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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1050 on: November 06, 2012, 01:15:13 PM »
I keep having to Ctrl+Alt+Del too! And that hadn't occurred to me, but I have three spares I was planning to marry out and that won't work with the new patch now, will it? Grrr, I am not happy with my game right now!

Oh but on a separate topic, you mentioned before that I need more RAM for my game to run and save properly. If I allocate more memory to RAM will that work, or does it have to be physical RAM? My husband says we can allocate some of the hard drive memory to be used as RAM.

Rica is your game crashing too? I've heard a lot of that since Supernatural.

Did you have the answer to this already? I checked with my husband, 'cause he knows a lot more about computers than I do. Probably just like your husband. ;)
I'll send you a PM though, because this is a little bit too much off topic I think.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1051 on: November 06, 2012, 02:05:42 PM »
I don't know if this issue has been brought up; I tried searching but couldn't find it.

If my founder becomes an elder before she completes her requirements, is that an automatic fail? Or, can I give her a young-again potion as soon as she has completed them, and then have her get pregnant?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1052 on: November 06, 2012, 02:06:50 PM »
Once the requirements are fulfilled you can use any life extending game mechanics you want.  But only once the requirements are done.   The only time you fail is if one of the heirs or the founder dies.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1053 on: November 06, 2012, 09:00:53 PM »
What's the policy on aging up non-heirs? My heir and his brother are almost ready to leave toddlerhood and their mother just had another set of twins (I need to stop granting her wishes for more children), so I need to know if I have to deal with all three days of their infanthood or if I can age them up early. If not, that's cool. I can suffer if I have to. ;)

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1054 on: November 06, 2012, 09:04:18 PM »
What's the policy on aging up non-heirs? My heir and his brother are almost ready to leave toddlerhood and their mother just had another set of twins (I need to stop granting her wishes for more children), so I need to know if I have to deal with all three days of their infanthood or if I can age them up early. If not, that's cool. I can suffer if I have to. ;)

The only restriction on spares is that they can't bring anyone into the household themselves. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1055 on: November 06, 2012, 10:03:27 PM »
The only restriction on spares is that they can't bring anyone into the household themselves.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1056 on: November 07, 2012, 03:36:49 PM »
Also, if you're having freezing doing the move, you could very well freeze during the Edit Town way.   Are you getting crash logs or are you having to hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete to quit the game?

You were right, Rica.  Using Edit Town led to the whole family disappearing.  Going back through saved files uncovered a number of smaller glitches.  I don't think the game is all that keen on ghost families.  I hope I've now reached a stable previous save but it's an annoyingly long way back.

Margerita, Wiry: I'll add your wishes to the list.

I can confirm that ghosts do just fade out without a fanfare, even when they're in the active household (and I've had 'about to die' notifications most days since Vernon faded out and several 'has lost his grip on the mortal realm' ones).

Also, a playable ghost with Oh My Ghost had an option to resurrect herself as well as her unplayable ghost boyfriend.  If it hadn't been a challenge game, I'd have been tempted to take the option, just to see what happened - probably nothing, but I was afraid it might crash the game.



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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1057 on: November 07, 2012, 07:49:22 PM »
This has been covered but I can't find the ruling on it: If my normal founder wants to become a vampire or werewolf are we allowed to let them be turned?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1058 on: November 07, 2012, 08:08:24 PM »
Final Ruling:

Founders have to be in their final life state at the time of the requirement completion.   You can have your founder turned at some point but all heirs have to be in their final life state when born.   That's how you pick an heir because they are a different life state then their parent.

As long as you do it without the use of life state changing elixirs you should be good Raven! :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1059 on: November 07, 2012, 08:14:41 PM »
Thanks Silverbella! ;D
I thought I had read that, but wanted to be safe.  :D

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1060 on: November 07, 2012, 10:54:42 PM »
Is using buydebug for the super silly reason of wanting to buy an air conditioning unit for the outside of the house, considered an acceptable building cheat? It won't break my heart if the answer is no, but for some reason I'm actually bothered by the fact that my dynasty house doesn't have one. I really wish they had put them in the regular building section. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1061 on: November 07, 2012, 11:11:54 PM »
Is using buydebug for the super silly reason of wanting to buy an air conditioning unit for the outside of the house, considered an acceptable building cheat? It won't break my heart if the answer is no, but for some reason I'm actually bothered by the fact that my dynasty house doesn't have one. I really wish they had put them in the regular building section.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1062 on: November 07, 2012, 11:23:37 PM »
Ok. Just figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. Thanks Rica  :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1063 on: November 08, 2012, 12:03:37 AM »
So, is picking favourites banned?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1064 on: November 08, 2012, 08:32:32 AM »
If you have just one child born and that child is a different life state to the heir or founder then you have to use that child as the heir. If you have multiples and more then one of them fullfill the above requirements you can choose whichever one you want. Just remember that they all have to fullfill the requirements of each lifestage whilst you choose. Any children that you don't choose as a potential heir can be aged up using birthday cake and moved out if you wish.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1065 on: November 08, 2012, 09:38:23 AM »
I believe the question, Rachel, hasn't to do with favorite offspring, but favorite color/food/music.

And that the question, therefore, would be, "do I have to randomize the favorite color/food/music of my founder, or can I choose those since they have no actual effect on gameplay?"

