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Custom Painting

“A customized painting showing the ability to incorporate out of game content into the Sims 2 via the "Paint Still-life" menu option of the easel.

Here are the steps to doing this,

1) Have one of your sims who has enough creativity skill to paint a still-life, to do so.

2) The game then allows you to capture a in-game screenshot to use as the subject of the painting. After pressing 'C' to capture the screenshot, the game will be paused.

3)Navigate, using Windows Explorer, to the "My Documents\EA Games\Sims 2\Storytelling" directory under Windows, or using the Finder to "~/Documents/EA Games/Sims 2/Storytelling" on the Mac, and find the file named "Snapshot.bmp"

4) Replace this file with any image of your choice, just make sure that the image is a bmp and has been re-sized or cropped to the same dimensions as Snapshot.bmp (sorry, I forgot the dimensions of these painting files.

Good luck”

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The Sims 2

The Sims 2 (MAC)

Genre/Style: Simulation/Life Development Sim
Release Date: 14/JUN/05
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Step 5 - attach the paining to a wall by shoving it through another wall.
@LordXenophon, now that you mention it, it does look as though the painting is half of a larger canvas extending beyond the adjacent wall. :-D How to hang a portrait? Hold frame firmly with both hands, ram it through adjacent wall hard enough to make it stick.
I wonder whether I could achieve that effect in the real world...

I probably could.
I would assume the canvas would break under that type of extreme impact. Then again... the sims have been known for supernatural abilities. e.g. Breathing under water, crapping themselves 10 times in a day, and of course, lighting microwave meals on fire
@Soyle-sama, its the kids ability to materialize a stool to stand on any time they need to reach something that makes me lol.
Well kids produce "stool" all the time. EA just took that in a... different direction xD
It's not hard to light food on fire in a real microwave. Just use insufficient water and let it run for hours.

I've never seen a sim do it, though. In original Sims, the microwave is safe.
They pull mops out of nowhere, too. Even worse, they vanish the mop and rematerialize it instead of wringing it out.
@LordXenophon, in The Sims 2, the medical profession has a special skilling object that's unlocked at a certain level (too ignorant to know what level, too lazy to look it up), that is a medical dummy that the sims can operate on. This dummy is full of a few squidgy bits that you would expect, but also items like glasses, telephone handsets & etc. which makes me think that the sims are hollow inside, and store this stuff within themselves, pulling the necessary item out of their @$$ when required.
You don't recognize a battery-powered surgery game we used to play when we were kids?
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