WooHoo: Ultimate Mac Hack for The Sims 2

Welcome To WooHoo

Welcome to the new WooHoo site. For those who are new here, WooHoo is a Mac application to help you use and customize The Sims 2 game by Maxis. It includes several different tools. WooHoo is designed for all user levels and will make your game more fun and reliable. Please feel free to explore the site and tell us what you think.

Current Project Status November 06, 2006


i don’t know what happened to MA. i haven’t heard from him in a long while, last i heard he had personnal issues. due to RL issues, i have to cut back on woohoo support, i’m sorry to anyone who’s been let down. we can only hope MA is doing well and gets back soon.

Current Project Status September 22, 2006

I am pleased to announce macgirlffx has become the third cash contributor to the WooHoo project. Her gift to all users is to unlock the disclosure triangle in the browser (Show Package Textures/Show Folder Contents). I will be mailing out V 2.17.3 shortly that includes the unlocked feature. Thanks macgirlffx.


I am very pleased to announce luws has become the projects second cash contributor. As a special gift I have given luws the choice of which feature to unlock. luws has chosen to unlock the bad files name list in the package tester. This is luws’s gift to all WooHoo users. Thank you luws for your faith and support of the WooHoo project.

I have sent out a updated copy to all, V2.17.2. If anyone did not get it please let me know.

Also see the new ‘Package Testing’ post and the ‘Quick Start’ page package testing section.

Current Project Status September 10, 2006

Several users have expressed interest in a full version of WooHoo. To clarify this I have added some information near the bottom of the ‘How to Contribute’ page.

Current Project Status August 21, 2006

Newest Hall of Famer Andrea Turriziani created this Italian language Podcast all about WooHoo and a slide show with some screenshots. Well Done. MA

Current Project Status August 19, 2006

V2.17.1 Has been sent out to everyone who requested a copy as of today. If I overlooked anyone please send me a note. This update fixes the backup crash bug. MA

Current Project Status August 8, 2006

We are very pleased to announce the demo release V2.17 is now available! WooHoo! I have emailed to all who requested it (if I had your email address). If for some reason you did not get your copy see the Download page for instructions. MA

Current Project Status August 3, 2006

On July 26 my monitor blew up. I had a old monitor that I can use but the cable did not fit my G5. So I ordered an adapter from mac zone. It was supposed to be shipped overnight but it took them 8 days to get it to me. Anyway I’m back online and trying to find out from the beta tester if the last bug was fixed so I can get the demo to all who have requested it. MA

Current Project Status July 26, 2006

We have all but one bug worked out of V2.16 and the fix is being tested now. 2.17 is already to release once the bug fix is verified. So, be just a couple o’ more days. I was hoping to have it released on the one month anniversary of this web site, but it is more important to have a tested release. I’m sure you all understand.

Current Project Status July 23, 2006

Update 2.16 is finished and sent to the beta testers. Now working on 2.17. It will be the demo version for sure and only include the bug fixes spotted in 2.16 so it will not need to be tested too much.

Current Project Status July 21, 2006

The beta testers found a couple of bugs with V2.15. I am working on those and the fixes will be in V2.16. V2.16 will have a complete rewrite of the Smart Backup Tool. Putting the finishing touches on it now.

The Smart Backup Tool will have some cool new features as well as unicode support for folder and file names. The backup tool is a pretty complicated piece of software because modern file systems are basically unchanged from the 1960’s and there are so many places for errors and faults to creep in. Recovering from every possible error is complex. I am pretty satisfied that this tool will be rock solid (after the beta testers test it) as it should be because our precious neighborhoods are depending on it.

Although the software is complicated, the tool itself is very easy to learn and use.

I am planning on V2.17 to be the released demo version. It will include a couple of minor things and any bug fixes that the testers find with V2.16. So, if all goes well, I am hoping to release it to you all in about a week.

I don’t think I mentioned before that V2.15 includes a nifty sparkle tester for textures. All the creators can use this test to determine if your texture needs mipmaps or be all right with out it. If you can get by without mipmaps the package will be smaller and use less video memory when playing the game, which is always a good thing. The way it works is you zoom in and out of an image and if it sparkles you need mipmaps. The zoom function is the same as that used by the game, openGL, so it is a pretty good test of how the texture or mipmap set will look in the game.

Thanks for all the interest. Knowing that makes me want to get the demo out quicker.

Downloads don’t work yet. If you want a demo copy of WooHoo I’ll have to email it to you. See the download page for instructions.

smid and I are working on the site’s artwork and a download page. Already in place are sections to report bugs, request help, request a WooHoo copy and a wish list. If you have any suggestions for the new site you can post them in the wish list.

I am working on a new update for WooHoo that will include new features: package editor. The first editing function to import textures and save the edited file.

Work on the site is pretty slow at the moment. So, if anyone is good with PHP, MySQL and WordPress environment, we would welcome any tidbit of information that can be spared.

MA & smid



  1. Awesome website layout!!

    Thank you guys for this tool, it’s about time something like this came to Mac for the Sims. Rock on!! I can help out with with graphics if anyone here needs help. Drop me a line at chasewebb[{at}]mac.com

    Comment by iChase — July 20, 2006 @ 12:43 am | Reply

  2. Glad the project is still alive and kicking, the site is looking good!

    Comment by Simsample — July 20, 2006 @ 9:40 pm | Reply

  3. I would love to use your WooHoo Mac hack. Please send a copy to jb urkart{(at)}jburkartdesign{(dot)}com.

    As a Mac user for over 20 years, I absolutely ADORE anyone who can help bridge the Mac and PC gap. Mac users are people too dammit!

    Thanks in advance,

    Comment by Jennifer — July 25, 2006 @ 6:04 pm | Reply

  4. The site is getting better looking. Like it!

    Comment by macgirlffx — July 31, 2006 @ 7:33 pm | Reply

  5. I’ll be switching to Mac soon, and I’ll definietly be looking for things like this for my sims game. Thanks!

    Comment by Andrea — August 1, 2006 @ 1:15 pm | Reply

  6. Glad to hear you’re back. Monitors can be so moody. 😛 You must be frustrated to say the least though. Thanks for continuing with the effort. I look forward to getting the demo.

    Comment by macgirlffx — August 4, 2006 @ 4:08 pm | Reply

  7. That’s a nice little addition to the Woohoo family. I just wish I could read Italian. 😛

    Comment by macgirlffx — August 22, 2006 @ 2:53 pm | Reply

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    Comment by beosboxboy — August 24, 2006 @ 6:47 pm | Reply

  10. Thanks for the info, beoboxboy. I’m going to add that to the FAQ page.

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  11. I love this so much I started a Wikipedia entry for it but they’re gonna delete it in 5 days if it isn’t good enough.

    Comment by bloodvial — August 29, 2006 @ 7:31 am | Reply

  12. That’s cool, bloodvial, give me the link when you get it done and I’ll post it for everybody. MA

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