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Monk/Nun Part-time Career

by Lily__XD Posted 14th Jul 2011 at 10:28 AM - Updated 8th May 2012 at 9:38 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.

Not exactly recently I uploaded my Priest Career, this Career kind of enhances that by giving Sims the option to become either a Monk (men only) or a Nun (women only). All together they work as one career, however Men will receive titles appropriate to Monks and Women will receive titles appropriate to Nuns

The following show the levels of the Career (remember it's a part time. There's only 4 levels), when they work and how much is paid.

Level 1 - Novice/Postulant M,Tu,W,Th,F,S $15per hour
Welcome to the house of God! You've taken a big step towards your Calling but firstly you must learn to forget your past life and the material world, and spend your time worshipping the Lord. The Almighty watches over you, marking your life for future judgement, so serve His Kingdom well.

Level 2 - Noviate/Rassaphore M,Tu,W,Th,F,S $15per hour
As a Noviate/Rassaphore you have been accepted into God's house. A long period of training is still in order as your devotion to Him is not as firm as some would like, so continue your studies of His word, (you're finally allowed to read a real bible!) to further your understanding and prove your devotion. Understanding is the key here so you'll need to be working on your Logic skill - Good Job Brother/Sister!

Level 3 - Temporary Monk/Stavrophore M,Tu,Th,F,S $15per hour
Your promotion to Temporary Monk/Stavrophore is your final step into God's house. Your first Vows of devotion and poverty have been taken - there's no turning back now! To understand god's greater pan for his Kingdom is some great feat. You'll be needing constant study and tonnes of brain power to figure this one out, so get on the case quickly. But more importantly you must prove your Love for The Lord, for a Brother must truly Believe in his cause.

Level 4 - Solemn Monk/Great Schema M,Tu,F,S $15per hour
Congratulations! As a Solemn/Great Schema you have finally proved your eternal devotion to God the Almighty. Your devout studies and your care for His people have shown that you truly love Him. For now continue your studies, continue your prayers and continue to spread his word, for one day we will all face His wrath.

You'll notice that as they are promoted the Monks/Nuns pay does not increase. I tried to give a good representation of life as a Nun/Monk who are not usually paid but I did find that 15$ per hour was an appropriate amount to keep my monastery ticking over. I have also uploaded a version where the Monks/Nuns do not receive pay so that you could (if you wanted to) run on State Funding.

All the levels of the career are based around just 3 hours of work per day (but not on a Sunday). The Monks/Nuns will work between 2:00pm and 5:00pm at the City Hall where they will be able to participate in general Do-Gooder kind of things such as teaching the children and helping the sick. As you progress through the career more options will become available to the Monks/Nuns. This leaves plenty of time spent outside of the City Hall for Monks/Nuns to be doing other good deeds (whatever they may be).

The career is centered around reading the bible and gaining an understanding of it. Every evening the Monks/Nuns will come home with a Book related to the Bible (similar to medi-journals). The books start out with general "How To"'s about reading the bible and progress through Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and onto the Old testament. Your sims will also need a logical head about them to gain a deeper understanding of God.

Even though it's a part time career Teenagers cannot become a Monk or a Nun (because they can't in real life). The career does not use Uniforms, so dress your Monks/Nuns as you like. The career has been tested but only by myself so if you find any problems contact 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 Twallans Career Mod: for this to work

To make your own...
Twallan at the ISZ has a great Tutorial for Cutom Careers:

Enjoy... :D
Tags: #nun, #monk, #part, #time, #priest, #career, #religion

Age: Adult Elder
Career Type: Realistic
Chance cards: None

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 3
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LilyXD_PTNun.rar | Nun/Monk career with pay

Size: 14.8 KB · Downloads: 11,785 · 14th Jul 2011
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LilyXD_PTN_0Pay.rar | Nun/Monk career without pay

Size: 14.9 KB · Downloads: 5,607 · 14th Jul 2011
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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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Test Subject
#2 Old 14th Jul 2011 at 1:36 PM
With all the burning and explosions going around town, sims need a little bit of religion to survive. Great job!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 14th Jul 2011 at 2:47 PM
"OH Holy one, so divine as God.. "
Give it a rest will you??


