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Portable Laptop with Research and Debate Skill

by holographictrash Posted 11th Jul 2020 at 8:18 PM - Updated 15th Jul 2020 at 9:46 AM by holographictrash : Added computer overrides
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 9 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
7/15/20 UPDATE
As requested, I've now added the Research and Debate skill tuning to every computer in the game as overrides. You can choose to download all or by pack if you'd like.


Ever since Discover University came out, I've felt like the Research Archive Machine is so clunky and a bit inconvenient. It's also expensive, making it difficult for my Sims to buy one of their own. Sure, I could make them level up their Research and Debate skill by practicing in the mirror or with a podium, but I really wanted alternative ways without dragging my sims to the library. I'm a bit lazy sometimes I admit

This mod adds a clone of the Discover University laptop with all of its regular functions plus the Research and Debate skill tuning from the Research Archive Machine. As with the machine, your Sims can research different topics and contribute knowledge. It can also be used for Law Career assignments. Discover University is required for this mod.

I'm thinking about adding the same skill to other laptops and computers in the game, let me know in the comments if you'd be interested in that

Enjoy!

Additional Credits:
Sims4Studio and their wonderful tuning tutorials

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 Discover University
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holographictrash - Strangerville Computers Research Debate OVERRIDE.rar

Size: 117.3 KB · Downloads: 1,421 · 15th Jul 2020
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holographictrash - Get to Work Computers Research Debate OVERRIDE.rar

Size: 237.2 KB · Downloads: 1,441 · 15th Jul 2020
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holographictrash - Discover University Computer Research Debate OVERRIDE.rar

Size: 351.4 KB · Downloads: 1,644 · 15th Jul 2020
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holographictrash - City Living Computer Research Debate OVERRIDE.rar

Size: 186.7 KB · Downloads: 1,361 · 15th Jul 2020
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holographictrash - Base Game Computers Research Debate OVERRIDE.rar

Size: 2.09 MB · Downloads: 1,757 · 15th Jul 2020
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holographictrash - All Computers Research Debate OVERRIDE.rar

Size: 2.85 MB · Downloads: 7,564 · 15th Jul 2020
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holographictrash - DULaptopResearchDebateSkill.rar

Size: 129.3 KB · Downloads: 3,863 · 11th Jul 2020
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19 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
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Test Subject
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#2 Old 11th Jul 2020 at 11:13 PM
Thank you, this is awesome! I hated having to have two machines for my students. I'd love to see more of them updated with the same options!
Test Subject
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#3 Old 12th Jul 2020 at 1:46 AM
This makes my sims' lives so much simpler. I would absolutely love to see this mod on more laptops and computers. Thank you so much!
Test Subject
#4 Old 12th Jul 2020 at 4:35 AM
This is awesome! I think having the ability to use it on all computers and laptops would be fantastic!
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 12th Jul 2020 at 1:01 PM
You really think it'd be easier to do research on the computer! Thanks, mate!
Test Subject
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#6 Old 12th Jul 2020 at 3:49 PM
Thanks so much I was hoping someone would
Test Subject
#7 Old 13th Jul 2020 at 12:17 AM
This is awesome! I would love these options on all computers, especially as an override option. Thanks.
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#8 Old 13th Jul 2020 at 2:42 AM
This is one of the best mods to come out for university!! I would like to see it on other computers besides the laptop if possible but this is awesome just the way it is as well!
Lab Assistant
#9 Old 14th Jul 2020 at 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by ElephantsChildFoamy
This is awesome! I would love these options on all computers, especially as an override option. Thanks.

Saame, would also love an option to enable this on all computers as an override
Test Subject
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#10 Old 14th Jul 2020 at 7:52 PM
Thank you for this.
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 14th Jul 2020 at 9:47 PM
Great work! Just what I was looking for.
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#12 Old 17th Jul 2020 at 6:12 PM
Great done, thank you very much for sharing. Best regards from Austria and stay safe
Test Subject
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#13 Old 21st Jul 2020 at 10:25 PM
I'll use it well. Thank you.
Test Subject
#14 Old 28th Jul 2020 at 8:50 PM
Is there anyway you could add computer actions to the Editing Stations? It drives me nuts that you have to have the giant object for editing and then also a computer.
Test Subject
Original Poster
#15 Old 29th Jul 2020 at 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by ElephantsChildFoamy
Is there anyway you could add computer actions to the Editing Stations? It drives me nuts that you have to have the giant object for editing and then also a computer.

That's a great idea actually! I'll look into it.
Test Subject
#16 Old 18th Aug 2020 at 9:52 AM
Thank you for this mod, it's very helpful
Test Subject
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#17 Old 9th Sep 2020 at 6:00 AM
Thank you! It's going to be great to research something without having to fight a townie for one of the research machines in the library.
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 25th Oct 2020 at 1:52 AM
After installing this mod (AllComputersResearchDebateOVERRIDE), the interactions on the computer from other mods are gone, which including:

More Buyable Venues and new Venue Types (LittleMsSam)
Scarlet_BuyMagicItemsComputer

Does anyone have the same issue?
Field Researcher
#19 Old 13th Nov 2020 at 1:33 PM
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Originally Posted by wheatberry
After installing this mod (AllComputersResearchDebateOVERRIDE), the interactions on the computer from other mods are gone, which including:

More Buyable Venues and new Venue Types (LittleMsSam)
Scarlet_BuyMagicItemsComputer

Does anyone have the same issue?

Yes, I can't see scarlet_simcityloans in the menu after installing it. It is really a shame, because it is so neat, but I would rather have loans than research skill on all computers - for now anyway. I hope it is something someone can fix. Otherwise it seems to work fine.

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Test Subject
#20 Old 4th Aug 2021 at 4:44 AM
Apparently the mods files are broken as at 04/08/2021 It's a shame cos this is the only mod for this. I downloaded the .rar files but can't unzip them as they're "incomplete or broken" I hope this gets updated.