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Any particular reason you have to buy it in a real store? (aside from the faulty connection that’s the source of the problem to begin with).

Yeah, it’s called need to pay cash, lol. Although.. Wal-Mart DOES have an option to pay in cash at the store if you use site-to-store. So I could order online if I want to get technical about it. :) (Not sure if the cables are even eligible for site-to-store.)

This is what I’m seriously tempted to do! Except keep cutting until all 25 ft of cable is in little pieces.. and I’ll even use my scrapbooking scissors so every piece has a cute little crimp in it! OMG@4644%*@Q*($&*@&!*&$! How freakin annoying!
I’m getting really sick of having to automatically copy every post I make just in case the connection is lost- so: until I can get a new ethernet cable, I’m just going to play my game. Which means you’ll see less of me. When it takes 5 tries to download a 2.something kb (Yes, KB) file.. forget it. :( Why couldn’t it be the modem that’s going? They’d probably charge me for a new one (or not, it’s rented for a few bucks a month) but at least losing the connection randomly a million times a day wouldn’t happen anymore. Grrr.
It doesn’t help that I have to buy one in a real store. Costs more, can you believe that?!? (Although, the one I have wasn’t exactly cheap so I’m thinking even cheaper would be worse?) Well - *copies post just in case* - see ya (more) in a  *counts days* couple of weeks!
OH yeah: the TP-Links that I was pointed to? Great idea if I could get what I ‘d need for the same/about the same price. Wal-Mart does have them in the physical store but it looks like what I’d want is about $50.00. *writes letter to Santa* LOL (I HAVE been very good this year!)

This is what I’m seriously tempted to do! Except keep cutting until all 25 ft of cable is in little pieces.. and I’ll even use my scrapbooking scissors so every piece has a cute little crimp in it! OMG@4644%*@Q*($&*@&!*&$! How freakin annoying!

I’m getting really sick of having to automatically copy every post I make just in case the connection is lost- so: until I can get a new ethernet cable, I’m just going to play my game. Which means you’ll see less of me. When it takes 5 tries to download a 2.something kb (Yes, KB) file.. forget it. :( Why couldn’t it be the modem that’s going? They’d probably charge me for a new one (or not, it’s rented for a few bucks a month) but at least losing the connection randomly a million times a day wouldn’t happen anymore. Grrr.

It doesn’t help that I have to buy one in a real store. Costs more, can you believe that?!? (Although, the one I have wasn’t exactly cheap so I’m thinking even cheaper would be worse?) Well - *copies post just in case* - see ya (more) in a  *counts days* couple of weeks!

OH yeah: the TP-Links that I was pointed to? Great idea if I could get what I ‘d need for the same/about the same price. Wal-Mart does have them in the physical store but it looks like what I’d want is about $50.00. *writes letter to Santa* LOL (I HAVE been very good this year!)

Check out TP-Link’s, it sends internet through your powerlines from one connector to another, so you only need a very short ethernet cable the other end. I use them to get internet to my simming computer located in an outdoor summerhouse!

You mean these? Wal-Mart link because it’s something I’d have to order online and Wal-Mart online orders can be returned to a physical Wal-Mart - which we have right down the road from me. :)

If so, looks interesting. Also looks like that would be a good alternative for me as long as they can be used with my current equipment. I’d be happy to get rid of the ethernet cable snaking along the floor. (In an area nobody ever really walks on.. so I have no idea why this one went bad.)

Our internet is still being a brat sorry, scratch that - it’s not the modem. It’s the ethernet cable. :( I finally gave in and had them send a tech out. I had a feeling it wasn’t the modem since the wireless works fine.. the kids can watch videos and what not on the Wii with no problems.

Damndamndamndamndamn. I need a cable at least 25 ft long. Let me add that to my list of things that broke and need fixed (dryer, windshield wiper motor) or replaced (dryer-if-it-can’t-be-fixed, windshield wipers, flashlight, hair dryer-that-I-don’t-use-often-enough-to-bother-replacing). Grrr. Ugh.

