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Partial Homework Credit

by Cyjon Posted 28th Apr 2007 at 11:48 PM - Updated 27th Jun 2009 at 11:38 PM by Cyjon : Compatibility info
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UPDATE 6/27/09
Per information from dickhurts, apparently the NL version of the mod is AL compatible contrary to what I reported before.

UPDATE 9/3/08
This version is not Apartment Life compatible. This may or may not be updated.

UPDATE 3/12/08
The NL version should work with everything from NL through Free Time.

UPDATE 9/11/07
Per hackdiff, the NL version should work in all expansions up through Bon Voyage.

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Are you tired of the fact that all sim kids are either on the honor roll or hauled off by social wokers? Me too.

This mod gives kids credit for partially completed homework. When the kid comes home from school, any old homework is graded based on % complete: for example 0% is an F, 50% is a C, and 100% is an A+. It adjusts the student's overall grade based on the homework grade and student mood, then destroys the old homework.

You can see the example in the screenshots attached. Yoshi goes to school with an A- and 36% of his homework complete. His grade drops to a B+ and the homework is gone so it won't affect his grade anymore.

Grades will generally change by only 1-2 levels per day, say from a C- to a C+. The larger the difference between overall grade and homework grade, the larger the change. The largest change you might possibly see would be an A+ student who doesn't do his homework and goes to school in a terrible mood. He could see his grade drop as much as 5 levels to a B-.

It's OK to drop this mod into an existing house, even with multiple old homeworks around. If it finds several old homeworks belonging that that student, it takes the one with the highest completion % to figure the grade, then sets all of them to disappear. After the first day, only the current homework will be around.

INSTALLATION: Download the -BaseGame version if you are using the base game or University only. Download the -NL version if you are using any expansion packs from Nightlife through FreeTime.

Unzip the file you download and put the package file in your Downloads directory or any subdirectory under Downloads

COMPATIBILITY: The -BaseGame version works with base game only or base+University. The -NL version works with any combination of expansions from Nightlife through FreeTime. There is no Apartment Life compatible version at this time.

This mod works fine as a standalone mod, but also works quite nicely with my Harder Homework mod.

KNOWN BUGS & CONFLICTS:
*Won't work with syberspunk's Harder Harder Grades mod
*Has no effect on Inge Jones' school desk since it creates its own homework object which uses its own copy of the grade routines (and its own partial credit).
*Will work with twojeff's School Bus - Bring Friend Dialog hack
*Apparently works with Homework Sometimes (either his version or Jenflower's original), though I haven't tested that one myself


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Please don't post this mod anywhere except MTS2. You are welcome to use my work in your own mods as long as you give me credit.

Thanks go to the SimPE team (including the oft-overlooked Peter Jones) plus special thanks to syberspunk, as his Harder Harder Grades mod was an inspiration for this.

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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PartialHomeworkCredit-NL.zip

Size: 1.8 KB · Downloads: 29,417 · 28th Apr 2007
1.8 KB 29,417 28th Apr 2007
PartialHomeworkCredit-BaseGame.zip

Size: 1.8 KB · Downloads: 7,387 · 28th Apr 2007
1.8 KB 7,387 28th Apr 2007
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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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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 12:39 AM
Very good idea, thanks!
Space Pony
#3 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 1:30 AM
This rocks, just what I needed thanks.
Homework is one of the reasons I hate having kids in my game hehe :D

If at first you DO succeed, try not to look so astonished!
Lab Assistant
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29th Apr 2007 at 2:31 AM
This message has been deleted by GoodMorningMisterFear. Reason: wrong thread. hurrrr.
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 3:04 AM
Love it! This is great, I also hate having houses with multiple kids and tons of homework stacking up everywhere. Thanks.
Top Secret Researcher
#5 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 6:37 AM
Tks this is wonderful.
Instructor
#6 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 6:40 AM
This is an awsome mod! It's so much more realistic... In actual classes I'm never even ALLOWED to turn in things late, but always get partial credit if I did some of the work. thank you so much!
Alchemist
#7 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 11:26 AM
Awesome idea! I too was sick of either A+ students or failing ones, and the stacks of homework piling up on my doorstep...thank you, this is great!

