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Nominate your favourite moments for the 2023 Lolcow Awards!

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No. 285833


The thread for all things related to the Sims! Talk about news, updates, your current save, prominent community members, favorite/least favorite games, etc. !
Here are some questions to start off the thread:
>favorite Sims game?
>least favorite Sims game?
>what kind of player are you? (legacies, challenges, builder, cas mode, etc. ?)
>favorite neighborhood?
>least favorite neighborhood?
>favorite townie?
>least favorite townie?
>what is one thing you have done in the game that you are proud of? maybe it's making it to 30 generations, or building a really good lot, finishing up a collection, etc.

No. 285836

couldn't you at least link the last two threads…

No. 285840

Typical sims player always bitching and moaning. FINE. HERE:
1st: >>>/m/8880

2nd: >>>/m/187662

No. 285841

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Also link this thread to the old one.

No. 285851

I did so please just talk about sims or sims drama or w/e.

Wrt the sims I wonder if sims 5 is going to come prepackaged with tranny/themby sims or if they're going to leave the pandering to the sims 4. Also I have a bad feeling about the early game demo shown because it's just build mode. Just very cautious of project rene in general.

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bumping for CP. be careful scrolling today nonas.

No. 286070

not to sound dumb but which is better to download the sims

No. 286232

For TS2 it's better to find a torrent for the ultimate collection. I got my version from games4theworld years ago and I don't think that they host the UC anymore. There's the archive.org download but you will need to read the comments for the instructions as it comes with it's own installer.

No. 286686

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Favourite premade family/sim from Sunset Valley?

No. 286707

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Just posting this to get gore of from the front page.

No. 286819

I love this so much

No. 286908

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Why does need to exist?

No. 286910

I've seen 10x worse on second life

No. 286929

There's worse mods/cc. ColonelNutty is the worst TS4 modder I know of. Not only is he a coomer but he made mods for pedophiles and zoosadists. LoversLab banned his mods and links to them because they were so deplorable and he harassed Turbodriver, another coom modder.
As far as NSFW mods go, TD goes out of his way to ban anything noncon and blacklists certain mods that add or support it, plus the few lesbian creators in his sphere exclusively use WW instead of DD for very obvious reasons

No. 287413

does anyone here follow life plus cindy, also known as pleasantsims? andrew is so gross.

No. 287460

holy shit, last time i checked in on her she was pregnant and now she's lost the baby and her husband left her? i'm genuinely shocked. she seems like such a sweet person and i was super happy when she posted about all the improvements in her life.

No. 287692

Cindy leaves a lot out; she is a total psycho (as in “if you leave I’ll kill myself”) so Andrew left her for someone who isn’t. Gotta side with him on this one.

No. 287708

She has untreated BPD and it makes so much sense.

No. 287776

apparently Andrew cheated on her for a whole year while she was pregnant, i THINK she's allowed to be a bit psycho over finding out about this. also, she's in therapy now for her BPD.

No. 287926

Shes literally mentally ill and her scrote was cheating on her, cut the girl some slack.

No. 288093

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I've been playing a cracked version of Sims 4, and honestly I'm kinda scared that EA will find out and ban me from their games kek. I always make sure to play offline. It's not even being banned from TS4 that I care about, it's them revoking my ability to play TS3.
It's EA's fault. I bought all of the TS3 packs because it was a good game, if they actually put effort into TS4 I would be willing to pay for all of the packs too. I want to play, but I'm just not willing to give them anymore money than what I've already spent on TS4 when a lot of my enjoyment from the game comes from mods.

No. 288094

if they ban you from ts3 you can just pirate that too anyway

No. 288095

To be fair, pirating The Sims and EA Games in general IS the actual morally correct choice and you should pirate Sims 3 too.

No. 288097

Yes, but I would just feel sad to lose a game that I've spent so much time on. I guess I'm sentimental like that and I can't get that money back kek. I also hate having to go through the effort of pirating tbh.

No. 288101

Luckily Fitgirl makes it easy!

No. 288154

I also use a high seas acquired copy of TS4. I recommend blocking TS4.exe from accessing the internet in your firewall. If you don't know how to do that look it up on the internet. Even when playing in offline mode the game will connect to the internet on startup to load the news and updates section on the main menu. Blocking it from accessing the internet completely stops it from doing that and the game loads faster because it can't downloading anything.

No. 288161

I will keep this in the back pocket of my brain!
God bless you anon! I will go do this right now, I didn't even realize it was using the internet for that.

No. 288446

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How have you guys been feeling about Growing Together? I haven't had a chance to play it yet, but I actually have my hopes up. San Sequoia looks nice, albeit small. I'm hoping to get sims 3 Generations levels of coziness when I play it.

No. 288454

No anon, don’t do it. The world is so horribly ugly in game, a total low-poly mess.

No. 288465

The world is just more bland American suburbia. It feels more like a base game world than something from a recent expansion. The worlds since Eco Lifestyle have at least been visually interesting even if their still devoid of much to do.

No. 288471

Why the fuck did they feel the need to add infants? Most pointless lifestage addition… ever. Adding in toddler and young adult made so much sense but you just know infants are just some cashgrab shit that will not carry over into the next game. Fuck infants.

No. 288474

that's the setting of every game in the series, which makes it kind of a strange criticism

No. 288479

In TS2 and TS3 I can build my own worlds. In TS4 I can't do that.

