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Medieval NPC Replacements: Commoners

by sunni9676 Posted 26th Mar 2010 at 9:22 PM - Updated 24th Mar 2010 at 5:21 PM by fanseelamb : entered in medieval challenge
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This download is part of the Medieval Creator Challenge

Now you can fill your Medieval/Fantasy neighborhood towns and villages with delightfully dirty commoners. This is a default NPC replacement set of 16 NPCs (a total of 29 characters!). Using this set your NPCs will automatically appear in your game in era appropriate clothing.

NPCs included:

Messenger (Mailman)
Herald (Newspaper Delivery)
Tax Collector (Repoman) [Repogun recolor included]
Midwife (Social Worker)
Ratcatcher (Exterminator)
Grocery Delivery
Guard (Police)
Fire Brigade [Fire Extinguisher recolor included]
Thief (Burglar)

This set has been put into two parts for downloading because the file size exceeded 10mb. Once you remove the folders from the archive put them into your Sims2 -> Downloads folder and your NPC clothing will instantly change. (You can merge all the folders/files into one folder for convenience if desired) If you want to return to the game NPC apparel or use another default set, just remove or delete the Commoners folder.

Each NPC replacement package already includes the necessary mesh required, therefore you do NOT need to download any additional files or meshes for this set to work. However, if you would like your playable characters to wear the included apparel too, download the mesh files from the credits list below. (I selected fairly common meshes that are used in a lot of Medieval clothing recolors, so you may already even have these meshes).


Gara's Boutique for textures and meshes
  • GR_Mod08bodyMESH060201 (Used for AF Maid, Gardener, Driver, Ratcatcher, Grocery Delivery, Messenger, Midwife)
  • GR_Modm01bodyMESH060216 (Used for AM Maid, Butler, Gardener, Driver, Messenger)
Tiggerypum for meshes
  • MESH_tig_metunicpants092005.package (Used for EM Handyman)
  • MESH_tig_amtunicpants.package (Used for AM Ratcatcher, Grocery Delivery)
  • MESH_tig_mttunicpants092005.package (Used for TM Clerk, Herald)
Parsimonious for meshes
  • mesh_k8parsfefrengwon021605.package (Used for EF Nanny, Handyman)
  • mesh_k8parsftfrengown021605.package (Used for TF Clerk, Herald)
SimGrrl for textures
Witcher series textures were remixed for the Guard, Fire Brigade, Tax Collector and Thief

Almight Hat for texture
I *borrowed* some wood from Hats Bug Spray Barrel for use on the Fire Extinguisher; For photo purposes I used her DR Grocery Basket carried by the NPC Grocery Delivery. I highly recommend her Default Replacements for your medieval/historical hood.

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

Sims 2
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Size: 9.28 MB · Downloads: 16,554 · 26th Mar 2010
9.28 MB 16,554 26th Mar 2010

Size: 9.53 MB · Downloads: 17,150 · 26th Mar 2010
9.53 MB 17,150 26th Mar 2010
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
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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#51 Old 2nd Jul 2013 at 7:27 PM
I love the concept, it's a great idea and the clothes look great. But the downloads don't seem to work in my game. The heralds and the clerks show up just fine, but maids, messengers and drivers appear with their clothes (or mesh or whatever it's called) only they seem to be naked, like the clothes are designed to look naked. I don't know how to fix this problem...
Test Subject
#52 Old 28th Mar 2014 at 4:19 AM
I have the exact same problem!! Most work just fine...Butler and Messenger...very naked.
Test Subject
#53 Old 6th Apr 2014 at 3:16 PM
if only some of them weren't naked...on both of the download varieties they're nude.
Test Subject
#54 Old 5th Jul 2014 at 6:20 PM
Thank you ! :)
Test Subject
#55 Old 6th Jul 2014 at 4:19 AM
I just wanted to say thank you!! And also that before I downloaded these I saw that a lot of people are having problems with random nakedness and it made me want to try it even more. Lawl xDD
#56 Old 31st Jan 2015 at 8:59 PM Last edited by Tleilaxu3 : 16th Feb 2015 at 4:18 PM. Reason: Added
Wonderful concept... but, everyone's naked !! 0_0

If this were a nudist colony... but it's a medieval village and those who appear naked shall be ...shunned. Bummer.

OK I downloaded all of the meshes including the ones by Gara's Boutique and Parsimonious... but random service sims keep showing up with flesh-colored meshes.
Also installed all of the items that come in the download.
Will continue to keep working on this issue.......

" Inama Nushif "
Test Subject
#57 Old 5th Jul 2015 at 4:00 PM
It's absolutely wonderful for a medieval neighborhood! :)
Test Subject
#58 Old 14th Jul 2015 at 1:00 AM Last edited by Bmo280 : 14th Jul 2015 at 1:22 AM. Reason: i am super slow... fixed the issue
Edit: Problem solved. I'm a derp and I didn't install all of the separate apparel filea for each DL. For anyone else having the issue I described below, make sure you install the corresponding "apparel" file for your NPC type. The Commoner_NPC_gender.package file is not enough for this mod to work properly. Figured that out the hard way.

I love these too, but I, like some of the others, have been having problems with the textures showing up. The meshes are working fine, but there is no texture. Flesh-dresses and boots for everyone, except the fireman, who for some reason works fine.

I'm testing these in a completely cc-free world, so there shouldn't be any conflicts. I've tried deleting caches, deleting & reloading the Ea Games folder, and redownloading the files. Not sure what's going on. I've got all EPs and SPs running on Win7.

I know it's been several years since the initial upload, but I really hope someone can help us figure this out. I remember using these in a medieval game a long time ago and they were awesome. I really would love to use them again. :/
Test Subject
#59 Old 30th Dec 2015 at 10:25 PM
I've recently set up a user account dedicated for a medieval sims neighborhood. After spending hours happily downloading relevant items, I realized I can use the medieval NPC replacements. Thanks.
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