Teoalida’s first apartment block

In december 2011, after 3 years of little attention paid to gaming, I installed The Sims 2: Apartment Life. I love the expansion pack, but I hate the Maxis-built apartments, for several reasons: – Overall ugly buildings, few and small windows, some lots are entirely paved, no green space. – Most apartments looks small, being …

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Federal Fortress 3×3 452 (Maxis makeover)

I hate the Maxis-made houses, but the Federal Fortress looked nice, as I love symmetrical houses. I noticed that others did makeovers too, but they kept land size that is 4×4, a waste of land. Also they renovated it using some expansion packs. Personally I made it more beautiful without using any expansion pack, meaning …

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Tips and Tricks

Looking for a trick not listed in this page? Ask me! Leave a comment… and I may add it! Build mode not working, cannot build anything! That because you have the base game with a no-CD cracked .exe. I never found a working crack able to use build mode, so you can play the game with …

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Starter Homes tips

Always built houses THEN move family in them. NEVER move family to an empty lot then build the house, because only 80% of Build Mode costs are added to home value. The loss of money will be even bigger if you build, demolish and rebuild. A way to have a even better furniture in less than …

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House on a Tiny 1×2 Lot II

I has been criticized for making too squarish houses with too few rooms, so in July 2012 I decided to improve the original Tiny Lot House, now the house is even smaller and include also a pool. Kitchen is separated from living-dining while the upper floor plan are 3 rooms accessible via a small hallway. Designed for …

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The Sims 2 list of CHEATS

Miscellaneous Cheats help help [cheatname] exit expand autoPatch -on/off setLotLightingFile [filename] Nightlife and newer bugJarTimeDecay [on|off] Seasons (only?) Neighborhood Cheats changeLotZoning [residential | community | greek | dorm | secretsocietylot] University only terrainType [desert | concrete | temperate | dirt] Nightlife and newer changeLotZoning [residential | community | hotel | secretvacationlot] Bon Voyage only modifyNeighborhoodTerrain …

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L-Shaped house – Edition 2008

Since The Sims 1 era, the L-shaped houses were the basic accommodation for my family of 6 sims (I was playing 1 family all time), with pool, stairway leading to balcony, and I loved to fill entire courtyard with flowers. See  my first The Sims 2 house‎ (2005). This is 2008 version designed to be balanced between …

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List of updates (changelog)

I made this The Sims 2 blog in 2009, originally as ONE page, its URL was teoalida.webs.com/thesims.htm. Since August 2012 I made a new website www.teoalida.com to replace the crappy Webs.com one, and The Sims 2 section was a Category with 30+ pages. After adding non-gaming stuff on teoalida.com in November-December 2012 , I decided in February 2013 to give to The Sims 2 a sub-website …

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My first The Sims 2 house

I found these pictures while browsing old folders in my computer. They date back from 2005, taken with in-game camera so no high resolution available and no download link. Since 2003 when I got The Sims 1, most of my houses were L-shaped with balcony and external staircase, and whole courtyard was filled up with …

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The Sims 1 career tracks and jobs

I compiled an Excel database with all career tracks and job positions, showing also job description, salary, skills and friends required, etc. Summary of salaries is shown in this table: Career Game Job levels Change to     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10   Animal Care Unleashed $100 $160 $185 …

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