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Espionage Career for Pets

by FennShysa Posted 11th Jul 2007 at 4:13 PM - Updated 5th Dec 2007 at 3:33 AM by FennShysa : Simplified title
22 Comments / replies (Who?) - 19 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
UPDATE: An error has been pointed out to me pertaining to the carpools for the career. The top level carpool wouldn't arrive due to the GUID being entered wrong in the career package. I have corrected this problem and everyone should download the new version and replace the original with it. The correct version is the one that says 10-1-2007 on it.

Here is a pet version of my Espionage Career. After I did the Magic career for pets I thought I might make one that would be a little more useful for modern neighborhoods. (For those of you waiting for the medieval careers I said I was working on, don't worry. I have one that is just about ready to go.) This career is based on the Pet Security career, so it should unlock the same collars and such that that career does.

Career details:

-- Custom icons
-- Complete chance cards (the dog cards are virtually the same as the cat cards, though)
-- Doesn't overwrite any Maxis pet career and probably not any custom ones, either.
-- Unique "commands required" progression.

1. Courier $171/$190
2. Bug Carrier $302/$352
3. Device Planter $548/$599
4. "00" Pet $815/$890

Commands required are Stay, Sit Up, Play Dead

Here's a screenshot:
(I don't know why my icon isn't in the queue on the screen in this shot. For some reason all my dog's icons went blank right before time to go to work that time. Usually it appeared with no problems.)

Also, I feel I must apologize to all the non English-speaking players out there who may have downloaded my first two careers. I didn't realize at the time that my original espionage career for humans and my wizardry career were only what they were supposed to be in English and were just the science career in all other languages. That is not the case with this career or my other pet career and will never be the case again with any other career I make. I don't have translations or anything, but at least the English text is in all the languages instead of the translated security career descriptions.

Please use this or modify this as you will, but please do not upload to any paysite (even if it's free on the paysite) and please give me credit and send me a link to what you did with it.

Additional Credits:
Thanks to:
Maxis for the game
Superfly for the general tutorials
Everyone behind SimPE Everyone at MTS2
My son for his support (basically saying "Cool!" a lot)

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 Pets
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Pet Espionage Career 10-1-2007.rar

Size: 69.3 KB · Downloads: 5,051 · 1st Oct 2007
69.3 KB 5,051 1st Oct 2007
Pet Espionage Career.rar

Size: 69.3 KB · Downloads: 5,234 · 11th Jul 2007
69.3 KB 5,234 11th Jul 2007
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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#2 Old 13th Jul 2007 at 6:07 PM
Well done for telling us what commands are needed, it's better kept a suprise.

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Original Poster
#3 Old 13th Jul 2007 at 10:11 PM
Well, I think that way too about a lot of things, and when I start to download a career for myself, I try to avoid learning the levels and stuff like that. But some people want that information so I include it for them.
#4 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 3:18 AM
I love the idea of a spy dog! :-)

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Original Poster
#5 Old 14th Jul 2007 at 7:43 AM
I aim to please.
Test Subject
#6 Old 15th Jul 2007 at 4:20 AM
What a great idea for a pet career - I love it! Your son is right, this is cool!
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Original Poster
#7 Old 16th Jul 2007 at 4:52 AM
Thanks, I was trying to give a little more variety to the pet career choices since my last one wasn't very useful for non-medieval neighborhoods.
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#8 Old 9th Sep 2007 at 3:39 AM
This is very great!
As for telling what will be required... I think everybody will forget it when they get to the point to choose the career... People...
Thanks and take care
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Original Poster
#9 Old 9th Sep 2007 at 1:52 PM
You're probably right. And thanks.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
Test Subject
#10 Old 29th Sep 2007 at 1:34 AM
This is a great idea. It's definitely added a little variety to my pets' careers, which is sorely needed.

Unfortunately--I don't know if it's a conflict with some other piece of CC I downloaded or what, but I've been having a problem. Once a pet reaches the top of the career, the carpool won't come for them! I've had this happen to two different cats; I haven't tried it with a dog yet, so I don't know if it works for them, but it's quite frustrating as I've had to have both of them quit or be fired for being unable to come into work.

Has anyone else had this happen? I'm disappointed, since I really liked this idea. :x
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#11 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 7:34 AM Last edited by FennShysa : 1st Oct 2007 at 12:42 PM. Reason: Discovered problem
Hmmmm. No one else has mentioned it. I can't remember if I waited around for the carpool after I got the pet promoted when I was playtesting. Of course, a custom content conflict could be easily checked by removing everything but the career from the downloads folder. I'll check it out and see if I can duplicate the problem.

EDIT: Upon investigation, I have discovered the problem. The GUID for the yellow sports car is wrong in my career. Where it's actually supposed to be C6C6DE6C, I have C6C6DEC6. The last two characters are transposed. I have corrected the problem and am about to upload the new version. Everyone who downloaded before should replace with the new package. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
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#12 Old 24th May 2008 at 5:14 AM
Apology accepted. It was an easy mistake to make.

One heck of a great idea. Thank you for sharing
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#13 Old 12th Nov 2008 at 6:25 PM
I love this! But I've looked all over and can't find the tutorial to make a pet career. Do you just use the normal one by Superfly? If so, how do you set it to Pets?

Thanks a lot!!

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Original Poster
#14 Old 19th Nov 2008 at 11:07 PM
I wrote a tutorial to make a pet career, it's available at

Thanks for the compliment on the career.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
Forum Resident
#15 Old 25th Jan 2009 at 4:53 PM
Always great to have more pet careers. Thank you.
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Original Poster
#16 Old 25th Jan 2009 at 10:02 PM
You're welcome.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
Test Subject
#17 Old 2nd Feb 2009 at 7:33 PM
My sim pets can't get promoted also they just appear at home, often in the basement.

I have tried with no hacks and with my regular hacks and they can get promoted on regular pets careers. I have some custom careers for sims and they can get promoted.

Please help?
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Original Poster
#18 Old 2nd Feb 2009 at 10:11 PM
That's very strange. I didn't encounter anything like that when I playtested the career. My pets were promoted just fine. It sounds like a conflict of some sort, but I don't know with what.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
Test Subject
#19 Old 7th Aug 2011 at 8:09 PM
Lol. I loved your Spy Adults career, but this one is cute beyond words. And the icon! *Squee* Thanks, and awesome work!
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#20 Old 14th Jul 2013 at 11:00 AM
Late though it may be, many thanks for the compliment. I'm glad you like my careers.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
Test Subject
#21 Old 11th Oct 2013 at 12:08 PM
Now if only I can get a blue platypus as a pet....
Test Subject
#22 Old 5th Mar 2016 at 7:23 PM
Thank You
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#23 Old 3rd Dec 2021 at 8:30 PM
Thank you.