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WineMaking Career

by CrazySheep808 Posted 27th Jun 2008 at 9:22 AM - Updated 28th Mar 2011 at 9:01 AM by CrazySheep808 : Updating search parameters
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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.
I have made this adult career with the invaluable help of MTS2 tutorials (there is no teen/elder version-yet). It has it's own GUID (so it will NOT overwrite a maxis career), all chance cards are present, including level ten, it has a custom icon, and I would like confirmation of it's compatibility with just the base game. I have tested it myself, and it seems to work ok, and I'd be so appreciative if some other people could try it out and let me know if there's any problems!

So, WineMaking. Here are the details:

1 Grape Picker
Your hours are long and the sun is hot, hot, hot. Dedication and a taste for ripeness are important! Withstand bullying supervisors and gruelling physical labour to work your way up the vineyard...literally.

2 Grape Picking Team Leader
It’s your turn to bully the grape-pickers now. However, your time is better spent sucking up to the Shed Manager, who has the power to promote you into the shady crushing room. Work on that charisma, and you’ll soon see the difference!

3 Grape Crushing Operator
You’ve made it into the cool, dark, sweet-smelling confines of the grape crushing shed! But in the gloom lurk many on your mechanical skill to decrease the chance of accidents.

4 Barrel Roller
Once the wine is put in barrels, they must be rolled into storage and left to ferment. This is your job. Beware! The barrels are heavy. Putting spare pieces of wood on the ground to create tracks is recommended.

5 Fermentation Overseer
Watching the wine is an important job, as if it over-ferments it rots the wooden barrels and creates a foul smell. Keep a wary eye on your charges, because if anything goes wrong it’ll come out of your pocket.

6 GrapeShed Manager
With extra responsibility comes extra money. And vice versa. It’s now your job to make the shed, ie the wine-making process, run smoothly. Logic is important, because if the grapes aren’t crushed in time, there’ll be nothing for the Barrel Rollers to roll! Work on your logic, and try to keep every body happy.

7 Wine Tester
That’s right, you are paid to drink the wine! However, letting any bad wine slip by is as bad for your career as getting drunk. You have been warned.

8 Vineyard Manager
You’re finally in charge of the vineyard, and you have some say in how the wine should be made. Make it well, and who knows what heights you could reach?

9 Wine Competition Judge
Your knowledge of wine is becoming legendary, and the local clubs beg you to judge their competitions. Gold Medals from you are rare and highly regarded.

10 Wine Connoisseur
You have the fancy office with the gorgeous view over the hills, and all you have to do is drink wine and write reviews! That’s right, everybody wants you to tell them what to drink. Whether it’s ‘in’ or ‘out’ this season is entirely up to you. Congratulations!

I have used some NPC character outfits as uniforms, but only those that came with the base game, eg the Exterminater.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to all the people who wrote career creation tutorials on this site! I read them all, very thoroughly. :D

Career Type:
Chance cards:
      All: All levels have chance cards

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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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\
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 8:19 PM
i would be happy to test it ill get back to you if i have problems.
#3 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 8:24 PM
oo this is nice
i dont ever download carrers because there to "diffrent" and the little icon is always bad...and the levels suck...but this..this is nice. great work. are you gonna do more carreers?
Test Subject
#4 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 8:28 PM
lemme try!
i'll let you know if i have probs...
oh, btw
I have the Seasons EP
hope that won't interfere
Forum Resident
#5 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 8:32 PM
There are already available several objects and lots concerning wine and vineyards but for me this is the missing link in that chain. Thank you for sharing.
Test Subject
#6 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 8:42 PM
This looks really good, I'll test it for you.

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Test Subject
#7 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 10:51 PM
Oh, Free Taste testing
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Lab Assistant
#8 Old 4th Jul 2008 at 11:05 PM
Thanks, it looks good. Niko21 That is beer. :P
Test Subject
#9 Old 5th Jul 2008 at 5:59 AM
This is a great idea! I'd love to test it out for you!

Test Subject
#10 Old 6th Jul 2008 at 12:46 AM
I would love to test it for you also but I dont think I downloaded it right. I really need help with installing careers if anyone can help me. Please. I read the guide to downloading but it didnt help. I downloaded it into my documents then I extracted the file from there to my downloads folder but the jobs still didnt end up in the game.
Test Subject
#11 Old 7th Jul 2008 at 3:40 AM
works fine. no problem so far. thanks
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#12 Old 7th Jul 2008 at 5:57 AM
Hey everyone, thanks heaps for trying this out and for all the positive feedback! I might try making a teen/elder version if there's enough interest, just let me know.

Also, Shay11, I found that it took a few minutes for this career to appear in the boolprop testing lists, if you can't find it there then perhaps it is not compatible with your eps. Which ones do you have installed?

