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Faster University Education mod (3 versions - one semester = 48 or 24 or 36 hours)

by Dave Luv Posted 5th Oct 2008 at 2:19 AM - Updated 15th Mar 2009 at 9:20 AM by Dave Luv : Reuploaded after MTS2 file server crash
230 Comments / replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts, 6 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.
With this mod, your young adults will finish their college education faster - one semester will take 2 days (48 hours) instead of 72 hours.

Edit 01/21/2009: After many requests I uploaded the 24- and 36- hrs versions of the mod too - download only one of the files.

03/15/2009: All files are reuploaded after MTS2 file server crash. I had to do it with deleting the original files, thus there are no download numbers.

Created by Simsky (Simsky.parsimonious.org ).

Compatibility: This item works in all versions of the game - including Apartment Life .

This global BCON mod alters constants related to college interactions + one BHAV function (MajorGlobals, not used in other mods). You can delete the .package file at any time to return your game to the previous state.


Installation: Extract the .package file from the archive to Downloads / Simsky

To uninstall: Simply remove the package file.

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 University
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Simsky_Mod_FasterUnivEducation_36hrs.zip | One semester = 36 hours

Size: 1.8 KB · Downloads: 26,671 · 15th Mar 2009
1.8 KB 26,671 15th Mar 2009
Simsky_Mod_FasterUnivEducation_24hrs.zip | One semester = 24 hours

Size: 1.8 KB · Downloads: 38,617 · 15th Mar 2009
1.8 KB 38,617 15th Mar 2009
Simsky_Mod_FasterUnivEducation.zip | One semester = 48 hours

Size: 1.8 KB · Downloads: 44,881 · 15th Mar 2009
1.8 KB 44,881 15th Mar 2009
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 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
#151 Old 25th Oct 2009 at 10:13 AM
OMG! now Uni is no boring ever.
Test Subject
#152 Old 31st Oct 2009 at 7:11 PM
Omg thank you thank you thank you!!!! I HATE having to wait a whole freakin 72 hours for the stupid semester to be over! This is like the best University mod ever!! :D
Banned
#153 Old 14th Nov 2009 at 10:36 PM
AWSOME thank u soo much!
Test Subject
#154 Old 26th Jan 2010 at 11:57 PM
Thank you so much!! 48 hours is perfect!!
Test Subject
#155 Old 19th Feb 2010 at 3:31 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by IloveGarbage
I waited until it said "it's high time that (sim name) got back to the real world"
Then the semester progress thing said "Returning Home" and they didn't get into the taxi. I don't have any other University hacks!


I'm also having the same issue. I have no other university hacks or any kind, nor do I have inteen which is known to conflict with hacks like this. I have all legit copies or sims 2, all EPs and SPs. I'm also using the 24 hour one. I've tried giving my sim a party, and I've tried going to the phone to make them move back to the main hood.

My problem is that he grows up into an adult, but no taxi comes for him at all. It is a band new and fresh neighborhood. I have tried moving him into another dorm while the hack was still installed. and I have tried removing the hack and then move him into another dorm. and it still doesn't work.

How do I get my sim out of college? I was starting a new legacy with him?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#156 Old 20th Feb 2010 at 6:56 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by xmythicx
I'm also having the same issue. I have no other university hacks or any kind, nor do I have inteen which is known to conflict with hacks like this. I have all legit copies or sims 2, all EPs and SPs. I'm also using the 24 hour one. I've tried giving my sim a party, and I've tried going to the phone to make them move back to the main hood.

My problem is that he grows up into an adult, but no taxi comes for him at all. It is a band new and fresh neighborhood. I have tried moving him into another dorm while the hack was still installed. and I have tried removing the hack and then move him into another dorm. and it still doesn't work.

How do I get my sim out of college? I was starting a new legacy with him?


I've heard some people had this kind of problems without having any hacks in the game. So I expect it's a random game bug. If you removed my hack and it still happens, it can't be caused by the hack. I expect you have University patch + other Maxis patches installed.
Test Subject
#157 Old 21st Feb 2010 at 1:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Luv
I've heard some people had this kind of problems without having any hacks in the game. So I expect it's a random game bug. If you removed my hack and it still happens, it can't be caused by the hack. I expect you have University patch + other Maxis patches installed.


