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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1575 on: December 15, 2015, 06:08:45 PM »
@oshizu I don't know if this glitch has been solved. If you do start again, don't delete the game file with Grim in a house at's pretty much the only time you will get to play grim with all his Grim-like qualities because if you add him to a house using cheats he loses all his 'special' abilities when you enter CAS.

I tried a few things to see if i could get Grim to reap but they didn't work. Try saving your file as a different name and evicting Grim then play a sim and kill them to see if Grim can reap properly. If he can than I would assume that evicting Grim will work for you. My sims just got stuck in a never ending cycle of mourning while Grim just stood there. Mind you, my file was pretty massive by then which and had already been subject to some pretty serious bugs so that definitely didn't help me.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1576 on: December 15, 2015, 06:58:12 PM »
@oshizu I don't know if this glitch has been solved. If you do start again, don't delete the game file with Grim in a house at's pretty much the only time you will get to play grim with all his Grim-like qualities because if you add him to a house using cheats he loses all his 'special' abilities when you enter CAS.

I tried a few things to see if i could get Grim to reap but they didn't work. Try saving your file as a different name and evicting Grim then play a sim and kill them to see if Grim can reap properly. If he can than I would assume that evicting Grim will work for you. My sims just got stuck in a never ending cycle of mourning while Grim just stood there. Mind you, my file was pretty massive by then which and had already been subject to some pretty serious bugs so that definitely didn't help me.
@Playalot   What a quick, insightful response!
I tried doing exactly as you said.  Saved my current file under its usual naming system, saved another "Grim as Townie" file, then saved a Testing file.
Oops, I didn't do exactly as you said, because I forgot to evict Grim from his house.
When I used a cheat to kill off one of my household members, though, Grim showed up right away and reaped him, after checking his tablet and stuff.
Next, I loaded the same test file and evicted Grim from his house before killing a sim. This time, too, he came right away, stood around a bit, then reaped the sim.
And by the way, what exactly are Grim's unique Grim-like qualities?

So, my file seems to be okay.  Now I need to PM the IDC team (and you) to check if the team approves my returning to my pre-test file...
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1577 on: December 15, 2015, 08:55:44 PM »
Oh no..lol, just noticed typos in my original post, welp! Grim's skills are his ability to float, his clothes (which he basically does not take off) and his voice, along with his ability to reap of course. He becomes pretty much a normal sim, although a tad strange looking, once he's been in CAS. I'm glad that solved the issues for you. @oshizu  I have no idea why Grim gets placed in a house, fun when it is not a challenge though. :)
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1578 on: December 18, 2015, 04:31:42 AM »
Basically I want to create a number of retail lots but not have to run everyone through the entire length of the dynasty.

I don't quite understand your plan here.  How do you not run everyone through the entire length of the dynasty?  Can you explain please?

@Teresa & @Magpie2012 are correct, grammar mistake. Whoops! Figured I would build up Newcrest with a number of different retail lots but didn't want to bother with running all of the stores the entire length of the dynasty. Can't recall why I thought it would be an issue with the rules to build up a lot and then sell it. Anyways, thanks to everyone ( <--- learning ;D) for the quick help.
 

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1579 on: December 18, 2015, 09:36:20 AM »
If we want to play in Windenburg and we evict one of the two families, are we able to put them in a house like we do the Landgraabs?

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1580 on: December 18, 2015, 09:51:19 AM »
If we want to play in Windenburg and we evict one of the two families, are we able to put them in a house like we do the Landgraabs?


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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1581 on: December 19, 2015, 09:49:35 AM »
I'm not sure where to put this, and please move or remove as needed, but an Immortal Spouse Dynasty might be an interesting variation.

I guess this idea proceeds from reading many stories in which in which there's often that awkward conversation in which one kid is told they're immortal, but their sibling isn't. Maybe I'm sentimental. Instead, the direct line of descendants would not be immortal, but have the power to make the clump of pixels they love to be immortal. Everything would proceed as usual, except the moment the requirements are met, the spouse (whatever age they are) gets to eat ambrosia. If the founder married Don Lothario, for example, Don would be immortal.   
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1582 on: December 19, 2015, 02:43:09 PM »
My inquiry is about career rewards.

I vaguely remember playing a household in which career rewards became locked again, but I don't remember how.
A helper who'd maxed the Painter Extraordinaire career just died.
The top easel he unlocked is still available so I'm wondering if I need to stock up for future use.

Sorry for this question. I might have been playing a non-dynasty file and had household members move out or something like that.
Are career rewards permanently available to the household (since no one can move out), regardless of death?

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« Reply #1583 on: December 19, 2015, 03:11:58 PM »
@oshizu yes. Career Rewards are permanently available to that household in a dynasty situation.

@Heart Foam This probably isn't the place to discuss that (not sure where.. maybe misc thread?) but I agree. I'd love something like that where you can choose to keep loved ones immortal too. Dethduk has made a challenge where that is sort of possible. It's here link in his Double Time Dynasty project.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1584 on: December 19, 2015, 10:11:29 PM »
@oshizu yes. Career Rewards are permanently available to that household in a dynasty situation.

@Playalot  Thanks for responding so quickly!
Also regarding the dynasty lots, is the Oakenstead household the only one that just vanishes?  Or could there be a new rule where that household could be moved into an empty house?  Just wondering.

