COMPLETED: 'Test'ing My Patience - The Eight Sim Challenge

COMPLETED: 'Test'ing My Patience - The Eight Sim Challenge

Postby nooboostar » August 8th, 2019, 8:00 am

Hello, all! Hope you're doing great. I finally decided to upload my attempt at the Eight Sim Challenge (here's the source link if you're not familiar with the challenge).

Since I tend to use a lot of pictures and GIFs I'll just attach the LJ links for convenience. :) Make sure to tick the 'Notify me when a reply is posted' option to stay up-to-date, as I'll be coming back to this thread to add new chapters to the story. I hope you guys like it! :heart:

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'Test'ing My Patience - Chapter 1
'Test'ing My Patience - Chapter 2
'Test'ing My Patience - Chapters 3 & 4
'Test'ing My Patience - Chapter 5
'Test'ing My Patience - Chapter 6
'Test'ing My Patience - Chapter 7
'Test'ing My Patience - Chapter 8
'Test'ing My Patience - Chapter 9
'Test'ing My Patience - Chapter 10
'Test'ing My Patience - Chapter 11
'Test'ing My Patience - Chapter 12
'Test'ing My Patience - Chapter 13
'Test'ing My Patience - Chapter 14
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Re: 'Test'ing My Patience - Chapter 1

Postby ciyrose » August 8th, 2019, 8:19 am

Oh, this is going to be fun. I'm always shocked, again, at how fast needs decay in TS1 after playing other versions for so long. Great job so far with the house and everything!
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Re: 'Test'ing My Patience - Chapter 1

Postby nooboostar » August 8th, 2019, 8:37 am

Thank you so much! I'm glad you're liking it so far! ^^ I know right? I'm so used to TS2, where their needs don't plummet as much.
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Re: 'Test'ing My Patience - Chapter 1

Postby peachy123uk » August 8th, 2019, 9:06 am

I like it too. I don't remember you could put signs up to stop animals coming on to your lot.
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Re: 'Test'ing My Patience - Chapter 1

Postby nooboostar » August 8th, 2019, 11:04 am

Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :D

Yeah, you can. Simply go to the Decorative category in Buy Mode, click on Other (the plus sign) and it should be the first item there. It's called the "Stray-Away" Pet Prevention System. It came with the Unleashed EP, so if you don't have that installed then it won't show up for you. I think it costs §15, if I remember correctly.
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Re: 'Test'ing My Patience - Chapter 1

Postby peachy123uk » August 8th, 2019, 11:08 am

I don't have sims 1 anymore but maybe one day might get it back. But love seeing the old play system.
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Re: 'Test'ing My Patience - Chapter 1

Postby nooboostar » August 8th, 2019, 11:27 am

Ah, I see. I stopped playing it for a while as well. I just recently installed it, and the nostalgia hit me like a truck! :tongue:

Chapter 2 has now been uploaded! Hope you guys like it. :D
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Re: 'Test'ing My Patience - The Eight Sim Challenge

Postby peachy123uk » August 9th, 2019, 11:03 pm

chapter two was fun. As said before memories.
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Re: 'Test'ing My Patience - The Eight Sim Challenge

Postby nooboostar » August 10th, 2019, 10:18 am

Thank you so much! I'm glad to hear it.

The next chapter is now up, everyone! It's longer than the previous one since it's a combination of two chapters. Enjoy! ^^

UPDATE (13/08/2019):

Chapter 5 has been uploaded! Hope you guys like it. :D
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Re: 'Test'ing My Patience - The Eight Sim Challenge

Postby ciyrose » August 13th, 2019, 3:03 pm

Enjoyed chapter 2, very fun. It's amazing how hard it is to keep 8 sims happy in TS1. Love your little thought bubble explantations. :) Off to read the next chapters now.
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Re: 'Test'ing My Patience - The Eight Sim Challenge

Postby ciyrose » August 13th, 2019, 3:16 pm

I 100% got the Picture-in-Picture meddling reference. One of my favorites growing up. :D

