Just to let those who were following Randomize Pleasantview know. I haven’t been updating because of video card problems. I have ordered a video card, and will continue the series whenever I get it installed.
Aging is possible in skyrim if you know how to do it. Here is how I aged my character from child to elder.
Child Mimi (Using HIgher Magic Child Character mod)
Teen Mimi (using player.setscale console command)
I just uploaded my first file to skyrim nexus, alternative saves where you can play as children.
Please check it out, and endorse it if you like it. :)
After Brandi sent Dustin to school, she taught little Beau how to talk. It seemed like hours, but he was finally able to learn basic words. She then decided to try and talk to the little toddler, but “da da” was all he said. After hearing those words, Brandi felt even more depressed. “I know what would cheer me up!”, Brandi said to herself, “a date. But who could I ask? I don’t even know any guys in town.” Brandi thought about her friend Nina filling her in on the new party spot. She hastily called Nina up and asked if she wanted to go, but it seems Nina wasn’t at home. So Brandi hired a nanny for Beau and left for the club to see who she could meet there. On the way to the club, she spotted Bella’s boutique. Brandi splurged on a new makeover. When she looked in the mirror, she was ecstatic.
While at the club, Brandi saw Don Lothario sitting out the bar. “Wow, he’s so cute!”, Brandi thought to herself. She decided that it was now or never, so she approached Don trying to look as cool as possible. She calmly said hello and introduced herself. “Hi. Your Don Lothorio, aren’t you? I’m Brandi, Brandi Broke.” She was surprised that Don already knew who she was. “Of course, Dina and Nina talk about you all the time.”, Don replied. She felt like such an idiot. Brandi gathered what was left of her courage and answered, “Oh, yeah. Dina and Nina, of course”. She asked Don if he wanted to dance, and he agreed. They had such a good time Brandi asked Don out on a date. “Of course, I’ll go out with you.”, Don replied. “You’re so much fun to hang out with.” They spent some time at the club. Brandi could feel herself growing more attracted to Don as she danced with him. Before she knew it, the two were making out.
All of that dancing was making Brandi hungry, so she suggested that Don dine out with her. Even though Brandi couldn’t really afford it, she splurged and ordered the lime seared prawns because she heard they were Don’s favorite.
After dinner was over, they went back to the club and danced a little more. Before Brandi knew it, the date was almost over. So, Don walked her home, and the two potential lovers kissed goodnight.
Brandi thought this was the best date she ever had. She wandered if Don had as much fun as she did. When Brandi awoke in the morning, she found a bouquet of roses at her doorstep. Don left them for her. How sweet! She saw Dustin off to school and spent some time with Beau. She was reading the paper after lunch when she saw an ad for the anual Pleasantview Cooking Contest. “First prize - 500 simoleans!!!”, Brandi said out loud. “I could really use that money”. She rushed to the kitchen and cooked her best dish, a recipe her grandma passed down to her. After the soup was done, Brandi called a nanny and headed over to the cafe. “Wow, Mary Sue, Jennifer Burb, and Coral Oldie are here.”, Brandi said eyeing the stiff competition. She nervously set her soup on the judging table and waited while the food judge sampled everyone’s best dish. Brandi watched as the food judge tallied up the score.
She could not believe that the food judge awarded her the blue ribbon and 500 simoleons. Brandi was so happy. As Brandi was leaving the cafe, she heard Angela Pleasant say that Nina Caliente was freestyling at the club. Brandi went over to see her friend perform. Nina noticed Brandi in the crowd and asked her to freestyle with her. She couldn’t turn down this chance.
She laid her little tip jar down and tried to catch up with Nina. They were having so much fun that Brandi didn’t realize that it was almost dark. She picked up the tip jar and looked inside. She got 150 simoleons in tips. She is on her way to her house and sees a junk car for sale at a used car lot. Dustin has always wanted a car, so Brandi used her winnings from the contest and her tips from freestyling to buy it. “This car would be a good thing for me and Dustin to work on, and it was better than the stereo I got him for his birthday.”, Brandi thought as she finally arrived home.
