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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10250 on: March 17, 2015, 10:05:39 AM »
Hehe, yeah, hopefully this Dynasty will fair better than the last one. I'm starting in Appaloosa Plains this time, which I just like more than Sunset Valley.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10251 on: March 24, 2015, 06:54:49 PM »
Hi, got a few questions.

Just wondering if the no opportunities bug from Into The Future has been fixed yet? I haven't bought that expansion yet or played for about a year so I have no idea if a fix has been released for it yet.

In my current non dynasty game, I have a couple of weird glitches. One of my sims had his hand stuck in a weird position and a townie sim went invisible on a community lot. I'm just wondering if the Reset Sim cheat is allowed to fix these kind of things or not. (Actually I have no idea what to do about the invisible sim).



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« Reply #10252 on: March 24, 2015, 09:03:50 PM »
The last patch for the game came out over a year ago and it didn't fix the issue. I didn't buy the EP either specifically because of that.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10253 on: March 24, 2015, 11:02:44 PM »
Re Into The Future Bug. I am not finding it too bad. With both my 'Grammar' Family and my 'Avengers' Family, I'm playing it on my laptop on which neither Showtime, nor Seasons nor Pets installed. Personally, I find it running a lot better without those three expansion packs, as I always found seasons annoying (and had it permanently on summer) and I never really got the handle on playing with pets. I don't even try to supermax any of the instruments, and so far I'm finding I'm having more than enough opportunities through work/school/special opportunities for the first three generations.

Gen 1 of the Avengers did most/all law enforcement career opportunities, Gen 2 did alchemy mastery and most/all business career opportunities, and Gen 3 has completed two of the secondary school opportunities and will do opportunities from his work. I'm doing my best not to let any of them do celebrity opportunities, as I'm leaving them until about Generation 7 and street art skill/appraisal career opportunities are being left for Gen 8. (though please do act surprised when we get there and the Gen 8 supermax is revealed).

To date Avenger Immortals have completed opportunities from Business and Law Enforcement (Forensic Branch) Careers. Painting/Fishing/Gardening/Cooking are all being left as open skills, so a latter Immortal can pop into Cooking if necessary. As is my usual practice, most of my immortals are doing Self Employed Careers as their qualifying level 10 careers and then swapping into a rabbithole career for opps and goodies.

There are lots of careers remaining for me to choose from, and at this stage don't see that I'll have that much of a problem with opportunities. 48 opportunities are needed and counting the list of opportunities at this page http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Sims_3_Opportunities there seems to be many more opportunities through the various base game rabbithole careers than 48.


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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10254 on: March 27, 2015, 02:52:45 PM »
I'm going to try to continue this now that I have my comp fixed and a new video card. I have a question though. On having 6 best friends, do they all need to be simultaneous or can the sim have them and they count towards the goal even though they die? My sim has 2 best friends right now, but they're elders. Thanks!

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« Reply #10255 on: March 27, 2015, 05:07:08 PM »
They need to have 6 best friends at the time ambrosia is first eaten. They need to be bfs in the relationship panel. This is explained on the first page of this thread better than I'm explaining it.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10256 on: March 27, 2015, 07:42:55 PM »
Thanks!



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10257 on: March 28, 2015, 09:58:44 AM »
Is it too late to sign up?  Also, how do I prove information in challenge?  Thanks!

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« Reply #10258 on: March 28, 2015, 02:04:55 PM »
No signing-up necessary and it's never too late. You can write and post a story or not. Look at The Sims Three Challenges Dynasty Hall of Fame for the sorts of things you'll want to keep track of. The spread sheet at the beginning of this thread is very helpful,

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« Reply #10259 on: March 28, 2015, 06:58:23 PM »
Just to elaborate, I'm doing upkeep on dynasties and those who finish them probably until the forums go under. Which I hope isn't for a long, long time.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10260 on: March 30, 2015, 02:52:26 AM »
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Re Into The Future Bug. I am not finding it too bad. With both my 'Grammar' Family and my 'Avengers' Family, I'm playing it on my laptop on which neither Showtime, nor Seasons nor Pets installed. Personally, I find it running a lot better without those three expansion packs, as I always found seasons annoying (and had it permanently on summer) and I never really got the handle on playing with pets. I don't even try to supermax any of the instruments, and so far I'm finding I'm having more than enough opportunities through work/school/special opportunities for the first three generations.

So does this mean that only some people get that bug? I've never had a problem with opportunities with Pets, Supernatural or Seasons, I just bought and installed Into The Future so now I have all the expansions!  ;D Still a bit confused though, I thought everyone had that bug?  :-\

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« Reply #10261 on: March 30, 2015, 03:18:45 AM »
They do but certain ops still fire sometimes, the problem is the game favours the new into the future ops over the home world ones, trouble being you cannot actually complete most of them in the home world so they just get a blank phone call.

