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GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 12,721 Member
My Global Superstar has three, so far, none of them awarded at the Starlight Accolades, but hey, a trophy is a trophy! He's got two, one silver and one gold for a successful couple of Fan Meet & Greets and then just got an award for his very successful Charity Event. These I pulled out of the family inventory to place on the mantel of his bedroom fireplace (he lives in an ancient castle). My huge problem is this: How can he take these hard-earned awards with him when he moves out? True enough, I haven't yet tried to place them into his personal inventory, but if I can't, is there a way for him to 'replace' them? I thought about dragging them into a trunk, but you can't take those with your Sim when you move them into another lot, either. Why we can't just place things into a personal inventory is beyond me. EA, do you mind patching that ability in? Pretty please. It would make things so much easier. In the meantime, is there a work-around?

Please, and thank you, in advance.
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  • MsKatieRoseMsKatieRose Posts: 138 Member
    Speaking of awards, will they ever make it possible (with a patch) for all the Sims to actually, "sit" during an award ceremony and wedding for that matter? It would definitely be more realistic and fun.
  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 12,721 Member
    edited February 8
    Speaking of awards, will they ever make it possible (with a patch) for all the Sims to actually, "sit" during an award ceremony and wedding for that matter? It would definitely be more realistic and fun.

    I do hope so. Or at least an interaction where the host; bride or groom can call for people to take a seat so the ceremony can begin. Whatever it takes, I do hope so.

    Did you draw your avatar? It's very good.
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  • EgonVMEgonVM Posts: 2,613 Member
    Well, if you get these awards into your household inventory, wouldn't it be possible to put them back there.
    If you click on the object in the build mode, the bottom part of the screen gives you three options: Move it to household inventory, sell it, or put it back where you took it. Household inventory transfers with the household when they move.
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  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 12,721 Member
    EgonVM wrote: »
    Well, if you get these awards into your household inventory, wouldn't it be possible to put them back there.
    If you click on the object in the build mode, the bottom part of the screen gives you three options: Move it to household inventory, sell it, or put it back where you took it. Household inventory transfers with the household when they move.

    That's all well and good, but I'm not moving the ENTIRE household, or yes, that does work. First off, the award goes into the Family Inventory automatically. It should go into the Sim's personal inventory that earned it, in my mind, as that would solve the problem. My singer Global Superstar is currently living with his younger sister and her family. He's engaged (again) to be married and having his own mansion built. Once the wedding takes place, the newlyweds will move into their brand new home. That's the heart of my problem. I can purchase his video and music apparatus and his Karaoke machine, etc., and place those into the new home. However, those trophies are in the Family Inventory. And while it is possible to move them from that storage into the game lot, he can't place them into his own inventory. I've tried.

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    The clock isn't an award, but necessary after those late nights when he simply must be somewhere. LOL (And, yes, he'll likely earn other awards, but the silver award was the second award, when the game said he'd had a Gold Star Event. Face/palm.

    Are they possibly in buy debug? If so, can someone walk me through how to access debug, pretty please? This would brighten my day …
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  • kalaksedkalaksed Posts: 1,829 Member
    edited February 12
    they are indeed possible in buydebug, that's where my own screenshots of them in other threads came from. also, you can change the swatch colors of those, if you don't want the silver one to be silver

    as for the walkthrough for buydebug, it's pretty easy. i'll have it below, in spoilers. and will cover the basics just in case someone reading hasn't accessed the cheat menu at all before
    first off, you'll want to go to build mode and hit ctrl + shift +c to open the cheat menu in the top left corner of your screen. here you will type in the command bb.showhiddenobjects and then hit enter. (there's also a chance you'll want to do testingcheats true. it's been so long that i forget if this is needed to be turned on to get showhiddenobjects to work)

    599cfc1f33d1039afa96d8390f1f5b5f.png


    that will unlock all the hidden and debug objects in the game, including various collectibles, cooking items (dirty dishes, half-cooked dishes, and more) and items used in pretty much every animation that includes an item at all. you'll also be able to find the awards here

    if you then go to the lower left corner and highlight the chair symbol ('objects by function') you can then type accolade in the search bar. three items will show up, as seen here:
    2d0f48c7f5ccd7d7b30db09c40280bac.png

    clicking any of those will take you to that individual accolade, the others should be visible near it too.

