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Sims mod and cheat help

Hi

Apologies for any typos in advnce, I am disabled and find it hard to reach the keyboard.

I’ve been a simmer for several years now. I decided to stay with sims 3 as I have all the expansion packs and am working on getting the stuff packs. One thng I haven’t done is learnt a lot of cheats or used mods, but as I am staying with it I hope to improve my gameplay.

I have 3 mods from NRAAS: master controller and error trap (I was told make game smoother and help me reset sims if they get stuck but only use a couple of buttons) and saver that reminds me to save regularly so I don’t have those 3 hour sessions followed by a crash!

I want to get more advanced though, preferably using mods rather than typing chet codes as I find typing hard

1: I want to move a family to another town, but two of their kids have moved out and have partners. I want to take them to and get them new homes. Is there a way to do this?

2: I plan to move to starlight shores, will the seeds from explansion packs that cme after like supernatural and university spawn there? Also, I got dragon valley for Christmas, is there a way to get the dragon eggs into other worrlds?

3: I’ve watched house builds and seen people moving objects fluidly, not restricted to the grids, how can I do that?

4: Is there a way to get a cowplant without buying. for example genie, crypt etc

5: Lastly, can you suggest any other mods that may help me? I can only get to china to get the martial arts stuff, and haven’t found the wine making stuff in france before th game freezes. I can’t get to Egypt

Sorry for all the questions, but I am wanting to get more from my game. I got the sims 2 ultimate free, but as I never played sims2 it is confusing with everything installed at once, so I want t explore more in my game

Thank you in advnce for your time and help

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lady_leia_solo
Dec. 30th, 2014 11:18 pm (UTC)
Well I moved my family to another town. I saved them to the library (And their kids and the like) and then I switched to a new town and moved them into new houses. Then I used to Master Controller to set their family ties again.
captain91
Dec. 30th, 2014 11:51 pm (UTC)
oh cool, there's already an option. i know how to save the families to the library, but can you tell me where the option for reconnectng the family is please? i dont know what most of the buttons in it do!
lady_leia_solo
Dec. 31st, 2014 02:49 am (UTC)
Ok just checked. It's under Advanced, then click Sim, then you have options to add child, add parents and the like. I'm going to link to the nraas site. http://nraas.wikispaces.com/MasterController+Interactions
lady_leia_solo
Dec. 31st, 2014 02:50 am (UTC)
Wow they just marked the link as spam. Well click on Advanced, then Sim and then you have the option to add parent, add child, add sibling. If you look on the Nraas website under interactions you should see what I mean.
captain91
Dec. 31st, 2014 06:34 pm (UTC)
finally figured out how to unspam you, sorry for the delay, and thanks for the link
meepshit
Dec. 31st, 2014 12:01 am (UTC)
I believe with sims 3, you have to be careful about movine sims to different towns as it can cause currupt files and glitches in the file. Just a warning in case something like that happens, it'd be wise to back up the family just in case.

As for moving objects without the grid restriction, don't quote me on this because it's been a while since I've played sims 3. But I think you hold down the alt key on the keyboard while placing objects and you can place them anywhere whether on the grid or not.
captain91
Dec. 31st, 2014 12:05 am (UTC)
hi, thanks for the warnng. one of the reasons i use the saver mod is it automatically saves into 4 files, taking it in turns, so if something goes wrong i have 3 older files i can go back to. i have a 5 gen gamily start flitching really bad, this got them back more or less working, although i lost a couple of hours of gameplay for it

i'll give alt a try, thanks, can't hurt anyway!
meepshit
Dec. 31st, 2014 12:17 am (UTC)
Ah okay! I always did that myself when playing, started a new save from time to time, and always saved a couple times pretty close together so the backups weren't toooo far behind. Never a bad idea to be safe with that game.

And no problem! Hopefully that's the key, but like you said, doesn't hurt to try it at all :)
blessedpsycho
Dec. 31st, 2014 04:17 am (UTC)
Not too sure how to help with most of your questions, but on the Cheats/Mods front, I'd suggest visiting Mod The Sims (http://www.modthesims.info/). Go to "Downloads" and click on "Sims 3" to show you just the downloads for Sims 3. You can click on the different filter buttons (such as "Game Mods" and "Programs and Utilities") to further filter by type of Custom Content. There are several mods that deal with automating the cheat code process. But be sure you make a backup of your game before you install anything, and make sure that your game is updated to the latest patch. Also, I would highly recommend putting all your Custom Content into separate folders so they're easier to search through. And I definitely recommend downloading the "Dashboard Tool" program from MTS as well. After you install your new mods, run the Dashboard Tool. It will show you if there are any problems, like if any mods are conflicting with other mods, if they aren't compatible with your game, or if the file is glitched.

Hope that all helps!
captain91
Dec. 31st, 2014 06:33 pm (UTC)
thabks, i'll have a look. i've seen some really cool looking stuffon there before like an assassin career, but some look very complicated to implement
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