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Greg
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Post Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2005 2:10 am
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I did an interesting experiment with SimPE in my Baumbdoubt Valley neighborhood. (That's the remnant of the Bomb That Wiped Out Happy Valley.)

Somewhere around here there was some discussion of plural marriages, so I want to see if it was possible to create a marriage a trois. It *almost* works. In the SimPE Sim Browser you can edit the relationships between sims and have, for example, two gals married to the same guy and also married to each other.

They will recognize both of the spouses and their behaviors will match a regular monogamous spousal relationship. It works great as long as you only edit the characters' files.

However, if you go into the neighborhood relationships table and change things there, you'll run into a bug. Everything works fine at first. You can play the household and snuggle your spouses (spice?) and play with the babies right up to the point where you save the household.

:gathering:

Then -- kablooie! -- it's Crash City!

It looks like everything works until the game gets to the point where it wants to generate a preview image of the family. At that point, it's programmed to have married folks posed together, and it can't handle having more than one spouse in the neighborhood relationships table.

If you only edit the character files, the game will just grab the first spouse it comes across. (Which is probably how plural marriages work in real life, too!)


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Post Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:05 pm
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LOL! Leave it to Greg to do something like that.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:36 am
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Yup! I can be very creative in coming up with new ways to wreck my game! Grin

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:18 pm
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Remember, this is the man who put a baby Sim in the attic to play with the fiberglass insulation...

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:48 am
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That was a horrible experience which I refuse to repeat. The polygamous families are fun, though.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:46 pm
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I winced just reading about it.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:39 am
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Which? The time I tested whether you can influence a baby's development? Or the polygamous families?

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 12:43 pm
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The baby experiment

The polygamous families... well, I thought oh, that's Greg, for sure.

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 11:22 pm
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How do you make attics anyway?

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:59 am
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lol Rose was just joking about the insulation in the attic, but here's a general rule of thumb: The first three squares next to the edge of a sloping roof are not accessible to sims because the ceiling is too low.

So, the smallest roof that will have an area accessible to sims is 7 squares wide, and that area would only have a 1-square path beneath the peak of the roof, which isn't worth much.

If you want to have a useful attic, normally the roof should be at least 9 squares wide. That would leave an area three squares wide for an attic.

Once you have an accessible attic, just build a stair to it like you would to any upper floor. You can go to the floor below and position a normal interior staircase below the accessible area; or you can go to the attic, delete four floor tiles in a row, and drop an exterior stair to the floor below.

I like to use the exterior stairs especially for access to attics. Sims won't follow each other up an interior square; they wait until the staircase is completely clear before mounting the stairs. However, they will follow each other up an exterior staircase; they mount the stair as soon as the sim in front of them has climbed out of the area of the first square.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:12 am
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As usual you are a fountain of great info. Thanks.

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Post Posted: Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:51 pm
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Who sez I'm joking? ROFLMAO

And have you found anyone to make you flooring that looks like fiberglass insulation yet?

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