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The Gamer Career!

by ElliotDX Posted 18th Mar 2010 at 2:23 AM - Updated 13th Mar 2010 at 11:31 AM by ElliotDX
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This download is a custom career. This means that you will need the NRaas Careers mod installed in order to use the download in your game.
Brief Intro
This adds a 10-Level career similar to the one from the Sims 2: Seasons. It's based in the Criminal Hideout, due to lack of suitable locations. But the warehouse seems fit for some reason! This has been tested on Sunset Valley, Riverview and a custom world.

Beware, this career contains vast amounts of puns...

Requirements
You need to have twallan's NRaas Career Mod installed which can be found here. Whats good about this is, you can add as many careers as you want, as long as they're based on the same framework. Also, if any future patches breaks the scripting that loads the careers, twallan is so up to date, he'll fix it real fast!

This shouldn't conflict with Awesome or IndieStone, as the framework it is based on does not.

Levels

1) Card Tournament Attendee - Days off: Mon, Fri. 10:00-16:00. $38 p/h (per hour)
You're playing the cards, whether Pokèmon, Yu-Gi-Oh or some dinosaur game. Enter the tournaments and use your fifteen-hundred attack power to kick your opponent sims' butts!

2) Gaming Tournament Champion - Days off: Wed, Sat. 09:00-16:00. $44 p/h
Be it at Call of Duty, Pokèmon or "Imagine: Teacher", you are a gaming ace. Every Sim fears you as you step into the tournament room. Some insult you from the window, for being a 'nerd'. They're just jealous, promise.

3) Video Game Tester - Days Off: Mon, Tues. 15:00-21:00. $50 p/h
This is where it the money comes in. You're finally being paid to PLAY video games. No tournaments, the real damn thing. Enjoy playing your Call of Duty, Brain Training or whatever it is you sims do with this opportunity.

4) Official Simtendo Magazine Reviewer - Days Off: Mon, Sat. 09:00-16:00. $76 p/h
Better work on that writing skill, because you've been hired as one of the OFFICIAL Simtendo Magazine's few reviewers! It's your job to tell readers which games are hot, which are not, and which games just really, shouldn't have been made.

5) Concept Artist - Days Off: Tues, Sat. 13:00-19:30. $97 p/h
Designing characters, worlds, enemies and whatever else for games is your job. Better get to work, who knows, maybe you'll get to crush your creation in the next game.

6) Graphics Editor - Days Off: Tues, Thurs. 14:00-20:00. $126 p/h
From designing to creating, you're now creating C.A.D to plop straight into the game. Concept Artists send in the ideas, you design them and poof! They're ready for play-testing.[I]

7) Quality Controller - [i]Days Off: Mon, Wed, Sun. 13:00-19:00. $151 p/h

Eight bit. Sixteen Bit. Get familiar with these because you're a Quality Controller! You have to make sure everything is the same with no flaws whatsoever.

8) Video Game Designer - Days Off: Weekend. 10:00-17:00. $189 p/h.
You design the games. The new hits on the market are genius ideas thought up by you. You brought back The Urbz at a whole new level. Next stop: Simic the Hedgehog really needs to be improved lately.

9) Video Game Programmer - Days Off: Mon, Tues, Fri. 14:00-21:00. $236 p/h.
You use your amazing programming skills to create the gameplay. This is a job so highly complex you can scarely imagine anyone else trying to attempt it. This is the hardest part of game development. Good Luck!

10) Head of Simtendo - Days Off: Weekend. 10:00-18:00. $383 p/h.
[I]You're the big shot. You're the head of Simtendo, Simland's greatest gaming company. All ideas must be submitted to you, and you get to play test anything if you so feel like it. Though it's not all fun and games, even if it is the Gamer Career.


Skills and Tones

For ALL Levels, you will need to work on your Video Gaming skill. This can only be done on the console, not by playing computer games.

For Level 4, you must work on your writing skill.

For Levels 5-8, you must work on your painting skill.

For Levels 9-10, you must work on your logic skill.

The tones are as follows:

Business As Usual
Work Hard -> Play Hardcore Mode
Take it Easy -> Play Easy Mode
Meet Coworkers -> Join Chatroom
Hang With Coworkers -> Play Online
Suck Up To Boss -> Complete Game for Boss
Extra Tone 1 -> Write Review (Improves Video Gaming and Writing Skills)
Extra Tone 2 -> Doodle (Improves Painting)
Extra Tone 3-> Play Dr. Kawasima's Brain Training (Logic. Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training is a game I'm sure you've heard of.)

Known Issues

The mod is only available in English. This will be updated soon, as V 1.1.

They're are currently no Career Events and Opportunities. Note the "currently". Yes, I am working on some. Chance card ideas will be greatly appreciated.

Anything Else?[/b
I'm now open for requests. PM me.

[b]Additional Credits:

~ Cheers to twallan for making this possible!
~ The Makers of S3PE for making this possible, also!
~ bluegenjutsu for helping me with the levels. (No way in HELL would I have got these good levels. You'd be dealing with things such as "Brainstormer" if she hadn't saved the day.
~ Anyone willing to translate.
Tags: #sims, #3, #custom, #career, #gamer, #head, #of, #simtendo

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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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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Inventor
#2 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 2:49 AM
I'm looking forward to playing with your new career, Elliot! Thanks for making and sharing this.
Test Subject
#3 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 2:57 AM
This looks awesome! Thanks so much!
Instructor
#4 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 3:15 AM
My favourite career! thank you!

