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« Reply #25 on: 2009 July 08, 15:25:30 »
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I have both loaded with my hard drive space becoming a bit scarce.  I still have not finished doing all the possible things with TS2 so I will be going back and forth between the two games.  I like different things about them.  TS2 has zombies, for example.  TS3 sort of avoids the long blue load screens in between lots, which I hate in TS2 (I want to go to the spa, but is it worth waiting for it to load?).  Still, zombies, aliens, better animations for some things, and non-pudding sims and multi-house play will probably keep me going back to TS2.
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« Reply #26 on: 2009 July 08, 15:39:50 »
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I haven't really played TS3 for some time. I've loaded it up and done some stuff but haven't really played it. It just isn't as fun as Sims 2, although maybe future EP's will fix that.
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« Reply #27 on: 2009 July 08, 16:26:00 »
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I think EPs have a lot to do with it. Not to say that the game doesn't generally suck, but we're so used to our fancy schmancy businesses and downtowns and vampires. So many more objects, too, keep it interesting and fresh. Wasn't the base game boring as hell after a couple months? Admit it. So I'm not uninstalling TS3 just yet.. We'll see if rumors of a new EP this year are true, and then I'll see if it spices the game up a bit.

I'll probably switch over completely to TS3 in a couple years. Meh.
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« Reply #28 on: 2009 July 08, 16:31:37 »
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I play both.  Big difference is that I can play TS2 for hours at a time.  I get bored after only 30 minutes of TS3.

For me, it has nothing to do with lack of expansion packs or objects.  I simply can't stand how the Sims look.  I actually have an interest in my TS2 Sims.

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« Reply #29 on: 2009 July 08, 17:07:58 »
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I'm still working on my TS2 Legacy, so I can't imagine putting the little free time I've got into Sims 3.  What's more, a lot of people have been selling off their collections of PC Sims 2 games cheaply on eBay, and now that I have a Mac that runs Bootcamp and can get Windoze free from work, I'm thinking about going over to the Dark Side just so I can play with witches and all the goodies you PC players have had for years (to say nothing of Sim PE, etc. )

I'm not done playing with this toy yet.
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« Reply #30 on: 2009 July 08, 17:29:20 »
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Sticking with Sims 2 for all the above mentioned reasons.
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« Reply #31 on: 2009 July 08, 19:33:46 »
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Sims 2.
My computer can't run Sims 3, and even when I get my new computer, I don't really want Sims 3 that much.

Plus, all my favourite families are on Sims 2, and I would have to remake them, and I'm working on a legacy at the moment.
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« Reply #32 on: 2009 July 08, 19:53:55 »
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The only thing I plan to use TS3 for is to try out a legacy; my hood in TS2 is still alive and well and being played.  There are also things I still want to mod for TS2, if I can figure out how.

At any rate, I will not be playing TS3 for another couple months anyway, since I installed it on an external disk which is still in Arizona (I have since moved).
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« Reply #33 on: 2009 July 08, 20:12:26 »
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I have both but have stopped playing both.  S3 put me off.  I'm playing RPGs - with real stories - ATM.
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« Reply #34 on: 2009 July 08, 20:35:34 »
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I play all three games on occasion. I mostly build houses and make new sims though, I rarely actually play for extended periods of time (my short attention span, let me show you it!). I'm looking forward to more decorative objects and furniture choices in TS3.
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« Reply #35 on: 2009 July 08, 20:55:16 »
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Playing both on my monster computer, but I don't find myself as engrossed in TS3.  I am having the hardest time making my own pudding and it makes me sad.  I was ok with TS2 me not looking all that much like me (because I SUCK at making sims), but seeing the puddings and how close they are to RL makes me want one too! 
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« Reply #36 on: 2009 July 08, 20:57:31 »
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TS3 has been removed and shelved. Open neighbourhood and traits sounded interesting in theory, but not in practice. EPs couldn't even make this game intresting enough for me to want to reinstall it.
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« Reply #37 on: 2009 July 08, 20:59:06 »
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I played TS3 for 20 minutes before my brain died. Already uninstalled it, and TS2 has been restored to it's full glory.
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« Reply #38 on: 2009 July 08, 21:25:16 »
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I don't have TS3.  Internetz are expensive here.  Also, I have big plans for my Sims2 game.  There are so many aspects of gameplay that I haven't dipped into yet, such as fulfilling the 5 top-level businesses want and running a boarding school with Inge's mods.  The screen shots of TS3 look very nice, in terms of lighting and shadows and so forth, and I think if I tried it out I'd get spoilt and TS2 would look crappy by comparison.  And then I wouldn't want to play either game, since one would be crappy to look at and the other would be crappy to play.
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« Reply #39 on: 2009 July 08, 21:32:11 »
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My processor can't handle TS3. It's a pity, I really looked forward to playing around with CAS.
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« Reply #40 on: 2009 July 08, 22:25:00 »
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After TS3 was officially released, after playing it for a couple of weeks, I actually went back to TS1 for a bit, because I never did play those last two EPs properly. By the time I had room for them (my old TS1 drive was all of 4GB) I also had TS2.

