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Teen Careers for All Ages

by plasticbox Posted 15th Sep 2014 at 9:38 PM - Updated 6th Feb 2016 at 3:14 AM by plasticbox
321 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 14 Thanks Posts
These are the EA teen careers -- Barista, Baby Sitter, Fast Food, Manual Labor, and Retail -- made available for all ages (Teen plus Young Adult, Adult, and Elder). I changed nothing else, only the availability for both the career itself and the Go-To-Work push.

This is a default override, XML tuning only. It is useful for people who want their adult sims to have the same shitty boring underpaid jobs as the teens -- not every sim can be a rocket scientist! (Also, there is simply no good reason that adults shouldn't be able to work behind a bar.)

The sims in my screenshots are Young Adults (black haired girl and bald guy), Adults (blonde woman and red-haired woman), and Elder (my cover model).


I shouldn't need to say this, but .. when you post to report issues, please include the following info:

  • Did you test without other CC installed?
  • Which game version do you have?
  • Which GPs/EPs do you have?
  • Which version of this mod do you have?

Also, please don't post here unless you have tested that it is actually this mod causing an issue for you. Random unrelated issues belong in Game Help. Thanks.






Compatibility:

2015-02-06 – Updated for 1.15 (2016-02-04). This adds in the ability to steal stuff while at work.




Made with velocitygrass' TS4 XML Extractor, scumbumbo's XML Extractor, Notepad++ and s4pe.


Additional Credits:
Many thanks to Shimrod101, velocitygrass and Zerbu for helping to figure out how to get this kind of thing to work in .package format!
Type: Other

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 4
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pbox_careers_TeenForAll.zip

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pbox_careers_TeenForAll_OLDGAMES.zip

Size: 25.8 KB · Downloads: 28,205 · 27th Mar 2015
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 9:50 PM
great job! been waiting for this one!
Test Subject
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#3 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 9:51 PM
Thanks for posting this mod. This should help a little bit until we get a proper expansion that enables new/different jobs.
Test Subject
#4 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 9:58 PM
Where exactly do you add the line "DirectoryFiles unpackedmod autoupdate"? Do you rename the file to ResourceDirectoryFiles unpackedmod autoupdate.cfg or actually open it with wordpad and put it in there?
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 9:59 PM
Thank you. I was kind of annoyed at how little careers Sims could take.
Test Subject
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#6 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 10:01 PM
Good job! Thanks!
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#7 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 10:04 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by londonerupnorth
Where exactly do you add the line "DirectoryFiles unpackedmod autoupdate"? Do you rename the file to ResourceDirectoryFiles unpackedmod autoupdate.cfg or actually open it with wordpad and put it in there?


You open it and put it in there. Thanks for asking; will try to make this more clear in the instructions =).

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Test Subject
#8 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by plasticbox
You open it and put it in there. Thanks for asking; will try to make this more clear in the instructions =).

I thought it was probably that but I still can't get it working, if I put that line after whats already in the file the mod doesn't work, if I put it BEFORE what's already in there the game doesn't load any of the non script mods but this mod still doesn't work, what am I doing wrong?
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#9 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 10:16 PM
I'm not sure I understand what you mean -- can you copy and paste the contents, or even better, attach the resource.cfg to a post so that I can take a look?

(You will need to zip/rar it first -- I don't think it'll let you upload anything that isn't a zip or rar)

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Mad Poster
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#10 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 10:17 PM
Great idea, thank you!
Test Subject
#11 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 10:22 PM Last edited by plasticbox : 15th Sep 2014 at 10:49 PM. Reason: Removed attachment .. just so that nobody tries to put THAT in their mods folder =P
Quote:
Originally Posted by plasticbox
I'm not sure I understand what you mean -- can you copy and paste the contents, or even better, attach the resource.cfg to a post so that I can take a look?

(You will need to zip/rar it first -- I don't think it'll let you upload anything that isn't a zip or rar)


Sure, here it is.
Test Subject
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#12 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 10:24 PM
Thank you!
Test Subject
#13 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 10:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by plasticbox
I'm not sure I understand what you mean -- can you copy and paste the contents, or even better, attach the resource.cfg to a post so that I can take a look?

(You will need to zip/rar it first -- I don't think it'll let you upload anything that isn't a zip or rar)


OK, PLEASE, please forgive me! It's Monday and been a long day at work and I think my brain has turned to mush! I did everything you said to do in the instructions except one very minor thing! I forgot to actually put the .package file into my mods folder

Sorry for wasting you time! Amazingly it works perfectly now :p
Test Subject
#14 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 10:30 PM
Brilliant mod
And it works better when you put the .package file in the mods folder
Instructor
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#15 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 10:39 PM
I was shocked when my teen went to choose a job. They all seemed like such normal options for my everyday joe Sims. I wondered why the heck all my adults had to be super spies or else pursue something creative. So thank you so much for this! Average joes, unite! :)
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#16 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by londonerupnorth
I forgot to actually put the .package file into my mods folder




Thanks for getting back .. and for the laugh!

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Lab Assistant
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#17 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 10:57 PM
More career flavors is a plus :bunny:
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#18 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 11:10 PM
Very nice, I've been waiting for something like this.
Mad Poster
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#19 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 11:12 PM
Wonderful! Thank-you for this!
Mad Poster
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#20 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 11:21 PM
This is a "must have" mod for sure! Just because EA wants us to play "Weird" games doesn't mean to say I want to.
Test Subject
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#21 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 11:46 PM
I havent tried them yet, but are the teen jobs less money than the adult ones ?
Either way, using this for sure. Thanks!
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#22 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 11:51 PM
Just tried it and maybe I did it wrong. Do you put the package in the /mods folder or the folder you make IN the mods folder?
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#23 Old 15th Sep 2014 at 11:59 PM
The package goes where all your other packages go. /Mods will work for everyone, the rest depends on your own setup.

Payments and working hours are untouched -- i.e. like EA made them .. they vary with level and performance. Currently (level 1) my barista earns about 60/day five days a week, the retail worker about 135/day (longer work hours), babysitter and labourer are much better paid but only work two days per week. The table cleaner (Fast food) gets the shittiest pay with only 16/hour (that's also about 60 per day), five days per week. That should give you a rough idea?

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Test Subject
#24 Old 16th Sep 2014 at 12:05 AM
Thanks for the info on the pay !!

I put the package file in the mods folder. Made the unpacked folder and put that in the mods folder. Then I opened my resource thing and copied what you had in the description. But I still cant seem to make it work, am I missing something else?
I tried phone and computer both and waited 24 hours in game to see if something else showed up but I cant see any of these careers.
It seems so awesome tho !
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#25 Old 16th Sep 2014 at 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by pretty99
Made the unpacked folder and put that in the mods folder

The folder needs to be named "unpackedmod", not "unpacked".

Quote:
Originally Posted by pretty99
Then I opened my resource thing and copied what you had in the description

Can you please copy + paste the contents of your resource.cfg?

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