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Spring Has Sprung...I Think!

 

Well, Simmers, Spring has finally arrived. At least, that's what it says on my wall calendar. But, I've gotta tell ya, even Punxatawny Phil, messes up, occasionally. Just this past Groundhog Day, February 2nd, Phil came out of his burrow, didn't see his shadow, and proclaimed we'd have an early Spring. A couple of days later, here in PA, we had a snow storm! A lot of folks, have had a lot of snow since Old Phil said we'd have that early spring. It's also been cold enough, in many states, to freeze the breeches off of a stone statue! PA included! No surprise to me, however, because this kind of stuff is typical of early Spring in PA. We'll be continuing to have this crappy weather until the last week of May.

But, enough about the weather. There's plenty of Sims 3 news to pass along. Are you ready?

Once again, it seems that the developers at EA have been reading my mind. I've been hoping like heck for a Sims 3 version of one of my favorite Sims 2 Expansion Packs...University. And, guess what? Yep, EA's thoughtful (in my opinion, anyway) development team have given us University Life, an upgraded, and much improved version of the Expansion that I so greatly enjoyed. And, I'm delighted to report, that a lot has been changed. No longer do our Simmies scamper off to class, leaving we, the players, to sit and stare at the room we were in before our student left, unable to do anything at all as time races by. Now, we are able to attend classes with our Sims, something that I find very cool. There's also much more to do on campus, and we have some new, and interesting pre-made Sims to play with. Of course, we have the open, living world that makes Sims 3 so much like real life. It's far more fun to be able to walk about the campus, or drive a car to our destination of interest, rather than wait, and stare at the loading screen, as we did with Sims 2. But, hey, I'm not ripping on Sims 2. I loved, and still do love Sims 2. It was reliable. I could always count on Sims 2 to load up as it was supposed to, respond to my clicks and commands, and rarely, if ever, crash to desktop. I played, and still do play, Sims 2 for hours on end without ever experiencing the annoyances we have with Sims 3. I never had to save every 30 minutes for fear of losing what I'd just accomplished, as I do with Sims 3. I never needed Mods to keep my game running without a gazillion glitches, bugs, and hiccups. Sure, I know that some people had quite a few problems with it, but I never did. I'd plop in the disk, the game would load, and I'd start to play. That's it. When I click the start button on the Sims 3 Launcher, I whisper a little prayer, asking The Powers That Be to please, please, let my game start.

All the same, I'm luckier than a lot of Simmers, because my games does run. I don't have a high end gaming rig, with water-cooled everything, a super duper graphics card and a ton of RAM, either. I've got 8GB of RAM, a passable ATI Radeon 5570 Graphics, and an okay Desktop PC, that's over three years old. I plan to either start shopping for a new machine, or upgrade my RAM and Graphics capabilities, as soon as we receive our federal income tax refund. Don't we all look forward to that every year! I'm also grateful to my son, the computer engineer, for teaching me how to change the RAM cards and the graphics drive, which for me, is a real accomplishment, because I know next to nothing about the insides of a PC. At least, I'm no longer afraid to unscrew the panel, and work inside the machine as I once was. I really do believe, that if you are going to own and use a computer, you should know how to perform some simple preventative tasks and change out some of the parts. The cost of calling a repair person is outrageous. My son says a person is better off just buying a new machine.

So...We were talking about Sims 3 University Life. An expansion pack that I was really, really, really hoping for. Here's what the folks at EA have to say about it.........

 

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    The Sims 3 University Life

 

 

Description
Are your Sims ready for the time of their lives? Heading off to university opens up new opportunities, from social connections to career growth. From class activities to major-specific objects, your Sim will find new ways to learn! And university isn’t just about hitting the books. Join a protest, flirt at a bonfire party—there’s a lot to learn outside of lectures at the student union. With new locations like the bowling alley and SimBurger to explore, and new activities like juice pong and spray painting murals to enjoy, your Sims are sure to have the time of their lives!
 
FEATURES
 
 
Get Ready to Party!
Text books and study groups are a big part of university, but sometimes Sims just need to party! From hosting bonfires by the lake to doing juice keg stands at a dorm party, there are lots of ways to have a great time at university.

Make Connections and Network. There are three social groups on campus—the nerds, the rebels, and the jocks. Socializing with members of each group offers its own unique advantages, from unlocking dream jobs to an extra trait.

Tap into Your Defiant Side! Sims can express themselves by organizing or attending protests, creating murals and graffiti, and even cheating on exams.
Achieve Academic Excellence.
Learning is more fun than ever with new major-specific objects, from broadcasting your own radio show as a Communications student to assembling your skeleton as a Science major. Your Sims can also learn outside of the classroom through class activities, lectures at the student union, and joining in social activities.
Actions Matter.
Just like in real lifethe decisions your Sims make across academics, socializing, and social groups affect each other in an interconnected way. 

Reap Benefits After University too!
Reach the top job in your career path more easily with faster promotions and a higher entry-level job for university grads. If your Sim becomes a legend with their social group, they may even land a dream job as an art appraiser, sports agent, or video game developer!
Explore the Campus and Town.
From striking out at the bowling alley to flirting with the barista at the Roasted Toasted Beans to browsing comic books at the Keith’s Komics, there’s a whole new town and campus full of places to explore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           
 
 
 
 
The Awesome 80s Fashion
 
 
 Yes, The Awesome 80s...
 
