In case anyone is wondering what I've been up to. Well, let's just say that college life has pretty much occupied my time. Kept me pretty busy!
As for the TS2, due to the graphical issues and technical issues I've been facing to the point where the basic residential lot is becoming unplayable (mainly pink flashing issues and random crashes), I've decided to move on from playing TS2, for now, to TS3. It's definitely not the same as TS2 but it beats playing a game that's become incompatible with current gen graphics.
I do still have TS2 installed, I just haven't ran the game for a while now. We'll see how it goes from here. While I've had my issues in the past with TS3, it's next best alternative to TS2.
So, yeah, at least I get to play endlessly now and I'm still getting the hang of TS3.