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Offline Rhoxi

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Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« on: September 21, 2012, 07:13:39 PM »

I was experiencing a weird glitch earlier today while playing, but I figured out what was going on. Figured I'd share with y'all so hopefully you can avoid the frustration.

The new mood lamp in supernatural provides little moodlets. While one of these moodlets is on your sim, they cannot "try for baby" or age up whether by birthday cake or naturally. So, if you're experiencing trouble aging up or trying to make a baby, check for the moodlet and get rid of it. My sims were getting a permanent moodlet from the lamp even when they weren't in the same room or lot as the lamp anymore, so it took me awhile to figure out what was going on.

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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2012, 11:46:43 PM »
I knew about the "Try For Baby," but I didn't know about the aging up. Thanks for the tip!
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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2012, 09:09:58 AM »
Thanks! That might explain why one of my kids just refused to age up no matter what I did. I was so confused why nothing worked not even letting her age naturally.

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2012, 02:03:54 PM »
Thanks for the tip, Rhoxi!

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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2012, 08:09:06 PM »
I also had a Sim (not a fairy) whose skin color kept going funny - green once and yellow a couple of times.  I wasted a couple of hours digging around on the boards to see if this was a known bug until I finally noticed that she had a moodlet for "feeling yellow" caused by "mood lamp".  Sheesh!

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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2012, 05:45:57 PM »
Thank you! I finally got my witch pregnant, and she gave birth to a little adorable witch girl. It was all her fairy fiance's fault. He keeps having the mood lamp moodlet when he's been nowhere near a lamp! I was so frustrated at having them try for a baby all the time. Although they seemed to enjoy it, lol.

I expected them to have triplets since they both have the fertility treatment but she only had one. Probably for the best since there is already an adopted toddler, two adult dogs and three puppies in the house...

By the way, I think I read somewhere that the moodlamp attracts zombies so you could put one outside your house far away from the garden, I haven't tried it yet, but I'm going to experiment with it.

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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2012, 06:04:07 PM »
The most babies she was able to have was two, since Sims plus pets can only equal 10. :)
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Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 01:49:44 AM »
The Mood Lamp works incredibly well with zombies. They are indeed attracted and keep staring at the lamp for hours. I find it much better than the peashooter because there is nothing to micro-manage, when often I have to give instructions to the peashooter.
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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2012, 10:29:27 AM »
Thanks for sharing this information!  :) I had been wondering why my sims' baby wouldn't age up (both with the birthday cake and naturally -the age was stuck ag 0 days for several Sim days). Even forcing the baby to age up using cheats didn't work for the first couple of tries (and I hate using cheats).

There was a mood lamp in the room, it was the first time using the object. I'll remove the lamp now until this issue is fixed.

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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2012, 10:38:55 AM »
Thank you. I'm using a lamp outside to attract the zombies. I will keep a eye on my sims aging.

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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2012, 12:24:53 PM »
I too had problems with my one young sim not aging up. I didnt realize it was the mood lamp.  Funny thing too she was the most attracted to it and always had a positive moodlet from it.  I had her blow out the candles on the cake 3 times and nothing happened.  It didnt happen naturally either.  Thank-you!

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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2012, 02:49:16 PM »
You also can't save Sims in the Library, (household bin) while the Sims are under the affect of the lamp, it's considered by the game to be a transformation, like a werewolf.
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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2012, 10:23:52 AM »
I wonder why the game considers it to be a transformation.

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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2012, 03:38:49 PM »
How do you get rid of the moodle that comes with the mood lamp? I am trying to age my faerie child up and I can't figure out how to get rid of the moodlet from the mood lamp

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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2012, 06:52:27 PM »
I wonder why the game considers it to be a transformation.

Could be because it changes the skin color.

