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« Reply #800 on: September 21, 2010, 03:09:26 PM »
Shipperke, so I missed that one when he grew from child into teenager!?
I haven't played with kids in household so I have no idea how it works, and now it seems too late :(

And I have never collect nor bought scraps but never encounter this problem before? In dynasty none in household has ever touched any scrap and still mortal finished 5 metal sculptures without any problem so I'm shore sim don't have to have scraps in inventory.

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« Reply #801 on: September 21, 2010, 03:42:16 PM »
And I have never collect nor bought scraps but never encounter this problem before? In dynasty none in household has ever touched any scrap and still mortal finished 5 metal sculptures without any problem so I'm shore sim don't have to have scraps in inventory.

There's a sculpting challenge where after you create 30 or so statues you can sculpt free of charge.



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« Reply #802 on: September 21, 2010, 05:53:54 PM »
I second what Tommy has said about the sculpting challenge, once you get that challenge done you can sculpt anything for free including metal.

As for the traits thing, if you do a poor job parenting then the trait should be chosen for you.  But if you have a YA with only 4 traits of any kind, then that's a bug.  I know Pam and I have both experienced this, I'm sure others have too.  When the bug happens, you choose a trait at the appropriate time, but then for some reason the trait doesn't show up.  Resetting doesn't fix it.  The only thing that does (and sometimes it doesn't work) is to go into testingcheatsenabled true, shift click on the sim in question, go into change traits, and then add the trait you want that's missing.  You can also change any traits, but obviously that would be going against all kinds of rules!  It's up to Metro to decide if he'll allow this use of a cheat to fix the problem, but that's the only way I know of to fix it.

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« Reply #803 on: September 21, 2010, 06:05:19 PM »
Resetting doesn't fix it.  The only thing that does (and sometimes it doesn't work) is to go into testingcheatsenabled true, shift click on the sim in question, go into change traits, and then add the trait you want that's missing.  You can also change any traits, but obviously that would be going against all kinds of rules!  It's up to Metro to decide if he'll allow this use of a cheat to fix the problem, but that's the only way I know of to fix it.

Thanks, Aria. I knew a cheat did fix that, but obviously forgot which one. I'll just have to make a case by case analysis. So, for anyone who feels their traits are messed up, then we need to have a pow wow before a cheat is allowed.

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« Reply #804 on: September 21, 2010, 06:10:54 PM »
Thanks, Aria. I knew a cheat did fix that, but obviously forgot which one. I'll just have to make a case by case analysis. So, for anyone who feels their traits are messed up, then we need to have a pow wow before a cheat is allowed.

I had the same or similar problem about 60 pages back in this thread - the trait I chose for my Gen 2 teenager didn't show up for some reason.  You told me how to fix it with the testingcheats enabled, and it worked fine - no problems since, touch wood.
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #805 on: September 21, 2010, 06:17:21 PM »
I had the same or similar problem about 60 pages back in this thread - the trait I chose for my Gen 2 teenager didn't show up for some reason.  You told me how to fix it with the testingcheats enabled, and it worked fine - no problems since, touch wood.

Yeah, well...that was 60 pages ago. Do you honestly expect me to remember that?  :D

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« Reply #806 on: September 21, 2010, 06:20:01 PM »
Yeah, well...that was 60 pages ago. Do you honestly expect me to remember that?  :D

What?!  Are you implying the Man might be less than perfect in any way?   ;D No, seriously, my point was - this thread has gotten so long that I don't think anyone could possibly remember everything that's gone before. 
 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #807 on: September 21, 2010, 06:33:20 PM »
It's insane. This thread is the #4 thread in forum stats for Replies and it's just a month old.

