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  • @thecatsred - nailed it! Cost-benefit calculation, heavily weighted towards protecting EA from spending money in order to maximize profits. That's what puts bonus $$$ in the pockets of top-level staff. I've got the relationship-culling bug, where everytime I rotate from one of my households to the next, I find close family…
  • @LaBlue0314 --thank you! I'm relieved to know it's not gonna make my game implode! Now I don't have to check the npcs after every game session to delete the nameless ones--yay! :smiley: Thanks for taking the time to explain this phenomenon! eta--whoa, last in-game Friday, I enrolled some in-world young adults (Goths,…
  • There's a current thread on this at the bug forum, & apparently 2 hrs. ago Crin said that it's now been fixed (again?) with a hotpatch. If you're still having problems loading your savegames, please let 'em know on that thread!
  • Another idea regarding fame: if sims wear an item made by someone famous, they get a 'reflected fame' buff & a chance that passers-by would pause to exclaim over their 'designer wear.' Also, if a sim is taught to knit by someone famous, or perhaps just by a famous knitter, they get a few points of fame for being that…
  • Reading through the first couple pages of posts, I suddenly realized that the stuff pack didn't--as far as I remember--seem to give sims the ability to knit shawls. Toddlers have some outfits with capes, so there's an existing template for the basic shape (roughly!), at least for toddlers. (The capes I remember for adult…
  • More thoughts on cross-pack tie-ins: Most of the knitters in my family prefer to dye & spin their own yarn. Obviously the latter isn't going to be part of the pack, but the former might be possible using the Laundry Day wash-tub animation. It'd be great if sims could gather ingredients such as the emotion-berries from…
  • Skimming a few other comments--there are international knitting contests, & some knitters do become famous, internationally as well as locally, at least within the world of fiber-art (spinning, weaving, knitting, etc.) Within game, it's no different than gaining fame for other skills/sim-youtubing, etc. :smile:
  • I only have a moment so can only make one suggestion: Q1: Crosspack: add a Knitting Competition day to to the Seasons calendar--either a random, speed-knitting contest that happens during the fall or winter, or one you can add/subtract to the calendar at will. First sim to complete & submit the designated item (hat, socks,…
  • @happyopi - I looked through the first 5 pages of bug-reports and didn't see anything about this; with two of you experiencing this problem, would one of you be willing to post a report over on the bug-report forum? (If it does relate to any previous bugs, crinrict will link the threads, but given your analysis, it doesn't…
  • I appreciate all these reviews; they're very encouraging. I had thought I'd either skip DU or wait for a 75% off sale (meaning after TS4 is done, most likely), but now I'll try to nab it when it's half-price. I have enjoyed all the Uni packs in the past. :smiley:
  • @Sk8rblaze --that's usually the case, but I couldn't find a half-off sale for Island Living until EA itself held that sale in late October. Still, with Thanksgiving/Xmas/New Year's coming up, I'm hopeful that DU will go on sale fairly soon. Has worked that way in the past! I'd rather get 'em at 75%-off, but I'm willing to…
  • Seconding @lauradean89's offer of thanks! I have a large rotation & had been planning --for years!--to have all the teens go to Uni together, as they did in--was it TS3?--I forget! Those particular teens didn't live long enough to go to Uni, nor did their parents, but the grandkids can go! :lol: I find it ironic that when…
  • Is it possible to move into off-campus housing with a pet? --would you have to move before applying to Uni? (Don't have DU yet but would like to know for the future--I have one HH with several teens and a cat-apiece!) :smile:
  • (I don't have an answer--but did you check the bug report forum? If there isn't a similar report on the first couple of pages, sometimes it's faster to do a google search restricted to that particular website to determine if a report already exists.) I will say, the whining dog does sound like a bug I've seen on that forum…
  • Would using the enable-free-build cheat and adding some emotion-buffing items to the dorm help? Or maybe having your skilled painters hang some appropriate paintings? --though if npc-students are coded to display sad walks, etc., it might take a mod to change.
  • @analise - hope EA can fix that if your supposition is correct. The bonus should work on a per-sim level, not a per-HH level! Anyone know if there's a bug-report for that over on the bug-report forum? (I don't have DU & won't be getting it until it's half-off, but this is something that ought to be fixed, if possible.)…
  • Hope you have a blast! Rotational's the only way I play. I've tried to stick to one sim, or one household, but I always branch out. TS4's the first time* I've added premades to my rotation, though. Typically I ignore or delete them, as I prefer playing my own sims & scenarios. TS4's also the first time I've made HHs not to…
  • You Can't Go Home Anyway (You Can't Go Home Again)
  • I wholeheartedly agree with your analysis, @Sucom - my biggest problem with TS4's gameplay* is that the sims' emotional responses are so often wrong. Far too often I find myself thinking, 'that sim, with those characteristics [& the background story in my mind, of course], would never have reacted in that way, would never…
  • Hurrah for Morgan! (and you, of course. :wink: ) I really enjoyed your story. How's life going for him now?
  • Now there's an entertaining idea! I suppose the closest we can come to a bug-report is calling our various representatives and demanding they fixit (which I do!). Too bad our reps generally keep the tally of these real-life 'bug-reports' secret. ...Petitions might also be considered similar to bug-reports, & they're easy…
  • :lol: Love how you rolled with the punches (the punch? :tongue: ) and made even the visual-bug (sinking into bed) work for your story! I'm sorry the guests interfered with your goals. They do do that sometimes, don't they? In real life as well! :lol: Still remember waking up late at night or early in the morning (eta: when…
  • Ahh, gotcha! Yeah, the 2nd-story floaters are a little tall for me, too. Does messing with the terrain level help any? Wondering if you can trick the eye, as it were, by putting hills around a floating house. It'd be great if they take up your idea!
  • I hope you're able to do lots of bird-watching where you are, @kittymeow - there must be some amazing birds around! Thank you for chatting with me about the hawk--I was so excited to have seen one bathe! :lol: I enjoy seeing any bird bathe; they're so darn cute when they fluff up and dance around in the water! Seeing a big…
  • Can you add a basement & stick it there? :smile: edit: copy/paste fail, oops! :lol:
  • Hi! I hear you--I've had similar issues, including in earlier versions of the game, when playing lots that backed up to the game's mountains or walls. I get queasy using of a number of lots in Windenburg because of the camera-bounce whenever I rotate the view. The game has trouble recognizing which elevation the camera…
  • I haven't messed around with build mode for ages, but iirc we have been able to do that from day 1 of TS4. You plop down a room for floor 1, build floor 2 on top, and then move down and remove floor 1. Voila! Floating house (usually with stairs attached, heh!). I remember seeing some on the gallery. Try it yourself!…
  • Awww! That would be nice. They might have trouble reaching the sink, though...have to create a foot-stool for the toddlers, and animations to go with. Would nonetheless be a nice touch!
    in Toddlers Comment by Tiarella July 2019
  • That would be good! They could probably even re-use the bamboo from GTW; they'd like that part! :lol:
  • I'm sorry! I'd try to help you troubleshoot your game if I knew enough. All I can do is sympathize (& bump your thread, hah!) & suggest that you could, if you like, add a post to the bug-report that's most similar to your own, or post a bug-report of your own over at answers.ea, or ask for help on the technical issues…
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