ORIGINAL FAQ DATE: April 06 2001 (04/06/01) T H E S I M S : H O U S E P A R T Y E X P. P A C K Unoffical FAQ Author - James Paterson Version - 1.1 Last Updated - April 08 2001, at 5:12pm EST E-Mail - james@tscentral.net Web - http://www.tscentral.net/ NONSENSE OF THE UPDATE: Q: What do you call a level 40-60 Bard? A: Rare - Insult on the EverQuest character class, Bard, who are rarely seen above level 40. =========================================================================== This document is copyright by US and Canadian copyright laws. This FAQ is for personal use only. This FAQ may not be reprinted or reproduced, in part or in whole, in any form, including, but not limited to, electronic transmission and magazine publication, unless prior consent is given by the author. This FAQ may not be sold to anybody, commercial or otherwise. Referencing or altering of this FAQ is expressly forbidden. If you own or operate a website and wish to post this FAQ, please read *[2] Webmaster Information* The following publishers and/or publications are strictly forbidden from using this FAQ under any circumstance: - Ziff-Davis Video Game Group - IDG Media - Brady Games - Prima Games If any of these, or other, publications use this FAQ or part of this FAQ will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law. =========================================================================== Update and Revision History April 08 - removed French remarks (read below) April 07 - added the FAQ section because of an e-mail I received April 06 - Began writing FAQ =========================================================================== ATTENTION!! I am assuming that you've read the manual to the game, and that you know a fair bit about the Sims. If not, then you should read the excellent FAQ by Dan Simpson. His FAQ covers both Livin' Large and the original The Sims. My FAQ only details House Party and the enhancements to this specific addon, and nothing else. REGARDING FRENCH: The previous version of my FAQ had deragatory French refrences in regards to the Caterer. Seeing as how it pissed off a lot of people, and seeing as how those people have no sense of humor, I have removed the French refrences. I'd just like to clear a couple things up: 1) I live in Canada, and know plenty of French people from Quebec. 2) The French themselves are not a race, so I cannot be racist towards them (which I was accused of on the messageboard) 3) Someone wants to send me a virus. Please go ahead. Not only will it be deleted and quarantine, but the IP address and appropriate information from the e-mail header will be saved and sent to the person's ISP. I have done this before, and I will do it again. Remember kids, virus' are illegal, and you WILL get in trouble. =========================================================================== Table Of Contents [1] Contact Information [2] Webmaster Information [3] Where This FAQ May Be Found [4] Other FAQs Written [5] FAQ Information [6] Author Biography [7] House Party Copyright [8] System Requirements [9] House Party Review [10] Installing The Sims: House Party [11] Neighborhood [11.1] How To Switch and Control Different Neighborhoods [11.2] How To Create Extra Neighborhoods [12] Items [13] New Non-Playable Characters [13.1] Campfire Ghost [13.2] Caterer [13.3] Entertainer [13.4] Mime [13.5] Party Crashers [13.6] Secret Celebrity (the celebrity is.....) [14] Building A Good Party House [15] Preparing Your Sims For A Wild Party [16] How The Game Scores Your Party [17] Keeping You And Your Guests Happy [18] Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) [19] Bugs [20] Maxis Credits =========================================================================== |-------------------------| |-[1] Contact Information-| |-------------------------| Feel free to contact me at the following address: james@tscentral.net OR james (at) tscentral (dot) net E-mail is checked every two days, and a quick response is almost guaranteed. When e-mailing, DO NOT ask for the following: - hacks, cracks, warez, or other illegal materials - any additional information for The Sims: House Party, as everything I know is contained in this FAQ I appreciate the following e-mails: - questions. If I receive enough questions, I will probably add a Frequently Asked Questions section. - bugs and glitches (to be added to [19] Bugs so people know what to look for and how to get around it - information you have that I