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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2012, 04:58:15 AM »
The book club can also give rare books. I received one from it which isn't on the buyable list, with a navy blue cover. The title roughly translates to Advanced Methods of Negotiating. I think it may be the Advanced Whistle Techniques book from the Law Enforcement opportunity, but the name doesn't seem very similar.

Edit: Seabody, where does one find this master list?

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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2012, 05:04:24 AM »
Edit: Seabody, where does one find this master list?

In the code. :) I can give you the Instance ID if you have s3pe.
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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2012, 05:05:42 AM »
In the code. :) I can give you the Instance ID if you have s3pe.

That's what I meant. Please do, thank you. :)

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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2012, 05:06:59 AM »
Oops, sorry. Here it is. :) 0xC2D9D4BE5390D589
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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2012, 05:09:32 AM »
Oops, sorry. Here it is. :) 0xC2D9D4BE5390D589

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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2012, 05:10:52 AM »
With it, insert custom books into the game, find out all the books in game, and be slightly scared because it's nearly 5000 lines long and expands with every EP released.
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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2012, 05:17:32 AM »
If you have s3pe, you can go to Program Files\Electronic Arts\(The\Los\Die\etc) Sims 3\Game\Bin\Gameplay, load up the GameplayData package, find the _XML with that Instance ID, and view the booklist.

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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2012, 05:25:43 AM »
I am quite suire the book is called 'Four Corners of the Earth' but I can be wrong.
After testing some years ago I've noticed that the books that come with careers will not be transportable to another household. That means that they are only usefull to collect in your house in your save file. I hope this has been changed in the meantime, as it means that all sims can read these books.
Maybe you can proof me wrong Ana? I do hope so. :)

Thank you Leto, I was close with the title :P I think I find (brutal) way to get the books into the bin - have to try with evicting the family from Town edit, but 99% sure it will work if all Sims in the household are dead (when you get the "game over or is it?" message). I will let you know when I confirm it to doable 100% .

Oops, sorry. Here it is. :) 0xC2D9D4BE5390D589

Seabody thank you, I will check this package in S3PE to see if it is the list of non-buyable books as soon as I get home! Carl already explored some packages and sent me some huge and detailed lists, but so far we tracked down only books that are available in bookstore.

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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2012, 05:42:28 AM »
I can confirm there are opportunity books in the Education Career.  I've found 8 so far...

How to Run Recess
The ABCDFs of Grading
Substitutes: There is No Substitute
Molding Young Minds
Teenage Rebellion and You
Standardized Test Standards
The Principles of Principals
Designing the Perfect Syllabus
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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2012, 05:50:37 AM »
@Leto, I'm glad I read the previous entries, I was about to recommend a shop in real life in London, near the British Museum! That would have been a wee bit embarrassing.   ???
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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2012, 05:51:06 AM »
I can confirm there are opportunity books in the Education Career.  I've found 8 so far...

How to Run Recess
The ABCDFs of Grading
Substitutes: There is No Substitute
Molding Young Minds
Teenage Rebellion and You
Standardized Test Standards
The Principles of Principals
Designing the Perfect Syllabus

Wow, thank you Magz, this is one great and detailed addition to the list!

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« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2012, 07:14:08 AM »
@Leto, I'm glad I read the previous entries, I was about to recommend a shop in real life in London, near the British Museum! That would have been a wee bit embarrassing.   ???

That would have been hilarious! :D

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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2012, 08:37:24 AM »
Oops, sorry. Here it is. :) 0xC2D9D4BE5390D589

I am watching that list at the moment and it is the same I already have, but I can't find books that are not available in bookstore (opportunity and time machine books). If you find any please let me know, if we can find it in codes, it would be the best source for the list  :)

Apparently, Four Corners of the Earth is book from the Past.

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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2012, 08:47:21 AM »
From the time machine, my dynasty received the following books:

1000 Ways to Stew Brontasaurus (past)
War and More War (past)
The Fall of Atlantis. (past)
Signs You're a Clone (future)
Sul Sul: Trapped in Tar (past)
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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #39 on: October 03, 2012, 08:56:42 AM »
From the time machine, my dynasty received the following books:

1000 Ways to Stew Brontasaurus (past)
War and More War (past)
The Fall of Atlantis. (past)
Signs You're a Clone (future)
Sul Sul: Trapped in Tar (past)

Thanks Rica, precise names are going to be very usefull as I managed to find where Time Traveling books are, but they have generic titles like TimeTravelFutureBook 1, TimeTravelFutureBook 2 etc (10 from past and 10 from future).

I also digged out opportunity in culinary career with that book, so I will have to be very persistant to get it eventually.

Glad to find titles of most of the other books not available in bookstore. Guess with time I get more skilled in searching through codes.  Thanks Seabody!

