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Nightlife Features
A post has appeared on usenet which points to a post on the Sims 2 site from a user who has been fortunate enough to receive the strategy guide for the new Sims 2 expansion pack.

There are a whole bunch of new things and changes to play with in the new EP. Those of you who remember Hot Date will be pleased to know that Mrs Crumplebottom returns with some new NPCs and there are over 300 new walls and floors.

Read on to find out some of the details.

Not posting everything discussed, want to leave some things as a surprise :)
  • New NPCs Mrs Crumplebottom, Gypsy Matchmaker, The Slob, The Diva, Mr Big, Grand Vampire, restaurant Host and restaurant server.
  • Grilled Cheese Aspiration- If a conversation has nothing to do with grilled cheese, the sim isn't interested.
  • Gender preferences
  • Love Potion #8.5 Boosts your Sim's attractiveness to all other Sims by 100 points.
  • Dates can take place both at home and at community lots.
  • A horrible date will result in a flaming bag of pooh being left at your door.
  • You can click on another lot while playing one lot (if the function to see them is enabled) to automatically switch families/go to the community lot. You can also use your car to go directly to a community lot without having to go to the neighborhood screen.


  • "Just For Fun" is an unscored outing. Casual Outings are asked for in person, Managed are done over the phone.
  • You can add/remove people in the group while it's going on.
  • You can change to a date while on an outing, but if you have more than one playable Sim on the outing, you'll have to manage both the date and the outing.


  • You can ask to be seated at a table or at a counter.
  • A group of sims can take up more than one table if need be.
  • Every Sim has a random, permanent, favorite food, that appears in a thought bubble when they read the menu.
  • Getting cosy with the host results in discounts.

Other things

  • Sims can get bitten and turn into vampires.
  • Mrs Crumplebottom only. has limited interactions- if you try to talk to her, she'll either give you a lecture or pull out her knitting and ignore you.
  • Mrs. Crumplebottom, besides hating PDA's, apparently will tell you off. for wearing undies/swimwear in public, even if there's a pool on the lot.
  • Sims no longer instantly forgive you for insults.
  • Furious Sims autonomously walk by your lot and vandalize it.
  • Four types of car available, allowing you to go to work/school/communituy, etc. Space is infinity.


  • New lot sizes are 3x1, 2x2, 2x3, 2x4,5x2,5x6.
  • Some of the half walls are more than waist high with glass, spindles, etc on top and can be combined with regular half walls.
  • You must have a driveway before you can buy a car- there are 2 types. Concrete in grey and asphalt, or brick, in red or yellow. And Sim cars have insanely wide turning radiuses, apparently. Each car needs it's own space to park.
  • There's a new terrain smoothing tool (like in SC4) to allow you to smooth edges of sharp terrain without making the ground perfectly flat. You can also now put floor tiles on sloped terrain.
  • Any Empty house placed into the lot bin can now be infinitely reproduced. Occupied houses, however, are deleted from the bin once placed.
  • You can build/place things under the arch of a connecting column.

Written at 12:13 on Wednesday, 7 September 2005 by Neil.

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Written at 15:16 on Wednesday, 7 September 2005 by Andy (TSZ) (Andy)
Good work in dredging this up :) There are a lot of good features here that I didn't know about, especially in the build mode.
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Written at 22:05 on Thursday, 8 September 2005 by Peter Pappas (PeterP214)
Thanx for the info. I can ahrdly wait to get my hands on a copy!

Written at 18:36 on Friday, 9 September 2005 by simgirl05
Great thanks! i can't wait for it to come out!! =)

Written at 17:08 on Saturday, 10 September 2005 by Mangerico7
I need NL! Help!!! Oh well One more week...

Written at 19:51 on Monday, 12 September 2005 by simgirl05
Yeeeeeah, only 4 days to go...

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