To max out your skills instantly, enable the "boolProp TestingCheatsEnabled true" code. Then, pause the game without going into build or buy, and select your skills icon. When you are in the tab with the skill meter, click and drag the pointer over the desired skill bar to raise it.
Enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code, then hold SHIFT and click on the newspaper. If your Sim is a teen or elder, click on the "Teen/Elder Jobs" button then choose the career track. A message will appear and you can choose to take the job or not. However, if your Sim is an adult you can do the same thing and get any career rewards desired.
-Enable the boolprop testingcheatsenabled true code, then spawn the Tombstone of L(ife) and D(eath). Click "Add neighbor to family" and then select the Grim Reaper. Click the Tombstone of L(ife) and Death and choose baby boy. Then, make the baby grow into an adult by using the tombstone.
-Enter a lot and enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code. Go to the "Families" panel and select "Create A New Family". Create a male Sim and press SHIFT + N. Go to the clothing and go to "Outfits". Repeatedly click the right arrow and you find two Grim Reaper outfits.
To acquire new clothes that do not appear in the game for your Sim, go to Create-A-Sim mode and press SHIFT + N. A note should appear at the top-right of the screen indicating that you are in debugging mode. You can now choose new hairstyles, hats, skin tones, and clothing for your Sim. Some of the clothes and items are the ones NPCs (for example, Repo Man, Social Worker ect.) also wear. If you have installed any expansion packs you will get even more items in Debug mode. Note: Most new items will appear at the back of each folder.
New Outfits Astronaut Ambulance Driver Bartender Burglar Bus Driver Chef Clerk Coach Delivery Man Doctor Electrocuted Exterminator Fireman Gardener General Grim Reaper Laboratory Coats Mad Scientist Maid Mayor Mechanic Nothing (invisible) Pizza Delivery Police Skeleton Social Bunny Soldier Superhero Supervillian Swat Repo Man
New hairstyles and hats Cowboy hat Electrocuted hair Fireman hat Social Bunny Head Therapist equipment
If your Sim or object is not working with anything, try the following. It will reset what they are doing with no harm done. First, enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code and SHIFT CLICK on the Sim or object that is not working. Repeatedly select the "More..." option until you find the "Force Error" selection. A box will appear. Select"Reset". This will cancel anything they are doing, no matter what.
-To activate Testing Cheats mode, during gamplay, press CTRL + SHIFT + C to bring up the console window. Enter "boolProp TestingCheatsEnabled true" to activate testing cheats mode. This is an awesome cheat that enables many new things. In Create A Sim, after enabling this code, go into debugmode by pressing SHIFT + N before making a Sim. You now have the following new things in Create A Sim: clothing, skin tones, and some other options such as viewing the skinfilenames. During gamplay, after enabling this code, hold SHIFT and left click on a Sim to have lots of options, such as changing clothes, make your Sim fat or thin, set their aspiration level, etc. This code also can spawn some interesting items, such as the tombstone of L(ife) and D(eath), and family members.
-Enable the "boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true" code, then go onto a different family. A code will appear at the top right hand corner. If you go onto the Sims' needs, you can click on each one and drag it up or down, whichever desired. You can also increase the skill points of your Sims in this way. This is useful if you want a promotion, if your Sim is depressed, if you are teaching a toddler to walk, etc. You can also hold SHIFT and click on a Sim. Click on "More", then "Spawn" and create the Tombstone of L and D. You can click on this, then "More" then "Make everyone here friends with me", which helps if you need friends to get promoted, or to complete an aspiration task.
To gain skills without spending money, buy the particular goods that will help you for a promotion and study the knowledge. When you get a skill point, delete the item that you bought. You will a get full refund back from that object. If you sell after 24 hours, you will get less money. By doing this, you will gain your skill without spending money.