Go on a date with … (Don Lothario)
Win a cooking contest with … (Jennifer Burb)
Freestyle with … (Nina Caliente)
Dustin couldn’t wait to get home to see what that rich lady gave him for his birthday. He really didn’t even know her. All he knew was that she was a member of the Goth family, and that they are loaded. Dustin always aspired to be as rich as old man Goth one day. As soon as he got into his room, he ripped open the fancy wrapping paper to reveal a flat screen TV. “OH MY GOD!!! It’s a TV.. A TV!!!”, Dustin said in awe. While he was setting it on top of his dresser, his mom just happened to walk in to see what was going on. “Where did you get that TV, Dustin?”, Brandi said looking angry. “Don’t tell me that you stole it!” Dustin explained to her that some rich lady gave it to him for his birthday. After his mom went out, Dustin called his friend Ginger Newson to babysit Beau. She owed him a favor, and Dustin didn’t want to be stuck at home all day with a screaming toddler. Wasn’t school enough hard work? Dustin went to the nearest pub. When he got there, he showed the guy at the door his fake ID. He went upstairs to the band room. Dustin ordered a drink from the bar and took his seat. He was watching amateur bands perform, and there on the stage was the most beautiful girl he had ever seen. She was even more beautiful than Angela, his steady girlfriend. The loud speaker anounced, “Introducing the musical stylings of Dina Caliente”. “Dina Caliente. That is such a cool name.”, Dustin thought as he drank his beer and watched the show.
After every song, Dustin cheered for her. She wasn’t the best singer in the world, but she was the most beautiful. After her performance was over, Dustin went over and talked to her. They talked and shared a drink. Dustin told her how great a singer she was and how pretty she is. Her cheeks blushed, and she whispered something in his ear. “Is she flirting with me?”, Dustin thought. “So, are you seeing someone?”, Dustin asked. “Yeah, his name is Mortimer.”, Dina replied. “Old man Goth!!”, Dustin said in a shocked manner. “You’re way too young for him!” Dina then replied, “You’re way too young for me.” Dustin looked hurt as he said, “It was really nice to meet such a cool, beautiful girl like you.” He arose from his chair and headed for the door. “Wait!”, Dina said as she grabbed his arm. She then kissed him goodbye.”
Dustin was so confused. Did she like him? Was she just playing around? Did she feel sorry for him? What am I going to say to Angela? Dustin went home with all these things on his mind. He arrived home to see his mother waving him over. “Uh oh! She’s probably mad I asked Ginger to watch Beau.”, Dustin thought as he went to see what she wanted. He started to apologize but he could see that she had a smile on her face. “I know it’s kind of late, but I just saved enough for you a birthday present.”, Brandi said. She led Dustin to the backyard where he found a car. It was a total piece of junk but he didn’t want his mom to see his disappointment “I know it’s not in good shape now, but we can work on it and get it working in no time.”, Brandi said in an enthusiastic tone.” Dustin and his mom worked every afternoon on the car fixing the engine and the body. Dustin chose the paint color, orange his favorite, and put the finishing touches on the car. What once looked like a junk car now looks brand new.
Dustin is so happy because he dosen’t have to walk everywhere he goes anymore. Brandi is happy that she was able to spend this time bonding with her son. The two have even gotten closer. That Saturday night, Dustin drove to the newest club. He was hoping to meet that Dina girl there or Angela. Once he arrived, he scanned the room. He saw David Ottomas at the bar and Lilith Pleasant on the dance floor. As he went to the DJ to request a song, Lilith yelled out, “Dustin, come dance with me!”. He was kinda bored, so he decided to go along with it. They were starting to have fun just dancing with each other.
Dustin thought about how Angela never went to clubs with him and didn’t dance with him because he wasn’t that good of a dancer, but Lilith was pretty cool. Lilith smiled. “Can she read my mind?”, Dustin thought seeing the expression on her face. Then he noticed why she was smiling. Angela walked through the door and toward Dustin with an angry look on her face. “I guess some people never give up.”, Angela said. Dustin looked at her with a confused look on her face. He had no idea what his girlfriend was talking about. “Dustin, Lilith has been trying to steal you away from me since the day you asked me out.”, Angela said. “I can’t believe you fell for it.” Dustin saw the upset look on Angela’s face and explained that he was only having fun. “It was nothing. You’ve got to believe me! I have no feelings for your sister.”, Dustin said. Angela apologized for accusing him. They were about to kiss and make up when Lilith said, “What about Dina Caliente? I saw you kiss her at the smoking llama pub. Oh, let me guess. You don’t have feelings for her, too.” Angela didn’t look mad. She never really believed anything her evil twin sister said. “She’s lying, right Dustin?” Angela asked hoping for the best. “Of course she is.” was Dustin’s only reply. Angela smirked at her sister and said, “You’re not even a good liar, sis. Why would someone like Dina Caliente like Dustin? You know she’s a total gold-digger ” Dustin was blushing. Whew! That was a close one. Lilith was leaving the club as Dustin and Angela kissed and made up.
