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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1075 on: October 11, 2010, 07:08:14 AM »
I sent Hera (founder) and Billy (spouse) to China.  Billy went home early, but Hera stayed for her whole trip, and now she won't go home.  I found a save file from right before they went on vacation, am I allowed to go back and use it?

The Gilligan Glitch strikes again! This is what happened to me every time I tried to travel in my Immortal Dynasty. Since it's a glitch, I reloaded the "save before risking travel" file - but then, my game isn't for the scoreboard. I kept trying different combinations of travelers (mother & daughter; married couple; single YA; one of a married couple only) and different destinations, but each time I was stuck on that three-day-cruise forever. I've given up now. (It's kind of comforting to know I'm not the only one afflicted by Gilligan, but I'm sorry you're having this problem too. Hoping for a patch some day!)

Metro, if you have two or more people on vacation one of them can leave early by using their phone to "return home". The pop-up menu from that phone call lets you select who's going home from a list; you can choose just one, or as many as you like. They wave and disappear. You continue to play anyone still on vacation; gameplay doesn't return to the home lot.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1076 on: October 13, 2010, 02:53:03 AM »
I need a permission to use old saved file. Again, France was fatal for my dynasty, and it's even worse because I lost saved files all the way back just before third generation was born. Trip to China and new house are gone :( it is around 5 sim days and 3 vacation days that I lost. I'm not shore if I'll get twin boys again nor how they'll look if I go back.
Anyway, I'm waiting for permission to continue the old file.



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« Reply #1077 on: October 13, 2010, 03:01:58 AM »
I need a permission to use old saved file. Again, France was fatal for my dynasty, and it's even worse because I lost saved files all the way back just before third generation was born. Trip to China and new house are gone :( it is around 5 sim days and 3 vacation days that I lost. I'm not shore if I'll get twin boys again nor how they'll look if I go back.
Anyway, I'm waiting for permission to continue the old file.

Yes, if you've lost your entire file, go ahead and revert to a saved file.  It's a nasty bug that's out of your control.  Be sure to save before you leave for vacation so that, hopefully, you won't lose as much play time if it happens again. 
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« Reply #1078 on: October 13, 2010, 03:21:30 AM »
Thank you Pam. Yes I did save many times while building house with that aquarium, then when they returned from China, but due to bad sector on backup harddisk I lost most of the saved files (and many other things too). Anyway, I was surprised to have this few saved (thanks to my dear computer whiz husband) so it looks like it is not as bad as it could be.

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« Reply #1079 on: October 14, 2010, 07:21:14 PM »
I was thinking of participating this, but wanted to ask a couple of questions.  Firstly, can paintings/sculptures of the founder be put in the museum if they're done by a spouse (I know it's not a requirement)?  Then... I'm guessing that "natural conception of immortals" means you can't use fertility treatment and/or watermelons and apples?  Would it also disallow a same-sex pregnancy mod?  [I figure all kinds of mods are usually disqualified for these kinds of things, but I don't know how this one in particular would impede challenge functioning].  Is adoption allowed for second children, who won't be immortal?

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« Reply #1080 on: October 14, 2010, 10:37:48 PM »
I was thinking of participating this, but wanted to ask a couple of questions.  Firstly, can paintings/sculptures of the founder be put in the museum if they're done by a spouse (I know it's not a requirement)?  Then... I'm guessing that "natural conception of immortals" means you can't use fertility treatment and/or watermelons and apples?  Would it also disallow a same-sex pregnancy mod?  [I figure all kinds of mods are usually disqualified for these kinds of things, but I don't know how this one in particular would impede challenge functioning].  Is adoption allowed for second children, who won't be immortal?

1. Yes, any painting or sculpture of an Immortal can be put into the museum.  It doesn't matter who the artist/sculptor is.

2.  Natural conception means it must be done by Try for Baby.  No adoptions, no time machine, and definitely no mods for same sex pregnancy.  Fertility treatment and apples/watermelon are fine.

3. No adoption is allowed at all.  Second children need to follow the same rules as the Immortal heirs.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1081 on: October 15, 2010, 12:06:32 PM »
Just a heads up to anyone playing the dynasty in Riverview. Sherman Bagley came with the really expensive car worth 94 000 simolians. Plus about 3500 in cash. So he is a pretty good prospect for any dynasty founders

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« Reply #1082 on: October 16, 2010, 04:44:09 PM »
Do self-employed careers count toward the requirement?

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« Reply #1083 on: October 16, 2010, 05:02:01 PM »
Do self-employed careers count toward the requirement?

As long as they are trackable in the career tab and can reach level 10.  So things like registering as a self-employed painter at city hall is fine, and you must reach level 10 in that career to meet the requirement for ambrosia.

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« Reply #1084 on: October 16, 2010, 05:07:14 PM »
As long as they are trackable in the career tab and can reach level 10.  So things like registering as a self-employed painter at city hall is fine, and you must reach level 10 in that career to meet the career for ambrosia.

Alright. Thats all I wanted to know. Thanks :)

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« Reply #1085 on: October 17, 2010, 12:09:28 AM »
I'm wondering, with the '6 Opportunities' requirement, what if my Immortal-to-be fails an Opportunity? Can it still be counted?
I'm not sure if this has already been answered, it just happened in my Dynasty game.
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« Reply #1086 on: October 17, 2010, 01:01:29 AM »
I'm wondering, with the '6 Opportunities' requirement, what if my Immortal-to-be fails an Opportunity? Can it still be counted?
I'm not sure if this has already been answered, it just happened in my Dynasty game.
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How exactly did your Sim fail the opportunity?
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« Reply #1087 on: October 17, 2010, 01:27:46 AM »
Hi, I just wanted to ask a question, but I'm not sure if it's already been answered in the 100 or so pages. If, for example, Gen 4 joins the Military career, gets to the top, has a child, and everything. Gen 4's SuperMax skill is Handiness. Then, Gen 5 grows up, and decides to SuperMax the Athletic Skill, and join Athletic career. Since Gen 4 maxed Athletic but not Supermaxed it, can Gen 5 go ahead and SuperMax Athletic?

