Semester Changes

DESCRIPTION: Substantially changes how the university works so it is more bearable and closer to being on the same schedule as the rest of the sims in your game.

Updated for Apartment Life compatibility.

Each final now covers a year instead of a semester and these academic years are two game days long. This means the entire university experience covers only 8 days instead of 24.

Finals are given at 9 am every other day (4 am for vampires). Students currently at university when you add this mod will have to finish their current semesters under the old schedule but they should be transferred to the new, shorter semesters after their final is complete.

There is a known issue where students created in the university CAS will still be on the old schedule, so will be in semester 1 with 72 hours until the final.

For both the above examples, you can use Cyjon's Debugger to synchronize the student with the new schedule. Or you can finish the semester and the student will be put on the right schedule after the final.

Adding new students to a dorm is best done just after the finals are completed. Adding them at other times may have them synch to the wrong day so that they are taking finals on, for example, days 1, 3, 5, etc. while the other students are taking theirs on 2, 4, 6, etc. Then again, this might be a desired result so you don't have a mad rush of students heading for finals at the same time.

Although this mod works with the existing majors it's better to use my Revised Majors which were designed to accommodate this system. I also recommend Later Classes so students don't miss a day of class due to morning finals.

LAST UPDATE: January 29, 2010

REQUIRED EPs: University

COMPATIBLE EPs: All configurations from University through Apartment Life...probably. I know it works in Seasons or later however a surprising number of changes are made to these routines in each EP. It should work as far back as University, but I haven't tested it personally.

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