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"Shop-at-home" Hacked Coat Hook

by MaryLou & Numenor Posted 23rd Mar 2007 at 4:24 PM - Updated 18th Jan 2014 at 7:19 PM by leefish : fixing images
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This is a featured upload! It showcases the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Get for free any type of clothings!
by MaryLou & Numenor

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  • All restrictions stripped from the menu: now everyone (including pregnant sims, bigfoot, witches, servos) can get clothings for free, plan outfit and change to a different outfit. NOTE: this may lead to some oddities, because there are visual inconsistencies between the Bigfoot body and the human head, or the human clothings and the Servo head, etc. It's up to the player to choose the correctly match the clothings to the sim's head.

    For example, in this screenshot, Rhonda (pregnant) used the Hacked Coat Hook to select a custom Maternity outfit, Servo used it to change to Formal, Randy (not pregnant) changed to Maternity outfit, and Bigfoot changed his everyday outfit to a human one.

  • Unlocked category "Maternity" for buy/plan/change outfit: now you can buy Maternity clothings, plan the Maternity outfit and change to Maternity; the same options are available for the "Naked" outfit, though they are mostly useless (there is not "Naked" clothing to buy ). Surely the most important feature is the ability to select different Maternity outfits:
  • Unlocked category "Naked" for buy/plan/change outfit: while this option is basically useless for "Buy..." and "Plan outfit..." (there are no custom clothings marked as "Naked"), the "Change to... Naked" option may be useful for thos players who use the various "naturist" hacks available on the Net.

02 JULY 2007 - BUG FIX
Now the sims correctly reach the Coat Hook placed on every wall.

NOTE: this is a hacked object (in the sense that it allows to get results normally not available in a standard game), but it is NOT a global mod or a global hack: it will NOT be unknowingly exported with your lots, and it will NOT affect the sims (except for the new clothings you will "buy" for them) nor any other object existing in your game.

Probably many of you still remember (and use) a very old hacked dresser by Wintermuteai1, that enabled some hidden test menus on the big green dresser from the base game...
Well, we thought that it was time to create an updated version of that dresser; Winter was so kind to let us clone his old dresser (many thanks!), and we were about to create a quick updated copy of it.
But by far you all have probably come to know well the two of us: we are never satisfied So, modification by modification, we ended with a brand new object, with more functions, new menus, new animations and a brand new mesh
Though basically nothing survives of the original Wintermuteai's dresser in this Coat Hook, we still heartly thank him for having created it in the first place, and having given us permission to clone it

You will find the "Shop-at-home" Coat Hook in the Buy Mode catalog, subsection Misc/Dressers. Once placed in your lot, you can click on it and get the following options:
  • Get for Free -> Everyday, Formal, Underwear, etc... - This option will open the same selector you get when you buy clothes on the community lots, but all the clothings have a cost of zero. NOTE: the "Casual 2" and "Casual 3" clothing types are useless: buying them is the same as buying normal Everyday clothings.
  • Change to... - Same as any normal dressers: it allows to change your sims' clothings; Seasons players will get also the "Outerwear" option.
  • Plan outfit... - Same as any normal dressers (includes Outerwear for SSN players).

The Hacked Coat Hook lets you buy/plan/change to different Maternity outfits. The selector will include:
  • all the Maxis maternity outfits (only 1 in the base game, plus a couple more added with the various EPs);
  • all the "default replacement" Maternity clothings (in this case, the replaced Maxis outfits will not appear in the selector, of course);
  • all the custom Maternity clothings correctly categorized as "Maternity". Unfortunately, so far there was no way to change the Maternity outfit, and therefore all the custom outfits around are either "default replacements" or "Everyday" clothings with an added pregnancy morph. The good news is that it's quite easy to re-categorize the Everyday clothings, adding the Maternity flag (you can use the "Scanner" tool of SimPE, or manually edit the Property Set, adding 0x100 to the Category).

