The Sims Online

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The Sims Online
The Sims Online cover
Developers
Maxis
Publishers
Electronic Arts
Engines
The Sims Engine
Release dates
Windows December 17, 2002
The Sims Online at Wikipedia
The Sims
Subseries of Sim
The Sims 2000
The Sims Online 2002
The Sims 2 2004
The Sims Stories (series)
MySims 2008
The Sims 3 2009
The Sims Medieval 2011
The Sims 4 2014

Key points

Servers were shut down on August 1, 2008.[1]
FreeSO allows the game to be played on unofficial servers.

General information

The Endless Hours of The Sims Online - GameSpot (archived)
MobyGames entry
MMORPG.com entry
EA Answer HQ
EA Answer HQ (OS X)
The Sims Wikia

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Windows
This game is not available digitally anymore.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Requires FreeSO
Ultra-widescreen
Requires FreeSO
4K Ultra HD
Requires FreeSO
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use Borderless Gaming
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Uncapped
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Speech is fictional language called Simlish.
Speech is subtitled with generic icons, important speech e.g. phone calls are given as popup
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Speech is a fictional language called Simlish.
Speech is subtitled with generic icons.
Japanese

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
100 Use FreeSO

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8.1
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.6 GB
Video card (GPU) 2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Other 4x CD-ROM Drive

References

  1. Terdiman, Daniel. "'EA Land' closing just weeks after debut". Crave Entertainment. http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-9931757-1.html. Retrieved 2008-08-22.