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Let me check my schedule - Young adult's job panel revealer - Experimental

by Lamare Posted 6th Oct 2017 at 7:17 PM - Updated 15th Oct 2017 at 4:14 PM by Lamare : Updated diary file (deleted extra file from the package)
14 Comments / replies (Who?) - 8 Feedback Posts, 3 Thanks Posts
7 oct. 2017: Updated diary file (deleted extra file from the package)

Scary details

This is a hacked object that allows you to temporarily open student's job panel that is normally replaced by major/classes panel.

But isn't there 2 objects?

Yes. I've made a choice of bulletin board and a diary for you. Both objects have the same function, but different forms and GUIDs. You can choose one or have both.

Wait, but are young adults even allowed to have a job?

Yes, with some help of in-game cheats (testingcheatsenabled) or custom hacks. I'm developing my own mod to support students' jobs - not only make them available, but also comfortable to play with. Will be up for testing soon.

Why "experimental"? Sounds dangerous.

Technically, what happens is this: young adult temporarily stops being young adult. What you see is adult's UI. This is the reason why I made the game go on pause - so nothing will happen while you're browsing the panel. When you unpause, the sim will go back to YA right after that (in 1 fraction of a second). If you go out of live mode or click an object again, the sim will revert instantly - not even a fraction of a second will pass.
I've made sure that after going there and back sims remain completely the same they were before. How I tested it: took a sim, recorded all her data (attributes, tokens and all), then I used a hack with her a couple of times and checked her data again. Nothing changed.
So, I am confident for now, but this is pure science. And in science, you can never be sure you're right, you can only be sure you're wrong. So, this hack is safe until proven otherwise.

Ok, how to use it?

Get an object from buy mode and place it on a lot. Bulletin board is found in Decorations->Wall hangings. Diary is in Misc.->Misc.
Have young adult click the interaction (show). The game will pause. Open job panel. If it's already opened, toggle it to refresh. To revert back to major/classes panel, either click the interaction (hide), or just un-pause the game, or leave live mode.
One object allows to view 2 students at a time.
Don't do "force error - delete" on this object the very moment you're viewing student's job panel in live mode. Not that you would, but hey. I also wouldn't click the mod at the very moment of age transition from young adult to adult, just to be on a safe side.

Need a helmet?

Having University EP should be enough. But since I'm on Ultimate Collection, it's best for you to try it out in a testing hood, if you don't have all the EPs.



Less scary details

Bulletin board references mesh and texture from the same maxis one that comes from Uni.

With diary, I went a bit further, it has its own mesh and textures. It is basically resized and recolored photo album. Mesh has the same polycount as original BV album, it's just smaller. Five recolors included: black, blue, green, yellow, pink.

***

Enjoy and please let me know, if something isn't right.

Additional Credits:
Creators of the Sims 2 as a whole and used meshes and textures in particular. SimPE as a wonderful tool. ModTheSims as a knowledge database and hosting. Blender - meshing tool.
CaliBrat, lientebollemeis, Rosebine, SIMelissa, gummilutt, PenelopeT, Duine, gdayars as Creator Feedback Forum squad that hangs around with me while I make stuff for students.
Mootilda for Uni hood I'm playing in.
Photoscape, Fraps and whatnot.

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

University
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
YA-jobpanel-diary.zip 54.3 KB 368 7th Oct 2017
YA-jobpanel-bulletinboard.zip 2.8 KB 329 6th Oct 2017
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

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4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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Theorist
THANKS POST
#2 Old 6th Oct 2017 at 8:34 PM
I am so glad to see this up. And it goes great with Michelle's recolors of Moghughson's Job Seeking Board to hang up both next to eachother.
I can't wait to see your mod to support students' jobs uploaded too.
Thanks for all these great creations you make!

