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Pets at University

by Lamare Posted 11th Jun 2018 at 10:12 PM
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This is a set of overrides with a simple goal - to liberate young adults and college neighborhoods from restrictions on pets.

This mod allows young adults and university residents to:
  • Adopt cats and dogs from pet shelter
  • Give them up for adoption
  • Sell and give pets to playable young adults
  • Buy pets in shops from pet displays
  • Hire obedience trainer
  • Have wants and fears about pets
Students living in main 'hood and non-students living on campus will be able to do all these things as well.
At the moment, teens can't take their pets with them by taxi when they're moving to college, but I plan on releasing the mod that allows that.
By the way, small pets, like birds, caged dogs and guinea pigs are allowed in college by default.

Plan of attack
  1. Make sure you have Pets and University expansion packs.
  2. Decide which version of this mod you want and download only one of them.
  3. Choose and download related mods.
  4. Optionally, run HCDU for conflicts.

Additional mods
You'd want to get additional mods that take care of aging, moving out and jobs at university. They are not absolutely necessary, but very much recommended.If you already have a similar mod (e.g. other custom aging controller), you might not need my equivalent. Test for yourself to see if that other mod works for pets at university.

The Sims 2 Pets and University.
I only tested on Ultimate Collection, but I did work on compatibility, so the mod should be good for other configs as well. No confirmation, though.

  • pets-at-university - regular version with all the above features.
  • pets-at-university+noautopetbuy - the difference from the regular version is that uncontrolled playables won't autonomously buy pets from pet displays. (Personal note: You get asked before a pet is added to buyer's family, so I personally don't use this version. I can always say no, but sometimes I want to say yes to random pets.)
Choose only one version of the mod!

HCDU may show possible conflicts with the following mods, but they are resolved.
  • MogHughson's Apartments and Shopping - you can use our mods together and have all the benefits, if my mod loads after Mog's. Both versions of my mod are compatible with Mog's.
  • Pescado's No Autonomous Pet Buying - it's included in the noautopetbuy version of my mod (there's no other way). This means you can remove Pescado's mod, or let my mod load after Pescado's.

This mod may conflict with other mods that override the same resources.

That's it. If you catch a bug or have a suggestion, please post in the comments. Thank you!

Additional Credits:
EA/Maxis, SimPE, Compressorizer, Photoshop.
My thanks to LilSister and gummilutt for testing.
The picture is composed of original Sims 2 renders and some default Photoshop pattern.

This is a multi-part download:

Choose only one version of the mod!
Download files
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
pets-at-university.zip 1.9 KB 1,351 11th Jun 2018
pets-at-university+noautopetbuy.zip 1.9 KB 768 11th Jun 2018
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\


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

Need more information?

Expansion/Stuff packs required:
University Pets

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Type: Global Mods

Tags: #pets, #university, #college, #young adults, #students, #campus, #cats, #dogs, #obedience trainer, #adoption

Also recommended:

Uni aging; YA move out of college; Jobs in University; Pets on Vacation