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No. 288481

I also think San Sequoia looks nice but, but I wish they would give us a few more vacant lots. It's such a big map, it looks silly only having a few small lots scattered around.

No. 288483

i like how they added an entire new life stage instead of, i don’t know, actually fixing the baby stage. the babies still come out the wrong skin tone, have no clothing options without mods, and force every adult in the house to come running to the bassinet and glitch out.

No. 288512

>have no clothing options without mods
You can now change the clothing on newborns. The option is buried in the pie menu under baby care. If you have the knitting pack you can also knit new clothing for the baby.

>force every adult in the house to come running to the bassinet and glitch out

Turn off autonomy in the options menu. The sim AI in TS4 is the worst it's ever been. Switching it off makes the game so much more playable.

No. 288521

I know there are so little secrets as it is, but I still wished they were seperated by game gen. I never ventured farther than TS3, and that only for some few months, and I especially don't know, let alone care, for any TS4 drama, so back when I still read it weekly, I just scrolled past 95% of submissions.

No. 288612

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ha ha! i managed to log in to my inactive and anciengt origin account that i never used except to claim sims 2 ultimate collection when EA was giving it away for free back in 2014. hope it works.

No. 288786

I like it but I think it should be a gamepack. The world is like, fine but it feels empty. Infants are fun, I like the new kids aspirations (FINALLY), and that it gives elder sims some things to do. I like the chemistry feature, although I wish there was a physical or romantic attraction component. I think it's a good pack but not to be bought full price.

No. 288822

if it doesn't, you can get it here: https://www.reddit.com/r/sims2help/wiki/general-information/ it has all the necessary programs so ts2 can run on newer systems. i downloaded it a few months ago and never had any issues with getting the game to work.

No. 288927

I managed to get it to work on a new laptop. Had to edit some config file to make it run in higer resolution and downloaded some mod that fixes boxy shadows. Time will tell if it will have more issues.

No. 289522

anon, idk if it helps but as others have covered the pirating aspects of it, i'm pretty sure you can back up your saves, library, etc as well, i'd just advise you do it regularly in case anything breaks or gets corrupted. i love the sims 3 and miss playing it but i don't miss how slow saving would eventually become on each save.

infants are just okay, imo, but dealing with babies is still super annoying. so i can see the needs of my infant and attend to them but not see what the baby/newborn needs still? i have aging turned off but even with this new pack i'm speeding away from the newborn life stage. fuck that literal noise. i had a nanny for the last family i played and the kid just went on crying

No. 290474

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I hate neighborhood stories it keeps giving random sims babies although they weren't pregnant before and never had interactions, My robot sim who I haven't played with in a while had a baby and his name is " Art Ai"

No. 290475

Cute name tho

No. 290533

You can turn off random adoptions in the household management window. You can also turn off neighborhood stories completely. The settings are under the button with a split arrow.

No. 290777

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look i totally get that she's a simmer or whatever but what do her videos even matter anymore when we know she just sucks EAs dick for every pack/kit/game they put out, regardless of bugs or low-quality content?

also i hate the faces she makes.

No. 290778

I generally have a lot of sympathy for Kayla because I've sorta followed here since she was still a nervous ball high schooler until she's now married with a million subs. Call it a parasocial relationship or whatever but I just subconsciously root for her even if her content can be boring amd is really just an excuse for a vlog/podcast. I don't blame her for playing the youtube game with the stupid faces and sycophantic EA praise, something tells me she's the breadwinner of her family and is trying her hardest.

No. 290781

She looks like Daniel Larson.

No. 290792

God this bish is so annoying, i cant stand her dick sucking EA videos

No. 290933

buying a new pc and all i can think about is the custom hood im going to build in the sims 2 when i have everything all set up. if anyone has links to good hoods id love to see them, otherwise my only resource is mts

No. 290944

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What kind of hood? Can you post a pic?

Also does anyone have any resources or advice on mods for TS4 to remove the following:
Troons and the possibility of troon townies being generated being removed (did a pack introduce them or is it basegame?)
Removing the whole interface where you pick how you can piss
A program where you can outright disable things like clothes or other troon aspected items from the game entirely
I’m planning to project my lesbian cottagecore farm with horses dream into my next game and I don’t want to be exposed to whatefer EA wanted to express with all that pandering picrel
there was a unbelievably cool video by a woman who posted a mod like such in her YouTube video but obviously I cant find it anymore because yt search is pozzed

No. 290961

>A program where you can outright disable things like clothes or other troon aspected items from the game entirely
You can either do this yourself in Sims4Studio or download CAS hiders that someone else has made. The sims community coddles trannies so you will probably have to make them. You can search for "Sims 4 Studio CAS hiders" to get tutorials on how to do it.

No. 291463

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old post I know but what you can do is simply make a dummy ea account and torrent the whole thing from fitgirl repacks (make sure its the real site) and then you can have all expansions, stuff packs and kits (theres an updater all listed in the fitgirl site) and you can just transfer your data into the pirated instal and you can go ham with it. i honestly highly recommend it. havent given EA a cent since they killed Maxis
thanks for the tip, you are right i will try to look for one that removes all the ugly shit and maybe i can add my own choices into it as well. not sure where to find it though

No. 291644

kek now I really want a SL thread, but I don't think there'd be enough to participate.

