A question for PC Simmers...

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enkeli63 wrote:I have played many of the challenges (especially Legacy of course), but without true family interactions and lively community lots, Sims 3 is just not fun.
You can try the various MODs from http://nraas.wikispaces.com/
Story progression is interesting and I recommend the MasterController to be able to switch households as well as control the town's population (yes, it can be very full if that is you want to do!).
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enkeli63 wrote:I have played many of the challenges (especially Legacy of course), but without true family interactions and lively community lots, Sims 3 is just not fun.
You can try the various MODs from http://nraas.wikispaces.com/
Story progression is interesting and I recommend the MasterController to be able to switch households as well as control the town's population (yes, it can be very full if that is you want to do!).
Thanks, but I am against mods (in any game, really). Mods and cc are right for some people, but not for me.
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Re: A question for PC Simmers...

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Perturbee wrote:A quick question for the regular Sims players: would you like a separate subforum here for all things Sims (1/2/3/4)?
I would love a subforum here for all things Sim!

After reading about Sims 3 PC version on here I am going to give it a try as the decorating etc. is the part I enjoy and find that in SFP it is just so hard to make the money and LP's I need to do what I want in the game (also the choices are limiting and it sounds like they aren't in Sims 3). After reading about toddler interactions (or lack of) in Sims 3 I think I will keep SFP going for that and dip into the goals etc. when I feel like it.

I just hope my brain can cope with learning something new :) It wasn't made for gaming that's for sure, that is why I would love a subforum on here so I can figure out what to do. I have learnt so much about SFP on here. (Thanks again Perturbee for setting it up and keeping it running so smoothly)
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ZeeGee wrote:Nandireya, how are you liking Sims 3? Pros and cons? Thinking of buying...
I can't really say. I've been so busy trying to transfer everything over to my new computer when I'm not at work I haven't had a lot of time to play it. Though, in the few times I have I have found it quite glitchy. It crashes nearly every time I play it. Very annoying when it takes so long to load.

When it does load it runs fairly smoothly. There's no load screens when you follow your sim from one location to another. There's a lot more options for stuff...clothes, hair, furnishing. There doesn't appear to be a sim limit. You can customise their personality and looks to a far greater degree. You can give them five seperate traits and completely alter their body shape and facial features...though not their height.

You can have as many kids as you want. They grow and age on their own unless you switch the aging off. So no need to bake birthday cakes...though you can do that too. You can go from baby all the way to elderly. You can choose their level of free will...they'll eat, sleep, take care of their hygiene and go to work on their own or you can completely control every aspect of their lives. You can pick and choose their goals.

It's not as instinctive to play as Freeplay. I find it difficult to build things and turn things. You can't switch from one household to another easily. If you do, the household you were playing with will lose all their goals. They can intermingle to a degree...you can visit your neighbours, become friends with them, invite them over, but you can't switch to the neighbour while doing this.

I'm hoping Sims 4 will be a combination of the two. The greater scope if Sims 3 with the ease of gameplay of Freeplay.
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The new subforum is here: viewforum.php?f=10
Or through General/The Sims (NOT Freeplay!)
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Nandireya wrote:There doesn't appear to be a sim limit. You can customise their personality and looks to a far greater degree.
Officially there is an 8 Sims limit to a household.
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But is there a limit to the number of households?
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Nandireya wrote:But is there a limit to the number of households?
You can have only 1 currently playable/active household. The number of households in town depends on the amount of lots and how you populated them (either manually or through a mod that does automatic immigration). The game doesn't allow household switching by itself, you do need a mod for that.
The game will keep your inactive households progressing.
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enkeli63 wrote:
ZeeGee wrote:Thanks for all the info. Do you mind sharing what it is about the sims 4 design decisions you're not happy with?

Also my main thing is I love to design homes and the decorating choices in SFP are SO limited. That's why I was considering Sims 3. I don't give a rat's butt about challenges or goals, I just want to decorate. How do decorating choices compare in sims 3 to SFP?
The main things are not including the Create-A-Style tool. They say they're "considering" putting it in, and perhaps that's why they bumped the target release to next fall. Some other things include lack of basements and pools. There's still so much that is not known about Sims 4, but it does look like absolutely everything is banked on the gameplay--and I hope that pays off. The gameplay of Sims 3 is lacking in so many ways.

I have played many of the challenges (especially Legacy of course), but without true family interactions and lively community lots, Sims 3 is just not fun.

If you want Sims 3 for building and decorating--YES! It's fantastic for that. The Create-A-Style tool is a dream come true for that. That's why I am sad that it might not actually be in Sims 4.
Create a style tool?! What is that? Sounds intriguing!
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Re: A question for PC Simmers...

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ZeeGee wrote:Create a style tool?! What is that? Sounds intriguing!

Did you decide to go for it yet?

I am still new and figuring out Sims 3 PC, but it does look like you can customise everything in great detail, including alter face shapes. You can change patterns for items and use it on multiple items to create a matching set e.g. shoes and clothes.

I also like the official cheat 'Motherlode' which you can use as many times as you want (giving you $50,000 game money each time) means you can concentrate on getting houses as you want without having to slog away earning the money.

Also you can completely customise the town adding and deleting lots, including completely bulldozing the town and starting from scratch if you want.

It seems like you can play the game exactly as you want, even making the Sims take care of their own needs. In fact you can just leave them getting on with their lives and just play with building and customising houses.

If you want to be more hands on with the Sims you can build up their careers and their various interests, also seeing to their wishes etc. You have total control over what you do and how you play.

I have only played it a couple of times but so far (once I got it working) I love it.
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