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The Sims Walkthrough

                             
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                   |          The Sims              |
                   |       FAQ/Walkthrough          |
                   |  By dwarfman1990 (Nick Comber) |
                   |         Version 1.02           |
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Version History
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Version 1.02 - Changed some of the ASCII art

Version 1.01 - Added 'Game Specification'
               Changed 'Outro and Thanks'
               Changed 'Legal Stuff'
               Corrected some spelling mistakes

Version 1.0 - Completed first write-up of the guide. Everything from the
              contents list has been included.


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CONTENTS
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1. Introduction
   a) Game Specification

2. Game Modes
   a) Get a Life
   b) Play The Sims
   c) Options
   d) Bonuses
   e) Credits

3. Get A Life Walkthrough
   a) Creating Your Sim
   b) Level 1: Dream House
   c) Level 2: Money From Mum
   d) Level 3: Reality Bites
   e) Level 4: Party Animals
   f) Level 5: Hot To Trot
   g) Level 6: Who Loves Ya Baby
   h) Level 7: The Last Simolen

4. Career Paths
   a) Military
   b) Slacker
   c) X-Treme
   d) Entertainment
   e) Musician
   f) Life of Crime

5. Play The Sims
   a) Creating a Neighbourhood
   b) Creating a Family
   c) Building a House - Basics
   d) Living Your Life

6. Multiplayer
   a) Co-operative Games
   b) Unlockable Mini Games

7. Items
   a) Full Item List
   b) Unlockable Items
   c) Using Items Effectively

8. Cheating
   a) Cheat Codes
   b) Action Replay/Gameshark Codes

9. Miscellanous
   a) Recommendations For Building a House
   b) Funny Things To Do

10. Outro and Thanks


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INTRODUCTION
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Welcome to my third FAQ, and my biggest yet, for The Sims. Please note that
this guide is for the PS2 version of the game, and not the PC version. If you
are just looking for one specific part of this FAQ all you have to do is press
Ctrl+F and then type in the title of the part you want to see from the
contents. Enjoy reading this FAQ and I hope it helps you!


Game Specification
------------------

Game Name: The Sims
Creators: EA Games and Maxis
System: Playstation 2
Players: 1-2
Analog Control: Compatible
Vibration Function: Compatible
Memory Card Capacity: 1593KB minimum



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GAME MODES
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This section tells you about what all the different game modes are and what
they allow you to do.


Get A Life
----------

This starts the story game of The Sims, where you create yourself as a Sim and
play in a story with 7 levels to complete. See the 'Get a Life Walkthrough'
section for a full guide on this mode.


Play The Sims
-------------

This allows you to start an open-ended game like what you do on the PC version
of this game. You can start you own neighbourhood, create your own family and
create your own house.


Options
-------

This allows you to configure The Sims to your every desire. Below is a list of
what options does what: 

Free Will - Choose whether your sims will do things on their own or whether
            you have to tell them everything they do. Turn ON or OFF.

Controller Vibration - Choose if you want your controller to vibrate when
                       certain things happen in the game. Turn ON or OFF.

Auto Center - Choose whether you want the game to automatically centre the
              screen for you. Turn ON or OFF.

Sound Effects Volume - Choose how loud you want the sound effects to be in the
                       game. Choose from 1-10.

Music Volume - Choose how loud you want the music to be in the game. Choose
               from 1-10.

Screen Adjust - Adjust the placement of the screen manually.


Bonuses
-------

This will bring you to the menu for where you can play the mini-multiplayer
games. Note that the bonus games are unlockable, please see my 'Multiplayer'
section for an explanation of all the multiplayer games and how to unlock
them.


Credits
-------

Displays the names of all the wonderful people who helped make The Sims.


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GET A LIFE WALKTHROUGH
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This is, for the most part, the most important part of this FAQ. This is a
complete, in-depth walkthrough to the Get A Life mode, which is the story mode
in The Sims.


Creating Your Sim
-----------------

The first screen you will come to after clicking on the 'Get a Life' button is
the screen in which you will create your sim. You can edit everything about 
your sim, below is a list of exactly what you can edit:

Family Name - Before you do anything, you must put in the surname of your sim.

Personal - You can edit your sim's first name, gender, and his/her personality
           points. Please look im the next section about Personality Points.

Body - Edit your sim's skin tone, body type (thin, normal or fat), what shirt
       they where and what colour it is, what they were on their legs and what
       colour that is and what shoes (if any) they where and what colour they
       are.

Head - Edit your sim's face style, hairstyle and hat type and the colour of
       that, facial hair (if any) and the colour of that, eye colour and
       accessories (glasses or earrings and necklaces).

Then click on done when you are finished creating your sim. Now your life can
begin!

Note - To find out the choices when creating a child sim, look at the 'Play
       The Sims' section of this guide.


Level 1: Dream House
--------------------

DIFFICULTY - Very Easy
GOALS - None

After creating your sim you are taken to a massive house with lots of
expensive accessories. This is your chance to get to know the controls a bit
better. You can 'Use' an item by hovering over it and clicking on the X
button. After about 5 seconds you get a message that comes up which is your
sim wondering where the hell he is. Click X after you have read this message.
Straight afterwards, in a flurry of smoke, a hot woman appears right in front
of you. Then, for no apparent reason, you kiss. Your sim must know the woman
because he says 'Roxy, what are you doing here?' straight after the kiss. Roxy
then walks over to the hot tub and gets in. After about 10 seconds, Roxy
invites you to join her in the hot tub. When you get in, the level is
completed. But remember, you don't have to get in the tub straight away,
explore a bit, as you might not see any of the items in this house for a long
time.


Level 2: Money From Mom
-----------------------

DIFFICULTY - Easy
GOALS - Borrow $800 from Mom
        Cook dinner without starting a fire
        Fix the TV
        Get A Job

After being in this massive house, you are woken up to what is more like a
slum rather than a house by your mum, it was all a dream! This is your first
proper level on The Sims. You main goal is to borrow $800 from your mum so you
can move out on your own. The first thing your mum does is break the TV, so
that is another goal for you to accomplish. You also may have noticed that you
have another goal other than getting the money from Mom, that is to cook a
dinner without starting a fire. OK, we'll start with fixing the TV. First, you
will need to study mechanical (just click on the bookcase, and select the
appropriate option) until you have 1 bar filled (hold the left directional
button to see how many bars you have in each skill). Now you are skilled
enough to fix the TV. It does take a while to fix the TV because you are so
unskilled but you can do it with only 1 bar. Next, let's cook dinner without
starting a fire. First, go to the bookcase a select 'Study Cooking'. Again,
study until you have 1 bar. Now you will definitely be able to cook once
without starting a fire. Go to the fridge and select 'Serve Lunch'. You sim
will now automatically take the food out of the fridge and cook it on the
oven. Now you have completed 2 out of 3 goals. Your next goal is the main one,
borrowing the money from your mum. The way to do this is to keep talking to
Mom until your relationship is over 50 (hold the right directional button to
view relationship statistics. Then compliment her a couple of times, then
select 'Borrow Money'. She will give you $100 everytime you ask her, so you
will have to ask 8 times to have enough money. Beware though, Mom will not
give you any money if she is in a bad mood, so make sure all of her mood bars
have at least a quarter green (hold the up directional button to view the mood
bars). After the eighth time, you will get a message saying that you have
enough money to move out, and then you will get another goal, 'Get A Job'.
To do this, you must simply go to the paper that is waiting for you outside,
and select 'Find A Job'. You will be shown a list of possible jobs you can
take, simply press X when you see the one that most appeals to you, and there
you have it, you have finished level 2!


Level 3: Reality Bites
----------------------

DIFFICULTY - Quite Easy
GOALS - Clean the place up
        Fix the broken stuff
        Get promoted to level 2
        Get promoted to level 3
        Increase house value from $34,561 to $35,711

This is the first level in the game that is going to take you some time.
After completing level 2, Mom recommends that you go and see a guy called Mr
Landgrabb to pay what she has lent you in rent to him for a house. You then
find yourself talking to a strange ginger haired person called Dudley outside
your new pad. He tells you that he will let you live in the house for free if
you can clean it up. He said that it was in such a state because he had too
many parties in there. So the first thing you should do is start clearing
things up. There is a lot of rubbish around, so this will take you about a day.
The next goal to work on should be fixing all of the broken stuff. I think that
the only stuff that is broken is the computer and the coffee machine, but I am
not sure. To fix the broken stuff you should have at least 1 mechanical point,
preferably 2. After fixing the broken stuff you need to get promoted. To do
this, all you have to do is press D-Pad left and looking at that menu, you have
to work on the points that are coloured in yellow. You can work on points by
buying something that will increase that certain skill (for example the
benchpress machine if you need to work on your 'body' skill). Once you are
promoted to level 2, you must then do the same method again because you need
to get promoted to level 3. The next goal is the one that is going to cost you
a bit, you must increase the house value by $1,150. All you have to do is buy
an item that costs equal or more than that amount. This will nearly wipe out
your finances. Anyway, after doing that you will have completed the level and
you will move out into Dudley's house! Well done!


