Hi this is the first in hopefully a series of modifications designed to make the sims 2 a bit more challenging and therefore more interesting to play. They don't change anything drastically, they are more like tweaks. These 3 packages all effect the way sims can earn money, apologies for the crappy picture!
Here are the mods:
cd_buisness_levels - this mod makes you need more customer loyalty stars to reach the first 5 buisness levels, and therefore makes it harder to get easy buisness perks and increase the value of your buisness early on. The biggest cash sum perk is also reduced from $50,000 to $30,000. This mod requires OFB.
cd_higher_bills - all bills are approximatley 2.5x higher. Plus an extra $100 is added on to every bill. This mod should work on the base game alone but I have only tested it with Seasons.
cd_jobs - This mod makes promotions harder to get by changing what affects job performance. As well as mood affecting job performance there is a penalty for sims going to work with low energy and at the higher levels job performance is harder to get. The promotion bonus is also reduced from 2x salary to 1.5x salary. This mod will only work with Seasons or higher since job performance is also affected by which season it is (this code was already there it is not something new that I have added).
increased challange mods 1.zip includes all 3 files
I've added two new mods that increase bills for sims:
cd_even_higher_bills - all bills are approximatley 4x higher, Plus an extra $100. The increase is approximate since it doesn't work out bills exactly the same as the standard game, the size of the lot is more important than the objects in the lot
cd_10x_higher_bills - all bills are exactly 10x higher
if you enjoy these mods please also check out my snapdragon mod
It's been a while but I've added a new version of even_higher_bills (v2) with some extra features:
Home businesses have an extra charge of $100 per bill
At college bills arrive every day (but are lower) but also include an extra $100 charge per (playable) student in tuition fees.
This version require OFB or higher