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Picked upload! New Career! The Artist

by DarinClark2004 Posted 21st Dec 2007 at 4:11 PM - Updated 29th Aug 2009 at 8:27 PM by DarinClark2004 : Requested by moderators
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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.
Hello everyone,

I have created another new career, the artist. This is a non-slacker based version of an actual artist in todays world. Sure in the career path it does cross-over into the areas of design but, lets face it the reality is the two careers are intertwined in todays world.
This is an add-on career and does not substitute for any careers already in the game. Also, this was career is base game compatible and does not require any expansion packs.

The levels and wages are the same for both men and women:
1) Student 150
You are a starving student. Most would call you a starving artist, but at this level in your education everyone you know is doing what they can to make ends meet.
For right now you have found a late-night job working in one of your professor's studios designing CD covers for up and coming music artists. Sure CD's are going out of style as people now download their music (including you,) but this should last until you finally graduate.
Mon-Thur, 6am till 3pm

2) Intern 200
You have just graduated from art school and have been offered an intern-position designing boxes and packaging for a shipping company. Sure there is not much money but there is plenty of job security. Also when you do feel it is time to move on you will have plenty of experience for your resume.
Mon-Fri, 8am till 5pm

3) Amateur Artist 300
You still work for the packaging company but you also need to find a way to earn more money to start paying off your student loans. So you are starting to market yourself out as an amateur artist. You make a few paintings after work and try to sell them at farmers markets on the weekends. You are not getting that much extra money but it sure does help.
Mon-Sat, 8am till 5pm

4) Designer 400
As luck would have it, you have found work as a entry-level graphic designer for a government office. The work is constant and the pay is better than the packaging company. Sure you do not have much room for self-expression in your work right now but it is a very comfortable position you have found yourself in for now.
You need to start making contacts in your field that you can depend on because you find yourself having to use the specializations of others frequently.
Mon-Fri, 8am till 5pm

5) Project Coordinator 500
You are now working as the coordinator for a major project between several agencies. You are not the actual supervisor but this only means you work twice as hard as they do for less money. However, if something does go wrong with the project no one is looking at you either.
Use this experience to help you better organize your priorities as this may be a sign of how your career is going to be for now on.
Mon-Sat, 6am till 3pm

6) Project Supervisor 600
You are still working on the same multi-organization project but the original supervisor has left for another more lucrative project, leaving you in charge of this one. Now all of the mistakes they were making are now your responsibility to make work. Some days at work you are the fearless leader and others you are hanging on only a prayer.
You are currently brain-storming over what you intend to do once this project is over.
Mon-Sat, 6am till 3pm

7) Art Critic 800
You have taken on a less stressful project as an art critic and consultant for a historical society. You are surprised by how many organizations call you for your expert advise upon a daily basis. The difference between what you were just doing and what you are doing now is like night and day.
Work on your creativity because even though you have plenty of work now, this job cannot last forever.
Mon-Fri, 9am till 6pm

8) Freelance Artist 1000
You knew that your last job could not last forever, so you have taken upon the task of teaching at a local university part time while working upon your own creative projects. Your access to the university facilities helps out greatly and you would not be able to make this much money with out this benefit.
The university is a great place to make some great new professional contacts.
Mon-Fri, 8am till 9pm

9) Artistic Icon 1400
You have done everything and you know everyone that there is to know in the local art world. You are looked upon by your peers as an icon and the professional world highly values your opinion. Sure you have found your own artistic style and helped others found theirs but you still have not accomplished that great project that you can stamp upon yourself to be remembered for.
Mon-Fri, 10am till 6pm

10) World-Class Artist 1800
Finally you have become liberated enough to express yourself in your art in a way that no one can second you. Art students are required to study your work and any art collector who is anyone has at least one of your pieces with in their collection. You are known the whole world over and people will be appreciating your work long after you are gone.
Mon-Fri, 9am till 5pm

Like as in all my careers there are chance cards for levels 1 through 9 and I hope you enjoy this new career. The teen and elderly version of this career can be found here .
Tags: #career, #artist

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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 31st Dec 2007 at 12:20 AM
ooo fun fun! :D
Test Subject
#3 Old 31st Dec 2007 at 11:59 AM
omg... I am an artist and that's wht I wanna be... this job is gr8!!!! thank u!

My soul is burning and I love it... All I need is Him... And Him I have... Why is He so close but so far away from me... Let my soul go and WE will be as one in the night with full moon!
Alchemist
#4 Old 31st Dec 2007 at 1:18 PM
Very good, I like the working hours, and new careers, new challenge! Thanks,
Field Researcher
#5 Old 31st Dec 2007 at 6:49 PM
Great idea! I have a quick question though. This is actually the first career I've ever downloaded. I'm not quite sure how I'm suppose to install it into the game. Does it go in my downloads folder or a different one?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#6 Old 31st Dec 2007 at 8:26 PM
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Originally Posted by midnightmetal84
Great idea! I have a quick question though. This is actually the first career I've ever downloaded. I'm not quite sure how I'm suppose to install it into the game. Does it go in my downloads folder or a different one?

