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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #275 on: July 10, 2010, 09:14:28 PM »
I'm trying to delete him, but the only options I have are to modify his traits or age him up.  I tried the "delete" button, but nothing.  There must be something else - I know I was able to get rid of the previous clone, I just can't remember how. 
 
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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #276 on: July 10, 2010, 09:25:55 PM »
Okay, my bad. The Sim to delete cannot be active. Pam just did a quick test since my computer is tied up and you need to have another Sim (a good one, not the one to be deleted) active. Then, shift click and you'll get the option to delete. Thanks Pam.

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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #277 on: July 10, 2010, 09:29:35 PM »
I'm trying to delete him, but the only options I have are to modify his traits or age him up.  I tried the "delete" button, but nothing.  There must be something else - I know I was able to get rid of the previous clone, I just can't remember how.  

Schipperke, I remember when I wanted to delete a Sim in Sims *2*, I would use the cheat moveobjects on, then click on the Sim and then delete. That may work in Sims 3 as well. Fortunately I haven't needed to do that yet, thankfully. (Watch, I probably just jinxed myself! LOL)

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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #278 on: July 10, 2010, 09:37:21 PM »
Yes!  It worked!  Thanks, Tom & Pam.  I am going to write down these instructions in case they're needed again.  Which, at the rate I'm going, will likely be next time I try to take sims travelling.  I spent hours on this trip that apparently never happened.   Can we have a challenge with no travelling next time?  Pleeease?   ::)
 
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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #279 on: July 10, 2010, 09:48:23 PM »
Can we have a challenge with no travelling next time?  Pleeease?   ::)

Well, you already know the answer to that for Romantic Interests. BUT....I don't see any need to travel in da Vinci. So, you got a deal. (breaks out tournament notebook and makes a note).

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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #280 on: July 10, 2010, 09:55:25 PM »
BUT....I don't see any need to travel in da Vinci. So, you got a deal. (breaks out tournament notebook and makes a note).

I am going to really enjoy the da Vinci challenge.  ;D
 
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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #281 on: July 10, 2010, 11:54:53 PM »
Um, I've kind of run into a problem.

It seems my Sim is destined to live in Egypt forever! Seriously. He didn't automatically go home on the last day and now his action to call 'return home' self-cancels as soon as he hangs up the phone. I've run around Egypt trying to find a computer to see if that might work but can't find one to use.

I've searched through this forum trying to find an answer and I did reset my Sim. So, yeah, I'm kind of stuck on this one. Anybody have any suggestions?
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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #282 on: July 11, 2010, 12:11:57 AM »
I'll be totally honest here, guys — if I had the multitudes of problems that others have experienced, I would have left for a different game long ago. I simply don't have the patience. Maybe the game isn't quite as glitchy on Macs. I don't know. I hope it never comes to that. Anyway, I feel terrible for you, Aria. It's just not fair.

Honestly, I only really have problems immediently after patching up and/or while traveling.  In my non-challenge tournament playing I almost never have issues because I simply avoid the things that I know causes problems.   :P

And duh, I guess I should have figured it out that I could just move him back in via edit town mode.... But here's the thing, he's INVISIBLE!  I really am not sure that I want him back in my household when I can't even see him to keep tabs on what he's up to.  Plus honestly, I already know he's bugged in a major way, do I really want to risk keeping him around when his mere presence could cause a crash or who knows what else?  No.  I really don't!  I think I'd rather take the 100,000 HP's that he's earned and call it good enough.  ;D

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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #283 on: July 11, 2010, 01:11:12 AM »
I've searched through this forum trying to find an answer and I did reset my Sim. So, yeah, I'm kind of stuck on this one. Anybody have any suggestions?

My first suggestion is to close the game, restart your computer, then open the game again.

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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #284 on: July 11, 2010, 12:27:51 PM »
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My first suggestion is to close the game, restart your computer, then open the game again.

Thanks for the suggestion, Pam. Should have thought of that myself.  :P  I had tried restarting the game yesterday, to the point of taking the CD out of the computer and reinserting. I did restart my computer this morning (usually it just sleeps at night) but the Sim in question is still stuck in Egypt.

Any other suggestions? I'm (well, he is) still on the hunt for a usable computer in Egypt to try that method.
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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #285 on: July 11, 2010, 12:30:17 PM »
Thanks for the suggestion, Pam. Should have thought of that myself.  :P  I had tried restarting the game yesterday, to the point of taking the CD out of the computer and reinserting. I did restart my computer this morning (usually it just sleeps at night) but the Sim in question is still stuck in Egypt.

Any other suggestions? I'm (well, he is) still on the hunt for a usable computer in Egypt to try that method.

