• Genre: Life simulation
  • Platform: GameCube, J2ME, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Game Boy Advance, Sony PlayStation 2, Sony PSP, Windows
  • Developer: Maxis
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release year: 2004
  • Website: thesims2.ea.com
  • Wine DVD version last published 5 days, 6 hours ago

    Silver: works excellently for "normal" use but some features may be broken

    Installs DVD version of The Sims 2. It's universal for all editions and offline installers.

    IMPORTANT: READ THE MANUAL AND INSTALL DEPENDENCIES!
    See https://github.com/lutris/lutris/wiki/Game:-The-Sims-2

    - Please select the executable in the Lutris configuration after installing the game.

    - Please download and install these mods to fix broken family thumbnails and black rectangles instead of sim shadows.

    - As this installer has only been tested with the Ultimate Collection, correct functionality of other editions is not guaranteed.

    - For support, contact @Tannis Root on Linux Gamers Group server.

  • Wine Origin | Ultimate Collection version last published 5 days, 6 hours ago

    Silver: works excellently for "normal" use but some features may be broken

    This installer uses a patched version of wine that allows it to run The Sims 2, and also adds certain mods to fix Wine-specific issues with the game. It is made for the Ultimate Collection version from Origin.

    IMPORTANT: READ THE MANUAL AND INSTALL DEPENDENCIES!
    See https://github.com/lutris/lutris/wiki/Game:-The-Sims-2

    - The game will fail to launch with Origin-In-Game enabled. Please disable it in Origin's preferences to launch The Sims 2.
    - For support, contact @Tannis Root on Linux Gamers Group server.

In this sequel to the The Sims, Maxis has created an entirely new, 3D engine, similar to the console Sim games. The player can rotate the camera in a 360° view, or shuffle the camera to the left and to the right.

The Sims are also fully animated, articulated characters. They have a wide range of movements, most of which are humorous. Eating, drinking, going to the bathroom, getting kissed, proposing marriage, etc. with each having a specific animation for it.

The Sims 2 has an expanded Build mode. The player can now create large houses, going up to four floors, with new types of wallpapers, carpets, stairs, fireplaces, and more. The player can connect parts of their house via a deck or patio, or a balcony-type catwalk.