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  1. BettyNewbie
    March 30th, 2015 4:50 PM
    It was shortly after we switched from dial-up that I got into roms and stuff. Before that I wasn't online enough to really know. Mom wouldn't give me the password for the modem and so I wasn't on nearly as often as I am now. I do remember the days before YouTube and Facebook though. And even before MySpace (Seems hard to believe I still had a MySpace in college, although I pretty much stopped using it after freshman year and went to Facebook).
    Oh, MySpace. Just seeing that name conjures images of Blingees, bathroom selfies, and bad Emo music. Oh, and pedophiles pretending to be teenagers. Those were the good old days!

    Hard to believe it, but YouTube will be turning 10 in less than a month. Even YouTube was a different place back then, back before Google and all of the anti-copyright crackdowns. Even when I still had dial-up (as recently as 2006), I'd watch the occasional video or two on YouTube, but I'd have to wait a good 20-30 minutes just for a 3-4 minute video to load.

    Have you seen this video from the Nostalgia Chick? She takes a look at some of the videos people watched online before YouTube existed (around roughly 1998-2004). I remember many of those.

    That's a good point, I somehow hadn't picked up on the fact that it was mainly him to blame, I just assumed GameFreak in general had run out of ideas. Not sure why that is, since I blame Moffat for Doctor Who stuff, not the BBC. *shrugs* But yeah, I almost feel like Pokémon should split into two franchises. The battle simulators for the Smogon Drones, and the real games for normal people.
    Well, GF, in general can be to blame, but at the end of the day, it all comes back to Masuda. He's the one in charge, so the direction of the games is mostly his doing... And, it's painfully obvious that he's not doing a good job. He cares more about pushing out a new battle simulator game every year than good storytelling and quality gameplay. Again, it's no surprise that the recent games he had the least influence over (BW/2) were the strongest and least formulaic in both areas.

    With all of the timeline issues Gen 6 caused, I truly hope they give Masuda the boot and do a full-blown hard reboot in Gen 7. (His first games as director were RS, so it's fitting that his last games are their remakes.) Bring in a fresh mind and do something completely different with the franchise.

    I definitely agree with you on splitting the franchise. Catering the main games to Smogon Drones will ultimately backfire, because that crowd doesn't want anything short of a dedicated battle simulator (to them, "Pokémon stories suck," no matter what, even if it's BW quality), so all GF is doing is alienating casuals. Seeing as XY were the worst-selling main pair ever, they don't really have anything to lose at this point.

    I agree with both of those :3 Haha that gives me an idea. Maybe after I eventually make that Hoenn-Reboot I've mentioned, I should make a Sinnoh reboot. Use Gen 5 graphics, the same region, but totally change the story and get rid of the "Pokemon are gods" junk and all of that along the way. Just like, throw out 90% of the game and make it from scratch. Might be interesting to see what people thought, anyway. No idea if/when I'd ever get to that, but y'know.
    Basically, what Sinnoh needs is a completely new story. (And, for Arceus to cease to exist altogether.)

    By "use Gen 5 graphics," I gather that this means that it would be a GBA hack, because you can't exactly use those on a GB/C base. BTW, I found a fan-made remake of Twinleaf Town in Gen 5 style. Definitely prefer it to the original.

    I definitely remember it blowing up. All the kids in school were all about it, whether they were nerds or preps or punks or whatever they were, everyone was into Pokémon. Half the people claimed it was going to be a fad and we'd all forget about it in a year or two. We see how that worked out xD.
    I remember how huge it was from 1998-2000. Most kids, both boys and girls, were into it, trading cards in secret on the playground (because they were banned at school), and a few even smuggled in their Gameboys. And, Pokémon merchandise was just everywhere, from dolls, to toys, to clothes, and so on. There was even Pokémon food!

    I was really big into collecting the cards back then, and I loved scouring flea markets and specialty stores for Japanese imports and other rarer cards. (Luckily, unlike other collecting fads from the era like Beanie Babies and Pogs, Pokémon cards are still worth some money.)

    Yeah, I kind of used a couple of those sprites myself, but it just seemed like the thing to do. But it isn't all fanservice though. And on the Lass issue, I used the one we talked about instead of the ditzy fanservicey FrLg one haha.
    I could care less about the Beauty, but hell no to that Sabrina. It's a hideous design, and it doesn't match her OW sprite, anyways. Either her GSC sprite or a FRLG devamp would be better. Same goes for Blaine, who I notice also has his questionable HGSS outfit.

