67,870,516 visitors since 2 February 2002 

Knowledge Database >> The Sims 1 >> Expansion Packs >> View Question
Knowledge - Question
My Sim can't call some of the neighbors (NOT TOWNIES) even after they have met downtown, Why? What can I do to get them on my call list?
Asked at 16:49 on Wednesday 18 February 2004 by milana (milstaxi) Report this Question


6 Answers
Have you checked to make sure that the neighbors you want to call have telephones phones on their lot? If they do, you should be able to call them. They also have to live in the same neighborhood as your Sim.
Answered at 19:55 on Thursday 19 February 2004 by Dave (hardhatdc)
Answer Rating: Not Rated Yet.
Report this Answer

REPLY TO ANSWER GIVEN BY DAVE: Thank you for your reply. The Sims (not on calling list) do have phones and are in the same neighborhood. MY Sim is on their calling list but they are not on mine. I do have lots of other neighbors and townies that come up when I use my phone. I even tried deleting my old phones adding new ones, going downtown and remeeting them- but still the Sims I'd like to invite over are not on my list. The other Sims are new to the neighborhood. Any suggestions? Anyone?
Answered at 16:05 on Friday 20 February 2004 by milana (milstaxi)
Answer Rating: Not Rated Yet.
Report this Answer

Sorry if I was asking the obvious in my previous response....

Are you running Makin' Magic? If so, it could be a glitch in the game. I have tried to call neighbors and the game responded with the message "[So-and-so] is already on your lot, why don't you go outside and speak to them". No one was on the lot and, eventually, I received a message that the neighbor in question had died. This may be a question for the Maxis folks unless someone else can help out....
Answered at 08:46 on Saturday 21 February 2004 by Dave (hardhatdc)
Answer Rating: Not Rated Yet.
Report this Answer

RESPONSE TO DAVE: Hi Dave, Thanks for your response. I don't have makin' magic. Maybe I will have to ask the Maxi people. Thanks anyway:)
Answered at 06:17 on Sunday 22 February 2004 by milana (milstaxi)
Answer Rating: Not Rated Yet.
Report this Answer

reply to dave: that happened to me before. its because the sim was stuck on your lot, not physically, but just wouldnt get off due to a glitch. you should use move_objects on and delete them. then they'll be good as new in their own home.
Answered at 00:02 on Thursday 5 August 2004 by GloBee (GloBeeMonkey)
Answer Rating: Not Rated Yet.
Report this Answer

That is a portal problem, it crops up a lot in the original game when portals just disappear for no good reason. Subsequent expansion packs added a "repair" routine (for want of a better phrase) to minimise this behaviour, I've never seen it happen with subsequent EPs, just in the original game.
Answered at 02:09 on Thursday 5 August 2004 by Neil Jones (NKTP)
Answer Rating: Not Rated Yet.
Report this Answer


Answer This Question

Do not give away serial numbers! Doing so will result in a ban without warning!

Only members can answer questions. If you are registered, login here. You can register for free here.

Enter your answer: