Archaeology Career

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Uploaded: 12th May 2021 at 10:52 AM
Updated: 2nd Dec 2021 at 10:48 AM
Compatible with Patch 1.82 ~ No Update Needed

Change Log:
~ 1st December 2021 ~
  • Fixed interactions so they will show up on all computers. Additionally, the interactions will now take a minimum of 60 minutes to complete.
  • The career now requires the XML Injector to work. This means the career no longer has its own script file so please delete the old script and package files before updating to this one!
  • Updated the Work From Home pay to accurately reflect the earnings. Your sims will now earn more than §10 when they work from home!
  • Fixed Tuning Errors.
~ 23rd May 2021 ~ Added Chinese translation.

"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future. These famous words have never been more true and it's the job of an Archaeologist to explore the past and learn all they can to prepare everyone for the future of the Sims world." ~ Join Text

When Jungle Adventure included an Archaeology Skill, I was delighted but when I found it didn't have a career, I was disappointed. Especially when Discover University introduced a History Degree, so I decided to do the job myself.

What Makes It Different?
I know there are other Archeology careers out there so I wanted to make this one a bit different. So this career has degree requirements for promotion! (More on that below).

You Will Need:
  • Scumbumbo's XML Injector ~ This allows the career to not need its own script file. The XML Injector loads the script for Paid Time Off and for the custom interactions. Don’t worry; the XML Injector doesn’t add anything to your game, it just allows this mod to work as intended.
  • Zer0's Custom Degrees ~ If you're using the CustomDegree version of this career, you will need Zer0's custom degrees for the Archaeology Degree. These are so brilliant that I'd highly recommend you grab them!

Technical Details
The career has 10 levels and no additional branching. There are 10 work from home assignments available should you wish to use them and there are no daily tasks.

There are uniforms for all ten levels!

The career requires Discover University and Jungle Adventure.
At each level, Sims gain their progress towards vacation days a little faster (default value is 0.2; I've set it to 0.4). The reason I've done this is because an archaeologist Sim will need to travel to Selvadorada a lot, so I felt it fair that they can gain vacation days a little faster.

Custom Interactions
In order to provide a better experience when your Sims are working from home, I created a small set of 7 custom interactions on the computer, which are used as Work From Home tasks or promotion requirements. These can be found under the Career/Archaeological Studies menu on the computer. These are:
- Study Archaeological Findings
- Research Local History
- Study Selvadoradian Culture
- Update Archaeological Society Website
- Study Archaeological Photographs
- Write Archaeological Notes
- Create Digital Reconstruction

The career is presently in:
~ English (by me)
~ Chinese (alexgao888)
~ Russian (by Taraumara)

Degree Requirements
I've never been a fan of career jumps from degrees so I rarely use them in my game. I am, however, a fan of including degrees as promotion requirements so that's what I've done here. If your sim wants to progress beyond Level 2 of the Archaeology career, they're going to need a History degree; additionally, if they aspire to reach the very top of the career, they will need a Distinguished History degree. This means that, unless your Sim gains a Distinguished History Degree, they won't reach level 10 of the career.
In the CustomDegree version, Sims will require a degree in either History OR Archaeology. This version does require Zer0's Custom Degrees Mod.

Career Details: Levels

1. Volunteer ~ The local Archaeological Society is recruiting volunteers and {0.SimName} is one of them. After an important dig, the archaeologists are looking for helpers with sorting through the new finds and writing up the reports on them. There's no pay but if {0.SimFirstName} enjoys the work, {M0.he}{F0.she} may find a job opportunity will arise.
Hours: 8.00am ~ 5.00pm
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Objectives: Reach Level 2 Writing Skill
Reach Level 3 Logic Skill
Reach Level 2 Archaeology Skill

2. Archaeology Student ~ {0.SimName}'s enthusiasm as a volunteer was noticed and an official from within the Society recommended {M0.him}{F0.her} for the Archaeology course at the University. So as a student, you're going to be working and studying from within the Society and gaining your qualification. As long as {0.SimFirstName} studies the journals provided on the course, that degree won't be far away!
Hours: 9.00am ~ 3.00pm
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Objectives: Reach Level 3 Writing Skill
Reach Level 4 Logic Skill
Reach Level 3 Archaeology Skill
Get A History Degree

3. Carbon Dater ~ Having obtained {M0.his}{F0.her} degree in Archaeology, {0.SimName}'s first job is to start dating the finds from the experienced archaeologists and feeding the information onto the system. In between jobs, there could be some opportunities to travel with the archaeologists to the locations to really see what the job entails. But all in good time!
Hours: 6.00am ~ 2.00pm
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Objectives: Reach Level 4 Writing Skill
Reach Level 5 Logic Skill
Reach Level 4 Archaeology Skill

