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Sims 3 Education Career, Full-Time

by iamrosa Posted 3rd Jan 2010 at 1:55 PM - Updated 21st Dec 2009 at 5:02 AM by iamrosa
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This download is a custom career. This means that you will need the NRaas Careers mod installed in order to use the download in your game.
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I saw in the forums that a custom Education career was in the works, and I waited, and waited... and waited... and--

finally decided to just make it myself.



This was my first experience modding, so it's had its ups and downs, and moments when I was completely stumped, but thanks to the charitable nature of twallan and his brilliant Career Mod framework, I was able to finish. You can find quite detailed instructions on how to write your own career with twallan's framework at The Simmers Club Exchange, and if you're tired of waiting, I would recommend it. All credit for getting the careers loaded into the game, and pulling out the xml necessary to write custom careers without having to script, goes to twallan!

Moving along! This is an Education Career track based on American public school, but if you have S3PE you can change the names and descriptions pretty easily to fit the school system of your preference. There are 9 levels, and your Sim goes to work at the local school, generally during or around normal school hours depending on their position. The variables your performance is based on are Mood, Logic, Charisma, and later on Meetings Held, and there are custom work tones available so your Sim can improve their Logic by working on lesson plans and improve their Charisma by heading up the pep rally. (Note: Your Sim must have at least level 1 of the skill to use the custom work tones.)



As is often somewhat the case in real life, there are no uniforms for this career until your Sim gets in the classroom and starts teaching.



You can see all but one of them in the attached images, as well as the descriptions of each level of the career. The career track is as follows:

Level 1: Crossing Guard
Level 2: Hall Monitor
Level 3: Roll Caller
Level 4: Assistant Teacher
Level 5: Homeroom Teacher
Level 6: Head Teacher
Level 7: Vice Principal
Level 8: Principal
Level 9: Superintendent

The salaries and wages are in line with the other Sims 3 careers, to tune of 6,000 Simoleans per week at level 9, and more if your Sim has gotten a few raises along the way. At the moment, there are no career events or career-specific opportunities, but that by no means implies that there will never be. I am currently up to my neck in a separate set of careers (that will soon be available on SexySims2) and am learning the ropes of custom career events as I go. I will come back to this one and add a full set of career events (EAxis careers have between 25 and 35 each!) as soon as I finish up with the other set. Wrapping things up, your Sim joins and retires from the Education career at the school, I'm not sure you'll be able to find the jobs on the computer or in the paper. If you can, please tell me!

Now on to the technical stuff! The text is only in English (if you care to translate, I'll be happy to add YOUR translation into the package!), but will load no matter what language your Sims 3 game is. So if you have a Japanese version, it will work, but all the job titles and descriptions will be in English. Though some might find this annoying, your Sim can only join this career legitimately, meaning you can't use the cheats and join from the mailbox. Which also means your Sim will have to work their way up the hard way. Sorry. (Well, not really, you cheater!) As per most mods out there, you will need to have MATY's framework installed correctly, which you can find here. This mod is updated for the newest patch but is backwards compatible through to the 1.4 patch, I have no experience with it any further back. Also, in order to run this career you MUST have a BootLoader, for which you have two options.

Option 1:
If you do not have ANY custom careers installed and would only like this particular one in your game, please download Education Career Pack1, as it includes the Education Career and a tweaked version of the NRaas Career Booter. Just drag them into your Mods folder and badabing.

Option 2:
If you already have the NRaas Career Mod installed (or if you want it, in which case you can get it here), then download Education Career Pack2, which only has the package containing the career itself. Why, you ask? twallan's Career Mod is so awesome that as long as they're based on the same framework, you can add as many custom careers as you want. Within reason, of course. Let me take a moment here to recommend Option 2 because twallan is wonderful about keeping his mods up to date, and in the event that some future patch breaks the scripting that currently loads the careers, he will definitely be able to fix it faster than me. Not that I won't do it, just that my skills are not as mad as his.
Note: If you decide you only want my career right now and later decide you want twallan's as well, please remember to replace the Career Booter you got here with his. Highlander rule and all that.

If you notice any errors or text not showing up as it should, please let me know immediately! I'm SO ready to debug if necessary.

I hope your Sims enjoy teaching as much as mine have!! Thanks!

Additional Credits:
Extra special thanks to every single developer behind the tools I used: Stubble, STBLizer, S3PE (of course), and Postal when I was stuck on my Mac on the weekends. You are better men than I. Of course, I'm not a man, but you get my drift.