“So you have no feelings for me? That night at the smoking llama meant nothing to you!”, Dina Caliente said as she emerged from the shadows of the dark nightclub. “And don’t you dare call me a gold-digger little girl, unless you want some of your teeth knocked out!” Dina and Lilith exchanged glares as Lilith walked to the exit. “Dustin, do you know her?” Angela asked looking more upset than before. “Angela, meet my friend Dina.”, Dustin said as he introduced the two.
The two shook hands and were polite to each other. “You’ve got a lot of explaining to do, mister.”, Dina said giving Dustin a wink. Before Dustin could say anything, Dina pulled him closer and kissed him right in front of his girlfriend. “Well I never!”, Angela said as her face turned red with rage. “Well, maybe if you did, he wouldn’t cheat on you with a more experienced woman.”, Dina said with a smirk on her face. Dustin didn’t know what to think. He was thoroughly confused. “Dustin, did you.. umm you know, woohoo with this woman?”, Angela said she grew even more upset. “No sweetie, we just kissed. That’s all.”, Dustin replied. Before Dustin knew it the two girls were slapping and shoving. “I’m tired of this drama! I’m leaving”, Angela said. “Dustin, I believe you still care for me, so I’ll give you a second chance. I’ll call you later, okay?” When Dina saw Angela walk out of the club, she said “Hey Dustin. Let’s get our picture made.” She walked over to the photo booth. Dustin couldn’t deny that he was smitten with Dina. She lets him kiss her, and Angela never does. “I’m so over Angela.”, he thought as he followed Dina into the photo booth. Inside the booth, Dustin put his arm around Dina and smiled, but a photo was not what Dina had in mind. Dustin didn’t know what to think when Dina put the moves on him, so he let go of his inhibitions. “How many guys like me get to hook up with a beautiful girl like that?”, Dustin thought. “This is going to be fun.” Little did Dustin know…
Angela was about to walk home when she heard some commotion going on in the club. She walked back in to see what was going on. “Oh, it’s nothing. Just two people making fools of themselves in public”, Angela thought as she watched the scene. She was curious to see who would do something so foolish, but her curiosity turned to anger when she saw Dustin walk out of the photo booth with Dina Caliente. “Angela!”, Dustin said with a shocked look on his face. Dina put her arms around Dustin while smirking at Angela. “Don’t we make the cutest couple?”, Dina asked. “It’s over, Dustin! I’m breaking up with you!”, Angela said, her voice quivering with fury. “I think you’re a bit late.”, Dina said. “Dustin just told me that he’s in love with me.” Angela stormed out of the club for a second time. Dustin turned to Dina and asked, “So, do you want to be my new girlfriend?” Dina looked at Dustin with a smile on her face. “This was just for fun, honey. I have a rich old man pining away for me at his big, elegant mansion.” Dina’s replied. “…but I’ll call you up if you want to have more fun like we had tonight. Who knows? I may be a bride and a widow in the same month.” Dustin looked shocked. He loved Dina. He even dumped his girlfriend for her. “You didn’t let me finish.”, Dina said. “Give me a couple of months, and maybe we can get more serious.” Dina winked and blew a kiss to Dustin as she went out the door. Dustin drove home with the events of the night on his mind. Should he beg Angela to take him back? Dustin never cared for Angela’s goody-goody ways. He thinks he’s found his soul-mate in Dina Caliente, but does she feel the same about him? Is she just stringing him along? Dustin had a lot to figure out in such a short amount of time.
… to be continued.
Kiss … (Dina Caliente)
Dance together with (Lilith Pleasant)
Introduce … to a lover. (Angela Pleasant)
Randomview Part 3: the Caliente sisters - coming soon!
