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     PlyPlay665 updated 9 months, 2 weeks ago 29 Members · 33 Posts
  • Zoë

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    July 15, 2019 at 12:36 pm
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    Hello!

    I figured since there’s not much activity here yet, I’d start a simple thread to encourage discussion about your first thoughts about Paralives.

    Do you find it as impressive and exciting as I do? What about it so far do you like most? Are you skeptical? Feel free to share. 😀

    Personally, I want to share encouragement for our developer and thank him for taking this project on. Go Alex!

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  • simtroverted

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    Paralives has inspired me to make my very own website! The game looks amazing and we’ve been waiting for so long. Building anywhere has been a dream of mine for quite some time and, combined with an open world and optional grid.

    Can’t wait to see more! Go Alex!

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  • Paralives Hub (JP)

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    July 15, 2019 at 4:16 pm
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    Welcome! 😀

    I was personally overjoyed when I first saw this gif on the official Sims forums:

    I’ve been a Simmer since 2000, however I’ve been disillusioned with TS4 and only dip into a few times a year. I often found myself Googling things like “The Sims needs a competitor” just to see if other people shared my feelings. I was so happy to see Paralives, although I was a tiny bit sceptical at first but I really wish to see this game succeed so I decided to build this website to give the fans another place to hang out and keep the fire burning.

    The more I learned about Paralives the less sceptical I became. The features and art I’ve seen so far looks beautiful. I truly believe this will become the next big life sim. And for the record, my wishes are NOT for The Sims to die out but for it to be driven forward by competition, not monopolise an entire genre like it is. 🙂

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  • Jeremia Lecato

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    July 15, 2019 at 5:23 pm
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    I love to see seven radio stations!
    Pop 🎤
    Electronica 🎧
    Rock 🎸
    Kids 🖍
    Latin 🌴
    Blues 💽
    Classical 🎹

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  • Wed

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    July 15, 2019 at 11:38 pm
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    I too have been a Simmer since 2000, so it’s been quite a ride for me. Paralives gives me hope that we can finally have a true alternative to The Sims with things that we currently can’t do in the game. I really am looking forward to it. 🙂

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  • maineasprey

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    July 16, 2019 at 2:43 am
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    I’m wondering what paralish /palish would sound? 🤔

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  • oops

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    July 16, 2019 at 5:23 pm
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    When I first saw this game, it made me super excited! I love simulation games and I’m so excited to see what paralives has to offer!!

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  • fate

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    July 16, 2019 at 5:27 pm
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    I cannot wait for this game! The Sims has always been a part of my life, and its one of my childhood games that I still play to this game. From what I’ve been seeing, this game has a lot of potential, and I honestly cannot wait for the future of this game. The sky is the limit. 😀

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  • sailordeco

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    July 16, 2019 at 5:49 pm
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    I’m really looking foward to see this game ready to play! It seems amazing!! I’ve been a Sims player since 2004 and Paralives actually got me a lot more excited than any Sims 4 news in years.

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  • fraroc

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    July 17, 2019 at 2:16 am
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    As someone who discovered this on MTS, all I can say is that this can potentially be what Planet Coaster was for the Roller Coaster Tycoon fanbase, a complete renewal of the Sims series. This gets ALL of my support 100%

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  • flynnusaurus

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    July 17, 2019 at 6:39 am
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    I hope this game isn’t too similar to the sims, I would like a bit of variety between the two games. I think this game is more focused on building which I love, so I don’t think we should delve too deep into the customisation of the people and I don’t think they should have their own language because that seems to similar to the sims to me. I think it should have its own vibes, and I do think a lot of people who are comparing it to the sims might be disappointed if it turns out to be completely different. Even the concept of expansion packs and different life states is a bit too sim-ish. I do understand that a lot of people want this game to be what sims should be, but I think it should be it’s own thing and start its own ideas and trends.

