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Featured upload! The Missing Majors Uberpack!

by Nysha Posted 1st Oct 2007 at 4:53 PM - Updated 29th Sep 2011 at 4:19 PM by whiterider
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This download is a custom major. This means that you will need the MajorsMadeEasier mod by FrikaC installed in order to use the download in your game.
This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
29th March 08 - French Translations now added to everything except Vehicle Immobilisation! Thanks very much to the wonderful Frenchfry for the translations!
DO BE AWARE that some of the french translations may not show up completely ingame - this can't be fixed without rewriting the whole kaboodle. A few mistranslations are also inevitable.


18th Feb 08 - Sociology should now be fixed, please redownload (and feedback!)

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Ok, so the powers of random have deserted me for now. You'd'a thought, after making a Grilled Cheese and a Water Maths major, I might be rather unlikely to ever do something normal. Shows how much I know. In the interest of getting this stupid sensibleness out of my system, I present to you:


The Missing Majors Uberpack!

Having just started college, I've been spending a lot of time reading through curricula for a huge range of subjects. I'm now taking four, and by the Maxis standard of eleven subjects, that would mean that nearly half of my college would be taking at least one of the same subjects as I am. Which, well, they're not.
So I figured it would be kinda nice for those of you who actually play this game to have some realistic courses for your simmies. So I picked 44 subjects, and made from them 30 majors. There is a Bermuda Triangle in my hardrive, oh yes.

The icons are either mine, ripped from Maxis careers, or extracted from the game's UI.

All of these have unique GUIDs, and will not overwrite anything, Maxis or custom. Fairly obviously, University is required. They are compatible with any EP. Yes, they'll work with Seasons, Bon Voyage, even Pets - you just need to have University.
They have all been tested from start to finish, fixed, and tested again. Lots of fun managing a dorm with 30 sims in it. However, I did most of the testing with an aspirin in one hand and a box of tissues in the other; so I may have missed something. If you find a bug, please tell me:
  • Which major the bug is in
  • Which semester the bug is in
  • And obviously what the bug is
Chances are I can fix it in five minutes.

You do need this hack by FrikaC. Read the instructions, it's easy.

So, because I know y'all aren't fond of reading (), on to the downloads. Read it ALL, trust me


Disclaimer: All (or most) of the following descriptions and class titles are in jest. If you have a profession, I've probably insulted it. Don't take it to heart, I'm just a comical cynic.
There is some form of dry humour, sarcasm, reference (to all things ranging from Harry Potter to Stargate), or entirely uncalled for dig at someone in nearly every line. Cookies to anyone who spots them all.
And don't forget to check out the Mickey Mouse course! (bottom of the list)

If you are insane enough to want all of them, lookie here - or you can download the full set from this post (don't ask )!

Enjoy!

Additional Credits:
SimPE, as always
The lovely staff, for several verbose contributions
And the disgusting illness which gave me lazy days off to finish this

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
Everything.rar 99.9 KB 46,710 2nd Oct 2007
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\

-or-

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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Née whiterider
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#26 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 7:24 PM Last edited by whiterider : 29th Mar 2008 at 8:27 PM.
Default Nursing
Nursing!

Description: Nursing is a hard, gritty, repetitive job involving some of the most disgusting substances known to simkind. But look on the bright side! You get to... er... well... actually...

Classes:
Introduction: Accepting That You Will Spend Your Whole Life Cleaning
Introduction 2: Being Nice To Jackass Superiors

Key Skills: Cleaning Bedsheets
Key Skills 2: Cleaning More Bedsheets

Dealing With Difficult Patients: The Wonders Of Ketamine
The Friday Night Shift: Avoidance Tips

Most Common Diagnosies: Drunk, Dumb, Dead
Placement: Cleaning Bedsheets

Skills:
Cleaning
Body
Charisma
Mechanical



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File Type: rar Nursing.rar (3.4 KB, 1451 downloads)

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
Née whiterider
staff: administrator
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#27 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 7:28 PM Last edited by whiterider : 29th Mar 2008 at 8:27 PM.
Default Performing Arts
Performing Arts!

Description: Performing Arts: The art of performing, you'd never have guessed! No using your acting "skills" to pretend to have a nervous breakdown.

Classes:
Singing: There's A Strangled Cat In My Throat!
Singing Well: How To Hide The Fact That You Can't

Dancing: Just Count Yourself Lucky You Don't Have THREE Left Feet
Dancing Well: Sometimes A Cyborg Is The Only Option

Acting: Pretending That You Can Act
Acting Well: Pretending That You're Not Pretending That You Can Act

Performing: The Sticky Bit
Performing Well: You?! Ha!

