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Opportunity phone call fix (and more)

by nikel23 Posted 27th Jul 2015 at 10:51 PM - Updated 14th Aug 2015 at 7:29 AM by nikel23
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If you have Into The Future, you may have noticed that you rarely (or even almost never) receive any skill opportunity phone calls in your base world, apart from the celebrity opportunities (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE2eNrvWpvg). This bug is caused by having Into The Future itself, so if you don't have it, you don't need this fix.

I love opportunities. I really love it. A lot of people I know don't really appreciate opportunities because it's deemed as "unfit" for a sandbox simulation game and repetitive. But to me, the regular Sim's lives themselves are repetitive, and opportunities are a nice addition for a side quest for Sims to complete when I'm bored. Yes, some opportunities may repeat, but I can complete and cancel them anytime I want. Besides, many opportunities actually provide cool benefits that are part of the game as well, like Omni Plants, resurrecting a ghost, and new writing genres. Being prevented from experiencing these opportunities seems infuriating, at least for me.

Technical information about the bug


I've removed the tag and reduced all the weighted chances of these opportunities to 5 to match the others. Only ITF skill opportunities are affected. This does not eliminate ITF skill opportunities, but rather, merely makes them have equal chance with the rest skill opportunities.

I've included an additional separate mod, called "More opportunity phone calls.package". This mod increases the chance you will receive a phone call. By default, your Sim will get an opportunity phone call between 1-3 days. This mod changes the value so you will get an opportunity phone call every day, because I still think opportunities are quite rare. You won't get any phone calls while an opportunity is still going. I think not many people will want it to occur so often, which is why I decided to separate it.

Opportunity phone call fix.package will conflict with mods that modify Opportunities_EP11.XML. It requires ITF, or it will just do nothing.

More opportunity phone calls.package will conflict with mods that modify OpportunityManager.XML. The mod is for base game, so you can use it even if you don't have ITF installed.

This mod is made with patch 1.67. To use it, just put it in your Mods folder.

Additional Credits:
Huge thanks to the anonymous user who has helped me figure out what caused the bug. Screenshot was found from Google. Source: http://brontoforum.us/viewtopic.php?t=338&start=180
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Nikel23 - Opportunity phone call fix.rar 13.7 KB 16,056 27th Jul 2015
Nikel23 - More opportunity phone calls.rar 1.1 KB 5,949 27th Jul 2015
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
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Test Subject
#51 Old 16th May 2017 at 3:31 AM
This mod conflicts with More or Less Gigs for Bands and Music Opportunities for your Sims (Late Night) - 1.63 - 1.67
by NonaMena, this is sad, because I have the late night expansion pack and I don't ever receive calls with opportunities for a gig.
Test Subject
#52 Old 14th Jul 2017 at 1:39 AM
Super thanks for this - I was getting zero opportunity calls!
Test Subject
#53 Old 31st Jul 2017 at 6:11 PM
From your description, it almost seems like the devs thought the opportunity checks were the other way around: excluding those with inappropriate subworld tags, then rolling the remaining, which would have made the IFT opportunities override the other skill opportunities in Oasis Landing only.

Thanks for this, though, I can see how that would be problematic!
Test Subject
#54 Old 3rd Aug 2017 at 11:59 AM
#55 Old 12th Mar 2018 at 8:15 PM
I've been wondering why my sims seem to be getting more hangup calls since installing ITF!
Test Subject
#56 Old 28th Mar 2018 at 8:35 PM
I loved these little phone calls, they're part of what made the sims 3 such a fun game to me.
Lab Assistant
#57 Old 5th Jun 2018 at 4:06 AM
I waited 8 sim-weeks for the "Oh My Ghost!" opportunity... Hope this'll fix any future ones.
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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Into the Future

Built with Game Version: 1.67

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Type: Fixed

Tags: #opportunity, #opportunities, #phone, #call, #bug, #fix