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Opportunity phone call fix (and more)

by nikel23 Posted 27th Jul 2015 at 11:51 PM - Updated 14th Aug 2015 at 8:29 AM by nikel23
64 Comments / replies (Who?) - 25 Thanks Posts
Overview
If you have Into The Future, you may have noticed that you rarely (or even almost never) receive any skill opportunity phone calls in your base world, apart from the celebrity opportunities (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE2eNrvWpvg). This bug is caused by having Into The Future itself, so if you don't have it, you don't need this fix.

I love opportunities. I really love it. A lot of people I know don't really appreciate opportunities because it's deemed as "unfit" for a sandbox simulation game and repetitive. But to me, the regular Sim's lives themselves are repetitive, and opportunities are a nice addition for a side quest for Sims to complete when I'm bored. Yes, some opportunities may repeat, but I can complete and cancel them anytime I want. Besides, many opportunities actually provide cool benefits that are part of the game as well, like Omni Plants, resurrecting a ghost, and new writing genres. Being prevented from experiencing these opportunities seems infuriating, at least for me.

Technical information about the bug


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I've removed the tag and reduced all the weighted chances of these opportunities to 5 to match the others. Only ITF skill opportunities are affected. This does not eliminate ITF skill opportunities, but rather, merely makes them have equal chance with the rest skill opportunities.

Bonus
I've included an additional separate mod, called "More opportunity phone calls.package". This mod increases the chance you will receive a phone call. By default, your Sim will get an opportunity phone call between 1-3 days. This mod changes the value so you will get an opportunity phone call every day, because I still think opportunities are quite rare. You won't get any phone calls while an opportunity is still going. I think not many people will want it to occur so often, which is why I decided to separate it.

Conflicts
Opportunity phone call fix.package will conflict with mods that modify Opportunities_EP11.XML. It requires ITF, or it will just do nothing.

More opportunity phone calls.package will conflict with mods that modify OpportunityManager.XML. The mod is for base game, so you can use it even if you don't have ITF installed.

Compatibility
This mod is made with patch 1.67. To use it, just put it in your Mods folder.

Additional Credits:
Huge thanks to the anonymous user who has helped me figure out what caused the bug. Screenshot was found from Google. Source: http://brontoforum.us/viewtopic.php?t=338&start=180

Type: Fixed

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

Sims 3 Into the Future
Built with Game Version: 1.67
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Instructor
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#2 Old 28th Jul 2015 at 12:43 AM
Wonderful! Using a mod I was able to force opportunities, but I prefer them to be spontaneous. This is perfect, thank you!
Field Researcher
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#3 Old 28th Jul 2015 at 1:55 AM
Wow, never noticed that issue. How thoughtful! Thank you! :D
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 28th Jul 2015 at 1:59 AM
That's why I seldom got skill opportunity calls! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
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#5 Old 28th Jul 2015 at 8:35 AM
Great job, bravo !
Instructor
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#6 Old 28th Jul 2015 at 9:52 AM
Great, I love opportunities, so thank you for this fix
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 28th Jul 2015 at 3:04 PM
Well, that explains a lot. Thanks for this!
Scholar
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#8 Old 29th Jul 2015 at 12:25 PM
Very useful, thanks
Instructor
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#9 Old 29th Jul 2015 at 12:26 PM
Good work. This explains why I was only getting celebrity skill opportunities.
Test Subject
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#10 Old 29th Jul 2015 at 4:02 PM
Any fix is a good fix! Thanks
Test Subject
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#11 Old 29th Jul 2015 at 4:02 PM
Any fix is a good fix! Thanks
Field Researcher
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#12 Old 29th Jul 2015 at 8:18 PM
I'll be honest, I hadn't thought about it too much, but I did think the weird ITF opportunity monopoly was kind of annoying! Now I can get actual opportunities back.
Test Subject
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#13 Old 30th Jul 2015 at 2:35 AM
Muchas gracias por el fix, descargado. Thank you very much!
Test Subject
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#14 Old 30th Jul 2015 at 4:23 AM
You are the hero gotham deserves.
Instructor
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#15 Old 30th Jul 2015 at 4:37 PM
I am glad I am not the only one who noticed opportunities are almost missing since ITF and I am glad more to see YOU finally be able to fix it.
Thank you!
Test Subject
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#16 Old 30th Jul 2015 at 5:17 PM
This shouldn't be called a mod. It's more like a mandatory patch. I had actually stopped answering the phone calls since they were broken and just a waste of time. Finally I no longer have to do that. Thank you. Thanks a lot!
Instructor
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#17 Old 1st Aug 2015 at 4:40 AM
;_; I love you for this fix. I love you so, so much for this. I love you more than my cat for this. I've been looking for something like this for so long, thank you so much.
Field Researcher
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#18 Old 3rd Aug 2015 at 4:42 PM
Thank you soooo much! I really missed the opportunities, so you're my hero!
Lab Assistant
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#19 Old 4th Aug 2015 at 6:49 AM
Thank you so much! I have been waiting for someone to fix this ridiculous problem ever since I got ITF.
Test Subject
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#20 Old 8th Aug 2015 at 12:19 AM
Thanks.
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#21 Old 8th Aug 2015 at 2:33 PM
You. Are. The most wonderful person ever to be born. I love you. I thank you. The universe thanks you. My ghosts are going to be resurrected at last!
Test Subject
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#22 Old 8th Aug 2015 at 6:27 PM
Finally I thought that the ghost resurrection opportunity used to be more common. I didn't realise that EP11 was stopping it thanks.
Test Subject
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#23 Old 10th Aug 2015 at 9:50 PM
I wondered why I didn't get opportunities anymore... Thanks for the fix!
Test Subject
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#24 Old 13th Aug 2015 at 11:33 PM
This is the first fix I've seen for this issue and I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure out why my sims seemed to be getting prank calls all the time. Thank you so much.
Test Subject
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#25 Old 20th Aug 2015 at 3:17 PM
EA should pay you for this....
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