looky looky… a Seasons patch already. download it now. the list of fixes is quite small (for once). if you have Pets installed, too, you need to install the Pets patch, too (same link).
Complete list of changes:
o Custom objects will now be preserved when uploading Lots to the Exchange.
o Musician Career Track career reward (Rock Hammer) now has audio functioning correctly.
o Sim Babies no longer cry excessively.
Posted in EP4 Pets, EP5 Seasons, official EA/Maxis schtuff | no comments » | March 30th, 2007 by daysies
Maxis just released another Pets patch. if you’ve installed Seasons, you can still patch Pets. so download it now if any of the following glitches were on your list of peeves.
you probably don’t need TwoJeffs’ fix, which was created before the patch came out:
puppy/kitten parentage fix
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Posted in EP4 Pets, official EA/Maxis schtuff | no comments » | March 26th, 2007 by daysies
the Pets patch is out! i have downloaded it but have not installed it yet. i have only experienced one bug that was fixed with this patch, which is “Custom Sims’ face will no longer revert to a default face when moving them into a lot with pets” (where the pet was created in the same CAS session as the family). there is a workaround for that. anyway, i’m hesitating installing this patch because with all patch releases, i really don’t feel like messing with my hacks (i have over 160+) when a new EP is coming out next month.
edit: i went ahead and installed the patch and ran the Hack Conflict Detection Utility and didn’t see any new conflicts (than the ones that have been showing up - but are not critical) on the list. so, huzzah! i’m all up-to-date now.
Posted in EP4 Pets, official EA/Maxis schtuff | 1 comment » | January 31st, 2007 by daysies
if you have the Pets expansion pack installed, you probably heard about the hoopla the Body Shop version that came with it caused… it caused recolors/skinning made with this Body Shop to no longer be compatible with setups that didn’t have Pets installed. the patch is out! finally, backwards compatibility is enabled once again.
if something goes wonky after applying the patch, you should be able to still keep running Legacy Body Shop. see installation instructions in that thread. i’m not a creator so don’t ask me how to install it.
Posted in EP4 Pets, official EA/Maxis schtuff | no comments » | December 22nd, 2006 by daysies
There is an issue with the CAS that shipped with Pets, Sims 2’s latest expansion pack. If you create a family w/ a pet and then move them onto a lot, your Sims faces will change (see left picture). What you have to do is create your Sims first. Then exit out of CAS. Then go back to CAP and create your pet. In the neighborhood screen, you’ll see your pet all by him/herself and your Sims in another. Move the Sims first. Then move the pet. Voila! Your Sims will keep their same faces (see right picture).
*shakes fist at EA* Thanks for releasing such a buggy EP.
Posted in EP4 Pets, general ramblings, quirks & bugs | 5 Comments » | November 8th, 2006 by daysies
guess what i’ll be playing tonight!
Posted in EP4 Pets, general ramblings | no comments » | October 18th, 2006 by daysies
other than Snooty, i’ve been following the Sims 2 Community blog for my latest fix for what’s going on in the Sims 2 Community. in this post, looks like Brazil got the Pets EP first. why is that they always get it first? it’s always a toss up between them and Switzerland. anyway, i read through the articles linked and there are some cheats i’ll be using…
disablePuppyKittenAging [on/off] - i want my puppies to stay little forever! (if only we could have that in real life.)
boolProp controlPets [on/off] - i’ll have to play with this cheat some. as much as i don’t like intervening in my Sims lives, i might not use this cheat. then again, it’s useful to have if you want to pretend to be the dog or cat.
Posted in EP4 Pets | no comments » | October 12th, 2006 by daysies
finally, Maxis announces the upcoming expansion pack and it’s gonna be about pets! i think my Sims 2 funk will finally be over! i’m so excited!!!!! even though i’m all up-to-speed with my patches and stuff packs, i still had no urge to play. once Pets comes out, i think i’m going to be addicted to the game all over again.
Get Your Paws on The Sims™ 2 Pets Expansion Pack!
Create the perfect pet for your Sims to train, play with, and love throughout a lifetime. Pick everything from their paws to their personality. Choose from dozens of popular dog and cat breeds like Schnauzer and Siamese. Or create a unique cat or dog by modifying their features and body type. Your Sims can teach their pets tricks, take them for a romp in the park to meet other furry friends, or buy them toys, beds, and much more. But pets have minds of their own-so expect the unexpected!
Your Sims Have Pets!
Add dogs, cats, birds, or guinea pigs to your Sims family. Whether it’s kids cuddling kittens, adults watching TV with a drowsy Calico, or elders spending a sunny day in the park with their faithful German Shepherd, your Sims will share a lifetime of special moments with their pets.
Choose from dozens of dog and cat breeds including Pug and Persian. Or create your own unique cat or dog by modifying its body type, face shape, fur color, markings, and more. Then pick a personality! Is your Boxer gifted or goofy, your Burmese hyper or lazy? You decide!
Pets Have Genetics
Cross different breeds to create designer pets or make new ones and register them to appear in Create-A-Family as a unique breed.
Sit, Spike, Sit
Your Sims can teach their pets tricks like shake, fetch, roll over, and more. Unruly pets might topple the trash or scratch the sofa, but Sims can change their pets’ ways with the right training.
Pets Have Jobs
Skilled pets can have careers of their own and earn a living as Movie Stars, Rescue pets, or members of an elite Security Pet Corps.
Show Off and Share Your Pet Creations
Upload your favorite Sim pets to TheSims2.com to share with other The Sims™2 Pets players through the Exchange.
omg, i’m so squeeing over here! they mention German Shepherd above… that’s what i have! i can’t wait to see what people create after they get this EP. i’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it!
 here’s a vast amount of information from TSR over here. the information gathered was duing the “pre-alpha” stage of the game… so some items discussed may not make it (if they end up too buggy)… and i’m sure we’ll be on pins & needles when more information about the EP’s features starts to trickle the netwaves. i’ll be glued to Snooty Sims with the latest news.
Posted in EP4 Pets, official EA/Maxis schtuff | 2 Comments » | July 27th, 2006 by daysies
i’m not sure what the real title will be, but according to Snooty Sims, the next expansion pack will be pets. i’m sure a lot of fans will be so happy to hear that. if you want screenies, go here. wow, pets is finally coming to The Sims 2.
yep, Sims 2 Pets is the real title of the next EP.
Posted in EP4 Pets, official EA/Maxis schtuff | 5 Comments » | May 11th, 2006 by daysies