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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1950 on: December 11, 2013, 06:08:41 PM »
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1951 on: December 12, 2013, 10:06:41 PM »
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1. Anything that lengthens/shortens life for heirs is forbiddenó eating Life Fruit, Ambrosia, make-overs, tattoos, plastic surgery, mud baths, elixirs, Hibernation Chamber, drinking soy milk from the Farm Fresh Folk set, and drinking from Leon's Fountain of Youth (Hidden Springs).



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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1952 on: December 15, 2013, 01:36:09 AM »
My heir aged up to child and I gave her the technophobe trait to help her stay focused on her painting, but it won't stick. I've tried using the "modify traits" cheat over and over and over again and it still doesn't show up.

Should I just leave it alone and have my heir be minus one trait? Or just keep trying? Or should I try a different trait? I really have no idea why it isn't working now; I've never had problems with this cheat before.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1953 on: December 15, 2013, 04:23:57 AM »
My heir aged up to child and I gave her the technophobe trait to help her stay focused on her painting, but it won't stick. I've tried using the "modify traits" cheat over and over and over again and it still doesn't show up.

Should I just leave it alone and have my heir be minus one trait? Or just keep trying? Or should I try a different trait? I really have no idea why it isn't working now; I've never had problems with this cheat before.
I had a problem with that happening lately, trait refused to stick, but waiting until the next birthday I had no problem adding the trait I picked. So unless it is really necessary you can just wait and add it after she has turned into a teen.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1954 on: December 15, 2013, 07:03:17 AM »
I've had the same problem with the trait not sticking even after repeatedly using the cheat. It's happened so much that I've taken to using save as and quitting a few hours before the birthday. After quitting the game and starting up again, the trait always sticks.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1955 on: December 15, 2013, 08:01:30 AM »
I had a problem with that happening lately, trait refused to stick, but waiting until the next birthday I had no problem adding the trait I picked. So unless it is really necessary you can just wait and add it after she has turned into a teen.
I've had the same problem with the trait not sticking even after repeatedly using the cheat. It's happened so much that I've taken to using save as and quitting a few hours before the birthday. After quitting the game and starting up again, the trait always sticks.

I finally got it to stick a few days before her teen birthday. ::) I'll keep the restarting trick in mind though, thanks. :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1956 on: December 15, 2013, 10:24:54 AM »
I finally got it to stick a few days before her teen birthday. ::) I'll keep the restarting trick in mind though, thanks. :)
Whenever I've had this problem, I send them to the mirror and dresser for their makeover and then try fixing the lost trait. Just another idea to keep in mind.



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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1957 on: January 06, 2014, 03:04:59 AM »
Hello!

I'm new to the forum and recently started the Townie DecaDynasty challenge. I have a couple things I was wondering about:

1. In the Edit Town screen, is it okay to move the placement of the Weather Stone within the lot it's on? It's currently in Central Park and I feel like it's sort of in the way, so I was hoping to move it to lower-traffic area of the lot if possible.

2. Since heirs cannot reach level 10 in the same skills and founders are exempt from this rule, I was wondering if non-heirs are exempt as well.

Thank you.  :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1958 on: January 06, 2014, 03:39:21 AM »
2. Since heirs cannot reach level 10 in the same skills and founders are exempt from this rule, I was wondering if non-heirs are exempt as well.

Thank you.  :)

Welcome to the forum! I don't have Seasons so I'll let someone else tackle your first question, but regarding this one yes, non-heirs are exempt as well - they can max any skill or career they want. :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1959 on: January 06, 2014, 04:27:00 AM »
Oh yay! I was hoping that was the case. Thank you so much for the quick reply!

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1960 on: January 07, 2014, 08:27:59 AM »
1. In the Edit Town screen, is it okay to move the placement of the Weather Stone within the lot it's on? It's currently in Central Park and I feel like it's sort of in the way, so I was hoping to move it to lower-traffic area of the lot if possible.

Yes you may.  Remember to do edit town before you choose your founder's home / start the game.
 

