Sims 2: Apartment Life – Update

So, after spending a few evenings trying to get my computer to work properly with the new expansion pack (looks like I needed the latest driver for my card) and for some reason it kept crashing on me as well. I finally got a chance to play the new expansion and I have to say, I am liking it. I also figured out why I was crashing – the apartment heater grate thing. Every time I would put in a house, the game would freak out.

I recently move my main family – the Donii’s – into a split home with their youngest son who just left for college. And the two oldest children – Jonayla and Durc – have finally finished college. Jonayla is living in a loft with her now husband and is preggers. Durc just moved in with his finance in a condo down the street.

But the best thing I like, is the clothing. I love the new furniture as well. Great themes, I just wish there was a bed with the Socilite theme and the Gearhead themes. And one other thing – you can’t really hold a wedding in your apartment. It doesn’t work too well and there isn’t really enough space to have it. Maybe they need to make a wedding chapel for the Sim world.

The Sims 2: Apartment Life Expansion Pack

I have to admit, I am very very very very weak when it comes to the Sims in almost any and every format it comes in. I swore to myself that I wasn’t going to get anymore expansion packs because The Sims 3 is on its way and I need to save up to upgrade my computer so I can play that. As well as play Spore.

But I was weak, I went to the EA store last night and saw that the Apartment Life Expansion Pack was being released today… so I pre-ordered it. Which means when I get home tonight I get to download it and decide if I want to continue with the family I just started (I had to uninstall and reinstall everything about a month ago due to a huge malfunction) or start a new one in the new city that is coming with the expansion pack.

In either way, it should be fun to play and interesting. I really want to see what it would be like to play the apartments in the University area of The Sims 2 worlds. It would make it easier to have multiple sims in the same building yet not all in the same play area. I will let you know though.

I do have to hand it to EA though – they do listen to their players. If you go to their forums on and bring up your thoughts and ideas, they sometimes come to fruition. I know that the Apartments is something that many forum members wanted Apartments and there you go. I know a few years back I brought up my desire to see a sewing machine and get the ability to make the clothes you want instead of always having to go to the store then when Freetime came out – you could. It just takes you an entire lifetime to be able to do it. One of my characters has been sewing since she was a teen and still can’t make anything but potholders. Maybe when she graduates college?

Once I get the game going and play it over my long weekend off of work (was suppose to go to Dragon*Con) and I will let you know how it is.