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Latest revision as of 17:29, 14 May 2007

This page attempts to chronicle the major happenings within the Sims 2 Community since prior to and after release of the game proper.

Contents


[edit] Types of events

It is divided into 4 main types of event:

  • GAME, which is the actual Sims 2 game itself - EP release dates, Stuff Packs, patches etc.
  • TOOLS, which is any neat tools - SimPE, S2PCI, Hack Detectors, DDO, Q-Xpress, Meshtool etc - basically all the neat stuff people use.
  • SITES, which catalogs important changes to not just MTS2 but other sites too - when InSim was formed, when MATY was, when VS was, when it died, etc (this shouldn't be too heavy, just founding dates of various sites, maybe some milestones in terms of user counts etc)
  • MODDING, being when the first mesh was imported, the CEP Project, Repositories, first custom cars, first custom hair, etc basically milestones of cool things that have happened in the modding community in the past few years.

[edit] Graphical Timeline

Click and drag the 2 different timeline bars (shaded different colours) to scroll the timeline.

[edit] Standard Timeline

[edit] 2004

[edit] May

  • 4th - [S] MTS2 founded
  • 11th - [G] Sims 2 pre-release BodyShop released (???)
  • 14th - [S] MTS2 launched to public

[edit] June

[edit] July

[edit] August

  • 4th - [M] First insights into the .package file format

[edit] September

  • 14th - [G] Sims 2 launched
  • 15th - [S] First download on MTS2 (Free Camera hack)

[edit] October

  • 6th - [T] SimPE first version launched
  • 31st - [S] Simlogical launches Sims 2 section
  • 31st - [M] First custom working lights

[edit] November

[edit] December

  • 7th - [M] First object recolour tutorial (by Pinhead)
  • 13th - [T] SimPE Object Workshop released
  • 14th - [M] First "Maxis Lost & Found" posted (by Numenor)
  • 19th - [T] Sims 2 Mesh Extractor released (by Delphy)
  • 19th - [M] First steps towards recolouring existing objects (by RGiles, Numenor and Quaxi)
  • 24th - [M] First transparent floor tiles released (by RGiles)
  • 25th - [T] Bidou's Career Editor for SimPE released
  • 26th - [M] First custom painting
  • 27th - [M] First Object Workshop tutorial (by RGiles)
  • 31st - [M] CEP v1.0 released

[edit] 2005

[edit] January

  • 7th - [M] First modified mesh released (by wes_h)
  • 9th - [T] First Milkshape Plugin for Sims 2 meshes
  • 15th - [M] First new meshed object (by wes_h)
  • 30th - [T] MTS2 MeshTool released (??? check date please)

[edit] February

  • 8th - [T] Milkshape plugins v2 released
  • 13th - [M] First Beginners Start to Finish tutorial
  • 21st - [M] First new Build Object released
  •  ??? - [T] MTS2 MeshTool adds SMD support

[edit] March

  • 1st - [G] Sims 2 University released
  • 6th - [S] SimPE forums created
  • 10th - [T] BodyChop plugins for Body Meshes released
  • 11th - [T] SimPE 0.29 (University) released
  • 14th - [M] CEP v2.0 (University) released

[edit] April

  • 26th - [M] First neighbourhood object released
  • 26th - [M] Main Start to Finish object tutorial released (by JWoods)
  •  ?? - [S] VariousSimmers opened

[edit] May

  • 22nd - [T] PJSE BHAV plugin for SimPE released
  • 31st - [M] First custom wallmask (By Numenor)

[edit] June

  • 13th - [G] Sims 2 (Mac OS X) launched
  • 16th - [M] CEP v2.0 (Mac OS X) released
  • 31st - [S] MoreAwesomeThanYou Founded
  • 31st - [M] WallWindows released (by Numenor)

[edit] July

  • 11th - [M] Grand Trianon project released. First use of repository techniques.
  • 21st - [M] First Blender tutorial released (by Lethe_s)
  • 31st - [M] First Wings3D tutorial released (by mod_bv)

[edit] August

  • 2nd - [M] First working custom animations (by Miche)
  • 31st - [S] Modding Infocenter on MTS2 launched

[edit] September

  • 13th - [G] Sims 2 Nightlife released
  • 22nd - [M] Start to Finish object tutorial version 2 released
  • 27th - [M] CEP v2.0 (University) released

