Berry FAQ’s

So I had another wonderful suggestion to start an FAQ’s and I think I will! I get a lot of questions asked that I feel I have repeated about 100 times over. So hopefully this will help~

Q: Will you read my legacy/story/rainbowcy

A: Please try not to take this personally or think in anyway I am trying to be rude. But I get about 3-5 requests every few days for me to read peoples stories. I find it absolutely wonderful and am totally honored by this, but the fact is, there is just way too many to read. I already have about 50+ in my reader already and if I miss a few days (which lately has been happening more) I have over 100 updates to read.

So that being said, there is just no possible way for me to add anymore. I terribly sorry.

Q: What Mods do you use? How do you get colorful maternity/baby blankets?

A: I use Nraas mods mostly. Master Controller / Story Progression / DebugEnabler. All three of these mods are my life line for many of the special things you see in the story. People sitting on beds(DebugEnabler), baby blankets and maternity wear of different colors ect (Master Controller). They are both great and I highly recommend them.

Q: How do you come up with all of your names.

Berry magic and this guy! lol

Q: What skins and default eyes do you use?

A: For the colors I use Fawkes Euphoria skintones.

Euphoria by Fawkes

Euphoria by Fawkes LN updated.  (Choose only one)

I use Peggy Zone Male skin tone, and Rose Sims for females.

Sadly Rose no longer offers her skin for download.

Default Eye Replacements

Lip Gloss

I will add more as I remember them, and you if you have one you think I should add, please leave a comment.

Q: Where can I get Sugar Valley/Twizzlerbrook/Bricoheport. 

A:  Sugar Valley can be found at my website. Be aware it is not an actual world. It is a save that you install into  your saves folder.

Twizzlerbrook and Briocheport are not exactly full towns, so they are not available.

Q: can i ask you a question on gameplay? how much do you decide when it comes to the characters lives? Do you decide on the children’s genders or do you let it just happen? do you map out exactly how many kids they’re going to have and what is going to happen to those kids?

A:  I am very much into the storytelling of my legacy, so pretty much everything is planned out lol. There have been a few surprises even still though. Most children  I have planned out, but again there have been a few surprises there too!

Sometimes sims have minds of their own. I.E. Merlot and Lacey. That was all them. I was canceling interactions left and right, then finally I just let them have their fun lol.

Q: Can I ask a question. This is one I’ve been wanting to ask for ages, how do you download Fawkes?

A: I am horribly terrible at helping with the installation of custom content, but there is a tutorial over at mod the sims that explains it pretty well.

Q: How did you come up with all of this?

A: I just let my crazy brain run away with itself. I have always been a bit of a storyteller with a crazy big and healthy imagination. I think that helps a whole lot.

Q: What’s your color scheme?

A: The list is located in my first post.

Q: How do you come up with all those beautiful names?

A: Mostly I use this website and combine them with other sweet names that I just pop off my head 😄

Q: Do you use any camera mods to get the perfect shot? I had a couple from MTS, but they weren’t updated for Generations yet.

A: No I do not. I use Tab mode.

Q:  Do you enjoy making stories or Splash better???

A: I enjoy both, but Splash is my baby :]

Q: When you started the writing, how did you get soo much views? BTW I LOVE ❤ love your stories. you are such an amazing writer.

A: I honestly don’t know! I started as most though. Not too many readers or commenters, but I had a small advantage…I was pretty well known from other things I had done on the forums so I picked up people quickly. That and my knack for story telling kinda was a winning combination. :]

Q:  If cherry had never been born who do you think would have been chosen heir and how do you think the legacy would have turned out? would you have chosen any of the same guys to be the heirs husband?

A: Roz was next in line actually, so we would have been looking at a female Peche if he had won :] I decided this would be a fun experiment so I did a genetic test that can be found here.

Q:  Berry, what do you do to get through a bad case of writers block?

A: Firstly I don’t beleive in writers bock. ;D So I don’t get it. I just have times where I don’t feel like writing, so I wait a day or so and try again.

Q:  Is there anything special you do with your pictures?

A: I add a small light enhancement with my art program PhotoImpact. Other than that I add a small black border. That’s it.

Q:  How do you get the emotional range your photos display? Such as getting your sims to cry or look suprised or things like that? Is that a mod, or just really lucky pictures?

A: I use moviemakerCheatsEnabled true and use the animation menu it offers. Just shift click the sim when it is on.

Q: Do you plan on making another rainbowacy after Splash?

A: It is possible, but nothing is set in stone at this point. It is also possible I will be collab’ing with a dear friend to finish one of my other legacies. The Muffin legacy.

Q: Which website do you make your header in?

A: I don’t use a website. I make it myself with my art program Photo Impact.

Q:  Do you really take care of everyone’s needs or do you just use a cheat to settle everyone down? Also, do you ever disable aging so no one would age up before you can tell their story or do you just lengthen the time of one particular life stage?

