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Friday, 13 November 2015

Just to let you know...

...that I am having a computer problem at the moment (started last night completely out of the blue) and therefore can't say when I'll be able to play next. There are only two Simdays left to play in the current household, but I don't dare starting the game while I have not yet sussed out what to do.

Maybe I only need a new graphics card, maybe it is even simply a new driver (not for the graphics card but for another device), but maybe I'll go all the way and get a new computer (definitely NOT with WIN10, though!).

I've made another backup this morning of New Maximiliania so it should be safe even if I decide on the third option.

Right now, I am able to do basic stuff on the computer (such as work, which is done from home at least one day every week); I can read and write emails and look at your blogs, but playing is not feasible right now.

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  1. sorry to hear about that, hope you can get everything sorted whatever the problem is. And get back to playing Sims 2, as soon as you can.

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  2. Oh you poor dear! I hope things work out in the best and most cost effective route for you ! On the bright side at least you know how to back up. I tried it once following what I thought were supremely easy to follow directs and for the life of me idk where i backed my sims up to! lol!

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    1. Well, it's a 1st World Problem... and can be easily solved with a bit of money, or maybe I won't even have to buy anything new. Still haven't opened the computer to look at its insides - that is usually my last resort, and I'm still hesitating.
      I make regular backups of New Max, always on the same USB stick - a plumbob-shaped one that EA gave me as a present years ago when I was still working at the computer games fairs for them :-)
      That USB stick is not used for anything else.

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  3. Oh no! I hope you don't have to replace your whole PC. New computers are very nice...but sometimes it's an expense you just don't want to have. Whatever happens, I'm glad you have your hood backed up.

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    1. Me too, Carla, me too! I've been playing this 'hood since 2008 and certainly don't want to lose it now.
      Actually, I wouldn't mind a new computer, but if I can solve this particular problem without having to go through all the hassle of setting things up from scratch, I'd be glad, too...

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  4. I hope you can get the problem solved Meike! I just had to get a new power supply as my old one blew up this week. Thank goodness it wasn't anything more serious this close to Christmas! I hope you get back to New Max really soon. :)

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    1. I hope so too, thank you, Karen!
      Today I'm still trying some more options until it will be time to go to my parents' (roast goose dinner today, a tradition in Germany in November). If it doesn't work, I'll go to my favourite and most trusted computer shop tomorrow.

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  5. You should try to buy your new laptop instead of high wattage PC and research through the internet that you will going to choose a preferred brand to use. My current brand usage is Acer and have two laptops in span of six years, the second one (that I currently used), without any serious damages or blue screen of deaths.

    The most common brands are Acer, Asus, Lenovo, Dell, HP or Samsung.

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    1. The desktop computer (an ASUS one) I am using at home for work and play has not been giving me trouble for 7 or 8 years now. Laptops are not my first choice because I prefer the sturdier, larger keyboards (I type a LOT for work and in my spare time). Thank you for your advice :-)

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  6. Oh that stinks! Sometimes I have computer problems as well

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    1. A new graphics card was built in yesterday, and now my computer works fine again. I started my game only long enough to make sure everything was at it should be but hope to be able to get back to New Max properly soon.

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  7. Yay! I check on you everyday. Im glad to see you're back on the move!

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    1. Yay indeed :-D
      You do know that it is not necessary to check on a blog every day; you can "follow" a blog and get notified whenever there is a new post.

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  8. ohhh! no i dont know how to do that. on tumbler and pintrest i see follow - but i dont do that either. having contacts like you is teaching me new things every day!

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    1. It is something I very much like about blogging, too - I learn from other people's blogs and even from my own :-) My other blog is not about the Sims, but about stuff that is going on in my life, and I sometimes do researach for a post I write about a place of interest, a book or a work of art. That is when I learn from my own blog!

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    1. Two reasons: a) privacy protection is not very good unless you get really deep down into the system to change the settings; b) I've heard people report problems with Sims2 after having installed WIN10.
      I am happy with WIN7 and right now have no need to change. This might be different in the future, but I hope I'll always find a way to run TS2!

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    2. Well, I've got Windows 10 and Sims 2 runs OK with my Nvidia GeForce GTS 450

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    3. Thanks, Jack, that's good to know. So if I do indeed upgrade at some stage, I can ask you if I encounter any problems with TS2 :-)

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