The Sims 2 A Guide to The Sims 2

ORIGINAL FAQ DATE:  Monday, September 20th, 2004

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Author       : JPaterson
Platform     : Windows PC
Last Updated : October 26th, 2004
Version      : 1.5
E-Mail       : == See "[A] Contact Information" ==
Website      : http://www.jpatworld.com/
GameFAQS CRP : http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/8939.html

For more of my FAQs, as well as full HTML strategy guides with screenshots,
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UPDATE & REVISION HISTORY

Oct. 26th, 2004
- No updates today.  I'm just letting you guys know that I won't be around for
  a while, so this guide will be left as is for a little bit, and no e-mails
  will be responded to right away.  I'll start updating normally come
  mid-November.

Oct. 23rd, 2004 (1.5)
- Did the following:

  - Started adding "Uniforms" and "Carpool Vehicles" to careers; so far, only
    "Athletic" is finished
  - Added new "Memories"
  - Added new "Chance Cards"
  - Added new "Wants"

Oct. 20th, 2004 (1.4)
- I haven't updated recently, partly because I've been doing other things and
  partly because I just didn't feel like it.  For the next little bit, I'll be
  sending updates every three or four days, so if you send me something and
  don't a response right away, you will eventually.

  Did the following:

  - Added new "Wandering Sims/Townies"
  - Added new "Memories"
  - Added new "Wants"
  - Added new "Chance Cards"

Oct. 13th, 2004 (1.3)
- Did the following:

  - Finished section "[5] Death & Disaster"
  - Finished section "[8] NPCs"
  - Reorganized "Wandering Sims/Townies" into groups starting with the letter
    of their first name
  - Added new "Wandering Sims/Townies"
  - Added new info about Lazy Sims
  - Added new "Chance Card"
  - Added new "Memories"
  - Added new "Wants" and "Fears"
  - Added new "Bug"

Oct. 11th, 2004 (1.2)
- Did the following:

  - Added new "Chance Cards"
  - Added new "Memories"
  - Added new "Wants"
  - Renamed "Wandering Sims" to "Wandering Sims/Townies"

Oct. 8th, 2004 (1.1)
- Did the following:

  - Added new information to Sims personalities regarding what Neat/Sloppy,
    Outgoing/Shy, Active/Lazy, Nice/Grouchy and Playful/Serious Sims do.
  - Added more information to "Interests"
  - Added more information to "Aspirations"
  - Added more information to "Aspiration Reward Objects"
  - Added more information to "Skills", as well as a way to keep your mood up
    for work while meditating
  - Added new "Wandering Sims"
  - Added new "Memories"
  - Reorganized "Memories"
  - Added more "Wants" and "Fears"
  - Added two new "Cheat Codes"

Oct. 6th, 2004 (1.0)
- Did the following:

  - Added more "Bugs"
  - Corrected a grammatical error under "Wants" and "Fears" (thanks to Corey
    for the heads up)
  - Added new "Chance Cards"
  - Added new "Wandering Sims"

  I'll have a real update coming soon, hopefully.

Oct. 4th, 2004 (0.9)
- For the next few days, there will be several mini-updates instead of large
  ones.  Today:

  - Added new "Chance Cards"
  - Added new "Bug"
  - Added new "Question & Answer"

  One major thing I did this update was consolidating the "Wants" and "Fears"
  into sub-categories.  Not only does this make that section more readable,
  it allows you to jump to any category you want (like wants that are related
  to jobs or money), and it also lets me delete any wants and fears I  had
  listed more than once.

Oct. 2nd, 2004 (0.8)
- Not much time today, so I only did a little:

  - Added new "Memory"
  - Added more "Wants" and "Fears"
  - Added more "Wandering Sims"
  - Added more "Chance Cards"
  - Added new "Bug"

Sep. 30th, 2004 (0.7)
- Did the following:

  - Finished "Types of Foods" in section "[3] Your Sims"
  - Finished "Aging" in section "[3] Your Sims"
  - Finished "Love" in section "[3] Your Sims"
  - Finished "Comfort Objects" under "Object Listing"
  - Added new section "Interests" to section "[3] Your Sims"
  - Added new information to "Motives" in section "[3] Your Sims"
  - Added more "Social Interactions"
  - Added more "Object Interactions"
  - Added more "Wants" and "Fears"
  - Added more "Bugs"
  - Added more "Questions & Answers"

Sep. 29th, 2004 (0.6)
- Did the following:

  - Added new section; "Your Stuff - Lots, Videos, Stories & Sims"
  - Added "Types of Food" to section "[3] Your Sims"
  - Added "Memories" to section "[3] Your Sims"
  - Added a "Bug"
  - Added more "Chance Cards"
  - Added more "Social Interactions"
  - Added more "Object Interactions"
  - Added more objects under "Object Listing"
  - Added more "Wants" and "Fears"
  - Added some "Wandering Sims"
  - Added new information to "Skills" in section "[3] Your Sims"
  - Fixed error with Friend requirements for the Business Career

Sep. 28th, 2004 (0.5)
- Did the following:

  - Started work on section "[3] Your Sims"
  - Added basement tutorial under section 10.2
  - Added a bug
  - Added "Aspiration Meter Levels" to section [4]
  - Added "Desperation Actions" to section [4]
  - Added new section "Skills" under section [4]
  - New "Chance Cards"
  - More "Wants" and "Fears"

Sep. 26th, 2004 (0.4)
- All careers, both adult and teen/elder, are now finished.  I added a "Quick
  Summary" section to careers, which lists JUST the top job, top salary, and
  highest amount of friends required; this way, if you don't care about the
  details (like carpool time or work week), you can just get the info you need.

