Posts Tagged ‘Maxis’

Well, that was certainly new and unexpected.

For some reason, the gaming computer — the desktop — seemed to have some kind of BIOS or hard drive error, or… something that completely formatting and reloading fixed, and now that I’m getting to be on the tail end of that I’m finally writing this post. I’ve finally gotten Windows 11 back on here, have downloaded and installed all of the Origin games we have (here’s looking at you and the newest few expansion packs, The Sims 4), am about midway through our Steam collection, and will get to our Epic Games collection once I am all done with that. I will then cull startup processes that don’t need to run when the computer is started up and make sure that nothing is running that would actively slow down the computer, because that’s never good. Right now, I’m choosing not to format the internals beyond that or any of the externals, and I’ll see where that takes me in terms of free space. Luckily Bub managed not to know that this actually happened.

He did see me tinkering around in the computer at one point, but he didn’t know that I had to reload the OS.

I might buy a cheap SSD hard drive off of eBay just to have on hand, just to be on the safe side.

These have been days… days that have ended in y and have caused migraines that have lasted for days.

I still need to come up with better subjects…

I’ve decided not to walk every single day on my treadmill, because my lungs aren’t acclimating to it as fast as I thought they would… for someone who went into this knowing that it would take them awhile to get used to exercising anyway, especially with the severity of asthma that I have. Some people have told me that “if I keep at it”, “it” being exercise, that my body and lungs will “get used to it”, and that’s how I’ll get fit and have better lung function… but in spite of almost literally trying this six ways from Sunday, I’m not seeing those results, so I’m going out on a limb here and speculating that those people are understating the frequency and severity of my asthma. For some reason, that seems to be something that happens. People think they can make the most “helpful” suggestions, and then when those suggestions don’t work, it’s like it is a personal offense to them. And it’s not as though I don’t tell these very same people that I have asthma.

For some reason, our copy of The Sims 4 on the PC isn’t quite working as it should. Several panes on the ground are purple and have “?” in them, and Sims are literally getting stuck ridiculously easily. I’ve tried the fix where you manually unstick them (“ResetSim”), but then they get stuck all over again… and no, I’m not running any mods. Hopefully repairing the whole thing through Origin works, because everything else on this computer works just fine and I had to fight like hell to get everything else on this computer to work just fine.