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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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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
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
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
majors_made_easier.zip

Size: 48.8 KB · Downloads: 110,175 · 1st Dec 2005
48.8 KB 110,175 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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Test Subject
#76 Old 17th Jul 2007 at 11:45 PM
Does it work with Seasons?

"This the way the world ends not with a bang, but a whimper."- The Doctor
"People go to great lengths just to known when they die, but why do that when you could just stay hidden, be known and alive."- KiraWilfort
Mad Poster
#77 Old 21st Jul 2007 at 2:42 AM
This made life much easier. Thank you!
Test Subject
#78 Old 22nd Jul 2007 at 6:17 AM
I had this before with my game, but after I reinstalled The Sims2 n the ep's it stopped working? I've got Sims 2 DVD, University, Nightlife, Open for Business, Family Fun Stuff, Glamour Life Stuff, The Sims 2 Pets, Sims H&M Fashion, and Sims 2 Seasons... Not sure why it's not working. Does anyone know if it could be cause by downloading the games? From like torrent sites? Cuz everything else works just peachy keen. :-\

--(:-0) THE MONKEYS ARE BACK!! Quick, grab the super ultra-super evaporating cosmic blasting plasma laser beam ultra fine configured supercalafragalisticexpialadotious weapons of choice and start firing before they get to the underwear drawer!! (:-0)--
Test Subject
#79 Old 23rd Jul 2007 at 3:43 AM
ahaha, the matrix reference. nice~
Test Subject
#80 Old 24th Jul 2007 at 10:41 AM
I redownloaded, reinstalled... nada. I can usually fix this, n I can't fix this. Sigh... a little help anyone? That or jst tell me how to make it. lol. Anyways, still huge kudo's n good job cuz it did work before lol

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Test Subject
#81 Old 3rd Sep 2007 at 2:58 AM
this might sound dumb but what exactly is this meant to do?
Forum Resident
#82 Old 8th Oct 2007 at 8:37 PM
Thanks!!!, this looks very useful indeed...

To all, of the very talented MTS-2 creative types - my sincere thanks for taking the time to create/upload/share...
Instructor
#83 Old 11th Oct 2007 at 9:08 PM
Greatly appreciated. Maybe now, I can have Candi's major listed correctly in-game.

You can find me on the Sims 4 Gallery as DozerfleetProd. If you have XBox One or PS4, please test out my creations, and let me know if / how well they work on consoles.
Test Subject
#84 Old 17th Oct 2007 at 2:05 PM
that was a crazy cool idea very good... continu i know u will do something cool again
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Test Subject
#85 Old 19th Oct 2007 at 5:05 PM
hi, dumb question and i'm not sure if someone asked it already, but does this work with seasons????
Test Subject
#86 Old 27th Oct 2007 at 4:43 PM
After I used the pennant to give my sim a custom major, the phones stopped working. Now I can only use them if someone calls me- did anyone else get this problem? I've tried removing the mod, but nothing happened.
Instructor
#87 Old 10th Dec 2007 at 1:03 AM
Thanks for this Frika your a Legend.

Retired...

kind of.
Field Researcher
#88 Old 18th Dec 2007 at 5:39 AM
thank you very much

I can't speak read and write english. I'm sorry if you can't understand!.
Lab Assistant
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Lab Assistant
#89 Old 7th Jan 2008 at 4:34 PM Last edited by jellyheadDimbulb : 12th Jan 2008 at 4:30 AM.
Hi, well, I downloaded 'Majors made easier' and some custom majors, added the to my downloads folder but, although on the 'enable custom content screen' the majors appear, the pennant is nowhere to be found. I have looked everywhere in the decorative folder, including the wallhangings/misc sections in which it was supposed to have appeared, but it's not there.
I have the base game, University and Nightlife. Do you know what I could do to allow my sims to play the majors they wish, good sir?

EDIT: The Major's made easier, it found in the custom content screen, but it still does not show up in the game. Again, any advice?

You there, computer man. Fix my pants!
Test Subject
#90 Old 16th Jan 2008 at 12:26 AM
I cant believe ive only just found this,what an amazing idea.Thank you so very much.
Test Subject
#91 Old 6th Feb 2008 at 6:05 AM
I've tried to download this but WinRAR pops up a message saying
! C:\Users\LuCynda\Downloads\Software Downloads\Sim Downloads\majors_made_easier.zip: Unexpected end of archive

Is there a way to fix this? I use WinRAR all the time and have only had this message pop up twice with Sims downloads.

Thanks.
Field Researcher
#92 Old 6th Feb 2008 at 6:50 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucynda
I've tried to download this but WinRAR pops up a message saying
! C:\Users\LuCynda\Downloads\Software Downloads\Sim Downloads\majors_made_easier.zip: Unexpected end of archive

Is there a way to fix this? I use WinRAR all the time and have only had this message pop up twice with Sims downloads.

Thanks.


Try downloading again. The message means the download was interrupted.
Test Subject
#93 Old 7th Feb 2008 at 1:14 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by FLChicago
Try downloading again. The message means the download was interrupted.


I've downloaded it about a dozen times. Including renaming the file - downloading it to a different folder - anything that popped into my head to try. Any other suggestions?
Test Subject
#94 Old 13th Feb 2008 at 8:42 AM
Quote:I'm a mere program writer for a respectible software company. I pay my bills and help my land lady carry out her garbage.

Okay, "Neo"... ;-) LOL

Can't wait to try this!
Test Subject
#95 Old 28th May 2008 at 8:28 PM
I LOVE IT! But can you make it FT compatible, please?
Lab Assistant
#96 Old 2nd Jul 2008 at 1:45 AM
yayy! THANKS SO MUCH , you're a genius!

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Test Subject
#97 Old 2nd Jul 2008 at 8:23 AM Last edited by Vmkdogs : 2nd Jul 2008 at 8:30 AM.
Thanks
:rofl: Thanx soooooo much!! I Really didn't like the maxis majors. :D
Test Subject
#98 Old 15th Jul 2008 at 2:10 PM
Yes this is awesome! Can you make it FT compatible please *begs* :P
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