Have you ever made your pet in your sims game? I tried to make my cat Bella in game to join me in my neighborhood. It seems to me that making sim pets that are supposed to look like your pet is a lot harder than making self-sims. There’s not enough choices in markings and eye colors to get anywhere close to the real Bella.
My real cat:
and Bella in the game
How did I do?
:) Cats in the sims2 game sit kinda weird. :)
Once at the Goth house, Alexander demanded attention first so after a game of chess and a hug from his sister, I was able to move on to Cassandra.
This is the first random want for Cassandra.
And now to see who she’s giving a gift to, I go to the everyone ranomizer. The name given was
Cassandra has always felt sympathy towards the Broke family, but she didn’t know why she was compelled to give young Dustin a gift. So she picked out something from the buy catalog that she thought a teenage boy would like, and went to the park to seek out Dustin. She sat on a bench and watched as people walked by for what seemed like forever. Just when she was about to give up, Dustin showed up. Cassandra was nervous wondering what to say to the young boy. All she could think of was, “Sorry I forgot your birthday, Dustin.”
The young boy received the gift with a shy “Thanks”, but Cassandra could tell that she had made that kid’s day. She went back home feeling great that she did something to make a kid happy. Little did Cassandra know that Darren Dreamer who is secretly in love with her witnessed to whole thing.
While on her way home, she got the sudden urge to give someone a makeover at a salon. It was so unlike Cassandra to be into fashion and looks. It seems that randomness, chance, or whatever you want to call it made her want to give Don Lothario, her soon to be hubby, a makeover. She went to Bella’s Boutique and called Don to come over. Don came right by hoping she was finally going to let him get that woohoo in the dressing room that he had been dreaming about. Little did he know, Cassandra had something else in mind. Don didn’t know what to say when Cassandra offered to give him a makeover. He finally agreed hoping that if he let her do what she wanted, he’ll get to do what he always wanted. Don reluctantly sat in the salon chair.
After looking at his reflection in the mirror, Don became enraged. “What did you do to me? I look like an insane clown!”, Don screamed. Cassandra said with an embarrassed look on her face, “Sorry, honey. I’ll fix it.” It took her two or three tries, but she finally got Don looking like his old self.
*Since the want just said makeover (not good or bad), I think it’s time to move on to Cassandra’s third want.*
While Don stormed off towards his house in a rage, Cassandra got the urge to kiss somebody. Who? She couldn’t think of anyone. Don was mad at her, so she left it up to chance. The first guy that seemed to come to mind was Daniel Pleasant. Cassandra laughed thinking how weird it is that she wants to kiss her best friend’s husband. Bound by chance, she fixed her hair, put on a low cut, form-fitting red dress, and headed for a nightclub which was Daniel’s regular hangout. Cassandra immediately spotted Daniel sitting with John Burb. She got up the courage to ask him to dance. Once they were on the dance floor, she started flirting with him. Cassandra couldn’t believe Daniel was flirting with her too. All of the dancing and flirting was making Cassandra see what a fun guy Daniel is. It wasn’t long until their lips locked in a tender kiss.
Little did Cassandra know, Don was at the bar and witnessed the whole thing. To Cassandra, the kiss seemed like just a light peck, but Don felt betrayed. Unable to contain his rage, Don ran up to the dance floor and slapped Cassandra in the face.
After another argument, Cassandra broke up with Don. She gave him back the ring and told him that the wedding is off. Now Cassandra must break the news to her father.
Give … a gift. (Dustin Broke)
Give .. a makeover at the salon. (Don Lothario)
Kiss … (Daniel Pleasant)
Mortimer was sitting outside surveying the wedding decorations, when Cassandra came home. He could tell there was something wrong by the quiver in her voice when she said, “Father, I need to talk to you”. When he heard that the wedding is off, Mortimer felt relieved. He was glad that his daughter has seen the error of Don’s philandering ways. While Cassandra and Alexander were snug in their beds, Mortimer decided to go out for espresso. He was a chronic insomniac ever since his wife Bella vanished. So he headed over to the coffee shop.
(Unfortunately, Mortimer’s first random want is to woohoo, and the random girl he is supposed to woohoo with is Nina Calliente.)
…back to the story.
While at the coffee shop, Mortimer saw Dina’s sister and decided to buy coffee for her. “Thanks, Morty”, Nina said. “You wanna come and sit with me?” Mortimer accepted the invite, and the two headed for the table.