Everything is ok in the end. If it's not ok, then it's not the end.
Test Subject
#13 Old 7th Jul 2008 at 5:58 PM
This is going to be a very long post.

First: To CrazySheep808
Thank you! This mod is working perfectly, and all the chance cards were very creative. Espeically the last ones *wink*. However! As being a damned perfectionist I must state a few things! Although I am not educated in the process of wine making I do know that those who are wine makers are not called wine makers. They prefer to be called wine vinters. Perhaps a Job Title change is in order? I would believe it would simple enough. Also the GrapeShed Manager position well in my opinion sounded alittle fakeish. Feel better though cause now I'm interested in seeing the wine making process myself to allow for better input, that is if you truly want my opinion/help. Ok next.

To: Shay11 and others

There is a certain load order of your mods. Some mods require that you buy them from the catalogue/use them in your house at least once in every household before they will allow the load order to move on. To avoid this use a mod manager and edit the load order so all carreers and Gobals Run first. That should solve your problem. Other than that it pops right in the Downloads Folder.

To: Everyone Else
I recomend this mod and to be honest my sim is using it up to the fullest! Give your thanks to CrazySheep!!!

With the Greatest Humility,
-Lord Navala
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#14 Old 8th Jul 2008 at 12:57 AM
Heya LordNavala,

Thankyou! I know absolutely nothing about the winemaking, or winevinting process. Yes I agree the grapeshed manager was a bit of a stretch, I was running out of ideas at that point. If you have an alternative suggestion I'd be happy to consider changing it.
Also, is "WineVinting" a viable name? Your post seems to suggest that, but it seems a little awkward to me. Hmm..

But anyway, if you manage to find out some facts that could be used to make the career seem more realistic, I don't see what harm it could do! Unless there's a public outcry to keep it as it is lol. I'm happy to update it anytime!!

Have an awesome day

Everything is ok in the end. If it's not ok, then it's not the end.
Test Subject
#15 Old 8th Jul 2008 at 8:02 PM
Yes it's a viable name only it'd be 'Wine Vintner'. That sounds very proper. Also I think I'm going to speak to a friend of mine who is a vintner and see how he makes his wines. You're welcome. Feel free to message me personally anytime. -Lord Navala
#16 Old 10th Jul 2008 at 1:38 AM
This is a great career and no problems so far. Thanks.

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Test Subject
#17 Old 16th Jul 2008 at 5:18 PM
i haven't found any problems with it so far, will let you know if I do

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Test Subject
#18 Old 19th Jul 2008 at 2:30 AM
This is a creative career and perfect for my peasant sims in my medieval neighborhood! Downloading for sure =D
Test Subject
#19 Old 20th Jul 2008 at 5:15 PM
As Hexameter mentioned, this is indeed a missing link, certainly in my Sims universe (Tuscany Valley & Falcon Crest...).
I'll test it right now, and let you know soon!
Test Subject
#20 Old 30th Jul 2008 at 4:50 AM
I would have thought "wine vinter" is a bit over-the-top: the "vin" bit of the word actually means "wine," so you would be calling the person a wine wine(make)er! "Vintner," by itself, would be more proper - like Elizabeth Knox's book "The Vintner's Luck."
Test Subject
#21 Old 16th Aug 2008 at 9:38 AM
I really like the career, it's not totally realistic, but great fun for sims.

Two remarks though :
- In the lower levels the uniforms of the exterminator and nurse are odd.
- I love your chance cards but a 40.000.000,- bonus is over the top. (It happened with the sugar and wine mixing card.)

I haven't been untill the last level yet, but so far this career is well worth importing in the game.

Thank you very much.

Suggestion for the next one : A Dallas-Dynasty type OIL BARON CAREER.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#22 Old 20th Aug 2008 at 10:03 PM
You're saying you get too much money? Wow...
Feel free to adjust this career to suit your needs/wants. As long as it's not redistributed under your name or whatever, I'm happy for you to make changes. However, the wine industry can be very lucrative...

I used those uniforms because they looked about right, again if you want to change them in your game go ahead!

Oooh Oil Baron... what a good idea! You don't mind if I pinch it? I know you suggested it here but it always makes me feel a bit uneasy in case you want to make it yourself.


Everything is ok in the end. If it's not ok, then it's not the end.
Test Subject
#23 Old 28th Aug 2008 at 10:19 AM
Please go ahaid! Make a great career!
The joy of playing with a career made by someone else is the surprise element.
Field Researcher
#24 Old 9th Oct 2008 at 12:04 AM
This career rocks! Great idea, CrazySheep. I LOVE it!
Very creative and unique...thank you for sharing your talent.

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Test Subject
#25 Old 21st Dec 2008 at 3:42 AM
this is the most unique one ive seen yet
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