PlantSims have green skin with vine-like tattoos, special leaf or flower made hair and yellow eyes, and will obtain a gold gardening badge when they become a PlantSim, if they didn't already have one. In order to become a PlantSim, a Sim must spray their orchard trees or plants in excess. The PlantSim condition can be cured by calling a Garden Club member or gypsy matchmaker and buying a potion.
PlantSims only age within three life stages: toddler, adult and elder. Besides aging differences, they have three needs: sunlight, water and love. PlantSims also gain a prank interaction pollen cloud , the ability to release spores of happiness , and the ability to reproduce. Spawned offspring begin life as toddlers and have a gold gardening badge and the same skills and personality as their parent.
With a high enough gardening skill, Sims can talk to plants and turn a hum-drum orange tree, vegetable or fruit plant grow to vibrant status, thereby increasing the harvest yield. The new juicer object allows Sims to create custom juices from their own harvest.
Seasons was officially announced in an EA press release on December 12, And because each season unfolds differently, winter, spring, summer and fall will look different from the year before, guaranteeing a fresh experience each season," Although the official announcement occurred on December 12, the expansion had been announced on the website six days before,  and flyers found in Pets had also advertised it.
Weather was originally planned to be an element in The Sims 2 , The Sims 2 preview at E3 demonstrated rain and lightning effects. Rain would fall inside sim's homes and Maxis was unable to resolve it before launch. Hacks did exist to make rain possible in the game, but these too were glitchy and were not supported by Maxis.
On December 1, , several major fansites were invited to Maxis Redwood Shores to take a look at the game. Final decisions regarding content and gameplay had not been made. The pack received several new graphical features. The snow effects were created using a technique called procedural generation. Pools were also updated with effects such as reflective-water and real-time shadows. The flooring and walls of pools were also made customisable.
It was released released in North America on September 4, The pack focuses on travelling, similar to The Sims: Vacation. This is the last expansion pack for The Sims 2 to be ported to macOS. The player can choose to take a single Sim, or a group on a vacation to one of these areas. While on vacation, Sims do not have to work or go to school. Each destination has its own secret lot which can be found by getting a secret map. One of the ways a player can get a map is by digging on terrain.
Players can also create custom destinations or buy vacation homes. There are many new NPCs including ninjas , pirates , fire dancers , local chefs, various hotel staff, etc. Sims can learn different things such as dances, massage and gestures from the locals at vacation destinations.
There are also tours that Sims can go on. Random chance cards can be answered which determine the outcome of the tour. There are also several souvenirs that Sims can buy that are different for each vacation destination. After returning home from a successful vacation, a Sim may receive some temporary vacation bonuses, like an extra want, or improved job performance.
A less successful vacation might cause jet lag instead. An option called "Real Estate" can be selected and the Sim can purchase a Vacation Home in the destination of their choice. Two new types of roofs are included; they are pagodas and curved edge roof.
There are also Asian-style windows, doors and wallpaper. Some new objects include hotel theme object sets, massage table, hot springs, tropical, mountain and far east foliage, etc. The sauna, tent and hammock are new objects. There are also several new hairstyles and clothes that include kimono, swimming gear and hula skirts.
Sims may also acquire jewelry like watches, earrings, nose piercings and bracelets during Create-a-Sim and on vacation. Each vacation place gives Sims new jewelry that they can set to their different outfits. Beaches provide a new range of Sim interactions like "comb for shells" or "build a sand castle", or even "get in" to swim in the ocean, and "sunbathe", which can tan or burn the Sim.
Players can also place beaches at a neighborhood. Some hotels are placed on beaches. The second available area is the Woodlands, which is similar to a campground. Sims may camp in a tent or stay at a wooden lodge. The Sims may also sit around a campfire or go log riding. Sims who find a secret map may discover the secret of Bigfoot while visiting the "secret lot". The Far East allows Sims to experience Eastern culture. In the Far East location, Sims may play mahjong, get massages and drink tea at special tables.
