 8 bunk beds and I set up some easels and a few other skill objects for their use until they age up to teens. I'll be aging them up as soon as each one gets on the honor roll.

    Same thing when they become teens.

    There are no set skills they have to learn as teens so I'll just keep them learning stuff and as soon as they get onto the honor roll I'll age them up to YA and they can start having the grandchildren.

    Here's the link to the video of Part 2 of my attempt to get this elusive badge.

    In the video you will see the basement and some of the ground floor living area plus a makeover of Gerri, their mother, who is a 2009 Base Game sim. I thought she needed a little makeover and you get to see her getting it if you'd like to watch.

    Happy Simming
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    I got the 30 Grandchildren Attempt Part 3 video loaded to YouTube.

    Here's the link.

    The children are playing together and going to school as well as fishing.

    They won't all be children for much longer. They'll age up to Teens as soon as each one gets an A in school.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    The Perfect Genetics Challenge - Generation 1 - Episode 12 is now available to be viewed on YouTube

    The baby arrives. Ages up to toddler and life goes on for our little family in Moonlight Falls.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    The McFluff Story - Generation 1 Episode 1 is now on YouTube

    In this episode we meet the Green(e)s. They are housemates and live in a beach house in Dark Harbor, a medium sized world made by @Rflong7 .

    We also meet the Wilsons who are another family living in Dark Harbor.

  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    I loaded Episode 13 of the Perfect Genetics Challenge and it is now available for viewing. I think I tried to cram a bit too much into the beginning. Hopefully, you'll enjoy it. It runs for 13 minutes.

    In this episode you'll see toddler training and the third baby is born. They also do some gardening and there are more ghosts visiting. The house has expanded slightly too as they have a quickly growing family.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    The Isla Paradiso Bunch Episode 62 is now on YouTube and ready to view.

    In this episode Craig completes a series of nectar making adventures at the nectary, Meryl solves a problem with a ghost in a secret garden (another adventure chain) and Meryl helps a sim who needs a date. Then they all leave France and in the next episode they will arrive in China.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    I'm currently working on Episode 8 of Oscar and Louise. In Episode 8 Louise is a Young Adult and she moves to Hidden Springs where she intends to make a new life for herself. She meets Oscar and we see them together in the one episode for the first time. But, although I've recorded to video for this I still need to put it all together. What I have done is a very short outtake of Louise as a teen fishing at the wishing well in her Riverview home. The fun part of it is she is accompanied by the Pixies.

    I've had it ready for a while and decided to load it because it has to go before I do another one of the Oscar and Louise short Outtakes videos.

    In this video Louise catches a few fish but mostly it's about the pixies.

    If you'd like to watch a really short video this is the link. No narration - just the sound of the pixies at the wishing well.

    Happy Simming
  • kateoverendkateoverend Posts: 7,985 Member
    Hello there Karritz! (^‿^)/ *ᗯᗩᐯᕮᔕ*
    It is lovely to see simmers still enjoying TS3. I also still play it, buy I confess I am fast becoming obsessed with TS4 now! (^▽^) ᒪOᒪ At first I was resistant because of the closed world but there are so many pros to counteract this one con. I am still learning the ins and outs of TS4 build tools, but I am getting better and am having so much fun experimenting with the new style of building. Sadly my Son Gage no longer plays - I have lost him to this Fortnite craze! (^▽^) ᒪOᒪ I am working on persuading him to try TS4 and create some lots for me.. He was the talented one of the two of us (^‿^)
    Keep posting TS3 pics and videos as I love to see how fellow simmers play their game (/^‿^)/ ❤\(^‿^\) *ᒪOᐯᕮ, ᕼᑌGᔕ ᗩᑎᗪ ᗷᒪᕮᔕᔕIᑎGᔕ*
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    Hello @kateoverend Kate - it's great to see you again after such a long time away. I hope you are enjoying my videos. I'm having fun learning about YouTube through my Sims 3 videos. I don't play Sims 4 much. I have it on my laptop but not on my new PC. I only have the Base Game.

    It's really cold at my place tonight so I'm just popping in to quickly post the link to my latest video.

