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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1025 on: April 09, 2012, 09:51:47 AM »
Okay, under Additional Restrictions #2 I added the Genie info, so hopefully that clears up things with Genies.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1026 on: April 09, 2012, 10:24:14 AM »
It clears up the part about heirs and genies but can spares reproduce with genies and or marry them so long as they move out of the house to do so.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1027 on: April 10, 2012, 05:49:51 AM »
I would like to ask a question about Gen 0... AKA The Original townies. As long as your starting townie has no children living with them in the house, can He or she marry someone with children? And are the children aloud to move in with them?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1028 on: April 10, 2012, 06:02:27 AM »
I would like to ask a question about Gen 0... AKA The Original townies. As long as your starting townie has no children living with them in the house, can He or she marry someone with children? And are the children aloud to move in with them?

As long as you remember to designate the heir as the first child born into the house, I suppose what you're asking is okay.

...can spares reproduce with genies and or marry them so long as they move out of the house to do so.

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Well, would any existing rule be violated by this? No Genie can be a household member is the main rule.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1029 on: April 10, 2012, 06:09:35 AM »
Rachel, if your Spares moved out to be with the Genie then whatever they did would be out of control as it would be dictated by SP?
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1030 on: April 10, 2012, 06:13:23 AM »
As long as you remember to designate the heir as the first child born into the house, I suppose what you're asking is okay.


I thought there could be no children at all with the original founders.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1031 on: April 10, 2012, 06:47:04 AM »
I thought there could be no children at all with the original founders.

The more I think about it the more I agree with Pam. Here are the relevant rules...

2. Choose a pre-made townie family with no children from any unaltered EA designed neighborhood.
1. Heirs must be the result of two Sims living in a household Trying For Baby and must be born within 10 days of starting in a new occupied Townie house.
2. The first named child born into a new house is your DecaDynasty heir.

So, in the situation where you would move into your first house where there was no children and then you would bring in your spouse who did have children you're violating some rules. At minimum you are attempting something that is not in the spirit of what I originally set out.



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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1032 on: April 10, 2012, 06:48:17 AM »
As long as you remember to designate the heir as the first child born into the house, I suppose what you're asking is okay.

Well, would any existing rule be violated by this? No Genie can be a household member is the main rule.

I would have thought that so long as the genie didn't move into the house then it would be okay for a spare to marry one. I don't see that it would be breaking any rules.

Rachel, if your Spares moved out to be with the Genie then whatever they did would be out of control as it would be dictated by SP?
A female Sim would be able to get pregnant under my control then move out before the baby arrived. I assume that would be okay.

I thought there could be no children at all with the original founders.



I always understood the rule to mean that the starting household had to have no children but you were allowed to marry a Sim from a household with children in. You yourself Pam had Christopher Steel marry Zelda Mae who comes from a household which has children. Obviously the children aren't hers but the rules says to pick a  townie household without children so you would not have been allowed to use Zelda Mae's house as your starting house.

Edit: I think moving in children from a spouse's previous relationship would not be in the spirit of the challenge. But I do believe that marrying someone who already has children or comes from a household that has children should still be allowed so long as the kiddies stayed with their other parent etc.

I hope that made some kind of sense.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1033 on: April 10, 2012, 07:00:08 AM »
I would have thought that so long as the genie didn't move into the house then it would be okay for a spare to marry one. I don't see that it would be breaking any rules.

Yes, I agree.

A female Sim would be able to get pregnant under my control then move out before the baby arrived. I assume that would be okay.

Sounds okay.

I always understood the rule to mean that the starting household had to have no children but you were allowed to marry a Sim from a household with children in. You yourself Pam had Christopher Steel marry Zelda Mae who comes from a household which has children. Obviously the children aren't hers but the rules says to pick a  townie household without children so you would not have been allowed to use Zelda Mae's house as your starting house.

Edit: I think moving in children from a spouse's previous relationship would not be in the spirit of the challenge. But I do believe that marrying someone who already has children or comes from a household that has children should still be allowed so long as the kiddies stayed with their other parent etc.

I hope that made some kind of sense.

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It does make sense and I agree. I guess the bottom line for me is kids/heirs need to start at house #1 -- that's ground zero for Heir #1. If you're marrying a spouse and they are bringing in kids too, even if you have a natural child with that spouse it just does not seem to make sense because the importance of the heir's arrival is sort of devalued with other kids in the picture.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1034 on: April 10, 2012, 07:16:48 AM »
OK, so it wouldn't be ok for my founder to marry Leighton Sekemonto and bring Sam with him? I'd have to leave him with his Grandma?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1035 on: April 10, 2012, 07:23:11 AM »
She could marry Leighton but Sam would have to stay with his grandma.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1036 on: April 12, 2012, 08:31:23 AM »

Urm.... So let me get this straight? The tombstone cannot be small but I can medium or large?

Im going to attempt this dynasty with Chris.

Another question. For instance, I have chris marry jamie jolina, what if she does not die before gen 1 becomes an elder, because in my games she lived up to 131 days. Dynasty Over, Cant Trigger Age Transition?

Second question: Can I use fountain of youth?

Third question: Can I use tree of prosperity?

Fourth and LAST question: What if my sim's spouse dies prematurely before gen 1 becomes a child? Can I use that tombstone (small) or do I have to wait till the other spouse dies?

