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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
65 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 15 Thanks Posts
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 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


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.

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.

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.

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:

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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Test Subject
#51 Old 16th May 2017 at 4:31 AM
This mod conflicts with More or Less Gigs for Bands and Music Opportunities for your Sims (Late Night) - 1.63 - 1.67
by NonaMena, this is sad, because I have the late night expansion pack and I don't ever receive calls with opportunities for a gig.
Test Subject
#52 Old 14th Jul 2017 at 2:39 AM
Super thanks for this - I was getting zero opportunity calls!
Lab Assistant
#53 Old 31st Jul 2017 at 7:11 PM
From your description, it almost seems like the devs thought the opportunity checks were the other way around: excluding those with inappropriate subworld tags, then rolling the remaining, which would have made the IFT opportunities override the other skill opportunities in Oasis Landing only.

Thanks for this, though, I can see how that would be problematic!
Test Subject
#54 Old 3rd Aug 2017 at 12:59 PM
#55 Old 12th Mar 2018 at 9:15 PM
I've been wondering why my sims seem to be getting more hangup calls since installing ITF!
Test Subject
#56 Old 28th Mar 2018 at 9:35 PM
I loved these little phone calls, they're part of what made the sims 3 such a fun game to me.
Lab Assistant
#57 Old 5th Jun 2018 at 5:06 AM
I waited 8 sim-weeks for the "Oh My Ghost!" opportunity... Hope this'll fix any future ones.
Test Subject
#58 Old 8th Jan 2019 at 12:18 AM
Just installed the game new recently, and found this to still be an issue. So at times like this I'm thankful for modders like nikel23 who fix the little things. Thanks!
Test Subject
#59 Old 19th Apr 2019 at 3:03 PM Last edited by elena1962 : 19th Apr 2019 at 4:07 PM.
muchas gracias lo voy a probar ahora la verdad no tengo oportunidades ninguna espero esto me ayude lo he probado i genial gracias otra vez
Test Subject
#60 Old 19th Apr 2019 at 4:05 PM
gracias es genial lo acabo de probar y estaba teniendo 0 oportunidad ahora solucionado
Field Researcher
#61 Old 24th Jul 2019 at 11:02 AM
Exactly what I'm looking for, thank you!
Test Subject
#62 Old 10th Mar 2020 at 12:50 PM
Thank you, really helpful!
Forum Resident
#63 Old 20th Jun 2020 at 10:25 PM
Thank you!
Test Subject
#64 Old 14th Feb 2021 at 11:28 PM
Thank you!! would this make the opportunity to resurrect a sim appear again?
Test Subject
#65 Old 16th Sep 2021 at 6:40 AM
Thanks for this! Ya wanna know something? Although I've had ITF for quite a while now, for some odd reason I didn't even notice I hadn't really been getting opportunities much (if at all) since installing ITF. But right now I am absolutely hankering for one of my Child Sims to write an autobiography before he becomes a teen (I'm weird, I know lol) so this will definitely help with that and now I may not have to use MC to force the opportunity after all!
Test Subject
#66 Old 8th Jan 2022 at 9:33 PM
Thanks for this! Works in 1.69, but don't work with Nraas Story Progression (with other nraas mods work perfect!)
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