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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10425 on: May 13, 2016, 11:56:31 AM »
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10426 on: May 30, 2016, 07:49:19 PM »
I have a bit of an issue here.

My almost 3 year old nephew (who I love dearly) got onto my laptop this morning while I had it on the Sims - I had to go and do a job for a family member here. When I got back, he was there pushing buttons on the laptop and the mouse. And my Saurus family have somehow gone kaput. May I please return to the previous save and continue on from there?



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10427 on: June 02, 2016, 07:18:15 PM »
@Deklitch: Yes, you can use a previous save.

And my humble apologies for the delay. I still check the TS3 dynasty threads and don't plan to abandon them, but I goofed up and forgot to do so recently. As I've said elsewhere, it's been a fun time hunting for a job (lots of offers but I'm still in unemployment limbo).
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10428 on: June 03, 2016, 07:40:42 AM »
Thank you very much Trip, I'll get back to them, and be much more careful when my nephew's around in the future.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10429 on: July 05, 2016, 06:18:42 PM »
Question – when it says that season length, saving memories, etc. is all player's choice, can that be altered at any time during the game? Specifically, I have Seasons, and the winter dormancy is being buggy with my plants (and gardening is supposed to be my Founder's Supermax skill), so I'm wondering if I can change the seasons so that winter is gone or summer is a lot longer. Or do I have to use the settings I set at the time of the founding?

Also – the rules say you can only ever use Edit Town at the founding of your game. However, what if there is a bug with the consignment shop? I've had it before, it makes you unable to sell your goods. When you replace the shop in Edit Town, everything goes back to normal. In my dynasty game, the consignment shop is broken like this; am I allowed to replace the shop?

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« Reply #10430 on: July 05, 2016, 09:29:14 PM »
@evicmax: Welcome to the forum.

1. It's up to the player's choice but that choice needs to be made at the start of the game. Have you tried moving the plants indoors with the moveobjects on cheat? They'll grow year-round in an enclosed room.

2. Bugs are a different beast. You can replace the shop.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10431 on: August 29, 2016, 08:09:53 AM »
Do the cases from the PI career count as opportunities?



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10432 on: August 29, 2016, 06:06:54 PM »
@kaitlin980 welcome to the forum.

Provided the cases from the PI career take up either the career, skill or special opportunities slot, they do count.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10433 on: October 06, 2016, 07:45:57 AM »
This is related to all of the Sims 3 Dynasty challenges.

In my playing in Roaring Heights, it appears that the library in town doesn't have the bookcase that gives all the skill books, like Twinbrook and Bridgeport. Can we extend the rule regarding adding that bookcase to Roaring Heights as well as Twinbrook and Bridgeport, please?

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« Reply #10434 on: October 06, 2016, 07:55:04 AM »
@Deklitch: Thanks for bringing it up. Seems fair to add Roaring Heights to the list, but I'll have to officialize it at lunch or after work.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10435 on: October 09, 2016, 11:44:26 PM »
Actually, I found an even better way to word the rule from the Life States Dynasty rules.

So the rule about adding the Book Corral to libraries without it has been changed from listing specific towns to:

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10436 on: October 10, 2016, 05:10:20 PM »
Awesome, thanks Trip!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10437 on: November 19, 2016, 02:11:04 PM »
Hi! I know the rules forbid intentionally killing off household members, but are there any restrictions on killing Sims not in the household?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10438 on: November 19, 2016, 02:50:28 PM »
I was reading through the current version of the rules* and noticed that they say both 'you cannot complete the Oh My Ghost! opportunity' and 'The Oh My Ghost opportunity is only allowed to be used for pre-made ghosts'.  Does that mean you can use Oh My Ghost! but not count it as one of the six unique ops?  If it doesn't mean that, what does it mean?

Also can you bind ghosts with the Philosopher's Stone?

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« Reply #10439 on: November 19, 2016, 09:28:54 PM »
@NK-P: Looks like you found a loophole in the rules! I honestly don't really care about closing it. Unless there's a clear advantage to killing a non-household member that someone can point out, go ahead.

