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|13th May 2010, 10:41 PM||The “Educate ‘Em” Boarding School Challenge: Kids Version #1|
The “Educate ‘Em” Boarding School Challenge: Kids Version
This is the kids version of my boarding school, many of the rules are similar to the teen version but there are some changes. See here for the teen version
The objective of this challenge is to get your child Sims to acquire as many skill points as possible before aging to teens.
I did have a prebuilt school and group of students for download in case you didnt like using but the files were over at megaupload. This site was shut down and i dont have copies of the files.
The first thing you want to do is create 3 teachers is CAS. Make them however you like. Then move them in to a blank lot or a lot that you have previously built your boarding school on. Using money is allowed in this game as you will need as much as possible to build a good school.
After moving them in you will need to use boolProp to spawn the Tombstone of Life and Death. Once you have done so then create 8 Child Girls and 8 Child Boys. If you want to reduce the numbers you can, just make sure there are an even amount of Sims from both genders.
After spawning your new kids you can change their names via the tombstone of L&D if you wish and give them makeovers. If you want them to wear specific uniforms you can send a teacher to a community lot or use a cheat/hack to purchase some new clothes.
You should now set all the Sims on your lot to have Lifetime Platinum Aspiration. This is because your Sims will be far too busy building skills to worry about fulfilling wants.
It is suggested that you set both teachers to have all their skills maxed; you can do this with any cheat or hack you have. I use the insimenator download personally.
IMPORTANT: You will NOT want your kids to attend any sort of schooling so you will need to use boolProp or any other hack you have so that the school bus will not come. Do as follows:
1. Enter: "boolProp TestingCheatsEnabled true"
2. Shift-Click on the child Sim
3. Select "Spawn"
4. Select "Scenario Tester"
5. Click on the yellow box that appears
6. Select "Add Me to Private School" for each child
(Only after you're done with it)
7. Go into building mode
8. Click on the box
9. Delete the box
Once you have completed the above you can now start playing your school.
School Set Up
You have the freedom to build your school anyway you like but I have a few tips you might benefit from. I made my school on a medium sized lot, you might want to make yours on a larger one. Making the school double story is great because you can keep the bedrooms, kitchen, bathrooms and recreation areas downstairs and the learning areas upstairs.
Building a pool outside or indoors is a great idea as it gives fun and body points at the same time. You can add a computer & games room for the students to enjoy in their free time.
Adding Basketball and soccer fields is allowed but remember they make Sims get tired quickly.
It’s a good idea to have a kitchen with 3 fridges and 3 stoves. This is because you will need 3 group meals at once to serve your whole school. Get all teachers to prepare each meal at the same time.
If you have the appropriate EP then I suggest making separate bathrooms for girls and boys by using the gender specific doors. Using many toilet stalls (instead of normal toilets) in the one room will allow multiple Sims to use the bathroom at once. Have showers in a separate room from the toilets and place the floor dividers that come with pets around each shower so that multiple Sims can shower at once.
Making separate bedrooms for each gender is recommended. You can put all Sims of the same gender together or have them separated into smaller rooms. It’s up to you!
Classrooms can be built anyway you like but must include the necessary objects to build each skill. A library is great for building cooking, mechanical and cleaning. Art rooms with easels are obviously for creativity. Music rooms with instruments are for creativity also and provide fun. Logic can be built via a room with chess tables or telescopes placed outdoors.
Build a gym with stereo so kids can work out and a ballet barre.. you can get your kids to use the skipping rope too (a pool is also great for body points and so is playground equipment). As far as I know kids cannot build charisma skills. If you have freetime then you can also use the activity table for mechanical and creativity skills.
You may also want to add objects that build badges such as a garden & pond
Cheats that are NOT allowed:
- No skill cheating except with the teachers
- No friendship cheating, Sims must make friends naturally
- No purposely killing a Sim because you don’t like the way they look after you spawn them
- You cannot cheat to change the students Aspirations
- No maxmotives at any time!
You MAY hire a maid, repairman, or exterminator but NOT a butler. You may not order pizza or Chinese EXCEPT on weekends.
Unlocking Career Rewards:
Unlocking the career reward “Books First for Learning: A Bookshelf of Education” bookcase is great coz it allows you to learn ALL skills from reading a book at a much faster rate than normal. This also gives kids the chance to learn charisma!
- Once a student reaches level 7 of a particular skill then you may use the “unlockcareerrewards” cheat to unlock “Books First for Learning: A Bookshelf of Education” bookcase and place it into the school. For example, Sam reaches cooking skill 7, so now you can unlock one of the teachers career rewards (make sure the teacher is selected) and place the career reward into your school. Kids cant access career rewards themselves so you can only unlock the teachers rewards. This means that only 3 bookcases can be unlocked in the first generation (until dead teachers are replaced with new ones).
Basic School Day:
I used this system of operating my school and it worked very well.
- 5am: All teachers will wake up and prepare breakfast.
- 6am: Students will wake up and have time to eat shower and use the toilet
- 9am: Classes begin. You can choose which students do which classes and how long they spend in each class room until they swap
- 12pm: Break time. Students shouldn’t need to eat at this time so use this time for toilet breaks and showers if they are needed. You may use any cheat you know of or hack to max all Sims energy at this time.
