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  • Isn't that exactly what I described? I can't see where you did something different? Anyway, I'm glad you managed to restore your saved game!
  • @ElsieSimming So all of that happens even before you try to load a saved game? In that case, it can't be a problem with the save so we have to look at the game itself or the way the game interacts with your updated system. First let's see if you can use the game disc at all. Insert the disc, don't start the game but open…
  • @mishapocalypse That sometimes happens when the game is not properly / really closed, most often when you try to restart after a previous crash. Try the "Windows-remedy": restart your Mac to make sure there's no ghost of the crashed game swerving around somewhere. If that doesn't help, I'm afraid I wouldn't know how to…
  • @zkettell: I fully understand the need to battle trolling, spambots and the like. And, alas, banning is only done after (some of) the damage is done. Better to try and keep the nasties out up front. Or at least make it somewhat more difficult for those bots and their ilk. My comment was more about the new system losing…
  • @Tremayne4260: Nice pictures! Funny to see Greg doing the same I did with painting Mauw. And that's an interesting cat rug in your kitchen(?). Made me all the more want to DL your house. So I tried to DL your house and got as far as your Studio page. However, your upload (end May) only shows a white square as icon;…
  • Also @Tremayne4260 : I'm still interested in the house you build for your selfSim!
  • @Tremayne4260 If you want to DL Kitty's house, make sure to pick the latest one (october '15, just over 100 DL's). That's the one she completely renovated, is shown above and that had the non-working/showing photographs and paintings removed -- thus being slightly smaller then the previous one. I'm afraid a lot of people…
  • To save you a bit of time: download the super-patch to 1.67 (official EA stuff, stickied at the front of the Mac Forum page). Now install only the base game and straight away patch it with that patch; don't DL any other patch. Next, as you intended, install all EP' and SP's in order of their date of release (mixing EP and…
  • If you have enough space on your Hard Drive, you can have the best of both worlds by installing a Windows partition on your Mac via BootCamp. Bootcamp itself is free (from Apple), for Windows you'll have to pay MicroSoft. That way you'll be able to use your Mac for all your daily business and just switch to Windows for…
  • AKA: Hurray for 'smart' programs that substitute 'smart' quotes whenever you foolishly (according to the all knowing program(mers) that is) use straight ones... :s
  • I always renamed my store items (at least put EA_ before the name to sort those away from any third party CC) with no problems resulting. So I'd say it's safe, at least in my experience. Edit to add: The sims3packs in your Downloads folder are only used to install from. They are not the installed items themselves. That's…
  • Just to make sure: start the Launcher, select the Downloads tab (at left, second below the big triangle-in-circle-Go-button) and then the All tab (at the right part of the screen, below the word Downloads - the first tab, the one with the infinite symbol on it). Find the two worlds in the list below that. Are they still…
  • Hidden Springs and Monte Vista are 'just' worlds i.e. objects like any piece of furniture or suchlike you bought from the store. They're not an EP or SP. So actually, you've no problem there. The game should only run with the most recent EP or SP disk inserted, in your case: Island paradise. You should install the worlds…
  • Stella pointed at the answer to your question: export the height map, change it in a graphics program, then re-import into CAW. Here's a basic description of how to do the graphics part. A height map is a grayscale image. Different grays mean different heights. So, using something like PhotoShop's curves on such an image…
  • El Capitan is the latest version of Mac OsX.
  • One way to mitigate this is to make sure the water at the borders is deep enough, so lower the terrain at the edge. If you can't make it any deeper there, try to make the water less transparant (more 'murky').
  • And as the new 1.69 update forces even the old installations of the game to go through Origins, it is a sure way to make Edit In Game henceforth unusable. That's an important part of the uproar.
  • @RHGandSLK4ever: There are three reasons I can think of why it wouldn't work. 1) Your Sims 3 BaseGame disk is too recent (i.e. 2012 or later) -- from that time on EA forced everyone to use both Origin and the Launcher, no way around it as far as I know. 2) Your Sims 3 BaseGame is installed from an Origin download. Same…
  • No cheat needed, just put enough gems in the more expensive showcase (Carters Display Case) and 'transmogrify' the contents. This is done in game (Life Mode). The result depends on gem type, gem cut etcetera. You can also mix things up to get a whole bunch of surprises! Apart from gems, you can play with metals, artefacts…
  • Just uploaded the (hopefully) final, fully renovated, version of the house. I pulled yesterday's upload, because it proved that just as the custom paintings the in-game-photo's didn't come through either. So this time I removed both and thus got a smaller DL to boot: 3.4Mb versus the earlier 4Mb. However, 28 people already…
  • When ITF came out, I thought it might be a nice idea to create my first Bot and name him for what his brain essentially is: a Central Processing Unit. So turning internet parlance upside down I decided substituting you for U etcetera. It wasn’t until well over a Sim-day in game — Yeah, I’m that dense :/ — I realised the…
  • I promised some pictures of the paintings of Mauw Kitty did to decorate the house. I've got three for your appreciation. ;) Two Custom Paintings, Portraits of Mauw, made by Kitty, displayed here in the kitchen: A small Custom Painting of Mauw scratching the Cat Condo made by Kitty, done by the 'Remember this scene'…
  • Apart from painting, Kitty trained as a martial artist in the local gym. Some previous pictures showed her meditating: and even levitating just outside Boot Camp Gym and the Library: Here she's trying to kill some wood; the building makes for some very photogenic perspectives: iWorld - Boot Camp Gym, Kitty goes for Timber…
  • Earlier, Kitty took two photos of Mauw and put them on the wall. As these were kept in the DL, I decided to try something similar with painting him. Some turned out decent enough; however, 'custom' paintings do not make it into the DL. That was a bit of a downer, as Kitty spent an unreasonable amount of time making them in…
  • Well, after a bit of a rough time for both me and mine, I finally can get down to gaming again. And what better place to start than iWorld? So here, firstly, as promised to @BluebellFlora: a look at the left side of the front of the house to show what should be there instead of the life savers and the strange little train…
  • No, you're not 'plum' or something. :) Dragons do live in your Sim's inventory. They get out for a while to talk to you, hop around, harvest your produce or set someone on fire and what not, but they never get to be a 'real' Sim-person like the SimBot. You can share them between the members of your family though.…
  • My very first Sim ever (back in the original The Sims) was a single female, so I called her Simone Simalone (as in Sim-1 Sim Alone). I made that kind of a tradition by doing the same for The Sims 2 and The Sims 3. In that last one I think I succeeded in giving her a more or less Italianate look that went nicely with the…
  • The game only keeps one previous version of a save, so if you are hit by an Error 12 or suchlike and try to save again -- even if you only retry once! -- your last and only functional .backup is overwritten and you'll end up with exactly two, unusable, corrupt files both ending in .bad; and no way to recover. So, as…
  • @thissucks : Please note that the wonderful people like @BluebellFlora and @tamalinn are in no way related to EA. They're 'just' very experienced, knowledgeable and extremely helpful players who go way beyond what most others would consider 'normal'. So, please!, please!, don't shoot the messenger (especially if that…
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