No, u can't haz cheezburger
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 4:04 AM
A couple opportunities at higher levels of this career could hinge upon doing interview spots for gaming shows (like X-Play, etc), while at the highest levels, you could have to deal with some controversy. At lower levels, like 1 or 2, you could get opportunities to try to cheat at the game/tournament. Near the mid-levels, opportunities could take the form of unreasonable production demands by outside sources and/or superiors.
Test Subject
#6 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 4:43 AM
bonus- you get the highest score ever of a game :D
design the most popular game of all time
bad- you design the most unpopular game of all time
you catch my drift :P
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 5:52 AM
Sounds so cool! Thanks, I cant wait to try it out!
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 9:01 AM Last edited by BaXiM : 19th Mar 2010 at 11:14 PM. Reason: german strings now included
Default german translation
Sound absolutely great! I didn't know, I was waiting for this, but now I cannot wait to try it.
Could you please add a german translation? The translated strings are in the attachment. Although female versions of the job-titles are missing. (Edit: Managed to do it myself. See posting below.)
It would also be great, if you could send me a stringtable like those twallan provides for his mods. That way, it should be pretty easy to create the female strings where necessary.
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 12:38 PM
Oppurtunity: Maybe in the lower levels, your workplace's internet goes down, consoles freeze up, and hell emerges. Your sim can be the mechanic skilled, overworked soul to step up to the challenge and fix it all. Your sim heads to work and spends the day there, getting tired and hungry.
Oh yea, Good job on the career!

Good music is like a candy bar; All you have to do is throw out the rappers.
Rabid Recoloring Renegade
retired moderator
#10 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 1:48 PM
Another great one! Thanks!
Test Subject
#11 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 6:26 PM
Nice one. Have already put my sim in the career. Opportunities are pretty easy to come up with for this career. Some have been mentioned above. Will PM you some ideas. Good job, though. Been waiting for something like this.
Test Subject
#12 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 6:34 PM
OMG I LOVE THIS!!!! The pay seems a bit low but omg thanks!!! Cant wat to try it :D
Test Subject
#13 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 9:04 PM
One of the opritunites could be that your sims is playing The Humans and his Human gets an opportunity. btw, this mod rocks.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#14 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 10:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ehoke
OMG I LOVE THIS!!!! The pay seems a bit low but omg thanks!!! Cant wat to try it :D


If I'm correct in thinking, the pay is identical to the Journalism career.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#15 Old 18th Mar 2010 at 10:30 PM
If anyone's interested, I also have a part-time career available at another site, a Security one. If it's wanted, I can upload it.
Test Subject
#16 Old 19th Mar 2010 at 5:59 AM
i am new to this career and haven't played the sims 2. I do not understand what you mean about using the console to upgrade the Gaming skill. Could you explain please? thank you.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#17 Old 19th Mar 2010 at 6:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bellj1980
i am new to this career and haven't played the sims 2. I do not understand what you mean about using the console to upgrade the Gaming skill. Could you explain please? thank you.


Basically, the Video Gaming skill is a hidden skill in the game. In order to build it up, you must use the Video Game console which works with the television. Using the VR Goggles or playing computer games on the computer won't improve the skill.
Test Subject
#18 Old 19th Mar 2010 at 9:36 PM
ok thank you very much
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 19th Mar 2010 at 11:13 PM
Default german translation done
Hi!
I managed to create the german strings. In the attachment is a version including them.
I also stumbled over two things:
  1. I think, the ID's for the Chatroom-Strings are wrong. At least in my game there was a "String not found"-message. Using ID's 0x0805D31DA8621117 and 0x2C661BB02E78B763 works.
  2. I saw no kind of "Practice Painting"-option, although the code seems to provide one. Did I miss it or isn't it fully implemented yet? (I found a description-string but the short one seems to be missing.)
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar MTS_ElliotDX_1068876_EDXGamer_Career.rar (21.6 KB, 65 downloads)
Description: Version with german translation
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 20th Mar 2010 at 11:39 AM
Thank you, I really appreciate all your hard work!!!
Test Subject
#21 Old 24th Mar 2010 at 2:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElliotDX
Basically, the Video Gaming skill is a hidden skill in the game. In order to build it up, you must use the Video Game console which works with the television. Using the VR Goggles or playing computer games on the computer won't improve the skill.


I have framework 2.5.12 and no other conflicting mods but for some reason it wont work for me. I can join the gaming career etc but the maxoid game "thing"/console that you buy in game just says I cant interact with it, any help here? The VR goggles work but just not the console
Test Subject
#22 Old 24th Mar 2010 at 7:05 PM Last edited by Zokoro : 24th Mar 2010 at 8:02 PM. Reason: Added onto the first suggestion.
This has become my favorite career now and is a good money maker in the end. I have a suggestion for improving for more fun.

Maybe you could have it so you could program/create your own games and sell them and get royalty checks for them similar to the Writing skill with books for a bit of side cash. Just a thought for a more realistic role for Game Programmer and Head of Simtendo. The quality of the games could depending on logic and maybe painting skills.

Also, this has probably ran across as a thought or been suggested previously, but wouldn't it make more sense for the HQ for this job to be in the Business building?

That's all I can think of for now. Again, awesome job on this!
Test Subject
#23 Old 26th Mar 2010 at 5:24 PM
1 word... EPIC!!!
Test Subject
#24 Old 28th Mar 2010 at 3:55 AM
This has definitely become my new favorite career.

How about some career advancement rewards like a new computer or gaming system? Just a suggestion.
Top Secret Researcher
#25 Old 29th Mar 2010 at 10:10 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by pmankillinspree
How about some career advancement rewards like a new computer or gaming system? Just a suggestion.


As I recall ElliotDX did attempt to add such, but was denied by the inflexible nature of EA-Core.

It should be possible to implement such under Phase Four, if ElliotDX chooses to update this career at that time.

Cheers.

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