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Re: Unicorns
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2011, 07:17:14 PM »
Thank you for the response. Like I said : I have 4 friends : 1 horse, 2 dogs and one cat. That was the reason I've posted this on the forum. I just don't get it where I'm wrong!
Hey, this might sound odd, but do you have a human friend?
My sim doesn't and I got the same message. I'm going to be trying to make one to see if that makes a difference.

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Re: Unicorns
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2011, 07:26:31 PM »
I have gotten a couple private messages about this, so I will include the answer here.

I have no cats or dogs on this play through, but I am working on several of the riding super max skills, like having 10 best friend horses.  My sim is currently at 8, so I think the unicorn joining you is dependent on the number of best friend animals and not a specific number of each type.  This one also has no minor pets like snakes, rodents etc.

I have attached two videos, I didn't realize until I looked at them after making them that the video quality is so bad, but in the first you can clearly see a very nice rainbow streamer.  The second is using the teleport that was cut off in the first video.

the first video right after adopting it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElAu74xlMpE

the second video playing with teleport http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbDwUut1KJE

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Re: Unicorns
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2011, 07:29:19 PM »
Hmmm, thanks for the response Wevee. Once I find and adopt the unicorn in my game, I'll report my friends. Currently my sim has 3 horse friends and one dog friend. Do you think 4 would be enough?

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Re: Unicorns
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2011, 07:37:27 PM »
Hmmm, thanks for the response Wevee. Once I find and adopt the unicorn in my game, I'll report my friends. Currently my sim has 3 horse friends and one dog friend. Do you think 4 would be enough?

To be honest I don't know how many it would take.  Before it showed up on my lot I had really been looking very hard for it.  I would guess 5 because when if joins your household it would make the max number of pets, but again, that is only a guess. 

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« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2011, 07:44:19 PM »
@Wevee

Did you have a cat and dog friend when you adopted the unicorn?

I'm not Wevee, but for as far as I know having a cat, dog and horse friend are a must for being able to adopt a unicorn.

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Re: Unicorns
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2011, 07:49:17 PM »
I'm not Wevee, but for as far as I know having a cat, dog and horse friend are a must for being able to adopt a unicorn.

Sorry, I have had no cats or dogs on this save game.  This has been completely horses to play around with the riding skill and the super max skills for it.


edit: as further note about the unicorn, if you teleport too much too quickly it gets a negative moodlet called 'power shortage', it won't allow use of magical skills for a 4 hour period.  Also, the unicorn has max skill on jumping and racing.

I was not happy with the other 2 videos I did so I shot another with the best quality I can do to show the gallop animation and the teleporting.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBDm3iTIDyU

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« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2011, 02:38:33 AM »
I just adopted a unicorn so I will share what I have and haven't done to try and get to the bottom of what you need to get one. I am not friends with a cat or dog, nor have I been. I have a few sim friends, a 8 horse BFF's including the unicorn, and the only small pet I had was a rat who died on me after a few days because I probably forgot to feed it. I did adopt 3 wild horses previous to the unicorn and get the little achievement for that. I also got the charisma achievement for having 10 best friends (pets count towards that).

If I had to make a guess, being friends with "all types" might mean a sim, a pet, and a wild horse (not the unicorn)?

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« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2011, 03:25:48 AM »
Hey, this might sound odd, but do you have a human friend?
My sim doesn't and I got the same message. I'm going to be trying to make one to see if that makes a difference.

Oh! This sounds odd but yeah, you are right. The sim hadn't had any friends because all the action was focused to my lovely beagle. Anyway I lost the unicorn but next time when I'll see him, I'll be prepared with a bunch of pets including: normal horses (4 I guess?), cats, dog AND human friends. I will consider the wild horses but I haven't succed to get one of them because all had rejected me. Well I have to work for it, I guess.

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« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2011, 11:06:21 AM »
I read on the Sims3.com forums that in order to adopt a unicorn, your sim must have 3 dog, cat, or horse BFFs.  It can be any combination of 3 animals (one of each, all cats, etc), but the relationship must be BFF.

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« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2011, 12:10:27 PM »
Does anyone know how long unicorns live?  Do they have a similar lifespan to horses?

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« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2011, 12:20:34 PM »
Does anyone know how long unicorns live?  Do they have a similar lifespan to horses?

Wait......you mean our animals can die just like in rl?   This is NOT a happy thing.  I will grieve too hard.  Can we feed them ambrosia or get them a drink from the magic fountain? 
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Re: Unicorns
« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2011, 01:27:19 PM »
Does anyone know how long unicorns live?  Do they have a similar lifespan to horses?

