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News Archive - November, 2001
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Saturday 17 November 2001
Welcome to (New) The Sims Zone
Written at 14:00 by ChEeTaH - 0 comments.
Finally! After months of waiting, we're back! TheSimsFusion has moved, and we have some great new stuff for you to check out. The Neighborhood Handler 3.5 and polls are just two of these new things. Why don't you check out both? Furthermore, we'll continue to bring you the latest Sims news, downloads, articles etc All for your pleasure. Also, I'm happy to announce that we have 2 new staff members: Fancy (for houses) and Bettyjoe for walls and floors. Make sure you don't miss out on anything of The Sims, and visit us regularly. It might take us a while before we have everything up and running as it should, but nearly everything should already work. If something doesn't work, get back here in a few days. Also, for those who've suffered from the 404 errors on TheSimsFusion when trying to download something: All our downloads should be back up again very soon on our own ftp server! We're back, better than ever!

Of course we want to thank everybody who's helped us getting here, especially Jevon for doing a lot of work. Of course we also thank you, the visitors of The Sims Zone. Thanks!

The Sims Zone team: ChEeTaH (Webmaster), Andy, Matt, Steve, Fancy and Bettyjoe
The Neighborhood Handler 3.5!!!
Written at 14:05 by ChEeTaH - 0 comments.
Yup, with the opening of The Sims Zone, there's The Neighborhood Handler 3.5. A few changes are: The "Activate", "Create", "Delete" and "Reset Neighborhood" actions, a completely rewritten manual, now with a cool design, quicker copying of the files, and a lot more
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Monday 19 November 2001
Changes in the team
Written at 21:56 by ChEeTaH - 0 comments.
There have been a few slight changes in the team of this site since TheSimsFusion went offline. Unfortunately, Matthew has left us. We wish him the luck he needs with everything. It's not all bad news though, because we have two new members of the team: Fancy and Bettyjoe. Fancy will be creating houses, and Bettyjoe walls and floors. They'll be introducing themselves soon.
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Your opinions matter!
Written at 22:15 by Matt - 0 comments.
Welcome to The Sims Zone! As you've noticed, we've changed the site (again!) and given it a new look and feel in the hope that the users (that'll be you) will be able to enjoy visiting us more than ever before. This site is made for you, so if you have any opinions, feedback or views of how we could make improvments, please let us know about it.
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By way of Introduction
Written at 22:15 by Bettyjoe - 0 comments.
Hi, my name is Bettyjoe. I am a 43 year old mom of 5 kids. I do not hold an outside job, as those 5 kids keep me rather busy. Anyway I have been playing The Sims for around 2 years. I love the game and currently design walls, floors, roofs and paintings. I would eventually like to learn how to work with T-mog so I could do objects.
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Tuesday 20 November 2001
Hello and Welcome
Written at 20:36 by Steve - 0 comments.
I would like to start by saying hello, and welcome to the new top Sims website TheSimsZone. I am now the downloads manager here at TSZ so if you have any files that you would like to see here then I am the person to send them to. I'll be posting more soon about submitting files.

Wednesday 21 November 2001
Hot Date in UK/Europe
Written at 19:40 by ChEeTaH - 0 comments.
Tomorrow or friday Hot Date will officially be released in the UK and Europe. Some stores however already had it today or even earlier! For those who don't have it yet because they couldn't find it in the shops: run to the shops tomorrow! When you're having trouble or questions, go to the official site for Gameplay information and questions, as well as some support.
The Sims for Linux
Written at 20:21 by ChEeTaH - 0 comments.
For those who are familiar with Linux and who love The Sims, there's some good news: MandrakeSoft and TransGaming Technologies have released a package containing Mandrake Linux 8.1 and The Sims for Linux...
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Written at 20:38 by Steve - 0 comments.
There were a couple of probelms with a few of the floor downloads, just to let you know these have now been fixed so you won't be getting any more 404 errors with downloads. If you do then please contect me and I will get it fixed ASAP.
The Neighborhood Handler and Hot Date
Written at 21:01 by ChEeTaH - 0 comments.
A few problems exist when restoring back-ups made without down-town area to The Sims with Hot Date installed...
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Thursday 22 November 2001
SimDay Report: Hot SimDay!
Written at 19:28 by ChEeTaH - 0 comments.
This is the first simday report at The Sims Zone, and we'll be checking out the SimDay each week! This week: The Hot Date TV Commercial, its skins, and Hot Date reviews!
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Friday 23 November 2001
The Sims and HP together
Written at 21:07 by ChEeTaH - 0 comments.
Still haven't got The Sims yet? Soon you can buy that and the House Party expansion pack together in one package, like the current Collectors Edition which contains The Sims and Livin' It Up (Livin' Large)...
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Sunday 25 November 2001
Hot Date
Written at 14:02 by Steve - 0 comments.
I am another of the TSZ team to get Hot Date! If you haven't already got it, you definately should - you have no idea what you are missing!
Pictures with Downloads
Written at 22:28 by ChEeTaH - 0 comments.
Many people have been asking for pictures to see before downloading a file. We don't have them yet, but we hope to be able to show you pictures of what you're going to download soon. There's still a lot to be done though, so it might take a while before it's all done. Please be patient. Thank you.

Wednesday 28 November 2001
Official Categoriser for Hot Date
Written at 00:07 by Andy - 0 comments.
Help may be on its way from Maxis for those who want to see their archives of user-made objects on the site.
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Thursday 29 November 2001
Whatever happened to Hot Date's Old Prude?
Written at 04:59 by Andy - 0 comments.
Maxis dropped her at the last minute ... but now you can get her back.
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SimDay Report: Organizer tool
Written at 19:12 by ChEeTaH - 0 comments.
As Andy's already told us a few days ago, there now is an Organizer tool to re-categorise your objects...
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Maxis Downloads
Written at 20:45 by Steve - 0 comments.
Maxis downloads are now up on our downloads section. Under files click on 'Official' to get them (or click here to go there directly).
Chat Event at LabZone
Written at 22:11 by ChEeTaH - 0 comments.
There's just been a chat at LabZone with Bil Simser, the man behind BluePrint, all about "SIMS tools and games". The transcript will be up soon. To read it, check out the LabZone site soon.