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Sims 3 Priest Career - Full Time

by Lily__XD Posted 24th Jan 2011 at 9:58 PM - Updated 8th May 2012 at 9:37 PM by Lily__XD
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This download is a custom career. This means that you will need the NRaas Careers mod installed in order to use the download in your game.
The most recent version of the NRaas Career mod can be found here. You will need this in order for the career to work. See this tutorial for help on how to create your own custom career.

*26/01/2011 - Now comes with a French Translation thanks to NotSo (updated for spelling mistake and gender fix 27th)
*27/01/2011 - Fixed an issue regarding job titles and gender - please re-download
*30/01/2011 - German Translations added. Thankyou Lizzylovesjasper
*22/04/2011 - Czech Translation added, Thankyou Kolikokoli
*07/07/2011 - Italian Translation added, Thankyou quuir98
*09/09/2011 - Polish Translation added, Thankyou Szymix
*14/09/2011 - Issue with Polish lettering fixed

So after months of work I've finally finished my second custom career: The Priest Career. The career is based around the Catholic church system, beginning with being a missionary and ending with being the Pope.

The career has 9 levels which reflect the standings of the Catholic church:


1. Missionary - §14/perhour 10AM-5:30PM on: Tu,W,Th,F,Sa
Whenever you go shopping there seems to be somebody shouting about repenting your sins. Well - congratulations! That's now you! The pay may not be generous, and the working conditions can be somewhat wet and windy but it's all about the faith. Right? Working on your charisma skill will help you to convince people and move you to the next level.

2. Lay Liturgist - §20/perhour 10AM-5PM on: Tu,W,Th,F,Su
Finally! Off the streets and into the nice warm Church. Choosing hymns, making felt banners and lighting candles now fall under your supervision... Menial? Perhaps. But them hymns are about God, those banners are about Jesus and them candles are about the Spirit. It's all about the Faith.

3. Seminarian - §27/perhour 10AM-5PM on: Tu,W,Th,F,Su
At last! Someone's finally going to explain what God is. Your job is just to try to understand. It's going to be a mean feat so you should brush up on your logic skill in order to get your head around it. Meanwhile keep practicing your public speaking, don't forget that the next step is trying to explain all this to someone else...

4. Minister - §35/perhour 9AM-3PM on: Tu,W,Th,Su
Okay so maybe you've figured out what God is... Well sort of, there's still lot to learn if you ever want to understand Him. But for now, focus on your charisma skill because you've got a lot of masses, christenings, weddings and various other religious occasions to speak at. Try not to mess up your words and remember that any good citizen of God's kingdom is light hearted and forgiving.

5. Monsignor - §50/perhour 9AM-3PM on: Tu,Sa,Su
You've finally been honoured by your superiors, and of course in the eyes of God. But don't forget, recognition comes with responsibility. Your flock should be learning from you, so try to convey the real meaning of God, the meaning you feel inside yourself. To do this make sure your charisma and logic skills are tip-top, but don't forget God in your home life. Relieve yourself of your sins and forget the material world to progress to the next level.

6. Bishop - §70/perhour 12NOON-4PM on: Tu,W,Sa,Su
Wohoa, Mr Big shot! You're practically on speaking terms with the Pope now, as you've done so well in your teaching and practicing. That's a good thing seeing as he decides who gets to become an Archbishop. Show him your devoutness through your work with your rapidly expanding flock and he may choose you!

7. Archbishop - §100/perhour 12NOON-4PM on: Tu,W,Sa,Su
Good work! There's definitely something about the way you speak that just inspires people. Everyone just gets what your on about, maybe because through your tireless effort with your logic skill, you've finally unlocked the mystery that is God. Just remember, God maybe the creator, but here on earth the Pope is the Boss man! He's the one who elects the Cardinals but he'll only choose you if you can demonstrate your faith and understanding. On the other hand, don't forget about your flock. Teaching is still to be done so remember to practice your charisma skill.

8. Cardinal - §150/perhour 12NOON-3PM on: Tu,W,Sa,Su
Your understanding of God is practically elite. Very few ever experience this type of connection with Him. The next step is just out of reach until you use your smooth talking charisma skill to convince your Co-Workers you should be elected as the next Pope. This will only happen if you can prove your connection with Him so keep working on your logic skill, in order to raise the bar and prove your Faith.

