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.
The Sims™ 2 An Introduction Readme document http://www.TheSims2.com MAXIS - Electronic Arts May 30, 2006 Table of Contents General Minimum System Requirements Overview User's Manual Installation DirectX Display Options Uninstalling Known Issues EA Tools & Materials End User License General ------- For the latest up to date information on The Sims 2 and The Sims™ 2 An Introduction visit: http://www.thesims2.com. 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 * Keyboard * Mouse 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 Overview -------- 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. User's Manual ------------- A complete user's manual is available on http://www.TheSims2.com. Installation ------------ From CD 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. From Download 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. DirectX ------- 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. Display Options --------------- 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". Known Issues ------------ Issue: Textures may appear blurry on video cards with minimum spec video memory (32 MB) Solutions: * 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. 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