There was something about Nina that Mortimer always liked. She wasn’t obsessed with wealth like her sister. They sat and talked at their little table until almost midnight. Mortimer then got into his new sports car, and asked Nina if she wanted a ride. Nina didn’t even have time to think. She accepted his offer. “Where do you want to go?” Mortimer asked. “Your place is fine.” was Nina’s reply. That morning…
“If my sister ever finds out about this, she’ll kill me.”, Nina said in a drowsy tone. “Let’s keep this a secret. What she doesn’t know won’t hurt her.” Nina got out of bed, put on the rest of her clothes, and blew Morty a kiss. She hopes that there will be more secret rendezvous like this one in her future. After Nina left the Goth house, all Mortimer could think was, “I hope Dina never finds out about this.” He finally got out of bed and set off to do his daily chores. While he was at rest he got a random want. He wanted to paint someones portrait. But who? Fate has decided that he will paint Jennifer Burb’s picture. Mortimer looks in his phone book and realizes that he doesn’t have her number. He decided to carry his easel to the park in hopes she would show up. Unfortunately, Mortimer was unable to fulfill that want. Now he must face one of his fears. “Fire, Fire!”, Mortimer heard Cassandra scream.
Mortimer had left a pot on the stove and now the whole kitchen in ablaze. Mortimer tries valiantly to extinguish the flames, but they keep spreading. As soon as Mortimer was about to give up hope, he heard the siren of a firetruck.
With Mortimer’s worst fear realized, he will have to give up fulfilling any wants until the next rotation.
Woohoo with… (Nina Caliente)
Paint a picture of … (Jennifer Burb) - Failed!
Mortimer’s fear - Fire!
… to be continued
What if the town of pleasantview was played randomly? What would the residents of this seemingly perfect town do if left to their vices now that everything is driven by chance? This is what I’ve set out to find out. If you want to try this out with me, here’s how to get started.
1. Download a clean pleasantview hood from this blog:
2. You’ll need a randomizer. I have made one on this website:
If prompted for a password, enter “sims2” (without the quotes).
3. Once you’ve renamed and installed the new neighborhood, play with any family you want to start with. I plan on choosing the Goths.
4. Pick a person in the family, and go to the “wants” group to randomize their wants. They must fulfill 3 of these random wants. After that, you can move to the next person in the family.
5. If the family has children or toddlers, you must fulfill 2 of their in game wants before moving on to the older family members’ wants.
6. Once all of the teens, adults, and elders in the family have fulfilled their 3 wants, it’s time to play another family.
About the randomizers: <?>
The wants that are randomized include ellipses (…) in them. For example: “Be best friends with …” or “Do public woohoo with …”
For these wants you’ll use the other randomizers. Use the everyone group for non romantic wants. Use the male or females group for romantic wants whatever the sim’s gender preference is.
Now time for an example to show how this works.
Lets say I’m playing as Cassandra Goth. Her first randomized want is
“Invite … over for lunch or dinner” Since this is non-romantic, I go to the everyone group. I click the blue diamond with the ? in the middle for a random name. The name chosen for me was Jennifer Burb. So, she must invite Jennifer Burb over for dinner to fulfill the want and move on to the next one.
Now, let’s say that she calls Jenn up, but she doesn’t accept her invite. Then, Cassandra must choose one of her fears in the game and make it happen. She has to try again to fulfill three more wants the next time her family is played.
… But if Jenn decides to come over and have lunch with Cassandra, after the lunch is over, Cassandra gets to go on with want number 2.
… so it’s back to the wants randomizer…
This time Cassandra gets, ”Make out with …” Based on past relationships, I can tell she is into guys. So I go to the Males group and press that little blue diamond for the randomizer. The name she is given is Darren Dreamer. So, she must gain a high enough relationship to fulfill her make out want. Then, it’s on to want number 3.
Now I hope you see how it goes…
You can use CAS or Binned sims too, but their names cannot be put in the randomizer. Just the original playables. There are also some cheaty things that can help like aspiration and motive preservers or the aspirationlevel and maxmotives cheats. (This is not about the in-game wants and motives, this is just for fun.), insimenator, simblender, inteen or other similar hacks, easy beds, no jealousy hacks, money cheats if you need money for a want, and so on.
I will update with stories and pics asap.