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#1 Old 9th Feb 2008 at 6:36 PM
Default Startup strings - Reticulating splines! (Sims 1 & 2)
When I read the thread in FreeTime section discussing about what splines will reticulate. I thought all the message strings are hilarious so I went and extracted them. Here is the complete list of all the scrolling message we all know and love (Reticulating splines highlighted :D) :

Sims 2:
Base Game

Chlorinating Car Pools
Partitioning Social Network
Prelaminating Drywall Inventory
Blurring Reality Lines
Reticulating 3-Dimensional Splines
Preparing Captive Simulators
Capacitating Genetic Modifiers
Destabilizing Orbital Payloads
Sequencing Cinematic Specifiers
Branching Family Trees
Manipulating Modal Memory


Pressurizing Fruit Punch Barrel Hydraulics
Testing Underworld Telecommunications
Priming Mascot Mischief Coefficients
Caffeinating Student Body
Initializing Secret Societies
Securing Online Grades Database
Reticulating Graduated Splines
Requisitioning Alumni Donations
Pre-Inking Simoleon Plates
Loading School Spirit Algorithm


Shampooing Dirty Rugs
Restocking Sim Inventories
Compositing Vampiric Complexions
Replacing Wheel Bearings
Re-Re-Re-Re-Re-Reticulating Splines
Loading "Vroom" Sounds
Turning On Turn-Ons
Preparing a Tasty Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Infuriating Furious Bits
Flavorizing Side-Dishes


Disgruntling Employees
Managing Managers' Managers
Configuring Lemony Squeezation
Preparing Bacon for Homeward Transportation
Reticulated Splines for Sale: §2000
Mitigating Time-Stream Discontinuities
Loading "First Batch" Metrics
Initializing Forth-Rallying Protocol
Neutralizing Shuriken Oxidization
Roof = Roof(1/3*pi*r^2*h)


Rasterizing Rodent Residences
Limiting Litterbox Loads
Scheduling Copious Catnaps
Calibrating Canine Customization
Dumbing Down Doofuses
Scolding Splines for Reticulating
Distilling Doggie Dynamics
Atomizing Atomic Particles
Decrementing Feline Life-Count
Dampening Stray Generators


Gleefully Stacking Inventories
De-chlorophyllizing Leaves
Predicting Puddle Prevalence
Calculating Snowball Trajectories
Unexpectedly Reticulating Splines
Assessing Loam Particle Sizes
Timing Temperature Transference
Individualizing Snowflakes
Hydrating Harvestables
Stocking Ponds

Bon Voyage

Readying Relaxation Receptors
Predicting Pagoda Peaks
Originating Ocean Currents
Faceting Precious Gems
Preparing Vacation Days
Spawning Sights to See
Reticulating Ninja Splines
Analyzing Axe Trajectories
Training Tour Guides
Initializing Dastardly Schemes


Factoring Hobby Enthusiasm
Calculating Lifetime Aspirations
Predicating Predestined Paths
Populating Yards with Bugs and Birds
Writing Scrolling Startup String Text
Reticulating Splines in the Zone
Recruiting Snooty Food Judges
Breaking Down Restorable Cars
Threading Sewing Needles
Lacing Football Cleats

Apartment Life

Going Apartment Hunting
Determining Rent Guidelines
Preparing for Pops and Locks
Generating Compatible Roommates
Twisting Spiral Staircases
Telling Splines to Reticulate More Quietly
Making a Little Bit of Magic
Rasterizing Reputation Algorithms
Cluttering Closets
Perfecting Playground Pieces


Submerging Bedroom Furniture
Desalinizing Snorkels
Enhancing Crown Reflectivity
Crenellating Crenellations
Dragon-proofing Dressers
Reticulating Underwater Splines
Intensifying Hawaiian Prints
Navigating Stormy Waters
Pre-fluffing Pillows
Factoring Fairy Frolicking Frequencies


Modeling Marquetry
Eschewing Everyday Aesthetics
Cultivating Quality and Class
Proscribing Plebeian Palates
Falsifying Faux Finishes
Invigorating Dull Habitations
Abolishing Pedestrian Posturing
Buffing Splines for Reticulation
Appointing Appealing Appurtenances
Simulating Sparkling Surfaces


Reverse-Engineering Party Scores
Unfolding Foldy Chairs
Rehearsing Dinner
Crash-Proofing Parties
Grooming Grooms
De-inviting Don Lothario
Borrowing Something Blue 
Happy 14th Birthday Reticulated Splines!
Applying Lampshade Headwear


Stocking Clearance Racks
Fiercely Reticulating Splines
Fashioning Late Arrivals
De-wrinkling Worry-Free Clothing
Distressing Jeans
Developing Delicious Designs
Formulating Fitting Rooms
Tailoring Trendy Threads
Constructing Clothes Hangers
Adjusting Acceptable Apparel

Teen Style Stuff

Capturing Youthful Exuberance
Analyzing Adolescent Angst
Preparing Personal Spaces
Making a Mess
Like, Totally Reticulating Splines, Dude
Generating Gothic Glamour
Monitoring Moody Minors
Sweetening Sixteens
Teasing Teenage Hair-dos
Building Boring Bedrooms? As If!

