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UPDATED: Espionage Career (Custom Uniforms and Semi-Custom Career Reward)

by FennShysa Posted 5th Jun 2007 at 2:25 AM - Updated 3rd Mar 2011 at 6:04 PM by whiterider
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
UPDATE 8/3/2007: I was made aware of a problem with the career reward that I hadn't noticed. It is cloned from the reward for the criminal career track and I thought they were both available simultaneously. They do both appear in the career rewards but my Interrogation Resistance Trainer made the original Lie Finder that is was based on unavailable. You could click the reward in the list and see the description, but it wouldn't actually appear on the lot to be placed if you tried to place it. That problem is now fixed and I have attached a new file to the downloads below called "Espionage Reward." For people downloading for the first time, use the career reward in this rar instead of the one in the main rar (you can delete that one). For people who have already downloaded the career, you can replace the original espionage career reward with the one in the new rar. Sorry for the inconvenience. This was actually my very first object and I am far from being an expert at them. I'm surprised it worked as well as it did to begin with. Hopefully the new one doesn't create any problems.

UPDATE 6/6/2007: Oops. I discovered an error in one of the chance cards where it was supposed to take money away and instead it added money. Anyone who has already downloaded should replace it if that's a big issue for you. The corrected file is the one that says Update 6-6-07. Sorry for the inconvenience.

I sat down to see if I could make my own career, having never created anything very involved for the game before. I was interested in making careers based on the classes in Dungeons and Dragons, as most of my Sims characters are based on characters I had in that game. This espionage career started out as just an experiment and grew into something I wanted to perfect. Maybe some of you out there will enjoy it. I do realize that there are a couple of other spy careers out there and I'm not meaning to step on any toes. I actually didn't know of their existence until I was almost ready to upload this one.

Details:

--Complete chance cards
--EP ready
--Custom icons
--Custom uniforms for levels 7-10 (recolors or reclassifications of Maxis outfits from the base game, so no expansions required)
--Custom (sort of) career reward (basically it's the polygraph machine from the criminal career track, just recolored and with a different name and description, and with the "Practice Lying" option relabeled)
--Doesn't overwrite any Maxis career for sure, and no custom career that I have in my game. I registered my GUIDs, so presumably it won't overwrite (or be overwritten by) anything with a GUID that's also registered.

Levels:
1 Gopher ($243)
2 Trainee ($352)
3 Researcher ($507)
4 Field Researcher ($630)
5 Handler ($800)
6 Gadget Specialist ($915)
7 Field Operative ($1078)
8 Double Agent ($1292)
9 "00" Agent ($1718)
10 Super Spy ($2812)

The pay is pretty good, but the requirements are a little higher than the other non college degree careers (for the top level you have to have 8 points of charisma, 8 points of creativity, 10 points of logic, 5 points of body, and 10 friends)

There are eight files in the .rar: the career, the career reward, a male and female spy outfit (recolored racer outfits from the base game), a male super spy outfit (one of the tuxedos reclassified to be everyday), a female super spy outfit (a recolored and reclassified formal dress - I guess my vision of a female James Bond), and two files modified from Vagrants uniform templates that tell the career to use the outfits. All eight files must be placed in the downloads directory for the career to work properly. (I think if you don't put in the uniform files they will just go to work in their everyday clothes for the last few levels.)


Here's a screenshot of Cyd Roseland (from Pets) going to work as a Super Spy (ignore the time of day, I had to cheat to get the daylight for the shot).

This is my very first upload, so constructive criticism is appreciated. If anything goes wrong for you, let me know. I will try (with my limited abilities) to figure out the problem. But everything seems to work fine in my game.

Please use this or modify this as you will, but please do not upload to any paysite (even if it's free on the paysite) and please give me credit.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to:
Maxis for the game
SuperFly for the career tutorials
Bidou for the career editor
Vagrant for the uniform templates and information
Skiingiggy for the reward information
Everyone at MTS2
Everyone at SimPE my wife for testing the career

and my son Keith, for the original idea to do a spy career.
Tags: #spy career, #spy, #james bond, #bond, #007

Age: Adult
Career Type: Realistic
Chance cards: All

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Espionage Reward.rar

Size: 447.1 KB · Downloads: 12,032 · 3rd Aug 2007
447.1 KB 12,032 3rd Aug 2007
Espionage Career (Edit 6-6-07).rar

Size: 1.92 MB · Downloads: 17,049 · 6th Jun 2007
1.92 MB 17,049 6th Jun 2007
Espionage Career.rar

Size: 1.92 MB · Downloads: 11,575 · 5th Jun 2007
1.92 MB 11,575 5th Jun 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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Instructor
#2 Old 5th Jun 2007 at 8:29 AM
Well done! This is a fabulous first upload! EP ready means that it's compatible with the Basegame but it works with all current EP's. Thanks and well done again.

Retired...

kind of.
Test Subject
#3 Old 5th Jun 2007 at 10:21 AM
Wonderful job, and really hard to believe its your first one. The attention to detail, the well thoughtout career levels, benefits, rewards, and pay levels are a hallmark of a really good custom career maker.

