The story of being homeless in The Sims 3
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I just love the night sky in Sims 3! Wow!
lol, I remember finding that stonehenge.
Still haven’t had my sim check it out though…
How do u get rid of ur money again?
Go back and read it.
Or give it some thought and come up with a creative answer.
There’s a cheat to change your family funds to X, and/or you can rely on the depreciation of value in the game.
There’s a Stonehenge in TS3? Do want. 😀
I know! I have to find that! I can’t believe Kev walked that far before finally giving in to exhaustion.
Roburky, this story is fabulous. Keep up the great work – I find myself, like everyone else, waiting on the edge of my seat for tomorrow’s episode.
Simhenge actually 😛
yeah! it’s in the corner on a little island, it’s so cool :]
There are actually two “henges” in this town, , with the other one being on the other side of town, if I remember correctly. Both generally have collectibles in/nearby them, which could explain Kev’s journey. Or it could just be him being insane again. Either way.
Ok, what the bloody hell is wrong in this guys head?
No really, he’s way more weird than usual. Suddenly taking off like a rocket, just to yell for a while at some ancient ruins, and then sleep in a field?
There’s no personal gain to it, or any gain for anyone at all. Tt’s so unlike Kev.
*brainstorm right before I clicked submit*
OR! Maybe since he’s old age now, the poor guy has become senile and thought he lived somewhere around there, cursing the ruins because that’s where his house was supposed to be?
Kev has the insane trait, so he will do things that are crazy like that.
I have a feeling this is the last we’ll see of Kev….
OH YEAH! ROCK ON!
You do realize his main attribute is insanity right?
Sure I do, but as I said… “No really, he’s way more weird than usual”.
lawl…He walked all the way there to yell at some rocks….WTF!!
My first post btw,love this blog.
actually, he technically wasn’t yelling at the rocks, he was yelling because of his desperation. And since I have so much expirience killing sims(people I don’t like that i put on the game), I know that there’s a 98% chance that Kev will die in his sleep. That’s what usually happens when at least 3 bars are low and he has fainted. Well, roBurky, I hope you take lots of pictures of Kev dying and Alice jumping up and down!
Might be that he yelled because of desperation, but it might be also, that he was “talking to himself” as insane sims do quite often. Sometimes they’re really arguing with themselves 😄
haha no writing this time eh?
i’m so frustrated, i got sims 3 today and it doesn’t work! i was so excited and it doesn’t work! 😥
AWW! Thats tragic! [NO sarcasm!] I have mine, and In one of them some of the floors don’t work, like they just show up black, but they blink white… very annoying. Also when you get too close their hair becomes just like the raw sketch of it and white, and then if you zoom more then it becomes an extreme buzz cut and just shows the base color of the hair. And it takes FOREVER to save a quit. Literally over 5 minutes. But these are all probably due to the computer having not so much space left.
Sorry about this dumb rant… 🙂
Yeah, I have the same problem with saving and quitting. I only just got this macintosh computer, too, so I am fairly sure that my computer still has lots of space left. Hmm, strange…
I’m sorry about posting this as my first post, it’s just that I wanted to say that I had the same problem with saving and quitting.
no, I know what you’re talking about. My old computer was really starting to run out of memory, and my video card was kind of old, and I’d had EVERY Sims 2 on there, and there’s like, 11 or 12 of those, so my wals were red but they’d blingk white, which was kinda cool at first but then got annoying becuase my pictures looked really bad with the walls up.
Have you installed the new update patch? If not, that might help.
That wouldn’t have anything to do with disk space. Sounds like your graphics card can barely handle it and runs out of texture memory. This is common with low-end cards (such as the ones that are included with most computers).
It is different saving from the sims 2 because remember, the WHOLE TOWN is saving, alot of stuff happens outside your home
I’m so happy that sims 3 is running quite fine on my laptop! I literally WOULD be tragic if it all of a sudden would stop working 😦 But when I played sims 2 on my old computer, saving, loading a lot, going to create-a-sim… EVERYTHING might take AT LEAST five minutes, so I know how it feels 😥
Oh, that’s too bad. But there are some great Sims communities online (like Mod The Sims, they merged with Sims2community), maybe they can help if the official support site doesn’t.
modthesims is the place to go. i’m Simflip5 on there. lots of helpful people could help you figure it out.
