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Ninja Career v1.01

by Moraelin Posted 11th Apr 2013 at 4:39 PM - Updated 12th Apr 2013 at 5:04 PM by Moraelin
19 Comments / replies (Who?) - 13 Feedback Posts, 6 Thanks Posts
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.
What It Does

TL;DR version: It adds a fantasy ninja career, for the little boy in most of us. I mean, ninjas are cool

It's a new career. It's not even possible to overwrite existing EA careers with NRaas Careers, and even making resources clash would actually involve some work and actually trying to.

What You'll Need

You will need the NRaas Careers, since this is just a data package for it. You do not need the career modules or his assassination skill, but it won't conflict with either. You just need the base module, in a version compatible with your game's patch level. Get it here:

It was built and tested with phase 13 of the mod, corresponding to patch level 1.50 of the game. But since the NRaas Career file format didn't change recently, you might be able to use it with older versions just as well. Try at your own risk.

Since this career uses the Martial Arts skill, you'll probably also need World Adventures. Note however that you can also learn the skill on the job, so you don't actually need to go on adventures to learn it.

No other custom content is needed for this mod.

How To Install It

To install it, just unpack the zip file into your Mods\Packages directory. (If you don't know what that is, check out the MTS how-to about installing custom content.) Just double-click the file you downloaded, and drag and drop the package file from the explorer window that just opened into that folder.

How It Works

The short version is: pretty much like any other rabbithole career in the base game. The longer version is as follows.

All ninja ranks work from 5 PM to 11 PM, Monday through Friday, at the criminal building. (Sorry, I tried 6 PM to coincide with night fall, but the game has serious problems if a job ends at midnight.) This means some form of factory on most maps, though Monte Vista also introduced a "Good Guys Inc" building that looks different.

This means exactly what it sounds like: ALL ranks work 30 hours a week. The top ranks don't get to work 3 hours a day, 3 days a week like some other careers. You will be expected to put in 30 days a week even if you're the clan leader. But you can still take days off or go on world adventures or to college, as usual, if you need more time away from work.

Ninjas don't get to wear a ninja outfit to work and back. Think of it this way: you'd blow your cover. Wearing a spy uniform to work is a bad idea for the obvious reason. And historically they didn't. The black uniforms associated with them were used by theatre stage hands in Japan, not by ninja.

The Ninja ranks consist of 5 trainee ranks (White/Yellow/Blue/Green/Brown Belt Trainee), followed by 5 ninja ranks (Genin, Chunin, Tokubetsu Jonin, Jonin, Kage.) The 5 trainee ranks get colour coded belts, while the last, actual ninja ranks are supposed to be all black belt. Basically until you're a black belt ninja, the clan considers you still a trainee.

The belts are not related to the belt you've earned in normal martial arts. You might have already earned your black belt in China, but in the Ninja dojo you'll start as a white belt, and have to convince your sensei that you deserve even the yellow one. Think of it as ninjitsu being a different martial art than kung-fu.

Conceptually, the trainees don't actually do much for the clan. They don't actually get sent on any missions that would bring money or prestige to the clan. They just train and use up the time of their teachers and supervisors, as well as valuable space in the dojo. As such their pay is very low. In fact, the starting position is much lower paid than any EA starting position, at only 10 simoleons per hour. At that point you're a replaceable white-belt wannabe that didn't show any real skill or reason why they'd want to keep you instead of getting some other random guy off the streets. Think of it more like a stipend to help you a little through training, rather than a real wage.

The pay does ramp up faster with each rank, though, with the Kage (clan leader) position being better paid than any EA job, at 460 simoleons per hour, 30 hours a week. So basically, it will pay better in the long run, but first you'll have to earn that pay the hard way.

Note that it won't be easy though. Promotions aren't as easily earned as for a desk job, and you will need high athletic and martial arts skill. Both can be learned via tones, on the job -- which in fact is the whole point of being a trainee -- but if you start from zero and have no training devices at home, you're in for a long ride. You'll also need relationship with the other ninjas very soon, which adds more time to build up. Again, you'll have to really earn your way to the top.

As such, it might not necessarily be the best job for a new character with 500 simoleons left after buying the house. You have been warned.

On the bright side, if you just want a job to train your athletic and martial arts skills and can afford to coast on minimum pay for some days, it can be used as just that.

Additional Credits:

Twallan for the NRaas Careers module.

Version History:

1.01: Adds custom names for the standard tones like "Meet The Coworkers" or "Suck Up To Boss"
Age: Adult Elder
Career Type: Historical
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 World Adventures
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date | v1.01: Adds custom names for some of the tones (It's a full version, so you don't need the old one too.)

