SimPE - I need someone who knows how to program it
Sadly, I hardly know how to *use* Simpe, but I know *nothing* of how to mod it, alas. And I learned several programming languages, though not COBOL.
Maybe you could go check out the forum of the SimPE site. If these's anyone with knowledge about it, I bet you they should occasionally show up there!
I'm not certain about *support* for Sims 2, but I *do* know that Inge no longer cares about *modding* for Sims 2. Quite a while ago, she just moved her Sims 2 stuff to a side branch of her forum - just so it is still available for anyone who wants it -, but dedicated her main site to Sims 3. She also allows anyone who wants to do so, to just edit, rewrite and republish her mods. As if she doesn't care about it.
Peter only *worked* on SimPE for a while - and did an excellent job, too -, but has hardly any Sims knowledge.
The ambertation site is pretty much dead and has been since 2013. From the looks of things Ghost looks after basic answering of questions - but it looks like a lot of that is referring them back to MTS.
It's not really sim knowledge I'm looking for to be honest which is why I thought Peter or Inge could help. What I'm really looking for is how to do something similiar to SimPE rufio on the other formats of the files, rather than just the package where the sim resides.
Unfortunately - Rufio who is the guy who created the export facility, hasn't been around since 2009, and was hanging out at MATY where I have an aversion to going to because reasons.
My thought was that if I could get my hands on the source code for the hood export, that I could do the rest myself. I'm a programmer by trade, so changing programs and testing holds little terror for me.
The file formats are in the MTS Wiki, and can be traced from there.
I understand that it's not Sim knowledge you're looking for. The point that I was trying to make, is that the Jones family is not going to be helpful at all. Peter Jones is virtually impossible to find in the Simming community, because he doesn't care about Sims. Maintaining SimPE was just a programming challenge for him. Whenever he required Sim-specific knowledge, Inge would be right behind him.
And Inge nowadays only seems to care about Sims 3 - or maybe Sims 4 now? She won't even answer Sims 2 modding questions as far as I know, and has no programming knowledge whatsoever.
It's a sad thing that the SimPE site is all but dead now, too. Had I known that, I would not have sent you there.