I loaded Sims 3 today. I thought I'd muted all the sound options (voices, music, ambient, sound effects). Turns out I'd only muted music. I played and... NO CRACKLING PRAISE RUFUS. It cured itself! Tis a true Rufus miracle!! So I unmuted music and.... played!!! The game is a tiny bit slow, but it's barely noticeable. I get the occasional visual glitch, but nothing major or that impedes game play.
I haven't really played the Bancrofts all that much. It can be a little strange playing a whole bunch of families without story progression, i.e. when you play as Madison Walker and her family, her siblings/nieces/nephews are frozen in time, don't age etc. And really, they're getting to the point where it's just marriage and babies... just like the Duggars eh?? I will probably still play them, maybe just focusing on one or two of the kids.
And I always wanted to try and figure out what was wrong with my Sims 3 game. I *really* should have thought of uninstalling and reinstalling sooner. I is a dumbass.
So, without further ado, let's jump into the Sims 3 Taylor family.
Melissa was asleep, so I got Joey to take care of the kids.
Always the grossest part of parenting... emptying the potty. It's gotta be done, Joey.
And a diaper change for Diana.
Toddlers are so cute! This is Elijah and Francesca playing peek-a-boo in the playpen.
Time to teach yourself to walk, Diana!
The bedrooms as they are currently. There are officially four days before the toddlers age up, but I age up Sims 3 toddlers when they still have one day left.
Time to wake up and be a mom, Melissa!
Aww, poor little Francesca.
Gotta start on those wife-and-mommy skills early, Bethany!
Early-morning sprinkler play. This is the best game for modest swimwear.
Quick nap whilst there's not much going on with the toddlers.
Joey came home from work feeling stressed, so he decided to tend his garden. It's doing pretty well.
The kids are home from
ebil public school. Andrew needs a bath.
I bought a jungle gym! Christopher gets up early to play.
Playtime in the girls' room!
Managed to get most of the family in this shot. Melissa decided to actually TEACH Francesca how to talk.
Is... Christopher... DANCING??
BONUS! I currently have two Sims 3 save games. The Taylors live in Appaloosa Plains, and my other game is in Sunset Valley. Martin Brown and Stephanie Langley are married with two grown-up kids, Alexandra and Jessica. I built some venues (aka bars of various types) and the Langley-Browns own two of them (out of a possible six I built). Martin decided to visit one of the ones he doesn't own one evening. He was dancing downstairs when someone had a medical emergency (he's a doctor). Incidentally, this guy (in the yellow fairy outfit) is Alexandra's father in law; he's called Marty Jackson. The person in the background is Emma Hatch, one of the premades, who is a werewolf. She's partly shocked at what's going on and partly starstruck (the Langley-Brown family members are all Celebrities to some degree. Needless to say the Taylors are NOT celebrities).