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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1775 on: April 21, 2013, 07:51:11 AM »
A really great list!!
But what about Jeffrey Castor and Jade greenwood? Don't they count in that group:
"¤4 denotes teenagers and the number of days before they hit YA.  This group of people also has to be moved in as a spouse."?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1776 on: April 21, 2013, 09:05:08 AM »
Teens that have 7 or more days before they age up were not included. The heir has to be born within the first 10 days of your start, and that wouldn't allow enough time.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1777 on: April 21, 2013, 12:18:01 PM »
Jade and Jeffrey are both in the beginning of their teen years from all my testing with them so yeah as Marian said - it would not work for them.   You can't age up anyone early outside of the house because cakes can only be used on their birthdays and even if you know at the beginning of the game they have 6 days - the game may have done something to change that so you could potentially ruin your chances of HOF without ever knowing it.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1778 on: April 21, 2013, 12:52:10 PM »
Also, keep in mind that teens have to be moved in as spouse. For example, you could have Bebe Hart as a spouse or Parker Langerak, but you couldn't have them marry each other.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1779 on: April 21, 2013, 06:54:59 PM »
Just checking on something to make sure I'm OK. I'm about to have my gen 1 heir propose to Coral Goldbeard. Her father still lives in the house. Both of them were fairies, but I'll cure them just before the wedding. Is this OK, or do I have to pick a new spouse? Coral has no kids from story progression herself.

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« Reply #1780 on: April 21, 2013, 07:10:04 PM »
You can either cure both of them or cure just Coral and move her father out immediately after you move in.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1781 on: April 22, 2013, 03:04:26 AM »
Thanks, Marian, I should have worded that a bit differently - coffee hadn't been consumed yet.

What I meant was that Coral still lives with her father. Is that an impediment in any way? I know there has been quite a bit of discussion around this lately and I think I lost track of the gist of it sometime last month...



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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1782 on: April 22, 2013, 04:52:44 PM »
Ok, I am up for another try at a Dynasty. I thought I'd try the DecaDynasty this time. Never tried this one before, so that will be a lot of fun :)

I have been reading and reading, but can't seem to find the answer to this question:
If I start with a household with a single sim and he/she can marry another sim, do I have to let that other sim move in with my sim or do I have to move in my sim with the other sim? Or maybe it doesn't matter and I can choose?
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1783 on: April 22, 2013, 05:19:47 PM »
The house you start with is the the house the first heir has to grow up in.   The heir has to be born of two sims living in the same household.


Thanks, Marian, I should have worded that a bit differently - coffee hadn't been consumed yet.

What I meant was that Coral still lives with her father. Is that an impediment in any way? I know there has been quite a bit of discussion around this lately and I think I lost track of the gist of it sometime last month...

You can marry Coral just as long as Coral doesn't have any children within the household. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1784 on: April 24, 2013, 06:38:37 AM »
Ok, I've run into a spot of technical trouble, it seems that my last save file have stoped working.
It says when I try to load the file that something has gone wrong and I should shut the game down.
Permission to try to see if one of the back ups will work instead?
I'd loose some time in the game but better that than losing the dynasty...

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1785 on: April 24, 2013, 08:25:16 AM »
I've gotten that before and then when I tried it again it would work.   Clearing caches and all that.  You could try that or go back to the last save that works but sometimes it happens for multiple files so make sure to do the basics regardless. 
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1786 on: April 24, 2013, 11:05:15 AM »
Unfortunately I had already deleted the misbehaving file when I read your post so my only option was to open up one of the back ups, luckily I only lost about 8 sim hours if I remember correctly.

You learn something new everyday it seems, at least I know what to do if the issue pops up again.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1787 on: May 06, 2013, 05:14:54 PM »
Well, my file has gotten stupid. I cleared all the caches and everything (650 files, whoops!) to improve the load time. The game itself is still with Generation 1 - in her childhood. No travel at all. And it takes a good 7-10 minutes to load.

So I did what all smart people do. I deleted the file :P - I'll come back to this particular couple (Connor Frio and his mysterious wife), but I just wasn't feeling the connection there to care. So I figure, time to start over.

But beyond cache clearing, I have no idea what would have caused this file to hang up. The big renovation I did to the house was to split Jared's room (the one with the single bed) into a room and a nursery/child's room.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1788 on: May 06, 2013, 05:16:34 PM »
What were your settings?   How many buildings did you add?  Did any of them have the steep inclines?