A: Ah I do not. LOL I actually don’t play the family at all. It is basically photo shooting and making babies, not that is a bad thing. I LOVE simitography more than I could ever explain and storytelling has always been my passion.  Combine the two and I am one happy berry. I do play other familes to get in my actual game play.

Q: I have noticed a few changes in character appearances though out the chapters (e.g. hair colour) and, I was just wondering, how much do you edit your sims?

A: I have edited quite a bit for different reasons. Often times (back in the day when I had a lot of crashes) I would lose someone and things would not be exactly as they were before, or I get someone with those stupid genetics and I have to fix them lol. I don’t follow any rules so anything could happen 😄

I just wanted to know. Among all your heirs, who’s you favorite?

Apricot. She will always hold a special place in my heart. I love pretty much all of them though! Wait till gen 9. Apricot may have some competition!

How often do you usually update?

When ever I feel that I am ready to start a new chapter.

Olivine and Tiber, were they actually suppose to be together? And maybe after the negative feedback Tiber got for being juiced and all, that you decided against it? Sorry if I’m wrong about my assumption, I just need to know lol. I’ve thought about it for hours.

Nope they were not. That part of story was based on my own experiences and I never got my Tiber. He did the same thing. Never replied to my confession Email and so I finally let him go. Not long after I finally cut the ties, I met my Cello ♥

how can you photos that way, i tried to but for example, to get close to sims babies, take pictures of a way to catch everything, i wanted to take a few so i cannot … How do you do?

Tab mode. It allows you to move closer to objects and that.

How do you get your hair so shiny?

It is just the styles I use, but I do run all settings on high, so things come out more detailed.

how do your pictures come out so clear? Every time I try to take pictures, my sims always look like they’re made of clay or something and NOT like yours at all. Do you do anything else with the pictures aside from putting a small light enhancement?

I run all graphic settings on high except trees and draw distance. No, the only thing I do to my photos is light enhance and border.

124 responses

  1. Ugh, mods, I really want them, but I have no idea whatsoever how to get them, I tried downloading them, but the instructions went in one ear and out the other, I am no good at tecnology stuffs
    Banya x

  2. can i ask you a question on gameplay? how much do you decide when it comes to the characters lives? Do you decide on the children’s genders or do you let it just happen? do you map out exactly how many kids they’re going to have and what is going to happen to those kids?

    i just wondered this as i read splash for the second time, lol! thanks 🙂

  3. So I’m not the only one who actually plans things in their head? Oh thank god for that. Lol. It doesn’t help that if I try to let them do their own thing, they do nothing. Read, pee on the floor, sleep, usually.

    Do you use Debug often, or for any things in particular? I have overwatch and Story Progression, but I never got master controller or debug because Twallan doesn’t put up any blurb type thing, so I never fully understand what exactly they do. I’m still blaming my lack of IQ on the fact my daughter sucked it out of me over a nine month period. xD

    • Master controller is AWESOME! I can’t play without it! it basically does what it’s name implies, it lets you control everything. You can edit people in CAS, change their relationships, “pollinate” them, give them instant babies, change their ages, etc. I love to give people who are mean to me 100 instant babies.

  4. Can I ask a question. This is one I’ve been wanting to ask for ages, how do you download Fawkes?
    and if you have time:
    How did you come up with all of this?

  5. thank u!! I was wondering that for a long time…does that mean that Waterlilly’s enemy…nevermind 🙂 i’ll wait and see

  6. The name that color website has been really helpful for me creating names in my rainbowacy thx for showing it to me berry!

  7. Hi Berry! I have another question for you, although it’s kinda different, lol. Do you use any camera mods to get the perfect shot? I had a couple from MTS, but they weren’t updated for Generations yet.

    ps: That color site is awesome!

  8. I’ve got a question? When you started the writing, how did you get soo much views? BTW I LOVE ❤ love your stories. you are such an amazing writer.

  9. quick question, if cherry had never been born who do you think would have been chosen heir and how do you think the legacy would have turned out? would you have chosen any of the same guys to be the heirs husband?

  10. Berry, is there anything special you do with your pictures (i.e. photoshop or editing) or are they mostly left as is after you snap the picture? And roughly about how many pictures do you take for one chapter?

    • I’d like to add to this question (though I’m not sure if this would be a photo question or a mod question).

      How do you get the emotional range your photos display? Such as getting your sims to cry or look suprised or things like that? Is that a mod, or just really lucky pictures? I would love to know since I need to handle emotions in my legacy, and waiting forever for my sims to sniffle isn’t cutting it.

  11. Oh my! I just saw the genetics test thing (what splash of color would’ve been like without Cherry Blossom)! Wow… but that sure was interesting to see 🙂 Bubbie’s pink hair traveled all the way to Prelude (O_o)

  12. Do you really take care of everyone’s needs or do you just use a cheat to settle everyone down? Also, do you ever disable aging so no one would age up before you can tell their story or do you just lengthen the time of one particular life stage?

  13. I have noticed a few changes in character appearances though out the chapters (e.g. hair colour) and, I was just wondering, how much do you edit your sims?

