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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1975 on: June 16, 2016, 10:54:32 PM »
Unless you've already eaten the ambrosia - you could just make new friends!
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1976 on: June 17, 2016, 02:33:08 AM »
It was for Gen 1 and i'm on Gen 3 now =/



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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1977 on: June 17, 2016, 06:01:17 AM »
Are these mods allowed? More Columns + More Swatches. With the ability to have feminine/masculine options it's just so much stuff to scroll through with just two columns (I prefer 4 with non-IDC files).
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1978 on: June 19, 2016, 11:12:15 AM »
So I've run into a rather odd situation in my dynasty. My founder's husband was meeting his maker today from old age, while one of her good friends was over to visit. While he was dying, I was looking through her relationships (he was meant to be the unique BFF, but as she isn't quite ready for ambrosia, I needed to find a replacement. I'm a cold fish like that.) and wasn't paying attention to the dead man in the kitchen. The good friend had, in some messed up luck of the draw, pleaded for his life and actually won. I assume it had to be him, as the only other household member, the current heir, was at school, and my founder was actually sleeping through the event.

My question is whether this breaks the rules of the challenge. It states that household members cannot plead with Death, and that non-immortals' deaths cannot be expedited, but nothing on whether NPCs can affect their lifespans. I don't want to keep going this early in the challenge if it's already null and void.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1979 on: June 19, 2016, 11:23:45 AM »
Are these mods allowed? More Columns + More Swatches. With the ability to have feminine/masculine options it's just so much stuff to scroll through with just two columns (I prefer 4 with non-IDC files).

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1980 on: June 19, 2016, 11:25:36 AM »
FAQ UPDATE:

What mods are allowed?
These mods have been approved by the challenge team.  If you want to use a mod but its not on this list, please contact the team for approval.
-- Any lightning mods to make indoor lights brighter.
-- Any mods that changes background color in CAS screen.
-- Live Mode and Tab Mode Camera Mods - No Drift & Lower Level!
-- CAS Modifiers bugfix: Aging & Randomization
-- Smaller Censor / Mosaic
-- Daily Save Mod
-- More Columns + More Swatches

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1981 on: June 19, 2016, 11:38:29 AM »
So I've run into a rather odd situation in my dynasty. My founder's husband was meeting his maker today from old age, while one of her good friends was over to visit. While he was dying, I was looking through her relationships (he was meant to be the unique BFF, but as she isn't quite ready for ambrosia, I needed to find a replacement. I'm a cold fish like that.) and wasn't paying attention to the dead man in the kitchen. The good friend had, in some messed up luck of the draw, pleaded for his life and actually won. I assume it had to be him, as the only other household member, the current heir, was at school, and my founder was actually sleeping through the event.

My question is whether this breaks the rules of the challenge. It states that household members cannot plead with Death, and that non-immortals' deaths cannot be expedited, but nothing on whether NPCs can affect their lifespans. I don't want to keep going this early in the challenge if it's already null and void.

Wow I didn't know NPC's could do that. I'm also curious whether you may continue or not, it was not intended of course. Although the rules state you can't do it, I hope you can continue your Dynasty.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1982 on: June 19, 2016, 11:41:48 AM »
@Nutella Thank you, my makeovers life will be so much easier now <3
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1983 on: June 19, 2016, 02:52:05 PM »
@SeraNita

Team had discussed over this issue and find that you are at no fault and may continue with your dynasty.  Although NPC pleading with grim is new, haven't seen this before.  Just be careful not to have any of your household members plead with grim.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1984 on: June 25, 2016, 11:25:04 AM »
I have just started a new dynasty, and I'm only on the morning of day 2, yet my founder says she will be aging to an adult in zero days.  Is there anything you know of that I can do to age her back down?  Do we know if this is a new bug of some kind?

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1985 on: June 25, 2016, 12:43:42 PM »
I have just started a new dynasty, and I'm only on the morning of day 2, yet my founder says she will be aging to an adult in zero days.  Is there anything you know of that I can do to age her back down?  Do we know if this is a new bug of some kind?

Is she pregnant?   During the pregnant pausing effect the age bar will suddenly start bubbling as if the person will age up at any minute. But it's really just a pause not a sudden aging. 

If she's not pregnant, is she a fresh CAS sim or someone you saved after playing?  Saving a Sim without making a twin keeps a lot of information including exact spot on life bar if you change their life stage.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1986 on: June 25, 2016, 01:46:13 PM »
She's pregnant...I don't usually look at tab to notice if it has done this before.  So, you're saying she isn't going to actually age up?  Will she return to normal after giving birth?

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« Reply #1987 on: June 25, 2016, 01:47:12 PM »
She's pregnant...I don't usually look at tab to notice if it has done this before.  So, you're saying she isn't going to actually age up?  Will she return to normal after giving birth?
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« Reply #1988 on: June 25, 2016, 01:51:29 PM »
She's pregnant...I don't usually look at tab to notice if it has done this before.  So, you're saying she isn't going to actually age up?  Will she return to normal after giving birth?