4. Excavator ~ By keeping up to date with the latest archaeological finds, digs and seminars, {0.SimName} has finally been invited on {M0.his}{F0.her} first official dig! Suddenly, all those summer months digging in the sand as a child make sense when {0.SimFirstName} is enjoying gently sweeping sand away from precious artefacts.
Hours: 7.00am ~ 5.00pm
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Objectives: Reach Level 2 Fitness Skill
Reach Level 2 Photography Skill
Reach Level 5 Archaeology Skill
Excavate Dig Piles

5. Analyst ~ When the sand gets a bit too much, {0.SimName} can now retreat to the computer systems and assist with analysing the artefacts brought in from the digs. An extensive knowledge of artefacts and the history of {M0.his}{F0.her} present location will be of the utmost importance if {0.SimFirstName} is going to show any degree of competency in this job.
Hours: 7.00am ~ 4.00pm
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Objectives: Reach Level 3 Photography Skill
Reach Level 6 Archaeology Skill
Authenticate Artefacts

6. Tomb Explorer ~ With the experience {0.SimFirstName} has gained in {M0.his}{F0.her} career to date, {M0.he}{F0.she} has finally earned the prestige of becoming a Tomb Explorer. It's quite a dusty avenue but a profitable one. The Archaeological Society has learned of several presently undiscovered tombs across the globe and pretty soon, {0.SimFirstName} will be one of the first to enter them!
Hours: 8.00am ~ 6.00pm
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Objectives: Reach Level 5 Fitness Skill
Reach Level 4 Photography Skill
Reach level 7 Archaeology Skill
Uncover Artifact From Dirt Clump

7. Excavation Site Manager ~ With several incredible discoveries to {M0.his}{F0.her} name, {0.SimFirstName} has become the site manager for a series of important digs in a brand new location. The press will be very interested in the progress of these digs and {0.SimFirstName} had better brush up on {M0.his}{F0.her} charisma skills because there's going to be some interviewing soon!
Hours: 7.00am ~ 5.00pm
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Objectives: Reach Level 2 Charisma Skill
Reach Level 8 Archaeology Skill
Survey For A Dig Pile

8. Digital Reconstructor ~ When new artefacts are discovered, they're not always in the best state of repair. So when investigations take place, {0.SimFirstName} may be called upon to assist by reconstructing the artefacts using the most up-to-date technology available. This well-paid position is an incredible opportunity to delve into the ancient pasts and discover what the world really looked like 3,000 years ago.
Hours: 9.00am ~ 4.00pm
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Objectives: Reach Level 5 Photography Skill
Reach Level 2 Programming Skill
Reach Level 9 Archaeology Skill
Create Digital Reconstruction

9. Archaeology Professor ~ After a successful career at the front of the dig sites, {0.SimFirstName} has chosen to pass on {M0.his}{F0.her} incredible knowledge to the keen and probing minds of the younger generation, those who are desperate to learn all they can about the skill and craftsmanship involved in a career in Archaeology. Enjoy those classroom years from the other side, Professor {0.SimLastName}!
Hours: 9.00am ~ 8.00pm
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Objectives: Reach Level 4 Charisma Skill
Reach Level 5 Writing Skill
Reach Level 10 Archaeology Skill
Get A Distinguished History Degree

10. Head Of Antiquities ~ The best position in the Archaeological Society is the Head of Antiquities and {0.SimFirstName} has acquired that position. Whenever there's a new archaeological discovery within the society, {0.SimFirstName}'s name will be expected to appear in the press releases and interviews. So {M0.he}{F0.she} had better brush up on those speaking skills because {M0.he}{F0.she} will be giving plenty of speeches! Enjoy!
Hours: 9.00am ~ 3.00pm
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Objectives: Reach Level 6 Charisma Skill
Reach level 7 Writing Skill
Give A Successful Archaeology Lecture

Known Issues

For reasons known only to Sims 4, in spite of completing all work from home tasks, sometimes the boss is disappointed with the work done. I don't actually know why this happens but, as you can see with the notifications above, you get the money (although less than anticipated). Just the notification is a bit off. This is a known issue and as yet, there's no known solution.

Zerbu for the Mod Constructor
Zer0 for the Custom Degrees mod.
kisakijro for an excellent tutorial on creating a career in Mod Constructor
Zer0 for an excellent tutorial on adding degrees to careers
The creators of Sims 4 Studio