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Old 22nd Nov 2020, 8:40 PM DefaultAnyone else collect The Sims 1 boxes? #1
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Context: I had the expansions from Hot Date to Makin' Magic when I was younger, but didn't take good care of the boxes and a lot of the CDs were lent to ''friends'' who never returned them. The only thing I have left from back then are the Makin' Magic CDs, the manual for Hot Date and Vacation, and Double Deluxe (which is in the pic); Double Deluxe is different from the rest because it was the last pack I bought back in 2008. Since it's in a DVD box, it's way easier to preserve it.

Now I decided to collect them because I love their look and think they make for some really cool decoration/conversation starters. I'm surprised I even found some of them, 'cause honestly the material they're made of is not the best

Obviously it's not complete yet but it's a long term thing. I assume the first game will be very hard to find so it'll probably be the last one I get.

bonus: you can see my Kate Bush - Hounds of Love 1985 LP on the right, but it's a bit dark to see it clearly.
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Old 22nd Nov 2020, 8:43 PM #2
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I've still got the CDs for all the EPs I bought at a thrift shop in 2004. The Double Deluxe I bought at Best Buy way back in 2005. I refuse to sell them since they're nostalgia for me.

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I've still got the CDs for all the EPs I bought at a thrift shop in 2004. The Double Deluxe I bought at Best Buy way back in 2005. I refuse to sell them since they're nostalgia for me.

Nice. It's interesting to think what years people bought TS1 and its EPs. 2005 was when I started buying EPs, the first one being Hot Date. The Sims 2 was already out, of course, but everybody I knew was still playing TS1 well into 2006/07. I guess it's what happens when you live in a small town located in a country with terrible internet.
Old 22nd Nov 2020, 10:13 PM #4
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I have all of the discs and inserts, but I threw away all of the boxes except for Makin' Magic. I do have The Sims Complete in its original box, though.
Does anyone remember the Sims 2 Preview on the Makin' Magic disc? You can download it here- unzip and run loader.exe.
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I have all of the discs and inserts, but I threw away all of the boxes except for Makin' Magic. I do have The Sims Complete in its original box, though.
Does anyone remember the Sims 2 Preview on the Makin' Magic disc? You can download it here- unzip and run loader.exe.

I think it's pretty much impossible to find an original The Sims Complete box here. The Makin' Magic box is my favorite one, it's so cool. Ironically, along with the original game, Makin' Magic is the one I'm having the most trouble finding.

I don't know what other countries were like, but here the later editions of the TS1 EPs straight up came with packaging that featured TS2 sims (pictures are not mine).

Also, thanks for the link! Very interesting.
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Old 23rd Nov 2020, 12:28 AM #6
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I have the Sims Complete on Mac too- in 2006 I had a Macbook, that was a PowerPC so I think the Sims was an Aspyr port. I have the disc somewhere! My Complete discs for PC were purchased second hand, nice condition too! I've installed it on about four different PCs and laptops that I have, I still love Sims original!
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