Author Topic: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge  (Read 453108 times)

Offline Snufflesxx

  • Sherlockian
  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 1934
  • Every puzzle has an answer
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #950 on: November 02, 2012, 10:55:54 AM »
I just read in the Q & A that if you use the same founder for another attempt, everything has to be the same. I used the same founder but changed her traits, lifetime wish and life state. Does this mean I've failed?
** My Stories **

"I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research." - Sherlock

Offline Ricalynn

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 8431
  • Addicted to Dynasties? *shady eyes* Not me.
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #951 on: November 02, 2012, 11:21:01 AM »
When did you restart your dynasty? 
Origin ID: Ricalynn
Current Active Stories: Artie's TS4 Dynasty || Grim Rivalries

Please read and follow the Forum Rules.

Stories: Artie | The Race | Grim Chronicles | Revenge | Licious



Registered members do not see ads on this Forum. Register here.

Offline Snufflesxx

  • Sherlockian
  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 1934
  • Every puzzle has an answer
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #952 on: November 02, 2012, 11:40:09 AM »
The 2nd of October.
** My Stories **

"I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath. Do your research." - Sherlock

Offline Ricalynn

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 8431
  • Addicted to Dynasties? *shady eyes* Not me.
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #953 on: November 02, 2012, 11:41:27 AM »
I'll let it slide since Metro's official ruling was on Oct 24th.  Anything past this point has to be the same however. 
Origin ID: Ricalynn
Current Active Stories: Artie's TS4 Dynasty || Grim Rivalries

Please read and follow the Forum Rules.

Stories: Artie | The Race | Grim Chronicles | Revenge | Licious

Offline Odie

  • Occult
  • ****
  • Posts: 499
  • Dutch mommy living in Norway
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #954 on: November 02, 2012, 05:21:08 PM »
I used the same founder but changed her traits, lifetime wish and life state.

But changing everything except looks actually is a different founder, don't you think? Since looks absolutely doesn't change a thing about the gameplay and the chances for your sim. Only traits, lifetime wish and life state do that. Either way, this would be ok in my opinion, even after the 24th of Oct.
I was just wondering about that... ;)
Problem? Don't panic! There is always a solution. You just have to find it  :D

Online Metropolis Man

  • Tournament/Dynasty Coordinator
  • Administrator
  • Watcher
  • *****
  • Posts: 10663
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #955 on: November 02, 2012, 05:49:57 PM »
But changing everything except looks actually is a different founder, don't you think? Since looks absolutely doesn't change a thing about the gameplay and the chances for your sim. Only traits, lifetime wish and life state do that. Either way, this would be ok in my opinion, even after the 24th of Oct.
I was just wondering about that... ;)

If someone makes the decision to go with the same Founder again due to a failure, or they simply want to stop and restart and try a different tactic, fine, but I want it clear that the exact same starting conditions need to be established. If someone is going with the same Founder again to me they are making a 2nd attempt. If they roll with a brand new Founder then it's a clean slate and everything would be randomized again. Yeah I know, I'm weird...that's just how I look at it.

Offline ladyaya

  • The Epic Panda-Cat Lover
  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 1184
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #956 on: November 02, 2012, 06:03:55 PM »
If someone makes the decision to go with the same Founder again due to a failure, or they simply want to stop and restart and try a different tactic, fine, but I want it clear that the exact same starting conditions need to be established. If someone is going with the same Founder again to me they are making a 2nd attempt. If they roll with a brand new Founder then it's a clean slate and everything would be randomized again. Yeah I know, I'm weird...that's just how I look at it.

It is for sure a different way to look at things, and I think it makes it all the more interesting.



Registered members do not see ads on this Forum. Register here.

Offline fortheloveofcake

  • Immortal
  • *****
  • Posts: 606
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #957 on: November 02, 2012, 06:36:12 PM »
Does it make sense to say that you need to either:
A: Use the EXACT SAME Founder with no changes to traits, LTW, etc.
OR
B: Use a COMPLETELY NEW Founder with a fresh dice roll for traits, pick a new LTW, etc.
That clears up any confusion, I think.


When you live, live with your soul, not with your time.
When you love, love with your heart, not with your mind.
When you want to be something, the world can't define, open up your eyes.

