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Knowledge Aspiration (TS2-TS4)

by jackboog21 Posted 15th Jan 2017 at 1:04 AM - Updated 13th Feb 2021 at 3:35 AM by jackboog21 : Updated with more buffs and boosts.
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The Knowledge aspiration from The Sims 2 is back! Thanks to Zerbu's awesome Mod Constructor I have recreated the Knowledge aspiration.

The original aspiration had 6 levels, but due to limitations the first level was cut and the last became the reward trait. When creating each level I pulled from the name and the original aspiration's wants.

The aspiration will give your Sim whims; though none of them are new whims. Basic things, like Read a Book, Play Chess, Level up a Skill, etc.

Smarty Pants:

*Finish Reading 3 Books
*Play 5 Games of Chess
*Achieve Level 3 in Any Skill
*Own a Microscope or Telescope

Free Thinker:

*Achieve Level 5 Handiness Skill
*Achieve Level 5 Logic Skill
*Achieve Level 3 Video Gaming Skill
*Reach Level 3 of Any Career

Impressive Intellect:

*Achieve Level 5 in 5 Skills
*Achieve Level 5 Rocket Science Skill
*Achieve Level 5 Programming Skill
*Own a Rocket Ship

Savant Supreme:

*Achieve Level 10 in 5 Mental Skills
*Achieve Level 10 in Logic
*Achieve Level 10 in Programming
*Achieve Level 10 in Rocket Science

Senior Sage Trait:

This trait gives boosts in every skill by 1.25, but Mental Skills get an x2 boost on top of that. Additionally, the Veterinarian skills get it's own x2 boost. (did you know the Veterinarian skill is not considered a mental skill? why? being focused even boosts it, but it lacks the tag of a mental skill.) Boosts are also given for Vampire and Spellcaster XP.

The trait boosts the following careers: Scientist, Engineer, Civil Designer, Conservationist, Doctor, Tech Guru, Freelance Programmer, Politics, Law, Business, Education, Salaryperson, Astronaut, Military, Criminal, Secret Agent, Detective, E-Sports, Writer, Freelance Crafter, Paranormal Investigator

University is also boosted, along with High School if you manage to complete the aspiration before aging up. I even added a Grade School boost if the trait is cheated onto a Child.

Additionally, the trait will boost the Retail, Fast Food, and Barista careers by 5, however Sims will have a chance of getting a tense buff called "Wasted Brain Power" from these careers. This buff will slow down learning any skills.

While browsing the web on a computer or phone, Sims may get the "Hmm...An Interesting Problem" buff, it's a Focused buff that increases learning Mental skills. Sims may also randomly get the "A Massive Universe" buff which boosts Mental and Creative skills.

When using any Research option on a computer or on the Research Machine, a Sim may get the "Expanded Knowledge" buff which will make them Focused. But they may also get the "No Answers" buff which will make them Angry.

Sims with this trait will see their Fun and Social needs decay slower. The Sim's autonomy will focus on doing mental activities.

They also have access to a new social interaction called "Impart Knowledge", this will give a small amount of Logic or Mental skill to the target Sim. The Actor Sim has a 50% chance of getting a Confident buff called "Knowledge Imparted" when doing this. The Target Sim has a 50% chance of getting any of the following buffs: "Wait, What?" (dazed), "How Did I Not Know?" (embarrassed), and "Yes, I See" (focused). The "Yes, I See" buff has a higher chance of appearing than the others.



Conflicts:
Since this is not an override, there shouldn't be conflicting with any mods.

Additional Credits:
Zerbu (Mod Constructor)
EA/Maxis (The Sims 4)

Type: Other

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

Sims 4
Built with Game Version: 1.25.136.1
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Test Subject
#2 Old 15th Jan 2017 at 8:15 AM
Thanks for your work!
There is russian translation
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar KnowledgeAspiration_Jackboog21(+rus).rar (20.3 KB, 76 downloads)
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 15th Jan 2017 at 4:28 PM Last edited by coto39 : 15th Jan 2017 at 6:49 PM.
Thanks for your mod!!
Here is the spanish translation

EDIT: the file was replaced at 14:44 of 15/01/2016 (I fixed a few typos and polished the translation of some sentences)
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar KnowledgeAspiration_Jackboog21 (spanish translation).rar (1.2 KB, 27 downloads)
Test Subject
#4 Old 16th Jan 2017 at 9:20 AM
yay, thanks for all these aspirations! looking forward to the next one
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 16th Jan 2017 at 8:50 PM
jackboog21 Thank you very much for new aspiration! Good luck in all your ways. I'm looking forward to your new work! Special thanks to the author of Russian translation!
Test Subject
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#6 Old 17th Jan 2017 at 12:50 PM
What about italian traslation?
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 17th Jan 2017 at 3:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackkitah
What about italian traslation?