*wanders off wondering how her wireless adapter grew legs and walked off* Sure could use that silly thing right about now. :)

There. Much better. :) I didn’t want to disappear the plumbbob completely, so I made it less in-your-face. It almost looks pretty now.
Easy enough to edit - open the Default (configuration settings) found in: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 4\Game\Bin and edit the 4th number under PlumbBob like so (back it up first, of course):
[PlumbBob]playeractivecolor = 0.43, 0.78, 0.12, 0.50    # greenotheractivecolor = 0.00, 0.33, 1.00, 0.50    # light aquanotactivecolor = 0.00, 0.00, 1.00, 0.50    # bluenpccolor = 0.86, 0.86, 0.86, 0.50    # light grayinteractionnegativecolor = 1.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.50    # redinteractionpositivelocalcolor = 0.80, 1.00, 0.75, 0.50    # bright greeninteractionpositivenonlocalcolor = 0.94, 1.00, 1.00, 0.50    # bright bluemotivestatered = 1.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.50    # redmotivestateorange = 1.00, 0.50, 0.00, 0.50    # orangemotivestateyellow = 1.00, 1.00, 0.00, 0.50    # yellowsocialgroup = 1.00, 1.00, 1.00, 0.50   # white translucent
You can change the colors, too. Or make them totally invisible- 0.00 is invisible/transparent, 1.00 is opaque. Note that the last line wasn’t changed since it was already 0.50.
Sometimes it’s the littlest things that make me happy. :D

There. Much better. :) I didn’t want to disappear the plumbbob completely, so I made it less in-your-face. It almost looks pretty now.

Easy enough to edit - open the Default (configuration settings) found in: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 4\Game\Bin and edit the 4th number under PlumbBob like so (back it up first, of course):

[PlumbBob]
playeractivecolor = 0.43, 0.78, 0.12, 0.50    # green
otheractivecolor = 0.00, 0.33, 1.00, 0.50    # light aqua
notactivecolor = 0.00, 0.00, 1.00, 0.50    # blue
npccolor = 0.86, 0.86, 0.86, 0.50    # light gray
interactionnegativecolor = 1.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.50    # red
interactionpositivelocalcolor = 0.80, 1.00, 0.75, 0.50    # bright green
interactionpositivenonlocalcolor = 0.94, 1.00, 1.00, 0.50    # bright blue
motivestatered = 1.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.50    # red
motivestateorange = 1.00, 0.50, 0.00, 0.50    # orange
motivestateyellow = 1.00, 1.00, 0.00, 0.50    # yellow
socialgroup = 1.00, 1.00, 1.00, 0.50   # white translucent

You can change the colors, too. Or make them totally invisible- 0.00 is invisible/transparent, 1.00 is opaque. Note that the last line wasn’t changed since it was already 0.50.

Sometimes it’s the littlest things that make me happy. :D

My internet is being a big brat today- the connection keeps timing out. :( So.. remember when I was working on a Robin Williams sim? Well, he’s finished. Only he’s known as Robert Williamson and he’s a comedian/celebrity look-a-like.

He’s HERE if you’d like to take a look at him or download him even 

I think it’s done? Well, there are a couple of streaks I want to put back. But yeah- I think it’s 99.99% done.

The bottom layer had streaks but I took them out. To me it looked odd. Soooo.. hopefully this can be done later today. (I hope! First I goofed it up, then I lost the new layers when my computer wouldn’t “wake up”.. this is the 3rd attempt now.)

Had to redo that last hair’s texture because I goofed it up TOO much and no matter what I did, it was too blurry for me in game. Since I needed to redo it, I upgraded my MilkShape (yay for free upgrades), installed the plug-ins I needed and used MilkShape to redo it. EA’s mapping still seriously sucks, but doing it that way made it so much easier. So did making a color-coded texture at first. (Gee, why didn’t I think of that earlier?)

Now.. to really get this one finished. Even blurry, it was pretty in game so I’m looking forward to this one. :D

P.S. This isn’t the finished texture - just the layers (the color coded layer is underneath it all) without the streaks and what not. It’s for the long rocker hair and if anyone would like it, let me know. If anything, it could be used as a guide for other textures/recolors.

With this, EA can officially kiss my …. bottom! The mapping on this one isn’t so horrible, but it did take me a bit to figure it out. Now- on to the rest pf the streaks and to fix the color and shine. :) THEN: recolors!

After that, back to trying to figure out the map for the short wedge hair. That one is really atrocious. (That said, I think I can get the mesh and mess with it in MilkShape. Which would be a lot easier than what I’m doing now.)

Edit: A bit more tweaking is needed I guess. *grrr* But I like it so far. There are a few spots that look grey - that’s the CAS lighting, if you rotate the sim a bit it goes away and reappears in a different spot. And the underlayer? Wth? It’s lighter? Hmmmm.. not on my texture it isn’t!!

Yes. Looks lovely. I like the smaller streaks in the blond too. They both have nice high and low lights :)

Thanks. :D I’m planning on doing the smaller streaks still.. got sidetracked trying to do the chunky streaks for some of the other hairs. Lesson learned: EA’s mapping sucks. *ugh* Wait! I already knew that, lol.