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1  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: Sims 3 biggest launch in EA history on: June 10, 2009, 08:34:43 pm
Wow, I thought they expected to loose all of their well earned profit due to piracy? They forget all about their whining? Cheesy
I do not "embrace" a game, am I crazy or what? Okay, I am, but not that kind of crazy. shocked
2  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Help / Re: I need help with my game for a computer illiterate on: June 10, 2009, 10:43:30 am
Thanks, and I don't mean to seem arrogant, but I don't need any pictures of beautiful highways to know how a computer works, I learned it the old fashioned way.
But geezy33 keeps telling people to get external hd's and put their programs on there, which doesn't make any sense, if he doesn't know the specs (and even after they stated they got enough space). Makes me wonder if he sells the things. Might rather help to explain to the girl who asked how to do a dxdiag and attach it (if that's possible on this forum). Then one could really give sensible suggestions. Everything else is speculation.

I'm sorry if only moderators and admins are allowed to point this stuff out here. Then I'll refrain from helping. Because otherwise I will try to stop misinformations, lest they spread like the plague.
3  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Help / Re: I need help with my game for a computer illiterate on: June 10, 2009, 09:26:53 am
hey pony, don't take your game back, do u have a external hard drive? back up some of your stuff if u have the sims 2 installed, u might wanna back your sim games up, we all know that the sims 2 takes a crap load of memory.

I am sure you mean well, geezy33, but please discontinue telling people to get rid of stuff when you don't even know how big their harddrive is. Harddrive is the kind of memory where data from applications and personal data are stored, RAM (random access memory) is memory that is used by running programs. The harddrive is the device inside the case that spins like a cd and RAM is a module you plug directly onto the motherboard.

Yes, it is true that lots of RAM is used for Sims2 when you load lots of cc. But it does it only WHILE YOU RUN IT. Since there's no reason to start up Sims2 in order to play Sims3, it doesn't matter at all what other programs or games are installed on the computer. Only currently running applications will use up RAM (like browser in the background with a dozen open tabs, THAT depeletes resources). I'm sorry I'm not able to explain this better, but I hope you get the gist of it. False information tends to spread like bush fires and people end up doing harm to their computers or unnecessarily spend money.

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But the updating drivers advice is a good one that always applies.
4  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Pudding request? on: June 09, 2009, 02:16:58 pm
Are sharing and requesting of puddings allowed or are they forbidden candy because of the cc policy? If so, please remove topic.

~*~

I've been unsuccessfully trying to cook up a specific face with the new CAS. Not that I was ever good with the old one. I am just not that good at copying nature's beautiful work. Or that of better face designers *g*. But I know there are way more talented simmers out there, so I ask of you, if any of you would like to cook a witcher pudding for me.

Beside the point that there's a lot of cc missing, that would be neccessary to perfect him, I'd be happy about a nice approximation of Geralt of Rivia (probably no stranger to most gamers). I find it especially difficult to model his distinctive nose and striking features without unbalancing the whole face. There is no slider to alter the shape of the forehead and I don't know how to compensate properly with the face profile slider. And, well, pretty much all the other features give me headaches, too. And yes, I have the slider enhancement mod, so it would be good to use that.

So, will anybody help me? I offer a pretty fantasy guy or gal in return. Smiley

I have some pics about how far I've come yet, but they're rubbish. I could provide my feeble try for a base, but it'd probably be better to start from scratch anyway.
5  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Help / Re: The Sims 3: What should I DO??? on: June 08, 2009, 08:09:59 pm
Um, she already said she has enough space on her drive.
But she fails to follow the topic, maybe she didn't find where it was moved to...
6  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Help / Re: The Sims 3: What should I DO??? on: June 08, 2009, 07:39:32 am
I just think EA are morons and borked the game with poor coding...
Haha, excuse me for having to laugh out loud for you stating that fact in all earnesty as if it was a whole new concept. Laugh2
You just made my day. Smiley
Sims code has always been poorly coded (why do we have so many hacks and fixes?) and every serious programmer cries out and does this: DOH2 when confronted with Sims code, lol. Or at least every programmer I know personally.

But enough with the off topic, sorry. Going to repent now.
7  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Help / Re: The Sims 3: What should I DO??? on: June 07, 2009, 06:02:15 pm
See, I have a plugin- a personal media drive for my computer in which I store MY things. Its memory isnt really shared with the computer itself. It has about 300 GB of space. And it currently still has about 240 GB of space meaning everything should be working fine right?

