Talk:Swimming pool

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The Vacation EP for TS1 does include pool slides. See screenshot at:

No swimming pool in the vanilla game?[edit source]

Exactly what is the "vanilla game" part of The Sims 4 supposed to mean? I never thought the statement was false but what exactly does it mean? -- C.Syde (talk | contribs) 05:44, September 4, 2014 (UTC)

It means the base game, but I was right to think that the fact needed clarification. My removing the fact from the trivia was caused by confusion, not disbelieve. -- C.Syde (talk | contribs) 06:03, September 4, 2014 (UTC)
"Vanilla" is a very common term that not many would be confused by. -- LostInRiverview talk ~ blog 06:06, September 4, 2014 (UTC)
It is? Well I've only ever heard of the base game being referred to as simply the base game. It's probably just my one cent of not hearing the term until now. :| -- C.Syde (talk | contribs) 06:22, September 4, 2014 (UTC)
Oh, now I get it. Vanilla simply means plain (in this case the base), like plain ice cream. :) -- C.Syde (talk | contribs) 06:24, September 4, 2014 (UTC)
A Google search on "Vanilla game" brings wikipedia:Vanilla software up as the first result:
Computer software, and sometimes also other computing-related systems like computer hardware or algorithms, is called Vanilla when not customized from its original form, meaning that it is used without any customizations or updates applied to it.[1] Vanilla software can become a widespread de facto industry standard, widely used by businesses and individuals.
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So, now you know. --k6ka (talk | contribs) 11:03, September 4, 2014 (UTC)

Curved pools in The Sims 2[edit source]

So there seems to be some confusion here. Some are saying that curved pool edges were introduced to The Sims 2 with the Seasons expansion pack. Some are saying that they came in a patch, although it is not clear which. This edit says that it is possible to get curved pool edges without Seasons provided a patch is installed, although it is not revealed which. AFAIK it is not possible to install an expansion pack patch without the expansion pack itself (e.g. it is not possible to install the Nightlife patch without Nightlife, or the FreeTime patch without FreeTime). The other possibility is that the curved pool edges were initially introduced in Seasons, and were also introduced with a later expansion pack. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 12:04, June 24, 2016 (UTC)

My own anecdotal evidence is that I got curved pool corners when I installed TS2: Seasons. I remember this specifically because I went a couple years between getting Seasons and the next TS2 expansion packs, and I remember building pools with curved corners. So, at the very least, Seasons was the first to introduce corners, though whether a later EP or patch also included them, I can't say. -- LiR talkblogcontribs 14:41, June 24, 2016 (UTC)
I also went for a while between installing Seasons and installing a later EP, and was able to use curved corners. As I recall, it would have been unusual for a patch to add features or content that was introduced in an earlier EP, but wasn't at all unusual for features to be carried forward into later EPs. I dug out my old box set of Prima guides (through BV), and one of the "Features Carried Forward" notes in the BV guide is "New pool shapes" from Seasons, and I don't think Seasons did anything to pool shapes other than add the rounded corners. Dharden (talk) 19:03, June 24, 2016 (UTC)

Sims using pools to get to other places[edit source]

In the sims 2, I remember that if a swimming pool had multiple entrances and exits, sims would sometimes use the pool as a means to get somewhere else. I think even maids and other NPCs would change into their swimming outfits and use the swimming pool simply to get to where they needed to be. If you use the MoveObjects cheat to obstruct the sidewalk, you can also force townies passing by to swim in a pool. You can use diving boards to make a one-way system

I don't currently own the sims 2 so please could someone verify this for me? Is it worth putting in the trivia section? (talk) 15:09, September 2, 2017 (UTC)

I had Mr. Humble use it to get to the mailbox, as well as newspaper boy/girl (interestingly enough, they don't drop the newspaper). They also leave the lot with swimming trunks/bikini, lol. So yes, I can verify. DrakonoSkerdikas (talk) 16:23, December 30, 2018 (UTC)

Diagonal pools[edit source]

I'm pretty positive diagonal pools don't exist in TS3. There is a tool, however that adds curve pieces of a crescent shape. I don't remember what it's called, but anybody knows add that name in. DrakonoSkerdikas (talk) 16:26, December 30, 2018 (UTC)

Another thing, I left a note that the additional tools (diagonal and corner pools) may have been carried over into patches or later EPs from their initial ones. Verify it If you can DrakonoSkerdikas (talk) 21:48, January 2, 2019 (UTC)