Author Archives: BluebellFlora

Adfly is nasty, nasty, nasty

Now I’m a CC junkie, I’m having to deal with the inevitable Adfly rubbish that some creators think they’re entitled to. It’s a shame that a lot of creators hide their links behind it. Maybe I should start hiding my help pages behind links too (that will never happen). I’ll click through the links though to get to what I want to download. I’m not stupid and know bullshit malware when I see it. But so many don’t and end up with crap on their computer all because someone thinks they’re entitled to payment for creating some pixels. Yes, a lot of those pixels are very pretty and take a long time to make but let’s be honest, you’re probably creating and uploading because you like the adoration and attention, that’s why you use the Adfly links.

As a Mac user the ads always seem to tell me that my Flash player is out of date and then very helpfully downloads a new version for me (if you get this too NEVER OPEN IT). Today I got a new and exciting advert telling me my Mac was horribly infected and the pop up looked like the print options. Quite clever actually:

And doesn’t it look like Apple’s site too? It eventually disappeared and I downloaded the CC from the creator’s Mediafire page.

So yeah, a little rant post about greedy CC creators who potentially put other peoples’ computers at risk from infection. And you know what pisses me off even more? Active CC creators who don’t update their content when it breaks due to a patch, or don’t link to a mesh needed, but still have the links up to download from. And then when you message them asking about the item they ignore you but happily respond to their fans gushing over their amazing talents. I swear, I’m going to start naming and shaming soon.

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San Myshuno apartment remodel

I decided to redo one of the cheaper San Myshuno apartments. It has great views but a really tiny area – my perfect lot 😀

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Sims 3 and Sims 4 not loading save games

If you are running macOS Sierra 10.12 on your Mac and have iCloud Drive enabled then you may be having an issue with your saves. Is the game like new again every time you start it up and all your previous progress is gone? This will be because when you set up Sierra – whether as an upgrade, brand new install, or set up a new Mac – you will have been prompted to set up iCloud Drive. If you just ploughed forwards without reading the prompts, accepting everything the setup assistant was asking you (god knows we all do!) you will have set up your iCloud preferences to move your Documents and Desktop folders to iCloud. So every time your game loads it is recreating a brand new Sims 4 user data folder because it cannot find the original.

You can get round this by going into System Preferences > iCloud > iCloud Drive then click on the Options button and uncheck the box next to Desktop & Documents Folders:

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This means that your Documents folder will stay localised on your Mac and not be pushed to the cloud. Your game will then happily be able to load your previous save from your Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 folder.

The following links explain iCloud Drive in more detail:

http://www.apple.com/uk/icloud/icloud-drive/
https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT206985
http://www.imore.com/how-save-your-desktop-and-documents-folder-icloud-drive-macos-sierra
https://mac-fusion.com/understanding-desktop-and-documents-folder-syncing/