MaxisKitty (Feb 12, 2004 6:02:11 PM)
Hello and Welcome to todays chat with Luc Barthelet General Manager and Rocker of Maxis! (if you want to know what that means check the front page of thesims.com)

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:02:40 PM)
Hi everyone

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:02:44 PM)
Fire away!

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:02:59 PM)
aaahhhh I am hit!

nathan7056 (Feb 12, 2004 6:03:47 PM)
What is up with the rock theme Luc?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:03:47 PM)
I was touring the office and found the accessories we used for the TV ad for Superstar

TheIceQueen01 (Feb 12, 2004 6:03:57 PM)
Will there be rain/snow or other weather conditions?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:03:57 PM)
Not really.

now (Feb 12, 2004 6:04:06 PM)
Hows the move going Rocker Luc?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:04:06 PM)
My wife like it!

Fabian[SimsZone.de] (Feb 12, 2004 6:04:24 PM)
Can the free version of Maya be used to create Objects for « The Sims 2 »? I think that’s very important for the scene…

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:04:24 PM)
Yes we are going in that direction. not fully figured out yet

Author_1990 (Feb 12, 2004 6:04:59 PM)
Hello Luc! This is my first chat ever with you. What are some of the features you are planning to add which costed the delay?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:04:59 PM)
not public yet. but one of them is more features at the neighborhood level.

ddc060802 (Feb 12, 2004 6:05:16 PM)
Can you really build on hills and connect bridges over water?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:05:16 PM)
Yes. the brdige come from the SimCity map.

kickens (Feb 12, 2004 6:05:45 PM)
Are you adding more stuff because of the delay

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:05:45 PM)
No we are delaying because we are adding more stuff

birdbaby (Feb 12, 2004 6:06:04 PM)
Are there alien abductions in Sims 2 and if so, can the woman come back pregnant with a 1/2 alien baby?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:06:04 PM)
Hint: not the women.

BeefStew (Feb 12, 2004 6:06:37 PM)
How close to reality are the released « screen shots » to the game

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:06:37 PM)
most of them are shot in the game everytime.

netdoc01 (Feb 12, 2004 6:06:55 PM)
Bonjour, Luc! Can furniture be placed diagonally?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:06:55 PM)
no. except some wall items like windows

magic_cat123 (Feb 12, 2004 6:07:18 PM)
can the sims hair actually grow?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:07:18 PM)
the users can use the vanity to change the appearance of the sims.

graeme (Feb 12, 2004 6:07:33 PM)
Luc maxis brought out the B.A.T. will you e brining a tool like that out fo the sims or the sims2 cause that would be excellent!!!

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:07:33 PM)
that’s the idea

Ringo_dog (Feb 12, 2004 6:07:46 PM)
If we want to have a nice personalized neighborhood, does it mean we have to go out and buy SC4 or will we be able to download some?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:07:46 PM)
I am sure you will find 100s on the web.

Punkypal (Feb 12, 2004 6:08:06 PM)
How does Bella’s strapless dress stay up..?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:08:06 PM)
She has special pixel glue.

skeeta13 (Feb 12, 2004 6:09:16 PM)
In your opinion, whats the best thing about TS2?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:09:16 PM)
I amde some REALLY cool skins with tattoos last week. and then I modified the clothes so that the tattoos would show up. that was way cool!

Aaron344860 (Feb 12, 2004 6:09:33 PM)
Hi Luc How does the Cammeran Mode work, I mean Can you freeze the game, and then scroll or Can you Just go around while gameplay and do everything??

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:09:33 PM)
you can do it while the gameplay runs!

lilcherri88 (Feb 12, 2004 6:09:59 PM)
Will parents be able to serve dinner as the family sits down? And this time, will the family eat right away, or will they grab the plate, stand up, then sit down again and eat?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:09:59 PM)
The parents can serve family dinner

docderock (Feb 12, 2004 6:10:45 PM)
It is true that for skinning only Maya3D can be used?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:10:45 PM)
Casie is a great tool. If you want to modify the 3D meshes you will need a 3D tool like Maya. If you just want to skin you just need a paint program

Sunday1985 (Feb 12, 2004 6:11:05 PM)
Can you place tatoos anywhere? and can you draw them in say the program paint?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:11:05 PM)
ANYWHERE. yes there too.

