Someone Compete With Maxis Please Edition
Previously On /tsg/: >>128279806
Stuff Pack Review (LGR): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80J_2oRbFBs
>Official News / Patch Notes for Sims 4:
>Main Pastebin (READ BEFORE ASKING):
>Game Cracks (WIP):
>Sim and Lot Sharing:
- Upload to the gallery with #ts4vg.
- For Crackers: http://modthesims.info/showthread.php?t=531149
>Finding, Installing, and Organizing Custom Content:
- Maxis Match Content for Sims 4: http://pastebin.com/PsF87UsP
- Sims 3 and 4: http://pastebin.com/u9DHZCxx
- Sims 2: http://pastebin.com/mM9fkQma
- Lewd CC: http://pastebin.com/8thP4Wcp
- Decent Mods List (WIP): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uo3Tgrc3aQ25V-i5pfK8g4JUEqGhL7tlL9Gvi7hhdeo/edit#
>/tsg/ Town Version V3 (Requires Everything Up to Spa Day)
>Claude's Sim Megapack V2 (same CC as /tsg/town, tons of sims)
- OP Template Resources: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xfes0e760tkoojt/AACwI8al4j9fDCDCznxvCjwPa?dl=0
- Outdated /s3g/ gdrive: http://gdriv.es/s3g/
Thanks, I'm using Jole smooth skin with rope's body freckles
>Thanks, I'm using Jole smooth skin with rope's body freckles
Thanks, found it.
>clicking around on the site after finding that skin
>some of this stuff is kind of cool
>its ayy lmao night at the bar
>all have the same hair
i could work with this
also all my fucking male lmaos come equipped with ridiculous flamboyant makeup, not the alien kind
you should! one of my favorites.
While we are on the topic of skins, what's a good default replacer that's anatomically correct?
Sorry for the stupid question, but this is my second time getting back into 4 since release, and I haven't kept up with the mod scene.
I post them too m8. Maybe you're just projecting.
I'm not bullying anyone, mom! I swear! I'm just fist fighting random kids for exercise!
Listen angel, I may use violence as a solution to a lot of problems, but never towards someone who can't fight back, you hear me? I don't want you to turn out like your birth mom. Don't hit people you care about, ok?
But I saw you smack around Daddy!
That's...different. He literally asked for it. Sometimes...parents like to do weird stuff like that, and it's up to you to ignore it and go back to bed.
So just take them all out anyways and put them in a little at a time.
I just said furniture would be the most likely, not the only
You also probably didn't need to delete all your scripts
Deleting the cache after removing mods is just to make sure the game doesn't think the mod is still in there, so I'm not talking about what you're thinking about at all.
Move all of your mods to another folder on your desktop or something, delete the cache
If it does work, put your mods back in slowly until it breaks
Run the game and see if it's fixed
If it still doesn't work, try taking out your saves and seeing if those are corrupted
If it still doesn't work, you need to repair the game or go to EA about it
I've seen other's go to EA about it, they don't get very good answers, in fact, the only answer they get is the same thin you're saying, so it's wash, rinse, repeat and they don't even bother to make a patch that fixes the problem.
on a side note, I made a Korean girl
Say hi to Pat, /tsg/
Sorry if you don't get the name
>make a patch that fixes the problem.
The problem is that they've patched.
When they change something in game code, some mods are bound to break. It's not up to EA to give support for things modders do, or try to keep their future updates compatible with all of the mods. That wouldn't make any sense.
Why can't some other developer buy up the rights to Sims and have EA distribute the game?
Then again, that would just turn EA into the vidya equivalent of The Weinstein Company
Holy shit, I didn't expect to find my picture of the stasis chamber in the general's initial image.
Anyway, I recently discovered a Chris-chan sim I made years ago on The Sims Medieval. What do you think?
I wish I still had the sim. ;_;
I posted these images 4.1 years ago and I even made a female version of Chris.
it baffles me, too. Are they afraid that their competitor wouldn't be as good, Sims as a whole already isn't that great, the only reason it's popular is because it's a huge cash cow. We need someone to tip said cow by offering something better, with more features and options, updates that add content without having to change code. The features I want to see in said substitute are
>Weather in base game
>True developer console
>"difficulty" settings which change the tone of your story and how it progresses, gradually getting darker or funnier
>Ability to convert animations and approximate them onto different skeletons
>Different races in base-game (Humans, Ayylmaos, Demons, Gods, Angels)
>Achievements and the ability to modify relationships and features of your "sim" on the fly
>creating the character has 3 menus, one for easy and amateur users, one for more advanced players, and dev/prog mode which shows hidden settings
When you bring multiplayer into it, I'm worried someone will want to turn it into another secondlife
I would love to have multiplayer, but definitely on a more private level
I want to be able to have my friends visit my world and we can watch/help each other build or interact with the townies
Some settings for the degree to which friends/strangers can mess with your worlds would be good
Full permissions could be considered a state of pvp since they could kill your sims/destroy your home. Maybe rob you, too?
