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1  TS3/TSM: The Pudding / The World Of Pudding / Re: Objects I miss on: 2009 August 20, 02:11:54
And I really wish that some talented modder would create the individual aging mod for Sims 3, it would be so handy!
Doesn't this already exist as "TS2Aging" in AwesomeMod?

No, it doesn't. Sorina's talking about Monique's old mod for TS2, where you could turn aging on or off for each individual sim.
2  TS3/TSM: The Pudding / Facts & Strategery / Re: Traits that matter on: 2009 July 22, 17:42:49
Is Loves the Outdoors of any use besides getting a positive moodlet? My Outdoorsy sim did get a want to start gardening and she wasn't a Green Thumb.

Yep - just like artistic sims make better painters, writers, and musicians, outdoorsy sims are better with fishing and gardening. Whether it means speed, quality or both, I'm not sure.

I've noticed it affects their choice of TV programs, too. They'll autonomously tune into the fishing and gardening channels, making for easy skill gain once they've learned it.
3  TS3/TSM: The Pudding / Facts & Strategery / Re: Traits that matter on: 2009 July 20, 17:55:59
Will heavy sleeper sleep through the damned kids whose screams can be heard through multiple walls and floors? If so I need to start using it. Tongue

Might explain why, on the opposite end of the spectrum, Stiles McGraw sometimes wakes up before he's fully rested (he's married with three kids in my game) _ Methinks light sleeper is more of an annoying trait on the same level as absent-minded.

Has no one mentioned Hopeless Romantic yet?! Works similar to this...

I'm surprised more people aren't mentioning Charismatic.  It seems to operate similarly to Good Sense of Humor and Flirty.  Whereas GSOH opens up the "Funny" social branch, Charismatic opens up the "Friendly" branch.  You "Get to Know" traits more quickly, which then helps you tailor your social interactions more specifically to the target.  (Compliment sims that are Snobs, etc.)

... in that it opens up the "Romantic" branch. Things like Confess Attraction that weren't there when I tried through the proper channels, but through "Special/HR/.." I could "confess attraction" - after several unsuccessful tries to get a love interest, that did it for me in one go ^_^
4  TS3/TSM: The Pudding / Facts & Strategery / Re: Traits that matter on: 2009 July 20, 11:54:58
Daredevil can do a quick "Watch This!" with the spouse before leaving. 

That wouldn't be the one to give them an adrenaline rush, would it? I sent mine to a guitar class, and when I found him chatting to someone outside he had that moodlet, but I couldn't for the life of me figure how he got it.

I also saw only one mention of Good Sense of Humor.  Sense of Humor sims are the only ones that can carry on a whole conversation of Funny actions because they have more than just the usual two options.  And telling jokes very quickly fills up the fun bar.  Very, very useful for friend-making.

I've always wondered if it was worth using GSOH for a sim. That's good to know, thanks Smiley

Couch Potato...  They gain fun from learning skills while watching TV.  It's an effortless way to fill up the cooking, fishing, gardening skill bars and still have full bars.  And I think I got a game pop-up message informing me that they learn faster from TV.

They won't learn anything from the TV unless they have at least one skill point to start with, that's the only thing. But yeah, they do it autonomously too, which is helpful. I have two who are always watching the cooking and gardening channels without my help Grin

I've noticed them write novels faster.  I can't believe it was just my immagination.  I had one Bookworm and one non-Bookworm in the same household and Bookworm could write an entire SciFi or Fantasy novel in one sim day and still take care of his motives (no cheating at all involved) while the other guy was lucky to finish 40% of a book in the same amount of time.  Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that they write faster in the Library, though that certainly would be helpful even for Bookworms.

Doesn't the number of books they have read also effect how fast they write though? Did these two sims both read the same amount of books?
I didn't know that books read also affected it; that's good to know!  The bookworm had naturally read a lot more books, since he's constantly rolling wishes to read them.  I gotta go make all my non-bookworm writers read moar books now.   Tongue

I didn't think bookworm alone made much of a difference. Mine hadn't read that many, which is probably why she was taking so long - I think a combination of Awesomemod and absent-minded stops her reading as much as she'd like by herself - but I recently got every single fiction novel in, so she's no excuse now Wink Well, apart from the absent-minded trait, of course - sometimes actions drop from her queue.
5  TS3/TSM: The Pudding / Facts & Strategery / Re: Gem Cut Profit Values - Now A Little Awesomer! on: 2009 July 19, 14:51:56
That's only after they've been sending them off for a while, I've noticed. Also, once the metal challenge is complete you get extra ingots back, so smelting iron and silver could be worth doing after that.

The trick, of course, is finding that last elusive metal... xP
6  TS3/TSM: The Pudding / Pudding Factory / Re: Downloaded Sims3 Skins With Links on: 2009 July 18, 15:31:06
I'm using TummyZa's male skins, Seraphita's female skins and Aikea's faces. I've tried others, but these are my favourites so far - I know about the painted-on abs problem, but a) I've yet to see it on bigger sims, and b ) I generally prefer them over Aikea's. Seraphita's has got to be the best female skin out there, IMO, and I anxiously await her male/kids add-on Smiley I don't, however, like the faces from either TZ's or Seraphita's skins, and I still think AG's are the best for those.

