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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #325 on: January 12, 2012, 01:48:54 PM »
I used to think it was every kid after Generations was installed got one cause that had been my experience, but in my Dynasty, my second generation got one when she was a baby, but my third generation didn't get one. She's now a teen so I don't see her getting one so I guess it's just random in who gets one.

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« Reply #326 on: January 12, 2012, 04:33:58 PM »
All the kids born in my games after I installed Generations have had one.

Oddly, though, my 5th gen dynasty heir can turn into a doll. She's the granddaughter of an IF. Does anyone know how long this can carry on down the family tree?

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« Reply #327 on: January 14, 2012, 08:52:35 AM »
Mine had too until Paige. She broke the pattern lol. I don't know, I've never tested on how long hidden traits pass down, but I know Leto has, so maybe he could share that info?  ;D

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« Reply #328 on: January 14, 2012, 09:12:27 AM »
Panther Character had the Imaginary Friend Gene in the file he was born in, his Grandmother was the IF turned real. The Panther on UC is a CAS version so he lost it.
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« Reply #329 on: January 14, 2012, 07:30:09 PM »
My Sim couple just had twins had both of them got a doll, identical dolls to be exact!  :D Twins are still babies so it's too early to tell if they will be identical or fraternal yet, I do wonder if those dolls were trying to tell me something though, lol.

My eldest just aged into a child but I forgot to drag her IF out of her inventory and onto the floor so that it could age up with her.  :( She's only just blown out the candles and is eating birthday cake, is it too late to try and age up the IF now?

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« Reply #330 on: January 14, 2012, 07:44:58 PM »
My Sim couple just had twins had both of them got a doll, identical dolls to be exact!  :D Twins are still babies so it's too early to tell if they will be identical or fraternal yet, I do wonder if those dolls were trying to tell me something though, lol.

My eldest just aged into a child but I forgot to drag her IF out of her inventory and onto the floor so that it could age up with her.  :( She's only just blown out the candles and is eating birthday cake, is it too late to try and age up the IF now?
You will get a notice when it is time for them to age up, the child will need to play with it a bit more until a nptice will say that the doll wants to come out and play and you should set it on the floor.
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« Reply #331 on: January 14, 2012, 07:56:42 PM »
Ah so that's how it works! I always thought the IF aged up at the same time the child did, good to know, I'll wait then, thanks.  :)

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« Reply #332 on: January 14, 2012, 07:58:50 PM »
Ah so that's how it works! I always thought the IF aged up at the same time the child did, good to know, I'll wait then, thanks.  :)
No problem! After they come to doll-sim form they do age up with the child, its just when the kid first becomes a child that happens.
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« Reply #333 on: January 25, 2012, 05:21:19 AM »
I finally made an imaginary friend real. The cat didn't know what to think, lol.

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #334 on: January 27, 2012, 10:46:37 PM »
I just made my first If real.  Right now she's just friends with her sim, but I have plans for them later on.


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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #335 on: February 06, 2012, 08:15:20 AM »
Is there anyway to remove an Imaginary Friend from a toddlers inventory? They drive me insane because the toddler just plays with them for hours on end if they are left on the floor. I much prefer them to play with the toys. I always tell them to play with the doll house/peg box, but as soon as I switch my attention to another sim, my toddlers are there singing to the IFs! It drives me up the wall.

I searched the forum for this, but I couldn't find anything apart from burying the IF in the sandbox, which apparently does not work anymore due to a patch.

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #336 on: February 06, 2012, 11:32:20 AM »
Not sure if testingcheats may be a solution? I've just left their dolls in their inventory and they stay there. Most of the time my Sim Children never leave the IFs out so they don't become IFs. That and I seem to be immune to Vampires, Celebrities and Imaginary Friends because sometimes I feel like the only one who isn't being annoyed by them so I must be weird, Lol.  :)
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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #337 on: February 06, 2012, 02:21:54 PM »
I searched the forum for this, but I couldn't find anything apart from burying the IF in the sandbox, which apparently does not work anymore due to a patch.

