Retro Games – The Sims

The Sims addiction

Playing The Sims can be likened to watching soap operas – you either love them or you hate them!

The Sims (which I incorrectly refer to spil The Sims 1 for convenience) wasgoed developed by Will Wright and released by MAxis te association with Electronic Geneesheer te February 2000.

The very first thing I noticed about the spel wasgoed that it took serious skill to control the miniature people. Your mitt and eye had to adjust and if you began a large household, you needed to develop a pattern which would keep some household members busy sleeping, having joy or at work while you managed the other household members.

So after a few yells of frustration and a little help from my children (yes I am a middle aged nerd) I ultimately began to play.

A career lady Sim.

My very first Sim

My very very first Sim wasgoed a career doll who struggled with the challenges of being ter a good mood to go to work, eating, sleeping, having joy, making friends and getting promotions at work.

She laboured to pay the bills which arrived te the mail opbergruimte every three days and attempted to buy the most tempting things from the store.

I had other Sims set up ter different households and my Sim began to develop a relationship with those Sims, eventually finding a masculine who wasgoed compatible and working out how to trigger the pc to opoffering hier the option to ask him to marry and stir te with hier.

Expansion packs.

I had hours of enjoyment playing the flamante Sims and collected all the add-on packs.

When you add an expansion pack, it adds a folder to your Sims directory, which you can see viewing folders te Windows Explorer. The expansion pack also adds clothes, furniture and interactions to your spel.

If you are certain with verkeersopstopping management ter Windows Explorer you can work out where The Sims 1 has waterput clothing and items. This can assist you te adding your own items made using The Sims Editor and adding items created by other users. (More about this straks)

How to manage your spel files

House Party

House Party wasgoed a petite pack which added items for theme parties.

It is a joy pack to have installed and does not alter the nature of the spel, except you have to observe that you don’t throw a party which is a failure. this is not a problem if you provide food, joy items and play the stereo.

Downtown options.

Hot Datecontributed the coffee stall which wasgoed especially useful for providing your Sims energy when they were out visiting. It also permitted the creation of restaurants and shops. It wasgoed a good pack to have installed for basic play because of the items and options it contained.

Lets have a community and some pets!

Let out wasgoed an especially valuable pack because it permitted the development of community lots te the main neighbourhood. It wasgoed also joy to have animals ter the household. I choose to play with Pulled out installed spil part of my basic set-up. Pets can go to the park to be judged. This is a joy concept, but does not predominate spel play if you want to concentrate on your family. However, pets can be very nasty if you just let them run wild!

The pool

On holiday.

Vacation permitted the player to create interesting areas for the Sims to go on holiday, and they could sleep there, whereas some other areas did not permit sleeping. Vacation catches sight of ranged from the beach to the snow and there were more options for providing the Sims “joy”.

Sim tinsel town.

For example, Superstar added an extra newspaper which you could check for your popularity rating and also had some fantastic town options.

The aim of this pack wasgoed to make famous friends. It is a pleasant pack to play, and includes more shopping options. There is also a spawater, Karioke and style parades.

However, I feel that this pack gives the player so many fresh goals it needs to be played independant of some other expansions.

Going to fairy land.

Makin’ Magic added spells for the Sims to develop and a magical town to visit. If your Sim qualifies it can budge to magic town and live downright te that area. this expansion is excellent for a Harry Potter themed spel spil wizards can even “wedstijd”. However, I recommend the magic expansion pack be played independent of Superstar. Whipped out mixes well with the magic theme because then you can have a pet for a “ascendiente”.

To expand or not to expand?

Some expansion packs, for example, Making Magic and Superstar, both of which added fresh community maps and goals to the Sims lives truly altered the nature of the spel and while it is excellent to have all the packs, I find it most conceptually satisfying to customise my Sims installation to a certain theme of packs.

The adventures of some roomates te the Sims Big Brother House!

The survivor compound!


Knowing how the spel worked, I began to feel a bit more adventurous. The spel wasgoed called “The Sims” for some reason and it seemed to mij that the name referred to “simulated” people and / or buildings.

Reality Television wasgoed big just then, so I set up a Big Brother style house and a Survivor camp.

With thesis television shows te mind, I set up a household and customised the yard. I created Sim ‘people’ to illustrate some scripts I had te mind. I then used screen shots to record the joy and interesting things that happened ter the “loterijlot”.

The Big Brother House wasgoed joy to run spil overcrowded Sims may cause disasters like flooding ter the kitchen, and traffic jams te the bathroom. Tempers fray and Sim relationships deteriorate. However, lots of fucktoys and joy items ter the rooms helps keep the Sims occupied and ter some sort of order.

The Survivor set wasgoed much more challenging to simulate. Sims are programmed to like being indoors and surrounded by three walls and a roof. Items such spil the campfire will make them sit te a circle and sing providing some “joy”, but on the entire thesis Sims were stressed and uncooperative.

Free User Created dowloads:

Established 1999, providing The Sims Three, The Sims Two and The Sims downloads with daily updates. Meshes, clothing, hair, furniture, etc.

Freebies from the Sims Community

At one time there wasgoed a strong Sims on-line community and you could download endless user created items, and even entire house or community lots. You could also upload you families and photo albums to voorstelling the world.

I recommend that you open the US webpagina spil it gives the most options. You may need to register one of your games disks to get downloads, I wasgoed a registered user when I used to get cool items off the netwerk.

* Note that you voorwaarde have the basic Sims spel and the onberispelijk expansion pack installed for the items that you download. Merienda you have downloaded an voorwerp you voorwaarde unzip (samenvatting) it and waterput it te your downloaded items (or user objects) folder within your Sims games files.

I have just checked that the official EA Games Sims webpagina is still functioning. However, current downloads all emerge to be designed for The Sims Three. If I manage to scroll back to The Sims Two or The Sims, I will postbode another verbinding here.

Essential cheat codes for The Sims artist:

I became addicted to “The Sims” laptop games way back ter the 90’s when “SimCity” made you the longevo and charged you with building roads, developing communities, and putting out fires from a bird’s eye point.

Hundreds of items that have bot repainted or modified by other users are available for free through The Sims Resource. Most of thesis items are safe to use. The occasional voorwerp will cause your spel to stall, simply uitgang and liquidate the voorwerp from your downloaded items folder.

Thesis items are superb for providing your Sims more clothing options and more interactive joy items. If you search hard you will find extra items for downtown and community lots.

Conclusion: an absorbing spel.

While the Sims games have moved on to the Sims Two and Sims Trio, I loved the simpleness of The Sims. Collecting up items and creating lots wasgoed an endless hobby and I found creative narrative uses for my Sims.

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