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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?) - 23 Feedback 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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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
#151 Old 22nd Dec 2008 at 4:34 PM
thanx i luv it
Lab Assistant
#152 Old 31st Dec 2008 at 4:12 PM
Very handy book!
Gisburne Sherwood and his wife Jeanette loves this book a lot, no need to study, just use the book and then on to any rockabilly party that is going on (My game family)

Many thanks
/Michael a.k.a. Gisburne
Test Subject
#153 Old 4th Jan 2009 at 4:34 PM
You will not be against if I make transfer of yours mod on Russian?
Sorry for wrong text -- i'm translate this message in the electronic translator
Lab Assistant
#154 Old 7th Jan 2009 at 2:05 PM
Hello, problem
I love your hacks but this one gave me a little trouble. With the hula dance and slap dance..after learning how to do the dances using the book, wehn the sim tried to dance it would have an error and I would have to reset them...thereofre they never get to dance the hula or slap dance. Just thought I would let you know. :P

They mostly come at night, mostly.
Original Poster
#155 Old 9th Jan 2009 at 3:43 AM
Originally Posted by alicia7tommy
I love your hacks but this one gave me a little trouble. With the hula dance and slap dance..after learning how to do the dances using the book, wehn the sim tried to dance it would have an error and I would have to reset them...thereofre they never get to dance the hula or slap dance. Just thought I would let you know. :P

Um I still cannot seem to reproduce this. Have you tried removing the whole downloads folder and see if it still gives you an error?

And astronom, Balbesia seems to have beaten you to it
Test Subject
#156 Old 10th Jan 2009 at 6:34 PM
Help Please !!!!!!!!!!
Ok It Was Nice When I Download it But When I Opened The Game I Buyed The Book Then I Said To Them To Study But They Did Not Want To Study I Tryed All The Skills All Bvs all Badges all Misc Skills But They Did not Want To Study Help !!!!!!!!
Test Subject
#157 Old 14th Jan 2009 at 9:09 AM
Cool really.I tought my sim body,dance,and bv dances and now shes a real dancer.This is one of the best downloads all your game mods help me much i have them all downloaded special thanks for the sim transformer too.
Test Subject
#158 Old 16th Jan 2009 at 1:50 PM
Erm, I downloaded, it appears on the buy mode menu, I place it on the table and when I click on it to learn something and give my sim an action, it doesn't work. Tha action just disappears ^^'
Should I try downloading again?
Original Poster
#159 Old 16th Jan 2009 at 4:20 PM
Dapdopy and Troublesome, that's how it works. Read the first post. Jesus, I've answered this question for the umpteenth time.

Sorry, feeling a bit cranky today
Test Subject
25th Jan 2009 at 6:40 AM
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Lab Assistant
#160 Old 2nd Feb 2009 at 1:46 AM
Firstly, thank you so much. I love the Book and cheat with it all the time.

Is there anyway you could make a version where the sim can read the book of talent without having to max out the skill category? Sometimes I want to gain my sim just 1 point of logic (for example) before they head out to work, but the Book of Talent gives the sim 10, which is cool, but but sometimes I don't want the sims to be an expert so soon.
Original Poster
#161 Old 7th Feb 2009 at 2:27 PM
Updated today, added memories due to requests.
Lab Assistant
#162 Old 7th Feb 2009 at 6:19 PM
Thank you!
You are great!
Lab Assistant
#163 Old 7th Feb 2009 at 7:58 PM
I tried this in the game and there's some problem.
The memory doesn't show whose memory it is. So the face and the name are missing.
Original Poster
#164 Old 8th Feb 2009 at 1:33 PM
Oops. Sorry about that, obviously I was doing it wrong :P

New version uploaded, the problematic memories are removed until I have time to take a closer look and figure out how to fix it. In the mean time only BV and AL skills will have them. Sorry again.
Original Poster
#165 Old 9th Feb 2009 at 12:09 PM
Ok it's fixed. Please redownload
Test Subject
#166 Old 16th Feb 2009 at 2:09 PM
very cool. x
Test Subject
#167 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 12:12 AM
This is awesome, thank you!
Lab Assistant
#168 Old 19th Feb 2009 at 8:38 PM
It's perfect now! Thank you!
Test Subject
#169 Old 2nd Mar 2009 at 7:40 PM Last edited by Antoniax-x : 7th Mar 2009 at 5:35 PM.
Hey, I really love this book it is so much better than the Simblender thing and going on vacation to learn all the things but I'm having trouble with the apartment life magic part. Can you tell me how I can fix that please?
Test Subject
#170 Old 7th Mar 2009 at 11:04 PM
Thanks so much for this mod! I use it all the time! Sure beats having to find the ninja so you can learn Teleport, not have to go on so many trips to get the bonuses and be able to get the badges. For everyone who sees this, if your sim wants to earn a bronze badge, using this WILL complete that want
Test Subject
9th Mar 2009 at 3:55 PM
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Test Subject
#171 Old 9th Mar 2009 at 4:15 PM
Thank you!
Field Researcher
#172 Old 14th Mar 2009 at 6:30 AM
This download works. It needs to have the "Corrupt Download" box UNCHECKED.

~ ҉ SimArchitect ҉ ~
Test Subject
#173 Old 16th Mar 2009 at 4:40 PM
no memories.

it will be greatly appreciated if you change the skill 'maxing' to 1 level before the max.
so that i can get the memory
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