    Misty, Giovanni, Lorelei, and Agatha could all use FRLG devamps, although I'm sure you're working on those. And, Lance, for that matter, since that's what I based his new OW sprite on.

    Good job on the Lass, though. As I've said before, I've always liked how the GSC and RSE Lasses looked battle-ready (and more like the Youngster counterparts they're supposed to be), something that sadly wasn't carried over to HGSS and ORAS.
  2. BettyNewbie
    March 30th, 2015 11:12 AM
    Yeah, that is a nice thing about Gimp. I didn't realize that about the plugins until just now though, I thought it had to have its own plugins :O Good to know!
    Yup, it's true. While there are also brushes out there made specifically for Gimp, there aren't many, and it's mostly because of the Photoshop compatibility. Why release a brush that only Gimp users can use when you can release one that both Photoshop and Gimp users can use, after all?

    Mhmm. Plus, that was around the time I joined PokéCommunity as well. My how time flies.
    LOL, I still had dial-up way back then. Not that it mattered too much since YouTube didn't exist yet.

    Yeah, it bothers me that we've only had 2 actual sequels among all the games. GSC to RBY, and BW2 to BW.
    GF seems to have grown allergic to sequels and continuity, in general. Even B2W2 were only made because of Nintendo, who thought that having sequels instead of a Third Version would help promote the games better on a dying handheld. (One of the rare cases where Executive Meddling turned out for the better.)

    As I've discussed with someone else, I think the franchise could greatly benefit from Masuda stepping down as director. He's held the position since RSE, and there's no question that he's the one who's mostly responsible for the formulaic rut the games have found themselves in. He loved the hard reboot they did with RSE so much that he wanted to do it again and again with every new Generation, with older regions and characters only being revisited in remakes (unless your name is Cynthia or Looker, that is). Entire regions simply get tossed out in favor of new ones before they even have a chance to sink in, and the end result is a large backlog of characters who have been completely forgotten, many for as long as 8-10 or more years.

    It's no surprise that the Generation that saw the most influence from outside of Masuda (Gen 5) was the one that broke the formula the most--first sequels since Gen 2, first Gen to not include remakes since Gen 2, first Gen to have a Dex that was entirely composed of a single Generation since Gen 1, first Gen to have an Evil Team whose goal wasn't destroying the world since Gen 2, first Gen to have Gym Leaders more directly involved in the plot, first Gen to not have the Evil Team be defeated after the 7th Badge, and so on.

    As Gen 6 has sadly proven, Masuda has run out of ideas. GF badly needs some fresh blood, someone who truly cares about storytelling and doesn't just want to make a new battle simulator for Smogon Drones (Can we please boot them from the fandom?) every Gen.

    People try to say "Ugh, we don't need ANOTHER Gen 1 remake!" and I'm like "We didn't need Gen 4 the first time around, what do we need a remake for?" I will admit though, if they changed the story some and made it have Gen 6+ graphics, it might be worth giving Sinnoh another go. Maybe.
    What Sinnoh needs is a total reboot instead of a remake, although I would laugh my ass off if Gen 4 fans ended up having to suffer the same kind of tutorial-laden copy/paste borderline-enhanced port we got with FRLG.

    Still though, you're right about the kids thing. It still blows my mind when something causes me to realize how young most of these people are and what year that puts them being born. I was chatting with someone the other day and made a comment about how "I miss the 90s" and their response was ":O I wasn't even born then!" and I was just like "oh wow. I forgot I'm old." lol
    Yes, it's true, people who were born in 2000 are old enough to be in high school now! Scary, scary realization, there. At sites like this, 20-somethings like us are practically senior citizens!

    (Hard to believe that there are so many people here who not only don't remember Pokémania, but weren't even alive when it happened. The idea that Pokémon was once popular enough to have three major theatrical releases in the US, as well as a musical and a buttload of spinoffs and merchandising, or even just make the cover of Time Magazine, just blows their minds.)

