Having some game issues. I have been working so hard on fixing this, that I have not played anything this week Sims-wise. I have been working my tail off re-playing Final Fantasy 9 though.
Basically, Boo went to Egypt and when Boo came back the save file was bloated to 800 mb. Nothing has worked this week. So, I have been doing some maintenance. Basically, I made a new game. Had dude save the game. Then he went to Egypt. Then he came home and saved. I took the Meta, the one with all the letters and numbers, and the Travel DB files and gave them to Boo. Her save after that was better, I believe she is now just under 200mb. Still crappy, but at least the lag is more manageable. Anyway, there is the reason for the lack of updates.
I always forget why I hate to travel. It only takes one trip to remind me. Anyway, after her “vacation” a little bit of home trouble happened. Due to the unfortunate circumstances, an addition needed to be made to the rules.
Added by CSquared – 4/20/12
The Boo Boo Clause: because Jenn killed her husband.
The accidental electrocution of Grape Splash brought to my attention an unaddressed “what if.” What if your sim’s husband dies? I don’t want this to be the sort of challenge you can fail through unintentional mishap. Thus the Boo Boo Clause was born. If your sim’s husband dies, whether it be an accident or not, you have two choices.
a) You can resurrect him into either a playable ghost or a fully resurrected sim. Doing so results in no penalty, but you may not count any at-home conceptions for a bonus from the time of his death until he becomes playable again.
b) Your sim may remarry, however, none of the bonus for at-home conceptions with her first husband count because, as it turned out, he wasn’t the one with whom she needed a relationship good enough to conceive her youngest child. You may begin to obtain at-home conception bonus points with her new husband once she remarries. If you choose this route, there’s a price: a 27th child. A second husband must father two children with your sim. Only the first will count toward the base score so that it may not exceed 26. If, for whatever reason, a third husband is necessary, he must father three children, and so on for any subsequent husbands.
You must choose either a) or b) in the event your sim’s husband dies.