It's new since the June 2nd patch when they redid the ui that it happens during the paused pregnancy bug.  I put it on the weird pictures thread.  When the pregnancy is over, she will go back to the age she was when she got pregnant, maybe the day after.  If you didn't get the notification for the birthday, No need to worry.  You'll truly know when it's their birthday by getting the notification with the cake suggesting a party.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1989 on: June 26, 2016, 07:37:21 PM »
She's pregnant...I don't usually look at tab to notice if it has done this before.  So, you're saying she isn't going to actually age up?  Will she return to normal after giving birth?

It's new since the June 2nd patch when they redid the ui that it happens during the paused pregnancy bug.  I put it on the weird pictures thread.  When the pregnancy is over, she will go back to the age she was when she got pregnant, maybe the day after.  If you didn't get the notification for the birthday, No need to worry.  You'll truly know when it's their birthday by getting the notification with the cake suggesting a party.

This was supposed to fixed with the last patch! Make sure you are all patched up which you should be, right, as it's part of the challenge requirements anyway. Sometimes patches are not retroactive though but I would have assumed a fix like this would have been.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1990 on: June 26, 2016, 07:42:24 PM »
This was supposed to fixed with the last patch! Make sure you are all patched up which you should be, right, as it's part of the challenge requirements anyway. Sometimes patches are not retroactive though but I would have assumed a fix like this would have been.

I hadn't read anywhere that this has been patched but that's good news.  However, I've had issues with certain things not really working for previous game files :(
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1991 on: June 26, 2016, 08:23:37 PM »
Yes, I am patched up all the way...my updates run automatically, and it did it on Friday (i think) when it did the update for the upcoming stuff pack.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1992 on: June 27, 2016, 12:47:07 PM »
So I learned something new today that I think would be great for everyone to know that works on dynasties.  I'm completely patched up, have been working on the Collecting Challenge without making a new folder and went to play the Grims just because I missed them.  I loaded into their game and remembered. "Oh I should put on aging before I hit play"  and the settings for my dynasty were still there!   I went back to main menu, loaded into my collectors game and the settings for it were still there, too!    Completely different settings per save file?  It might be because I set it all up in the game file and not the options menu prior to starting a new game.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1993 on: June 27, 2016, 02:18:47 PM »
Nice tip, Rica.

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« Reply #1994 on: June 27, 2016, 09:52:56 PM »
I think individual games saves have always maintained their settings.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1995 on: June 29, 2016, 12:15:08 AM »
I have a few questions resulting from failing my first attempt, needing to re-start, re-reading the rules, and reading through the first few pages of this thread.

1.  When I start a challenge which requires/allows modifying the world, I always create a save file as a backup.  I took advantage of the ability to place some MaxisCreator_01 lots, a spa, two restaurants, a park, and a few houses, in Newcrest before I started.  Also, I am hoping that my founder's spouse would be in the backup file.  I don't mind having to create a fresh game file but would I be able to use my current backup file to restart?  It is at game time 8:04am Sun.

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Rooms that come with the game -- Allowed

If I were to put all of the rooms for a particular build into the gallery, wouldn't I then be able to place them one at a time to re-create the lot? 
And if so, then shouldn't I be able to just place the lot? 

I have a beautiful cemetery/funeral home that I spent a lot of time creating in my Build-A-City-Challenge that I would like to use in this challenge.  It is a retail lot that would not be run by my sims but visited as a cemetery.

3.  Are we allowed to use sims created by aging up children from pre-played sims to YA in CAS as our founder sim?  Example:  My founder and her spouse just had a baby.  Could I wait till the baby ages to a child, save the family to the bin, then age up the child to YA in CAS, and save the new YA by herself to start as a founder in a subsequent attempt?

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1996 on: June 29, 2016, 12:23:41 AM »
@Caterina:

1. Sorry. You have to start a fresh file.

2. Wouldn't you have to run the retail lot in order for it to be eligible to edit, though? That's always how I interpreted that rule. Anyways, I'd rather the rule be simple rather than trying to smooth over that loophole. Wanna save rooms and recreate a lot (and I think there are other contexts where this could happen, like wanting to recreate a certain house for your dynasty family)? Fine. But you still can't place the lot itself.

3. Sounds fine. You're making a fresh YA sim that still was created by you somehow. Just remember to make a twin of them so that no skills or hidden traits get transferred over.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1997 on: June 29, 2016, 12:44:25 AM »
Thanks for the quick and fair responses.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1998 on: June 29, 2016, 05:25:50 AM »
@Caterina When you say 'not run by my Sims' do you mean you own the lot but don't ever open 'shop' because it's a cemetery and privately used by your family? That's what I've been doing.

Mods, is that OK?
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #1999 on: June 29, 2016, 10:43:25 AM »
@Nettlejuice

   I meant like the stores that came with Get To Work in Magnolia Promenade.  I'm not sure you can edit a retail lot that you don't own, in game, like you can other community lots that you visit.  Our sims would have to buy the lot initially, build the cemetery/funeral home, and then sell it.  I had no intentions for my dynasty heirs to sell urns or funeral floral arrangements for a living.  You never know though.  I was going to keep my gravestones their home lot but when I read about a ghost eating museum pieces I changed my mind.  The first thing I did when I logged back into my game was to put the gravestones into my sim's inventory.  I will post my lot to the gallery when I bring my game up in a few minutes.  Look for it under #Caterina or #carlsguide.