Clicking the button labeled "Create A Sim" will expand a tab which has the "Create a Sim" and "Make a Child" icons."Make a Child" will be grayed out unless the family contains an adult male and adult female.The Sims 2 builds on its predecessor by allowing Sims to age through six stages of life and incorporating a 3D graphics engine.
Teen Sims will become young adults once they are moved to a University, and will be adults once they leave campus, regardless of the reason.
In The Sims 2, Create a Family is entered by clicking the "Families" button in the lower left-hand corner of the neighborhood view, then clicking the large "Create New Family" button.
Veronaville's characters are based on Shakespearean characters.
The Sims 2 was released on September 14, 2004 for Microsoft Windows. Eight expansion packs and nine stuff packs were subsequently released.
Various other expansion packs introduce supernatural characters which Sims can be turned into, such as Zombies, Vampires, Werewolves, Plantsims, and Witches.