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31  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Help / Re: Test Your PC if its compatible with Sims 3 on: May 30, 2009, 05:32:37 am
Please don't give anybody advice to delete stuff on their computer, when they admit to have no clue - that's how they're likely to do harm to the system. And if the hd is too small, deleting stuff doesn't help anyway (defragmenting doesn't give more space either). Sometimes asking somebody else for help is the smart thing to do. Wink
I'd help in a heartbeat, if I weren't too far away.
32  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Help / Re: Test Your PC if its compatible with Sims 3 on: May 29, 2009, 09:14:23 pm
Disk space might be the least of any worries and easy (cheap) to remedy. If you're so bad with computer stuff, you should probably try and find someone who's good at that stuff and ask them to help you. Drivers are really important, so they should help you figure out which drivers you need and download them with you. And have a look at your hard disk(s).
33  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: The Sims 3 DRM! on: May 24, 2009, 06:45:53 pm
Lord knows we'd make it 10 times better then what it is now.

I heartily second that!
There are some nice ideas for new gameplay, but the novelty will wear off too quickly and then we'll mourn the possibility to have a mature game for adults and loads of new stuff and hacks for better gameplay (and all the little fixes for the little bugs that get overlooked by EA). Sigh.
34  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: The Sims 3 DRM! on: May 24, 2009, 05:54:22 am
So I am hoping TS3 will come with a patch, to help fix some of the more extreme glitches...
...when were all going to see the truth in what 9 moar days?

I'll be looking forward to 10 days from now.
Glitches? Hell, we would miss them if they weren't there! But you can't patch bad game design.
You may want to read the EULA and specifically section 2.A.
They won't "patch" that...
35  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: The Sims 3 DRM! on: May 23, 2009, 08:41:09 am
Ultimately, it doesn't matter. Any gripes we have about the game are based in its design, not in the minutiae. If the game's DESIGN is flawed, two weeks of additional work cannot save it.

Thank you!
That was exactely what I meant but didn't find the right words for, apparently.
36  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: The Sims 3 DRM! on: May 23, 2009, 05:28:14 am
Excuse me, Wednesday17 but I like everyone else on this forum have a right to their opinion. Do not tell me how and what to believe because you will likely loose the battle.

Whoa there! Slow down a bit, will ya. I said, no offense. That means I don't want to argue with you and sureley don't want to fight any battle. I don't know why you overreact that way, when I tell the truth as observed by myself about the game. I didn't attack you, I attacked EA. Unless you own EA, there's no reason for you to go to war with me. Now, English is not my native language and I might be making mistakes, but I really didn't intend to battle any Sims player, you might've misunderstood me there.

And to clear that up once more: believe all you want about a beta. Maybe they have yet fixed some things like spinning guitars and sims jumping through walls. BUT. That doesn't change the game itself. Or did you think they made two totally different concepts and leaked one out and the other will be fine? This is what they advertised, with the create a style feature (the one good thing) and the CAS without the possibility to make a realistic looking sim. It looks exactely like the videos. Look at my avatar, that's a Sims2 sim - you won't be seeing such beauty and detail in Sims3.

If I want to bahh like all the other flock of sheep EA is herding toward the game then I will. I don't think I will be wasting my money, come the 2nd because I planned on buying the game ANYWAY to complete my Sims collection, so thank you for telling me how to not spend my money Wink

And again, I don't dictate how you spend your money, I had hope you maybe weren't a sheep, but you want to be, so go and give them your money. But as long as they earn money from crap, they won't ever change the poor quality of their games. But you can't say you haven't been warned.

I do believe the game can be a nice experience if EA allow open source CC like they did in TS2. Do they not see that CC is what has kept the franchise alive for so long? Are they really that stupid to not allow the community to be creative and create their own content for their game, that they shelled out 50-70$ for?

Yes, they are. And that is my whole point. They created The Sims3 in a manner, that makes it illegal, even to make any custom content for your private use, let alone share it with the community. Because they saw, how big this is, how players jump on the custom content and they saw another business opportunity. They can make their own "custom content" now and sell it, yay! And they cannibalized not only the previous Sims incarnation, but also lots of custom mods from people who had made that in their own time and without money. When you buy it an play it you will know what I mean (don't beat me up again for telling you the facts, unpleasant as they may be, for I didn't make them). What I can tell you, is that I thought about a guy named Numenor a lot (from MTS2). I see a lot of his game modifications in this game (this already started with some of the later Sims2 EP's). So I'm sorry if you sympathize with the EA company that much and feel pain when I bash them, but don't cry and say I bashed you. See it for yourself and then we can talk again.
37  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: The Sims 3 DRM! on: May 22, 2009, 03:55:26 pm
PS: Yes, my graphics details are on highest settings.

And though the graphics are blurry, without detail and overall bad (I often read cartoonish, that describes it well), it pushes my gpu to get very hot instantly. No idea why, probably bad programming, not that that would be anything new for the Sims. That's why we need modders. Cheesy

And the game increases brightness of the overlay when it starts (that's probably why people have trouble with dark screenshots). Haven't found a way to prohibit that yet. That might be a minor issue that might be fixed in the final release, but I bet the general issues with the game will be the same.