ILovePurple (Feb 12, 2004 6:11:21 PM)
Hey Luc! Hopefully this time my question gets answered. How do sims tell there money apart? Like is it still one big pot, or when u click on someone, does it shows their money status? Thanks!

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:11:21 PM)
one pot per family,

lazygirlchelsea (Feb 12, 2004 6:11:51 PM)
how good is a teens cooking skills?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:11:51 PM)
usually not very good. but they can grow their skill like adults do.

gofo80 (Feb 12, 2004 6:12:12 PM)
while you are in the cameraman mode, can you use things?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:12:12 PM)
kind of. you can tab in and out without loosing the camera

eightybees (Feb 12, 2004 6:12:41 PM)
If a person close to Bob Sim dies, how will it affect Bob Sim’s life?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:12:41 PM)
He will be unhappy when he learns it.

Yuri445 (Feb 12, 2004 6:12:53 PM)
Are there going to be more Asian skins in the new sims?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:12:53 PM)
way more

shurst2004 (Feb 12, 2004 6:13:25 PM)
Hello Luc! I was wondering, how long can the movies that we create with The Sims 2 be? Will there be any limits on file size or on movie length? Thank you Luc!

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:13:25 PM)
how big is your hard disk again?

Indog (Feb 12, 2004 6:13:34 PM)
What age group is TS2 targeted for? It seems like some of that wacky humor from the first game declined to fart jokes and puking to please the younger folk.

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:13:34 PM)

simdegree (Feb 12, 2004 6:13:55 PM)
how are things with bella? wink wink

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:13:55 PM)
I have not seen her in weeks. not good. he has disappeared

Kailove (Feb 12, 2004 6:14:27 PM)
Did Maxis workers get as upset as the fans when they realized they would have to delay the game?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:14:27 PM)
No they were happy because they want the game to be the best game ever released. they knew it would take more time.

IAmTheRad (Feb 12, 2004 6:15:06 PM)
Any way cool surprises that you could reveal to us today?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:15:06 PM)
I saw some really really really cool houses yesterday. and someone figured out how to make basements

kickens (Feb 12, 2004 6:16:07 PM)
what eye colors are there? hair colors?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:16:07 PM)
4 each as a default. all customizable to a few thousands

miceman (Feb 12, 2004 6:16:57 PM)
Are there indoor pools in ts2?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:16:57 PM)
Interesting, I suppose you can build a pool and then wall it. since you control the roof tool, I suppose it can be indoor. I’ll try later today.

Dani (Feb 12, 2004 6:17:14 PM)
For how long are the sims going be abducted???

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:17:14 PM)
A few hours

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:17:25 PM)
Just the time to run some deep tests!

Guest (Feb 12, 2004 6:17:35 PM)
Will Sims from The Sims2 be compatible with My Sims in SimCity4?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:17:35 PM)

ILovePurple (Feb 12, 2004 6:17:41 PM)
Tell the ‘basement person’ i love them! Thanx!

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:17:41 PM)

mf15 (Feb 12, 2004 6:17:49 PM)
Will the zodiac still determine personalities?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:17:49 PM)

ActingSimmy (Feb 12, 2004 6:17:56 PM)
Will the marriages be Bigger?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:17:56 PM)

__Supa__Star__ (Feb 12, 2004 6:18:25 PM)
please answer this is my first sims chat! ^_^ what are some of the new romance and romantic interactions? 😉

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:18:25 PM)
Friendly Kiss.

Pookie (Feb 12, 2004 6:18:46 PM)
Do mothers gain their figure back after having a baby?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:18:46 PM)
If they watch their diet and excercise

simgurl04 (Feb 12, 2004 6:18:59 PM)
do u get to plan for a marriage? Like who will be invited?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:18:59 PM)
Yes you can invite specially for a wedding

Dragoncat Eliz (Feb 12, 2004 6:19:16 PM)
can u pick out wedding dresses and fully plan the ceremony

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:19:16 PM)
I believe they come in formal wear.

sims2guy (Feb 12, 2004 6:19:23 PM)
what happened to CaSIE???

