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mimi_sardinia: (Starwing)
Well I am finally doing it. I am reloading The Sims 2.

It's a long process - I have all the expansions as well as the Stuff packs, and the main expansions tend to want Disc 1 put back in at the end of the installing of that exp.

Then I will have to excavate all my custom content, which is divided up into a dozen or more folders for sake of copying convenience.

I don't have any of my old saves, and I seriously doubt I have any old saves of my pet favourite homemate sims. Oh, I can attempt to rebuild them, but there's no absolute guarantee I'll get them the same. Ultra Magnus may get fertilised by the wrong alien. Aeris and Squall's baby may take more after Squall - id I can find the original Aeris I had who mothered Ellone Ifalna.

And I don't have much hope of that.

I hope I have a better chance wih regaining Starwing.

ETA: As it turns out, I am missing huge swathes of CC I thought I had. Namely sims I thought I had. The most egregious absence is, of course, my TF sims, and my extra optional aliens. I will have to hunt them down, and it looks like I can't have Sunstorm or Dawnwar again, since those recolours came from Dogbite.

I am probably also missing all that cool content that made Starwing look cool in the icon on this post - wings, Cardasian dress, Terminator skin, possibly even the hair style.

If so, I will probably slink back to the comforting arms of S3 and Baldur's Gate 2.

I may be lucky... there seems to be pre-existing Optimus content, so I just hope that also includes Ultra Magnus.

ETA - The Revenge: I Am Relieved )

Yutz

Sep. 18th, 2011 01:05 pm
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It appears I cannot load Bridgeport, again.

I wanted to take a bit of time out from playing the Praadera family so I am starting on something totally different and want to use a different town than either Sunset Valley or Twinbrook. Seems somewhere along the line my game won't play nice with the Big City so I am having to go back to the town I was a bit suspicious of, Riverview.

I can't afford at the moment to put out the money needed for simpoints to by Barnacle Bay, and I think there's another downloadable town available now, but same thing applies. The only reason I have Riverview was because it was free.

I also have half a dozen of my older OC sims I need to rebuild as I didn't totally trust the old versions not to crash the game on me. I have, once again, lost my pair of sisters that [livejournal.com profile] agiftedmind created based on herself and one of her own OCs. The save I had of them were in a house and something in that house doesn't mix with the current version of the program.

I am also feeling very tempted to reload The Sims 2 and start again with it. I kinda hope that I could recreate my S2 Starwing, as well as several of my other characters.

Right now however I am fiddling with a new copy of Kyla Yaslana.
mimi_sardinia: (Mimi)
I am having to uninstall the Sims 2 because I just found that my A drive was practically full. That may be the reason I had so many "Low Virtual Memory" warnings, but even so, those were before I installed S3.

I've saved the last save folder over onto Vector Prime - the terabyte drive - but this does bring into question whether next time I have money, I should go in and get a total overhaul and get a new A drive installed. Of course doing that likely means I have to reinstall absolutely everything on the computer, so it's a bit of an intimidating matter, but still, it will do huge favours for the system over all.

At least with the Sims, I am well distracted by S3, so I won't be too bugged by not having S2.


Edit: Unistalling that (and everything else I could find to pull off) has freed up 19 MB - that's almost half of the drive freed up. Yes, I know, a 40 MB drive is small but one has to remember that Airë is the only piece of the original computer we bought in 2001 left in the current system. Back in 2001 40 MB was reasonably good - I think top of the line was only 80 MB then.

Hopefully clearing all that will help the system work better.

^_^

Aug. 14th, 2009 11:14 pm
mimi_sardinia: (Elephant)
Went out yesterday, right after an early grocery shop, went up to Chermside (big shopping centre on the north side) with [livejournal.com profile] agiftedmind. We spent several hours wandering around there, looking through all the shops that keep toys - Toyworld, Target, Big W, Kmart - and generally had fun. I finally got a Sunstorm toy - TFA Sunstorm and Activators Ratchet set.

After that, we came back through, down to my place and she stayed over the night. We watched some of my G1 vids and ended up sleeping on the floor (not too bad when I had enough pillows under bonier spots... and she had the beanbag), watch some more G1 this morning (including the dreaded Carnage In C Minor - animation errors and kooky plot festival!) before she headed off on the bus.

All in all, fun times.


Jetporn happens )

Meanwhile, some sim stuff )
mimi_sardinia: (Mimi)
I have, lately, been starting to move various nieghbourhood kids into college. That means there's also been some incidental aging-up of younger children.

Here's a few of the families I've been working on at the moment.

Prowl, Blue and Jazz )

Alice )

Roddy )

The Hyperbole Twins and the Sardinia Siblings )
mimi_sardinia: (Blue Redeye Kitty)
There was an unfortunate side-effect to my clearing-out of all the excess junk I had in my game - Prowl's eyes. Somehow I lost the colour I'd used on her and she'd been rendered with basic brown. Downright annoying! Couldn't the game have at least given her basic blue?

Anyway, after reloading several of the eye colours I'd scrapped, to no avail, I went to same way I'd done for replanting Rose and Daisy - I made a new sim in Prowl's image to convert Prowl to with the Sim Copy mirror... Bluestreak )
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
I'm a bit bored, and I haven't posted in a while (haven't been doing much and haven't had any significant toy acquisitions), so I felt like spamming my journal with random pics from my Sims game, and general Sims natter.

