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The Selvadoradese Owl Career

by asiashamecca Posted 4th Jan 2019 at 4:19 AM
40 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 5 Thanks Posts
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.

*** Created and tested with Get Famous (not required) and Game Version - December 20, 2018 Update (November patch definitely required) ***
PLEASE NOTE: You WILL need the newest Neia Career Commons file (included in download) also!

Also, just as an FYI (because I thought it was a bug and was about to completely embarrass myself on Neia's forum)
as of the last patch, EA removed the "ideal mood" for rabbit hole careers.
Here is more info on that:
Oh... You knew that already... Soooo... It was just me? Okay then.... Carry on.

This one has been rolling around in my head for a while. It's based on the Maltese Falcon. Sam Spade, Brigid O'Shaughnessy, Casper Gutman...oooohhh it's a gritty, hardboiled film noir classic. If you like mysteries or old movies, I highly recommend it. Both the movie and the book are amazing. I got stuck on the idea of making it into a career and here we are.

You can play through the story as the detective, the femme fatale, the villain, his minion or his gunsel flunky. I set up a Sim for each character and had a great time making them act out the story (as much as the game would let me anyway ). Each level of the career is a chapter of the story and you can read it by hovering over the career icon on the career tab. Finally, hours and wages are based on EA careers. All of the skills on this one are base game.

So.. slap on your fedora and pop the collar on your trench coat. It's time to solve the mystery of...

The Selvadoradese Owl

In 1539, the shaman craftsmen of Selvadorada paid tribute to Charles V of Spain by sending him a sapphire owl encrusted with jewels from golden beak to precious metal pedestal. But pirates seized the galley carrying this priceless idol and the fate of the sapphire Owl remains a mystery to this day. Choose wisely Simmer. Hard-boiled detective, femme fatale, sniveling sidekick, bungling gunsel or vile villain… all paths have their merits, but only one will solve the mystery of… The Selvadoradese Owl.

Want to know how the story ends? Click the Spoiler!

Career cheat is tested and working!
testingcheats on
And then:
careers.promote career_Adult_TheSelvadoradeseOwl

This is pretty different and 100% my own creation (well except that its based on Dashiell Hammett's classic novel and John Houstons equally classic screenplay) but, trust, a LOT of work went into it. 😉 So...

Thank you so much in advance if you decide to solve the mystery of The Selvadoradese Owl. I hope your Sim enjoys living ALL their detective noir dreams.

Additional Credits:
Neia's Create-A-Career Beta Tool -
S4PE -
Python -
Sims in pics by Lonnykins: (about mid-page)
Dashiell Hammet:
John Houston:

Icon from iconninja:
(I'm NOT crazy about these, but MAN is it HARD to find the icons for something like this)
Main - Owl:
Stan Spade:
Bridget O'Pancakes:
Joel Giza:
Wilber Snook:
Casper Gutson:

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Test Subject
#26 Old 26th Jun 2019 at 12:30 AM
Is this need update?
I mean the "Career Tool" or whatsoever is updated on April

And this mod is in Outdated category on Simsvip broken mod list
Test Subject
#27 Old 1st Jul 2019 at 3:31 PM
Can someone explain how the story works? i have to create the sims or just pick a career?
Test Subject
#28 Old 2nd Jul 2019 at 3:07 AM
Originally Posted by Co-Mastah
Is this need update?
I mean the "Career Tool" or whatsoever is updated on April

And this mod is in Outdated category on Simsvip broken mod list

I am sorry if u busy
But an answer will be really appreciated
Test Subject
#29 Old 2nd Jul 2019 at 10:39 PM
Love this!!
#30 Old 10th Jul 2019 at 6:51 PM
Will you update it?

You never know what’s comin’ for ya.
Test Subject
#31 Old 15th Jul 2019 at 6:52 PM
This reminds me so much of Batman's "Court of Owls".. secret societies and all that jazz. Love it!
Test Subject
#32 Old 16th Jul 2019 at 12:10 AM
I notice the file date is Jan. 2019. Neia's Create a Career notes: "Tool updated for (June/Island Living patch). You need to export your careers again to get the updated version."

Not tried this out yet. Sounds intriguing. Does it still work? Without the June patch tool update?
Test Subject
#33 Old 4th Aug 2019 at 12:57 PM
I've just installed this with the latest version (1.53), and the career shows up okay. Decided to enter the cheat to go directly to the Level 2 on a random test sim, the branches also show up okay. I haven't played at all yet, but I'm excited to create my sims and give it a try. Awesome idea <3

ETA that I've used this mod exactly as it is uploaded here, without any update to Neia's careers .package file.
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 1st Nov 2019 at 9:44 PM
Wow! Awesome! :) Thanks.
Field Researcher
#35 Old 4th Jan 2020 at 7:18 AM
I'm excited to try this! I loved the movie! There's a lesser known sequel "The Black Bird". A kind criticism, before releasing a mod with a text component, run it through a spelling and grammar check. I'm dyslexic among other things, I often have to check my work 3 times to catch it all. It's ok to ask for help
Field Researcher
#36 Old 4th Jan 2020 at 7:25 AM
Originally Posted by Raku12
Can someone explain how the story works? i have to create the sims or just pick a career?

If you've watched Star Trek, sometimes they interact with a story in the Holo-Deck, they assume the character role. Everyone in the program treats them like the character. My point is, all the characters are already created, you just choose which one you want to play. So your sim would join the career, and then you would choose a Sub-Career Path. It will list all the available options and you choose one based on your Sim's traits and ambition.
This is like a Text Adventure Game, this is not like a career from "Get To Work". Your only interaction will be pop up text windows with decisions you get to make.
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 29th May 2020 at 6:59 AM
Has anyone tried running this mod after the November update? Does this still work?
Test Subject
#38 Old 1st Jun 2020 at 3:29 PM
Do you have to have Island Living to use this mod?
Test Subject
#39 Old 2nd Jul 2020 at 11:39 PM
Is there any chance that this might be updated?
I really like the idea and would love to give it a go.
Test Subject
#40 Old 31st Jan 2021 at 11:22 PM
I really wanted to try out this career, it sounds fascinating. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get this career to work, or any of the other careers, like Ultimate Dancer. It shows up fine, but then it's time to go to work and my sim won't go. It's really frustrating and upsetting, but I see I'm not the only one going through this. Does anyone know why my sim won't go to work? I'd really like to play this out. As far as I know, I have the latest career tool. Thanks!
Test Subject
#41 Old 27th Sep 2021 at 3:22 AM
I'm dying to play this but it's broken. Is there a way to get notified when it's fixed?
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