The Coat Hook is compatible with any game, from the base-game alone to Mansion & Garden; as for Seasons and its Outerwear, there is not a different version for that: if the Coat Hook detects SSN, it will show the Outerwear options.
To install the Coat Hook, extract the package from the attached rar and put it in the Downloads folder (or use the Q-Xpress). To uninstall, just remove the package from the Downloads.
Seasons owners might find interesting also the "Any-Wear" Coat Hook (you can have BOTH in your game, if you like).

The Coat Hook is fully recolourable; you can recolour separately the clothings and the wood panel, but we suggest to recolour both at the same time, because both parts share the same textures.

Please DO NOT CLONE and DO NOT REPOST ANYWHERE. Recolours are fully allowed, but don't include the mesh in your packages: provide a link to this thread, instead.
You can include these items in your lots and post the lots on free sites (NO EXCHANGE!!!), but you must credit MaryLou & Numenor and provide a link to this very thread (not just to MTS2).

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You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Test Subject
#101 Old 26th Mar 2007 at 2:46 PM
Thank you, I'm one of those who do not have the patience for loading screens just to buy some clothes. This is nice item also because of its small size and Maxis-ish look.
Field Researcher
#102 Old 26th Mar 2007 at 3:31 PM
Originally Posted by Terhen
I've tested that. In that neighbourhood (which I have tested this object) not even normal maxis dressers have option "Plan... Outerwear" after I have used this Coat Hook. Really weird, I say.

Is there anything I can do?

(I really like this object, this problem just makes me mad.)

I think this is not a problem of our coathook.
Please, try to delete the coathook from your Dowloads folder.
Then start the game and look at if the orginal maxis' dressers have the option.

If you like my creations, you may consider to make a little donation to support my site and my modding activity.
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Lab Assistant
#103 Old 26th Mar 2007 at 3:33 PM
That's a REALLY wonderful ccreation, because my game seems to be bugged in that place, I don't have the option to buy nor plan outerwear (please don't suggest to reinstall, it's not even a real problem).
Thanks again!
Field Researcher
#104 Old 26th Mar 2007 at 4:17 PM
This was the first hack that I ever liked enough to try. But it made one of my lots impossible to get to; it would just keep loading without getting anywhere, until I had to force the game to stop. I took the hack out of the downloads folder and have tried to get into that lot, but it's still the same every time. Before I delete the whole lot, which makes me very sad, has anyone else experienced this?
Field Researcher
#105 Old 26th Mar 2007 at 8:09 PM
Thanks....This Will Help A Lot For My Lots....

Yes I agree as well, quite shallow and pedantic....
The ModFather
retired moderator
#106 Old 26th Mar 2007 at 10:51 PM
Originally Posted by squeam
This was the first hack that I ever liked enough to try. But it made one of my lots impossible to get to; it would just keep loading without getting anywhere, until I had to force the game to stop. I took the hack out of the downloads folder and have tried to get into that lot, but it's still the same every time. Before I delete the whole lot, which makes me very sad, has anyone else experienced this?

No! Don't delete the lot!
Instead, read HERE: create an error log and post it here; I will hopefully help you understanding what is causing this endless loading.

I've finally started my Journal. Information only, no questions.

My latest activity: CEP 9.2.0! - AnyGameStarter 2.1.1 (UPD) - Scriptorium v.2.2f - Photo & Plaques hide with walls - Magazine Rack (UPD) - Animated Windows Hack (UPD) - Custom Instrument Hack (UPD) - Drivable Cars Without Nightlife (UPD) - Courtesy Lights (FIX) - Custom Fence-Arches - Painting-TV - Smarter Lights (UPD)

I *DON'T* accept requests, sorry.
Test Subject
#107 Old 27th Mar 2007 at 1:18 AM
Sweet! Shopping for clothes was taking WAY too much time from my gameplay.

Thank you.
Field Researcher
#108 Old 27th Mar 2007 at 1:29 AM
Numenor - Thank you so much for your help. I went in and got the error log. After resetting the error I was able to go to the lot. I'll send you the log information in a pm.
Lab Assistant
#109 Old 27th Mar 2007 at 5:50 AM
YESSSS!!! Been waiting for this! Thanks So Much!
Field Researcher
#110 Old 27th Mar 2007 at 4:03 PM
Wonderful! I can't say how amazingly helpful this has been! Thank you SO much!
Lab Assistant
#111 Old 27th Mar 2007 at 6:16 PM
I really love this, by far one of the most useful things I've downloaded in the game and think you are brilliant for making this!


