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What happened in your sims 3 game today?


  • jonny522jonny522 Posts: 179 Member
    @GraceyManor Story Progression in larger games can cause quite a bit of lagging and reduction in frames. Even with me setting it to snail, SP still causes some problems at specific times, but I've learnt to live with it, as it's not excessive in its frequency and the results are positive.
  • GraceyManorGraceyManor Posts: 18,060 Member
    I will try to set it to snail and see if that works a little bit.I can’t play without sp so I will have to deal with it
  • PalmArrowPalmArrow Posts: 3,932 Member
    Dawn in Glendonnach. Stuart and Tamsin get a little flirty after waking up.



    A familiar shape glides through the middle of the loch.


    Stuart and Tamsin both autonomously went outside to play with the pets.



    After Tamsin left for work, Stuart taught Thomas the potty skill.

  • GraceyManorGraceyManor Posts: 18,060 Member
    edited November 2019
    "Catarina.....Catarina réveiller!(Catarina wake up).


    "What do you want?" Catarina responded, rubbing her eyes wearily." Her mother looked back at her; shaking her head
    in disgust."Ce que je veux? Fais-moi donner de la force." She responded in her native language."Mamae, stop throwing
    french at me.English." "Catarina, when you go gonna wake up and stop laying around all day.Your sister is here.She made
    us breakfast.Get up, clean this room and come eat."

    "Oh, the princess finally wakes up and joins the living?" Deanna said coldly."Stuff it Deanna, I'm not in the mood."
    "Now that's a shock.Not in the mood for what? Not getting a job? Laying around mooching off our poor mother."
    "arrêter les filles le! Le petit déjeuner est terminé."(Girls stop it! Breakfast is over). Their mother yelled."All you two do is
    fight and I want it to stop."

    "Catarina, your sister means no harm.We just want you to better yourself.Ever since your break up, you been loafing around.
    Its not healthy." "Oh! Take her side like you always do.Let me save you the aggrevation and leave." Catalina stormed out of the house.

    "Back on the streets again....I guess I'll head to the shop." Catarina worked in a small pet shop on the outskirts of town.The owners
    had taken her in the last time she was homeless.

    "Catarina, you're here early...." "I'm bunking here a few days...or month..." "Oh no! You can't sleep in the shop Catarina! This is a place of business.Not a hotel." "I'll leave in the morning." "You better.Now get to work, you silly girl."


    Catarina worked the hours away, taking care of the small animals.
    Trying to figure out what she was gonna do for shelter tonight.

    Question: How do I make a clickable signature banner as I wanna put my blog in my signature.
    Edit: Figured it out.
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  • GraceyManorGraceyManor Posts: 18,060 Member

    Wow! This photo is beautiful! The mountains are so pretty
    and the meteor adds a bit of drama to it! I love it.

  • king_of_simcity7king_of_simcity7 Posts: 24,960 Member
    Part 12A

    The next day at college Shelly told some of her group about the previous night and they were concerned. During the break she got a text from Gareth apologising to her but she chose to ignore it.

    'I think that you need to keep away from Gareth,' said Stacy 'I wouldn't text him back,'
    'I always thought that he was alright,' said Shelly 'but I now he seems to be just like the others,'



    As she did not reply to Gareth he eventually gave in and rang her during the afternoon break. He knew that she would be on her break so he decided to chance it but she did not pick up so he tried again a couple of times and then texted her asking her to contact him. He would soon end up sending her a few texts and would ring her a few more times throughout the day. It was now becoming apparent that he was becoming obsessed with her.


