Sunday, January 6, 2013

Generation 1

See this screen?  It is a mess, huh.  This is me, ASimWen, trying to remember how to send my Sims on an outing in The Sims 3.  I remember thinking that I was surprised to see that I couldn't send my Sims to the movies like this.  I found a way to do it later on. 

I am trying the Completion Challenge, (rules on file at the Sims3Challenges Yahoo group).  There really isn't much to it, just do everything the game offers.  No worries, the rules come with a nice spreadsheet check items off as you accomplish them. 

I played TS3 when it first came out, right up through Pets, then I stopped, cold turkey.  My laptop blew a hard drive, I didn't like Late Night, and I hated horses trotting through my Sim's yard at will.  I had a new hard drive installed in my laptop, and resumed playing Sims, TS2 style.  I still play TS2.  Alot.  And was happy playing TS2 exclusively until I started reading reviews on TS3 Seasons and Supernatural.  Had to play TS3 again....HAD TO.   So here I am.  I looked through all the places I know on the 'net where there are Sims challenges, and decided to go with this one after rejoining the TS3Challenges Yahoo Group.

Anyway, my founder is Shane Cartwright.  Uh...the game named him Shan Cartwright, and I added and 'e' onto Shan to his name to give it more of a Western sound to match Cartwright.  *Bonanza*.

This is Shane, Shane the Triple Agent in the Law Enforcement field, that is level 9.  His LTW is to become an International Super Spy, and he is one promotion away.  Notice how he skillfully whips that plate off the table to wash it, he is an efficiency machine.  His wife, Kaylynn Langerak, can be seen there playing guitar by the garden.  More on her later.

Shane's rolled stats:

Become an International Super Spy

Over emotional
Family oriented
Computer whiz

He is a Taurus, and is 5 days from turning elder at the writing of this blog entry.  He has been easy to play, doesn't complain or cry when I push him to the edge of performance.  His appearance is game generated too..I just added facial and body hair.  He isn't bad looking.

Okie dokie.  I am only playing the base game right now, after uninstalling Seasons, Supernatural, Generations. Ambitions, and World Adventures.  Some items were left behind by those expansions.  So if you see things in the picutres that you know is not in the base game, that is how it happened.  Thanks for this idea, Ndayeni.  I am starting this blog late, so the first few pictures are game generated from Shane's memory scrapbook.

Shane Cartwright and Bessie Clavell
Shane moves into the little two bedroom house that is a great cheap starter house.  Ndayeni, I think this is the same one you use.  And, Shane gets a job straightaway in law enforcement to start climbing the ladder to International Super Spy.  Bessie Clavell, pictured with Shane above, is his coworker and Shane had just had an outing with her and invited her to stay for the night.  Nope, none of 'those kind' of designs.

She slept in the guest room, and got up and left around 3 AM.  It was two days when Bessie passed to the great Sim beyond.  When she did, Shane got the invite from the Science facility to participate in an exclusive experiment.

Shane Cartwright and Bessie Clavell
Bessie moves in with Shane in her new form.  Her stats:

Master of the Arts

No Sense of Humor
Family Oriented

Now have a playable ghost, and have resurrected a ghost.  I doubt at this point that she is going to be able to fulfill her LTW but she is sure going to try.  She already had some skills in painting and guitar, so that helps.

Birthday to adult
 Around level 8 of his career, Shane started thinking he needed a wife as he was halfway through his adult life.  Two women had called him up for dates, whatnot, but when they came to the house, Master Controller told revealed how old they were....they were just a few days from turning elder. 

Shane was crestfallen, then realized he should probably look for a teenager to befriend, leaving plenty of time for romancing once the girl aged up.  He started going to public places, and found Bella Bachelor and Kaylynn Langerak as teens.  He liked Bella's looks but she was Ms. Ice Queen, even as a teen.  Kaylynn seemed more open and friendly.

That's Kaylynn at Shane's party, up there in the pink shirt just to his left.  A day after she turned young adult, she was friends enough with Shane to move in with him, and break up with Malcom Landgrabb with whom she was going steady.

In the meantime, Bessie becomes a Master Painter.  Now to work on guitar.  She already had 6 or 7 skill points.  She had contributed alot of simoleons to the household selling her paintings, and had fulfilled a wish to decorate the house with 15 of her fine works.

Shane Cartwright and Kaylynn Langerak
Shane asks Kaylynn to marry him at the park during a date, and she accepted.

Kaylynn's stats:

To Become A Rock Star

Easily Impressed

There is plenty of time in her life to accomplish this.

Kaylynn Langerak
Doesn't the name change during marriage? It took about three days before Family Oriented Shane rolled a wish to have a baby, and so it was.  Kaylynn ate apple after apple to get the boy Shane was wishing for.  Three of Shane's wish slots were filled with baby wishes.  Nope, she has a girl named Marion.  Maybe it was because her body was disjointed during the entire pregnancy.  heh

To get Marion's beginning traits I rolled dice for a number, then hit the 'random' dice in the game that number.  Marion two beginning traits: 


Shane Cartwright
Shane is asleep when Kaylynn gives birth, but is happy none the less and gets a couple of wishes fulfilled.  And this is where I leave this blog entry, with the birth of generation 2 in ASimWen's Completion Challenge.  Keeping fingers crossed Bessie hangs out long enough to get one more guitar her life meter is full, and no Grimmie yet.

Have fun, and keep on Simmin'!



  1. So glad to see you blogging your challenge.

    It's weird that both you and Ndayeni are having trouble with marriage not changing names with base game marriages. I don't recall ever having this glitch with base game. I wonder if its something to do with patch level, base game, and maybe a mod? Anyway, you can change the name of anyone at city hall in Sims 3.

  2. Believe it or not, I have the downloaded version, no CD for the base game. I wanted my own registered version of that, as the copy we have is registered under my daughter. It was on sale for $14.99 before Christmas, so I snatched it up.

    I also had a couple of weird things happen with the clothing...nothing showed up in the catalog except Store stuff and CC stuff. I even had choices to choose Shane's work clothes. I don't know if this is because I uninstalled all the EPs and left the base game or what. But when Shane got up to level 4 of his job, the game sorta blipped, and he changed into the right work clothes, and everything showed up like it was supposed to.

    Yeah, I will be sending Kaylynn to the courthouse to change her name.

  3. Yay, glad to see you blogging :) None of the marriages I've had changed the name, so I'm guessing that's a patch thing. Like the attraction system is in with just base game because it was in the patch, not an EP. Kind of a pain to have to remember to send them to the Court House to change names afterward, but I guess it does allow more flexibility for whose name they take or if the woman even changes her name.

    A lot of the pics in my early entries were pulled from the shots it takes for memories because I didn't have screenshots of my own for them.

  4. Yeah, I am so glad to see you back here and blogging! Marvelous post, as usual. And trust me, you play so much better than I do. :-)

  5. I think I would be completely confused if I fired Sims3 up again! lol. However you look like you are doing well though!

  6. I love Completion challenge, and now I found yours - I'm happy :)