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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #725 on: October 30, 2011, 07:52:59 AM »
Metro, can we use a founder who is already pregnant at the beginning of a new save file? Like Claire Ursaine or Justine Keaton?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #726 on: October 30, 2011, 08:23:35 AM »
Metro, can we use a founder who is already pregnant at the beginning of a new save file? Like Claire Ursaine or Justine Keaton?

As far as I know that is not allowed.As we are not permitted to use a household that already has children in it. I know the children are not actually born yet but we as players know they are on the way.
In the case of Claire you would still have to get Claire married to someone and have them have a baby so you wouldn't really gain anything.
With Justine and Marty they would have to have another child after baby Keaton was born.The rules state:
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 Townie house.
You see technically you haven't been in control of Marty and Justine so you haven't told them to try for baby yet.

So long answer short No you cannot use Claire,Marty or Justine.

Sorry for the long explanation.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #727 on: October 30, 2011, 09:01:06 AM »
Darn it. Thanks Rachel.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #728 on: October 30, 2011, 07:08:36 PM »
Metro, can we use a founder who is already pregnant at the beginning of a new save file? Like Claire Ursaine or Justine Keaton?

This is also covered in this rule:

2. Choose a pre-made townie family with no children from any unaltered EA designed neighborhood.

The Keaton's already have children, and both Claire and Justine are already pregnant, which also counts as a child.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #729 on: October 30, 2011, 07:11:10 PM »
Pam,the Keatons do not have any children at the begining of the game Justine is pregnant at the start though. I think baby Keaton is usually born on the Monday of the first week and baby Ursine on the Tuesday.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #730 on: October 30, 2011, 07:13:06 PM »
Pam,the Keatons do not have any children at the begining of the game Justine is pregnant at the start though. I think baby Keaton is usually born on the Monday of the first week and baby Ursine on the Tuesday.

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Hmmm.  Who am I thinking of then?  Well, it doesn't matter.  Thanks for the clarification, Rachel.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #731 on: November 03, 2011, 12:33:52 PM »
It has been brought to my attention that the new plastic surgery option included in Pets does indeed have the same life extending effect as a tattoo or makeover. So, with that in mind I added it to the following rule —

1. Anything that lengthens life for heirs is forbidden—eating Life Fruit, Ambrosia, make-overs, tattoos, plastic surgery and drinking from Leon's Fountain of Youth (Hidden Springs).

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #732 on: November 04, 2011, 01:40:28 PM »
Weird question - If a sim dies on the lot and is resurrected through the opportunity, can they rejoin the family? Here's the situation: I have a sim who died just short of the 75,000 LTH points for a better tombstone. If I resurrect her and feed her ambrosia, she'll still be an elder and will die with a better tombstone before the heir needs to move out and I won't have to let the parents die.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #733 on: November 04, 2011, 01:52:48 PM »
Weird question - If a sim dies on the lot and is resurrected through the opportunity, can they rejoin the family? Here's the situation: I have a sim who died just short of the 75,000 LTH points for a better tombstone. If I resurrect her and feed her ambrosia, she'll still be an elder and will die with a better tombstone before the heir needs to move out and I won't have to let the parents die.

Since the Sim to be resurrected is obviously a non-heir you're good to go with that idea.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #734 on: November 04, 2011, 02:55:11 PM »
Metro,does that mean we are allowed to resurrect dead(non-heir)family members even if they have the big tombstone.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #735 on: November 04, 2011, 03:07:39 PM »
Metro,does that mean we are allowed to resurrect dead(non-heir)family members even if they have the big tombstone.

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Okay, my bad. lvrugger/ratchie, I just examined the rules again and here's the problem with an existing rule —

  • Once a Sim leaves the household, he/she may never be invited back into the household of an active heir.

Resurrection is obviously a form of inviting a prior household member to join you again. lvrugger, if you already did the resurrection on my approval, it's okay. The next time you open the file, just boot that Sim out.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #736 on: November 05, 2011, 01:45:46 AM »
Nope, haven't done it yet. I was just toying with a story idea. I'll go in a different direction.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #737 on: November 06, 2011, 11:09:43 AM »
New question (sorry, Metro): If a former heir is considered a non-heir, does that mean he or she can max skills without taking them off the table for future heirs? Does the same apply for opportunities? So far I've been avoiding opportunities and adding too much to skills, but I wonder if that's necessary.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #738 on: November 06, 2011, 11:16:37 AM »
I have a few questions.

If once we complete the challenge how do we go about showing proof?  Do you need screenshots showing proof of each part of the challenge that was passed?

Something I am curious about... How do you know for certain people aren't cheating during this?  I know I read something on the lines of it all being based on the honor code, is it really?  If so... how do you KNOW that people are starting with a new town, townie family, set the age to normal, etc etc.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #739 on: November 06, 2011, 11:32:53 AM »
You just have to trust people.
There isn't a way to know for sure, so you just gotta follow the rules even if nobody would know if you broke one.

And you don't need screenshots of the challenges.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #740 on: November 06, 2011, 11:44:30 AM »
You just have to trust people.
There isn't a way to know for sure, so you just gotta follow the rules even if nobody would know if you broke one.

And you don't need screenshots of the challenges.

Thanks, but that spreadsheet that was posted in the first post.  That is required?  Or is that just something to help us out with?  I think the only screenshots required are at the end correct?  Sorry for the questions, I just want to do this right  :D

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #741 on: November 06, 2011, 11:53:00 AM »
It's to help you.
And the only screenshots necessary are the end ones.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #742 on: November 06, 2011, 12:16:08 PM »
New question (sorry, Metro): If a former heir is considered a non-heir, does that mean he or she can max skills without taking them off the table for future heirs? Does the same apply for opportunities? So far I've been avoiding opportunities and adding too much to skills, but I wonder if that's necessary.

It is necessary. The rules read that an heir needs to max a skill and do those ops that no other heir has done. Well, obviously you only have one heir at a time, right? So, that means you need to apply that throughout your game and carry it over to mean all heirs.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #743 on: November 06, 2011, 01:39:14 PM »
Thanks for the prompt answer, Metro! I guess his poor wife will just have to keep up the garden on her own (sigh).
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #744 on: November 06, 2011, 01:54:47 PM »
*raises hand* another question teach!

It says that in order to move on you have to have a tombstone of your mom or dad.

So my question is.... Once my first heir gets his tombstone and moves on.  He/she has his/her own heir, what do you do with both tombstones now?  Do you need to keep both in the heir's inventory OR is only ONE required to move on?

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #745 on: November 06, 2011, 02:25:15 PM »
@Precious5881

The tombstone doesn't necessarily need to be a parent. It just needs to be a household member. Also, you're supposed to leave the tombstone on the lot before you move. You don't take it with you.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #746 on: November 06, 2011, 04:03:03 PM »
MoonsAreBlue is correct.  The tombstone of a family member stays behind at the house when the heir moves to a new house.  If you're playing an official DecaDynasty and brought the tombstone with you, it might mean the end of this attempt.  Metro will have to decide about it.
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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #747 on: November 06, 2011, 06:27:44 PM »
Nope not yet, asking all my questions before.  I started a dynasty with Honey and Benjamin from the Plains town.  Only downfall was that I didn't realize that Honey was so old! LOL!!  So I had to act really fast.  They make a cute couple actually.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #748 on: November 06, 2011, 09:03:39 PM »
Metro, I'm having a problem. For some reason, my sim's baby is not aging. I've only just noticed it, but according to my notes, it is now the third day after her birth in my game. I've checked and double checked, and aging is definitely on and on Normal. I haven't messed with aging at all in the past, but I did check it to make sure. I haven't been paying attention to my other sim's, though, so I don't know if the same is happening to them. I have a backup file, but is it okay for me to age up the baby with a birthday cake? If it turns out to be that it's just this baby's lifestage that's bugged, I'll keep playing. However, if it turns out that no one is aging, even though aging is on, is it okay for me to go to an earlier save? The only thing I can think of that might have messed her up is that I used reset sim on her because she was stuck in the crib. Other than that, I have no idea why she isn't aging.

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Re: The Sims 3 Townie DecaDynasty Challenge
« Reply #749 on: November 06, 2011, 09:15:39 PM »
...is it okay for me to age up the baby with a birthday cake?

Sure.

If it turns out to be that it's just this baby's lifestage that's bugged, I'll keep playing. However, if it turns out that no one is aging, even though aging is on, is it okay for me to go to an earlier save?

Yes.

The only thing I can think of that might have messed her up is that I used reset sim on her because she was stuck in the crib. Other than that, I have no idea why she isn't aging.

You never know what causes these goofy bugs. It she was the only one you've used resetsim on, then that indeed may be the culprit. Check your other Sims and fill me in later.

 

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