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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2075 on: February 27, 2011, 06:22:00 AM »
@Metro:

Is there any real reason why a person can't have an entry in the HoF for each Immortal Dynasty family that is completed?  I don't know if I'll do a second one, but if I did, I probably wouldn't want to have to choose between my families.  And if someone completes the challenge twice, that seems like it's an accomplishment worth two entries.  But then, if the entries are per player, then I see why it can be only one entry per player and not per Dynasty family.

It's definitely not per player, Pam, because there will be another Dynasty I create later this year and that Dynasty will have entries right along in a player's Immortal Dynasty HOF listing. So, yeah, good point. Like I said, I'll figure it out. I won't force a player to choose between 2 families.

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« Reply #2076 on: March 01, 2011, 01:45:59 AM »
It's definitely not per player, Pam, because there will be another Dynasty I create later this year and that Dynasty will have entries right along in a player's Immortal Dynasty HOF listing. So, yeah, good point. Like I said, I'll figure it out. I won't force a player to choose between 2 families.
Ohhh, another Dynasty ;D
How exciting! Do you have any idea of what it will be like?
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« Reply #2077 on: March 01, 2011, 01:58:37 AM »
How exciting! Do you have any idea of what it will be like?

No, but it will probably be top secret anyway.  :D
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« Reply #2078 on: March 01, 2011, 02:07:56 AM »
No, but it will probably be top secret anyway.  D
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« Reply #2079 on: March 02, 2011, 01:10:35 AM »
I know that the makeover station resets the life stage of the sim, but can we use it on the day they age up? Because that wouldn't affect their age, would it?

The reason I'm asking is because if you want to change the hairstyle for each outfit, you have to go through a lot (plant outfit, change appearance, change outfit, change appearance over and over again). This often makes my game crash because I've entered CAS so many times.

So would it be okay to use the makeover station on the day of the sim aging up so that the hair and outfits can all be changed at once without the life stage resetting?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2080 on: March 02, 2011, 06:32:58 AM »
Alexandria_, I can't change that at this point. I see your reasoning, but we're way past the point of making exceptions with the makeover station given where players are in their games and that some have already finished.

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« Reply #2081 on: March 02, 2011, 06:43:09 AM »
That's fine. I just thought I'd ask :)



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2082 on: March 02, 2011, 08:19:37 AM »
Alexandia, what I do to prevent the crashing from entering CAS too many times, is to save right before they age up, then use the mirror and dresser and save again.  If there are multiple age-ups, then save after each sim is done before starting on the next one.  It takes a while to get through birthdays due to the length of time saving takes, but at least I know I won't lose any work if it does decide to crash.  And for me it always seemed that crashes were more likely to happen the longer I had played without saving.

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« Reply #2083 on: March 02, 2011, 08:52:28 AM »
Thanks tjsmetana.
I usually do that, but like you said, it takes ages to save and sometimes I get a little impatient :P
It also seems to like to crash on me as soon as I enter CAS, but I guess if I save enough it shouldn't matter. At the moment, I'm saving three times per sim day!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2084 on: March 02, 2011, 09:03:20 AM »
Sounds about right, I was saving at night once I got everyone to bed (holdover from Sims 2 in I never save when someone is off the lot), then I save before a baby is born and immediately after, then right before and immediately after any birthday or wedding or move out, and then again if they make any changes in the mirror or dresser.  Sometimes I think I spend more time saving then playing.  Longer challenges challenge my patience. :o  That is part of the reason I played mine so fast, so as to get it done before the game tested my patience.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2085 on: March 03, 2011, 09:34:44 PM »
I just had a weird glitch - a toddler went from "3 days to aging up" to "6 days to aging up". No other sim has been affected. I'd accuse Grandpa of sneaking ambrosia into her bottle, but there wasn't any in the house or anything...I've got some stored in a food replicator, which I keep in a basement room with no doors and no stairs except when I'm actively being used, and my immortal sim keeps all the life fruit in her inventory except when the cooking sim is actually making ambrosia.

Regardless of the cause - I can think of a couple possible ways to proceed from here.
- Subtract 3 from her 'days to aging up' count, and age her up when her birthday should have been.
- Revert to my last save before she got glitched
- Call it a game and start over.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2086 on: March 03, 2011, 10:17:18 PM »
I just had a weird glitch - a toddler went from "3 days to aging up" to "6 days to aging up". No other sim has been affected. I'd accuse Grandpa of sneaking ambrosia into her bottle, but there wasn't any in the house or anything...I've got some stored in a food replicator, which I keep in a basement room with no doors and no stairs except when I'm actively being used, and my immortal sim keeps all the life fruit in her inventory except when the cooking sim is actually making ambrosia.

Regardless of the cause - I can think of a couple possible ways to proceed from here.
- Subtract 3 from her 'days to aging up' count, and age her up when her birthday should have been.
- Revert to my last save before she got glitched
- Call it a game and start over.

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Option #4 — carry on. ;) Not a big deal for me. Thanks for letting me know.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2087 on: March 04, 2011, 12:05:22 AM »
I just had a weird glitch - a toddler went from "3 days to aging up" to "6 days to aging up".

