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How Did YOU Discover The Sims Franchise?

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  • Bettyboop55Bettyboop55 Posts: 2,630 Member
    Through a a family member
    My nephew came to stay with us and brought TS1 on console. He did not get the console back until he went home. When I heard TS2 was coming out for PC I got the game and the rest, as they say, is history.
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    Sim enim est vita
  • adduapinaadduapina Posts: 486 Member
    Through a a family member
    My dad bought The Sims: Livin' It Up for me as a Christmas present when it was released. I didn't even have The Sims then, so off we went to buy it in the following day. I was 10 or 11 at the time. It was huge for me for many reasons, but most importantly the game was only playable in English which is not my native language and the first weeks and months I needed to have my vocabulary book next to me at all times while playing. Brings back memories :) It's actually thanks to TS that I'm certified as CEFR level C1 English speaker at this time.
    "Though now long estranged, man is not wholly lost nor wholly changed."
    -J.R.R. Tolkien

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  • LootLoot Posts: 48 Member
    Other
    I don't remember too long ago
  • RouensimsRouensims Posts: 1,967 Member
    Other
    Through an insert in a Sim City CD.
    Ooh Be Gah!! Whipna Choba-Dog? Whipna Choba-Dog!! :smiley:
  • CynnaCynna Posts: 2,072 Member
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    I saw the first The Sims ad on television.

    Before the game was launched, I used home design software to live out my building and interior decoration fantasies. It was a big hobby of mine, even when I was a kid. I had sketch pads full of floor plans and room decor designs. I thought that home design software was just the thing to scratch my itch. It worked, for a while. However, after designing and decorating every detail of a build, I always felt a bit let down. I remember wishing that the little cardboard cutout people that I could place in those homes could come to life and utilize what I'd created.

    When I saw the first TS ad, I realized that my dream had come true. I jumped into the Sims series headfirst and I never looked back. Although I don't enjoy the building part as much as I used to, I still adore decorating. Moreso, I enjoy watching and directing the lives of little Sims people. I'll be a life simulation addict for life! :D
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  • SleepstarSleepstar Posts: 298 Member
    Through a a family member
    My cousin introduced me to The Sims when our family was visiting my grandmother's house (shortly after she and my late grandfather moved into the converted bungalow) when she was playing The Sims 2 on my grandmother's computer. I was in my early teens then, and I created a family called The Molyneux Family (consists of an elder named Daphne, her son and daughter and her grandkids); while playing, I created a backstory for Daphne and why she was in Strangetown. A few months later, on my fourteenth birthday, I received The Sims 2 on the promise I was to play the game on weekends. So when I finally got The Sims 3, I decided that one family I was going to create is the Molyneux Family using bits and pieces of Daphne's story I created a long time ago.
    Currently aiming to get all harvestables produce in The Sims 3 (On the Store now)
    The Oakley Legacy. Update: Generation 1: Dennis, Iris, Bede (Teen), Rose, Marcus
  • gothprincess4evergothprincess4ever Posts: 2,075 Member
    Through a friend
    I was originally introduced to The Sims 1 through a friend back in late 2000. I was almost 10 years old and she built me a house and created two brand new Sims in CAS (loosely based on Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger -it was the phase of magic back then, I miss the memories) and she showed me how to make them have jobs, slowly build their relationship and so on. I was hooked right in and haven't looked back ever since.
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  • ClousinatorsClousinators Posts: 13 New Member
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    I was out shopping with my grandmother when I saw the magic expansion for The Sims 1. I didn't realize it was an expansion, and I was really into magic at the time so I insisted on having it. brought it home super excited and when I tried installing was when I realized I needed the base game. I got it the next weekend and have pretty much played it since
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