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« Reply #10375 on: November 12, 2015, 10:50:03 AM »
Do you know when this is happening? My anti-virus isn't happy with Sims Selector so this could be a good thing.

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« Reply #10376 on: November 12, 2015, 11:58:17 AM »
I heard November 12th, so...today. If you have anything to report about it, I'll be more than glad to hear it. :)

(I'll try to test it out soon, but it's kind of a busy weekend for me)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10377 on: November 13, 2015, 12:48:39 PM »
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.
The game auto-patched- Can I still play and just not use the tool, or should I wait until the team comes to a decision?

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« Reply #10378 on: November 13, 2015, 02:15:00 PM »
Just don't use it. But I'll probably sign off on its use sooner or later.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10379 on: November 17, 2015, 03:32:59 PM »
(Late) Final Thoughts on the New "Patch"

- It does not affect actual gameplay aside from being able to pick and choose EPs, so players don't need to patch up if they don't want to/can't.

- However, I recommend that players use the new official way of picking EPs if they can. But don't fret if the old third-party game selector is the only one that works. Stuff happens.
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« Reply #10380 on: November 17, 2015, 04:18:51 PM »
(Late) Final Thoughts on the New "Patch"

- It does not affect actual gameplay aside from being able to pick and choose EPs, so players don't need to patch up if they don't want to/can't.

- However, I recommend that players use the new official way of picking EPs if they can. But don't fret if the old third-party game selector is the only one that works. Stuff happens.

If I can ever get back into my game. :(

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« Reply #10381 on: November 17, 2015, 08:00:10 PM »
(Late) Final Thoughts on the New "Patch"

- It does not affect actual gameplay aside from being able to pick and choose EPs, so players don't need to patch up if they don't want to/can't.

- However, I recommend that players use the new official way of picking EPs if they can. But don't fret if the old third-party game selector is the only one that works. Stuff happens.

If I can ever get back into my game. :(


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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10382 on: November 17, 2015, 08:59:26 PM »
Well between me and mrsflynn I'm in again


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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10383 on: November 30, 2015, 03:15:30 PM »
Question about placing venues- If we acquire a venue from the store partway through the challenge, are we allowed to add it to the world?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10384 on: November 30, 2015, 04:14:15 PM »
@Squark my understanding is yes you can. But wait for the official word from @Trip before taking my word for it.

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« Reply #10385 on: November 30, 2015, 05:40:28 PM »
@Squark: Yes. Same goes for any buildings put into the community lots library by EPs/SPs (e.g. if you get Late Night halfway through, there's nothing wrong with placing clubs).
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10386 on: December 01, 2015, 07:01:18 PM »
The game glitched out and I have two Motive Mobiles (I should only have one). Permission to use familyfunds to sell one and reset my funds so I don't profit from the sale?

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« Reply #10387 on: December 01, 2015, 10:03:22 PM »
They don't really add that much to the funds. I say just sell it.
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« Reply #10388 on: December 01, 2015, 10:12:47 PM »
Thanks. :) For what it's worth, it nets me $3,000.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10389 on: December 02, 2015, 07:41:01 PM »
  • Ambrosia must be made from homegrown Life Fruit and caught deathfish. Ingredients are allowed to be cloned but only if the sample came from a homegrown plant or caught fish.
  • All deathflowers placed in an immortal's inventory must be homegrown or cloned from homegrown.

Does this mean we cannot use Life Fruit / Deathfish / Deathflowers that were grown on an Omni Plant? Or can we, provided the Omni Plant is on our home lot?

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« Reply #10390 on: December 02, 2015, 09:28:30 PM »
I say no to omniplant usage for that purpose (anything else should be fine).

Though you could use any life fruit or deathfish gained from an omniplant to either plant a life plant/deathflower bush or stock a pond of deathfish.
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« Reply #10391 on: December 03, 2015, 07:34:23 PM »
Hello! Sorry if this question has been answered elsewhere. I scoured the rules, but couldn't seem to find anything.

