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[personal profile] jayeless2017-07-23 12:44 pm
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The Coopers 3.8

Welcome back! It’s time for another instalment of the Coopers!

After this I only have one and a half more updates in reserve, though, and my game is getting to be a real shit to play because it crashes every ten minutes. So at this stage I don’t know what lies in the Coopers’ future. For now, I hope you enjoy, though!

Last time: Britta successfully ousted Max Villareal and became leader of the Renegades club. She and Morgan attended the Humour and Hijinks festival, and got engaged!

The Coopers 3.8

They’re getting marrieeeeeeeed!! (+69) )

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[personal profile] jayeless2017-07-19 04:42 pm
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The Coopers 3.7

Last time: Britta launched a campaign against Max Villareal’s leadership of the Renegades club… without success so far. She found love with fellow club member, Morgan Fyres. Julian and Claire were boring but happily married, so that’s good for them of course. Abed became a grown-up and joined the Social Media career.

The Coopers 3.7

Will Britta’s coup succeed?! (+84) )

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[personal profile] jayeless2017-07-11 03:26 pm
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The Coopers 3.6

Last time: Britta strove to become a prankster extraordinaire, but experienced some setbacks. She attended a festival in San Myshuno and joined a club called the Renegades, currently led by a shit-for-brains bratty kid. Then she skipped school and had a lil’ flirting sesh with fellow club member, Morgan. Plus some other family members did some stuff.

The Coopers 3.6

In which Britta works on improving the Renegades (+81) )

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[personal profile] jayeless2017-07-06 12:55 pm
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The Coopers 3.5

Last time: Troy and Stacey went to GeekCon, before Stacey died of old age. Julian was pretty torn up about it. Abed and Britta became teens, with the latter becoming an aspiring master prankster. Stacey was a mean ghost, Christina and Amir had an argument at the park, Rachel became pregnant, and three of the gen. 2 sisters (but not Zoe) hit up a bar where a vampire was serving them.

The Coopers 3.5

Featuring birthdays, ghosts, pranks, clubs and more (+75) )

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[personal profile] jayeless2017-06-30 05:22 pm
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The Coopers 3.4

Welcome back! It’s time for another update of the Coopers!

Last time: Most of the Coopers, but not Claire, Julian or Britta, were really devastated by Melvin’s death. Julian and Troy had birthdays! Melvin’s ghost visited… twice. Christina Cooper invited the family to her birthday party, at which Julian and Claire were *ahem* ideal guests. On Melvin’s second ghostly visit to the Sprita house, he and Stacey shared a beautiful romantic evening.

The Coopers 3.4

Ghosts, mayhem and more (+90) )

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[personal profile] jayeless2017-06-25 03:22 pm
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The Coopers 3.3

Welcome back! I’ve just returned from two days in Sydney, and it’s time for another update of that wacky somewhat ordinary family, the Coopers!

Last time: Claire and Julian had a third child, Britta, who was NOT A CLONE. Melvin reached the top of the Tech Guru career, had a romantic afternoon with his wife, then died.

The Coopers 3.3

Featuring chilluns and ghosts (+87) )

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[personal profile] jayeless2017-06-18 01:03 pm
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The Coopers 3.2

Hello everyone! We’re back again for another instalment of the Coopers – hope you enjoy.

Last time: Claire and Julian had two boys, Troy and Abed, who both look exactly like Julian. Stacey was a doting grandma. Claire worked out all day every day and had some success as a heavily-pregnant soccer star.

The Coopers 3.2

Featuring a non-clone bb, death and tears (+77) )

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[personal profile] jayeless2017-06-12 05:08 pm
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The Coopers 3.1

Welcome back! That’s right, it’s time again for another update to the Coopers.

Last time: Claire got married to Julian Duff. Christina moved out and married her own beau, Amir Britton. Both girls got pregnant. Zoe and Rachel became young adults, and Stacey joined her husband in old age. Christina gave birth to TRIPLETS (off-camera) and Claire had just gone into labour when we left off!

The Coopers 3.1

In which generation three finally arrives! (+85) )

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[personal profile] jayeless2017-06-06 08:23 pm
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The Coopers 2.7

Hello again! Winter is setting in, work is getting busy, and I’m having less and less time to play The Sims 4 – but I still have three and a half updates after this one, which should see us safely through to the school holidays ;) Enjoy!

Last time: the Coopers moved house! Julian Duff moved in, and got engaged to Claire! Christina went to the Willow Creek bar, watched a fight, saw the Grim Reaper and met a cute boy named Amir!

The Coopers 2.7

In which there are marriages and pregnancies (+91) )

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[personal profile] jayeless2017-05-28 10:29 am
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The Coopers 2.6

Welcome back! I’m glad I have such a backlog of updates, because work has picked up a lot and I haven’t had time to play in… well, a week or something, I don’t know. Enjoy!

Last time: general stuff and nonsense; Christina, Claire and Melvin had birthdays; Claire met a cute boy!

The Coopers 2.6

In which the Coopers move house and Claire’s boyfriend moves in (+88) )

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[personal profile] jayeless2017-05-22 06:09 pm
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The Coopers 2.5

Last time: the Coopers tried to adopt a healthier lifestyle; Stacey got to go to the Goths' swanky mansion for a birthday party; the younger twins became teens; and STACEY’S ELDERLY FRIEND DIED AT THE PARK DURING THE PARTY.

The Coopers 2.5

Featuring a triple birthday and other shenanigans (+72) )

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[personal profile] jayeless2017-05-17 09:36 am
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The Coopers 2.4

Welcome back! It’s that time again – time for another update of the Coopers. In my humble opinion it’s a pretty good one. I hope you enjoy!

