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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1305 on: September 06, 2012, 02:05:46 PM »
Rica this helped me when playing one of my games.Although I have had games where the only thing that helped with the aging bug was to move to a new town.
I would recommend moving to the clipboard first though.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1306 on: September 06, 2012, 03:33:49 PM »
First try moving your family to the clipboard in Edit Town and then moving them back.  Someone suggested this to Pam and I never saw anything about it not working so let's go with that and let us know if it fixes itself.   Don't forget cache clearing when you do it.


Also, the rules have now been updated to include information regarding the elixirs that came with Supernatural.  The only items that are being banned are the ones that reverse/freeze/shorten a Sim's life.

I tried this, both with a save after the child had been born, and with an earlier save with the mother pregnant still. Sadly it didn't work, they still refuse to age, and I don't have a save before the pregnancy. I'm starting to think it's the pregnancy itself that somehow has glitched the entire household, since the same thing happened with two different versions of the baby.



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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1307 on: September 06, 2012, 03:37:17 PM »
That's fine. I just wanted to make sure you had tried it before taking more drastic measures.    I would first suggest copying your town using the copy town option in the main menu where you select your game.  If that doesn't work, you have permission to move them completely to a new town.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1308 on: September 06, 2012, 05:11:34 PM »
Sorted, thank goodness. :) Copying didn't work, but moving town did - at least so far they all appear to be aging normally. While it stings to lose the old friendships and relatives, at least the game is once again afoot.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1309 on: September 11, 2012, 11:09:10 AM »
I decided to try my hand at this, not sure how far i'll get mind you especially as i'm only at the end of week 2 and already hit a bug.

I was so hoping to avoid this as it happens frequently in my games but it's struck again, my first heir just aged up from toddler to child and the trait I chose for her didn't stick, she still has just two traits, I tried clearing my cache and reloading but it still isn't there, unfotunately the last save before her birthday was right after her triplet siblings were born, I have just endured 2 days of two toddlers and three babies and a day of five toddlers and i'm not keen to do that again  :'( (mother has surrounded by family LTW)

What options do I have as far as this missing trait goes, normally I use master controller to fix it, mid life crisis isn't an option at her age and even if I did go back a save it might still happen. Should I wait till teen then try and add two traits? or is there another way to fix this while still keeping to the rules?

Also just to check this, I chose the Jones family in Riverview as my starting couple, both young adult with no kids. Their house is haunted by Hannahs deceased uncle and his family including two kids, as they are npc's and not household I assumed this was okay, and i'm also assuming that I cannot use Jasper Remingtons tombstone as the moving requirement, it is a large one but he's not a member of the houshold just a ghost on the plot, am I correct in my assumptions about this?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1310 on: September 11, 2012, 11:19:18 AM »
The not getting a trait bug is common and it's acceptable to use testingcheats to put it back.  To do that turn on testing cheats through the cheat panel and then Shift+Click your Sim.  Modify Traits for Active Sim should be on the options.  Go ahead and add her trait in and then turn testing cheats back off.  Yes it's a very common bug and most of the time it happens if you have the birthday Sim selected when you actually choose the trait as they age up.

As for the tombstone requirement, no you may not use one that was already there.  One of your household members will have to provide it so someone that you actually play so Hannah or her husband whose name escapes me right now. 

And being haunted is sometimes fun and not against the rules.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1311 on: September 11, 2012, 11:30:13 AM »
Thank you Ricalynn! I made sure it was on Hannah at the time but it still failed, happens to me about 90% of the time on birthdays.

The husbands name is Aiden btw. The Remingtons are out and about a lot, some nights all four of them, wish they'd help with the kids but they just get in the way, haunting cribs and stuff when I need to use them  ::)

It's the tombstone that has prompted all these children, it seemed the eaiser LTW to fulfill for the points needed, Aiden had chess legend and I just didn't have time to fulfill that so he now has surrounded by family too as that one is already being done.

EDIT: Well that was short  ;D end of week 3 and already failed as I missed the honor roll by one day, far too many kids close together and my poor heir got a tad neglected, still lesson learnt and won't do that again. I'm used to big families but not all at once, five toddlers at once is crazy  :o

Now this file is a dud I'm going to go in edit town and see the mess story progression has made, been itching to see where the Broke family vanished to amongst others.



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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1312 on: September 13, 2012, 10:05:09 AM »
Forgive me if this has been asked before, but are you allowed to change the surname of your founder townie? Or are you 'stuck' with that SIM's name?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1313 on: September 13, 2012, 10:30:34 AM »
Forgive me if this has been asked before, but are you allowed to change the surname of your founder townie? Or are you 'stuck' with that SIM's name?

You can change it.  Pam changed Christopher Steel's name to Christopher Dreamweaver in her Townie DecaDynasty.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1314 on: September 16, 2012, 06:39:27 PM »
I've played in a couple of towns, and the elixir shop clerk always seems to be an NPC. Can we count them as one of the 10 NPC friends even though their title is "consignment specialist?"

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1315 on: September 16, 2012, 10:18:15 PM »
My experience is the same as yours.  It's always one of the homeless townies associated with the world therefore making it an NPC.  Their title may be consignment specialist but the building they are in and the register they work at is distinguished as an elixir store consignment so I think it should be added to the list.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1316 on: September 17, 2012, 10:24:02 AM »
Before I go any further i'd like a quick clarification on this rule.

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2. The household must have 10 different NPC friends (all must have different jobs) at moving timeŚMaid, Repair Technician, Repoman, Baby Sitter, Adoption Service/Child Protection Worker, Pet Adoption Worker, Pizza Delivery, Butler, Bartender, Bouncer, Pianist, Burglar, Police, Firefighter, Grim Reaper, Newspaper Delivery, Mail Delivery, Science Geek, Magician, Tourist, Explorer, Paparazzi, Tattoo Artist, male/female dancers, Venue Proprietor, DJ, Acrobat, Singer, Magician.

My original babysitter was Justin Ortez, he is now an adult but still has babysitter as his career does he still count as an npc babysitter best friend despite his age or should the babysitter be a teen? same for paper boy/girl

Finally got my first heir to YA after 5 tries and don't want to now mess it up on this part.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1317 on: September 17, 2012, 11:58:01 AM »
Before I go any further i'd like a quick clarification on this rule.

My original babysitter was Justin Ortez, he is now an adult but still has babysitter as his career does he still count as an npc babysitter best friend despite his age or should the babysitter be a teen? same for paper boy/girl

NPC age is irrelevant...you just need to verify their career.

Finally got my first heir to YA after 5 tries and don't want to now mess it up on this part.

Grats. Keep up the good work.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1318 on: September 19, 2012, 06:04:34 AM »
Thanks Metro, good to know age doesn't matter.

I've run into a new problem, one of my sims is stuck underground and reset sim isn't fixing her.



Is it okay to use edit town to try and fix her? I thought maybe a move to clipboard and back in might do the trick.


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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1319 on: September 19, 2012, 06:16:41 AM »
Thanks Metro, good to know age doesn't matter.

I've run into a new problem, one of my sims is stuck underground and reset sim isn't fixing her.



Is it okay to use edit town to try and fix her? I thought maybe a move to clipboard and back in might do the trick.

Sure, that's fine.

 

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