Monday, 9 August 2010

* Losing The Battle

I've just built another little cottage, similar to Lavender Cottage, but fully furnished throughout. I don't know how the interior ended up quite like it did - possibly influenced by all the matchy matchness that is Galaad - what I do know, is that I am losing the battle with my CC addiction... I know... it was only yesterday (or the day before) that I mentioned maybe getting rid of all of my CC - but I made the fatal mistake of taking a peek at older sims 3 photos taken with a fair whack of CC - and they were so much more lively than what I've been doing!

I'm completely stumped. On the one hand I want to be able to actually play my game without the stuttering that CC creates (it's not major, but it's there), and on the other hand - I want my game to look exactly how I want my game to look! What to do? I've already got all third party CC compressed from many and smaller .package files into less and larger .packages - I even wrote an entire bloody tutorial, months ago, to help my friends do the same.

It fascinates me how people can even begin to play their games with the copious amounts of CC they have. Do they, in fact, play their games? Or do they just decorate and build? I want to do both and I'm getting a bit pissed off with having to fine tune everything all the time to make it possible.
I honestly can't decide. The pictures below are without CC, but with some store content, and nice though the store stuff is - it lacks a certain vitality... or maybe it's me that lacks the vitality and I'm blaming the *virtual visuals*.


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Lot Details

  • Residnetial Lot
  • 20 x 32 Lot Size
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Lounge/Diner
  • Small Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Large Gardens
  • Attic space for converting
  • §26, 928 Furnished
  • §20, 287 Unfurnished

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  1. Well Lily I am a cc addict much like yourself. What I do is decorate all of the neighbourhood homes in vanilla content, the homes my playable sims live in are decorated with as much cc as I choose.

    I found that using cc in homes I wasn't actually playing made my game unplayable. So now as long as the decor in the other homes is nice (doesn't burn my eyes out, Twinbrook this means you!) although possibly a little plain I can manage like that. Similar, when I play with an interior designer, I only use vanilla content then too. It is not worth the lag.

  2. LJ - Even though it makes complete sense, I don't know if I can do it that way! But it's certainly worth a try ;0)... I'm screwed if I want to switch households though!

  3. Well having a few homes decored with cc is alot better than having a whole neighbourhood full of it. It sucks Lily! However, the game can be a bit rubbish like that sometimes.

  4. I'm with you on that. I'm trying really, really hard - and it was actually an incredibly sensible suggestion you made about only using CC in the houses I play. So far so good... coz I'm not playing any of them - yet!

  5. It is a lovley house Lily!

    You have decorated just wonderful!

  6. High praise form the Queen of No CC ;0) Thankyou, Nohan. I love you xx

  7. speaking of CC... where did you learn how to use .package files?!?!?!?! Because I have been trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying and trying to figure it out and I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO frustrated..... Have a nice day :-)

  8. Hey there, french - I learnt to use .package files at the Living Sims forum, but wrote my own tute to help my friends a while back - if the link still works, you'll find it here - - if not, take a look at some of the later Living Sims Magazines, I think Martine wrote a tutorial a few issues back.

  9. Thank you! but the link doesnt work i dont think.. and is it hard?

  10. No, not really hard - maybe try the Living Sims forum, or the magazine for a tute then. Good luck :D