MaxisLucky (Feb 12, 2004 6:19:23 PM)
We are still working on CaSIE and don’t have a set release date. We are trying to make sure that Sims created with CaSIE will work within The Sims 2 when it ships.

Social_Reject (Feb 12, 2004 6:19:46 PM)
how much « nicer » is the grim reaper?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:19:47 PM)
Well, he kills sims and then you plead. I wonder if you can flirt with death?

Cirena (Feb 12, 2004 6:20:26 PM)
Hi Everyone, At the official danish sims site we were wondering if plants will also grow?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:20:26 PM)

softbalkookie (Feb 12, 2004 6:20:47 PM)
How many marriages can you have in one life?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:20:47 PM)
Probably more than 25

CrazyBob#13 (Feb 12, 2004 6:21:07 PM)
can the sims watch movies at home or will there be a local movie theatre (if not, MAJOR GOOD IDEA!) 🙂

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:21:07 PM)
They can watch movies at home movies are just plain AVIs

SimKris (Feb 12, 2004 6:21:34 PM)
please, please PLEASE answer this: will there be, a SIMS 3

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:21:34 PM)
We will start working on Sims3 as soon as Sims 2 ships

moosy (Feb 12, 2004 6:21:56 PM)
can you still have blue zombies those were so cool?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:21:56 PM)
You mean ghosts?

Chantel (Feb 12, 2004 6:22:07 PM)
What’s a cool new feature about the pool?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:22:07 PM)
Camera at the bottom?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:22:22 PM)
and custom bathing suits!

arkanine (Feb 12, 2004 6:22:34 PM)
will any maxis made female skins be shipped with the game that have hair past their shoulders??

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:22:34 PM)

BeefStew (Feb 12, 2004 6:22:39 PM)
Will there be ep’s for sims2?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:22:39 PM)
You bet!

Steph (Feb 12, 2004 6:23:21 PM)
When sims die, will there be an automatic urn or a more involved process like the weddings?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:23:21 PM)
You get an urn. you can make it a tombstone

theevilwriter (Feb 12, 2004 6:23:53 PM)
Luc!!!! Will there be a homecrafter 2?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:23:53 PM)
I believe so, we are using one internally and I expect we will release it after we fix the bugs

robinu (Feb 12, 2004 6:24:28 PM)
Exactly what do you guys have against long hair?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:24:28 PM)
We are polygon intersection restricted about long hairs.

Bruce (Feb 12, 2004 6:25:06 PM)
J’aime la pluie. Vas-tu faire que les Sims detestent la pluie ou est-ce qu’il va y avoir des sims qui aiment la pluie et des sims qui n’aiment pas la pluie?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:25:06 PM)
On a pas la pluie dans les sims 2

Alexa (Feb 12, 2004 6:25:27 PM)
LUC prove to me that YOU are REAL and not some computer programy thingy

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:25:27 PM)
what could possibly do it for you? an insult maybe?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:25:44 PM)
are you a real person? maybe YOU are a computer

wildmomma2672 (Feb 12, 2004 6:26:15 PM)
Will you guys consider adding a cemetary to sims 2. All those tombstones are gonna clutter the yard. I don’t wanna sell grandma for $5.

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:26:15 PM)
how about your great-great-great-grandma? and how about $10?

BlackSpirit (Feb 12, 2004 6:26:20 PM)
Can we change the Type of the roof?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:26:20 PM)

VioletKitty (Feb 12, 2004 6:26:40 PM)
do you take your urn to a municipal cemetery or will all urns need to be kept at home or sold? and will there be more interactions with Ghosts (such as we have now with MM shed your skin?)