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  • rando-gamer

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    July 17, 2019 at 9:18 am
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    I think people from the community come up with amazing ideas. But the people who help develop it have never really said any ideas of their own. Or at least from what we know. But aside from ideas and all that, this game is growing and developing by supporters on Patreon and the confidence people would give you on Discord. I haven’t got any experience with coding, 3d art or game development, but from a game I’ve been following for years and is still in development, it shows people how much effort and time is put into a single game. When I saw this game and saw how many people were supporting it it blew my mind. So just a bit of confidence: it doesn’t matter how many years it takes to make this game. If it takes year’s that shows how much effort the team is putting in. So work as hard as you can and keep us updated on things that aren’t going to be a secret!

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  • jade96

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    July 19, 2019 at 8:34 pm
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    I’ve been playing the Sims since I was ten, so I’m a huge fan of simulation games. I just heard of it today and I’m overjoyed that there’s finally gonna be some competition for the sims.

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  • bailey

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    July 20, 2019 at 2:53 am
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    This game looks like it has a lot of potential. The only life simulator I’ve played is TS4 and I’ve been a bit disappointed in the direction it’s leaning towards. I’m hoping Paralives can fill that void I feel TS4 lacks.

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  • principleofentropy

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    July 20, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    I’ve been a Sims player since the first game launched back in 2000 and I’ve been waiting for an alternative for quite a few years now. I’m far more excited for Paralives than I have been at any point during Sims 4. I wish Alex all the luck in the world!

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  • purplesimulation

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    July 21, 2019 at 5:26 am
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    I’m so excited to see a little competition and a breath of fresh air to the Sims. I love how much more creative the house building already is. Some people are complaining about the animation but the idea of a tiny cartoonish town excites me!

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  • sucom

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    July 22, 2019 at 4:38 pm
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    When I first learned about Paralives last night I was very excited and will be following its development, however long it takes. I know for sure that I will be trying it out as soon as it becomes available. What I have seen so far look absolutely amazing!

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  • eleven

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    July 23, 2019 at 10:54 pm
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    I’m excited, I’ve been playing The Sims since I was 10 (I’m 27 now) but Sims 4 has been disappointing with rip off ‘expansion packs’ that are really just stuff packs or add ons. This game will bring new life into this gaming niche, EA needs the competition! If Paralives is as good as it looks, I’d be more than happy to pay for expansion packs or sequels. I’m most excited about open worlds and the concept of gradual aging.

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  • nadja55

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    August 4, 2019 at 10:26 am
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    I´ve been playing Sims 2, 3 and 4. And I´ve been looking forward to see something like this. A new game that will blow my mind away and give the Sims franchise a true competition. I love the way this game looks, and it makes me excited that finally a developer will share and listen to the fans of the game.
    Way to go Alex, and I´m will truely love to see and follow the progress of this game.

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  • harmonie

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    August 4, 2019 at 3:28 pm
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    I’ve been playing The Sims since 2003/2004. I began at the tail end of the original The Sims. Of all of The Sims games I have enjoyed The Sims 3 the most. Needless to say, this game promising open world gameplay is really exciting for me. EA removing that in The Sims 4 is such an unbelievable downgrade.

    This kind of project – which no big game developer has ever taken on the task – is very ambitious. I hope it is able to work out!

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  • Ashes

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    August 6, 2019 at 2:07 am
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    Hi! I discovered the game when searching for upcoming simulation games, and I had never been so happy to do that search. I just loved the game instantly, even with the few information we had at the time about it, and it just seemed so nice and enjoyable that the hyped made me want to actually be involved with the discord, and also made me want to help as much as I could to share all I could find about it with everyone else. I hadn’t felt so much hype or felt the will to be actively be invested in a game in a very long time!
    Overall, I was and still am so grateful for Alex working so hard making this game, for the joy it spreads among everyone and for the great people I got to meet since I’ve joined this community! Thank you all!

