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29 jul 2014 - 00:53

SimGuruZephyr has posted a new blog on TheSims.com about the familiar faces that'll appear in The Sims 4.

 

The Landgraabs are back, still living it up as the richest family and staking their claim in Oasis Springs. We’ve brought Malcolm back during those awful awkward teen years, complete with a dastardly snobby attitude. Though Geoffrey is trying his best to be the good natured father Malcolm needs, will Nancy’s scheming ways lead Malcolm down a darker path? Either way we’re sure this historic family will provide lots of fun and mischief in The Sims 4.

 

 

Then we have the Caliente household with our two favorite sisters Dina, Nina, and their mother, who has been re-imagined as the attractive and vivacious Katrina. Katrina has ignored her better judgment and let the infamous womanizer Don Lothario mooch his way into her house and quite possibly her heart. Don’s eyes are on Katrina for now, but how long will it be before Nina and Dina are lured in by his charm? Will Nina decide to steal Don away from her mother? Will Dina finally earn enough money to get her own place and get away from all the craziness? All we know is that it won’t be long before sparks start flying!

 

Johnny Zest is an ambitious new character we like to introduce. Disowned from the Landgraab family when he dropped out of school, he now hopes to find his own fame and fortune as a standup comedian. He’s learned the hard lesson that when the Landgraabs cut you off, they cut you off all the way! Living in a trailer, blessed with the Landgraab looks but without the name or the money; will he make it to the top to show mom and pop he had what it takes all along? We’ll leave the fate of this black sheep in your capable hands.

 

Finally we’ve got a new batch of youths known as the Roomies. Your typical sitcom setup with ‘J’ (Jameson) the body building hunk, Gavin the gentleman muser, Mitchell the couch potato bro, and Zoe, that girl next door who is actually right where she wants to be, having fun with the friend-zoned boys.

 

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25 jul 2014 - 13:17

TheSims.com recently updated their FAQ page with the System Requierments for The Sims 4. Click here to check out the full FAQ page.

What are the PC minimum system requirements for The Sims 4?

REQUIRED: Internet connection required for product activation.

OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 

PROCESSOR: 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 Dual-Core 4000+ or equivalent (For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-62 or equivalent) MEMORY: At least 2 GB RAM

HARD DRIVE: At least 9 GB of free space with at least 1 GB additional space for custom content and saved games

DVD-ROM: DVD ROM drive required for installation only

VIDEO CARD: 128 MB of Video RAM and support for Pixel Shader 3.0. Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or better, ATI Radeon X1300 or better, Intel GMA X4500 or better 
SOUND CARD: DirectX 9.0c Compatible

DIRECTX: DirectX 9.0c compatible

INPUT: Keyboard and Mouse

23 jul 2014 - 21:35

SimGuruZephyr recently posted a new blog on TheSims.com. He talks about the second world for The Sims 4 called Oasis Springs. 

Hi Simmers! I am here to tell you more about the vibrant worlds where you and your Sims will be creating your own unique stories in The Sims 4.

We start out in Willow Creek which is very green, bountiful and should feel a little familiar to longtime fans. We wanted to pair Willow Creek with something completely different and that world is Oasis Springs. Oasis Springs packs a little visual punch with rocky landscaping, evoking those fond memories for players of Lunar Lakes and Lucky Palms. You’ll find it’s not just the landscapes that are distinct, even the home styles are unique to each world.

You’ll find objects available in Oasis Springs that you can’t find in Willow Creek and vice versa. Let’s say you want to make a tasty vegetable soup; you’ll find carrots in Oasis Springs but you’ll have to venture to Willow Creek for onions. To achieve the perfect dish you'll have to visit the different worlds to bring your ingredients together, and it’s easy to do.

Willow Creek and Oasis Springs have five neighborhoods each. New homes or even venues can be built on each lot within these neighborhoods, allowing you to personalize the world to fit the stories you want to tell. There are also public spaces within these neighborhoods where Sims can explore, socialize, play, and even host a lovely cookout. Each world will have two neighborhoods already set up with venues, so as soon as you get into the game, you can take your Sims out for a night they won’t soon forget.

We've made the neighborhoods much livelier, populated with more Sims, all with their own unique personalities. You never know what is going to happen. You can be fishing in the neighborhood creek, when suddenly the lovely Bella Goth jogs by with Don Lothario conveniently not far behind. You might also find Malcom Landgraab passed out on a park bench after a night of terrorizing the locals, while the local children enjoy a good laugh in the nearby park! These curious little stories tell themselves and really help to make your Neighborhoods come alive.