To buy an expensive house outside of you Sim's budget, first start a family or load one, and find an empty lot. Move the Sim on that lot. Enable the "motherlode" code a few times, just to the point where you can buy the expensive house. Exit the lot, and then save the game. Then, evict the family. Your family will be displayed at the "Choose Family" window. You can now buy any house desired.
Go into buy mode and enable the "moveObjects on" code, then click on the baby you want to select. Without deselecting the baby, use the "moveObjects off" code. Still without deselecting baby, press [F1] to enter live mode. You will now be able to view the babies needs. The baby can only perform one interaction. Click on it, and for a moment a menu will appear that says "Grow Up". If you want an alien child or any child that looks like your family when you adopt them, go to the certain family, and delete the entire the family except for the baby by using the "moveObjects on" code . The social worker will arrive and take the baby. Go back to your other family and adopt a baby. You will get the same child that got taken away.
To decorate your house with custom art, your Sim must have a Creativity level of 5 and be able to paint a still life. Have your Sim paint, and a frame will appear. Center it on what you want to paint. You can also "paint" something that is not in the game by pressing C to pause the game, then press [Alt] + [Tab] to switch outside the game. Start a graphics program, such as Windows Paint, then load the original captured in-game picture at "c:\mydocuments\eagames\thesims2\storytelling\snapshot.bmp". Then, open the picture or image that you want to replace it with, and put in your game. You must resize your custom picture to match the same resolution as the "snapshot.bmp" file. Copy your custom picture on to the "snapshot.bmp" file, then save it. Press [Alt] + [Tab] to switch back to the game. Your Sim will begin painting your custom picture.
To play your own music on the radio, copy MP3 files into the "c:\mydocuments\eagames\thesims2\music\[radio station]\" directory. Start the game, go "Options" > "Music Settings" > "Radio Station". The songs you placed in the folder will be available.
After adopting a child, make sure you don't greet the social worker before she rings the doorbell; otherwise she will never leave your house and you will not be able to buy items, build, or save the game.
The following are the different ways your Sim can die and the type of ghost that they will turn into:
DEATH CAUSE - GHOST TYPE Old Age - When a Sim reaches the end of his life. Results in a white ghost. Electrocution - Three or more Needs hit -90 (red) while a Sim repairs an electrical object with a low Mechanical Skill. Results in a yellow ghost. Burning - Fire spreads into the square where the Sim is standing. Results in a red ghost. Drowning - Energy Need hits -100 (all red) while swimming. Results in a blue ghost that leaves puddles around the house when it appears. Starvation - Hunger reaches -100. Kids and younger cannot starve. Results in a transparent ghost that will take food out of the refrigerator. Disease - If a fatal disease is not treated for ten days the Sim will die. Results in a green ghost. Flies - In a very messy room, when a Sim steps over a plate all flies may form a deadly killer swarm. Results in a purple ghost. Scared - When three Needs drop below -90 because of a ghost scare. Results in a pink ghost. Satellite - When a satellite falls on a Sim while Stargazing (without a telescope) or Watch Cloud. Results in an orange ghost. Note - You can sell the Satellite in buy mode.
Note: Babies and toddlers cannot die; the social worker will take them away if they are nearing death. Children can only die of fire, drowning, and disease.