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:26:40 PM)
Ghosts are more fun in Sims2

SimMasterJohnnyBurpie (Feb 12, 2004 6:26:55 PM)
I saw dormers in the architecture pics . . . will those automatically make themselves depending on the wall placement?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:26:55 PM)
you add them with a tool

nanshi_nibble (Feb 12, 2004 6:27:08 PM)
Who will be able to visit community lots (individuals or whole families only) Can toddlers go with adults?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:27:08 PM)
I think so.

graperocks33 (Feb 12, 2004 6:27:17 PM)
can kids sneak out of the house at night?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:27:17 PM)

Joe_the_pirate_capn (Feb 12, 2004 6:27:28 PM)
How do you pronounce your name? (LOO-SE) or (Luck) or (Lus)?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:27:28 PM)

ivybutterfly (Feb 12, 2004 6:27:54 PM)
So we aren’t going to have weather?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:27:54 PM)
Don’t think so. did not seem very important compared to making the sims smarter

magic_cat123 (Feb 12, 2004 6:28:13 PM)
You said as soon as the sims2 gets shiped you will start on a sims3….s when thesims1 got shipped did you already plan a sims2?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:28:13 PM)
We started right away

SolarStephy (Feb 12, 2004 6:28:27 PM)
will there be like clubs and other social things a sim can join?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:28:27 PM)
Community lots.

ThomasLoughran (Feb 12, 2004 6:28:37 PM)
Will the goth’s house be exactly the same in the sims2 with ebtter graphics or a totally new house

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:28:37 PM)
Totally new house.

Dani (Feb 12, 2004 6:28:50 PM)
Will sims now notice that another sim didn’t brush his teeth????

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:28:50 PM)
They will notice if they don’t shower

artistmax801 (Feb 12, 2004 6:29:18 PM)
What happened if the sim doesn’t get potty trained. Will they go through life that way?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:29:18 PM)
They will remember that their parents did not take good care of them.

Kailove (Feb 12, 2004 6:29:27 PM)
do sim kids get report cards or homework?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:29:27 PM)
report cards

Dirty Dawg (Feb 12, 2004 6:29:51 PM)
Guys i’m up so late just so i can be at the chat and i have work really early. Please anwsure one quetion how will sims travel to and from community lots, will it be the same as the original pretty please

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:29:51 PM)
Yes Sims can travel to and from community lots

PotatoEgal (Feb 12, 2004 6:30:39 PM)
Will there be pets included in The Sims 2, or will we have to wait for an expansion pack to see Aristotle and the Katz in 3D? (BTW: You have MAD Typin’ Skillz)

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:30:39 PM)
No Pets. unless you think that the coakroaches make good pets. you can have a lot of those

Social_Reject (Feb 12, 2004 6:30:43 PM)
Will there be a tutorial like in TS1?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:30:43 PM)

magic_cat123 (Feb 12, 2004 6:30:57 PM)
LUC, just wanted to tell you that you are THE BEST for taking time out to talk with us! THANK YOU!

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:30:57 PM)
Thank you for taking time to be with us

graeme (Feb 12, 2004 6:31:06 PM)
If your children do bad in school will they still be sent to milatary school?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:31:06 PM)

ivybutterfly (Feb 12, 2004 6:31:19 PM)
Will the houses from the screenshots be on the game?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:31:20 PM)
Some not all

alexmas (Feb 12, 2004 6:31:36 PM)
Why does the 3D pinball game ( space cadet ) that all computers bring say Maxis on one corner??? lol

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:31:36 PM)
It was developed by Maxis 8 years ago.

keljopy (Feb 12, 2004 6:31:53 PM)
will kids be able to study for different subjects (math, science, etc.) or will they just get one grade like in Sims1

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:31:53 PM)
One grade

lazygirlchelsea (Feb 12, 2004 6:31:58 PM)
i heard that you can pick a kids school. is it true?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:31:58 PM)

poohman (Feb 12, 2004 6:32:18 PM)
Will sims be able to jump off the couch?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:32:18 PM)
They can jump on beds and jump on couches

WhitneySue (Feb 12, 2004 6:32:25 PM)
Can you adopt kids? Even if your single? Or do you have to be inlove in order to do that?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:32:25 PM)
Yes you can adopt

Ringo_dog (Feb 12, 2004 6:32:52 PM)
When an old guy dies but his children didn’t live with him anymore, will the money be shared among his descendants or will it be taken by the SimGov’t?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:32:52 PM)
relatives get it. I guess this could promote user-Sim murders

simsgurl65 (Feb 12, 2004 6:33:05 PM)
will you please please please PLEASE put the family of the two sisters who fight over the boy in the game? and also the boy and his family. theyre awesome!

