The Sims 2: Pets (GameCube, PlayStation 2, Wii)
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Also known as: Die Sims 2: Haustiere (DE), Los Sims 2: Mascotas (ES), The Sims 2: Lemmikkielämää (FI), Les Sims 2: Animaux & Cie (FR), De Sims 2: Huisdieren (NL), The Sims 2: Dyreliv (NO), The Sims 2: Zwierzaki (PL), The Sims 2: Djurliv (SE)
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The Sims 2: Pets is the fifth console entry in the series, based off the Windows expansion pack that focuses on pets. It's also notable for being the first Sims game on consoles that waters a lot of stuff down - in this case, the removal of death and fears, a simpler social system, lack of story mode, and some other tidbits.
It's also the first Sims console game not to be released on the Xbox, the last to be released on the GameCube, and the first to be released on the Wii.
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As this game was built off of The Sims 2 for consoles, it's safe to say most unused content would appear there. Although most of the Urbz leftovers have been taken out, likely to make space.
Xbox Controller Buttons
Graphics for Xbox controller buttons can be found in the game, leftover from the previous console installment. It seems that an Xbox port of Pets was once considered, but due to the Xbox 360 being released around the time and having drastically different hardware, it would've sold poorly.
The PlayStation 2 version of this game and its followup doesn't have EyeToy support, so the icons and funframes from the previous entry go unused. Strangely, the first funframe is missing.
Leftover Wants and Fears
As Fears were completely removed from the game, the leftover graphics for most of the Fears are present. There are even graphics for platinum and gold Wants as well!
The Create-A-Sim, Neighborhood View, and Build/Buy Mode music from the previous conosle installment are present in the files. They're also in The Sims 2: Castaway.
There are several jingles left over from The Sims 2. Also, some other sound effects like the social mode are missing, meaning it got scrapped very early in development.
For whatever reason, creating copies of save files on the PS2 version is prohibited. Despite this, there's an icon for copying the save file.
There's also a placeholder icon.sys and some unknown/unused slime1 - 3.ico save icons, which are also present in The Sims 2 and The Sims 2: Castaway and can be read about here.
Is there a cheat to see this?
Two hidden photos of the developers that worked on the game can be found in the files. Unlike the last game, they are two separate images, each of them being 256×512.
Also present in SLUS_215.36.
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Due to the somewhat higher resolution, the PAL GameCube release has a slightly broken neighborhood view, which also includes the main menu, where the map boundaries can be seen. This is not present in any of the PlayStation 2 or Wii releases.
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The "Continue Game" and "Start New Game" buttons have different icons between consoles.