  The other sections will now be worked on.

Sep, 24th, 2004 (0.3)
- Did the following:

  - A lot more work on careers
   (the following careers are completely finished:
   Politics (adult), Medicine (adult), Criminal (adult), Culinary (adult),
   Science (adult), Science (teen/elder), Politics (teen/elder),
   Athletics (teen/elder))
  - Added "Career Reward Objects"
  - Started "Object Interactions" and "Social Interactions"
  - More "Wants" and "Fears"
  - Added "Cheat Codes"
  - Started on "Questions & Answers"
  - Added "Aspiration Objects"
  - Added Zodiac Compatibility to "Getting Started"

Sep. 23rd, 2004 (0.2)
- Did quite a lot of work on the FAQ, including:

  - Started on jobs; some descriptions, work week, salary, hours done
  - Worked on a lot of "Wants" and "Fears"
  - Started work on the "Object Listing"
  - Added a lot of new sections
  - Rearranged the ToC

Sep. 22nd, 2004 (0.1)
- Finished all of section one and two, which I admit isn't a whole lot.  I'll
  be working on this FAQ and I'll submit an update every two days or so.  Not
  all sections are complete, and don't worry if the ToC isn't accurate; I'm
  still working on things.

Sep. 20th, 2004 (0.1)
- Just started.  Only did a little bit of work, and I haven't yet submitted it
  to GameFAQs.

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Table of Contents

[1] Getting Started
    [1.1] Choosing Your Neighborhood
    [1.2] Creating Your Family
          [1.2.1] Standard Options
          [1.2.2] Body Options
    [1.3] Your Sims Aspiration, Personality and Characteristics
    [1.4] Making a Baby/Genetics
    [1.5] Setting Up Your Family Tree
[2] Setting Up Your Neighborhood
[3] Your Sims
    [3.1] Motives
          [3.1.1] Hunger
          [3.1.2] Comfort
          [3.1.3] Bladder
          [3.1.4] Energy
          [3.1.5] Fun
          [3.1.6] Social
          [3.1.7] Hygiene
          [3.1.8] Environment
    [3.2] Love
    [3.3] Aging
    [3.4] Skills
          [3.4.1] Cooking
          [3.4.2] Mechanical
          [3.4.3] Charisma
          [3.4.4] Body
          [3.4.5] Logic
          [3.4.6] Creativity
          [3.4.7] Cleaning
    [3.5] Memories
    [3.6] Types of Food
    [3.7] Interests
[4] Aspirations & Fears
    [4.1] General Wants
          [4.1.1] Food Wants
          [4.1.2] Job Wants
          [4.1.3] Relationship/Friend/Family Wants
          [4.1.4] Buying/Objects/Money Wants
          [4.1.5] Skills Wants
          [4.1.6] Miscellaneous Wants
    [4.2] General Fears
          [4.1.1] Job Fears
          [4.1.2] Relationship/Friend/Family Fears
          [4.1.3] Buying/Objects/Money Fears
          [4.1.4] Skills Fears
          [4.1.5] Miscellaneous Fears
    [4.3] Fortune
    [4.4] Knowledge
    [4.5] Family
    [4.6] Romance
    [4.7] Popularity
    [4.8] Aspiration Reward Objects
[5] Death & Disaster
    [5.1] Pleading with the Grim Reaper
    [5.2] Ghost Colors
    [5.3] Ghost Actions
[6] Jobs - Adults
    [6.1] Politics
    [6.2] Medicine
    [6.3] Business
    [6.4] Athletic
    [6.5] Criminal
    [6.6] Military
    [6.7] Slacker
    [6.8] Law Enforcement
    [6.9] Culinary
    [6.10] Science
    [6.11] Quick Summary
    [6.12] Chance Cards
    [6.13] Job Object Rewards
[7] Jobs - Teenagers & Elders
    [7.1] Politics
    [7.2] Medicine
    [7.3] Business
    [7.4] Athletic
    [7.5] Criminal
    [7.6] Military
    [7.7] Slacker
    [7.8] Law Enforcement
    [7.9] Culinary
    [7.10] Science
    [7.11] Quick Summary
    [7.12] Chance Cards
[8] NPCs
[9] Wandering Sims/Townies
[10] Building a House
    [10.1] Decks & Foundations
    [10.2] Basements
[11] Object Interactions
[12] Social Interactions
[13] Your Stuff - Lots, Videos, Stories & Sims
     [13.1] Lots
     [13.2] Videos
     [13.3] Stories
     [13.4] Sims
[14] Object Listing
     [14.1] Comfort
            [14.1] Dining Chairs
            [14.2] Living Chairs
            [14.3] Recliners
            [14.4] Sofas & Loveseats
            [14.5] Beds
            [14.6] Miscellaneous
     [14.2] Surfaces
[15] Questions & Answers
[16] Cheat Codes
[17] Bugs

[A] Contact Information
[B] Webmaster Information
[C] Where This FAQ May be Found
[D] Other FAQs Written
[E] The Sims 2 Copyright Information

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This section will get you acquainted with the basics of The Sims 2.  You'll get
all you need to know about creating a Sim family from scratch.  There are
thousands of combinations, if you only take the time to adjust and fine tune
everything, from eyebrow style to shape, from hair to eyes, and more.  You'll
also find out about neighborhoods, and what makes a Sim a Sim.

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Getting Started


Motives


Skills


General Wants


General Fears


Aspirations


Jobs - Adults


Jobs - Teenagers & Elders


Building a House


Objects