No. 292413

the computer finally arrived but it was just before i had to leave for work
i can't wait…… even without getting to play it the sims 2 soundtrack has been playing in my head whenever there's silence

im excited to dl other abandonware too but none more than the sims and sims 2

No. 292708

ill never get over the gigahon's sanpaku eyes and giant build.

No. 293297

The "they look like transphobic caricatures!" vs "actually some of us do look like that and that's fine!" troon-on-troon slapfights over this are pretty hilarious.

No. 293581

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i hate simblr. olivia spencer kim lewis is like eight years old, but according to them she’s a heckin valid trans kid.

No. 293587

Of course the relatively attractive (for a base game sim) fail cringe comedian Johnny Zest is trans AND gay, no way is that just the retarded OP projecting onto the sim they have a crush on… no way!

No. 295811

Wtf. Someone unrelated but Olivia grows up to be beautiful in my game. Eric Lewis and Alice Kim make some good looking kids.

No. 295827

It’s been years and I still don’t understand what transmac or demi guy is supposed to mean

No. 295828

NLOG with extra steps

No. 295833

>>295827 woman who pretends to be a TIF but has no actual interest in trooning out, dresses hyper feminine and demands people still "treat her like a man." some use it as a synonym for TIF because "transmasc" and "transman" are similar words

No. 295834

Girl who likes to wear comfortable clothes at home and sometimes irl

No. 295940

Do you guys use a VPN when using anadius? I've used it before with and without one. Also off topic but I like reading his comments/replies to others he's always so angry and comes off as an asshole.

No. 296037

Why the FUCK did they make clothes unisex if the men’s clothes look like shit on the women and vice versa? Christ it looks like shit every time, it juts the women’s arms out and flattens the hips no matter what! I hate it.

Sorry, sperged there.

No. 296209

I always use a VPN.

I mainly use the feature to make hulking T4T troons so I can add them to the townie population for my own amusement.

No. 296210

I don't use a VPN, but oh my god I noticed how mad he seems too kek. When I was downloading the parenthood pack I noticed a messaged in the installer that was like "I can only use one site to host the game download yaddayaddayadda don't like it? then find me another host bitch!"

No. 296263

There's a lot of retards in the sims community, I can understand that he gets tired of dealing with stupid questions and being asked to solve problems that are nothing to do with his crack.

No. 297978

Thinking about re-downloading a cracked Sims 4 for my historical gameplay needs but like >>290944 mentions it has grown infested with troonshit as of late. Any other nonnies play historical saves? If so, what do you do to get rid of anachronisms?

No. 298290

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So The Sims has a new logo and my reaction to it is I can't wait until this graphic designer loses their job to AI

No. 298294

is this image official? looks extremely stupid, out of place, no style whatsoever

No. 298297

it looks like a graphic designer student's half assed last minute redesign tbh

No. 298298

It's from their new licencing agent

I can already see their plan is 100% marketing, 0% substance. They are set to squeeze every penny out of the franchise

No. 298314

EA is fucking stupid. Not only is this artwork "graphic design is my passion" tier, they have tried to shuck sims merch in the past and it didn't sell. They went all in with The Urbz, the game flopped and no one bought the merch.

No. 298325

nonnas if they bring this shit into sims 5 I hope this franchise dies at least we'll have good memories about first 3 games

No. 298491

Wait I must know more about this Urbz merch, I have a lot of nostalgia for the handheld games but this is the first I'm hearing about merch

No. 298540

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There was a line of figures and a few other things.

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There were even figures for the GBA game

No. 299909

Reshade sucks.

No. 299940

i would kill to own these

No. 300335

I’ve never used it tbh I prefer how sims 4 already looks, some people make their game look ugly as fuck and when they put outlines in it looks even worse, why would you want your game to look like shit?

No. 301161

Cindy has been going live again and I'm literally amazed at how BPD she is. Her ex is a piece of work, but she's putting all the blame on him and the woman he knocked up. It's not like she publicly admitted to abusing and suicide-baiting him after all

No. 301953

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what's happening in your sims' lives, nonnies? i haven't been playing for months but today i randomly decided to start a new neighborhood. i use this townie pool in the neighborhood https://khal-ulti.tumblr.com/post/675275420922429440/mysims-townie-pool-empty-subhood-with-32 since i usually just let the game generate random ones. tbh i'm surprised how pretty the kids my starter sim had with one of the townie moids turned out to be.

weirdly enough i'm more into my sims when they're a bit on the uglier/unusual side. picrel, she looks absolutely horrendous in the change appearance screen but she's adorable in motion. same for her two sisters. they all got their townie dad's genes, which is a bit of a bummer since her mom had pointy elf ears. maybe they'll come through in later generations though.

No. 301959

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It's happening. It's literally happening.

No. 301978

I always play at least 3 households in one save, because otherwise I get bored just playing one family and for some reason I really like making sims who are married and then making them immediately get divorced and move out and play out their sad divorcee lives as they struggle along with roommates and single parenthood and having awkward custody meetings.

No. 304705

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Anons what's your top 3 favorite worlds in all the sims franchises? (and why is Bridgeport number 1 kek?)

