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Re: I need help with my single mother , please!
« Reply #75 on: April 22, 2010, 05:15:14 PM »
I would save up and buy a Food Replicator, or Collection helper.

You can give the Collection Helper to your teen and they can use it to find collectables.

You could also try to save up 75k LTH to get the teleporter. But only if you think you'll earn another 27k LTH points before your elder passes on.

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« Reply #76 on: April 23, 2010, 07:14:02 AM »
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.

I spoke in error here.  On normal lifespan, children take 7 Sim days to age up and teenagers take 14 days.  Sorry for any confusion, jerseygirl.

Also, I moved this thread to the Miscellaneous Help board, which is more appropriate for the subject.  :)
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Re: I need help with my single mother , please!
« Reply #77 on: April 23, 2010, 11:21:46 AM »
OK thanks everyone and Thanks Pam for moving the topic  :)

I've been playing on the normal lifespan but now I want the parents to have enough time to master their skills before dying ( hoping to fulfill their lifetime wishes) , I also want the first son to have time to make some money before trying to get married and start a a family , so can i change the lifespan now?? will this really help ??

another thing I'm thinking about , is to have the 2 sons live in the same house , like building another level in the house (2nd story) , and each one of the 2 sons start a family in one of the 2 floors (i think the parents would be dead before the 2nd son turns into a YA because he is still a baby now and both parents are already ELDERS )  , so is this possible ?

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« Reply #78 on: April 23, 2010, 11:45:14 AM »
I've been playing on the normal lifespan but now I want the parents to have enough time to master their skills before dying ( hoping to fulfill their lifetime wishes) , I also want the first son to have time to make some money before trying to get married and start a a family , so can i change the lifespan now?? will this really help ??

Yes, you can change lifespan length via Options at any time. And it will tack on days, so it most certainly will help you achieve your goals.

another thing I'm thinking about , is to have the 2 sons live in the same house , like building another level in the house (2nd story) , and each one of the 2 sons start a family in one of the 2 floors (i think the parents would be dead before the 2nd son turns into a YA because he is still a baby now and both parents are already ELDERS )  , so is this possible ?

Definitely. When the sons each find their future mates, you'd just have the wives move in after the wedding ceremony (a screen will automatically come up). Adding a 2nd floor to an existing one-floor home is a snap and is accomplished in build mode.

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« Reply #79 on: April 23, 2010, 06:56:00 PM »
Another option is to simply turn aging off.  There's a checkbox on the Options screen for "Enable Aging" that you just need to uncheck.  They won't age at all this way.  You can age the kids up yourself by using birthday cake.  When you're ready for them to age normally, go back and recheck the aging box.
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« Reply #80 on: April 23, 2010, 09:45:30 PM »
I like both ideas, thanks.  ;)
Which is better? Or should I just try any?
For the first son, I need a job that fits a YA with "handy" and "athletic" traits (good salary required too).

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« Reply #81 on: April 23, 2010, 09:50:22 PM »
For the first son, jerseygirl, I would definitely go Military career with those traits. It's a perfect match.



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« Reply #82 on: April 23, 2010, 09:54:30 PM »
Great, I'll do it .... Thanks.  :)

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« Reply #83 on: April 25, 2010, 08:53:24 PM »
so i unchecked the aging box , then bought a B-DAY cake and made the 2 sons blow the candles , the 1st turned into a BALD YA  ;D , and the 2nd turned into a toddler. But does this mean that every sim in the game won't age up? Including the friends and neighbours? Or just the people I control in my household?

The 1st son, Yaze, has many girlfriends, but the one he was attracted to the most was the babysitter of his younger brother. They hang out a lot and he knew 3 traits about her in a few minutes. She was a teen, so I made her blow the candles and turn into a YA, too. But now I'm wondering if she will age up and become older than Yaze.

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« Reply #84 on: April 25, 2010, 09:33:57 PM »
As long as you have aging disabled, nobody in the whole town will age.

