WMG Where did the alien get a suit? The Sims 2 is the second standalone game in The Sims series, released in , with a total of eight expansion packs. In contrast to The Sims 1 , the game introduced three interconnected concepts: Sims now age through various stages—infant, toddler, child, teen, adult, elder —and could be created in any stage except the first. College aged Young Adults were added in the first expansion pack, University. They also came with an "Aspiration," an overall goal for their life: Starting with the first expansion pack, this would assign the Sim a randomly-generated Lifetime Wish, which keeps them happy for the rest of their lives if they achieved it.
These would contribute not only to a Lifetime Aspiration Score, which could be used to purchase various loosely realistic in-game objects the most basic of which being a literal Money Tree , but also to the Sim's real-time Aspiration meter. This corresponded roughly to self-esteem or general mood, and could override a Sim's physical-needs total if it was high enough. Fulfilling the Sim's lifetime wish would fill their Aspiration bar to the max for the rest of their lives, but of course you get a certain amount of time to do this before they croak.
The next sequel, The Sims 3 , was released in On the last week of July , EA decided to give away a free copy of The Sims 2 to every Origin user as it is planning on ending support for the game. However, apparently EA has different plans for the Mac version- not only was it put back on sale, it was also given an update to support Intel Macs, modern graphics hardware and even native 4K resolution The Sims 2 provides examples of: Fans have noticed Brandi Broke was 22 days from becoming an Elder, which would suggest her as a teenage mother even though her memories tell otherwise.
Bella Goth, if you manage to get her back, will actually be younger than her daughter Cassandra unless you use SimPE to fix their respective ages. This is because dead Sims and NPCs are always on the first day of their respective age stage. Even if you adjust it so that Cassandra is near the beginning of the adult stage and Bella is nearing the end, they'll still look like they're around the same age until Bella ages up, since there's no gradual ageing within the stages.
The fact that a mother and daughter are in the same age group to begin with is unusual enough in TS2, and couldn't be achieved in-game without the use of cheats, the Elixir of Life or a well-timed conception. Using the Inteenimeter mod, it is possible for a teen to have all adult privileges and interactions, including the ability to marry, Woohoo and have children. Acquainted with Emergency Services: You can engage in relationships with policemen, firefighters or other emergency staff.
You can befriend them, or even marry them and have them move in your household, making them a playable sim. Vidcund Curious in the PSP version. The teens are supposed to be violent and rebellious while the young adults are supposed to be rowdy, partying jocks , yet their voices sound incredibly sweet and innocent.
The nerdy Curious brothers from Strangetown. They might have unusual interests but they're still likable. You can have a household with names like Bob and Chris alongside Ignotius and Aife. In game terms, ultimately even the nastiest, most evil sims are this, because no matter how mean they are, you'll probably catch them playing poker on a community lot with some townies, smustle on the dance floor, tell jokes to other sims Despite the nasty implications of the character of some pre-made sims story-wise such as Olive Specter , in the game itself they won't really live up to it.
Doesn't help that sims can't literally kill each other; the worst they can do is poke, slap, have a non-lethal brawl, Or prank each other with water balloons and ventrilo farts. In the PSP version, when you move to Paradise Place you encounter neighbors who range from "a bit creepy" Isaac Rossum to "dismissive, rude, and quite probably kidnapped the garbage man" Loki Beaker to "definitely going to be the Big Bad of the whole game" Dominic Newlow. Your fourth neighbor is the lovely Hazel Dente, who gives you an enthusiastic welcome to the neighborhood, offers to help you out financially in return for you taking on a few token household chores, and tells you to visit her every day if you like All Animals Are Dogs: Wolves introduced in the Pets expansion pack behave exactly like dogs, doing unwolfish things like barking and wagging their tails.
Cats can be trained using the same techniques as dogs. While real-life cats can be taught to do tricks, they usually need a bigger incentive than just "Master wants me to do it. While some fall under Truth in Television , the second highest position in the service career is "seeing eye pet", something that cats definitely aren't used for in real like.
All Birds Are Parrots: There are five possible bird "species" to stock your birdcage with. Four do, in fact, resemble species of parrot. One, however, resembles a falcon. Yet it's still possible to "Teach Birdname to Talk" and "Play With Birdname" although in real life you would not play with a falcon without protective equipment, nor can you teach one to talk. All Love Is Unrequited: Many of the pre-made female students at Sim State University have crushes on Castor Nova, though he doesn't seem to be aware of this, and he doesn't have romantic feelings for any of them.
It's up to the player to decide which direction his love life will go. All Witches Have Cats: All witches and warlocks eventually gain the ability to summon a cat familiar. This applies to both normal cats they interact with and spectral cats familiars. The actually light green Greys in The Sims 2 have pollination technicians, who abduct, probe, and impregnate Sim men.