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  • dreamcytcher

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    August 23, 2019 at 2:31 am
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    I was like : Paralives is literally out of the box (grid) ><

    I’m not too fond with the graphics so I hope some passionate artists to volunteer and join Alex! But either way the gameplay is already promising as it is.

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  • icftldu

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    August 23, 2019 at 10:37 am
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    Simmer since 2000, so excited to see this game come to life in the near future, and offer out some long over-due competition.

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  • cakeefeatured

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    August 29, 2019 at 6:49 am
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    I had initially been hoping someone would make a game like sims for a few years now. I’ve always wanted to make a game but i lack the talent in that area haha, But last year especially I was looking for a game like sims or similar because I was getting more and more disappointed with the building tools in sims 4 when I wanted to bring a house vision I had in mind to life and I just couldn’t, and gameplay just wasn’t like it had been in previous Sims games. So when I found Paralives I immediately got excited over the building tools (I’m a heavy house and character creator) and hoped it wouldn’t be a project that would eventually be abandoned because I see so much potential and a vision put into it already. So far I love what I’ve seen, though I still am skeptical a little bit as far as character design will be and how much more building tools are we free to play with and use including what the gameplay entails. But time will tell all which I’m so looking forward to! But I’m really excited for how Paralives is going and being apart of the community 🙂 <3

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  • PlyPlay665

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    September 19, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    My initial thought is that I hope that this game is super open to customization and modding from the community. This might be hard to actually make work right (mods always cause conflicts), but if this is such a ground-up project by one person, I think that might be the only way for this to really work.

    [quote quote=3510](…) I often found myself Googling things like “The Sims needs a competitor” just to see if other people shared my feelings. I was so happy to see Paralives, although I was a tiny bit sceptical at first but I really wish to see this game succeed so I decided to build this website to give the fans another place to hang out and keep the fire burning.

    The more I learned about Paralives the less sceptical I became. The features and art I’ve seen so far looks beautiful. I truly believe this will become the next big life sim. And for the record, my wishes are NOT for The Sims to die out but for it to be driven forward by competition, not monopolise an entire genre like it is.

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    I love how crowdsourced this seems to be! People just learning about the project and offering to help in whatever way they can. I don’t really have much of any skills to offer, but I do intend on supporting monetarily (although I have to get a full-time job first!) I wholeheartedly agree that I don’t want the Sims to die out. I actually got a tattoo of the plumbbob a few years back, so the last thing I want is for that to happen. However, I think competition would do EA some good. Let’s just hope that they don’t just give up like they did with SimCity.

    [quote quote=3538](…) I think this game is more focused on building which I love, so I don’t think we should delve too deep into the customisation of the people and I don’t think they should have their own language because that seems to similar to the sims to me. (…)[/quote]
    I have to disagree with you there! I hope there is a fake language that comes out of it. I don’t want to hear the Parafolk saying the same lines over and over again. I also think the name alludes to the idea that it’s going to be primarily a life simulator. However, time will tell. I’m not the one making the game! Parabuilder would be a better name if that were the case, though.

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  • Ashes

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    Alex has 3 main focuses for the game, building, character creation and gameplay, so no it won’t be just a building simulation. The game is still in a pre-alpha phase, which means many things are still not done. It is better to work on one thing at a time, at least mainly, for it to be polished. He is working on the character design, and it will be revealed in the upcoming months. Gameplay will come after that.

    On the topic of the language, they won’t have their own language, but something similar to animal crossing. It wouldn’t be possible for Alex to do a whole new language, like simlish, because he definitely don’t have the funding nor the time to spend on that.

