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Downloads & Istallation

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About Sims2Cri

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TERMS OF USE - POLICY

All files on this site may not be redistribute without our written consent. Hotlinking is denied, this means you can't put on your site files, images or other resource that linking directly on the resource on my site. If you would like to link something you must refer on the page of the site and not to the file.
You are not allowed to copy our tutorial and articles and pass them for yours. In case you want use a part of our work ask before.
You are not allowed to sell our works, we create for free and you want earn from our job??

Clothes, hair and SIM stuff
You can include our files in a downloadable sim without asking, but you should give credits to Sims2Cri by putting our link and you can't publish the sims2pack on the official Exchange.
You are not allowed to recolor our texture. The hard work is to create the texture, so if you only recolor the part made by you is really tiny. You can recolor our texture only for personal use, this means you can't publish the file.

Objects and LOTS stuff
You can include our files in a downloadable lots without asking, but you should give credits to Sims2Cri by putting our link and you can't publish the sims2pack on the official Exchange.
You are not allowed to recolor our texture. The hard work is to create the texture, so if you only recolor the part made by you is really tiny. You can recolor our texture only for personal use, this means you can't publish the file.

Models and characters
You can use our models and sim in your screenshot and stories but you can't pass for yours our creation, so please give credits to Sims2Cri as the sim creator.
If you use our sims as models in your site you should give credits to Sims2Cri in the credit page.
You are not allowed to redistribute our sim. In add you can't modify our sims and publish them.

Mesh
You are welcome to use and recolor our mesh.
You can include our mesh files with your creation but you should attach our readme too and give credit to Sims2Cri for the mesh file with a link to our site.
You are not allowed to redistribute our mesh files without your creation.
If you prefer link the mesh file and not include it, you can refer to the mesh page of our site, not directly to the file.

Downloads & Istallation

How can I install your creations?
Clothes, Make-up, Genetics and Objects: extract the "package" file in My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads folder. Extract is a fuction of Winrar, the program you need to open our files.
Characters and Lots: double click on the "Sims2Pack" file extracted from the rar downloaded.
Walls and Floors: double click on the "Sims2Pack" files extracted from the rar downloaded. Sometimes, for multiple tiles floor extract the "package" file in My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads folder.

I can't find my downloads folder, how do i get it?
Method 1: You have to create a new folder called "Downloads" into The Sims 2 folder in "My Documents".
Method 2: Open one time Bodyshop (Start-Programs-EAGames-TheSims2-The Sims 2 Bodyshop) and the folder will be created by the game
Method 3: Download and install by double click a .sims2pack file.

The exact path to your Downloads folder is
If you have Win XP: C:\Documents and Setting\NomeUtentePC\My Documents\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\Downloads
if you have Windows 2000 or 98: C:\Documenti\EA GAMES\The Sims 2\Downloads
if you have Windows Vista or Windows 7: C:\Users\<nome utente>\Documents

I downloaded some of your creations but when I tried to open them it said that it couldn't support the file or I see a generic icon. Can you help me?
You don't have to double click on "package" files, just extract the "package" files into "Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads" folder. It's absolutly normal, don't hurry up, the game can read this file format.
If you see generic icon for the downloaded files perhaps you don't have Winrar. For extract the "package" you must have Winrar or similar that open .rar files. You can download it here. We use the 3.71 version. Winrar is a shareware software, that means you get a free trial for 30 days, after that every time you open Winrar you've to click on "continue" button. You don't need to buy Winrar, all function continue to work.

I downloaded your new hairstyle. Why it shows up a default hairstyle in the game?
If you want to view hairstyles, you have to download and install the new mesh, sometimes the link for download is in description under "Download" cell. If you don't have it, the game shows a default hair or none at all.

The downloaded objects don't appear in my game. Why?
You need to install CEP for see in your game some objects of these section. You can download it here CEP.
Be sure to download the mesh files when specified and to download only objects that are compatible with your game version and EP installed.
Remember to activate the Custom Stuff from the game options.