My friend has TS3 and it won’t start on her computer!
My sister had the same problem! It’s a really big program, so it uses up loads of space, but my dad did something to make it work, but I can’t remember…..
It’s not disk space. If you look at the box, the game requires 1Gig of RAM to run correctly. I actually had to update my pc w/ a new graphics card (not totally necessary, but why not) and I put in 2G of RAM. It works pretty flawlessly most of the time. Although, since I installed the patch, it seems a little glitchy every now & then.
oh yea. tragic da word. it is SO not laptop friendly. i don’t have it, my best friend chris does ❤ he's been dying to show it to me
that’s what happened to me except mine, I kept deleting other stuff so I’d have room for it, turns out I deleted 2 or 3 drivers that are required to work. So I bought a new computer and it cost me $500 plus $80 cuz of a video card, a $50 crappy moniter I bought off my mom, and finally my game works! But I had to take back the video card because it crashed on TS3! wahh so since I bought TS3 for $55(tax included), I spent … (counts+adds 500+80-80+80+50+55=…) $685 on just getting to play! Don’t be like me, jess. Don’t delete drivers by accident like me..
I’ve been there… deleting an audio driver from my laptop accidentally
I wiped my whole computer on accident trying to install a new graphics card and memory to play the Sims 3. It’s all fixed now…only I have to put everything back on my computer, it’s a pain.
On another note, this computer that I accidentally wiped? It’s a gaming desktop that I bought specifically for the Sims 2 when it came out. In 2004, it cost $1000 without a monitor.
The Sims 2 fried my laptop back in ’04.
Sorry, hit submit on accident…LOL!
What does it say??? Disc Authentication Failure??? I had that but I came up with a solution:
1. Take your disc out of the disc drive and blow on both sides (lol it works!!) Then put it back in the disc drive.
2. Wait a couple seconds, (probably about 7)
3. Then try playing it, it might not work, so keep trying that!!!!
LOL!!! It actually works for me 😀
thats not the prob. imy new disk wont work and ive tryed everything. my screan goes black. u might need to get more memory. i havnt had the chance 2, but tell me if it works.
i got the new studio xps dell model and it runs fine and saves in just a few seconds! I don’t have anythiing saved on this so my laptop is virtually empty. so it’s probably memory size, that sucks!
You ought to go to the Can You RUN It? website http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest and see what it says your computer needs instead of guessing.
Awesome story! It gets better every single day! Check out mine by clicking on my name.
I think this might be the longest post yet. I like how it doesn’t have any words making us interpret it for ourselves…not that I think much narrative could have been added.
Kev continued to walk for the entire day. He may not really have known his destination since he seemed to follow the road along the river. But then he found something incredible…large rocks in a circle! Thinking this might be another homeless persons “home” he yelled at the rocks for hours complaining about the handy trait the “home” owner must have due to their great ability to set up the rocks. Kev eventually grew bored with the rocks and decided to head back home but this time thought to take a short cut through a field. Unfortunately the field was much larger then he had first realized and he passed out before finishing his journey back.
Good text, Samantha 😀 That really could have been added there 😉
That’s somehow deep… kinda poetic
I agree…the pics say a story all their own. I see a new sims story genre coming (picture poetry)
its amazing how small he seems. I love the way that even this small sim world is so huge. And the night sky is gorgeous…when i play the game I sometimes watch them move through the sky as my sims sleep
The pics are poetic, that is true, but also a bit creepy. You know,it’s like there’s this whole deeper meaning to this and we’re supposed to figure it out, only we don’t have the words.
Hahahahahaha love it!!
Your graphics are amazing. I’m so jealous >:[
That. Was. Awesome.
The composition of the pictures speaks volumes.
Lookin’ forward to the next chapter to this story!
It feels like he took a walk so he could get some thinking done and perhaps he was searching for himself out there in the fields at night, but at the stone circle he looked up at the stars, and started to feel small and angry.
Is it even possible for insane sims to think properly?
It is possible for insane sims to think,… somehow 😀
A picture says a thousand words. I didn’t count how many pictures are here, so I can’t find how many words these pictures say.
You have me hooked on your story.
Robin increase gamma when taking screenshots. I cant see a thing
Adjust your screen?
Wow That was a great story with no words. I havent left any comments in a while but I definely still have been checking at least 3 times a day to see if you have any new posts.
