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My Sims won't do anything

Teddybear2008 asks:
Added Aug 11th 2008, ID #126669

My Sims won't do anything

My Sims 2 FreeWill is "on" but my Sims all just stand around. They're not stuck or anything, they just won't do anything unless I tell them to do something. Even if they're hungry, they'll still just stand there instead of going to get something to eat.
Like I said, the Free Will option is "on" and I tried turning it off and than on again so it's not that.
Does anyone know how to make my Sims act more independently?

Comment:(Aug 15 2008) What happened to my other comment?

I said, I downloaded a fireplace that was causing this to happen. When I deleted the fireplace, my sims started to move around independently again.

Comment:(Aug 15 2008) Thanks for your advice, I appreciate it.


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heathsgirl77 answered:
Added 13th Aug 2008, ID #276057

This happens to me ALOT; I know how you feel. What I do, is look at what they Need. When they're hungry and they just stand there, I check to see if there is something blocking there path; if so I move it, if not then they have too many other Needs. Like, they could really have to use the bathroom, or need a shower; sometimes Fun can stop them from eating. It really all depends on what they're thinking at the time. Also, when they just stand there, they're usually waving at you for you to TELL them to do something, and I know you're telling them to eat, but maybe they want to do something else first. Yes, I know this can be frustrating, but, remember, they're just like babies; they need ALOT of attention. Keep trying!! Smile

Rangerman answered:
Added 13th Aug 2008, ID #276092

Yes, get up the cheat window and enable the cheats. Then hold the shift button and click on a person. You should see a bunch of options to do. Keep going through them until you reach a bubble that says something about not controlling this sim. Your sim will do the stuff without you doing anything.
Warning: By doing this your sim will do stuff he/she only wants to do or some other events. Your sim may go hungry and almost starve themselves or go crazy. You can switch back to controlling this sim by pressing the same bubble.


crazzy820010 answered:
Added 4th Dec 2010, ID #370482

to get Sims2 0r 3 games to work on vista or windows 7 you have to change the windows compatibility visual theme. To change windows theme right click on the game icon and that you want play and click properties and then click compatibility by clicking the tab, choose disable visual themes and mabey desk top compassion. u might have to make your setting ass administrator of the computer

Guest answered:
Added 4th Jan 2012, ID #470276

My sims wont move from one room?! They keep saying that there is something in their way but I deleted everything in the room!!!!

Guest answered:
Added 25th Mar 2016, ID #678067

Hello my sim on sims 2 wont do anything even when I tell him to it was playing fine and then stopped he still moves him body but won't do any comands or anything else need help


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