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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
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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.



CHANGELOG

2009/02/09:
- Fixed memory problems for the rest of the skills.

2009/02/07:
- Added memories.

2008/10/10:
- Cosmetic change - Changed the book's position from standing up on its spine to laying down. (Thanks to toke)

2008/10/03:
- 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.

2008/09/12:
- 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.

2008/09/05:
- 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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BookOfTalent.zip

Size: 420.3 KB · Downloads: 131,089 · 24th Mar 2009
420.3 KB 131,089 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\
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Test Subject
#26 Old 19th Jul 2008 at 12:56 PM
I think you have to check your files, when I download it it says that either the file is damged or it's an unknown file, since it's a zip I doubt the last bit, but it prevents it appearing in my game...
Top Secret Researcher
#27 Old 19th Jul 2008 at 1:23 PM
very, very useful item!!!! thanks!!!
Theorist
#28 Old 19th Jul 2008 at 2:39 PM
awesome! question though-when you max out hobbies with this will it get you in the secert lots?
Theorist
Original Poster
#29 Old 19th Jul 2008 at 2:54 PM
AnimeLoverAngel, maybe the site's busy, try later. It's not corrupted.

Motherspet, the wants for toddlers, bon voyage skills, and hobbies will be satisfied, but not for badges and skills. Study parenting is currently disabled because it doesn't work like it should.

fway, no it doesn't use the repository technique. It may destroy the 'old antique book' look I gave it on purpose

Y2kRobie, no it won't get you to the secret lots right away, but in my testing I found out that if you work on the corresponding hobby for only a few minutes, the hobby leader comes and grant you the membership. It might work for you too
Lab Assistant
#30 Old 19th Jul 2008 at 3:18 PM
Lilith Pleasant made me exit the game to come tell you how much she adores this book, you've changed her life!!!!

this book is awesome, keep up the good work.

If at first you don't suceed, then pray at least the games loads.
Space Pony
#31 Old 19th Jul 2008 at 3:35 PM
Thank you so very very very much! I have been wanting something for the talent badges and hidden skills. Wow, there are some that I didn't realize existed!
Thank you!
Test Subject
#32 Old 19th Jul 2008 at 9:53 PM
thank you!
Test Subject
#33 Old 19th Jul 2008 at 11:31 PM
It's aggravating getting sims to learn Tai Chi and get any Badge at a workable rate. But finally, a real solution for me. Thanks so much for this! Awesome work.
Lab Assistant
#34 Old 20th Jul 2008 at 3:18 AM
This is very convenient, especially for the FT badges. Excellent work, thanks!
Test Subject
#35 Old 20th Jul 2008 at 11:44 PM
Ok thanks
Test Subject
#36 Old 20th Jul 2008 at 11:50 PM
Finally! I think this is one of the most useful downloads!!! Thank you SO much, this was a very good job!
Top Secret Researcher
#37 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 12:12 AM
this will be very useful, thank you very much!

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Test Subject
#38 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 1:13 AM
should be voted a "featured download"... lol
Test Subject
#39 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 5:08 AM
hi im new to this website and this was my first download i downloaded it last night and i wanted to use it today but i didnt find it in the buy catalog. i think i downloaded it rite but for some reason i cant use it. is it because the file is zipped? or might there be another problem...because i did check the reqirements

sorry to be an annoyance but if someone could help me out i would really appreciate it

Test Subject
#40 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 4:45 PM Last edited by aurya of the white : 21st Jul 2008 at 4:55 PM. Reason: updated
Quote:
Originally Posted by HippyChick
hi im new to this website and this was my first download i downloaded it last night and i wanted to use it today but i didnt find it in the buy catalog. i think i downloaded it rite but for some reason i cant use it. is it because the file is zipped? or might there be another problem...because i did check the reqirements

sorry to be an annoyance but if someone could help me out i would really appreciate it



I currently have the same problem (I am new to this website too). I'm currently working through the following link to try to make it work I hope it helps - I haven't finished the process yet. I did stumble a bit by trying to skim it first and went into 'program files' not 'documents and settings' so be careful :D

http://www.modthesims2.com/wiki.php...acking_Idiots_6

edit - completed the walkthrough now and the book is now under 'hobbies' and were you would find the bookshelfs.


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Thank you for this download! Very excited now :D
Test Subject
#41 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 7:16 PM
Thankx for this great book of talents !

In my FreeTime version it provides a small problem. The sims won't dance the Hula or Slap dance anymore, when choosing the BV >> Dance >> Hula Dance and/or Slap Dance. Is their a solution for this?
Test Subject
#42 Old 21st Jul 2008 at 10:54 PM
OMG!Thank you sooo much!I used to get soo mad cause my pets would never cooperate with my sim,it took forever to train my doggy.This is gonna be so handy.
Theorist
Original Poster
#43 Old 22nd Jul 2008 at 6:23 AM
ALF007, as far as I know you can only hula dance and slap dance when there's music.
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#44 Old 23rd Jul 2008 at 8:52 PM
I cant find the book >_< can you take a picture where is? please!! :s
Lab Assistant
#45 Old 24th Jul 2008 at 12:35 AM
very usefull thing,
il download it when the boolprop testingcheat
destroits my pc and i cant use the cheat anymore

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Test Subject
#46 Old 24th Jul 2008 at 7:44 PM
I think i need some help??. When i click on the book, the pie menus does show up and eveything. But, when i click on any particular option, nothing happens.

Am i doing something wrong?..
Theorist
Original Poster
#47 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 4:24 AM
redline, it is meant to be like that, if you read the main post :
Quote:
Originally Posted by treeag
The sim will not actually open and read the book though, I made it as a 'static' object.

But actually your sim has learned whatever skill you chose


yael, if you still can't find it, it's in the hobbies/knowledge.
Test Subject
#48 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 11:50 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by treeag
redline, it is meant to be like that, if you read the main post :

But actually your sim has learned whatever skill you chose


yael, if you still can't find it, it's in the hobbies/knowledge.





Actually, i do understand that. It's just that, when you click on any option, there'll be a box that appears on the top left corner..right? But, in this case it appears and then dissapears.. so, the sim doesn't actually walk towards the book or anything..?..

So, is it suppose to be like that...
Test Subject
#49 Old 25th Jul 2008 at 12:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by redline
Actually, i do understand that. It's just that, when you click on any option, there'll be a box that appears on the top left corner..right? But, in this case it appears and then dissapears.. so, the sim doesn't actually walk towards the book or anything..?..

So, is it suppose to be like that...





Nevermind dude. It's exactly what you said and it does work like a charm!!
Your greatest invention ever man..Thanks!
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