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« Reply #1088 on: October 17, 2010, 02:28:58 AM »
Hi, I just wanted to ask a question, but I'm not sure if it's already been answered in the 100 or so pages. If, for example, Gen 4 joins the Military career, gets to the top, has a child, and everything. Gen 4's SuperMax skill is Handiness. Then, Gen 5 grows up, and decides to SuperMax the Athletic Skill, and join Athletic career. Since Gen 4 maxed Athletic but not Supermaxed it, can Gen 5 go ahead and SuperMax Athletic?

If Generation 4 maxed Athletic, no Immortal may use it for a SuperMax.
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« Reply #1089 on: October 17, 2010, 02:44:39 AM »
Oh okay. That means I have to change a LOT of things around now.  :(

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« Reply #1090 on: October 17, 2010, 04:19:06 AM »
I may have a solution, Gen 5 can still go on the Athletic Career but have Martial Arts as the Supermax, you cna then have the choice of two lifetime wants, 'Physical Perfection' or 'Superstar Athlete' since Martial Arts also builds Athletic slowly in the background.
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« Reply #1091 on: October 17, 2010, 04:48:30 AM »
Yes, but unfortunately, I only have the base game, which gives me only 10 skills to manage.  :(

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« Reply #1092 on: October 17, 2010, 05:28:30 AM »
How exactly did your Sim fail the opportunity?
Well, my Founder had the The Best Evaporating Dish Is A Clean One opportunity from work (she's in the Science career).
I'm not quite sure how I failed, the dishes were in her inventory and she cleaned them in the kitchen sink and then went to work. And the game said she'd failed the opportunity. :-\
The dishes weren't in her inventory after she cleaned them, they just 'disappeared', maybe that was the problem. I'm not sure, never done this opportunity before! Would it count? ???

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« Reply #1093 on: October 17, 2010, 06:37:58 AM »
Yes, but unfortunately, I only have the base game, which gives me only 10 skills to manage.  :(

Oh, then yes you would have to rethink your plan.
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« Reply #1094 on: October 17, 2010, 06:53:07 AM »
Well, my Founder had the The Best Evaporating Dish Is A Clean One opportunity from work (she's in the Science career).
I'm not quite sure how I failed, the dishes were in her inventory and she cleaned them in the kitchen sink and then went to work. And the game said she'd failed the opportunity. :-\
The dishes weren't in her inventory after she cleaned them, they just 'disappeared', maybe that was the problem. I'm not sure, never done this opportunity before! Would it count? ???

It sounds like you did something wrong with the opportunity.  I don't recall that specific opportunity, so I can't say exactly what it requires you to do.  But if the game told you something like, "You didn't clean the dish" then I'd have to say that cannot count toward your 6 opportunities for this challenge.  The rules state that you have to complete the opportunities, and for some reason, you didn't satisfactorily complete this one for the game.  Sorry.
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« Reply #1095 on: October 17, 2010, 08:22:25 AM »
I have a question about career and lifetime wish choices with regards to the challenge. Say my Sim supermaxes logic and completes the medical career path does that mean I cannot let another Sim complete the chess legend lifetime wish as I cannot max logic again.
Its going to take more planning then I first thought especially with careers and lifetime wishes that us the same skills and those that use up more then one skill.

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« Reply #1096 on: October 17, 2010, 08:31:10 AM »
I have a question about career and lifetime wish choices with regards to the challenge. Say my Sim supermaxes logic and completes the medical career path does that mean I cannot let another Sim complete the chess legend lifetime wish as I cannot max logic again.

Well, it depends on what Sim you're talking about. Immortal's spouses essentially have 0 restrictions. If your one immortal Sim SuperMaxes Logic and maxed the Medical career, then both of those things are off limits to another immortal for SuperMaxing/maxing. You might be able to have a Sim just do chess and finish that challenge without maxing the skill, so I suppose it's possible. But, I don't recommend it.

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« Reply #1097 on: October 17, 2010, 10:37:49 AM »
Well, my Founder had the The Best Evaporating Dish Is A Clean One opportunity from work (she's in the Science career).
I'm not quite sure how I failed

I've had that opportunity a couple of times and I failed the first time too.  I'm not sure if this is what happened to you, but I had my sim wash the dishes, assuming she would wash them all, not realizing that she had only cleaned one and the rest of them were still in her inventory.  The next time I had that opportunity I had my sim wash each dish separately, and that time my sim was successful.
 
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« Reply #1098 on: October 17, 2010, 02:42:59 PM »
SimmerAtHeart, if your Sim was running late on job, that's why you failed, if you washed all dishes.

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« Reply #1099 on: October 17, 2010, 02:56:05 PM »
I have a question about photographers. What photos are OK and what are not? Family member collection, everyday moments, Sim in motion? I just took a pic of 2.generation and it's Remedy on a hot day, and it is worth around 400$ while my child is worth 90$. I know that it is not OK to take a pic in front of Dragon Cave and count it for museum but having Running Sim is fine. Can you be more specific about this please?

Sure. The camera needs to identify the Sims as a family member/child/spouse whatever.