The Great Outdoors

Parks and outdoor spaces are also really important to how you tell your stories in The Sims 4. The park in Oasis Springs has scenic valleys with lots to explore, including an absolutely gorgeous desert landscape perfect for a BBQ amongst the picnic benches and grills. In fact, the park is so big, we had to add another bathroom so your Sims didn’t suffer from Bladder Failure and ruin a good grilling time!

The desert isn’t all about food, frolicking and sand. Amongst the rocky edges you may even find an old water pump, long forgotten, but brimming with unexpected life. With so many unique things to do and explore it’s a good thing you now have the ability to seamlessly jump back and forth between worlds.

Travel With Ease

If you remember, in The Sims 3 you couldn't take your Sim from one world to the other or have relationships with Sims living in different worlds. Now if you’re living in Willow Creek but your Sim wants to visit the mischievous Malcom in Oasis Springs you can do that just as easily as seeing your neighbor down the street. Say you like more of a dry heat and want to move to Oasis Springs? No problem! Your Sim’s relationships, skills and jobs will go along with them. It’s a completely fluid experience.

So there you have it; new worlds and wide open spaces.  With so many new possibilities you now have the power to create your own unique stories. We hope you will have as much fun exploring Oasis Springs as we had making it!

-Sim Guru Zephyr

20 jul 2014 - 22:58

Velen van jullie hebben pas geleden De Sims 2: Ultieme Collectie gekregen via Origin. Dit is een geweldige collectie. Voor velen van jullie is het een pakket met gratis games, aangezien je enkel een spel nodig had om deze collectie te krijgen!

Ik heb geprobeerd mijn oude save game (buurt) te openen, en dat ging niet. Ik weigerde om de save game te verliezen en opnieuw te beginnen, want ik speelde al met die specifieke buurt sinds ~2007. En ik had er meerdere legacies en vergevorderde families in die buurt.

Mijn partner ChEeTaH en ik hebben geprobeerd het probleem op te lossen. En uiteindelijk is het ChEeTaH ook gelukt (ik gaf het na een tijdje op). ChEeTaH heeft inmiddels een artikel geschreven (nu nog in het Engels) hoe je jouw Sims save games/buurten kunt laten werken met De Sims 2: Ultieme Collectie. Of eigenlijk meer een artikel met uitleg hoe je jouw spel kan fixen, zodat het werkt met je save games. Dit is ook vooral voor mensen die een save game hebben gehad in De Sims 2: Store Editie (deze zat onder andere bij De Sims 2: Studentenleven Collectie, De Sims 2: Je Eigen Winkel Collectie, en De Sims 2: Dierenpret Collectie). Dit is een probleem, want de Store Editie is vereist als je eenmaal je buurt met die versie hebt gespeeld. En de Store Editie zit niet in De Sims 2: Ultieme Collectie.

Klik hier om het artikel te lezen!

20 jul 2014 - 02:06

SimGuruGraham heeft op Twitter een aantal dingen uit De Sims 4 Gameplay Walkthrough video opgehelders.

Figured I’d chat a bit about a few things I’ve seen people discussing about today’s video…

  • 1st up – there is a full world map, it simply wasn’t in our E3 build. When traveling you choose a lot from the map, not from that list.
  • Party goals are optional. When you set up the party you select if you want goals to accomplish or just have fun doing whatever you want.
  • The interaction queue is still there and you can queue up a bunch of stuff. The box to the left side of the Sim shows which interactions are currently happening; it can show more than one when a Sim is multitasking. Queued interactions sit above that box and then drop down when the Sim starts doing them.
  • The traditional info panels are all in the bottom right corner (Aspirations, Needs, Skills, Relationship, Career, Inventory, Simology).
  • I just tend to play with the UI panels minimized; personal preference. We’ve also changed the order they’re listed in since then.

A lot of the visual information that moodlets are communicating has been changed since the E3 build. For example…

  • Emotion strength of a moodlet will show exact numbers instead of vague dots (easier to understand why your Sim is in their current emotion).
  • The green pluses above the moodlets were swapped to a gradient fade (just wait until I try and explain what a chameleon moodlet is to you).

Met dank aan Simified voor het samenstellen van deze lijst en dank aan SimGuruGraham voor de uitleg en antwoorden op onze vragen over de gameplay walkthrough video.

18 jul 2014 - 01:42

EA heeft een pagina met veelgestelde vragen over De Sims 2: Ultieme Collectie gepubliceerd

I got an email saying I would get a copy of The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, but I can’t find it in my library?
The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection is going out to players right now. Everyone who had a digital copy of The Sims 2 will find the Ultimate Collection in their library within the next 5 days. Just log in to Origin and visit your My Games library.

I hear that you are no longer supporting The Sims 2. What does that mean?
Going forward, EA will no longer be providing any new content or making any additional technical updates to The Sims 2. If you have a problem with your game, you are of course still welcome to contact us here at EA Help.

