Les Sims 2 La vie en appartement Tchat #2

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 5:55:49 PM)
Hi Bim!

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 5:55:54 PM)
Hey J!

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:04:18 PM)
Hi everyone!

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:04:49 PM)
Hello everyone 🙂

ChatMaster (Aug 7, 2008 6:04:53 PM)
Welcome to the chat for The Sims 2 Apartment Life!

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:04:56 PM)

MaxoidAlan (Aug 7, 2008 6:05:04 PM)

kry (Aug 7, 2008 6:05:50 PM)
Will there be bunk beds to save space?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:05:50 PM)
There won’t be bunk beds, but you can have a Murphy Bed that folds up and saves you a ton of space in small apartments

Scarlett2311 (Aug 7, 2008 6:05:55 PM)
Are there any new radio stations?

MaxoidShannon (Aug 7, 2008 6:05:55 PM)
We have not added any new radio stations, but we have added many new songs to the pack.

Chibikins (Aug 7, 2008 6:06:57 PM)
Will sims who purchase a unfurnished apartment have their rent go up after they furnish it?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:06:57 PM)
Nope, your rent will stay the same no matter what items your Sims put in.

xstacielove (Aug 7, 2008 6:07:37 PM)
Will Homecrafter be updated for use with ceilings

MaxoidShannon (Aug 7, 2008 6:07:37 PM)
Ceilings are essentially floor tiles, so you will be able to make ceilings.

Scarlett2311 (Aug 7, 2008 6:07:52 PM)
How will libraries work?

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:07:52 PM)
There is a community lot in Belladonna Cove which is a library, as in it’s a building with many books. We haven’t added any new library functionality.

Sally (Aug 7, 2008 6:07:57 PM)
How does a roommate count against the 8 Sim / 2Pets rule?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:07:57 PM)
Think of your roommate as a very smart and well-dressed pet as far as household limits are concerned 🙂

kry (Aug 7, 2008 6:08:02 PM)
Are there new items/interactions for babies?

MaxoidAlan (Aug 7, 2008 6:08:02 PM)
Yes, there is a new peek a poo social that’s very cute and also toddler hugs.

Guest (Aug 7, 2008 6:08:06 PM)
are ceilings automatically built on community lots?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:08:06 PM)
When building on community lots ceiling tiles must be placed down much like floors. The community lots in BellaDonna Cove do have ceilings.

onmymind04 (Aug 7, 2008 6:08:16 PM)
Is this the last expansion pack for the Sims 2?

MaxoidShannon (Aug 7, 2008 6:08:16 PM)
Currently, there are no plans for any future Expansion Packs. We will be adding content once a month to The Sims 2 Store.

PajamaRick (Aug 7, 2008 6:08:33 PM)
Quick question…will there be new Neighborhood objects and some « trashy » slum-type decorations?

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:08:33 PM)
As you’ll be able to see in Belladonna Cove, there are a bunch of new neighborhood ploppables that help distinguish between the better and worse parts of any neighborhood.

LP7 (Aug 7, 2008 6:09:26 PM)
How do trash chutes work? Do they work like the trash can on the street or does someone have to take the trash out?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:09:26 PM)
Trash Chutes will work like the trash cans out in the street. Take your trash there and it will be gone for good.

sims2headmanic2 (Aug 7, 2008 6:09:43 PM)
Any new clothing?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:09:43 PM)
Of course. There is new clothing and hair.

PopeBarley (Aug 7, 2008 6:10:32 PM)
Will our buildings HAVE to have ceilings?

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:10:32 PM)
The ceilings were always there! But you’ll have the option of seeing them or not.

Bonnie (Aug 7, 2008 6:11:09 PM)
In the earlier chat, there was something about not being able to have doors in apartments other than the special apartment door? So we can’t have a side door?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:11:09 PM)
Every apartment can only have one entrance. Every other opening to the outside (like a balcony or a patio) must be enclosed in some way. So no, you can’t have a side door.

leniStar (Aug 7, 2008 6:12:14 PM)
What’s your favorite new item?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:12:14 PM)
I love the open mic. You can sing, recite poetry, and perform comedy. A Sims skill dramatically impacts performance too.

Guest (Aug 7, 2008 6:12:18 PM)
what happens with the other playable families in the same house? can they get children or marry without my dicision?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:12:18 PM)
No. Other than relationship updates, other playable families on your lot won’t progress. Think of separate apartment units as if they were separate lots.

joelmole100 (Aug 7, 2008 6:12:56 PM)
Will old buildings still function without ceilings or will they have to be updated?

