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School Mods

by simler90 Posted 17th Sep 2019 at 5:01 AM - Updated 13th Mar 2021 at 5:29 PM by simler90
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There are multiple mods here that affect the way school works in the Sims 2.

Private School Mod: Sims' motives decay more slowly at private school, making them come home with higher motives which allows sims to more easily do their homework, and have time to do more stuff. However, getting sims into private school has no consequences. There should be a fee for private school. It looks like Maxis intended to add a fee to private school, most of the code for that is actually in the game. This mod fixes Maxis' code and makes it so that your household needs to pay 100 simoleons per each child/teen studying in private school. You will be charged at 6am on days your sim is supposed to be at school. This means you won't be charged on weekends and on snow days. When it's time to pay, the game checks each student individually starting from the one with the lowest neighbor ID. If you end up with less than 100 simoleons, the student will be put into public school.
Private School Mod - UPDATE 1: You will now be charged on snow days, too.
Private School Mod - UPDATE 2: Sometimes the game wouldn't show the notification for snow day, this has been fixed.
Resources:
- CT - Pay Bill/0x7F2DCBC6/0x00001005
- Tuning - Billing/0x7F2DCBC6/0x0000100B
- Function - Main/0x7F2DCBC6/0x00001001
- Function - pay bill/0x7FBE051B/0x00002021

Private School Leave Early Mod: This separate mod makes it so that private school students leave school earlier than usual. Children leave at 2pm and teens leave at 12pm. This gives the player more reason to enroll and keep their students in private school.
Resources: Tuning - Hours per Day/0x7F2DCBC6/0x00001002

School Bring Home Friend Mod: This mod fixes problems with the way a sim determines which friend to bring home from school. In an unmodded game, sims can bring vacation locals from school, which should not be possible. This has been fixed. Sims who are in public school will only bring playable sims who are in public school. Sims who are in private school will only bring playable sims who are in private school. If the friend is a townie, then sims who are in public school cannot bring downtownies, socialites and techs, and sims who are in private school can only bring downtownies, socialites and techs. In addition, Freetime added a Hobby Friend feature, but this does not work for schools, and only works properly for jobs. Children and teens can now bring hobby friends from school if they succeed at an appropriate hobby chance card. Children will only bring child hobby friends, and teens will only bring teen hobby friends. Sims are able to bring hobby friends even if the hobby friend is in another school. Additionally, the game will properly put the friend into the appropriate school uniform if the friend is in private school, or downtownie, socialite or tech. This mod has one resource which conflicts with my Job Bring Home Friend Mod, but there is no actual conflict as the resources are exact copies of each other.
School Bring Home Friend Mod-UPDATE1: Maxis tried to make it so that teens who have teen jobs would only be able to bring friends from school who also had the same job, but there were mistakes in the code which made it so that teens who had a job were unable to bring any friends home. This mod fixed this, and made it so that teens would only bring friends who had the same job as them. I am getting rid of this feature completely in this update, because it doesn't make any sense. Teens should be able to bring friends who don't have the same job.
School Bring Home Friend Mod-UPDATE2:: When a sim brings a Downtownie, Socialite or Tech home from school, the game will now enroll that townie in private school. In an unmodded game, all townie children/teens are in public school, but now they can be private school students, too.
School Bring Home Friend Mod-UPDATE3: Sims won't bring Family Bin sims home from school any more.
School Bring Home Friend Mod-UPDATE4: Fixed an error.
Resources:
CT - Find New Hobby Friend/0x7F9ECC6A/0x00001017
Sub - Get in T[0] - School Friend/0x7FBE051B/0x00002029
Sub - Return to World - Try Bring Friend/0x7FBE051B/0x0000202A

School Grade Mod: In an unmodded game, whenever a child/teen goes to school, their grade is increased/decreased a bit depending on their mood. In addition, if the sim has done all their homework, their grade is increased by +3. If there is only one homework object belonging to the sim left on the lot, then their grade is not affected by homework. If there is more than one homework object belong to the sim left on the lot, the sim's grade is decreased by -3. This mod makes it so that, the homework effect is not always +3/-3, but rather a random number from +1 to +3 for having done all homework, and from -1 to -3 for leaving more than one homework object belonging to the sim on the lot.
Resources: Calculate Grade/0x7FBE051B/0x00002037

School Work Lecture Mod: This mod makes it so that when a sim returns from school with a grade lower than C-, their parents may lecture them. They will always lecture them if their grade is below D-. If it is lower than C- and higher than F+, then there is a 50% chance that parents will lecture. Parents will also lecture when a child/teen misses a school day, or when a teen misses work.
Resources:
Interaction - Put Homework Down/0x7FF4DCC2/0x00001010
Sub - Missed School/0x7FBE051B/0x0000200C
Sub - Warn/Fire0x7F82CA75/0x00001003

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Requirements: Apartment Life.