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:33:05 PM)
I expect them to be in the game

eclgah (Feb 12, 2004 6:33:15 PM)
Will there be Welfare for poor families

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:33:15 PM)
No. everyone has to work.

honeebabee (Feb 12, 2004 6:33:58 PM)
is the interation depicted in the latest filmstrip (dressing room romp) be available in the game?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:33:58 PM)
YES. Those strips are all made with the game by Jerry

Subberke (Feb 12, 2004 6:34:45 PM)
a lot of good questions today. Maybe you could answer mine? will you be able to lock doors?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:34:45 PM)
not at this point. This might still be added in the game but it is not very likely.

Kailove (Feb 12, 2004 6:34:57 PM)
when sim kids spy in their bathroomwindows,does it lower their social score?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:34:57 PM)
only some kids

lucky (Feb 12, 2004 6:35:31 PM)
The BBS people wanted me to ask you this LUC: When are we getting pictures of Newbies and also Cassandra Goth?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:35:31 PM)
Can I keep any surprise when we ship the game? or do I have to show and tell every picel?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:35:39 PM)
oops pixel.

hunny6 (Feb 12, 2004 6:35:44 PM)
Can sims gain and lose weight?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:35:44 PM)

ALLY_H (Feb 12, 2004 6:36:10 PM)
can you only ‘play in bed’? wouldn’t it be more realistic ‘playing in back seats of cars’ or something like that. come on luc you know what im talkin about?!!

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:36:10 PM)
no cars. but hot tubs and changing booths are fair game.

swedish girl (Feb 12, 2004 6:36:27 PM)
Can you only buy tomatoes and carrots is it more things you can buy in foods?Can you tell littel bit about it?Plz

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:36:27 PM)
you can buy « Groceries » as a generic thing

simtrainer (Feb 12, 2004 6:36:52 PM)
will sim teens hav wet dreams

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:36:52 PM)
Great question. I wonder if that would help with our Teen rating.

jwebs (Feb 12, 2004 6:37:23 PM)
how come all sims have the perfect body?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:37:23 PM)
What do you mean? we just make them all look like me?

ToniBrax_lil_sis (Feb 12, 2004 6:37:55 PM)
Can sims loan or give money to other sims?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:37:55 PM)

Kamakazi_Kyd (Feb 12, 2004 6:38:15 PM)
Why cant teens « Play »?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:38:15 PM)
that would make the game « Mature »

Guest (Feb 12, 2004 6:38:39 PM)
Will there be new animations for playing in bed, like maybe something realistic without being pornographic?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:38:39 PM)
show me one of those and I’ll see if I can put it in the game

keljopy (Feb 12, 2004 6:39:05 PM)
will we need Maya to make elves and aliens and such or can it be done with CAS?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:39:05 PM)
I expect we will have some of those in CAS

rabbro (Feb 12, 2004 6:39:12 PM)
Cam Sims « play in bed » solo?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:39:12 PM)
Liek you do?

AJ710 (Feb 12, 2004 6:39:19 PM)
do sims realize theri own sexual preference or do we get to choose

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:39:19 PM)

DCNUFC (Feb 12, 2004 6:39:30 PM)
Whats the difference between « TEEN » and « MATURE »

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:39:30 PM)
ESRB decides that

mswaugh (Feb 12, 2004 6:39:58 PM)
Can sims spy on other sims?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:39:58 PM)

charles (Feb 12, 2004 6:40:25 PM)
y is it so bad for a game to be rated mature. if you made everything realistic and it was rated mature then it would be better.

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:40:25 PM)
If the game was Mature, it would not sell as well and we would not be able to make EPs

Christina (Feb 12, 2004 6:40:32 PM)
Luc how old are you exactly? 40? 45? 50???

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:40:32 PM)
42 last week.

earth_angel7 (Feb 12, 2004 6:41:18 PM)
will same sex’s be able to marry

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:41:18 PM)
I think so. I don’t think anyone is expecting a virtual constitution change

SolarStephy (Feb 12, 2004 6:41:26 PM)
can sims spread rumors?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:41:26 PM)

bh3250 (Feb 12, 2004 6:41:35 PM)
can sims lock doors

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:41:35 PM)
no. read higher

TrixieT (Feb 12, 2004 6:42:03 PM)
if a blue skinned alien has a baby with a red skinned demon in the game, which will the kids be blue, red, or purple?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:42:03 PM)
Blue or red

artistmax801 (Feb 12, 2004 6:42:12 PM)
At what age did you become interested in computer games?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:42:12 PM)

starkissed111 (Feb 12, 2004 6:42:27 PM)
Are you going to transfer any of the TS1 expansion packs to TS2? Like a Hot Date or Vacation except for TS2? Or can you combine all of them into one CD? (All 7?)