Skills:
Creativity
Charisma
Body
Mechanical



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File Type: rar Performing Arts.rar (3.5 KB, 1203 downloads)

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
Née whiterider
staff: administrator
Original Poster
#28 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 7:31 PM Last edited by whiterider : 29th Mar 2008 at 8:27 PM.
Default Sociology
Updated 18/2/08, tentative critical fix

Sociology!

Description: Sociology: the study of people and why they are stupid. Really stupid.

Classes:
The Bystander Effect: Instinctual Passing The Buck
Crowd Psychology: The Power Of Stupid People In Large Groups

Conformity: How To Make People Stupid
Cliques And Individualists: How To Make People Stupider

Sociological Deviance: The Main Cause Of Sociological Conformity
Sociological Conformity: The Main Cause Of Sociological Deviance

Laissez-Faire: The Common Enemy
Collective Social Greed: Communism And Why It Will Never Work

Skills:
Creativity
Logic
Cleaning
Body



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File Type: rar Sociology.rar (3.5 KB, 1224 downloads)

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
Née whiterider
staff: administrator
Original Poster
#29 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 7:34 PM Last edited by whiterider : 29th Mar 2008 at 8:28 PM.
Sport Studies!

Description: Sport Studies: Discover the wonder and joy of running round a 20m track eight hundred times, with not a single life-threatening accident to make your journey to perfection (or early death) one iota less boring!

Classes:
Warm-Ups: Because We Wouldn't Want To Exercise In The Cold
Cardiovascular Routines: If It Doesn't Kill You, You're Good

Trippy Sports: The Grey-Out
Time Distortion Techniques: Because That Field Is Pretty Repetitive

Artificial Success: Shortcuts In Subterfuge
Sport Specialisation: Pick The Least Embarrassing

Cool-Downs: Because We're Not Cold Enough Already
The Final Test: Graduated Or Dead?

Skills:
Body
Creativity
Mechanical
Charisma



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File Type: rar Sport Studies.rar (3.3 KB, 1058 downloads)

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
Née whiterider
staff: administrator
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#30 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 7:37 PM Last edited by whiterider : 29th Mar 2008 at 8:28 PM.
Default Webdesign
Webdesign!

Description: Webdesign: you'd have thought anyone could do it, but apparently not. This course aims to reduce the number of fugly websites out there. Mouse and keyboard skills required. Brain optional.

Classes:
How Not To Suck: Watermark Backgrounds Are Not Your Friend
How Not To Suck 2: Loopy Music Causes Instant Head Asplosion

How To Link: Flashing Text Slept With Your Partner
How To Link 2: 5 Point Font Slept With ALL Your Partners

The Fine Art of Formatting: Less Boxes, It's Not An Advent Calendar
The Fine Art of Farmatting 2: Dayglow Is Only Good In Moderation

Advanced Site Structure: Hiding Admin Controls From Non-Admins
Advanced Site Structure 2: It's index.html, Not homepage.website

Skills:
Creativity
Mechanical
Logic
Charisma



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File Type: rar Webdesign.rar (3.8 KB, 957 downloads)

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
Née whiterider
staff: administrator
Original Poster
#31 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 7:44 PM
Default Mickey Mouse Course - Vehicle Immobilisation!!
And finally, our very own mickey mouse course...
Vehicle Immobilsation!

As always, politicians in Britain are criticising everything and doing nothing. The term Mickey Mouse Degrees was coined by one such politician - and means courses which aren't fit to be studied at a university.
I tried to make this course like the Undeclared course, in that you'd have to switch at the beginning of Junior year - but that turned out to be more difficult than I expected. So instead, here is your perfectly average, perfectly useless, Mickey Mouse Course!

Description: Vehicle Immobilisation: 'Ow to stop cars from movin' like.

Classes:
"Prerequisite" Skills: Reading
"Prerequisite" Skills: Counting

Immobilisation Procedure: Writing A Ticket
Immobilisation Procedure 2: Clamping A Tyre

Twiddling Thumbs
Playing Penlid Hockey

Sticking Stuff To The Ceiling
It's Finally Over!

