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So, it's again time to check out the simming of the past week. It was still rather heavily TS4-centric, as I played the legacy attempt forward and did some documentation too. Still fun, so still all good.

I did write a little bit for the Capps along the week, so that's moving forward, if a bit slowly. And just today, I played a bit over a day of the next Alphabetia household, the Hamiltons.

There I faced a glitch that's likely a sign of neighborhood corruption (which we all know is there, the 'hood turns 10 in the autumn if it makes it there): the family's teenage daughter had somehow partially become a child again. I started wondering when I saw her walking like this:

When she sat down at the computer to play a game, I realized that her voice was higher-pitched than it should be, and having a look at her stats, I realized the game thought she was a child, despite looking like a teen (and having aged up last rotation). Well, I started googling and eventually found out that there's a name for this glitch: it's the "boddler glitch", and my Danya Hamilton was a "Cheen". The more you know, huh? Well anyway, I did as the latter link suggests and re-aged Danya with the tombstone, and she does seem to act like a normal teen now, so no disasters so far.

I haven't to my knowledge done any of the things listed as possible causes for the issue, but I suppose it's a sign of the inevitable corruption. Not too worried really, as I do take regular backups and was planning to do a rebuild anyway. I've had some suspicious stuff happen already a few years back, but no explosion so far *knocks on wood* . Anyway, I suppose this works as a reminder to keep backing up and start thinking about the rebuild a bit more seriously.

So such was this week's weekly simming. A little bit happening here and there, we'll see how things go next week!

Date: Feb. 27th, 2017 03:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] esmeiolanthe.livejournal.com
Ouch! What a scary glitch! Well, it's good you're backing up regularly, and if you need to vent when rebuilding, I'm here for you.

And also, 9.5 years out a hood is probably some kind of record. You should be proud of taking such good care of your game! I've never managed more than 1.5 years, myself...

Date: Feb. 27th, 2017 05:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katrisims.livejournal.com
It was pretty freaky looking to be honest. To think of it, I must have had the same thing once before, way back then, like in 2005 or something, in that mythical unpublished legacy that I managed to complete. I remember a spouse who was an elder but suddenly thought he was an adult. I didn't know how to fix it, so I just moved him and his wife out. I got to the end, but thinking back, the 'hood must have been corrupted like mad towards the end...

Thanks Esme! I may yet need to take you up on that offer. ;) I was just looking at your old rebuild entries to get tips on how I should do it. I think a separate building 'hood would be handy, so I can get all those houses done before I worry about having a populated 'hood. Actually, I suppose I could take the opportunity to make some nicer community lots too, to make Alphabetia the way it should always have been. *ponders* Oh, and I could alternate between building and playing the old 'hood that way, I like that...

I do think 9.5 (and counting) years is pretty exceptional for a TS2 neighborhood, thinking how many simmers I've seen having to do rebuilds much, much sooner. I try not to do any known Bad Things of course, but I guess for the most part it's been dumb luck rather than any superb game care skill. Well, I hope the luck sticks, so that I can get the rebuild thing done nicely!


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