Sorry for the long list of questions, It was just because I am curious.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1037 on: April 12, 2012, 08:45:33 AM »
Urm.... So let me get this straight? The tombstone cannot be small but I can medium or large?

Im going to attempt this dynasty with Chris.

Another question. For instance, I have chris marry jamie jolina, what if she does not die before gen 1 becomes an elder, because in my games she lived up to 131 days. Dynasty Over, Cant Trigger Age Transition?

Second question: Can I use fountain of youth?

Third question: Can I use tree of prosperity?

Fourth and LAST question: What if my sim's spouse dies prematurely before gen 1 becomes a child? Can I use that tombstone (small) or do I have to wait till the other spouse dies?

Sorry for the long list of questions, It was just because I am curious.

Anybody can provide the tombstone it doesn't necessarily have to be one of the founders. You could move in a Sim who is an adult or elder ensure that they have a lot of happiness points(I think you need at least seventy five thousand for a medium tombstone).

You can use the fountain of youth on non heirs and any Sim that was once an heir and has passed along the crown so to speak. So no current heir can use the fountain of youth.

Yes you can use the tree of prosperity.

You shouldn't use the tombstone if it is the small tombstone,again you can have any Sim provide the tombstone.

Hope that helped.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1038 on: April 12, 2012, 08:48:32 AM »
Thanks Rachel

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1039 on: April 13, 2012, 05:35:57 AM »
I've got a problem with my DecaDynasty file.  The aging isn't working properly.  The second baby of this generation didn't age at all after his birth.  It showed him as being three days from aging up for four or five days.  I finally just aged him up with cake.  The heir is a toddler now and I don't think her age is progressing correctly, either. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1040 on: April 13, 2012, 06:24:02 AM »
I've got a problem with my DecaDynasty file.  The aging isn't working properly.  The second baby of this generation didn't age at all after his birth.  It showed him as being three days from aging up for four or five days.  I finally just aged him up with cake.  The heir is a toddler now and I don't think her age is progressing correctly, either.

Ugh. Stupid bugs.  ::) Keep me posted and hopefully things will return to normal.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1041 on: April 13, 2012, 06:39:37 AM »
I've got a problem with my DecaDynasty file.  The aging isn't working properly.  The second baby of this generation didn't age at all after his birth.  It showed him as being three days from aging up for four or five days.  I finally just aged him up with cake.  The heir is a toddler now and I don't think her age is progressing correctly, either.

Could it be because of Cosmo and Bobo? Breeding Imaginary Friends? If you have a file from before Smartie and Cosmo WooHoo'd for Charms, you could go back to that and try WooHoo'ing and going through the Pregnancy again. If it happens again, I'd be inclined to think it is because of Cosmo.

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« Reply #1042 on: April 13, 2012, 06:47:09 AM »
Pam,the only thing that helped when I had the aging bug was to move the family to another town.

Although I have had the aging bug after breeding imaginary friends the last time it occured I had no imagainary friends(I keep them in the parents inventory or in a locked chest) and I still have no idea why it happened. In my case the entire family stopped aging and it appeared as if townies had stopped aging up too but that was a little difficult to check.

I hope you can resolve your problem Pam.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1043 on: April 15, 2012, 03:33:23 AM »
Smartie and Cosmo woohoo'd for Gobstopper, not Charms.  She's the heir and her parents are Lollipop and Dean.

Seems like I remember reading about a bug like this recently.  I would never have thought that breeding Imaginary Friends would cause a major aging bug!  Would I have to move to a different town/file?  Or would maybe just putting them to the clipboard and then back to the house work?
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« Reply #1044 on: April 15, 2012, 03:35:02 AM »
I'd try moving them to the clipboard and back, and then to another town (both in a backup file, just in case).

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« Reply #1045 on: April 15, 2012, 06:19:22 AM »
I had an Imaginary Friend have a child with the heir in my Character Legacy and I didn't get this aging bug. I hope you can fix it Pam, I'd hate for your DD to go down, I mean you've already got so far!
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« Reply #1046 on: April 15, 2012, 07:23:14 AM »
I had an Imaginary Friend have a child with the heir in my Character Legacy and I didn't get this aging bug. I hope you can fix it Pam, I'd hate for your DD to go down, I mean you've already got so far!

I'm doing major testing at the moment to see exactly how bad the damage is.  I think the first thing I'll try is moving them to the clipboard and then back into the same house.
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« Reply #1047 on: April 15, 2012, 07:34:13 AM »
I have had the aging bug with and without breeding imaginary friends.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1048 on: April 15, 2012, 07:55:24 PM »
I had a glitch -- I let my acrobatic heir go out on Simport. There was a minor problem with this in that she never left town, but the game reported she came back anyway. I saved and quit; when I opened the file again, she was gone from the household.

Because she'd been Simported, I was able to retrieve a copy of her, install that copy, and merge her back with the household. She doesn't have any skills, relationships, or career, but to my surprise, she is still the same age.

The question is -- can I continue with this decadynasty (and still go for the HoF)?
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1049 on: April 15, 2012, 09:46:08 PM »
The question is -- can I continue with this decadynasty (and still go for the HoF)?

Do you have a previous save of the file before she SimPorted?
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