I only play the original Sims because I have all the downloads from fan sites of tiles, wallpaper, windows, and skins that I don't think will work with Sims 2 or Sims 3. Plus I like all the cheat codes, especially the one that gives my Sims tons of money so they can be rich and lazy. LOL I love to kill off my Sims and make them ghosts to haunt the house for the next Sims who move in. I also love getting them into lover's spats. Sometimes I play The Sims when I'm looking for plot ideas. Just watching them is fun.