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Past vs Present Screenshots Thread

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SimmingalSimmingal Posts: 3,757 Member
So today I stumbled upon a mysterious memory device
which holds few ts3 screenshots I didn't even know existed :lol:
and needless to say I used to play the game rather differently...
or at least the aesthetics have changed :lol:

So I thought hmm I can't be only one with weird screenshots from past
and it'd be fun to compare those to our current games :lol:

so yes share oldest sims screenshot(s) of any game you can find!
and a new screenshot(s) of choice for comparison ;)
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  • permanentrosepermanentrose Posts: 2,450 Member
    A few screenshots from my TS3 game from probably around 2012...very poor graphics, but some lovely animations <3 These are the only 5 screenshots I have saved from my days playing that version - I dug them up from my tumblr.
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    And my TS4 game, quite a visual difference.
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  • SimmingalSimmingal Posts: 3,757 Member
    edited March 26
    My own discovery:

    turns out... architecture was really thriving for me in ts3
    I mean look at these fabulous open concept living spaces I created
    such nice look with all the glass and such
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    (oh dear and i just noticed i was logged in on messenger... dude.)
    the landscaping is just so on point I can't even create such beauty anymore
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    and wow its all in one floor! achievement!
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    but obviously these houses wouldn't be perfect without fun sims living in them
    like these 2 sporty anime villains
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    they really loved their 2 cute horses
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    and I couldn't forget the slightly emo couple with opposite color hairs,making out on gothy bed... such a classic
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    their house also.. was rather classic
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    I absolutely love the match of arm chairs and couch it just speaks to me on spiritual level
    and yes they lived with another couple which you can see there as well,
    because why have separate houses when yall can cohabit you know
    but i don't really have screens of them cause obviously they were not as cool

    there was very cool mysterious ghost lady though who is actually very cute
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    I assume she lived in maxis made house though cause there was no way i knew what columns were back then

    now lets speed to present day which is somewhat less exciting I guess
    but to compare building styles I suppose I have abandoned the open floor plans
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    they just didn't really work for me
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    and my landscaping is slightly less exciting
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    there is also more than one floor
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    but it could still very well house a nice emo couple I think
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    ...well if we had those animations for bed anyway
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    (don't know where the dude keep spawning those rings from though will need to fix that)
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  • haneulhaneul Posts: 833 Member
    edited March 26
    I dug around a bit and I could only find a few screenshots from my Sims 3 days, but apparently I was better? at taking screenshots then. :D
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    I was doing something similar in Sims 4 recently, but apparently I need to put forth a bit more effort.
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  • haneulhaneul Posts: 833 Member
    @Simminggal Your style in Sims 3 was fun! But that Sims 4 build is extremely well done. <3 I'm impressed.
  • SimmingalSimmingal Posts: 3,757 Member
    haneul wrote: »
    I was doing something similar in Sims 4 recently, but apparently I need to put forth a bit more effort.

    haha aww

    I think its because ts3 we had all them cute little stage props that actually fit on the stage and didn't take 3 floors to add so screenshot looks bit more lively

    *looks at get famous green screens grumpily*

    really miss some of that showtime fun
  • OnverserOnverser Posts: 2,652 Member
    edited March 26
    Couldn't find any old screenshots but I found my sims 3 exchange profile with my sims from 2013

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    I remember this sim was called Moon and I played with her from child to teen, this was October 30th 2013 and clearly I had a thing for galaxy print.
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    I would say my gameplay has changed over time, but this is a sim I made in October 2013 and a screenshot from 2 weeks ago.
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  • auroraael14auroraael14 Posts: 887 Member
    edited March 26
    I only have screenshots of this family. And only like 7 screenshots total. I still play the sims 3 off and on but I guess I don't take too many pictures.
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    and my generation family from the sims 4.
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    Check out my gallery for house builds! Username: aejp24
  • CAPTAIN_NXR7CAPTAIN_NXR7 Posts: 2,895 Member
    I play both games differently...

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  • permanentrosepermanentrose Posts: 2,450 Member
    @auroraael14 and @CAPTAIN_NXR7 It always amazes me when TS3 looks that good!


    I never had a good system to support the graphics of TS3. I have the 64 bit and metal version downloaded on my mac, and I have popped in to play it on occasion recently, though the graphics are so poor that it just ends up depressing me. I did try to recreate of my favorite TS4 families for TS3 though, and it was a fun experiment, and the create a style feature definitely helped me capture things better than I thought I'd be able to.