If wishes were fishes we'd all cast nets
MTS2 Hot Pepper
#8 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 1:52 PM
This is one of the most demanded school mod! Revolutionary!

Currently playing Sims 4 full collection. (and fixing my mods folder)
Field Researcher
#9 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 5:40 PM
Fantastic Idea! I just figured it worked like this anyways.
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 29th Apr 2007 at 6:59 PM
great idea! now I don't have to keep changing the time of day to make sure the stupid kids finish their homework.
Test Subject
#11 Old 30th Apr 2007 at 12:20 AM
This is so great! You are awesome! Thanks!
Test Subject
#12 Old 1st May 2007 at 7:02 PM
I love it! Thanks! Finally some justice in sim schools for the ones who don't finish their homework!
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 2nd May 2007 at 1:03 AM
I love you.
Test Subject
#14 Old 2nd May 2007 at 1:52 AM
Hrm. I only have the base game, and it appears that kids no longer get homework at all, and their grades don't go up or down. I don't have any other mods affecting homework or school. I don't know what the problem could be.

This makes me sad. I really want this mod, but I suppose I'll have to take it out until I (or someone more game/computer savvy than me) can figure out what's wrong.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 2nd May 2007 at 3:14 AM Last edited by Cyjon : 3rd May 2007 at 1:46 AM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by sashimidragon
Hrm. I only have the base game, and it appears that kids no longer get homework at all, and their grades don't go up or down. I don't have any other mods affecting homework or school. I don't know what the problem could be.


Ah, the problem is quite simple. I'm a moron

Fixed. Please redownload. Sorry about that.

ETA: Quick clarification - the base game version (also used for Uni) was the one that was wrong and needs to be re-dowloaded. Anyone who downloaded the NL version is fine.
Instructor
#16 Old 3rd May 2007 at 5:08 AM
Hey, I was wondering if this is compatible with twojeff's homeworkhacks? Thanks

link
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#17 Old 3rd May 2007 at 6:11 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mysteryxgirl7
Hey, I was wondering if this is compatible with twojeff's homeworkhacks? Thanks


Much to my surprise, it looks like they _are_ compatible. We each tweak on different parts of the whole "come home from school" thing so it looks like they will play nicely together.

It is _definitely_ compatible with the School Bus - Bring Friend mod because I use that myself.
Top Secret Researcher
#18 Old 3rd May 2007 at 6:53 AM
Excellent! Finally the sim that'll have a load of undone homework will be punished - and no more homeworks laying around... Now kids will learn to WORK hehe
Definetly adopting it
Test Subject
#19 Old 3rd May 2007 at 7:08 AM
Awesome sauce. Thanks so much!
Scholar
#20 Old 5th May 2007 at 2:05 PM
This makes more sense than the original "all or nothing" approach - it acknowledges the possibility that a Sim kid can learn something if he/she only manages part of the assignment. Thank you very much for giving us this logical mod. The more moody Sim teens in my neighbourhood will be delighted.
Test Subject
#21 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 10:06 PM
Very realistic! Makes me enjoy the Sims 2 way more.
Test Subject
#22 Old 12th Aug 2007 at 6:22 PM
This is a great idea! The whole, "You can turn this homework in two months late as long as it's done," thing never really made sense to me.

Although, I did notice one thing. I'm not sure if it was this mod, but I've noticed in my University games that after they finish their college assignments, they have another one waiting for them to pull out from behind their backs. From what I remember, I don't think it did that before, or at least that it's not supposed to. Have you heard of this problem before?

"Girls have gotta be either sexy or smart, not both. That's why for every ounce of ugly you are, you need to read one book. Now, would you like me to drive you to the library?" -Taylor Geiman
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#23 Old 17th Aug 2007 at 12:50 AM
Mimsy, I don't have that problem in my game. University homework is a completely separate object that isn't affected by this.
Test Subject
#24 Old 16th Sep 2007 at 10:21 PM
Will this work with EPs beyond NL?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#25 Old 17th Sep 2007 at 3:28 AM
Yes, as stated in the OP it works for all EPs through Bon Voyage.
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