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Re: I need help with my single mother , please!
« Reply #50 on: April 19, 2010, 11:21:09 AM »
For the Athletic trait if you Sim is a child I'm sure they can go swimming which will help develop that trait. I know you can select swimming outfits for Sims aged Child, Teen, YA, Adult and Elder, so I imagine children can go swimming :)

They can work out with a stereo or tv as well!

I'm actually unsure what would happen if a child lost both parents. But, if your oldest child is a YA by the time both parents are gone and is living in the house, then you're good. The household money just remains the same and the household continues.

If there is a teenager in the house then the Social Worker won't take away the younger kids, so you can have a teen looking after a baby even after the parents are dead. If no sim older than teen is in the household then the Social Worker will come and take the kid/s and its's game over.
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« Reply #51 on: April 19, 2010, 01:16:17 PM »
sorry for bothering so often but i have some more questions

You're not bothering us.  This is the whole purpose of this forum.  :)

-now that Christopher is an elder , can i help him avoid dying soon ? , i want him to live ,at least to see his son turns into a teen!

Metro mentioned Ambrosia, but there's also Life Fruit to give him one extra day at a time, and there's the Death Flower.  If he has a Death Flower in his inventory when he dies, Grim Reaper won't take him.  Both of these methods require a high level of gardening skill.

-what skills can their son practice while being a "child"  ? , he has the 'athletic" trait , how can i make him use this or where can he practice sports ?

Painting is a good one for children as they will gain actual skill points for it.  The blocks table will give them a boost when they start the Handiness skill as teens or young adults.  They can swim and work out, but I don't think it goes toward actual skill points.  They can also learn the Writing skill on a computer for actual skill points.  And they can learn the Fishing skill for actual skill points.

- if they had another baby , can i put the baby and the child in the same room ?

Technically, yes, they can both go in the same room.  But as already mentioned, when the baby cries, it wakes up anyone else in the same room.  They'll get a negative moodlet and will lose sleep, which will make them tired the next day.

-what happens for the children and the money if one of the parents die? and if both of them died !!?

As long as one of the children is at least a teenager, the household will simply continue when the parents die.  You'll keep control of the ones remaining in the house and the money will still be there for you to use.  If there's no teenager, the Social Worker will take the children and your game ends.  I've never had that happen, personally.

Check the Guide for more help on parenting and raising children:

Surrounded by Family Walkthrough

Baby Boomer Challenge Walkthrough

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Re: I need help with my single mother , please!
« Reply #52 on: April 19, 2010, 01:51:07 PM »
There could be a death flower in the Graveyard if it has not been harvested! My game ended in a fire one time...  :(
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« Reply #53 on: April 19, 2010, 01:56:09 PM »
There could be a death flower in the Graveyard if it has not been harvested! My game ended in a fire one time...  :(

Yes, that's right!  The Death Flower plant is located right next to the entrance of the graveyard.  If there's no Death Flower there when you check, keep going back a few days and one should appear.
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« Reply #54 on: April 19, 2010, 05:47:55 PM »
In my game, after I harvested the death flower the first time at the graveyard it did not grow a new one. It sits barren. But, you can gather seeds around the graveyard and around the town and will most likely end up with the seed to grow new ones on your lot. I think they are considered a "rare" seed. You can also explore the catacombs and possibly come out with a death flower seed. It is purely coincidental though. I once had a Sim who was fishing pull up a box that had a death flower inside of it!

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« Reply #55 on: April 19, 2010, 06:33:18 PM »
I think Death Flowers are actually "Special" seeds, like Life Fruit and Flame Fruit.
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« Reply #56 on: April 19, 2010, 07:02:54 PM »
Sorry, but where can I find Ambrosia? And I still don't understand how to use this death flower. Do I feed it to him daily?

I was thinking that, if the family has a teen or YA friend, can I ask him/her to move in with the family? So that if the parents died, that family friend will keep the children and take care of them.



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Re: I need help with my single mother , please!
« Reply #57 on: April 19, 2010, 07:06:56 PM »
You don't find Ambrosia. You make it. It's a cooking recipe. Read the link I provided at the top.

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« Reply #58 on: April 19, 2010, 08:06:08 PM »
What about the other solution I suggested?  Because I'm afraid both parents won't have enough time to work on cooking, gardening or fishing skills and reach enough levels.

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« Reply #59 on: April 19, 2010, 09:08:14 PM »
Jerseygirl,

Unless the parents have an accident, they will live long enough to raise the kids.  Especially the mother.  Christopher might not make it because he's quite a bit older than your original Sim, if I understand it right.  Children take only 14 Sim days to grow into a teenager if you're on normal lifespan.  Teenagers take 21 days to age up.  All of the adult stages take more than that.  So, even if the mother ages to elderly right after giving birth, she'll still have plenty of time to raise the child if she dies of old age.

You really should read through the Guide links we've given you.  There's so much information that will help you figure out all the stuff with the game.  Everything we're telling you is already written down on the Guide pages just waiting for you.  

And I still don't understand how to use this death flower. Do I feed it to him daily?

