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2018 Calendar Contest Winners - posted on 10th Jan 2018 at 5:38 PM
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Inventor
#26 Old 19th Nov 2017 at 1:22 AM
@HH22
If you are going to play a Romance Sim it is a LOT easier if you use some kind of no or decreased jealousy MOD, me I use one by LizzLove, her No Jealousy Mod

Before I added the Mod, I didn't play them, because I think they are really hard to get their wants satisfied when they want to do a lot of woohooing with different sims and woohooing in public with different sims and making out with different sims.

I do want to point out that I did not add LizzLove's Mod in order to play Romance Sims, I added it so that the sisters ChloŽ and Lola {formerly Singles} who I had married to two brothers named surnamed Davis would stop getting jealous when one of them would get intimate with their sister's husband. So I added the No Jealousy Mod in order to make it easier to play communes and large family groups and other unconventional families like Chester Gieke and his two Family Oriented Wives who were also bisexual. Umm Just like the guy who created Wonder Woman with his wife and their mutual "good friend".

It was after I had added the No Jealousy Mod to better play Unconventional Families that I realized that I could now play Romance Sims a lot easier. So it was that I then started playing them. I still only have a few Romance Sims, most of my Sims are Popularity as a large number are Outgoing. I choose the Aspiration based on the Sign and the Personality most of the time.

My favourite aspiration is Popularity and then Knowledge or Fortune and then comes Romance or Family. I still don't play Pleasure.

I really loved the skirt on your Pregnant Sim, she looks really nice in it. I use Squinge's PregnancyWearAnyOutfitEP5&DressNaked, that I got from InSIMAdult and so I can have my pregnant sims wear their usual casual clothes, but still not all clothes come with a Preg. Morph unfortunately, so they don't always look that good.

An excellent Update, I look forward to more.

for info on changing the Mac Open File Limit check out my post here http://www.insimenator.org/index.ph...html#msg1628939
Curiosity killed the cat,
but satisfaction brought it back.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#27 Old 20th Nov 2017 at 11:54 AM
@lordtyger9 I use ACR and I think you can change jealousy settings with that, so I'll have a play around with it and see how I feel. I'll have a look at the jealousy mod as well though, thanks I like to have my sims with all different aspirations, and I randomise them because otherwise I'd just choose the ones that I like. I'll just keep practising and eventually my romance sims will be happier with me

Here is the next update, and it's from the Burb family. John, Jennifer, and Lucy moved to Pleasantview after John was offered a teaching job at the local school. Jennifer managed to get a position at the hospital as a nurse, and Lucy was excited to move closer to her cousins. A few days after moving, Jennifer fell pregnant, and then gave birth to a boy who they named Vincent. John and Jennifer are advancing in their careers, and I'd only planned on them having two children, however at the end of the last round Jennifer got pregnant again. Lucy is a teenager currently, and Vincent is a child. I took a ton of pictures this round, so I'll put them under spoilers to save your computers


Here are the Burb family. John, Jennifer, Lucy, and Vincent.









That's it! Here's the updated portrait from the end of the round:

It's almost summer in the Burb house now. Lucy will be heading off to college next round, Vin will be a teenager, and baby Mia will have her first birthday.

Next time we'll be seeing the Dreamer family.

Inventor
#28 Old 20th Nov 2017 at 3:14 PM
@HH22 I don't use ACR, but yeah I think you can change jealousy settings with that.

I love your Burb Family, just awesome.

Good Update, and great pictures.

for info on changing the Mac Open File Limit check out my post here http://www.insimenator.org/index.ph...html#msg1628939
Curiosity killed the cat,
but satisfaction brought it back.
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 24th Nov 2017 at 10:22 PM
I'm going to have to randomize aspirations in my new game or I'll end up with all Knowledge and Family.

You can change jealousy settings with ACR. I haven't done it, but I can see there's a place where you can. I like that some of my sims are more jealous than others; it adds a little more individuality in my game.

I think I really like Vincent's personality. He's a busy, happy, loving kid. The picture of him jumping into the pool captures all that for me. Actually, the whole family seems very loving. The look in Mia's eyes while Lucy is force-feeding her is hilarious.
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#30 Old 5th Dec 2017 at 4:33 PM
What lovely pictures @HH22 , I really love your style and the way you dress your sims and decorate the houses.

