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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2011, 08:47:35 PM »
Thanks Chronic, it feels great to find you wherever I go :)
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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2011, 04:25:50 AM »
Lol, that's the way I am. ;) Another tip guys! Always read bedtime stories for your child Sims. They get a wish and completing it gets you lifetime happiness points. :)
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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2011, 07:20:34 AM »
Another one I didn't know. You need generation to do that or you can do it in all sims?
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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2011, 07:50:49 AM »
another one I didn't know, you need generation to do that or you can do it in all sims?

Yes, it requires Generations. :)
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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2012, 12:34:12 AM »
I have some interesting facts about Sims traits (sorry if this is old!):

Schmoozer and Clumsy never had any conflicts, until Generations and Showtime. With Generations, Schmoozer conflicts with Rebellious, and with Showtime, Clumsy conflicts with Natural Born Performer.

Mean Spirited Sims can still have the good trait. Just like friendly Sims can be Evil.



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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2012, 11:51:12 AM »
To whoever said the Grim Reaper never ages, he does. Old Thread :)

There was a spaceship spring rider from Generations. It's odd..look at the pattern:

-Paw Print Marking on toy #1: Pets
-Pirate Ship spring rider: Pirates and Nobles
-Spaceship Rider: ??


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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2012, 10:02:02 PM »
To whoever said the Grim Reaper never ages, he does. Old Thread :)

There was a spaceship spring rider from Generations. It's odd..look at the pattern:

-Paw Print Marking on toy #1: Pets
-Pirate Ship spring rider: Pirates and Nobles
-Spaceship Rider: ??

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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2012, 10:58:58 PM »
What are you talking about?

The given "clues" in the Generations Expansion. They give (gave out 2, could give another) hints to future sims games. For example, the toddler spring riders. I think the normal spring rider had a paw print on it, either that or a stuffed animal from GEN.


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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #33 on: April 09, 2012, 04:36:18 AM »
Could the spaceship rider be a hint about Lunar Lakes.

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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2012, 05:20:12 AM »
The given "clues" in the Generations Expansion. They give (gave out 2, could give another) hints to future sims games. For example, the toddler spring riders. I think the normal spring rider had a paw print on it, either that or a stuffed animal from GEN.

The paw print was on the gnomes.   The spring riders were just based off kids rides as far as I could tell.  I have pictures from back in the 80s of me riding in a space ship, a pirate ship and on a horse.   I don't think they were really clues to anything but kids rides.    It's because kids want to be pirates, astronauts and cowboys!
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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2012, 11:33:35 PM »
The paw print was on the gnomes.   The spring riders were just based off kids rides as far as I could tell.  I have pictures from back in the 80s of me riding in a space ship, a pirate ship and on a horse.   I don't think they were really clues to anything but kids rides.    It's because kids want to be pirates, astronauts and cowboys!

Here's the link. And I wasn't referring to the gnomes..just the horse spring rider as a hint to pets. Read the bold conversation between EA Russia and a fan under the "Weather" section.
http://sims.wikia.com/wiki/The_Sims_3_game_rumors


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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2012, 11:41:27 PM »
Could the spaceship rider be a hint about Lunar Lakes.

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Didn't the fans vote on what the new neighborhood (which turned out to be Lunar Lakes) would be though?

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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2012, 01:38:35 AM »
I have lost pretty much lost track of the date and time, and only know when it's sunday, because I'm still in school and on summer vacation.  If the 60+ days warning doesn't come up I always just assume it's ok to post.  So, heres the thing that I unfortunatly found out:  Floor hygenators cangive you a positive moodlet if they are used only once in a while, but if you have a big house, and you put them under every door(I was using buydebug) your sim can get a nausous moodlet.  but, I was to lazy to remove the floor hygenators because that was one big house.  The lesson I learned: use floor hygenators sparingly. 
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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #38 on: July 06, 2012, 10:42:00 AM »
Actually, floor hygeniators have a chance to "fail" which is when a Sim gets the nauseous moodlet.  Also, a sim's traits can also conflict with the hygeniator in a way that certain scents effect Sims of specific traits.    Once you get the big invention skill challenge that turns your big inventions into masterful inventions, the floor hygienators should stop giving the nauseous moodlet to anyone other than a trait/scent conflict.
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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #39 on: July 06, 2012, 01:41:57 PM »
ahh, ok.  I just thought it was because I used them to much,  I know I would get kind of nauseous if I had them under every door!  It was probably because they were failing.  Because I can't imagine that very many traits would conflict with the scent.  Time to go play sims and do some tests! Err right after I finish looking at the forum.
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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #40 on: July 06, 2012, 03:10:48 PM »
As noted by Prima.