Random Sims Narf )

A Few Pics

Apr. 11th, 2009 10:37 pm
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I ended up remaking the twins, then due to some silly fiddling, I had to reload the save files totally so I lost both the Twins and the made-over Elita/Blackarachnia. So, I ended up having to remake all three again, and this time I'm happier with the results - BA has properly red eyes, and the Twins have the pointed ears that all the holos have.

Anyway... )
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
I finally got around to constructing these two -
Sunstreaker and Sidewipe )
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
I did mention that two of my sim toddlers in Edea's care has a paternal sim who is Bhaal, didn't I? Well I got pictures: High Lord of Creepy Sims )


Meanwhile, I also made a Blackarachnia Sim )
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Because [livejournal.com profile] kotono asked, I got some more pics of Edea while I redid all the stuff I lost.

Here-ya )

Argh!

Apr. 5th, 2009 03:12 am
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
I have just spent the last few hours working on Edea's household - I moved them all again, and was getting all the lot set up and all, it's a lot from MST2 that is big, but is mostly open and has a huge number of trees, with only a small house. I'd got all sorts of things I felt it needed and all, and I'd just decided to age up the kids and in the middle of doing a little makeover work on Blaise... it crashed and I lost the whole damn evening's work!

Dammit, that is going to be a pain to do over again, though I think I'll dispense with some of the outdoor stuff I put in... but it's a pain to have to do all that work over again.


I just have to say, I hate building houses from scratch. I think I did it too much, and got sick of so many of them being terribly blocky, and all the stuff that needs to be done to get it all properly renovated and all. Probably one of the reasons why I'm not doing much in the Seeker house is for just that reason. After the Prima house and the admittedly lost session in the Grove lot with Edea... well I'm feeling very tempted to start yet again with the Seekers on a premade lot - if I can find one I like.


Just... bleh.
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
I just wanted to post a few pics of my Prima household - my human "holo" sims of Optimus and Magnus and Roller.

More Sims Picspam! )
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
So as previously mentioned in past sims posts, while talking with [livejournal.com profile] agiftedmind on AIM, I got to making human sims for my TF muses - [mostly] female sims.

I got around to creating them in the game itself now, though only a few of them as yet. I had to turn Optimus into a teenager, because I wanted Roller as her little sister, which meant I had to also give them a mother, who has been named "Alpha".

I have yet to get pictures of them, but I've got a few of another couple of holo-sims...
The Enforcer Sisters )

Oh, [livejournal.com profile] agiftedmind? Any work for you? )
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
I finally got around to getting myself a Universe Legends class Jazz.

Phone pics )

Meanwhile, I have started a project of making holoforms for my muses, by dint of making them human sims. My Progress So Far... )
mimi_sardinia: (Default)
I have made mention of a number of sims I have transfered over from an old game, so I thought a picture guide to who they are would not be out of place.

The Children Of Squall the Prolific )

Sims Stuff

Feb. 25th, 2009 09:54 pm
mimi_sardinia: (Dawnwar)
So... a few of the latest Sims doings... Read more... )
mimi_sardinia: (Mimi)
My recent generation of a new sim child to Aeris and Squall reminded me of just fond I am of the first such sim I had - the original Ellone Ifalna. As a result, I've dug her out of my savegame files and shifted her into the nieghbourhood I am currently playing.

With her I also moved a few of her OC family members - Storm, Wind, Talos, Silvanas, Lucrecia, Kestra... and one of the other uni students I'd created, Robert Albrect. There's been a few name changes and I may still go back and also change the first name of my current Aeris's girl, because I find it hard thinking of her as "Ellone Ifalna".
mimi_sardinia: (Megatron's Whipping Boy)
Of all the strange things... for some mysterious reason, the house that the Seekers were in, in the Sims, has vanished and the Seekers were in the Families bin (the place that families get put when they aren't placed on a lot).

Currently, I have all of the Seekers living across the road from where their house was - in the house that Starscream and Soundwave have just moved in to. I have a new lot across from them, but it's a blank lot, not a repeat of the old lot (that has it's issues for why I am not totally happy with it), but I just realised I'm going to have to move someone out of Star and Sound's house to claim it. *Sigh*

Anyway, I'm going to try building my own attempt at a house for them. At least I only have to set up... four rooms? Maybe I'll do five, with possible plans of a child for Warp and TC.

Whoo!

Nov. 20th, 2008 05:33 pm
mimi_sardinia: (FFIV - Cecil Kain Rosa)
I went in to put down a token payment on my games laybuy at EB Games, but the guy there gave me the games for the current sale price they're on for at the moment. That meant, that with the amount of money I'd already paid I was owed some money by the shop, so I got the just-released Mansion and Garden Stuff pack for the Sims 2, and a gift card for another $15.10. I may end up using that as a down-payment for Spore, after I have TFA Magnus and the DVDs off laybuy.

But it means I have FFXII:RW and FFIV DS sitting in front of me.

ETA: I have just been watching the start of the game... my nickname for Cecil is apropriate - Emo (short for Lord Emo). The bedroom chat with Rosa is quite sappy and having voices makes it even moreso, and... I don't like Kain's voice, it's too deep. ;_;

I'll have to go through it again because I can't put all my attention into it right now - I'm doing my daily journal sweep and have a Sims pack to install.

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