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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2025 on: May 07, 2014, 06:14:11 PM »
Remember, my word isn't law when it comes to challenges. Metro asked for my opinion, but he or someone else on the Team needs to grant permission.

EDIT: He said in his first post that he didn't have a problem with it. Never mind. It sounds like true permission to me!
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2026 on: May 07, 2014, 07:04:34 PM »
The turning off ITF xpac applies to all dynasties, until EA decides to fix the opportunity bug, which will probably be never.  :'(



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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2027 on: May 07, 2014, 07:49:24 PM »
However, if memory serves, 4x4 was the only one in which ITF could be turned off and then back on, correct?

(I have a vague memory somewhere of that statement, but my GoogleFu fails and I can't find it.)

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2028 on: May 07, 2014, 07:52:16 PM »
The 4x4 was the dynasty that people were the most vocal about ITF on. :P As I said, I don't remember anything said previously about the other dynasties and ITF either, but if it's allowed then it's allowed.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2029 on: May 07, 2014, 10:01:35 PM »
Heir one has completed her tasks and moved. She's progressing well with her family. I'm not writing a story, but I would like to share my stats and perhaps a pic with her collection. Where is the appropriate place to do so?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2030 on: May 07, 2014, 10:15:40 PM »
You can make a thread on the Decadynasties board to share your progress, even if it's just stats and one picture.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2032 on: May 15, 2014, 10:29:06 AM »
I thought I had asked about this earlier, but I guess not.

Are we allowed to include NPCs from Oasis Landing in the 10 NPC friends? I'm thinking of the clerk at the bot consignment who never goes home (like the elixir consignment shop) and the waiters at the diner.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2033 on: May 15, 2014, 10:41:15 AM »
Yes you can.  I will get those added onto the ruleset.

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« Reply #2034 on: May 15, 2014, 11:26:03 AM »
Nuts n' Bolts Bot Emporium Consignment Specialist and Waiter/Waitress added to the ruleset (NPC friends).

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2035 on: May 25, 2014, 05:29:27 PM »
I have about 30 proprietors hanging out at the Performance Park in my game. I don't know whether it contributes to lag, but it's not a good idea. Could I bulldoze Performance Park and put it back in again?
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2036 on: May 25, 2014, 06:08:07 PM »
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Yes, that is going to cause lag for sure, go ahead and bulldoze the park then put it back in.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2037 on: May 25, 2014, 07:42:52 PM »
I had 30 (I counted) proprietors at the karaoke bar. It seemed to straighten itself out, but I'm having enough other problems with lagging, freezes, and looong load and save times that as soon as I work my way through gen 5, I'm moving town. I was hoping Riverview would last a little longer, but I don't want to risk even more trouble.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2038 on: May 31, 2014, 01:50:41 PM »
I'm just double checking to make sure the Eating Contest opportunity counts. I shows up in the special slot. If not, I'll wait for something else (The Omnificent Plant) to show up.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2039 on: May 31, 2014, 01:56:58 PM »
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2041 on: June 08, 2014, 07:19:39 PM »
I'm having a problem with EA story progression in Sunset Valley. Heir number 8 is a child and there's only 5 houses still occupied in the whole town. My 3 adults have rabbit hole jobs, Journalism, Medicine, and Culinary. They all have 3-4 friends that they work with and none of them have a house. There's just my family, their cousins, an elder brother and sister, a single adult man, and a family with two children. The daughter seems to be only a few days older than my male heir so if they don't move away he'll be okay I guess, but families should be moving in. In the newspaper it's just day after day of sims dying who I've never heard of and sims leaving town who never actually had a home. Any ideas?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2042 on: June 08, 2014, 07:25:53 PM »
I'm having a problem with EA story progression in Sunset Valley. Heir number 8 is a child and there's only 5 houses still occupied in the whole town. My 3 adults have rabbit hole jobs, Journalism, Medicine, and Culinary. They all have 3-4 friends that they work with and none of them have a house. There's just my family, their cousins, an elder brother and sister, a single adult man, and a family with two children. The daughter seems to be only a few days older than my male heir so if they don't move away he'll be okay I guess, but families should be moving in. In the newspaper it's just day after day of sims dying who I've never heard of and sims leaving town who never actually had a home. Any ideas?
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2043 on: June 08, 2014, 07:26:56 PM »
I believe you're also allowed to move towns twice, is that an option for you?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2044 on: June 08, 2014, 07:34:58 PM »
I think I have to wait to move town after he's completed his requirements and moved temporarily to his spouses home. The only women of child bearing age are homeless. If they become pregnant, will they have a house?
Edited to add something else odd: I got a notification saying the Ashby family moved out of town. Hope you didn't loan them any books. Only problem is that's heir 7's husband original name. We didn't move.


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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2045 on: June 08, 2014, 07:52:06 PM »
Getting a homeless female pregnant won't force them to move into town; you just get another homeless child out of the deal.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2046 on: June 08, 2014, 07:57:20 PM »
I guess I'll just hang in there and hope the Coughlin? family doesn't move. This is only the 3rd generation born in Sunset Valley. Usually putting them into jobs brings new people. This time it's homeless new people.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2047 on: June 09, 2014, 07:48:54 AM »
I did a factory reset. I realized when I had my elder former heir quit her medical job and rejoin the fortuneteller career that her homeless coworkers were the same age as in her young adulthood. Anyway, after the reset there seemed to be some instant aging up. One of the sims in the journalism field died, and we got our first new family, the Mejias, move in. They have a teenage daughter. I think my town may be healed.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2048 on: June 11, 2014, 07:05:36 PM »
I have a question about mods. I recently downloaded a "lighting mod" -- that is, it affects the color of the sky and water, but nothing else. Is it necessary for me to uninstall this before starting my dynasty?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #2049 on: June 11, 2014, 07:07:21 PM »
That is a good question that we've never had, actually. I'd be inclined to say that lighting mods are no more rule-infringing than default replacement skins, but I'll see what the others have to say. :)
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