To activate the following cheats, during game play press CTRL + SHIFT + C to bring up the console window, then enter the corresponding codes:
CHEAT FUNCTION - CHEAT CODE Display most cheat codes - help Display information about indicated cheat - help [cheat command] 1,000 more Simoleons - Kaching 50,000 more Simoleons - motherlode No censor; set to 8 to return to normal - intprop censorgridsize 0 Have twins when baby is born - twinzr2cute, twinsr2cute, or ForceTwins Remove all Sims; use in neighborhood view - deleteAllCharacters Toggle terrain types; use in neighborhood view - TerrainType [desert or temperate] Objects can be placed anywhere in buy and build modes; hand tool can move any object - moveObjects [on or off] Make Sims larger or smaller; 1.0 is normal - StretchSkeleton [number] Prevent Sims from aging - aging [on or off] Slow motion; 0 is normal, 8 is slowest - slowMotion [0-8] Increase game performance with some graphics glitches - Vsync [on or off] Turn off facial DNA blending in Create A Sim - faceBlendLimits [on or off] Use in neighborhood screen to invite more guests to a party - intProp maxNumOfVisitingSims [number] Enable postprocessing cheats; requires video card that supports pixel shaders - boolProp enablePostProcessing [true or false] Set to false to place objects out of grid - boolProp snapObjectsToGrid [true or false] Toggle automatic game updates - autoPatch [on or off] Set to false to remove props like rocks and towers from neighborhood - boolprop displayNeighborhoodProps [true or false] Set to false to remove roads from neighborhood - boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoads [true or false] Set to false to removes trees/plants from neighborhood - boolprop displayNeighborhoodFlora [true or false] Set to false to remove water from neighborhood - boolprop displayNeighborhoodWater [true or false] Set to false to removes house graphics from neighborhood - boolprop displayLotImposters [true or false] Set to false to remove bridges from neighborhood - boolprop displayNeighborhoodRoadsWithModel [true or false] Set to false and lots will not light up when highlighted in neighborhood - boolprop lotTerrainLighting [true or false] Set to false to remove removes water (ponds) from lots - boolprop lotWater [true or false] Set to false to remove floorpainting on lot - boolprop lotTerrainPaints [true or false] Set to true and cars will have more detail in neighborhood - boolprop carsCompact [true or false] Set to trueto show lot information - boolprop lotInfoAdvancedMode [true or false] Set to false to remove removes shadows on objects outside house - boolprop objectShadows [true or false] Set to false to remove shadows on objects inside house - boolProp guob [true or false] Set to true and walls will no longer cut away from selected Sim - boolprop renderSelectedSimLevel [true or false] Set to true to see the path where the selected Sim walks to - boolProp displayPaths [true or false] Set to true and blocks appear on Sims faces and on parts where Sims look at - boolprop displayLookAtBoxes [true or false] Set to false to place floor tiles outside lot - boolprop locktiles [true or false] Set to false to raise and lower floor even when covered with objects - boolprop constrainFloorElevation [true or false] Set to true to light up objects continuously instead of only when used - boolprop allObjectLightsOn [true or false] Toggle grid in build or buy mode - boolprop showFloorGrid [true or false] Toggle shadows for Sims - boolProp simShadows [true or false] In neighborhood, shows filename of house when lot is highlighted - boolprop ShowLotPackageFilename [true or false] After typing "expand", will you see the game version in the cheat box - gameVersion Expand or contract console window - expand Close console window - exit
Use the following case-sensitive codes after enabling the Postprocessing cheats with the "boolProp enablePostProcessing true".
EFFECT - CODE Blur effect; red, green, blue value must be between 0 and 255, and x (bloom) between 0.0 and 1.0 - bloom [r g b x] Centered blur effect; centerX and centerY are screen coordinates; x (vignette) must be between 0.0 and 1.0 - vignette [centerX centerY x] Grainy screen effect - filmGrain [0.0-1.0] Letterbox screen effect - letterBox [0.0-0.4]
When you make a family, it will always have 20,000 Simoleans. Make sure the last name does not have any spaces. At the Neighborhood screen, press CTRL + SHIFT + C and enter familyFunds as a code. For example, enter familyFunds Smith 100000. You can also use this while in a lot, but you must control that family.
-Never delete your mailbox. If you do, the Repo Man will appear after three days. Simply direct your Sim to get the mail, then cancel it as soon as they get it. Let them put it on the ground or another surface. After that, use the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code to simply delete the bills.
