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« Reply #75 on: 2011 May 31, 13:21:46 »
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Still no luck getting an imaginary friend though.

My couple had twins and then a message popped up saying they received a very special gift from some far away land. They came in the mail, just like wedding gifts. Stil haven't played with them enough so that they become a part of the family.
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« Reply #76 on: 2011 May 31, 13:49:45 »
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Being able to set each individual age time frame is absolutely fricking awesome. That has to be the best thing that EA has implemented yet, only thing really that makes this expansion any good. Yay 1 day babies!
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« Reply #77 on: 2011 May 31, 15:09:18 »
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The problem with stuck gems and metals in the inventory only seems to apply to the ones there at the time of installing the EP. So, if this is a bug instead of a random occurence in my game I would advise removing said items from inventories before installing.
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« Reply #78 on: 2011 May 31, 15:29:40 »
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Has anyone else had issues with elevators? I threw a bachelorette party at one of the lounges and the elevator ended up freezing on the ground floor, so bouncers, mixologists, and party guests couldn't get up/downstairs.

My Sim was in a club that closed at 4am, he didn't get in the lift quickly enough (the club was busy) before the club closed and the elevators were switched off. My Sim and a few others were stuck in the club with no way to get out, this is such slack programming it is amateur.
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« Reply #79 on: 2011 May 31, 16:46:58 »
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There's also a "Be Frisky" interaction now which is, I think, just the Tickle animation but applied "romantically"?

Nope, it's woohoo.  Which is useless because woohoo is there too at the same time.

Is it possible that what happens is based on your relationship level with the other Sim?  Or their traits?


Doubt it, my sims are married and all I got was a tickle.
Still no luck getting an imaginary friend though.

My couple had twins and then a message popped up saying they received a very special gift from some far away land. They came in the mail, just like wedding gifts. Stil haven't played with them enough so that they become a part of the family.

Were they babies when this happened? Toddlers? I have my baby age as 1 day, maybe the game stupidly decides to take a day or two to send them to you even if your babies only last a day.
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« Reply #80 on: 2011 May 31, 20:01:10 »
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I had my sim make a bunch of different potions, but eventually all but two disappeared from her inventory. I never had her use them so I don't know what happened. She never gifted them either.
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« Reply #81 on: 2011 May 31, 20:43:47 »
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Has anyone else had issues with elevators? I threw a bachelorette party at one of the lounges and the elevator ended up freezing on the ground floor, so bouncers, mixologists, and party guests couldn't get up/downstairs.

My Sim was in a club that closed at 4am, he didn't get in the lift quickly enough (the club was busy) before the club closed and the elevators were switched off. My Sim and a few others were stuck in the club with no way to get out, this is such slack programming it is amateur.

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« Reply #82 on: 2011 May 31, 21:13:00 »
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I had my sim make a bunch of different potions, but eventually all but two disappeared from her inventory. I never had her use them so I don't know what happened. She never gifted them either.

Radical Reparum makes a Sim very handy for an hour.
Liquid Horror gives them the Horrified moodlet for 8 hours.
Sleeping Elixir makes them sleep for 8 hours.
Mood Enhancer gives them a big boost for I think 3 hours.
Ghost Postion makes them ghosted for 3 hours.
Ninja Vanish can only be thrown or given, and not at home. It makes them invisible, and then my Sim TP'd home and was visible again, so not sure why that's useful.
Imaginary Friend Metamorphium can only be given as a gift to someone on the same lot, and the Sim has to know your Sim well enough to feel comfortable accepting a gift from them.
Bladder Flow fills their bladder motive.
Stink Juice fills their hygiene motive.
Young Again moves them back to either the beginning of their current age or the beginning of Young Adult (my Sim was already a Young Adult so it's a bit unclear, but it was like a proper birthday)
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« Reply #83 on: 2011 May 31, 23:04:56 »
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There's also a "Be Frisky" interaction now which is, I think, just the Tickle animation but applied "romantically"?


The "Be Frisky" interaction is for newlyweds. It probably lasts about as long as the "My Love" moodlet sticks around...then it gets stale from there.

