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1  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / Re: Bodyshop problems with Ultimate Collection on: May 06, 2019, 02:06:55 am
Try running it as admin (right-click shortcut or EXE, Properties, compability, tick the "run as admin" box)
I've got an ASUS laptop with Win7, and that's what worked for me.

Like Hobbes said, you need to use the proper EXE. Not sure if there are multiple ones in the UC, but the one in the SP9 folder is the right one.
2  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / Re: Screen Shots wont show on: March 14, 2019, 11:46:58 am
Before you reinstall the rest of your games you may want to do a backup of your saved game files (in the Documents folder) if you don't want to lose them or want to replace them. Basically just copy the entire folder to an external harddrive or to a safe spot on your computer if you have enough space.

It should also be possible to repair the games via Origin if they're registered there. Again, take a backup.

Copy the entire bolded folder below, and sort out the files you need later.
C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2
C:\Users\Kine\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3
C:\Users\Kine\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4
(folder paths may vary with game version, and computer OS + setup)

You can also try to rename the folder and let the game regenerate a new one (this is the safest and quickest way to "reinstall" and at the same doing a "backup" of the folder as long as there's nothing wrong with the install files. I think it works for all 3 games). It's also the easiest way to test if there's something wrong in the saved game, because all you need to do to go back to your old game is to rename or delete the new folder, and fix the folder name for the old one.
3  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / Re: Screen Shots wont show on: March 13, 2019, 04:34:33 pm
An antivirus program can be the problem. Have you tried to whitelist or exclude the Sims folders in the antivirus program?

I've had Avast earlier, and didn't notice anything like this. Never heard of Bullguard.

For sims 2, you need to look in the screenshot folders in the neighborhood folder for the neighborhood you played. The separate screenshot folder won't have your pictures.
4  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / Re: Screen Shots wont show on: March 13, 2019, 05:39:17 am
Are you using a screenshot program, and which one is it?

First of all, make sure the screnshot program is actually running before you run your game.
(I've used Gadwin Printscreen for a long while, and back when I used XP or Vista I could set it to run at startup, but on my laptop with Win7 the setting doesn't work, so I have tos tart it manually)

Second, if the program won't take pictures of your game when running in fullscreen, or returns a black picture (I've also had this problem with Gadwin previously), try running the games in windowed mode.
(It's possible to have one shortcut for full mode and one for windowed).
5  Simmers' Paradise / Sims 2 Web / Re: Moonlightdragon (upd 13 jan 2019) on: March 06, 2019, 06:36:44 am
And some more 2t4 conversions:

Various hospital machines















Hospital Clutter - 2t4



6  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / Re: The case of the missing objects! New expansion question on: February 27, 2019, 04:54:51 pm
When you install a new EP you need to re-enable CC, and restart the game. If it doesn't work, try again.

As long as the CC isn't showing, CC isn't properly enabled.

7  Simmers' Paradise / I Want My Own Thread / Re: Theraven's crazy collection of simmies (31.May 17) on: February 15, 2019, 08:39:02 pm
Been a while since I posted pics here, so have a spam post  cool

Some tiny cutiepies











Triplets Timothy, Jimmy and Dennis


Amelia



Some tiny Star Wars and Harry Potter fans-to-be...







A few more tiny Jedis, Yodas, Stormpoopers and Imperial crawlers...







Do you want to build a snowman?



Julia and Lisa



Lisa, Julia and Jake in their new autumn wear



Marcie and Jamie



Just havin' fun








Erica chillin' out among the flowers


Tony playin' it cool and chillin' with his cuddly bunny.



Relaxing in the park




Jenna and Peter's wedding photoshoot




And some various Brooks pictures





















And finally, some contest pics from the baby/toddler contest over at MTS:

~Twins Avery and Ellie, with their little brother Jamie, finding wonders in the most ordinary things~


"Do you want to build a snowman?"












8  Simmers' Paradise / Sims 2 Web / Re: Moonlightdragon (upd 13 jan 2019) on: February 02, 2019, 04:12:32 pm
Updates for TS4

February 2, 2019:

Deco babies 2t4 - Preemie version


NICU beds for TS4




IV pole - 2t4


Hospital Entrance Sign - 2t4


9  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Discussion / Re: Download people (decoration) in motion. on: January 18, 2019, 11:11:54 am
You might as well use a regular sim, because adding animations to a deco object is much harder than making a pose/animation box or a few extra "background" sims. You'll also have pretty much the same polycount and textures.

For storytelling I tend to make a few families with various sims, dress each sim up in different clothes and hairstyles, and use those as "extras". Make them look a little generic in face structure, and you're good to go. You can change pretty much everything except skin and eyes easily ingame, and for eyes you can use contacts (makeup or accessories).

You can use a summoning mod to add the sims to the lot temporarily, though I do advice to not save after doing so. Keeps things a bit neater.
10  Simmers' Paradise / Sims 2 Web / Re: Moonlightdragon (upd 28. March 18) on: January 13, 2019, 11:45:41 am
11  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / Re: A way to add sims2 to show up in family tree on: January 04, 2019, 06:38:08 pm
Only having NL and Uni would reduce the usability of mods like the Insimenator, since it's based on hidden or less available ingame functions, and doesn't actually add something new. Functions that come with EPs you don't have will not show or in some cases won't work properly.

Not sure which EPs are needed for the Family Tree to work, but I'm guessing one of the EPs you don't have added some of the functions, and that's why it's not working.
12  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / Re: A way to add sims2 to show up in family tree on: January 02, 2019, 07:35:44 am
Could be you need the Pets pack (or above?) for these mods to work. Insim is supposed to be backwards compatible, but I'm pretty sure the SimBlender needs Pets (or above?) to work.

Sometimes you'll also get the option to ask another sim to move in if they've got a good enough relationship - but it's been so long since I played anything near vanilla style that I can't remember if that only works for lovers/fiancees.

Which EPs/SPs/game version do you have? Makes it easier to figure out which mods you can use.
13  Simmers' Paradise / General Sims 2 Help / Re: A way to add sims2 to show up in family tree on: January 01, 2019, 04:50:36 pm
The Insimenator mod has a Family Tree object (looks like the ingame Bonzai tree). One of the options is to add sims to the family permanently.

Are you sure you've put the mod in the right folder and all? Make sure to unpack it from the archive, and put it in your Downloads folder. I've used the latest version since I installed M&G back in 2009, and it works fine (for me and most other people who still use it).

I use the SIM version (adds menus to sims, spawn menu for the Insim objects, and menus when you click on the ground). The OBJ version only adds the objects so you have to find them in the buy menu (Electronics/misc, I think). Not sure about the DEST version.
14  Simmers' Paradise / Where Can I Find...? / Re: Another link for insimenator on: December 23, 2018, 03:39:05 pm
Rar and zip files don't show up ingame. You need to unpack them, as the game can only read package files.
15  Simmers' Paradise / Where Can I Find...? / Re: Another link for insimenator on: December 21, 2018, 03:35:49 pm
Which version did you download? SIM, OBJ or DEST?
Also, remember to make sure CC is enabled, and that you've put the ".package" file in your Downloads folder, not the zip/Rar file.

The current version should work for all game configurations (up to and including AL/M&G/UC)
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