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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8725 on: September 19, 2013, 04:42:17 AM »
I seem to have lost my founder :S They were going on a family trip and when they all got in the car, her portrait vanished from the side panel. I've done a save as, quit and cleared caches which hasn't helped. The strange thing is she still appears in the household picture on the main menu.

Can I go back to a previous save to get her back?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8726 on: September 19, 2013, 04:43:09 AM »
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8727 on: September 20, 2013, 09:16:53 AM »
So, for some reason, I can't get either of my self-employed careers, alchemy and riding, to fire. It doesn't matter how high the skill is, the option to register isn't coming up in any of my game files. Does anyone have any idea of what's going on?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8728 on: September 20, 2013, 09:31:30 AM »
So, for some reason, I can't get either of my self-employed careers, alchemy and riding, to fire. It doesn't matter how high the skill is, the option to register isn't coming up in any of my game files. Does anyone have any idea of what's going on?

Do you have Ambitions? 

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8729 on: September 20, 2013, 09:41:10 AM »
So, for some reason, I can't get either of my self-employed careers, alchemy and riding, to fire. It doesn't matter how high the skill is, the option to register isn't coming up in any of my game files. Does anyone have any idea of what's going on?

How are you trying to get the option to fire. Have you tried using the computer to search for jobs and clicking on the register as self employed. It has been awhile but I seem to recall that was the only way I could register as self employed.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8730 on: September 20, 2013, 09:45:31 AM »
You can also use the City Hall to register as self employed.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8731 on: September 20, 2013, 11:09:07 AM »
You can also register on your phone. Let us know if you have tried all the ways mentioned.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8732 on: September 20, 2013, 11:15:17 AM »
It never works when I use the phone. My computer hates me though so that probably is just my computer.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8733 on: September 20, 2013, 04:42:02 PM »
Okay, so self-employed alchemy isn't coming up at City Hall, on the phone, or the computer. Haven't tried riding yet.

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« Reply #8734 on: September 20, 2013, 05:58:21 PM »
Okay, so self-employed alchemy isn't coming up at City Hall, on the phone, or the computer. Haven't tried riding yet.

You are using the latest update for you game as well right?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8735 on: September 20, 2013, 06:01:02 PM »
Oh forgot to ask if you are able to get the self-employment for other skills if the Sim has other skills? Are other Sims able to get self-employment?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8736 on: September 20, 2013, 06:29:30 PM »
I only have Pets and Supernatural, so riding and alchemy are the only self-employed skills I have. And yes, I am playing the up-to-date version of the game.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8737 on: September 20, 2013, 06:57:57 PM »
That might be the problem. If you don't have Ambitions, you can't be self-employed.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8738 on: September 20, 2013, 07:02:54 PM »
Are we allowed to use a mod that turns off all other mods for this dynasty file? I believe I read that in the rules for the Deca and Life States dynasties but I don't see it here.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8739 on: September 20, 2013, 07:15:09 PM »
Since the rules about mods are consistent throughout all the dynasties, I'd say yes, but I'll leave it to Metro and the others to decide. I find it easier to just have a separate folder for my games with mods and switch between the two depending on what I want to play. :P
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8740 on: September 20, 2013, 07:23:37 PM »
I only have Pets and Supernatural, so riding and alchemy are the only self-employed skills I have. And yes, I am playing the up-to-date version of the game.

That's why I ask if you have Ambitions earlier.  :)  Without the ambitions xpac, you will not be able to register as self-employed.

Are we allowed to use a mod that turns off all other mods for this dynasty file? I believe I read that in the rules for the Deca and Life States dynasties but I don't see it here.

Trip is correct, you can use a mod to turn off all your mods. 


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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8741 on: September 20, 2013, 08:08:52 PM »
Great! Thank you, Trip and Nutella.  ;D

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8742 on: September 20, 2013, 08:37:48 PM »
....but I used to be able to register as self-employed. Did one of the new patches change that?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8743 on: September 20, 2013, 09:22:17 PM »
....but I used to be able to register as self-employed. Did one of the new patches change that?

I did some testing, removed my ambitions on a test file, I was not able to register as self employed alchemist.  When I put ambitions xpac back in, I was able to. 

Do you remember what profession you used to be able to register as self employed?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8744 on: September 20, 2013, 09:30:30 PM »
I used to be able to register as an alchemist. Every witch I have still pops the wish to become one which is part of my confusion.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8745 on: September 20, 2013, 09:43:57 PM »
Ok I found a post confirming your suspicions.  Alchemy career used to be possible without ambitions, before the latest patch, which seemed to change every self employment career so that you need Ambitions for it.

Let's just hope that the next patch will fix this back.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8746 on: September 20, 2013, 10:06:14 PM »
I once had a sim wish to join the photographer self employment career. I had Ambitions at the time (this was a while ago) but I didn't have WA or UL so I couldn't even skill photography.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8747 on: September 21, 2013, 02:37:26 PM »
I have a very weird and very devastating problem.

First, three of my sims went to university and came back after two terms. Upon coming back to the homeworld, my UI was entirely gone. I had access to some keyboard shortcuts, but not all of them. I could still select sims by right-clicking them and then they were able to interact with themselves and others just fine. To illustrate my point better, I have a screenshot:



And no, I wasn't tabbed out.

So I tried pressing Escape. I tried pressing F10. No dice. So I took myself over to Crinrict's article on the problem, and the third fix (save, go to the main menu, and reload) did the trick. Mostly.

Now my UI is back in working order, but one of my household members is gone from the portrait panel. He shows up in everyone's relationship panels, in the household thumbnail on the main menu, and he's able to be texted, but resetting him won't do the trick and he's kind of gone but not gone and certainly not dead. I've encountered it before it previous dynasties, and the fix that Rica always approved was to go back to a previous save, since the other solution was to use Edit Town to move the household to the clipboard and back again. The problem is that a previous save won't exactly do me much good here. I tested to see if my earlier saves while in university would fix it. I had a save from a couple hours before my sims returned home, and it still spit out the same problem when they returned. I had one from halfway through their uni time, and I re-played their last week of uni only for them to return home to the same missing UI and missing household member.

This isn't a particularly important household member, not in the slightest, but I fear that he won't properly die if he stays like this, and he's sitting at 94 or so. I need him to die!

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- Not once did I quit without saving. I made sure that I didn't overwrite any of the botched return saves either.
- I obsessively keep all of my saves, so I have plenty of saves I could restore this from, not just those two from uni that I mentioned.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8748 on: September 23, 2013, 02:40:52 PM »
@ Trip

You have the green light to go back to a previous save.  Good luck on your dynasty.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8749 on: September 23, 2013, 05:32:11 PM »
Can it be as far back as I need it to be? I might have to go back to before I sent them to university. It's a real-life week's worth of playing down the drain, but one that I accept.
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