Also, newlyweds can write Thank You Notes by clicking on the mailbox.
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« Reply #84 on: 2011 May 31, 23:21:07 »
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Radical Reparum makes a Sim very handy for an hour.
Liquid Horror gives them the Horrified moodlet for 8 hours.
Sleeping Elixir makes them sleep for 8 hours.
Mood Enhancer gives them a big boost for I think 3 hours.
Ghost Postion makes them ghosted for 3 hours.
Ninja Vanish can only be thrown or given, and not at home. It makes them invisible, and then my Sim TP'd home and was visible again, so not sure why that's useful.
Imaginary Friend Metamorphium can only be given as a gift to someone on the same lot, and the Sim has to know your Sim well enough to feel comfortable accepting a gift from them.
Bladder Flow fills their bladder motive.
Stink Juice fills their hygiene motive.
Young Again moves them back to either the beginning of their current age or the beginning of Young Adult (my Sim was already a Young Adult so it's a bit unclear, but it was like a proper birthday)

Don't they actually have to use them though? I didn't have my sim use them or anything.
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« Reply #85 on: 2011 May 31, 23:43:14 »
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I had my sim make a bunch of different potions, but eventually all but two disappeared from her inventory. I never had her use them so I don't know what happened. She never gifted them either.

Radical Reparum makes a Sim very handy for an hour.
Liquid Horror gives them the Horrified moodlet for 8 hours.
Sleeping Elixir makes them sleep for 8 hours.
Mood Enhancer gives them a big boost for I think 3 hours.
Ghost Postion makes them ghosted for 3 hours.
Ninja Vanish can only be thrown or given, and not at home. It makes them invisible, and then my Sim TP'd home and was visible again, so not sure why that's useful.
Imaginary Friend Metamorphium can only be given as a gift to someone on the same lot, and the Sim has to know your Sim well enough to feel comfortable accepting a gift from them.
Bladder Flow fills their bladder motive.
Stink Juice fills their hygiene motive.
Young Again moves them back to either the beginning of their current age or the beginning of Young Adult (my Sim was already a Young Adult so it's a bit unclear, but it was like a proper birthday)

What does this have to do with his question?
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« Reply #86 on: 2011 June 01, 00:16:40 »
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Also another issue I'm having, my sims won a free vacation but never went anywhere. And now they game is stuck thinking the household is traveling, at least that's what it says when I try to click "travel" on the computer (it's grayed out).
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« Reply #87 on: 2011 June 01, 00:36:58 »
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Well I just got to experience the new teenage party feature.  The dad gets a pop up that he won a two day vacation and would he like to go?  So I choose yes, thinking (stupid me) that maybe since I have WA installed the parents might have received a trip to a WA destination free of charge. But no, they just get into a car and then their icons are grayed out. Oh and BTW, the pop up happened at 3am while they were sleeping.  The taxi arrived immediately after I accepted the vacation and they woke up at 3am to get in the taxi and disappear. 

The teenage daughter got a call as she woke up from another teen in town asking if she was having a party and I chose yes.  Then an interface appeared allowing me to choose the time and guests from a list.  Only teens were allowed to be invited and there were only two other teens in the town.  At the start time the two other teens showed up.  I had a radio going in the house and video games, but the two guests never came in the house. They just stood outside until my teen came out and just started talking to them.  A pop up appeared that the parents were coming home early and that the house better be clean when they arrive.  The party broke up with one guest saying it was the best party ever, and one saying the party sucked.  As the guests never entered the house, there was nothing to clean so the teen went to bed.  When the parents showed up, nothing more happened. 