No. 304723

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Decided to clear out my shelves and found my copy of the sims medieval and i’ve been playing it on my old imac. It’s such a charming game. I understand why it was a flop, you can’t really customize anything but it’s such a hilarious game. The OST is amazing too. If you ever catch it in a thrift store or a sale definitely give it a try. The magician path especially is super fun to play at though I enjoy sending annoying sims to stocks as a monarch and then throwing tomatoes at them too tbh

No. 304750

can it be played without origin? i wanted to revisit this but b/c its from the sims 3 era i assumed id need to log into origin

No. 304839

if it can't then pirate it.

No. 304842

idk i use a disk on a 2011 imac lol. if not just pirate it

No. 304883

The person who does the very helpful, "Is this mod broke for patch?" thread on EA forums, is so fucking annoying. First they made this huge deal about not giving updates for mods that have owners who are transphobic (I believe it was Zero..who is a TIF?) and now instead of just going, "hey I'm no longer using twitter" they have to go the extra mile. We get it, you are a trans or you support them heavily. Nobody cares. It's like that weird drama about someone making Bob Panacakes white, kek. I saw someone celebrating like, "I just made the person who made bob white delete their account!"
I'm like it's obviously a troll, do you feel like you did something kek?

No. 305628

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TS5 will be free to play with with ingame micro transactions

No. 305629

I have no issue with sims 4, I'm sure they'll fuck with modding as well. Disappointing but expected when I heard it was free to play. It's going to be more bare boned then sims 4, oh well.

No. 305635


The Sims 5 is dead before it even begun.

List of known fails:
-Game playable on desktop and mobile at the same time - meaning downscaled shit
-EA devs literally said “Right now we’re experimenting with how little we can get away with”
-Free to play means as little content as possible so it can be locked behind microtransactions

Also no talk about actually improving Sims AI, making them feel more real and less dollish compared to Sims 4

I really it fails and some of the alternatives (Life By You, Paralives) succeeds and brings us actual Sims experience

No. 305638

>Game playable on desktop and mobile at the same time
Honestly, this is the thing that worries me the most about a potential sims 5. There are no mobile games that I trust to be really good computer games. I mean sure, things like genshin impact are mobile and computer games (though I've never played that game before), but I can't imagine that most games would work well being able to be played on literally any device.
I'm super scared what the UI is going to be like, too. I would imagine it's be hard to see everything you needed to on a mobile screen. And because it's a mobile game, you need to make a system where everything can be done by tapping on your screen, with almost no keyboard input. This really simplifies the gameplay and things you can do in a game.

No. 305687

>Also no talk about actually improving Sims AI, making them feel more real and less dollish compared to Sims 4
The AI and sim autonomy in TS4 is pure fucking garbage and one of the game's biggest problems. Maxis already had the autonomy right in the first two games (I'd recommend Leto Mills videos on TS2 if anyone wants to know just how complex the algorithms behind TS2's code were). In TS3 it was changed because the hardware of the time wouldn't have been able to handle a simulation that complex in an open world. TS4 is a mess because of what happened with SimCity and Project Olympus, with TS5 they have no excuse. Instead of creating a game that is ambitious in scope and features, they're making it run on mobile phones.

>I really it fails and some of the alternatives (Life By You, Paralives) succeeds and brings us actual Sims experience

I can see another SimCity situation. Paradox is listening to what players want while EA is too busy thinking of money. It's almost a repeat of what happened in 2013.

No. 307142

it looks like she's already dating again. i feel like she's one of those people who have grown up/matured as a person while in a relationship so they can't handle not being partnered to someone else. at least she's going to therapy still.

No. 307170

I had TS2 ultimate collection on Origin when they gave it away for free, but re-downloading it and trying to launch it just crashes the game. Not sure if its corrupted or bugged but I miss playing it so much. I wish it worked still.

No. 307217

Are you using Win10 or Win11?
There's guides and youtube videos on how to get it working on more recent versions of windows

No. 307247

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I spent months in 2021 making a medieval world from scratch and running it with a bunch of mods to make it feel like a running economy (ani's no fridge mod, making a market that sims have to go and buy from if they want to eat, etc). I used the world Moon Valley and deleted 99% of the lots, built my own, created my own townies that all fit into the world. After playing that world to the point that the population is overrun and my game lags every two seconds, I'm moving on to another passion project. This time my world is going to be a lot more modern (but still with a bit of old charm, because I prefer more old school architecture) and I'm so excited. I've been building lots every single day, it's nice to be excited about this again.
I'm using a blank version of Glenvale County, and making more of a suburban sprawl. I want it to feel pretty full of shops, parks, bars, restaurants. There's so much I learnt from the last time I did this, so excited to apply that and see if I can create a more functional town than the last. Soooo many mistakes I now know to avoid. I feel like this will be a bit more of a challenge than the last one, as Moon Valley was a lot smaller and I had a very clear vision for what I was after, but it also had no roads so I'm excited about Sims being able to travel easier!

There's so much I could say, I'm so excited and honestly I don't think I can play sims in ready made worlds anymore, you really get to know your town in a way you wouldn't otherwise. Do nonnies have any suggestions for my new town? Any lots or custom content that's a must have for trendy suburban shops?
Picrel is a pic of my last town, you might remember me from a few sims threads ago!

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this can't be real kek. they used the polygon shitty seagull? ea has really destroyed any last hope for the franchise, im fucking dying this has to be fake.

