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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #425 on: October 17, 2013, 08:24:43 PM »
Thanks Nutella! Just went off to note down all the BFs of my household and thankfully I can at last bring up another heir:)
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I find the safest way is have your active heir find 2 sims that has never met anybody in your household before, and make them best friends for the requirement.  Keep those 2 away from your family.
I'll definitely do that. The problem is that I was trying to befriend all original townies as soon as possible before they die or moved out so I can keep them young and alive for the goodness of this town, I don't want to marry clones in the future. Almost all of them are friend statues with my household at the moment and if not careful a few parties can make them all best friends...
I guess my future heirs will have unique BFs with sim-finder clones instead.

Another note: I am playing in Midnight Hollow and somehow the savvy seller rugs feel effective as Midas Touch, perhaps even better, as it doesn't have a time limit.
I can put sometime really expensive on the rug, say the 10K sculpture, set to 75% discount, buy for 3K, put in the family inventory, then I can then sell it for the original price.
I didn't use it though as it could really take away the fun of money making, besides, my income from money trees is good enough anyway.
Also the rebel protest if successful could double LTHs for the whole family for 2 days, though not as convenient as wish enhancing serum.
I've asked here before and I think it was Nutella too who said yes, but I didn't know about the effect of rugs by the time, so I guess I should mention it again:)

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #426 on: October 17, 2013, 08:49:02 PM »
Another note: I am playing in Midnight Hollow and somehow the savvy seller rugs feel effective as Midas Touch, perhaps even better, as it doesn't have a time limit.  I can put sometime really expensive on the rug, say the 10K sculpture, set to 75% discount, buy for 3K, put in the family inventory, then I can then sell it for the original price.

Yes, we do know the savvy seller rugs make a lot of money, and they are also a lot of other ways in the game to make big money.  We only chose to ban midas touch because that is the most convenient and fastest way to make money, the rest still requires a little bit of time to setup.   

Also the rebel protest if successful could double LTHs for the whole family for 2 days, though not as convenient as wish enhancing serum.
I've asked here before and I think it was Nutella too who said yes, but I didn't know about the effect of rugs by the time, so I guess I should mention it again:)

Again same situation as the midas touch, we ban wish enhancing serum because it is the most convenient and fastest way. 

Thanks for all the info though, maybe next year we will ban everything major and make dynasty player suffer.  ;D



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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #427 on: October 17, 2013, 09:32:32 PM »
Ugh, okay, so when I evict/bulldoze my family to replace them on the fire island lot, the lot type vanishes and it's no longer interactable.  Thoughts?  Can I try just placing them in a new version of Isla Paradiso?  I don't know what to do :(

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #428 on: October 17, 2013, 09:46:43 PM »
Ugh, okay, so when I evict/bulldoze my family to replace them on the fire island lot, the lot type vanishes and it's no longer interactable.  Thoughts?  Can I try just placing them in a new version of Isla Paradiso?  I don't know what to do :(

Can you bulldoze the lot?  Then put the lot back using the world editor, then move family back in.  If that still doesn't work, you have permission to place them in a new version of Isla Paradiso.  If you do that, make sure you use back the same lot.

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #429 on: October 17, 2013, 10:58:41 PM »
Fire Islands is a problematic lot entirely, near as I can tell. I did some playing with that lot for a potential Life States Dynasty #2, and by the time Generation 2 hit young adult, I couldn't get an NPC of any sort to the lot by any method, foul or fair. No mail (which meant no bills, but no repo man either), no newspaper, no maid, no repairer.

Which is such a pity, it's a lovely spot.

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #430 on: October 17, 2013, 11:55:02 PM »
Using the tool in create-a-world to re-establish the dimensions of the lot after bulldozing it took care of the problem, so I didn't have to start in a new version of IP (which is good, because encountering young versions of earlier members of the dynasty in town would be extra weird).

Thanks so much for your help!  And yeah, I guess Fire Island isn't ideal.  I've no problem with the paparazzi or the mascot, but throwing parties fails most of the time.

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #431 on: October 19, 2013, 11:29:07 AM »
I seem to have a problem where my married couple's relationship just keeps slipping right down. I noticed it had gone down to little more than acquaintances (but still married) so I managed to get it up again (not a full bar but about 3/4 full) and within a couple of days it dropped right down again! The wife is Emperor of Evil so does that effect it? I don't get it  :-\
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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #432 on: October 19, 2013, 11:59:18 AM »
It's that red glow, people nearby lose 5 relationship points every time she does it unless they are evil or criminals then they gain 5 points, does she need to stay in her job now? might be time for a change maybe.