Don some legwarmers, a leotard, and a headband and your Sim is ready to get physical—at the gym, that is! Outfitted in a vibrant structured suit with shoulder pads, they’re set to bound up the career ladder.Whatever their activity,with the awesome 80s attire, they’re dressed for success, for sure! Décor—Set your Sims up with radical pinup wall art, tubular arcade games, and a totally slick entertainment system and let the shimmies start shaking!
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description
Are your Sims ready for the time of their lives? Heading off to university opens up new opportunities, from social connections to career growth. From class activities to major-specific objects, your Sim will find new ways to learn! And university isn’t just about hitting the books. Join a protest, flirt at a bonfire party—there’s a lot to learn outside of lectures at the student union. With new locations like the bowling alley and SimBurger to explore, and new activities like juice pong and spray painting murals to enjoy, your Sims are sure to have the time oftheir lives!
 
FEATURES
 
 
Get Ready to Party!
Text books and study groups are a big part ofuniversity, but sometimes Sims just need to party! From hosting bonfires by the lake to doing juice keg stands at a dorm party, there are lots of ways to have a great time atuniversity.

Make Connections and Network. There are three social groups on campus—the nerds, therebels, and the jocks. Socializing with members of each group offers its own unique advantages, from unlocking dream jobs to an extra trait.

Tap into Your Defiant Side! Sims can express themselves by organizing or attending protests, creating murals and graffiti, and even cheating on exams.
Achieve Academic Excellence.
Learning is more fun than ever with new major-specific objects, from broadcasting your own radio show as a Communications student to assembling your skeleton as a Science major. Your Sims can also learn outside of theclassroom through class activities, lectures atthe student union, and joining in social activities.
Actions Matter.
Just like in real lifethe decisions your Simsmake across academics, socializing, and social groups affect each other in an interconnected way. 

Reap Benefits After University too! Reachthe top job in your career path more easily with faster promotions and a higher entry-level job foruniversity grads. If your Sim becomes a legend with their social group, they may even land a dream job as an art appraiser, sports agent, or video game developer!
Explore the Campus and Town.
From striking out at the bowling alley to flirting with the barista at the Roasted Toasted Beans to browsing comic books at the Keith’s Komics,there’s a whole new town and campus full of places to explore.
Description
Are your Sims ready for the time of their lives? Heading off to university opens up new opportunities, from social connections to career growth. From class activities to major-specific objects, your Sim will find new ways to learn! And university isn’t just about hitting the books. Join a protest, flirt at a bonfire party—there’s a lot to learn outside of lectures at the student union. With new locations like the bowling alley and SimBurger to explore, and new activities like juice pong and spray painting murals to enjoy, your Sims are sure to have the time oftheir lives!
 
FEATURES
 
 
Get Ready to Party!
Text books and study groups are a big part ofuniversity, but sometimes Sims just need to party! From hosting bonfires by the lake to doing juice keg stands at a dorm party, there are lots of ways to have a great time atuniversity.

Make Connections and Network. There are three social groups on campus—the nerds, therebels, and the jocks. Socializing with members of each group offers its own unique advantages, from unlocking dream jobs to an extra trait.

Tap into Your Defiant Side! Sims can express themselves by organizing or attending protests, creating murals and graffiti, and even cheating on exams.
Achieve Academic Excellence.
Learning is more fun than ever with new major-specific objects, from broadcasting your own radio show as a Communications student to assembling your skeleton as a Science major. Your Sims can also learn outside of theclassroom through class activities, lectures atthe student union, and joining in social activities.
Actions Matter.
Just like in real lifethe decisions your Simsmake across academics, socializing, and social groups affect each other in an interconnected way. 

Reap Benefits After University too! Reachthe top job in your career path more easily with faster promotions and a higher entry-level job foruniversity grads. If your Sim becomes a legend with their social group, they may even land a dream job as an art appraiser, sports agent, or video game developer!
Explore the Campus and Town.
From striking out at the bowling alley to flirting with the barista at the Roasted Toasted Beans to browsing comic books at the Keith’s Komics,there’s a whole new town and campus full of places to explore.
Description
Are your Sims ready for the time of their lives? Heading off to university opens up new opportunities, from social connections to career growth. From class activities to major-specific objects, your Sim will find new ways to learn! And university isn’t just about hitting the books. Join a protest, flirt at a bonfire party—there’s a lot to learn outside of lectures at the student union. With new locations like the bowling alley and SimBurger to explore, and new activities like juice pong and spray painting murals to enjoy, your Sims are sure to have the time oftheir lives!
 
FEATURES
 
 
Get Ready to Party!
Text books and study groups are a big part ofuniversity, but sometimes Sims just need to party! From hosting bonfires by the lake to doing juice keg stands at a dorm party, there are lots of ways to have a great time atuniversity.

Make Connections and Network. There are three social groups on campus—the nerds, therebels, and the jocks. Socializing with members of each group offers its own unique advantages, from unlocking dream jobs to an extra trait.

Tap into Your Defiant Side! Sims can express themselves by organizing or attending protests, creating murals and graffiti, and even cheating on exams.
Achieve Academic Excellence.
Learning is more fun than ever with new major-specific objects, from broadcasting your own radio show as a Communications student to assembling your skeleton as a Science major. Your Sims can also learn outside of theclassroom through class activities, lectures atthe student union, and joining in social activities.
Actions Matter.
Just like in real lifethe decisions your Simsmake across academics, socializing, and social groups affect each other in an interconnected way. 

