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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1100 on: April 14, 2013, 12:01:20 PM »
~The first thing you do when visiting other people's houses is to look around and think of a way to re-create the house in sims.
~When you're away from your computer, you obsessively think about your latest build, project,dynasty,etc.

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« Reply #1101 on: April 14, 2013, 02:38:50 PM »
I did just that.  I went to see some display homes recently to see what my new carpet would look like and just wandered around to see if I liked the house enough to build it in my game.
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1102 on: April 15, 2013, 11:13:09 AM »
When you want to call your firstborn Kaylynn
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1103 on: April 15, 2013, 01:10:54 PM »
When you look at everyday objects and refer to them as the sim version. For example, I was taking a shower at my boyfriend's house. "Yep, this is a simple shower. Hopefully I can avoid the cheap shower moodlet. Wait, what?" <-- my thoughts the entire time.

Also, I've been trying to figure out how many "squares" my own house is so I can re-create it. The downstairs bathroom is 3X1 and has a bargain john and a counter/squatter's sink combo.


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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1104 on: April 18, 2013, 12:03:55 PM »
When you look at everyday objects and refer to them as the sim version. For example, I was taking a shower at my boyfriend's house. "Yep, this is a simple shower. Hopefully I can avoid the cheap shower moodlet. Wait, what?" <-- my thoughts the entire time.

Also, I've been trying to figure out how many "squares" my own house is so I can re-create it. The downstairs bathroom is 3X1 and has a bargain john and a counter/squatter's sink combo.

I've tried to figure out how many 'squares' my house is as well!!  The door is one, my desk is two, I have lots of (IKEA) bookshelves, and they are all one so my room where this computer is is 6x3, but its all angles, so that throws a kink into the plan... angles are the worst, I can never recreate the house because of the angles!  haha!

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1105 on: April 18, 2013, 12:20:26 PM »
You know you've played too much Sims when...
1) you tell all your friends how well you're doing in your immortal dynasty and they don't understand a word you're saying so they just nod and say 'Uh-huh...'
2) you read the title of your friend's book and it's called 'The Immortal Goddess' (or something along those lines) and you instantly think of the immortal dynasty and start doing #1 all over again!
 
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1106 on: April 18, 2013, 03:42:52 PM »
When you check this forum every day like it's the morning paper.  :)
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1107 on: April 18, 2013, 03:46:14 PM »
When you check this forum every day like it's the morning paper.  :)
Isn't it?? It's part of my daily routine.

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1108 on: April 18, 2013, 04:00:28 PM »
Isn't it?? It's part of my daily routine.

Mine too.  It's the first thing I do every morning.  It's 5:51 AM in Oz and here I am.   ::)
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1109 on: April 18, 2013, 04:00:58 PM »
When you check this forum every day like it's the morning paper.  :)

No way. I don't read the paper nearly as often. I check the forum all day.

You know you've played too much Sims when...
1) you tell all your friends how well you're doing in your immortal dynasty and they don't understand a word you're saying so they just nod and say 'Uh-huh...'
2) you read the title of your friend's book and it's called 'The Immortal Goddess' (or something along those lines) and you instantly think of the immortal dynasty and start doing #1 all over again!
 

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1110 on: April 18, 2013, 05:21:38 PM »
I tend to do it with just about everything I'm obsessed with! I'm getting a budgie next weekend and everyday I tell my friends some new budgie fact and how many days it is until I get it  :P

When you check this forum every day like it's the morning paper.  :)

It's literally the first thing I do after I wake up and get out of bed. Everything seems to have new replies in the morning, probably because of time zones and stuff like that. It takes me at least ten minutes to read through stuff and maybe post some stuff myself.
It is actually like a newspaper to me because, most of the time, the only news I'm interested in is Simming news!
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1111 on: April 18, 2013, 07:12:38 PM »
When you check this forum every day like it's the morning paper.  :)

No way. I don't read the paper nearly as often. I check the forum all day.

Me too!

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1112 on: April 18, 2013, 07:26:11 PM »
<sheepishly raises hand> Yeah...me too. Not in the morning since I have to get up so early for work, but the first thing when I come home. :)

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1113 on: April 18, 2013, 07:38:51 PM »
No way. I don't read the paper nearly as often. I check the forum all day.
Honestly I do too. This is like the 3rd time I've posted in this thread today alone. Second or third lol. I also have the sims minimized while I'm reading the forums right now.  ;D

I had to go back and check lol. It's the second one today. Well, off to play some more.  ;D

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« Reply #1114 on: April 18, 2013, 08:56:04 PM »
I also have the sims minimized while I'm reading the forums right now.  ;D

Me too lol  I always play in windowed mode - it's easier to switch between the forum, sims, and any other sims-related search that I may need to do!