have missed - corrections to parts of the FAQ - suggestions to make the FAQ better or more informative - site's where this FAQ has been posted but is not listed under heading [3] Where This FAQ May Be Found - compliments - hate mail (legitimite and intelligent hate mail will be responsed to, but unintelligent pieces of garbage, such as *ur fak sux* will be promptly ignored and added to a filter) =========================================================================== |---------------------------| |-[2] Webmaster Information-| |---------------------------| If you wish to post this, or one of my other FAQs on your website, you may do so as long as the following conditions are applied: - the FAQ will remain as is in .txt form - you give me 100% credit - you send me an e-mail informing me the FAQ has been posted and where it has been posted (either a general URL or a direct URL to the FAQ) - you keep the FAQ updated by regularlarly checking GameFAQS =========================================================================== |---------------------------------| |-[3] Where This FAQ May Be Found-| |---------------------------------| This FAQ may be found ONLY at the following websites: Cheat Code Central http://www.cheatcc.com/ GameFAQS http://www.gamefaqs.com/ If you have my FAQ posted on your website with my permission, but your site is not listed here, don't worry; it will next update. =========================================================================== |------------------------| |-[4] Other FAQs Written-| |------------------------| |-------------------|----------|---------------| | GAME | Platform | Date | |-------------------|----------|---------------| |-------------------|----------|---------------| | Nocturne | PC | 24 Feb 2001 | | Unreal Tournament | PC | 24 Feb 2001 | | Serious Sam | PC | 27 Mar 2001 | |-------------------|----------|---------------| NOCTURNE and UNREAL TOURNAMENT are under the name of Droogie, my name I used in the Half-Life add-on, Team Fortress Classic. Both FAQs can be found at Cheat Code Central at http://www.cheatcc.com and GameFAQS at http://www.gamefaqs.com =========================================================================== |---------------------| |-[5] FAQ Information-| |---------------------| Number of Pages : 22 Word Count : 4604 Line Count : 756 Best Font : Courier Best Font Size : 9 =========================================================================== |----------------------| |-[6] Author Biography-| |----------------------| My name is James Paterson and I am a computer networking engineer with a MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) certificate. I own and operate a local computer store that sells a variety of products, such as laptops, white-boxes, pre-built PC's, games, hardware, etc. I enjoy playing a variety games, and recently I have gotten really into: - EverQuest - Onimusha: Warlords (PlayStation2) - Shadow Of Destiny (PlayStation2) - RollerCoaster Tycoon (oldie but a goodie) - Clive Barker's Undying (greatest horror game I've played in a while) - Project I.G.I. (bad reviews, but I find it to be a good game) - Serious Sam - Tribes 2 I also watch a lot of movies, and my favorites at the moment are: - Se7en - American Beauty - Little Shop Of Horrors (1986 movie-musical version, with Rick Moranis) I've also really gotten into the HBO TV series "The Sopranos." I've got season one on DVD and have taped the entire season two (since it hasn't been released on DVD yet) and am in the process of taping season three. It is a great show about a mafia boss in the 2000's who has to put up with his family and his other family, and needs to see a psychiatrist. I recommend fans of GoodFelllas, Scarface, etc. to watch the show. =========================================================================== |---------------------------| |-[7] House Party Copyright-| |---------------------------| © 2001 Electronic Arts Inc. The Sims, EA GAMES, the EA GAMES logo, Maxis, the Maxis logo, and Electronc Arts are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All rights reserved. EA GAMES and Maxis are Electronic Arts brands. This FAQ is not endorsed or supported in any way by Electronic Arts, Maxis, it's staff or affiliates. =========================================================================== |-------------------------| |-[8] System Requirements-| |-------------------------| - Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000 - The Sims installed (Livin' Large not needed, but you will NOT get LL objects, careers, etc. unless it is installed BEFORE installing House Party) - 233MHz Intel Pentium or AMD K6 processor - 32 MB RAM - 4x CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive - 255 MB free hard disk space plus space for saved games (additional space required for Windows swap-file) - High Color (800x600 resolution) capable 2 MB video card with DirectX 7.0 compatible driver - DirectX 7.0 compatible sound card; Keyboard; Mouse =========================================================================== |------------------------| |-[9] House Party Review-| |------------------------| Coming soon... =========================================================================== |---------------------------------------| |-[10] Installing The Sims: House Party-| |---------------------------------------| 1. Start the Windows 95/98/98SE/ME/2000 operating system. 2. Place The Sims: House Party Expansion Pack CD in the CD drive. The Autorun menu appears. NOTE: If the Autorun menu does not automatically appear, click the START button on the Windows Task Bar, then click Run... At the Dialog Box, type D:\start.exe, then click OK. The autorun menu appears. If your CD-ROM drive uses a letter other than "D", please substitue the letter of your CD-ROM drive for "D". 3. Click the Install button to install the expansion pack. NOTE: You may exit the setup program at any time by clicking CANCEL. 4. Read the General Installation Information, then click NEXT. 5. Enter the serial number from the back of your CD-ROM case. Click NEXT to install The Sims House Party. 6. After the installation has finished, you are given the choice to register the product. 7. Choose whether or not you would like to install AOL 6.0. Make your selection to continue. 8. Click FINISH to exit the install wizard. NOTE: After you install House Party, the House Party CD is the only CD you need to insert into your CD drive in order to play The Sims. Even if you install The Sims Livin' Large Expansion Pack, the House Party CD is the CD you use to play the Sims. =========================================================================== |-------------------| |-[11] Neighborhood-| |-------------------| A Neighborhood is where your Sims live. They play, work, and obviously party with other Sims in the same neighborhood. Each neighboor can support up to ten houses on ten lots. =========================================================================== |----------------------------------------------------------| |-[11.1] How To Switch and Control Different Neighborhoods-| |----------------------------------------------------------| With House Party, you have a total of eight neighborhoods at your disposal, for a total of 80 houses! To switch between neighborhoods, use the left and right arrow buttons at the top left of the neighborhood screen. The number in the center displays the neighborhood you are currently in. You can have ten houses, which equals ten families, in one neighborhood. When you create someone in, for example, Neighborhood 1, they are only useable in Neighborhood 1. They cannot be switched to 'hood 2, and they can only interact with other Sims in the same neighborhood. =========================================================================== |------------------------------------------| |-[11.2] How To Create Extra Neighborhoods-| |------------------------------------------| Make sure you have a totally empty neighborhood, with no houses or Sims what-so-ever, otherwise you will make an exact duplicate. Go to your Sims root directory, which is usually, if your hard drive is C:. C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims\. Once there, you will see folders which are labelled "UserData1" through "UserData8"; each number corresponds to it's neighborhood. Your families, pictures, houses, etc. are stored within these folders. Highlight the folder that has an empty family by left-clicking on it. Press CTRL+C to copy the folder. Return to the desktop and press CTRL+V to paste a copy of the folder. Right-click the newly copied folder and click "Rename". Rename the folder to "UserData9" or any such number up to 50. Left-click on the folder once and press CTRL+C again. Return to the \The Sims\ directory and paste the new folder. When you go to the game, you will now have a ninth neighborhood in which to run or ruin the lives of more