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Can't turn into a PlantSim?

Post by happysimming on Wed 31 Jul 2013, 13:05

So I've had University Life installed for quite a while and played it, but I never dabbled with the PlantSims until now. I've had my sim make an ordinary seed into a forbidden fruit seed with the help of the Gene Splicing Experiment, and then I had him plant it in the backyard of the Fraternity house. Four sim days later, he picked up the forbidden fruit plant and ate it, but the Botanitis Minorus moodlet didn't appear. It's a good thing I saved the game before he ate it, so I tried doing this a couple more times, but it still it didn't work! What's going on?


P.S. I used Master Controller to quickly gain some Science/Gardening skills in order to do this.


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Re: Can't turn into a PlantSim?

Post by J.T. on Wed 31 Jul 2013, 14:17

Hello,


Do you have any mods? Take the Mods folder out in C:\Users\(your computer name)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3 and test. This problem is mostly caused by conflicting mods.

 


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Re: Can't turn into a PlantSim?

Post by happysimming on Wed 31 Jul 2013, 17:12

I already did, but it didn't work.

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Re: Can't turn into a PlantSim?

Post by J.T. on Wed 31 Jul 2013, 17:15

Hello,

Have you tried to rename this: C:\Users\(your computer name)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3? Remember to drag and drop the saves to the new folder afterwards!

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Re: Can't turn into a PlantSim?

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 31 Jul 2013, 20:08

cat2006house wrote:Hello,

Have you tried to rename this: C:\Users\(your computer name)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3? Remember to drag and drop the saves to the new folder afterwards!

Hello,

If you ask me, that's FAR too much for a minor bug Wink  I will look into that myself, but my first guess that this is just another small bug, which has to be fixed with a future patch.

As far as I'm concerned, I would not go through the hassle of renaming that folder, and finding out what exactly causes this. Remember: actually renaming the folder and searching the cause for a problem can be a VERY time-consuming task.

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You need to ask yourself (from a pragmatic point of view): is it actually worth it, going through all the hassle ?


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Re: Can't turn into a PlantSim?

Post by happysimming on Wed 31 Jul 2013, 20:22

You're right, it's not worth it. Although it's disappointing to know that I can't have a PlantSim. I was actually looking forward to it. 

If it's just a small bug that needs to be fixed with a patch, then why am I the only one who's dealing with this? I've tried looking up for people who had the same problem, and I found none.

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Re: Can't turn into a PlantSim?

Post by invalidusername on Wed 31 Jul 2013, 21:35

Have you looked for any mods that could change the occult of you sim, to force a plantsim once you have met all the requirements (If you don't want to be super cheaty and just have them become one whenever)? I know Master Controller, by NRaas, can change a sims occult status, and there are probably others, if you don't want all the extra things that come with that mod.
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Re: Can't turn into a PlantSim?

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 31 Jul 2013, 21:45

@happysimming wrote:You're right, it's not worth it. Although it's disappointing to know that I can't have a PlantSim. I was actually looking forward to it. 

If it's just a small bug that needs to be fixed with a patch, then why am I the only one who's dealing with this? I've tried looking up for people who had the same problem, and I found none.

@invalidusername wrote:Have you looked for any mods that could change the occult of you sim, to force a plantsim once you have met all the requirements (If you don't want to be super cheaty and just have them become one whenever)? I know Master Controller, by NRaas, can change a sims occult status, and there are probably others, if you don't want all the extra things that come with that mod.

Before you try the method with the NRAAS MasterController though, it would be a good idea to backup your savefiles to another place. You'll find them in

My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Saves/(Name of your savefile).sims3
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Re: Can't turn into a PlantSim?

Post by mystichaze on Thu 01 Aug 2013, 23:43

maybe its cause he is at college and not at home?

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Re: Can't turn into a PlantSim?

Post by J.T. on Fri 02 Aug 2013, 01:59

@mystichaze wrote:maybe its cause he is at college and not at home?

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No I don't think this is the problem. I have one of my sims transform into a PlantSim once in the University.

