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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1150 on: November 17, 2012, 11:41:07 AM »
Exactly.   An alien is only an alien if they have enough DNA to be an alien.  And since they don't mix with occults, you may not know if you have the heir until child stage.  There is no way to tell if a child is an alien or not because they can't use their powers until they are a teenager and I don't know if non alien children can get the voice modulation.  Be very careful when adding aliens into your house.  Don't assume any of them are the correct one because remember the eye shape, ears and skin tone are all a part CAS now so that means it can be passed on even if the powers are not.   If they don't have any powers than they are just green skinned humans.

I'll see if I can run some tests later again on to pinpoint when you can figure out an alien is an alien to help everyone.

Hopefully we can find a way to determine, but if not then when trying for an alien heir I'll always randomize traits until I know for certain what the life state is.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1151 on: November 17, 2012, 12:36:30 PM »
Argh the aging bug is still there even in the new save. Same as before it only affects the babies. Help me please?



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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1152 on: November 17, 2012, 12:39:25 PM »
You have permission to save the family and lot and move to a new town.  Remember you can only save the home lot. Make a note of the exact week and day to add to your interview at the end of the dynasty should you still be HOF eligible.   As soon as you place the lot in the new town make sure that everything is still in the mausoleum as it should be.   If it's not, let us know.   If the mausoleum is on another lot than there is no answer I can give you where you would still be HOF eligible depending on the mausoleum items. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1153 on: November 17, 2012, 01:05:50 PM »
No worries the museum is in the back of my lot so it should be coming along with everything else. Now to decide on which city...

Edit: Everything went well with the exception that all the food in the fridge turned into bad quality food. I'll just have Kimberly learn how to cook to resupply the family.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1154 on: November 17, 2012, 03:49:04 PM »
Are we postive that female sims can't get pregnant from abduction? This is my female sims third abduction this week!  :o I don't want aliens in my dynasty at this time. :'(

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1155 on: November 17, 2012, 03:57:23 PM »
It's only males and it's only a 33% chance according to someone who has read the code and I trust that person to know what they're looking at.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1156 on: November 17, 2012, 06:40:28 PM »
My game crashed after my heir aged up. I had randomised the trait which wasn't half bad. When I replay the birthday, can i choose that trait or will I have to randomize again?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1157 on: November 17, 2012, 06:58:10 PM »
I never thought of making basement non accessible! How would that wrk for nectar making though...?

As long as the Nectar Maker is accessible, you should be fine. The Nectar can be dragged from inventory to shelf, so the Sim never needs to physically interact with it.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1158 on: November 17, 2012, 07:50:19 PM »
Also nectar can be made above ground and stored below ground.  Nothing says the maker has to be in a basement just that it will increase in value if it's stored in a basement .



My game crashed after my heir aged up. I had randomised the trait which wasn't half bad. When I replay the birthday, can i choose that trait or will I have to randomize again?

Randomize it again. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1159 on: November 17, 2012, 08:41:56 PM »
Randomize it again.
Thanks. Let's hope for a trait that is for a skill.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1160 on: November 18, 2012, 04:32:48 AM »
I noticed something strange in my game yesterday. I was working on finishing my second gen's heir (Tomjon) requirements before I can try for the next heir, so all my attention was on him. Now and then I would take a peek at what Twilah (my founder) is doing, just so that she doesn't start learning a new skill. I was concentrating on Tomjon again when up popped a message saying that Twilah had reach level 2 in fishing!! I thought, what the heck, and immediately selected her and panned to see what she was doing. She was halfway through a strength workout!! No where NEAR a fishing spot. She also learned gardening like this.  :o Both those skills I'm holding off for another heir! Can anyone help explain this to me? Will it invalidate using those skills at a later date?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1161 on: November 18, 2012, 04:41:05 AM »
I noticed something strange in my game yesterday. I was working on finishing my second gen's heir (Tomjon) requirements before I can try for the next heir, so all my attention was on him. Now and then I would take a peek at what Twilah (my founder) is doing, just so that she doesn't start learning a new skill. I was concentrating on Tomjon again when up popped a message saying that Twilah had reach level 2 in fishing!! I thought, what the heck, and immediately selected her and panned to see what she was doing. She was halfway through a strength workout!! No where NEAR a fishing spot. She also learned gardening like this.  :o Both those skills I'm holding off for another heir! Can anyone help explain this to me? Will it invalidate using those skills at a later date?
Does she have a multitab? Sometimes Sims autonomously listen to tab casts.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1162 on: November 18, 2012, 04:52:33 AM »
Fourth Gen Diamond's father died today. While the family mourns his loss, Diamond decided she wanted to resurrect him and so popped up the 10,000 point wish to use Ambrosia to bring him back. I know that you are allowed to resurrect a ghost if you are using them as a spouse, but since he is/was the spouse of Third Gen Emerald, is this still allowed?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1163 on: November 18, 2012, 04:57:45 AM »
Does she have a multitab? Sometimes Sims autonomously listen to tab casts.

No, it was in Tomjon's inventory!

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1164 on: November 18, 2012, 07:48:39 AM »
No, it was in Tomjon's inventory!

Thus they can autonomously listen to it.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1165 on: November 18, 2012, 08:11:31 AM »
Thus they can autonomously listen to it.

Only if the MultiTab is in that sims inventory, they can't listen to any tabcasts if the MultiTab is in another Sims inventory which is what I think Tahilanor's problem.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1166 on: November 18, 2012, 08:17:44 AM »
Only if the MultiTab is in that sims inventory, they can't listen to any tabcasts if the MultiTab is in another Sims inventory which is what I think Tahilanor's problem.