The option to have their sims stick around as townies when they log back into their own world
Better AI so their sims won't do things they'd consider out of character when they leave them there
Not sure which you're aiming for, just kind of adding on/rambling
I don't want another secondlife, either, so every server would have a player limit and be password-protected, with each joining player being given the password to join.
Before you make a sim, you have to make a world for them to live in. How much friends and players can mess woith the world would depend on whether the world's permissions are set to edit or play-only. PVP would be as simple as an on or off command, sims become townies by having the game clone them or use them from a saved bin.
I'm aiming for something that's like The Sims on steroids. With more customization than TS3, and add onto that weather and supernatural beings in the base game, if you create a god, you can smite NPCs and townies, preform miracles(cure diseases, heal wounds, bring people back to life, magic) as well as preform immaculate conceptions, which would give you an achievement called "Keep in yer' pants, Zeus". Who you are able to make pregnant is set via a settings menu.
You can disable password-protection altogether and set the player limit.
I never said they weren't in the base-game. they could be if you wanted them to
Not sure what the name would be, though
You can choose how a sim dies by shift clicking on them with testing cheats on
You never mentioned doing masses of them at once
If you're just wanting to cull townies, there's the household management tool, too
Every few times I load my game up, I go through and delete any NPCs I don't like
They just disappear instead of die if you go that route though
I don't really care since there's no functional graveyard in 4 still
If you have fun with just basegame, more power to you
If people never got bored with the game, EA would have no one to sell the DLCs to
>Not wanting to be able to do something without cheats
>Not wanting to be able to make townies immortal through a developer console so that they get struck by lightning all the time
So... I take it no one in this thread read any of those articles from last year where the people who made Cities Skylines said they'd be releasing a Sims game this year? There hasn't been any news since last March, but even EA acknowledged that it was happening. http://simscommunity.info/2015/03/20/the-sims-is-getting-a-competition/
if i remember correctly, ts4 was originally made with multiplayer features and was reworked after the simcity disaster
i haven't been able to find the site that posted about this though
Yeah, I guess, why haven't any torrents been updated since then, what happened?
"elements from Risk" is more EU IV, CK II is more of a "child murder and incest simulator", it is more about people and their relations compared to other strategies than just county management.
Paradox tend to be a bit jewish about their DLC akin to Maxis, but they if they are ever going to get their hands on making a Sims competitor, it's going to be a better product than Sims anyway.
That works for a gameplay centric game like minecradt, but TS is a game about cosmetics and design. If you can't have custom objects, clothes, hair animations, gameplay mods, ect, then there's a big part of the game missing. The Sims online was pretty awesome, but it had none of this.
Yes, you also need to have all of your mods synced up, which is a fucking pain in the ass. For people who make their own mods and fine tune shit, it's far from worth it, especially when you have different people who want to play in different ways.
You could make it work the same as Technic launcher does for minecraft. Have multiple instances of the game for different servers that require different modpacks. Except you don't have to copy over the entire game if modding would work the same way as it does for sims, just launch the game including a mod folder required by the server. Separate that from singleplayer mods where player could throw in anything.
Syncing mods across all players on servers would never work because mods can be incompatible.
>especially when you have different people who want to play in different ways
That's why you have people host their own servers and anyone gets to mod their own server and attract people who like the same playstyle.
I'm not too much on board with TSOnline clone, but I can see it working even with mods.
Yea right. All I can do is make 3d models and skins. Coding something as complex as ts4 would be a mammoth undertaking.
Maxis does it and they've got no fucking idea what they're doing. 15 years of making the same game over and over again and they still can't do path-finding properly.
Let's do it
I don't know, haven't heard of it. Music is something as well.
I'll probably try to do it on my own anyway, at least in a very basic form because I'm taking video game related course next semester.
>Install basic mods and some clothing mods
>Go visit a neighbour
>Group chat starts
>Can't get out of group chat, they will just stand there
fuck my life, how do I even track what is causing it
Sure thing. See, I already can draw cube with texture (it's also processed by sophisticated shader that add this red gradient), I just need to add few adjustments to make it able to render sims.
