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Theme Catchup2018 - posted on 1st May 2018 at 1:50 PM
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#51 Old 25th Feb 2018 at 1:53 PM
@HarVee @GrijzePilion



Some more early pics, I still can't find any with significant difference from the release version.



Did anyone get this version?


I have it but lost the plumbob.
Field Researcher
#52 Old 25th Feb 2018 at 2:15 PM
@simsample I did, back at new year's eve 2010 lost the plumbob too though.
Mad Poster
#53 Old 25th Feb 2018 at 2:32 PM
I ordered one off eBay, but it never arrived and the seller refuses to give me my money back. Needless to say, that was not only the first but also the last time I buy something off eBay. No matter how credible and popular the seller might appear to be (and I made SURE), you're gonna have a bad time. So now I'm having to figure out how to rip someone else off for the sum of €62.

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Alchemist
#54 Old 25th Feb 2018 at 3:43 PM Last edited by HarVee : 25th Feb 2018 at 5:00 PM.
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Originally Posted by GrijzePilion
Not sure what YOU mean. Just because some scientists managed to put together a jetpack in 1919 doesn't mean that you can buy one from a catalog, let alone fly around with it in public.


You can actually buy one if you've got about $250,000.00 to spare. Both Jetpackaviaton and Martinjetpack have, as of last year, began selling their jet packs to interested inquirers in limited quantities. Problem is most modern jetpacks only have an average flight time of roughly 28 minutes, which means they're impractical for average use. This combined with their expensive purchase and maintenance costs are why we don't commonly see them yet.

However, these are the limits of our reality and have no means to influence the availability of a virtual object in a psuedo-simulation video game. The catalog in The Sims doesn't replicate the real life shopping experience as your sentiment seems to suggest it should. The catalog in The Sims games are there for the convenience of the player. Hiding content because it it's method of obtainment isn't realistic is the opposite of the catalogs function and purpose. And under that guise, then every single object would have to be hidden from the catalog.

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"Towards the end of any culture, you have the second or third generation that steps into the culture, which is so far from the origination, it's the impression of what's real, but it's not the full definition of what's real. It's just cheesy. [emphasis added]" (Lyle Owerko, 2010)
Theorist
#55 Old 25th Feb 2018 at 4:05 PM
Sucks about the ebay thing...although they've always been quick to refund me.
I remember the time I bought some Nike trainers from someone. I paid, received the trainers, then the geezer complained (no idea what about!?) and then ebay found the case in my favour and gave the refund. I still have those cool Nike Huaraches. LOL.
Unfortunately I was using my mums account that day to purchase. She merely laughed at my suggestion that the money should go to me.

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Mad Poster
#56 Old 25th Feb 2018 at 4:49 PM
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Originally Posted by HarVee
You can actually buy one if you've got about $250,000.00 to spare.

Are we really going to make an argument out of this?

Okay, you know what, look. Just because some rich fucks can afford this or that infant technology that doesn't have any practical use doesn't mean that everyone can. Yes we have jetpacks and holograms and VR sex machines and whatnot but no one uses them, and thus we can't pretend that they're a part of everyday life. And THAT'S what makes it sci-fi. You give me a $3000 jetpack that your grandmother could use, that's completely safe and easy to get in and out of, that's completely legal to use and that's quiet enough to be usable without any hearing protection whatsoever, and then MAYBE we can start to consider it an established technology.

I've had this arguments before. Yes we had HDTVs in 1988, PCs in 1977, cars in 1885 and god knows what else but it's no good if no one uses it. Cars weren't considered a fact of life until traffic jams started to become a regular occurance and that didn't really happen until at least 40 years after 1885.

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Originally Posted by tizerist
Sucks about the ebay thing...although they've always been quick to refund me.
I remember the time I bought some Nike trainers from someone. I paid, received the trainers, then the geezer complained (no idea what about!?) and then ebay found the case in my favour and gave the refund. I still have those cool Nike Huaraches. LOL.
Unfortunately I was using my mums account that day to purchase. She merely laughed at my suggestion that the money should go to me.

I made the mistake of using a guest account which expired after my purchase. Ebay required me to make a full account to ask a refund but when I did, it'd conveniently forgotten about my purchase at all. So I contacted the seller and without hard proof of my package never arriving (save for a screenshot of a USPS tracker which, I admit, easily could've been shopped) they weren't inclined to help me at all.

But that doesn't change the fact that I'm still owed 62 of my finest Euros, and that I'll be a lot less hesitant to pass along the misfortune should I ever be in their position. It's not that I don't disapprove of ripping people off but I'm sure as hell not going to be the change I want to see in the world.

Look out for BRIDGEPORT'88 - it's the hottest new show on YT this season!
Already renewed for '89!

(Oh, and follow me on my Tumblr.)
Alchemist
#57 Old 25th Feb 2018 at 4:56 PM
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Originally Posted by GrijzePilion
Are we really going to make an argument out of this?