Level 4: Party Animals
----------------------

DIFFICULTY - Very Hard
GOALS - Get promoted to level 4
        Get promoted to level 5
        Increase house value from $53,180 to $54,680
        Throw a raging party
        Move a with one of Dudley's friends at a party

For some reason this is one of the hardest levels in the game, and it is right
in the middle of the game! You are now in a house with Dudley and you can
control Dudley aswell. Don't bother doing anything with Dudley, just make sure
you send him to work on time every day. Dudley never does any housework so you
will either need to do it all yourself or hire a maid. OK, the first thing you
should work on is getting promoted to level 4 and level 5, again you just need
to work on the skill level coloured in yellow. Now you have to buy an item that
is worth $1,500 or above to increase the house value. Now tha hard bit comes
in, you have to throw a party that is 'raging'. This can be very hard to do.
To make a party raging you must first of all get loads of people over. Then you
should get Dudley to cook loads of burgers on the barbecue (about 3 plates),
then you should buy 2 hot tubs when you have the money. And last of all, you
should have a stereo in the garden playing out music. You will know if your
party is raging because one of the guests will tell you so. The hard thing
about it though is that nearly all of the time, before you party is raging the
police will come and close it down and all the guests will leave, you just have
to be lucky. The last goal is a pretty easy one if you do manage to throw a
raging party. You have to move out with one of the party guests. To do this,
simply pick someone that you quite like, and keep on talking to them and 
complimenting them until they are in love with you (relationship is over +80).
Then all you have to do is select 'Ask to be room mate' and, if you party is 
raging, they will move out with you and you will have completed the level! Well
done!


Level 5: Hot To Trot
--------------------

DIFFICULTY - Very Hard
GOALS - Get promoted to level 6
        Get promoted to level 7
        Increase house value from $46,050 to $48,050
        Throw a raging party
        Try to 'score' with a party guest

This level is pretty much the same as the last one, the only differences are
that you are getting promoted to levels 6 and 7, you have to buy an item worth
$2,000 or more and after throwing another raging party you are trying to
'score' with a party guest. To do this find someone you like of the opposite
sex and make them fall in love with you (relationship over +80), then press
'Score With', and if it is a raging party this will work and you will get
married right there and you will have completed the level and you and your new
wife will move in together.


Level 6: Who Loves Ya Baby
--------------------------

DIFFICULTY - Hard
GOALS - Get promoted to level 8
        Get promoted to level 9
        Increase house value from $69,404 to $73,404
        Have 2 babies
        Keep children in school

This level does not involve throwing raging parties so I actually think it is
slightly easier than the last 2 levels. You are now in a house with your new
wife. Don't get your wife a job because she is needed later on in this level.
OK, the first thing you should do is get promoted to level 8 and 9 by again
fufilling the yellow skill points. Then buy an item worth $4,000 or above to
increase the house value. Next the hard part comes in. 2 babies will appear and
you have to look after them and raise them into children. This is where your
wife comes in handy. The babies will need a lot of attention, they will
probably cry every 3 hours. So, build another room in your house with a bed,
a fridge, a toilet and a computer. Put your wife and the babies in that room so
that your sim isn't being woke up all the time so he isn't late for work and so
that when your baby does need attention the wife can do it immediately because
she will have everything that she needs to live in that room. After a while
your babies will grow into children. All you now have to do is keep them in
school. To do this, simply keep their grade at B or above by studying a little
bit every night. Then you have completed the penultimate level of The Sims!
Well done!


Level 7: The Last Simoleon
-------------------------

DIFFICULTY - Extreme
GOALS - Get promoted to level 10
        Send children to prep school
        Buy a yacht
        Throw a raging party

Well done, you have made it all the way to the last level of The Sims! OK, the
first thing you should do in this level is get your final promotion, to level
10, by again fufilling the skill points in yellow. Then you have to send your
kids to prep school, this is easy. All you have to do is get them a computer
each and get them to study for a few hours each night. They will be sent to
prep school when they have an A+ grade. It will cost $3,000 to send both of
them but you should have enough money to cover that by now. Then you have to
buy a yacht, this will cost $20,000, but again you should have enough to cover
the cost for that. Now you have to throw one last raging party. You need to
have a lot of friends round to make this one succeed. Once the party is raging,
you have completed the level, and you get a really cool ending sequence which
I won't spoil the surprise of.
You have now completed 'Get A Life' mode on The Sims, well done!!!


I hope this guide helped you!


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CAREER PATHS
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This section will give you a description of every career path you can possibly
follow in The Sims, it will also tell you all the stages of promotion and the
pay in this stages. Remember that is career path has 10 jobs which you can get
promoted to, for each promotion you will have to work on a certain skill. Hold
the left d-pad button to see what skills you currently have. The bars that are
coloured yellow are the ones that you need to fufill. Also, for some promotions
you need to make a certain amount of friends to be able to get the promotion.
You can view how many friends you need for the next promotion against the
number of friends you already have on the same screen as your skills.


Military
--------

Level 1: Recruit
Pay Per Day: $250
Work Time: 6:00am - midday

Level 2: Elite Forces
Pay Per Day: $325
Work Time: 7:00am - 1:00pm
To Be Promoted: Points - 2 body

Level 3: Drill Instructor
Pay Per Day: $400
Work Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm
To Be Promoted: 1 mechanical, 2 charisma

Level 4: Junior Officer
Pay Per Day: $450
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
To Be Promoted: 2 body, 1 cooking

Level 5: Counter Intelligence
Pay Per Day: $500
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
To Be Promoted: 1 mechanical, 1 logic, 2 charisma

Level 6: Flight Officer
Pay Per Day: $550
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
To Be Promoted: 1 mechanical, 1 body, 2 logic, 1 friend

Level 7: Senior Officer
Pay Per Day: $580
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
To Be Promoted: 3 mechanical, 2 logic, 1 charisma, 1 friend

Level 8: Commander
Pay Per Day: $600
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
To Be Promoted: 3 mechanical, 3 body, 1 logic, 1 friend

Level 9: Astronaut
Pay Per Day: $625
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
To Be Promoted: 1 mechanical, 2 body, 3 logic, 2 charisma

Level 10: General
Pay Per Day: $650
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm


Slacker
-------

Level 1: Golf Caddy
Pay Per Day: $90
Work Time: 5:00am - 10:00am

Level 2: Convenience Store Clerk
Pay Per Day: $110
Work Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
To Be Promoted: 2 body

Level 3: Lifeguard
Pay Per Day: $150
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
To Be Promoted: 2 charisma, 1 friend

Level 4: Record Store Clerk
Pay Per Day: $180
Work Time: Midday - 5:00pm
To Be Promoted: 2 charisma, 1 friend

Level 5: Party DJ
Pay Per Day: $220
Work Time: 11:00pm - 4:00am
To Be Promoted: 3 mechanical, 1 friend

Level 6: Projectionist
Pay Per Day: $280
Work Time: 6:00pm - 1:00am
To Be Promoted: 2 mechanical, 1 friend

Level 7: Video Editor
Pay Per Day: $350
Work Time: Midday - 6:00pm
To Be Promoted: 1 body, 3 charisma, 1 friend

Level 8: Freelance Photographer
Pay Per Day: $400
Work Time: 
To Be Promoted: 3 body, 1 charisma

Level 9: Personal Tour Guide
Pay Per Day: $450
Work Time: 2:00pm - 7:00pm
To Be Promoted: 3 body, 1 charisma

Level 10: Professional Party Guest
Pay Per Day: $600
Work Time: 10:00pm - 2:00am


X-Treme
-------

Level 1: Daredevil
Pay Per Day: $175
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Level 2: Bungee Jump Instructor
Pay Per Day: $250
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
To be Promoted: 2 body

Level 3: Whitewater Guide
Pay Per Day: $325
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
To Be Promoted: 1 mechanical, 2 body, 1 friend

Level 4: Xtreme Circuit Pro
Pay Per Day: $400
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
To Be Promoted: 1 logic, 1 mechanical, 1 friend

Level 5: Bush Pilot
Pay Per Day: $475
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
To Be Promoted: 2 body, 2 mechanical, 1 friend

Level 6: Mountain Climber
Pay Per Day: $550
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
To Be Promoted: 1 mechanical, 3 creative, 2 charisma, 1 friend

Level 7: Photojournalist
Pay Per Day: $650
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
To Be Promoted: 1 mechanical, 1 creative, 1 body, 2 logic, 1 charisma, 1 friend 

Level 8: Treasure Hunter
Pay Per Day: $725
Work Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm 
To Be Promoted: 3 creative, 2 logic, 2 charisma, 1 friend

Level 9: Grand Prix Driver
Pay Per Day: $825
Work Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
To be promoted: 2 creative, 1 body, 1 logic, 3 charisma, 1 friend

Level 10: International Spy
Pay Per Day: $925
Work Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm


Entertainment
-------------

Level 1: Waitress
Pay Per Day: $100
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Level 2: Extra
Pay Per Day: $150
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
To Be Promoted: 2 charisma

Level 3: Bit Player
Pay Per Day: $200
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
To Be Promoted: 2 body, 1 friend

Level 4: Stunt Double
Pay Per Day: $275
Work Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
To Be Promoted: 1 creative, 1 body, 1 charisma, 1 friend

Level 5: B-Movie Star
Pay Per Day: $375
Work Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
To Be Promoted: 1 mechanical, 1 creative, 1 body, 1 charisma, 1 friend

Level 6: Supporting Player
Pay Per Day: $500
Work Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
To Be Promoted: 1 creative, 1 body, 2 charisma, 1 friend

Level 7: TV Star
Pay Per Day: $650
Work Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
To Be Promoted: 1 mechanical, 1 creative, 1 body, 3 charisma, 1 friend

Level 8: Feature Star
Pay Per Day: $900
Work Time: 5:00pm - 1:00am
To Be Promoted: 3 creative, 1 body, 1 charisma, 1 friend