  • cocococo Posts: 2,692 Member
    edited November 2019
    @Turjan Are badgers the same as skunks? We don't have either in Australia. I completely understand, I think I need to cut down on cc in my game too. I have a lot of old merged cc that I need to take a look at from way back in the early years. There are probably a thousand hairstyles for women out there and it would be very overwhelming unless you have been downloading for years like me. Just make sure that you are labeling things correctly. That has been my biggest issue right now, I have to open each old package in S3PE to try and get an idea of what it is.
    @meerkattime I know this part of the fight well. The mummy is just about the jump on Allie's back :lol:
    That's one crazy meteor strike! That's unlucky that two townies perished. At least your sims were safe though. Next time something breaks I'd like to see Jared fix it and Odessa complaining haha. The one way to get to Connor's heart is through books :smile:
    @Silverofdreams30 No thankfully I'm far away from the fires. They are on the east coast of Australia while I am on the central southern coast. But I am flying to Sydney tomorrow to see a Kpop concert so hopefully everything will be okay.
    Looks like Pamela has fallen asleep watching tv. The toddler is so cute. Goodwin is such a handsome sim :love:
    @PalmArrow I use the same patterns in my game and they are amazing. The koala was very adorable. My guess is that he's living in a small gully off my street :smile:
    I love the way that Tamsin is looking at Stuart. It's so clever how you put the loch ness monster in the water.
    @Steamvarius Take all the time you need. Have fun with TS4 :smile:
    @GraceyManor Everything in that bedroom is patterned to the extreme lol. Seems like Catarina is really doing it tough at the moment. At least her mother seems kind and understanding. She's lucky that the pet shop owners are nice. She better sort herself out soon or she will have nowhere to go. By the way have you heard of the movie Last Christmas that is out now? Your story title reminded me of it. I'd really like to see it :smile:
    @king_of_simcity7 Gareth is getting a bit creepy trying to contact Shelly. He will probably try meeting up with her on campus next :frowning:
  • GraceyManorGraceyManor Posts: 18,060 Member
    I have.I actually went and saw it last week with my fiance.It was a beautiful movie.I laughed, I cried, I was shocked
    and everything in between.
  • cocococo Posts: 2,692 Member
    @GraceyManor Ahh I'm glad to hear it was good. I hope to watch it soon :smile:
  • imdragonitimdragonit Posts: 1,006 Member
    Hi everyone :) * waves * got over my snit at origin updates & put my beloved sims back on my computer :D Hope everyone is well
    Misery loves company ( Misery&Rawl Troll ) & where else would they live but underground
  • Emily4331Emily4331 Posts: 10,389 Member
    @GraceyManor Reading Chapter 1 of your story and wanted to give some feedback on the French usage and general writing. Because that's my idea of a good time and I feel like it. :lol: But, ya know, if you don't want constructive feedback, feel free to ignore this spoiler tag:
    "Fais-moi donner de la force," I assume is the mother trying to say, "Give me (the) strength." Fais-moi means "give me" donner means "give" so it is redundant and says, "Give me give the strength," or donner in this case could be, "make," which would be, "make me give strength." To just say, "Give me (the) strength," in French, "Donne-moi de la force," would be a good literary way to say it. :smile: Though, "Fais-moi de la force," also works.

    When another person starts speaking, it's best to put what they say on a new line if you aren't going to put "so-and-so said" after. Ex.

    Instead of this, which makes it look like Deanna is talking to herself.

    "Oh, the princess finally wakes up and joins the living?" Deanna said coldly. "Stuff it Deanna, I'm not in the mood."

    You could write it this way:

    "Oh, the princess finally wakes up and joins the living?" Deanna said, coldly.

    "Stuff it, Deanna. I'm not in the mood."

    Alternatively, you could just add on who said it.

    "Oh, the princess finally wakes up and joins the living?" Deanna said, coldly. "Stuff it, Deanna. I'm not in the mood," Catarina retorted.

    "Arrêt les filles!" would be a better way to say, "Stop, girls!"