MaxoidShannon (Aug 7, 2008 6:12:56 PM)
A default ceiling will be automatically « installed » in your previously built lots. You may have to turn them on through the UI. You can always change them.

aandk (Aug 7, 2008 6:13:03 PM)
Can sims learn to teleport from witches?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:13:03 PM)
Witches in all their variety are the only one’s that can teleport.

abattista (Aug 7, 2008 6:13:07 PM)
Will a specific cheat code be needed to build apartments like hotels in Bon Voyage?

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:13:07 PM)
Yes, it’s very similar to Bon Voyage. You’ll need to build a regular residential lot and then use the lot zoning cheat to turn it into an apartment.

SimInTheSun (Aug 7, 2008 6:13:34 PM)
How many new hairstyles are there? Men need alot more good ones!

MaxoidAlan (Aug 7, 2008 6:13:34 PM)
There are over 30 new hairs~!

samdoodle (Aug 7, 2008 6:14:11 PM)
Will there be any new hobbies for people who have Freetime

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:14:11 PM)
No, but there are many new interactions and objects that will give your Sims hobby enthusiasm if you have FreeTime installed

SimLover (Aug 7, 2008 6:15:02 PM)
What has been the funnest part of making this expansion?

MaxoidShannon (Aug 7, 2008 6:15:02 PM)
For me the best part of every pack is working with our development team and visiting the boards to hear all of the things you guys get excited about.

Pricia (Aug 7, 2008 6:15:18 PM)
Can the butler look after the children or do you need a nanny?

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:15:18 PM)
The butler can do it, although he tends to keep to a very regular schedule. So if you’re working the graveyard shift, you might still need a nanny in addition.

SimInTheSun (Aug 7, 2008 6:15:22 PM)
How many new hairstyles are there? Men need some good ones!

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:15:23 PM)
Over 30 new hairs, across gender and age, are in this pack.

Franica (Aug 7, 2008 6:15:29 PM)
Will some buildings have pet rules? Like no pets allowed, or cats only?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:15:29 PM)
There will be no restrictions other than the maximum amount of Sims/pets per family. We figured that your Sims would want to bring their four-legged friends into their apartments, so no restrictions on that!

Guest (Aug 7, 2008 6:17:15 PM)
Tell me more about the « Lap Dog »

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:17:15 PM)
Oh, the lap dog. Well, the lap dog is a tiny little dog that’s more suited for apartment life. It comes with its own pen and kind of acts like the contained pets in Sims 2 Pets in that it likes to mainly stay in its pen. But you can pick it up to play with it and even carry it around and sit with it (on your lap, of course) on couches and living chairs.

Cjb402 (Aug 7, 2008 6:17:22 PM)
What was the most challenging aspect in creating this Expansion Pack?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:17:22 PM)
Making apartments work was definitely the biggest challenge we faced in this Expansion. We’ve simply never had several controllable families in the same lot, and it was definitely difficult to make it the best experience possible for you Sims fans out there.

Guest (Aug 7, 2008 6:17:47 PM)
Will the version of SecuROM in Apartment Life have an install limit?

MaxoidShannon (Aug 7, 2008 6:17:47 PM)
The Digital Download version has a limit to the number of computers you can install the game on, it does not limit how many times you can install it on the same computer.

rose (Aug 7, 2008 6:17:58 PM)
Which is your favourite new social group?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:17:59 PM)
The Gearhead fashion is edgy and cool. There are complimentary hairstyles and plenty of opportunities to exhibit good and bad behavior. They have a unique greet too.

junyell (Aug 7, 2008 6:18:00 PM)
Can you add a grocery store or clothing store in a common area of an apartment building?

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:18:00 PM)
Apartment lots are not proper commercial zones. You cannot start a home business out of your apartment nor can there be a community lot in the common area.

sadie2 (Aug 7, 2008 6:18:25 PM)
Do all wicthes become evil?

MaxoidAlan (Aug 7, 2008 6:18:25 PM)
There are good, neutral and evil witches.

Stefan1331 (Aug 7, 2008 6:19:00 PM)
Will the 2000 wall segments limit still be in the game?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:19:00 PM)
Yes, that limit has not been changed.

rose (Aug 7, 2008 6:19:07 PM)
Do communal areas of the apartments add to the amoutn of rent?

