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Sims 2 Discoveries !

Cool things you didn't know were in The Sims 2.

-Real honeymoons
-The grocery store freezer fogs up when you open the door and thaws seconds after you close it
-If you don't have the expansion pack that lets you save leftovers just slide them in your inventory
-Sims whistle The Sims 1 theme song
-Angry sims give other sims the death stare with a hand gesture
-If you have all family members and toddlers in their seats they will all get served by whoever made the meal


Share your cool facts ! :)

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  • EgonVMEgonVM Posts: 1,140 Member
    My cool and weird facts:

    -New Age music from The Sims 2 Seasons have The Sims 1 building mode music. (And Shopping music is from The Sims 1 Buy mode)
    -Sim can die by flies.
    -Sim will start shaking when they drink too much coffee.
    -Sims can get Restaurant coupon from great outing (date), that involves eating in restaurant.
    -There's two moons in the sky.
    -Elders have different animation when teaching toddler to walk.
    -In apartment, neighbours make more noise, is your sim share bad relationship with them.
    -When sim is deleted with moveobjects cheat, then if you save and come back there, that sim should be standing near mailbox.
    -Grim Reaper have skull on his cell phone. Cell phones from University have freezer bunny on it.
    -When elder retire and get a new part-time job, then they still receive pension. But if elder dies and is brought back to life, sim will resume getting pension.
    And many more.
  • SimeggrollsSimeggrolls Posts: 637 Member
    @EgonVM The moons and coupons are new to me :) thanks for sharing !
  • Sigzy05Sigzy05 Posts: 14,083 Member
    This is all so cool!
  • SimeggrollsSimeggrolls Posts: 637 Member
    Aine wrote: »
    -When loading a lot, you can bypass the popup window by just double clicking on the lot directly. (useful if you get the glitch where the popup freezes)

    -Neat sims will clean windows when they get dirty.

    -If you have a pet bed on the lot, toddlers will crawl into them and sleep when they are tired.

    -When toddlers have learned the nursery rhyme, they will occasionally sing it by themselves.


    I didn't know about the nursery rhyme how cute is that :)!
  • cleo00cleo00 Posts: 655 Member
    I never realized it actually snows in the neighborhood view as well as on the lot.

    And apparently sims can lay down when they're hanging out in Uni.

    Also was extremely creeped out to see that if you line a bunch of sims up and have them all pose their heads follow you. Give it a try. Line a bunch of sims up - have them all pose stand still - pause it - rotate the screen - unpause.
    I had it with sixteen sims. Utterly terrifying.

    Also, not from my experience but from watching sims 2 lets plays on YouTube that there are video cut scenes for birthdays to the different age stages. I wonder how come I never saw any.
  • MidnightAuraMidnightAura Posts: 1,676 Member
    Child Sims can jump on their beds for fun.
    Sims can make paper aeroplanes from the newspaper.
    Sims can learn how to break dance if they pay a fee.
  • EgonVMEgonVM Posts: 1,140 Member
    cleo00 wrote: »
    I never realized it actually snows in the neighborhood view as well as on the lot.

    And apparently sims can lay down when they're hanging out in Uni.

    Also was extremely creeped out to see that if you line a bunch of sims up and have them all pose their heads follow you. Give it a try. Line a bunch of sims up - have them all pose stand still - pause it - rotate the screen - unpause.
    I had it with sixteen sims. Utterly terrifying.

    Also, not from my experience but from watching sims 2 lets plays on YouTube that there are video cut scenes for birthdays to the different age stages. I wonder how come I never saw any.

    For the birthday cut scenes, you need to throw birthday party and blow out these candles. Also, make sure, that sim's aspiration bar is green or above. So you need to do three things:
    1.Throw a Birthday party,
    2.Blow out the Candles on birthday cake,
    3.Have sim age up well.
    And then you should get birthday cut scene.
  • SimeggrollsSimeggrolls Posts: 637 Member
    cleo00 wrote: »
    I never realized it actually snows in the neighborhood view as well as on the lot.

    And apparently sims can lay down when they're hanging out in Uni.

    Also was extremely creeped out to see that if you line a bunch of sims up and have them all pose their heads follow you. Give it a try. Line a bunch of sims up - have them all pose stand still - pause it - rotate the screen - unpause.
    I had it with sixteen sims. Utterly terrifying.

    Also, not from my experience but from watching sims 2 lets plays on YouTube that there are video cut scenes for birthdays to the different age stages. I wonder how come I never saw any.


