Monday, October 5th, 2009

Answers from a Sims 3 Developer

February 21, 2009 by Amy Tucker  
Filed under Interviews, The Sims 3

Answers from a Sims 3 Developer

I was going to write about modeling hacks for you guys to download but then I checked my email box and found answers to questions that you guys had for a Sims 3 developer.  The first few are questions that I had and the ones from you guys are attributed to the asker.
I want to thank all of you who took the time to ask questions and to thank Grant Rodiek, Associate Producer for The Sims 3 for his answers.

What do you think is the biggest improvement that Sims 3 brings?
I’d say unique Sims, the neighborhood, and the creative tools.
With …read more

Backup That Game!

October 19, 2008 by Amy Tucker  
Filed under Game Patch, Miscellaneous, The Sims 2

Backup That Game!

I told you yesterday about EA releasing a patch to fix broken crap issues in Apartment Life.
Today, I realized that I’ve never mentioned what to do before you install a patch or well…just about anything that alters the original game.  [That includes all of the really cool downloads/content that I find for you.]
When you install a patch or other new content, your changing your original game.  [I know that seems really obvious, but stick with me.]  Now, imagine if you will, that you’ve been playing on Sims 2 since it was released back in 2004.  All of this time, you’ve …read more

The Game that Almost Wasn’t

January 20, 2008 by Amy Tucker  
Filed under Sims Industry News, The Sims, The Sims 2

The Game that Almost Wasn’t

Did you know that The Sims was almost NOT made?
According to Will Wright, in his interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Sims “was referred to as “The Toilet game”. It was the game where you clean the toilet. We had a product review meeting at Maxis where we had to decide whether we’d publish this thing or not…and the executive said “No, let’s do [something else]”.”
Apparently Wright was one of the few people who realized just how great The Sims could be and because of that was one of the few who went to bat for the game.
Though Sims tested …read more