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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #40 on: October 03, 2012, 09:32:40 AM »
I found a list of 9 books from both past and future available on the Sims Wiki here but I have been unable to determine what the last two books were that you found but I hope this helps.
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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #41 on: October 03, 2012, 10:17:55 AM »
It is helpful indeed :)
Last night I got the book from future named: Farmed: Legacy of Eight Billion Points.

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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2012, 12:50:37 AM »
Past:
Men are From Tar Pits, Women from Sabertooth Den
War and More War
Fire: Terrifying but Essential
The Fall of Atlantis.
Lady Veronica Farfleton and the Magical Harpsichord
1000 Ways to Stew Brontosaurus
The Four Corners of the Earth
Sul Sul:  Trapped in Tar
To Hunt or to Gather?
Plague and Pestilence

Future:
Farmed:  A Legacy of Eight Billion Points
SimCity 7940 Tips and Tricks
Mars Real Estate Dos and Don’ts
Signs You’re a Clone
So Hot in Binary
Gone with the Solar Wind
Blips and Bloops: A Thesis on Mechanics
Remembering the Internet: How the World was Changed
The New Ice Age
Don’t Tread on Me: A Robot Manifesto for Freedom

I can slowly work on getting the rest of the books, but it's a difficult process sometimes.

@Leto do you want all of the books, or just un-buyable ones?
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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #43 on: October 04, 2012, 02:11:27 AM »
Not meant to be greedy, but I want all of them! Gimme, gimme, gimme! :D

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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2012, 02:25:42 AM »
Well, here's my list so far.

KEY:
Anything marked with an * means that it is not available in the bookstore.
Anything marked with an ** means that I'm not 100% sure if it's an actual book.
Anything marked with an *** meets all the above criteria.
Anything marked with an **** has a string (which is a fancy way of saying, is a title of something in game) but I have not yet found the information about it.

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The Gift of Life *
Better out than in *
Respecting the Ambulance *
Blood is not Blue *
The 36 Hour Shift and you *
The Golden Hour *
The ACTG's of Genetics *
The Simmania Pandemic *
Grey Matters *
Wax on, Wax off *
Cheating with Chads *
The Joy of Smear Campaigning *
There is no no *
Don't taze your bros *
An Earmark Economy *
Yay, Pork Barrels! *
Gerrymandapalooza *
A Free Free Free World *
When to rave and when to riot *
Making The Sale: From Hot Dogs To Foam Fingers *
Dealing with Difficult Players *
Bus Cramps: A cautionary tale *
Getting past the Draft *
Name Positioning: Starting Your Brand *
Open Season - The Story of Grant Rodiek
Paladins and Warlocks
The Adventures of Raymundo
Murder in Pleasantview
A Magnetic Attraction
Commitment Issues
Zombies? Zombies!
Abstract with Turkey
GPod
The Economy
Game of Thorns
I'm Still Cool
Llama Rights
Special Snowflake
On the Margins
The Point of Pointilism
Not Expecting Much
The Noble History of Socks
Where's Bella
How to Spin Plates
Exit at Powell
Thunking
Stragedy and Other Messterpieces
The Crumplebottom Legacy: A Tale
Unicorns for Audrey
Totally Preggers: An Expecting Mother's Tale
Baby Incoming: Preparing with Vigilance
Report **
It's More Than Good Moves *
Making Better Shoe Deals *
Avoiding the Downward Spiral *
Living with Mutation *
Dangerous Device Disposal *
Practical Science: From Boast to Beaker *
Nitrates: They're not just for Bombs anymore *
Strange Correlations of Little Shops and Venues *
When Pigs Fly: Going too Far  *
Goldfish, Piranha and other Friendly Creatures *
Advanced Deniability Procedures *
The Evolution of the RoboLlama *
Caffeine Culture *
Going Paperless *
Bloviation On HyperInflation *
You Are Special *
Limiting Liability *
Woes of Whistleblowing *
Yay, Tax Shelters! *
ABC's of Downsizing *
Avoid Bulges, and other Helpful Tips *
Adapting to the Wallet Environment *
From Goon To Guido: Thuggery Evolved *
Make 'em Pay *
Losing the Huckster Label *
Snake Oil and other Sound Investment Strategies *
Advanced Combinatorials *
Making Yourself Indispensable *
The mythical Hot Tin Roof *
Hostile Takeover: When to make the move *
Streetor Sidewalk A Cautionary Talk *
Faster Checking Through the Power of Word Processing *
Avoiding Plagiarism *
From Notepad to Laptop *
101 Ways to be Vague *
The finer points of Yellow Journalism *
Fronts And Barometrics Excellence Through Jargon *
sic and it's Use in Important Stories *
How to fix it when News Breaks *
How to avoid Concrete Shoes *
More Out Than In: Maintaining a Proper Desk Environment *
Advanced Whistle Techniques
Protect, Serve, and Look Good Doing it *
Free Donuts and other great leadership Tips *
How not to be seen *
Keep 'Em Guessing *
Effective Luminol Spraying Techniques *
Avoiding Squint Jargon For Better Communication *
Getting out of the Pit *
Advanced Elbow Lubricant Techniques *
Learning to speak Officer *
Learn to Fly in 21 Days *
Dealing with whining from Engines and Pilots *
How to take the Ugly for the Team *
Beyond the Aviator Glasses *
Herding Cats *
Coping with Geese and Vipers *
Getting Noticed in the Sea of Fans *
Life on the Hard Rocky Road *
Don't upstage the band *
Herding Cats Music Edition *
Diamonds in the rough *
It's More than rhyme Books *
True Symphonic Synergy *
Developing good Rock Habits *
Legends of Rock *
Improving Conductivity between Braas and Woodwind *
Secrets of the Master Chef *
Demand Excellence or You'll Get Mediocrity *
Editors Article ***
The Wright Papers *
The Goth Account *
Landgraab Financial *
The Saga of the Three Relics *
Questionable Romantic Foods *
Advanced Facial Expressions
Free Kicks, Hard Tackles, and Red Cards
Photos from Dark Places ****
The Mummy in Love
Do I Exist?
Tomb Raiding for Toddlers: What to Know
Thread Count
The Keystone's Counterpart
A Guide to Desert Stick Pokey
Are you my Mummy?
The Legend of Queen Nosylla and King Nayr
The River that Sustains Us
Thats a Wrap!: The True Life Story of the First Mummy Film Director
Ra! Ra! Ra!
A Good Shawarma
Jimmy Sprocket and the Mummy's Curse
The Sand Mirage
South of the Simhara
From Dead to Mummy: The History of Healing
Sim Fu: Jumping Kicks
The Memoirs of Chin Han
The Life and Times of Mr. Chan
How to Handle Fireworks: Lessons from a Man with No Fingers
Terracotta Bodyguard II
Toddlers and Chopsticks
The International Reader of Fried Rice
The Dragon's Age
Li Bing and the King's Daughter
The Year of the Llama
Fishing for the Moon
Jimmy Sprocket and the Cave of the Dragon
The Dragon Ripple
Imperial Military Tactics
Noodles! And Sauerkraut!
Planet Beeboz
The Rice Tourist's Companion
Raymundo the Dragon
How Rain Built the World
A Wall Between Us
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Please note that some book titles might be slightly wrong, due to the process of decoding the code. :)

