Well, if you’re thinking of buying the new Bowling SP because it adds a new social group activity to the game I think you should reconsider.
Sims don’t talk when they bowl, not even if they “bowl together”. Heck, bowling doesn’t even fill their social need bar.
Sims stand up in an idle position while waiting for their turn (instead of sitting down chatting or watching the other players)
Sims don’t show any reactions when the other sims fail or succeed.
It’s a little unnerving with a completely quiet bowling alley to be honest. If you’re looking to have a fun time bowling in sims I’d suggest you load up TS2 instead, it’s way more fleshed out! I think I’ll be focusing on TS2 for a while now, it’s my happy place after all. ^_^
When I heard about the bowling stuff pack, the first thing I thought about was building a mid-century modern bowling alley in Oasis Springs. I figure a retro bowling alley gives me full license to go all out kitsch so I went with the most “go big or go home” MCM architectural style that ever existed - Googie. This build has given me a major headache but I’m happy with how it turned out. I’ll show more photos when I start playtesting soon (if anyone is interested, I’ll be sharing this build).
Ann Darling Park Shopping Center Bowling Alley 1950s by J.L. Ordaz Via Flickr: Oh the glorious 1950s color!!!!
On McKee Road in San Jose, California.
I was exploring the OAC website and discovered this great collection of photographs from this photographer Arnold Del Carlo. Here are some of my favorites I found.