How do I install files I’ve downloaded for The Sims 2?

Unzip the files (for example by using WinRAR) to your Downloads folder. Where exactly you’ll find that folder depends on your operating system:

If you have no idea what I just said, there are excellent step-by-step instructions at ModTheSims. They are written to help users who download from MTS, so the screenshots used to illustrate it are from there, but the installation procedure is the same no matter from where you’ve downloaded your files.

Also, for custom objects and/or recolours of Maxis objects to work in your game, you have to have the CEP installed. See the link for more info.

Can I use your items if I have the Ultimate Collection?

Since the UC contains all EPs and SPs, yes, you can use my items no matter which EP/SP they require.

What are your poly counts?

Low poly = < 1000 polys
Medium poly = (approx.) 1000 – 2000 polys
High poly! = 2000+ polys

With high poly objects I will also note approximately how many polys they have, just so you know whether the object in question has 2047 polys or 7000. (For the record, my highest poly object to date is my decorative sextant, which has a little over 6500 polys. That’s an exception, though; most of my high poly objects fall within the 2000 – 3000 poly range.)

Can you teach me how to make my own clothes/objects for The Sims 2?

Sorry, but no. I’m busy enough as it is with my own projects, and I also – believe it or not 😉 – have a Real Life, so I really don’t have the time to teach anybody anything. But if you want to learn, there are some excellent tutorials out there that can help you, such as at ModTheSims.

Can you make [this item] for The Sims 3 or 4?

No. I don’t make things for either of those games; I don’t have them and I’m not getting them, either. I’m quite happy with The Sims 2.

May I convert your things for The Sims 3 or 4?

For your own, personal use, sure – but not to share with others. I don’t play either game and I don’t want my things to get converted for them. Sorry. (On the extremely rare occasions when I have given someone permission to convert something of mine, they have been people I know well and also know are good creators.)
      The exception is my TSM conversions. Since those meshes and textures weren’t mine to begin with, you may do whatever you dang well please with them. Boil them, mash them, stick them in a stew – I don’t care. You don’t even have to give me credit for them (I mean, all I did was extract them and sometimes tweak the mesh/texture a little to make it more Sim 2-ish) – unless you want to, of course, then it’s much appreciated.

I want [this item] for my game; can you make it for me?

I usually don’t take requests, but if it’s something I can find use for in my own game and/or I think it sounds fun to make, and if I don’t have too much on my plate otherwise, then I might do it anyway. It doesn’t hurt to ask, just as long as you’re aware I might say no.
      If I do say yes, you need to know that I’m not a fast worker. 😳 Sometimes, there are other things I want/need to finish first; sometimes I’m low on spoons and can’t spend as much time simming as I’d like; sometimes, I’ll get an idea in my head that I just have to make right NOW lest it drives me nuts; and sometimes I just need to step away from the game for a bit and do something completely different to clear my head. But I promise I will finish requests I’ve accepted, even if it might take a while.