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Picked upload! University For Your Home World

by lewisb40 Posted 17th Apr 2013 at 11:28 AM - Updated 9th Feb 2016 at 1:20 AM by lewisb40 : To add more emphasis on the requirements
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Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
02/08/16 Post has been updated with new link to the University Life Rabbit Hole Rugs. Thank you so much for downloading this lot. *HUGS*

When Margaret Pendragon uploaded the University Life Rabbit Hole Rugs[by request] and Twallan updated the Careers Mod Suite to accommodate a home world University, I had to try it out. So I created a lot for most of the same functions that you can have in a University world. The lot have several buildings that serve each of the colleges, stadium/annex and administration office. There is a mini quad area and a small garden of herbs and a grill area in between the administration and science/medical buildings.


Required EP, University Life, and I did use some items from the Decades, 70's, 80's, & 90's SP, although the SP is not required.

To make this lot work as intended, you will need Margaret Pendragon's RH Rugs for University Life and

Twallan's Career Mod Suite http://nraas.wikispaces.com/Careers I have the base mod, DataSchools, DataPart-Time, DataSelf-Employed, DataUnemployed, DataTones installed in my game. DataTones is most definitely needed to get the University Classes. Thanks to Jenn and Firestarr for testing and letting me know that.

For more details about using a home world University, a quote from his State Of The Mod:


So... While I am biding my time waiting for any straggler requests to come in regarding the three mods mentioned earlier, I have been looking into homeworld university.

Good news : I have it working rather well, and I will have a new version of Careers with the ability available soonish (possibly tonight if I don't hit any big snags).

Bad news : EA in their infinite wisdom added a cleanup routine for Academic Careers while playing the homeworld, which unfortunately they placed in a rather obnoxious location.

To add protections around that code, without the use of a Core-Mod, requires some updates to the suite, along the same lines as how Dream Catching works:
All Hard-Reset mods will need updating (MasterController, ErrorTrap)
All mods that involve switching households will need updating (Selector, PortraitPanel, StoryProgression, Mover)
A change to the "Age Up" interaction will be needed (Overwatch)

What this means is that if you want to play using a homeworld university, you will need to install a couple mods from the suite to ensure the academic career is not stripped off your sims.
This issue may also explain the disappearance of the career in normal gameplay as well, a side-effect of accidentally switching household, or being reset, while Traveler is installed.
That problem should also be resolved once the appropriate mods have been updated.

You can play without the additional mods, as long as you don't allow an active sim to age-up, switch households, or have a catastrophic hard-reset (yes, this one may be tough to intentionally avoid).

I did create a Student Union building off the lot and my sim even got lecture classes, although there's no professor instructing. That was funny, my sim sleeps through the lecture.

In the downloads section, one of the files is labeled as S3P for Sims3Pack and the other is a library .package file download. The library file can go in Documents/EA/TS3/Library folder. Pick one to install in the game.

My friends, I hope you enjoy.

Lot Size: 5x5
Lot Price: furnished 324,250/unfurnished 165,050

Custom Content Not Included:
- University Life Rabbit Hole Rugs by Margaret Pendragon- You can contact her here. Go down to the second post, it's a direct download link.
Twallan's Career Mod Suite at Wikispaces

Additional Credits:
Many thanks to EA for The Sims 3 and all packs, to Margaret Pendragon for the RH rugs (was so happy to see them) and to my Sims game god and savior, the wonderful Twallan. Dude you just don't know how much I love and appreciate you. *HUGS*
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Community College S3P.rar | Description: Sims3Pack file 3.37 MB 11,619 17th Apr 2013
Community College.rar | Description: Library .package file 3.06 MB 9,056 17th Apr 2013
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Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.
2. Select the .sims3pack file you got from extracting.
3. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
5. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Select the house icon, find the lot in the list, and tick the box next to it. Then press the Install button below the list.
6. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the lot to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
7. Run the game, and find your lot in Edit Town, in the premade lots bin.

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

Need more help?

If you need more info, see Game Help:Installing TS3 Packswiki for a full, detailed step-by-step guide!
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Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished
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Tags: #The Sims 3, #University Life, #Community College, #Community Lot