@hazelnut: Oh shooooot that rule needs re-writing. The second one is the correct one, because it was determined some time ago that we were being huge hypocrites by saying "yes" to stuff like the Philosopher's Stone and Zombie Curse/Sunlight Charm for pre-made ghosts but "no" to Oh My Ghost and the genie's Resurrection wish for them, because they all lead to the same thing.

So, here's a fun fact: I've never actually used the Oh My Ghost op, at least not in recent memory. Does it complete like a regular opportunity? I remember Ghosts of Twinbrook fondly and know you've done it more than I have. :P But if it completes like a regular opportunity does (i.e. clears itself from the opportunity panel upon completion), I say it should be counted. If not, then I think it's just too weird of an op.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10440 on: November 20, 2016, 03:14:34 AM »
@Trip: I've not used it for a while either.  From memory, it works like any other special opportunity.  The Sim retains the ability to restore ghosts afterwards, for a hefty fee (the first one is free), but I'm pretty sure the opportunity slot clears.  I'll check and get back to you.

Edit: just tried this in a parallel file.  I'm not sure whether it's a recent patch or a bug (the game in general is pretty glitchy and the particular Sim who got the op is the worst of the lot) but it didn't cancel after restoring the ghost.

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« Reply #10441 on: November 20, 2016, 01:35:08 PM »
@hazelnut: Then I'm just going to leave it as "not a valid op". I have no idea if it's new or not, but it's not like EA's gonna fix it! :P
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10442 on: November 20, 2016, 04:21:01 PM »
Also, does 'Enroll in University' count as an op?  It appears in the career op slot.

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« Reply #10443 on: November 21, 2016, 06:37:51 AM »
@hazelnut: Yes it does. Use it wisely!
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10445 on: November 21, 2016, 08:22:38 PM »
11/21/2016: The rules about the Oh My Ghost op have been rewritten to be less...contradictory.

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Complete 6 Opportunities no other immortal has completed (BlackOps). These can be Career, School/Scavenger Hunt, Skill, Special, and Celebrity Opportunities. Note: Immortals can have overlap in their opportunities that they do, as long as they have accomplished 6 unique ones. Opportunities that come in a string — i.e. the Omni Plant chain — all qualify as separate opportunities with different titles. Opportunities with the same name canot be counted twice — i.e. the various Learn a Recipe opportunities. Travel adventures cannot qualify towards BlackOps (but the Free Vacation opportunity is okay) and you cannot complete the Oh My Ghost! opportunity

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Complete 6 Opportunities no other immortal has completed (BlackOps). These can be Career, School/Scavenger Hunt, Skill, Special, and Celebrity Opportunities. Note: Immortals can have overlap in their opportunities that they do, as long as they have accomplished 6 unique ones. Opportunities that come in a string — i.e. the Omni Plant chain — all qualify as separate opportunities with different titles. Opportunities with the same name cannot be counted twice — i.e. the various Learn a Recipe opportunities. Travel adventures cannot qualify towards BlackOps (but the Free Vacation opportunity is okay) and neither can Oh My Ghost (does not complete correctly).

Just like travel adventures, you can still do Oh My Ghost. The rule about it being legal only for pre-made ghosts still stands.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10446 on: November 22, 2016, 08:10:25 PM »
@Trip - Thanks for answering my question! I actually have a second. When I launch my game, it prevents me from playing until I insert the Island Paradise disc, which I can't do since I installed the game through Origin. In this case, am I allowed to use the NRaas NoCD mod, because I can't play at all without it?

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« Reply #10447 on: November 22, 2016, 11:39:21 PM »
@NK-P: How is your base game installed? I'm not saying no to using the mod. I just want to see if this is an issue we can work around in other ways.
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« Reply #10448 on: November 23, 2016, 12:16:02 PM »
@Trip: I installed my base game through Origin, if that's what you mean.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10449 on: November 23, 2016, 12:39:40 PM »
@NK-P: You answered my question, so it's all good.

I'll sign off on use of the mod. Only because such a setup shouldn't be causing issues. I have a mixture of used disks and Origin EPs, but my base game and IP (most recent pack I own too) are both digital and everything works fine.

If I come across another fix, I'll forward it to you though. :)
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