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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #325 on: March 22, 2011, 08:48:26 PM »
I went to Target and bought a copy fresh off the shelf.  Have just finished downloading it and started it up, and am excited about getting a chance to play.  I loved the intro backstory about being the "Watcher" and choosing heroes to guide in building a new civilization.  And of course, every outfit I've seen is amazing.  I can't wait to really get into it!  *scurries off to play*

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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #326 on: March 22, 2011, 09:24:58 PM »
I am not happy.  I pre-ordered Sims Medieval weeks ago.  Today I got the download information in an email.  What?!?  I wanted the disk!  I got on a live chat with EA and apparently I had mistakenly ordered the downloadable version.  Gah!  The EA representative was very nice and issued me a refund for the downloadable version and gave me a special code that will still let me get the bonus items with the disk version that I have to order now.  The problem now is that the refund won't come for about a week and I don't have the extra cash to buy the disk right now.  I'll have to wait a couple of days or until the refund comes. 
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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #327 on: March 22, 2011, 09:27:19 PM »
I'm so sorry to hear that, Pam. I really am. Is there anything we can do to help?

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« Reply #328 on: March 22, 2011, 09:41:41 PM »
I'm so sorry to hear that, Pam. I really am. Is there anything we can do to help?

Unless you all want to pitch in and buy me the disk tonight, then no.  But thanks for the sentiment.  :)
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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #329 on: March 22, 2011, 10:35:02 PM »
I picked my copy of the game up at Walmart this morning. There is a card in the game with a separate code for the "Limited Edition bonus items." Oh and surprise of all surprises, there was an update as soon the game was installed!

I've played a few hours today, but have gotten stuck on how to do something for a quest.  Pretty simple for Sims 3 players to pick up with a lot of the controls being the same.

I am thrilled to see a new forum going up for The Sims Medieval!   ;D


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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #330 on: March 22, 2011, 11:10:22 PM »
I preordered mine on amazon and paid the $.99 for release day shipping shipping and waited and waited all day until 6:30Pm for the ups guy!! (when my husband orders something it comes in the morning!!) and I have it all loaded and a game started but the kids won't go to bed :( otherwise it seems very like sims 3 in some ways (so the controls will seem understandable) but different in that they moved the things around and renamed them/modified them so that it doesn't seem like the sims 3 with different clothes. As I was writing my husband came to deal with the kids so I can go play!!!

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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #331 on: March 22, 2011, 11:36:51 PM »
I didn't get my email for the downloadable version until EA counter was done but once I got it loaded everything was good for a while.  I love the tutorial and everything I've seen so far but there are apparently some bugs are available for play, as well!  I've crashed three times today, whoops. ::)
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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #332 on: March 22, 2011, 11:48:34 PM »
We had two "The Sims Medieval" topics, so I merged them.
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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #333 on: March 23, 2011, 01:20:43 AM »
My husband just brought it home after work for me! Too bad it's almost bedtime; if I installed it now I'd be up all night!
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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #334 on: March 23, 2011, 01:29:21 AM »
I noticed the card in the card with the code to get those extra items.  It said while in game, go to options and click on redeem code, well, there is no redeem code in options. Oh well, not a big deal, but I don't think there is more than one option button, lol. :)
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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #335 on: March 23, 2011, 01:32:19 AM »
I noticed the card in the card with the code to get those extra items.  It said while in game, go to options and click on redeem code, well, there is no redeem code in options. Oh well, not a big deal, but I don't think there is more than one option button, lol. :)

I had read on the official EA forum that others were also having issues redeeming the codes.  They described what you did.  I installed mine, played for a few minutes and have yet to get back on.  I will get on it sometime tonight and see if I have the same problem or not.
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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #336 on: March 23, 2011, 09:19:59 AM »
I noticed the card in the card with the code to get those extra items.  It said while in game, go to options and click on redeem code, well, there is no redeem code in options. Oh well, not a big deal, but I don't think there is more than one option button, lol. :)

I think I saw the Redeem Code button when I clicked the "...", not actually inside the Options menu.

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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #337 on: March 23, 2011, 09:29:59 AM »
I haven't been able to find the Redeem Code either, but it didn't stop me from playing all day until well past bedtime!   ;D
 
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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #338 on: March 23, 2011, 10:38:26 AM »
So did anyone actually reach the end?