Attivazione materiale personalizzato

A strange message/alert appear on startup. Why?
If you have at least one EP after Nightlife at startup will appear an alert window. It remember to you that you've some stuff not made by EA (all your downloads), and that they could create some problems to your game.
All it is normal, that is a standard tip that EA made to you to defend itself from problems you could have. Check the "Activate" box, load game, exit and re-launch game to load all custom content.

Alert on startup

Files with .package extension give error when I try to open or install. Why?
It's normal. Files with .package extension don't need to be installed or opened. The game will load files in that format, you just need to put these files in the Downloads folder.

Problems with rar downloaded: corrupted files, connection reset messages, the downloads stop halfway and so on...
I'm sure that all the archives are free of error and files may have been corrupted during the download process. If the problem continue, try to ask me.

Graphic Detail and Icon meaning

How can I get the best graphic detail?
My computer has a high graphics resolutions and my graphic card support bump mapping. Here below you can find my graphics setting for the game (Sorry only italian menu').

Graphics Detail The Sims 2


If you don't see bump maps you can read this tutorial *BUMP MAPS SETTING IN THE GAME*however is a set of operations very hard, don't follow if you don't know what you are making.

Why don't I see the clothes on my pc as your images?
It depends by your graphics setting, by your RAM and by your pc graphics card. You can compare your setting with mine looking at the image that you find here.

What's icon mean?

TS2 Require The Sims 2
TS2 University Require The Sims 2 University
TS2 Nightlife Require The Sims 2 Nightlife
TS2 Open for Business Require The Sims 2 Open for Business
TS2 Family Fun Stuff Require The Sims 2 Family Fun Stuff
TS2 Glamour Life Stuff Require The Sims 2 Glamour Life Stuff
TS2 Pets Require The Sims 2 Pets
TS2 Seasons Require The Sims 2 Seasons
TS2 Celebration Bonus Stuff Require The Sims 2 Celebration Bonus Stuff
TS2 H&M Bonus Stuff Require The Sims 2 H&M Bonus Stuff
TS2 Bon Voyage Require The Sims 2 Bon Voyage (World Adventure)
TS2 Teen Style stuff Require The Sims 2 Teen Style Stuff
TS2 Free Time Require The Sims 2 Free Time
TS2 Kitchen & bath stuff Require The Sims 2 Kitchen & Bath Stuff
TS2 Ikea Stuff Require The Sims 2 Ikea Stuff
TS2 Apartment Life Require The Sims 2 Apartment Life
The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Require The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden


File Sims2pack or File Sims2pack Mean that a .Sims2Pack file is contained in the .rar file. So you must double click on this to install it and not extract the file in the Downloads Directory

About Sims2Cri

Can I become your affiliate?
Perhaps. Try to contact me, if your site is open since almost a year, contains some downloads and like me is possible to become affiliates.

Can you link to my site?
Yes, contact me. If your site like me I link you. No contact me if your site is under construction, I link only active and finished sites.

Can I link your site? Where can I find your banner?
Yes, sure. There are my banner, choose one of them.
to save our banner please open this page

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Can I collaborate with your site?
I'm not sure, I would seen you creation before. Please read Sims2Cri Want you page and discover how you can make!
You can also put your creations on the forum in the Show and Share your creations Section.

Credits

How do you make the poses of previews?
All sims-poses are made with
HulaDance made by Squinge
All sims-walkings are made with
WalkStyle + Facial Anim Changer made by Shaklin
You can find a list of useful hack for poses HERE (in italian only)

Where can I find the models used in the previews?
In this site, download-characters section. Here the first page.

Where can I find the hair used in the previews?
Peggy Sims, RoseSims, NoukieSims, TSR, Raonjena, Seomi, ModTheSims.

Where can I find the shiny floor used in the previews?
ReflexSims made by Teko and available here for forum member
or in alternative at Murano Mobilia the Millenium Set

What meshes do you usually use?
Credits for clothes meshes we usually use
Serasims (non piĆ¹ online), Chriko, SimChic, Biene
Credits for objects meshes we usually use
Meshkiste, Xuan Sims, Echo, SimplyStyling, Numenor

How do you make the previews?
I usually use Photoshop 8CS