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:
- Windows XP and below: Documents and Settings\[Your User Account]\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
- Windows Vista/Windows 7/Mac: Users\[Your User Account]\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
- Ultimate Collection: Users\[Your User Account]\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
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?
= < 1000 polys
= (approx.) 1000 – 2000 polys
= 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 are in 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 [some 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.
Can I convert your things for The Sims 3 or 4?
For your own, personal use, sure – but not to upload anywhere. I don’t play either 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 have known for a long time, and also know are good creators.)
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 it sounds fun to make, and if I don’t have too much on my plate otherwise, then I might still do it. It doesn’t hurt to ask, just as long as you’re aware I might say no.
You *GASP* made an item that doesn’t fit my personal preferences and playing style!!