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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9500 on: March 10, 2014, 04:25:32 PM »
What exactly is the rule on expansion packs? If you have them installed at any point during the game, then you cannot uninstall?

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« Reply #9501 on: March 10, 2014, 04:35:55 PM »
What exactly is the rule on expansion packs? If you have them installed at any point during the game, then you cannot uninstall?

Correct.  If you have installed the expansion pack in the middle of your dynasty (because you just bought it or it just came out), then you have to leave that expansion pack on for the rest of your dynasty.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9502 on: March 10, 2014, 05:16:16 PM »
I figure why waste any time, and the first thing I do is have the helpers move in, and use the funds to build a house.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9503 on: March 10, 2014, 06:00:24 PM »
I must be doing something wrong as the option to 'ask to move in' just isn't happening in my game. All I get is the option to 'ask to be room mate'.  ???
Also I just hate the way townies have pets in SV but no pet bowls so every time I go visit someone their pet is starving.  ::) Normally I fix that with a quick 'buy on this lot' cheat. Obviously out of bounds for a dynasty.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9504 on: March 10, 2014, 06:09:31 PM »
@Playalot

One of the player suggested this fix earlier.  Use your sim's phone, look for an option that has to do with housing and select 'disable roommate feature'. 

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« Reply #9505 on: March 10, 2014, 06:24:59 PM »
You're also ensuring that your relationship is high enough, and the current mood (okay, social, friendly) is showing as friendly, right?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9506 on: March 10, 2014, 06:52:08 PM »
Hi Shirin and Nutella, yes they are best friends, also I have looked for the disable roommate option but it isn't there. I think my games all glitched as my plant won't grow either, so I'm currently doing a massive and total uninstall/reinstall so that everything is 'new' for another attempt.
It will probably take quite a few hours but it's something I should have done ages ago as I often uninstall seasons and pets and then reinstall them depending on what kind of game I feel like playing. :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9507 on: March 10, 2014, 06:54:43 PM »
Oh, and I've just found out that The Store is down for maintenance... sigh, it's always the way when you want to get things done.  ::)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9508 on: March 10, 2014, 07:33:22 PM »
Ain't that the truth!

There's a non-mod that Trip mentioned to me once (Sims 3 Game Selector, I think) where you can keep the EPs all installed, and just choose what to have active when you next launch it. It might help with the time and effort of (re)installing Seasons and Pets a lot. :)

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« Reply #9509 on: March 10, 2014, 07:50:06 PM »
Yes, its the Sim Game Selector 3.0 -- you can find a link here: http://www.carls-sims-3-guide.com/forum/index.php/topic,18653.0.html

Uninstalling and reinstalling just sounds so painful.  I wish EA would concentrate more on customer service and provide us with at least an option to choose which xpac to play with, instead of spamming us with new xpacs so they could make more money.

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« Reply #9510 on: March 10, 2014, 08:01:56 PM »
Yeah, I've got that. I've got a pretty old computer and I found that using the game selector just made it crash. I think most of my problems really lies with the fact that my poor old pc is ... well, pretty old!! lol It always seems that the kids need the new one so I get stuck with the 'left-overs'!  ???
Well, its raining in RL so I'm just sitting here drinking coffee watching the  "s l o w" reinstall process  :P
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9511 on: March 10, 2014, 08:07:38 PM »
That sounds backwards! The kids should be getting the hand-me-down stuff, and you - as the parent - should be able to play with break in the new stuff and make sure it works.

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« Reply #9512 on: March 10, 2014, 08:14:08 PM »
LOL I know, its just that in my job I can buy the computers that come off company lease after three years very cheaply so thats how I end up with older pc's. Can't really give the kids an old pc for a present  :P soon they will be buying their own stuff. (That makes me feel old!!)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9513 on: March 10, 2014, 08:21:51 PM »
Here's a question; when I'm adding venues etc to the map before I start my dynasty can I also add horse feeding/watering stations thingys by using the build/buy option to those venues and parks?
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9514 on: March 10, 2014, 08:26:02 PM »
Hmm, don't you just plop down whatever the EA building/venue from the library?  If my memory serves me right, you can plop down all the premade EA lots, but you can't edit them to your liking.  Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9515 on: March 10, 2014, 08:32:53 PM »
Thanks, I thought it was a long shot, too much like creating your own venues etc. I'll just have to toughen up, they're only pixels after all.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9516 on: March 10, 2014, 08:50:10 PM »
Here's a question; when I'm adding venues etc to the map before I start my dynasty can I also add horse feeding/watering stations thingys by using the build/buy option to those venues and parks?

You can add them after you purchase them for the Dynasty requirements. ;)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9517 on: March 10, 2014, 09:23:37 PM »
Correct.  If you have installed the expansion pack in the middle of your dynasty (because you just bought it or it just came out), then you have to leave that expansion pack on for the rest of your dynasty.

Okay, thank you for clarifying. That was what I thought, but suddenly I wasn't sure if it was right and I was a bit worried, since I got Into the Future and then didn't install it for a while because I was busy.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9518 on: March 11, 2014, 09:57:14 AM »
So I can not uninstall seasons to begin the dynasty and then install it again afterwards, as if it had just been purchased? Of course I wasn't going to be on and off with it, oh well, as I like watching the rain and the snow, it gives something else to worry and to hurry sims back indoors and I like playing outdoors, I usually put the easels outside the house for my sims with the loves the outdoors trait and that can not be done with seasons... And with all thefishing and gardening that needs to be done...hmmm
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9519 on: March 11, 2014, 10:09:08 AM »
I figured I would share the spreadsheet I've used too:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvsvO6Un6tlIdFpMdVJ3SHJKWjVQZUFoaVRwUktremc&usp=sharing

I wanted to be able to compare each generation by the requirements, rather than one at a time, so I laid mine out differently. If anyone wants to copy it please feel free, I hope it can help.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9520 on: March 11, 2014, 10:33:19 AM »
@Tandrael

Uninstalling seasons then installed it back in when you find it convenient sounds a little bit cheaty, sorry nope can't do that.  Why don't you get the "immune to heat" and "immune to cold" lifetime reward?  The game always start in summer, so you can get the heat one first then buy the cold one later, its only 10,000 LTR points.

Or you can set the game to all year summer and play your dynasty in only summer, you can just buy the "immune to heat" LTR.  If you are worried about your gardening plants not blooming, then setting the seasons to summer all year long will be best.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9521 on: March 11, 2014, 04:22:51 PM »
You can also build greenhouses, and that will alleviate the problem of gardens going dormant.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9522 on: March 11, 2014, 04:32:13 PM »
Or use the planter boxes if you have Supernatural. (Pots? Containers?)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9523 on: March 11, 2014, 04:57:12 PM »
Good idea leaving it in summer Nutella, thanks, yes, I was worried about my plants not blooming! Also the allergy from spring and that they get sick when they get wet!. And the greenhouse doesn't really work, as it snows inside it as well, unless you give it another roof.

So with the "immune to heat" LTR my sims won't get sunburned? I have to try that!  ::)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9524 on: March 11, 2014, 05:25:31 PM »
With the "immune to heat", you can stay out all day long during summer.  You will still get sick and wet though, going to the hospital to get flu shot during fall and also getting a parasol should solve the sick/wet situation.