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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: 131,062 · 24th Mar 2009
420.3 KB 131,062 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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Inventor
#51 Old 27th Jul 2008 at 3:12 PM
This is great I can't ever get my Insimenator to work with one of the toddler skills. I think it's Potty Training. I came here today looking for just this sort of thing because I'm working on my first Legacy Family and wanted to train toddlers easier. Thanks I can't wait to use this.
Test Subject
#52 Old 28th Jul 2008 at 1:10 PM
Very nice treeag, good job ;-)
Test Subject
#53 Old 29th Jul 2008 at 12:50 AM
i love this download for all the hidden skills! however, i have a slight issue... in using the BV vacation learned skills, ie. dances, massages, etc... the token isnt filled in their memory suitcase...
when i took them on a tropical vacation, they werent able to choose the option of buying massage or fire dance lessons, because they already "know" them... and when they join someone in hula, the token still doesnt appear filled in...
i havent tried the oriental or mountain vacations yet... so, im not sure about the teleport or tai chi tokens, etc... but i am assuming it would be the same...
is there a way to fix this, so that the tokens do fill in, or should i just not use those options?
thanks so much!
namaste, H
Test Subject
#54 Old 29th Jul 2008 at 1:42 PM
Default is there a problem with the EP's and Pets?
Quote:
Originally Posted by whippedbutter1976
i love this download for all the hidden skills! however, i have a slight issue... in using the BV vacation learned skills, ie. dances, massages, etc... the token isnt filled in their memory suitcase...
when i took them on a tropical vacation, they werent able to choose the option of buying massage or fire dance lessons, because they already "know" them... and when they join someone in hula, the token still doesnt appear filled in...
i havent tried the oriental or mountain vacations yet... so, im not sure about the teleport or tai chi tokens, etc... but i am assuming it would be the same...
is there a way to fix this, so that the tokens do fill in, or should i just not use those options?
thanks so much!
namaste, H


First of all, Thankyou for making this I love it! I seem to have a problem trying to use this with a cat. I saw from the screen shots you have done so.
I have all EP's & SP's upto Ikea. If you know of any issues that would be great. I will still use this for my sims.
Test Subject
#55 Old 30th Jul 2008 at 6:40 PM
whey, that was really a good thing, but i wondered if you could make one that cost more money... becouse i would like to sell it in ofb, and 5 you cant make money off. =) And is it possible to get different recollors? I have always wanted something like this, but to have all the skills and things in different books... wierd me, but this is good anyway! thanks a lott.
Test Subject
#56 Old 1st Aug 2008 at 3:59 AM
Thanks for the cool book! I'm going to use it all the time:~)
Test Subject
#57 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 6:35 PM
Actually, I installed FreeTime, and I had this book...
Now my sims don't do Hula and Slap Dance anymore, it gives me an error :"Invalid constant" :/
I tried to send two sims on a vacation, and they still don't do the dance, they don't even learn it.

I like killing you slowly, it makes me want you more and more...

...Laulaisit hiljaa vielä sen hitaan laulun, tänään yönä, sataa kuin tuhkani unta, tahdoin vain unohtaa...
Theorist
Original Poster
#58 Old 4th Aug 2008 at 6:58 PM
Nahil : Hmmm I'll take a look at it. Weird, I have all EPs and SPs up to FT and it didn't give me any error. Does the error message pops up when you try to do the dance or when you select the option from this book?

Also, it'll be great if you can attach the error log in here.


Bonhams, I have no idea why your pets can't click on it. In my game, even puppies and kittens can do it... I'll try to look at it but can't promise anything as I can't reproduce the problem as of yet.
Test Subject
#59 Old 5th Aug 2008 at 6:04 AM
well i have bv will there travel memory show up that they learn to hula ect..
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#60 Old 5th Aug 2008 at 2:41 PM
My pets can't click on the book either.