    I'll be doing a lot of singing practice for the rest of this week as I'm singing in a concert on Sunday and have an audition for a play on Saturday - all of it requires me to learn songs. I sort of know them by now but still have a lot of work to do.

    Happy Simming

    Episode 8 of The Story of Oscar and Louise is now on YouTube.

    In this episode the three girls graduate and Louise leaves Riverview to live in Hidden Springs.

    We see Louise meeting the locals in Hidden Springs, including a rather interesting witch who lives with a lot of cats.

    After trying Online Dating she joins the music career.

    At the end of the video she visits the festival and bumps into Oscar who just happens to be in the music career too.

  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    The attempt at getting the 30 Grandchildren badge (part 4) is now on YouTube.

    Some of the children age up to teen. They all go to school and a few play tag in the rain.

    Happy Simming
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    Today I finalised Episode 14 of the Perfect Genetics Challenge Generation 1.

    It is now on YouTube.

    The toddlers are working on their toddler skills and reading skill books.

    It's Winter and the world is covered in snow.

    Olivia is trying to make a Forbidden Fruit seed as she has a wish to grow a Forbidden Fruit.

    When Olivia becomes pregnant she eats a lot of watermelon - after having 3 baby boys in a row she'd really like to have a girl next.

    Don is gardening and taking care of toddlers.

    Ghosts continue to visit the household and Olivia manages to pick a fight with one of them. Then she builds a snowman and makes a snow angel and an igloo.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    Episode 10 of Caroline and Friends is now on YouTube

    Caroline rescues sims from drowning, she gets a badge for running a 0 star resort for 7 days, goes diving in her retro diving suit and has a party on her houseboat as well as working on her mixology skill.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member

    Here's the link to the Mermaids of Cake Island Episode 4 video.

    We see the Mermaids and their friends and clones at home and going for a swim and dive in the ocean.
  • kateoverendkateoverend Posts: 7,985 Member
    @Karritz Cool video! d(^‿^)b *Tᕼᑌᗰᗷᔕ ᑌᑭ* I added the Triton King to my mermaid family. I enjoy playing as him. I like the Maxis created characters.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    @Karritz Cool video! d(^‿^)b *Tᕼᑌᗰᗷᔕ ᑌᑭ* I added the Triton King to my mermaid family. I enjoy playing as him. I like the Maxis created characters.

    Thank you Kate. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    In the next video (I think) I'll show them with their original scale colours as I eventually found an old game with them in it and they had their correct scale colours and I was able to get the colour numbers for their scales and then edit the versions in this game and fix them so they all are now as they were originally meant to be.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    I have now got Episode 2 of Generation 1 of the McFluff Story on YouTube.

    Here is the link to The McFluff Story, Generation 1, Episode 2

    Gerry and Iris don't have much time getting to know each other in this video as they are both kept busy doing different things. Their jobs are not compatible with them spending time together - that's a problem I might have to find a solution for at some stage if it isn't going to take forever for them to become friends, let alone get engaged. And the do have to get engaged to each other before I send them to Hidden Springs where they'll move in with Old Gertie and get married in the Indoor Outdoor Wedding Venue which is in Hidden Springs and waiting for a wedding.

    Remember the huge house with the greenhouse roof that I placed in Dark Harbor? Well they throw a party and Iris is invited so we get to have a look around inside it in this video. Plus we meet all six of the sims living in that house.

    Happy Simming
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    I have now loaded the second episode of Oscar's childhood. This one is a little longer than the first one and we meet his entire family plus we see them go fishing in a nearby pond.

    Happy Simming
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    The Isla Paradiso Bunch Episode 63 is not on YouTube

    This episode is only 8 minutes. They arrive in China from France. Muriel delivers some nectar while Craig and Meryl go fishing. Muriel practices martial arts at the Academy before they all go home to Isla Paradiso and Diana performs a magic show at the coffee house.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    Episode 64 of the Isla Paradiso Bunch is now on YouTube

    This episode begins in Isla Paradiso where we get to see all members of the household. Then most of the young adults travel to Egypt where they stay in their own Egyptian home. Diana and Judy have pomegranates to deliver and Muriel goes off to explore Abu Simbel. She gets a start on the tomb but we run out of time to see her complete it. The video runs for just under 30 minutes.

