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 on: 2017 March 21, 07:34:16 
Started by Aggie - Last post by Tigerlilley
There is indeed a lack of squid.

Also hello!

Dude, I tried TS3 but can't get past the pudding people. The open world thing is nice but its not a seller for me.

Someone who isn't EA needs to remake this game.

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 on: 2017 March 21, 05:44:21 
Started by Aggie - Last post by witch
G'day Tiger! I played TS4 for an hour or so once. It's a mobile game for your phone. I still play TS3.
ETA: Tsen wants to know if there is not enough squid for you.

And g'day Aggie!

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 on: 2017 March 20, 23:09:07 
Started by Aggie - Last post by Tigerlilley
I downloaded the CAS demo and am super close to getting the game. I'm still.... not entirely convinced though.

What do you need to convince you not to buy this terrible game?

Haha well... I got the trial too! No burglars, no firefighters, no cars? No newspaper for a job you just... Choose a career. No significant memories or anything... It's so basic,  holy shit. Re-downloaded sims2.

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 on: 2017 March 20, 14:09:42 
Started by Aggie - Last post by AnarchyBlues
I downloaded the CAS demo and am super close to getting the game. I'm still.... not entirely convinced though.

What do you need to convince you not to buy this terrible game?

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 on: 2017 March 17, 07:22:53 
Started by Aggie - Last post by Tigerlilley
I downloaded the CAS demo and am super close to getting the game. I'm still.... not entirely convinced though.

 6 
 on: 2017 March 11, 21:06:24 
Started by Aggie - Last post by nectere
I play it, although I usually spend more time building than "playing".

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 on: 2017 March 11, 06:52:11 
Started by MechanicalPen - Last post by J. M. Pescado
Aside from the difficulty of doing that, I don't see anything wrong with the concept. Let us know how it goes. I suspect TS3's bottlenecks are elsewhere, as you point out the problem occurs with more expansion packs, except more expansion packs don't add more actual .NET overhead as the core remains the same,  but good luck.

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 on: 2017 March 10, 19:11:39 
Started by MechanicalPen - Last post by MechanicalPen
Disclaimer; I'm much more a forwards engineer than a reverse engineer, so if I am completely off base please let me know.

Sims 3 runs about as well as my asthmatic step-brother, especially if one tries to play with all Expansion Packs installed at once. This occurs (partially, I assume) for the same reasons the Unity3d engine gets hitchy; they both use an old version of the Mono Runtime for scripting. See, the first garbage collector that shipped with Mono was a Boehm GC. It was fast to implement and mathematically proven to work on any sort of code. However it accomplishes this by pausing all threads while it did its work, which isn't what you want in a real-time simulation video game.

Since then, a more .NET-like garbage collector was implemented, SGen, that reduced garbage collection times by switching from a mark-and-sweep algorithm to a generational algorithm. So I figure, if The Sims 3's current Mono Runtime was ripped out and replaced with a newer version that uses a Generational GC we might just see a performance increase.

The path to this would be to replace the statically linked Mono Runtime Library with a newer one, and then decompile and recompile all the scripting DLLs. Is this idea theoretically sound? Or have I missed something obvious?

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 on: 2017 March 06, 13:24:25 
Started by Aggie - Last post by J. M. Pescado
Show up so I can smack you. Plus La Butt needs a nemesis, she has turned into a crapsack.

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 on: 2017 March 06, 04:51:36 
Started by Aggie - Last post by Aggie
Eh, I can see that. It does have a few mean interactions that may be appealing (tranquilizing handshake for one), but not a heck of a lot, admittedly. Have not yet had the chutzpah to play a sim that Hates Kids and have them Crush Toddler's Dreams yet, though.
I tried to do that with my own kid, but it is too much like its parents and is as cynical as we are. How the hell do you crush the dreams of a kid that wants to be a tax attorney?

Ahh, so you *do* have a kid by now. Congrats!

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