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Legend of Zelda - Hero of Hyrule Career *Now With Teen Career*

by CaptainRC Posted 9th May 2009 at 9:32 PM - Updated 15th Oct 2009 at 10:01 AM by CaptainRC : Updating known issues
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Hello, again! Thanks to the incredible work of TheJim07 and GnatGoSplat and their awesome Legend of Zelda creations... well, I just HAD to make a couple of careers to suit them.

So here's the first... the Hero of Hyrule Career!

It has it's own GUID so it won't overwrite any Maxis ones, custom icon, and all chance cards done, and it's EP ready, of course. Unfortunately, no custom uniforms this time... however, if someone out there will make a good quality Link outfit (hint, hint, to all you meshers out there) I will gladly make it custom to the career.





And now... this one has a Custom Carpool! Fortunately, I only needed ONE "vehicle" for it... Hexameter's Ridable Horse converted to carpool by FennShysa... which I've included, but you can also get it with FennShysa's Fighter career here. (Hey, except for the boats in The Wind Waker arc, ever known Link to ride anything else?)

It also has a Custom Reward! This career comes with the reward of a decorative Hylian Shield, created by TheJim07. You can also get it as a buyable object here at Sims2Supernova.



As you can see though, I can't seem to get the career reward icon to work. Any help in fixing that will be greatly appreciated.

BTW, if you read all the descriptions and chance cards, you'll find that I didn't base this off of just one Zelda game. I referenced several of the games, specifically the original Legend of Zelda, A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and Twilight Princess.

And though this career is indeed geared toward Link, it IS configured for the girls, too. Yes, for those of you who don't mind doing a little role reversal, your Sim gals can save Hyrule, too, as the Heroine of Hyrule.

Now... here are the Career Levels

Goat Shepherd (the female version is the Village Mayor's Daughter)
M-Sa 6am-6pm §20
(You'll notice that these days and times will be the standard for every level except the final one. In the games, Link works non-stop day and night. But I figured I'd give the guy a little off-time.)

You are a goat shepherd living in a small village on the outskirts of Hyrule. Your main duties are basically tending and rounding up the herds. You are very popular among the village folk, and even the mayor is considering you to take his place someday. But fate has other plans for you.
(In the female version, she keeps the shepherd boys in line.)

Chosen Hero
M-Sa 6am-6pm §75

Your village has been attacked by horrid monsters! The village was severely ravaged and you were knocked unconscious and left for dead. Upon awakening and trying to find the culprit, you find out from a spirit of a nearby spring that not only your village is threatened, but all of Hyrule as well. The spirit also informs you that only you can save Hyrule and restore peace as the "Chosen Hero of the Gods."

Hero in Training
M-Sa 6am-6pm §150

You may be the Chosen Hero, but unfortunately, your current fighting skills are weak at best. However, the spirit of a past Hero has appeared to teach you his secret techniques so that you can fulfill your potential as the Chosen Hero.

Dungeon Novice
M-Sa 6am-6pm §200

To save Hyrule, you find you have to enter some dungeon-like temples to retrieve certain artifacts in order to match the power that threatens Hyrule. You find that this is no easy task. Hey, no one said that saving Hyrule would be easy! You have to find maps and compasses to be able to navigate these dungeons, and fight some really strange and scary creatures in order to retrieve these artifacts... to say nothing of figuring out how to use that special weapon you found to beat the gigantic monster in the final room.

Treasure Hunter
M-Sa 6am-6pm §300

You're starting to get the hang of navigating those dungeons, so you set out to search every nook and cranny of Hyrule to find whatever special items and equipment... and the rupees you will need to save Hyrule. Hey, bombs and arrows, those red and blue potions, and especially that magic armor you saw in that shop in Castle Town that you got your eye on... those cost MONEY! No one said that saving Hyrule would be cheap, either!

