I recently got re-acquainted with The Sims 1, a game i learned from Jackie and Poppo's computer shop in Project 6 a few years back. I used to play The Sims 1 a lot, but whe my old PC went "kerplunk" i never got the chance to re-install it. I recently tried to install it in the laptop i'm using, and, lo and behold, it worked! And now i'm hooked again! If you're into designing houses and garden plots, then The Sims 1 is for you. Sure, there's a lot of hype about The Sims 2 and how realistic the characters are, and they've got great objects downlaods, i'm sure, but i'm still with The Sims 1. I just love to design houses there. There's a forum i recently joined which concur with the assesment that though the new sims game is more realistic in terms of character interphases and all that techie hulabaloo, the Sims 1 gets Top A rating for great designer usage and easy-to-install items. Hey, i might even try the transmogrifier sometime!