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  • I originally posted in this space to report that I was having the same issue, and that the above fixes didn't work. But it seems - after a complete re-install from scratch and a good hour of trial-and-error with content and mods - that some of you …
  • Ok, first up, it's been a while since I've played TS3 due to other commitments, but I've got a little more time on my hands now and I figured it was time to revisit my old haunts. And having read the masses of posts in this thread since then, I can …
  • Bah, drat it all...I have been off the air for a while, have only just gotten back on, so I've only just seen this. My apologies to all involved, but Real Life has a nasty habit of cutting in on things. I realise this is probably over and done with…
  • Both of you should see this thread: http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/144435.page Mine loads in about 60 seconds. :D
  • (Quote) TS3 worlds are created in 'layers', which (for all intents and purposes) are simply a way of organising your world elements so they are easier for you to manage, and (from the game's perspective) easier to render. To create a new layer, ri…
  • Try this: in the program menu at the top ('File'|'View'|"About'), select 'View', then 'Layers', and make sure there is a checkmark next to 'Water'. The 'Layers' menu allows you to enable/disable the display of various (and I assume at this time…
  • (Quote) Confirmed - I have a ton of CC, and game-edit mode was reduced from a 10-minute load time to about 60 seconds after deleting the 'DDCache' folder. Thanks to Amoebius for this amazing (and incredibly time-saving) discovery. :D
  • First, in the 'Paint' tab, make sure that you have the 'Routing Opacity' slider set all the way to the left. Next, in the 'Sculpt' tab, make sure 'Show Unroutable Terrain' is not checked. Finally, in the 'Routing' tab, make sure 'Include Steepness…
  • Unfortunately, this is simply not possible. Packaged worlds such as Sunset Valley, Riverview, China, France, Egypt and (most likely) those uploaded on the Exchange are not able to be loaded in CAW (most likely due to internal compression). You'll j…
  • (Quote) CAW is surprisingly simple to use, certainly somewhat less difficult than many 3D modeling tools I have used in the past. Just make sure to download and read the Tutorial PDF for a general overview of how it works, it will save you some tim…
  • (Quote) As far as I can tell, making a beach lot is no different to making any other community lot. The steps I take are as follows: 1. Sculpt and paint your terrain to create the area on which you want to place your lot; 2. Use the 'Add A New Lo…
  • In Raine's case, the problem is the window on the wall beside where you're trying to place the stairs. Unfortunately, the stairs and that window cannot intersect, which is why your stairs refuse to go there. Remove the window and your stairs should …
  • Bipolar: A Sim with this trait suffers from extreme highs and lows; some days they will be Ecstatic, and other days thier mood will plummet to Miserable, for no apparent reason. Due to this, Bipolar Sims will have issues maintaining relationships,…
  • Don't worry, you are not alone in the Auto-Roof camp - I don't really know of anyone who doesn't have Auto-Roof off by default when building. :D As for roofs cutting into walls, always make sure you have paged-up to the top level of the floor you a…
  • (Quote) Go into Buy Mode and look in your Family Inventory - I've noticed that it turns up there sometimes. (Quote) This is most likely due to the fact that the game now has to save your current progress in the home town, then load the holiday loc…
  • I'm still fairly new to house design myself (having only uploaded one house because it is the only fully self-designed one I'm really happy with so far), so feel free to take my (hopefully constructive) criticism with a grain of salt. Having downloa…
  • Not sure about the food issue, so I can't help with that. Concerning the VR goggles, is there any chance the visiting Sim was a Kleptomaniac? If so, chances are they've swiped your goggles. :D
  • 1. To my knowledge, the color of the 'motion blur' is random; I know for a fact that it does not change with rank, but the concept of it being influenced by traits is intriguing. 2. I don't know about songs from other countries as yet, but one of t…
  • As far as I can tell, WA has made it impossible to save the progress of the game in just one file now, due to the fact that there are now 4 separate locations in which you have current progress (your home town, China, Egypt and France). This means t…
  • I agree with Beancurd on this. I am a hobbyist games developer, have been for over 20 years, and I can guarantee you this: there are millions of systems playing this one game, which in turn produce millions of varying runtime situations in which pro…
  • My sincere thanks to Igzigpuff for the tapestry, despite my not having a wishlist because I really cannot afford to gift people myself and therefore don't expect others to gift me. If anything, that fact just makes me all the more appreciative of th…
  • The same thing happened to me - once my post-WA Sim had completed her lifetime achievement, the icon went blank, as if she no longer had one. After continuing play for a while, it returned as the metallic 'completed' icon. I have no explanation for…
  • In order to meditate, your Sim must have attained level 5 of the Martial Arts skill. Once you have done so, you may click on your Sim at any time and select the 'Meditate' action.
  • If you have been using the dresser or mirror, there is a chance your Sims days have been reset. This is a known issue from the last major (WA-enabled) patch.
  • You need to obtain the Brown Belt (level 8 ) or higher.
  • Yep. Basically just 'speed blur'. And it's not always blue - different Sims will have 'speed blur' of different colors. How many colors have you spotted? :wink:
  • Just wait, and keep checking every so often. The points have been credited, but it takes a while for the server to update the user account information. In this case, patience is a virtue. :D
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