Last time: Stacey got closer to being a Friend of the World, a bunch of strangers visited for no reason, and CLAIRE AND CHRISTINA BECAME TEENAGERS!!

The Coopers 2.4

Featuring birthdays with death and parties with ghosts (+76) )

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[personal profile] jayeless2017-05-09 08:54 pm
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The Coopers 2.3

Welcome back! It’s time for another update on the exciting lives of the Coopers. Just as a lil' reminder, if you have a Tumblr you can also follow this legacy at [tumblr.com profile] jayeless-sims, but I tend to feel like the updates are more cohesive here. Either way, if you want to read the whole update now, click on through!

Last time: So many monsters under the bed. So many. Plus, another set of twins were born – Zoe and Rachel – and Melvin continued to prefer Christina to Claire.

The Coopers 2.3

More fun and games with the Coopers (+91) )

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[personal profile] jayeless2017-05-03 03:18 pm
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The Coopers 2.2

Yup, time for another update. I’ve definitely achieved my goal of having “some” updates in reserve for when times got busy... generation three was just born in my game :P Oh well. Enjoy!

Last time: The twins, Claire and Christina, became children and suffered some run-ins with the monster under the bed. Melvin didn’t think much of Claire’s conversational skills. Stacey is pregnant again!

The Coopers 2.2

Featuring the monster under the bed (+75) )

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[personal profile] jayeless2017-04-24 10:15 am
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The Coopers 2.1

Welcome back! It’s that time again: time for another instalment of the Coopers!

Last time: Stacey Cooper made some friends, which she needs if she’s ever gonna be a ~Friend of the World~. She got engaged to, and then married to, her beau Melvin Krause. She got pregnant, their house doubled in size, and we met some generation 2 babiezz!!!

The Coopers 2.1

Introducing Claire and Christina (+74) )

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[personal profile] jayeless2017-04-15 11:18 am
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The Coopers 1.2

Yes, we’re back! In fact, I’ve actually played way ahead of this point, but I want to have the updates in reserve in case of a term-time slowdown. (I expect there will be one.) I hope you enjoy!

Last time: Stacey Cooper moved to Willow Creek, met Melvin Krause, and very slowly convinced him to be her boyfriend. She got a job in Entertainment and has been trying to make friends but not going so well. Let us resume.

The Coopers 1.2

In which we have new friends, new pregnancies and new timelines (+82) )

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[personal profile] jayeless2017-04-10 10:16 am
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Game troubles

I’ve run into some problems with my TS4 game that I’m struggling to resolve. It seems to have something to do with my custom content, but I can’t work out what the exact issue is. It’s not as simple as, “Without this folder in, my game works; with it, it doesn’t.” That would be easy.

Basically, I started running into an issue where my game would think it had crashed when I’d closed it. Then, after applying the Dec 2016 patch, it stopped opening. Curious. I fiddled with stuff to try to get it to open, and then I was just really persistent and tried about two dozen times, and – wow! – it opened! Then I played for four hours, saving repeatedly, before finally saving and exiting.

Then when I tried to play the next day (yesterday), it wouldn’t open again. Gah. I removed all my CC – it opened. I started adding it back piece by piece. At some point I started getting the “TS4.exe has crashed” message after exiting, but in the end, I was able to re-add literally all of my CC (except one 50MB folder I decided I could do without) and the game was still opening.

Only then I realised none of my save files appeared in game. After some trial and error, it appears that all the save files generated during Saturday’s four-hour play session were corrupt. Bleh. It’s not like the engagement of my founder or the birth of generation two was important, or anything…

So I was in the middle of testing different save files when I had to step away from the computer yesterday, and today when I returned, the game was just refusing to start again. And again, it seemed to have something to do with my CC, because removing everything and progressively re-adding stuff resulted in a working game.

To me, the problem seems to lie in either one of two things:

  • a specific creator’s CC is causing my problems somehow (because when I re-add all my CC except for their work, I have no problems at all)
  • the quantity of CC is causing problems (because “all my CC except for their work” is not a lot of CC)

If it is that creator’s work, though, it's not as easy as “one file is corrupt” (as I said). It would seem that there’s some kind of conflict between two or more files, or perhaps conflicts between some of their files and the patch I recently installed (even though it all worked fine with my previous, older, game version).

The easy answer here would be “just suck it up and play without that person’s CC, you dolt”. Unfortunately I like having CC! So idk. I guess I’ll have to experiment more and possibly lose progress on my legacy game repeatedly. Just thought I’d vent my frustrations here as I do.

Good News Update: I only lost half the progress I made on Saturday! One of the saves proved to be non-corrupt. I then removed most of that one creator’s CC (I retained one thing that I really really wanted) and have had no more “TS4.exe has crashed” messages. Fingers crossed!

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[personal profile] jayeless2017-04-07 12:48 pm
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The Coopers 1.1

Alright, here we go! My very first Sims 4 legacy! Exciting!

Please note that I don’t want to guarantee that this legacy will definitely make ten generations because a) my Sims 2 legacies only had a “one out of three” record in that respect and b) because I had to do some fiddly shit to get the game running on Linux anyway, I might screw everything up in the future trying to get patches or new EPs to install. This feeling of impermanence is also why I broke with tradition and went with a beer naming theme instead of an Esperanto naming theme like all my Sims 2 legacies.

But anyway… ultimately that’s all just waffling. Because this legacy is certainly happening for now!

The Coopers 1.1

The Sims 4 on Linux, man. Who’d even have thought? (+101) )