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Bethyy
1st Sep 2008, 11:35 AM
There are millions of glitches, and all the main features aren't even half as good as they were made out to be.

This ep was extremely hyped up and infact, it's one of the worse ones.

Anyone else share my view?

carlydunham
1st Sep 2008, 11:40 AM
There are millions of glitches, and all the main features aren't even half as good as they were made out to be.

This ep was extremely hyped up and infact, it's one of the worse ones.

Anyone else share my view?
no i love it im not having any glitches and all my custom content is working as it should be i love the new interactions!!! the playground stuff is soo cute as well. what are your computer specs? that could explain the glitches

1306
1st Sep 2008, 11:43 AM
I somewhat can't stand the glitches, but the whole EP is great. I dunno what you don't like about it--the apartment stuff? The witches? The fact that you can't build apartments without cheating? Because I actually like these things. Well, with the exception of the not-able-to-build-apartments-without-a-cheat thing.

lazzybum
1st Sep 2008, 11:54 AM
I dont love it, i dont hate it. But its too early to tell for me, for its only been a few days and I havent experienced all that it has to offer.

If you want my view now, Id place this expansion pack... second or third to last; My view might change later on.

Bethyy
1st Sep 2008, 11:54 AM
I have great specs. It runs fine. I hate everything about it, other than the interactions, but to be honest, it's not worth buying just for the interactions.

My custom contect works fine, but this ep is just poo. The butler is incredibly glitchy. The helicopters don't work. And to be honest, everything said about it hasn't been as good as it was made out to be.

1306
1st Sep 2008, 11:58 AM
Helicopter doesn't work? What a shame. :( I haven't tried it, though.

I don't know what glitches this butler possesses, but I won't get him. Other than the numerous glitches, I still say this EP is pretty good.

carlydunham
1st Sep 2008, 12:00 PM
i dont use the butlers your neighbours can watch the kids if you are freinds with them

Mr.D_SC
1st Sep 2008, 12:03 PM
I can't use the Helicopter.

Can I use the cheat : ChangeLot to build a Apartments ?

Bethyy
1st Sep 2008, 12:05 PM
Well, the butler has just walked off the lot with my baby move than once, he makes constant food if you but the food away that he makes first, if you don't put it away, it goes to waste. There are some things he wont clean, that a normal maid would. He constantly takes the baby out it's cot and leaves it on the floor.

As for the helicopters, their a waste of time

1306
1st Sep 2008, 12:07 PM
Well knowing EAxis, a patch will come out. But expect also some bugs with the patch :D

Bethyy
1st Sep 2008, 12:11 PM
Well yeah, but to be honest, if I buy a game, I want the game play to be at least average, but considering they hyped this ep up to be one of the best eps to be released I expected it to be better than average. I know other eps have had issues. but this is rediculous.

carlydunham
1st Sep 2008, 12:12 PM
im sorry you are having problems:(

1306
1st Sep 2008, 12:29 PM
I know that they overhyped this EP out--but I'm guessing it's because they want to get the attention of gamers who were looking forward to TS3--to still play TS2 because it still can have really good EPs. And yes, the features were a bit huge, so I guess the hype built up more. And yes, EAxis rushes things. This is a bad example of a rushed game.

Just my 2 cents, though.

Alma70
1st Sep 2008, 12:34 PM
Can I use the cheat : ChangeLot to build a Apartments ?

Write changeLotZoning (apartmentbase) in the cheat window and it will work.
Be sure to use a residential and not a community lot or else you wont get the mailbox, but then I guess you already know that.

Charley-x
1st Sep 2008, 12:36 PM
hmm since i've installed sims is now so slow, bodyshop and cas are fine its the gameplay, and its not my pc cos the other stuff works so quickly, anyway i love the puppy thing and the way the money changes when you start a new family :D

goforfink
1st Sep 2008, 12:42 PM
I have been waiting sooooooooooooo long for this ep to come out. Apartments was something I always wanted in the game, and I like it.... dont love it.... its just way too glitchy. Lots disappearing, not being able to put anything outside on my apartment lots, buy mode objects disappearing or just plain not working..... on the other hand I love the new townie stuff, where you get job offers and more money an discounts an stuff, have'nt met a witch yet but I think thats a cool add on :)

Tigga07_SC
1st Sep 2008, 1:06 PM
Some of the glitches described in this thread, are due to cheats entered incorrectly, or cheats not being used to acheive your desired effect. I.E. apartments working correctly, conflicting hacks, uncompatible mods, outdated pc specs etc. I have built several apartments as well as HystericalParoxysm, and they work well when you know the rules.
I do regret if having to use cheats bothers you however that is an EA design thing. Also with the butler I can only say it is a genuine glitch. I do feel sorry for those who so easily dimiss any EP or SP as a total waste of time because their computer, or their copy digital or hard is causing unstable glitches and crashes.
But can we please all remember, not to state things as facts, such as certain features not working, or stating certain things like build design features are entirely unavailable until researching. This causes a flow of bad information being relayed from one forum to another that I know the moderators try really hard to clarify. Again I'm sorry you're having problems. let's remember though when it comes to Computer Specs, One man's Super Computer, or shall we say XBOX 360 is another man's ATARI.