Level 9: Broadway Star
Pay Per Day: $1,100
Work Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
To Be Promoted: 3 creative, 1 body, 2 charisma, 1 friend

Level 10: Superstar
Pay Per Day: $1,400
Work Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm


Musician
--------

Level 1: Subway Musician
Pay Per Day: $90
Work Time: 3:00pm - 8:00pm

Level 2: Piano Tuner 
Pay Per Day: $120 
Work Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
To Be Promoted: 2 creative

Level 3: Wedding Singer
Pay Per Day: $190
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
To Be Promoted: 1 creative, 1 friend

Level 4: Lounge Singer
Pay Per Day: $250
Work Time: 8:00pm - 4:00am
To Be Promoted: 1 creative, 2 mechanical

Level 5: High School Band Teacher
Pay Per Day: $325
Work Time: 7:00am - 2:00pm
To Be Promoted: 3 mechanical, 1 creative, 1 friend

Level 6: Roadie
Pay Per Day: $400
Work Time: 11:00am - 8:00pm
To Be Promoted: 4 body, 1 creative, 2 friends

Level 7: Backup Musician
Pay Per Day: $550
Work Time: Midday - 9:00pm
To Be Promoted: 2 charisma, 1 body, 1 creative, 1 friend

Level 8: Studio Musician
Pay Per Day: $700
Work Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm
To Be Promoted: 1 creative, 2 body, 5 charisma, 1 friend

Level 9: Rockstar
Pay Per Day: $1,100
Work Time: 
To Be Promoted: 2 creative, 4 logic, 3 charisma, 1 friend

Level 10: Celebrity Activist
Pay Per Day: $1,400
Work Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm


Life of Crime
-------------

Please note that this career path is unlockable. To unlock it, you must capture
a criminal in 'Get a Life' mode.

Level 1: Pickpocket
Pay Per Day: $140
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Level 2: Bagman
Pay Per Day: $200
Work Time: 10:00pm - 7:00am
To Be Promoted: 2 body

Level 3: Bookie
Pay Per Day: $275
Work Time: Midday - 7:00pm
To Be Promoted: 1 creative, 1 charisma, 1 friend

Level 4: Con Artist
Pay Per Day: $350
Work Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
To Be Promoted: 2 mechanical, 1 creative

Level 5: Gateway Driver
Pay Per Day: $425
Work Time: 5:00pm - 1:00am
To Be Promoted: 1 mechanical, 1 body, 1 logic, 1 charisma, 1 friend

Level 6: Bank Robber
Pay Per Day: $530
Work Time: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
To Be Promoted: 1 creative, 2 body, 1 logic, 1 friend

Level 7: Cat Burglar
Pay Per Day: $640
Work Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am
To Be Promoted: 2 mechanical, 2 creative, 1 logic, 1 friend

Level 8: Counterfeiter
Pay Per Day: $760
Work Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am
To Be Promoted: 1 creative, 1 body, 3 charisma, 1 friend

Level 9: Smuggler
Pay Per Day: $900
Work Time: 9:00pm - 3:00am
To Be Promoted: 2 creative, 2 charisma, 1 friend

Level 10: Criminal Mastermind
Pay Per Day: $1,100
Work Time: 6:00pm - Midnight


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PLAY THE SIMS
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This section covers everything to do with the other main mode, 'Play The Sims'.
This mode is the open-ended gameplay mode, like what you do on the PC version
of The Sims.


Creating A Neighbourhood
------------------------

As soon as you click on the Play The Sims button for the first time, you will
have to create a new neighbourhood. You are then taken to a screen where you
have to enter the name you want to give to your neighbourhood. After doing this
you are taken to your neighbourhood. This consists of 8 houses, but 3 of these
houses are automatically inhabited by computer made families and houses. But
you can delete this families and houses and create you own.


Creating a Family
-----------------

The first thing you will want to do after creating your neighbourhood is
creating your first family. To do this press circle (O) from your neighbourhood
and you will be taken to the list of families who don't currently live anywhere
in you neighbourhood, there are 2 computer created families on this menu, but
you can delete them, just highlight them and press circle to delete them. To
begin creating your family all you have to do is highlight 'Create New Family'
on this screen and press circle. You are then taken to the screen where you
must enter the surname of your family. Once you have entered the surname you
are taken to the main family screen, this is the screen where you can create
new family members or edit or delete existing family members. Just highlight
'New' and press X to go to the screen to create a new sim. To find out how to
create a sim please refer to my 'Creating Your Sim' section earlier in this
guide. You can create up to 4 family members and when you are finished
highlight 'Done' and press X. The family that you have just created will now be
added to the family list.


Building a House - Basics
-------------------------

After creating a family you will want to move them into a house. To do this, on
the neighbourhood screen press left or right on the d-pad until you have found
an empty lot. Next press 'Move in Family', you will then be taken to the family
list where you can select which family you want to put in the house. Once
doing this, press 'Enter House'. You will now be taken to your house and you
will be asked if you want the help system to be on or not. If you are not
familiar with the game, make sure you press X to select 'Yes' to this question.
After doing this, immediately press start to go to the pause menu. Now select
'Build' to begin building your house! You are now shown a vertical menu with
lots of symbols representing different types of items, these symbols are pretty
easy to figure out so I won't go into detail about them. The first thing you
should do is put the walls up in the house, so select the 'Wall Tool'. Now to
build a wall hold down X and drag the wall in the direction that you want to.
Once you have made you walls you should now choose the wall decoration and the
type of flooring you want. Next put the doors in. Then put the windows in, but
note that you must put plenty of windows in because for some reason your sims
get really depressed if there are note many windows, so put at least 1 window
for every 4 pieces of wall. Next you should put your plants in where you want
them, then if you want to (and if you can afford to), put a fireplace and a
swimming pool in. Now you have finished building the basic parts of your house
and it is now time to move on to putting the items in. To do this select 'Buy'
from the pause menu and then select what items you want. For a full description
of every item in the game look at the 'Items' section of this guide.


Living Your Life
----------------

Now you have finished building your house you are now ready to begin living
your life! The more family members you have created, the harder it will be
because you have got to control so many people. Remember that after creating
your house you will probably be skint (that's if you didn't cheat), so you will
definitely need to send the adult(s) in your family out to work to pay the
bills. Another thing you absolutely must do is have one person have at least 3
cooking points, so you won't be starting any fires. And also, if you have more
than 1 family member, make sure you select 'Serve Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner', 
because that will mean you will make 4 meals on 1 plate. If you have people in
your family who are quite messy, make sure you hire a maid because they are
very cheap and definitely worth it. And the last but most important thing to
remember, never get your sims to try to fix something with no mechanical
points, as there is a pretty good chance that they will die. And that's all you
need to know for your sims to live a happy life!


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MULTIPLAYER
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One of the very few differences to the PC version of The Sims is that you can
play with 2 players. There are 2 ways in which you can play with 2 players on
The Sims. One way is playing a 'Co-operative Game' and another way is playing
specially made 'Multiplayer Games'. Both of these modes are described in this
section.


Co-operative Games
------------------

This type of multiplayer game is used in the 'Play The Sims' mode. To be able
to do this, you must first have a family of at least 2 people living in a
house in 'Play The Sims' mode. You should enter this house, and then the person
with the player 2 controller should press start. This will then put him in the
game as the other person or one of the other people, so now 2 players can play
the open ended game co-operatively.


Unlockable Mini Games
---------------------

These are small 2 player games that pit you and the other player head to head
to accomplish a certain goal, with the first player to reach this goal being
declared the winner. Please note that these games are unlockable and for a list
of all the unlockable things and how to unlock them see the 'Unlockables'
section of this guide. Below is a list of all the mini games in The Sims:

Museum: In this game you have 10 minutes to get as much money as possible from
the 'inspectors' that will be in the museum with you. The way to do this is to
get the inspectors to fall in love with you and then ask them for some money.
The person with the most money at the end of the 10 minutes is declared the
winner.

The Frat House: This game is simple enough, there is you, your opponent and
lots of other people in the house, and the first one to make 3 friends is the
winner. The only catch is that you and your opponent can spread rumours about
each other, and if the person believes the rumours, they will stay away from
the person of whom the rumours are being spread about.

Taylor's Place: Plain and simple, again you are with lots of other people but
this time you have to fall in love with as many as possible, and you can't
spread rumours. Another thing about this one is that a computer controlled
person can only be in love with one person, either you or your opponent.

Club Abih: Exactly the same as Taylor's Place.

The Maid's House: You and your opponent each have one half of a room, which is
very messy, so you have to clean it. The person who's half is cleaner by the
time the maid comes back is the winner. The catch is that neighbours come in
and mess up the house while you are cleaning. Another thing is that the maid's
child is in the house aswell and if you keep the child happy the maid will
give you some more 'winning hearts'.

The Handyman's House: Exactly the same as The Maid's House but with a handyman
instead of a maid.

The Park: The first person to fill themselves up with food is the winner. You
can get food by grilling your own, begging other people for food or stealing
food from other people. The only catch is that people come and steal your food
from time to time so it is quite hard to fill yourself up.

Party Motel: Exactly the same as The Frat House except that you have to fall
in love with 3 people rather than just becoming friends with 3 people.


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ITEMS
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This is the biggest section in this guide. In this section is a list of every
item in the game, its price and a description. And later on in this section is
my guide on how to use items effectively.