    The Keyes Family - TS3
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    The Keyes Family - TS4
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  • Kita5399Kita5399 Posts: 1,924 Member
    Great idea OP, I love to look back on old pictures!
    I have always enjoyed taking photos of my Sims weddings, so here are a few of mine.
    (poor quality) TS2
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  • GoldmoldarGoldmoldar Posts: 11,504 Member
    edited March 26
    For me it goes beyond the graphics, it is the gameplay, Sims 2 and Sims 3 gameplay for me was more superior than Sims 4. I f I was to talk about an Sims game in the later years it would not be Sims 4 but thanks for sharing the memories and thank goodness I can still play in those memories.
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  • texxx78texxx78 Posts: 4,978 Member
    edited April 3
    I only have screenshots of this family. And only like 7 screenshots total. I still play the sims 3 off and on but I guess I don't take too many pictures.
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    and my generation family from the sims 4.
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    Where do you get this poses? I want to pose my family over generations but without mods i can only pose 3 sims at once... @auroraael14
  • auroraael14auroraael14 Posts: 887 Member
    @texxx78 I don't remember where I downloaded most of my poses. I usually find them browsing sims sites. This is a site I use
    https://love4sims4.tumblr.com/poses


    Check out my gallery for house builds! Username: aejp24
  • texxx78texxx78 Posts: 4,978 Member
    @texxx78 I don't remember where I downloaded most of my poses. I usually find them browsing sims sites. This is a site I use
    https://love4sims4.tumblr.com/poses


    Thank you :)
  • elanorbretonelanorbreton Posts: 13,178 Member
    I just have a few old screenies from TS2 that I kept:

    A Bit Peckish:
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    And more:
    Mournful moo:
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    The 7 Toddler Challenge:
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    Having his cake:
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    Spoilt for choice:
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    Partners in Crime:
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  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 18,530 Member
    edited April 5
    I think this is Erik Cantrell in Sims2: Singing wasn't allowed back then so he ran for mayor.
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    This is him in Sims3, no question:
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    Performing before a Sell-Out Crowd:
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    Today:
    Erik's beginnings.
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    His sister in Sims2 This is Starfleet Academy that I created thanks to the system we had back then.
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    Sims3:
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    Sims4
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  • EnkiSchmidtEnkiSchmidt Posts: 3,684 Member
    2009 (Sims 3):
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    I remember my fisherman sim didn't catch this fish, but pulled it out if a toilet during a skill opportunity. And now he dreams of making it into a sandwich.

    Two weeks or so ago Natasha fished an eel out of Desiderata Lake and Chloe cheered her (Sims 2):
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    Again 2009, again Sims 3:
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    I was so stoked about bicycles that I pictured Hans' first ride on one, not caring to catch a nice background.

    And these I took earlier today in Sims 4: Gavin and his adopted toddlers.

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    Again, I was too excited to let the night pass ingame to catch them in better lighting.

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    Looking back my Sims 3 was mod free and I had only two mods for Sims 2 (Easy Bed and Shop at home clothing rack). In contrast the recent screenshots all have mods and/or cc, because my games are full of them now.
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  • Mstybl95Mstybl95 Posts: 5,558 Member
    edited April 6
    Well I just went on like a 2 hour journey through thousands of photos I saved since TS2! I'm sorry I'm about to drop so many pictures here, but I just went all warm and fuzzy with nostalgia that I'm in a good mood.

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    My hood
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    This...I miss this
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    I wish we had more interactions like this in TS4
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    TS3

    My world
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    I freakin miss the heck out of this crib!
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    When my sim broke up with his university townie girlfriend and she was like...meh
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    Squatter sim
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    When I learned sims can dance on counters!
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    My favorite dog of all the series, MILO!
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    When spit hits the fan
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    The one and only mod I created for TS3 was a sparring mat
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    I made a bus stop and randomly saw someone sitting at it
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    I used to take this family to the arcade every sunday
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    TS4

    Can't show my world, but here is my neighborhoods
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    I always loved how big the pile of dishes can get
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    The club system is my favorite thing in the whole game
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    I remember this bug...I had some jesus sims
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    Found a way for toddlers to eat at the table without a highchair
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    My tiny houses from before there was a tiny pack
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    When I found out sims can talk over fences I was like...waaaaaaaahhhh?
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    When my venues used to be crowded
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    Rejected by a townie
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    My lame summer camp where kids sat around all day talking
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    I love this
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    This just happened randomly, but she told him she was pregnant and then he started arguing with her
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    Going through these pics, the grim reaper makes so many more appearances in TS4
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    Not ready for this
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    Crowded venues, how I miss you!
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    Grim decided to play with my baby and the baby had the proper mood
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    One of my favorite features
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  • Mstybl95Mstybl95 Posts: 5,558 Member
    edited April 6
    texxx78 wrote: »
    I only have screenshots of this family. And only like 7 screenshots total. I still play the sims 3 off and on but I guess I don't take too many pictures.
    Xlg5LK0.jpg
    EG8S0jJ.jpg
    j4GOJ0x.jpg
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    and my generation family from the sims 4.
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    Where do you get this poses? I want to pose my family over generations but without mods i can only pose 3 sims at once... @auroraael14

