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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1300 on: July 05, 2015, 04:51:42 PM »
I think another problem could be the money as I have hit the max amount the game can handle and every time someone's pay come in I have a major freeze until it eventually starts again. I thought I might buy a retail lot and build a shop, like Joria was suggesting, and transfer a huge amount of money into the shop just so the dynasty sim's pay could actually register.

I would really like to be able to use the shop as a storage facility though and not as an actual 'working shop' as I just don't want to sell all the paintings my sims have made etc. Mind you, I suppose with lockable doors coming we could just use the basements of the shop as storage while the main floor is a normal shop...?

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1301 on: July 06, 2015, 05:35:02 AM »
I think another problem could be the money as I have hit the max amount the game can handle and every time someone's pay come in I have a major freeze until it eventually starts again. I thought I might buy a retail lot and build a shop, like Joria was suggesting, and transfer a huge amount of money into the shop just so the dynasty sim's pay could actually register.

I would really like to be able to use the shop as a storage facility though and not as an actual 'working shop' as I just don't want to sell all the paintings my sims have made etc. Mind you, I suppose with lockable doors coming we could just use the basements of the shop as storage while the main floor is a normal shop...?

Exactly what I was thinking.  If you ran the shop in the red as a "tax write off", with your "inventory" stored in the basement and/or sub-basement you could use a lot of cash just in building.  If you had employees running the "store" and just sold stuff from build/buy that could also help drain the money since you'd have to pay them salaries.  Right?   Also, how much can you donate to charity on line?  Is there a way to give away money?
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1302 on: July 06, 2015, 07:47:46 AM »
I think $1000 is the maximum you can give at a time. There's a cooldown period of several hours before you can give again.
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« Reply #1303 on: July 06, 2015, 08:11:08 AM »
Retail shop is allowed in this dynasty.  You can edit your retail lot and make that into your storage unit if you want.


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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1304 on: July 06, 2015, 02:31:14 PM »
Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this.... I guess my dynasty file is getting quite big as now when any sim in the house changes emotions or a notification happens I have to hit pause, wait for about 3 seconds for the emotional change or whatever to happen then hit play again. If I don't all my sims just stand still with their heads bobbing, quite stuck. It even happens when during a conversation the sims get those 'plus signs' I have to pause, wait for the plus signs to happen and then I can hit play again and carry on.
If I try to play in any speed faster than 1 all my sims just get stuck and do the head bobbing. Parties are almost impossible to play at the dynasty house as there is massive lag and stuttering. This doesn't happen when I play on any other lot. I'm assuming it is because of all the items in the dynasty house, paintings, skilling items, potions, fish bowls and such.
I have cleared caches etc etc. It does not effect any of my other game files. It's making playing my dynasty quite tedious as it is very slow going because of having to pause all the time. It's not my PC specs as they are way over recommended.
Any suggestions or similar experiences?

I've actually been experiencing this in a relatively new Legacy file.  The Sims sit there with their heads bobbing.  I've had that problem in a brand new file, come to think of it.  It seems to have happened since the last patch, at least for me.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1305 on: July 06, 2015, 04:20:37 PM »
@Shewolf13 , wow. That's interesting (and not in a good way!). I've started a new game recently and I don't have this issue but I'm only playing one sim. Today I'm going to buy a retail lot and move some items and money around so I'll report back if this helps my dynasty file. I don't know whether to hope it's all the items on my lot or if it's a bug caused by a patch!
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1306 on: July 06, 2015, 05:14:57 PM »
@Playalot Yeah, it's pretty annoying.  But it definitely happens with more than one Sim.  And I think it's with the emotions as well, since it often happens when they are in their living room (which is outfitted with all the business/astronaut career rewards that give a focused moodlet).  I would say it's caused by a patch because I never had that issue in a file before the last patch.  Soon as I patched it, it started.



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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1307 on: July 06, 2015, 05:23:15 PM »
@Shewolf13 , kind of makes me think that moving all their items etc isn't worth the effort then, especially if its a bug. I did think it was quite strange how all of a sudden it started. It happens with emotions all the time in my dynasty game. Every single time they change emotion I have to hit pause. And they change emotions a lot!

Well... decision made, I'll still move everything and transfer funds over into the retail lot and see what happens. I guess if it's a bug then game play will still be painful and if it solves some/all issues then we'll know. (Maybe.)


*Edited: Well, I transferred $9,000,000 over and headed back to the home lot and sold a lot of items that were just cluttering up the place. Everything ran really smoothly for about half an hour real life time and then the head bobbing started again. Not nearly so badly though, as so far (touch wood) I haven't had to hit pause. I can cope with the slight delay/head bob thing as long as it sorts itself out so for now just buying the retail lot and transferring the simoleons across was enough to improve game play.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1308 on: July 06, 2015, 10:30:21 PM »
Glad to hear that helped!  I get the head bob pause thing but thought it was my clunker pc.  It's not severe for me and I've found if I hit fast and then quickly back to normal speed it goes away but it's a nuisance to do it.  Now if I can get my Mediafire issue fixed I'll actually be able to play again.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1309 on: July 07, 2015, 04:49:41 PM »
It's a bit early to ask but with the Spa Day game pack the new buildings will be found in our library so are we allowed to place them in Newcrest like we could with new EP lots in Sims 3?
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1310 on: July 08, 2015, 07:42:59 AM »
Most likely we will allow it, but it is too early to make that official.  I will test it next week Tuesday (14th right?), team will make the decision official by end of next week. 

