Learn about different types of radiometric dating, such as carbon dating.
Understand how decay and half life work to enable radiometric dating.
By March 22, 2002, The Sims had sold more than 11.3 million copies worldwide, surpassing Myst as the best-selling PC game in history.
The original game, all seven expansion packs, and the two exclusive deluxe edition content packs constitute the first generation of the series on the PC.
The games in The Sims series are largely sandbox games, in that they lack any defined goals (except for some later expansion packs and console versions which introduced this gameplay style).
The player creates virtual people called "Sims" and places them in houses and helps direct their moods and satisfy their desires.
Wright also took ideas from the 1977 architecture and urban design book A Pattern Language, American psychologist Abraham Maslow's 1943 paper A Theory of Human Motivation and his hierarchy of needs, and Charles Hampden-Turner's Maps of the Mind to develop a model for the game's artificial intelligence. Developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts, it was released for Microsoft Windows in February 2000.
The game uses dimetric projection and features open-ended simulation of the daily activities of one or more virtual persons ("Sims") in a suburban area near Sim City.Seven expansion packs and two bonafide deluxe editions with exclusive content have been released for this game.It was repackaged in several different formats, and different versions of it were released on several different platforms.The sequel, developed by Maxis, takes place in a full 3D environment as opposed to the dimetric projection of the original game.Sims also age through seven life stages from infancy to old age and subsequent death. Each Sim exhibits wants and fears according to its aspiration and personality.When he initially took his ideas to the Maxis board of the directors, they were skeptical and gave little support or financing for the game.