Oh. Well, either way. I have found a fix for it. I used the moveobjects on cheat and deleted him, before leaving the lot and saving and then returning. Then it worked and he could leave ^^

Maybe you should post in the main topic for other people that this is not a bug with your hack and how I said I got it to be fixed. So that in the future people don't think it's your hack ^^ Sorry for the misunderstandings.
Test Subject
#158 Old 6th Apr 2010 at 3:37 PM
Thaaaaaaank you!!!!! I really needed this...Big Hug
Test Subject
#159 Old 14th Apr 2010 at 6:18 AM
Yesss! Thank you so much!! =D The last time my simmies went through university, it took me at least a month! And that was with playing for several hours at a time! I can't wait to try this out with my next generation sims ;D
Test Subject
#160 Old 18th Apr 2010 at 7:37 PM
I'd like to report a problem I encountered -
I downloaded the 36 Hour one, and went right into my game. I only played one household so it's possible this only affected one house, but I didn't want to risk it.
The semester timer was reset to the very beginning, and the timer was set to 36 hours until the final exam. No surprise there. What -was- surprising was the timer would not move! My YAs are permanently stuck with 36 hours left! Just thought I'd tell you!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#161 Old 19th Apr 2010 at 8:38 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by RapaxGuardian
I'd like to report a problem I encountered -
I downloaded the 36 Hour one, and went right into my game. I only played one household so it's possible this only affected one house, but I didn't want to risk it.
The semester timer was reset to the very beginning, and the timer was set to 36 hours until the final exam. No surprise there. What -was- surprising was the timer would not move! My YAs are permanently stuck with 36 hours left! Just thought I'd tell you!


This happens if another hack overwrites one part of my hack. InTeen has this behavior. If you want to use both hacks together, the game must load my hack after InTeen. To do it, place both hacks into one folder and rename the .package of my hack - add zzzzz_ before the original file name.
Test Subject
#162 Old 23rd Apr 2010 at 3:13 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Luv
This happens if another hack overwrites one part of my hack. InTeen has this behavior. If you want to use both hacks together, the game must load my hack after InTeen. To do it, place both hacks into one folder and rename the .package of my hack - add zzzzz_ before the original file name.

I just did this.. I'll try to see if it works as soon as I can! Thank you!
Test Subject
#163 Old 2nd May 2010 at 12:37 PM
You are my SAVIOR. My two Uni-testers (Lucy Burb and her initially-unintended girlfriend) had already maxed out some skills, so by the time they ENTERED Junior year, all they had left to do was basically write their term papers and do tons of assignments/research until my eyes bled from their sockets out of boredom.

Putting this into effect immediately.
Test Subject
#164 Old 3rd Jul 2010 at 12:05 AM
Ahhh, I really wanted this to work but it's not. I downloaded it, extracted the files, and put them in the downloads folder, but my sims still have like 114 hours for each semester. I restarted the game multiple times, but I still get the same result. Is there a special folder I have to place it in or something...? 0.o
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#165 Old 6th Jul 2010 at 12:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinkerbelle8872
Ahhh, I really wanted this to work but it's not. I downloaded it, extracted the files, and put them in the downloads folder, but my sims still have like 114 hours for each semester. I restarted the game multiple times, but I still get the same result. Is there a special folder I have to place it in or something...? 0.o


Do you have custom content enabled among game settings?
If you use other hacks, e.g. InTeen, read my previous reply.
Test Subject
#166 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 8:43 PM
Thank you! Now I won't have to use cheats to get my sims through college in a reasonable amount of time.
Lab Assistant
#167 Old 6th Sep 2010 at 3:37 PM
Is this compatible with Mansion and Garden stuff?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#168 Old 10th Sep 2010 at 11:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by SimtasticCitizen
Is this compatible with Mansion and Garden stuff?


Sure
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#169 Old 23rd Sep 2010 at 12:45 AM
I Flipping Love You.
Test Subject
#170 Old 13th Dec 2010 at 10:32 AM
for those who dont have enough time for assignments, http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=244132 this will help :D
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#171 Old 28th Feb 2011 at 7:13 AM
Very useful for me, thanks!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#172 Old 5th Mar 2011 at 11:36 PM
it takes me and entire day to complete a normal college life! thanks for the 24 hour one!
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#173 Old 12th Mar 2011 at 12:52 AM
Thank you so much for this! I enjoy playing the colleges....but it gets to be so darned long! This will help a lot! I took the 2 day mod, as although the one day mod sounds appealing, I don't think I'd be able to get my sims to get all the neccesary work to pass their classes done in such a short amount of time. And even if I could, my poor university sims would have virtually no time for fun!
Top Secret Researcher
THANKS POST
#174 Old 12th May 2011 at 5:38 PM
My first reaction (without your mod):
1st day: YAYY!! My Sims are on college!
2nd day: Dude... how many days 'till summer... -.-

And I started aging my teenage Sims immediately to adults. You know, without going to University.

But when I found this...

My second reaction (with your mod):
1st day: Ok... so what we got here...
2nd day: Oh my God! He's going on academic probration! Quickly, you idiot, start writing that term paper! Yay, University life is exciting again!

Thank you for this mod.
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#175 Old 31st May 2011 at 10:09 AM
Honestly when I first saw this I thought "wow these people are overreacting, college can't take that long."
I played college, and after one semester of freshman year I came back here to download the one semester=24 hours mod.

How horrible the actual time frame is!! I mean, your sim will spend more time in college than they will as a baby, child, and adult put together!! It's ridiculous.
THANK YOU X A MILLION for the mod.
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