    Yeah I saw fan-art of Cynthia before I saw her in-game and I thought "That can't be her real look. I mean, she's probably just wearing a normal jacket and doesn't have it like that with only one button done barely holding it on her in the games." ...I was wrong. lol. Then again, I'm not too surprised, since the RSE beauty sprite appeared to have her wearing a sheer top over a black bra and may or may not have been too revealing when you zoom in. Hard to tell with that resolution, but yeah. I remember that coming up back when Gen 3 was the current gen, and Cynthia reminded me of it. Gamefreak confirmed for perving on their trainer classes. (Then again, the "Graphic Artist" in Gen 1 basically confirmed that in-game by going on about how hot he thought Misty and Sabrina were).
    Yeah, that was obviously the intention with Cynthia, make a Strong Female Role Model (TM) for girls to look up to while also making her look like a supermodel for boys to drool over. I highly doubt Cynthia would've been nearly as popular if she looked like Agatha or Bertha, instead.

    Ironically, the RSE Beauty was the first (and only one until Gen 5) to wear pants. The GSC Beauty even had to have her sprite changed because the original one was too suggestive! The most recent Beauty design from ORAS looks like a flat-out hooker!

    The Graphic Artist's comments about Sabrina are highly ironic in light of the Hotter and Sexier redesign she got in HGSS. There's just no question what the intentions behind that were.

    That would be cool though, giving him a custom David Tennant/Looker sprite. If you're up for making it, I'd appreciate it
    I'll be sure to whip up a sprite for you. I'll also see what I can do about Detective Munch.
  3. BettyNewbie
    March 29th, 2015 9:48 PM
    Gimp isn't one I ever really got into. I bootlegged a copy of Paint Shop Pro 7 a few years back and got used to that. So when I use Paint.net, it still feels off to me so I can definitely sympathize with that lol. Sorry for the instability though, I know that has to suck
    You get used to what you get used to, even with the downsides. Gimp is lovely, but it was designed with Linux in mind first and foremost, so the Windows versions aren't nearly as stable as they could be. Sometimes, I wish I had gotten into Paint.net first, LOL.

    (That being said, one thing I REALLY love about Gimp is how it can freely use Photoshop brushes and patterns, so finding nice custom stuff is very easy.)

    I forget exactly how long I've been a fan, I know I didn't get into it right at the start. I think I got into it shortly before Sims 2 came out?
    Well, you said you played the Sims console game first, and that came out in 2003 (I actually remember getting it for my birthday that year), while Sims 2 came out in 2004. Sounds about right.

    For me, it was the opposite. DPPt almost made me quit Pokémon-- and did for a little while. I didn't buy them, just played roms, and generally had the feeling of "this is BS. They alternate between boring and over-the-top and I just don't care" but then HG/SS were announced and I was like SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY! And I was that person taking my PokéWalker to class like that was just a normal thing people did in college (then again, I also played Pokemon in class a lot, either on an emulator or occasionally just bringing my gbc to class on days where not a single **** was given xD). So yeah, I'll never understand why so many people are all about that Sinnoh.
    Sinnoh was a very boring region, no doubt. As I said, it was basically just Hoenn: Cold Edition, the first set of games to explicitly copy the formula of a previous set of games in almost every way. I would've much rather seen a GSC-style direct sequel to RSE, IMO (and I'm not even the biggest fan of those games).

    There's no question that HGSS saved Gen 4 from being a total loss, even if they came out so late that their time in the spotlight was cut short by BW. (At least, though, that meant they weren't a rushed, partially incomplete product like FRLG were.)

    I kinda wanna thing the real reason is that all the kids these days just started with Gen 4, so that was their Gen 1 and that's what they feel nostalgic for. Not that they're old enough to know anything about nostalgia for realsies but y'know.
    Hard to believe, but yeah, there are a lot of kids who started with the DS games, and many of them are already crying for a DPP remake.

    (Even when there's still one more Generation left that doesn't have any kind of access to the 3DS and needs the updates a HECK of a lot more than DPP do. Sorry, Sinnoh kids, but y'all will have to wait your turn. )

    So basically what you're saying is that she's Princess Celestia. Supposedly all that and a bag of chips, but she's a generic mary-sue who doesn't deserve the praise the games give her, when other characters like Princess Luna and Princess Cadence have more interesting backstories but don't get as much going on in the episodes.
    Yeah, basically. Everything about Cynthia screams "fanfic character," even right down to her appearance--a tall, thin, extremely beautiful light-skinned young woman with long, flowing blonde hair. She's, essentially, a supermodel-turned-archaeologist/Champion (who still dresses like a supermodel). And, the way they gave her a perfectly balanced team with perfect IVs and fan-favorites like Milotic, Lucario, and Garchomp is just the icing on top. Blech.

