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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #200 on: May 14, 2020, 01:41:14 PM »
I didn't expect to finish the challenge this early, but I just kept on playing and playing because it was so much fun. I ended up with:

94 nooboos

Looking forward to hearing the strategies afterward. Wow, 183!

Having played Sims 1, 2, 3, and now 4, it's really lovely to discover new parts of the game in the course of doing these challenges (I'd never spent much time in San Myshuno, just one example.). Thank you all so much for giving me something positive and fun to do.

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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #201 on: May 14, 2020, 05:42:56 PM »
All done. 105 new babies added.



Can I presume that it's also OK that if I want to move Trey into the same household where I moved Dina (Call it the Stone household), I can move Trey a while after moving Dina, so long as I've not yet played Trey's household or the Stone household?   Thanks!

Yes, that would be fine.



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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #202 on: May 14, 2020, 06:36:44 PM »
I haven't touched this challenge yet at all, but I'm super impressed how quickly everyone's playing through four sim-weeks!
And how refreshed everyone seems after finishing the challenge (versus exhausted and burned out). :)

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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #203 on: May 14, 2020, 06:41:44 PM »
I haven't touched this challenge yet at all, but I'm super impressed how quickly everyone's playing through four sim-weeks!

Me too...I'm actually surprised I knocked this one out so quickly, but I'm kind of done with the current Diablo III season, so right there gives me more hours in the day. Not going to the gym because of Co-Vid craziness, so more time there too.

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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #204 on: May 14, 2020, 08:12:21 PM »
It might just be me but I found that I wasn't micromanaging everything and the different families and gameplay kept me engaged. I have a tendency to get distracted if I just play one Sim.

I was surprised at how quickly the time passed and considering how stressed I was about the whole thing I could have easily have played it through again. I kinda want to go and carry on playing to see how many second gen or even gen townie marriages and babies I can make.

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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #205 on: May 14, 2020, 08:39:56 PM »


I was surprised at how quickly the time passed and considering how stressed I was about the whole thing I could have easily have played it through again. I kinda want to go and carry on playing to see how many second gen or even gen townie marriages and babies I can make.

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I plan on using some of my new townies for testing and maybe even a dynasty challenge when it's legal to.
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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #206 on: May 18, 2020, 05:31:49 PM »
I'm done,with 196 new little sims in my game   :D



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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #207 on: May 18, 2020, 05:47:14 PM »
Wow, well done, @Elinoee!
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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #208 on: May 18, 2020, 08:11:11 PM »
Great job!

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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #209 on: May 19, 2020, 09:39:31 PM »
I'm done,with 196 new little sims in my game   :D

wow, amazing score, @Elinoee

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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #210 on: May 24, 2020, 07:46:41 AM »
Hope everyone is safe, healthy and happy. 

Love playing these challenges. Always do a practice, sometimes get caught up in everyday life and fail to complete on time. Today, in the current circumstances, I am in the position to post a score. 

It is not a great one, but hope it will inspire those who, for whatever reason, are unlikely to emulate the scores at the top.  They are amazing. Well done to you all.  I do not have, personal choice, all the packs, however even if I did have, I would not be anywhere near the top. It is the taking part that matters to me and the learning all the new things I find out whilst playing these challenges. I had never been inside half of these houses, for example, so that was really interesting.

So, won't keep you waiting any longer for my score. It was a total of 79 new sims and I am now going back to play some of these new households. I have really enjoyed playing this one.

Thanks to the clever people who organise these challenges. Well done to those getting the fantastic scores and come on the rest of you, I know you can beat me. ;)

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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #211 on: May 24, 2020, 08:52:12 AM »
Sim World has 195 new NooBoos — and only 1 small fire  ;D.
That was really fun - thanks Team!

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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #212 on: May 24, 2020, 10:41:58 AM »
Great score, mismck. Well done. :)

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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #213 on: May 25, 2020, 01:32:46 PM »
Hi everyone! Just finished this challenge and I am happy to say that 179 new nooboos have been added to my sim world. Fun challenge! Looking forward to seeing how others did.

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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #214 on: May 25, 2020, 05:14:08 PM »
Well done folks :D
I will be going into nooboo production next weekend

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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #215 on: May 25, 2020, 08:51:11 PM »
Just finished up with 119 babies. This was a really fun challenge. The baby boomer challenges are always a favorite but this was a nice twist to the usual one. Thanks!

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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #216 on: May 28, 2020, 11:34:59 AM »
I have a question that is about how to avoid corrupting my save file, not challenge strategy.