Full Item List
--------------

Because this section is so big I have divided all the items into the categories
that they are put into in the game. There are 16 sections in total. Below are a
list of all the sections. To find a specific section of items just press Ctrl+F
and type in the section of items that you are looking for from the list below:

Section 1: Building Equipment
Section 2: Wallpapers
Section 3: Flooring
Section 4: Doors
Section 5: Windows
Section 6: Fireplaces
Section 7: Plants, Bushes and Trees
Section 8: Swimming Pools
Section 9: Beds, Chairs and Sofas
Section 10: Tables and Counters
Section 11: Artistic Items
Section 12: Electronic Items
Section 13: Kitchen Appliances
Section 14: Bathroom Items / Hot Tubs
Section 15: Lighting
Section 16: Other Items


Section 1: Building Equipment
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#1
Item - Wall Tool
Cost - $70
Description - A requirement for all houses, this creates a block of wall. Hold
              X and drag to make a longer wall.

#2
Item - Picket Fence
Cost - $10
Description - A pretty white fence used for gardens.

#3
Item - Connecting Iron Fence
Cost - $45
Description - Looks like the picket fence, but it is black.

#4
Item - Wrought Iron Balustrade
Cost - $100
Description - A rather overpriced and ugly looking garden fence.

Section 2: Wallpapers
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#5
Item - Dry Wall
Cost - $0
Description - The original texture of the wall when you first buy it.

#6
Item - "Cerebralic" Wallpaper
Cost - $4
Description - Plain light grey wallpaper, how boring.

#7
Item - "Placentonic" Wallpaper
Cost - $4
Description - Green wallpaper with a dark green border at the bottom.

#8
Item - "Harvestic" Wallpaper
Cost - $4
Description - Ugly yellow and brown wallpaper.

#9
Item - "Oceanic" Wallpaper
Cost - $4
Description - Blue and purple mosaic style wallpaper. Use this if you are on a
              tight budget and need a decoration for your bathroom.

#10
Item - "Peaches 'n' Cream" Sponge Paint
Cost - $4
Description - Light brown wallpaper, could be used in a bedroom.

#11
Item - "Westchester Ecru" Wallpaper
Cost - $4
Description - Horrid brown wallpaper with diamond patterns.

#12
Item - Robin's Egg Blue Paint with Border
Cost - $4
Description - Contrary to the title, this is actually a violet wallpaper with
              a white and turquoise border at the bottom. Ideal for a woman's
              bedroom or a lounge.

#13
Item - "Rest in Peace" Wall Treatment
Cost - $5
Description - A blue wallpaper with a strange not nice looking pattern. This is
              the sort of wallpaper you see at your gran's house.

#14
Item - "Claire de Lune" Swirled Plaster
Cost - $5
Description - Turquoise swirly wallpaper, looks good in a bedroom.

#15
Item - "Shooting Stars" Wallpaper
Cost - $5
Description - Yellow wallpaper with various patterns on. Looks nice in a child
              or baby's room.

#16
Item - "Paradise Found" Wallpaper
Cost - $6
Description - Light blue wallpaper with a dark blue wallpaper and with palm
              tree patterns on it. Looks nice in a lounge or bedroom.

#17
Item - "Mountain Fog" Wall Treatment
Cost - $6
Description - Beige on the top half and white tiles on the bottom half. Ideal
              for a kitchen or bathroom.

#18
Item - "Supperclub" Walnut Paneling
Cost - $6
Description - Cool looking wooden paneling, looks good just about anywhere but
              a bathroom.

#19
Item - "Too Turquoise" Wall Treatment
Cost - $6
Description - Plain turquoise on the top half, mosaic style turquoise tiles on
              the bottom half. This is the best wall decor you can get for
              bathrooms.

#20
Item - "Settler's Fashion" Wall Treatment
Cost - $7
Description - Blue and white chequered wall covering with wooden panels at the
              bottom. This is the best wall decor you can get for kitchens.

#21
Item - "Rustic Memories" Wall Decor
Cost - $7
Description - Blue and dark blue striped wallpaper. Looks disgusting and is a
              rip-off, it should be down with the ones at $4.

#22
Item - Ramshackle Wood Shingles
Cost - $7
Description - 1 of the 4 outdoor wall coverings. This is a mouldy wood
              covering. If you want your house to look like an old shed from
              the outside, then buy this.

#23
Item - "Passaic" Aluminium Sliding
Cost - $7
Description - 1 of the 4 outdoor wall coverings. This is a modern looking
              shiny aluminium covering. Choose this if you don't want to have
              bricks on the outside of your house but you still want it to look
              nice.

#24
Item - Bovine Wall Treatment
Cost - $8
Description - Red wallpaper with a cow textured border at the bottom. Ideal for
              children's rooms.

#25
Item - Shoji Screen Wall Covering
Cost - $8
Description - One of the coolest wall decor in the game. It is designed to look
              like one of them Japanese paper coverings. Looks good in any
              room at all.

#26
Item - "Tickled Fancy" Wallpaper
Cost - $9
Description - White wallpaper with yellow stripes at the top and bottom, this
              is ideal in children's bedrooms because it has multicoloured
              patterns on it aswell.

#27
Item - "Erectonica" Wallpaper
Cost - $9
Description - Brightish green wallpaper. Looks nice but there are no floor
              styles that are green.

#28
Item - "Dusty Fields" Wallpaper
Cost - $9
Description - Similar design to the "Erectonica" Wallpaper but this is a much
              more murky green so it doesn't look as good.

#29
Item - "Aerometric" Wall Covering
Cost - $9
Description - Plain blue wall decor. You can get blue wallpapers with nice
              patterns for a cheaper price than this so there is no point in
              buying this one.

#30
Item - African Equine Wallpaper
Cost - $10
Description - Zebra style wallpaper, this looks really great in a bedroom or a
              lounge.

#31
Item - "Othello" Wall Treatment
Cost - $11
Description - Disgusting grey tiled covering with wood panels at the bottom and
              a brown border in the middle. Doesn't look good in any room.

#32
Item - Adirondack Wall Treatment
Cost - $11
Description - Yellow wallpaper with a grey border at the bottom, this looks
              quite nice in bedrooms and lounges but it is too expensive.

#33
Item - "Midlantic" Tan Brick
Cost - $12
Description - 1 of the 4 outside wall coverings. This is traditional bricks,
              to make your house look truly British.

#34
Item - "Hazy Fantazy" Wallpaper
Cost - $13
Description - Blue, grey and white wallpaper. This is great for lounges and
              bedrooms because it matches well with a lot of the carpets on
              offer.

#35
Item - "Exit-15" Wall Treatment
Cost - $13
Description - This is a vibrant purple wall decor with a metallic border, this
              looks great but it makes your rooms seem really dark.

#36
Item - "Nix Brothers" Wall Treatment
Cost - $14
Description - Black wall decor with a beige coloured tiled border. I think this
              is supposed to be used with kitchens but because it is black
              there is no point in buying it because it makes your room look
              dark.

#37
Item - "Charvat Manor" Granite Ashlar
Cost - $14
Description - Mosaic style grey tiles, this looks really cool in bedrooms if
              you want an artistic sort of house

#38
Item - Wartburg Wall
Cost - $15
Description - 1 of the 4 outdoor wall coverings. Makes your house look like a
              castle from the outside.

#39
Item - "Lancastrian" Wall Treatment
Cost - $16
Description - Bland grey wallpaper, a complete rip-off, you can get much better
              wallpapers at just $4.

#40
Item - "New Light" Wall Treatment
Cost - $17
Description - Light and airy wallpaper, with a flower border at the top, looks
              very nice in a lounge, but it costs a bit too much.

Section 3: Flooring
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#41
Item - Grass
Cost - $0
Description - It's green, it's free and it's perfect for gardens!

#42
Item - "Milk and Honey" Linoleum
Cost - $5
Description - Very light green linoleum, looks nice just about anywhere and it
              is cheap too!

#43
Item - "Tintoretto" Linoleum
Cost - $5
Description - Blue linoleum, looks more like a carpet though really, goes well
              with any blue wall covering and cheap too!

#44
Item - "Blue Heaven" Linoleum
Cost - $5
Description - A lightish blue floor with a simple pattern, looks great in
              bedrooms or living rooms

#45
Item - Royal Blue Carpet
Cost - $5
Description - Goes well with any sort of royal or dark blue wallpaper

#46
Item - Moss Green Carpet
Cost - $5
Description - The only green flooring in the game, and it isn't really green,
              it is more turquoise, but it does have a nice pattern.

#47
Item - Berber Carpet
Cost - $5
Description - Brown carpet that, without being funny, looks like poo. Only get
              this if you have a brown wallpaper of have no taste.

#48
Item - "Mintastic Elastic" Carpet
Cost - $6
Description - Violet carpet with a diamond pattern, looks nice in lounges
              and alongside wallpapers that look good with it.

#49
Item - "Blue Moon" Wonder Carpet
Cost - $7
Description - If you have any kind of blue wallpaper then get this, it is light
              blue so aswell as looking nice it also brightens up your room.

#50
Item - Hyper-Safety Mat
Cost - $8
Description - Bright yellow tiles that should only be used in a child's
              bedroom.

#51
Item - "ExposiTime" Floor
Cost - $8
Description - The same design as the Hyper-Safety Mat but this time it is
              in a reflective dark blue colour, looks pretty cool.

#52
Item - Cement
Cost - $8
Description - The same colour as the paths, if I were you, only use this
              outside.

#53
Item - Poured Concrete
Cost - $10
Description - Looks good in gardens as an alternative to grass.

#54
Item - Cabernet Carpet
Cost - $10
Description - A purple carpet that is ideal for use in bedrooms, lounges or
              with any matching or light coloured wallpaper.