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Re: Can't turn into a PlantSim?

Post by happysimming on Sat 03 Aug 2013, 18:00

@invalidusername wrote:Have you looked for any mods that could change the occult of you sim, to force a plantsim once you have met all the requirements (If you don't want to be super cheaty and just have them become one whenever)? I know Master Controller, by NRaas, can change a sims occult status, and there are probably others, if you don't want all the extra things that come with that mod.

 You mean I can change him into a PlantSim with Master Controller?

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Re: Can't turn into a PlantSim?

Post by invalidusername on Sun 04 Aug 2013, 08:12

You should be able to, yes. Apparently you need to also have the "Cheats" add-on for master controller also. Then, it will be in "Intermediate-->Occult:Add-->Plantsim". I haven't actually been able to check on whether or not Plantsim is considered an occult stage by the mod, but I don't see why it wouldn't be.
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Re: Can't turn into a PlantSim?

Post by happysimming on Sun 04 Aug 2013, 16:39

It worked, he turned into a PlantSim. But the needs are still the same. He could leave a path of flowers and could do the "flower kiss", but that's it.

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Re: Can't turn into a PlantSim?

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 04 Aug 2013, 16:42

@happysimming wrote:It worked, he turned into a PlantSim. But the needs are still the same. He could leave a path of flowers and could do the "flower kiss", but that's it.

Hello again,

I would in that case try to turn your sim back to normal, and I hope your savegame didn't get messed up with that "PlantSim experiment".

You did make a backup of your savegame, just in case something goes wrong ?
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Re: Can't turn into a PlantSim?

Post by happysimming on Sun 04 Aug 2013, 17:08

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@happysimming wrote:It worked, he turned into a PlantSim. But the needs are still the same. He could leave a path of flowers and could do the "flower kiss", but that's it.

Hello again,

I would in that case try to turn your sim back to normal, and I hope your savegame didn't get messed up with that "PlantSim experiment".

You did make a backup of your savegame, just in case something goes wrong ?

 No, instead of changing him back to normal, I just exited the game without saving. I think I'll give up on the PlantSim thing, at least I got the gist of it.

However, I've never used backup before, so I would like to know how to do that since I'm planning on uninstalling a few EPs. Because of that, I want to backup a couple of saved games, just in case.

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Re: Can't turn into a PlantSim?

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Sun 04 Aug 2013, 17:42

@happysimming wrote:No, instead of changing him back to normal, I just exited the game without saving. I think I'll give up on the PlantSim thing, at least I got the gist of it.

However, I've never used backup before, so I would like to know how to do that since I'm planning on uninstalling a few EPs. Because of that, I want to backup a couple of saved games, just in case.


You want to un-install several EP's ? In that case, backing up things is a bit more complicated:

- Generally, if you un-install an EP/SP and your savegame uses items from it, keep in mind that when you load your backup save, these items (from the un-installed games) will be gone. And if your savegame was saved in a world which "doesn't exist anymore" (because it came with an EP that you un-installed), you can't load your savegame at all.

- If your sim is a "supernatural" (vampire, witch, fairy or whatever) and you un-install the "Supernatural" EP, you might run into trouble.


These are the most obvious things that come to my mind now. The savefiles are located in My Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/Saves. Backup the whole "Saves" folder to a safe place.

I would, however, also consider backing up the whole "The Sims 3" folder (in My Documents/Electronic Arts). That way you will also backup your installed mods, ".sims3pack" custom content and even your in-game settings.


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Re: Can't turn into a PlantSim?

Post by happysimming on Sun 04 Aug 2013, 23:17

So I have to make a copy of the Saves folder and/or the Sims 3 folder, and drag them to the desktop?

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Re: Can't turn into a PlantSim?

Post by J.T. on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 01:56

@happysimming wrote:So I have to make a copy of the Saves folder and/or the Sims 3 folder, and drag them to the desktop?

Hello,

Yes you are right.

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Re: Can't turn into a PlantSim?

Post by happysimming on Mon 05 Aug 2013, 07:41

Ok, thanks.

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