    for this screenshot, i picked 'starlight accolade' and the gold version of it is highlighted below. you can see that it comes in three color swatches, which can be picked as individual objects here. the row above it you can see the fan meet and greet accolades, too
    d15b1634814e0f775c9122dafd7f934d.png

    an aspect that many people miss in this sort is on the far right: the filter items tab, which i now show just above the tombstone you see in the upper right in the above picture:
    8fe6291acded9b83af2a30905fe2f751.png

    when you go into that, you can get similar options to those you'll see when sorting clothing options in cas:
    c4aca1d2a78defe68e243f77ef1644af.png

    feel free to check out the various style options some time on your own. they can really help with all kinds of various builds, if you want to focus on some standard preset themes

    for now, though, we want to go to the 'packs' section and make sure to select just 'get famous':
    ca0a8e6933829d62752684cbc35489a4.png

    with that done, you'll see everything listed in the sort now is just from that pack, including the various awards, debug items and such. since this specific time we had clicked on the starlight accolade, it had taken us to just view all the items in the 'statues' section of decorations. because of this, we just see everything from get famous in the statues section, including every single award in all their color swatches:
    721439bab874b47bddefcb9e6c4eec18.png

    drama club awards cost 0 simoleons, the other options are either $100 or $250, depending. so easily managable on any budget. here i've bought all three color options for the starlight accolades and put them on the dining table:
    8cc6e876365871bf1562d49bae5468f6.png

    there you go. probably more detailed walkthrough than needed. but enjoy



  • FanPhoriaFanPhoria Posts: 972 Member
    My only thought would be to use the packing crate mod. I'm (trying to) play modless at the moment, but when my game was modded that was a god send. I haven't tested it with the awards in particular, but you should be able to pack just about anything. If you install that mod, you can just buy a crate in build, click on it to "enable packing", and then click on basically anything on the lot and you'll have an option to "pack in crate." Then, you can stick the crate in you're sim's inventory, move house, and unpack it when you get there.

    I haven't checked on any mods lately so I don't know if it's up to date, but it's a pretty simple object mod really and it lasted through several patches when I was playing with it before. I'll try to track it down when I have a minute, since of course I can't remember who made it off the top of my head. You might be able to find it just by googling tho.
  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 12,721 Member
    kalaksed wrote: »
    they are indeed possible in buydebug, that's where my own screenshots of them in other threads came from. also, you can change the swatch colors of those, if you don't want the silver one to be silver

    as for the walkthrough for buydebug, it's pretty easy. i'll have it below, in spoilers. and will cover the basics just in case someone reading hasn't accessed the cheat menu at all before
    first off, you'll want to go to build mode and hit ctrl + shift +c to open the cheat menu in the top left corner of your screen. here you will type in the command bb.showhiddenobjects and then hit enter. (there's also a chance you'll want to do testingcheats true. it's been so long that i forget if this is needed to be turned on to get showhiddenobjects to work)

    599cfc1f33d1039afa96d8390f1f5b5f.png


    that will unlock all the hidden and debug objects in the game, including various collectibles, cooking items (dirty dishes, half-cooked dishes, and more) and items used in pretty much every animation that includes an item at all. you'll also be able to find the awards here

    if you then go to the lower left corner and highlight the chair symbol ('objects by function') you can then type accolade in the search bar. three items will show up, as seen here:
    2d0f48c7f5ccd7d7b30db09c40280bac.png

    clicking any of those will take you to that individual accolade, the others should be visible near it too.