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1961 on: January 07, 2014, 09:16:53 AM »
Actually, the Weather stone doesn't get placed until after the game is started. So could there be an exception for that?
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1962 on: January 07, 2014, 05:30:35 PM »
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Yes, boss has granted permission for weather stone to be an exception to go into edit town after game has loaded.


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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1963 on: January 07, 2014, 07:41:12 PM »
Okay, great. Thank you everyone.  :)

One last question: I've noticed teens are allowed to register at City Hall to be self-employed. Is it okay to do this, or should heirs only have jobs as young adults?

Thanks for all the help!

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1964 on: January 07, 2014, 07:50:51 PM »
Sims are allowed to start self-employment as teens.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1965 on: January 07, 2014, 07:51:48 PM »
Okay, I just wanted to double-check. Thank you so much for all of the help!

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1966 on: January 11, 2014, 09:04:03 AM »
I was wondering if toys made on the machine that comes with Midnight Hollow could be counted as a collection item?
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1967 on: January 11, 2014, 05:38:01 PM »
I don't think the toys should be counted as a collection as it requires a store bought item and while we don't mind players using store items to play dynasties. The baby swing for instance I feel that items for a collection should come via normal game play.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1968 on: January 13, 2014, 04:07:51 AM »
Sorry to post again, but I thought of a couple other questions I have:

1. Since non-heirs aren't tied to the life-extending restrictions, does the same go for spouses? For instance, if I wanted to use a makeover or tattoo to age down my founder's spouse due to an age gap.

2. Occasionally, my game will freeze up and I'm forced to exit. I try to remember to save often, but sometimes I forget since I get wrapped up in gameplay.  :) Would having to close the game due to a freezing problem be considered quitting without saving?

Thank you so much!

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1969 on: January 13, 2014, 05:58:21 PM »
1. Since non-heirs aren't tied to the life-extending restrictions, does the same go for spouses? For instance, if I wanted to use a makeover or tattoo to age down my founder's spouse due to an age gap.

Yes, same goes for spouses.  Only exception is:  The Genie wish for long life cannot be used by a former heir and his/her spouse until a new heir has been born.

2. Occasionally, my game will freeze up and I'm forced to exit. I try to remember to save often, but sometimes I forget since I get wrapped up in gameplay.  :) Would having to close the game due to a freezing problem be considered quitting without saving?

If your game freezes, nothing much you can do except to force quit it, we can't penalize you for that. :)  However have you tried clearing caches often?  That might help.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1970 on: January 13, 2014, 06:07:42 PM »
Okay, got it. I just wanted to double-check before using one of the stylist stations to give my founder's spouse a makeover.

Oh my goodness. I didn't even think to clear my game's caches. I don't think they've been cleared since I purchased my game.  :o I'll have to try that!

Thank you Nutella.  :)

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1971 on: January 17, 2014, 10:02:19 AM »
I've run into a possibly gamebreaking glitch, and wonder what I may do in order to possibly fix it. My Gen 2 Heir traveled to China, and when he returned the entire user interface was missing, as if there were no sims in the household at all, and I can't control him either. I've run into this bug before, and found no way to fix it then, and even worse, that time it seemed to spread to all saves I had of that particular family.

Is there any known way, permitted within the rules of the challenge to fix this?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1972 on: January 17, 2014, 10:06:32 AM »
I would suggest deleting/moving the save file where this happened away from your sims folder and then checking if the older saves are still usable. I had this exact thing happen just today when my sims were going home from uni and I didn't realize it in time so most of my files became corrupted.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1973 on: January 17, 2014, 10:11:56 AM »
Thank goodness, that worked! I may have lost today's gametime, but at least I haven't lost my entire game. :)

Edited: I'm not sure if it's related or not, but my Sims also think that they're at a party (they're not) and they can't throw any new parties. I do know this happened the last time as well, before the fatal ui glitch. Any input on Dynasty legal ways to fix that?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #1974 on: January 17, 2014, 10:28:52 AM »
I did have a similar thing happen. I wanted to throw a party but no one showed up. The next day I wanted to throw another one, but was told I was already having a party. Four hours later the first guest showed up. It turns out that everyone just came the day after instead of the day I wanted them to...