Seasons - Indoor Ponds In Winter

Seasons - Indoor Ponds In Winter

Postby MichelleCYoung » January 25th, 2015, 1:22 pm

OK, I'm pretty sure that there is some way to make an indoor pond that won't freeze in winter. I could have sworn I once had one, years ago. However, now, I can't for the life of me figure it out. Do you build the pond first, then the house around it? Or do you build the house and then the pond, and hope for the best? Must a greenhouse or lamp be involved?

BTW, I LOVE greenhouses. But I thought they got rid of weeds, too? Mine don't get rid of weeds. The plants are completely cut off from outside forces, so where are those weeds coming from?

Is this a mod-thing? Do I need to download a fix? I don't call it a hack, because it seems to me more like a fix. I mean, in real life, a pond wouldn't freeze indoors, while everything and everyone around it is toasty warm, and there wouldn't be any weeds in a greenhouse, either.

If it does require a mod/fix, then I may just have to break down and add it to my "vanilla" game and call it "French vanilla." Still, I want to get through my apocalypse challenge without it, if possible.
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Re: Seasons - Indoor Ponds In Winter

Postby Simsimity » January 25th, 2015, 1:57 pm

Greenhouses get rid of bugs, not weeds. And I'm not sure about the indoor pond idea, never tried it!
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Re: Seasons - Indoor Ponds In Winter

Postby Ani-Mei » January 25th, 2015, 2:27 pm

I did do an indoor pond in my legacy, however it didn't prevent freezing in winter even inside. I guess some things are hard wired into the code and can't be altered.
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Re: Seasons - Indoor Ponds In Winter

Postby MichelleCYoung » January 25th, 2015, 9:17 pm

Well, that's a pity. You're probably right. I've searched online and never found anything about it. But then, my Google-Fu is weak.
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Re: Seasons - Indoor Ponds In Winter

Postby modelmgt » February 14th, 2015, 11:03 pm

Ani-Mei wrote:I did do an indoor pond in my legacy, however it didn't prevent freezing in winter even inside. I guess some things are hard wired into the code and can't be altered.


Yeah I tried the indoor pond bit when I was setting up the good & evil hood idea. The fishing elves in the good neighborhood are pretty well blued and tattooed since the hoods are eternally winter. :no:
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Re: Seasons - Indoor Ponds In Winter

Postby mysterymusic7 » April 28th, 2015, 6:30 pm

I too tried the indoor pond thing and alas pond froze over in winter. I was all well shoot there went that idea for keeping a bunch of poor roughin it saps alive and fed during winter. Shame really.
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Re: Seasons - Indoor Ponds In Winter

Postby Rflong7 » June 10th, 2015, 11:08 am

Weeds in a greenhouse- sure, from the soil and the door being opened...
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Re: Seasons - Indoor Ponds In Winter

Postby Scribal_Goddess » June 5th, 2016, 8:51 am

I know that greenhouses don't keep trees from going dormant, so I assumed that they also did nothing to keep ponds from freezing.

As far as weeds go... nothing stops weeds!
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