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Author Topic: I sent my family on vacation, they are stuck in a netherworld between home and twikki  (Read 3365 times)
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bestock
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« on: January 10, 2008, 09:15:00 am »

After I installed the game I sent a family on vacation to Twikkii Island. They never arrived. When I click on their house in Strangetown it says they are on vacation and would I like to play that lot. I click yes. Then I am taken to their Twikii Island house where live play, buy and build are all greyed out. However it's stuck on 'buy' because I can still buy items and put them on the lot and delete items. I'm on a Mac, so I fixed permissions and I can now send other sims on successful vacations, as long as I don't have the 'buybuild enabler' in my custom content. But I can't get this family back. Help!
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2008, 11:01:34 am »

Go to your main hood, to a family which one of it's members is best friend with one of the lost family.
Phone the "lost" sim, and invite him over.
Then, propose to him to move in (take care that the family has less than 5 members), and take with him his rest family.

After you moved them in, tell the husband to find his own place, and add to him his family. They will be in the Sim Bin, but with 20,000$ only.

You have to buldoze their vacation lot, and their main hood lot.

Bottom line, you have to start with them again. You can use the money cheat to increase their wealth.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2008, 03:04:22 pm »

Here's one of the problems with this. The Vacation home is unusable - it's owned by this family. Will that change? Can he sell it while on vacation? I guess I can try. Thank you! I'll see if this works.
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2008, 04:04:26 pm »

Quote from: gali;1094311
Go to your main hood, to a family which one of it's members is best friend with one of the lost family.
Phone the "lost" sim, and invite him over.
Then, propose to him to move in (take care that the family has less than 5 members), and take with him his rest family.

After you moved them in, tell the husband to find his own place, and add to him his family. They will be in the Sim Bin, but with 20,000$ only.

You have to buldoze their vacation lot, and their main hood lot.

Bottom line, you have to start with them again. You can use the money cheat to increase their wealth.


It worked! I teleported him in to another lot, made him selectable, had him sell the vacation home and sent him off with 'find own place'. Yay! Thank you.
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2008, 11:21:05 am »

Happy happy for you...Smiley
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InbetweenDreams
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2008, 12:24:02 am »

Hi I have this problem also but whenever I try to move the family in with someone who is best friends with one of the family it tells me that I can't move the family in before I return them to their home from holidays.
I can't move the family out of their house, move their lot into the bin or move them in with someone else...I've run out of ideas! And I've worked so hard with this family....
Does anyone else know of a way to get them back?
-Amanda:smt120
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2008, 11:57:05 pm »

May be you pass the 8 sims (max number of sims in a lot), when you try to move in the stucked family, that's why you receive that message.

Choose a single sim living in any lot, summon one of the stucked family with Inge's Teleporter bush - http://simlogical.com/sl/Sims2Pages/Sims2.htm
(scroll to "Moving"); befriend the sim with the Insim, and propose to move him in. Add his family. It should work.
Don't forget to sell the vacation home they have.
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2008, 11:49:43 am »

No need to mess around with any of those things with deleting houses, and etc... just go to a friends house, call your sims to come to their house, then kill your sims, I just use the boolprop testingcheatsenabled true, then go to their needs and drag them all down so they all turn red, I just repeated, and they end up dying, save the game, go out to the neighborhood, and you'll see your house is for sale... then just go back in and recreate your sims again and move them back into their house.. simple as that!
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manana13
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2008, 04:49:58 pm »

that happend to me. I can't fix it at all. My sims were on their honeymoon, and I ended it early. The female sim went back to her old house. The other is stuck, unable to check in or go home what should I do?
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2008, 12:29:58 pm »

You can maybe use this situation for a story, lol sorry I stop. Cheesy

Have you try to play with the wife and to use the "restore family" option of the Insimenator ? Wink
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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2008, 11:39:11 am »

four of my favorite sims that all belonged to the same fraternity house in the university expansion pack went on vacation in Potterhouse Bungelows on Twikki Island.  

After two sims visited a community lot on an outing and came back, I only had control over them, and the other two sims in my household became "guests" and I couldn't control them.

