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  • Festivals can often attract some naked woman - wearing just a towel - stampeding through it like a charging hippo. https://forums.thesims.com/en_Us/discussion/933919/scary-wide-eyed-woman-in-a-towel-stampeding-through-the-festival I have witnessed it and got pictures of it and other Simmers say it is a normal thing at a…
  • Wouldn't it be great if snow did not accumulate? I bet everyone wants that too. :p o:)
  • TS4 Seasons is going to be way, way, way better than TS3 Seasons - excluding any nitpicking here and there. It is going to be a one-way ticket to Simming heaven. That's my opinion.
  • Praise the lord! Holiday stuff is quality stuff.
  • We have asked before that the autonomy/freewill should be toggled to a hotkey. ie, instead of faffing around in the menus, we should be able to simply hit a key to toggle/cycle autonomy. It would make life easier and it is simply a case of assigning a key for it.
  • You will all play Seasons next month - it will pour down with snow - tons of it - you will squeal like excited pigs - then, all of a sudden, it will lash down with rain and wash all of the snow away. You and your Sims will be looking at wet, green, grass where 2 seconds ago there was a blanket of white. Toddlers that were…
  • Well, they kind of were leaning towards toggles, tick boxes and sliders. Personally, I would like to fine-tune my Sim's obsession with a cheeky slider - or even just manually edit a percentage value - tweak it until it is oozing perfection. You would have Simmers showing off their settings - I got this slider at 63% and…
  • Do storms have hail too? I think hail is currently being wondered about. Technically you can have a snow-storm, but I wouldn't go there - because a billion Simmers will want to know if it accumulates. So, it may be safe to discuss hail - assuming it is relevant to storms. Thunder, lightning and hail seemed to be a good mix…
  • Based on the number of snow accumulation threads and comments, surely it would be easier for the Snow campaign to at least explain how they want to achieve the snow that they want? I mean, you want snow accumulation - ie depth, etc - but HOW do you want it to be achieved? What's the plan? I can say I want a 747 passenger…
  • Assuming we are getting snow that might conceal objects. :p It might just be textures that are gradually painted white until they are all white. Or we may well find that an unattended toddler (set-up by a Simmer of course) can be frozen and slowly turned into a fat, little, snowman - whether they like it or not - whilst…
  • They seem to be already looking at a Create-A-World sort of application - so you may well get this officially added. Changing vehicles is possible - you could technically have a fridge or a toilet driving around a road instead of a car - but I don't see it being officially added - ie the capability to swap individual…
  • I cannot foresee any standard Sims game having a tropical world as THE base game world. You can have it as a world, but it will probably never be a base game world - unless, the base game was multi-world. Mountain and water-sports are fine with me.
  • ie to smarten AI, you don't necessarily have to add AI - you can block it at certain points and it will appear to become smarter. No effort required, other than to figuring out the joys of blocking it, when you might want to and why that might be so great.
  • I like this answer - I didn't necessarily read the whole two page thread, but you said: and so on. The jury is out on exactly what the shortcomings are - ie there is a whole ton of speculation and rumour; however, having Simmers who kind of get how something is achievable or can be achievable is better than have 2,000…
  • Snow accumulation doesn't necessarily mean any extra strain on a computer. Your idea about sliders/tick boxes etc is what I want - I'd like to at least have a config file that we can easily edit. It allows a whole host of re-balancing and custom game-play.
  • Because the snow is not as deep or basically just a texture, then a snow angle mesh would just be more shallow (assuming they use one) - I would expect them to probably still use a 3D mesh and it would be masked the same way as the TS3 one with some kind of particle effect of snow. The bottom line is, until we see more of…
  • There is a striking difference between persistent simulation and persistent geometry. I would expect Sim's etc to be persistent - ie the game probably has to be able to access them without rendering them. Having what you/we want is achievable - maybe it will be like that; however, it would depend on how much effort Maxis…
  • This could be a factor - ie not just counters but also sinks themselves. A bathroom sink is nicer than a cheap kitchen one - so, does a Sim know that? ie, a distance check is overruled by the appeal of something - ie rendering a distant check pointless because the Sim is going to go do what it wants regardless.
  • To be honest, a Sim can sometimes walk past a dishwasher and use a sink.
  • I am not sure we need penguins - assuming we are talking about the penguin bird. What are you going to do with a penguin - other than cook it?
  • Aha. The key is this: Why would you need to figure out a conversation? Exactly!
  • Seasons seems to have a ton of stuff, so it may become clear in time exactly how much stuff is coming with Seasons. Personally, I am optimistic that Seasons will be so good that a billion Simmers will forget they even have a real-life family or pets.
  • The sad truth - which may hurt - is the game already allows for this. Technically-speaking the game allows you to set up for a third-party (ie you, not a Sim) to take a picture - so you can have ALL of your Sims in a picture and you do not need a third-party Sim to take the photo - you don't even need another Sim. TS4 has…
  • I don't think that all Sims have fire extinguishers though - some will get theirs out, but not all of them do - so there must be some kind of system for it. The fallback is the sprinkler system thing.
  • It's clear that they use some kind of tool to create neighbourhoods, so they just need to prep it for external use and hand it over. Along with the ability to edit worlds - or at least load templates, then every one is a winner. The whole idea of recreating backdrops and props is going to do people's heads in if it all has…
  • TS4 Seasons is going to be way better though. A bit like getting a small Christmas present - a tiny little box - but inside the box are keys to a Ferrari that is parked outside, next to the little, 3 wheeler, that you love.
  • Seasons will bring Simmers back in their tens of millions. I've already started counting.
  • It certainly is doable - hail is effectively rain (in terms of an effect) - ie if we have rain, then we can have hail, but as long as people are not going to say they want it to collect on the ground etc as individual hail stones, etc. EDIT: Having it hit the ground/a surface, like a 'pretend' rain drop hitting a surface…
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