Technical Difficulties

November 20th, 2007

I had hoped to have chapter 5 released before Thanksgiving. My new plan is to get it released by the end of the month, which may not work out either since my computer is slowly breaking down.

My computer still mostly works but the frustrating thing is it crashes/reboots at odd times (with seemingly no rhyme or reason). Now, it's not so bad when I'm just in World of Warcraft as it takes all of minute to get back in the game (after the computer reboots), but…well, you know annoying crashes can be in the Sims as it takes for freaking ever for the game to load. I'm also worried that the crashes may corrupt my lots. My husband has been trying to fix it, but so far none of his solutions have worked. So, we are now waiting for new parts to arrive so that he can build me a new computer.

Me thinking out loud (I'm not looking for advice): I haven't decided if I'm going to try taking pictures for chapter 5 anyway and just work around the reboots (hoping that my lots won't be corrupted), or if I should just wait until the new computer is built. I also haven't decided if I'm going to divide this chapter into parts (i.e. part 1 and part 2) as it's rather long. Another option is to just finish writing chapter 6 (of which half is already written). Ah, decisions, decisions…

Anyway, I do know for sure that I won't have anything ready by Thanksgiving. But, I do want to wish everyone (that celebrates it) a Happy Thanksgiving!


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7 Responses to “Technical Difficulties”

  1. kiwi says:

    Hey whatever you decide to do, we all know it will be wonderful and well worth the wait! Have a great Thanksgiving! 😀

  2. Julliet Bell says:

    Yeah, I totally understand where you are coming from. My computer is pretty much craptastic right now, but my parents don't think I need to improve it. T_T They are so retarded when it comes to computers. Yikes!

    Anyway, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! (You should have little Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Easter spin-offs like your Christmas one too! I would love to read those, if you could do it.)

  3. Decorgal says:

    I know exactly what you mean about computer issues and game crashes. Sometimes just waiting for the game to start up leaves me with no drive to work on my stuff. Hope you get all your computer stuff sorted out.

  4. Jade says:

    Hey Kara. I understand. I just had to competely reinstall my system. Ugh.

    I am posting about the Isle of Thyme again, if you are interested:

    Come on over and say hi!

    Whenever you get the chapter done will be the perfect time. 🙂

    @Decorgal – You are one my simming heros!

  5. Tanya says:

    Sorry to hear about your computer Kara 🙁 Fingers crossed it'll survive long enough to get the next chapter online, but the most important thing is to make sure you've got everything backed up so that you can get it finished on a new computer if necessary. I'm sure we'll all be happy whenever it's released, so don't worry about a delay!

    As Julliet mentioned it, it would be fun to know what happened with everyone after the Christmas special – I re-read it the other week and tried to guess how things worked out 😀

  6. Niliav says:

    Do you have Bon Voyage? Just wondering.

  7. Kara says:

    Thank you, all! Just to update you on everything: We still haven't figured out what's wrong with my computer. It works fine for awhile and then reboots. It's very frustrating. The parts for my new computer should finish arriving today. I don't think my husband will have time to put it together until this weekend though. I also need to finish backing everything up (I backed everything up last week, but have since done some other things so I need to back up again…).

    @Julliet and Tanya: I'd love to revisit that storyline someday. I actually haven't done too much with that family since last Christmas as I don't ever make time to play the game. However, for now, I just want to concentrate on the main storyline of Worlds Apart.

    @Niliav: I have Bon Voyage, but I haven't installed it yet.


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