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UPDATED: Warrior Career (Custom Carpools, Uniforms, and Reward)

by FennShysa Posted 19th Jul 2007 at 11:58 PM - Updated 3rd Mar 2011 at 7:00 PM by whiterider
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This download is part of the The Ancients Creator Challenge
NOTE: MAKE SURE TO DOWNLOAD ALL FILES BELOW (SEE NOTE ABOUT 8/3/07 UPDATE FOR WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE CAREER REWARD) AND PLACE THEM IN YOUR DOWNLOADS FOLDER OR THE CAREER WON'T WORK PROPERLY.

UPDATE: 12/23/2008
While working on my carpool replacements recently I discovered a problem with the hansom carpool, it and the rickshaw were interfering with each other, causing the hansom to use the rickshaw's mesh. I fixed the problem and uploaded a new hansom carpool. If you have downloaded this before, you should download the new carpool below and replace the previous hansom carpool with it. If you are downloading this for the first time, use the new hansom carpool instead of the one in fighter carpools.rar.


UPDATE: 8/3/2007
I was made aware of a problem with the career reward for my espionage career that also applies to this one. While both the punching bag for the warrior career and the punching bag for the athletic career will appear in the rewards section, the original athletic punching bag was not able to be placed on a lot. I have fixed this problem. People who have already downloaded the career should download the new rar below (Fighter Reward.rar) and replace the original fighter reward with it. People downloading this career for the first time should use the reward in the Fighter Reward.rar instead of the one in the Fighter Career.rar. Sorry for the inconvenience. I'm still rather inexperienced at objects.

UPDATE: 7/31/2007
After downloading Numenor's BaseGameStarter and testing in a basegame-only environment, I have discovered that my warrior career is incompatible with the basegame. For those of you that have no expansion packs, the game will crash. Sorry for the inconvenience. I didn't know until today.


This career is based on the Dungeons & Dragons Fighter class with the level titles being pulled (mainly) from the level titles in the old first edition Player's Handbook from way back in 1978. This is the second in my series of careers based on the Dungeons & Dragons classes (more to come!). This is the most ambitious career I've worked on so far, with four custom carpools (meshes used with kind permission from Hexameter), six custom uniforms, and a custom career reward (basically it's the punching bag, altered slightly).

Career Details:
-- Custom Icons (the picture I included is magnified greatly from the actual in-game icons, so if they look fuzzy or uneven, don't worry, they don't look that way in the game)
-- Complete Chance Cards
-- EP Ready
-- Custom Uniforms (all are recolors of basegame outfits, so there should be no compatibility issues)
-- Custom Career Reward (it's the punching bag recolored with a different description, but it does show up in the career rewards as a separate entry)
-- No overwriting of any career that I know of
-- Custom Carpools, listed below:

Hexameter's Ridable Horse
Hexameter's Victorian Coach
Hexameter's Rendezvous Hansom
Hexameter's Rickshaw
Note: I include these links so that you can see where the carpools came from and to give credit to Hexameter for his work. But these are not the carpools. Having his drivable vehicles in your downloads folder will not give you the carpools as well. They are completely separate vehicles that just look exactly the same. They have different GUIDs. The carpools (which are required for the career to work properly) are located in the downloads below in the file called Fighter Carpools.rar. If you want to have, say, the Rendezvous Hansom as both a drivable vehicle and a carpool you must have both packages: Hexameter's drivable one and the carpool version below. This applies equally to all four.

Levels and pay are:
1. Conscript $146
2. Veteran $303
3. Warrior $497
4. Swordsman/Swordswoman $601
5. Hero/Heroine $724
6. Swashbuckler $875
7. Myrmidon $1028
8. Champion $1312
9. Superhero/Superheroine $1987
10. Lord/Lady $2652

Body, Mechanical, and Charisma are the skills needed.

Lots of files in this one, place all of them in your downloads folder. Files are the career, the career reward, six outfits, four uniform templates, four carpools, three custom sound files. I have them split up into three rar files, you will need all three for it to work properly.

As in the Magic career, I based my chance cards on famous characters from movies and books only this time warriors. Can anyone identify the characters I used?

Heres a screenshot:


For the career, uniforms, and reward:
Use these or modify them as you will, but please don't upload to any paysite, even if it's free on the paysite, and please give me credit and send me a link to what you've done with it.