Fuck, it was 6 years ago. I actually could finish serious game at this point if I didn't spent my time on random shit
To be fair, it's a different team and probably has been a different team for each game. TS4 still has better pathfinding than any of the previous entries, but it's still not great. I wouldn't even know where to begin trying to code something like that.
Does anyone know if there's a backless shower-tub combo for TS4?
Jesus god in heaven.
How can you be so delusional? I knew people on the official forums wanted disabilities in the game (because that'd be sooooo fun), but this just taking it to a creepy extreme.
thats a huge bump. Mika is only a few days in so her bump is still small.
There's a big differenct in TS4, you sim will show right away depending on body type, with ts3 the bumps are always too small, realistically a ts3 full term bump is the same as 4-5 months IRL
Good, the Chisami gigi skin and Lionspau masterpiece eyes work fine
More like local infamous club. They're young, they lift, they're criminals and everybody hate them.
Oh thats nice, you have it uploaded somewhere?
Here is a shot just now.
Georgia Humanowitz is on her first date with Alexander Goth. Let's see if the Goth family's superior genes are enough to breed away her weird-looking Alien heritage.
This is no time to get shy, Alex! You're banging this chick, and dammit, you're gonna LIKE it!
For the last time, Dad, human women can get pregnant. It's not weird!
Annnnnnd.... he ended up even uglier than his grandfather.
Well, it's the 4th generation, technically, and I've been playing them since release.
It's just when I get bored or whatever with a generation, I go full steam ahead with the next gen.
Little Brian here is gonna be a father before the morning's over.
I've done that, but only when my games crashed or something was wrong(I forgot to put my skins in last night and found blue townies after playing 5 hrs) and I had to keep redoing things
I've also got Cassandra Goth's family to play through, and HER daughter needs to have a son at some point.
My neighborhood has a bit of a shortage of eligible bachelors, and I need to do something about that.
Thanks! Im gonna install it now and try some on.
Why is Sims 2 Castaway on the ps2 the best sims game? I can't stop playing it, it's been like 15 years, I need help.
Also should I get sims 4? I have sims 3 and all expansions, and I'm fine waiting for 4 to git gud before I buy if I need too, but if it's already good then I'll pirate it.
Looks like the ooh smooth skin works as well
Too bad for Pat he's got permanent bitchface
Sims 4 is... decent. It's a very different game to the Sims 3, and both do some things very well, and other things not so well.
Be warned Maxis is insisting on sticking with their "vision" for the Sims 4, which mostly means Young Adults are the focus, and all your Elders are gonna be wandering around the dozens of nightclubs in obnoxious YOLO gear, and despite saying that their stuff/expansion packs were gonna lay down the framework for future gameplay, every pack's core gameplay is pretty much self-contained.
>Elders are gonna be wandering around the dozens of nightclubs in obnoxious YOLO gear
>"That's right, ya'll! DJ Saggy Saggs here! These low hangin' teets won't stop my beats!"
How are you running the 1.13.106 patch??? Every torrent I've seen is on the 1.13.104 patch.
To answer your question, though, you're not missing out on any mods that are absolutely essential to gameplay. I've personally only had trouble with a couple mods by Weerbesu (http://modthesims.info/m/166102) and Devilgurl (http://modthesims.info/member.php?u=3636872), and that's because said mods run at 1.13.106, not 1.13.104.
Get a load of these guys.
Rick ended up in jail, wanna know why......anons?
He sliced off two dicks so he could superglue them to his head to look like two droopy antennas. He wanted people to refer to him as "The Stinkbug".
ooo good guess, sooooo close. No he had an argument with his main chick because she doesn't like his pimp lifestyle and thinks he should get a REAL job. She called the police and claimed he hit her.
Well, if he was a REAL pimp, he probably did smack her at some point. Come to think of it, I don't think my Rick has a real job either.
well not that she can prove, they only detained him to water down the emotions. Rick is slick like that. Its not that Rick doesn't want a job, its that hes afraid he is gonna get hit with child support. Lots of people claim their kids are his, but unless there is a DNA test he isn't paying shit.
Whats your Rick do for a living?
Adventure, treasure, thievery, professional asshole. Jack of all trades.
I've been exploring Unity to make my own stuff when I get the grasp. Who knows, maybe I'll take a shot at it, but I'm sure someone else will first, and much better.
I imagine at some point the people behind skylines might try.
I've actually been wanting something like these for my prettacy.
Say hello to Guru Enron Loh, the supreme leader and founder of the Logicologists, a collective of likeminded adults dedicated to the ideals of free WooHoo, yoga, meditation, and cleaning the Guru's house.
I fucking LOVE clubs, man.