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1066 on: November 08, 2012, 09:46:28 AM »
The rules only state that you have to randomize traits and choose the LTWs available so I would think that it would be ok to choose the favorite color/food/music as you wish.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1067 on: November 08, 2012, 12:19:49 PM »
Sorry about that it,I never remember to choose my founders favourites so it didn't occur to me that was what you were asking about.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1068 on: November 08, 2012, 01:37:45 PM »
Oh, that's ok. I just wanted to make sure. :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1069 on: November 08, 2012, 06:23:47 PM »
I'm playing in Moonlight Falls and have the problem/bug with the combined School and Stadium - the founder's child is about to age up and is unable to complete his Badging Ceremony opportunity at the School. Can I have permission to replace the school, please?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1070 on: November 08, 2012, 07:30:50 PM »
I'm playing in Moonlight Falls and have the problem/bug with the combined School and Stadium - the founder's child is about to age up and is unable to complete his Badging Ceremony opportunity at the School. Can I have permission to replace the school, please?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1071 on: November 09, 2012, 08:59:06 PM »
At his prom, my teenage heir just started going steady and had his first kiss with a cradle robbing woman who is YA...does this still count as his teen romantic interest?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1072 on: November 09, 2012, 09:33:59 PM »
The rules say to have a romantic interest during the teen years not that the romantic interest has to be a teen.  You're fine since it was the game that made a woman who was too old to be at prom hit on your poor little darling.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1073 on: November 11, 2012, 05:16:33 AM »
I've started a new Life State Dynasty and I think my founder has reached the points where all her 7 requirements are done. But I have a few questions.

First, as a 6th and last challenge I picked up the firefly collection. There are 8 different fireflies and she collected them all, but there is a bug when I look at her collection tab. The "statistic" part shows 56 fireflies collected and 100% unique fireflies found, which is correct and means she has completed the challenge. But when I scroll down, the "challenges" part doesn't update the firefly collector challenge properly, it remains grey. Am I right to consider it's just a UI bug and that she's good with her 6th challenge? (I can upload screenshots if needed)

Then, as a unique BF, I picked up the unicorn for her since she's Equestrian. There are best friend forever at the moment, but my founder has reached 3 stars in her celebrity status. This means that the poor sim has been suffering permanent public disgraces for a while now, and all her relationships tanked because of this, excepted the ones with household members (her husband and 3 horses). She's succeeded to maintain BFship with the unicorn so far. But if it doesn't show up in the world for a week or two, and that can happen sometimes, there is no way she can keep that BF status.

So my question is: up to what point exactly do I have to maintain the unique BF?
  • Up to the first time a baby is conceived (chimes are heard)? And that could happen asap but she'll certainly be disgraced for woohooing with her eternally faithful husband :-(
  • Up to the birth of the first baby, whether that baby has the right occult type or not?
  • Up to the moment a baby of the right occult type to be the heir is born?

I can't hide that I have a strong preference for the first option, this whole celebrity/paparazzi system is insane  ;D

As a side question, her LTW was The Jockey. There was a bug there too, because it was marked "completed" when she reached 11.000$ out of the 40.000$ needed. Since then, the counter still shows 11.000/40.000$ despite the fact that she has earned much more with her competitions at the Equestrian Center, enough to fulfill it in fact. Does it matter at all since the LTW isn't part of the requirements for this dynasty?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1074 on: November 11, 2012, 05:26:00 AM »
I've started a new Life State Dynasty and I think my founder has reached the points where all her 7 requirements are done. But I have a few questions.

First, as a 6th and last challenge I picked up the firefly collection. There are 8 different fireflies and she collected them all, but there is a bug when I look at her collection tab. The "statistic" part shows 56 fireflies collected and 100% unique fireflies found, which is correct and means she has completed the challenge. But when I scroll down, the "challenges" part doesn't update the firefly collector challenge properly, it remains grey. Am I right to consider it's just a UI bug and that she's good with her 6th challenge? (I can upload screenshots if needed)

Then, as a unique BF, I picked up the unicorn for her since she's Equestrian. There are best friend forever at the moment, but my founder has reached 3 stars in her celebrity status. This means that the poor sim has been suffering permanent public disgraces for a while now, and all her relationships tanked because of this, excepted the ones with household members (her husband and 3 horses). She's succeeded to maintain BFship with the unicorn so far. But if it doesn't show up in the world for a week or two, and that can happen sometimes, there is no way she can keep that BF status.

So my question is: up to what point exactly do I have to maintain the unique BF?
  • Up to the first time a baby is conceived (chimes are heard)? And that could happen asap but she'll certainly be disgraced for woohooing with her eternally faithful husband :-(
  • Up to the birth of the first baby, whether that baby has the right occult type or not?
  • Up to the moment a baby of the right occult type to be the heir is born?

I can't hide that I have a strong preference for the first option, this whole celebrity/paparazzi system is insane  ;D

As a side question, her LTW was The Jockey. There was a bug there too, because it was marked "completed" when she reached 11.000$ out of the 40.000$ needed. Since then, the counter still shows 11.000/40.000$ despite the fact that she has earned much more with her competitions at the Equestrian Center, enough to fulfill it in fact. Does it matter at all since the LTW isn't part of the requirements for this dynasty?

Considering the point is to have the requirements done before trying for baby unless one of your 5k wishes is to have a baby/girl/boy/first child, I would assume that you just have to maintain the unique bf until the founder is ready for a nooboo, but another heir is never allowed to befriend said unique bf ever even after all other requirements are completed, and the heir is the focus.

Other than that, you need Challenge Board Moderator rulings, plus they can confirm or deny what i've said about the whole best friend thing.

 

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