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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1975 on: February 02, 2011, 03:16:26 AM »
That's what is making me think different about it is the way it is described in the rules and another fact. If I remember right one of Metro's failed attempts was because he forget to take a photo of one of his sims as child and add it, which he saw when the sim was a YA/A and he said that he searched all place in hope of he had one so he could add it.

So therefore I'm in the meaning, that all pieces just had to be placed before the ambrosia is eaten.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1976 on: February 02, 2011, 04:15:27 AM »
I think Metro has said that museum pieces have to be placed before aging up.  My own opinion is that, as long as the piece is completed before aging up, that's enough.  The idea is that you cannot move forward with the Dynasty if you don't have the museum pieces finished in time (if you want to be in the Hall of Fame).  However, if I'm mistaken in how it should be done, I defer to Metro's final answer on the subject.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1977 on: February 02, 2011, 07:31:41 AM »
Yeah, guys, as long as museum items are placed by the time an immortal eats Ambrosia, you're doing fine and following the rules. Personally, the way I played it was to place items before the next age up just for my own visual organization and knowing that certain pieces were done. That may be why I said to do it that way.

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« Reply #1978 on: February 02, 2011, 03:40:28 PM »
Ok, I know this is going to sound technical, but it also has to do with the dynasty and error 12.  I made a few inquiries today and spoke with a couple of computer geeks and basically I already knew this, but I tried anyway, when files get very large, like our dynasty files or legacy files and you put as much content on those large lots, you are taking up memory, as you guys already probably know.  You add a few more sims, sprinklers running, tvs, stereos and anything else that moves, plus your sims, you are probably exceeding the amount of memory that your game can save with.  If the game has exceeded its memory for the particular game, then your going to get the error messages.  I don't even get them on any other game, but my dynasty.  I can play the others all day and half the evening and have no problem, but I play the dynasty and try to save, forget it.  So, the answer is to limit your content, like stereos, etc. and anything that runs.  Then you add ghosts to the mix and gnomes that turn everything on, then your overloading your game.  I don't know why some people have the problem and some don't, but I am going to try another dynasty and this time have very limited items running.  One major game and tv room, with one stereo and one tv.  Just build large enough for the museum pieces and that is it.  It might look funny or small, but if I can complete a dynasty that way, then so be it.  I am going into this with my eyes wide open and just assume when I get so far, it will have a meltdown, lol, and then if it doesn't, yay for me.  I will complete a dynasty if it kills me, haha.  Just thought I would pass that on.  I have been running around trying to buy video cards and that is just not the answer, besides, I found out my computer liked the old one better, lol.  Hope this explains or helps someone else. :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1979 on: February 02, 2011, 03:44:42 PM »
I am going to probably delete Franklin Colour dynasty thread and that way I can start another one, I want to come up with something different and I am going to have to think about what I want to do.  I will miss playing with that family, but I have learned alot from that game and I hope I can cross the finish line.  I looked at the date I started and it was in September, wow.  I had not realized I had worked on it that long, like so many others have also.  Wish me luck and thanks for reading my dynasty. :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1980 on: February 02, 2011, 03:49:56 PM »
Good luck in your next attempt, Salty. Bring home a winner!  :D

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1981 on: February 02, 2011, 03:51:56 PM »
You are most welcome, Schip Salty, and good luck!

EDIT: Yes Schip, I did mean Salty. No idea where my head was at. Sorry.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1982 on: February 02, 2011, 04:07:55 PM »
You are most welcome, Schip, and good luck!

Uh ... did you mean that comment for Salty?  I sure hope you did, because if it was meant for me I must be developing Alzheimer's or something, as I have no idea what you're referring to.  Please enlighten me!
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1983 on: February 02, 2011, 04:19:05 PM »
When I did the Smith Dynasty I never had any error 12 messages and it only crashed to desktop three times. It ran a little slow at the end but I think it is true what Salty said the less stuff the better.
I built the house almost straight away and kept content to a minimum. I do believe that keeping things pretty basic and simple is the key here.

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« Reply #1984 on: February 02, 2011, 04:21:31 PM »
Rachel, didn't you say that your Dynasty just had paintings, no ice sculptures?  That probably made a difference.  I did find in the Clan Douglas Dynasty that I was getting a lot of Error 12s near the end, but when I got rid of a bunch of unnecessary stuff it never happened again.  The load times were still incredibly long.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1985 on: February 02, 2011, 04:28:32 PM »
I think Metro has said that museum pieces have to be placed before aging up.  My own opinion is that, as long as the piece is completed before aging up, that's enough. 


