I’ve got something a bit different for you today
The team is constantly looking at ways they can improve the game and one of the items we are currently looking at is the retail system. We are interested in getting save files from those of you that have used retail for any length of time (as long as you’ve played with it even for a little bit it would help). Your save files will be helpful to allow us to make your gaming experience better.
If you’d like to provide us with a file feel free to respond with a download link here or you can send the link via PM
Just to clarify SimGuruDrake's request, the improvements we're making are mostly code rewrites to improve performance.
Any long term save data you can give us not only helps us test the performance of improvements, but also helps us prevent new bugs from being introduced, so please do send your saves to SimGuruDrake!
Global Community Manager for Maxis / The Sims