  14. Okay, I have a question, you don’t necessarily have to answer, but it’s sorta been irking me– Is there a certain way that you manage to keep your wordpress blog so organized? It’s all pretty– me likey!! 😀

  15. Hi Berry. I know your on a Vacay so I will post this in hopes of a future anserw as I have asked a few others and either they look at me like im nuts and it cant be done or just have no idea. I have seen in other legacies where it looks like the sim is holding a letter or note. I havent figured out how to do that and I dont want it took look like there paying the bills but rather reading a note left for them on like the table or something. Is there a pose and item I need to aquire? or is it a photoshoped thing. I dont know, Im even confused LOL. Just thought perhaps becuase well your awesome, you would have an idea. Thanks ahead of time. 🙂

  16. I, too, have a question that I have been wondering for a while. What kind of computer do you use? You seem to have a few mods, etc. and I’d like to know what kind of computer you own to handle this game play. Thanks in advance!

  17. Ok, I’ve wanted to ask this for a while now. About Olivine and Tiber, were they actually suppose to be together? And maybe after the negative feedback Tiber got for being juiced and all, that you decided against it? Sorry if I’m wrong about my assumption, I just need to know lol. I’ve thought about it for hours.

    • Nope they were not. That part of story was based on my own experiences and I never got my Tiber. He did the same thing. Never replied to my confession Email and so I finally let him go. Not long after I finally cut the ties, I met my Cello ♥

  18. Berry i go around questioning since that i read splash … how can you photos that way, i tried to but for example, to get close to sims babies, take pictures of a way to catch everything, i wanted to take a few so i cannot … How do you do?

  19. Another question: Do you still use the same Eye defualts? I downloaded the one you have suggested but it doesnt look the same? And isthere anywhere to get Rose Skin? Or can you suggest another one?

  20. If you don’t mind me asking, how do your pictures come out so clear? Every time I try to take pictures, my sims always look like they’re made of clay or something and NOT like yours at all. Do you do anything else with the pictures aside from putting a small light enhancement?

  21. hi Berry, i’ve been wanting to suggest this in a long time (i hope i’m not too late).. do you mind posting pictures of the interiors of the Chiffon home?? probably in a separate tab, everytime you decide to change the interiors.. i’m just really curious on what it looks like inside.. btw, really cute labor face, Lily!! 😀

  22. I also have a question! Is your game still fast and smooth at those high settings even though you have so much CC and mods? ‘cuz I have a few and it runs REALLY AWFUL and my pc is a really REALLY good one! If yes, how do you do it???

  23. Not sure if Im able to ask you the questions I wonder on this page.. but it seems as good as any 🙂 I understand if you dont reply, while enjoying the ‘Outback’.

    How do you think of such unique plots? And ones that are so different per generation? I have that trouble alot xD

  24. I was wondering if you used some sort of special ‘buy anywhere’ mod. Ive looked at some of your chapters and (im going to use your latest chapter as an example) there is a picture where Cerise and and the boy (I can’t remember his name ;]) are talking and walking. The only way I know to do that is using ‘buy objects on this lot’, but If I try and click on something that isnt a lot, nothing happens. Was there a sime he was talking to, but out of camera shot, because, if thats the case, you have AMAZING patience! 😀

  25. Hi! I follow you on Tumblr, and you keep saying that you’re putting new sims up for download. I’ve searched your page on the sims 3 website and can’t find anything. Am I missing something?

  26. How do you get sims that ( I assume ) you don’t control/aren’t in your household to do things like doing poses (I also assume you use cmomoney’s pose player) or brushing their teeth? What do you use to get your sims on sitting on tables or lying on a bed differently than they would in game? (example of that is the photo-or photos- of Lily on the bed in the hospital before she faints)

    • Well for Sugar Valley it was a group effort to make all Sims Berry. Later on the only people you see are ones I have set up to be there for story purposes.

  27. How do you change the font color?

    (u don’t have to include this in the question) I have a Rainbowcy too and I wanna change the font color, but don’t know how…

  28. K i know this page is for questions only but I came across this color while shopping online called “Porpora” and I thought it was such a cool name for one of your berry sims that I had to tell you!! And well I didn’t know where else to put it so yeah… Porpora. Remember it cause it’ll be legendary one day 🙂 (oh and by the way it’s a sort of purple– like an eggplant kind of purple… my new fave color!!)

  29. Could you by any chance list all of the heirs’ traits? Or direct me to where they are listed? I’ve been looking for them and I can’t find them. Sorry!

  30. What Graphics card do you have berry? Because I just graduated from high school and I have money because of it and I’d like to know which one you have because I’d love to have my pictures for my rainbowcy look like yours!! And I loved your Rainbowcy by the way, I would refresh every few hours every day just to see if you updated! ❤

  31. Hi Berry, I want to download Sugar Valley, and I went to your link, and the website’s frozen… Is there any reason for that? Am I still able to download it?

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