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12th May 2011, 8:45 AM
On this day in 2004, modthesims2.com was registered as a domain, marking today the 7th birthday of the site. Obviously there wasn't an actual website on that day, but one followed very soon after, built on the e107 CMS platform and running on a shared 10$ hosting account.

In the early days most of the discussions where about figuring out the file formats, and seeing just how the game was made up. I quickly found that as the popularity of the site took off, that within a few months with the release of TS2 we had almost 1000 people online at a time. The only problem was that the front page took 10 mins to load (I'm not kidding!). I'm suprised people still kept visiting, but they did. It was at this point that I started to hack around with the underlying PHP code and try to speed things up, but ultimately, in October 2004, I decided to move to the vBulletin system, which has since been heavily modified and rewritten to support the custom features we have here on MTS.

We've seen a lot of changes over the years - the splitting off of the adult content, and of the discussion forums (and subsequent re-integration), and many new features such as a new look download page, re-organised download categories, and a new download browser, not to mention the upload wizard, and, more recently, the introduction of jQuery and a more Web 2.0 feel to the site with the introduction of more AJAX features, jQuery UI and Themeroller.

It's been a long road, and it certainly doesn't feel like 7 years, but I guess time flies - I'm pretty much the only staff member who has been here since the beginning, but I'd like to thank all of the old and current staff members, and creators, and you the members, for helping to make this site one of the best there is!

With the Sims 3 still going strong, who knows what the future will hold, but rest assured this site will be around for a long time to come! :bunny: :beer:

12th May 2011, 8:49 AM
Great Work Delphy! :gjob:

12th May 2011, 9:11 AM
There should probably be cake and ice cream. And strippers.

12th May 2011, 9:56 AM
Happy Birthday MTS!

There should probably be cake and ice cream. And strippers.


12th May 2011, 10:10 AM
*hands everyone a slice of non-lying cake*

Happy birthday MTS! Wow, can't believe it's 7 years old!

12th May 2011, 10:15 AM
Happy birthday MTS! I hope I'm still here when/if this site has its 10th birthday.

12th May 2011, 10:26 AM
Not absolutely sure, but I probably am the oldest member on MTS....Maybe its a shame to be sooo old and to be addicted to the Sims ...and,of course, to MTS, because both are inseparable. I was one of the early members and have tons of sweet memories from great creations which popped up with the morning coffee.And...from great tutorials.AND: from so many great creators !

Honestly I can say that MTS, to a certain extent, has changed my life... Well, "7" is a magical number, perfect for a very special birthday. Will add some champagne to Hysterical's cake and icecream.

H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y !

12th May 2011, 11:05 AM
I've been here nearly since the beginning (spring of '05), and I can remember when all the new meshes required a "Testers Wanted" in the title, and the main downloads page was just a box with the latest threads, much like the one at the top of the community forums. What a long way we've come since then!

Happy birthday, MTS, and thank you Delphy, for creating and maintaining one of the best sites on the web! :beer:

12th May 2011, 11:30 AM
It's growing up so fast :( Thank you for providing such a wonderful site, you guys are all great people :lovestruc

12th May 2011, 12:02 PM
Happy B-day MTS :)

Deluxe Designs
12th May 2011, 12:28 PM
Ooh happy birthday! :D Thank you for maintaining such an amazing and resourceful site :)

12th May 2011, 12:31 PM
Happy Birthday MTS! :)

12th May 2011, 12:32 PM
Amazing, Happy Birthday, with many more to come! :)

12th May 2011, 12:42 PM
Happy Birthday and thank you for making the Sims world a better place.

12th May 2011, 1:43 PM
Happy Birthday MTS! :)
On a side note, apparently it was 4 years ago today that I joined this site as well. Freaky coincidence... :blink:

12th May 2011, 2:12 PM
Happy birthday MTS! Hip hip, hazzah!

12th May 2011, 2:37 PM
Happy Birthday MTS :)

12th May 2011, 2:54 PM
Happy Birthday MTS, once more :luff:

12th May 2011, 3:26 PM
Happy Birthday, MTS ! Joyeux anniversaire !

Thankyou for this wonderful site, for this wonderful work. Big thanks to all the creators, too. You give us happiness everyday.

12th May 2011, 3:48 PM
Happy Birthday! Don't know what I would do without the site because, as Mehrlicht said, in my mind the Sims and MTS have become inseparable. Love it, y'all do a great job!