As for eyes, I found these beauties on MTS. They're the best I've seen so far Smiley
7  TS3/TSM: The Pudding / Facts & Strategery / Re: Traits that matter on: 2009 July 18, 08:45:49
Bookworm can be useful if you skill from books, though the speed boost isn't always noticeable.

Does bookworm make writing books take less time too? Some of those longer books take forever.

I wish xP They write better, but not necessarily faster (I've not noticed a difference in speed, anyway).

As for daredevil, apparently it means you don't need to worry about a smoke alarm. They love to get involved with fire, and I've heard of one case where he put one out before the firefighter NPC got a chance. My latest one often hopes for a fire to start - interestingly enough though, there's been no extreme anything on his menu. Maybe he needs to up his body skill first? (Does that even do anything? My first daredevil was Christopher Steel, and although he had the "Extreme" thing, it didn't seem to make any difference.)

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the best point of Neat. The macro-clean ability of "Clean House".

They have that? Wow I am going to have to use it. I've been looking for something like that since SC doesn't have that option unlike the TS2 SC (or whatever the heck it was called).

Sometimes they get negative moodlets about something being dirty and I really don't feel like searching every damned object in a large room with a lot of junk in it to figure out what it is, or sometimes I just want them to clean everything and be done with it without having to queue each item to clean up individually.

Oh yes, I regularly abuse that feature Smiley Neat sims do have one drawback though - when leaving children's books scattered about the floor so the toddlers can read, you have to watch them like a hawk. I had to keep stopping the neat father from putting them away, and had to leave off the "clean house" while the kids were tots.
8  Awesomeware / AwesomeMod! / Re: Awesomod discussion/questions/helpful tips thread on: 2009 June 25, 20:36:19
All went perfectly until I re-installed AwesomeMod.

Now the game goes through the intro and then gets to the loading screen and boom, crashes.

Take out AwesomeMod from the packages file, the game works perfectly again.

Obvious idiot wondering what I am doing wrong.

That's a known but mysterious issue some of us have been having for a while. I noticed Pescado's cooked up this 3booter that gives the game a kick if it crashes; resuming the game automatically so we don't have to Wink
9  Awesomeware / AwesomeMod! / Re: Awesomod discussion/questions/helpful tips thread on: 2009 June 25, 19:42:28
Or the one reported by GOSlings where toddlers stretch into this weird ET-like thing while watching TV? o_o

Just out of interest, what IS the point of favourite colour? I know it crops up in conversation, but... is that it?
10  TS3/TSM: The Pudding / Pudding Factory / Re: Longer Pregnancy Mod & Teen Woohoo on: 2009 June 18, 06:37:55
Well, that would explain why pregnant males show up as invisible/floating head (can't remember which it was). However, it is possible for men to get pregnant by their boyfriends - it's been reported by a few people. Now, why in this case they don't have preg meshes for this instance just baffles me. Let men get knocked up but don't provide the meshes? WTF?

Thanks for the mod, BTW Smiley It is a little weird when you're playing on epic and still only have a few days of pregnancy.
11  TS3/TSM: The Pudding / Facts & Strategery / Re: Neurotics - easist to keep happy? on: 2009 June 11, 16:11:01
LOL And I thought it was just childish sims you had to drag away from the mirror Cheesy No moodlet though, he just enjoys playing with it Roll Eyes

I've found neat sims are very easy to keep happy; it probably helps this one that he lives with two slobby brothers, but he's always getting wants to clean stuff. He also wanted to hire a maid, but he gets most of the stuff done before said maid gets there. As far as using dirty toilets/baths - it's not that they refuse, the option's actually disabled.
12  TS3/TSM: The Pudding / Facts & Strategery / Re: Work Performance Facts on: 2009 June 11, 16:02:44
Does building skills not have any effect on stress level?  I never noticed a performance decrease, but I thought it added more stress.

Maybe it depends on the sim. I tried this on an athletic sim in the sports career; his performance still climbs while he's working out, and he gets free body points to boot Grin Haven't noticed him getting any more stressed, although he gets cranky if he hasn't exercised in a while, so it could even alleviate his stress. That's just him though, not sure how others handle it.
13  TS3/TSM: The Pudding / Facts & Strategery / Re: Work Performance Facts on: 2009 June 11, 15:16:02
But what is 'goofing off'? I haven't heard of it in my jobs. Only Slack Off. Is it the same?
<--- Clearly non-awesome.

Slack off, take it easy, hang out in lounge - those kind of things = goofing off Wink

Does "build independent case" actually do anything, then? I've been ignoring it so far.
14  TS3/TSM: The Pudding / Facts & Strategery / Re: Traits Cheat Sheet - Work in Progress on: 2009 June 04, 10:45:46
For your daredevil bit.. I left my daredevil Sim to do her own thing for a bit and came back to find her putting her finger into the fireplace and playing with fire. Don't know if this can cause them to be set on fire... but  I kinda hope so. Pretty sure she also got a positive moodlet for doing so.

