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Fishing Industry Career

by Aysarth Posted 18th Oct 2016 at 5:17 PM - Updated 18th Oct 2016 at 5:00 PM by Aysarth
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 3 Feedback Posts, 8 Thanks Posts
I made this because I wanted my sims who live near the sea to be able to earn their living from it, and I HATE Eaxis oceanography career. There are no supernaturals in this career, mermaids and Greek gods need not apply. It also sticks to fishing rather than veering randomly into conservation/research, which I think is improbable. However, the career has its own GUID and should not overwrite any other, so you can have oceanography as well.

Job levels, descriptions, rates of pay etc. are below the spoiler.

There are chance cards for every level, but I won't give the text of them all. Find out for yourself. I promise NO MERMAIDS

Example chance card:

Additional Credits: SimPE and Bidou's career editor.
Superfly's tutorial and the other tutorials/threads on careers in the create forum.
Icon from here:

Age: Adult
Career Type: Realistic
Chance cards: All

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 2
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Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
FishingIndustryCareer.rar | Description: Fishing Industry Career 16.4 KB 1,785 18th Oct 2016
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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:
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  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
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4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
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Test Subject
#2 Old 18th Oct 2016 at 8:00 PM
This seems to be a more realistic job at sea, considering pollution and the chancy risks of depending on fishing for a living. I am curious to see if the chance cards consider bad weather or even hurricane conditions and if these things will affect pay.
Test Subject
#3 Old 19th Oct 2016 at 9:58 AM
Cool Stuff! It will fit perfectly in my nordic sea neighborhood I just started in "Elsewhere" from plasticbox - the fishing industry is strong in this one^^
Field Researcher
#4 Old 19th Oct 2016 at 11:20 AM
Finally! A sensible fishing career!

A fool and his money are soon parted. ~ Thomas Tusser
#5 Old 21st Oct 2016 at 8:00 PM
Wow thank you for this. I really wanted a career like this one for my coastal hood. Thank you for sharing!
#6 Old 1st Jan 2017 at 5:50 PM
Thank you for this alternative to the stupid Oceanography career. Now my fisherman Sims can actually BE fishermen!! (and fisherwomen LOL)
#7 Old 15th Mar 2017 at 6:54 PM
Oh this is great for my fishermen. Thank you
#8 Old 5th May 2017 at 11:01 PM
Nicely done, Aysarth.
Test Subject
#9 Old 29th Aug 2018 at 4:59 PM
Hey, I was super excited to try this mod, but when I went to boot up the game it said the file was corrupted!
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#10 Old 1st Sep 2018 at 8:36 AM
Well, @juliaf1199 I have just redownloaded it from here and put it in a new game, then played it for a Sim week, including a couple of level promotions. No errors at all.

You might have simply had a bad download. Try downloading it again, unzipping the new copy and putting that in your game in place of the original. That should hopefully work.
Test Subject
#11 Old 6th Sep 2018 at 1:10 PM
Perfect career for Angela Pleasant! Thank you!
Test Subject
#12 Old 18th Oct 2018 at 1:46 PM
Thank you. For sharing your work. I like very much.