I rarely ever play a game. However, I thought I might be interested in buying Sims 2. I've never played the Sims, but the idea of the game seems to suit me more than any other game out there. It sounds fun. Recommend it? Finally, on Sims 2, is that a game that takes up the entire screen when you play? I'd love to be able to keep an eye on my mail.app, when I'm playing, but games normally don't operate in windows, do they? Sorry, I'm a real game novice. I know trivial games will sometimes, but high-end intensive games like Sims 2 normally take over, don't they? Thanks for the help.