Tuesday, April 21, 2009

EPISODE67 - The Sims 2 Challenges - Artist Challenge by FairyD

How many paintings can a Sim do in His/Her lifetime while maintaining a job and making friends.

Create a Single Parent and a child or Teen in CAS. No Toddlers.
skin tone/aspiration/personality are all up to you. Move onto any size lot and build a house or use
an existing lot/house.

The Child/Teen is your Artist.
Only paintings done by the Artist may be kept and counted for points.
*Your parent can marry 1 time and have other kids but only the CAS created child can be your Artist.*
The artist must max out all creativity points before you can keep any paintings.
In addition to Painting your Artist must make friends while child/teen and
get a job the day he/she becomes an adult. Teen jobs are up to you.
He must reach the top his/her career.
Your artist cannot move anyone in, Marry or have any children. You can and should have your Sim adopt a child before he/she becomes an elder.
*The parent can marry one time and have kids. The parent can move anyone in. Townies, nieghbors, NPC's.*
*Anyone that is moved in counts for "family/playable neighbor points". *

IF you paint a Sim using the Still Life option you must also paint a portrait of that Sim or you lose points.
No cheats/hacks of any kind. NO Elixir of Life, No energizer, and no thinking cap. No Money cheats. You can use the money trees if you have time.
You can use the move objects cheat if you have too.
IF your house becomes so bugged that you have to abandon your paintings
take a photo of them so you have a proof and so you don't duplicate paintings.
Keep all paintings on the easel so that the next generation can sell them after
your artist dies.
Every painting MUST be different. examples
You paint dad sitting on sofa. You cannot paint dad sitting on the couch again but you can
paint Dad, swimming, cooking, puling weeds, Playing chess etc.
If you paint the pool during the day you cannot paint the pool at night. You can
have a neighbor/friend family member swimming and paint the pool again.
When your artist dies take a picture of all of his/her paintings and upload it for the rest of us to see.


+2 for each Portrait of playable neighbors/family members.
+3 points for each portrait of Townie/NPC (Townie or NPC points are only for those not living in the home and not controlled by you in any way.)
+1 for still life painting of Townies but only if you also
have a portrait of them.
+1 for each Still life painting.
+2 for each ghost painting. No more than 3 Ghosts of the same color.
+2 for each painting of an NPC doing his/her job. Again you must also have a
Portrait of the NPC. Only 2 paintings of each type of NPC. i.e. 1 male maid and 1 female maid etc.
+2 for paintings of the Social worker, Repo man and Burglar.

Bonus points
+5 if you can get a portrait of yourself painting a portrait of the burglar.
+5 if you get portraits and still-life’s of all NPC's.

Loss points for:
-5 for each Still life of a Sim that is NOT accompanied by a portrait.
-10 for not reaching the top of your career.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

EPISODE66 - The Sims 2 Challenges - The Greek Challenge

The Greek Challenge b y Pinstar
Objective: Create the best Greek house you can over the life of 35 students

No cheating (as per the Legacy Challenge)

Start the game by creating a young adult in CAS. Male or Female. Pick any aspiration you want, and assign personality points as you wish. Pick any Major you wish that Sim to study. Custom skins and clothing will be allowed.
Create a blank 5X5 lot on the university town. You may use any of the Maxis University towns, or create your own.
Start the Sim in a dorm (you won't be able to afford anything else)
By the end of Junior year you must leave the dorm, and found your OWN Greek house...on that blank 5X5 lot. (And that means you have to be able to afford to rent it).
You may name your house anything you wish, and you do NOT have to stick to the traditional 3 Greek letter format if you don't want to.
You must always have at least one Sim in the Greek house. If the last Sim in the house graduates or drops out, the challenge ends, even if you have not reached 35 graduates.
You may only pledge NPCs and townies, not player-sims.
You may move teenage townies and NPCs from the neighborhoods into college town...and pledge them, then move them in.
When your Sims reach the end of Sophomore year and are given the option to change their aspiration, you MUST roll a dice for a new aspiration. (1: Wealth 2:Knowledge
3: Family 4:Romance, 5: Popularity 6: Choose your own.) If the roll of the dice comes up with the same aspiration the sim had before, don't change it.
After 35 students have pledged, moved in, AND graduated your Greek house, your challenge ends and you total your score.
The only limits to how many sims you may have in your Greek house at once is a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 8. How many you have in the house at one time is up to you, and could help players with slower systems by allowing them to be just as competitive with the challenge by just playing 1 or 2 at a time.

1 point for each sim that graduates from the house "Suma Cum Laude (4.0 av.)" Max 35
1 point for each 20K net worth the Greek house has, rounded up.
1/3 of a point (.3334 points) for each family friend a graduate has when they graduate (don't round, keep track of decimals)
1/6 of a point (.1667 points)for each "Not bad" party thrown by the Greek house
1/3 of a point (.3334 points)for each "Good time" party thrown
1/2 point (.5 points)for each "Roof Raiser" party thrown.
Combine all party bonuses into one party score, and keep track of fractions. These may be any types of parties.

-1 point every time a Greek member goes on academic probation
-2 points for every Sim that drops out of school, or is kicked out
-1 point everytime the Sim shrink pays a Greek member a visit
-2 points anytime a visitor or Greek member dies on the lot.
-1 point every time the repo man, or a service sim takes any of the Greek house's items for failure to pay.
-1/6 of a point for every "snoozer" party thrown at your house
-1/3 of a point for every "real dud" party
-1/2 of a point for every "disaster" party (Subtract these penalties from your party score)

Special Bonuses
Tradition Bonus: 2 points
While you are allowed to create Greek houses with mixed genders, they are traditionally brotherhoods or sisterhoods. You may claim this bonus if ALL of the Sims that pledge your Greek house are either ALL male, or ALL female.

Mascot Bonus: 2 points (can be claimed multiple times)
This is the one exception to the visitor death penalty. If you manage to kill the rival school's mascot (A person in a cow suit) on your lot you do not get the -2 visitor death penalty for him or her. In addition, as long as you keep his or her urn or tombstone on your lot, you may claim a 2-point bonus. You may NOT claim this bonus if you pledge her and then kill her, she must be a visitor when she dies. She also must be "free roaming" to give you points as well. You may claim this bonus multiple times, but each time the mascot must die in a different manner (ie starvation, and drowning, not drowning 2 times).

Liberal Arts Bonus: 1 point (can be claimed multiple times)
Producing graduates with a wide array of skills looks good for a Greek house. There are 11 different majors. If you manage to get 1 Sim from each major to graduate, you may claim this bonus. If 2 Sims from each major graduate, you may claim it again.

Secret Society Bonus: 2 points
If you manage to get at least half of your Greek house to join the secret society over the life of the Greek house, you may claim this bonus at the end. Meaning at least 18 members must be a part of secret society when they graduate.

Picture Bonus: 2 points
When the old members of the Greek house come by to visit, they like to see that they are still honored and remembered. If you have a portrait of all 35 Sims who graduate hanging on the walls when the 35th sim graduates, you may claim this bonus. Group shots do not count; it must be 35 individual pictures. The value of the portraits does not matter for the purpose of this bonus, but higher-valued paintings may help you get more net worth points.

Band Bonus: 1 point (can be claimed multiple times)
Nothing brings more fame to a Greek house than a rocking band. In order to get this point you must throw a party and have at least 4 Greek members who each have a 10 Creativity playing 4 separate instruments (doesn't matter which types). Snap a photo and score yourself a point. You may do this several times, but each time the band must consist of 4 completely different members.