The Sims 2 Special DVD Edition includes The Sims 2, plus extra bonus features including Expert Interviews with game-play strategies, movie-making tips, movies made in game, outtakes and desktop wallpapers, IM icons and more.
The Sims 2 special limited DVD edition will include a full version of The Sims 2 game and the following bonus content:
The DVD features detailed tips and hints from the game's designers. You will get to meet the people that worked behind the scenes to bring you the finished product, everyone from the executive producer to the technical director to the director of product development. Fans will learn secret gameplay strategies ranging from fulfilling their Sims' dreams, to pushing them to extremes and of course mixing their genes. Exclusive tips will focus on evolving their family tree, choosing their aspirations, managing their wants and fears and taking them through a lifetime.
Film Making 101
Do you have what it takes to be the next big director? Find out by using the film-making 101 feature in the game. Learn how to create your own movies in The Sims 2 from the designer that created the in-game movie-maker. You will learn how to control the camera, discover tricks for setting up different angles, gain insight into casting & set development, learn the ins-and-outs of special effects & editing, etc.
The Sims 2 Cinema & The Sims 2 Outtakes
Enjoy a variety of movies created in-game by the developers of the game and also enjoy a good laugh at the expense of the developers. View amusing outtakes that feature hilarious bugs & bloopers that never made it into the shipping version of the game.
Digital Goodies & Movies and Screens of the Game
Show off your The Sims pride with a great collection of The Sims 2 wallpapers to decorate your desktop & instant messenger. Plus, to really express your enthusiasm be sure to use the fansite kit to create your very own website. You still want more? Be sure to view the assortment of sizzle movies and screen shots of actual game-play that are housed on the DVD.
Guiding your Sims through "Life's Big Moments" takes on new importance, as players now get a "Life Score" to measure how well they are playing each individual Sim. The decisions that players make throughout the lifetime of their Sims now have an impact on their long-term success or failure. A choice made as a toddler has a direct effect on the teen and adult Sim they become. Will players be able to successfully lead their Sims through such important events as a first step, first crush, or marriage proposal, all while the clock is ticking?
The Sims in The Sims 2 are more aware and responsive to both other Sims and their surroundings. Sims truly come to life expressing moods and feelings through more realistic body animations and for the first time facial animations. They form complex relationships and are able to distinguish between family and friends, platonic friendships and romantic love. Sims in The Sims 2 now have DNA. Passing along physical characteristics and traits to their offspring, Sims both resemble and behave like their ancestors. As in real life, the appearance of the Sims now changes over time. In addition to getting older, a Sim that spends too much time on the couch will develop a paunch and a Sim that works out will enjoy rock solid abs.
An entirely new 3-D engine makes the world of The Sims 2 more life-like and dynamic. The Sims 2 will also introduce an all-new "Create-A-Sim" feature. This allows you to customize the facial features of your Sim with a few simple clicks, to a level of detail never realized before. In The Sims 2, players are now able to build dwellings over two stories and have the ability to coordinate and customize the homes of their Sims to a new degree of design with all-new furniture, lighting and objects.