12th May 2011, 4:06 PM
Happy Birthday and thank you for creating this amazing website-community! I don't even know what I would do without MTS after I bought The Sims 2, being a clueless newbie in the Sims world :)

Inge Jones
12th May 2011, 4:12 PM
Many Happy Returns of the site :D

12th May 2011, 4:59 PM
Happy Birthday MTS !!


12th May 2011, 5:41 PM
Happy Birthday MTS!!


12th May 2011, 6:10 PM
Happy Birthday, MTS 2 & 3, and many, many more to come! :beer:

12th May 2011, 6:14 PM
Thanks for hanging in there, even when it got tough sometimes. :)

(Just noticed my own join date - I've been around here longer than I thought!)

12th May 2011, 7:30 PM
Indeed a very Happy Birthday to MTS :) and many more to come!

Im glad to be a member (5years) of such a well run Sims site.

12th May 2011, 7:39 PM
Delphy, thank you for keeping the site running. Thanks to the creators who generously share their work. And a special thanks to the people who make this site amazing and don't rack up download counts: all of the FAQ and tutorial writers, the finders in WCIF and the helpers in Game Help. Thank you for keeping me addicted to a giant time si....err, making my game fabulous.

Happy MTS Birthday to you all.

12th May 2011, 7:48 PM
Aw Happy Birthday MTS :lol:

12th May 2011, 8:28 PM
happy Birthday !!! *passes around a bottle of vodka *...

12th May 2011, 8:34 PM
YAY Happy Birthday indeed!! I've learned everything about TS2 and TS3 through MTS with the amazingly wide range of resources available for everyone. I've been browsing the site ever since from the early times, when I would just download all the cool stuff. Later when TS3 came out, I would start creating cool stuff in return! And now I'm part of the staff with all these totally awesome people, it's been a blast so far, and it always continues to be! :)

12th May 2011, 8:50 PM
Happy Birthday MTS! And :gjob: Delphy :) :up: :up: :up:

12th May 2011, 8:55 PM
Happy Birthday, MTS. Don't worry about your age. Websites don't get wrinkles or gray hair. :)

12th May 2011, 9:20 PM
Happy Birthday, MTS! :)

12th May 2011, 9:31 PM
Happy Birthday, MTS!! :beer:

12th May 2011, 9:31 PM
Happy BIrfday MTS!

12th May 2011, 9:38 PM
I can't believe we get that old !
I just want to hold you !


12th May 2011, 9:51 PM
Belated happy birthday to an excellent site. Thanks Delphy and all the admins/mods/hangers on.

Ghost sdoj
12th May 2011, 11:13 PM
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And thank you Delphy for making it such a wonderful place to be that it's still growing after 7 years!

12th May 2011, 11:20 PM
Happy birthday to Modthesims!!! My favorite site <3

12th May 2011, 11:22 PM
Cool! I ended up joining on MTS2's birthday! :D
Guess I'm your birthday present...

Just kidding. ;)

I've been using this wonderful site for many years (until my email adress poofed, along with my account info) and I'm glad that you guys still hold such high standards while also being so much fun!
Stay beautiful and stay free, MTS!

12th May 2011, 11:41 PM
Happy Birthday MTS, you wonderful wonderful place!

13th May 2011, 12:56 AM
*puts on a birthday had* weee xx

13th May 2011, 1:09 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! thanks to all the staff and lovely people for making the site so good for so long. :)

13th May 2011, 1:34 AM
I can't believe we get that old !
I just want to hold you !


AAaaaaaAaAaAAagggggggGGghHHHHhhhhh! Pixel! Your smiley face is so SCARY! and flat 2 D!!!!!! :P

13th May 2011, 2:46 AM
lol porkypine ... so silly ... lol ... anyway ... i got a present to create ...
* gets a bow for the box *

13th May 2011, 4:59 AM
:beer: Happy! Happy Birthday To MTS :Pint: Ok everyone let party like it's 2020.
Roll call say it LOUD Party over here Party over there. May I have this dance :luff:

:alarm: Watch out everyone here come the party stopper "Mrs. Crumplebottom" run for the exit. Let take this Party over Delphy house. :blink: Happy Birthday MTS

13th May 2011, 9:02 AM
AAaaaaaAaAaAAagggggggGGghHHHHhhhhh! Pixel! Your smiley face is so SCARY! and flat 2 D!!!!!! :P

Ol' chump like me ARE scary AND flat 2 D (I even scare myself sometimes!) :giggler:

13th May 2011, 9:38 AM
Awww, it makes me feel sentimental ... and old :blink:

Happy Birthday, MTS! :beer:

Melba 1496
13th May 2011, 11:51 AM
Thank you, Delphy. I truly believe The Sims would not be the popular game it is without you, this site, and all the talented, generous creators. So, thank you again. And Happy Birthday!