-Enter build or buy mode with the moveObjects on code enabled, then place the bills in front of the fire with more bills or an object next to fireplace. Make sure to completely surround the fireplace. Have a Sim light a fire. Get the Sims out of the room and sell the door. This trick is not the easiest nor the safest, but it usually works.
-Enter build or buy mode with the moveObjects on code enabled, then delete the bills. Unfortunately this does not work with homework.
-The easiest way to eliminate bills, homework, and repo men is to enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code and forcing some errors. To do this, after enabling the code, hold SHIFT and click the bills, repo man, homework, etc. and select "Force Error" from the menu. A message will appear indicating that an error has occurred. There are three buttons marked "Cancel", "Reset", and "Delete". Click "Delete".
To evade the trouble of going to work every day, you must have a Sim with the Fortune aspiration. Get your Creativity skill high enough and they will then constantly get satisfaction from selling masterpieces, which will be easy if you have full Creativity. To start out, just purchase the bare minimum until you get your Creativity to maximum. You can make as much as 1,500 Simoleons per day by painting. The best part is that you can work on your own schedule.
When you first move into your new house (especially if you have any kids or plan to, or if you have the Popularity, Knowledge, Family, or Romance Aspiration), don't get a job. If your Sim has a Family Aspiration, keep it at home to potty train, teach to work, or talk your toddler. If you have Romance, you must keep up with them woohoos. Knowledge might require you to get a job, but it probably will not be a power want. Popularity aspirations will keep you home making friends (unless they work); stay at home and take care of your Sim, their family, and their aspirations.
To fill your skills to the maximum level automatically, enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code. After that, pause game play without going into build or buy and select your skills icon. When you are in the tab with the skill meter click and drag the pointer over the desired skill bar to raise it.
Enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code while in neighborhood view, then go into a house. Hold SHIFT and click on a Sim. Change their aspiration to "Knowledge". After that, go into the career panel. Drag the mouse over your skills so that all of them are on 9. Next, fulfill some aspiration goals so that one of your wants is to maximize all skills. Then, lock that want by right clicking it. Then, do something to raise your skills (such as studying cooking, practicing in front of a mirror, etc.). Once you see the blue meter appear over your Sim's head, drag the mouse over the skill you are raising so it is now 10. A message that reads you have gained a skill point should appear on the top right side of the screen. Repeat this with the Knowledge aspiration and you will get about 30,000 Aspiration Points. You can change the aspiration to something else after this.
Enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code, then hold SHIFT and click on a teen Sim. Choose the tab that reads "Change Suit", then change into maternity clothes and your Sim will walk around naked. Note: They can go to public lots like this, but they will change into their normal or work outfits when they go to school or work. Note: Even if the censorgridsize 0 is off, there will be no pixels.
-Enter build or buy mode and enable the moveObjects on code. Delete the dead Sim. Or, if the Sim has disappeared (for example, when they burn to death), delete the Grim Reaper. Deleting the Grim Reaper works occasionally, but not always.
-If your Sim is trapped in a fire and is too busy to do anything and you cannot get another Sim to take out the fire, enable the moveObjects on code and move your Sim out of the fire and onto some other area. If you want another Sim to die, just move him or her into the fire and watch them burn to the ground.
Use the following trick if you want your average Sim to purchase a house that is above his or her means. First, start a family or load one, and find an empty lot. Move the Sim on that lot. Activate the motherlode code a few times, just to the point where you can buy the expensive house. Exit the lot, but save the game. Then, evict (move out) the family. Notice that your family is displayed at the "Choose Family" window. You can now buy any house desired.
Order for groceries and wait for the man to deliver the goods. Once he arrives, do not greet him. He will ring the bell two or three times and wait for you. When you do not answer, he will place the goods without taking your money.
Order a pizza, then enable the moveobjects on code and wait until the pizza delivery man appears. Pause game play. Take the pizza and delete the delivery man, then take his car and put it in your yard. The car will disappear. The delivery man will appear repeatedly.