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #433 on: October 19, 2013, 12:53:22 PM »
It's that red glow, people nearby lose 5 relationship points every time she does it unless they are evil or criminals then they gain 5 points, does she need to stay in her job now? might be time for a change maybe.

Oh that makes sense. I can't see her in any other career but she keeps missing shifts anyway so maybe it's time for a change. I don't want her and her husband to grow apart. Thanks, Turoskel!  :)
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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #434 on: October 19, 2013, 01:00:59 PM »
Just a quick question about the townie option, say you chose Agnes as your founder, would you just keep her house (furnished) and still set the money to 4000?

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« Reply #435 on: October 19, 2013, 01:07:13 PM »
Just a quick question about the townie option, say you chose Agnes as your founder, would you just keep her house (furnished) and still set the money to 4000?

Yes.

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #436 on: October 19, 2013, 01:31:39 PM »
Thanks :)

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #437 on: October 19, 2013, 03:32:03 PM »
Has the challenge team looked at the new premium content (Grim's Ghastly Manor) yet?  I am going to buy it today and am wondering if I am allowed to place it in my 4x4 town the first time I open the game after I do...

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #438 on: October 19, 2013, 04:18:13 PM »
Tilia-

I have looked at it online and did research all I can, but didn't purchase it.  You can place it on your town, however I have reservation on the Door of Life and Death.  I think we are going to ban using that, don't want you to kill sims that easy.  In my opinion, the tombstones for moving requirement needs to be from natural death of old age.  The team will chat about this door of life and death, will give you a definite answer hopefully in a few days.

Since you have the manor, do you see anything about this manor that needs some restriction for dynasty play?

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« Reply #439 on: October 19, 2013, 04:41:53 PM »
In my opinion, the tombstones for moving requirement needs to be from natural death of old age.

Does that mean that if the required tombstone is acquired through some other method (fire, drowning, electrocution), it's invalid, even if it's the large obelisk? (Provided, of course, it's not a deliberately planned death, like Ranting.)

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« Reply #440 on: October 19, 2013, 05:13:30 PM »
Shirin-

If its not a deliberate planned death, you're good.  I'm just not sure if Metro is ok with deliberately killing a sim off for the tombstones, will check with him asap.

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #441 on: October 19, 2013, 05:54:53 PM »
@Tilia
You can place the Grim's Ghastly Manor in your town, however be careful of the door of life and death.

@Shirin
As long as you didn't deliberately kill the sim, your large obelisk will be valid.


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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #442 on: October 21, 2013, 11:41:49 PM »
The Washington family completed it's time in world 3, Riverview. All buildings and properties were purchased and upgraded. The 4x4 collection consisted of metals, space rocks, fish, and LTRs. Large tombstones were provided by Hoquiam, Rose, Issaquah, and Joyce Washington. Unique career rewards were the Spirit Positioning Device, the Minus One Kelvin Refrigerator, the Ingredient Eviscerator 235x, and the Fabulous Angler Medal.
They moved to Bridgeport giving up over 5m simoleons. They've been in Bridgeport for a while now, and it's been running smoother than I expected - so far.                 

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #443 on: October 23, 2013, 12:36:34 PM »
It says I need to be on the latest patch to play this, but my computer is having problems installing it. As you may know, my 4x4 won't be coming back until January, but what if I still can't install 1.63?

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« Reply #444 on: October 23, 2013, 12:37:51 PM »
Have you tried patching using the superpatch?
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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #445 on: October 23, 2013, 12:59:05 PM »
I'm not sure what I was doing wrong before, but it's uploaded the patch now.  ::)

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #446 on: October 23, 2013, 05:07:19 PM »
Into The Future Updates:

A household is allowed to travel 4 times total while in each world. This time can be used for vacation, University, and/or Time Travel.
Anything that lengthens life for heirs is forbiddenó eating Life Fruit, Ambrosia, make-overs, tattoos, plastic surgery, mud baths, elixirs, the Quantum Power Chamber (Hibernation Chamber) and drinking from Leon's Fountain of Youth (Hidden Springs).
Plumbots are banned.


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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #447 on: October 24, 2013, 05:36:21 PM »
Re: the door of life and death.  What's the skinny on reincarnating household members?

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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #448 on: October 24, 2013, 06:08:48 PM »
Re: the door of life and death.  What's the skinny on reincarnating household members?

The team needs to discuss this, will let you know as soon as we reached a decision.



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Re: The Sims 3 4x4 Dynasty
« Reply #449 on: October 25, 2013, 04:35:34 AM »
Can we still learn the bot making skill and make Plumbots if we just sell them directly after making them?
So we can pursue the career attached to the skill?
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