    The first female Champion should've been someone a lot like the games' first male Champion, someone who was rude, a little bratty, and didn't always say or do the right thing. That's what REAL female representation looks like, female characters who are characters, not bland "role models."

    I remember that guy! I know he stuck out to me, but I never put two and two together and thought "Hey that could have been The Looker, couldn't it?" In that case, maybe I should turn that into a tiny cameo, for the people who are in the know about that, without making him part of the story. That would be super forced, trying to add The Looker into it.
    You mean, like they did in ORAS?

    As a nod, maybe you could replace the generic Gentleman OW with one that looked more like Looker? I could always whip one up. Maybe, you could even have another character on the SS Anne reference him looking like David Tennant?

    Which somehow reminds me, some of my irl friends and I were jokingly saying that the guy in Cerulean City who is guarding the burgled house should say he is "Detective Munch" from Law & Order, since it's become a bit of a recurring thing that Detective Munch shows up everywhere and in everything whether he has any business there or not.
    Well, he's certainly been around! Maybe, I should also whip up another custom OW sprite just for kicks?
  4. BettyNewbie
    March 29th, 2015 5:56 PM
    I haven't made as many things for TS4 yet, but so far the third party tool and Paint.net are working pretty well. I never used Paint.net before this, always used Paint Shop Pro, but Paint.net was free and worked with the image format the tool was using.
    I occasionally use Paint.net, but I'm just too used to GIMP's layout. Unfortunately, GIMP still isn't 100% compatible and stable with Win 7 or higher, so crashes (and lost work) are frequent.

    Same here. That's always been one of the appeals of the Sims franchise to me, getting to escape real life for a while and play with other things. Live something else vicariously. Be ridiculous or be serious, whatever you're feeling with that neighborhood/world.
    Oh, I know. You can do anything you want in the Sims, which is beauty of the game. The possibilities are endless. It's why I've been a huge fan of the games for close to 15 years now.

    Yep, looks like we actually DO agree on a lot of the problems with Gen 4 after all
    I like HGSS, but DPP are not favorites of mine by a long shot. If anything, you could call them some of GF's least original games. They took most of the same basic elements from RSE--new isolated region, restricted Regional Dex, new Pokémon that are intended to "replace" older ones, new Evil Team who wants to use Box Legendary to destroy the world and is defeated after 7th Badge, Champion is a Cool Older Mentor who helps you against Evil Team, and so on--and simply stuck them in a cold region as if that was enough to make a difference. At least, BW/2 and to a lesser extent, XY attempted to break RSE's formula.

    (And, yet, for some reason, DPP, especially Platinum, are some of the fandom's most highly-regarded games. Why? I know many people came back into the fandom during Gen 4, so maybe, they didn't realize how formulaic and unoriginal the Sinnoh games really were, but come on...)

    I will say though, I don't have a problem with Cynthia
    As a female fan, my biggest problem with her is how she's constantly held up and promoted as this Ultimate Strong Female Role Model when her character is, to be blunt, a boring Mary Sue. Her team is perfect (both stat-wise and coverage-wise), and she's portrayed as this wise, all-powerful mentor who always says and does the right thing.

    Now, there are certainly male characters who fit that description, too, but they are balanced out by the popular, well-liked, and important male characters who are heavily-flawed, as well as by the simple fact that every main villain in the games so far has been male. On the flip-side, the few "flawed" female characters are either widely hated by the fandom or are simply not given the same level of importance and backstory, and none of them are Champions or even leaders, period. Many female characters are completely underwritten and ignored, altogether, and almost all are degraded into cheap fanservice... often by the exact same guys who'll praise Cynthia to high heavens.

    Bleh, where's the Sims and its bastion of equality when you need it?

    but y'know. I am actually kinda planning to use The Looker in a hack... although in my game he would pretty much act exactly like David Tennant as the 10th Doctor from Doctor Who, and when he introduces himself, he would say something like "Hello, I'm The Doct-- wait, no. What is it they call me here? Oh right. I'm The Looker! Never quite understood that one..." That isn't Red++ though.
    He does look like the 10th Doctor doesn't he?

