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** Similarly, pets can get jobs, and both cats and dogs have the exact same career paths. While some fall under TruthInTelevision, the second highest position in the service career is "seeing eye pet", something that cats definitely aren't used for in real like.

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** Similarly, pets can get jobs, and both cats and dogs have the exact same career paths. While some fall under TruthInTelevision, the second highest position in the service career is "seeing eye pet", something that cats definitely aren't used for in real like.life.

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* BlindIdiotTranslation: In early versions of the Finnish translation of the game, the command to "fire" a nanny was apparently translated without any knowledge of the context the word was in. The word the translation used was "ammu", which means "to fire [a weapon/fireworks/etc.]", but unfortunately also means ''[[TriggerHappy "shoot"]]''. Later versions fixed the error and replaced "ammu" with the appropriate "erota", "fire [somebody from their job]".


** In a far more literal example, death from Old Age with a high enough aspiration score in ''The Sims 2'' sees a lei-clad Grim Reaper, accompanied by two Hula Girls (called Hula Zombies), beckoning to the deceased Sim to grab their suitcase and head off to paradise. It can basically be a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning]] [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Moment]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments of Pretty Much]] [[TearJerker Anything]], depending on your mood at the time and how attached you were to the Sim in question.

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** In a far more literal example, death from Old Age with a high enough aspiration score in ''The Sims 2'' sees a lei-clad Grim Reaper, accompanied by two Hula Girls (called Hula Zombies), beckoning to the deceased Sim to grab their suitcase and head off to paradise. It can basically be a [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning]] [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Moment]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments of Pretty Much]] [[TearJerker Anything]], depending on your mood at the time and how attached you were to the Sim in question.

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* FakeLongevity: The DS version requires you to get your Mechanical skill up to five at a certain point. How do you do this? Find them around the hotel. On certain days of the week. And the game knows if you've altered your DS' clock to make it faster.


** References to a couple of unused aspirations can be found in the game files. The first one, Power, can be accessed with debug cheats but is buggy due to its unfinished nature; some premade deceased Sims and universal NPCs (the Grim Reaper, Rod Humble and the like) have that aspiration. The second one, Craft, was abandoned early enough in development that very little references to it exist, though it was later recycled as the Creativity aspiration in console versions.

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** References to a couple of unused aspirations can be found in the game files. The first one, Power, can be accessed with debug cheats but is buggy due to its unfinished nature; some premade deceased Sims and universal NPCs [=NPCs=] (the Grim Reaper, Rod Humble and the like) have that aspiration. The second one, Craft, was abandoned early enough in development that very little references to it exist, though it was later recycled as the Creativity aspiration in console versions.


* DummiedOut: There are hidden duplicate versions of some Sims in the game files. Most notably, there's Nervous Subject's duplicate version, who is the one to appear on his mother's memory of giving birth to a baby, instead of the playable version.

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There are hidden duplicate versions of some Sims in the game files. Most notably, there's files, including Nervous Subject's Subject (the duplicate version, who is the one to appear on has a different face and appears in his mother's memory of giving birth to a baby, and in the Beaker's family photo album instead of the playable version.one), Skip Broke (the duplicate appears in one of the photos of the Broke family album) and Michael Bachelor.
** The above-mentioned DinnerWithTheBoss scenario would've involved a "Big Boss" NPC, which still exists in the game files in an incomplete state (they have no face nor character data). A different "Big Boss" NPC is generated by the game when a Sim calls in sick from work.
** References to a couple of unused aspirations can be found in the game files. The first one, Power, can be accessed with debug cheats but is buggy due to its unfinished nature; some premade deceased Sims and universal NPCs (the Grim Reaper, Rod Humble and the like) have that aspiration. The second one, Craft, was abandoned early enough in development that very little references to it exist, though it was later recycled as the Creativity aspiration in console versions.
** The Biotech Station career reward will occasionally produce a highly contagious virus. An option to sell the virus to the burglar exists in the code but is not available in-game.

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* DinnerWithTheBoss: To get a family's children into private school, the parents must invite the school's headmaster over for dinner. The headmaster's visit is scored and 90 points are required to get an acceptation. To improve the score, the family must give the headmaster a guided tour of the house (better [read: more expensive] decor means more points), serve them food (better food means more points) and schmooze with them. A similar scenario involving the boss of an adult Sim (enough points would've given a §750 bonus, otherwise there would've been a job performance penalty) was cut during development.


* GuideDangit: A somewhat unorthodox example: actually obtaining the Origin-only ''The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection'', which includes every expansion and stuff pack for the game, can be this. Unless you received it during the promotion mentioned above, the only way to add it to your Origin collection is through contacting EA customer support and providing them with proof that you own a physical copy of ''The Sims 2''.

