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Wow, it's a long time since I did one of these.  Aaanyway, in honour of Regalton 3.0 and the fact I now stage my chapters entirely based on my storylines and what has happened in game, I'm planning on posting more picspams, that are better ordered.  Obviously anything of a spoilery nature won't be shown.

Lots of pics follow the cut )

And I think that is where I will leave off part 1 of the main hood picspam.  Look out for more soon.
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So, I have a list of things to do as long as my arm, and I don't really feel like doing any of them.  I'm thinking I'm going to have to take a leaf out of Widget's book and start making monthly to do lists, if only to guilt me into doing them and crossing things off.  I'm currently firing the game up to sort out Alfie, but I've not done any more filming since my CreeMo round up post, and have only played a couple houses.  I've also not finished the red damask wall set, or finished the rescaled teacups I've made.  Actually, there's not too much to do for those: all the meshes are made and the packages complete, I just need to slave them to the original meshes.  That won't take long, I just need to get my head round following the instructions, since no matter how many times I've done it, I always manage to mess something up on the first package I do.

Aaaanyway, enough of that.  I've been promising picspam for a while, so here we go.  This is the first part of the Regalton houses, and you'll notice that there's nothing from either John's house or the main house.  The reason is that I've not played them yet: I wanted to get the chapter written first, since I need to shoot some things with John and his family and I wasn't sure what age I need his child to be.  As for the main house, well the main house is always the last one I play in the rotation. 

Also, I should say that part way through this, I decided to change my rotation and synchronise all the seasons, and i started playing with lighting mods, so you'll see a few anomalies with lighting and seasons with these pictures.  For those who are interested, I've cut my rotation down from five days to three days, and one rotation equalling one year at uni.  Basically as I was starting to play this rotation I realised that over the past year, all of my ages had become hopelessly out of whack, and part of that was due to how I was playing the cousins at uni.  This way should make it much easier to keep everyone at the age they should be, and I'll check that against a spreadsheet I've set up.  That's the plan anyway.

But now, onto pictures.

lots of piccies this way )

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Wow, it is a long time since I did one of these, but I have been playing recently, and thoroughly enjoying it. That is when the computer isn't crashing. Yes, I'm still having issues with my new computer, but I've just fitted a replacement video card, and we'll see if that helps.
Picspam this way )

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Wow, this playing malarky means I actually have pictures to share with you all. I've been meaning to share some of these for the past 2 weeks, so there are lots of them I'm afraid, and I apologise to those of you with slower connections.

LOTS of piccies (100+) )

i still have a few days to play in the rotation before I'm able to get to the main house, but for now, this is it. Lots of pictures for you, and I'm sorry the captions were so uninspired. I really must post more, smaller picspams rather than leave it to one big post. Anyway, that's what I've been doing in the game. I hope you enjoyed it.
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First of all happy St George's Day everyone. :D

But today isn't just the day of England's patron saint, it is my legaversary. Two years ago today I plonked Gabe Legacy down on a blank lot in a subhood of Pleasantview. I've come a long way since then, and Regalton has been rebuilt as it's own neighbourhood, but I am still as committed to playing the family in as authentic a way as possible.

I really have no idea when the next chapter will be ready, but I do have a few small gifts for you today.

Pressie 1 )

These pictures are just to whet your appetite though, my main gift to you is a music video. You see the lyrics to Mean Bone by Slash's Snakepit really resonate with me and where I took Eddie and Marielle's story. One morning on my way to work whilst I was writing chapter 19, the song came on my CD player, making my brain come up with a video that made me laugh so much, I nearly crashed.

Here is my attempt to recreate it. It is the first time I've made a video, so it is a bit rough and ready. I'm also not happy with the quality of the upload, even though the original file is really good.

Anyway, it's here:

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Hey, hey, hey, I've been a bit quiet lately so I thought I'd rectify that with a post telling you what I've been up to.

Picspam, how I love thee. )

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I have a mixed bag of news about my current playing and the progress of my next chapter.

Good news is I have everything I need from the main house for chapter 18 and quite a bit of chapter 19 too. 

Good news is I have everything I need from three of the other families I'm shooting for this chapter. 

Bad news is I have two more to shoot with and they are quite big bits.

Bad news is one of those families is ten families away from where I currently am in the rotation.

Good news is I'm cheating a lot with the families who bore me so I'm hardly in their houses at all.  In fact I've decided to bypass the Turner household completely at the moment and play Stanley because they bore the socks off me and Stanley is Stanley.

Good news is I have next week off so I can get some serious simming done then.

