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Playable and Improved Nannies

by LazyDuchess Posted 26th Jun 2021 at 12:02 PM - Updated 19th Jan 2022 at 2:30 AM by LazyDuchess
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This mod overhauls the Nanny service, by turning it into a Teen/Elder career you can find normally via job finding. Sims employed in this career will be the nannies you can hire from other families from your phone -> Services menu.

In addition, the service itself and its autonomy was completely rewritten, which means that they should be more competent at their job. Any original nannies you have hired before installing this mod will be removed and their schedules canceled.

Features and Info
  • Nannies will now potty train toddlers.
  • Nannies should now be more smart with baby bottles. They shouldn't pointlessly take a ton out of the fridge to put them on the floor.
  • Nannies should be a bit more smart about autonomously leaving when an adult Sim finally comes back home.
  • A cooking skill of at least 3 is recommended for your playable nannies, so that they can make decent meals for children.
  • If no playable nannies are available to hire, 3 teens will be automatically generated for the job with randomized cooking skills.
  • Your schedule is actually tracked now, getting promoted/demoted/fired/etc. will adjust your scheduled nanny accordingly.
  • The career includes chance cards and names/descriptions for each promotion level.
  • If you wish to hire a different nanny, click on your nanny and "Fire" them when they show up to work or click on the "Never mind" button when you're looking for a nanny over the phone without a schedule active.

Custom Career Info and Promotion Levels


Tuning and Setup
  • If you don't have Clean UI installed you might want to remove the "zld_Nannies/zzld_nannies_cleanui.package" file to have the icons for the career and service in the style of the vanilla Maxis UI instead.
  • The "zld_Nannies/zld_customservice_nanny.package" file contains a "Nanny Tuning" BCON file. If opened with SimPE, you can change the "Prioritize Playables?" setting from 1 (Yes) to 0 (No). If this is set to 0 then it will always put generated teens into the hire-able nanny pool, rather than only choosing playables if available.

Translations
  • English [Complete]
  • Spanish [Complete] By Paluding
  • German [Complete] By Hendrik McSims
  • Dutch [Complete] By Simoneee
Tags: #nanny, #job, #career, #teen, #elder, #service, #babysitter

Type:
      Social Mods: Social Interaction Mods (things that change how sims interact with each other)
      Global Mods: Mods that change the way the game works without requiring any user intervention.
      Defaults: Default Replacement Spawned Objects (like baseballs, dishes, etc)

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Apartment Life + 1 SPs
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ld_Nannies_Levels.zip | Version with Job Levels labeled (e.g. Babysitter Lv. 1, Nanny Lv. 2)

Size: 102.2 KB · Downloads: 6,832 · 19th Jan 2022
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ld_Nannies.zip | Unlabeled Version

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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\
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  • 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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Test Subject
#51 Old 5th Aug 2022 at 5:39 PM
I have high hopes for this. I have wanted the option to connect different houses in a neighbourhood with playable "helpers". Could you do playable maids and gardeners next? I have been looking for something like that forever!
If I want a father to have a secret child with the maid, the maid has to move in or stop working for the family so that I can raise the child, which is not what I want. Also it's just realistic that people working for you have a live of their own, friends and families. That option would make the game so much better.
Lab Assistant
#52 Old 23rd Aug 2022 at 5:30 AM
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Originally Posted by NimonaSolisa
I have high hopes for this. I have wanted the option to connect different houses in a neighbourhood with playable "helpers". Could you do playable maids and gardeners next? I have been looking for something like that forever!
If I want a father to have a secret child with the maid, the maid has to move in or stop working for the family so that I can raise the child, which is not what I want. Also it's just realistic that people working for you have a live of their own, friends and families. That option would make the game so much better.


You can use this mod: https://modthesims.info/d/286864/al...nny-090429.html.

This mod can generate a live in maid/gardener/nanny...but it can ALSO allow you to set playables as the npc. They do not have to be live in, and you can assign their schedules and jobs to whatever you like. I use it to have Brandi Broke regularly come over to clean Malcolm Landgraabs mansion and get paid for it a few times a week.

They should use The Sims 2 in psychology....it could work wonders.
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#53 Old 20th Nov 2022 at 1:33 AM Last edited by kaligi : 23rd Nov 2022 at 9:24 AM.
Actually, i don't know why, but i can still hire the old nannies too via phone and they'll do their job as before too. So, to me both ways are working.
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