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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10675 on: March 10, 2020, 01:48:18 PM »
@Chubling: motive mobiles love to get stuck in inventories. They can turn up on a parking spot at your home lot so do you have one of those?
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10676 on: March 10, 2020, 01:52:26 PM »
I have empty parking spaces at the home lot



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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10677 on: March 10, 2020, 01:57:35 PM »
The only other advice I have is that it can turn up or get unstuck when you travel abroad. Depending on when you can do that. SOMETIMES it gets stuck on the side of the road (and there are a lot of roads) and you can click on it for the option to drive it home. But yeah I'm just spitballing here. :-\
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10678 on: March 10, 2020, 02:07:58 PM »
Well, I guess I will just try to keep an eye out for it. Thank you

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10679 on: March 15, 2020, 03:47:38 PM »
I suspect I already know the answer to this but it's worth a try, right? ;)

I've been experimenting with photography quite a lot recently and have discovered that the high-value Lovers in Wherever photos will register with one of the pair just out of shot.  Would they count as Immortal Dynasty museum items?

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« Reply #10680 on: March 16, 2020, 07:54:26 AM »
Personally, I don't see why not, but I'm not part of the team.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10681 on: March 16, 2020, 08:04:08 AM »
@hazelnut (and @Deklitch too now): to my surprise no one has really brought up "couples' photos" in general. After, uh, painstakingly plugging each kind of subject into search (which only shows the latest time it was mentioned on a thread, ugh!) I found exactly one official statement that sorta/kinda confirms that subjects that intrinsically involve more than one sim are alright. Or at least "Sims Sparring" is alright but I don't see what necessarily makes "Lovers at X" different in that case. Sneaky but whatever!
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10682 on: March 18, 2020, 07:34:36 PM »
Alright I want to nip the photo subject question in the bud once and for all. There's no good list of valid subjects (I've tried) and this is my best guess. This list may be updated especially because I am getting my info largely from the Sims Wiki. It's a good source but some subjects seem to be questionable if always triggered by a sim or not. If something doesn't seem right, bring it up. I'm listening.

Valid Museum Photo Subjects (by collection)

Best in Class

  • Superstar
  • SuperCop
  • Military Bigwig
  • Diplomat Extraordinaire
  • Chief Lifesaver
  • Master Criminal
  • A Top Chef

Oh the Calamity!
  • Oh no! Snake!
  • Slap Fight
  • One Sick Sim
  • A Fight
  • Soaked to the Bone
  • A Singed Sim

Paranormal (this assumes that you have an immortal was legally born or created in CAS as a ghost, which is fine but definitely a special circumstance)

  • My Dead Enemy
  • A Ghost
  • My Dead Spouse
  • Wandering Ghost

Sims in Motion

  • Honing Body and Mind
  • Sims Dancing
  • Solo Dancer
  • Fighting Fire
  • Playing Catch
  • Pleading to the Sphinx (risky!)
  • Get a Room!
  • Sims Sparring
  • Making Nectar
  • Running
  • Pushing Statue
  • Fighting Flab
  • Great Tunes
  • Sim Making the Bed
  • Board Breaker
  • Refreshing Swim
  • Dumpster Diving

Everyday Moments

  • A Sim in the Area
  • Two's Company
  • Child Being Carried
  • Lovers at Night
  • A Sim Cooking
  • Kid Playing with OVen
  • Kid Playing with Toybox
  • A Sim Fishing
  • A Sim Gardening
  • Photo of a Photographer
  • A Chessmatch
  • A Sim Using the Computer
  • Someone Painting
  • Remedy for a Hot Day

Travel

  • Lovers in China
  • Lovers in France
  • Lovers in Egypt
  • Snake Charmer

Family and Friends

  • My Friend
  • My Main Squeeze
  • Family Member
  • Housemate
  • My Spouse
  • My Child
  • My Grandchild
  • Ghostly Family

Ambitions

  • Fire in the Hole!
  • Bake Sale
  • Top Brass
  • Big Air

Nightlife

  • A Mixologist
(unsure if this will count for active sims who are moonlighting at a bar)
  • Celebrity Sighting
  • Rocking Out
  • Dancing Fools
  • Skinnydipping

Generations

  • Graduation
  • Caught!
  • Pillow Fight
  • For Science!
  • Imaginary Friend
  • A Wedding

Animal Kingdom

  • Horse and Rider

Supernatural

  • ZOMBIES!!!
(as far as I'm concerned it's alright to temporarily be a zombie, please bring to my attention if it messes with aging and not just birthdays)
  • Furtune Teller
  • Spellcasting Duel

Seasons

  • Aliens!
  • Rainy Day
  • Serious Competitive Eating
  • A Game of Horseshoes
  • Fun in the Sun
  • Spring Dance King
  • Spring Dance Queen
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10683 on: March 18, 2020, 07:51:33 PM »
Thank you Trip.

From memory, Child being Carried was ruled to be ok for the child and not the person doing the carrying, I think that was the ruling from someone in the past.