Shower Fresh Unscented:
 Neurotic Sims - Scared Moodlet
 Neat Sims - Tranquil Moodlet

Happy Day Potpourri:
 Neurotic - Scared
 Evil - Disgusted
 Grumpy - Disgusted
 Mean Spirited - Disgusted
 Over-emotional - Tranquil
 Neat - Tranquil
 Friendly - Tranquil

Outdoor Citrus Fresh:
 Neurotic - Scared
 Hates the Outdoors - Plagued by Nature
 Neat - Tranquil
 Loves the Outdoors - One with Nature
 Green Thumb - One with Nature

Scientific Refresher:
 Neurotic - Scared
 Technophobe - Disgusted
 Neat - Tranquil
 Computer Whiz - Fascinated
 Genius - Fascinated
 Handy - Fascinated
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Trivial Tidbits
« Reply #41 on: October 24, 2012, 01:28:00 AM »
Note: Thanks for merging this thread for me! I’ve modified it to help merge it a bit better.

  • Certain buildings play music that was originally in past Sims games; i.e. the spa plays Build Mode music from The Sims 1, and the elevators play the Neighborhood themes.
  • Some generic objects are reused from The Sims 2, but are oftentimes renamed in the Buy catalog.
  • After looking through some of the game’s files it appears that The Sims 3 does not store its music separate from other files, unlike past games where they were either stored as raw *.mp3 or *.package files that can be played in Windows Media Player.
  • Quite a few book titles that can be found through the Writing skill or at the library are puns on real-life books or movies.
  • It appears that many TV shows that your Sims watch were actually filmed using The Sims 2.
  • Some shows even use music from the original Sims, such as the italian chef’s bit from the Cooking channel.
  • It is possible using the first-person camera to look inside rabbit holes.
  • Occulants, like Simbots, Vampires, ect. each have a hidden trait, which gives them their unique abilities.
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  • Sims in the investigator career who hate the outdoors can burn insects with their magnifying glass, making them explode and boosting their fun level.
  • Sims that have higher Athletic skill are more likely to subdue the cheap washing machine.
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Re: Trivial Tidbits
« Reply #42 on: October 24, 2012, 04:47:18 AM »
Sims in the investigator career who hate the outdoors can burn insects with their magnifying glass and make them explode, and boost their fun level.

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Re: Trivial Tidbits
« Reply #43 on: October 24, 2012, 07:08:45 PM »
Sims in the investigator career who hate the outdoors can burn insects with their magnifying glass and make them explode, and boost their fun level.
Interesting, I’ll add that. I’ve never actually tried that profession.
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Re: Trivial Tidbits
« Reply #44 on: October 25, 2012, 08:12:02 AM »
Athletic sims have a greater chance of subduing the cheap washing machine.

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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #45 on: January 09, 2013, 10:16:50 PM »
This thread could have so much potential, if only it could be more active.
I don't know how many people know this, but you could use the flooring tool to color/tile the ceiling on build mode.
Also, if you fire fireworks indoors, it will start a fire.
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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2013, 10:52:51 AM »
I've been reading this page and think it's a great idea.  I think it should be on the sim guide though not lost in the forum.  I loved the short lists that were created and have one to add that I've noticed myself.

Witch Sims - Witch sims can not curse a super natural sim only human sims. I was just bored and trying to turn the town into toads when I noticed some I couldn't turn.

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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2013, 11:09:33 AM »
I've been reading this page and think it's a great idea.  I think it should be on the sim guide though not lost in the forum.  I loved the short lists that were created and have one to add that I've noticed myself.

Witch Sims - Witch sims can not curse a super natural sim only human sims. I was just bored and trying to turn the town into toads when I noticed some I couldn't turn.

Supernatural Sims cannot be turned into toads but the other curses can be used on them.
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Re: Did You Know Section & Pinstar's Legacy Challenge
« Reply #48 on: February 02, 2013, 04:03:54 PM »
I'm moving this thread to the General Discussion Board, it is better placed there. Also the Pinstar's Legacy Challenge rules will be joined with the Legacy Help Thread where it is more appropriate, this thread will now be solely for "Did You Know" information.  :)
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Re: Did You Know Section
« Reply #49 on: February 03, 2013, 10:39:32 PM »
I just found out that everytime you click on the Beverage Maker the combination of the beverages you can make changes.

 

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