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PostSubject: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptySat Jul 26, 2014 9:51 am

Post your questions in this thread and we will correlate the answers all in one place. If you have any tips or links, please post them and we'll keep the first 3 posts up to date as best as we can.

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  • How do I get to a commercial lot? You can phone a taxi by selecting transportation on the phone. If you own a car, you can click on the car and select... Drive to commercial lot. You can also select your Sim and click on... Walk to lot.
  • How do you get home from a commercial lot? There will be a blue public telephone near the curb where you can call a taxi. You can also click on your Sim and select 'walk home'.
  • What do I do if the kids missed the school bus? There are two choices. You can click on the child with the child selected and select... Walk to school. If you have a car and an adult available, you can have the adult selected and click on the car and select... Drive (child's name) to school ... or... Drive all students to school.
  • What do I do if my Sim missed the car pool? With your Sim selected you can click on them and select... Walk to work.
  • How can I control an NPC? Type in... boolprop testingCheatsEnabled true in the cheat window. Shift click on the Sim and select... Make selectable.

  • How do I see the baby's needs? You can select the baby by using TCE. Open the cheat window and type in... boolprop testingCheatsEnabled true. Shift and click on the baby and... Make selectable. The baby will disappear from the portrait panel. Don't worry, by repeating the previous step again, the baby will reappear on the portrait panel and you will be able to see their needs.

  • Is there a way to control pets or see their needs? To control the pets type in... boolprop ControlPets [on/off]. [On] allows you to control your pet, but you cannot cancel an action they may get autonomously.
    To be able to cancel an action type... boolprop PetActionCancel [true/false] . [True] allows you to cancel an autonomous action.
    Fun fact... if you are traveling with a uncontrollable Sim in one of the vacation settings, you can control them using the above cheats combined with... Make selectable. (see above)
  • Where do I find the pictures I take so I can post them? Answer here.
  • Does UL come with Body Shop? Answer here.
  • Does Sims 2 UC come with pre-made snapshots? Answer here.
  • How do you take a vacation day from work? If your Sim has vacation days, keep your Sim home from work and about an hour before quitting time they will get paid. One vacation day will be deducted from their total.

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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptySat Jul 26, 2014 9:52 am

Cheats

To open the cheat window use CTRL+SHIFT+C.
To close the cheat window hit ESC or type... exit.
To get help with some cheats type... help.
To expand the cheat window type... expand.
To shrink the cheat window type... expand.

You can use the up arrow key in the cheat window to see previous cheats you have used. This makes using them again much easier as you don't have to re-type them.

For a list of cheats for base game and all EPs check out this link to Snooty Sims.

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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptySun Jul 27, 2014 10:12 am

Post your Sims 2 questions, tips and links here.

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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptySun Jul 27, 2014 10:48 am

I just realized Pets are not controllable. Is there a way to control them or see their needs?
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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptySun Jul 27, 2014 12:16 pm

Taking screenshots:

I found the screenshots in my documents folder in storytelling....are you allowed only one? I took several but when I went in the storytelling folder I only found the last picture I had taken. There are several in there that say snapshot and thumbnail with numbers after it. Can those be deleted?

I just opened the story telling box in game. All my pictures are there, how to I get to them to upload here?

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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptySun Jul 27, 2014 12:56 pm

@EuphorialQueen wrote:
I just realized Pets are not controllable.  Is there a way to control them or see their needs?

Yes there is. You can use a cheat to control your pets.

To control the pets type in... boolprop ControlPets [on/off]. [On] allows you to control your pet, but you cannot cancel an action they may get autonomously.

To be able to cancel an action type... boolprop PetActionCancel [true/false] . [True] allows you to cancel an autonomous action.

Fun fact... if you are traveling with a uncontrollable Sim in one of the vacation settings, you can control them using the above cheats combined with... Make selectable.

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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptySun Jul 27, 2014 1:24 pm

@Buttonsginger wrote:
Taking screenshots:

I found the screenshots in my documents folder in storytelling....are you allowed only one? I took several but when I went in the storytelling folder I only found the last picture I had taken. There are several in there that say snapshot and thumbnail with numbers after it. Can those be deleted?