I do hope a patch released can ease these problems. There is also the other alternative which isn't diplomatic or pleasant however effective.

:ds: Next time wait a little longer to buy the game to see what bugs it has. Most gamers know that any hardware or software in the first batches are usually the buggiest.

sharkloverplayer
1st Sep 2008, 3:08 PM
I love everything about this game except the glitches.I especially like that sims that arn't in love can wohoo in the closet just by being in crush.That's like casual sex.I also like the new interactions and the new stuff but most of all I like visiting my neighbors and I like how now that when a visiting sim you invite when they leave they give you some kind of greeting bye depending on how well they know you.I still have a lot to try like having a sim hire a roomate,the lap dog and the helicopter.Oh and I love the witches and the new hairstyles.

momof3kidz1977
1st Sep 2008, 6:26 PM
I love this expansion!

A few things bug me! But its still pretty awesome!

I think if a green witch has a baby the baby should be green too! :blink:

el_flel
1st Sep 2008, 7:08 PM
I love this EP.

For anyone experiencing bugs, there are some fixes over at MATY already. One that fixes the missing cell phone, and mail issue, and another fixes the broken butler.

FlyingEvil_SC
1st Sep 2008, 7:31 PM
No glitches yet ;)
But Ive only played it for two days. HaHa!

I love the celling, and banging the wall when the neighbours are noisy!
And what should I have done without the food spell and time freezer? :D
But I dont like that Ive alredy done everything that is doable... I need more challenges!!!

psivampyr
1st Sep 2008, 8:18 PM
How does the freeze time work and what could someone do with that spell? As in whats a good reason to freeze time?

dlisted
1st Sep 2008, 8:20 PM
I absolutely love this EP. I haven't found a feature I haven't liked. It's actually got me to play the game again instead of just taking photos and joining contests. I don't use the creature sims very often, but the witches are even fun for me. I've tested almost all the new features and the only glitch i've had is the wardrobe rack not displaying any options. Other than that it's running fine so far.

I'm kind of suprised someone with great specs can't get the helicopter working because it runs fine for me and my computer is on the low end. It's a bit boring though. it's exactly like a car.

What exactly is going on with the butler? i've hired him and the only thing i've noticed is he doesn't do very much. He hasn't made my sims food or anything.

chibspan
1st Sep 2008, 9:13 PM
The only thing I've found that's buggy (aside from stuttering/lagging and twice the game crashed) are the new closets. They don't have any options to change or plan outfits and woohooing in the closet only requires one Sim.

I haven't messed with the butler yet though.

dragon_tfm
1st Sep 2008, 9:17 PM
i lik eit well enough i dont have much lag and its not too glitchy (well so far i havent explored everyhting yet) although i do seem to be missing a few male hairs (any oneelse have that happen?)..though i intend to stick my backed up downlaods folder back it to see if that fixes it so im happy over all although i agree its not quite whats its been hyped up to be but are they really ever?

psivampyr
1st Sep 2008, 11:05 PM
My butler had to "warm up" to doing house work I think. He stood in the kitchen almost the entire day and cleaned up one dish but it had to start rotting. He's scrubbed my toilet about 4 times in 2 sim days and made 3 plates of food. I like the fact he doesn't make himself at home and watch my tv and such, but I wish he had like a feather duster and gave the idea he was tidying the house besides wiping his finger accross the counter 10 million times in a day.

venomous_SC
2nd Sep 2008, 3:49 AM
Luckily I've not had any glitches yet.

Mr.D_SC
2nd Sep 2008, 4:29 AM
Write changeLotZoning (apartmentbase) in the cheat window and it will work.
Be sure to use a residential and not a community lot or else you wont get the mailbox, but then I guess you already know that.

