Enjoy all the fun and creativity of The Sims 2 in The Sims 2: Double Deluxe. Create your own houses, neighborhoods, Sims, and family dynasties… then watch it all come to life! Will your Sims experience the rewards of a life well lived? Or will you choose to neglect their needs, indulge their fears, and see what happens? As your Sims’ family grows, you’ll see them pass on genes from one generation to the next.
It’s hard to describe The Sims 2 because the game is what you want it be. You can spend time constructing Sim neighbourhoods, building houses and businesses and decorating each. You can spend time creating a Sim or a family. You can play with that family or one of the pre-designed ones that is installed with the game. You can help Sims reach their goals in life or prevent them from doing so. You can even drive them insane or kill them.
The Sims 2 Double Deluxe’s Main Features
* Classic The Sims 2 Gameplay: Create unique Sims with personalities and life goals. Fulfill their dreams and build their ultimate home as you design their world.
* The Sims 2 Nightlife Expansion Pack: Send your Sims on an epic night out. Hit the downtown hot spots, play the dating game with your Sims, and live the Pleasure Life Aspiration.
* The Sims 2 Celebration Stuff Pack: Host the social event of the season. Must-have stuff to throw the ultimate weddings, birthday parties, and fiestas for your Sims.
Now you have even more ways to enjoy your Sims experience and unleash your creativity!
— Get expert tips and tricks from the Bonus 101 Video.
— The game’s designers share their best tricks and strategies.
— Learn how to create Sims and build and design their homes.
The Sims 2 Double Deluxe Minimum System Requirements
If you have a T&L capable video card with at least 32 MB of video RAM then you need at least:
– 1 GHz processor or better
– 256 MB RAM if Windows Vista, XP, Windows ME, Windows 98 or Windows 2000
– At least 5 GB of hard drive space
If you have a non-T&L capable video card (an Intel Extreme Graphics or a Radeon 7000/VE Series) then you need at least:
– 2.4 GHz processor or better
– 256 MB RAM if Windows Vista, XP, Windows ME, Windows 98, or Windows 2000
– At least 5 GB of hard drive space
The Sims 2 Cheat Codes
Sims 2 has a large number of cheats. Cheats for game play, cheats for video settings, cheats for almost every aspect of the game. A couple of the cheats makes life infinitely easier when playing the game. Like the money cheat. Hold ctrl-shift-c to bring up the cheat window. Type motherlode up in the text bar in the cheat window. Your Sim family now has 50,000 more Simoleans to spend. Quite a few cheats are published in the readme file from the game! Some cheats can ruin your game, so be very careful using them. Ask in the Sim forums or do a Google search to find more.
The Sims 2 Super Collection delivers all of the award winning content from the original plus the addition of 6 expansion packs, and 3 stuff packs never before packaged together:
– Open for Business
– Bon Voyage
– Family Fun Stuff
– Glamour Life Stuff
– Happy Holiday Stuff
This updated version of The Sims™ 2 includes several enhancements exclusively for Mac.
Gripes About The Sims 2
Time can be quite odd in the game. It is tied to the residential lot you are currently playing. Time stands still for all other Sims in the neighborhood, the Sims in your home are the only ones aging. If you visit a community lot, hours can pass while Sims socialise or eat or play or shop. When they return home, it’s only a few minutes there. This is great in that your Sim can get a lot done in a day. But keep an eye on the energy level, that’s one of the few things very difficult to keep up when a Sim are on community lots.
Final Thoughts The Sims 2
I avoided playing the first Sims game because I was a bit afraid of this. It can be very addicting as you progress and the game can be a huge time sink. Don’t ever think you can get away with playing for half an hour or ‘just a few more minutes’. Time just rushes past as you are playing.