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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1200 on: November 21, 2012, 12:26:24 PM »
There are special tables that make picnic baskets? I always wondered why those were sometimes there! Where are they?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1201 on: November 21, 2012, 12:44:40 PM »
There are special tables that make picnic baskets? I always wondered why those were sometimes there! Where are they?

As far as I know it's just the picnic tables that are in community objects.  I've never seen a basket pop on a table I placed from buy mode.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1202 on: November 21, 2012, 03:23:44 PM »
Would I have used them if they weren't allowed?  I wrote the FAQ on Edit Town.   The only stipulation we've ever used in any of the dynasties was that you could only use EA-created towns.   

The Nectary register has always been allowed through purchasing it as a lot owner and the academy only counts as a place to practice.  The tournament still has to be completed in China.

Aargh!  I wish I'd noticed that about 10 days ago (my days, not Sim days).  I've spent so much time fighting travelling bugs  ???.  Twinbrook is still 'as is', so I suppose I retain the option for later generations.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1203 on: November 21, 2012, 03:47:10 PM »
Aargh!  I wish I'd noticed that about 10 days ago (my days, not Sim days).  I've spent so much time fighting travelling bugs  ???.  Twinbrook is still 'as is', so I suppose I retain the option for later generations.

I don't know what you mean by retain that option?  Once you start a game you cannot go into edit town to place anything other than newly provided lots.  So if you buy the new greenhouse from the store, you only have permission to place that greenhouse if you want it in your town.  If we get another expansion, you only have the ability to place the lots from the new expansion. 

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« Reply #1204 on: November 21, 2012, 04:11:42 PM »
I don't know what you mean by retain that option?  Once you start a game you cannot go into edit town to place anything other than newly provided lots.  So if you buy the new greenhouse from the store, you only have permission to place that greenhouse if you want it in your town.  If we get another expansion, you only have the ability to place the lots from the new expansion. 

I thought I'd read that there was a one-off option for people who'd started playing a while back to go into Edit Town and change lots (e.g. Willowglen Amphitheatre to a Big Park).  I assumed that meant also placing other EA lots.  It's not a problem if that's not the case - my Sims are unlikely to travel again anyway after the time it took to get the two days' travel for gen 3's photography challenges to stick without crashes.  I have stuff like nectar makers in the family inventory.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1205 on: November 21, 2012, 04:32:48 PM »
That was a one time only chance at the time of the announcement.  It had to be done back when the new FAQ was released not whenever you felt like. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1206 on: November 21, 2012, 05:05:02 PM »
That was a one time only chance at the time of the announcement.  It had to be done back when the new FAQ was released not whenever you felt like. 

Oh?  I think it was quite a while before I even noticed the rules had changed.  But, as i SAID

Edited: Oops, internet glitched in mid-post (and when I'd accidentally hit capslock).

Post should have said, "Oh?  I think it was quite a while before I even noticed the rules had changed.  But, as I said, it's not a problem.  I can cope with basic Twinbrook."





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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1207 on: November 21, 2012, 05:06:56 PM »
Oh?  I think it was quite a while before I even noticed the rules had changed.  But, as i SAID

I wasn't trying to offend you.  I was just stating it so that everyone understood that it wasn't something that you got to hold onto.  It was either a change at the time you learned you could or don't change at all.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1208 on: November 22, 2012, 05:54:37 AM »
Sorry if this was asked before and it's probably a dumb question but, can we bring in an heir without moving the partner in? For example would an alien abduction be okay?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1209 on: November 22, 2012, 06:57:13 AM »
An alien abduction pregnancy is not allowed as both parents have to be best friends with their offspring at the toddler stage.
The same goes for anytime you were planning on having a child with someone outside the house.
You are welcome to move an alien into the house(ensure that it is the person they are going to be reproducing with who invites them in at least at the young adult stage)and then have a child with that alien.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1210 on: November 22, 2012, 07:08:02 AM »
An alien abduction pregnancy is not allowed as both parents have to be best friends with their offspring at the toddler stage.
The same goes for anytime you were planning on having a child with someone outside the house.
You are welcome to move an alien into the house(ensure that it is the person they are going to be reproducing with who invites them in at least at the young adult stage)and then have a child with that alien.

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Thank you very much. So if my sim gets abducted and becomes pregnant is that the end of the dynasty? Because the offspring would be a different species than the parent it would automatically be the heir. And I wouldn't be able make the heir friends with his alien parent so...

