Can I import sims from Pet Stories into my regular game?
There is a family in Pet Stories that I really like and I'd love to be able to put them and their house into my regular game, which has all expansion packs. Is this possible, and how would I do it?
If I can't import the house over, would I be able to import just the sims and their pets over?
There's a thread on MATY about porting neighborhoods (which would include sims and lots) from the Sims Life Stories line to the Sims 2. It's not a simple process, but it can be done. I expect that Sims Pet Stories is similar.
For lots, you could try just moving the lot packages into your LotCatalog folder and see what happens. backup your neighborhood first and be prepared to restore from backup if it doesn't work.
But in the folder of Pet Stories are only 5, but are other lots, would the others where they are?
I'm sorry. I don't understand what you're asking. However, I've just found an old Pet Stories save, so I'm trying my technique now to see whether it actually works.
Yes, the technique works. Here's what I did.
I wanted to copy over the Abandoned House from the "Best in Show" neighborhood. That's lot # 68 in N001. So, I copied N001_Lot68.package from the Pet Stories Neighborhoods\N001\Lots subfolder into my Pets LotCatalog subfolder. Then, I renamed the lot package to cx_00000019.package, which was the first unused number in the LotCatalog folder.
Ran my game and there was "Abandoned House" in my lot bin. Added it to one of my Pets neighborhoods and entered the lot and everything seemed OK.
Note that you may be missing wallpaper, flooring, objects, etc. if they are specific to Pet Stories.
Sorry, we cross-posted. I've explained my technique above. If you are unsure how to find your lot number, you can always copy all of the lots and then search through your lot bin till you find the right one.
I used SimPE to find the lot number, but you may be able to use the "boolprop ShowLotPackageFilename true" cheat. I just don't know whether it works in Pet Stories or not.