As I mentioned in the previous chapter, despite me just saying I was going to keep doing this series, It looks like it’s just not possible. Do you remember in the recently published chapter when I messed up moving Willa Rae and learned near the end of the day and several saves that she’d lost all of her relationships? I saw her intact family tree and memories so I thought it wasn’t that big of a deal.
But, it was. This is her sister Abby Lyn that just aged to teen. I figured once she introduced herself she would show again in her relationship panel as her sister. But she didn’t. So, I checked the family tree and realized that it still has Abby Lyn and her twin Addie Lyn as children. Moments later the game crashed.
The Sims 2 is a very temperamental game. It needs babying even more than Sims 3 does. When I moved Willa Rae and her whole lot into the bin by accident and then placed her back down again I somehow made her like a new sim. So the game thought there were 2 Willa Rae’s but there was only one. She still had her memories and her family tree was there but it was like she was a copy of the original Willa Rae.
Anyway, I thought it was still salvageable. I could just find the backup save and play up to where I am right? Uh, no. This is her relationships in the backup save. All the kids are in their previous lifestage. Basically, I’d have to play a whole lot to catch up and nothing would happen the same like Stevie Ray getting that job or Bobby Ray meeting that girl. I believe this was right after all of the kids moved out actually because even Ginger Rae is a teen.
I was already having some problems with this save before this. Like there were no graves at the graveyards and a few weird things here and there. This is the save that I’ve used for years for my challenges so who knows what other things I did to mess it up. I was looking over T-Park chapters trying to find pics for the finale chapter and even came across a few times I mentioned that I thought the lot was bugged and went as far as to move them all out which resulted in losing their pictures and a few other things.
My only option would be to save all of them using SimPe and Bodyshop and move their clones to a fresh save which I’ve tried to do before and it was really confusing so I decided to just cut my losses. On the bright side, I thought up a little ending story for each of them to wrap things up nicely.