Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Challenge

Rules

  • No cheats may be used except the following
    • cas.fulleditmode
    • resetsim
    • bb.moveobjects on
    • all object size cheats
  • Only mods that do not provide an unfair advantage may be used.  Teen marriage and pregnancy mods are encouraged as women used to be married off at a young age.  However, this is not necessary.
  • You may not move unless moving is specified for your current generation
  • The eldest son must be the next heir.  If he dies, his younger brother may take control.  If their is no son to become the heir then the previous heirs next oldest brother takes control.  Women may only take control if all males of the family die, mysteriously or otherwise.
  • Adopted children may become heirs only if all males in the family die.
  • Girls must be married off oldest to youngest.  Boys may be married off in any order.  It is recommended that each couple is expecting a child prior to being moved out of the house to ensure that the family grows.
  • All marriages must be held in a church. Place one from the gallery in the richest neighborhood that has an empty lot in the world your family currently lives in.
  • The generation color should be incorporated as much as possible in clothing and home decor.
  • A new generation begins when all children except the heir has moved out and the father of the household dies, leaving the next heir in charge.
  • Family trees include only direct descendants of the Founder and their spouses.
  • All girls found to be pregnant before they are married may not wed until the 4th generation, and then only to the man that impregnated them.  Men may sleep with as many women as they like before they are married after the 2nd generation.
  • Men must get a job as soon as they are old enough and keep a job until retirement until the 9th generation.
  • Women must have have gowns on for their Formal and Party wear for all generations.

Generations 1 and 2--Growth

Goal: Have $200,000 and a family tree with 45 people on it

Color: Red or Orange

  • The founder must move into the highest value neighborhood in either Willow Creek or Oasis Springs.  This will require moving to an empty lot as no additional funds may be added to the starting allowance.
  • Divorce is forbidden.
  • Ruling family must have at least 8 children.  It is recommended to have only four children in the house at a time so that the older ones can be married and become pregnant before moving out.
  • Available careers are Athletic, Business, Criminal, and Culinary
  • Skills that can be pursued: Charisma, Cooking, Fishing, Fitness, Gardening, Handiness, Logic, and Painting
  • No electronics may be purchased except for a computer.  A computer may only be used for adoption or for activities required by a Sims career.
  • Couples must “Try for Baby” and never just “WooHoo” unless the woman is already pregnant.
  • Your family may not hire a maid or babysitter.

Women

  • cannot hold a job of any kind
  • cannot have an aspiration that does not pertain to a domestic quality (i.e. arts, family, gardening, etc.)
  • cannot wear any form of pants or short skirts
  • cannot attend school
  • reach at least level 4 cooking skill before marrying
  • reach at least level 2 painting skill before marrying
  • reach at least level 1 charisma skill before marrying

Men

  • reach at least level 4 athletic skill
  • reach at least level 2 handiness skill
  • reach at least level 1 fishing skill
  • achieve a B or better in school
  • earn money for the family

Generations 3 and 4--Preparing for a New World

Goal: Have $325,000 and 12 WoodWorking table items and 10 paintings in your family inventory, 2 of each being masterpieces and the rest being excellent

Color: Yellow

  • Have a house with at least 12 rooms, 3 of which must be nicely decorated.
  • Divorce is forbidden.
  • Ruling family must have at least 6 children. It is recommended to have only four children in the house at a time so that the older ones can be married and become pregnant before moving out.
  • Available careers are Athletic, Business, Criminal, Culinary, and Painter
  • Skills that can be pursued: Charisma, Comedy, Cooking, Fishing, Fitness, Gardening, Gourmet Cooking, Handiness, Logic, Mischief, Painting, and Piano
  • No electronics may be purchased except for a computer.  A computer may only be used for adoption or for activities required by a Sims career.
  • Couples must “Try for Baby” and never just “WooHoo” unless the woman is already pregnant.

Women

  • cannot hold a job of any kind
  • cannot wear any form of pants or short skirts
  • cannot attend school
  • reach at least level 4 cooking skill before marrying
  • reach at least level 2 painting or piano skill before marrying
  • reach at least level 1 charisma skill before marrying

Men

  • reach at least level 4 athletic skill
  • reach at least level 2 handiness or fishing skill
  • reach at least level 2 logic skill
  • achieve a B or better in school
  • earn money for the family
  • create 2 items on the Woodworking Table

Generations 5 and 6--Learning About the People

Goal: Have $440,000; a total of 25 friends between all of your sims in these two generations.

