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Astrophysics Career

by insidious_glamour Posted 16th Sep 2008 at 11:31 PM - Updated 3rd Mar 2011 at 5:29 PM by whiterider
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 17 Feedback Posts, 4 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
There are so many fantastic downloads here and the best way for me to say thanks would be to add to the fun. ...Unfortunately I'm not much of a programmer, or hacker, or model-maker ... but I am a writer! What's the most textual mod in the game? Careers!! So I started making several of them and finally completed my first one - Astrophysics. If you all like this one I'll post my Voodoo, Mechanical Engineer, Comic Book Author, and Singer/Songwriter careers, too.

*Important Stuff* - This career contains a custom icon (a comet!) and a unique GUID as well as being EP ready! Now, I'm a history major - ancient warfare to be precise - so the career levels were researched and I tried to be as accurate and realistic as possible, but some of them (Theoretical Theorist) are a little tongue-in-cheek. Let's just say this career is meant to be entertaining ^_^. All 10 levels have chance cards! This means you *can* get fired at level 10! I worked very, very hard on these cards so I really hope you enjoy reading them! The reward is the hydroponic garden .... because I've no idea how to do custom rewards ... otherwise I'd do some sort of telescope ... which makes more sense ... sorry! If anyone can help with this please tell me how to do it!

I love constructive criticism! If it is destructive, I will cry much - so please be kind and full of information! I've checked and re-checked my grammar and spelling, but if you find a mistake I will gladly fix it. In fact, I wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I didn't >.< Any errors at all, please tell me and I will try to correct them.



Levels/Pay/Titles/Etc.
1. Research Assistant
M-S 2pm-10pm
$100
Congratulations! You graduated university and you've been promoted from an intern to an assistant. The good news: there's better pay. The bad news: you're still a glorified gofer ... although this time you know what you're doing! Keep working on your logic to make a move in the right direction.

2. Data Analyst
M-F 8am-4pm
$225
You're not just crunching numbers anymore, you're re-crunching other people's already-crunched numbers! Checking over the theoretical computations of the research team and their assistants is an important job. It's hard to balance good interpersonal skills with your analytical mind, but keep working on logic, mechanical, and charisma talents and you'll be up for promotion in no time!

3. Computational Expert
T-Th 6am-4pm
$300

4. Extrasolar Archivist
M-F 7am-3pm
$350

5. Astrophysics Professor
T-Th, Su 11am-3pm
$400

6. Documentary Host
T-Th 12pm-4pm
$675

7. Astrodynamics Specialist
T-Th 8am-4pm
$800

8. Premier Cosmologist
M,W-Th, Sa 6am-4pm
$975

9. Theoretical Theorist
Sa-Su 1pm-10pm
$1250

10. Astrophysical Legend
T-W 6am-6pm
$1375

I didn't want to post every description (play it and read the rest!), so I just did levels 1 and 2 for example. Here's the chance card for level 3 as an example:

Level 3 Chance: SETI rushes into the offices one afternoon and demands to take over your agency's famed x-ray observatory to further their research. The supervisor of the Extrasolar Astronomy department is on vacation in Bermuda and there's no one else with the clearance to approve SETI's temporary takeover. Do you go ahead and sign them in, or tell them they must come back next week when the supervisor returns?

Enjoy!

Most importantly, a huge THANKS <3 to Emma_Barrett and Superfly for their awesome tutorials!!!

Age: Adult
Career Type: Realistic
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.

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Instructor
#2 Old 17th Sep 2008 at 12:43 AM
This looks like a great addition to the game. Look forward to playing this career. Thank you for sharing!
Test Subject
#3 Old 17th Sep 2008 at 3:22 AM
=O Astrophysics?! The best kind of science there is! *downloads*
Test Subject
#4 Old 17th Sep 2008 at 6:43 AM
This sounds like a great career! The way you've written the descriptions and cards is very similar to the way Maxis did it. Thank you so much! :D
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 17th Sep 2008 at 3:06 PM
Sound perfect for my Space sims thanks for this can't wait to try it out

An Alien stole my lunch
Test Subject
#6 Old 18th Sep 2008 at 12:04 AM
Thanx a lot!
Lab Assistant
#7 Old 18th Sep 2008 at 9:39 PM
THANK YOU! I love getting new careers, I hardly ever let my sims work at a Maxis career anymore, so please make all of them. Oh, and Bravo! or Brava, as the case may be, on the History Major. Ancient Warfare, how very interesting, and since you love writing, I'd say you try your hand at Romance novels, as the hero is always a great warrior.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 19th Sep 2008 at 3:23 PM
Good pay rates (so many careers have inflated salaries), but the hours for a few of the levels are kind of short. This is balanced by the long hours at some other levels, though, so it's not really a problem. One thing I would have done, however, is end more of the jobs at 3:00 p.m. (1500) rather than an hour later. This would allow the worker to get home when the elementary school children got home, so a nanny wouldn't have to be hired for one lousy hour.