I really love what you did with that Pleasantview house that the Burbs are in- I never thought to extend it at the back. What a beautiful baby, John and Jennifer seem like happy sims.
Scholar
#31 Old 16th Dec 2017 at 3:09 AM
Wonderful pictures HH22! I also love your Sims style and how you decorate the houses. I'm enjoying reading about your Sims I love playing pre-made Sims as well and seeing how they can have entirely different lives in others games!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#32 Old 16th Dec 2017 at 5:23 PM
@lordtyger9 You can change jealousy settings in ACR, and I've been fiddling around with it in a different hood. It didn't seem to work for me then, but I'll keep trying it regardless The Burbs thank you for your comment

@Cher64 I love randomising aspirations, because it makes me play with different aspirations. Sometimes it's quite a shock to me which aspiration the sims get, but they usually end up fitting it in the long run Vincent is adorable, he's a fun ball of energy, and says thank you for your comments.

@simsample Thank you for your kind comments. I love the maxis-match style, and I'm really trying to get better at decorating houses to fit the style and likes of my sims. John and Jennifer are very happy sims, and thank you for the comment about their baby

@wickedjr89 Thank you I'm glad so many people are enjoying my take on the pre-made sims! There'll be another update in just a few minutes, so keep your eyes peeled

Sorry for the long absence in updates, I had a lack of motivation to play. I'm back now though!

Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#33 Old 16th Dec 2017 at 5:58 PM
Time for the Dreamer household! While Darren had a crush on Cassandra Goth, all of his interest waned as soon as got married to Don. He soon found a new love in townie Christy, and they married not long afterwards. Dirk grew up well and went off to college, where he's currently a Junior (we'll be seeing him later on). Darren and Christy wasted no time in growing their family, and soon had triplets! When the triplets became children, Darren and Christy had another baby.


Here they are! Darren and Christy Dreamer, with the triplets Ezra, Briar-Rose, and Iris, and little monster Silas.




The triplets are quite good friends, and are always playing games with each other.


Uh, Christy? Are you alright? Was it something you ate?



Silas loves the xylophone. He got stuck with the sleepy /z/s over his head for a day...



There's always a lot of family bonding going on in this house.


Time to learn to poop in the potty, little monster!


Welcome home from work, honey!


Night night sleepy boy.


Good morning screaming boy.


Hey Darren. Are you ready for work?



Spring is here! Siblings bonding time in the back yard.


C'mon little monster, walk to mummy! I guess it wasn't something she ate, huh. Another baby is on the way for the Dreamers!


Nap time for little monsters.


Welcome home, dad!


Christy is a great mum.


Romantic breakfast together. The triplets are at school, and Darren has a day off of work.


Silas is upstairs making a mess... Silly little monster.


They're excited about the new arrival!


Guess what time it is!


It's little monster's birthday!


That's it for this round. Darren and Christy will welcome their fifth baby next round, and Darren will become an old man. Ezra, Briar-Rose, and Iris will become teenagers, and Silas is just cute. I'll miss his little monster suit though

Next up will be the Traveller family!

Scholar
#34 Old 16th Dec 2017 at 6:30 PM
the toddler was so cute,imagine if you have triplets again? lol

I may be life dumb but i'm sim smart. my group for the pre-mades group http://modthesims.info/forumdisplay...546&groupid=919
hi! i LOVE sims!
my 3 blogs first is ts2 then ts3 then ts4 https://6kittyhats.blogspot.co.uk/ https://66susanhats.blogspot.co.uk/ https://66kittyhats.blogspot.co.uk/
Scholar
#35 Old 16th Dec 2017 at 6:30 PM
Aww, adorable pictures! Ezra went from cute tot, to cute child Very cute family.
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 17th Dec 2017 at 10:31 PM
Great pictures. Triplets! And she still wants more kids; brave Christy! The Dreamers are a nice looking family, and seem to enjoy each other a lot.
Top Secret Researcher
#37 Old 17th Dec 2017 at 11:06 PM
@HH22 I just wanted to let you know that HL did 1 tile desks of most of the ones in game. They're very much a space saver http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=370799

