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The Apocalypse Challenge! Adapted for The Sims 3!

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  • AudreyFldAudreyFld Posts: 5,856 Member
    edited September 2012
    Just bought a brand spanking new quad core computer a few months ago and upgraded the graphics card. I busted my other one trying to install a new CPU fan. Should have had a tech do it. I didn't realize how hard that would be. I think I overheated it playing Sims too long on a graphics card not powerful enough. I still have to use Twallans Overwatch and MasterController Mods so things don't get laggy and I can reset the town on occasion. Plus they do all kinds of other awesome things. But for this legacy I am only using the ones that don't give me an advantage, but allow me to keep my game running smoothly.

    So - I just installed SN. I will probably turn off the zombies since they can just pop up anywhere which is crazy because the zombies are supposed to be everywhere! :-o
  • AudreyFldAudreyFld Posts: 5,856 Member
    edited September 2012
    Mikitta is updating for SN!!! I just checked the Wiki site and she is working on it. Obviously she has to test it first but here is a link to the site if you want to follow:

    http://s3ac.wikia.com/wiki/The_Apocalypse_Challenge

    I read she will require full moons every night. Yikes! A true zombie overrun Apocalypse (if you have SN). :-o
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  • ceeluvscoutureceeluvscouture Posts: 24
    edited September 2012
    I'm so sad! My last computer died on me and along with that my apocalypse challenge! :cry: I have to start over from scratch. Grrr. I'm going to back my game up this time. I wprked really hard on that game.
  • AudreyFldAudreyFld Posts: 5,856 Member
    edited September 2012
    ceeluvscouture

    So sorry to hear that. :-( I was looking forward to more installments of your story. I had the same thing happen and wound up with a new computer. But at least I got one that could handle Sims with ease, my old one was a bit laggy so sometimes game play was a bit frustrating.
  • AudreyFldAudreyFld Posts: 5,856 Member
    edited September 2012
    Next Chapter is up...Kind of a setup chapter for the next one. Generation 5 is born in this one. I tried to make this one shorter but it is still 65 pages. :shock: Ugh. It would have been even longer but I am making it a two-parter. There was just too much going on. I also used more screenshots so I didn't have to write so much on each page.

    http://www.thesims3.com/contentDetail.html?contentId=424584

    Audrey
  • GinjGinj Posts: 126 Member
    edited September 2012
    Audrey, three cheers for the growing family! And ceeluvscouture, I'm so sorry to hear about your computer; I would have loved to read more of your story.

    For anyone who's looking for something retro and old school, I've finished my story, played with base game only, old rules and pre-CAW. Finished the challenge ages ago in 269 Sim days, but between drama in my other life and distraction due to expansion packs, it's taken this long to finish the story.

    You can find it at:

    ginj-varlandstory.blogspot.com
  • AudreyFldAudreyFld Posts: 5,856 Member
    edited September 2012
    Thanks - I just spent time reading your story. Very cute. I love the Grimmy angle. Really funny. I just found out I have been severly limiting myself in this game. Any of the blood line can clear restrictions! I thought it was only the one heir that was going to continue the blood line and the 'spares' were there "just in case"! I could have been finished a month ago! Oh well, so off to play and try to speed through some of these remaining restrictions with lots of children! :oops:
  • GinjGinj Posts: 126 Member
    edited September 2012
    Thanks Audrey! I interpret the new rules as spares can clear restrictions but not spouses of spares, while in the old rules, spouses and children of spares could lift restrictions. I admire your patience thus far lifting restrictions one generation at a time!
  • mikitta47mikitta47 Posts: 2,250 New Member
    edited September 2012
    The Sims 3 Apocalypse Challenge has a new Wikispaces home with an updated look and fee. We are also working hard on updating the challenge for Supernatural!

    http://ts3ac.wikispaces.com/Home


    Also, come join us on Facebook!!

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/169191289823753/



    God Bless,
    mik
  • Seera1024Seera1024 Posts: 3,363 Member
    edited October 2012
    After a very very long break from the challenge, I am back. And redoing my last attempt which I irreversibly lost when my old computer's hard drive died on me.