- 1:30pm Classes resume. As before you can choose who does what for how long
- 5pm: Classes Stop and both teachers and a selected student prepare dinner. After dinner all students may do as they please until bedtime
- 10pm- Bedtime. Sims can sleep earlier then this but must not stay up any later.
To make life easier I turned off free will between 5am-5pm so that students will do strictly as I instructed them. Then from 5pm till bedtime I activated free will and allowed them do as they please. You may do this if you wish.
- 5am: All teachers will wake up and prepare breakfast.
- 6am: Students will wake up and have time to eat shower and use the toilet and eat
- The rest of the day may be spent however you like. Students may visit a community lot but only if accompanied by a teacher and the other students (like an excursion).
Lunch/and or dinner can be served at any time you wish.
+ 5 each time a student that reaches level 5 in any skill
+ 10 for each time a student that maxes a skill
+ 50 for each “Books First for Learning: A Bookshelf of Education” bookcase that you place in your school.
+ 30 for each silver badge earned in either fishing or gardening
+ 40 for each bronze badge earned in either fishing or gardening
+ 50 for each gold badge earned in either fishing or gardening
Some rules are to be followed.
- Teachers may not marry but can have a partner
- No woohoo on the school grounds by any teacher
- Teachers may NOT have actual jobs (i.e slacker, culinary etc.)
You may use the teacher‘s Elixir of Life reward to keep them young for as long as possible. You can use to unlock it. When one teacher dies you must immediately create another one in CAS and merge him/her with the school.
Once day 8 arrives your kids will grow up! You can throw them a party at 6PM and then continue playing the game with the teenage rules (link at the top). You win the challenge as soon as the last student has aged and moved out as an adult or uni student!
|14th May 2010, 12:28 AM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2006
This sounds very interesting! I've never played much with kids, because it was always such a headache to get them do to their homework and I hate using maxmotives. I'm going to go give this a shot now!
|21st May 2010, 01:33 PM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Wow...I really want to try this, but, (don't get mad, I just skimmed through, so if you already have this...) Some objects from this site would be very helpful
|21st May 2010, 08:40 PM||#4|
oh yes i remember downloading that a long time ago! thanks.....but i couldnt get it to all work properly for some reason.
|27th Jun 2010, 12:43 AM||#5|
I'm trying for this! It's so fun. I enjoy building the school and I love when all the children gather. The children in my game is a little rebellious, there are some of them playing in mealtime or eating their own midnight snack at sleeptime but they're adorable, I love they all.
I want to ask: I don't have Seasons so I don't have that special bookshelf career reward, am I allowed to put other career rewards (podium, punching bag, etc) if one of the kids reach level 7?
|27th Jun 2010, 05:21 AM||#6|
Hi i have an idea! how about a home schooler if u can get kids fired from school?
|27th Jun 2010, 09:21 AM||#7|
Yes u can keep your kids home from school if you have the insimenator...there are probably others ways too. That's a great idea, you should make a challenge based on it! :D
|9th Sep 2010, 10:25 AM||#8|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Do you have sims 3 ? can you create a sims 3 version if you have one ?
|3rd Oct 2010, 05:18 AM||#9|
Join Date: Oct 2009
This looks fun *skips off to build school*
I will be making an album BTW and it will be published once I find my game manual with the serial code in it so I can activate my account game-registered
I'll be back *laughs evilly and disappiates into TS2 game*
|4th Oct 2010, 12:47 AM||#10|
Yes i do have Sims 3 but i havent played it long enough to be able to make any challenges for it..i dont know the game well enough yet!
|11th Apr 2011, 12:53 PM||#11|
Join Date: Apr 2011
|15th Jul 2011, 07:16 PM||#12|
Lol, my kids are like that too. Sometimes they won't wake up & one time my cousin tried this & the teachers died and the kids got taken away. LOOOL!
Oh and I have a few questions for the maker of the challenge:
1. Does the schools have to look a specific way?
2. Can I put in stuff like my child talk hack from Decorgal?
& 3, Is it Okay if I make 8 girls, and spawn eight boys or vice versa?
|25th Feb 2012, 01:13 PM||Mcb Bs #13|
Welcome to Mrs. Crumplebottom's boarding school. I will be your tour guide this evening.
This is the office, where late students sign in, or a help desk. As you can see, there is Mrs. Crumplebottom's room. She is doing her paperwork.
This is the dining room, where student have their lunch.
This is the music and athletic room. Students will do ballet or practice an instrument while listening to some classical music.
This is the paperwork room. Students will do maths, english and any other work that includes writing. The teacher shall do paperwork while the students are writing.
This is the toilet and stair room. The stairs lead to the bedrooms.
Theese rooms are the bedrooms.
Thank you for visiting, don't forget to sign your kids up!
My simming website: http://themodernlife.weebly.com/
|3rd Mar 2012, 09:09 PM||#14|
Join Date: May 2006
Hey, I just wanted to download your pre-made sims and the school, only to find out that Megaupload has been closed! :/
Could you please upload it to another site? And do the same with the teen version as well?