I would like to know if it is possible to make a mod that allows your sim to start a custom career at a higher level if they have the relevant university degree. Just like how an Economics degree allows your sim to start at level 7 in the Business (Investor branch) career.
Looking at the xml files for the uni majors, I can see where to add the career track that the major will provide benefits for (UniversityMajor > career_tracks). And for each career level I can see where the benefits (better pay, more vacation time, etc) are tuned in the xml files. But I cannot find the place to change which level of the career is available to a sim after they get the relevant degree.
I have one suggestion, but I don't know if it will work.
If you edit a DramaNode Tuning file, you can make that your sim is offered an opportunity to join a job at a certain level, which is 5 by default, if they have a good or a bad reputation. I think, maybe it is possible to do so with university degrees.
I will use dramaNode_Reputation_Good_Career_SecretAgent, career_SecretAgent_Level7 and loot_Reputation_Career_SecretAgent.
If I am wrong, please correct me. I am new in this too.
I can see where you are going with this, and I will test it out in a few days. However, wouldn't this mean that the career comes up as an offer via the phone? I was hoping to be able to join it on the 'find job' interface. This would be a good start though.
Ah, it is still possible. The catch is that you have to be in another career, and I don't know how to trigger it to test. It is the normal invitation modified to have a degree check instead of a reputation check. This is how I see that.