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1  Welcome to / The Welcome Wagon / Wow, this AIN'T the InSIM I remember! on: June 04, 2009, 06:22:22 pm
I was never a very active member of the InSIM community... I came around mainly for the mod itself and sometimes for Skye's custom Sims.  I play Sims 2 sporadically, and have been away from InSIM since the early fall... but with the release of Sims 3 (which I do not plan on getting) I came back to InSIM today just to see what's new.

And WHOA... the domain has changed from Insimenator.NET to Insimenator.ORG, yet I'm still registered, can still log in.  New layout, yet the forum categories are mostly what I remember, Skye is still uploading gorgeously looking custom content... but the Insimenator mod itself, once the main attraction (for me anyway) is now UNSUPPORTED, and Eric and Kathy are GONE!

After scouring the forums and some external links to find out what happened, I have to say I am appalled yet somehow not surprised.  The Insimenator was and still is a superb mod for the game - I still use it to this day with no crashes - but Eric and Kathy always seemed kind of sketchy, even nasty at times.  It was really sketchy, not to mention infuriating, the way they would disappear for months at a time, only to come back begging for cash donations and threatening to shut down the site, and biting the heads off of anyone who so much as asked about an update to the Insimenator.  I have to guess that people only put up with their attitude because of the mod itself and how much it brings to Sims 2... although it looks like TwoJeffs has updated his SimBlender to the point where it is almost as powerful as the Insimenator.  I still don't have that one yet but I do have several of TwoJeff's other mods.

Anyway, they say all's well that end's well, and it's great to see that the InSIM community survived Eric and Kathy's ditching and the ensuing fiasco with Walt.  I don't know how active I will be on the forums going forward, though I will have to at least check out the latest creations from Skye - I've always been a fan of her work!

Best regards to all Sims 2 players and creators who still call the InSIM community their home!
2  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Discussion / Do you still use the InSIMenator at all? on: September 08, 2007, 07:34:24 pm
Can't rely on it much until/unless Eric updates it, but for now I try using it sporadically for little things... I'll install it, launch the game, use the InSIM to boost personalty traits, skills, badges, relationships, etc, save and exit, remove the InSIM, and relaunch the game.

Personally, I enjoy The Sims 2 pretty much out of the box, but there are some issues that bother me and the InSIMentor resolves them beautifully.  The big ones are the random things that you can't select in Create-a-Sim, like interests and lifetime wants, so I love using the InSIM to change those.  Also high on my list are turning off aging or resetting the days in a life stage and turning of jealousy.  After that I just use it to cheat now and then for building skills and relationships, etc.

As I recall, I waited till the InSIM was updated before I installed Seasons, but with Bon Voyage I couldn't wait.  I'm gonna make a donation to the site if we get an updated InSIM, even if it's not for a while... Eric deserves it!  (Kathy too)
3  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / Good enough for Sims 2 w/ EP's? (new laptop) on: September 04, 2007, 09:05:31 pm
(Originally I had been looking for a new laptop but it turns out I don't need one after all, so I can keep playing Sims 2 on my desktop PC)
4  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / What mods will enable "love triangles"? on: January 19, 2007, 07:55:19 pm
What I mean is... is it possible to tweak the game so that you can have 3 Sims all in love and 2 of them can perform romantic interactions without setting off jealousy and rage in the 3rd Sim even if he or she is in the room?  I know there are mods that will remove jealousy from the game entirely but I'm not sure I want to do that... I just want to enable a 3-way love affair in the game.
5  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / Downloads & mods help (newbie here) on: January 17, 2007, 09:52:19 pm
I'm brand new to mods and custom content in The Sims 2, so I have a couple questions...

For custom content, such as Sims and items, where do I put the files in order to use them?  The Sims2/Downloads folder (or whatever it is)?  And do I have to do anything else, or will the Sims and items just appear in the game?

For mods that actually change the way the game plays... what do I do w/ the downloaded files?  Just place them in the download folder?  And if I want to uninstall them, what do I do?  Can you remove mods w/o losing your saved games?
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