Offline ladyaya

  • The Epic Panda-Cat Lover
  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 1184
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #958 on: November 02, 2012, 07:00:16 PM »
Does it make sense to say that you need to either:
A: Use the EXACT SAME Founder with no changes to traits, LTW, etc.
OR
B: Use a COMPLETELY NEW Founder with a fresh dice roll for traits, pick a new LTW, etc.
That clears up any confusion, I think.


...But A is not true. According to Metro, starting over; even if it's with the exact same founder your first attempt was with, it's still an entirely new attempt and therefore the traits must be re-randomised.

Offline Ricalynn

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 8431
  • Addicted to Dynasties? *shady eyes* Not me.
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #959 on: November 02, 2012, 07:01:58 PM »
A is exactly true.   Read everything again.

Metro says if you want to use the same founder nothing is allowed to change.  NOTHING is allowed to be re-randomized.   You can't add a freckle to this person.

If you want a different LTW or traits, you have to start with an entirely new person.
Origin ID: Ricalynn
Current Active Stories: Artie's TS4 Dynasty || Grim Rivalries

Please read and follow the Forum Rules.

Stories: Artie | The Race | Grim Chronicles | Revenge | Licious

Offline ladyaya

  • The Epic Panda-Cat Lover
  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 1184
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #960 on: November 02, 2012, 07:06:50 PM »
A is exactly true.   Read everything again.

Metro says if you want to use the same founder nothing is allowed to change.  NOTHING is allowed to be re-randomized.   You can't add a freckle to this person.

If you want a different LTW or traits, you have to start with an entirely new person.

Apparently I misread it.

Offline Wiry

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 1917
  • Resident Genie Expert, Evil Simlord.
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #961 on: November 02, 2012, 07:10:43 PM »
If you add a freckle, then technically it's a new founder  ;D
William's Wealth and Power Legacy

Fausta Legacy
*Twitch* GENIES!  *Twitch*
"For if Knowledge is Power, then a god am I!"- The Riddler

Offline Odie

  • Occult
  • ****
  • Posts: 499
  • Dutch mommy living in Norway
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #962 on: November 02, 2012, 07:16:45 PM »
If you add a freckle, then technically it's a new founder  ;D

So if I sit in the sun and gain a freckle I am like a new wife to my husband ;D

Just kidding, well I was just wondering really. Didn't know such a discussion would come of it. Not that I mind a good discussion :)

Anyway, it is cristal clear to me. Thanks Metro and Rica for explaining. Besides, if I have to start over I usually prefer a new sim anyway, hoping for better luck with that one and I tend to get bored with it if I have to play some generations over again with the same sim. Besides, it can be quite confusing if something happened the first time or the second time.
Unless I haven't played so long or my game was bugged, then I might use exactly the same sim.
Either way, both are ok according to the rules I think.
Problem? Don't panic! There is always a solution. You just have to find it  :D

Offline geekchic

  • Townie
  • ***
  • Posts: 188
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #963 on: November 02, 2012, 08:07:31 PM »
When  I go to click on my fairy sim it says no interactions available... may I use reset sim?

Offline Ricalynn

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 8431
  • Addicted to Dynasties? *shady eyes* Not me.
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #964 on: November 02, 2012, 08:08:07 PM »
Yes resetSim is allowed to be used at any time to try and correct something.
Origin ID: Ricalynn
Current Active Stories: Artie's TS4 Dynasty || Grim Rivalries

Please read and follow the Forum Rules.

Stories: Artie | The Race | Grim Chronicles | Revenge | Licious

Offline geekchic

  • Townie
  • ***
  • Posts: 188
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #965 on: November 02, 2012, 08:16:02 PM »
So, uhm, I can't click on her, and her husband can't do the same... even after reset. HELP. D: For clarification she can do everything any other sim can do, I just can't click on her and issue commands, and her husband can't interact either. So confused!

Offline Ricalynn

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 8431
  • Addicted to Dynasties? *shady eyes* Not me.
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #966 on: November 02, 2012, 08:25:14 PM »
Have you cleared out the caches recently or tried to go back to a backup save to see if it's still happening then? or maybe even restarting the game - dont forget to save as just in case.
Origin ID: Ricalynn
Current Active Stories: Artie's TS4 Dynasty || Grim Rivalries

Please read and follow the Forum Rules.

