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« Reply #175 on: August 11, 2010, 04:18:06 PM »
In my legacy the 2nd gen. brother and sister married sister and brother of another family. Spouse icons aren't together, so it gets confusing. Thanks.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #176 on: August 11, 2010, 04:29:50 PM »
Can someone give me a link to "Pinstar's Rules?" So I assume it is a guideline for legacies? That would be very helpful, thank you in advance! :)

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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #178 on: August 11, 2010, 08:49:21 PM »
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #179 on: August 12, 2010, 12:25:38 AM »
I'm missing my legacy so much right now!!
I just want to get wishmasters finished so I can go back to it. hehe
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #180 on: August 23, 2010, 12:44:34 AM »
Earlier in this thread I posted about the troubles I was having, focusing the camera when a painter captures a still-life, as a means to paint a portrait for a legacy. I continued to have such a hard time with it, that I changed the rules of my legacy so as not to require portraits. Now we have the Immortal Dynasty Challenge, and I was already feeling like I'd be unable to participate for that same reason. I needed to resolve my portrait problems.

I got onto my maxed painter sim and played around with the camera and it dawned on me that I'd been struggling with trying to focus on a moving target, when in fact the tilde key would pause the movement. I had thought there was no way to do that. So, with my confidence back, I had my painter paint a couple self-portraits and to my surprise the other problem I'd been having was still there. Despite a large variation in sim traits and skills, all the portraits come out looking like these, dotty and unclear:



Is there a way to get clearer portraits? Or is this just a result typical of "still life portraits"? She doesn't have a "portrait" option, even though she's maxed.

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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #181 on: August 23, 2010, 01:12:26 AM »
@LlamaMama:

Your painter can paint portraits at level 7.  You just need to click on the easel and select Portrait.  What happens when you try to do that with your painter Sim?  As for the grainy paintings, you can't control that.  It's just what the painter happens to paint.

As for the Immortal Dynasty Challenge, it specifies portraits, not still life.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #182 on: August 23, 2010, 01:16:26 AM »
Does Portrait only come up if there is someone else on your lot? Isn't still-life the only option for self-portrait?
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #183 on: August 23, 2010, 01:17:51 AM »
I believe portrait would only come up when someone is on your lot, similar to painting ice sim sculptures. I'm also pretty sure still life is the only option for self-portrait.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #184 on: August 23, 2010, 01:24:53 AM »
I just double-checked and my only options are paint, paint from memory, paint still-life, paint stylized still-life. I think it must be because she's alone on the lot.

As for the Dynasty, then, one would need to have more than one painter to at least level 7 if self-portraits are not an option?
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #185 on: August 23, 2010, 01:27:47 AM »

As for the Dynasty, then, one would need to have more than one painter to at least level 7 if self-portraits are not an option?

That is exactly what I am going to do, have at least 2 sims that are at level 7 painting to do the portraits.  Our spouses will be excellent for this I feel.

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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #186 on: August 23, 2010, 01:30:08 AM »
Right, being alone on the lot would explain why the portrait option isn't coming up.

I've sent a message to Metro about the portraits for the Immortal Dynasty Challenge.  My thought is that you will need a painter other than the immortal Sim to do a portrait.  It was Pinstar's rules that allowed a still life to count as a portrait, but not Metro's.  I'll hear back from him about it tomorrow and let you know for sure.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #187 on: August 23, 2010, 01:35:45 AM »
Thanks. I just invited a sim onto the lot and the portrait option did come up, resulting in a much better-quality image than the self-portraits. Those self-portraits were masterpiece quality despite the poor realism.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #188 on: August 23, 2010, 08:47:45 AM »
Hi everyone. I'll jump in here and respond. Portraits only for Immortal Dynasty. A still-life self portrait does not fulfill the requirement.

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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #189 on: August 25, 2010, 08:09:44 PM »
My legacy home is getting pretty crowded, and my spare has almost reached his LTW. If I kick him out, he might leave town, but if I buy him a house for his family, then my legacy funds are less. What do you do?
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #190 on: August 25, 2010, 08:12:42 PM »
If you have played them they shouldn't move out? I think?
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #191 on: August 25, 2010, 10:39:36 PM »
My legacy home is getting pretty crowded, and my spare has almost reached his LTW. If I kick him out, he might leave town, but if I buy him a house for his family, then my legacy funds are less. What do you do?

He might leave town even if you buy him a house.  I've had that happen before.  If it was me, depending on how much is in family funds, I'd probably kick him out.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #192 on: August 27, 2010, 07:36:44 PM »
I can't kick him out now. I've spent his 50K happiness on a Food Replicator for the family.

I love the real estate options now. The 4 adults all get the same wish regarding venues or partnerships, and when one takes the action, all 4 of them get the big points!
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #193 on: August 30, 2010, 01:58:38 AM »
I'm discovering one unexpected side-effect of playing 7 sims in a household. It takes forever to get through a generation (pause/queue, rinse, repeat x 7). I'm going to have to move the adult spare and his family out of the house. I was thinking of moving them into his wife's mom's house (the mom has a baby younger than theirs!). I assume I have to do this through some ingame method, not in Edit Town. If the wife makes nice with her mom, will the option come up to move her entire family into the mom's house? If not, how would I do this?

Edit: Never mind, I'm such a ninny. It was way less painful to kick them out than I realized.  :-X
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #194 on: August 30, 2010, 07:38:14 AM »
My solution was often the Grandparents!  ;) Take control of both heirs and only control the other sims if necessary!
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #195 on: August 30, 2010, 10:23:10 AM »
When i have a large number of SIMS in my legacy house i tend to ignore half of them especially spares.
I used to feel guilty about throwing anyone out of the house but now its a case of get out and stay out.
Its the elders that get in the way for me my current heir is just 86 and she has her son his wife and three kiddies living with her plus her teenage son (menopause baby)
All she does is wake up in the middle of the night chat to all the ghosts then sleep all day. I cant kick her out because she is the heir and isnt there a rule about heirs dying in the house.
Whats the betting she lives for days and days too  ;)

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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #196 on: August 30, 2010, 02:14:17 PM »
Samoht, how did you get them to move in with the grandparents?

Elders + running bug makes for spry gardeners. My elder would wake from the farthest bedroom room and be first to arrive to help crying babies in the night.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #197 on: August 30, 2010, 02:24:10 PM »
Well my Legacy Grandparents stay in the same house as their kids and grand kids.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #198 on: August 30, 2010, 02:28:49 PM »
I don't think there's a rule that heirs HAVE to stay in the house till they die, but mine usually do.  Elders are awesome for cleaning, gardening, child care, tutoring, or money making activities like painting. 

When I have a full house of sims I usually only control the ones that still have LTW's to accomplish, and occasionally I'll send a spare or elder off to an activity that needs to be done.  But mostly they just have a lot of free time to do whatever they like.  :)

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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #199 on: August 30, 2010, 02:37:35 PM »
The only rule about family members is no known rich sims should move in and the main family must stay on that lot the whole duration of the legacy.
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