No. 307270

Im using windows 10. I have an HP pavilion, its a little old but it should be able to handle TS2. Ill definitely take a look at those, thank you very much.

No. 307301

nta, but that's weird, i used to have a hp pavilion with win10 too and never faced any issues… i have win11 now and used this online installer here https://www.reddit.com/r/sims2help/wiki/general-information/ and had zero problems so far. it comes with all the programs and settings to make ts2 playable on newer computers so maybe give it a shot!

No. 307586

Zero is a detrans and the biggest mod discord servers slender zerosims' mods

No. 307669

zero is also a gender critical butch lesbian i believe?

No. 307682

Zero was a TIF who detransitioned. He wrote a post about how he felt that she had been misdiagnosed and prescribed the wrong treatment. This what upset the pro-tranny sims community. Another modder, Missyhissy who maintains the slice of life mod was cancelled on twitter for showing Zero support. It's all really fucking stupid because Zero is not transphobic, he is correctly pointing out that treatment for gender dysphoria is based around maximizing profits for big pharma and not in the best interests of the patient.
If you're interested I recommend looking through his posts on patreon

Before anyone spergs I'm using male pronouns because I think that what he's doing deserves respect. He's speaking out and continues to do so while receiving sustained hate from the cult like sims community.

No. 307692

nice! she's also funny too, in response to being cancelled she made a cancel culture skill mod and if memory serves she also showed it off with a troon sim kek

No. 307698

this looks absolutely beautiful nonna!

No. 307904

I'm (genuinely) confused, how is it respectful to call a destransitioned TIF "he"?

No. 308019

It's not, but she still ID's as a TIF, but she stopped HRT and trooning out otherwise, she's stated she's happier post testosterone than pre testosterone. She doesn't post her troon pronouns anywhere so it's safe to say she's just a butch that doesn't care how she's referred to
Also, I was snooping around San Seqoia and noticed Jay Robles, the Sim that was suspected to be a TIF, is actually an enby, effeminate TIM. Thus meaning as far as I am aware, there is one TIF sim in the game(HSY), but there are two TIMs(Growing Together). The only TIF is an enby, too.

No. 308032

The best part about the horse pack is that it has 0% native american content and like seven new black hairstyles

No. 308086

Ash Price in HSY is a tim since his body is male. I detrooned him and he became an acceptable moid NPC.

No. 308087

Did you also notice you can't change the Michaelsons' names? It's possible to detroon the moid to turn them into a gay couple but the names stay the same.

No. 308092

Actually, no. The way you can tell a Sim's biological sex is by a mix of whether they piss standing up or down, and whether they can have kids or not, as that is how EA encoded bio sex. For example, Jay Robles may have a male marker and a female body, but he can piss standing up and get women pregnant. Celeste, on the other hand, can somehow get others pregnant and pisses sitting down, implying he never got the chop but he tries to blend…poorly. He also is marked as female with a female frame, but EA tried to make him obviously a troon. Ash is marked as female, with a male frame, cannot have children, and if memory serves, pees sitting down. This implies she's a TIF who takes T and got a hysterectomy or tubes tied.
Even with cas.fulleditmode? Holy fuck an EA janny or programmer must lurk this series of threads kek

No. 308143

>Holy fuck an EA janny or programmer must lurk this series of threads kek
EA got foiled by their own coding my game. As soon as I installed Growing Together, neighborhood stories killed off all the premades before I even got a chance to go into the world management screen and change it. I have neighborhood stories set so that it doesn't kill off the townies that I like having around but this needs to be done manually for every family. The children were adopted by Tina and Yasemin Tinker.

Separate but related rant
The way neighborhood stories is set to work by default is fucked up. Maxis allowed it to kill townies because the game constantly generates new sims which then causes performances issues and save file bloat. Unless you set it up not to, it will kill any sim in an unplayed household which then results in all the premade Maxis sims being killed off and being replaced by randomly generated sims that look like they got dressed in the dark at a jumble sale. This includes NPC sims with an in game purpose such as with the Cottage Living and Werewolves NPCs. The other problem is that if you don't use MCCC story progression and allow homeless children to be adopted, the game will just delete any children that the killed off sims had unless there's another teen or adult in the house to care for them.

No. 308338

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For me:
TS2: Pleasantview I never was a person who liked Strangetown, idk why it has such a following in the sims community. I hated their university La Fiesta Tech, it looked so desolate in comparison to Sim State University
TS3: Bridgeport, but tbf that’s only because I didn’t have many expansion packs. I think Lucky Palms, Monte Vista, and Aurora Skies look cool but never got to play them. I just learned about Roaring Heights (the last world they released in TS3 franchise apparently, picrel) and it sounds fucking cool—has anyone played it? It’s Art Deco inspired.
TS4: Windenburg, then Willow Creek and Mt Komorebi. I love the visuals of Mt Komorebi but it has barely any lots and always gets filled up with ugly townies who aren’t Asian which kinda ruins the immersion of it. I wish that it actually functioned like a vacation world in TS2 and that there was more cultural distinction between it and the other worlds. Same with the other worlds actually. It would be cool if there were traditions/holidays for specific worlds.