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 3
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Education_Career_Pack2.zip | Education Career Only (requires NRaas Career Mod)

Size: 10.1 KB · Downloads: 35,513 · 3rd Jan 2010
10.1 KB 35,513 3rd Jan 2010
Education_Career_Pack1.zip | Education Career with BootLoader

Size: 44.1 KB · Downloads: 40,119 · 3rd Jan 2010
44.1 KB 40,119 3rd Jan 2010
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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#2 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 3:04 PM
Hey! Nicely done. I love new careers :-)
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 3:13 PM
great work!

thank you very much^^
Lab Assistant
#4 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 3:20 PM
This looks fun. I am excited to play it in-game. I use Twallans mods and the career one is very cool.. Thanks!
Test Subject
#5 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 3:32 PM
Wow, this is great. I was just thinking how stupid it was that EA didn't make an Education career, the only thing your sims could do was volunteer to teach Logic.
Thank you! [:
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 3:34 PM
Thanks so much , I love his mod and glade some one got this one done. Great job!
Field Researcher
#7 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 3:41 PM
Oh thank God!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Forum Resident
#8 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 3:45 PM
I was disappointed when I saw an education career didn't come with the game. So good job, can't wait to try this out!
Test Subject
#9 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 3:51 PM
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Originally Posted by acid_fairy
I was disappointed when I saw an education career didn't come with the game. So good job, can't wait to try this out!


I felt the same way. I feel like the sims 3 left out alot of things that made the original sims gams, the half wall, aliens, and other npcs. Even though they made up for them in other ways (I wish someone would create a mod to get those back). Anyway I can't wait to try this, but I was thinking that for an other level, so that there are ten, you should have lunchperson or security guard.

But I'm still downloading it
Field Researcher
#10 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 4:25 PM
Thanks, at my old school (An elementry school) It was really small and there only one class for each grade and only two janiters and a princable. One morening janiter and one night. So for my area there wouldn't reall be a head teacher or a vice princable but I'm still downloading, i've waited a long time for a career that I acculy want my self yo do.
Test Subject
#11 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 4:39 PM
Thanks! Just yesterday I tried to make my sim a teacher, and was upset that there wasn't a education carrer! Now there is! ^-^
Top Secret Researcher
#12 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 4:42 PM
Thank you!
Test Subject
#13 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 5:14 PM
So awesome, thank you!
Lab Assistant
#14 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 5:19 PM
great post I just have one question where do I put the famework can you let me know and where do I put the file in the WA folder or the Sims 3 folder

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Test Subject
#15 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 5:28 PM
I have been waiting for an Education Career ever since I realised EA had failed to add one. Thank you so much! :D
Inventor
#16 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 5:33 PM
Thank you very much for this, and for doing it all without grammatical errors and typos out the wazoo!! Even EA included more typos than I'm comfortable with, but I don't see any here.
Test Subject
#17 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 5:53 PM
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In Portuguese, please!!!
Theorist
#18 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 6:49 PM
WOW!! Well done. I've been really disappointed in EA for not having this in the base game. Like you I was hoping they would correct their oversight .. but alas... nothing has happened as yet. Thanks for making this possible.
Banned
#19 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 7:08 PM
FINALLY!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
I was waiting a long time for a good education career (one of the best careers out there...)
Lab Assistant
#20 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 7:34 PM
Thank you for this Career.

Have this Career, german Text?

Greetings

Harald
_______________________________
I'm German sorry for my Bad english.
Theorist
#21 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 8:17 PM
This will be great once my sims return to sunset. thank you

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Field Researcher
#22 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 8:42 PM
Awesome! I do have one request though... can you make a version with a level of substitute teacher? if only they could return home everyday humiliated and exhausted LOL
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 8:56 PM
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Originally Posted by interpolarity
FINALLY!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
I was waiting a long time for a good education career (one of the best careers out there...)


so true! now if someone could make the "showbiz" career, then i'd be set.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 9:03 PM
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Originally Posted by ldms510
Awesome! I do have one request though... can you make a version with a level of substitute teacher? if only they could return home everyday humiliated and exhausted LOL


LOL
I second this vote xD ahaha, that would be hilarious

I always loved this Career back in Sims 2, can't wait to try it out here too =D

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Lab Assistant
#25 Old 3rd Jan 2010 at 10:07 PM
where do we put the files I would love to play this but where are you putting the files in please let me know thanks

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