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Job options mod set

by Lamare Posted 18th Jan 2018 at 7:41 PM - Updated 5th Apr 2019 at 5:15 PM by Lamare
55 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 14 Thanks Posts
This is a set of global mods that change a few things about jobs.
Some of this stuff may have been done before, like uni jobs in Inteen, as I've heard. But I love job related mods and couldn't help making them. Some of them still may be useful. Pick and choose. Separate packages should make it easier.

Mods in this set:
Updates
05.04.2019: Fixed YA-work-wants-fears to liberate wants to join specific careers
28 July 2018: Added choose-career-type+teens version and updated cheat-only version
25 June 2018: Choose-career-type: combined versions Pets-AL and added Cheat-only version
17 Feb. 2018: YA-work-wants-fears updated with new lifted want restrictions (enter career track).

If you have been testing these mods earlier, please remove testing package before adding any of these. I think, it's called "job-options-lamare.package".
Thank you!

Choose part-time or full-time career type
Features & Versions (choose one):
  • choose-career-type
    • Adults, young adults and elders can choose between part-time and full-time jobs. A dialog pops up when your sim is about to use computer or paper to find a job.
    • Teens are still limited to part-time jobs.
    • Debug interaction on a newspaper provides choice as well (by Shift-click with cheats enabled). Young adults, adults and elders see both part-time and full-time menu options.
  • choose-career-type+teens
    • Sims, including teens, can choose between part-time and full-time jobs. A dialog pops up when your sim is about to use computer or paper to find a job.
    • Debug interaction on a newspaper provides choice as well (Shift-click with cheats enabled). Teens, young adults, adults and elders see both part-time and full-time menu options.
  • choose-career-type-CheatOnly
    • Normal job-seeking interaction is not modded at all.
    • Debug interaction on a newspaper (Shift-click with cheats enabled) provides both part-time and full-time options for teens, young adults, adults and elders.
Requirements:
  • Tested on UC (AL/M&G game version).
  • If your latest EP is Pets or later, it might work for you too (test in testing 'hood first just in case).
  • CheatOnly version might work on even lower game versions, but I can't test and confirm.
Compatibility:
  • All versions should be compatible with Pescado's Harder jobs and Cyjon's Job Stopinator.
  • All versions conflict with Pescado's no-age-discrimination. (Though, my mod seems to offer more options in this regard.)
  • CheatOnly version shouldn't conflict with InTeen. Other versions probably do.
  • This mod may conflict with mods that override the same resources:
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Ask before promoting
Features:
  • Promotions are mostly offered instead of being pushed on sims and pets. A dialog pops up for player to accept or decline new position.
  • Regular promotion offer for job performance:
    • By default, the chance of getting it is 100%, provided sims qualify for the next level, but it can be altered with lower promotion chance mod.
  • Promotions on special occasions:
    • When a random boss's cousin promises promotion (networking bonus), after the next work day, sims are presented with an offer.
    • When a colleague pulls some strings (good relationships or love?), sims get an offer.
  • Better promotion deal:
    • Sims have a 40% chance of getting second offer, after they decline the first one, provided they qualify and have good job performance.
    • Better promotion deal takes sims to even higher position (skip level), but never to the top.
  • Goes without offering:
    • all kinds of penalties, demotions, firings;
    • promotions caused by chance cards.
  • This mod applies to full-time, part-time and pet career tracks.
Versions:
  • ask-before-promotion
Requirements:
  • Requires Apartment Life or Mansions and Gardens
Compatibility:
  • Should be compatible with Pescado's Harder jobs and Cyjon's Job Stopinator.
  • May conflict with Pescado's jobfixes. Looks like it's for OFB jobs. Haven't played them much, so don't know what is wrong with them and what jobfixes fix.
  • This mod may conflict with mods that use the same resources:
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Jobs in University 'hood
Features:
  • Sims and pets can work while being in university 'hood.
    • Sims from teen to elder, including young adults, can find a job on computer and newspaper.
    • Sims can find a job for their cats and dogs living with them on campus.
  • The game processes jobs properly on University lots (for example, checks for being late) and shows you job-related notifications.
  • Working sims and/or pets get carpool to work.
  • Note: If you get "no more offers" message, try again and you'll get job offers. It may happen when you've just installed the mod or just moved in (some stuff needs time/nudge to update).
Versions (choose one):
  • jobs-in-uni-for-all - for sims and pets
  • jobs-in-uni-only-sims - for people only
  • jobs-in-uni-only-pets - for animals only
Requirements:
  • Requires Apartment Life or Mansions and Gardens
Compatibility:
  • Probably conflicts with InTeen.
  • This mod may conflict with mods that use the same resources:
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Young adults want and fear work
Features:
  • Young adults can have wishes and fears about work: find a job, go to work, get a promotion, etc.
Versions:
  • YA-work-wants-fears
Requirements:
  • Requires any EP from Nightlife or higher (but I only tested on UC).
Compatibility:
  • This mod may conflict with mods that use the same resources:

See also: related mods

Additional Credits:
The Sims 2 team, SimPE team, MTS & Wiki, and also lientebollemeis and LilSister for testing and feedback.