Stories: Artie | The Race | Grim Chronicles | Revenge | Licious

Offline geekchic

  • Townie
  • ***
  • Posts: 188
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #967 on: November 02, 2012, 08:27:04 PM »
I don't have a backup save... and uhm, I don't know how to clear caches. *sheepish*

Offline Odie

  • Occult
  • ****
  • Posts: 499
  • Dutch mommy living in Norway
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #968 on: November 02, 2012, 08:28:59 PM »
This happened to me right before getting the "green box bug".
Can you save and restart that one? Then you'll see if you have the same bug. I sure hope not!

Clear caches is explained here.
Problem? Don't panic! There is always a solution. You just have to find it  :D

Offline Ricalynn

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 8431
  • Addicted to Dynasties? *shady eyes* Not me.
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #969 on: November 02, 2012, 08:32:33 PM »
Any time you save over another save with the same name (hitting save instead of save as) you create a backup save.

For the cache files:
Make sure the game is not running and that you've restarted your computer recently.
Go into Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 3.
Inside delete the following files: compositorCache.package, scriptCache.package, simCompositorCache.package, and CASPartCache.package.
Now find the fold DCBackup in the same location.  Open it up and you should find lots of .package files.  Delete all of it but the one name ccmerged.package.   If you delete the ccmerged file then you'll need to reinstall all of your premium content to get it to work as intended.
Origin ID: Ricalynn
Current Active Stories: Artie's TS4 Dynasty || Grim Rivalries

Please read and follow the Forum Rules.

Stories: Artie | The Race | Grim Chronicles | Revenge | Licious

Offline geekchic

  • Townie
  • ***
  • Posts: 188
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #970 on: November 02, 2012, 08:36:59 PM »
Man, I feel dumb. I will try this, hopefully all will be fixed.

Offline Odie

  • Occult
  • ****
  • Posts: 499
  • Dutch mommy living in Norway
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #971 on: November 02, 2012, 08:40:47 PM »
Delete all of it but the one name ccmerged.package.   If you delete the ccmerged file then you'll need to reinstall all of your premium content to get it to work as intended.

Oh, ok! I had some trouble when deleting it, but didn't know this. Could this info please be added to the first post of this topic please? Because there it says you can delete everything in DCBackup...
Problem? Don't panic! There is always a solution. You just have to find it  :D

Offline enderkay

  • Llama Wrangler
  • **
  • Posts: 89
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #972 on: November 02, 2012, 08:57:51 PM »
So, weird new..development.

I sent the spouse off to China to pick up martial arts supplies and had him complete a couple of quests while he was there for visa points. I finished the second quest with a few hours left until his trip was up and nothing much else to do, so I had him phone himself home early.

The weird part is, when he got back to Sunset Valley, there were suddenly two of him in the household. One is standing by the mailbox at home, and one is riding a taxi back to the house like vacationers usually do. The one by the house still has all of his relationship information, while the taxi guy is merely acquaintances with everyone. Neither has any vacation information, but the one in the taxi is still carrying all of the relics he picked up on his trip.

So, two questions.

1) Has anyone else experienced this, and is it a sign of terrible horrible no good very bad things to come?
2) Do I have permission to move out the taxi guy after emptying out his pockets?

Offline Ricalynn

  • Watcher
  • ******
  • Posts: 8431
  • Addicted to Dynasties? *shady eyes* Not me.
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #973 on: November 02, 2012, 09:02:39 PM »
Actually just by the fact that you have the two of them could cause major issues with your game.   I would actually suggest going back to a prior save during the vacation and hoping that when you come back there is only one of your spouse.
Origin ID: Ricalynn
Current Active Stories: Artie's TS4 Dynasty || Grim Rivalries

Please read and follow the Forum Rules.

Stories: Artie | The Race | Grim Chronicles | Revenge | Licious

Offline Odie

  • Occult
  • ****
  • Posts: 499
  • Dutch mommy living in Norway
Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #974 on: November 02, 2012, 09:03:44 PM »
Since it seems like a bug, I would suggest going to a previous save. This seems more honest plus you could very likely prevent a lot of more to come weird buggy things possibly related to this.

Wow, what great sentences I am writing. It is 2 am, time for bed I think ;)


Edit: LOL, ok, like Rica said. That was what I was trying to say :)
Problem? Don't panic! There is always a solution. You just have to find it  :D

 

anything