In the rules, it says that new lots can only be placed when a new expansion is released. Does this rule still apply (as in downloading an expansion that's new to your game)? Or is placing new venues just unallowed now? What I'd really like to know is if I'm allowed to place venues that I've purchased from TS3 store after the dynasty started, or if I'll have to hold back on those. Thank you!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10392 on: December 03, 2015, 08:03:30 PM »
Hello! Sorry if this question has been answered elsewhere. I scoured the rules, but couldn't seem to find anything.

In the rules, it says that new lots can only be placed when a new expansion is released. Does this rule still apply (as in downloading an expansion that's new to your game)? Or is placing new venues just unallowed now? What I'd really like to know is if I'm allowed to place venues that I've purchased from TS3 store after the dynasty started, or if I'll have to hold back on those. Thank you!

Still allowed, but only when you install the pack. You can't skip it then add it later.

Example: I just installed Pets. Opted out of placing any of the buildings. I can't place those now.

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« Reply #10393 on: December 03, 2015, 09:36:27 PM »
So if I purchase the Business as Usual Bistro from the official store after my dynasty starts, the first time I run the game, I can place it, but after that no dice? Or must all venues from the store you want to place in your town be placeable prior to starting the dynasty?

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« Reply #10394 on: December 03, 2015, 10:11:27 PM »
After you buy Business as Usual Bistro, if you want to place the Bistro as it comes from the store, it needs to be done the next time you are in game playing your dynasty. If you don't place it at that time, as you say, no dice.

If there is a wallpaper from that bistro or a bench or an appliance you really like and want it in your house, or a property you own, you can buy those things at any time, you just get the one opportunity to place the complete venue in game - at the start of it for preowned venues or next time after you play game for venues you purchase during game play.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10395 on: December 16, 2015, 01:12:07 PM »
So I have a few questions and I can't seem to find any answers to them through the search feature, so I might as well ask myself.

For the science career, I know you can do independent experiments that could potentially give a full promotion. How long does it typically take for the effects of an independent experiment to take place? ie. How long would I have to wait until an experiments works(or doesn't, though I've never had that happen before)?

Also, I have Seasons installed and I honestly forgot to change the span of each season before starting. Is it possible to change it in-game even though I've already started? My founder is literally halfway to her last promotion, which is the only thing left before her eating ambrosia, and her only other day of work this week is on a Friday, which is when Spooky Day is. I don't want to push it, even if she's only at 81 days so far. Once my sims turn into Elders, I get really anxious that they'll keel over sooner than expected.

Lastly, I read on one of the loading screens that you can use a movie mode using debug cheats. I'm not sure if this is strictly for movies or if I could get pictures as well; if so, may I use this mode to get pictures for my story? It can be difficult finding the right angle for some shots I need to progress the story along.

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« Reply #10396 on: December 16, 2015, 02:06:45 PM »
I don't know how long the experiment takes. Sorry. :(

There is no changing seasons on your own or changing the settings.

If you want to use those cheats, please copy your dynasty file and use them there. Not in your main one.
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« Reply #10397 on: December 16, 2015, 04:57:05 PM »
They don't really add that much to the funds. I say just sell it.

It happened again ??? It feels like an explot just selling it, especially if it's going to happen a couple of times. They have enough money - may I sell it and reduce their funds? :)

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« Reply #10398 on: December 16, 2015, 05:49:51 PM »
I don't know how long the experiment takes. Sorry. :(

There is no changing seasons on your own or changing the settings.

If you want to use those cheats, please copy your dynasty file and use them there. Not in your main one.

Awesome, thanks so much. It's just that last promotion that's getting me. Guess I'll have to wait.

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« Reply #10399 on: December 16, 2015, 11:11:13 PM »
They don't really add that much to the funds. I say just sell it.

It happened again ??? It feels like an explot just selling it, especially if it's going to happen a couple of times. They have enough money - may I sell it and reduce their funds? :)

I guess if it keeps happening, sure.
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