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The Sims 2: Open for Business

  • Released on Sep 4, 2006
  • By Maxis for PC, Mac

[edit] Background

Now your Sims can create their own businesses. They can design their own clothing boutique, beauty salon, florist, high-end electronics shop, bustling restaurant chain, or virtually any other type of business. Hire your staff as the business grows and put talented Sims to work making toys, running the register, crafting floral bouquets, giving sales pitches, or manufacturing robots. But watch out for slacker employees and be prepared to fire them on the spot. From clever tinkerer to master craftsman, develop your Sim's talents to best suit your business needs. Will they build a thriving business empire or become eccentric entrepreneurs designing the next big thing?

[edit] Features

  • Create Thriving Businesses:Open up shops selling just about anything from clothing, electronics, and toys to flowers, baked goods, robots and more. Customize any business to your choosing by tailoring the store theme, layout and prices. Hire employees with high sales skills and employ independent managers to run things while your Sim is away. Watch as your business grows from a mom and pop shop into a booming empire.
  • Be The Boss: Train employees, promote the best, and fire the rest. Cater to different customers including browsers and loyal shoppers. Dress your Sims in outrageous mascot outfits that resemble Knights, Ninjas, Gorillas, and more. Promote your best employees, but beware of slacker workers and be prepared to lay them off without hesitation!
  • Learn The Tricks Of The Trade: Customer is king. Develop your Sims' sales skills and determine if your employees should use a hard sell or drop the price to close the deal. Win the Best-of-the-Best Award to establish your Sim's business rep. Will your Sim's business make more money selling low quality products at basement rates or luxurious goods at scale-tipping prices?
  • Turn Talents Into Cash: Arrange flowers, make toys, and create robots to catch thieves at home or clean up the shop. Develop master-skilled Sims to make the most prized and expensive goods. Settle for an entry-level crafter and churn out pet bricks or faulty toy robots. Just bring home the bacon any way you can!
  • More Than 125 New Items: Stock up on essentials for your Sims' business, including display cases, a beauty salon chair, a toy workbench, a floral station, cash registers, and more. Complete your shop atmosphere with awnings and elevators for easy store navigation, or matching uniforms for all employees. With all the new items, there will never be another dull day building a business!

[edit] Hardware Requirements

  • Windows Vista, XP, ME, 98, or 2000 operating system.
  • 1000 MHz (1 GHz) or faster processor.
  • 256 MB or more RAM.
  • At least 1.5 GB of additional hard drive space.
  • Supported T&L-capable video card with at least 32 MB of video RAM.
    Supported Video Cards:
  • ATI Radeon series 8500 or better (7x00 models no longer supported), All-In-Wonder 8500, 9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800, X300, X600, X700, X800, and X850.
  • NVIDIA GeForce 2, 2 GTS, 3, 3 Ti, 4, 4 Ti, 4200, 4600, and 4800.
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX 420, 440, and 460.
  • NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, 55500, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, and 5950.
  • NVIDIA GeForce PCX 5300, and 5900.
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6200, 6600, and 6800.
  • NVIDIA Quadro, Quadro2, and Quadro4.
  • Intel Extreme Graphics 82865, 82915, and higher.
    NOTE: If you have a non-T&L capable video card, such as Intel Extreme Graphics, then you need at least a 2.4 GHz processor.
    The Sims 2 Open for Business is an Expansion Pack and requires The Sims 2, The Sims 2 Special DVD Edition, or The Sims 2 Holiday Edition for PC to play. Check to make sure you can run The Sims 2.
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    Release Dates
    • North America:
      • Sep 4, 2006 (Mac)
      • Feb 28, 2006 (PC)
    • Europe: Mar 3, 2006
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