There is also one called 'Big Air' or similar with (I believe) the Ambitions photographs. It was one which featured a sim jumping on a trampoline, I may be wrong, but I believe that one was counted in the past. :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10684 on: March 18, 2020, 08:00:26 PM »
@Deklitch: I remember Rica OKing "Child Being Carried" ages ago and thanks for the addition!
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10685 on: March 20, 2020, 02:35:26 PM »
Thanks, Trip! :)

I think 'Wandering Ghost' should probably also be included under the same conditions as the other ghost pics.
Add 'Shower in a Can' to the Travel collection?  The photo needs to be someone using it.
'Sleepover Fun' might register with a single Sim in shot but I've not tested it yet.

Also, 'Pleading to the Sphinx' is ridiculously undervalued as well as being risky to get.  Why bother?

Note that you don't need to have an expansion installed to get the associated photos to register. (I first discovered this in the Life States Dynasty.)  The photo lists must be on a base-game patch.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10686 on: March 20, 2020, 07:39:11 PM »
@hazelnut: good commentary. I was unsure if "Wandering Ghost" would register for playable/active ghosts but if it does then it's another subject. I haven't tried the sleepover one either (no sim kids in my dynasties yet...yikes!)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10687 on: March 21, 2020, 05:29:09 AM »
I'm pretty sure Will Goole got all of the ghost photos with family members.

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« Reply #10688 on: March 21, 2020, 02:48:09 PM »
Yes, just confirmed that Wandering Ghost does work with playable ghosts in the active household.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10689 on: March 21, 2020, 03:17:52 PM »
@hazelnut: thank you!
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« Reply #10690 on: March 29, 2020, 06:12:43 AM »
@Trip: OK, so this is weird.  I discovered by accident that a toddler learning to talk registers in the camera interface as 'Talking Bird'.  Testing showed that it happened consistently,  So I went to have a look at the game code – and it seems to be deliberate!  'Talking Bird' is actually any pet plus the 'Teach to talk' or 'Talk with' interaction and the 'Baby Pet' category includes babies, toddlers and children of any species.

I checked to see whether chatting with a toddler or a child talking would register as 'Talking Bird' but they don't seem to.

I also went back to a save from when Mercedes, Austin and Morris were all toddlers to see whether I could get 'Baby Animals' or 'A Zoo' with human toddlers (which seems quite appropriate to me ;) ).  Neither photo registered.  So why does 'Talking Bird'?

And should it count as a museum photo?

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10691 on: March 29, 2020, 07:29:48 AM »
@hazelnut: I tested it in my game and yup, apparently toddlers are birds now. It's not the most high-valued, exploitative subject and EA's not gonna fix it at this rate, plus it still needs your sim to make it register. But I would have been nice and given you the go-ahead if it was only your bug too. ;)
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10693 on: March 29, 2020, 10:17:02 PM »
The discussion about the Toddler Learning To Speak registered as bird talking photograph made me come up with the following: ...with apologies to Bobby Day

Teachin' Toddlers - Tweet Tweet Tweetity Tweet
All of the Simmies, all day long are teaching their toddlers to tweet this song
In Sunset Valley, Twinbrook too, they are tweeting away as they're no longer a nooboo
Teachin' Toddlers Tweet Tweet Tweetity Tweet
Teachin' Toddlers Tweet Tweet Tweetity Tweet
Teach those Toddlers to speak on a Saturday night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OFESufsZG0 for a youtube video of it <G>

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« Reply #10694 on: March 30, 2020, 01:51:39 PM »
;D

I always think of 'Rockin' Robin' as a Jackson Five song  :-[.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10695 on: April 05, 2020, 01:09:53 PM »
Is there a way to ditch social group influence? Nerds and their constant berating ignorance is making things rather spicy every time a their a party and don't micro manage and I generally like a little chaos, but I'm also not trying to lose friends and risk the Culling

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10696 on: April 05, 2020, 01:21:53 PM »
@Chubling: it'll naturally deplete on its own if you don't "tend" to it but getting rid of it completely (like in the strictest way) also means no video games, arcades, or Science supermax. You can probably avoid gaining it from friends by keeping up the friendship indirectly through phone calls, elixirs, party invites, having them watch you play an instrument, etc. Every guide on social influence, including ours, only says that telling stories and jokes with nerds specifically is what increases it but I'm not entirely sure about that. I didn't write them.
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10697 on: May 24, 2020, 03:51:19 PM »
Can I add CC at any time in the dynasty? I think the answer is yes but I wanted to check first. I'm new in using them so for now I'm experimenting in other saves, seeing what I like and what my laptop supports, so it's a slow process, but what pleases me (and my computer) I want to add it to the dynasty.

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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10698 on: May 24, 2020, 07:36:56 PM »
@Trip: from one CC addict to another...yes. ;) It's not that daunting I swear!
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Re: The Sims 3 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #10699 on: May 24, 2020, 08:01:08 PM »
@Trip I'm new to the CC's world but quickly becoming addicted. So much to choose!