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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #800 on: February 18, 2015, 09:20:06 PM »
Actually, it is a well known, documented bug.  Check Crinricht's help.  Sorry, don't have the link but there are a lot of "me too" added on it.  So far no answer for a fix or work around.  On this attempt I'm just being a bit more careful to not max out the skills too soon.  My other chefs did real well and maxed their careers but of course, they weren't in a dynasty.  sigh

Yikes! I must have just gotten lucky then.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #801 on: February 20, 2015, 02:35:08 AM »
Yikes! I must have just gotten lucky then.

oh! I guess I was lucky as well then. I didn't even know that could happen. I will keep it in mind for the future.



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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #802 on: February 22, 2015, 07:29:16 PM »
I posted this note in misc. help as well but thought I should also post it here since it could really be pertinent to our dynasty challenge.

" Ok, was having several different problems.  I moved in the Landgraab family and built my nice, new, large, dynasty house using their funds and household items plus a few of my own.  My frig would not allow me to place items in it nor remove items from it.  So I tried replacing it with a lower level frig.  Everything worked.  Then I tried to buy books with their computers and I could not buy anything. I tried clicking on the bookshelves, (theirs), and again could not buy anything.  I then tried clicking on the child's bookshelf I had recently bought and could buy books, seeds, etc.  So, I believe when you move in another families' household goods they will not work the same as ones you bought yourself.  I replaced one of the Landgraab's bookcases and voila, can now buy from that.  This may be a bug but I don't know if it is."
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #803 on: February 28, 2015, 11:40:29 AM »
And I was almost about to play a unofficial Immortal Dynasty on the Sims 4. These bugs are completely my opportunity to enjoy the Sims 4. I am so sorry you all got hit with annoying bugs - I got hit with the "cooking never works" bug a few times and had to exit, repair the game in Origin Client, and restart to make the cooking interaction work. :(
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #804 on: February 28, 2015, 07:04:56 PM »
EtnaFan it is so much more fun to just play the darned game than to try to make the HOF, I agree with you on that for sure.  I'm just stubborn and want to make it through to the end just once.  The furthest I've gotten is in Sims3 up to gen 4 and then it was computer failure that trashed my game.  I lost all the pictures in the museum some how so it was game over.  It was a good enough story I'm actually resurrecting it for my own fun.  Sims4 is more of a challenge but it's early days yet so there are going to be a lot of things that need fixing or learning, and I take a long time to learn things now.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #805 on: March 05, 2015, 09:40:27 AM »
Hey guys, I wondered, has anyone else noticed that this challenge seems easier than the TS3 version? It is, for one, a lot easier on the utility sims needed (now that art slaves are a thing of the past), and the goals aren't that stressful. Is this just me overlooking something major, or has this challenge really changed?

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #806 on: March 05, 2015, 10:02:45 AM »
Some things are easier and some are harder.
1) Painting portraits -- no longer available as an option in sims 4.  We had to come up with some ideas to replace portraits, but we still like the museum idea, so we went with collections.
2) Opportunities -- no longer available in sims 4.  We replaced it with whims, although I have to agree completing whims is so much more easier than opps.

Careers in sims 4 is much harder to max than sims 3, and the gold medals are definitely harder than purchasing one building / property. :)



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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #807 on: March 08, 2015, 04:40:59 PM »
Hey guys, I wondered, has anyone else noticed that this challenge seems easier than the TS3 version? It is, for one, a lot easier on the utility sims needed (now that art slaves are a thing of the past), and the goals aren't that stressful. Is this just me overlooking something major, or has this challenge really changed?

~Emily

I find it much harder, more stressful in some ways, (those awful parties!), and more boring in others.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #808 on: March 08, 2015, 05:44:29 PM »
Neither version is "easy" - that's like saying Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Max is "easier" because of all the new abilities that make Sora more of a super-saiyan(I'd say something else but it has a dirty word in it  :-X ) than in the original; just because you get new abilities doesn't mean you can ignore the new tough challenges you HAVE to do to 100% Jiminy Journals(Mushroom XIII, the Data Orgs OMG, and that super-boss), but the original game has its own challenges because you don't have those abilities. (Apologies for the analogy - I am a big Kingdom Hearts fan  ;D )

The same is said for the Immortal Dynasty versions. While some things are removed(no portraits or skill supermaxes needed) but are replaced with harder stuff(having a unique Best Friend, having to master Social Events and have to redo some if you don't get gold medals in them).

I think it all reduces down to how you play The Sims 3/4 - if you are a collection nut or control freak like me, you might find The Sims 3 version more to your taste. If you prefer a slower, less stressful and micro-managing play session, try the Sims 4 version; you can have fun throwing lots of parties and having lots of dates with your Sims!  ;)
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #809 on: March 09, 2015, 09:14:22 AM »
I find the parties can be challenging, everything has to be micromanaged and I'm having to force my Sims to stoptrolling forums or doing mean interactions at every possible turn  ::)
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #810 on: March 09, 2015, 11:53:57 AM »
I love both dynasties, and I would agree that neither is harder than the other. I do prefer the Sims 4 gameplay in some ways, but that might be the lack of lag I get with the game. But those parties, those can be difficult. But I can throw a mean weenie roast ::)
And I think the 4 version will get harder with time. As more things come out they can adjust the requirements. Portraits can come back, we're getting photography in April with Get To Work

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #811 on: March 10, 2015, 06:01:08 AM »
Hello everyone. I have a sim who is completing he Whiz Kid aspiration. I have achieved all the goals for the whiz kid milestone except for achieve grade A. But my sim already has an A at school. How do I get around this? Many thanks.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #812 on: March 10, 2015, 08:09:40 AM »
That Whiz Kid aspiration is bugged for many people.  You can use the cheat to complete it.
Cheat: aspirations.complete_current_milestone (make sure testingcheats is on)

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #813 on: March 10, 2015, 03:08:24 PM »
Hello everyone. I have a sim who is completing he Whiz Kid aspiration. I have achieved all the goals for the whiz kid milestone except for achieve grade A. But my sim already has an A at school. How do I get around this? Many thanks.

