Posted by: .anria | 15 March 2011

PS: My main blog is here. In case anyone was curious as to whether I’m going to put anything more up. 🙂

Posted by: .anria | 14 March 2011

Okay, it’s official.

The Hightowers are dead.

My computer exploded. Okay, maybe not literally exploded, but certainly made a “bang!” noise, powered off and refused to reboot. Eventually, with the help of a computer engineer, we determined that the hard drive was corrupted and the data on it was unrecoverable.


I bought a new laptop, installed TS3, and stuck an old save file of both games into the new laptop.


They refused to load.

Both of them.

I’m cutting out several weeks’ worth of uninstalling, reinstalling, swearing repeatedly and bashing my head on the keyboard, here. This whole experience was so frustrating that eventually I just uninstalled TS3 completely and didn’t play for about eight months.

(Who holds grudges? Me? No way!)

So my legacies failed before they had even begun, and I am now making a very belated post explaining why there’s been no update since May last year. Oops.

Thanks to everyone who read and commented. I shall go back to lurking in the TS3 community until I get bored enough to make another legacy. If I do, though, it won’t be with any Hightowers, that’s for sure!

Posted by: .anria | 11 May 2010

Hightower Redax: Days Two and Three

Day Two

Second day, and Lin trots over to the gym for her morning apple and shower before going off to work. Read More…

Posted by: .anria | 9 May 2010

Hightower Redax: Back to Sunset Valley

Unfortunately, my computer glitched bigtime and sent Damian’s save file straight into bluescreen hell. I had to go back to a previous save, which means I’m having to replay a good deal of his story through and try not to get my screenshots mixed up.

I’m determined not to be gloomy, though, and I’m also determined not to give up on the Hightowers! So I now present to you Hightower Redax: Back to Sunset Valley.

We’re not focussing on Damian this time, however. Instead, it’s his despised and rejected little sister, Lin. Read More…

Posted by: .anria | 8 March 2010

Chapter 1.2: It’s skillin’ time!

Back in Niua Simoa, Damian is still trying to get his 10 friendships with young adult or adult women to get a) help with his charisma skill and b) get started on gen 2.

Library meat triumps again

And, indeed, library!meat triumphs again. Meet Kendra Quigley – judging by the lines on her face, I think she’s an adult, but that hardly matters except that this photo doesn’t properly showcase how pretty she is.

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Posted by: .anria | 11 February 2010

Chapter 1.1: MEAT

There are many, many fantastic TS3 legacies out there on the web. Beautifully crafted, delicate legacies, spinning tales of mystery and intrigue, experimentation with the TS3 world, and a ridiculous amount of morning sickness. Seriously, folks, do we really need that many pictures of Sims puking?

Vomit-clogged toilets aside, there’s one thing that all legacies have in common:


Meet the founder: Damian Hightower

Which maybe makes it a bit awkward when your founder dislikes children.

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