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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #550 on: November 10, 2013, 12:06:17 PM »
I've just installed Showtime (yay!) and I'm just about to open up my dynasty file. I want to place Master Mick's Karaoke Bar in the town so do I have to do that now?

EDIT: I've just got the message to add the different lots, so do I have to add them all or just the ones I want?
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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #551 on: November 10, 2013, 12:08:51 PM »
Can heirs not have the same career as founders?



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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #553 on: November 10, 2013, 01:38:24 PM »
I've just installed Showtime (yay!) and I'm just about to open up my dynasty file. I want to place Master Mick's Karaoke Bar in the town so do I have to do that now?

EDIT: I've just got the message to add the different lots, so do I have to add them all or just the ones I want?

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This is from the edit town FAQ page:

When I get a new expansion, can I place the new buildings into my town or do I have to wait?
 -- You have to place the buildings at the exact moment you load up the game after you receive the expansion.  Sometimes the game will prompt you but not all of the lots someone may need/want are available at the time.  This is a one time deal so make sure you have everything ready before you play your dynasty again.

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #554 on: November 10, 2013, 01:40:57 PM »
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This is from the edit town FAQ page:

When I get a new expansion, can I place the new buildings into my town or do I have to wait?
 -- You have to place the buildings at the exact moment you load up the game after you receive the expansion.  Sometimes the game will prompt you but not all of the lots someone may need/want are available at the time.  This is a one time deal so make sure you have everything ready before you play your dynasty again.

Thank you, Nutella. I just wanted to make sure.  :)
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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #555 on: November 10, 2013, 01:53:20 PM »
EDIT: I've just got the message to add the different lots, so do I have to add them all or just the ones I want?

Sorry didn't answer this question earlier.  You can just add the ones you want, don't have to add them all.


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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #556 on: November 14, 2013, 01:38:02 AM »
So, somehow when I was reading Orange Iguana's Evans Jail Immortal Dynasty, I missed the part where Match Maker (social networking) is bugged - it's not registering as complete for me, though my Sim in question has met 32 friends via the Sim Finder app, and has turned all 32 of them into a Romantic Interest with one of the other 32 (for a total of 16 couples). Somehow, his dead parents and his dead in-laws are also showing up, so he match-made his parents as an RI with each other, and his in-laws as an RI with each other too.

In desperation, I even took the sim and his wife on a holiday to France to start matching the French and the Explorers.

Then I went back to reread, and saw that she had indicated the challenge is apparently bugged and doesn't register as complete, though they are.

May I count this challenge?



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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #557 on: November 14, 2013, 06:17:51 AM »
So, somehow when I was reading Orange Iguana's Evans Jail Immortal Dynasty, I missed the part where Match Maker (social networking) is bugged - it's not registering as complete for me, though my Sim in question has met 32 friends via the Sim Finder app, and has turned all 32 of them into a Romantic Interest with one of the other 32 (for a total of 16 couples). Somehow, his dead parents and his dead in-laws are also showing up, so he match-made his parents as an RI with each other, and his in-laws as an RI with each other too.
In desperation, I even took the sim and his wife on a holiday to France to start matching the French and the Explorers.
Then I went back to reread, and saw that she had indicated the challenge is apparently bugged and doesn't register as complete, though they are.
May I count this challenge?
Oh my, thanks for telling! My gen 2 is doing these challenge so I'd like to ask the same.
May I also ask, Shirin, if the other two challenges in Social Networking function properly? The Finding 25 Sims and selling 5 blogs - will they register or bugged as well?

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #558 on: November 14, 2013, 08:28:30 AM »
Then I went back to reread, and saw that she had indicated the challenge is apparently bugged and doesn't register as complete, though they are.

May I count this challenge?

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #559 on: November 14, 2013, 12:41:39 PM »
It says heirs are the only ones allowed to bring potential spouses into the household but does this mean heirs have to invite their own spouses or can other heirs bring in spouses for other generations? I've seen somebody I like to use for my 3rd generation but obviously they'd be dead by the time the heir was old enough to marry.
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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #560 on: November 14, 2013, 12:59:26 PM »
It says heirs are the only ones allowed to bring potential spouses into the household but does this mean heirs have to invite their own spouses or can other heirs bring in spouses for other generations? I've seen somebody I like to use for my 3rd generation but obviously they'd be dead by the time the heir was old enough to marry.

