Computer geek

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Computer geek is a career track in The Sims: Bustin' Out. It can only be found in free play mode.

Career levels[edit | edit source]

Computer Geek Career Levels
1) Cable Grunt
Any idiot could do this job...that's why it's perfect for you! The early hours are bad enough, but the annoying, whiny, non-tipping customers are the worst. Get back at them by showing up late and installing the wrong channels for the fun of it.

Bonus: None

Cooking 0 Mechanical 0 Charisma 0
Body 0 Logic 0 Creativity 0
9:00 - 17:00
Friends requirement 0
2) Video Game Tester
Put the next version of the software through its paces, and break it as often as possible. The Company is depending on you to make sure this code arrives on the store shelves in the cleanest possible condition, just stay awake!

Bonus: §300

Cooking 0 Mechanical 0 Charisma 0
Body 0 Logic 0 Creativity 0
18:00 - 02:00
Friends requirement 0
3) Tech Support
Time in the testing trenches has earned you a break working on the phones. The hours are more regular, but the work isn't very entertaining. Keep up on the latest technology trends, and watch out for those nifty bugs that slipped through the cracks.

Bonus: §400

Cooking 0 Mechanical 2 Charisma 0
Body 0 Logic 1 Creativity 1
8:00 - 16:00
Friends requirement 0
4) Virus Writer
Creating all those Auto-response emails in tech support got pretty boring, so you invented a new email virus! And the anti-virus people hired you to keep them in business! Make friends with other script kiddies to get better.

Bonus: §480

Cooking 0 Mechanical 3 Charisma 0
Body 0 Logic 2 Creativity 1
12:00 - 20:00
Friends requirement 1
5) Web Designer
All that destructive behaviour has made you feel guilty. It's time to get CREATIVE with web design! It's all about the user experience, about being fresh, about communicating and community!'s all about pop-ups!

Bonus: §800

Cooking 0 Mechanical 4 Charisma 0
Body 0 Logic 2 Creativity 2
10:00 - 19:00
Friends requirement 2
6) Hacker
You've decide the web ISN'T about's about stupid people. Stupid people that leave their systems unprotected. Stupid people that don't change passwords on their bank accounts. It's your job to teach them a lesson...the HARD way!

Bonus: §1220

Cooking 0 Mechanical 4 Charisma 0
Body 0 Logic 4 Creativity 4
16:00 - 23:00
Friends requirement 2
7) Programmer
Why risk prison time, when you can make more money going legit? Sure the hours are long, but so are the numbers on your pay check. Hit your keyboard, hit you deadlines, and hit the won't have much time for much else.

Bonus: §1600

Cooking 0 Mechanical 4 Charisma 2
Body 0 Logic 5 Creativity 6
10:00 - 20:00
Friends requirement 3
8) Gizmo Inventor
You've bridged the gap between software and...weird toys. Hours are ridiculously long, work is physically and mentally exhausting, and your ideas are crazy...but they just might work!

Bonus: §2200

Cooking 0 Mechanical 4 Charisma 4
Body 0 Logic 7 Creativity 7
10:00 - 19:00
Friends requirement 4
9) AI Theorist
You breakthrough diaper-wetting dolls have catapulted you to the top of the Al lecture circuit. If only you could bridge the gap between humans and machine...a new era in human evolution could start...

Bonus: §2600

Cooking 0 Mechanical 5 Charisma 6
Body 0 Logic 8 Creativity 9
11:00 - 20:00
Friends requirement 5
10) Cyborg
Finally...humanity has taken control of its destiny...well at least YOU have. Being part machine and immortal has its benefits, but it's still a full-time job evangelising the future in person. Don't forget to recharge your batteries!

Bonus: §3100

Cooking 0 Mechanical 7 Charisma 8
Body 0 Logic 10 Creativity 10
11:00 - 20:00
Friends requirement 6