Sunday, August 9, 2015

SimsVille on hold ...

I think it's time to finally accept that I really need to rebuild SimsVille. I've been strugling with the pink flashing for some time now, and every time I thinks it's gone, it keeps coming back.

I thought it had something to do with the amount of CC I have in my game, which used to be around 17GB (I know I have a lot!), so I started deleting things, and it appeared that every time I got it under 16GB it was gone.

However lately it came back again, and I've been cleaning out my downloads-folder even more, I'm now under 15GB, and I keep deleting things, but the pink flashing keeps comming back. So I stopped thinking it was the CC, and started thinking the problem is the hood instead. And so I'll be doing a rebuild of SimsVille

I've been thinking about playing this last family before doing the rebuild, it's december in my hood, and so I'm almost halfway through my round, but my gave is pushing me in another direction.
I've been trying to do that the last month or so, and it's just not working.
Ussually I can play 2 or even 3 families during one weekend, if I have not much else do to, now my game hardly lets me play through 2 days without giving me the pink flashing. So finnishing this year is just not going to happen before the rebuild.

I admire Carla for what she has done by completely starting over with her downloads-folder when she started her rebuild, but I'm just not that brave.
So I'm going to keep cleaning out my downloads-folder, and I'll be rebuilding at the same time. I have to admit I'm not looking forward to it, but it has to be done.

This rebuild means there won't be much updates, and I'm aware that I haven't updated in months, but now you know why, I just kept thinking I could get it fixed.
I have some updates, that I still need to write, and I'll try to get them up so you'll at least see what my sims have been doing. And I'll also try to keep you guys updated with the progress of the rebuild. I don't if I'll have much time now, but I have 3 weeks off from work in September, and I hope to focus in this rebuild then, so I'll be able to get back to regular playsessions, and updates.

This rebuild also means that SimsVille will look different, I'm looking for other terrains for both SimsVille and Simmeria, because I got tired of the once I had.
It also means that some sims won't be living in the same houses afterwards, and for some families it's even possible they move from Simmeria to SimsVille of the other way around.
Some community lots might disappear and new ones will be build, ...

So I'm very sorry for the lack of updates lately, I hope to make it up to you when I get the new SimsVille going!


  1. As much as it must be frustrating, it is also exciting in a way, isn't it?
    I've had some odd graphics bugs in my hood, too (with NO CC at all), like ponds in the middle of the road or houses overlapping each other. Some of these I've showed on my blog.
    My long-term plan is to re-organize New Maximiliania and include the Maxis-made houses not only from the catalogue (as it is right now), but also all community and residential lots from the Maxis-made hoods, to add a bit more variety. After nearly 7 years of playing this hood, I feel I know every house inside out.

  2. Ugh, Tanja, I'm so sorry that it's come to this. I know all too well how horrible the pink flashing it and it seems so damn random too. So you can think things are working just fine and that you've fixed and then bam, more pink flashing. Really frustrating.

    I wouldn't admire me too much for rebuilding my downloads folder. I was basically forced to. ;) It was such a mess with so many nonsensical file names but it really, really needed to be organised, so I could more easily find problem files in the future. The only way to do that was to start over, really. :\

  3. So frustrating, I am sorry to hear it has been giving you so much trouble. I hope the rebuilding will have some enjoyable aspects, it sounds like you are looking forward to the opportunity to change some things. Or maybe just finding the silver lining, looking at the bright side. Best of luck,

  4. Sorry that you haven't been able to solve the pink flashing, it's such a mystery. I hope that your new hood works out great and that it doesn't take you too long to get it done.

  5. So sorry about the rebuild, I've rebuilt many times and now I just try to make each rebuild fun by focusing on making the hood even better :)

  6. Yikes, that's a shame. I'm sorry you're going through this. Nothing hurts more than putting in so much work and then having to start essentially from scratch. I've done it before and it's beyond disappointing and frustrating. Good luck.