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 2 Apartment Life
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SchoolWorkLectureMod.rar

Size: 1.1 KB · Downloads: 3,593 · 13th Mar 2021
1.1 KB 3,593 13th Mar 2021
SchoolBringHomeFriendMod-UPDATE4.rar

Size: 1.3 KB · Downloads: 5,341 · 12th Feb 2021
1.3 KB 5,341 12th Feb 2021
PrivateSchoolMod-UPDATE2.rar

Size: 634 Bytes · Downloads: 18,851 · 31st Jan 2020
634 Bytes 18,851 31st Jan 2020
SchoolGradeMod.rar

Size: 316 Bytes · Downloads: 11,430 · 9th Jan 2020
316 Bytes 11,430 9th Jan 2020
PrivateSchoolLeaveEarlyMod.rar

Size: 198 Bytes · Downloads: 13,885 · 17th Sep 2019
198 Bytes 13,885 17th Sep 2019
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Scholar
#2 Old 17th Sep 2019 at 4:00 PM
I love the idea of this mod, but 100 simoleans/day seems like an awful lot to me. Would you be willing to make a version that's 25 per day?

"You must be the change you want to see in the world." -- Gandhi
Test Subject
#3 Old 17th Sep 2019 at 4:30 PM
Same as Corylea. I think 50 would be a good option too. Not too cheap not too expensive. Otherwise great idea!
Mad Poster
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#4 Old 17th Sep 2019 at 5:36 PM
Really? I've been subtracting a 1000 per week per child. This will seem like a gift to them!

I've been looking for something like this for years. Thank you
Mad Poster
#5 Old 17th Sep 2019 at 6:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by smorbie1
I've been looking for something like this for years.

privateschoolbillfix from MATY was always an option...the cost is a little different, §200 per day per household, regardless of how many children and teens are in private school. Could be more expensive or cheaper than this one, depending on how many private school students are in the household. I don't often use private school, but I've had privateschoolbillfix in forever. And I've never had an issue being able to afford the cost. I suppose with this one, if a sim has 6 kids in private school it could be a bit expensive. People who often play with large families might find privateschoolbillfix a better fit for them, though I think that one still charges on snow days so if that's an issue for anyone then this one is probably a better fit.
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 17th Sep 2019 at 9:57 PM
All my Sim Children are smart. They go on scholarship...
Alchemist
#7 Old 18th Sep 2019 at 1:56 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corylea
I love the idea of this mod, but 100 simoleans/day seems like an awful lot to me. Would you be willing to make a version that's 25 per day?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Calico1992
Same as Corylea. I think 50 would be a good option too. Not too cheap not too expensive. Otherwise great idea!


It's a very simple change if you'd like to make it yourself. See screenshot. Change that number to whatever you want.

@simler90, I like the friends fix quite a lot. I'm happy to see you separating mods this way and informing people how to tune them as well. Customization is good.
Screenshots
Scholar
#8 Old 18th Sep 2019 at 2:05 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunrader
It's a very simple change if you'd like to make it yourself.


Thank you so much!

"You must be the change you want to see in the world." -- Gandhi
Mad Poster
#9 Old 18th Sep 2019 at 2:31 AM Last edited by Rosawyn : 18th Sep 2019 at 2:44 AM.
I suppose it's a surpise to no one that the "School Bring Home Friend Mod" would conflict with Cyjon's mods that address the same issues: "Hobby Friend Sanity" and "School Hobby Friend Fix"


I assume "School bus - bring friend dialog" by twojeffs would also conflict as Cyjon lists it as a conflict with "School Hobby Friend Fix."

As the simler90 mod addresses issues with vacation locals and teens with jobs, it looks like a clear upgrade.
Site Helper
#10 Old 18th Sep 2019 at 8:22 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by smorbie1
I've been looking for something like this for years. Thank you

@smorbie1 and anyone else looking for the functionality of Private School Mod: Monique's computer (here on MTS, but updated for AL by a third party, here) has had this functionality for many years also, so if you already have or were wanting that in your game, you also wouldn't need this mod...unless you want to mod the amount of the fee to be lower, as Sunrader advised.

On Monique's object, you just want School>Private School Fees ON. (If the option for you is "Private School Fees OFF" then you've already got them turned on.) This means that you can easily turn private school fees on or off for each household---so as an example in my hood, orphaned teens don't pay private-school tuition, and sometimes those with special relationships to the Minister of Education don't either.

Besides removing sims from private school (to put them in public school instead), Monique's computer will also automatically place/re-place them in private school whenever family funds are sufficient. (If you don't want sims automatically put in private school and would rather do the headmaster or get them in some other way , then just don't turn on the Private School Fees option until they've already gotten into private school.)

Monique's computer charges varied fees per day for private school, depending on the student's current grade---less for great grades (down to $125 a day, I think) and more for poor grades (up to around $300 a day, I think). Tuition is charged one hour before the student is due to come home from school, so it will never charge them on a day when they are not supposed to be in school.