#55
Item - "Pine Soul" Wood Floor
Cost - $11
Description - Polished floorboards. The reflective effect with this looks great
              and this can be used in any room.

#56
Item - "Californica" Carpet
Cost - $12
Description - Bright red carpet with black star patterns. Should ONLY be used
              with the Bovine Wallpaper.

#57
Item - "Solar Flare" Carpet
Cost - $14
Description - Yellow carpet with black polkadots. Despite the fact that this
              doesn't go with any wallpaper, this looks really cool and is one
              of my favourites.

#58
Item - "Il Rustico" Earthenware Tile
Cost - $15
Description - Red ceramic tiles with diamond patterns, looks nice when used as
              a patio.

#59
Item - "El Capitan" Grey Shale
Cost - $15
Description - Reflective light blue linoleum, perfect for bathrooms.

#60
Item - Dark Granite Tile
Cost - $15
Description - Grey tiles for use outdoors as patios, pathways, etc.

#61
Item - Foursquare Parquet
Cost - $15
Description - Another wooden floor but this one looks better because it is
              patterns of wood rather than just polished floorboards. Looks
              good in any room.

#62
Item - La Fortuna II Tile
Cost - $18
Description - Dim green tiles that have a diamond pattern (yet again). These
              don't look good indoors and because of the dim green colour they
              don't look right outdoors either, so a definite no.

#63
Item - La Fortuna Tile
Cost - $18
Description - Exactly the same pattern as #62 but this time the tiles are a
              light brown colour, so it looks good as an outdoor patio area.

#64
Item - Striped Macadam 2
Cost - $20
Description - Black floor with a horizontal yellow strip, when put in a room it
              makes that room look like a motorway (don't ask, just try it).

#65
Item - Striped Macadam 1
Cost - $20
Description - Black floor with a vertical yellow strip, when put in a room it
              makes that room look like a motorway (don't ask, just try it).

#66
Item - Macadam
Cost - $20
Description - Black floor. Very black. Blacker than black itself. Unless you
              want your room to look very dark then don't buy this.

#67
Item - "Too Turquoise" Ceramic Tile
Cost - $20
Description - Made to match item #19, this is perfect for bathrooms.

#68
Item - "Los Alamos" Tile
Cost - $22
Description - Tiles that give the impression of a stony patio, perfect for
              garden patios.

#69
Item - "El Diablo" Tile
Cost - $22
Description - Dim green tiles with diamond patterns, but these ones are
              brilliant. They give the impression of some sort of Spanish
              villa patio, looks great for garden patios.

#70
Item - "Stone Cold" Tile
Cost - $22
Description - More tiles but these are boring because they have a very basic
              and boring pattern, and at $22 it is a rip-off, don't bother.

#71
Item - Cobblestone Tile
Cost - $22
Description - Great tiles that make your patio look like a cobblestone road,
              worryingly like Coronation Street, these are worth the money.

Section 4: Doors
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#72
Item - Walnut Door
Cost - $100
Description - Basic wooden door but it will never let you down, and cheap too.

#73
Item - Maple Door Frame
Cost - $150
Description - Not a door, just a frame, creates a flowing effect between 2
              rooms, great for kitchen diners.

#74
Item - Federal Lattice Window Door
Cost - $200
Description - White outdoor door with small windows in it. Looks very nice for
              a main front door.

#75
Item - Windsor Door
Cost - $300
Description - Posh looking wooden door with a oval shaped frosted window in it.
              Ideal if you are filthy rich!

#76
Item - Monticello Door
Cost - $400
Description - The most expensive door, again it is a white outdoor door. Has
              small windows all over it.

Section 5: Windows
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#77
Item - Single-Pane Fixed Window
Cost - $50
Description - Basic square window, can be used in any room, even bathrooms
              because this window is quite high up.

#78
Item - Single-Hung Window
Cost - $55
Description - Another square window but this one is always slightly open. Looks
              great above the kitchen sink.

#79
Item - Privacy Window
Cost - $60
Description - A very small window that goes at the very top of your wall, good
              for bathrooms so no-one sees what is going on. The only downfall
              with this window is that it looks like something you see at a
              prison!

#80
Item - Plate Glass Window
Cost - $65
Description - A window that covers the whole height of the wall, great for
              large rooms that need more light.

Section 6: Fireplaces
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#81
Item - Modesto Tile Fireplace
Cost - $600
Description - Grey tiled fireplace with a wooden mantelpiece, it looks really
              cool but it is quite expensive, mind.

#82
Item - The Bostonian Fireplace
Cost - $1,000
Description - Very posh looking brickwork fireplace with a wooden mantelpiece.
              This looks brilliant but only buy it if you are VERY rich.

Section 7: Plants, Bushes and Trees
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#83
Item - Wildflowers
Cost - $5
Description - Rather rough looking green plant.

#84
Item - Daffodils
Cost - $10
Description - Despite these being daffodils, this plant looks exactly the same
              as item #83

#85
Item - Nasturtium
Cost - $10
Description - A small, green plant that is so flat it looks like someone
              stepped on it...repeatedly.

#86
Item - Tulips
Cost - $25
Description - This is supposed to be a purple bunch of flowers but it still
              looks like a green thing when you buy it.

#87
Item - Rose Bush
Cost - $100
Description - Quite nice piece of shrubery with small pink roses scattered
              around in it.

#88
Item - Boxwood Hedge
Cost - $150
Description - A hedge that is cut into the shape of a box, looks great when
              put in rows.

#89
Item - Surplus Llama Lawn Ornament
Cost - $200
Description - A large hedge cut into the shape of a llama, quite amusing.

#90
Item - Pine Tree
Cost - $220
Description - A tall tree, looks good in groups of 3 or 4.

#91
Item - Mulberry Tree
Cost - $250
Description - A tree that is shaped like a lollipop, looks good in groups of 3.

#92
Item - Birch Tree
Cost - $280
Description - A very expensive tree. Looks good in groups of 3.

Section 8: Swimming Pools
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#93
Item - Mini Pool
Cost - $1,800
Description - The cheapest pool, this is just as good as the other pools but it
              is smaller and it doesn't have a diving board.

#94
Item - The "Wet Tangle"
Cost - $3,300
Description - The average rectangular pool with a diving board. Very expensive.

#95
Item - "Elle Belle" Pool
Cost - $3,675
Description - An "L" shaped pool with a diving board. This is good if you have
              a long, thin garden. Very expensive.

#96
Item - "I Claudius" Roman Pool
Cost - $6,075
Description - An "I" shaped pool. Extremly expensive!

Section 9: Beds, Chairs and Sofas
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#97
Item - Werkbunnst All Purpose Chair
Cost - $80
Description - The cheapest chair, can be used anywhere but gives very little
              comfort, it looks quite cool though.

#98
Item - "Posture Plus" Office Chair
Cost - $100
Description - A swivel chair used for computer desks, still very little comfort
              in this chair.

#99
Item - Deck Chair by Surviviall
Cost - $150
Description - A wooden chair that again gives little comfort.

#100
Item - Contempto Loveseat
Cost - $150
Description - A 2-seater sofa that gives little comfort, but your sims can
              sleep on this as they can on any other sofa.

#101
Item - Satinistics Reproduction Armchair
Cost - $155
Description - A blue coloured armchair with a strange pattern on it.

#102
Item - Contempto Couch
Cost - $180
Description - The 3-seater version of item #100.

#103               
Item - Country Class Armchair
Cost - $250
Description - A blue coloured armchair with a wooden shell. Looks disgusting.

#104
Item - Parque Fresco del Aire Bench
Cost - $250
Description - A wooden bench that should be used outside and NOT as a sofa
              because sims can't sleep on it.

#105
Item - "Back Slack" Recliner
Cost - $250
Description - The cheapest recliner, it is black and it is quite comfortable.

#106
Item - Spartan Special
Cost - $300
Description - The cheapest bed, it is a single bed and despite it being so
              cheap it does give your sims a good night's sleep.

#107
Item - Country Class Loveseat
Cost - $340
Description - A 2-seater sofa to match item #103.

#108
Item - Country Class Sofa
Cost - $450
Description - A 3-seater sofa to math items #107 and #103

#109
Item - Tyke Nyte Bed
Cost - $450
Description - Children's colourful bed, although adults can sleep in it aswell,
              although that would be VERY strange!

#110
Item - Cheap Eazzzzze Double Sleeper
Cost - $450
Description - The cheapest double bed, this is worth the money as it is very
              comfortable and gives a lot of energy, and for that it is at a
              very cheap price.

#111
Item - "The Sarrbach" by Werkbunnst
Cost - $500
Description - In my opinion this is the coolest chair. It is purple and is
              curvy, also it is very comfortable. It can be used anywhere, the
              dining table, the computer desk, anywhere!

#112
Item - Empress Dining Room Chair
Cost - $600
Description - A posh looking chair specifically made for the dining table. Not
              very comfortable at all but it makes the room it is in look
              better.

#113
Item - "Von Braun" Recliner
Cost - $850
Description - Cool looking but expensive recliner. This is one of the most
              comfortable chairs in the game.

#114
Item - Luxuriare Loveseat
Cost - $875
Description - Horrible brownish colour 2-seater sofa. It is comfortable but not
              as comfortable as item #113

#115
Item - Napoleon Sleigh Bed
Cost - $1,000
Description - Expensive double bed, but the money is worth it, because this is
              one of the best beds, comfortable and will give your sims a great
              night's sleep.

