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Introduction

Mod the Sims 2 was founded on the ability to mod the game, and to this end we have many excellent tutorials by our staff and the community. Here we will teach how to learn all about modding the Sims 2, and answer any questions you might have - whether you are just starting out recolouring, or are an advanced BHAV object creator. We hope you find the section useful, and please check out the tutorials below.

Welcome

This page will help you to find information regarding The Sims 2. Programmers looking for file formats should start with the Programming Info page, and those looking for more information on Modding Tools should start there.

Don't Panic!

New to Sims 2 Modding? Totally lost? Check:

Tutorial Sections:

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Body Shop Tutorials

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Recolouring

Recolouring/retexturing sim content like clothes, hair, skintones, eyes, etc.
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Meshing

Change body shapes and create new clothing meshes.
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Modding

Default skins and eyes, townie-friendly stuff, etc.
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Sims

Creation of the sims themselves, including celebrity/character sims.


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Object Tutorials

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Recolouring

Recolouring and retexturing objects.
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Meshing

Creating all new 3D object models and everything related to them.
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Modding

Changing the way objects work.
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Building Tutorials

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Building

Building the perfect lot or house - all the cheats, tricks, and tips.
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Landscaping

Making the most of your gardens with planting and architectural elements.
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Walls & Floors

Making walls, floors, and ground cover.


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Other Tutorials


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Careers & Majors

Creating new jobs and majors.
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Hacks & Game Mods

Creating hacks and other game mods.
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All Tutorials

View a big list of everything.

Discussion Forums / Search

For the various MTS2 forums on modding the Sims 2, see:

General Forums:

Modding Discussion

Sims 2 Tools

Specific Categories:

Building Discussion

Bodyshop Skinning

Bodyshop Meshing

Object Creation & Texturing

To search either MTS2 or this Wiki, use:

MTS2:
Advanced Search

Wiki:  

For Existing Creators

About the Tutorials

All tutorials here are ranked into different levels, which indicate it's difficulty scale:
Sims 2 Modding Tutorials by Level
Level 1 (Newbie) | Level 2 (Beginners) | Level 3 (Intermediate) | Level 4 (Advanced) | Level 5 (Numenorean)

Please start with the level you feel most comfortable with, or if you are a total beginner, see Sims 2 Modding Start Here


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