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I'll be the first to admit, this is my indulgence. I have loved these games since the original. I currently have The Sims 2 with the Open for Business Expansion Pack.
 

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I never really played The Sims, but I use to play Rollercoaster Tycoon. I loved that game and would play it for hours. We had all the expansion packs for it. Then everyone stopped playing it. I have no clue if we even still have it.
 

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No, but my dd and her friends play it. I don't like that they always want to use cheats to give themselves money and things. Do you use cheats?
 

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I used to have the first Sims games, i just had the most frustrating time with it. When i played thier house would burn, LOL... But when my son would play they'd be happily married with a baby! So i gave up.. If anyone could give me tips, i'd appreciate it! Now Roller Coaster Tycoon, i love that game! I still could play that for hours.
 

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No, but my dd and her friends play it. I don't like that they always want to use cheats to give themselves money and things. Do you use cheats?
Yes, I use the money cheats. I didn't like coming home after a hard day of work and playing Sims who have to go to a hard day of work and felt like me when they got home. :) I like the social interaction and building/arranging furniture aspect of the game. I don't use any cheats on the open for business pack, I like the challenge of running a good business.
 

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Another Sims 2 fanantic here. I started out falling in love with The Sims 1 but once I got my grubby little hands on the Sims 2 that was it. Finally I have something to waste unbelievable amounts of time on. :crackup:

I have all the expansion packs. I budget for them though and get really excited when a new pack comes out. It's an addiction. And I'm weird, I don't play with cheats. I like the challenge of making my Simmies work for whatever they want rather than just giving it to them.

Now if only I could get my real life to run as smoothly as my Sims lives do.
 

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I have the original The Sims with all the expansion packs....and hundreds of houses!!! I admit I do use cheats, but not consistently. I have houses where the 'point' or 'goal' I assigned myself was a certain level of career and/or finances without cheats. Other times, I use cheats and go CRAZY with the architectural/interior design aspects. I even download furniture from online sites to get the perfect 'look.' I'm in Switzerland right now for school, and I admit that I've missed The Sims terribly.(It was on my desktop computer back home, not my laptop.)
 

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I love playing the Sims. We have the deluxe collection. Sometimes I use the cheats and sometimes I don't. I like to create characters who live by making crafts or the nectar. I also like making houses by the dozen. I introduced my sister to the game, and she plays it as well.
 

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When my kids got the Sims 2 games... I inhereted their Sims 1 games that I installed on my laptop. I love to play, I have a "Harry Potter" neighborhood, a "Holiday" neighborhood, a "Movie/TV show" neighborhood and a "real life" neighborhood.

For me.. the most fun was building the neighborhoods and creating the families. If I'm actually sitting down to play... I play my "real life" neigborhood.

I know....a 40 year old woman playing video games... geez.... lol
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proud wife to George :usasmile: recently retired Army National Guardsman
Mom to Derek (22), Drew (28) & Cady (16)
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stepmom to Curtis (24), Ashlee (22) & Lindsey (20)
gramma to Alex :)angel2:angel baby 2006) & {soon to be} AJ :)tedblue:due Nov 10)
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Total Debt:
(now) 99,309.70 / (was) 131,598.73
House: 59,888.02 / 75,500.00
04 Ranger: 10,860.52 / 21,793.50
07 Focus: 20,947.56 / 20,947.56
95 Aspire: 3,748.32 / 3,748.32
Cub Cadet: 1,005.93 / 4,200.00
WaMu CC: 1,991.43 / 1,991.43
SSI: 300.00 / 2,700.00
Vet: 567.92 / 717.92
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how did we let it get this far???
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:dollar: Emergency Fund - 3,534.34/ 5,000
:jar: silver jar - 7.20
:cents: penny jar - 1.25
:pumpkin: Fall Fling - 0/1000 things flung (by 30 Nov)
:scale: weight loss : 0/#67 lost (start 25 Oct 07)
:hungry: Oct. eat at home days - ?/31
:carrot: Oct. grocery challenge - ?/500
 

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Hi. My name is KFinTX and I am a Sims2-aholic. :blush: I have all the expansion packs, but enjoy Uni, Seasons, Pets & Bon Voyage the most. I completely ignore the Open for Business & Nightlife packs. I didn't enjoy them (in fact, I hate OFB) when I installed them on my desktop, so I just loaded them on my laptop when I got the lap top.

I try not to play the cheats, since they can really mess up your game. When I do, I turn them off immediately after using them.
 
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