Thank you :D !

the_unnoticed
2nd Sep 2008, 4:44 AM
i actually quite enjoy this EP. i love all the new interactions and the idea of apartments to begin with, and the witches are just too cool :D

i haven't experienced any glitches, crashes, or bugs at all, but i've yet to hire a butler or mess with the helicopter, so i can't say there are none. overall i'm very pleased.

kennyinbmore
2nd Sep 2008, 4:22 PM
It's slowed up my game big time. I'm considering uninstalling it

jriggs
2nd Sep 2008, 4:53 PM
BTW- I have heard for those that have no options on the closets that it might be Squinges 'wear anything pregnancy' hack. See if that helps.

venomous_SC
2nd Sep 2008, 4:53 PM
Mine isn't slow at all thank goodness. I expected it to be. I played the little mobile home lot...there's one little dude in his trailer that just stands in there and waves his arms around like he's stuck so far that's the only little glitch or whatnot i've encountered.

I'm debating on uninstalling Uni but not sure yet. My game isn't really slow I just don't use Uni that much.

photo
2nd Sep 2008, 4:57 PM
I have options on my closets and I have the wear anything hack in...

nikisazombie
2nd Sep 2008, 6:40 PM
... it's worked fine with me.:) At first, it wasn't. All my objects worked fine, and my recolors are fine. But I could'nt use the new closets or the medicine cabinet. I took out Insim and Inteen, and well... it works fine now.:) All the interactions and such work just perfect. I didn't have many hacks anyways. *shrug*

YamLin
2nd Sep 2008, 8:06 PM
Was it particularly hyped up, though? Other than being, well, advertised, what with it being an item for sale and everything. I thought there was much less official hype for this one than for Freetime (although I like both, so far).

I suppose I've managed to escape any bugs so far, except the strange problem I have with one of the pre-existing windows (I think from OfB) losing its colour options.

prettiammie2005
2nd Sep 2008, 8:21 PM
I had the game lag but I just turned my neighborhood graphics down so I couldn't see all the decoration in the hood, and I turned the neighborhood view down to small. My game runs a lot faster now and really, I don't need to see the deco when I'm playing. :3

So I dunno, if anyone else is having game lag problems that's a good way to help! But in the end I guess it boils down to your computer specs.

YamLin
2nd Sep 2008, 8:29 PM
Oddly enough, I swear my game sped up. But that might be down to the big content deleting spree I went on before installing.

Fernweather
2nd Sep 2008, 9:15 PM
I had the game lag but I just turned my neighborhood graphics down so I couldn't see all the decoration in the hood, and I turned the neighborhood view down to small. My game runs a lot faster now and really, I don't need to see the deco when I'm playing. :3

So I dunno, if anyone else is having game lag problems that's a good way to help! But in the end I guess it boils down to your computer specs.
Also keep in mind that the first time you visit a community lot after installing AL, the game creates a set of social group townies for that lot. This can result in some lag depending on your specs, but only occurs the first time you visit that lot. The game seems to be creating social group Sims for every community lot you visit, though I'm not sure if that's a bug or a feature.

kennyinbmore
2nd Sep 2008, 9:24 PM
Oddly enough, I swear my game sped up. But that might be down to the big content deleting spree I went on before installing.
My computer runs Crysis on High settings smoothly and lags with TS2 with AL installed. Something's wrong with that game

chibspan
2nd Sep 2008, 9:56 PM
BTW- I have heard for those that have no options on the closets that it might be Squinges 'wear anything pregnancy' hack. See if that helps.

Oh! That makes me think it could be the hacked clothing rack that allows you to buy any clothing at home for free that could be messing with my closets. I don't have Squinges' hack.

jriggs
3rd Sep 2008, 4:09 AM
Maybe that was peoples problems (I never had a problem but others were reporting that). BTW, Squinge is back at Insim and has updated many things for this EP including the wear anything hack as well as community skilling and others.

Panique
3rd Sep 2008, 5:08 AM
I'm installing it right now, so hopefully I won't hate it. :D

Fernweather
3rd Sep 2008, 2:36 PM
The game seems to be creating social group Sims for every community lot you visit, though I'm not sure if that's a bug or a feature.
I just wanted to add that there does appear to be an upper limit to the number of social group Sims that get added, so this doesn't appear to be a bug. I've had Sims visit a number of lots that hadn't been visited since I installed AL, and I'm no longer seeing any new townie generation. All in all, AL probably added more than 150 new characters to my neighborhood.

TingTong
3rd Sep 2008, 8:50 PM
Secret doorway bookcases. They just dont work....no feature of "walkthrough" when it clicked. Sims just wave and moan when they have to go into the room...even witches can't use it...

What am i doing wrong?

Plus rent mailboxes can't be moved even with move_objects on.....

venomous_SC
3rd Sep 2008, 9:23 PM
You have to select to read the Mysteriously Mysterious book (can't think of the exact title but that's close) and then it swings you through to the other side. You have to do the same to get back out so if your sim's carpool or something else arrives you won't automatically exit the secret room to go to work.