You turned it into an argument. Not we. I just posted some facts with a rebuttal of how your suggestion to hide content under the guise of "realism" is non-applicable to a video game.

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"Towards the end of any culture, you have the second or third generation that steps into the culture, which is so far from the origination, it's the impression of what's real, but it's not the full definition of what's real. It's just cheesy. [emphasis added]" (Lyle Owerko, 2010)
Mad Poster
#58 Old 25th Feb 2018 at 5:03 PM
Realism - no, sorry, "realism" - is nonapplicable to video games? So video games MUST be inherently unrealistic? Well this is a life simulator isn't it? Why not just do away with money then too? How about needs? How about 3D space, the universe, and the laws of physics? Who needs any of that realism shit, anyway? It's just inconvenient.
Personally I like my video games to be pitch black and completely void of gameplay. It's closer to the crippling, terrifying sensation that we are nothing but tiny specs of life in the vast endlessness of the galaxy, waiting to be turned back into the matter that makes up all life in the universe. But with less gameplay, because gameplay is too "realistic".

Look out for BRIDGEPORT'88 - it's the hottest new show on YT this season!
Already renewed for '89!

(Oh, and follow me on my Tumblr.)
Alchemist
#59 Old 25th Feb 2018 at 5:09 PM
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Originally Posted by GrijzePilion
So video games MUST be inherently unrealistic? This is a life simulator isn't it? Why not just do away with money then too? How about needs? How about 3D space, the universe, and the laws of physics?
Personally I like my video games to be pitch black and completely void of gameplay. Like the universe, but with less gameplay because gameplay is too "realistic".

Yes. It's a life simulator. But not once, anywhere on the box, in its title or in the game-play itself does the game clearly state that the purpose of the game is to replicate our own life as we know it with utmost accuracy. If thus were the case, extraterrestrial, vampire, zombie, and fairy sims would not be simulated in the game.

It may be a simulator, but it's still a video game first and foremost. And like all video games, liberties will be taken in favour of entertainment, which is the primary goal of any piece of entertainment software.

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"Towards the end of any culture, you have the second or third generation that steps into the culture, which is so far from the origination, it's the impression of what's real, but it's not the full definition of what's real. It's just cheesy. [emphasis added]" (Lyle Owerko, 2010)
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#60 Old 25th Feb 2018 at 5:23 PM
should we get back on track now?

I May Be Life Dumb But I'm Sim Smart(mostly).
cats are better than humans and shall takeover earth in a couple of centuries after they evolve.
Mad Poster
#61 Old 25th Feb 2018 at 5:37 PM
Yes, we should.

Look out for BRIDGEPORT'88 - it's the hottest new show on YT this season!
Already renewed for '89!

(Oh, and follow me on my Tumblr.)
Forum Resident
#62 Old 26th Feb 2018 at 2:52 PM Last edited by Emmett Brown : 26th Feb 2018 at 3:10 PM.
"Pleasant Valley"... I like that for a world name. I've made a world called "Prototype 5", because I'm not very good at times. "Pleasant valley".
I think Instead of "Prototype 6, my next world will be...

Okay... forget jet packs. Why can I buy a sonic shower, hover board, hover car or food replicator in the present?

Sims are better than us.
Mad Poster
#63 Old 26th Feb 2018 at 3:41 PM Last edited by GrijzePilion : 26th Feb 2018 at 3:56 PM.
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Originally Posted by Emmett Brown
Okay... forget jet packs. Why can I buy a sonic shower, hover board, hover car or food replicator in the present?

I'm sure there's a control panel for the real world somewhere. Probably deep inside some government facility somewhere. Now you look for the keyboard on that mother, you press F2, and go and spawn some stuff from that catalog. Actually, I say "spawn"; I meant "replicate". They'll have that tech now, obviously.

Now the fun thing is that because all of these technologies have been featured in Star Trek at one point or another, nerds have gone to GREAT lengths to dissect and explain them. You can look any of them up and you'll find a whole bunch of pages from Memory Alpha or TrekBBS or wherever people talk about these things. Which means that it's easy to draw conclusions about whether these technologies are theoretically possible or not.
Which means that you'll be able to determine if we'll ever see anything in the real world that would resemble these technologies. And for most of them, yes, we probably will.

Sonic shower: https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/cou...lly-work.41317/
Hovering- and anti-gravity technology: https://www.trekbbs.com/threads/hig...ar-trek.181216/
Replicator: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repli...and_limitations

And since replicators work on the same energy-matter conversion basis as holodecks (a technology not seen in The Sims, unfortunately), there's potential for that too.

Look out for BRIDGEPORT'88 - it's the hottest new show on YT this season!
Already renewed for '89!

(Oh, and follow me on my Tumblr.)
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