|Large families have a lot of love to share, but also require a lot of work - especially with more children on the way! Will grandma's help be enough to keep this family strong?|
|Members||Dora Ottomas, Peter Ottomas, Samantha Ottomas, David Ottomas, Sharla Ottomas, Tommy Ottomas, Unborn Ottomas babies|
|Number of generations||3 generations|
|Game||The Sims 2: Seasons|
The Ottomas ( Listen) family is a pre-made family available with The Sims 2: Seasons. After Seasons is installed, they appear in the family bin for all neighborhoods. The family consists of six Sims; Dora, Peter, Samantha, David, Sharla, and Tommy Ottomas. Dora is Peter's mother, and Peter is married to Samantha. They have three children; David, Sharla, and Tommy. At the start of the game, Samantha is on her second trimester of pregnancy with twins. Character files of Ottomas family members can be found in every neighborhood of The Sims Castaway Stories using SimPE.
Ottomas (In some languages it could mean Ottoman): of or belonging to Arabic masc.; proper name "Uthman". The name "Ottomas" could be made to sound like the Spanish words: "Otro más," which means "another one". This would make sense as there is another baby (or in this case, babies) on the way.
Dora: Short form of 'Dorothy', 'Isidora' or 'Theodora' used mostly in English and Dutch families.
Peter: Meaning 'stone' a name of two famous Saints from the 11th and 13th centuries.
Samantha: Feminine form of 'Samuel', possibly meaning 'flower' in Greek.
David: From Hebrew, meaning 'beloved', David was the second most important King in Israel.
Sharla: Variant of 'Charla'.
Tommy: Diminutive of 'Thomas'.
- Dora Ottomas
- Peter Ottomas
- Samantha Ottomas
- David Ottomas
- Sharla Ottomas
- Tommy Ottomas
- Unborn Ottomas babies
What's wrong with the Ottomas twins?
There is a known bug in the game that gives the twins a random father (and in some cases, a second biological mother) instead of listing Peter as the father. Their father is always a random Sim. It could be a townie, an NPC (e.g. the Repo-man or Grim Reaper), a child, a woman, or even a pet, and in some cases Samantha is the only parent. This is addressed in the Seasons patch, but the patch will only fix instances of the family that are not yet loaded to the Neighborhood Family bin, haven't been moved in to the neighborhood, or the Neighborhood itself hasn't added the Weather secret sub-neighborhood. Also, sometimes the twins look deformed or come out with no eyes or nose or even other body parts. If the bug is left unattended, it may eventually cause neighborhood corruption, requiring the player to reset the neighborhood.
Because of this bug, many players choose to delete the Ottomas family and make their own version. Another solution is editing the family tree with the InSimenator or with SimPE. Yet another is to use the InSimenator or the Sim Blender to terminate the pregnancy.
|The Ottomas family|
|Dora - Peter - Samantha - David - Sharla - Tommy - Unborn twins|