They live longer then horses, the exact time I can't be sure.  The one I added to my household was an adult with 82 days to age to elder on a standard length (90 days) game.

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« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2011, 02:36:46 PM »
Clearly my riding immortal will have to adopt a unicorn, provided I do a riding immortal. I think it's managable to do so, but I'm not 100%. But a creature that long-lived would make a great companion for an immortal, even if it would take up a pet slot.
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« Reply #38 on: October 21, 2011, 03:46:16 PM »
Wait......you mean our animals can die just like in rl?   This is NOT a happy thing.  I will grieve too hard.  Can we feed them ambrosia or get them a drink from the magic fountain? 

Sorry Joria.  All the pets including the wild animals have lifespans just like our Sims.  You can adjust their lifespans under options like you would your Sims as well.   Pets cannot be fed ambrosia and they do not drink from the magic fountain.  However, they do have an LTR for a Young Again Potion.
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Re: Unicorns
« Reply #39 on: October 21, 2011, 03:52:11 PM »
Wait......you mean our animals can die just like in rl?   This is NOT a happy thing.  I will grieve too hard.

I can already tell I'm going to be more upset when my first pet dies even more than I was when my first sim died...

Thank you for the info about unicorn life spans, Wevee

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« Reply #40 on: October 21, 2011, 09:51:27 PM »
I read on the Sims3.com forums that in order to adopt a unicorn, your sim must have 3 dog, cat, or horse BFFs.  It can be any combination of 3 animals (one of each, all cats, etc), but the relationship must be BFF.
Well that's wrong because my Sim Kat has 2 best friend stray cats, 2 horses, 1 unicorn and 1 dog.

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Re: Unicorns
« Reply #41 on: October 22, 2011, 12:27:34 AM »
Okay, I think having a sim friend is part of the mechanic for sure. I tried adopting a second unicorn just now and got that message about needing to be friends to all creatures. I checked my relationships and all sims had dropped down to acquaintance. I still had many horse BFF's, but no regular sims. That has to be part of it. I don't know if you need to be friends, good friends, or best friends, because I had a best friend sim when I adopted my first unicorn.

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« Reply #42 on: October 22, 2011, 06:29:01 AM »
Okay I'll try that.  :D

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« Reply #43 on: October 22, 2011, 08:12:39 AM »
I was wondering if any of the households already have a unicorn as I have not yet looked?

I have not seen a unicorn but hope i will soon.

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« Reply #44 on: October 22, 2011, 08:45:05 AM »
Well that's wrong because my Sim Kat has 2 best friend stray cats, 2 horses, 1 unicorn and 1 dog.

Are they just best friends, or best friends forever?  When they become BFFs, you get a pop-up message saying so, and when you hover over the icon under the relationship bar, the text will specify that they are BFFs.

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« Reply #45 on: October 22, 2011, 08:49:54 AM »
You can make a Pet under your control choose your Sim as a BFF as well. Sometimes it just happens though.

I was wondering if any of the households already have a unicorn as I have not yet looked?

I have not seen a unicorn but hope i will soon.

I don't think there is, I have not seen any anyway. I have yet to see my own Unicorn as well, although I have not got that far into the game yet for one to possibly spawn.
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« Reply #46 on: October 22, 2011, 10:58:11 AM »
Anyone figured this out yet? Am stuck! She is BFF with 2 horses, 1 wild horse, 1 dog, 2 cats, 1 Sim (Yes I am cheating  :P)
And how am I supposed to know I did it? Where's the Cannon horse? Frustrating.

EDIT: Alright. Never mind that ^^. I found the unicorn after Kat's long day of Unicorn Hunting. And it said yes! Yay ! Happy Dance.
So you do need 3 BFF of any kind.

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Re: Unicorns
« Reply #47 on: October 22, 2011, 01:00:11 PM »


Does anyone know how long unicorns live?  Do they have a similar lifespan to horses?


It takes my unicorn 101 days to age.
I just adopted one, she also blessed my sim which was very cool to see. The horn lid up and sparkled my Sim in the air.
It's really cool too see the unicorn gallop around, it's like Nyan cat with sparkles and stuff.




And when it drinks water a rainbow appears.




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« Reply #48 on: October 22, 2011, 01:11:18 PM »
What? Mine is 98-100! You have your thing on Epic? Mine is one Default.   ???

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« Reply #49 on: October 22, 2011, 01:14:12 PM »
What? Mine is 98-100! You have your thing on Epic? Mine is one Default.   ???

Yeah, I was just checking as it sounded quite weird  :o
It's 101 days on Normal.