Rabbit hole job ops still work, ambitions career ops like investigator still count and work too, I used ITF during my life states and my rabbit hole workers did fine for their ops, my gardener and painter struggled a little but one thing from ITF that will fire ops in the home world is the laser-rythm-a-con, so I had them both learn that which helped them finish their requirements.

So basically if you choose to play a dynasty with ITF you are best of using rabbit hole careers or keeping some as back up options if you need to switch job to finish your ops.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10262 on: March 30, 2015, 03:28:04 AM »
Oh now I see why so many people have been having problems doing Black Ops with ITF installed, lol. Well it's good to know some ops still fire, pity it's mainly rabbit hole careers as I've already got plans for at least three of my immortals to do self employed careers, including my founder, whoops. XD I'll keep some back up plans in mind and thanks for the advice on the laser game skill, sounds fun!  :D Just one thing, do you know if celebrity and school ops still pop up with ITF installed?  :-\

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« Reply #10263 on: March 30, 2015, 03:31:05 AM »
I don't play with celebrities on so not sure about those but the school ones did.

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« Reply #10264 on: March 30, 2015, 04:33:38 AM »
Ah, that's good to know. :) Except I wanted to have an immortal supermax guitar so this is a pain, now I have to decide whether to take the risk and try and supermax  it or play it safe and uninstall ITF or choose another supermax, annoying.  >:(  But I think a test game is in order first, thanks for all the info! :)

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« Reply #10265 on: March 30, 2015, 07:11:11 AM »
I think the celebrity ones should work because they're in the Special category, not the Skill one.

Guitar might be tricky, though. Definitely test and always have a backup.
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« Reply #10266 on: March 30, 2015, 07:34:33 PM »
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Plumbots may be made but cannot stay in the household after they are made.

Does this include Plumbots from ITF? Also, am I allowed to place the Bot Arena in my present world for the Bot Career or will I have to max that career in the future? (Assuming that's allowed).  :-\

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« Reply #10267 on: March 30, 2015, 07:42:05 PM »
You have to max it in the future, but it's totally fine to spend time in the future to max a career.
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« Reply #10268 on: March 30, 2015, 07:45:53 PM »
Okay, cool, thanks.  :) Can I keep any Plumbots I make in the present with the Bot Making skill or do they have to be released after creation, like the inventing ones?

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« Reply #10269 on: March 31, 2015, 08:45:52 AM »
They have to be released.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10270 on: April 03, 2015, 12:28:49 AM »
Hi everybody! You know how the rule is that you can't keep special seeds in their inventories b/c you don't know which seeds are Death Flower bushes and which aren't? I think I just found a way to tell them apart, at least at night next to the house. The Death Flower seeds are black. Here is a pic of them. I don't know what the red one is, but will find out when it grows. You'll have to click on the pic itself to see the whole thing.

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« Reply #10271 on: April 03, 2015, 08:20:32 AM »
I never noticed that. The only outwardly different special seeds I've noticed are the plasma fruit seeds, which glow red.

I'll look into it, but I can see the rule staying because the difference might not be clear on all computers (weird monitor settings, bad graphics, etc.) and I want to make sure that everyone is keeping the seeds out of mortal inventories.
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« Reply #10272 on: April 03, 2015, 04:44:00 PM »
I agree Trip, I just thought that it was interesting is all. :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10273 on: April 04, 2015, 12:39:13 PM »
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Immortals must result from natural pregnancies where both parents are living in the Dynasty house. Genetically Engineering a child is not allowed.

Does 'Genetically Engineering' mean the cloning part of Science skill?

And does this mean that original townies can't be cloned to provide spouses to your future immortals? Or does this 'Genetically Engineering a child is not allowed' sentence refer specifically to future immortals?

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« Reply #10274 on: April 04, 2015, 12:43:01 PM »
"Genetically engineering" refers to the option in the future where you can take any two sims (as long as at least one of them is playable) and engineer a kid. I honestly think it's fine to do it in order to get a mortal/spouse too, so I'll clarify that rule.

I don't care how you get spouses, as long as you aren't aging people down. The rule is so that you just can't clone someone and say "ah yes, I have an heir."

EDIT: The clarified rules, under "Household Matters":

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  • Immortals must result from natural pregnancies where both parents are living in the Dynasty house. As such, this child cannot be adopted, made through the Clone Voucher LTR (GEN), made through cloning a sim with the Science skill (UL), born out of a "Genetic Merger" with the Door of Life and Death (Grim's Ghastly Manor), or Genetically Engineered (ITF).
  • However, non-immortals can be adopted, cloned, made through a Genetic Merger, or engineered.

I tried to cover all bases with the rule too. Notify me of any situation that I missed.

(As for alien abduction pregnancies, a separate rule covers that...though I'm likely going to revise it to allow it under certain conditions. PlantSims are covered by another rule too. The entire Household Matters section is a formatting nightmare anyways. Do expect some revisions in the future!)
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