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Instructor
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#11 Old 18th Sep 2019 at 11:49 PM
You're really on a roll aren't you? These are fantastic, thank you!
Mad Poster
#12 Old 19th Sep 2019 at 8:43 PM
I was thinking about this mod and some of your other mods, and I thought: what if you made private school cheaper for sims living in Downtown (or more expensive for those living elsewhere)? The logic in my mind is that the private school is "located" downtown so the extra fees are for students needing to be bused in (we have a similar situation irl for my kid's own school, even though it is not a private school, but a "choice" school as it is the only one in the district to offer French Immersion; we live close enough to walk as we do in fact live downtown, lol, but a lot of people are very angry about the costs for their children riding the bus and most simply drive their children to school as it often is a lot cheaper, but in the game we could say that all enrolled private school families outside downtown have to pay "for the bus" even if their children do no in fact ride it). Just a thought, since it seems to be in line with the sort of mods you've been doing. No idea if it's possible, though.
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 20th Sep 2019 at 9:00 PM
These are great ideas, especially the leave early one and the friends from school, thank you!! Never would have thought I needed them until you ♥
Mad Poster
#14 Old 9th Jan 2020 at 5:32 PM
Unfortunately HCDU shows a conflict between School Grade Mod and syberspunk's Harder Grades:

Mad Poster
#15 Old 12th Jan 2020 at 8:57 PM
The only part of TwoJeffs' "School bus - bring friend dialog" that conflicts with Simler90's "SchoolBringHomeFriendMod" is the bit that chooses which kid to bring home. Since that's the case, I'm going to try configuring my game so that Simler90's mod loads last. That way, I will hopefully get Simler90's friend chooser, but still get to keep all the other features and patches from TwoJeffs' mod.

Lab Assistant
#16 Old 20th Jan 2020 at 4:05 PM Last edited by Player42Chloe : 20th Jan 2020 at 4:38 PM.
I cant seem to get School Bring Home Friend Mod to work the homework part does but not the friend one the box doesn't show and the friend appears. I do have other mods installed but the only school related ones are the homework one listed here, the desk locator mod, school changer do any of these conflict?
Test Subject
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This message has been deleted by - Ana -. Reason: Hello! Please tell me if these mods conflict with InTeenimater?
Mad Poster
#17 Old 26th May 2020 at 5:27 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Player42Chloe
I do have other mods installed but the only school related ones are the homework one listed here, the desk locator mod, school changer do any of these conflict?

It's always best to run the HCDU as that will pick out the vast majority of conflicts. Unfortunately it won't tell you how to resolve them.
Theorist
#18 Old 10th Jul 2020 at 6:58 PM
@RoxEllen1965, have you had a chance to test using TwoJeffs' School bus - bring friend dialog with Simler90's School Bring Home Friend Mod? I'm thinking about install Simler90's mod, but I'd like to keep most of TwoJeffs' features as well, so I'm curious to know if it works out.

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Mad Poster
#19 Old 12th Jul 2020 at 5:59 AM
@Phantomknight - It's been awhile since I had time to play, but if I recall correctly - when Simler90's mod loads last, I lose TwoJeffs' chooser dialog. I tried switching the load order so TwoJeffs' mod loads last, but I haven't had the chance to test it yet. I suspect that I'll lose Simler90's filters (only private school students can bring private school students home with them, etc.)
Theorist
#20 Old 12th Jul 2020 at 6:58 AM
@RoxEllen1965, Thanks for replying! That's a bummer, but I'll test it out too, and if indeed it conflicts, I'll have to investigate to see if I can merge them.

"May the sunlight find you, thy days be long, thy winters kind, thy roots be strong." -Grand Oak Tree, DAO

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Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#21 Old 23rd Sep 2020 at 11:13 PM
I'm glad I'm checking the original pages while modding TS2 again. I had uninstalled it for a while, but had saved all my mods and zipped them up for later. Anyways, if I hadn't have come here, I wouldn't know that you updated a mod and added another cool one! Awesome.

I'm so glad that so many people still love The Sims 2 and aren't fixated on the newest one.
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 28th Apr 2021 at 4:36 AM
Thanks for the mods I have a question about the School Bring Home Friend Mod. Why did you exclude Family Bin sims in Update 3? I have the Update 2 right now and want to update to 4 because of whatever is fixed there but I'm on the fence because of the feature in version 3.
Test Subject
#23 Old 8th May 2021 at 5:49 AM
Quote:
School Bring Home Friend Mod-UPDATE3: Sims won't bring Family Bin sims home from school any more.
THANK YOU!
Now to find something that also keeps adult sims from bringing home Family Bin sims, too.
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#24 Old 8th May 2021 at 9:20 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skarlin
THANK YOU!
Now to find something that also keeps adult sims from bringing home Family Bin sims, too.


My Job Bring Home Friend Mod fixes that issue.