-Get a friendship with a rich Sim (girl recommended), then ask them to move in. The Sim will bring at least 20,000 Simoleons with them. The money will be added in your account. Then, you can make him or her move out.
-Enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code and hold SHIFT while clicking your mailbox, then select the "Force Robbery" option. Build a wall next to where the robber would appear and add burglar alarms all over it. Wait, and when the robber arrives, he will be caught. You will get a reward money from the police.
Activate the StretchSkeleton code and use the following value: 100000000000000000000000000000000000.0. Note: This will affect how tall the Sims will be. 1.0 is normal. Your Sim will be so tall that they cannot be seen. Exiting out of the game will deactivate the code.
Place plenty of columns around the ground and build your house on top of it. When you are done, delete all the columns. Note: Make sure you have a way to get to the house, or no one can get in. Also, you can build a house up to ten stories high up. Make sure you put floor tiling on the top of the column so you can put another column on top of it.
Make a single male Sim. Give him one child. Starve the child to the point that the social worker arrives to pick him or her up. Make sure that the father is home and not busy. The social worker should lecture the father. This will result in a relationship with her. Have the man call her. Once you get their relationship high enough that you can invite her over, do so. Note that you are not able to enter build and buy mode. If you get them married, she will have the first name "Social" and a last name of the male Sim. A new social worker will replace the old one, usually with a change of hair color being the only difference.
When you go to a community lot, the game will pause everything that is happening in your house. For instance, if you leave your residence at 12 noon to go to a community lot and stay the whole day there, when you come back it will still be 12 noon. This glitch is pretty useful if you are a Romance aspiration Sim, because you can invite Sims to the community lot to develop Friendship, and not lose a day in your age. You can go to the community often, as long as you call a taxi back just when you get home.
Use the following glitch to increase or decrease the size of any facial feature by an infinite amount. Increase or decrease the size of the specific facial feature. After that, go into something completely unrelated to the increased or decreased facial feature and change it. For example, if you are changing the size of your lips, go into the eyebrows or something else. The size of the specific facial feature will be the same, however, you can now increase or decrease it slightly more, because changing that other feature reset it to the middle of the size changer By doing this you can get some very strange appearing Sims.
Enable the moveObjects on code enabled, then press [Ctrl] + [Alt] + F or [Ctrl] + [Alt] + C. You can clone anyone except the Repo Man. Note: You can only control the original Sim but none of the clones.
Go to "Make a Sim" and create two women or two men Sims, then go to the family tree and drag them into each other. Select the spouse of whatever the name is and save them, then select any lot. Select either of the Sim you created and select "Kiss".
Enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code and get the desired Sim pregnant. Hold SHIFT and click on the pregnant Sim. Many different options will appear. Click "More", then select the "Debug: Force Twins" option. When your Sim gives birth, you will be welcoming two new Sim babies into your family.
Enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code, then SHIFT CLICK a Sim. Choose "Spawn" and it will open up more options. Click on the "Tombstone of L and D". If the Sim is single, invite a Sim over. When the visitor arrives, click on the "Tombstone of L and D" and select "More". Choose "Get pregnant with..." and selectthe name of the Sim who you want to be the father. You will hear a lullaby. Click on the "Tombstone of L and D" again. Select "More". Choose "Speed up my pregnancy". Wait a moment, and your Sim will get a big tummy. Wait again, and your Sim will have an even bigger tummy. Wait again, and your Sim will give birth.
Enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code in the neighborhood, then go into the family with the baby. Left click the baby while holding SHIFT. You will have a list of options. Choose the "Make Selectable" option. This will make the baby disappear from the family list, however, the baby is not actually gone. Select the baby again the same way and choose "Make Selectable" again. This allows you to select the baby from the family list. While holding SHIFT, left click on the baby, while also having the baby selected in the family list. Select "Set Age", then select "Set To Birthday". The baby will be able to grow up, but for some reason the age transition and the grow up option will not work. Only the birthday cake option will work. The birthday cake option might say that an error has occurred. Simply choose "Reset" and try with another cake. The error only rarely happens.
Enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code to be able to raise and lower your Sims motives by clicking and dragging a specific motive bar either up or down. First, your child must be a toddler and you must own a potty chair. Pick up your toddler or simply click on the potty chair and select "Potty Train..." and the toddler you want to potty train (if you have more than one toddler). When your Sim puts the toddler on the potty chair, click and drag the toddlers Bladder motive down to the red area. The toddler should use the potty chair as soon as the motive gets low enough. When he or she is done, your Sim toddler is now potty trained.
If your child's grades get low, enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code. Make the child you want to save the active character. Note: Always make the child the active Sim; never perform this trick with a different Sim as the active character (unless you want to age that Sim). Hold SHIFT and click the child. select"Set to Birthday", then click the child without holdingSHIFT. Click "Grow Up" to make him or her become a teen. The Social Worker only cares about babies, toddlers, and children, but not teens. This trick might also work for other Social Worker problems, such as starving children. Note: You must disable the cheat "Aging Off" before performing this trick. This trick will not work after Social Worker arrives.
Eat a minimum twenty deserts within an hour by slowing down time, then enable the moveObjects on code and delete all dishes. Next, get all your Sim's Aspiration points up and starting from Noon. Have it eat nonstop. When the Sim stops, keep making him eat more and doing nothing else. He will become huge.
Enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code, then hold SHIFT and click the guest you want to control. Choose the "Make Selectable" option. Repeat these steps for everyone else currently in the house except you will need to make them "Unselectable". Always make the desired guest Sim selectable before making the others unselectable. You can now view your guest's mood, relationships, etc. You can also make your guest perform a couple desired actions. However, always reverse this before the guest leaves the lot. To reverse this "mode", hold SHIFT and click the member(s) of the current household. Choose the "Make Selectable" option. Make sure to make the regular members of the household selectable before making the guest unselectable. If you make a mistake or something unexpected happens (i.e. fires, death, burglar), quickly exit the household without saving. Your household will not be damaged.
Copy your own MP3 files to the "c:\mydocuments\eagames\thesims2\music\\" folder, then start the game, go to the options menu, select the music settings, and the radio station option. You can now select which songs you want to hear.
You can play most of the game's music and sound effects as MP3 files on your system. Enter the "\tsdata\res\sound" folder, then copy any .PACKAGE file to some other location. Rename the copy so that it has a .MP3 extension. The resulting file will be playable as a normal MP3 file. If you want to get a specific track from within one of the bigger files (such as the stereo music) you will need a program capable of editing MP3 files.
Enable the boolprop testingcheatsenabled true code, then SHIFT CLICK the mailbox. Select"Neighborhood", then "Make me know everyone". This allows you to know everyone in the game, including social bunnies and repo men. After that, SHIFT CLICK the mailbox again. Choose "Neighborhood", and select "Make me friends". This will make you friends with all of the people that you know. There is no limit on the amount of friends you can have. Note: Make sure you do not have a phone. When the Sims lose their friendship with you, you will have countless Sims calling your house, nonstop.
Note: Be in the Goth family. Enable the boolProp TestingCheatsEnabled true code, then hold SHIFT and click on the mailbox. Choose "Make me know everyone" (should be Mortimer Goth). Go to Mortimer, then hold SHIFT and click on him. Select "Spawn..." then click on "Tomb Stone of L(life) and D(death)". Once the tombstone appears, click it and select "Add Neighbor to Family...". Keep clicking "more..." until you see Bella's name, then click it. Bella should appear next to the tombstone and be a part of the family.