    for this screenshot, i picked 'starlight accolade' and the gold version of it is highlighted below. you can see that it comes in three color swatches, which can be picked as individual objects here. the row above it you can see the fan meet and greet accolades, too
    d15b1634814e0f775c9122dafd7f934d.png

    an aspect that many people miss in this sort is on the far right: the filter items tab, which i now show just above the tombstone you see in the upper right in the above picture:
    8fe6291acded9b83af2a30905fe2f751.png

    when you go into that, you can get similar options to those you'll see when sorting clothing options in cas:
    c4aca1d2a78defe68e243f77ef1644af.png

    feel free to check out the various style options some time on your own. they can really help with all kinds of various builds, if you want to focus on some standard preset themes

    for now, though, we want to go to the 'packs' section and make sure to select just 'get famous':
    ca0a8e6933829d62752684cbc35489a4.png

    with that done, you'll see everything listed in the sort now is just from that pack, including the various awards, debug items and such. since this specific time we had clicked on the starlight accolade, it had taken us to just view all the items in the 'statues' section of decorations. because of this, we just see everything from get famous in the statues section, including every single award in all their color swatches:
    721439bab874b47bddefcb9e6c4eec18.png

    drama club awards cost 0 simoleons, the other options are either $100 or $250, depending. so easily managable on any budget. here i've bought all three color options for the starlight accolades and put them on the dining table:
    8cc6e876365871bf1562d49bae5468f6.png

    there you go. probably more detailed walkthrough than needed. but enjoy



    Thank you so much! That was a great walkthrough and I can't wait to give it a whirl. :smiley:
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    http://www.getfreeebooks.com/star-trek-original-series-fan-fiction-trilogy/
  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 12,721 Member
    FanPhoria wrote: »
    My only thought would be to use the packing crate mod. I'm (trying to) play modless at the moment, but when my game was modded that was a god send. I haven't tested it with the awards in particular, but you should be able to pack just about anything. If you install that mod, you can just buy a crate in build, click on it to "enable packing", and then click on basically anything on the lot and you'll have an option to "pack in crate." Then, you can stick the crate in you're sim's inventory, move house, and unpack it when you get there.

    I haven't checked on any mods lately so I don't know if it's up to date, but it's a pretty simple object mod really and it lasted through several patches when I was playing with it before. I'll try to track it down when I have a minute, since of course I can't remember who made it off the top of my head. You might be able to find it just by googling tho.

    Thank you. Let me know if you find it. Then I can find out if it plays 'nice' with MCCC; Concert Job Event; and Road to Fame_Professional Singing Career, which I'm currently using all three.
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  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 12,721 Member
    edited February 12
    kalaksed wrote: »
    they are indeed possible in buydebug, that's where my own screenshots of them in other threads came from. also, you can change the swatch colors of those, if you don't want the silver one to be silver

    as for the walkthrough for buydebug, it's pretty easy. i'll have it below, in spoilers. and will cover the basics just in case someone reading hasn't accessed the cheat menu at all before
    first off, you'll want to go to build mode and hit ctrl + shift +c to open the cheat menu in the top left corner of your screen. here you will type in the command bb.showhiddenobjects and then hit enter. (there's also a chance you'll want to do testingcheats true. it's been so long that i forget if this is needed to be turned on to get showhiddenobjects to work)

    599cfc1f33d1039afa96d8390f1f5b5f.png


    that will unlock all the hidden and debug objects in the game, including various collectibles, cooking items (dirty dishes, half-cooked dishes, and more) and items used in pretty much every animation that includes an item at all. you'll also be able to find the awards here

    if you then go to the lower left corner and highlight the chair symbol ('objects by function') you can then type accolade in the search bar. three items will show up, as seen here:
    2d0f48c7f5ccd7d7b30db09c40280bac.png

    clicking any of those will take you to that individual accolade, the others should be visible near it too.

    for this screenshot, i picked 'starlight accolade' and the gold version of it is highlighted below. you can see that it comes in three color swatches, which can be picked as individual objects here. the row above it you can see the fan meet and greet accolades, too
    d15b1634814e0f775c9122dafd7f934d.png

    an aspect that many people miss in this sort is on the far right: the filter items tab, which i now show just above the tombstone you see in the upper right in the above picture:
    8fe6291acded9b83af2a30905fe2f751.png

    when you go into that, you can get similar options to those you'll see when sorting clothing options in cas:
    c4aca1d2a78defe68e243f77ef1644af.png

    feel free to check out the various style options some time on your own. they can really help with all kinds of various builds, if you want to focus on some standard preset themes

    for now, though, we want to go to the 'packs' section and make sure to select just 'get famous':
    ca0a8e6933829d62752684cbc35489a4.png