No, heirs can't bring in spouses for other generations, it has to be their own spouses.  You can however extend the life of that somebody till your 3rd generation is old enough to bring him/her in.

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #561 on: November 14, 2013, 07:48:32 PM »
Thanks, Nutella!

Elena, I don't know about the Blog Baron, I'm using a different challenge instead of that. Professional Greeter does register as completed, but I've yet to get the promised Excited moodlet when meeting someone new via the App Finder. The Match Maker one was just not registering, and my sim match made everyone he knew, except himself and his wife.

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #562 on: November 15, 2013, 03:27:58 AM »
I'm not sure if this has been asked before but is there any restrictions on moving out founders and heirs that are done with their requirements?

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #563 on: November 15, 2013, 04:12:09 AM »
Founders and heirs do not move out, since you need their tombstones to be the large obelisk in order to move to the next world.

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #564 on: November 16, 2013, 01:39:59 AM »
I want to say this is an interesting challenge, especially with the fact that you must play on Medium. That means you have no time to potty-train a toddler, and school kids can't get on honor roll unless they are tutored all night! It really puts the pressure on... and I like it! I think that maybe the reason I got bored with the other Dynasties is because of the life span - 90 days is so long and your founder seems to take FOREVER to get old so you can paint their portrait and give them Ambrosia in the Immortal Dynasty. This makes things a little fast-paced - you MUST get Fountains of Youth or Young Again points made ASAP so you can extend the life of the heirs as soon as they finish their requirements. It's good that there are only four unique requirements for extending life as it would be impossible to do the Life State Dynasty requirements on anything shorter than Normal Lifespan. And with bans on all the get rich methods save genie lamps or Inheritance, and bans on Wish Serum, you really NEED to get that Protest against Lifetime Happiness and everyone MUST have Ambitious to get enough Lifetime Happiness to get their rewards so you can get rake in the dough to buy out the town. Woo!  :o

It's nice to see the number 4 as the focus, as a sort of celebration of this forum's 4th anniversary. I know that this forum will stop being updated when The Sims 4 comes out and you create a site for THAT, so I want to thank you all for the wonderful challenges. I loved reading all the attempts and all the successes and hope for best wishes - I will NOT play Sims 4 as it cost me a mint to get all the expansions for Sims 3 and I refuse to buy a sequel until they bury us with more interesting expansions.
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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #565 on: November 16, 2013, 09:50:58 AM »
I want to say this is an interesting challenge, especially with the fact that you must play on Medium. That means you have no time to potty-train a toddler, and school kids can't get on honor roll unless they are tutored all night! It really puts the pressure on... and I like it! I think that maybe the reason I got bored with the other Dynasties is because of the life span - 90 days is so long and your founder seems to take FOREVER to get old so you can paint their portrait and give them Ambrosia in the Immortal Dynasty. This makes things a little fast-paced - you MUST get Fountains of Youth or Young Again points made ASAP so you can extend the life of the heirs as soon as they finish their requirements. It's good that there are only four unique requirements for extending life as it would be impossible to do the Life State Dynasty requirements on anything shorter than Normal Lifespan. And with bans on all the get rich methods save genie lamps or Inheritance, and bans on Wish Serum, you really NEED to get that Protest against Lifetime Happiness and everyone MUST have Ambitious to get enough Lifetime Happiness to get their rewards so you can get rake in the dough to buy out the town. Woo!  :o
It's nice to see the number 4 as the focus, as a sort of celebration of this forum's 4th anniversary. I know that this forum will stop being updated when The Sims 4 comes out and you create a site for THAT, so I want to thank you all for the wonderful challenges. I loved reading all the attempts and all the successes and hope for best wishes - I will NOT play Sims 4 as it cost me a mint to get all the expansions for Sims 3 and I refuse to buy a sequel until they bury us with more interesting expansions.
Dear EtnaFan666, I am pretty much the same with you:) I hope places to discuss Sims 3 will not stop being updated after Sims 4, after all, Sims 2 still have fans. I may or may not play Sims 4 because the graphic look doesn't capture me as much as Sims 3, EPs for Sims 3 are interesting but rather overpriced (no bashing intended, just personal opinion, thanks) and I don't want to spend as much for the next gen of Sims. However, all these talking might need to go over to the Sims 4 thread. Let's go back to the topic or moderators might get angry:P   
I think there is certainly enough time to train toddlers and honor rolls can be reached without tutoring as long as pregnancy is well planned, but after all, I though honor roll is not required both for challenge and for grow up well? And if heir is a male, he can just produce a child in elder years, already halfway in grave for the tombstone. Female heirs in rabbit hole jobs can still work from home and invite boss over to ask for promotions and get to the top before elder stage, just pray the 4 opps go well! As for money, even without genie/inheritance or any premium contents, have a miner for precious gems, a gardener planned in founder years for money trees, a guitarist if in Sunset Valley or open resorts with Isle Paradise are all great ways to be able to buy out the town in the end, I think I'll give it a try if I success in moving to the next world:)