Sims. =========================================================================== |------------| |-[12] Items-| |------------| There are over 50 new objects in House Party. They are listed here. If I am missing any (which I most likely am, cursed real life), send me an e-mail. I am not going to list any items, because there is already a great Item Guide available at GameFAQs, written by PS2pcGAMER, and it is quite an excellent piece of work. It's available here: http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/game/30989.html =========================================================================== |----------------------------------| |-[13] New Non-Playable Characters-| |----------------------------------| There are six new NPC's that I have encountered so far. There may be more; there may not. If I see any other then the ones listed here, I will add them to the FAQ. =========================================================================== |-----------------------| |-[13.1] Campfire Ghost-| |-----------------------| When you have a group of Sims gathered around a fire, order a Sim with a Charisma rating of six or higher to "Tell A Story". When a story is being told, there is a 1 in 10 chance the Ghost will appear and haunt your Sims. The haunting lasts until the fire burns out. =========================================================================== |----------------| |-[13.2] Caterer-| |----------------| The Caterer is the main item at your party. He will fill your Punch Bowls and Buffet Tables, and re-fill them when they get low. Although you can direct your Sims to perform aformentioned tasks, the Caterer does a better job, and you may forget to tell your Sim to re-fill due to the fun you're having. The Caterer will work until 11:00pm, then he will empty the punch bowls and buffet tables, and leave so he can get his "beauty sleep" The downsides to the Caterer is he costs ß350 for the day, and when he's not busy cleaning or filling, he will talk to your guests, and most guests will lose relationship points with the host or hostess of the party, as he has really bad social skills. He will occasionally go to your Costume Trunk (if you have it and it's opened), look at the clothes, and make a rude remark. If he is no longer needed before 11:00, you can "Dismiss" him, and being the gentlement that he is, he will clean up before he leaves. Oh I almost forgot. If he's mingling with your guests, direct one of your Sims to perform the action "Back To Work". =========================================================================== |--------------------| |-[13.3] Entertainer-| |--------------------| The Entertainer pops out of the Fancy Feet Cake Treat, and is either Male or Female, depending on which you choose. They will do a little dance for you, while the entire party watches. When the dance is over, the Entertainer will stick around and party for a while. Sometimes, she may even grab a Sim, fling him backwards, and kiss him, giving him her number as well. If another Sim is in the same room and has a heart for the relationship, they will not take that kindly and either slap the Entertainer, the kissed Sim, or both. =========================================================================== |-------------| |-[13.4] Mime-| |-------------| NOTE: Shame the bastard couldn't suffocate in his invisible box. That would REALLY liven the party. When your party is doing bad, the Mime will show up. He will mingle with your guests, perform stupid mime tricks, and steal things. The first two, even though your party is bad to have attracted him, have a positive effect, and will slowly raise the party mood. If you ask him to leave, he won't. The guests need to be entertained before he will leave. =========================================================================== |-----------------------| |-[13.5] Party Crashers-| |-----------------------| When your party is doing good, you may have a Party Crasher show up. The crasher is either male or female, and the female crasher looks like a frickin' goth zombie. Anywho, the party crashers add to your overall mood. They will participate in the campfire, bubble blowing, dancing, etc., and most group activites. If the party starts sinking while the crasher is there, they may break things, such as a dishwasher, your DJ table, TV, etc. You can ask the crasher to leave whenever you like, but expect a nasty remark about it. =========================================================================== |-------------------------------------------------| |-[13.6] Secret Celebrity (the celebrity is.....)