Socialising was a pain in TS1, compared to TS3, where it's just dull. TS1 doesn't seem playable at all without hacks, but I was playing TS3 just fine without hacks, pre-awesomemod. (Comparing two single-sim households.)

Never did get around to dropping my TS1 'self-sim' back in, but I'm sure it'd suck. The TS3 version is the most-like-me version of all three, being actually recognisable by people who know me in meatspace. Apparently I am made of pudding. (This also means I am too creeped out to play TS3 me. It's too real, and yet, not real. It's disturbing.)

What's strange is, I never even considered going back to TS2. I dropped back in a bit near the end of last month, started working on the House of Fail, but I still have to add windows and decorate. It's just not pulling me in.
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« Reply #41 on: 2009 July 08, 22:37:24 »
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TS2 just never really entranced me. Sure, I bought all of the EPs and SPs, but where are they now? They lounge upon a shelf, their brightly colored boxes and obnoxious faces grinning down at me—waiting for me to go mad.
(Maybe I'll reinstall and snatch some more music files.)
I just can't take the loading screens! If TS2 was seamless, and if it worked like Supreme Commander, I'd reinstall it in a heartbeat.

Currently, I'm just messing around with TS1 (All EPs) and experimenting with TS3.
Problem is, if I screw up with TS3, just the tiniest little something that doesn't feel right to me, my OCD kicks in. As a result, I have to create yet another Sunset Valley. I must have ten of them by now.
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« Reply #42 on: 2009 July 09, 01:24:33 »
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TS2 is still my first love. I've played TS3 a few times, but I've been largely underwhelmed by the whole experience. A few things are more advanced, but many more seem to be a step backward.

I don't like many of the animations. For instance, in TS2 when the carpool arrived for a sim, it would walk out, open the door and get in. In TS3, the sim stops on the sidewalk and materializes in the car. And that's only one of many complaints. Basically, there are too many "cut corners" in this game.

I may still play TS3 on occasion, but the inability to easily customize gameplay puts me off.  Besides, I can't seem to make a decent looking "pudding" to save my life . . .
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« Reply #43 on: 2009 July 09, 01:32:41 »
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I have played Sims 3 I play it for 20 min save and quit it seems to bore me fast. The babies look like they come from Sims 1, cant do much with the toddlers like bath them give them smart milk to help speed up the teaching their skills. There seems a lot of things that I miss from the Sims 2 I go back to it all the time. I am sticking to my sims 2
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« Reply #44 on: 2009 July 09, 04:39:46 »
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When I first arrr'd TS3, I played it nonstop for approximately 2 weeks.

I haven't touched it since, and it's been about 4 weeks now.

TS3 isn't nearly shiny enough for storyteller me.
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« Reply #45 on: 2009 July 09, 04:44:49 »
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To control the TS2 loading time, I personally do the followings to start TS2 in less than 1 min.:

1. restrict the amount of CC. Use the ones you know you'll use.  May sync the downloads folder along with the neighbourhood root folder set.
2. trim away the useless jpeg files in lot files with simpe.  Just a few clicks.  Or, use Mootilda's LotAdjuster to do so.  These are the weird and clumsy graphics seen in exchange pages for lots.
This will decrease the neighbourhood folder size tremendously by a general range of 30-70% but closer to the higher end.  This can save the HD space and time to load.  Yet, they're re-generated as lots are saved. So, for meintenance, only the updated lots may need further follow-up.
3. Use 1 or 2 neighbourhood at a time.  Simply move around the root neighbourhood folder to different pre-individually named folder likes, "neigh1", "neigh2", "neigh3", a "neigh-temp" (for the temporary swap place) etc.  No further renaming when switching neighbourhood root folder.
4. for multi core, may use only 1 core for TS2.
5. With at least a core high like 3Ghz.
6. more RAMs. RAMs are cheaper nowadays.
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« Reply #46 on: 2009 July 09, 05:35:37 »
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TS3 has a long way to go before it "matures", really. Someday it will surpass TS2, but that day is probably not today.
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« Reply #47 on: 2009 July 09, 05:54:13 »
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I'm still on TS2.  My rig can't handle anything beyond Seasons, so TS3 is most definitely out of the question.  That said, TS3 didn't sound like anything I wanted even before the system requirements came out, and Pescado's comment that TS3 is a game whereas TS2 is a toy just reinforced that.  I have 3 more generations on my Legacy, and even when I do get a new computer, I don't see myself switching.
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« Reply #48 on: 2009 July 09, 14:21:46 »
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I am staying with TS2.
I don´t know if I would have liked TS3 or not, but after Freetime I decided that I am not going to hand more money over to EA ... never. I bought IKEA, AL and M&G in a secondhand store ... and I don´t want to download the arrr´d version, because of principles Smiley
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« Reply #49 on: 2009 July 09, 15:15:55 »
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I still have TS2 on this rig, but have been playing TS3 exclusively.  With AwesomeMod, the game is very playable.  Granted, this is the base game, so the novelty does fade a bit, but I agree- TS3 will be the better game eventually.
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