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Posted 18th Aug 2010 at 12:42 AM - Updated 31st Oct 2010 at 7:41 PM by MogHughson : Noted fix to incoming phone calls - Viewed 196169 times. Direct link to this thread
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*Updated 31st October 2010*This mod allows you to write a novel without using a computer. Great for your historic hoods, or generally poor authors who can't yet afford to buy a computer.
Minor Fixes - see section below
It takes the form of a manuscript notepad which your Sim (of any age Child and older) will spend many hours writing their creative thoughts in (and gaining creativity skill points) until the novel reaches completion.
Exactly as the computer version does, this will take approximately 15 Sim hours, where the Sim can stop writing and contuinue later as many times as required. Once complete, the manuscript should be posted to a publisher, and after which time you will receive a telephone call telling you how good your novel is. If you don't receive a phone call and you are on an Apartment Lot, you likely need the fix here. The Sim will automatically post (mail) the manuscript to the publisher when done, but if you cancel the operation, then a menu on the manuscript will allow it to be posted (mailed) later.
I use exactly the same algorithm as the computer-written novel does (as I just call the Maxis code) to determine how good your novel is. If you want to know the answer click the button, if you want it to remain a surprise then don't
There is a Base Novel Worth of $200.
Added to that is a Random Additional up to $1000.
Added to that is an Extra $100 Per Novel Sold (calculated from a hidden Misc Skill of "Novel Writing").
Added to that your Sim's Creativity Contributes up to $2000, pro rata to the amount of creativity skill they have.
For memories and want satisfaction the amount of money your novel earns determines whether it is Lousy or Great.
Lousy Novel is Worth <= $2000.
OK Novel is betweeen $2000 and $2200
Great Novel is Worth >= $2200.
The manuscript can be bought from the Creativity sub-section of the Hobbies section in the Buy Mode catalog for $10.
Children can also write a novel, but an older Sim will have to post it for them since they cannot reach the postbox.
If you place the unwritten manuscript on a table or desk, the Sim will write sitting at that surface. If you place it on the floor, they will write it sitting on the floor.
FreeTime EP additions
If you have the Freetime EP (or Apartment Life which also included the functionality) then when you begin to write your novel, you will be shown a dialog box which allows you to choose the cover art for your novel and the plot lines within it by means of choosing icons. Once the novel is complete you will be asked to customize it in another dialog by giving it a title and a brief description. Once the manuscript is posted you will be delivered a copy of your final published novel. With these EPs you also get the Want satisfied "Write a Novel" and with FreeTime specifically a memory of writing your first novel.
Notes for players who have existing half-finished manuscripts from the first version
This is a completely stand-alone object which shouldn't clash with anything else.
Quaxi for SimPEwiki.
Numenor for the AnyGameStarter.
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Expansion / Stuff Packs Required
You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed above installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
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Fixed Maxis Bug: Apartment Lots ... any incoming calls?
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