-| |-------------------------------------------------| When your party is doing exceptional, a black stretch limosine will show up outside your door. Who is this secret celebrity? Here's a few hints for you: a) he's fat (not really fat, but he ain't skinny) b) wears dorky black glasses c) has two TV shows (a comedy and hosts a comedy improvisation show) d) has friends named Kate, Lewis, and Oswald e) hate's his boss' secretary (who dress wild and wears inhuman amounts of makeup) Any idea yet? No?! Where have you been living??? Drum roll please.... (da da na num) Thank you. Mr. Drew Carey! That's right folks! Old Drew himself will show up at your door when your party is the talk of the town. He will stand outside your door for one hour, while all your Sims flock to him with pictures of Drew in their thought bubbles. If your party continues to escalate for one hour Sim-time, Drew will phone up his agent and tell him to take off, as he has a night of wild partying to do. Drew will come to your house, dance, eat, and do all other group activities. He will stay for a maximum of four hours, and for most of that time, your Sims are thinking nothing but Drew. After he leaves, they are STILL thinking about him. When Drew shows up, you know you can throw a good bash. =========================================================================== |----------------------------------| |-[14] Building A Good Party House-| |----------------------------------| I won't go into too much detail here. Build a house like you would in The Sims or Livin' Large, but for House Party, take care when designing the party area. Make sure your guests have access to other forms of entertainment, such as a pool table or television, preferably within the same room. Create a kitchen with dining tables and chairs, and be sure to have one or two Buffet Tables (more depending on how many people you want) and a punch bowl or two. Make sure there is plenty of bathrooms, as your guest Sims may not like each other enough to use the bathroom while someone else is in it. Without the proper bathroom set up, your party can go sour fast. Build two tile bathrooms, with nothing but a toilet, and designate these as bathrooms with the two new doors, Men and Women. Your Sims will obey the door signs, and will not enter a bathroom of the opposite sex. Make sure all these rooms are connected together somehow, so your Sims have less travel time, which keeps them happier, and possibly keep the party running later. NOTE: If your party goes past 11:00pm (same time when the Caterer leaves), the police will show up at your door explaining that neighbors have complained about the noise (doubtful since they're probably at your house right now). If more then five people (not including the resident sims) are still in the house when 12:00am rolls around, the cop will show up again and fine you. Here is a checklist of items you should have for the ultimate party, with the amount of that item in brackets: - DJ Turntable (1) - Dance Floor (5-10) - Buffet Table (2+) - Punch Bowl (2+) - Go-Go Cage (2+) - Club Code Thrill Light (4+) - Pool Table (1) - TV (1) - Furniture, such as couches, for the Comfort rating (5+) - Dining Table (2+) - Toilet (6+) - Hot Tub (1) - Pool (1) =========================================================================== |-------------------------------------------| |-[15] Preparing Your Sims For A Wild Party-| |-------------------------------------------| Here is a checklist of things you should do with your Sim(s) leading up to the party. This will ensure their in the best of moods: 8:00am to 9:00am - The Sim with the highest cooking skill should "Serve Breakfast" 9:00am to 10:00am - Have your Sims partake in a Fun Group activity (TV, Pool, Hot Tub, etc.) 10:00am to 11:00am - Send Sims to improve the Hygiene and Bladded motives 11:00am to 12:00am - Nap (either on bed or couch for four hours) 4:00pm - 5:00pm - Wake up your Sims just before 5:00, and take care of any motives that are less then half, then call the Caterer. 5:00pm - Use the phone and select the option "Throw Party". Five random guests from the neighborhood will show. Although some may ring the doorbell, don't greet them; they will walk in within the hour. 6:00pm - Make sure your first set of guests are eating (if not, grab something to eat, as they almost always follow the hosts' actions) 7:00pm - Use the phone and select the option "Throw Party". Five new random guests will come. After each hour, choose the same option, as new Sims are brought when the hour passes. 