If you don't like Yaze's hair, you can click on a mirror and change it. Same with the toddler.
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« Reply #85 on: April 25, 2010, 10:17:54 PM »
But I can buy birthday cakes and make anyone age up, right? I don't want that if Yaze made a baby, the baby remains a baby forever!!  ;D

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« Reply #86 on: April 26, 2010, 01:25:08 AM »
That's correct.  You can age anyone up with a birthday cake any time.
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« Reply #87 on: April 26, 2010, 07:29:13 PM »
but today I bought a cake and tried to age the younger son to a child , but when I try to click on "blow candles" it says "no one in the lot is ready to age up now "  ???...... what's wrong ?

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« Reply #88 on: April 26, 2010, 07:40:03 PM »
I don't think I've ever had that happen.  Try again with another cake.  There's also another way to age up.  Open the cheat console with Ctrl+Alt+C, then type "testingcheatsenabled true" without the quote marks and press enter.  Now you can Shift-Click your Sim and choose Trigger Age Transition.  When finished, open cheats window again and type "testingcheatsenabled false" and enter.
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« Reply #89 on: April 26, 2010, 07:50:15 PM »
What does SHIFT-CLICK YOUR SIM mean?

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« Reply #90 on: April 27, 2010, 04:03:32 AM »
You hold the shift button (which is the button to make you get CAPS but not caps lock, under that) then while you are holding down you click on your sim and the testingcheats options come up if you have the cheat enabled.
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« Reply #91 on: April 27, 2010, 07:49:17 AM »
Just propose to him :)
or you could:
testingcheatsenabled true
then hold shift and click on the sim you are interacting with and click add to house hold :) then you dont need to worry about him leaving :P

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« Reply #92 on: April 27, 2010, 09:23:37 AM »
OK thanks everyone  :)
Sophieee, I'm not trying to marry a sim, I'm trying to age a sim up. But thanks for the help.  ;)

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« Reply #93 on: April 30, 2010, 10:11:07 PM »
How can I help Yaze to achieve a progress in the military career? And a progress with the babysitter?  ;) (Few options appear when I click on her to interact. I think it's because she's the babysitter.)

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« Reply #94 on: April 30, 2010, 10:19:23 PM »
Hi Jerseygirl!

If you click on the career tab for your Sim (lower right corner), you'll see the metrics needed for the current level of his career.  For military, I believe it's only Handiness and Athletic, depending on the level.  You'll see little smiley faces next to each metric that tell you how well your Sim is doing.  Work on those skills and level them up to see increases in the job metrics.  This helps your Sim get promotions faster.  You can also set the tone of the workday by selecting from the drop down menu in the upper left corner while he's at work.  It can be Business as Usual, Work Hard, Chat with Co-workers, etc.  The Work Hard tone will help your Sim advance to the next career level faster, but he will be more stressed out because of it.

As for the babysitter, there are probably few interactions because she's a teenager.  There will never be romantic interactions available between an adult and a teenager.  To befriend her, just keep using the interactions that are available and others will likely appear as the relationship bar advances.

I hope this helps!
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« Reply #95 on: May 01, 2010, 07:09:25 AM »
If you really want to hit it off with the babysitter, you can activate the cheat "testingcheatsenabled true", ctrl-shift-click on the babysitter and "activate aging" (or similar; I have the Swedish version). Although the babysitter will become a young adult (and thus woohooable ;)), he/she will stop being your babysitter so you'll have to find a new one afterwards.
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« Reply #96 on: May 01, 2010, 09:24:52 AM »
Well, I didn't know you could do that with someone visiting.  You learn something new everyday.  Will have to try that.
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« Reply #97 on: May 01, 2010, 11:48:30 AM »
I've already used a birthday cake and aged the babysitter up to a young adult , but still the interactions are few when she is at my house , only on phone i can invite her out and then more interactions appear when they are out together !
when will she stop being my babysitter? just if they woohooed ?

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« Reply #98 on: May 01, 2010, 03:39:37 PM »
She should stop being the babysitter when she ages up to young adult.  Did she keep babysitting for you?
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« Reply #99 on: May 01, 2010, 04:06:29 PM »
If she is still considered to be your babysitter there should be an option to "ask to hang out" when you click on her (still, I have the Swedish version so it may be something slightly different). Then she has in effect ended her job early that day and is considered a normal sim until she comes back the next day to continue working. This enables all possible interactions with her just as normal.
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