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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #425 on: September 02, 2010, 12:52:22 PM »
LOL Metro I may be a woman myself but I am the opposite my home is filled with men/boys. LOL In a house with 8 there are only 3 girls! Needless to say you might like it here! And back when our house was only 5 like yours is! I was then the only girl! So I definitely know the surrounded feeling and just make them happy! But I am sure making girls happy is alot more difficult then making boys happy! As my two girls are a pain! LOL

Pam, I fully intend to do this but want to get some of my challenges more on track first. I typically only do one challenge at a time because I always forget to challenge the settings for short to long or whatever so it is easier to stick with one challenge at a time. But from what I have read of you and your gaming style I am alot like you. So I will definitely keep in mind the way you do things. Just wish I had a way to download your spreadsheet! Hopefully we will be getting Excel soon! My husband gets all that from school for like $25! So we get it for really cheap! But I think he wants the new 2010 stuff they have out anyone know if the spreadsheet will work with that?

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« Reply #426 on: September 02, 2010, 12:58:34 PM »
You don't need excel - google spreadsheets is free to anyone with a google account (which is also free). If you just go to File->Make a Copy you have your very own version to modify.

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« Reply #427 on: September 02, 2010, 01:02:56 PM »
@momofmany: I highly recommend Open Office, the free alternative. The spreadsheet downloads fine to mine.
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« Reply #428 on: September 02, 2010, 01:24:17 PM »
:) Thanks, Metro!  I'll have to update my Dynasty now as I have lots of back screenshots and my third generation had nearly reached young adult.  I am extremely relieved CC is allowed, as I'd been using a custom skintone as a default, and removing my CC (well, just moving it to a temporary different folder on my CC) changed the skins of many of my Sims to a pure black color, which I couldn't fix :/ so I indeed was just going to start over because of that.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #429 on: September 02, 2010, 01:38:01 PM »
You don't need excel - google spreadsheets is free to anyone with a google account (which is also free). If you just go to File->Make a Copy you have your very own version to modify.
Didn't know that. Thanks!

@momofmany: I highly recommend Open Office, the free alternative. The spreadsheet downloads fine to mine.
Thanks! If my husband didn't plan on getting Excel and all that anyways I would definitely do that but since he is going to get it I might as well just wait as to not put too much on my computer. After all it is already about 3 or 4 years old! And who knows when we will be able to get a new one.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #430 on: September 02, 2010, 02:02:21 PM »
I actually have a couple of questions.

First, it says we're not allowed to replace a statue/painting/photo in the museum later - does that mean we're only allowed 1 shot at the portraits etc or does it mean that once we've placed it in the museum it stays. ie - can you do 3 portraits and pick the one you like best for the museum or does it have to be the 1st that you put in?

The other question and I'm sure it must have been asked but I couldn't find it - the unique LTRs can there be overlap so long as each immortal has a 3 unique ones or can there be no overlap at all. eg. If my gen 1 immortal has No Bills Ever, Suave Seller and Super Greenthumb as her unique LTRs but also has Steel Bladder, can other Immortals have Steel Bladder (so long as they also have 3 that are unique to them?)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #431 on: September 02, 2010, 02:13:18 PM »
I actually have a couple of questions.

First, it says we're not allowed to replace a statue/painting/photo in the museum later - does that mean we're only allowed 1 shot at the portraits etc or does it mean that once we've placed it in the museum it stays. ie - can you do 3 portraits and pick the one you like best for the museum or does it have to be the 1st that you put in?

You're free to do as many paintings/photos/sculptures of each stage as you wish before placing the object in the museum. Once an object is placed in the museum, that's it.

The other question and I'm sure it must have been asked but I couldn't find it - the unique LTRs can there be overlap so long as each immortal has a 3 unique ones or can there be no overlap at all. eg. If my gen 1 immortal has No Bills Ever, Suave Seller and Super Greenthumb as her unique LTRs but also has Steel Bladder, can other Immortals have Steel Bladder (so long as they also have 3 that are unique to them?)

Yes. It's the same concept as the BlackOps, skills, and Best Friends — there can be cross over and duplication of skills, opportunities and LTR, but each immortal must have the required number of unique "things" before eating Ambrosia.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #432 on: September 02, 2010, 02:27:26 PM »
This may seem like a stupid question.  I know we are not allowed to use cheats, but can we use moveobjects on to place decor?  Like flowers and stuff?  If not, that's perfectly fine by me.

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« Reply #433 on: September 02, 2010, 02:34:37 PM »
This may seem like a stupid question.  I know we are not allowed to use cheats, but can we use moveobjects on to place decor?  Like flowers and stuff?  If not, that's perfectly fine by me.

Let's just say no, okay? Otherwise it's one more exception to the rule set.

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« Reply #434 on: September 02, 2010, 02:42:23 PM »
Ok, Metro.  Sorry.   :(

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« Reply #435 on: September 02, 2010, 03:02:32 PM »

@Pam, very well said advice. There's no single "right" way to approach this monster of a challenge.