Yes, that's exactly it. I'm aware of the podcast's ability to level new skills, which is why I put it in Tomjon's inventory. But if it's glitched somehow, and Twilah can still use it, I think I'll rather sell it.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1167 on: November 18, 2012, 08:18:46 AM »
Thus they can autonomously listen to it.

Tomjon is the heir, as Tahilanor says it, who had the multitab. The founder Twilah gained a skill point in something without her doing an activity related to that skill.
I have heard this happening before, I think. It looks just like the problem of several sims in the household getting the same collecting skill items, while only 1 person is actually getting them. If I remember correctly I think Rica ruled that these kind of glitches do not count and do not stand in the way of HOF. You do have to keep very good notes about which sim really has what skill or collected items.
Of course, you shouldn't take my word for it, since I am not 100% sure. Better wait for Rica ;)
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1168 on: November 18, 2012, 09:44:27 AM »
I have been away for a few weeks, and a lot has changed since then.  So forgive me for bringing up old stuff.  I am confused about which community lots I can place in edit town at the beginning of the file.  I have read the FAQ post, and it still confuses me.  Here's what I want to do, please let me know if it's allowed.


I want to place the EA created Greenhouse, Casino, and Film Studio into Moonlight Falls.  Am I allowed to do this?  I have not looked into the lot sizes or anything yet, as I would like to get word from you guys first. 

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1169 on: November 18, 2012, 10:41:27 AM »
I noticed something strange in my game yesterday. I was working on finishing my second gen's heir (Tomjon) requirements before I can try for the next heir, so all my attention was on him. Now and then I would take a peek at what Twilah (my founder) is doing, just so that she doesn't start learning a new skill. I was concentrating on Tomjon again when up popped a message saying that Twilah had reach level 2 in fishing!! I thought, what the heck, and immediately selected her and panned to see what she was doing. She was halfway through a strength workout!! No where NEAR a fishing spot. She also learned gardening like this.  :o Both those skills I'm holding off for another heir! Can anyone help explain this to me? Will it invalidate using those skills at a later date?

As long as they don't max the skill you don't have a problem.  Also be careful there wasn't a tv on around her on either of those channels.  If they max it, then you can't use those skills' skill certificate for career rewards.   If she keeps learning things, make sure all of your mods are gone.  Reset her and get rid of all the MultiTabs and buy another one if it becomes safe.

Tomjon is the heir, as Tahilanor says it, who had the multitab. The founder Twilah gained a skill point in something without her doing an activity related to that skill.
I have heard this happening before, I think. It looks just like the problem of several sims in the household getting the same collecting skill items, while only 1 person is actually getting them. If I remember correctly I think Rica ruled that these kind of glitches do not count and do not stand in the way of HOF. You do have to keep very good notes about which sim really has what skill or collected items.
Of course, you shouldn't take my word for it, since I am not 100% sure. Better wait for Rica ;)

I think that only counts with one of the collecting skill challenges which is the mushroom one.   Maxing a skill is only a problem if you plan on using the certificates later.   


I have been away for a few weeks, and a lot has changed since then.  So forgive me for bringing up old stuff.  I am confused about which community lots I can place in edit town at the beginning of the file.  I have read the FAQ post, and it still confuses me.  Here's what I want to do, please let me know if it's allowed.


I want to place the EA created Greenhouse, Casino, and Film Studio into Moonlight Falls.  Am I allowed to do this?  I have not looked into the lot sizes or anything yet, as I would like to get word from you guys first. 

If you want you can PM me with all things that confuse you and I have no problem talking with you until you understand them fully.   You are allowed to place EA created lots so all of the ones you've mentioned are allowable.   Just remember that there are 9 lots in Moonlight Falls that can't have anything placed on them because they are not empty lots.  Is that where you were confused?   There is a list of the addresses where this is a problem on this post
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1170 on: November 18, 2012, 10:58:40 AM »
Thanks for answering my questions so well, Ricalynn (and all the other friendly souls who tried to help). I will get rid of the multitab thing as soon as I play again. So glad that this hasn't invalidated those skill for future heirs!  :D

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1171 on: November 18, 2012, 07:54:56 PM »
Hi everyone!  I have read the first few pages of this thread but I admit I haven't read all of it... I just had a quick question.  Because we cannot use elixirs to create supernaturals (right?) we are basically stuck in Moonlight Falls, correct?  Obviously, a major rule is that you cannot create sims in CAS to add to towns in this challenge.  Has anyone tried to play this challenge in another town?  I am just curious and wanted to see how that could be done, if at all!

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1172 on: November 18, 2012, 08:00:13 PM »
Story progression will turn townies into various occults, so you can totally play in Sunset Valley if you so please.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1173 on: November 18, 2012, 08:00:20 PM »
If you have Supernatural and you allow supernaturals through population controls then you get witches, fairies, etc. in any other town that you play.  That's how story progression works.

And yes you can't use elixirs to create supernaturals.  And no you are not stuck in Moonlight Falls.   There are a lot of people doing this in various towns.  You can see evidence of this on the Life States Dynasty story board. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1174 on: November 18, 2012, 08:04:38 PM »
D'oh!  Shows how much I have been playing in other towns since Supernatural was released, huh? 

Well, now I have my answer!  Thanks so much for the quick replies.  Is it like the celebrity system, where if you have LN installed some Sims automatically have celeb stars?  Or does it take a little while for the story progression to kick in?