For the carpools and sound files:
Contact Hexameter

Additional Credits:
Thanks to:
Maxis for the game
Hexameter for the carpools
Superfly for the general tutorials
Bidou for the career editor
Skingiigy for the reward tutorial
Numenor for the basegamestarter
Vagrant for the uniform templates
Everyone behind SimPE Everyone at MTS2
My son for playtesting

Age: Adult
Career Type: Fantasy Historical
Chance cards: All

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
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
New Hansom Carpool.rar

Size: 401.4 KB · Downloads: 3,091 · 23rd Dec 2008
401.4 KB 3,091 23rd Dec 2008
Fighter Reward.rar

Size: 253.5 KB · Downloads: 7,289 · 3rd Aug 2007
253.5 KB 7,289 3rd Aug 2007
Fighter Career.rar

Size: 317.7 KB · Downloads: 7,738 · 19th Jul 2007
317.7 KB 7,738 19th Jul 2007
Fighter Career Clothes.rar

Size: 2.13 MB · Downloads: 7,191 · 19th Jul 2007
2.13 MB 7,191 19th Jul 2007
Fighter Carpools.rar

Size: 2.74 MB · Downloads: 7,594 · 19th Jul 2007
2.74 MB 7,594 19th Jul 2007
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Field Researcher
#2 Old 26th Jul 2007 at 3:06 PM
Thank you! This is great for my medieval neighborhoods, and I'll save the link so I can come back and download it later, when the servers aren't busy...

This is awesome!
Scholar
#3 Old 26th Jul 2007 at 3:21 PM
I remember how lovely your Magic User career was, so I can't wait to try this one out! Thanks for making us interesting new careers.

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Forum Resident
#4 Old 26th Jul 2007 at 3:42 PM
Great, FennShysa!
Many details and additional prepared stuff, a lot of work and I think that's a very well done job! Sorry, that you had to wait for my help but as I see you got it without it and you're able to do so!
Keep up your good work and thank you for sharing!
hexameter
Theorist
#5 Old 26th Jul 2007 at 7:11 PM
This looks exciting - what an impressive amount of time and creativity must have gone into this career package! I look forward to trying it out.
#6 Old 26th Jul 2007 at 7:27 PM
I need to ask you a question. How does this fall into the ancients contest?

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Original Poster
#7 Old 26th Jul 2007 at 7:47 PM
CarmeeKitty, Corylea, and Sophie-David: Thanks.

Hexameter: Thanks for your help and I'm glad you like the end result.

Masterofallvideogames: I was actually working on this well before they announced the contest and since my career didn't involve anything modern I thought I might try and submit it for the contest. I tried to remove all zippers and pockets and things like that from the outfits that I altered and there are no cars as carpools, only Hexameter's non-motor-powered vehicles. I also altered the punching bag so that it has a wooden stand and is made of burlap. Certainly there were warriors such as this in ancient times. I did wonder if it would be accepted since it leans a little more medieval than ancient, but evidently the moderators seemed to think it would work. I'm not trying to sound defensive, but what about it makes you think it shouldn't count?

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
Scholar
#8 Old 26th Jul 2007 at 8:12 PM
Just right for my Xena Warrior Princess character!

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Field Researcher
Original Poster
#9 Old 26th Jul 2007 at 9:26 PM
Cool. I should've made a Xena chance card. Maybe in a future career. I still have more D&D careers up my sleeve.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
#10 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 2:30 AM
Oh, I think I understand.

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Original Poster
#11 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 2:20 PM
Cool. I hope I didn't sound defensive. I thought you were saying it was inappropriate to the category.

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Lab Assistant
#12 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 5:04 PM
This is awesome! Thanks so much!!

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Original Poster
#13 Old 27th Jul 2007 at 9:46 PM
You're welcome. Check out my other sword and sorcery type careers.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
Field Researcher
#14 Old 28th Jul 2007 at 1:16 PM
This looks wonderful! I can't wait to send a Sim to work :-)

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Original Poster
#15 Old 28th Jul 2007 at 2:03 PM
Gonkski222: Thanks, I hope you like it.