8:00pm - Purchase a Fancy Feet Cake Treat and hire an Entertainer. 8:30pm - Look for unhappy guests and dismiss them, as they drag down the party score. 10:00pm - Start asking your guests to leave, so the house will be quiet before the cop arrives. Unless, of course, you don't care about the fine, in which case let your guests stay. 11:00pm - Caterer will approach the Sim who phoned him and will tell him he is ready to leave. After 11:00pm - Your house is a mess. Phone the Maid (if you don't already have one), use the bathroom, take care of any other red motives, then go to bed, dreaming of your next party. =========================================================================== |-------------------------------------| |-[16] How The Game Scores Your Party-| |-------------------------------------| As soon as your house has five Sims (not including the resident Sims) and a Caterer, the game engine activates a toggle that tells it a party is underway and to begin keeping score. The game bases your party mood on the overall mood of all the guests in the house, including the resident guests. HINT: Buy the Moosehead and place it in the party room. The position of the antlers gives you a rough idea of how the party is. The higher the antlers, the better the mood. When 90 minutes game time have passed, the engine decides whether or not to send the Mime to your house. If your party score is 20 or less (there is no in-game way to determine the numerical value of your party) the game will send the Mime. As soon as your party is above 20, the game will tell the Mime to leave. When 120 minutes game time have passed, the engine decides whether a party crasher will make an appearance. If your score is 40 or higher, a crasher may show (sex of crasher is random). You can boot a crasher from the party by asking him/her to leave, and they will, but not without making a nasty remark to you first. If your score drops below 40, the crasher will leave on his own. When a party is going on, the game will drop the Fun factor of each sim by two points every five minutes, in addition to the regular drop. When there is less then five Sims in the house, the game says to itself "Okay, the party is over, so I'll stop tracking." and your score is no longer counted. The game refreshes your score every 20 game minutes, which is how it tells whether to send an NPC or not. The game adds two mood points per guest, so the more sims you have, the harder it is to keep your party score going up, as one unhappy sim can seriously deter the party score. However, having more guests who are happy increases your party score. =========================================================================== |----------------------------------------| |-[17] Keeping You And Your Guests Happy-| |----------------------------------------| This is a no brainer. Use the motives of your Sims to determine the needs of the guests. If one of your Sims is hungry, then there's a good chance some or all of the guests are. Getting low on Comfort? Sit down, watch TV and invite someone to join you, as they are getting tired too. Need some fun? Play pool, go in the hot tub, and invite the guests to join, because they most likely need some fun too. =========================================================================== |---------------------------------| |-[18] Frequently Asked Questions-| |---------------------------------| Q: I call the Caterer, but he stands outside my house, doing nothing, and I can't dismiss him. What's wrong? A: You do not have a Buffet Table or a Punch Bowl, or you have them, but they are positioned so that no one can access them. Flip the items around and wait one Sim-hour. The reason you can't dismiss him is because he's not activated yet, since he has nothing to work on. Your Sim will have the option to "Dismiss", but as soon as you select it, it disappears from your action queue. This is also a bug, which you can find below. =========================================================================== |-----------| |-[19] Bugs-| |-----------| Report bugs to: james@tscentral.net A) Caterer won't work, and just stands outside. Please read the FAQ above for the common solution. However, this is also a bug, and