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Book of Talent *UPDATED 02/09/2009*

by treeag Posted 17th Jul 2008 at 4:35 PM - Updated 24th Mar 2009 at 3:42 PM by treeag
305 Comments / replies (Who?) - 12 Feedback Posts, 8 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
A shiny new (okay, a dusty old) book that can teach your sim many skills to the max. The sim will not actually open and read the book though, I made it as a 'static' object. You just need to click on it and appropriate pie menus will show up.

It sits in hobbies/knowledge section and it costs 5 simoleons. I was considering to make it free but hey, knowledge DOES cost something (an arm and a leg sometimes, but I guess a couple of simoleons work just as fine )

Features :

-Skill >> Cooking, Mechanical, Charisma, Body, Logic, Creativity, Cleaning.

-Hidden Skill >> Dance, Painting, Pool, Meditate, Writing, Study.

-Badges >> Cosmetology, Sales, Flower Arranging, Toy Making, Robotery, Cash Register, Stocking, Gardening, Fishing, Pottery, Sewing.

-BV >> Gestures >> Mountain, Island, Far East.
-BV >> Massage >> Acupressure, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue.
-BV >> Dance >> Fire Dance, Hula Dance, Slap Dance.
-BV >> Misc >> Taichi, Teleport, Sea Chantey, Dragon Legend.

-Toddler >> Talk, Walk, Potty, Nursery Rhyme.

-Pets >> Come Here, Play Dead, Roll Over, Shake, Speak, Sit Up, Stay, Use Toilet.

-Hobbies >> Cuisine, Arts, Film & Literature, Sport, Games, Nature, Tinkering, Fitness, Science, Music.

-Misc Skill >> Parenting, Fire Safety, Anger Management, Lifelong Happiness, Physiology, Couples Counseling.

-AL >> Magic skill, breakdance.

For the pets function to work, you need "boolprop controlpets on".

All related wants should be satisfied.
Should be compatible with any game combination, but let me know if you have a problem.

Big thanks to toke for flipping the mesh for me It's been bugging me for a while now.


- Fixed memory problems for the rest of the skills.

- Added memories.

- Cosmetic change - Changed the book's position from standing up on its spine to laying down. (Thanks to toke)

- Skill gaining will now properly satisfy related wants.
- Talent badges functions will now properly satisfy related wants.
- Study parenting will now available for those with AL but without FT.

- Study parenting, magic skill and breakdance pie menus will no longer show up for kids and toddlers.
- New AL bookcase skill pie menus will no longer show up for toddlers.
- Changed the glob file from bookglobals to paintingglobals, maids should no longer put away the book.

- Added study parenting from FT.
- Added skills from AL.
- Vacation mementos now get unlocked along with the skill.

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

Sims 2
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Size: 420.3 KB · Downloads: 131,261 · 24th Mar 2009
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

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

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#226 Old 14th Feb 2010 at 5:17 AM
OMG, thank you thank you thank you!! I usually try to play with as few cheats as possible ("training" myself so that one day I might be able to handle a legacy or challenge), but sometimes the harder skills are SUCH a pain in the neck to get through, & a time taker if I'm trying to get the original 7 skills taken care of.

Field Researcher
1st May 2010 at 8:14 PM
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Top Secret Researcher
#227 Old 14th May 2010 at 4:32 PM
Nice creation. Thanks!

I know I can't do it, but I'm still going to do it. - M. C. Escher
Test Subject
#228 Old 24th May 2010 at 9:07 PM
Wow,i love this! And because i love this,i love you! o_o thanx!

Never regret something that once made you smile :)
Test Subject
10th Jun 2010 at 1:54 PM
This message has been deleted by naomiuk. Reason: Posted on wrong object.. sorry!
Mad Poster
11th Jun 2010 at 9:05 PM
This message has been deleted by GeneralOperationsDirector. Reason: No problem, naomiuk; we`re all human.
Test Subject
#229 Old 25th Jun 2010 at 6:25 PM Last edited by ErinTV81 : 25th Jun 2010 at 6:27 PM. Reason: spelling error
I know you've said (numerous) times that the book is found in hobbies/knowledge section but when I go there, there is no book. I downloaded it correctly, into my dowloads folder but still nothing. Do I have to put in a cheat code for it to come up?
PS- I also have my cc enabled so, I am lost.

Test Subject
#230 Old 12th Jul 2010 at 3:07 PM
This is awesome! I can't believe I didn't download this sooner, it's so useful.
Test Subject
#231 Old 7th Aug 2010 at 5:35 AM
Hey, is there anyway you could make something like this for sims 3?
Original Poster
#232 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 4:11 AM
It's been made, actually. A few months ago
Test Subject
#233 Old 17th Sep 2010 at 11:13 PM
i LOVE it thanks so much i needed this really bad
Test Subject
#234 Old 14th Oct 2010 at 11:09 PM
Sweeeeeet Thank U
Test Subject
2nd Nov 2010 at 8:37 AM
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Test Subject
#235 Old 4th Nov 2010 at 5:09 PM
Test Subject
#236 Old 28th Nov 2010 at 7:50 PM
could you do ballet skill?
Test Subject
#237 Old 8th Dec 2010 at 2:28 AM
Sounds like a Great Mod!1But my game is patches to 1.18 will it work?
Test Subject
#238 Old 3rd Jan 2011 at 7:37 PM
"Knowledge DOES cost something (an arm and a leg sometimes...)" It sounds like you were saying about Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist... Is it only because I'm so crazy about this Anime, or you're a fan too? :D

Well, okay, that's not all I wanted to say. This stuff's great! Thanks a lot for doing it!
Test Subject
#239 Old 15th Jan 2011 at 1:53 PM
This isn't working... :T
Original Poster
#240 Old 15th Jan 2011 at 2:03 PM
Originally Posted by Cesar22
This isn't working... :T

Maybe because this is for The Sims 2?
Test Subject
#241 Old 20th Mar 2011 at 1:16 PM
This is amazing. Thank you so much!
Test Subject
25th Apr 2011 at 7:12 PM
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Test Subject
#242 Old 14th May 2011 at 10:10 AM
hi, this is a brill idea but it doesn't work! umm, can you give me a link please, thank you and what catorgrie is it in????
Original Poster
#243 Old 14th May 2011 at 6:06 PM
What link do you need? And I've written about the price and category it's in on the overview page.
Test Subject
#244 Old 10th Aug 2011 at 1:22 PM
THANK YOU VERY VERY VERY MUCH this will be good for my series
Test Subject
#245 Old 29th Oct 2011 at 12:39 PM
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