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  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 19,074 Member
    The Perfect Genetics Challenge, Generation 1, Episode 19 is now on YouTube and ready to view



    In this episode the little family is concentrating on toddler training at home - James starts school and begins learning his childhood skills. Don is at home taking care of the children while Olivia leaves him to it and returns to work.

    Episode 20 will be up in a couple of hours.
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,132 Member
    @Karritz RE: Perfect Genetics Challenge, video 19. I'm glad that you reviewed the challenge rules and the couple's traits again. ...Interesting that most of the kids have Don's hair. ...Percy does look cheeky! So cute. ...Congrats to Cindy for becoming the heir. ...Sounds like the kids have a variety of traits. ...So Don's getting burned out with childcare duty. I don't blame him! ...The toddlers are so darling playing together in the playpen. ...Good job learning to talk, Percy. Don and he both look exhausted. ...Don works so hard! He's a dedicated househusband. ...Boy, those high winds with the rain! Quite a storm.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 19,074 Member
    @lanlyn thank you for your review of the video. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I don't think I could live in a place with the weather I find by default in my Sim games. Since finishing the video for Episode 20 I've gone into the Tempest mod and hopefully increased the minimum temperatures possible for Spring time and into Options to stop rain and hail. I hope that'll be enough for a more temperate climate for the rest of the videos.

    I also have expended their house a bit. After the end of the video I'm currently loading I realised I needed another bedroom to allow Owen to have somewhere to sleep. And I moved the parents bedroom too. You'll see the changes in video 21 which I haven't really recorded yet. I'll start work on Oscar's Childhood tomorrow. I downloaded a lighting mod to help with that and I've written down lots of fog emitter codes that I hope will be useful. I watched a few of the fog emitter videos made by @SimEve and found them very useful. I need to watch a few more of those videos to hopefully find some more codes as I'd like some chaos in the next episode.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 19,074 Member
    The Perfect Genetics Challenge, Generation 1, Episode 20 is now available on YouTube.

    NOTE: This is the second episode posted today. Just in case you accidentally missed Episode 19.



    Owen ages up to child. The household enjoys their new play area with Spring Riders, tree house, basket ball hoop and more.

    By the end of this episode there are three children and three toddlers in the household.

    Olivia is working hard at her career but needs to do more to make her boss happy with her.

    Don would like to be working towards his lifetime wish but is still bound to the house with toddler duties so soon after the birth of Percy.

    Enjoy.

    Happy Simming
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,132 Member
    edited November 2
    @Karritz RE: Perfect Genetics, video 20. ...I didn't realize that toddlers could get their hidden Charisma skill up so high in the playpen. Depends on how many friends they have? ...I hate all that rain and bad weather that came with Seasons even though I like other aspects of the expansion. I have Winter, Fall, and Spring set to only 3 days each. I wish I could keep Spring and Fall longer, but even those seasons have bad weather. My Summers are 21 days. And I have rain turned off, but keep hail on, which gives me a little rainy-type weather, but it's not constant like rain is. ...Percy is making a lot of progress in his skills. ...Fun basketball scenes. ...Nice playground. Several things to do. ...Yikes! The sim struck by lightening and catching on fire. ...Cool scene with the ghost haunting the ghost gnome! ...Cute tag game. ...Happy Birthday, Owen! Nice traits. I like that combo. ...Fun seeing Owen on the bumblebee rider.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 19,074 Member
    @lanlyn I used NRAAS Tempest mod and eventually managed to change the temperature range for Spring so snow can't happen. I also went into game options and turned off rain and hail. I want some sunny days in this challenge.



