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« Reply #125 on: June 28, 2013, 09:49:22 AM »
Thanks for fixing my formatting. I was on my ipad and it wouldn't split up the quote.

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« Reply #126 on: July 02, 2013, 11:53:13 AM »
I have a question.  Can we adopt children?  Not to be an heir (I already have that one picked out) but to be a type of babysitter?  I know that sounds bad, but my sims really need some help and I decided to adopt a child so they could have some help when needed, not considering if it is allowed. 
I am planning on aging her up four days early so she will be a teen.   

I am working on having some photos up about this family, the O'Shea's, sometime today.   



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« Reply #127 on: July 02, 2013, 11:56:05 AM »

I have a question.  Can we adopt children?  Not to be an heir (I already have that one picked out) but to be a type of babysitter?  I know that sounds bad, but my sims really need some help and I decided to adopt a child so they could have some help when needed, not considering if it is allowed. 
I am planning on aging her up four days early so she will be a teen.   

I am working on having some photos up about this family, the O'Shea's, sometime today.

Yes. There are no restrictions on who you add to the family. They just can't be the heir.

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« Reply #128 on: July 03, 2013, 02:25:40 PM »
Curious,

What is the order of how you write your stories?  Do you write the story and then get the photos to fit it, take photos and then write the story, combine or what?
 
With my memory problems, I am finding that if I play the game and then try to write the story I have forgotten things that happened and of course we can't backtrack.  I have been writing ahead, and taking photos, but realized when I was setting it up to post that some things had been left out; such as I forgot to take photos of her in China picking cherries.   

I have figured out what I am going to do to keep track which will work for me,  ;D but curious what others do to keep on track. 

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« Reply #129 on: July 03, 2013, 02:29:19 PM »
I take notes in notepad on my iPad. I don't really tell a story...I just narrate what's happening. I write down when I take a screenshot and the circumstances around it.

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« Reply #130 on: July 03, 2013, 04:54:53 PM »
I play the game, take screenshots, then work it into a story. I take notes on paper and don't play ahead of chapter posting so I remember what has happened. Sometimes, plan ahead if you want to get a special chapter that maybe just involves talking or normal everyday activities. Sometimes, these are the best chapters.
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« Reply #131 on: July 03, 2013, 09:29:27 PM »
I like to take my screenshots first, taking notes in Microsoft Word as I go (I play with The Sims in non-fullscreen mode, which lets me refer to Word and my Screenshots folder). I find it easier to tailor my storytelling to the pictures than the other way around, so this method is what works best for me.  :)



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« Reply #132 on: July 06, 2013, 04:56:47 PM »
Falsely accused of cheating.

I posted this in Misc Help section (I think) but I wanted to ask here what to do if I can't remove the false cheating accusation.  I won't give the details here as I don't want to double post, except that I have tried a couple of times to get to the RI (grandmother in Little Red Riding Hood family) and break it up and as soon as he sees her it comes up that he is a cheater and if he is near her she goes off on him and if he is near his wife she go off on him.  Either way, the relationship seems as if it will be ruined.

Any suggestions on what I can do to save it?  If I save them to the bin and move them back to another game in same town of DV would that remove the charges?  Can I even do that?  I just lost two hours of play time because of the stupid cheating charges.  He left to visit his brother and when he walked into the door it popped up that he was a cheater and his wife is furious and after an hour I couldn't even get her to talk just a couple of minutes before she starts to argue with him and then would be in tears; I guess due to one of her traits being Childish she isn't handling it very well.  Others are Flirty, Love of O., Perfectionist and Good.  His is Brave, Handy, Athletic, Charismatic and Ambitious.   

Or do I need to back track to a save before he was charged and see if I can play from there and hope he doesn't get charged again, or save to bin from there and move them back to a new DV town. 

For those who have read it do you think it is worth saving or should I just start a new game totally? 

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« Reply #133 on: July 06, 2013, 05:03:53 PM »
Don't give up yet. I believe there is a Lifetime Happiness Reward for "Clean Slate." Go ahead and do a cheat for 25,000 Lifetime Rewards to get the Reward. (Ctrl+Shift+C, then Ctrl+ Right Click around the Treasure Chest until you get that amount.) it should fix it.

Edit: You might have to put the Ctrl+Shift+C cheat in at the screen where you choose which family to play: Main Menu. I haven't done it for a long time so I'm not sure.

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« Reply #134 on: July 06, 2013, 05:48:32 PM »
I've use that on testing games, you have to do it from the main menu before you go to your town. 
I just wasn't sure if that was allowed, which I am glad that I can as I am attached to this family and I have created a plot that I think will be nice and have some twists to it.  Or at least I am going to try to have some twists to it.


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« Reply #135 on: July 06, 2013, 06:07:57 PM »
I've use that on testing games, you have to do it from the main menu before you go to your town. 
I just wasn't sure if that was allowed, which I am glad that I can as I am attached to this family and I have created a plot that I think will be nice and have some twists to it.  Or at least I am going to try to have some twists to it.

