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  • I wasn't talking about genetics, I had already stated it is not my area of interest. I was merely sharing a few game facts from another perspective concerning how the game uses facial features values in genetics. It doesn't seem my post appeared that way to you. As far as the 'Attractive Meter' goes, I was under the…
    in Genetics Comment by mw1525 December 2023
  • @DivinylsFan - This is the first time I have ever heard of sims getting a new face. I haven't personally witnessed that; it could actually be a glitch who knows. When it comes to genetic understanding Mikezumi would be the best available source because it is their element of interest. My interest lies in the AI elements of…
    in Genetics Comment by mw1525 December 2023
  • @DivinylsFan - The children of single parent sims who grew up to look as neither zero slider sims nor exact clones of their parent were not glitches, they were created as the game developers intended. The base game shipped with the 'genetics feature' already built into CAS it was not an updated add on feature. This feature…
    in Genetics Comment by mw1525 December 2023
  • @Mikezumi - No, I have never gender swapped or switched anyone. I take them as they come as exteriors are superficial and changable things to me which, in my humble opinion, has no importantance in what truly makes a sim who or what they are. That being stated, to my untrained eye, Mortimer resembles his mother despite…
    in Genetics Comment by mw1525 December 2023
  • @Mikezumi - Teenage Mortimer became my sim's BFF. I gave the kid a good look and (to my eye) he does resemble his mother a bit. Could it be possible he was created using just her genetic information much like the game used to do when it gave single sims infants (way back in the day)? He just doesn't (to my eye) look like…
    in Genetics Comment by mw1525 December 2023
  • I simply lock the bedroom door so they can't get in. That usually does the trick ;) .
  • I have been actively playing The Sims 3 since 2012 and will continue to do so until either I or the computer no longer can. I have never tried TS4 and have no interest in TS5 or any other life sim currently in production. Not because they don't look promising but rather because TS3 is a perfect fit for me. This game is…
  • @Simmerville - City Living is a Sims 4 game and doesn't affect The Sims 3.
  • It is the mod which is causing the sims to collect things. I am not playing with NRaas' SP at the moment and don't know off-hand if there is a setting which will stop that behavior. Although, Twallen was very throughoro in his mod features so I image there has to be a way. If not, the best thing you can do is sell or…
  • @CharlieBleu - The best advise I can give, is to use as many images as needed to tell your story or convey your message. There are many tricks you can use to reduce the number of images you are uploading if you feel you are using too many. One is to crop, reduce and combine multiple images into a single image. Another…
  • For me it depends on the size of the house and the number of Sims who reside there. Small houses and apartments, I play with the walls halfway up (even if it's only a single sim living there). Large spacious places, I play with the walls completely up. Additionally, when there are a lot of Sims in the home, I play with…
  • When not working or playing guardian over my Simmies, I like to: -watch movies by myself (no horror), -read, research and explore any information I can find about certain ancient civilizations, -work on my 'Real World' DIY projects which enrich and beautify my home studio ( my current project is transforming a plain 4 tier…
  • @Kevin5275 - As far as I know Tiberium dust does not duplicate, however it does grow into nice tall (valuable) spires after being placed on the bare ground. While growing you should hear a little pinging sound every-so-often letting you know that it is growing. I'm not certain if the sound stops once maturity has been…
  • Discovering a Black Hole must be a super rare occurrence, my sims have yet to discover one. When you think about it, space just wouldn't be the same without a black hole (or two)! --Just not together in OUR solar system :D ;)!
    in Black Hole Comment by mw1525 July 2023
  • Here's some sources which contains info and the link(s) for the 'fix'. You may want to take the time to give the threads a read to see where any potential issues are. Good Luck in getting your game to run. Answer HQ Thread:…
  • Rustic Loaf Box: https://store.thesims3.com/productDetail.html?productId=OFB-SIM3:23108&scategoryId=11531 I know this probably seems like an odd 'must have' object because it doesn't do anything or help my simmies advance on any way. It's just a simple little wooden bread box which sits by its lonely on a counter or…
  • @Katofhyrule12 - To add to what Karritz wrote. As long as you have the original base game disc, it doesn't matter if any of the other discs are pre-owned. You won't be able to register them but if they are in good shape and you have their installation codes they will install and work. @Llandros2012 - No, Thank you for all…
  • The key to absolute freedom for TS3 lies in the pre-2012 base game disc. (updated to patch v1.67). Unfortunately, these discs are very hard to find. Many players who have them aren't willing to part with them. And, of those who do, the asking price is usually very high. Back in the day, these disks were available for…
  • -I cannot speak for TS4 because I haven't had a single second of personal interaction with it. However, TS3 is totally playable offline, especially if you have an all-disc version of it (pre-2012). When it comes to the digital version, I expect it to remain at the disinterest of EA. But at some point in time, TS3 is going…
  • @Katofhyrule12 & @thuggishsplicer - You are both very welcome. I hope you find something enjoyable to watch. I have taken inspiration or learned something in one form or another from everyone on my list. @BlueSpaarkle - There are still a good number of TS3 content makers still active on YouTube. Some play and post about…
  • Here are a few of the Simmers I currently watch or have really enjoyed in the past. I've included the links to their video libraries so you can surf their content if interested. CURRENTLY TS3 ACTIVE: ani's sims (Very imaginative gameplay) https://www.youtube.com/user/aniradeth/videos Tedhi (Very creative rebuild…
  • The thing about 'Evil Sims' are that they aren't really 'evil' at all. At least not in the ways which we think about evil. So, she will probably do well in the career. The issue you are going to have, should you place her in this career, is going to be her klepto trait. Watch your family inventory because things are going…
  • @thuggishsplicer - That's just the thing, all the 'nows' are different depending on which world you are playing. Since the OP asked, "When does 'The Sims 3' take place and not which era does Sunset Valley appear to be in (or something along those lines), I assume they are asking about the whole of SimNation and not…
  • Personally, I think the town's (Sunset Valley) base Architectual design is a span of mid-50s through early 60's (I am in no way knowledgeable in Architectual design, the rabbit-hold buildings just put me in mind of this era). When it comes to clothing, hairstyles, and attitudes, I think the town is probably functioning…
  • @ts1depot - I'm also wondering if this behavior is a conflict of a mod. While I do play with NRaas' Story Progression mod, it isn't currently installed and hasn't been for a while. If it was, I would blame their behavior on that. Unless there is some residual effect from Story Progression removal, I can't think of what…
  • @ts1depot - I'm aware of how formerly active Sims behave when they become townies. This isn't that. My version of Hylewood is still being developed as a non-rabbit hole world. This type of world takes quite a while to develop. The sims I am seeing this behavior from are the only two Sims who reside in that world. They live…
  • Thanks @Pary for the suggestion to remove the bouncer ropes. I'll have to do that for the club buildings I decide to keep. I assign jobs in my town with NRaas' 'Register' mod so I don't have a lot of natural NPCs working. When it comes to real estate, I build manageable apartment buildings (not skyscrapers), gated…
  • So far, I haven't had an issue with stuck Sims in Roaring Heights. Although, I haven't played in that world too often. My problem world is Bridgeport. In Bridgeport it is often the residential buildings which cause the biggest problems with sims getting stuck between walls/levels. Since, I'm a simmer who likes to…
  • The answer is yes and no. The game treats both worlds as 'Home-Worlds' while your Sim is residing there. In other words, things which are done in Oasis Landing stay in Oasis Landing. This applies to self-employed careers as well. While in Oasis Landing, any goods your Sim sells will not be counted towards the career goals…
  • @texansky - I launch with TS3W. Just plop the shortcut on your desktop.
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