View Full Version : The Sims 1 Makin' Magic
25th Jun 2012, 02:59 PM
AWW! I have been watching TS1 videos for nostalgia reasons and just wish that everything from the Makin' Magic expansion pack was in Sims 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvF3AZTY2P0
Don't you wish it too? :)
I'm going to install all The Sims 1 games on my new laptop. TS1 has so many fun objects and social interactions, ahh.. the memories of playing this game.. :giggler:
25th Jun 2012, 03:31 PM
Makin' Magic was one of my favorite expansions ever out of all three games. I know Apartment Life brought some of the same elements to the Sims 2, but there was something about Makin' Magic...it was just that little bit quirky in a sort of Addams Family black comedy way.
25th Jun 2012, 03:37 PM
I loved loved loved Makin' Magic was hands down the best Sims game they ever made. The whole feel of it is awesome and i loved the music too! I used to play it for hourrrs when i was a kid, i would love for the dragons to be in Sims 2 and magic town!
Im so tempted to order the old Sims 1 and Makin' Magic of ebay just for old times sake.
25th Jun 2012, 03:42 PM
Makin' magic was the only sims 1 expansion pack I ever had, but it was so long ago since I played the original sims that I barely remember any of it. I remember Magic Town, and setting the Goth Family on fire multiple times. That's about it.
25th Jun 2012, 04:53 PM
That rollercoaster was AWESOME.
25th Jun 2012, 05:05 PM
I liked that I could send individual sims, including children, to Magic Town. I disliked that once a kid arrived, he met only adults.
I liked that people could live in Magic Town. I disliked that, after working so hard to get enough magic coins in the inventory, the houses were so terrible, even by Maxi's standards, that the full family you needed to accumulate the coins couldn't live in even the biggest one without extensive remodeling.
I got good at magical duels and the two kinds of magic shows. I never did solve the graveyard puzzle, collect all the crystals, or tame a dragon once I hatched it.
I liked that there was a toad spell, until I tried it, and it had no repercussions. I expected the relationship score to go down and to have a "kiss toad" option, and I hoped that for a time afterward the victim would tend to absentmindedly eat flies and make croaking sounds.
I liked the enchant option for the gnome and flamingo, and the way, if you had a nectar press, the gnome would swim in it to get drunk. I liked that I could finally grow up children, but I didn't like that the face they grew into was random, with no relationship to juvenile looks. I also didn't like that such grown children couldn't then move out on their own. The best I could do for Magick Lantern, since I'd filled up all my lots by the time she got the spell, was turn the garden shed into an apartment for her.
I liked the look of the beanstalk, but I wanted to be able to climb it.
25th Jun 2012, 07:04 PM
I liked the look of the beanstalk, but I wanted to be able to climb it. I thought you could. I'm sure my Sims did, anyway. There's a giant sleeping Will Wright at the top and a can of beans. Your Sim can take the beans. :heyhey:
I loved the creepy old houses in Magic town and the costumes. I loved meeting so many neighbors and magic folk without having to pay for a cab! It was a very appealing theme and one of my favorite expansions. It runs a close second to Unleashed (loved all of the game play, content, and music that came with that one), but as far as expansions go, it really wasn't The Sims without Living Large.
25th Jun 2012, 07:10 PM
Makin' Magic was so much fun! I loved Magic Town. I used to do shows and duels all the time. My Sims got really good at it. Dragons I remember not so fondly. I would build them a shed in the backyard and lock them in there. I don't think I ever tamed them because there was so many fires! That was such a good game though. Witches in the Sims 2 are kind of boring. EA should travel back to Sims 2 but it will never happen...
25th Jun 2012, 07:14 PM
What were the requirements for climbing the beanstalk? No matter how I clicked or who I had do it I never could get an interaction on that thing. The Lantern family managed to do almost every magical thing there was, and probably would've gotten all of them that could be done without figuring out that graveyard puzzle if I hadn't gotten fed up with kids not growing up properly and decided I was ready to move on to Sims 2. Which I've never regretted, regardless of what I might wish had been carried over.
The rollercoasters were TERRIFYING! My husband was talking to me and idly watching over my shoulder as one of my kids ran on the carnival one to get his fun up, and when the little car popped up and landed in the clown-brain-ball-pit he cried out in horror! I liked the way the serious ones were scared of it and screamed and shook their fists while the playful ones laughed and laughed.
25th Jun 2012, 07:23 PM
I'm not sure if there's a requirement for climbing the beanstalk other than patience. It has to finish growing and that just takes a very long time. You have to keep clicking on it every day or so to see if the option appears.
In real life, I'm no fan of roller coasters, but it sure was fun to watch my Simmies enjoy them. The graveyard puzzle always frustrated the bejeezers out of me, so I never figured it out either. I also got really sick of putting out the little sleeping clouds. I think some of those little magic features grew old quickly. I really enjoyed the magic trick table that everyday Sims could try their hand at.
25th Jun 2012, 11:27 PM
I've been playing TS1 a lot more than TS2 lately, I've just recently completed my Sims 1 collection (minus LL, since the disc went all funky and did strange things to my computer T_T) and you're right, it has WAY more fun stuff.
I've come to realise how similar TS2 is with TS3 in regards to how much content they left out. Particularly so with Pets. Unleashed has so many little characteristics, like dogs (haven't played a family with cats yet) running to the gate to meet its owner from work. Actual POOP on the ground. Pets able to go on vacation! *sigh*
Now I realise why I loved this game so much as a child. ^^
How perfect would TS2 be if they had made a Superstar-like expansion?
26th Jun 2012, 03:11 AM
I just got the sims 1 complete collection last week. It's my first time playing it in nearly a decade and I didn't expect it to be as fun as it is. I am so addicted to the makin' magic features. As someone said earlier, the roller coaster is awesome. I so wish EA had brought back and expanded on the carnival/amusement park idea for Sims 2. The Ferris wheel on this site is awesome.
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