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Mad Poster
#7576 Old 5th May 2012 at 1:04 PM
Sorry, Josepina - the fire hydrant statue is funny and that's it. Tastes and senses of humor vary, that's all.

I put one in my pet cemetery.

Ugly is in the heart of the beholder.
(My simblr isSim Media Res . My most recent book is Sullivan, That Summer. In case you care.)
Field Researcher
#7577 Old 5th May 2012 at 1:28 PM
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If a fortune sim wants to marry a rich sim, must the rich sim live on their own?


If you're moving the fortune sim into the rich sim's household, there's no problem. If you're moving the rich sim into the fortune sim's household, there may be a problem if the game decides your rich sim doesn't acutally have ownership of enough of the household money to be considered a rich sim.

I recently re-booted Pleasantview. Dina married Mortimer at her house (Alexander moved in also) and he didn't bring enough simoleans with him to satisfy the 'marry a rich sim' want. (Poor Dina )
Mad Poster
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Field Researcher
#7578 Old 5th May 2012 at 7:31 PM
I downloaded the SmokeSentry SmokeSniffer 3000 - ceiling version by Targa, and now I regret it, because it's more obtrusive than the Maxi original. Trouble is, the ceiling version has now replaced the original. If I delete the ceiling version from the Buy catalogue in game, will that also delete the original, leaving me without a smoke detector?

I've just spent half an hour roving through my Downloads folders, and there's no trace of Targa's ceiling version. Any clues, anyone, please?
Mad Poster
#7579 Old 5th May 2012 at 7:43 PM
Are you 100% sure the original Maxis smoke detector is gone? I didn't see anything on the Overview or in the Comments for Targa's that suggests her ceiling version is a replacement for the original.

How long ago did you download it? If it was fairly recent, organizing your downloads by date ought to make it easier to find for removal.
Scholar
#7580 Old 5th May 2012 at 8:11 PM
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Originally Posted by music2ologist
I've just spent half an hour roving through my Downloads folders, and there's no trace of Targa's ceiling version. Any clues, anyone, please?
The file is called Targas_Ceiling_SmokeAlarm so if you didn't rename it all you have to do is go to your start menu and type that into the search box. It should take like 2 seconds to find it.
Field Researcher
#7581 Old 5th May 2012 at 8:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Honeywell
The file is called Targas_Ceiling_SmokeAlarm so if you didn't rename it all you have to do is go to your start menu and type that into the search box. It should take like 2 seconds to find it.


Thanks for the information, but I regret it came too late. I had already deleted the ceiling version from my ingame Buy catalogue, and found that the wall version was not revealed underneath - it is totally gone. So when I ran the search you recommended, it was not found. I guess my next foolish question is - how do I get the wall version back into my Buy catalogue? In perhaps a hundred houses in nine neighborhoods I have the wall smoke alarm on the kitchen wall, but not in the catalogue. Must I resign myself to the fact that it's gone forever? (Thanks, Targa!)
Scholar
#7582 Old 5th May 2012 at 8:54 PM
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Originally Posted by music2ologist
Thanks for the information, but I regret it came too late. I had already deleted the ceiling version from my ingame Buy catalogue, and found that the wall version was not revealed underneath - it is totally gone. So when I ran the search you recommended, it was not found. I guess my next foolish question is - how do I get the wall version back into my Buy catalogue? In perhaps a hundred houses in nine neighborhoods I have the wall smoke alarm on the kitchen wall, but not in the catalogue. Must I resign myself to the fact that it's gone forever? (Thanks, Targa!)
I just downloaded Targa's smoke detector and it has a different file name & GUID than the original. That plus the fact it has 13,000 downloads with no mentions of it overriding the original (thanks Darby) makes me think it might not be the cause of your problems. So if I were you, I'd remove my downloads folder and see if that fixes the problem and hope I didn't mess up my installation files. G'luck--I hope it turns out to be an easy fix.
Site Helper
#7583 Old 5th May 2012 at 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by music2ologist
I had already deleted the ceiling version from my ingame Buy catalogue, and found that the wall version was not revealed underneath - it is totally gone. So when I ran the search you recommended, it was not found. I guess my next foolish question is - how do I get the wall version back into my Buy catalogue?
If you have deleted something from the installation files, then you may have to reinstall to get it back.
Instructor
#7584 Old 6th May 2012 at 7:59 AM
Or download a new alarm to save the hassle of reinstalling? Or a hack that stops fires. How often does that happen irl anyway?
Field Researcher
#7585 Old 6th May 2012 at 4:14 PM
Since the Exchange closed I've been a frustrated storyteller. I'd like to post sim stories here, but I don't know how. I've roved around the tutorials here until my head aches. There's got to be an easier way!