Yeah, this is what I needed to confirm - for looks, I'm wanting to be able to have the same stuff for each generation of Immortals, so was keeping a nearly finished sculpture of my founder in the cooler until my mortal sculptor has ice personality. I'll continue with doing that, but will just not count it in my final score.

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« Reply #1986 on: February 02, 2011, 04:33:01 PM »
Yeah I did just have paintings so that probably made a big difference. If I ever get round to finishing the Khalid Dynasty with all the sculptures I can see if that makes a difference. I have already scaled down some this time round by not having ghosts or as much outdoor furniture.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1987 on: February 02, 2011, 04:47:25 PM »
I have learned my lesson on building such a huge house.  I will probably still have sculptures, portraits and photographs, but not urns or graves and so many tvs and stereos and forget about those silly gnomes, will just sell the little creatures, lol.  Ok, off to plan a new dynasty.  Thanks all. :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1988 on: February 02, 2011, 04:54:47 PM »
That is what I did this time around, sparsely furnished, everything extra gets sold, and all graves are sent off to the cemetery.  Just now starting to lag but since generation 8 is a young adult I should be able to finish up without too many issues.

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« Reply #1989 on: February 02, 2011, 10:34:57 PM »
I am going to probably delete Franklin Colour dynasty thread and that way I can start another one, I want to come up with something different and I am going to have to think about what I want to do.  I will miss playing with that family, but I have learned alot from that game and I hope I can cross the finish line.  I looked at the date I started and it was in September, wow.  I had not realized I had worked on it that long, like so many others have also.  Wish me luck and thanks for reading my dynasty. :)
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« Reply #1990 on: February 03, 2011, 12:11:52 AM »
Sorry Simstar, believe me, I did not want to.  The next one will be better and I might even try it in a different town, although, I was thinking about using Christopher this time, not sure yet.  I really want to make it unique and I don't have much imagination, unless I really think long and hard about it.  They let someone go at work, so my hours are going to somewhat crazy for a while.  I will only be able to work on the next dynasty a couple of days a week, but I will try my best.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1991 on: February 03, 2011, 01:23:25 PM »
Uh ... did you mean that comment for Salty?  I sure hope you did, because if it was meant for me I must be developing Alzheimer's or something, as I have no idea what you're referring to.  Please enlighten me!

Yes I did, sorry. I've edited my post on the previous page.
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« Reply #1992 on: February 03, 2011, 01:48:02 PM »
Well, I know it is going to look funny on that big lot to have such a small house, but that is ok.  Also, when I get their cars, think I will keep a driveway in the family inventory, purchase a car and put it in their personal inventory, that will cut down on having 8 driveways too.  Ya gotta do, what ya gotta do, lol.  Just getting ready to make my new guy, so will probably have the first post sometime later today.  Ok, number 4, here I come. ;D
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1993 on: February 03, 2011, 07:59:54 PM »
Well I am happy to say I have completed my dynasty.  Now it is time to party so I am going to make brownies to celebrate.  ;D

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« Reply #1994 on: February 03, 2011, 08:14:16 PM »
Well I am happy to say I have completed my dynasty.  Now it is time to party so I am going to make brownies to celebrate.  ;D

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« Reply #1995 on: February 03, 2011, 09:26:38 PM »
Congratulations to tjsmetana and Metropolis Man on completing their Dynasties.

Hats off to all of you who have and are attempting this and to those who are persevering despite bad setbacks.

I don't think that my laptop, with its on-board graphics, would be able to handle it.  I believe that was Schipperke who mentioned long loading times and rendering times for her Dynasty save file, putting it down to all the content in the museum.   Though to be honest, even with a state of the art computer, I'm not sure I'd be able to handle it. You guys have my admiration.

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« Reply #1996 on: February 03, 2011, 09:29:43 PM »
Well, I know it is going to look funny on that big lot to have such a small house, but that is ok.  Also, when I get their cars, think I will keep a driveway in the family inventory, purchase a car and put it in their personal inventory, that will cut down on having 8 driveways too.  Ya gotta do, what ya gotta do, lol.  Just getting ready to make my new guy, so will probably have the first post sometime later today.  Ok, number 4, here I come. ;D
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1997 on: February 03, 2011, 09:33:58 PM »
How long does the average sim live? Agnes is 103 days old and will not die, which screws things up for my sim and Bella.

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« Reply #1998 on: February 03, 2011, 09:41:13 PM »
How long does the average sim live? Agnes is 103 days old and will not die, which screws things up for my sim and Bella.
Sims can die any time after 90 days.  I've had some die right at or around their 90th birthday, others that went on to 110.  I've heard of them living to 115.  It seems like they always live longer when you're waiting for them to die.  ;)
 
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« Reply #1999 on: February 03, 2011, 10:55:18 PM »
Thanks Schip