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Old 11-23-2011, 09:54 AM   #1
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Question Sims 3 Pets...Magic Gnomes?!

Hello, it's Colorful CrAzYoNzZ, your local Sims Fanatic. I just got the Sims 3 Pets expansion for my birthday, and I was super-excited. I have been playing it for hours a day and love everything abou it!

Except for two things. One is a glitch that causes Sims or pets in the game to randomly freeze while their needs still drop, and without intervention, the Sim or pet can die even though they are frozen in place. I hope a patch will fix this.

The other problem is why I am here today. Out of nowhere, these wierd things have been appearing all over my house in random locations. I think they are called magic gnomes, as they can move around at will. One is a pink bunny, the other is a dog dressed in gnome clothes (pointy hat, jacket, ect.) and they are quite annoying.

I looked them up on Google and can't find any solid information on what they do or why they appear. If anyone knows what they do, or how to make them stop showing up, please enlighten me. I usually sell them, but I can't figure out how to get them to stop showing up in my home.

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Old 11-23-2011, 10:26 AM   #2
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Did you put in a cheat for the gnomes to show up? If not, then it's probably just a hidden unintentional glitch you ran into, in which case you'll have to deal with it until EA patches it.
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:00 AM   #3
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I didn't put in a cheat for it to happen...I've heard about the magic gnomes before, but never had a problem with them until I installed the Sims 3 Pets expansion. They will randomly pop up and then disappear...or move to a different room or something daily. I thought it was cute at first, but now it just gets on my nerves... :/
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Old 11-23-2011, 11:04 PM   #4
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Hopefully, you don't have a really far save yet, because the best I can guess is that something went wrong in installation, and you will have to re-install it. Re-install The Sims 3 Pets, and only the Sims 3 Pets. Hope that helps
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:33 AM   #5
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I don't think it's a glitch, I asked on the Sims 3 website and a bunch of the other players said they have them too. I just wish I could find a way to turn them off or something.
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Hmmm... It is most likely a glitch, and a bad one at that in the game itself, and you will need to get a patch. Not to worry, if most people are having the issue, I'd imagine a patch is not far off.
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Well, recently there have been no gnomes. :3

I downloaded a game update and they just stopped, so maybe that fixed the glitch.

Yay! ^_^
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That would be the reason, game updates/patch. Glad it worked out for ya.
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