Mhhh... an evil thought just crossend my mind when I thought about modders... do you suppose they'll offer bugfixes and useful gameplay tweaks for money in their lovely shop, too? Evil
38  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: The Sims 3 DRM! on: May 22, 2009, 01:23:12 pm
Ahem! have you SEEN the crappy graphics? They are not even worty of custom content. While it's okay to not have to put up with hideous colors, the hideousness of the objects make up for that. But this means something else entirely: it's simply not possible, to have things like the beautiful Enayla skins (one of my favorite mods), because the skins are not graphics files anymore, but simply a color tone you can choose. No details. So not even a point in waiting for a de-censor, because they are barbies and they'll stay barbies. The "details" of the barbies' skins, like hints of muscle and such are so blurry, you rather see them in overalls up to over their heads.
The clothes details are equally bad. Or shall I say nonexistent. Everything you look at closely is blurry and ugly.
No custom meshes possible.
No exchanging of files from one user to another or even to the other computer in the same room.
No exchanging of sims.
It's back to a children's game. The very little ones - no offense intended to those of us who retain their inner child, I'm one of those myself.

I am sorry for the off topic-ness of my post, but I'm responding to posts, mainly those of SimGirl20. Again, no offense, but you still seem to cling on to the belief in some good in EA, but some time this belief is going to be shattered and it's rather before you give them their money (if you'll buy and play for a month and then go back to Sims2, they will still have your money). I really wanted to buy, but after I tested it, I think it is a slap in the face of a lot of brilliant modders with brilliant ideas, which were taken and implemented in the new game, as long as they suited them. And the other kind of mods, the ones they didn't like, they still used to a degree, so they knew how to prevent them from happening again. It's shameful and for me, EA commited their last big sin, I won't ever even consider to buy one of their games now. Everything I tried out in the last years disappointed me and this tops it off. Their games went from bad to worse and the money didn't go into developing, but into stupid DRM (yes, it's expensive!). And if anyone still thinks, this is a beta and the gold version will be completely different as in acceptable graphics and doable cc, wake up.

Sorry again, I'm off now to mourn the end of an era silently. Wink
39  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: The Sims 3 DRM! on: May 20, 2009, 09:31:23 pm
Yes, I was tempted to say we all sharered or stuff freely, but when you count in sites like TSR or Peggy...
I didn't intend to imply that any member of Insimenator earned any money from cc!  shocked
40  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: The Sims 3 DRM! on: May 20, 2009, 12:20:50 pm
Well, they lied about other obvious things, maybe that's just another example of "we tell 'em they can't, so they don't even try". They still seem to think we are stupid - after they usurped and implemented A LOT OF things that were MODDED for TS2 that was obviously missing...

And now buying custom content, pfff! Most of us shared our stuff for free, now they want to earn extra money not only from the ep's, but from CC as well, they mad?? shocked
41  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: The Sims 3 DRM! on: May 20, 2009, 11:43:53 am
Bloom, did you find out where the custom created files go to?
And the files you can share with the evil launcher?
42  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: The Sims 3 DRM! on: May 20, 2009, 09:36:02 am
And if there is not supposed to be custom content, why do we have this?

Because you create items, or I should say styles with the style tool, which you can save. Those files get a star, ergo, they are "custom content". These are the files you can exchange via the "evil launcher" (tm). So no REAL CC here.

There are obviously different versions of the game out there, meaning there are fully functional and surprisingly bug-free versions.
No online registration neccessary.
With a serial key installation.
And of course with SecuROM, it's just very quiet. They did not only lie, they obviously counted on people not noticing the malware, because we might think, if there's a serial, that will be that. Well, wrong. Evil liars. Who even think they can make us believe, star-y items are custom content, when it's just a little color-sliding. Well... *sigh*
Why, did you expect anything different?
43  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: The Sims 3 DRM! on: May 19, 2009, 05:39:05 am
Well, isn't the most important point of seeking out arrg software to avoid DRM? Of course the arrg is fixed that way and it's no means to prove if there's SecuROM on the retail version or not. So yes, I am 99% positive that there's SecurROM on The Sims 3 - but you won't be able to tell that from the leaked version, because that one is cleaned. Simple. As. That.

Maybe EA wants to do the same as Ubisoft: convince pc players that they should not buy their product and afterwards whine that pc players are evil pirates and therefore not even worthy to be allowed to BUY DLC. Sorry, that's the pc vs. console issue... but not really that different at all if one looks closely.The loser is always the paying customer. Sad
44  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: Star Trek parody on: May 18, 2009, 07:08:40 am
Whoa! Thanks a lot for that image! shocked
Hate Ferengies.
Am I glad I have a pretty pointy-eared hobgoblin, err, Vulcan named Spock.
I think you know where I got him from... Grin
45  The Sims 3 / Sims 3 Buzz / Re: Who's going to get the The Sims 3? on: May 17, 2009, 06:58:07 am
I am kind of intrigued. But I haven't been buying any Sims products since Bon Voyage. Or any other EA games, for that matter. Yes, since SecuROM. And I vowed to myself to continue my boycott as long as EA stays that disrespectful towards their customers. Of course I encourage everyone else to do the same. cool

Of course there are ways, if one is wildly curious... there's always the option of buying second hand (they don't get any money from it, but it is still legal). And of course removing the malware before installing it to my beloved computer. Wink
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