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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #50 on: June 05, 2014, 05:54:52 PM »
I'm sorry to say I'm out as my hard drive catastrophically failed and I have lost all my data (including my kids photos  :'( of the last three years). So even when I get my new pc I won't be restarting this challenge. I had thought my pc was running very slow but I thought that was because I was using any mods... just goes to show you should always have backups of your photos/data.

Thanks though for the great challenge I was really enjoying it...

I am really sorry to hear this. So you did actually start an official scoring file?

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #51 on: June 05, 2014, 07:22:37 PM »
I'm having trouble finding my saved spreadsheet (even though I was being careful to save it). As soon as I can find it I'll post those times.



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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #52 on: June 06, 2014, 01:19:31 AM »
I did start an actual scoring file and got as far as the first day in my second town... and then of course the complete and utter death of my pc. I can't continue as the only other computer I've got is my mac which really doesn't play sims very well. So thats me DNF;  on this challenge anyway.
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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #53 on: June 07, 2014, 11:51:19 AM »
@Playalot: I'm playing with a Mac and I understand plenty of other players do too (I think MarianT mentioned she played in a mac) and it runs just well. We can't use the program recommended in the General rules to pick the EP so what I do is just uninstall them for good for a while, with the Origin app I find it easy to install-uninstall EP. Other than that I haven't had a problem because I use mac.
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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #54 on: June 07, 2014, 12:03:25 PM »
Tandrael, I don't use a mac; I'm not sure who you're thinking of. I do use a laptop, though, which limits my graphics settings, but is pretty reliable. Playalot, I'm sorry to hear about your computer, and not just because of the challenge.
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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #55 on: June 07, 2014, 12:15:10 PM »
Sorry to hear about your woes, Playalot. I am on a Mac by the way and Sims runs great, but I have a high end iMac, so I have no idea what kind of Mac you have.

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #56 on: June 07, 2014, 01:02:12 PM »
Do you have to learn the skills whilst on vacation? Like Martial Arts whilst in China?
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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #57 on: June 07, 2014, 01:08:52 PM »
Do you have to learn the skills whilst on vacation? Like Martial Arts whilst in China?

Correct. From the rules...


On the skilling — All of the vacation requirement skilling must be done while on vacation and no reading skill books.
  • NOTE: You can go to a given vacation destination more than once if necessary to finish requirements — for example, while your home town is Sunset Valley you end up going to France two times (but you would not be able to go to China or Egypt).


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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #58 on: June 07, 2014, 01:09:48 PM »
Thank you :)
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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #59 on: June 08, 2014, 01:47:40 AM »
I play on an iMac as well. I thought mine was high end but I can't play with high graphics. It was the best they had just with a lower gb graphics card but the guy assured me it would play sims no prob. Well he lied. LoL. My brother in law play on a macbook pro and his runs better than mine even though mine is newer. So I don't really know but I do know Macs are capable of running sims without problems.
For photography does that mean we can't take picture in our hometown or just that we can't gain a skill level while in our hometown?

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #60 on: June 08, 2014, 03:27:59 AM »

For photography does that mean we can't take picture in our hometown or just that we can't gain a skill level while in our hometown?

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #61 on: June 08, 2014, 10:33:55 AM »
That's what I thought. But I wasn't sure. So only Egypt pics to level up to 3 sounds difficult.

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #62 on: June 08, 2014, 03:32:12 PM »
Sorry to hear about your woes, Playalot. I am on a Mac by the way and Sims runs great, but I have a high end iMac, so I have no idea what kind of Mac you have.

Thanks everyone for your kinds words... my mac is just not up to running sims. Time goes by in four/to eight second chunks and the graphics are just awful so until my new pc arrives I'll just be reading here!

I can't wait to find out how the winner did this challenge  :D Literally... can't wait  :P Patience is just not my thing  ;)

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #63 on: June 09, 2014, 09:27:50 AM »
Id like to take part, a little confused over the vacation times though! I havent travelled a lot in the sims at all. You note down the day, hours and minutes when you arrive in your vacation and then note down the day hours and minutes when you end your vacation is that right? Is the end time when you arrive back in the town?

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #64 on: June 09, 2014, 09:35:49 AM »
Id like to take part, a little confused over the vacation times though! I havent travelled a lot in the sims at all. You note down the day, hours and minutes when you arrive in your vacation and then note down the day hours and minutes when you end your vacation is that right? Is the end time when you arrive back in the town?

No, it's when you pick up the phone to Return Home while you are still on vacation. Don't worry about jotting down the time when you arrive on vacation — it's the same for everyone (Day 1 8:00 AM). Just jot down the Day hour and minutes (and AM or PM) for when you call to go home.