As I am playing though I do have picspam for you all.
Pictures! )

One last thing I'd like your opinions on.  I would really like to do more with Vicky when she graduates.  (As if I don't have enough I want to do).  To my mind she would make a perfect investigative agent along with Rosemary, so I'm thinking about doing at least one interlude which would be her starring in a mystery.  What's holding me back is the thought that Chris and Sarah already write the wonderful Sim Spade, and although this wouldn't be a spoof and would be very different, I'm worried about comparisons, and people thinking I'm copying their idea, so what do you all think?  Yay or nay?
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...and pictures I will deliver.  I've got pics of not only Simmouth but also Theo and Stanley's graduations because I'm really not sure if they will make 15.3: I've got so much to fit into that chapter as it is.

Simmouth )


Oct. 23rd, 2008 11:25 pm
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I have been meaning to post here for the past three nights with pictures of Simmouth because I've nearly finished everything I want done before Eddie goes on honeymoon, but it's just not happened yet.  Trouble is I've reached building burn out and just want to play.

That is exactly what I've done then, and had a lot of fun too.  I've finished up the uni rotation.  Elle and Sophia are ready to move back to Regalton, get married etc.  I decided to cheese Carmen since she was a serious pleasure sim, and although I re-rolled her to knowledge at the end of her second year, I just wasn't feeling it so thought I'd give her a go as grilled cheese instead.  So far she is very happy: rarely out of platinum, and has eaten 56 sandwiches.  She has now graduated and is sitting in the simbin ready for me to move her and her roommate Laura onto an empty lot.

Eddie has also graduated and it was an extremely glitchy, stalky, funny affair.

Graduation pics )
So yeah a pretty funny party all round.  Tomorrow I am going to get Theo and Stanley home, and then I can play the main neighbourhood rotation and get Eddie, Theo, Elle and Sophia married off.  I've decided to keep Stanley single, and have Rosemary carry on Robert's branch of the family.  Not my original idea, but I can't see Stanley settling down at the moment.  I'm planning on moving him into a version of the observers' house from the BC.

I will also post pictures of Simmouth either tomorrow, or Saturday.

I'm also planning on starting to sort the next chapter next week.  I would ideally like to spend this weekend playing and getting generation 5 on its way.

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Ok so this entry is a day later than I planned.  I've got the week off this week, and yesterday I was planning on getting the boys through their final year, but I opened the game, thought about it and had a panic attack that Simmouth was so not ready for anyone to holiday there.  So I spent the day building lots rather than playing.  I will share pictures later in the post.

Oh, also my last 3 chapter uploads have been downrated, a lot.  Day 6 of the BC has gone down from 4.69 -> 4.51; 15.2a has gone from 4.66 -> 4.46 and 15.2b from 4.62 -> 4.42.  It makes me laugh that people spend their energy doing that.  I mean really, either they really didn't like that Nerd won, and my new plots, OR they are sadsacks with no lives.  I will admit I might be getting a bit upset if I was still in the position where I was getting very little feedback at Boolprop for it, but as it is, I'll take what you all say there over the ratings system any day.  ETA I was just looking at my simpage for something and noticed that others including day 3 have been downrated too. 

So...who is this Marielle Bird anyway? )

Right that's it for now.  Since the cuts are effed up, this probably looks a mess, so sorry about that, I don't know if I can fix it.
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Hmm, I suppose I could share some university pictures with you too...

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So I finished my rotation today.  It was only a short one because of sending the second wave of the generation to university, two days in each house and no uni until the gang gets there.  I thought I'd do my usual and share pictures.

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...of secuROM.  Yay!  I finally took the plunge and removed the blasted programme, and I can't tell you how good it feels.  I downloaded the removal tool from a link at Simmers Against SecuROM because I really don't feel comfortable editing the registry myself, and it appears to have worked: there is no trace of SuckuROM on my pc any more. 

I've been a busy bee sim wise too.  I've planned the next interlude and made a start writing it, and although I've not got as much written as I would like, it's only a small piece so should be up sometime in the next week.  It will be the cover for this that will take more time I think, because I'm going to play around a bit more with PSP.  I have an idea of what I want, I just need to do it.

I've also nearly finished the spares rotation: I just have the uni houses to play.  I've cheated in a few, rather than play them all the way through the five days because it was taking so long and there wasn't anything I wanted to do with them this time around.  Anyway, there were lots of birthdays and so I have lots of pictures of spare spawn to share with you...

Sorry about all the pictures, but I'm really not sure how I'm going to work everything that has happened with the spares into the story yet, and I wanted to share them with you all.


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