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:19:07 PM)
They do not. Rent is only based on the size of your apartment and the fixtures/appliances inside your apartment.

FaeLuna2 (Aug 7, 2008 6:19:36 PM)
Will the Trash Chute feature mean an end to angry sims kicking over trashcans as far as Apartment zoned lots go? If so all my Romance sims are moving to apartments!

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:19:36 PM)
We wish them well! It is infact difficult, if not impossible, to kick over a trash chute 🙂

Tartufica (Aug 7, 2008 6:19:38 PM)

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:19:38 PM)

Zizyzoo (Aug 7, 2008 6:20:32 PM)
Are there any new cars?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:20:32 PM)
You can purchase an ownable helicopter in Apartment Life.

Joey132465 (Aug 7, 2008 6:21:04 PM)
Is there secret lots? If so what are they?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:21:04 PM)
There are secret lots associated with the good and evil witches. But that’s all we’re giving away at the moment… 🙂

Guest (Aug 7, 2008 6:22:05 PM)
will witches have any special pet?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:22:05 PM)
If you also own Pets, in Apartment Life witches can summon a spectral cat.

abattista (Aug 7, 2008 6:22:29 PM)
Would you suggest apartments for familes or for single and or lovers?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:22:29 PM)
I’d suggest apartments for everyone who likes having a lot of people around. And if you happen to be in love with the Sim down the hall – even better! But if your family is too big, it might get a little crammed in the apartments of Belladonna Cove

Megan (Aug 7, 2008 6:22:31 PM)
Can you kill the Landlord to stop Rent?

MaxoidShannon (Aug 7, 2008 6:22:31 PM)
LOL, no. If you kill the landlord, a new landlord will be hired to take over.

honeypooh112 (Aug 7, 2008 6:22:32 PM)
are there witches duels?

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:22:32 PM)
Good witches and Evil witches do have a rivalry. Evil witches like to summon Spectral Assistants to do their dirty work.

Stefan1331 (Aug 7, 2008 6:22:39 PM)
Will the 2000 wall segments limit still be in the game?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:22:39 PM)
The same limits on wall segments that are found in previous Expansion Packs exist for Apartment Life.

sims2headmanic2 (Aug 7, 2008 6:23:47 PM)
Can you push other sims into the trash chute? 😀

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:23:47 PM)
Darn. I wish we had thought of that! But no, you can’t 🙁

Jenpow01 (Aug 7, 2008 6:24:07 PM)
Can the open windows be shut?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:24:07 PM)
Open windows have a shut version available in build mode.

Stefan1331 (Aug 7, 2008 6:24:25 PM)
Will we be able to set the level of the sound for speakers? (so that we do or don’t disturb the neighbours)

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:24:26 PM)
You can’t set the level, but you’ll need more than one stereo on to make your neighbors mad.

rissa39 (Aug 7, 2008 6:25:19 PM)
I read in the previous chat that a certain book activates the secret door in that one bookcase. What is this book called and how did you guys come up with the idea of a secret door?

MaxoidShannon (Aug 7, 2008 6:25:19 PM)
It’s a secret! 😉 You will have to try them all out to find it. Doesn’t every house need a secret hiding place?

Twoyys4me (Aug 7, 2008 6:26:11 PM)
Do Witches have a lucky black cat?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:26:11 PM)
Witches have spectral cats that come in a variety of colors.

Sims2Fans.de (Aug 7, 2008 6:27:08 PM)
is it possible to sleep, if the neighbors make noise?

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:27:08 PM)
If your bed is in the room that has a wall adjacent to the noisemakers, your Sims won’t be able to stay asleep while the ruckus is occurring.

Guest (Aug 7, 2008 6:27:13 PM)
I want to build a home for the elderly. Am I able to put a shared kitchen the common area? Do apartments have to have kitchens?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:27:13 PM)
You can have a shared kitchen in the common area. If you don’t have a fridge in your own apartment, you will be charged for all the goods you consume. But if you have a fridge or more inside your apartment, the food points will be deducted from those

sluurper (Aug 7, 2008 6:27:16 PM)
How do you make a duplex

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:27:16 PM)
You can build an apartment building to have as many apartments as you like. So to make a duplex, you just make two connected houses with apartment doors for front doors and no other entrance.

jlynna11 (Aug 7, 2008 6:27:16 PM)
If you have Open for Business can you somehow own apartment complexes?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:27:16 PM)
Apartment can be rented but not owned.

