Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Where do you get your custom content? (Hair, clothes, hacks, skins, eyes, furniture, etc.)
A: There's TONS of sites out there, and most of them you need WinRar or WinZip. Make sure to also download the MESH if it's needed. Here are just SOME of the sites that I use:
Q: How do you make Sims 2 videos/series?
A: Well first of all, you need a lot of experience with The Sims 2. Once you know pretty much all there is to know about it, including all of the cheats, it's time to download custom content. You must enable Custom Content to be displayed in your game. You can do this in Game Options. Use some of the sites I gave you in the question above to help you. Then after you have all the necessary props, clothing, hair, furniture, hacks, and other stuff, you need to start practicing your filming. Do NOT film with your walls down, do NOT film with terrible quality, do NOT film with bad graphics, do NOT film showing the whole house and everything you're doing, and do NOT film it with crazy camera movements! You can use parameters to ensure your filming is smooth and enjoyable.
Practice your filming by making several TEST videos. After you've got the experience, CC, and filming perfected (or at least pretty good at it), you need to start thinking of a plot or storyline for your movies or series. Make sure that it makes sense, and that it's something people would actually be into. Of course your videos will not be the best at first, but the more you make, the better you'll become! Nobody is great at it right away! Once you think you're ready to start filming, make sure to set your video settings and gameplay graphics to the highest your computer can handle, and start filming! Film with FRAPS or any other recording software, or use the Sims 2 built-in camera by hitting V on your keyboard (the game will run slow while recording on high quality, but when you watch it it will be normal speed), hit B on your keyboard to pause the clip (it doesnt pause the game, so u might wanna hit B and then P right afterward), and then hit B again to unpause the clip in your new camera position/angle, and then when you want to finish that clip and perhaps start a new one, hit V again. You will find your clips if you recorded with the built-in camera in Documents/EA/Sims2/Movies.
Import your clips into a video editing software (e.g. Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas) and then start editing the clips by cutting out the unnecessary clips or the mess-ups, adding music and/or sound effects, subtitles and/or voice-overs, special effects, etc. Once you're finished (make sure to save often while creating your video) render or convert your video into a video file format, and then upload that file to YouTube! If your series/movie(s) are a hit, you'll earn tons of views and subscribers in no
time! It's a lot of work, but it's worth it! :]
LINK TO VIDEO TUTORIALS I MADE FOR YOU
Q: What are parameters and where can I get them?
A: Parameters are the smooth camera movements that some people use in their Sims 2 videos, such as me. You can get them here. Watch these videos to learn how to install, edit, and use parameters.
Q: Can I have a character in "My Life" (or any other series)?
A: EDIT: YES! If you donate at least $50 to my paypal (link), you get your very own customized Sim character in my series! However, not in the My Life series since it's almost over. But yes, you can tell me everything from how they look to how they act to what their favorite food is and they will come to life on the screen in one of my series! :)
Q: When will the next episode be out?
A: I try my hardest to make them every weekend or break, but often times I am too busy to make them. Just like you, I have a life; I'm not just a person who sits behind
a computer screen all day (even though I mostly do lol). It's just a hobby, not my job. But then again, I would have stopped making videos a LOOONG time ago if
it weren't for you guys. You encourage me so much! :] Anyways, I'm in college so I need to focus on school and getting good grades and doing my homework that at least lasts 6 hours every day. Not kidding. I've had homework for 15 hours once. Started at 5 pm, ended at 8 am. Not fun. So please understand that I'm trying my hardest to get all my schoolwork done, making new episodes & videos, AND socializing with friends. So if you find yourselves impatient for new videos or episodes, remember; I have a life, too! :]
Q: How do you see your Sims at school?
A: They're not really at school. It's just a lot that I created or downloaded that looks like a school, and then I shove a bunch of Sims in there by using this
cheat to make it seem more realistic.
Q: Didn't Sara from Season 1 die? And in Season 2 Veda's parents died cause of Chad which was because of Dylan who told Chad to scare Madison who is Ryan's mom but he also killed Jessica so does that mean Veda is really young compared to everybody else? And doesn't Dylan die? Which means how in Season 5 and 6 does
his dad kill him? Or does he have a different father? Didn't Madison know about his twin? What happened to Sara?
A: Haha yeah it is very confusing :P
Well, Sara moved to Florida and later became rich and bought Roxy and Connor their house, and Raven and Kendra died in the fire. Dylan is not really Ryan's dad because it would be impossible. Watch this videoagain and read carefully what Roxy says at 6:40 to 6:53, what Dylan says at 7:27, then read what Madison says at 7:38 through 7:56
Also watch this videoand read what Madison says on the roof at 1:03. Ryan's real dad is the one who shot him in the Carnival Catastrophe episode, NOT Dylan. He's messed up lol. Madison did indeed know she had twins, but she just never mentioned it, because Ryan's real dad, the one who shot him, kidnapped Ryan's twin (Drake) after he was born, and she didn't like to talk about this. Yeah Veda is a little younger than the rest of them, but I'm too lazy to find out how much younger lol. Dylan is dead; he didn't shoot Ryan and he's not even his real dad. Dylan DID make Madison pregnant, but she had an abortion with that child and in the life after she divorced Dylan she accidentally had Ryan and Drake with a random guy (the guy who shot Ryan). Sara was still living in Florida as famous and paying for Roxy and Connor's mortage until she went to jail and ultimately was killed by Raven.