I don't have one, if you want to translate it, go ahead.
Criminal Mastermind
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#8 Old 17th Jan 2017 at 5:32 PM
Very close to the original TS2 Knowledge aspiration. That one is a very strange one. They had wants to be abducted, be dead (I know it's a very odd want) and be resurrected at the same time as well be one of the Supernatural creatures: vampire, werewolf and plantsim as well wants to resurrect their dead friends/family members.

When the Vampires pack is released on the 27th of January, will this aspiration be updated or created to give Knowledge Sims similar wants to become a vampire?

This one is good. I like it and will add it to the Knowledge aspirations for my game alongside R3M's UFO Investigator aspiration under the same Knowledge tree.
Test Subject
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#9 Old 17th Jan 2017 at 7:14 PM
Oh, my favorite one! Thanks a bunch for working on these.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#10 Old 18th Jan 2017 at 10:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaavik
Very close to the original TS2 Knowledge aspiration. That one is a very strange one. They had wants to be abducted, be dead (I know it's a very odd want) and be resurrected at the same time as well be one of the Supernatural creatures: vampire, werewolf and plantsim as well wants to resurrect their dead friends/family members.

When the Vampires pack is released on the 27th of January, will this aspiration be updated or created to give Knowledge Sims similar wants to become a vampire?

This one is good. I like it and will add it to the Knowledge aspirations for my game alongside R3M's UFO Investigator aspiration under the same Knowledge tree.

Well, if the packs comes with a whim to become a vampire, I'll see what I can do to add it.
Test Subject
#11 Old 26th Jan 2017 at 2:09 AM
Hi, thank you for all of these aspirations. I have an odd issue. I already had a CC knowledge aspiration (the UFO one) and then the Vampire Pack added another. When I went to add this particular one, since there were already 5 knowledge aspirations, it glitched them all out. When you click on the knowledge aspiration button while creating a sim, you cannot see any of the 5 and nothing happens, but you get stuck. I had to cancel out of sim creation to get things to work again. It only seems to happen when you go over five. Since you have quite a few new ones now and coming soon, I thought you should know this. Maybe a fix can be found? Anyway, thank you.
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#12 Old 26th Jan 2017 at 2:24 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bookwyrmme
Hi, thank you for all of these aspirations. I have an odd issue. I already had a CC knowledge aspiration (the UFO one) and then the Vampire Pack added another. When I went to add this particular one, since there were already 5 knowledge aspirations, it glitched them all out. When you click on the knowledge aspiration button while creating a sim, you cannot see any of the 5 and nothing happens, but you get stuck. I had to cancel out of sim creation to get things to work again. It only seems to happen when you go over five. Since you have quite a few new ones now and coming soon, I thought you should know this. Maybe a fix can be found? Anyway, thank you.

I'm already aware of the limit. I released an update yesterday specifically for this. The aspiration has been moved to it's own section.
Test Subject
#13 Old 1st Feb 2017 at 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by jackboog21
I'm already aware of the limit. I released an update yesterday specifically for this. The aspiration has been moved to it's own section.


Thank you very much!
Test Subject
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#14 Old 11th Feb 2017 at 7:40 PM
Thank you! Great work!
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#15 Old 2nd Jul 2019 at 12:41 AM
Love this aspiration, but the new patch broke it, now it fulfills on it's own even if my sim doesn't choose it.
Lab Assistant
#16 Old 4th Nov 2019 at 7:45 PM
I really like these Sims 2 conversions and I wish there were more. I really like how the others fit under existing aspiration categories so it's annoying me that this one has it's own knowledge category instead of going under the existing one. Does anyone know how I could edit this for myself?
Test Subject
#17 Old 2nd Aug 2021 at 2:46 AM
Is this mod compatible with the newest patch (cottage living) ?