Does anybody have any advice about how to set the "Maximum Sim Count" (which can be set from Manage Households or the Game Options/Gameplay menu.
I usually leave it at 80 and only at the 200 Max Recommended setting for my Build-a-City Challenge.
When I attempted to increase the count from "200 Max Recommended" to "Unlimited," I got an ingame warning that the Unlimited setting "severely impact game speed and load times."

So, my question is:
For this challenge only, would it be safe to select the "Unlimited" setting or will "My Household" sims not get culled even if I use the "200 Max Recommended" setting.
Thank you for reading through all that.

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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #217 on: May 28, 2020, 06:37:49 PM »
I have a question that is about how to avoid corrupting my save file, not challenge strategy.

Does anybody have any advice about how to set the "Maximum Sim Count" (which can be set from Manage Households or the Game Options/Gameplay menu.
I usually leave it at 80 and only at the 200 Max Recommended setting for my Build-a-City Challenge.
When I attempted to increase the count from "200 Max Recommended" to "Unlimited," I got an ingame warning that the Unlimited setting "severely impact game speed and load times."

So, my question is:
For this challenge only, would it be safe to select the "Unlimited" setting or will "My Household" sims not get culled even if I use the "200 Max Recommended" setting.
Thank you for reading through all that.

I was pretty nervous about that, too. I set mine to Unlimited and saved frequently. I did not really notice much of a slow down as my Sim count increased. It also definitely depends on your hardware... I am running a 2018 MacBook Pro. Don't know if that helps, but that's what I have and what I did.

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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #218 on: May 28, 2020, 09:06:00 PM »
I was pretty nervous about that, too. I set mine to Unlimited and saved frequently. I did not really notice much of a slow down as my Sim count increased. It also definitely depends on your hardware... I am running a 2018 MacBook Pro. Don't know if that helps, but that's what I have and what I did.

@mismck
Thank you so very much for sharing your experience with the Unlimited setting. My computer and its trappings are decidedly older than yours, but usually doesn't give me trouble if I manage my sims' nventory properly.
I appreciate your response and will follow your example: choose unlimited and save frequently.

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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #219 on: May 28, 2020, 09:06:06 PM »
My sims had 34 nooboos.
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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #220 on: May 29, 2020, 11:54:49 PM »
I can go into buy mode and buy things for my current house, if I want to, can't I? Like, I can go and buy a radio and plonk it down in the backyard if I so desire? The structural changes is talking about build mode, so no building a secondary structure in the backyard, changing the location of a wall or adding in/removing windows? I was just about to pop into buy mode and buy something, but wanted to double check before doing so. :P

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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #221 on: May 30, 2020, 05:26:10 AM »
I can go into buy mode and buy things for my current house, if I want to, can't I? Like, I can go and buy a radio and plonk it down in the backyard if I so desire? The structural changes is talking about build mode, so no building a secondary structure in the backyard, changing the location of a wall or adding in/removing windows?

Correct. Your radio example would be fine.


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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #222 on: May 30, 2020, 05:57:30 PM »
So, here's my situation.
Dad was going to adopt a baby. Meanwhile, I'm trying to control Mum's queue.
The screen with adoptable children pops-up, and I click somewhere without even seeing it. (I was trying to click a chair...)
The popping-up of the screen happens with some lag, but selecting a child is instant.
Dad goes off to the adoption agency. I have not consciously selected any child, but in the queue I can see it is a toddler.
I cannot cancel the action...

What to do?
Is this a DNF? Can I go back to a previous file?
(If I go to bed before you reply, I will finish the adoption, and use save as.)

(This is actually the second time this happens. The first time it was luckily a baby. Also I didn't realise what was going on until afterwards.)

Thanks in advance

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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #223 on: May 30, 2020, 06:47:25 PM »
So, here's my situation.
Dad was going to adopt a baby. Meanwhile, I'm trying to control Mum's queue.
The screen with adoptable children pops-up, and I click somewhere without even seeing it. (I was trying to click a chair...)
The popping-up of the screen happens with some lag, but selecting a child is instant.
Dad goes off to the adoption agency. I have not consciously selected any child, but in the queue I can see it is a toddler.
I cannot cancel the action...

What to do?
Is this a DNF? Can I go back to a previous file?
(If I go to bed before you reply, I will finish the adoption, and use save as.)

(This is actually the second time this happens. The first time it was luckily a baby. Also I didn't realise what was going on until afterwards.)

Thanks in advance

Ah, game lag horor stories. I've had my share with hardcore deaths in Diablo. Yeah, go back to an earlier save, Nandarelle.

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Re: 2020 Mid-Season Major: A Townie Baby Boomer!
« Reply #224 on: May 30, 2020, 06:49:06 PM »
I've found that multitasking during the adoption process does not produce good results.
I just stick with each adopting sim until they leave for the agency.
On a few occasions, the parent even returned from the agency with no child, for some reason.