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #65 on: June 09, 2014, 09:53:23 AM »
Town 1 -- Week 3, Day 2, 8:08 pm
China -- Day 3, 6:29 pm

Town 2 -- Week 4, Day 3, 4:18 pm
Egypt -- Day 2, 7:32 pm

Town 3 -- Week 5, Day 6, 10:32 am
France -- Day 3, 7:04 am

Town time -- 48,898
Vacation time -- 2,465

Total time -- 51,363

A big thank-you to Blackrosea for coming up with this, and another big thank-you to Lena LJ for creating the spreadsheet.

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I ran your numbers through the spreadsheet and I got different value.
Town Time -- 48898
Vacation Time -- 8465

Total Time -- 57363

It's not your fault, but the team failed to tell everyone about using the spreadsheet is that no columns (in the vacation time section) should be left empty.  It doesn't calculate right if you leave empty.  So for example you didn't take a 2nd trip to China, in the 2nd line instead of leaving empty you need to put down day 1 hour 8 minute 0 AM

I will double check everyone's score, as long as you submit your score like MarianT (tell me all the info), I will be happy to plug those numbers in and check it.

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #66 on: June 09, 2014, 10:15:02 AM »
Thanks, Nutella -- I didn't calculate the minutes myself because it seemed too complicated -- just used the spread sheet. And I might have set the 2nd vacation slots to zero since I didn't take them.
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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #67 on: June 09, 2014, 10:34:29 AM »
MarianT-

I ran your numbers through the spreadsheet and I got different value.
Town Time -- 48898
Vacation Time -- 8465

Total Time -- 57363

It's not your fault, but the team failed to tell everyone about using the spreadsheet is that no columns (in the vacation time section) should be left empty.  It doesn't calculate right if you leave empty.  So for example you didn't take a 2nd trip to China, in the 2nd line instead of leaving empty you need to put down day 1 hour 8 minute 0 AM

I will double check everyone's score, as long as you submit your score like MarianT (tell me all the info), I will be happy to plug those numbers in and check it.

Think i added a column to the side where i wrote it has to be filled in order to work.
But none the less, great taht you are double checking nutella.

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #68 on: June 09, 2014, 11:30:21 AM »
Thank you so much, Nutella.

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EDIT: Okay, I tried to bring everyone's attention to the need to not leave cells blank:

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Just as with the Grandmaster challenge earlier this year it all comes down to the total minutes it takes you to accomplish the requirements in all worlds and in each vacation. Once again, LenaLJ has come through with flying colors with a helpful spreadsheet (Lena you are awesome!). IMPORTANT: follow Lena's instructions and do not leave certain cells blank or the spreadsheet will not calculate correctly.

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #69 on: June 09, 2014, 01:00:19 PM »
Vacation Time — Then, plug the necessary info for all three vacations (there are additional cells in case you need to return for another vacation in a given world) and the spreadsheet will give you your total vacation minutes in the purple section.

This is the part I don't understand.  Say you go to china in Town #1... you stay for the 3 days, leave at 11:59pm and then have to go back to finish up the requirements... where do you stick in that extra day or two? I'm looking at the spreadsheet and I can't see any 'additional cells'. How do you work that?

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #70 on: June 09, 2014, 01:12:22 PM »
Thank you Metro. I have another question, sorry!

Are we allowed to build our own houses, so say in town one, you can pick an empty plot, and build to the value of 16,500?

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #71 on: June 09, 2014, 01:15:42 PM »
This is the part I don't understand.  Say you go to china in Town #1... you stay for the 3 days, leave at 11:59pm and then have to go back to finish up the requirements... where do you stick in that extra day or two? I'm looking at the spreadsheet and I can't see any 'additional cells'. How do you work that?

Each of the three vacation worlds (China, Egypt and France) has two rows in the spreadsheet.

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Are we allowed to build our own houses, so say in town one, you can pick an empty plot, and build to the value of 16,500?

Yes. No restrictions on going the build route or the pre made home route. Your choice.

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #72 on: June 09, 2014, 01:18:57 PM »
Thank you Metro. I have another question, sorry!

Are we allowed to build our own houses, so say in town one, you can pick an empty plot, and build to the value of 16,500?

Yes you can start on empty lot and build your own house.

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #73 on: June 09, 2014, 01:42:59 PM »
Thank you Metro. I have another question, sorry!

Are we allowed to build our own houses, so say in town one, you can pick an empty plot, and build to the value of 16,500?

You do not have to spend the whole 16,500 on your lot either.

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Re: Replacing Jimmy Bond: Mission Impossible?
« Reply #74 on: June 10, 2014, 08:23:19 PM »
Well, I finished all of the requirements for the first town and moved my Sim to the next through the phone interaction, got the town set up, saved... Then realized that the second town's day is set to Week 1, Day 1 at 8:00 am. It's my first time moving a Sim that way through the phone to a separate town, so perhaps I messed something up when editing Appaloosa Plains to put in the lots I needed.

 

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