Just a note to clarify things since I've noticed that fewer people download the carpools than the actual career. Make sure to get the carpools along with the career as they are necessary. Having Hexameter's drivable cars that the carpools are based on won't work. They have different GUIDs. If you don't choose to get the uniforms, that won't pose much of a problem (I think). But I'm not sure what will happen if the carpool tries to arrive and the game can't find the carpool package in your downloads folder.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
Test Subject
#16 Old 29th Jul 2007 at 3:19 AM
This did NOT work. It crashed my game, after three times I deleted all of the files from this download. And voila, my game is up and working. I donot recomend this.
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Original Poster
#17 Old 29th Jul 2007 at 2:26 PM
Did you get all three of the rar files? You have to have all three. It would probably be okay without the clothing files, but I'm pretty sure that if you don't have the carpools the game will crash. It works fine in my game. If anyone else is experiencing the crashing problem trying to use this career, first check and see that you have all the packages. There are two in the career rar, seven in the carpools rar, and ten in the clothing rar for a grand total of 19 packages. As I said, I'm pretty sure (but I haven't tested it) that it will not crash the game without the clothing files. I'm also pretty sure that it WILL crash the game if the carpool packages are not present. If all the files are there and it still crashes the game, please let me know and I will investigate.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
Test Subject
#18 Old 30th Jul 2007 at 1:09 AM
Thanks, FennShysa! I've downloaded these, but haven't installed them yet, because I'm wondering if they'll work with base game only? I thought I remembered reading somewhere that the custom carpools wouldn't work without an EP? Hoping I'm mistaken, because this would be a great addition to my royal challenge medieval neighborhood!
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Original Poster
#19 Old 30th Jul 2007 at 2:13 AM
Hmmmm. I don't know. I've never heard that about custom carpools. I cloned the carpools from the base game and just changed the way they look. I don't know why it wouldn't work. If you find out that it doesn't with just the base game, please let me know so I can edit the post to reflect that.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
Test Subject
#20 Old 30th Jul 2007 at 6:34 AM
Fenn-- tried it and it did crash, unfortunately. It may have been something to do with the car pools and the base game, but then again, could easily be something else... I've got a ton of downloads installed and I've had crashes before from things that other people with just the base game got to work... Thanks anyway!
Lab Assistant
#21 Old 30th Jul 2007 at 3:42 PM
This will go great in my themed neighborhoods. Thanks! Hopefully, it'll work out well.
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Original Poster
#22 Old 30th Jul 2007 at 6:40 PM
Musiquefille: Glad you like it. I hope it works well for you.

Statoun: I'm sorry it crashed on you. I had never heard anything about a conflict between custom carpools and the base game. Maybe I'll go find Numenor's Base Game Starter and see if it crashes on me that way. When exactly did the game crash? If it was right as the carpool was about to arrive, then chances are it does have something to do with that. I'll check out some things and post my findings later.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#23 Old 31st Jul 2007 at 6:28 AM Last edited by FennShysa : 1st Aug 2007 at 12:21 AM. Reason: New information
I just got Numenor's Basegamestarter and I intend to test this career in a base game environment as soon as I get enough spare time to do so. In the meantime, if anyone has a problem with the career crashing their game please let me know exactly when the game crashes and any other details you think are relevant.



EDIT:
I tested the career a few minutes ago in a basegame-only environment and it crashes the game. Apparently you have to have at least one expansion pack for it to work correctly. I don't know for sure, but it may be the custom carpools that cause this. But both careers I tested also have custom uniform templates so it might also be that. Either way, for those of you who have only the base game, I apologize. I didn't know about the incompatibility until today.

EDIT #2:
I tested my Espionage career in a basegame environment a few minutes ago and it works fine. It uses custom uniform templates but no custom carpools so I can only assume that the problem is with the carpools. I have no idea why custom carpools would cause a problem in the basegame. If I can figure it out and change the carpools I will.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
Instructor
#24 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 4:34 AM
This is really nice and original! I particularly like the rickshaw thing as a carpool. Good luck in the contest.

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Original Poster
#25 Old 2nd Aug 2007 at 6:53 AM
Thanks, I thought it was appropriate for the highest level. Many thanks to Hexameter for permission to use his meshes for the carpools. Check out the original drivable version, there's a link to it in the post. He has drivable and decorative versions in several colors.

Feel free to PM me with career requests. I don't guarantee I'll do any particular one, but I'll consider each.
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