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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #250 on: June 04, 2011, 08:43:33 AM »
Just thought I would point out that Barnacle Bay now comes with the salon, junkyard, firestation, and consignment shop already placed.  Don't know if people already know this, as I don't play there often, or if it is something they fixed with a patch.

I got Barnacle Bay soon after it came out and it has always had those for me. I still have to add bars and the movie studio, though.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #251 on: June 04, 2011, 09:56:01 AM »
Got her to romantic interest but because of her work schedule she wouldn't date me until Wednesday - she turns up and she's a vampire :( Time for attempt #3 - I really want Emma Hatch to found my dynasty, I've already half written the opening chapter

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #252 on: June 04, 2011, 10:39:18 AM »
Got her to romantic interest but because of her work schedule she wouldn't date me until Wednesday - she turns up and she's a vampire :( Time for attempt #3 - I really want Emma Hatch to found my dynasty, I've already half written the opening chapter

Well, you've got a full week before she'd need to get married and immediately Try for Baby. That's plenty of time for you to work on her happiness points by having her fulfill lots of wishes. Give her a Mid-Life Crisis at the last minute and then have her go out manhunting.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #253 on: June 04, 2011, 10:49:29 AM »
Just thought I would point out that Barnacle Bay now comes with the salon, junkyard, firestation, and consignment shop already placed.  Don't know if people already know this, as I don't play there often, or if it is something they fixed with a patch.

Ok so I don't have Barnacle Bay but I was thinking about it. So it is another town? It has new townies and townie homes? I had assumed it was just a place to go and buy stuff. Does it come with lots that I will have to add to other towns? Like the laundromat and consignment shop? I didn't see a separate forum like the other EP's so I assumed it wasn't a town. If it is another town, is it allowed to use for this Challenge?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #254 on: June 04, 2011, 10:54:37 AM »
Ok so I don't have Barnacle Bay but I was thinking about it. So it is another town? It has new townies and townie homes? I had assumed it was just a place to go and buy stuff. Does it come with lots that I will have to add to other towns? Like the laundromat and consignment shop? I didn't see a separate forum like the other EP's so I assumed it wasn't a town. If it is another town, is it allowed to use for this Challenge?

Yes, Barnacle Bay is an EA designed neighborhood (world). It's fine for this challenge.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #255 on: June 04, 2011, 12:12:13 PM »
Apologies if this has already been asked (I did skim through the board and didn't see this specific question) but as there are no life-extending restrictions on the non-heirs are we allow to age them up via the Birthday Cake?  I know it says birthday cakes can only be used on actual birthday's but I assume this must be for heirs.

Also could Gnomes be 1 of the 10 items left behind? (i.e. 10 Mystery Gnomes of the same or mixed type).

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #256 on: June 04, 2011, 12:22:25 PM »
Apologies if this has already been asked (I did skim through the board and didn't see this specific question) but as there are no life-extending restrictions on the non-heirs are we allow to age them up via the Birthday Cake?  I know it says birthday cakes can only be used on actual birthday's but I assume this must be for heirs.

That's a global rule that covers your entire household.

Also could Gnomes be 1 of the 10 items left behind? (i.e. 10 Mystery Gnomes of the same or mixed type).

Thanks in advance :)

Another great suggestion. Thanks a bunch!  ;D

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #257 on: June 04, 2011, 01:48:08 PM »
Metro say you left paintings as your Unique Items for Generation 1 can another Generation leave Paintings behind but not count them? Just because they don't want to take them with them to their new house?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #258 on: June 04, 2011, 01:53:44 PM »
Metro say you left paintings as your Unique Items for Generation 1 can another Generation leave Paintings behind but not count them? Just because they don't want to take them with them to their new house?

If you check the wording of the rule, samo, you'll note the rule says you can only leave behind 10 items. No more.

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EDIT: Wait, scratch that. I think this came up before, and my clarification for someone else was that the 10 items are strictly interpreted for the moving requirement. IN other words, your generation 1 could not leave 11 paintings, only 10. So, another generation would need to leave 10 non paintings for the moving requirement. But, I suppose if you'd want to leave other stuff, that would be up to you.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #259 on: June 04, 2011, 02:01:17 PM »
Wait so you can't leave any furniture behind? I meant that Generation 1 has Paintings as the Moving Requirement, Generation 4 has leaves Sculptures but marries an Artist. Can Generation 5 leave the Spouse Parent's Paintings behind when they need to move out, on top of the actual Sculptures that will be the Unique Items?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #260 on: June 04, 2011, 02:07:15 PM »
Wait so you can't leave any furniture behind? I meant that Generation 1 has Paintings as the Moving Requirement, Generation 4 has leaves Sculptures but marries an Artist. Can Generation 5 leave the Spouse Parent's Paintings behind when they need to move out, on top of the actual Sculptures that will be the Unique Items?

Yes, but for that house only the sculptures value count, not the paintings. You already counted paintings in house 1.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #261 on: June 04, 2011, 02:22:14 PM »
Yes, but for that house only the sculptures value count, not the paintings. You already counted paintings in house 1.

Okay Thanks.  :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #262 on: June 04, 2011, 04:19:05 PM »
I have a quick question.  Does the male/female dancer count as an NPC?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #263 on: June 04, 2011, 04:47:11 PM »
I have a quick question.  Does the male/female dancer count as an NPC?