But the book is still awesome and I love that my sims can finally have talent badges that don't require them to spend all their sim-lives to get! THANKS!! :D
Instructor
#61 Old 5th Aug 2008 at 4:44 PM
can sims study parenting? it isnt listed in skills

The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision. - L. Lavner
Theorist
Original Poster
#62 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 4:26 AM
Ok so I was laying on my bed thinking of what could be the problem of the pets thingy. And suddenly it hits me. Boolprop controlpets on. I have it on constantly, so does my friends and brother who tested the book for me. Do you guys have it on?

knightguy, no you can't. I still can't get it to work right so it's still disabled.
Test Subject
#63 Old 6th Aug 2008 at 9:41 AM
Just want to thank you for your work,this will make Sims (and my,too..) life easier. :-)
Test Subject
#64 Old 7th Aug 2008 at 1:15 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by treeag
Ok so I was laying on my bed thinking of what could be the problem of the pets thingy. And suddenly it hits me. Boolprop controlpets on. I have it on constantly, so does my friends and brother who tested the book for me. Do you guys have it on?

knightguy, no you can't. I still can't get it to work right so it's still disabled.


I do now. thankyou my precious.
Test Subject
#65 Old 8th Aug 2008 at 5:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by treeag
Ok so I was laying on my bed thinking of what could be the problem of the pets thingy. And suddenly it hits me. Boolprop controlpets on. I have it on constantly, so does my friends and brother who tested the book for me. Do you guys have it on?



Thanks! Works now! This mod is awesome, thanks so much!
Test Subject
#66 Old 8th Aug 2008 at 7:13 PM
im having problems with this i think, when i click on it and choose an action, my sim approaches, but then the icon in the top-left disappears and nothing happens... any ideas? i have all the expansions except the newest one i think... any help would be appreciated, thanks!
Test Subject
#67 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 1:45 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by stef97fat
well i have bv will there travel memory show up that they learn to hula ect..

sorry to repost, but this lends itself to my question and i didnt see an answer for that yet... thanks again!
namaste, H

my previous post:

i love this download for all the hidden skills! however, i have a slight issue... in using the BV vacation learned skills, ie. dances, massages, etc... the token isnt filled in their memory suitcase...
when i took them on a tropical vacation, they werent able to choose the option of buying massage or fire dance lessons, because they already "know" them... and when they join someone in hula, the token still doesnt appear filled in...
i havent tried the oriental or mountain vacations yet... so, im not sure about the teleport or tai chi tokens, etc... but i am assuming it would be the same...
is there a way to fix this, so that the tokens do fill in, or should i just not use those options?
thanks so much!
namaste, H
Theorist
Original Poster
#68 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 10:51 AM
No, mementos tokens are not unlocked, unfortunately
Lab Assistant
#69 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 7:37 PM
This is awesome - thank you! I've played for long enough to want to get to the harder stuff without spending hours maxing skills! Now I can get to the good stuff
Test Subject
#70 Old 9th Aug 2008 at 7:44 PM
This sounds great but one question, where do you find it when you install it?
Field Researcher
#71 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 12:00 AM
I have just one question though, how do you fix it so that the sim has the memory and the vacation memento token filled in? I can fix that if it's easy enough. I know nothing about making or fixing objects though. I love your book though - I've been searching for something like this since Bon Voyage came out.
Test Subject
#72 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 5:38 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by treeag
Ok so I was laying on my bed thinking of what could be the problem of the pets thingy. And suddenly it hits me. Boolprop controlpets on. I have it on constantly, so does my friends and brother who tested the book for me. Do you guys have it on?


Hey treeag, thanks for the usefull upload. Only one question though concerning the pets interaction: how do I put "Boolprop controlpets on"? My guessing is that I have to use some kind of a cheatcode. Some quick explanation on how to make this work would be great.

Thanks once again

- zeily -
Test Subject
#73 Old 11th Aug 2008 at 6:05 PM
Been looking for something like this, Thanks!!
Test Subject
#74 Old 14th Aug 2008 at 11:29 AM
you...are...a genius...!!! thank you, thank you, thank you - a million times...!!! =) yay!
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