Ok So I totally think they should wear the proper "habit" for this career!
Forum Resident
#4 Old 14th Jul 2011 at 5:34 PM
This is very much needed, I think I will download and give it a whirl!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 15th Jul 2011 at 2:37 PM
This is so cool! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
#6 Old 16th Jul 2011 at 4:18 PM
*You must be married and sane* LOL

I like the funny texts. Makes it much more simlike. Welldone
Test Subject
#7 Old 17th Jul 2011 at 7:00 AM
Should there be six levels? I thought Lv.1 would have been initiate. However this is a good mod though.
Test Subject
#8 Old 21st Jul 2011 at 4:18 AM
Is it easy to make careers? I always wanted to make a some like a teacher career.
Test Subject
#9 Old 21st Jul 2011 at 4:55 PM
Do I have to point out what's wrong with being a part time monk/nun...? =P
Test Subject
#10 Old 21st Jul 2011 at 5:19 PM
Originally Posted by mistersonic
Is it easy to make careers? I always wanted to make a some like a teacher career.
There's already a Teacher career in the game. Came with Generations or Ambitions. Can't remember which now.
But in case you don't have either of those, someone else has made a custom Teacher career and uploaded it to MTS already. Here's the link:
Test Subject
#12 Old 24th Jul 2011 at 3:20 AM
It didn't work for me...I know I put the Mod in my game correctly...maybe it doesn't support my Sims 3 version...
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#13 Old 25th Jul 2011 at 10:45 AM
Mr Super Sims- Read this:
Download this:
Unless you have a really, really early version of the game this should be compatible because Yes, actually it does work.

Notes on translation
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. 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.
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: rar LilyXD_PTN_Strings_ENG.rar (2.8 KB, 29 downloads)

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Test Subject
#14 Old 19th Aug 2011 at 10:01 PM
SO cool!!
What a neat idea!
Test Subject
#15 Old 21st Sep 2011 at 4:11 AM
Sounds pretty cool. I would have preferred you not put in funny comments though. Kinda feels you are mocking this calling. Otherwise, nice effort.
Test Subject
#16 Old 25th Sep 2011 at 4:31 AM
Love this!! There is a "church" in one of my there any way to make this the "location" for the career??
30th Sep 2011 at 7:44 PM
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Test Subject
#17 Old 22nd Oct 2011 at 3:30 AM
When I downloaded the Nraas Career Mod and I tried to load my saved game it wouldnt load so what happen?
Test Subject
#18 Old 26th Jan 2012 at 4:23 PM
Very cool!
Top Secret Researcher
#19 Old 18th Mar 2012 at 9:16 PM
Thanks for updating your careers for Showtime! I am looking forward to this one too.
Test Subject
#20 Old 4th Jun 2012 at 12:37 PM
I download it but where can i find this job?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#21 Old 4th Jun 2012 at 8:44 PM Last edited by Lily__XD : 4th Aug 2012 at 11:55 PM.
HINT - read the entire post and find out

Edit: Sorry that was mean, but you really should read the whole post because that's why people moan at me, because they don't read the information that gets given to them. The rabbithole is City Hall.
Test Subject
#22 Old 18th Jun 2012 at 8:21 AM
So, many times i read the post also on the computer but still i don't see this Nun/Peacher Career, even the Vet Career. Do i need a Church in town?
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#23 Old 4th Aug 2012 at 11:58 PM
Originally Posted by Croma76
So, many times i read the post also on the computer but still i don't see this Nun/Peacher Career, even the Vet Career. Do i need a Church in town?

No you don't need a church. You can join this career at city hall by clicking on the building. You can't join through the newspaper or computer as custom careers don't show up there. If you're also having issues with the Vet Career you might have missed a step. Make sure you have correctly installed the NRaas Careers mod. Thanks

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Test Subject
#24 Old 1st Sep 2012 at 11:51 PM
Aww, it would be cool if there was a church lot, even as a rabbit hole. Make a whole new religion for sims, nothing like a RL religion though, dont wanna upset people. But it would be fun!
Test Subject
#25 Old 4th Sep 2012 at 5:24 PM
where do you get a bible?

Edit: sorry should have read the whole post
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