    Here's the main page for the attempt:

    http://apocalypsetales.wordpress.com/unique-apocalypse-2-0/
  • ceeluvscoutureceeluvscouture Posts: 24
    edited October 2012
    Starting the challenge over again. Finally got a new computer to play on. I hope I can actually finish this time.
  • thebriamonthebriamon Posts: 350 Member
    edited October 2012
    Whoo hoo! Printed out the rules and look forward to starting!
  • mikitta47mikitta47 Posts: 2,250 New Member
    edited December 2012
    Just wanted to let you all know that the rules are updated to Seasons now and that we'll be holding a tournament starting in the February time frame :)

    Challenge - http://ts3ac.wikispaces.com/TS3AC

    Facebook Discussion - https://www.facebook.com/groups/169191289823753/


    Y'all are welcome to join the FB group if you haven't already :)

    God Bless,
    mik
  • mikitta47mikitta47 Posts: 2,250 New Member
    edited February 2013
    TS3AC -- The Sims 3 Apocalypse Challenge Rules

    Sign up so we know you are participating! - https://www.facebook.com/events/536674933029956/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_user_joined


    The Sims 3 Apocalypse Challenge will be having a TOURNAMENT starting on March 1st!! Come join the fun and see how you score :)

    Questions and discussion can be found here ...
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/169191289823753/

    God Bless,
    mik
  • zefiewingszefiewings Posts: 2,649 Member
    edited February 2013
    I wanted to do this ages ago, but I wanted a world to go with it. I might try it again soon?
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    My Blog story with the challenge of my own design! Click and see!
  • WnbDVMWnbDVM Posts: 6 New Member
    edited February 2013
    Hey guys I just found this a while back and thought it sounded like fun. I just started mine a few days ago. I wrote my founder (Archer Morgan) a back story to make things fun. I am kinda new to the forum kinda not. I have been a lurker mostly. But anywho I posted a link in the story section if anyone is interested. :)
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  • NicnacksNicnacks Posts: 17 New Member
    edited March 2013
    I think this is by far the ultimate Sim challenge! I can't wait to try it! But to make things more interesting I think I'm going to delete all of the other existing households. Lots of people were killed right? This makes things more desolate and end-of-the-worldish. That way the townies are all that are left. I kinda see them as drifters and survivors...

    And I think that instead of befriending a ghost for the Ghostly Encounter restriction I will make it that a Sim has to reach level 10 of the Ghost Hunter profession. It just makes more sense with the whole idea that the Grim Reaper is over worked.

    So excited to try this!
  • mikitta47mikitta47 Posts: 2,250 New Member
    edited March 2013
    Nicnacks - try the full version of The Apocalpyse Challenge. It's updated to Seasons.

    http://ts3ac.wikispaces.com/TS3AC

    The rules are a bit more harsh than Ashleigh's are.

    And there are 3 different ways to actually clear the paranormal restrictions :D

    You can join in the discussion here ... https://www.facebook.com/groups/169191289823753/

    And get fast answers to questions.

    We are in tournament season, so there is plenty of time to participate in that :D

    God Bless,
    mik
  • OMGeeOMGee Posts: 9
    edited April 2013
    There are too many rules to follow. It would be great if there could be a mod which enforces this rules. Tell me if there's any. :)
  • Simmer999Simmer999 Posts: 863 Member
    edited April 2013
    I'm sure someone has asked this, but for the Cooker restriction, can a Sim have more than one quick meal per day?
  • farfallazfarfallaz Posts: 2
    edited April 2013
    You're going to think I'm insane...
    It's currently 2am and I first checked this challenge out at 11pm or maybe 11:30pm, last night. I read through it all twice and read all the comments and a few blogs on this. I obviously have no life. Sleeping is boring though! :D

    I am sooo incredibly excited to start it tomorrow, or today, morning! I've already sort of mentally planned it. I've only recently discovered all these Epic challenges. I guess I know what I'll be doing all day. When I should be studying for 5 exams and doing 3 school projects... No, Sims 3 is WAY more important! ... :?
  • farfallazfarfallaz Posts: 2
    edited April 2013
    So far, everything is going well for me. Except my new husband (who my founder met, flirted, became girlfriend with, proposed and got married to all within a day)doesn't have the inappropriate trait like my founder so he has to wash his hands for 3 hours every day...

    Also my founder just had a baby so she's been home for a week and a bit so she now completely stir crazy! O.o
  • Ashleigh825Ashleigh825 Posts: 1,091 Member
    edited April 2013
    I believe new people have taken over the updating of this challenge since I went on a very long hiatus due to school and stress.

    I wouldn't mind updating this challenge if I do get the time, though. :)
  • mikitta47mikitta47 Posts: 2,250 New Member
    edited May 2013
    Ashleigh, we would love to have you come help us update TS3AC. It's too big for one person to do the entire thing!

    http://ts3ac.wikispaces.com/Home for the Challenge rules

    and

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/169191289823753/ for the discussions.

    Of course if you want to keep your own version, that's cool - and I'll link it on the Wikispaces :)

    God Bless,
    mik
  • kloving1970kloving1970 Posts: 185 Member
    edited May 2013
    WOW - just stumbled across this one :)

    I think I may start with Ashleigh825 version and get my feet wet so to speak....not to mention I like to have the "rules" on paper and the TS3AC was 95 pages to print :shock:

    Trying to decide which restriction to lift first...military, medical, evil, business???

    Well guess I need a house first...just purchased lunar lakes so that seems a good place to begin!
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