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:42:27 PM)
No. They will all be brand new

Tristin (Feb 12, 2004 6:42:39 PM)
Luc, will you be in the game?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:42:39 PM)
Only if they do it without me knowing.

OSean24000 (Feb 12, 2004 6:42:55 PM)
Will there be an option of the level of detail in the game? Say we use maximum; will it really affect the game if we have a good amount of memory and video memory?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:42:55 PM)
Yes we have a full page of graphic and audio options

Spongebobiluv13 (Feb 12, 2004 6:43:38 PM)
Can sims skinny dip? 😀

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:43:38 PM)
Well, you choose the bathing suit, some of those can be really small after the use of Casie… Like really really really small.

rabbro (Feb 12, 2004 6:44:17 PM)
I want an apology from Luc – you cant say I play in bed solo like that blatantly

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:44:17 PM)
hehe. gotcha

stephreed (Feb 12, 2004 6:44:40 PM)
Will other sims know if they are having a relationship with a married sim?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:44:40 PM)
They will know. they might not care

BlackSpirit (Feb 12, 2004 6:44:46 PM)
Is it easy to import land from Simcity 4 to TS2?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:44:46 PM)
real easy

shanesgirl (Feb 12, 2004 6:45:15 PM)
my sim fanatic friend wants to know if the our simmies will be anatomically correct?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:45:15 PM)
not in the shipping game but you can « fix » them.

SimWitchBoy (Feb 12, 2004 6:45:32 PM)
Why do gnomes explode when you pass by them?What was the inspiration for that?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:45:32 PM)
We thought it was fun.

jwebs (Feb 12, 2004 6:45:46 PM)
hey i bet luc plays solo in bed

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:45:46 PM)
Enough of that. back on tracks

simmysky (Feb 12, 2004 6:46:11 PM)
Luc can you tell us a few objects that we may not know about it ?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:46:11 PM)
Mirrors are cool.

Guest (Feb 12, 2004 6:46:35 PM)
can sims spread false rumours

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:46:35 PM)
good one. did not think of that. maybe we could have pathological liars

swedish girl (Feb 12, 2004 6:46:56 PM)
What is the most romantic a sim can do to another sim?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:46:56 PM)
remember valentine’s day?

lilcherri88 (Feb 12, 2004 6:47:11 PM)
Is it easy to add music to the game?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:47:11 PM)
just drag and drop an MP3 or a shortcut to an MP3

Sims Fiend (Feb 12, 2004 6:47:40 PM)
What about adding mirrors for the ceililngs?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:47:40 PM)
somehow I knew that one was coming when I typed that first answer…

deea (Feb 12, 2004 6:48:39 PM)
what happens if sims are so far in dept they cant get out of it?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:48:39 PM)
I suppose they die of hunger

tropicaltwistergirl (Feb 12, 2004 6:48:53 PM)
has michael baclor made it ?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:48:53 PM)
in a sick sort of way.

gofo80 (Feb 12, 2004 6:48:57 PM)
in the cameraman mode, can you look up in the sky?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:48:57 PM)

BlackSpirit (Feb 12, 2004 6:49:04 PM)
Can we see others houses when we play?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:49:04 PM)

BlueBell (Feb 12, 2004 6:49:55 PM)
What is one of the best features to Sims 2

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:49:55 PM)
The camera mode

AAAmy (Feb 12, 2004 6:50:01 PM)
Lil_perdygal from the BBS wants to know: Can a female sim have a male roomate without being married to him then possibly later on get married to him?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:50:01 PM)

starkissed111 (Feb 12, 2004 6:50:28 PM)
Do you have any kids? If so, do they get embarrassed when they see all this « attention » you’re getting?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:50:28 PM)
I have 4 kids. They all think I am an old thing

softbalkookie (Feb 12, 2004 6:50:37 PM)
Can we see grass and stuff instead of gray outside of bounds?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:50:37 PM)