Skyline (Aug 7, 2008 6:27:55 PM)
Does Mr. Rod Humble make a return in AL if so does he bring a new computer?

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:27:56 PM)
Unfortunately, Rod’s too busy nowadays to visit the Sims. You’ll just have to enjoy his previous gift for now.

Robin (Aug 7, 2008 6:28:07 PM)
I’m so excited to see the return of sprial stairs! How many tiles will these new space savers take up?

MaxoidShannon (Aug 7, 2008 6:28:07 PM)
We are very excited about Spiral Staircases as well!! They are 2×2.

phll363 (Aug 7, 2008 6:28:52 PM)
can you have shared bathrooms in a aparment buildings to help keep the rent down?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:28:52 PM)
you can build apartments that would have shared bathrooms per floor. That would keep the rent down, but then you have to walk across the hall to shower – how gnarly!

SimCrazed32 (Aug 7, 2008 6:29:08 PM)
WIll there be a preview of The Sims 3 shipped with the game?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:29:08 PM)
There are some great decorative items in Apartment Life, you should check them out! In FreeTime, you can find a preview of what’s to come from The Sims.

nikkivikki189 (Aug 7, 2008 6:30:01 PM)
are there any new places to whoo?

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:30:01 PM)
You can WooHoo in the sliding door closet and the ownable helicopter. 🙂

Brewcrew4191 (Aug 7, 2008 6:30:07 PM)
Can students walk to school?

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:30:07 PM)
Yes. If they miss the bus, they’ll no longer have to sulk at home, worrying about their grades all day.

crystal (Aug 7, 2008 6:30:14 PM)
Tell MaxoidSam and MaxoidHunter we miss them 🙁

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:30:36 PM)
I miss them too.

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:30:42 PM)

WLSEStudio (Aug 7, 2008 6:30:43 PM)
What does the Spectral cat actually do?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:30:44 PM)
What do cats do? They love sleeping and eating and sometimes they have to use the littler box… sounds like a pretty good life to me!

Megan (Aug 7, 2008 6:31:14 PM)
Can you lock just a certain sim from a room?

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:31:14 PM)
Locks are still by category. So if that certain Sim you want to lock out is your roommate, we added a new lock to keep them out of your private rooms.

Guest (Aug 7, 2008 6:31:30 PM)
What is the must cute object?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:31:30 PM)
Toddler stuff is always cute! I love the spring rider and the huggle interaction. That’s so adorable 😀

emi (Aug 7, 2008 6:32:10 PM)
is break dancing something that your sims will have to keep on practicing to get better at?

MaxoidAlan (Aug 7, 2008 6:32:11 PM)
Practice makes perfect. 🙂

Guest (Aug 7, 2008 6:32:20 PM)
Will roofs make ceilings, automatically?

MaxoidShannon (Aug 7, 2008 6:32:20 PM)
The floor tiles of the level above create a ceiling on the level below.

Joey132465 (Aug 7, 2008 6:32:48 PM)
Is Bella Goth the Grand Witch?

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:32:48 PM)
No. There are two High Witches, one of light and and one of dark. Who they are depends on your neighborhood.

umikagami (Aug 7, 2008 6:32:49 PM)
What is the difference between a regular cat and a spectral cat?

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:32:49 PM)
Spectral cats come from the spectral plane, and so do not require some of the care and attention that regular old cats would need. They also look different. You know, more spectral.

Kate (Aug 7, 2008 6:34:11 PM)
What was the hardest thing to design?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:34:11 PM)
Apartments was an engineering feat but providing our fans with the ability to move up to 4 single-controlled families on a lot with an ability to visit neighbors and have a non-controllable roommate is awesome.

Stefan1331 (Aug 7, 2008 6:34:37 PM)
Automatic lights system is the same?

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:34:37 PM)
Yes? Lights should function as they always have. Your apartment lights should act just like your old house lights. Is that what you were asking?

Ant4 (Aug 7, 2008 6:34:39 PM)
There are laundry chutes, right? What if they don’t wash them enough? Do they walk around naked?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:34:39 PM)
The chutes are for trash and not for laundry! Your Sims never had to do laundry before, so we didn’t want to ask too much of them with all the new apartment stuff going on.

dieAlexBean (Aug 7, 2008 6:34:46 PM)
Will we have to leave an apartment unoccupied for the landlord? Where does he live?