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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2012, 09:06:57 PM »
I have a theory on the not aging up and not trying for baby thing(I have lots of theories!  I love theories!)  Maybe it's because if you tried for a  baby with that skin tone, there could be a possibility of them getting that skin tone?  Maybe the game is programed to where it changes the actual cas skin tone while they have the moodlet.  And maybe the aging up thing is because it would be set like that?  I don't know, it's just my theory. 
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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2012, 10:41:06 AM »
I have a theory on the not aging up and not trying for baby thing(I have lots of theories!  I love theories!)  Maybe it's because if you tried for a  baby with that skin tone, there could be a possibility of them getting that skin tone?  Maybe the game is programed to where it changes the actual cas skin tone while they have the moodlet.  And maybe the aging up thing is because it would be set like that?  I don't know, it's just my theory. 
Wow, that seems very logical. That's probably the reason for it.

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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2012, 11:14:09 AM »
Oh! Thank You! That helps a lot, as always with a new expansion pack it can be difficult to keep track of what exactly is going on - this eliminates one question mark :)

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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2012, 09:52:54 AM »
Is the mood lamp worth getting? 

I just bought the game yesterday and spent most of my time remodeling the house.  So, I have a lot to learn about what is what, good to have and bad things to stay from. 

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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2012, 10:41:50 AM »
Is the mood lamp worth getting? 

I just bought the game yesterday and spent most of my time remodeling the house.  So, I have a lot to learn about what is what, good to have and bad things to stay from.
I do think it is useful as it gives a +10 moodlet, you just have to be careful and remember to turn it off when aging a sim and having a sim try for baby.

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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2012, 04:15:24 PM »
I do think it is useful as it gives a +10 moodlet, you just have to be careful and remember to turn it off when aging a sim and having a sim try for baby.

It also makes it easier to build relationships, especially romantic ones. Turn it to pink and turn it on - romantic interactions are more readily accepted. At least it seems like they are.
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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2012, 10:17:01 AM »
How do you get rid of the moodle that comes with the mood lamp? I am trying to age my faerie child up and I can't figure out how to get rid of the moodlet from the mood lamp

Hello. For anyone that does not know, you can do the following:

1 - Hold cntrl + shift + c to open the text box
2 - Type "testingcheatsenabled true" and click the enter button
3 - Then, to remove the mood lamp moodlet, cntrl + left mouse click on it

It turns your Sim's skin color back to normal and my child sim was able to age up immediately. I hope this is helpful.

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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #22 on: November 24, 2012, 11:36:59 PM »
OK can anyone please tell me how do I find the mood lamp? It is in which category in buy mode?

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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2012, 04:22:02 AM »
You can find it on Parties under Entertainment and Table Lamps under Lighting.

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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2012, 03:57:39 AM »
It also makes it easier to build relationships, especially romantic ones. Turn it to pink and turn it on - romantic interactions are more readily accepted. At least it seems like they are.

so, that means the lamp had the France incense effect? Is it having any effect the same as the other incense too?
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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2013, 08:06:56 AM »
Can anyone tell me how the different colors affect a sim's mood?
Is there anyone who can explain to me how the different colors on mood lamp affects a sim's mood? It could be nice with a list of all the colors.

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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2013, 11:09:27 PM »
Can anyone tell me how the different colors affect a sim's mood?
Is there anyone who can explain to me how the different colors on mood lamp affects a sim's mood? It could be nice with a list of all the colors.

Not sure if you still need or want this, but here you go:

There are six colors - Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Pink, and Purple

The Blue light is the only one that lowers your Sim's mood.
Red and Yellow don't do much besides raise your mood - I haven't had my Sims do anything unusual using it.
Normal Sims risk being turned into Toads when around the Green light.
Pink causes your Sims to flirt and be more romantic autonomously.
And Purple kind of zens everyone - no negative moodlets in it's vicinity; I usually use it while they're sleeping.
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Re: Be Careful with the new Mood Lamp
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2013, 07:06:45 AM »
Some effects that may go unnoticed:
Red - more chance to be insulting
Yellow - more chance to be funny
Green - more chance to be friendly
Blue - increase in skill gain for musical skills

 

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