Author_1990 (Feb 12, 2004 6:51:10 PM)
Maxis… you said that sims can spy on neighbors using the telescope. If we use the cameraman mode… can we see our sims spy them?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:51:10 PM)
yes. but the camera can’t look throughth telescope

Simgal21 (Feb 12, 2004 6:51:21 PM)
pleeeeeeeaaaaaaase answer my question!!!!! Will you be able to change the clothes of a toddler or baby in the sims 2?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:51:21 PM)
I believe so.

Duckie (Feb 12, 2004 6:51:33 PM)
Are there townies?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:51:33 PM)

Sims Fiend (Feb 12, 2004 6:51:41 PM)
Will CaSIE be easy to use for people who have never done any type of customizations before?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:51:41 PM)

mariahz_man (Feb 12, 2004 6:51:49 PM)
hey, can u tell us more about the downtown location please

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:51:49 PM)
They can be user made.

Joanna (Feb 12, 2004 6:51:59 PM)
Hey Mr. Hair Rocker Extraordinaire, do you always walk around Maxis wearing that Rock Star ensemble?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:51:59 PM)

shurst2004 (Feb 12, 2004 6:52:13 PM)
Luc, there is confusion right now on the BBS. They say you said there was NO weather, did you say that, or did I just miss it?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:52:13 PM)
There is no weather

poohman (Feb 12, 2004 6:52:15 PM)
Dear maxisluc how long will this chat be going for?

MaxisLucky (Feb 12, 2004 6:52:15 PM)
We have about 10 more minutes for the chat today.

blake (Feb 12, 2004 6:52:35 PM)
Is it possible sims will be able to drive in a future sim 2 expansion pack?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:52:35 PM)
Maybe. We have not started the EPs yet so we do not know

sophie (Feb 12, 2004 6:52:59 PM)
Apart from throwing upon people, what do baby sims do?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:52:59 PM)
They eat, sleep cry. they move around and make a mess. then they grow up.

Kailove (Feb 12, 2004 6:53:21 PM)
Can we see the doodoo when you change a baby sim’s diaper?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:53:21 PM)
no, but you can smell it

Yuri445 (Feb 12, 2004 6:53:49 PM)
If there is no weather, why was it raining?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:53:49 PM)
feature was removed. It was raining in the house too. it was stupid

Darkanjel105 (Feb 12, 2004 6:54:14 PM)
CAn teens get drunk? How does a teen get in trouble by the cops?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:54:14 PM)
drunk no. there is no alcohol or tobacco in the game. trouble with the cops yes.

Kit Kat (Feb 12, 2004 6:54:37 PM)
😀 Will sims be meaner or ect they had a « bad » childhood?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:54:37 PM)

Aaron344860 (Feb 12, 2004 6:54:59 PM)
LUC Im getting RestLESS PLease Answer, IF a Fire starts Will it go through and burn the house down, Or will it stay in 1 Room like in the sims 1? Please answer

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:54:59 PM)
Don’t know. I tend to avoid the fires. I’ll try to check for next CHAT

lilcherri88 (Feb 12, 2004 6:55:15 PM)
please answer!! Do the teens have a prom or dance?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:55:15 PM)
no, but they can have parties.

simmyfreak (Feb 12, 2004 6:55:39 PM)
CAn you tell us more about the video taping thing.

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:55:40 PM)
you playthe game. at anytime you can press « v » to start-stop video recording. that’s it.

Klobbi (Feb 12, 2004 6:55:54 PM)
I really hope this is a good question… it seems all the others from me aren’t so good!!! He he! Here goes hopefully something: When the cat burglar comes into your house and you don’t have an alarm… can you attack the burglar or stop in anyway.. other that calling the police???