#116
Item - "The Deiter" by Werkbunnst
Cost - $1,100
Description - Comfortable but expensive 3-seater leather sofa, made to match
              item #113

#117
Item - Modern Mission Bed
Cost - $3,000
Description - Very expensive double bed but it is the best bed in the game for
              comfort and it will fill up your sim's energy bar the quickest.

#118
Item - The Vibromatic Heart Bed
Cost - $4,500
Description - The only bed that can allow you to get the option of having a
              baby if you 'use' it with someone who loves your sim. Very
              expensive though.

Section 10: Tables and Counters
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#119
Item - Pinegulcher End Table
Cost - $40
Description - Nice and cheap bedside table, actually looks better than some of
              the more expensive ones.

#120
Item - Wicked Breeze End Table
Cost - $55
Description - A round bedside table with cool looking curved legs.

#121
Item - KinderStuff Nightstand
Cost - $75
Description - Bright and colourful bedside table that is ideal for a child's
              bedroom.

#122
Item - Mesquite Desk/Table
Cost - $80
Description - Can be used as a computer desk, or even a small dining table.
              Good if you don't have a lot of money to spend.

#123
Item - NuMica Folding Card Table
Cost - $95
Description - Large green table that is good for if you have a large family
              and not much money to spend on dining tables.

#124
Item - "Anywhere" End Table
Cost - $120
Description - Basic looking wooden bedside table with a shelf underneath.

#125
Item - NuMica Kitchen Counter
Cost - $150
Description - Cheap and cool looking kitchen counter with a metallic surface.

#126
Item - Backwoods Table by Survivall
Cost - $200
Description - Picnic table ideal for use in the garden for barberques.

#127
Item - London "Cupertino" Collection Desk/Table
Cost - $220
Description - Grey desk which is the best looking desk for computers to go on.

#128
Item - Tiled Counter
Cost - $250
Description - Rather expensive kitchen counter with a blue tiled surface.

#129
Item - Modern Mission End Table
Cost - $250
Description - The most expensive but best looking bedside table. It has a
              mahogony finish and a drawer. It also makes sims happier because
              it makes the room look nicer.

#130
Item - Count Blanc Bathroom Counter
Cost - $400
Description - The only bathroom counter. Looks good with a sink and then a
              medicine cabinet above it.

#131
Item - London "Mesa" Dining Design
Cost - $450
Description - The most expensive dining table. It is made out of polished wood.
              This also makes your seems feel happier.

#132
Item - The "Redmond" Desk/Table
Cost - $800
Description - Wooden desk with a draw underneath. Don't bother with this
              because it looks no better than the other desks and it is way too
              pricy.

Section 11: Artistic Items
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#133
Item - Pink Flamingo
Cost - $12
Description - A small pink flamingo on a stick. Strangely, your sims can kick
              it!

#134
Item - African Violet
Cost - $30
Description - Nice looking purple and green potted plant. Note that this can
              only be placed on tables.

#135
Item - Spider Plant
Cost - $35
Description - Scruffy looking leafy plant. Note that this can only be placed on
              tables.

#136
Item - "Roxana" Geranium
Cost - $45
Description - Red flowery potted plant, looks nice. Note that this can only be
              placed on tables.

#137
Item - What a Gas! Party Balloons
Cost - $50
Description - Colourful balloons that pop after a couple of hours. Great if you
              are having a party

#138
Item - Watercolor by J.M.E.
Cost - $75
Description - Three watercolour paintings rolled into one, these cover the
              whole height of your wall.

#139
Item - Queen Vivanco Roses
Cost - $99
Description - A nice bouquet of red roses. Note that these can only be placed
              on tables.

#140
Item - Rubber Tree Plant
Cost - $120
Description - A rubber plant that is placed on the floor. This needs a lot of
              watering.

#141
Item - Echinopsis Maximus Cactus
Cost - $150
Description - A small cactus in a yellow pot.

#142
Item - Jade Plant
Cost - $160
Description - A large green potted plant which looks like a miniture tree.

#143
Item - Poseidon's Adventure Aquarium
Cost - $200
Description - The only kind of pet you can have in this version of The Sims,
              fish! Don't forget to feed the fish daily and clean the tank
              periodically.

#144
Item - Old Movie Prop
Cost - $210
Description - A rather scary looking mask that attaches to your wall.

#145
Item - "Bi-Polar" by Conner I.N.
Cost - $240
Description - 2 small rectangular paintings, one is blue, one is yellow. This
              will look excellent if you have a blue and yellow room.

#146
Item - "Delusion de Grandeur"
Cost - $360
Description - A pink painting to hang on a wall. Looks good in a woman's
              bedroom, or in a man's bedroom if he likes pink!

#147
Item - Beaver Pelt Moosehead
Cost - $450
Description - The one artistic piece that is worth having, this is a moose's
              head to put on a wall. It looks great!

#148
Item - Floor Rug by Leopard Life
Cost - $460
Description - A floor rug which is designed to look like leopard skin. Make
              sure not to put this near a fireplace, unless you want a fire,
              that is!

#149
Item - "Fountain of Tranquilitry"
Cost - $700
Description - A small, working fountain. Your sims can actually play with it!

#150
Item - SimBad's Stuffed Marlin
Cost - $777
Description - A stuffed pike fish, to put on your wall. Great if you want your
              sim to feel like he is a fisherman!

#151
Item - "Hazard the Guess" by Connor Tiist
Cost - $950
Description - A rather dull looking painting to hang on your wall.

#152
Item - "Blind Date" by I.Roney
Cost - $1,020
Description - A colourful portrait of a woman which looks like something
              Picasso would do.

#153
Item - "Scylla and Charybdis"
Cost - $1,450
Description - A very strange looking statue with a picture of the Sun halfway
              up it.

#154
Item - Head in Jar Curio
Cost - $1,470
Description - A head in a jar which lights up illuminous green, looks very
              cool.

#155
Item - Highbrau Coat of Arms
Cost - $1,800
Description - A shield with 2 swords passing though it to hang on your wall.

#156
Item - Snails With Icicles in Nose
Cost - $2,140
Description - Brightly coloured painting which looks like something a toddler
              drew. Very over priced.

#157
Item - Portrait Grid by Payne A. Pithcher
Cost - $3,200
Description - A small portrait of an ugly woman. Again very much over priced.

#158
Item - Grandfather Clock
Cost - $3,500
Description - The old British favourite, this is a traditional wooden
              grandfather clock.

#159
Item - Blue China Vase
Cost - $4,260
Description - A blue china vase on a grey stand. Be careful not to knock it
              off!

#160
Item - Faux Bearskin Rug
Cost - $4,300
Description - A cool rug which is made out of bearskin and looks exactly like a
              bear.

#161
Item - White Rhino Re-enactment
Cost - $4,800
Description - Very cool rhino's head to stick onto your wall.

#162
Item - "Still Life, Drapery and Crumbs"
Cost - $7,600
Description - A small green coloured painting. Highly over priced.

#163
Item - "Eruption of Decadence" Tapestry
Cost - $8,100
Description - Old fashioned tapestry which looks like a nativity scene. Looks
              cool because it covers the whole height of your wall.

#164
Item - Antique Persian Rug
Cost - $8,200
Description - Rug with a classy looking pattern on it. Don't put this near a
              fire place because it will catch on fire.

Section 12: Electronic Items
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#165
Item - FireBrand Smoke Detector
Cost - $50
Description - Make sure you buy these to put near each of the following items:
              Oven, barbeque and fireplace. Because you never know what might
              happen!

#166
Item - SCTC Cordless Wall Phone
Cost - $75
Description - Have at least 1 of these in your house, otherwise you won't be
              able to phone the police, fire brigade and you won't be able to
              invite friends round if you don't have one.

#167
Item - Urchineer Train Set by Rip Co.
Cost - $80
Description - Ideal if you have to get a toy for your child and you don't have
              much money to spend.

#168
Item - Monochrome TV
Cost - $85
Description - Small black and white television. Won't give your sims as much
              enjoyment as a colour TV will.

#169
Item - "Down Wit Dat" Boom Box
Cost - $100
Description - Small hi-fi. Your sims do a weird dance to music on hi-fi's.

#170
Item - SimSafety IV Burglar Alarm
Cost - $250
Description - You should buy one of these and put it by your front door. Then,
              if a burglar comes in the alarm will sound and the police will be
              automatically called.

#171
Item - Electronic Insect Control System
Cost - $300
Description - This attracts flies into it and electrocutes them. Your sims can
              also touch this, but they will get a nasty electric shock!

#172
Item - Trottco 27" Colour Television B94U
Cost - $500
Description - A small colour TV set. Provides moderate amounts of enjoyment for
              a sim who watches it.

#173
Item - Zimantz Component Hi-Fi Stereo
Cost - $650
Description - A large hi-fi which sits on the floor rather than a table.

#174
Item - OCD Systems SimRailroad Town
Cost - $955
Description - A large train set which has its own legs. Fun for children and
              adults.

#175
Item - Moneywell Computer
Cost - $999
Description - The cheapest computer. This is highly susceptable to break
              though. Also helps your children with their school studies.

#176
Item - Wurl 'N' Hurl Retro Jukebox
Cost - $1,199
Description - A cool, old style jukebox, like the ones you see in American
              cafes.

#177
Item - "See Me, Feel Me" Pinball Machine
Cost - $1,800
Description - Bring the arcade to your house with this cool pinball machine.
              This is perfect for parties.

#178
Item - Microscotch Covetta Q628-I500JA
Cost - $1,800
Description - A much more powerful computer with a flat screen. Your sims have
              lots of fun when they play on this computer.

