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Majors Made Easier

by FrikaC Posted 1st Dec 2005 at 11:49 AM - Updated 29th Sep 2011 at 6:32 AM by FrikaC : Clarified some of the text
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MajorsMadeEasier by FrikaC version 02.00.00

What is this?
This is new game object that allows you to select custom majors. It's not meant to be a cheat object in any way: because the major select screen included in the University expansion pack is more or less hard coded by the game, this is a work around that lets you select custom majors without exiting the game.

Expansion Pack Compatibility
First off, as always, to use this object you need the University Expansion. MajorsMadeEasier now uses a cloned standalone file, and has been tested to be compatible with Nightlife. Being standalone, it should also be compatible with all the expansion packs.

Compatibility with other objects
The pennant should not conflict with any other game objects, all it does is change one variable on your Sim's data - the pointer value for the major. If you experience any sort of odd problems, please investigate other hacks you may have installed.

Sounds okay. Where does the file go?
In your downloads folder, \My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads. For more details check out this handy guide.

And how do I use custom Majors now?
Start the game, place the MajorsMadeEasier Pennant (it is found under Decorative->Misc in the original University and Decorative->Wall Hangings under newer versions of the game and costs 1 simolean) on any University lot. Go to Live Mode (make sure walls are visible, it hides when walls are down), select the sim who wants to change major, click on the pennant and choose Select Major... from the pie menu and the name of the sim's desired major.

Why Is It So Ugly?!
Sorry, I'm not an artist, nor do I even play one on TV. I'm a mere program writer for a respectable software company. I pay my bills and help my land lady carry out her garbage. Fortunately this is a utility item and after you're done using it you can dispose of it.

What are these custom majors you mentioned?
At there's an entire section for custom University Majors. Look here:

Many majors have been created, but prior to this hack you needed to use SimPE to edit your sims to use them.

Can I use your code in something else?
Sure! Feel free to hack, smash, beat, deform, mangle or spindle my code any way you see fit. If you improve the art of this object, let me know, I'd love to link to any improvements.

Comments and suggestions welcome. Email me at {SEE README} if you feel like it.

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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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

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

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 1st Dec 2005 at 12:53 PM
Oooooooooooh, I can't wait to test this one, FrikaC!

I thought you'd long disappeared and were never coming back!

Have you read the info that us, *ahem*, Beta-testers put in the old thread? I mentioned some issues that I encountered with the old hack causing vampires to guzzle down any - and ALL - love potions they had in their Inventories, one after the other. It seemed to cause a vamp to do this regardless of whether or not their was a Moneywell PC on the Lot - just having the Hack active in the Downloads folder was sufficient for it to trigger this.

I'm REALLY hoping this new Pennant version won't cause that problem, and I shall go and test it right away.

Many thanks. I'll report back if it causes that problem.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#3 Old 1st Dec 2005 at 1:01 PM
I read that, but I'm at a loss as to how or why the old hack would or could do something like that. The only potential cause is my old hack replaced some code or tweaking values needed for Vamps, but the code was private and I only touched TTAs and TTAB beyond it. So really, I don't see how...the only way I could possibly even imagine it could happen is with another hack conflicting with MajorsMadeEasy in some way. Two hacks working together could cause that kind of weirdness.

This version is much more private, so if something was getting overwritten in the older version, it probably won't be with this. No promises though.

I didn't test that particular bug on my game as I don't have any vampire sims in my NL game and I'm actively trying to avoid them just based upon some of the threads I've seen. However normal sims with love potions didn't guzzle them down automatically, if that's any consolation.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 1st Dec 2005 at 4:41 PM
Oh my God you are a genius! thanks
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 1st Dec 2005 at 4:51 PM
Thanks, now I can use custom majors without trying to figure out how to get SimPE to work for me. THANKS!!!
Consciously Undead
retired moderator
#6 Old 1st Dec 2005 at 5:50 PM
Thanks Frika- I'll be linking my majors to this page

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate
#7 Old 1st Dec 2005 at 6:29 PM
Thanks, now I can use custom majors without trying to figure out how to get SimPE to work for me. THANKS!!!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 1st Dec 2005 at 9:28 PM
yaaaaay. Modeling! Thank you! ^_^
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 1st Dec 2005 at 9:37 PM
what is the Mod the Sims 2 major about?

Test Subject
#10 Old 1st Dec 2005 at 10:11 PM
Like, oh, my, GAWD, I am SO testing this out. Thanks FrikaC!

"And I asked myself about the present: how wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep." Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Slaughterhouse-Five
#11 Old 1st Dec 2005 at 11:45 PM
thanks for making this ok to use with NL :D
i really liked my Sims having more choice what they study
Test Subject
#12 Old 2nd Dec 2005 at 12:32 AM
sweet as awesome
Field Researcher
#13 Old 2nd Dec 2005 at 12:54 AM
Thanks so much I hate having to use Simpe.
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 2nd Dec 2005 at 1:50 AM
Would Download, But Don't Have Any EPs :mad:

Ready, Set, Build!
Test Subject
#15 Old 2nd Dec 2005 at 8:17 PM
cool deal!
Field Researcher
#16 Old 3rd Dec 2005 at 4:52 AM
I Like your Majors Made Easier!!!!.... :sniper: Thanx.... :devil: :devil2: :flamer:
Test Subject
#17 Old 4th Dec 2005 at 8:04 AM
omg, thank you!!!!! :D

You can find my lots and other creations on TSR.
Proud member of TSRAA and S2HBAA. :)
Field Researcher
#18 Old 5th Dec 2005 at 2:52 AM
It rocks, it rocks, it rocks! :gidea: Should I get into the line of making Uni majors, I shall do as Superfly suggested and link back to this page. Thanks a ton for making this and especially for updating it. :*)

Looking for a forum to host your creations? Let's talk. PM me or email me from my site below.

Check out Lucentsims :*) And our forums.
Test Subject
#19 Old 10th Dec 2005 at 8:56 AM's fantasty! GOOD IDEA MY FRIEND! ^^

I thinkin about sims 2. Clik Clik
Test Subject
#20 Old 18th Dec 2005 at 2:55 AM
so cool, thanks!

Lab Assistant
#21 Old 19th Dec 2005 at 2:52 AM
wow you're awesome. and how sweet of you to help your land lady! :p

Field Researcher
#22 Old 22nd Dec 2005 at 7:25 PM
Horray! Now I get to suck peoples blood with the vampire major!

Link here:

i'm not mean
you're just stupid
Née whiterider
retired moderator
#23 Old 22nd Dec 2005 at 7:54 PM
THANKYOU!!! have been waiting for this! Remember the comment about "the illiterate" I put in a Pm? Well that will annoy me much less now!!!
Of course the fact that my game is so messed around that the old hack worked with my NL has nothing to do with it... THANKYOU!!!!

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 23rd Dec 2005 at 5:14 PM Last edited by FreakyRufus : 23rd Dec 2005 at 5:45 PM. Reason: found my problem
I can't see this in my game. Is it possible the GUID conflicts with something else? Does it require any specific other mods or objects be installed?

Edit: never mind, I found it. It was under Decorative->Wall Hangings, not under Decorative->Misc in my game
Née whiterider
retired moderator
#25 Old 23rd Dec 2005 at 5:31 PM
Do you mean you can't find the penant? I expect FrikaC can tell you where to find it, and I know this is the most annoying thing to be asked, but better safe than sorry - have you got custom content switched on?

Majors Made Easier is a completely independant hack, so no, you don't need anything else, except University which I see you have.

I'll try REALLY hard not to hijack your thread FrikaC!!!

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
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