You are incredibly Talented. I can’t wait til the next episode!
Was it one of his wishes to go to Stonehenge and then die? Cause he looks like he’s about to die in my opinion. Odd….
I don’t know if sims can wish that they would die… @_@ But in sims 2 my sims sometimes got a wish that they want to see the ghost of… themselves! I think that was just a glitch, but it made it look like they wanted to commit suicide… creepy…
Love this series so much and thanks to the Sims3 so you can define their personalties so much. Love Kev in a really weird way were I want to care and nurture him.
Well my first ever comment. I love Alice and Kev. Oh and the water in the Sims3
All there is to say here is….. LoL!
Oh dear, I can’t help but wonder if the Sims3 has a feature built in where if you have a Sim who is too miserable for too long, they head off to jump off a bridge or something. Is “commit suicide” showing up as an action option?! 😦
you were right about this segment not needing captions. kev passing out in a field after yelling at sim-henge says it all!
What the hell is Kev doing?
Poor Kev… Is there a suicide option in Sims 3? It looks like the old boy is about to check out.
Since we don’t know what religion sims have, sim-henge is most likely a holy place for them. Kev is really yelling at God.
This may be a turning point for him.
They don’t have religion in the game, why would anyone read that into the actions of Sims? *boggle* It’s more a landmark than some “holy place”.
Plus, he has the insane quality. It’s likely that a considerable amount of his actions won’t make sense, or even when they seem to, they don’t really. How many Sims do you see wandering off like that?
Of course they have religion! God is that weirdo who keeps sticking glowing losenges over their heads and making them do strange things. 😉
I might be wrong, but…isn’t Stonehenge in the second Sim neighbourhood of Riverview? If so, that was QUITE the walk!!
Alice and Kev is based in Riverview. So yes, there is a Simhenge there.
Ohhh, for some reason I thought they were in Sunset Valley!
Noticed there was some sort of gem. Quick cash?
Kev is an alien. Going to SimHenge was actually him trying to find the transporter back to his home planet.
Ohmigod, so post-modern. I’m intrigued…
Actually, there is a suicide option in the game I believe, but that’s not what I think he’s doing. He could have been carving something into the rock there…
Theres a suicide option??
Suicide option?! How?
This is my first post but I have been following this series and love it.
Come on, guys. Can’t you see that he walked all that way to pick up a valuable stone so he could sell it. Well, at least that is what I think he did…
For some reason I expect Kev to die of starvation in the middle of nowhere. He may be a prick sometimes, but that’d be sad.
I agree with astra. In the sims 3 you can collect rocks, seeds,butterflies, and beetles. There a sim henge in Sunset Valley, too and a mine. it’s great for finding silver and iron. The simhenge is the best place to find special seeds(there better than rare seeds). I think Kev had the wish to find a rock(my sims get it too). Robin sent kev to pick it up and on the way back he fell asleep. Sorry to crush your dreams guys but he’s not going to get killed by butterflies, and as far as I know, there is no religion in the sims 3.Is it bad that I know all this? Man this game is addictive!
There isn’t a religion to my knowledge, because lots of people play sims 3, probably with lots of different religions.
There’s a henge in Sunset Valley?? How did I never know that??
What are the small rocks with glowing colors in them in StoneHenge?
The graphics in this game are so beautiful – the sky and the water are just gorgeous.
You know, I hurt for Alice, and I want her away from Kev – but I don’t want him to die. I wish he could be happy too.
Well at least he I’d making the posts longer…but I would enjoy some words mabey…I’m not so good at interpreting pictures. I hope Kev doesn’t crawl into a corner and die that would be a sad ending to Kev besides In my opinion Alice is kinda boring…
OMG I love this1!!! 😄 Pictures DO tell more than thousand words…
The fact that these pictures had no words to accompany them did more volumes than the narrative that usually follow. For once, I actually felt bad for Kev, especially when I thought about how lonely, and sad it was to be out so late. That last picture really did it for me. Can’t wait to see more.
best story ever love it so much!!!
Kev is about to have a spiritual awakening… There is a section of the Heart Sutra that goes:
Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone completely beyond, praise to awakening
Kev may wake up a new man… or he might be the same old asshole 🙂
LOL. I jst had to laugh at the last pic xD
he probably just went there to stay for the night and rest. He’s probably trying to go away and forget the past, and just find a place to live peacefully for the short remains of his life. And he was probably doing something more along the lines of yelling out to God, not to the rocks.
