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Starfleet Career

by Corylea Posted 30th Jul 2016 at 6:00 PM - Updated 27th Mar 2017 at 6:02 PM by Corylea
15 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 4 Thanks Posts
This download is a custom career. This means that you will need the NRaas Careers mod installed in order to use the download in your game.
Just in time for the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, I bring you a Starfleet career.

It's based on Star Trek's original series, so you'll see occasional references to Kirk, Spock, McCoy or Scotty, and the uniforms and career path are all original-series in flavor.

Since unfortunately Starfleet doesn't exist in the present day, this career is only available in the future -- it's based out of the Stellar Observatory rabbithole -- so you'll need the Into the Future expansion pack to play it.

Like all fan-made careers, this one requires the Nraas Career mod, or the career won't exist in your game. You can get the Nraas Career mod at http://nraas.wikispaces.com/Careers .


OVERVIEW
You can get the job by using a computer once you go to Oasis Landing (the future world in Into the Future), or you can go to the Stellar Observatory rabbithole and apply directly there.




The career levels are job descriptions, not just ranks. I figure the progression of Ensign - Lieutenant - Lieutenant Commander - Commander - Captain is not all that interesting; what's interesting is what FUNCTION your sim has in Starfleet. So that's what I gave you. :-)

The Starfleet career has two branches -- the Command track or the Science and Ship's Services track -- and you get to choose a track when you're promoted to 5th level. The Command track uses only base-game and Into the Future skills, so if you have Into the Future, you can play that track.

The Science and Ship's Services track also uses skills that came with Ambitions and University Life, so you'll need those two expansion packs to play that track. (If you don't have the necessary EP's, please don't try to play the Science track, or your sim's skill list will get messed up.)

There are custom tones for this career, including skill-building tones for both the base career and each branch.

There are a LOT of career events and career opportunities included with this career, and by "a lot," I mean 34 of them! They're weighted to come up quite often, so you should get a career event or opportunity nearly every day.

There are custom uniforms for this career, based on the uniforms of the original series.


LEVELS





BRANCHES




TONES




OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS





UNIFORMS




HINTS AND TIPS




I've put a ridiculous amount of time and effort into making this career, so I hope that you'll enjoy it ... and I hope you all enjoy the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. Boldly go!



Other Things That May Improve Your Experience





Thanks and Credits





Additional Credits:
Camikitty, for her Baggy Pants That Work With Boots
Tags: #Star Trek, #Starfleet, #TOS

Age: Adult Elder
Career Type: Fantasy
Chance cards: All

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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StarfleetCareerCorylea.zip | Description: Starfleet career for The Sims 3, by Corylea 5.86 MB 3,140 30th Jul 2016
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1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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Test Subject
THANKS POST
#2 Old 30th Jul 2016 at 6:12 PM
this is literally so wonderful!!! i can see you put a lot of thought and effort and love into this career! bless you and thank you so much!!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#3 Old 30th Jul 2016 at 8:23 PM
This career looks really awesome! Very thematic and well thought out, and I love how it's a future-specific career!
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 30th Jul 2016 at 9:51 PM
Hey! I made one of these too that I was thinking of uploading, though I probably won't now that you've already got one up. Don't want to seem like I'm copying; plus, yours is much, much better than mine. Mine honestly seems kind of... embarrassingly sad in comparison. Unlike yours, however, mine is more designed in the style of the Next Generation trio (TNG, DS9 & VOY).

I do quite like your mod though, so I think might even use it too, even though I know very little about TOS. (I'm personally a BIG Voyager fan. Grew up watching re-runs. Or, most of them were re-runs.) Each career and branch level is thoughtfully designed, as are the events, and making it a future-specific career was a really cool idea. I'm excited to give it a try. Awesome job!
Scholar
Original Poster
#5 Old 30th Jul 2016 at 10:37 PM
Thank you, Loandbehold! I'm really glad you like it, and I hope you'll have a wonderful time playing it. Like many Star Trek fans, I can be ... a little obsessive, and I tend to think about Star Trek more than is strictly sane. But that's probably a good thing when making something as complicated as a career.

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment -- they mean a lot to me. Live long and ... you know.

"You must be the change you want to see in the world." -- Gandhi
Scholar
Original Poster
#6 Old 30th Jul 2016 at 10:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by OkamiFukuro
Hey! I made one of these too that I was thinking of uploading, though I probably won't now that you've already got one up. Don't want to seem like I'm copying; plus, yours is much, much better than mine. Mine honestly seems kind of... embarrassingly sad in comparison. Unlike yours, however, mine is more designed in the style of the Next Generation trio (TNG, DS9 & VOY).


OkamiFukuro, I think there's room for both a 23rd-century Starfleet career (mine), AND a 24th-century Starfleet career (yours). Since it's the 50th anniversary of Star Trek on September 8, 2016, I think the anniversary year should see all the Trek stuff possible.