#179
Item - SSRI Virtual Reality Set
Cost - $2,300
Description - Very hi-tech virtual reality goggles. When your sims put these on
              they do all sorts of weird things!

#180
Item - Strings Theory Stereo
Cost - $2,550
Description - A massive hi-fi with 2 giant speakers. Great for using when you
              are hosting a party.

#181
Item - Soma Plasma TV
Cost - $3,500
Description - A gigantic flatscreen plasma TV. Sims get the most enjoyment ever
              out of this TV!

#182
Item - Meet Marco
Cost - $6,500
Description - A very cool computer with a flat screen. This costs a lot, but it
              is worth it, because it gives your sims the most fun out of
              anything else in the game!

Section 13: Kitchen Appliances
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#183
Item - Mr. Regular-Joe Coffee
Cost - $85
Description - A basic coffee machine that will keep your sims awake a little
              bit longer.

#184
Item - Brand Name Toaster Oven
Cost - $100
Description - The cheapest cooking tool, you can cook your meals in this, but
              it is much better to have a microwave or oven.

#185
Item - XLR8R Food Processor
Cost - $220
Description - A requirement for cooking as you need to process the food before
              cooking it.

#186
Item - Positive Potential Microwave
Cost - $250
Description - A microwave for cooking food in. Better to have an oven though.

#187
Item - Wild Bill THX-451 Barbecue
Cost - $350
Description - An outdoor barbecue for grilling burgers on. Ideal for when you
              are hosting a party.

#188
Item - Junk Genie Trash Compactor
Cost - $375
Description - Put all of your rubbish in here. You can fit much more rubbish in
              one of these than you can with a plain old trash can.

#189
Item - Dialectric Free Standing Range
Cost - $400
Description - The cheapest oven. This is very dangerous to use if you have a
              low cooking level.

#190
Item - Gagmia Simore Espresso Machine
Cost - $450
Description - An improved coffee machine. This will keep your sims awake for
              quite a while longer.

#191
Item - Dish Duster Deluxe
Cost - $550
Description - Rather than having to wash your dishes in a sink you can just
              throw them in this dishwasher! This breaks very easily.

#192
Item - Llamark Refridgerator
Cost - $600
Description - The cheapest fridge. This is required for your sims to be able to
              eat.

#193
Item - Fuzzy Logic Dishwasher
Cost - $950
Description - A better quality dishwasher than item #191, it will not break so
              easily.

#194
Item - The "Pyrotorre" Gas Range
Cost - $1,000
Description - A cool metal stove. Much less dangerous for lower level cooks to
              use.

#195
Item - Porcina Refridgerator Model Plg-S
Cost - $1,200
Description - A better fridge that will fill you sims up more.

#196
Item - Freeze Secret Refridgerator
Cost - $2,500
Description - The highest quality fridge. Fills up your sims the most.

Section 14: Bathroom Items / Hot Tubs
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#197
Item - Hyrdronomic Kitchen Sink
Cost - $250
Description - The cheapest sink. This will flood VERY easily.

#198
Item - Hygeia-O-Matic Toilet
Cost - $300
Description - The cheapest toilet. A requirement for your sims to empty their
              bladders.

#199
Item - "Andersonville" Pedestal Sink
Cost - $400
Description - A white coloured bathroom sink with it's own stand.

#200
Item - Epikouros Kitchen Sink
Cost - $500
Description - The best sink. Will never flood and is made of shiny metal!

#201
Item - SpaceMiser Shower
Cost - $650
Description - A cubicle shower. This will need cleaning periodically.

#202
Item - Justa Bathtub
Cost - $800
Description - The cheapest bathtub. Basic rectangular shape and it is white.

#203
Item - Flush Force 5 XLT
Cost - $1,200
Description - A toilet that will automatically flush! And apparently it has a
              56K modem!

#204
Item - Sani-Queen Bathtub
Cost - $1,500
Description - A Victorian style bathtub, the tub stands on legs.

#205
Item - Hydrothera Bathtub
Cost - $3,200
Description - A very expensive square shaped bathtub. This is very hygenic and
              comfortable for your sims.

#206
Item - Sonic Shower
Cost - $3,999
Description - A shower that does not use water, it uses cleansing laser beams!
              Very hygenic and comfortable for your sims.

#207
Item - WhirlWizard Hot Tub
Cost - $6,500
Description - A 4-seater hot tub which can be used indoors or outdoors. Perfect
              for use in parties.

#208
Item - Libidinex Spa System
Cost - $10,000
Description - A 2-seater hot tub shaped like a heart. Perfect for 2 lovebirds
              to play in.

Section 15: Lighting
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#209
Item - Bottle Lamp
Cost - $25
Description - A cheap lamp to be placed on tables or desks.

#210
Item - Garden Lamp by Lunatech
Cost - $50
Description - Just as it says, a lamp to go outside in your garden.
              Automatically turns on and off.

#211
Item - Halogen Heaven Lamp by Contempto
Cost - $50
Description - A very bright floor lamp with an uplighter style lampshade.

#212
Item - Oval Glass Sconce
Cost - $85
Description - A funky oval shaped lamp which fixes to your wall.

#213
Item - Top Brass Sconce
Cost - $110
Description - A small lamp with a lampshade that fixes to your wall.

#214
Item - Blue Plate Special Sconce
Cost - $135
Description - A small circular light with a blue tint that fixes to your wall.

#215
Item - Elite Reflections Chrome Lamp
Cost - $180
Description - An original table lamp with a lampshade.

#216
Item - Torchosteronne Table Lamp
Cost - $200
Description - A cool table lamp with black bars used as the stand.

#217
Item - Torchosteronne Floor Lamp
Cost - $350
Description - A floor lamp to match item #216.

Section 16: Other Items
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#218
Item - Trash Can
Cost - $30
Description - A yellow trash can. Can't fit as much trash in it as the trash
              compacter can.

#219
Item - SnoozMore Alarm Clock
Cost - $30
Description - An alarm clock that, when you set it, will wake you up 2 hours
              before you have to leave for work.

#220
Item - Magical Mystery Toy Box
Cost - $50
Description - A toy box to amuse your children. Watch closely, as they take
              different things out of the box.

#221
Item - Happy Thunder Neoscillating Sprinkler
Cost - $65
Description - A rotating sprinkler that, as well as watering the grass, your
              kids can play in.

#222
Item - Narcisco Wall Mirror
Cost - $100
Description - A small wall mirror that helps your sim's charisma skill.

#223
Item - Slurp 'N' Burp Beverage Cooler
Cost - $100
Description - A beverage cool box that your sims can pull a drink out of.

#224
Item - Medicine Cabinet
Cost - $125
Description - Perfect for going above the sink in your bathroom. Your sims can
              brush their teeth with this. They can also improve their charisma
              skill.

#225
Item - Narcisco Wall Mirror
Cost - $150
Description - A floor mirror that your sims can use to improve their charisma
              skill.

#226
Item - Will Lloyd Wright Doll House
Cost - $180
Description - A small doll's house that a girl child can play with.

#227
Item - Cheap Pine Bookcase
Cost - $250
Description - A small bookcase with 4 shelves. With this, your sims can study
              cooking, mechanics or they can just read a book.

#228
Item - "Dimanche" Folding Easel
Cost - $250
Description - A painting easel where you sim can paint something, and then sell
              it.

#229
Item - Pinegulcher Dresser
Cost - $250
Description - A chest of drawers that your sim can use to change into different
              outfits.

#230
Item - Kinderstuff Dresser
Cost - $300
Description - A multicoloured chest of drawers that is ideal for a child's
              bedroom.

#231
Item - Chuck Matewell Chess Set
Cost - $500
Description - A chess table that your sim can play by himself or with someone
              else. Improves your sim's logic skill.

#232
Item - Artists' Block
Cost - $500
Description - A large block that your sims can sculpt into statues.

#233
Item - Amishim Bookcase
Cost - $500
Description - A small, posh looking bookcase that even has a clock fixed onto
              it. With this, your sims can study cooking, mechanics or they can
              just read a book.

#234
Item - Traditional Oak Armoire
Cost - $550
Description - A large, wooden wardrobe. With this, you sims can change their
              outfit.

#235
Item - Beejaphone Guitar
Cost - $580
Description - This improves your sim's creativity skill. If their skill is
              really high, they can play some really cool tunes!

#236
Item - Strip Poker Table
Cost - $600
Description - Two sims can play a game of poker on this table, and whoever
              loses has to take off an item of clothing! Very funny if your sim
              is terrible at poker!

#237
Item - SuperDoop Basketball Hoop
Cost - $650
Description - A basketball hoop to go outside that you sims can play on.
              Strangely, they always seem to miss!

#238
Item - "Exerto" Benchpress Execise Machine
Cost - $700
Description - This improves your sim's body skill. Beware though, if you use it
              for too long your sim will get very tired!

#239
Item - KraftKing Woodworking Table
Cost - $720
Description - Your sim can make wooden gnomes with this, it also increases
              their creativity skill.

#240
Item - Bachman Wood Beverage Bar
Cost - $800
Description - A cool minibar that your sims can have some alcohol from. Even
              children can make a non-alcoholic drink for themselves!
     
#241
Item - Libri di Regina Bookcase
Cost - $900
Description - A large wooden bookcase. With this, your sims can study cooking,
              mechanics or they can just read a book.

#242
Item - Domestic Beach Simulator
Cost - $1,000
Description - The name of this item is a bit posh, basically it is a sand pit
              for child sims to play in.