Reap Benefits After University too! Reachthe top job in your career path more easily with faster promotions and a higher entry-level job foruniversity grads. If your Sim becomes a legend with their social group, they may even land a dream job as an art appraiser, sports agent, or video game developer!
Explore the Campus and Town.
From striking out at the bowling alley to flirting with the barista at the Roasted Toasted Beans to browsing comic books at the Keith’s Komics,there’s a whole new town and campus full of places to explore.
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March 27, 2013

6:49 PM

Posted by Gloria P.

 

Gloria/WebMistress/The Simtopian Portal

 

Well, hello again, Simmers, it's your webmistress here, with some news about my latest Sims 3 project. Why should the happenings within my game interest other players? It should interest other players because I'm dealing with the subject of homelessness.

I was surfing the Internet for some interesting Sims to add to my game, and came across a family named Bin Diver. They are a father and daughter - Kev and Alice - homeless, and penniless, living in a weed-overgrown, no longer used Park. Kev and Alice have nothing, save for a couple of worn and weathered Park Benches, and a faded and equally weathered old table. Alice also has her Teddybear, something thing she managed to hold onto when the bill collectors came to toss them out onto the street, and lock up the house, with all of their former belongings. Their creditors planned to sell off all they had accumulated over the years, to pay what was owed to them.

But, what about Alice's mother? Where is she? Who is she? The person who created this poor, sad family never mentions Alice's mother, and the subject never comes up.

This family has problems from day one. Kev, the man that unfortunately turned out to be Alice's father, is a man who dislikes children. He's also hot-headed, inappropriate, a Kleptomaniac, a Couch Potato, and insane. Just being near Alice irritates Kev. He blames her for everything. It's her fault they were now living in a park. It's her fault that they didn't have a penny to their names. If he hadn't been forced to support her, he would have had enough to pay the bills. If he didn't have to be there to look after her, he might have been able to find a job. It was her fault that his wife decided to leave. She just couldn't handle the demands of raising a child, and caring for her home and husband at the same time. If only she hadn't come along...if she hadn't been born...everything would be fine right now!

Kev is an oddball to be sure. He gets his meals by walking into people's homes and helping himself to the contents of their refrigerator and closets. He bathes in strangers' bathtubs, sleeps in their beds, watches their TVs. Kev couldn't care less if Alice has anything to eat. Heck, she doesn't even have a pair of shoes to protect her small feet.

Kev wanders about the neighborhood, often wearing nothing but a pair of dirty underwear. He talks to himself, rummages in public trash cans, and makes passes at strange women. When Alice is nearby, he'll stop strangers and make rude and insulting remarks about his daughter.

Poor Alice is left on her own most of the time. When she's hungry, she has to go to strangers and mooch food. When she needs a bath, she has to go to the neighborhood public pool, or the gymnasium and use the showers. For entertainment, she goes to the public library and spends the day reading. She'll also go to the Community Center, play video or table games, watch TV, join other Sims for a game or two of Dominos or Chess, or even Basketball. More than anything, Alice longs for a close friend of her very own. Someone she can count on to be there for her when she needs them, a person she can count on to listen to problems without being accusing, disapproving, or judgmental. Her friend would be supportive. Her friend would be there to offer her the simple pleasures of a bed to sleep in, a hot meal, a warm bath, a roof over her head when it's pouring rain, snowing, and bitter cold. Alice wasn't asking for a lot...just the basic comforts that everyone else enjoys. 

It seemed that every day, Alice would find herself asking..."Why did this have to happen to me? What did I do to be punished this way? Would she ever manage escape this  miserable life, and have a home of her own, a husband, and a family? Was that too much to ask?

I  followed this sad story as it slowly played out, and it just seemed to become more and more depressing. Poor Alice's situation seems to go from bad to worse. I saw her grow and become a teen, and then an adult. She eventually found herself a part time job, which out a few Simoleons in her pocket. 

Wanting to help others, Alice starts mailing most of the money she earned to charities. And with her job to keep her busy, she thankfully doesn't see much of Kev. And, then one evening, as Alice is sitting in their old park, reading a romantic story, Kev appears. He looks to have aged considerably.  In fact, Kev looks quite thin and frail, and rather sickly.

Ordinarily. Kev would have accosted her angrily, picking a fight. Kev was always rude and insulting...always hateful. But, this time, he seemed subdued, and passive. He just wanted to talk.

Eventually, Kev lay down on one of the benches and fell into a deep sleep. Worried about him, Alice decided to sit with him through the night. Ultimately, she too grew drowsy, and lay back to close her eyes for a while.

It was the warmth of the morning sunshine on her face, and the sweet, subtle melody of bird song that aroused her from her dreams. She yawned, stretched, and finally sat up. Looking over at Kev, she realized that something was wrong. Frowning, she got to her feet and went to where her father lay. She touched his shoulder...He was cold, and still. Kev had passed away during the night.

Alice was taken aback. The way Kev had always treated her, she shouldn't care about his passing. She ought to be glad that he was finally out of her life. But, she wasn't. Tear welled up in her eyes and spilled down her pale cheeks. She stepped back, sat on her bench, and with her face cupped in both hands, she sobbed grievously. Why, she wondered, couldn't she and her father manage to become friends? Why was he always attacking and belittling her? Why couldn't Kev have been the father she longed to have?

And, now he was gone, and she was alone in the world.

 

This is where this sad, sad story ends. I had thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Homelessness, I believe, is s subject that we all need to address. Putting together a Sims 3 story, with Homelessness at it's heart was an excellent way of making people aware of it.