Ah, yeah. These are new NPC that are spawned with the Generations Bachelor/Bachelorette parties? Yeah, I don't see why not.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #264 on: June 04, 2011, 05:05:02 PM »
Monika Morris just met and married a homeless townie am I alright to carry on. Funny thing is he is a mixologist and the poor love has no where to work as my town doesn't have the late night buildings.

Another question would Monika's mixologist spouse count as a the heirs NPC friend requirement. Or say for instance in the future she remarries a maid would he count as the NPC requirement or are spouse not allowed for that.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #265 on: June 04, 2011, 08:19:23 PM »
Monika Morris just met and married a homeless townie am I alright to carry on.

Yeah, he obviously moved into Monika's home, right?

Another question would Monika's mixologist spouse count as a the heirs NPC friend requirement. Or say for instance in the future she remarries a maid would he count as the NPC requirement or are spouse not allowed for that.

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Well, I never thought of that actually. So, since I never said no in the rules, I'll say it's fine.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #266 on: June 04, 2011, 09:04:23 PM »
Is it okay to take a vacation within the first ten days of the moving period?  For example, I'm thinking about sending Tamara Donner to one of the foreign countries to find a husband after I start the game. It seems within the rules to me -- but I just wanted to make sure.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #267 on: June 04, 2011, 09:31:42 PM »
Is it okay to take a vacation within the first ten days of the moving period?  For example, I'm thinking about sending Tamara Donner to one of the foreign countries to find a husband after I start the game. It seems within the rules to me -- but I just wanted to make sure.

Yeah, that's fine. It all counts against the 10 days allowed for household #1.

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« Reply #268 on: June 04, 2011, 09:40:24 PM »
Oh, okay, that makes sense. Thanks!

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #269 on: June 05, 2011, 03:34:43 AM »
Yeah, he obviously moved into Monika's home, right?

Ok so the founding Sim can marry homeless Sim? But after that the heirs have to marry townies with their own residence?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #270 on: June 05, 2011, 08:30:15 AM »
Ok so the founding Sim can marry homeless Sim?

Sure, that's fine. The 10-day heir #1 clock starts ticking as soon as you start playing the initial house, so that means you would need to bring in the homeless Sim in short order.

But after that the heirs have to marry townies with their own residence?

Right. If you pick a starting family like Sunset Valley's the Wolff's like I did it's a no brainer situation. The Andrews would also fall into that neat and tidy category — married Sims in the same house with no kids. But, some players want specific Sims in that initial house or do not like any of the available choices, that's fine.

But, yeah, once the heir is born, changing active households is reserved for when heirs move and heirs can only move into an occupied Townie home. If it weren't that way, then a lot of the "townie" flavor of the event would be lost.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #271 on: June 05, 2011, 02:27:16 PM »
Ok. First let me say I have wanted to try several of these challenges but always seem to come upon them after they have been running awhile. I'm glad to get in on the ground floor of this one   ;D  Second this is my first post although I have been "lurking" for some time now.  I love this forum and the guide... Thanks so much to all of you for all your time and effort.  Now on to the questions... you had to know i'd have some   ;)  I have read all 28 pages and have not seen these asked yet.
 
Rule #3-Normal age length setting.  Generations allows you to tweak the setting for each age span.  Can we do this as long as the days even out? For example, you can make the baby stage and elder stage shorter and lengthen the ya or adult stage?  I'm assuming we have to play with default age lengths?
 
Moving Req. #9-Rounded or obelisk aquired from natural death.  How do you get those types of stones?  I have always gotten the smaller flat ones.  Also do accidental deaths ie. electrocution count as natural or do they have to be elder deaths?  I understand you can't intentionaly kill a sim by starving or drowning but some accidents happen.  My son just lost an entire wedding party due to a meteor.  He had to start whole game over again.

I think thats it for now.  Just had to reinstall entire game due to crash and this challenge gives me the desire to get back into it, and leave the mods out this time.  Thanks in advance for your help  :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #272 on: June 05, 2011, 02:45:14 PM »
Welcome to the forum simsally!
With the age setting, I'm pretty sure you have to leave it on the default settings that come when you start the game.
For how to get bigger graves, just make your sims as happy as possible while they're alive. I know there's a certain LTHP amount required for each, but I don't know them.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #273 on: June 05, 2011, 03:47:57 PM »
@simsally, welcome to the forum.

Rule #3-Normal age length setting.  Generations allows you to tweak the setting for each age span.  Can we do this as long as the days even out? For example, you can make the baby stage and elder stage shorter and lengthen the ya or adult stage?  I'm assuming we have to play with default age lengths?

No, do not mess with the defaults. The default lengths are based on a Normal length game setting and each stage length is the same as a non-Generations Normal length.


Moving Req. #9-Rounded or obelisk aquired from natural death.  How do you get those types of stones?  I have always gotten the smaller flat ones.  Also do accidental deaths ie. electrocution count as natural or do they have to be elder deaths?

Accidental deaths do qualify. Of course, the tombstone size requirement is the bottom line. Tallstar is correct in that it's all based on happiness points accrued up to the point of death. I want to say it's 75k points plus completing the LTW to be eligible for the biggest one. It may be 150k points. It really should not be too difficult assuming your heirs will be the ones that pass on — they'll be the household members you pay attention to the most and will obviously have the highest happiness points. Personally, I will not be extending the life of any of my heirs for just this reason.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #274 on: June 05, 2011, 04:03:02 PM »
Thank you so much TallStar and Metropolis Man for the quick answers and welcome. I have the rules and spreadsheet downloaded and i'm all ready. (I hope) Now to go make some heirs. Just hope those simmies cooperate. ;D