The Sims 2: Seasons is the fifth expansion pack for The Sims 2. It was developed at the Redwood Shores studio of Maxis and was released on March 1, 2007 in North America, and was followed by the European release on March 2, 2007. Aspyr released a Mac OS X port of the game in June 2007.
The Sims 2: Seasons enhances gameplay by adding seasons and weather mechanics. Each season lasts around five sim days and brings with it new challenges and gameplay options. A new type of sim known as a plant-sim is also added. They operate using different mechanics to normal sims. The expansion pack introduced a new neighbourhood called Riverblossom Hills. Like previous games, it has a storyline but no linear gameplay.
The Sims 2: Seasons expansion pack introduces two new game play concepts to The Sims 2 series: weather and seasons. Each season lasts for approximately five Sim days and players have the option to alter their order of progression.
Sims are able to build snowmen during the Winter, rake fallen leaves in Autumn, jump in puddles during Spring and occasionally experience heat stroke in Summer. Besides being a visually interactive addition, each season enhances Sim's attributes in certain ways.
Weather and temperature
There is weather within each season, including rain, hail, lightning storms, and snow (there is another type of weather called the rain of fire due to the malfunction of the new aspiration reward object, which is a weather control machine). Although weather was originally planned for release in the original Sims 2 base game, a 3D rendering error prevented this from being possible: rain would fall into enclosed housing areas, and other graphical rendering problems would occur. Weather may also adversely affect Sims.
Screenshots from the game The Sims 2 Seasons
System requirements The Sims 2 Seasons for Mac Os:
- Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
- PowerPC G4 / G5 or Intel processor
- 1.3 GHz CPU or faster
- 256 MB RAM or more
- 2 GB free disk space
- Video Card (ATI): Radeon 9000
- Video Card (NVidia): GeForce FX5200
- Video Memory (VRAM): 32 MB or more