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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1775 on: January 16, 2011, 07:30:17 PM »
Ah, looks like you've been hit with the needs bug, Simmerqueen. Some evidence points to the use of cheap beds as the source of the problem. If you can afford it, get a really nice bed for your Sim, and make sure to exit out of the game completely, and restart your computer.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1776 on: January 16, 2011, 07:34:46 PM »
Thanks Metropolis Man - that would actually be wonderful if it's a bug, then it would mean that maybe I am not total phail when it comes to sim needs.   ;D  I will try your suggestions, as it's very frustrating when no matter what you do the sim isn't ever out of the red.  I've never seen this before as I always play with mods, so it was really strange for me.



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« Reply #1777 on: January 16, 2011, 10:03:38 PM »
Ah, looks like you've been hit with the needs bug, Simmerqueen. Some evidence points to the use of cheap beds as the source of the problem. If you can afford it, get a really nice bed for your Sim, and make sure to exit out of the game completely, and restart your computer.

Is that really a bug? Great! I just didn't understand why my sims where so depressed all the time - thanks Simmerqueen and Metro  ;D I was starting to feel guilty for being such a bad sim-mother. And I was getting so sick of not ever getting promotions and A's at school. I bought them better beds and apparently what you said was true, Metro... problem solved! :D.

Oh, and don't worry Simmerqueen, I was also a cheater before I started my Dynasty. I was such a fail that I am on my 5th attempt - but now it looks like I'm finally going to make it! It's not too hard after all... for me there were too many requirements to remember, that was it. Once I started writing everything down things got a lot better.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1778 on: January 16, 2011, 11:47:05 PM »
I hope that bug gets fixed in a patch soon.  It's a real pain in the butt.  Though I assume the spreadsheet, I have not looked at it yet, makes it easier to keep track of the unique opportunities for each Sim.  I think for me, that would be the hardest part of keeping track of stuff, since it is so easy to get a lot of duplicate opportunities.  At the same time, plenty of unique ones if you count work related and skill related opportunities.

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« Reply #1779 on: January 17, 2011, 12:43:07 AM »
The spreadsheet was a lifesaver for me.  I was able to list the name of each opportunity on the tab for the appropriate generation.  I did have to study it as I got further into the challenge to make sure I wasn't duplicating.  Like, look over the opportunities I'd already done before I accepted a new one.  Once I had my unique 6 BlackOps, I tried not to accept any more opportunities for that Sim, just to help make sure I didn't accidentally duplicate one. 
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« Reply #1780 on: January 17, 2011, 01:00:48 AM »
The spreadsheet was a lifesaver for me.  I was able to list the name of each opportunity on the tab for the appropriate generation.  I did have to study it as I got further into the challenge to make sure I wasn't duplicating.  Like, look over the opportunities I'd already done before I accepted a new one.  Once I had my unique 6 BlackOps, I tried not to accept any more opportunities for that Sim, just to help make sure I didn't accidentally duplicate one. 
Yeah I am so afraid of duplicating opportunities once I get more immortals in my house! From now on I will definitely have to do a better job at keeping up with everything. Thanks again for making that spreadsheet!

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« Reply #1781 on: January 17, 2011, 04:18:28 AM »
Beside spreadsheat, I find it very convenient to write all important things such are blackopps in biography of each Sim, so you won't risk losing your notes. Also, writting them down in dynasty story help too. I have details for dynasty in at least 3 places, so now excuses for me:) Now, if only game would stop crashing when I play dynasty it would be awesome.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1782 on: January 17, 2011, 05:37:26 AM »
Just to make sure once the eighth immortal has eaten ambrosia all official dynasty rules can be broken.

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« Reply #1783 on: January 17, 2011, 06:49:25 AM »
... I find it very convenient to write all important things such are blackopps in biography of each Sim, so you won't risk losing your notes...

That's brilliant, I think I'll do that. I'm more worried about duplicating best friends or lifetime rewards though, I figure if I only count career opportunities or ones related to the immortals supermax skill towards black opps I pretty much eliminate the risk of duplicating those.

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« Reply #1784 on: January 17, 2011, 06:55:59 AM »
Just to make sure once the eighth immortal has eaten ambrosia all official dynasty rules can be broken.

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That's correct.

EDIT: And obviously total up your museum value, etc too.

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« Reply #1785 on: January 17, 2011, 11:38:11 AM »
If for some tragic reason I have to start over again on the Dynasty someone please remind me to be more organized with my notes and stuff! I just spent half an hour trying to find all my bits of paper for the Dynasty and am about to fill out the Spreadsheet.
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« Reply #1786 on: January 17, 2011, 12:39:28 PM »
@samoht04 - I really understand you. I had to start over my dynasty again because of that particular reason...
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« Reply #1787 on: January 17, 2011, 12:50:21 PM »
If for some tragic reason I have to start over again on the Dynasty someone please remind me to be more organized with my notes and stuff! I just spent half an hour trying to find all my bits of paper for the Dynasty and am about to fill out the Spreadsheet.

