Back in 2005, I married Cassandra to Darren Dreamer and have them a child. Cassandra became pregnant again and I decided there was not enough room for all of them in Darren's house. So I made Cassandra move out and let her live alone in one big squared house and prepare it so Darren and their children could follow her. Lost interest in the game quickly while trying to make it look decent, then stopped playing altogether and uninstalled everything.
When I came back to the game few years later, I deleted families from the sim bin. Wanted to get rid of Olive's ghosts, so I sold every single tombstone. Let Olive marry a CAS sim and move in with him. Created a new family, human father, alien mother (custom blue skin) and children and let them move in. Wondered why the house was lagging so much, esp. at night and thought it was because of the blue skintone, so I killed the mother. Downloaded two houses with sims living in it. Deleted one of them, the other one moved into another neighbourhood. Only found out about hood corruption afterwards and had to start all over. Lost all of my custom families as they were all living in Strangetown. Now I know better
I don't remember any specifically Noobie things with 2 (I'm a Sims 1 veteran), but I specifically remember myself getting into making self sims, and every single time, without fail, something terrible and unlikely would happen to him. One time, my neighborhood completely glitched, right after I exited CAS, and my simself's intended house was completely messed up. Eventually, I gave up, and low and behold, the game started cooperating after I stopped.
So, the moral of the story is computers hate vanity.
My Sims adventures started when i was 9.Sims wasnt avaible in my language and my English was awful.I had many weird adventures.
What happened to Broke family?
I first played Broke family and wanted Brandi to take a bath but i didnt want to wait for the thing she was doing before bath so i clicked on it for billions of times.I liked the decoration in Maxis homes.Once another time Brandi had 45 children only 2 of them were girl,they were also alien.
My first ever Sims 2 family and their end:
There were 6 children,1 or 2 of them were teens also mom and dad of course.When i was playing Maxis families i liked beds and quilt.I bought beds(I was so upset because there werent these beautiful quilts,i didnt know how to choose a quilt!I thought we were only able to have these blue ones!!)Anyway,i bought 6 beds for children and a double bed for mom and dad.I put the beds next to each other because there werent enough room.My grandfather saw me when i was playing and said:'You shouldnt put them next to each other,children cant reach to their bed.' I answered:'Nooooo,they can.They can crawl on a bed to reach theirs' But of course,Sims arent real human.They couldnt reach their beds.I thought they didnt want to sleep.I was shouting:'Why dont you sleep!!!!!Look,you are very sleepy.Its not the time for fun!!!!!!!!Hey you!Why do you sleep on floor instead of sleeping on bed like your brother does!(Only 2 of kids could sleep on their beds) ' I even found a job for dad but i forgot to buy a refrigator.So all of these people were hungry.2nd day kids were back from school and they were feeling terrible(however i couldnt recognize it).After that dad came from his work.Then Social worker comes.I thought that Social Worker was a friend of dad from work!Because my first language isnt English we dont call them Social Worker in my country.But kids were getting on her car.I thoguht:'Oh,are they visiting their father's friend?But nooo!!!Shes kidnapping them!!!Shame on that woman!!!!!!!' Then the teen girls died.Then mom and dad....I was sad for them.I told that to a few people in real life.And the problem that my computer wasnt getting normal after i quitted the game.The screen was just black.The answer i got was:'Maybe all the documentaries are in the funeral of your Sims 2 family??LOL'
RIP MY FIRST SIMS 2 FAMILY!!!
So,what about you?Did you have difficulties with the language thing?Or didnt understand the game?
I made so many mistakes! The biggest; not reading the Sims 2 Primer. I didn't even know there was one until about four years ago. I didn't realize that there were storylines! Like Don leaving Cassandra or Dina marrying Mortimer, etc. My Sims kids kept being taken for not doing homework. I didn't know I had to make the kids do homework! I didn't like Cassandra or Don, so I married her to Darrin Dreamer, moved the family into the Sims bin and then deleted them. I married Don and Nina an did the same thing, saying they moved out of town. I didn't know you weren't suppose to delete Sims! Mortimer died and fought the Grimmier for the Hour Glass and Dina lost her and Mortimer's daughter because she didn't her homework. Alexander's grades dropped so badly, he left private school and ended up a failure. All because I didn't know about homework!