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  • Aibas(Ahmed Saddig)

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    September 20, 2019 at 12:12 pm
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    I discovered Paralives while scrolling down some of Seri Pixel Biologists Videos’s comments to which she then made a video about, so i decided to learn more about it. I first learned about the Discord chat, and since i’d never been on Discord before and sometimes heard about it, i decided to make an account and i was AMAZED at how many people were online and chatting, i then discovered ParalivesHub 🙂 i was captivated by the style and searched for videos on youtube about this New game, at first i had a tiny feeling at the back of my brain that this could go downhill because of the pressure the creator might feel, or if he felt like he had to rush the game and then it came out to be just as Half-Hearted as the Sims 4. But after being on the Discord chat for a while and tracking the game’s progress i’m convinced Alex can pull this off with a couple more people to help him 😉

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  • Paralives Hub (JP)

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    [quote quote=5102]
    I have to disagree with you there! I hope there is a fake language that comes out of it. I don’t want to hear the Parafolk saying the same lines over and over again.

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    Agreed! @PlyPlay665 🙂 Fake language could take more time to implement but it would be better than phrases repeated over and over. Also every spoken language would need to be translated into multiple languages.

    People have suggested they speak in “musical chimes” but I really don’t like that idea 😮 So, I think a fake language or mumbles with speech bubbles is the only solution.

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  • sucom

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    September 20, 2019 at 9:48 pm
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    My initial thoughts are that I will most definitely be trying this game out, no matter what! It looks really good and you can easily see how the developer, Alex, is definitely clued up about what people actually want in a game like this, unlike EA who seem to have lost the plot with Sims 4.

    I’m very excited for Paralives! Very much so.

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  • Autumn

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    September 21, 2019 at 1:51 am
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    [quote quote=3511]I love to see seven radio stations!
    Pop ?
    Electronica ?
    Rock ?
    Kids ?
    Latin ?
    Blues ?
    Classical ?

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    I would too, but also INDIE. I wonder though if Alex would make their own music for it or try and do what the sims did?

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  • Melli

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    September 28, 2019 at 11:20 pm
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    Can we download the game Paralives? I understand we have to pay for it but I have google chrome and can’t buy the game without downloading it.

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  • PlyPlay665

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    [quote quote=5246]Can we download the game Paralives? I understand we have to pay for it but I have google chrome and can’t buy the game without downloading it.[/quote]
    The game isn’t out yet. When it is out, you’ll pay a 1 time price for the base game (like Sims) and then you’ll be able to download it and install it.

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  • Talia

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    October 15, 2019 at 3:37 pm
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    Things I want in the game
    1. Judicial system/ prison
    2.natural disasters
    3.go to school with our parafolk like in sims 3 university
    4. COUNTRIES!!!
    I feel like you should be able to go to prison and actually play in there. Like if your Parafolk gets caught stealing they can go to court and if convicted they go to prison and you can keep playing maybe they could escape, make friends, make enemies, whatever we want.

    What would make the game more realistic would have to be natural disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding. For example if a tornado was coming your parafolk could evacuate/pack up and leave to somewhere safe like a relative.

    I also feel like we NEED to be able to go to the school with our kids and play inside the school like maybe start a food fight in the cafeteria, go to class, skip school, play in the courtyard, go to the library. I would just absolutely love to go to school with my parafolk like in sims 3 university (of course I would want elementary school, middle, and high)

    Another thing that would really too this game off would be countries!! I would love to able to travel wherever I want to experience the culture and people. And we should be able to live in any country we like. For example Brazil, America, France, South Korea, Japan.

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  • Elliott

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    November 15, 2019 at 3:55 pm
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    I am absolutely ecstatic about Paralives.

    For almost a decade now I’ve used The Sims to build houses and neighbourhoods for my stories, RPs, and other fictional worlds. The Sims 2 was the best for me, but I made do with The Sims 3 and 4 as well. I don’t think I could ever go back to using pre-Sims 4 build tools though, which is why I’m so psyched for Paralives.

    What I do is go onto eplans.com, find a house, and recreate it the best I can in The Sims 4 Build Mode. Unfortunately I can only do so much though, so sometimes proportions get messed up. But I’m hoping that won’t be a problem with Paralives.

    I’m not very concerned with the live mode, since I plan on using the game mostly for building, but I still hope it turns out well of course.

    Eeeeee I’m just so excited about this whole thing!!! >w<

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