    Ironically, Looker may have actually made his very first appearance in Gen 1, but it has never been confirmed. His character doesn't really deeply enrage me like Cynthia does, but I do find it a teensy bit annoying how he's appeared in every single game released since Platinum (sans HGSS and B2W2) while many other characters haven't been seen or heard from in years (some, even more than a decade).
  5. TyHawk4501
    March 29th, 2015 4:05 PM
    I'm good too!
  6. TyHawk4501
    March 29th, 2015 3:59 PM
    How are you my friend?
  7. TyHawk4501
    March 29th, 2015 3:54 PM
    Hey Mateo!
  8. BettyNewbie
    March 29th, 2015 2:18 PM
    I guess it's *possible* that there is one on their website somewhere and I just haven't seen it because it didn't seem to come bundled with the game when you buy it in Origin. But the tool I have is third party. *shrugs* haha.
    Well, as long as the third party tool works fine enough for you. While I used the Sims Creator for my very first skins many, many years ago, I've long since abandoned it for GIMP and BodyWarp. The EA/Maxis tools usually don't give you as many options as the fan made ones, anyways.

    Yep! If only real-life could learn from The Sims and start being more open to equality.
    I agree. As stupid as Sims can be, their society is far more equal than ours. I like being able to imagine a better world in my game.
  9. BettyNewbie
    March 29th, 2015 2:05 PM
    My real problems with Gen 4 are specific to the Sinnoh region. I don't like the graphical style of the maps, it looks blurry and shoddy to me. And the storyline with Pokémon literally being gods and you going to the shadow realm to fight a giant ghost centipede just felt like bad fanfiction to me lol. I enjoyed HGSS though. The graphics still could use improvement but they are better than DPPt to me. Will reply to the longer message when I'm back on my laptop.
    Yeah, I also hate Sinnoh for introducing god Pokémon and religion into the games, especially a certain deformed llama who tried to steal the throne from the true ancestor of all Pokémon. Sinnoh also begat the trend of every Box Legendary being an ugly, overdesigned Dragon type (one that XY thankfully discarded), and the games' Legendary count, in general, was just insane.

    It also marked a low point in female PC design (It's cold enough for you to wear a coat and scarf, but not pants?!!?), and it introduced two of the franchise's most annoying and overused characters. The evolutions DPP added were a mixed bag, although they lose points for A) not letting you get most of them in DP, B) giving most of them ridiculous and over-complicated methods of evolution, C) not giving Jynx an evolution along with Electabuzz and Magmar, D) not making Yanmega Bug/Dragon, and E) making an Eeveelution that's completely redundant with a previously-existing one.

    This was also the Gen when Smogon started to take over the fandom. Blech.

    But, on the other hand, Gen 4 did give us the P/S Split, and HGSS, while not without their flaws, were far better remakes than FRLG. The move to the DS was also a pretty important first step, even if it was better-realized in Gen 5.
  10. BettyNewbie
    March 29th, 2015 12:54 PM
    I've never tried making requests (it seems most creators these days claim they don't take requests, which is honestly understandable). Still might be worth looking into though if I can't find something that suits me.
    Well, they're both active members at CTO (Hypnotiq is even a Mod), and I've seen them both take requests there. You could also hit up Viv and see if she could show you how to convert Sims 2 outfits to Sims 1.

    I guess it strikes me as odd since The Sims 4 claims to be more open for modders, (like some things in-game can apparently be changed by editing xml files) but still it struck me as odd that it didn't come with a basic tool for making clothing recolors like Sims 2 did. I mean we have tools for it now and all but yeah haha. Struck me as weird.
    That is odd, since even Sims 1 had a basic clothing-maker tool (albeit, only with Deluxe versions). It's possible that EA is saving it for a later EP or Stuff Pack, for whatever reason.

    *makes Red++ a freemium game for iPhone and Android*
    "Buy a Rare Candy for 2 gems?"
    I can already imagine that nightmare.