>get asked to give up all worldly possessions >and bang some creepy old dude pretty much around the clock
Shit, yeah! Sign me the fuck up!
Kai, gave birth to puppies and Mika is very heavy with child, I think she wants this baby out ASAP.
This is the best shot I could get with all of them in frame
And that's Anita Barth successfully seduced. This free-lovin' hippie commune is easier to do than I thought.
And here's polyamorous cult wife #2, Brittni Dwyer.
>tfw bored enough to make bad gay porn actors
I always gravitate to gardening and cooking
Because I made two bad gay pornstars.
OH GOD ITS TIME. Im gonna do a home birth since the relationship is higher between mother and child with a home birth than a hospital.
Help me name the baby!! (I did an ultrasound, its a girl)
>Mika, Mika calm down hunni its okay.
> FUCK YOU TATE YOU DID THIS TO ME
The first Rodeo is always the hardest.
I got the Get Together expansion pack and decided to continue a game I started back when I got the base game with Mr. Bean and his wife as well as his infant son Junior. I deleted my Dr. Who sims as there are better ones out there now and my Ashens sim, which I made, errored so I had to remove him.
So many British inspired characters and people. So glad for the new neighborhood.
Little did I realize that all of my sims including Mr. Bean and his wife Nora got fat. So I decided maybe this was the perfect time to jump into the new Club gameplay by having Bean join a fitness club.
I wish I had the money to get Spa Day though.
Looks like Mika decided she did not want to not have pain meds. Off to the hospital .
>You better get that fucking cab, Tate. .
Here is Anya! She is Perceptive and Excitable.
>Playing other people's houses/sims is content
>Missing a DLC that's actually higher up on most people's 'need' list isn't
If I want someone's sim because they're a friend, I can just get the tray files.
Making a trap and not having long hair in ts4 just makes the result look like an anime dude
Same as with TS3 CAW, except you make like five tiny worlds each with, what 4-5 lots max? And then create a fake map view where each drawn lot corresponds to lot on one of the maps.
These virtually are tiny worlds from TS3. I think you can see where the actual world is and what's part of "distant terrain".
Okay ladies, I used to have the Sims 3 along time ago, Was wondering how do I get the complete thing and is there an installer that installs Sims 3 base game+ Expansions all at once? The shit I hated about this game is installing it and the fact it requires my C drive for downloaded and save game content.
I always hated that too, and I always wondered if there was a way to make it so the documents folder could be on another drive.
Also some of here are perfectly male and use sims games as a vessel to explore the depths of lewdness, thank you very much.
I'm not looking forward to gutting my mod folder when I get GT and rebuilding her family with whats left.
Xandy and Psyrus will suffer the most.
>and I always wondered if there was a way to make it so the documents folder could be on another drive.
It's possible, but you would have to create a symbolic link
Basically, move your folder where you want it, then type into cmd (ran as admin)
>mklink /d "C:\Users\(your username)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3" "O:\The Sims 3"
"O:\The Sims 3" being the location where you moved your shit to. Should work for TS4 as well.
Well her fiance is a collector so he lucked out hard and found some Tiberium. They were able to get this house its not big but has all they need. I have higher bill mod installed so the money gets used up fast so its an active hunt he goes on everyday salvaging and finding gems with his dogs..
So happy ending for the runaway?
>want to make a cute waifu face
>end up with an Innsmouth dweller yet again
I just don't know what's wrong with me.
Something about that picture really creeps me out...
How's this for a cumulative installer? Couldn't find one on Kickass Torrents.
No. Best you can do is invite someone to stay over, and even then, they leave the next day. This mod used to allow sims to stay over indefinitely ('til the game required them to leave go to work/school), but it's not compatible with newer patches. http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=545229
What world should I start in S4, I expected by now there will be a shitload of them, but it's like there are still 2 default ones, one smaller yropean-ish one, one is not even a world and one is fucking empty. Is there really no point in starting anywhere outside 2 default ones?
>tried to make a sim
>made an eldrich abomination
>tried to make a big house with starting money
>I live alone in a sad empty box with the minimal cheapest stuff where only fun thing is a shitty PC
this is my life now
i didn't say it was bad, i think they're beyond qt. just don't see them very often
>Can't place columns freely
what the fuck is this bullshit
I like the amputee sliders in Sims 3. It makes for some funny shit.
>bad gay porn actors
I was gonna ask if it was Austin Wilde, but his eyes are brown.
Uh, you're gonna want custom sliders more than any skin.
I fucking hope so.
Do we have a list of proposed/wanted features or anything? Any kind of direction that makes it distinct from the Sims?