Mh... what do you mean by plugin drive? Is it a USB hd or eSATA or what kind of drive (I'm not aware what kinds of devices there are available in your part of the world)?
Because if you install a game on an external drive, it might be that the data transfer speed is too slow and hence the game lags.
Another thing: are all your drivers up to date? A dated graphics driver can make a world of difference.
8  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Help / Re: The Sims 3: What should I DO??? on: June 07, 2009, 01:41:18 pm
Um... what are you talking about?!  shocked
Do you intend to run both games simultaneously? This is a rhetorical question, since one of them would be idle anyway. You can't be awake and asleep at the same time.
As long as you don't run out of disk space, it doesn't matter how many games or other applications you have installed. It only matters what you run at any given time. Again, if there's space, you can let the stuff sit in the Sims 2 downloads folder. I have about a dozen games on my abacus and they are not jealous of each other. Wink

But. Dumping gigabytes of custom content on your desktop is a baaad idea in any case. You can put shortcuts of folders on your desktop, but never the data itself. That may very well slow down an application or your whole system, depending on your hardware setup. But that is just a sidenote.

Much more important is what kind of hardware you use to play a game. Do you meet the official and the real requirements for the game? I assume you don't know that much about your computer, but right here in the forum is a link to a page where you can test your computer, try that. Wait... yes, here it is: http://www.insimenator.org/index.php/topic,103991.0.html

And you can try to defragment your harddisk(s), stuff like that, but it sounds more like your computer can't handle the game. And it'll get worse with cc and expansions - mine ran absolutely flawlessly at first, but after only a few downloads the fun began with slow texture loading and it randomly gives me a memory leak, which might be just me, but... I do think you really need a good computer... or stay with Sims 2 for a while yet.


Edit: Here's another useful thread, which might help if it's a tight fit for you according to the test: http://www.insimenator.org/index.php/topic,105558.0.html
It's in the help section of the forum, which might be the a better place to be asking questions because someone else might've had the same problems.
9  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: Elixir of Life on: June 07, 2009, 10:01:32 am
I thought I didn't spoil it for you completely.
But you can easily deduce it from the hints that piled up here. Wink
10  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: Elixir of Life on: June 06, 2009, 07:22:05 pm
Right... that you can't buy at the supermarket - can you buy the other ingredient?
If not, high gardening skill also required.
But it's perfectly doable, if you didn't choose the shortest life span in the options.
Of course you are forced to learn skills not everybody intended to learn... Whistle
11  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: Game is out right? so why do you talk like its not? on: June 06, 2009, 04:52:01 pm
Can they also PM me?

Yes. Check your pm. Smiley
12  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: Elixir of Life on: June 06, 2009, 04:50:33 pm
Refine your cooking skills and save some money for a very expensive recipe... Grin
13  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: Give it a chance on: June 06, 2009, 07:11:09 am
Well, if you manage to populate your neighborhood with body-and-face-width-slider-far-left-sims instead of the default ones (except maybe the Goths), they might turn out okay. If somhow they fix the crazy clone spawning and crappy to nonexistant genetics, it might be okay (no cute chocolate kids from a white and a black parent, offspring is either one or the other skin colour, which make so no sense when there's that stupid color slider that prevents them having real skin). The neighbohood graphics are nice, the vista at the ocean is stunning - but they forgot the detail for the sims; the clothes blur and smudge onto the (ugly) skin, because they are only partly meshes, if at all. Simply hideous. Sims are all about aesthetics for me, but EA forgot all about that and prohibited we make it better. I'd really like to give it a chance, because there are nice aspects to the new game, but I just find myself wishing, one could put those couple of nice aspects into the Sims 2 game and have one perfect game instead. Wink
14  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: The sims 3, What do you think? on: June 04, 2009, 06:09:21 am
Use the cheats, no hack required.
For the money there's the well known 'kaching' and 'motherlode' and for motives use testingcheatsenabled true and shift-click on the mailbox (or just drag the sims' motives individually with the mouse).
But making money the hard way ist much more fun.
15  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: The Sims 3 DRM! on: June 03, 2009, 09:01:45 pm
Just like Ubisoft did with The Prince of Persia...
They did succeed in one thing, though. The fact of that the game was utterly crap meant I didn't pirate it at all, despite the lack of DRM. Not that DRM has ever stopped Pirate Cat. Of course, I didn't buy it, either, because it was CRAP. The lesson: Crappy games have nothing to fear from pirates.

Huh. I played that game compulsively four times in a row *scratches head*.
Modded it to be a bit more adult (sexy), though...
But then I spent some time in a hospital and haven't played it since. Grin
Went back to playing the witcher for, like the fourth time and have no trouble with the TAGES DRM. tongue
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