Saturday, December 1, 2012
I have two different installations, one that only goes up to the Pets expansion pack, and the other that goes up to Apartment Life. I've recently done some hacking of the wanttrees package file which made it so some non-knowledge sims will want to become certain kinds of creatures. Romance and Pleasure sims, for example, will want to become witches, vampires and werewolves, while Family sims will want to become witches or plantsims, though all except for the Popularity sims will be tolerant of different life states. Fortune sims will be very apathetic about the various creature states, except possibly for zombies(those are gross), since they're more interested in making money, and Grilled Cheese sims will similarly be okay with different creatures, since why should they worry, when there's grilled cheese sandwiches to be eaten?
I also use a lot of mods and custom content in my Sims 2 game, which ads to the fun and realism, and opportunities and fun for both the player and the sims. I will be writing some reviews on these mods, as well as the expansion packs.
For those who have some experience in programming, or are familiar with XML, it is possible to hack the wanttrees package file, but it should be done with extreme caution, and the original file should always be backed up first. Other mods, like wfsanity, gives some overrides to have the wants and fears make sense.
Some really useful and fun mods include cloned computers which allow the sims to write articles, study badges, bank online and more. There's even a ZX Spectrum that can be used for playing games or writing programs and setting them for sale. Sites like Modthesims.info have thousands of useful mods, and More Awesome Than You has some that are important for those who want to avoid neighbourhood and game corruption.
I may upload some pictures in the next post, if I can can tear myself away from my game long enough. Later!