Have you done the quest to get into the baddies (can't remember their name!) HQ?  They have you hack a computer down there, so it might be a computer you can use.  

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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #286 on: July 11, 2010, 12:56:51 PM »
Any other suggestions? I'm (well, he is) still on the hunt for a usable computer in Egypt to try that method.

I found this on the EA forums —

http://forum.thesims3.com/jforum/posts/list/217502.page

So, it sounds like this bug is quite heavy duty and a true game breaker. If you cannot launch a previous save (pre-vacation), then it's looking like I'll need to offer you a redo for your entire challenge attempt. If you decide to do a redo, then please select the same traits, genders, LTW, and relationship status as the game picked for you the first time.

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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #287 on: July 11, 2010, 01:00:12 PM »
If you decide to do a redo, then please select the same traits, genders, LTW, and relationship status as the game picked for you the first time.

I noticed you said this to someone else before, is there are reason to not just use the same family from the family bin?

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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #288 on: July 11, 2010, 01:34:00 PM »
I noticed you said this to someone else before, is there are reason to not just use the same family from the family bin?

No. Using the same created family in the Library would be fine.

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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #289 on: July 11, 2010, 02:34:21 PM »
I'd like to toot my own horn and say I'm on week 11, Day 5... and 33 vacation days.  almost done... go me!!

(I had a practice run with the alphabetic romance challenge, and I think this one, though longer, is WAY easier!)  :D

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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #290 on: July 11, 2010, 02:40:03 PM »
Really? I'm struggling more with this than the Baby Boomers I made the mistake of sending all 4 of them to China together and since then I'm having a hard time making myself play, I keep doing other stuff. I was even trying to compile a list of all insect spawn points and what spawns there but the game wont let me take screenshots with the markers on :( I guess I'll just have to force myself to get back into it.

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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #291 on: July 11, 2010, 03:27:59 PM »
(I had a practice run with the alphabetic romance challenge, and I think this one, though longer, is WAY easier!)  :D

Wow. Thanks for the laugh.  :D

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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #292 on: July 11, 2010, 04:17:50 PM »
I'm a little late for this, but this challenge would be too much of a joy to pass up. It also makes a great first challenge if I do say so myself. In summary, I'm in.

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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #293 on: July 11, 2010, 05:48:59 PM »
RainbowBeard, welcome to the forums and good luck in this event.

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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #294 on: July 11, 2010, 06:31:54 PM »
I was even trying to compile a list of all insect spawn points and what spawns there but the game wont let me take screenshots with the markers on :(
Try hitting the print screen button, then minimizing sims and pasting straight into a paint program. That way you get everything on the screen.

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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #295 on: July 11, 2010, 06:43:53 PM »
I'm rather late, and this challenge is very long, but I think I'll still give it a shot. Add me in!

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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #296 on: July 11, 2010, 07:13:35 PM »
You're in, Nora. And welcome to the forums.

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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #297 on: July 11, 2010, 08:10:26 PM »
Insanity seems to be my thing.  May I please sign up?  Still not done with Crazy 8 but definitely need something else to look forward to.  I'll just divvy up my time.
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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #298 on: July 11, 2010, 11:44:11 PM »
Here's my four:


(in order from left to right)

Alfred Miller (LTW: CEO of a Mega-Corporation)
     Can't Stand Art, Computer Whiz, Loser, Mean-Spirited, Over-Emotional

Joshua Young (LTW: Perfect Mind, Perfect Body)
     Adventurous, Eco-Friendly, Grumpy, Inappropriate, No Sense of Humor

Linda Hayes (LTW: World Renowned Surgeon)
     Can't Stand Art, Excitable, Good, Never-Nude, Unlucky

Gwendolyn Foster (LTW: Paranormal Profiteer)
     Bookworm, Couch Potato, Eccentric, Heavy Sleeper, Perceptive

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Re: The Random Wishmaster's Quartet
« Reply #299 on: July 12, 2010, 12:42:09 AM »
No screenie yet but here they are:

Jonathan DeConte   LTW Golden Tongue/Golden Fingers
                              Flirty, Good Sense of Humor, Great Kisser, Genius, Grumpy

Rizpa Cooper          LTW Become a Master Thief
                             Neurotic, Handy, Photographer's Eye, Kleptomaniac, Green Thumb

Miles Oalu              LTW Creature Robot Cross Breeder Insane, Excitable,
                             Commitment Issues (but he's married), Neat, Artistic

Eleni Cooper          LTW Perfect Garden
                            Absent Minded, Can't Stand Art, (she's Miles' wife! lol), Disciplined
                            Clumsy, Green Thumb

The most difficult one for me may be Jonathan.  Grumpy annoys me.  The hardest one to chose a LTW for was Miles.
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