Size: 19.1 KB · Downloads: 8,020 · 12th Apr 2013
19.1 KB 8,020 12th Apr 2013 | First release

Size: 19.1 KB · Downloads: 3,315 · 11th Apr 2013
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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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Original Poster
#2 Old 11th Apr 2013 at 5:20 PM
BTW, if anyone knows what key must I use in the translation files to rename the standard tones (e.g., have "Suck Up To Sensei" instead of "Suck Up To Boss"), I'd really be grateful if they shared the info.
Top Secret Researcher
#3 Old 11th Apr 2013 at 5:39 PM
This is pretty cool, thanks for sharing!
#4 Old 11th Apr 2013 at 7:12 PM
Change the names in the main code and make sure you add the extra line or two in the UnhashedKeys and Strings files, just the same as the Meet Coworkers and Hang With Coworkers tones
Nice job!
Lab Assistant
#5 Old 11th Apr 2013 at 8:24 PM
Yay, now I really can have pirates vs. ninjas!
Original Poster
#6 Old 11th Apr 2013 at 9:03 PM
@Sciffy Circo
Lol. I was actually getting the same pirates-vs-ninjas idea :p
Test Subject
#7 Old 12th Apr 2013 at 2:36 PM
You can so tell the later ranks are based off of Naruto.

Not that I'm complaining - that's the whole reason I'm downloading it!
Original Poster
#8 Old 12th Apr 2013 at 4:54 PM
Originally Posted by katya4
You can so tell the later ranks are based off of Naruto.

Not that I'm complaining - that's the whole reason I'm downloading it!

Well, not just Naruto. Naruto just is based on the relatively modern ninja myths and stories, but it's not the only one.

The romanticized idea of Ninja doing all sorts of superhuman stuff, including controlling the elements, actually started at least as far way back as the Edo period, i.e., 17'th century. And REALLY took off after the Meiji Restoration (1868), when the Samurai aristocracy got disbanded, which got rid of their shinobi (ninja) retainers too. Now all sorts of romanticized and idealized versions of them started popping up.

As are the ranks. The rank of Jonin for example must be at least as old as the 16'th century, when Fujibayashi Nagato is credited with being one of the three greatest Jonin of the Iga school.

Naruto is a couple of centuries too late to invent all that :p
Original Poster
#9 Old 12th Apr 2013 at 7:21 PM
OK, looks like the files for the update are up. It only renames three of the standard tones to "Meet The Clan Members", "Chat To Clan Members" and "Suck Up To Sensei". Nothing else was changed, so if you got the old version and the old names didn't bother you, you don't have to download the new version.
Test Subject
#10 Old 14th Apr 2013 at 3:07 PM
What exactly happens when a job ends at midnight? Just curious to know. Thanks in advance, and also thanks for the mod.
Original Poster
#11 Old 14th Apr 2013 at 3:28 PM
Originally Posted by Chamomile_The_Seal
What exactly happens when a job ends at midnight? Just curious to know. Thanks in advance, and also thanks for the mod.

Basically, every other day the sim just doesn't leave work. Apparently now they're working until the next midnight.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 15th Apr 2013 at 1:51 AM
Awesome! I can't wait til I add this to my game and use it!
Test Subject
#13 Old 19th Apr 2013 at 4:25 PM
Can you add the string translations? I would like to translate the career for brazilian portuguese.
Original Poster
#14 Old 19th Apr 2013 at 5:47 PM
Well, I'm kinda paranoid about translations because I can't verify that it says what it should say, and I'd rather not end up with, say, a Russian translation that says "idi na hui" (apparently not literally the same, but somewhat equivalent in usage to "go F### yourself") :p
Test Subject
#15 Old 19th Apr 2013 at 11:15 PM
I understand you, but I promisse that my translation it's not like that. I already translated careers here, in the Seasons Pack of missyhissy.
Test Subject
#16 Old 20th May 2013 at 3:15 PM
I like the idea of ninja career but there's 1 thing that keeps me away from using this career-no Russian translation. I know English but my knowledge is defective...
Maybe you can let him translate? Please
Test Subject
#17 Old 25th Jun 2013 at 2:37 AM
Omw i totally love this career it got me so excitd!!! but theres 1 slight proplem, see, when allowed my sim to be in that career, and i click on my sims portrait panel on the left on the sim that has the ninja career, it freezes and i cant click on any other sim portrait panel and im stuck on mine. I have the latest patch for my game which is 1.55 . Please help
Test Subject
#18 Old 25th Jun 2013 at 3:21 AM
Ok so i found the main cause for my problem, if i click with my sim currently doing the ninja course, my skills tab and career tab freezes and i cant click any of the other sim portraits on the left. Still trying to find a solution ...
Lab Assistant
#19 Old 5th Feb 2015 at 10:33 PM
For some reason this career effects all other careers. I have Mechanical Engineering installed in my game as well. The Ninja career pops up fine, but the Engineering career wont show. If I uninstall the Ninja career, the rest of the careers I have installed will pop up just fine. Will you please update?
Test Subject
#20 Old 2nd Feb 2016 at 7:27 PM
Brilliant this is perfect i would love it even more if you could add in the ANBU and ANBU Squad Leader as a temporary profession path and then to Kage, if this is asking to much im sorry i dont know anything about modding TS3, but anyways i LOVE IT ALREADY! THANKYOU!

P.S. Nice Naruto theme