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My Sims update. I added some music to the stock choices. They didn't have a "classical" option, surprise surprise, so Poulenc is lurking in the heavy metal group. That means the radio can be blasting heavy metal, then suddenly it will switch to the Poulenc piano concerto. And of course the Sims don't know the difference. I am going to add a "classical" folder and see if it gets recognized when I play the game.  I was also able to add different choices of music to the folders for buying and building and just viewing the town. So one time when I was viewing the time I was listening to Bach's Christmas Oratorio.

ANd it makes a difference to me! I have enjoyed the party music choices they already have but this is fun. And I like to think that my Sim is taking it in. It's another dimension that they haven't yet thought about - the classical learning.

I also experimented with the design tool. With this tool you can upgrade the furniture you already have, for no cost or a small sum. I upgraded a chest of drawers and the panda chairs. I see possibilities there.

Mary is now advancing in the criminal career. She's a bag man.

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jackiejj
Jan. 28th, 2005 02:08 pm (UTC)
Splork: a bag man!

I'm weakening...you are making this sound like fun...

But do the cheat codes still work? I don't wanna save up to buy furniture...
judith
Jan. 28th, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
There are different cheat codes for sims2. There is also a rewards system. When their aspirations are met, they earn points, and you can use the points to buy special items. I haven't bought any of these yet because I am thinking of holding out for the one that keeps Mary from growing older, at least until she can find a guy to make babies with!

She's a bookie now and is getting better at painting.
thesliver
Jan. 28th, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
I'm having a radical thought. Is the architectural modelling sophisticated enough to reproduce something like your father's work?

Or Frank Lloyd Wright, or whomever.

And would such spaces modify the Sims' behaviour I wonder. I'm weakening but I'm holding out against getting it still. It would be a major gumption drain for me I suspect.


judith
Jan. 28th, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC)
No. You can't build the way you might want to. I'd like to cantilever some parts of floors, for example, or make unusual angles, but no. And the furniture only lines up in perpendicular patterns, so even when I create a reasonably interesting space the furniture can't go in the way I want it to. I am still finding ways to make this work better. I have created some odd looking places, and one in particular that is just awful. I am thinking I had better try sketching the next one out, knowing what I know. I have also not spent a lot of time at the sims website. I think it's possible to make suggestions there. I want to make some of these building suggestions.

I also have a copy of simcity4, but I haven't installed it. If I were hooked on both...
thesliver
Jan. 28th, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
Two and half D projections have their limitations I spose.

Still, its cheaper than a crack habit I suppose, not that I was contemplating one of those either.
judith
Jan. 28th, 2005 03:38 pm (UTC)
Far cheaper than a lot of things, and I find I watch less television now. I think that's a good thing. I love evilmomlady's point of view, that it keeps us elderly folks sharp!
evilmomlady
Jan. 29th, 2005 12:41 am (UTC)
:)
prom
Jan. 28th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC)
this is all so foreign to me, this sims i hear so much about!

is it a dvd video game for the computer? all i know is mojo's voice is on them. must press him more more info - he does tons of vg voices. but i don't play them & know next-to-nothing about them.

you do sound like you're having loads of fun with them!
judith
Jan. 28th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC)
I am, I am. It is a computer video game, yes. It comes on CD. This version takes four CDs! Of course I have no idea whose voice is whose. It sounds, though, like there are only a few voices used for everyone.

There are so many possibilities. So many things you can do, so everyone has a different experience with them.
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