MaxoidShannon (Aug 7, 2008 6:34:46 PM)
The Landlord does not live on the Apartment Lot.

Guest (Aug 7, 2008 6:34:46 PM)
Are apartments available in college towns?

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:34:46 PM)
No. Apartments can be placed in base, downtown and shopping neighborhoods.

Pricia (Aug 7, 2008 6:36:03 PM)
Are magical subhoods open to all witches or do they need a certain level to enter, like secret lots in FreeTime?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:36:03 PM)
Witches can visit any secret lot independent of their alignment.

Kolby (Aug 7, 2008 6:36:05 PM)
Is it sunny in California? B-)

MaxoidShannon (Aug 7, 2008 6:36:05 PM)
Of course, thanks for asking! : Is it sunny where you are?

Eli Stone (Aug 7, 2008 6:36:17 PM)
I understand you can only move in 4 playable households but can you make more than 4 apartments for other NPCs to move into?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:36:17 PM)
Yes, you can make apartment buildings with more than 4 apartment suites. Any apartment suite that does not hold a playable family will eventually be moved into by an NPC neighbor from one of the social groups

dieAlexBean (Aug 7, 2008 6:36:23 PM)
Why are there neutral witches?

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:36:23 PM)
That’s more of a moral question that I don’t completely feel comfortable answering, but I think it’s because it’s hard to always see things in black and white. Consider neutral witches as a shade of gray.

Twiggers849 (Aug 7, 2008 6:37:13 PM)
Is there anything that would rapidly decay a witch’s motives like with vampires?

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:37:13 PM)
Some of the spells have backfires, for example, if you fail at Benemoodus Simae (good mood for a sim) then your motives will be hit instead.

Thewoods5600 (Aug 7, 2008 6:37:23 PM)
What is your favorite witch spell?

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:37:23 PM)
You can summon bees. BEES!

Mommas (Aug 7, 2008 6:37:23 PM)
How will we get our mail?

MaxoidShannon (Aug 7, 2008 6:37:23 PM)
There is a new mailbox on Apartment Lots where you can retrieve your mail.

sadie2 (Aug 7, 2008 6:38:07 PM)
can you become the landlord?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:38:07 PM)
Landlords are non controllable Sims.

ChatMaster (Aug 7, 2008 6:38:41 PM)
There are 10 minutes left in the chat! Get your best questions in now!

Guest (Aug 7, 2008 6:39:17 PM)
Can we get married with Landlord so we don’t have to pay our rent? 🙂

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:39:18 PM)
If you marry the landlord, a conflict of interest will cause him to search for a new job and a new landlord will be assigned to your building. If you become best friends with your landlord, they can give you a discount though.

leniStar (Aug 7, 2008 6:39:43 PM)
How many ways can you get evicted?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:39:43 PM)
Your Sims will never get evicted. It would be pretty bad for your Sims to be stuck in the Sim Bin without any money to move into a new place! So the landlord is going to let you stay in the apartment, but s/he will make sure to get the money through the repo man.

PajamaRick (Aug 7, 2008 6:40:07 PM)
What is the hot dog/gyro stand like?

MaxoidAlan (Aug 7, 2008 6:40:07 PM)
It’s an awesome looking diner stand that serves delicious food and it even has a clock on it.

Megan (Aug 7, 2008 6:40:30 PM)
Is there a Ding-Dong-Ditch Feature? 😀

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:40:30 PM)
That’s a cute idea. If only we had thought of it… 🙂

dieAlexBean (Aug 7, 2008 6:41:14 PM)
Will the room mate equip his room on his own?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:41:14 PM)
No. Roommates don’t have access to buy mode, so you’ll have to provide a furnished room for them. If you don’t give them a bed, your Sims might have to take turns with the roommate for taking naps…

SexySingleSimmer (Aug 7, 2008 6:41:24 PM)
Why have you waited this long to bring Spiral Stairs to the game? you could have added them in Pets (it was expected due to Unleashed having them) or even on the exchange??

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:41:24 PM)
Spiral Staircasess were worth the wait. They’re awesome and come in exciting materials including glass and marble.

amclo (Aug 7, 2008 6:41:33 PM)
Does the bookcase connect to two apts or is it to a secret room in only one apartment?

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:41:33 PM)
The bookcase can connect rooms in a house or apartment, but not two different apartments.