Sims may even see a ninja and may learn the art of teleportation. They may meet some of the locals and learn how to bow from them. A secret lot is also available here. Sims can take snapshots or movies on vacation. The player may also walk to other lots instead of driving or calling a cab. The new radio stations from this pack include: Local music, World music, Big Band, and Vacation themed music. It is also possible to create hotels for Sims.
With this expansion, Sims can pursue employment in five new careers including dance , entertainment , intelligence , oceanography and architecture. While the bar is filled, the Sim is " in the zone ", shown graphically as a white glow around the Sim; causing their needs to decay more slowly than usual, as to allow extra time on that hobby. FreeTime includes a new neighborhood named Desiderata Valley.
The expansion also adds new secret lots  and adds a special character, a Genie. The Genie will grant the Sim three wishes though the wishes have a chance of backfiring. Once the Sim uses the three wishes, the Genie will disappear.
More video games are playable on Sims' computers and game consoles. Other games such as pool and chess also contribute to the hobby enthusiasm. Sims can also challenge each other in a video game competition in community lots. The televisions now also feature movies that Sims can watch, which are movie clips featured in "How Do You Play?
There are ten hobbies in FreeTime. Each offers different unlockable benefits or new activities and also a pass to enter into secret lots. Doing an activity which is related to the specific hobby increases enthusiasm to that hobby. As enthusiasm increases for each hobby, there are a number of new actions introduced to the Sim in that area. These rewards and benefits will stay constant for the Sim provided the hobby enthusiasm is kept high enough to warrant them.
The highest reward is to be in 'The Zone'. In addition, an activity table is available allowing toddlers and children to paint and play with blocks. Cooking, watching cooking shows and having meals are activities related to culinary. Cuisine hobby allows Sims to unlock new foods: chips , cheese and appetizers. Moreover, Sims may now enter a food contest by submitting a dish to be judged. Finally, a new nectar table is available in buy mode.
Sims can now choose the cover, title and plot when writing a novel. Players may now choose which book for their Sim to read instead of reading a single generic book. Sims can also discuss books they have read, and a variety of films can now be viewed on the television. Other than working out, swimming or performing yoga , Sims with a high enough interest in Fitness can go jogging , get protein drinks out of their fridge, and use an exercise bike. In addition, athletic outfits have been given a greater selection from more than just sweatsuits and children are also given athletic wear.
Sims can now play the violin and the synthesizer as well as the piano and guitar, bass and drums if University is installed. They can also practice ballet on the ballet barre, enter dance contests and also teach their toddlers nursery rhymes. Nature-loving Sims find gardening, fishing, bug collecting and birdwatching interesting. If the Sim goes hiking there is a chance they will find an unusual bug which will start a bug collection. This can be hung on a wall or put on a table. When a Sim goes hiking he also runs the risk of being followed home by angry swarms of bees.
Science hobby items gained with FreeTime include an ant farm and new telescope interactions. Sims can now choose to search for planets, constellations and UFOs. Sims can also choose to summon aliens. When they use this interaction as an adult or teen, they get abducted, regardless of their gender, but only adult male Sims will become impregnated with an alien child. Tinkering allows Sims to tinker various electronic devices in the house and also restoring a car to sell it for profit.
The restored car can be painted to a different color. There is also a new train set which a Sim can decorate and design. These upgrades may be passive, context-sensitive, and reduce the speed at which the Sim depletes mood motives. There are four upgrades in each of four categories: Life, Work, the Sim's current Aspiration, and Secondary Aspiration, which lets the Sim choose a secondary Aspiration, and then unlocks access to that Aspiration's first three upgrades.
Sims with a secondary Aspiration will begin to exhibit Wants and Fears related to it. Five new career tracks and their reward objects are added with FreeTime. These are oceanographers, entertainers, architects, dancers, and intelligence agents. Oceanographers can earn a koi pond, entertainers can get their own star of fame, architects can use their own drafting table, dancers can receive an improved ballet bar and intelligence agents can use a listening device.
The Lifetime Aspiration feature is enhanced in this expansion. It is displayed as a segmented bar next to the standard Aspiration meter, and for every segment filled the player is awarded a Lifetime Aspiration Point, which they can redeem on various new abilities. FreeTime introduces new items, including a basketball hoop, pottery wheel, toddler activity table, modular synthesizer, hobby train table and others including new furniture for the nursery.