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1115 on: April 18, 2013, 08:59:26 PM »
Am I just incredibly spoiled? I usually play when my husband is asleep or not home, because his computer is the one that has it installed. So I use both screens--his to play the game and mine to keep the Forum open, as well as YouTube for music, and whatever else. I keep all my dynasty records on my computer as well and it's lovely to be able to just pull them up when I need to. On the rare occasions I play when he is awake and home, he's on my computer and it's very uncomfortable not to be able to reach over and distract myself from a save or load.

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1116 on: April 18, 2013, 09:09:18 PM »
I have my laptop too, if I want, but I like to play it this way. My desk just gets too crowed otherwise. I play intermittently throughout the day, but don't make much real progress while playing with the kids and housework and the like, but in the evenings I get a couple of hours of uninterrupted play.

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« Reply #1117 on: April 19, 2013, 02:35:29 PM »
Must be spoiled lol. I only have one screen, and one computer. Although I'm sure If I had more I'd do that too!  ;D

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1118 on: April 26, 2013, 02:13:38 AM »
Am I just incredibly spoiled? I usually play when my husband is asleep or not home, because his computer is the one that has it installed. So I use both screens--his to play the game and mine to keep the Forum open, as well as YouTube for music, and whatever else. I keep all my dynasty records on my computer as well and it's lovely to be able to just pull them up when I need to. On the rare occasions I play when he is awake and home, he's on my computer and it's very uncomfortable not to be able to reach over and distract myself from a save or load.
I own a plethora of Nintendo systems all hooked into a television near my computer as well as a 3DS, so I hardly get bored waiting for the game to load. In fact, load times actually get too short because I want to finish the Grand Prix/Scarescraper I started while waiting for the game to boot up!

My computer's definitely above-par for gaming, but 7 expansions have made running the game on Windows XP a pain. But after I get Windows 7 and some more RAM installed, I'm wondering if a dual-monitor setup would help anything. My GPU probably wouldn't handle such a thing alongside running the game very well, but for those with beefier cards I'm offering that suggestion if you have a monitor to spare.

By the way, I won't be disposing XP. Some of the games I have are so ancient they won't run on newer operating systems. I'll likely set the computer up with dual-boot: I'll run Windows 7 just for playing The Sims 3! Yes, I feel that I am spoiled, too.
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1119 on: April 26, 2013, 06:49:41 PM »
I like XP too. But we were upgraded to Windows 7 a while ago now. There's a few of my old games won't run on Windows 7 either :(

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« Reply #1120 on: April 26, 2013, 10:03:06 PM »
OH MY Gosh! It finally happened to me too. I saw someone who looked vaguely familiar, and realized he looked like a sim. Unfortunately for him he looked like a young adult Arlo Bunch. I had to pretend I was smirking at something cute my baby did!!

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« Reply #1121 on: April 27, 2013, 03:24:00 AM »
OH MY Gosh! It finally happened to me too. I saw someone who looked vaguely familiar, and realized he looked like a sim. Unfortunately for him he looked like a young adult Arlo Bunch. I had to pretend I was smirking at something cute my baby did!!
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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1122 on: April 27, 2013, 03:52:39 AM »
OH MY Gosh! It finally happened to me too. I saw someone who looked vaguely familiar, and realized he looked like a sim. Unfortunately for him he looked like a young adult Arlo Bunch. I had to pretend I was smirking at something cute my baby did!!

Ooo, if only you could have taken a candid photo...

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Re: You know you've played too much Sims when..
« Reply #1123 on: April 28, 2013, 06:39:19 AM »
... when you're trying to get your Sim married to Agnes Crumplebottom and she works at the consignment store and you ask your non-Sim playing sister "What time does the consignment store close?" and she looks at you blankly and then you hit yourself for being so stupid!
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« Reply #1124 on: April 28, 2013, 10:36:02 AM »
When you have a dream that your logic immortal is somehow her elderly alien stepmother, and you're trying to do all the skill challenges and someone won't come to the chess tournament so you're driving all over town looking for him . . . and you can't find him . . . gah.
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