GoldenBuffy (Aug 7, 2008 6:42:06 PM)
Please answer. How will we be able to control multi families in one building?

MaxoidShannon (Aug 7, 2008 6:42:06 PM)
You will be able to move in up to 4 families into one Apartment Lot. You can control one family at a time. You will be able to visit the other families and NPCs apartments. You go to the neighborhood to switch to any of the other families that you moved into that lot.

ChatMaster (Aug 7, 2008 6:42:21 PM)
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matt (Aug 7, 2008 6:42:39 PM)
is there a load screen every time you leave your apartment?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:42:39 PM)
No, as long as you don’t leave the apartment lot, there won’t be a load screen. You visit your neighbors, invite them over, or hang out in the common area without load times

Jeneor15 (Aug 7, 2008 6:43:19 PM)
Will we be able to see into other apartments or do we need to knock

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:43:19 PM)
When you first arrive, you’ll be able to see into all the (empty) apartments. Once you choose an apartment and other families move into the other ones, you’ll only be able to see into your apartment unless you knock on your neighbors’ doors to visit.

Guest (Aug 7, 2008 6:43:35 PM)
Can you still have gardens in apartments? How can you stop others from messing with your garden?

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:43:35 PM)
If your apartment has a backyard you can keep your plants there and that will keep most of the meddling down.

JonnyT (Aug 7, 2008 6:44:14 PM)
Are there any new places for sims to.. you know.. WooHoo! 😛

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:44:14 PM)
Yes, Sims will find that the 2 door closet and ownable helicopter serve as alternatives to the bedroom or elevator.

LP7 (Aug 7, 2008 6:44:14 PM)
Is there a janitor NPC that lives on the apartment lot?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:44:14 PM)
There is no janitor, but the landlord will take care of the lot for you. S/he’ll fix items, water plants and exterminate roaches. The landlord comes on the lot in the morning and leaves in the evening.

JonnyT (Aug 7, 2008 6:44:28 PM)
Have you had any funny glitches during the development stage?

MaxoidShannon (Aug 7, 2008 6:44:28 PM)
The funniest glitch I ran into was one of my Sims closed the Murphy Bed while another one of my Sims was using the Bed.

johnwalterman (Aug 7, 2008 6:44:47 PM)
Will we still need to buy ingrediants like in Makin’ Magic or can we cast anything we want?

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:44:47 PM)
You can buy or make the reagents necessary to cast spells.

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:44:50 PM)
I had a bug where the butler never left and kept playing video games with my kid.

Sapphicc (Aug 7, 2008 6:45:55 PM)
Can you jack stuff from a neighbors apartment?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:45:55 PM)
If by jacking you mean stealing, then the answer is no.

Katenigma (Aug 7, 2008 6:46:15 PM)
Will more than one Sim at a time be able to be on the spiral stairs, like the modular ones, or will they not want to follow another Sim?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:46:15 PM)
More than one Sim at a time can use the spiral stairs. They should be going in the same direction as those stairs are pretty narrow.

Guest (Aug 7, 2008 6:46:24 PM)
Do you get vermin and rodents in your apartments?

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:46:24 PM)
If you’re messy you’ll get vermin, just like you would in a messy house.

Guest (Aug 7, 2008 6:47:22 PM)
Can you get evicted from your apartment?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:47:22 PM)
If you don’t pay your bills or rent unfortunate things can and will happen.

Astreon (Aug 7, 2008 6:47:23 PM)
Does using the voodoo doll gives you Magical experience?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:47:23 PM)
Our research in the magical communities in around the world told us that witchcraft and voodoo are two very different types of magic. So being versed in one doesn’t make you more proficient in the other

Thewoods5600 (Aug 7, 2008 6:48:52 PM)
Can you explain more about Bunny Wuzzy and her « brood »

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:48:52 PM)
I created that family. Bunnie and her brood do not live in Belladonna Cove.

Sims2Fans.de (Aug 7, 2008 6:49:22 PM)
is it posible to hurt or fell off the new playground objects

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:49:22 PM)
It’s possible that kids with lower body skill might not make it all the way across the monkey bars, but they won’t come to any permanent harm.

bAnE (Aug 7, 2008 6:49:32 PM)
Can we rent TWO flats but for one family?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:49:32 PM)
No, your family will have to make due with one apartment.

Stefan1331 (Aug 7, 2008 6:49:54 PM)
Walls still snap to grid even with cheats? And we still can’t build half length walls?

