How do you create a family from 'The Sims 2' pets?

1. Click on the neighborhood button. You must be in a neighborhood before creating a Sims2 family.

2. Hit the add family button. It is the icon with a family on it. A plus sign will come up. Click on it.

3. Enter your Sims family's last name in the bar at the bottom of the screen.

4. Hit the add family member button on the left side of the screen. A box will pop up with one to six sets that need to be completed.

5. Accept the Sim that pops up with the box, or select a customized Sim by hitting the people icon on the pop up box.

6. Go through the six steps, to select each sims age, gender and fitness level, physical appearance, clothing, astrological sign and personality make up. Click on the check mark when you are finished creating the Sims character. Repeat steps 4-6 for each family member you want to create.

7. Click on the family tree icon once you are finished creating your Sims family to establish their relationships (spouse, sibling, roommates). Hit the check mark icon in the bottom left hand corner to finish your Sims2 Family.

Note: You cannot make any changes to Sims family members name, age or personality, once you have clicked finish. You can change their hair color, clothing and make up during the game.