    with that done, you'll see everything listed in the sort now is just from that pack, including the various awards, debug items and such. since this specific time we had clicked on the starlight accolade, it had taken us to just view all the items in the 'statues' section of decorations. because of this, we just see everything from get famous in the statues section, including every single award in all their color swatches:
    721439bab874b47bddefcb9e6c4eec18.png

    drama club awards cost 0 simoleons, the other options are either $100 or $250, depending. so easily managable on any budget. here i've bought all three color options for the starlight accolades and put them on the dining table:
    8cc6e876365871bf1562d49bae5468f6.png

    there you go. probably more detailed walkthrough than needed. but enjoy



    Thank you so much! That was a great walkthrough and I can't wait to give it a whirl. :smiley:

    Just thought I'd report back that A) you do have to type in testingcheats true, first and B ) thanks to your guidance, my Sim got his trophies back. However, again, something has gone awry with my game. He lost all of his music. We're talking the fella has published 51 songs! I have gone back to an earlier save and thankfully, all is as it was. Yay. At least now I know I can retrieve his awards once he moves.
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  • simstr0ngsimstr0ng Posts: 498 Member
    I'm not understanding how to get a reward - my Sim has been nominated - then what?
  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 12,721 Member
    simstr0ng wrote: »
    I'm not understanding how to get a reward - my Sim has been nominated - then what?

    At least yours has been nominated. I'm still waiting for recognition. LOL I would presume you need to take your Sim to the Starlight Accolade. Generally held on a Sunday, starts at 6:00 pm.
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  • Kita5399Kita5399 Posts: 942 Member
    I wonder what the odds of winning are in the game? My Sim has won 4 of them at the Accolades so far! I wonder if it has to do with how they gained fame? This Sim maxed the acting career, writes songs for the violin & piano, and spends any free time streaming and uploading videos. I have photos of her winning the first two.
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  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 12,721 Member
    Talk about the irony of it all. I was patiently awaiting the Starlight Accolades, then realized after I'd added a few pieces of decor to my Sims' brand new house, it was already nearly 6:30 pm. :open_mouth: I quickly had him don his tux, kiss his wife and off he fled into the loading screen. I only had him invite two other Sims with him. The same group, plus his younger sister show up for the awards. Erik didn't even get a polite mention, however, his sister a B-lister, received a Starlight Accolade that was said to be worn on the neck to show off fame. Now, she is a Renown Archaeologist, but truly. Her brother's been at it for far longer than she.

    I'm sitting here wondering if in order for his music to be recognized, he has to be actively employed in the Entertainment Career, Music Tract? I tried to look, but his sister was still wearing the modest strand of pearls she came in with. Since I just split this household earlier today, I now have to go back to her household to check the family inventory just to see what this award was. (I presume it went straight into her family inventory. She didn't go up onto the stage to receive anything.)

    @Kita5399 Congrats on your Sims' accomplishment. I look forward to that day as eagerly as I did when he got his sidewalk frame!
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  • kalaksedkalaksed Posts: 1,829 Member
    how does the sim make the music? is it the same 'write song' options you get on the various instruments or is there something else? if it's specific to the mod, there may be a chance that it needs to be tweaked somehow to interact properly with the accolades

    if a sim wins a starlight accolade while they are not the current actively played household, the award does not appear in their household inventory. it's just like when an unplayed sim buys items at a retail store, those items will not appear in the sim's household inventory. if you want her to have that accolade, you'll have to cheat it in the way you did when you split the household (i've done the same when unplayed venessa won another award when i sent another sim to the accolades)

    also, as for the 'to be worn on the neck' aspect, you're taking it too literally. sims can't actually do that, it's just a thing, likely referencing hiphop artists and such wearing giant medallions and chains at times
  • MsKatieRoseMsKatieRose Posts: 138 Member
    edited February 14
    posted below.
  • MsKatieRoseMsKatieRose Posts: 138 Member
    Speaking of awards, will they ever make it possible (with a patch) for all the Sims to actually, "sit" during an award ceremony and wedding for that matter? It would definitely be more realistic and fun.

