3.15: christmas break

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Sveta has to talk to her granddaughter. I’m not sure if she’s trying to scare her with the monster under the bed or tell her an entirely different story.

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But they’re definitely very cute together.

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I find Marina in the art room, painting.

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Nikolai’s family is around too. It’s like they never left, all of them.

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They leave now, though, because it’s almost midnight. I love how Nikolai’s and Tamara’s thought bubbles match.

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Meanwhile, Sergej is watching Leonid play. Look how similar they look.

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Sergej’s proud of his grandson! He never met him in life, but he loves him nonetheless.

It’s weekend, by the way. We’re going to… Actually, I have no idea. TS4 feels so confining and small after a while.

I upped the sim limit per lot in MC to 40. Let’s see how that works out. We’re at the upgraded library in Willow Creek.

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At least Bogdan is finding a lot of friends.

Bennett is angry about something. I send him collecting stuff. Since Sergej stopped living on the lawn, nobody was serious about collecting stuff. It’s kind of sad.

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The increased sim count is kind of fun because it really looks full now, but I think my computer can’t quite handle it. Everybody resets once in a while and Sims glitch through objects trying to move. I’ll take it down to 30.

I send Alyson to collect stuff. We finally own potatoes.

Nothing important or funny happens, it gets kind of boring, and also late, so we go back home.

I think I’m going to take a break for a few days from playing TS4. I have started a new TS3 save – an ISBI challenge – and the McGregors need some attention too. Right now, I have the feeling like nothing new happens in TS4.

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I’ll end this rather short update with a rare moment where the entire household is sleeping at an appropriate time.

Merry Holidays to all of you reading this.

 

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4 comments on “3.15: christmas break

  1. I love seeing the thought bubbles in your story, how do you get them in your shots? Mine always disappear. 😦

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    • You have to go to the options and enable UI in screenshots. That means that the entire UI is there, and I crop the pictures to my liking. In some of them, the UI is kind of still in the way and you can see traces of it at the edges. But I like having the thought bubbles more. It gives them more personality.

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  2. sulsulsimlit says:

    I get what you mean about TS4 being confining-after a while, it feels like you’re just doing the same things over and over again. I’ve fallen into the trap of needing something new to happen so much that I speed through to the end of a generation, just to have someone new to play, and I end up missing a lot and leaving gaps in my story I think. Good on you for knowing when to switch out! It’ll be awesome to see the McGregors get some attention.

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  3. cathytea says:

    I love being able to switch between TS3 and TS4 to keep both interesting .

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