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:55:54 PM)
you can do both

WhitneySue (Feb 12, 2004 6:56:19 PM)
Can adult sims HIT kid sims if they are bad… or does no abuse go on in the game…?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:56:19 PM)
there is no adult towards children violence in the game

abroncofan44 (Feb 12, 2004 6:56:55 PM)
Please answer!!!!!!! Will sims have bachelor parties?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:56:55 PM)
I guess you can call them that. Ask Caryl she knows more than me about bachelor parties.

earth_angel7 (Feb 12, 2004 6:57:05 PM)
what is the purpose of video taping?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:57:05 PM)
user fun.

max greer (Feb 12, 2004 6:57:23 PM)
When does CASie and The Sims 2 come out?

MaxisLucky (Feb 12, 2004 6:57:23 PM)
When they’re ready. 🙂

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:57:48 PM)
and also I want to be a movie director and present a movie at the next sundance festival so I needed the feature.

simgelf (Feb 12, 2004 6:57:57 PM)
Will babies have motive bars, like hunger and hygiene?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:57:57 PM)

Ezrianna (Feb 12, 2004 6:58:09 PM)
Luc what do you think of the game The Movies?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:58:09 PM)
Have not played yet

MaxisKitty (Feb 12, 2004 6:58:13 PM)
Five more minutes left – –

321_Matteo_123 (Feb 12, 2004 6:58:18 PM)
Hey Luc! lol, just wonderin, do you EVER get annoyed of all of these girls asking if they could marry you or etc?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:58:18 PM)
I am already married

BCD (Feb 12, 2004 6:58:50 PM)
PLEASE answer. We’re desperate for new news! Will there be another Designer’s Diary at Gamespot.com?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:58:50 PM)
I am sure we will have more

PlayCrackTheSky (Feb 12, 2004 6:59:04 PM)
so since there is no rain now, are y’all at maxis working to make rain the doesn’t go in the house, or have you given up?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 6:59:04 PM)
never surrender!

trenb (Feb 12, 2004 7:00:18 PM)
Your are going to keep a ton of stuff for surprise, right?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 7:00:18 PM)
Yes. that’s why I am not answering ALL the questions.

kid796 (Feb 12, 2004 7:00:45 PM)
can we control the baby sims

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 7:00:45 PM)
The toddler yes.

AAAmy (Feb 12, 2004 7:00:54 PM)
PLEEEEESE! lol…Can you give your sim child up for adoption? If so, do they just dissapear like when in The Sims 1 when a sim moved out or do they go somewhere or what? lol…Thanks for hangin’ with us Luc! We love you!

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 7:00:54 PM)
What kind of a person are you?

Guest (Feb 12, 2004 7:01:12 PM)
Thank you MaxisLuc, MaxisKitty, MaxisLucky, MaxisMojo, MaxisShorty, and all of Maxis for making this game and doing this chat! You’re great!

MaxisMojo (Feb 12, 2004 7:01:12 PM)
Thanks for joining us in chat today!

321_Matteo_123 (Feb 12, 2004 7:01:14 PM)
Luc! answer my question! 🙂 Could you tell us some of the more « advanced foods » that sims can now make!?!

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 7:01:14 PM)
Baked alska?

kaygee (Feb 12, 2004 7:01:41 PM)
Are there going to be more challenges…like the points for body and charisma, will there be different one? (i hope that makes sense)

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 7:01:41 PM)
Yes, this game will be way more challenging!

simsgurl65 (Feb 12, 2004 7:01:50 PM)
will there be adult « wink wink » movies on tv?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 7:01:50 PM)
wink wink

Hiccups (Feb 12, 2004 7:01:59 PM)
Love ya Maxis Folk! Keep up the superior work!!

MaxisLucky (Feb 12, 2004 7:01:59 PM)
Thanks! We love you guys, too!!!

LoL (Feb 12, 2004 7:02:13 PM)
Is their going to be a The Sims 237 ?

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 7:02:13 PM)
We will start it right after 236. and so much for trying to make me look like a robotic answer.

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 7:02:31 PM)
Bye everyone!

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 7:02:34 PM)
thanks for the chat.

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 7:02:45 PM)
don’t forget Valentine’s day on Saturday!

MaxisKitty (Feb 12, 2004 7:03:04 PM)
Thanks everyone!

MaxisLuc (Feb 12, 2004 7:03:07 PM)
Have a great week end!

MaxisKitty (Feb 12, 2004 7:03:09 PM)
Hope you had fun