If you use Notepad.exe, you can just ALT + TAB and write your notes while you play without using much of your computer's resources.  I do it because I am too lazy to mess with a spreadsheet and actual paper has a way of ending up under my couch. I organize mine like this:

 (1) Darryl Archer
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 Opportunities:
 1. Funny Looking Fish (fishing) - done
 2. Lots of Fresh Fish (fishing) - done
 3. Say Hello to My Little Fish (fishing) - done
 4. Merging Towards Overtime (business) - done
 5. Making Nice with the Newsies (business) - done
 6. Outflanking the Military (business) - done

 Superskill:
 LTRewards:  no bills ever, collection helper
 Real Estate:  Diner,
 Best Friends: 
 LTW:  CEO of a Mega Corporation
 Top Career:  Power Broker
 Paintings:  YA,
 Ambrosia: no

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1788 on: January 17, 2011, 12:51:54 PM »
That's probably what will happen to me, although I'm going to try to be really organized.  Oh, and thanks Metropolis Man!  After I shut my game down and restarted the needs bug was gone.  Yay!

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« Reply #1789 on: January 17, 2011, 12:56:24 PM »
Oh, and thanks Metropolis Man!  After I shut my game down and restarted the needs bug was gone.  Yay!

Awesome! :) You'd be surprised at how many ailments that simple act can cure.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1790 on: January 17, 2011, 07:59:10 PM »
I have an issue. Holly Alto skipped the adult phase, and went straight to elder. Is there a way to fix this, or should I just deal with the issue?

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« Reply #1791 on: January 17, 2011, 08:43:28 PM »
I have an issue. Holly Alto skipped the adult phase, and went straight to elder. Is there a way to fix this, or should I just deal with the issue?

I know of no way to fix that bug. Can you return to an earlier save?

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« Reply #1792 on: January 17, 2011, 09:08:22 PM »
I have an issue. Holly Alto skipped the adult phase, and went straight to elder. Is there a way to fix this, or should I just deal with the issue?
That happened to me as well. Except hers was from young adult to adult. I wished there was something to fix it :(

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« Reply #1793 on: January 18, 2011, 12:08:32 AM »
Holly Alto sure is a popular marriage candidate.  Seems like most people target her in Sunset Valley for their spouse if starting with a male sim.  I wonder who the popular choice is in the other towns.

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« Reply #1794 on: January 18, 2011, 02:15:54 AM »
Metro - Are we allowed into Edit Town to upload Houses or Vacation Homes and the household?(Or just save them to the Bin)
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« Reply #1795 on: January 18, 2011, 06:05:21 AM »
I have finished so what do I do now. My museum value is pitiful because I only did portraits. Next time I am going for it big time with sculptures and photographs too.
I loved doing this challenge it was so much fun.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1796 on: January 18, 2011, 06:16:54 AM »
Metro - Are we allowed into Edit Town to upload Houses or Vacation Homes and the household?(Or just save them to the Bin)

I don't know enough about that whole process to honestly follow what you're asking, samo. You mean just to drop in homes you have built that you want to add to a neighborhood? That's not covered in the rules. You can use Edit Town to add Late Night structures and add a couple other buildings if they're missing, but that's about it.

I have finished so what do I do now. My museum value is pitiful because I only did portraits. Next time I am going for it big time with sculptures and photographs too.
I loved doing this challenge it was so much fun.

Rachel

Rachel, congratulations! :) I'll be PMing you today.

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« Reply #1797 on: January 18, 2011, 06:23:25 AM »
Rachel, congratulation! And good luck with new start.

Metro, Samoht is asking about upload, and I'm curious too. Can we enter edit town to save our family and/or built houses to the bin, without changing anything to the town? Maybe to send it to Swap Shop, and/or use it in another game beside dynasty? For example, I want to made perfect community garden and one of my immortals would be great for that job, so can copy them and let her do that in other unrelated game? I can't see any reason not to, but still I won't do it before your green light.

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« Reply #1798 on: January 18, 2011, 06:29:41 AM »
Rachel, congratulation! And good luck with new start.

Metro, Samoht is asking about upload, and I'm curious too. Can we enter edit town to save our family and/or built houses to the bin, without changing anything to the town? Maybe to send it to Swap Shop, and/or use it in another game beside dynasty? For example, I want to made perfect community garden and one of my immortals would be great for that job, so can copy them and let her do that in other unrelated game? I can't see any reason not to, but still I won't do it before your green light.

Oh, sure, that's fine. Yeah, like I said — that whole aspect is a weakness for me. No problem at all. Pam is doing the same thing I know and making each Dreamweaver available to the Swap Shop.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1799 on: January 18, 2011, 08:18:43 AM »
Call me crazy but I already want to start a new dynasty.

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