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* GuideDangit: GuideDangIt: A somewhat unorthodox example: actually obtaining the Origin-only ''The Sims 2: Ultimate Collection'', which includes every expansion and stuff pack for the game, can could be this. Unless you received it during the promotion mentioned above, the only way to add it to your Origin collection is was through contacting EA customer support and providing them with proof that you own a physical copy of ''The Sims 2''.2'', and that's if you were lucky enough to know about it before October 11, 2018, when EA quit offering the collection that way.


On the last week of July 2014, EA decided to give away a free copy of The Sims 2 to every Origin user as it is planning on ending support for the game. All one has to do is enter I-LOVE-THE-SIMS into Origin's game redemption screen before August 1, 2014. However, the game ''still'' shipping with the universally despised [[CopyProtection SecuROM]] UsefulNotes/{{DRM}} which no longer works on Windows 10 and all recent supported Windows updates[[note]]though cracked repacks of The Sims 2 Ultimate still works and you'll find this if you know where to look[[/note]], provision of broken serial keys to many users, EA not promoting this event properly [[note]]it was spread by word of mouth instead of through EA's On The House offers[[/note]], the Macintosh version being excluded from the offer [[note]]you can enter the key on the Mac version of Origin, but you can only download the game when you sign onto Origin in Windows. On the other hand, the Mac version was a [=PowerPC RISC=] executable and won't work on modern Intel Macs anyway, especially after Apple removed Rosetta from Mac OS X Lion onwards. However, apparently EA has different plans for the Mac version- not only was it put back on sale, it was also given an update to support Intel Macs, modern graphics hardware and even native 4K resolution...[[/note]], and the fact that the game had not aged well with modern hardware in general [[note]]If you're unlucky, you're encounter issues like black boxes at the bottom of your sims (which can be rectified by reducing shadow quality, disabling shadows or with the help of a mod), being locked out of the graphics options screen, to [[NightmareFuel sims appearing as having their face literally punched in to their skull]][[/note]] created quite a backdraft on EA's forum as well as elsewhere.

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On A package including all the last week of July 2014, EA decided to give away a free copy of The expansions and stuff packs, ''The Sims 2 2: Ultimate Collection'', was offered to every Origin user as it is planning users who had registered ''The Sims 2'' on ending July 15, 2014 under the pretense that their current version of the game would lose support for on July 22 and that the game. All one has ''Ultimate Edition'' would be the only supported version. The offer was extended to do is enter all Origin users from July 23 to 31, where redeeming the product code I-LOVE-THE-SIMS into Origin's would add ''Ultimate Edition'' to their game redemption screen before library. While the offer ended on August 1, 2014. However, 2014, the game ''still'' shipping with the universally despised [[CopyProtection SecuROM]] UsefulNotes/{{DRM}} which no longer works on Windows 10 and all recent supported Windows updates[[note]]though cracked repacks of The Sims 2 Ultimate package could still works and you'll find this if you know where to look[[/note]], provision of broken serial keys to many users, EA not promoting this event properly [[note]]it was spread by word of mouth instead of through EA's On The House offers[[/note]], the Macintosh version being excluded from the offer [[note]]you can enter the key on the Mac version of Origin, but you can only download the game when you sign onto Origin in Windows. On the other hand, the Mac version was a [=PowerPC RISC=] executable and won't work on modern Intel Macs anyway, especially be obtained long after Apple removed Rosetta from Mac OS X Lion onwards. However, apparently that date by contacting EA has different plans for the Mac version- not only was it put back on sale, it was also given an update to customer support Intel Macs, modern graphics hardware and even native 4K resolution...[[/note]], and the fact providing a physical copy of a ''Sims 2'' product, but EA put a stop on that the game had not aged well with modern hardware in general [[note]]If you're unlucky, you're encounter issues like black boxes at the bottom of your sims (which can be rectified by reducing shadow quality, disabling shadows or with the help of a mod), being locked out of the graphics options screen, to [[NightmareFuel sims appearing as having their face literally punched in to their skull]][[/note]] created quite a backdraft on EA's forum as well as elsewhere.
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** Career chance cards can be this as well. The player is presented with a scenario and must choose between two options or ignore it.



* MildlyMilitary: The military career track is this, having no real differences from more regular career tracks. The level 1 job is Recruit, the level 2 job is ''Elite Forces'', meaning your Sim will go straight from boot camp to special operations. There are no grooming or hair regulations, one of their [[FourStarBadass general]] wears football eye black to work. Not showing up for work means at best you will lose some job performance, and at worst you'll just get fired, instead of being punished for going AWOL. Virtually all officers are promoted from enlisted personnel without needing a college degree. Discharges are granted immediately upon request, your Sim can literally phone and say "I quit" with no penalty, and so on and on.