No. 309108

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>sim has a wish to throw a great party
>keep throwing parties
>parties end up "awesome" or "epic"
>the wish doesn't get fulfilled >even though "awesome" and "epic" are better than "great"

No. 309117

EA are jackasses

No. 309121

this is so awesome, i would love to make a medieval world from scratch! do you have any other mod suggestions? i'm aware of Plumbbob Keep and all the medieval/old-timey mods there but i appreciate any suggestions for cool ones you've found!

No. 309123

I've played in Roaring Heights (believe I found it on Games4theWorld's site) and it is indeed very cool! The landscape and architecture is cool, there is a boardwalk! And also a single gal townie who's carrying the baby of a another married townie: scandalous! They did put in a handful of fun little stories even in a DLC world. I love and miss that level of detail.

No. 309166

I always wanted to play this one!
This is why neighborhood stories pisses me off, I've already had playables die from old age or unexpected events. There's a lot of bugs that come with expansions like wedding stories, which by the way I recently copped on sale and some of the interactions bug out. For example my sims don't dance or gather correctly. I wish they just refined all the bugs without breaking the rest of the game.

No. 309180

NTA but I play a medieval game. Try hat plays sims at dreamwidth for clothes. She's kind of my pet lolcow but she's very good at what she does. I also recommend Davina Ojeda on tumblr and Grynings.

No. 309193

There's a fan world called Praaven that's medieval but I haven't played it. I prefer Woeford, Tokyosou, Bridgeport, and Point Ouerbacker, the latter two have the same dev as Praaven so I'm sure it's breathtaking and has every rabbithole a custom rabbithole you can take your sim to and actually interact with. That's usually my requirement for S3 worlds. No custom rabbithole, no playtime. My only exceptions are Lucky Palms and Roaring Heights, the only EAXIS worlds I will touch
My top three? I'm assuming it has to be from a Sims game with actual neighborhoods or worlds, which excludes Sims 1, and also have to be EAXIS. Going by this, my number one is Lucky Palms, two is Downtown (technically a subhood and I have a desert default replacement that makes it essentially a whole new nhood anyways), and three is (oddly enough) Henford-on-Bagley. HoB only gets number three because it's the only Sims 4 world I can take my Sims to get groceries and make pies to give to everyone that isn't gruelingly high effort. If HoB didn't have that, I'd give it to Moonwood Mill because I like the idea of making the same Sim a methed up murder hobo in other playthroughs. I usually love Desert and City worlds but Sims 4 does both dirty and custom hoods won't be a thing until TMex actually gets the massive mod working, if ever.

No. 309316

Just saying anon, if you're ok with mods then you can definitely get the Sims 3 Store worlds for free. I only played in Roaring Heights once, but it is nice. There was some good clothing that got released with it.

No. 309445

nta but yooo you just reminded me of Lucky Palms, that was such a cool world!

No. 309623

i'm a bit sad that she isn't more wanky. i'd love to have a thread about her but she's too boring for that. i found a subreddit that's dedicated to talking about her and her weird behavior though. https://www.reddit.com/r/Lifepluscindy_snark/

No. 309654

You can disable that for your played households and leave it in place for the ones you don’t care about

No. 309783

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1. magic town
2. hmm… tie between all three of the sims 2 basegame neighborhoods
3. sims 2 downtown

No. 309949

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Noooo my fears they would make this cute Horse Ranch sim Dani Davila a nonbinary were correct. From the trailers she even had visible arm hair, way to go EA on saying that women can’t have any little bit of body hair.

No. 309959

you can detroon her, just make sure you check all the gender options because they could have hid her actually being a TIM and not a TIF

No. 309968

ok i’ll go play some makin magic

No. 309990

I always avoided TS4 because it looked lacking so I wanted to skip to 5, but 5 is looking like it'll be a pile of crap so I don't know if I should give 4 a chance.

BUT, holy shit I loathe all the troon bs forced into this game. Just reading this thread is giving me a headache. I don't care if gendies want to make their own mods, I just don't want hons, enbys and top surgery scars in my base game. I don't want to have to disable it or work around it either.

Will probably stick to older sims games forever idk.

No. 310010

Sail the high seas and try it out, you've got nothing to lose. Unmodded the game is extremely bland and there are serious issues the with sim autonomy. If you're someone who enjoys the chaos of TS2 and TS3 then you won't find it in TS4. That said there are things that are possible in TS4 that aren't in TS2 or TS3 and this is worth exploring if you enjoy those activities.

Almost any troon shit in the game can be removed. You can easily make CAS hiders with Sims4Studio and any premade sim can just be deleted in game from the household management screen. To make CAS hiders with S4S just search for a tutorial on how to do it.

No. 310026

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I wanna try getting into this franchise again what is the best way to do it? I played sims 4 but its too boring/easy. I played Sims 2 but thought it was stressful. Should I give TS2 another chance? It felt stressful to me because I lost complete control and couldn't regain it. I know the point is that you just watch things unfold but it was hard to explore the world, get to know other townies, focusing on skills, focusing on job, etc when everything felt like it was falling apart. But maybe by playing it more and becoming more familiar with the mechanics it starts feeling more fun.
On the other hand I have never played Sims 3 so is it better to try that instead? I have heard it's harder than TS4 but easier than TS2 so maybe it hits that sweetspot

No. 310061

give ts2 another chance! it's an extremely good game that i've played since 2007 and started modding in 2015. i'd suggest modding it a lot, there's a bunch of mods to make modding easier, there's also a cheat called boolprop testingcheatsenabled true which allows you to fill motives by dragging (maxmotives also exists), editing sim relationships with a debug t-posing baby, and so on. i discovered it as a kid and it really is a game changer, ts2 is easily the best to pay for (but it's hard to find and piracy is great for testing), and easily my favorite game in the franchise unmodded. 4 is great when heavily modded with basemental drugs, cc, and 50 different overhauls

No. 310068

I love TS2, it's all I play. Download the Insimenator if you want more control, makes it almost too easy. I think cheats can accomplish the same things but I like having an actual object with all the options right there.