[edit] October

  • 2nd - [M] First Sims 2 Rideable Motorcycle (by VampCat)
  • 21st - [T] SimPE 0.50 (Nightlife) released
  • 22nd - [T] DatGen project abandoned
  • 26th - [M] Midsimmer Nights Dream Project released

[edit] November

  • 17th - [G] Sims 2 Holiday Party Pack released
  • 17th - [S] Object Creation Workshop and Repair Center on MTS2 opens
  • 31st - [M] Radiance Lighting System v2.1 released (by GunMod)
  • 31st - [T] BaseGameStarter v1.0 released (by Numenor)

[edit] December

  • 3rd - [M] First Sims face edited outside of BodyShop
  • 12th - [G] Sims 2 University (Mac OS X) released
  • 24th - [T] Q-Xpress Installer released
  •  ??? - [M] First Sims 2 working gun (by VampCat)

[edit] 2006

[edit] January

  • 18th - [T] UniMesh v4 released
  • 23rd - [M] First Harvestable crops (by Echo)
  • 31st - [M] First custom light embedded into an object (Artimede Chimera, by Numenor)

[edit] February

  • 28th - [S] Sims2Workshop opens
  •  ??? - [S] BodyShop Meshing section on MTS2 opens
  • 31st - [M] First merging of 2 different Semi-Globals achieved (Multi-purpose Coal Stove, by Numenor)

[edit] March

  • 2nd - [G] Sims 2 Open for Business released
  • 13th - [T] SimPE 0.56 (Open for Business) released
  • 14th - [M] CEP v4.0 (Open for Business) released
  • 27th - [G] Sims 2 Nightlife (Mac OS X) released
  • 31st - [M] First custom musical instruments (by Atavera)
  • 31st - [M] Slot Enable Package v1.0 released (Numenor)

[edit] April

  • 13th - [G] Sims 2 Family Fun Stuff released
  • 17th - [M] CEP v4.1 (Family Fun Stuff) released
  • 21st - [T] SimPE 0.58 (Family Fun Stuff) released
  • 31st - [M] First custom animations used in an object (Sexy Shower, by Numenor, Peter_halland and Hunter240x)

[edit] May

[edit] June

  • 6th - [S] Sims2Wiki is revamped and relaunched
  • 31st - [T] LotExpander release (by Andi8104) - May he rest in peace, and thank you!

[edit] July

  • 7th - [M] SimStones project release

[edit] August

  • 11th - [M] First tutorial for wall steppings released (by V1ND1CARE)
  • 31st - [G] Sims 2 Glamour Life Stuff released

[edit] September

  • 4th - [G] Sims 2 Open for Business (Mac OS X) released
  • 4th - [T] SimPE 0.58b (Glamour Life Stuff) released
  • 14th - [M] CEP v4.2 (Glamour Life Stuff) released

[edit] October

  • 17th - [G] Sims 2 Pets released
  •  ??? - [S] VariousSimmers closes

[edit] November

  • 6th - [G] Sims 2 Pets (Mac OS X) released
  • 7th - [G] Sims 2 Happy Holiday Stuff released
  • 11th - [M] CEP v5.0 (Pets) released
  • 13th - [S] Sims2Wiki Content List launched
  • 14th - [T] SimPE 0.60 (Pets) released
  • 31st - [M] First custom wall meshes released (The Egg House, by Numenor)

[edit] December

  • 28th - [M] First diagonal stair mesh (By Khakidoo)

[edit] 2007

[edit] January

[edit] February

  • 7th - [G] Sims 2 Seasons released
  • 28th - [S] Sims2Workshop hits 20,000 members

[edit] March

  • 10th - [M] CEP v6.0 (Seasons) released

[edit] April

  • 3rd - [G] Sims 2 Celebration Stuff released
  • 11th - [T] Delphy's Download Organiser released

[edit] May

  • 1st - [T] SimPE 0.62 (Seasons) released
  • 8th - [G] Sims 2 Deluxe released

[edit] June

  • 5th - [G] Sims 2 H&M Fashion stuff released

[edit] How to add events

Before you add an event, please first of all think about if it's important to the Sims 2 community as a whole. New tools, utilities, sites opening (large ones), and otherwise notable events are ok.

To add one, please use the Talk:Timeline page to suggest an event. All events must be in the format:

Year Month

  • Date - [TYPE] Description here

[edit] Contributers

Thanks to the following people who submitted events:

  • Delphy
  • Echo
  • Inge Jones
  • Lethe_s
  • niol
  • Tiggerypum
  • VampCat
  • wes_h
  • xanathon
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