How do I get The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection?
The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection is being given out to any player who purchased and registered a digital version of The Sims 2.

I didn’t get an email but I want a copy of The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection.
Players who already have registered digital download versions of The Sims 2 and/or The Sims 2 Expansion Packs in their Origin Game Library will have The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection added to their collection automatically. To see if you qualify, launch Origin and check your Game Library. If The Sims 2 is in your Origin Game Library, then you will receive the upgrade to The Sims 2 Ultimate Edition. This upgrade to The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection is only available to gamers who purchased the digital version of The Sims 2 from Origin or The EA Store. Owners of physical disc versions of The Sims are not currently eligible for this offer.

What does The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection contain?
The Ultimate Collection includes The Sims 2, as well as every single The Sims 2 expansion pack and stuff pack.

How do I remove the old version of The Sims 2 from my game library?
Just right-click on the old tile for The Sims 2 game and select hide tile.

17 jul 2014 - 14:39

Ik heb Conor dit jaar ontmoet, en hij is een coole Simmer :D Hij vroeg me of ik zijn Simself in De Sims 4 wilde creëeren, dus dat heb ik gedaan! Ik hoop dat jullie de Sim leuk vinden, ik vind dat ik het best goed heb gedaan! ^^

16 jul 2014 - 17:54

Ik heb een Sims 4 versie van Amy Pond (Amelia Pond) gemaakt, companion van de 11e Doctor in Doctor Who. Dit personage wordt gespeeld door Karen Gillan, en ik vind haar een heel mooie vrouw. En ik wilde haar dus namaken in De Sims 4. Het is mijn eerste beroemdheid in De Sims 4 CAS Demo. Dus ik vind dat ik het best goed heb gedaan! :D

15 jul 2014 - 20:28

De Sims 2 logo

Ik ontving vandaag een e-mail over De Sims 2 op mijn Origin account en hoe deze in de toekomst niet langer ondersteund zal worden. Geen zorgen, ze gaan het niet helemaal eraf halen. Ze gaan het vervangen met De Sims 2: Ultieme Collectie.

Beste Origin-gamer,

Jouw huidige versie van De Sims 2 zal vanaf 22 juli 2014 niet meer technisch ondersteund worden. We willen dat jij de meest recente versie van De Sims 2 in je collectie hebt, dus je zult een gloednieuwe aanvulling vinden in jouw Origin-bibliotheek: De Sims 2 Ultieme Collectie.

Dit is de meest recente versie van De Sims 2 en de versie die nog steeds door Origin ondersteund wordt. Deze versie bevat ook heel wat meer materiaal dan jouw huidige versie van De Sims 2.

De Sims 2 Ultieme Collectie zal automatisch in jouw Origin-bibliotheek verschijnen. Je moet de game downloaden en op je computer installeren, voordat je 'm kunt spelen.

Je kunt als je wilt jouw huidige versie van De Sims 2 blijven spelen, maar vergeet niet dat dit een oudere versie van de game is, die binnenkort niet langer technisch ondersteund zal worden. Om ondersteuning te blijven ontvangen voor jouw voortgang met De Sims 2, waaronder Sims-personages, huizen, enz. zul je jouw opgeslagen bestanden van De Sims 2 over moeten zetten naar de Ultieme Collectie. Ga naar http://help.ea.com/en/article/backing-up-your-sims-2-files voor meer informatie over het maken van een back-up van je gegevens.

Zo gauw je de levens van je Sims hebt overgezet naar De Sims 2 Ultieme Collectie, kun je de games binnen jouw Origin-bibliotheek beter organiseren door jouw eerdere versie van De Sims 2 te verbergen. Klik op de titel van De Sims 2 binnen jouw gamebibliotheek om de optie te zien waarmee je deze game kunt verbergen. We hebben nog meer instructies voor je, mocht je die nodig hebben.

We vinden het leuk dat je nog steeds blij bent met De Sims.

Ik heb werkelijk GEEN idee wat er nou in deze collectie zal zitten. Maar ik hoop dat het een complete collectie zal zijn met alle uitbreidingen, accessoires pakketten, en store spulletjes voor De Sims 2. Zou het heel wat makkelijker maken om te installeren van nu af aan. Maar goed ik heb dus geen idee hoe het precies in zijn werk gaat en wat erin zit. We zullen nog even tot komende week (ik gok 22 juli) moeten wachten tot de nieuwe versie op onze Origin accounts staat, Als je in het bezit bent van De Sims 2 spellen op Origin, dan zal deze collectie vanzelf op jouw account verschijnen.

15 jul 2014 - 02:29

Ken je haar nog? Ik heb Mollie in De Sims 4 CAS Demo gemaakt!

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