The game also has outfits related to their hobby, for instance a Cuisine Sim can buy a dress with an apron. The sewing machine can be used by a Sim to make curtains for his or her home in colors. A flyer included in later copies of some packs announced Apartment Life. Magic is re-introduced to the franchise, as well as new features like Sims' relationships with neighbors inhabiting the same apartment building, interacting with an NPC landlord, a new reputation system , and new activities for publicly accessible lots.
Pre-orders began on August 27, , via Origin. It features many apartments, and San Francisco 's Painted Ladies townhouses. Other buildings in this neighborhood include a trailer park , libraries , coffee shops , and grocery stores in addition to several parks. When there is a family living in an apartment building, there will be a green apartment icon over the house.
Apartment Life adds several social interactions for Sims. Children have new special interactions to use with their peers, as do toddlers. Parents and teenagers can now also play " Peekaboo " with toddlers. Apartment Life also lets Sims live in apartments in low or high-rent districts, and allows up to four user-controllable families within an apartment building. The player also has the option to look for roommates whom the player can choose, but not control.
When the player reviews potential roommates the player is given a basic personality to help the player decide which roommate would best suit. Though roommates cannot be controlled, the player can view a scale that tells the player how satisfied they are. A sim may become a witch or warlock by building a strong relationship with an NPC magic user until the option to request the transformation becomes available.
Spells may be cast by using specific ingredients i. A character's alignment depends entirely on the alignment of the spells that they cast. A good spell will move the witch or warlock towards the "Infallibly Good" end, while an evil spell will push the caster towards the "Atrociously Evil" side. Spell availability is determined by the caster's magic skill level and alignment.
The most potent powers of good and evil such as Throne creation, zombification, revivification are reserved exclusively for witches and warlocks on the extreme ends of the good or evil alignments. A Sim's initial alignment depends on the alignment of the witch or warlock who initiated them into the magical mysteries. Evil magic users can light fires, cause sickness, and even bring zombies to life. Good magic users are able to create happiness, put out fires, and bring the dead back to life.
Players with both Pets and Apartment Life will be able to have witch's spectral cats. Even if the player does not have Pets , ' lap dogs ' are available for purchase in buy mode. Apartment Life adds a number of playground objects, including a jungle gym , playground slide , merry-go-round , and monkey bars. New furniture items include a Murphy bed , open mic stand, break dancing mat, trash chute, apartment mailboxes, vibrating bed, vending machines, witch-themed furnishings, in addition to new TV sets and a large fish tank.
Build mode adds new types of objects and tools, such as spiral stairs, a new elevator in addition to all elevators previously included in Open for Business , built-in wardrobes , visible ceilings, heating and cooling windows as well as new wall, floor, garage door, and door styles. While the Sims are living in an apartment, as with university dorms, they will only be able to change the floors and wallpaper within the apartment, as well as place miscellaneous Build Mode objects like marble columns.
Also new with Apartment Life is the ceiling. A new degree angle view in build mode will make it possible to view the Sims' ceiling which can be covered in the floor tile of the player's choice. When players move playable Sims into an apartment, NPC characters will move into the other apartments if the player doesn't move other Sims into them.
There is now a new meter called the reputation meter, which shows how high the reputation of a Sim is, the more friendly the Sim is with others, the higher it goes. As the meter increases, the player gains rewards which help them with their occupation, aspiration, and living.
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On the other hand our stores have such hard restrictions on them that I think the chance is little. But of course i digned. Oops - I bought it a while back, before I had internet at home. I didn't realise the contents were stolen. To be fair, it's not very good. Don't get me wrong, the items and skins are great, but the "items manager" isn't very good at all and only works for the items on the disk. Sim Explorer is much better, and legit. Don't buy it - its a rip-off and you can get everything via the web anyway.
In hindsight I think the money would have been better spent donating to the sites directly. PS - Oh, and I'll see if the shop I bought it still sells it, and speak to the manager. NFG , Dec 15, Never seen it before. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Show Ignored Content. Share This Page Tweet.
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