I'm having the same difficulty.  Thanks, Nutella for the ok on the cheat.  It's my heir and I don't want her to fail because of a bug.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #814 on: March 10, 2015, 08:46:27 PM »
So my founder finally was able to eat ambrosia, and I chose a cooking sim first mostly because I thought that everyone else would leave behind more expensive things, and they would be able to contribute 10 items.  I had him cook up the ambrosia, and to my surprise, it sells for over 3000 simoleons!  That was the first time I ever had a sim cook that stuff up. 

Poor guy, I made him dig up so many rocks to see which 8 metals, crystals, fossils, or mysims trophies I could find to make the highest museum value. 

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #815 on: March 11, 2015, 05:25:59 AM »
Thanks a lot Nutella. Joria, I'm going to update my game first and THEN I'm going to do the cheat. So happy I could add another museum item.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #816 on: March 11, 2015, 09:30:35 AM »
If you are thinking about using Ambrosia for your museum items, I'd advise against it if you plan on keeping the ghosts on your lot - they will phase through walls and eat it and you'll fail the challenge. Still, I didn't realize that Ambrosia was worth so much.  :D
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #817 on: March 11, 2015, 03:36:14 PM »
Oh wow, I didn't even think of that.  I was lucky, I had dead Johnny Zest roaming around one night.  Ghosts annoy me, so I had someone release his spirit the next morning.  All he did was just stand in the kitchen for hours, and then he left. He is the only one who has died so far.  The ambrosia must stay so the ghosts must go.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #818 on: March 11, 2015, 07:51:32 PM »
Oh wow, I didn't even think of that.  I was lucky, I had dead Johnny Zest roaming around one night.  Ghosts annoy me, so I had someone release his spirit the next morning.  All he did was just stand in the kitchen for hours, and then he left. He is the only one who has died so far.  The ambrosia must stay so the ghosts must go.

I love playing with ghosts but ONLY if I'm not trying for the HOF.  They can be such a pain in the neck otherwise, even when they are on their best behaviour.  In a Sims3 dynasty I did have a ghost, (founder's husband number 1), eat the ambrosia.  Since they were so in love I kept the file and am playing it with them remarried while they are already up to gen 4.  Confusing!  This time around, no ghosts allowed.  I want ambrosia as my first set of museum pieces.  Thanks, EtnaFan665 for that tip.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #819 on: March 15, 2015, 02:01:30 PM »
No problem!  ;D It's my duty to warn people about things that they might have missed, I want everyone to enjoy the experience and failing a dynasty that you put so much work into because EA's programming team made it so ghosts do stupid things isn't fun.

Not like I care about HoF myself - I am doing a fun cheaty Domination Dynasty on my Sims 3 file with some Kingdom Heart characters as the 'queen and drone' because I like the idea of them hooking up. (Hint: The title is "The Nobody Swarm.") But I do want people who are shooting for the moon to have fun doing it.
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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #820 on: March 15, 2015, 09:57:25 PM »
Ya, I completed two "unofficial" dynasties myself.  A domination and a 4 x 4.  Not because of cheats, but because of game stability.  I know everyone has their own play styles.  I never cheat, in any game.  However, it was getting extremely difficult to run sims 3 without mods.  So, I just did those two mostly with overwatch.  I also used master controller a couple times in the domination dynasty when I had a child that wouldn't age up to reset them.  I used traveler in the 4 x 4 when china wouldn't load.  Besides that, I followed all the rules.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #821 on: March 16, 2015, 02:33:36 AM »
What I did was to ask Nina Caliente to move in, and then I had the option to move in the entire household. I did that and my household funds got from 10,000 simoleons to 186,000 simoleons (I sold their furniture). Is that legal?

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #822 on: March 16, 2015, 02:59:56 AM »
Yup, entirely legal.  Just remember, all of those you moved in must remain in the household until their death.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #823 on: March 16, 2015, 11:14:06 AM »
Correct.  You can't kill them either, you have to wait for them to die of old age.

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Re: The Sims 4 Immortal Dynasty Challenge
« Reply #824 on: March 18, 2015, 11:59:01 PM »
Of course, if anyone gets killed by Sim AI stupidity(spares or spouses after the next generation is born), you don't fail either... but you can't direct them to be suicidal, as I learned. You can cause someone to break a sink near a stove and make the stove break but you can't order the Sim you want to die to fix the stove, he has to do it automatically. I had an incident in the Sims 3 where I ordered one of my Sims to fix ten broken radios... and he died because I wasn't watching him. That might cause you to be in violation of rules but if the game directs that Sim to do that stupid thing, you are still legit.

Hope that cleared it up. You don't fail if your non-immortals die of anything but old age - like them accidentally wetting themselves and dying of embarrassment - but if you force that on them, it's a blatant abuse of the rules.
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