I just opened the story telling box in game. All my pictures are there, how to I get to them to upload here?

The pictures are saved in the Storytelling in the specific Neighborhood you are playing. If you look under Neighborhoods in the same folder there is a list of neighborhoods like N001 or N004. Inside these neighborhoods there is another folder called Storytelling.

This is a capture of my game folders. I'm using Windows 7 and my game is saved on C: drive. Your drive might be different if you saved it somewhere else.

The yellow highlighted area at the top is the address and the arrow points to my custom neighborhood.
You might have to open a few if you don't know the number of the neighbourhood you are playing. The best way to do this is to open each one and look in the Storytelling folder until you find the pictures that you took.

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Once you find the correct neighborhood, open it and you will see another folder called Storytelling. This is where you will find your pictures. There will be two versions, a snapshot and a thumbnail with the rest of the name the same. DO NOT DELETE either of these pictures if you want to use them in your Scrapbook or in the Photo Album that you can order by phone.

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I suggest that you create a folder on your computer for your Sims 2 pictures and COPY the snapshots only that you want to post or edit into that new folder. You can then rename them to make more sense to you and upload them from there.

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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptySun Jul 27, 2014 1:42 pm

Thank you so much MW  BigHug BlowingKiss 

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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptySun Jul 27, 2014 2:35 pm

Thank you so much for this thread!! I cannot believe how much I don't remember! Almost like a new game Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptySun Jul 27, 2014 6:37 pm

Afternoon all,

I have to say I was having a horrible morning.  I'm not sure what I did but it was after using CC Cleaner, I had uninstalled some old programs and wanted to clean up the registry.  If you use it, you know that they put all the things left over from uninstall/install there.  I usually click "Fix all"  but to late I saw things from Sims 2 in there.  I thought that maybe it was left over stuff from installing.   eeek Nope!  When i tried to start my game again, I kept getting a message that sims 2 needed to be installed first to complete this action.

Needless to say I was horrified.  I checked on the control panel and it showed that it was installed, 12.5gb in fact but would not start. I had to uninstall it and download it again ARRGGHH!!   Mad 

Thank goodness I had saved what I thought was the lot with Ceeda on it.  After it was installed again I looked at the lot I call myself saving.  It was called Test, but was listed as a package file.  I downloaded the Sims2Pack Clean Installer but for the life of me i couldn't figure out why the lot was not showing up in the came.  I did not want to go through all the time having to create everything all over again, so I search the web and found this:

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After doing that I was able to get my lot and sim back in the game.   cheers  Yes there is a God.

I immediately made a back-up folder for the game.  I'm not sure if you want to list the link on your help section but here it is just in case.  

http://simswiki.info/wiki.php?title=Game_Help:Ultimate_Collection_FAQs
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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptySun Jul 27, 2014 6:42 pm

Great link, thanks LadyGee. I've added to the links.

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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptySun Jul 27, 2014 7:33 pm

MW, glad you could use it.

Now I have question, how do I move my "LadyGee's Plant it Green" under the Sims 2 game play?
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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptySun Jul 27, 2014 7:42 pm

LadyGee wrote:
MW, glad you could use it.  

Now I have question, how do I move my "LadyGee's Plant it Green" under the Sims 2 game play?

You can't, but I can and will.

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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptySun Jul 27, 2014 8:12 pm

Thank you so much you're the GREATEST  high five
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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptySun Jul 27, 2014 8:47 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 8:35 am

Thanks for the link LadyGee, I was reading further down and it talks about "Body Shop". It says the UC comes with it and how to make a shortcut to be able to use it

Quote :
Question: Does UC come with Bodyshop?
Answer: Yes, but you have to make your own shortcut.
UC includes Bodyshop, but it doesn't make any Start menu or desktop shortcuts for it. To make a shortcut:
Go to C:/Program Files (x86)/Origin Games/The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection/Fun with Pets/SP9/CSBin
Right-click on TS2Bodyshop.exe and click Create Shortcut.
Drag the shortcut to your desktop, or wherever you want it, and rename it if you like.