    There have been some changes to the way I do these videos - I'm still on a long learning curve and I think some progress has been achieved in the way this video has been done. I hope you enjoy it.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    Episode 65 of The Isla Paradiso Bunch is now on YouTube and available to be viewed. It runs for 31 minutes but I needed all of that time to get Muriel through the rest of the tomb. If it's too long for you and you do want to watch it maybe you could break it up into 10 minute (or some other) intervals.

    This is the link

    At the end of the video Muriel completes the Tomb Collection for Egypt.

    Muriel is the only sim from the Isla Paradiso Bunch household that we see in this video as she is kept busy completing all of the puzzles in the tomb.


    Happy Simming
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    The Perfect Genetics Challenge - Generation 1 - Episode 15 is now available to watch on YouTube

    Olivia and Don finally have a daughter. The boys continue to work on their toddler skills. Olivia plants a forbidden fruit seed.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    This is the link to the video with the process and numbers for the scale colours of all four of the Isla Paradiso mermaids. It also shows how to fix them using Master Controller and the mirror.

  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member

    Episode 16 of Generation 1 of the Perfect Genetics Challenge is now available on YouTube

    Here are a few pictures of the family so far

    Olivia - the founder


    Olivia has pale blue skin and multi coloured hair and pink/purple eyes

    Don - Olivia's spouse


    Don has pale olive green skin and hair - to introduce a bit of fun in the colouring of their babies

    Olivia and Don dancing at their wedding - Don wasn't controlled by me until after he was married to Olivia


    Basic rules of the challenge

    The founder has to have unusual hair and eye colour
    The founder and all heirs must have the Dislikes Children trait
    The founder and all heirs must have babies until they have one that has inherited their founder or heir parent's hair and eye colour (in this challenge it is pinkish purple. Olivia's hair has other colours as well she has blue roots and pale yellow tips)
    The challenge must run for 10 generations - this challenge is up to generation 1 and our founder is still the sim having the babies trying to find an heir

    So far Olivia and Don have had four babies together. The first 3 are boys and none of them have Olivia's hair and eye colour.


    Gary has inherited his father's green skin and has multi coloured hair but it is predominantly greenish.


    James has his mother's blue skin but has dark hair and eyes


    Owen has his father's green skin and multi coloured hair with quite a lot of pink in it but it is a different pink from his mother's hair

    In Episode 15 they had their first girl and she does have Olivia's hair and eye colour and she is the heir.


    Cindy has her mother's hair and eye colour but has her father's green skin. However, she only has to inherit the hair and eye colour from her mother so she is the heir.

    During Episode 15 Olivia had planted a forbidden fruit seed. She picks a baby plant sim girl in Episode 16.


    Petal has now joined the family in Episode 16

    I have saved Petal, as a toddler, to my library and placed her in to the mermaid household from the Cake Island Mermaids so we will see lots more of Petal. In the Perfect Genetics challenge she is just a sibling to the first heir and I probably won't have time to do much with her. But in Cake Island Mermaids she lives in the mermaid household and I've added all plant sims I've ever had in any game to Cake Island. They are in their own households. There are boys and girls and their ages range from toddler to teen. I plan to play more with Plant Sims in that game and hope to have a few plant sim marriages with other plant sims because I haven't played with plant sims other than as babies or toddlers mostly. I've never had one that is older than teen.

    Happy Simming
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    I loaded Part 5 of the 30 Grandchildren Badge attempt to YouTube. It is quite short, almost 7 minutes. Here's the link.

    Megan ages up and becomes a handy sim who fixes broken stuff and upgrades things around the house before school.

    Javon achieves his lifetime wish.

    Most of the teens decide it's great fun to rake leaves.

    Gerry discovers how to make some potions at the chemistry table.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 21,284 Member
    Part 3 of Oscar's Childhood is now on YouTube.

    As promised, Simone features prominently in this video.


    And we get to know more about other members of their happy household.
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