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1211 on: November 22, 2012, 07:14:14 AM »
When an alien abduction baby is born you will get a pop up that gives the player the choice of raising the baby as their own or sending it back to its own planet. Click on the return to sender button and carry on with your dynasty.
Alien abductions cannot be controlled by the player so if one happens to you don't worry you have not failed your dynasty.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1212 on: November 22, 2012, 09:01:20 AM »
When an alien abduction baby is born you will get a pop up that gives the player the choice of raising the baby as their own or sending it back to its own planet. Click on the return to sender button and carry on with your dynasty.
Alien abductions cannot be controlled by the player so if one happens to you don't worry you have not failed your dynasty.

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Ok, thanks for clarifying things. Now I'm finally going to start a life state dynasty.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1213 on: November 22, 2012, 12:31:26 PM »
Ok, thanks for clarifying things. Now I'm finally going to start a life state dynasty.

Plus there's the fact that the alien abduction pregnancy isn't actually related to the male sim that's been abducted. So therefore it's not viable as a heir.


The Challenge Board team has finally been able to spend some time looking over all of the data that involves aliens.  Our final decision is that all abduction pregnancies must be sent home and cannot become part of the family ever.  The choice becomes available at the birth of the child of how to handle and the choice is always going to be "Send to Homeworld" or as I like to say return to sender.  Abduction pregnancies cannot be heirs because they break the bloodline which is essential in all dynasties.   However, Aliens are allowed to become part of the household.  After an alien is in the household, having an alien baby is possible.   

Special Note for Life States Dynasty players: A child cannot be an occult and an alien.   So while including aliens as part of the challenge, remember that you could run into difficulties when it comes time to bringing in the next generation.  We only have the information that has been worked out from testing so please keep us informed if you run into any difficulties that may be a concern for everyone.   Remember sometimes the odds are against you no matter what the two parents are that you won't have to keep trying though.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1214 on: November 24, 2012, 02:49:43 PM »
I'm looking for permission to cheat to fix a glitch.  :-\
My founder is halfway invisible, her plumbob just floats above the ground. Since she's a fairy, I can see the tips of her wings (coming out of the ground) but nothing else. She can intereact with other sims but not any objects. I've tried resetting her, resetting the whole town, shutting down my computer and everything. She doesn't change.
Can I go into edit town and evict them and see if that works? Or should I just restart?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1215 on: November 24, 2012, 02:51:55 PM »
Go ahead and use the clipboard trick to see if that helps.   Have you remembered to clean out your cache files too? 

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1216 on: November 24, 2012, 03:05:26 PM »
Go ahead and use the clipboard trick to see if that helps.   Have you remembered to clean out your cache files too? 


Yeah, I've done everything I could think of. I'll report back when I know if it works.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1217 on: November 24, 2012, 07:24:43 PM »
Hooray!  Good luck.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1218 on: November 24, 2012, 11:39:39 PM »
Did you change her clothes? I had the same problem before and that simple trick fixed it.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1219 on: November 25, 2012, 01:28:55 PM »
Did you change her clothes? I had the same problem before and that simple trick fixed it.
No I didn't think of it but I'll remember that if it happens again.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1220 on: November 25, 2012, 04:32:29 PM »
I saw that glitch on one of the sims at the tattoo place! Oh, and is an old friend the same thing as bff? I have three more things to do before gen 2 can be born, and this is one of them (the other is for gen 2 to be born :P )

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1221 on: November 25, 2012, 04:34:39 PM »
If the Old Friend has the same amount of relationship as a BF would, meaning that the friendship bar is almost full then yes it's the same thing.  An Old Friend is just basically a Sim you have been friends or higher with for a long time. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1222 on: November 25, 2012, 04:38:23 PM »
It's pretty full. It's belinda crumplebottom, I just sucked up to boss at work, nothing else! Also, does the BFF status have to be in place just at conception or maintained til birth? She's an elder, so not sure. (So strange, considering my fairy isn't even halfway through her YA phase!)

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1223 on: November 25, 2012, 04:49:52 PM »
BF status has to be in place when all other requirements are in place.  Once you've hit that point where everything is in place - then you can do as you see fit but that person still cannot become friends with anyone else in the household.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1224 on: November 25, 2012, 05:03:49 PM »
Now I'm confused, the last requirement to be fufilled will be to have first child. So... it has to be maintained throughout the entire pregnancy? What if she passes before my sim gives birth?