9. The Pope - §320/perhour 11AM-12:30PM on: M,T,W,Sa,Su
Remember the days spent shouting on the streets? I bet you never imagined you would be the sole head figure of the Catholic church. Your bond with God is so strong that many believe you are His incarnation on earth! Feel this connection and spread His word. Spread His love. Spread His joy. You may be off touring the world, living in the Vatican and delivering speeches to millions but don't forget your Faith. It's what brought you here.

Please note: descriptions change to become gender appropriate (Yes thats right, female sims can join the career too)

The career is based at City Hall (which I like to imagine contains a church of some kind) and focuses on the Logic and Charisma skills. Later on in the career a relationship with the Boss becomes important and, at the final promotion level, relationships with your Co-workers (seeing as the Cardinals elect the next Pope)
Please Note: This mod will only show at the EA City Hall, no CC Rabbitholes

The career involves all the usual tones (ie- work hard, take it easy ect.) and includes two custom tones that allow you to improve your Logic and Charisma skills at work, providing they already have at least one skill point in the subject. Sims may also sleep at work if they are extremely tired.

The career does use uniforms but they're just a mixture of the EA defaults. (So far as I know it's impossible to create a custom career uniform for sims 3 because the uniforms all have specialised _XML)

This mod has been tested, but only by myself (actually I had great fun testing this career, I made a Father Ted clan type thing... heheee), however custom careers are not usually known to cause any game problems If you do find any problems with the career please notify me ASAP.

Technical Stuff
* All languages will be displayed in English, as I am not a fluent enough speaker to translate. If you are willing to translate it into your language, I am willing to put them into the mod
* As with any custom career you will need Twallan's Careers Mod for this to work
* Because of restrictions by the game, and because of my lack of experience there are no opportunities or events in this career... Hopefully this can be changed in due course

To make your own...
Twallan at the simmers club exhange has a great Tutorial for Cutom Careers

Enjoy... :D

Additional Credits:
Twallan for his awesome Mods
The guys who created S3PE for their amazingness

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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Mad Poster
#2 Old 24th Jan 2011 at 10:03 PM
I LOVE this career! I'm Catholic, but I also play Medieval 'hoods so there are always clergy needed! Thanks!!

Any chance for clerical garb?
Lab Assistant
#3 Old 24th Jan 2011 at 10:53 PM
^ there was a bishop outfit in an EA Christmas set, but I would love to see other kinds.

ALSO, it's impossible to make this gender specific, isn't it? If so, do you think you can make a part-time version, for nuns?

Thanks very much for this! amazing to have this in my Sims game.
Test Subject
#4 Old 25th Jan 2011 at 3:17 AM
Hahahaha classic :D

"If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is NOT for you."
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 25th Jan 2011 at 5:29 AM
You should also create a parttime career as Altar Boy
Test Subject
#6 Old 25th Jan 2011 at 2:13 PM
Originally Posted by alishiagambino
You should also create a parttime career as Altar Boy

Oh yes, definitely like that. For "roleplaying" purposes
Forum Resident
#7 Old 25th Jan 2011 at 2:44 PM
This is great! I've been wanting a priest career, but I've been caught up in too many projects to think about it. I'm glad you did :-) I agree, the opportunities are difficult to get working. And Dougal as Pope made me laugh. Father Ted was such a great show.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 25th Jan 2011 at 2:44 PM
@alishiagambino, @reiks

Haha I knew the jokes would start coming in
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#9 Old 25th Jan 2011 at 5:30 PM Last edited by Lily__XD : 27th Jan 2011 at 5:47 PM.
I have a feeling I missed something with the Altar Boy jokes... "/ - meh. Maybe I'm too young...I was actually planning on making a Sunday School type thing for kids and teens but I think a nun part time career is a great idea too! I'll probably get round to it eventually - as soon as I get the Sunday School figured - promise

Right in terms of translations - I've already had a few offers so please PM before you start so as not to be wasting your time. On the end of this post I will attach a string sheet (I know I didn't do it like this with Show Biz but it is painful sitting and copying and pasting stuff). So if you want to translate it you must download the string sheet, open it, and translate everything between the <STR></STR>'s - replacing whats between them with the equivalent in your own language (when doing so be careful not to edit anything else).
So for example this is let's just pretend for a second these are the reals strings:
<STR>you would translate this text<STR>
Then post your own comment on here and attach the translated string sheet and I'll deal with the rest.

