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Increased Challenge Mods 1

by simmodder Posted 9th May 2008 at 12:16 PM - Updated 21st Jan 2012 at 9:14 AM by simmodder
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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 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

edit 19/01/2012

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


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 Seasons
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Size: 953 Bytes · Downloads: 472 · 21st Jan 2012
953 Bytes 472 21st Jan 2012 | Bills are higher

Size: 439 Bytes · Downloads: 1,050 · 12th Jun 2009
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Size: 448 Bytes · Downloads: 737 · 12th Jun 2009
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Size: 232 Bytes · Downloads: 887 · 12th Jun 2009
232 Bytes 887 12th Jun 2009 | the first 5 buisness levels are harder to get

Size: 375 Bytes · Downloads: 982 · 9th May 2008
375 Bytes 982 9th May 2008 | Promotions are harder to get

Size: 1.5 KB · Downloads: 1,639 · 9th May 2008
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increased challange mods | cd_jobs, cd_higher_bills & cd_business_levels

Size: 2.2 KB · Downloads: 1,601 · 9th May 2008
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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\
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Test Subject
#26 Old 3rd Jul 2010 at 7:53 PM
Does anyone know if the increased bills mod works with M&G?
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 29th Oct 2010 at 4:22 PM
hey can you make this compatible for ep's apart from seasons, it would be great for base game. thank you.
Lab Assistant
#28 Old 6th Jun 2011 at 10:18 AM
All mods have been updated by AncientHighway for later EPs:

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Lab Assistant
#29 Old 4th Mar 2012 at 10:55 AM
Kazzandra the link is not working any alternative? Im for long time trying to find this updated mod from ancietyhighway....
Test Subject
#30 Old 17th Mar 2012 at 8:10 AM
Awesome mod shame the harder job part didnt get updated but oh well
#31 Old 12th May 2012 at 5:33 PM
AMAZING. BRILLIANT. GENIUS. Why I didn't find your mods earlier? Oh well, I should try them all then. More higher bills, more harder payment promotion and bonus, those are the must-have. Default gameplay was felt too easy, cheap and boring. Everyone can be a millionaire :S In the real human world there is no way money can be earned that easy. Harder to get, easy to lose it
Test Subject
#32 Old 2nd Feb 2013 at 12:53 AM
I love this mod. One thing - I was wondering if the bills in apartments are too high? I have $10,000 bills on the higher end apartments. I think it is calculating the whole building instead of one apartment. Any fix for this?
Field Researcher
#33 Old 25th Apr 2013 at 2:04 AM
Here are the AL updated versions if anyone is still looking for them - post #22.

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Test Subject
#34 Old 20th May 2013 at 1:01 AM
Can you make a mod that only makes promotions harder to get? By say, increasing needed amount of friends and skills?
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#35 Old 24th May 2017 at 1:40 AM
Thank you for this Higher bills Mod and your time spend,and for sharing.

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