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No more "(Sim) goes to college" wants

by TychoH Posted 21st Sep 2020 at 12:50 AM
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
(for the mods: if you know a better title, please tell me)

Hi everyone, this is my first upload!

I don't play University, but that doesn't stop my Sims from obsessing about it. I downloaded everything I could find to suppress it, but there's still one thing left: every parent would get the "(insert child's name) goes to college" want. That's even in 'hoods without a university.

Here is a simple mod to stop those wants, so parents of teens who will never even think about college bury their college thoughts next to their children's and will go on with their lives.

I can't remember seeing this want on a grandparent, but if existing, those should be suppressed too.

Conflicts: everything that alters the same BHAV:
0x7F739728 CT - Test - Sim Goes To College
I've never seen that BHAV anywhere.

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Size: 335 Bytes · Downloads: 269 · 21st Sep 2020
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Lab Assistant
#2 Old 21st Sep 2020 at 1:37 AM
This mod looks interesting, although all teenagers should go to college, sometimes for some sims it isn't necessary, it's a good option to continue playing.
I would like a mod for enraged sims who fight in public and the police will come and fine them financially, it would be great.
thanks and congratulations on your first load.
Mad Poster
#3 Old 21st Sep 2020 at 2:14 AM
Very good first mod-but if you could get one that nukes the 'XX gets a scholarship" want, I'd be very grateful..but no pressure!
#4 Old 21st Sep 2020 at 3:47 AM
Thank you for this Mod! This will be great for hoods that don't have a Uni attached yet. I also agree with FranH to suppress the scholarship wants, but no pressure. Thank you so much & congrats on the first upload!
Original Poster
#5 Old 21st Sep 2020 at 10:31 AM
Thanks for the congrats!

@angellasimmer going to college or not depends on what you like in the game, I guess. I don't like moving them (and myself) to the extent that most of my Sims live their whole lives in the same house, or only move to live with their partner. Lots of them only ever leave home for work

@FranH @Fyren5
I looked into the Scholarship want, but somehow even with all my mods out I can't find that want on anyone, so I can't test if anything I try does it's magic. It must be some other mod, but it isn't the three Uni-related ones I can idenify. Anyway, that was the reason this "Sim goes to college" want was the only one left.
#6 Old 21st Sep 2020 at 3:43 PM
Thanks for sharing this.It's likely to be a big help in my BACC where there's no campus attatched and won't be for some years until the town is bigger.
I am like others here and have always wished cops would come and bust sims fighting on public lots or in dorms and could be calles to break up fights in residential settings.
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 21st Sep 2020 at 5:03 PM
Originally Posted by TadOlson
I am like others here and have always wished cops would come and bust sims fighting on public lots or in dorms and could be calles to break up fights in residential settings.

I've dreamed of it, a mod of that style would be great, I still don't know about mod programming but if I could I wouldn't hesitate to publish something like that, I hope someone can do it soon.
#8 Old 22nd Sep 2020 at 2:20 PM
Will this mod also shut down the wants of young adults to get joined by their younger friends and siblings? It's so annoying, soon as a sim is at college they manifest wants for every single teen they know to also go to college.
Original Poster
#9 Old 22nd Sep 2020 at 7:00 PM
@Enki I have no idea, I just tested it in the normal 'hood. I would be grateful if you would try it out.
#10 Old 22nd Sep 2020 at 7:54 PM
Originally Posted by TychoH
@Enki I have no idea, I just tested it in the normal 'hood. I would be grateful if you would try it out.

Immediately after loading the dorm my sim Max had four wants for teens to go to college. I rerolled with SimBlender - again four wants about teen sims. After sending Max to class he returned with no wants about other sims. "xy goes to college" popped up once later that night and then it stopped.
I'm not sure if it's the mod at work or the result of Max naturally outgrowing those wants - iirc sims outgrew those wants in their junior year, but they are annoying to deal with in the freshmen year (I'm not playing Sims 2 at the moment, just checking for mods for when I pick it up again).
#11 Old 30th Sep 2020 at 8:09 PM
Okay so this mod does not work for me, no conflicts related to this mod. Any recommendations?
EDIT: I took the liberty of editing your mod and now it's working for me. Is it possible that the wrong file got uploaded?

I need a cigarette
Field Researcher
#12 Old 11th Oct 2020 at 3:43 PM
@MeltingMagnetz How did you edit the mod, because it's not working for me, either. I'm still getting these wants.

When a game is predictable, it's boring.
That goes for any medium that isn't life.
That's why The Sims 2 is my favourite sims game.
It has elements of unpredictability and everything feels more involved.
The Sims 4 is another story altogether...