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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10350 on: September 28, 2015, 01:16:37 PM »
The shift+ctrl+click thing should work in Build Mode too.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10351 on: September 28, 2015, 01:53:54 PM »
Can you put it back on the sculpting station? That's worked for me in the past, and you can delete/finish it from live mode
I think the problem might have arisen from trying to delete the sculpture itself first when I realized the problem had occurred.- The sculpture itself is gone, but the block is not.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10352 on: October 09, 2015, 09:48:20 PM »
Hi, I'm considering starting an ID in Isla Paradiso (all mermaid dynasty, basically- hopefully) but I heard there is a lot of glitching at the beginning of the game due to weird pregnancies and a couple of bad houseboat routing issues. My question is are players allowed to do anything about these issues before the game starts or do we have to grin and bear it? Thanks!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10353 on: October 09, 2015, 10:12:19 PM »
I know there's a list of problematic lots somewhere. Once I find it, I'll sanction removing the worst of the bunch.

I was also looking at MeestorMark's list of fixes. I'd like to keep cheats down to a minimum, so while I like his tip about using the cheat to find all island, maybe make it your founder's LTW to find them? Get it out the way as soon as you can.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10354 on: October 09, 2015, 10:46:52 PM »
That sounds like a plan, Trip, and thank you for finding that list of lots. Would I be allowed to delete the Scott family or move any of the families out of their houseboats?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10355 on: October 09, 2015, 11:14:46 PM »
So far, I was able to find a list of households that live on problematic lots. I'm fine with moving those six to different lots and bulldozing their old houses.

I'm hesitant to sign off on outright deleting the Scott family, due to the fact that deleting sims using the game's shoddy in-game methods of it can cause its own issues.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10356 on: October 10, 2015, 09:09:36 AM »
Ah, okay, then. I'll start a practice file and see how that runs. Also, Trip, the link you just posted isn't working, it's just the statement, no web link.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10357 on: October 10, 2015, 09:30:34 AM »
Fixed. :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10358 on: October 11, 2015, 01:54:45 PM »
Question: I started (the current run of) my dynasty before I got Seasons, and this is the first time I've loaded up the since I bought it. Am I allowed to place the festival grounds? I' playing in Appaloosa Plains if it helps.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10359 on: October 11, 2015, 02:01:06 PM »
Yes, that's fine.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10360 on: October 11, 2015, 08:48:29 PM »
I've got a bit of a bug in my game- The Moneytrees are stuck and not producing anything- Is using ResetSim * to reset the lot permissable?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10361 on: October 11, 2015, 09:33:44 PM »
Sure, try it.

The bug itself might be related to the Gatherer trait. Does anyone in your household have it? I'd advise them to not harvest any more plants.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10362 on: October 11, 2015, 10:22:34 PM »
I've also had problems with money trees after having a green dragon harvest them. They never produced again.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10363 on: October 11, 2015, 11:33:31 PM »
I've heard rumors of similar bugs with the store's Greenhouse content, or unicorns blessing plants, but no one's come to the dynasty threads about those yet. Guess they're worth mentioning as possibilities too.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10364 on: October 12, 2015, 08:12:33 AM »
Sure, try it.

The bug itself might be related to the Gatherer trait. Does anyone in your household have it? I'd advise them to not harvest any more plants.
  That would be my founder. Who harvests with the green dragon. And, unfortunately,  is trying to max gardener. >.>

So, looks like he may be  looking for a new career. He hasn't quite hit Adult yet, though, so he's still got time.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10365 on: October 12, 2015, 08:59:03 AM »
Demolish the trees in Build/Buy, use my special permission to replace the Gatherer trait with something pointless (i.e. a trait with rather minimal impact. Lucky, Easily Impressed, Dramatic, Vehicle Enthusiast, Light/Heavy Sleeper, and Loves the Cold/Heat are all options here. I might be open to replacing it with a negative trait too. Basically, I don't want anyone taking this as a golden opportunity to sneak in another benefit :P), and continue as normal. Maybe keep Green Dragon use to a minimum.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10366 on: October 12, 2015, 10:59:02 AM »
I think I may have found a workaround- I'll have Victor plant stuff, and other sims harvest it (Gardening is a backup supermax and Victor has all but finished supermaxing it anyway). If that doesn't work, I'll replace Victor's gatherer trait as you suggest.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10367 on: October 12, 2015, 11:15:05 AM »
Yes, do the workaround first. :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10368 on: November 02, 2015, 11:00:30 AM »
Hey, a couple of quick questions that have occurred to me that I want to ask now to make sure I haven't accidentally invalidated myself for the Hall of Fame;

