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FAQ by Go1die
Version: 2.0 | Updated: 01/01/2007
_____ _ ___ _ ___ _ (_ _)( ) / _) (_) __ ( ) ( ) | | | |_ ___ \_"-. _ __ __ __ |_ | | O |___ | | __ ( ) ( _ )( o_) __) )( )( _`'_ )(_' /(_ ( __/( o_)( _)(_' /_\ /_\|| \( /___/ /_\/_\`'/_\/__) /___\ /_\ \( /_\ /__) For Nintendo DS ------------------------------------------------------------------ Welcome to my guide for The Sims 2: Pets for NDS. I hope you'll find everything you need within this FAQ. :) ------------------------------------------------------------------ Copyright Notice ©2006 - 2007 Go1die, All Rights Reserved. This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. ------------------------------------------------------------------ VERSION HISTORY 2.0 - Phew, I haven't updated in a while. I got lazy with writing this. But, we all have lives, as you know. Anywho, I will just need to add a few more things after this version and I'll probably be done. 1.5 - Updating for the Second Time; I've added the Copyright notice and also updated the Illnesses List (I forgot worms). I've also created an Illnesses List and how to cure them thread in the S2P Message Board. I did not submit this section. 1.0 - I just started this FAQ, it won't have everything but I think it should be done within 1 - 2 months - I'll just have to see. ------------------------------------------------------------------ TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0. Introduction 1.1. Controls 1.2. A little about the game 1.3. Your Sims' Needs 2.0. Playing the Game 2.1. Opening Day to-do List 2.1.1. Fill out Personal Info 2.1.2. Create new outfit 2.1.3. Pickup new pet 2.1.4. Move into new home 2.1.5. Treat first patient! 2.2. Finding the Status of your Patients 2.2.1. Health 2.2.2. Social 2.2.3. Hunger 2.2.4. Hygiene 2.2.5. Energy 2.2.6. Appearance 2.3. Your First Patient 2.4. Illnesses 2.4.1. Flu 2.4.2. Fleas 2.4.3. Worms 2.4.4. Filthy 2.4.5. Ugly 2.4.6 Broken Bone/Limb 2.4.8. Lodged Item 3.0 Pets in General 3.1. Types of Dogs 3.2. Types of Cats 3.3. Other things to do with your pets 3.3.1. Teaching them Tricks 3.3.2. Playing 3.3.3. Going to the Park 4.0. Extras 4.1. Hillary Duff 4.2. Mini-Games 4.3. Catalog 4.4.1. Stores and what they carry 4.4.2. Master Item List 5.0. Other Stuff 5.1. FAQ 5.2. Contact Me 5.3. Legal Stuff 5.4. Thank Yous 5.5. Bye bye ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.0. - Introduction Again, welcome to my FAQ of The Sims 2: Pets for NDS. If you're looking for answers about TS2: Pets for Nintendo DS, you're at the right place. If you're here for questions about any other console or game, you better go back and do another search, because you won't find them here. Anyhoo, let's get started! -- 1.1. - Controls Coming Soon! -- 1.2. - A little about the game This game is about your Sim starting a new life as a Pet Doctor and running your own Pet Clinic. People who have problems with their pets will visit you - some for reasonable reasons, and some are just right-out weird. Pets, in this game, have a mind of their own - so expect the unexpected! --- 1.3. - Your Sims' Needs Unlike the Sims 2 for NDS, your Sims have needs rather than a Sanity Bar, which is much more convienent. Here you'll find what your Sims needs are and how to treat them. Hunger - When your Sim is hungry you'll have to feed them by playing the Cooking Mini-Game (see Mini-Game section for more info.) - but make sure to use a Recipe or your food might turn out weird. Hygiene - Keep your Sim smellin' good by taking a shower - or washing your hands at a sink if you're in a bind. Energy - This is pretty much easy need to fill - and you probably won't need to fill it all day. But, if your Sim for some reason has a low Energy Level in the middle of the day, go and relax or sleep on your bed. I'm not sure if there is Espresso in this game. Social - Talk with the local residents at the Park or play with your pet to fill this need up. Comfort - This goes down a lot. Sit on a Couch or chair to bring this Need up. Bladder - When your Sim's gotta go, there's no way around it. Get'em to a toilet ASAP unless you want them to suffer the consequences. Fun - This isn't really a factor in this game. Play with your pet, or talk with someone at the park. This may also be treated by treating a Pet - I think. Room/Environment - Stay in spacy and clean rooms to keep this Need high. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2.0. - Starting the game This is like a Quick-Start guide just to get you going. Skip this if you're used to the game. -- 2.1. - Opening Day to-do List 2.1.2. - Fill Out Personal Info. Here you will name your Doctor, select their Gender, and you may also change their appearance - face, Weight (finally a game where you can have a fat sim!), skin tone, and their hair style and color. When you're ready to move on, click the arrow in the corner (-->). 