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Anonymous
February 1, 2005 7:56:04 PM

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There's this daughter of one of the huge families in my neighborhood who's a
family sim, and was getting quite close to elderhood without even having
kissed a man in her entire life (excepting her male relatives, of course).
In fact, she wouldn't have had any romantic interactions had not one of her
more freespirited girlfriends decided to kiss her while she was a teen. So
anyway, she hit the top of her career and I decided that enough was enough,
that she should get married.

None of my created sims were good candidates. Either they were already
married, engaged, or romantic sims with absolutely no desire to go in that
direction. So I looked at the townie men, and there were only some poor
candidates and her sister's boyfriend, so that didn't look promising either.
Finally, she took to calling in service NPCs in the hope that she would meet
an interesting male NPC with whom to get things on. This led to amusing
circumstance like ordering groceries when the fridge was 90%+ full, ordering
unnecessary pizzas, firing female maids and gardeners, and, in the most
desperate case, intentionally setting a fire to meet a fireman (who turned
out to be a woman, alas).

None of that worked, so I sent her down to the community pool trolling, and
finally, after several hours, an attractive fireman showed up, and she had
to stop swinging to run him down before he vanished.

Push came to shove and he moved into her house. I decided that I didn't
want him wearing the fireman outfit, so I sent the woman down to the shoppe
to buy him some clothes. When she got back, I sent him to the wardrobe to
change into his new threads.

This is where the patch oddity shows up.

The patch changed the game so that when a sim moves out of her parents'
house, for example, a copy of all the clothes the family possesses goes with
the sim, which is helpful since you don't then have to rebuy all the clothes
you may have purchased before for said sim.

Well, as people who have messed around with SimPE may have determined,
service NPCs such as maids, gardeners, pizza deliverers, even carpool
drivers and yes, firefighters are all a part of one family. So when this
fireman went to change his clothes, there was a copy of every male service
NPC uniform in the wardrobe. In addition to all of those clothes, he also
had the choice of changing into a social bunny outfit, which amusingly, is
an all-purpose outfit. (That is, he could wear it as Undies or Swimwear)

Color me amused.

And as a postscipt, they had a lovely wedding, which was only ruined by my
screwup of placing the arch in the wrong direction, so that all the guests,
instead of sitting in the ample high quality seating lined up for that
specific purpose, stood behind the arch milling around as the vows were
exchanged.

For future reference, face the arch so that the arrows are pointed toward
the seats, that way you can avoid the screwup that has plagued two of my
weddings thus far.

C

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Anonymous
February 2, 2005 12:58:12 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.the-sims (More info?)

Oh boy I'm dying to send someone swimming in the social bunny outfit!

lol

~ jo

http://thesims2.ea.com/mysimpage/mysimpage.php?user_id=...

"Charles Whitney" <cbillingsw@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:36ac7gF4ugslhU1@individual.net...
> There's this daughter of one of the huge families in my neighborhood who's
> a family sim, and was getting quite close to elderhood without even having
> kissed a man in her entire life (excepting her male relatives, of course).
> In fact, she wouldn't have had any romantic interactions had not one of
> her more freespirited girlfriends decided to kiss her while she was a
> teen. So anyway, she hit the top of her career and I decided that enough
> was enough, that she should get married.
>
> None of my created sims were good candidates. Either they were already
> married, engaged, or romantic sims with absolutely no desire to go in that
> direction. So I looked at the townie men, and there were only some poor
> candidates and her sister's boyfriend, so that didn't look promising
> either. Finally, she took to calling in service NPCs in the hope that she
> would meet an interesting male NPC with whom to get things on. This led
> to amusing circumstance like ordering groceries when the fridge was 90%+
> full, ordering unnecessary pizzas, firing female maids and gardeners, and,
> in the most desperate case, intentionally setting a fire to meet a fireman
> (who turned out to be a woman, alas).
>
> None of that worked, so I sent her down to the community pool trolling,
> and finally, after several hours, an attractive fireman showed up, and she
> had to stop swinging to run him down before he vanished.
>
> Push came to shove and he moved into her house. I decided that I didn't
> want him wearing the fireman outfit, so I sent the woman down to the
> shoppe to buy him some clothes. When she got back, I sent him to the
> wardrobe to change into his new threads.
>
> This is where the patch oddity shows up.
>
> The patch changed the game so that when a sim moves out of her parents'
> house, for example, a copy of all the clothes the family possesses goes
> with the sim, which is helpful since you don't then have to rebuy all the
> clothes you may have purchased before for said sim.
>
> Well, as people who have messed around with SimPE may have determined,
> service NPCs such as maids, gardeners, pizza deliverers, even carpool
> drivers and yes, firefighters are all a part of one family. So when this
> fireman went to change his clothes, there was a copy of every male service
> NPC uniform in the wardrobe. In addition to all of those clothes, he also
> had the choice of changing into a social bunny outfit, which amusingly, is
> an all-purpose outfit. (That is, he could wear it as Undies or Swimwear)
>
> Color me amused.
>
> And as a postscipt, they had a lovely wedding, which was only ruined by my
> screwup of placing the arch in the wrong direction, so that all the
> guests, instead of sitting in the ample high quality seating lined up for
> that specific purpose, stood behind the arch milling around as the vows
> were exchanged.
>
> For future reference, face the arch so that the arrows are pointed toward
> the seats, that way you can avoid the screwup that has plagued two of my
> weddings thus far.
>
> C
>
Anonymous
February 2, 2005 12:58:22 PM

Archived from groups: alt.games.the-sims (More info?)

> Well, as people who have messed around with SimPE may have determined,
> service NPCs such as maids, gardeners, pizza deliverers, even carpool
> drivers and yes, firefighters are all a part of one family. So when this
> fireman went to change his clothes, there was a copy of every male service
> NPC uniform in the wardrobe. In addition to all of those clothes, he also
> had the choice of changing into a social bunny outfit, which amusingly, is
> an all-purpose outfit. (That is, he could wear it as Undies or Swimwear)
>

I have screenshots of my legacy Sim graduating from teenhood to adulthood
and becoming half-man, half-bunny. His mother was the maid. I had him plan
an outfit that was more befitting a human. Later, after some woohoo time,
he climbed out of his bed as a half bunny again and I realised I hadn't
planned an outfit for underwear or any other situation. Could only imagine
what the female Sim thought when he removed his clothing to reveal his bunny
body beneath =D
!