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No More Wanting Maxis Jobs

by Phaenoh Posted 30th May 2008 at 4:38 AM - Updated 23rd Nov 2011 at 5:07 AM by Phaenoh
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This mod makes sure that no sim rolls a want to 'Get a Job in __ Career' or aspires to 'Reach Top of ___ Career' as their LTW. I really like trying to fulfill the Life Time Wants, but in my medieval hood, I'm not playing with Maxis jobs, but I didn't have the heart to tell my sims that no, they could never be a Superhero. With this mod its never an issue, my little simmies never will roll up a want telling me that they would like a job and they will never aspire to become the top of a career that in my hood's reality doesn't actually exist.

This mod will be useful for anyone playing a medieval hood, or possibly victorian, or futuristic, or any other theme where the Maxis jobs are inappropiate. This is also useful for self-contained hoods that don't allow 'money from nowhere' as the job's paychecks don't subtract from anywhere else in the hood. It's also useful if you are just tired of being plagued by Job Wants clogging your wants bar.

This does mean that there will be a TON of repetitive LTWs. There aren't actually that many that don't pertain to jobs. As far as I can tell all Knowledge sims will want to Max out 7 skills, Romance will either want to Woohoo 20 sims or have 20 Lovers, Family will only be Golden Anniversary, have/marry off kids/grandkids, Popularity is limited to 20 Best Friends I think, and Fortune is only $100,000 and 5 Top Level Businesses. It's a stiff price to pay, but I'd rather be boringly repetitive than break my simmies' hearts.

This mod does NOT prevent your sim from getting a job, it just prevents them from wanting one. I haven't run across any problems with it yet, but this is my first wants mod, so issues or oddities might arise. Let me know and I'll see what I can do about them.


Additional Credits:
Vironin (CtfG) for basically telling me how to create this entire mod.

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Test Subject
#26 Old 21st May 2009 at 7:51 AM
Thank you so much for your fast reply! And sorry that it took me so long to answer you back But finally sims is working perfectly again, hooray! It seems there was just one data left from the one mod wich halves the numbers from some maxis-ltw. I think that was what caused the problems. Now I can enjoy sims and your great mod again xD
Test Subject
#27 Old 6th Jul 2009 at 2:32 PM
This is great!! I was just saying the other day... it would be fantastic if there was a mod out there that got rid of the LTW being a darn top level job... and now I find this!! Thanks so much
Top Secret Researcher
#28 Old 19th Jul 2009 at 12:38 AM
Thanks, although I just like present day MODERN, this'll do! I found career wants just plain annoying; thank you!
Lab Assistant
#29 Old 22nd Aug 2009 at 5:48 PM Last edited by kohaku : 25th Aug 2009 at 1:02 AM.
Edit* I figured it out!
Forum Resident
#30 Old 27th Sep 2009 at 6:49 AM
Thanks, Phaenoh. I often play neighborhoods that survive purely on the OFB stores, so this is great for those Sims who will never achieve a career LTW.
Lab Assistant
#31 Old 6th Dec 2009 at 8:26 PM
Hooray! Now my Star Wars Sims (especially the Jedi) won't dream becoming politicians or secret agents!! Thank you Phaenoh, I will never know how to pay you back ^-^
Test Subject
#32 Old 4th Feb 2010 at 3:29 PM
Thanks. Those Wants Were Driving Me Daft.
Test Subject
#33 Old 8th Mar 2010 at 2:53 AM
Omg, thank you! It's always been a hassle to create Sims and age children into teens. Before I'd prepare myself incase of a remake situation (they rolled wrong.) As with the teens, I'd save the lot before they chose a LTW. Exiting, reloading and replaying was becoming a *tad* annoying. Now all that's in the past! Thank you so much! Life saver. <3
Test Subject
#34 Old 28th Mar 2010 at 2:35 PM
I'd love this for my sim, but I finally got the job she wanted from the computer after it crashed a gizillian times xD
Test Subject
#35 Old 30th May 2010 at 5:12 AM
Ohmygoodness! LOVE YOUR STUFF, Phae! This pretty much takes the cake for me, as I'm playing with a medieval neighborhood. You rock, keep modding! <3, orchdork
Test Subject
#36 Old 3rd Apr 2011 at 7:43 PM
This was very much needed for my elven hood. Thanks a bunch!
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 20th May 2011 at 11:25 PM
Thanks for this, Phaenoh! It'll be very welcome in my themed 'hoods... in my medieval neighborhood, two sims I moved in had nothing but job wants in their panels. Thanks again!
Test Subject
#38 Old 29th May 2011 at 6:33 AM
Thanks so much for this! I'm sick of ALL of my sim's wants being career related!
#39 Old 4th Jul 2011 at 7:10 AM
Phaenoh thank you so much for this my Sims are family people, only a few have a career for bringing money for the family... thank you!
Lab Assistant
#40 Old 26th Nov 2011 at 10:24 PM
Sweet! Now I won't have General Buzz Grunt aspiring to be mayor! YOU ARE THE GENERAL AND YOU WILL LIKE IT. Strangetown would be a horrible place if Grunt were in charge.
#41 Old 12th Feb 2012 at 8:50 AM
That's a very useful mod! I love Seasons with the fishing and farming and I like medieval hoods and other challenges where jobs are unimportant or not even allowed. So this is great.

