A simulation game that allows you to control a person (sim), family or an entire neighbourhood. Successor to The Sims.

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Government came and took my baby!

Okay, so I may have left the sim Child unattended for a few hours without calling a babysitter. All was fine and they even did their homework but then Social Services turned up and stole the child! ...
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How do I remember who I've dated?

Well, I went to the doctor and found out... nah... In the Sims 2, one of the aspirations your Sim can have is the Pleasure aspiration, and the lifetime goal for it is to have 50 first dates. Is ...
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Is there a way to divorce without a fight?

Now that I'm married and achieved the wish of my sim. How can I divorce without fighting my wife ?
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what's the point in growing up “good” and “bad”?

When your sim grows up a balloon appears and it gives you a score. However I fail to figure out what are the consequences of such score on the gameplay. The only growing-up score which seems ...
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What are the difference between The Sims 2 and The Sims 3?

I've been playing The Sims 2 for ages and I'm thinking about taking The Sims 3 (and all the expansions). What are the differences in terms of gameplay? I know that all families age at the same time ...
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Is this a glitch in The Sims 2?

You can buy a Bowling Alley object that resells for more than you buy it for - letting you continuously buy and resell it for boatloads of cash. Is this a well known glitch? Or is it just me? Are ...
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Relationship between aspiration and career

I found a few guides that state that some careers are better suited for specific type of aspiration. For example the Slacker is better suited for the Romance aspiration. My question is: what is the ...
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Stop aging in sims 2

Beside the elixir of life, isn't there any option or maybe cheat to stop my sims of aging ? I'm playing Open for Business and would like to make a lot of money before he retired and it's going to ...
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How long does it take for a Sim to die from hunger?

How long does it take for a Sim to die from hunger? In particular, I mean on The Sims 2 (TS2) for consoles. Does it differ from controllable Sim to visiting NPC? I want to kill visitors, but they ...
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Can we change sim's aspiration?

I made a sim that like to build a family but I've notice that having a wife and kid gave me a hard time building up my career and make money. Can we change his aspiration so he would focus on other ...
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What's the best food?

The Sims 2 has an involved cuisine system wherein ingredients (up to a max of 4) can be combined and cooked in different ways. Ingredients differ in how well they affect the Hunger motive, Bladder, ...
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Sims 2 gives blue screen of death while playing on windows 7

I've installed sims 2 on windows 7 and am playing with my cd present in the drive. Everything goes fine for a few minutes and I can start playing the tutorial. However, in the middle of the tutorial I ...
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Why aren't my pets getting paid?

I have The Sims 2 installed with all expansions and official patches (I miss stuff packs however). I have a problem concerning pets: basically when they come back from work (after a few game days ...
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How to avoid the Fire Code Violation Meter bug

The fire code violation meter determines how much you can build and buy. If the limit is reached, no more can be bought or built and flames can randomly appear anywhere on the lot. After a certain ...
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Is it still possible to download Adele's full catalogue of custom content somewhere online?

Once upon a time, Adele was one of the best custom content creators for The Sims 2. Unfortunately, her site has been down for a year or two now. I want to know if there is a -full collection- of her ...
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How do I acquire and maintain friends?

(1) Some people are just mean. It's hard to start to build a good relationship with them. It seems the only thing that I can do is keep using the safe Talk option with them and hope it slowly edges ...
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How can I read a child to sleep?

How can I start such an interaction? I cannot click on the child once he is sleeping, nor can I while he has just entered the bed. I have all expansions installed.
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Searching for SIMS 2 scenario or story download

After playing Sims 2 for a while I don't want to play any scenarios already present. You have a scenario where one guy wants to date a woman and succeed in a career as an artist with absolutly 0 ...
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Can sibling in-laws have romantic relationships in the Sims 2

In the Sims 2, is it possible for siblings in-law to have romantic relationships. Here's a scenario, just in case Sibling in-law isn't the correct term: I have a man, let's call him Andy to be ...
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How to prevent daily and lifetime relationship meter from going down

I have made a lot of friends and have boosted their relationship meter to maximum (100). Time goes very fast in the sims 2 and I don't have enough time to telephone all of those friends to keep them ...
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What are the advantages of napping?

Napping doesn't replenish energy as well as sleeping in a bed. --The Sims Wiki Why would I ever want my Sims to nap instead of sleep? Was this added for realism or does it have any actual use?
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Graphics options are greyed out in Sims 2 under Windows 7 x64

My graphics is blotchy. How can I make things accelerated? I have an ATI Radeon HD 4250 card. It appears to be running at 800x600. I am using HDMI to drive big-screen TV at 1080p (1920x1080). ...
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Prevent Non-NPC Sims From Buying at my Business

I play sims 2 open for business on a shared computer which makes running a business difficult because I have to try very hard to prevent other peoples sims from buying expensive things which they ...