Skills:
Creativity
Body
Mechanical
Cleaning



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File Type: rar Mickey Mouse - Vehicle Immobilisation.rar (2.4 KB, 596 downloads)

What I lack in decorum, I make up for with an absence of tact.
world renowned whogivesafuckologist
retired moderator
#32 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 8:20 PM
You are nuts, and I love you. This must have been a TON of work. Looks great! Might actually convince me to download some majors now.

my simblr (sometimes nsfw)

“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”
Panquecas, panquecas e mais panquecas.
Field Researcher
#33 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 8:47 PM
After reading through every single major information post, I can't think of a thing to say, except: Wow! And THANK YOU! :D

The Possibilities are Endless

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Test Subject
#34 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 8:55 PM
Wow! This must have taken forever!! Great job! GREAT JOB! :D
Test Subject
#35 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 9:00 PM
"Genetic Mutation: Haemophilia Or Lycanthropy?" ---> Queen Victoria?

Also, the cynicism makes me happy. Very happy.

"Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities." - Mark Twain
Lab Assistant
#36 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 9:02 PM
Y'know, I went and removed the few custom majors I had installed, like a year or more ago, since I just don't play University much--but I guess I have to have custom majors again, cuz well....this is just too great a set

I love your sense of humor--
Quote:
Hazardous Materials 2: Cleaning Up After Last Semester's "Drop-Outs"


With stuff like that in the class descriptions, how can I now download them?

Must have taken you forever, thanks for all the effort!

Cheers,
Suzanne
Lab Assistant
#37 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 9:07 PM
This is great! I haven't used a custom major since before I installed Seasons, but I think you've convinced me to start up again.

Just one eentsy beentsy little request (that you don't necessarily have to listen to) -- is it at all possible you can provide all these majors in one file? Thanks bunches and thanks again for the majors.
Test Subject
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#38 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 9:12 PM
Ah, I dunno - Plasticbox's Baskerville and now your University "majors"! Can the Sims get any more intelligent than this!? Excellent stuff!
Forum Resident
#39 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 9:19 PM
I found it very entertaining to simply read you descriptions. Seems like alot of time and effort went into this endevour... thanks.

I've never been married, but I tell people I'm divorced so they won't think something is wrong with me.
- Anonymous


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Test Subject
#40 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 9:33 PM
Quote:
or entirely uncalled for dig at someone in nearly every line.


How can I not download this? He he he. Thanks! Must've taken you forever.
Test Subject
#41 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 9:46 PM
Can you put it all in one rar?
Forum Resident
#42 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 9:48 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sorez of Doom
"Genetic Mutation: Haemophilia Or Lycanthropy?" ---> Queen Victoria? Also, the cynicism makes me happy. Very happy.

Exactly where my mind went In fact, I pointed & said outloud, "Doctor Who! Ha!"
But, that's not the point. The point is, this is awesome. So much work & very appreciated! Thank you!
~Emma
Theorist
#43 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 9:48 PM
'How Not To Suck 2: Loopy Music Causes Instant Head Asplosion'
Too true! Thanks whiterider, I can't belive how much stuff this is!
How long did It take you? you must of been so bored, then again, how elce can you explain the constant scarcasm?


BodyShopped /// ShoofleedSims
♦ // Jack.exe // ♦
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Lab Assistant
#44 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 9:58 PM
Wow! I too had a great time reading through your descriptions on each and every major! I have never downloaded a custom major before but after this one, I found the Majors made easy hack and went on a downloading frenzy of your new majors! Thank you for all your hard work on this one!

~ Sam ~
Test Subject
#45 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 10:06 PM
I'm in the same boat as everyone else - I've never downloaded a custom major before, but with such well written pieces, how in the world can I resist?!
Mad Poster
#46 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 10:36 PM
Good God! You deserve a degree for this massive and expansive download!!! I must have Dead Languages. That was my favorite in college and the more useless a college degree, the better (and more realistic). You definitely deserve a Featured Item nomination for this!
Test Subject
#47 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 10:51 PM
You are insanely, unbeilievably awesome, my friend...I salute you. Oh- and you're also undeniably funny.

And now I have more majors in game than I know what to do with!
Test Subject
#48 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 10:54 PM
I LOVE IT, Simple as...

I download clothing, hacks and objects generally but this is No. 1 on my Downloads To-Do list!

Thank you ever so much!

Come contribute to currently the most famous Sims Wiki around! Simpedia!

http://simpedia.co.uk
Lab Assistant
#49 Old 1st Oct 2007 at 10:59 PM
Thank you! I never understood why there were physics and biology majors but not chemistry. This looks like it took sooo long to do, but you did a great job! Thanks for making the icons match the other major and career icons. I never download custom majors but in this case I will have to make an exception =)

The real John McCain

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
-Albert Schweitzer
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