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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #350 on: January 11, 2013, 08:20:18 PM »
I have a new legacy question about cheating. :P

I loathe the roof lights. They don't disappear when you zoom in and they obstruct your view.

What if I move all my roof lights to the family inventory (so I still paid for them) and "bought" the invisible lights using the buydebug cheat -- that's not REALLY cheating, is it? Thanks!

The rules of Pinstar's legacy are much looser than our Dynasty rules.  I'm sure it would be fine to use the invisible lights. I also like to use lamps and wall lights when a ceiling light isn't what I want.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #351 on: April 17, 2013, 05:32:36 PM »
My initial Legacy failed. I've been working out the details on a restart. I notice Lunar Lakes is rarely utilized, I love Sci-Fi, I play a couple stories there and I think it would be fun. I opened up a brand new Lunar Lakes, and placed a test character, after two game weeks of trying and failing at dating (everyone is married, attached, or an available jerk), I was ready to scream. I had already been back and forth over the townie list, cross referenced the wiki and attacked my keyboard with my forehead when I put the question of spouses to the TS3 official forum. The answer: import characters. My knee jerk reaction was, no! that is specifically banned, must be a fresh, clean ,new file with specific properties placed, and no unspecified alterations. I went back and read the rules again:

 "Create a brand new game file. You will be using this file exclusively to play your Legacy Challenge. You may use an existing game file, but your Legacy family must immediately become the “Active Household” and not cease to be active for the duration of the challenge. You may select any neighborhood. "

I am very much a by the rules kinda girl, so ..... By my interpretation and understanding I should be able to use a copy of one of my other older game files, which has a bit of story progression (meaning the population has cycled a couple times) as long as my actual heir is new, and active (I would be going in to an existing game doing a save as XXX, then placing a new person on a new clean 64x64 lot). I ask only because I would hate to get involved (I plan to wait a bit longer on posting this time, 4th gen failure kinda burned my cookies) only to find out I've violated a rule, especially such a big one. This would not be "importing characters" which would automatically disqualify them from the gene pool anyhow and feels too much like cheating to me. It would be effective use of story progression to wipe the slate, the evolution of the population would ensure a more balanced method without weighting the odds in any favor. The heir would still have the challenge of finding a spouse who will be born with positive, negative and neutral traits with no input from me, just not circus mix that came stock.



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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #352 on: April 17, 2013, 06:03:14 PM »
@Shadowkeeper:

Have you tried our Dynasty challenges? A big benefit in playing them is that you have plenty of official help to answer questions.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #353 on: April 18, 2013, 12:05:06 AM »
I've looked at them and read quite a few. Maybe I'll give the immortal dynasty another look.

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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #354 on: January 06, 2014, 09:47:40 PM »
My issue is that I want to start a legacy, but in Twinbrook. The problem is there is no lot that meets the requirement of costing 14,700$. I looked at the ID lot choices and figured I would use that, but that lot still doesn't bring the funds down to the desired amount stated in the legacy rules. Should I use the family funds cheat, demolish an empty house on a nicer lot, or just pick the lot and be happy with the extra cash?
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #355 on: January 06, 2014, 10:09:13 PM »
My issue is that I want to start a legacy, but in Twinbrook. The problem is there is no lot that meets the requirement of costing 14,700$. I looked at the ID lot choices and figured I would use that, but that lot still doesn't bring the funds down to the desired amount stated in the legacy rules. Should I use the family funds cheat, demolish an empty house on a nicer lot, or just pick the lot and be happy with the extra cash?

If you're talking about the legacy written by Pinstar on the official forum, you can really do anything you want because Pinstar has not updated the rules and has said that players can make whatever adjustments are needed.  If you're talking about one of our Dynasty challenges here on our Forum, it would be best to ask the question on the specific challenge thread so you can get official rulings from the Challenge Team.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #356 on: January 06, 2014, 10:25:05 PM »
I'm talking about Pinstar's rules. Just not sure what to do here. I know that if I just pick an empty lot I sort of bypass the whole poverty thing since it doesn't cost as much, so should I just get the lot or...?
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #357 on: January 06, 2014, 10:34:49 PM »
If you want to go the poverty route, bring down the money with the familyfunds cheat. It's hard to interpret Pinstar's rules since they're not updated, but that's what I'd do. Most of the big lots in other towns don't cost as much as the accepted legacy lots in Sunset Valley and Riverview, even if they're of the same size as those ones or even bigger.