Current book count: 166
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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #45 on: October 04, 2012, 04:00:04 AM »
Past:
Men are From Tar Pits, Women from Sabertooth Den
War and More War
Fire: Terrifying but Essential
The Fall of Atlantis.
Lady Veronica Farfleton and the Magical Harpsichord
1000 Ways to Stew Brontosaurus
The Four Corners of the Earth
Sul Sul:  Trapped in Tar
To Hunt or to Gather?
Plague and Pestilence

Future:
Farmed:  A Legacy of Eight Billion Points
SimCity 7940 Tips and Tricks
Mars Real Estate Dos and Don’ts
Signs You’re a Clone
So Hot in Binary
Gone with the Solar Wind
Blips and Bloops: A Thesis on Mechanics
Remembering the Internet: How the World was Changed
The New Ice Age
Don’t Tread on Me: A Robot Manifesto for Freedom

I can slowly work on getting the rest of the books, but it's a difficult process sometimes.

@Leto do you want all of the books, or just un-buyable ones?


And we are the first with complete list of time traveling books - congratulation and thank you Seabody, this is very very helpful!

@Leto, we are working on complete list of books ;)

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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #46 on: October 05, 2012, 02:58:41 PM »
Wow, I see! :O Thanks guys.

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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #47 on: October 07, 2012, 07:28:31 PM »
I'm about a third of the way through the book list, which means there must be around 400 books in there. :o And there'll be more with Seasons.

EDIT:
Thanks to Anushka, this link provides almost every book you can find ingame. If whoever of you will find a book not listed there, you will probably the first on earth who has find it. ;)
http://www.simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Sims_3_Books#Career_Specific_Books

It appears that hasn't been updated since Ambitions. ;)
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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #48 on: October 07, 2012, 10:31:41 PM »
Business Has, "Caffeine Culture",
Criminal has
"Do's and Don'ts the Dons"

My Legacy (Linked in my shameless story promotion section) has quite a few career books, so I'll pull them up later.
William's Wealth and Power Legacy

Fausta Legacy
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Re: What to do (and where to go) to get rare books?
« Reply #49 on: October 09, 2012, 06:27:29 AM »
I'm about a third of the way through the book list, which means there must be around 400 books in there. :o And there'll be more with Seasons.

It appears that hasn't been updated since Ambitions. ;)

Haha, I have posted that around the time of Ambitions. :)
Though I'm sure you would be a much better source to rely on.