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11 things everyone who was addicted to The Sims knows to be true

*removes pool ladders while Sim is in the pool*

SIMS FEVER GRIPPED the children of Ireland in the mid-2000s and there was nothing any parent could do about it.

If you were one of the crowd of addicted Sim-players, you did all of these things.

This is the best music in the world

Source: Bob Saget/YouTube

Sims 1 music > everything on the charts right now.

Cheating is encouraged

B8rwKUvIYAAQoNu Source: Twitter/@SimsLogic

Needed to move your Sim into this dream house? Use a cheat.
Want to move the shower while your Sim is in it, just to giggle at them? Use a bloody cheat!

It was virtually impossible to get Sims to work on time

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Your Sim either go to the toilet, or eat. They can’t do both, or they’ll miss the car pool. Again.

And even harder not to lose the rag when this happened

screenshot_original Source: The Sims 3

YOU CAN MOVE. OF COURSE YOU CAN MOVE. STOP BEING A DICK.

Sims could go from strangers to spouses to parents in just one Sim day

simsbaby Source: Wikia

It went something like this: Greet. Chat. Compliment. Back rub. Kiss. Kiss. Kiss. Kiss.

Then, the notification we so desired: “Should we have a baby?” Eh, we just met. But YEAH.

The frustration of knowing your Sim was about to set the house on fire AGAIN

22aknq Source: Blogs

Better get them to improve their cooking skills by… reading a book. Because that makes sense.

There was no fear like the fear you felt when the burglar music came on

https://vine.co/v/MHaQ5ZJe091

OHGODOHGODOHGOD. I DIDN’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO BUY A BURGLAR ALARM.

You picked up a few words of Simlish, much to your shame

https://vine.co/v/MgIeu2i9xQb

Beyond nerdy. Communsnala?

It was perfectly OK to trap Sims in tiny box rooms until they died of despair

deadsim Source: Wikia

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

And take away the ladder while they were in the pool

killtut_12 Source: Cartercole

Look. Don’t even pretend you didn’t.

And if your computer crashed mid-play, it could be devastating

*shakes fist at puny 90s computers*

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