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The Sims 2 Opportunity Pack Reference Section, Books & Notes

by Sophie-David Posted 22nd Dec 2013 at 6:09 AM - Updated 14th Jul 2016 at 4:49 PM by Sophie-David : Posted the Jan. 30th Update
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Title: The Sims 2 Opportunity Pack Reference Section: Books & Notes

UPDATE Jan 30, 2016: Adjusted Ticket Quantity per Shelf

For the purpose of running a bookshop, the Opportunity Pack Ticket can now be placed at the highest possible density on OFB shelving. Please download

Recolour Bugfix: August 1, 2015

While developing a new project that includes an Opportunity Guidebook that is partly slaved to the Opportunity Pack Ticket, I was surprised to find that none of the Ticket recolours worked. Evidently they all used an incorrect CRES name in the MMAT modelName field. This update of corrects that problem.


This year my major project has been to extend the game's flexibility in the fields of education, employment, vacation and retirement. This first release from the Opportunity Pack provides skill building viewable books and note cards.


1) Opportunity Pack Books - Open, Closed, Upright, Left Leaning & Right Leaning - available in the Decorative/Miscellaneous section for §30 each, this set of Creativity building viewable objects is slaved to the basegame readable book that Sims obtain from bookshelves. If FreeTime is installed, viewing these objects will raise Film & Literature enthusiasm in addition to Creativity. These stackable books are intentionally made so that Sims cannot walk off with them and ruin a carefully setup display. Designed to be placeable on almost any surface, they will work particularly well with this set's Opportunity Lecterns. Not only do these objects utilize the five book recolours that come with the basegame, they may also use the included 30 additional textures.

2) Opportunity Pack Ticket - located in the Decorative/Miscellaneous section for §15 each, these items are slaved to the Grim Repear's ticket prop. Viewing these cards will build Logic and Science enthusiasm (if FreeTime is available). Ideal for placing on a desk, lectern or an open Opportunity Book, these note cards come with the an additional 30 recolours.

Terms of Use

You may include any items from this set in uploaded lots, whether for free or pay. Please include a credit and link to this page. I would be enjoy receiving a PM with a link to your uploaded creation, but this is not required.

Additional Credits

Armiel's Finnish Simlish for the Green Manuscript text
GIMP 2, IrfranView, Microsoft Paint and Microsoft Photo Editor for graphics editing, file conversion, processing, sizing and titling
James Matterer's medieval recipes are from A Boke of Gode Cookery, used in some Opportunity Ticket recolours
Inkandchaos's immajer-Simlish is utilized in some of the book texts
Jfade's Compressorizer for minimizing file size
Joninmobile's Medieval Simlish is used in some of the book and ticket textures
Katyjane's Handwritten Simlish is also used by some of the books and tickets
John Rylands University Library Collection, Google Images, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Wikimedia Commons provided the authentic book covers
Milkshape 3D, Ultimate Unwrap3D Pro and UV Mapper Professional, for 3D modeling and mapping
Numenor's AnyGameStarter, used for testing this project in several game environments
SIMale's Simlish v3 font was also used by some of the book and ticket textures
SimPE, PJSE, and CEP for Sims 2 object creation
The handsome, no-monkey-or-fishlips faces in the medieval settings are a result of selzi's default replacements
StephSim's Gwrych lots provide a realistic medieval ambiance

Polygon Counts

Opportunity Pack Closed Book: 62 faces, 108 vertices
Opportunity Pack Left Leaning Book: 62 faces, 108 vertices
Opportunity Pack Open Book: 85 faces, 132 vertices
Opportunity Pack Right Leaning Book: 62 faces, 108 vertices
Opportunity Pack Ticket: 20 faces, 16 vertices
Opportunity Pack Upright Book: 63 faces, 108 vertices

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date | Opportunity Pack Ticket (Note Card), plus Recolours

Size: 515.4 KB · Downloads: 4,001 · 31st Jan 2016
515.4 KB 4,001 31st Jan 2016 | Opportunity Pack Books - Open, Closed, Upright, Left Leaning & Right Leaning, plus Recolours

Size: 1.14 MB · Downloads: 4,825 · 22nd Dec 2013
1.14 MB 4,825 22nd Dec 2013

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Expansion/Stuff packs required:
Sims 2

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Style: Antique Contemporary Fantasy
Room: Living Study
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable

Tags: #skill building, #antique books, #medieval books, #note cards, #lecture notes, #medieval art

Also recommended:

The Sims 2 Opportunity Pack Lectern was designed to hold the books and note cards from this set.

The Autonomous View Controller will allow Sims to use the components in this set without player intervention.

I suggest using Pescado's Community Lot Skilling and Enthusiasm patch so that these and all other skill building objects are fully functional on all lots.