Let's just say that you'll also run out of space on that 40x40 lot in Twinbrook faster than you think. ;)
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #358 on: January 06, 2014, 10:36:17 PM »
I would say to purchase the most expensive lot and then use testing cheats to reduce the family funds to the right amount.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #359 on: January 06, 2014, 10:45:31 PM »
Let's just say that you'll also run out of space on that 40x40 lot in Twinbrook faster than you think. ;)

That's why I was thinking I would just mess around with the townies and the other empty houses and such, but I'm not sure.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #360 on: January 25, 2014, 11:01:36 PM »
Hello. I'm new to the forum and this is my first post.  I've been jumping thread to thread and I'm a little confused. I've been planning to post my legacy but not so sure if it does count as a legacy. Since I'm already 4 generations down. And doesn't strictly follow legacy challenge to word. Could I post under Legacy with my current generation and work on flashbacks instead?

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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #361 on: January 26, 2014, 02:20:29 AM »
Hello. I'm new to the forum and this is my first post.  ;D I've been jumping thread to thread and I'm a little confused. I've been planning to post my legacy but not so sure if it does count as a legacy. Since I'm already 4 generations down. And doesn't strictly follow legacy challenge to word. Could I post under Legacy with my current generation and work on flashbacks instead?

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If it's based on Pinstar's legacy rules from the official Sims 3 forum, you may post it on the Legacy Board even if you make some changes to the rules.  However, if you've changed the rules to the point that it would not be recognizable as a legacy story, it should go on the Miscellaneous Stories board.  And, yes, it's fine to start your story with the 4th generation and use flashbacks.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #362 on: June 10, 2015, 08:34:19 PM »
I have a question, and I apologize if this has been hashed somewhere else.  But could I use a sim I've already played to start a legacy?  Like use the same sim from the Runaway Teen Challenge and when they age up start the Legacy?  Would that be cheating since they might have skills or lifetime rewards, etc?  Or would it be better to just save the sim in CAS and start a new game?  According to official rules, no bending.

I'm just curious.  I've been thinking about starting a legacy challenge (the Dynasty Challenge seems to hard for my current simming level :P) and am currently playing a teen I like.

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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #363 on: June 10, 2015, 11:53:53 PM »
Why not? While I can't think of many people nowadays that follow legacy rules more in-depth than "play for ten generations," I don't think it was a restriction in the rules either.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #364 on: June 11, 2015, 12:09:51 AM »
I think the whole "start a new Sim from scratch" idea was from our Dynasties.  I don't recall it being a requirement for legacies.
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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #365 on: June 11, 2015, 04:06:13 AM »
Officially,

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You may use an existing game file, but your Legacy family must immediately become the “Active Household” and not cease to be active for the duration of the challenge.

So yes. :)

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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #366 on: June 16, 2015, 07:04:12 PM »
Awesome!  Thanks everyone for answering!

I've started a Legacy with a different sim, to kind of get used to the play style.  It's pretty fun and not as scarily hard as I thought it would be, but I'm only on Gen1.

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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #367 on: February 25, 2016, 12:22:43 PM »
I would really love to read some legacy stories that don't have huge blocks of text and have nice pictures. I recommend zooming in and finding different angles. Just snapping pictures from afar at the same angle repeatedly does not make for an interesting read. I think of these stories like graphic novels. The pictures should be the main thing that draws the eye and the text should be short and sweet, explaining each picture simply. I'm just sharing this suggestion because we have a lot of good writers who can't hold my interest long due to poor picture taking and huge chunks of text.

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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #368 on: February 25, 2016, 01:34:59 PM »
You'll never get huge chunks of text from me. You'll barely get any text at all.

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Re: The Legacy Help, Tips, and Strategies Thread
« Reply #369 on: February 25, 2016, 04:45:09 PM »
I will check out your stories. Thanks!

 

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