-- Mal

"Of two choices, I always take the third."
Test Subject
#9 Old 23rd Sep 2008 at 3:46 PM
Looks great; can't wait to see your other careers!
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 26th Sep 2008 at 5:07 PM
ooo yay! i think i've just found Cassandra's dream job! thanks alot! your efforts are definitely appreciated!
Test Subject
#11 Old 19th Nov 2008 at 7:14 PM
This is a fantastic career idea and so far I'm loving the skill building necessary and the pay levels. The only thing I *have* noticed is that when my Sim gets a promotion (I believe this started with the third promotion and he's currently at Documentary Host) I haven't seen any promotional messages, nor does he get a bonus or get paid the day he gets promoted. Pay resumes as it should with the next working day. I'm still wrestling my way through the various career FAQs so I have no idea what could be causing it, but hopefully you'll have a notion. Currently I've got TS2, Nightlife and Uni installed, if that helps. Thanks again:D
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#12 Old 23rd Nov 2008 at 2:08 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Splodygirl
This is a fantastic career idea and so far I'm loving the skill building necessary and the pay levels. The only thing I *have* noticed is that when my Sim gets a promotion (I believe this started with the third promotion and he's currently at Documentary Host) I haven't seen any promotional messages, nor does he get a bonus or get paid the day he gets promoted. Pay resumes as it should with the next working day. I'm still wrestling my way through the various career FAQs so I have no idea what could be causing it, but hopefully you'll have a notion. Currently I've got TS2, Nightlife and Uni installed, if that helps. Thanks again:D


That was happening when I first tested the career myself - and I played through the career all the way many, many times lol. I thought I fixed that and it hasn't happened in my game recently ... I've no idea what causes it either, but if someone could tell me I'd be glad to know what specifically to fix in the file. I just got the new version of SimPE also and I'm almost done with my Voodoo Career (look for that soon!) so I think I'll go over this career again and try to fiddle with it. Sorry about it and I hope I can update it soon!
Mad Poster
#13 Old 4th Jun 2009 at 5:41 PM
Yay! Now my 7 of 9 can have the right career!! Thanks!!
Test Subject
#14 Old 23rd Jun 2009 at 1:04 AM
OMG. This is PERFECT! I actually considered being a astrophysist [[one more year of high school left! haha.]]. Hard work but who knows. Thank you x100!

Sabishiku jowaki wo dakishimete yuuyake no tsuki o mitsumeta...
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Black + Japanese = Blackanese ;]
Test Subject
#15 Old 29th Sep 2009 at 12:29 PM
*hyperventilates*

ASTROPHYSICS! :D

Yaaaaay. Never thought I'd find it though. Awesomenesssesessesss.

Thank youuuu.
Test Subject
#16 Old 15th Oct 2009 at 6:11 AM
Does this career have it's own GUID or does it replace the science career? I'd hate for this to turn out like the penguin scientist career did.
Test Subject
#17 Old 3rd Nov 2009 at 9:31 PM
Thank you!! I love getting new careers for the Sims 2 :D

Could I request you make at least the songwriter/singer career? I really need that one *_*

Please?
Test Subject
#18 Old 11th Jan 2010 at 12:57 PM
Thanks!!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#19 Old 20th Dec 2011 at 7:49 AM
Ooh! I think I know what Stella Terrano will be doing after graduation! Thanks so much!
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#20 Old 6th Mar 2016 at 12:55 AM
Thanks You
Mad Poster
THANKS POST
#21 Old 19th Aug 2016 at 6:32 AM
Thank you so much for this! Now I just need to find a Nuclear Physicist career for my selfsim c:
Field Researcher
THANKS POST
#22 Old 21st Aug 2017 at 6:34 PM
I like the modest salaries and the realistic working hours. Bill Nye doesn't have an 8-hour workweek, either!