    I never considered them like straight-up stereotypical hippies, but they are free-spirited and open minded and stuff. And Meadow ended up becoming a lesbian and is married to a sim I made named Christy Simm (because I apparently suck at coming up with last names). Her sister on the other hand isn't dating anyone and just hangs out with her BFF a lot.
    Cool that you had her be a lesbian. I always loved how the Sims never cared about any of that stuff. The game treated all couples equally.
  11. BettyNewbie
    March 29th, 2015 11:28 AM
    Why do you consider Gen 4 to be your least favorite Gen, anyways? Just curious. Do you wish that Gen 2 had been remade in Gen 3 like Gen 1 was?
  12. BettyNewbie
    March 29th, 2015 11:04 AM
    Haha, no worries on that. I don't mind the list of links although sometimes it takes me a minute to notice they are there since for some reason they show up as the same color as normal text and so I have to mouse-over them to be able to see it's a link :p Probably just a thing with the theme I'm using or something. I'll have to look through them to see if they're my style or not I guess, but thanks for linking them, I'm sure I'll end up getting a few things from them whether or not I get a lot lol.
    What theme are you using? I'm using the "Johto Elite" one, which has a dark grey background, white text, and light blue links. It's very clean and minimalist.

    I know that Viv and Hypnotiq are still actively creating, so even if they don't have anything you like, they'd probably take requests. You might also find some good skins at various Japanese sites, of which Sims of the World has an entire list of links.

    Yeah, makes sense that it would take a while to get people settled in and work the kinks out of content creation. One thing that confuses me is that Sims 4 didn't even come with a version of Body Shop like Sims 2 did, people had to make their own tools for making CC. But even though they didn't release one with it (at least not that I can find) The Sims still shares pictures of CC people made on their official Facebook page and has talked with creators. *shrugs*.
    Yeah, that is strange, but it's nothing new. Back in the Sims 1 days, people had to create their own tools for making objects, and creators are a lot more experienced now than they were back then.

    I definitely believe it. I've heard stories of kids playing with their parents phones and accidentally buying used cars on eBay and the parents not knowing until the bill showed up. In-app purchases are even easier to believe, since all the kid has to do is keep clicking OK because to them, credit cards are just magic pieces of plastic that run out of money. Or they might not even know or care that money is involved, all they know is "If I click this, I get more gems so I can keep building houses faster and I want Ponyville to be big!" Yeah, for the app developers it really is like they struck a goldmine.
    It's exploitation. Most kids don't realize that "$100 for 100 gems" actually involves real money, and developers love this fact. They want the little kids to just mindlessly press "OK" until their parents get a $2000 bill from the credit card company. They make far more money that way than just charging $20 at the start for a complete game.

    Also, I love Meadow's name. It isn't average, but it's still cool. Since she was a townie, I made up a backstory for her where her parents both had "naturey" names to explain it-- her mom being named Brooke and her dad being named Forrest. And I gave her a sister, who was named after the mom, although that got a bit confusing at times when clicking menus. "Wait, which Brooke Thayer is this? Grr why did I do that" xD
    Yeah, I kinda expected they were a bunch of hippies. Fun backstory, though. I love redesigning and fleshing out Townies.
  13. Mueez
    March 29th, 2015 7:40 AM
  14. BettyNewbie
    March 28th, 2015 10:32 PM
    Yeah, the sims themselves were my main concern. The items and stuff look a lot better than the sims lol. But that's just how it goes I guess lol.
    Well, that's because, again, the objects are 2D sprites, while the Sims are (blocky) 3D models. But, you can still find pretty faces and clothes for the Sims. (Even if they're not quite Sims 2 quality.) I'm not sure if her taste is your style, but many of Vivacious' heads and bodies are Sims 2 conversions, so they look really good. Sims of the World and Hypnotiq's Boutique also have very pretty skins. Vita Sims also has realistic, non-blocky celebrity heads.

    (I hope you don't mind my lists of links, LOL. )

    Ah that's good to know. I know there are issues if you have conflicting IDs in Sims 2 as well, but since pretty much everyone uses SimPE to get unique ones I don't think I've ever run into an issue with it so far.
    Yeah, I think the kinks were mostly worked out by the time of Sims 2. Back in the early Sims 1 days, many people didn't have the best understanding of Magic Cookies and ID numbers, so many objects were made with either random different Magic Cookies or no Magic Cookie at all (as with those "bad" sites I listed earlier). With newer stuff, though, all objects by the same creator will have the same 4-5 digit Magic Cookie, so their stuff's easy to identify and will almost never have conflicts.

    Yep! Thanks :3
    You're welcome.

