Singles 2: Triple Trouble
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Note: This procedure involves editing a game file; create a backup copy of the file before proceeding. Use Windows Explorer to disable the read-only attribute of the "game.cfg" file in the "\Singles2\config\" folder. Then, use a text editor to edit that file. Find the "Money" heading and change the values for the "moneyEmptyScene", "moneyStartStory", "moneyStartBackyard", "moneyStartApartment", and "moneyStartPenthouse" lines to "999999999". Save the file, then make the file read-only again.
Note: This procedure involves editing a game file; create a backup copy of the file before proceeding. Use Windows Explorer to disable the read-only attribute of the "game.cfg" file in the "\Singles2\config\" folder. Then, use a text editor to edit that file. Look for the "BackyardEnabled =", "ApartmentEnabled =", and "PenthouseEnabled =" lines. Change the "false" values for those lines to "true". Save the file, then make the file read-only again.
Note: This procedure involves editing a game file; create a backup copy of the file before proceeding. Use Windows Explorer to disable the read-only attribute of the "game.cfg" file in the "\Singles2\config\" folder. Then, use a text editor to edit that file. Find the "pixelation" heading then, set "pixelate = true" and "fullPixelation = false. Save the file, then make the file read-only again.
Note: This procedure involves editing a game file;
create a backup copy of the file before proceeding. Save the game,
then quit. Use a text editor to edit the "savegame<number>_apartment.dat"
file (if your character lives in an apartment) or "savegame<number>_penthouse"
file, if your character lives in a penthouse, etc. in the "\Singles2\savegame"
folder. Look for the entry for skillpoints and change its value
to "30". Search again and change the value of each occurrence
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Roommate relationships vs. Bar Flies
It takes more than five time longer to get into a relationship
with your roommate than it does with someone you talk to in a
bar. After two eight hour trips to the bar you will be French
kissing. The reason is that The Bar has a very high Cozy level.
Take your roommate(s) to the bar to take advantage of this. Note:
You cannot take roommates to the bar in the Story mode. However,
when you complete Story mode you will gain control of all three
Fixing a broken romance
For example, take Josh and Anna. Do not flirt with
Anna after you declare your love to her. Instead, just romance
her. Just buy her a present and get her Romance past 50% on
the blue bar. She will come running to you in her panties the
next morning, saying how you are the one. You are now back together.
You cannot do any romance moves until you heal her broken heart. Do not waste your time using them on her.
Two roommates work
Note: This trick works best when all are the same gender.
One strategy is for two roommates to earn money while one plays
and cleans. This works extremely well. Have two roommates work
on their careers to make money. The second one cleans house. Finish
cleaning the house by noon. Then, go to bar or invite someone
over for some fun. Make sure you leave the bar by 15:00 so you
get back before your roommates get home. Cook them a meal. When
they get home they can get their hunger out of the way. Have your
two working roommates talk to each other a great deal. The player/cleaner
should just socialize with them a little. On weekends, everyone
should go to the bar but try not to spend more than five or six
hours there unless you have a lot of money. If you get tired
with who works and who plays, switch them.
A good strategy is to have the player/cleaner work the first week
then swath to working on just Friday and Monday to have money
for the weekend. Also, do not forget about the bill you get on
Monday. Do not spend all your money over the weekend. Keep $500
For a roommate with the same gender, it depends on
your strategy. If the opposite sex lives with you, it is difficult
to be a player if you plan on multiple relationships. Roommates
will get jealous. Bar Flies only come over when you invite them.
Your roommate is always there. Bar Flies and roommates only get
jealous if they see you cheating. Select the opposite sex based
on your attraction to them. Choose the two opposite sex that you
would hit on last.
For a roommate with the opposite gender, you control their every
action, except for urge needs. The big advantage of mixed roommates
is the make up table. Here you can change the skin color, eye
color and hair color. In a small way you can make your dream
mate. You can also make outfit changes. Mixed roommates have
the advantage of fantasy tastes.
Common interests for roommates
Pick your roommates by what they like to watch on television. You can tell if someone really likes a show when they jump out of their seat. This is a group activity. If everyone likes the same thing, it saves a lot of time restoring their fun because everyone can watch the same channel.
You will need a washer because a clean outfit is required
to perform in band with Mike in Story mode.
Your character traits and activities determine how fast your clothes
get dirty. You can actually see the color change. People will
not associate with dirty looking people. Wash your clothes every
few days, before a night out or event.
Get a hot tub as soon as possible. Two roommates can wash in it at the same time. It increases Hygiene to 70 or 80% rather quickly. Roommates put on swim suits so there is no embarrassment. Place the hot tub in a room just slightly larger for privacy and high Cozy. If two roommates are already in the tub, no one will disturb you if the hot tub and lighting are the only fixtures in the room.
Buy four cheap dressers. Put one in each bedroom and
one in the shower/bathtub room. You do not need a dresser for
the pool or hot tub room. Roommates will switch to their swimsuits
Create separate rooms for needs. Put toilets in every
bedroom with dressers. Place the shower and tub in separate
rooms with a dresser in each. Also have a washer with a sink and
mirror. These rooms do not need to be that Cozy.
When your guest arrives, be in room that is the most
Cozy. This room should have a couch, television, twin bed, bowl
of fruit, and a door leading into the hot tub room and one into
the toilet room. This should be built as close as possible to
the front door to your apartment. Otherwise, your visitor may
go in a less desirable place in your apartment. This will give
you more control over your visitor, with no rejection of action
because of Cozy. It will also give you more control over privacy
from your roommates (opposite sex only).
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