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Shorter University Degrees

by peridew Posted 2nd Sep 2020 at 9:03 AM - Updated 15th Sep 2020 at 4:02 PM by peridew : updated
42 Comments / replies (Who?) - 11 Feedback Posts, 7 Thanks Posts
UPDATE 12/09/20: Major apologies! Turns out I A) uploaded the wrong files and B) didn't upload the updated files as I thought. I've now properly updated the files on here. All 4 flavours should work as intended now.

For future updates please refer to this page~

Another mod for my personal use that I thought other Simmers would find useful!

This began when I found that this mod by Mrzmary hasn't been updated for a while and no longer works, and I couldn't find an alternative. So, I found the tuning file required to change the credit requirements for University degrees and got to work on it myself.

The .zip file up for download contains 4 flavours; 4 credits, 6 credits, 8 credits and 10 credits. For comparison, the default in-game credit requirement is 12 credits. Depending on the flavour you use, you can easily cut your degree length by half or two-thirds. I personally use/recommend the 8 credit flavour, but I added the others so that you can better suit this mod to your gameplay needs.

Do not install multiple flavours, only use one at a time!

> Tuning file overridden:

Thank you to everyone who decides to use this in their game!

Type: Skilling

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

This is a multi-part download:

Only install one flavour at a time!
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Peri_ShorterUniversity.rar | Contains 4 flavours - only install 1!

Size: 27.0 KB · Downloads: 44,398 · 12th Sep 2020
27.0 KB 44,398 12th Sep 2020
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1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
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  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#26 Old 15th Sep 2020 at 5:05 PM
Please refer to my new modding page for any future mod updates.
Lab Assistant
#27 Old 18th Sep 2020 at 8:18 PM
Peridew it seems that after I put this mode in when I'm playing University I keep getting a pop-up that says "Enrollment Suceeded"?
Test Subject
#28 Old 13th Nov 2020 at 4:13 PM
Does this work with the current snowy escape update?
Test Subject
#29 Old 5th Dec 2020 at 9:43 PM
This mod causes my game to freeze to the point that either I have to restart the game and lose progress or literally shut down my entire computer system so I can restart the Sims. I had to go back to the old mod.
Test Subject
#30 Old 16th Dec 2020 at 10:27 AM
Does this work with the current version of the game?
Test Subject
#31 Old 17th Dec 2020 at 9:29 AM
Can no longer access the biology programs with this mod installed, I'm afraid. I have four med-students and neither of them are able to sign up for another term because the program doesn't exist anymore :S
Test Subject
#32 Old 23rd Dec 2020 at 11:53 AM
You're a life saver - thank you!
Test Subject
#33 Old 5th Jan 2021 at 8:32 PM
Can you please update.
Test Subject
#34 Old 11th Jan 2021 at 2:40 PM
Does it work? If not, would you please update?
Test Subject
#35 Old 27th Jan 2021 at 10:07 AM
not workink with Paranormal Stuff pack
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 30th Mar 2021 at 5:01 AM
Is it still working with the latest Patch? I really want this mod, unfortunately the other creator stopped updating
Test Subject
#37 Old 9th Apr 2021 at 6:51 PM
This version crashes my sims 4 game when I choose my world and click play, it needs to be updated. Thank you so much for your efforts though!
Test Subject
#38 Old 9th Apr 2021 at 6:54 PM Last edited by DiscoloredHuman : 9th Apr 2021 at 7:07 PM.
Originally Posted by rosalegal2005
Is it still working with the latest Patch? I really want this mod, unfortunately the other creator stopped updating

Actually it does work just make sure you install this mod before creating a new household. If you have already gotten a university acceptance letter and u install this mod afterwards, your game will crash.
Test Subject
#39 Old 17th Apr 2021 at 8:05 PM
Does this mod have the same problem as the old one where if you complete a degree it messes up the next one pretty badly?(if you chose to do more). Ran into the problem with the old one where if you complete one degree the next can't be completed at all and you're stuck. There was a "fix" for it but was way too convoluted.
Test Subject
#40 Old 9th May 2021 at 7:34 PM Last edited by huldu : 9th May 2021 at 7:46 PM.
Just so people know(not sure if this has been brought up already) but this mod bugs out if you complete a course and then sign up for second one. You won't be able to select any classes. This was also a problem in the older variation. Can't remember how to fix but I assume just disabling the mod, log in character, then maybe switch it on again? Edit: No, that didn't really work. If you disable the mod you can select classes but it'll be the default one(ie 4 terms). If you enable the mod again it won't let you select classes at all.

I'm guessing the mod doesn't trigger a "full" completion of a course properly hence it glitches out like that. The game expects 4 terms. There has to be a trigger somewhere to fix it but who knows.
Test Subject
#41 Old 4th Jun 2021 at 4:07 PM
It may be throwing exception errors, I just installed the 8 version (which I've used on a different save prior to this last patch). I don't have anyone enrolled in Uni yet but the error seems to pop up once every in game day. Could be something else too, I didn't heavily test or do a 50/50 etc. (done that too many times now. I'm at the point where saving a week in University, or painting slower, or anything like that isn't worth doing another *** **** ****ing 50/50 again lol). Thank you for the work you do on these mods. It's very much appreciated. Especially when you actually make them available when so many others seem to forget that. Again your work is very appreciated.

Oh the error (if it helps) is File "T:\InGame\Gameplay\Scripts\Server\sims\university\", line 2241, in enrollAttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute '__name__'rtim=0
Lab Assistant
#42 Old 26th Jul 2021 at 6:36 AM
Thank you so much for this Mod, is great!!
Test Subject
#43 Old 7th Oct 2021 at 9:01 PM
Hello! Mod Report; It glitches after the first mayor, can only do one major per sim.

Just read on your Patreon Patch notes that the mod works with the 21 Jan Patch, even tho I haven't seen any update after, it still works so far! but there's an issue with it, you can not enroll in another major, my sim just finish one and I wanted another one for her but there are no classes to pick, same as @huldu commented above, it's nice for the first one but what if you want to do a second one? Also, I'm getting some exception errors when my sim gets back from classes, not always tho.
Hope there's a way to fix this as this is a very helpful mod
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