I also found this @ The Sims Wiki

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Body Shop is a tool that came with The Sims 2 for creating custom content for Sims as well as entire Sims, then packaging and uploading them to The Sims 2 Exchange or placing them into the game through Create a Sim. It allows users to access hidden content within the game files and enable it for use in Create a Sim, or create their own content within the game files and enable that. It is formally known as 'CaSIE' (Create-A-Sim Independent Editor).
Each expansion pack and stuff pack has its own version of Body Shop, so a player with several Packs will have several versions, each with its own shortcut. Players should use the version which came with the most recent Stuff Pack or Expansion Pack they own.

and this:
How to use Body Shop @ MTS

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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 11:08 am

Thanks BG for posting that. I forgot all about Body Shop.

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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 1:56 pm

Good moring all,

MW I read your post telling how to find the folder your snapshots are in.  My question is does Sims 2 UC come with pre-made snapshots?  Looking at each folder individually, there are snapshots dating back to 2004   scratch 

Storytelling - 188

E001 - 134

F001 - 81

G001 - 83

I've looked in neighborhoods 1-3 and there is no storytelling folder, should there be?  Neighborhood 4, was that one you created, because I don't have N004.   I'm totally  confused  Where did all these snapshots come from?

I am using windows 8.1, would that make a difference?
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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 2:39 pm

LadyGee wrote:
Good moring all,

MW I read your post telling how to find the folder your snapshots are in.  My question is does Sims 2 UC come with pre-made snapshots?  Looking at each folder individually, there are snapshots dating back to 2004   scratch 

Storytelling - 188

E001 - 134

F001 - 81

G001 - 83

I've looked in neighborhoods 1-3 and there is no storytelling folder, should there be?  Neighborhood 4, was that one you created, because I don't have N004.   I'm totally  confused  Where did all these snapshots come from?

I am using windows 8.1, would that make a difference?

Yes LadyGee. All the photos that you see are the ones that are used in the neighbourhood stories that Maxis originally wrote for each new neighbourhood as they came out. Therefore, the dates can be as early as 2004 up to 2008 when Apartment Life was released.

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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 8:54 pm

Thank you MW.  I found another tibit of info from a twitter post.  This one will make you go  hmm 

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Here's the link for further information

http://www.reclaimyourgame.com/content.php/387-Sims-2-Ultimate-Collection-and-SecuROM
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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 10:48 pm

I can't seem to get it to work anyway. Ugh! Securom again? Oh well, maybe I'll just uninstall the whole thing.
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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 11:14 pm

@clayworld wrote:
I can't seem to get it to work anyway. Ugh! Securom again? Oh well, maybe I'll just uninstall the whole thing.

What is your problem Clay?

I thought mine didn't work either at first. You need to make sure you change the comparability to Windows XP Service Pack 2 and run as administrator. The next step is easy. Go wash some dishes or go to the bathroom or dust something. Just leave it to run for a couple of minutes and it will open.

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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptyMon Jul 28, 2014 11:22 pm

@MerryWiddow wrote:
@clayworld wrote:
I can't seem to get it to work anyway. Ugh! Securom again? Oh well, maybe I'll just uninstall the whole thing.

What is your problem Clay?

I thought mine didn't work either at first. You need to make sure you change the comparability to Windows XP Service Pack 2 and run as administrator. The next step is easy. Go wash some dishes or go to the bathroom or dust something. Just leave it to run for a couple of minutes and it will open.

I got mine up and running -but MW is right - the first time it loads, its a lonnnnnngggg time!
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PostSubject: Re: Sims 2 FAQ   Sims 2 FAQ EmptyTue Jul 29, 2014 9:31 am

Here is the error message:

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I'm running Windows 8.1. I don't think I ever registered my Sims 2 games with Origin, but I did at the now defunct Sims 2 site. I bought all expansions and most SPs, but have not installed them on this computer.
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