 

The author of the Kev and Alice story was interviewed many times about the piece, and why he had decided to do it. The creator also posted links, so fans of the series could download Kev and Alice and continue their adventure. Fans could begin with Alice as a child, with Alice as a Teen, or Alice as a Young Adult. It was reader's choice. Along with Kev and Alice, fans also got a copy of of their weed-overgrown park. From there, fans of the story could take Kev and Alice on a new kind of adventure. Fans could have them rise above their depressing situation, or they could make it worse. There were many, many options.

I chose to download all three versions of Kev and Alice, thinking that I might try to begin their tale at different periods in their life, and locate each version in a different town.

 

So, thus begins my brand new Legacy Game. I started with Alice as the little, barefoot child, and placed their weedy lot in the town of Aurora Skies. I looked the town over, searching for a good place to set down the park. I really didn't scan the landscape too thoroughly. I just looked for a location where the lot would fit without too much adjustment, and plopped it down.

Turns out, I couldn't have chosen a better spot, if I had planned it. I had chosen a downtown spot. As I had a look around, I discovered that the public library was right next door! Two doors down the street, I found a spa and bookstore. In the other direction, was a wooded area, where The Weatherstone was concealed.. Just beyond the wooded area, was a large park, designed for fishing, and beyond the park, was Aurora Skies Public Swimming Pool. All around Alice and Kev's park were a number of other community lots...a Learning Center, the Municipal Bldg, a restaurant,  a couple of parks...The locale I had chosen was going to provide Alice with a lot of community places where she could spend time, learn, and have some fun.

I also decided, that since Alice had really longed for a friend, I would provide her with one. A little boy her own age, living with a Middle Class Family, not rich, and not poor, just a family who would embrace her as one of them. A family who would offer to take her in, and provide her with some simple necessities...a few sticks of furniture, money for food, appliances with which to prepare the food.  I felt, however, that Alice, for some reason, felt obligated to stay and look after her father, even though he was a terrible Ogre...and a Thief. He's always bringing home things that he claimed to have found "in the trash". But, Alice knows better. She's all too aware of how Kev came by his assorted treasures. He Boosted (stole) them. A great many of his acquisitions came from the junkyard, Kev's favorite place to hang out. The Junkyard office, had a small bathroom, a computer that he could use to Troll on forums. Upstairs of the office was a kitchen/Living Area, with a few appliances, a TV, Radio, plenty of books. Kev often sat there for hours on end watching TV and eating the food stored in the fridge. Kev enjoyed this little luxuries, and eventually decided to bring them home with him.

I built a garden on Kev and Alice's lot, and added a fishing pond. It wasn't hard for Alice to find seeds scattered about town. She started growing her own veggies and fruit trees, and catching fish. These she sold at the Consignment Store. With the money, she bought  a used tent to protect them from the weather. But, unable to look inside the tent, because it was a Rabbit Hole, I decided to build Alice and Kev a simple shelter...I gave each of them a small bedroom, where they could go when the wanted privacy. There was also a combination Kitchen/Dining Area, with a simple Sitting Room. All of the materials I used were aged and weathered. The windows didn't match, the doors were made of old, dirty, weathered boards. The structure had a thatched roof. The shelter had an Outhouse, with a toilet and a simple, basic shower. I gave them a clothesline for drying laundry. They also had a stained and faded washing machine. Kev had found the old washer, sitting on the back porch of one of the furnished, but unoccupied houses in the neighborhood. He couldn't resist bringing it home. Kev told Alice, once again, that he had found the machine, discarded in the trash. He decided to bring it home to see if it worked...or if he could fix it. Alice nodded. She knew he had not found the washer in the trash, but she had long since stopped worrying about him. With a bit of luck, he'd get arrested, and be out of her hair for a while.

 

So, Simmers, that's how I laid out my Legacy Game. I'm planning to begin a new blog, so that I can document the progress of my family, and follow the course of their daily lives. Most everyone who have played and are still playing this family, have used cheats to take them down to zero funds. Others, feeling sorry for Alice, used cheats to make her rich, so she could finally enjoy the good things in life. For me, that seemed like a cop out. I wanted Alice to rise above her situation, but I wanted her to work her way out, and earn all the good things I wanted her to have. That, after all is the point of playing these characters.  I wanted to see how long it would take for Alice to earn the money she needed, selling the produce from her garden in the Summer, and selling the fish caught.in their pond.  In the Winter, she would have to use the amenities of The Stone's Throw Greenhouse.

 

As for Alice's young friend...There is a lot of space that can be utilized for placing lots, right across the street from their lot. Easy enough for the two children to walk back and forth across the street. All I need to decide, is if I will use a pre-made family from the bin, or create one of my own. A pre-made family would be far more interesting...

 

Well, that's about it for the Bin Diver family, Generation 1. I've already got them securely ensconsed in their shabby, little shelter. All they have is the most basic of necessities, just enough for them to prepare basic meals, have a place to sit while they watch their stolen TV. Each of them has a single bed to sleep in, and a door they can lock for privacy. Alice has an old computer, given to her by her little friend's mother. It's a full time job, keeping Kev away from it. He likes to Troll on forums, almost as much as he likes rummaging in rubbish cans!

I do hope you will check out my Bin Diver Blog, and pass along your ideas and suggestions for struggling Sims....

 

A Brand new, "Let's Play The Sims 3" video. This one is for the Seasons Expansion pack, by TheQuxxn. Check it out. I love these Let's Play videos.

