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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9725 on: May 21, 2014, 06:53:04 PM »
Change them into their career outfit manually and try again. If that doesn't work, create a new career outfit for them at the dresser, have them change into it, and try sending them to work again.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9726 on: May 22, 2014, 09:55:40 PM »
Um, I just got an Error 12 message. Permission to go back to an old save please?



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9727 on: May 22, 2014, 10:50:41 PM »
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Yes, go ahead.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9728 on: May 23, 2014, 04:57:46 PM »
On another save I changed my age settings to short, and when I went onto my Immortal Dynasty I forgot to set the age settings back to default, so one of my non-immortal sims aged up early. What do I do?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9729 on: May 24, 2014, 09:27:08 AM »
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Sorry, your dynasty will not be eligible for HoF, but you can continue to play (non HoF).  If you are going for Hall of Fame, you will have to restart, and keep track of the age settings next time so you don't make the same mistake again.


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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9730 on: May 26, 2014, 04:20:55 AM »
I'm not sure whether this will make sense, but I need to ask anyway.

In my game, I have celebrities turned off and the current household opted out and have had it turned off since I started my dynasty. Now I want to turn it on for another game file. If I forget to turn it back off after playing with that file and play my dynasty file with celebrities switched on, will I become ineligible for HoF? I don't plan to use the celebrity system in my dynasty but I'm sure I will forget to change the settings each time. I've already lost another dynasty to forgetfulness with differing age settings and I don't want to loose another.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9731 on: May 26, 2014, 04:38:35 AM »
Have you ever considered making a separate folder for your other games? this is how I do it.

I just do the factory reset method, rename the Documents => The Sims 3 folder, start the launcher and it recreates it then use that for your new game.

I currently have mine set up like this:

The Sims 3 (currently my Life States file)
The Sims 3 Challenge (this is my challenge folder with no store content and options set as per the rules)
The Sims 3 Fun (my modded folder, not to imply dynasties are not fun :P)

So say I want to do a challenge I just rename my life states folder like so:

The Sims 3 LSD

And remove the word challenge from the other folder so I can play it instead, It does solve the confusion of different settings per game, I know I wont mess up this way plus I can install just the store content I want to use for each game.



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9732 on: May 26, 2014, 04:43:51 AM »
Thanks Turoskel, that really helps! Just one question: How do you select which folder you use? Sorry if it is really simple/obvious. I'll try that, though.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9733 on: May 26, 2014, 04:46:44 AM »
Whatever folder is named 'The Sims 3' is the one the game will read from, so whatever one you want to play must be named that. It will ignore the others if you change the name.

Does that make sense?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9734 on: May 26, 2014, 04:47:27 AM »
It makes perfect sense, thank you so much!
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9736 on: May 26, 2014, 06:57:15 AM »
Sorry if this has been asked before, but a quick search didn't come up with an answer.

What's the state on non-useful CC building objects, like paintings, sculptures, pillows, lights, etc? I want to decorate my house but if I need to stick to EA-made stuff I will. Thanks in advance!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9737 on: May 26, 2014, 08:32:44 AM »
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Sorry you have to stick to EA made stuff. 

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9738 on: May 30, 2014, 12:02:16 PM »
@cupcakeunicorn

Sorry, your dynasty will not be eligible for HoF, but you can continue to play (non HoF).  If you are going for Hall of Fame, you will have to restart, and keep track of the age settings next time so you don't make the same mistake again.
Ok, Thanks. Next time I'll be more careful

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9739 on: May 30, 2014, 04:19:47 PM »
Hello, few days ago I started a new dynasty (the fourth, hopefully this time I can complete it).
I have a question about changes in edit town. The point is that I don't have all the expansions and now I'm thinking of buying one. Can I add lots that come with this expansion to my immortal dynasty?

I know the rules say that "All changes to Edit Town must be done before your founder has Purchased Their property. New additions are allowed only if a new expansion has been released."

But I don't know if my question falls within that rule.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9740 on: May 30, 2014, 04:41:19 PM »
Yes, you may.

Once you've purchased the expansion, and you fire up the Immortal Dynasty for the first time after the installation, that is the only time you are allowed to place the new buildings in Edit Town.

You may not, however, use that opportunity to also go back and add other buildings you neglected previously from expansions already owned and installed.

IE: If you already own WA, and now purchase Showtime, you may use Edit Town to place Showtime only buildings, but you cannot add WA buildings.

(I hope I'm clear :) )

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9741 on: May 30, 2014, 04:45:30 PM »
Super clear, thank you, Shirin :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9742 on: May 31, 2014, 03:29:14 PM »
You're very welcome! Good luck this time around!

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9743 on: June 02, 2014, 05:39:06 AM »
If three is not the charms, then fourth must be it. Good luck Ceres  :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9744 on: June 02, 2014, 04:24:20 PM »
Hi all, It's MastrChief. I decided to make a new profile because I lost my old password.
I have a question. Is it considered cheating to make yourself 6 horses and then sell them all for money at the beginning of the game?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9745 on: June 02, 2014, 04:43:11 PM »
Hi all, It's MastrChief. I decided to make a new profile because I lost my old password.
I have a question. Is it considered cheating to make yourself 6 horses and then sell them all for money at the beginning of the game?

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I would say yes because it gets you extra money and the whole point of this challenge is humble beginnings (Unless you choose to move in a rich sim). The rule would probably be like cameras; sell them before using the money cheat or keep them forever (Let them die or give them to the shelter for free).
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9746 on: June 02, 2014, 05:14:16 PM »
Hi all, It's MastrChief. I decided to make a new profile because I lost my old password.
I have a question. Is it considered cheating to make yourself 6 horses and then sell them all for money at the beginning of the game?

Thanks

I believe the ruling on pets is that you may make 1 pet. And if you're going to go that route, why not go for a dog and have it dig up tiberium? Or make your sim a klepto and steal stuff and sell it?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9747 on: June 03, 2014, 01:03:32 AM »
You are only allowed to create one pet. Sad, but if you want money, you need a dog with the hunter trait and a high hunting skill. As Shirin said, get tiberium.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9748 on: June 03, 2014, 03:51:45 AM »
of course, as soon as you go into live mood you can adopt additional animals :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #9749 on: June 03, 2014, 07:34:49 AM »
I would say yes because it gets you extra money and the whole point of this challenge is humble beginnings (Unless you choose to move in a rich sim). The rule would probably be like cameras; sell them before using the money cheat or keep them forever (Let them die or give them to the shelter for free).
Agreed. It's actually nice to start small and humble because in the middle of it you would have too much money already that you would run out of ideas what to do with.
I was impatient at one time in the early gaming and use midas touch potion to make money. It ended up as too much money in the household now and i have no idea what to do with.

Btw I have this question to ask : It's clearly forbidden to use cheat to add money to our household, but am I allowed to use cheat to cut off my household funds into a half?
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