I didn't realize that children actually had to do homework. And I kept them home when they had the flu. Social Worker came and got them. I was like, what the hey?
I know, right? I had the same problem. And then when I finally figured out they had to do homework, the next trick was trying to figure out where the kids were hiding it. If there was an computer in the house, that is where they would it. If not, somewhere in the yard. And I could never understand, if the parents could call in work sick, why can't the kids stay home from sick if their sick?
1. I had played Sims 1, The Complete Collection and moved to Sims 2, expecting to Sims 1 upgraded. Man what a let-down! No Magic Town, New Orleans Bourbon Street, no Hollywood! Ok, I'll adapt. Then I open the Goth family to find Gunther and his wife dead (I loved Gunther and his wife) Cassandra all gown up and love with the Town Fool, there is another Goth kid and Bella has been abducted by aliens! Now, Cassandra grew up with Daniel Pleasant and John Burb, why wasn't she married to one of them? Maxis screwed up big time.
And why wasn't Mortimer out looking for Bella? He was hound-dogging his sister-in-law! I thought Don was better suited for Nina. But he was set to marry Cassandra. I invited Dina and Nina to the wedding. After Don and Cass were married, Dina slapped Don, followed by Nina. Then Don turned around and kissed Nina, which met, Cass then turned around and slapped Don, then broke up with him. (good girl)
Then Mortimer married Dina and after they kissed Don slapped Dina (Love Fireworks) Cassandra moved out, went to live with Darrin and marries him. This is where my mistakes start. Thinking it would be cool for them to start over, I put Cassandra and Darrin in the Sims Bin and then deleted the family. I married off Don and Nina and did the same thing. I didn't know you should never delete Sims.
2. I didn't know about homework or that kids (Alexander) hide their homework. So Alexander's grades started slipping to the point he was kicked out of private school. Mortimer died with red plumbline, so he didn't get the white tomb stone. Dina lost their daughter because Dinah wasn't doing her homework. Alexander grew into a failure (could never get him to do his homework.) when Dina grew up, she too was a failure, never seeing any of her dreams come true and died soon after. I didn't know how to keep my Sims happy.
3. The Pleasant family died in a house fire. Daniel got caught with the maid, by the daughter. Mary-Sue went into the kitchen to cook and killed her family.
4. Brandy Broke, after her baby was born, would not move from in front of the crib; she was stuck. I didn't know it at the time, but Hood corruption had begun, which is why she wouldn't move. Dustin took care of Beau, but the baby was starving. Finally the social worker came and took both Beau and the baby and then Brandy dropped dead from starvation. Dustin, trying to make breakfast, burned the house down and he died.
. A few day later; you guessed it; Fire Ball! Hood couldn't be played, blue screen. I called EA and the Tech was very kind in explaining all of the things I did wrong. So I had to uninstall the games and start over. The Tech also told me in my case, there was a glitch in Seasons (I had begun playing the Otterman family, not knowing there were problems) and EA refunded my money to replace all Sim 2 EP and Stuff Packes, plus store credits. (Lesson, when reporting problems to EA, be nice about it)
the next trick was trying to figure out where the kids were hiding it. If there was an computer in the house, that is where they would it. If not, somewhere in the yard. And I could never understand, if the parents could call in work sick, why can't the kids stay home from sick if their sick?
I remember when I first discovered testingcheats I added the grim reaper to a family. surprisingly it didn't seem to do any noticeable damage, but nevertheless I uninstalled - for different reasons, though, not because of that.
I remember removing all of the premade families from strangetown so I could use their houses with my own sims. I also made a regular family and made the father a romance sim without realising that meant he wanted numerous partners (didn't want that, wanted them to be a happy couple and stuff) and at the time didn't know you could change aspirations so I just deleted the entire family, even though I spent 1-2 hours making them.
but that's all I can think of. I'm pretty certain I did loads of other dumb stuff too.