The Death Flower grows on a plant that looks like the tomato and bell pepper plants.  You can grow it yourself when you have a level 7 gardner.  You find seeds for it around town, especially at the graveyard.  There is also a full grown Death Flower plant just inside the gates of the graveyard.  If it's ready for harvest, you just click on the plant and have your Sim harvest the flower.  The way it works is that when a Sim is carrying a Death Flower in his inventory and dies with the flower still there, the Grim Reaper will come like always, but the Sim will whip out the Death Flower and give it to Grim.  Grim will be all happy about it and will spare your Sim.  It will put your Sim back at the beginning of the current life phase.  For example, if your Sim dies of old age and has the Death Flower in inventory, he won't be taken by Grim and his age will be reset at the beginning of the elderly phase.  It also works if your Sim dies of an accident.
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« Reply #60 on: April 20, 2010, 01:58:42 AM »
A good way to tell if you have a Money tree or Lifefruit/DeathFlower plant is that the Life and Death plants have a $0 amount of worth whilst money tree's are worth something, so if you want death or life plants make sure your special seeds are worth $0!
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« Reply #61 on: April 20, 2010, 02:32:39 AM »
Flame fruits then? They're also special seeds.
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« Reply #62 on: April 20, 2010, 06:55:48 PM »
Thanks again everyone , i read through all the links you provided , my original sim turned into an elder right after giving birth to another boy ... but thank God , the first child turned into a teen just few days later , so now i'm not worried about losing the kids and getting a "game over" :D , still i'll keep trying with the Death Flower thing  :)
But now Christopher has a wish to "make a baby with J-C" (J-C is my original sim and his wife) , and another wish to "have a girl" , so how can i fulfill these wishes after J-C had already turned into an elder?
i also need to know if their first child will stay in the house or move out? and if he moved out will i still control him like i control him now ??

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« Reply #63 on: April 20, 2010, 07:27:25 PM »
Wait...J-C is an Elder right now and Christopher Steel is getting a wish to have a baby with her? That doesn't make sense because once a female Sim turns Elder she's barren and can't have kids.

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« Reply #64 on: April 20, 2010, 07:51:25 PM »
Does Christopher have the Family Oriented trait?  If so, that's what's prompting him to want another child.  Even though J-C is an elder and cannot have a child, adoption is still an option. 

Their first child will do whatever you want.  If you want him to stay, he'll stay.  If you want him to move, he'll do that.  If he moves out, you will no longer have control over him.  You can only control the Sims living in your house.  The only way to change that would be to change active households through Edit Town, but then you would no longer control J-C and the original family.  They would continue their lives without you while you are off controlling the son.
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« Reply #65 on: April 20, 2010, 08:28:05 PM »
So, what's the solution if I want to control the whole family, but at the same time want the first child to fall in love and start a family (after turning into YA)? And what if the parents died and I wanted to complete playing with the 2 sons?

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« Reply #66 on: April 20, 2010, 08:42:47 PM »
The only way you can control everyone all at the same time is for them to live in your house.  You can't control anyone who doesn't live in your active household.  You can change active households, but then your first household goes on without you.  You just have to choose what you want to do.
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« Reply #67 on: April 21, 2010, 03:47:32 AM »
Flame fruits then? They're also special seeds.

Oh Yeah! They cost something as well I think!
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« Reply #68 on: April 21, 2010, 03:57:05 AM »
So, what's the solution if I want to control the whole family, but at the same time want the first child to fall in love and start a family (after turning into YA)? And what if the parents died and I wanted to complete playing with the 2 sons?


Also, I forgot to mention that you can have up to 8 Sims in a single house.  You've got room for a wife and new baby if that's what you want.  Then more spaces will open up when the Elders die and you can continue for as long as you want.
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« Reply #69 on: April 21, 2010, 04:39:46 PM »
Good, so I understand now that I can let the son marry in the same house with his parents...
 ,and maybe I will let his brother marry in the same house too later when he grows up & the parents die! I can do that, right?
I also needed to know, if I let the teen son get a part time job, will his money be mixed with the original family money? What if at some point, both the sons worked? What happens to the money!?
Will I choose the lifetime wish for the sons?

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« Reply #70 on: April 21, 2010, 05:11:29 PM »
If any sim in the household that you control gets a job the wages they earn will go into the Famillies funds.

If a sim is living in the household you control you will be able to pick the LTW if they are not under your control then it will be randomized but still based on their traits.
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« Reply #71 on: April 22, 2010, 01:59:02 PM »
Ok THANKS  :)
so what lifetime rewards can i purchase for J-C (she is an elder) ?
and which job would fit the teen with "handy" trait and level 2 handiness ?

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« Reply #72 on: April 22, 2010, 03:12:50 PM »
Part time Jobs for teen are - Mausoleum, Book Store, Grocery Store, Spa. Which require no skills.
The only careers that require handiness are Military and Science but those are adults only.

LTHR for an elder, maybe save up for the Moodlet Manager or Teleporter so it can be used by the rest of the family but also ones that make life easier on the oldies!  ;D
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« Reply #73 on: April 22, 2010, 04:00:09 PM »
so what lifetime rewards can i purchase for J-C (she is an elder) ?

You can purchase any of the lifetime rewards as long as you have the points for them.
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« Reply #74 on: April 22, 2010, 05:06:38 PM »
i meant which would be useful for an elder!? ( she has about 38,000 points )