2.1.3. - Create new outfit Well, it's kinda self-explanatory - choose your outfit! For Girls: There are two different styles, and you can even choose your Sims breast size (o.O). There are 11 different "Variations" for the Tank-Top style and 6 different "Variations" for the Coat style. There are 17 different patterns to put on your shirt. Once you're done, choose your pants. There are 6 different Styles of pants (capris, dress, beat-up jeans, skirt, and shorts). I will not list the rest because it will take to long (I'll post them later). For Guys: There are 4 different shirt Styles (t-shirt, coat, vest w/ t-shirt, and overcoat), and 12 different shirt "Variations". There are 17 patterns. There are 2 different styles of pants (jeans and shorts). I will not list the rest because it will take too long (I'll post them later). 2.1.4. - Pickup new pet Yay! We finally get to have our own pet. You can choose from a cat or a dog (11 different dog breeds and 9 different cat breeds (for In-depth descriptions see Pets In General - Types of Dogs/Cats). You may also choose their name, parents and who it looks like more - mom or dad (appearance will not change if parents are the same). You can also choose their Fur and who it looks like - mom or dad (appearance will not change if parents are the same), and how big/small their head, rear, tail, and ears are. 2.1.5. and 2.1.6. - Move into new home and Treat First Patient! Your sim will move into their home by themselves. You cannot choose your own house but you will be able to buy one in the future. Once you have completed the above tasks, your Sim will be shown in their Bedroom dancing and celebrating. They will say: "Oh! My very first morning in my new home! And the very first day of my new job too. I wonder how I'll do? I'd best freshen up first. And I'd better hurry too, I think that's my first customer waiting!" You then will have control of your Sim. You'll wanna take a shower, and then meet and greet your patient. -- 2.2 - Finding the Status your patients Many people who play this game are stumped when trying to find the general health of their patient. Here you can see how to find out the Status of each category of your patient. NOTE: Some patients that enter your clinic may already have their Status revealed - in this case, brush it with a comb, and feed it a snack incase it has Fleas or Worms. -- 2.2.1. - Health To find out a patients health, use the stethescope and hold your stylus down on your patients head. As the green health bar goes faster on the top screen, thecloser you will be to being finished. 2.2.2. - Social To find a patient's Social Status, rub it with your hand. This also increases it's mood. 2.2.3. - Hunger To find out a patients hunger, feed it a snack. As it eats, it's Mood will go up as well. 2.2.4. - Hygiene To find out a patients hygiene take the comb and stroke your patient from it's neck to it's rear. Look at the top screen and look at the 5 stars - the more stars, the closer you are to being finished. 2.2.5. - Energy To find out a patients health, use the stethescope and hold your stylus down on your patients head. As the green health bar goes faster on the top screen, the closer you will be to being finished. 2.2.6. - Appearance To find out a patients appearance take the comb and stroke your patient from it's neck to it's rear. Look at the top screen and look at the 5 stars - the more stars, the closer you are to being finished. -- 2.3. - Your First Patient Here is a guide on treating your First Patient - and, in most cases, can be used when treating any patient. First, click the patient's owner, or the kennel, by the front door. There will be an option under both which will say 'Examine Pet'. Once you do this, take a quick look at your patient's status and press the Green plus (+) sign to examine your patient. A conversation will start. Doctor - "Hello" (Tek Tek) Patient's Owner - "Yo", "Hello", "Hi" (Soon Soon) Doctor - "How are you doing?" (Ee Sha Boe Lah Toe) Patient's Owner - "I'm alright", "Horrible","Great, you're very efficient", (Oh, zhash), etc. Doctor - ""Can I help your pet?" (Blas Im Too Bwad) Patient's Owner - "My pet looks ill/is ugly/stinks" (Ooh zha bolanto!) Doctor - "Let's have a closer look", "Let's see what we have here" (Zah bah too) Your patient will be shown on your table, and you have four tabs on the left of the Touch Screen: A hand, a Stethescope, a comb, and snack (hold your stylus on the tab to see what it is). First, stroke your pet to make it's mood and Social go up. Now, click the stethescope and hold your stylus on your patients head until Health is determined. Bring it's Mood up again and then click the Comb Tab, and bring the comb from it's neck to it's rear until Hygiene is Determined. Then click the Snack tab and feed your patient some Yummy Bites. During one of these activities, you may find that your patient has one of the Illnesses, listed in the next section. If not, it either has a broken bone or a Lodged Item inside of it. You will need to buy the X-Ray no matter what, and maybe even an Extractor. Once your Doctor has discovered the Illness, it will tell the Patient's owner what is wrong with it. The patient will respond, and then you will be able to Finish Treating it, and/or click the X in the top-right corner of the screen and Treat it Yourself or Send it off to a Specialist. If you send it off to a Specialist, you will gain anywhere from 1 - 50 Simoleans. If you treat it yourself, put it in your Space-Age Kennel and then you will have the option to treat your pet. -- 2.4. - Illnesses There are a number of illnesses in this game, and from what I see, people are always asking questions on how to cure them. Here, you will find a small description about the virus, how to find out if your patient has it, and then how to cure it, ouf course. NOTE: These descriptions are taken from the S2P Forum, which was written by me. So I'm not copying/plagiarising. 