Need help with your game? Are you experiencing repeated CTDs (Crash To Desktop)? Have your Sims gone MIA (Missing In Action) while they're in transit to a vacation site? Did your Sims return from a vacation with a Doppleganger? Have you been getting distorted monstrosities instead of companions since you installed the Pets Expansion? Do you have questions about  Mods and Custom Content? There ARE people who can help. Here are a couple of links to some very helpful sites. Both sites are owned and maintained by very knowledgeable people. They offer advice you can trust....

http://crinrict-help.blogspot.com

http://www.the-isz.com/nraas/index.php?/forum/10-nraas-mods

http://www.modthesims.info/

Another of those "Let's Play The Sims 3" videos. This one, I found more entertaining than the previous one I posted for you guys. Check this out, and let me know, if you like it, and which version you prefer. Gloria/Webmistress/TheSimtopianPortal

Links And Stuff..........................

 

Of Course, there are more episodes in the "Lets Play The Sims 3 Seasons" video series by XUrbanSimsX on YouTube. So, instead of crowding the entire page with individual modules, I decided to give you a single module with links to the various sequal videos. So, here they all are.................

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa-98i-_2es

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8slksvvWWg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOSflGysT7I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOSflGysT7I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4ZeAmey2bc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSpozXBG4J0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdAFrLeDkl4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UavX79nxAw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lS7lB8PuwA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IS8CrFgPvTM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fiHgdseFHA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgsenLuoBDU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K08bihyKs4o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K08bihyKs4o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYcd-foP4pw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhI3NOOWxZA

 

That's all of the episodes so far. The previous series by TheQuixxn, is also available on YouTube, and there are like 23 or 24 episodes. I'll try to post them all for you. Let me know if you liked this series, okay?

 

Gloria/Webmistress/TheSimtopianPortal

     ** A Brand New Venue**

 

Hello Simmers! I'm one of The Portal's newest writers, known here in the  Sims 3 realm, as LittleCricket. I thought I'd introduce myself, by  introducing one of the newest venues to brighten up our game, and give our Sims something new to make their virtual lives much more interesting. As a Simmer who enjoys having her in-game    characters grow their own food, this new venue brought a smile to my lips. 

You've probably guessed that I'm talking ab out the Stones Throw Community Greenhouse. This is whatThe Sims 3 Store has to say about it...............................................................................................................................

 

Stones Throw Greenhouse

Additional Screenshots:

With the Stones Throw Greenhouse, you're sure to have the best harvest in years! The included furniture and clothing will get you in the right mindset for the cooler weather, and with the new greenhouse, you'll be able to grow excellent crops in a fraction of the time! Use your newfound leisure time to enjoy the fruits (and vegetables!) of your labors.

 

Premium Content Included
  • SwiftGro Gardening Station

    With the right tools and setup, gardening can be one of the most rewarding things you'll eve...

  • Plants vs. Zombies™ Sunflower

    Brighter than a penny, Sunflower stands apart from other perennials by making sunlight while...

There are some very nice items that are included with the Greenhouse.......

 

 
This is my favorite item in this collection. It actually comes with the SwiftGro
Gardening  Station, but it's so doggone cute!                                                

  • Plants vs. Zombies™ Sunflower

    Brighter than a penny, Sunflower stands apart from other perennials by making sunlight while                   while also finding time to dance with nearby Sims, even Zombies who want to pick her petals.

     

    With this cute plant you can.....

    • Get your groove on by dancing to a number of music tracks straight from Plants vs. Zombies!
    • As a Zombie Sim, continue your quest for horticultural domination by attacking Sunflowers!
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~Pilgrims, Indians, And A Waning Moon~

 

Howdy Simmers! I'm glad you decided to visit The Portal today. Folks around here call me The Old Luddite. Why? To keep it simple, techy gadgets and I don't get along. It's kinda like water and salad oil. You just can't mix  'em together. Sure, I'll sit down at my wife's PC to look up ways to fix a leaking pipe, check my work schedule,  see what's    new on the Sims 3 Community Site,  but when I want to actually play Sims 3, I head for my XBox 360.

I've been helping out here at The Portal for some time now. Usually,I do illustrations and layout. When I write a post, I type it up real quick on Notepad, and leave the editing to folks with more writing talent. But, today, I'm stuck. There's no one available to proof read or edit for me. I've got to do it myself.

My assignment was to check out some of the newest content for Sims 3. So, I mosied on over to the Community Site. Once there, I visited The Store.

Right away a set captured my attention. It was a collection of items with a Thanksgiving-like of theme, called "Waning Moon". Mind you, I don't know how Thanksgiving and a fading moon are connected with one another, but obviously someone at EA thought the title was cool.

Anyway, I browsed through all of the items that were part of the set, and finally decided, to hand over some of my Sim Points to buy it. I'm glad I did. Because, since I added the "Waning Moon" content to my game, I've found quite a few places where it worked quite well.

I should also add, at this point, that sometimes, I'll use my wife's PC to play. She doesn't mind if I play her game, so long as I confine myself to my own town, and my own Sim Households. She'd brain me if I messed up her current game, because she's doing a new legacy.

My favorite town  is a custom made one that I found on The Exchange, called  "Piccaroon Island", and I'm currently playing a family that I also found on The Exchange, called Wigglebottom. The   Patriarch is an old Grampus  named Lucius, who is a loner, who loves fishing and being outdoors with his dog, a  Bloodhound named Old Roy. Lucius, his wife Gertrude, their son, Morgan, who is also their heir, Morgan's wife, Misty, and their toddler Melinda, live in a rustic, log cabin on a very woodsy type lot, with a large creek-like body of water. All of the stuff - save for the Pilgrim clothes, and the Indian outffit - fit very well in the Wigglebottom's home. Their nearest neighbors, a family called Tuttle, also have a woodsy lot and country lodge type of home, so I used a lot of the stuff from the Waning Moon set there as well. The Waning Moon set, was rather pricey at 2, 550 Sim Points, especially since it isn't avery large set, but I'm satisfied with it, because I'm getting a lot of use from the items in it.  Another Simmer might not agree with me onthis point, and consider the set too expensive for their budget, because it isn't a big set. If you like rustic furnishings and decor, and don't mind the 2,550 Sim Point price tag , then I really do recommend the Waning Moon set...