I've just taken about forty photographs of a story, and uploaded them to photobucket, but how do I put them together with text? I really can't write without the pictures in front of me, but they are in photobucket, and I can't paste them into Word. Today I tried the modmypanties picture hosting here, and that works, but I can't upload just one picture with a few paragraphs, and then start all over again. How can I get the story all together before uploading?
Field Researcher
#7586 Old 6th May 2012 at 4:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Josepina
Or download a new alarm to save the hassle of reinstalling? Or a hack that stops fires. How often does that happen irl anyway?


Thanks for the suggestions. Perhaps I'll get to enjoy fires.
Theorist
#7587 Old 6th May 2012 at 5:04 PM
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Originally Posted by music2ologist
Since the Exchange closed I've been a frustrated storyteller. I'd like to post sim stories here, but I don't know how. I've roved around the tutorials here until my head aches. There's got to be an easier way!

I've just taken about forty photographs of a story, and uploaded them to photobucket, but how do I put them together with text? I really can't write without the pictures in front of me, but they are in photobucket, and I can't paste them into Word. Today I tried the modmypanties picture hosting here, and that works, but I can't upload just one picture with a few paragraphs, and then start all over again. How can I get the story all together before uploading?


A lot of people use Livejournal for posting stories, myself included. What I do is have notepad open on the bottom half of my computer screen, and the other half has Windows Photo Gallery. My pictures are all named in order, so after copying the HTML code from Photobucket, I open the first one, paste the code, write my crappy commentary, then move on to the next picture. I use the same bit of copied code all the time and just change the picture name so I don't have to keep going back and forth into Photobucket. Once it's all typed, I copy the whole thing, paste it in my blog entry window, spell check, preview and post.

The only problem I can think of is if the pictures have stupid filenames, but that can easily be fixed with a program to batch rename files.
Mad Poster
#7588 Old 6th May 2012 at 5:10 PM
Print out the pictures and have them next to you when you type on a word processor? Get a word processor that isn't such a jackass about pictures? But photobucket shouldn't be necessary for making a word processor document anyway - you should be able to paste the .jpg (don't know about .png) directly into any halfway decent word processor or presentation-creation software and place, size, and orient it to suit your needs. But then you'd still have to figure out how to share it.

Make a blog?

I had hoped, when we got the new Microsoft Office Suite so I could convert documents for submission to publishers who insist on Word documents (WORD SUCKS! I WON'T USE IT!), that I'd be able to read the .xml documents generated by the story albums in it, including the pictures, but apparently we skipped the version that allowed that. If I'd heard right and one ever did. I can only read my own sims stories in the game or through a webbrowser which doesn't pick up the pictures. I could make a word processing document but that's more time consuming than it's worth.

Ugly is in the heart of the beholder.
(My simblr isSim Media Res . My most recent book is Sullivan, That Summer. In case you care.)
Instructor
#7589 Old 6th May 2012 at 5:34 PM
Is there a way to remove a sim's permaplat status?
Field Researcher
#7590 Old 6th May 2012 at 5:40 PM
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Originally Posted by sushigal007
I use the same bit of copied code all the time and just change the picture name so I don't have to keep going back and forth into Photobucket. Once it's all typed, I copy the whole thing, paste it in my blog entry window, spell check, preview and post. ..The only problem I can think of is if the pictures have stupid filenames, but that can easily be fixed with a program to batch rename files.


Um ... if you use the same bit of copied code all the time, you get the same picture, right? Sorry to be dense. Do you compose in Live Journal? At what point to do you put in the correct photographs?

Anyway, thanks for the help. I'll have a look at Livejournal.
Theorist
#7591 Old 6th May 2012 at 5:51 PM
I change the end of the code with the filename each time. That's the only difference it needs. So if my copied code is http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums.../example001.png, then I just have to change the 1 to 2 to 3 to 4 and so on. I do this in notepad so I have a saved copy, and view the pictures on my hard drive.