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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #339 on: March 23, 2011, 10:48:01 AM »
I downloaded my copy last night and hit the install button before I ran off to work.  Just need to patch when I get home and I will start playing.  For those of you who've already been playing, are we able to design and dress our own sims like in TS3?  I read that we don't have the option to build like in TS3, which I think is a bit of a bummer - the building, decorating, designing aspects of TS3 are my favorite features. 

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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #340 on: March 23, 2011, 10:55:09 AM »
I was able to redeem the code. Did it prompt you to update before you started playing? When I was in the game the last item on the ... Menu was redeem code. I'll try to post a screen shot when I get home from work. My princess throne room is very cute! I find the camera aspect to be the hardest to get used to it is just straight on as if you were sitting in front of a dollhouse and can only see in the front of it so I wonder how that will affect people who like to make movies. But I found it really fun, I was up way too late!!! And I don't want to go to work today :)

You do get to choose your sims outfit and have the option to recolor it as well. You can also change clothes by clicking on a chest in your rooms.

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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #341 on: March 23, 2011, 01:11:56 PM »
Here is a walk through on how to redeem the limited edition code from the official site:

http://support.ea.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4960

Hope that helps everyone!  My copy is supposed to be here in a couple hours, if my UPS man is on time, but at least I've got the player's guide to keep me compnay!   ;D

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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #342 on: March 23, 2011, 01:55:07 PM »
I find the camera aspect to be the hardest to get used to it is just straight on as if you were sitting in front of a dollhouse and can only see in the front of it so I wonder how that will affect people who like to make movies.

I wouldn't worry too much about them.  They're adaptable people.
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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #343 on: March 23, 2011, 06:08:14 PM »
@Filly,

Thanks so much for the link to unlock the code. The card enclosed with the game was very misleading about where to find the "Redeem Code" button. Off to get my bonus stuff!   :D

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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #344 on: March 23, 2011, 07:44:08 PM »
I am not happy.  I pre-ordered Sims Medieval weeks ago.  Today I got the download information in an email.  What?!?  I wanted the disk!  I got on a live chat with EA and apparently I had mistakenly ordered the downloadable version.  Gah!  The EA representative was very nice and issued me a refund for the downloadable version and gave me a special code that will still let me get the bonus items with the disk version that I have to order now.  The problem now is that the refund won't come for about a week and I don't have the extra cash to buy the disk right now.  I'll have to wait a couple of days or until the refund comes. 

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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #345 on: March 23, 2011, 08:27:52 PM »
There is a card in the game with a separate code for the "Limited Edition bonus items." Oh and surprise of all surprises, there was an update as soon the game was installed!

My thoughts on the patch were that it took all of 45 seconds to put on Metro's mac, so I was content. The people who pirate the game are already a version behind. I didn't even look at what it corrected, but I'm sure it was potentially annoying to them ;)

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Re: The Sims Medieval
« Reply #346 on: March 23, 2011, 10:46:26 PM »
I am just now getting to install my game! I am SO excited!!!!! Too bad I'll be gone all weekend :(

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« Reply #347 on: March 24, 2011, 02:50:41 AM »
My thoughts on the patch were that it took all of 45 seconds to put on Metro's mac, so I was content. The people who pirate the game are already a version behind. I didn't even look at what it corrected, but I'm sure it was potentially annoying to them ;)

It has to make you wonder how much of that is intentional.   :D
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« Reply #348 on: March 24, 2011, 04:19:11 AM »
I find the camera aspect to be the hardest to get used to it is just straight on as if you were sitting in front of a dollhouse and can only see in the front of it so I wonder how that will affect people who like to make movies.

I probably will find a way around it, but I do hope the Tab function isn't that much of a difference compared to The Sims 3.
Don't forget that the trailers are also shot from different camera perspectives. And it seems that panning, zooming as well as turning still goes smooth.

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« Reply #349 on: March 24, 2011, 09:55:30 AM »
Yeah the camera is the hardest thing to get used too. Because you can only rotate when you are following your sim around. It's kind of annoying..unless I just haven't figured out another way to rotate without that camera mode on.