If this is standard for the teen party it appears to suck as hard as every other type of party.
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« Reply #88 on: 2011 June 01, 00:43:40 »
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Daycare profession is just plain pointless. The kids are left overnight frequently (and unannounced), which causes them to stay until the next shift. Then, suddenly they disappear, and my sim jumps to the front of the lot. After all of that, and hours of keeping the kids' mood high, job performance doesn't increase.
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« Reply #89 on: 2011 June 01, 00:53:35 »
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Just out of curiosity, all the people who are reporting borkedness are testing the game without cc installed, right?  Because I'm not having a lot of the issues that people are reporting.
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« Reply #90 on: 2011 June 01, 00:57:44 »
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Shhhh, Jeromy, the reported borkedness is the only thing keeping me from installing it until Pescado gets the testing mod up. How am I mean to keep resisting if people are doing it to themselves?
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« Reply #91 on: 2011 June 01, 01:11:00 »
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The issues I'm having are without custom content installed, yes.
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« Reply #92 on: 2011 June 01, 01:24:03 »
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Well I just got to experience the new teenage party feature.  The dad gets a pop up that he won a two day vacation and would he like to go?  So I choose yes, thinking (stupid me) that maybe since I have WA installed the parents might have received a trip to a WA destination free of charge. But no, they just get into a car and then their icons are grayed out. Oh and BTW, the pop up happened at 3am while they were sleeping.  The taxi arrived immediately after I accepted the vacation and they woke up at 3am to get in the taxi and disappear. 

The teenage daughter got a call as she woke up from another teen in town asking if she was having a party and I chose yes.  Then an interface appeared allowing me to choose the time and guests from a list.  Only teens were allowed to be invited and there were only two other teens in the town.  At the start time the two other teens showed up.  I had a radio going in the house and video games, but the two guests never came in the house. They just stood outside until my teen came out and just started talking to them.  A pop up appeared that the parents were coming home early and that the house better be clean when they arrive.  The party broke up with one guest saying it was the best party ever, and one saying the party sucked.  As the guests never entered the house, there was nothing to clean so the teen went to bed.  When the parents showed up, nothing more happened. 

If this is standard for the teen party it appears to suck as hard as every other type of party.
It's even worse if the sim going away on vacation runs a daycare. No one notifies anyone that the day carer is going away, so all the kids are dropped off regardless. They're all non-selectable, but their needs still decay until they are hungry and they stink. The parents of the toddlers stand in one spot and freeze, usually near the front door, becoming completely unselectable. They don't leave until the day carer comes home.

I was rather surprised a party filled with crying, smelly toddlers and two teenagers turned out to be "ZOMG BEST PARTY EVAR!11".
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« Reply #93 on: 2011 June 01, 01:31:56 »
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Anyone else having issues creating sims?  Without mods thanks. 

No lifetime wishes are coming up.  No option to even select anything.  they're all blank and the only option is to cancel it
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« Reply #94 on: 2011 June 01, 01:35:35 »
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Are you working with an old save, or starting a new neighborhood?
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« Reply #95 on: 2011 June 01, 01:36:21 »
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new everything.  I always start fresh with new add ons
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« Reply #96 on: 2011 June 01, 02:10:06 »
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CTRL+shift testingcheatsenabled true>Go into town view>Click on your sims house>Right click and teleport here.

Yeah, that's a better method than resetsim which is what I used eventually.
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« Reply #97 on: 2011 June 01, 03:23:17 »
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Some of the new features (llike the forced off-world vacations meaning a sim can throw a secret party) are a nice way to add life to the game. I had a friend of my child sim's mom call and ask if the kids would like to  have a play date. I said yes and the mom and kid showed up and hung around for a while. I don't actively go "Hm, maybe I should call a neighbor kid and his family to hang out" so it was a unqiue situation that I otherwise wouldn't have experienced.

Field trips are cool too.
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« Reply #98 on: 2011 June 01, 04:08:05 »
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So this is a BIG "Got right by accident" in my book and I'm surprised Ea didn't play this one out more. The new cheat added with Generations "moviemakercheatsenabled true/false" is AMAZING! It lets you control NPC's, edit sim in CAS, turns off that thing where the sim looks around aimlessly, tells your sim to only do the animation you tell it to do and it lets you tell the sim to do any animation from the game. I lessthanthree this so much. Now if only they'd fix the camera to be more like how TS2's was, movement wise.

http://www.simprograms.com/30671/the-sims-3-generations-cheat-moviemakercheatsenabled-true/
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« Reply #99 on: 2011 June 01, 04:09:48 »
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Haha, what? There's a cheat that basically works like the animation objects people have only recently started putting out? That's awesome.

Has anyone found a first person camera cheat? I can't imagine a use for it, but Sims 2 had one.
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