The ones I remember are
>Actual developer console
>Humans, Weather, Supernatural beings, and pets in base game
>Illnesses in base game
Do folks want a realistic aesthetic or a stylized one like TS4?
And how would that affect the games content? Are we doing drugs, murders and shit?
Both of these questions come under 'Who is this game targeted at?"
I'm not sure of the aesthetic. Maybe somewhere in between, where it's stylized but at the same time more detailed than ts4
Drugs and weapons are a possibility, if you choose god as your race you can already smite people with lightning.
The game would be targeted at a more mature audience, one that's not as sensitive as ts4's audience and is willing to accept that life isn't fair all the time and that it doesn't go their way.
IMO the Supernatural things should be reserved for expansions, so people who don't want them don't have to pay for them
Basic weather in the basegame is a must have - just a bit of rain every now and then would be enough
Make it more 'adult' - e.g. alcohol, violence, drugs, etc.
I don't think the aesthetic matters so long as it looks good. TS4 looks a lot better than TS3 imo, since it's much easier to make a sim that doesn't look like shit
WHat you said, though supernatural beigns are restricted to gods and aliens, mainly so you can have alien abductions and immaculate conceptions, and preform miracles like bringing people back from the dead
That's just lazy. Good thing we have a plethora of CC creators to step in where EA doesn't deliver. In fact, I bet that's the actual reason why they didn't bother to -- 'cause they knew the fans would do it for them.
Are you talking about MySimRealty??? I'm only guessing because those worlds seem to be the only ones /tsg/ ever recommends.
>Drugs and weapons are a possibility, if you choose god as your race you can already smite people with lightning
So is this a god game or a digital doll house? It seems to me the Sims is successful because it's never explicitly implied either way. We'd have to make a choice about that.
>one that's not as sensitive as ts4's audience and is willing to accept that life isn't fair all the time and that it doesn't go their way
Okay, then we need to find a way to transmute that philosophy into gameplay before it becomes just a spiteful stab at Sims players who, let's face it, would generate the most interest in this Sims-killer.
>I don't think the aesthetic matters so long as it looks good
Unless this game is entirely text based, it's going to have an aesthetic and we would need to choose one. One that either compliments the themes, or contrasts them in an interesting way.
For example, if we want drugs and violence, then the game might "need" to be realistic looking. That said, we can add a darkly cartoon-y twist to it to lift it out of that and give the game a personal style.
I don't mean to sound like a contrarian, argumentative prick but these are things we have to think about. Anything glossed over is an creative opportunity missed that detracts from the overall vision.
I honestly prefer Maxis's playful nods towards adult content, rather than explicitly shoving it in your face.
Things like cake dancers and bubble hookahs are more appealing to me in a game than strippers and crack dens.
I might have gone overboard with my plant usage.
It's in between a god game and a doll house, becoming god is a separate game mode outside of the usual sandbox mode that is the default. I want the game to have violence and drugs but at the same time not look realistic, gritty and edgy, so it would be less Sin City and more Cool World.
Maybe that philosophy transmutes into gameplay by allowing the creation of different timelines based off the choices you make.
>Maybe that philosophy transmutes into gameplay by allowing the creation of different timelines based off the choices you make.
Does that make sense? That life is hard and it doesn't go your way, but its okay because you can just jump to another timeline?
It should have an optional "story mode" similar to the one that was around on The Sims for PS2 (if anyone here played it, I think it was called "Get a life" or something like that)
It was pretty neat, you started out living with your mother and needing to get a job, then you get to live in a house for free so long as you clean it up, then you move in with a friend, then get married, etc
Not really, maybe instead the characters you create can be predisposed to be either good or bad, and maybe their jobs don't pay enough for their house, maybe their house doesn't work properly, they could move into a seedy suburb.
See that works. Balancing the game so that it's genuinely tricky to maintain everything. Maybe a difficulty level governs the gap between the money you can earn and the monthly bills.
I'd space out the vines a little more
If they're that dense, they'd probably have crawled higher by then
I wish they gave us some more vines that were flat on top also so I could build a bridge with vines hanging over
The Cantanelli family case, now that's one I didn't walk away from the same person. They got the nickname of the cantaloupe family because they would slice their victims in half horizontally and cannibalize them from the center out. Front half was always a mess but the back side of the victims was always perfectly preserved. They thought of the idea of eating someone from the back to be "in bad taste" hehe..
Mom, I think you're gonna give Alice nightmares again...
Idea men are about as useful in game development as a third testicle. If you don't have people who have actual programming, design, and 3d modeling skills, you have no game. I know we have a few 3d people in /tsg/, but as far as I know, none of us can code shit.