Kitchen and Bath

Taking Countertops for Granite
Preparing Perfect Plumbing
Baking Bread for Toasters
Igniting Pilot Lights
Putting Down Toilet Seats
Remodeling Spline Reticulator
Assembling Shower Stalls
Examining Tiles from All Zooms and Angles
Cooling Down Refrigerators
Stocking Stylish Sinks

IKEA Home Stuff

Creating Handmade Lampshades
Making Many Mini Wrenches
Supplying Self-Serve Furniture Area
Simmering Swedish Meatballs
Building Bedroom Displays
Stress-Testing POÄNG Chairs
Some Spline Reticulating Required
Upholstering Sofas and Loveseats
Boxing BILLY Bookcases
Spooling IKEA Awesomeness

Mansion & Garden Stuff

Growing Greener Gardens
Making Manic Mansions
Storing Solar Energy 
Over-Waxing Banisters
Stopping To Smell The Flowers
Extrapolating Empire Eigenvectors
Ceiling Fan Rotation = dL/dT
Increasing Water Plant Population
Redistributing Resources
Reticulating Splines One Last Time

Sims Stories Series:
Life Stories

Reticulating Story Splines
Matching Walls and Floors
Partitioning Prose
Canceling Un-cancelable Actions
Filling in the Blanks
Enforcing Storyline
Generating Intrigue
Launching SimSat 9000
Compiling Riley's Wardrobe
Calculating Vincent's Wealth
Activating Story Arc

Pet Stories

Re-Activating Story Arc
Leveling Playing Fields
Stooping and Scooping
Making Pets Look Like Owners
Making Owners Look Like Pets
Reticulating Dog Show Object Splines
Delineating Mask Dynamics
Reinforcing Story Lines
Decrementing Alice's Funds
Making Stephen Loyal

Castaway Stories

Calculating Native Restlessness
Transmitting Message Bottles
Clearing Shipping Lanes
Severing Civilization Connections
Generating Sand Grains
Bribing The Orangutans
Wrangling All Wreckage
Predicting Weather Unpredictability
Estimating Volcanic Activity
Amplifying Sun to '11'

Sims 1:
Base game

Extruding Mesh Terrain
Balancing Domestic Coefficients
Inverting Career Ladder
Calculating Money Supply
Normalizing Social Network
Reticulating Splines
Adjusting Emotional Weights
Calibrating Personality Matrix
Inserting Chaos Generator

Livin' Large

Concatenating Vertex Nodes
Balancing Domestic Coefficients
Inverting Career Ladder
Mapping Influence Attributes
Assigning Mimic Propagation
Reticulating Splines
Iterating Chaos Array
Importing Personality Anchors
Inserting Extension Algorithms

House Party

Concatenating Vertex Nodes
Balancing Domestic Coefficients
Re-Inverting Career Ladder
Mapping Influence Attributes
Aggregating Need Agents
Reticulating Splines
Interpreting Family Values
Cabalizing NPC Controls
Maximizing Social Network

Hot Date

Renewing Urban Combinatorics
Redefining Family Values
Calibrating Personality Matrix
Generating Population Model
Homogenizing Interest Anatomy
Reticulating Splines
Establishing Gift Registry
Randomizing Inhabitant Characteristics
Readjusting Emotional Weights


Activating Hotel Staff
Importing Entertainment Talent
Updating Vacancy Request Hotline
Downloading Weather Data
Hyperactivating Children
Still Reticulating Splines
Updating Hotel Registry
Calculating Exchange Rate
Activating Deviance Threshold


Adapting Behavioral Model
Reconfiguring Genetic Algorithms
Hybridizing Plant Material
Reticulating Splines Again
Unfolding Helix Packet
Synthesizing Natural Selection
Enabling Lot Commercialization
Recomputing Mammal Matrix
Augmenting Occupational Conduits
Initializing Operant Construct


Generating Schmoozing Algorithm
Populating Empyreal Entities
Configuring Studio Operations
Reticulating Golden Splines
Composing Melodic Euphony
Spreading Rumors
Polarizing Image Conduits
Calibrating Fame Indicant
Strengthening Award Foundations
Abstracting Loading Procedures

Makin Magic

Locating Misplaced Calculations
Eliminating Would-be Chicanery
Tabulating Spell Effectors
Reticulating Unreticulated Splines
Recycling Hex Decimals
Binding Trace Enchantments
Fabricating Imaginary Infrastructure
Optimizing Baking Temperature
Ensuring Transplanar Synergy
Simulating Program Execution

Complete collection

Reticulating Splines
Interpreting Family Values
Fabricating Imaginary Infrastructure
Recomputing Mammal Matrix
Activating Deviance Threshold
Composing Melodic Euphony
Homogenizing Interest Anatomy
Normalizing Social Network
Compiling Reticulated Splines
Simulating Program Execution

I also ran into a little poem message from Maxis :

Healthy game sincere advice

resists bad game, refuse to pirate game.
Notice has protective self, guard against to be deceived is taken in.
Play appropriately benefit brain, indulge game wound body.
Arrange time reasonably , enjoy healthy life.
Top Secret Researcher
#2 Old 9th Feb 2008 at 6:43 PM

I actually burst out laughing at the "De-inviting Don Lothario" Celebration one.

