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Wow, It’s Been Almost a Month!

December 15, 2014      In Take Me to the Moon 6 Comments

A lot has happened this month, personally and Sims-related, and although I’m looking forward to Delaney taking off to the moon, you need to know, dear readers, that Delaney is technically now a sim created from the same parents and looking almost identical, but not the same sim.

I should probably also let any readers of this blog know that I should be diagnosed with ADD, Sims Type.

Slightly Long Version of What Happened to my Sims 4 file:  
In late November I started getting the strong desire to create a Sims 3 world.  Back when Create-A-World first came out, I gave it a shot, but was frustrated when it stopped working with (I think) the Generations EP.  Now that Sims 3 is a done deal, it occurred to me that I could use it without worrying about updates and patches.  The only problem was, my new gaming computer’s hard drive was almost out of space on the C drive, and I needed to figure out how to mount the extra drives to be able to reinstall all the Sims 3 packs.

I spent most of the Thanksgiving break figuring out how to use the file management aspects of Windows 8.1 (yes, I was still hanging on to Windows 7 all this time) and how to get all my gaming stuff (Sims 2, Sims 3, Sims 4, Skyrim) on my D drive and still have it work right.  Did you know that you can’t put your Origin games on a different drive after you install them?  Origin will tell you that you don’t have authorization to use those games. (Long story which I won’t bore you with.)  Except one tiny detail.

The second time I reinstalled everything on my computer, I lost my Sims 4 files somehow.  (The first time they were still there…but the second time, AFTER using my back up drive as a restore drive, I realized I couldn’t find them on the other drive….

I found the Tesla legacy family on my gallery on the desktop, back when Cassandra was a newborn.  So I had the DNA, but I didn’t have the actual Sims, with all their skills, relationships, history, and achievements anymore.  Or the house.  Or the amazing garden.  If only I had backed them up to the shared gallery, they would still be there.

What to do?  I decided to recreate the family, up until Delaney, with the Edit In CAS and genetics tool, but I just did not want to do all the cheating necessary to get them all back to an approximation of themselves.  So it boils down to this, story-wise:


Very Short Version of What Happened to the Tesla Family:

There was a huge disaster of some unnamed kind, and the only family members who survived were Barnaby, Cacey (Cassandra’s sister), and Delaney.  Delaney has gone to live with Cacey in Oasis Springs, right now they are both overcome with grief.  However, Cacey is committed to helping Delaney fulfill her dreams (and Brad’s and Maddi’s), of becoming an astronaut.  Barnaby is living in a trailer next door to Cacey and Delaney.


Delaney really wants to laugh with Uncle Barnaby, but she’s still so sad all the time.
Delaney gives herself a pep talk before starting on her homework.
Delaney and Cacey are going to make it together.

Here is the cloned family before I killed most of them off:  (which was really awful and I was going to do it about three times before I followed through.  It just takes so long to use the cheat codes to “remake” sims).  Everyone died a peaceful death, of old age.  (Even young adults can die of old age with a cheat code.)

And back to Sims 3 Create-A-World, I am learning to use that tool and have decided on creating a medieval world that is reminiscent of the area of the northern British isles and Celtic-like culture. There is going to be a town with a cathedral, a castle fortress, a monastery hill station with most of the other cultural and scientific resources of the area, farmland, woodland, and bluffs overlooking the sea, with a henge.

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6 Comments so far:

  1. Carla says:

    Aw, I'm sorry you've had all this trouble with your game! I'm glad the Teslas were not totally lost and that you still have them in some form though. Should be interesting to see what you do with TS3 as well. I opened CAW once, way back when it first came out, and immediately closed it. Too complicated looking for me!

    • Thanks so much for the condolences 🙂

      It took me about three times of opening it and fiddling with it (CAW) to get even mildly comfortable with zooming in and out. I sculpted an island world for practice, then I started on the one I'm working on about a week ago. Finally starting to feel comfortable with the tools. But every once in a while, I sculpt something or grade a road, and I feel happy with it. It's just going to take time.

  2. retromaisie says:

    Sorry you had so many issues, and what a big disappointment on the loss of everything, that garden was stunning. Good luck with CAW! What kind of play are you planning for TS3? Legacy again?

    • Thanks Maisie, the garden and house I really will miss, as well as the sims. I don't even know if I'll play this TS3 world, I just want to be able to make it exactly like I want (within the scope of my ability, ha). I'll make the key characters for the neighborhood but I don't know if I'll play them or in what style.

      I have an adorable tester sim who is learning to ride a horse but my Edit in Game feature hasn't been working so it will be really intermittent that I'm able to test, unless it does start working.

  3. pinehollow says:

    So sorry about all of the issues you've had! I'm glad you were able to at least get your game back up and running with some of your Sims. I've never even tried to use CAW. I opened it, but like Carla, I thought it was just too complicated and didn't try to figure it out. Good luck!

  4. Ariadne2001 says:

    Ahw, poor Delaney. R.I.P Half of the Tesla family 🙁

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