2.4.1. - Flu Also known as the "Influenza" Virus, is a contagious respiratory illness. It causes mild to severe illness, and can sometimes even lead to death. The way to dodge the flu is to get a Flu Shot each year. How to determine if your patient has Flu: When examining patient successfully examine it with the Stethescope and it will alert you if it has the Flu. How to cure: Buy 'Pet Medicine' from the Catalog (Vets B Us) and diagnose the sick patient with the medicine. Repeat for 3 days. 2.4.2. - Fleas Fleas are not only a nuisiance to humans but to pets as well. They cause medical problems including Tapeworms, secondary skin irritations and rarely anemia (Low Count of Red Blood Cells). Fleas that bite on pets are rarely felt. How to determine if your patient has Fleas: When examining patient brush it with the comb and it will alert you if it has Fleas. How to cure: Buy 'Flea Shampoo' from the Catalog (Frugal Felines) and wash the sick patient with the Flea Shampoo. Repeat for 3 days. 2.4.3 - Worms There are several types of worms - roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, and heartworms - that can live inside of your pet for days without anyone knowing - such as a latent virus. They cause anemia (Low Count of Red Blood Cells), poor eating habits, and somtimes even death. How to determine if patient has Worms: When examining patient, feed it a snack and a message will alert you if it has Worms. How to cure: Buy 'Worm-b-gone' from the Catalog (Bone Cheap or Frugal Felines) and feed your patient this food for 3 days. 2.4.4 - Filthy When a pet is filthy, well... it's filthy. I have no idea why the patient's owner just didn't give it a bath instead of wasting 250 - 2000 simoleans to give it a bath. o.O" but whatever. How to determine if patient stinks: When patient's owner visits, he/she will tell you "My pet smells". How to cure: Give the patient a good bath with shampoo correspoding to what animal your patient is (Dog or Cat). When examining the patient, be sure to use the comb as it may have fleas (to cure Fleas please look above). If it is just filthy, keep it for 1 day. 2.4.5. - Ugly The most ridiculous "Illness" in this game. Why does your patient's owner bring in their cat or dog to get clothes put on it when you can just give it a bath or buy clothes yourself? Yet another weird illness... How to determine if patient is ugly: When patient's owner visits, he/she will tell you "My pet is ugly". How to cure: Buy clothing corresponding to what animal your patient is (Dog or Cat) and use a Grooming Table to wear clothing. A message will tell you that it is no longer ugly and is pretty as a picture. This only has to be done once, so you only must keep it 1 day. 2.4.6. - Broken Bone/Limb When your patient has a broken bone/limb, then it's pretty obvious that you feed it Worm-B-Gone. ... Why am I even telling you? I'm sure everyone knows what a Broken Bone is... How to determine if patient has Broken Bone/Limb: Using an X-Ray Machine, succesfully take an X-Ray of your patient. The X-Ray will show on the top screen, and on the bottom screen it will tell you if it has broken a bone or limb. How to cure: Buy bandages from the Catalog (Bone Cheap, Frugal Felines) and, if you'd like, a Neck Cone to keep your patient from bothering the fractured bone. Keep the patient for 5 days to ensure the fracture heals. 2.4.7 - Lodged Item The first time I extracted an item from a patient, it seems to have swallowed... an Ant Farm. AN ANT FARM. What kind of pet swallows an ANT FARM?! I dunno, but they sure have some weird things your pet swallows... oh. Anyway, when your pet has what Maxis calls a "Lodged Item", it means they swallowed something they weren't supposed too. Duh. How to determine if patient has Lodged Item: Using an X-Ray Machine, successfully take an X-Ray of your patient. The X-Ray will show on the top screen, and on the bottom screen it will tell you if it has a Lodged Item inside of it. How to cure: Buy the Extractor from the Catalog (Vets B Us) and succesfully grab the Lodged Item from the patient's body. Keep the patient for 1 day, but make sure you extract the item within the first day. -------------------------------------------------------------- 3.0. - Pets In General In this Section you can find all of the different kinds of breeds of dogs and cats, and other things besides taking care of them that you can do with them. -------------------------------------------------------------- 3.1 - Types of Dogs These descriptions are taken from the Descriptions in the game. Beagle The Beagle is full of energy, an all around happy dog that makes a wonderful companion. Pug This is a big dog in a small dog's body, making him very sturdy and very devoted. Boxer Boxers carry themselves