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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8950 on: October 27, 2013, 02:39:18 PM »
I read another tip for preventing it if you have paintings in the inventory, to drag them to another sims inventory, and then hang them, so I went to my previous save to check if that would work and it did. However, I was still missing the toddler portrait - or rather, the one I had labelled as toddler showed the child one. So I would have failed anyway with that save.

At least I learned this early and it didn't happen in a later generation! I'm starting over.


The way I understand the rules is that once you hang a painting in the official museum you cannot replace it, but I can hang portraits in the rest of the house until I decide, right? So instead of keeping them in his inventory until I decide which one I want to use, I can hang them on a wall and then later pick which to "officially" hang in the museum and move it via buy mode?

Before you start over jesirose, have you tried switching the file names of your .sims3 file and your sims3.backup file?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8951 on: October 27, 2013, 04:44:03 PM »
I read another tip for preventing it if you have paintings in the inventory, to drag them to another sims inventory, and then hang them, so I went to my previous save to check if that would work and it did. However, I was still missing the toddler portrait - or rather, the one I had labelled as toddler showed the child one. So I would have failed anyway with that save.

At least I learned this early and it didn't happen in a later generation! I'm starting over.


The way I understand the rules is that once you hang a painting in the official museum you cannot replace it, but I can hang portraits in the rest of the house until I decide, right? So instead of keeping them in his inventory until I decide which one I want to use, I can hang them on a wall and then later pick which to "officially" hang in the museum and move it via buy mode?
Just remember that you need to have the portrait hung in the museum before the Sim in question ages up.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8952 on: October 27, 2013, 05:00:01 PM »
Just remember that you need to have the portrait hung in the museum before the Sim in question ages up.

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Oh, I don't see that in the rules.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8953 on: October 27, 2013, 06:09:19 PM »
Oh, I don't see that in the rules.

From the rules  Each of the stages’ pieces need to be added to the museum before an immortal would age up to the next stage.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8954 on: October 27, 2013, 06:39:09 PM »
From the rules  Each of the stages’ pieces need to be added to the museum before an immortal would age up to the next stage.

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Yep, there it is :)

Well, starting over now :) I'm going to print out the rules list so I can refer to it easier when I'm playing, because I totally missed that!
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8955 on: October 28, 2013, 05:20:31 PM »
Hello, I have another question :D

I want to ask about this rules:
 
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Sending children to boarding school is okay.

How it is works in Dynasty Challenge? Umm, I ask this because I never send my Sim to boarding school before. So, I want to try something new. Anyone can share their experience about this one? Thank you in advance ^^
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8956 on: October 28, 2013, 05:38:16 PM »
Sending kids/teens to boarding school basically makes them unplayable and out of the house but taken care of and learning for the duration of their time there. I wouldn't recommend sending heirs to boarding school because you won't get to choose their traits (you won't get bad traits, but they're selected from a limited pool), they can learn skills that you might be saving for other immortals, and you'd have to make sure to get their museum pieces taken care of before you send them.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8957 on: October 28, 2013, 05:40:04 PM »
When you send a child away to boarding school,depending on the school,they will gain different skills and you have the bonus of not having to deal with the boring child stage.

I personally only use it for spares if I don't need them to learn a particular skill. I don't like sending targeted immortals as I don't want to risk them gaining any extra skills and I like to micromanage.

Because I very rarely use the boarding school option I am not the best person to ask about this hopefully other members can step in and help.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8958 on: October 28, 2013, 06:25:27 PM »
Sending kids/teens to boarding school basically makes them unplayable and out of the house but taken care of and learning for the duration of their time there. I wouldn't recommend sending heirs to boarding school because you won't get to choose their traits (you won't get bad traits, but they're selected from a limited pool), they can learn skills that you might be saving for other immortals, and you'd have to make sure to get their museum pieces taken care of before you send them.

