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Name Tutorial
Game The Sims 2 Icon The Sims 2
See also: The Sims Wiki:Tutorial Portal

The Tutorial neighborhood is the home of the Sim family featuring the married couple Tutorial Joe and Tutorial Jane Sim. It is used in the learn to play tutorial in The Sims 2. It features 31 Sims including its own unique NPCs. This neighborhood has no community lots.

There is a glitch in game that will cause any other neighborhood named "Tutorial" to have the same special functions as this neighborhood (saving a lot will be impossible, tutorial-special based interface images etc.).

In this neighborhood, the game does not allow any Sims to die on the lot. If a Sim is about to die in some way, or a player uses testing cheats to kill a Sim, the game will immediately begin loading the Tutorial Menu but will instead take the player to the main menu.

Families Edit

Tutorial Joe Sim, Tutorial Jane Sim

Townies and NPCsEdit



Learn to playEdit

The tutorial is divided up into five lessons, which are further categorized into two groups.

The basicsEdit

These tutorials are oriented for players that are new to the series.

Part oneEdit

The player will be taught how to use the camera controls, enter live and build modes, and how to control a Sim by issuing them commands. The player is also introduced to the basic aspects of Simology, such as their personality and interests, and how to check the Sim's current age.

Part twoEdit

The player will be taught how to select another Sim when playing in a household with multiple Sims, along with the basics of social interactions and relationships. It also briefly mentions the wants and fears system.

Building a homeEdit

The player will be taught the basics of building a lot in build and buy modes.

Beyond the basicsEdit

These tutorials are oriented for returning players to the series.

New gameplayEdit

The player will be taught how to use more advanced camera controls, maintaining a Sim's aspiration levels, accessing career and aspiration rewards, and viewing the Sim's family tree.

New building toolsEdit

The player will be introduced to new architectural features not present in the first game, such as foundations, modular stairs, gates, manual roofs, and decking. They will also be taught how to quickly build rooms and add outdoor lamps to fence posts.


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