Simdale Valley Update: Ono Family First to Move to Sims 4
This is a mini-update.
Daniel, Sayuri, and 12-year old Yuki live here.
Seiki, their son, has just finished college (in the Sims 2) and is temporarily visiting until he gets a job and his own place in Fort Strange, (Oasis Springs) working in the space industry.
Entering the gate from the street, you find yourself in a tiny but peaceful zen garden.
There’s a chess set tucked in the corner.
The entryway opens into a two-story great room (just like Sims 2)
With open floor plan to the kitchen and loft area above.
There is a pretty view into the back garden.
The kitchen looks very similar to Sims 2, although I couldn’t resist the newly possible window placement under the cabinets!
Seiki is working on his charisma skill (if you read about his college exploits you know he needs to work on those people skills!) I love it that he can use the mirror which is located behind the book case.
Sayuri and Daniel’s room looks into the zen garden. For now, Naomi hasn’t been created yet, but once she is, this may just be Sayuri’s room… Daniel might be on the couch or in the dog house.
For now, Sayuri is quite in love with her husband. Here she is feeling flirty after he was being enchanting. Currently, I don’t know any way to make a sim the number of days old they are supposed to be; Sayuri is supposed to be 51 but in game, she is about 30 right now (just became an adult). The Sims 4 has a fabulous engine for visually reflecting age progression as sims grow older, so once I can get her to her proper age, she should look older.
Back garden. Seiki helping Yuki with her middle school homework.
Since there’s no soccer nets (yet) Yuki has monkey bars to build her athletic skill.
It is fun seeing Yuki with her physically gifted trait enjoying these.
But Sayuri is still a strict mom and has her come in and read for a while.
Sayuri goes for a jog around the neighborhood. She circles the Endeavor’s place.
Look at the bee!!
For career, trait, and aspiration info, see the updated profiles.
Yuki has the whole upstairs in this new house, to herself. Cutting out Seiki’s room is the only floor plan change I made to the Sims 2 house. Making the dormer windows is very different in Sims 4 and I’m still getting the hang of it.
She’s already made a “confident” potion with her chemistry set.
Bare bones upstairs bath.
It is really fun playing Simdale Valley again, and making it come alive in a new game.
I am “skipping” round 4, basically going 2 years into the future so that Julia and Seiki will be done with college and making Ethan McElveen a 3-year-old (he is gaining a year on everyone else.)
These mini-updates as I get families settled in will be “Round 4” and then proper updates will start again with Round 5.
The legacy is continuing! I just figured it would be better to intersperse sim and house creations with playing because otherwise I’d burn out on making 26 sims at once!