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  • JoAnne65JoAnne65 Posts: 21,284 Member
    edited December 2018
    Thanks both for the mod information, I’ll look into it this afternoon when I get home from work!

    That’s nice she’s a genie! Would you believe I played a family once, a genie and a human, who got 5 kids and they all were humans :disappointed: Ended up turning the last one into a genie through CAS, ugh. I love the genie/IF combination.
    lanlyn wrote: »
    @Mikezumi Yes, Carlson's hair came from his IF mother. The ensorcel power is interesting. One thing I learned though is that the ensorceled sim might not be able to go back to their former life after the spell wears off. Make sure they don't have minors or pets dependent on them. Not clear on this, but I do remember that with my first genie I had to fix a broken home after ensorceling a single mother. :s
    When you use the ensorcel power it’s the sims that live on their own you have to be careful with. I never close the game before I’m certain they returned to their original home. If they haven’t and you didn’t close yet, you can still find them in the relationship panel (invite them over). Then you can add hem to your household and move them back into their house that way.

    Must say, apart from this problem (really annoying because it can make sims disappear, but as long as it’s sims that share households with others I’ve never had the issue), I’ve always found the genies to be heavenly bugless.

  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,260 Member
    @JoAnne65 Thanks for that info. I don't want sims to vanish even in Monte Vista where I am not attached to anyone other than my household. Sims that vanish, in my mind, can cause corruption although I could be wrong.
    I was very happy when I saw that Josie was a genie and can't wait until she is a child and can start using her powers. I imagine the floating animations would be very cute on kids too :)
  • JoAnne65JoAnne65 Posts: 21,284 Member
    I could be wrong but I don’t think kids (and maybe even teens) do the floating..... They can do all the tricks though.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,260 Member
    Jason rolled a wish to fish before 6am :)
    Jason got Josie up and ready for the day :)
    Josh was the only one to roll a stroller wish.
    I sent Jason and Josh to a small fishing spot because Jason has a wish to catch every type of fish locked in. Both Jason and Josh had wishes to teach Josie how to walk.
    Josie got off to a slow start ;)
    Ian rolled a wish to learn the logic skill. Because the boys were so busy with school and work when I first started the save, they never had the opportunity before.
    I checked on Josh and Josie was getting the hang of walking :)
    Because Ian and Paul also had fishing wishes locked in, I had them join the others :)
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,260 Member
    I sent the boys home when the spawners had been fished out and let them do what they wanted. When I saw Jason massaging Josh I quickly zoomed in for "the lip" :D
    Ian and Paul had been playing catch when Paul rolled a wish to take a photo with a friend :)
    Josh took advantage of Jason taking care of Josie's needs to start a workout :D
    Paul and Ian watched the stars after dinner :)
    I saw Josie toddling down the hallway.
    She fell down :(
    Josh and Jason just left her there to cry while they went out to watch the stars :(
  • JoAnne65JoAnne65 Posts: 21,284 Member
    "The lip", LOL. Yes, real charming.

    Josie's a cutie, even when she's crying. And good for her, learning she's not the center of the world and her dads not her servants haha.
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,156 Member
    edited December 2018
    @Mikezumi Josie is a cute little toddler. Love the pics of her with her fathers. The stroller walks and the training. ...LOL at the townies without makeovers. My inactives don't get makeovers usually unless the sight of them finally overwhelms me! ...Fun shots of Josie on the spring rider. Love those animations.

    ...I like your blonde hair shades. ...Pretty fishing park. ...Josie learning to walk. Darling screenshots! And now she's walking on her own. Poor thing fell and was left on her own. I guess her dads use the tough love approach!

    @JoAnne65 I have another male genie paired with a human. They have two sons, but neither are genies. They did inherit their genie father's hidden fire traits though. One is a Pyromaniac; the other is Immune to Fire.
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  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,260 Member
    @JoAnne65 "The lip" ruins many an otherwise romantic moment :# Still, quirks and all, I love this game :)
    Thanks :) I always feel sorry for the toddlers when they cry and usually have my sims snuggle them but the boys were already on their way out the door so I figured she would survive ;)

    @lanlyn Thanks for the lovely comments :) In my usual generational saves I tend to all sims on their birthdays but that is because I feel connected to them because I was the one who populated the town with sims I like. I plan on moving the family at some point, probably to a self-populated town. I will also shorten the lifespan (currently on Epic) so that I can see what the family looks like after a few generations.

