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« Reply #1600 on: December 20, 2010, 07:17:41 AM »
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« Reply #1601 on: December 22, 2010, 05:36:35 PM »
Hi, I'm new to the forum, but a LONG time Sims fan. Yay!

I have a question, I tried to read though the forum but it is *quite* long, and I couldn't find the answer in so many words, and I can't stand digging with the find feature any more.  So one more question to add to the pile.

Is it OK to have done my founders YA portrait as a still life, it's still a painting, and I don't have a camera. It takes a LONG time to work up to painting portraits and I'm going to have to rethink who I marry if it *has* to be a portrait, but I would find a way!

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« Reply #1602 on: December 22, 2010, 05:49:26 PM »
Is it OK to have done my founders YA portrait as a still life, it's still a painting, and I don't have a camera. It takes a LONG time to work up to painting portraits and I'm going to have to rethink who I marry if it *has* to be a portrait, but I would find a way!

First, welcome to the forum. :)

Okay, the portraits need to be bonafide portraits and NOT still-lifes. Agnes Crumplebottom is a popular Founder's spouse. I used her myself in my Dynasty — she's good to go with a high level painting skill at the start. But, the Young Adult stage is 3 weeks, so that's a pretty decent chunk of time to get any spouse up to speed with a level painting skill to do portraits.

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« Reply #1603 on: December 22, 2010, 05:55:26 PM »
Is it OK to take 1st generation Sims' photos and 2nd generation ones (up to Teen) using a phone?

I would just like the museum to be consistent.
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« Reply #1604 on: December 22, 2010, 06:00:24 PM »
Is it OK to take 1st generation Sims' photos and 2nd generation ones (up to Teen) using a phone.

I would just like the museum to be consistent.

Believe it or not I've never used a Sim's cell phone to take a picture. Is the target properly identified as they are with a standard camera? (i.e. spouse/family member, etc?)

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« Reply #1605 on: December 22, 2010, 06:02:22 PM »
Believe it or not I've never used a Sim's cell phone to take a picture. Is the target properly identified as they are with a standard camera? (i.e. spouse/family member, etc?)

I don't think so, but I'm not quite sure.
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« Reply #1606 on: December 22, 2010, 06:04:20 PM »
I don't think so, but I'm not quite sure.

If the photo from a cell phone is not properly identified, then no, you cannot use one. Immortals must be properly identified for museum pieces. I'll fire up my game and give you a firm answer.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1607 on: December 22, 2010, 06:19:40 PM »
Hi, I'm new to the forum, but a LONG time Sims fan. Yay!
Is it OK to have done my founders YA portrait as a still life, it's still a painting, and I don't have a camera. It takes a LONG time to work up to painting portraits and I'm going to have to rethink who I marry if it *has* to be a portrait, but I would find a way!

Welcome to the forum, Juxtaposition.  I just want to offer a little encouragement.  It is possible to start with a spouse who has no painting, photography or sculpting skills and still get those YA items completed.  I've done it.  As you likely know, finding a camera at the consignment store is a matter of luck, but they do turn up there quite regularly so just keep trying.  Good luck with your dynasty!
 
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« Reply #1608 on: December 22, 2010, 06:28:34 PM »
Oh, no, not that it's impossible, just with the Sim *I* want to marry.  She's an age category younger, so a teen when we met, but I like her (reminds me of myself), so unless I can move someone else kid onto my lot (*laughs* woo hoo kidnapping!) then she would have about 36 hours to learn to paint and do my portrait... and she's not that good!  ;D

So, do I have to have it be a portrait, it's of him, and it sorta looks portrait-ish, shall I destroy and begin again, with a new lady love?  :-\

Thanks for the welcome, this forum has been an awesome new tier of Sim addiction, and double thanks for the quick response!

PS I don't have the vacation one, just Sims 3, ambitions, and nightlife, so no I have no clue how hard it is to find a camera in the consignment shop  ;)
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« Reply #1609 on: December 22, 2010, 06:36:24 PM »
PS I don't have the vacation one, just Sims 3, ambitions, and nightlife, so no I have no clue how hard it is to find a camera in the consignment shop  ;)

They're pretty common.

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« Reply #1610 on: December 22, 2010, 06:44:35 PM »
First, welcome to the forum. :)

Okay, the portraits need to be bonafide portraits and NOT still-lifes.

*Mwah hah ha ha*  Then it is time to exercise my god-like powers of destruction and begin round 4!
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« Reply #1611 on: December 22, 2010, 07:16:23 PM »
*Mwah hah ha ha*  Then it is time to exercise my god-like powers of destruction and begin round 4!

Ha ha ha. :) Well, if it's any comfort, I'm on my 5th attempt!

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« Reply #1612 on: December 22, 2010, 08:32:57 PM »
They're pretty common.

Is this one of those cases where you don't need the expansion pack to be able to have the items?  Cameras came with World Adventures.  So if someone doesn't have WA, will he still be able to buy cameras?
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« Reply #1613 on: December 22, 2010, 08:53:16 PM »
Is this one of those cases where you don't need the expansion pack to be able to have the items?  Cameras came with World Adventures.  So if someone doesn't have WA, will he still be able to buy cameras?