Color: Green

  • Move to the largest lot in Newcrest.
  • Divorce is forbidden.
  • Ruling family must have at least 6 children.
  • Available careers are Athletic, Business, Criminal, Culinary, and Painter
  • Skills that can be pursued: Charisma, Comedy, Cooking, Fishing, Fitness, Gardening, Gourmet Cooking, Guitar, Handiness, Logic, Mischief, Mixology, Painting, and Piano
  • No electronics may be purchased except for a computer and a radio.  A computer may only be used for adoption, ordering items, or activities required by a Sims career.
  • Couples must “Try for Baby” and never just “WooHoo” unless the woman is already pregnant.

Women

  • can only be babysitters while teenagers; no other careers permitted
  • cannot wear any shorts or short skirts
  • cannot attend high school
  • achieve an C or better in grade school
  • reach at least level 4 cooking or gardening skill before marrying
  • reach at least level 2 painting or piano skill before marrying
  • reach at least level 1 charisma or comedy skill before marrying

Men

  • reach at least level 4 athletic skill
  • reach at least level 2 handiness, fishing, or gardening skill
  • reach at least level 2 logic
  • achieve a B or better in school
  • earn money for the family
  • know 10 sims outside the family

Generations 7 and 8--Corruption

Goal: Have $560,000 and a mistress for each heir with 10 illegitimate children between the two heirs.  Each heirs wife must have one illegitimate child that she passes off as her husband’s.  

Color: Royal Blue

  • Fill one neighborhood with houses in Newcrest, add a church to the second largest lot and a park to another lot in your neighborhood.
  • Divorce is permitted if wife is caught cheating.
  • Ruling family must have at least 4 children. One son must join the criminal career.
  • Available careers are Athletic, Business, Criminal, Culinary, and Painter
  • Skills that can be pursued: Charisma, Comedy, Cooking, Fishing, Fitness, Gardening, Gourmet Cooking, Guitar, Handiness, Logic, Mischief, Mixology, Painting, Piano, Violin, and Writing
  • Electronics may be purchased. A computer may only be used for adoption, ordering items, or activities required by a Sims career.
  • Couples must “Try for Baby” and never just “WooHoo” unless the woman is already pregnant.

Women

  • can be babysitters while teenagers and join Entertainer careers as adults
  • cannot wear any shorts or short skirts
  • cannot attend high school
  • achieve an C or better in grade school
  • reach at least level 4 cooking or gardening skill before marrying
  • reach at least level 2 painting, piano, or violin skill before marrying
  • reach at least level 1 charisma or comedy skill before marrying

Men

  • reach at least level 4 athletic skill
  • reach at least level 2 handiness, fishing, or gardening skill
  • reach at least level 2 logic
  • achieve a B or better in school
  • earn money for the family
  • “Mess Around” with one girl during high school







Generations 9 and 10--Absolute Rule

Goal: Have $680,000 and throw 6 parties per generation.  Weddings do not count as a party.

Color: Purple

  • Fill the remaining empty neighborhood with shops, lounges, museums, etc. and fill all other empty lots with houses in Newcrest.
  • Have your home meet the requirements for the Mansion aspiration.
  • Divorce is permitted if wife is caught cheating.
  • Ruling family must have at least 2 children.
  • All careers available.
  • All skills available
  • Electronics may be purchased.
  • Couples can “Try for Baby” or “WooHoo”.

Women

  • can join any career
  • achieve an A or better in school
  • reach at least level 4 cooking or gardening skill before marrying
  • reach at least level 2 guitar, painting, piano, or violin skill before marrying
  • reach at least level 1 charisma or comedy skill before marrying

Men

  • reach at least level 4 athletic skill
  • reach at least level 2 handiness, fishing, or gardening skill
  • reach at least level 2 logic
  • achieve a B or better in school
  • earn money for the family

Bonus Suggestion

  • When you have the money, make your house look very grand so that you feel like royalty.  
  • Always have your sims dressed as if they were going to a formal occasion.  They are royalty, after all!
  • Create specific sims for your sims to marry and use a little plastic surgery to make your sims look exactly how you want through all the generations.
  • Try picking a nationality and making it part of your theme.  Use original names and physical features to make your family seem more authentic.  For instance, Celtic people sometimes had red hair, pale skin, a slight body build for women, and names such as Aiden and Keelia
  • A last name meaning “royal” or something like it will help legitimize your sim family’s claim to power (or just sound cool, either one).