This is the description from The Sims 3 Store................

 

Waning Moon

 

Whether your Sims are getting ready to act out the first Thanksgiving or are just looking for some southwest style, this set will put you in the mood for the harvest! Live like a chieftain with these Native American styled furniture, decorations, and outfits!

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The Sims™ franchise, the groundbreaking game series that allows players to create and live a virtual, simulated life on a variety of gaming platforms, celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2010 and has sold more than 140 million units since its launch in February 2000. Now translated into 20 different languages and available in 60 different countries, The Sims series has quickly become a universal gaming and cultural phenomenon. Since its June 2009 launch, The Sims 3 has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide across multiple platforms and was the #1 best-selling PC title for 2009 in North America and Europe. Fan intensity is evidenced through more than 300 million downloads of player-created content including: The Sims characters, houses, stories and more. The Sims 3 community site, www.thesims3.com, welcomes more than five million unique visitors monthly, handles more than 100 content downloads every minute and more than 3.5 million uploads to date. In addition, The Sims 3 has a broad range of community channels reaching millions of fans daily. The Sims 3 YouTube Channel videos have been viewed more than 70 million times and The Sims 3 Facebook and Twitter pages have a combined fan base of more than 10 million. Visit The Sims 3 official website to see what the players are creating at www.TheSims3.com or the official YouTube Channel for The Sims at http://www.youtube.com/user/TheSims. Join The Sims 3 Facebook and Twitter communities to see what fans have to say about the game at www.facebook.com/thesims3 and www.twitter.com/thesims3. The Sims 3 is available for PC, Mac, iPhone®, iPod touch®, mobile devices, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, Nintendo DS™, Wii™ and Nintendo 3DS™. In August, 2011, The Sims Social browser-based game launched on Facebook and within one month garnered an impressive 50M monthly active users and secured the #2 position on Appdata’s chart of top Facebook games. To play The Sims Social, visit www.facebook.com/TheSimsSocial.

 

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We bounce around a ton of ideas around here for expansion packs, but I can think of very few that generated the amount of excitement as the idea for time travel. When I say “time travel,” I’m not just talking about new technology and a new way of life in a futuristic setting—though that’s a big part of it—but also about giving you the ability to travel to the future and back again, with your actions in the present having repercussions in the future. We knew it was going to be a challenge to work out the gameplay mechanics to achieve this, but that was one of the things we were most excited about.

 

 

In The Sims 3 Into the Future your Sims accomplish their time hopping by entering the Time Portal. First we knew we had to make the new future setting compelling. We set out to build a whole new world hundreds of years from now, a world that not only looks different but that is populated with all-new technology, objects and interactions that will change how you play with life in surprising new ways.

 

The game gets even more interesting once you start traveling back and forth between the future and the present. What your Sims do in the present will affect the future—will that future be a grim one or a bright one? Will your Sims have to adapt to a polluted and unstable environment, or will they walk around with aspring in their step through a love-infused wonderland where anyone is liable to break into spontaneous dance at any time? Nothing is ever completely black or white, though: meteorites that rain down in the dystopic future can leave behind gems that are a great source of income, and Sims that have to resort to eating bugs will find they can make a nutritious and tasty dish! Meanwhile, even the happy-go-luckiest of Sims in the future utopia might overdose on all the love and sunshine and end up retching rainbows!

 

 

Whichever future your Sims end up with, they can meet their descendants there, then do something in the present that threatens those descendants’ very existence. If you reduce your present-day household to a single Sim with the loner trait, for example, you might go on your next trip to the future only to find them descendant-less!

 

By now you’re probably wondering exactly what kind of technology your Sims will encounter on their journey to a future paradise or dystopia. I don’t want to give away everything,but here’s a sampling: hoverboard, jetpack, laser beat machine (a crazy new electronic instrument that’s part laser harp, part foot drums!), dreampod, food synthesizer, and air tube elevator! Suffice it to say, the tech will reinvent the way your Sims eat, sleep, travel, socialize, work, and have fun.

 

 

The addition of all this new tech left us free to take full advantage of what the futuristic setting has to offer in terms of opportunities for rich storytelling and exploration. This includes the new Create A Bot feature. From the beginning we knew we wanted to make Plumbots a central part of life in the future, and allow players to go deep in creating and experimenting with them.

 

While the interface will feel familiar and comfortable to anybody who has used Create A Sim, Create A Bot includes some powerful new game play elements that will let you tell all sorts of new stories with a variety of biped and hover bots. You can hone your new bot-building skill in order to create different trait chips and program your bots’ behavior. Your bots can become friends and companions for your Sims and integrate into their lives in interesting ways as you give them not only parts to, say, help out around the home, but emotional traits as well!

 

 

We definitely drew inspiration from the brilliant and imaginative ideas that we saw in our forums and can’t wait for you to get your hands on this upcoming expansion pack. So get ready to send your Sims through the Time Portal and experience life like never before with innovative new features ranging from future technology that will improve your Sims’ way of life to the ability to shape and alter the future through your Sims’ present-day actions. We’re very excited about what the future has in store for you and The Sims 3. Come back soon as we unveil more about this exciting new expansion pack!