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« Reply #1311 on: July 08, 2015, 10:25:29 AM »
Thank you  ;)
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1312 on: July 08, 2015, 04:11:39 PM »
Just thought I'd let you all know that the head-bobbing and pausing thing while waiting for emotions etc to change does seem to be a game bug. I looked around on the official EA forums and it seems that this is problem that quite a few people are having since the last patch. Hopefully it's sorted on the 9th with the new patch. You can improve it somewhat by clearing out excess items from your lot etc .

@Shewolf13 , looks like you were spot on.  :)
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1313 on: July 08, 2015, 07:45:28 PM »
@Playalot I was?  XD That's a first.  Somehow, I tend to miss things and something may have been around for a while, but I didn't notice.  Hopefully that patch helps it out come the 9th.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1314 on: July 11, 2015, 07:13:55 AM »
My founder has a relationship bar that is green all the way with Bella Goth, but the game lists her as impartial. But I can already use the Reveal Deep Secret interaction.

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« Reply #1315 on: July 11, 2015, 07:31:59 AM »
It must be a new bug; my founder has the same thing going on with Summer Holiday.  She and another Sim who are listed as Impartial show up when I filter for friends; I guess we'll need a determination of whether or not they can count as Good Friends.


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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1316 on: July 11, 2015, 08:43:29 AM »
So, yea, I wanted to start this challenge before but had some major issues with my computer. Since I have a new one, I am so doing this challenge! Story time, Yay!   ;D
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1317 on: July 11, 2015, 09:19:16 AM »
Vlad, my 3rd heir, has run into a problem with his second and final aspiration.
The Computer Wizaspiration that he is doing just needs to register that he has reached lvl 5 in the tech guru career.
The problem is that he is currently at lvl 6 in that career and is one promotion away from getting to the branch I've selected for him, but somehow it just isn't registering for the aspiration.
I've no idea at this point if this is just a temporary bug that will go away when I re-enter the game or if getting one more promotion will trigger it or if I will need to use the cheat to get it done.

Any  suggestions? Or do I get permission to use the cheat if it still there when I re-enter the file?

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1318 on: July 11, 2015, 09:24:05 AM »
My recollection is that the next promotion should trigger the completion of that requirement. If it doesn't, I'd say use the cheat if you've completed the other requirements for that milestone. What do the others say?
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« Reply #1319 on: July 11, 2015, 10:02:21 AM »
Sadly your next promotion will not trigger the completion.  Yes, go ahead and use the cheat to complete that milestone.

You have to reach Milestone IV before getting TechGuru career level 5.  If you reach level 5 before you hit the last milestone, the requirement will not register, no matter what you do. 

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1320 on: July 11, 2015, 10:13:22 AM »
@Nutella : Oh well, you learn something new every time.
Thank you for the  permission and next time I need to do that aspiration I guess I will have to plan it out better.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1321 on: July 14, 2015, 06:18:45 PM »
Any update on the new GP, ( the spa), and whether we can add it or use the new skills etc?  So far it really looks awesome.
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« Reply #1322 on: July 14, 2015, 06:27:32 PM »
Any update on the new GP, ( the spa), and whether we can add it or use the new skills etc?  So far it really looks awesome.

Ditto here, I'm not touching mine until I know the word on this.

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« Reply #1323 on: July 14, 2015, 06:38:02 PM »
So far so good, everything looks fine.  I do need help in checking out if the wellness skill or any items with the new xpac that does extend life.  You can place the spa building and use the new xpac stuff in your dynasty, as long as you avoid doing anything that will extend life.

Remember, anything that extends life will be banned ... I just didn't search through enough to know if any actions or items that will do that.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1324 on: July 14, 2015, 06:55:49 PM »
I placed mine in a separate file in Newcrest.  Will test out life extension.  Hoping there aren't anythings that could be a ploy.  One concern is death by sauna.

EDIT:  So far so good, although I'm disappointed that there are no aspirations to go with Wellness skill nor any careers.  I'm really pleased that you can actually use the drink tray which could really help at parties.  The drinks increase your fun pretty quickly and any of the hands on features fill your social needs faster than just chatting.  Massage also fills fun but foot and hand massages do not.  The sauna not only gives you a plus one Happy, (until you stay in too long), but also boosts confidence.  I've set up a zen/massage/yoga room with everything except the sauna so will see how that works in a home setting.
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