    If I remember correctly there is a special event camera option that you have to enable.
  • SimeggrollsSimeggrolls Posts: 637 Member
    Children and teens can also slide down stairs(spiral only I think) and dogs love to play with the water sprinklers(servos can short out). Kids and teens get embarrassed if they walk in on their parents woohooing lol
  • MidnightAuraMidnightAura Posts: 1,676 Member
    When playing families if one of the parents has an affair and the children witness it they will cry and the parents can console them. Their relationship with the parent having the affair also takes a hit!
  • Sha2520032003Sha2520032003 Posts: 1,482 Member
    1). Once a Sim is a werewolf, he has the option to 'Savage' another Sim....which is a fight. Your werewolf Sim always wins & the other Sim is now a werewolf.
    2). A teen that gets caught sneaking out, can actually get smacked by the parent (if caught more than once in the same night). Once caught, a message pops up from the parent. I made the teen go out again and the parent was waiting for them and gave the teen the smack down (similar to cheating). Not that I'm an advocate for hitting...I just thought this was hilarious, as I had never seen this before & have played this game for years.
    3). The genetic system rocks in TS2!!! Hybrid combinations...you can get some weird looking Sims. My Sim is a hybrid between alien and human. She has human skin, hair. But her eyes are like the alien eyes....very big & black. She's now aged & has kids...and those big bug eyes have been passed down to her children, grandchildren. Love it!
  • Frogprincess_qFrogprincess_q Posts: 1,266 Member
    There are a lot of weird and wonderful autonomous actions that can occur.
    Toddlers can play in the toilet, rock to music, eat sand, sometimes even break out of their cribs.
    Animals can sing along to music:
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    Even adults can do some unexpected things such as playing in the bathtub or washing themself in the kitchen sink:
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    And then you get the neighbours stopping by to steal a yard gnome or the newspaper.
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    I did discover something new (for me) just yesterday. Sims can juggle cups from the coffee machine and if you get another sim to join in they will juggle the cups between them.

  • SPARKY1922SPARKY1922 Posts: 2,953 Member
    Thank you everyone for posting all this info and pictures as I am still in the early stages of learning all about Sims 2 :)
  • Olivesplum06Olivesplum06 Posts: 825 Member
    1. Sims with very low nice points, will make an "irritated" and a "get a room" motion when close to two sims being romantic
    2. Toddlers will autonomously go outside and play in the leaves during the fall
    3. If you have Bigfoot moved in with you, he can fight a burglar that attempts to rob you
    4. I NEVER knew for the longest time that you could bring your dog on a leash on a jog with you
    5. Having a romantic relationship with your professors in uni will improve your gpa
  • MidnightAuraMidnightAura Posts: 1,676 Member
    1. Sims with very low nice points, will make an "irritated" and a "get a room" motion when close to two sims being romantic

    I have never noticed this! Only thing I have noticed is sims with few nice points make evil snowmen!
  • TadOlsonTadOlson Posts: 9,986 Member
    I just moved a family into an apartment and they've got no neighbors yet.
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    Here's their apartment which they rented furnished.
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    My game is in windowed mode so I got screenprints.
  • CinebarCinebar Posts: 24,820 Member
    If your Sim goes to several (more than one) of community lots in one outing they can get coupons in the mail if they ate there. Depending on how much it was or what sort of place (Maxis lots rates more money if nicer furniture there etc.) they get different amounts. They also can invite one guest with those coupons. However, after several EPs this will rarely happens. NL feature.

    Your Sims can go out in groups and there are two choices. Just for Fun allows you to go out and have fun without any time limits.
    The other one you have to make sure everyone's needs are full, having fun, and they may leave you a nice, expensive gift on the porch or a bag of poo. No linear play, just a time limit.

    Sims get hearts over their heads and smell the letters when they get a love letter in the mail. They actually have to walk to the mail box to get them or send them. No flipping it over the shoulder, poof.

    If you make your vamp lover mad they will pester your Sim if your Sims are seen dating someone else. (Doesn't have to be a legal date) You have the choice to pay them off to leave you alone for awhile. They will also appear in your Sim's house if you made them mad or they love you or whatever. Or you made them jealous. Pay them off, lol.

    Vamps turn into bats and can fly to get somewhere. They also fry in the sun or in rooms with windows. If they get out of casket make sure no windows and get them back to casket as soon as you can.

    You can manage groups on your Sim's phone and add or kick out anyone you choose. No rules. Eight are allowed to go out in groups, anywhere you like and anyone. Or just one. You do not have to be in a group to go out as group with any Sim you click. Choosing this option does not add this Sim to your group on your phone. It's a choice you can do to have fun and build relationship points.

    Sims can prepare and drink juices in Seasons and they all have different effects. Also, on kids for faster homework etc. Helping Kids in TS2 study makes them (once learned) do their homework much faster, and Private school helps that go faster, too. Not just get out early.

    Viewing the scare crow (punkin head) in the game will give your Sim a good scare...make sure motives are full, or not too low.
    Ghosts can scare your Sims to death. Fun.
    If you didn't fill the aspiration by the time a Sim is elder, no worries, you can fill their wants and get to a platinum state (temporary) right before they die and Grim will bring hula girls and get a gold headstone, anyway.

    Ghosts won't go upstairs or downstairs (before final patches) to haunt your Sims so move upstairs to sleep etc. if they are keeping your Sims awake and you need that raise. Also, they will kill your Sims eventually. Angry ghosts are the best. If you sell the ghosts' beds they will be very angry.

    Deaths in the game were watered down with two different Seasons' patches due to player complaints. So, the ratio of your Sims dying of freezing to death, electrocution of any type, dying in the pool, starvation, illness/flu, fire are almost nil with all EPs and patches installed. But before Sims had a dozen or more ways to die and by many different objects and situations.

