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Book of Talent *UPDATED 02/09/2009*

by treeag Posted 17th Jul 2008 at 3:35 PM - Updated 24th Mar 2009 at 2:42 PM by treeag
305 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 20 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
A shiny new (okay, a dusty old) book that can teach your sim many skills to the max. The sim will not actually open and read the book though, I made it as a 'static' object. You just need to click on it and appropriate pie menus will show up.

It sits in hobbies/knowledge section and it costs 5 simoleons. I was considering to make it free but hey, knowledge DOES cost something (an arm and a leg sometimes, but I guess a couple of simoleons work just as fine )

Features :

-Skill >> Cooking, Mechanical, Charisma, Body, Logic, Creativity, Cleaning.

-Hidden Skill >> Dance, Painting, Pool, Meditate, Writing, Study.

-Badges >> Cosmetology, Sales, Flower Arranging, Toy Making, Robotery, Cash Register, Stocking, Gardening, Fishing, Pottery, Sewing.

-BV >> Gestures >> Mountain, Island, Far East.
-BV >> Massage >> Acupressure, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue.
-BV >> Dance >> Fire Dance, Hula Dance, Slap Dance.
-BV >> Misc >> Taichi, Teleport, Sea Chantey, Dragon Legend.

-Toddler >> Talk, Walk, Potty, Nursery Rhyme.

-Pets >> Come Here, Play Dead, Roll Over, Shake, Speak, Sit Up, Stay, Use Toilet.

-Hobbies >> Cuisine, Arts, Film & Literature, Sport, Games, Nature, Tinkering, Fitness, Science, Music.

-Misc Skill >> Parenting, Fire Safety, Anger Management, Lifelong Happiness, Physiology, Couples Counseling.

-AL >> Magic skill, breakdance.

For the pets function to work, you need "boolprop controlpets on".

All related wants should be satisfied.
Should be compatible with any game combination, but let me know if you have a problem.

Big thanks to toke for flipping the mesh for me It's been bugging me for a while now.


- Fixed memory problems for the rest of the skills.

- Added memories.

- Cosmetic change - Changed the book's position from standing up on its spine to laying down. (Thanks to toke)

- Skill gaining will now properly satisfy related wants.
- Talent badges functions will now properly satisfy related wants.
- Study parenting will now available for those with AL but without FT.

- Study parenting, magic skill and breakdance pie menus will no longer show up for kids and toddlers.
- New AL bookcase skill pie menus will no longer show up for toddlers.
- Changed the glob file from bookglobals to paintingglobals, maids should no longer put away the book.

- Added study parenting from FT.
- Added skills from AL.
- Vacation mementos now get unlocked along with the skill.

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
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Size: 420.3 KB · Downloads: 131,903 · 24th Mar 2009
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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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Test Subject
#251 Old 6th Jan 2012 at 3:06 PM
heralded a fun, but it does not work I click and disappears
Test Subject
#252 Old 28th Jan 2012 at 11:36 PM
Nice one :D
Test Subject
#253 Old 10th Feb 2012 at 3:17 AM
Hi, thanks for a great creation, I've been using it for awhile now and its revolutionized the way I play the sims 2.

Sadly though, since installing Pets and Apartment Life I cant seem to find it in my buy mode catalogue. I removed all my cc and hacks and run the game again, and even though the book shows up in the custom content dialog box at the start it still won't show up in the game.

Can anyone help me, please?

~My Sims hate me~
I don't blame them though, I learned how to BoolProp and they've been scared ever since!!
Test Subject
#254 Old 1st Apr 2012 at 1:07 AM
Cool cheat.
Lab Assistant
#255 Old 9th May 2012 at 6:58 PM
You do alot of witch mods right? Could you make a mod where if a witch flies to work/school she will return on her broom? I get frustrated of them always returning in a car or bus.
#256 Old 6th Jul 2012 at 12:46 AM
This is just what I was looking for thanks!
#257 Old 18th Oct 2012 at 3:54 AM
VERY handy. Thanks a ton for this.
Test Subject
#258 Old 7th Jan 2013 at 7:44 AM
cool thx
Test Subject
#259 Old 7th Jan 2013 at 7:49 AM
Originally Posted by AriesFlare
VERY handy. Thanks a ton for this.
true that
Lab Assistant
#260 Old 7th Feb 2014 at 10:44 PM
oh heck yeah!
Test Subject
#261 Old 14th Feb 2014 at 3:04 AM
Grata por Postar, Amei a Ideia. Parabens
Test Subject
#262 Old 19th Feb 2014 at 7:40 AM
convert to sims 3 please ? :D
Field Researcher
#263 Old 15th Mar 2014 at 4:45 AM
Lab Assistant
#264 Old 18th Apr 2014 at 3:48 AM
Originally Posted by dkztine
convert to sims 3 please ? :D

They already did that...
Test Subject
#265 Old 25th Apr 2014 at 8:16 PM
The link is broken
Test Subject
#266 Old 28th May 2014 at 2:01 PM
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#267 Old 10th Jun 2014 at 1:03 AM
Thanks and if anyone is wondering this does still work. when you get the book and click on it , the skills will pop up and when you click on a skill it will disappear making you think it did not work but it does. when you click on it it will disappear but the skill you clicked on will be maxed out
Test Subject
#268 Old 10th Jun 2014 at 11:04 AM
does it work for both sim 2 and 3 ? :D
Test Subject
#269 Old 15th Jun 2014 at 5:27 PM
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#270 Old 5th Jul 2014 at 9:49 AM
Great object. I can't imagine play the game without it anymore. Moreover, it is a nice decoration
Thanks a lot!
Test Subject
#271 Old 5th Jul 2014 at 6:32 PM
Thank you ! :)
#272 Old 8th Jul 2014 at 12:25 PM
thx men!
Test Subject
#273 Old 27th Jul 2014 at 3:03 AM
I lazy to learn any skill
Test Subject
#274 Old 27th Jul 2014 at 6:39 PM
First, Thank you!! This is a must have item for any game. I have used this for ages with no issues, but lacking the expansions limited my full use. I now have all expansions/stuff packs, and very few mods. I'm very slowly redownloading what i used to have, as many things were "if you have bv download this file, but if you have university get this one." etc. and i have no idea which those were so i wiped all my downloads clean before installing the game. I've only gotten one error message, my child used the book for dance. now everytime she autonomously goes to dance i get "invalid constant" error. she is the only one i gave dance to, and the only one having errors. That's why i'm posting here.
the only global mod i'm using is the desk/homework hack. other mods are
cats hunt roaches, working solar panel,fake diploma,mind control mirror, unlimited elixir of life uses, book of talent, flamingo of doom, and those amazing want fulfilling paintings.
it's not crashing my game, it's just extremely annoying. So if anyone knows what is conflicting, please let me know. I'd prefer to keep the book.
Test Subject
#275 Old 16th Aug 2014 at 12:41 AM
i just downloaded so will comment later but thanks for making it so i could enjoy
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