No. 310071

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I don't care if the open world of Sims 3 made the game messy and heavy, I'm not going to touch this series ever again unless they bring it back and make it work this time. The franchise has been cash-grabby since the earliest expansions, but it was disappointing to see that EA could just scale-back features to the release state of Sims 4 and get away with it. But why should they try to improve things when the success of Sims 4 has shown that when you have the monopoly on life-sim genre, the core audience is going to hog up your shit no matter how low-effort it is.

No. 310078

I really liked this sims 3 myself. I thought it also had a really great 'open world' feel that some of the other games lack. It's definitely easier than the sims 2, IMO, and I've played all of the sims series. Also if you care about character customization (or sim customization), 3 has more options. But it depends what you want.

No. 310096

samefag, looked through the sim. we have our first low effort tif! no chop, no bind, no hrt, so i hereby say dani's girlfriend is a terf trying to let dani know she'll always be a woman lightly kek

No. 310544

Tbh I fucking love it when they give me troon sims since it means I get to play a detrans storyline. Or a tragic 41% storyline if the troon sim is fugly or annoying

No. 310639

so she's just a regular female sim but with they/them pronouns?

No. 310681

Try as I might I can't get TS2 to run on my laptop. I've tried a few versions, multiple settings on GRM, and I still get the Direct X 9.0c error on start. I've even tried bolting on a few DirectX redists. Anyone know anything else that could be causing the problem? I'm so frustrated I just want to fuck around in Strangetown.

No. 310750

did it open before and suddenly stop working? if yes try deleting accessory.cache and groups.cache… fsr i can never open my game unless i delete them.

No. 310788

>I've even tried bolting on a few DirectX redists
Have you also installed the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable?

You can also try the 4GB patch

No. 310790

Nah I've never gotten it to launch, but will be trying wih >>310788
Do I need the 2010 one?

No. 310815

yes! she's a regular female sim with "they/them" slapped on top for diversity points. she's also a stuck up snob based on her traits so I think I found a nemesis for my evil sim.
fair enough kek, every time there's an ugly sim i send my evil sim to shoot them with the extreme violence mod. was so mad when sacrificial added a block in HSY so you can't beat up students at school. i understand the no guns and knives bit but the rule against violence period, including non-deadly interactions that seemed to be made specifically for teen sims like bullying, is retarded. if i understood python i'd unlock bullying again kek

No. 310846

The latest version is all you should need because it will install all updates including those that were previously released.

Another thing to try is to run the game in compatibility mode
Right click on the executable > Properties > Compatibility > Tick box "Run in compatibility mode" > select Windows XP (Service Pack 3)

Make sure that you are installing the game with administrator privileges
Right click on installer > Run as Administrator

Are you installing the game from Origin/EA app or are you using a "acquired" copy?

No. 311196

i tried roaring heights and i wanted to love it, it's a really nice world, but the tower building tops are a pain in the ass if you play sims that live in or go to those buildings (which btw a lot of them are decorated horribly, extremely underutilized space for example). the tops are not actual shells that can be built inside like in bridgeport, they got lazy and just made the tops of the towers to show in map view but they constantly obscure your view in live mode and there's no permanent way to avoid it. i tried using the building shells from bridgeport and decorating the interiors all nice to replace them and then the game kept refusing to properly save when i tried and would just load forever, so i gave up

it's a lovely world but in playing i'd either avoid those buildings or try to fix them up hopefully without your game crashing.

No. 313185

What are your favorite sims worlds? Personally I love Sunali. I love giving houses the volcanic activity lot trait, tormenting my sims by randomly getting them hit by lava is really fun

No. 313238

I really like Isla Paradiso but it will break itself the moment you hit play

No. 313244

Moonmill or whatever it’s called. I get to live my Forks, Washington dreams.

No. 313687

for sims 3 i have a few. bridgeport for sure, isla paradiso would make it if it didn't lag so much and so would roaring heights if more effort was put into the builds.

sims 4, i find myself drawn to san myshuno and mt. komorebi. tartosa is really gorgeous too.

No. 314310

Should I play Sims 4 or nay? For the record, I like the game for what it is. But I dread reinstalling it and than spending hundreds of hours downloading all the cc just because I might play it for a few hours. And I can't bring myself to play it unmodded.
It's like Skyrim for me. Thinking about playing the game is much more fun than actually playing it. And all the time that I need to download my favorite cc clothes…

No. 314316

I love the world that came with ts4 wedding stories!! tartosa!! it is so cute and feels more open than others

No. 314859

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I'm never visiting Copperdale again.