I installed without any issues and have one sim working his way through the career, there have been no issues, no conflicts and, of course, it did not over write any career on my game.

Congratz on your NEW career as a career designer/creator
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#4 Old 5th Jun 2007 at 12:12 PM
Thank you both for the compliments. Crowsman, I actually found out about base game compatibility after I originally posted. I will edit the post, thanks for letting me know.
Test Subject
#5 Old 5th Jun 2007 at 3:31 PM
Nice going to install now. this message will self destruct
Scholar
#6 Old 5th Jun 2007 at 5:53 PM
Very nice! You write well, you can spell, and you paid attention to all aspects of the career, which puts you way ahead of average!

"You must be the change you want to see in the world." -- Gandhi
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#7 Old 5th Jun 2007 at 7:33 PM
Thanks to both of you. This gives me confidence to work on my next career.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 5th Jun 2007 at 7:48 PM
Wow, for the first time ever, an custom career icon that acctually looks like it fits into the game. If im ever arsed to do a custom career, i would very much like to work with you.
Test Subject
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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#9 Old 5th Jun 2007 at 9:19 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by simathome
Wow, for the first time ever, an custom career icon that acctually looks like it fits into the game. If im ever arsed to do a custom career, i would very much like to work with you.


My intent throughout the project was to try to make the career fit into the game as well as possible. I'm glad you liked the icons. If you ever do a career and would like my help, get in touch.
Test Subject
#10 Old 6th Jun 2007 at 5:00 AM
Oooh shiny! Now I have a career for the Sims in my secret agents neighbourhood. My agents were all looking for alternative careers. I was telling myself William was undercover on the criminal career track... Thank you!

And so well thought out, too. I love the icon, it does fit the game style very well.
Instructor
#11 Old 6th Jun 2007 at 5:10 AM
Can't wait to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#12 Old 6th Jun 2007 at 6:59 AM
Thanks for the compliments everyone, however, I have discovered an error in one of the chance cards. It gives money when it's supposed to take it away. I have corrected the problem and attached a new file. It's the one that says Update 6-6-07 on it. I edited the post above to reflect the mistake and correction. Anyone who downloaded the career before now should download the new one and replace it. To my knowledge, everything else in the career works fine.
Test Subject
#13 Old 7th Jun 2007 at 1:21 PM
this one looks good,i didn't know other spy careers where out there either.i like the way you described it and from the sounds of it you did your research to make sure it worked well,will report back if any problems,and if you want will post all clear if no problems.

thanks and if you followed superfly's tutorial it should be no problems good job
Test Subject
#14 Old 7th Jun 2007 at 7:47 PM
Wow it's so hard to find creators who finish a 'product' off! Most people aren't finishers, but you are and that makes you hard to beat.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#15 Old 7th Jun 2007 at 8:18 PM
I'm glad you all seem to like the career. I'm hard at work on another one right now, so keep your eyes peeled.
Test Subject
#16 Old 8th Jun 2007 at 9:08 AM
Its really a gd career. The design everything just look almost like the normal career in the game. Really good job for this. Hope to see your other career creation in the near future.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#17 Old 8th Jun 2007 at 8:49 PM
Thanks. The new career is just about ready. I have two chance cards left to complete. It is a medieval wizard career.
Test Subject
#18 Old 9th Jun 2007 at 2:04 PM
just wanted to update my findings,i love this career it works flawlessly.

i have all eps and most of the sps as well as many hacks.in particular i love the super spy gown for the females very very well done i think even superfly would like this one.

no problem with it whatsoever and i will certainly dl the wizard career when you get it finished fantastic job keep up the good work
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#19 Old 9th Jun 2007 at 10:19 PM
Thank you, the feedback is certainly appreciated. I'm glad it works so well, thanks for that goes mainly to the great tutorials right here on this site. The magic career is almost done. I was writing the last chance card when I decided to check this thread again.
Theorist
#20 Old 20th Jun 2007 at 6:30 PM
Wow! Another great career to work through!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#21 Old 22nd Jun 2007 at 1:23 PM
Thanks. Would anyone be interested in a pet version of this career?
Theorist
#22 Old 22nd Jun 2007 at 3:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by FennShysa
Thanks. Would anyone be interested in a pet version of this career?
I think that would be a lot of fun and there is a real scarcity of pet careers. But really I'm more looking forward to further releases in your D&D series. The important thing is whatever interests you - I'm sure that folks will enjoy whatever you come up with!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#23 Old 22nd Jun 2007 at 3:26 PM
Oh, don't worry. I'm not done with Dungeons & Dragons yet. I'm currently working on the fighter. I was asking because I realize that I can make pet careers now. I need to do some teen and elder careers as well.
Test Subject
#24 Old 9th Jul 2007 at 12:01 AM
Wow, very well done! Thank you for all your hard work.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#25 Old 10th Jul 2007 at 9:56 AM
Thank you for the compliment. If anyone is interested, I'm about halfway done with a pet version of this career.
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