    The Perfect Genetics Challenge Generation 1 Episode 21 is now up on YouTube



    The main events this episode include Cindy ages up to child, Petal completes her toddler training, the house gets some extra rooms, pets join the household and the three boys and Don go on a festival egg hunt at the Spring Festival. I finally seem to get the weather under control.
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,132 Member
    @Karritz RE: Perfect Genetics Challenge, video 21. ...Great playground! ...I hate all the snow in spring and fall! So annoying. I probably should look at using Tempest. ...Good plan to convert the bedroom into a neutral area for all the walk-throughs. ...Fun alien abduction scene! ...My homes tend to become multi-storied too rather than spreading out. And I almost always put parking out of the way in basement areas. ...Good grief, Olivia and Gary weren't getting along at all that night! ...Fun egg hunting at the festival. Neat horseshoe area. ...Happy Birthday, Cindy! Her future as heir seems to be at least partially mapped out already--destined to receive the Dislikes Children trait. Ha! I like her short hairstyle. ...Cute little white dog. Pets in Sims 3 are fun. Realistic too. ...Love the unicorn game machine. I don't think I have that one.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 19,074 Member
    lanlyn wrote: »
    @Karritz RE: Perfect Genetics Challenge, video 21. ...Great playground! ...I hate all the snow in spring and fall! So annoying. I probably should look at using Tempest. ...Good plan to convert the bedroom into a neutral area for all the walk-throughs. ...Fun alien abduction scene! ...My homes tend to become multi-storied too rather than spreading out. And I almost always put parking out of the way in basement areas. ...Good grief, Olivia and Gary weren't getting along at all that night! ...Fun egg hunting at the festival. Neat horseshoe area. ...Happy Birthday, Cindy! Her future as heir seems to be at least partially mapped out already--destined to receive the Dislikes Children trait. Ha! I like her short hairstyle. ...Cute little white dog. Pets in Sims 3 are fun. Realistic too. ...Love the unicorn game machine. I don't think I have that one.

    Thank you @lanlyn. I'm glad you were able to watch the video and give feedback.

    I'm thinking I might put the playground area indoors eventually. That'll mean covering it up but not if it continues to work while it is outdoors. I think turning off the rain, which I've now done, might be sufficient. They've run out of money for now so it can't happen just yet. Fortunately for the garden I was able to do all the upgrades so far done to the house. I want to do this without using money cheats.

    I'm finishing off Episode 21 at the moment. Then I'll get back to Oscar at the boarding school with Eric and the others. I'll still need to do some strategic moving of sims for a while as the boarding school has far too many sims in it. But that's another story.

    The unicorn game machine was one of the Sim Point bundle mystery rewards. I don't use it often but it is fun to have. I thought with this household it would be a perfect opportunity to add it to the fun.
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,132 Member
    @Karritz Do you have to use MOO to get playground equipment into the basement? I've never tried it before.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 19,074 Member
    lanlyn wrote: »
    @Karritz Do you have to use MOO to get playground equipment into the basement? I've never tried it before.

    I have no idea. I was just planning to build a big roof over the top of it all if the rain didn't stop and the rain seems to have stopped - for now at least. I did turn it off in Options but that doesn't seem to mean it will stay off. Usually it does though so I can continue to hope.

    The only thing I remember having to use MOO for to place indoors is the bee hive. And planting into the floor without the mats but I always use the mats now when planting.
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,132 Member
    @Karritz I tried to put spring riders indoors a few times and the game wouldn't let me, not without MOO anyway. They'll go on porches and decks though if I remember correctly. I haven't tried to place any other playground stuff indoors. But that's a good idea to just put a roof over things.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 19,074 Member
    lanlyn wrote: »
    @Karritz I tried to put spring riders indoors a few times and the game wouldn't let me, not without MOO anyway. They'll go on porches and decks though if I remember correctly. I haven't tried to place any other playground stuff indoors. But that's a good idea to just put a roof over things.

    I'll probably have to add a floor too or they'll get the unfinished room moodlet. It may never happen though. If I do it I'll have to make it two levels or more high so things don't poke through the floor/roof from below. I'm just finishing up the next episode now. Will load it tonight or tomorrow.
  • KarritzKarritz Posts: 19,074 Member
    Perfect Genetics Generation 1 Episode 22 is now on YouTube



    The children all go fishing together.

    In this episode one toddler ages up - but we'll need to wait for the next episode to see them post CAS visit.

    Some mysterious sim casts a naughty spell on on of the parents.

    Explore the new layout of the house a little further.

    Enjoy and Happy Simming
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,132 Member
    @Karritz RE: Perfect Genetics, video 22. ...Cute scenes with Petal in the garden, especially with her flower trail. ...Nice fishing spot. Fun scenes with all the kids fishing. ...The family has a great home. Lots of cool paintings. Big nursery and roomy bedrooms for the kids. ...I agree about trying to do a romance with an inactive sim. They always seem to run off or not be available at all. LOL ...Love the little ginger cat. ...That crazy love spell! It can be dangerous to relationships. Good thing you saw that Olivia had been hit by the spell and could guide her over to Don. ...The ghost showing up for the party! Too funny. ...Happy Birthday, Petal! Eco-Friendly is a perfect trait for a plantsim. ...Sims choose strange places to eat sometimes. ...Nice ending to the video with Percy riding on the spring rider.
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