Yes, just put the unzipped file into your downloads folder and the plug-in does the rest as the game loads itself. Try some of my other careeres while you are at it.
Field Researcher
#7 Old 1st Jan 2008 at 6:10 PM
Thanks and I will
Test Subject
#8 Old 2nd Jan 2008 at 1:49 PM
A career for artists *__*
I was looking for something like that and now I found it. Great work! Congratulations
Test Subject
#9 Old 8th Jan 2008 at 6:11 PM
Thanks! just yesterday i was wishing there was an artist career ingame for my sim and now there will be !
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#10 Old 9th Jan 2008 at 3:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Moonstar
Thanks! just yesterday i was wishing there was an artist career ingame for my sim and now there will be !


Yes, I wanted an artist career for one of my sims to. That is pretty much why I made it, self-intrest.
Test Subject
#11 Old 15th Jan 2008 at 3:29 PM
Great! If it's vanilla compatible does it work with EPs?
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#12 Old 16th Jan 2008 at 3:08 PM
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Originally Posted by kokomas
Great! If it's vanilla compatible does it work with EPs?

It should work with all EPs as it was built in base-game mode but, I have never heard of vanilla compatable.
Née whiterider
retired moderator
#13 Old 16th Jan 2008 at 3:35 PM
Vanilla = (in this case) basegame only

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#14 Old 16th Jan 2008 at 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by whiterider
Vanilla = (in this case) basegame only


Well I only own one EP (Nightlife) and even though it was built in basegame-compatable mode it works with this EP just fine. Since it works with this EP it cannot be "base-game only". This goes for my performer career as well.
Test Subject
#15 Old 28th Apr 2008 at 3:27 PM
Seems interesting... So, what's the custom career reward?

Don't fear death, for it's life that causes you pain...
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 30th Apr 2008 at 2:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Rakastajatar69
Seems interesting... So, what's the custom career reward?


The career reward is the hydroponic garden.
Test Subject
#17 Old 4th May 2008 at 3:57 AM
Is there any way you could make this available in .zip format? I just switched to mac and can't figure out how to extract .rar packages, and I really want this career!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#18 Old 14th May 2008 at 7:12 AM
I do not have the ability to convert this to a .zip format at this time but I'll look into this when I get some spare time (in about 2 weeks.)
Née whiterider
retired moderator
#19 Old 14th May 2008 at 4:05 PM
There is no need to clutter up the server with unnecessary zip files... just click the "Need help with downloading or installing content? Click this link!" link.

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
Field Researcher
#20 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 7:08 AM
Wonderful work! Me and my simmians thank you!

Wow, it's beautiful outside. I should probably do something....

Like close the blinds on my window so there isn't a glare on my computer screen.
Test Subject
#21 Old 19th Oct 2008 at 3:50 PM
this is awesome.i always wanted to be an artist...then i changed my mind!haha.now i wanna be a theropist for some odd reason.lol.thank-you so very much
Test Subject
#22 Old 19th Oct 2008 at 3:51 PM
all the smileys are from all my happy sims!!!
Test Subject
#23 Old 27th Oct 2008 at 11:26 AM
Hi, I can't wait to test this out. Just wondering If there's anyway to modify the job hours as the job level gets higher.

Seems a SimPicasso or Rembrant would make their masterpieces as they wish (i.e. few and far between and therefore more valuble/higher demand) and have more free time at the top of their careers. Also massively greater pay for priceless one of a kinds.

This is in no way a critique, I was just wondering. Thanks so much for this career.
Lab Assistant
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#24 Old 27th Oct 2008 at 7:12 PM
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Originally Posted by DaSpecial1
Hi, I can't wait to test this out. Just wondering If there's anyway to modify the job hours as the job level gets higher.

Seems a SimPicasso or Rembrant would make their masterpieces as they wish (i.e. few and far between and therefore more valuble/higher demand) and have more free time at the top of their careers. Also massively greater pay for priceless one of a kinds.

This is in no way a critique, I was just wondering. Thanks so much for this career.

With the use of the SimsPE programming platform, I must choose one set of hours to encompass all of the various types of artists out there. Not just the painters, but the frame artists, the sculptors, the packaging designers, the credit developers, the glass blowers, the wood carvers, and many-many various artists on down the line. I deliberatly made this career very vauge to encombass many different types of artitst for sims and I had to go with a set of hours that would allow them to earn a high-wage and yet still have enough spare time for the sim itself.
If you wish, you can use SimPE yourself to change the hours of work on your copy of the download. Just download a copy of SimPE to enable you to open the artist career package.
Lab Assistant
#25 Old 14th Dec 2008 at 7:02 AM
Thanks for this! =D
Does it work for elders??
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