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Ask visitors for homework help

by kestrellyn Posted 23rd Apr 2020 at 3:13 PM
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I decided to grant a wish from the "Hacks and CC you'd like to see" thread. With this mod, sims can ask visitors for homework help, and learn to study from them. Additionally, teens can ask for and offer help to/from each other! However, teens do need to already know how to study in order to help someone else study - to get rid of this requirement, download askanyoneforhomeworkhelp-noskillcheck instead. Adults, young adults, and elders can help anyone with homework regardless of whether or not they learned the skill themselves.

Note that all of the following Maxis homework requirements are still in effect:
  • Children cannot do, or ask for help with, teen homework
  • Teens cannot ask for help with children's homework
  • Sims cannot offer homework help to children using teen homework, or vice versa
  • Sims cannot offer homework help to visitors

(Note that for the purposes of determining if a piece of homework is children's homework or teen homework, the game checks the current age of the owner of the homework, not the age they were when they got the homework. So if a child brings home homework and then ages up to teen before doing it, that homework is now classified as teen homework, although it may still look like children's homework.)

Game compatibility: Should be compatible with all game configurations

Hack compatibility: Should only conflict with other hacks that modify when the "Ask for homework help" and "Help with homework" interactions appear. This modifies BHAVs 0x101F and 0x1023 in group 0x7FF4DCC2.

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
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askanyoneforhomeworkhelp.zip

Size: 641 Bytes · Downloads: 410 · 23rd Apr 2020
641 Bytes 410 23rd Apr 2020
askanyoneforhomeworkhelp-noskillcheck.zip

Size: 667 Bytes · Downloads: 214 · 23rd Apr 2020
667 Bytes 214 23rd Apr 2020
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Inventor
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#2 Old 24th Apr 2020 at 4:22 AM
Thanks!It should help with teens living alone who got a parent visiting them.
Mad Poster
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#3 Old 24th Apr 2020 at 2:13 PM
This is great! Thanks so much for making it!
Mad Poster
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24th Apr 2020 at 2:13 PM
This message has been deleted by RoxEllen1965. Reason: posted twice by accident
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#4 Old 24th Apr 2020 at 3:21 PM Last edited by RoxEllen1965 : 24th Apr 2020 at 8:14 PM.
HCDU two conflicts with Cyjon's "Help Homework Owner". Will changing the load order help fix this? If not, I'll remove his.

http://www.cyjon.net/node/160

These are the two conflicts HCDU is showing in my game:

*** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED ***
File Type: BHAV
Procedure Name: Interaction - Ask to Teach - TEST
Group ID: 0x7FF4DCC2
Instance ID: 0x00001023
Packages Containing This Procedure:
\downloads\AAA-MODS\LOADORDER-homework-help\CJ-HelpHomeworkOwner.package
\downloads\AAA-MODS\LOADORDER-homework-help\MTS-kestrellyn-askanyoneforhomeworkhelp.package

*** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED ***
File Type: BHAV
Procedure Name: Interaction - Ask to be Taught - TEST
Group ID: 0x7FF4DCC2
Instance ID: 0x0000101F
Packages Containing This Procedure:
\downloads\AAA-MODS\LOADORDER-homework-help\CJ-HelpHomeworkOwner.package
\downloads\AAA-MODS\LOADORDER-homework-help\MTS-kestrellyn-askanyoneforhomeworkhelp.package

EDIT: I tested the above configuration with this mod loading after Cyjon's and did not notice any problems caused by the conflicts. A teenager asked her friend to help her with her homework and everything seems to be working as it is supposed to.
Scholar
Original Poster
#5 Old 25th Apr 2020 at 12:40 AM
Yes, they conflict. If you load my mod last, it will work but Cyjon's won't (you'll still be able to ask for homework help from other people's homework) and if you load Cyjon's last his will work and mine won't. If you want, I can combine both functionalities into a single mod, though.
Test Subject
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#6 Old 26th Apr 2020 at 1:02 PM
Thank you so much! It really bothered me that this wasn't possible for teens to help each other in the game, especially since my sister has always been that one student who everyone goes to for tutoring and study help...at one point in high school she managed to tutor a student in her own class in maths so well that they started getting better test scores than her xD
Test Subject
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#7 Old 29th Apr 2020 at 2:32 PM
Thank you! Makes good sense tome that e g visiting grandparents shoud be able to help with homework. I also think it makes sense that only teens with the actual study skill shoud be able to teach other teens - but I suspect my sim teens don't agree . Downloaded both versions and wil se what works best.
Mad Poster
#8 Old 27th May 2020 at 5:41 AM
I didn't even remember that I'd grabbed this other mod a while back and I don't think I've ever actually seen its effects in game, but HDCU informs me that there's a conflict between this mod and "homework-help-peers.package" for which I have no documentation but I assume it does what it says on the tin and therefore is more or less entirely replaced by this mod.

*** POSSIBLE CONFLICT DETECTED ***
File Type: BHAV
Procedure Name: Interaction - Ask to be Taught - TEST
Group ID: 0x7FF4DCC2
Instance ID: 0x0000101F
Packages Containing This Procedure:
\downloads\ZZZ_Mods\dizzy2 aka Dizzy\homework-help-peers.package
\downloads\ZZZ_Mods\kestrellyn aka Faiuwle aka rufio\askanyoneforhomeworkhelp.package

I'm pulling the older mod of course, but I figured I'd post the conflict here just in case anyone else finds the report helpful.