    "Petit déj est fini!" would be a better way to say, "Breakfast is over!" It's important to remember that colloquialisms exist in all languages. It's pretty unlikely that a mother in such a situation wouldn't use every day speech. It'd be the difference between someone saying, "Girls! You'd better knock it off!" vs "Ladies, you had best cease this nonsensical behavior at once!" Okay, okay that is an exaggeration, but you get the point. Everyone in every language is very chill when speaking normally.
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  • king_of_simcity7king_of_simcity7 Posts: 24,960 Member
    @coco i have a few things planned for the story!
  • emorrillemorrill Posts: 6,760 Member
    You guys!! :smiley:

    It's finally winter in my Christmas Story and now I can start "shooting" all those fun, Christmasy scenes! :mrgreen:

    I cannot get enough of this Better Snow mod! :love: I absolutely LOVE IT! I have to show y'all!

    First here's a sneak peek pic of the cottage all festively dressed up! <3



    The snow looks much more real to me. And this is not even the deep stuff! :)

    Here's a better pic of the frost on the windows (compared to my last one). <3 It looks so glassy icy and just...pretty!


    Now for the real prettiness of the mod! ;)

    You know how after some snowfalls you can distinctly see many different snowflakes on the surface of the snow just shining in their perfect form because the light is hitting them just right? Well the modder seemed to add that beautiful detail in because LOOK! <3



    Seriously I am in heaven right now! :grin: This mod makes winter all the more gorgeous in this game!

    A parting picture here:


    I'll take some more pics when the sun comes out later and share. :blush:

    I can't even begin to express my excitement to debut my Christmas Story with y'all! :mrgreen: It has been such a joy writing it and taking all the pictures for it. I've gotten all the pictures taken for Chapter's 1-7 and now all I have left is 8 and 9 to do. Ch 8 features many different scenes so I'll be jumping around all over the place with that one (and here I was thinking LONG Ch 7 would be the most time consuming one for photos... :neutral: ) Anyway!

    Stay tuned my friends. Dec 2nd! :star:
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  • Silverofdreams30Silverofdreams30 Posts: 5,518 Member

    Haha, yeah she does not seem to like the action channel very much, I
    tried different channels to see reactions lol.

    Oh, wow I'm glad I have not had a meteor strike in my game now big
    fire there.


    Nice start on your new story.


    Stuart and Tasmin are a cute couple,
    their dog is adorable.


    I am glad you are not close to those fires.
    Who are you seeing at the K pop concert? I am not much into K pop myself
    but I know some groups from Soompi.


    Cool looking sims.


    Those are beautiful shots,
    the cottage looks so cute.
  • Silverofdreams30Silverofdreams30 Posts: 5,518 Member

    Here is an update from yesterday

    There is a few images so adding a spoiler.


    Uh oh must have eaten something bad, I added a new pattern to her top.


    Stephen enjoys the chin-ups



    I joked he despise them lol.



    He much prefers taking a bath.


    Starry nights.



    These two got lovey-dovey


    She made a painting of Stephen


    * Lol*


    Notice something here @coco hehe


    He was happy.


    Breakfast together.

    All for now.

  • bekkasanbekkasan Posts: 8,962 Member

    @Silverofdreams30 Lovely new home for Pamela and Stephen. Wow...they gave that bed a workout!
    Looks like they are settling in together nicely.
    The little toddler is adorable.
    I'm excited! She's gotta be preggers!
    lol at poor Stephen! What a face. :grin:
    I've got to get my guys to take more baths!
    She must have been imagining Stephen in his elder stage! :open_mouth:
    Yay! Preggers!!

    @GraceyManor The sneaky peek looks so pretty.
    I play on snail speed too and it seems to work better for my puter. Plus, I change all the story speeds as well as I don't want updates too frequent. I could disallow the stories, but, I'm nosy and want to know what the townies are up to!
    Nice start to the story. Looks like family drama for sure!
    Cute pet store.

    @coco How adorable seeing the Koala in the tree. That is so cool!

    @PalmArrow How sweet they woke up romantic.
    Love the lochness monster!

    @meerkattime Oh my! What a dramatic event. I've still never had one in game.
    Great pics of it. Bummer about the two deaths.
    I hope Conner is thinking of the exciting, electrifying kiss technique that he read about in the book in his bubble, and is thinking about trying it on her!! :grin:

    @imdragonit Nice to see you back. Interesting couple you have there! :flushed:

    @emorrill The snow pictures are lovely. The detail from that mod certainly adds something extra to the pictures. I miss having seasons in my game mod or no mod. :( I love the house all decorated with the lights and Christmas deco. Beautiful.