    You can pose more with some creativity. I made a tutorial a while ago. Let me see if I can find it.

    https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/835080/the-photo-studio-object-update/p1
    Post edited by Mstybl95 on
  • EA_LeelooEA_Leeloo Posts: 2,020 EA Staff (retired)
    Hey there!
    FYI: I moved this thread to the Sims Franchise section. :)
  • fruitsbasket101fruitsbasket101 Posts: 1,475 Member
    I wish I had kept some screenshots from my past games. But I don't take very many and my sims game has made the jump from no less than one console(ps2), one desktop computer and two laptops over the course of the years so screenshots have been lost. Add that to the fact that once I delete a save file I delete any screenshots I took of that save so not many to show. It is nice to look back at all of yours though. So nostalgic. :)
    Have a super fantastic awesome splendid amazing day! -TheQxxn
  • SimmingalSimmingal Posts: 3,757 Member
    I wish I had kept some screenshots from my past games. But I don't take very many and my sims game has made the jump from no less than one console(ps2), one desktop computer and two laptops over the course of the years so screenshots have been lost. Add that to the fact that once I delete a save file I delete any screenshots I took of that save so not many to show. It is nice to look back at all of yours though. So nostalgic. :)

    aw yeah thats actually why i was sort of shocked i even had any ts3 screenshots left :lol: wish i had some of ts2 or 1 screens but they sadly did not survive years of computer changing
  • Queen_ZelyndaQueen_Zelynda Posts: 16 Member
    edited April 11
    Oho! This whole concept is perfect for me, since I've been playing the franchise since 2000 and love screenshotting everything. First, I will show you a low-res picture that nevertheless, is very special to me:

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    This, is the very first Sims franchise picture I ever saw--a representation of my own house, made by my brother in Sims 1 basegame in 2000, and sent to me, slowly and laboriously, over AIM. XD Sim-Me is even in the picture (she's the one by the fridge).
    And here's a little collage I made to celebrate my time with the series:

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    I used specifically a picture of a "family eating together" for each one, to sort of having a tying-together theme.
    Sims 1--Sailor Pluto and Storm from the X-Men eat dinner at the table while Lara Croft eats standing up.
    Sims 2--The Browns, aka my Apocalypse Challenge family, _mostly_ eat dinner together (with a lot of CC, lol).
    Sims 3--Willow from "Don't Starve" and Wilson, as well as randos from her graveyard keeper job, celebrate her birthday in the rain.
    Sims 4. Maria from "Princess Maker" (the first one) smustles on down while Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way has a snack.

    All of these are also from my own gameplay; I take so many screenshots it'd be silly not to use my own. : P

    There's also an earlier version:

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    From top to bottom: Daria and Helen Morgendorffer argue with the Goths while Billy and Anastasia from the newer "Battlestar Galactica" (which I USED to like...) have a discussion.
    Second picture: Don Lothario's alien teenager, Don's wife Kaylynn Langerak, and their toddler daughter (the alien boy's little half-sister) who looks nothing like either of them.
    Third picture: My first Sim I ever made in Sims 3, and since she was making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, the original screenshot is literally called "peanutbutterjellytime" in my screenshots folder. I have absolutely no shame. XD

    I could go on for a while but since this is so long already, I'll just end it off with this:

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    My first-ever retail establishment of the franchise--a goth/magical-themed coffeehouse with accomodations for pets as well. :)
  • TrowiciaTrowicia Posts: 2,020 Member
    edited April 11
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    One thing for sure is that in the 10ish years he's almost never missed a photo opportunity, whether it's a fan or during the Starlight Accolades. :grimace:

    Edit: Oof I managed to dig further in my Sims pic spam folder and found earlier pics of him during university (TS2). :joy:
    // take me back to 2018.
  • simgirl1010simgirl1010 Posts: 21,496 Member
    I don't have any pics to compare but this was one of my favorite families in Sims 2.

    Crystal, Ruby, Raven, and Sable.

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    Do more of what makes you happy. 🌞
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