 

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I began this site to showcase a new kind of Sims 3 story. While those that combine screen captures and prose are excellent, I always come away from those wishing there was more content to them. I want to know more about the characters, and why they do the things they do, where is this story taking place, in which Sims 3 World (Sunset Valley, Riverview, Bridgeport, etc.), and I'd like to know more about the house the characters live in, more about the neighbors. To do that in the picture and prose format, would be a extremely lengthy project. BUT, if it could be done in SHORT STORY FORMAT, it could be accomplished with a few, well written paragraphs! So, here I am, beginning the short story project. I didn't want to put the first story on the home page. That is like slapping the reader in the face with the thing! I wanted to ease into it, and give the people who visit my site, a little bit of Sims 3 fun first....

So, I added a Blog, some pictures and videos, some links, and later, during the months ahead, I hope to feature some of my favorite Sims 3 Artists/Designers, Story Tellers, and Machinima Creators. In addition, I've added some widgets that are supposed to help me pay for this site, and have a wee bit left over for other important things, like adding more great content to the ever-changing pages of The Portal. Times are tough. No one needs to tell you that, am I right? I get paid by my Affiliate Sponsors when people click through, so please click the links, and check out my sponsors' sites, okay? It doesn't cost anything to click.

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May 10, 2012...

EA has announced the release of a brand new stuff pack! The new collection of goodies will be called; "The Sims 3 Deisel Stuff Pack"  and will be released this coming July. The new Stuff Pack is a team effort, uniting EA with Deisel, one of the world's most popular Apparel and Lifetyle Companies. The set will give our Sims some brand new fashions for the summer, as well as upscale, and ultra modern furnishings to give our Sims' home a fresh new look! Many of the items in this new Stuff Pack are part of Deisel's new Spring/Summer collection, and they will be available in their stores and online. If you've got the time, the inclination and money, you can decorate your own home to match your Sims!

At this point in time, EA has not released any videos of the new collection, but I'll be sure to post one when they are eventually released. I'm sure there will be some adventurous Simmers who will release some videos on YouTube long before EA does. From the screen shots I've seen, this Deisel collection looks pretty cool, so I plan to buy it. By the way, this new Stuff Pack is available for pre-order at The Origin Store. So, before you forget, why not stop on over there to preorder your copy today!

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July 5th, 2012...

                                                 

                                            

      

     ~~Turning Up The Heat In More Ways Than One~~

I hope that everyone had a great 4th of July, and that there were no fireworks related or other injuries to spoil your festivities. When our kids were growing up, our oldest daughter had a genuine talent for getting hurt or becoming ill on holidays...every holiday!                    

I can still vivildy recall the July 4th, when, despite repeated warnings and lectures, she ran headlong into the barbeque grill, just moments after the flames had gone out, and ended up with, small but painful, 3rd degree burns on both forearms. I thank God, she had raised her arms, to shield her face and upper body. That could have been a horrible nightmare!                                                            

 On Halloween (the day after, actually) of that same year, she developed a miserable ear infection, and was too sick to touch the "Trick or Treat" candy she collected!

                                            OnThanksgiving Day, when I was eight months pregnant with our second child, she fell and whacked her head hard enough to raise an enormous bump, right, slap, in the middle of her forehead! When it comes to children,all head injuries should be taken seriously, so we spent most of the day in the Emergency Room, and came home to eat cold turkey..

 Christmas was worse. She had been playing in my sister-in-law's room. Only she knew what the game was, and her playmates were visible to only her. My sister-in-law was asleep. I've always envied that family's abilty to sleep through an artillary barrage! When I'm sleeping, can hear a flea fart! Everything wakes me up. That morning, my husband and I were enjoying the opportunity to sleep in, because our newborn daughter had also decided to sleep late that day. But, the peace and quiet didn't last. My sister-in-law woke me, carrying my daughter into our room.

"She's got a splinter in her foot," There was no urgency in her voice. Kids collect splinters all the time, right? Sure they did, but this wasn't a splinter. Somehow, she'd managed to jam the entire tree into the bottom of her foot! So, I got my first aid kit, sterilized a needle and a pair of tweezers and tried my best to extract it.

"I tried to get it out," my ister-in-law confessed. "But, she kept wigging (Of course! She's a normal 5 yr old!) and I coudn't get it."  What she did, was break off the tip off the thing, and now it was in too deep even for me to grab hold of it. This job was going to require an expert. So, I woke my husband, and once again we were off to the hospital.

I was thankful that the Emergncy Room practically empty. Perhaps it was due to the fact that it was Christmas Day. Or, quite possibly, it ha something to do with the physican who was in charge of th E.R. that morning. He was a nice-looking man to be sure, but he had all the charm and bedside maner of Dr. House!   As he entered the exam room he grimaced.

"Oh, man! I hate doing kids. I never know if they're crying because they're scared, or because of somethng I did!"

"Well, Doc," I responded. "This is your lucky day. If you hurt her, she'll tell you about it...in no uncertain terms!"

"Swell," he said, and heaved a heavy sigh. As he walked to the sink to wash is hands, I heard him mumble..."Christmas Day, and I get "the kid from hell!"

 It turned out to be a quick extraction. My daughter didn't fidget, or fuss all that much, and she didn't cry. I suppose that made "Dr. House" happy. She did complain as the nurse injected medication to numb her foot.