Did it work for you then? Cheats aren't usually allowed except to save a game. But, in a case like this it is fine.

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« Reply #136 on: July 06, 2013, 09:14:36 PM »
Yes, it worked, I was able to remove the false accusation.  The loss of relationship didn't return, so I adjusted it to what it had been before, use Control and then put the pointer on the meter at the persons photo and move it to the right to increase it and go to the left to decrease it.  I moved Bri and Kearney's back to where it had been and then took the one with the false RI to acquaintance and everything was back to normal.

thank you for the help.

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« Reply #137 on: July 06, 2013, 09:24:15 PM »
Glad it worked, Janna!

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« Reply #138 on: July 09, 2013, 04:17:59 PM »
I am planning to do this sort of project using some of Metro's Life State Dynasty rules, as my computer also currently hates me and froze up twice while I was playing Isla Paradiso! :( I like having various life states in the household and also this project will help fix some of the freeze issues. Is it okay if I create this revised ruleset and PM it to you, jude?
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« Reply #139 on: July 09, 2013, 04:20:09 PM »
I am planning to do this sort of project using some of Metro's Life State Dynasty rules, as my computer also currently hates me and froze up twice while I was playing Isla Paradiso! :( I like having various life states in the household and also this project will help fix some of the freeze issues. Is it okay if I create this revised ruleset and PM it to you, jude?

Sure! I'll be around here off and on today. I'll try to watch for you ;)

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« Reply #140 on: July 09, 2013, 06:27:58 PM »
Do we still have to move the same way with the new "Move into a different neighborhood/world" interaction? I'm not sure exactly how it works, seeing as I haven't tried it yet, but it seems to save the step of saving to bin and such...

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« Reply #141 on: July 09, 2013, 07:29:41 PM »
You can use the new method if you wish.

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« Reply #142 on: July 10, 2013, 09:35:26 AM »
I'm figuring that we can't do this, but I want to ask anyway,  who knows, it may be allowed :)

Can we give the dragons magical powers above what they can do?  Something that I am considering for my O'Shea story is that when a "bad man" show up one of the dragons, either red or black, will be able to make them forget things such as where they are, what and who they have seen.  I could also use the elixirs to remove memories, put the person to sleep and have them forget what has happened to them, where they have been for a certain period of time or even sleep for a long period of time, such as a year and then not remember anything that has happened to them.  Have a witch cast some type of spell that can be used to protect my sim family. Anything that could have a "magical" aspect to it.

Would any of these be allowed to use?  If not I can up with other methods, but I would like to weave it into the story for the magical effect. 

But I do have a backup plan, I just prefer to use the magical aspect if possible. 

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« Reply #143 on: July 10, 2013, 11:13:11 AM »
Sorry it took me so long to answer...I slept in this morning. There are no restrictions on elixirs. Magic your heart out! :)

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« Reply #144 on: July 11, 2013, 05:57:15 PM »
Please, don't feel you have to give a quick answer, I can wait a day or two if need by.  It won't keep me from working on my story as for now it isn't needed, but later on.

Does anyone know why sometimes the photos don't show up?  I was adding another chapter to my story and I noticed that some of the pictures, that had been there before, are now not showing up.

That happens a lot on the showboat thread, I can't see a lot of the photos of homes or other building and it is frustrating that it is now happening on my story. 

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« Reply #145 on: July 11, 2013, 06:18:54 PM »
Where do you have your pictures hosted? The Gallery or somewhere else?

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« Reply #146 on: July 11, 2013, 07:17:46 PM »
The Gallery,  What has me confused is that the other day they were showing up, not it seems as if they aren't. 

I can go back and redo them, just don't understand why they would all of a sudden stop being able to be seen.

I don't know if anyone else is not seeing them and just not stated it.  Or not had the time to read the story and haven't noticed it. 

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« Reply #147 on: July 11, 2013, 09:07:13 PM »
I did take a look at your story and was not able to see most of the images. It is strange. I would've attributed it to a bandwidth issue if you used Photobucket, but since you don't, I'm not sure. You might want to make a separate thread on that, if you haven't already.

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« Reply #148 on: July 12, 2013, 12:02:50 AM »
I'm going tomorrow redo the photos and see if removing them and then putting them back in will fix the problem. 

If not, they I will go I guess to technical help and find out what to do. 

I have seen this a lot on the Showboat thread, and it is frustrating, I want to see what a house, garden or whatever looks like and can't, so don't know if I want to download it. 

EDITED:  I couldn't wait to see what I could do to fix it.  Please someone let me know if they are showing up.

I don't know why this would matter, but the only thing I can think that happened is that I was going through the photos in the Gallery and deleting some that has copies, I accidently uploaded it twice. 
I guess in my deleting I deleted both copies for all of the ones that are not showing up are the ones that I don't have their photos anymore.  I re-added them and then copied them as normally done to the story.
It looks fine to me, but I would appreciate it if someone could check and let me know whether or not they are there.


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« Reply #149 on: July 12, 2013, 01:38:09 AM »
I only see two pictures not showing in Chapter 7.