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Picked upload! NPC Career Mega Pack (FIXED 9.12.08)

by TashaFaun Posted 23rd Jul 2008 at 11:09 PM - Updated 6th May 2009 at 1:13 AM by TashaFaun
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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.
Have you ever wanted Kaylyn Langrek to have the proper job when you move her in? Ever had your sim ask the gardener or pizza delivery person to be their roommate but were disappointed to find that there was no job available for them that matched their NPC status? Well with the NPC Career Mega Pack you don't have to worry about that anymore.

They do not overwrite any of the default careers as they come with their own unique GUIDs.



This is my first upload. I've come across a few NPC careers on here and other places but the levels made it so their job status was never right for very long. All the levels for each career have the same name, description, outfit and carpool. The only things that change are the pay, skills, friends and days. 9 out the 10 the careers have custom icons and they came directly from in game icons. Bartender requires Nightlife and Gardener requires Seasons.







I put all the careers into one zip file but they are seperate files and you can choose which to install.

Anyway, enjoy and let me know how you like it! Thanks.

Additional Credits:
Macey246 for the Post Office icon SimPE
Tags: #NPC, #career

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 Nightlife Seasons
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Pack 1.zip

Size: 70.3 KB · Downloads: 15,538 · 6th May 2009
70.3 KB 15,538 6th May 2009
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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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Test Subject
#51 Old 23rd Aug 2008 at 11:32 AM
Hi! First of all i wanna say thanx!
I download the careers and they work but when i search the career on the pc or newspaper all of them are called "negocios"(business).perhaps is because mi game is in Spanish?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#52 Old 23rd Aug 2008 at 3:10 PM
Yes that's why. My careers are only in English, sorry. I don't speak spanish.

NPC- Non-Playable Character.
Test Subject
#53 Old 24th Aug 2008 at 7:23 AM
I wonder...
maybe someone who's really good at clothing + such, maybe, HP or Delphy or someone, to make a blazer-style outfit for the male maids, or simply don't have your male be a maid? :]

I was like 11 when I made this account okay. D:
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#54 Old 24th Aug 2008 at 3:47 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mizzmileyfanx
I wonder...
maybe someone who's really good at clothing + such, maybe, HP or Delphy or someone, to make a blazer-style outfit for the male maids, or simply don't have your male be a maid? :]


I'm not sure I understand as there is already a male maid outfit.
#55 Old 1st Sep 2008 at 7:55 PM
Thanks! I too was annoyed when my NPC mailman lost his job upon moving in. I`ve downloaded all three files attached at message #1 in this thread. Unfortunately, it isn`t entirely clear which ones I should install. I have Double Deluxe [equivalent to BaseGame+NightLife+CelebrationStuff] plus IKEA home stuff, and I *do* want the enhancements mentioned in *both* of your updates.

CaCtUs2003, "NPC" stands for "Non-Player Character".
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#56 Old 4th Sep 2008 at 7:29 AM
Sorry I guess I didn't make that clear. Opps. You will want NPCMotivesFix and NPCOutfits. That's all. The NPCCareers are the careers without any motives being drained (which sucks when they've been at work for 8 hours, really throws off the sleeping pattern).
#57 Old 4th Sep 2008 at 7:26 PM
Thanks, Tasha. They`re installed, now.

Um, do the Service charachers automaticaly retain their jobs with these packages, or do we have to make them get their jobs back?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#58 Old 5th Sep 2008 at 8:10 AM
The service NPC have no jobs. These jobs don't exist in game.
#59 Old 5th Sep 2008 at 7:30 PM
Aw, shucks! I don`t suppose that there`s an easy way to code an override that adds them, either. I guess I`ll just have to use the "cheats" to force the job. That was "boolProp enableTestingCheats true", then shift-click on the newspaper, wasn`t it? Still and all, good job for getting us this far!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#60 Old 6th Sep 2008 at 7:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeneralOperationsDirector
I guess I`ll just have to use the "cheats" to force the job. That was "boolProp enableTestingCheats true", then shift-click on the newspaper, wasn`t it?


You got it
#61 Old 6th Sep 2008 at 8:14 PM
Thanks. It sure would be nice if someone could figure out how to automate this, though.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#62 Old 9th Sep 2008 at 10:30 PM Last edited by TashaFaun : 10th Sep 2008 at 1:15 AM.
I doubt with how the game engine works that that would be possible.
FYI: I'm done fixing the careers and will be updating by tonight or tomorrow. That's why only the outfits are up right now.
#63 Old 10th Sep 2008 at 3:01 AM
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Originally Posted by TashaFaun
I doubt with how the game engine works that that would be possible.
::SIGH:: Figures. Still, it would be nice, wouldn`t it?
Quote:
Originally Posted by TashaFaun
FYI: I'm done fixing the careers and will be updating by tonight or tomorrow. That's why only the outfits are up right now.
Ok. I`ll be looking for `em!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#64 Old 11th Sep 2008 at 1:35 AM
I thought I would have time today but I didn't I'll try to get them done tonight and update tomorrow.
Test Subject
#65 Old 14th Sep 2008 at 12:12 PM
where do you find the fix for mood drains?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#66 Old 15th Sep 2008 at 5:55 PM
What "fix"?
#67 Old 15th Sep 2008 at 8:39 PM
I presume box was refering to the fact that your earlier post had issues with "needs" being locked while the sim was at work.
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Originally Posted by TashaFaun
FYI: I'm done fixing the careers and will be updating by tonight or tomorrow.
I presume that this update has happened? I redownloaded the careers today; do I need to replace my existing installed careers from the previous download?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#68 Old 16th Sep 2008 at 12:36 AM
Yes, that's why the counter is so low on the downloads lol. And yes you need to delete the earlier careers. There are no issues with these ones in regards to the motives as they are cloned directly from the business career. Any issues you can take up with Maxis hehe. My earlier ones were cloned from a career that was cloned from the business career (if that makes sense), that's why they were wonky.
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#69 Old 18th Sep 2008 at 4:13 AM
Shouldn't Butler and Landlord be added?

Everything in this room is edible,in fact even I am edible,but that my dear chld is called cannibalism and is frowned upon in most societies.
#70 Old 18th Sep 2008 at 4:40 AM
What about the headmaster of the private school?
Test Subject
#71 Old 18th Sep 2008 at 5:45 AM
i only have original, and yet none of these jobs show up in my game... what to do?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#72 Old 18th Sep 2008 at 5:56 AM
@ Velvet & General: earlier in the thread this has been discussed and you will also see in my main text that a new batch will be coming out. I am planning on 3 batches of ten careers. Both of which you mentioned are on the to-do list.

@ Beat: Have you made sure you've enabled custom content? Put it in your downloads folder? If so I'm not sure why these would not be showing up because they are cloned from a base game career. Are you only using the newspaper or computer? You may need to use debug mode to get to them or download a mod that gives you access to all careers.
Test Subject
#73 Old 21st Sep 2008 at 11:19 AM
This is a cool idea. I know how much time it takes to make one career. Here is the link to my firefighter career with custom uniforms and custom car pool vehicles. The fire engine will pick you up from work. http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=261722

Keep up the good work.
Lab Assistant
#74 Old 13th Oct 2008 at 10:56 PM Last edited by ~ Hiro Osric ~ : 13th Oct 2008 at 10:58 PM. Reason: Spelling
Not sure if anyone has noticed this, but chance cards do sometimes show up, but without any text or end result (that I can see anyway) A great bunch of careers though, thanks a ton for these!

~ Hiro Osric ~
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