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"The Complete Beginners Guide" Guide for Sims 2
-Table of Contents- 1 -- Controls 2 -- Creating a Sim 3 -- Needs/Mood 4 -- Careers 5 -- Skills 6 -- Multiplayer --1--Controls-- (These controls asume that you are using Direct Mode) Move Sim - Left Analog Stick Zoom/Rotate - Right Analog Stick Select - X Freeze - L1 Fast Forward - R1 Switch Sims - R2/L2 Cancel interaction - Triangle Open/Close Pause Interface - Start Button --2--Creating A Sim Begin by choosing to be a boy or girl, of course. The four portraits at the top of the screen are your grandparents. The middle ones are your parents. Your sim is in the middle. You can keep repeating until you find one that you like. You can always change your appearance later. If you are in Freeplay, you can also Add and change 3 other family members. --3--Needs/Mood --Needs-- Social -- Stay Social by talking on the phone, to other sims, or chatting online. Bladder -- Be sure to get into the bathroom enough so you don't end up leaving a mess in your living room! Hygeine -- Wash your hands or take a shower/bath to keep your sim smelling like flowers! Hunger -- Keep your tummy silent by filling it up with some goodies :) Fun -- Do something entertaining such as watching tv, dancing, partying, etc... Energy -- Take a nap or get an energy drink Comfort -- Rest in a chair, or do something, well, comfortable! Room -- Stay in a roomy environment to keep your Room Bar full! --Death-- If you have extremely low needs your sim could die. You might also die by interacting with certain objects that you are not good with such as repairing a tv and getting electrocuted. --Wants and Fears-- Accomplish your wants to move on in career mode. Gold wants will help you progress. Platinum Wants will unlock another location for you in career mode. Also, you can call a Therapist if you are having trouble with your wants/fears. --4--Careers-- There are 10 different career paths. You can find yourself as nice job by reading the newspaper or looking online. YOu can advance in your job by building skills that have something to do with your current career path. --5--Skills-- There are seven different skills in The Sims 2. Here they are: Cooking - Cook a meal and read cookbooks Mechanical - Study a Mechanical book or repair things Charisma - Practice Speaking or Kissing or write a blog Body - Exercise or use a punching bag Logic - Play chess, design a game, or read a book Creativity - Play a musical instrument or paint something on an easel Cleaning - Clean up around your house --6--Multiplayer You can play together in 2-Player mode. You will not be able to Fast Forward unless both players hold R1. But you can still Freeze Time. ---- Copyright (c) ACA 2010. All Rights Reserved.