You mentioned the repetitive LTWs. Do you know of any mods which add new ones? Because that would be so great. Even with the jobs, there aren't that many different LTWs.
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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Original Poster
#42 Old 14th Feb 2012 at 12:45 AM
I've run across a couple mods that open the LTWs up a bit, so they are hereditary or available for a few more of the aspirations. I did ask while I was making this if it were possible to create new LTWs and I only got 'no' as a response.
Mad Poster
#43 Old 2nd Apr 2012 at 4:17 AM
Hope I ain't sounding rude or anything, but I was wondering if you could make a mod that would either curb fears of turning and cure wants/fears, or at least make them less common or have a lower impact like maybe -500 or -750 for non-knowledge sims and +1500 for knowledge sims, or at least have it be more random and/or based on whether or not a sim has lots of good friends who are witches/warlocks or other creatures. Because I want to make a magical town and I dun want so many self-hating witches. >< though I did manage to get a werewolf that isn't a self-hater. Your mod sounds so cool and I wish I could program stuff like that on my own instead of requesting(just feels kinda rude ^^; ).
Doing all the things, and *mostly* not failing.
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Original Poster
#44 Old 2nd Apr 2012 at 4:32 AM
pretty sure that stuff already exists. check under global mods.
Mad Poster
#45 Old 3rd Apr 2012 at 6:41 AM
Originally Posted by Phaenoh
pretty sure that stuff already exists. check under global mods.

I'll check that out. Been looking for something that would block cure-wants for those who have turned, or would at least make them more reasonable, because I think non-knowledge sims with turn-ons for paranormal or interest in the subject should also have wants to be turned. After all, in real life, if only knowledge-oriented people wanted to become witches, vampires and werewolves, we wouldn't have fluff-bunnies, or fans of Harry Potter or Twilight.

But anyways, thanks XD
Test Subject
#46 Old 19th Aug 2015 at 10:25 PM
I noticed that any job you give a sim will reroll the random wants, without happiness deductions due to not being the same. This happens a lot, to me, because I like to use downloaded careers. But this is a big problem for me when doing a period-based community, particularly with the servants, who I almost always give the wealth LTW. Of course I always reroll those to the money wish (thank you, sim modder). But if the slots end up rerolling straight wishes for jobs, I will have to give that sim a job before immediately quitting, just to get more useful wants. This happened recently, to a self-made butler (not Apartment Life btw; I only have up to Bon Voyage). Right now, he has one wish for 500 simoleons, one wish for an expensive painting, and two wishes for jobs he won't be getting. I'll be glad to wave those goodbye.
Lab Assistant
#47 Old 15th Jan 2017 at 3:35 AM
Thanks! I'm creating an apocalypse themed neighborhood and most careers really don't fit!
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