Mine is TOS-based partly because that's the one *I* grew up on and partly because that 50th anniversary we're celebrating is the beginning of the original series. If you haven't seen TOS, I encourage you to give it a try! It's the reason why people wanted more Trek and why TNG, VOY, and DS9 were made, after all.

If you do decide to watch them, I encourage you to watch them in the order in which they were made, rather than the order in which they were aired. When TOS was made, they were making up the backstory at a furious rate, and for the first several episodes, they hadn't yet figured out who sent this ship out there, who she belonged to, or what a Vulcan was supposed to be like. And Gene Coon didn't even CREATE the Prime Directive until partway through the first season, which is why Kirk sometimes seems to break it, early on. You can find the order in which the episodes were made at the Star Trek wiki's TOS page.

"You must be the change you want to see in the world." -- Gandhi
Scholar
Original Poster
#7 Old 30th Jul 2016 at 10:51 PM
Aw, thanks, Camkitty; I'm so glad you like the way it turned out! And thanks again for the use of your pants!

"You must be the change you want to see in the world." -- Gandhi
Mad Poster
THANKS POST
#8 Old 31st Jul 2016 at 12:18 AM
I'm not downloading this until someone makes proper TNG-style outfits.
Oh, and the wages are a little low. If a civilian in the highest level of the Business career makes §331 an hour, surely the highest position in all of Starfleet should bank at least twice that.
Scholar
Original Poster
#9 Old 31st Jul 2016 at 12:46 AM Last edited by Corylea : 31st Jul 2016 at 1:07 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrijzePilion
I'm not downloading this until someone makes proper TNG-style outfits.
Oh, and the wages are a little low. If a civilian in the highest level of the Business career makes §331 an hour, surely the highest position in all of Starfleet should bank at least twice that.


Since this is a TOS career, TOS uniforms ARE proper. You can wear anything you want of course -- Plan Outfit is always open to you -- but it seems very odd to me to complain that a career contains the uniforms that are appropriate to its era.

Starfleet is a quasi-military, quasi-governmental organization during the TOS era, and neither the military nor the government is known for having huge salaries. I'd expect civilians who own businesses would earn more -- probably much more -- than the upper echelons of Starfleet, not less. I only made the Starfleet salaries as high as I did because the salaries for the Astronomer career are fairly high, so I figured the monetary scale in Oasis Landing was somewhat different.

But that's okay -- as always, if you don't like something, you don't have to download it. Simple!

"You must be the change you want to see in the world." -- Gandhi
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 31st Jul 2016 at 1:39 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corylea
OkamiFukuro, I think there's room for both a 23rd-century Starfleet career (mine), AND a 24th-century Starfleet career (yours). Since it's the 50th anniversary of Star Trek on September 8, 2016, I think the anniversary year should see all the Trek stuff possible.

Mine is TOS-based partly because that's the one *I* grew up on and partly because that 50th anniversary we're celebrating is the beginning of the original series. If you haven't seen TOS, I encourage you to give it a try! It's the reason why people wanted more Trek and why TNG, VOY, and DS9 were made, after all.

If you do decide to watch them, I encourage you to watch them in the order in which they were made, rather than the order in which they were aired. When TOS was made, they were making up the backstory at a furious rate, and for the first several episodes, they hadn't yet figured out who sent this ship out there, who she belonged to, or what a Vulcan was supposed to be like. And Gene Coon didn't even CREATE the Prime Directive until partway through the first season, which is why Kirk sometimes seems to break it, early on. You can find the order in which the episodes were made at the Star Trek wiki's TOS page.


I've wanted to give it a try; I've seen clips here and there (Tribbles, mostly, because they are adorable) I just can't gather the incentive to actually start, haha. I'm such a big lover of Voyager, it's the only one I really want to watch. (I plan to go to Fan Expo this year to meet Kate Mulgrew, as Janeway is my favourite, and I'm also desperate for a model of Voyager to put on my desk, no matter how expensive). I've even been converting TS2/XNALara stuff to TS3, if that shows the depth of my obsession. :P)

But with that being said, once I've tweaked things a bit more (I'm trying to figure out how to add events, and trying to decide what events to put in; probably all Voyager related since that's all I know; I'm probably going to have to BS a few of them (I mean, how can I not add an event involving Tribbles? <3) and how to add career outfits [which I am actually attempting to make]) I might just upload mine as well, since you don't mind.

(By the way, if I have any issues with figuring things out, would you mind terribly if I pm'd you with questions? If not, that's okay.)
Scholar
Original Poster
#11 Old 31st Jul 2016 at 2:19 AM
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Originally Posted by OkamiFukuro
I'm such a big lover of Voyager, it's the only one I really want to watch.

