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Anonymous
March 27, 2005 2:53:36 PM

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I never get any abduction, no matter how much time my Sims spend gazing at
the stars. Does a particular option need to be turned on? Is it a known bug,
or just bad luck?

Thanks

Arnaud.

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Anonymous
March 27, 2005 2:53:37 PM

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"Arnaud" <arnaud.g@NOSPAMnoos.fr> wrote in message
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> I never get any abduction, no matter how much time my Sims spend gazing at
> the stars. Does a particular option need to be turned on? Is it a known
bug,
> or just bad luck?
>
> Thanks
>
> Arnaud.
>
>

In addition to the advice given, unless you're using an abduction cheat, you
have to be playing men in Strangetown. That's the only neighborhood they get
abducted in.

Kelly
Anonymous
March 27, 2005 3:43:43 PM

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Arnaud wrote:
> I never get any abduction, no matter how much time my Sims spend gazing at
> the stars. Does a particular option need to be turned on? Is it a known bug,
> or just bad luck?
>
> Thanks
>
> Arnaud.

It takes an average of 2 weeks of constant staring. They need to be full
logic skill (or it just took that long!) and have the expensive
microscope. Kidnappings happened between 11 and 2 am. They'll be gone 4
hours.

I turned aging off so I could have time to wait. Keep waiting.

-georg
4 daddies, 6 alien babies, no twins.
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Anonymous
March 27, 2005 5:40:40 PM

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Am Sun, 27 Mar 2005 10:53:36 +0200 schrieb Arnaud:

> I never get any abduction, no matter how much time my Sims spend gazing at
> the stars. Does a particular option need to be turned on? Is it a known bug,
> or just bad luck?

I had the same problem. I then forced an abduction.
Press CTRL-Shift-C, type in boolprop testingCheatsEnabled true, then
shift-click on the telescope and choose who you want to get abducted.
Remember to turn the cheat off: boolprop testingCheatsEnabled false.

If you get any weird messages popping up during this telling you about an
error, always (!) choose "reset". That way no error will happen.

The boolprop cheat can really screw up your game, I only turn it on when
absolutely necessary (like finally getting an alien baby after I don't know
how many weeks of playing Sims2.

Dorte
Anonymous
March 27, 2005 7:40:40 PM

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georg wrote:

> It takes an average of 2 weeks of constant staring. They
> need to be full logic skill (or it just took that long!)
> and have the expensive microscope. Kidnappings happened
> between 11 and 2 am. They'll be gone 4 hours.

Have all your family members fed and otherwise taken care for.
Have the potential abductee's bars all full in the green. Let
abductee stargaze. Save. Fast forward. If no abduction, leave to
neighbourhood without saving. Repeat until abducted.

T.
Anonymous
March 27, 2005 7:49:26 PM

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Oh no it isn't - it's just less common in other neighbourhoods.

Best wishes
Maxon

"Kelly Cobb" <kelly.cobb@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>
>
> In addition to the advice given, unless you're using an abduction cheat,
you
> have to be playing men in Strangetown. That's the only neighborhood they
get
> abducted in.
>
> Kelly
>
>
Anonymous
March 27, 2005 7:49:27 PM

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"Maxon" <jen.magson@NOSPAMntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> Oh no it isn't - it's just less common in other neighbourhoods.
>
> Best wishes
> Maxon
>
My apologies...I've never had it happen anywhere but Strangetown. I must not
be playing enough.:o ) You know, I've been looking for a reason to quit my
job...

Kelly
Anonymous
March 27, 2005 9:12:58 PM

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Kelly Cobb wrote:

>
> In addition to the advice given, unless you're using an abduction cheat, you
> have to be playing men in Strangetown. That's the only neighborhood they get
> abducted in.
>
> Kelly
>
>

I made my own neighborhood. Works fine.

-georg
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 12:09:13 AM

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Tee hee - there you are then. Are you saying I play a lot?

Best wishes
Maxon


"Kelly Cobb" <kelly.cobb@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Maxon" <jen.magson@NOSPAMntlworld.com> wrote in message
> news:aCA1e.1724$lA5.1640@newsfe1-win.ntli.net...
> > Oh no it isn't - it's just less common in other neighbourhoods.
> >
> > Best wishes
> > Maxon
> >
> My apologies...I've never had it happen anywhere but Strangetown. I must
not
> be playing enough.:o ) You know, I've been looking for a reason to quit my
> job...
>
> Kelly
>
>
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 12:09:14 AM

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"Maxon" <jen.magson@NOSPAMntlworld.com> wrote in message
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> Tee hee - there you are then. Are you saying I play a lot?
>
> Best wishes
> Maxon
>
>
Nah...you've just been lucky. I have had two sets of twins, though, so I
don't feel so bad.

Kelly
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 2:40:16 PM

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Thanks to all who offered their advice. This is a really friendly newsgroup
:) 

Arnaud.

"georg" <thegeorg@stny.rr.com> a écrit dans le message de news:
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> Kelly Cobb wrote:
>
>>
>> In addition to the advice given, unless you're using an abduction cheat,
>> you
>> have to be playing men in Strangetown. That's the only neighborhood they
>> get
>> abducted in.
>>
>> Kelly
>>
>>
>
> I made my own neighborhood. Works fine.
>
> -georg
Anonymous
March 28, 2005 10:28:22 PM

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"Arnaud" <arnaud.g@NOSPAMnoos.fr> wrote in message
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>I never get any abduction, no matter how much time my Sims spend gazing at
>the stars. Does a particular option need to be turned on? Is it a known
>bug, or just bad luck?
>

One thing I haven't seen mentioned but does seem to affect whether my sims
get abducted is to hit the Tab key when you want to have your sim use the
telescope, which turns on mouselook, then scan the skies to see if you can
see an alien ship floating around up there. When I've seen that, the sim's
been abducted. When there wasn't one there (and they're very uncommon), the
sim wasn't abducted.

I have had it happen outside Strangetown.

C
Anonymous
March 29, 2005 1:43:39 AM

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Hi

I found its usually knowledge sims who get abducted, Benjamin Long usually
does, you dont need all the logic points, but you need the expensive
telescope..

Julia
"georg" <thegeorg@stny.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Arnaud wrote:
>> I never get any abduction, no matter how much time my Sims spend gazing
>> at the stars. Does a particular option need to be turned on? Is it a
>> known bug, or just bad luck?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Arnaud.
>
> It takes an average of 2 weeks of constant staring. They need to be full
> logic skill (or it just took that long!) and have the expensive
> microscope. Kidnappings happened between 11 and 2 am. They'll be gone 4
> hours.
>
> I turned aging off so I could have time to wait. Keep waiting.
>
> -georg
> 4 daddies, 6 alien babies, no twins.
Anonymous
March 29, 2005 1:15:05 PM

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"Charles Whitney" <cbillingsw@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Arnaud" <arnaud.g@NOSPAMnoos.fr> wrote in message
> news:42467455$0$27337$79c14f64@nan-newsreader-06.noos.net...
>>I never get any abduction, no matter how much time my Sims spend gazing at
>>the stars. Does a particular option need to be turned on? Is it a known
>>bug, or just bad luck?
>>
>
> One thing I haven't seen mentioned but does seem to affect whether my sims
> get abducted is to hit the Tab key when you want to have your sim use the
> telescope, which turns on mouselook,
>
Oh, I like that term! 8)
Mouselook. Yes.
Especially as you can get right down to floorboard level.

Granny.
!