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* MildlyMilitary: The military career track is this, having no real differences from more regular career tracks. The level 1 job is Recruit, the level 2 job is ''Elite Forces'', meaning your Sim will go straight from boot camp to special operations. There are no grooming or hair regulations, one of their [[FourStarBadass general]] generals]] wears football eye black to work. Not showing up for work means at best you will lose some job performance, and at worst you'll just get fired, instead of being punished for going AWOL. Virtually all officers are promoted from enlisted personnel without needing a college degree. Discharges are granted immediately upon request, your Sim can literally phone and say "I quit" with no penalty, and so on and on.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar:
** In order to keep the game rated T, themes that would be considered adult were replaced with 'kid-friendly' substitutes. The word "woohoo" was used in place of "have sex." Hookahs were presented as bubble blowers that actually made bubbles, but also made Sims literally [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything float while using them]]. Kegs and bars are always referred to as "juice kegs" and "juice bars," or "nectar" in the case of the wine bar.
** On the roof of Don Lothario's house is a telescope. Don has absolutely no interest in the logic skill. His next-door neighbors are the incredibly attractive Caliente sisters. [[NaughtyBirdwatching Any guesses at what he uses the telescope for]]?
** In ''Bustin' Out'' there is a rather attractive lady named Mona Lott ('moan a lot'). Now, considering that her home business is called Club Rubb, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything it seems doubtful that this particular]] PunnyName [[TheImmodestOrgasm refers to her constant complaining...]]
** A few chance cards in the Politics career make references to entire speeches somehow getting replaced with the contents of Theatre/TitusAndronicus. Though only the title is mentioned in-game, it's a real Shakespearean play about a brutal spiral of revenge involving murder, rape, mutilation, and cannibalism. Knowing this, it's unsurprising that one chance card can result in the Sim being fired after accidentally replacing one speech with the first two acts (and this is the same chance card Mary-Sue Pleasant will get and always fail the first time her household is played!).
** The reward for the Slacker career track? [[TheStoner A hydroponic garden.]]
** Sometimes happens with the real-life songs used in the game (and sung in Simlish). The original songs aren't always that G-rated; a good example would be Charlotte Martin's upbeat and innocent-sounding ''Keep Me In Your Pocket'' (used in ''Bon Voyage''), which, while consisting entirely of [[UnusualEuphemism unusual euphemisms]], is still a pretty obvious IntercourseWithYou song.
** A sim with the Romance Aspiration wants to kiss or have sex with as many sims as possible, and not minding if he/she has to do it behind their lovers' backs as long as they get their wishes fulfilled. In fact, they will even ''want'' to cheat on their partners. So basically; Romance Sim = Slut.
** A Sim might want to see the ghost of somebody who's still alive, and they're furious with. Yup, they want them to die.



** A sim with a romance-oriented ambition will want to have sex with as many sims as possible in their life. This is [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar not explicitly stated in-game, though]]; more stated as a flingy sim who wants as many romances as possible. One possible lifetime want can be to have 20 lovers at the same time.

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** A sim with a romance-oriented ambition will want to have sex with as many sims as possible in their life. This is [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar not explicitly stated in-game, though]]; though; more stated as a flingy sim who wants as many romances as possible. One possible lifetime want can be to have 20 lovers at the same time.

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* HotterAndSexier: This game introduces Woohoo and Try for Baby as a necessity instead of just a special object interaction. And in the default cutscene, doing it for the first time for a particular Sim will have the game play a cutscene... (although it's mostly PlayedForLaughs)


** The game storyline "suggests" that Tank Grunt would like to get a job in the military track in an effort to please his father. Players will soon find that the career search is rigged for him to ''only'' display and choose that career track. If a player wants to give him another job, they have to use cheats.

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** The game storyline "suggests" that Tank Grunt would like to get a job in the military track in an effort to [[WellDoneSonGuy please his father.father]]. Players will soon find that the career search is rigged for him to ''only'' display and choose that career track. If a player wants to give him another job, they have to use cheats.


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* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: Vampire sims fit this trope as they do not require blood to survive and can continue their (un)lives as normal...except for an incredible intolerance to sunlight. The same can be said for zombie sims as well, as they do not eat brains for sustenance and can't kill living sims.

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* GrandmasRecipe: With the ''Freetime'' expansion pack, sims with the family focus can unlock the ability to make Grandma's Comforting Soup, a special dish capable of curing all diseases.


* {{Animesque}}: Due to art evolution,the Sims in Sims 2 are prominently featured with huge eyes and short, pointy noses.

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* {{Animesque}}: Due to art evolution,the evolution, the Sims in Sims 2 are prominently featured with huge eyes and short, pointy noses.

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