  • JoAnne65JoAnne65 Posts: 21,284 Member
    Often just ordering them to go do something (read a book, play) does the trick. Unless they’re hungry of course.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,260 Member
    @JoAnne65 I have done that before but, once a toddler has learned the main skills, I let them roam free. Unfortunately this means they are often left crying while the parents go off to do something romantic :D
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,260 Member
    Jason got Josie up and ready for the day. I'm glad I took a pic because, although I hadn't decided yet, it was her last morning as toddler :)
    Josh's waking wish was to attack Josie with the claw :D
    Jason was the only one with a stroller wish. He took Josie for a stroll as the boys were running for the school bus.
    I checked on Jason and found them across the street on a path that the stroller couldn't be used on :# so I sent them home.
    It was when they got home that I decided that Josie had been a toddler long enough. She had the main toddler skills and I want a new baby!
    I bought a cake and set it up in the hallway outside the kitchen.
    I think her choice of outfit is a little warm for Monte Vista ;)
    I had thought she was a Josh clone but when I took her into CAS and saw her eyes were pointed outwards I realized she had inherited Jason's eyes :)
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,260 Member
    Probably because of where I had put the cake, they chose to eat outside.
    Josie's very first wish was to magically clean the house! :D
    Her second wish was to learn the painting skill :)
    Because the boys were playing catch, I decided Jason could make better use of the time and sent him to the Coffeehouse to deliver produce for an opportunity.
    He is now able to grow eggs and cheese :) Josie finished her painting as Jason finished planting and came out for a chat :) Josh is in the background trying to complete a wish to catch 5 different fish.
    Jason rolled a wish to buy a treehouse while they were chatting. Josie immediately rolled a wish to play in it and Josh rolled a wish to woohoo in it :D Kids first! :p
    Josie and the boys got to know each other better :)
    Josie conjured her first meal, Dim Sum, which is her favourite :)
    There were several wishes to learn the recipe but the boys have a way to go before they can make dim sum.
    Josh got his wish :D
    Josie is a virtuoso and autonomously played the guitar. I was hoping she would play the violin I left in her inventory but I am all about free will.
    Josh had to detour on his way to bed :D
  • JoAnne65JoAnne65 Posts: 21,284 Member
    edited December 2018
    I also use the playing and reading to make them develop other skills than the walking and talking, in fact those are more useful than the main skills..? Because I never noticed a difference other than that you can’t get to choose their traits. Plus I hate the crying toddler thing :D

    So she has Jason’s eyes, now I’m curious how she will turn out. You never peek in CAS, turning them into a YA for a sec :grimace: ? Do you use a mod for that chocolate cake to work as a birthday cake by the way? Because I believe that doesn’t work in my game...

    That treehouse is popular B) They will use that violin autonomously by the way, don’t worry, at the strangest moments :D


    And sibling on the way I bet!
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,156 Member
    edited December 2018
    @Mikezumi Happy Birthday to Josie! That's cool that she inherited Jason's eyes, skin tone, and genie powers. She's a good mix of both fathers. ...She wants to Genie clean? Giving her old man some competition, hey? :D ...Jason's gardening skills must be pretty high by now. ...A new tree house. Great gift for the whole family. ;) ...Painting and playing the guitar. A Virtuoso. And is Josie Artistic too? Or was the painting wish just because the easel was there? ...Oh! It looks like another baby is on the way!