Got the expensive telescope for my sim. My sim got abducted and pregnant, he was male. Didn't know that about the game. First I was in shock, then came denial, then came sadness, then came anger, then came no acceptance because I deleted him and whole neighborhood.
My first game was..base game xD I saw my friends playing The Sims,(2 or 1,don't remember)and I tried to play it too.
First family i created was Johnson family; Mum,dad and a little toddler girl. Their end: Dad suddenly died of starvation, (xD) so mum was left to take care of her little one.When girl grew up into teen,she got scared to death (by her father).Mum was left again,and she lived alone for some time..Than she adopted child named Sarah.They became best friends..Mum grew up into elder.She died of starvation too..Than Sarah (as teen) was left alone xD -__- When she turned into an adult,i married her to some guy..don't remember his name..
Than i got Nightlife,and STUPID Crumplebottom lady ruined everything.That's it xD
I made a household with a single father with his child son and a single mother with her child daughter. I had them socialize a few days, then I got both parents a job and both were still at work when the kids came home from school. Suddenly a stranger appeared and kidnapped my sim children. Last thing I see is the children enter a car and then their portraits vanish (social worker, of course, but how could I have known?). I had to exit without saving and start the family again from day zero. Taught me to take the good old "save early, save often" seriously...
I broke every rule involving game corruption. I had testingcheats on all the time, I added dangerous NPCs, I deleted families in the bin, I moved households across towns. It was in the Sim Stories, though, and I didn't play long enough to see it all dissolve
Having set up Andrew and Gloria in their little house at 19 Chorus Court, I thought it would be nice to create a husband for Gloria and a dad (or at least a stepfather) for Andrew. So I created my second "family", this time consisting of a single Sim, Garry Mackay. I thought the best thing to make sure that Gloria and Garry fell in love with each other was to make them both romance Sims, with the same turn-ons and turn-offs (actually, if I'm honest, the same turn-ons and turn-offs as myself - I can relate to my Sims better that way!). I moved Garry into a house on the other (the Italian) side of Veronaville. As the pre-made houses there are few in number and very expensive, I gave him the cheap ranch-style house out of the lots and houses bin. With it's pale blue timber siding walls (do they call it clapboard?) it looks totally out of place among the Italianate stucco buildings there, but I'm sure we can all think of real buildings like that. Garry took a job in the political career path (which will never bring him anywhere near his LTW to be a celebrity chef) because that was the best paying job advertised in the paper that day. I had read in the manual that came with the game that Sims liked expensive things to keep their environment score high, so Garry bought the dearest stuff that he could afford with his 20K starting hand-out and his low pay. (It's still a matter of pride for Garry that, unlike most of my early Sims, he has never used kaching.) It took me quite a while to figure out that it was more important to wash his dirty dishes than to buy expensive paintings!
Hoping that he might meet Gloria there, I sent Garry to the first community lot I created, the Veronaville Swim Centre with its huge outdoor swimming pool. At that time the pool was about all there was there. It was basically a huge pool in a field, with a half-built toilet block on one side. The toilet block had no roof, no toilets, no door and no steps to get up to its floor level (it had a foundation)! There was only one Sim there. I think it was Trista Shaw the townie. She was swimming in the pool. I clicked on her and got "There are no actions available." I didn't think of clicking on her again, so Garry got no social interaction at all during his visit to the pool. He spent is time there swimming -- it's all he could do! Fortunately he didn't need the toilet!
When he got home his social meter was getting very low. It was then that he picked up the telephone only to be told "You can't phone anyone. You don't know anyone"! At that point I quit and posted here for the first time, asking (in the help forum) how I could possibly get Garry to meet Gloria. Joandsarah77 and Peni Griffin responded. Jo recommended Phaenoh's phone book and Peni recommended a teleporter. I wasn't ready for teleporters yet (I didn't know what they were) so I downloaded Phaenoh's phone book, my first mod. So Garry was able to phone Gloria and solve his social crisis!