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #566 on: November 16, 2013, 09:57:23 AM »
I think there is certainly enough time to train toddlers and honor rolls can be reached without tutoring as long as pregnancy is well planned, but after all, I though honor roll is not required both for challenge and for grow up well?

Correct, honor roll is not required for this dynasty.

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #567 on: November 16, 2013, 03:41:43 PM »
For the rabbithole jobs, females can get to the top while still Adults. I was able to get my 4th generation to level 10 in 10 days, actually, which I plan on repeating for all of his female descendants in rabbitholes.

Just pick up the Workaholic trait, and then Work From Home until you're about 1/3 to 1/2 of the way up the progress bar.

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #568 on: November 19, 2013, 07:37:25 AM »
Dear dynasty team, I've ran into a problem.

I'm currently at university with my fourth and thus the moving heir. Her twin sister got a wish to get some free stuff from the vending machines, no problem normally except this time I wound up with a dead sim. Have I violated the don't kill your sims part of the rules?
Have I disqualified my dynasty from Hall of fame?

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #569 on: November 19, 2013, 07:56:14 AM »
Dear dynasty team, I've ran into a problem.

I'm currently at university with my fourth and thus the moving heir. Her twin sister got a wish to get some free stuff from the vending machines, no problem normally except this time I wound up with a dead sim. Have I violated the don't kill your sims part of the rules?
Have I disqualified my dynasty from Hall of fame?

No problem this time, since you didn't intentionally kill off your sims.  No more vending machines for you though. :)

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« Reply #570 on: November 19, 2013, 08:00:03 AM »
No problem this time, since you didn't intentionally kill off your sims.  No more vending machines for you though. :)
Dear god yes, I'm not shaking them ever again in an dynasty, buying stuff normally should be fine though.

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #571 on: November 19, 2013, 09:45:27 AM »
Oh gosh! I actually forgot that sims could die from the vending machines! Better avoid them when I send gen 3 to university later today (hopefully by then she'll have earned enough credits so she can complete her degree in two weeks).
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« Reply #572 on: November 19, 2013, 10:06:29 AM »
Oh gosh! I actually forgot that sims could die from the vending machines! Better avoid them when I send gen 3 to university later today (hopefully by then she'll have earned enough credits so she can complete her degree in two weeks).
Glad my dead sims misfortune helps someone  :'(

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #573 on: November 19, 2013, 10:48:18 AM »
Yes, don't shake the vending machine.  Also don't eat jelly bean bush and don't fly around in your jetpack. 

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #574 on: November 20, 2013, 03:05:17 PM »
Just need some clarification of the rules before I made new plan to continue this weekend:)
If someone is pregnant with an unborn child and I see this child as the potential spouse, does that child has to be progressed into YA stage for the heir to invite that person in by himself?
Also, is spare household members give birth to someone, is it okay to marry in household or does the heir always have to marry someone outside and move him/her in?