We also have the Sims 3 demo
now as well.
The Sims™ 2 An Introduction
MAXIS - Electronic Arts
May 30, 2006
Table of Contents
Minimum System Requirements
EA Tools & Materials End User License
For the latest up to date information on The Sims 2 and The Sims� 2 An Introduction visit:
Minimum System Requirements
Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98 (Windows 95 and Windows NT are not supported)
* 600 MHz Intel Pentium III or AMD K6 processor
* 256 MB RAM
* 8x CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive
* 400 MB free hard disk space
* 32 MB Direct3D capable video card with DirectX 9.0b compatible driver capable of T&L
* DirectX 9 compatible sound card
NOTE: If you install the full version of The Sims 2, you will not be able to run The Sims� 2 An Introduction while The Sims 2 or The Sims 2 Body Shop are running since they share some resources.
Recommended video cards (and the more video memory the better):
* ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
* NVIDIA GeForce 4 or FX series cards
The Sims� 2 An Introduction is a powerful demo that lets you design unique and diverse Sims that will be playable in The Sims 2 and sharable with your friends.
The Sims� 2 An Introduction also gives you incredible control over your Sims� faces through the ability to select from a diverse range of facial "types" and sliders to fine tune even the smallest details, such as nose length, eyebrow thickness, lip curl, and chin shape.
A complete user's manual is available on http://www.TheSims2.com.
If you are installing from a CD, insert the disc into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive and follow the on-screen instructions to install The Sims� 2 An Introduction.
If the installer does not automatically start, double-click the file named "AutoRun.exe" on the disc.
If you downloaded the self-executable installer, simply double-click the file and follow the on-screen instructions.
We strongly recommend installing to the default folder listed.
The Sims� 2 An Introduction requires DirectX 9.0b or higher to be installed on your system. You can download the latest version of DirectX at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx.
Pressing ALT ENTER will toggle The Sims� 2 An Introduction between windowed mode (default) and full-screen.
You can manually set the screen size to 800x600 by creating a copy of The Sims� 2 An Introduction shortcut.
To create a shortcut, right click on TS2Sampler.exe and choose "Create Shortcut". To edit the shortcut, right click on the shortcut and select "Properties." At the end of the line called "Target", add a space after the existing text and type " -r800x600" at the end of the path name.
To set the screen resolution to 1024x768 follow the same steps, but instead type " -r1024x768".
Issue: Textures may appear blurry on video cards with minimum spec video memory (32 MB)
* Run The Sims 2 Sampler-Create-A-Sim in 800x600 screen size (see instructions in Display Options section above)
* Reduce your monitor's desktop resolution to 800x600
More information on known technical issues is available on http://www.TheSims2.com.
EA TOOLS & MATERIALS END USER LICENSE
Electronic Arts Inc, and its subsidiaries, affiliates and licensors (collectively, "EA") grants you a non- transferable non-exclusive license to download and/or install and use one copy of the software tool ("Tool") and/or materials ("Materials") (collectively the "Tools & Materials") solely for your personal noncommercial use in connection with EA�s products, in accordance with the terms below.
EA owns all of the rights, title and interest in the Tools & Materials. You may not alter any of EA�s trademarks or logos, or alter or remove any of EA�s trademark or copyright notices included in or with the Tools & Materials or EA�s products. Your right to use Tools & Materials is limited to the license grant above, and you may not otherwise copy, display, distribute, perform, publish, modify, create works from, or use any of the Tools & Materials. Without limiting the preceding sentence, you may not modify, reverse engineer, disassemble, license, transfer, distribute, create works from, or sell the Tool, or use the Tools & Materials to further any commercial purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not use the Tools & Materials to promote another product or business, or on any site that operates or promotes a server emulator.
You may include materials created with the Tools & Materials on your personal noncommercial website for the noncommercial benefit of the fan community for EA�s products and provided that if you do so, you must also post the following notice on your site on the same web page(s) where those materials are located: "This site is not endorsed by or affiliated with Electronic Arts, or its licensors. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Game content and materials copyright Electronic Arts Inc. and its licensors. All Rights Reserved." You will not represent that your site is endorsed or approved by or affiliated with EA or our licensors or that any other content on your site is endorsed or approved by or affiliated with EA or our licensors.
THESE TOOLS & MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. EA SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
ANY USE YOU CHOOSE TO MAKE OF THESE TOOLS & MATERIALS IS UNDERTAKEN BY YOU ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. EA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THESE TOOLS & MATERIALS WILL NOT CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, NETWORK, SOFTWARE OR OTHER TECHNOLOGY.
EA WILL NOT PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR THESE TOOLS & MATERIALS. PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR SEND EMAIL TO EA CUSTOMER SUPPORT REGARDING THESE TOOLS & MATERIALS, AS EA WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ANSWER THESE INQUIRIES.
IN NO EVENT SHALL EA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS LICENSE EVEN IF EA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
EA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DISCONTINUE THE AVAILABILITY OF THESE TOOLS & MATERIALS, OR MODIFY THEM, AT ANY TIME, WITHOUT OBLIGATION TO ANYONE.
At EA�s request, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless EA from all liabilities, claims and expenses, including attorneys� fees, arising from any breach of this License by you and/or your use or misuse of the Tools & Materials.
EA may make the Tools & Materials available at its site(s) located in the United States and/or Canada and/or the European Union. You are solely responsible for knowing and complying with all federal, state, and local laws that may apply to your use of Tools & Materials in your own locale. By downloading any Tools & Materials, you warrant that you are not located in any country, or exporting the Tools & Materials to any person or place, to which the United States and/or Canada and/or European Union or its member countries has embargoed goods.
EA may revoke or terminate this license at any time, for any reason or no reason, in its sole discretion. Upon termination, you must destroy or return to EA all Tools & Materials. This License is governed by United States Copyright and California law (without regard to conflicts of law), and is the entire agreement between EA and you regarding the Tools & Materials.
By using the Tools & Materials you accept the terms of this license. If you do not wish to accept this license, do not use the Tools & Materials. You may only use the Tools & Materials pursuant to the terms and conditions of this license.
�2006 Electronic Arts Inc. All Rights Reserved.