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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.

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.

*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

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.

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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
#51 Old 26th Apr 2018 at 7:52 PM
It doesn't even make any sense for kids to be taken away because they're failing school. How is that the parents' fault? Especially in the sims where you can't tell them to do their homework or ground them.

And do elementary schools even have an honour roll?
Test Subject
#52 Old 21st Jun 2021 at 7:51 PM
Thank you !
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 26th Jan 2022 at 6:34 AM
Originally Posted by nickgirdy55
And do elementary schools even have an honour roll?

In real life and in Sims, they do, yes.
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