If he picked up those gems he might have been able to at least leave Alice with a decent amount of money before he passed.
Love this blog as usual- I’ve been checking in every day! So glad Alice is at Zed’s, I hope she moves in as roomies. This introspective walkabout by Kev is more than I thought him capable of.
In my download of alice & kev, alice has a granddaughter, and *never* thinks of Kev, which I think is somewhat odd since they actually became friends in the first few minutes after download.
It seems that Kev might be getting senile in his old age. Which could be kind of sad even though he is a horrible human being.
I think roburky might be giving Kev an influence to walk to these places, or perhaps this is one of those Forrest Gump situations in which Kev is just going for a walk.
You all have no idea of Kev’s machinations. Wheels within wheels within wheels.
I think Sims can only die from hunger, none of their other traits can kill them (they’ll just faint, be smelly, urinate, be bored, etc) So unless Kev is hungry, it isn’t over for him yet. But if he is hungry … He has limited time to get back to civilization and find food…
On the other hand, maybe Kev is much smarter than we give him credit for? His isanity might vbe the result of realising that he lives in a meaningless simulated world ruled over by a God whose motives are ambiguous at best, manipulative and mean at worst. Kev’s only option might be to end it all, if indeed his universe even allows him to die by his own hand. What would you do if you realised you were in the Sims?
I feel this deep sense of foreboding. This act seems a little unusual, even for Kev.
I’m starting to think that there’s a lot more behind The Sims 3 than a tiny bit of code. Even my Sim with lots of money and the Good trait rarely ever wants to donate. Even less often when she was poor.
I am loving this story! Like many of you, I can’t wait for the next episode to play out!! I so hope that Alice and her new friend fall in love !
Hey Robin why is kev having a mental breakdown? Is he figuring out his life before he passes?
I’m just waiting what might happen to this crazy old dude. I CAN’T WAIT. :p
….He walked to England. Or at least some cheap knockoff of stonehenge.
Wonder what’s going to happen to Kev. Can’t wait till the next episode! 😀
I LOVE YOUR… STORY!!
Story is starting to fall apart to be honest.
I thought that at first, but I’ve changed my mind.
When you think about it, it actually makes a lot of sense.
Kev was taken in by a kind old woman in a moment of madness – and he fell in love with the first person to show him that sort of kindness.
Now, I guess he’s off on a journey of self-discovery.
It’s clear the character is a little unhinged – not just nasty. Imagine what living would be like for him…
It would be like walking through a dream, almost like being underwater for your whole life.
Then again, he’s a virtual character. This sort of stuff makes you think. Hurts your head a little.
I hate to be unromantic but Kev’s actions make perfect sense to me. He gets his jollies out of being mean to people and he hates kids so he made an enemy of his. She’s grown up now. He’s not responsible to her or for her but she’s still his enemy. She’s taken off and left the family. So why stay? What’s holding him to that neglected park bench? Why not take off and see the world? Why not yell at a pile of stones about how crappily his life has turned out? (I doubt he’s capable of seeing his responsibility for that.) If he survives the night I wonder if he’ll make it to that distant farm house in the last frame.
I wonder what he’ll find there…
Stupid kev >:) Although, the journey is getting pretty good. 😮
Kev is one with the night. Kev has unearthly powers you can only dream of. Kev eats lightning and poops success.
oohh kkaayy kev 4 ever u just keep thinking that
Love the blog, as usual.
What are these gems everyone is talking about?
oh my, -giggles- I know what hes doing….hes collecting stuff. I had a sim go insane one day and collect all the jewel ore. ^_^ great story…can’t wait to see were it goes next with Alice being an adult now…do you think Kev will start to like her now?
ah, so Kev spends july 4th visiting simhenge…well, he IS insane…
I think Roburky told Kev to walk to all those places. He wouldn’t do so otherwise. It’s probably to keep him away from Alice for a while.
This story is really good. And total kudos on the artistic style for this blog, it doesn’t take away from anything! By the way, all of you with computer problems,if you have Vista then it has to go in the games bin so you have to manually put it there..:( Oh well, good luck to you all! 😀
Love these pictures. Brilliant.
I have absolutely no idea what’s going on in Kev’s head. xD
But then again, who does?
