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Testers Wanted: Writing Career

by thesearenoblues Posted 3rd Jun 2006 at 2:47 AM
37 Comments / replies (Who?) - 10 Feedback Posts, 3 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.
Name of career: Writing
Type: Adult
Status: Pre-release
Version: 01.00.00
Reward: Teleprompter
Base Career: Business
GUIDs: 0x00129600

Overwrites Base career? No
Pre-EP compliant: Yes
EP1 Compliant: Yes
EP1 Required: No

Languages: English Only

Number of Levels: 10

1 - Library Assistant
2 - Copy Editor
3 - Freelance Writer
4 - Tabloid Journalist
5 - Reviewer
6 - Advice Columnist
7 - Ghostwriter
8 - Paperback Novelist
9 - Bestselling Author
10- Simlitzer Prize Winner

All chance cards are done.

This is my first attempt at making anything for the Sims 2, so be kind--but be honest. This works in my game; I need to know how it works for you.
Tags: #career, #writer, #writing

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Size: 18.7 KB · Downloads: 26,967 · 3rd Jun 2006
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Lab Assistant
#26 Old 29th Jul 2006 at 3:38 PM
I will definately try this cos I'm a writer and I would love my Sims to be one as well!!! TY!!!
Test Subject
#27 Old 30th Jul 2006 at 1:19 PM
Oh, I can't wait to try this! It looks great. :-)
Test Subject
#28 Old 2nd Aug 2006 at 1:54 AM
Default thank you!
the minute i saw this i started squealing--i'm obsessed with writing, and i wanted the Sims version of me in my game to be a writer, but it wasn't an option. thanks, and i really hope it works!
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 22nd Aug 2006 at 2:44 PM
Really GREAT!!!
I have downloaded it and played it to the top. If you want to know the results, here they are:

> My sim is not a graduate and didn't skip any levels.
> The payrates is not stupid, but really good, I think ;-) I like how they don't make that much money in the beginning, but more in the end, though still not ridiculously much.
> Only error is that with the chancecard at lvl 10 I got not 8 000 but 8 000 000.

This error is due to a weird feature/bug in Bidou's Career Editor, that multiplies all money with 1000 from level 7 and up, so if you want 8 000 you have to write 8 instead. Read more here:

Hope it helps!

What I think may improve the career:
> Maybe not that many working hours at last level, or not that many days?

Besides this, it's a really well-written career, I just LOVE the chance cards btw! I realise how much work you must've had with them. The skill levels are also wery well weighed.

Great job!!!

Whenever people agree with me, I always feel I must be wrong

- Oscar Wilde
Test Subject
#30 Old 25th Aug 2006 at 9:28 PM
i don't usually download careers but this one caught my attention since i'd love to become a writer myself one day....thanks! can't wait to try it out.

Test Subject
#31 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 8:18 PM
Thank you! I can make my sim a writer at last . Have you thought of a teen version?
Lab Assistant
#32 Old 8th Aug 2007 at 3:36 AM
Hey thesearenoblues, I'm curious if you've any plans of one day tweeking this career, specifically, the money glitch that dispenses 8,000,000. vs 8,000? It seems like Such a well made career, especially as it's your very first, (and a fairly easy fix) that I can't help but think it's shame not to go ahead and correct that one error.

I don't mean to pester you, but I'll admit, I'd really love to add your career to my game...You know, since it occurs at level 10, I Suppose I could simply pretend that my Sim is such an awesome novelist he manages to pen a worldwide blockbuster...hmmm


~It takes a village to raise an idiot...~
Test Subject
#33 Old 18th Sep 2007 at 12:57 AM
trying this one out thank you.
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 14th Apr 2008 at 9:27 PM
thanks for this! perfect for my logical yet artistic sims
Field Researcher
#35 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 6:30 AM
Wonderful work! Me and my simmians thank you!

Wow, it's beautiful outside. I should probably do something....

Like close the blinds on my window so there isn't a glare on my computer screen.
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 24th Jul 2015 at 3:16 PM
I like writing, and NEEDED IT IN THE SIMS 2. Thanks!
Test Subject
#37 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 7:00 PM
Thank You
Mad Poster
#38 Old 2nd Dec 2021 at 10:37 PM
Thank you.
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