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University For Your Home World

by lewisb40 Posted 17th Apr 2013 at 11:28 AM - Updated 9th Feb 2016 at 1:20 AM by lewisb40 : To add more emphasis on the requirements
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
02/08/16 Post has been updated with new link to the University Life Rabbit Hole Rugs. Thank you so much for downloading this lot. *HUGS*

When Margaret Pendragon uploaded the University Life Rabbit Hole Rugs[by request] and Twallan updated the Careers Mod Suite to accommodate a home world University, I had to try it out. So I created a lot for most of the same functions that you can have in a University world. The lot have several buildings that serve each of the colleges, stadium/annex and administration office. There is a mini quad area and a small garden of herbs and a grill area in between the administration and science/medical buildings.

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Required EP, University Life, and I did use some items from the Decades, 70's, 80's, & 90's SP, although the SP is not required.

To make this lot work as intended, you will need Margaret Pendragon's RH Rugs for University Life and

Twallan's Career Mod Suite http://nraas.wikispaces.com/Careers I have the base mod, DataSchools, DataPart-Time, DataSelf-Employed, DataUnemployed, DataTones installed in my game. DataTones is most definitely needed to get the University Classes. Thanks to Jenn and Firestarr for testing and letting me know that.

For more details about using a home world University, a quote from his State Of The Mod:

Quote:
2013-MAR-28

So... While I am biding my time waiting for any straggler requests to come in regarding the three mods mentioned earlier, I have been looking into homeworld university.

Good news : I have it working rather well, and I will have a new version of Careers with the ability available soonish (possibly tonight if I don't hit any big snags).

Bad news : EA in their infinite wisdom added a cleanup routine for Academic Careers while playing the homeworld, which unfortunately they placed in a rather obnoxious location.

To add protections around that code, without the use of a Core-Mod, requires some updates to the suite, along the same lines as how Dream Catching works:
All Hard-Reset mods will need updating (MasterController, ErrorTrap)
All mods that involve switching households will need updating (Selector, PortraitPanel, StoryProgression, Mover)
A change to the "Age Up" interaction will be needed (Overwatch)

What this means is that if you want to play using a homeworld university, you will need to install a couple mods from the suite to ensure the academic career is not stripped off your sims.
This issue may also explain the disappearance of the career in normal gameplay as well, a side-effect of accidentally switching household, or being reset, while Traveler is installed.
That problem should also be resolved once the appropriate mods have been updated.

You can play without the additional mods, as long as you don't allow an active sim to age-up, switch households, or have a catastrophic hard-reset (yes, this one may be tough to intentionally avoid).


I did create a Student Union building off the lot and my sim even got lecture classes, although there's no professor instructing. That was funny, my sim sleeps through the lecture.

In the downloads section, one of the files is labeled as S3P for Sims3Pack and the other is a library .package file download. The library file can go in Documents/EA/TS3/Library folder. Pick one to install in the game.

My friends, I hope you enjoy.

Lot Size: 5x5
Lot Price: furnished 324,250/unfurnished 165,050

Custom Content Not Included:
- University Life Rabbit Hole Rugs by Margaret Pendragon- You can contact her here. Go down to the second post, it's a direct download link.
Twallan's Career Mod Suite at Wikispaces

Additional Credits:
Many thanks to EA for The Sims 3 and all packs, to Margaret Pendragon for the RH rugs (was so happy to see them) and to my Sims game god and savior, the wonderful Twallan. Dude you just don't know how much I love and appreciate you. *HUGS*

Number of bedrooms: Not Applicable
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
Special Flags: Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Community College.rar | Library .package file

Size: 3.06 MB · Downloads: 12,444 · 17th Apr 2013
3.06 MB 12,444 17th Apr 2013
Community College S3P.rar | Sims3Pack file

Size: 3.37 MB · Downloads: 15,573 · 17th Apr 2013
3.37 MB 15,573 17th Apr 2013
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.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. 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.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

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.


Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
 
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#2 Old 17th Apr 2013 at 1:23 PM
Amazing jobs... I love you...
If I put it in my world, I can graduate, huh?... You don't know how much I need a modern university world...
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#3 Old 17th Apr 2013 at 1:29 PM
Great world, but I wonder if you can make a tutorial on how to use the Nraas Career mod to start a diploma in the home world... Please ? =)
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#4 Old 17th Apr 2013 at 1:50 PM
Thanks Catalina_45. . Yes your sim will graduate if you put the mods I listed in the overview in your game. They even get called to graduation.

Skyty, thank you. I hope you know it's not a world but a lot. If you refer to the overview, it states and links to the RH rugs and to the Career Mod: http://nraas.wikispaces.com/Careers

I also listed what parts I have downloaded in my game. I hope that helps.

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#5 Old 17th Apr 2013 at 2:36 PM
Great job, thank you, but how do you use this. Can sims enrol in University and use this lot instead of going to the University World.
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#6 Old 17th Apr 2013 at 4:45 PM
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Originally Posted by snakeboy
Can sims enrol in University and use this lot instead of going to the University World.

The way I read this, that's the whole idea of this download .
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#7 Old 17th Apr 2013 at 5:43 PM
Go to the administration office RH rug and click "enroll in University". Then your sim is in school. They get the schedule and everything. It does not have every function as the University world, but I was OK with it. Please read about Twallan's mod at the site linked above.

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#8 Old 17th Apr 2013 at 6:46 PM Last edited by catalina_45 : 17th Apr 2013 at 7:04 PM.
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Originally Posted by lewisb40
Thanks Catalina_45. . Yes your sim will graduate if you put the mods I listed in the overview in your game. They even get called to graduation.


Oh, my God!!! I will have an University at my home!!!!.... I told how much I love you?!

Now I can have a real life for my sims... bar, casino, movie, seasonal activity, everything I don't have in the University world....
But... every day when I finished school, I go home, really?
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#9 Old 17th Apr 2013 at 6:48 PM
Yay I'm so glad to finally see this finally posted! Great job, it looks fantastic!
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#10 Old 17th Apr 2013 at 8:09 PM
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Originally Posted by lewisb40
Go to the administration office RH rug and click "enroll in University". Then your sim is in school. They get the schedule and everything. It does not have every function as the University world, but I was OK with it. Please read about Twallan's mod at the site linked above.


On the rug of the administration I don't have "unroll in University", I have only "visit..."
I get it all your described mod and rug.... what I am doing wrong? I must complete the test, first?...
I have a diplom, my sim was on University world once... please help!

I looked to Margaret Pendragon thread to see if on the pie menu of administration appear "unroll..." but even there I didn't found it...
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#11 Old 17th Apr 2013 at 8:37 PM
I hope everyone understands this is not a mod, it's a lot to use Margaret Pendragon's and Twallan's Career Mod for a home world university. I just built a lot to house everything. You will have to refer to Twallan's site: http://nraas.wikispaces.com/ for more information. I did give you what I am using in the overview:

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Twallan's Career Mod Suite http://nraas.wikispaces.com/Careers I have the base mod, DataSchools, DataPart-Time, DataSelf-Employed, DataUnemployed, DataTones installed in my game. DataTones is most definitely needed to get the University Classes.


Please, please understand I didn't make any mods and don't have any way to teach or tutor other than what I have written in the overview.

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#12 Old 17th Apr 2013 at 8:44 PM
Thank you for the lot ! I was anxious to do it myself (not so good at building big stuff...)
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#13 Old 17th Apr 2013 at 11:24 PM
I'm impressed that some people don't understand they need prerequisite mods before this will work, but then I was watching twallan's updates from the very beginning so maybe that might account for my own bias. ;-)

To alleviate general confusion, it might be worthwhile to move the mention of required mods above that of the required expansion packs in the description post, possibly with a callout or some such to make it clearer.
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#14 Old 18th Apr 2013 at 1:58 AM
.. i seen you list all the mods you have, but do i need all them or only careers base mod and data tones?
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#15 Old 18th Apr 2013 at 4:29 AM
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Originally Posted by turistas
.. i seen you list all the mods you have, but do i need all them or only careers base mod and data tones?