I've seen my daredevil in the bath suddenly duck under the water, then come back up gasping for air Cheesy He doesn't always do it though.
15  TS3/TSM: The Pudding / Facts & Strategery / Re: Traits Cheat Sheet - Work in Progress on: 2009 June 04, 00:27:06
Okay, here's a few from the time I've played so far:

Trait: Good
CAS Description: Good sims go out of their way to help others
Features: Other sims get comforted moodlet when socialising with them; they get moodlets for giving to charity that lasts 24 hours
Associated Interactions: Brighten day (other sims); Donate to charity (mailbox)
Other Notes: No mean interactions available

Trait: Computer Whizz
CAS Description: These sims love computers
Features: Get more fun from playing games, faster logic boost while playing chess on computer, repairs take less time
Associated Interactions: Talk about computers (other sims); Chat with someone (computer) - they chat with some random person online, separate to usual chat with
Other Notes:

Trait: Daredevil
CAS Description: Daredevils love fire and the rush of adrenaline
Features: Get moodlet for "rushing around" (not sure how to get it, he just had that when he moved in); love to fight fire and check out the graveyard
Associated Interactions: When doing things like reading, showering or jogging etc., option reads "Extreme [interaction]". Not sure what that's about - anyone noticed a difference?
Other Notes:

Trait: Great Kisser
CAS Description: Self-explanatory Tongue
Features: Other sim gets an extra moodlet when kissed by them
Associated Interactions:
Other Notes:

More on bookworm: gain skills faster from books, they also have "go to bookstore" interaction when clicking on them

That's about it for now.
16  Awesomeware / The Armory / Re: Creature Fixes on: 2008 September 26, 17:04:28
*raises hand* Is it possible to fix the layering on the witch overlay too please? The lipstick doesn't show on the evil witches Angry
17  TS2: Burnination / Oops! You Broke It! / Re: Okay, Where are my BV Neighborhoods? on: 2008 June 30, 18:50:06
I found the problem - it's K&B! I tried an install less that SP and no problems with the holiday hoods at all.

*trots off to bug report form at EA...*
18  TS2: Burnination / Oops! You Broke It! / Re: Okay, Where are my BV Neighborhoods? on: 2008 June 24, 16:45:30
Bumping to say I have the same problem, and deleting the mentioned package doesn't work. Any other ideas, or is it down to cleaned up (holiday) templates?
19  TS2: Burnination / Oops! You Broke It! / Re: The Clear Default Eyes on: 2007 September 22, 20:31:50
@Theo: You might have already found it. At any rate, I tested the package you had available in your shack. Doesn't work Sad It might be because I'm using default replacements though - I tried adjusting the data in the XML of those overrides as you said, hopefully that'll do it.

ETA: Yes!! Thanks for the info Theo, works a treat! Kiss
20  TS2: Burnination / Peasantry / Re: Empty and Cleaned-up Templates. [UPDATED] on: 2007 September 16, 16:52:44
Or failing that, try something better: http://www.7-zip.org/
21  TS2: Burnination / Peasantry / Re: Default Medieval Townies & Base Game NPC's for all. on: 2007 September 16, 16:49:48
Thanks, page is up now Smiley And thanks for that long shopping list! I'd found it so hard digging out the medieval/fantasy outfits, now there's other places I can check out that I'd never even heard of before Cheesy
22  TS2: Burnination / Peasantry / Re: Default Medieval Townies & Base Game NPC's for all. on: 2007 September 15, 20:37:26
Is there anywhere else I can get these files please? The links are down and I'd really like to get hold of this Smiley
23  Ye Olde Simmes 2 Archives: Dead Creators / Ye Olde Crammyboye Archives / Re: Community Time Project v0.4a/v0.5a Pets/Seasons TEST ONLY on: 2007 September 09, 16:57:09
Oh well, if that's all it is... I haven't even got BV yet, but making plans to Cheesy
24  Ye Olde Simmes 2 Archives: Dead Creators / Ye Olde Crammyboye Archives / Re: Community Time Project v0.4a/v0.5a Pets/Seasons TEST ONLY on: 2007 September 09, 16:23:37
Wouldn't this be a problem?

Quote from: crammyboy
1. Make backups of the game BEFORE installing the hack.  Tokens are added to sims with this hack that will be saved in backups.
25  Ye Olde Simmes 2 Archives: Dead Creators / Ye Olde Crammyboye Archives / Re: Community Time Project v0.4a/v0.5a Pets/Seasons TEST ONLY on: 2007 September 09, 03:19:15
I would also like to know if there's a "safe" way to get rid of this mod when I get hold of BV, at least until such time that this gets updated for it. In the meantime though, reporting an overall problem-free experience, although when I took a sim out to buy a couple of cats he returned immediately, but all other times I've taken sims out they've stayed away 'til they're meant to come back.
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