37 comments:

  1. What life span is best for this challenge? I love it, by the way, I've never done a sims challenge before but I'm gonna try this.

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    1. Long life span is the easiest, normal life span is medium difficulty, and short would be incredibly difficult to achieve. The money requirements are the hardest part of this challenge, so if you want to make it a little easier you can lessen the required amount of saved money for each generation. Hope this helps.

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    2. How can I change the lifespan and how can I own/use multiple lots in 1game the way you say?

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  5. When we first start out are we suppose to use a cheat to buy a grand house and then reset our money back to the orginal amount?

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    1. No, you're just supposed to start normally

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  6. Ciao io non uso i trucchi e non mi và d'inserire la mod per far rimanere incinte le adolescienti e farle sposare .. Quindi pensavo una volta raggiunti i punti necessari delle abilità di farle cresce .. ? cosa dici ?
    Mi chiedevo inoltre se esiste questa challenge per i sims 3 ?

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    1. Quello che ho fatto è stato una volta che hanno finito il loro desiderio di vita e tutto quello che volevo fare, le abilità, ecc, ho invecchiato a giovani adulti. Ho fatto in modo che avessero un partner prima di invecchiarli e che avessero tutte le loro capacità. Divertiti e basta!

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  7. Can we move out the heir then move him back in to make room for more children?

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  8. Seriously? You didn't need to be sexist to be realistic. You could've just left that out. Fuck this. The women in my legacy will be allowed to do whatever the men can. As a matter of fact, I'll have a woman lead. And men won't be "allowed to sleep with as many women as they want"

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    1. The creator's just trying to be historically accurate, so please just chill, friend. There's no need to be rude! :P

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    2. You have issues if that actually made you mad. Just don't do the challenge...

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  9. Actually, to be historically accurate, the creator does. The time period this is taking inspiration from was a very sexist world. And the moving up through generations as women earn more of the rights ( they should have had in the first place) is part of the point.

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    1. Yep I know it's sexist but hey it's a challenge after all,I highly doubt the creator was trying to offend anyone,just being historically accurate so just take a chill pill every ok this was created just for fun and never intended to hurt anyone ��

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  10. so how many sims do we start with?

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  11. I'm playing this challenge now. All is going well, except for the fact that the first generation has four girls now and still no heir :P never had this many girls being born in a row :') love this challenge!

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  12. When we move in should we have a grand house?

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  13. Do we use a money cheat for a nice house?

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  15. How can I do so that only the men go to school ?

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    1. If you plan on just keeping the girls at home you should probably download the mod that keeps social services from taking your children and keep the girls at home. Or download the mod that takes away the school and create some sort of home tutoring for the boys. You could also just send everyone to school.

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    2. Social Services doesn't take the kids for not attending school in TS4...

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  16. Social services do take them away if their grades keep slipping in TS4

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  17. So what if I have new expansions like get to work? When can I use those careers

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  18. can the heir get a woman pregnant, that's not his wife?

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    1. Yes, in generations 7 and 8. I made the mother in my first generation have two children with a vampir just because I wanted to spice it up. Do what you want, it's up to you. The rules are just guidelines to help along the way :)

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  19. I used the wishing well to get a child and one jumped out. It was the first male. Is he still the heir? Or is it the next born male?

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  20. Really enjoying this challenge. Thank you! There are enough rules to check the list once or twice, but not so many that you can't keep track!

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  22. This is an interesting challenge. I was having some difficulty since in TS4 children are taken away if they do not go to school. There is a mod for this that allows children to quit school and it is compatible with the pre school mod as far as I can tell so far.

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  23. Can I age up my child

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  24. Do u have to wait for the childs birthday to age up?

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  25. Can we make the heir have more than 1 wife?

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