1) Are we allowed to quit without saving if we're trying to reproduce a game breaking bug (Actually, it turns out it's just an intense lag spike when sims leave the household (Through dieing or social services*), but the first few times I didn't realize the game would resume, so I assumed it was a crash).
1b) Is it a big deal if things happen slightly differently once a bug is addressed? I'm not talking about an accidental death or anything; One of the teens left prom without gaining a Romantic Interest or Prom Queen crown before I encountered what I thought was the crash, but on the time I played through it after figuring out it was just a lag spike, she gained a romantic interest and won Prom Queen.
2) Can we create copies of the save so I can export sims for story purposes- For instance, I'm creating an interlude using ITF which isn't installed, and since you can't find some of the objects I needed in BuyDebug, I copied the save, evicted my legacy family, and saved the house to the bin, then placed said house in the interlude save so I could get the items; The original save was untouched through all this.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10369 on: November 02, 2015, 12:00:08 PM »
1. That's fine, though I'd make a copy of save before trying to reproduce a bug.

And it's fine if things happen differently if you have to replay a period lost to a bug.

2. As long as you aren't messing with your main, active dynasty save, go right ahead.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10370 on: November 11, 2015, 06:06:38 PM »
So, my fifth immortal just supermaxed riding. However, she and her daughter took a vacation to France, and this reset two of the challenges. Since I have all of the trophies that she's won that prove she's completed all challenges, can I go ahead and still count riding as her supermax?

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« Reply #10371 on: November 11, 2015, 08:39:53 PM »
@Annabec: Never heard of that bug, or a way to prevent it. I say okay. Maybe provide a screenshot of the trophies to prove it?
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10372 on: November 11, 2015, 09:33:33 PM »
@Annabec , I've heard about that bug occuring for skill challenges completed during vacations, although this is the first time I've head of riding being effected. I would screenshot your supermax (Use printscreen and then paste it into MS paint or a similar program) just in case in the future.

Also, Just double-checking; non-Immortals have no restriction as to what opportunities they can complete, right? Or are they forbidden from completing an Immortal's unique opportunites?

Right, that's a little confusing. Here's what I'm asking;

Gen 2 has the Scavenger Hunt: Rocks and Metals opportunity. One of her housemates completed the same opportunity when they were in primary school. Can Gen 2 count that opportunity as one of their unique opportunities as long as no other immortal ever completes it, or does she need to complete six opportunities that no other housemate has completed or will ever complete?

Also, regarding unique opportunites; Can I keep an opportunity as a backup in case another opportunity doesn't pop before it's time for Ambrosia? In this case, Gen 1 completed Puzzle Panic as his sixth chronological opportunity. He has since completed Outstandingly rare. Can I count Outstandingly Rare as one of his unique opportunities and leave the logic opportunity open since several of my immortals are going to learn logic?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10373 on: November 11, 2015, 11:12:29 PM »
@Squark: Non-immortals have no restrictions on the ops they complete, and they don't have any bearing on the ops that immortals can count.

You can count Outstandingly Rare if they did it before their ambrosia time, and other immortals can complete Puzzle Panic as long as they don't count it as a unique op for themselves.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10374 on: November 12, 2015, 09:41:24 AM »
I don't think any of us were expecting any sort of new update to TS3, but there is going to be an Origin patch that releases the Expansion and Stuff Pack Manager.

From what I can gather, this program more-or-less has the same functionality as the Sims Selector 3.0. However, without any knowledge of how well it works, and knowing that it's a PC-only release at the moment, I ask that dynasty players hold off on using it until I can get a look at how it functions.
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