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[Outdated] The RAC (random aspiration chooser)

by draik12 Posted 17th Oct 2007 at 10:45 AM - Updated 27th Nov 2013 at 5:48 PM by Nysha
16 Comments / replies (Who?) - 15 Feedback Posts, 1 Thanks Posts

the draik12's aspiration chooser!

stuck choosing a new aspiration for that growing teeenager or new sim?
want to complete the legacy challenge but no dice avaliable?
have no fear, the aspiration chooser is here!
using very simple gamemaker technology, here is a lovely little solution to all your problems. just press the roll button and find out your new aspiration!
This is a completly seperate program to The Sims 2, you must first start up the game, create a family and using Alt+Tab, open this up. This does not choose the aspiration and then apply it to your sim, this is for legacy creators who need a random aspiration chosen for them. this is the tool to use

you can mess around with images etc, but give me (draik12) full credit for the original design. I have also included aspiration piccies for those of whom love storing these images on your pc for later use.

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Additional Credits: SimPE for finding the aspiration images,
Gamemaker for creating the whole thing as well as images.
Gimp, Paint.NET and microsoft paint (yes, it can be useful!) for editing the aspiration images to make them larger and more clear.
And of course maxis, for keeping all these things out of the game and hidden from us. so we can do it ourselves.

Operating System: Windows
Utility Type: Miscellaneous
Plugin Type: Not Applicable

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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Draik12s Aspiration Chooser.rar

Size: 1.06 MB · Downloads: 852 · 16th Dec 2007
1.06 MB 852 16th Dec 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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#2 Old 23rd Oct 2007 at 8:07 PM
This is a great utility. If you really want a challenge that many many would thank you for, try something that will allow you to select (not roll at random) a lifetime aspiration.

Thanks for this.

Imagine a world without hypothetical situations
Test Subject
#3 Old 23rd Oct 2007 at 8:54 PM
Could you explain more about this, like is it an in-game object? I'd love to use this.
Top Secret Researcher
#4 Old 23rd Oct 2007 at 8:58 PM
Yes. Please explain, do we click on the sim to select this? Or is it a painting?
Thanks for this, I would love to use it, sounds great.
#5 Old 23rd Oct 2007 at 9:15 PM
#6 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 12:11 AM
I think this is like an aspiration chooser if you can't make up your mind. You don't have to use it, but you can if you want to.
#7 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 1:37 AM
I believe it's a seperate program.
Great idea by the way (:
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#8 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 9:07 AM
this is a fully different program, not in-game, you need to minimise the game window (alt+tab) and start up this application.
Test Subject
#9 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 9:23 AM
so you say this thing choose the best aspiration for my sim?
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 8:06 PM
I thought I recognised the little red circle in the top-left.

Why don't you make an in-game version, it'd be great as an option for a computor or a painting.

There is no spoon
Test Subject
#11 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 8:55 PM
I agree with teirrah1995, my game turns all laggy if I minimize the game. It's still a great program, I might try it out anyways.
Field Researcher
#12 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 10:00 PM
i would LOVE! an in game chooser that allowed me to choose which life-time want my sim had....too often, the desire of the sim does not match the desire of the character.

sims that should want to be mad scientists or rule the world suddenly want to just max all skills.....those that need to be captain hero instead just want to have too many best friends at once.

only my romance sims seem to be reading the script (once i took out the mod that made any sim be able to get any want)

if not you, has anyone (preferably here at mts2, but otherwise on any place that you dont have to pay or subscribe or donate to) got a mod or item that allows you to choose (also, not the insim, i love the site,but i want not to use the mod item...and not simpe, i have no grasp of coding and moding, my brain melted when trying to deal with ATS ore / jem nodes and scripting talking quests from morrowind, i keep it in a jar to remind me never to try coding anyhting again ^^)
Test Subject
#13 Old 24th Oct 2007 at 10:57 PM
the only prob i have is when you restart the progame after exiting the it just repeats so i have fortune and then exit and then fortune and thats what i keep getting but great idea i guess ill just have to keep reollong
Field Researcher
#14 Old 25th Oct 2007 at 3:07 PM
on the upload!I don't have dice(my neice stole them when I wasn't looking)but this should be much better. I'd better get my neice away from me now.

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Things are better if I stay.
So long and goodnight,so long and goodnight."-Helena,My Chemical Romance
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Test Subject
#15 Old 27th Oct 2007 at 6:54 AM
Well, I was looking over this topic and I have yet to see what the difference is from INsiminator mod which allows for the same thing.

Does this mod allow for users to pick the Lifetime WANT?
Or is it grounded entirely in Aspiration?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#16 Old 31st Oct 2007 at 9:00 AM
Everyone out there:
this does Not choose a LTW. just a random aspiration. modding to get a LTW would take a lot of work. lol.
i'm thinking of making another chooser, this time for turn on/offs as well as hair colour.
thanks for the feedback everyone!
Test Subject
#17 Old 7th Mar 2012 at 6:19 PM
Lol i roll it an my Aspiration is Family :D