    If your Sim is sick with the flu (before FT) you could get your scientist (didn't have to be a scientist (just the reward in house) anyone with high enough skills) to create an antidote and cure them. This was important because a cold would turn into flu if not treated and they would die. (Comfort issues were the reason and if those drop too low during illness they could die from other motives due to couldn't get comfort and or stop coughing)

    You can influence another Sim (if they are a vamp) to drink the potion from the gypsy (if your Sim bought some) to drink it and be cured. You could cure everyone that way over time except Count and Countess.

    Sim kids can show off to others and gain relationship points while showing off, cartwheels, handstands etc. Can be used for fun and relationship building.

    Paper can be used as a paper airplane.

    In OFB your Sim can build great working toys and or machines that do stuff. Everything they build (except pet bricks) do something.
    Kites, Sentry Bots, a vacuum thingy, etc. Flowers (particular ones) assortments can solve all motive problems etc. Sentry bots will zap the Sim who steals your paper etc. Or you can use it to zap the Ex if they show up. lol

    Creating 'bad' or not up to par objects can lend to some fun. Like the broken little robot toy. Go ahead have your kid play with it.

    Servos used to go beserk and kill your Sims if they couldn't fill their aspirations (wants etc.) Later, patches changed the odds this would happen (nearing the end of the series) probably in those 2 Seasons' patches.

    The Servo's recharge animation was changed later in the game..which I never liked the change. I liked it when they got that big shot of energy from the sky.

    They have a little thing on their head that if they are broken and you won't fix them and or call a repair man, they will signal one themselves. It's hard to break them, now, too. Fun is gone with later patches due to players who don't like deviant play complained. That's just a fact. All things like this was changed and ratios changed in 2007 for all type of deaths and or anything like that.

    Eating at the kiosks in the game (different ones in different EPs) can give your Sim different badges and or raise aspiration depending on which food. (Precursor to moodlets) (Larger buff on those foods..aka moodlet buffs in the making) Not surprised since Ron Humble and The Sims Studio took over TS2 in 2007 right before they created BV. Probably during the time we got two Season patches to change the ratios of injury and deaths etc... in those...yes, I'm not being sarcastic but grumbling how the game changed after that.

    Turkey will practically last your Sims all day. (Note a base game feature, not an EP feature like buffs in FT).

    I think I have rambled enough and didn't tell you all anything you didn't already know. There is so much in TS2's base game for others to discover, it would take weeks to tell them.














































  • Frogprincess_qFrogprincess_q Posts: 1,266 Member
    All that talk about the servos reminded me of the time my servo was watching the sky at a community lot and a satellite fell out of the sky and killed it. I think that I was never so stunned in all my time playing Sims 2. Sadly, he was the only playable sim on the lot so it had to quit without saving because I couldn't send him home. It never happened again in all my time playing Sims 2.
  • GalacticGalGalacticGal Posts: 8,864 Member
    Just to let you know, if you have two toddlers on the lot, they can fight over a bottle! I used to love this interaction. You have to be quick, though, so that the first toddler doesn't finish off the bottle, before the second one can come 'grab' it.
  • cleo00cleo00 Posts: 655 Member
    I bought my Michael Cera sim a hamster/gerbil/whatever it is. While zoomed in I noticed it standing on its hind legs reaching up the side of the cage like it wanted to get out. It was adorable.
    I guess I just never managed to zoom in on it before in all of my playing.
  • TadOlsonTadOlson Posts: 9,986 Member
    I just discovered I can have a single parent go out for groceries while their child is a toddler and not have to pay for a baby sitter.It's the result of a Mod I installed to fix the single parents with toddlers issues.It's impossible without this Mod to have a single parent raising a toddler alone.
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  • cleo00cleo00 Posts: 655 Member
    @TadOlson is that really a discovery though if it's a mod and not something the game does automatically? Mods add so many features to the game that may or may not have been there before.
    I also don't know why you'd want to bring your toddler to the community lot unless there was things for them to do :D it'd be like bringing an infant and just leaving it on the sidewalk.


    I discovered last night that your sims wave at their pets like they do other sims. Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think they do that in ts3.
  • Frogprincess_qFrogprincess_q Posts: 1,266 Member
    TadOlson wrote: »
    I just discovered I can have a single parent go out for groceries while their child is a toddler and not have to pay for a baby sitter.It's the result of a Mod I installed to fix the single parents with toddlers issues.It's impossible without this Mod to have a single parent raising a toddler alone.
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    You can actually order groceries on the phone and have them delivered. I have played quite a few single parents. Another, much more time consuming way, to get food points for the fridge without leaving the house is gardening and fishing.
  • TadOlsonTadOlson Posts: 9,986 Member
    I always wanted to be able to have single parents go out to buy groceries without needing a babysitter for their toddlers and I found a Mod that allowed that and another one that allows them to use stairs like a child can.These Mods are in MTS like the one that stops NPC neighbors from taking over the apartments and getting into fights with each other.I also found some great Mods to fix the fights on community lots like a shrub to set a limit on lot visitors and one allowing your sim to ask others to leave.
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