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:49:55 PM)
Unfortunately the way that we had to set up The Sims 2 cannot support changing these features.

sluurper (Aug 7, 2008 6:50:29 PM)
Can you report loud parties to the police?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:50:29 PM)
Calling the police is pretty extreme – how about you bang on the door first. Or you can walk over to their door and complain to the neighbor in person. But calling the police? No, that’s too much.

ChatMaster (Aug 7, 2008 6:50:34 PM)
The chat is now ending. Thanks everyone for your great questions!

goldenkit (Aug 7, 2008 6:50:41 PM)
Can you let the Lap Dog out of the pen?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:50:41 PM)
Yes, for instance you can carry it around, sit on the couch and stroke it.

Guest (Aug 7, 2008 6:51:31 PM)
what happens if i forget to pay the rent repeatedly?

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:51:31 PM)
If you can’t pay your rent, your landlord will submit the total for collection and the repoman will come and take all your stuff.

Guest (Aug 7, 2008 6:52:16 PM)
Can Helicopters Crash?

MaxoidShannon (Aug 7, 2008 6:52:16 PM)
OMG!! no.

rbviper7 (Aug 7, 2008 6:52:20 PM)
Can I Use the Vending Machines in the Residential Lots?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:52:20 PM)
Yes, you can use vending machines on residential lots.

Guest (Aug 7, 2008 6:53:39 PM)
How do Sims become a witch?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:53:39 PM)
Start with befriending a witch. Once the friendship reaches a certain level you can ask to learn their magical ways.

boko (Aug 7, 2008 6:53:44 PM)

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:53:44 PM)
Two roommates seem like a little much. One roommate per household should be enough 🙂

leniStar (Aug 7, 2008 6:53:59 PM)
Other than the landlord and butler are there any more NPCs?

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:53:59 PM)
There are the street performers, a breakdancer and a human statue, and the high witches, as well as the social group sims that live all around.

boko (Aug 7, 2008 6:55:22 PM)
Can an evil witch go in a Good witch lot?

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:55:22 PM)
Yes, Sims of any type can visit the witch secret lots.

Guest (Aug 7, 2008 6:55:22 PM)
Are witches affected by rain like vampires are affected by sun?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:55:23 PM)
Witches are not affected by Rain. Some evil witches may even enjoy bad weather!

Guest (Aug 7, 2008 6:56:53 PM)
Hey good job guys, I´d like to know the max and minims of The rent prices thx

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:56:53 PM)
Rent prices are as high or low as you can dream. In our neighborhood they range from around 800 simoleons to over 4,000.

Guest (Aug 7, 2008 6:57:18 PM)
What are the new things we could expect from the building mode?

MaxoidShannon (Aug 7, 2008 6:57:19 PM)
We have added a measuring tool that counts the tiles when you are dragging the wall and roof tool. We have also added ceilings and the ability to move wall hangings up and down the wall. It is amazing how different your houses/lots look with these new features.

Nile (Aug 7, 2008 6:57:20 PM)
Can we burn witches?

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:57:21 PM)
No, no, no! Witches are Sims too!

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:57:34 PM)
Well, I mean, they can set themselves on fire.

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:57:36 PM)

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:57:38 PM)
You know.

MaxoidLakshmi (Aug 7, 2008 6:57:43 PM)
Thanks for coming everyone! 🙂

ChatMaster (Aug 7, 2008 6:57:44 PM)
The chat is now over, thanks everyone for coming!

MaxoidShannon (Aug 7, 2008 6:57:54 PM)
Bye guys!! It was a blast!! Hope you are as excited about Apartment Life as we are!!

bAnE (Aug 7, 2008 6:58:00 PM)
Can we do woohoo with a witch on a broomstick?

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:58:00 PM)
Wow. That would be dangerous! While we like our Sims to have fun, this was just a little too much. No woohoo on a broom!

ChatMaster (Aug 7, 2008 6:58:09 PM)
Bye everyone!

MaxoidJerome (Aug 7, 2008 6:58:15 PM)
Goodbye everyone! Thanks for the cool questions

MaxoidScott (Aug 7, 2008 6:58:26 PM)
Later everyone. I had a blast working on this pack, and hope you enjoy playing it! Now you can go gossip about us on the boards 😉

MaxoidBim (Aug 7, 2008 6:58:39 PM)
Bye folks! Thanks for your ongoing support.