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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #975 on: November 02, 2012, 09:12:35 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.

Okay, no problem. My last save is from right before the vacation, so it won't set me back too much. But honestly, if I get another glitch before my heir is born I might just give up and start over. This is getting annoying, and I guess I can always just rebuild the house.. :'(

ETA: Well, that save won't even load, so I think I'm just going to reroll and start over. I'm paranoid about this file now to the point where it's stopped being fun. Sigh.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #976 on: November 03, 2012, 09:27:00 AM »
I've run into an unfortunate bug with my Gen 2 heiress, a vampire. I'm using Logic for her skill challenges, but now she suddenly can't stargaze anymore, she will 'jump' away from the telescope every time I order her to stargaze. I tried using the reset command but that unfortunately didn't help.

Does anybody know if there is a way to resolve this problem? In a pinch, I suppose I could just do the other logic challenges plus an extra one from some other skillset, but I'd prefer not to have to do that unless it's the last resort.



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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #977 on: November 03, 2012, 09:29:47 AM »
The only way that sims can use the telescope at the moment is when they autonomously use it, and that's rather unreliable.

Supposedly the problem will fix itself if you get Seasons, so you could hold off until Seasons arrives.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #978 on: November 03, 2012, 10:03:58 AM »
Thanks for the reply, I'll work on her other challenges in the meantime then. :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #979 on: November 03, 2012, 12:52:44 PM »
I've moved in 2 spouses/spouses-to-be for two of my other people in the house. But one of them has already moved out. Does this mean I've failed?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #980 on: November 03, 2012, 01:01:45 PM »
I've moved in 2 spouses/spouses-to-be for two of my other people in the house. But one of them has already moved out. Does this mean I've failed?

You moved in spouses for spares and not the heir?  Then yes you've failed.   The only people allowed to be added to the household is spouses for heirs and extra spares that are born. 
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« Reply #981 on: November 03, 2012, 01:04:04 PM »
You moved in spouses for spares and not the heir?  Then yes you've failed.   The only people allowed to be added to the household is spouses for heirs and extra spares that are born.

Ah, I misread the rule. Doesn't matter though. I'll just start again.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #982 on: November 03, 2012, 01:15:33 PM »
There was something in Q & A I was wondering about though. It says that you can use an heir from a previous attempt for a new one. But could I chose one of my spares, roll their traits and use them instead?
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« Reply #983 on: November 03, 2012, 02:21:02 PM »
I've never been really clear on the heir's spouse thing (it's a minor nitpick): if they had to be married prior to move-in (or even married at all!). To that end, and in light of the wedding/move-in bug the patch introduced, am I ok to move in the spouse first, and then do the wedding? (I assume yes, but like to double triple quadruple check :) )

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #984 on: November 03, 2012, 02:35:32 PM »
Actually it's always been very clear that you cannot move in anyone other than an heir's spouse and the spares.  We've said a couple of times that we didn't want you guys to move in spouses for spares.   Metro's ruling was clear on that.  As for the new bug, I'll let him decide.  Adding a spare's spouse to the house is like adding a helper which is against the rules. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #985 on: November 03, 2012, 02:50:29 PM »
There was something in Q & A I was wondering about though. It says that you can use an heir from a previous attempt for a new one. But could I chose one of my spares, roll their traits and use them instead?

I'm pretty sure you can do that, it's like using a new sim to start over, as long as the traits get re-rolled.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #986 on: November 03, 2012, 03:29:07 PM »
I've never been really clear on the heir's spouse thing (it's a minor nitpick): if they had to be married prior to move-in (or even married at all!). To that end, and in light of the wedding/move-in bug the patch introduced, am I ok to move in the spouse first, and then do the wedding? (I assume yes, but like to double triple quadruple check :) )

If a bug is preventing you from moving in a spouse, then I feel we need to make an allowance and allow you to move in a potential spouse and then have the wedding. But it needs to be immediate — i.e. move in and wedding on the same day...zero delays.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #987 on: November 03, 2012, 03:38:21 PM »
There was something in Q & A I was wondering about though. It says that you can use an heir from a previous attempt for a new one. But could I chose one of my spares, roll their traits and use them instead?

If you rolled random traits for the spare or they were given traits by the game, then you need to keep the traits that you received.   If the spare was given traits that you wanted, then you get one random roll and then you can continue. 


Ladyaya - you've been warned before about giving out advice that may be faulty. This was not something that has ever been discussed amongst the challenge board team so you giving an answer that wasn't for sure could cost someone their chance a clean restart and make them start over.   Please Please Please be careful about what you say in the future both on this board and other threads when it comes to the dynasties about what is and isn't allowed.   If you think you see something on another person's thread, don't tell them they did it wrong - send a PM to Metro, Ratchie and myself with a link to the thread with your concern.


This isn't just for ladyaya but for everyone, if it's not something that's ever been said before, don't just assume that your interpretation is correct.  It's not good for you or the person you advised if it's not actually fact.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #988 on: November 03, 2012, 03:42:14 PM »
I'm guessing there is no work around for the messed up Stargazing? Rabbit did have 44 out of 50 Stars and the wish but now is unable to complete it...  >:(
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #989 on: November 03, 2012, 03:43:40 PM »
I'm guessing there is no work around for the messed up Stargazing? Rabbit did have 44 out of 50 Stars and the wish but now is unable to complete it...  >:(

She may autonomously start using the telescope if you don't give her anything else to do.  That's the best work around I can give you until Seasons comes out.  It's almost assured that it will fix itself if you're downloading the new EP but for those people not getting it right away - we have no idea of when to expect a change.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #990 on: November 03, 2012, 03:48:18 PM »
If a bug is preventing you from moving in a spouse, then I feel we need to make an allowance and allow you to move in a potential spouse and then have the wedding. But it needs to be immediate — i.e. move in and wedding on the same day...zero delays.