Hyrule's Only Hope
M-Sa 6am-6pm §450

After you've retrieved the final artifact, you get waylaid by the chief minion of the Great Evil that has overtaken Hyrule, and had the artifacts taken from you. It is then that you learn the identity of the Great Evil... Ganondorf, The Demon Thief! The chief minion leaves you, believing you to no longer be a threat. But you soon learn that Ganondorf has taken Hyrule Castle, and a telepathic call from Zelda tells you that you must find the Master Sword in order to face him.

Wielder of the Master Sword
M-Sa 6am-6pm §600

After much hardship, you've managed to find where the Sword of Evil's Bane rests. You pull it from its pedestal, thus proving that you are indeed the Chosen Hero. Unfortunately, you later find that you have to retrieve some more artifacts to find the power to even reach Ganondorf in order to face him.

Dungeon Master
M-Sa 6am-6pm §750

You've become quite adept at navigating these dungeons and temples by now. Not to mention the Master Sword and those skills you've learned from the Hero's Shade makes things a bit easier. That magic armor doesn't hurt either... if only it didn't drain your wallet every time you took a hit.

Bearer of the Triforce of Courage
M-Sa 6am-6pm §1000

After finally retrieving the final artifact and facing the chief minion to get back the other ones that were taken from you, you finally have the power to break the seal on Hyrule Castle and face Ganondorf. It is then that you learn why you are the Chosen Hero... you bear the Triforce of Courage! A piece of a sacred power left behind by the goddesses after the creation of Hyrule... a power that Ganondorf desires. Armed with this new knowledge, you prepare to storm the castle.

Hero of Hyrule
M, W, F 10am-4pm §5000

After a massive battle in the throne room of Hyrule Castle, you have rescued the Princess Zelda and emerged victorious! The princess and her people are eternally grateful to you and you take your place among Hyrule's greatest legends. Peace has been restored... at least until Ganondorf returns.

BTW, if you're wondering where I got the Ordon outfit for Link (check the pics), you can get it at Fantasy LostWorld. It's a French site, but easy enough to navigate. And it's a free site, too. The mesh is by MyoS and the texture is by Devil Cloud.

Well, I hope you enjoy this career. Once again, any praise and/or constructive criticism is welcome.

Once again, special thanks to everyone mentioned above... especially you, Jim. Merci Beaucoup! And a very special thanks to Shigeru Miyamoto for creating the Legend of Zelda. Domo arigato!

One last heads-up...



UPDATE: At first, I wasn't planning on making teen versions of these careers, but a friend pointed out to me that "coming of age" was a theme of some of the games, so I reconsidered. So now I have included a teen version so that your Sim Link can start his quest as a teenager. I'll add the Teen Princess of Hyrule to the other career once it's been approved.

KNOWN ISSUES: It has come to my attention that my career seems to crash the base game. After extensive testing by uninstalling my game completely, then reinstalling the base game, then testing after installing each expansion pack, I have found that my Zelda careers with these carpools require Pets to run properly. So you will need at least Pets to use these careers.
Tags: #Zelda, #career, #Hyrule, #medieval

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Hero of Hyrule Teen Career.zip

Size: 12.2 KB · Downloads: 4,410 · 16th May 2009
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Hero of Hyrule Career Carpool.zip

Size: 1.04 MB · Downloads: 5,658 · 9th May 2009
1.04 MB 5,658 9th May 2009
Hero of Hyrule Career.zip

Size: 219.7 KB · Downloads: 6,158 · 9th May 2009
219.7 KB 6,158 9th May 2009
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Test Subject
#2 Old 9th May 2009 at 10:05 PM
Wow, this is great! I can't wait to try it out. Thanks very much for making this wonderful career. *bows deeply*

I'm looking forward to ur Princess career, too.