    I do hope so. Or at least an interaction where the host; bride or groom can call for people to take a seat so the ceremony can begin. Whatever it takes, I do hope so.

    Did you draw your avatar? It's very good.

    Right, at least take a seat when it starts. I did not draw my avatar myself but I love visual art!!
  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 12,721 Member
    FanPhoria wrote: »
    My only thought would be to use the packing crate mod. I'm (trying to) play modless at the moment, but when my game was modded that was a god send. I haven't tested it with the awards in particular, but you should be able to pack just about anything. If you install that mod, you can just buy a crate in build, click on it to "enable packing", and then click on basically anything on the lot and you'll have an option to "pack in crate." Then, you can stick the crate in you're sim's inventory, move house, and unpack it when you get there.

    I haven't checked on any mods lately so I don't know if it's up to date, but it's a pretty simple object mod really and it lasted through several patches when I was playing with it before. I'll try to track it down when I have a minute, since of course I can't remember who made it off the top of my head. You might be able to find it just by googling tho.

    I did try that. Mostly, it malfunctioned. I was able to grab the Charity Event Trophy, but not the other two. Face/palm. Once he got to his new place I had to unpack the crate and place that item back into the family inventory in order to place it on the mantle. EA, why so many steps? This is crazy-insane. Not to mention irritating. I play my game to relax, this is not helpful toward that end. Just sayin'.

    Also, I did notice funky things going on with my Sims with the Packing Crate mod in place. Once I made the move and secured the one trophy, I did the buy debug to replace the other two (and they are now both Gold, as he won them) and then after I finished my gaming session yesterday, removed the packing crate mod. I don't expect to ever use it again, sadly. It was a nice idea, but it couldn't recognize the Meet & Greet trophies worth a nutshell taken from a squirrel. It does claim to to updated, too. It just doesn't work as desired. But I do thank you that suggestion, and it did save one of his original awards, at least. It was worth it in the long run. Many thanks. :)
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  • simstr0ngsimstr0ng Posts: 498 Member
    I'm still not getting this. When my Sim gets a note of a nomination and to go at a certain time - where does my Sim go? Where is the Starlight Accolade?
  • WildIrishBansheeWildIrishBanshee Posts: 502 Member
    Usually at Studio something or other in Del Sol Valley. It starts at 6pm Sundays.
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  • BridgetKVBridgetKV Posts: 151 Member
    Speaking of awards, will they ever make it possible (with a patch) for all the Sims to actually, "sit" during an award ceremony and wedding for that matter? It would definitely be more realistic and fun.

    A good work around is to add all guests to a group and direct them to "sit here together." I had to do this recently for a sim wedding at San Myshuno Medows. But it is an annoying issue that needs to be fixed sooner rather than later.
  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 12,721 Member
    simstr0ng wrote: »
    I'm still not getting this. When my Sim gets a note of a nomination and to go at a certain time - where does my Sim go? Where is the Starlight Accolade?

    Go to Del Sol Valley, the Starlight Accolades takes place at Studio PBP.
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  • simstr0ngsimstr0ng Posts: 498 Member
    Thank you GalacticGal - I remember getting one notice like that but sometimes I miss notices. I will watch more carefully.
  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 12,721 Member
    @simstr0ng Glad I could help.
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  • simstr0ngsimstr0ng Posts: 498 Member
    @GalacticGal - got one - ...nominated for an award...check out the next award ceremony Sunday at 7pm to see if she won...
    Is this it? So I remember Sunday at 7 (or before) to go to the Studio PBP - do I get a reminder? I'm excited.
  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 12,721 Member
    simstr0ng wrote: »
    @GalacticGal - got one - ...nominated for an award...check out the next award ceremony Sunday at 7pm to see if she won...
    Is this it? So I remember Sunday at 7 (or before) to go to the Studio PBP - do I get a reminder? I'm excited.

    Best of luck to both you and your Sim. I would check the calendar for the correct time, though. Seems to me the Awards usually begin at 6 PM. But I'm stoked for you. That's great! My Sim has yet to be nominated, so I don't know if you'll get a reminder or not. You may wish to write yourself a note, so you don't get so involved in your gameplay, you forget to send your Sim for her possible Big Night. :)
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