I used one of the two remaining active sims to call the shuttle to take them back and they got into the shuttle.  Except all the sudden, the game started loading a household in Pleasantview (NOT University) that belonged to one of my sim's sister that recently graduated and moved back to pleasantview.


But when it finished loading, I was taken to a vacation lot owned by the sister sim in Takemizu Village.  This lot only works in buy/build mode and appears empty.  

I went back to the university, and it says that the sims are still on vacation in the Takemizu lot and do I want to play that lot.  If I select that, I am taken to that lot but it's empty and only opens in build buy/mode but in the neighborhood view of Takemizu it says that the family is staying there.

I've tried all I could think of.. bulldozing lots, packaging lots to the web but none of this works because it says there's a game saved there.

I have invited the missing sims to friend's houses and they appear.  I've tried getting them to move in but that option doesn't work because they are on vacation.  I've tried trapping them and killing them so that I can resurrect them within the University Community but they cannot be killed.

Would the summoning objects/teleportation, etc.  work for me, and if so, could someone give me exact instructions on how to do it.

I'm pretty new to sims and I've tried downloading one of the teleportation devices and unzipped the file but I don't know where to put it and my computer asks me which program I want to open it with because it doesn't recognize .package files.   Is there a specific folder I need to put it in so that it works in the game?

If so, which folder is it?  What exactly do I do afterward when I open the game again?  How exactly do I get all the sims back?  Do I have to summon one sim at a time?  only two of them are related to each other and the other two are college friends.  

Basically, which EXACT steps do I need to take and which teleporation/summoning object is best to use.  There are so many, it's very confusing.  

Thank you so much!  I REALLY want to get my sims back since I've had them since they were children. :smt120
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2008, 02:29:53 pm »

.package files/CC are to be put in D:\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads

what happened to your Sims is a bug in BV I guess.. Im no expert but just trying to help. Good luck...Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2008, 02:55:14 pm »

Your two Sims are somewhere in vacation and considered as guests ? Have you installed the update for Bon Voyage found on the official site ?
I would use the Insimenator to make them return at their house in university.

It's normal that your computer can't open .package files (you need SimPe or other program). The sites where you download files explain surely what to do with them but ok. :-P
Open your My Documents / EA Games / The Sims 2 and search a Downloads folder. If there isn't any create yourself one folder writed correctly Downloads with the "D" and the "s". Wink Place the package in it.

Load the game and allow the custom content. Go in a family. Desactivate the window on the custom content in the options and save. Go out of the game. Load again, the custom content must be integrated now.

If you have downloaded the Insimenator click somewhere and spawn the "summoner". Click on the box you will have the option to "restore the family". See there. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2008, 03:01:38 pm »

Why don't you use the Insimenator - it has an option called "the summoner". Summon the sims, and try to "add to family", or  simple "move in". Usually, the "move in" option appears, only if your sim is best friend (80/80) to the summoned sim. So, if you want to move him in, increase the relation points until they are best friends.

Doesn't matter which summoner you have. I use Inge's shrub. Download the teleporter+, it has an option to add to family.
 
http://simlogical.com/sl/Sims2Pages/Sims2_Teleporters.htm

All your downloads have to be in one folder, named Downloads (case sensitive). After you extract some zipped file, open the folder (if it has one), or copy the file, and paste it in your Downloads folder (you can open there subfolders such as "clothing", "mods", "objects", "makeup", etc. If you don't have this folder, create a new folder named Downloads in My Documents/EA games/The Sims 2.

I suggest you to download the Sim 2 File Maid. When you download a zipped file, if it has only .package files in it - you drag the zipped file to the "lawn", and it's unzipped and the file is installed in your Downloads folder. If it has a folder in it - you have to unzip it on your desktop, and then drag the folder to the "Lawn".

http://mattwork.potsdam.edu/projects/SimFileMaid/index2.html

You have to use after that the Sim 2 Pack installer, to move the files to their sub-folders (if you have any).
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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2008, 01:32:09 pm »

I used the Insimenator and got all my sims back!!! The lots had to be bulldozed but that's ok.  I got my four favorite sims back!  Thanks everyone!
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