Any of this could cause routing issues with animals and sims.  Did you forget to remove Memories?  Did you have major rain?
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1789 on: May 06, 2013, 05:24:33 PM »
Settings set to normal use - all occults on, celebrity off. I added...3? buildings. Maybe 4, no inclines because they make me crazy (if it can't lay flat, it won't be placed). Memories were off (I didn't get the chance to do the challenge like I'd wanted), and all the rain so far was just sprinkles.

I think Jared was just mad at me he had to share his room.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1790 on: May 08, 2013, 08:15:09 PM »
What is the policy on selling cameras at the start of a decadynasty? I know that all players have to be on the same level for the immortal dynasty, hence the rules on selling cameras, but decadynasty players aren't on a level playing field when they start.

Simply put, I'm tired of carrying around a bunch of cameras in my own decadynasty. :P
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1791 on: May 08, 2013, 08:28:29 PM »
What is the policy on selling cameras at the start of a decadynasty? I know that all players have to be on the same level for the immortal dynasty, hence the rules on selling cameras, but decadynasty players aren't on a level playing field when they start.

Simply put, I'm tired of carrying around a bunch of cameras in my own decadynasty. :P

The Immortal dynasty is the only one where you have to either sell or keep.   And just so you know the dynasty only refers to the first camera.  After that you can sell all of the ones from move-ins.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1792 on: May 08, 2013, 08:44:07 PM »
Thanks for the answer on both threads. I kept all of them to this point just in case there was a rule I missed.

Considering how my founder has a money-related LTW, he'll probably appreciate the help :P (I'm saving the Midas Touch for after he's a five-star celebrity, so I know when his LTW will complete).
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1793 on: May 08, 2013, 09:22:13 PM »
Thanks for the answer on both threads. I kept all of them to this point just in case there was a rule I missed.

Considering how my founder has a money-related LTW, he'll probably appreciate the help :P (I'm saving the Midas Touch for after he's a five-star celebrity, so I know when his LTW will complete).

If you ever need and I'm online, I will gladly send a Midas touch and some wish enhancing serums your way.   I have a stock pile in both of my life states dynasties.  Good luck!
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1794 on: May 12, 2013, 12:56:39 AM »
I have three questions:  1) Does the family have to be friends with or just have 10 NPCs visit their home before heir moves out? The spreadsheet looks like visit but the rules look like they must be friends before the heir moves out. This can present a problem with babysitters unless there are younger siblings, as well as, many other problems.
2) When a best friend becomes a old friend, it no longer shows up as best friend. Do we just remember the status that they last were?
3) Is an alien considered a NPC if you become friends? This seems similar to a tourist to me.   ???

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1795 on: May 12, 2013, 12:59:23 AM »
1) They have to have 10 NPC friends at the time the heir moves out.  These NPCs just have to have the career babysitter.   Sometimes they don't age up all that fast.
2) Only if that old friend maintains the relationship level appropriate for best friend.  If they start hiding near the good friends and friends they don't count.
3) Alien is not an NPC.  NPC have specific jobs.  Aliens are just homeless townies.  They don't have a job description.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1796 on: May 17, 2013, 04:43:50 PM »
I got a question.
If Heir A has level 10 in the Handiness skill (but not SuperMax), can Heir B SuperMax Handiness?

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« Reply #1797 on: May 17, 2013, 04:44:53 PM »
No.   Part of the Supermax is also maxing the skill.  An heir's supermax can never be maxed by another heir.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1798 on: May 17, 2013, 05:51:40 PM »
1) They have to have 10 NPC friends at the time the heir moves out.  These NPCs just have to have the career babysitter.   Sometimes they don't age up all that fast.


Just to clarify before someone takes this out of context and thinks that all NPC friends must be babysitters, it says in the rules all the types of NPCs that are allowed.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1799 on: May 19, 2013, 01:11:33 AM »
If a sim meets all the requirements as a young adult. The sim has: maxed up a skill; collection of 10 similar items; friends both :'( best friends and NPC); honor roll; etc. MUST they wait until they  are an adult or can they marry and move as a young adult? I know the rules states adult, but I'm just checking. The original pair could be young adults....do all the heirs have to wait though?  Thank you!!!