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The Sims 2: Castaway (PlayStation Portable)

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Title Screen

The Sims 2: Castaway

Developer: The Sims Division
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: PlayStation Portable
Released in US: October 22, 2007
Released in EU: October 26, 2007

MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.

NotesIcon.png This game has a notes page

To do:
  • Double check developer options section. There's a huge amount of non-functioning options which may have lead to some functional ones be overlooked. See the notes page for a list of developer options available.
  • The game was built off of The Urbz engine. Check for leftovers.

The handheld version of The Sims 2: Castaway spinoff, where your Sim gets washed ashore on an uninhabited island and you have to learn how to survive.


Miscellaneous tidbits that are interesting enough to point out here.

Developer Options

There's a bunch of hidden options that were used by the developers. Some of them are left over and meant for the home console version, meaning while they can be enabled in this version, they won't have any effect whatsoever. Or at the very least, be severely broken. A complete set of developer options available within the game can be found on the notes page. The codes below work for both the EU and NA region releases.

(Source: Edness)
Camera information on the screen.

Camera Information

_C0 Camera Information
_L 0x0044720F 0x00000001

Shows a debug display on the screen listing the current camera offset, its target offset, FOV, and whether or not Camera Director is active.

FPS and CPU stats in the top left corner.


Used to display the fps and cpu.

_C0 display_performance_metrics
_L 0x0044692E 0x00000001

A slightly broken option that displays the hardware usage. At first it's only visible during loading screens and popup messages, but will eventually show up during gameplay as well.

All plans available & no crafting requirements.


If enabled all plans are visible

_C0 enable_show_all_plans
_L 0x003EC420 0x00000001


If enabled crafting items uses no requirements

_C0 enable_ignore_crafting_requirements
_L 0x003EC421 0x00000001
_L 0x003EC422 0x00000001

This option is for some reason listed twice. It seems to work with only the 1st line active, but just to be safe, both codes have been written down here.

Moving a palm tree.


If enabled all objects can be moved

_C0 enable_all_objects_moveable
_L 0x0044695E 0x00000001

Allows moving pre-placed objects like the trees which normally isn't possible.

Standing on water.


If enabled, don't draw tiles, walk/place on uneven terrain

_C0 enable_uneven_terrain
_L 0x00446957 0x00000000

Since the previous Sims games lots were flat, this option had to be introduced to work around that "limitation." Disabling it will turn the world flat again.

"Text Boundaries" on the main menu.
"Text Boundaries" in-game.


Used to highlight the boundaries on the TV where text can't touch

_C0 display_text_boundaries
_L 0x0044692F 0x00000001

One of the barely functioning leftovers. Instead of highlighting the overscan region, it highlights random sections of the screen... Or the whole sea!


Enable all lots for transport on pause menu map

_C0 enable_all_lots_on_map
_L 0x00446934 0x00000001


If enabled the intro and maxis logo movies won't be played

_C0 skip_startup_movies
_L 0x00446974 0x00000001


If enabled the 3d wall fade system is used instead of 2d system

_C0 Disable 3D Wall Fade
_L 0x0044692D 0x00000000

This option is enabled by default. Disabling it disables the typical wall fading seen when inside buildings.

3D Wall Fade Enabled 3D Wall Fade Disabled
The Sims 2 Castaway (PlayStation Portable) - enable 3d wall fade on.png
The Sims 2 Castaway (PlayStation Portable) - enable 3d wall fade off.png


disables the shower curtain

_C1 disable_shower_curtain
_L 0x0044696E 0x00000001

This option disables the shower curtain that obscures a Sim while it changes before and after having a shower.

Unused Music

audiostr.arc has leftover music from the previous two home console games - The Sims 2 and The Sims 2: Pets.

Filename Unused Soundtrack

Regional Differences

The graphic used for the game's icons in the XMB is different for the European and North American releases, likely due to the game's logo being different in other languages.