"Monster of a challenge"?  I beg to differ, sir.  This is FUN, FUN, FUN.  Dry run is up and running, and like Pam, no extreme plotting ahead for me.  The Lee family, Hansum is the founder, (get it? handsomely), has a decent house, a spouse and the first portrait.  Hansum will start his job at the science thingie on Monday while Agnes paints away.  (Wooing Agnes was NOT all that easy, lol).  So, don't be afraid of giving it a shot.  Just relax and do what you do best which is enjoy playing Sims3.
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« Reply #436 on: September 02, 2010, 03:22:06 PM »
You are right about planning.  I just dove in head or feet, whichever, and I have found it to be alot better.  I write down, what I have already done and then what the next immortal is going to do.  I am concentrating now on the firstborn twin, which is the immortal and what she is going to do and when she ages up to youth, then she will start fishing and probably will be almost ready for deathfish when her dad is ready for ambrosia, so pretty much just started and so far so good.  Good luck and just have fun.
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« Reply #437 on: September 02, 2010, 03:43:04 PM »
I have a question about mastering a self-employed career track.  My 2nd immortal just reached level 10 in the sculpting career, which is supposedly the top level.  However, she has an amount listed to promotion (around $60000, which isn't exactly a small task).  To master a self-employed career, is it enough to reach level 10, or does one need to sell the extra amount needed to reach the last "promotion"?

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« Reply #438 on: September 02, 2010, 04:22:12 PM »
To master a self-employed career, is it enough to reach level 10, or does one need to sell the extra amount needed to reach the last "promotion"?

Hitting level 10 is all you're required to do.

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« Reply #439 on: September 02, 2010, 05:16:15 PM »
Thank goodness!  Thanks :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #440 on: September 02, 2010, 05:41:27 PM »
I am angry.  For some reason, none of my Sims in my legacy game can paint portraits.  You tell them to paint a portrait, the screen comes up and you take the shot, then the Sim just stands there like you haven't given them anything to do.  AAARRRGGGHHH. >:(

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« Reply #441 on: September 02, 2010, 05:52:06 PM »
I am angry.  For some reason, none of my Sims in my legacy game can paint portraits.  You tell them to paint a portrait, the screen comes up and you take the shot, then the Sim just stands there like you haven't given them anything to do.  AAARRRGGGHHH. >:(

Are you talking about a bonafide "Legacy" game or are you indeed referring to this Dynasty Challenge? I have not heard of a portrait cue being cancelled. My only suggestion is to restart your computer to see if that clears up the glitch and maybe move the easel to a different location. Make sure there is plenty of open space around it for the painter and subject.

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« Reply #442 on: September 02, 2010, 06:36:32 PM »
Well here we go;

My Dynasty is going well. My founder has almost reached the immortal state, all she needs is her friends to show her some support (6 best friends). She had 1 man that died, and then another one that just reached the elder state. 2nd generation has reached young adult. they got another child wich so far reached teenager state ;)

the Twinbrook Dynasty is going great! (ignore spell errors, I'm on my iphone ;))

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« Reply #443 on: September 02, 2010, 06:41:32 PM »
PS. I Got a question. Immortal 1 Got 10 cooking with challenges completed. He also Got 10 gardening but without challenges. Are immortal 2 allowed to have gardening A's his supermax skill?

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« Reply #444 on: September 02, 2010, 06:50:41 PM »
PS. I Got a question. Immortal 1 Got 10 cooking with challenges completed. He also Got 10 gardening but without challenges. Are immortal 2 allowed to have gardening A's his supermax skill?

No because immortal #1 already maxed it. Any SuperMax skill has to be unique to an immortal — that means no other immortal has maxed it. They can push it to 9, but not max it. Maxing it has to be reserved for the SuperMax immortal.

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« Reply #445 on: September 02, 2010, 06:57:40 PM »
Okay, thanks for answering ;)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #446 on: September 02, 2010, 08:53:32 PM »
I am angry.  For some reason, none of my Sims in my legacy game can paint portraits.  You tell them to paint a portrait, the screen comes up and you take the shot, then the Sim just stands there like you haven't given them anything to do.  AAARRRGGGHHH. >:(

This happened to me, too.  Restarting fixed it for me.  I can't remember now if I restarted my computer or just the game.  Maybe restart your computer just to be sure.
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« Reply #447 on: September 02, 2010, 09:03:00 PM »
This just happened to me as well - I started a thread on it in Miscellaneous help.  I exited the game and am hoping when I go back that the problem will be gone.  Haven't had the courage to try yet.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #448 on: September 02, 2010, 11:32:13 PM »
Arghh, my dynasty has come to an end already! Here I was worried that Jackson was aging up to elder still with a number of things to do. It was going to be tight, but I thought if he retired as soon as he became an elder, we might just make it. Anyway, I was moving the selected portrait and sculpture of him as an adult to the museum when I realized I had a sculpture of Michael as a toddler but no portrait and he had just aged up to child  :'(
Guess it's back to square one. I'm going to try again with Jackson (and probably Holly) because I'm quite fond of him.

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« Reply #449 on: September 02, 2010, 11:40:34 PM »
Tough break, Norma. :( It's quite a juggling act to keep everything straight and remember everything that has to be done, I know.

 

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