    I've been working on the Fairy Realm in the evening when I've had time. Mostly I've renovated to my style and needs some of the houses and venues I've downloaded over the years. This is the castle. Kinda hard to tell with my graphics but those black specks in the sky were a beautiful flock of birds flying over the castle when I was taking the picture.
  • GraceyManorGraceyManor Posts: 18,060 Member
    Finally some stuff to feedback on.I like to wait until there's a good amount of posts.

    Aww Thanks! I love when Darren looks at Chelsea.
    Lol that room is pattererned to extreme.EA house not mine though.XD
    I had issues before like this and someone else did as well a long time ago.
    Not sure why though,But it seems to be fixed with all my mods INSTALLED lol.

    Just want to say love your username and your avatar, I loved that show!
    Nice way to move on after being beaten up.
    Ed is a really handsome looking young man.

    Which other ones are fully decorated? The ones I place are always lightly furnished.
    Hope she had a good time at the prom.

    Red sky in the morning...sailor take warning.
    That red sky looks ominous, but I love it!
    I managed to recolor some EA game items that I didn't notice before.
    I don't know if having my CAS filled with CC in the past just hid them.But
    I found a few that I like that I didn't know I had.However, a lot of the EA patterns
    don't look well and I end up sticking with the same 3 patterns over and over LOL

    Pamela is so pretty!
    writing letters hasn't worked in my game for a long time.
    I had to install a mod to fix it.

    Ever since you posted that snow mod, I had to have it.
    Glad you shared that.
    Lovely sneaky peak photos! so excited for your story.
    I actually started to reread your story from last year as
    I loved that one to.

  • Silverofdreams30Silverofdreams30 Posts: 5,518 Member


    Thank you, these two would get pregnant
    quite quickly since they cant be two minutes without kissing lol.
    *LOL* Yeah they indeed gave that bed a work out haha that made me laugh.
    Lovely house in your photo.


    Oh, too bad that wont work for you I
    think its a cute gesture hehe.

  • emorrillemorrill Posts: 6,760 Member
    A little bit of comments here...

    @king_of_simcity7 I promise to get caught up on your story thread soon! I can't wait to see how some of these relationships play out. ;)

    @meerkattime Thank you sweetie. <3
    I just feel tempted to add a warm blanket on one of those chairs by the fire pit and start roasting marshmallows ;).
    ^Did you just describe a scene that might be in the story? :no_mouth:
    Your signature pic. <3
    Oh yeah I meant to say that you caught some epic pics of that meteor shower impact! They are not my favorite thing in the game at all...I have many unfortunate stories involving them. :cry:

    @Silverofdreams30 Thanks chica. <3 I'd love the cottage a lot more if it wasn't a bad routing mess. :( (Mostly it happens when they try to go down the stairs from upstairs. They just fall through the floor. :lol: ) And working around the walls to take pics is a struggle because the place is so small. Thankfully though, I don't have very many scenes that require the interior of the cottage. ;)
    Somebody's pregnant. :smirk:
    Oh my he really looks upset at the chin up bar! :flushed:
    ^I'd be glaring at it like that too. I've never been able to do chin ups to save my life, even when I was skinny in middle school...
    Ooooooh yes! :love:
    I'm so happy for them having a baby! :grin:

    @bekkasan Thanks lady. <3 I wish you could have Seasons back in your game too. {{{{Hug}}}}
    That castle! :astonished: I love it! <3 And the birds flying over it is a lovely added touch. :)
    Have fun dressing up the fairy realm. :blush:

    @GraceyManor Aww, you're so sweet to reread my Christmas story from last year. :blush: I actually read it again before starting my new one to get in the Christmas mood. ;) (And I had to fix some typos I didn't have time to fix last year. :flushed::lol: )
    Enjoy the snow mod! It's seriously my favorite CC in the whole game right now! :star:
    I enjoyed the first part of your story. :)
    So the title of your story reminds me of the song "Last Christmas" by Wham! The song gets in my head every time I see your pretty signature pic. ;) I dunno if you had that song in your mind when finding a title for your story, or used the story in the song as the base plot for your story, but if you haven't ever heard it, here it is. :mrgreen:
    An oldie, but a goodie. At least in my opinion. ;)

    That song was released in :open_mouth: One year before I was born. :p

    @imdragonit *Waves* :smiley: So nice to see you back on here. <3 Your Troll sims are awesome! :star:

    @PalmArrow Thanks for sharing the link to those lovely sweater patterns! 👍
    Enjoyed your recent story post and this picture...aww! <3

    To the rest of you I've enjoyed your posts as well and given out L&As. <3 You all rock and keeping this thread active and filled with life. :)

    Back to taking pics for my story. Happy Simming! :grin:
  • PalmArrowPalmArrow Posts: 3,932 Member
    @GraceyManor , Catarina's sister has some nerve to accuse her of loafing around and not having a job when she has a job at the pet shop! That's a very colourful house they live in.

    @meerkattime , I almost didn't install Ambitions because I was afraid of meteors. Now I've had it for four years and haven't seen a single meteor yet! Your picture of the falling meteor is beautiful.

    @imdragonit , your trolls are awesome!

    @bekkasan , that's a beautiful castle!

    @Silverofdreams30 , congratulations to Pamela and Stephen! :)

    @emorrill , the snow and frost look gorgeous, and the scenes from your save are so Christmassy! :)

    @king_of_simcity7 , I had missed what happened between Shelly and Gareth so I went to your story thread to catch up. She is right not to respond to him!

  • Silverofdreams30Silverofdreams30 Posts: 5,518 Member


    Thank you, lady. I am so tempted to post more today but I will save it for tomorrow.

    I laughed so much at that face he pulled lol, never seen any sim look at the
    Chin-ups like that before lol.


    Thank you

  • GraceyManorGraceyManor Posts: 18,060 Member
    edited November 2019
    I actually love that song and the movie based on the song.
    And I used both for my title.

    I know right? May not be the best job in town, but its better than nothing.XD
  • GraceyManorGraceyManor Posts: 18,060 Member
    edited November 2019
    Catarina woke up early the next morning, as promised she vacated the shop and wouldn't use it as a shelter.
    But now she had to find somewhere else to sleep.

    Her best friend Daffy worked at the local comic bookstore.Perhaps she could be of assistance? Catarina peered into the window; making
    sure the owner was no where to be seen.

    "Catarina, really? Again? You need to get your life straightened out." Catarina gave Daffy that "woe is me" look."Oh no.Don't give me that look Cat." Catarina battered her eyes."Fine, you can sleep here TONIGHT and TONIGHT ONLY.If My boss finds out, I'll be fired." "Thanks Daf, you're the best." "And don't you forget it."

    Few hours later...

    "Cat, a customer complained about you loafing around on the couch.My boss wants you to vacate the property.His words; not mine."
    "I understand.I'll leave." "I'm sorry.You should go home? Your family is there." "Forget it, I'm not going back there."

    Back out into the bitter cold she went.By noon, the rain was pouring down; she was exhausted, fatigued and hungry.
    But she managed to keep trucking on.

    She figured the park would be a place to go.There were a few homeless folk already there; nobody would
    pay attention to her there.She grabbed her self some cold fries.Her mother would kill her, and so would the doctor.
    "Pas sain! Pas sain du tout!(not healthy! not healthy at all!) they would shout at her."What mamae doesn't know, won't hurt."

    "Well, this is moderately unsatisfying." She tossed the container in the bin and decided to make camp.
    "This looks as good as any other spot."

    last photo won't work...still trying to fix it.


    She rolled out her sleeping bag and laid down.Another night in the cold bitter air.

    Note: Idk why the last photo isn't working.
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