People have suggested so far:
- Owning Hot tub business lot.
- Selling genie lamp.
- Financial consulting.
- Sell date/network-rewarded items.
- Accumulate movie over time (not sure how it works).
- Restaurant guides.
- Monique's computer and loans.
- Using money-earn rewards; Get to the secret society.
- Selling some catalog object that appreciates.
paint a lot
use the career reward from the culinary or gamer careers
have a business and get the cash rewards
dig for treasure a lot
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Clean ways ... I agree with painting. Paint a bunch of paintings, buy the cheapest lot you can for a community lot outside of Uni (four walls, a door and a roof is fine on a 1x1 lot, or if you don't use mods, the 1x3 Maxis lot), up your painting and other hobby skills, and sell, sell, sell. Not too much investment for paintings, and you can make some good money.
Financial consulting. Can be done in Uni as well, I believe. I would have to check. It's been a while since I've done this (other circumstances have taken me away from the game, unfortunately, though slowly, I do come back to it now once in a while). If not, you can still buy a cheap building in a main hood and make it some sort of cheap office.
Naughty ways ... well ... I think I should keep things a little PG here. Non-PG ideas should go elsewhere. But a cleaner naughty way would be to date a lot, woo those dates over like crazy until you get nifty presents, then sell the presents. Not a steady source of easy income, but a way to get a little cash perk once in a while. If your Sim is REALLY seductive, you can get quite a nice load of presents. This may need the mod where Uni Sims can go off-campus, though, for better cash flow.
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Date or networking gifts are also a good idea, but not a reliable source, like Gazania said.
If it's a fortune sim, financial consulting works in Uni, too.
Start with a cheap lot with nothing on it but till and whatever your sim can afford to sell and work your way up. When your sim can afford walls and a roof, that's when the business gets them. I usually do a sculptures tab business for this, some of them are super cheap to start with, but you can work your way up to selling really expensive as your selling skills improve.
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Gazania, University sims can leave campus without a mod. They can't live elsewhere without growing up, but dates and outings and taking care of a business and going on vacation work fine. If you can't, you must have a mod that's blocking it.
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ETA: I was wrong with the aspiration, grilled cheese let you paint gs paintings which aren't bad too. Pleasure is the aspiration for the guides.
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If they're members of a Secret Society, at least one society lot has a counterfeiting machine, although I think it comes with a chance of getting caught.
If you don't mind a little cheating and have comm-skilling, Sims can earn quite a bit while gaining creativity skill points and filling their fun meter by being the DJ. If they go off-campus, it doesn't count towards their college time.
For a really big cheat, Christianlov's wallet controller has a "forge account" option which yields about $32K.
-some high paying job/career
-selling some sim-created object
-selling some catalog object that appreciates
fastest way for sims to get money probably would be Nightlife's family funds cheat.
I was going to add if you didn't want him to swipe the dorm easel you could just dig on your hot tub business lot.
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Restoring the junk car that came with FT can be a serious money maker and allows the sims in my game to pay back their loans easily. Very little skills are required too and unlike with repairing and tinkering electronics with no mechanical skills, there are no drawbacks (i.e. electrocutions). The worst that can happen is that your sim will stop working on the car. But you can always have sims with low mechanical work on the body of the car while someone with higher skills does the engine. (Or, if you so choose, use mods to make the sim keep working after the engine blows out). Either way, with multiple sims working on a car, the household will soon rake in cash and learn valuable skill points at the same time. And, even better, working on the car increases tinkering enthusiasm and not only does being in the zone let sims work on the car longer, but with high enthusiasm, when the engine blows out, sims get a little boost in energy. Oh, and you don't even need the full driveway, just the extension, and you can place it off the grid, too! I love having students work on the car, though it can be time consuming for students that need to focus on their studies. On the up side, though, your sim will start rolling lots of hobby wants to fulfill, keeping them in at least gold aspiration to use the energizer.
And of course, farming is a serious money maker. In fact, with a big enough farm, you don't even need any of this other stuff. Plus, I believe the gardening options are still available in dorms, so that's a plus. Just have your sims garden until they earn gold badges, then put down some sprinklers, hire the gardener, and relax until harvest time. Then have your sims talk to the plants and get them thriving before you sell them. Easy money. Eggplants are the best selling plant so it won't be long before you get a good profit going.
To make farming cheaty, you can not only download mods to talk to plants faster, but also download mods to increase the yield from each crop. I edited Monique's Harvest Yield mod so that each crop yields 24 and the payout for eggplants is quite significant. Over $1,000 per plant.
Finally, I second the date rewards. Don't over look it. Dating keeps romance sims happy, but also helps sims keep their aspirations up while letting them earn aspiration points from fulfilling wants. And you can use those points on the counterfeiter, energizer, or the money trees (by the way, there are also mods to increase the money you get from the money tree). And with the magic of community lot time, you don't even have to worry about wasting valuable Uni time! And then of course, there's the free stuff. Not many downsides to dating in the sim world.
All the hoods are merely the same, so I made ones where all the Sims aren't straight.
My Will Wright Performing Arts Center is just a remodel of King's Music Hall from the Academie La Tour. Mostly what I did was gut the upstairs and replace it with a restaurant, and add showers to the bathrooms next to the stage. Since the only fun to be had on the lot comes from the instruments on stage, it isn't hard to get the pixels to want to perform.
If anybody's interested - here's the readme for tippingfix. (With this in place, you almost have to go Downtown to make a profit. Performing on campus will earn your sim very little money by comparison.)
Originally Posted by Pescado
Fixes some exploits pertaining to tipping: Tipping no longer produces money ex-nihilo, and the money you can earn from a tip is no longer limited by the amount of money you have in your account. If somebody gives you money, that money actually comes from their treasury. Sims will not give themselves completely into the poorhouse, so if everyone around is broke, you won't get much. Find richer people to perform around. The likelyhood you will receive a tip is now directly related to your actual skill: Lousy musicians performing in front of hostile crowds don't get a whole lot. Tippers will move away from the jar as per original Twojeffs hack.
Thanks to Crmelsimlover for sharing these rare Christianlov mods for TS2: Cpack editor with working face DNA fixer and Skin Selector Painting Prototype. Instructions for adding custom skins to Skin Selector at post #5 here. Instructions for using the DNA fixer at post # 2662 here.
Young Adult playables can temporarily replace various NPCs and earn money that way; at least on community lots.
and there are various money-earning self-interactions.
and all musical instruments have a Perform interaction with University installed.
Originally Posted by legacyoffailures
I mostly have my Sims write novels, though I gotta cheat their hidden novel writing skills to max with Sim Manipulator. Also I'm using faster novel writing hack and Cyjon's old novel (to get rid of plot dialogue and novel delivery). My sims got around 11 to 13 thousand simoleons every time they write one.
Does Cyjon's Old Novel mod affect all books? Does it remove all the novel genre's like Romance, Mystery, Drama, etc?
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