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The Conell Dynasty -- One More Try!
« on: May 25, 2015, 04:07:40 PM »
Hello all!

So yes, I'm back after quite the hiatus (I had some serious crashing problems with my Sims game and then gave up and didn't play for the better part of a year).   Haven't gotten Sims 4 yet.  It's on my wish list, but I want to get Into the Future first, since it's the last expansion I don't have.

I also lost all of my saved games, too.  Luckily, I did manage to keep my edited copies of some of the towns as well as my saved sims and that sort of stuff.

So, here's yet another attempt at the Conell Immortal Dynasty. :)


Table Of Contents:


Elisha
Chapter One:  Beginning Again:
Chapter Two: Assembling Old Friends:
Chapter Three: Whirlwind Romance:
Chapter Four: Crazy Day:
Chapter Five: Baby Daze
Chapter Six: Double Trouble:
Chapter Seven: Terrible Toddlers:
Chapter Eight: Arts and Childhood:


Immortals:


Elisha Conell:

Traits: Artistic, Loves the Outdoors, Green Thumb, Lucky, Athletic
Lifetime Wish: The Perfect Garden
Supermax Skill: Gardening
Career: Self-Employed Gardener
Property:
Building:
Lifetime Rewards:
Best Friends:  Agnes Crumplebottom, Christopher (Steele) Conell, Thomas Conell, Anya Conell
Opportunities:
Portraits: Young Adult
Photographs: Young Adult
Sculptures: Young Adult

Thomas Conell:

Traits: Friendly, Good, Perfectionist
Lifetime Wish:
Supermax Skill: Charisma
Career:
Property:
Building:
Lifetime Rewards:
Best Friends:  Elisha Conell
Opportunities:
Portraits: Toddler
Photographs: Toddler
Sculptures: Toddler


Other notes:

1) This isn't an entry for the Hall of Fame.  I'm using some bug-stomping mods as well as a few gameplay mods.  But that's ok by me.

2) As usual, this is going to come and go.  Right now I've got the time and energy to devote to this, but that might not stay.

3) Hope you all enjoy, and it's good to be back! :)

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Re: The Conell Dynasty -- One More Try!
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2015, 11:07:54 AM »
Hi and good luck with your dynasty! Hopefully everything goes well.



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Re: The Conell Dynasty -- One More Try!
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2015, 12:03:35 PM »
Good luck!!  ;D
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Re: The Conell Dynasty -- One More Try!
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2015, 02:56:47 PM »
Hi and good luck with your dynasty! Hopefully everything goes well.

Thank you!

Right now I'm in the time crunch of trying to get the unmelting ice sculptures, and it's looking like it will be a very close race to my founder's Adult Birthday. . .

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Re: The Conell Dynasty -- One More Try!
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2015, 02:59:12 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2015, 05:05:36 PM »
Ugh.  And of course, I'm already running into crashes. 

That being said, I'm currently playing with Gen 2 as a child, so I've got a buffer of screenshots that I can go through while I try and figure this out.  I'll go back one save and see if that helps me out.

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Re: The Conell Dynasty -- One More Try!
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2015, 07:10:40 PM »
Chapter One:

Elisha:

Beginning Again:


Well, here I am again.

I know I've done this several times before.  Each time starts similar and spirals into difference -- maybe this time will finally work out.

For those who don't know me by now, my name is Elisha Conell;  and my watcher has declared that I am to once again, be the founder of a dynasty of Immortals.




Well, lets start at the beginning.

So I'm dropped off in my new lot with pretty much nothing.  Just the clothes on my back, my sleeping bag, and a handful of Simoleons.

My first priority is finding fruit.  Not only is it something to eat, but I can also plant it as well! I'm hoping I can have as awesome a garden as I had last time.

I found some fruit in the neighbour's front lawn.



They were initially a bit surprised by my being there. . . .



but once I got the chance to talk to them, work things out, they were generally decent folks.

Then, it was off to the park, to find some more fruit.