    Well it's not like most of them have strange names that would set off flags. Meadow Thayer is probably the least "real" sounding name, and that's only because I've never met anyone named Meadow irl.

    And yeah, Freemium games are a mess like that. They get you hooked with it being free and addicting, but then they nickle and dime you to death with random things you need to beat it (or just to let you beat it faster.)
    Real or not, Meadow Thayer is one cool-sounding name.

    Freemium games are the devil. There are actual stories of kids racking up massive debt on their parents' credit card over in-app purchases. Game developers have discovered an easy money vacuum, and they're exploiting it to the fullest.
  15. BettyNewbie
    March 28th, 2015 2:58 PM
    While it seems easier to make, I will admit that the low-res low-poly look does feel like a huge downgrade in terms of how the engine feels. But even still, looks like you did a good job with it anyway
    Well, when it comes to objects, quality Sims 1 stuff is often on par or even superior to Sims 2 stuff, IMO. Since they're 2D sprites, you can make them as bright and detailed as possible without having to worry about things like poly counts. For a good example of very high quality Sims 1 stuff, I recommend Olena's Clutter Factory. Many of her things are conversions from Sims 2/3, and they look just as beautiful.

    Now, the Sims, themselves, on the other hand, are considerably blockier that what you're probably used to, but CC gives you ways around it. The replacement hands from CORRY's Factory are a must, and many custom heads and bodies use higher poly meshes.

    Sounds like I need to check those out! Thanks for the tip, I'll keep those in mind when I get around to finding the game.
    You're welcome. I'm pretty familiar with Sims 1 land, so if you need more help finding stuff, I'll be glad to help.

    Never heard of something like that happening in Sims 2, only heard of crashes when like a modded item is broken (either made wrong or missing files or something). Not heard of it happening from too much CC though. *shrugs* oh well.
    Yeah, that must be just a Sims 1 issue.

    Now, one potential issue that Sims 1 objects have that Sims 2 stuff doesn't are Object ID conflicts, as explained by Bunny Wuffles here. In short, objects that have the same ID number will conflict with each other, and when an object conflicts with part of a multi-tile object (as seen here), that causes the game to crash.

    Luckily, this issue doesn't come up with most objects (especially newer ones), but there were a handful of sites in the past who didn't use Magic Cookies (an identifier that creates ID numbers and makes them unique from one another), and as a result, are very prone to object ID conflicts. Unless you want to spend hours fixing borked files, I strongly advise against downloads from any of the following sites: Honey Sims, Sleepy Hollow Sims, TA Sims, Game Island, Colorized Sims, and much of Savage Sims. Luckily, there are many sites who have similar stuff, but are far safer for your game.

    I'm sure there's an option to disable it, I just need to look again. At the time, I was just looking for aging and didn't think to look for that at the time since I was staying on top of my sims well enough and they have gotten at least a bit smarter by Sims 4 it seems, so it really isn't as bad if it's left on. But I still wouldn't want them progressing completely unattended.
    Does this help?

    Those accounts are still online and stuff, although some of the e-mail addresses aren't valid anymore so it yells at me when I sign in. Not sure if I could get away with making any new ones or not, haven't tried lately lol. I never played Sims Online, but I played Sims Social for a while, and The Ville which was just a clone of it that someone else made (which shut down shortly after Sims Social did). I thought about getting Sims Free Play on my phone, but wasn't sure if it was worth it or not (Free, just not sure if it would be enjoyable enough to be worth the time and worth trying to play it on a small screen since I don't have a tablet).
    Yeah, I'm very surprised those still exist since Facebook has been all about using real names for a long time now.

    As for Sims Free Play, it looks interesting, but I'm leery of anything that's "freemium." Even though it's free to download, getting all of the tools needed to actually complete the game costs real money, and the costs can add up very fast. (Not that the Sims is a complete stranger to giving you an incomplete game, *cough*Expansion/Stuff Packs*cough*.)

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    Hey guys, I'm Mateo. I was the co-founder of the Skeetendo Inc. Hacking Group (before it was a community, when it was just me and Pyro). I'm still a huge fan of Gen II, and so I still enjoy playing and hacking those games. I'm currently working on a "Johto Legacy" series that continues the story of G/S/C that consists of the "Pokémon Christmas" hack, and an upcoming prequel called "Pokémon Spirits and Legends" (that currently has no thread here).
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