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Doctors Need Degrees

by KittyCarey Posted 10th Jun 2021 at 5:45 PM - Updated 22nd Jun 2021 at 1:02 PM by KittyCarey
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This mod requires Cyjon's Smarter EP Check, found here:

In the real world, it is not possible to be a doctor, a teacher, a scientist, or a lawyer without a degree. While the lowest levels of the career are something that anyone can do, very quickly you would find that the next job up is only available with the right qualifications.

Other careers, however, don't need to be so strict. Why would criminals or gamers care what sort of education you've had? And why do you need a degree to get any job in Paranormal?

If you've ever been bothered by this in your sims 2 games, this mod is for you!

How it works:
Sims are divided into five categories depending on their education:
- Graduated sims have graduated university
- Diploma sims attended university and reached at least their Junior year before dropping out or being expelled.
- High School C sims achieved at least a C at high school but either never went to university or dropped out early (or were created in CAS)
- High School D sims achieved between D- and C- at high school.
- High School F sims failed high school.

Careers are divided into four different categories. Within each career category, there is a different maximum level for each type of sim, as well as a different chance of being promoted past that point.

Careers that require a degree:
Careers: Medicine, Science, Natural Science, Law, Education
Limits: Graduated = 10, Diploma = 5, High School C = 3, High School D = 1 and High School F = 1.
Chance of passing limit: None whatsoever. Sorry sims.

Careers that a degree is very useful:
Careers: Business, Law Enforcement, Military, Show Business, Journalism, Architecture, Intelligence, Oceanography
Limits: Graduated = 10, Diploma = 7, High School C = 5, High School D = 3, High School F = 1.
Chance of passing limit: 10% per attempt (so it's possible, but unlikely).

Careers that a diploma is useful:
Careers: Athletics, Culinary, Politics, Slacker, Artist, Paranormal, Music, Entertainment, Dance
Limits: Graduated = 10, Diploma = 10, High School C = 7, High School D = 5, High School F = 3
Chance of passing limit: 25% per attempt (so while promotions are slower, they do happen)

Careers that do not care about your education:
Careers: Criminal, Adventurer, Gamer
Limits: All sims = 10

When a promotion comes up in a chance card, this mod runs the same checks as it would for any other promotion, and so the promotion may not happen. In that case, you will still get the promotion bonus (as otherwise you wouldn't get anything for a successful chance card pick).

Update: Custom careers now default to the [i]Careers that a diploma is useful[\i] category, so redownload if you have a custom career. Instructions for adding custom careers to other categories are also available.

Cyjon's Edukashun iz Gud (this is an expanded version)
Pescado's harderjobs (if this loads last, it will work without the job limits)
Anything that mods the bhavs "Qualify for level" or "Chance card - results"

Cyjon, whose [i]Edukashun iz Gud[\i] was the base for this mod, and whose code I have shamelessly used thanks to their generous 'don't reinvent the wheel' policy.
All the makers of SimPE, without which this mod would never have made any progress.

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 University
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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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1st Jul 2021 at 4:05 PM Last edited by D.J.ELMME : 1st Jul 2021 at 4:16 PM. Reason: Made an error regarding "Incorrect Careers showing".
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#26 Old 8th Aug 2021 at 10:57 PM Last edited by MintoNiccals : 8th Aug 2021 at 11:12 PM. Reason: solved my own problem
Love the idea of this mod.
I've had a problem since installing it though, my sim in the entertainment career (lvl 1) doesn't get any money, when coming home from work. this is the only new addition to my mod folder, so I'm assuming that this is the problem. There's no salary-popup either.
haven't had the chance to test any other sims or careers yet, since I don't have a lot of time to play atm.
I'm playing UC

nvm turns out I'm an idiot
after looking throug my mod-folder a few times, it turns out I had the harder Jobs-mod installed in 2 different folders, and only deleted one of them... so uh... problem solved
Test Subject
#27 Old 2nd Sep 2021 at 9:19 PM
Hi, I think I found a bug - when trying to find a job for pets (on the computer, I haven't tested on the newspaper) the description in the popup is blank. The action choices ('take job' and so on) are still there, so you can still get a job for your pet, but you won't know what it is until you take it. This occurs even if this mod is the only one installed.
Test Subject
#28 Old 18th Sep 2021 at 2:22 PM
Default Missing "Sim needs to be at work in one hour." text string.
Hi, absolutely love this mod and have been using it for awhile now. If they ever remaster the game, this gameplay change should be in from day 1!

I think there is a missing text string for when your Sim takes their own car to work instead of using the Carpool. Instead of "Sim needs to be at work in one hour." you get a blank message.

I've attached an image to demonstrate.

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