I’m still in two minds about updating the mod. Reason being that I’m still coming across copycat coding from “modders”. Since I posted my tut on scripting using event handlers (which at the time nobody else knew how to do) I’ve seen a lot of object mods coming out, which is a good thing, so obviously people have been reading it since it was posted , but (and even though these same people use my script exactly as I wrote it) not a mention of where they took the script from or how they came about it. Dishonourable leeches the lot of ’em. Not only that, but where’s the progress? Since I delved into the core and found what needed to be changed, wrote my boolean for the sims2stylejealousy on top of everything else I did, I see nothing new from anyone out there. They’re just taking what I did, mixing it up and calling it their own. It’s all just poor immitation. Really there’s nothing new in more than a year since I’ve been away. They are just trying to complicate things more and more in order to mask the fact that they have nothing. There is one glimmer of hope though: recently saw Westhowe’s animation work. That looks promising. Apart from that, the same old mod thieves are still lingering around, complicating the stuff they originally riped off from me but really getting nowhere with it.
Quote from AD85 (sufferer)
“The other anomaly, which was common to both tests is the “Family Preview” screen (when selecting which save to load) only showed 10 Sims. I suspect this is a game limitation rather than a problem with either mod though, especially as it was present in both tests.”
“I’m pretty sure, this can be changed, but I don’t know where.”
Of course you don’t know where, because I’m not around for you to copy from anymore, du kleiner Scheißer.
Shit man, I think I’m gonna leave ’em to their lingering death.
Besides, time is a problem. Well, it always was. I remember when sims 3 first came out – within a weekend off work I took one look at the core files and realised I could change them easily enough to get teen/adult marriage and sex mods working the way we had with inteen back in the good old days of sims 2. I had a couple of weeks off work back around that time and I went at it like a maniac, staying up all hours, dishing out all kinds of flavour packs for people. Some of you remember those days, before the thieves like AD85 moved in to plunder and ruin. I could have held out, I had a lot of tricks up my sleeve yet – sims2stylejealousy and the Uber and Taboo mods were only the beginning. But then life, as always, took me back. I was back at work and things slowed down with the modding. I couldn’t keep up with the updates. I don’t think I could work again on anything with that kind of intensity, because not only do I not have the time now but there are family commitments. My gf doesn’t want me to do this stuff anymore. She says I’m wasting my life with it, and that all the time I spent doing it I’ll regret one day. Maybe she’s right. I’m more inclined to believe her these days. I came across an old sim site recently where the creator had left and lamented in her final comment that she’d spent too much time playing/modding the game. It’s my belief that modders are only modders for as long as they are still playing the game. I posted her, saying that sooner or later we all have to put down the toys. That was something my gf said to me not long ago, about these things. That sooner or later we all have to put down the toys.
I think for me that time has truly come.