"Ow!" she said in a voice that sounded very much like her father. "You hurt my foot! I want that guy to do it!"

"Looks like you made a friend, Doctor," the nurse said, and grinned as she handed over the syringe.

"Yeah...I heard."

As he came to the exam table he leaned close to my daughter, who was watching him with keen interest. "Okay, Kid...I need you to do me a favor."

"Wha kinda favor?" she asked him.

"I need you to sit stll...and I mean really stiill. Otherwise I might slip and jab this needle all the way up your nose."

I couldn't tell if he was serious or joking, but he and my five year old seemed to have some sort of Emergency Room raport. She giggled, and gave him a playful poke on the end of hs nose.

"I like you," she said. "You're a screwball."

"I'll like you a lot better, when you're on your way home." he said, causing my daughter to giggle once again.

"Can I have the splinter when you're done"

"You can have my car and the contents of my wallet, if it gets you out off my Emergency Room!" 

Are you rich?"

"Something like that"

"I don't want your dumb ol' car,"she said, grinning broadly. "But, I'll take the money."

"You sure?" he asked, as he worked on her foot. "It's Corvette...A new one."

"Nah. I can't drive."

"Strange...I though a kid like you could handle a muscle car. You sure know how to handle nurses."

"She hurt my foot!"

"I hurt your foot too. I saw you bite your lip when I stuck you with the needle."

"You didn't mean to do it."

"Are you sure? I might be the kind of guy who likes stabbing kids with needles."

My daughter laughed. "I might be a kid who likes kickin' doctors in the nose..."

"Well, wait till I'm finished. I don't want to get blood all over that pretty new outfit you have on."

"How'd you know it was new?"

"Your Mom forgot to take the tag off of the collar. He gave the sweater a tug. I heard something snap. A second later he dangled the store tag in front of her face.

My daughter took the tag, and held it out to me.I took it from her and tossed it on the trash can.

"Your Mom buys you expensive stuff, The doctor said. He skillfully extracted the splinter and placed it on the instrument tray. The nurse immediately handed him a needle that was already threaded with suture.

"That's 'cause she loves me," my daughter responded to his remark about the cost of the sweater.

Yeah? Can't understand why? You're an obnxious little kid."

"You're a 'noxious doctor!"

'"Who told you I was a doctor? For all you know I could be the janitor."

My daughter giggled. "You're too smart to be the jan'tor."

"A smart ass."

"You cuss like my Dad." My daughter giggled.

"A kid like you would  make anyone cuss."

"Even the Pres'dent?"

"Especially the President."     

We left the E.R. that moring with my daughter holding her souvenier splinter, contained in a plastic envalope. She also had a Santa stocking filled with candy. A gift from her doctor. It wasn't till we got home, that we found the $20.00 bill rolled up inside the stocking. Maybe it had somthing to with the big hug she gave him before we left. Anway, he had retured her hug, and afterward, planted a kiss on the top of her head.

"Merry Christmas, Kid," he said. "You made my day!"

                                    

 

Anyway, enough about that. I was talking about heat...hot weather...and turning up the heat on the Internet as well. I don't know what conditions are like in your part of the country, or in your part of the world, but here in Western PA, we're cooking. We've had temperatures in the upper 90s for the past 15 days. It was 99 degrees (Ferenheit) today, and the humidity as absolutely miserable! I felt like a large, wet animal was sitting on my head, with all it's weight pressing down on me! It took every ounce of effort  I could muster, just to move from the couch. And, when I did, I began to sweat like a racehorse after the Kentucky Derby! Even sitting still, the humidity was oppressive, making it hard to breathe. Foolishly, I fell asleep on the couch. When I woke, my skin and my clothes were soaking wet! I felt utterly and completely drained. In fact, I was actually surprised that I hadn't melted right through the cushions on the couch!

Here's some interesting trivia for you. There is only one country in the entire world, where people don't take death, due to Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke seriously. They don't worry about it, make no effort to check on elderly neighbors who don't have air conditioning, and, despite all warnings, will go jogging during the hottest part of the day! These Dunderheads  become frantic if they discover two flakes of dandruff on their shoulder, constantly check themselves for perspiration wetness or odor, lock themselves indoors for a week if they get a zit, and are so paranoid about germs, they use hand sanitizers, before and after touching a shopping cart in the grocery store, and pause to use a sanitizing towelette to wipe off the cart handle before touching it. But, these same people think nothing about sunbathing in the blazing hot afternoon sun! Do you know in which country these idiots reside? Well, I'll tell you...

 

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This new venue looks very interesting...it's a Casino, and there are a lot of new goodies that come with it!

One of my favorite objects returns...The Wishing Well! I used to use this thing to death in Sims 2.

The Best Expansion so Far!

by LadyGwenna on September 15, 2012 0 Comments

So, it's finally here, and Simmers everywhere are having a fine time experimenting with all of the new Supernatural beings that became available with this new expansion pack, the pack that i oersonally consider the best that EA has come up with so far.  I've been watching The Exchange at EA's Sims 3 Community Site, and frankly I'm surprised by what I'm seeing. I has expected most simmer to go gaga over the new Fairies, but no, it the Witches and Warlocks, and all things witchy and magical that are getting the attention. As for me, personally, I want to have a go at the new Werewolves, and then the Zombies, which I'm discovering her quite different from the Sims 2 Zombies. The Sim Gurus are also having some fun with this expansion. Here's a post from The Comminity Blog, that's sure ...

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I guess these guys really hate the Pizza Girl!

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