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Test Subject
#112 Old 27th Mar 2007 at 6:48 PM
Wow! That´s amazing! I´m so happy, i wanna kiss you! Thanks!
Field Researcher
#113 Old 27th Mar 2007 at 11:19 PM
I've been using this extensivly now for a couple days, in many lots. I have all EP'a and SP's. No problems at all. (hope I don't jinx me). This is an awesome object. Exactly what I was looking for. It even works with Windkeepers Uni Clothing Mod and the (oh sorry can't remember the creator) Mods that show the Maxis clothing from other EPS as outerwear. I love the fact you guys did it as a wall item so you can place it on the main floor and have it go well. Don't really know how it could be better.
You guys ROCK! Thanks!
#114 Old 28th Mar 2007 at 4:30 AM
Looove It!! Thanks! :D

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Lab Assistant
#115 Old 28th Mar 2007 at 9:07 AM
One word - WOW!

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Test Subject
#116 Old 28th Mar 2007 at 8:19 PM
This will come in handy. Thanks a lot, it looks great. Now I don't need to use boolprop anymore. =)
Field Researcher
#117 Old 29th Mar 2007 at 3:18 AM
Thanks soooo much!
Field Researcher
#118 Old 29th Mar 2007 at 11:30 PM Last edited by Pistachio : 30th Mar 2007 at 12:49 AM.
I could be wrong but I think maybe the lack of plan outfit and change into outerwear is happening with Sims created before the EP was installed. I have this problem and it hasn't gone away taking the coat-hook out, but Sims from the new families that came with the EP seem to be able to change into their outerwear Ok.

I guess maybe its a Maxian bug!

Edit. No, the new-with-seasons families aren't working for me either, I think I may have assumed this erroneously thinking one of them came with a choice of outerwear, just re-checked the family and she didn't. Currently I'm finding that although they seem to be able to use the coat-hook to buy, the items aren't winding up in the dresser - there's no plan option available. I guess I'll have to create new Sims for each photo and just wait for winter and have them walk outside and hope they change for me

I have to say that one feature I particularly liked about the big green dresser is the fact Sims didn't need to walk up to it to use it, they would just change where ever they happened to be when the test outfit came up in the queue. I notice this isn't something you've incorporated into the coat-hook, it would be a great addition if you decide to do any updating to it! Its very handy for photos as you can leave them in the right place for the 'photoshoot' without having them wander off to change or moving the dresser out of shot in buy mode.
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#119 Old 30th Mar 2007 at 5:48 AM
Thanks I was looking for a new one of these since I just recently reinstalled. This is a good object, thanks!

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Test Subject
#120 Old 30th Mar 2007 at 8:28 AM
I had the PregandServoChangeAppearencePack hack from Squinge and I deleted it and now everything works fine. My apologies for not testing this first. But now I can fully enjoy your beautyful creation. JOY
Test Subject
#121 Old 30th Mar 2007 at 2:06 PM
thanks so much i love it!!!!!!!!! can toddlers also use this?
Forum Resident
#122 Old 30th Mar 2007 at 5:52 PM
Cheers ModFather, what would 'EA' do without you? - thanks for all your hard work and seemingly endless support with these great TS-2 projects!... :D

To all, of the very talented MTS-2 creative types - my sincere thanks for taking the time to create/upload/share...
#123 Old 30th Mar 2007 at 10:35 PM
This is fantastic! I have a quick question. I will try it and find out by testing but... I use christianluv's shop at home rack to remake- looks and clothing all my townies, downtownies, etc but it dosen't include outerwear. Can this one be used on those other sims when you select them (with insim?) Thanks for this!
#124 Old 31st Mar 2007 at 12:07 AM
This is wicked!!!

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#125 Old 31st Mar 2007 at 1:58 AM
Very cool!

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