That's amusing, because I'm in the opposite situation. I first saw TOS in 1969 and was crazy about it for years. Then in 1986 I moved in with a man who thought that television was the root of all evil, so we didn't have one in the house. When TNG came out in 1987, not only did I not watch it, but I didn't even know it was ON.

So I didn't see any of the other Treks until about a year ago, when I told my husband that I was going to watch Star Trek, no matter what he thought. So I've seen seven episodes of TNG, one episode of DS9, and the first two seasons of Voyager. I quite like Voyager, partly because the combination of a dynamic captain, a loyal Vulcan, and a snarky doctor is an easy one for a TOS fan to love, partly because I love watching a female captain geek out with a female chief engineer.

But now it's the anniversary year, and I really need to start making up my deficit in other Treks; I plan to watch all of them (though probably not all before the end of the calendar year ).

Quote:
Originally Posted by OkamiFukuro
But with that being said, once I've tweaked things a bit more (I'm trying to figure out how to add events, and trying to decide what events to put in; probably all Voyager related since that's all I know; I'm probably going to have to BS a few of them (I mean, how can I not add an event involving Tribbles? <3) and how to add career outfits [which I am actually attempting to make]) I might just upload mine as well, since you don't mind.

(By the way, if I have any issues with figuring things out, would you mind terribly if I pm'd you with questions? If not, that's okay.)

I have a chronic illness that greatly limits me, so I can be slow to answer PM's. But yeah, you can talk to me if you get stuck. If I take awhile to answer, I'm not ignoring you, I'm just sick again.

What I did was read the Nraas career tutorial, then open up the Nraas Mobster career and the EA careers and look though all the files and try to figure out how it all worked. Feel free to open up my career and see how I've done everything. I didn't copy Twallan's or EA's words, but I did copy their methods, and I recommend that! I used Notepad Plus Plus to edit the XML's; I found that MUCH easier than editing the XML's in S3PE or Nraas Packer. Notepad++ is free, so it's readily available.

Best of luck! I hope you make something fabulous for all the Voyager lovers out there.

"You must be the change you want to see in the world." -- Gandhi
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 31st Jul 2016 at 3:03 AM
Watching Janeway and Torres geek out is an amazing thing (especially when they originally weren't particularly fond of each other), plus, the Doctor is great. He's definitely one of my favourite male characters, behind Q. You'll have fun with Q in season 3, let me tell you. (I won't spoil it, but the episode he appears in made me ship Janeway/Q. They are now tied with Janeway/Paris at the top of my list, haha)

No problem. I have a bunch of other projects that I'm working on, so you don't have to worry about replying right away, I totally understand. I was just hoping to have the option to contact you if things end up getting really messed up on my end. I'm sad to hear that you're so sick though; hopefully this bout of it will go away soon so you can start feeling better.

So far, I've kind of been following the Nraas tutorial, so presumably everything is working okay. I downloaded Notepad++ when I first started, otherwise I think I would've lost my mind trying to make this thing. Fingers crossed that I don't have any issues or that if I do, it'll be an easy fix. I'm thinking the opportunities might cause the biggest problem, since they require the Sims to actually go places and do things, but we'll see what happens. That and uniforms. Might not bother with those after all.

Instead of filling up your comments page with us talking back and forth, I'll PM you to let you know if things go well or if I need help, unless you'd prefer to talk here.

Thanks again for the awesome career and for all your help.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#13 Old 31st Jul 2016 at 2:46 PM
You Rock. Thank You!
Mad Poster
#14 Old 1st Aug 2016 at 10:04 PM
Totally forgot it's Star Trek's anniversary. Hope that means there will be more Star Trek content made for TS3. Anything goes as long as it isn't TOS, I don't care in the slightest for TOS.

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Test Subject
#15 Old 10th Oct 2016 at 5:26 PM
Great work,but i have some problem here:mine uniform didn't change automatelly in the game,it changed to “work outfit” ,but sim did't on the starfleet uniform like they should be.they looks like they still on their everyday outfit,should i do some setting? LLAP
Scholar
Original Poster
#16 Old 11th Oct 2016 at 2:53 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by merlingod
Great work,but i have some problem here:mine uniform didn't change automatelly in the game,it changed to “work outfit” ,but sim did't on the starfleet uniform like they should be.they looks like they still on their everyday outfit,should i do some setting? LLAP


When I was testing, most of the time they got the right outfit, but once in awhile, something glitched, and they wouldn't get it. Intermittent problems are almost impossible to track down!

So I suggest that you simply go to the dresser, use "Plan Outfit," and manually change their career outfit to the Starfleet uniform. The shirts and pants should still be in the game, even if you didn't get them automatically.

"You must be the change you want to see in the world." -- Gandhi