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

Sims 2

This is a multi-part download:


Choose no more than one mod of each type
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
ask-before-promotion.zip | Description: promotions are offered 1.6 KB 1,533 18th Jan 2018
choose-career-type-AL.zip | Description: any job type - for young adults, adults, elders (Pets-AL) 45.1 KB 2,571 25th Jun 2018
jobs-in-uni-for-all.zip | Description: jobs on campus - for sims and pets 721 Bytes 1,151 18th Jan 2018
jobs-in-uni-only-sims.zip | Description: jobs on campus - for people only 606 Bytes 708 18th Jan 2018
jobs-in-uni-only-pets.zip | Description: jobs on campus - for animals only 601 Bytes 357 18th Jan 2018
YA-work-wants-fears.zip | Description: students may have job related wants and fears 854 Bytes 1,047 5th Apr 2019
choose-career-type-CheatOnly.zip | Description: any job type - only cheat interaction (*NEW*) 378 Bytes 270 28th Jul 2018
choose-career-type+teens.zip | Description: any job type - for all including teens (Pets-AL) (*NEW*) 45.0 KB 574 28th Jul 2018
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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just a girl
Original Poster
#2 Old 18th Jan 2018 at 8:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lientebollemeis
I am so glad this finally has been officially uploaded.
I'll need to look for the tryout versions and replace them with these. I waited so long for this. Thank you so much.

Oh! thanks for reminding me to add that information. I knew I forgot something.
just a girl
Original Poster
#3 Old 18th Jan 2018 at 10:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by frogz2007
Just wanted to report that it doesn't seem to work with a Double Deluxe configuration (it causes no errors on either the paper or computer. It's just that no dialog pops up). I only tried it since you said you can't test other configs so I wanted to try it for you.

You mean Double Deluxe with nothing else? I'm sorry, I must've worded it badly. I had no doubt that it needs Pets or later, no less. It's that I can't test "Pets or later", only M&G.
Scholar
#4 Old 18th Jan 2018 at 10:38 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lamare
You mean Double Deluxe with nothing else? I'm sorry, I must've worded it badly. I had no doubt that it needs Pets or later, no less. It's that I can't test "Pets or later", only M&G.


Yep! that's what I meant. Well, it's obviously a very well made mod since virtually ALL mods I've ever used with a lower configuration requirement have either caused jump bugs or have even hard-crashed the whole game before it even loads fully. Good on you for making this.
just a girl
Original Poster
#5 Old 22nd Jan 2018 at 8:52 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by frogz2007
Yep! that's what I meant. Well, it's obviously a very well made mod since virtually ALL mods I've ever used with a lower configuration requirement have either caused jump bugs or have even hard-crashed the whole game before it even loads fully. Good on you for making this.

To be fair, you got lucky.

Quote:
Originally Posted by LilSister
I've updated the testing mods with the official versions. Your mods have become such a core part of my game. I love the having the option of not accepting a promotion. Sometimes due to childcare needs it's more cost effective for some of my Sim parents to remain at a certain level because of the hours. Thank you for enhancing our gameplay.

Hours is one of my main reasons too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pizzaeatingmonster
Thanks, this works great. Also just curious what language that is in the screenshots?

Weird mix of English and Russian. At the time I took them, I didn't know how to display hardcoded strings in any language I want. I hope they're good enough to get an idea of what they mean.
just a girl
Original Poster
#6 Old 22nd Jan 2018 at 5:26 PM
@Charmful, you mean "choose-career-type"? There shouldn't be any consequences of removal. This mod affects finding the job.
If you find out that part-time job somehow interferes with moving, please let me know the details. I move sims back and forth, since I'm also testing moving process, and no disappearing happened so far. Thanks.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 28th Jan 2018 at 7:26 PM
Quick question: Will this allow Young Adult Sims to go to college and work at the same time? If so, you does the UI show this? Thanks!
just a girl
Original Poster
#8 Old 28th Jan 2018 at 7:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abulph
Quick question: Will this allow Young Adult Sims to go to college and work at the same time? If so, you does the UI show this? Thanks!

Yes to first question. The hours may overlap sometimes, so your sims may have to juggle their schedules a bit, but that's life - being a working student isn't easy.
Second question - no, unless you use a hack like this: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=601315
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 28th Jan 2018 at 11:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lamare
Yes to first question. The hours may overlap sometimes, so your sims may have to juggle their schedules a bit, but that's life - being a working student isn't easy.
Second question - no, unless you use a hack like this: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=601315


Thank you so much! I know I'm going to be using this regularly!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 31st Jan 2018 at 6:28 PM
I love this mod, but the description states that the mod probably conflicts with InTeen. Can anyone who's used it confirm whether or not it does conflict with InTeen?
just a girl
Original Poster
#11 Old 1st Feb 2018 at 7:23 AM Last edited by Lamare : 1st Feb 2018 at 11:21 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nukk
I love this mod, but the description states that the mod probably conflicts with InTeen. Can anyone who's used it confirm whether or not it does conflict with InTeen?

Which one? Choose career type? ETA: I think InTeen lets teens get adults' jobs. So, if my "Choose career type" loads after InTeen you lose that option, but get my options instead (which are teens are bound to part-time jobs and older sims can choose).
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 1st Feb 2018 at 5:38 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lamare
Which one? Choose career type? ETA: I think InTeen lets teens get adults' jobs. So, if my "Choose career type" loads after InTeen you lose that option, but get my options instead (which are teens are bound to part-time jobs and older sims can choose).


Sorry for not specifying--that is what I meant. Thank you!
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