Although thinking about it, I always use LJ's HTML updater. They have a Rich Text Editor that may be easier for you to start with.
Forum Resident
#7592 Old 6th May 2012 at 6:32 PM
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Originally Posted by omglo
Is there a way to remove a sim's permaplat status?


Batbox from MATY: "wants" -> "toggle LTW satisfaction" -> "on/off".

If you are doing this because a sim has achieved perma-plat through maxing out their LTA meter, they will revert to being perma-plat at the beginning of the next hour (because apparently EA made it so that LTA-related perma-plat status is checked every hour): get Rufio's NoLTAPermaplat mod to stop that happening.

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Scholar
#7593 Old 6th May 2012 at 10:19 PM
Does the time of day effect how many sims are on a community lot? I took my sim to a club after 9pm and it was a ghost town with 2-3 people, but there were many more during the day when I played another family going to the same place.
Instructor
#7594 Old 6th May 2012 at 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by katya_stevens
Batbox from MATY: "wants" -> "toggle LTW satisfaction" -> "on/off".

If you are doing this because a sim has achieved perma-plat through maxing out their LTA meter, they will revert to being perma-plat at the beginning of the next hour (because apparently EA made it so that LTA-related perma-plat status is checked every hour): get Rufio's NoLTAPermaplat mod to stop that happening.
Thanks.
Scholar
#7595 Old 7th May 2012 at 1:25 AM
Will a grand vampire show up on neighborhood community lots or will he/she only show up on downtown community lots?
Scholar
#7596 Old 7th May 2012 at 3:23 AM
I think only downtown lots. I put all my community lots on my main hood just to avoid him and the extra subhood.
Mad Poster
#7597 Old 7th May 2012 at 4:42 AM
The two master vampires will follow an enemy or a friend to a residential lot anywhere, but they're downtownies and will only be randomly met on downtown lots.

My Count Ralph is very argumentative and has a habit of picking fights, losing them, and then showing up at his enemy's house the next day just long enough to complain that the sun burns him and run away; this behavior is on an endless loop. He never makes it to the trash can or the newspaper till darkness falls.

Ugly is in the heart of the beholder.
(My simblr isSim Media Res . My most recent book is Sullivan, That Summer. In case you care.)
Instructor
#7598 Old 7th May 2012 at 5:53 AM
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Originally Posted by lazzybum
Does the time of day effect how many sims are on a community lot? I took my sim to a club after 9pm and it was a ghost town with 2-3 people, but there were many more during the day when I played another family going to the same place.


That would be the reason for the downtown that came with 'nightlife'. I didn't put that together until just now either. Traffic does slow down at night unless you use the customer limit adjuster which makes businesses always full. Which is cheating but how else do you get more than 9 customers on a lot? If you have large community lots they always look dead.

Maybe that is why no children come to my bowling alley too. Have you noticed kids at yours Lazzy?
Field Researcher
#7599 Old 7th May 2012 at 6:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Josepina
Maybe that is why no children come to my bowling alley too. Have you noticed kids at yours Lazzy?


I believe teenagers all go home at nine, and I think children go home at seven. At least, children who walk past residential lots at nightfall just have time to shake hands before exclaiming over the lateness of the hour, and going home. So, no children or teenagers at the night spots.

I have sometimes wondered whether the number of sims at a community lot is affected by the sociability of the playable sim who is visiting. I too have been frustrated, after sending a recluse to meet people, to find the community lot empty, spooky, echoing. People do turn up later, but it takes a while. On the other hand, a sim with twenty friends will arrive to the genial chatter of a crowded lot. I can hear them even before the lot opens and my sim arrives. Is this just chance?
Instructor
#7600 Old 7th May 2012 at 6:49 AM
You are probably onto something there. I had noticed sometimes lots are crowded before my sim arrives too.

I did the same thing as Lazzy though by not having a downtown to save having the extra loading screen. The bowling alley is in my main hood and there's no kids during daylight hours even on weekends.

Makes me wonder if there's a difference between a shopping hood and other hoods now. Other than extra space for shops.
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