I sometimes like to play the computer game Sims. When the kids were little, it was bordering on an obsession. In fact one of the reasons we now have 5 computers in a 4 person house is everyone got tired of me hogging the one and only computer to play Sims.
Things are a bit different now. I’m not what you’d call an aficionado. I haven’t run out and bought the latest version. I still play Sims 3. And these days, with Netflix in my life I go 6 months or more without playing and then I have a couple of weeks where I take it up again.
I’ve taken it up again. I should be in the basement finishing my Edwardian shirtwaist but instead I am playing Sims. But I simply must share this nerdy thing I did. I built a Sims version of Dalnavert House Museum. (Sorry for the wonky phone photos of a computer screen. I couldn’t convince my computer to print screen properly).
Okay, it isn’t exact. I’m a bit limited by items available in my game. Perhaps with a few more expansion packs I can get that roof right.
After I finished the house I made a “mini me”. Then I used a cheat and made myself rich and then I bought the house and moved it! Isn’t that great! I can live “the dream” at least in the Sims world. Which is why I like Sims. Here is a world I actually do control.
Here is “mini me” in the dining room having cereal.
Here I am walking around the study. And then reading a book at Hugh John’s desk!
And now I’m in the lady’s sun room.
Some of the floor plan in the servants area is off. I obviously didn’t have an actual floor plan to work with but, hey, it’s just the servants wing after all.