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« Reply #808 on: September 21, 2010, 07:10:11 PM »
Aria's right about the trait problem.  It's a glitch that sometimes happens and a trait just doesn't show up.  I don't know if there needs to be a pow-wow every time someone has that happen before the player can use the testingcheats to fix it.  For anyone not familiar with the cheat:

1.  Press Ctrl-Shift-C at the same time.
2.  The testingcheats window will open.
3.  Type "testingcheatsenabled true" without the quotes and enter.
4.  Shift-click the active Sim and select "Modify Traits."
5.  You'll see the empty space where the trait should be.  Choose the trait you want and click the up arrow.  Do NOT change any other traits.  Click OK.
6.  Turn off testingcheats by following steps 1 through 3 changing "true" to "false."

You're done!

Regarding sculpting metal sculptures, it requires 3 pieces of scrap to make a metal sculpture, unless you have completed the skill journal challenge that makes all sculptures free.  You can obtain scrap from the junkyard or by rummaging in the trash.

@Joria, I agree with what Metro said about having to reach a point where you just have to keep going or you'll never finish.  There will always be something that can be done better when you look back on it.  You just have to do your best at the time and see how it plays out.  For me, personally, I won't stop unless I encounter a truly Dynasty breaking problem.  Part of the fun of the challenge is trying to juggle all the things and still have enough left for future generations.  However, I do understand your Perfectionist trait and if you're truly not having fun with it and if it's stressing you out, then you should start over. 

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« Reply #809 on: September 21, 2010, 07:30:43 PM »
I don't know if there needs to be a pow-wow every time someone has that happen before the player can use the testingcheats to fix it. 

I said that because I'd like to know the circumstances in one's Dynasty before allowing the cheat. Would making parenting mistakes cause this, or is this a true glitch where not enough traits pop up? Because if if you drop the ball with parenting, then one (or two) traits are simply chosen for you, right? It's not that they'd be missing entirely. I just want to be clear on that Pam.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #810 on: September 21, 2010, 07:48:45 PM »
If you're a "Bad" parent, the game picks traits for you. 

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« Reply #811 on: September 21, 2010, 07:50:15 PM »
I said that because I'd like to know the circumstances in one's Dynasty before allowing the cheat. Would making parenting mistakes cause this, or is this a true glitch where not enough traits pop up? Because if if you drop the ball with parenting, then one (or two) traits are simply chosen for you, right? It's not that they'd be missing entirely. I just want to be clear on that Pam.

Yeah, it's a true glitch if a trait is completely missing.  Bad parenting will cause the game to choose the trait for you, but all traits still will be in place.
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« Reply #812 on: September 21, 2010, 08:13:22 PM »
Okay, I do not mind a global understanding if there's a glitch then players can use testingcheats to reset traits. I still want players to give me a heads up though and let me know what's going on if a cheat is used. I just want to be informed, that's all.

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« Reply #813 on: September 22, 2010, 02:27:15 AM »
Has anyone had their immortal, (or any Sim), just randomly have their appearance changed on their thumbnail?  Winter was given a challenge to learn a recipe from a book handed to her by some npc.  I assumed her boss since she was at work at the time but her boss was female and this was a male thumbnail.  Winter has now inherited that particular male, thumbnail appearance.  I'm afraid to save this game at this point in case I put a bug into my game.  She has not gone on any trips as she is not elder and her kid is still a child, so I doubt it's the travel bug.  However, her son keeps trying to get her or her husband to play tag and this only showed up after he wanted to play tag.  Needless to say I always remove that wish without accepting but I wonder if it is part of the problem and a possible bug.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #814 on: September 22, 2010, 03:36:43 AM »
I haven't experienced this exact problem, but it sounds like something that will fix itself if you restart the game.  When was the last time you saved? 
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #815 on: September 22, 2010, 03:44:14 AM »
I saved at Justin's birthday party when he became a child.  Not sure if I've saved since.  Should I just go back to that save?  I'm having fun with the science places omni plant. heheh
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #816 on: September 22, 2010, 03:48:53 AM »
Pam and Joria, sorry to interrupt you two, I own an apology for some confusion, I checked the sculpting issue and yes, TommyT has a point, I always pursue the ice challenge and by the time I get to the Master one I can sculpt for free and therefor didn't need the scrap for metal sculptures. I still think that game should give at least greyed option with info about needing scraps to sculpt it. So you guys were right and I'm sorry for claiming different :(

And I already restarted my dynasty but I'll just repeat everything cause it went pretty fine beside bugs which made me anxious. I don't want to pursue it by any cause, so my 4 traits YA will stay in saved game file.  