Edit:
Just one question. In the animation ou see the major scheduled from 15:00 to 17:00 and work from 11:00 to 17:00 so the student can't go to class. Is there a fast/easy way to change that schedule or is it the point to just change the major or job?
Instructor
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6th Oct 2017 at 8:36 PM
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Instructor
#3 Old 6th Oct 2017 at 8:48 PM
I've always wanted something like this in my game. I use the Sim Blender to give some of my YA jobs while they are in college. Right now I have 2 students that are working, one is continuing her ballet career that she began as a teen and another Sim is in the military. When my Sims get a promotion I just write it down. I must admit that the change in aging status (as brief as it may be) concerns me a little. Since this is experimental I would love to see feedback from other Simmers who are using it.
just a girl
Original Poster
#4 Old 6th Oct 2017 at 8:53 PM
@lientebollemeis, thanks.
Schedules are tied to careers and majors. I don't think you can change hours unless you mod them. So yeah, working students will have to juggle a bit - call in sick, change jobs, skip class. No one said it's easy to be a working student
Theorist
#5 Old 6th Oct 2017 at 8:58 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lamare
@lientebollemeis, thanks.
Schedules are tied to careers and majors. I don't think you can change hours unless you mod them. So yeah, working students will have to juggle a bit - call in sick, change jobs, skip class. No one said it's easy to be a working student


I thought so. With reading this, I was thinking about my PTO3 versions of (most of) the careers I made. It might make it a bit easier for the students.
And you're right, with this issue making it harder it makes it more realistic too.

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Instructor
#6 Old 6th Oct 2017 at 9:09 PM
For the most part I play with custom careers. I also have default replacement careers and majors in my game that I've modified for my own game play. In addition, TJ's college adjuster is also a big help allowing you to extend the time between finals; as well having a mod that doesn't schedule finals at night so my Sims can call in sick or take a vacation day. I've been playing this way for years, even without the default majors and careers.
just a girl
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6th Oct 2017 at 9:17 PM
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just a girl
Original Poster
#7 Old 7th Oct 2017 at 12:16 AM
Default Hot fix is hot
Updated diary file (deleted sneaky extra file from the package)

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LilSister, yeah, I wish there was another way, too. I wanted to modify the UI itself, but, damn, is it complicated mess! I managed to find some UI files that have to do with job and major panels and buttons, but how to put them together, like with working teens, is beyond me.
I figure, as long as we do this on pause, it's like nothing happened, since no time went by. But I might not know enough.
Alchemist
THANKS POST
#8 Old 7th Oct 2017 at 9:37 PM
This'll be so helpful: a lot of my students use Inteen to have jobs in college. (Hey, if you've got three kids, you need a job!)
Theorist
#9 Old 13th Oct 2017 at 10:11 AM
I tested this and changing the ui to the job panel works perfectly. I gave my YA sim a job by using the job board of moghughson.
I didnt try searching the newspaper, but search the computer isnt possible four YA I guess.
I know you're working on a mod to enable it for YA which is good, but in meantime I keep using the job board of moghughson.
So YA have always been able to have a job (with a modded object like the job board), but it was nearly unplayable because you couldnt see it in the job panel. Now we can see it thanks to this mod.
Thanks for this wonderful and so useful mod.

Overview all my creations (MTS and beyond): http://bit.ly/allcreations
FAQ and policy: http://bit.ly/PolicyS2I
The School Project: http://bit.ly/TheSchoolProject
Over 500 new food items to come in Fast & Healthy Cooking Project: http://bit.ly/Fast&HealthyCookingProject
Theorist
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18th Oct 2017 at 5:07 PM
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Lab Assistant
THANKS POST
#10 Old 22nd Oct 2017 at 6:32 PM
You. are. amazing. *bows*
Top Secret Researcher
#11 Old 31st Dec 2017 at 8:01 AM
I have some YAs who are employed on owned business lots. This mod is a great help since the job panel includes the name of the business that the YA works for (I keep forgetting which ones work where).
Field Researcher
#12 Old 5th Mar 2018 at 10:08 AM
This looks useful for young adults living off campus as I might have that happening.