Since Shirin's question was referring to the spouses of heirs, does that mean I failed? When I started my dynasty, I almost immediately moved in Pappy after he and Cadmium got engaged, but they got married a couple weeks after he moved in. No one had anything to say about it either, in spite of the gap between move-in time and marriage being made pretty clear in the story.

Even the rules (specifically under Household Matters) use the term "spouse/partner" multiple times, implying that heirs don't have to be married to who they move in. It's just that the spouse/partner in question is the only one they can move in, and the one who has to usher in the next generation. Or so I thought.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #991 on: November 03, 2012, 03:51:02 PM »
She may autonomously start using the telescope if you don't give her anything else to do.  That's the best work around I can give you until Seasons comes out.  It's almost assured that it will fix itself if you're downloading the new EP but for those people not getting it right away - we have no idea of when to expect a change.

I won't be getting Seasons straight away. Hmph. Well time to try and make up that extra wish...  :-\

Edit: Can't really lock her in an enclosure with a telescope either, I mean try caging a Ghost. :D
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #992 on: November 03, 2012, 04:02:34 PM »
Since Shirin's question was referring to the spouses of heirs, does that mean I failed? When I started my dynasty, I almost immediately moved in Pappy after he and Cadmium got engaged, but they got married a couple weeks after he moved in. No one had anything to say about it either, in spite of the gap between move-in time and marriage being made pretty clear in the story.

Even the rules (specifically under Household Matters) use the term "spouse/partner" multiple times, implying that heirs don't have to be married to who they move in. It's just that the spouse/partner in question is the only one they can move in, and the one who has to usher in the next generation. Or so I thought.

Hmmm, this is a good question. I really understood that a spouse can (only) move in once the heir is at marriageble age (and not before), not that they have to get married straight away. Or even get married before moving in... Actually, does it say anywhere in the rules that they have to be married at all?
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #993 on: November 03, 2012, 04:12:28 PM »
Ok I was confused and thought Shirin was talking about spares because of the comment by Snuffles apparently.   As for what Metro just said, I'm asking for further clarification and we'll get back to you guys soon, alright?

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #994 on: November 03, 2012, 04:36:39 PM »
Hmmm, this is a good question. I really understood that a spouse can (only) move in once the heir is at marriageble age (and not before), not that they have to get married straight away. Or even get married before moving in... Actually, does it say anywhere in the rules that they have to be married at all?

Ok I was confused and thought Shirin was talking about spares because of the comment by Snuffles apparently.   As for what Metro just said, I'm asking for further clarification and we'll get back to you guys soon, alright?

Thanks, because apparently there are several of us who may have been confused about this. I was also under the impression that marriage doesn't have to be immediate or even occur at all, as long as the partner is living in the house by the time Try For Baby is attempted and then never leaves. The founder for my new attempt moved in Finnegan Sawyer a little while ago, but they haven't gotten married yet because I honestly haven't been in a rush to do so. My last attempt went similarly, and I even mentioned it here without anyone saying anything.  :-\

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #995 on: November 03, 2012, 04:38:14 PM »
I was thinking the same thing, except that spouses can come and go, so the thing about them never leaving is false for this dynasty.
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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #996 on: November 03, 2012, 05:08:35 PM »
I was thinking the same thing, except that spouses can come and go, so the thing about them never leaving is false for this dynasty.

Yep, founder and heirs are the only ones that have to stay in the household.
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« Reply #997 on: November 03, 2012, 05:18:26 PM »
Probably half of the people doing the dynasty have moved in spouses and gotten them married much later while waiting for wishes to pop. It was never mentioned by anyone on the challenge board team that we couldn't do it. In the Immortal Dynasty, we don't even have to get married as long as the other sim is in the house (I think). Since it says spouse/partner in the rules, I'm not sure why it's become a zero hour from move-in to marriage thing now.

Edit: What about IFs and Genies, that have to be added to the house before a wedding can take place? I have no idea if it's even possible to go steady with a genie that hasn't been freed. I don't know if it's possible with an IF either. Now I am very confused.

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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #998 on: November 03, 2012, 05:30:04 PM »
Thank you everyone for being patient and not causing too much trouble while we talked it over.

There was confusion based on everything that was going on at the time.   So we're clear - the only people allowed to move in are potential spouses that are brought in by the heir that they are going to marry. Marriage does not have to happen immediately so you can continue to do as many have done before. 


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Re: The Sims 3 Life States Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #999 on: November 03, 2012, 06:08:52 PM »
Thank you everyone for being patient and not causing too much trouble while we talked it over.

There was confusion based on everything that was going on at the time.   So we're clear - the only people allowed to move in are potential spouses that are brought in by the heir that they are going to marry. Marriage does not have to happen immediately so you can continue to do as many have done before.

Ok, but marriage does have to happen eventually then? That is not mentioned in the rules.
If so, is there any time limit to that?
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