I did not even remember how fast NPC's showed up, but you are right, they were really fast. lol Good thing sometimes. This has been so fun to "watch" and relive. :)

I had no idea TS1 had any sort of chance card! That's so cool!!! I know you don't feel like you have accomplished much, but it seems like you were getting lots of promotions and have upgraded a lot of things. That seems like progress to me. :) Nice job!
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Re: 'Test'ing My Patience - The Eight Sim Challenge

Postby peachy123uk » August 13th, 2019, 11:33 pm

enjoying your sims 1 challenge. Nice to see some of the old jobs that they used to have.
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Re: 'Test'ing My Patience - The Eight Sim Challenge

Postby nooboostar » August 14th, 2019, 2:57 am

@peachy123uk Yeah, it's a nice trip down memory lane. I get so nostalgic every time I play because it's been so long, hehe. :)

@ciyrose Ayyy, Scooby-Doo gang unite! :highfive: Thought bubble explanations? I'm afraid I don't get what you mean (probably because I'm still half-asleep since I just woke up, hahaha). Yeah I love how fast the NPCs show up, and I didn't know about the chance cards either. Honestly, these little perks make me love and appreciate the game even more. And yeah I guess you're right about me making significant progress, because I only just finished the first week and I already have one bed in the house. ^^

Thank you so much, everyone! I'm glad you're all enjoying it and I'm giving some of you fond memories of TS1. :heart:
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Re: 'Test'ing My Patience - The Eight Sim Challenge

Postby ciyrose » August 14th, 2019, 9:15 am

Oh, I was meaning the way you use their little images in either their speaking or thought bubbles over the sims head to explain what they are thinking or say to you. :) Yes, Scobby-doo was the best. :heart:
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Postby nooboostar » August 18th, 2019, 10:13 am

Ah okay. Got what you meant now, lol. I actually find it hard to come up with suitable contexts and dialogues, so I appreciate the fact that you like them. ^^

Chpater 6 has just been uploaded, everyone! Hope you like it. :heart:
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Re: 'Test'ing My Patience - The Eight Sim Challenge

Postby peachy123uk » August 18th, 2019, 1:34 pm

Love the way you narrate you blog. ahh Claire the bear. :melting:
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Re: 'Test'ing My Patience - The Eight Sim Challenge

Postby ciyrose » August 21st, 2019, 6:16 pm

Woo, great job! That was a fun update, and they are starting to get more and more promotions. It is always amazing how long it takes some jobs to come up. Less of an issue now with TS3 or 4, but TS2 I always laugh at the fact it could take like a week to get into the criminal career. Don't you just start DOING that job? :D

Gotta love the strange sims logic!
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Postby nooboostar » August 24th, 2019, 12:16 pm

@peachy123uk Thanks a lot! I'm happy so many people enjoy my narration/writing style. :smooch: Yes I love quirky TS1 NPCs like Claire, hahaha.

@ciyrose Promotions are the best, to be honest! :tongue: And I know right? Why do they have to make jobs so demanding and time-consuming. I haven't played TS3 or TS4 so I don't know how the job aspect is in those games.

Chapter 7 is now up, everyone! Enjoy! ^^
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Re: 'Test'ing My Patience - The Eight Sim Challenge

Postby ciyrose » August 27th, 2019, 1:13 pm

What a fun couple of days that seemed like it was. Great job on all the promotions too!

Spoiler:
I'm pretty sure business is referencing "Office Space", I'm not 100% sure which on the police one is for. There are so many it could be. Peggy's could also be a few things.....not sure on that one either?


Also, Mary "Boom Boom"? Really maxis? :rotfl:
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Postby nooboostar » August 31st, 2019, 12:23 pm

I'm sorry but I don't think I understood what you were referencing in the spoiler. :(

And thank you so much! ^^ I feel a sense of accomplishment every time one of my Sims comes home with a promotion, lol. To be honest, the more I play this challenge the more I enjoy it hehe. I actually finished the challenge today in-game, and I miss it already. :cryingeyes:


Chapter 8 is now up, everyone! Hope you like it. :grin:
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