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« Reply #1585 on: December 19, 2015, 10:16:49 PM »
You'll have to wait for a challenge team member to answer that one! :)
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« Reply #1586 on: December 19, 2015, 11:07:18 PM »
Also regarding the dynasty lots, is the Oakenstead household the only one that just vanishes?  Or could there be a new rule where that household could be moved into an empty house?  Just wondering.

Sorry I am not catching the whole story here.  Do you have a Oakenstead household that vanish?  What happen exactly?

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« Reply #1587 on: December 20, 2015, 12:56:23 AM »
@Nutella I think what @oshizu is saying is if you start in Willow Springs, you have to start in the plot the Oakenstead household starts in. The instructions for that starting location is different to the other three/four starting locations, in that it reads that you get to relocate the other three families, but not that family. So, are we able to locate the Oakenstead household to another house should we elect to start in Willow Springs? @oshizu can correct me if I have misunderstood.

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« Reply #1588 on: December 20, 2015, 02:05:02 AM »
There is no household in Oakenstead when you start the game. It's an empty house. The only two eligible lots with Sims living on them are the Landgrabb lot in Oasis Springs and the Villareal lot in Windenburg.

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« Reply #1589 on: December 20, 2015, 02:15:12 AM »
Hi y'all. I thought I'd just pop in and mention something. When the rules for this challenge were being written, I asked Metro to make the change to allow the Landgraab family to be placed elsewhere because they have been a prominent family in The Sims games. I thought it would be a shame to lose them in this challenge. So, that's why they are specifically named as the only family that has the option of moving into another house. Whatever Metro and the challenge team decide is all good. I just thought y'all might like to know the bit of history behind this particular issue.
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« Reply #1590 on: December 20, 2015, 12:11:15 PM »
Update:

Added this sentence to the rules:
Any sims that were originally living on a dynasty lot may be placed elsewhere.

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« Reply #1591 on: December 22, 2015, 12:42:42 AM »
Hey guys, I know this has probably been asked and answered before, but with 64 pages of replies to dig through...  It's okay to age up babies as soon as you get the "it's XXXX's birthday." notification, correct?
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« Reply #1592 on: December 22, 2015, 02:30:47 AM »
@Nutella I think what @oshizu is saying is if you start in Willow Springs, you have to start in the plot the Oakenstead household starts in. The instructions for that starting location is different to the other three/four starting locations, in that it reads that you get to relocate the other three families, but not that family. So, are we able to locate the Oakenstead household to another house should we elect to start in Willow Springs? @oshizu can correct me if I have misunderstood.
@Deklitch you are a mindreader! Thank you for explaining so eloquently what I wanted to say!
I've been away from the game and I could have just started a new game, but I remember wanting to play that household in Oakenstead but having to evict them.
Or is Oakenstead always vacant when starting a new game?
Thank you for clarifying, Pam, and Nutella, that occupants of a for-dynasty lot can be expelled at game start.

Also, I was reading back a few pages and noted that official Maxis-created lots (residences and commercial lots) can be added to Newcrest.
Someone then asked whether adding residences to Newcrest would draw new residents.  Has anyone experienced this happening? That is, do new residents move into Newcrest homes?
I'm wondering if it's worth adding another town in Newcrest with homes and lots (bar, club, etc) or whether that would only necessarily bloat my save file without any positive results. But then again, the addition of Windenberg does away with the need for additional lots in Newcrest for an ID?
I might have just answered my own question....

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1593 on: December 22, 2015, 05:56:27 AM »
Hey guys, I know this has probably been asked and answered before, but with 64 pages of replies to dig through...  It's okay to age up babies as soon as you get the "it's XXXX's birthday." notification, correct?

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« Reply #1594 on: December 22, 2015, 11:29:04 AM »
Hi, guys, I was just wondering if aliens could be used as founders (I'd like to try to make an immortal family of all aliens). Thanks!

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« Reply #1595 on: December 22, 2015, 01:47:06 PM »
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Also, I was reading back a few pages and noted that official Maxis-created lots (residences and commercial lots) can be added to Newcrest.
Someone then asked whether adding residences to Newcrest would draw new residents.  Has anyone experienced this happening? That is, do new residents move into Newcrest homes?

In my Runaway Teen game I added new venues, (commercial lots), to Newcrest as well as new residences.  I placed a few families in some of the houses.  The vacant ones remained vacant but there were several new homeless folks not seen elsewhere.  It was fun playing there but even with "fill empty houses" checked they didn't fill.

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« Reply #1596 on: December 22, 2015, 03:23:36 PM »
Hi, guys, I was just wondering if aliens could be used as founders (I'd like to try to make an immortal family of all aliens). Thanks!

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« Reply #1597 on: December 22, 2015, 07:44:07 PM »
@Joria Thanks for letting me know about your Newcrest homes not filling with new households.
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« Reply #1598 on: December 23, 2015, 05:38:28 AM »
I don't get the gold medals thing. Can the heirs share the different types of parties? I actually do not get this at all.

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« Reply #1599 on: December 23, 2015, 08:07:03 AM »
The parties only have to be different for that specific heir. The next one can repeat the same parties but you wouldn't be able to have an heir do 2 of the same, like 2 gold dates on the home lot only counts a 1 gold date but the next heir is free to have their own gold date on the home lot and count that one.

If heir 1 is the host of the party, only heir 1 can claim it, even if it was heir 2's birthday party.

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