    @JoAnne65 Great pic of the violin-playing fireman. "Nero fiddled while Rome burned?" :#
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,260 Member
    @JoAnne65 Thank you :) The peg box and xylophone were already mastered when I let her do what she wanted. I know she could have read books as well but I cheat the read books once I age them up with MC :D I do let them read if I allow them to be toddlers longer, but I really can't stand how dependent they are. I know some people like challenge in their games but, for me, the game is all about genetics.
    Kids in my other saves used the violin autonomously so I do know that but I was surprised she walked clear across the house to the guitar when she already had a violin in her inventory. Fun pic of the firefighter playing :) I hope there were no fires to be put out! :p
    I did look at her in CAS when she was a toddler but I somehow missed Jason's eyes. It was probably because of how prominent her nose and mouth were :D

    @lanlyn Thank you :) I am glad she is not a clone! I rarely get them these days so I was kind of surprised when I thought she was.
    I believe Jason is just shy of level 9 in gardening. Josh is probably level 7.
    Josie is a Disciplined Virtuoso. My kids seem to roll wishes to learn the painting skill even if they aren't artistic. I believe she got Friendly on her child birthday.
    I am hoping for a boy this time :)

  • JoAnne65JoAnne65 Posts: 21,284 Member
    edited December 2018
    lanlyn wrote: »
    @JoAnne65 Great pic of the violin-playing fireman. "Nero fiddled while Rome burned?" :#
    LOOOL, yeah, something like that hahaha :D

    @Mikezumi Yes, I keep them toddlers for only 6 days, which isn’t much either. They can also learn those skills by reading books when they are kids by the way. I don’t mind them being so dependent, but it would have been nice if they’d been able to climb stairs and take their own food once they are able to walk. Alas...

    We share the love for genetics! I so recognize paying attention to the shape of their eyes or mouth to see what parent they will look like. And the mixtures are the best. It’s hard sometimes to determine whose eyes they have when it’s from an opposite gender parent. Did she turn out good looking? Because you feared Jason didn’t have very suitable daughter features genetics wise?

    And yes, this was in the middle of a fire, which is why the guy is freaking out :D She just stopped doing her work (probably waiting for my instructions) and thought it was a good idea to calm the man down with some music in the meantime I guess lol.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,260 Member
    @JoAnne65 I didn't know they could read toddler books as children! Thanks for that :) Stairs is a real problem! Mind you, if I had stairs I would probably not have wanted my son to use them as a toddler! :D

    Opposite gender features can be very different! I think Josie will grow up quite striking but not a classic beauty. Of course, none of my females are because of what I like in my male sims. It's often the soft faced, pretty boys, that make nice females ;)
  • JoAnne65JoAnne65 Posts: 21,284 Member
    edited December 2018
    Sorry for the misunderstanding, they can’t read toddler books (only when they read it to a toddler, which is super cute). They have their own set of books, but I thought they can learn from reading some of those as well... (in doubt now lol).

    My real life toddlers could climb stairs before they could walk :s (not a good idea that was...)

    And yes, my females also tend to look a bit ‘masculine’ (or rather ‘angular’) because of how I like their fathers to look :)
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,260 Member
    My boy climbed everything as a toddler. We were moving to America when he was 20 months old but I had started having boxes of packed things around the house months before that. I would have to keep an eye on him as he would climb on top of the boxes. He never fell, fortunately, but I did watch him like a hawk! :D

    I use female only sliders now so that noses and jaws on females aren't as small in translation but it does make them look more masculine than they did in the past but at least better proportioned.
  • lanlynlanlyn Posts: 4,156 Member
    @JoAnne65 Oops, the fireman is a woman! I couldn't tell with all the gear on. :D I should have said fire fighter. ;)
  • JoAnne65JoAnne65 Posts: 21,284 Member
    edited December 2018
    @lanlyn LOL, yeah, I can imagine :D (the haircut doesn't help; when off duty she has long hair ;))
    @Mikezumi Ugh, yes, indeed, the noses are a problem. All my females have very thin ones because of this. And square chins/jawlines. I must add I don't really dislike that fortunately.
  • MikezumiMikezumi Posts: 44,260 Member
    Today was the first day of simming for me because of a heatwave. My laptop gets quite warm while playing and I don't like to push it by playing when the temperature is much over 30C and it was well over that for 2 days. One day got as high as 39C. I made use of my time by having a Supernatural marathon and, based on that, I took Jensen back into CAS just now and gave him heavier eyelids and did a little work on his mouth. He still doesn't capture what makes Jensen, Jensen but I do like the heavier eyelids :)
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