Young Adults part 1
Date Posted: 11th Sep 2021 at 7:23 AM Views: 86
Playing Young Adults

I get asked how I play Young Adults in the main hood quite often, so I thought I would outline some of the things I do and the mods that I use.

"Hang on, young adults can be played in the main hood?" Yes!
"So you play them as uni students there"? Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

I play them as an age stage and like any other age stage, I like to try and step outside the box the game tries to give us.

"I bet this is going to take a lot of mods" It takes a few...

Part 1As Students

There are two mods for playing uni in the main hood.
Squinge's Collage pack:,96190.0.html
This small pack of mods includes:
No Memory Uneducated Stops Sims getting negative memories from not going to college.
No Want Satisfy Uneducated Stops any uneducated fears being filled. Both mods stop them from crying over not attending uni. Useful even if you grow teens straight to adults.
College Interactions On Any Lot This allows your young adults to perform their college tasks like writing term papers and assignments and doing college research from the bookcase wherever they happen to be. This could be at home, a community lot library or even down on the beach, so long as you have a laptop and a table and chair.

Teen To Young Adult No College EP8
and YA Birthday Cake Let's your teen sim blow out the candles to become a young adult. They will look and sound just like any other young adult complete with uni pannel. The cake also adds a memory of went to college. This is nice since your sims are doing uni, just from home or some other location rather than moving to a campus.

Pack conflicts with
Squinge's No Autonomous Research & Assignment mod conflicts with College Interactions On Any Lot
Pescado's College Rampage from Macrotastics will not work if Young Adults remain at home.
TJ's Stinky Dormie Fix will conflict with the CollegeInteractionsOnAnyLot.

Also required a Semester Tester. This is to start the college clock that normally counts down the hours to the final exam.
If you don't click 'start class' the clock will not start and will remain at 72 hours to the final exam (Or whatever uni length mod you use).
You can also 'stop class' at any point for a break and 'start class' again when ready.

This can be obtained by using boolprop or downloaded as the original apple statue
But I use the book model by Sunrader and there are other models available there now. Each YA doing college needs their own semester tester object.

You can have your YA continue to live at home or they could move in with a group of other YA or find their own flat or house. They will leave the lot to go to class and for the final exam and can do their college work but otherwise won't experience college life like cheerleaders, cows or dormies. I find this a refreshing change as those things can get old if repeated a hundred times.

Lion's Gold record
This is for those who would like to bring more of the actual college life into the main hood. This mod will let your YA experience all the uni NPC's and life in a dorm without going to uni. I have only used this once because I prefer to leave the uni experience for those going to uni-and yes some of my YA do head off to college but that's a whole other post on what rules I use to decide who goes or not.

Notes about this mod taken and condensed from MATY.
Object Catagory: Deco > Paintings
Price: $50.

Place/build a residential lot in your main hood. Load the lot and place the GoldRecord anywhere on the lot. Save and exit.
If you change the lot to dorm (using "changelotzoning dorm" cheat), you can even have uni dormies move in with you.

Move in a teen from the sim bin. The teen will transition into a YA, the intro video (with a teary eyed parent) will play, and everything on the lot will work as if you are in a private house (or dorm if you made it one) in a uni sub-hood. All visitors should be uni students.

Known issues:
(1) Students may or may not go to class autonomously. If so click the student and choose "go to class".
(2) The dorm cook does not come. Use Inge's SHINY TYME NPC EVERYWHERE PATCH to force spawn a cook. Found on Simlogical.
(3) The semester timer does not count down. You will need a semester tester. See above for details on this ^

Part 2 will be on all the ways I play YA in the main hood who are not going to be doing uni at all.
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