with pride, but are never arrogent. They are intelligent, loving, and delightful companions. Border Collie The Border Collie is athletic, possesses great endurance, and is devoted to his master. English Terrier The English Terrier MUST have regular opportunities to vent their high energy and to use their busy minds to do interesting things. Chihuahua The Chihuahua is a true lap dog, alert, active, happy temperament, loyal and devoted to their owners. Poodle Poodles are a breed of distinction, elegance, and dignity, with a true love of life. King Charles Spaniel The King Charles Spaniel is gentle, happy, playful, loving, and sweet. Springer Spaniel Most English Springers are intelligent, skillful, willing and obedient. Playful, energetic and a quick learner. Shiba Inu The Shiba is a very intelligent dog and a quick learner. They are active outside, but they are calm and quiet indoors. -- 3.2. - Types of Cats These descriptions are taken from the Descriptions in the game. Siamese Their sleek lines, striking color contrast, deep blue almond eyes, and short silky coats make them living art. Persian Persians, with their long flowing coats and open pansy-like faces are the number one breed in popularity. Exotic They will follow you from room to room just to be nearby. Maine Coon Myths, legend and lore surround the Maine Coon Cat. Abyssian Abys today still retain the jungle look of felis lybica, the African wildcat ancestor of all domestic cats. Bombay "I'd love to own a panther." Ocicat This magnificent spotted cat never fails to steal the show, not to mention the heart Egyptian Mau The Egyptian Mau is a fascinating cat, because of its delightful personality and striking appearance. Japanese Bobtail Japanese Bobtails are strong and healthy cats: they are active, intelligent, talkative cats. -- 3.3. - Other things to do with your pets Here you'll find a few other things than curing your pet and patients after you get tired of being a Vet. -- 3.3.1. - Teaching them Tricks I will consider this a Mini-Game and describe how to play it in the next section. -- 3.3.2. - Playing You can play with your pet at the park or in your home. To play with your pet, look for the dog house in your home and touch it with the stylus, and select the 'Play' option. You will start off with one toy and you will be able to buy more from the store. Select your toy and hold down your stylus on it. Let your pet chase it for a few seconds, and throw it by pushing your stylus up and releasing it at the same time. Your pet will chase the toy and bring it back to you. When you play with your pet you can also pet it, and a few other things as well. -- 3.3.3. - Going to the Park You can take your pet to the park by selecting it in your kennel, and selecting the 'Go To Park' option. Once your there, you can chat with other sims and play with their pets. To play with yours, look for the dock, and it will have a dog house on it. Select the 'Play' or 'Tricks' option to do either. Each of these are basically the same as when you're at your house, so the park, in my opinion, is pretty pointless. ------------------------------------------------------ 4.0. - Extras Here you will find extras such as mini-games, the stores, etc. If you think anything should be added, email me. -- 4.1. - Hillary Duff In my opinion, she's stupid. But, EA needed someone to be in their game, so they chose her. Her dog Lola looks like a monster, but you can treat her. So far, Hillary has only came once to me and I think that is the only time she will come is at the beginning, gathered from people at the Message Boards. Hillary is no different from anyone else in the game. She doesn't pay any more money than anyone else, and she doesn't even look like who she is. Lola has no special disease (they should have put in the Hillary-is-my-owner disease), and is also the same as all other pets. -- 4.2. - Mini-Games There are a few mini-games in TS2:P. The first one, diagnosing your patient, I'm sure you already know how to play. If you don't, then read section 2.2. Mini-Game 2 - Item Extraction Extracting lodged items from patients are actually not hard. First, buy an Extractor so you can extract the item... duh. Now all you have to do is guide the crane over the small blotch under the x-ray thingy, and guide it down to it. If you did it correctly, you will pull out an item. They sure have some pretty weird ones like Ant Farms (o_o")... Mini-Game 3 - X-Ray Game First, buy an X-Ray, and then put your patient on your examination table. There will be a new option on the left of the touch screen - X-Ray. Select it, and on the top screen you'll see your patient, or your table, and on the bottom, a ball. Roll the ball in the direction where your pet is, you'll probably be chasing your patient around a bit, but when you catch it, quickly press the Camera button on the touch screen. If you succeeded, it will show an X-Ray of your pet. It may show a broken limb, or whatever, and sometimes it won't even have anything. If you missed, it will say 'You Completely Missed the X-Ray!' or something like that. If your patient has a broken bone or Lodged Item, refer to either section that you need. REST OF FAQ - COMING SOON!