13th May 2011, 12:42 PM
Happy birthday MTS! :king:

13th May 2011, 1:24 PM
And many happy returns! And thank you MTS for being a treasure trove of great downloads, great tutorials and great members. Definitely the best Sims site of them all, and the world would be a poorer place without it!

13th May 2011, 3:06 PM
Happy Birfday!!!!

13th May 2011, 3:17 PM
Happy Birthday MTS! :D
Great job Delphy! You're awesome!

Simple Star
13th May 2011, 4:35 PM
Happy Birthday, MTS! =D


13th May 2011, 6:50 PM
Late to the party again but, I bring *Sausages!!!!*
Happy Birthday MTS for yesterday!!

13th May 2011, 8:01 PM
Yay Delphy! Happy birthday everyone.

13th May 2011, 8:54 PM
Happy b-day MTS I can't believe it's been 7 years already. :)

13th May 2011, 9:49 PM
Congrats MTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

13th May 2011, 10:13 PM
Happy birthday, MTS! I just took a look at my join date, and... I'm shocked. When did we all get so much older? :lol:

14th May 2011, 2:54 AM
This is the best sims site ever!! :king: Keep it up!! :gjob:
~LOVE~ :lovestruc

14th May 2011, 2:56 AM
A very happy b-day to my favorite Sims site :)

14th May 2011, 5:49 AM
Well i am just happy to be here on modthesims it's an amazing website.

14th May 2011, 7:36 AM
Happy B-Day to all, and after all this time it's nice to see either very known and "old" members and new ones. MTS is the first home for lot of us, and even if we all go then we come back. Cheers!

14th May 2011, 7:30 PM
Happy Birthday to you MTS. This was my pick as a new comer (about 6 months ago) to The Sims 2 for being the best most proffessional and has more to offer and higher standards that any other site I've researched. It' really piqued my creativity juices.

Happy Birthday and wishes for many more to come.happy

15th May 2011, 5:56 AM
Happy Birthday MTS :D. I wish I had known about the modding community when I played the sims 2 and had gotten in on the action back then. Love you guys <3

15th May 2011, 2:55 PM
:lovestruc Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! You look like a Monkey Installer Package File..... Aaaannndddd...! You smell like one to! :D :lol:

15th May 2011, 7:31 PM
Wow! SEVEN YEARS!!! Time certainly does fly!

Thank you, Delphy! Happy Birthday, MTS!!!

Please know that we all recognize your tireless and brilliant work!
:beer: :luff: :D

15th May 2011, 9:30 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the greatest site on Earth! :D

16th May 2011, 12:26 AM
Yay!!!!!!!!!! Hurra Hurra! Happyy birthday!!! ^-^

16th May 2011, 9:55 AM
Amazing success Delphy ! That's so great to know it and I feel really happy for you and for being a member of the site.

Happy Bday and my best wishes for the fun to keep on in the coming years :)

16th May 2011, 10:27 AM
Happy 7th Birthday MTS!
I wish you all the best for the next years :)

Keep up the the great work :gjob:
I don't want to imagine how lame my game would be without this fantastic site :)

16th May 2011, 10:01 PM

16th May 2011, 11:09 PM
This is the best CC site for The Sims!

I hope it has many more great birthdays!

19th May 2011, 1:13 PM
Happy Birthday MTS.
There are many years to come for sure. Who know what the future holds for this little big website?

4th Jun 2011, 2:25 PM
I'm tardy to the party, but I figured I should pop in and say Happy Birthday to MTS! I'm proud to say that I am a member of this site, and I look forward to celebrating many more years with it. Here's to MTS!

27th Jul 2011, 2:19 PM
Happy Birthday MTS, i'm really glad i found you and when i have kids of my own, they will play sims and they will be here on MTS as well. XD

24th Sep 2011, 9:11 PM
Happy Birthday mts! :)