No. 314947

this is probably going off topic from what you were talking about but yeah i think if you do go for it, no one should ever play it unmodded. not only is it boring but so many functions just feel broken without them. i have hundreds of mods and i'm pretty sure the majority of them are bug fixes for countless things instead of adding to the game. but at the same time, fuck, reinstalling/updating mods takes forever when starting to get into the game again, considering it's still being updated. i'm glad the updating problem doesn't exist with the sims 3 or the older games but hell afaik they left them broken too.

No. 315297

Just like real life.

No. 315768

having fun?

No. 315772

We are in the Sims thread what do you think? no, we don't

No. 315777

Yeah, thanks for asking.

No. 316274

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The Sim Secret owner fired the longest serving mod and then went on an insane rant that included LC.

No. 316311

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kek this is hilarious, nonna. i haven't frequented simsecret in years because i only play ts2 and simsecret became incredibly boring for me when everything was about ts3 pudding faces. is that billie person a tim?

No. 316312

> it’s dangerous to the gay community to say we should kill pedophiles
How did we regress so hard as a society

No. 316317

I haven't kept up with SimSecret in years, anybody got a link to the attacking posts in question? I was always weirded out by him, but I obviously couldn't say that on MTS lmao

No. 316328

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No. 316330

oh my god, that billie person is so annoying. i did some digging on the mare's nest and apparently she's just pretending to be a trans boi for oppression points.

No. 316342

Does anyone happen to know any TS2 mods that basically "unlock" clothing? For example, it would allow me to wear formal wear for everyday clothing or everyday shirts and pants for athletic clothing? I don't like the idea that only certain clothes can be worn for certain things. I want freedom.

No. 316351

Lol wtf why did he mention lolcow, does he hate lurk or something

No. 316366

There's also the Sims 2 Categorizer by Paladin but I can't find a download link.

No. 317420

>Does he hate lurk
Of course he does.

No. 318527

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Sims troon fandom is so exhausting. >Noooo you can't see Morgyn as an effeminate man or edit him to be such you horrid trans eraser terf

No. 320191

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theres got to be a terf inside maxis cause i just got growing together and you couldnt make this 'trans woman' look more like a man. the fakeboi in the other household looks like a malnourished rat too. gross that the sim in picrel has the 'can breastfeed' option on yes but also 'can impregnate other sims'.

No. 320538

I am actually enamored with Chestnut Hills; I am a sucker for desert worlds and it’s so gorgeous to canter through on a horse

No. 320540

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Claiming relevance because PleasantSims

Does Cindy just need her own thread at this point? She already has a snark sub on Reddit and has been nosediving into alcoholism since the divorce, which has yet to be finalized iirc. Picrel, she drunkenly got in a bacteria infested lake and got a bladder infection

No. 322260

What are some good vampire mods for TS2? They're so useless and annoying to play as. I wish they could feed on sims like in the TS3 and TS4. Then the massive need decay during the day would be worth it because hunting sims is fun

No. 334556

I think the fakeboi in Growing Together is actually a transbian. He can get others pregnant.

No. 334654

Syd Mac is my favorite builder she’s extremely creative and talented. I am so happy for her that she’s now an EA creator she truly deserves it. She’s my comfort channel, watching her builds straight up relives me of anxiety. I find a lot other creators to be a little chaotic and not in my taste. I’ve tried to watch vixella but she’s a bit too all over the place. Can’t stand plumbella anymore. Caryn and Connie seem like a sim psyop because literally out of nowhere they blew the fuck up overnight, their humor is cheesy but I see they really keep it as PG as it gets but I do love their builds as well they get to the point.

No. 334692

I thought Caryn and Connie blew up because of tiktok? There's quite a few Sims 4 builders on tiktok that are pretty popular.

No. 334735

That’s where I first discovered them! Right after I saw a TT of theirs I hopped on YouTube to only see there was an insane amount of subscribers within a short period. Again I do like their builds but it almost feels to planned (literally and figuratively)

No. 334743

I love Syd and Caryn and Connie, I can’t build without putting tons of clutter so they’re perfect for me. I don’t mind the big channels like you’ve named and also James Turner, but their builds are just so boring and I have a really OCD hatred for how some of them place doors in their builds.

No. 334747

The Caryn and Connie stream of them doing the “fixing the ugliest house ever!” door placement had me retract my own skin. It’s now almost bait at this point

No. 334771

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I wish EA would go back and edit all of the earlier pre-made sims so their lore would be accurate to the new features. Like compatibility in the game is randomized each new save so you get the BFF household sometimes like picrel which makes no sense considering Liberty and Travis realistically should get along pretty easy with those traits, but their likes and dislikes ruin it because one of them dislikes cerebral sims which gives them bad compatibility ergo, way harder to boost their relationship (I had another save where Summer had awful compatibility with both Liberty and Travis which caused them to both dislike Summer after I tried to make them friends without cheats). I know I can just change their likes and stuff, but I hate that much micromanaging, especially since almost every pre-made sim would require it.

No. 337581

Surprised no one has posted about this yet. Thoughts? Kinda looks like GTA meets The Sims.
I'm not completely sold, and especially after seeing you can let Sims watch porn in the computer. Disgusting, but it's a Korean company, so I expect nothing.

No. 337658

I prefer a more cartoony artstyle and I'm pretty sure trying to play this would decimate my computer. I do think it's cool that there are more sims inspired games coming these days

No. 338064

Why did they show off that you can make the 2019 Joker? Is this some Korean meme I’m not getting?

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