Joria, I'm not understanding what is the question you ask, but Pam did so I won't interrupt you two anymore ;D

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #817 on: September 22, 2010, 03:51:45 AM »
I saved at Justin's birthday party when he became a child.  Not sure if I've saved since.  Should I just go back to that save?  I'm having fun with the science places omni plant. heheh

Normally, going back to a previous save would be against the rules, but because a game glitch is involved I think it will be alright.  If you want, you can save and restart the game to see if it clears up the problem.  Then if it doesn't, you can restore the previous save by using these directions.  If you happen to have a duplicate copy of your game, you could just go back to the one before the glitch happened.  And by the way, I recommend you save every Sim day.  I normally save my game when they go to bed every night.

If Metro disagrees, I'll take the heat.  :)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #818 on: September 22, 2010, 07:36:11 AM »
If Metro disagrees, I'll take the heat.  :)

I agree, Joria, sounds like a glitch.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #819 on: September 22, 2010, 08:57:39 AM »
Okay, I don't know if this has been answered somewhere in the thread,
but I'm wondering if you can add your own restrictions and rules to your dynasty.
Say for example only marrying NPC's alphabetically or having certain names for your Immortals.

Thanks!

Oh, and I downloaded a custom content skin tone that needed a mod to work, can I use this CC or do I have to remove it?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #820 on: September 22, 2010, 09:05:21 AM »
Okay, I don't know if this has been answered somewhere in the thread,
but I'm wondering if you can add your own restrictions and rules to your dynasty.
Say for example only marrying NPC's alphabetically or having certain names for your Immortals.

Absolutely. The official Dynasty rules in the first post must be followed for your final info to be recorded in the Dynasty Hall of Fame. But, if you want to add your own layer of additional restrictions — as long as they do not conflict with existing rules — be my guest.

Oh, and I downloaded a custom content skin tone that needed a mod to work, can I use this CC or do I have to remove it?

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« Reply #821 on: September 22, 2010, 05:42:26 PM »
Normally, going back to a previous save would be against the rules, but because a game glitch is involved I think it will be alright.  If you want, you can save and restart the game to see if it clears up the problem.  Then if it doesn't, you can restore the previous save by using these directions.  If you happen to have a duplicate copy of your game, you could just go back to the one before the glitch happened.  And by the way, I recommend you save every Sim day.  I normally save my game when they go to bed every night.

If Metro disagrees, I'll take the heat.  :)

I saved my game before I went to bed but with a different name, just in case leaving the game didn't work!  Well, it worked!  So I didn't have to go to the older version.  However, once Winter went to work to turn in her report, that face was back in her thumbnail.  I saved, and quit the game again so when I go back in we'll see if it worked again.  I think it's just a glitch connected to the learn crepes request.  The person who asks her to learn isn't even part of the work force at her restaurant and definitely is not her boss!  He has facial hair, reddish brown hair in mullet style so if anyone sees this guy he's a glitch.

EDIT:  saving and quitting the game entirely works to remove the funky looking thumbnail.  All's well with the Thyme family.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #822 on: September 22, 2010, 05:58:50 PM »
Does restriction number three apply to mortal founder?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #823 on: September 22, 2010, 06:01:50 PM »
Does restriction number three apply to mortal founder?

Please be more specific.

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« Reply #824 on: September 22, 2010, 06:24:56 PM »
Please be more specific.
The act of eating Ambrosia and placing a Deathflower in personal inventory is a reward reserved only for your Founder and each generation’s firstborn child upon reaching Elder status (no immortal can eat Ambrosia and place Deathflowers in inventory before that). The following tasks must be completed before Ambrosia can be eaten and Deathflowers placed in inventory:



3.Max a skill not maxed by other immortals. All related skill challenges from the Skill Journal must also be accomplished for the skill.

Requirement not restriction.