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Majors Made Easier

by FrikaC Posted 1st Dec 2005 at 11:49 AM - Updated 29th Sep 2011 at 7:32 AM by FrikaC : Clarified some of the text
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MajorsMadeEasier by FrikaC version 02.00.00
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What is this?
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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
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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
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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?
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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?
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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?!
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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?
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At ModTheSims2.com there's an entire section for custom University Majors. Look here:

http://www.modthesims2.com/download.php?f=253

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?
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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.

Sims 2 University
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
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majors_made_easier.zip

Size: 48.8 KB · Downloads: 110,192 · 1st Dec 2005
48.8 KB 110,192 1st Dec 2005
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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Née whiterider
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#51 Old 27th Mar 2006 at 5:44 PM
Ms. Useless Knowledge - did you ever find out? i'd love to test, but I can't afford the ep right now
In my experience, if you have a problem and FrikaC's stopped checking the thread, pm him and he'll help. Don't bombard the poor One though!

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
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Test Subject
#52 Old 10th Jul 2006 at 1:40 AM
When I place the pennant on the wall and go back to game play mode, it disappears? Porque?

Has this happened to anyone else, and what do I do?
Test Subject
#53 Old 19th Jul 2006 at 1:58 PM
Thanks for this-I really wanted to try out some of the alternative majors. This makes it much easier!
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Test Subject
#54 Old 31st Jul 2006 at 7:52 AM
Default Thanks heaps!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks, i was having a hard time finding the majos i downloaded and now i can thankyou.
Test Subject
#55 Old 3rd Aug 2006 at 4:41 AM
Is it compatible with Open for Business?
Test Subject
#56 Old 3rd Aug 2006 at 2:29 PM
I used it for the first time yesterday; I have all EPs and Funpacks. Worked great.

Simply Simster, just set your walls to solid - the flags are still there.
Test Subject
#57 Old 15th Aug 2006 at 8:57 AM Last edited by Etalon Noir 666 : 15th Aug 2006 at 8:58 AM. Reason: removed quote
sounds great thanks i was so sick having to get money and get a computer but then sims kept playing "sily" er...games on it. the townies that is.

PS i've masted my english now! no more french post with no english. (i do belive thats against the rules anyway)

Je am the Black etalon. I look for a White Mare. You the one saw?
Test Subject
Original Poster
#58 Old 2nd Sep 2006 at 2:55 AM Last edited by FrikaC : 21st Sep 2006 at 6:28 AM.
I use it in OFB all the time. As I mentioned in the description, it is a standalone object that shouldn't cause any conflicts anywhere. The only conceivable problem one could encounter is a freeze when the menu tries to display (runaway loop cycling through major objects, but this should never happen). I'm not saying I don't believe the people who've said they have problems - Just make absolutely sure there's no other hack that may be causing conflicts in your game. Some hacks, especially after an expansion pack upgrade can cause very peculiar bugs.

You *can* remove the pennant from the lot after selecting the major, you *can* remove the file from the downloads folder after selecting a major. The code provided only sets the Sims' major field to the selected major.

To those people who asked about what & why this is needed, the "Select a Major" dialog in University is largely hard coded into the game and doesn't recognize new custom majors.
Lab Assistant
#59 Old 5th Nov 2006 at 10:12 AM
has any1 tried this with pets
Instructor
#60 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 4:38 AM
FrikaC, I have just played it for the first time and had no problems at. I have uni, nl, ofb and ffs. The only thing I found, and this upsets me greatly, sob, that it does not work with the insim's education adjuster. I always speed the process up with giving the student a performance of A+ and go to the final exam straight away. Otherwise it is just too boring. Could you have a look into it please? That is such a good hack and I would love to use it.
Née whiterider
retired moderator
#61 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 9:40 AM
I've never had any problems with Majors Made Easier (or, rather, Majors Made Easy given that that version never ceased to work for me and so I never ceased to use it..) and the inSim.
Another hack conflict maybe?

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
Instructor
#62 Old 25th Nov 2006 at 11:24 AM
Well I actually don't have any problems with it as such, I just can't use it together with the education adjuster from insim. The hack conflict detection utility has found no conflict.
Instructor
#63 Old 5th Dec 2006 at 3:07 AM
After more testing I found the solution. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this hack. The fault was with my sim. He was an ex townie which has been adopted my one of my single females and sent to uni. After creating a teenager myself and sent to uni everything worked fine. So thank you for trying to help.
Lab Assistant
#64 Old 15th Jan 2007 at 6:27 PM
Oh, thank you, was wondering how to get the "exotic dance major" to work, maybe I should start reading the ENTIRE thread before downloading...

Thank you

Having problems with custom content after installing a new EP? http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=197511 might help :)
Test Subject
#65 Old 22nd Jan 2007 at 10:14 PM
thank you so much!!!!!!
i made my first major, now i'm gonna test it
Lab Assistant
#66 Old 18th Feb 2007 at 12:27 AM
Has it been working with Pets? I'm assuming yes (or at least going to optimistically try it out), will report if it's not.
Lab Assistant
#67 Old 26th Feb 2007 at 1:34 AM
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Originally Posted by sh0uriki
Has it been working with Pets? I'm assuming yes (or at least going to optimistically try it out), will report if it's not.


It's worked with pets but must be placed at the university lot. :D
Test Subject
#68 Old 27th Mar 2007 at 5:05 PM
That's a great hack, but I want to disable it's affect on my sim, how do I do that? Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#69 Old 28th Mar 2007 at 7:18 AM
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Originally Posted by TULI
That's a great hack, but I want to disable it's affect on my sim, how do I do that? Thanks!


Remove the DBPF package file from your downloads folder.

PS: All Majors won't work without Majors Made Easier.
Lab Assistant
#70 Old 21st Apr 2007 at 2:11 AM
Wow! Thanks!!
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#71 Old 30th Jun 2007 at 10:24 PM
Thans :D

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