Due to art evolution,the Sims in Sims 2 are prominently featured with huge eyes and short, pointy noses. Each household can have up to eight Sims and up to six pets for a maximum of ten members. There are however cheats to allow more, and they don't induce a Game-Breaking Bug , though they may increase the already onerous load times.
The number of Sims you can invite to a party was initially limited to two to four sims even if you had decent computer specs. Later expansions increased the limit, and you could always use the "intProp maxNumOfVisitingSims" cheat to increase it manually. You know when one of your sims is preparing a meal for everyone, then one of your other hungry sims, instead of waiting for it to be ready, plunges into the fridge and prepares something themselves?
Well in later expansions a small AI feature was added so that a sim will occasionally "wait for food" on free will, if they notice another sim is already in the middle of preparing food. There's a lot of examples of this found in The Sims 2, and you're guaranteed to witness a moment of artificial stupidity every other minute. At least it's entertaining, when it isn't utterly frustrating. The most common one is things getting in the way between your sim and their destination.
But Sims can sometimes act like something is "in the way" of their path even when there isn't. The tendency of Sims, when there's a bunch of them on a lot, to clog up somewhere, such as during a party or on a community lot. Now take the stupidity of sims, doing things they aren't supposed to do, ignoring orders, doing something that conflicts with their own needs being met A vampire sim will have to be babysat by the player lest they suffer death at the hands of sunlight, since they seem to have the tendency to leave their coffin at broad daylight on a whim.
Sometimes they'll stay in the coffin like good little vampires, other times they'll bug out and refuse to remain dormant because their energy bar is full.
If a vampire sim is hungry during day and they go eat, it's pointless, because since all their needs keep dropping as long as it's day, their hunger bar will drop faster than it goes up while they're eating.
In University, Drama professors will follow your sims back to the dorm, harass them for attention, and act heartbroken if anybody has a romantic interaction with anybody other than them.
Mascots and cheerleaders do it to a lesser degree; llama mascots and cheerleaders mostly just show up to perform the school cheer, while cow mascots are there to cause trouble in your dorm. Then there's the odd streaker. While all of them are safe to move in, they will keep those behaviors even as playable characters.
Riley's story in the Life Stories spin-off concludes this way: A few of the other story-based console versions, notably Bustin' Out, require your Sims to have a baby near the end of the game to fulfill all the quest objectives. In the main version of The Sims 2, this is pretty much the life's goal of any Sim with the Family aspiration. Most of their lifetime wants will require them to get Happily Married before having a minimum of three children sometimes as many as ten!
Then they'll start to want grandchildren Back from the Dead: You can plead with the Grim Reaper if your Relationship Values are high enough.
In the University EP you can earn a career reward that will allow you to buy back the dead. In the Gamecube version of The Sims 2, it is very easy to kill your Sims. But a dead Sim is fully playable as a ghost Sim, and can barter for their life back from the Grim Reaper who hangs around a dead Sim's house.
The contest of choice? Sims can place any buyable object in their personal inventory and carry it around with them. This includes pianos and cars.
While this is a necessary mechanic to ensure that Sims can take their belongings with them when moving house, it's nevertheless amusing to picture a Sim strolling around with a mid-size sedan in her backpack.
The "Tropical" holiday destination. It has Mayincatec ruins, a rainforest location but has hula dancing and Carribean-esque food. The Woodland is a bit better and is based off of the Rocky Mountains - but in many European releases it's a strange mix of Scandinavia and Canada.
What goes on underneath the pixelation, if you use a hack to remove it. Leading to a situation where men have nipples, yet women do not. So, of course, the Internet being For Porn , people developed custom content to avert that , too.
The spell "Melliflera Attackum" sends swarms of bees to attack a Sim. You'll also randomly be chased by bees while trying to catch bugs, or out on hikes.
In Nightlife, it's possible to ask a matchmaker to hook your Sim up on a blind date, for a small fee of course. Averted with Half-Human Hybrid aliens; they reproduce with humans or other creatures without any issues. It should be mentioned though that full-blooded aliens only kidnap males to impregnate females can get abducted, they just can't get pregnant without the help of alien equality mods , so this particular oddity is played straight.
Robyn 's song "Konichiwa Bitches" is listed in the soundtrack as the simlish "Bonichita Kitcha". The University expansion of The Sims 2 introduces colorful bubble blowers that raise the Sims' fun meter at record speed and make them giggle a lot and eventually float in the air. Becomes a hobby for Sims with the Nature interest in the Free Time expansion.