The fruit wasn't the only thing I found, though!  Look at the mushrooms I found growing in the park!




I can't plant them yet, but they're good to have around.

After that, I went for a quick shower at the gym,



and then went to meet up with a very old friend -- well, at least an old friend to me. 





She didn't remember me -- which, when I think about it is quite fair.   So there's not really any surprise that she wouldn't agree to move in as a roommate -- even without considering that I don't have any -rooms- yet!

Thank the watcher it's summer and I can sleep under the stars.



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Elisha's Traits:  Athletic, Green Thumb, Lucky, Loves the Outdoors, Artistic
LTW: The Perfect Garden

Everyday:



Formal:



Sleepwear:



Athletic:



Swimwear:



Outerwear:







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Re: The Conell Dynasty -- One More Try!
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2015, 04:32:17 PM »
No formal update again, just letting you know that things might be slow.  I (once again) had to go back to an earlier save, since a glitch ate the 2nd gen's Child Portrait. :(

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« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2015, 05:56:45 PM »
Ah-ha!  I think I found the reasons for my glitching. I lost a good bit of play time, but I can make it up.

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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2015, 03:50:25 PM »
So my game has developed an interesting quirk where occassionally it gets 'stuck' between buy mode and build mode.  Sometimes I can get out of that, and sometimes I can't.

All I can say is thank goodness I'm pretty good about saving.

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Re: The Conell Dynasty -- One More Try!
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2015, 09:01:16 PM »
I'm sorry to hear that - I had that glitch too. The game freezes and gives an incomplete HUD when you enter Build or Buy mode. I had to turn off Sims 3 whenever that happened. That's why I stop playing Sims 3. :(

Good luck!
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Re: The Conell Dynasty -- One More Try!
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2015, 08:01:38 AM »
I'm sorry to hear that - I had that glitch too. The game freezes and gives an incomplete HUD when you enter Build or Buy mode. I had to turn off Sims 3 whenever that happened. That's why I stop playing Sims 3. :(

Good luck!

It's inconsistent for me and usually doesn't happen, but when it does it's rather annoying.  Sometimes I can get out of it by going to the menu, though.

I'm hoping it doesn't reappear again. :(

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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2015, 09:02:51 AM »
Chapter Two:

Elisha:

Assembling Old Friends


The next morning, I did convince Agnes to move in with me.  I guess such questions are much better asked on a good night's sleep and a full stomach!

I may not be a stylist, but even I know unflattering when I see it.  I coaxed Agnes into going on a shopping spree, and sending her to the salon. Even before the construction crew came to start building the house. 



Then, Agnes and I had some fun on the waterslide that I'd brought back from the store.  Moving and having a house built is -hard-, so we took a break for a bit!





But, after our fun and games, this whole Dynasty thing has to come first.  I've already been informed that my Watcher (I have one of those now?) will be annoyed if this fails again, especially because of something simple, like me not selling my fruit.

So, I went off to the consignment store to sell what fruit I didn't plant (or put in the fridge),



while Agnes started sculpting.



And after my trip to the store, I went looking for another old friend. . . .




We shared a meal.



It was difficult to remember that he knew none of what I remembered in bits and pieces, that his life, up until now, had been 'normal.'    I didn't know how much he would believe.

And after a deep breath, I presented him with flowers I'd picked.



This would be the second time in as many days I learned the same lesson.  People don't respond well when they're falling over half-asleep.   I blame the full moon for my own foolishness.

At least this time I had a proper bed to go home to.

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Agnes' wardrobe:

Formal:



Sleepwear:



Athletic:



Swimwear:



Outerwear:




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Re: The Conell Dynasty -- One More Try!
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2015, 01:59:44 PM »
Agnes looks amazing.

Thank you!

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I love that side braid. Where is it from?

It's a personal favorite of mine, too, as you'll see!  I got it ages ago from a mod site. (I can't remember if I'm allowed to link mods sites here, but I can send you where I found it, if you like!)