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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2014, 10:45:03 PM »
I believe this had already been posted. I'm on my phone, though, and can't check.
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« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2014, 10:59:46 PM »
It has been. I'm merging it with the main thread on the TS2 promotion.
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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2014, 06:26:54 AM »
I think it's only until the end of the month, but if you choose 'Redeem Product Code' in Origin and put in I-LOVE-THE-SIMS you will get Sims 2 with all expansions included free.
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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2014, 07:07:36 AM »
We have a thread foor this announcement already, I'll merge this with it.
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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2014, 01:30:18 PM »
I'm currently downloading my copy of the game. I registered the day it came out but I've only just got home. The game is 40% downloaded and so far I've been waiting about 30 minutes. Hurry up laptop, I want to play!
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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2014, 04:51:01 AM »
As a player who came late to the whole Sims thing, this was an offer I can't refuse. Its a 12gb download so it looks likes I'll be doing the house work while I wait for the chance to play it!

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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2014, 06:39:03 AM »
I've decided to have a play Sims 2 for a bit and see what I can do as far as challenges go. My sim needed some fun and is playing Sims 3 :D On the screen you can see a park and some rabbitholes, like city hall, the bistro, theatre and grocery store!



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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2014, 01:20:07 PM »
I've decided to have a play Sims 2 for a bit and see what I can do as far as challenges go. My sim needed some fun and is playing Sims 3 :D On the screen you can see a park and some rabbitholes, like city hall, the bistro, theatre and grocery store!

I noticed that. Maybe it was showing what the Sunset Valley/Base Game World was going to look like originally.
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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2014, 10:58:26 PM »
That was the easter egg they came out with about a year before sims3 came out.   Sort of like the bat that is hanging under the trampoline in sims3.
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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2014, 02:27:31 PM »
I am so happy to hear this and eager to see if it works on my pc. I got Sims 3 only because when I got a new computer that had Windows 8, Sims 2 wouldn't work at all, and when  I contacted EA's support about it at that time, they just said Sims 2 was not compatible with Windows 8. But that was some years ago, so if they fixed it now I'd be so happy! :)

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« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2014, 03:08:56 PM »
I'm playing with Windows 8 and the game works brilliantly on my mid-range laptop.
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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2014, 03:37:57 PM »
I know we're all about Sims3 and soon Sims4, but if you've been curious about Sims2 here's how to get your digital download free.  Go to your Origin account and sign in.  Go to your account profile and select edit account.  A drop down box should appear with one selection being, "Redeem Product Code".  Click on that and type in I-LOVE-THE-SIMS exactly as I typed it.  You can then go to your games and download it free.  I already have Sims2 in boxed sets but now I can play anytime I get bored with Sims3, (as if!), just by clicking on my Sims2 icon. 
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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2014, 03:42:12 PM »
Oo, thank you for that, Joria.

Is it just for the base game, or is it for all the expansions too?

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« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2014, 04:25:48 PM »
Oo, thank you for that, Joria.

Is it just for the base game, or is it for all the expansions too?
The Sims 2 Collection is the base game, and expansions they put out.

And don't mind if this thread gets moved as we've got a similar topic in the Babble Board.

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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2014, 04:26:23 PM »
From what I understand, it's all EPs and SPs.

I'm also merging this with the main thread about the promo on the Babble Board. :)
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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #40 on: July 28, 2014, 04:36:19 PM »
I downloaded it and it works fine until I enter Create-A-Sim and it crashes after something like 5 seconds.  :( Anybody else have this problem? I think I should try uninstalling and reinstalling . . .
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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #41 on: July 30, 2014, 01:14:48 PM »
I know this isn't about sims 3, but I didn't know where else to put it. My best friend sent me a link to get sims 2, every SP and EP for free.

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ea-giving-the-sims-2-away-for-free-on-origin-along/1100-6421269/

I already got mine, it's downloading now, I'm kinda excited to see what 2 was all about.

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« Reply #42 on: July 30, 2014, 01:38:01 PM »
I'm merging this with the main thread on the free TS2 promo. :)

I have it too, but now I just need the motivation and extra time to play it. I played TS2 with friends, but I never owned the game and I forget basically everything about it. Oops!
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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #43 on: July 30, 2014, 02:42:34 PM »
Sorry Trip, I didn't see this thread before I posted. I've downloaded it and it's running in the background. Kinda nervous about playing it as I don't know the cheat codes for this one lol. Ah well I'm guessing if I can play sims 3 I should be able to play 2!!

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« Reply #44 on: July 30, 2014, 03:38:04 PM »
There are a lot of cheats Esther1981, and in fact, you can see where the ones in Sims 3 came from :D  (If you go back to Sims 1, there is a definite lineage)

Here are some more minor ones.  I do believe you have to enable the cheats with the following first:

Open the cheat menu by pressing Ctrl + Shift + C, then entering the following:
boolProp testingCheatsEnabled true

If you wish to access outfits, hairstyles, etc. used by NPCs in the game, or otherwise locked outfits (like career ones...I always loved the Paranormal shaman outfit), then  while in Create - A - Sim, press Shift + N to access the outfits.  Press Shift + M to disable the outfits.

For what we would consider normal cheats:
Press CTRL + SHIFT + C to access the cheat window
Cheat            -   Effect
motherlode    -   Gives 50,000 Simoleans
aging off       -    turns off aging
aging on       -    turns on aging
unlockcareerrewards  -  allows you to access all career rewards


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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #45 on: July 30, 2014, 04:18:25 PM »
Thank you Bri!! Is there a make needs static cheat?

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« Reply #46 on: July 30, 2014, 04:36:56 PM »
Thank you Bri!! Is there a make needs static cheat?
Actually, there is, and is similar to the one in Sims 3.

Now, it has been a while, so I might be a little off, but you need to enable cheats (as mentioned above).  Then press Shift + Click (with the mouse) on the Mailbox.  A series of things should pop up from there.  From there, look for the one that says Fill Needs.  Choosing that, there should then be an option to make Needs Static.

There is an alternate way, I believe.  Shift + Click on the mailbox, and choose, I think it is called Spawn, and there should be something there called Sim Modder.  If you choose it, then a small baby should appear.  Clicking on this should allow you to max motives anytime.

However, the easiest and one I recommend are two codes. 

First, use this:
maxmotives   -  This makes everything maximum
motivedecayoff  -  Turns the needs falling off.  You may have to reuse this if a new family member is added, though :)

Something to bear in mind is if you are trying to potty train a child, you can't have the appropriate Need fulled (the baby has to sort of er...want to go...otherwise she will just drop off the potty)




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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #47 on: July 30, 2014, 06:08:03 PM »
Hey, im not sure if this if i can ask here, but is this only available in the US? i'm traveling and im trying to redeem the code and it doesnt seem to be working for me

edit: turns out i already had it redeemed and didn't realize, so it is working for me now, sorry!

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« Reply #48 on: July 31, 2014, 03:38:41 AM »
I really need to play this.

I just keep bouncing between my 3 stories at the moment.

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« Reply #49 on: July 31, 2014, 09:30:47 PM »
I miss a couple things from 3. I miss the button to follow your sim, I had to keep hitting it to follow him. I also can't figure out how to get him a point in charisma, I can't find the library and the bookcase he has doesn't have it. :(

On the positive side, it didn't let me type in the codes, I was probably typing it wrong, but I was able to keep him happy!! I say thanks to the sims 3 for this!!  ;D

 

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