if the solution presented in the FAQ section doesn't work, you have to exit to the neighborhood screen (without saving), then reload your house. =========================================================================== |--------------------| |-[20] Maxis Credits-| |--------------------| Game Designer: Will Wright Producer: Kana Ryan Art Director: Charles London Simulation Engineer: Jamie Doornbos Graphics Engineer: Eric Bowman Development Directors: Jeff Charvat, Jim Mackraz Engineers: Patrick Barrett, Don Hopkins, David Oester, Trevor Perrin, Alex Zvenigorodsky Audio System Engineer: Paul Wilkinson Lead Animator: Eric Hedman Artists: Jami Becker, Eric Chin, Bob King, B.J. West Additional Artists: Margaret Foly-Mauvais, Dan Goldman, Stefan Gustafsson, Minds Eye Media, New Pencil Inc, Ocean Quigley Designers: Claire Curtin, Roxy Wolosenko, Luc Barthlet Associate Producers: Chris Trottier, Tim LeTourneau Assistant Producers: Melissa Bachman-Wood, Chris Baena, Sean Baity Product Analyst: Michael Lawson Audio Directory: Jerry Martin Sound Designers: Kent Jolly, Robi Kauker Original Music Compositions: (C) Electronic Arts Music Publishing Inc. (ASCAP) except "Neighborhood1", "Neighborhood2", "Latin4", "Buy2", "Buy4", "Build4", "Jazz4", "Jazz5", (C) 2000 Road Wing Music, Inc. (BMI) (P) 2000 Electronic Arts Inc. Composers: Jerry Martin, Marc Russo Associate Composers: Kirk Casey, Kent Jolly, Rebo Kauker, Jonathan Mitchell Singers: Frank Biner, Marchino Brazil, Sandy Cressman, Molly Mastick, Laurice McCoy-Ozjuwah, Dan Mendoza, Dave Meniketti, Glenn Walters Musicians: Celso Alberti, Darol Anger, Marchino Brazil, Dix Bruce, Steph Burns, John R. Burr, Kirk Casey, Myron Dove, Mary Fettig, Art Hirahar, Dan Joseph, Jerry Kuderna, David Lauser, Glenn Letsch, Gary Lillard, Jerry Martin, Kenneth Nash, Jim Nunally, Eddie Ramirez, Marc Russo, Avram Siegel, Steve Smith Drum Loops Courtesy Of: Spectrasonic's "Burning Grooves", Ilio Entertainment's "Eurotech" Music Mix Engineers: Francois Lafleur, Ken Marshall, Jerry Martin, Marc Russo Vox Producer: Claire Curtin Voice Talent: Gerri Lawlor, Stephen Kearin, Sean O'Connor Additional Voice Talent: Laurel McCarl Kapros, Paul Rausmussen, Melissa Roberts, Elizabeth Knudsen Sibley Lead Tester: Jamil Dawsari Assistant Lead Testers: Gabe Gils Carbo, Etienne Grunenwald Testers: Andrew Blomquist, Syruss Flyte, Justin Holst, Matt Lewis, Jason Morales, Shaun Morton, Ed O'Tey, Chad Schnittjer, Peter Trice, Kinh Williamson, Duane Gundrum, Aaron Bennion, Colin Clarke, Daniel Hiatt, Terry McElroy, Scott Parker, Robb Reck Compatibility and Technology Lab: Michale Jung, Dave Koerner, Jay Miller Customer Quality Control Lead: Micah Pritchard Customer Quality Control: Tony Alexander, Benjamin Crick, Jacob Fernandez, Darryl Jenkins, Dave Knudson, Andrew Young Online Designer: Michael Perry Online Producers: Darren Futa, Marti Hllguin Online Engineers: Louis Ewens, Feng Qiu Web Site Developers: Red Hill Studios Localization Manager: Knut Grossman Localization Testers: Alvaro Corral, Natasja Hagemeier, Giulio Marchionni, Gregory Touilliez, Dirk Vojtilo Product Manager: Steve Perkins Public Relations: Patrick Buechner Manual: Tom Bentley Manual Layout: Golden VizComm Package Design: Soo Hoo Design Administrative Support: Wende Gautheir Consulting Producers: Danny Bilson, Paul DeMeo General Manager: Luc Barthelet Executives in Charge of Production: Lucy Bradshaw, Rob Martyn Special Thanks To: Karen Ahn, Christopher Alexander, Jeff Braun, Dan Brazelton, Colin Boswell, Michael Bremer, Daniela Castillo, Jenna Chalmers, Max Chandler, Colin Cherot, Ede Clarke, Mike Cox, Mayor Theresa Denton, Kelly Farrell, Michael Gauthier, Jim Gasperini, Frank Gibeau, Bing Gordon, Suzie Greene, Trish Halamandarais, Kristi Hein, Michelle Hinch, Phile Hinkle, Kevin Hogan, Creighton Hurt, Hitoshi Ikeda, Joell Jones, Forrest Junod, Joe Keene, Eric Kornblum, Mile Larson, Stephanie Lonon, Frank Le Quay, Cisco Lopez-Fresquet, Jenny Martin, Eddris Malikyar, Rob Matthews, Don Mattrick, Justin McCormick, Christine McGavran, Sid Meier, Terra Morais, Josh Rose, Colleen Schuman, Ihssan Sekandari, David Shiner, Eric Todd, Don Walters, Ilona Webb, Andrea Weber, Cassidy Wright, Charlotte Yates, Massimo, Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society, Inc, Everyone at Electronic Arts and Maxis Dedicated to the memory of Dani Berry. =========================================================================== Fin