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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #50 on: July 31, 2014, 09:45:56 PM »
You still hit "shift/Ctrl  C" and then just type in "kaching", "motherlode" or "maxmotives".  It took me a while to remember that again, lol.  Charisma is just talking in front of the mirror. :)
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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #51 on: July 31, 2014, 11:06:04 PM »
From memory, toddlers had a pink bunny toy that teaches charisma, too. I haven't gotten to the toddler stage yet.

I'm playing an unofficial immortal dynasty - unofficial for obvious reasons. Instead of max skill I'm going for max freetime hobby, and a unique liftetime want - those at least are similar to Sims 3. I'm not sure how I'll compensate for opportunities yet. They will each have to complete a unique aspiration reward tree, and each have a unique aspiration reward object or two. Instead of ambrosia, they will need to keep buying those hourglass thingies with their aspiration points. It's shaping up interesting so far. My founder has graduated with a 4.0 GPA, founded a Greek house on the largest size lot, and has moved in her future spouse (no marrying in University, so they'll wait until they move back to Pleasantview).



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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #52 on: August 01, 2014, 02:53:30 AM »
You still hit "shift/Ctrl  C" and then just type in "kaching", "motherlode" or "maxmotives".  It took me a while to remember that again, lol.
So do you have to type the boolprop cheat? I'm having him earn his money and so far it's going good, but he already wants expensive items, so I might "cheat" to get some extra cash!!
Charisma is just talking in front of the mirror. :)
*facepalm* Wow, you get used to the skill books, and you forget the old fashioned way LOL!!

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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #53 on: August 01, 2014, 05:50:24 AM »
Esther, if you right-click his portrait, you should be able to follow him, just like in Sims 3.

You can use the mirrors, or get the career reward for business (Execuputter), or you can have him buy a birdcage and talk to the bird for points.
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« Reply #54 on: August 01, 2014, 07:15:02 AM »
Nope, you don't have to type in anything except the command after you bring up the cheat window. :)
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« Reply #55 on: August 01, 2014, 02:33:13 PM »
Ok, I was double clicking the left button like 3.
Nope, you don't have to type in anything except the command after you bring up the cheat window. :)
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« Reply #56 on: August 01, 2014, 05:33:50 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

Sorry if you couldn't get the cheats to work.  I know they may be a bit fiddly; if someone else was able to get them to work, let us know.

As for increasing Charisma, I don't think you can read a book for them.  The easiest way?  Speak in front of a mirror.



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« Reply #57 on: August 01, 2014, 10:55:21 PM »
I couldn't get the boolprop to work, but motherlode does!

I'm having an issue that's literally driving me bonkers. When I bought my sim his first home, it was on a tiny lot. I've built his house as large as I can but it's still way to small for all the new items he's been asking for. I tried on the computer to find his own place, but it said to do it from the neighborhood button as he was the only adult on the lot. I went to the neighbors screen, packaged the lot, but I was only able to place his same small lot with his house on it. It's probably something simple I'm missing, but how can he move to a bigger lot/house??

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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2014, 08:29:59 PM »
I couldn't get the boolprop to work, but motherlode does!
It's been a while, but I can't remember whether it needed spaces or not.  I know I had it work for me, but Sims 2 could get a bit finicky that way

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, but I was only able to place his same small lot with his house on it. It's probably something simple I'm missing, but how can he move to a bigger lot/house??
There are a couple ways to do it.  The first I believe is to click on a newspaper (and computer, I think), and should be a window which says 'Find Own Place'  If you pick this, the person moves out, and should be on the bottom bar on the neighborhood screen.

The second option is to do it from the neighborhood screen.  There should be an icon which says something like Move Family to Bin.  Just move the Sims to the Sims bin, and don't move an occupied house.

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« Reply #59 on: August 02, 2014, 11:07:02 PM »
There are a couple ways to do it.  The first I believe is to click on a newspaper (and computer, I think), and should be a window which says 'Find Own Place'  If you pick this, the person moves out, and should be on the bottom bar on the neighborhood screen.
The second option is to do it from the neighborhood screen.  There should be an icon which says something like Move Family to Bin.  Just move the Sims to the Sims bin, and don't move an occupied house.
I tried the first one but it said he couldn't do it cause he was the only adult on the lot. I'll try the second!

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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #60 on: August 02, 2014, 11:44:15 PM »
Another difference I noticed, is that once a family is placed from the families bin, they are removed from the family bin. So no multiple copies of the same sim, and no re-using the same sim. You'll need to save them to the CAS bin if you want to re-use them I think. I had to do a factory reset to restore a family after I deleted them from the town, hoping I could place them from the bin again.

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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2017, 03:11:55 PM »
I know this is necroposting, but I just got evidence that we can still get the Sims 2 Ultimate Collection in 2017. I called EA (French version of EA's support), I explained that I had the discs and that I wished to have a digital version, with my discs next to me to show him, and in 5 minutes I got my download thanks to a very nice technician ! I'm so happy :)
So, dear readers, if you still want the Sims 2 UC, don't be afraid to still ask EA !

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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #62 on: June 15, 2017, 09:32:03 PM »
I'm too late for this, or I am not?

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« Reply #63 on: June 15, 2017, 09:38:03 PM »
It's really a hit and miss type of situation with getting Sims 2 UC. You'll need to contact EA's Customer Service to ask.

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Re: EA to give out The Sims 2 - Ultimate Collection for free!
« Reply #64 on: June 28, 2017, 07:34:13 PM »
I got Sims 2 ultimate collection by being nice to EA game advisor and explain to them why I want it