I have always used this mod's suite in my game from the beginning, so I wouldn't know if you need only the two you have listed. Considering that Twallan have included the ability to have classes from the RHs if placed in your home world, then you should get the parts of the suite that manages jobs.

You can try running University from the home world with only the two and see if it works.

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#16 Old 18th Apr 2013 at 5:52 AM
Can I have teens go to this university? I've got a story where the oldest of 6 orphans goes to a local college while taking care of the younger ones so this would be perfect.
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#17 Old 18th Apr 2013 at 6:08 AM Last edited by catalina_45 : 18th Apr 2013 at 6:44 AM.
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Originally Posted by catalina_45
On the rug of the administration I don't have "unroll in University", I have only "visit..."
I get it all your described mod and rug.... what I am doing wrong? I must complete the test, first?...
I have a diplom, my sim was on University world once... please help!

I looked to Margaret Pendragon thread to see if on the pie menu of administration appear "unroll..." but even there I didn't found it...


It work, it work!!!... my mistake, don't try to enroll on weekend. Now, I have all I wanted for my sims. Once again, I love you...

Note: Your sim must not have a career to be able to enroll to University.
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#18 Old 18th Apr 2013 at 6:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Margaret Pendragon
Yay I'm so glad to finally see this finally posted! Great job, it looks fantastic!


Sorry I didn't see this earlier, but thank you for contributing to my dream world. Wouldn't be possible for me without the RH rugs. Thanks for the compliment.

Catalina_45, glad you have things working now.

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#19 Old 18th Apr 2013 at 6:45 AM
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Originally Posted by lewisb40
Sorry I didn't see this earlier, but thank you for contributing to my dream world. Wouldn't be possible for me without the RH rugs. Thanks for the compliment.


Yes, yes... Margaret Pendragon I love you too...
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#20 Old 18th Apr 2013 at 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by lewisb40
I have always used this mod's suite in my game from the beginning, so I wouldn't know if you need only the two you have listed. Considering that Twallan have included the ability to have classes from the RHs if placed in your home world, then you should get the parts of the suite that manages jobs.

You can try running University from the home world with only the two and see if it works.


rather not risk it so ill go for them all , thanks tho.
another question. .will they still be in the same house hold, just classes now?
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#21 Old 18th Apr 2013 at 11:57 AM
Looks like you've been a busy little (lewis)bee!
This is amazing!
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#22 Old 18th Apr 2013 at 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by turistas
rather not risk it so ill go for them all , thanks tho.
another question. .will they still be in the same house hold, just classes now?


I am not sure what you are asking...but the whole purpose I got the RH rugs and the mod was for my family to live in their homes, be with their family, and still be able to attend college. Hope that is what you mean.

If you have further questions, please go to Twallan's site at Wikispaces and ask there. The people there are far more able to handle the technical questions better than me. All I did was build a lot, just a dumb builder.

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#23 Old 18th Apr 2013 at 12:11 PM
NOTE:
If the "enroll to University don't function" (anyway you can enroll only on Monday) change the existing rug "administration" with another one from Objects/miscelanuous/rug in Modify town.
It happened to me in another world home. I changed the rug and now I have pie menu with "enroll...". I don't know from where came this bug... maybe from game.

It's not a criticism for the creator, it's a help for users.
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#24 Old 18th Apr 2013 at 1:30 PM
I love this, thank you so much!
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#25 Old 18th Apr 2013 at 3:39 PM
This is incredible! Thanks to both lewis and Margaret!!! Now if we could have a professor career where your sim actually goes and teaches classes at that student union lot, I might go crazy from happiness
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