Anyway I'm so glad you guys like it - I actually put a lot of thought into this one - trying to write out career descriptions that didn't take any jibes was horrific.
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Test Subject
#10 Old 25th Jan 2011 at 8:43 PM Last edited by NotSo : 26th Jan 2011 at 12:56 PM.
Ok so as we said, here is the French version of the mod. I did my best, hope it'll fit !


NB I changed a slight thing in the attached file.
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retired moderator
#11 Old 25th Jan 2011 at 9:32 PM
"The career is based at City Hall (which I like to imagine contains a church of some kind)"

Lol! So much for separation of church and state. Well done, though, we need more custom careers. ^_^

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#12 Old 25th Jan 2011 at 10:55 PM
Wow, this is great. I thought about some sort of religious career a couple weeks but brushed it off.

A part-time nun would be awesome. Can't wait :3
Lab Assistant
#13 Old 26th Jan 2011 at 3:36 AM
AWESOME Thanks a bunch! I would love a Full time Nun career too! Is it possible to make this career a "men only" career?
Test Subject
#14 Old 26th Jan 2011 at 3:42 AM
This would be wicked fun with an Alexander Anderson sim from Hellsing. Dogma of Doom. <3

About gender-- If your so tweaked, think of it as Episcopalian or something and your good. They let women be priests.
Lab Assistant
#15 Old 26th Jan 2011 at 4:35 AM
That is a great idea! I love that show too. Thanks for this mod, you must have spent a lot of time making it.
Test Subject
#16 Old 26th Jan 2011 at 8:39 AM
Great idea. But the only "god" that can be reached through logic is science.
(No offence, just my rusty little two cents.
Also: I don't intend to start a religious debate here)
Test Subject
#17 Old 26th Jan 2011 at 2:22 PM
@Seirun ah yes, I have to agree with that one. Charisma is the only viable skill for the priests job that or maybe Writing as well
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#18 Old 26th Jan 2011 at 6:30 PM
shareallicu3 - No it's not possible and even if I could I wouldn't.

NotSo Thanks - I'll put them in right away

seirun and reiks I don't know - just reading the bible seems to encourage some kind of logic, trying to find the right page is a mystery to me.

everyone - Thanks for the comments, and if you have any more questions regarding the career only please post here - othewise I direct you to the debate forums (just trying to prevent world war 3 breaking out on my comments spot)
Test Subject
#19 Old 26th Jan 2011 at 9:41 PM
Ok I just tried it in French ! It's all perfect, except:
- one little spelling mistake I made ; it's fixed in the attached file, if it doesn't bother you to modify it. If it's too complicated, forget it, it's not that big.
- the second issue concerns the names of the different levels of the carieer: they aren't adapted to women (I tried it with a woman), because in two or three levels you have a difference in French. This is not a big deal either and I don't know if you can fix it, but still I'm warning you just in case.

As I said, except these 2 things, that's perfect, good job.
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Test Subject
#20 Old 27th Jan 2011 at 1:42 AM
The only real thing I've got issues with is the level 10 position. Having multiple Popes is kind of silly.
Test Subject
#21 Old 27th Jan 2011 at 12:59 PM
I like it!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#22 Old 27th Jan 2011 at 5:43 PM
Thanks NotSo I've changed them and I'll be putting the new version up in the next half hour or so. And Thanks for pointing out the gender issue. I didn't notice seeing as they remain the same in English but they should all be working now
Test Subject
#23 Old 30th Jan 2011 at 12:47 PM
Default German Version
So this is my take on a German translation
I really hope I didn't make any mistakes ... it wasn't easy to translate the titles especially because I'm not catholic^^
Have fun!

Deutsche Version
Ich hoffe alles passt, war nicht leicht, weil die Begriffe teilweise nur für Männer passen und ich bin auch nicht katholisch ^^
Viel Spaß!
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Description: German Version
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#24 Old 30th Jan 2011 at 4:44 PM
lizzylovesjasper- Cool - I've added them so if you download the package file now they should work properly Thankyou!
Test Subject
31st Jan 2011 at 6:11 AM
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#25 Old 1st Feb 2011 at 4:16 PM
Genius! I love this mod and am considering adding Twallan's Career Mod just so I can play this career in my game. Wow, well done.
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