With Garry and Gloria in communication with each other, their relationship was able to develop quickly. So late in the afternoon of her first day in Veronaville Gloria invited Garry round for the first time. He arrived in a torn t-shirt and ridiculously short pair of shorts. He hadn't been there long when Toby Bertino, the headmaster, arrived. Gloria had almost forgotten about him. (See my post #752 above.) At this point Gloria's new boyfriend-to-be became more of an embarrassment to her than anything else! None of them was at all prepared for the headmaster's visit. Garry was now ignored as Gloria and Andrew tried desperately to impress the headmaster. With pride they showed him Andrew's prize possession, his expensive telescope, which, as you may remember, was still standing uselessly inside the house, almost blocking the hallway. Mr Bertino was not impressed! Desperately Andrew and Gloria tried to schmooze him, but to no avail. They were well aware that neither of them had a clue how to cook a decent dinner. So Gloria decided that the best way was to get something professionally cooked -- she got Andrew to order pizzas! You will not be surprised to learn that none of it worked. Mr Bertino announced that the Jones were not the sort of family with which the school wanted to be associated. Andrew said that he didn't care, and he'd never wanted to go to Mr Bertino's rotten snobby school anyway (or words to that effect). This was only partly true: Andrew really doesn't care about going to the private school, but he does care about being rejected! It has rankled with him ever since, and he's determined that, before he's through with his teen years, he does get into that school -- on the strength of his own cooking... Just to prove Mr Bertino wrong. That's why he puts so much effort into developing his cooking skills.
It left Andrew with low aspiration for quite a while as many of his wants were quite unrealisable at the time. I think I bought something for them with kaching to try to cheer them up. At some point soon afterwards Andrew put the useless telescope into his inventory where it stayed until I had not only discovered how to use it, but also downloaded mods to prevent him being abducted by aliens or beaten up by Consort Capp. By the time he did use it, he had already maximised his logic skill by playing chess (and the occasional crossword), so it's really only used for fun (and scientific endeavour!).
Somehow I got through my early days with all my Sims intact, and it's nice to reflect that I'm writing about Sims who are still very much alive, healthy and part of my life!
Not anything too bad, other than some aspiration failures and some difficulties making sims happy. I think my biggest mistake was thinking that the romance aspiration was about, you know, romance. Wasn't I surprised when I made a couple with that aspiration and played them. To this day I still think maxis named it that on purpose as a practical joke.
My first sim was me and then a random townie. They were broke because I didn't know what a budget was and my female died before even giving birth. Kinda dark. And they never got promoted because I didn't know they needed to improve their skills.
Due to a bug in Global 403 which had confused Aspiration flags field with a value, I accidentally aged up Daniel Pleasant. I had him acquire a secondary aspiration of Grilled Cheese because I figured he was messed up by all those women in the house. The bug prevented him from reaching Platinum status, but it was not reflected on the UI, and he aged up and I couldn't stop it, as if the god himself had decided to prevent it. He drank Elixir and it turned to be poison for him. I later wrote in the "story" that he made a mistake mixing the elixir.
Daniel Pleasant was the only notable elder created by me.
When I was a newbie I had quite a problem understanding aging up.
I mean, you get a message saying your sims age up in one day... so I assume you must wait one full day before they grow into the next phase. But now, it actually means "you can make them age up now... or later... up to one day, yo!"
I would've been from about 6-8 when first ever playing sims 2, the first family I ever created where called "Smith" (I think) like really, I always named my sim's last name, Smith, or Mack. Ok, so there was two parents, and two kids, and they all had custom makeup on their faces, in which my opinion now, looks weird, and their house could've been already made, or I made it, but one problem I always had when I first got into the game was making all the houses too large, and most cases they didn't at all have roofs, but I barely played with them, as I went on to making more sims in the good 'ol PleasantView, the next family where probably two parents again, this time with 4 teenagers, one of them in particular, I named after myself, which now I wonder why I did that.
As the years went on, I turned from "rookie" to pro. But I never forget the good old days when I made my sims never endlessly get abducted by aliens or, got eaten by the cow plant, had a rock 'n roll band, and just plain became a werewolf, I did a lot with sims 2 when I was younger, and less experienced.