Did you change the toddler's clothes with a dresser around that time?  I had this happen to me in one of my previous attempts (that was stricken down by the disappearing sim bug), and it seemed to happen after I changed the toddler's clothes.  While my original thought was that the dresser glitch still affects toddlers, it could have just been a random age bug and was entirely coincidental.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2088 on: March 04, 2011, 12:44:31 AM »
I've seen toddlers get their ages messed up, too.  I haven't been able to trace it back to changing clothes, though.  It's some odd aging bug.
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« Reply #2089 on: March 04, 2011, 01:24:07 AM »
Ok, it's only happened to me once that I am aware of anyways (it does seems like it takes forever for them to age up sometimes lol).  I noticed it shortly after changing the toddler's clothes for a photograph, but in reality it could have happened at any point before that.  I just remembered the old glitch with dressers, and with the timing of my realization, it seemed like a logical enough assumption.
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« Reply #2090 on: March 04, 2011, 06:57:48 AM »
I'd changed her clothes with a dresser, but I think that was the previous game day. I checked her age and got "3 days left", and then a little while later noticed the bar had reset to empty, over the course of what struck me as an ordinary, average day.

There must be some seriously, seriously overcomplicated programming in the way the game tracks the ages of Sims. It shouldn't be as easy as it is to screw it up.
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« Reply #2091 on: March 04, 2011, 07:13:23 AM »
However it happened, cathyknits, you can go ahead and age the toddler up on what would have been her original birthday.  If it's a technical issue that's messing up, we don't make the player suffer for it just because it's a challenge.  So, yeah, go ahead and age the toddler up after three days (or however many days are left until the original birthday).  Sorry, I should have told you that earlier.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2092 on: March 07, 2011, 04:24:21 AM »
Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you all for sharing such a nice game, and special thanks to Metro & Pam for their creativity and patience in responses.
What a pity you can't add cured vampires to family. There was a 10% limit of vampires in TS2 Nightlife, but there is not seem to be any limit at all in LateNight. Imagine immortal-to-be meeting her future spouse in childhood, making friendship and romance with him while teens... And when finally she becomes young adult and call him to propose a wedding for the rest of his life - he suddenly reveals pale skin, blood thirst and fungy thingies. It's a bride's ruined life, I'll tell you.
Well, nevermind. I read whole thread of 210 pages (yes, I wouldn't choose "Bookworm" self-trait for nothing) and still have some minor questions to ask. I don't need detailed explanations, simple "yes" or "no" will work fine for me.
1. Can immortals divorce if their relationship with mortal spouses would drop? Of course, ex will live full life on dynasty lot, and next marriage can be done only after ex's natural death. I don't planning such a thing personally, but want to know nevertheless.
(Yes, I read pp.131-132 about spouses).
2. Immortal Sim can not reach 10 level of any other immortal's SuperMax skill - only 9,99. I should look after my sims on this subject. But can immortal Sim accomplish all related skill challenges without maxing out skill? Is it against rules? Should I look after it too?
I don't know whether or not it is technically possible to accomplish challenges without level 10, but I don't want accidentally find out that it is possible (and against rules) in 6th or 7th generation.
(Yes, I read first 40 pages about supermax skills).
3. Late Night provides us ability to choose lifetime wish regardless of Sim's traits in CAS or when aging in-game. It looks a little like Change Lifetime Wish LTR but doesn't worth any happiness points to spend and allows to choose any existing wish in game. Is this allowed?
(Nowhere to be found in the thread).

P.S. Excuse me my poor grammar, for I am not English-speaking person.

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« Reply #2093 on: March 07, 2011, 04:46:26 AM »
Welcome to our Forum, Siergiej.  I'll answer your questions.

1.  Yes, immortals can divorce spouses (or "break up") as long as the spouse never moves out of the house and dies a natural death.

2.  Technically, yes, an immortal can do the challenges of another immortal's SuperMax skill.  However, it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to complete those challenges without reaching level 10 in that skill.

3.  Yes, you may use the option to choose any Lifetime Wish in the game.

I hope this helps.  If you have any more questions, please ask.  :)
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« Reply #2094 on: March 07, 2011, 04:51:25 AM »
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2.  Technically, yes, an immortal can do the challenges of another immortal's SuperMax skill.

And this is not against rules, is it?

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« Reply #2095 on: March 07, 2011, 04:55:01 AM »
And this is not against rules, is it?

Thanks for quick reply!

No, it's not against the rules.
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« Reply #2096 on: March 10, 2011, 12:42:23 AM »
Sorry, this was probably asked already, but when I try to take an adult picture of my founder for the immortal museum the only thing I can get it to say is A Top Chef.  Is it okay to use a picture saying this?

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« Reply #2097 on: March 10, 2011, 01:58:22 AM »
Sorry, this was probably asked already, but when I try to take an adult picture of my founder for the immortal museum the only thing I can get it to say is A Top Chef.  Is it okay to use a picture saying this?

If your adult Sim is the Top Chef in question, then it's fine. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #2098 on: March 11, 2011, 06:03:18 AM »
Hi,
     I am sure this has been asked somewhere in this amazingly long thread but it is taking me forever to find an answer and I wanted to start playing this challenge sooner rather than later. So instead of buying the items in Twinbrook to get to $1800 can I use the familyfunds option to just make the funds $1800?

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« Reply #2099 on: March 11, 2011, 06:19:30 AM »
Hi,
     I am sure this has been asked somewhere in this amazingly long thread but it is taking me forever to find an answer and I wanted to start playing this challenge sooner rather than later. So instead of buying the items in Twinbrook to get to $1800 can I use the familyfunds option to just make the funds $1800?

That would mean using a cheat, which is against the rules.  Best to just follow the instructions for Twinbrook.
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