The gem in the shot is an uncut ruby. It is worth about $25. That’s it. If he pays $10 to get it cut, it will be worth about $37. Not enough to send Alice to college.
Oh man, I am DESPERATE to get this, lol….I even went so far as to try a torrent, and it told me it would take anywhere from like, a month to 4 years to finish the download, lol, so that’s a definite no-go. (been in the hospital for over year and a half, waiting on various surgeries, so my ability to just go out and buy this is pretty much limited to days when I’m out at a medical appointment, or on a holiday pass…and even then, it pretty much depends on the person I go with to agree to add the trip to a gaming store as part of our day’s activities. So, yeah, I’ll be able to play this sometime in the next century maybe. lol Dear god, how I miss my car!!
Anyone want to trade a game? lol (just kidding….sorta lmao)
Dear lord, the scenery in this picture is lovely and just beautiful!
he’s yelling at rocks wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwoooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
I CANNOT keep my sims poor (I mean it!) Whenever I make a poor sim with bad traits, he ends up with me making him dig through trash cans and finding Plutonium and Diamonds! Or making him get married to some single chick!O.O I have got to give the author of this story credit! Having a poor sim is hard to keep! (this was not ment to be insulting)
He has a Red Mark on his head.
Things aren’t looking good for Kev..
Why no words here only pictures?
im really lost just WHAT is going ON with this guy
why go there?
and in the 4th and 5th pics it looked like he was mad at God or something,like hes saying “why WHY is my life like this WHY “‘
at least thats what i get O.o
This could be the best entry yet.
Looks like Kev really IS in an odd frame of mind at the moment. Who knows? It could be a life-changing experience for him.
Hmmm….cant wait for tommorow`s chapter!
Dude what is next for the story!!!! Come on Come on Come on next chapter in life come on god i love this story and always follow it!!!
Excellent blog. I’ve not looked at Sims 3 the same way since (or played it the same).
I get the funny feeling that Kev is about to take the trip to that vacant lot in the sky, if you know what I mean.
There’s something very Stanley Kubrick-esque about this series of pictures.
I’m not sure what Kev is searching for–the Sim version of God? An answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything? Enlightenment? Merely an aesthetic end to a life that has been, thusfar, no moral tale?–but I hope he finds what he’s looking for. May his road rise up to meet him.
The answer to the Ultimate Question to life is 42, because the question to life the universe and everything is in another universe, while the answer has been found in another. If some how both the answer and question went into a same universe, it would cause an explosion and end all life, so that no one may truly ever know what the meaning to life, the universe, and everything is.
So we’re stuck with 42. 😛
❤ Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
To Robin: Another great chapter! Even though it's only pictures. 😛
Simhenge is near the Goth house
As somewhat of a traveler, Kev’s escapade doesn’t seem all that crazy to me. After all, if you have nothing else in the world than a sad spot at a park, what’s there to lose by wandering beyond. Maybe that’ll balance the madness somehow, let Kev discover himself and the world at large (or at least keep him out of Alice’s life so she can sort herself out).
& keep up the excellent work!
hey uhm, where is that place in sims 3?
as in the places in the pictures. 😀
Ok?.What the hell is doing.Maybe he’s taking his final resting place.I have to find that place(when I get Sims 3..whenever that may be)
Wonder if Kev’s singing:
Not a sound from the pavement
Has the Moon lost her memory
She is smiling alone
In the lamplight
The withered leaves collect at my feet
And the wind begins to moan
its dark i cant see anything
this is my favorite post yet! lotsa pictures and no words works well
where r the words?????
Ever think that the motivations and interpretations that the commenters attribute to the characters say more about the commenters themselves, and our society, than the Simulation does?
Yes, I agree, this whole thing is very post-post-modern.
LOL he was getting mad at stonehenge or is it simhange?
Why is he going?
Just when I was wondering why he was so mean, it strikes me that he just walked into a corn field…I always knew he was an…ALIEN! >.< lol, sorry about that.
Did u know that there is a “cow” too in Riverview? But… it’s just made of carton. Sadly.
sooooooo… is it stone henge or Sim henge
This should be a book series! Or a TV series at the least!!!
I think Alice should go out with that Zebbides guy or whatever, he’s quite good looking for a sim 🙂 LOL
What on earth? Kev should so have a television. He would have loved, “Children of the Stones”.
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