They work just fine w/ MH desk locator which I see you use :P. Also, I wasn't sure if you knew that if you wanted to stay a slot on the full desk as well as use the locator it's doable. Place an item on the desk and then the locator and it will move to the left corner so then you can remove or add anything to the now open slot. The locator works fine w/ the 1 tiles desk, but you don't get that extra slot, the back corner is still available for the locator though.
Top Secret Researcher
#38 Old 15th Jan 2018 at 11:28 PM
@HH22 ...
I was wonderin what pose boxes you use? I liked how you have lots of family poses w/ the parents holdin the kids. I'd like to be able to take some pics fam pics like that so was curious as where to get the poses boxes.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#39 Old 16th Jan 2018 at 1:13 AM
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Originally Posted by CaliBrat
@HH22 ...
I was wonderin what pose boxes you use? I liked how you have lots of family poses w/ the parents holdin the kids. I'd like to be able to take some pics fam pics like that so was curious as where to get the poses boxes.


I mostly find them from here or here. I usually find a few different poses that I like from different poseboxes and put them together.

The parents holding kids poseboxes that I use the most are:
- Toddler posebox by DeeDeeSims
- Little Angel posebox by Klira
- Hi Baby! posebox by Klira
- Daddy's Little Monstr posebox by Klira

I hope you find some poses that you like

Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#40 Old 17th Jan 2018 at 1:48 AM
Finally, another update! This time we're with the Traveller family, who moved to Pleasantview to settle down after travelling for most of Tina's childhood. They live in the house opposite the Pleasants, with the really tall chimney. They wasted no time in trying for a second baby, and welcomed a son named Toby. Tina grew into a teenager, and Toby grew to a toddler. The family then welcomed a second son, named Troy. Toby became a child, Troy became a toddler, and Tina had her first kiss (autonomously) with Tessa Ramirez! Trisha works in the culinary career, and Trent in the criminal career. Tina has a part time job in journalism, and is going steady with Tessa.


Here are the Travellers. Tina, Trent, Trisha, Troy, and Toby. (Can you tell when I started playing this round?)



I mainly just took a lot of random pictures this time, so they're not really in any order. It was the weekend this round, and then Monday, so the family really just hung out at home and did their hobbies.


Glow in the dark toddler.


Toby watching telly.


Tina just resting on the upstairs couch.


Greeting her girlfriend.


They fell in love!


Snuggles with the radioactive baby.


This dinner looks a bit awkward...


Tina and Toby have a good relationship with each other, and they're always on the piano.


Troy's child birthday is a little bittersweet for Trisha.


Brotherly bonding in pyjamas.


While everyone else is at school and work, Trisha spends some time practising chess.


School is over for the day.


Time for homework!


She hasn't finished her homework, but Tina has to go to work.


The boys have homework as well, but at least they can do it together.


That's the end of the update! Here's the end of the round portrait, with a newly aged up Troy. Toby will be a teenager next round, so it'll be interesting to see what he looks like all grown up.

Next up will be the Roseland family

Scholar
#41 Old 17th Jan 2018 at 3:57 PM
i love it roseland family? who did cyd marry or who did he have kids with?.

I may be life dumb but i'm sim smart. my group for the pre-mades group http://modthesims.info/forumdisplay...546&groupid=919
hi! i LOVE sims!
my 3 blogs first is ts2 then ts3 then ts4 https://6kittyhats.blogspot.co.uk/ https://66susanhats.blogspot.co.uk/ https://66kittyhats.blogspot.co.uk/
Inventor
#42 Old 17th Jan 2018 at 5:02 PM
I love the Traveler Family. Though in my game I had them change their name to MacLane.

One of my ancestors was a Traveling Irish family heh. Oh and my MacLanes get involved with the Aliens.

I like your pictures they are quite good. Started playing around Xmas it looks like to me.

for info on changing the Mac Open File Limit check out my post here http://www.insimenator.org/index.ph...html#msg1628939
Curiosity killed the cat,
but satisfaction brought it back.
Lab Assistant
#43 Old 17th Jan 2018 at 5:47 PM Last edited by Cher64 : 17th Jan 2018 at 5:48 PM. Reason: Punctuation
The Travelers look like a happy family. I like their holiday clothing. The Travelers are one of the few Maxis families I've ever played, and I liked them a lot.

Those are some moves Toby has while Tina is playing the piano. I love when siblings have a good relationship.
Instructor
#44 Old 17th Jan 2018 at 7:56 PM
...I'm like... damn i love those clothes

I build small houses *^*
 
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