, I DO have Sims 2 posts to make. Gulian is on her third kid, for one thing, and Alec and Annabel have three already. Duncan finally graduated from college and he is just as cute as he was as a teen. Better, even. It still tickles us how much he looks like his dads.
But while we have not had any horrible tragedies like losing our neighbourhoods or our backup files, we did have some bugs that resulted in losing the original Six Degrees neighbourhood.
Since I wanted to redo it anyway, I wasn't as broken up as you might think. I know a lot more about the Sims genetics now so I wanted to start more from "scratch" anyway.
But the funny part is this: tonight we were working on some families for the new neighbourhood and H asked if we could do a Native American family. Well, somewhere I'd downloaded some clothing so I said sure, that'd be fun.
fun... but Sims 2 has certain cultural preconceptions that make setting up a communal hunter-gatherer lifestyle a bit complicated: private bedrooms for WooHoo and private bathrooms for, well, I guess you know what bathrooms are for. I hope.
So we built two small rooms to hold a bathroom and a bedroom for the mom and dad and found a greenish stone wall covering that satisfied H. Everything else we put out on the lawn, as it were, and we added a small pond and a few trees, etc.
The coolest thing about this, aside from the freedom of not having to mess with walls? Their environment is always high-green! In houses you're always having to BUY things and add things to make the environment go up and we had one house with a combination kitchen/dining room that we never COULD get above halfway no matter how many expensive paintings and accessories we added!
Conclusion: life in the great outdoors is very happy making for Sims. Ha, take that, western cultural oppressors!