Ah, good question. I do not know for sure.

On a different note, I just had my first real bug with my Dynasty game. I got an opportunity for Sporty to travel to China for the Secret Technique op. I sent her there by herself and the China load screen took about 10 minutes. The green bar got 90% of the way there and I just gave up. I had no choice but to force quit the game. Thankfully I had saved the day before, but I'm worried that my game is going to start to give me problems. Just loading the game from the Main Menu and saving at the end takes close to 5 minutes. Ridiculous.

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« Reply #1614 on: December 22, 2010, 08:56:32 PM »
Well I guess my dynasty has been over since it begun then since Apollo's paintings of himself are still life and not "portraits".  This, though, is my one and only attempt as I have put too much into it to start over.  :'(

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« Reply #1615 on: December 22, 2010, 09:00:48 PM »
Well I guess my dynasty has been over since it begun then since Apollo's paintings of himself are still life and not "portraits".  This, though, is my one and only attempt as I have put too much into it to start over.  :'(

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« Reply #1616 on: December 22, 2010, 10:07:03 PM »
On a different note, I just had my first real bug with my Dynasty game. I got an opportunity for Sporty to travel to China for the Secret Technique op. I sent her there by herself and the China load screen took about 10 minutes. The green bar got 90% of the way there and I just gave up. I had no choice but to force quit the game. Thankfully I had saved the day before, but I'm worried that my game is going to start to give me problems. Just loading the game from the Main Menu and saving at the end takes close to 5 minutes. Ridiculous.

Yeah, you're at the point where your file may start to run slower.  The China loading thing won't necessarily keep happening, though.  My travels are going very well lately.  

Well I guess my dynasty has been over since it begun then since Apollo's paintings of himself are still life and not "portraits".  This, though, is my one and only attempt as I have put too much into it to start over.  :'(

I'm really sorry to hear that.  The rules do clearly state "portrait" and say nothing of still life paintings being allowed.  A portrait becomes available at level 7 of the painting skill.
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« Reply #1617 on: December 22, 2010, 10:20:55 PM »
I'm really sorry to hear that.  The rules do clearly state "portrait" and say nothing of still life paintings being allowed.  A portrait becomes available at level 7 of the painting skill.


...but they don't specifically ban still life and my understanding was if it wasn't specifically banned it was allowed.


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« Reply #1618 on: December 22, 2010, 10:29:30 PM »
...but they don't specifically ban still life and my understanding was if it wasn't specifically banned it was allowed.

I don't think we should have to ban something that's clearly stated otherwise.  Still life paintings are not portraits.  Just because you can aim the camera at anything (including a Sim) doesn't make it anything other than a still life painting.  Just as we said ice sculptures are allowed in the museum, but we didn't ban stone statues.  They just aren't the same thing, even though both come from sculpting.
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« Reply #1619 on: December 22, 2010, 11:29:13 PM »
I don't think we should have to ban something that's clearly stated otherwise.  Still life paintings are not portraits.  Just because you can aim the camera at anything (including a Sim) doesn't make it anything other than a still life painting.  Just as we said ice sculptures are allowed in the museum, but we didn't ban stone statues.  They just aren't the same thing, even though both come from sculpting.

I didn't know it was possible to sculpt a stone sim sculpture.  Does that get unlocked from an opportunity? 

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« Reply #1620 on: December 22, 2010, 11:58:10 PM »
I didn't know it was possible to sculpt a stone sim sculpture.  Does that get unlocked from an opportunity? 

No, I didn't say a stone Sim sculpture.  I said a stone statue.  My point being that an ice sculpture of a Sim is not the same thing as a stone statue.
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« Reply #1621 on: December 23, 2010, 12:14:54 AM »
No, I didn't say a stone Sim sculpture.  I said a stone statue.  My point being that an ice sculpture of a Sim is not the same thing as a stone statue.
ok I see what you are saying.  I wouldn't have thought they were the same.  Around here painting and portrait are used interchangeably so in my little mind they are the same thing and I have never made a distinction in the method of painting a portrait, in that all methods are valid if they result in a picture of the sim.  Which is why the statue comment confused me - ice statues are the only way to get a depiction of the sim in statue form so the other materials were never a consideration. 

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« Reply #1622 on: December 23, 2010, 02:41:39 AM »
Don't you need WA to get the cameras? I didn't bother with sculptures or photographs just portraits. The guy my gal married had no painting skill, but he got to level 7 quick enough.
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« Reply #1623 on: December 24, 2010, 03:45:41 PM »
I'll start right now! We'll see if I have the patience to deal with 8 sims at the same time lol. Never done that... I usually can't bear more than 4 sims in the same house.

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« Reply #1624 on: December 24, 2010, 07:38:02 PM »
Ah, good question. I do not know for sure.

 Just loading the game from the Main Menu and saving at the end takes close to 5 minutes. Ridiculous.

Five minutes?  Just wait.  The Clan Douglas Dynasty game was taking around half an hour to load and save at the end.  And I have a good computer, that normally loads very quickly.  I think it was just the sheer size of the file.
 
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