#243
Item - CharisMaster Vanity Table
Cost - $1,000
Description - With this, you can change a sims facial appearance.

#244
Item - The Funinator Deluxe
Cost - $1,200
Description - Massive children's apparatus to go in your garden. This can keep
              your sim children entertained for hours.

#245
Item - PerspirAction Executive Treadmill
Cost - $1,200
Description - Improves your sim's body skill. You can get your sim to walk, jog
              or run. Beware though, if you get your sim to run while they are
              tired, they will probably fall over!

#246
Item - Antique Armoire
Cost - $1,200
Description - An antique wooden wardrobe. With this, your sims can change their
              outfit.

#247
Item - SweetsWay Tree Swing
Cost - $1,200
Description - A bench attached to a large tree, put simply.

#248
Item - Horrorwitz "Star-Track" Backyard Telescope
Cost - $2,100
Description - A telescope to go in your back garden. Improves your sim's logic
              skill. If you look out of this for too long, your sim will be
              abducted by aliens and sucked into the telescope!

#249
Item - Aromaster Whifferpuff "Gold"
Cost - $2,500
Description - An air freshner that can be set to different smells. Each one
              improves a different aspect of your sim's mood.

#250
Item - Teppan'Yaki Table
Cost - $3,000
Description - A Chinese cooking table. If your sim is a good cook, they can
              produce a great meal from this!

#251
Item - Chimeway & Daughters Piano
Cost - $3,500
Description - A piano. Improves your sims creativity skill. If the sim's skill
              is high, they can play a really cool tune on the piano!

#252
Item - Aristoscratch Pool Table
Cost - $4,200
Description - A full size pool table that your sims can play on. Strangely,
              they never seem to pot any of the balls!

#253
Item - Meet Major Domo!
Cost - $15,000
Description - The most expensive item in the game. Major Domo is a monkey
              butler that, when you give him some money, will do everything for
              you! Cooking, cleaning, simply everything!


And that just about concludes the items list. Phew! The next section is a list
of all the items from the list above that you have to unlock to be able to use
and where to unlock them.


Unlockable Items
----------------

All the unlockable items are unlockable only by playing through the 'Get a
Life' mode. This section lists the items avaliable from each level of 'Get a
Life'.


Level 1: Dream House
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

No items to unlock


Level 2: Money From Mom
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#243 - CharisMaster Vanity Table
#249 - Aromaster Whifferpuff "Gold"
#243 - PerspirAction Executive Treadmill
#235 - Beejaphone Guitar


Level 3: Reality Bites
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#171 - Electronic Insect Control System
#223 - Slurp 'N' Burp Beverage Cooler
#250 - Teppan'Yaki Table
#155 - Highbrau Coat of Arms


Level 4: Party Animals
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#247 - SweetsWay Tree Swing
#236 - Strip Poker Table
#208 - Libidinex Spa System
#154 - Head in Jar Curio


Level 5: Hot To Trot
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#206 - Sonic Shower
#232 - Artists' Block
#118 - The Vibromatic Heart Bed
#176 - Wurl 'N' Hurl Retro Jukebox


Level 6: Who Loves Ya Baby
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#95 - "Elle Belle" Pool
#96 - "I Claudius" Roman Pool
#242 - Domestic Beach Simulator
#221 - Happy Thunder Neoscillating Sprinkler
#160 - Faux Bearskin Rug


Level 7: The Last Simoleon
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

#253 - Meet Major Domo!
#161 - White Rhino Re-enactment


That is the entire list of the items you can unlock with their number referring
to the full item list slightly earlier on in this guide.


Using Items Effectively
-----------------------

This section is my guide on how to use items the best so you sims will like
their house the most.


Windows
^^^^^^^

For some reason, your sims become very depressed if there aren't a lot of
windows in their house, so always make sure that you put plenty of windows in
your house. I would say that you should put one window for every 5 squares of
wall space around the outside of your house.


Beds
^^^^

Never put a double bed in straight away for 2 sims and expect them to sleep
together in it. If they aren't friends (relationship is under +50) then they
will not sleep in the same bed. So start off with 2 single beds if you have 2
sims in a house.


Paintings and Artistry
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Don't overcrowd your house with artistry. You only have to put it in where it
is required. It is required if the sims 'room' mood rating is mostly red when
they are in a certain room. If it is over half in a room, no artistry is needed
in there.


Items Blocking Other Items
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Never put an item in the way of a door or another item, this will only
frustrate your sims when they want to use the blocked item or room. Make sure
everything is spaced out enough in your house.


For more tips on how to build a good house, see the 'Recommendations for
Building a House' section later on in this guide.


This concludes the items section of this guide, I hope it wasn't an information
overload and that you got some use out of it (because it took me days to
write!).


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CHEATING
*******************************************************************************

The Sims does have various ways to cheat on it. And, if you are a cheating kind
of person or if you just want to mess about with the game, this section is
devoted entirely to the cheats in The Sims.


Cheat Codes
-----------

This section list all the cheat codes that can be entered while in the game,
not using a special cheat program like Gameshark.

The following codes can be entered at the main menu by holding down L1+L2+R1+R2
and then entering one of the following codes:

MIDAS - Unlocks all of the unlockable items and clothing.

FREEALL - Everything you buy to put in a house will cost nothing.

SIMS - 'Play the Sims' mode is unlocked without having to do the 'Dream House'
       level of 'Get A Life'.

PARTY M - The 'Party Motel' multiplayer mini game is unlocked.

FISH EYES - When in game press circle (O) 3 times and you can view your sim in
            first person view.


Action Replay/Gameshark Codes
-----------------------------

Please note that Action Replay and Gameshark codes are the same and I think
that some of these codes will not work of Action Replay, but I am not sure.

(M) 
0E3C7DF2
1853E59E
EEA9826E 
BCC8DF62

Uncensored Mode 
DE82904 
BF899B8B
DE82904A 
BCA99B83

Money For New Family
DEA1FCDE 
C19E7B1F

Menu SFX Off 
DEA90336
BCA99B83

Menu SFX On 
DEA90336 
BCA99B84

Everything is Free 
DEA90332 
BCA99B84

Debug Info 
DEA9033E 
BCA99B84

Debug Info Off 
DEA9033E 
BCA99B83

Items/Skins Unlocked 
DEA9033A 
BCA99B84

Unlock Party Motel 
DEA903C6 
BCA99B84

Unlock Play The Sims 
DEA903C2 
BCA99B84

Comments On 
DEA903CA 
BCA99B84

Comments Off 
DEA903CA 
BCA99B83

Big Heads 
DEA903E2 
BCA99B84

Normal Heads 
DEA903E2 
BCA99B83

Blue Mode On 
DEA903EA
BCA99B84

Blue Mode Off 
DEA903EA 
BCA99B83


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MISCELLANOUS
*******************************************************************************

This section has all the stuff in it that I couldn't really put into a specific
category, so I just stuck it in here. Have fun!


Recommendations For Building a House
------------------------------------

This section is my guide to the best way to build a house. It will show you
what rooms you should build corresponding to how many members of your family
you are going to have.


1 Person
^^^^^^^^

One Living Room
One Kitchen or Kitchen/Diner
One Bathroom
One Bedroom
One Study (for building up skill levels)


2 People
^^^^^^^^

One Living Room
One Kitchen or Kitchen/Diner
One or two Bathrooms
One or two Bedrooms
One Study


3 People
^^^^^^^^

One large Living Room
One large Kitchen/Diner
Two Bathrooms (3 if you have the money)
Two or three Bedrooms
One Study


4 People
^^^^^^^^

Two Living Rooms
One large Kitchen/Diner
Two, three or even four Bathrooms
Two or three Bedrooms
One large Study


If you are just starting out with a family I would recommend only starting with
1 or 2 people, because you can't spend that much at the very beginning.


Funny Things To Do
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This section is all about the funny (and maybe cruel) stuff you can with your
sims. Have fun!


1. Put your sim in a small room with a fireplace and lots of rugs. Once they
are in, take the door away so they a locked in. Then get them to light a fire.
The rugs should now catch on fire one by one until the whole room is alight,
your sim will then burn to death. A cruel, but comical way to die!


2. Get your sim to try to change a lightbulb with no mechanical skill points.
They will electrocute themselves. That really is a funny way to die, changing a
lightbulb!


3. Get a child sim and make them get in a swimming pool. Then put tables all
the way around the edge of the pool so they can't get out. After about 4 days
of eternal swimming let them get out of the pool. If it is a child that you put
in, they will have a hyperactive fit and then collapse and die!


4. Put a sim in a small room with a stereo in it and then take the door away so
he can't get out. Get the sim to turn on the stereo and set it to 'Country'.
Then go to the 'Buy' menu on the pause menu and turn the stereo round so it is
facing the wall. Now your sim will not be able to turn the stereo off and they
will be doomed to hearing country music for the rest of their life! Another
funny thing with this is that when they fall asleep on the floor they are woken
up immediately by the stereo.


There are several other cruel and funny things that you can get your sim to do,
I am sure that you will figure out a lot of them. 
If anyone has any more things for this section, please email me and I will put
them in with a credit to you.


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OUTRO AND THANKS
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This just about concludes my guide for The Sims, I hope you enjoyed reading it.
Thanks to EA Games and Maxis for making The Sims, my mum for buying the game
for me! And most of all, thanks to GameFAQs, Neoseeker and Warp2Games for
posting this guide on their respective websites.

Copyright(c) Nick Comber 2004


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