Thank you for giving me insight, Trip. Just looking at “can’t choose traits” part ... I think I will consider this option for a spare instead an heir. And yes, sending to boarding school is too risky…

When you send a child away to boarding school,depending on the school,they will gain different skills and you have the bonus of not having to deal with the boring child stage.
I personally only use it for spares if I don't need them to learn a particular skill. I don't like sending targeted immortals as I don't want to risk them gaining any extra skills and I like to micromanage.
Because I very rarely use the boarding school option I am not the best person to ask about this hopefully other members can step in and help.
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Thank you for sharing your experience, ratchie! I never use this option at all while doing a normal gameplay. I might do that for spares though, just to satisfy my curiosity.  It's nice to hear from other experience. So, thank you again :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8959 on: October 28, 2013, 10:32:10 PM »
Geneticially engineering a child is not allowed in this dynasty.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8960 on: October 28, 2013, 11:45:25 PM »
Is this for heirs only, or heirs and spares and helpers?

(Same question would apply to 4x4 and Deca)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8961 on: October 29, 2013, 07:05:08 AM »
Is this for heirs only, or heirs and spares and helpers?

(Same question would apply to 4x4 and Deca)

It is banned all together no matter what dynasty.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8962 on: October 29, 2013, 11:08:01 AM »
Ok, thank you for the clarification. :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8963 on: October 29, 2013, 11:40:59 AM »
Finally finished my dynasty after 9 real life months and 59 weeks 7 days in game, I'm so happy right now  ;D

Also decided to take the plunge and start sharing the story I wrote for it, although that's giving me nervous palpitations at the moment, feels a little like sharing my soul I got so involved with this family and it was a very personal journey.


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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8964 on: October 29, 2013, 12:00:38 PM »
Finally finished my dynasty after 9 real life months and 59 weeks 7 days in game, I'm so happy right now  ;D

Also decided to take the plunge and start sharing the story I wrote for it, although that's giving me nervous palpitations at the moment, feels a little like sharing my soul I got so involved with this family and it was a very personal journey.

Congratulations, Turoskel! And do enjoy that special feeling when you achieve something as big as this!
I shall be looking forward to reading the actual story. Well done! :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8965 on: October 29, 2013, 12:21:32 PM »
Grats, Turoskel. Please send all the necessary Hall of Fame info to me in a PM and I will get your entry in there asap.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8966 on: October 29, 2013, 12:23:44 PM »
I commented on your story thread too, but this feels like a better place to say congrats on finishing! Great job!
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8967 on: October 29, 2013, 12:26:53 PM »
Finally finished my dynasty after 9 real life months and 59 weeks 7 days in game, I'm so happy right now  ;D


Congratulations Turoskel on completing your dynasty.

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« Reply #8968 on: October 29, 2013, 01:31:25 PM »
Congratulations, Turoskel!

I already can't wait until the story is done.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8969 on: October 31, 2013, 06:46:03 AM »
I've decided to do an Immortal Dynasty, and miraculously, my unstable computer hasn't crashed yet. However when I went down to put my founder's two BlackOps down, I couldn't for the life of me remember what they were called.  :-[ As I highly doubt they will ever get to HoF anyway, due to the crashing that made me put the CrumpleFours on hold, I don't really care as I will know she did the six ops anyway, but...does anyone know what these were called:
  • The one where you have to deliver a report file to the City Hall to get funding for the Science Facility
  • The one where your boss at the Science Facility asks you to read the book Practical Science: From Boast to Beaker

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8970 on: October 31, 2013, 08:39:43 AM »
After many attempts, I have finally finished my Immortal Dynasty! I'm far too excited :D
From the moment I fell down that rabbit hole I've been told what I must do and who I must be. I've been shrunk, stretched, scratched and stuffed into a teapot. I've been accused of being Alice, and of not being Alice, but this is my dream. I'll decide where it goes from here.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8971 on: October 31, 2013, 09:15:05 AM »
Congrats on finishing!!!!

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« Reply #8972 on: October 31, 2013, 10:16:26 AM »
Congrats!
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #8973 on: October 31, 2013, 10:32:16 AM »
Thanks guys I'm so happy :)
From the moment I fell down that rabbit hole I've been told what I must do and who I must be. I've been shrunk, stretched, scratched and stuffed into a teapot. I've been accused of being Alice, and of not being Alice, but this is my dream. I'll decide where it goes from here.

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« Reply #8974 on: October 31, 2013, 10:52:50 AM »
Great job, sunshine_2406! :) You are now in the Dynasty Hall of Fame.

 

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