I would like to clear up the little matter of my sanity as it has come into question. I am not in any way, shape, or form, sane. Insane? Hell yes!

People keep calling me 'evil.' I must be doing something right.

SilentPsycho - The Official MTS2 Psycho
Original Poster
#3 Old 9th Feb 2008 at 7:00 PM
Can you tell that I'm bored? LOL
#4 Old 9th Feb 2008 at 7:43 PM
Hehe thanks for these.. sadly I actually miss (just a little!) reading all the ones that used to pop up from the old EPs! lol
Never got BV so its nice to see those... and all the ones I miss coz they go too quick.
Looking forward to having some new ones from FT, am bored of the seasons ones now!
Mad Poster
#5 Old 9th Feb 2008 at 7:49 PM
There's no reticluated splines in castaways?
Top Secret Researcher
#6 Old 9th Feb 2008 at 7:53 PM
Originally Posted by crocobaura
There's no reticluated splines in castaways?

I know, I was shocked after reading every one the first time I played to find no Splines. I just blinked and thought I must have missed them.

I would like to clear up the little matter of my sanity as it has come into question. I am not in any way, shape, or form, sane. Insane? Hell yes!

People keep calling me 'evil.' I must be doing something right.

SilentPsycho - The Official MTS2 Psycho
#7 Old 9th Feb 2008 at 8:09 PM
I have to say I like Teen Style Stuff's messages the most.
"Like totally reticulating splines, dude." ;]
Forum Resident
#8 Old 9th Feb 2008 at 8:25 PM
You know, I didn't have a clue what a spline was when I first saw it back in the original Sims 1 game. Thought it was a funny word Maxis had made up XD Them was the days...

I laugh at this one: "Like, Totally Reticulating Splines, Dude"
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#9 Old 9th Feb 2008 at 10:16 PM
Aww, thanks. I bought the later EPs first, so I had never seen the Uni-OFB scroll bys.
#10 Old 9th Feb 2008 at 10:54 PM
Originally Posted by treeag
Re-Re-Re-Re-Re-Reticulating Splines

This one is my favorite.
Test Subject
#11 Old 9th Feb 2008 at 11:08 PM
Scolding Splines for Reticulating is my favourite. I actually LOLed when I read that for the first time.
Lab Assistant
#12 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 1:28 AM
My game loads up so quick I barely ever get a chance to read them.
#13 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 6:23 AM
Where did you find that little weird maxis poem? So odd and kind of creepy!
Test Subject
#14 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 6:26 AM
Originally Posted by treeag
Amplifying Sun to '11'

LOL, that's my favorite.
#15 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 6:52 AM
Originally Posted by plaything
Scolding Splines for Reticulating is my favourite. I actually LOLed when I read that for the first time.

Same here! That's my favorite. I also like the Teen Style Stuff one. I never seem to get new loading screens for stuff packs, only EP's, so I had never seen that one before.

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Original Poster
#16 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 9:59 AM
The poem is buried somewhere in the base game's files. I found it accidentally while I was searching for those strings :P

My game also loads fairly fast that I often could only catch a glimpse at them. Many of them that I actually only read for the first time when I dig through the files...
#17 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 11:56 AM
What are splines? Reticulating splines? :confused:

I'm supporting the Optimist Camp for the Sims 4.

#18 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 1:02 PM
Originally Posted by Figgi
What are splines? Reticulating splines? :confused:

You should read this thread
Field Researcher
#19 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 5:24 PM
Thanks, very funny. Missed a lot of those in the loading screens.

My sims gaming journal. Not very informative.
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#20 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 5:25 PM
I loved the "Reticulating splines" voice from Simcity 2000

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#21 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 6:59 PM
You don't happen to have the ones from Sims 1, do you? I miss the lines like "Inserting Chaos Generator" and "Optimizing Baking Temperature"

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#22 Old 10th Feb 2008 at 11:53 PM
Thanks so much for doing this. :dance: I try to read them when the game is loading but always miss a few. I like to see the variations with each pack. I haven't even got around to buying BV yet so at least I know what I am missing (as far as the start up goes anyway)
Original Poster
#23 Old 11th Feb 2008 at 4:34 AM
You're welcome

As for Sims 1, I'll what I can get, but I can't promise anything. I don't have them installed currently.

Edit : You're lucky I don't have anything better to do on my day off today. I managed to extract them Including the complete collection I didn't actually play the Sims 1 (I got them from a friend last year), so it's the first time I read them
Top Secret Researcher
#24 Old 13th Feb 2008 at 9:47 AM
treeag - That just means you have too much free time :D
Personally, I loved the whole Reticulating Splines thing. One more reason I stay in front of my screen while the game's loading.

Oh, and to Roof = Roof(1/3*pi*r^2*h) from OFB. Are we really supposed to understand that?
Test Subject
#25 Old 13th Feb 2008 at 2:15 PM
I believe someone meantioned somewhere that it was the code for coned roofs... But I'm not completely sure.
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