Keeping Downloads in Place?

Hello....I am new to this whole situation.  I am a Grandma who loves Sims 2.  Making families and building/decorating houses are my favorite things to do.  I am, however, new to downloading.  I try to find solutions to problems on my own, but there are two things....well, maybe three things I can't figure out.  First of all is there a book in print like "Sims A to Z for Dummies"?  I sure could use it. 

1.  I have downloaded a couple of collections and used them once.  But, when I go back another day to use them again...the folders are empty.  Must be something I am missing.

2.  I have some pillows and a blanket to place on the bed...but, can't get them on the bet.

3.  While browsing for items to download, I have noticed some people are able to place items on an angle.  Like a chair doesn't have to be square, but on an angle in a corner.  How is that done?

Think I will have to do some internet browsing for that book....I feel so stupid.   The fact that I live in a rural area where high-speed internet service is not available...doesn't make downloading very easy.  In fact it is downright slow.  I don't know if anyone reads these blogs, but, I sure could use some help.

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gameliaMay 18, 2009

I agree with ladytaurus. The forum is a good place to find help with just about anything.
To add to the instructions for number 3: after you typie in "boolprop allow45DegreeAngleofRotation true" without the quotation marks, you must use the < and > keys on your keyboards to turn the objects (the comma and period keys).  Once you have the item at the angle you want, turn off the cheat by typing in "boolprop allow45DegreeAngleofRotation true" without the quotation marks. Note that many objects will not work at that angle, so it's really for asthetic purposes.
For all the Sims 2 cheats and explanations for what they do, go to
Hope this helps.
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ladytaurus67May 17, 2009

Hello! No worries, you wouldn't need that book anyway! There are definately alot of people that will help you out if you need it. Another way to get questions answered is to go to the forums! I think I may be able to help you out with what you need now!
1 As for your downloads doing a disappearing act: When you start up your game make sure that you check the box to make sure the custom content is enabled. I think this may be the culprit!
2. The blanket and pillow that you downloaded may not be specifically for that bed you are putting it on. If you can remember where you got the download from, check to see if that was a set for that bed and download the bed as well. Or you can type in a cheat to place it on the bed that you want using: Ctrl/shift/c then type in: boolprop snapobjectstogrid false and then  hit enter then Ctrl/shift/c again and type in moveobjects on and hit enter. Remember to turn off the cheats when you are done: Ctrl/shift/c then type in: boolprop snapobjectstogrid true  and then hit enter then Ctrl/shift/c and type in moveobjects off and hit enter.
3. For the items placed at an angle: Ctrl/shift/c then type in boolprop allow45DegreeAngleofRotation false when you are done placing the objects turn the cheat off: Ctrl/shift/c then type in boolprop allow45DegreeAngleofRotation true.
I hope this helps you! Also, click the Gameplay tab at the top of the page and from there you can click on Sims 2 Cheats! Under the Articles tab you will find useful tutorials for the game as well! Happy Simming to you!

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