~*~*~ Come what may ~*~*~
~+~ The greatest thing you'll ever learn
is just to love and be loved in return ~+~

~*~+~*~ Moulin Rouge ~*~+~*~
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 9th May 2009 at 10:58 PM
Cool! Thanks!
Forum Resident
#4 Old 9th May 2009 at 11:01 PM
*Fan girl scream!*
Field Researcher
#5 Old 10th May 2009 at 2:09 AM
rockxxshow made a great Link outfit, but you'll have to ask them for permission to include it, right? Just thought I'd refer you there so you can check it out and ask if you want. This'll go great with my LoZ family (no, really?) so thanks I prefer not to download careers without custom chance cards, rewards, and/or carpools (yes, I'm picky...), so I'm glad you have all that XP
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 10th May 2009 at 2:34 AM
OH. MY. GOSH.
What in all of Hyrule is THIS?!?!? It's my dreams being materialized, that's what.
I can't thank you enough, Captain. *o*

)+>
Smile, because you're better than you think. ;)
Test Subject
#7 Old 10th May 2009 at 8:20 AM
WOOHOO! Can't wait for the Princess track too! LInk thanks you! So does his wife....

My Ganon sim doesn't.

>w< Hope to see more like this!
Mad Poster
#8 Old 10th May 2009 at 8:23 AM
Wow, you made a stunning work on this career ! It sounds so great ! Thanks for sharing
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#9 Old 10th May 2009 at 1:15 PM
This is so cool I could almost p myself! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 10th May 2009 at 5:09 PM
It won't let me register for the site for making it so that I could have the shield as a buy-able item. I filled in all the fields that I could. The only one I didn't was the one for who referred me to the site. What name should I put in there? I'm not sure if it's even going to let me register for the site.
Mad Poster
#11 Old 10th May 2009 at 9:29 PM
I have a question about this AMAZING career!! Do you put it in the downloads folder and does it automatically come up as a job (or something like that)? Wait, I think this rewords it better: do you have to keep searching for the job, or will it always pop up? (yeah that's worded a lot better) I think I've downloaded careers before but they have never worked, so I'm just curious to how they work. Let me know when anyone can answer my questions! I REALLY WANT THIS CAREER!!! OMG I LUV YOU SO MUCH! hahaha thanks again for everything!

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#12 Old 10th May 2009 at 10:34 PM Last edited by CaptainRC : 10th May 2009 at 10:59 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by NintendoLover13
I have a question about this AMAZING career!! Do you put it in the downloads folder and does it automatically come up as a job (or something like that)? Wait, I think this rewords it better: do you have to keep searching for the job, or will it always pop up? (yeah that's worded a lot better) I think I've downloaded careers before but they have never worked, so I'm just curious to how they work. Let me know when anyone can answer my questions! I REALLY WANT THIS CAREER!!! OMG I LUV YOU SO MUCH! hahaha thanks again for everything!


Yes, you do put it in the downloads folder. However, you have to look in the paper for it like any other job. However, you can always use the boolprop testingcheatsenabled to shift+click on the paper and click the career you want. However, doesn't any one else think it would be funny for Link to open a newspaper and see "HELP WANTED: A hero to save Hyrule from evil Ganondorf. Payment to be made upon defeat of said evil. See Princess Zelda to apply."

"The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play." -- James T. Kirk
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#13 Old 10th May 2009 at 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by SnickerWhack27
It won't let me register for the site for making it so that I could have the shield as a buy-able item. I filled in all the fields that I could. The only one I didn't was the one for who referred me to the site. What name should I put in there? I'm not sure if it's even going to let me register for the site.


Well, I'm registered as this screen name in that site, too. So I guess you can put "CaptainRC" in the reference field.

"The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play." -- James T. Kirk
Scholar
#14 Old 11th May 2009 at 1:32 PM
Great job Captain . And thanks to you for the credits ^^.

By the way, I would love to translate this career in french. Can I ?
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#15 Old 11th May 2009 at 4:31 PM
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Originally Posted by TheJim07
Great job Captain . And thanks to you for the credits ^^.

By the way, I would love to translate this career in french. Can I ?


You sure can. Heck, you practically inspired me to make it.

