The Sims Medieval – How To Start A New Ambition Without Rebuilding Your Kingdom
Having finished The Sims Medieval Review, I plowed on through the last few quest points I needed to complete my current ambition. That’s when I discovered that the game doesn’t allow you to take your existing kingdom with you in order to tackle the next ambition.
Fortunately this isn’t the case, assuming you haven’t already used up all your quest points on your current ambition you can follow the steps detailed on the EA forums by WizardDani:
Note. You can actually play too if you already ran out of QPs using the cheat “showallvalidquests”, and everything will work fine, but you won’t be able to earn Kingdom Points. There’s no XP either, but you will gain XP by completing quests.
Play your kingdom till you almost run out of your quest points. It’s important that you don’t run out of your quest points. Save and quit your game.
Go to your “My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims Medieval\Saves” folder.
Create a “Backup” folder and copy there your kingdom save game (let’s suppose it’s named “Kingdom1”). In our case it will be a folder named “Kingdom1.tsm” with 3 files in it.
Run The Sims Medieval again and complete the New Beginnings ambition by spending all your remaining QPs.
Now you have new ambitions to choose. Choose any and start a new kingdom.
As soon as the new kingdom loads up, save the game and name it whatever you want, we will call it “Kingdom2”.
Quit the game and go again to MyDocs\…\Saves folder.
You’re now supposed to see 3 folders: Backup, Kingdom1.tsm and Kingdom2.tsm.
Open Backup and you’ll see Kingdom1.tsm (which is a previous stage of the original Kingdom1.tsm in Saves folder). Open Kingdom1.tsm (the one in BACKUP, NOT IN SAVES folder) and copy the file “WorldCastle_0x00000000.nhd”.
Now go to Saves folder and open the folder “Kingdom2.tsm” and paste it there.
It’ll ask you if you want to replace the file, click YES.
Load The Sims Medieval and now you can play your Kingdom with the new ambition your selected. Follow this workaround for quest points to make your life easier.
Enable “testingcheatsenabled” in your “C:\Program files\Electronic Arts\The Sims Medieval\GameData\Shared\NonPackaged\Ini”.
Right click “Commands” and click properties. Tick off “Read only” if it isn’t already and click accept.
Now open “Commands” using WordPad and you’ll see “testingcheatsenabled=0”. Change “0” to “1” and save.
With this enabled, once you’re in the kingdom, you can open up the cheat box (CTRL+SHIFT+C) and type in “setqp (number)”, making you able to set as many QPs as you wish in the kingdom.
For example, if you’re wanting to play as legit as possible, you’d type: setqp 50
You can repeat this process as many times as you want whenever you’re wanting to change ambition. But remember, it is extremely important to not run out of Quest Points.