EA did not provide a proper means to delete those dolls.

The "burying the doll in the sandbox" approach was not a very good approach :  It did not delete the imaginary friend sim that was attached to the doll, leaving them permanently stranded in your town, and prone to erring out.

EA rightly closed that loophole.

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« Reply #338 on: February 06, 2012, 02:30:04 PM »
I think IFs were a great idea that unfortunately ended up being really annoying.  I'm always grateful when my toddlers don't get one.  Even leaving them in the sims inventory doesn't always do the trick.  I've had IFs appear on my sims' home property in a sort of hybrid doll/sim form (looks like a sim but has the shiny ball thing on top of their head and walks/talks like a doll) at random times when they've been left in inventory for too long.  I assume it's a glitch of some sort.  Fortunately it's only a nuisance and doesn't seem to do any damage to the game file.

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« Reply #339 on: February 06, 2012, 02:45:09 PM »
I've had IFs appear on my sims' home property in a sort of hybrid doll/sim form (looks like a sim but has the shiny ball thing on top of their head and walks/talks like a doll) at random times when they've been left in inventory for too long.

Yes, I've read reports of that issue as well, where the normally hibernating sim spawns in-game for no particular reason.

I believe you are correct in it not being a serious issue, though it is a bit confusing to see the sim in that manner.

You should be able to delete them using "moveobjects on", and send them back into hibernation, if they are bothering you.

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #340 on: February 06, 2012, 04:32:58 PM »
To avoid having IFs, I bought a Time Machine at the swap & shop and have all my kids there. You avoid the annoying baby and toddler stages and you get either a child or a teenager. The BEST, no IFs!

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« Reply #341 on: February 06, 2012, 06:24:22 PM »
This is my sims imaginary friend.  I kept her hair and eyes the same color, but with makeup, she is really pretty. :)

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« Reply #342 on: February 07, 2012, 02:37:12 AM »
This is my sims imaginary friend.  I kept her hair and eyes the same color, but with makeup, she is really pretty. :)

That's a good looking IF. Most of the ones I had were terrible looking when they aged up.

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« Reply #343 on: February 07, 2012, 03:58:25 PM »
She's very pretty, Salty!  I love the new hairstyle you used for her!  Generally the IFs-turned-sims that I've seen have been pretty good looking.  I love their eye colors especially.  It doesn't make up for how annoying they are as dolls, though.   ;D

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #344 on: February 07, 2012, 04:21:54 PM »
Guess my sims got the bottom of the barrel; because they all were rather nasty as teenagerq. Didn't wait until young adult, just scrapped the game.

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #345 on: February 07, 2012, 04:22:41 PM »
I love IF's! That's a beautiful one Salty!

I did have a weird glitch twice with them, my teen immortal-to-be went to her prom, the doll was left at home but at the prom, she was a real sim on her relationship panel than when it was over and she went home, the doll was broken, i.e. she wouldn't turn back into an IF, but that was fixed by saving and quitting than re-opening the game.

Than my immortal-to-be had her in her inventory, than on her adult birthday the camera panned to her and she was out, celebrating her birthday with her and I had an IF doll and sim! This was solved by making her go off the lot, the real sim popped into the doll than she walked back onto the lot and the doll came to life.

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #346 on: February 07, 2012, 05:59:26 PM »
Hi MoMoll did not know about having children in a time machine thanks for sharing ;D

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Re: Imaginary Friends
« Reply #347 on: February 07, 2012, 09:58:43 PM »
The IF I made real is now the wife of my sims, and now they are the proud parents of a little girl.


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« Reply #348 on: February 08, 2012, 02:52:22 AM »
Hi MoMoll did not know about having children in a time machine thanks for sharing ;D

Here's a pic of my teen from the Time Machine:

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« Reply #349 on: February 08, 2012, 02:58:10 AM »
OOh very pretty  ;D I will certainly use this strategy in my game Thanks for sharing your picture ;D 

 

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