"The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play." -- James T. Kirk
Mad Poster
#16 Old 12th May 2009 at 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by CaptainRC
Yes, you do put it in the downloads folder. However, you have to look in the paper for it like any other job. However, you can always use the boolprop testingcheatsenabled to shift+click on the paper and click the career you want. However, doesn't any one else think it would be funny for Link to open a newspaper and see "HELP WANTED: A hero to save Hyrule from evil Ganondorf. Payment to be made upon defeat of said evil. See Princess Zelda to apply."



OMFG that would be hackin' AWESOME!!! It would be HILARIOUS!!!! ^-^ Thanks for the info and FABULOUS job! ^-^

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Forum Resident
#17 Old 17th May 2009 at 12:55 AM
Yay! Now my sons can apply early! And please don't keep me waiting for the Princess of Hyrule Career! I love all your uploads!
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#18 Old 17th May 2009 at 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Kitty Paine
Yay! Now my sons can apply early! And please don't keep me waiting for the Princess of Hyrule Career! I love all your uploads!


Well, wait no longer. It's up and ready.

"The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play." -- James T. Kirk
Test Subject
#19 Old 21st May 2009 at 3:09 PM
I sorta have a problem... When I extracted the files (They are not clickable, and in packages.) I put it in my download folder once extracted; and when I start the game, it crashs:
'This appliance has crashed, the program will now terminate."
If I remove all the files; it doesn't crash anymore.
Was there any other installing steps I had to do? I would be apppreciated if you help. Thanks.
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#20 Old 21st May 2009 at 7:47 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by FlyingMario
I sorta have a problem... When I extracted the files (They are not clickable, and in packages.) I put it in my download folder once extracted; and when I start the game, it crashs:
'This appliance has crashed, the program will now terminate."
If I remove all the files; it doesn't crash anymore.
Was there any other installing steps I had to do? I would be apppreciated if you help. Thanks.


Nope. All you have to do is to download them into your Downloads folder. However, my career is made from a base game career that was most likely reconfigured upon installing one of the expansion packs... most likely Seasons, since that is the latest EP to include a new career... and according to your profile, you just have the base game. It is quite possible that my career is not base game compatable. For it to work, you'll probably have to at least install The Sims 2 Seasons.

"The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play." -- James T. Kirk
Test Subject
#21 Old 27th Jun 2009 at 2:35 PM
yey thx
thx for the career!!!!!! :google: :google: :google: :google: :google: :cylon:
Test Subject
#22 Old 29th Jun 2009 at 8:57 AM
omg i freaking love youre careers <3
Test Subject
#23 Old 29th Nov 2009 at 6:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CaptainRC
Nope. All you have to do is to download them into your Downloads folder. However, my career is made from a base game career that was most likely reconfigured upon installing one of the expansion packs... most likely Seasons, since that is the latest EP to include a new career... and according to your profile, you just have the base game. It is quite possible that my career is not base game compatable. For it to work, you'll probably have to at least install The Sims 2 Seasons.
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YOU HAVE TO HAVE PET TO USE IT AND IT WORKED FOR ME AND ID YOU KNOW THERE IS A SUPER MARO GAME OUT WHERE YOU CAN PLAY UP TO 4 PLAYER IS THAT COOL RIGHT
Test Subject
#24 Old 19th Jan 2010 at 11:31 PM
Wow these are awesome!! Good job on the mod and I really like the income revenue as well ! thank you again!!
Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#25 Old 18th Nov 2010 at 10:16 AM Last edited by HylianWolf : 9th Dec 2010 at 1:13 AM.
awesome work, i love the career. i downloaded the ordon Link from the french site and used my TP outfit on him with the weapons and its all cool. although i bent rules and bought Link a car to drive to work ^_^

Edit:
i have the double deluxe and university life collections, the career works totally fine and i've had no crashes, even lacking the Pets EP. again, excellent work. thanks for sharing
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