Use the following trick if you do not have a lot of money and want to purchase goods or an object to gain more skill to get a promotion. Purchase the particular goods that will help you for a promotion (for example, an exercise machine, or book shelf) and study the knowledge (for example, cleaning). When you get a skill point, delete the item that you bought (sell it before 24 hours have elapsed). You will a get full refund back from that object. If you sell after 24 hours, you will get less money. By doing this, you will earn your skill without losing your money.
Enable the boolprop testingcheatsenabled true code, then get a job. Hold SHIFT while you click on the newspaper, then click "Career Rewards" to get whatever desired, or click on "Set job level to...". Note: "10" is the top job.
Note: Make sure to purchase and/or build whatever desired when you first start the tutorial. They may block you out of build and buy modes. Purchase a phone and call the maid. This will be your Sim's s future wife. Make sure that you do not hire a male maid. Next, call the adoption service. You will now have a child, baby, and/or toddler. Make sure to build tutorial Joe's relation with the maid. Also, there are no neighborhood Sims because there is no neighborhood. There are only service Sims. This may take several attempts, but it does work.
To never run out of Youth Juice from the hourglass Aspiration Reward, first enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code. Go to your Hourglass Fountain of Youth water cooler. Once it gets to less than half full, hold SHIFT and click on it to bring up a window. Go to "Force Error." When the box appears, select "Reset". Do not press the other buttons. Your hourglass Youth Juice will go back up to half full, and will not lose juice again for the next couple times you use it. You can do the reset trick as many times as desired, but it must be done before you run out of juice completely!
When you drink the Elixer Of Life (green water dispenser) and you get a bad drink (when your Sim coughs or vomits), pause the game before it affects your Sim. Enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code, then click the Elixer while holding SHIFT. Select the "Force Error" button, then press "Reset". Your Sim will remain unaffected.
Call the fireman, policeman, or serviceman over to your house. When they first open your front door, build a wall so that they cannot enter your house any further. Build a wall behind them so that they cannot leave and are stuck. This may be harder with a policeman because he can run very fast. They will die in their "cell" after falling asleep standing up, urinating on the floor, and doing their usual pre-death routine. It will take longer than a normal Sim. When you trap a baby deliverer because both the baby and the deliverer will die. Note: You will lose your ability to purchase or construct if you trap a baby deliverer. This should be the last person you trap and the game should not be saved after you trap him.
-Package all of the lots you create to files. The files can be found in the following folder in Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\\'s Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\PackagedLots\
In other Windows operating systems, look for the "EA Games" folder in "My Documents". If you packaged a large number of lots, create a compressed folder. In Windows XP, right click a blank area in the folder of your choice, point to "New" and select "Compressed Folder". In other operating systems, or if you have a third party .ZIP utility such as Winzip, use a .ZIP utility. Put all of your packaged lots in the .ZIP compressed folder to save disk space. In the event that your computer must be reformatted or if your game data becomes corrupted, simply reinstall the game, then open the packaged files. Run them as you would any application or installation one at a time. You will probably need to decompress the files first. Consult your .ZIP utility for instructions.
-If you do not want to have to compressi the files in .ZIP compressed files, try this. Package all of your lots to files (click the lot, then click the star next to the description, then select package to file). Your packaged lots will appear here in Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\\'s Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\PackagedLots\
For other operating systems, check the "My Documents" folder for "EA Games". Move the files to a safe location, such as a CD or another location other than your "EA Games" folder. If you ever need to restore you game or computer, do this, reinstall The Sims 2 and all expansions. Reinstall the lots one at a time (treat the files as install files, and do not manually install them).
To play your own video on the television, copy an .AVI file into the "c:\mydocuments\eagames\thesims2\music\[television station]\" folder. The AVI file must have a frame rate less than 15 fps and a 128x128 resolution.
Make a family and move into a lot. Enable the boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true code and hold SHIFT while clicking the mail box. Browse through the options and select "Make All Happy". After that, repeat and select "Make Motives Static". This makes your motives stay all green for weeks at a time, allowing your Sim to never eat, sleep, or do anything else.