The Sims 2 Guide and FAQ

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                                 The Sims 2

                               Guide and FAQs
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                                 The Sims 2

                               Guide and FAQs

                                Version: 1.1
                                 05/10/2004

                                     By
                              James "OPM" Smith
                         onepast_midnight@yahoo.com



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The most recent version of this FAQ can be found at:
   http://www.gamefaqs.com/

The following websites also have copies of this FAQ.
   http://www.neoseeker.com/
   http://www.actiontrip.com/ 
   http://faqs.ign.com/ 
   http://www.ggmania.com/ 
   http://www.gamerstemple.com/ 
   http://www.wogaming.com/ 
   http://www.cheatcc.com/ 

If you wish to translate this FAQ into another language, just email me telling 
me about it, and where it will be located (the URL). You still have to give me 
credit for writing the FAQ, though.

If you haven't read the Game Manual and are reading this, we highly recommend 
that you read the manual first, since this Guide is meant more as a supplement 
to an already good manual, rather than as a replacement for it. That's not to 
say that you need to have read the Manual for this to make any sense, just that
we don't cover a lot of things already in the Manual. Enjoy!    


This FAQ looks best in Courier New at about 9 points.

This Document is Copyright 2004 by James Smith
The Sims 2 is Copyright 2004 by Electronic Arts

I am not affiliated with Maxis, Electronic Arts, or anyone who had anything to 
do with the creation of this game.  This FAQ may be posted on any site so long 
as NOTHING IS CHANGED and you EMAIL ME telling me that you are posting it.  You
may not charge for, or in any way profit from this FAQ.

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Update History:
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5 Oct. 2004 Version 1.1
    Re-Organised Table of Content and Guide for better set up
    Added New Sections that are planned
    Fix Error in Section 9.3.5 Beds
    Added 9.2 Career Rewards
    Added Section 10 Interactions
    Resorted Wants and Fears for better reference. Now sort by value then
      Alphabetically
    Added more Information to Section 13 Cheats
    Added Section 1.6 Sim Neighbourhoods
    Added more Wants
    Added more Fears
  
4 Oct. 2004 Version 1.0
    Fixed up Errors in Job Tables
    Started FAQs
    Added more to cheats
    Added Section 12 Acknowledgments
    Fixed Error under SimSkill information
    Updated Information under Notes for where to find FAQ
    Started Section 6
    Added Section 3.5.5 Appliances
    Added more Wants
    Added more Fears
    Added Section 9.1 The Nude Patch
    Extended information 3.4.1 The Basics

    Every section (except section 11) has now been started. There is still a lot
    more to come and I will start updating the section I have, and there are a
    few new section I have planed to add in.

3 Oct. 2004 Version Beta 0.9
    Added Section 5 Friends and Lovers
    Extended information in Section 7
    Spell Checked

2 Oct. 2004 Version Beta 0.8
    Started Section 8. Know Bugs
    Added more info to Section 9. Cheats
    Added Section 1.2.4 Aspiration Rewards
    Completed Section 3.5.2 Surfaces
    Added Section 3.5.3 Decorative
    Extended information in section 1.1.2.2
    Started Section 7 Babies and Children
    Added Section 3.5.4 Plumbing

1 Oct. 2004 Version Beta 0.7
    Added More Wants and Fears
    Completed adding all Comfort Items
    Added More Surface Items
    Completed the basics of Section 2
    Extended Table of Content
    Added More information 6.2
    Added new section 9. Cheats

29 Sep. 2004 Version Beta 0.6.1
    Spell Checked.

29 Sep. 2004 Version Beta 0.6
    Reformatted completed document to display information better.
    Sim Skill information Complete
    Added More Wants and Fears   
    Added Section 1.1.2.1 Default Personalities
    Started Section 3 Your Sims House
    Added Some Comfort and Surface Items

28 Sep. 2004 Version Alpha 0.5
    Started work on Section 1, Sim needs and personalities mostly done. 
    Sim Aspiration Wants and Fears charts started. 
    Sim Skill information started.

27 Sep. 2004 Version Alpha 0.4
    Finished work on Section 4, although there are plans to expand section 4.1

24 Sep. 2004 Version Alpha 0.3
    Added Section 4 parts 1, 2 and 3. 
    Added first two of the Comparison Charts (4.4.1 & 4.4.2).


22 Sep. 2004 Version Alpha 0.2
    Added Title Section
    Added Notes
    Added Table of content 
    Worked on formatting of information, concentrating on job information.	

21 Sep. 2004 Version Alpha 0.1
    Started collecting information.


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Table of Contents:
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1 The Sims in Sims 2
  1.1 Understanding Your Sims
  1.2 Your Sims' Needs
  1.3 Your Sims' Personality
    1.3.1 Default Personalities
    1.3.2 Changing Sim Personalities
  1.4 Sim Aspirations
    1.4.1 Aspiration Points
  1.5 Sim Skills
  1.6 Sim Neighbourhoods
2 Creating a Sim/Family
3 Your Sim's House
  3.1 Houses and Lots
  3.2 Building a House
  3.3 Expanding a House
  3.4 Furnishing a House
    3.4.1 The Basics
4 Work
  4.1 Aspirations and Careers
  4.2 Career Paths for Adults
  4.3 Career Paths for Teens and Elders
  4.4 Career Paths Comparison Charts
    4.4.1 The Money Chart Comparison
    4.4.2 Final Stats Chart Comparison
    4.4.3 Hours Worked Per Day
    4.4.4 Hours Worked Per Week
    4.4.5 Careers Ranked by Level 10 Jobs
5 Friends and Lovers
  5.1 Socialising
    5.1.1 Parties
  5.2 Expanding the Family (Marriage and Moving In)
  5.3 Love Between Two, Three or More Sims
  5.4 Maintaining Relationships
  5.5 Friends between age groups
  5.6 Sim Compatibilities
6 The Day to Day Sim
  6.1 Clothes
  6.2 Eating and Food
7 Babies and Children
  7.1 Caring for you Baby
  7.2 Children and School
  7.3 Birthdays
8 Aspiration Wants / Fears
  8.1 Wants
  8.2 Fears
9 Items
  9.1 Aspiration Rewards
  9.2 Career Rewards
  9.3 Comfort Items
    9.3.1 Dining Chairs
    9.3.2 Living Chairs
    9.3.3 Recliners
    9.3.4 Sofas and Loveseats
    9.3.5 Beds
    9.3.6 Miscellaneous	
  9.4 Surfaces
    9.4.1 Counters
    9.4.2 Dining Tables      
    9.4.3 End Tables
    9.4.4 Coffee Tables
    9.4.5 Desks
    9.4.6 Miscellaneous
  9.5 Decorative
    9.5.1 Plants 
    9.5.2 Sculptures
    9.5.3 Wall Hanging
    9.5.4 Mirrors
    9.5.5 Miscellaneous
  9.6 Plumbing
    9.6.1 Toilets
    9.6.2 Showers and Tubs
    9.6.3 Sinks
    9.6.4 Hot Tubs
  9.7 Appliances
    9.7.1 Cooking
    9.7.2 Refrigerators
    9.7.3 Small Appliances
    9.7.4 Large Appliances
10 Interactions
  10.1 Object Interactions
  10.2 Social Interactions
    10.2.1 Baby and Toddler Interactions
11 Story Mode and Movie Making
12 Known Bugs
13 Cheats
  13.1 The Nude Patch
14 FAQs
15 Best of the Web - Fan Sites and Downloads
16 Acknowledgments